Vizio Xwr100 Wireless Internet Router Manual Users Guide And Quick Start Guide

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Vizio Xwr100 Wireless Internet Router Manual Users Guide And Quick Start Guide - page 1
Back to Top XWR100 Dual-band HD Wireless Internet Router Congratulations on your new VIZIO XWR100 Dual-band HD Wireless Internet Router. For maximum benefit of your router, please read these instructions before making any adjustments. We hope you will experience many years of enjoyment from your new router. For assistance, please call 877-MYVIZIO (877-698-4946) or e-mail us at www.VIZIO.com. We recommend you register your VIZIO Router. When you complete the Quick Setup App just click the product registration link to register your router online. For peace of mind and to protect your investment beyond the standard warranty, VIZIO offers on-site extended warranty service plans. These plans give additional coverage during the standard warranty period. Visit our website or call us to purchase a plan. Table of Contents Introduction Features Opening the Package Package Contents System Requirements Finding a Location for Your Router Wall-Mounting Placement Basic Controls and Connections Front LEDs Rear Panel Connections Setting Up Your Router What You Need Setup Steps Connecting to the wireless network Connecting to the wired network Accessing USB Storage Via the Router Settings App Via your computer network Via your DLNA-compatible device Changing Advanced Router Settings INTERNET Menu ROUTER Menu WIRELESS Menu Wireless Security Information Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Tips Telephone & Technical Support Specifications Legal notices Warranty Information
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Vizio Xwr100 Wireless Internet Router Manual Users Guide And Quick Start Guide - page 2
Chapter 1 Introduction Features Optimized for VIZIO VIA-enabled products Ideal for streaming HD video and audio 802.11n Simultaneous dual-band wireless Supports WPS, WEP and WPA wireless security Integrated 4-port 10/100 switch connects up to 4 wired Internet devices, including internet-enabled Blu-ray players, HDTVs, DVRs, and computers USB 2.0 port connects a USB hard drive for central access to photos, videos and more Wall-mountable Your VIZIO router can host three simultaneous secure wireless networks for your Internet devices and computers. Follow the instructions the came with your device(s) to connect to one of the three wireless networks on your router. The default network names are VIZIO HD, VIZIO, or Classic but if you changed the names, look for those names on your device. Network Name (SSID) Ideal Usage Security Type VIZIO HD Optimized for HD video streaming, this network typically has good coverage for most homes and operates at 5GHz. WPA2 Personal VIZIO Supports all types of data, this network can give you greater coverage while operating at 2.4GHz. WPA Personal Classic Support older wireless device with a slower speed at 2.4Ghz. WEP 64bits Opening the Package Your router and its accompanying accessories are carefully packed in a cardboard carton that has been designed to protect it from transportation damage. Once you have opened the carton, check that your router is in good condition and that all of the contents are included. IMPORTANT: Save the carton and packing material for future shipping. Package Contents VIZIO XWR100 Dual-band HD Wireless Internet Router Ethernet cable Power Adapter Quick Setup Guide System Requirements Broadband Internet connection such as a cable or DSL modem with an Ethernet (RJ45) connection At least one computer with a network adapter TCP/IP networking protocol installed on each computer Extra Ethernet (RJ-45) cable Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari) Finding a Location for Your Router Here are some things you should consider when deciding on a proper location for your router: Place your router as close as possible to the center of your wireless network devices. Your connection will be stronger the closer your devices are to your router. Typical indoor operating range is up to 200 feet. Avoid placing your router near devices that may emit "noise", including microwave ovens, refrigerators, and metal cabinets. If your signal seems weak, make sure that objects are not blocking the signal’s path between your device and your router. For proper ventilation, you must allow at least 4 inches (10 cm) on all sides of your router. Avoid installing your router in places with high humidity, dust, or smoke so you do not shorten the service life of the electronic components. Read this user manual carefully before setting up your router. Wall-Mounting Placement Your router has two wall-mount slots on the bottom panel.
