Trendnet TEW-684UB N900 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter Quick Installation Guide

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5. Введите Preshared Key (пароль беспроводной сети) и затем кликните

иконку Next для сохранения установок беспроводной сети.

Troubleshooting

1. I inserted the Utility & User’s Guide CD-ROM into my computer's CD-ROM Drive and the installation menu does not appear automatically. What should I do?

1. For Windows 7, if the installation menu does not appear automatically, click on the Windows Icon on the bottom left hand corner of the screen, click the “Search programs and files” box, and type

D:\Autorun.exe, where “D” in “D:\Autorun.exe” is the letter assigned to your CD-ROM Drive, and then press the ENTER key on your keyboard.

2. For Windows Vista, if the installation menu does not appear automatically, click on the Windows

Icon on the bottom left hand corner of the screen, click on the “Start Search” box, and type

D:\Autorun.exe, where “D” in “D:\Autorun.exe” is the letter assigned to your CD-ROM Drive, and then press the ENTER key on your keyboard.

3. For Windows XP, if the window does not appear automatically, click Start, click Run and type

D:\Autorun.exe where “D” in “D:\Autorun.exe” is the letter assigned to your CD-ROM Drive, and then press the ENTER key on your keyboard.

2. I completed all the steps in the quick installation guide, but my Wireless USB Adapter is not

connecting to my wireless network (e.g. wireless router or access point). What should I do?

1. Verify that the SSID (Network Name) matches your wireless router or access point's SSID

(Network Name).

2. Please check with your network administrator for the security key in order to access the secured wireless access point or router. Please refer to the User's Guide for more information regarding wireless network security.

3. Check your TCP/IP properties to ensure that Obtain an IP address automatically is selected.

4. Double-click the TRENDnet Wireless Utility icon, click the Site Survey icon ( ) and then click the Rescan icon ( ) to check if your SSID (Network Name) for your wireless network is listed.

5. Please refer to the Wireless tips section if you continue to have wireless connectivity problems.

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3. Windows is unable to recognize my hardware. What should I do?

1. Make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements as specified in Section 1 of this quick installation guide.

2. You must complete the installation installation of the TRENDnet Wireless Utility (as described in

Section 2) before connecting the Wireless USB Adapter to your computer.

3. Connect the Wireless USB Adapter to a different USB port on your computer.

4. Verify the USB Adapter's LEDs are working properly. Please see the table below:

LED/Button

Power

Wireless Link/Act LED

WPS

WPS LED

WPS Button

N/A

Green

Green

N/A

N/A

Color

Green

N/A

Green

Green

Sequence Definition

On Device is on

Off Device is off

On

Blinking

Wireless LAN is on or enabled

Wireless data transmission

Off

On

Blinking

Off

N/A

Wireless LAN is off or disabled

WPS authentication process is complete

WPA authentication prociess is ongoing

WPS is not activated or disabled

Hold 3 seconds to activate WPS

4. I cannot open the TRENDnet Wireless Utility. What should I do?

Access your device manager to make sure the adapter is installed properly.

1. To access the device manager on Windows 7, click on the Windows icon on the bottom left-hand corner, click Computer, click System Properties and then click Device Manager.

2. To access the device manager on Windows Vista, right-click Computer, click Properties and then click Device Manager.

3. To access the device manager on Windows XP, right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.

If you see a networking device with a yellow question mark or exclamation point:

1. Uninstall the device from device manager

2. Remove the adapter from the computer

3. Click the Windows / Start icon, click All Programs, click TRENDnet and then click Uninstall.

4. Reinstall the adapter. See Section 2. How to Install.

If you still encounter problems or have any questions regarding the TEW-684UB, please refer to the

User's Guide included on the Utility & User’s Guide CD-ROM or contact TRENDnet's Technical Support

Department.

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Wireless Tips

The following are some general wireless tips to help minimize the impact of interference within an environment.

Assign your network a unique SSID

Do not use anything that would be identifying like “Smith Family Network”. Choose something that you would easily identify when searching for available wireless networks.

Do not turn off the SSID broadcast

The SSID broadcast is intended to be on and turning it off can cause connectivity issues.

The preferred method of securing a wireless network is to choose a strong form of encryption with a strong and varied encryption key.

Note: after setting up the SSID, encryption type and encryption key/passphrase, please make a note of them for future reference. You will need this information to connect your wireless computers to the wireless router/access point.

Change the channel

Most wireless access points and routers are defaulted to channel 6. If you have a site survey tool that will display the channels you can plan your channel selection around neighboring access points to minimize interference from them. If your site survey tool does not display the channel try using channels 1 or 11.

If you are using 802.11n you should be securing the network with WPA2 security.

Note: Due to Wi-Fi certification considerations if you choose WEP, WPA or WPA2-TKIP encryption this device may operate in legacy wireless mode (802.11b/g). You may not get

802.11n performance as these forms of encryption are not supported by the 802.11n specification.

Please also make sure that the wireless hardware is not placed in any type of shelving or enclosures.

Avoid stacking hardware on top of each other to prevent overheating issues

Maintain enough free space around the hardware for good ventilation and airflow. There should also be plenty of free space around the antennas to allow the wireless signal to propagate.

There are a number of other environmental factors that can impact the range of wireless devices.

1. Adjust your wireless devices so that the signal is traveling in a straight path, rather than at an angle. The more material the signal has to pass through the more signal you will lose.

2. Keep the number of obstructions to a minimum. Each obstruction can reduce the range of a wireless device. Position the wireless devices in a manner that will minimize the amount of obstructions between them.

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3. Building materials can have a large impact on your wireless signal. In an indoor environment, try to position the wireless devices so that the signal passes through less dense material such as dry wall. Dense materials like metal, solid wood, glass or even furniture may block or degrade the signal.

4. Antenna orientation can also have a large impact on your wireless signal. Use the wireless adapter's site survey tool to determine the best antenna orientation for your wireless devices.

5. Interference from devices that produce RF (radio frequency) noise can also impact your signal. Position your wireless devices away from anything that generates RF noise, such as microwaves, HAM radios, Walkie-Talkies and baby monitors.

6. Any device operating on the 2.4GHz frequency will cause interference. Devices such as

2.4GHz cordless phones or other wireless remotes operating on the 2.4GHz frequency can potentially drop the wireless signal. Although the phone may not be in use, the base can still transmit wireless signals. Move the phone's base station as far away as possible from your wireless devices.

If you are still experiencing low or no signal consider repositioning the wireless devices or installing additional access points. The use of higher gain antennas may also provide the necessary coverage depending on the environment.

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