IEEE 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter
User’s Guide
Version: 3.0 — August 2001
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Table of Contents
1. Welcome……………………………………………………………4
1.1 Kit Contents................................................................................ 5
1.2 Main Feature of WLAN USB Adapter ....................................... 7
1.3 Wireless Networking Scenarios.................................................. 9
1.4 Advantages for Using Wireless Network.................................. 12
2. Quick Start to Wireless Networking……………….……………14
3. Step-by-Step Installation Guide…………………………………18
3.1 Install the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility / Driver ............. 19
3.2 Install the USB Adapter............................................................ 24
3.3 IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility ........................................... 26
3.3.1 Setting ................................................................................ 27
3.3.2 Statistics............................................................................. 29
3.3.3 Site Survey ......................................................................... 30
3.3.4 Encryption ......................................................................... 31
3.3.5 Advanced ........................................................................... 34
3.3.6 Version............................................................................... 36
3.4 Remove your USB Adapter ...................................................... 37
3.5 Uninstall the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility / Driver......... 38
4. Network Application…………………………………………….40
4.1 Surveying the Network Neighborhood ..................................... 41
4.2 File Sharing in Microsoft Windows 98..................................... 43
4.3 Printer Sharing in Windows 98................................................. 46
4.4 Using the Shared Folder ........................................................... 48
4.5 Using the Shared Network printer ............................................ 49
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5. Specifications……………………………………………………..50
5.1 Physical Specifications ............................................................. 50
5.2 Available Channels in Each Country........................................ 51
5.3 Networking Compliant Standards............................................. 52
5.4 Operating Specifications........................................................... 53
6. Troubleshooting………………………………………………….56
6.1 Check the Various Properties of the Card ................................ 57
6.2 Microsoft Networking Checklist .............................................. 59
6.3 Others ....................................................................................... 64
Regulatory Information……………………………………………65
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1. Welcome
Thank you for purchasing our IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN USB Adapter,
and welcome to Wireless LAN—the easy way to wireless networking.
This user guide introduces to you the IEEE802.11b USB Adapter and
describes the most common configurations, which will help you connect
to your network easily.
Please read this manual to get familiar with the IEEE802.11b Wireless
LAN. This manual contains detailed instructions in operation of this
product. Please keep this manual for future reference.
As this product is designed to run under Microsoft Windows, it is
recommended to be installed by people who are familiar with the
installation procedures for network operating systems under Microsoft
Windows.
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1.1 Kit Contents
The IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN kit should include the following
items:
a. 1 USB Adapter
b. 1 USB Cable.
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c.
1 CD including:
1. IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility &
Driver software
2. Acrobat Reader 4.05
3. User Manual PDF file
d. Quick Start Guide
e. The User’s Manual (this document)
If any of the items mentioned above are damaged or missing, please
contact your distributor.
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1.2 Main Feature of WLAN USB Adapter
A. Power ON/OFF LED
B. Status LED
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Off: No wireless activity
Blinking: Sensing/transmitting wireless
data
Solid Yellow Green: Standard operational
mode
C. USB Connector
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USB WLAN Adapter features:
1.
High-speed wireless connection, up to 11 Mbps
2.
IEEE802.11b (DSSS) standard for 2.4 GHz Wireless
LAN
3.
Plug-and-Play installation
4.
Solid design with an integrated antenna
5.
Full mobility and seamless cell-to-cell roaming
6.
Automatic scale back at per packet level
USB WLAN Adapter supports:
1.
Automatic load balancing for optimized bandwidth
2.
Advanced power management
3.
Supports Windows98/2000/Me,CE
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1.3 Wireless Networking Scenarios
As our IEEE802.11b USB Adapter is interoperable and compatible with
other IEEE 802.11b compliant products from other manufacturers, it
offers you the most freedom to establish your ideal wireless network.
Therefore, after installing IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN, you can
connect your computer to:
a.
A Peer-to-Peer Workgroup of IEEE802.11b compliant wireless
devices.
b.