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Note: VIZIO is not responsible for damages incurred by insecure wall-mounting hardware. 1. Choose a wall that is within reach of an electrical outlet and is smooth and sturdy. 2. Drill two holes 6 inches (152 mm) apart into the wall. 3. Insert a screw into each hole leaving 0.12 inches (3 mm) of the screw head exposed. 4. Line up the wall-mount slots on the bottom of your router with the screws and slide the router down until the screws fit snugly into the wall-mount slots. Chapter 2 Basic Controls and Connections Front LEDs Wireless Lights when wireless is enabled. Flashes when your router is sending or receiving data over the network. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) Lights when your router is setting up using WPS. Your router supports one WPS session at a time so wait until the LED stops flashing before setting up another WPS device. Turns off if there is an error during the WPS setup process. Make sure your device(s) support WPS, and then try again. See WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) for information on connecting via WPS. Internet Lights when there is a working Internet connection. Flashes to indicate network activity over the Internet port. Rear Panel Connections 1. WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) Button—Use to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network if you have devices that support WI-FI Protected Setup. See WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) for information on connecting via WPS. 2. USB—Connect a USB storage device to this port. 3. Internet—Connect your high-speed cable or DSL Internet service to this port. 4. Ethernet 1, 2, 3, 4—Connect your router to computers on your wired network and other Ethernet devices to these ports. The LED under the port lights when, your router is connected to the device. The LED flashes when there is network activity over that port. . 5. Reset—Press and hold for approximately ten seconds to reset your router to factory default settings. If you created any custom settings, including a login name and password, they will be erased and replaced with the factory default settings. 6. Power—Connect the power adapter to this port. The LED under the port lights when your router is on. The LED flashes when your router goes through a self-diagnostic mode during boot-up. Chapter 3 Setting Up Your Router What You Need Your VIZIO Router, Power Adapter, and Ethernet cable (included) High-speed Internet connection and access to your Internet modem (contact your local provider if you need help with this) Additional Ethernet cable (usually provided with your Internet modem) A computer to run the Quick Setup App
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Setup Steps 1. Unplug the power cable from your high-speed Internet modem. 2. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable (included) to the number 1 port on your router (Figure 1). 3. Connect the other end to the Ethernet port on your computer (Figure 2). 4. Connect an Ethernet cable from your high-speed Internet modem into the Internet port on your router (Figure 3). 5. Plug the power back into your high-speed Internet modem. Wait 30 seconds and power on your router with the included power adapter. Your router will automatically turn on. 6. Wait 30 seconds for your router to fully connect and open an Internet browser window (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari). Type http://vizio.home (or 192.168.1.1) in the browser window and press Enter (Figure 4). The Quick Setup App will automatically start. 7. Click ACCEPT and CONTINUE. 8. From here you can: a. Click Print to print your configuration. b. Click EDIT SETTINGS to make changes to the Network Name, Security Type, Security Key, and Network Status. c. Click Manual Settings to make changes to the advanced settings of your router. d. Click EXIT to close the Router Settings App. If you have not successfully connected you will see this screen. Follow the steps on-screen to resolve the issue or click the link at the bottom of the screen to enter your user name and password if you have a DSL modem using PPPoE.
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Connecting to the wireless network Computers with wireless network adapters, including VIZIO Internet-enabled Blu-ray players, VIZIO VIA-enabled TVs, and computers can now use the network. Follow the instructions the came with your devices to connect to one of the three wireless networks on your router. The default network names are VIZIO HD, VIZIO, or Classic but if you changed the names, look for those names on your device. Connecting to the wired network Computers with wired network adapters, including VIZIO Internet-enabled Blu-ray players, VIZIO VIA-enabled TVs, and computers can now use the network. Connect an Ethernet cable (not supplied) from the Ethernet port on your device to an open port on the back of your router. Chapter 4 Accessing USB Storage Your router’s USB port connects to a USB storage device, so you can access your files from any computer on the network. All of the files on the storage device are shared with all of the computers on the network. Your VIZIO router is a DLNA server, which means you can automatically access the music, photo, and video files stored on the connected USB storage device through a DLNA-compliant device in your home. Note: The USB storage device must be formatted for NTFS or FAT. There are three ways to access the files on your USB storage device: from the Router Settings App, by browsing your computer’s network, or through a DLNA-compatible device to (media files only). Via the Router Settings App 1. Make sure your computer has a working wired or wireless connection to your router. 2. Connect an external USB hard drive or USB flash drive to the USB port on the back of your router. 3. Type http://vizio.home (or 192.168.1.1) in the browser window and press Enter. The Router Settings App will automatically start and the name of your USB device will be displayed in the USB Network Media field. 4. Click the name of your device to begin browsing the files stored on it. Via your computer network 1. Make sure your computer has a working wired or wireless connection to your router. 2. Connect an external USB hard drive or USB flash drive to the USB port on the back of your router. 3. On your computer (Windows or Mac), browse your network for the name of the USB storage device. Via your DLNA-compatible device 1. Make sure your computer has a working wired or wireless connection to your router.
