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  • Page 1 SETUP GUIDE PROSERIES HIGHPOWER AC1750...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS PACKAGE CONTENTS ............................2 LED INDICATORS ............................. 3 MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS ..........................5 GETTING STARTED ............................6 OPERATIONAL MODES (BASIC SETUP) ......................7 Network Bridge Mode Overview and Basic Setup ....................8 Range Extender Mode Overview and Basic Setup ....................16 Firewall Range Extender Mode Overview and Basic Setup ..................
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    PACKAGE CONTENTS Package Contents Check to make sure you have all the contents within your package:  ProSeries High Power AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender / Bridge  3 x Detachable High Gain 3dBi Antennas  Magnetic Mounting Kit & Mounting Template ...
  • Page 5: Led Indicators

    LED INDICATORS From left to right: PoE: Indicates when there is an active PoE connection on the LAN1 wired port. LED will remain on. USB: Indicates when there is a USB device is attached to the USB port. 5.0GHz Wi-Fi: Blinks rapidly when Wi-Fi data traffic is transmitted or received over the wireless network. 2.4GHz Wi-Fi: Blinks rapidly when Wi-Fi data traffic is transmitted or received over the wireless network.
  • Page 6 SIDE PANEL DESCRIPTION PWR: Power adapter port. 12V 4A. LAN1 (PoE): Gigabit RJ-45 port with Power over Ethernet input. Connect wired devices or to a PoE switch to use the Range Extender / Bridge without the power adapter. LAN2: Gigabit RJ-45 local network port for expanding your network. USB: Attach USB devices to save or load settings, upgrade firmware, save system logs or load boot files.
  • Page 7: Mounting Instructions

    MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS Magnetic Mounting The mounting kit included with the Range Extender / Bridge provides a convenient method to mount the Range Extender / Bridge on a wall or ceiling. Once you have chosen the location for where you want to install the Range Extender / Bridge, locate the Mounting Template.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED a) Attach the included antennas to the antenna ports on the Range Extender / Bridge. b) Power on the Range Extender / Bridge by attaching either the power adapter to the Range Extender / Bridge and plugging in the other end into a power outlet or attaching a PoE Ethernet cable to the LAN1 port on the side panel and the other end to an active PoE switch.
  • Page 9: Operational Modes (Basic Setup)

    OPERATIONAL MODES (BASIC SETUP) The Range Extender / Bridge features four different operational modes that can be configured via the web menu: Network Bridge Range Extender Firewall Range Extender WDS-Bridge...
  • Page 10: Network Bridge Mode Overview And Basic Setup

    NETWORK BRIDGE OVERVIEW A Network Bridge creates a connection between two separate networks wirelessly. The Network Bridge connects to a Wi-Fi network (either 2.4 or 5.0GHz network) of the existing network and provides wired connections to expand the network further. All devices connected to the Client Bridge are on the same subnet and local network as the existing network.
  • Page 11 NETWORK BRIDGE MODE BASIC SETUP Find an optimal setup location for your Network Bridge Place the Network Bridge in a location where it can receive a strong signal from the Source Network. The better the connection the faster the bridged network speeds will be.
  • Page 12 Attach Antennas, Power On & Connect to your Computer d) Attach the included antennas to the antenna ports on the Network Bridge. e) Power on the Network Bridge by attaching either the power adapter to the Bridge and plugging in the other end into a power outlet or attaching a PoE Ethernet cable to the LAN1 port on the side panel and the other end to an active PoE switch.
  • Page 13 Open your Web Browser a) Open your web browser. b) Type http://setup.ampedwireless.com into the web address bar. If the web menu fails to open, type in the following IP address into your web address bar: http://192.168.80.240 Note: If you have problems accessing the Web Menu… Disable third-party firewalls such as Norton, Zone Alarm or Windows Defender.
  • Page 14 Select the Operational Mode a) After the web menu appears, select Dashboard from the navigation menu on the top of the page. b) Select Operational Mode from the left hand navigation. Using the dropdown menu, select Network Bridge Mode for the Operational Mode and click Apply.
  • Page 15 Basic Setup Wizard Confirm that Bridge Mode is the mode that you wish to configure and Click Next to begin. Scan for a Source Network to Connect to and Bridge Click Scan to find available networks. Select the Source Network that you wish to connect to and bridge.
  • Page 16 Source Network Security Settings (if necessary) If the Source Network chosen has security enabled, you will need to enter the security key here. If the Source Network does not have security enabled, leave the security field blank. Click Next to apply the settings. DO NOT LEAVE OR REFRESH THIS PAGE Allow the configuration to complete and the Basic Setup Wizard will automatically redirect you to the next step.
  • Page 17 Setup Summary Once the Network Bridge has rebooted, it will load the Setup Summary page and provide you with the details of your setup. It is recommended that you print this page for your records. Open a new web browser window and check that you have access to the Internet.
  • Page 18: Range Extender Mode Overview And Basic Setup

