User Manual AirStation Nfiniti Wireless PCI Adapter WLI-PCI

User Manual
AirStation Nfiniti
Wireless PCI Adapter
WLI-PCI-G300N
v. 1.1
Getting Started
• Insert the AirNavigator CD
into the CD-ROM drive of your
computer. The AirNavigator
Setup Wizard should launch
automatically.
• To launch the AirNavigator
Setup Wizard manually, click
Start, then Run. Type “D:\
Setup.exe”, where D is the drive
letter assigned to your CDrom.
• Click OK to launch the wizard.
Installing Wireless Drivers
• Select Install Wireless
Drivers.
Installing Wireless Drivers
• Click Next to install a driver for the PCI adaptor.
• Select Agree and click Next to continue the process after reviewing the license
agreemennt.
• A window will appear prompting the installation of the Wireless PCI Adapter into the
PC. You will need to shut down your PC to install the wireless PCI card. Press Cancel
if necessary and shut down your PC.
Installing Your Wireless Card
Shut down Windows and turn off your computer. Unplug the power cord from the surge
protector or the power supply. Using a grounding wrist-strap attached to a metal part of
the PC’s chassis, install the AirStation Card into an open PCI slot in your PC. You will
probably have to remove a panel from your PC to access the PCI slots. Consult your PC’s
user manual for instructions on adding a PCI card.
After the card is installed and the PC’s case reassembled, screw each of the WLI-PCIG300N’s antenna connectors to one of the RP-SMA connectors on the back of the card.
Installing Wireless Drivers
• Restart your PC and let it boot up.
• When the ‘Found New Hardware Wizard’ launches, click Next to run the wizard.
• If the ‘Digital Signature Not Found’ page opens, click Yes.
• When the Wireless PCI Adapter is successfully installed, click Finish. Reboot your
computer if prompted.
Connecting Wireless Clients to your Network
Buffalo supports three different
methods for connecting your wireless
client device to your network.
If your AP supports it, use the simple,
utterly secure AOSS to connect.
Install the Client Manager from your
AirNavigator CD (page 8) and turn to
page 11.
You may also use the Client Manager
software from your AirNavigator CD to
configure your network manually. See
page 16 for more on Client Manager.
If you’re running Windows XP on your
PC, you may use its built-in Zero
Configuration tool to connect to your
router/AP. See page 21 for more on
Zero Configuration.
Client Manager
Client Manager can be used to survey and connect to available access points, configure
WPA/WEP encryption, and create connection profiles. It also lets you use AOSS.
Note: When Client Manager is installed, Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration is
automatically disabled.
Installing Client Manager
Insert the AirNavigator CD into the CDROM drive of you computer. If the Air
Navigator Setup Wizard does not launch
automatically, launch it manually by
clicking Start and then Run. Enter D:\
Setup.exe in the dialog box that appears.
Click OK. Select Install Wireless Client
Manager.
Client Manager
• Once the Client Manager Installer launches, click Next.
• Press Agree to accept the license agreement and continue installation.
Client Manager
• Click OK when Client Manager
installation is complete.
• Press Exit Setup to exit AirNavigator.
• Client Manager is now installed and
running. Right-click on its icon (the
black antenna) to use it.
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Using AOSS
AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure
System) is a simple, one-touch setup for
connecting wireless clients to an access
point while enforcing the most secure
possible connection encryption type.
Users no longer need to worry about
choosing the proper security protocols,
IP addresses, or SSID. AOSS determines
the optimal connection and configures
itself in seconds. If your router doesn’t
support AOSS, turn to page 7 to
configure your connection manually with
Client Manager or Wireless Zero Config.
The AOSS button for this wireless client is in its Client Manager software. Start
Client Manager by right clicking on the black antenna icon in your System Tray,
or by launching the Client Manager from your Start Menu: Programs >> Buffalo
>>AirStation Utility >> Client Manager.
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Using AOSS
• From the Status Screen, select the Profiles tab.
• Initiate AOSS by clicking the blue AOSS button on the Client Manager’s screen. The
AOSS wizard will appear.
• Now, press the AOSS button on the Access Point. Hold it down until the AOSS LED
begins to flash.
