Cables to Go 29570 Switch User Manual

USER GUIDE
WIRELESS USB HUB AND ADAPTER KIT/
WIRELESS USB DEVICE ADAPTER KIT
Model: 29570 (4-port Hub) /29571 (1-port Device Adapter)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.................................................................................................................................................2
Features......................................................................................................................................................3
System Requirements.................................................................................................................................4
Package Contents.......................................................................................................................................5
Device Overview
Wireless USB Adapter.......................................................................................................................6
Wireless USB Hub.............................................................................................................................7
Wireless USB Device Adapter...........................................................................................................8
Software/Device Installation........................................................................................................................9
Using the Wireless USB Kit.......................................................................................................................16
Technical Specifications............................................................................................................................21
Cables To Go One Year Warranty............................................................................................................22
Important Safety Information.....................................................................................................................23
FCC Statement.........................................................................................................................................24
Appendix
Cable association with other devices...............................................................................................25
Cable Association Procedure...........................................................................................................26
Pin Association Procedure...............................................................................................................28
Pin Change Procedure.....................................................................................................................30
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the TruLink™ Wireless USB Hub and Adapter Kit. This product utilizes the
latest in wireless technology, so you can connect USB enabled devices such as printers, external hard
drives, and digital cameras up to 30 feet away. With a highly secure connection you can use this
product in settings such as corporate offices, classrooms, or in your home office/entertainment system.
We recommend that you read this manual thoroughly and retain for future reference.
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FEATURES
™ Full support for printers, scanners, cameras, MP3 players, external hard drives, and other USB
peripherals
™ Access and device-sharing support for as many as three associated computers
™ Certified by the USB-IF, guaranteeing connectivity with all Certified Wireless USB™ products
™ Based on Ultra Wide Band technology, providing speedy data transfer and low power consumption
™ Convenient plug-and-play connectivity, with simple software installation and setup
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
™ Microsoft® Windows® XP or Microsoft® Vista® 32-bit
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PACKAGE CONTENTS
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Wireless USB Host Adapter for your computer
Wireless USB Hub for your USB devices
Two (2) Dipole Antennas (for USB Adapter and USB Hub)
3ft USB A Male/Mini-B Male Cable
USB Extender with Cradle
One (1) Power Adapter
User Manual
Quick Start Guide
Driver CD
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DEVICE OVERVIEW
WIRELESS USB HOST ADAPTER
1. Link: Data Connection Indicator
• LED is solid when transfer device is connected
• LED blinks when data is being transferred
2. PWR: Power
• LED is solid when powered by the PC
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DEVICE OVERVIEW
WIRELESS USB HUB (4-PORT)-29570
1. PWR: Power Indicator
• LED is solid when power is applied
2. 1-2-3-4: USB Status Indicator
• Illuminated number/symbol indicates the USB port/s that is currently synced with a USB enabled
device
3. PWR plug
• Power adapter socket
4. USB (mini-B) port
• In wireless mode, this connector is used for cable association
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• In wired mode, this connector is used for wired operation
5. USB A ports (4)
• Plug in USB enabled devices
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6. WIRELESS/WIRED switch
• Choose from wired or wireless mode by using this switch.
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DEVICE OVERVIEW
WIRELESS USB DEVICE ADAPTER (1-PORT)-29571
1. PWR: Power Indicator
• LED is solid when power is applied.
2. PWR plug
• Power adapter socket
3. USB A port
• Connect a USB enabled device
4. USB (mini-B) connector
• In wireless mode, this connector is used for cable
association
• In wired mode, this connector is used for wired
operation
5. WIRELESS/WIRED switch
• Choose from wired or wireless mode by using this
switch.
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SOFTWARE/DEVICE INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT NOTE:
• If installing on Windows XP, Service Pack 2 (SP2) is required. Verify that this has been
installed before installing the Wireless USB Hub and Adapter Kit software.
• Before installing the software, make sure that the Wireless USB Host Adapter and
Wireless USB Hub Adapter are not connected to the computer, and the Wireless USB Hub
Adapter is not powered.
Step 1-Installing the software
Insert the CD provided and the one of the screens below will appear (depending on which kit you
purchased). Select the “Software Installation” from the menu.
