Edimax Technology EW-7206GAb Network Card User Manual

Wireless Gaming Adapter
EW-7206GAb
User’s Manual
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction............................................................................. 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents .......................................................................................... 2
Features ......................................................................................................... 2
Specifications................................................................................................ 2
Physical Description ..................................................................................... 3
Chapter 2 Quick Installation.................................................................... 6
2.1 Hardware Installation.................................................................................... 6
2.2 Getting Started .............................................................................................. 7
Chapter 3 Windows Setup Wizard .......................................................... 9
Chapter 4 Web Configuration ............................................................... 20
4.1 Getting Started ............................................................................................ 20
4.2 Configuring the Gaming Adapter ............................................................... 23
4.2.1
Status and Information .......................................................................................23
4.2.2
Wireless Setting .................................................................................................24
4.2.3
Advanced Setting ...............................................................................................26
4.2.4
Encryption..........................................................................................................28
4.2.5
Wireless Site Survey ..........................................................................................32
4.2.6
System Utility ....................................................................................................33
4.2.7
Configuration Tool.............................................................................................35
4.2.8
Firmware Upgrade .............................................................................................37
4.2.9
Reset...................................................................................................................38
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting .................................................................... 39
Introduction
Chapter 1 Introduction
This product is a Wireless Gaming Adapter for IEEE 802.11b 2.4GHz wireless
network. You can use this Wireless Gaming Adapter to make a game console or
network device with wired Ethernet have wireless LAN access capability. This
Wireless Gaming Adapter provides a button to switch between “Head to Head mode
(or Ad Hoc mode)” and “Infrastructure mode” that help users quickly and easily
setup this device.
This Wireless Gaming Adapter supports most popular game consoles, like X-Box,
PlayStation 2, Nintendo and Game Boy ……etc.
The product supports WEP and ESSID functions to consolidate the wireless network
security. With ESSID authentication and 64/128 bit WEP encryption you can prevent
unauthorized wireless stations from accessing your wireless network.
The product’s dipole antenna is detachable by connecting to a RP-SMA connector.
Users can install a high gain antenna to the connector for better network link quality
so that you can build wireless network with more flexibility.
This product provides easy to use user interface and allows users to do advanced
configuration from web browser or Windows utility. With the versatile of features,
this product is the best choice for you to integrate your wireless and wired network
seamlessly.
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1.1
Package Contents
The Wireless Gaming Adapter package includes the following items:
y One Wireless Gaming Adapter
y One Power Adapter
y One Manual
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Features
Let network device with wired Ethernet have wireless LAN access capability.
Supports X-Box, PlayStation 2, Nintendo and Game Boy ……etc.
Complies with the IEEE 802.11b (DSSS) 2.4GHz specification.
High data rate 11, 5.5, 2 and 1Mbps network speed.
Auto rate fallback in case of obstacles or interferences.
Provide 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption function to protect the wireless
data transmissions.
Provides Windows Utility and Web-based configuration.
Specifications
Standards: IEEE 802.11b (Wireless), IEEE 802.3 (Wired)
Data Rate: 11/5.5/2/1Mbps auto fallback
Security: 64/128-bit WEP Data Encryption
Frequency Band: 2.400~2.4835GHz (Industrial Scientific Medical Band)
Modulation: CCK@11/5.5Mbps, DQPSK@2Mbps and DBPSK@1Mbps
Radio Technology: Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Antenna: External detachable dipole antenna (with RP-SMA connector)
Connectors: 10/100Mbps RJ-45 x 1
Button: Switch between “Head to Head mode (or Ad Hoc mode)” and
“Infrastructure mode”
Power: 12VDC, 0.5A
Transmit Power: 18dBm (Typical)
LEDs: Power, LAN Link/Activity, Wireless Activity
Dimension: 30(H) x 127(W) x 96(D) mm
Temperature:
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Operating: 32~131°F (0~55°C)
Storage: -4~158°F(-20~70°C)
Humidity: 10-90% (Noncondensing)
Certification: FCC, CE
1.4
Physical Description
Front Panel
On the Wireless Gaming Adapter’s front panel there are LED lights that inform you
of the Wireless Gaming Adapter’s current status. Below is an explanation of each
LED.
LED
Power
Color
Green
Status
Lit
Flash
Off
Description
Power is supplied.
System is booting
No Power.
Status
Yellow
Yellow
Flash
On
Green
On
No Access Point detected.
