Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Product Overview....................................................4
Package Contents............................................................... 4
System Requirements........................................................ 4
Introduction........................................................................ 5
Features.............................................................................. 6
Hardware Overview............................................................ 7
Installation............................................................8
Getting Started................................................................... 8
Remove Existing Installations...................................... 8
Disable Other Wireless Adapters.................................. 9
Wireless Installation Considerations................................. 11
Software Installation......................................................... 12
Windows Vista™ Installation....................................... 13
Push Button Configuration (PBC).............................. 16
Windows® XP Installation.......................................... 19
Push Button Configuration (PBC).............................. 21
Configuration....................................................... 24
D-Link Wireless Connection Manager.............................. 24
Windows Vista........................................................... 25
Wireless Networks................................................. 25
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)................................. 26
Personal Identification Number (PIN).................... 27
My Wireless Networks........................................... 29
Add Profile............................................................. 30
Modify Profile........................................................ 31
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Support.................................................................. 32
About..................................................................... 33
Windows® XP............................................................. 34
Wireless Networks................................................. 34
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)................................. 35
Personal Identification Number (PIN).................... 36
My Wireless Networks........................................... 38
Add Profile............................................................. 39
Modify Profile........................................................ 40
Support.................................................................. 41
About..................................................................... 42
Connect to a Wireless Network.................................. 43
Using Vista™..................................................................... 43
Connect to a Wireless Network.................................. 45
Using Windows® XP......................................................... 45
Disabling The Windows® XP Utility............................ 46
Wireless Security.................................................. 48
What is WPA?................................................................... 49
Configure WPA/WPA2 Passphrase................................... 50
Using the D-Link Utility.............................................. 50
Using the Windows Vista™ Utility............................... 52
Using the Windows® XP Utility.................................. 54
Configure WPA/WPA2...................................................... 56
Using the D-Link Utility.............................................. 56
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Configure 802.1x.............................................................. 58
Using the D-Link Utility.............................................. 58
Troubleshooting.................................................... 60
Wireless Basics.................................................... 65
Wireless Modes.................................................... 69
Networking Basics................................................. 70
Check your IP address...................................................... 70
Windows® XP/2000 Users......................................... 70
Windows Vista™ Users............................................... 70
Statically Assign an IP address......................................... 71
Windows® XP/2000 Users......................................... 71
Windows Vista™ Users............................................... 72
Technical Specifications.......................................... 73
Contacting Technical Support.................................... 75
Warranty............................................................ 76
Registration........................................................ 81
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Section 1 - Product Overview
Product Overview
Package
Contents
•D-Link WDA-2320 RangeBooster G™ Desktop
Adapter
• Manual and Warranty on CD
• D-Link Wireless Utility on CD
System Requirements
•A desktop computer with an available PCI slot
•Windows® Vista™, XP (Service Pack 2) or 2000 (Service Pack 4)
•300MHz processor and at least 64MB of RAM
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Introduction
The D-Link RangeBooster G™ WDA-2320 is a wireless desktop adapter featuring the latest technology to deliver data transfer rates
up to 108Mbps* in the 2.4GHz frequency. The WDA-2320 also works with 802.11b-compliant devices and when used with other
D-Link RangeBooster G™ products delivers throughput speeds capable of handling heavy data payloads including real-time MPEG
video streaming. Plus, the WDA-2320 also includes a configuration utility to discover available wireless networks and create and
save detailed connectivity profiles for those networks most often accessed.
The D-Link RangeBooster G™ WDA-2320 is a powerful 32-bit desktop adapter that installs quickly and easily into desktop computers.
Like all D-Link wireless adapters, the WDA-2320 can be used in infrastructure mode to connect with a wireless access point or router
for access to the Internet in your office or home network.
The WDA-2320 features robust security to help protect the wireless network from intruders, complying with the latest wireless
networking security protocols, including WEP encryption and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) support for both 802.1x and WPA-PSK.
The products are also capable of supporting the government-grade AES encryption and upcoming 802.11i standards. The WDA2320 also includes a configuration utility to discover available wireless networks and create and save detailed connectivity profiles
for those networks most often accessed.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11b/g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors,
including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely
affect wireless signal range.
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Features
•15 times faster - achieve data transfer speeds up to 108Mbps*; up to 15x faster than conventional 802.11b networks, when
used with other 802.11g devices
•Integrates into existing 802.11b wireless networks - no need to invest in all new devices; the
WDA-2320 is interoperable with existing 802.11b devices to provide a wireless data rate of up to 11Mbps*
•Stronger Security than ever before with WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access authorizes and identifies users based on a
secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval, for example:
• TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol), in conjunction with a RADIUS server, changes the temporal key every 10,000
packets, ensuring greater security
• Pre Shared Key mode means that the home user, without a RADIUS server, will obtain a new security key every time
he or she connects to the network, vastly improving the safety of communications on the network.
• Extra Protection - 802.1x Authentication in conjunction with the RADIUS server verifies the identity of would be
clients
• User-friendly configuration and diagnostic utilities allow you to easily discover available wireless networks and create and
save detailed connectivity profiles
• Utilizes OFDM technology (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing)
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11b/g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors,
including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors may adversely
affect wireless signal range.
