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802.11b+g Wireless LAN

USB Adapter

User’s Manual

REGULATORY STATEMENTS

FCC Certification

The United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Canadian Department of Communications have established certain rules governing the use of electronic equipment.

Part15, Class B

This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1)This device may not cause harmful interface, and

2)This device must accept any interface received, including interface that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. 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. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

CAUTION:

1)To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this device and all persons.

2)This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

Table of Contents

 

INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................

1

FEATURES ..............................................................................................................

1

SOFTWARE INSTALLATION.............................................................................

2

STEP 1: INSTALL THE DRIVER & UTILITY................................................................

2

HARDWARE INSTALLATION............................................................................

5

WINDOWS 2000/XP ...............................................................................................

5

WINDOWS 98/ME...................................................................................................

6

NETWORK CONNECTION .................................................................................

8

IN WINDOWS 98SE/ME..........................................................................................

8

IN WINDOWS 2000/XP .........................................................................................

11

IP ADDRESS .........................................................................................................

13

Configuration Utility .............................................................................................

14

STATION...............................................................................................................

16

ACCESS POINT......................................................................................................

24

Appendix ................................................................................................................

30

SOFT AP CONFIGURATION....................................................................................

30

INTRODUCTION

The 802.11b+g Wireless LAN USB Adapter is designed for a USB type A port of a laptop or desktop computer for creating a wireless workstation. It is USB 2.0 compliant which connects to any available USB port on a notebook or desktop computer.

The 802.11b+g Wireless LAN USB Adapter complies with IEEE 802.11g standard that offers a data rate up to 54Mbps in a wireless LAN environment. It is backward compliant with IEEE 802.11b specification. The high-speed wireless network card can plug into your notebook or desktop PC and accesses to the LAN or peer-to-peer networking easily without wires or cables. Whether you’re at your desk or in the boardroom, it allows you to share printers, files, and other network resources.

Features

Complies with IEEE 802.11g standard for 2.4GHz Wireless LAN USB 2.0 compliant

USB Plug & Play

Interoperable with existing network infrastructure Secure information transmission

Freedom to roam while staying connected

Compatible with specialty wireless products and services Up to 54 Mbps data rate

Antenna is built in the card with LED indication Low power consumption

Easy to install and configure

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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

Step 1: Install the Driver & Utility

For Windows 98, 2000, ME and XP users

Caution!

Do not insert the wireless LAN adapter into your computer until the procedures in “ Install the Driver& Utility” have been performed.

1.Exit all Windows programs. Insert the included CD-ROM into your computer. The CD-ROM will run automatically.

2.When the Main Menu screen appears, click “ Driver & Utility

Installation” to continue.

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3.When the Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue.

4.The installation program will start running automatically. Follow the on-screen instruction to proceed.

5.Click Finish to complete the software installation.

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HARDWARE INSTALLATION

Windows 2000/XP

Note: Before you install the device to your computer, make sure you have installed the driver and utility as described in the previous section.

Windows XP

1.Locate your USB host and insert the USB Adapter.

2.Once the device has been inserted to your computer, Windows will detect the new hardware.

3.When the following screen appears, select

Install the software automatically (Recommended).

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4.Click Continue Anyway Finish to complete the hardware installation.

Windows 2000

Insert the USB adapter into the USB port of your computer and then click Yes to complete the hardware installation.

Windows 98/ME

In Window 98/ME, you only have to insert the USB adapter into the USB port of your computer to complete the hardware installation.

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Verify

To verify if the device exists in your computer and is enabled, go to Start Settings Control Panel System ( Hardware) Device Manager. Expand the Network Adapters category. If the 802.11b+g USB Wireless LAN Adapter is listed here, it means that your device is properly installed and enabled.

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NETWORK CONNECTION

Once the device driver is well installed, a network setting described in the following should be also established.

