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CONTENT
Package Contents ........................................................................................................ 1
Chapter 1
Product Overview ................................................................................... 2
1.1
Introduction .............................................................................................................................2
1.2
Features ..................................................................................................................................2
1.3
Hardware Overview ................................................................................................................2
Chapter 2
Installation .............................................................................................. 3
2.1
Hardware Installation ..............................................................................................................3
2.2
Software Installation ................................................................................................................4
Chapter 3
Connect to a Wireless Network ............................................................. 8
3.1
To connect using ROSEWILL WIRELESS N UTILITY ...........................................................8
3.2
To connect using WPS .........................................................................................................11
3.2.1 PBC (Push Button Configuration) method ..........................................................................11
3.2.2 PIN method .........................................................................................................................13
3.3
To connect using Windows built-in Wireless Utility................................................................15
3.3.1 In Windows XP ...................................................................................................................15
3.3.2 In Windows Vista ................................................................................................................17
3.3.3 In Windows 7 ......................................................................................................................19
3.3.4 In Windows 8 ......................................................................................................................20
3.3.5 In Windows 8.1 ...................................................................................................................22
Chapter 4
Management ......................................................................................... 25
4.1 Profile.........................................................................................................................................25
4.1.1 Add a profile ........................................................................................................................25
4.1.2 Modify a profile....................................................................................................................29
4.1.3 Delete a profile....................................................................................................................30
4.2
Advanced ..............................................................................................................................30
4.3
About .....................................................................................................................................31
Chapter 5
AP Mode (For Windows 7 and Windows 8) ....................................... 32
Chapter 6
Uninstall Software ................................................................................ 34
6.1
In Windows XP/Vista/7 ..........................................................................................................34
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6.1.1 Uninstall the Utility software from your PC .........................................................................34
6.1.2 Uninstall the Driver software from your PC ........................................................................35
6.2
In Windows 8/8.1...................................................................................................................37
6.2.1 Uninstall the Utility software from your PC .........................................................................37
6.2.2 Uninstall the Driver software from your PC ........................................................................39
Appendix A: Specifications ....................................................................................... 37
Appendix B: Glossary ................................................................................................ 38
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Package Contents
Please verify that all the package contents below are available.

One Rosewill RNWD-N9003PCE Dual Band Wireless PCIE Adapter

Quick Installation Guide

One Resource CD for RNWD-N9003PCE, including:

Rosewill Wireless N Utility and Drivers

User Guide
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Other helpful information
Make sure that the above items are contained in the package. If any of the above items is damaged
or missing, please contact your distributor.
 Note:
The ‘adapter’ mentioned in this User Guide stands for RNWD-N9003PCE N900 Wireless Dual Band
PCI-E Adapter without any explanation.
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Introduction
The adapter is a dual band 802.11n client device designed to deliver a high-speed wireless
performance for your desktop. With a faster wireless connection, you can get a better Internet
experience, such as downloading, gaming, and video streaming.
With the 802.11n technology, higher throughput improvements using 3T3R, the RNWD-N9003PCE’s
auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer rate of up to 450Mbps for maximum throughput. It
has good capability on anti-jamming, and it can also interoperate with other wireless (802.11a/b/g)
products. The adapter supports WEP, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and WPA/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 will guide you step-by-step
through the installation process and the Rosewill Wireless N Utility will instruct you to quickly set up
a wireless connection.
With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security protection, the RNWD-N9003PCE
is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your desktop.
1.2
Features

Supports dual-band, 2.4GHz or 5GHz

Seamlessly compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n products
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Experience smoother video streaming and online gaming by choosing the clearer 5GHz band for
wireless connections
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Supports 6 4 /128
I E E E 802.1X
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Supports Windows XP 32/64bit, Vista 32/64bit, Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit,
Windows 8.1 32/64bit
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Supports ad-hoc and infrastructure mode