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Using AOSS
Once AOSS is complete (about 30 seconds), the connection is archived as a profile for later
use. To minimize Client Manager to the system tray, click the ‘X’ in the top right corner.
Notes:
AOSS will scan for an AOSS partner for about two minutes. If it times out before finding
one, just press the AOSS buttons again.
Output power is reduced to 25% of normal during AOSS for security reasons. If you’re
having trouble making an AOSS connection, temporarily move the devices closer together.
AOSS will automatically use the highest level of security available for all currently
connected wireless devices.
If you have trouble connecting with AOSS, temorarily disable all personal firewalls on your
PC, such as ZoneAlarm or Microsoft Personal Firewall. These programs may be re-enabled
after AOSS has finished.
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Client Manager Configuration
You may use Client Manager to configure your wireless network. Client Manager consists
of the Status page, the Survey page, and the Profiles page. You can access each page by
clicking the corresponding button on Client Manager. In addition to these pages, several
dialog boxes are also available. You can access the Edit Profile dialog box, New Profile
dialog box, IP Configuration dialog box, or WEP Configuration dialog box using the Client
Manager pages. You may also initiate AOSS.
Status Page
Click Status to open this page. By
default, this page is displayed when
you start Client Manager. Details of
connection status are displayed.
This page only displays connection
information; no changes to settings are
made here.
This page includes the following
components:
• Adapter Name – Displays the part
number of the wireless adaptor that is
being used.
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Client Manager Configuration
• Network Type - Displays whether network is in Ad-Hoc or Infrastructure mode.
• Rate – The speed of communication between wireless devices. If the Client Manager is
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not connected to a remote wireless device (access point or another client), no rate will
be displayed.
Channel – The channel that the two wireless clients are using for communication. If
the Client Manager is not connected to a remote wireless device, no channel will be
displayed. Channels 1-11 may be used.
Security – The type of encryption in use. If the Client Manager is not connected to a
remote wireless device, then ‘No Encryption’ will be displayed.
IP Address – The IP address of the machine the Client Manager is installed on. If the
Client Manager is not connected to a network with DHCP, then no IP address will be
displayed.
MAC Address – The MAC address of the wireless client device inside the computer
Client Manager is installed on. If no wireless device is present in the computer, then no
MAC Address will be displayed.
Signal Strength – Displays the signal strength of the peak signal level the wireless
adapter receives from the wireless device to which it is connected. Next to the signal
level is the wireless hardware being used for this measurement.
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Client Manager Configuration
Click the Survey tab to open this page. Here, you can survey the area, display available
access points, and connect to available access points.
This page includes the following components:
• Wireless SSID – The SSID is the “name” of
a wireless network. Each wireless device
on a network must use identical SSIDs to
successfully communicate.
• Wireless Mode – Displays available modes for
each available remote wireless device.
• Strength – Displays the relative signal strength of
the wireless networks.
• Encryption – Displays whether the wireless
network is using any sort of encryption.
Click Connect to connect to a highlighted SSID,
or Refresh to update the list of available wireless
devices.
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Client Manager Configuration
This dialog will open for you to enter any necessary encryption information.
The correct encryption type should already be
selected automatically in the Encryption Method
drop down list. Only change this setting if
necessary.
The Encryption Key is where the actual key for
the wireless network should be entered. Some
wireless networks allow you to enter multiple
keys; four separate fields are available for this. If
your network only uses one encryption key, then
please use the first field (#1) to enter your key.
on using this wireless network again.
The Register Profile option will store this
wireless network in your profiles. You will then
automatically connect to this network when
inside its range. This is recommended if you plan
Press the Connect button once you have completed entering encryption information.
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Client Manager Configuration
Profiles Page
Click the Profiles tab to open this page.
Use this page to access your profiles.
Profiles allow you to save the information
associated with a specific wireless
network so you can quickly and easily
connect to that network when you are in
that location. The Profiles page allows you
to add, delete, and edit your profiles, as
well as import and export data.
• Connect - Click the Connect button
to connect to the selected profile and
return to the Status page.
• Edit - Click the Edit button to edit the
selected profile’s settings. The Edit
button also allows you to delete profiles
that are no longer used or required.
