54Mbps Wireless USB Adapter

54Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
User Guide
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Package Contents................................................................................... 3
Chapter 1: Introduction........................................................................... 4
1.1 Overview of the product ........................................................................... 4
1.2 Features................................................................................................... 4
1.3 LED Status ............................................................................................... 4
Chapter 2: Installation Guide................................................................. 5
2.1 Software Installation............................................................................... 5
2.1.1 Overview........................................................................................... 5
2.1.2 Software Installation for Windows 2000 ......................................... 5
2.2 Hardware Installation ............................................................................. 7
2.3 Uninstall Software ................................................................................. 8
2.3.1 Uninstall the driver software from your PC..................................... 8
2.3.2 Uninstall the utility software from your PC..................................... 8
Chapter 3: Configuration . ...................................................................... 9
3.1 Profile..................................................................................................... 10
3.1.1 Add or Edit a Configuration Profile . ................................................ 11
3.2 Link Status ............................................................................................ 13
3.3 Site Survey..............................................................................................14
3.4 Statistics................................................................................................ 14
3.5 Advanced . ............................................................................................. 15
3.6 About..................................................................................................... 16
3.7 An example for application ................................................................... 17
Appendix A: Specifications .................................................................. 18
Appendix B: Glossary........................................................................... 19
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Package Contents
The following contents should be found in your box:
• One DYWUK54 USB Wireless Adapter
• One USB extension cable
• Quick Installation Guide
• One DYWUK54 Wireless Adapter Resource CD, including:
• Utility and Drivers
• User Guide
• Other Helpful Information
Note: If any of the listed contents is damaged or missing, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased the
DYWUK54 Wireless Adapter for assistance.
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Introduction
1.1 Overview of the product
The Dynalink DYWUK54 USB Wireless Adapter gives you the flexibility to install
your PC or notebook PC in the most convenient location available, without the
cost of running the network cables.
Its auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer up to 54Mbps for
maximum throughput, or dynamic range shifting to lower speeds due to
distance or operating limitations in an environment with a lot of electromagnetic
interference. It can also interoperate with all 11Mbps wireless (802.11b)
products. Your wireless communications are protected by up to 128-bit WEP and
WPA/WPA2 encryption, so your data stays secure.
1.2 Features
• Complies with IEEE802.11g, IEEE802.11b standards
• Supports WPA data security, IEEE802.1x authentication, TKIP/AES
encryption, 64/128-bit WEP encryption, WPA2
• Supports 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps or 11/5.5/3/2/1Mbps wireless
LAN data transfer rates
• Provides USB interface
• Supports Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure modes
• Supports roaming between access points when configured in
Infrastructure mode
• Eases configuration and provides monitoring information
• Supports Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
• Internal Antenna
1.3 LED Status
The LED on the top of this card indicates Link/Act status. It blinks at green light
when sending and receiving data.
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Installation Guide
2.1 Software Installation
2.1.1 Overview
The Adapter’s Setup Wizard will guide you through the installation procedure
for Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP. The Setup Wizard will help you install the
Utility and drivers.
If you install the hardware before the software, you will be prompted “Found
New Hardware Wizard”, click the Cancel button, and run the Setup Wizard
program on the CD-ROM.
The Setup steps for Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP are very similar. The
following setup steps are for Windows 2000.
2.1.2 Software Installation for Windows 2000
1. Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, click the Start button and
choose Run. In the field that appears, enter F:\software\Setup.exe (“F” is
the letter of your CD-ROM drive)., figure 2-1 should then appear.
2. You can click the Cancel button to abort the installation on the Preparing
Setup screen, figure 2-1. Otherwise, the Setup Wizard will display a
screen similar to that shown in figure 2-2 after a moment.
Figure 2-1 Preparing Setup
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3. To continue, click the Next button on the screen, figure 2-2. Click the
Cancel button to abort the Installation.
Figure 2-2 Start Setup
4. Click Browse to change the destination location for the software in figure
2-3. Click Next to continue the Installation. Click Back to return to the
previous page, or click Cancel to abort the Installation.
Figure 2-3 Choose Destination Location
5. While files are copying, you will see a warning box shown in figure 2-4.
Please select YES to continue installation. Our drivers have been tested
thoroughly, and are able to work with the operating system.
Figure 2-4 Windows 2000 Warning Box
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6. After the files have been successfully copied, the screen in figure 2-5 will
appear. Click the Finish button to finish the wizard.
