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E7153
®
Wi-Fi GO! Card
User Guide
E7153
First Edition
February 2012
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................... iii
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
About this guide........................................................................................... v
Wi-Fi ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card specifications................................................ vi
1.1
1.2
Welcome!.......................................................................................... 2
Features............................................................................................ 2
1.2.1
Wi-Fi Engine....................................................................... 2
1.2.3
Moveable omni-directional antenna.................................... 3
1.2.2
1.3
1.4
2.1
LED and antenna port...................................................................... 3
LED indicators.................................................................................... 3
Choosing an appropriate wireless network................................... 4
1.4.1
1.4.2
3.1
3.2
Access Point Mode (AP Mode)........................................... 5
Client mode......................................................................... 6
Installation........................................................................................ 2
2.1.1
System requirements.......................................................... 2
2.1.3
Signal range........................................................................ 2
2.1.2
2.2
Wi-Fi GO!............................................................................ 3
Installing the Wi-Fi GO! card............................................... 2
Driver and utilities installation........................................................ 3
Using the ASUS Wi-Fi Engine......................................................... 2
3.1.1
Launching the Wi-Fi Engine................................................ 2
Wi-Fi Engine wireless security....................................................... 5
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Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been
designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic
equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for
disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not
be placed in municipal waste.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need to install and configure your
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card wireless solution.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card
wireless solution. The chapter also presents the LED indications, and
recommended Wi-Fi GO! card network settings.
Chapter 2: Installation
This chapter provides step by step instructions on installing the wireless LAN
adapter drivers and software applications using the support DVD.
Chapter 3: Wi-Fi Engine
This chapter provides information on how to set up the Wi-Fi GO! card in your
home or office network using the setup wizard.
Appendices
The Appendix lists the wireless LAN channels available for use in your
country or location and safety statements.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this guide.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow
to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid
in completing a task.
Wi-Fi ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card specifications
Bluetooth v4.0/3.0 + HS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n version
Wi-Fi Standard
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth standard
Bluetooth v4.0/3.0 + HS
Data rate
802.11n(HT40) up to 300Mbps
802.11n(HT20) up to 150Mbps
802.11a up to 54Mbps
802.11b up to 11Mbps
802.11g up to 54Mbps
Security
WEP, WPA & WPA2*
*Use WPA2 or open system to reach 65Mbps and
above.
Network architechture
types
AP Mode (Windows® 7 supports Access point mode
function)
Client mode
Frequency band
2.4GHz & 5GHz ISM radio band
Operating range
Wi-Fi*:
Outdoor up to 300 meters
Indoor up to 100 meters
*The transmission speed may vary according to the
environment
Bluetooth:
10 - 20 meters (depends on the environment)
Antenna
Antenna 1: Wi-Fi Tx/Rx
Antenna 2: Wi-Fi Tx/Rx + Bluetooth
2 x omni-directional dual band antennas (with MMCX
connector)
LED
Wi-Fi:
LED green: Wi-Fi linked
LED off: No link
Bluetooth:
LED blue: Bluetooth linked
LED off: No link
LED blue blinking: Data activity
Support OS
Windows® XP 32 / 64 bit*, Windows® 7 32 / 64 bit
* Windows® XP 32/64 bit only supports client mode.
ASUS special features
ASUS Wi-Fi Engine*
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!*
*ASUS Wi-Fi Engine and Wi-Fi GO! is only supported on
Windows® 7.
* The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Wi-Fi ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card specifications
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n version
Wi-Fi Standard
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Data rate
802.11n(HT40) up to 150Mbps
802.11n(HT20) up to 65Mbps
802.11b up to 11Mbps
802.11g up to 54Mbps
Security
WEP, WPA & WPA2*
*Use WPA2 or open system to reach 65Mbps and
above.
Network architechture
types
AP Mode (Windows® 7 supports Access point mode
function)
Client mode
Frequency band
2.4GHz ISM radio band
Operating range
Wi-Fi*:
Outdoor up to 300 meters
Indoor up to 100 meters
*The transmission speed may vary according to the
environment.
Antenna
Antenna 1: Wi-Fi Tx/Rx
1 x omni-directional antennas (with MMCX connector)
LED
Wi-Fi:
LED green: Wi-Fi linked
LED off: No link
Support OS
Windows® XP 32 / 64 bit*, Windows® 7 32 / 64 bit
* Windows® XP 32/64 bit only supports client mode.
ASUS special features
ASUS Wi-Fi Engine*
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!*
*ASUS Wi-Fi Engine and Wi-Fi GO! is only supported on
Windows® 7.
* The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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card
Wi-Fi GO!
Chapter 1
This chapter describes the general features of
the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card wireless solution. The
chapter also presents the LED indications and
recommended Wi-Fi GO! card network settings.
