CNP-WF511N2
Wireless N PCI Adapter
2.4GHz 11n/g/b
FCC STATEMENT
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 pro-vide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not in-stalled 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
the equipment 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 separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
This device complies 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.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter.
“To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, this grant is applicable to only
Mobile Configurations. The antennas used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a
separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating
in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”
CE Mark Warning
This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference,
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
National Restrictions
2400.0-2483.5 MHz
Country
Restriction
General authorization required for outdoor use and
Bulgaria
France
Reason/remark
public service
Outdoor use limited to 10
Military Radiolocation use. Refarming of the 2.4 GHz
mW e.i.r.p. within the band
band has been ongoing in recent years to allow current
2454-2483.5 MHz
relaxed regulation. Full implementation planned 2012
If used outside of own premises, general authorization is
Italy
required
Luxembourg
None
Norway
Implemented
General authorization required for network and service
supply(not for spectrum)
This subsection does not apply for the geographical area
within a radius of 20 km from the centre of Ny-Ålesund
Russian
Federation
Only for indoor applications
Note: Please don’t use the product outdoors in France.
CONTENTS
Package Contents .................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1
Introduction ........................................................................................ 2
1.1
Overview of the Product ...................................................................................... 2
1.2
Features .............................................................................................................. 2
1.3
LED Status .......................................................................................................... 3
Chapter 2
Installation Guide ............................................................................... 4
2.1
Hardware Installation........................................................................................... 4
2.2
Software Installation ............................................................................................ 4
2.2.1 Overview .................................................................................................. 4
2.2.2 For Windows XP ...................................................................................... 4
2.2.3 For Windows Vista ................................................................................. 10
2.2.4 For Windows 7 ....................................................................................... 13
Chapter 3
Configuration.................................................................................... 17
3.1
For Windows XP................................................................................................ 17
3.1.1 Current Status........................................................................................ 17
3.1.2 Profile Management ............................................................................... 18
3.1.3 Diagnostics ............................................................................................ 26
3.2
For Windows Vista............................................................................................. 28
3.3
For Windows 7 .................................................................................................. 30
Chapter 4
WPS Configuration........................................................................... 33
4.1
PBC (Push Button Configuration) method ......................................................... 33
4.2
PIN method ....................................................................................................... 35
4.2.1 Enter a PIN into your AP device............................................................. 35
4.2.2 Enter the PIN from your AP device ........................................................ 36
Appendix A: Specifications................................................................................... 38
Appendix B: Glossary............................................................................................ 39
Package Contents
The following items should be found in your package:
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¾
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One CNP-WF511N2 Wireless N PCI Adapter
Quick Guide
One resource CD for CNP-WF511N2, including:
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CANYON Wireless N Client Utility (WF511N2) and Drivers
User Guide
Other Helpful Information
) Note:
Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items are damaged or
missing, please contact with your distributor.
Conventions:
The ‘Adapter’ mentioned in this user guide stands for CNP-WF511N2 Wireless N PCI Adapter
without any explanations.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for choosing the CNP-WF511N2 Wireless N PCI Adapter!
1.1
Overview of the Product
The adapter is a 802.11n client device; it is designed to provide a high-speed and unrivaled
wireless performance for your PC. With a faster wireless connection, you can get a better
Internet experience, such as downloading, gaming, video streaming and so on.
With the 802.11n technology, higher throughput improvements using MIMO (multiple input,
multiple output antennas), the CNP-WF511N2’s auto-sensing capability allows high packet
transfer rate of up to 300Mbps for maximum throughput. It has good capability on anti-jamming,
and it can also interoperate with other wireless (802.11b) products. The adapter supports WEP,
WPA and WPA2 encryption to prevent outside intrusion and protect your personal information
from being exposed.
The adapter is easy to install and manage. The Quick Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step
through the installation process; the CANYON Wireless N Client Utility helps you create a wireless
connection immediately.
With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security protection, the CNP-WF511N2 is
the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your notebook computer.