Figure 2-5 Finish
7. After installing the software, Please plug the adapter into your PC. If
you need instructions as to how to do this, please refer to section 2.2
Hardware Installation. If you have plugged it into your PC already,
please un-plug it and plug it back in. The OS will automatically detect the
adapter and setup the driver for the adapter. If it does not, please follow
the windows setup steps to finish the driver installation.
After installing the driver successfully, you should see an icon,
in your system tray.
or
, appear
2.2 Hardware Installation
1. Connect one end of the USB cable to the Adapter.
2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port on your
computer. Because the Adapter gets its power from the host, there is
no external power supply. The LED should light up when the Adapter is
plugged in and the PC is on.
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2.3 Uninstall Software
2.3.1 Uninstall the driver software from your PC
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and
then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the System icon, click on the Hardware tab in the System
window.
3. Click on the Device Manager button, double-click Network Adapters, and
then right-click DYWUK54 Wireless Adapter.
Figure 2-6 Uninstall Driver
4. Click Uninstall..., shown in above figure 2-6, the system will uninstall the
driver software of the adapter from your PC.
2.3.2 Uninstall the utility software from your PC
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and
then click Control Panel
2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon, find the DYWUK54 program
from the installed program list, highlight it and click the Remove button.
3. Following the Install Shield Wizard will uninstall the utility software from
your PC.
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Configuration
Dynalink DYWUK54 USB Wireless Adapter can be configured by its utility. This
section describes how to configure your USB Wireless Adapter for wireless
connectivity on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data
security encryption features.
After the Adapter’s driver and utility has been installed, the adapter’s tray icon,
or , will appear in your system tray. It means the utility is running on your
system. If the utility does not run, you can run the utility by clicking: Start>
Program> Dynalink> DYWUK54> DYWUK54 Wireless Utility. If the icon still
does not appear, the driver or utility may be installed incorrectly or the adapter
is unplugged, please try again.
Icon
means the connection has been established. Icon
connection.
means there is no
Double-click the icon
and the configuration screen of the utility will appear.
You can also run the Utility by clicking: Start> Program> Dynalink>
DYWUK54> DYWUK54 Wireless Utility. The utility provides a complete and
easy to use set of tools to:
• Display current status information
• Edit and add configured profiles
• Display current diagnostics information
The section below introduces these above capabilities.
Note: If your OS is Windows XP, you can use Windows XP to configure the wireless network settings. (To use this
function, you must upgrade the OS with sp1).
If you want to use Windows XP to configure wireless network settings, just exit
the utility. Right-click the icon
at the bottom of the screen, and click Exit to
exit the utility.
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3.1 Profile
Click the Profile tab of the utility and the Profile screen will appear, figure 3-1.
The Profile screen provides tools to:
• Add a Profile
• Delete a profile
• Edit a profile
• Activate a profile
Figure 3-1 Profile Tab
To create a new profile, click the Add button on the Profile tab, the Profile
configuration screen will appear as shown in figure 3-2.
To edit a profile, highlight the desired profile name on Profile Name list, and click
the Edit button, the Profile configuration screen will appear shown in figure 3-1.
To delete a profile, highlight the desired profile name on Profile Name list, and
click the Delete button.
To switch to another profile, highlight the desired profile name on Profile Name
list, and click the Activate button.
Note: Do not forget to click the Apply button when you create a new profile for connection.
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3.1.1 Add or Edit a Configuration Profile
To add a new configuration profile, click Add button on the Profile Management
tab. To modify a configuration profile, select the configuration from the Profile
list and click Edit. The Profile Management dialog box will display a screen
similar to that shown in Figure 3-2.
1. Edit the Configuration tab
• Profile Name - Identifies the configuration profile. This name must be
unique. Profile names are not case-sensitive.
• SSID - The IEEE 802.11 wireless network name. This field has a
maximum limit of 32 characters.
• PSM (Power Save Mode)
• CAM (Constantly Awake Mode) – Continuous Access Mode.
• PSM (Power Saving Mode) - Power Saving mode.
• Network Type – Displays the wireless mode, either Ad-hoc or
Infrastructure mode
• Preamble – Specifies the preamble setting in 802.11b. The default
setting is Auto Switch (access point mode), which allows both short
and long headers in the 802.11b frames. The adapter can only use
short radio headers if the access point supports and uses them.
