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LAN Group

The router’s LAN parameters are specified on the LAN page. Besides the standard options of an integrated DHCP server and network address, there is a nice surprise here. The router supports the Spanning Tree protocol that is usually reserved for industrial network equipment. Perhaps the usefulness of this feature in a home device is questionable, but there is nothing wrong in having it. Then, you can reserve up to 16 IP addresses on this page, which should be quite enough for a home LAN.

Wireless Group

The Wireless group contains settings pertaining to the router’s Wi-Fi module. First goes the Basic Settings page where you can set up every parameter of wireless connection save for security parameters: ESSID, channel number, band, and operation mode. The number of operation modes is impressive – you will find nearly every mode you can think of.


The Advanced Settings page can be accessed from the Basic Settings (this is actually the only way to get there) for setting up the remaining wireless connection parameters such as channel width, transmission power, fragmentation, etc. There are quite a lot of options here.

On the Basic Settings page you can also see what wireless clients are currently connected to the router.

The wireless encryption standard can be selected and set up on the Security Settings page. The settings are the same as you get with most other home Draft N routers.

The last two pages of the Wireless group – MAC Address Filtering and WPS – are for filtering out wireless clients with specific MAC addresses and setting your wireless connection up by means of WPS technology.

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