1.2
Features
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Complies with IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b standards
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Supports WPA/WPA2 data security, IEEE802.1x authentication, TKIP/AES encryption,
64/128/152-bit WEP encryption
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Supports high data rate of up to 300Mbps for maximum throughput, supports automatic
adjustment to lower speeds due to distance or other operating limitations
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Provides 32-bit PCI interface
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Supports Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure modes
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Good capability on anti-jamming
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Supports roaming between access points when configured in Infrastructure mode
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Ease to configure and provides monitoring information
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Supports Windows 7, 2000, XP and Vista
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Features three detachable antennas which are listed in a format of 3x3 for three receivers
and three transmitters.
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LED Status
LED Indications
Status Green
Activity Green
Status Green
Activity Green
Status Green
Activity Green
Status
Flashing Alternately
Intermittently
Flashing
Working Status
The adapter is trying to scan a networking
connection.
The adapter is already connected but is not
transmitting or receiving data.
The adapter is transmitting or receiving data.
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Chapter 2 Installation Guide
2.1
Hardware Installation
To install the adapter, follow these steps listed below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
2.2
Turn off your desktop PC and disconnect the power.
Remove your PC case and locate an available PCI slot on the mianboard. Remove the metal
slot cover on the back of the PC. Check with your computer manufacturer for instructions if
needed.
Slide the PCI Adapter into the PCI slot. Make sure that all of its pins are touching the slot's
contacts. Once the adapter is firmly in place, secure its fastening tab to your PC's chassis
with a mounting screw. Then, close your PC case.
Reconnect your PC’s power and turn on your desktop PC.
Software Installation
2.2.1 Overview
The Adapter’s Setup Wizard will guide you through the Installation procedure for Windows 7,
2000, XP and Vista. The Setup Wizard will install the CNP-WF511N2 Wireless N Client Utility
(WF511N2) and drivers.
When you install the hardware prior to before installing the software, the system will prompt
“Found New Hardware Wizard”, click Cancel, and run the Setup Wizard program on the
CD-ROM.
The Setup steps for Windows 2000, XP and Vista are very similar. The following setup steps
are for Windows XP.
2.2.2 For Windows XP
1.
Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and open the folder with the same name
as your product. Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your
operating system to start the installation. After that, Figure 2-1 will appear. You can click
Cancel to end the installation in the screen above.
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Figure 2-1
2.
Soon, Figure 2-2 will display after a moment. Click Next to continue.
Figure 2-2
3.
After that, you should choose a Setup type. It is recommended that you select Install
Client Utilities and Driver. Select Install Driver Only to install driver only, and select
Make Driver Installation Diskette(s) to make the diskette(s) as the installation driver
(shown in Figure 2-3). Click Next to continue.
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Figure 2-3
4.
Click OK to continue the Installation on the screen below.
Figure 2-4
5.
Click Browse to change the destination location for the software, then click Next in the
screen below (shown in Figure 2-5).
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Figure 2-5
6.
After that, select the program folder, you should create a new folder name or select one
from the Existing Folders list. It is recommended that you keep the default setting. Click
Next to continue the installation.
Figure 2-6
7.
Choose configuration tool, if you are not sure, please leave it default. Then click Next to
continue.
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Figure 2-7
8.
Wait a while for the setup as shown in Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-8
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) Note:
1)
For Windows XP, the Setup Wizard will notify you of how to proceed with the installation
during these steps (shown in Figure 2-9). Our drivers have been tested thoroughly, and
are able to work with the operating system. Click Continue Anyway to continue the
Installation.
2)
Figure 2-9
In Windows 2000, the warning screen is shown below (Figure 2-10), and please select
Yes to continue installation.
Figure 2-10
9.
After all the steps above, you will see the screen below, click Finish to complete the
installation.
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Figure 2-11
2.2.3 For Windows Vista
1.
Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and open the folder with the same name
as your product. Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your
operating system to start the installation. After that, Figure 2-12 will appear. You can click
Cancel to end the installation in the screen above.
Figure 2-12
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2.
Soon, Figure 2-13 will display after a moment. Click Next to continue.
Figure 2-13
3.
Click Yes to continue.
Figure 2-14
4.
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The following page will display and please wait a moment.
