Ralink 150N wireless adapter User manual

Ralink 150N wireless adapter User manual
AWU111N
150N Wireless USB Adapter
Ultra-Nano Size
User Manual
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Version: 1.0
(March, 2011)
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COPYRIGHT
is the registered trademark of AZiO Corporation. All products
and product names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders. Copyright of the whole product as
integration, including its accessories and software, belongs to AZiO
Corporation. Without the permission of AZiO Corporation, any individual or
party is not allowed to copy, plagiarize, imitate or translate into other
languages.
All the photos and product specifications mentioned in this manual are for
reference only. As upgrade of software and hardware progresses, there will be
changes. And if there are changes, AZiO is not responsible for informing in
advance. If you would like to know more about our product information, please
visit our website at www.aziocorp.com.
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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 FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio technician for help.
FCC Caution
This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter.
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.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the authority to operate equipment.
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Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Radiation Exposure
Statement
This EUT is compliance with SAR for general population/uncontrolled
exposure limits in ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1999 and had been tested in accordance
with the measurement methods and procedures specified in OET Bulletin 65
Supplement C.
The equipment version marketed in US is restricted to usage of the channels
1-11 only.
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R&TTE Compliance Statement
This equipment complies with all the requirements of DIRECTIVE 1999/5/EC
OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL of March 9, 1999 on
radio equipment and telecommunication terminal Equipment and the mutual
recognition of their conformity (R&TTE)
The R&TTE Directive repeals and replaces in the directive 98/13/EEC
(Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and Satellite Earth Station
Equipment) As of April 8, 2000.
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 and of the computer manufacture must therefore be allowed
at all times to ensure the safe use of the equipment.
EU Countries Intended for Use
The ETSI version of this device is intended for home and office use in Austria,
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United
Kingdom.
The ETSI version of this device is also authorized for use in EFTA member
states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland.
EU Countries Not intended for use
None.
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CONTENTS
Chapter I: Product Information ...................................................................... 1 1-1 Introduction and safety information ................................................................ 1 1-2 Safety Information ........................................................................................... 2 1-3 System Requirements ...................................................................................... 3 1-4 Package Contents ............................................................................................. 4 1-5 Familiar with your new wireless network card ............................................... 5 CHAPTER II:
Driver Installation and Configuration ............................... 6 2‐1 Network Card Installation ............................................................................................. 6 2‐2 Connect to Wireless Access Point ............................................................................ 11 2-2-1 Using the Configuration Utility.......................................................... 11 2-2-2 Using Windows Zero Configuration .................................................. 16 2‐3 Connection Profile Management ............................................................................. 21 2-3-1 Add a new profile ............................................................................... 22 2-3-2 Remove an existing profile ................................................................ 25 2-3-3 Edit an existing profile ....................................................................... 26 2-3-4 Make a copy of existing profile.......................................................... 27 2-3-5 Set as default profile ........................................................................... 28 2‐4 View Network Statistics, General Information, and Status .......................... 29 2-4-1 General Information ........................................................................... 29 2-4-2 Status .................................................................................................. 30 2-4-3 View Network Statistics ..................................................................... 31 2‐5 Miscellaneous Settings ................................................................................................. 32 2‐6 Establish secure connection with AP by WPS .................................................... 33 2-6-1 PIN Code ............................................................................................ 35 2-6-2 Push Button ........................................................................................ 37 CHAPTER III: Soft-AP Function ................................................................. 39 3‐1 Switch to AP Mode and Station Mode .................................................................... 39 3-1-1 Configure SSID and Channel ............................................................. 42
3-1-2 Setup Soft-AP Security ...................................................................... 44
3‐2 Advanced Settings .......................................................................................................... 45 3‐3 Wireless Statistics .......................................................................................................... 46 3‐4 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) .......................................................................... 47 CHAPTER IV: Specification, Troubleshooting & Support ..................... 48 4‐1 Hardware Specification ................................................................................................ 48 4‐2 Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................. 49 4‐3 Frequently Asked Questions & Support................................................................ 51
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Chapter I: Product Information
1‐1 Introduction and safety information Thank you for purchasing the AZiO AWU111N high speed IEEE
802.11b/g/n wireless network adapter! This adapter is ultra-micro sized,
enabling you to plug it into the USB port of your computer without worry
of removing it due to breakage during transport. Accepting common
wireless standards 802.11b/g, this wireless network card is also 802.11n
compatible with a data transfer rate of up to 150Mbps, three times faster
than 802.11g wireless networks!
