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Page 5: Introduction 15x faster than the standard However, keep in mind, that range is limited by the number of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF noise in your home or business. Insert one end of the cable to the Ethernet port on the back panel of the DWLAP and the other end of the cable to your network switch or router.
You may use the web-based configuration or the AP Manager software to configure your access point. Please refer to page 52 to use the AP Manager software. These buttons appear on most of the configuration screens in this section. Please click on the appropriate button at the bottom of each screen after you have made a configuration change. Mode: Access Point is selected from the drop-down menu. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
Enable this feature to auto-select the Scan: channel for best wireless performance. Authentication: Select Open System to communicate the key across the network. Disabled is selected here. Key Size: Select bit, bit, or bits. Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key. Valid Key: Input up to four keys for encryption. Group Key Update Select the interval during which the group key will be valid. A lower interval may reduce transfer data rate.
The Interval: default value of is reommended. PassPhrase: Enter a passphrase. WDS Wireless Distribution System allows access points to communicate with one another wirelessly in a standardized way. It can also simplify the network infrastructure by reducing the amount of cabling required. Enabling this feature broadcasts the SSID across the network. Channel: 6 is the default channel for IEEE All devices on the network must share the same channel.
Note: The wireless adapters will automatically scan and match the wireless setting. Select bit, bit, or bits. Key Size: Valid Key: Select the 1st through the 4th key to be the active key. Input up to four keys for encryption.
The Interval: default value of is recommended. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireles network, or to establish a new wireless network.
You will select one of these First through Fourth keys in the valid key field. Mode: Select AP Repeater from the drop-down menu. Channel: The channel used will be displayed. The channel will follow the root AP. Auto Channel Scan: This feature is not available in Repeater mode. Mode: Select AP Client from the drop-down menu. This is considered your internal network. These settings may be referred to as private settings. Beacon Interval: Beacons are packets sent by an access point to synchronize a network.
Specify a beacon interval value. The default is recommended. If you encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications to the value range between and are recommended Transmit Power: Choose full, half -3dB , quarter -6dB , eighth -9dB , minimum power.
Select Disabled to disable the filters function. Internal Station Enabling this feature allows wireless clients to communicate with Connection: each other. If this is disabled, wireless stations of the selected band are not allowed to exchange data through the access point.
Page 38 Server translates domain names such as www. An example of a domain name is: www. The DNS translates domain names such as www. Enter a user name.
The default setting is admin. User Name: Enter the current password blank by default. Select the file and click OK to update the firmware. Page Configuration File Configuration File Update File: Browse for the configuration settings that you have saved to your hard drive.
Click OK after you have selected the settings file. Load Settings to the Click OK to save the selected settings to your hard drive. Page 46 When you click Browse in the previous screen, the dialog box shown above appears. Select the file you wish to download and click Open. When this dialog box appears, click Save and select a location to save the configuration file.
Log Type: Check the box for the type of activity you want to log. To select a single device, simply click on the device you want to select. To select multiple devices, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on each additional device. To select an entire list, hold the Shift key, click on the first AP on the list and then click on the last AP on the list.
Page Device Configuration Device Configuration Click on this button to access the configuration properties of the selected device s. The device configuration window allows you to configure settings but does not actually apply the settings to the device unless you click the Apply button. You can also save and load configuration files from this window. You must place a checkmark in the Device Name box to change the name.
Page 56 This pulldown selection enables or disables the ability to Telnet into the selected device s. SNMP is disabled by default. Allows you to select a channel. Data Rate: A pulldown menu to select the maximum wireless signal rate for the selected devices s.
Specify the beacon value for the selected device s here. The default value of is recommended. If you select WPA as the authentication type, an additional tab will appear with the WPA configuration options based on your selection.
Authentication Select from the pulldown menu the type of authentication to be used Type: on the selected device s. Open: The key is communicated across the network. Shared: Limited to communication with devices that share the same WEP settings. A lower interval may reduce transfer rates. Internal Station When this option is disabled, wireless stations are not allowed to Connection: exchange data through the access point. Configure the IP address Settings: pool in the fields below.
Click to enable Static Pool Settings. Page Log Remote Syslog Check this box to enable logging. Status: Select Enable or Disable from the drop-down menus. To save a configuration file follow these steps: Select a device from the Device List on the main screen of the AP Manager. Page 74 To load a previously saved configuration file, follow these steps: Select a device from the Device List on the main screen of the AP Manager. Click the Open button. Locate the file and click Open. Page 75 Firmware You can upgrade the firmware by clicking on this button after selecting the device s.
A popup window will appear. Click Next. Page 78 Enter a Password and retype it in the Verify Password field. Auto Channel Scan is enabled by default. The access point will scan for the best available channel. If you want to enable Encryption, enter the Encryption values here. Page Refresh Refresh Click on this button to refresh the list of devices available on the network.
Dlink DWL-2100AP User Manual
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D-Link DWL-2100AP Manual
Quick Links. Table of Contents. See the Appendix if you need assistance in assigning a Static IP address for your network adapter. Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. Page 4: Front Panel A blinking light indicates data is being transmitted via the Ethernet port.