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Figure 2-15
) Note:
For Windows Vista, the Setup Wizard will notify you of how to proceed with the installation
during these steps (shown in Figure 2-16). Our drivers have been tested thoroughly, and are
able to work with the operating system. Click Install this driver software anyway to
continue the Installation.
Figure 2-16
5.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
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Figure 2-17
2.2.4 For Windows 7
1.
Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and open the folder with the same name
as your product. Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your
operating system to start the installation. After that, Figure 2-18 will appear. You can click
Cancel to end the installation in the screen above.
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Figure 2-18
2.
Soon, Figure 2-19 will display after a moment. Click Next to continue.
Figure 2-19
3.
Click Yes to continue.
Figure 2-20
4.
Wait a while for the setup as shown in Figure 2-21.
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Figure 2-21
) Note:
For Windows 7, the Setup Wizard will notify you about the Windows Security with the installation
during these steps (shown in Figure 2-22). Our drivers have been tested thoroughly, and are able
to work with the operating system. Click Installation this driver software anyway to continue the
installation.
Figure 2-22
5.
Then you will see Figure 2-23. Click Finish to complete.
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Figure 2-23
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Chapter 3 Configuration
3.1
For Windows XP
CANYON CNP-WF511N2 can be configured by CANYON Wireless N Client Utility (WF511N2).
This chapter describes how to configure your Adapter for wireless connectivity on your Wireless
Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.
After Installing the Adapter, the Adapter’s tray icon
will appear in your system tray. It
appears at the bottom of the screen, and shows the signal strength using color and the received
signal strength indication (RSSI).
If the icon is gray, there is no connection.
If the icon is red, there is poor signal strength and the RSSI is less than 5dB.
If the icon is yellow, there is poor signal strength and the RSSI is between 5dB and 10dB.
If the icon is green, there is good signal strength and the RSSI is between 10dB and 20dB.
If the icon is green, there is excellent signal strength and the RSSI is more than 20dB.
Double-click the icon and the WF511N2 will run. You can also run the utility by clicking the Start
→Program→CANYON→ CANYON Wireless N Client Utility. The WF511N2 provides some
integrated and easy tools to:
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Display current status information
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Edit and add configuration profiles
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Display current diagnostics information
The section below introduces these above capabilities.
3.1.1 Current Status
The Current Status tab contains general information about the program and its operations. The
Current Status tab needn’t any configurations.
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Figure 3-1
The following table describes the items found on the Current Status screen.
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Profile Name - This shows the name of current selected configuration profile. The
configuration of Profile name will be described on the General tab of Profile Management.
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Link Status - This shows whether the station is associated to the wireless network.
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Wireless Mode - Here displays the wireless mode.
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Network Type - The type of network and the station currently connected are shown here.
The options include:
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Infrastructure (access point)
Ad Hoc
) Note:
You can configure the network type and wireless mode on the Advanced tab of Profile
Management.
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IP Address - This displays the computer’s IP address.
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Control Channel - This shows the currently connected channel.
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Data Encryption - Here displays the encryption type the driver is using. You can configure
it on the Security tab of Profile Management.
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Server Based Authentication - This shows whether the server based authentication is
used.
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Signal Strength - This shows the strength of the signal.
Click Advanced on the screen above, you can see advanced information about the program
and its operations.
3.1.2 Profile Management
Click the Profile Management tab of the WF511N2 and the next screen will appear (shown in
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Figure 3-2). The Profile Management screen provides tools to:
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Add a new profile
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Modify a profile
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Remove a profile
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Activate a Profile
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Import a Profile
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Export a Profile
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Scan Available Networks
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Order profiles
Figure 3-2
3.1.2.1. Add or Modify a Configuration Profile
To add a new configuration profile, click New on the Profile Management tab. To modify a
configuration profile, select the configuration profile from the Profile list and click Modify. Then
you will see the Management dialog box (shown in Figure 3-3).
1.
Edit the General tab
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Profile Name - Please enter the Profile name which identifies the configuration profile. This
name must be unique. Note that the profile names are not case-sensitive.
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Client Name - Please enter the Profile name which identifies the client machine.