PC configuration required (static IP detected
or multiple access points detected).
Ready to use.
Green
On
Head 2 Head
Console
Green
Off
Working in “Head to Head mode (or Ad Hoc
mode)”.
Working in “Infrastructure mode”.
On
Flash
Off
A valid link is established.
It is transmitting or receiving data.
No link is established.
Back Panel
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Wireless Gaming Adapter’s connection ports are located on the back panel. Below is
the description of each connection port.
y Antenna Connector
This round connection is standard Reverse SMA connector where any antennas
with Reverse SMA connector can connect to the Access Point.
y DC Adapter Port
Insert the power jack of the power adapter into this port.
y Console Port
The Wireless Gaming Adapter’s console port is where you connect to your game
console or other device with wired Ethernet.
y Head 2 Head / Infrastructure button
Press this button once and the Wireless Gaming Adapter will switch from “Head
to Head mode” to “Infrastructure mode” if it is currently in “Head to Head mode”
or will switch from “Infrastructure mode” to “Head to Head mode” if it is
currently in “Infrastructure mode”.
y Reset
The Reset button allows you to do one of two things.
1) If problems occur with your Wireless Gaming Adapter, press the reset
button with a pencil tip (for less than 4 seconds) and the Wireless Gaming
Adapter will re-boot itself, keeping your original configurations.
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2) If problems persist or you experience extreme problems or you forgot your
password, press the reset button for longer than 4 seconds and the Wireless
Gaming Adapter will reset itself to the factory default settings (warning:
your original configurations will be replaced with the factory default
settings).
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Chapter 2 Quick Installation
2.1
Hardware Installation
Connect to a game console
1. Connect the Wireless Gaming Adapter to your game console.
Connect one end of standard UTP cable to the Wireless Gaming Adapter’s
Console Port and connect the other end of the cable to your game console.
2. Connect the DC Power Adapter to the Wireless Gaming Adapter’s Power
Socket.
Only use the power adapter supplied with the Wireless Gaming Adapter. Using a
different adapter may damage the product.
3. Check the LED.
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After power on both Wireless Gaming Adapter and your game console, the
“PWR” and “CONSOLE” LEDs of the Wireless Gaming Adapter should be light.
The Hardware Installation is complete.
2.2
Getting Started
Play head to head games
1. If you have more than one game console and want to connect these game
consoles together to play head to head games, you have to switch the Wireless
Gaming Adapter to “Head to Head mode”. If the “Head 2 Head” LED is light,
then the Wireless Gaming Adapter is already in “Head to Head mode” and your
game consoles can start to communicate with wireless network now. If the “Head
2 Head” LED is not light, press the “Head 2 Head/Infrastructure” button once
and the Wireless Gaming Adapter will switch to “Head to Head mode”
automatically.
2. When the Wireless Gaming Adapters are successfully connected, the “STATUS”
LED will be light and green.
3. After all the Wireless Gaming Adapters being set to “Head to Head mode” and
are connected to your game consoles, you can start to enjoy head to head games
through wireless LAN.
Play Internet games
1. Make sure that you already have an Internet connection and can be access from
the wireless LAN.
2. If you want your game console to connect to the Internet game servers and play
Internet game through wireless LAN, you have to set the Wireless Gaming
Adapter to “Infrastructure mode”. If the “Head 2 Head” LED is off , then the
Wireless Gaming Adapter is already in “Infrastructure mode” and your game
consoles can start to communicate with wireless network now. If the “Head 2
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Head” LED is light, press the “Head 2 Head/Infrastructure” button once and the
Wireless Gaming Adapter will switch to “Infrastructure mode” automatically.
3. When the Wireless Gaming Adapter is successfully connected to the wireless
LAN, the “STATUS” LED will be light and green.
4. After the Wireless Gaming Adapter being set to “Internet mode” and is
connected to your game consoles, you can start to enjoy Internet games through
wireless LAN.
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Chapter 3 Windows Setup Wizard
The Wireless Gaming Adapter provides Windows setup wizard that can guide you
through the configuration process step by step. Please follow the instructions below
to get started configuration:
1. Follow the picture below to connect the Wireless Gaming Adapter to your
administration PC.
Connect to an administration PC
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2. Insert CD-ROM for Wireless Gaming Adapter into the administration PC. The
installation program will be executed automatically and the window below will
pop up. If the installation program is not executed automatically, please manually
execute the setup.exe file in the CD-ROM.
