D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-AG530 Specifications

D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-AG530 Specifications
D-Link AirPremier AG
11a/11g Dualband (2.4GHz/5GHz)
Wireless 108Mbps PCI Adapter
Building Networks for People
Package Contents ................................................................................ 3
Introduction........................................................................................... 4
Features .............................................................................................. 5
Wireless Basics ................................................................................... 6
Getting Started ................................................................................... 10
Using the Configuration Utility ............................................................. 13
Networking Basics ............................................................................. 22
Troubleshooting .................................................................................. 35
Technical Specifications ..................................................................... 40
Contacting Technical Support ............................................................. 42
Warranty and Registration ................................................................... 43
Appendix ........................................................................................... 46
EAP Types
Definitions of Configuration Terms
Package Contents
Contents of Package:
D-Link AirPremier TMAG DWL-AG530
11a/11g Dualband (2.4GHz/5GHz)
Wireless 108Mbps PCI Adapter
Manual, Warranty and Drivers on CD
Printed Quick Installation Guide
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
System Requirements for Configuration:
n A desktop computer with an available 32-bit PCI 2.2
n Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE
n At least 128MB of memory and a 500MHz processor
n An 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g access point (for Infrastructure mode) or another 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g wireless
adapter (for Ad-Hoc; Peer-to-Peer networking mode).
At up to fifteen times the speed of previous wireless devices (up to 108Mbps in
Super AG mode), you can work faster and more efficiently, increasing productivity.
With the DWL-AG530, bandwidth-intensive applications like graphics or
multimedia will benefit significantly because large files are able to move across
the network quickly.
Inclusion of all three standards (802.11g; 802.11a; 802.11b) means that the
DWL-AG530 is versatile enough to allow connection to almost any 802.11
network or device.
The DWL-AG530 has the newest, strongest and most advanced security features
available today. When used with other 802.11 WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
and 802.1X compatible products in a network with a RADIUS server, the security
features include:
WPA: Wi-Fi Protected Access which authorizes and identifies users based
on a secret key that changes automatically at regular intervals. WPA
uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal
key every 10,000 packets (a packet is a kind of message transmitted
over a network.) This ensures much greater security than the standard
W EP security. (By contrast, the previous W EP encryption
implementations required the keys to be changed manually.)
802.1X: Authentication which is a first line of defense against intrusion. In the
authentication process, the Authentication Server* verifies the identity
of the client attempting to connect to the network. Unfamiliar clients would
be denied access.
For home users that will not incorporate a RADIUS server in their network, the
security for the DWL-AG530, used in conjunction with other WPA-compatible
802.11 products, will still be much stronger than ever before. Utilizing the PreShared Key mode of WPA, the DWL-AG530 will obtain a new security key
every time it connects to the 802.11 network. You only need to input your
encryption information once in the configuration menu. No longer will you have
to manually input a new WEP key frequently to ensure security. With the DWLAG530, you will automatically receive a new key every time you connect, vastly
increasing the safety of your communication.
*Not all servers can provide Authentication
n Faster Wireless Networking with speeds up to 108Mbps in Turbo
mode - Faster data transfers mean increased productivity. With the
DWL-AG530 in your PC, you will have the flexibility of wireless networking speeds that save you time and money.
* IEEE 802.11a standard to provide wireless 54Mbps data rate, and
up to 108Mbps (only for USA and Singapore) if enable Super A/G
mode with D-Link AirPremier AG and AirPlus XtremeGTM products.
* IEEE 802.11g standard to provide wireless 54Mbps data rate, and
up to 108Mbps if enable Super A/G mode with D-Link
AirPremier AGTM and AirPlus XtremeGTM products.
