2.11.2014

VLAN Setting

Apply Model: N2, N2C, N2s, N5, N5C and Tube2H
Note: VLAN only work in WDS mode










SWITCH:
        Port1               Management VLAN 100
        Port2               untagged VLAN 10
        Port3               untagged VLAN 20
        Port8               VLAN trunk, tagged VID 100,10,20

PC1:
        OS                    Windows XP
        Ethernet          1.onboard(eth0): 192.168.100.1, connect to port1
2.USB2ETH(eth1): 192.168.10.1, connect to port2
3.USB2ETH(eth2): 192.168.20.1, connect to port3

PC2:
        OS                    Linux(Ubuntu 12.04)
        Ethernet        use vconfig to create vlan interfaces eth0.10 and eth0.20
1. eth0.10: 192.168.10.2
                                2. eth0.20: 192.168.20.2
WDS AP: (N5 board)
        Mode               AP bridge mode
        IP address        192.168.100.51
        VLAN               enable Management VLAN and VID is 100
        VLAN group     add 3 VLAN ID 100, 10 ,20, 101 on eth0, eth1 and SSID1

WDS STA: (N5 board)
        Mode               client bridge and WDS enabled
        IP address        192.168.100.52
        VLAN               enable Management VLAN and VID is 100

        VLAN group     add 3 VLAN ID 100, 10 , 20, 101 on eth0, eth1 and SSID1

WPS AP
192.168.100.51
















WDS STA
192.168.100.52
















Ping from PC1 to WDS AP, WDS STA, PC2's VID 10 and PC2's VID 20

11.21.2012

Alfa WiFi USB Adapter on Windows 8


Windows 8 Compatible List


  WLAN AutoConfig Wireless LAN Utility
AWUS036H N/A
AWUS036NH
AWUS036NHA N/A
AWUS036NHR
UBDo-g / UBDo-gt N/A
UBDo-n / UBDo-nt
Tube-U(G) N/A
Tube-U(n)




AUTO INSTALLATION


1. Make sure you PC is connecting to Internet
2. Plug AWUS036H into USB port directly
3. Add Hardware Wizard will search & install driver for you automatically
  
      



INSTALL DRIVER MANUALLY

(That's t take AWUS036H as example)
1. Plug in AWUS036H into Windows 8 and launch Device Manager
2. Expend your Network adapters section in Device Manager, click on Settings -> PC Info -> Device
Manager

     

3. Right click on AWUS036H (Realtek RTL8187 Wireless …. ) and select Update Driver Software ..

4. Press Browse button to locate driver for AWUS036H for Windows 7 where is located in CD as shown in following picture.
     


5. Driver is installed as shown in following picture

11.06.2012

Establish Point to Point Connection

Apply Model: N2, N2C, N5, N5C, and AP121U



Hardware Setup


Setup Procedure -
Setup your FIRST UNIT as a WDS Access Point
AP Bridge Mode, WDS Access Point Mode, IP address 192.168.2.1
Open your browser and enter configuration IP address http://192.168.2.1
Enter admin/admin for user name and password.
Now, it shows the status of your unit
Click on Advanced and select Operation Mode
Choose the AP Bridge from the drop down menu and press Apply button when finished.
Your unit will reboot and save your current settings.
After rebooting, your browser will show you the status of your unit in AP Bridge Mode as shown below.
Make sure your DHCP server is disabled.
Select Advanced >> Network Setting >> LAN
Enable WDS Access Point mode for your first unit.
Select the Advanced >> Wireless Settings >> Basic use drop down menu to select WDS Access Point from Wireless Mode and press Apply button when finished.


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Setup your SECOND UNIT as a WDS CLIENT

AP Bridge Mode, WDS Client Mode, IP address 192.168.3.1
Open your browser and enter configuration IP address http://192.168.2.1 and enter admin/admin for both user name & password when prompted.
Status page showing your 2nd unit in AP Router mode (default setting)
Select Advanced >> Operation Mode
Choose AP Bridge from the drop down menu and click Apply when finished.
Your unit will reboot and save your current settings.
After rebooting, your browser will show you the status of your unit in AP Bridge Mode as shown below.
Now, we need to change IP address for the unit to 192.168.3.1 and make sure DHCP is disabled.
Select Advanced >> Network Settings >> LAN and change the IP address from 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.3.1. Lastly, press Apply button when finished.
Open your browser and enter configuration IP address http://192.168.3.1 and enter admin/admin for both user name & password when prompted.
Your browser will show you the status of your unit in AP Bridge Mode as shown below.
Enable WDS Client mode for your second unit.
Select the Advanced >> Wireless Settings >> Basic use drop down menu to select WDS Client from Wireless Mode and press Apply button when finished.


Press Scan button to find your target SSID that you setup for your 1st unit.
Select your target SSID from the list and press Apply when finished.


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Verification -
My PC is connected to 2nd Atheros unit so able to ping both 1st and 2nd Atheros unit
Another PC is connecting to 1st Atheros unit and received IP address from the Router and able to ping Google and open www.yahoo.com web page

11.01.2012

Install AWUS036NHA into your Linux Box

Credit: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=47385 

1.    Download Linux driver from an open source vendor. For detail information, please visit  http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath9k_htc 

2.    tar -xvjf compat-wireless-2.6.39-1.tar.bz2
3.    cd compat-wireless-2.6.39-1


6.    patch -p1 < mac80211.compat08082009.wl_frag+ack_v1.patch
7.    patch -p1 < channel-negative-one-maxim.patch

Compile the driver for your AWUS036NHA => chose "atheros".
8.    ./scripts/driver-select atheros

Plug and AWUS036NHA into your Linux box
9.    make & make install

10.  modprobe ath9k_hw






9.26.2012

How to enable Universal Repeater in AIP-W525H



1.   Use Ethernet cable to connect AIP-W525H’s LAN port and your PC then   power it up via supplied power adapter.

2.   Open your Internet Explorer and type http://192.168.2.1 to enter web configuration page for AIP-W525H

3.  Click on Operation Mode and select Bridge Mode. Press Apply Change button and reboot your AIP-W525H to take changes effective.


4.  Go to Wireless -> Basic Setting and make sure Channel Width & Channel Number are matched with your source AP. Don’t forgets to check Enable Universal Repeater Mode and enter SSID of your source AP at end of this configuration page.
5.   Go to Wireless -> Security Setting use drop down menu to select your source AP and enter the password if authentication is presented.

6.      Go to TCP/IP Setting -> LAN Interface to disable DHCP service

7.      Status page on AIP-W525H shows connecting to source AP after rebooting