D-Link AirProTM DWL-6000AP 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point Manual Building Networks for People
Package Contents ................................................................................4
Wireless Basics ....................................................................................7
Getting Started ................................................................................... 11
Using the Configuration Menu ............................................................13
Networking Basics ..............................................................................22
Technical Specifications .....................................................................58
Contacting Technical Support.............................................................60
Warranty and Registration ..................................................................62
3 Package Contents Introduction
The new D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP Multimode Wireless Access Point is a multimode access point that simultaneously serves both 802.11a wireless connectivity at up to 54 Mbps (72 Mbps in Turbo mode*) and 802.11b wireless connectivity at up to 11Mbps (22 Mbps with D-Link AirPlus products.)
In addition to identifying and communicating with other 802.11a and 802.11b wireless devices, the D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP access point also builds a bridge between wireless and wired network segments with its integrated 10/ 100 Ethernet port. The multimode access point will automatically obtain an IP address and forward additional IP addresses to multiple clients for a seamless Ethernet network connection and shared Internet access.
Armed with powerful management and security capabilities, the D-Link Air Pro DWL-6000AP has an intuitive and secure web-based interface that is powered by an embedded web server.
After completing the steps outlined in the Quick Installation Guide (included in your package) not only will you have the ability to share information and Contents of Package:
resources, but you will also be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers, at speeds capable of handling a video stream. â€˘ D-Link AirProDWL-6000AP
2.4GHz/5GHz Multimode Wireless Access Point
â€˘ Power Adapter â€“ 5V DC, 2.5A *When used with other D-Link AirProproducts.
â€˘ Manual on CD â€˘ Quick Installation Guide â€˘ Ethernet Cable Note: Using a power supply with a different voltage rating than the one included with the DWL-6000AP will cause damage and void the warranty for this product.
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements For Configuration:
â€˘ Computer with Windows, Macintosh, or Linux-based
operating system with an installed Ethernet adapter
â€˘ Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator version 4.0 or
Easy-to-use Web Based Configuration
The DWL-6000AP is compatible with most popular operating systems, including Macintosh, Linux and Windows, and can be easily integrated into a large network.
User Level Security
This Manual is designed to help you connect the Access Point with the D-Link 2.4GHz AirPlus or 5GHz AirPro Wireless Adapters into an existing network.
3 Year Warranty (USA only) Please take a look at the Getting Started section in this manual to see an example *Architectural and environmental factors may adversely affect range. of an Infrastructure network using the DWL-6000AP. LEDS Connections Reset LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-6000AP Wireless Access Point has 5 Green LEDs as shown below: LED LED Activity
A steady light indicates a connection to a power source MDI RJ-45 Ethernet Port Power Receptor
A steady light indicates connection on the Ethernet port, at 10Mbps; a blinking light
â€˘ Straight-Through cable is required when
connecting to a router or switch
â€˘ Cross-Over cable is required when connecting directly to an ethernet adapter on a
A steady light indicates a connection on the Ethernet port, at 100Mbps; a blinking light
A blinking light indicates activity on the Features & Benefits
802.11a wireless network
â€˘ Supports Data Transfer Rates of up to 72 Mbps at 5GHz in Turbo mode
A blinking light indicates activity on the 802.11b wireless network
â€˘ Supports Data Transfer Rates of up to 22 Mbps at 2.4GHz with D-Link AirPlus products
â€˘ Wireless Range of up to 900 feet* Wireless Basics D-Link AirProwireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-
â€˘ Fully 802.11a and 802.11b compatible
use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or
â€˘ Supports up to 256-bit WEP Encryption at 2.4GHz and up to 152-bit with
public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link
Enhanced Dynamic Keying at 5 GHz AirPro wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that
â€˘ Less Interference with a total of Eleven Non-Overlapping Channels
wireless networking delivers.
