Corega WLCBGMO Network Card User Manual

WLCBGMO
MISO Wireless Cardbus Adapter
User Manual
Contents
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1. Preface.............................................................................................................2
1.1 Features....................................................................................2
1.2 Packing Content....................................................................2
1.3 Hardware description..........................................................3
1.4 Installation Steps..................................................................3
2. Software Installation....................................................................................4
2.1 Hardware Installation..........................................................4
2.2 Utility and Driver Installation ..........................................5
2.3 Verify the Hardware Status................................................7
3. Setting TCP/IP..................................................................................................9
4. Setting Wireless Network.........................................................................10
5.Network Security Setting...........................................................................12
5.1 Setting WEP.........................................................................12
5.2 Setting WPA.........................................................................14
《WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK》...........................14
《WPA and WPA2》..............................................15
6. Utility Introduction....................................................................................17
6.1 Site Survey............................................................................17
6.1.1 Add one profile ...........................................18
6.2 Profile......................................................................................19
6.3 Link Status.............................................................................20
6.4 Statistics.................................................................................21
6.5 Advanced settings............................................................21
6.6 IP Information.....................................................................23
6.7 About tab..............................................................................23
7. FAQ................................................................................................................ 24
8. Specification............................................................................................... 27
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Preface
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corega CG-WLCBGMO MISO Wireless Cardbus Adapter, compliance with IEEE802.11b/g standards. Its internal MIMO XR
technology can improve transmit frequency and increase signal
coverage area six times farther then general 802.11g standard
products. Moreover, it supports TX-Burst technology, and can
effectivly improve transmit speed. It also spends less power from
laptop. In sum, these outstanding features make CG-WLCBGMO
a great companion for no Centrino laptop users.
1.1 Features
• Compliance with IEEE802.11b/g standard.
• Internal MIMO XR technology, improve the wireless coverage area up to 375M. Its coverage area radius is six times farther then general 802.11g standard
products.(Environmental factors may adversely affect
wireless signal range).
• Internal 2 antennas, support TX-Burst technology, effectivly
improve transmit speed.
• Supports WEP(64/128 bits), WPA, WPA2, and 802.1 network
security modes.
• Supports roaming function, can automatically search for
stronger signal wireless AP.
• Laptop friendly cardbus design
• Supports power save mode, spending less power.
1.2 Package Content
Before installation, please make sure the packing content is
completed. If there is something loss please contact your local
distributor.
- MISO Wireless Cardbus Adapter
- CD-ROM
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- User Manual
1.3 Hardware description
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1. Link LED
ON: network connected.
OFF: network disconnected.
2. Act LED
Indicates the connection status
Blink: transmitting or receiving
data
OFF: not transmitting or receiving
data
1.4 Installation Steps
Please confirm the following steps before installing the product.
Plug the product into the Cardbus slot  Put the Driver CD 
Install the utility program and the driver  Confirm the Device
status of the product Set up TCP/IP  Open the Utility
Program  Setup the Wireless Network  Enable the security
function  Setup the advanced functions  Start to use the
product.
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2.1 Hardware Installation
Please plug corega WLCBGMO into the Cardbus slot of the laptop. After you plug it in, please install the software and driver.
When the following pages appear, please click [cancel].
<Windows XP>
<Windows 2000>
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2.2 Utility and Driver Installation
1. Put Driver CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Please select [English]
3. Click [Install Software]
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4. The [corega Wireless Adapter Setup] page.
5. Click [Continue Anyway].
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6. Click [Finish] to finish setup.
2.3 Verify the Hardware Status
1. Open [Control Panel]=>Double-click [System].
2. Select [Hardware] tab=>Click [Device Manager].
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3. Select and double-click [CG-WLCBGMO].
4. Verify the device status of CG-WLCBGMO is [This device is
working properly]->Click [OK] to close this page.
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Setting TCP/IP
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1. Enter [Start Menu]=>select [Control panel]=>select [Network].