    RANGE EXTENDER MODE OVERVIEW Range Extender mode expands the range of any standard Wi-Fi router by repeating the signal (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) and redistributing it in a new, extended location. In addition, to creating a new extended Wi-Fi network for devices to connect to, the Range Extender also provides additional wired connections for bridging additional network devices to the existing network.
  • Page 19 RANGE EXTENDER MODE BASIC SETUP Find an optimal setup location for your Range Extender Place the Range Extender in a location between your Source Network’s wireless access point/router and your wireless dead zone. It’s recommended that you place the Range Extender in a location where it can receive a strong signal from the Source Network’s wireless access point/router.
  • Page 20 Attach Antennas, Power On & Connect to your Computer a) Attach the included antennas to the antenna ports on the Range Extender. b) Power on the Range Extender by attaching either the power adapter to the Range Extender and plugging in the other end into a power outlet or attaching a PoE Ethernet cable to the LAN1 port on the side panel and the other end to an active PoE switch.
  • Page 21 Open your Web Browser a) Open your web browser. b) Type http://setup.ampedwireless.com into the web address bar. If the web menu fails to open, type in the following IP address into your web address bar: http://192.168.80.240 Note: If you have problems accessing the Web Menu… Disable third-party firewalls such as Norton, Zone Alarm or Windows Defender.
  • Page 22 Select the Operational Mode a) After the web menu appears, select Dashboard from the navigation menu on the top of the page. b) Select Operational Mode from the left hand navigation. Using the dropdown menu, select Range Extender Mode for the Operational Mode and click Apply. d) When the web menu has reloaded, select Basic Setup.
  • Page 23 Basic Setup Wizard Confirm that Range Extender Mode is the mode that you wish to configure and Click Next to begin. Scan for a Source Network to Connect to Extend Click Scan to find available networks. Select the Source Network(s) that you wish to repeat.
  • Page 24 Source Network Security Settings (if necessary) If the Source Network chosen has security enabled, you will need to enter the security key here. If you selected a dual band network to repeat, you will need to enter both security keys here. If the Source Network does not have security enabled, leave the security field blank.
  • Page 25 Configure Settings for your Extended Network The default Wi-Fi network ID of your Extended Networks are: Amped_REB_5.0 Amped_REB_2.4 If you choose to “Clone” the settings from your Source Network, the wizard will copy the SSID and security key of your Source Network.
  • Page 26 Setup Summary Once the Range Extender has rebooted, it will load the Setup Summary page and provide you with the details of your setup. It is recommended that you print this page for your records. If you haven’t already positioned your Range Extender in an optimal location, you may do so now.
  • Page 27: Firewall Range Extender Mode Overview And Basic Setup

