- Wireless Networking
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802.11n Wireless N300 Router / Repeater / Access Point: 3-in-1
• Setup New Wireless Network
• Extend Existing Wireless Coverage
• Advanced Wireless Security and Firewalls
• Dynamic Parental Control
• Create Up to 4 Wireless Networks with 1 Device (multiple SSID)
Encore’s ENHWI-2AN3 802.11n Wireless Router 2T2R single chip can deliver up to 3x faster speed than of 802.11g devices. ENHWI-2AN3 supports Home, Home Office and Small Business Office network with superior throughput, performance and unparalleled wireless range. With new and easy to use WPS™ or Wireless Protected Setup, users can easily established a wireless connection with just one push of a button and still get a secured wireless connection.
ENHWI-2AN3 is also equipped with a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Fast Ethernet Switch to connect to your wired-Ethernet computers and devices together to make a LAN. The Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network computers and laptops able to browse the internet and share the high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection using one public IP address your Internet Service Provider provided you. The ENHWI-2AN3 can also be a Wireless Repeater by changing mode to “Repeater Mode”.
• Setup New Wireless Network — Provides wireless network to your home or office under Router mode
• Extend Existing Wireless Coverage — Increases coverage and eliminates dead spots under Repeater mode
• Advanced Wireless Security and Firewalls — Safeguards your data and prevents intruders
• Dynamic Parental Control — Filters web addresses and keywords to keep harmful content away
• Create Up to 4 Wireless Networks with 1 Device (multiple SSID) — Setup separate networks for different
departments in your office, or provide guest access for visitors at home
• Two in one product. Can be use as a "Wireless AP Router Mode" or a "Wireless Repeater Mode".
• Easy and friendly installation guide. Equipped with a "Smart Wizard" software connecting your PC or laptop to the
internet in an easy guided installation in a snap
• Compatible with IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 Specifications provides wireless speed up to 300 Mbps data rate
• Supports up to 4 SSID that can be used to separate your wireless sharing with groups such as Guests,
Family Members, Neighbors, etc., each group can have own connection policies. Easy to install, no need to be a
geek to get this feature up and running.
• Supports URL Filtering (or web site address filtering) and Keyword Filtering. This easy to set up feature can be use to
control internet access use for Parental Guidance or Parental Control, web site or URL blocking such as specific
web sites containing harmful images, etc. Keyword blocking such as harmful words blocking.
• Backward compatible with IEEE 802.11g high rate standard to provide wireless Ethernet speeds of 54 Mbps
• Uses the latest MIMO (or Multiple-Output-Multiple-Input) technology for faster and accurate wireless
multiple input/output of data streams
• Supports Bandwidth Control or Priority Queuing, use mostly for bandwidth hungry applications such as
WiFi Multimedia, Audio/Video Streaming and much more
• 4 x 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet port for wired LAN with Auto MDI-X function
• 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN port for DSL or Cable Modem with Auto MDI-X function
• IEEE 802.11b/g/n Infrastructure operating modes
• Allows auto fallback data rate for optimized reliability, throughput and transmission range
• Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP standard for security
• Supports enhance security for WPA-PSK, WPA2-AES, WPA and WPA2
• Web-based configuration tools and management via web browser
• Supports WPS™ (Wi-Fi Protected Setup Specification Windows)
• Supports PPPoE / PPTP / L2TP protocol for xDSL ISP connection
• Supports NAT feature to share one public IP address to all LAN user
• Supports DHCP Server / Client
• Supports Firewall protection, Virtual server mapping, Special application setting
• Supports UPnP
• Displays detailed router statistics information
• Supports IEEE 802.1x Authentication, WDS (Wireless Distribution system), and Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multi Point
IEEE 802.11b Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.3/IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet
ANSI/IEEE 802.3 Auto negotiation
- OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
- BPSK, DQPSK, CCK
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, 22, 24, 30, 36, 48, 802.11g Best = 54
60, 90, 120, 157.5 Mbps (auto sense)