2. Right-click [Local Area Connections] icon=>select [properties]。
3. Select [Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)]=>Click [Properties].
4. Select the [General] tab.
a. If your Wireless Router has [DHCP] function, please select
both [Obtain an IP address automatically] and [Obtain DNS
server address automatically].
b. If the router does not support [DHCP] function, you have to
configure the IP and DNS settings.
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Setting Wireless Network
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User can use corega Wireless Utility to configure wireless network. After finishing configuration, please check if the connection works.
Please confirm that user’s computer is in the wireless radio wave
range. If the computer is out of the radio range, the setup will
not be seccessful.
After user installed CG-WLCBGMO and corega Wireless Utility,
CG-WLCBGMO will automatically link with the AP/Router. If the
connection is successful, the following message will appear .
1. Click the
icon in the system tray to open the Utility. If there
is no such icon, enter [Start]->click[Program]->select[CGWLCBGMO]->click[corega Wireless Utility] and the icon will
appear.
2. The availibale APs are displayed in the [Site Survey] tab. If there
is no AP in dialog box, please press [Rescan] .
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3. To make connection, select one AP/SSID (eg:corega) and
click [Conncet]. When the connection works, [Connected]
will appear in the left button of this tab and the
icon
appears in front of the linked AP. When the connection
failed,[Disconnected] will appear.
If the AP has set up the encryption, please setup the the same
keys on CG-WLCBGMO (refer to chapter 5) before you click
[OK].
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Network Security Setting
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If your AP/Router have setted network security function, your
cardbus needs to have the same security setting. The details
of network security setting are described below. Please open
corega Wireless Utility before you start to setup network security:
Double click the
icon in the system tray to open the Utility
page. If there is no wireless icon, please click [start Menu]->select [Programs]->click [CG-WLCBGMO]->click [corega Wireless
Utility], and the wireless icon will appear.
5.1 Setting WEP
1. If your AP has [WEP] authentication(eg:corega ), press [Connect].
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2. Please follow the instructions:
a. [Authentication Type]: indicates the authentication type of
the AP/Router. Please confirm the setting of the AP/Router.
*[Open]: WEP open system is based on request and grant. It is
essentially no authentication.
*[Shared]: WEP shared key is based on request, challenge, challenge
response, grant/deny.
b. Select [WEP] in [Encryption].
c. [Hex]/[ASCII]: It will be auto selected -> Enter AP encryption
keys in the box Key1~Key4.
d. Select the current AP encryption keys from Key1~Key4.
e. Press [OK] to finish setting.
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5.2 Setting WPA
WPA encryption type can be divided into WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK,
WPA(or called WPA-EAP), and WPA2(or called WPA2-EAP). All
settings should correspond to the settings of the current connected wireless network.
《WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK》
1. Select an AP with [WPA-PSK] or [WAP2-PSK] authentication
and press [Connect]. Here we use corega A for example. Thus
the following settings must correspond with corega A.
2. Setting the [Authentication and Security] Page:
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a. Authentication Type: Select [WPA-PSK] .
b. Encryption: Select [TKIP] or [AES].(Same as AP)
c. Enter the password in [WAP Preshared Key] box and click
[OK].
《WPA and WPA2》
1. Select an AP with [WPA] or [WAP2] authentication and press
[Connect]. Here we use corega A02 for example. Thus the following settings must correspond with corega A02.
2. Setting the [Authentication and Security] Page:
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a. Authentication Type: select [WPA].
b. Encryption: select [TKIP] or [AES](Same as AP)
c. If the AP/router has [802.1x Setting] function, click it for
advance setting. Please consult your MIS for details.
d. Click [OK] to finish setting.
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Utility introduction
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Chapter 6 will briefly introduce the sections in the setup utility.
6.1 Site Survey
1. The discription of these sections
• SSID : Name of AP (or called ESSID).
• BSSID : Mac Address of AP
• Signal : Signal strength of AP
• Channel : AP used channel
• Encryption : what encrypted mechanism does AP used
• Authentication : What authentication mechanism does AP
used.
• Network Type : What Network Type does the AP belong to.
Generally it is [infrastruture].
2. Available WLAN list.The
icon means currently connecting.
