D-Link Air DWL-610

D-Link Air
DWL-610
TM
2.4GHz
Wireless Cardbus Adapter
Manual
version 1.00
Building Networks for People
Contents
Package Contents ................................................................................ 3
Introduction........................................................................................... 4
Wireless Basics ................................................................................... 6
Getting Started ..................................................................................... 8
Using the Configuration Utility ............................................................. 11
Networking Basics ............................................................................. 18
Troubleshooting .................................................................................. 31
Technical Specifications ..................................................................... 36
Contacting Technical Support ............................................................. 38
Warranty and Registration ................................................................... 39
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Package Contents
Contents of Package:
n
D-Link Air DWL-610
2.4 GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter
n
n
Manual and Drivers on CD
Quick Installation Guide
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
System Requirements:
n A computer or laptop with an available PC card slot
n Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
n At least 32 MB of memory and a 300 MHz processor
n An 802.11b Access Point (e.g., DWL-900AP+) for Infrastructure
mode, or an 802.11b wireless adapter for Ad-Hoc mode
(e.g., DWL-510.)
This manual applies specifically to the DWL-610 revision M1. Please
refer to earlier versions of this manual if you have a previous version
of the DWL-610.
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Introduction
The D-Link Air DWL-610 Wireless Cardbus Adapter is an 802.11b wireless adapter that
supports high-speed wireless networking at home, at work or in public places.
The DW L-610 is com patible with existing 802.11b devices such as the D-Link Air and
AirPlus family of products including the DWL-510 and DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapters,
the DI-614+ Wireless Router, DWL-900AP+ Wireless Access Point and the DWL-122
Wireless USB Adapter.
The DWL-610 is an ideal way to connect your laptop computer to a Wireless Local Area
Network (WLAN). After completing the steps outlined in the Quick Installation Guide
(included in the package) you will have the ability to share information and resources,
such as files and printers, and enjoy the freedom that wireless networking delivers.
The DWL-610 comes with software drivers for the most popular Microsoft Windows
operating systems and can be integrated into a larger network, running Windows XP,
Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows 98SE in either Ad Hoc mode (without an
Access Point or Router) or Infrastructure mode (with an Access Point or Router).
The IEEE 802.11b Ethernet standard allows you to connect computers and 802.11b
compatible devices at speeds up to 11Mbps, dependent upon the distance between
wireless adapters, the configuration of your working environment, or the capabilities or
limitations of your computer systems.
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Features & Benefits
n Provides a simple and inexpensive way to connect your laptop computer to a
wireless network at home, at the office, or in public places
n Fully compliant with the 802.11b standard and interoperable with all existing
802.11b-compliant devices
n Quick and Easy Installation- The DWL-610 installs quickly and easily into a
cardbus slot in a laptop computer. By following the simple steps outlined in
the Quick Installation Guide, you can connect to an available wireless network
in a matter of seconds
n High Performance 32-bit Cardbus - The high capacity Cardbus interface
utilized by the DWL-610 ensures optimal performance in transmitting a
wireless signal within the laptop computer.
n Provides high-speed wireless connection up to 11Mbps
n Operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range
n Maximum reliability, throughput and connectivity with automatic data rate
switching
n Provides a measure of security for the information transmitted over a wireless
network with high data encryption at 64 or 128-bit WEP.
n Supports infrastructure networks via an access point and peer-to-peer communication in ad-hoc mode
n User-friendly configuration and diagnostic utilities
LEDS
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode.
Link: Solid green light indicates connection to the network
ACT: Blinking amber light indicates activity on the network
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Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and
compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access
wireless networks. D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want,
when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking
brings.
A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits
and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. WLANs are used increasingly in
both home and office environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops and
universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and
communicate more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of cabling and other
fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless
adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same protocols as Ethernet
adapter cards.
People use WLAN technology for many different purposes:
Mobility - Productivity increases when people have access to data in any location
within the operating range of the WLAN. Management decisions based on real-time
information can significantly improve worker efficiency.
Low Implementation Costs – WLANs are easy to set up, manage, change and
relocate. Networks that frequently change can benefit from WLANs ease of implementation.
