Benq AWL300 User Manual

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Wireless LAN USB Adapter

AWL300

User Manual

Version 1.1

June 2002

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Copyright Statement

This manual cannot be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without the prior written permission of BenQ Corporation.

BenQ Corporation reserves the right to change this manual and the specifications to improve products without prior notice. So you can get the most recent software and user documentation for all BenQ Wireless LAN products on our web site.

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Copyright © 2002 BenQ Corporation.All rights reserved.

Contents subject to change without prior notice. BenQ is a registered trademark of BenQ Corporation.All other trademarks belong to their respective proprietors.

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Notice II

FCC Warning

The AWL300 compiles with Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions.

(1)This device may not cause harmful interference.

(2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Note:

The AWL300 has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device and a low power transmitter, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a residential environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

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Table of Contents

Wireless LAN USB Adapter ...........................................................

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Table of Contents ...........................................................................

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Chapter 1. Introduction..................................................................

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Product Kit...............................................................................................

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1-2System Requirements.............................................................................

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1-3Mechanical Description..........................................................................

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Chapter 2. Installation ....................................................................

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2.1

Installation for Win98SE/WinME/Win2000 ......................................

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2.2

Installation for WinXP ...........................................................................

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Chapter 3. Uninstallation .............................................................

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Chapter 4. Configuration & Monitor Utility...............................

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4.1

Monitor ...................................................................................................

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4.2

Statistics ..................................................................................................

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4.3

Site Survey..............................................................................................

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4.4

Encryption ..............................................................................................

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4.5 Advanced.................................................................................................

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4.6 Version .....................................................................................................

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing a BenQ AWL300 Wireless LAN USB Adapter. The AWL300 Wireless LAN USB Adapter lets you connect to your network and the Internet without needing to be tethered to a fixed location by a physical cable, while still getting the same data transfer rates as with traditional Ethernet. You can use it with any desktop or notebook PC with a USB port. In addition to allowing you to enjoy the wonders of wireless networking, the AWL300 provides two operating modes—ad-hocmode(peer-to-peer)and infrastructure mode(station-to-AP)—tomeet to your varying needs at different purposes.

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1-1Product Kit

Before installation, make sure that you have the following items:

AWL300 Wireless LAN USB Adapter

USB cable

Software CD containing user manual and utility

Quick Start Guide

Warranty card

1-2System Requirements

Before using your AWL 300, please check that you have the following required items:

PC/Notebook with USB port and CD-ROMdrive

Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating system

1-3Mechanical Description

Top panel of the Access Point

The following table provides an overview of each LED activity:

 

 

Activity

 

Description

 

 

 

 

 

PWR

 

Steady Green

 

When connecting to PC

 

LINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 2. Installation

2.1 Installation for Win98SE/WinME/Win2000

Execute Setup.exe in the AWL300 directory in BENQ Wireless LAN CD. For example, if your CD-ROMhas a drive D, please execute D:\AWL300\Setup.exe.

Press Next button

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Press Browse, if you want to change destination location of applications, and then pressNext button.

The folder name will be AWL300. Press Next button if you don’t want to change it.

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Press Finish and restart your computer.

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After complete installation, you will get the following icon in your PC Start Menu.

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