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2. Connect an external USB hard drive or USB flash drive to the USB port on the back of your router. 3. On your DLNA-compatible device, refresh the network list and look for the VIZIO Digital Media Server. 4. Browse the server to locate and play your media files. Chapter 5 Changing Advanced Router Settings INTERNET Menu Internet Address Optimize Video Streaming Parental Controls Internet Speed Test ROUTER Menu Router IP Firmware Version Firewall Router Auto Login USB Network Media Restart Router WIRELESS Menu Edit Settings WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) Advanced After setting up your router with the Quick Setup App, you can start using your router. If you are experienced in setting up and modifying wired and/or wireless networks and would like to change settings on your router, use the web-based Router Settings App on the computer that is connected to your router. With the Router Settings App you can: View settings and router status Set up a firewall to work with specific applications (port forwarding) Set up and modify security features Set up a user name and password for your router Reset your router Update your firmware Perform many more advanced functions… Caution: These are advanced settings that should only be modified by those experienced in setting up and modifying wired and/or wireless networks.
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1. VIZIO—Click to go back to the Home page. 2. Internet Status—Green check indicates a working Internet connection. Red X indicates no working Internet connection. 3. Settings—Click an icon to open its menu and adjust settings. 4. Help—Click to open the User Manual. 5. Language—Click to change the language of the Router Settings App. Choose from English, Français, or Spanish. 6. Quick Setup—Click to go back to the Quick Setup App. To access the Router Settings App: 1. On the computer that is connected to your router, open an Internet browser window (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari). 2. Type http://vizio.home (or 192.168.1.1) in the browser window and then press Enter. The Router Settings App will open. 3. Click INTERNET, ROUTER, or WIRELESS to open its menu. INTERNET Menu The Internet menu allows you to customize your Internet settings. Internet Address Your router’s IP address, as seen from the Internet is displayed here. To makes changes, click Advanced. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced options available for the Internet Address. Click Save Changes to keep any changes you made to the router settings or click Cancel to cancel your changes.
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ADVANCED OPTIONS Configuration Select Automatic Configuration – DHCP to have your router set the Internet settings automatically (recommended). Select Static IP to manually enter settings if you are required to use a permanent IP address to connect to the Internet. Select PPPoE if you use a DSL line that requires PPPoE (check with your ISP). Enter the PPPoE user name and password. Internet IP Address: This is your router’s IP address, as seen from the Internet. Contact your ISP to get the IP Address to enter in the spaces provided. Subnet Mask: This is your router’s Subnet Mask, as seen by other users on the Internet (including your ISP). Do not change the Subnet Mask unless you have a specific reason to do so. Contact your ISP to get the Subnet Mask to enter in the spaces provided. Default Gateway: This is your ISP servers IP address. Contact your ISP to get the Gateway Address to enter in the spaces provided. DNS 1 - 2: A Domain Name Server (DNS) is a server on the Internet that translates URLs into IP addresses. If you selected Static IP in the Configuration drop-down box, then you will need to contact your ISP to get at least one DNS (Domain Name System) Server IP Address to enter in the spaces provided. MTU: MTU is the Maximum Transmission Unit and specifies the largest packet size permitted for Internet transmission. Select Manual to manually enter the largest packet size that is transmitted or select Auto to have your router select the best MTU for your Internet connection. MAC ADDRESS CLONE: Every computer hardware device, including the network adapter of your computer has a unique number called a MAC address. Some ISPs require you to register this address with them in order to access the Internet. If you do not wish to re-register the MAC address with your ISP, you may assign the MAC address you have currently registered with your ISP to your router with the MAC Address Clone feature. On/Off: Select Onto enable MAC Address cloning or Off to disable MAC Address cloning. MAC Address: Enter the MAC Address registered with your ISP. Clone My PC’s MAC: Click this button to clone the MAC address of the computer you are using. DDNS: DDNS lets you assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP address. It is useful when you are hosting your own website, FTP server, or other server behind your router. First sign up for DDNS service with a DDNS service provider (for example www.dyndns.org or www.TZO.com) and then select the corresponding option. Select Off if you do not want to use this feature. TIME SETTING: Select your time zone from this drop-down menu. Select the checkbox to automatically adjust for daylight saving time. Optimize Video Streaming Select On to enable automatic optimized video streaming to your VIZIO Internet Apps enabled devices. Add other non-VIZIO device to the list by: 1. Entering their MAC address in the New Media Device MAC Address field and then click Add. 2. Clicking Connected Device and selecting the device from the list. Click Save Changes to keep any changes you made to the router settings or click Cancel to cancel your changes. Parental Controls
