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WRT150N Frequently Asked Questions

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HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the WRT150N?
2. What default IP address, username and password are used to log in to the WRT150N?
3. What are the different ports on the WRT150N?
4. What are the dimensions of the WRT150N?
5. How long is the warranty period of the WRT150N?
6. What antenna connector type can be attached to the WRT150N?
7. What's the major difference between the WRT300N and the WRT150N?
8. What Internet connection types are supported on this router?
9. Will old Wireless-B and Wireless-G adapters work with the WRT150N?
10. How many wireless MAC addresses can the WRT150N filter?
11. What are the different Wireless Network Modes on the WRT150N?

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1. Is the WRT150N Secure Easy Setup (SES) capable?
2. What are the supported Wireless Security types and levels on the WRT150N?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What buttons are available on the WRT150N?
2. What is DHCP Reservation?
3. What is Radio Band, Standard and Wide?
4. What are the different QoS options on the WRT150N?
5. Will SRX wireless adapters work with the WRT150N?
6. What DDNS providers does the WRT150N support?

LEDs

1. What LEDs are available on the WRT150N?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. How do I reset the WRT150N to factory defaults?
2. How do I maximize the speed of my Wireless-N Connection?
3. My Voice (VoIP) connection is choppy on the WRT150N, what can I do?
4. I'm not getting online using my WRT150N, what can I do?
5. How can I retrieve my lost password?

FIRMWARE UGPRADE

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the WRT150N?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the WRT150N?

The WRT150N is a 4-port Wireless-N Broadband Router.  It has two (2) antennas for wireless connectivity with up to 4x the range and 10x the speed over Wireless-G (802.11g) networks.

2. What default IP address, username and password are used to log in to the WRT150N?

The default IP address to access the web-based setup page is 192.168.1.1.  To log in, the Username is left blank and admin is the default password.

For more details on how to access the router’s web-based setup page, click here.  If you’re using a Mac® computer, click here.

3. What are the different ports on the WRT150N?

Internet (Blue) - The Internet port is where you will connect your broadband modem.

Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 (Yellow) - These ports connect the router to your wired computers and other Ethernet-enabled devices.

Power (Black) - The Power port is where you will connect the power adapter.

4. What are the dimensions of the WRT150N?

The dimensions are 5.91" x 1.5" x 6.7" (150 mm x 38 mm x 170 mm).

5. How long is the warranty period of the WRT150N?

The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.  For more information about your device's warranty, click here.

6. What antenna connector type can be attached to the WRT150N?

The two (2) antennas cannot be replaced.  They are fixed to the unit.

7. What's the major difference between the WRT300N and the WRT150N?

Model Number

Speed + Number of Antennas

WRT150N10x Speed, 2 Antennas
WRT300N12x Speed, 3 Antennas

8. What Internet connection types are supported on this router?

     •   Automatic Configuration – DHCP
     •   Static IP
     •   PPPoE
     •   PPTP
     •   L2TP
     •   Telstra Cable

9. Will old Wireless-B and Wireless-G adapters work with the WRT150N?

Yes, the WRT150N will work with Wireless-B and Wireless-G as well as Wireless-N adapters.

10. How many wireless MAC addresses can the WRT150N filter?

Up to 50 wireless MAC addresses can be filtered for Wireless MAC Filtering.

11. What are the different Wireless Network Modes on the WRT150N?

If you have Wireless-N, Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices in your network, then keep the default setting, Mixed.  If you have Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices, select BG-Mixed.  If you have only Wireless-N devices, select Wireless-N Only.  If you have only Wireless-G devices, select Wireless-G Only.  If you have only Wireless-B devices, select Wireless-B Only.  If you want to disable wireless networking, select Disable.

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1. Is the WRT150N Secure Easy Setup (SES) capable?

No, the router has no hardware or software SES push button.

