Wireless AC 433Mbps Dual Band USB 2.0 Adapter

Wireless AC 433Mbps Dual Band USB 2.0 Adapter
Wireless AC 433Mbps Dual Band
USB 2.0 Adapter
DN-70565
DN-70560
User Manual
DN-70560 • DN-70565
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Chapter 1: Introduction…………………………………….………….3
1.1 Product Features……………………………………………………….……………….3
1.2 Package Contents……………………………………………………………………….3
1.3 Indicator Description………………………………………………………………….3
CHAPTER 2: Quick Installation Guide……………………………….4
2. 1 D r i v e r I n st a l l a t i on… … … …… … …… … …… … …… … …… … …… … …… … …… … . 4
2.2 Connect to Wireless Access Point……………………………………………….7
2.2.1 Using Client Utility……………………………………………………………………7
2.2.2 Using Windows Zero Configuration………………………………………….12
CHAPTER 3: Client Utility………………………………………………..16
3.1 Connection Profile Management………………………………………………….16
3.1.1 Add a new profile……………………………………………………………………..17
3.1.2 Remove an existing profile……………………………………………………….19
3.1.3 Edit an existing profile………………………………………………………………20
3.1.4 Make a copy of existing profile………………………………………………..21
3.1.5 Set as default profile………………………………………………………………..21
3.2 View Network Statistics, General Information, and Status……….22
3.2.1 General Information………………………………………………………………….22
3.2.2 Status………………………………………………………………………………………..23
3.2.3 View Network Statistics…………………………………………………………….23
3.3 Miscellaneous Settings………………………………………………………………….24
3.4 Establish secure connection with AP by WPS……………………………….25
3.4.1 PIN Code…………………………………………………………………………………….27
3.4.2 Push Button………………………………………………………………………………..28
CHAPTER 4 Soft AP Function…………………………………………….29
4.1 Switch to AP Mode and Station Mode…………………………………………..29
4.1.1 Configure SSID and Channel…………………………………………………….31
4.1.2 Setup Soft-AP Security……………………………………………………………..32
4.2 Advanced Settings………………………………………………………………………..33
4.3 Wireless Statistics………………………………………………………………………….34
4.4 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)……………………………………………….35
CHAPTER 5: Troubleshooting……………………………….………….35
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the wireless 802.11b/g/n/a/ac USB adapter! This
adapter is mini size design and you are able to plug it into the USB port.
Excepting common wireless standards 802.11b/g/n, this wireless adapter is
also 802.11ac compatible - data transfer rate is 150/433Mbps, and that’s
three times faster than 802.11g wireless network!
1.1 Product Features
◆ Complies with IEEE 802.11ac , IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g
and IEEE 802.11b standards
◆ Provides USB2.0 port
◆ Provides 150/433Mbps receiving rate and 150/433Mbps sending rate
◆ Supports 20MHz/40MHz/80MHz frequency width
◆ Auto-detects and changes the network transmission rate
◆ Provides two work modes: Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc
◆ Supports Soft AP to establish your wireless LAN networking
◆ Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption methods and 802.1x
security authentication standard
◆ Supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) encryption method to free you from
remembering long passwords
◆ Easy-to-install, plug and play
◆ Supports Windows XP/VISTA/Win7/ Win8/Linux/Macintosh
1.2 Package contents
The following contents should be found in your box:
◆ One Wireless 802.11b/g/n/a/ac USB adapter
◆ One CD (include driver/utility/user manual)
Note: If any of the listed contents are damaged or missing, please contact the
retailer from whom you purchased the product for assistance.
1.3 Indicator Description
There is a LED indicator blinking when data communication is going on.
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CHAPTER 2: Quick Installation Guide
This chapter is to assist you how to use the included CD-ROM which
comprises the Driver and the Client Utility Interface.
2.1 Driver Installation
Please follow the following instructions to install your new wireless USB
Adapter:
2.1.1
Insert the USB wireless network card into an empty USB 2.0 port of your
computer when computer is switched on. Never use force to insert the card,
if you feel it’s stuck, flip the card over and try again.