â€˘ Utilizes Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Packet Binary
A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits
Convolutional Code (PBCC) at 2.4GHz
and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments, and public areas such as
â€˘ Utilizes Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) at 5GHz
airports, coffee shops and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate
7 Wireless Basics Wireless Basics The DWL-6000AP is compatible with the D-Link AirPro 802.11a family of
more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other products, which include:
fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
â™¦ 5GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network.
Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the
same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.
â™¦ 5GHz Wireless PCI Adapters used with desktop computers
Under many circumstances, it may be desirable for mobile network devices
to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use servers, printers or an
Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. A Wireless Access The DWL-6000AP is also compatible with the D-LinkAirPlus 802.11b Wireless
Point (AP) is a device used to provide this link. Family of LAN products, which include:
â™¦ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop
People use wireless LAN technology for many different purposes:
computers (D-Link DWL-650+) Mobility - Productivity increases when people have access to data in any
â™¦ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers
location within the operating range of the WLAN. Management decisions
based on real-time information can significantly improve worker efficiency. Low Implementation Costs â€“ WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks) are easy to set up, manage, change and relocate. Networks that frequently Standards-Based Technology
change, both physically and logically, can benefit from WLANs ease of
implementation. WLANs can operate in locations where installation of wiring
The versatile DWL-6000AP Multimode Wireless Access Point integrates
may be impractical.
both 802.11a and 802.11b standards into a single unit. Installation Speed and Simplicity - Installing a wireless LAN system can
The IEEE 802.11a standard designates that devices operate at an optimal
be fast and easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and
data rate of 54 Mbps (72 Mbps in proprietary Turbo mode.) This means you
will be able to transfer large files quickly or even watch a movie in MPEG format over your network without noticeable delays. This technology works Network Expansion - Wireless technology allows the network to go where
by transmitting high-speed digital data over a radio wave utilizing OFDM
wires cannot go.
(Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology. OFDM works by Scalability â€“ Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) can be configured in a
splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller sub-signals that are then
variety of topologies to meet the needs of specific applications and
transmitted simultaneously at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM
installations. Configurations are easily changed and range from peer-to-peer
reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions.
networks suitable for a small number of users to full infrastructure networks
D-Link AirPro products will automatically sense the best possible connection
of thousands of users that allow roaming over a broad area.
speed to ensure the greatest speed and range possible.
Based on the IEEE 802.11b standard, the DWL-6000AP is also interoperable with existing compatible 2.4GHz wireless technology with data transfer speeds of up to 22Mbps ( with D-Link AirPlus Family of Wireless devices,) as well as standard 802.11b technology ( with D-Link Air Family of Wireless devices), with speeds of up to 11Mbps.
9 Wireless Basics Getting Started Installation Considerations Right out of the box, with its default settings, the DWL-6000AP will
Designed to go up to 328 feet (100 meters) indoors, D-Link AirPro DWL- automatically connect with other D-Link AirPro or AirPlus products.
6000AP lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of IP ADDRESS
materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or Note: If you are using a DHCP-capable router in your network setup,
business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic such as the DI-604, you will not need to assign a static IP Address.
If you need to assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network,
1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-6000AP and
please remember that the IP Address for each computer must be in
your receiving device (e.g., the DWL-A650) to a minimum - each wall or the same IP Address range as all the computers in the network, and
ceiling can reduce your D-Link AirPro Wireless productâ€™s range from 3-90
the Subnet mask must be exactly the same for all the computers in the
feet (1-30 meters.) Position your Access Points, Residential Gateways,
and computers so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
For example: If the first computer is assigned an IP Address of
2. Be aware of the direct line between Access Points, Residential Gateways
192.168.0.2 with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0, then the second
(routers) and computers. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-
computer can be assigned an IP Address of 192.168.0.3 with a Subnet
degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree
Mask of 255.255.255.0, etc.
angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Try to make sure that the Access Points and adapters are positioned so that the signal will travel IMPORTANT: If computers or other devices are assigned the same
straight through a wall or ceiling for better reception. IP Address, one or more of the devices may not be visible on the network.