A LAN (Local Area Network) constructed by Access Point(s) or
other IEEE802.11b compliant systems.
c.
Share your Internet access by using just one connection,
share printers and other peripheral devices, share data and
image files between networked PCs, play multi-player games,
and use other network enabled sharing resources.
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A.
Peer-to-Peer Networking:
An Ad Hoc Network could be easily set up with some
PCs and this IEEE802.11b USB WLAN USB Adapters
or our other WLAN devices. Therefore, it is very
suitable to build a network for temporary use, for
example, for new sales point/branch, for
demonstration in exhibition, and alike.
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B.
Cooperate LAN (Local Area Networking):
With some IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapters and Access
Points, it is easy to construct a LAN with access to Internet
for enterprise use.
The construction is quite easy that WLAN card and Access
Point will automatically work at the most suitable frequency
when Access Point is set within the proper range.
In addition, commonly manufacturers will bundle the
Site-Survey tool for users to check the communication
quality.
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1.4 Advantages
Network
for
Using
Wireless
IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN can wirelessly transmit and receive data,
minimizing the need for wired connections, at a speed of up to eleven
megabit per second. With IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN you can locate
your PC wherever you want without wires and cables.
IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN provides LAN users with an access to
real-time information anywhere in their organization. The mobility
provides effectiveness and efficiency, which are not available under
wired networks.
The IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN configuration is easy to switch between
peer-to-peer networks, suitable for a small number of users, and full
infrastructure networks of thousands of users that allow roaming around
a broad area.
Therefore, you may see many advantages for adopting Wireless
Networking as follows:
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Less Space Limits: USB Adapter provides access to
network services without wires; therefore, it gives you more
freedom to allocate and style your living and working space.
In addition, in some areas where is hard or expensive to
connect to wired networks, such as historic buildings,
classrooms or mobile connectivity, then you can count on
wireless networking.
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Flexible Workgroups and Lower Cost: For workspaces that
are frequently reconfigured for temporarily use such as
demo in exhibitions, wireless networking is easy to set up
of lower total cost—and all equipments are recyclable. You
do not have to remove the old wires and then build up the
new ones again and again.
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Networked Conference Rooms: Users can access the
network as they move from a meeting to another, getting
the access to information/data and the ability to
communicate decisions while “on the go”.
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Ad Hoc Networking: On site consulting and small
workgroups may increase productivity with quick network
setup and collaboration software.
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Branch office Networking: With an Access Point to bridge
between the LAN and Internet, wireless networking
provides an easy to install, use and maintain network for a
remote or sales office.
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Campus-Wide Network Mobility: The roaming capabilities allow
enterprise to set up easy to use wireless networks that cover the
entire campus transparently.
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2. Quick Start to Wireless Networking
1. Insert the installation CD, and it will automatically start the
setup program for WLAN Utility and driver.
2. Follow the installation wizard to complete the software
installation process, and then reboot your PC/notebook after
the software installation is done. (See P.19~23: Step 2~8)
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3. After restarting your PC/notebook, insert USB adapter into
USB connector of the notebook or desktop.
4.Operation System will detect new device and prompt the driver
automatically.
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5.Double click the shortcut icon of WLAN USB, and then check
the toolbar at the bottom of the screen—there is a small icon
to indicate the connection status. Red color means no
connection and green color means connected (If red color
appears, please repeat from step1).
6. Please choose “Infrastructure” mode and type “WLAN” in SSID
column.
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7. Now you may enter “Internet Explorer” to surf the Internet. Freely
without wires
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3. Step-by-Step Installation Guide
This section will lead you through the installation of USB Adapter
and IEEE802.11b USB WLAN software in details. People who
are familiar with the installation and settings of wireless device
may refer to quick start guide for to establish a network in a snap.
To establish your wireless network connection, the following
steps should be executed:
1.
Install the software by using the installation CD.
2.
Install the USB Wireless LAN Adapter.
