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Title: WRT110 Frequently Asked Questions

Article ID: 15937


TABLE OF CONTENTS

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is WRT110?
2. What IP address, username and password are used to login to the WRT110?
3. How can I reset the WRT110 to factory defaults?
4. What is the warranty period of WRT110?
5. What does the button on the top panel used for?
6. Does the WRT100 support remote management?
7. Is the WRT110 a wireless router?

SUPPORTED SECURITY

1. What default SSID does the WRT110 broadcast?
2. How many security modes does WRT110 support?
3. How many wireless clients can be added in the MAC Address Filter List at most?
4. What type of data encryptions are supported when WEP security mode is used?
5. Does WRT110 offer a Filter IDENT feature that blocks specific Internet data types?
6. Does WRT110 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP or PPTP protocols to pass-through the router?
7. How many Access Policies can I set up on Internet Access Policy?
8. Does WRT110 support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?
9. Does WRT110 support Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall?
10. What is web block?
11. Does WRT110 support AP Isolation?
12. What is Access Point (AP) isolation?
13. How many URL Addresses would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy?
14. How many Keywords would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy?
15. What is the maximum speed that I can get on the WRT110 using an 802.11n client?

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the WRT110 have?

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Are you able to backup and restore settings on the WRT110?
2. What should I do if I can't see the router's SSID?
3. Why do I experience dropping wireless connection that results to an unreliable connection on my router?

FIRMWARE UPGRADE

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the WRT110?
2. Is there a firmware download available for the WRT110?   If yes, how can I do the firmware upgrade?

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) providers does the WRT110 support?
2. How many connection types does the WRT110 support?
3. Can I use the WRT110 as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server on my network?
4. Does WRT110 support Media Access Control (MAC) Address Clone?
5. How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?
6. Does WRT110 support Frame Burst?
7. Does WRT110 support wireless Quality of Service (QoS) and Internet Access Priority QoS?
8. Does WRT110 support the transmission of log information to a log server?
9. What web browser can the WRT110 be used with?
10. What is the difference between Standard and Wide Channel?
11. Is the WRT110 SecureEasySetup (SES) capable?
12. What kind of speed would I get with the WRT110 and a wireless adapter that supports SRX technology?
13. What is MAC Address Clone and what is it used for?
14. What is Port Forwarding?
15. Can I select time zone and automatically adjust clock?
16. Which dynamic route protocol is supported on WRT110?
17. What is Port Triggering?
18. What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and how does it differ from Port Forwarding?
19. How many Network modes does the WRT110 support?
20. What is Wireless MAC Filter and what is it used for?
21. What is Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)?

OTHERS / ADDITIONAL INFO

1. Where can I find other documents about WRT110?

 


 

HARDWARE INFORMATION

1. What is WRT110?

The WRT110 is a Linksys RangePlus Wireless-N Router.  This allows you to access the Internet via a wireless connection or through one of its four (4) Ethernet ports.  It also lets you share resources such as computers, printers and files.  WRT110 has a variety of security features to help protect your data and your privacy while online.  Security features include WPA2 security, a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall to protect your computers against intruders and most known Internet attacks and NAT technology.

2. What IP address, username and password are used to login to the WRT110?

The default IP address is 192.168.1.1.  Leave the username blank and the password is admin.

3. How can I reset the WRT110 to factory defaults?

Press and hold the Reset button for about 10 seconds.

4. What is the warranty period of WRT110?

The warranty period is dependent on the country of purchase.   For more information about your device's warranty, click here.

5. What does the button on the top panel used for?

The button on the top is called the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button.  If you have client devices, such as wireless adapters, that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, then you can use WPS to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network(s).

6. Does the WRT100 support remote management?

Yes.

7. Is the WRT110 a wireless router?

Yes.  The antennas are internal.

SUPPORTED SECURITY

1. What default SSID does the WRT110 broadcast?

The default SSID is linksys.