3. Building Materials make a difference - a solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position Access Points, and computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through
An Infrastructure wireless network contains an Access Point. The
drywall or open doorways and not other materials. Infrastructure Network example, shown here, contains the following D-Link
4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical
devices or appliances that generate RF noise. For the average home or office, signal range should not be an issue. If you
A wireless Access Point - D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP
experience low or no signal strength in areas areas of your home or office
An Ethernet Broadband Router - D-Link DI-604
that you wish to access, consider positioning the Access Point in a location
A laptop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPro DWL-A650
directly between the computers with wireless adapters. Additional Access
A desktop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPro DWL-A520
Points can be connected to provide better coverage in rooms or offices
A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-200
where the signal does not appear as strong as desired.
Getting Started Using the Configuration Menu
Please refer to the following 1
sections of this manual for 2
additional information about
The Configuration Menu for the DWL-6000AP is web-based. The DWL-
setting up a network:
6000AP can be set up using any current web browser, i.e., Internet Explorer 5x, or Netscape Navigator 4x. Networking Basics - learn how to check and assign your 3
IP Address; share printers and
The computer that you are using for initial configuration must have an IP Address
within the same range as the IP Address of the DWL-6000AP. The DWL- 6000AP has a default IP Address of 192.168.0.50 with subnet mask Using the Configuration
255.255.255.0 Menu - learn the settings for 5
the DWL-6000AP, using the
If you are not using a D-Link router in your network, you will need to assign a
web-based interface. 6
Static IP Address to the computer that you are using to configure the DWL- 6000AP, within the IP Address Range of the DWL-6000AP. For instance, you Troubleshooting - learn how to check for common
can assign a static IP address of 192.168.0.2 with subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
installation issues and other
(Please see Networking Basics in this manual for information on Assigning
tips for troubleshooting. a Static IP Address.) Please remember that D-Link AirPro wireless devices are pre-configured to connect together, right out of the box, with the default settings. Factory Default Settings for the DWL-6000AP For a typical wireless setup at home (as shown above,) please do the following:
SSID for 802.11a
You will need a broadband Internet access (Cable/DSL) subscription
Consult with your Cable/DSL provider for proper installation of the modem
Connect the modem to an Ethernet broadband router such as the
disabled DI-604 (see the Quick Installation Guide included with the DI-604.)
Connect the router to the D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP (see the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-6000AP.)
admin (lower case)
If you are connecting a desktop computer in your network, you can install the
D-Link AirPro DWL-A520 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot.
(no password, leave field blank)
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-A520.)
Install the drivers for the wireless cardbus adapter (D-Link AirPro DWL-A650)
into the laptop computer (see the Quick Installation Guide included
192.168.0.50 with DWL-A650.)
Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Home > Wireless (continued)
Whenever you want to configure your network or the DWL-6000AP, you can access Wireless Band: Choose 802.11a or 802.11b. In the illustration shown,
the Configuration Menu by opening the web-browser and typing in the IP Address of
802.11a is selected .
the DWL-6000AP. The DWL-6000AP default IP Address is shown below: SSID: (Service Set Identifier) â€śdefaultâ€ť is the default setting for both
Open the web browser 802.11a and 802.11b. The SSID is a unique name that identifies a network.
Type in the IP Address of
All devices on a network must share the same SSID name in order to
the Access Point
communicate on the network.If you choose to change the SSID from the
default setting, input your new SSID name in this field. The SSID can be up Note: if you have changed the default IP Address assigned to the DWL-6000AP,
to 32 characters in length. make sure to enter the correct IP Address. Channel: Channel 36 is the default channel for 802.11a. Channel 6 is
Type admin in the User the default channel for 802.11b. Select a different channel if you want to Name field
change the default setting. All devices on the network must be set to the
same channel to communicate on the network. (Current wireless network
Leave the Password adapters will automatically scan for the channel to establish connection with
blank the access point.)