2.1.2
The following message will appear on your computer, click ‘Cancel /
Close’.
Under Windows XP
Under Windows Vista and Windows 7/8
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2.1.3
Insert the driver CD into your CD-ROM. You can see autorun screen below.
if not, you can double click ‘autorun.exe’ on CD.
Click ‘Install Driver’ to start the installation procedure
2.1.4
Installation descriptions shown. Click ‘Next’ to continue
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2.1.5
Once the installation is finished the computer will be asked to reboot. you
can click ‘Finish’ and reboot the computer to finish the installation of driver
files.
2.1.6
A new icon will appear near the clock of system tray:
Left-click the icon will launch wireless network configuration utility, and
you can right-click the icon to show the quick menu of configuration utility.
This icon also uses different color to show the status of wireless
connection:
Wireless connection is established, good signal reception.
Wireless connection is established, weak signal reception.
Connection is not established yet.
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Wireless network card is not detected.
For detailed instructions of wireless network configuration utility, please see
next chapter.
2.2 Connect to Wireless Access Point
To use wireless network, you have to connect to a wireless access point
first. You can either use Client utility (comes with network card driver), or
Windows Zero Config utility (comes with Windows operating system).
2.2.1 Using Client Utility
Please follow the following instructions to use Client configuration utility to
connect to wireless access point.
1. Left-click the Client configuration utility icon located at lower-right corner of
computer desktop, and configuration menu will appear:
HERE!
2.
Wireless utility will appear. Click ‘Available Network’ menu to search for
wireless access points nearby.
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3. Please wait for a while, and all wireless access points which can be
reached by this wireless network card will be displayed here.
If the wireless access point you wish to connect does not appear here, you
can click ‘Refresh’ button to scan for wireless access points again; if the
wireless access point you’re looking for still not appear, try to move the
computer closer.
When the access point you’re looking for is on the list, left-click it and then
double click it or click ‘Add to Profile’.
4. If a password (a.k.a. ‘Network Key’) is required to access the wireless
access point, please input it in ‘Network key’ (and input it again in
‘Confirm network key’ for confirmation). Click ‘OK’ when password is
properly inputted.
NOTE: Network security type (‘Network Authentication’ and ‘Data
encryption’) will be selected automatically based on wireless access
point’s security setting. It’s not required to change these settings by
yourself.
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All options in this page will be filled automatically according to the access
point you wish to add to profile. However, you can still modify any of them
to meet your requirement.
Profile name
Network Name (SSID)
This is a
computer-to-computer
(ad hoc) network
Channel
Network Authentication
You can give a name to this profile, so you can
remember its purpose easily. It can be any phrase
to help you remember.
The SSID (Service Set IDentifier, i.e. access point’s
name). This field will be filled as the access point
you selected when SSID is not hidden and grayed
out. If SSID is hidden, you have to input correct
SSID you yourself.
Check this box if you wish to connect to another
computer / network device by ad hoc method.
When not accessing to wireless access point, you
have to check this box.
Select wireless channel for ad hoc connection. This
option only appears when you’re using ad hoc
connection.
Select the network authentication type from
drop-down menu. This setting must be identical
with the setting of wireless access point you with to
connect.
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Data encryption
ASCII / PASSPHRASE
Key index
Network key / Confirm
network key
EAP TYPE / Tunnel /
Provision Mode
Username / Identity /
Domain / Password
Certificate
PAC
Select the data encryption type from drop-down
menu. This setting must be identical with the setting
of wireless access point you with to connect.
When the encryption type is ‘WEP’, it’s required to
input a set of ‘passphrase’ to connect to wireless
access point. Check ‘ASCII’ or ‘PASSPHRASE’
depends on the security setting of access point,
and input it in the box; if you select ‘PASSPHRASE’
you also need to select the length of the key.
The passphrase must be identical with the setting
of wireless access point you with to connect.
Select WEP key index. For most of access points
you can select ‘1’, but please refer to the setting of
the access point.
