TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point

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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • • • • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
For the following equipment: Product Description: 54M Wireless Access Point Model No.: TL-WA500G Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives: Directives 1999/5/EC The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents: ETSI EN 300 328 V1.7.1: 2006 ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1:2008 & ETSI EN 301 489-17 V1.3.2:2008 EN60950-1:2006 EN62311:2008 Directives 2004/108/EC The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents EN 55022:2006+A1:2007 EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003 EN 61000-3-2:2006 EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001+A2:2005 Directives 2006/95/EC The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents EN60950-1:2006 Person is responsible for marking this declaration:

Zhao Jianjun Director of International Business

TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. South Building, No.5 Keyuan Road, Central Zone, Science & Technology Park, Nanshan, Shenzhen, P. R. China

......1 1..29 4..........................................7 Wireless Settings ......................5 DHCP......5 The Rear Panel.............................................................................6 4.................32 4........................2 4.....6 Chapter 2 Hardware Installation ............2 2.........................................4 Login ........5.....4 4.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................4....................... 4 Appearance.......................................................................................................................... 13 Network.................30 DHCP Clients List ....................................................................................................................................................................1 4...................23 MAC Filtering ..............................................................3.........................................3 4............................................................2 1...................................5.5..3 Product Overview................................................................ 1 Conventions ........... 3 Main Features .............................................................................................CONTENTS Package Contents ...................... 7 Connecting the Device......................... 7 Basic Requirements ..........................................................1 4............. 1 Overview of This Guide ......................... 13 Status...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................16 Wireless Mode ................................................................ 3 1............ 2 Chapter 1 Introduction.........22 Security Settings...................................................................................17 Survey.......7.....................7...........................................................................................4...........................................................................................................................................................................35 Factory Defaults.....1 2....................3....................................................................................................................4................36 ...............................3 DHCP Settings...32 Address Reservation ...................................................................................27 Wireless Statistics......4............................................................ 9 Chapter 4 Configure the Device......................................................6 Basic Settings ................... 13 4....................5 4...............................3 Before You Begin.................................................................2 4...3 Firmware................ 30 4...........................................1 1.....3 4......................................36 Backup & Restore......... 33 System Tools ......................1 4...........................4...............................1 4............................................................................................................ 15 Wireless ............... 7 2....... 5 1.............................7........................................................................ 34 4...............................2 The Front Panel ...................4..... 7 Chapter 3 Configure PC........................................... 16 4........................................2 4..........................................................................................................................................................................................2 4.................

.....7............................................................................................. 42 Appendix C: Troubleshooting ............ 43 Appendix D: Specifications........ 39 Appendix B: Factory Defaults .......................... 45 ....37 SysLog.........................................................5 4.......................................................37 Password ................................................................................................................. 44 Appendix E: Glossary ....7..............................38 Appendix A: Application Example ..........................7.....................6 Reboot ....................................................................................................4 4......................................................................................................................................................4...............................

If any of the listed items are damaged or missing. Conventions The AP or TL-WA500G.Package Contents The following items should be found in your package: TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point Resource CD. including: This User Guide Other Helpful Information Power Adapter for TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point 54Mbps Two Ethernet Cables Note: Make sure that the package contains the above items. Parameters provided in the pictures are just references for setting up the product. 1 . which may differ from the actual situation. or device mentioned in this User guide stands for TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point without any explanations. please contact your distributor. You can set the parameters according to your demand.

Introduces main features and their benefits.5 DHCP: 4. and view the system Log.1 Login: 4. backup the current version. Introduces how to set your AP to be a DHCP server so that the AP will automatically assign an IP address for your PC. Gives information about the AP’s current configuration. Tells how to log on to the web-based management page.1 Before You Begin: 2.3 Appearance: Chapter 2 Hardware Installation: 2. Introduces advantages of using this AP.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Overview of This Guide Package Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: Tells what are contained in the box.1 Product Overview: 1. Tells how to configure the IP parameters of AP. Introduces some basic requirements for successful installation and long-term use Introduces steps to connect the AP. change the default password.2 Basic Requirement: 2. Tells how to connect the AP and the requirements. ports and buttons on the front and rear panel.4 Wireless: 4. Guides to establish the wireless network in different wireless modes and deploy the security features appropriate to your needs. restore the factory defaults.7 System Tools: 2 . Gives an introduction for the TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point. Tells how to configure the AP via the web-based management page. Gives descriptions of LEDs. 1. Allows you to make some advanced configurations for your wireless network.6 Wireless Settings: 4. Tells how to configure the IP address of your PC in order to access the AP.2 Status: 4.3 Network: 4.2 Main Feature: 1. Allows you to update the firmware. Gives suggestions for better performance of the wireless network.3 Connecting the Device: Chapter 3 Configure the PC: Chapter 4 Configure the Device: 4.

up to 855. please look through this Guide to get the full information of the TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing the TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point.PSK. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling will be beneficial for your network. It allows for greater range and mobility within your wireless network while also allowing you to connect the wireless devices to a wired environment.PSK). the TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point delivers complete data privacy. including SSID broadcast control and wireless LAN 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption. Before installing the AP. you can easily configure it with the help of this Guide. web-based setup for installation and management. With multiple protection measures. WPA.11g and IEEE 802. WiFi protected Access (WPA2. Even though you may not be familiar with the Access Point. as well as advanced Firewall protections. Powered by 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ WLAN transmission technology. It supports an easy. The transmission range is extended to 4-9 times. which is 2-3 times of traditional IEEE 802. TL-WA500G Wireless Access Point provides exceptional transmission distance.1 Product Overview The TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point is dedicated to Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) wireless network solutions.36m tested in China.11b solutions. 1. 3 .