Click Help at any time for more information.
Click Apply if you have made any changes or additions. Home > LAN Home > Wizard The Home>Wizard screen will appear. Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide for more information regarding the Setup Wizard.
255.255.255.0 Home > Wireless
Here the Home> Wireless tab is
displayed. If you wish to change
This window displays the default settings of the DWL-6000AP. The default
the default settings, you can
IP Address is 192.168.0.50. If you select Dynamic IP Address, you will
make changes to these items:
obtain a dynamic IP Address from a DHCP server on your network. Wireless Band (802.11a or (Note: you will need to use the AP Manager to determine the IP Address 802.11b) dynamically assigned to the Access Point.)
The Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. Input the IP Address of the Default SSID Gateway (the router on your network.) Channel
Click Apply if you have made any changes.
Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Performance Fragment Length: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you
experience a high packet error rate, you may slightly increase your Fragmentation
Threshold within the value range of 256 to 2346. Setting the Fragmentation
Threshold too low may result in poor performance. RTS Length: This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you
encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications to the value range
between 256 and 2346 are recommended. Advanced > Filters The default Performance settings are shown in the illustration above. Wireless Band: Select 802.11a (up to 72 Mbps speed in turbo mode in the 5GHz range) or 802.11b (up to 22 Mbps speed with AirPlus adapters.) Turbo Setting: Select Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Disabled for 802.11a. 802.11b does not have the Turbo mode option. Frequency: The frequency range will be displayed. Channel: The default channel for 802.11a is 36. The default channel for 802.11b is 6.
Select the Wireless Band (802.11a or 802.11b) Data Rate: Select the transmission rate for the network
At the Access Control pull-down menu, select Disabled (the default setting,) Accept or Reject. Beacon Interval: Beacons are packets sent by an Access Point to synchronize a
wireless network. Specify a Beacon interval value (20-1000.) Default (100) is
Input up to 16 MAC Addresses in the Access Control List.
recommended. MAC Address (Media Access Control Address) A unique hardware address that identifies a device on a network. It is assigned at DTIM: (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) Enter a value between 1 and 255 for
the factory and cannot be changed. Usually you will find this address on a sticker
the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM.) A DTIM is a countdown informing
on the device or on the packaging. (Please use the following format when entering
clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. the MAC address- xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx)
Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Advanced > Encryption Tools > Admin
If you wish, you can change your password here. Keep a copy of your password in a safe place. Click Help at any time if you need assistance. Click Apply if you have made any changes. Tools > System Wireless Band: Select 802.11a or 802.11b Authentication: Select from one of the following: Open System: the DWL-6000AP will be visible to all devices on the network. Open System is the default setting. Shared Key: in order to access the DWL-6000AP on the network,
the device must be listed in the Access Control List WEP: Select Enabled or Disabled (the default setting is Disabled) WEP Key Type: Select HEX (Hexadecimal) or ASCII Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for representing English letters as numbers from 0-127
If you have made changes to the configuration settings, click Restart in this window WEP Key Size: Select 64, 128 or 256 bit for 802.11b; 64, 128, 152 bit for 802.11a
to apply the changes. Valid Key: Select the key that you will use from one of the four keys in the Key Table.
Click Restore, if you would like to return the DWL-6000AP to its factory default settings. Key Table: Input up to 4 keys using the format that you have selected in Wep Key Type.
Using the Configuration Menu Using the Configuration Menu Tools> Firmware Status > Stats Server IP Address: input the IP Address of the computer running
the TFTP server from the installa-
statistics for both File Name: input the file path (on
the computer running the installa-
tion CD) that shows the location of
the firmware update
Ethernet port and
wireless connec- Apply: Click Apply to select the Run TFTP Program
with the Access Update & Restart: Click for update
to take effect *To run the D-Link TFTP program, insert the DWL-6000AP CD-ROM, and click on Run TFTP Program. Or go to Start > Run > and type d:\tftpd.exe (where â€śd:\â€ť refers to the CD-ROM drive on the computer.) (Note: The TFTP program must be running to upload the firmware.) Help TFTP Program
The Help menu Status > Device Info
here. You can
also click on Help in any
The Status>Device Info screen
displays the configuration settings
of your computer.
