D-Link AirPlus Xtreme GTM DWL-G810
Ethernet Wireless Bridge Manual Building Networks for People Contents
Package Contents ................................................................................3
Wireless Basics ....................................................................................6
Getting Started ......................................................................................9
Web Configuration .............................................................................. 11
Technical Specifications ......................................................................23
Contacting Technical Support ..............................................................25
Warranty and Registration ...................................................................26
2 Package Contents Contents of Package: D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G810
High-Speed 802.11g Ethernet Wireless Bridge
Manual and Warranty on CD
Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements for Configuration:
A computer or laptop with an Ethernet adapter. (We recommend that
you use an Ethernet connection to configure the DWL-G810.)
A current web-browser (e.g., Internet Explorer 6.0 or Netscape Navigator 6.0 or later) for configuration
For Use: You will need an Ethernet-enabled device such as a game console, laptop or desktop computer, network printer or set top box. The DWL-G810 will transform virtually any Ethernet device into a wireless device, enabling wireless communication over your network or in an Ad-Hoc/Peer-to-Peer mode.
The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G810 High-S
peed Ethernet Wireless Bridge is an
802.11g high-performance, wireless device that can be implemented in a variety of ways by converting an Ethernet connection into a one that is capable of wireless connectivity.
For devices with a built-in Ethernet port, the DWL-G810 provides a cost-effective way to gain wireless connectivity, virtually transforming wired devices into wireless units! Connect any Ethernet-enabled device to an existing 802.11g wireless network (achieving speeds up to 54Mbps) using the DWL-G810. (The DWL-G810 is also backwards compatible with 802.11b devices.)
Typical applications include connecting a printer to a wireless network and connecting Ethernet-enabled devices such as game consoles or set top boxes to a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Simply connect the DWL-G810 to the Ethernet (RJ-45) port of a game console, network device, such as a network storage device, Internet camera, network printer, network scanner, or other similar device. Using the DWL-G810 allows the flexibility of placing network devices in remote locations while maintaining a high- speed connection.
Whether you are using the DWL-G810 in Ad-Hoc or Infrastructure mode, you can use the convenient Setup Wizard for easy installation. Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide that is included with your purchase for instructions on how to use the Setup Wizard.
Please read through this manual if you would like to learn more about wireless technology and enjoy the high-speed wireless possibilities available to you with the DWL-G810 High-Speed Ethernet Wireless Bridge!
4 Features & Benefits Transforms an Ethernet device into a wireless device Five times faster - achieve data transfer speeds up to 54 Mbps; up to 5x faster than conventional 802.11b networks, when used with other 802.11g devices Fully compliant with the 802.11b standard and interoperable with all existing 802.11b-compliant and 802.11g compliant devices Quick and Simple connectivity via Ethernet Equipped with one 10/100 Ethernet port, Auto-MDI/MDIX Easy web-based configuration when changing settings Encryption to provide a level of security for data transfers Supports Ad-Hoc or Infrastructure modes LEDs Wireless Link/Act â€“ a steady Yellow light indicates a wireless connection. A blinking light indicates that the DWL-G810 is receiving/transmitting from/to the wireless network. Power â€“ a steady Green light indicates a proper connection to a power source.
5 Wireless Basics
With the DWL-G810 you can provide instant wireless access to the LAN (Local Area Network) for Ethernet-enabled devices. With an Ethernet (CAT5) cable simply connect the DWL-G810 to the Ethernet port of a network device (such as a printer or web camera) to establish a wireless connection with another device equipped with a wireless network adapter set to Ad-Hoc mode.
If you are planning a larger wireless network, D-Link offers a wide array of products for most of your wireless local area network (WLAN) needs. In this section, we discuss typical WLANs and their components. Much of the advice given here may be helpful in setting up the DWL-G810. It may also give you some ideas, if you plan to expand your wireless network.
D-Linkwireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
A WLAN is a computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. WLANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
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. People use WLAN technology for many different purposes: Mobility - Productivity increases when people have access to data in any 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 are easy to set up, manage, change and relocate. Networks that frequently change can benefit from WLANs ease of implementation. WLANs can operate in locations where installation of wiring may be impractical. Installation and Network Expansion - Installing a WLAN system can be fast and easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings. Wireless technology allows the network to go where wires cannot go - even outside the home or office.