3.
Install the required network protocols to communicate with
your network. Mostly, you will need to set the TCP / IP
protocol.
The product is designed to operate under Windows 98, Windows
Me, and Windows 2000. Thus the installation procedure is about
the same. Please follow up the installation wizard that provided
by your system to install the software. The example here is
based on Windows 98SE.
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3.1 Install the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN
Utility / Driver
NOTE: Please install the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility /
Driver first prior to inserting the IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN
USB Adapter.
1. Insert the IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN installation
CD into your CD-ROM drive. The setup program will then
automatically start.
2. As the setup program starts and the setup screen
appears, please select “ Next “ to go to the next screen.
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3. Please select the applications you would like to install,
and click “Next“. To go on the installation, please select
“Install IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Driver and Utility” and
then go on to Step 4. If you select “Browse User Manual“,
system will prompt a message to suggest you install the
Acrobat Reader—please go on to Step 7.
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4. The default destination folder is displayed in the setup
dialog column. You may change the default folder by
clicking “Browse“ to select the destination folder you prefer.
Click “ Next “ to go to the next screen.
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5. Select the Program Folder for IEEE802.11b USB WLAN
Utility and click “Next “.
6. You will be asked if you wish to add an IEEE802.11b USB
WLAN Utility shortcut to your desktop. Click “ Yes “.
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7. The user manual is published in Portable Document Format
(PDF). If Acrobat Reader does not exist in your system, the
following message will be prompted to automatically enter
the Acrobat Reader installation screen. Please follow the
instructions to complete the Acrobat Reader 4.05 installation.
8. The Driver and Help files will be copied to the system. Wait
for the setup program to finish the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN
installation. Then select “Yes“ and click “Finish“ to complete
the installation. It is recommended to close other applications
before rebooting your system.
9. Regarding the installation of IEEE802.11b USB Adapter,
please refer to the next chapter 3.2 “Install the USB
Adapter.“
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3.2 Install the USB Adapter
NOTE: The IEEE802.11b USB WLAN driver and utility are
included in the accompanying installation CD. Please follow the
installation procedures in Section 3.1. (Your USB Adapter will not
work properly if the driver and utilities are not installed correctly.)
1. After completing the software installation, please connect the
USB Adapter to your PC/notebook with the USB cable.
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2. After connecting the USB Adapter to your PC/notebook, the
setup will automatically start.
NOTE: If you are asked to insert a “Windows 98
CD-ROM“ during the installation, insert your “Windows 98
CD-ROM“ and click “Yes“. Once the setup task is completed, the
“Microsoft Internet Explorer“ should start up. Please close it.
3. When the USB Adapter setup task is completed, you can start
the IEEE 802.11b USB WLAN Utility. To start the utility, please
refer to the chapter 3.3 “ IEEE 802.11b USB WLAN Utility“.
Additional Note for Windows 2000
If you install the IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN under Windows
2000, it will be a little bit different from Windows 98 or ME. A
message will be prompted as follows, click “Yes” to complete the
USB adapter setup.
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3.3 IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility
IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter has its own management
software, named IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility, and users can
control all functions provided with it. The Utility icon will appear in
the taskbar by clicking the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility
shortcut on your desktop. The Utility screen includes six tabs:
Monitor, Statistics, Site Survey, Encryption, Advanced, and
Version.
In Ad Hoc mode, in one workgroup, the Channel and SSID of
each station must be the same—therefore they can communicate
with each other within the local LAN properly. Moreover, all
connected computers should have the same net ID and subnet
ID. You can follow the procedure below to check whether you
have set the same net ID and subnet ID with other stations in the
workgroup:
1.
Right-click on the Network Neighborhood on your desktop
and then click on “Properties”.
2.
In Configuration, click on “TCP/IP -> IEEE802.11b USB
WLAN Adapter” and then click on “Properties”.
Click on “IP Address”.
3.
4.
Click on “Specify an IP Address” and make sure the net ID and
subnet ID of all the connected computers being the same.