3. Click “Setup Wizard” to start the setup process.
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4. Click “Search” and this setup wizard will start to search for all accessible
Wireless Gaming Adapters. After a few seconds, you can see a list of all
accessible Wireless Gaming Adapters. Select the one you want to configure and
click “Configure”.
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5. Select the mode for the Wireless Gaming Adapter. If you want to play Internet
game, select the “Internet Gaming Mode (Infrastructure)” and click “Next” and
jump to step 6. This mode let the Wireless Gaming Adapter connect to an access
point, and through this access point connect to the Internet. If you want to play
head to head game, select the “Head to Head Gaming Mode (Ad Hoc)” and click
“Next” and jump to step 8. This mode let the Wireless Gaming Adapter peer-topeer connect to another Wireless Gaming Adapter or other wireless devices with
Ad Hoc mode.
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6. In the “Internet Gaming Mode (Infrastructure)”, the Wireless Gaming Adapter
has to connect to an access point before going to the Internet. You can select
“Scan For Your Local Wireless Network” to let the Wireless Gaming Adapter
automatically scan for an available access point and jump to step 7. If already
know the SSID of the available access point, you also can select “Assign Your
Wireless Network Manually”, enter the SSID of the access point and jump to
step 10.
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7. The Wireless Gaming Adapter automatically scans for all available access points
and lists their SSID. If the Wireless Gaming Adapter does not find any access
point, click “Scan” to let it search again. You can select one access point and
click “Next”. Jump to step 10.
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8. In the “Head to Head Gaming Mode (Ad Hoc)”, the Wireless Gaming Adapter
can peer-to-peer connect to another Wireless Gaming Adapter or other wireless
devices with Ad Hoc mode. You can select “Scan For Your Local Wireless
Network” to let the Wireless Gaming Adapter scan for all wireless devices
available for connection and jump to step 9. If you already know the
configuration of the wireless device you want to connect, select “Assign Your
Wireless Network Manually” and enter the SSID and Channel number manually
and jump to step 10. You also can select “Automatically Select Channel” to let
the Wireless Gaming Adapter automatically scan and select a suitable channel.
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9. The Wireless Gaming Adapter automatically scans for all available wireless
devices, including Wireless Gaming Adapters, with Ad Hoc mode and lists their
SSID. If the Wireless Gaming Adapter does not find any wireless device, click
“Scan” to let it search again. You can select one wireless device you want to
connect to and click “Next”.
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10. The Wireless Gaming Adapter needs an IP for you to configure by Web interface.
You can select “Automatically Obtain IP Settings (DHCP)” to let the Wireless
Gaming Adapter get IP settings from a DHCP server. You also can select “Set
Your IP Manually” to manually assign static IP settings for the Wireless Gaming
Adapter.
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11. The WEP is used to encrypt the data communication of your wireless network. If
you do not use WEP, select “OFF” and click “Next”. If you want to use the WEP
to protect your wireless network, click “ON” and select correct key length, user
can only use (5 Characters _ ASCII, 10 Characters _ HEX )64 bit or (13
Characters _ ASCII, 26 Characters _ HEX )128 bit, and enter for encryption
keys and then click “Next”. Note that the key length and the four encryption keys
should be the same among all wireless network devices to make the wireless
connection success.
* 1. Using Gaming Adapter Setup Wizard to activate WEP security, user only can use (5 Characters _
ASCII) 64bit or (13 Characters _ ASCII) 128bit key to configure.
* 2. Only when user use web-based configuration (Chapter 4) to activate WEP security, user can use (5
Characters _ ASCII, 10 Characters _ HEX) 64bit or (13 Characters _ ASCII, 26 Characters _ HEX )
128bit key to configure.
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12. After you have done the previous setting process, this page shows all the
configuration parameters. If all the settings are correct, click “Finish” to confirm
the settings. You also can click “Back” to modify the previous settings.
13. You have finished the configuration for the Wireless Gaming Adapter.
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Chapter 4 Web Configuration
4.1
Getting Started
This Gaming Adapter provides web-based configuration tool allowing you to
configure from wired or wireless stations.
* The Web Configuration only when you have already set static IP to the
Gaming Adapter through Gaming Adapter Setup Wizard. Follow the
instructions below to get started configuration.
From Wired Station
1. Make sure your wired station is in the same subnet with the Gaming Adapter.
The default IP Address and Subnet Mask of the Gaming Adapter is:
Default IP Address: 192.168.2.1
Default Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Configure your PC to be in the same subnet with the Access Point.