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Hardware Overview
LEDs
Link
A steady light indicates a connection to a
wireless network.
A blinking light indicates activity on the
network.
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Installation
This section will walk you through the installation process. If you have a built-in wireless adapter, please disable it in device manager
before installing your D-Link adapter. Also, if you have previously installed another wireless adapter, please make sure any software
is uninstalled.
Getting Started
Before installing your new D-Link wireless adapter, please verify the following:
• Remove any previous installations of wireless adapters
• Disable any built-in wireless adapters
• Verify the settings such as the SSID and security settings of the network(s) you want to connect to
Remove Existing Installations
If you’ve installed a different manufacture’s adapter or a different model D-Link adapter, make sure the software is uninstalled before
installing the new software. Some utilities may cause a conflict with the new software. If you plan to use multiple adapters at different
times, make sure the utilities are not set to load when your computer boots up. Windows® XP users may use the built-in wireless
utility for all adapters.
To remove any old software:
Windows® XP/Vista™ users: Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
Windows® 2000 users: Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
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Disable Other Wireless Adapters
Most newer laptops may include a built-in wireless adapter. To prevent any conflicts with the D-Link wireless adapter, it is recommended
to disable the wireless adapter (as well as any unused Ethernet adapters).
From the desktop, right-click on the My Computer icon and select Properties.
Click the Hardware tab and then click Device Manager. Scroll down the list and
click the + sign to the left of Network Adapters.
Right-click the adapter you would like to disable and select Disable.
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Click Yes to disable the adapter.
The adapter is now disabled. When disabled, a red X will be displayed.
Disabling the adapter will not remove the drivers. If you would like to use
the adapter, simply right-click it and select Enable.
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Wireless Installation Considerations
The D-Link wireless adapter lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating
range of your wireless network. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that
the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range. Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background
RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:
1.Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link adapter and other network devices to a minimum - each
wall or ceiling can reduce your adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number
of walls or ceilings is minimized.
2.Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a
45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters)
thick! Position devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling (instead of at an angle) for
better reception.
3.Building Materials make a difference. A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range.
Try to position access points, wireless routers, and computers so that the signal passes through drywall or open
doorways. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file
cabinets, brick, and concrete will degrade your wireless signal.
4.Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF
noise.
5.If you are using 2.4GHz cordless phones or X-10 (wireless products such as ceiling fans, lights, and home security
systems), your wireless connection may degrade dramatically or drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone
base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone in not in
use.
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Software Installation
Warning: Do NOT install the WDA-2320 Desktop Adapter into your computer before installing the driver software from the D-Link
CD.
Turn on the computer and Insert the D-Link WDA-2320 Driver CD in the CD-ROM drive.
If the CD Autorun function does not automatically start on your computer, go to Start > Run. In the run box type “D:\WDA-2320.
exe” (where D: represents the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive).
Click Install Drivers.
If the CD Autorun function does not automatically start on your
computer, type “D:\Drivers\setup.exe”. If it does start, proceed
to the next screen.
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Windows Vista™ Installation
The InstallShield Wizard window will appear.
Click Next to continue.
By default setup will install to the default location: C:\Program Files\D-Link\WDA-2320,
where C: represents the drive letter of your hard drive. To install to a different location click
Browse and specify the location. Click Next to continue.
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Select the Program Files folder location. Click Next to continue.
WDA-2320 will start configuring your new software installation. This may take few
minutes.
Once the installation is complete, the InstallShield Wizard screen displays.
Click Finish to close the window.
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The Wireless Connection Wizard will now appear.
If you want to manually connect to a wireless network, refer to
page 17. The following instructions will connect you to a wireless network using Wi-Fi
Protected Setup (WPS).
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Push Button Configuration (PBC)
To connect to your network using the WPS push button configuration
method, click the virtual button as shown in the screenshot.
Press the WPS button on your access point or wireless router within 2
minutes to establish connectivity.
When this screen appears, you have successfully connected to your
wireless network. Click Next to complete your setup.
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To manually connect to your wireless network, select Manually connect
to a wireless network and then click Next.
Enter the network name (SSID) manually. If you enter the SSID incorrectly,
you will automatically be brought to the site survey page. Click Scan to
display the site survey page.
Click the Scan button to display a list of wireless networks (site survey).
Click on the network name (SSID) and click Next.
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When this screen appears, you are successfully connected to your wireless
network. Click Next to complete your setup.
Click Finish to continue. If you are prompted to reboot your computer,
select Yes, I want to restart my computer now.
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Windows® XP Installation
The InstallShield Wizard window will appear.
Click Next to continue.
By default setup will install to the default location: C:\Program Files\DLink\WDA-2320, where C: represents the drive letter of your hard drive.
To install to a different location click Browse and specify the location.
Click Next to continue.
Select the Program Files folder location.
Click Next to continue.
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The D-Link configuration wizard will now appear.
If you are using Windows® XP (SP2), you will have the option to use
either the D-Link utility or the built-in Windows® Wireless utility.
Click Next to continue.
The Wireless Connection Wizard will now appear.
If you want to manually connect to a wireless network, refer to page 22.
The following instructions will connect you to a wireless network using
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
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Push Button Configuration (PBC)
To connect to your network using the WPS push button configuration
method, click the virtual button as shown in the screenshot.