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Your router allows you to control when the computer or device can access the Internet. Select On to enable parental control settings or Off to disable parental settings. To set policy and access time: 1. Click Advanced. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced options available for the Parental Controls. 2. Enter a unique policy name. 3. Choose whether you want to Deny or Allow Internet access during the days of the week and times of the day you set in the next step. 4. Check the checkbox by each day you want Internet access denied or allowed. 5. Select the start times and end times using the drop down box. The hour is in 24 hour format (e.g. 13:00 equals 1:00pm). 6. Check the Apply checkbox to turn Parental Controls on for that policy or leave it unchecked to turn it off. 7. Click Edit and select from a list of computers to block or allow access. 8. Click Save Changes to keep any changes you made to the router settings or click Cancel to cancel your changes. You can also: Click Delete to remove that policy. Click More to add more policies. Internet Speed Test Click Begin Test to test the speed of your Internet connection. Here’s approximately what the results mean: 1Mb– 3Mb: Ideal for Standard Definition streaming 3Mb – 10Mb: Ideal for High Definition streaming 10Mb +: Ideal for Multiple High Definition streaming ROUTER Menu Your routers current settings are displayed. The Router menu allows you to customize your router settings such as changing the LAN settings, updating the firmware, and accessing a connected USB device. Router IP Your router’s IP address, as seen from your local network, is displayed here. To makes changes, click Advanced. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced options available for the Router IP. Click Save Changes to keep any changes you made to the router settings or click Cancel to cancel your changes. ADVANCED OPTIONS Router IP: This is your router’s IP address, as it appears on your local network. Subnet Mask: This is your router’s Subnet Mask.
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URL Address: This is the URL of the Quick Setup App. DHCP Server: If you already have a DHCP server on your network, or if you don’t want a DHCP server, then select Off (it’s On by default). The remaining DHCP features will be unavailable. DHCP Reservation: Select to assign a fixed local IP address to a MAC address. A new window will open. To automatically add a client, select Select Clients from DHCP Tables, click Select next to the client you want to add, and then click Add Clients. To manually add a client and assign an IP address, select Manually Add Client from the drop-down box, then enter the Client Name, IP address, and MAC address. Click Add to add the IP address. To remove a client from the list, click Remove next to the client you want to remove. Start IP Address: Enter a value for the DHCP server to start with when issuing IP addresses. Because your router’s default IP address is 192.168.1.1, the Starting IP Address must be 192.168.1.2 or greater, but smaller than 192.168.1.253. Maximum Number of Users: Enter the maximum number of computers that can be assigned an IP address by the DHCP server. The default is 50 and cannot exceed 155. IP Address Range: This displays the range based on the Start IP address and the Maximum Number of Users selected. Client Lease Time: This is the amount of time a network user will be allowed to be connected to (or "lease") your router with their current dynamic IP address. Enter the amount of time, in minutes, that the user will be connected to this dynamic IP address. The default is 0 minutes, which means one day. When time expires, the user will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address. Static DNS 1-3: The Domain Name System (DNS) is how the Internet translates domain or website names into Internet addresses or URLs. Contact your ISP to get at least one DNS Server IP Address to enter in the spaces provided. You can enter up to two DNS Server IP Addresses. Your router will use these for quicker access to functioning DNS servers. WINS: The Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) manages each computer’s interaction with the Internet. If you use a WINS server, enter that server’s IP Address here. Otherwise, leave these spaces blank. Firmware Version Your router’s current firmware version is displayed here. To makes changes, click Advanced. A new menu will be displayed showing the advanced options available for the Firmware Version. Click Save Changes to keep any changes you made to the router settings or click Cancel to cancel your changes. FIRMWARE UPGRADE 1. Click Check Latest Firmware. If new firmware is available a link is displayed above the button. 2. Click the link to download the firmware to your computer. 3. Click Browse and locate the file location you downloaded to your computer. 4. Click Start Upgrade. Caution: Do not upgrade your firmware unless you are experiencing problems with your router or the new firmware has a feature you want to use. FACTORY DEFAULT Select this option to return your router to factory default settings. All
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