• RTS Threshold – Default is 2312.
• Fragment Threshold – Default is 2312.
• Ad-hoc mode – Displays the wireless mode, either Only 802.11B or
802.11B/G mode.
• Channel – Shows the current channel in use. This field determines
which operating frequency will be used.
Figure 3-2 Add Profile - configuration
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2. Edit the Authentication and Security tab
Figure 3-3 Add Profile – configuration
• Authentication Type – Three options, Open System, Shared-Key
System or LEAP.
• 802.1x Setting – It enables when Authentication Type is setting to
WPA/WPA2.
• Encryption – Displays which encryption type that the driver is using.
When you select Open System, Shared-Key System as Network
Authentication, there are two options: WEP and Disabled. If you
select WPA-PSK as Network Authentication, there are TKIP and AES
options instead of WEP and Disabled.
• Wep Key – Key #1, Key #2, Key #3, Key #4, the Key groups. You can
enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F) or 5
ASCII characters for 64-bit (also called 40bits) encryption. You can
enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F) or 13
ASCII characters for 128-bit (also called 104bits) encryption.
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3.2 Link Status
The Link Status tab displays the adapter’s current status.
Figure 3-4 Link Status
The following table describes the items found on the Network Status screen.
• Status - Shows whether the station is connected to the wireless network,
if not connected, display RF is closed; if connected, display AP name and
BSSID.
• Extra Info - Shows link status and the current channel in use.
• Link Speed - Shows the current max Transfer rate, unit is Mbit/sec.
• Throughput - Displays Tx and Rx rate, unit is Kbits/sec.
• Link Quality - Shows the quality of the signal.
• Signal Strength - Shows the strength of the signal.
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3.3 Site Survey
Click the Site Survey tab of the Utility and the Site Survey screen will appear,
figure 3-5. On the Site Survey screen you can scan the Available Infrastructure
and Ad Hoc Networks.
Figure 3-5 Site Survey tab
Click the Rescan button to refresh the list at any time. Highlight an SSID and
click the Connect button to connect to an available network.
3.4 Statistics
The Statistics tab shows receiving and transmitting statistical information for the
following receive and transmit diagnostics for frames received by or transmitted
to the wireless network adapter. Click the Reset Counter button to reset the
count of the statistics information.
Figure 3-6 Statistics tab
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3.5 Advanced
On this Screen, you can configure the WEP key or view the configured WEP key.
Figure 3-7 Advanced
• Wireless mode - Displays the wireless mode, either 802.11B/G mix or
802.11B only.
• B/G Protection - There are three options: either Auto or On, or Off.
• TxRate - Shows the current Transfer rate.
• TxBURST - It can translate more data when it enable.
• Fast Roaming at - Roaming will disable when Transmit Power is below
some dBm.
• Turn off RF - The wireless radio of this adapter can be enabled or
disabled. You can turn the wireless radio off by selecting the check-box.
• Apply - Click the Apply button to save the current setting.
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3.6 About
This screen displays some information about this adapter, including Driver Date,
Driver Version, Utility Date, Utility Version, MAC Address, IP Address, SubMask,
Power Save mode and Preamble.
• Utility Version - The version of this utility.
• Utility Date - The creation date of this utility.
• Driver Version - The version of the wireless network adapter driver.
• Driver Date - The creation date of the wireless network adapter driver.
• EEPROM Version - The version of this EEPROM.
• IP Address - The IP address of the wireless network.
• Phy_Address - The MAC address of the wireless network adapter.
• SubMask - The subnet mask of the wireless network.
• Default Gateway - The default gateway of the wireless network.
Figure 3-8 About
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3.7 An example for application
Suppose you have an installed and using AP, the SSID is DYNALINK and it adopts
64-bit encryption with the key 0123456789. To establish a connection with this
AP, you should follow these steps below:
1. Launch DYWUK54 Wireless Client Utility.
2. Click the Profile tab of the utility and click the New button on the screen
that appears.
3. The Profile configuration screen will appear, please enter Test for the
Profile Name, DYNALINK for the SSID, select Infrastructure for the
Network Mode, select WEP for the Data Encryption and enter 0123456789
for Network key.
4. Click OK to save this profile.
5. Click Apply on the Profile screen. The utility will establish a connection
with this AP by configured profile.