1a) Windows 95/98/Me
1. Click the Start button and select Settings, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel
window will appear.
2. Double-click Network icon. The Network window will appear.
3. Check your list of Network Components. If TCP/IP is not installed, click the Add button to
install it now. If TCP/IP is installed, go to step 6.
4. In the Network Component Type dialog box, select Protocol and click Add button.
5. In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, select Microsoft and TCP/IP and then click the
OK button to start installing the TCP/IP protocol. You may need your Windows CD to
complete the installation.
6. After installing TCP/IP, go back to the Network dialog box. Select TCP/IP from the list of
Network Components and then click the Properties button.
7. Check each of the tabs and verify the following settings:
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Bindings: Check Client for Microsoft Networks and File and printer sharing for
Microsoft Networks.
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Gateway: All fields are blank.
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DNS Configuration: Select Disable DNS.
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WINS Configuration: Select Disable WINS Resolution.
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IP Address: Select Specify an IP Address. Specify the IP Address and Subnet Mask
as following example.
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IP Address: 192.168.2.3 (any IP address within 192.168.2.2~192.168.2.254 is
available, do not setup 192.168.2.1)
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Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
8. Reboot the PC. Your PC will now have the IP Address you specified.
1b) Windows 2000
1. Click the Start button and select Settings, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel
window will appear.
2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections icon. In the Network and Dial-up
Connection window, double-click Local Area Connection icon. The Local Area Connection
window will appear.
3. In the Local Area Connection window, click the Properties button.
4. Check your list of Network Components. You should see Internet Protocol [TCP/IP] on
your list. Select it and click the Properties button.
5. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, select Use the following IP address
and specify the IP Address and Subnet mask as following.
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IP Address: 192.168.2.3 (any IP address within 192.168.2.2~192.168.2.254 is
available, do not setup 192.168.2.1)
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Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
6. Click OK to confirm the setting. Your PC will now have the IP Address you specified.
1c) Windows NT
1. Click the Start button and select Settings, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel
window will appear.
2. Double-click Network icon. The Network window will appear. Select the Protocol tab from
the Network window.
3. Check if the TCP/IP Protocol is on your list of Network Protocols. If TCP/IP is not installed,
click the Add button to install it now. If TCP/IP is installed, go to step 5.
4. In the Select Network Protocol window, select the TCP/IP Protocol and click the Ok
button to start installing the TCP/IP protocol. You may need your Windows CD to
complete the installation.
5. After you install TCP/IP, go back to the Network window. Select TCP/IP from the list of
Network Protocols and then click the Properties button.
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6. Check each of the tabs and verify the following settings:
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IP Address: Select Specify an IP address. Specify the IP Address and Subnet Mask
as following example.
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IP Address: 192.168.2.3 (any IP address within 192.168.2.2~192.168.2.254 is
available, do not setup 192.168.2.1)
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Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
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DNS: Let all fields are blank.
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WINS: Let all fields are blank.
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Routing: Let all fields are blank.
7. Click OK to confirm the setting. Your PC will now have the IP Address you specified.
2. Enter 192.168.2.1 from Web Browser to get into the Gaming Adapter’s
configuration tool.
3. A screen will be popped up and request you to enter user name and password.
The default user name and password is as follows.
User Name: admin
Password: 1234
Enter the default user name and password, then press OK button directly.
4. You can start configuring the Gaming Adapter.
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4.2
Configuring the Gaming Adapter
4.2.1 Status and Information
On this screen, you can see the general information of the Gaming Adapter including
Alias Name, Firmware Version, ESSID, Channel Number, Status, IP Address, MAC
Address, etc.
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4.2.2 Wireless Setting
This Gaming Adapter provides both “Ad Hoc mode” and “Infrastructure mode”.
With “Ad Hoc mode”, it can let your game console join a wireless LAN with peer-topeer communication. With “Infrastructure mode”, it can let your game console join a
wireless LAN through an access point.
Parameter
Description
Mode
The operation mode of this Gaming Adapter. You can select “Ad Hoc” if
you use peer-to-peer wireless LAN connection to play head to head
games. You can select “Infrastructure” if you are using a access point to
build up a wireless LAN.
Alias Name
The alias name of this Gaming Adapter.
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ESSID
The ESSID (up to 31 printable ASCII characters) is the unique name
identified in a WLAN. The ID prevents the unintentional merging of two
co-located WLANs. Please make sure that the ESSID of all stations in
the same WLAN network are the same. The default ESSID is “default”.