Press the WPS button on your access point or wireless router within 2
minutes to establish connectivity.
When this screen appears, you have successfully connected to your
wireless network. Click Next to complete your setup.
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To manually connect to your wireless network, select Manually connect
to a wireless network and then click Next.
Enter the network name (SSID) manually. If you enter the SSID incorrectly,
you will automatically be brought to the site survey page.
Click Next to continue or click Scan to display the site survey page.
Click the Scan button to display a list of wireless networks (site survey).
Click on the network name (SSID) and click Connect.
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If the wireless network you are trying to connect to is using WEP, enter the
WEP key. Click Next to continue.
If the wireless network you are trying to connect to is using WPA-PSK, enter
the WPA-PSK passphrase. Click Next to continue.
Click Finish to continue. If you are prompted to reboot your computer,
select Yes, I want to restart my computer now.
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Configuration
This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless adapter using the D-Link Utility as well as the Windows® XP
Zero Configuration Utility.
D-Link Wireless Connection Manager
The D-Link WDA-2320 uses the Wireless Connection Manager as the management software. The manager provides the user an easy
interface to change any settings related to the wireless adapter. Clicking on the Wireless Connection Manager icon on the desktop
will start the Configuration.
If you are using Windows® Vista™ please skip to page 25 or Windows® XP skip to page 34.
Double-click the Wireless Connection
Manager icon on your desktop.
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Windows Vista
Wireless Networks
The Wireless Networks (Site Survey) page will display all wireless networks that are available in your area. To connect to a network,
simply highlight the wireless network (SSID) and click Connect.
SSID: The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the name of the
wireless network.
MAC: Displays the MAC address of the wireless device.
Signal:
Displays the Link Quality of the wireless connection.
If there is a “lock” icon, this means the wireless
network is secure. You must know the encryption
Security: key/security settings to connect.
Displays the channel of the wireless network.
Channel: Connect to a wireless network using Wi-Fi Protected
Setup. Refer to the next page.
WPS Button:
Rescans for available wireless networks in your
area.
Refresh Button:
Highlight a wireless network and click the Connect button. If the network is secure, a pop-up window will appear. Enter the security information
Connect Button: to connect (refer to the Wireless Security section for more information).
Active Button:
Select a wireless network profile from the drop-down menu and click Active to connect. Allow up to 30 seconds to connect.
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) System is designed for easy setup of
security-enabled Wi-Fi networks. It is recommended to have the access
point or wireless router nearby during setup.
For more information on WPS, visit the Wi-Fi Alliance website at www.
wi-fi.org.
“Push Button Configuration” (PBC) is a virtual button in the utility
that connects you to other WPS-enabled devices. A connection can be
established by clicking on the virtual button, then pushing the physical
button on the access point or wireless router within 120 seconds. Refer
to page 21.
“Personal Identification Number” (PIN) is a unique number generated
randomly by the wireless adapter’s utility. Entering this number in the
utility of the WPS-enabled wireless router or access point connects you
with the intended wireless network. Refer to the next page for more
information.
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Personal Identification Number (PIN)
If you want to connect using the PBC method, refer to page 21. To use
the PIN method, select PIN (Personal Identification Number) and click
Next.
Make sure your access point or wireless router is close by. Write down the
number on the screen. Enter this number in your access point or wireless
router. Please refer to the manufacture’s manual for instructions.
Once you click Next, you will have 2 minutes to enter this number in
your access point or wireless router.
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The adapter will try to establish connectivity to your access point or
wireless router.
When this screen appears, you have successfully established connectivity.
Click Finish to complete your setup.
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My Wireless Networks
The My Wireless Networks page will allow you to create, edit, and delete wireless network profiles. Every time you connect to a
network using the Wireless Networks page, a profile will automatically be created.
New Button: Click New to create a new wireless network profile
(refer to page 30).
Modify: Click Modify to edit a current profile (refer to page
31).
Delete: Click Delete to remove a profile.
Active: Click Activate to use a profile. Allow up to 30 seconds
to connect to the wireless network.
Profile Details: The Profile Details section will display information
about the wireless network such as the network
name (SSID), network type (Infrastructure), and if
the network is secured.
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Add Profile
You may add a new network by clicking the New button from the My Wireless Networks page.
Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile (e.g. Home, Office,
Coffee Shop).
SSID: Enter the SSID of the wireless network.
Network Type: Select the network type. If you are connecting
to a wireless router or access point, select
Infrastructure.
Set Security:
Select the type of security used. Please refer to the
Wireless Security section for more information.
Click OK to save your settings.
OK Button:
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Modify Profile
You may edit an existing profile by clicking the Modify button from the My Wireless Networks page.
Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile (e.g. Home, Office,
Coffee Shop).
SSID: Displays the SSID of the network.
Network Type: Displays the network type.
Set Security: Select the type of security used. Please refer to the
Wireless Security section for more information.
OK Button: Click OK to save your settings.
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Support
If you need help, click the Support button. A pane will appear to the right of the utility which will display information about the
utility.
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About
The About screen gives you information about the Firmware
and Utility Versions of the WDA-2320.
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Windows® XP
Wireless Networks
The Wireless Networks (Site Survey) page will display all wireless networks that are available in your area. To connect to a network,
simply highlight the wireless network (SSID) and click Connect.