IEEE802.11n - MCS0@ -91dBm, MCS7@ -74dBm
IEEE802.11g - 6Mbps@ -90dBm,54Mbps@ -70dBm
IEEE802.11b - 1Mbps@ -90dBm, 11Mbps@ -87dBm
Available Transmit Power:
IEEE802.11n - MCS7@ 15dBm
IEEE802.11g - 6~54 Mbps@ 15dMb
IEEE802.11b - 1, 11Mbps@ 16dBm
Wireless LAN Frequency Range:
2.400 ~ 2.484 GHz ISM band (channels 1 ~ 13)
Power Saving (Green Technology)
Hide SSID Beacons
WPS™ (Wi-Fi Protected Setup>
WDS (Wireless Distribution Scheme)
Best Channel Selection
Up to 4 SSID for GUESTS networking setup, supported with Policy Settings for LAN unauthorized access protection
Media Access Protocol:
CSMA/CA with ACK
Two 2dBi dipole antennas with SMA connector
WMM (WiFi Multimedia)
- Priority Queue
- Bandwidth Monitor
LAN: 4 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX Ethernet ports
WAN: 1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX Ethernet port
Supported Network Protocols:
Web based configuration utility via Ethernet
USA: Channel 1 ~ 11
Europe: Channel 1 ~ 13
DoS (Blocks "Ping of Death", Port Scan, Sync Flood)
MAC and IP Filtering
SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection)
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
Policy Based Parental Control
- Port Range
- Internet Domain Restriction
- Dynamic URL Filtering, Keyword Filtering
64/128-bits WEP Encryption
MAC address filtering
Indoor: Up to 100 meters (depends on environment)
Outdoor: Up to 300 meters (depends on environment)
WAN: Internet Connection
LAN: Wired Local Area Network connection
WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network Connection
Full Range 100-1240VAC. Output 12VDC /1.0
0 ~ 45°C
-10 ~ 70°C
15% ~ 95% RH, no condensation
FCC, CE, RoHS
Dimensions (L x W x H):
138 x 97 x 25 mm
How to use ENHWI-N3 / ENHWI-N34D / ENHWI-2AN3 / ENHWI-2AN34D / ENHWI-3GN3 as a Repeater?
The reason why people use a Encore wireless repeater is because some wireless remote client computers are out of range from the main network’s access point (wireless router), or the wireless client is in the dead spot or the device you want to share to the network have no wireless interface card.
The function of a wireless repeater is basically to extend the wireless signal coverage. Wireless repeater does not authenticate, screen, secure, connect to the internet, give IP address to clients, broadcast names, etc., these are the wireless router’s job. Repeater only repeats what the main wireless router does to the wireless clients.
- You should know the wireless security type of the existing wireless AP/router, is it a WPA, WPA2 or a WEP?
- The wireless security key, or password or passphrase of the existing wireless router
- Your existing wireless router’s SSID
- We recommend that the existing network you are about to add the Repeater on have a DHCP server running and able to lease IP address to all network clients. If you are not sure about this, please ask your ISP or the person who installed your network.
- Computer with wireless device turned off. This is only to set up the repeater, once finished the wireless can be turned on again.
- The computer must have an available RJ-45 network interface card and web browser installed.
- A working wireless router or Access Point with one available RJ45 port
- RJ-45 UTP/TP Ethernet LAN Cable
- The Encore Router is set to factory default. If your Encore Router is brand new and just pulled out of the box, no need to reset. If changes were made to any settings to the Encore Router before, make sure you “hardware reset” the Encore Router to the factory default settings. Check the User’s Manual on how to “hardware reset” the router.
1. Hooking up hardware connections:
- Both PC or Laptop and the Encore Router should be turned-on.
- Disable the wireless client from your PC or laptop computer (if not done so)
- Connect the Ethernet cable to the PC or laptop computer and the Encore Router. (This can be done while PC computer and router are turned on.)
2. Switching mode from AP Mode to Repeater Mode
- Using your computer’s web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari Firefox, enter 192.168.0.1 to the address field then hit enter. You should see the Encore Router’s User Interface screen still in the AP Router Mode
- On the upper right corner of the user interface menu, click on the drop down menu and select “Repeater Mode”. Click the “OK” button to the warning box. Wait around 35 seconds until your screen comes back to Encore user interface screen, this time the screen is now in the Repeater Mode. If for some reason you were asked by the repeater to enter the username and password, enter the default username and password (admin/admin) and your Encore Router is now in Repeater Mode.
