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WIRELESS ADAPTER RNX-G1/G1W
USER MANUAL
Wireless adapter RNX-G1/G1W
User Manual
USING THIS DOCUMENT
This document provides detailed user guidelines for Wireless
LAN USB Adapter operation and setting-up. Though every effort has been
made to ensure that this document is up-to-date and accurate, more information
may have become available subsequent to the production of this guide.
Content
Chapter 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 2
Chapter 2 Specifications............................................................................................................ 3
Chapter 3 Installation/ Uninstallation ......................................................................................... 4
3.1 Installation.......................................................................................................... 4
3.2 Uninstallation ..................................................................................................... 8
Chapter 4 Rt WLAN: Wireless LAN Management GUI............................................................. 10
4.1 Introduction of Main Window........................................................................... 10
4.2 Station Mode ................................................................................................... 22
A. General Page ............................................................................................... 23
B. Profile Page.................................................................................................. 24
C. Available Network(s) .................................................................................... 25
D. Advanced Page ........................................................................................... 25
E. Status Page.................................................................................................. 27
F. Statistics Page .............................................................................................. 28
4.3 AP Mode .......................................................................................................... 29
A. General Page ............................................................................................... 29
B. Advanced Page ........................................................................................... 31
C. Statistics Page............................................................................................. 32
D. ICS Page...................................................................................................... 33
Appendix 1: How to Use 802.1x ( Step by Step ) .................................................................... 34
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Wireless LAN USB Adapter.
Wireless LAN USB Adapter is a perfect combination of both
performance and cost-effective product introduced. It is sincerely hoped that you
can enjoy the wireless world through this solidly profiled wireless adapter.
It provides a full solution of all the IEEE 802.11 b/g protocols, that
Pass the WiFi tests and are compatible with all the wireless
products with WiFi logo. If you have a Wireless LAN USB Adapter
on hand, it means you can connect to the wireless world without any
difficulty.
It also provides all the data rates in the IEEE 802.11 b/g standards, with
both short and long preambles to ensure the compatibility of legacy wireless
products and new ones, saving the panic works for end users to find
compatible products.
Since the security issue has become one of the most important one in the wireless
society, it provides you with the full security coverage from the 64/128bits
WEP encryptions, second generation WPA-PSK encryption, to the most
advanced WPA2-AES encryption. WPA2 is the latest security standard currently
approved by WiFi standards.
Saving mode, Adhoc wireless Lan, Wake on Lan (WOL) and other exciting
features are also included in this Wireless LAN USB Adapter. This user manual will
guide you through these exciting features in the following chapters and we is believed
that you will be greatly satisfied with its performance and ease of use.
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Chapter 2 Specifications
Host system connections
Interface
USB date transfer rate
Fully complies with USB 2.0 or 1.1
USB high speed (480Mbps), and full speed (12Mbps)
Wireless LAN (WLAN) environment connections
WLAN Interface
Multimode features
Fully complies with IEEE 802.11 b/g specifications
802.11 b:DQPSK with data scrambling capability to
provide data rate of 1,2,5.5 and 11Mbps
WLAN transfer
rate
802.11 g:A high-speed Fast Fourier
Transform(FFT)/Inverse Fast Fourier Transform(IFFT)
provide data rate of 6,9,12.18,24,36,48 and 54Mbps
WLAN
Frequency Band
Operation
Channel
Coverage Area
2.4 ~ 2.497 GHz ((Industrial Scientific Medical Band)
Channel 1 ~ 11
Indoors:100ft with straight path
Compatibility
Fully compatible to IEEE 802.11 b/g devices
Security
Hardware-based IEEE 802.11i encryption/decyption
engine, including 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES
Antenna
Detachable dipolar antenna
On: link is on
LED present
(Green/Red
light)
Off: ling is off
Quick blinking: data trasition
Slow blinking with 5 times: scan wireless nodes
Wake on WLAN
Wake up system by wireless LAN(AP mode)
System requirements
Windows System : Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP or Vista 32 and 64bit.
PCs must have a device driver installed. It allows you to communicate
with WLAN Mini USB Adapter.
Package contents
1. Wireless LAN USB Adapter
2. Installation Software CD
3. User Manual
4. 2dBi SMA antenna
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Chapter 3 Installation/ Uninstallation
Warning! Do not cover or block the airflow to the adapter. The adapter will reach a high temperature during use.
