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User Manual - AirStation WHR-G125 Wireless AP Router with Bridging

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Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Installation with CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ManualConfiguration..........................7 UsingtheConfigurationTool...........................11 AOSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Router/AccessPointModeSwitch.............................17 Encryption and Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ConnectingtoanExistingNetwork...............................22 Specifications..............................................23 Troubleshooting...............................26 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Contact Information (USA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 ContactInformation(Europe)...........................................42 GPL Information (USA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 GPL Information (Europe). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Introduction Congratulations on your purchase! With both a wired LAN router and a 811g wireless access point,

the AirStation WHR-G125 Cable/DSL Router is perfect for linking your wireless devices with a wired network and each other.

System Requirements ·Ahigh-speed(Broadband)Internetconnectionorexistinglocalareaconnection. ·Acomputerwithanetworkconnection(wiredorwireless)andagoodwebbrowser.The

screenshotsinthismanualweretakenwithFirefox,butNetscapeandInternetExplorer arealsosupportedinversions4.5orlater,andSafari1.0andlateraresupportedwith MacintoshOSX10.2andlater.

AirStation WHR-G125 Package Contents ·WHR-G125WirelessRouter ·ACadapterandpowercable ·CAT5LANcable · Utility CD with Manual ·QuickSetupGuides · Warranty Statement

Initial Setup Begin by finding a good place to set up your router/access point. Some things to

consider:

·You'llneedtobeabletoplugyourinternetconnectionintoit,soitshouldgowithin

reachoftheLANcablefromyourDSLorCablemodem.You'llalsowantapoweroutlet nearby. speed fall off with distance. thebottomone,ifpossible.

·Keeptheaccesspointascentralinyourworkareaaspossible.Signalstrengthand ·Higherisoftenbetter.Forinstance,setituponthetopshelfofabookcaseratherthan ·Theantennausuallyworksbestiforientedtopointstraightup.

Doyouneedapasswordorotherinformationtologintoyourinternetconnection? ManyDSLconnectionsrequireinformationlikeglobalIPaddress,subnetmask,default gatewayaddress,DNSserveraddress,orPPPoEparametersinordertoconnect.Cable modemsusuallydon'trequireextrainformation.If youhaveaDSLinternetconnection,makesure that you have any necessary information handybeforeyoucontinue.YourInternet ServiceProvidercangiveyouthis informationifyoudon'tknowit.

Connecting your AirStation

Power to outlet or surgeprotector

PC

CableorDSLModem

Setup with AirNavigator CD

Forasimpleinstallation,youmayusetheAirNavigatorCDinyourpackagetostep youthroughconfiguration.InserttheCDinthedriveofyourcomputerandfollowthe directions. Theinstallationprogramwillstepyouthroughconnectingyourcomputertothe AirStation and the Internet.

Manual Configuration

Toconfigureyourroutermanually,useawiredconnectiontoyourcomputer.Once you'veconnectedtotheinternetthroughtherouter,youmayswitchtoawireless connection if desired. ThecomputerusedtoconfiguretheAirStationshouldbesettoobtainanIPaddress automaticallyusingaDHCPserver(thisisWindows'default).TheWHR-G125hasa defaultLANIPaddressof192.168.11.1andSubnetMaskof255.255.255.0. 1.PowerdowntheCableorDSLmodemandthecomputerwhichwillbeusedto configuretheAirStationrouter. 2.PlugtheCableorDSLmodem'sEthernetcableintotheAirStation'sWANport. Initially,youmayneedtounplugthiscablefromyourcomputer,huborotherrouter. 3.PlugtheprovidedEthernetcableintoaLANportontheAirStationandplugtheother endintoyourcomputer'sEthernetadapter(NIC). 4. Important: turn everything on in the correct order!! PoweronyourcableorDSL modemandwaitonefullminute,thenpowerontheAirStationrouterandwaitone fullminute,andfinallypoweronthecomputerwhichwillbeusedtoconfigurethe AirStation.

Log in to the Configuration Tool Launchawebbrowseronthecomputerthatyou're

usingtoconfiguretheAirStation. Thefirsttimeyourrouterispoweredon,thewindow belowshouldopenautomatically.Toopenitmanually, you may enter your routers IP addrees (192.168.11.1 bydefault)intotheURLfield.