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Network Names (SSIDs) - Please enter the IEEE 802.11 wireless network name. This
field has a maximum limit of 32 characters.
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Figure 3-3
2.
Edit the Security tab
Select the Security tab in the screen above, and then you can edit the fields to configure the
profile. To define the security mode, select the radio button of the desired security mode as
follows.
Figure 3-4
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WPA/WPA2: Wi-Fi Protected Access
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WPA/WPA2 Passphrase: Wi-Fi Protected Access Passphrase
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802.1x: Enables 802.1x security.
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Pre-Shared Key (Static WEP): Enables the use of shared keys that are defined on both
the access point and the station. To define shared encryption keys, choose the Shared Key
radio button and click Configure to fill in the Define Shared Keys window (shown in Figure
3-5).
) Note:
The WEP security mode is not available for 802.11n.
¾ None: No security (not recommended).
) Note:
If the access point which the Adapter is associated has WEP set and the client has WEP enabled,
make sure that Allow Association to Mixed Cells is checked on the Security tab to allow
association. To complete WEP encryption configuration, you must select the 802.11
Authentication Mode as appropriate on the Advanced tab of this Profile Management dialog.
To configure the Encryption Keys under the Pre-Shared keys (Static WEP) Security mode:
Figure 3-5
) Note:
Select different Security Options, the configurations are different; you can select the
appropriate security option and configure the exact key as your need.
3.
Edit the Advanced tab
This screen below allows you to make advanced configuration for the profile.
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Figure 3-6
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Power Save Mode - Please select the power save mode in the drop-down list.
•
Maximum - Selects maximum mode to let the access point buffer incoming messages
for the Adapter. The Adapter will detect the access point if any messages are waiting
periodically.
•
Normal - Normal mode uses maximum when retrieving a large number of packets,
then switches back to power save mode after retrieving the packets.
•
Off - Turns power saving off, thus powering up the Wireless PCI Adapter continuously
for a short message response time.
Network Type: There are basically two modes of networking:
•
•
Infrastructure - All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router.
Ad-Hoc - Directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to-peer communication,
using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more
CNP-WF511N2 wireless adapters.
) Note:
1)
2)
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An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the wireless
devices or clients will connect to the wireless router or access point.
An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless desktop adapters. All
the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate.
Wireless Mode: Specifies 2.4 GHz 300 Mbps, 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps or 2.4 GHz 11 Mbps
operation in an access point network. The Wireless adapter must match the wireless mode
of the access point with which it associates.
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Wireless Mode when Starting an Ad Hoc Network: Specifies 2.4 GHz 300/54/11 Mbps
to start an Ad Hoc network if no matching network name is found after scanning all
available modes. This mode also allows the selection of the channel that the Wireless
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Adapter uses. The channels available depend on the regulatory domain. If the adapter
finds no other ad hoc adapters, the channel that the adapter starts the ad hoc network with
will be selected automatically. The Adapter must match the wireless mode and channel of
the clients it associates.
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802.11 Authentication Mode: Select which mode the Adapter uses to authenticate to an
access point:
•
Automatic causes the adapter to attempt authentication using shared, but switches it
to open authentication if shared fails.
•
Open System enables an adapter to attempt authentication regardless of its WEP
settings. It will only associate with the access point if the WEP keys on both the
adapter and the access point match.
•
Shared-key only allows the adapter to associate with access points that have the
same WEP key.
For infrastructure (access point) networks, click Preferred APs… to specify four access points
at most to the client adapter that attempts to be associated to the access points. The four
access points have different priorities; the frontal has the higher priority.
Figure 3-7
3.1.2.2. Remove a profile
1.
2.
Go to the Profile Management tab (shown in Figure 3-2).
Select the profile name in the Profiles List.
3.
Click Remove.
) Note:
The profile being used can’t be removed.
3.1.2.3. Switch another Profile
1.
2.
Go to the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2).
Select the profile name required in the Profiles List.
3.
Click Activate.
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3.1.2.4. Export a Profile
1.
From the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), highlight the profile to export.
2.
3.
Click Export…, the Export Profile window will then appear below.
Browse the directory to export the profile to.
4.