In Windows 98SE/ME

1. Go to Start Settings Control Panel Network.

2.Make sure that all the required components are installed. If any

components are missing, click on the Add button to add them in.

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3. For making your computer visible on the network, enable the File and Print Sharing.

4. Click the Identification tab. Make up a name that is unique from the other computers' names on the network. Type the name of your workgroup, which should be the same used by all of the other PCs on the network.

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5.Click the Access Control tab. Make sure that Share-level access control” is selected. If connecting to a Netware server, share level can be set to User-level access control.”

6. When finished, restart your computer to activate the new device.

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In Windows 2000/XP

1. (In Windows 2000)

Go to Start

Settings

Control

Panel

Network and Dial-up

Connections

Local Area Connection

Properties.

(In Windows XP)

 

 

 

 

Go to Start

Control Panel

Network and Internet Connections

Network Connection

Wireless Network Connection Enabled USB

Wireless Network Adapter.

 

 

 

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2.Make sure that all the required components are installed.

3.If any components are missing, click on the Install… button to select the Client/Service/Protocol required. After selecting the component you need, click Add… to add it in.

4.For making your computer visible on the network, make sure you have installed File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

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IP Address

Note: When assigning IP Addresses to the computers on the network, remember to have the IP address for each computer set on the same subnet mask. If your Broadband Router use DHCP technology, however, it won’t be necessary for you to assign Static IP Address for your computer.

1.To configure a dynamic IP address (i.e. if your broadband Router has the DHCP technology), check the Obtain an IP Address Automatically option.

2.To configure a fixed IP address (if you broadband Router is not DHCP supported, or when you need to assign a static IP address), check the Use the following IP address option. Then, enter an IP address into the empty field, for example, enter 192.168.1.1 in the IP address field, and 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet Mask.

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Configuration Utility

After the Wireless adapter has been successfully installed, users can use the included Configuration Utility to set their preference.

Go to StartJ ProgramJ802.11b+g Wireless LAN J 802.11b+g USB

Wireless LAN Utility

For Windows 2000/XP, the Configuration Utility icon will also appear in the taskbar. You can open the Configuration Utility by clicking the icon.

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Note: There will be two modes – Station and Access Point for you to

switch, you can select the mode you need from the pull-down menu.

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Station

Select Station mode, and you will see the following figure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel

 

Shows the selected channel that is currently in use. (There are

 

14 channels available, depending on the country.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The infrastructure is intended for the connection between

 

 

wireless network cards and an Access Point. With the wireless

 

 

adapter, you can connect wireless LAN to a wired global

Type

 

network via an Access Point

 

 

 

 

 

The Ad-hoc lets you set a small wireless workgroup easily and

 

 

quickly. Equipped with the wireless adapter, you can share

 

 

files and printers between each PC and laptop.

 

 

 

 

 

The SSID is the unique name shared among all points in your

 

 

wireless network. The name must be identical for all devices

SSID

 

and points attempting to connect to the same network.

 

 

It shows the current SSID setting of the Wireless USB

 

 

Adapter.

 

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Click the down arrow ▼ to select the Tx Rate from Auto, 1, 2,

Tx Rate

5.5, 11, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps, you can select up to

 

54 Mbps.

 

 

 

 

Encrypt

WEP is a data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit/128-bit

shared key algorithm.

 

 

 

 

Click the More Setting button to configure, see the following

 

figure (Refer to the

More Setting

part on the next page for

 

more information about this figure)

More Setting…

Link Status

Displays the information about the status of the communication

between the Wireless USB Adapter and the Access Point.

 

 

 

Signal Strength

Displays the signal strength of the connection between the

Wireless USB Adapter and the Access Point it connects.

 

 

 

Link Quality

Displays the link quality of the connection between the

Wireless USB Adapter and the Access Point it connects.

 

 

 

 

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The quantities for the wireless network card transmit.

Tx Frame

(Frame: The unit of packet)

The quantities for the wireless network card receive.