Awindowwillopen,promptingyoutoenteraUserID and Password. Enter root as the user name and leave the password fieldblank.

Detecting Your Broadband Connection

YourAirStation'sSmartRoutertechnologywilldeterminethetypeofinternet

connectionyouhaveautomatically,andaskyouforanyneededinformation.If yourISPassignsIPsautomatically(mostcableprovidersdo),theirDHCPserver willgiveyourrouteranIPaddress.Ifadditionallogininformationisrequired toconnecttotheinternet,thewizardwillaskforit.Enteranyrequiredlogin informationifasked.Contactyour DSLproviderforanymissinglogin information. If you need to relaunch the Internet ConnectionWizard,justclickonRun Internet Connection Wizard under Basic Settings.

Congratulations!Youarenowconnectedtotheinternet.Openafamiliarweb pagetomakesureeverythingisworkingcorrectly.

Connecting Wireless Clients to the Access Point

Toconnectwirelessdevicesto theAirStation,youmayeither entertheSSIDandencryptionkey manually,oryoucanuseAOSS. FormoreinformationonAOSS,see pages14and15. Consult your wireless clients' manuals for instructions on configuringthemmanually.You cangetSSIDandencryption informationfromtheAirStation'sinitialsetupscreen,asshownabove.The defaultSSIDisthewirelessMACaddress,availablefromthelableontheside oftheAirStation.Thedefaultencryptionisdisabled.Ifyouprefertouse encryptionand/oradifferentSSID,youmaychangethesedefaultsettings under Basic Settingsatthetopleftofthepage.

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Basic Setup Page

YoucangetbacktotheSetuppage fromanywhereintheconfiguration screensbyclickingontheSetup tabinthetopleftcorner.From here,youcanreruntheInternet ConnectionWizard,changeyour routermode,initiateAOSSorWPS, and see your wireless SSID and encryptionsettings. Contextsensitivehelpisavailable ontherightsideofeachpage.

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Navigating the Menus

ThemenusintheConfigurationToolletyouchangeyourAirStation'ssettings.To navigatesettings,chooseacategoryatthetopofthepageandthenasubmenu below.Settingswillappearontheleft,helpfilesontheright.Thisexample showstheWAN/LANcategorywiththeInternetsubmenuitemselected. Categories Submenus

Individual Settings

Help and Instructions

Thefollowingpagesshowexamplesofsomescreensfromtheconfigurationutility.

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Initialize/Reboot

TheInitialize/Restartpagecanbe reachedbychoosingtheAdmin Config catagorytabandthenclicking on the Initialize/Restartsubmenu. ClickRestart Nowfromthispage torestartyourAirStation.Click Initialize Now to restore your AirStation to factory defaults and restart it.

Youmayalsoinitializeyour AirStationbyholdingdowntheReset buttonfor3seconds.

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AOSS

Youcangettothispagebyselectingthe Wireless Configcategoryandchoosingthe AOSSsubmenu. TheblueAOSSbuttonatthetopleftofthe pagehasthesamefunctionasthephysical AOSSbuttononthetopoftherouter:it initiates the AOSS process. IfallyourclientssupportAOSS,it'svery simple to set them up. Press the AOSS buttonontherouter,ortheoneonthispage, andthenpushtheAOSSbuttonontheclient device. Eachclientdevicewillhavetobesetupseperately.WaitforeachAOSSprocesstofinish beforestartingthenextone. YoucanalsoactivateAOSSbypushingthebuttononthetopofyourAirStation(seepage 15).Consultyourclientdevice'sdocumentationforthelocationofitsAOSSbutton. Ifyou'veusedAOSStoconfiguresomewirelessclients,andnowwanttoaddotherwireless clientsthatdon'tsupportAOSStoyournetwork,thisscreenwillgiveyoutheinformation you need to connect them manually.