21 Networking Basics Networking Basics
Please follow all the instructions in this window: Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP
In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows XP. Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com and http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections Select Set up a home or small office network
In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown.
When this screen appears, Click Next.
23 Networking Basics Networking Basics
Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.)
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes.
When the changes are complete, click Next.
Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should havethe same Workgroup name.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.
25 Networking Basics Networking Basics
In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies the files. a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network. Click Next.
Please read the information under Hereâ€™s how in the screen below. After you com-
plete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.
Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
Format the disk if you wish, and click Next.
27 Networking Basics Networking Basics Naming your Computer
Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard.
To name your computer, please follow these directions:In Windows XP:
Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen) Right-click on My Computer
Select Properties and click
The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer.
Select the Computer Name Tab in the System
You may enter a Com- puter Description if you
wish; this field is optional.
You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network. After run-
To rename the computer
ning the Network Setup Disk on all your computers, your new wireless net-
and join a domain, Click
work will be ready to use. Change.
29 Networking Basics Networking Basics Naming your Computer Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000
In this window, enter the Computer name
Select Workgroup and enter
the name of the Workgroup
All computers on your network
must have the same Workgroup name.
Click OK Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Type ipconfig /all at the prompt. Press Enter. All the configuration settings are dis- Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
played as shown below.
31 Networking Basics Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address. Press Enter. The new IP
Address is shown below.
Double-click on Network Connections
(Windows 98/ME users: go to Start > Run. Type Command. Type winipcfg at the prompt.
The Windows IP Configuration menu wil come up. Click Release, then Renew to obtain a
new IP Address.) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad- dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configura- tion Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router you will not need to assign Static IP Addresses. If you are not using a DHCP capable Gateway/Router, or you need to assign a Static IP
Address, please follow these instructions:
Go to Start
Right-click on Local Area Connections
Double-click on Control Panel Properties
Networking Basics Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Assigning a Static IP Address with Macintosh OSX in Windows XP/2000
Click on Internet Protocol
Go to the Apple Menu and se- (TCP/IP)
lect System Preferences
cClick on Network SelectUse the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
Select Built-in Ethernet in the
window (shown below) Show pull-down menu
Input your IP address and
Select Manually in the Configure pull-down menu subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of 192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are sequential, like 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.4. The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network.)
Input your DNS server
Input the Static IP Address, addresses. (Note: If you
the Subnet Mask and the are entering a DNS server, Router IP Address in the
appropriate fields you must enter the IP Address of the Default Gateway.) The DNS server information will be supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider.)
Click Apply Now
Networking Basics Networking Basics Selecting a Dynamic IP Address with Macintosh OSX Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000
Go to Start > Run >
type cmd. A window
Go to the Apple Menu and select
similar to this one System Preferences
will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx,
Click on Network
where xxx is the IP Address of the
Wireless Router or
Access Point. A
connection will show
four replies from the
Wireless Router or
Select Built-in Ethernet in the
Acess Point, as Show pull-down menu
Select Using DHCP in the Configure pull-down menu Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows Me and 98
Go to Start > Run
> type command.
A window similar to
this will appear.
Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
where xxx is the IP Address of the
Click Apply Now
Wireless Router or
Access Point. A
The IP Address, Subnet
show four replies mask, and the Routerâ€™s IP
from the wireless Address will appear in a few
router or access
point, as shown.
