ENHWI-3GN3 | 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless N150 Router plus Repeater

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•  Creates Up to 4 Wireless Networks with 1 Device (Multiple SSID)
•  Push Button Security Setup and Dynamic Parental control
•  Advanced Wireless Security and Firewall
•  Extends Existing Wireless Coverage in Repeater mode
•  3G Broadband and Cable/DSL Broadband Router 2-in-1



Overview

You need to connect the ENHWI-3GN3 with a USB 3G Modem or a Cable/DSL Modem to access the Internet.

The Encore’s ENHWI-3GN3 is a 3G-enabled Wireless-N Router that supports home network with superior throughput, performance and unparalleled wireless range. With ENHWI-3GN3, you can share one 3G Wireless internet subscription to others through wired and wireless LAN. It supports 3G USB Modem Adapters from wide selections of 3G broadband carriers all over the world. A freedom to roam to where your 3G cell subscription site is available and still share and enjoy the Wireless-N’s speed and accuracy. Unlike other wireless 3G routers, the Encore’s ENHWI-3GN3 comes with a WAN port. With WAN port, you are not limited to just 3G connection; you can still hook up your home or home-office DSL or Cable Modem broadband internet connections. With ENHWI-3GN3 you can build a hot spot within home, office, apartment, school, café, construction site, etc. wherever your subscription 3G wireless ISP tower can roam.

With 2 LAN ports, you are not limited to a wireless LAN alone, you can use these ports for your wired network devices like Encore network printers, Encore Network Attached Storage and many more networking accessories. On top of the popular WPA, WPA2 and WEP wireless security the ENHWI-3GN3 is equipped with a one touch “push-n-connect” button wireless security using the latest WPS® technology. The Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network shares a high-speed cable, DSL and wireless 3G Internet connections.

The ENHWI-3GN3 is also a Wireless Repeater than can be used to extend your wireless LAN to a remote area with one simple setup switching from Router to Repeater Mode.

Features

•  Creates Up to 4 Wireless Networks with 1 Device (Multiple SSID) — Sets up individual wireless networks for different
user groups

•  Push Button Security Setup and Dynamic Parental control

•  Advanced Wireless Security and Firewall

•  Extends Existing Wireless Coverage in Repeater mode

•  3G Broadband and Cable/DSL Broadband Router 2-in-1 — Shares 3G broadband at locations with no Cable/DSL
connection

•  Bundled with Smart Wizard that helps you set up your router with ease equipped with user friendly step-by-step
screen-guided instructions

•  Supports up to 4 wireless (SSID) connections 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.

•  Supports Bandwidth Control or Priority Queuing, use mostly for bandwidth hungry applications such as WiFi
Multimedia, Audio/Video Streaming and much more.

•  Compatible with IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 Specifications, provides wireless speed up to 150 Mbps physical data rate

•  2x 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet port wired LAN with Auto MDI-X function

•  1x 10/100Mbps WAN port for DSL or Cable Modem with Auto MDI-X function

•  1x USB Port for 3G USB Modem Adapter (3G USB Modem not included)

•  Supports wireless data encryption with 64/128-bit WEP standard for security

•  Supports enhanced security with WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, Auto WPA and WPA2

•  Supports WPS™ (Wi-Fi Protected Setup Specification Windows) PIN and PBC

•  Web-based configuration tools and management using popular WEB Browsers

•  Supports PPPoE / PPTP / L2TP protocol for xDSL ISP connection

•  Supports NAT feature to share one public IP address to all LAN private users

•  Supports DHCP Server / Client

•  Supports Firewall protection, Virtual server mapping, Special application setting

•  Supports UPnP

•  AP Router to Repeater Mode. ENHWI-3GN3 can be a wireless repeater too. Just switch mode from AP Router Mode
to a Wireless Repeater Mode.

•  Displays detailed router statistics information

Specifications

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Standard:
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

Modulation Technology:
- OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
- BPSK, DQPSK, CCK
- 3G / 3.5G: WCDMA (HSDPA), CDMA2000 & TD-SCDMA

Transmission Rate:
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)

Receive Sensitivity:
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)

Wireless Features:
Power Saving Mode (Green Technology)
802.1x Authenticator
Hide SSID Beacons
WPS™ (Wi-Fi Protected Setup>
WDS (Wireless Distribution Scheme)
ACL Control
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

Transmit Power:
One 2dBi dipole antennas with R-SMA connector

QoS:
WMM (WiFi Multimedia)
Application Base
- Priority Queue
- Bandwidth Monitor

Interface:
LAN: 2 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX Ethernet ports
WAN: 1 x 10/100Mbps Auto-MDIX Ethernet port
3G Broadband: 1 x USB 2.0 Port

Supported Network Protocols:
TCP/IP
NAT
PPPoE/PPTP/L2TP/3G
HTTP
DHCP Server/Client