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SOFTWARE/DEVICE INSTALLATION
This will take you to the TruLink Wireless USB Kit InstallShield Wizard.
Click “Next” to go to proceed with the install.
Read and accept the Wireless USB Kit software License
Agreement by clicking “Yes”.
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SOFTWARE/DEVICE INSTALLATION
After the software installs your installation is complete
and you can hit the “Finish” button to exit the wizard.
Important: reboot/restart if prompted.
Step 2-Driver Installation for the Wireless USB Host Adapter
1. Open the Wireless USB Manager by double-clicking the icon on the icon tray at the bottom of your
desktop.
Figure: TruLink Wireless USB Manager
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SOFTWARE/DEVICE INSTALLATION
The Wireless USB Manager will open and instruct you on what to do next.
Figure: Getting Started Screen
2. Make sure the antenna is connected to the Wireless USB Host Adapter.
3. Plug the Wireless USB Host Adapter into any available USB port on your computer. You also have the
option to connect the Wireless USB Host Adapter to the USB Cradle provided in the package if you
need to make the Adapter more mobile.
or
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SOFTWARE/DEVICE INSTALLATION
Windows will automatically install the appropriate Wireless USB Host Adapter drivers and you will get a
Successful Install message pop-up such as the following to let you know it was successful.
Figure: Successful Install Message
In the Wireless USB Manager, the TruLink Hub icon will
appear in grey letting you know it is ready for connection.
Display: All Devices
Figure: Wireless USB Hub Not Connected
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SOFTWARE/DEVICE INSTALLATION
Step 3 – Driver Installation for the Wireless USB Hub
1. Make sure the antenna is connected to the Wireless USB Hub.
2. Plug the supplied power adapter into your Wireless USB Hub.
Windows will automatically install the appropriate Wireless USB Hub drivers and you will get another
Successful Install Message pop-up such as on page 13 verifying successful installation.
On the Devices screen of the Wireless USB Manager,
the TruLink Hub icon will be in color, indicating the
Wireless USB Hub and Adapter Kit is active and ready
to use.
Display: All Devices
Figure: Wireless USB Hub Connected
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SOFTWARE/DEVICE INSTALLATION
You can now connect your USB enabled devices to the Wireless USB Hub (1-port as shown below) just
as you would to your computer. Your devices will follow the same plug and unplug process so you may
need to first eject your USB device from your PC before unplugging it from the Wireless USB Hub if you
need to unplug it for any reason.
When your Wireless USB Hub and Adapter Kit is not in use, you may disconnect the Wireless USB Host
Adapter from your PC if you wish, and connect it back whenever you are ready to use again. Simply
plugging the Wireless USB Host Adapter back in your PC will begin automatic association as long as your
Wireless USB Hub is still powered on.
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USING THE WIRELESS USB KIT
WIRELESS USB MANAGER
The Wireless USB Manager is simple and easy to use interface to manage your Wireless USB devices
and control your Wireless USB Host Adapter settings. The Wireless USB Manager can be accessed via
Wireless USB Manager Icon in the Windows tray (Figure: Wireless USB Manager Icon).
Figure: Wireless USB Manager Icon
To launch the Wireless USB Manager, double click on the
Wireless USB Manager icon. In the main pane, you can find
an icon representing your Wireless USB Host Adapter. If
your Wireless USB Host Adapter is not connected, the icon
will be grayed out (Figure: Wireless USB Hub Not
Connected). If your Wireless USB Host Adapter is
connected and ready to work, the icon will change and show
signal strength (Figure: Wireless USB Hub Connected).
Display: All Devices
Figure: Wireless USB Hub Not Connected
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USING THE WIRELESS USB KIT
The VIEW menu will give the option of what type of devices you wish to display (All Devices, Connected
Devices and Not Connected Devices).
The OPTIONS menu will give the option to launch Host Settings window and turn the Wireless USB Host
Adapter radio on or off.
The HELP menu offers quick help on how to connect devices to your Wireless USB Host Adapter.
Display: All Devices
Figure: Wireless USB Hub Connected
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USING THE WIRELESS USB KIT
To manage the Wireless USB Host Adapter settings, either select “Host Settings” in the “Option” menu of
the Wireless USB Manager application or right click on the Wireless USB Manager icon in the Windows
tray.