Click Save. The profile should then be exported to the specified location.
Figure 3-8
3.1.2.5. Import a Profile
1.
2.
3.
From the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), click Import…. Then the
Import Profile will appear below.
Browse to the directory where the profile is located.
Highlight the profile name.
4.
Click Open, the imported profile will then appear in the Profiles List.
Figure 3-9
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3.1.2.6. Scan Available Networks
1.
Click Scan on the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), the Available
Infrastructure and Ad Hoc Networks window will appear below.
2.
3.
Click Refresh to refresh the list at any time.
Highlight a network name and click Activate to connect to an available network. If no
configuration profile exists for that network, the Profile Management window will open the
General tab screen. Fill in the Profile name and click OK to create the configuration profile
for that network.
Figure 3-10
3.1.2.7. Auto Profile Selection Management
The auto selection feature allows the adapter to automatically select a profile from the list of
profiles and use it to connect to the network. To add a new profile into the Auto Selected
Profiles list, please follow these steps.
1.
2.
On the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), click Order Profiles….
The Auto Profiles Selection management window will appear (shown in Figure 3-11) with a
list of all created profiles in the Available Profiles.
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Figure 3-11
3.
4.
Highlight the profiles to add to auto profile selection, and click Add. The profile will appear
in the Auto Selected Profiles box.
Highlight a profile in the Auto Selected Profiles box.
5.
Click Move Up or Move Down as appropriate.
) Note:
The first profile in the Auto Selected Profiles box has highest priority, while the last profile has the
lowest priority.
6.
7.
Click OK.
Check the Auto Select Profiles checkbox on the Profile Management tab (shown in
Figure 3-2).
) Note:
When auto profile selection is enabled by checking Auto Select Profiles on the Profile
Management tab, the client adapter will scan for an available network. The profile with the
highest priority and the same SSID as one of the found networks will be used to connect to the
network. If the connection fails, the client adapter will try the next highest priority profile that
matches the SSID until an available network is found.
3.1.3 Diagnostics
The Diagnostics tab of the CANYON Wireless N Client Utility (WF511N2) provides buttons
used to retrieve receiving and transmitting statistics. The Diagnostics tab does not require any
configuration.
The Diagnostics tab lists the following receiving and transmitting diagnostics for frames
received or transmitted by the wireless network adapter:
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Multicast frames transmitted and received
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Broadcast frames transmitted and received
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Unicast frames transmitted and received
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Total bytes transmitted and received
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Figure 3-12
3.1.3.1. Check Driver Information
Click the Adapter Information button in the screen above, you will see the adapter information,
including general information about the wireless network adapter and the Network Driver
Interface Specification (NDIS) driver. Access the adapter information from the Diagnostics tab.
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Card Name - The name of the wireless network adapter.
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MAC Address - The MAC address of the wireless network adapter.
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Driver - The driver name and path of the wireless network adapter driver.
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Driver Version - The version of the wireless network adapter driver.
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Driver Date - The creation date of the wireless network adapter driver.
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Client Name - The name of the client computer.
3.1.3.2. Check Receive and Transmit Statistical Information
The Advanced Statistics show receiving and transmitting statistical information about the
following receiving and transmitting diagnostics for frames received by or transmitted to the
wireless network adapter.
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Figure 3-13
3.2
For Windows Vista
After the Adapter's driver has been installed, Windows Vista will display a wireless Network
Connection message like this one.
Figure 3-14
means the connection has been established. Icon
Icon
means there is no
connection.
To establish a connection, please follow the steps below.
1.
Right-click the icon
in your system tray, then click Connect to a network.
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Figure 3-15
2.
The following screen will show you available wireless networks. Highlight the one you want
to join, and then click Connect.
Figure 3-16
3.
To continue, click Connect Anyway. Click the Cancel button to end the connection.
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Figure 3-17
4.
If the connection is successful established, the following screen will appear, click close to
finish the connection.
Figure 3-18
3.3
For Windows 7
After the Adapter's driver has been installed, we have to use Windows WLAN Autoconfig to
establish a connection. Please follow the steps below.
1.