Bundled utility provides quick & hassle-free installation
1.3
W EP,
W PA /WPA2,
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
(TKIP/AES),
supports
Hardware Overview
LED status:
Status
Off
Flashing Slowly
Working Status
The driver has not been installed;
The radio of adapter has been disabled.
The driver has been installed but no data is being transmitted or received.
Flashing Quickly Data is being transmitted or received.
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Installation
Please install the PCI-E adapter into your computer before installing the driver and utility software
from the Resource CD.
2.1
Hardware Installation
1.
Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the computer.
2.
Open the case and locate an available PCI-E slot. Remove the metal slot cover on the back of
the PC. Keep the screws. Turn to your computer manufacturer for instructions if needed.
3.
Insert the PCI-E adapter into the PCI-E slot. Make sure that all of its pins have touched the
slot's contacts. Once the adapter has been firmly inserted, screw its fastening tab. Then, close
your PC case.
4.
Insert the power cable back into the computer and turn on your computer.
 Note:
When the hardware has been successfully installed on your computer, you may be prompted
'Found New Hardware Wizard' (as shown in Figure 2-1 and Figure 2-2); please click Cancel, and
then follow the Software Installation steps to install driver and utility for your adapter.
Figure 2-1 Found New Hardware Wizard in Windows XP
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Figure 2-2 Found New Hardware Wizard in Windows Vista
2.2
Software Installation
The adapter’s Setup Wizard will guide you through the installation procedures for Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The procedures in different systems are quite similar,
therefore here we use the procedures in Windows 7 as an example.
1.
Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click Computer, and then
double-click the CD/DVD Drive where the installation CD was placed. Open RNWDN9003PCE folder, and double-click Setup.exe to begin.
2.
The Install Shield Wizard window will appear. Click Next to continue.
Figure 2-3
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Choose a setup type. It is recommended to select Install Rosewill Wireless Configuration
Utility and Driver. Selecting Install Driver Only can only install driver. Click Next to continue.
Figure 2-4
4.
Click Change to specify the destination location for the software or you can leave it default.
Click Next in the screen below to continue.
Figure 2-5
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Figure 2-6
6.
The utility and drivers will install. It may take 1~2 minutes.
Figure 2-7
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After all the steps above, you will see the screen below. Click Finish to complete the setup.
Figure 2-8
8.
After installation, the utility configuration page will automatically pop up as shown in the following
figure and the icon
will appear in your system tray. To connect to a network, please refer to
Chapter 3 Connect to a Wireless Network.
Figure 2-9
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Connect to a Wireless Network
With both the hardware and software successfully installed into your computer, you can quickly
connect to a wireless network using one of the following methods.

Method One: To connect using ROSEWILL WIRELESS N UTILITY
RNWD-N9003PCE uses the ROSEWILL WIRELESS N UTILITY as the management software. The
utility provides you an easy interface to connect to a network and to change any settings related to
the wireless adapter.
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Method Two: To connect using WPS
By this method, you can connect to your network quickly on the condition that your Router or
access point supports WPS or QSS as is called by some other products.