3.1 Installation
Before you proceed with the installation, please notice the following descriptions.
Note1: The following installation was operated under Windows XP. (Procedures are similar for
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/Vista.)
Note2: If you have installed any other WLAN USB driver & utility before, please uninstall the old
version first.
Note3: Do not plug the wireless LAN USB adapter into your computer USB port before installing
the software program
1. Insert the software program CD , then auto installation window pops up on following:
2.
Click Driver Installation
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3.
Choose a set up language. Click Next to process the installation.
4.
The system starts software installation of the WLAN USB adapter.
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5.
On Windows Logo Software Installation screen, click Continue Anyway to continue.
Note: Not all the drivers will have this message box.
6.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
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7. After click Finish to complete the installation , under Windows XP <ALL Programs> menu ,
REALTEK USB wireless LAN Utility program installed. Please reboot the system after all installation
complete.
8.
Insert the wireless LAN USB adapter into your computer USB port , the computer detected and
active the wireless LAN USB adapter automatically.
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3.2 Uninstallation
From “Wireless Network Driver and Utility” or “Control Panel” ”Change or Remove Programs”.
A. Uninstall the WLAN USB Adapter Driver from “Start” “All Programs”
Click “Uninstall” (or “Change/Remove”) to remove Wireless LAN USB Adapter driver.
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B. Click “OK” if you want to remove Wireless LAN USB Adapter Driver
C. Click “Finish” to complete the uninstallation.
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Chapter 4 Rt WLAN: Wireless LAN Management GUI
4.1 Introduction of Main Window
A. Main Menu
C. Properties Area
B. Adapter List Area
D. Global Control Bar
E. Status Bar
A. Main Menu
The main menu includes five submenus.
1. Refresh(R)
When clicking the refresh menu, you can update and re-enumerate the contents of adapter list area.
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2. Set Wizard(S)
There are 2 modes for RNX-G1/G1W.
If you want to connect your computer directly to a wireless router,
please select station mode (2.1).
If you want to set up RNX-G1/G1W as an AP, please select AP mode (2.2)
2.1
Wizard-1 (station mode)
1. Select Set Wizard(S) then select Station (infrastructure) then click Next.
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2. From red box you can access the AP you search or click Refresh button to search available AP.
Select one and click Next.
3. Click OK
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4. Click OK to connect
If password is needed, you need to fill in password at green box. Click OK to connect.
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5. Click Finish and now you can access to internet.
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2.2 Wizard (AP mode)
1. Click Set Wizard(S) menu to enter operation wizard. Click AP: Setup a wireless network.
To configure Access Point parameters. Next to continue. Cancel to leave wizard
2. User defines wireless network Name [SSID](less than 32 characters). User may skip wireless security.
Strongly recommend user to setup wireless security to avoid invalid users. Back to go previous. Next to
continue. Cancel to close wizard.
3. This page shows SSID & Security settings Back to go previous Next to continue.Cancel to close wizard.
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4. Select device that connects with internet. Back to go previous. Next to continue. Cancel to close wizard.
5. Show all settings under AP mode. Click Finish to complete wizard setup.
3.
Mode (M)
Wireless configuration is quickly switched to be either [Station] or [AP].
There are 2 modes for RNX-G1/G1W.
If you want to connect your computer directly to a wireless router,
please select station mode (2.1).
If you want to set up RNX-G1/G1W as an AP, please select AP mode (2.2)
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4.
View (V)
Enable/disable the presence of E. Status Bar. Without the check mark (v) the E. Status Bar will be
hidden.
5. About
A. Click the “About” to show the about dialog. The application version and license information are
shown in the about dialog.
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B. Adapter List Area
All connected adapters on this system with multiple adapter installations are displayed in this area. It is
easy for users to change the selected adapter by one click. The contents of properties area are
dependant on wireless configuration that the selected adapter is set up. If only single adapter is installed
on the system, only one adapter is always selected.
C. Properties Area
The contents of this area are dependent on current wireless configuration. The current configuration is
determined on previous explanation of submenu “Mode”. The more detailed contents are described in the
following wireless configuration sections for both Station and AP mode.
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D. Global Control Bar
Each control item on this bar affects the adapter or management GUI directly.
Show Tray Icon
Checking "Show Tray Icon" and clicking “Close” button, the management GUI will be minimized and stay
on the tray icon located at the right bottom corner of Windows. If not, management GUI will shut down
while clicking "Close" button with unchecked condition.
