Home Router Settings

Wireless Menu

The wireless menu contains all the parameters relative to the wireless interface. The menu is divided into groups:

  • Radio Settings
  • Wireless Network

1. Home Router

 

Radio Settings

The Radio Settings menu, shown below, is used to configure all the radio-related parameters:

  • Country Code must be set according to the country of operation. To ensure device operation follows regulatory compliance rules, please make sure to select your correct country where the device will be used.
  • Channel Width is the spectral width of the wireless channel. Supported widths are 5, 10, 20 and 40 MHz.
  • Frequency is the spectral frequency of operation of the wireless channel.
  • Extension Channel indicates the use of channel bonding that allows the radio to use two channels at once.
  • Transmission Power is the actual radio emitted power in dBm. Different countries have different regulation. The radio automatically obeys the regulation of the selected country.
  • Distance represents the estimated link distance.
  • Modulation Code Scheme defines the data rate (in Mbps) at which the device should transmit wireless packets. It is recommended to use automatic option.

2. Home Router

 

Wireless Network

When the device is operated as a Home Router, the wireless interface is bridged with the LAN interface whereas the wired WAN is connected to the Internet. A different IP address must be specified for each SSID. Multiple SSIDs can be added up to 8. The SSID parameters are:

  • SSID is the Name of the IEEE 802.11 Service Set and is used by the CPEs/clients to connect.
  • Hide SSID will disable advertising the SSID in broadcast messages to the CPEs/clients.
  • Client Isolation allows packets to be sent only from the external network to the CPE and vice versa, thus preventing different CPEs to communicate with each other.
  • Security supports none, WPA, and WPA2 security options.
  • IP Address is the private IP address of the wireless interface.
  • Netmask is the subnet mask of the private IP address of the wireless interface.
  • MTU defines the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit the interface can pass on.
  • DHCP Server can be optionally enabled to automatically assign IP addresses to the CPEs/clients.

3. Home Router

 

WAN Menu

The WAN menu is used to configure the wired WAN which is connected to the Internet according to the Provider specifications. Static IP address  can be used or the unit IP address can be automatically assigned enabling DHCP. Finally, a PPPoE tunnel can be setup.

4. base station settings

 
Static IP configuration parameters are:

  • IP Address Assignment: the Base Station IP address can be assigned statically or using a DHCP server in the network.
  • IP Address is the private IP address of the WAN interface.
  • Netmask is the subnet mask of the private IP address of the WAN interface.
  • Gateway must be set to the IP address of the local network gateway used to accessing the Internet.
  • Primary DNS is the mandatory server which translates domain names to IP addresses.
  • Secondary DNS is the optional server which translates domain names to IP addresses.
  • MTU defines the size (in bytes) of the largest protocol data unit the interface can pass on.

5. Home Router
 

Valid authorization credentials are required for the PPPoE connection:
  • Username to connect to the server (must match the configured on the PPPoE server).
  • Password  to connect to the server (must match the configured on the PPPoE server).
  • DHCP Fallback IP is used in case the external network interface of the Router is placed in Dynamic IP Address mode (DHCP) and is unable to obtain an IP address from a valid DHCP server, it will fall back to the static IP address listed here.
  • DHCP Fallback Netmask is used in case the Router is placed in Dynamic IP Address mode (DHCP) and unable to obtain an IP address from a valid DHCP server, it will fall back to the static Netmask listed here.
  • MTU/MRU is the size (in bytes) of the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) and Maximum Receive Unit (MRU) used for the data encapsulation while transferring it through the PPP tunnel; (MTU/MRU default value: 1492).

6. Home Router