Method Three: To connect using Windows built-in wireless utility
Windows users may use the built-in wireless utility to connect to a wireless network. For specific
operations, please go to 3.3 To connect using Windows built-in wireless utility.
3.1
1.
To connect using ROSEWILL WIRELESS N UTILITY
After installation, the utility configuration page will automatically pop up on the screen. If the utility
page does not pop up, you can also launch the utility by double-clicking the
desktop.
icon on your
Figure 3-1
2.
The Network page will display all wireless networks that are available in your area. To
connect to a network, simply highlight the wireless network name (SSID) and click Connect. If
you tick Connect automatically, the adapter will automatically connect to your target network
next time.
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Figure 3-2
3.
You will be prompted different windows when you choose wireless network of different security
types.
1)
Wireless network of WPA/WPA2-Personal
If you selected a wireless network of the security type WPA/WPA2-Personal, you will be
prompted to enter the password in the security key field, as shown in Figure 3-3. Or you can
push the WPS/QSS button on your Router (if it features the WPS/QSS function) to quickly
build a connection without entering the security key (password).
Figure 3-3
 Note:
The security key (password) can be found on the configuration page of your Router or Access Point.
2)
Wireless network of WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
If you selected a wireless network of the security type WPA/WPA2-Enterprise, you will be
prompted to choose a type of authentication, either Certificate or Password. With Certificate
as your authentication, you need to select one specific certificate from the drop-down list,
as shown in Figure 3-4. With Password as your authentication, you should enter the right user
name and password in the corresponding field, as shown in Figure 3-5.
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Figure 3-4
Figure 3-5
3)
Wireless network of None
If you selected a wireless network of None (that is, no security is set.), you can get directly
connected to this network without any further configuration.
4.
Please wait a few minutes for the connection process.
Figure 3-6
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You have now successfully connected to your network. Click Close to enjoy the Internet.
Figure 3-7
6.
To view more information about the network currently connected, click Status in the tools
section and the page will display information such as the network type, channel, rate, etc.
Figure 3-8
3.2
To connect using WPS
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function allows you to add a new wireless device to an existing
network quickly.
If your wireless Router supports WPS or QSS (Quick Security Setup), you can establish a wireless
connection between wireless card and Router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC) method
or PIN method. Three WPS connection methods are listed in the following parts, while the third
method is only supported in Windows XP and Windows Vista.
3.2.1 PBC (Push Button Configuration) method
1.
Press the WPS or QSS button on the Router. Press the WPS/Reset button for 2~3 seconds.
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Open ROSEWILL WIRELESS N UTILITY and click WPS tab. Select Push the button on my
access point or wireless router and then click Connect.
Figure 3-9
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The adapter will be connecting to the target network.
Figure 3-10
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When the following window appears, you have successfully connected to the network.
Figure 3-11
3.2.2 PIN method
There are two ways to configure the WPS by PIN method:
1) Enter the PIN from your Router or AP device.
2) Enter a PIN into your Router or AP device. (This method is only available in Windows XP and
Windows Vista.)
Following are the detailed configuration procedures of each way.
3.2.2.1. Enter the PIN from your Router or AP device
1.
Open ROSEWILL WIRELESS N UTILITY and click WPS tab. Select Enter the PIN of my
access point or wireless router. In the empty field beside PIN, enter the PIN labeled on the
bottom of the Router (here takes 69409325 for example). If you have generated a new PIN code
for your Router, please enter the new one instead. Click Connect to continue.
Figure 3-12
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The adapter will be connecting to the target network.
Figure 3-13
3.
When Figure 3-11 appears, you have successfully connected to the network.
3.2.2.2. Enter a PIN into your AP device
 Note:
This method is only available in Windows XP and Windows Vista.
1.
Open ROSEWILL WIRELESS N UTILITY and click WPS tab. Select Enter the PIN of this
device into my access point or wireless router. In the field beside PIN, you will see the PIN
value of the adapter which is randomly generated. Click Connect to continue.
Figure 3-14
2.
Open your Router’s Web-based Utility and click WPS link on the left of the main menu.Then
click Add device and the following figure will appear. Enter the PIN value of the adapter in the
empty field beside PIN and then click Connect.
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Figure 3-15
3.
When Connect successfully appears on the screen (as shown in Figure 3-16), the WPS
configuration is completed. Or you can view the adapter’s utility page to see whether the
connection has been successful (as shown in Figure 3-17).
Figure 3-16
Figure 3-17
3.3
To connect using Windows built-in Wireless Utility
3.3.1 In Windows XP
Windows XP users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below.
1.
Right-click on the utility icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Select Switch to
Windows wireless configuration tool.
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Figure 3-18
Or double-click the utility icon to load the utility configuration page. Click Advanced in the tools
section and then select Use Windows wireless configuration tool in the figure shown below.
Click OK when Figure 3-20 appears to continue.
Figure 3-19
Figure 3-20
2.
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Select View
Available Wireless Networks.
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Figure 3-21
3.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a network
(displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button.
Figure 3-22
4.
If the network is security-enabled, you will be prompted to enter the key as shown below.
If not, you will connect to the network directly without entering a key.
Figure 3-23
3.3.2 In Windows Vista
Windows Vista users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below.
1.
Open the wireless utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray as
shown in the figure below. Select Connect to a network.
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Figure 3-24
2.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Highlight the wireless
network you would like to connect and then click Connect.
Figure 3-25
3.
If the network you would like to connect is security-enabled, enter the same security key or
passphrase that is on your Router.
If the network to be connected is not secure, the connection will be built without entering a key.
Figure 3-26
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You have now successfully connected to the network.
Figure 3-27
3.3.3 In Windows 7
Windows 7 users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below.
1.
Left-click the wireless icon
in your system tray (lower-right corner). The utility will
display any available wireless networks in your area. Highlight the wireless network (displayed
using the SSID) to be connected and then click Connect.
Figure 3-28
2.
If the network you would like to connect is encrypted, enter the same security key or passphrase
that is on your Router. Or push the WPS/QSS button on the Router or access point (You will be
prompted to push the button on the window if WPS function is supported as shown in the figure
below). If the network to be connected is not secure, the connection will be built without entering
a key.
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Figure 3-29
3.
You have now successfully connected to the network.
Figure 3-30
3.3.4 In Windows 8
Windows 8 users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below.
1.
Click the icon
at the bottom of your screen, and a network list will appear at the right side
of your screen. Select your target network, and then click Connect.
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Figure 3-31
2.
If the network is unencrypted, you will directly connect to it.
If the network is encrypted, enter the password (network security key) and then click Next to
continue.
Figure 3-32
 Note:
You can also push the WPS/QSS button on your router as hinted “You can also connect by
pushing the button on the router”. Then click Next to continue.
3.
When Connected appears behind the SSID (as shown below), you have successfully connected
to the target network.
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Figure 3-33
 Note:
If the adapter is connected to the network for the first time, you will be asked whether to turn on
sharing or connect to devices. Please select “Yes, ...”or “No, ...” according to your Internet
environment.
Figure 3-34
3.3.5 In Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below.
1.
Click the icon
at the bottom of your screen, and a network list will appear at the right side
of your screen. Select your target network, and then click Connect.
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Figure 3-35
2.
If the network is unencrypted, you will directly connect to it.
If the network is encrypted, enter the password (network security key) and then click Next to
continue.
Figure 3-36
 Note:
You can also push the WPS/QSS button on your router as hinted “You can also connect by
pushing the button on the router”. Then click Next to continue.
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When Connected appears behind the SSID (as shown below), you have successfully connected
to the target network.
Figure 3-37
 Note:
If the adapter is connected to the network for the first time, you will be asked whether to connect to
devices. Please select “Yes” or “No” according to your Internet environment.
Figure 3-38
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Management
This section will show you how to configure your RNWD-N9003PCE adapter using the Rosewill
Wireless N Utility.
The RNWD-N9003PCE adapter uses the ROSEWILL Wireless N Utility as the management
software. The utility provides users with an easy interface to change any settings related to the
adapter. Double-clicking on the
icon on your desktop will start the utility.
4.1 Profile
Your wireless networks may vary in different places like home, office or coffee shop. With Profile
management, you can easily save and manage various networks to be connected, saving you the
trouble of having to repeat the same configurations. Click Profile in the tools section, the following
page will appear.
Figure 4-1
4.1.1 Add a profile
To add a profile, click the Add button on the bottom of the screen. Then the configuration window
will appear.
4.1.1.1. Add a profile in Infrastructure mode
If you are connecting to a wireless router or access point, select Infrastructure as the Network.
Type in the screen that appears and follow the instructions below to finish the setting.
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Figure 4-3
The following items can be found on the screen.
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Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile (e.g. Home, Office, Coffee Shop). The same
name is not allowed. Please also note that no space is allowed between words.
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SSID: Select the target network from the drop-down list.