5/3/2/1Mbps wireless LAN data transfer rates Provides multiple encryption security Types including: 64/128/152-bit WEP WPA/WPA2 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Supports Built-in DHCP server Supports MAC address filtering The AP can auto-negotiate the rate with the wireless devices Secures your data while the data packets are being transmitted Supports dynamic IP address distributing Allows you to control the access rights of the wireless stations. IEEE802.3. IEEE802.11b.2 Main Features Features Benefits PCs with different wireless standards can communicate with each other Extends the wireless LAN transmission range for your Complies with IEEE802. IEEE802.11g. Point to Multi-point) Supports Firmware Upgrade You can easily upgrade the firmware to the latest version through the web-based management page Allows you to manage your wireless LAN easily through the web-based management page.3u standards Adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ Supports 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps or 11/5.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 1. while the management by remote computer is also available Supports Remote and Web management 4 . depending on the stations' MAC addresses Makes the AP an ideal solution for your wireless local area network You can create a wireless local area network Supports multiple operating modes including: Access Point Client Repeater Wirelessly connects Ethernet devices Relays signal between its stations and the root AP for greater wireless range Bridges the AP and another AP also in bridge mode to connect two or more wired LANs Bridge (Point to Point.

5 .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 1.1 The Front Panel Figure 1-1 TL-WA500G front panel Viewed from left to right. the TL-WA500G has four status LEDs: Power. System.3 Appearance 1. LAN and WLAN.3. LED Explanation Name Power System Status On Off Flashing Off On LAN Flashing Off WLAN Flashing Off The AP is Powered on The AP is Powered off The AP is working properly The AP has a hard ware error There is a device linked to the corresponding port but no activity There is data being transmitted or received wirelessly There is no device linked to the corresponding port The Wireless Radio function is enabled The Wireless Radio function is disabled Indication Note: The LEDs' explanation above shows the device's working status after initialization.

6 .3. Wireless antenna:The external antenna is used to transmit and receive wireless data. use a pin to press and hold the Reset button (about 5 seconds) until the System LED becomes quick-flash from slow-flash. LAN: One LAN 10/100Mbps RJ45 port connects to a network device. Method two: Restore the default settings from “System Tools > Factory Defaults” of the Modem's Web-based management page. RESET: The Reset button is used to restore the AP’s factory default settings.2 The Rear Panel Figure 1-2 TL-WA500G rear panel Viewed from left to right. There are two ways to reset the Access Point’s factory defaults: Method one: With the Router powered on. And then release the button and wait the router to reboot to its factory default settings. such as a switch or a router. POWER: The power port connects to the power adapter provided with the TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point. Note: Ensure the AP is powered on before it restarts completely.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 1. the following parts are located on the rear panel of TL-WA500G.

any heater or heating vent Leave at least 2 inches (5cm) space around the device for heat dissipation Turn off your AP and unplug the power adapter in a lighting storm to avoid damage Web browser. Place the AP near the center of the area in which your computers operates. Typical ranges vary base on the types of materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or office. An Infrastructure network contains an access point or a wireless router.2 Basic Requirements Use only the power adapter provided with your AP The electrical outlet shall be installed near the device and shall be easily accessible Place your AP in a well ventilated place far from direct sunlight. Factors that can weaken signals by getting in the way of your network’s radio waves are metal appliances or obstructions. 2). and walls.0 or above Operating temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) Operating Humidity: 10%~90%RH. such as a microwave oven or refrigerator.0 or above. Avoid redundant obstacles and interference between the wireless devices. For best performance of your wireless network.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 2 Hardware Installation 2. Non-condensing 2. Figure 2-1 The Example of Infrastructure Network Incorporating the TL-WA500G 7 .3 Connecting the Device Figure 2-1 is an example of the typical application of TL-WA500G in the infrastructure network. 2. The operating distance range of your wireless connection can vary significantly depending on the physical position of the wireless devices.1 Before You Begin Please read this User Guide carefully before installing and using the equipment. you are suggested to: 1). Keep your AP away from appliances with a strong electric field or magnetic field. Netscape Navigator 6. such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.

4. please take the following steps: 1.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide To establish a typical connection of the AP. 3. The best place is usually near the center of the area in which your PC(s) will wirelessly connect. Adjust the direction of the antenna. please refer to Appendix A Application Example. Connect the Ethernet Broadband Router to the TL-WA500G Access Point. 8 . Locate an optimum location for the AP. (Make sure your computer or laptop is equipped with a Wireless Adapter. Connect the Cable or DSL modem to a Router. 2. Then you can connect a desktop PC or laptop to your network. 5.) Note: If you are not so clear about how to connect your devices to the network. upright is a good direction. Power on the AP. Normally.

the Subnet mask as 255.1.* (* is any integer between 1 to 253).168. Connect the local PCs to the LAN ports on the AP and configure the IP address manually for your PCs.255. right-click My Network Connections and choose Properties. Manually configure the IP address as 192.255. Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen).1. Figure 3-1 2. The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Address range without overlap with each other. 1.168.254 for your PC by following the instructions below. 9 .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 3 Configure PC This chapter will guide you to configure your PC to communicate with the AP. On the My Network Connections window shown as Figure 3-2 below. and the Default gateway as 192. right-click LAN (Local Area Connection) and choose Properties.0.

Configure the IP address manually. 10 .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-2 3. In the General tab of Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Figure 3-3 4.

168.168. From the Start menu on your desktop. The following example is in Windows XP Operating System.254.* (* is any value between 1 to 253.1.* (* is any integer between 1 to 253) into the IP address filed.1. 255.0.1. Now.255. type cmd in the field. the connection between your PC and the AP has been established.TL-WA500G a) b) 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Select Use the following IP address.254 on the screen that appears. Enter 192. Gateway is 192. DNS address is the value provided by ISP).168. select run tab. enter the IP address as 192.254 into the Default gateway filed. Open a command prompt. Click Ok to keep your settings.168.255.1.255. and type ping 192. 2) 3) If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure below.255. c) Figure 3-4 1) Open TCP/IP Properties of the LAN card in your PC.1.168. Subnet mask is 255. and then press Enter. 11 . you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection between your PC and the AP.0 into the Subnet mask filed and 192.