37 Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding and Sharing Printers in Windows XP Adding a local printer (a printer connected directly to a computer)
After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers in your
A printer that is not shared on the network and is connected directly to one computer
network (please see the Network Setup Wizard section at the beginning of
is called a local printer. If you do not need to share your printer on a network, follow these directions to add the printer to one computer. Networking Basics,) you can use the Add Printer Wizard to add or share a printer on your network.
Whether you want to add a local printer (a printer connected directly to one Start> Printers
computer,) share an LPR printer (a printer connected to a print server) or and Faxes
share a network printer (a printer connected to your network through a Gateway/Router,) use the Add Printer Wizard. Please follow the directions below: First, make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all of the computers on your network.
On the following pages, we will show you these 3 ways to use the Add Printer Wizard: 1. Adding a local printer 2. Sharing an network printer
Clickon Add a printer 3. Sharing an LPR printer (Other Networking Tasks) For help with other tasks, that we have not covered here, in home or small office
networking, see Using the Shared Documents folder and Sharing files and folders
in the Help and Support Center in Microsoft Windows XP.
39 Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer
Select and highlight
the correct driver for your printer.
Click Next (If the correct driver is not displayed, insert the CD or floppy disk that came with your printer and click Have Disk.)
Select Local printer
At this screen, you can attached to this
change the name of computer
the printer (optional.) (Deselect Automati- cally detect and install my Plug and Play printer if it has been selected.)
Select Yes, to print a
Select Use the
test page. A successful following port:
printing will confirm that
you have chosen the
From the pull-down
menu select the correct port for your printer (Most computers use the LPT1: port, as shown in the illustration.)
41 Networking Basics Networking Basics Adding a local printer Adding a local printer
This screen gives you information about your printer.
Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right.
You have successfully added a local printer.
When the test page has printed, Sharing a network printer After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your net-
work, you can run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers on your network.
Please follow these directions to use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer on your network:
Go to Start> Printers and Faxes
43 Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Sharing a network printer
Select Browse for Add a printer a printer
Select the printer you
would like to share
Select Network Printer
45 Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Sharing an LPR printer
To check for proper
To share an LPR printer (using a print server,) you will need a Print Server such as
the DP-101P+. Please make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on
all the computers on your network. To share an LPR printer, please follow these
Go to Start > Printers
directions: and Faxes
Go to Start > Printers and Faxes
Click on Add a Printer
The screen to the
right will appear The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation. You have completed adding the
Click Next printer. To share this printer on your network:
Remember the printer
Select name Local Printer...
Run the Add Printer Wizard on all the
computers on your
Make sure you have
already run the Network Setup Wizard on all the
After you run the Add Printer
Click Next Wizard on all the computers in the
network, you can share the printer.
47 Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer
Select Create a new port
From the pull-down menu,
In this screen,
select Standard TCP/IP
select Custom Port, as shown.
Please read the
instructions on this screen
Enter the Port Name and the Printer Name or IP Address.
Enter the Printer IP
Enter a Queue Address and the Port Name (if your Name, as shown.
more than one
port, you will
need a Queue name.)
49 Networking Basics Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Sharing an LPR printer
You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional.
This screen will show you information about your printer. Please remember the name of your printer. You will need this information when you use the Add Printer Wizard on the other computers on your network.
Select the printer you are adding from the list of Printers.
Select Yes, to print a test page.
Insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer.
Click Have Disk
Click Next This screen will display informa-
If the printer driver is already installed, tion about your printer.
do the following:
Select Keep existing driver
Click Finish to complete the addition of the printer.
Please run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers
on your network in order to share the printer.
Click Next Note: You must run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network before
50 you run the Add Printer Wizard.
51 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting
This Chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and 2. The wireless client cannot access the Internet in the
operation of the DWL-6000AP Wireless Access Point. We cover various aspects of the Infrastructure mode.
network setup, including the network adapters. Please read the following if you are
Make sure the wireless client is associated and joined with the correct Access
Point. To check this connection: Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon Note: It is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to
in the taskbar> select View Available Wireless Networks. The Connect to configure the DWL-6000AP Access Point. Wireless Network screen will appear. Please make sure you have selected the correct available network, as shown in the illustrations below. 1.The computer used to configure the DWL-6000AP cannot access the Configuration menu.