Network Type: Select the network type. If you are connecting to a wireless Router or
access point, select Infrastructure. If you are connecting to another wireless client such as an
adapter, select ad-hoc.
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Security Type: Select the security type from the list. Four options are available: WPAPSK/WPA2-PSK, WPA/WPA2, WEP and None. The security type should be the same as on
your Router or access point, otherwise, you will not be able to build a successful connection.
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. The
key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless Router or access point. None stands
for no security. It’s recommended to enable WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK on your wireless Router or
access point before con is configuring your wireless adapter.
 Note:
You will see Figure 4-2 if you selected the security type WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK; while, if you
selected the security type WPA/WPA2, Figure 4-3 will be displayed.
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Encryption Type: From the drop-down menu, select the encryption type that is the same as
on your Router or access point.
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Security Key: Enter the passphrase exactly as it is on your wireless Router or access point.
Click the Show characters box to see the passphrase, or uncheck this box to hide it.

Authentication: Select a type of authentication, either certificate or password.

Certificate: If you select certificate as your Authentication, then you need to specify your
certificate from the drop-down list here.

Start this connection automatically: Check this box to automatically connect to this
network next time.

Save: Click Save to save your settings.
Having completed the above settings, the Profile page should look like the following figure. To
connect to a desired network, just highlight the network you would like to connect to and click the
Connect button on the bottom of the window. Then click OK in Figure 4-5 to activate the profile.
Figure 4-4
Figure 4-5
4.1.1.2. Add a profile in ad hoc mode (not available in Windows 8.1)
If you are connecting to another wireless client such as an adapter, select ad hoc as the Network
Type in the screen that appears and follow the instructions below to finish the setting.
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Figure 4-6
The following items can be found on the screen.
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Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile e.g. Home, Office, Coffee Shop. The same
name is not allowed. Please also note that no space is allowed between words.

