Medialink MWN-USB150N User guide

Wireless N USB Adapter - User Guide
Copyright Statement
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
This device may not cause harmful interference.
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 user’s authority to operate the equipment.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
This device has been tested for compliance with FCC RF Exposure (SAR) limits in the typical
laptop computer configuration and this device can be used in desktop or laptop computers
with side mounted PCMCIA slots. This device cannot be used with handheld PDAs (personal
digital assistants). This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operated in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
CE Mark Warning
This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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Table of Contents
COPYRIGHT / FCC STATEMENT .................. 1-2
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................. - 3 INTRODUCTION .........................................4
PRODUCT FEATURES ...................................5
PACKAGE CONTENTS ..................................5
INSTALLATION GUIDE .................................6
INSTALL SOFTWARE ...................................7
CLIENT UTILITY INTERFACE ........................ 11
STATION MODE ....................................... 11
Station Mode Topology.......................... 11
STATION MODE - “STATUS” TAB................... 12
STATION MODE - “SITE SURVEY” TAB ............ 13
STATION MODE - “STATISTICS” TAB .............. 15
AP MODE – GENERAL INFO ........................ 17
AP MODE - BASIC SETTING ........................ 18
AP MODE - SECURITY SETTING ................... 19
AP MODE - ACCESS CONTROL ..................... 20
AP MODE - ABOUT TAB ............................ 21
Appendix One: Acronyms and Terms ........ 22
Appendix Two: Product Specification ........ 23
Appendix Three: How to connect with PSP…24
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Your Medialink MWN-USB150N utilizes the latest standard in wireless networking
technology, 802.11n (Draft 2.0). This state of the art standard increases
transmission range, increases throughput and reduces “dead spots”.
This adapter was carefully designed to make installation as simple as possible. In
most cases, even the most novice user will complete installation within just a few
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) simplifies password entry and frees you from having to
remember long passwords.
Support for PSP, NDS and WII connections with Xlink Kai allows for a rich on-line
gaming experience.
The Medialink MWN-USB150N is a high performance Wireless N USB Adapter with
improved range, faster throughput and state of the art security.
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Product Features
EZ Install – Simplified Installation via Graphical User Interface.
Microsoft WHQL Certification ensures compatibility with Windows OS.
Supports Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32-Bit, Vista 64-bit, Linux & MAC.
Complies with 802.11n (Draft 2.0), 802.11g and 802.11b standards.
High Speed USB 2.0 port, backward compatible with USB1.0.
150Mbps maximum send/receive throughput.
Supports 20MHz/40MHz frequency bandwidth.
Auto-detects network transmission rate.
Provides Both Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc mode.
Supports Soft AP to Quickly Establish Wireless LAN Networking.
Supports PSP, WII, NDS with Xlink Kai for on-line gaming.
Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption methods and 802.1x
security authentication standard.
Supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) encryption method to eliminate the
need to remember long passwords.
Supports WMM to make voice and video as smooth as possible.
Package Contents
Unpack the contents of your USB Adapter, and locate the following items:
 Wireless USB Adapter
 USB Seat
 Installation CD
 Quick Installation Guide
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Installation Guide
Please follow the simple steps in this Guide to get your computer quickly connected
to your wireless network.
Before you begin, please be sure you have the following:
PC with an available USB slot
Minimum 300MHz processor and 32MB memory
Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit (For Linux or MAC instructions,
please refer to “USER MANUAL” on the installation CD).
An 802.11n, 802.11g or 802.11b Access Point or Router
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Install Software
Insert CD into an
available CD-ROM drive.
NOTE: The following Screen shots illustrating the installation procedure are from a Windows XP installation. Other
operating systems may show slightly different dialogue boxes but the installation procedures will be the
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Click Install Software
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Click Next to start
Click Next to continue.
(Installation may take a few
minutes. Please wait.)
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Click Finish to
complete the software
Insert the USB
Adapter into an available
USB slot.