WLANs can operate in locations where installation of wiring may be impractical.
Installation and Network Expansion - Installing a WLAN system can be fast
and easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings. Wireless
technology allows the network to go where wires cannot go - even outside the home or
office.
Scalability – WLANs can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of
specific applications and installations. Configurations are easily changed and range from
peer-to-peer networks suitable for a small number of users to larger infrastructure networks
to accommodate hundreds or thousands of users, depending on the number of wireless
devices deployed.
Inexpensive Solution - Wireless network devices are as competitively priced as
conventional Ethernet network devices.
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Wireless Basics (continued)
The DWL-610 is compatible with 802.11b wireless products, which include:
n D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+
2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter used with laptop computers
n D-Link Air DWL-510, D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+
2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers
n D-Link AirPlus DWL-900AP+
Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Access Point
n D-Link AirPlus DI-614+, DI-714P+
Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Routers
Standards-Based Technology
Based on the IEEE 802.11b standard, the DWL-610 is also interoperable with existing
compatible 2.4GHz wireless technology with data transfer speeds of up to 11Mbps.
Installation Considerations
The D-Link Air DWL-610 lets you access your network, using a wireless connection,
from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind, however, that the number,
thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must
pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials
and background RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to
maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:
1 Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-610 and
other
network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your D-Link
Air Wireless product’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.)P o s i t i o n y o u r
devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
2 Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick
(.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At
a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position devices so
that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle)
for better reception.
3 Building Materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or aluminum
studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position wireless devices and
computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or
open doorways and not other materials.
4 Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical
devices or appliances that generate RF noise.
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Getting Started
With its default settings, the DWL-610, when activated, will connect
with other D-Link Air products, right out of the box.
There are basically two modes of networking:
nInfrastructure – using an Access Point or Router, such as
the DI-614+
nAd-Hoc – directly connecting to another computer, for peer-topeer communication, using wireless network adapters on
each computer, such as two or more DWL-610 wireless
network adapters.
On the following pages we will show you an example of an Infrastructure Network
and an Ad-Hoc Network.
An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or Router. The Infrastructure
Network example shown on the following page contains the following D-Link network
devices (your existing network may be comprised of other devices):
n
A wireless Router - D-Link AirPlus DI-614+
n
A laptop computer with a wireless adapter D-Link Air DWL-610
n
A desktop computer with a wireless adapter D-Link Air DWL-510
n
A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-200
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Getting Started (continued)
Setting up a Wireless Infrastructure Network
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3
4
6
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Please remember that D-Link Air wireless devices are pre-configured to connect
together, right out of the box, with their default settings.
For a typical wireless setup at home (as shown above), please do the
following:
You will need broadband Internet access (a Cable or DSL-subscriber line into
your home or office)
Consult with your Cable or DSL provider for proper installation of the modem
Connect the Cable or DSL modem to your broadband router (see the Quick
Installation Guide included with your router.)
Install the D-Link Air DWL-510 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on
your desktop computer.
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-510.)
Install the D-Link Air DWL-610 wireless Cardbus adapter into a laptop computer.
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-610.)
If you wish, you may connect a computer that is equipped with an Ethernet
network adapter (such as a DFE-530TX+) to the router also.
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Getting Started (continued)
Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network
Desktop
Install the Wireless PCI adapter(e.g., DWL-510) into the desktop computer.
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product for installation
instructions.)
Install the DWL-610 wireless Cardbus adapter into a laptop computer. (See
the Quick Installation Guide included with the product.)
Set the wireless configuration for the adapters to Ad-Hoc mode, set the
adapters to the same channel, and assign an IP Address to each computer
on the Ad-Hoc network. (See Box below)
IP Address
When assigning IP Addresses to the computers on the network, please remember
that the IP Address for each computer must be in the same IP Address range
as all the computers in the network, and the subnet mask must be exactly the
same for all the computers in the network.
For example: If the first computer is assigned an IP Address of 192.168.0.2 with a
Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0, then the second computer can be assigned an IP
Address of 192.168.0.3 with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0, etc.