* D-Link 108AG performance results are based on testing with other
D-Link 108AG enabled devices utilizing Packet Bursting,
FastFrames, Turbi Mode and Compression techniques. Data
already compressed may not benefit from the D-Link 108AG
compression technique.
n Compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g Devices - Fully compatible with the IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g standards, the DWLAG530 can connect with existing 802.11b, 802.11g- or 802.11a- compliant routers, access points and cards. That means you can still communicate with colleagues and friends while you have the ability to link to
even more wireless networks.
n Better Security with 802.1X and WPA -With the DWL-AG530 in your
desktop PC you can securely connect to a wireless network using 802.
1x for wireless authentication, as well as WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
providing you a much higher level of security for your data and communication than has previously been available.
n Versatility - The DWL-AG530 is fully compatible with IEEE 802.11a
and 802.11b standards, making it interoperable with 802.11a and 802.
11b wireless routers and access points in your office, home or at public
wireless hotspots.
n 32-bit PCI Performance/Plug & Play Connectivity -The DWL-AG530
is a powerful 32-bit PCI adapter that installs quickly and easily into desktop PCs, and when used with other D-Link Air Premier AGTM products
will automatically connect to the network out of the box.
n Removable antenna allows for easy installation.
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-AG530 has the following LEDs:
A blinking light indicates data is being
A steady light indicates a connection to an
access point
Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-touse 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 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.
Wireless Basics (continued)
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.
Inexpensive Solution – Wireless network devices are as competitively priced
as conventional Ethernet network devices.
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.
The DWL-AG530 is compatible with the following wireless products:
n D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-AG660
Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers
n D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-7100AP
Wireless Access Points
n D-Link AirPremier AG DI-784
Wireless Broadband Routers
n The DWL-AG530 is also interoperable with other 802.11g and 802.
11b and 802.11a standards-compliant devices.
Wireless Basics (continued)
Standards-Based Technology
The DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter utilizes the 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.
11g standard.
The IEEE 802.11g standard is an extension of the 802.11b standard. It increases
the data rate up to 54 Mbps within the 2.4GHz band utilizing OFDM technology.
This means that in most environments, within the specified range of this device,
you will be able to transfer large files quickly or even watch a movie in MPEG
format over your network without noticeable delays. This technology works by
transmitting high-speed digital data over a radio wave utilizing OFDM (Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology. OFDM works by splitting the radio
signal into multiple smaller sub-signals that are then transmitted simultaneously
at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk
(interference) in signal transmissions. The D-Link DWL-AG530 will automatically
sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and
range possible.
802.11g offers the most advanced network security features available today,
including: WPA , 802.1x, TKIP, AES and Pre-Shared Key mode.
The DWL-AG530 is backwards compatible with 802.11b devices. This means
that if you have an existing 802.11b network, the devices in that network will be
compatible with 802.11g devices at speeds up to 11Mbps in the 2.4GHz range.
Wireless Basics (continued)
Installation Considerations
The D-Link AirPremier AG DWL-AG530 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-AG530 and
other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce
your DWL-AG530’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your
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.
Getting Started
There are basically two modes of networking:
n Infrastructure – using an access point or wireless router
such as the DWL-7100AP.
n Ad-Hoc – directly connecting to another computer, for Peerto-Peer communication, using wireless network adapters on
each computer, such as two or more DWL-AG530 Wireless
PCI 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 a wireless 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):
A wireless router - D-Link AirPremier AG DI-784
A laptop computer with a wireless adapter D-Link Air Premier AG DWL-AG660
A desktop computer with a wireless adapter D-Link Air Premier AG DWL-AG530
A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-201
Getting Started (continued)
Setting up a Wireless Infrastructure Network
For a typical wireless setup at home
(as shown here),
please do the
DWL-AG 660
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 AirPremier TMAG DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter into
an available PCI slot on your desktop computer.
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter).
Install the D-Link DWL-AG660 Wireless Cardbus Adapter into a laptop
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-AG660).
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.
A RADIUS server is optional. Connect a RADIUS server to your network
to use all the features of WPA. (Without a RADIUS server you can still use
the WPA Pre-Shared Key mode.) RADIUS Authentication can also be
provided by another service provider over the Internet and remote to your
network site.
