Netgear WAC104 – Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point User Manual

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802.11ac Wireless Access
Point Model WAC104
User Manual
October 2016
202-11698-01
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA

Summary of Contents of user manual for Netgear WAC104 – Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless Access Point

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Point Model WAC104 User Manual October 2016 202-11698-01 350 E. Plumeria Drive San Jose, CA 95134 USA...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Support Thank you for purchasing this NETGEAR product. You can visit www.netgear.com/support to register your product,...

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    Contents Chapter 1 Hardware Overview of the Access Point Unpack the Access Point.......................................................................................6 Top Panel With LEDs.............................................................................................6 Back Panel.............................................................................................................7 Position...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Use the Reset Button......................................................................................45 Erase the Settings...........................................................................................45 Change the IP Address Settings of the Access Point..........................................46...

  • Page 5: 1. Hardware Overview of the Access Point

    Hardware Overview of the Access Point 1 The NETGEAR 802.11ac Wireless Access Point Model WAC104, in this manual referred to...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Unpack the Access Point The package contains the access point, Ethernet cable, power adapter (localized to...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Table 1. LED descriptions LED Description Power • Solid green. The access point is ready. •...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Figure 2. Access point back panel Viewed from left to right, the back panel contains the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Product Label The product label on the bottom panel of the access point shows the default...

  • Page 10: 2. Install and Access the Access Point in Your Network

    Install and Access the Access Point in Your Network 2 This chapter describes how you can install and access the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Position Your Access Point The access point lets you access your network anywhere within the operating...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Connect the Access Point to Your Router or Network The access point functions as a WiFi...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access To connect the access point to a router and log in to the access point: 1....

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Connect the Access Point to a Network With a DHCP Server If your network includes a...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access The Power LED lights solid green. If the Power LED does not light, press the Power...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access a. If you changed the IP address settings of your computer in Step 4, reinstate the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Figure 7. Connect the access point with a static IP address to a network To connect...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 4. Connect to the access point by doing one of the following: • Connect your WiFi...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access a. If you changed the IP address settings of your computer in Step 4, reinstate the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access The page refreshes with the language that you selected. Change the admin Password We recommend that...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access To set up password recovery: 1. Open a web browser from a computer that is connected...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 5. From the menu, select the time zone for the area in which the access point...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access To connect a device manually to the WiFi network of the access point: 1. Make sure...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 3. Press the WPS button of the access point for three seconds. 4. Within two minutes,...

  • Page 26: 3. Manage the Basic WiFi Network Settings

    Manage the Basic WiFi Network Settings 3 This chapter describes how you can manage the basic WiFi network settings of...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Manage the Basic WiFi Settings and WiFi Security of the WiFi Network The access point comes...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 4. Select Setup > Wireless Setup. 5. View or change the basic WiFi settings and security...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field Description Channel From the Channel menu, select Auto for automatic channel selection or select...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field Description Security Options This information applies to the 2.4 GHz WiFi network. If you...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field Description Channel From the Channel menu, select an individual channel. The default channel depends...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field Description Security Options This information applies to the 5 GHz WiFi network. If you...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Configure WEP Legacy WiFi Security Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security is a legacy authentication and data...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 6. In the Security Options section, select the WEP radio button. 7. From the Authentication Type...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access • If your WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device is already connected to another WiFi network in...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 5. In the Security Options section below either the Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n) section or the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access • Does your WiFi device display as an attached device? (See View Devices Currently on the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 4. Select Advanced Setup > Advanced Wireless Settings. 5. Do one of the following in the...

  • Page 39: 4. Manage the Access Point and Monitor the Traffic

    Manage the Access Point and Monitor the Traffic 4 This chapter describes how you can manage the settings for administering...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Update the Firmware of the Access Point The access point firmware is stored in flash memory....

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    802.11ac Wireless Access a. Open a web browser from the computer that is connected to the same network as...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access WARNING: To avoid the risk of corrupting the firmware, do not interrupt the update. For example,...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 5. Click the Backup button. 6. Choose a location to store the file on your computer....

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    802.11ac Wireless Access The following procedure works only if you already did set up password recovery. To recover your...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Use the Reset Button CAUTION: This process erases all settings that you configured in the access...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 3. Enter the access point user name and password. The user name is admin. The default...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access The Home page displays. 4. Select Advanced Setup > IP Settings. The previous figure shows that...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access View Devices Currently on the Network You can view the active wired and WiFi devices in...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field Description Wireless Devices Status If access control is enabled (see Manage Access to the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field Description Wireless MAC Address for 2.4 The MAC address of the 2.4 GHz radio....

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field Description Channel The channel that the 2.4 GHz band of the WiFi network uses....

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    802.11ac Wireless Access To view the traffic statistics for the ports of the access point: 1. Open a web...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access (Continued) Field or Column Description Up Time The time elapsed since this port acquired the link....

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    802.11ac Wireless Access To view or clear the logs: 1. Open a web browser from a computer that is...

  • Page 56: 5. Manage the Advanced WiFi Features

    Manage the Advanced WiFi Features 5 This chapter describes how you can manage the advanced WiFi features of the access...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Add a WiFi Schedule You can use this feature to turn off the WiFi signal from...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 6. In the Wireless Network (2.4GHz b/g/n) section or Wireless Network (5GHz a/n/ac) section, click the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access To add WiFi devices to the access control list and enable access control: 1. Enter the...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 7. Click the Add button. The WiFi device that you added shows in the table on...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 4. Select Advanced Setup > Advanced Wireless Settings. The Advanced Wireless Settings page displays. 5. Scroll...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Manage Advanced WiFi Settings For most WiFi networks, the advanced WiFi settings work fine and you...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Field Description Fragmentation Length The fragmentation length (the default is 2346), CTS/RTS threshold (the default is...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access For WiFi repeating, you must set up a WiFi base station and a WiFi repeater: •...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 6. Select the Enable Wireless Repeating Function (2.4GHz b/g/n) check box or the Enable Wireless Repeating...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access If you did not enable the DHCP client on the access point or did not assign...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access 9. In the Base Station MAC Address field, enter the MAC address of the access point...

  • Page 68: 6. Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 6 This chapter provides information to help you diagnose and solve problems that you might experience with the access...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Quick Tips for Troubleshooting If your network is unresponsive or does not function normally, restart your...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Troubleshoot With the LEDs When you turn on the power, the LEDs light as described here:...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access If the Power LED does not turn solid green, do the following: 1. Turn the power...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Troubleshoot Internet Browsing If your computer or WiFi device is connected to the access point but...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Changes Are Not Saved If you are logged in to the access point web management interface...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Check that the appropriate LEDs are on for your network devices. If your access point and...

  • Page 75: A. Factory Default Settings and Technical Specifications

    Factory Default Settings and Technical Specifications A This appendix includes the following sections: • Factory Settings on page 76 •...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Factory Settings You can reset the access point to the factory default settings, which are shown...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Table 2. WAC104 access point factory default settings (Continued) Feature Default Setting 20/40 MHz coexistence Enabled...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Table 3. WAC104 access point specifications (Continued) Feature Description Operating humidity 10 to 90% maximum relative...

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    802.11ac Wireless Access Table 3. WAC104 access point specifications (Continued) Feature Description Operating frequency range • 2.4 GHz band...

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