Advanced
 
Mode
Access Point
This selection allows the  to perform as a wireless Access Point for other wireless devices to connect to. For most users, this default mode is suitable for most general usage. You will need to select Access Point in order to use the Load Balancing Mode or Backup Mode.

PtP Bridge
PtP (Point to Point Bridge) allows the  to connect to another wireless Access Point capable of bridging. However, be aware that most manufacturers use proprietary settings when enabling bridging mode in the Access Point. A typical scenario for this selection is establishing a connection between two buildings through a wireless connection. Enter the MAC address of the remote bridge associated with the AP in the "Remote AP MAC Address" field.

PtMP Bridge
PtMP (Point to Multiple Point Bridge) allows the  to connect to multiple wireless Access Points using the bridging function. In this mode it will associate with any or all available bridges matching the MAC addresses in the Remote AP MAC Address Table.

AP Repeater
This selection allows the  to be function as a repeater. A repeater extends the range of radio coverage for a specific AP. Enter the MAC address of the remote AP that requires extended range.

AP Client
This selection allows the  to function as a wireless client. In this mode, the user will need to enter SSID of the remote Access Point to establish wireless connection. You also have the option of using Site Survey to scan and connect to an available wireless network. The MAC address will be automatically entered when you use the Site Survey tool.

Performance
Wireless Band
Select the Wireless Band to configure.

Frequency
Indicates the current frequency for the . The value is dependent on the current channel setting. This setting is for information only and cannot be changed.

Channel
Indicates the channel setting for the . The default value for 802.11g is set to 6, and for 802.11a is set to 52. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network.

Auto Channel Select
By changing the value of this setting to "Enable" the Channel of the  will automatically be changed to the Channel with the least amount of traffic.

Data Rate
Indicates the base transfer rates based on the speed of wireless adapters on the WLAN (wireless local area network). The default value is set to "Auto" which adjusts the base transfer rate depending on the base rate of the connecting device.

Beacon interval (20-1000)
Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize a wireless network. Specify a Beacon interval value between 20 and 1000. The default value is set to 100 milliseconds.

DTIM interval (1-255)
Enter a value between 1 and 255 for the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM). A DTIM is a countdown informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. When the Access Point has buffered broadcast or multicast messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. AP clients hear the beacons and awaken to receive the broadcast and multicast messages. The default value for DTIM interval is set to 1.

Fragmentation Length (256-2346)
This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you experience a high packet error rate, you may slightly increase your "Fragmentation" value within the value range of 256 to 2346. Setting the Fragmentation value too low may result in poor performance.

RTS Length (256-2346)
This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications to the value range between 256 and 2346 are recommended. The default value for RTS Threshold is set to 2346.

Transmit Power
Transmitting power can be limited for circumstances where cell overlap is not desired or interference is a concern. The options are full (default), half (-3dB), quarter (-6dB), eighth (-9dB) or min (minimum).

Super Setting
The  is adhere to IEEE 802.11a standard in providing high date wireless transfer rates of up to 54Mbps. Capable of providing date rates of up to 72Mbps by enabling the Super Mode.

Super Mode
This activates the Super G Mode option. The default value is set to Disabled. The value can be changed according to the different Super G Mode capabilities of connecting devices. The available options are Disabled, Super G without Turbo, Super G with Static Turbo, and Super G with Dynamic Turbo.

Radio Wave
Indicates the setting for Radio Wave. Default setting is "On".


Filters
The  can be setup to deny or only allow access to wireless clients with the listed MAC addresses.

Wireless Band
Select the Wireless Band to configure.

Access Control
Use the client's MAC Address to authorize network access through the Access Point.
Select Accept to enable communication between the Access Point and only other wireless devices with MAC addresses listed in the Authorization table.
Select Reject to disable communication between the Access Point and other wireless devices with MAC addresses listed in the Authorization table.


WLAN Partition
Wireless Band
Select the Wireless Band to configure.