Channel Number
Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with
your network settings. Channels differ from country to country.
Channel 1-11 (North America)
Channel 1-14 (Japan)
Channel 1-13 (Europe)
There are 14 channels available.
Click Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations. You can now configure
other advance sections or start using the Gaming Adapter.
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4.2.3 Advanced Setting
You can set advanced parameters of this Gaming Adapter. The parameters include
Authentication Type, Fragment Threshold, RTS Threshold, Beacon Interval, Data
Rate, Preamble Type, Broadcast ESSID. You should not change these parameters
unless you know what effect the changes will have on this Gaming Adapter.
Parameter
Description
Authentication Type
There are two authentication types: “Open System” and “Shared Key”.
When you select “Open System”, your access point allows this Gaming
Adapter to associate with it without WEP encryption. When you select
“Shared Key”, you should also setup WEP key in the “Encryption” page.
This Gaming Adapter will use WEP encryption in the authentication
phase to associate with your access point. If you select “Both”, the
Gaming Adapter can associate with your access point or other wireless
devices by using any one of these two authentication types.
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Fragment Threshold
“Fragment Threshold” specifies the maximum size of packet during the
fragmentation of data to be transmitted. If you set this value too low, it will
result in bad performance.
RTS Threshold
When the packet size is smaller the RTS threshold, the Gaming Adapter
will not use the RTS/CTS mechanism to send this packet.
Beacon Interval
The interval of time that this Gaming Adapter broadcast a beacon.
Beacon is used to synchronize the wireless network.
Data Rate
The “Data Rate” is the rate this Gaming Adapter uses to transmit data
packets. The Gaming Adapter will use the highest possible selected
transmission rate to transmit the data packets.
Preamble Type
Preamble type defines the length of CRC block in the frames during the
wireless communication. “Short Preamble” is suitable for high traffic
wireless network. “Long Preamble” can provide more reliable
communication.
Broadcast ESSID
If you enable “Broadcast ESSID”, every wireless station located within
the coverage of this Gaming Adapter can discover this Gaming Adapter
easily. Disabling “Broadcast ESSID” can provide better security.
Click Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations. You can now configure
other advance sections or start using the Gaming Adapter.
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4.2.4 Encryption
WEP is an authentication algorithm, which protects authorized Wireless LAN users
against eavesdropping. The Authentication type and WEP key of wireless stations
must be the same with each other. This Gaming Adapter supports 64/128-bit WEP
Encryption function. With this function, your data will be transmitted over the
wireless network securely.
Parameter
Description
WEP Mode
You can select the 64-bit or 128-bit to encrypt transmitted data. Larger
WEP key length will provide higher level of security, but the throughput
will be lower. You also can select Disable to transmit data without
encryption.
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Parameter
Description
Key Format
You may select to select ASCII Characters (alphanumeric format) or
Hexadecimal Digits (in the “A-F”, “a-f” and “0-9” range) to be the WEP
Key. For example:
ASCII Characters: guest
Hexadecimal Digits: 12345abcde
Key Length
You may disable or enable the WEP function from the setting item. The
selections in the setting item are changed based on the key format.
Key 1 - Key 4
The WEP keys are used to encrypt data transmitted in the wireless
network. Fill the text box by following the rules below.
64-bit WEP: input 10-digit Hex values (in the “A-F”, “a-f” and “0-9” range)
or 5-digit ASCII character as the encryption keys.
128-bit WEP: input 26-digit Hex values (in the “A-F”, “a-f” and “0-9”
range) or 10-digit ASCII characters as the encryption keys.
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Default Key
Select one of the four keys to encrypt your data. Only the key you select
it in the “Default key” will take effect.
Click Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations. You can now configure
other advance sections or start using the Gaming Adapter.
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4.2.5 Wireless Site Survey
“Wireless Site Survey” searches for all available access points near by. You can
select one access point listed in this table.
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4.2.6 System Utility
From here, you can define the Gaming Adapter’s IP Address and Login Password.
Parameter
Description
Current Password
Enter the current password (up to 15-digit alphanumeric string) of the
Gaming Adapter. The default password for the Gaming Adapter is 1234.
Note that the password is case-sensitive.
New Password
Enter the password (up to 15-digit alphanumeric string) you want to login
to the Gaming Adapter. Note that the password is case-sensitive.