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AOSS

AOSS(AirStationOne-TouchSecureSystem)isasimplesystemfor configuringyourwirelessnetworksecurely.Ifyourrouterandyour client device are installed and both support AOSS, then making a securewirelessconnectionbetweenthemisveryeasy. PushtheAOSSbuttononthesideofyourrouterandholditinforafewseconds.The AOSSlightwillbegintoflashamber.YounowhavetwominutestopushtheAOSSbutton onyourclientdeviceandfinishtheconnection. If you have a standalone client device, itwillprobablyhavealittleredbutton labled "AOSS" on it. Push the button! About 15 seconds later, you'll have a securenetworkconnection. If your client device is a PC card, CardBus, or PCI adaptor, the AOSS button will probably be in its Client Manager Software. Check your client device's user manual for instructions on where to push or click the AOSS button.

standalone client device

PC card

ClientManager Software

After you've pressed both buttons, it will take about 15 seconds for the connection to complete.Whenit'sfinished,theAOSSlightwitllglowasolidamber.Younowhavea securenetworkconnection!

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AOSS Notes

Some things to keep in mind with AOSS: ·OnlyoneAOSSwirelessclientadaptercanbeconfiguredwiththeAOSSrouterata

time.Thebuttonswillneedtobere-pressedtoconnecteachadditionalAOSSwireless client adapter. ·ItisnotnecessarytoAOSSclientdevicesthathavealreadybeenconfiguredviaAOSS, unlesssignificantchangeshavebeenmadetothewirelessnetwork. ·DonotattempttoconfiguretwoseparateAOSSnetworksatthesametime,asitmay causeundesiredconfigurations. ·IfanundesiredclienthasconnectedviaAOSS,itcanbedisconnectedfromwithinthe WHR-G125'sconfigurationGUI.

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Router Mode

ThisAirStationsupportsquicklychangingthe product from a wireless router to a conventional access point. Fornormaluse,leavethe"Router"switchintheON position. IftheRouterswitchismovedtoOFF,thedefaultIP addressoftheAirStationchangesfrom192.168.11.1 to192.168.11.100,andDHCP,NAT,andtheWAN portaredisabled. Turningthisswitchoffmightbedesirableifyou're addingwirelesscapabilitytoanexistingnetwork witharouter.Itisnotsuitableformosthomeconfigurations.Ifyouplantousethe AirStationasannormalwirelessrouter,makesurethatthisswitchisinthenormal(ON) position!

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Encryption and Security

Bydefault,encryptionisnotenabledonthe AirStation unless you used AOSS to perform your setup.Anyonewithinrangecaneasilyconnectto yourwirelessnetwork.Thismightnotbewhatyou want. Buffalorecommendsenablingencryptionand settingapasswordforaccesstoyournetwork.This iseasytoconfigurefromwithintheAirStation's configurationtool.SelecttheWireless Configtab and the Securitysubmenu.Usethestrongestformof encryption that all of your clients support.

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Encryption and Security

Manykindsofencryptionareavailable.WEP workswithalmosteverything.WPA2-PSKis muchmoresecure.Choosethestrongestmethod ofencryptionthatworkswithallofyourwireless devices. IfyoumustuseWEP,itisavailableunder"Wireless Encryption".

Enteranetworkkey("password")forthis connection. Write down your password and put itinasafeplace.Youwillnotbeabletoconnect wirelessdevicestoyournetworkwithoutthis password.

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Encryption and Security

Each of your wireless clients will need your passwordtoconnecttothenetwork.Clickonthe wirelessiconinyourcomputer'ssystray,orthis messageifitpopsup.

Anywirelessnetworksavailableintheareawillbe listedasavailable.Clickonyourwirelessnetwork SSIDsothatitturnsblueandthenclickonConnect atthebottomright.

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Encryption and Security

Enteryournetworkkey("password")twiceandclick Connect.

Repeat for each Windows XP computer that connectstoyournetworkwirelessly.

Otherwirelessdevicesmayhavedifferentconfigurationrequirements.Consulttheir documentationforinstructionsonhowtoenteryournetworkkeyandconnectthemtoyour wirelessnetwork.

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Connecting to a Preexisting Network

Add an AirStation without changing your existing LAN configuration

1.SettheAirStationintoAccessPointModebymovingtheRouterswitchfromON to OFF. 2.ConnectoneoftheAirStation'sLANportstoanexistingrouterorswitchonyour network.NothingshouldbepluggedintotheWAN("Internet")port. 3.OpenLANSettings-LANPortSettingsandconfigurethefollowingsettings: IPAddress=[192.168.11.137](Specifyanunusednetworkaddressfromtheexisting LAN.) SubnetMask=[255.255.255.0](UsethesameSubnetMaskastheexistingLAN.) DHCPServerFunction=[Disable] 4. Restart PC.