Features of this adapter include:
 Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards.
 QoS function (WMM feature): Control the bandwidth required
for different applications.
 Supports major encryption methods like WEP, WPA, and WPA2
encryption.
 WPS configuration - Utilizing the software program of the
adapter, you can get your computer connected by pushing a
button or entering an 8-digit code.
 USB 2.0 interface - you can get it installed on your computer in
just few seconds!
 Software AP support: This network adapter can also be
configured to act as an access point.
 Green Power Saving: Support Smart Transmit power control
and auto-idle state adjustment.
 Ultra-Nano size design.
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1‐2 Safety Information To promote the safety of users and prolong the life of your equipments,
please review the following safety instructions:
1. This USB wireless network card is designed for indoor use only. Do
not expose this network adapter to direct sun light, rain, or snow.
2. Do not put this network adapter in hot or humid places, like kitchen or
bathroom. Also, do not leave this adapter in the car during summer time.
3. This network adapter is small enough for a child to put in their mouth,
and it could cause serious injury or could be fatal. Or if they throw the
adapter, it can cause permanent damage. PLEASE KEEP THIS
NETWORK CARD OUT OF REACH FROM CHILDREN!
4. This network adapter will become hot when used for a prolonged
period (This is normal and is not a malfunction). DO NOT put the
network adapter on paper, cloth, or other flammable objects after it has
been used for a long time.
5. There are no user-serviceable parts inside the network adapter. If you
found that the network adapter is not working properly, please contact us
for technical support. DO NOT disassemble the network adapter or the
warranty will be void.
6. If the network adapter falls into water, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE
IT. SEND IT TO US FOR INSPECTION BEFORE BY CONTACTING
OUR SUPPORT TEAM.
7. If you smell anything strange or unusual, or see smoke coming out
from the network adapter, switch the computer off immediately and
contact us for assistance.
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1‐3 System Requirements 
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An available USB port
Windows XP, Vista, 7, or newer operating system
CD-ROM drive (for driver installation)
At least 100MB of available disk space
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1‐4 Package Contents Before you start using this wireless network adapter, please check if there
is anything missing in the package and contact your dealer of purchase or
our support team to claim for missing items:
□ USB
Wireless Network adapter
□ Driver/Utility/Quick Guide/User Manual CD-ROM
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1‐5 Familiarize with your new wireless network adapter 1. USB Connector
2. Link/Activity LED (Under the case)
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LED Name
Link/
Activity
Light Status Description
Off
No wireless network card is installed.
On
Blinking
Solid light for 5 seconds indicates WPS
connection has been established successfully.
Wireless network card is transferring or
receiving data.
Fast Blinking three times per second means
WPS is activated. The network adapter will
wait for 2 minutes to establish WPS
connection.
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CHAPTER II:
Driver Installation and Configuration
2‐1 Network Adapter Installation Please follow these instructions to install your new wireless network
adapter:
1. Insert the USB wireless adapter into an available USB port of your
computer when the computer is switched on. Never use force to insert
the adapter. If it feels stuck, flip the adapter over and try again.
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2. The following message will appear on your computer, click ‘Cancel’.
3. Insert device driver CDROM into the CD/DVD ROM drive of your
computer and run the ‘Setup.exe’ program.
For Windows Vista / Windows 7 OS, you’ll be prompted to confirm
installation. Click ‘Yes’ to continue.
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4. Please select the language you wish to use, then click ‘Next’.
5. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
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6. The software program is not installing drivers. Installation procedure
will take a few minutes to complete, please be patient.
7. Click ‘Finish’ to reboot your computer and complete the installation
process. If you don’t want to reboot computer now, select ‘No, I will
restart my computer later’ option and click ‘Finish’. Please note that
you have to reboot your computer before you can use your new USB
wireless network adapter.
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8. A new icon will appear near the clock on the system tray:
HERE!