2. What are the supported Wireless Security types and levels on the WRT150N?

The supported wireless security types are:

• WEP (64 and 128-bit)
• PSK Personal (WPA: TKIP and AES)
• PSK2 Personal (WPA2: TKIP + AES, AES)
• PSK Enterprise (WPA RADIUS)
• PSK2 Enterprise (WPA2 RADIUS)
• RADIUS
• Wireless MAC Filtering

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What buttons are available on the WRT150N?

Reset (Red) - It is located at the back panel of the router.  It is used to restore the router to factory defaults.

Reserved Button (Black) - It is located at the top of the router.  Currently, this button has no functionality.  It may be used for future expansion.

2. What is DHCP Reservation?

DHCP reservation lets the router remember a computer's MAC address and always assigns a specific IP address for that computer.

3. What is Radio Band, Standard and Wide?

•   Radio Band.  For best performance in a network using Wireless-N, Wireless-G and Wireless-B devices, keep the default, Wide - 40 MHz Channel.  For Wireless-G and Wireless-B networking only, select Standard - 20 MHz Channel.  If you are not sure which radio band to select, keep the default, Auto.

•   Wide Channel.  If you selected Wide - 40 MHz Channel for the Radio Band setting, then this setting will be available for your primary Wireless-N channel. 

•   Standard Channel.  Select this channel for Wireless-N, Wireless-G, and Wireless-B networking.  If you selected Wide – 40 MHz Channel for the Radio Band setting, then the Standard Channel will be a secondary channel for Wireless-N.  If you are not sure which channel to select, keep the default, Auto.

4. What are the different QoS options on the WRT150N?

The WRT150N supports Wireless QoS (WMM) and Internet Access Priority.  You can prioritize according to different categories: Applications, Online Games, MAC address, Ethernet Port, and Voice Device (VoIP).  There are four (4) levels priority: High, Medium, Normal, or Low.

5. Will SRX wireless adapters work with the WRT150N?

An SRX wireless adapter will ONLY operate at regular 802.11g speeds.

6. What DDNS providers does the WRT150N support?

DynDNS.org and TZO.com are the DDNS providers supported.

LEDs

1. What LEDs are available on the WRT150N?

Power (Green) - The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the router is powered ON.

Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4 (Green) - These numbered LEDs correspond to the numbered ports on the router’s back panel.  The LED lights up when the router is connected to a device through the corresponding port.  If the LED is flashing, the router is sending or receiving data over that port.

Internet (Green) - The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection through the Internet port.

Wireless (Green) - The Wireless LED lights up when there is a wireless connection.  If the LED is flashing, the router is sending or receiving data over the wireless network.

Security (Green) - The Security LED indicates that the wireless security is enabled.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. How do I reset the WRT150N to factory defaults?

There are two ways to reset the router to factory default settings.  Either press the Reset button, for approximately 10 seconds, or restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults tab of the router's web-based setup page.

2. How do I maximize the speed of my Wireless-N Connection?

Access the web-based setup page of the router, then select the Wireless tab.  Under Basic Wireless Settings, select Wide - 40 MHz Channel for Radio Band.

3. My Voice (VoIP) connection is choppy on the WRT150N, what can I do?

To resolve VoIP connection problems on the WRT150N router, you can access the router’s web-based setup page and enable Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize your VoIP device.  To learn how to do this, click here.

4. I'm not getting online using my WRT150N, what can I do?

If you are unable to connect to the Internet through the router, you need to check the Ethernet cable that connects the modem to the router and check if the LEDs are lit up.  Then try to access the Internet using a hardwired computer.  If you can’t access the Internet through the router, you will need to configure the router.

5. How can I retrieve my lost password?

To learn how to check the wireless settings on a Linksys router, click here.

FIRMWARE UPGRADE

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the WRT150N?

Access the router’s web-based setup page by entering "192.168.1.1" in the address bar of your web browser.  Then click on Administration > Firmware Upgrade.  Click Browse and look for the firmware upgrade file on your computer.  Click Start to Upgrade.  Do NOT reset or powercycle the unit while it is upgrading.


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