To open IEEE802.11b Utility, please double click the icon
in the taskbar.
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3.3.1 Setting
• Operating Mode:
If you want to connect to an Access Point, please set the mode
as ”Infrastructure”. If you have more stations and just want to set
them as a local network, please set the Mode as ” Ad Hoc”.
• Channel:
It shows the radio channel number that is used for networking.
The Channel number must be the same among stations, so that
computers can communicate within the local LAN. It can be
changed only under the Ad Hoc Mode. If the Mode is
Infrastructure, this parameter will not be active.
• SSID:
SSID is the group name shared by every member of your wireless
network .You will only be able to connect with an Access Point
(AP), which has the same SSID. Please note that the SSID will be
case sensitive. Please note that when you are in the Ad-hoc
mode, the SSID must be the same among stations so that
computers can communicate within the local LAN properly.
• Tx Rate:
The USB Adapter supports 4 transmission rates: 1Mbps, 2Mbps,
5.5Mbps, and 11Mbps. You may set the TX rate manually, or
select the “Fully Auto” mode to let it run at the most proper rate
automatically.
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• MAC Address:
It displays the MAC address of your IEEE802.11b USB device,
and the parameter cannot be changed.
• Other information:
The Signal Strength and Link Quality will be shown in the screen
below under the Status of your USB adapter,
• Status:
If you set the operation mode as “Ad Hoc“, the Status column will
show the “OK” while the link quality is fine. If you set the
operation mode as “Infrastructure”, the Status column will show
the BSSID of the AP that you are associating with.
If you would like to change the parameter(s) of the “Setting”,
please follow the steps as follows:
1. Click the “Change” button first.
2. Choose the parameter(s) you wish to change.
3. After changing the
parameter(s), please click
on the “Submit” button to
finish.
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3.3.2 Statistics
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The following screen shows various statistics including the
Data Packets, Management Packets and Rejected Packets
in transmitting and receiving status.
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You can click the “Clear” button to reset the statistics data.
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3.3.3 Site Survey
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The screen shows the messages of all the Access Points
within the communication range of your IEEE 802.11b USB
Adapter. The messages include BSSID, SSID, Signal, the
Channel used by each AP, and the Encryption status
(enabled or not).
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You can click the Rescan button to search the new AP.
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You can double-click the BSSID to choose the AP that you
wish to connect to.
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3.3.4 Encryption
You may enhance the security level of wireless network by
enabling the Encryption function.
• WEP Key to use:
You can choose one of the four Keys you typed (Key1~Key4) as
the WEP Key.
• WEP Mode:
If you set the Mode Optional, your device can communicate with
the stations with disabled WEP. Otherwise, if you set the Mode
Mandatory, then your device cannot communicate with the
stations with disabled WEP.
• Authentication Type:
Mostly, Open System Authentication algorithm is adopted. In
Shard Key Authentication algorithm, you must have WEP on, the
algorithm should be different, and some steps use packets with
encryption by transferring a challenge text. In order to choose
which authentication algorithm will be used, you must know which
one the AP supports first. Most of the APs only support Open
System.
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! Caution:
WEP Key needs to be the same for all IEEE802.11b stations.
Follow the steps below to set your WEP:
(1) Select the Encryption type: 64bit or 128bit.
(2) Type WEP Key: If you select 64bit, you must type 10
values in the following range (0~F) from Key1 to Key
4 space. Besides, if you select 128bit, you must type
26 values (0~F) in each WEP Key from Key 1 to Key
4. Please note that all the WEP Keys (key1~key4)
have to be filled.
(3) Select WEP Key: Select one of WEP Key from Key1
to Key4 for using.
(4) Choose the WEP Mode: Mandatory for
communicating with all stations having WEP enabled
or Optional for WEP disabled.
(5) Select the Authentication Type: Open System or
Shared Key.
(6) After all the settings are completed, click on Submit
button to save the setting.