Specifications

Formoreinformation,FAQ's,andupdates,consulttheAirStationwebsiteat http://www.buffalotech.com.

WHR-G125 AirStation Specifications

Physical Specifications Dimensions1.1"x6"x6.1"(28x152x155mm) Weight.45lb.(200g) Temperature & Humidity Operation32°to104°F,0°to40°C Maximumhumidity80% Transit/Storage0°to40°Cmaximumhumidity80%(nocondensation) Power Characteristics PowerSupply:100-240VACUniversal,50/60Hz. PowerOutput:3.3VDC PowerConsumptionabout3Watts(Max)

Specifications

Regulatory Information Wirelesscommunicationisoftensubjecttolocalradioregulations.AlthoughAirStation wirelessnetworkingproductshavebeendesignedforoperationinthelicense-free2.4GHz band,localradioregulationsmayimposelimitationsontheuseofwirelesscommunication equipment. Network Compatability IEEE802.11g/bStandardforWirelessLANs;125*HighSpeedModealsoAvailable(TurboG). Host Operating System MicrosoftWindows®98SE/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP/Vista,Unix,LinuxandMacOS Media Access Protocol Wired-CSMD/CD(CollisionDetection) Wireless-CSMD/CA(CollisionAvoidance)withAcknowledgment(ACK)

Specifications

AirStationIEEE802.11ChannelSets TherangeofthewirelesssignalisrelatedtotheTransmitRateofthewireless communication.CommunicationsatalowerTransmitrangemaytravellongerdistances. Center Channel ID FCC 12412 22417 32422 42427 52432 62437 72442 82447 92452 102457 11246211defaultchannel

Troubleshooting

Common Problems

·Outofrange,clientcannotconnecttotheAirStation. ·Configurationmismatch,clientcannotconnecttotheAirStation. ·AbsenceorconflictwiththeClientDriver. ·ConflictofanotherdevicewiththeAirStationhardware.

LED Activity

MonitoringLEDactivityhelpsidentifyproblems. ·PowerLEDshouldbeGreen. ·WirelessLEDshouldbeGreenifthelineisactive.IfisitblinkingGreen,wireless communication is active. ·EthernetLEDshouldbeGreen(100Mbps)orAmber(10Mbps)whilecommunicationis active. ·TheRedDiagLEDwillflashduringbootandfirmwareupdates.

DIAG LED Activity

Unplugthepowerforthreeseconds.PlugthepowerbackintomonitortheDiagLEDs duringstart-up.

Troubleshooting

DIAG LED Activity Table

DIAG LED Display Continuous Red Redflash,3times Redflash,4times Time Starting Starting Starting Description/Action RAMErrorRedflash,2timesStartingFlash ROM Error AproblemonthewiredLANside AproblemonthewirelessLANside

LEDs Work But Client PC Cannot Connect to Network

IftheLEDsindicatethatthenetworkisworkingproperly(PowerLEDison,Transmit/ ReceiveLEDblinks),checktheTCP/IPsettingsofthenetwork.

Changing Client TCP/IP Settings in Windows

ConsulttheLANAdministratorforcorrectTCP/IPsettings. ToaddorchangeTCP/IPSettings: 1.OntheWindowstaskbar,clickStart. 2.SelectSettings,thenControlPanel. 3.Double-clickontheNetworkicontoviewNetworkProperties. 4.Fromthelistofinstalledcomponents,verifytheTCP/IP=>wirelessLANadapter protocol is installed.

Troubleshooting

· Ifthewirelessadapterprotocolisnotyetinstalled,clicktheAddbuttonandselect theTCP/IPprotocolfromthelist.RefertoWindowsHelpformoreinformation. · Ifthewirelessadapterprotocolisinstalled,selecttheprotocolandclickthe Propertiesbutton.Verifythattheparametersmatchthesettingsprovidedbyyour LANAdministrator.Makechangesifnecessary,andclickOK. 5.Ifprompted,restartyourcomputer.

