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Linksys WRT320N Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router Frequently Asked Questions

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HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the Linksys WRT320N Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router?
2. What default IP Address, username and password are used to login to the Linksys WRT320N web-based setup page?
3. How can I reset the Linksys WRT320N to factory defaults?
4. What is the warranty period of the Linksys WRT320N?
5. Does the Linksys WRT320N support Remote Management?

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1. What is the default wireless network name (SSID) broadcast by the Linksys WRT320N?
2. How many security modes does the Linksys WRT320N 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 the Linksys WRT320N offers a Filter IDENT that block specific Internet data types?
6. Does the Linksys WRT320N allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP, or PPTP protocols to pass through the router?
7. How many Access Policies can I set up on Internet Access Policy screen at most?
8. Does WRT400N support DMZ?
9. What is AP isolation?
10. How many URL addresses would be blocked in each Internet Access policy at most?
11. How many Keywords would be blocked in each Internet Access policy at most?
12. What is WPS?

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the Linksys WRT320N have and what do the colors mean?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Is there a Backup and Restore configurations feature on the Linksys WRT320N?
2. I can't receive the wireless network name (SSID).  What should I do?

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys WRT320N?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What DDNS providers does the Linksys WRT320N support?
2. How many connection types does the Linksys WRT320N support?
3. Can the Linksys WRT320N be used as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server for my network?
4. Does WRT400N support MAC Address clone?
5. How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?
6. Does the Linksys WRT320N support AP Isolation?
7. Does the Linksys WRT320N support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?
8. What Internet Explorer can the Linksys WRT320N be used with?
9. Is the Linksys WRT320N WPS capable?
10. What is MAC Address clone and what is it used for?
11. Can the IP Address number assigned by DHCP server be more than 253?
12. What is Diagnostics and what is it used for?
13. What is the Port Range Forward?
14. Can I select time zone and Automatically adjust clock?
15. Which dynamic route protocol is supported on the Linksys WRT320N?
16. What is the Port Triggering?
17. What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and what is it used for?
18. How many Network modes supported in the Linksys WRT320N?
19. What is wireless Mac filter and what is it used for?
20. What is the UPnP?
21. How do I change the wireless network name (SSID)?

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Where can I find other documents about the Linksys WRT320N?


HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is the Linksys WRT320N Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router?

Built for speed, the Linksys WRT320N Dual-Band Wireless-N Router delivers double the bandwidth so you can enjoy movies, gaming and music more smoothly, with less lag, all around your home.  Easy to use and setup; includes Setup wizard for Mac® computer.

2. What default IP Address, username and password are used to login to the Linksys WRT320N web-based setup page?

TheThe default IP Address of a Linksys router is 192.168.1.1.  Leave the username blank and then the password is “admin”.

3. How can I reset the Linksys WRT320N to factory defaults?

There are two (2) ways to reset the router’s factory defaults.  You can either press and hold the Reset button for approximately five (5) seconds or restore the defaults from the Administration > Factory Defaults screen of the router’s web-based set-up page.  For more instructions on resetting your device, click here.

4. What is the warranty period of the Linksys WRT320N?

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

5. Does the Linksys WRT320N support Remote Management?

Yes.

SECURITY SUPPORTED

1. What is the default wireless network name (SSID) broadcast by the Linksys WRT320N?

The 2.4 GHz security default SSID is linksys, the 5 GHz security default SSID is linksys-media.

2. How many security modes does the Linksys WRT320N support?

The router supports six (6) security modes: Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, RADIUS, and Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP).

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

There are 32 at most.

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

The WEP security mode supported is 64-bit and 128-bit.

5. Does the Linksys WRT320N 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 the Linksys WRT320N 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 Internet Access Policy screen at most?

There are five (5) at most.

8. Does WRT400N support DMZ?

Yes.

9. What is AP isolation?

This isolates all wireless clients and wireless devices on your network from each other.  Wireless devices will be able to communicate with the router but not with each other.  To use this function, click Enabled.  AP Isolation is disabled by default.

10. How many URL addresses would be blocked in each Internet Access policy at most?

There are four (4) URL addresses.

11. How many Keywords would be blocked in each Internet Access policy at most?

There are four (4) URL Keywords.