â€˘ Check that the Ethernet LED on the DWL-6000AP is ON. If
the LED is not ON, check that the cable for the Ethernet connection is securely inserted.
â€˘ Check that the Ethernet Adapter is working properly. Please
see item 3 (Check that the drivers for the network adapters are installed properly) in this Troubleshooting section to check that the drivers are loaded properly.
â€˘ Check that the IP Address is in the same range and subnet
as the DWL-6000AP. Please see Checking the IP Address in Windows XP in the Networking Basics section of this manual. Note: The IP Address of the DWL-6000AP is 192.168.0.50. All the computers
â€˘ Check that the IP Address assigned to the wireless adapter is within the same on the network must have a unique IP Address in the same range, e.g., IP Address range as the access point and gateway. (Since the DWL-6000AP 192.168.0.x. Any computers that have identical IP Addresses will not be has an IP Address of 192.168.0.50, wireless adapters must have an IP Address in visible on the network. They must all have the same subnet mask, e.g., the same range, e.g., 192.168.0.x. Each device must have a unique IP Address; 255.255.255.0 no two devices may have the same IP Address. The subnet mask must be the same for all the computers on the network.) To check the IP Address assigned to
â€˘ Do a Ping test to make sure that the DWL-6000AP is
the wireless adapter, double-click on the Local Area Connection icon in the
responding. Go to Start>Run>Type Command>Type ping
taskbar > select the Support tab and the IP Address will be displayed. (Please 192.168.0.50. A successful ping will show four replies. refer to Checking the IP Address in the Networking Basics section of this manual.) Note: If you have
â€˘ If it is necessary to assign a Static IP Address to the wireless adapter, please changed the default IP
refer to the appropriate section in Networking Basics. If you are entering a DNS Server address you must also enter the Default Gateway Address. (Remember Address, make sure to that if you have a DHCP-capable router, you will not need to assign a Static IP ping the correct IP Ad- Address. See Networking Basics: Assigning a Static IP Address.) dress assigned to the DWL-6000AP.
Troubleshooting Troubleshooting 3. Check that the drivers for the network adapters are
Double-clickon Network installed properly. Adapters You may be using different network adapters than those illustrated here, but this
â€˘ Right-click on D-Link procedure will remain the same, regardless of the type of network adapters you are using. AirPro DWL-A650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter
Go to Start
Select Properties to
check that the drivers are My
installed properly Computer
Lookunder Device Status to check that the device is working properly.
â€˘ Select the Hardware Tab â€˘ Click Device Manager
55 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting 4. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception? 7. Resetting the DWL-6000AP to Factory Default Settings
D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want.
After you have tried other methods for troubleshooting your network, you
However, the positioning of the products within your environment will affect the
may choose to Reset the DWL-6000AP to the factory default settings.
wireless range. Please refer to Installation Considerations in the Wireless
Remember that D-Link AirPro products network together, out of the box, Basics section of this manual for further information about the most advanta-
at the factory default settings.
geous placement of your D-Link wireless products. 5. Why does my wireless connection keep dropping?
Antenna Orientation- Try different antenna orientations for the DWL- 6000AP. Try to keep the antenna at least 6 inches away from the wall or other objects.
If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones, X-10 equipment or other home security systems, ceiling fans, and lights, your wireless connection will degrade dramatically or drop altogether. Try changing the Channel on
To hard-reset the D-Link AirPro DWL-6000AP to Factory Default Settings,
your Access Point and Wireless adapter to a different Channel to avoid
please do the following:
Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet) from electrical devices that
â€˘ Locate the Reset button on the back
generate RF noise, like microwaves, Monitors, electric motors, etc.
of the DWL-6000AP 6. Why canâ€™t I get a wireless connection?