Left-clicking the icon will launch the wireless network configuration
utility, or you can right-click the icon to show the quick menu of the
configuration utility. This icon also uses different colors to indicate the
status of the wireless connection:
Wireless network card not detected
No connection with access point is established (red).
Connection with access point has been established (green)
For detailed instructions of wireless network configuration utility, please
see next chapter.
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2‐2 Connecting to a Wireless Access Point To use wireless network, you have to connect to a wireless access point
first. You can either use the AWU111N configuration utility or Windows
Zero Config utility (comes with Windows operating system).
2‐2‐1 Using the AWU111N Configuration Utility Please follow the instructions below to use the configuration utility to
connect to a wireless access point.
1. Left-click the configuration utility icon located at lower-right corner
of computer desktop to open the configuration utility.
HERE!
2. Wireless utility will appear. Click ‘Available Network’ menu to search
for wireless access points nearby.
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3. Please wait for a while and all available wireless access points within
range will be displayed here.
If the wireless access point you wish to connect does not appear, you
can click the ‘Refresh’ button to scan for wireless access points again;
if the wireless access point you’re looking for still does not appear, try
moving the computer closer to the access point.
When the access point you’re looking for is on the list, left-click it and
then double click it or click ‘Add to Profile’.
4. If a password is required to access the wireless access point, please
input it in the ‘Network key’ field and input it again in ‘Confirm
network key’ for confirmation. Click ‘OK’ when password is properly
inputted.
NOTE: Network security type (‘Network Authentication’ and ‘Data
encryption’) will be selected automatically based on wireless access
point’s security setting. It’s not required to manually change these
settings.
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All options in this page will be filled automatically according to the
access point you wish to add to profile. However, you can still modify
any of them to meet your requirement.
Profile name
You can give a name to this profile, so you
can remember this connection easily. It can be
any phrase to help you remember.
Network Name
The SSID (Service Set IDentifier, i.e. access
(SSID)
point’s name). This field will be filled as the
access point you selected when SSID is not
hidden and grayed out. If SSID is hidden, you
have to input the correct SSID.
This is a
Check this box if you wish to connect to
computer-to-computer another computer / network device by ad hoc
(ad hoc) network
method. When not accessing to wireless
access point, you have to check this box.
Channel
Select wireless channel for ad hoc connection.
This option only appears when you’re using
ad hoc connection.
Network
Select the network authentication type from
Authentication
drop-down menu. This setting must be
identical with the setting of wireless access
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Data encryption
ASCII /
PASSPHRASE
Key index
Network key /
Confirm network key
EAP TYPE / Tunnel /
Provision Mode
Username / Identity /
Domain / Password
Certificate
PAC
point you with to connect.
Select the data encryption type from
drop-down menu. This setting must be
identical with the setting of wireless access
point you with to connect.
When the encryption type is ‘WEP’, it’s
required to input a set of ‘passphrase’ to
connect to wireless access point. Check
‘ASCII’ or ‘PASSPHRASE’ depends on the
security setting of access point, and input it in
the box; if you select ‘PASSPHRASE’ you
also need to select the length of the key.
The passphrase must be identical with the
setting of wireless access point you with to
connect.
Select WEP key index. For most of access
points you can select ‘1’, but please refer to
the setting of the access point.
When the encryption type is ‘WPA’ or
‘WPA2-PSK’, it’s required to input a set of
‘passphrase’ to connect to wireless access
point. Please input the same passphrase in two
boxes for confirmation.
When authentication type is any of 802.1X,
you have to select EAP type, tunnel, and
provision mode from dropdown menu. This
setting must be identical with your 802.1x
authentication server.
Please input 802.1x related authentication
information here.
If certification is required to authenticate with
802.1x authentication server, please select a
local certificate from dropdown list.
Check this box and PAC (Privilege Access
Certificate) will be automatically selected.
Please click ‘OK’ when ready.
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5. Network card will attempt to connect to access point now, this may
require few seconds to minutes, please be patient. When the ‘Status’
become ‘Associated’, your computer is connected to access point you
selected. Click ‘Close’ to close configuration menu.
NOTE: If you connected to an access point but the connection has
been dropped soon, please check security settings and re-check
password spelling.