Radio Off
Turn off the radio to save power. While the radio is off, the links with other wireless network nodes are
disconnected. User should be aware that while the wireless configuration is in AP mode. The radio off will
cause the sub network belonging to the AP to be disconnected with internet/intranet.
Disable Adapter
Stop wireless USB device.
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Windows Zero Config
Switch utility to Windows XP default wireless setting tool.
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Close
Whether to check or uncheck "Show Tray Icon" is to shutdown or hide the management GUI.
E. Status Bar
The hints or status of the management GUI are presented in the status bar.
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4.2 Station Mode
The following explanations focus on the properties area.
Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc
With both Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc types, the properties should look like the picture above. Six property
pages present different information of current wireless network status. Please read the
following explanations before you reviewing these pages, it could help you to well understand the wireless
environment around the system. It is easy to use to switch property pages just by clicking left button of
mouse on the title of each page. The following six sections describe detailed information of each page.
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A. General Page
This page represents the general information of this adapter.
1. Status
The status of station connection to AP.
2. Speed
Current transition speed in Mbps (Mega-Bits-Per-Second).
3. Type
Current wireless LAN configuration type.
4. Encryption
Current encryption mode used.
5. SSID
Name of wireless network.
6. Signal Strength
The average signal quality of packets received from wireless network.
We recommend connecting AP with over 70% signal strength.
7. Throughput Diagram
Current throughput, including transmission (Tx) and total traffic (Total).
8. Network Address
Mac Address: six two-digital number of this Wireless LAN USB adapter
IP Address: assigned network address by DHCP server or
self-definition in four three-digital number format.
■ Subnet Mask: the only valid value is 2555.255.255.0
■ Gateway: It comes from connected AP. Your system can not connect internet with this field empty.
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B. Profile Page
This page provides profiles management such as add, remove, edit and duplicate
just by pressing the respected button.
Available Profile(s)
The list box shows all the created profiles.
1. Add
Add a new profile for AP or IBSS (Ad-Hoc mode).
2. Remove
Remove the selected profile.
3. Edit
Edit contents of selected profile.
4. Duplicate
Make copy of selected profile.
5. Set Default
Set the selected profile as default selection.
6. Available Network Page
This page presents all BSS, including
AP and IBSS, around this system. You can pick any one of these network connections.
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C. Available Network(s)
Show network connection around this system
1. Refresh
Rescan network connection around this system.
2. Add to Profile
Create profile for selected network connection and add it to to profile list.
D. Advanced Page
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1. Power Save
None: without power save function.
Min: wake up more frequently to receive packets.
Max: wake up less frequently to receive packets.
2. Wireless Mode
802.11b
802.11g/b
3. 802.11b Preamble Mode
Long: higher quality but with lower
performance than preamble short mode.
Short: Normal quality but with higher
performance than preamble long mode.
Auto: use the preamble mode of current.
BSS.
4. Fragment Threshold
The threshold of fragment length. Higher threshold increase data transition
performance with good signal quality. However, in a poor signal quality
environment, data throughput might be worse on high fragment threshold
than low fragment threshold.
5. RTS Threshold
Threshold of Request To Send mechanism. The RTS frame will not send out
until the packet size over threshold.
6. WOL (Wake On LAN)
The wake-on-LAN is applied for remote control purpose. You could wake up a
system through network packets. For Wireless LAN USB Adapter, only the same
adapter on another system could wake it up.
Input MAC Address: the six two-digit numbers of Wireless LAN USB Adapter
on target system.
Wake Up: click this button to wake it up .
7. Set Defaults
Restore the default value to be current settings.
8. Apply
Apply the current settings to GUI.
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E. Status Page
1.
NDIS Driver Version: Driver version
2.
Short Radio Header: No
3.
Encryption: Current encryption mode.
4.
Authenticate: Authentication state
5.
Channel Set: Selected channel plan currently.
6.
MAC Address: MAC address of this adapter.
7.
Data Rate: Wireless LAN transition speed
8.
Channel(Frequency): Current channel number
9.
Status: Wireless network status
10. SSID: name of connecting AP
11. Network Type: Indicate current network configuration type
12. Power Save Mode: Current setting power save mode
13. Associated AP MAC: MAC address of connecting AP
14. Associated AP IP: IP address of connecting AP
15. Up Time: Total connection time
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F. Statistics Page
You could watch the Tx/Rx status of current wireless connection. This page
shows a statistic analysis of packet transition.
