Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User`s Guide

Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User`s Guide
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
User's Guide
Supported wireless adapters:
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiFi Link 5300
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5100
WiFi Link 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PRO/Wireless 3945_BG Network Connection
With your WiFi network card, you can access WiFi networks, share files or printers, or even
share your Internet connection. All of these features can be explored using a WiFi network in
your home or office. This WiFi network solution is designed for both home and business use.
Additional users and features can be added as your networking needs grow and change.
Depending on the model of your Intel WiFi adapter, your adapter is compatible with
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n (draft 2.0) wireless standards. Operating at 5 GHz
or 2.4 GHz frequency at data rates of up to 450 Mbps, you can now connect your computer
to existing high-speed networks that use multiple access points within large or small
environments. Your WiFi adapter maintains automatic data rate control according to the
access point location and signal strength to achieve the fastest possible connection. All of
your wireless network connections are easily managed by the WiFi connection utility. Profiles
that are set up through the WiFi connection utility provide enhanced security measures with
802.1X network authentication.
Table of Contents
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Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
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Connect to a Network
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Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
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Use Profiles
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Set up Security
WiFi Network Overview
Administrator Tool
Create Administrator Packages
Create Profiles
Security Overview
Safety and Regulatory Information
Specifications
Troubleshooting
Glossary
Customer Support
Warranty
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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"IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL USERS OR DISTRIBUTORS:
Intel wireless LAN adapters are engineered, manufactured, tested, and quality checked to
ensure that they meet all necessary local and governmental regulatory agency requirements
for the regions that they are designated and/or marked to ship into. Because wireless LANs
are generally unlicensed devices that share spectrum with radars, satellites, and other
licensed and unlicensed devices, it is sometimes necessary to dynamically detect, avoid, and
limit usage to avoid interference with these devices. In many instances Intel is required to
provide test data to prove regional and local compliance to regional and governmental
regulations before certification or approval to use the product is granted. Intel's wireless
LAN's EEPROM, firmware, and software driver are designed to carefully control parameters
that affect radio operation and to ensure electromagnetic compliance (EMC). These
parameters include, without limitation, RF power, spectrum usage, channel scanning, and
human exposure.
For these reasons Intel cannot permit any manipulation by third parties of the software
provided in binary format with the wireless LAN adapters (e.g., the EEPROM and firmware).
Furthermore, if you use any patches, utilities, or code with the Intel wireless LAN adapters
that have been manipulated by an unauthorized party (i.e., patches, utilities, or code
(including open source code modifications) which have not been validated by Intel), (i) you
will be solely responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance of the products, (ii) Intel
will bear no liability, under any theory of liability for any issues associated with the modified
products, including without limitation, claims under the warranty and/or issues arising from
regulatory non-compliance, and (iii) Intel will not provide or be required to assist in
providing support to any third parties for such modified products.
Note: Many regulatory agencies consider Wireless LAN adapters to be "modules", and
accordingly, condition system-level regulatory approval upon receipt and review of test data
documenting that the antennas and system configuration do not cause the EMC and radio
operation to be non-compliant."
August 14 , 2009
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Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility as your Wireless Manager
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility from the Taskbar
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Taskbar Icons
Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Main Window
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First Time Connection
WiFi Networks list
Connection Status Icons
Network Properties
Connection Details
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Menus
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Tools Menu
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Application Settings
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Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
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Manual Diagnostics Tool
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Administrator Tool
Advanced Menu
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Adapter Settings
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Advanced Statistics
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Use Windows to Manage WiFi
Profiles Menu
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Manage Profiles
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Manage Exclusions
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Profile Features
Turn Wireless Radio On or Off
Installing Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Install Additional Software Features
Remove Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility as Your
Wireless Manager
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software is used to set up, edit, and manage WiFi network profiles to
connect to WiFi networks. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and
channel selection for setting up ad-hoc WiFi networks.
If you use Microsoft* Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration as your wireless manager, you can
disable it from the Microsoft Windows Wireless Network tab.
To disable Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration as your wireless manager:
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Click Start > Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Click Properties.
Click WiFi Networks.
Verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is not selected.
If it is, clear it.
7. Click OK. This confirms that the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility is configured
to manage your network profiles.
NOTE: Verify that the Application Settings option Notify when another application
uses the WiFi adapter is selected. This option prompts you when Microsoft Windows*
XP Wireless Zero Configuration starts to manage your network profiles.
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
To start the WiFi connection utility, use one of the following methods:
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Click Start > Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility.
Right-click the Taskbar icon
located in the lower right corner of your Windows Desktop to
open the Taskbar menu. Click Configure WiFi.
Double-click the Taskbar icon.
To close the WiFi connection utility from the main window, use one of the following:
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Select File > Exit from the main window.
Click Close.
Click the Close button (X) at the top right corner of the window.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Main Window
The WiFi Connection Utility Main Window lets you:
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View the current connection details (signal quality, speed and current network name).
Scan for available WiFi networks.
Manage profiles.
Auto-connect profiles to available networks in a specific order defined in the Profile list.
Connect to Infrastructure and Device to Device (ad hoc) networks.
