May 29

Connecting the Switch to the Network

You can use any of the 1000BASE-T ports, 10GB ports, or fiber-optic ports to connect the D-Link Switch to your network. The type of port you use to connect the switch depends on your network requirements and the type of node to which you connect the Switch, which might be a hub, router, or another switch.

There is a great deal of flexibility on how connections are made using the appropriate cabling.

• Connect a 10BASE-T hub or switch to the Switch via a twisted-pair Category 3, 4 or 5 UTP/STP cable.

• Connect a 100BASE-TX hub or switch to the Switch via a twisted-pair Category 5 UTP/ STP cable.

• Connect 1000BASE-T switch to the Switch via a twisted pair Category 5e UTP/STPcable.

• Connect a switch supporting a fiber-optic uplink to the Switch’s SFP ports via fiber-optic cabling.

• Change the Switch to PoE mode using the Mode Select button. When in PoE Mode, the Switch works with all D-Link 802.3af capable devices.

The Link/Act LEDs for each UTP port will light green or amber when the link is valid. A blinking LED indicates packet activity on that port.

Connecting the Switch and AP Directly

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You can connect one or more DWL-3500AP or DWL-8500AP access points directly to the Switch by using a straight-through or crossover UTP cable.

Connecting the Switch and AP through the L2/L3 Network

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The Switch can discover and manage APs whether they are directly connected, connected through a device in the same subnet, or connected to different subnets.

Connecting to the Core Network

The optional 10GB ports on the DWS-3026 are ideal for uplinking to the core network.

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Connections to the Gigabit Ethernet ports are made using a fiber-optic cable or Category 5e copper cable, depending on the type of port. A valid connection is indicated when the Link LED is lit.

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Aug 16

The D-Link High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless Pocket Router/AP DWL-G730AP is perfect for the travelling worker. It offers a router and wireless client so you can work virtually anywhere, anytime.

It can work in AP mode,Router mode and Client mode.This article will teach you how to configure these three modes.

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1.In AP mode, the DWL-G730AP can be used to create a wireless network in a room where a single Ethernet port is provided. Now multiple wireless clients can connect to the network at the same time to share resources and files.

In Router mode, the DWL-G730AP can be used to share a single broadband Internet connection, such as in a hotel room. The internal DHCP server automatically assigns IP addresses to ensure everyone in the room can connect to the Internet. In addition, the DWL-G730AP supports VPN Pass-through and firewall features including Network Address Translation (NAT) and MAC filtering to protect your wireless network from malicious attacks.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the D-Link DWL-G730AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.30). Press Enter.

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3: Click on the Home tab and then click Wireless to the left.

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Step 4 On the Wireless page you can configure the following settings:

SSID (Service Set Identifier) – default is the default SSID. The SSID is a unique name that identifies a network. All devices on a network must share the same SSID in order to communicate on the network. It is recommended to change your SSID to something other than default.

Channel – Channel 6 is the default channel. To change the channel, select a value (1-11) using the drop-down list next to Channel.

In the 802.11g (2.4 GHz) standard there are 11 channels (US) to choose from, all but three of those channels are overlapping channels. Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the only non-overlapping channels. The channels can be changed to avoid interference from other wireless devices that run on the 2.4 GHz frequency range (I.E. 2.4 GHz cordless phones and X-10).

Note: All D-Link 802.11g Wireless devices default to channel 6.

Authentication:

  • Open System – Any client can attempt to associate. However the data will be encrypted and an encryption key is required to recieve it.
  • Shared Key – The encryption key is required before the client can attempt to associate.
  • WPA – Wi-Fi Protected Access in conjunction with a RADIUS server in your network. This option is not available in Router Mode.
  • WPA-PSK – Wi-Fi Protected Access without a RADIUS server.

WEP – Select Enabled using the radio buttons to enable WEP encryption or Disabled using the radio buttons to disable WEP encryption.

WEP Encryption Select 64Bit or 128Bit using the drop-down list.

Key Type Select Hexadecimal or ASCII using the drop-down list.

  • Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F. Best used if using with other brands of wireless products.
  • ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is code that represents English letters as numbers from 0-127. You can use any character including (!@#$%*).

Keys 1-4 – Input up to four encryption keys. Select one of these to be the active key using the radio buttons.

Step 5: Click Apply and then click Continue to save the new settings.

2.In Wireless Client mode, the DWL-G730AP allows connection to an existing wireless network, without having to install complicated drivers or additional software. For added mobility, the DWL-G730 AP can be powered over USB if power outlets are not available.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type the IP address of the DWL-G730AP in the address bar (default is 192.168.0.30). Press Enter.

Step 2: The default username is admin (all lower case) and the default password is blank (nothing). Click OK.

Step 3: Click the Home tab and then click Wireless to the left.

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Step 4: On the Wireless page you can configure the following settings:

SSID (Service Set Identifier) – Enter the SSID of the wireless network or click Site Survey to view a list of available wireless networks.

Channel – Channel 6 is the default channel. The channel must be the same as on the wireless network.

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