awus036nhr user manual

Wireless USB Adapter
User Guide
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 provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning 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.
Note: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or tv interference caused by
unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
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FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF
exposure compliance. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter. This equipment has been SAR-evaluated for use in
hand. SAR measurements are based on 5mm spacing from the body and that compliance
is achieved at that distance.
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.
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Table of Content
Overview ............................................................................................... 3
Unpacking information ...................................................................... 3
Introduction to the ALFA Indoor USB Adapter ................................ 4
Installation Guide .............................................................................. 5
Software Installation ............................................................................. 5
Management Guide .......................................................................... 9
Making a Basic Network Connection ............................................... 9
Ad-Hoc Mode .............................................................................. 9
Infrastructure mode ..................................................................... 11
Introduction to the Wireless LAN Utility ......................................... 13
Starting the Wireless LAN Utility ............................................. 13
General ...................................................................................... 14
Profile ......................................................................................... 15
Available Network ..................................................................... 16
Advanced................................................................................... 17
Status ......................................................................................... 18
Statistics .................................................................................... 18
Appendix ............................................................................................. 19
RT-Set Setup Wizard ......................................................................... 19
Use this adapter as an AP.............................................................. 21
AP mode management guide ........................................................ 22
General ...................................................................................... 22
Advanced................................................................................... 23
Statistics .................................................................................... 24
ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) ......................................... 24
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Overview
Thank you for purchasing this product. Please read this chapter to
better understand your ALFA Long Range indoor USB Adapter
Unpacking information
Before getting started, please verify that your package includes the following items:
1.
ALFA Long-Range WiFi Indoor USB Adapter
2.
One Utility/ Manual CD
3.
USB Cable
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Introduction to the ALFA Indoor USB Adapter
The ALFA WiFi indoor USB adapter provides users to launch IEEE 802.11n/b/g
or IEEE 802.11a/an/ac wireless network (depends on your Alfa USB adapter model)
at 150/300Mbps/600Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency or 433/867Mbps/1300Mbps in
the 5GHz frequency (depends on your Alfa USB adapter model), which is also
compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g wireless devices at 11/54Mbps. You can
configure this adapter with AP mode to connect/share to other 2.4GHz or
5GHz wireless computers or with Infrastructure mode to connect to a
wireless AP or router for accessing to Internet. This adapter includes a
convenient Utility for scanning available networks and saving preferred
networks those users are usually connected with. Security encryption can also
be configured by this utility.
Key Features

Complies with IEEE
802.11ac/a/b/g/n wireless
standard (Depends on Model)
 Support driver for Windows 2000, XP,
Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1 and Windows
10

Complies with Universal Serial Bus
Rev. 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0
specifications.(Depends on Model)
 Supports auto-installation and
diagnostic utilities.

High Speed transfer data rate up
to 150/300Mbps in 2.4GHz and
433/867/1300Mbps in 5GHz
(Depends on Model)