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3.3.5 Advanced
• The screen shows the advanced setting of the IEEE802.11b
USB WLAN Utility, and it includes Preamble Type,
Fragmentation Threshold, and RTS / CTS Threshold. We
suggest using the default settings—Preamble Type: Long.
• You may change the Preamble Type by ticking the two options:
“Long” or “Short”.
• To change the parameters of Fragmentation Threshold, you
may move the mouse pointer on the measure to adjust the
value.
• To change the parameters of RTS/ CTS Threshold, you may
move the mouse pointer on the measure to adjust the value.
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• After adjusting the settings, please click on the “Submit”
button to save all the settings.
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3.3.6 Version
• The screen shows the version of Driver, Firmware, and
Application for IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility / Driver.
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3.4 Remove your USB Adapter
If you do not need the wireless connectivity of your IEEE802.11b
USB WLAN Adapter, you can unplug and remove your USB
adapter directly.
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Caution:
When removing the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter, you will
lose your connection to the network. Make sure you have closed
all files and network applications (such as e-mail) prior to
removing the USB Adapter.
Additional Note for
Windows 2000
If you directly remove
your USB device in
Windows 2000, a
message of unsafe
remove device will be
prompted as follows.
Please click OK.
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3.5 Uninstall the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN
Utility / Driver
If you do not need the wireless connectivity of your IEEE802.11b
USB WLAN Adapter…
1. First you should disconnect and remove the IEEE802.11b
USB WLAN Adapter. (See 3.4)
2. To uninstall the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility and Driver,
please follow the process as follows:
Start Manu # Programs # IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility #
IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Un-Installation
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3. You will be asked if you are sure to uninstall the IEEE802.11b
USB WLAN Utility and all of its components. Click “ Yes “ to
run the un-installation or click “ No “ to exit.
4. Now the un-installation is completed. Please click “ Finish “.
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4. Network Application
This section consists of the network applications of IEEE802.11b USB
WLAN Adapter, including:
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How to Survey the network neighborhood
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How to Share Your Folder with Your Network Member(s)
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How to Share Your Printer with Your Network Member(s)
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How to Access the Shared Folder(s)/File(s) of Your Network
Members(s)
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How to Use the Shared Printer(s) of Your Network
Member(s)
In fact, the network applications of IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter
are the same as they are in a wired network environment.
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4.1 Surveying the Network Neighborhood
When multiple base stations are up and running in your wireless
network, you can use the procedure described below to display
the other computers:
1. Start Windows Explorer.
2. Scroll down the list of files and folders to look for the item
Network Neighborhood.
3. Double-click the Network Neighborhood item to display
all stations in your Microsoft Networking Group.
4. To display other workgroups in the network environment,
double-click the Entire Network icon.
5. If there is a second network operating system running in
your network environment (for example a Novell
NetWare network), the “Entire Network” window will also
display available servers running under the second
network operating system. If you click on these servers,
you may be asked to enter your user name and password
that applies to the other network operating system. If you
cannot find it, verify whether the other wireless
computers are:
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Powered up and logged on to the network.
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Configured to operate with identical Microsoft
Network settings concerning:
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Networking Protocol.
$
Wireless Network Name.
To enable the sharing of Internet access, you should set your
IEEE802.11b USB WLAN mode as “Infrastructure“ and connect
to the access point. When the procedure is completed, an access
point will appear on the Wireless LAN Neighborhood of
IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility. Double-click it to enter the
Network Neighborhood folder. This folder contains the links to all
the computers in your workgroup on the entire network.
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4.2 File Sharing in Microsoft Windows 98
IEEE802.11b USB WLAN allows the sharing of files between
computers that are logged onto the same wireless network. If you
want to share your folder “My Documents“ with other computers
of the wireless network, please follow the steps below:
1. First, locate the folder “My Documents“ and right click on it.
2. Select “Sharing“ from the option list.
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3. Select “Shared As“ to open your folder for file sharing. You
can also select and define the level of access for your folder.