• Add - Click the Add button to add a profile manually. You will need important
information such as SSID, encryption settings, and network type.
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Client Manager Configuration
New Profile Dialog Box
• Select Profile - Select whether the profile is for a wireless or
wired connection.
• Profile Name - Enter the name you want to associate with the
new profile.
• Network Type - Select the network mode you want to
associate with the new profile. Select Infrastructure if your
network consists of both wired and wireless devices that
communicate through a central device, such as an access
point. Select Ad-hoc if your network consists of only wireless
devices that communicate with each other directly.
• Network Name SSID - Enter the SSID of your network. The
SSID is the name of your wireless network. All wireless
devices on a network must use identical SSIDs to successfully associate with other devices on
the network. MYSSID is an example of a valid SSID.
• Channel - The channel setting is only used for Ad-hoc connections. When using an Ad-hoc
connection, select a channel and make sure the other Ad-hoc devices are configured to use the
same channel. Otherwise, use Auto-Channel.
• Encryption Method - Displays the types of encryption available. Once encryption is selected,
you will be required to enter an Encryption Key. For the Transmission Key Number, 1 is
recommended.
• OK - Click OK to save your specifications and return to the Profiles page.
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Client Manager Configuration
Advanced Profile Options
• Network Tab - Displays the network information tab. A static IP can be specified for
this wireless profile here. It is not recommended to change any of these settings unless
specified by an administrator.
• Browser Tab - Displays settings to change your browser preferences for this wireless
profile. A specific home page can be specified when connected to this wireless profile as
can specific proxy server addresses.
• Printers Tab - Displays the printers tab. A specific default printer can be associated to
this profile. Thus, when connected to this profile, a specific printer will be used as the
default printer.
• OK - Click the OK button to save your specifications and return to the Profiles page.
• AOSS Icon - To automatically add the USB wireless client to your network,
just click this icon and then hold down the AOSS button on your wireless
router for a few seconds.
Check your package for an AOSS Manual, which will give more information
on using AOSS.
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Zero Configuration Service
Windows XP includes the Zero Configuration Service, a
built in serrvice to configure your wireless clients from
within Windows. Turn to page 8 if you would rather use
Buffalo’s Client Manager to configure your wireless client.
• If the Wireless Zero Configuration Service is activated,
Windows will scan for available wireless access points
once the Wireless PCI Adapter is properly installed.
If Windows detects one or more access points, a
networking icon appears within the system tray. “One
or more wireless networks are available” will appear as
a caption accompanying the icon.
• To start Wireless Zero Configuration manually, click
Start >> Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >>
Services. Select Automatic in the Startup Type field of
Wireless Zero Configuration Service.
• Right click the networking icon in the taskbar and
select View Available Wireless Networks. Select an
SSID and click Connect. You may need to check the
box indicating you are connecting to an unsecured
network. See page 22 if you need to enter an SSID
network name or WEP/WPA encryption key.
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Zero Configuration Service
• Click the Advanced tab to enter an SSID network name or WEP/WPA encryption key if
necessary. To add an SSID network name that is not listed, click Add.
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Zero Configuration Service
• To configure a WEP/WPA encryption key, select the
wireless network and click Configure.
• From the pull down menu, select the Network
Authentication and Data Encryption types for the
wireless network. Enter and confirm the Network
Key and Key Index. Click OK when finished.
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Wireless Zero Configuration
Wireless Zero Configuration Service (Windows XP)
Windows XP offers the Wireless Zero Configuration Service to support 802.11b and
802.11g wireless networking. This service automatically polls the area for available
wireless access points. If an available wireless access point is found, Windows attempts
to connect to the access point. If no available wireless access points are found, you must
manually add the access point information to connect (for example when the SSID is not
broadcasted).
Note: The Wireless Zero Configuration Service and Client Manager do not function
properly together. If you want to use Client Manager, you must disable the Wireless Zero
Configuration Service.
Enabling the Wireless Zero Configuration Service
Click Start >> Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Services to open the Services
configuration window. Select Automatic in the Startup Type field of Wireless Zero
Configuration Service to enable the Wireless Zero Configuration Service and click apply.
Note: The default Startup Type value of Wireless Zero Configuration Service is Automatic.