12 .1. If the AP’s IP address is 192. Make sure the TCP/IP for your PC is right configured.1.253.168.168. The LED of LAN port which you link to on the device and the LED on your PC’s adapter should be lit up.168.1 ~ 192.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-5 If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure below. your PC’s IP address must be within the range of 192.254. it means that your PC has not connected to the AP.1. Figure 3-6 Please check following these steps: 1). 2). Check to see if your PC and the AP are right connected.

After a successful login. 4. DHCP. Wireless Settings and System Tools. Go to Tools menu>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings. The TL-WA500G 54Mbps Wireless Access Point is easy to configure and manage with the Web-based ( Internet Explorer.1. Type in IP address http://192. which can be launched on any windows. Wireless. Figure 4-1 Login to the AP Enter admin for the User Name and Password (both in lower case letters) in Figure.168. Macintosh or UNIX OS with a web browser.254 in the address field of web browser and press Enter.1 Login Open your web browser. There are six main menus on the leftmost column of the web-based management page: Status. Submenus will be available after clicking one of the main menus. 4.2 Status Selecting Status will enable you to view the AP’s current status and configuration. Figure 4-2 Login Windows Note: If the above screen does not prompt. Opera or Chrome) management page. all of which is read-only. you can configure and manage the AP. Then click OK or press Enter. Network. On the right of the web-based management page lies the detailed explanations and instructions for the corresponding page.4-2 below. cancel the Using Proxy checkbox. Netscape® Navigator. Safari. in the screen that appears. 13 . Firefox. and click OK to finish it.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 4 Configure the Device This Chapter describes how to configure your Access Point via the web-based management page. it means that your web-browser has been set to a proxy.

SSID. Traffic Statistics .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-3 AP Status Firmware Version . MAC Address and IP Address.This field displays the current hardware version of the AP LAN .This field displays basic information or status for wireless function. including Operating Mode.This field displays the AP's traffic statistics. as it showed below: 14 . Wireless . Mode.This field displays the run time of the AP since it's powered on or reset. IP address and Subnet Mask. including the MAC address. System Up Time .This field displays the current firmware version of the AP.This field displays the current settings or information for the Network. Channel. Note: If you select client mode in Figure 4-7 the wireless status in Figure 4-3 will change. Hardware Version .

TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 4.The gateway should be in the same subnet with your IP address. Note: If you change the IP Address. the IP Address pool in the DHCP sever will not take effect. you must use the new IP Address to login the AP.The physical address of the AP.254).3 Network The Network option allows you to customize your local network manually by changing the default settings of the AP. Gateway .255. Selecting Network will enable you to configure the IP parameters of Network on this page.Enter the IP address of your AP in dotted-decimal notation (factory default setting is 192. Figure 4-4 Network Type .An address code that determines the size of the network. MAC Address . The value can't be changed.255. until they are re-configured.0 as the subnet mask. Subnet Mask .1. 15 .Select Dynamic IP to get IP address from DHCP server or select Static IP to configure IP address manually from the drop-down list. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. Normally use 255.168. IP Address .

TP-LINK is NOT the same as tp-link. the AP can secure your data and provide greater security for your wireless network. There are five submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-5): Basic Settings. Here you can create a wireless local area work just through a few settings.4 Wireless The Wireless option. With three different security types.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 4. The default SSID is TP-LINK_xxxxxx (xxxxxx indicates the last unique six characters of each device’s MAC address).1 Basic Settings Selecting Wireless > Basic Settings will enable you to configure the basic settings for your wireless network on the screen below (Figure 4-6). The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Channel . Figure 4-5 The Wireless menu 4. MAC Filtering and Wireless Statistics. improving functionality and performance for wireless network. This value is case-sensitive. Wireless mode.Determines the operating frequency to be used. MAC filtering allows you to control wireless stations accessing the AP and Wireless Statistics enables you to get detailed information about the current connected wireless stations.Identifies your wireless network name. Figure 4-6 Wireless Settings SSID (Set Service Identifier) . Create a name up to 32 characters and make sure all wireless points in the wireless network with the same SSID. can help you make the AP an ideal solution for your wireless network. 16 . Clicking any of them will enable you to configure the corresponding function. Security Settings.4. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point. For example.

If your country or region is not listed.Select the desired wireless mode. Note: To apply any settings you have altered on the page. please click the Save button. 4.2 Wireless Mode Selecting Wireless > Wireless Mode will enable you to set up the wireless mode for your wireless network appropriate to your needs on the screen below. and wait the AP reboot automatically. Note: The default region is United States.Only 802. 11Mbps (802. The options are: • • 54Mbps (802.11g and 802. Click OK. The wireless basic settings for this version are shown below.11b wireless stations can connect to the AP. Note: Restricted by local law regulations. please contact your local government agency for assistance. When you select your local region from the pull-down list. Region .Both 802.11b) . the dialog shown in Figure appears below.11b wireless stations can connect to the AP.4. version for North America does not have region selection option.11g) . 17 .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Mode . Select your region from the drop-down list.Specifies the region where the wireless function of the AP can be used.

18 . Bridge (point to Multi-point). Client. wireless stations will not be able to access the AP.Selecting the radio button before Disable Wireless will deny wireless stations access. Bridge (point to point). The AP provides five operating modes: Access Point. The wireless of this AP can be enabled or disabled to allow wireless stations access. Repeater. If disabled.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-7 Wireless Mode Settings Disable Wireless .