SSID: The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the name of the
wireless network.
MAC: Displays the MAC address of the wireless device.
Signal:
Displays the Link Quality of the wireless connection.
If there is a “lock” icon, this means the wireless
network is secure. You must know the encryption
Security: key/security settings to connect.
Displays the channel of the wireless network.
Channel: Connect to a wireless network using Wi-Fi Protected
Setup. Refer to the next page.
WPS Button:
Rescans for available wireless networks in your
area.
Refresh Button:
Highlight a wireless network and click the Connect button. If the network is secure, a pop-up window will appear. Enter the security information
Connect Button: to connect (refer to the Wireless Security section for more information).
Active Button:
Select a wireless network profile from the drop-down menu and click Active to connect. Allow up to 30 seconds to connect.
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) System is designed for easy setup of
security-enabled Wi-Fi networks. It is recommended to have the access
point or wireless router nearby during setup.
For more information on WPS, visit the Wi-Fi Alliance website at
www.wi-fi.org.
“Push Button Configuration” (PBC) is a virtual button in the utility
that connects you to other WPS-enabled devices. A connection can be
established by clicking on the virtual button, then pushing the physical
button on the access point or wireless router within 120 seconds. Refer
to page 21.
“Personal Identification Number” (PIN) is a unique number generated
randomly by the wireless adapter’s utility. Entering this number in the
utility of the WPS-enabled wireless router or access point connects you
with the intended wireless network. Refer to the next page for more
information.
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Personal Identification Number (PIN)
If you want to connect using the PBC method, refer to page 21. To use
the PIN method, select PIN (Personal Identification Number) and click
Next.
Make sure your access point or wireless router is close by. Write down the
number on the screen. Enter this number in your access point or wireless
router. Please refer to the manufacture’s manual for instructions.
Once you click Next, you will have 2 minutes to enter this number in
your access point or wireless router.
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The adapter will try to establish connectivity to your access point or
wireless router.
When this screen appears, you have successfully established connectivity.
Click Finish to complete your setup.
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My Wireless Networks
The My Wireless Networks page will allow you to create, edit, and delete wireless network profiles. Every time you connect to a
network using the Wireless Networks page, a profile will automatically be created.
New Button: Click New to create a new wireless network profile
(refer to page 39).
Modify: Click Modify to edit a current profile (refer to page
40).
Delete: Click Delete to remove a profile.
Active: Click Active to activate a profile. Allow up to 30
seconds to connect to the wireless network.
Profile Details: The Profile Details section will display information
about the wireless network such as the network
name (SSID), network type (Infrastructure), and if
the network is secured.
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Add Profile
You may add a new network by clicking the New button from the My Wireless Networks page.
Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile (e.g. Home, Office,
Coffee Shop).
SSID: Enter the SSID of the wireless network.
Network Type: Select the network type. If you are connecting
to a wireless router or access point, select
Infrastructure.
Set Security:
Select the type of security used. Please refer to the
Wireless Security section for more information.
Click OK to save your settings.
OK Button:
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Modify Profile
You may edit an existing profile by clicking the Modify button from the My Wireless Networks page.
Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile (e.g. Home, Office,
Coffee Shop).
SSID: Displays the SSID of the network.
Network Type: Displays the network type.
Set Security: Select the type of security used. Please refer to the
Wireless Security section for more information.
OK Button:
Click OK to save your settings.
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Support
If you need help, click the Support button. A pane will appear to the right of the utility which will display information about the
utility.
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About
The About screen gives you information about the Firmware
and Utility Versions of the WDA-2320.
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Connect to a Wireless Network
Using Windows Vista™
Windows® Vista™ users may use the built-in wireless utility. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000, please refer
to the user manual of your wireless adapter for help with connecting to a wireless network. Most utilities will have a “site survey”
option similar to the Windows® Vista™ utility as seen below.
If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click on the
center of the bubble to access the utility.
or
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lowerright corner next to the time). Select Connect to a network.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.
Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect
button.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you TCP/
IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics
section in this manual for more information.
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Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your
router and click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless
network. If the connection fails, please verify that the
security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must
be exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Connect to a Wireless Network
Using Windows® XP
Windows® XP users may use the built-in wireless utility (Zero Configuration Utility). The following instructions are for Service Pack
2 users. If you are using another company’s utility or Windows® 2000, please refer to the user manual of your wireless adapter for
help with connecting to a wireless network. Most utilities will have a “site survey” option similar to the Windows® XP utility as seen
below.
If you receive the Wireless Networks Detected bubble, click on the
center of the bubble to access the utility.
or
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray
(lower-right corner next to the time). Select View Available Wireless
Networks.
The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area.
Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect
button.
If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, check you TCP/
IP settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics
section in this manual for more information.
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Disabling The Windows® XP Utility
If you want to use the D-Link wireless utility you must disable the Windows® XP wireless utility.
Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray
(lower-right corner next to the time). Select View Available Wireless
Networks.
In the Choose a Wireless Network window click Change Advanced
Settings on the left side below Related Tasks.
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In the Wireless Network Connection Properties window,
uncheck Use Windows® to configure my wireless network settings
and then click OK.
