NETGEAR WGE101 Router Manual (Setup & Configuration)

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Installation Guide
Follow these quick steps to install your bridge.
Note:
Before you begin, have your wireless network set up and working.
Unpack the box, verify the contents, and follow the instructions in this
installation guide. For more details, see the
WGE101 Reference Manual
on the
WGE101 54 Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge Resource CD
or at
www.netgear.com/docs/wge101.
Note:
When you set up the bridge, place it away from potential sources of
interference, such as computers, monitors, TVs, microwaves, cordless phones,
or large metal surfaces.
Internet Gaming Setup
What you need:
WGE101 54 Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge.
Broadband Internet access through a 802.11b or 802.11g wireless
router with no security features enabled OR through a router with a
802.11b or 802.11g wireless access point with no security features
enabled.
Ethernet-enabled game console.
What you do:
1.
Connect the provided Ethernet cable between the WGE101 Wireless
Bridge (A) and the gaming console (B).
2.
Connect the power adapter to the wireless bridge and plug the power
adapter in to a power outlet. The Power
and Wireless
lights
should light up.
3.
After the Wireless light
lights up, turn on the gaming console.
If the bridge and the gaming console are successfully connected, the
Network light
will light up. This light flashes when there is
network activity.
Note:
If your setup works with the default settings, you don
t need to configure
the bridge
unless
you have to change the Country/Region setting (from the default
value of United States) or the bridge
s default IP address (because the network has
another WGE101 bridge on it).
Share the Wireless Bridge Setup
What you need:
WGE101 54 Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge.
A switch or hub (such as the NETGEAR FS605, FS608, or EN104TP).
Broadband Internet access through a 802.11b or 802.11g wireless
router with no security features enabled OR through a router with a
802.11b or 802.11g wireless access point with no security features
enabled.
Game consoles, computers, printers, or other Ethernet-enabled
devices that you want to connect to your network.
What you do:
1.
Shut down or power down the Ethernet-enabled devices that you
want to connect through the bridge.
2.
Connect the provided Ethernet cable between the bridge and the
switch (or hub).
3.
Connect an Ethernet cable between the switch (or hub) and each
computer or printer that you want to be able to communicate
through the bridge.
4.
Plug the power adapters into the bridge and the switch (or hub) and
then plug the power adapters into a power source. The Power
and Wireless
lights should light up.
5.
After the Wireless light
lights up, power up any game console(s)
first. Then power up the other Ethernet-enabled devices.
If the bridge and the Ethernet-enabled devices are successfully connected,
the Network light
will light up. This light flashes when there is
network activity.
Note:
If your setup works with the default settings, you don
t need to configure
the bridge
unless
you have to change the Country/Region setting (from the default
value of United States) or the bridge
s default IP address (because the network has
another WGE101 bridge on it).
Configuring the Bridge
You configure the bridge to change the Country/Region setting, to change
the bridge
s IP address, to enable the security settings, or to change other
settings. To configure the bridge you must have it connected to a personal
computer
either directly or through a switch or hub.
54 Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge WGE101
Cable or DSL modem
Gaming console or other
Ethernet-enabled device
WGE101 54 Mbps
Wireless Ethernet Bridge
WGR614 54 Mbps
Wireless Router
A
B
Cable
or DSL
modem
Gaming console or other
Ethernet-enabled device
WGE101 54 Mbps
Wireless Ethernet Bridge
WGR614 54 Mpbs
Wireless Router
Fast Ethernet
Switch FS605
Ethernet-enabled
computer
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If you have a Windows
®
computer, you can configure the bridge
s basic
connection settings using the NETGEAR Smart Navigator.
(With a Macintosh
®
, Linux
®
, or UNIX
®
computer, you use browser-
based configuration software to change the bridge
s settings. See the
WGE101 Reference Manual
on the
WGE101 54 Mbps Wireless Ethernet
Bridge Resource CD
for details.)
To use the NETGEAR Smart Navigator:
1.
Connect the bridge to a Windows computer.
2.
Insert the
WGE101 54 Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge Resouce CD
into the CD-ROM drive and follow the instructions to install the
NETGEAR Smart Navigator.
