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Reference Manual for the ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point



August 2003

Key Features

The ME103 Access Point is easy-to-use and provides solid wireless and networking support.

Supported Standards and Conventions

The following standards and conventions are supported:

Standards Compliant. The Wireless Access Point complies with the IEEE 802.11b (DSSS)
and IEEE 802.1x specifications for Wireless LANs.

802.1x Support. Support for 802.1x mode is included, providing for the industrial-strength
wireless security of 802.1x authentication and authorization.

Radius Client Support. The Wireless Access Point can log in to your existing Radius server
(as a Radius client).

WEP support. Support for WEP is included. Both 64-bit and 128-bit keys are supported.

Dynamic WEP key Support. In 802.1x mode, fixed or Dynamic WEP (Wired Equivalent
Privacy) keys can be used. Dynamic key exchange can be used when deploying 802.1x

DHCP Client Support. DHCP provides a dynamic IP address to PCs and other devices upon
request. The ME103 can act as a client and obtain information from your DHPC server.

NAT & WINS Support. Support for both NetBIOS broadcast and WINS (Windows Internet
Naming Service) allows the ME103 to easily fit into your existing Windows network.

SNMP Support. Support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management
Information Base (MIB) management.

Key Features

The NETGEAR ME103 provides solid functionality, including these features:

Multiple Operating Modes

Wireless Access Point. Operates as a standard 802.11b or 802.11x Access Point.

Point-to-Point Bridge. In this mode, the ME103 only communicates with another
bridge-mode wireless station. You must enter the MAC address (physical address) of the
other bridge-mode wireless station in the field provided. WEP should be used to protect
this communication.

Point-to-Multi-Point Bridge. Select this only if this ME103 is the “Master” for a group
of bridge-mode wireless stations. The other bridge-mode wireless stations must be set to
Point-to-Point Bridge mode, using this ME103's MAC address. They then send all traffic
to this “Master”, rather than communicate directly with each other. WEP should be used to
protect this traffic.