2. How many security modes does WRT110 support?

The router supports six (6) security modes:  WPA Personal, WPA2 Personal, WPA Enterprise, WPA2 Enterprise, Radius, and WEP.

3. How many wireless clients can be added in the MAC Address Filter List at most?

The maximum wireless clients that can be added is 50.

4. What type of data encryptions are supported when WEP security mode is used?         

The data encryptions are 64-bit and 128-bit WEP security.

5. Does WRT110 offer a Filter IDENT feature that blocks specific Internet data types?

Yes.  This feature keeps Port 113 from being scanned by devices outside of your local network.

6. Does WRT110 allow VPN tunnels using IPSec, L2TP or PPTP protocols to pass-through the router?

Yes.

7. How many Access Policies can I set up on Internet Access Policy?

You can set up 10 Access Policies.

8. Does WRT110 support Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)?

Yes.

9. Does WRT110 support Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall?

Yes.

10. What is web block?

Web block is a feature that will prevent Java, ActiveX, Cookies, Proxy application in web interface.

11. Does WRT110 support AP Isolation?

Yes.

12. What is Access Point (AP) isolation?

The AP Isolation feature separates all wireless clients and wireless devices on your network from each other.  Wireless devices will be able to communicate with the router but not with each other.  To use this function, click Enabled.

NOTE:  AP Isolation is set to Disabled by default.

13. How many URL Addresses would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy?

You can block four (4) URL addresses in each.

14. How many Keywords would be blocked in each Internet Access Policy?

You can block four (4) Keywords.

15. What is the maximum speed that I can get on the WRT110 using an 802.11n client?

The maximum speed you can get with an 802.11n client is 130 Mbps.

LEDs

1. What LEDs does the WRT110 have?

The LEDs on the WRT110 are the following:

Power (Blue) - The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the router is powered ON.

Ethernet 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Blue) - These numbered LEDs that correspond with the numbered ports on the router's back panel serve two (2) purposes:  (a) The LED continuously lights up when the router is successfully connected to a device through that port, (b) If the LED is flashing, the router is sending or receiving data over that port.

Internet (Blue) - The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection through the Internet port.  A flashing LED indicates network activity over the Internet port.

Wireless (Blue) - The Wireless LED lights up when there is a wireless connection.  If the LED is flashing, the router is sending or receiving data over the wireless network.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (Blue/Amber) -
The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) LED lights up blue when wireless security is enabled.  The LED lights up amber if there is an error during the WPS process.  Make sure the wireless client device supports WPS.  Wait until the LED turns OFF and then try again.  It also flashes amber when a WPS session is active and a second session begins.  Wait until the LED turns OFF before starting the next WPS session.

TROUBLESHOOTING

1. Are you able to backup and restore settings on the WRT110?

Yes.

2. What should I do if I can't see the router's SSID?        

You should check and do the following:

Step 1:
Check if the router is powered ON.  If not, connect the power adapter to the router's Power port, and then plug the power adapter into a power outlet.

Step 2:
Hardwire a computer to the router, and then access its web-based setup page.  Click Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings > SSID Broadcast.  If the SSID Broadcast option is set to Disabled, click Enabled then click Save Settings.

Step 3:
Identify if your wireless adapter supports 802.11g, 802.11b or 802.11n protocol by checking the Device Manager or the adapter’s documentation or manual. If not, change your wireless adapter to make sure it can support these protocols.

3. Why do I experience dropping wireless connection that results to an unreliable connection on my router?

There are four (4) key reasons why the wireless connection between your Linksys router and your computer is intermittent or is experiencing a dropping connection.  These are low signal quality received from your wireless router, lowering the MTU size, frequency interference from other wireless devices, and router’s firmware needs upgrade.

To know more about these causes of dropping connection on a Linksys router, click here.

FIRMWARE UPGRADE

1. How do I upgrade the firmware on the WRT110?

Access the router's web-based setup page.  Go to Administration tab > Firmware Upgrade.  Click Browse and select the file to upgrade and then click Start to Upgrade.