Other Problems

Please refer to www.buffalotech.com for further reference materials.

Glossary

10BaseT:802.3basedEthernetnetwork thatusesUTP(Unshieldedtwistedpair) cableandastartopology.10Mbpsdata tansmission speed. 100BaseT:802.3basedEthernetnetwork thatusesUTP(Unshieldedtwistedpair) cableandastartopology.100Mbpsdata tansmission speed. 1000BaseT:802.3basedEthernet networkthatusesUTP(Unshieldedtwisted pair)cableandastartopology.1000Mbps data tansmission speed. 802.1x:ThestandardforwirelessLAN authenticationusedbetweenanAPanda client.802.1xwithEAPwillinitiatekey handling. Access Point: A hardware device that acts asacommunicationhubforClients (users of wireless devices) to connect to a wired LAN. Ad-Hoc Network:Anetworkbasedon peer-to-peercommunicationratherthana router,switch,orhub. Bandwidth:Thetransmissioncapacityof acomputeroracommunicationchannel, usuallystatedinMegabitspersecond (Mbps). Bridge:Adevicewhichforwardstraffic betweennetworksegmentswithacommon networklayeraddress,basedondatalink layer information. Client:APC,workstation,orotherdevice thatconnectstoanetworkwirelessly throughanAccess Point. Cross-Over Cable:AUTPcablethathasits transmit and receive pair crossed to allow communicationsbetweentwodevices. Default Gateway: TheIPAddressofeither thenearestrouterorserverfortheLAN.

Glossary

Destination Address: Theaddressportion ofapacketthatidentifiestheintended recipient station. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol):BasedonBOOTP,itusesapool ofIPaddresses,whichitassignstoeach deviceconnectedtoit,andretrievesthe addresswhenthedevicebecomesdormant for a period of time. DNS (Domain Name System): System usedtomapreadablemachinenamesinto IP addresses. Driver: Software that interfaces a computerwithaspecifichardwaredevice. Dynamic IP Address: An IP address that isautomaticallyassignedtoaclientstation inaTCP/IPnetwork,typicallybyaDHCP server. Ethernet:Themostwidelyused architectureforLocalAreaNetworks (LANs).Itisashared-medianetwork architecture.TheIEEE802.3standard details its functionality. Ethernet cable: A wire similar to telephone cablethatcarriessignalsbetweenEthernet devices.Itisdesignedtoconnectasingle device'sNICtoarouter,switch,orhub. See also Crossover cable. File and Print Sharing: A Microsoft application that allows computers on a networktosharefilesandprinters. Firmware:Computerprogramming instructionsthatarestoredinareadonlymemoryunitratherthanbeing implementedthroughsoftware. Frame:Afixedblockofdata,transmitted asasingleentity.Alsoreferredtoasa packet.

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Glossary

Full-Duplex:Totransmitonthesame channelinbothdirectionssimultaneously. Half-duplex:Totransmitonthesame channelinbothdirections,onedirectionat a time. Hub: A device which allows connection of computers and other devices to form a LAN. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers):Theprofessional organizationwhichpromotesdevelopment ofelectronicstechnology. IP (Internet Protocol) Address: A unique 32-binary-digitnumberthatidentifieseach sender or receiver of information sent in packets. Infrastructure:Awirelessnetworkor othersmallnetworkinwhichthewireless networkdevicesaremadeapartofthe networkthroughtheAccessPoint. ISP (Internet Service Provider): A company that provides access to the Internet and other related services. IV (Initialization Vector):Theheader sectionofanencryptedmessagepacket. LAN (Local Area Network):Agroup of computers and peripheral devices connected to share resources. LED (Light Emitting Diode):Thelights onahardwaredevicerepresentingthe activitythroughtheports. MAC (Medium Access Control) Address: Theuniquenumberthatdistinguishes everynetworkinterfacecard. Mbps (Mega Bits Per Second): A measurementofmillionsofbitsper second. MDI/X (Media Dependent Interface/ Cross-over):Portonanetworkhubor switchthatcrossestheincomingtransmit lineswiththeoutgoingreceivelines.