    FIREWALL RANGE EXTENDER MODE (WWAN) OVERVIEW Firewall Range Extender mode functions similarly to a router that connects to a Wi-Fi network instead of wired to a modem. It is a Range Extender that creates a secure firewall between the Source Network and the Extended Network.
  • Page 28 FIREWALL RANGE EXTENDER MODE BASIC SETUP Find an optimal setup location for your Range Extender Place the Firewall Range Extender in a location between your Source Network’s wireless access point/router and your wireless dead zone. It’s recommended that you place the Firewall Range Extender in a location where it can receive a strong signal from the Source Network’s wireless access point/router.
  • Page 29 Attach Antennas, Power On & Connect to your Computer d) Attach the included antennas to the antenna ports on the Firewall Range Extender. e) Power on the Firewall Range Extender by attaching either the power adapter to the Firewall Range Extender and plugging in the other end into a power outlet or attaching a PoE Ethernet cable to the LAN1 port on the side panel and the other end to an active PoE switch.
  • Page 30 Open your Web Browser a) Open your web browser. b) Type http://setup.ampedwireless.com into the web address bar. If the web menu fails to open, type in the following IP address into your web address bar: http://192.168.80.240 Note: If you have problems accessing the Web Menu… Disable third-party firewalls such as Norton, Zone Alarm or Windows Defender.
  • Page 31 Select the Operational Mode a) After the web menu appears, select Dashboard from the navigation menu on the top of the page. b) Select Operational Mode from the left hand navigation. Using the dropdown menu, select Firewall Range Extender Mode for the Operational Mode and click Apply.
  • Page 32 Basic Setup Wizard Confirm that Firewall Range Extender Mode is the mode that you wish to configure and Click Next to begin. Scan for a Source Network to Connect to Extend Click Scan to find available networks. Select the Source Network that you wish to repeat.
  • Page 33 Source Network Security Settings (if necessary) If the Source Network chosen has security enabled, you will need to enter the security key here. If you selected a dual band network to repeat, you will need to enter both security keys here. If the Source Network does not have security enabled, leave the security field blank.
  • Page 34 Configure Settings for your Extended Network The default Wi-Fi network ID of your Extended Networks are: Amped_REB_5.0 Amped_REB_2.4 If you choose to “Clone” the settings from your Source Network, the wizard will copy the SSID and security key of your Source Network.
  • Page 35 Setup Summary Once the Firewall Range Extender has rebooted, it will load the Setup Summary page and provide you with the details of your setup. It is recommended that you print this page for your records. If you haven’t already positioned your Firewall Range Extender in an optimal location, you may do so now.
  • Page 36: Wds-Bridge Mode Overview And Basic Setup

    WDS-BRIDGE MODE OVERVIEW WDS (Wireless Distribution System) Bridge mode enables the wireless interconnection of Access Points using WDS mode, and Network Bridges using WDS mode. A WDS-Bridge connects wirelessly to a WDS-Access Point and expands the existing network by creating additional wired ports to expand the network with by adding network switches, computers or servers and more.
  • Page 37 WDS-BRIDGE MODE BASIC SETUP Find an optimal setup location for your WDS-Bridge Place the WDS-Bridge in a location where it can receive a strong signal from the Source Network. The better the connection the faster the bridged network speeds will be.
  • Page 38 Attach Antennas, Power On & Connect to your Computer a) Attach the included antennas to the antenna ports on the WDS-Bridge. b) Power on the WDS-Bridge by attaching either the power adapter to the Bridge and plugging in the other end into a power outlet or attaching a PoE Ethernet cable to the LAN1 port on the side panel and the other end to an active PoE switch.
  • Page 39 Open your Web Browser a) Open your web browser. b) Type http://setup.ampedwireless.com into the web address bar. If the web menu fails to open, type in the following IP address into your web address bar: http://192.168.80.240 Note: If you have problems accessing the Web Menu… Disable third-party firewalls such as Norton, Zone Alarm or Windows Defender.
  • Page 40 Select the Operational Mode a) After the web menu appears, select Dashboard from the navigation menu on the top of the page. b) Select Operational Mode from the left hand navigation. Using the dropdown menu, select WDS-Bridge Mode for the Operational Mode and click Apply. d) When the web menu has reloaded, select Basic Setup.
  • Page 41 Basic Setup Wizard Using the dropdown menu select which Wi-Fi frequency you wish to configure for WDS - AP mode: 2.4GHz Only 5GHz Only Both 2.4GHz and 5GHz After you have made your selection, click Next to begin. For the purpose of this User’s Guide, we will provide instructions and screenshots for a dual band configuration (both 2.4GHz and 5GHz).
  • Page 42 WDS Settings WDS - Bridge mode requires additional Access Points also functioning in WDS - AP mode. A WDS enabled Bridge connects to another WDS-Access Point via MAC addresses. Enter the MAC addresses of the Access Points with WDS enabled into the corresponding fields that you wish to connect For WDS connections to work properly, the MAC address associations must also be configured on each individual WDS enabled Access Point or Bridge, not just the one you are...
  • Page 43 Setup Summary Once the WDS-Bridge has rebooted, it will load the Setup Summary page and provide you with the details of your setup. It is recommended that you print this page for your records. The Summary will display the status of each WDS connection and the signal strength of each connection.
  • Page 44: Web Menu Navigation And Features

    WEB MENU NAVIGATION AND FEATURES The Range Extender / Bridge has many additional features and settings that can be configured via the Web Menu. To access these settings start with the navigation menu located on the top of the Web Menu. Once the desired menu is selected, additional navigational options will appear on the left hand side.
  • Page 45: Dashboard