• Enable SSID Broadcast .The Access Point mode allows wireless stations including AP clients to access. Universal Repeater .The Client mode allows one or more remote LANs to connect a central LAN.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Note: AP provides five operational modes: Access Point. three address frames are used. Client . The AP client can connect to AP with WDS enabled or disabled. Configure AP3 in Repeater mode with the MAC address of its root AP (AP2). Note: If the available AP can’t support with WDS.Checking the Enable SSID Broadcast box will enable Wireless Access Point to broadcast its name (SSID). If you select the radio button before MAC of AP. Client. If your AP supports WDS well. Configure AP2 in Repeater mode with the MAC address of its root AP (AP1).The Universal Repeater mode allows APs without WDS function to be communicated with. 1. to which it is associated. • • • Configure AP1 on LAN Segment 1 in Access Point mode. Bridge (point to Multi-point). Wireless Stations can’t associate with AP Clients. Here is an example of how to configure wireless repeater. If WDS is disabled.Enter the SSID of AP that you want to access. Repeater.Enter the MAC address of AP that you want to access.Checking the Enable WDS (Wireless Distribution System) box will forward all traffic from wired networks in the format of WDS frames consist of four address fields. Please input the MAC address of root AP in the field of MAC of AP. Bridge (point to point). SSID . If you select the radio button before SSID. and thus creating an extended virtual LAN. • Enable WDS . the AP client will connect to AP according to SSID. • • Repeater . any station of the Remote LAN can successfully communicate with any station of the central LAN.The wireless Repeater mode allows the AP with its own BSS and with WDS enabled to relay data to a root AP. the AP client will connect to AP according to MAC address. Access Point . please select the option. as if all of them belong to the same physical LAN. MAC of AP . In this way. you may select Client mode without WDS or Universal Repeater mode to associate with the AP. The wireless repeater relays signal between its stations and the root AP for greater wireless range. Configure the Operating Mode of the TL-WA500G Access Points. 19 .

3. Please input the MAC address of the other AP in the field of MAC of AP. you can extend the range of the wireless network with wireless antenna accessories. Verify connectivity across the LANs. Bridge (Point to Point) . Configure the TL-WA500G (AP1) on LAN Segment 1 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode. Also. • With AP mode: Checking With AP mode box will make your AP support AP mode as well when it is in Bridge (Point to Point) mode. Configure the TL-WA500G (AP2) on LAN Segment 2 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode. Figure 4-9 Point to Point Bridge 1. if any. the bandwidth decreases as you add Repeaters to the network. Here is an example of how to configure Point-to-Point Bridge. 2. Configure and verify the following parameters for both access points: 3. However. Note: You can extend this repeating by adding up to 2 additional TL-WA500Gs configured in repeater mode. 20 .This Point to Point mode allows the AP to bridge another AP also in bridge mode to connect two wired LANs. Verify the wireless security parameters for all access points.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-8 Wireless repeating 2. A computer on any LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers with any other PCs or servers connected to any of the three WLAN segments. AP1 must have AP2’s MAC address in its MAC Address field and AP2 must have AP1’s MAC address in its MAC Address field. since Repeater configurations communicate in half-duplex mode.

Please input the MAC address of other APs in the field of MAC of AP1 to MAC of AP6. configure TL-WA500G (AP1) on LAN Segment 1 in Point-to-Multi-Point Bridge mode. Verify the following parameters for all access points. • Because it is in the central location. • • 2. Figure 4-10 Point to Multi-point Bridge 1. All Point-to-Point APs must have AP1’s MAC address in its AP MAC address field. Configure the TL-WA500G (AP3) on LAN 3 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode with the MAC Address of AP1. and 21 . and security settings if any.This mode allows the AP to bridge up to 6 APs also in bridge mode to connect two or more wired LANs. Bridge (Point to Multi-Point) . Here is an example of how to configure multi-point bridging. • With AP mode: Checking With AP mode box will make your AP support AP mode as well when it is in Bridge (Point to Multi-Point) mode.TL-WA500G • • 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Both use the same Channel and security settings if security is in use. Configure TL-WA500G (AP2) on LAN Segment 2 in Point-to-Point Bridge mode with the MAC Address of AP1. Configure the Operating Mode of the TL-WA500G Access Points. The MAC addresses of AP2 and AP3 are required in AP1. • • All TL-WA500G Access Points use the same Channel. Verify connectivity across the LAN 1 and LAN 2. A computer on either LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers of any other PCs or servers connected to LAN Segment 1 or LAN Segment 2.

Here displays the BSSID of the AP. please click the Save button. 3. usually also the MAC address of the AP.Here displays the AP communicates in privacy. Note: You can extend this multi-point bridging by adding additional TL-WA500Gs configured in Point-to-Point mode for each additional LAN segment. Figure 4-11 AP List ID . Click Connect to select the desired AP to communicate with. BSSID . 4. Verify connectivity across the LANs.Here displays the signal received from the AP.Here displays the channel the AP works in. Note: To apply any settings you have altered on the page. SSID . Wireless stations will not be able to connect to the TL-WA500G Access Points in the illustration above. Choose . 22 . and then the basic settings will show again.3 Survey After selecting a mode and pressing button Survey on the Figure 4-7 you can view all of APs around you on this page. The changes won’t take effect until the AP is rebooted. you can extend the range of the wireless network with wireless antenna accessories. Signal . Click Save and wait for the AP to reboot automatically. Channel . Furthermore.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide AP1 must have all All Point-to-Point APs’ MAC addresses.4.Here displays the index of the entry. Security . • • A computer on any LAN segment should be able to connect to the Internet or share files and printers with any other PCs or servers connected to any of the three LAN segments.Here displays the SSID of the AP.Choose one AP from the list to connect to. If you require wireless stations to access any LAN segment. and wait the AP reboot automatically. you can add TL-WA500G Access Points configured in Wireless Access Point mode to any LAN segment.

WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK. surveying can’t work.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Note: If wireless is disabled. there is no reason and no choice to connect to another AP. Wireless security can be set on the following screen shown as Figure 4-12. And if Access Point mode is selected. as it showed below.4 Security Settings Selecting Wireless > Security Settings will enable you to configure wireless security for your wireless network to protect your data from intruders.4. 23 . The AP provides three security types: WEP. 4.

can provide security by encrypting data over your wireless network so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one wireless device to another.Selecting the radio button before Disable Security will allow the wireless stations to connect the AP without encryption. as described in the IEEE 802. 24 . a data privacy mechanism based on a 64/128/152-bit shard key algorithm. WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy. Selecting the radio button before WEP to secure your wireless network.11 standard.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-12 Wireless Securities Disable Security . It is strongly recommended that you uncheck the box and choose one of following security types to enable security for your wireless network.

Enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. but you should set up a Radius Server first.Stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified length. Shared Key .Select the WEP key length (64-bit.11 Shared Key authentication.Enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. improves the features of WEP through adopting the TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). ASCII . WEP Key settings . A-F. or 128-bit.Select 802. When selecting this format. These values must be identical on all wireless stations in your network. you must create keys to the WEP Key fields with hexadecimal digits. a-f. a-f. WPA/WPA2 Wi-Fi Protected Access. zero key is not permitted) or 16 ASCII characters. For 128-bit encryption . Key Type .11 Open System authentication. or 152-bit. Open System . a-f. can ensure that only authorized network users can access the network and protect your network from intruders. Note: If you do not set the key. 25 . a-f. Selecting the radio button before WPA/WPA2 to secure your wireless network.Select the radio button before a key of the Key Selected and enter the matching WEP key information for your network.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-13 WEP Type . you must create keys to the WEP Key fields with ASCII characters. WEP Key Format -Select ASCII or Hexadecimal format from the drop-down list. EAP.Stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9.Select one of following types from the drop-down list: Automatic . For 152-bit encryption -Enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. the wireless security function is still disabled even if you have selected Shared Key as Authentication Type. When selecting this format. zero key is not permitted) or 5 ASCII characters.) for encryption. zero key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters. built on a more secure public key encryption system. Hexadecimal .Select Shared Key or Open System authentication type automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request. For 64-bit encryption .WPA/WPA2 authenticates your wireless connecting through the EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol). A-F) in the specified length. A-F. "Disabled" means this WEP key entry is invalid.Select 802. A-F.

Automatic .Pre-shared key of WPA.Select WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request. Radius Port . AES .Select TKIP or AES automatically based on the wireless station’s capability and request.Advanced Encryption Standard. This key must be identical for your wireless Access Point.Enter the password for the Radius Server.Select Automatic. The key is an alpha-numeric password between 8 and 63 characters long.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-14 WPA/WPA2 Version . TKIP or AES from the drop-down list.Select one of following versions from the drop-down list: Automatic . WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK Pre-shared key of WPA.Enter the port that radius service used. The password can include symbols(!?*_) and spaces. TKIP . WPA . Encryption . WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a password or key to authenticate your wireless connection.Temporal Key Integrity Protocol. 26 .Enter the IP address of the Radius Server. Radius Password . WPA2 . WPA-PSK . Figure 4-15 WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Version .WPA version 2. Selecting the radio button before WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK to secure your wireless network based on pre-shared passphrase.Wi-Fi Protected Access.Select one of following versions from the drop-down list: Automatic .Select WPA or WPA2 automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request. Radius Server IP .

TL-WA500G WPA2-PSK . Be sure to click Save to save your settings on this page. Figure 4-17 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry 27 . otherwise. The value can be either 0 or at least 30. keep the default setting of Disabled. please click Enable.Enter a passphrase with 8-63 characters. Note: The AP will reboot automatically after you click the Save button. If you desire the unspecified wireless stations can access the AP. please select Allow the stations not specified by any entries in the list to access. which depend on the station’s MAC address on the following screen as shown Figure 4-16. 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide PSK Passphrase .Pre-shared key of WPA2.Specify the group key update interval in seconds. please select Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access. Figure 4-16 Wireless MAC address Filtering If you want to enable the Wireless MAC Address Filtering feature.4. Enter 0 to disable the update.5 MAC Filtering Selecting Wireless > MAC Filtering will allow you to set up some filtering rules to control wireless stations accessing the AP. 4. Group Key Update Period . otherwise.

To modify or delete an existing entry: 1.07-BE be able to access the AP. Click Delete All to delete all the entries. you should configure the Wireless MAC Address Filtering list following these steps: 1. Privilege . Deny means denying the station to access the AP. For example: Wireless station A.Give a simple description of the wireless station. Select the radio button: Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. The format of the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). the wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry from the drop-down list. while all other wireless stations cannot access the AP. For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00. Click Save and Back. Allow means allowing the station to access the AP. select Disabled. Click Save to save this entry. 3. For example: 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B. select Allow in the Privilege drop-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list. Description . 5. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries existing already. you can see the filtering rules you configured are similar to the following list as in figure 28 . and click Save. enter wireless station A in the Description field. Click Add New.Enter MAC address of wireless station that you want to filter.Select Allow. Click Enable All to make all the entries effective. Deny from the drop-down list. Otherwise. Repeat step 4 using 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE. Status .. please select Enabled. Click Enable to enable this function. Click Next to go to the next page. Enter the value as desired in the Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry page. To enable the above settings. 4. Click Previous to return to the previous page. the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F instead of After finishing the above steps.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide MAC Address . and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE in the MAC Address field.00-07-5F not be able to access the AP. Click Edit or Delete in the Modify column in the Wireless MAC Address Filtering Table. 2. 2.. Click Disable All to make all the entries ineffective.

