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Setup Wizard
The Setup Wizard is a useful and easy utility to help setup the DWL-2700AP  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, WLAN and security settings of your DWL-2700AP. The Setup Wizard is a helpful guide for first time users.

 
Wireless Settings

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

 

Mode
Select a function mode to configure your wireless network. Function modes includes AP, WDS and WDS with AP. Function modes are designed to support various wireless network topology and applications.


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.

 

SSID Broadcast

SSID would be invisible on Station Sitesurvey table, while User disable SSID Broadcast.

Channel
Indicates the channel setting for the DWL-2700AP. By default the channel for 11g 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.

Auto Channel Scan

Once Auto Channel Scan is checked , DWL-2700AP  will scan and detect a less interference channel.

 

Authentication

Authentication is the process of proving identity, which can be used to control the access right to the Access Point. The default value for Authentication type is "Open System".

  • Open System

In Open System, any station can authenticate to the Access Point if it is configured with open system. Encryption can be configured to disabled or enabled. If encryption is disabled, any station can send and receive data from the access point. If encryption is enabled, station can only send and receive data if the station is configured with correct WEP key.

  • Shared Key

In Shared authentication, only stations with correct WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key can authenticate and send/receive data from the Access Point.

  • Open System/Shared Key

In Open System/Shared Key mode, any station can authenticate to the access point no matter if it is configured as Open System or Shared Key. However, only stations with correct WEP key can send/receive data from the Access Point.

  • 802.1x

802.1x provides a means of authenticating and authorizing stations to attach to a LAN port. This standard defines the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), which uses a central authentication server like RADIUS server to authenticate each user on the network.

  • WPA-EAP

WPA-EAP stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access - Extensible Authentication Protocol. This encryption scheme uses the algorithm which could be less subject to be cracked than WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). WPA-EAP is designed for use with an 802.1X authentication server (RADIUS server) to distribute different keys to authenticate each user on the network. The Wi-Fi Alliance calls EAP authentication version WPA-Enterprise.

  • WPA-PSK

WPA-PSK stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access - pre-shared key, which is a less secure mode than WPA-EAP. The Wi-Fi Alliance calls the pre-shared key version WPA-Personal. Each user must enter a passphrase to access the network. The passphrase may be from 8 to 63 ASCII characters or 64 hexadecimal digits (256 bits). For better security, it is suggested to change passphrases whenever an individual with access is no longer authorized to use the network.

  • WPA2-EAP

While WPA just implements the majority of IEEE 802.11i, WPA2 is the certified form of IEEE 802.11i, which implements mandatory elements of IEEE 802.11i. WPA2-EAP requires an 802.1X authentication server (RADIUS server) to distribute different keys to authenticate each user on the network. The Wi-Fi Alliance calls EAP authentication version WPA2-Enterprise.

  • WPA2-PSK

WPA2-PSK(Pre-shared Key) is also called WPA2-Personal, which is designed for home and small office networks that cannot afford the cost and complexity of an RADIUS server. Each user must enter a passphrase to access the network. The passphrase may be from 8 to 63 ASCII characters or 64 hexadecimal digits (256 bits). For better security, it is suggested to change passphrases whenever an individual with access is no longer authorized to use the network.

  • WPA-AUTO-EAP

WPA-AUTO-EAP supports stations configured as WPA-EAP or WPA2-EAP.

  • WPA-AUTO-PSK

WPA-AUTO-PSK supports stations configured as WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK.

 

LAN Settings
Also referred as Private settings. LAN settings allow you to configure LAN interface of DWL-2700AP. LAN IP address is private to your internal network and is not visible to Internet. The default IP address is 192.168.0.50 with subnet mask as 255.255.255.0 for DWL-2700AP. 
 

Get IP From
The factory default setting is "Static(Manual)" which allows the IP address of the DWL-2700AP  to be manually configured in accordance to the applied local area network. Enable Dynamic(DHCP) to allow the DHCP host to automatically assign the Access Point an IP address that conforms to the applied local area network.


IP address
The default IP address is 192.168.0.50 for DWL-2700AP. It can be modified to conform to an existing local area network. Please note that the IP address of each device in the wireless local area network must be within the same IP address range and subnet mask. Take default DWL-2700AP  IP address as an example, each station associated to the AP must be configured with a unique IP address falling in the range of 192.168.0.*. "*" ranges from 0 to 255 but 50 in this case.


Subnet Mask
A mask used to determine what subnet an IP address belongs to. The default subnet settings is 255.255.255.0 for DWL-2700AP.


Gateway
Specify the gateway IP address of the local network.