When the encryption type is ‘WPA’ or ‘WPA2-PSK’,
it’s required to input a set of ‘passphrase’ to connect
to wireless access point. Please input the same
passphrase in two boxes for confirmation.
When authentication type is any of 802.1X, you
have to select EAP type, tunnel, and provision
mode from dropdown menu. This setting must be
identical with your 802.1x authentication server.
Please input 802.1x related authentication
information here.
If certification is required to authenticate with
802.1x authentication server, please select a local
certificate from dropdown list.
Check this box and PAC (Privilege Access
Certificate) will be automatically selected.
Please click ‘OK’ when ready.
5. Network card will attempt to connect to access point now, this may require
few seconds to minutes, please be patient. When the ‘Status’ become
‘Associated’ , your computer is connected to access point you selected.
Click ‘Close’ to close configuration menu.
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NOTE: If you connected to an access point but the connection has been
dropped soon, please check security settings and re-check password
spelling.
2.2.2 Using Windows Zero Configuration
Windows XP and Vista has a built-in wireless network configuration utility,
called as ‘Windows Zero Configuration’ (WZC). You can also use WZC to
configure your wireless network parameter:
1. Right-click Client configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config Utility’.
2. Check ‘Windows Zero Config’ box.
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3. A message indicating that you’ve been switched to Windows Zero.
NOTE: To return to use Client utility, uncheck ‘Windows Zero Config’ box.
4. Click ‘Start’ button (should be located at the bottom-left corner of windows
desktop), click ‘Control Panel’, then click ‘Network and Internet
Connections’ in Control Panel.
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5. Double click ‘Network Connections’.
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6. Right-click ‘Wireless Network Connection’ (it may have a number as
suffix if you have more than one wireless network card, please make sure
you right-click the Wireless LAN 802.11ac USB Network Adapter), then
select ‘View Available Wireless Networks’.
7. All wireless access points in proximity will be displayed here. If the access
point you want to use is not displayed here, please try to move your
computer closer to the access point, or you can click ‘Refresh network list’
to rescan access points. Click the access point you want to use if it’s shown,
then click ‘Connect’.
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8. If the access point is protected by encryption, you have to input its security
key or passphrase here. It must match the encryption setting on the access
point. If the access point you selected does not use encryption, you’ll not be
prompted for security key or passphrase.
9. If you can see ‘Connected’ message, the connection between your
computer and wireless access point is successfully established.
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CHAPTER 3: Client Utility
3.1 Connection Profile Management
If you need to connect to different wireless access points at different time,
like of access point of your home, office, cybercafe, or public wireless
service, you can store the connection parameters (encryption, passphrase,
security etc, etc.) as a profile for every access point, so you don’t have to
input these parameters every time when you want to connect to a specific
wireless access point.
To manage profiles, right-click the Client configuration utility icon located at
lower-right corner of computer desktop, then click ‘Open Config Utility’.
Click the ‘Profile’ menu.
3.1.1 Add a new profile
By this function you can setup the connection parameters for a specific
wireless access point in advance, without contacting it first.
If you want to create a new profile, click ‘Profile’ menu, then click ‘Add’
button.
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You’ll be prompted to input connection parameters for the wireless access
point you wish to connect:
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Required parameters are:
Profile name
You can give a name to this profile, so you can
remember its purpose easily. It can be any phrase
to help you remember.
Network Name (SSID) The SSID (Service Set IDentifier, i.e. access point’s
name). This must be identical with the SSID of the
access point you wish to connect.
This is a
Check this box if you wish to connect to another
computer-to-computer
computer / network device by ad hoc method.
(ad hoc) network
When not accessing to wireless access point, you
have to check this box.
Channel
Select wireless channel for ad hoc connection. This
option only appears when you’re using ad hoc
connection.
Network Authentication Select the network authentication type from
drop-down menu. This setting must be identical
with the setting of wireless access point you with to
connect.
Data encryption
Select the data encryption type from drop-down
menu. This setting must be identical with the setting
of wireless access point you with to connect.