Rx Frame

(Frame: The unit of packet)

More Setting…

Channel

The Channel will change automatically according to AP’s setting.

 

 

Click the down arrow ▼ to select the Tx Rate from Auto, 1, 2,

Tx Rate

5.5, 11, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps, you can select up to 54

 

 

Mbps.

 

 

The SSID is the unique name shared among all points in your

SSID

wireless network. The name must be identical for all devices and

 

 

points attempting to connect to the same network.

 

 

You may select to have SSID by choosing any, the SSID will be

 

 

obtained automatically from whichever Access Point with the

Any

 

 

optimal signal for this device. If any is left unchecked, it means

 

 

 

 

you will have to enter the SSID manually.

 

 

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The infrastructure is intended for the connection between

 

wireless network cards and an Access Point. With the wireless

 

adapter, you can connect wireless LAN to a wired global network

Network Type

via an Access Point

 

 

 

 

 

The Ad-hoc lets you set a small wireless workgroup easily and

 

quickly. Equipped with the wireless adapter, you can share files

 

and printers between each PC and laptop.

 

You can only set your Security preference when

 

 

is

 

Change

 

selected and then all fields are active for change. To save

Encryption

settings, press

Apply

when you are done with the settings. Select

 

from the pull-down menu, there are four options including

 

Disable, WEP, TKIP and AES.

 

 

 

 

Authentication

You can select the Authentication Mode from the pull-down men,

including Auto, Open System, Shared Key, WPA and WPA

Mode

PSK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEP Encryption Setting

WPA Encryption Setting

Encryption

Setting

You can only set your Security preference when Change is selected and then all fields are active for change. To save settings, press Apply when you are done with the settings.

WEP Encryption Setting

Key length You may select the key length between 64 (bit),

128(bit) and 256 (bit).

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Default Key ID You can set your default key ID at #1~#4. Key Format Select Hexadecimal if you are using hexadecimal numbers (0-9, or A-F).

Select ASCII if you are using ASCII characters (case-sensitive).

10 hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters are needed if 64-bit WEP is used; 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters are needed if 128-bitWEP is used 58 hexadecimal digits or 29 ASCII characters are needed if 256-bitWEP is used.

Key Value:

#1~#4 This setting is the configuration key used in accessing the wireless network via WEP encryption. You can specify up to 4 different keys to encrypt or decrypt wireless data.

The Key is provided via 802.1x authentication

Please query your network manager about the currently used security protocol, if 802.1x authentication is currently used, then you can check this item to enable 802.1x security protocol. The key value will be configured automatically, just click Apply to take effect.

WPA Encryption Setting

Protocol This panel enables you to select an authentication protocol.

User Name Type in the user name assigned to the certificate. Password This panel is available when EAP-TLS is not selected (either MSCHAP V2 over PEAP is selected with WEP or LEAP is selected for CCX). This panel enables you to enter a login name and password or request that the driver prompt for them when you connect to a network.

Passphrase Enter the key that you are sharing with the network for the WLAN connection.

Key Format Select Hex if you are using hexadecimal numbers (0-9, or A-F).

Select ASCII if you are using ASCII characters.

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Certificate Please query your network manager about the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

certificate, select the same certificate as the certification server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may select already saved file from the "Profile name" list,

Load

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and then press "Load ". The setting status will then be restored.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You may save current setting to profile and add one new item in

Save Current

 

 

"Profile name".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delete the files in the “Profile name

Delete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the Advanced Setting button to configure the following

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

figure Refer to the

Advanced Setting

part on the next page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to see more information about the Advanced Setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click the Information button to show the Driver Version, Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Version and MAC Address of the system.

 

 

 

 

 

Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advanced Setting

User Interface

Language

Select English or Traditional Chinese.

Power Consumption Setting

 

 

 

Continuous Access Mode

When this mode is selected, the power supply will

(CAM)

be normally provided even when there is no

 

throughput.

