The Setup Wizard is a quick and useful utility to help setup the DWL-2100AP to easily connect to your Local Area Network (LAN) with only a few simple steps required. It will guide you step by step to configure a new password, SSID, channel, security setting for the DWL-2100AP . The Setup Wizard is a helpful guide for first time users to the DWL-2100AP .
Allow you to change the wireless settings to connect to an existing
wireless network or to customize your wireless network.|
DWL-2100AP supports IEEE 802.11g band and backward compatible with IEEE 802.11b band. This is for information only and cannot be changed.
Select a function mode to configure your wireless network. Function modes include Access Point, WDS with AP, WDS, AP Repeater and AP Client. Function modes are designed to support various wireless network topology and applications.
Service Set Identifier (SSID) is the name designated for a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The SSID's factory default value is set to "dlink". The SSID can easily be changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
Indicates whether the SSID of your wireless network will be broadcasted. The default value of SSID Broadcast is set to "Enable", which allow wireless clients to detect the wireless network. By changing this setting to "Disable" wireless clients can no longer detect the wireless network and can only connect if they have the correct SSID entered.
Indicates the channel setting for the DWL-2100AP . The default value for 11g is set to 6. The Channel can be changed to fit the channel setting for an existing wireless network or to customize the wireless network.
Indicates the current frequency for the DWL-2100AP. The value is dependent on the current channel setting. This is for information only and cannot be changed.
Auto Channel Scan
If you check Auto Channel Scan, the AP will automatically find the best channel to use.
For added security on a wireless network, data encryption can be enabled. There are six available Authentication type can be selected. The default value for Authentication is set to "Open System".
For Open System authentication, only the wireless clients with the same WEP key will be able to communicate on the wireless network. The Access Point will remain visible to all devices on the network.
For Shared Key authentication, the Access Point cannot be seen on the wireless network except to the wireless clients that share the same WEP key.
Open System/Shared Key
With this setting both shared and open system are employed. Stations have the option of using either but must still have the correct key to decrypt data.
Wi-Fi Protected Access authorizes and authenticates users onto the wireless network. WPA uses stronger security than WEP and is based on a key that changes automatically at a regular interval. It requires a RADIUS server in the network. WPA and WPA2 uses different algorithm. WPA-Auto allow both WPA and WPA2.
Wi-Fi Protected Access authorizes and authenticates users onto the wireless network. It uses TKIP encryption to protect the network through the use of a pre-shared key. WPA and WPA2 uses different algorithm. WPA-Auto allow both WPA and WPA2.
Super G Mode
DWL-2100AP delivers high data rates up to 108Mbps by enabling the Super G Mode with full backward compatibility and interoperability with IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g.
Also referred as private settings. LAN settings allow you to configure
LAN interface of DWL-2100AP. LAN IP address is private to
your internal network and is not visible to Internet.
The default IP address is 192.168.0.50 with subnet mask as 255.255.255.0
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The factory default setting is "Static (Manual)" which allows the IP address of the DWL-2100AP to be manually configured in accordance to the applied local area network. Enable Dynamic (DHCP) to allow the DHCP host to automatically assign the Access Point an IP address that conforms to the applied local area network.
The default IP address is 192.168.0.50 for DWL-2100AP. It can be modified to conform to an existing local area network. Please note that the IP address of each device in the wireless local area network must be within the same IP address range and subnet mask. Take default DWL-2100AP IP address as an example, each station associated to the AP must be configured with a unique IP address falling in the range of 192.168.0.*. "*" ranges from 0 to 255 but 50 in this case.
A mask used to determine what subnet an IP address belongs to. The default subnet setting is 255.255.255.0 for DWL-2100AP.
Specify the gateway IP address of the local network.