Belkin 8820-00209EA F5D8053 Network Card User Manual

N Wireless USB
Network Adapter
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1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
4 Using the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Benefits of a Home Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Advantages of a Wireless Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Placement of your Wireless Networking Hardware for
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Accessing the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility from
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Network Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Status and Solution Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Wireless Network Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a Secure Wi-Fi Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applications and Advantages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Installing and Setting up the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
6 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
A — Installation Process for Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
B — Installation Process for Windows Operating
Systems other than Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
C — Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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Thank you for purchasing the Belkin N Wireless USB Network Adapter. Now you can take advantage of this great new technology
and gain the freedom to network your home and office computers wirelessly. This Adapter allows you to connect a notebook
computer to your network. Please be sure to read through this User Manual completely, and pay special attention to the section
entitled “Placement of your Wireless Networking Hardware for Optimal Performance”.
Benefits of a Home Network
Advantages of a Wireless Network
Your Belkin Home Network will allow you to:
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hare one high-speed Internet connection with all the computers in
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Mobility – you’ll no longer need a dedicated “computer room”—
now you can work on a networked laptop or desktop computer
anywhere within your wireless range
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Share resources, such as files, and hard drives among all the
connected computers in your home
Easy installation – Belkin Easy Installation Wizards make
setup simple
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Flexibility – set up and access printers, computers, and other
networking devices from anywhere in your home
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Easy expansion – the wide range of Belkin networking products let
you expand your network to include devices such as printers and
gaming consoles
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No cabling required – you can spare the expense and hassle of
retrofitting Ethernet cabling throughout the home or office
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Widespread industry acceptance – choose from a wide range of
interoperable networking products
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Share a single printer with the entire family
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Share documents, music, video, and digital pictures
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Store, retrieve, and copy files from one computer to another
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Simultaneously play games online, check Internet email, and chat
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To achieve the best wireless network coverage for your “wireless
clients,” (i.e., computers enabled by Belkin Adapters or Cards):
Your wireless connection will be stronger the closer your computer is
to your wireless router (or access point). Typical indoor operating range
for your wireless devices is between 100 and 200 feet. In the same
way, your wireless connection and performance will degrade somewhat
as the distance between your wireless router (or access point) and
connected devices increases. This may or may not be noticeable to
you. As you move farther from your wireless router (or access point),
connection speed may decrease. Factors that can weaken signals
simply by getting in the way of your network’s radio waves are metal
appliances or obstructions, and walls.
If you have concerns about your network’s performance that might be
related to range or obstruction factors, try moving the computer to a
position between five and 10 feet from the wireless router (or access
point) in order to see if distance is the problem. If difficulties persist
even at close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
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Ensure that your wireless router’s (or access point’s) antennas
are parallel to each other, and are positioned vertically (toward
the ceiling). If your wireless router (or access point) itself is
positioned vertically, point the antennas as much as possible in an
upward direction.
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In multistory homes, place the wireless router (or access point)
on a floor that is as close to the center of the home as possible.
This may mean placing the wireless router (or access point) on an
upper floor.
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Try not to place the wireless router (or access point) near a
cordless 2.4GHz phone.
2. Avoid Obstacles and Interference
Avoid placing your wireless router (or access point) near devices that
may emit radio “noise”, such as microwave ovens. Other objects that
can inhibit wireless communication can include:
Note: While some of the items listed below can affect network
performance, they will not prohibit your wireless network from
functioning; if you are concerned that your network is not operating at
its maximum effectiveness, this checklist may help.
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Refrigerators
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Washers and/or dryers
1. Placement of your Wireless Router (or Access Point)
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Metal cabinets
Place your wireless router (or access point), the central connection point
of your network, as close as possible to the center of your wireless
network devices.
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Large aquariums
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Metallic-based, UV-tinted windows
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If your wireless signal seems weak in some spots, make sure that
objects such as these are not blocking the signal’s path between your
computers and wireless router (or access point).