6 Wireless Statistics Selecting Wireless > Wireless Statistics will enable you to view MAC Address. 4.4.Here displays MAC address of the connected wireless station. no wireless stations can access the AP. If you enable the function and select the Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. and there are not any enable entries in the list. 29 . Received Packets and Sent Packets for each connected wireless station. Current Status. Received Packets .Running status of the connected wireless station. one of STA-AUTH / STA-ASSOC / STA-JOINED / WPA / WPA-PSK / WPA2 / WPA2-PSK / AP-UP / AP-DOWN / Disconnected.Packets received by the station. Current Status . however. other wireless stations that are not in the list will be able to access the AP. the wireless station B will still not be able to access the AP. thus.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-18 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry Note: If you select the radio button Allow the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. Figure 4-19 The AP attached wireless stations MAC Address .

1 DHCP Settings Selecting DHCP > DHCP Settings will enable you to set up the AP as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. Clicking any of them will enable you to configure the corresponding function. Figure 4-20 The DHCP menu. This protocol simplifies network management and allows new wireless devices to receive IP addresses automatically without the need to manually assign new IP addresses. DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation. The DHCP Server can be configured on the page (shown as Figure 4-21): 30 . 4. To update this page and to show the current connected wireless stations.5. If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page. 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide You cannot change any of the values on this page. Note: This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds. which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PCs that are connected to the system on the LAN.5 DHCP DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. The DHCP Server will automatically assign dynamic IP addresses to the computers on the network.Packets sent by the station. 4. click Refresh. There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown as Figure 4-20): DHCP Settings.TL-WA500G Sent Packets . The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. click Next to go to the next page and click Previous to return the previous page.

168.Enter the domain name of the your DHCP server. 192. the PC will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address.0. You can leave the field blank. Address Lease Time . End IP Address .Enter the DNS IP address provided by your ISP.0. The factory default setting is 0.0.100 is the default start IP address. you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must manually configure the computer. This function will take effect until the AP reboots. The range of the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes. Consult your ISP if you don’t know the DNS value.0.0. Default Domain (optional) . Start IP Address .Enter the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP provides two DNS servers. The default value is 120 minutes.Enter an IP address for the DHCP Server to start with when assigning IP addresses. After the time is up.168. 192. Note: To use the DHCP server function of the AP.1.1.199 is the default end address.Enter the IP address of the gateway for your LAN.Enter the amount of time for the PC to connect to the AP with its current assigned dynamic IP address. you must configure all computers on the LAN as "Obtain an IP Address automatically" mode.0. 31 .TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-21 DHCP Settings DHCP Server .0. The time is measured in minutes.0. Default Gateway (optional) . The factory default setting is 0. The default setting is Disable.0. Primary DNS (optional) . The factory default setting is 0. If you disable the Server.Enter an IP address for the DHCP Server to end with when assigning IP addresses. Secondary DNS (optional) .Selecting the radio button before Disable/Enable will disable/enable the DHCP server on your AP.

2 DHCP Clients List Selecting DHCP > DHCP Clients List will enable you to view the Client Name. Client Name . MAC Address . click on the Refresh button. DHCP client will request to renew the lease automatically.Here displays the index of the DHCP client. Assigned IP and Lease Time for each DHCP Client attached to the AP (Figure 4-22): Figure 4-22 DHCP Clients List ID . MAC Address.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 4.5. Figure 4-23 Address Reservation MAC Address . 4.Here displays the time of the DHCP client leased. You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current attached devices. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to servers that require permanent IP settings.Here displays the name of the DHCP client. Assigned IP . 32 .5.Here displays the MAC address of the PC for which you want to reserve IP address. The screen below is used for address reservation (shown in Figure 4-23). Lease Time .3 Address Reservation Selecting DHCP > Address Reservation will enable you to specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN. so the PC will always obtain the same IP address each time when it accesses the AP.Here displays the IP address that the AP has allocated to the DHCP client. Before the time is up.Here displays the MAC address of the DHCP client.

Select the reserved address entry to your needs and click Modify. 3. You can configure the settings on the screen below (Figure 4-24) Figure 4-24 AP Wireless Advanced Settings Enable WMM Function. 4.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Reserved IP Address .Here displays the IP address of the AP reserved.. This option is available only for AP mode. To Reserve IP addresses: 1. 2. Click Save to keep your changes. Click Save when finished. Click Next to go to the next page and Click Previous to return the previous page. Click Save to keep your changes. To delete all Reserved IP addresses: Click Delete All to delete all reserved IP addresses. Enter the MAC address in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format and IP address in dotted-decimal notation of the computer you wish to add. Note: The function won't take effect until the AP reboots. make all of the entry fields blank. to add a new Address Reservation entry.6 Wireless Settings Wireless Settings focuses on some advanced settings for your wireless network. Checking Enable WMM (Wi-Fi MultiMedia) box will enable Wi-Fi MultiMedia Enable AP Isolation . 2.Checking Enable AP Isolation box will isolate all connected wireless stations so that wireless stations can not access each other through WLAN.. Click Add New.Preamble is part of the wireless signal that synchronizes network 33 . Disable short preamble . If you wish to delete the entry. To modify a Reserved IP address: 1.

you can find out what happened to the system in Syslog. RTS threshold .7 System Tools System Tools option helps you to optimize the configuration of your device. and Syslog. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Reboot. 802. Backup & Restore. The wireless advanced settings for this version are shown below. version for North America does not have power selection option. Note: Restricted by local law regulations. Power . You should change the default password to a more secure one because it controls access to the AP’s web-based management page. Clicking any of them will enable you to configure the corresponding function. A short preamble gives better performance.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide traffic. Password. Besides.Specifies the interval time between two successive beacons.Select the transmit power of the access point from the drop-down list. 34 .Specifies the maximum packet size used for fragmentation. 4. Beacon Interval . There are six submenus under the System Tools menu (shown as Figure 4-25): Firmware.Specifies the packet size that is used to determine if RTS/CTS should be sent. A long transmit preamble may provide a more reliable connection or slightly longer range. You can upgrade the AP to the most recent version of firmware as well as back up or restore the AP’s configuration files. Note: The AP will reboot automatically after you click the Save button. High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble type. Fragmentation threshold .11b mode supports only long preamble and this parameter will be ignored. Checking Disable short preamble box will disable short preamble and use long preamble only. Factory Defaults.