    Dashboard The Dashboard provides you with glance at general setup information and provides options for the basic setup of the Range Extender / Bridge. You can view the current operational mode, Wi-Fi settings, Source network status, wired port information and IP settings from their corresponding status pages.
  • Page 46: Wi-Fi Settings

    Wi-Fi Settings For in-depth configuration of any Wi-Fi network setting, including the source network and extended network, or Wi- Fi security setting, the Wi-Fi Settings menu provides a host of features that can all be configured to your preferences. The Basic Settings page allows you to adjust settings for the Source Network connection and your Extended Networks.
  • Page 47 Signal Strength: The signal strength quality between the Range Extender / Bridge and the Source Network. It is recommended that the signal strength is greater than 70% for optimal performance. Band: Select the compatible Wi-Fi standard and speed for your wireless network. This is typically the same band as what the Source Network is operating on to ensure optimal performance.
  • Page 48 The Wi-Fi Security Settings page can be accessed to configure security settings for all Extended Wi-Fi Networks. These settings apply to Range Extender or Firewall Range Extender operational modes. Extended Network SSID Selection: Using the drop down menu, you can select which Extended Network you wish to configure and may adjust the security settings below.
  • Page 49 Load Balancing: Limit the number of devices that can connect to the selected Extended Network SSID. This can assist in managing the bandwidth used by each Extended Network SSID. The maximum number of devices for each SSID is 50 devices. Authentication / Encryption: Set the security type and security key used to access the Extended Network.
  • Page 50: Network Settings

    Network Settings Manage the IP address and DHCP server settings for the Range Extender / Bridge. Settings such as Virtual LAN configurations and settings for the wired LAN ports can be adjusted here. The Domain Redirect feature for enabling access to the web menu via http://setup.ampedwireless.com can also be configured here.
  • Page 51: Administration

    Administration The Administration menu provides a detailed view into the Range Extender / Bridge’s configuration settings. You can also configure general settings such as, clock settings, management protocols, system logs, LED settings, alarm settings, upgrade firmware and password settings from here.
  • Page 52: Limited Warranty

    The Amped Wireless (A division of Newo Corporation, Inc.) Limited Warranty Warranty Period: The Amped Wireless Limited Warranty is for one (1) year from the date of purchase for new products. Refurbished products carry the Limited Warranty for thirty (30) days after the date of purchase.
  • Page 53 A dated proof of original purchase and the RMA number is required to process warranty claims. You are responsible for properly packaging and shipping the product at your cost and risk to Amped Wireless. The bearer of cost related to shipping repaired or replaced product back to the purchaser will be at the sole discretion of Amped Wireless and determined based on the details of each RMA case.
  • Page 54 Technical Support: The Amped Wireless Limited Warranty is not related to the terms, conditions and policies of Amped Wireless Elite Support offerings. For questions regarding support, please contact techsupport@ampedwireless.com.
  • Page 55: Legal Notices And Disclaimers

    LEGAL NOTICES AND DISCLAIMERS Copyright Information and Trademark Usage Guidelines © 2015 Amped Wireless / Newo Corporation. All rights reserved. Amped Wireless, Newo Corporation, and the Amped Wireless logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Newo Corporation. All non-Amped Wireless trademarks, logos, brands and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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  • Page 58 AMPED WIRELESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THE PURCHASER’S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR DATA. All title and copyrights in and to the Software and any copies thereof are owned by Amped Wireless or its partners/suppliers. All title and intellectual property rights in and to the content which may be accessed through use of the Software is the property of the respective content owner and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties.
  • Page 59 This section describes how you agree to resolve any disputes with Amped Wireless regarding these Terms of Use or your purchase of any product from Amped Wireless and your use of that product. You and Amped Wireless agree to the following resolution process.
  • Page 60 If you believe you cannot afford the AAA’s fee, you may apply to the AAA for a waiver. As an exception to this arbitration agreement, Amped Wireless is happy to give you the right to pursue in small...
  • Page 61 Before initiating any arbitration proceeding, you agree to first discuss the matter informally with Amped Wireless for at least 30 days. To do that, please send your full name and contact information, your concern and your proposed solution by mail to us at: 13089 Peyton Dr. #C307, Chino Hills, CA 91709;...
  • Page 64 888-573-8820 e-mail techsupport@ampedwireless.com www.ampedwireless.com Amped Wireless A Division of Newo Corporation Copyright © 2015 Amped Wireless / Newo Corporation. All rights reserved. Amped Wireless, Newo Corporation, and the Amped Wireless Logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Newo Corporation.