Web User Interface and Security Configuration
802.11g Wireless Gaming Adapter and Ethernet Bridge User Guide
The Status page displays the particular status of, amongst other informative
details, the network you’re associated to, including the SSID name, what
channel you’re broadcasting on, and what firmware version your are using.
Note: If the MAC address field displays a “Device not associated” message, this indicates your 5430 is not associated to your wireless network. If, however, the MAC address field displays a valid MAC address, this indicates that your 5430 is associated to your wireless network.
Wireless Menu Options
Use the Wireless menu to change your mode from Client to Ad Hoc Mode and enter a Network Name (SSID) or select a unique channel for Ad Hoc Mode. If you are not sure of the SSID of your network, use the Site Survey feature under Tools to locate a network near the 5430.
Security: Using a secure wireless network
A wireless network offers you the freedom to roam without the burden of cables but it also means that your data is accessible to anyone else in range of your wireless grid. If you are concerned about a neighbor or someone within range of your wireless network using your wireless connection for malicious activity, we strongly recommend that you enable wireless security to prevent unauthorized connection or someone from eavesdropping to listen in on your network traffic. Today, many wireless routers provide several mechanisms for securing a wireless network and it is recommended that you first enable security on your wireless router and then match the method you have selected on your clients.
USRobotics recommends any one or both of the following two methods:
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
MAC Address filtering
Enabling security on your 5430
If you select WEP, you have the option to enforce Shared Key Authentication (Forced) or let the 5430 send it only when a wireless router requests it (Open System).
It is important that you match the Network Keys with those of your wireless
routers. If you have multiple Network Keys, you can enter up to four keys.
Note: Network Keys are case sensitive. When entering a Network Key, be sure you insert the key exactly as it appears in your wireless router or access point.
Wireless MAC Filtering
Advance Menu Options
Basic Rate Set
RTS Threshold (Request to Send Threshold)
Changing Between Client and Ad Hoc Modes
To change between Client and Ad Hoc Modes, simply access the Web User Interface, select Setup, and follow the on-screen instructions as demonstrated in the graphics below:
Or, you can also switch between modes by selecting the Wireless tab, selecting the appropriate mode from the Wireless Mode field, and selecting Apply.
Upgrading Your Adapter
Download and place the firmware file to a local directory. Place the 5430 in Configuration Mode (insert a pin or paperclip to press the reset button momentarily - less than 2 seconds). Connect the Ethernet cable to your computer’s Ethernet port and release and renew your computer’s IP address (refer to the Accessing the 5430’s Web User Interface pages in this User Guide for more information). Launch an Internet browser and enter http://192.168.1.201 in the address line. Enter the username (the default username is admin) and the password (the default password is admin) to access the Web User Interface. Select the Tools tab. From the New Firmware line, select Browse and locate where the downloaded firmware file was placed. Select Upgrade to start the upgrade. It is important that you do not unplug the cable or interrupt the upgrade. Allow several minutes for the adapter to reboot after the upgrade.
Tools Menu Options
Site Survey will search for all networks (SSID) in range of the adapter and allow you to select one for association. In case the selected network uses encryption, you first need to setup encryption on your 5430 using the Security tab (refer to your wireless router or access point documentation for specific networking security information).
Use the Tools menu to change the 5430 login account, modify the 5430’s management IP address and subnet mask, and restore the 5430 to factory defaults.