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Wireless Security
This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The
WDA-2320 offers the following types of security:
• WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access)
• 802.1x (RADIUS)
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• WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
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What is WPA?
WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent
Privacy).
The 2 major improvements over WEP:
• Improved data encryption through the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP). TKIP scrambles the keys using a
hashing algorithm and, by adding an integrity-checking feature, ensures that the keys haven’t been tampered with.
WPA2 is based on 802.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard instead of TKIP.
• User authentication, which is generally missing in WEP, through the extensible authentication protocol (EAP). WEP
regulates access to a wireless network based on a computer’s hardware-specific MAC address, which is relatively
simple to be sniffed out and stolen. EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that only
authorized network users can access the network.
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK uses a passphrase or key to authenticate your wireless connection. The key is an alpha-numeric password
between 8 and 63 characters long. The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. This key must be the exact same key
entered on your wireless router or access point.
WPA/WPA2 incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). EAP is built on a more secure
public key encryption system to ensure that only authorized network users can access the network.
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Configure WPA/WPA2 Passphrase
Using the D-Link Utility
It is recommended to enable WPA-PSK on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are
joining an existing network, you will need to know the WPA-PSK passphrase being used.
1. Open the Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the
D-Link icon on your desktop.
2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to
and click Connect. If the network is using WPA-PSK, the screen (as
shown to the bottom-right) will appear.
3. Enter the WPA-PSK passphrase exactly as it is on your wireless router
or access point. Click the Show text in the password field box to see
the passphrase. Unchecking it will hide it.
4. Click OK to connect to the network. Allow up to 30 seconds to
connect.
If you would like to create a new network and enter the WPA-PSK settings,
refer to the next page.
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It is recommended to enable WPA-PSK on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. Make sure
you enter the passphrase exactly the same on all wireless devices.
1.Open the Wireless Utility by double-clicking on the D-Link icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Click on New
to create a new profile or highlight an existing profile and click Modify.
2.Select WPA/WPA2 Passphrase under Set Security Option.
3.Select TKIP or AES.
4. Enter the passphrase exactly as it is on your wireless router or access point.
5. Click OK to connect to the network. Allow up to 30 seconds to connect.
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Configure WPA/WPA2 Passphrase
Using the Windows® Vista Utility
It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless
adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key or passphrase being used.
1.Open the Windows® Vista™ Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the
wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner of
screen). Select Connect to a network.
2.Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to
connect to and click Connect.
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3.Enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router and click
Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection
fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase
must be exactly the same as on the wireless router.
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Configure WPA/WPA2 Passphrase
Using the Windows® XP Utility
It is recommended to enable WPA-PSK on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are
joining an existing network, you will need to know the WPA-PSK key being used.
1. Open the Windows ® XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking
on the wireless computer icon in your system tray
(lower-right corner of screen). Select View Available Wireless
Networks.
2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect
to and click Connect.
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3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. Enter the
WPA-PSK passphrase and click Connect.
It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the
connection fails, please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct.
The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless
router or access point.
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Configure WPA/WPA2
Using the D-Link Utility
WPA and WPA2 are for advanced users who are familiar with using a RADIUS server and setting up certificates.
1. Open the Wireless Utility by double-clicking on the D-Link icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Click on New
to create a new profile or highlight an existing profile and click Modify.
2. Select WPA/WPA2 (XP) or WPA/WPA2-EAP (Vista) under Set Security Option and then select TKIP or AES.
3. Click on Advanced Config to continue.
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4. Next to EAP Type, select EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, or PEAP. Extensible Authentication Protocols allow devices on the network to
request authentication from the RADIUS server in the network. All the devices on the network must use the same EAP type when
using a RADIUS server for authentication. Some RADIUS servers require that the Validate Server field be selected. Check this
field if your RADIUS server requires validation.
5. Select an User Certificate from the drop-down menu.
6. Enter the login information required to authenticate.
7. Click Add to enter the IP address(es) of your RADIUS servers.
8. Click OK to save your settings.
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Configure 802.1x
Using the D-Link Utility
802.1x is for advanced users who are familiar with using a RADIUS server and setting up certificates.
1. Open the Wireless Utility by double-clicking on the D-Link icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Click on New
to create a new profile or highlight an existing profile and click Modify.
2. Select 802.1x under Set Security Option.
3. Click on Advanced Config to continue.
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4. Next to EAP Type, select EAP-TLS, LEAP, EAP-TTLS, or PEAP. Extensible Authentication Protocols allow devices on the network
to request authentication from the RADIUS server in the network. All the devices on the network must use the same EAP type
when using a RADIUS server for authentication. Some RADIUS servers require that the Validate Server field be selected. Check
this field if your RADIUS server requires validation.
5. Select an User Certificate from the drop-down menu.
6. Enter the login information required to authenticate.
7. Click Add to enter the IP address(es) of your RADIUS servers.
8. Click OK to save your settings.
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Section 5 - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the WDA-2320. Read the following
descriptions if you are having problems.
1. How do I know if my adapter is installed properly?
Windows Vista™ users - Open the Start menu, right-click on
Computer and select Manage. Click on Device Manager in
the left-hand side.
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and select Properties. Select the Hardware Tab and then click
Device Manager.