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•
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If “Read-Only“ is selected, the other users in the
wireless network can only copy files from your folder.
Neither copying files into your folder nor any change
of files is allowed.
If “Full“ is selected, the other users in the wireless
network will have full access into your folder. They
can copy to and from your folder as well as modify
files.
You can also set the option to “Depends on
Password“ wherein the other users in the wireless
network can access to your folder through a set
password. The set password will determine if the
user can only read your folder or has full access to
your folder.
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4. Click “Apply“ or “OK“ to activate the options that you have set.
Now you can see the folder “My Documents“ with a small
hand under it. The folder is now open for file sharing.
Sharing files in the IEEE802.11b wireless network will be like
sharing files on a wired LAN.
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4.3 Printer Sharing in Windows 98
In order to share your printer with other stations of the same
across the network, you have to set it as a network printer—the
instructions are as follows:
1. Click the “ Start “ button, point to the “ Settings “, and then click
“ Printers “.
2. In the Printers window, click the printer you want to share.
3. Click “Sharing“ on the “File“ menu.
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4. Click the Sharing tab, and then click “Shared As“. If necessary,
enter a password.
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4.4 Using the Shared Folder
If you would like to access a shared folder stored in other stations
of same network, please follow the process below:
1.
Double-click the “Network Neighborhood“ icon, and then
double-click the computer where the shared folder is
located.
2.
Double-click the folder you want to connect to.
3.
Now you may open the needed file(s).
Note: If a password is required, the Windows will prompt a
password column to you. Then you need to enter the password
that had been assigned to this shared folder.
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4.5 Using the Shared Network printer
To use the shared network printer(s), please refer to the following
process:
1. In the “Network Neighborhood“, locate and double-click the
computer where the printer you want to use is located.
2. Double-click the printer icon in the window.
3. To set up the printer, follow the instructions on the screen.
Note:
1. After you have set up a network printer, you can use it as if it
were attached to your computer.
2. If a password is required, the Windows will prompt the
password column to you and you need to enter the password
that had been assigned to this shared printer.
Whenever printing a document through the network, be sure to
select the printer that is set as the network printer.
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5. Specifications
5.1 Physical Specifications
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
Weight
80g
Host Interface
USB 1.1 Compliant
Antenna
Internal Patch Antenna Supporting
Diversity
Status Indicator
LED (Indicates RF/Link Activity)
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120 X 77 x 25mm
5.2 Available Channels in Each Country
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5.3 Networking Compliant Standards
Standard
IEEE802.11b Wi-Fi Compliment
Host Systems
Windows98/2000/Me,CE
Media Access
Protocol
CSMA/CA with ACK
Network Protocol TCP / IP, IPX , NetBEUI
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5.4 Operating Specifications
Frequency Band
2.400 ~ 2.4835GHz (subject to local
regulations)
Number of Channel: USA and Canada -11
Most France -4
European countries -13
Operating Voltage:
5V
Spreading:
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread
Spectrum)
Date rate:
11Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps
Nominal Temp Range: 17 dBm
Transmit Power:
Extended Temp Range: 14 dBm min.
Transmit power, 2.7v to 3v: 14 dBm min.
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Receive Sensitivity: Nominal Temp Range:
-1 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -90 dBm,
minimum
-5.5 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -87 dBm,
minimum
-11 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -84 dBm,
minimum
Extended Temp Range:
-1 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -84 dBm,
minimum
-5.5 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -81 dBm,
minimum
-11 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -78 dBm,
minimum
Modulation:
11 Mbps and 5.5 Mbps CCK; 2 Mbps:
DQPSK; 1Mbps: DBPSK;
Security:
64-bit,128-bit WEP Encryption
Temperature Range: -10 ~ 50°XC (Operating),
-20 ~ 70°XC (Storing)
Humidity:
Max. 95% Non-condensing
Operating Range:
Open Space: 100 - 300m;
Indoor: 35m - 100m
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Roaming:
Full mobility and seamless roaming
from cell to cell and across access
points (subject to access point)
Management Utility: Link Config for network join and
diagnostics
EMC certification:
FCC part 15 class in US, ETSI 300.328
and CE EMC-EEC in Europe
Warranty:
1 year, optional 3 years
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6. Troubleshooting
If you encounter some problems while installing the IEEE802.11b
USB WLAN Adapter or you want to confirm whether the USB
Adapter is installed properly or not, please refer to the procedure
below after you have installed the USB Adapter.
