Follow the steps below to do the WLAN settings for your Huawei B970b router. Click the WLAN icon to access the WLAN Settings page.
Enabling or Disabling the WLAN
1. Click WLAN icon to access the WLAN Enable page.
2. Select Enabled/Disabled to enable or disable the WLAN.
3. Click Apply.
WLAN Basic Settings
Click WLAN basic settings icon to access the WLAN Basic Settings page.
◆ Wireless Interface
• It refers to the SSID and MAC address, and is used to identify the wireless device.
• Entering a name (SSID) for your WLAN.
• Enabling or Disabling the SSID Broadcast.
◆ Enabling or Disabling the AP Isolation
• On: The terminals (PCs) connecting to the device through the WLAN cannot communicate with each other.
• Off: The terminals (PCs) connecting to the device through the WLAN can communicate with each other.
◆ Selecting a Country
• Country: It is used to identify the country. Different countries have different standards on channel usage.
◆ Selecting a WLAN Channel
• Channel: It refers to the channel that the device works with. If you do not know which channel to select, select
Auto and the device can automatically search for the channel.
◆ Configuring the 802.11 Mode
|54g Auto||The WLAN has the best compatibility in this mode.|
|54g Performance||The WLAN has the best performance in this mode.|
|54g LRS||If the device has difficulties in communicating with devices conforming to the IEEE 802.11b standards, select this mode.|
|54g Only||The device can only work in the low performance 802.11g standard network mode.|
|802.11b Only||The device can only work in the low performance 802.11b standard network mode.|
◆ Configuring the Transmission Rate
1. Select Auto, the device automatically searches the transmission rate.
2. Click Apply to submit the setting.
WLAN Advance Settings
Click WLAN advance settings icon to access the WLAN Advance Settings page.
A security key can protect your WLAN from illegal data attacking. The security key of your wireless device must be consistent with that of the PC.
◆ Configuring the 802.11 Authentication
• Open: Open system authentication. A user accessing the WLAN can choose WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK or WPA-PSK|WPA2-PSK key to pass the authentication or choose No ENCRYPTION to skip the authentication.
• Shared: Shared key authentication. It can use only WEP. The user accessing the WLAN must use the WEP to authenticate.
◆ Configuring the Encryption Mode
• Encryption modes: No ENCRYPTION, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK|WPA2-PSK and WEP.
• For details, refer to “Configuring WLAN Encryption”.
Configuring the MAC Filter
Click to access the WLAN MAC Filter page.You can control and manage the clients accessing the WLAN, and improve the WLAN security performance.
◆ MAC Restrict Mode
The following table shows the MAC address filter modes:
|Disabled||The MAC address filter function is disabled.|
|Allow||The clients with addresses in the MAC Addresses list are allowed to connect with the device through the WLAN.|
|Deny||The clients with addresses in the MAC Addresses list are not allowed to connect with the device through the WLAN.|
◆ MAC Addresses
• Enter MAC addresses in the list. The device can perform the access control over the clients whose MAC addresses are in the list.
Click to access the WLAN Bridge page.
• Preamble Type: It has two options: Long and Short. In the case that the client (PC) supports the Short type, the WLAN can have a better performance if it is Short.
• MAX Associations Limit: It refers to the maximum number of connections. It is used to set the maximum number of concurrent WLAN users on the device.
• Mode: It refers to the WLAN accessing mode. The device can work in two modes, as shown in the following table. The default value is Access Point.
|Wireless Bridge||It is used to connect two or more access points.|
|Access Point||The access points meeting the IEEE 802.11b/g standard or the wireless terminals can connect the wireless device.|
Bridge Restriction: It refers to the limitation to the peer MAC addresses. When it is Disabled, the device can access all the remote bridges; when it is Enabled, the device can only access the remote bridges that the addresses are in the address list.
• Bridges: It refers to the physical address of the remote peer bridge. The device supports the point-to-multipoint (PTM) bridge mode.
• Peer MAC Address: It refers to the physical address list of the remote peer bridges.
• Link Status: Up shows the successful connection and Down shows the failed connection.