6 Wireless Basics (continued) Scalability â€“ WLANs can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of specific applications and installations. Configurations are easily changed and range from Peer-to-Peer networks suitable for a small number of users to larger infrastructure networks to accommodate hundreds or thousands of users, depending on the number of wireless devices deployed. Inexpensive Solution - Wireless network devices are as competitively priced as conventional Ethernet network devices. The DWL-G810 is compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b wireless products, which include: D-Link Air DWL-650,D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+, D-Link AirPlusXtreme G DWL-G650
2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers D-Link AirPlusXtreme G DWL-G520,
TM D-Link Air DWL-520, D-Link AirPlusDWL-520+ 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers D-Link AirPlus DWL-900AP+, D-Link AirPlusXtreme G DWL-2000AP
2.4GHz Wireless Access Points D-Link AirPlus DI-614+, DI-714P+, D-Link AirPlusXtreme G DI-624 and
TM D-Link Air Xpert DI-774
Wireless Broadband Routers Standards-Based Technology
The DWL-G810 High-Speed Ethernet Wireless Bridge utilizes the 802.11b and the 802.11g standard. The IEEE 802.11g standard is an extension of the 802.11b standard. It increases the data rate up to 54 Mbps within the 2.4GHz band, utilizing OFDM technology.
This means that in most environments, within the specified range of this device, 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 by transmitting high-speed digital data over a radio wave utilizing OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology. OFDM works by splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller sub-signals that are then transmitted simultaneously at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions. The D-Link DWL- G810 will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and range possible.
The DWL-G810 is backwards compatible with 802.11b devices. This means that if you have an existing 802.11b network, the devices in that network will be compatible with 802.11g devices at speeds up to 11Mbps in the 2.4GHz range.
7 Wireless Basics (continued) Installation Considerations
The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G810 lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within its operating range. 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 materials and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:
1 Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-G810 and other network
devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your DWL-G810â€™s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
2 Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick
(.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for better reception.
3 Building materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or aluminum
studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position wireless devices and computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways and not other materials.
4 Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical
devices or appliances that generate RF noise.
8 Getting Started With its default settings, the DWL-G810, when activated, will connect with other D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G products, right out of the box. TM
There are basically two modes of networking: Infrastructure â€“ using an access point or router Ad-Hoc â€“ directly connecting to another computer, for Peer-to- Peer communication, using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more DWL-G520 Wireless Network Adapters
This example illustrates an Ad-Hoc setup. Simply connect the DWL-G810 (refer to the Quick Installation Guide) to your Ethernet-capable network device (in this case, a gaming console) and you will be able to connect wirelessly with other gaming consoles also connected to DWL-G810â€™s.
9 Getting Started (continued) Infrastructure Mode
This example illustrates an Infrastructure setup. To connect the DWL-G810 to a wireless network with a wireless router or access point, please refer to the printed Quick Installation Guide included with the product. Web configuration is required to connect the DWL- G810.
Web Configuration Requirements for using the DWL-G810â€™s Web Configuration Utility If you are incorporating the DWL-G810 into a network that contains all D-Link devices, you do not need to use the Web Configuration utility. With its default settings, the DWL-G810 will connect with other D-Link 802.11b or 802.11g devices that are set to their default settings, with no configuration needed!
If your network contains devices other than D-Link devices, or if you wish to configure the DWL-G810, you will need to do the following before using the Web Configuration Utility:
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-G810. The DWL-G810 has a default IP address of 192.168.0.30 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
You will need to assign a static IP address to the computer that you are using to configure the DWL-G810, within the IP address range of the DWL- G810. For example, you can assign a static IP address of 192.168.0.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 to the computer you will use for configura- tion. (Please refer to the Appendix section of the Quick Installation Guide.) Factory Default Settings for the DWL-G810
Blank (no password needed)
IP Address Mode:
Web Configuration (continued)
Whenever you want to configure your network or the DWL-G810, you can access the Configuration Utility by opening the web-browser and typing in the IP address of the DWL-G810. The DWL-G810 default IP address is shown below:
Open the web browser.
