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WRT100 Frequently Asked Questions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1.   What is the WRT100?
2.   What are the default IP address, username and password used to login to the WRT100?
3.   How can I reset the WRT100 to factory defaults?
4.   What is the warranty period for WRT100?
5.   Does the WRT100N support remote management?

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1.   What is the default SSID broadcast by WRT100?
2.   How many security modes does WRT100 support?
3.   How many Wireless Clients can be added in the MAC Address Filter List at most?
4.   Which kind of Encryption is supported in WEP security mode?
5.   Does WRT100 offers a Filter IDENT that block specific Internet data types?
6.   Does WRT100 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?
7.   How many access policies can I set up on the Internet Access Policy screen at most?
8.   Does WRT100 support DMZ?
9.   Does WRT100 support SPI firewall?

LEDs

1.   What LEDs does the WRT100 have?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1.   Are you able to backup and restore settings on the WRT100?

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1.   How do I upgrade the Firmware on the WRT100?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1.   What DDNS providers does the WRT100 support?
2.   How many connection types does the WRT100N support?
3.   Does WRT100 support Frame Burst?
4.   Does WRT100 support AP Isolation?
5.   Is the WRT100 SES capable?
6.   What kind of speed would I get with the WRT100 and a wireless adapter that supports SRX technology?
7.   What is MAC address clone and what is it used for?
8.   What is Port Forwarding?
9.   Which dynamic route protocol is supported on WRT100N?
10. What is Port Triggering?
11. What is DMZ and what is it used for?
12. What is UPnP?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the WRT100?

The WRT100 RangePlus Wireless Router consists of three devices in one box.  First, there's the Wireless Access Point, which lets you to connect to the network without wires.  There's also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together.  Finally, the Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection.

2. What are the default IP address, username and password used to login to the WRT100?

The default IP address is 192.168.1.1.  Username is not required but the password is “admin”.

3. How can I reset the WRT100 to factory defaults?

There are two ways to reset your router:

i.   Press the Reset button located at the back of the router for 30 seconds.
ii.  Access the web-based setup page, go to Administration > Factory Defaults then click on Restore Factory Defaults

4. What is the warranty period for WRT100?

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

5. Does the WRT100N support remote management?

Yes.

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1. What is the default SSID broadcast by WRT100?

The default SSID is “linksys”.

2. How many security modes does WRT100 support?

The router supports 6 security modes: PSK-Personal, PSK2-Personal, PSK-Enterprise, PSK2-Enterprise, RADIUS, WEP.

3. How many Wireless Clients can be added in the MAC Address Filter List at most?

50 at most.

4. Which kind of Encryption is supported in WEP security mode?

64 bit and 128 bit.

5. Does WRT100 offers a Filter IDENT that block specific Internet data types?

Yes.  This feature keeps port 113 from being scanned by devices outside of your local network.

6. Does WRT100 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?

Yes.

7. How many access policies can I set up on the Internet Access Policy screen at most?

10 at most.

8. Does WRT100 support DMZ?

Yes.

9. Does WRT100 support SPI firewall?

Yes.

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the WRT100 have?

•   POWER (Green) - lights up and will stay on while the Router is powered on.

•   ETHERNET 1, 2, 3, 4 (Green) – the LEDs correspond with 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) - lights up when there is a connection through the Internet port.

•   WIRELESS (Green) - 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 LED indicates when wireless security is enabled.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Are you able to backup and restore settings on the WRT100?

Yes.

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1. How do I upgrade the Firmware on the WRT100?

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  Go to Administration > Firmware Upgrade.

Step 2:
Select the file to upgrade by using the Browse button and then click Upgrade.  Do not reset or powercycle unit while it is upgrading complete.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What DDNS providers does the WRT100 support?

DynDNS.org and TZO.

2. How many connection types does the WRT100N support?

The router supports six connection types: Automatic Configuration – DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, Telstra Cable, and L2TP.

3. Does WRT100 support Frame Burst?

Yes.

4. Does WRT100 support AP Isolation?

Yes.

5. Is the WRT100 SES capable?

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

6. What kind of speed would I get with the WRT100 and a wireless adapter that supports SRX technology?

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

7. What is MAC address clone and what is it used for?

Some ISPs will require you to register a MAC address in order to access the Internet.  If you do not wish to re-register the MAC address with your ISP, you may assign the MAC address that you have currently registered with your ISP to the router with the MAC Address Clone feature.

If you want to clone the MAC address of the computer that you are currently using to configure the router, then click the Clone My MAC Address button.  The router will automatically detect your computer’s MAC address, so you do NOT have to call your ISP to change the registered MAC address to the router’s MAC address.  It is recommended that the computer registered with the ISP is used to open the MAC Address Clone tab.

8. What is Port Forwarding?

The Port Forwarding screen allows you to set up public services on your network such as web servers, ftp servers, e-mail servers, or other specialized Internet applications.

9. Which dynamic route protocol is supported on WRT100N?

It is compatible with RIP/RIPv2 dynamic route protocol and 20 static routings at most.

10. What is Port Triggering?

Port triggering will forward ports based on the incoming port specified.  Check with your software application to find out what to enter in these fields.

NOTE:  You can set up to 10 rules.

11. What is DMZ and what is it used for?

The DMZ screen allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming and videoconferencing.  DMZ hosting forwards all the ports at the same time to one computer.  The Port Range Forwarding is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer, exposing the computer to the Internet.

12. What is UPnP?

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows Windows Me and XP to automatically configure the router for various Internet applications, such as gaming and videoconferencing.

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