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Click the + sign next to Network Adapters. Right-click on D-Link WDA2320 Cardbus Adapter.
Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly.
Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly.
Click OK to continue.
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2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router.
• Make sure that the SSID on the WDA-2320 desktop adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or
wireless router.
• Move the WDA-2320 and Access Point or Wireless router into the same room and then test the wireless
connection.
• Disable all security settings. (WEP, MAC Address Control, AES)
• Make sure that the Radio is not locked down to a different frequency
• Turn off your Access Point and the computer with the WDA-2320. Turn on the Access Point, and then turn on the
computer with the WDA-2320.
• Refresh the WDA-2320 Utility
3. The WDA-2320 Power and Link lights are not on.
• Check to see if the WDA-2320 desktop adapter is firmly inserted into the PCI slot of your laptop computer.
4. I forgot my encryption key.
• Reset the Access Point to its factory default settings and restore the WDA-2320 Wireless Desktop Adapter to the factory
default settings. (The default settings are listed in the Using the Configuration Utility section in this manual.)
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5. The computer does not recognize the WDA-2320 Wireless Adapter.
• Make sure that the WDA-2320 Wireless Adapter is properly seated in the computer’s PCI slot.
• If Windows does not detect the hardware upon insertion of the adapter, make sure to completely remove drivers that
were previously loaded. To remove the drivers, do the following:
A. Under Tools > select Folder Options… > select View > under Hidden files and folders > select Show hidden files
and folders.
B. Uncheck Hide extension for known file types > click on Apply
C. Search for previously loaded driver files. Remove these files from the INF and SYSTEM (DRIVERS) folders in the
Windows directory. Note: Windows XP and Windows 2000 will rename .inf files that have not received WHQL
certification into oem.inf files (e.g., oem1.inf.)
6. The computer with the WDA-2320 installed is unable to connect to the wireless network and/or the Internet.
• Check that the LED indicators for the broadband modem are indicating normal activity. If not, there
may be a problem with the broadband connection.
• Check that the LED indicators on the wireless router are functioning properly. If not, check that the
AC power and Ethernet cables are firmly connected.
• Check that the IP Address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings are correctly entered for the
network.
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• In Infrastructure mode, make sure the same Service Set Identifier (SSID) is specified on the
settings for the wireless clients and access points. The SSID factory default setting for D-Link
products is default.
• Check that the Network Connection for the wireless client is configured properly. Select AP
(Infrastructure) when connecting to an access point. Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click on
Configuration to
change the settings for the wireless adapter.
• If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys are entered on both the WDA-2320
and the access point. Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click Encryption. Check
to see that the key selected is set to the same key as other devices on the network.
7. How can I troubleshoot distance issues using the WDA-2320?
• Move the WDA-2320 and Access Point or Wireless router into the same room and then test the
wireless connection.
• Change the channel of the Access Point.
• Move devices within the line of sight.
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Appendix A - Wireless Basics
Wireless Basics
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity
within your home, business or public access wireless networks. Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family
of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom
that wireless networking delivers.
A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of
wires. Wireless LANs are used increasingly in both home and office environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops
and universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to work and communicate more efficiently. Increased
mobility and the absence of cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network. Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop
systems support the same protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.
Under many circumstances, it may be desirable for mobile network devices to link to a conventional Ethernet LAN in order to use
servers, printers or an Internet connection supplied through the wired LAN. A Wireless Router is a device used to provide this
link.
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What is Wireless?
Wireless or Wi-Fi technology is another way of connecting your computer to the network without using wires. Wi-Fi uses radio
frequency to connect wirelessly, so you have the freedom to connect computers anywhere in your home or office network.
Why D-Link Wireless?
D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products.
D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.
How does wireless work?
Wireless works similar to how cordless phone work, through radio signals to transmit data from one point A to point B. But wireless
technology has restrictions as to how you can access the network. You must be within the wireless network range area to be able
to connect your computer. There are two different types of wireless networks Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), and Wireless
Personal Area Network (WPAN).
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
In a wireless local area network, a device called an Access Point (AP) connects computers to the network. The access point has a
small antenna attached to it, which allows it to transmit data back and forth over radio signals. With an indoor access point as seen
in the picture, the signal can travel up to 300 feet. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve
places like manufacturing plants, industrial locations, college and high school campuses, airports, golf courses, and many other
outdoor venues.
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Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN)
Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. Bluetooth devices in WPAN operate in a range up to 30 feet
away.
Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN, but in return it doesn’t use nearly as much
power which makes it ideal for personal devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, headphones, laptops, speakers, and other devices
that operate on batteries.
Who uses wireless?
Wireless technology as become so popular in recent years that almost everyone is using it, whether it’s for home, office, business,
D-Link has a wireless solution for it.
Home
• Gives everyone at home broadband access
• Surf the web, check email, instant message, and etc
• Gets rid of the cables around the house
• Simple and easy to use
Small Office and Home Office
•Stay on top of everything at home as you would at office
• Remotely access your office network from home
• Share Internet connection and printer with multiple computers
• No need to dedicate office space
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Where is wireless used?
Wireless technology is expanding everywhere not just at home or office. People like the freedom of mobility and it’s becoming so
popular that more and more public facilities now provide wireless access to attract people. The wireless connection in public places
is usually called “hotspots”.