Internal Station Connection
When this is enabled there is no barrier between communication among wireless stations connecting to the Access Point. If this is disabled, wireless stations of the selected band (802.11a 0r 802.11g) are not allowed to exchange data through the Access Point. The default value is set to "Enabled".
  • Ethernet to WLAN Access
    When this is enabled there is no barrier between the data flow from the Ethernet to wireless devices connected to the Access Point. If this is disabled, all data from the Ethernet to associated wireless devices is blocked. Wireless devices can still send data to the Ethernet. The default value is set to "Enabled".
  • Connection Between 802.11a & 802.11g
    When this is enabled, devices on the 802.11a network are able to exchange data with devices on the 802.11g network through the Access Point. If this is disabled, a partition is created between the networks within the Access Point. That is, data from any associated device on the 802.11a cannot send data to or receive data from another device on the 802.11g network through the Access Point.
Encryption
Wireless Band
Select the Wireless Band to configure.

Authentication
For added security on a wireless network, data Encryption can be enabled. There are four available Authentication types that can be selected. The default value is set to "Open System".

Open System
For Open System authentication, only the wireless clients with the same WEP key will be able to communicate on the wireless network. The Access Point will remain visible to all devices on the network.

Shared Key
For Shared Key authentication, the Access Point cannot be seen on the wireless network except to the wireless clients that share the same WEP key.

Open System/Shared Key
With this setting both shared and open system are employed. Stations have the option of using either but must still have the correct key to decrypt data.

WPA(Wi-Fi Protected Access)
  • WPA
    WPA is a subset of the 802.11i draft 3.0 that satisfies some of the requirements of the full 802.11i standard. It supports two authenticated key management protocols in infrastructure mode using 802.1X with pre-shared key(PSK) and with EAP authentication.


  • WPA-PSK
    It supports directly to use pre-shared key as the encryption/ integrity key without authenticated key management protocol.


The definition of Wi-Fi came after completion of the IEEE802.11 standard. However, the major Wi-Fi manufacturers decided that security was so important to end users that it had to move as fast as possible to deliver a replacement for WEP.

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  supports 3 levels of WEP Encryption: 64Bit encryption, 128Bit encryption, and 152Bit encryption for IEEE 802.11g and 64Bit encryption, 128Bit encryption, and 152Bit encryption for IEEE 802.11a. 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  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.

Valid Key
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.

Grouping
Load Balancing Group
This selection allows the  to load balance with other  Access Points that have the same group name. Please note that Load Balancing mode is available only when Access Point mode is selected.

DHCP Server
DHCP Server
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Control Protocol. The DHCP server gives out IP addresses when a device is starting up and request an IP address to be logged on to the network. The device must be set as a DHCP client to "Obtain the IP address automatically". By default, the DHCP Server is disabled in the unit. The DHCP address pool contains the range of the IP address that will automatically be assigned to the clients on the network.


Dynamic Pool Settings
Dynamic Pool allows for client devices to receive an available IP at the time of connection. The available IP addresses are defined by settings that are compatible to an existing network or to customize a network.

Function Enable/Disable
This will enable or disable the Dynamic Pool setting. The default value for this setting is "Disabled".

IP Assigned From
This will be the beginning of the pool of IP addresses available for client devices.

The Range of Pool (1-255)
This is the range or number of IP addresses that are available for the DHCP server to assign to client devices. The IP numbers will be increments of the IP address entered in the "IP Assigned From" field.

SubMask
Enter the SubMask of the IP entered in the "IP Assigned From" field.

Gateway
Enter the Gateway address for the existing or customized network.

Wins
Enter the Wins address for the existing or customized network.

DNS
Enter the DNS address for the existing or customized network.

Domain Name
Enter the Domain Name for the existing or customized network.

Lease Time
Enter the length of time for the IP to be leased to the client device.


Static Pool Settings
Function Enable/Disable
This will enable or disable the Static Pool setting. The default value for this setting is "Disabled".

Assigned IP
Enter the IP address to be assigned for the MAC address value entered in the Assigned MAC Address field.

Assigned MAC Address
Enter the MAC Address of the client device that requires an IP address.

SubMask
Enter the SubMask of the IP entered in the "Assigned IP" field.

Gateway
Enter the Gateway address for the existing or customized network.

Wins
Enter the Wins address for the existing or customized network.

DNS
Enter the DNS address for the existing or customized network.

Domain Name
Enter the Domain Name for the existing or customized network.

Status
Indicates if the status of the dynamic pool will be displayed. The default value is set to "OFF".


Current IP Mapping List
DHCP client computers connected to the Access Point will have their information displayed in the DHCP Dynamic/Static Pools table. The table will show the MAC Address, IP address, and Lease Time of the DHCP lease for each client device.