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WKPC54G Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.   What is the WKPC54G?
2.   What is the WRK54G?
3.   What is WPC54G v4?
4.   What is the warranty period length of the WKPC54G v4?
5.   What default IP Address, Username, and Password are used to login to the WRK54G?
6.   What is the power specification of the router?
7.   What are the minimum requirements for an operation system for the WPC54G v4?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.   How do I reset the router?
2.   Will the WRK54G support DMZ?
3.   Will I need to enable or configure the WRK54G NAT Firewall to prevent access from outside users on the Internet?
4.   What will you need to configure on the computer after I configure the WRK54G for my ISP?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.   What are the types of Internet connections that the WRK54G supports?
2.   Will the WRK54G support DDNS?
3.   What are the types of VPN that are supported by the WRK54G?
4.   Will the WRK54G allow me to remotely administrate the router from any location?
5.   Will the WRK54G have the added feature of Parental Control?
6.   What options will I have with the WRK54G for forwarding pass the NAT Firewall?
7.   What type of antenna connector is used on WRK54G?
8.   What is the maximum number of IP addresses that the router will support?
9.   Does the router support IPX or AppleTalk?
10. Does the router support any operating system other than Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP?
11. Will the router function in a Macintosh environment?
12. Can you backup and restore settings on the WRK54G?
13. Does the router support QoS?
14. How many ports can be simultaneously forwarded?
15. After initial installation, adapter shows as "Card is Inactive."  What should I do?

FIRMWARE UPGRADE

1.   How do I upgrade the firmware on the WRK54G?

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1.   What are the available types of wireless security in WRK54G?
2.   What type of adapter Interface is used for the WPC54G v4?
3.   What is the installation procedure for WPC54G v4?
4.   What is ad-hoc mode?
5.   What is infrastructure mode?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the WKPC54G?

This WKPC54G is a Wireless-G Network Kit for Notebooks.  It provides you with a Wireless-G Broadband Router (the heart of your network), and a Wireless-G Notebook Adapter to get your computer connected, quick and easy.

2. What is the WRK54G?

It is the Wireless-G Broadband Router which incorporates the next generation of Wireless-G (802.11g) networking.  The WRK54G is the router that is included in the WKPC54G kit.

3. What is WPC54G v4?

It is the new Wireless-G Notebook Adapter from Linksys which has both standards built in, so you can connect your notebook to existing 802.11b infrastructure, and also the new Wireless-G networks.

4. What is the warranty period length of the WKPC54G v4?

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

5. What default IP Address, Username, and Password are used to login to the WRK54G?

The default IP address is 192.168.1.1.  The username is left blank, and the default password is “admin”.

6. What is the power specification of the router?

12V 1A.

7. What are the minimum requirements for an operation system for the WPC54G v4?

The WPC54G v4 will be supported under Win98SE, Millennium, Win2000 and Windows XP.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. How do I reset the router?

Press the Reset button on the back panel for about 30 seconds.  This will reset the router to its default settings.

2. Will the WRK54G support DMZ?

Yes.  The WRK54G will allow you to enable the option for DMZ and allow one DMZ Host IP Address to be manually entered.

3. Will I need to enable or configure the WRK54G NAT Firewall to prevent access from outside users on the Internet?

No.  The Network Address Translation (NAT) is automatically enabled by default.

4. What will you need to configure on the computer after I configure the WRK54G for my ISP?

The WRK54G runs as a DHCP server.  Ensure that the TCP/IP is set to obtain an IP Address automatically.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What are the types of Internet connections that the WRK54G supports?

The WRK54G supports six different types of connections - Obtain an IP automatically, Static IP, PPPoE, RAS (for Sing Tel), PPTP and Heartbeat Signal.

2. Will the WRK54G support DDNS?

The WRK54G supports DynDNS and TZO service.

3. What are the types of VPN that are supported by the WRK54G?

The WRK54G is designed to act as a passthrough type VPN.  The WRK54G supports three types of VPNs; IPSec, PPPoE and PPTP passthrough.  The PPPoE passthrough is still under beta.  The feature will be typically used by an ISP provider.

4. Will the WRK54G allow me to remotely administrate the router from any location?

Yes, the Remote Administration is disabled by default but can easily be enabled.  Linksys recommends that you first assign a unique password to the WRK54G before you enable the option for Remote Administration.

5. Will the WRK54G have the added feature of Parental Control?

No.

6. What options will I have with the WRK54G for forwarding pass the NAT Firewall?

With the WRK54G you will have a few different options available to you.  You'll be able to select Port Range Forwarding, Port Triggering, UPnP Forwarding as well as DMZ.

7. What type of antenna connector is used on WRK54G?

WRK54G uses TNC type of antenna connector.

8. What is the maximum number of IP addresses that the router will support?

The router will support up to 253 IP addresses.

9. Does the router support IPX or AppleTalk?

No.  TCP/IP is the only protocol standard for the Internet and has become the global standard for communications.  IPX, a NetWare communications protocol used only to route messages from one node to another, and AppleTalk, a communications protocol used in Apple and Macintosh networks, can be used for LAN-to-LAN connections.  Those protocols, however, cannot connect from the Internet to a LAN.

10. Does the router support any operating system other than Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP?

Yes, but at this time, Linksys provides limited technical support for setup, configuration or troubleshooting of any non-Windows operating systems.

11. Will the router function in a Macintosh environment?

Yes, but the router's web-based setup page is accessible only through Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, Netscape Navigator 4.0 or higher, or Safari Internet browsers for Macintosh.

12. Can you backup and restore settings on the WRK54G?

Yes, you configure it on the Administration tab of the router's web-based setup page.

13. Does the router support QoS?

No.

14. How many ports can be simultaneously forwarded?

Theoretically, the router can establish 520 sessions at the same time, but you can only forward 10 ranges of ports.

15. After initial installation, adapter shows as "Card is Inactive."  What should I do?

The "Card is Inactive" message could indicate that the computer has a Texas Instrument Card Bus installed or incorrect installation.  Use the latest driver from the website and use proper installation procedure.  Install the software first then the hardware on all operating systems.

FIRMWARE UPGRADE

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the WRK54G?

Step 1:
Open the router's web-based setup page.

Step 2:
Enter Username and Password when prompted.

Step 3:
Click Administration then click Firmware Upgrade.   You should then be able to click Browse and select firmware upgrade file.

Step 4:
Click Upgrade.

NOTE:  Do not power off the computer or router during the upgrade process.

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1. What are the available types of wireless security in WRK54G?

The WRK54G supports three different security modes: we have WPA-PSK, WPA Radius and WEP.

2. What type of adapter Interface is used for the WPC54G v4?

The WPC54G v4 card interface is a 32 byte CardBus adapter.  The notebook must have support for CardBus type controllers.

3. What is the installation procedure for WPC54G v4?

Insert the Setup Wizard CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.  The Setup Wizard should run automatically.  Follow the instructions accordingly.  For more details, refer to the installation guide that comes with the product.

4. What is ad-hoc mode?

When a wireless network is set to ad-hoc mode, the wireless-equipped computers are configured to communicate directly with each other.  The ad-hoc wireless network will not communicate with any wired network.

5. What is infrastructure mode?

When a wireless network is set to infrastructure mode, the wireless network is configured to communicate with a wired network through a wireless access point.

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