IMPORTANT: If computers or other devices are assigned the same IP Address,
one or more of the devices may not be visible on the network.
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Using the Configuration Utility
D-Link Air DWL-610 uses the Configuration Utility as the management software. The
utility provides the user an easy interface to change any settings related to the wireless
adapter. After you have completed the installation of the DWL-610 (refer to the Quick
Installation Guide that came with your purchase) whenever you start the computer, the
Configuration Utility starts automatically and the system tray icon is loaded in the
toolbar (see illustration below*.) Clicking on the utility icon will start the Configuration
Utility. Another way to start the Configuration Utility is to click on Start>Programs>
D-Link Air>D-Link Air Utility.
If you are using Windows XP, you can use either the Zero Configuration Utility or the
D-Link Configuration Utility.
To use the D-Link Configuration Utility with XP, right-click
on the Wireless network icon in the taskbar in the lower
right-hand corner of your computer screen.
In the window that appears, select View
Available Wireless Networks and click
the Advanced button. The screen at right
will appear.
Select the Wireless Networks tab.
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Uncheck the box in the properties window
that enables windows configuration.
After you have done this, you can then use the D-Link
Configuration Utility with XP by clicking on the D-Link
Configuration Utility icon.
*Config Utility icon in
system tray
If the icon does not display in the taskbar, then click on
this icon on your desktop to open.
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Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
After clicking on the Configuration Utility icon, the Link Info screen will display the
settings for the DWL-610:
Status:
Link Info
Displays the MAC Address of the
Access Point or Router to which the
DWL-610 is associated
SSID:
The Service Set Identifier is the name
assigned to the wireless network.
The factory SSID setting is default.
Frequency:
802.11b indicates that the DWL-610
is communicating in the 2.4GHz
band.
Wireless Mode:
Either Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc will be displayed here. (Please see the Getting
Started section in this manual for an explanation of these two modes.)
Encryption:
You can see if WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is Enabled or Disabled here.
Tx Rate:
The default setting is Auto; Tx Rate settings are automatically determined for an
optimal speed up to a maximum of 11Mbps.
Channel:
The default setting is Auto. The channel selection is automatically determined by the
DWL-610.
Signal Strength/Link Quality:
Displays the Link Quality for the DWL-610 wireless connection to the access point.
The Signal Strength represents the wireless signal between the access point and the
DWL-610. The percentage coincides with the graphical bar
Packet Count:
Displays the statistics of the data packets that are transmitted and received.
Rescan Button:
Rescans for the strongest signal in your environment and associates with that Access
Point or Router
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Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
SSID:
Service Set Identifier is a name that identifies a
wireless network. Access Points and wireless
devices attempting to connect to a specific WLAN
(Wireless Local Area Network) must use the same
SSID. The default setting is default.
Configuration
Wireless Mode:
Click on the pull-down menu; select from the
following options:
Infrastructure - connecting to the WLAN
using an Access Point.(This is the default
setting).
Ad-Hoc – wireless mode used when
connecting directly to a computer equipped
with a wireless adapter in a peer-to-peer
environment.
IP Settings
Data Encryption:
Select Enabled or Disabled.
Authentication:
Choose one of the following modes:
Open Authentication – the DWL-610 is
visible to all devices on the network
Shared Authentication – allows
communication only with other devices with
identical WEP settings
Auto – will automatically adjust to the Authentication mode of the wireless
Access Point or Router
Key Length:
Select the key length and either ASCII (e.g., a word) or hexadecimal format.
Keys 1-4:
Select the default key
Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for
representing English letters as numbers from 0-127
IP Settings:
When you click IP Settings in the Configuration window, the pop-up screen above will
appear. Configure the IP Settings in this window.
Click Apply to save changes.
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Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Ad-Hoc Channel:
Advanced
All devices in the Ad Hoc
network must be set to the
same channel
Profile IP Settings:
You can Enable or Disable
the IP Settings portion of
your profile here. If you
select Disable you will need
to configure the IP Address
information each time you
connect to a network. If you
select Enable you will
maintain the same IP
Address information each
time you connect to a
network.