Click the icon
at the bottom of your screen in your system tray and then you will see
the available wireless network list. Select the SSID of your Access Point and click
Connect.
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Figure 3-19
2.
If your wireless network is secured, you will be required to enter the security key as shown
in Figure 3-20. Enter the passphrase, take 1234567890 for example. And then click OK.
Figure 3-20
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If the key entered is correct, you will successfully connect to the network as shown in
Figure 3-21.
Figure 3-21 Connecting
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Chapter 4 WPS Configuration
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function allows you to add a new wireless device to an existing
network quickly.
If the wireless card supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can establish a wireless
connection between wireless card and router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC)
method or PIN method.
First, the WPS software should be installed. Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive
and select the corresponding driver of WPS configuration. Double click on the driver to load the
following screen.
Figure 4-1
Then, please follow the clue of the Operation System to complete the WPS installation. After
that, WPS function can be enabled. Here we will introduce two ways to configure the WPS (For
the configuration of WPS, here takes the Wireless Router of our company for example).
4.1
1.
PBC (Push Button Configuration) method
Firstly, press the WPS button directly on the front panel of the Router shown in Figure 4-2.
Figure 4-2
2.
Double click the icon
on the desktop to open the WPS Utility and then you can see the
welcome screen shown as Figure 4-3. Click Next to continue. Then select Push the
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button on my access point in the next screen shown in Figure 4-4 and click Next.
Figure 4-3
Figure 4-4
3.
Then wait a minute until Figure 4-5 appears. Click Finish to complete the WPS
configuration.
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Figure 4-5
4.2
PIN method
There are two ways to configure the WPS by PIN method:
1)
Enter a PIN into your AP device.
2)
Enter the PIN from your AP device.
Following are the detailed configuration procedure of each way.
4.2.1 Enter a PIN into your AP device
1.
Double click the icon
on the desktop to open the WPS Utility and then you can see the
welcome screen shown as Figure 4-3. Click Next to continue. Figure 4-4 will appear. Select
the second option and you will see the PIN value of the adapter which is randomly
generated. Click Next.
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Figure 4-6
2.
Open the Router’s Web-based Utility and click WPS link on the left of the main menu. Then
Figure 4-7 will appear.
Figure 4-7
3.
Click Add device, then you can see Figure 4-8. Select Enter the new device’s PIN and
enter the PIN value of the adapter shown in Figure 4-8, click Connect.
Figure 4-8
4.
When Figure 4-5 appears, the WPS configuration is complete.
4.2.2 Enter the PIN from your AP device
1.
Open the WPS Utility and you will see Figure 4-3. Click Next to continue. Then Figure 4-4
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will appear. Select the third option and enter the PIN value which is labeled on the bottom
of the Router. Click Next.
Figure 4-9
2.
When Figure 4-5 appears, the WPS configuration is complete.
) Note:
If you generate a new PIN code for your Router, please enter the new one instead.
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Appendix A: Specifications
Normal
Interface
32 bit PCI Interface
Standards
IEEE802.11n; IEEE802.11g; IEEE802.11b;
Operating System
Windows 7, 2000, XP, Vista
Throughput
300Mbps (Maximal)
27/54/81/108/162/216/243/270Mbps
13.5/27/40.5/54/81/108/121.5/135Mbps
Radio Data Rate
13/26/39/52/78/104/117/130Mbps
6.5/13/19.5/26/39/52/58.5/65Mbps
1/2/5.5/11Mbps
(Auto Rate Sensing)
11b:CCK,QPSK,BPSK;
Modulation
11g:OFDM;
11n: QPSK,BPSK,16-QAM,64-QAM
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA with ACK
Data Security
WPA/WPA2; 64/128/152-bit WEP; TKIP/AES
Frequency
2.4 ~ 2.4835GHz
Spread Spectrum
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Safety & Emissions
FCC, CE
Environmental and Physical
Operating Temp.
0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage Temp.
-40℃~ 70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Humidity
10% ~ 95% RH, Non-condensing
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Appendix B: Glossary
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802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless product networking at 11 Mbps using
direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio
spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to
as Wi-Fi networks.
