Author Topic: Adding an access point for LinkStation Pro Duo  (Read 2457 times)


  • Calf
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Adding an access point for LinkStation Pro Duo
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:41:08 am »
   I cannot access the new WHR-HP-G53 wirelessly.  We have another access point (WLI-TX4-G54HP) for a printer on our network that works fine.  I've been trying to see how it is configured, but can't figure it out.


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Re: Adding an access point for LinkStation Pro Duo
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 05:00:59 pm »

what router/wireless product are you connecting to with the WLI-TX4-G54HP ethernet converter?


Configurations should go like this:


For DSL:


There are two types of DSL Internet Connections: Those which use ausername and password, and those that do not. Which type you havedetermines how the Buffalo router should be configured. There areinstructions below for each type of DSL connection. If you are not surewhich type you have, you can contact your Internet Service Provider,and verify which type you have.

Physical connectionThe DSL modem needs to be connected to the WAN port on the Buffalorouter, and your computer needs to be connected to one of the fournumbered ports on the Buffalo router. The Power LED should beilluminated. The Wireless G led, and red DIAG led may be on. Thereshould NOT be a green bridge led illuminated (it looks like a greenarch). If there is please let us know.

DSL that does NOT use a username and password

First log into the Buffalo router (, the username is root, and there is no password by default; so youcan leave it blank. Once logged in, click on 'Advanced'. Set 'Method ofacquire IP address to' 'Acquire an IP Address Automatically from a DHCPServer', and click 'Apply'. When the router finishes restarting, checkto see if you can get online.

If you are not able to get online, goto 'Diagnostic'. On theDiagnostic page, click on 'release'. Then unplug the power from yourmodem for 5 minutes. Once the DSL modem has been power off for 5minutes, power it back on. On the 'Diagnostic' page, click on 'update'.Wait about 30 seconds, and try getting online.



DSL that use a username and password

First log into the Buffalo router (, the username is root, and there is no password by default; so youcan leave it blank. Once logged in, click on 'Advanced'. Set 'Method ofacquire IP address to'PPPoE Client', and click 'Apply'. Under 'Methodof acquiring IP Address' there is a link 'To set up PPPoE, click here.Click on it. Then click on 'Edit connection list'. Here you will berequired to enter you DSL account information.

Name of Connection: This can be anything.  It only servers as a labelUser Name         : This is the username from your ISP (example          : This is you password for the DSL accountService Name      : Leave Service name blank.

Once you have the information filled in above, click on 'add'.  Now, check to see if you can get online.  


Wireless Security (Both types of DSL)

Setting up security really depends on your network.

If you have all buffalo products with AOSS on your network, youcan use that for security. To do this, press the AOSS button on yourrouter for a few seconds until the AOSS light starts blinking, thenopen up the client manager on your wireless computer and click the AOSSbutton in the profile tab. The two will set up a secure connection.Just repeat the same process for all wireless devices.

If you have any non-buffalo devices, you will not be able touse AOSS. First, you will need to determine what security level all ofthe devices on your network support and pick the strongest that eachone has. The possible encryption options are WEP, WPA-PSK TKIP andWPA-PSK AES. WEP is the weakest, while WPA-PSK AES is the strongest(notevery router and adapter supports AES and TKIP).

Once you've determined what level of security you can use, toset it up go into the router's configuration. You can do this by goingto ""from a Web browser. The username is "root" and there is no password bydefault. Go into Advanced->Wireless Config->Security. Select theradio button for the encryption type you are using. If you are usingWEP, you have 4 choices depending on if you are using HEX or Ascii with64 or 128 bit. Enter your key into the first box. If you are using TKIPor AES, enter a password of at least 8 characters. Click Apply and thenSet to apply the setting. To connect, you will need to enter thepassword or key into each computer that is connecting wirelessly.



For Cable:


First, unplug the cable modem from power for at least 5 minutes. While it is unplugged, log into the router ( and go to Advanced->WAN Settings->WAN Port. Set the "Method ofObtaining IP Address" to "Automatic via DHCP" and Apply the setting.After the setting is applied and the router finishes rebooting, unplugit from power. Plug in the cable modem to power and wait for it tofully boot up. Plug the WAN port of the router into the cable modem andthen plug it into power. Once it finishes booting, check to see if youcan get an internet connection.