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6.1 Check the Various Properties of the
Card
To verify if the driver has been set in your computer properly, you
can follow the procedures below.
• Right-click “My Computer“ and then select “Properties“; then
you will enter your system properties. Select the Device Manager
and click the Network Adapter. You will find the IEEE802.11b
USB WLAN PC Card if it is installed successfully.
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• If there is a Question-mark (?) or an Exclamation-mark (!) in
yellow on your IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter in the previous
picture, please make sure you have inserted the right USB
Adapter, and installed the proper driver and utility as well. If you
are not sure, you may follow the procedure below to reinstall
(update) the driver.
a. Enter “System Properties” and click “Device Manager” on
upper menu.
b. Click “Network Adapter” and choose IEEE802.11b Wireless
LAN Adapter
c. Select “Driver” on the upper menu of IEEE802.11b Wireless
LAN Adapter properties, and then click on “Update Driver”
button.
d. Follow the Update Device Driver Wizard to complete the driver
installation.
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6.2 Microsoft Networking Checklist
In order to run the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN properly, some
network items must be presented in the Microsoft “Network
Neighborhood“ setup. To check and activate the network setup,
right-click the “Network Neighborhood“ and select “Properties”.
The following items should be presented in the network setup:
1. IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN Adapter
2. IPX / SPX-compatible
Wireless LAN Adapter
Protocol
->IEEE802.11b
USB
3. NetBEUI -> IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN Adapter
4. TCP / IP -> IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN Adapter
5. File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks.
6. Client for Microsoft Networks
If any of these items are missing, please follow the instructions
below to install them properly:
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Set up the Network Protocols:
• Refer to the picture above—Click “Add“ button to enter the
windows displayed below.
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•
Click “Add“ and then choose the network protocol. Select
Microsoft as the manufacturer and pick “NetBEUI“, “TCP/IP“,
and “IPX/SPX-compatible“ for the network protocols. After all,
click “OK“.
•
Now your network protocol should be set. Please check if
your network needs any special requirements to operate in
your office environment.
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Network Service for Microsoft Networking:
•
Click “Add“ and select “Service“.
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•
Select “Microsoft“ as the manufacturer and choose “File and
printer sharing for Microsoft Networks“ for network service;
•
Click “ OK “ to set the network service.
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6.3 Others
Additional Note for Windows 98 earlier edition
If your system is running Windows 98 first edition, you may use
one of the following ways to make IEEE 802.11b WLAN Utility
work properly.
1. Copy and replace the file MFC42.dll from c:\windows\system
of Windows 98SE to the same directory of your Windows 98
first edition.
2. Upgrade your system and IE from Microsoft web site.
P/N: 49.WS813.008
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Regulatory Information
The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television
interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other
than specified. The correction of interference caused by such
unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment will be the
responsibility of the user. Built-in antennas, whether installed indoors or
out, should be installed only by experienced antenna installation
professionals who are familiar with local building and safety codes and,
wherever applicable, are licensed by the appropriate government
regulatory authorities.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for
an uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum
distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.
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USA – Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for Class B Digital Devices, 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
instruction, 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and the
receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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Canada – Industry Canada (IC)
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
EU Declaration of Conformity (Europe)
USB adapter conforms to the specifications listed below,
following the provisions of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
and the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
Safety
EN60950/IEC950
EMC
EN55022/CISPR22 Class B
EN50082-1
EN61000-3-2/EN61000-3-3
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