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3. Cordless Phone Placement
4. Choose the “Quietest” Channel for your Wireless Network
If the performance of your wireless network is impaired after attending
to the above issues, and you have a cordless phone:
In locations where homes or offices are close together, such as
apartment buildings or office complexes, there may be wireless
networks nearby that can conflict with yours. Use the Site Survey
capabilities of your Belkin Wireless Networking Utility to locate any other
wireless networks, and move your wireless router (or access point) and
computers to a channel as far away from other networks as possible.
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Try moving cordless phones away from the wireless router (or
access point) and your wireless-enabled computers.
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Unplug and remove the battery from any cordless phone that
operates on the 2.4GHz band (check manufacturer’s information). If
this fixes the problem, your phone may be interfering.
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If your phone supports channel selection, change the channel on
the phone to the farthest channel from your wireless network as
possible. For example, change the phone to channel 1 and move
your wireless router (or access point) to channel 11. (Your channel
selection will vary depending on your region.) See your phone’s
user manual for detailed instructions.
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If necessary, consider switching to a 900MHz or 5GHz
cordless phone.
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Experiment with more than one of the available channels in order to
find the clearest connection and avoid interference from neighboring
cordless phones or other wireless devices.
For more Belkin wireless networking products, use the detailed Site
Survey and wireless channel information included in your User Manual.
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5. Secure Connections, VPNs, and AOL
Secure connections can be interrupted by a computer’s power
management setting, which causes it to “go to sleep.” The simplest
solution to avoid this is to simply reconnect by re-running the VPN or
AOL software, or by re-logging into the secure website.
Secure connections typically require a user name and password, and
are used where security is important. Secure connections include:
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Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections, often used to connect
remotely to an office network
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The “Bring Your Own Access” program from America Online (AOL),
which lets you use AOL through broadband provided by another
cable or DSL service
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Most online banking websites
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Many commercial websites that require a user name and password
to access your account
A second alternative is to change your computer’s power management
settings so it does not go to sleep; however, this may not be appropriate
for portable computers. To change your power management setting in
Windows, see the “Power Options” item in the Control Panel.
If you continue to have difficulty with Secure Connections, VPNs, and
AOL, please review steps 1–4 in the previous pages to be sure you have
addressed these issues.
These guidelines should allow you to cover the maximum possible area
with your wireless router. Should you need to cover an even wider area,
we suggest the Belkin Wireless Range Extender/Access Point.
For more information regarding our networking products, visit our
website at www.belkin.com/networking or call Belkin Technical Support.
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Product Features
The Adapter complies with the IEEE draft 802.11n specification to communicate with other draft 802.11n-compliant wireless devices at up to
300Mbps*. The Adapter is also compatible with 802.11g devices at 54Mbps as well as 802.11b products at 11Mbps. The Adapter operates on the same
2.4GHz frequency band as 802.11b/g Wi-Fi® products.
• Connection rates of up to 300Mbps*
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2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Science, and Medical) band operation
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Integrated easy-to-use Belkin Wireless Networking Utility
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USB 2.0 interface, for operation in virtually any computer with a
USB 2.0 bus-power port
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WPA, WPA2, 64-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), or
128-bit encryption
The Adapter is backward-compatible with existing Wi-Fi (IEEE
802.11b/g) products
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Wireless access to networked resources
• Difficult-to-wire environments
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Data rate of up to 300Mbps* (draft 802.11n), 54Mbps (802.11g),
or 11Mbps (802.11b)
Enables networking in buildings with solid or finished walls, or open
areas where wiring is difficult to install
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Easy installation and use
• Frequently changing environments
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LED power and network link/activity indicator
Adapts easily in offices or environments that frequently rearrange or
change locations
Provides immediate high-speed wireless connectivity at home, work,
and hotspot locations without compromising the use of existing
802.11b/g products
• Compatibility with 802.11b/g products
• SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) networking needs
Applications and Advantages
Provides the easy and quick, small network installation SOHO
users need
• Wireless roaming with a laptop around the home or office
Offers the freedom of networking without cables
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Product Specifications
(a) Protective Cap
Host Interface: USB 2.0
The cap is provided to protect the USB connector during
transportation. Remove the cap before inserting the Adapter to your
computer’s USB port.