3. [Connected] means connection ok. [Disconnected] means
connection failed.
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4. Click [Rescan] to rescan and upgrade all the AP’s information
in time
5. Click [Connect] to start connecting the selected AP.
6. Save the selected AP’s information to profile. For more details,
please refer to 6.1.1.
6.1.1 Add one profile
1. Select one AP in the SSID column, eg: corega0205=>Click [Add
to Profile]
2. Setting items in the [configuration] tab:
• Profile Name: Enter the connected AP profile, eg: PROF1.
• SSID: Click the drop-down menu and select one AP. You can
also enter the AP manually.
• PSM: When CAM is selected, indicats that the product is not
in power saving status. When PSM is selected, the product
is in power saving status. (Only select it under Infrastructure
nettype).
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mend you to select [Infrastructure].
• Transmit power: the amount of power used by a radio transceiver to send the signal out. User can choose power value
by sliding the bar.
• [RTS Threshold] and [Fragment Threshold] : We recommend
you to use the default value. User can adjust threshold numbers by sliding the bars or key in the values directly.
3. Click [OK] and the setted AP will appear in the [Profile] tab.
6.2 Profile
• [Add]: Click [Add] to add a new profile.
• [Delete]: to delete a profile, select one profile name and click
[Delete].
• [Edit]:to edit the setting of a profile, select the profile and
click [Edit].
• [Activate]: to activate the selected profile, select the profile
and click [Activate].
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6.3 Link Status
This tab displays the information of the link status.
• Status: Displays the linked AP name and Mac address. When
[Disconnect] appears in this box, the connection is failed.
• Extra Info: link status and strength.
• Channel:Current channel in use.
• Link Speed: Show current transmit rate and receive rate.
• Throughout: Display transmits and receive throughput value.
• Link Quality: Display connection quality based on signal
strength and TX/RX packet error rate.
• Signal Strength: Receive signal strength, user can choose to
display as percentage or dBm format
• Noise Level: Display noise signal strength.
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6.4 Statistics
Statistics page displays the detail counter information.
• Transmit Statistics: Statistic of transmitted frames .
• Receive Statistics: Statistic of received frames.
• [Reset Counters]: Click [Reset Counter] to zero the statistic
numbers of transmitting and receiving data.
6.5 Advanced settings
The advanced setting sections are shown as follows.
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• Wireless mode: Select wireless network mode(speed)
- 802.11b/g mixed: Automatically detect 11b or 11g
- 802.11b only: Frequency only 11b
- 802.11g only: Frequency only 11g
• 11b/g Protection: In order to keep the connention stable,
please select [Auto] to automatically confirm which mode
the wireless network is in.
• TX Rate: Manually force the Transmit using selected rate.
Please accept the default setting.
• Tx-Burst: Ralink’s proprietary frame burst mode. When it is
checked, transmit throughput will be improved.(Only work
when AP support this function. eg: coreag WLBARGMO)
- Enable TCP Window Size: Extend the Window size of
TCP.(When checked, the recieve speed will improve.)
- Fast Roaming at ___ dBm: It will enter romaing mode when
dBm reaches a level.
• CCX2.0: Open CCX(supports Cisco Compatible Extensions
function). Check it when AP supports Cisco.
- LEAP turn on CCKM: Open CCKM fuction (Cisco Key Management).
- Enable Radio Measurements:Open the function of CCK
Monitor AP Channel.
- Non-Serving Channel Measurements... : Select and start to
moniter if wireless channel is non-serving.
• Radio Off: Disable wireless radio wave.
• [Apply] : Click this when finish the settings.
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6.6 IP Information
The MAC Address and the IP information are displayed in this
tab. Click[Release] to release IP address, click [Renew] to renew IP
information.
6.7 About
The About tab displays the information of the utility version and
the driver version.
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FAQ
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There are 2 ways for solving your problems if WLCBGMO can’t
connect to Internet as below:
(1) First, please see following “FAQ” to check your problem.
(2) Please go to http://www.corega-asia.com to download the
latest driver.
