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Aztech WL556E

Portable High-Speed Wireless-N Repeater

Connecting the Aztech WL556E to a Wireless Modem Supplied by your Internet Service Provider
Please take note that the steps illustrated in this guide is meant to configure the WL556E to repeat the signal of an existing ISP supplied Wireless Modem that is using the default wireless configuration. If you have changed the default wireless settings of your ISP supplied Wireless Modem, then you would need to key-in the new settings that are currently configured in your Wireless Modem.

1. Identify the model of your Wireless Modem and write down its current wireless configuration.

1.1 a. Connect a PC to the wireless modem. b. Launch your web browser. Type 192.168.1.254 in the address bar. Press Enter.

c. Click Wireless Settings and take note of the Network Name, Wireless
Channel, Authentication, and Encryption Key of your Wireless Modem. Refer to drawing below for default wireless encryption key.

d. After you write down the Wireless Information, proceed to step 2.

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1.2 a. b. Connect a PC to the wireless modem. Launch your web browser. Type 192.168.1.254 in the address bar. Press Enter.

c.

Click Wireless under Top Networking Features. Take note of the Network Name of your Wireless Modem.

d. Change Wireless Channel Mode to fixed and select a channel from


the Wireless Channel Value drop down list.

e. Take note of the NEW Wireless Channel, Security Mode, and


Encryption Key of your Wireless Modem. Refer to drawing below for default wireless encryption key.

f.

Click Save button.

g. After the new Wireless Settings are saved, proceed to step 2.

2. Now that you have written down the Network Name, Wireless Channel, Encryption Type, and Encryption Key, you are ready to setup the WL556E.

3. Plug in the WL556E to a power outlet.

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4. DISABLE the wireless on your PC or laptop then connect an Ethernet cable from your PCs Ethernet port to the Ethernet port at the base of the WL556E.

5. Once a connection to the WL556E is established, your PC will receive an IP address and you can start the configuration using the web graphical user interface.

6. To access the web GUI, Launch your web browser and type 10.0.10.254 on the address bar

7. Input username as admin and password as admin, and click on the OK button

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8. Go to Quick Setup menu and click on Auto Setup button.

9. All the available wireless networks in the area will be displayed.

10. Search for the Network Name of your Wireless Modem and click the Connect button located on the right side of the Wireless Network that you want to connect to. If you do not see your Network Name on the list, please click the Refresh button.

Example SSID SINGTEL-1234

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11. Your modems wireless configuration will be copied automatically by the WL556E as shown on the illustration below but you still need to key-in the Encryption Key or Wireless Key to complete the configuration. Ensure that the Enhanced Compatibility is CHECKED.

12. Once all the information is filled up, simply click the Apply button to commit the settings.

13. After the changes are saved, you need to close your web browser and turn the device OFF. At this point you may plug the WL556E to a location where it can still receive sufficient signal from your Wireless Modem to ensure that the WL556E can repeat the wireless signal effectively. If the WL556E is too far from the Wireless Modem, it may cause packet drops or unreliable wireless connection.

14. Allow 2 minutes after turning ON the WL556E to associate with your Wireless modem. You may now start to connect your wireless devices via the WL556E using the Network Name and encryption key of your Wireless Modem.

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