Note: When you upgrade the AP's firmware. However. To upgrade the AP's firmware.tp-link.Locate the position path of the upgrade file. you may lose its configuration settings. New firmware versions are posted on www. The upgrade file must accord with the current hardware version. 35 . Hardware Version . Figure 4-26 Firmware Upgrade File .Displays the current hardware version.com and can be downloaded for free. Firmware Version . so make sure you write down the AP settings before you upgrade its firmware. when experiencing problems caused by the AP itself. 2. Note: Do not turn off the AP or press the Reset button while the firmware is being upgraded. Download a more recent firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (www.7.tp-link.1 Firmware Selecting System Tools > Firmware allows you to upgrade the AP to the most recent version of firmware on the screen below (Figure 4-26).Displays the current firmware version. Click Browse to view the folders and select the downloaded file. follow these instructions: 1. 3. There is no need to upgrade the firmware unless the new firmware has a new feature you want to use. you can try to upgrade the firmware. Click Upgrade.com).TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-25 The System Tools menu 4.

Figure 4-28 Save or Restore the Configuration Click Backup to save all configuration settings to your local computer as a file.2 Factory Defaults Selecting System Tools > Factory Defaults allows you to restore the factory default settings for the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-27).7.7. The current configuration will be covered with the uploading configuration file. To restore the AP's configuration.3 Backup & Restore Selecting System Tools > Backup & Restore allows you to save all configuration settings to your local computer as a file or restore the AP's configuration.255.0 Note: Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are reset. 36 . • • • • The default User Name: admin The default Password: admin The default IP Address: 192.255. 4.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide The AP will reboot after the Upgrading has been finished.1.168. Note: 1. follow these instructions: • • Click Browse to find the configuration file which you want to restore.254 The default Subnet Mask: 255. Click Restore to update the configuration with the file whose path is the one you have input or selected in the blank. 4. Figure 4-27 Restore Factory Default Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values.

Upgrade the firmware of the AP (system will reboot automatically). Do not power off the device during the process to avoid any damage.7. 4. All users who try to access the AP's web-based management page or Quick Setup will be prompted for the AP's user name and password. Figure 4-30 Password It is strongly recommended that you change the factory default user name and password of the AP. Restore the AP's settings to factory default (system will reboot automatically). Static address assignment of DHCP server.TL-WA500G 2.7. 4. Some settings of the AP will take effect only after rebooting.4 Reboot Selecting System Tools > Reboot allows you to reboot the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-29). 37 . (System will reboot automatically) DHCP service function. The restoring process lasts for 20 seconds and restart automatically. Wrong process will lead the device unmanaged. 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 3. which include: • • • • • Change LAN IP Address. Figure 4-29 Reboot the AP Click Reboot to reboot the AP.5 Password Selecting System Tools > Password allows you to change the factory default user name and password of the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-30).

It must not exceed 14 characters in length. Figure 4-31 System Log The AP can keep logs of all traffic. Click Refresh to refresh the logs. 38 . Click the Save button when finished. dash numbers or letters but not any spaces.7. 4.6 SysLog Selecting System Tools > System Log allows you to query the Logs of the AP on the screen below (Figure 4-31). Click the Clear All button to clear all. Enter the new Password twice to confirm it.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Note: The new user name and password can only consist of underline. You can query the logs to find what happened to the AP. Click Clear ALL to clear all the logs.

right-click My Network Connections and choose Properties. 39 . 5). Connect your AP to the LAN port on the Router with an Ethernet cable. Log on to the web-based management page.(Here we choose TP-LINK as the SSID for example. 1). Providing that you want to connect your computer equipped with wireless adapter to a wired network wirelessly. 3). 2).4. Configure the IP address for your PC to communicate with the AP referring to Chapter 3 Configure the PC. Configure the AP via a wired connection.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix A: Application Example The TL-WA500G allows you to connect a wireless device to the wired network. 1).4. Configure your AP in the Access Point mode and check the Enable SSID Broadcast box referring to 4. Click Start ( in the lower left corner of the PC’s screen). Remove the Ethernet cable between the AP and your PC. View the Wireless > Basic Settings page and keep the SSID of the AP in mind.2 Wireless Mode.3 Security Settings. 3. Configure your PC to connect to the network wirelessly. 2. 4).4. Connect your AP to your PC with an Ethernet cable. 1. you can take the following instructions.1 Basic Settings and 4.) You are suggested to change the SSID and secure your wireless network referring to 4.

right-click Wireless Network and choose Enable to enable wireless network function. Right-click the wireless connection icon “ View Available Wireless Networks. ” on the screen of the PC and then select 4). 40 . Highlight the SSID of the AP(Here is TP-LINK) and click Connect to add to the network. On the My Network Connections window.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 2). 3).

41 . which indicates you have been successfully added to the network wirelessly. Then the following page will display.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide 5).