Power Mode:
Disable -this default setting consumes the most power
Enable - this setting consumes the least power
Launch Utility on Startup:
Select Enable or Disable
Data Packet Parameter:
Select the parameters here
Fragmentation Threshold:
This value should remain at its default setting of 2432. If you experience a high packet
error rate, you may slightly increase your Fragmentation Threshold within the value
range of 256 to 2432. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor
performance.
RTS Threshold:
This value should remain at its default setting of 2432. If inconsistent data flow is a
problem, only a minor modification should be made.
Click Apply if you have made any changes
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Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Available Network:
The top section of the window displays the Available Networks. Scroll up and down the
list and highlight the network to which you wish to connect. Click on the Connect button.
Profile:
In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have created for the
wireless network at home, at the office and in public places. Scroll up and down and
highlight the profile that you wish to configure. You can Add or Remove a profile, or
configure the Properties of the profile in order to connect with an available network.
Refresh:
Site Survey
Click on Refresh to get the
most updated list of available
networks.
Configure:
Highlight an existing network
and click Configure; the
configuration window on the
next page will appear.
Advanced:
Highlight a network; click
Advanced and the screen on
the next page will appear.
Add:
Click Add and the screen on the next page will appear.
Remove:
Highlight a network profile; click Remove to remove a network from the profile list.
Properties:
Highlight a network profile; click Properties and the screen on the next page will appear.
Connect:
Highlight a network profile; click Connect to connect to that network.
Rescan:
Click Rescan to rescan and connect to the strongest signal.
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Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Site Survey > Add
Advanced
In this window you can select
the type of network connection.
Click OK to save the
changes.
Configuration, Add or Properties
If you clicked on Add, you can
configure, in this window, all the
properties of a profile that you
wish to add to the network.
If you clicked on Configuration
o r P r o p e r t i es y o u c a n
configure, in this window, all the
properties of a profile that already
exists in the network.
Click OK to save the
changes.
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Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
About
The ABOUT screen gives you the MAC Address, Utility Version and the Driver Version
of the DWL-610.
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Networking Basics
Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP
In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using
Microsoft Windows XP.
Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com
and http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking
computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98SE.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections
Select Set up a home or small office network
When this screen appears, click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please follow all the instructions in this window:
Click Next
In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your
computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option
as shown.
Click Next
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Networking Basics (continued)
Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.)
Click Next
Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same
Workgroup name.
Click Next
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes.
When the changes are complete, click Next.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer.
This may take a few minutes.
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Networking Basics (continued)
In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example,
Create a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on
each of the computers on your network. Click Next.
Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete
the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network
Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the
Network Setup Wizard.
The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart
the computer.
You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network
Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network. After running the Network
Setup Disk on all your computers, your new wireless network will be ready to use.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
To name your computer, please follow these directions:In Windows XP:
n Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen)
n
Right-click on My Computer
n
Select Properties and click
n Select the Computer
Name Tab in the System
Properties window.
n You may enter a Computer Description if you
wish; this field is optional.
n To rename the computer
and join a domain, Click
Change.
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Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
n In this window, enter the
Computer name
n Select Workgroup and enter the
name of the Workgroup
n All computers on your network
must have the same Workgroup
name.
n Click OK
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Address range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP Address Range.) To
check on the IP Address of the adapter, please do the following:
n Right-click on the
Local Area
Connection icon
in the task bar
n Click on Status
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Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
This window will appear.
n
Click the
Support tab
n
Click Close
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router you will
not need to assign Static IP Addresses.
If you are not using a DHCP capable Gateway/Router, or you need to assign a Static IP
Address, please follow these instructions:
n
Go to Start
n
Double-click on
Control Panel
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Networking Basics (continued)
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
n Double-click on
Network
Connections
n Right-click on Local Area
Connections
n Double-click on
Properties
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Networking Basics (continued)
Assigning a Static IP Address
in Windows XP/2000
D-Link Air DWL-610 Wireless Cardbus Adapter
n Click on Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP)
n Click Properties
n In the window below, select Use the following IP address. Input your IP
address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be
within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of
192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are
sequential, like 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.4. The subnet mask must be
the same for all the computers on the network.)