ASCII / PASSPHRASE When the encryption type is ‘WEP’, it’s required to
input a set of ‘passphrase’ to connect to wireless
access point. Check ‘ASCII’ or ‘PASSPHRASE’
depends on the security setting of access point,
and input it in the box; if you select ‘PASSPHRASE’
you also need to select the length of the key.
Key index
Network key / Confirm
network key
EAP TYPE / Tunnel /
Provision Mode
Username / Identity /
Domain / Password
The passphrase must be identical with the setting
of wireless access point you with to connect.
Select WEP key index. For most of access points
you can select ‘1’, but please refer to the setting of
the access point.
When the encryption type is ‘WPA’ or ‘WPA2-PSK’,
it’s required to input a set of ‘passphrase’ to connect
to wireless access point. Please input the same
passphrase in two boxes for confirmation.
When authentication type is any of 802.1X, you
have to select EAP type, tunnel, and provision
mode from dropdown menu. This setting must be
identical with your 802.1x authentication server.
Please input 802.1x related authentication
information here.
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Certificate
PAC
If certification is required to authenticate with
802.1x authentication server, please select a local
certificate from dropdown list.
Check this box and PAC (Privilege Access
Certificate) will be automatically selected.
When all required parameters are set, click ‘OK’ to create and save a new
profile.
3.1.2 Remove an existing profile
When you no longer need an existing profile, you can remove it.
If you want to remove a profile, click ‘Profile’ menu, then select an existing
profile which you wish to remove, and then click ‘Remove’ button.
3.1.3 Edit an existing profile
If you have added a profile before, and you wish to change the content of
the profile, you can use this function. Please select a profile from the list
first, then click ‘Edit’ button. You’ll be provided with the contents of selected
profile, and you can edit them. Click ‘OK’ to save changes, or click ‘Cancel’
to discard changes.
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3.1.4 Make a copy of existing profile
If you need to make a copy of a specific profile, you can use this function.
This function is very convenient when you need to build a new profile which
parameters are similar to any existing profile.
To do this, select an existing profile, then click ‘Duplicate’ button.
You’ll be prompted to input a profile name, please use an identical name
that does not exist in profile list.
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3.1.5 Set as default profile
If you wish to use a specific profile as default connection, you can select a
profile in the list, and click ‘Set Default’. Selected profile will become
default selection and Client configuration utility will attempt to connect to
selected access point.
3.2 View Network Statistics, General Information, and
Status
The configuration utility provides information about network statistics and
link status. If you want to know how your wireless network card works, you
can use these functions to get detailed information about the wireless
connection you’re using.
3.2.1 General Information
If you want to know the general information of the access point you’re
connecting to, click ‘General’ menu:
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All general information like signal strength and link quality will be displayed
here. These information are very useful when you encounter some problem
on connecting to access point.
If you wish to get a new IP address from DHCP server, you can click
‘ReNew IP’ button.
3.2.2 Status
If you want to know the status of your wireless network card, click ‘Status’
menu:
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3.2.3 View Network Statistics
To view the statistical data of wireless network card, click ‘Statistics’ menu,
and the statistics of wireless connection will be displayed:
All connection-related statistics is displayed here. You can click ‘Reset’
button, to reset the statistics of all items back to 0.
3.3 Miscellaneous Settings
There are few functions provided by Client configuration utility, you can
access these functions from the bottom of configuration menu:
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The descriptions of these function are listed as follow:
Show Tray Icon
Radio Off
Disable Adapter
Windows Zero
Config
Check this box to show an icon on system tray.
Uncheck this box to hide it.
Switch wireless radio off. Wireless network functionalities
are disabled.
Disable wireless network adapter. All functionalities of
configration menu will disappear. To resume, unckeck
‘Disable Adapter’.
Use Windows Zero Configuration to manage wireless
connections. See section 2.2.2.