3.
Choose
Programs>NETGEAR
WGE101 Bridge>Smart
Navigator
from the
Start
menu.
4.
Select the bridge in the device list.
5.
Click
Connection Settings
.
6.
To change the Country/Region,
select a different country or
region.
Note:
Having the wrong
Country/Region setting may
violate local laws.
7.
Make any other needed
connection settings changes.
8.
To apply these changes, click
OK
, type
admin
as the User name and
password
as the Password, click
OK
.
9.
If the warning about selecting the incorrect region, appears, click
Yes
.
To make other changes (like changing the IP address or changing the
password), click the
Advanced Settings
button on the Smart Navigator
window. If you get a warning about the IP address not matching the
network IP address, see the
Smart Navigator Reference Manual
on the CD
.
See the
WGE101 Reference Manual
on the CD for details about working
with the browser-based configuration sofware.
July 2003
WGE101 802.11g Wireless Ethernet Bridge Lights
PWR
Green
OFF: No power to the unit.
ON: Power applied to the unit.
WLAN
Green
OFF: No wireless LAN activity.
Flashing: Searching for an access point or
wireless router.
ON: Communicating to a wireless LAN.
LAN
Green
OFF: No Ethernet traffic.
Flashing: Wired Ethernet traffic.
ON: Connected to the Ethernet.
Reset to Factory Defaults
Press the
Default
button (located between the Ethernet port and the AC
adapter socket) for at least 6 seconds and then release the button. When
the lights stop flashing the bridge has been reset.
Quick Troubleshooting Tips
If you have trouble setting up your WGE101, check these tips. The trouble-
shooting section in the
WGE101 Reference Manual
on the
WGE101 54 Mbps
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Resource CD
has more details and additional tips.
The Wireless light
is always blinking.
The bridge has not connected to a wireless network.
Make sure the WGE101 is within range of the wireless network
Make sure that the Network Name (SSID), WEP, and
Country/Region settings match those of the router or access point.
The Wireless light
is on, but I cannot connect to the Internet.
There is a network configuration problem.
Make sure the wireless network security (WEP) settings and the
bridge
s security (WEP) settings match.
Make sure the IP addresses for the computer, bridge, and router all
start with the same numbers (for example, 192.168.0.yyy). Also, the
subnet masks should match (for example, 255.255.255.0).
If a gaming console connected through a switch or hub cannot
connect to the Internet, with power on disconnect everything from
the switch or hub. Re-connect the bridge, then the game console(s).
Finally, connect any other device(s).
My bridge-enabled computer cannot communicate with my wireless-
enabled computer or printer.
There is a network configuration problem.
Check that the wireless-enabled computer or printer is on the same
wireless network as the computer using the bridge.
Make sure the WEP key (if WEP is enabled) and Country/Region
selection are the same for all devices using the same wireless network.
I cannot configure the WGE101 using a browser.
You did not specify the correct IP address for the bridge.
Type the bridge
s IP address . The default address is
192.168.0.201
.
Make sure the IP addresses for your computer and the bridge have
the same IP subset address. The IP addresses for both devices should
start with the same numbers (for example, 192.168.0.yyy). Also, the
subnet masks should match (for example, 255.255.255.0).
Technical Support
PLEASE REFER TO THE SUPPORT INFORMATION CARD THAT SHIPPED
WITH YOUR PRODUCT.
By registering your product at www.NETGEAR.com/register, we can provide
you with faster expert technical support and timely notices of product and
software upgrades.
NETGEAR, INC.
Support Information
Phone: 1-888-NETGEAR (for US & Canada only)
24x7 phone support
For other countries see your Support information card.
E-mail: Support@NETGEAR.com (24x7 online support)
Web site: www.NETGEAR.com
©2003 by NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the Netgear logo, Everybody
s Connecting, Auto
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Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
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Attention:
When you configure the wireless settings of this device
please make sure to select the correct country settings. Due to EU-law,
the country settings must be identical to the country where the device
is operating (important due to non-harmonized frequencies in the EU).
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