Operating Temperature: 32–104 degrees F (0–40 degrees C)
Storage Temperature: -4–158 degrees F (-20–70 degrees C)
(b) Power/Activity LED
Humidity: Max. 90% (non-condensing)
Lights when the Adapter is powered on and flashes when it is active.
Typical Operating Range: Up to 1,200 ft.**
*NOTE: The standard transmission rate—300Mbps—is the physical data
rate. Actual data throughput will be lower.
(c) USB Connector
Part of the Adapter that fits into your computer’s USB port.
**Wireless performance may vary depending on the
networking environment.
System Requirements
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Windows® 2000, XP with SP2, or Vista®***
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A. Installation Process for Windows Vista
***NOTE: For information on updated drivers, please visit the Belkin
website at www.belkin.com/support.
IMPORTANT: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE BEFORE INSERTING
THE ADAPTER.
A.1 Insert the Installation Software CD into your CD-ROM drive.
A.2 Click “Next” to begin the installation process.
Note: If the Belkin Wireless Card Installer screen does not appear
within 20 seconds, access your CD-ROM by double-clicking on the
“My Computer” icon; then double-click on the CD-ROM drive into
which the installation CD has been placed. If the Installer does not start
automatically, double-click on the icon named “Installer.exe”.
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A.4 A window may appear showing the message, “Windows can’t verify
the publisher of this driver software”. This DOES NOT indicate a
problem. Our software has been fully tested and is compatible with
this operating system. Click on “Install this driver software anyway”
to continue.
A.3 The InstallShield Wizard will start the installation process.
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A.7 Click “Finish” to restart your computer.
A.5 When prompted, plug in your Adapter.
A.6 When the installation completes, you will see the following pop-up
message on your Windows taskbar.
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A.9 In the Control Panel, click on “View network status and tasks”.
A.8 To connect to the Internet, open the Network and Sharing Center
by first opening the Control Panel from the “Start” menu.
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A.11 In the next screen, select an available wireless network and
click “Connect”.
A.10 In the Network and Sharing Center, click on “Connect to
a network”.
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A.13 Depending on the security settings of your wireless network, you
may be prompted to enter a network security key or a passphrase.
Click “Connect” after you have done so.
A.12 Your Adapter will attempt to connect to the selected network.
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A.15 The Network and Sharing Center now indicates the network
connection that you have just established. The links on the left of
the window allow you to configure your network connections.
A.14 After connecting to the network, you can choose to save this
network and connect automatically when your Adapter is in range.
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B. Installation Process for Windows Operating
Systems other than Windows Vista
IMPORTANT: INSTALL THE SOFTWARE BEFORE INSERTING
THE ADAPTER.
B.1 Insert the Installation Software CD into your CD-ROM drive.
B.2 The Belkin Wireless Card Installer screen will automatically appear
within up to 20 seconds. Click “Install Software” or “Next” to start
the installation.
Note: If the Belkin Wireless Card Installer screen does not appear
within 20 seconds, access your CD-ROM by double-clicking on the “My
Computer” icon; then double-click on the CD-ROM drive into which the
installation CD has been placed. Then, double-click on the icon named
“Installer.exe”.
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B.4 A Setup Status screen lets you know where you are in the
setup process.
B.3 Select a destination folder for the software installation by clicking
“Browse”; or, simply click “Next” to install to the default location.
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B.6 When prompted, plug in your Adapter.
B.5 A window may appear showing the message, “The software you
are installing…” This DOES NOT indicate a problem. Our software
has been fully tested and is compatible with this operating system.
Click on “Continue Anyway” to continue.
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B.8 Click “Finish” to restart your computer.
B.7 The Found New Hardware Wizard might appear in 3–15 seconds. If
it does, select “Install the software automatically” and click “Next”
to install the software.
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C.2 The Belkin Wireless Networking Utility screen will appear.
Using the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility
C.1 After restarting your computer, double-click the Belkin Wireless
Networking Utility icon on the desktop screen.
Note: The Belkin Wireless Networking Utility icon can also be found
on the system tray.
C.3 Select a network to which to connect from the “Available
Networks” list and click “Connect”.