Please wait while hardware drivers are installed.
(For Windows 2000 & Windows Vista you will be prompted to restart your computer)
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Connect to your network
You will see a tray icon
appear in your system tray at the bottom of the screen after the
software and hardware installation are completed successfully.
to launch the configuration utility.
Double-click the tray icon
Click on the SITE SURVEY tab.
STEP 10.
Select your network and click CONNECT.
Note - If your router has security enabled, please insert your router password and wait for your
router authentication.
The tray icon will turn green to indicate communication with the router. CONGRATULATIONS! You’re
Medialink adapter is now successfully connected to your wireless network.
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Chapter 3 Client Utility Interface
The Medialink configuration utility is used for management of the Medialink MWN-USB150N
to launch the
Wireless USB Adapter. To access it’s features, double-click the tray icon
configuration utility. If the tray icon is not present, Click “Start”, “All Programs” “Medialink”
and finally “MWN-USB150N”; or click the Medialink shortcut on your PC’s desktop.
With Windows XP, users can select either the Medialink Client Utility Interface or the Windows XP internal
wireless application to configure and manage the Medialink MWN-USB150N wireless adapter.
There are two client utility applications available from the Medialink Client Utility Interface:
Station mode and AP mode.
Station Mode is the default mode and is the best mode to use when connecting to a wireless router.
Station Mode
Station Mode Topology
In Station Mode, the MWN-USB150N serves as a wireless client to receive wireless signals
from a wireless router in order to access the Internet.
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Station Mode - “Status” Tab
When the “STATUS” tab is selected, the wireless network status, SSID, Authentication type, Encryption Type, IP
address, subnet mask and gateway are displayed.
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Station Mode - “Site Survey” Tab
The “SITE SURVEY” tab is used to scan and display the available wireless networks. The signal strength of the
available networks along with the encryption type will also be displayed.
Click Connect: to select and connect to the desired network.
Click Refresh: to rescan for available wireless networks.
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Station Mode - “Profile Management” Tab
The “PROFILE” tab allows you to save multiple profiles for quick connection to various networks.
Click UP/DOWN: To change a profile’s sequence in the list.
Click Connect: To activate an existing profile.
Click New: To create a new profile and configure the site status and security setting.
Click Modify: To modify an existing profile.
Click Delete: To delete an existing profile.
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Station Mode - “Statistics” Tab
The “STATISTICS” tab is used to display Rx and Tx data packets, including the success and error packet amount.
Click Clear: to refresh the statistics.
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Station Mode - “WPS Setting” Tab
The WPS is available only when used with WPS-compliant routers.
PIN: Enter the Pin code and click “PIN” to automatically connect the wireless adapter to available networks.
PBC: Click “PBC” to auto-check available connections.
Refresh: To update the Pin code.
Rescan: To rescan for available WPS-compliant wireless networks.
Connect: To connect the WPS wireless network.
Disconnect: To disconnect from the current connected wireless network.
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AP Mode – General Info
In cases where wireless access to an Ethernet network is desired, the Medialink MWN-USB150N can serve as an
access point to transmit wireless signals and to allow other wireless clients to access the network.
Note: AP Mode does not take the place of a router or modem which is required for internet access.
AP Mode Topology
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AP Mode - Basic Setting
This window is used to configure the AP’s basic parameters, including SSID, Wireless Mode and Channel.
SSID: Here you can give your AP a Wireless Network ID name (SSID).
Wireless Mode: Here you can set the AP to operate at 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11b/g/n mixed.
Channel: 1~11 channels provided.
Restore Default: to restore the set parameters to default factory default settings.
Apply: to make the changes made take effect.
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AP Mode - Security Setting
This window is used to configure the wireless network’s security authentication, providing WEP, WPA-PSK,
WPA2-PSK, and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption methods.
WEP:10/26 bits Hex or 5/13 ASCII support.
WPA-PSK:8~32 bits ASCII support.
