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HP Digital Home Networking - Setting up the Wireless Network Manually, and Connecting the Network Adapter (hn210w)

Using the Expert Interface to manually set up the wireless network
  note:
1. Only advanced users should attempt to access the Expert Interface directly.
2. If the Gateway has already been installed using the Installation Wizard, it has properly configured all of this screen’s initial settings.
Accessing the expert interface
  1. Right-click the Gateway system tray icon at the lower right corner of the screen (see Figure 1).
    Figure : Gateway system tray icon
  2. Click Gateway Control Panel (see Figure 1).
  3. The Gateway Control Panel will open.
  4. Click the Expert Interface tab.
  5. Click Launch Expert Interface (see Figure 2).
    Figure : Expert Interface tab/Launch Expert Interface button
  6. The Enter Network Password dialog box appears (see Figure 3).
    Figure : Enter Network Password dialog box
  7. Leave the User Name field blank. Type Admin into the password field (or if you have changed the password, type that one).
  8. Click OK.
  9. The SETUP screen appears when the Expert Interface is accessed (see Figure 4).
    Figure : Expert Interface
      note:
    At any time, you can access Help by clicking links within the Expert Interface screen. Each help screen, as well as all of the settings screens, contains links to the HP Web site (including technical support and Customer Care).
Description of each field on the Expert Interface screen
  • Host Name: Allows the user to create a name for the Gateway, required by some Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
  • Domain Name: Allows the user to create a domain name, required by some ISPs.
  • Firmware Version: Shows the version of the firmware being used.
  • LAN IP Address and Subnet Mask: The IP address and subnet mask of the Gateway as seen by internal LAN users in home or office. The default IP address is 192.168.1.1 and the default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. It is recommended to keep the defaults.
  • Wireless: Select Enable to use Gateway’s wireless functions. Select Disable if no wireless functions are used.
  • ESSID: The unique name shared among all points in a wireless network. It must be identical for all points in the network, is case sensitive, and must not exceed 32 characters.
  • Channel: Select the appropriate channel (1 to 11) from the list that corresponds to your network settings. All points in your wireless network must use the same channel in order to function correctly.
  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP): Select Mandatory to use WEPencryption. Select Disable if no WEP functions are used. When WEPencryption is enabled, click WEP Key Setting and follow instructions for “setting WEP encryption.”
  • WAN IP Address: Displays the Media Access Control (MAC) address of the Gateway and controls the IP address and subnet mask of the Gateway as seen by external users on the Internet.
    • If ISP is running a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, select
      Obtain an IP Address Automatically. The ISP will allocate an IP address.
    • If there is a static (fixed) IP address, subnet mask, and gateway setting: Select
      Specify an IP address. Enter the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway address, and Domain Name Server (DNS) IP address provided by your ISP.
        note:
      Verify that the settings are correct by attempting to connect to the Internet as follows:
      1. Type www.hp.com into the address window of the Web browser.
      2. Press ENTER.
  • Login PPPoE: Check with the ISP to determine whether Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) should be enabled.
    • If PPPoE should be enabled:
      1. Select PPPoE as the login method.
      2. Enter the User Name and the Password as specified by the ISP.
      Select one of the following:
      • Connect on Demand to connect/disconnect the PPPoE connection automatically. The PPPoE connection will be disconnected if it has been idle longer than the Max Idle Time setting (recommended settings are 0 or 9999 for best connection reliability). If user has been disconnected due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Gateway to automatically reestablish connection as soon as one attempts to access the Internet again.
      • Keep Alive to keep the Internet connection alive indefinitely. The gateway keeps the Internet connection alive indefinitely by sending out a few data packets periodically so that the Internet service detects that the connection is still active. If user enables PPPoE, remember to remove any existing PPPoE applications already on any of your PCs. (Disregard RAS Plan which is for RAS only.)
    • If PPPoE should not be enabled: Select Disable.
  • Login RAS (Singapore only): SingTel Magix uses Alcatel Remote Access Service (RAS) as the main authentication method for its Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) servers in Singapore. This method uses TCP port 5555.
    To enable RAS:
    1. Select RAS as the login method, then enter the User Name.
        note:
      A 512K user should use either username or username@INT512 formats.
    2. Enter the password and select RAS Plan.
    3. To check the RAS status, select the Status tab. (Disregard Connect on Demand and Keep Alive, which are for the PPPoE option only.)
    4. Click Apply to save settings.
Connecting the network adapter into the computer
  1. Plug the Type B square plug of the USB cable into the USB port of the adapter (see Figure 5).
    Figure : Wireless USB network adapter
  2. Plug the Type A rectangular end into the USB port on the computer.
      note:
    Please consult the documentation, if unsure of USB port location on a computer.

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