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Support wireless data encryption with
64/128-bit WEP, WPA (TKIP with IEEE
802.1x), and AES functions.
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Installation Guide
Software Installation
Note: The following driver installation guide uses Windows 7 as the presumed
operation system. The procedures and screens in Windows 2000, XP, 8, 8.1 and 10
are similar with Windows 7.
Insert the installation CD that came with this product to your CD-ROM drive.
Please click the “Windows” button from the popup menu for this product.
Note: If the CD-ROM fails to auto-run, please click on
“My Computer”
CD-ROM Drive will then double-click the “AutoRun.exe” to start this menu.
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your
1.
Please plug in your ALFA WiFi USB Adapter into USB port before the installation.
2.
The welcome window will pop up. Click the “Next” button to proceed.
3.
Installation is in progress, please wait.
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4.
5.
Click the “Finish” button to complete driver and utility installation.
Note, please insert this USB wireless adapter to your computer if you’re using
Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, or Windows 2000.
If you are using Windows 98se or ME, please restart the system first before
connect this wireless adapter to your computer.
New hardware is found after installation is completed in Windows 7
Found New Hardware Wizard in Windows XP, 2000, and Vista.
1. The “Found New Hardware Wizard“ will pop up. (Note: This wizard
won’t pop up in Windows 98 and ME. The system finds the new hardware
and installs the hardware automatically. Please skip the following steps)
2.
Select “No, not this time” and click the “Next” button.
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3.
Select “Install the software automatically” and then click the “Next”
button.
4.
Please wait while installing the driver.
5.
Click the “Finish” button to complete installation.
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Management Guide
Please read this chapter to better understand the management interface
of your ALFA Long Range Indoor USB Adapter
Making a Basic Network Connection
Before You Start
In the following instructions for making a network connection, we use the utility
we provided to configure your wireless network settings.
Note: For Windows XP users that want to configure your wireless network using this
Utility, please perform the following procedures to disable your native Windows XP
wireless support (Wireless Zero Configuration Service)
1. Double click the
the utility.
icon on your desktop to start
2. Make sure that the “Windows Zero Config” checkbox is unchecked.
Ad-Hoc Mode
An Ad-Hoc mode wireless network connects two computers directly without the use
of a router or AP. It is also known as a peer-to-peer network. For example, we
can
install
this
wireless
adapter
to
two
computers
respectively.
communication between the two computers is an Ad-Hoc mode network.
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The
To use this adapter in Ad-Hoc Mode
1. Double click the
icon on your desktop.
2. Click the “Available Network” button to scan available wireless network
adapters. Double click on the network adapter that you are going to connect to.
3. Click the OK button to confirm that you are connecting to an open wireless
network.
4. Click OK to add this network into the profile list.
Note: This example is an open wireless network. If you are going to connect to
a Wireless adapter with security protection, you will have to configure the
encryption settings in this profile to be corresponding to the other wireless
adapter. Please click on the “Network Authentication” drop list to select an
authentication method, and then select a “Data encryption” type. Fill in each
required blanks and click “OK”.
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Infrastructure mode
An Infrastructure Mode network contains at least one wireless client and one
wireless AP or router. This client connects to Internet or intranet by communicating
with this wireless AP.
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To use this adapter in Infrastructure Mode:
1. Double click the
icon on your desktop.
2. Click the “Available Network” button to scan available access points. Double
click on the AP that you are going to connect to.
3. Click the OK button to confirm that you are connecting to an open wireless
network.
4. Click OK to add this network into the profile list.
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Note:
This example is an open wireless network. If you are going to connect to an AP with
security protection, you will have to configure the encryption settings in this profile
to be corresponding to your AP. Please click on the “Network Authentication”
drop list to select an authentication method, and then select a “Data encryption”
type. Fill in each required blanks and click “OK”.
Introduction to the Wireless LAN Utility
Note: This management instruction uses Windows 7 as the presumed operation
system. Some functions are not supported in Windows 98se or Windows ME.
Starting the Wireless LAN Utility
Double click the
shortcut on your desktop. The Wireless LAN Utility will
pop up. You may click on the tabs above to configure this adapter. The
checkboxes below provide the following functions:
Show Tray Icon
Windows Zero Config
(on Windows XP)
Radio Off
Disable Adapter
Check this checkbox to show the utility icon on your
system tray, which is in the notification area at the
lower-right corner of the windows desktop. You may
also uncheck it to remove the utility icon from system
tray.
Uncheck this checkbox to use native Windows XP
wireless support (Wireless Zero Configuration Service)
instead of using this utility to configure your wireless
network.
Check this checkbox to prevent this adapter form