SSID: Select the target network from the drop-down list.

Network Type: Select the network type. If you are connecting to a wireless router or
access point, select Infrastructure. If you are connecting to another wireless client such as an
adapter, select ad hoc.

Band: This item determines which operating frequency will be used. Two options are
available: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. It is recommended that your computers and devices running
video and voice applications use the 5Ghz band, while your guest access and computers that
are only browsing the web use the 2.4Ghz band.
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2.4GHz - You can use the 2.4GHz band to connect to many classic wireless devices like
gaming consoles, laptops, DVRs, ect.

5Ghz - This band is less crowded and is used for time-sensitive music, video
streaming or gaming. Using this band can avoid interference with 2.4GHz networks or noisy
devices like cordless phones and microwave ovens.
 Note:
The choice for Band is only available in Windows XP; while in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and
Windows 8, by default it only supports 2.4 G network in Ad-hoc mode.

Security Type: Select the security type from the list. Two options are available: WEP and
None. None stands for no security. It is recommended that you select WEP to secure your
wireless network.
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Encryption Type: If you select None as the Security Type, the Encryption Type will be
None accordingly. If you select WEP as the Security Type, the Encryption Type will be Open.

Key Index: You can select ASCII or Hexadecimal format on the right. ASCII format stands for
any combination of keyboard characters in the specified length. Hexadecimal format stands
for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified length.

For 64-bit encryption - You can enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, AF, zero key is not permitted) or 5 ASCII characters.
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For 128-bit encryption - You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, AF, zero key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters.
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Security Key: Enter the passphrase. Click the Show characters box to see the passphrase.
Unchecking it will hide it.

Start this connection automatically: Check this box to automatically connect to this
network next time.

