2Wire 802.11g Network Router User Manual

802.11g USB Wireless Adapter
Installation Guide
Notice to Users
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5100-000476-000 Rev A 08/2007
Wireless USB Adapter and Driver
Installation
2Wire’s 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter is a wireless networking device that is
connected to a USB port on your computer using a USB cable. Wireless networking
provides the same connectivity as Ethernet without the wires. Expanding or
redesigning your network is easy, and unlike cabled Ethernet, the 2Wire 802.11g
Wireless USB Adapter allows users to roam throughout the home or office while
remaining connected to the local area network (LAN).
Windows Vista
These instructions describe the procedure to install the adapter and driver for the
2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter under Microsoft Windows Vista, and to run a
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wireless configuration program to configure your 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB
Adapter to work with the 2Wire gateway.
Note: The driver software available for download is for new
installations only. If you have already used the driver software supplied
on the CD to set up your 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter, do not
re-install the driver software.
Follow these steps to complete the adapter installation:
Step 1 - Install the 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter.
Step 2 - Install the adapter driver from your 2Wire Wireless Installation CD.
Step 3 - Configure the Wireless Manager.
The following sections give you detailed instructions for completing each step.
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Step 1: Install the 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter
The supplied USB cable has a different type of USB connector on each end.
Series A connector. The Series A USB connector plugs into the
USB port on your computer.
Mini Series B connector. The Series B USB connector plugs into a
USB device.
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To install the 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter, simply connect the adapter to
an available USB port on your computer using the supplied USB cable.
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Step 2: Installing the Driver
1.
Insert the CD into your computer and wait for the installer to load.
2.
You may see a User Account Control
dialog box, where you must click Allow I trust this program in order to proceed
with the installation.
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3.
The Install Wireless Adapter Products
main menu will display on your screen.
4.
Click the Install USB Driver button.
The Install USB Driver menu displays.
5.
Choose and click Windows Vista
Driver. A separate 2Wire WLAN Driver
InstallShield Wizard window opens to
prepare installation setup.
Note: The 2Wire Wireless
Manager utility is not installed on computer systems running Microsoft
Windows Vista 64-bit.
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6.
Click OK to continue. The 2Wire
Wireless LAN USB Driver Welcome
window opens.
7.
Click Next to continue. The 2Wire
Wireless LAN USB Driver - Ready
to Install the Program window
opens.
8.
Click Install to begin the
installation. The InstallShield
Wizard will install the driver
software.
9.
Once the driver has been installed, a new window for the 2Wire Wireless
Manager Setup will open automatically.
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10. Click Setup to continue with the
installation of the 2Wire Wireless
Manager software.
11. Next, the InstallShield Wizard for
2Wire Wireless Manager will
open. The InstallShield Wizard will
let you install, repair, or remove 2Wire Wireless Manager from your computer.
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12. From the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for 2Wire
Wireless Manager window, click
Next to continue the installation.
13. Click to accept the terms in the
License Agreement, and click
Next.
14. Click Next to install the program
to the default folder location, or
click Change to install to a
different folder of your choice.
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15. The Ready to Install the Program
window opens. Click Install to
commence the installation.
16. Wait for the installation to
complete. You can monitor the
installation status in the status
bar window.
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17. Upon completion, the InstallShield
Wizard Completed window will
open.
18. Click Finish.
19. Continue to Step 3: Configure the
Wireless Manager.
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Step 3: Configure the Wireless Manager
1.
Once you have finished with Step 2, the 2Wire Wireless Configuration Utility
starts automatically.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions to configure your wireless setting. Enter the
2Wire gateway’s serial number and encryption key, located on the bottom of
your 2Wire gateway.
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3.
Click Begin Wireless Configuration to continue.
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4.
Once the 2Wire Wireless
Configuration Utility finishes, the
installation window will close and the
2Wire Wireless Manager window will
open.
5.
You are now ready to begin using the
adapter to connect wirelessly.
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Windows XP, Windows 2000
These instructions describe the procedure to install the adapter and driver for the
2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter under Microsoft Windows XP and Windows
2000, and to run a wireless configuration program to configure your 2Wire
802.11g Wireless USB Adapter to work with the 2Wire gateway.
Note: The driver software available for download is for new
installations only. If you have already used the driver software supplied
on the CD to set up your 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter, do not
re-install the driver software.
Follow these steps to complete the adapter installation:
Step 1 - Install the 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter.
Step 2 - Install the adapter driver from your 2Wire Wireless Installation CD.
Step 3 - Configure the Wireless Manager.
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The following sections give you detailed instructions for completing each step.
Step 1: Install the 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter
The supplied USB cable has a different type of USB connector on each end.
Series A connector. The Series A USB connector plugs into the
USB port on your computer.
Mini Series B connector. The Series B USB connector plugs into a
USB device.
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To install the 2Wire 802.11g Wireless USB Adapter, simply connect the adapter to
an available USB port on your computer using the supplied USB cable.
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Step 2: Installing the Driver
1.
Insert the CD into your computer and wait for the installer to load.
2.
The Install Wireless Adapter Products
main menu will display on your screen.
3.
Click the Install USB Driver button.
The Install USB Driver menu displays.
4.
Depending on your operating system,
choose and click Windows XP Driver
or Windows 2000 Driver. A separate
2Wire Wireless LAN USB Driver
InstallShield Wizard window opens to
prepare installation setup.
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5.
Click OK to continue. The 2Wire
Wireless LAN USB Driver Welcome
window opens.
6.
Click Next to continue. The 2Wire
Wireless LAN USB Driver - Ready
to Install the Program window
opens.
7.
Click Install to begin the
installation. The InstallShield
Wizard will install the driver
software.
8.
Once the driver has been installed, a new window for the 2Wire Wireless
Manager Setup will open automatically.
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9.
Click Setup to continue with the
installation of the 2Wire Wireless
Manager software.
10. Next, the InstallShield Wizard for
2Wire Wireless Manager will open. The InstallShield Wizard will let you install,
repair, or remove 2Wire Wireless Manager from your computer.
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11. From the Welcome to the
InstallShield Wizard for 2Wire
Wireless Manager window, click
Next to continue the installation.
12. Click to accept the terms in the
License Agreement, and click
Next.
13. Click Next to install the program
to the default folder location, or
click Change to install to a
different folder of your choice.
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14. The Ready to Install the Program
window opens. Click Install to
commence the installation.
15. Wait for the installation to
complete. You can monitor the
installation status in the status
bar window.
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16. Upon completion, the InstallShield
Wizard Completed window will
open.
17. Click Finish.
18. Continue to Step 3: Configure the
Wireless Manager.
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Step 3: Configure the Wireless Manager
1.
Once you have finished with Step 2, the 2Wire Wireless Configuration Utility
starts automatically.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions to configure your wireless setting. Enter the
2Wire gateway’s serial number and encryption key, located on the bottom of
your 2Wire gateway.
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3.
Click Begin Wireless Configuration to continue.
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4.
Once the 2Wire Wireless
Configuration Utility finishes, the
installation window will close and the
2Wire Wireless Manager window will
open.
5.
You are now ready to begin using the
adapter to connect wirelessly.
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Regulatory Information
FCC Statement
This device has been tested and complies with the specifications for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These rules 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 according to 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 is found 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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the 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.