12. What is WPS?

It means Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS).  The WPS is a working feature and will be enabled once you press on the WPS button on the front of the router.  To learn more on how to connect your Linksys wireless devices using the WPS feature, click here.

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the Linksys WRT320N have and what do the colors mean?

POWER (Blue) – The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the router is powered ON.  When the router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up, this LED will flash.  When the diagnostic is complete, the LED will be solidly lit.

ETHERNET 1, 2, 3, 4 (Blue) – These numbered LEDs, corresponding with the numbered ports on the router’s back panel, serve two purposes.  If the LED is continuously lit, the router is successfully connected to a device through that port.  A flashing LED indicates network activity over that port.

Internet (Blue) – The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection made through the Internet port.  A flashing LED indicates network activity over the Internet port.  The LED lights up Green when it is connected to 10/100 port and Blue when it is connected to a gigabit port.

Wi Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) (Blue/Amber) – The LED flashes blue for two (2) minutes during the WPS process and lights up blue when the WPS process is successful.  The LED lights up amber if there is an error during the WPS process.  The LED flashes when a WPS session is active.

WIRELESS (Blue) – The Wireless LED lights up when the wireless feature is enabled.  If the LED is flashing, the router is actively sending or receiving data over the network.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Is there a Backup and Restore configurations feature on the Linksys WRT320N?

Yes.

2. I can't receive the wireless network name (SSID).  What should I do?

You should check the following items:

Step 1:
Check if the router is powered ON, or connect the power adapter to the router's power port, and then plug the power adapter into a power outlet.

Step 2:
Wired connection to the router, check the option of the place of Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings > SSID broadcast, if the option has been disabled, please enable it.

Step 3:
Check to make sure that your wireless adapter supports 802.11g, 802.11b or change your wireless adapter to make sure the adapter can support these protocols.

FIRMWARE UPGRADE METHOD

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the Linksys WRT320N?

On the web-based setup page, go to Administration Tab > Firmware Upgrade.  Select the file to upgrade by using the Browse button and then click Upgrade.  Do not reset or powercycle unit while it is upgrading.  For details instructions on how to upgrade your Linksys router’s firmware, click here.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What DDNS providers does the Linksys WRT320N support?

It supports DynDNS.org and TZO.

2. How many connection types does the Linksys WRT320N support?

This router supports six connection types: Automatic Configuration - DHCP, Static IP, Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Telstra Cable, and L2TP.

3. Can the Linksys WRT320N be used as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server for my network?

Yes.  The default Start IP Address is 192.168.1.100.

4. Does WRT400N support MAC Address clone?

Yes.

5. How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?

You can have up to 10 static routes.

6. Does the Linksys WRT320N support AP Isolation?

Yes.

7. Does the Linksys WRT320N support wireless QoS and Internet Access Priority QoS?

Yes.

8. What Internet Explorer can the Linksys WRT320N be used with?

Netscape 4.7 or higher and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher.

9. Is the Linksys WRT320N WPS capable?

Yes.

10. 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 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 you are currently using to configure the router, and 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.

11. Can the IP Address number assigned by DHCP server be more than 253?

No, 253 at most.

12. What is Diagnostics and what is it used for?

Diagnostics is used to check Internet connection and application "ping" and "tracroute" command to check network.

13. What is the Port Range Forward?

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.

14. Can I select time zone and Automatically adjust clock?

Yes.

15. Which dynamic route protocol is supported on the Linksys WRT320N?

It is compatible with the RIP dynamic route protocol and allows 10 static routings at most.

16. What is the Port Triggering?

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

NOTE:  You can set 10 rules at most.

17. What is Demilitarized Zone (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.

18. How many Network modes supported in the Linksys WRT320N?

The Linksys WRT320N supports three (3) network modes namely: B-Only, G-Only and Mixed.

19. What is wireless Mac filter and what is it used for?

Wireless access can be filtered by using the MAC Addresses of the wireless devices transmitting within your network's radius.

20. What is the 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.

21. How do I change the wireless network name (SSID)?

You can change it in the router’s web-based setup page.  Click here for instructions.

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Where can I find other documents about the Linksys WRT320N?

Search for your device by visiting the Linksys Support Site.

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