Save: Click Save to save your settings.
Having completed the above settings, the Profile page should looks like the following figure. To
connect to a desired network, just highlight the network you would like to connect to and click the
Connect button on the bottom of the window. Then click OK in Figure 4-8 to activate the profile.
Figure 4-7
Figure 4-8
4.1.2 Modify a profile
You may edit an existing profile by clicking the Modify button from the Profile page. For instance,
you may like to change the profile name from Home to Home1 or you may want to specify another
SSID for profile Home. After all the changes, click Save to make the changes take effect.
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Figure 4-9
4.1.3 Delete a profile
To delete an existing profile, highlight the profile name and click Remove on the bottom of the
screen or press the Delete button on your keyboard. When the following figure appears, click OK
to continue.
Figure 4-10
4.2
Advanced
The following configurations can be made on the Advanced page:
1)
To select wireless configuration tool.
Here you can decide which tool to use, either the ROSEWILL Configuration Utility or the
Windows wireless configuration tool. (This option is available only in Windows XP.)
2)
To switch to another wireless network adapter.
Here you can switch to another adapter installed in your computer. The adapters successfully
installed in your computer will be listed in the drop-down list if the adapters are supported by this
utility.
3)
To switch to SoftAP mode. (This option is available in Windows 7, Windows 8 and
Windows 8.1.)
Once enabled, the adapter will be able to work as an AP.
4)
To change the power save mode. The default option is OFF.
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Figure 4-11
4.3
About
The About screen gives you some information about the Driver and Utility versions of the
adapter. Right-click the
icon in your system tray and select About from the list.
Figure 4-12
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AP Mode (For Windows 7 and Windows 8)
In SoftAP mode, the adapter will work as an AP. (This function is available in Windows 7 and
Windows 8.
Suppose that only one computer in your house can access the Internet for various reasons like only
one WLAN port is available on your wired broadband Router, however, other wireless-capable
devices also want to share the Internet. Then the adapter can be configured as an AP under the
SoftAP mode, saving you the trouble of having to get a separate access point or a Router.
With this feature, a computer can use a single physical wireless adapter to connect as a client to a
hardware access point while at the same time acting as a software AP allowing other wirelesscapable devices to connect to it.
1. To switch to this mode, right-click on the utility icon in your system tray and select Switch to
SoftAP mode.
Figure 5-1
2.
Click OK when prompted to confirm the setting.
Figure 5-2
3.
The SoftAP icon then will appear beside Advanced icon in the utility.
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Figure 5-3
Figure 5-4
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SoftAP mode: Select to enable or disable the function.
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Internet Connecting Share (ICS): Specify a connection through which devices connected to
your AP can access the Internet.
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SSID: Enter the name for your softAP (for example, Jone) so that others can know which AP is
yours when trying to connect to it.
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Security Type: The security type here is set to be WPA2-PSK which is based on 802.11i and
uses AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) instead of TKIP. It was designed to improve the
security features of WEP. WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless
connection. You needn’t make any configuration here.
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Encryption Type: The encryption type here is set to be AES.
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Security Key: Enter the Key in the field to make your AP security enabled. It is recommended
that you specify another key instead of the default key 12345678. Only by entering the
corresponding key can other computers establish a successful connection with your AP.
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IP Address: Here displays the IP address of the SoftAP.
Having completed the above settings, click Apply; then Figure 5-4 will pop up, where you click OK
to make SoftAP mode take effect.
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Uninstall Software
In Windows XP/Vista/7
The software uninstall steps are similar in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Here we
just use Windows 7 as an example.
6.1.1 Uninstall the Utility software from your PC
1.
On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, click All programs ROSEWILL, and then
click Uninstall-ROSEWILL Wireless N Utility.
Figure 6-1 Uninstall Utility
2.
Click Yes to start uninstalling the utility software from your PC.
Figure 6-2
3.
It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process.
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Figure 6-3
4.
Click Finish when the figure below appears.
Figure 6-4
6.1.2 Uninstall the Driver software from your PC
1.
On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, click All programsROSEWILL, and then
click Uninstall-ROSEWILL RNWD-N9003PCE Driver.
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Figure 6-5 Uninstall Driver
2.
Click Yes to start uninstalling the driver software from your PC.
Figure 6-6
3.
It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process.
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Figure 6-7
4.
Click Finish when the figure below appears.
Figure 6-8
6.2
In Windows 8/8.1
The software uninstall steps are similar in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Here we just use
Windows 8 as an example.
6.2.1 Uninstall the Utility software from your PC
1.
Enter the Metro interface ,right-click any blank place in the Metro interface, then App Bar will
appear below the Metro interface, click All apps. Find the ROSEWILL application, and click
Uninstall- ROSEWILL Wireless N Utility.
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2.
Click Yes to start uninstalling the utility software from your PC.
Figure 6-10
3.
It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process.
Figure 6-11
4.
Click Finish when the figure below appears.
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Figure 6-12
6.2.2 Uninstall the Driver software from your PC
1.
Enter the Metro interface ,right-click any blank place in the Metro interface, then App Bar will
appear below the Metro interface, click All apps. Find the ROSEWILL application, and click
Uninstall-ROSEWILL RNWD-N9003PCE Driver.
Figure 6-13
2.
Click Yes to start uninstalling the driver software from your PC.
Figure 6-14
3.
It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process.
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4.
Click Finish when the figure below appears.
Figure 6-16
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Appendix A: Specifications
Normal
Interface
PCI-E x1
Standards
IEEE802.11a; IEEE802.11b; IEEE802.11g; IEEE802.11n;
IEEE802.1x
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows 8.1
Throughput
450Mbps (Maximal)
Radio Data Rate
11a: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps
11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps
11n: 450Mbps (2.4GHz), 450Mbps (5GHz)
Modulation
11a: OFDM
11b: CCK, QPSK, BPSK;
11g: OFDM;
11n: QPSK, BPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA with ACK
Data Security
WEP, WPA / WPA2, WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Frequency*
2.4 ~ 2.4835 GHz, 5.180 ~ 5.240 GHz,
5.260 ~ 5.320 GHz, 5.745 ~ 5.825 GHz
Spread Spectrum
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Safety & Emissions
FCC, CE, WIFI, IC, NCC, WHQL
Environmental and Physical
Working Temperature
0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage Temperature
-40℃~70℃(-40℉~158℉)
Working Humidity
10% ~ 90% RH, Non-condensing
Storage Humidity
5% ~ 90% RH, Non-condensing
* 1. Only 2.412GHz~2.462GHz is allowed to be used in USA, which means only channel 1~11 is
available for American users to choose.
* 2. Rules on the use of 5GHz band channels may vary according to different national laws.
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Appendix B: Glossary
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802.11a - specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using OFDM modulation and
operating in radio band at 5GHz.
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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 spreadspectrum (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) 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 pseudorandom 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
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
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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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