Re-Enter Password
Reconfirm the password (up to 15-digit alphanumeric string) you want to
login to the Gaming Adapter. Note that the password is case-sensitive.
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Management IP
You can select “Obtain an IP address automatically” to let this Gaming
Adapter get an IP from DHCP server. If you want to manual assign an IP
to this Gaming Adapter, select “Use the following IP address”.
IP Address
Designate the Gaming Adapter’s IP Address. This IP Address should be
unique in your network. The default IP Address is 192.168.2.1.
Subnet Mask
Specify a Subnet Mask for your LAN segment.
Click Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save the above configurations. You can now configure
other advance sections or start using the Gaming Adapter.
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4.2.7 Configuration Tool
The Configuration Tools screen allows you to save (Backup) the Gaming Adapter’s
current configuration setting. Saving the configuration settings provides an added
protection and convenience should problems occur with the Gaming Adapter and you
have to reset to factory default. When you save the configuration setting (Backup)
you can re-load the saved configuration into the Gaming Adapter through the
Restore selection. If extreme problems occur you can use the Restore to Factory
Default selection, this will set all configurations to its original default settings (e.g.
when you first purchased the Gaming Adapter).
Parameter
Description
Configuration Tools
Use the "Backup" tool to save the Gaming Adapter’s current
configuration to a file named "config.bin" on your PC. You can then use
the "Restore" tool to upload and restore the saved configuration to the
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Gaming Adapter. Alternatively, you can use the "Restore to Factory
Default" tool to force the Gaming Adapter to perform a power reset and
restore the original factory settings.
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4.2.8 Firmware Upgrade
This page allows you to upgrade the Gaming Adapter’s firmware.
Parameter
Description
Firmware Upgrade
This tool allows you to upgrade the Gaming Adapter’s system firmware.
To upgrade the firmware of your Gaming Adapter, you need to download
the firmware file to your local hard disk, and enter that file name and path
in the appropriate field on this page. You can also use the Browse button
to find the firmware file on your PC. Please reset the Gaming Adapter
when the upgrade process is complete.
Once you’ve selected the new firmware file, click Apply button at the bottom of the screen to start the upgrade
process. (You may have to wait a few minutes for the upgrade to complete). Once the upgrade is complete you
can start using the Gaming Adapter.
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4.2.9 Reset
You can reset the Gaming Adapter’s system should any problem exist. The reset
function essentially Re-boots your Gaming Adapter’s system.
Parameter
Description
Reset
In the event that the system stops responding correctly or in some way stops
functioning, you can perform a reset. Your settings will not be changed. To
perform the reset, click on the Apply button. You will be asked to confirm
your decision. Once the reset process is complete you may start using the
Gaming Adapter again.
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Chapter 5 Troubleshooting
This chapter provides solutions to problems usually encountered during the
installation and operation of the Gaming Adapter.
1. How to manually find your PC’s IP and MAC Address?
1)
In Windows, open the Command Prompt program
2)
Type Ipconfig /all and Enter
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Your PC’s IP address is the one entitled IP address
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Your PC’s MAC Address is the one entitled Physical Address
2. What is Ad-hoc?
An Ad-hoc wireless LAN is a group of computers, each with a WLAN adapter,
connected as an independent wireless LAN.
3. What is Infrastructure?
An integrated wireless and wired LAN is called an Infrastructure configuration.
4. What is BSS ID?
A group of wireless stations and an Access Point compose a Basic Service Set
(BSS). Computers in a BSS must be configured with the same BSSID.
5. What is ESSID?
An Infrastructure configuration could also support roaming capability for mobile
workers. More than one BSS can be configured as an Extended Service Set (ESS).
Users within an ESS could roam freely between BSSs while maintaining a
continuous connection to the wireless network stations and the Wireless LAN
Access Points.
6. Can data be intercepted while transmitting through the air?
WLAN features two-fold protection in security. On the hardware side, as with
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum technology, it has the inherent scrambling
security feature. On the software side, the WLAN series offers the encryption
function (WEP) to enhance security and access control.
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7. What is WEP?
WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy, a data privacy mechanism based on a
64(40)-bit shared key algorithm.
8. What is a MAC Address?
The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique number assigned by the
manufacturer to any Ethernet networking device, such as a network adapter, that
allows the network to identify it at the hardware level. For all practical purposes,
this number is usually permanent. Unlike IP addresses, which can change every
time a computer logs on to the network, the MAC address of a device stays the
same, making it a valuable identifier for the network.
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