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card wireless solution!
The Wi-Fi GO! card is an easy-to-use wireless local area network (WLAN) adapter
designed for home or office use. The Wi-Fi GO! card allows you to connect through
the wireless LAN in a single network.
The Wi-Fi GO! card also supports several wireless network configuration including
Client mode and Access Point mode. This gives you flexibility to your existing or
future wireless network configurations.
To provide efficient security to your wireless communication, Wi-Fi GO! card
employs both 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA/WPA2) encryptions.
With these and many more, ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card is sure to keep you ahead in the
world of wireless computing.
1.2
Features
These ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card’s features are found in the AI Suite II:
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Wi-Fi Engine
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Wi-Fi GO!
1.2.1
Wi-Fi Engine
The Wi-Fi Engine utility enables you to connect to two modes:
Client mode: Allows you to connect a single device, or a whole network segment to an existing wireless access point.
AP mode:
Allows you to connect a wireless network to a wired system.
Refer to 3.1 Using the ASUS Wi-Fi Engine for more information.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.2.2
Wi-Fi GO!
The Wi-Fi GO! utility provides you with a never-before experienced multimedia
playback enjoyment, and home cloud computing environment.
For more details, refer to the Wi-Fi GO! section in the feature manual.
1.2.3
Moveable omni-directional antenna
An omni-directional antenna comes with the Wi-Fi GO! card to maximize your
wireless coverage.
1.3
LED and antenna port
The Wi-Fi GO! card is installed at the motherboard rear panel.
Wi-Fi GO!
card
Antenna port
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The Wi-Fi GO! card’s antenna port may vary on motherboard models.
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The back I/O may vary depending on motherboard models.
LED indicators
Bluetooth module LED indications*
Status
Description
Blue
Linked
Off
Blinking
No link
Data activity
* Bluetooth module is optional.
Wi-Fi LED indications
Status
Description
Green
Linked
Off
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card
No link
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1.4 Choosing an appropriate wireless
network
You can use the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card in various wireless network configurations.
Select the most appropriate configuration for your home or office network before
setting up the Wi-Fi GO! card.
The following pictures and descriptions are for reference only and may not
exactly match your actual network configuration.
Select Mode
AP Mode
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Client Mode
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.4.1
Access Point Mode (AP Mode)
Under AP Mode, the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card configures the wireless access point
(WAP) of your local area network (LAN), and Internet access for your wireless
devices.
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Internet
ADSL or Cable
Modem (if any)
ASUS PC with
Wi-Fi GO! card
MODE
Station 4
Station 1
Station 3
Station 2
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card
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1.4.2
Client mode
An Infrastructure wireless network is
centered on a wireless access point
(AP) that provides Internet access and
LAN communication for the wireless
stations. In Infrastructure mode, the
wireless LAN stations communicate
with each other via the wireless AP.
In this mode, your Wi-Fi GO! card
acts as a wireless adapter. It
communicates with the LAN computers
and accesses Internet through the
wireless AP.
Internet
ADSL or Cable
Modem (if any)
Access Point
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Station 1
ASUS PC with
Wi-Fi GO! card
Station 2
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
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Wi-Fi GO!
Chapter 2
This chapter provides step by step instructions
in installing the Wi-Fi GO! card drivers and
utilities in your computer. This part also provides
information in installing the antenna.
Installation
2.1
Installation
2.1.1
System requirements
Before installing the Wi-Fi GO! card drivers and utilities, make sure that your
system meets the following requirements.
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ASUS motherboard with Wi-Fi GO! card onboard solution
Client mode: Windows® XP/ Windows® 7
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Operating system:
AP mode: Windows® 7
Optical drive for utilities and driver installation
In the Client mode, only Windows® 7 supports Wi-Fi Engine.
2.1.2
Installing the Wi-Fi GO! card
The Wi-Fi GO! card models may vary depending on motherboard package.
For installation details, refer to the bundled Quick Installation Guide (QIG) in the
Wi-Fi GO! card’s package.
2.1.3
Signal range
The signal range of Wi-Fi GO! card depends on the operating environment.
Obstacles such as walls and metal barriers could reflect or absorb wireless signals.
Devices such as microwave stove can also greatly interfere with the wireless
network.
Signal range:
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802.11g: Indoor 80ft (30m), outdoor (LOS, Light-Of-Sight) 200ft (60m)
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802.11b: Indoor 130ft (40m), outdoor (LOS, Light-Of-Sight) 1000ft (310m)
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802.11n: Indoor 330ft (100m), outdoor (LOS, Light-Of-Sight) 980ft (300m)
By default, the device automatically adjusts the data rate and the closer the
wireless station is, the better signal and transmit speed it receives. To improve your
wireless transmission, move your wireless stations closer to the Wi-Fi GO! card.