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2-2-2 Using Windows Zero Configuration
Windows XP, Vista and 7 have a built-in wireless network configuration
utility, called ‘Windows Zero Configuration’ (WZC). You can also use
WZC to configure your wireless network parameter:
1. Right-click the configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config
Utility’.
2. Check ‘Windows Zero Config’ box.
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3. A message indicating that you’ve been switched to Windows Zero
Configuration mode will appear. Click ‘OK’ to continue.
NOTE: To return to use the configuration utility, uncheck ‘Windows
Zero Config’ box.
4. Click ‘Start’ button (should be located at the bottom-left corner of
windows desktop), click ‘Control Panel’, then click ‘Network and
Internet Connections’ in Control Panel.
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5. Double click ‘Network Connections’.
6. Right-click ‘Wireless Network Connection’ (it may have a number as
suffix if you have more than one wireless network card, please make
sure you right-click the ‘802.11n Wireless LAN USB Card’, then
select ‘View Available Wireless Networks’).
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7. All wireless access points in proximity will be displayed here. If the
access point you want to use is not displayed here, please try to move
your computer closer to the access point, or you can click ‘Refresh
network list’ to rescan access points. Click the access point you want
to use if it’s shown, then click ‘Connect’.
8. If the access point is protected by encryption, you have to input its
security key or passphrase here. It must match the encryption setting
on the access point.
If the access point you selected does not use encryption, you’ll not be
prompted for security key or passphrase.
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9. If you can see ‘Connected’ message, the connection between your
computer and wireless access point is successfully established.
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2‐3 Connection Profile Management If you need to connect to different wireless access points at different time,
like of access point of your home, office, cybercafe, or public wireless
service, you can store the connection parameters (encryption, passphrase,
security etc, etc.) as a profile for every access point, so you don’t have to
input these parameters every time when you want to connect to a specific
wireless access point.
To manage profiles, right-click the configuration utility icon located at
lower-right corner of computer desktop, then click ‘Open Config Utility’.
Click the ‘Profile’ menu.
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2‐3‐1 Add a new profile By this function you can setup the connection parameters for a specific
wireless access point in advance, without contacting it first.
If you want to create a new profile, click ‘Profile’ menu, then click ‘Add’
button.
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You’ll be prompted to input connection parameters for the wireless access
point you wish to connect:
Required parameters are:
Profile name
You can give a name to this profile, so you
can remember its purpose easily. It can be any
phrase to help you remember.
Network Name
The SSID (Service Set IDentifier, i.e. access
(SSID)
point’s name). This must be identical with the
SSID of the access point you wish to connect.
Check this box if you wish to connect to
This is a
computer-to-computer another computer / network device by ad hoc
method. When not accessing to wireless
(ad hoc) network
access point, you have to check this box.
Channel
Select wireless channel for ad hoc connection.
This option only appears when you’re using
ad hoc connection.
Network
Select the network authentication type from
Authentication
drop-down menu. This setting must be
identical with the setting of wireless access
point you with to connect.
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Data encryption
ASCII /
PASSPHRASE
Key index
Network key /
Confirm network key
EAP TYPE /
Tunnel /
Provision Mode
Username / Identity /
Domain / Password
Certificate
PAC
Select the data encryption type from
drop-down menu. This setting must be
identical with the setting of wireless access
point you with to connect.
When the encryption type is ‘WEP’, it’s
required to input a set of ‘passphrase’ to
connect to wireless access point. Check
‘ASCII’ or ‘PASSPHRASE’ depends on the
security setting of access point, and input it in
the box; if you select ‘PASSPHRASE’ you
also need to select the length of the key.
The passphrase must be identical with the
setting of wireless access point you with to
connect.
Select WEP key index. For most of access
points you can select ‘1’, but please refer to
the setting of the access point.
When the encryption type is ‘WPA’ or
‘WPA2-PSK’, it’s required to input a set of
‘passphrase’ to connect to wireless access
point. Please input the same passphrase in two
boxes for confirmation.
When authentication type is any of 802.1X,
you have to select EAP type, tunnel, and
provision mode from dropdown menu. This
setting must be identical with your 802.1x
authentication server.
Please input 802.1x related authentication
information here.