Note: In order to see your available networks, you must be near a
working wireless router or access point.
Installation is now complete.
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Using the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility
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After successfully installing the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility (WNU), configurations for wireless connection and security are
just a few easy clicks away.
Accessing the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility from
the Windows System Tray
The WNU’s default screen is the “Current Status” tab. The “Current
Status” tab displays the current Network Status and Available Networks.
To access the WNU, simply place your mouse pointer and right-click
over the WNU icon on the Windows task tray.
If the icon is not present, double-click the Belkin Wireless Networking
Utility icon on the desktop screen.
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Connection Failure
Right-click on the WNU icon in the Windows task tray and more options
will appear. You can retry, view solution tips, or choose another network
in the “Available Networks” section.
This window displays the connectivity status of the current network. It
even displays connectivity between the computer and router, and router
and Internet. In the event of a connectivity problem, this window can
be used to determine the problem’s source (e.g. computer, router, or
Internet/modem).
Available Networks
This window displays the available networks at the current location
as well as their SSID, Signal Strength, Security Type, WPS-enabled
connection, Channel, and Network Type.
Lost Wireless Connection
If the current wireless connection is lost, a window will pop up and the
WNU will attempt to reconnect.
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Network Status and Solution Tips
Managing Wireless Network Profiles
To further understand the current Network Status, click “Open Wireless
Utility”. The default screen will be the “Current Status” tab and the
“Network Status” section determines which connections are good
and/or faulty.
The “My Connections” tab on the WNU allows you to add, edit, and
delete connection profiles.
The WNU also features an “Info” section that provides troubleshooting tips.
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Connecting to a Secure Wi-Fi® Network
If you choose to connect to a secure network, determine the type of
security (WPA/WPA2 or WEP) and use the appropriate field in the
dialog box.
When you select a network using encryption, you will first see the simple
security screen.
Click the “Advanced” button to see other security options, including
choosing the security type for this connection.
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Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a less secure, but more widely adopted wireless security protocol. Depending on the security level (64- or 128bit), the user will be asked to input a 10- or 26-character hex key. A hex key is a combination of letters, a–f, and numbers, 0–9.
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2) is the new standard in wireless security. Instead of a hex key, WPA/WPA2 uses only passphrases, which are
much easier to remember. The passphrase is 8–63 characters and can consist of alphabet letters and numbers.
Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup PBC – Push Button Configuration
(Recommended)
1. Click the “WPS Connect” button.
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For Belkin routers, press the WPS button for two seconds and
release. The security icon on the router will flash, indicating that
the WPS session has been initiated.
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You are now connected to the router.
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Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN – Personal Identification Number
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To use the WPS PIN method, you must have another computer that is
already connected to the network and can access the router interface.
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Select the network to which to connect and click “Connect”.
(Please note that there should be a key in the WPS column,
indicating that this network is WPS-enabled.)
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On the computer that is already connected to the router, access
the router interface, enter the PIN number, and click on “Enroll”.
Please note that the screenshot below is from a Belkin router; other
routers’ interfaces will be different.
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You are now connected to the router.
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Wireless Networking Utility Options
Wireless Networking Utility Help
The “Options” tab on the WNU provides the user the ability to customize
his or her WNU settings.
The WNU “Help” tab provides users with access to online and telephone
support, one-click check for upgrades to updated versions of software,
and advanced diagnostic tools.
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Advanced Diagnostic Tools
The “Advanced Diagnostic Tools” section is the central control panel for all the settings of the hardware and software components of the wireless
network. It provides an array of tests and connectivity services to ensure optimal network performance.
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2. Open your wireless utility software by clicking on the icon in the
system tray at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. The tray
icon should look like this (the icon may be red or green):
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly.
Solution:
If you are unable to connect to the Internet from a wireless computer,
please check the following items:
1. Look at the lights on your wireless router. If you’re using a Belkin
Wireless Router, the lights should be as follows:
• The “Power” light should be on.
• The “Connected” light should be on, and not blinking.
3. • The “WAN” light should be either on or blinking.