Maximum Power-Saving

When this mode is selected, this device will stay in

Mode

power saving mode even when there is high volume

 

of throughput.

Fast Power-Saving Mode

When this mode is selected, the power mode will

 

switch between CAM and Maximum Power-Saving

 

Mode depending on the volume of throughput. The

 

device driver checks the total bytes (only data

 

frame) every 4 seconds to decide the power mode.

 

If the total bytes sent exceed 10k bytes, the device

 

driver will choose “CAM”. If the total bytes are

 

less than 10k bytes, however, the device driver will

 

choose “Maximum Power-Saving Mode”.

 

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Country Roaming

World Mode

This function is only enabled and effective with

 

802.11d standard.

User Select

Enable this function to select the country you are

 

now locating.

 

 

Fragmentation Threshold

The mechanism of Fragmentation Threshold is used

 

to improve the efficiency when high traffic flows

 

along in the wireless network. If your 802. Wireless

 

LAN Adapter often transmit large files in wireless

 

network, you can enter new Fragment Threshold

 

value to split the packet. The value can be set

 

from 256 to 2346. The default value is 2346.

RTS/CTS Threshold

RTS/CTS Threshold is a mechanism implemented

 

 

to prevent the “Hidden Node” problem. If the

 

“Hidden Node” problem is an issue, users have to

 

specify the packet size. The RTS/CTS mechanism

 

will be activated if the data size exceeds the value

 

you set.. The default value is 2347.

 

This value should remain at its default setting of

 

2347. Should you encounter inconsistent data

 

flow, only minor modifications of this value are

 

recommended.

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Access Point

To set your 802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter as an Access Point (AP). In access point mode, the 802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter will function as an access point. This allows you to set up your wireless networks without using a dedicated AP device. Up to 16 wireless stations can associate to the 802.11g

Wireless LAN USB Adapter.

To the 802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter to bridge your wired and wireless network, the following requirements must be met

1.The 802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter must be installed on a computer connected to the wired network.

2.Either configure network sharing (refer to the appendix for an example) or bridge the two interfaces (wireless and wired) on the computer.

3.Set the wireless station’s IP address to be in the same subnet as the computer in which the 802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter is installed. Refer to

Configuring the Wireless Station Computer.

Select the Access Point mode, and you will see the following figure.

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Network Adapter

You can select the network adapter from the

 

 

pull-down menu, it shows the device itself the

 

 

802.11g Wireless LAN USB Adapter and also

 

 

shows the devices supported by the 802.11g

 

 

Wireless LAN USB Adapter.

Connection Station List

It shows the stations which are now connecting

 

 

to the AP.

Channel

Shows the selected channel that is currently in

 

 

use. (There are 14 channels available, depending

 

 

on the country.)

SSID

The SSID is the unique name shared among all

 

 

points in your wireless network. The name must

 

 

be identical for all devices and points attempting

 

 

to connect to the same network.

 

 

It shows the current SSID setting of the

 

 

Wireless USB Adapter.

WEP

The WEP function here has been disabled. If you

 

 

want to change to Enabled, click

More

 

 

 

to configure.

 

 

Setting…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tx Power

The Tx power here is configured as Level 0, to

 

 

change the Tx power, click

More Setting…

to

 

 

configure.

 

 

Click the

 

 

 

 

button and the

More Setting…

 

More Setting…

 

 

following figure will appear for you to configure

 

 

Refer to the

More Setting…

part on the next

 

 

page for more information about this figure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tx Frame

The quantities for the wireless network card

 

 

 

transmit.

 

 

 

(Frame: The unit of packet)

 

Rx Frame

The quantities for the wireless network card

 

 

 

receive.

 

 

 

(Frame: The unit of packet)

 

 

 

 

 

More Setting…

 

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Channel

Shows the selected channel that is currently in

 

 

 

 

use. (There are 14 channels available, depending

 

 

 

 

on the country.)

