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Setup Wizard
The Setup Wizard is a useful and easy utility to help setup the DWL-1700AP to quickly connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) with only a few steps required. It will guide you step by step to configure the password, time, and WAN settings of your DWL-1700AP. The Setup Wizard is a helpful guide for first time users to the DWL-1700AP.
 
Wireless Settings

Allow you to change the wireless settings to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.

SSID
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID's factory default setting is "default". The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.

Channel
Indicates the channel setting for the DWL-1700AP. By default the channel is set to 6. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network.

WEP
Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) is a wireless security protocol for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). WEP provides security by encrypting the data that is sent over the WLAN. The DWL-1700AP supports two levels of WEP Encryption: 64Bit encryption and 128Bit encryption. WEP is disabled by default. The WEP setting can be changed to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.

Key Type
The Key Types that are supported by the DWL-1700AP are HEX (Hexadecimal) and ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange.) The Key Type can be changed to fit an existing wireless network or to customize your wireless network.

Passphrase
Enter a passphrase (HEX or ASCII characters) and the DWL-1700AP will automatically generate the keys 1-4 when the "Generate" button is pressed.

KEYS
Keys 1-4 allow you to easily change wireless encryption settings to maintain a secure network. Simply select the specific key to be used for encrypting wireless data on the network.

 
Mode
The DWL-1700AP can performed in four operation modes: Wireless Access bridge, Wireless Access router with PPPoE Ethernet connection, Wireless Access router with dynamic IP address Ethernet connection and Wireless Access router with static IP address Ethernet connection. In this page, you can configured the IP settings of the Ethernet, Wireless and PPPoE interface for the DWL-1700AP. These settings may be referred to as Public settings and they are provided to you by your ISP. Please select the appropriate option to connect to your ISP.
 
Wireless Access Bridge
Select this option to setup your DWL-1700AP in bridge mode and this device runs as a wireless Bridge.
 
Dynamic IP based Wireless Access Router
Select this option if your ISP provides you an IP address automatically. This option is typically used for Cable services.
Host Name - The Host Name field is optional but may be required by some ISPs. The host name is the device name of the DWL-1700AP.
 

Static IP based Wireless Access Router
Select this option to set static IP information. You will need to enter in the IP address, subnet mask, gateway address, and DNS address(es) provided to you by your ISP. Each IP address entered in the fields must be in the appropriate IP form, which is four IP octets separated by a dot (x.x.x.x). The Router will not accept the IP address if it is not in this format.

Example: 192.168.0.100

 

PPPoE based Wireless Access Router
Select this option if your ISP requires you to use a PPPoE connection. This option is typically used for DSL services. Select Dynamic PPPoE to obtain an IP address automatically for your PPPoE connection. Select Static PPPoE to use a static IP address for your PPPoE connection.

User Name - Enter your PPPoE username.
Password - Enter your PPPoE password.
Service Name - Enter the service name provided by your ISP. (optional)
IP Address - This option is only available for Static PPPoE. Enter in the static IP address for the PPPoE connection.
Maximum Idle time - The amount of time of inactivity before disconnecting your PPPoE session. Enter a Maximum Idle Time (in minutes) to define a maximum period of time for which the Internet connection is maintained during inactivity. If the connection is inactive for longer than the defined Maximum Idle Time, then the connection will be dropped. Either set this to zero or enable Auto-reconnect to disable this feature.
Auto-reconnect - If enabled, the DWL-1700AP will automatically connect to your ISP after your system is restarted or if the connection is dropped.

 
LAN Settings
These are the IP settings of the LAN interface for the DWL-1700AP. These settings may be referred to as Private settings. You may change the LAN IP address if needed. The LAN IP address is private to your internal network and cannot be seen on the Internet. The default IP address is 192.168.1.50 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. You may enter a local domain name for the LAN network if you prefer.
 
DHCP Server
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DHCP server gives out IP addresses when a device is booting up and request an IP address to be logged on to the network. That device must be set as a DHCP client to "Obtain the IP address automatically". By default, the DHCP Server is enabled. The DHCP address pool contains the range of the IP address that will automatically be assigned to the clients on the network.
Starting IP address - The starting IP address for the DHCP server's IP assignment.
Ending IP address - The ending IP address for the DHCP server's IP assignment.
Lease Time - The length of time for the IP lease.

DHCP client computers will have their information displayed in the Client Table. The Client Table will show the Host Name, IP Address, MAC Address, and Expired Time of the DHCP lease for each client computer.