IP Address:
e.g., 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:
Enter the LAN IP address of
the wireless router. (D-Link
wireless routers have a LAN IP
address of 192.168.0.1)
n Select Use the following
DNS server address. Enter
the LAN IP address of the
Wireless Router. (D-Link
wireless routers have a LAN
IP address of 192.168.0.1)
n
Click OK
You have completed the assignment of a Static IP Address. (You do not need to assign
a Static IP Address if you have a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router.)
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Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the Wireless Connection
by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000*
n Go to Start > Run >
type cmd. A window
similar to this one
will appear. Type
ping xxx.xxx.xxx.
xxx, where xxx is
the IP Address of
the Wireless Router
or Access Point. A
good wireless
connection will show
four replies from the
Wireless Router or
Acess Point, as
shown.
Checking the Wireless Connection
by Pinging in Windows Me and 98*
n Go to Start > Run
> type command.
A window similar to
this will appear.
Type ping xxx.
xxx.xxx.xxx
where xxx is the IP
Address of the
Wireless Router or
Access Point. A
good wireless
connection will
show four replies
from the wireless
router or access
point, as shown.
*You may be pinging different IP Addresses than the ones pictured here, however the
procedure for pinging remains the same.)
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Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and
operation of the DWL-610. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.
(The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you have another operating system,
these solutions will still apply although the appearance on your computer screen may
differ.)
1. Check that the drivers for the DWL-610 are installed properly.
n Go to Start > My
Computer >
Properties
n Select the
Hardware
Tab
n Click Device
Manager
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Troubleshooting (continued)
n Double-click
on Network
Adapters
n Right-click on D-Link Air
DWL-610 Wireless
Cardbus Adapter
n Select Properties
to check that the
drivers are installed properly
n Look under Device
Status to check that the
device is working
properly
n Click OK
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Troubleshooting (continued)
2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router.
n
Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-610 Cardbus adapter is exactly the
same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless router.
n
Move the DWL-610 and Access Point or Wireless router into the same
room and then test the wireless connection.
n
Disable all security settings. (WEP, MAC Address Control, AES)
n
n
Make sure that the Radio is not locked down to a different frequency
n
Turn off your Access Point and the computer with the DWL-610. Turn on
the Access Point, and then turn on the computer with the DWL-610.
Refresh the DWL-610 Utility
3. The DWL-610 Power and Link lights are not on.
n
Check to see if the DWL-610 Cardbus adapter is firmly inserted into the
Cardbus slot of your laptop.
4. I forgot my Encryption key.
n
Reset the Access Point to its factory default settings and restore the DWL610 Wireless Cardbus Adapter to the factory default settings. (The default
settings are listed in the Using the Configuration Utility section in this
manual.)
5. The computer does not recognize the DWL-610 Cardbus Adapter.
n
Make sure that the DWL-610 Wireless Cardbus Adapter is properly seated
in the laptop’s Cardbus slot.
n
If Windows does not detect the hardware upon insertion of the adapter,
make sure to completely remove drivers that were previously loaded. To
remove the drivers, do the following:
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Troubleshooting (continued)
A. Under Tools> select Folder Options… > select View > under
Hidden files and folders > select Show hidden files and
folders
B. Uncheck Hide extension for known file types > click on
Apply
C. Search for the files DWL650.INF and DWL650.SYS. Remove
these files from the INF and SYSTEM32 (DRIVERS) folders in
the Windows directory. Note: Windows XP and Windows 2000
will rename .inf files that have not received WHQL certification
into oem.inf files (e.g., oem1.inf.)
6. The computer with the DWL-610 installed is unable to connect to
the wireless network and/or the Internet.
n
Check that the LED indicators for the broadband modem are indicating
normal activity. If not, there may be a problem with the broadband connection.
n
Check that the LED indicators on the wireless router are functioning properly.