Getting Started (continued)
Setting up a Wireless Ad-Hoc Network
Install the D-Link DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter into the desktop
computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWLAG530).
Install the DWL-AG660 into a laptop computer. (See the Quick
Installation Guide included with the DWL-AG660).
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
with a subnet mask of, then the second computer can be
assigned an IP address of 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.
Using the Configuration Utility
D-Link AirPremierTM AG DWL-AG530 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-AG530 (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 AirPremier AG > D-Link AirPremier AG 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.
Uncheck the box in the properties window
that enables windows configuration.
To access the WPA security features
of the DWL-AG530 you must install
the Aegis software (included on the
installation CD) before inserting the Adapter
into your laptop PC.
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.
If the icon does not display in the taskbar, then click on
this icon on your desktop to open.
*Configuration Utility icon
in the system tray
Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
After clicking on the Configuration Utility icon, the Link Info screen will display
the settings for the DWL-AG530:
Link Info
Displays the MAC address of
the access point or router to
which the DWL-AG530 is associated.
The Service Set Identifier is the
name assigned to the wireless
network. The factory SSID setting is default.
802.11b indicates that the DWLAG530 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.)
You can see if WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is Enabled or Disabled here.
Connection Info:
The connection status is displayed here.
Tx Rate:
Tx Rate settings are automatically determined for an optimal speed up to a
maximum of 54Mbps (108Mbps in Turbo mode).
The channel selection is automatically determined by the DWL-AG530.
Signal Strength/Link Quality:
Displays the Link Quality for the DWL-AG530 wireless connection to the access point. The signal strength represents the wireless signal between the
access point and the DWL-AG530. 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.
Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Service Set Identifier is a name that identifies a Configuration
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.
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
Ad-Hoc – Wireless mode used when
connecting directly to a computer equipped with a wireless adapter in a
Peer-to-Peer environment.
Data Encryption:
Select Enabled or Disabled.
Choose one of the following modes:
Open Authentication - The DWL-AG530 is visible to all devices on the
Shared Authentication- Allows communication only with other devices
with identical WEP settings.
WPA* - Select to enable WPA. Click Athentication Config.
WPA-PSK* - Select to enable WPA-PSK. Click Authentication Config.
*(See the following pages for more detailed configuration instructions.)
Key Length:
Select the key length and either ASCII or hexadecimal format.
Enable 802.1x in this field. (802.1x is automatically enabled when WPA or WPAPSK is selected.)
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
shown on the next page will appear. Configure the IP settings in that window.
Click Apply to save changes.
Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Configuration > IP Settings
Obtain an IP Address Automatically:
Choose this option to obtain an IP address automatically through a DHCP
Assign the following IP Address:
Choose this option to assign a static IP address.
Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically:
Choose this option to obtain a DNS server address automatically.
Use the following DNS Server address:
If you make this selection, enter the Preferred DNS server and the Alternate
DNS server in the appropriate fields.
Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Authentication > WPA >802.1X
Select WPA in the
Authentication field.
When you select WPA,
802.1X is Enabled.
Authentication Config
The Advanced Security Settings screen will appear, as
shown below.
Advanced Security Settings
Select the EAP Type you
want to use. Configure the
information needed for
Inner Authentication
For an explanation of
the terms shown in
this window please see the
Trusted CA List.
Click OK. The WPA
configuration is complete!
Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Authentication > WPA-PSK > 802.1X
Configuration > WPA-PSK
Select WPA-PSK in the
Authentication field.
When you select WPAPSK, 802.1X is Disabled.
Authentication Config
does not
require a
RADIUS server in
the network.
Advanced Security Settings
Enter the WPA
Click OK. The WPAPSK configuration is
Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Select the network frequency from these options:
Auto; b 2.4GHz; b/g 2.
4GHz; or a 5GHz.
Super A/G:
Enable or Disable.
Starting Ad-Hoc Network:
If you are configuring an
Ad-Hoc network, select 2.
4GHz or 5GHz.