Mode

Select Mixed Mode or 802.11b only, 802.11g

 

 

 

 

only standard Mode (If you choose this option

 

 

 

 

the device will automatically convert the suitable

 

 

 

 

standard ).

SSID

The SSID is the unique name shared among all

 

 

 

 

points in your wireless network. The name must

 

 

 

 

be identical for all devices and points attempting

 

 

 

 

to connect to the same network.

 

 

 

 

It shows the current SSID setting of the Wireless

 

 

 

 

USB Adapter.

Tx Power

Select the Tx power from the pull-down menu,

 

 

 

 

there are four levels including Level 1, Level 2,

 

 

 

 

Level 3 (Minimum).

 

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change

Apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click

Change

to set the General Connection

 

 

 

 

Setting.

After

Completing the setting Click

 

 

 

 

Apply.

 

 

 

WEP

You can select to Enable or Disable the WEP

 

 

 

 

function by selecting from the pull-down men.

 

 

 

 

Click Setting and the following figure will

 

 

 

 

appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Authentication Mode

Select the Authentication mode from the

 

pull-down menu, there are two modes for you to

 

choose, Open System and Shared Key.

Fragment

The mechanism of Fragmentation Threshold is

used to improve the efficiency when high traffic

 

flows along in the wireless network. If your 802.

 

Wireless LAN Adapter often transmit large files

 

in wireless network, you can enter new Fragment

 

Threshold value to split the packet. The value

 

can be set from 256 to 2346. The default value is

 

2346.

RTS/CTS

RTS/CTS Threshold is a mechanism

 

implemented to prevent the “Hidden Node

 

problem. If the “Hidden Node” problem is an

 

issue, users have to specify the packet size. The

 

RTS/CTS mechanism will be activated if the data

 

size exceeds the value you set.. The default value

 

is 2347.

 

This value should remain at its default setting of

 

2347. Should you encounter inconsistent data

 

flow, only minor modifications of this value are

 

recommended.

Preamble

A preamble is a signal used in wireless

 

environment to synchronize the transmitting

 

timing including Synchronization and Start

 

frame delimiter. Select from the pull-down menu

 

to change the Preamble type into Long or Short.

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MAC Address Filter

Click

Setting

and you will see the following

 

figure.

You can select the Filter Type from the

 

pull-down menu.

 

Disable Select to disable the filter function.

 

Accept You can type in 15 MAC addresses by

 

clicking

Change

. If you select Accept, then the

 

MAC address(es) you type in will be connected

 

to the AP.

 

Reject You can type in 15 MAC addresses by

 

clicking

Change.

If you select Reject, then the

 

MAC address(es) you type in will not be

 

connected to the AP.

Bridge Adapter

The stations will not be allowed to connect to the

 

internet if you select No bridge.

 

The stations will be allowed to connect to the

 

internet if you select the device listed in the

 

pull-down menu.

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Appendix

Soft AP Configuration

Setup Requirement:

To bridge your wired and wireless network using 802.11b+g Wireless LAN USB

Adapter, the following must be met:

1.Install the 802.11b+g Wireless LAN USB Adapter on the LAN-connected computer.

2.The Soft Access Point should be connected to a network switch, hub or a Broadband Router. Use a standard Category 5 UTP Ethernet cable with an RJ-45 connector to connect the Soft Access Point to one of router, hub, or switch.

3.The computer that you are installing the wireless card into has an Ethernet

connection, and is connected to a LAN with a DHCP server.

SoftAP Configuration

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1.Select the Access Point mode, and you will see the following figure

2.Click the More Setting… button and the following figure will appear for you to configure

3.Select the wired Network Adapter that has already installed in the PC from the pull-down menu.

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4.If the network connected to the wired LAN card has a DHCP server, you just need to configure the wireless station as a DHCP client (select Obtain an IP address automatically). If the network does not have a DHCP server, you must assign a fixed IP to the wired PC (select Use the following IP address).

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