If not, check that the AC power and Ethernet cables are firmly connected.
n
Check that the IP Address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings are
correctly entered for the network
n
In Infrastructure mode, make sure the same Service Set Identifier (SSID)
is specified on the settings for the wireless clients and access points. The
SSID factory default setting for the D-LinkAir and AirPlus products is default.
(Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar. The Link Info screen will
display the SSID setting.)
n
In Ad-Hoc mode, both wireless clients will need to have the same SSID.
Please note that it might be necessary to set up one client to establish a
BSS (Basic Service Set) and wait briefly before setting up other clients.
This prevents several clients from trying to establish a BSS at the same
time, which can result in multiple singular BSSs being established, rather
than a single BSS with multiple clients associated to it.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
n Check that the Network Connection for the wireless client is configured
properly. Select AP (Infrastructure) when connecting to an access point
and select Ad-Hoc mode when connecting without an access point. Doubleclick on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click on Configuration to change
the settings for the wireless adapter.
n If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys are
entered on both the DWL-610 and the access point. Double-click on the
WLAN icon in the taskbar > click Encryption. Check to see that the key
selected is set to the same key as other devices on the network.
7. How can I troubleshoot distance issues using the DWL-610.
n Move the DWL-610 and Access Point or Wireless router into the same
room and then test the wireless connection.
n Change the channel of the Access Point.
n Move devices within the line of sight
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Technical Specifications
Standards
n IEEE 802.11b
Temperature
n Operating: 32ºF to 131ºF (0ºC to 55ºC)
n Storing: -4ºF to 167ºF (-20ºC to 75ºC)
Humidity:
n Operating: 10% - 90%, non-condensing
n Storage: 5% - 95%, non-condensing
Antenna Type:
n Integrated Microstrip Antennas
Emissions:
n FCC part 15b
Physical Dimensions:
n L = 4.50 inches (114mm)
n W = 2.25 inches (54mm)
n H = .25 inches (6mm)
Weight:
n .095 lbs. (43g)
Adapter Type:
n PC Cardbus slot
Warranty:
n 1 Year
System Requirements:
n
n
n
n
Laptop with Cardbus Controller
Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
At least 32MB of memory and a 300 MHz processor
An 802.11b Access Point (e.g., DWL-900AP+) for Infrastructure
mode; or an 802.11b wireless adapter (e.g., DWL-510) for Ad-Hoc
mode
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Technical Specifications (continued)
Data Rates:
n 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps (with Automatic Fallback)
Operating Channels:
n 1-11 United States (FCC)
Encryption:
n Supports 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption
Frequency Range:
n 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
Media Access Control:
n CSMA/CA with ACK
Transmit Output Power:
n 16dBm (40mW)
Receiver Sensitivity: Nominal Temp Range
n -83dBm for 11Mbps @ 8% PER (Packet Error Rate)
n -90dBm for 2Mbps @ 8% PER (Packet Error Rate)
Modulation Techniques
n
n
n
n
CCK (11Mbps)
CCK (5.5Mbps)
DQPSK (2Mbps)
DBSK (1Mbps)
Modulation:
n Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
Range:
n Indoors - up to 328 feet (100 meters)*
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Technical Support
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and
within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our
website, or by phone.
Tech Support for customers within the United States:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(877) 453-5465
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.com
email:support@dlink.com
Tech Support for customers within Canada:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
(800) 361-5265
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 9:00pm EST
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
http://support.dlink.ca
email:support@dlink.ca
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Warranty and Registration
(USA only)
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link”
) provides this Limited
warranty for its product only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from:
•
•
D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor and
Products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States, the District of
Columbia, U.S. Possessions or Protectorates, U.S. Military Installations, addresses with an
APO or FPO.
Limited Warranty: D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link products described below
will be free from material defects in workmanship and materials from the date of original retail purchase
of the product, for the period set forth below applicable to the product type (“Warranty Period”
), except
as otherwise stated herein.