Ad-Hoc Channel:
Select Auto or 1-11.
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.
Launch Utility on Startup:
Select Enable or Disable.
Power Mode:
Disable - Saves no power.
Fast Save - Moderate power-saving.
Max Save - Saves the most power.
Data Packet Parameter:
Set the Fragmentation Threshold and the RTS Threshold. Please see below.
Fragmentation Threshold:
This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If you experience a high
packet error rate, you may slightly increase your fragmentation threshold within
the value range of 256 to 2346. Setting the fragmentation threshold too low may
result in poor performance.
RTS Threshold:
This value should remain at its default setting of 2346. If inconsistent data flow
is a problem, only a minor modification should be made.
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.
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.
Click on Refresh to get
the most updated list of
available networks.
Site Survey
Highlight an existing
network and click Configure; the configuration
window on the next page
will appear.
Highlight a network; click
Advanced and the screen
on the next page will
Click Add and the screen on the next page will appear.
Highlight a network profile; click Remove to remove a network from the profile
Highlight a network profile; click Properties and the screen on the next page
will appear.
Highlight a network profile; click Connect to connect to that network.
Click Rescan to rescan and connect to the strongest signal.
Using the Configuration Utility (continued)
Site Survey > Advanced, Add, Configuration or Properties
In this window you can select the type
of network connection that applies.
Click OK to save the changes.
Add, Configuration, 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
If you clicked on Configuration or
Properties you can configure, in this
window, all the properties of a profile
that already exists in the network.
The About screen displays information regarding your DWL-AG530, including the MAC address, Utility
version, Driver version, and Support
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/98SE.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections
Select Set up a home or small office network
When this screen appears, click Next.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click Next.
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.
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.
Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
To name your computer in Windows XP, please follow these directions:
Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen).
Right-click on My Computer.
Select Properties and click.
Select the Computer
Name Tab in the System Properties window.
You may enter a Computer Description if
you wish; this field is
To rename the computer
and join a domain, click
Networking Basics (continued)
Naming your Computer
In this window, enter the
Computer name.
Select Workgroup and enter
the name of the Workgroup.
All computers on your
network must have the same
Workgroup name.
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:
Right-click on the
Local Area
icon in the task
Click on Status.
Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
This window will appear.
Click the
Support tab.
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Note: DHCP-capable 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:
Go to Start.
on Control
Networking Basics (continued)
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
on Network
Right-click on Local Area
Double-click on
Networking Basics
Assigning a Static IP Address
in Windows XP/2000
Click on Internet
Client for Microsoft Networks
Protocol (TCP/IP).
Click Properties.
In the window below,
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
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,
the other computers should have IP addresses that are sequential,
like and The subnet mask must be the
same for all the computers
on the network).
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
Enter the LAN IP
address of the wireless
router. (D-Link wireless
routers have a LAN IP
address of
Select Use the
following DNS server
addresses. Enter the
LAN IP address of the
wireless router. (D-Link
wireless routers have a
LAN IP address of
You have completed the assignment of a
static IP address. (You do not need to assign a static IP address if you have a DHCPcapable gateway/router).
Click OK.
Networking Basics (continued)
Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP/2000
Go to Start > Run
> type cmd. A
window similar to
this one will appear. Type ping
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.
Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows Me/98SE
Go to Start >
Run > type
command. A
window similar to
this will appear.
Type ping
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.
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-AG530. Read the following descriptions if you
are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If
you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your computer will
look similar to the following examples).
1. How do I check that the drivers for the DWL-AG530 are installed properly?
Go to Start >
My Computer >
Select the
Click Device
Troubleshooting (continued)
on Network
Right-click on D-Link
DWL-AG530 Wireless
PCI Adapter.
D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter
D-Link Air Premier DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter
Select Properties to check
that the drivers
are installed
D-Link Air PremierTM DWL-AG530
Look under Device
Status to check that
the device is working
D-Link AirPremierTM DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter
Click OK.