Available networks are wireless networks to which you can connect.
The window that opens should have a list of “Available Networks”.
If your Belkin Wireless Router’s lights have the above characteristics, go
to number 2 below.
If you are using a Belkin 802.11g (G Plus) Router, or Belkin 802.11g (54g)
Router, “Belkin54g” is the default name.
If this is NOT the case, make sure:
If you are using a Belkin 802.11b Router, the default name should be
“WLAN”.
• The router’s power cord is plugged in.
• All cables are connected between the router and the modem.
• All the modem’s LEDs are functioning correctly. If not, see your
If you are NOT using a Belkin Router, please consult your router
manufacturer’s user manual for the default name.
modem’s user manual.
• Reboot the router.
• Reboot the modem.
If you continue to have issues, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
If you are not using a Belkin Wireless Router, consult that router
manufacturer’s user guide.
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Problem:
Problem:
The name of your wireless network appears in “Available Networks”.
The name of your wireless network DOES NOT appear in the list of
“Available Networks”.
Solution:
Solution:
If the correct network name is listed in the “Available Networks” list,
please follow the steps below to connect wirelessly:
1. If the correct network name is not listed, check the SSID settings to
see if they match. The SSID is case-sensitive and the spelling on each
computer must be exactly the same in order for the Adapter to connect
to the wireless router (or access point).
Click on the correct network name in the “Available Networks” list.
2. If the network has security (encryption) enabled, you must enter
the network key. Click “Connect”. For more information regarding
security, see the page entitled: “Connecting to a Secure Wi-Fi
Network” on page 22 of this User Manual.
3. Note: To check the SSID settings or look for an available network,
double-click the Signal Indicator icon to bring up the “Wireless
Networks” screen. Click “Add” if you do not see the network you
are trying to connect to and type in the SSID. For more information
about setting up an SSID, please reference your router manufacturer’s
user manual.
Within a few seconds, the tray icon in the lower right-hand corner of
your screen should turn green, indicating a successful connection
to the network.
If issues persist even at close range, please contact Belkin
Technical Support.
If you are still unable to access the Internet after connecting to the
wireless network, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
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Problem:
Problem:
Installation CD-ROM does not start Belkin Wireless Networking Utility.
Link LED is blinking slowly; I cannot connect to a wireless network or
the Internet.
Solution:
Solution:
If the CD-ROM does not start the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility
automatically, it could be that the computer is running other applications
that are interfering with the CD drive. If the Belkin Wireless Networking
Utility screen does not appear within 15-20 seconds, open up your
CD-ROM drive by double-clicking on the “My Computer” icon. Next,
double-click on the CD-ROM drive in which the Installation CD has
been placed to start the installation. If the installation does not start
automatically, right-click to select “Explore”, then double-click on the
icon named “setup.exe”.
If your Adapter appears to be functioning properly, but you cannot
connect to a network or you have a red wireless icon at the bottom of
your screen, the problem may be that there is a mismatch between the
network name (SSID) settings in your wireless network properties.
Check the SSID settings to see if they match. The SSID is case-sensitive
and the spelling on each computer must be exactly the same in order for
the Adapter to connect to the wireless router (or access point).
Note: To check the SSID settings or look for an available network,
double-click the Signal Indicator icon to bring up the “Wireless
Networks” screen. Click “Add” if you do not see the network you are
trying to connect to and type in the SSID.
Problem:
Power LED does not come ON; Adapter is not working.
For more information about setting up an SSID, please reference your
router manufacturer’s user manual. If issues persist even at close range,
please contact Belkin Technical Support.
Solution:
If the LED indicators are not ON, the problem may be that the Adapter
is not connected or installed properly. Verify that the Adapter is plugged
firmly into the USB port of your computer. Check to see that the drivers
for the Adapter have been installed. Right-click on the “My Computer”
icon on your desktop. Choose “Properties” and navigate to the “Device
Manager” and see if your USB Network Adapter is listed without any
errors. If an error is indicated, contact Belkin Technical Support.
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Problem:
Problem:
Link LED is solid but I cannot connect to the Internet.
Data transfer is sometimes slow.