Type in the IP address of the access point.
http://192.168.0.30 (The IP address shown in this example is the default setting. Use this IP address when connecting to a network consisting of other D- Connect to 192.168.0.30 Link devices set to their default settings. If you have changed the IP address of the DWL-G810 to conform to a network other than one with D- Link devices, at their default setting, then input that IP address in the web browser, instead of the default IP address shown.)
Type admin in the User name field.
Leave the Password blank.
The Home window will appear. Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide, included with your purchase, for more infor- mation regarding the Setup Wizard, acces- sible here. Once you have completed the con- figuration of the DWL- G810, the current set- tings will be displayed in this window
Web Configuration (continued) Network
This window displays the default settings of the DWL- G810. The default IP address is 192.168.30. If you select Dynamic IP Address, you will obtain a dynamic IP address from a DHCP server on your network.
The Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. Input the IP address of the Gateway (the router on your network.) Click Apply if you have made any changes. Operating Mode: Wireless
Select Ad-Hoc or Infrastructure. AP Name: You may choose to rename your DWL-G810, especially if you have more than one access point on your network. SSID: The Service Set Identifier is a unique name that identifies a network. All devices on a network must share the same SSID name in order to communicate.If you choose to change the SSID from the default setting, input your new SSID name in this field. The SSID can be up to 32 characters in length.
13 Web Configuration (continued) Wireless (continued) Channel: Devices communicating in Ad-Hoc mode must be set to the same channel. WEP Encryption: Select Enable Encryption to use WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) on the network. All devices on the network must share the same WEP selection â€“ either Enable or Disable, and they must share the same WEP key. The WEP key is generated from ASCII or Hexadecimal entries that are either 64-bit or 128-bit in length. When enabling encryption, select the Key Type (ASCII or Hexadecimal) and then input the appropriate digits or letters. You can create up to 4 keys. Select the key you wish to use. 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 Tx Rate: Select the transmission rate for the network. Authentication: Open System â€“ communicates the key across the network. Shared Key â€“ devices must have identical WEP settings to communicate.
Click Apply if you have made any changes or additions.
14 Web Configuration (continued) Admin Administrator Settings: Change your password in this window. Re-enter the new password to confirm. It can be up to 14 characters in length. Please keep a copy of your password in a safe place. Click Apply, if you have made any changes. System Settings: The current system settings can be saved as a file onto the local hard drive by clicking Save. The saved file can be loaded back on the DWL-G810 by clicking Browse.When you have selected the settings file, click Load. Click Restore to return to Factory Default Settings. Firmware Upgrade: Upgrade the firmware for the DWL-G810. Find upgrades to the firmware at http://support.dlink.com. After you have downloaded a firmware upgrade to your local drive, click Browse. Select the firmware and click Apply to complete the upgrade.
15 Web Configuration (continued) Help
The Help window displays information about each window in the Configuration menu. When you change the settings in the Configuration menu, you will need to restart the DWL-G810 for the changes to take effect.
16 Troubleshooting This section provides solutions to situations that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-G810 High-Speed Ethernet Wireless Bridge. 1. How do I assign a static IP address in Windows XP/2000? Please note that routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable router you will not need to assign static IP addresses.
If you are not using a DHCP capable router, or you need to assign a static IP address, please follow these instructions:
Go to Start.
Double-click on Control Panel.
Double-click on Network Connections.
Troubleshooting (continued) How do I assign a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000? (continued)
Right-click on Local Area Connections.
Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
18 Troubleshooting (continued) How do I assign a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000? (continued)
Select Use the following IP address.
Enter the IP address.
Enter the Subnet mask.
Enter the Default Gateway. The Default Gateway is the LAN IP address of the wireless router. D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1
Select Use the following DNS server address. Enter the LAN IP address of the wireless router. (D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1)
Click OK. You have completed the assignment of a static IP address in Windows XP/2000!
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.