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Appendix A: Specifications
Normal
Interface
A-type USB 2.0 Connector
Standards
IEEE802.11b; IEEE802.11g
Operating System
Windows 98Se, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
Transmission Distance
In door up to 100m, out door up to 300m (it is limited to the environment).
Radio Data Rate
54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps or 11/5.5/3/2/1Mbps (Auto Rate Sensing)
Modulation
1M DBPSK; 2M DQPSK; 5.5M, 11M CCK; 6M, 9M, 12M, 18M, 24M, 36M, 48M,
54M OFDM;
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA with ACK
Transmit Power
22dBm (Typical)
Data Security
WPA; 64/128 BIT WEP; TKIP/AES; IEEE802.1x authentication, WPA2
Frequency
2.4 ~ 2.4835GHz
Spread Spectrum
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Power Consumption
Typically 480mA in full Transmit (TX), 420mA in full Receive (RX)
Safety & Emissions
FCC, CE
Physical Environmental
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Operating Temp
0oC~40oC (32oF~104oF)
Storage Temp
-40oC – 70oC (-40oF~158oF)
Humidity
10% - 95% RH, Non-condensing
Dimensions (WxDxH)
86x26x12 mm
Appendix B: Glossary
•
802.11b – The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spreadspectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption
for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.
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802.11g – specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS)
technology, using OFDM modulation and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and backward
compatibility with IEEE 802.11b devices, and WEP encryption for security.
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Ad-hoc Network – An ad-hoc network is a group of computers, each with a wireless adapter, connected as an
independent 802.11 wireless LAN. Ad-hoc wireless computers operate on a peer-to-peer basis, communicating
directly with each other without the use of an access point. Ad-hoc mode is also referred to as an Independent
Basic Service Set (IBSS) or as peer-to-peer mode, and is useful at a departmental scale or SOHO operation.
•
DSSS (Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum) – DSSS generates a redundant bit pattern for all data transmitted.
This bit pattern is called a chip (or chipping code). Even if one or more bits in the chip are damaged during
transmission, statistical techniques embedded in the receiver can recover the original data without the
need for retransmission. To an unintended receiver, DSSS appears as low power wideband noise and is
rejected (ignored) by most narrowband receivers. However, to an intended receiver (i.e. another wireless
LAN endpoint), the DSSS signal is recognized as the only valid signal, and interference is inherently rejected
(ignored).
•
FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) – FHSS continuously changes (hops) the carrier frequency of a
conventional carrier several times per second according to a pseudo-random set of channels. Because a fixed
frequency is not used, and only the transmitter and receiver know the hop patterns, interception of FHSS is
extremely difficult.
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Infrastructure Network – An infrastructure network is a group of computers or other devices, each with
a wireless adapter, connected as an 802.11 wireless LAN. In infrastructure mode, the wireless devices
communicate with each other and to a wired network by first going through an access point. An infrastructure
wireless network connected to a wired network is referred to as a Basic Service Set (BSS). A set of two or more
BSS in a single network is referred to as an Extended Service Set (ESS). Infrastructure mode is useful at a
corporation scale, or when it is necessary to connect the wired and wireless networks.
•
Spread Spectrum – Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by
the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-critical communications systems. It is designed to trade off
bandwidth efficiency for reliability, integrity, and security. In other words, more bandwidth is consumed
than in the case of narrowband transmission, but the trade off produces a signal that is, in effect, louder and
thus easier to detect, provided that the receiver knows the parameters of the spread-spectrum signal being
broadcast. If a receiver is not tuned to the right frequency, a spread-spectrum signal looks like background
noise. There are two main alternatives, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency Hopping
Spread Spectrum (FHSS).
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SSID – A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key identifying a
wireless local area network. For the wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other, all devices
must be configured with the same SSID. This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card. It
corresponds to the ESSID in the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name.
•
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) – A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or 152-bit shared
key algorithm, as described in the IEEE 802.11 standard.
•
Wi-Fi – A trade name for the 802.11b wireless networking standard, given by the Wireless Ethernet
Compatibility Alliance (WECA, see http://www.wi-fi.net), an industry standards group promoting
interoperability among 802.11b devices.
•
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) – A group of computers and associated devices communicate with each
other wirelessly, which network serving users are limited in a local area.
•
WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) – A wireless security protocol use TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)
encryption, which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server.
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