Solution:
Solution:
If you have a signal but can’t get online or obtain an IP address, the
problem may be that there is a mismatch between the encryption key
settings in your computer and wireless router (or access point). Check
the WEP, WPA, or WPA2 key settings to see if they match. The key is
case-sensitive and the spelling on each computer and wireless router
(or access point) must be exactly the same in order for the Adapter to
connect to the router. For more information about encryption, please see
“Connecting to a Secure Wi-Fi Network” on page 22 of this User Manual.
Wireless technology is radio-based, which means connectivity and
the throughput performance between devices decreases when the
distance between devices increases. Other factors that will cause signal
degradation (metal is generally the worst culprit) are obstructions such
as walls and metal appliances. As a result, the typical indoor range of
your wireless devices will be between 100 to 200 feet. Note also that
connection speed may decrease as you move farther from the wireless
router (or access point).
If issues persist even at close range, please contact Belkin
Technical Support.
In order to determine if wireless issues are related to range, we suggest
temporarily moving the computer, if possible, to five to 10 feet away
from the wireless router (or access point). Please see the section
titled “Placement of your Wireless Networking Hardware for Optimal
Performance” on page 2 of this User Manual. If issues persist even at
close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
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automatically adjust the wireless transmit rate for you, but doing so can
cause periodic disconnects when the wireless signal is too weak; as a
rule, slower transmission rates are more stable. Experiment with different
connection rates until you find the best one for your environment;
note that all available transmission rates should be acceptable for
browsing the Internet. For more assistance, see your wireless card’s
literature. If issues persist even at close range, please contact Belkin
Technical Support.
Signal strength is poor.
Solution:
Wireless technology is radio-based, which means connectivity and
the throughput performance between devices decreases when the
distance between devices increases. Other factors that will cause signal
degradation (metal is generally the worst culprit) are obstructions such
as walls and metal appliances. As a result, the typical indoor range
of your wireless devices will be between 100 to 200 feet. Note also
that connection speed may decrease as you move farther from the
wireless router (or access point). In order to determine if wireless issues
are related to range, we suggest temporarily moving the computer, if
possible, to five to 10 feet away from wireless router (or access point).
Changing the wireless channel – Depending on local wireless traffic
and interference, switching the wireless channel of your network can
improve performance and reliability. The default channel the router is
shipped with is channel 6. You may choose from several other channels
depending on your region; see your router’s (or access point’s) user
manual for instructions on how to choose other channels.
Limiting the wireless transmit rate – Limiting the wireless transmit
rate can help improve the maximum wireless range, and connection
stability. Most wireless cards have the ability to limit the transmission
rate. To change this property, go to the Windows Control Panel, open
“Network Connections” and double-click on your Adapter’s connection.
In the “Properties” dialog, select the “Configure” button on the “General”
tab (Windows 98 users will have to select the USB Network Adapter in
the list box and then click “Properties”), then choose the “Advanced”
tab and select the rate property. Wireless client cards are usually set to
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Problem:
Problem:
Why are there two wireless utilities in my system tray?
Which one do I use?
The Adapter does not perform or connection is unstable when computer
has a second built-in wireless network card (such as a mini PCI or
Intel® Centrino™).
Solution:
Solution:
There are several features and advantages from using the Belkin
Wireless Networking Utility over the Windows XP Wireless Zero
Configuration utility. We offer a site survey, detailed link information, and
adapter diagnosis, to name a few.
This condition occurs if your computer has a built-in wireless card while
your Belkin Enhanced Wireless USB Adapter is also active. This happens
because Windows must now handle two active wireless connections.
You must disable the built-in wireless card from your computer under
“Network Adapters” in the Device Manager.
It’s essential to know which utility is managing your Adapter. We
recommend using the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility. To use the
Belkin Wireless Networking Utility, follow the steps below:
Problem:
Step 1 Right-click on the network status icon in the system tray and
select the “Status” tab.
The Adapter does not perform or connection is slow when computer has
a built-in wired Ethernet card.
Step 2 From the “Status” tab, uncheck the “Use Windows to configure
my wireless network settings” box. Once the box is unchecked, click the
“Close” button to close the window.