If certification is required to authenticate with
802.1x authentication server, please select a
local certificate from dropdown list.
Check this box and PAC (Privilege Access
Certificate) will be automatically selected.
When all required parameters are set, click ‘OK’ to create and save a new
profile.
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2‐3‐2 Remove an existing profile When you no longer need an existing profile, you can remove it.
If you want to remove a profile, click ‘Profile’ menu, then select an
existing profile which you wish to remove, and then click ‘Remove’
button.
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2‐3‐3 Edit an existing profile If you have added a profile before, and you wish to change the content of
the profile, you can use this function. Please select a profile from the list
first, then click ‘Edit’ button. You’ll be provided with the contents of
selected profile, and you can edit them. Click ‘OK’ to save changes, or
click ‘Cancel’ to discard changes.
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2‐3‐4 Make a copy of existing profile If you need to make a copy of a specific profile, you can use this function.
This function is very convenient when you need to build a new profile
which parameters are similar to any existing profile.
To do this, select an existing profile, then click ‘Duplicate’ button.
You’ll be prompted to input a profile name, please use an identical name
that does not exist in profile list.
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2‐3‐5 Set as default profile If you wish to use a specific profile as default connection, you can select
a profile in the list, and click ‘Set Default’. Selected profile will become
default selection and the configuration utility will attempt to connect to
selected access point.
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2‐4 View Network Statistics, General Information, and Status The configuration utility provides information about network statistics
and link status. If you want to know how your wireless network card
works, you can use these functions to get detailed information about the
wireless connection you’re using.
2‐4‐1 General Information If you want to know the general information of the access point you’re
connecting to, click ‘General’ menu:
All general information like signal strength and link quality will be
displayed here. This information is useful when you encounter a problem
connecting to an access point.
If you wish to get a new IP address from the DHCP server, you can click
on ‘ReNew IP’ button. This can be helpful if you get the “limited or no
connectivity” message that appears during an IP address conflict.
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2‐4‐2 Status If you want to know the status of your wireless network card, click the
‘Status’ menu:
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2‐4‐3 View Network Statistics To view the statistical data of wireless network card, click the ‘Statistics’
menu, and the statistics of the wireless connection will be displayed:
All connection-related statistics are displayed here. You can click the
‘Reset’ button, to reset the statistics of all values back to 0.
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2‐5 Miscellaneous Settings There are few functions provided by the configuration utility. You can
access these functions from the bottom of configuration menu:
The descriptions of these functions are listed below.
Show Tray Icon
Check this box to show an icon on your
system tray.
Tray Icon
Radio Off
Disable Adapter
Uncheck this box to hide it.
Switch wireless radio off. Wireless network
functionalities are disabled.
Disable wireless network adapter. All
functionalities of configration menu will
disappear. To resume, unckeck ‘Disable
Adapter’.
HINT: If your adapter seems to not want
come of disabled mode, try uninstall your
internet security software, then re-install your
card.
Windows Zero Config Use Windows Zero Configuration to manage
wireless connections. See section 2-2-2.
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2‐6 Establish secure connection with AP by WPS Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the latest wireless network technology
which makes wireless network setup become very simple. If you have
WPS-enabled wireless access point, and you want to establish a secure
connection to it, you don’t have to configure the wireless access point and
setup data encryption by yourself. All you have to do is to go to the WPS
setup page of this wireless card, click a button, and then press a specific
button or enter a set of 8-digit code on the wireless access point you wish
to establish a secure connection - just three simple steps!
For older wireless access points, it’s possible to perform a firmware
upgrade to become a WPS-enabled access point. Since they may not have
a hardware button to press for WPS setup, you can use an alternative
WPS setup method - input the pin code. Every WPS-compatible wireless
network card support the pin code configuration method; you can just
input the code to wireless access point. The wireless access point and
wireless network card will do the rest for you.
This wireless network card is compatible with WPS. To use this function,
the wireless access point you wish to connect to must support WPS
function too. Now, please follow the following instructions to establish a
secure connection between WPS-enabled wireless access point and your
wireless network card.
This wireless network card supports 2 kinds of WPS: PIN code and
Push-Button.