0.0.0.0. This value is case-sensitive.0 TP-LINK_****** United States Disable Disable admin admin 192.168.254 255.0 Default Value 42 .0.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix B: Factory Defaults Item Common Default Settings Username Password IP Address Subnet Mask Wireless SSID Region Wireless Security Wireless MAC Address Filtering DHCP DHCP Server Start IP Address End IP Address Address Lease Time Default Gateway (optional) Primary DNS (optional) Secondary DNS (optional) Note: The default SSID is TP-LINK_****** (****** indicates the last unique six characters of each device’s MAC address).0 0.255.168.1.1. Disable 192.0.255.168.0 0.100 192.1.199 120 minutes (Range:1 ~ 2880 minutes) 0.

TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix C: Troubleshooting 1. 1) 2) 3) Make sure the power cord is connected to the Access Point. check the following items. The usual setting for Windows is “Obtain an IP address automatically” in Network Properties. If there the LED is still off. Check the following items. 1) 2) 3) Make sure the cable connectors are securely plugged in at the Access Point and the network device (hub. No LEDs are lit on the access point. Make sure the correct cable is used. switch. 2. It takes a few seconds for the Power LED to light up. The Access Point’s default values may not work with your network. Check the following items. The computer with the wireless adapter may not have the correct TCP/IP settings to communicate with the network. 3. Make sure you are using the correct TP-LINK power adapter provided with your Access Point. Make sure the connected device is turned on. If the network device has Auto Uplink™ (MDI/MDIX) ports. I can not access the AP with a wireless capable computer. Restart the computer. The LAN LED is not lit. Make sure the power adapter is connected to a functioning electrical outlet and the switch of the electrical outlet is on. Wait a minute and check the status of Power LED. There is a hardware connection problem. There is a configuration problem. you can use either a crossover cable or a normal patch cable. or Router). Check to see if the access point’s default configuration conflicts the configuration of other devices in your network. 1) 2) You may not have the computer with the wireless adapter restarted to make TCP/IP changes take effect. 3) 43 . Restart the computer and check if TCP/IP is set up properly for that network. Use a standard Category 5 Ethernet patch cable.

11g. 802. Non-condensing -40℃~70℃(-40℉~158℉) 5% ~ 90% RH.11b and 802. WPA/WPA2. TCP/IP. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Physical and Environment Working Temperature Working Humidity Storage Temperature Storage Humidity 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) 10% ~ 90% RH. Non-condensing 44 . 5 cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) Cabling Type 100BASE-TX: UTP category 5.3.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix D: Specifications General Standards and Protocols Safety & Emission Ports IEEE 802. 802. 4.5/3/2/1Mbps 64/128/152 bits 64/128/152-bit WEP. 5e cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) Wireless Wireless Data Rates WEP Wireless Encryptions 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps or 11/5. DHCP FCC、CE One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 port supporting Auto MDI/MDIX 10BASE-T: UTP category 3.3u.

11b devices. With this range-enhancing technology.4GHz.11g product transmission distance is about 300m. and backward compatibility with IEEE 802. MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) .11b wireless networking standard. Wi-Fi .A technology that allows data to be sent or received over existing traditional phone lines. longer-range wireless connections. This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card. A traditional 802.11g .A group of computers and associated devices communicate with each other wirelessly.A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key identifying a wireless local area network. using OFDM modulation and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or 152-bit shared key algorithm.11b devices. 802.net).A company that provides access to the Internet. which network serving users are limited in a local area. all devices must be configured with the same SSID. 45 . for a coverage area that is up to nine times greater.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.11b and 802. Access points can also bridge to each other. given by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA.The 802.A hacker attack designed to prevent your computer or network from operating or communicating. a 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM based client and access point can maintain a connection at as much as three times the transmission distance of traditional 802. For the wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other.The size in bytes of the largest packet that can be transmitted. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) . and WEP encryption for security.A trade name for the 802. DNS (Domain Name System) – An Internet Service that translates the names of websites into IP addresses. WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) .A descriptive name for an address or group of addresses on the Internet.A wireless LAN transceiver or "base station" that can connect a wired LAN to one or many wireless devices.specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology.11b and 802.11b . and WEP encryption for security. 802. see http://www. A 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM based client and access point can maintain a connection transmission distance may be up to 830m.wi-fi. SSID . Access Point (AP) .11 standard.TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix E: Glossary 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM WLAN Transmission Technology . DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) . which gives users the ability to have robust. ISP (Internet Service Provider) . Domain Name .The WLAN device with 2x to 3x eXtended RangeTM WLAN transmission technology make its sensitivity up to 105 dBm.11g products. an industry standards group promoting interoperability among 802. as described in the IEEE 802.4GHz. DoS (Denial of Service) . It corresponds to the ESSID in the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2. 802.

WPA-Personal.WPA is a security technology for wireless networks that improves on the authentication and encryption features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).TL-WA500G 54M Wireless Access Point User Guide WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) . Another key component of WPA is built-in authentication that WEP does not offer. This is similar to 802. WPA was developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of WEP. WPA-PSK is a simplified but still powerful form of WPA most suitable for home Wi-Fi networking. using TKIP. a person sets a static key or "passphrase" as with WEP. 46 . TKIP addresses the encryption weaknesses of WEP.this provides an authentication alternative to an expensive RADIUS server. The Wi-Fi Alliance will call this. To use WPA-PSK. with the benefit of easier administration and use. In fact. WPA-Enterprise. The Wi-Fi Alliance will call this. One variation of WPA is called WPA Pre Shared Key or WPA-PSK for short . But. With this feature. WPA-PSK automatically changes the keys at a preset time interval. making it much more difficult for hackers to find and exploit them. One of the key technologies behind WPA is the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).1x support and requires a RADIUS server in order to implement. WPA provides roughly comparable security to VPN tunneling with WEP.

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