GENERAL TAB (Figure: Host Settings – General)
1. Enable this Wireless USB radio: turn on or off the Wireless
USB radio.
2. Host name: Change the name of your Wireless USB Host
Adapter.
3. Cable association connection rules*: Always, Never or Ask
me each time. By default Wireless USB will ask you each
time you cable associate.
*Note that the cable association function is NOT needed to
run your kit. This function will be used if you purchase
additional Wireless USB devices.
Figure: Host Settings - General
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USING THE WIRELESS USB KIT
ADVANCED TAB (Figure: Host Settings – Advanced)
1. Channel selection: this function allows you to set manually
a radio channel for the wireless communication
(combination of Band Group and Channel). For optimal
performance, the automatic setting is recommended.
Figure: Host Settings - Advanced
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USING THE WIRELESS USB KIT
USING YOUR WIRELESS USB HUB IN WIRED MODE
Your Wireless USB Hub can also be used wired mode. Make sure the position of the WIRELESS/WIRED
switch is in the WIRED position. Plug the USB cable between your computer and the Wireless USB Hub.
The function is the same as the wireless mode but data will be transferred through the cable and not use
the Wireless USB Host Adapter.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating System Support
Microsoft XP 32-bit; Microsoft Vista 32-bit
PHY Data Rate
53.3Mbps, 80Mbps, 106.6Mbps, 160Mbps, 200Mbps, 320Mbps,
400Mbps, 480Mbps
Operating Range
Up to 30 feet (10 meters)
Frequency
3.1GHz to 4.8GHz (WiMedia Band Group 1)
Number of Channel
7 channels (3 FFI + 4 TFI)
RF Modulation Type
QPSK/DCM
Interface
USB 2.0
USB Specification
Certified Wireless USB 1.0; USB 2.0
Association Mode
Pre-Association, Cable Association and Pin Association; Stores up to 16
Associated Hosts
Antenna Type
Omni directional
Reset Switch
Used for erasing association history by pressing and holding this button
for 10 seconds
Power Consumption
Wireless USB Host Adapter: 1.2W; Wireless USB Device Adapter: 3.3W
Max Output Power
-41.3 dBm/MHz
Power Adapter
5V, 2A; 100-240VAC
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CABLES TO GO™ WARRANTY STATEMENT
At Cables To Go, we want you to be totally confident in your purchase. That is why we offer a one year
warranty on this device. If you experience problems due to workmanship or material defect for the
duration of this warranty, we will repair or replace this device. To request a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number, contact customer service at 1-800-293-4970 or www.cablestogo.com.
Cables To Go
3555 Kettering Blvd.
Moraine, OH 45439
1-800-826-7904
www.cablestogo.com
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
! Do not plug the unit in any outlet that does not have enough current to allow the device to function. Refer to the
specifications in this manual for power level of the unit.
! Liquid:
If this unit or its corresponding power adapter has had liquid spilled on or in it, do not attempt to use the unit.
Do not attempt to use this product in an outdoor environment as elements such as rain, snow, hail, etc. can damage the
product.
! In case of a storm, it is recommended that you unplug this device from the outlet.
! Avoid placing this product next to objects that produce heat such as portable heaters, space heaters, or heating ducts.
! THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
Do not attempt to open this product and expose the internal circuitry. If you feel that the product is defective, unplug the
unit and refer to the warranty information section of this manual.
©2009.Cables To Go is a trademark of Cables To Go. Microsoft and XP/Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. This product is not endorsed or manufactured by Microsoft
Corporation.
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FCC STATEMENT
This device 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. This device is authorized under 47
CFR 15.519 (the FCC Rules and Regulations). The operation of this device is subject to the following
restriction: This UWB device shall transmit only when it is sending information to an associated receiver.
This UWB device shall cease transmission within 10 seconds unless it receives an acknowledgement
from the associated receiver that its transmission is being received. An acknowledgement of reception
must continue to be received by the transmitting device at least every 10 seconds of operation or the
UWB device must cease transmitting.