Troubleshooting (continued)
2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router.
Make sure that the SSID on the D-Link DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI
Adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the access point or
wireless router.
Move the DWL-AG530 and access point or wireless router into the
same room and then test the wireless connection.
Disable all security settings. (WEP, MAC Address Control, AES).
Make sure that the access point/router is not set to a different
Turn off your access point and the computer with the DWL-AG530.
Turn on the access point, and then turn on the computer with the
Refresh the DWL-AG530 Utility.
Make sure that the 802.11a access point and the adapter is set
to channel 52 and above in the 802.11a band, because the DWLAG530 does not support channels 36-48 in the 802.11a band.
3. The DWL-AG530 Power and Link lights are not on.
Check to see if the DWL-AG530 PCI adapter is firmly inserted into
the PCI slot of your laptop computer.
4. I forgot my Encryption key.
Reset the access point to its factory default settings and restore the
DWL-AG530 PCI adapter to the factory default settings.
5. The computer does not recognize the D-Link DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter.
Make sure that the D-Link DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter is
properly seated in the computer’s PCI slot.
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:
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 previously loaded driver files. 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.,
6. The computer with the DWL-AG530 installed is unable to connect
to the wireless network and/or the Internet.
Check that the LED indicators for the broadband modem are
indicating normal activity. If not, there may be a problem with the
broadband connection.
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.
Check that the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings
are correctly entered for the network.
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-Link
products is default. (Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar.
The Link Info screen will display the SSID setting).
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.
Troubleshooting (continued)
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. Double-click on the WLAN icon in the
taskbar > click on Configuration to change the settings for the
wireless adapter.
If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys
are entered on both the DWL-AG530 and the access point. Doubleclick 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.
If SuperA/G is enabled, make sure that Turbo mode is enabled on
all Turbo mode compatible devices in your network, in order to
7. How can I avoid connection problems using the DWL-AG530?
Move the DWL-AG530 and the access point or wireless router into
the same room and then test the wireless connection.
Change the channel of the access point.
Move devices within the line of sight.
Technical Specifications
n IEEE 802.11
n IEEE 802.11a
n IEEE 802.11b
n IEEE 802.11g
Bus Type
n PCI 2.2
n PCI 32-bit interface
n Operating: 32ºF to 131ºF (0ºC to 55ºC)
n 95% maximum, non-condensing
Internal Antenna Type:
n Omni Directional Dipole Antenna with 2~4 dbi gain
n 64, 128-bit WEP
n 802.1X
n WPA - (Wi-Fi Protected Access), 64-,128-bit WEP with TKIP,
MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication
n Supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Physical Dimensions:
n L = 5.24 inches (133mm)
n W = 4.27 inches (120mm)
n H = 0.87 inches (22mm)
n 0.15 lb. (66 grams)
Technical Specifications (continued)
Data Rates:
With Automatic Fallback
n 108Mbps (Turbo Mode); 54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps;
12Mbps; 11Mbps; 9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps
Media Access Control:
n CSMA/CA with ACK
Frequency Range:
n 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz
n 5.150GHz to 5.85GHz
n Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters)
Modulation Technology:
n Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
n Complementary Code Keying (CCK)
n Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Receiver Sensitivity:
54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-73dBm
48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-76dBm
36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-82dBm
24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-85dBm
18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-88dBm
12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-89dBm
n Link
n Activity
Transmitter Output Power:
n 15dBm ± 2dB
11Mbps CCK, 8% PER, -91dBm
9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-90dBm
6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-91dBm
5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-92dBm
2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER,-93dBm
1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER,-94dBm
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TEL: 61-2-8899-1800