3.4 Establish secure connection with AP by WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the latest wireless network technology
which makes wireless network setup become very simple. If you have
WPS-enabled wireless access point, and you want to establish a secure
connection to it, you don’t have to configure the wireless access point and
setup data encryption by yourself. All you have to do is to go to the WPS
setup page of this wireless card, click a button, and then press a specific
button or enter a set of 8-digit code on the wireless access point you wish
to establish a secure connection - just three simple steps!
For older wireless access points, it’s possible to perform a firmware
upgrade to become a WPS-enabled access point. Since they may not have
a hardware button to press for WPS setup, you can use an alternative WPS
setup method - input the pin code. Every WPS-compatible wireless network
card support pin code configuration method; you can just input the code to
wireless access point, and the wireless access point and wireless network
card will do the rest for you.
This wireless network card is compatible with WPS. To use this function,
the wireless access point you wish to connect to must support WPS
function too. Now, please follow the following instructions to establish
secure connection between WPS-enabled wireless access point and your
wireless network card.
This wireless network card supports 2 kinds of WPS: PIN code and
Push-Button.
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Please follow the following instructions to setup WPS:
1.
Right-click Client configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config Utility’.
2. Click ‘Wi-Fi Protect Setup’ menu.
3. You can use PIN code or Push-Button configuration, and WPS-compatible
wireless access point must use the same type of WPS. For instructions on
setup each type of WPS, see next 2 chapters for detailed instructions.
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3.4.1 PIN Code
To use PIN Code, please click ‘Pin Input Config (PIN)’ button:
You’ll be prompted to select an access point you wish to connect. If you
know its SSID, click ‘Yes’, otherwise click ‘No’.
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If you select ‘Yes’, a list of all WPS-compatible AP nearby will be displayed;
you can click ‘Refresh’ to rescan, then select an AP and click ‘Select’
button.
If you select ‘No’, wireless network card will prompt you to enter 8-digit PIN
code into your AP, without selecting an AP in advance.
After you select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in previous step, network card will attempt to
connect to WPS-compatible AP, and an 8-digit number will appear. Please
input this number to AP’s configuration menu within 2 minutes, and network
card will establish secure connection with AP automatically.
To stop this procedure before connection is established, click ‘Cancel’.
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3.4.2 Push Button
To use Push-Button WPS configuration, please click ‘Push Button Config
(PBC)’ button. This is the easiest way to establish secure connection by
WPS, but if there’re more than one WPS-compatible AP using Push-Button
config, please use PIN Code instead.
After you click “Push Button Config(PBC)”, a message box will appear:
Please activate Push-Button function on wireless access point now, and
wireless network card will establish secure connection with access point
within one minute.
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CHAPTER 4 Soft-AP Function
Excepting become a wireless client of other wireless access points, this
wireless adapter can act as a wireless service provider also! You can
switch this wireless adapter’s operating mode to ‘AP’ mode to simulate the
function of a real wireless access point by software, and all other
computers and wireless devices can connect to your computer wirelessly,
even share the internet connection you have.
Please follow the instructions in following chapters to use the AP function of
your wireless card.
4.1 Switch to AP Mode and Station Mode
The operating mode of the wireless card is ‘Station Mode’
(becoming a client of other wireless access points) by default.
Please follow the following instructions to switch to AP mode:
1. Right-click Client configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config Utility’.
2. Select ‘Mode’, and then select ‘Access Point’.
It requires few seconds to switch to AP mode, please be patient.
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After mode switch is complete, you’ll see general information of software
AP, which shows AP’s SSID and connected wireless clients.
Client mode icon :
Software AP icon:
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4.1.1 Configure SSID and Channel
To configure software AP, click ‘Config’ button:
The ‘Wireless Network Properties’ is displayed.
Please note that Ad-Hoc mode is not available when network card is in AP
mode. The description of major setup items are listed below:
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Network Name
(SSID)
Channel
Please input the SSID (the name used to identify this
wireless access point) here. Up to 32 numerical
characters can be accepted here, excepting space.
Please select the wireless channel you wish to use,
from 1 to 13.
To save changes, click ‘OK’; otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to leave this menu
and keep settings untouched.