Disabling the Wireless Zero Configuration Service
Click Start >> Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Services to open the Services
configuration window. Select Disabled in the Startup Type field of Wireless Zero
Configuration Service to disable the Wireless Zero Configuration Service.
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Antenna Information
The WLI-PCI-G300N comes with a
dedicated antenna module with three
diversity antennas. This antenna module
is designed for use with the WLI-PCIG300N only. Do not use the WLI-PCIG300N’s antenna module with any other
wireless product, and don’t use any other
antennas with the WLI-PCI-G300N. They
are designed to work together.
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Specifications
Wireless LAN Interface
Standards Compliance
Draft-N (802.11n Draft Specification 1.0)
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11b
Communication Protocol
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
(OFDM)
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Frequency Range
2.412 - 2.462 Mhz
Transmission Rate
Draft-N: Up to 270 Mbps (Auto)
802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps (Auto)
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps (Auto)
Access Mode
Infrastructure Mode
Security
128/64 Bit WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP & AES)
Other
Interface
PCI
Environmental Operation
0 - 130º Fahrenheit 0 - 55º Celsius
Relative Humidity 20 - 80 % (non-condensing)
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Troubleshooting / FAQ
What should I do if I already have a version of Client Manager on my PC?
Update your Client Manager to the version on the CD. If you do not update your Client
Manager, there could be a loss of functionally, as some older versions of Client Manager
will not work properly with the G300N Wireless PCI Adapter. Before updating Client
Manager, uninstall any previous versions of Client Manager. To update your Client
Manager, load the Air Navigator CD and select Install Client Manager. Profiles can first
be exported from the Profiles tab of Client Manager and then imported back into Client
Manager after installation.
Why won't Client Manager function properly?
The Wireless Zero Configuration Service in Windows XP conflicts with Client Manager. If
you use Windows XP, make sure that the Wireless Zero Configuration Service is disabled.
Click Start >> Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Services. Select Disabled in
the Startup Type field of Wireless Zero Configuration Service to enable the Wireless
Zero Configuration Service. The default value of Wireless Zero Configuration Service is
Automatic.
I have more than one Air Navigator CD. Do I need more than one CD?
No. The same Air Navagator CD works with all Buffalo Technology access points and
wireless adapters. Please use the newest CD you have, with the highest revision number
on it.
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Glossary
10BaseT or 100BaseTx: 802.3 based Ethernet network that uses UTP (Unshielded
twisted pair) cable and a star topology. 10
is 10 Mbps and 100 is 100 Mbps.
Client: A PC or workstation on a network.
802.1x: The standard for wireless LAN
authentication used between an AP and a
client. 802.1x with EAP will initiate key
handling.
DCE (Data Communications Equipment):
Hardware used for communication with a
Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) device.
Cross-Over Wiring: A UTP cable that has its
transmit and receive pair crossed to allow
communications between two devices.
Default Gateway: The IP Address of either
the nearest router or server for the LAN.
Ad-Hoc Network: The wireless network
based on a peer-to-peer communications
session. Also referred to as Adhoc.
Default Parameter: Parameter set by the
manufacturer.
Bandwidth: The transmission capacity of
a computer or a communication channel,
stated in Megabits per second (Mbps).
BSS (Basic Service Set): An 802.11 networking framework that includes an Access
Point.
Bus Mastering: A system in which the specified Input/Output device (e.g. NIC Card)
can perform tasks without the intervention
of the CPU.
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Destination Address: The address portion of
a packet that identifies the intended recipient station.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol): Based on BOOTP, it uses a pool
of IP addresses, which it assigns to each
device connected to it, and retrieves the
address when the device becomes dormant
for a period of time.
Glossary
DNS (Domain Name System): System used
to map readable machine names into IP
addresses
Bandwidth: The transmission capacity of
a computer or a communication channel,
stated in Megabits per second (Mbps).
Driver: Software that interfaces a computer
with a specific hardware device.
BSS (Basic Service Set): An 802.11
networking framework that includes an
Access Point.
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum):
Method of spreading a wireless signal into
wide frequency bandwidth.