TOLL FREE: 1800-177-100 (Australia), 0800-900900 (New Zealand)
E-MAIL: [email protected], [email protected] URL: www.dlink.com.au
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TEL: 31-40-2668713 FAX: 31-40-2668666
E-MAIL:[email protected], [email protected]
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TEL: 1-905-829-5033 FAX: 1-905-829-5095 FREE CALL: 1-800-354-6522
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlink.ca
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TEL: 56-2-232-3185 FAX: 56-2-232-0923 URL: www.dlink.cl
E-MAIL: [email protected] & [email protected]
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TEL: 86-10-85182533 FAX: 86-10-85182250
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TEL:45-43-969040 FAX:45-43-424347
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlink.dk
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TEL: 202-2456176 FAX: 202-2456192
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlink-me.com
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TEL: 358-9-622-91660 FAX: 358-9-622-91661
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlink-fi.com
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TEL: 33-1-302-38688 FAX: 33-1-3023-8689
E-MAIL: [email protected]
URL: www.dlink-france.fr
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Schwalbacher Strasse 74, D-65760 Eschborn, Germany
TEL: 49-6196-77990 FAX: 49-6196-7799300
INFO LINE: 00800-7250-0000 (toll free) HELP LINE: 00800-7250-4000 (toll free)
REPAIR LINE: 00800-7250-8000
E-MAIL: [email protected]
URL: www.dlink.de
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TEL. 34 93 4090770 FAX 34 93 4910795
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlinkiberia.es
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TEL: 39-02-2900-0676 FAX: 39-02-2900-1723
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlink.it
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TEL: 81-3-5434-9678 FAX:81-3-5434-9868
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.d-link.co.jp
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TEL: 47-22-991890 FAX: 47-22-207039
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Tel /fax +7 (095) 744-00-99
mailto:[email protected] , Web: www.dlink.ru
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TEL: 65-774-6233 FAX: 65-774-6322
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlink-intl.com
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TEL: 27(0)126652165 FAX: 27(0)126652186
E-MAIL: [email protected] URL: www.dlink.co.za
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TEL: 46-(0)8564-61900 FAX: 46-(0)8564-61901
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TEL: 886-2-2910-2626 FAX: 886-2-2910-1515
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EAP Types
Configuration > Advanced Security Settings > EAP Types
EAP Type
Inner Authentication
Information needed
for Authenticating
User Name
User Name
TTLS Identity
User Name
TTLS Identity
User Name
TTLS Identity
User Name
Domain Name
TTLS Identity
User Name
Domain Name
EAP Types (continued)
EAP Type
Inner Authentication
Information needed
for Authenticating
TTLS Identity
User Name
EAPGeneric Token Card
TTLS Identity
User Name
TTLS Identity
User Name
Domain Name
User Name
User Name
Domain Name
EAPGeneric Token Card
User Name
Definitions of Terms
Validate Server Certificate:
Check Validate Server Certificate to verify the identity of the authentication
server based on its certificate when using EAP-TTLS, PEAP, and EAP-TLS.
(This is checked by default.)
Certain protocols, such as EAP-TTLS, PEAP, and EAP-TLS, allow you to
verify the identity of the authentication server as the server verifies your
identity. This is called mutual authentication.
You can select trusted authentication server certificates using the Add button
at the Trusted CA List (at the bottom of the Advanced Security Settings
Definitions of Terms (continued)
Domain Name:
Each server has a domain name that uniquely identifies it. That domain name is
normally contained in the Subject CN field of the server certificate. A server
domain name ends with the name of a larger administrative domain, to which
the server belongs.
TTLS Identity:
EAP-TTLS has a unique feature that other protocols do not offer. Because it
sets up an encrypted tunnel for your credentials, it is also able to pass your
login name through that tunnel. That means that not only are your credentials
secure from eavesdropping, but your identity is protected as well. Thus, with
EAP-TTLS you have two identities: an inner one, and an outer one. The inner
identity is your actual user name. Your outer identity can be completely
anonymous. Set your outer identity in the TTLS Identity field.
Trusted CA List:
The Trusted CA List allows you to configure which authentication servers
you trust for the purpose of logging you in to the network.
Click Add at the Trusted CA List at the bottom of the Advanced Security Settings
page. Select the Trusted CA that you want to add and click OK.
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