Solution:
You are now using the Belkin Wireless Networking Utility to configure
the Adapter.
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your Adapter is also active. This happens because Windows must now
handle two active network connections. You must disable the Ethernet
card from your computer under “Network Adapters” in the Device
Manager.
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What’s the difference between 802.11g and draft 802.11n?
Currently there are three commonly used wireless networking standards,
which transmit data at very different maximum speeds. Each is based
on the designation for certifying network standards. The most common
wireless networking standard, 802.11g, can transmit information up
to 54Mbps; 802.11a also supports up to 54Mbps, but in the 5GHz
frequency; and 802.11n draft specification can connect at up to
300Mbps. See the following chart for more detailed information.
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Wireless
Technology
G
Enhanced
N MIMO
N1 MIMO
(802.11g)
(1x1 draft
802.11n)
(draft 802.11n
with MIMO)
(draft 802.11n
with MIMO)
Speed/Data
Rate*
Up to 54Mbps*
Up to 150Mbps*
Up to 300Mbps*
Up to 300Mbps*
Frequency
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Compatibility
Compatible with
802.11b/g
Compatible
with 802.11b/g,
draft 802.11n,
and Belkin G+
MIMO
Compatible with
draft 802.11n
and 802.11b/g
Compatible with
draft 802.11n
and 802.11b/g
Coverage*
Up to 400 ft.*
Up to 1,000 ft.*
Up to 1,200 ft.*
Up to 1,400 ft.*
Advantage
Common—
widespread
use for Internet
sharing
Better coverage
and consistent
speed and
range
Enhanced
speed and
coverage
Leading edge—
best coverage
and throughput
*Distance and connection speeds will vary depending on your networking environment.
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FCC Statement
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
We, Belkin International, Inc., of 501 West Walnut Street, Compton, CA
90220, declare under our sole responsibility that the product, F5D8053,
to which this declaration relates, complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation. The radiated output
power of this device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure
limits. Nevertheless, the device shall be used in such a manner that
the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
When connecting an external antenna to the device, the antenna shall
be placed in such a manner to minimize the potential for human contact
during normal operation. In order to avoid the possibility of exceeding
the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the
antenna shall not be less than 20cm (8 inches) during normal operation.
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to 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.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or
modifications to this device that are not expressly approved by
Belkin International, Inc., may void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
Federal Communications Commission Notice
Industry Canada Statement
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.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause interference, and
2) t his device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of the device.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
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What is not covered by this warranty?
All above warranties are null and void if the Belkin product is not
provided to Belkin for inspection upon Belkin’s request at the sole
expense of the purchaser, or if Belkin determines that the Belkin product
has been improperly installed, altered in any way, or tampered with.
The Belkin Product Warranty does not protect against acts of God such
as flood, earthquake, lightning, war, vandalism, theft, normal-use wear
and tear, erosion, depletion, obsolescence, abuse, damage due to low
voltage disturbances (i.e. brownouts or sags), non-authorized program,
or system equipment modification or alteration.
This equipment complies with Canada radiation exposure limits set forth
for uncontrolled environments.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
This equipment has been SAR-evaluated for use in laptops (notebooks)
with side-slot configuration.
Belkin International, Inc., Lifetime Product Warranty
How to get service.
To get service for your Belkin product you must take the following steps:
What this warranty covers.
Belkin International, Inc. (“Belkin”) warrants to the original purchaser of
this Belkin product that the product shall be free of defects in design,
assembly, material, or workmanship.
1. Contact Belkin Limited using the details provided on page 36.
2.Your Belkin Customer Service Representative will then instruct
you on how to forward your receipt and Belkin product and how to
proceed with your claim.
What the period of coverage is.
Belkin warrants the Belkin product for the lifetime of the product.
What will we do to correct problems?
Product Warranty.
Belkin will repair or replace, at its option, any defective product free of
charge (except for shipping charges for the product).