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Glossary

MHz (MegaHertz): One million cycles per second. NAT (Network Address Translation): An internetstandardthatenablesaLANto use one set of IP addresses for internal trafficandasecondsetforexternaltraffic. NIC (Network Interface Card): An expansioncardconnectedtoacomputer sothecomputercanbeconnectedtoa network. Packet: Ablockofdatathatistransferred asasingleunit,alsocalledaframeora block. Packet Filtering: Discardingunwanted networktrafficbasedonitsoriginating address or its type. PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect):Abusthatisconnected directly to the CPU. PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) Card:Removable modulethataddsfeaturestoaportable computer. Peer-to-peer:Thissimplenetworkisformedby connectingcomputersdirectly,withoutuseof routersorhubs.Acrossover cableisplugged intoanEthernetportineachcomputer, connectingthemdirectly. Ping (Packet Internet Groper): An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IPaddressisaccessable. Plug and Play:Hardwarethat,oncephysically installed,finishesitsinstallationautomatically andmayimmediatelybeused,asopposed to hardware that requires further manual configuration. PoE (Power over Ethernet): A mechanism tosendDCpowertoadeviceusingaCAT5 Ethernetcable.

Glossary

PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet):Aspecificationforconnecting users on an Ethernet line to the Internet throughacommonbroadbandmedium. Protocol:Astandardwayofexchanging informationbetweencomputers. RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service): A server that issues authenticationkeystoclients. RAM (Random Access Memory):Nonpermanent memory. Repeater Hub:Adevicethatcollects, strengthensandtransmitsinformationto allconnecteddevices,allowingthenetwork tobeextendedtoaccommodateadditional workstations.SeealsoBridge. RC4:Theencryptionalgorithmusedby WEP. RJ-45 connector:An8-pinconnector usedbetweenatwistedpaircableanda data transmission device.

ROM (Read Only Memory): Memory hardware that allows fast access to permanentlystoreddatabutprevents additiontoormodificationofthedata. Router:Adeviceinanetworkthat handlesmessagetransferbetween computers. Similar to a hub,butwith addedfunctionalityandefficiency. Roaming: Theabilitytouseawireless devicewhilemovingfromoneaccesspoint toanotherwithoutlosingtheconnection. Server:Anycomputerthatmakesfilesor peripheraldevicesavailabletousersofthe networkandhasaresidentNetworkOS. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol): Theprotocolusedtodefineanddeliver electronicmail(E-mail)fromonelocation to another.

Glossary

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol: An application layer protocol that outlines the formal structure for communicationamongnetworkdevices. Static IP Address: A permanent IP addressisassignedtoanodeinaTCP/IP network.AlsoknownasglobalIP. SSID: The"name"ofyourwireless network.YoucangetitfromtheSetup pageoftheconfigurationutility. STP (Shielded Twisted Pair):TwistedPair cablewrappedinametalsheathtoprovide extraprotectionfromexternalinterfering signals. Subnet Mask:Aneight-byteaddress dividedinto4partsseparatedbyperiods. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol:Protocolusedby computerswhencommunicatingacross the Internet or Intranet. TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol): AnencryptionmethodreplacingWEP. TKIPusesrandomIVandfrequentkey exchanges. Topology:TheshapeofaLAN(LocalArea Network)orothercommunicationssystem. Twisted Pair:Cablethatcomprises2 or more pair of insulated wires twisted together. UDP (User Datagram Protocol): A communication method (protocol) that offers a limited amount of service whenmessagesareexchangedbetween computersinanetwork.UDPisusedas analternativetoTCP/IP. Uplink: Linktothenextlevelupina communication hierarchy. UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable: Twoormoreunshieldedwirestwisted togethertoformacable.

Glossary

WAN (Wide Area Network):Anetworking systemcoveringawidegeographicalarea. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): A security protocol for wireless local area networksdefinedinthe802.11bstandard, usinga64bitor128bitkey.WEPwas designedtoprovidethesamelevelof securityasthatofawiredLAN.However,it hasbeenfoundthatWEPisnotassecure asoncebelieved. Web Browser: Asoftwareprogramthat allowsviewingofwebpages. Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity):Anorganization thattestsandassuresinteroperability amongWLANdevices. Wire Speed: Themaximumspeedat whichagivenpacketcanbetransferred usingEthernetandFastEthernetstandard specifications. WLAN (Wireless LAN):ALANtopology usingwirelessdevices. VPN (Virtual Private Network): A security methodtoconnectremoteLANuserstoa corporateLANsystem.