Please follow the following instructions to setup WPS:
1. Right-click the configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config
Utility’.
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2. Click ‘Wi-Fi Protect Setup’ menu.
3. You can use either PIN code or Push-Button configuration. The
WPS-compatible wireless access point must use the same type of WPS.
For instructions on setup each type of WPS, see next 2 chapters for
detailed instructions.
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2‐6‐1 PIN Code To use a PIN Code, please click ‘Pin Input Config (PIN)’ button:
You’ll be prompted to select the access point you wish to connect to. If
you know its SSID, click ‘Yes’, otherwise click ‘No’.
If you select ‘Yes’, a list of all WPS-compatible Access Points nearby
will be displayed. You can click ‘Refresh’ to rescan. Identify which AP
you would like to connect to and click the ‘Select’ button.
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If you select ‘No’, the wireless network card will prompt you to enter
8-digit PIN code into your AP, without selecting an AP in advance.
After you select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in the previous step, the network card will
attempt to connect to the WPS-compatible AP, and an 8-digit number will
appear. Please input this number to AP’s configuration menu within 2
minutes, and the network card will establish secure connection with AP
automatically.
To stop this procedure before connection is established, click ‘Cancel’.
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2‐6‐2 Push Button To use Push-Button WPS configuration, please click ‘Push Button Config
(PBC)’ button. This is the easiest way to establish secure connection by
WPS, but if there’re more than one WPS-compatible AP using
Push-Button config, please use PIN Code method instead.
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After you click Push Button Config, a message box will appear:
Please activate Push-Button function on wireless access point now, and
wireless network card will establish secure connection with access point
within one minute.
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CHAPTER III: Soft-AP Function
Instead becoming a wireless client of other wireless access points, this
wireless card can act as a wireless access point as well! You can switch
this wireless card’s operating mode to ‘AP’ mode to simulate the function
of a real wireless access point through software, and all other computers
and wireless devices can connect to your computer wirelessly, even share
the internet connection you have.
Please follow the instructions in the following chapters to use the AP
function of your wireless card.
3‐1 Switch to AP Mode and Station Mode The default operating mode of the wireless card is ‘Station Mode’ (a
client of other wireless access points).
Please follow the following instructions to switch to AP mode:
1. Right-click the configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config
Utility’.
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2. Select ‘Mode’, and then select ‘Access Point’.
It requires few seconds to switch to AP mode, please be patient.
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After the mode switch is complete, you’ll see general information of
software AP, which shows AP’s SSID and connected wireless clients.
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3‐1‐1 Configure SSID and Channel To configure software AP, click ‘Config’ button:
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Wireless Network Properties’ will be displayed.
Please note that Ad-Hoc mode is not available when the network card is
in AP mode. The description of the major items are listed below:
Network Name
(SSID)
Channel
Please input the SSID (the name used to identify
this wireless access point) here. Up to 32
numerical characters can be accepted here, no
spaces.
Please select the wireless channel you wish to
use, from 1 to 13.
To save changes, click ‘OK’; otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to leave this menu
and keep the settings untouched.
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3‐1‐2 Setup Soft‐AP Security To setup security options for Soft-AP, configure the ‘Wireless Network
Security’ section as follows:
Details of wireless security items are listed below:
Network
Authentication
Data Encryption
ASCII /
PASSPHRASE
Key Index
Network key /
Confirm network key
Select a network authentication mode from
drop-down menu.
Select a data encryption method from dropdown
menu.
If the encryption method is WEP, check either
‘ASCII’ or ‘PASSPHRASE’ box and input a
WEP passphrase.
Select WEP key index (1-4). If you don’t know
which one you should use, select 1.
IF network authentication mode is WPA, please
input WPA passphrase in both box.
To save changes, click ‘OK’; otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to leave this menu
and keep settings untouched.
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3‐2 Advanced Settings If you want to setup advanced settings for the software access point,
select ‘Advanced’ menu. If you are unsure about these settings, keep
them untouched.
Here are the descriptions of all settings below:
Beacon Interval
DTIM Period
Preamble Mode
Set Defaults
Apply
Please input wireless beacon time interval here.
Please input DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication
Message) here.
Select wireless frame preamble mode (long or
short) from dropdown menu.