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4.3 AP Mode
A. General Page
This page provides general information of this AP, including name,
MAC address and list of joined stations.
1. SSID
The name of this AP.
2. BSSID
Six two-digital numbers of the MAC address of this AP.
3. Association Table
It is the list of joined stations to this AP.
4. AID (Association ID)
The AID field is a value assigned by an AP during association that represents 16-bit ID of a station. It is a
unique value assigned by AP.
5. MAC address
It is the six two-digit numbers that assemble the MAC address of respected joined station.
6. Life Time
It is the timer that counts down from 10 minutes whenever the AP connects
the station successfully. If an STA associated to SW AP does not have any
interaction with the AP in 10 minutes, it will be disassociated from the
Infra-structure BSS.
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7. Config
A dialog of this AP is shown for configuration modification.
7.1. Network Name (SSID)
Name of the AP searchable by other wireless nodes. The length of SSID should be shorter than 32
characters.
7.2. Channel
Select the wireless channel within current channel plan.
7.3. Network Authentication & Data Encryption
There are three types of authentication:
Open System
It is combined with data encryption type to be WEP or to be disabled.
Encryption ~ disabled: you decide to open this AP to every one without network authentication.
Encryption ~ WEP: you decide to setup the basic data encryption with a defined network key.
Shared Key + WEP
You decide to apply both authentication and data encryption to prevent unauthouized login.
PA-PSK + TKIP & WPA2-PSK + TKIP
The most advanced authentication and data encryption that provide the best security protection.
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7.4. ASCII/ PASSPHRASE
The most advanced authentication and data encryption that provide the best security protection.
z ASCII: You should provide either 5 or 13 ASCII characters on Network key edit box.
z PASSPHRASE: You could input words on Network Key edit box. z
z
64 bits: The generated pass key is 64-bit to be complied with data packets. 128 bits: The generated pass key is 128-bit to be complied with data packets.
z
Hexadecimal: While both ASCII and PASSPHRASE are not checked, you should input hexadecimal
number in the network key box. For example, 10 digits hex number for 64-bit WEP or 26 digits hex
numberfor 128-bit WEP.
7.5. Key index (1 ~4)
At most four key index to represent the opposite network key.
B. Advanced Page
Users could setup the advanced characteristics of network packet for transmission on
this page.
1. Beacon Interval
This filed indicates the interval between each beacon that this AP sends out in unit of TU (1024 microseconds).
2. DTIM Period
The DTIM Period field is the number of Beacon intervals between successive DTIMs.
3. Preamble Mode
■ Long: higher quality but with lower performance than preamble short mode.
■ Short: Normal quality but with higher performance then preamble long mode.
■ Auto: select the proper preamble mode by current signal frame information.
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C. Statistics Page
The Tx/Rx status of current wireless connection is shown. A statistic analysis of
packet transition is listed.
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D. ICS Page
1. ConnName List all network connections to this system. You can pick up one from the listed item(s)
whose network domain you would want to connect to.
2. Select
Make the desired network connection to public network.
3. ICS
Internet Connection Sharing. It enables this AP to create the domain to share this internet/intranet network
connection
4. Firewall
Any of a number of security schemes that prevents unauthorized users from gaining access to a computer
network, or that monitors transfers of information to and from the network.
5. Apply
Execute the current settings.
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Appendix 1: How to Use 802.1x ( Step by Step )
Step 1 : Set Network Authentication mode to WPA 802.1x ,or WPA2 802.1x
Step 2 : Set Data Encryption to TKIP ,or AES
Step 3 : Set EAP Type to MD5 , GTC , TLS , LEAP , TTLS ,or PEAP
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Step 3.1.1 : When set TTLS, set Tunnel Type to CHAP , MSCHAP ,
MSCHAP-V2 , PAP , or EAP-MD5
Step 3.1.2 : When set PEAP, set Tunnel Type to MD5 , GTC , TLS , or
MSCHAP-V2
Step 3.2 If you do not set PEAP to TLS ,you could use certificate.
Step 4 : After you finish above steps.
You should fill up the following fields( Username , Identity , Password ).
User name : Certificated user name .
Identity : User's identity on the RADIUS server
Password : User's password on the RADIUS server
Thank you for purchasing a quality Rosewill Product.
Please register your product at : www.rosewill.com for complete warranty information and future support for your product.
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