FCC / CE Information

Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement

ThisequipmenthasbeentestedandfoundtocomplywiththelimitsforaClassBdigital device,pursuanttoPart15oftheFCCRules.Theselimitsaredesignedtoprovidereasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,usesandcanradiateradiofrequencyenergyand,ifnotinstalledandusedin accordancewiththeinstructions,maycauseharmfulinterferencetoradiocommunications. However,thereisnoguaranteethatinterferencewillnotoccurinaparticularinstallation. Ifthisequipmentdoescauseharmfulinterferencetoradioortelevisionreception,which canbedeterminedbyturningtheequipmentoffandon,theuserisencouragedtotryto correcttheinterferencebyoneofthefollowingmeasures:

·Reorientorrelocatethereceivingantenna. ·Increasetheseparationbetweentheequipmentandreceiver. · Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver

is connected.

·Consultthedealeroranexperiencedradio/TVtechnicianforhelp. FCC Warning

Changesormodificationsnotexpresslyapprovedbythepartyresponsibleforcompliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.

FCC / CE Information

FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for uncontrolled equipmentandmeetstheFCCradiofrequency(RF)ExposureGuidelinesinSupplementC toOET65.Thisequipmentshouldbeinstalledandoperatedwithatleast20cmandmore between the radiator and person's body (excluding extremities: hands, wrists, feet and legs).Thistransmittermustnotbeco-locatedoroperatinginconjunctionwithanyother antenna or transmitter.

Safety

Thisequipmentisdesignedwiththeutmostcareforthesafetyofthosewhoinstalland useit.However,specialattentionmustbepaidtothedangersofelectricshockandstatic electricitywhenworkingwithelectricalequipment.Allguidelinesofthismanualandofthe computermanufacturermustthereforebeallowedatalltimestoensurethesafeuseof the equipment.

EU Countries intended for use

TheETSIversionofthisdeviceisintendedforhomeandofficeuseinAustria,Belgium, Denmark,Finland,France(withFrequencychannelrestrictions),Germany,Greece,Iceland, Ireland,Italy,Luxembourg,Norway,TheNetherlands,Portugal,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland andUnitedKingdom.TheETSIversionofthisdeviceisalsoauthorizedforuseinEFTA memberstatesIceland,Liechtenstein,NorwayandSwitzerland.

EU Countries not intended for use

None.

Europe ­ EU Declaration of Conformity

ThisdevicecomplieswiththeessentialrequirementsoftheR&TTEDirective1999/5/EC. Thefollowingtestmethodshavebeenappliedinordertoprovepresumptionofcompliancewith theR&TTEDirective1999/5/EC: · EN60950:2000SafetyofInformationTechnologyEquipment · EN300328-2V1.2.1(2001-12)Technicalrequirementsforspread-spectrumradioequipment · EN301489-17V1.1.1(2000-09)EMCrequirementsforspread-spectrumradioequipment

Taiwan:

SARcompliancehasbeenestablishedintypicallaptopcomputer(s)withCardBus slot,andproductcouldbeusedintypicallaptopcomputerwithCardBusslot.Other applicationlikehandheldPCorsimilardevicehasnotbeenverified,maynotcomplywithrelated RFexposurerules,andsuchuseshallbeprohibited.

Safety

Thisequipmentisdesignedwiththeutmostcareforthesafetyofthosewhoinstalland useit.However,specialattentionmustbepaidtothedangersofelectricshockandstatic electricitywhenworkingwithelectricalequipment.Allguidelinesofthismanualandof thecomputermanufacturermustthereforebeallowedatalltimestoensurethesafeuse of the equipment.

Intended use

Thisdeviceisa2.4GHz&5GHzwirelessLANtransceiver,intendedforindoorhomeand officeuseinUSA,Canada,allEUandEFTAmemberstates.