Using a D-Link wireless desktop adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations
like: Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.
Wireless network is easy to setup, but if you’re installing it for the first time it could be quite a task not knowing where to start. That’s
why we’ve put together a few setup steps and tips to help you through the process of setting up a wireless network.
Tips
Here are a few things to keep in mind, when you install a wireless network.
Centralize your router or Access Point
Make sure you place the router/access point in a centralized location within your network for the best performance. Try to place the
router/access point as high as possible in the room, so the signal gets dispersed throughout your home. If you have a two-story
home, you may need a repeater to boost the signal to extend the range.
Eliminate Interference
Place home appliances such as cordless telephones, microwaves, and televisions as far away as possible from the router/access
point. This would significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on same frequency.
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Security
Don’t let you next-door neighbors or intruders connect to your wireless network. Secure your wireless network by turning on the
WPA or WEP security feature on the router. Refer to product manual for detail information on how to set it up.
Wireless Modes
There is basically one mode of networking:
•Infrastructure – All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router.
An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the wireless devices, or clients, will connect to the wireless
router or access point.
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Networking Basics
Check your IP address
After you install your new D-Link wireless adapter and have established a wireless connection, by default, the TCP/IP settings should be
set to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server (i.e. router) automatically. To verify your IP address, please follow the steps below.
Windows® XP/2000 Users
• Click on Start > Run. In the run box type cmd and click OK.
• At the prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
• This will display the IP address, subnet mask, and the default gateway of your adapter.
Windows Vista™ Users
• Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. You may need
administrative access to run this application.
• For all additional prompt windows inquiring of running the command prompt application,
select Yes, OK, or Continue.
• At the prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.
• This will display the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway of your adapter.
If the address is 0.0.0.0, check your adapter installation, security settings, and the settings on your router. Some firewall software programs may block a
DHCP request on newly installed adapters.
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Statically Assign an IP address
If you are not using a DHCP capable gateway/router, or you need to assign a static IP address, please follow the steps below:
Windows® XP/2000 Users
• Windows® XP - Click on Start > Control Panel. Make sure you are in Classic View. Double-click on the Network Connections icon.
Windows® 2000 – From the desktop, right-click My Network Places > Properties.
• Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter (or other adapter) which will be connected to
your router.
• Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
• Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your
network or LAN IP address on your router.
Example: If the router’s LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1, make your IP address 192.168.0.X where
X is a number between 2 and 99. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the
network.
• Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router or gateway.
• Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router or gateway.
• The Secondary DNS is optional (you may enter a DNS server from your ISP).
• Click OK to save your settings.
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Windows Vista™ Users
• Click on Start > Control Panel. Make sure you are in Classic View. Double-click on the Network and Sharing Center icon. Along the left panel in
the window, click on Manage network connections.
• Right-click on the Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter which will be connected to your network.
• Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) and click Properties.
• Click Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same
subnet as your network or LAN IP address on your router or network.
Example: If the router’s LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1, make your IP address
192.168.0.X where X is a number between 2 and 99. Make sure that the number
you choose is not in use on the network.
• Set Default Gateway the same as the LAN IP address of your router or gateway.
• Set Primary DNS the same as the LAN IP address of your router or gateway.
• The Secondary DNS is optional (you may enter a DNS server from your ISP).
• Click OK to save your settings.
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Technical Specifications
Standards
• IEEE 802.11b
• IEEE 802.11g
Bus Type
PCI 2.1/2.2
Wireless Signal Rates*
• 54Mbps • 48Mbps
• 36Mbps
• 24Mbps
• 18Mbps • 12Mbps
• 11Mbps • 9Mbps
• 6Mbps • 5.5Mbps
• 2Mbps • 1Mbps
Security
• WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access (TKIP, MIC,
IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication)
• 802.1x
• 64/128-bit WEP
Media Access Control
CSMA/CA with ACK
Frequency Range
2.4GHz to 2.462GHz
Wireless Signal Range*
• Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters)
• Outdoors: Up to 1,312 feet (400 meters)
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• PowerSave mode = 28mA
• Standby mode = 4.66mA
• Transmit mode = 248mA
Modulation Technology
• Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
• Complementary Code Keying (CCK)
Receiver Sensitivity
• 54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-68dBm)
• 48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-68dBm)
• 36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-75dBm)
• 24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-79dBm)
• 18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-82dBm)
• 12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-84dBm)
• 11Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-82dBm)
• 9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-87dBm)
• 6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-88dBm)
• 5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-85dBm)
• 2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER,-86dBm)
• 1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER,-89dBm)
Transmitter Output Power
15dBm ± 2dB
External Antenna Type
Dipole with detachable reverse SMA connector
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Operating Temperature
32°F to 131°F ( 0°C to 55°C)
Humidity
95% maximum (non-condensing)
Dimensions
• L = 4.64 (114.3mm)
• W = 2.13 (54mm)
• H = 0.34 inches (8.7mm)
Weight
0.12 lb (55g)
Warranty
1 Year
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors,
including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely
affect wireless signal range.
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Appendix D - Contacting Technical Support
Contacting Technical Support
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty
period on this product. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site or by phone.