(3)Please go to http://www.corega-asia.com, then click
“Supports”=>select “Online Customer Support”, => fill in the
form, =>click “submit”. We’ll reply you as soon as possible.
• Product name: e.g.) WLCBGMO
• Firmware version: access the management program to check.
• Your ISP service name.
• Windows system: e.g.) Windows98/2000/XP and so on.
• WEB browser(Version): e.g.) IE5.0/5.5/6.0 and so on.
• Network adapter manufacturer and its driver version.
• Connection way: fixed IP, dynamic IP or PPPoE dial-up connection.
• What are your problem and situation: e.g.) unable to internet.
• What is the error message or picture?
Q1.What should I do when it’s not able to connect to the Internet?
A: Please make sure if the below processes are complete or not.
(1) Vertify the product is installed.
(2) Vertify the driver and the software are configured.
(3) Vertify the network setting is correct.
(4) Vertify the security setting is correct.
(5) Vertify the ESSID setting of AP router correspond to that of
WLCBGMO.
(6) Vertify the channel if under Ad-Hoc mode.
(7) Vertify the wireless Standard of AP is the same as WLCBGMO.
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Q2.How to keep the network connection quality well?
A:
(1) Put the AP nearer.
(2) Remove barriers between AP and laptop.
(3) Do not place AP on a metal shelf.
(4) Please keep away from microwave, 2.4GHz cordless phone,
and medical equipment.
(5) Change the direction of your laptop or AP.
Q3. What should I do when I can not find other computers in [My
Network Places]?
A: To solve this problem, please open [My Network Places] and
make sure all computers have the same settings in the network name.
Q4.What should I do when there is troubleshooting Informationthe of network adapter?
A: The below symbols indicates that your product installation
has failed. Please remove the driver and utility of WLCBGMO
and configure the product again.
*Displays [Other devices] in the hardware tree with a black
exclamation point “!” on a yellow field and a yellow question
mark “?” symbol.
*The network adapter is not listed in the hardware tree of the
[device Manager] page under [My Computer].
*Displays two or more product name.
【How to solve this problem】:
(1) Right-click on the [Network controller] under [Other devices] and select [Uninstall].
(2) When confirm delete message appears,click [OK].
(3) Follow the manual to install the product again.
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Q5. What should I do when the network adapter icon appears a
[x] symbol in the [Device Manager] page:
A: When there is a [x] on the icon, the product is disable. To
solve this problem, please follow the instructions below:
■ Windows XP
Open [Control Panel]=>Double-click [System]=>Select
[Hardware] tab=>Click [Device Manager]=>Right-click [CGWLCBGMO]=>select [enable]
Q6. How to get the latest driver and Utility?
A: Please go to http://www.corega-asia.com, then click
supports=>download =>select “driver” or “Utility”, =>select
and click the model which you want to upgrade.
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Secification
Compliance
Standard
LAN Interface
Protocol
Transmission
Method
Network Type
IEEE802.11, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g
Frequency Band/
Channel
Transmission Rate
IEEE802.11b/g: 2.412GHz~2.472GHz
Transmitter
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32bit CardBus
CSMA/CA
DS-SS, OFDM
Infrastructure/802.11 Ad-Hoc
IEEE802.11b: 11/5.5/2/1Mbps
IEEE802.11g: 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps
18.98dBm@11b, 16.38dBm@11g
IEEE802.11b: Indoors 150M, Outdoors 375M(MIMO
XR Function Enable Range)
IEEE802.11g(@54Mbps): Indoors 30M, Outdoors 40M
* Environmental factors may adversely affect wireless signal range
Security
WEP(64/128 bits), WPA-EAP (802.1x) / WPA2-EAP
(802.1x)/WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Antenna Type
Planar Inverted F Antenna
Antenna Gain
3.48dBi
Support OS
Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP
Power Consumption 1.22W
Environmental Requirements
Operating
Temperature: 0˚C~40˚C Humidity: <90% (non-condensing)
Storage
Temperature: -20˚C~60˚C Humidity: <95% (noncondensing)
Physical Specifications
Dimension
54(W) x 9(D) x 117(H) mm
Weight
50 g (main unit)
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