Bus Mastering: A system in which the
specified Input/Output device (e.g. NIC
Card) can perform tasks without the
intervention of the CPU.
DTE (Data Terminal Equipment): Device that
con10BaseT or 100BaseTx: 802.3 based
Ethernet network that uses UTP (Unshielded twisted pair) cable and a star topology.
10 is 10 Mbps and 100 is 100 Mbps.
Client: A PC or workstation on a network.
Cross-Over Wiring: A UTP cable that has its
transmit and receive pair crossed to allow
communications between two devices.
802.1x: The standard for wireless LAN
authentication used between an AP and a
client. 802.1x with EAP will initiate key
handling.
DCE (Data Communications Equipment):
Hardware used for communication with a
Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) device.
Ad-Hoc Network: The wireless network
based on a peer-to-peer communications
session. Also referred to as AdHoc.
Default Gateway: The IP Address of either
the nearest router or server for the LAN.
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Glossary
Default Parameter: Parameter set by the
manufacturer.
DTE (Data Terminal Equipment): Device
that controls data flowing to and from a
computer.
Destination Address: The address portion
of a packet that identifies the intended
recipient station.
Dynamic IP Address: An IP address that is
automatically assigned to a client station
in a TCP/IP network, typically by a DHCP
server.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol): Based on BOOTP, it uses a pool
of IP addresses, which it assigns to each
device connected to it, and retrieves the
address when the device becomes dormant
for a period of time.
ESS (Extended Service Set): A set of two or
more BSSs that form a single sub-network.
ESS-ID is user identification used in the
ESS LAN configuration.
DNS (Domain Name System): System used
to map readable machine names into IP
addresses
Ethernet: The most widely used architecture
for Local Area Networks (LANs). It is
a shared-media network architecture.
The IEEE 802.3 standard details its
functionality.
Driver: Software that interfaces a computer
with a specific hardware device.
Ethernet cable: A wire similar to telephone
cable that carries signals between Ethernet
devices.
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum):
Method of spreading a wireless signal into
wide frequency bandwidth.
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Glossary
File and Print Sharing: A Microsoft application that allows computers on a network to
share files and printers.
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers): The professional organization
which promotes development of electronics
technology.
Firmware: Programming inserted into
programmable read-only memory, thus
becoming a permanent part of a computing
device.
Frame: A fixed block of data, transmitted as
a single entity. Also referred to as packet.
Full-Duplex: To transmit on the same
channel in both directions simultaneously.
Gbps (Giga Bits per second): One billion
bits per second.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address: A unique
32-binary-digit number that identifies each
sender or receiver of information sent in
packets.
Infrastructure: A wireless network or
other small network in which the wireless
network devices are made a part of the
network through the Access Point.
ISP (Internet Service Provider): A company
that provides access to the Internet and
other related services.
Half-duplex: To transmit on the same
channel in both directions, one direction at
a time.
IV (Initialization Vector): The header section
of a message packet.
Hub: A device which allows connection
of computers and other devices to form a
LAN.
LAN (Local Area Network): A group of computers and peripheral devices connected to
share resources.
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Glossary
LED (Light Emitting Diode): The lights on a
hardware device representing the activity
through the ports.
NAT (Network Address Translation): An
internet standard that enables a LAN to
use one set of IP addresses for internal
traffic and a second set for external traffic.
MAC (Medium Access Control) Address: A
unique number that distinguishes network
cards.
NIC (Network Interface Card): An
expansion card connected to a computer
so the computer can be connected to a
network.
Mbps (Mega Bits Per Second): A
measurement of millions of bits per
second.
Packet: A block of data that is transferred
as a single unit, also called a frame or a
block.
MDI/X (Media Dependent Interface/Crossover): Port on a network hub or switch
that crosses the incoming transmit lines
with the outgoing receive lines.
Packet Filtering: Discarding unwanted
network traffic based on its originating
address or its type.
MHz (MegaHertz): One million cycles per
second.
MIB II: A database containing performance
information and statistics on each device in
a network.
MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second): A
measurement of processing speed.
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PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect):
A bus that is connected directly to the
CPU.
PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card
International Association) Card: Removable
module that adds features to a portable
computer.