Before you contact technical support, please have the following ready:
• Model number of the product (e.g. WDA-2320)
• Hardware Revision (located on the label on the adapter (e.g. rev A1))
• Serial Number (s/n number located on the label on the adapter).
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and answers to
technical issues.
For customers within the United States:
Phone Support:
(877) 453-5465
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Internet Support:
http://support.dlink.com
support@dlink.com
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Phone Support:
(800) 361-5265
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 9:00pm EST
Internet Support:
http://support.dlink.ca
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Warranty
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, D-Link Systems, Inc. (“D-Link”) provides this Limited Warranty:
• Only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor, and
• Only for products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, U.S. Possessions or Protectorates, U.S. Military Installations, or addresses with an APO or FPO.
Limited Warranty:
D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link product described below (“Hardware”) will be free from material defects in workmanship and
materials under normal use from the date of original retail purchase of the product, for the period set forth below (“Warranty Period”), except as otherwise
stated herein.
• Hardware (excluding power supplies and fans): One (1) year
• Power supplies and fans: One (1) year
• Spare parts and spare kits: Ninety (90) days
The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be, at D-Link’s option, to
repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund the actual purchase price paid. Any
repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical
make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably
determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware. Repaired or replacement hardware will be warranted
for the remainder of the original Warranty Period or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer, and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material
defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the actual price paid by the
original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware. All Hardware or part thereof that
is replaced by D-Link, or for which the purchase price is refunded, shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
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Limited Software Warranty:
D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (“Software”) will substantially conform to D-Link’s then current functional specifications for the
Software, as set forth in the applicable documentation, from the date of original retail purchase of the Software for a period of ninety (90) days (“Software
Warranty Period”), provided that the Software is properly installed on approved hardware and operated as contemplated in its documentation. D-Link
further warrants that, during the Software Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be free of physical defects. The
customer’s sole and exclusive remedy and the entire liability of D-Link and its suppliers under this Limited Warranty will be, at D-Link’s option, to replace the
non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to D-Link’s functional specifications for the Software or to refund
the portion of the actual purchase price paid that is attributable to the Software. Except as otherwise agreed by DLink in writing, the replacement Software
is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Software. Replacement Software
will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material non-conformance is
incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by the
original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link; provided that the non-conforming Software (and all copies thereof) is first
returned to D-Link. The license granted respecting any Software for which a refund is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty:
The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for Hardware and Software portions of D-Link’s products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished
product and any product purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly
disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case, the product is being sold “As-Is” without any warranty whatsoever including,
without limitation, the Limited Warranty as described herein, notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary.
Submitting A Claim:
The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its return policy. In case the return policy period has expired and the product
is within warranty, the customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined below:
• The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the Hardware defect or Software nonconformance
in sufficient detail to allow DLink to confirm the same, along with proof of purchase of the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase
invoice for the product) if the product is not registered.
• The customer must obtain a Case ID Number from D-Link Technical Support at 1-877-453-5465, who will attempt to assist the customer
in resolving any suspected defects with the product. If the product is considered defective, the customer must obtain a Return Material
Authorization (“RMA”) number by completing the RMA form and entering the assigned Case ID Number at https://rma.dlink.com/.
• After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the original or other suitable shipping package to
ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package. Do not
include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. DLink will only replace the defective portion of the product and will not
ship back any accessories.
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• The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery (“COD”) is allowed. Products sent COD
will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to DLink Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost
in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected
by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in the United States, otherwise we will ship the
product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer.
D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for
which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling
and return shipping charges for any product that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements, or that is
determined by D-Link not to be defective or non-conforming.
What Is Not Covered:
The Limited Warranty provided herein by D-Link does not cover:
Products that, in D-Link’s judgment, have been subjected to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse, faulty installation,
lack of reasonable care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the documentation for the product, or if the model or serial number has
been altered, tampered with, defaced or removed; Initial installation, installation and removal of the product for repair, and shipping costs; Operational
adjustments covered in the operating manual for the product, and normal maintenance; Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act of God, failures due to
power surge, and cosmetic damage; Any hardware, software, firmware or other products or services provided by anyone other than D-Link; and Products
that have been purchased from inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim
their warranty obligation pertaining to the product.
While necessary maintenance or repairs on your Product can be performed by any company, we recommend that you use only an Authorized D-Link Service
Office. Improper or incorrectly performed maintenance or repair voids this Limited Warranty.
Disclaimer of Other Warranties:
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE PRODUCT IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER
INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY
SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE
LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE
PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.
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Limitation of Liability:
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL
OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK
STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH D-LINK’S PRODUCT
IS CONNECTED WITH, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON, OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT RETURNED TO D-LINK
FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH
OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF
THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING PRODUCT. THE MAXIMUM
LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING
EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED
OR STATUTORY.
Governing Law:
This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This Limited Warranty provides
specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Trademarks:
D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Copyright Statement:
No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative
such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States
Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. Contents are subject to change without prior notice.
Copyright 2005 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
CE Mark Warning:
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
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FCC 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. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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.
For detailed warranty information applicable to products purchased outside the United States, please contact the corresponding local D-Link office.
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Appendix F - Registration
Registration
Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights.
Version 1.1
04/01/2008
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