4.1.2 Setup Soft‐AP Security
To setup security options for Soft-AP, configure ‘Wireless Network Security’
section as follow:
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The description of setup items about wireless security are listed below:
Network
Select network authentication mode from dropdown
Authentication
menu.
Data Encryption
Select data encryption method from dropdown menu.
ASCII /
PASSPHRASE
Key Index
Network key /
Confirm network
key
If the encryption method is WEP, check either ‘ASCII’
or ‘PASSPHRASE’ box and input it in the box as WEP
passphrase.
Select WEP key index (1-4). If you don’t know which
one you should use, select 1.
IF network authentication mode is WPA, please input
WPA passphrase in both box.
To save changes, click ‘OK’; otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to leave this menu
and keep settings untouched.
4.2 Advanced Settings
If you want to setup advanced settings of software access point, select
‘Advanced’ menu. If you don’t know the meaning and affects of these
settings, keep them untouched.
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The description of all setup items are listed below:
Beacon Interval
Please input wireless beacon time interval here.
DTIM Period
Set Defaults
Please input DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication
Message) here.
Select wireless frame preamble mode (long or short)
from dropdown menu.
Reset all settings back to factory default value.
Apply
Save changes.
Preamble Mode
If you changed any setting here and cause problem on communicating with
wireless clients, click ‘Set Defaults’ to reset all settings back to default
setting.
4.3 Wireless Statistics
Select ‘Statistics’ menu and the data statistics about software access point
will be displayed.
Click ‘Reset’ to reset the value of every item back to ‘0’.
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4.4 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
In this page, you can assign a network card on your computer as the path
for all wireless clients to get connected to Internet.
If you have only one network card (except this software access point), you
don’t have to select network card here; if you have more than one network
card, select the one you wish to be used as Internet gateway.
Click ‘Apply’ to save changes
(‘Apply’ is grayed out when no changes are made in this page).
CHAPTER 5: Troubleshooting
If you encounter any problem when you’re using this wireless network card,
don’t panic! Before you call your dealer of purchase for help, please check
this troubleshooting table, the solution of your problem could be very simple,
and you can solve the problem by yourself.
Scenario
Solution
I can’t find any
1. Click ‘Rescan’ for few more times and see if you
wireless access
can find any wireless access point or wireless
point / wireless
device.
device in ‘Site
2. Please move closer to any known wireless access
point.
Survey’ function.
3. Ad hoc’ function must be enabled for the wireless
device you wish to establish a direct wireless link.
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Nothing happens
when I click ‘Open
Config Utility’
I can not establish
connection with a
certain wireless
access point
The network is slow
/ having problem
when transferring
large files
4. Please adjust the position of network card (you may
have to move your computer if you’re using a
notebook computer) and click ‘Rescan’ button for
few more times. If you can find the wireless access
point or wireless device you want to connect by
doing this, try to move closer to the place where the
wireless access point or wireless device is located.
1. Please make sure the wireless network card is
inserted into your computer’s USB port.
2. Reboot the computer and try again.
3. Remove the card and insert it into another USB
port.
4. Remove the driver and re-install.
5. Contact the dealer of purchase for help.
1. Click ‘Add to Profile’ for few more times.
2. If the SSID of access point you wish to connect is
hidden (nothing displayed in ‘SSID’ field in ‘Site
Survey’ function), you have to input correct SSID of
the access point you wish to connect. Please
contact the owner of access point to ask for correct
SSID.
3. You have to input correct passphrase / security key
to connect an access point with encryption. Please
contact the owner of access point to ask for correct
passphrase / security key.
4. The access point you wish to connect only allows
network cards with specific MAC address to
establish connection. Please go to ‘Status’ menu
and write the value of ‘MAC Address’ down, then
present this value to the owner of access point so
he / she can add the MAC address of your network
card to his / her access point’s list.
1. Move closer to the place where access point is
located.
2. There could be too much people using the same
radio channel. Ask the owner of the access point to
change the channel number.
Please try one or more solutions listed above.
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