Reset all settings back to factory default value.
Save changes.
If you changed any setting here and they cause a problem in
communicating with wireless clients, click ‘Set Defaults’ to reset all
settings back to the default setting.
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3‐3 Wireless Statistics Select ‘Statistics’ menu and the data statistics about software access point
will be displayed.
Click ‘Reset’ to reset the value of every item back to ‘0’.
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3‐4 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) In this page, you can assign a network card on your computer as the path
for all wireless clients to get connected to Internet.
If you have only one network card, you don’t have to select network card
here. If you have more than one network card, select the one you wish to
be used as the internet gateway.
Click ‘Apply’ to save changes (‘Apply’ is grayed out when no changes
are made on this page).
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CHAPTER IV:
Specification, Troubleshooting & Support
4‐1 Hardware Specification Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Interface: USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 Compatible)
Frequency Band: 2.4000 ~ 2.4835GHz (Industrial Scientific Medical Band)
Data Rate:
11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
11g: 6/9/12/24/36/48/54Mbps
11n (20MHz): MCS0-7 (Up to 72Mbps)
11n (40MHz): MCS0-7 (Up to 150Mbps)
Security: WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2 and IEEE 802.1x
Antenna: Internal Antenna (1T1R)
Drivers: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
LED: Link/Activity
Transmit Power: 11b: 16±1.5dBm , 11g: 14±1.5dBm, 11n: 13±1.5dBm
Dimension: 7.1(H) x 14.9(W) x 17.4(D) mm
Temperature: 32~104°F (0 ~ 40°C)
Humidity: 10-95% (NonCondensing)
Certification: FCC, CE
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4‐2 Troubleshooting If you encounter any problem using this wireless network card, don’t
panic! Before calling in for support, please go through the
troubleshooting table. The problem may get resolved following the
helpful hints here.
Scenario
Solution
I can’t find any wireless
1. Click ‘Refresh’ a few more times to see
access points / or wireless
if you can bring up the wireless access
routers in ‘Site Survey’.
point or wireless router.
2. Please move closer to any known
wireless access point.
3. Try unplugging your modem & router
from the power source. Then replug
them both after a 5 seconds.
4. Make sure your Computer’s software is
fully up-to-date and is running the latest
service pack and drivers.
5. Please adjust the position of network
adapter or router (you may have to move
your computer if you’re using a
notebook computer) and click ‘Rescan’
button for few more times. If you still
can’t find the wireless access point or
wireless device, you may need to move
closer to the place where the wireless
access point or wireless router is located.
6. If all else fails please try recreating your
network following the instructions on
your router’s manual.
1. Please make sure the wireless network
Nothing happens when I
USB adapter is inserted into your
click ‘Open Config
computer’s USB port.
Utility’
2. Remove the card and insert it into
another USB port.
3. Reboot the computer and try again.
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I cannot establish
connection with a certain
wireless access point
The network is slow /
having problem when
transferring large files
4. Uninstall the Realtek driver & utility and
re-install the driver using the Windows
driver & utility instead. (Or vice versa)
5. Ensure that another wireless adapter’s
software is not installed, because this
will lead to conflicts. Go through your
Control Panel’s uninstall list to ensure
this is not the case.
1. Delete the profile, and try adding it
again.
2. Make sure you have inputted the correct
passphrase / security key for that access
point. Please double check if you are
using the correct passphrase / security
key by going into your wireless router
security setup page.
3. Ensure you are attempting to connect to
the correct access point. Your access
point normally will have the strongest
signal on the list.
4. Try unplugging your modem / router
from the power and re-plug them several
seconds later.
5. Make sure your computer is running the
latest service pack and wireless driver.
6. If all else fails, try resetting your router’s
security settings and remaking your
network.
1. Move closer to the place where the
access point is located.
2. There could be too much people using
the same radio channel. Ask the owner
of the access point to change the channel
of the router.
3. Change the wireless security type to
WPA2/PSK AES for better performance.
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4‐3 Frequently Asked Question 1. In plain words, how do I get to the internet?
1. Purchase internet service from your phone or cable provider
2. Purchase a wireless router (sometimes given to you by your
internet service provider).
