D-Link DWL-G800AP Router User Manual

At up to fifteen times the maximum wireless signal rate of previous wireless devices (up
to 108Mbps* in Super G mode), you can work faster and more efficiently, increasing
productivity. With the DWL-G800AP, bandwidth-intensive applications like graphics or
multimedia will benefit significantly because large files are able to move across the
network quickly.
The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme
G DWL-G800AP Wireless Range Extender is an enhanced
802.11g high-performance, wireless device. It is an ideal way to extend the reach and
number of computers connected to your wireless network.
The DWL-G800AP can act as an access point or a wireless repeater. In repeating mode,
the DWL-G800AP repeats the wireless signal of D-Link AirPlus Xtreme
G access
points and wireless routers to extend the range of your wireless network.
Unlike most 802.11g devices, the DWL-G800AP is capable of data transfer rates up to
108Mbps* when used with other D-Link AirPlus Xtreme
G products such as the
DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter, DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter, and the DI-
624 Wireless Router.
The DWL-G800AP is compatible with most popular operating systems, including
Macintosh, Linux and Windows, and can be integrated into a large network.
The DWL-G800AP has the newest, strongest and most advanced security features
available today. When used with other 802.11 WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and 802.1x
compatible products in a network with a RADIUS server, the security features include:
WPA: Wi-Fi Protected Access which authorizes and identifies users based on a
secret key that changes automatically at regular intervals. WPA uses TKIP
(Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal key every 10,000
packets (a packet is a kind of message transmitted over a network.) This ensures
much greater security than the standard WEP security. (By contrast, the previous
WEP encryption implementations required the keys to be changed manually.)
For home users that will not incorporate a RADIUS server in their network, the security
for the DWL-G800AP, used in conjunction with other WPA-compatible 802.11 products,
will still be much stronger than ever before. Utilizing the Pre-Shared Key mode of
WPA, the DWL-G800AP will obtain a new security key every time it connects to the
802.11 network. You only need to input your encryption information once in the
configuration menu. No longer will you have to manually input a new WEP key frequently
to ensure security. With the DWL-G800AP, you will automatically receive a new key
every time you connect, vastly increasing the safety of your communication.
802.1x: Authentication which is a first line of defense against intrusion. In the
authentication process, the Authentication Server verifies the identity of the
client attempting to connect to the network. Unfamiliar clients would be denied
*Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput
will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors lower actual data throughput rate.