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802.11g - specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using direct-sequence
spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology, using OFDM modulation and operating in the
unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and backward compatibility with IEEE 802.11b devices,
and WEP encryption for security.
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802.11n - 802.11n builds upon previous 802.11 standards by adding MIMO (multiple-input
multiple-output). MIMO uses multiple transmitter and receiver antennas to allow for increased
data throughput via spatial multiplexing and increased range by exploiting the spatial diversity,
perhaps through coding schemes like Alamouti coding. The Enhanced Wireless Consortium
(EWC)[3] was formed to help accelerate the IEEE 802.11n development process and promote
a technology specification for interoperability of next-generation wireless local area
networking (WLAN) products.
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Ad-hoc Network - An ad-hoc network is a group of computers, each with a Wireless Adapter,
connected as an independent 802.11 wireless LAN. Ad-hoc wireless computers operate on a
peer-to-peer basis, communicating directly with each other without the use of an access point.
Ad-hoc mode is also referred to as an Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS) or as
peer-to-peer mode, and is useful at a departmental scale or SOHO operation.
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DSSS - (Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum) - DSSS generates a redundant bit pattern for all
data transmitted. This bit pattern is called a chip (or chipping code). Even if one or more bits
in the chip are damaged during transmission, statistical techniques embedded in the receiver
can recover the original data without the need of retransmission. To an unintended receiver,
DSSS appears as low power wideband noise and is rejected (ignored) by most narrowband
receivers. However, to an intended receiver (i.e. another wireless LAN endpoint), the DSSS
signal is recognized as the only valid signal, and interference is inherently rejected (ignored).
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FHSS - (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) - FHSS continuously changes (hops) the
carrier frequency of a conventional carrier several times per second according to a
pseudo-random set of channels. Because a fixed frequency is not used, and only the
transmitter and receiver know the hop patterns, interception of FHSS is extremely difficult.
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Infrastructure Network - An infrastructure network is a group of computers or other devices,
each with a Wireless Adapter, connected as an 802.11 wireless LAN. In infrastructure mode,
the wireless devices communicate with each other and to a wired network by first going
through an access point. An infrastructure wireless network connected to a wired network is
referred to as a Basic Service Set (BSS). A set of two or more BSS in a single network is
referred to as an Extended Service Set (ESS). Infrastructure mode is useful at a corporation
scale, or when it is necessary to connect the wired and wireless networks.
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Spread Spectrum - Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique
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developed by the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-critical communications systems.
It is designed to trade off bandwidth efficiency for reliability, integrity, and security. In other
words, more bandwidth is consumed than in the case of narrowband transmission, but the
trade off produces a signal that is, in effect, louder and thus easier to detect, provided that the
receiver knows the parameters of the spread-spectrum signal being broadcast. If a receiver is
not tuned to the right frequency, a spread-spectrum signal looks like background noise.
There are two main alternatives, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency
Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS).
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SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key
identifying a wireless local area network. For the wireless devices in a network to
communicate with each other, all devices must be configured with the same SSID. This is
typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card. It corresponds to the ESSID in
the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name. See also Wireless Network
Name and ESSID.
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WEP - (Wired Equivalent Privacy) - A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or
152-bit shared key algorithm, as described in the IEEE 802.11 standard. To gain access to a
WEP network, you must know the key. The key is a string of characters that you create.
When using WEP, you must determine the level of encryption. The type of encryption
determines the key length. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption.
Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal - using characters 0-9, A-F) or
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange – alphanumeric characters)
format. ASCII format is provided so you can enter a string that is easier to remember. The
ASCII string is converted to HEX for use over the network. Four keys can be defined so that
you can change keys easily.
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Wi-Fi - A trade name for the 802.11b wireless networking standard, given by the Wireless
Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA, see http://www.wi-fi.net), an industry standards
group promoting interoperability among 802.11b devices.
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WLAN - (Wireless Local Area Network) - A group of computers and associated devices
communicate with each other wirelessly, which network serving users are limited in a local
area.
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WPA - (Wi-Fi Protected Access) - A wireless security protocol uses TKIP (Temporal Key
Integrity Protocol) encryption, which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server.
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