Network Management:
Web based configuration utility via Ethernet

Channel:
USA: Channel 1 ~ 11
Europe: Channel 1 ~ 13

Firewall:
DoS (Blocks "Ping of Death", Port Scan, Sync Flood)
MAC and IP Filtering
ICMP Blocking
SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection)
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
Policy Based Parental Control
- Port Range
- Internet Domain Restriction
- Dynamic URL Filtering, Keyword Filtering

Security:
64/128-bits WEP Encryption
WPA, WPA2
WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
MAC address filtering
Protocol filtering
Domain filtering

Range Coverage:
Indoor: Up to 100 meters (depends on environment)
Outdoor: Up to 300 meters (depends on environment)

Diagnostic LED:
Power,
WAN: WAN Port or 3G Port Broadband in use
LAN1 and LAN2: Wired Local Area Network connection
WLAN: Wireless Local Area Network Connection
3G: 3G Connection (WAN LED will light up when connected to 3G wireless) Internet: Internet Connection

Power Adapter:
Full Range Power Adapter Input 100-240 VAC ~ Output 12 VDC /1.25 A
Use only the supplied power adapter

Certifications:
FCC, CE, RoHS

Dimensions (L x W x H):
138 x 97 x 25 mm

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Compatible USB 3G Modems (back to top ↑)

Vendor

Model Number

Vendor

Model Number

AT&T
(Sierra Wireless USA)

USB 305

EMOBILE D02HW
Huawei E169G
E170
E172
E176
E220
E272
Vodafone K3565
E1750
  D12HW
D21HW
D22HW
D23HW
D11LC
D12LC
D21LC
BandRich
(BandLuxe)
C100S
C120
C270
Docomo L-02A
A2502
L-05A
Sierra Aircard 888U
(Aircard 888)
SoftBank C01LC
C01SW
Option ICON 225 (GIO
225)
WILLCOM AX530S
WS002IN
USB-WSIM
NS001U
Novatel Ovation MC950D WILLCOM CORE
3G
HX001IN
HX002IN
NU MU-Q101 IIJ mobile 110FU
Sony Ericsson MD300 ASUS T500
ZTE MF626
Vodafone K3565-Z
Vodafone K3520-Z
b-mobile3G BM-DL3-150H
BM-DC1-500M
NOTE:
The table shown above lists 3G USB modems that are currently supporting at time of this writing. Please check our web site frequently for updates. More and more 3G USB Modems will be added from time to time.

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Repeater FAQ

How to use ENHWI-N3 / ENHWI-N34D / ENHWI-2AN3 / ENHWI-2AN34D / ENHWI-3GN3 as a Repeater?

 

  • For Advance Users, you can download this document.
  • 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.

    Checklist:

    • 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.

    Hardware Checklist:

    • 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.

    PROCEDURES:

    1.  Hooking up hardware connections:

    1. Both PC or Laptop and the Encore Router should be turned-on.
    2. Disable the wireless client from your PC or laptop computer (if not done so)
    3. 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

    1. 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
    2. 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.

    NOTE:
    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:

    1. 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.
    2. From the Main Menu screen click on “Wireless” located on the left pane.
    3. Click on “Site Survey” button, a new Window dialogue box will pop up showing a list of Access Points reachable by your Repeater
    4. 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).
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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

    1. 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.

    NOTE:
    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.>

    NOTE:
    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:

    1. Disable wireless connection or turn off wireless in the client PC computer
    2. Connect Ethernet network cable to the RJ-45 port of the client PC computer
    3. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports of the repeater.
    4. 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.
    5. 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)

    Customer Feedback

    See how one of our customers installing his ENHWI-3GN3 for the first time.

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    Compatibility

     

    Vendor

    Model Number

    Vendor

    Model Number

    AT&T
    (Sierra Wireless USA)

     

    USB 305

    EMOBILE

    D02HW

    Huawei

    E169G
    E170
    E172
    E176
    E220
    E272
    Vodafone K3565
    E1750

     

    D12HW
    D21HW
    D22HW
    D23HW
    D11LC
    D12LC
    D21LC

    BandRich
    (BandLuxe)

    C100S
    C120
    C270

    Docomo

    L-02A
    A2502
    L-05A

    Sierra

    Aircard 888U
    (Aircard 888)

    SoftBank

    C01LC
    C01SW

    Option

    ICON 225 (GIO
    225)

    WILLCOM

    AX530S
    WS002IN
    USB-WSIM
    NS001U

    Novatel

    Ovation MC950D

    WILLCOM CORE
    3G

    HX001IN
    HX002IN

    NU

    MU-Q101

    IIJ mobile

    110FU

    Sony Ericsson

    MD300

    ASUS

    T500

    ZTE

    MF626
    Vodafone K3565-Z
    Vodafone K3520-Z

    b-mobile3G

    BM-DL3-150H
    BM-DC1-500M

    NOTE:
    The table shown above lists 3G USB modems that are currently supporting at time of this writing. Please check our web site frequently for updates. More and more 3G USB Modems will be added from time to time.

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