WPA2-PSK:8~32 bits ASCII support.
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK:8~32 bits ASCII support.
1. The Hex characters include 0~9 numbers and a~f letters.
2. ASCII characters include any numbers/letters and characters.
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AP Mode - Access Control
Access Control uses client MAC addresses to allow or disallow access to the network.
Filter Policy:
Disabled: Disables the filter function.
All Permitted: Permits all clients in the list to access the wireless network.
All Blocked: Blocks all clients in the list from access to the wireless network.
MAC Address:Input the client’s MAC address to implement the corresponding filter policy.
Add: Adds the entered MAC address into the list.
Delete: Deletes one selected MAC address in the list.
Remove All: Deletes all listed client MAC addresses.
Apply: Makes the changes take effect.
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AP Mode - About TAB
This window displays details about the software version and wireless adapter.
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Appendix One: Acronyms and Terms
Wireless Local Area Network
A family of specifications developed by the IEEE for WLAN technology.
An extension to 802.11 WLAN standard that provides up to 54 Mbps transmis- sion in the 5 GHz
UNI radio band.
An extension to 802.11 WLAN standard that provides up to 11 Mbps transmission in the 2.4 GHz
ISM radio band. 802.11b uses DSSS modulation.
An extension to 802.11 WLAN standard that provides up to 54 Mbps transmission in the 2.4 GHz
ISM radio band. 802.11b uses OFDM modulation and is backwards compatible with 802.11b.
A group of computers each with wireless adapters, connected as an independent WLAN.
Advanced Encryption Standard
Basic Service Set ID
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum. DSSS is one of two types of spread spectrum radio. The other
is frequency-hopping spread spectrum (FHSS).
Quality of Service
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Remote Authentication Dial In User Service
Request to Send
Service Set Identifier. A 32-character unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over
a WLAN that acts as a password when a mobile device tries to connect to the BSS.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
Wireless Distribution System
Wired Equivalent Privacy. A security protocol for
WLANs defined in the IEEE 802.11 standard.
Wi-Fi Protected Access
Wi-Fi Protected Access 2. The next generation of
Wi-Fi security, based on the 802.11i standard.
WPA2-PSK Wi-Fi Protected Access 2-Pre-shared Keys
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Appendix Two: Product Specification
IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b,
Frequency Range
130Mbps, 117Mbps, 104Mbps,
78Mbps, 52Mbps, 39Mbps,
26Mbps, 13Mbps, 65Mbps,
58.5Mbps, 52Mbps, 39Mbps,
Transmission Rate
26Mbps, 19.5Mbps, 13Mbps,
6.5Mbps, 54 Mbps, 48 Mbps, 36
Mbps, 24 Mbps, 18 Mbps, 12
Mbps, 9 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 11 Mbps,
5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps
Max. 15dbm
Modulation Method
Working Temper.
Storage Temper.
Working Humidity
10%~90%RH non-condensing
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Appendix Three: How to connect with PSP
1. Topology of PSP connecting with MWN-USB56N
2. To configure PSP with Ad-Hoc mode
Select Network Settings
Select Ad-Hoc mode
Select Channel
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3. In MWN-USB56N Utility Interface scan PSP and double-click to connect the wireless network.
4. In Site Survey check “enable PSP connection mode” box.
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5. To configure Xlink Kai
Select “Start”→ “All programmers” → “Xlink Kai Evolution VII” → “Start Kai Config” to configure the user name,
password and other parameters as follows.
6. Login Xlink Kai
Select “Start”→ “All programmers” → “Xlink Kai Evolution VII” → “Start Kai”. PSP will connect with Xlink Kai
automatically. The following window will indicate the connection is established well now.
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Thank you for purchasing this Medialink product! Please contact us if you need
any assistance with installation. We’ll be happy to help!
Medialink Products, LLC
1951 Old Cuthbert Rd., Ste 301
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1411
Technical Support Hotline:
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