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A Division of Cisco Systems, Inc.

2.4 GHz Wireless-G

Range Expander
Model No.

User Guide


Wireless-G Range Expander

Copyright and Trademarks
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Copyright © 2005Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

How to Use this User Guide
The user guide to the Wireless-G Range Expander hasbeen designed to make understanding networking with the Range Expander easier than ever. Look for the following items when reading this User Guide: This checkmark means there is a note of interest and is something you should pay special attention to while using the Range Expander. This exclamation point means there is a caution or warning and is something that could damage your property or theRange Expander. This question mark provides you with a reminder about something you might need to do while using the Range Expander. In addition to these symbols, there are definitions for technical terms that are presented like this: word: definition. Also, each figure (diagram, screenshot, or other image) is provided with a figure number and description, like this: Figure 0-1: Sample FigureDescription

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Welcome What’s in this User Guide?

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Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network
Network Topology Roaming Network Layout

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Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Range ExpanderThe Front Panel The Side Panel The Recess for the Power Plate

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Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Range Expander
Overview Connection to a Wired Network for Setup Connection to a Wireless Network for Setup Connection for Auto Configuration

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Chapter 5: Setting Up the Wireless-G Range Expander
Overview Running the Setup Wizard Moving the Range Expander

10 10 16Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Range Expander
Overview Accessing the Web-based Utility The Setup Tab

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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Common Problems and Solutions Frequently Asked Questions

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Appendix B: Wireless Security
Security Precautions Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks

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Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware


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Appendix D: Windows Help Appendix E: Glossary Appendix F: Specifications Appendix G: Warranty Information Appendix H: Regulatory Information Appendix I: Contact Information

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List of Figures
Figure 3-1: Front Panel Figure 3-1: Front Panel with Ethernet Network Cable Connected Figure 3-2: Recess for the Power Plate Figure 4-1:Connecting the Ethernet Network Cable Figure 4-2: Using the Power Plate with Cord Figure 4-3: Using the Power Plate with Plug Figure 4-4: Using the Power Plate with Cord Figure 4-5: Using the Power Plate with Plug Figure 5-1: Setup Wizard’s Welcome Screen Figure 5-2: Check Your Wireless Network Figure 5-3: Confirm Wireless Network Settings Figure 5-4: Wireless Network Not Found Figure 5-5: Choose theAccess Point Figure 5-6: Configure Wireless Settings Manually Figure 5-7: WEP Security Settings Figure 5-8: WPA Security Settings Figure 5-9: Choose the Range Expander Figure 5-10: Enter the Password Figure 5-11: Configure Network Address Settings Figure 5-12: MAC Address of Access Point or Wireless Router (WRE54G v1 Only) Figure 5-13: Confirmation Screen Figure 5-14: Congratulations Screen...
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