transmitting or receiving signals. Uncheck it to
communicate.
Check this checkbox to disable this wireless adapter.
Virtual Wifi Disallowed Check this checkbox to disable the Virtual Wifi Adapter
(on Windows 7)
on Windows 7
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General
After starting the utility, the general page pops up This General tab and provide
the information of your current wireless network connection. You may click the
Renew button to refresh those listed information.
Status:
Check if the device associated to target network.
Speed:
The current connection speed
Type:
Infrastructure mode or Ad-Hoc mode.
Encryption:
The performing encryption mode for connecting
network profile.
SSID:
The SSID (network name) of the connected wireless network.
to current
Signal Strength:
Indicates the signal strength detected by this adapter.
Network Address:
Shows the current IP addresses settings for this adapter.
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Profile
The Profile tab lists the preferred connections. You can click the buttons on the
right-hand side to configure each connection.
Add
Click this button to add a connection profile for this adapter.
Remove
To remove a connection profile, click this profile on the profile
list and click this button to delete it.
Edit
To modify the configurations for a profile, click this
the profile list and click this button to edit.
Duplicate
To make a copy of a profile, click the profile that you would
like to have copied, and click this button to copy it.
Set Default
To select a profile as your default wireless
connection, select
the profile on the list and click the Set Default button. You may
also double click on each profile to select it as your default
wireless connection.
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profile on
Available Network
The available tab lists the reachable wireless network for the adapter.
Refresh
Click this button to rescan available networks around the
adapter.
Add to Profile
To add an available Network to your profile list, select an
available network and click this button to add.
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Advanced
This Advanced tab provides advanced configurati ons to this adapter. Every
modification in this tab will be performed after clicking the Apply button.
To restore the default settings of the advanced tab, click the Set defaults button to
perform restoring.
Power Save
None
Min
Max
Disable Power saving function.
Minimum power consumption
Maximum power consumption
Fragment Threshold
The maximum size of a packet that is going to be segmented and transmitted.
Select the size from 256 to 2432(default) bytes.
RTS Threshold
Select the RTS Threshold form 0 to 2432(default)
Wireless Mode
802.11g/b
802.11b
802.11g/n
Channel Plan
ETSI
MKK
FCC
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Connect to a 802.11g/b network (2.4GHz/54Mbps)
Connect to a 802.11b network (2.4GHz/11Mbps)
Connect to a 802.11b/g/n network (2.4GHz/150Mbps)
For European counties (CH1 ~ CH13)
For Japan (CH1 ~ CH 14)
(default value) CH1 ~ CH11
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Status
This tab shows the current connection status of this adapter.
Statistics
See Statistics tab to show the transmission activity record. Clicking the “Reset”
button recounts the values from zero.
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Appendix
RT-Set Setup Wizard
For Windows users to connect to a wireless network easily, we also provide the
RT-Set setup wizard to help users set their preferred wireless network step by
step. You can configure your wireless network via this RT-Set setup wizard in the
following two modes:
Station mode (infrastructure): Select this mode to connect to the AP (access
point) in your LAN.
AP mode: Select this mode to perform this adapter as an AP (access point).
Connect to a wireless network in infrastructure mode
1.
To connect this adapter to an AP, select the “Station” from the drop down menu to
proceed.
2.
Switch to AP mode is in process.
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3.
ALFA WiFi USB adapter is now in AP mode and ready for configuration.
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Use this adapter as an AP
1.
2.
3.
To use this adapter as an AP (access point), use drop down menu to select the “Access
Point” mode to proceed.
Switch to AP mode is in process.
ALFA WiFi USB adapter is now in AP mode and ready for configuration
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AP mode management guide
General
After configuring the adapter in AP mode, this “General” page shows up, which shows the
general information of this AP.
SSID:
The SSID (network name) of the wireless network
constructed by this AP.
BSSID:
The MAC address of this AP
Config:
Click this button to change configurations to this AP
Association Table:
Shows the information of the devices that connects to the
AP including their MAC addresses and the time that they
connected with this device.
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Advanced
Beacon Interval:
Define the interval between beacons from 20~1000
DTIM Period:
Set the DTIM period between 1~255
Preamble Mode:
Click the drop list to select the preamble to be long, short
or auto
Set Defaults:
Click this button to restore the settings above to default
Apply:
Click this button to execute changes.
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Statistics
The “Statistics” tab shows the transmission activity record. Clicking the “Reset”
button and recounts the values from zero.
ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)
This page allows users to select the adapter to connect to the public network.
Please click on the device that are used for connecting to the public network and
click the “Select” button, and then click the “Apply” button to execute.
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