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APPENDIX
CABLE ASSOCIATION WITH OTHER DEVICES
ASSOCIATION CONCEPT
In order to establish a secure wireless connection, both the Wireless USB Host Adapter and the Wireless
USB devices must exchange information about each other. This is done via cable or pin association. Note
that your Wireless USB kit has been pre-associated for your convenience and the process described
below has been done for you.
ASSOCIATION PROCESS
If you purchase additional Certified Wireless USB devices, you will have to associate them with your
Wireless USB Host Adapter. Refer to your Wireless USB device documentation for more information on
its settings for association or try contacting the product’s manufacturer for assistance if needed.
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APPENDIX
CABLE ASSOCIATION PROCEDURE
Cable association steps: Examples/Figures shown used with the association of the TruLink Wireless USB
to VGA Adapter
1. Make sure that the Wireless USB Manager is running. Check your Windows tray for the Wireless USB
Manager icon (Figure: Wireless USB Manager).
2. Make sure the WIRELESS/WIRED switch is in the WIRELESS position
3. Power on your Wireless USB Device Adapter (TruLink Wireless USB to VGA Adapter).
4. Connect the USB cable between an available USB port on your computer and your Wireless USB
Device Adapter.
5. Complete cable association by pressing the “Accept Association” button when prompted. (Figure:
Cable Association)
6. Remove the USB cable from your Wireless USB Device Adapter and computer.
Figure: Cable Association
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Associated Wireless USB Device Adapters will appear
as icons in the Wireless USB Manager. When the
Wireless USB Device Adapter is connected to your
computer, the icon will appear in color (Figure: Wireless
VGA Adapter and TruLink Hub Connected).
Display: All Devices
Figure: Wireless VGA Adapter and TruLink Hub Connected
Note: You may rename or delete the Wireless USB Device Adapter by right-clicking the device icon in the
Wireless USB Manager and select “rename” or “delete”.
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APPENDIX
PIN ASSOCIATION PROCEDURE
Pin association steps: Examples/Figures shown used with the association of the TruLink Wireless USB to
VGA Adapter
1. Make sure your Wireless USB Device Adapter is
powered on and your Wireless USB Host Adapter is
connected to your computer. Click the “Discovery
Mode” button (Figure: Discovery Mode Screen).
Figure: Discovery Mode Screen
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2. The Wireless USB Host will search for any available
Wireless VGA Adapter within its range. Note that this
operation can take up to 20 seconds (Figure:
Discovery Mode in Process).
Figure: Discovery Mode in Process
3. Once the Wireless USB Host Adapter and the Wireless
VGA Adapter have exchanged security information, the
following dialog will appear.
Figure: Pin Association Entry
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4. Enter the PIN of the Wireless VGA Adapter (4-digit PIN) and click Accept Association. The Wireless
VGA Adapter and Wireless USB Host Adapter are now associated and ready for operation.
PIN CHANGE PROCEDURE
The default PIN setting for the Wireless USB Hub is “1234”. This section gives you the instructions to
change the PIN to another 4-Digit value.
IMPORTANT: The application used to change the PIN is not supported in Vista 64bit.
1. Make sure your Wireless USB Host Adapters and the Wireless USB Hub Adapter are not connected to
your computer.
2. Open/Launch the application “Pin Update” (C:\Program Files\Wireless USB
Manager\Utility\PINUpdate). The following dialog will appear:
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3. Make sure the WIRELESS/WIRED switch on your Wireless VGA Adapter is in the WIRELESS position
and the power cable is plugged in your Wireless VGA Adapter. Connect the USB cable between your
Wireless VGA Adapter and any available USB port on your computer.
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4. Click Install this driver software anyway.
5. To change pin, click “Change PIN”
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6. Enter a 4-Digit PIN (0-9) and click OK.
7. If your PIN is valid, a Window displaying your new PIN will appear. Press OK. Your PIN has been
successfully changed. IMPORTANT: please exit the Trulink PIN Utility application (Exit button as
shown on figure in step 5) before unplugging the USB cable between your Wireless VGA Adapter and
your PC.
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For more information on this product or to check for updated drivers,
manuals or frequently asked questions please visit our website.
www.cablestogo.com
VER. 2.0.4.28.09
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