â€˘ Use a paper clip to press the Reset
To establish a wireless connection, while enabling Encryption on the DWL-
â€˘ Hold for about 10 seconds and then
6000AP, you must also enable encryption on the wireless client.
For 802.11a, the Encryption settings are: 64, 128 or 152 bit. Make sure
â€˘ After the DWL-6000AP reboots (this
that the encryption bit level is the same on the Access Point and the
may take a few minutes) it will be
reset to the factory Default settings.
For 802.11b, the Encryption settings are: 64, 128, or 256 bit. Make sure that the encryption bit level is the same on the Access Point and the Wireless Client.
Make sure that the SSID on the Access Point and the Wireless Client are ex- actly the same. If they are not, wireless connection will not be established. Please note that there are two separate SSIDs for 802.11a and 802.11b. The default SSID for both 802.11a and 802.11b is default.
57 Technical Specifications Humidity:
â€˘ 5%-95%, non-condensing Standards
â€˘ IEEE 802.11b Emissions:
â€˘ IEEE 802.11a
â€˘ FCC part 15b
â€˘ IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u
â€˘ IEEE 802.3x Physical Dimensions: Ports
â€˘ L = 9.25 inches
â€˘ (1) 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ-45 (UTP)
â€˘ W = 6.25 inches
â€˘ H = 1.50 inches
â€˘ (1) Power â€“ 5V DC, 2.5A 802.11a Specifications Network Management
â€˘ Web-Based Interface Data Rates: â€˘ 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54, 72 Mbps Network Architecture Data Security:
â€˘ Supports Infrastructure Mode
â€˘ 64, 128, 154, 256-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
Encryption Diagnostic LED
â€˘ Access Control List
. 100M Link/Act Antenna Type:
â€˘ 10M Link/Act
â€˘ 5dBi dipole antenna with diversity
. 11a WLAN
â€˘ Power parameter software configurable
11b WLAN Available Channels: Range
â€˘ Eight non-overlapping channels for North America
â€˘ Indoors â€“ up to 328 feet (100 meters)
â€˘ Outdoors â€“ up to 1,312 feet (400 meters) Frequency Range:
â€˘ 5.150 â€“ 5.350 GHz Temperatureâ€˘
Operating: 0ÂşC to 40ÂşC (32ÂşF to 104ÂşF) Modulation Technology:
Storing: -25ÂşC to 60ÂşC (-77ÂşF to 140ÂşF)
â€˘ Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Antenna Type:â€˘ 5dBi dipole antenna with diversity
59 802.11a Specifications (continued) Contacting Technical Support Modulation Techniques:
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the
â€˘ 16 QAM
duration of the warranty period on this product.
â€˘ 64 QAM
U.S. customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, Modulation Techniques:
or by phone.
â€˘ QPSK D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone: (877) 453-5465 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 802.11b Specifications D-Link Technical Support over the Internet: http://support.dlink.com Data Rates: â€˘ 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps When contacting technical support, please provide the following information: Data Security:
â€˘ Serial number of the unit
â€˘ 64, 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption
â€˘ Model number or product name Antenna Type:
â€˘ Software type and version number
â€˘ 2dBi antenna with Diversity Available Channels:
â€˘ Eleven channels for North America. Three non-overlapping Frequency Range:
â€˘ 2.4 â€“ 2.4835 GHz Modulation Technology:
â€˘ Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Modulation Techniques:
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cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference Submitting A Claim. Any claim under this limited warranty must be submitted in writing before the end
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
of the Warranty Period to an Authorized D-Link Service Office.
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The customer must submit as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
or Software nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm the same.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
The original product owner must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number from
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
the Authorized D-Link Service Office and, if requested, provide written proof of purchase of
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) before the
warranty service is provided. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
original or other suitable shipping package to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit,
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.
and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package.
This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum of 20 cm (approximately 8 inches)
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