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EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
ýesky
[Czech]
[Belkin Ltd] tímto prohlašuje, že tento [F5D8053] je ve shodČ se základními požadavky a
dalšími pĜíslušnými ustanoveními smČrnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede [Belkin Ltd] erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr [F5D8053] overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt [Belkin Ltd], dass sich das Gerät [F5D8053] in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG befindet.
Eesti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab [Belkin Ltd] seadme [F5D8053] vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ
põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Por medio de la presente [Belkin Ltd] declara que el [F5D8053] cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȒ
[Greek]
ȂǼ ȉǾȃ ȆǹȇȅȊȈǹ [Belkin Ltd] ǻǾȁȍȃǼǿ ȅȉǿ [F5D8053] ȈȊȂȂȅȇĭȍȃǼȉǹǿ ȆȇȅȈ ȉǿȈ
ȅȊȈǿȍǻǼǿȈ ǹȆǹǿȉǾȈǼǿȈ Ȁǹǿ ȉǿȈ ȁȅǿȆǼȈ ȈȋǼȉǿȀǼȈ ǻǿǹȉǹȄǼǿȈ ȉǾȈ ȅǻǾīǿǹȈ 1999/5/ǼȀ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente [Belkin Ltd] déclare que l'appareil [F5D8053] est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente [Belkin Ltd] dichiara che questo [F5D8053] è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed
alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo [Belkin Ltd Belkin Ltd ] deklarƝ, ka [F5D8053] / iekƗrtas tips] atbilst DirektƯvas 1999/5/EK
bnjtiskajƗm prasƯbƗm un citiem ar to saistƯtajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviǐ
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo [Belkin Ltd] deklaruoja, kad šis [F5D8053] atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB
Direktyvos nuostatas.
Hierbij verklaart [Belkin Ltd] dat het toestel [F5D8053] in overeenstemming is met de essentiële
eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, [Belkin Ltd], jiddikjara li dan [F5D8053] jikkonforma mal-ƫtiƥijiet essenzjali u ma
provvedimenti oƫrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, [Belkin Ltd] nyilatkozom, hogy a [F5D8053] megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ
követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym [Belkin Ltd] oĞwiadcza, Īe [F5D8053] jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami oraz
pozostaáymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.
Português
[Portuguese]
[Belkin Ltd] declara que este [F5D8053] está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
[I Belkin Ltd] izjavlja, da je ta [F5D8053] v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi
doloþili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
[Belkin Ltd] týmto vyhlasuje, že [F5D8053] spĎĖa základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné
ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
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[Belkin Ltd] vakuuttaa täten että [F5D8053] tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten
vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Belkin Ltd] att denna [F5D8053] står I överensstämmelse med de väsentliga
egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir [Belkin Ltd] yfir því að [F5D8053] er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur,
sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Norsk
[Norwegian]
[Belkin Ltd] erklærer herved at utstyret [F5D8053] er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og
øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
http://www.belkin.com/doc/
Hereby, [Belkin Ltd], declares that this product [F5D8053] is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Suomi
[Finnish]
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How state law relates to the warranty.
Belkin reserves the right to review the damaged Belkin product. All costs
of shipping the Belkin product to Belkin for inspection shall be borne
solely by the purchaser. If Belkin determines, in its sole discretion, that
it is impractical to ship the damaged equipment to Belkin, Belkin may
designate, in its sole discretion, an equipment repair facility to inspect
and estimate the cost to repair such equipment. The cost, if any, of
shipping the equipment to and from such repair facility and of such
estimate shall be borne solely by the purchaser. Damaged equipment
must remain available for inspection until the claim is finalized. Whenever
claims are settled, Belkin reserves the right to be subrogated under any
existing insurance policies the purchaser may have.
THIS WARRANTY CONTAINS THE SOLE WARRANTY OF BELKIN.
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR, EXCEPT AS
REQUIRED BY LAW, IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OR CONDITION OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IF ANY,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BELKIN BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES SUCH
AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST BUSINESS OR PROFITS ARISING OUT
OF THE SALE OR USE OF ANY BELKIN PRODUCT, EVEN IF ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights, which may vary from state to state. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or other
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
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