NOTE:  Do not unplug, reset or power cycle the router until upgrading is complete.

2. Is there a firmware download available for the WRT110?  If yes, how can I do the firmware upgrade?

Yes.  To know how to upgrade the Linksys router's firmware, click here for instructions.  A new firmware adds numerous fixes and enhanced functionalities to the router.

SPECIAL FEATURES

1. What Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) providers does the WRT110 support?

It supports DynDNS.org and TZO.

2. How many connection types does the WRT110 support?

It supports six (6) Internet connection types:  Automatic Configuration - DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, Telstra Cable, and L2TP.

3. Can I use the WRT110 as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server on my network?

Yes.  The default starting IP address is 192.168.1.100.

4. Does WRT110 support Media Access Control (MAC) Address Clone?

Yes.

5. How many static routes can I set up between the router and another network?

You can have up to 20 static routes.

6. Does WRT110 support Frame Burst?

Yes.

7. Does WRT110 support wireless Quality of Service (QoS) and Internet Access Priority QoS?

Yes.

8. Does WRT110 support the transmission of log information to a log server?

No.

9. What web browser can the WRT110 be used with?

Netscape 4.7 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari® browsers can be used.

10. What is the difference between Standard and Wide Channel?

The Radio Band gives you two (2) options:  Standard - 20MHz channel and Wide - 40MHz channel.  Standard Channel will be used by the Wireless B/G/N devices.  If you select Wide channel for the radio band setting, then Wireless-N can use two (2) channels:  a primary one (Wide Channel) and a secondary one (Standard Channel).  This will improve Wireless-N performance.

11. Is the WRT110 SecureEasySetup (SES) capable?

No.  The router has no hardware or software SES push button.

12. What kind of speed would I get with the WRT110 and a wireless adapter that supports SRX technology?

An SRX wireless adapter will ONLY operate at regular 802.11g speeds.

13. What is MAC Address Clone and what is it used for?

Some Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will require you to register a MAC address in order to access the Internet.  If you do not wish to re-register the MAC address with your ISP, you may assign the MAC address you have currently registered with your ISP to the router using the MAC Address Clone feature.  If you want to clone the MAC address of the computer you are currently using to configure the router, click the Clone My PC’s MAC button.  The router will automatically detect your computer’s MAC Address so you do not have to call your ISP to change the registered MAC address to the router's MAC address.

NOTE:  It is recommended that the computer registered with the ISP is used to perform MAC Address Clone for router configuration.

14. What is Port Forwarding?

Port Forwarding allows you to set up public services on your network such as web servers, FTP servers, email servers, or other specialized Internet applications.

15. Can I select time zone and automatically adjust clock?     

Yes.

16. Which dynamic route protocol is supported on WRT110?

The WRT110 supports RIP/RIPv2 dynamic route protocol and 20 static routes.

17. What is Port Triggering?

Port Triggering will forward port based on the incoming port specified.  Check with your software application to find out what necessary port specified on the incoming port field.  You can setup up to 10 rules.

18. What is Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and how does it differ from Port Forwarding?

The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) allows one local user to be exposed to the Internet for use of special purposes such as Internet gaming and videoconferencing.  The Port Forwarding feature is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened, while DMZ hosting opens all the ports of one computer for the Internet to see it.  

19. How many Network modes does the WRT110 support?

The WRT110 supports three (3) network modes:  802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n.

20. What is Wireless MAC Filter and what is it used for?

Wireless access can be filtered by using the MAC addresses of the wireless devices transmitting within your network's radius.

21. What is Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)?

Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) allows the later Windows operating systems to automatically configure the router for various Internet applications such as gaming and videoconferencing.

OTHERS / ADDITIONAL INFO

1. Where can I find other documents about WRT110?

To check for other documents about WRT110, click here.
  

 

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