Glossary
Ping (Packet Internet Groper): An Internet
utility used to determine whether a
particular IP address is online.
Repeater Hub: A device that collects,
strengthens and transmits information to
all connected devices, allowing the network
to be extended to accommodate additional
workstations.
Plug and Play: Hardware that, once
installed (“plugged in”), can immediately
be used (“played”), as opposed to hardware
that requires manual configuration.
RC4: The encryption algorithm that is used
in WEP.
PoE (Power over Ethernet): A mechanism
to send DC power to a device using a CAT5
Ethernet cable.
RJ-45 connector: An 8-pin connector used
between a twisted pair cable and a data
transmission device.
PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over
Ethernet): A specification for connecting
users on an Ethernet line to the Internet
through a common broadband medium.
ROM (Read Only Memory): Permanent
memory.
Protocol: A standard way of exchanging
information between computers.
Roaming: The ability to use a wireless
device while moving from one access point
to another without losing the connection.
Router: Device that can connect individual
LANs and remote sites to a server.
RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial
In User Service): A server that issues
authentication key to clients.
Script: A macro or batch file containing
instructions and used by a computer to
perform a task.
RAM (Random Access Memory): Nonpermanent memory.
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Glossary
Server: Any computer that makes files or
peripheral devices available to users of the
network and has a resident Network OS.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/
Internet Protocol: Protocol used by
computers when communicating across
the Internet or Intranet.
SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol):
The protocol used to define and deliver
electronic mail (E-mail) from one location
to another.
TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol): Simple
form of FTP (File Transfer Protocol), which
Uses UDP (User Datagram Protocol),
rather than TCP/IP for data transport and
provides no security features.
SNMP (Simple Network Management
Protocol: An application layer protocol
that outlines the formal structure for
communication among network devices.
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol):
An encryption method replacing WEP.
TKIP uses random IV and frequent key
exchanges.
Static IP Address: A permanent IP address
is assigned to a node in a TCP/IP network.
Also known as global IP.
Topology: The shape of a LAN (Local Area
Network) or other communications system.
STP (Shielded Twisted Pair): Twisted Pair
cable wrapped in a metal sheath to provide
extra protection from external interfering
signals.
Twisted Pair: Cable that comprises 2
or more pair of insulated wires twisted
together.
Subnet Mask: An eight-byte address
divided into 4 parts separated by periods.
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Glossary
UDP (User Datagram Protocol): A
communication method (protocol)
that offers a limited amount of service
when messages are exchanged between
computers in a network. UDP is used as
an alternative to TCP/IP.
Wire Speed: The maximum speed at which
a given packet can be transferred using
Ethernet and Fast Ethernet standard
specifications.
Uplink: Link to the next level up in a
communication hierarchy.
VPN (Virtual Private Network): A security
method to connect remote LAN users to a
corporate LAN system.
WLAN (Wireless LAN): A LAN topology using
wireless devices.
UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) cable: Two or
more unshielded wires twisted together to
form a cable.
WAN (Wide Area Network): A networking
system covering a wide geographical area.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy): An
encryption method based on 64 or 128-bit
algorithm.
Web Browser: A software program that
allows viewing of web pages.
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity): An organization
that tests and assures interoperability
among WLAN devices.
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FCC / CE / R&TTE
Federal Communication Commission Interference 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 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.
FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, (example - use only shielded interface cables
when connecting to computer or peripheral devices). Any changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this 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.
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FCC / CE / R&TTE
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance
of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
Europe – EU Declaration of Conformity
This device complies with the essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
The following test methods have been applied in order to prove presumption of compliance
with the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC:
•EN 60950: 2000
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
•EN 300 328-2 V1.2.1 (2001-12)
Technical requirements for spread-spectrum radio equipment
•EN 301 489-17 V1.1.1 (2000-09)
EMC requirements for spread-spectrum radio equipment
Taiwan:
SAR compliance has been established in typical laptop computer(s) with PCI slot, and
product could be used in typical laptop computer with PCI slot. Other application like
handheld PC or similar device has not been verified, may not comply with related RF
exposure rules, and such use shall be prohibited.