3. Make sure your computer has a wireless adapter (what this
product is)
4. Connect to your wireless router using this wireless adapter
bundled utility or the utility built into Windows (recommended).
2. What is a network key or passphrase?
A network key or passphrase is a “password” that lets you connect to
a secured wireless access point (your router).
3. How do I find out what my network is?
Your network key a user generated key made during the setup
process of your wireless router. Please refer to your router’s
manufacturer’s user manual on “How to setup and secure your
wireless network.”
Alternatively, network keys may be already pre-made by your
internet service provider. If you have been provided with a company
wireless router, the network key, on that case, would be located on a
sticker underneath the router labeled as either one of the following
“Network Key, Network Passphrase, WEP Key, or WPA Key.”
4. How do I know which network to connect to?
Your network is most likely the one with the strongest signal
strength or signal bars.
5. I have typed in my network key, but nothing is happening. What
do I do?
Please check if the internet is working by opening up your internet
browser (IE, FireFox, Safari) and visiting a website. Make sure you
have copied and typed in your network key correctly. I f there is any
doubt, delete your network profile and try again, The key is case
sensitive, so make sure your CAPSLOCK key is not on. Also, try
rebooting your computer, unplugging your router and modem from
the power, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in. After the
computer has rebooted try to connect again. Make sure your
computer’s software is up-to-date by running Windows Update. Try
uninstalling the adapter and re-installing it again. If all else fails, you
can try changing your network’s security type and password.
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6. What is Ad-hoc?
An Ad-hoc integrated wireless LAN is a group of computers, each
with its own Wireless LAN card, which are directly connected to
each other through the wireless network. Ad hoc wireless LAN is
applicable at a departmental scale for a branch or SOHO operation.
7. What is WEP?
WEP is Wired Equivalent Privacy, a data privacy mechanism based
on a 40 bit shared key algorithm. It is an older and slower security
method, used by older computers. We recommend the usage of
WPA2/PSK AES.
8. What is TKIP?
TKIP is a quick-fix method to quickly overcome the inherent
weaknesses in WEP security, especially the reuse of encryption keys.
TKIP is involved in the IEEE 802.11i WLAN security standard, and
the specification might be officially released by early 2003.
9. What is AES?
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), a chip-based security, has
been developed to ensure the highest degree of security and
authenticity for digital information, wherever and however
communicated or stored, while making more efficient use of
hardware and/or software than previous encryption standards. It is
also included in IEEE 802.11i standard. Compare with AES, TKIP is
a temporary protocol for replacing WEP security until manufacturers
implement AES at the hardware level.
10. Would the information be intercepted while transmitting on air?
WLAN features two-fold protection in security. On the hardware
side, as with Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum technology, it has
the inherent security feature of scrambling. On the software side,
WLAN series offer the encryption function (WEP/WPA) to enhance
security and Access Control. Users can set it up depending upon
their needs.
11. What is WPS?
WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It provides a simple way to
establish unencrypted or encrypted connections between wireless
clients and access point automatically. User can press a software or
hardware button to activate WPS function, and WPS-compatible
wireless clients and access point will establish connection by
themselves. There are two types of WPS: PBC (Push-Button
Configuration) and PIN code.
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Service & Support
If you need assistance with this product, please visit our website at
www.aziocorp.com and contact our dedicated customer care team.
By Phone: (866) 468-1198
By Email: [email protected]
On LiveChat: www.aziocorp.com (Support Section)
Limited Lifetime Warranty
AZiO Corporation warrants this product against defect in material or
workmanship for the life of this product. If this product proves to be
defective, contact AZiO Corporation’s customer care for repair or
replacement of your unit. User must bear the shipping cost of the return
of the defective unit to AZIO for inspection. AZIO at their sole discretion
may replace them with a new or like new item which may be an “open
box” item which has passed full functionality tests. This warranty does
not cover any incompatibilities due to the user’s computer, hardware,
software or related system configuration in which the product interfaces.
The warranty does not cover any damage caused by negligence, abuse, or
non-authorized modifications. To the maximum extent permitted by
applicable law, in no event shall AZiO Corporation, its affiliates, or its
dealers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential
damages whatsoever regardless of cause or form of action.
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