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Wireless-G Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. This Range Expander will allow you to expand your network: a series of computers or devices connected for the network beyond the range of your current access point or wireless router.
This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Wireless-G Range Expander. Linksys wireless adapters also provide users access to a wired network when using an access point or wireless router. An integrated wireless and wired network is called an infrastructure network. Each wireless PC in an With these, and many other, Linksys products, your networking options are limitless.
Go to the Linksys website at www. Antenna Make sure the antenna is positioned straight up into the air, no matter how the Range Expander is positioned. Two power plates come with the Range Expander, one with two prongs for direct connection to a power outlet, and another with a cord to reach a power outlet. Connect the appropriate power plate and connect it to a power outlet, preferably a surge protector.
The Setup Wizard will run a search for your wireless network. If found, you will be asked to confirm the settings. If the settings are correct, click Continue and proceed to step 7. If security is disabled, then proceed to step 7.
If security is enabled, the appropriate Security Settings screen on a wireless network for greater security. Then click Next to continue or Exit to exit the Setup Wizard. Now that the Setup Wizard has found an access point or wireless router with which to communicate, it will now search for the Range Expander. Select the one you want. The Configure Network Address Settings screen will appear.
Then enter the IP Address of your network gateway, as well as a descriptive name for the Range Expander. Then, click Next to continue or Back to return to the previous screen. If these settings are correct, click Yes to save these settings. If you wish to change any of the settings, click No. You will exit the Setup Wizard and can start it again to change your settings. If necessary, disconnect the Ethernet network cable from your network router and the Range Expander.
Unplug the power plate from the power outlet. Locate an optimum location for the Range Expander. The best placement is usually at the edge of your wireless network. This allows the SSID to be broadcast on your network. You may want to enable this function while configuring your network, but make sure that you disable it when you are finished. It is case-sensitive and should not have more than 16 alphanumeric characters. This Passphrase function is compatible with Linksys wireless products only.
If you want to passphrase: used much like a password, a passphrase WEP keys enable you to create an encryption scheme for wireless transmissions. If you are not using a Passphrase, then manually enter a set of values. Do not leave a key field blank, and do not enter all zeroes. This password protects access to the Web-based Utility. Enter the new password in the Password field. If you want help information about the Setup and Password tabs in this Web-based Utility, click the Help tab.
Read the description below to solve your problems. Common Problems and Solutions 1. It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks. The Roaming is the ability of a portable computer to communicate continuously while it and its user are moving freely throughout an area greater than that covered by a single access point. Before using the roaming function, the user must make sure that the workstation is set to the same channel number used by the access point of the dedicated coverage area.
Page 32 WEP to enhance security and access control. Users can set it up depending upon their needs. Can Linksys Wireless products support file and printer sharing? What is WEP? The current generation of Linksys products provide several network security features, but they require specific action on your part for implementation.
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