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FCC / CE / R&TTE
Safety
This equipment is designed with the utmost care for the safety of those who install and
use it. However, special attention must be paid to the dangers of electric shock and static
electricity when working with electrical equipment. All guidelines of this manual and of
the computer manufacturer must therefore be allowed at all times to ensure the safe use
of the equipment.
Intended use
This device is a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN transceiver, intended for indoor home and office
use in USA, Canada, all EU and EFTA member states.
EU Countries intended for use
This device is intended for indoor home and office use in the following countries:
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Greece, France, Finland, Italy, Ireland,
Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Czech
Republic, Estonia, Hungry, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and
Slovenia.
The device is also authorised for use in all EFTA member states Iceland, Liechtenstein,
Norway and Switzerland.
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FCC / CE / R&TTE
EU countries not intended for use
None
Potential restrictive use
This device is a 2.4 GHz wireless LAN transceiver, intended for indoor home and office
use in all EU and EFTA member states, except in France, Belgium and Italy where
restrictive use applies.
In Italy the end-user should apply for a license at the national spectrum authorities in
order to obtain an authorization to use the device for setting up outdoor radio links.
In Belgium there is a restriction in outdoor use. The frequency range in which outdoor
operation in Belgium is permitted is 2460 – 2483.5 MHz.
In France only channels 10,11,12 and 13 are available.
This device may not be used for setting up outdoor radio links in France. For more
information see http://www.anfr.fr/ and/or http://www.art-telecom.fr
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Warranty Information
Buffalo products come with a 2-year limited warranty from the date of purchase. Buffalo
Technology warrants products in good operating condition for the warranty period.
This warranty does not include non-Buffalo Technology installed components. If the
Buffalo product malfunctions during the warranty period, Buffalo Technology will, at
its discretion, repair or replace the product at no charge, provided the product has not
been subjected to misuse, abuse or non-Buffalo Technology authorized alterations,
modifications, or repairs. When returning a product, include your original proof of
purchase. Return requests cannot be processed without proof of purchase. Shipment
of returned product to Buffalo Technology is the responsibility of the purchaser. All
expressed and implied warranties for the Buffalo product line including, but not limited
to, the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in
duration to the above period.
Under no circumstances shall Buffalo Technology be liable in any way to the user for
damages, including any lost profits, lost savings or other incidental or consequential
damages arising out of the use of, or inability to use, the Buffalo products.
Buffalo Technology reserves the right to revise or update its products, software, or
documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity.
Please have your proof of purchase receipt to get warranty support. All defective products
shall be returned with a copy of proof of purchase.
In no event shall Buffalo Technology’s liability exceed the price paid for the product from
direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use of
the product, its accompanying software, or its documentation. Buffalo Technology does
not offer refunds for any product.
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Contact Information
North America (USA / Canada)
ADDRESS
Buffalo Technology (USA), Inc.
4030 West Braker Lane, Suite 120
Austin, TX 78759-5319
GENERAL INQUIRIES
Monday through Friday
8:30am-5:30pm CST
Direct: 512-794-8533
Toll-free: 800-456-9799
Fax: 512-794-8520
Email: sales@buffalotech.com
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
North American Technical Support by phone is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. (USA and Canada).
Toll-free: (866) 752-6210
Email: info@buffalotech.com
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Contact Information
Europe
ADDRESS
Buffalo Technology UK LTD
176, Buckingham Avenue,
Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4RD
United Kingdom
GENERAL INQUIRIES
Tel: +44 (0) 1753 555000
Fax: +44 (0) 1753 535420
E-mail: sales@buffalo-technology.com
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
European Technical Support is available between the hours of 9am-6pm (GMT)
Monday to Thursday and 9am-4:30pm (GMT) Friday for this product. Customers in
Europe can obtain Technical Support using the following information:
•Telephone
UK only: 08712 50 12 60
Elsewhere: +353 61 708 050
•Email:
helpdesk@buffalo-technology.ie
•Web
www.buffalo-technology.com
•Online Help
Available on the enclosed AirNavigator CD.
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Contact Information
At Buffalo Technology, we constantly update our software and firmware. For the most
recent software, firmware, driver, and technical whitepaper releases available, please visit
the Buffalo Technology website: www.buffalotech.com.
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