EU Countries intended for use

Thisdeviceisintendedforindoorhomeandofficeuseinthefollowingcountries: Austria,Belgium,Germany,Denmark,Spain,Greece,France,Finland,Italy,Ireland, Luxembourg,TheNetherlands,Portugal,Sweden,UnitedKingdom,Cyprus,Czech Republic,Estonia,Hungry,Latvia,Lithuania,Malta,Poland,SlovakRepublicand Slovenia. ThedeviceisalsoauthorisedforuseinallEFTAmemberstatesIceland,Liechtenstein, NorwayandSwitzerland.

EU countries not intended for use

None

Potential restrictive use

Thisdeviceisa2.4GHz&5GHzwirelessLANtransceiver,intendedforindoorhomeand officeuseinallEUandEFTAmemberstates,exceptinFrance,BelgiumandItalywhere restrictive use applies. InItalytheend-usershouldapplyforalicenseatthenationalspectrumauthoritiesin ordertoobtainanauthorizationtousethedeviceforsettingupoutdoorradiolinks.

InBelgiumthereisarestrictioninoutdooruse.Thefrequencyrangeinwhichoutdoor operationinBelgiumispermittedis2460­2483.5MHz. InFranceonlychannels10,11,12and13areavailable. ThisdevicemaynotbeusedforsettingupoutdoorradiolinksinFrance.Formore information see http://www.anfr.fr/ and/or http://www.art-telecom.fr

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Environmental Information

· Theequipmentthatyouhavepurchasedhasrequiredtheextractionanduseofnatural

resources for its production. environment.

· Theequipmentmaycontainhazardoussubstancesthatcouldimpacthealthandthe · Inordertoavoidthedisseminationofthosesubstancesinourenvironmentandtodiminishthe · Thetake-backsystemswillreuseorrecyclemostofthematerialsofyourendlifeequipmentin

a sound way.

pressureonthenaturalresources,weencourageyoutousetheappropriatetake-backsystems.

· Thecrossed-outwheeledbinsymbolinvitesyoutousethosesystems.

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yourlocalorregionalwasteadministration.

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dateofpurchase.BuffaloTechnology(MelcoInc.)warrantstotheoriginalpurchaserthe product;goodoperatingconditionforthewarrantyperiod.Thiswarrantydoesnotinclude non-BuffaloTechnology(MelcoInc.)installedcomponents.IftheBuffaloproductmalfunctions duringthewarrantyperiod,BuffaloTechnology/(MelcoInc.)will,replacetheunit,provided theunithasnotbeensubjectedtomisuse,abuse,ornon-BuffaloTechnology/(MelcoInc.) authorizedalteration,modificationsorrepair. AllexpressedandimpliedwarrantiesfortheBuffaloTechnology(MelcoInc)productline including,butnotlimitedto,thewarrantiesofmerchantabilityandfitnessofaparticular purposearelimitedindurationtotheaboveperiod. UndernocircumstancesshallBuffaloTechnology/(MelcoInc.)beliableinanywaytothe userfordamages,includinganylostprofits,lostsavingsorotherincidentalorconsequential damagesarisingoutoftheuseof,orinabilitytousetheBuffaloproducts.

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ThankyouforyourinterestinBuffaloproducts.OurGPLsoftwaredeliverypolicyisoutlinedbelow. Foreachindividualproductandrevision,pleasesendoneindividuallypackagedselfaddressedpaddedCD shippingenvelope,containingablankCD-Rtothefollowingaddress: Buffalo Technology USA Inc. 4030 W. Braker Lane Suite 120 Austin, TX 78759 Attn. GPL Department WithintheenvelopecontainingtheselfaddressedpaddedCDshippingenvelope,pleaseincludeabankdraft ormoneyorderfor$20(USD)(Madeoutto:BuffaloTechnology)tocoverourhandlingfee,postageandCD preparation.TheCD-Rshouldhavethenameoftheproductandrevisionnumberclearlywrittenonthe actualCD-R(notontheinsert). WedonotsendGPLsourceinbulkonaDVD.AndorderconfirmationisnotrequiredbytheGNUGeneral PublicLicense. Wearemorethanhappytocomplywithyourrequest;however,wemustaskyoutocomplywithourGPL distributionpolicy,whichcomplieswiththeGNUGeneralPublicLicense. Sincerely, BuffaloTechnologyGPLDepartment

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