As of this moment your repeater is not connected to any router or network. It has to be configured further to be able to be connected to your current network and access point router.
3. Connecting your Repeater to your existing network access point or router:
- As soon as the Encore Router switched to the Repeater Mode, you should be able to see the same Utility Screen with fewer selections on the left pane.
- From the Main Menu screen click on “Wireless” located on the left pane.
- Click on “Site Survey” button, a new Window dialogue box will pop up showing a list of Access Points reachable by your Repeater
- Check your existing network’s access point SSID then click on the radio button that corresponds to your access point router then click “Connect” button.(If you can’t find your existing AP router, click on “Refresh” repeatedly until your access point show up, or your location is too far from your existing AP router).
- Click on the “Encryption” drop down menu, select your existing access point wireless security, enter your existing router’s wireless security key or passphrase then click “Apply”. If you get a FAILED message, repeat this procedure again, a wireless hiccup might be interfering, otherwise you now have a working Repeater.
- Check your repeater connection by going to your internet browser and open a web page of your choice. If successful your new wireless repeater is working.
- Disconnect the Ethernet cable and setup your computer back to its original wireless settings. At this stage, the Repeater is now invisible to any wireless client computers. When connecting a new wireless client within the repeater’s wireless range the process is the same as there is no Repeater device at all, the SSID of the wireless router will just be extended in range around where the Repeater is physically located.
4. Connect your remote wireless client to your wireless router
- Using your wireless client utility program, look for your existing router’s SSID and connects to it, if this is a new client you will be prompted with the wireless security key. Your repeater is invisible to all wireless clients. All it does is to repeat the wireless router signal as it is to extend its range. Once you have converted the Encore Router to Repeater and successfully connected to your existing router there will be no more configuration needed to the repeater. If you happen to see two identical SSID’s of your existing router, this means your wireless client is within the same range of your existing router and the new wireless repeater, then your client don’t need the repeater’s service.
If you are using Windows 7 and your existing access point security wireless is set to WPA2 (AES), make sure your Windows 7 wireless security type properties is set to WPA2-Personal. To check go to Windows 7 Wireless Network Connection, look for your REPEATER router, right-click on it then click Properties, check the settings in the “Security” tab.>
When checking the wireless site survey, you may see two routers with the same SSID (names), these are your Access Point and the REPEATER tied together. This also means you are within the reachable range of both Access point and REPEATER.
5. To check the Repeaters user interface
At this moment, the Repeater is invisible to any client. The client’s IP address is drawn from the DHCP server most likely to be also your wireless router. Therefore the IP address of the repeater is also invisible to the clients. Follow steps below:
- Disable wireless connection or turn off wireless in the client PC computer
- Connect Ethernet network cable to the RJ-45 port of the client PC computer
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports of the repeater.
- From your computer, set the network card IP address to Static IP Address entering 192.168.0.102, Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0, leave the rest as blank.
- Open IE or Internet explorer or any other web browser software and run 192.168.0.1, you should be able to see the Encore Repeater user interface screen. (Changing any settings in the repeater may affect its performance)
Access Point FAQ
How to use my ENHWI-N3 or ENHWI-2AN3 as an Access Point?
Please follow the step-by-step instructions below:
1. Connect the Ethernet cable to the ENHWI-N3/ENHWI-2AN3 router and your main router with Internet connection and DHCP Server.
2. Login to the ENHWI-N3/ENHWI-2AN3 web based Graphical User Interface.
3. Make sure you are In the "AP Router Mode", click "System" on the left-hand side menu, and then click the "LAN".
4. Set Static LAN IP in the same range as the main router.
For example, your main router IP is 192.168.10.1, then set the Access Point IP to 192.168.10.2.
5. Disable "DHCP", then click "Apply" button.
6. Wait a few seconds until the changes have been saved.
7. Click "Advanced" on the lefthand side menu, and then click the "NAT" tab. Disable "NAT", then click "Apply" button.