1-Year Limited Warranty for the Product(s) is defined as follows:
•
•
•
Hardware (excluding power supplies and fans) One (1) Year
Power Supplies and Fans One (1) Year
Spare parts and spare kits Ninety (90) days
D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period
at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will
be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be
new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may in its sole discretion replace the defective
Hardware (or any part thereof) with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is
substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware. Repaired or
replacement Hardware will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period from the date
of original retail purchase. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole
discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original
purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective
Hardware. All Hardware (or part thereof) that is replaced by D-Link, or for which the purchase price is
refunded, shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
Limited Software Warranty: D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (“Software”
)
will substantially conform to D-Link’s then current functional specifications for the Software, as set forth
in the applicable documentation, from the date of original retail purchase of the Software for a period of
ninety (90) days (“Warranty Period”
), provided that the Software is properly installed on approved
hardware and operated as contemplated in its documentation. D-Link further warrants that, during the
Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be free of physical
defects. D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media)
with software that substantially conforms to D-Link’s functional specifications for the Software or to
refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement
Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the
license granted by D-Link for the Software. Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original
Warranty Period from the date or original retail purchase. If a material non-conformance is incapable of
correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming
Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by DLink; provided that the non-conforming Software (and all copies thereof) is first returned to D-Link. The
license granted respecting any Software for which a refund is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for hardware and software
of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product
purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers,
or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case,
the product is being sold “As-Is”without any warranty whatsoever including, without limitation, the
Limited Warranty as described herein, notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary.
Submitting A Claim: The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its
return policy. In case the return policy period has expired and the product is within warranty, the
customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined below:
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•
The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the
Hardware defect or Software nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm
the same.
•
The original product owner must obtain a Return Material Authorization (“RMA”
) number from
the Authorized D-Link Service Office and, if requested, provide written proof of purchase of
the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) before the warranty
service is provided.
•
After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the
original or other suitable shipping package to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and
the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package. Do not include any
manuals or accessories in the shipping package. D-Link will only replace the defective portion
of the Product and will not ship back any accessories.
•
The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery
(“COD”
) is allowed. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property
of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer. D-Link will not be held responsible
for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be
shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link, with
shipping charges prepaid. Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by
the customer and upon request.
•
Return Merchandise Ship-To Address
USA: 53 Discovery Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Canada: 2180 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5W1 (Visit http://www.dlink.ca for detailed
warranty information within Canada)
D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the
foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The
product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product
that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements, or that is determined by
D-Link not to be defective or non-conforming.
What Is Not Covered: This limited warranty provided by D-Link does not cover: Products, if in D-Link’s
judgment, have been subjected to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse,
faulty installation, lack of reasonable care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the
documentation for the product, or if the model or serial number has been altered, tampered with, defaced
or removed; Initial installation, installation and removal of the product for repair, and shipping costs;
Operational adjustments covered in the operating manual for the product, and normal maintenance;
Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act of God, failures due to power surge, and cosmetic damage;
Any hardware, software, firmware or other products or services provided by anyone other than DLink; Products that have been purchased from inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in
which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the
product. Repair by anyone other than D-Link or an Authorized D-Link Service Office will void this
Warranty.
Disclaimer of Other Warranties: EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE
PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS-IS”WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY
WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO
NINETY (90) DAYS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED
HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTIONAND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS
WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.
Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE
UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY
FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER,
WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER
FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH DLINK’S PRODUCT IS CONNECTED WITH, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON,
OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT RETURNED TO D-LINK FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY
BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS
REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUNDOF THEDEFECTIVE ORNON-CONFORMINGPRODUCT. THE MAXIMUM
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LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT
COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WRITTENWARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR
STATUTORY.
Governing Law: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Some
states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This limited
warranty provides specific legal rights and the product owner may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered
trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or owners.
Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this Product may
be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation,
transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as
stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior
notice. Copyright© 2002 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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 communication. 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.
For detailed warranty outside the United States, please contact corresponding local
D-Link office.
FCC Caution:
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.
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, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. The antenna(s) used for this equipment must be installed to provide a separation
distance of at least eight inches (20 cm) from all persons.
This equipment must not be operated in conjunction with any other antenna.
Register your D-Link product online at http://support.dlink.com/register/
(06/17/2003)
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