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Chapter 2: Installation
2.2
Driver and utilities installation
The contents of the motherboard support DVD are subject to change without
notice. Visit the ASUS website for driver/utilities updates.
Ensure to install the Wi-Fi GO! card to the motherboard before running the
support DVD.
To install the Wi-Fi GO! card driver:
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Insert the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the driver installation automatically
appears.
Click ASUS Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi Driver or ASUS Wireless Network Driver,
and follow the onscreen instructions to install the Wi-Fi GO! card driver.
Wi-FI GO! card driver’s name varies on Wi-Fi GO! card models.
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card
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To install the ASUS AI Suite II utility:
After the Wi-Fi GO! Card driver is successfully installed, click Utilities > AI Suite II and
follow the onscreen instructions
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
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Chapter 2: Installation
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Wi-Fi GO!
Chapter 3
This chapter provides information in setting up
the Wi-Fi GO! card using the ASUS Suite II’s WiFi Engine for your home or office network.
Wi-Fi Engine
3.1
Using the ASUS Wi-Fi Engine
After installing the Wi-Fi GO! card drivers to your system, use ASUS AI Suite II’s
Wi-Fi Engine to set up the Wi-Fi GO! card for your network.
Ensure to select the most appropriate configuration for your wireless network
before you proceed. Refer to section 1.4 for details.
Ensure to connect the supplied antenna to the antenna connector on the
motherboard, or the Wi-Fi GO! card may not be able to detect other wireless
devices in your environment.
3.1.1
Launching the Wi-Fi Engine
To launch this utility, open the ASUS AI Suite II, then click Tool > Wi-Fi Engine.
Click to
communicate
with the LAN
computers
through a wireless
access point
Application
help feature
Click to set up a wireless
access point of your LAN and
gain Internet access for your
wireless device
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Chapter 3: Wi-Fi Engine
Using the client mode
Allows you to connect your computer to a network using the client mode.
To use the client mode:
1.
Select and double-click the network.
2.
Select and click the wireless network connection name.
Some networks may require you to key in the password.
Using the AP mode
Allows you to connect your computer to the network using the access point mode.
1.
In the Wi-Fi Engine menu, click AP Mode.
2.
Enter the Network Name, and key in
your password.
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Network name must be the same with SSID (Service Set Identifier).
Password must be more than 8 characters.
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card
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3.
Click
from the Internet
Connection Sharing field and
select the network connections name.
4.
Click Enable to enable the AP mode
under the selected type of Internet
connection sharing.
5.
To deactivate the Internet connection
sharing, click Disable. Click
to go back to the Wi-Fi Engine menu.
Chapter 3: Wi-Fi Engine
3.2
Wi-Fi Engine wireless security
To protect your wireless network, you need to set up the security on your Wi-Fi
GO! card.
Network authentication
Network authentication uses certain types of mechanism to identify authenticated
wireless clients. Wi-Fi GO! card supports the following authentication methods:
Open system:
This option disables authentication protection for your wireless
network. Under the Open mode, any wireless client can connect to your wireless network.
Shared key: Shared means using the same WEP keys for authentication
and encryption.
WPA2-PSK:
WPA2 (WI-FI Protected Access 2) provides network
administrators with a high level of assurance that only
authorized users can access the network. Based on the
ratified IEEE 802.11i standard, WPA2 provides government
grade security. The WPA2 can be enabled in two versions -WPA2-Personal and WPA2-Enterprise. WPA2-Personal
protects unauthorized network access by utilizing a set-up
password. WPA2-Enterprise verifies network users through a
server. WPA2 is backward compatible with WPA.
WPA-PSK: Encryption
WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) is the solution for home and
SOHO users who have no 802.11X authentication server
within the LAN. To setup WPA-PSK, you need to input a
passphrase and let the system generate the key. Combination
of letters, numbers and non-alphnumeric charecters is
recommended for ensuring security.
Encryption is used to convert plain text data into unreadable codes with certain
type of algorithm before capsulation for wireless transmission. Wi-Fi GO! card
supports the following encryption methods:
WEP:
WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. It uses 64 or
128-bit static keys. You can let the system generate the WEP
keys by inputting a Passphrase.
AES:
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a dependable
encryption adopted in WPA2 or IEEE802.11i standard. It offers
stronger protection and greatly increases the complexity of
wireless encryption.
TKIP:
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) dynamically generates
unique keys to encypt every data packet in a wireless session.
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Chapter 3: Wi-Fi Engine
The Appendices list the wireless LAN channels
available for use in your country or location, and
safety warning statements
Card
Wi-Fi GO!
Appendices
RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.
Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
BSMI: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
KC (RF Equipment)
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Appendices
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