Configure adapter settings.
Troubleshoot wireless connection problems.
Connection Details
On the main window, click Details to view detailed parameters of the access point and network
adapter. The Connection Details window displays the current network connection information. See
Connection Details for a complete description.
The Taskbar icon also indicates the current connection status. See Taskbar Icons.
Main Window Connection Status Icons
The connection status icons indicate the current connection status of your WiFi adapter. The
connection status icon displays in the WiFi connection utility main window See Connection Status
Icons.
Profile Management
On the WiFi connection utility main window, click Connect on a WiFi network. Once connected, a
profile is created in the Profiles list. The Profiles List displays the current user profiles in the order
that they are to be applied. Use the up and down arrows to arrange profiles in a specific order to
automatically connect to a WiFi network.
You can also add, edit, and remove profiles from the Profiles list. Click Profiles on the WiFi
connection utility main window.
Different profiles can be configured for each wireless network. Profile settings can include, the
network name (SSID), operating mode, and security settings. See Profile Management for more
information.
Menus
Use the File, Tools, Advanced, Profiles and Help menus to configure your network settings.
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File
Exit: Closes the WiFi connection utility main window.
Tools
Application Settings: Use to set system wide connection preferences. See
Application Settings for information.
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter: Use to resolve wireless network connection
problems. See Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter for more information.
Manual Diagnostics Tool: The Manual Diagnostics Tool lets you run a set of
diagnostics tests that verify the functionality of your WiFi adapter. See Manual
Diagnostics Tool for more information.
Administrator Tool: Used by administrators or the person who has administrator
privileges on this computer to configure shared profiles (Pre-logon/Common,
Persistent, and Voice over IP [VoIP]). The Administrator Tool can also be used by an
Information Technology department to configure user settings within the WiFi
connection utility and to create custom install packages to export to other systems.
See Administrator Tool for more information.
NOTE: The Administrator Tool is available only if it installed during a custom
installation of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software. See Install Additional
Software Features for more information on custom installation.
Advanced Adapter Settings: Displays Adapter Settings that are equivalent to the settings in
the Microsoft Windows Advanced settings. See Adapter Settings for information.
To access Adapter Settings from Microsoft Windows:
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Double-click Network Connections from the Windows Control Panel.
Right-click the Wireless Network Connection.
Select Properties from the menu.
Click Configure to display the Advanced settings for the adapter.
Advanced Statistics: Select to view detailed information about the WiFi adapter and
connection. See Advanced Statistics for more information.
Use Windows to Manage WiFi: Select to enable Microsoft Windows* XP as the
wireless manager. See Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration for more
information.
Profiles
Manage Profiles: Select to create or edit profiles.
Manage Exclusions: Select to exclude networks from automatic connection. See
Manage Exclusions for more information.
Help
Help: Starts the online help.
About: Displays version information for the currently installed application
components.
Administrator Tool (Tools menu)
The Administrator tool is for administrators or the person who has administrator privileges on this
computer. This tool allows the administrator to restrict what level of control the users of this
computer have over their wireless connections. This tool is used also to configure common (shared)
profiles.
Users cannot modify Administrator settings or profiles unless they have the password for this tool.
A password should be chosen that is secure and not easily guessed.
You can export these settings and profiles as one package to other computers on your network. For
more information, See the Administrator Tool section.
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Administrator Packages The Administrator Packages are used to save administrative profiles
and other settings. For Windows* XP, you can copy or send this selfextracting executable to clients on your network. When it is run, the
contents are installed and configured on the destination computer.
See Administrator Tool Packages.
Application Settings
An administrator can configure the WiFi connection utility Application
Settings to control how the application behaves on the user's
computer, and to select what level of control users have over various
aspects of their wireless connections. See Administrator Tool
Application Settings.
Administrator Profiles
Enable or disable Persistent or Pre-logon/Common profiles and
configure Voice over IP (VoIP) settings on the computer. See
Administrator Tool Profiles.
Adapter Settings
An administrator can select which level of control that users have over
their wireless network connections. See Administrator Tool Adapter
Settings.
EAP-FAST A-ID Groups
An administrator can select which Authority Identifier (A-ID) RADIUS
server to provision Protected Access Credentials (PACs) for profiles
that use EAP-FAST authentication. A-ID groups are shared by all users
of the computer and allow EAP-FAST profiles to support multiple PACs
from multiple A-IDs. See Administrator Tool EAP-FAST A-ID Groups.
Change Password
Change the password for the Administrator Tool. See Change
Password for more information.
Close
Closes the page.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
Use Windows to Manage WiFi (Advanced menu)
The Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration feature provides a built-in wireless
configuration utility. This feature can be enabled and disabled within the WiFi connection utility.
Click Use Windows to manage WiFi on the Advanced menu. If Windows* XP Wireless Zero
Configuration is enabled, the features in the WiFi connection utility are disabled. To let the WiFi
connection utility manage your WiFi connections, click Enable WiFi Control on the main window.
Installing Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Typical Installation
The following components are installed in a Typical installation.
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The WiFi connection utility driver. You can choose to install the driver only if desired. This is
the minimal installation.
The WiFi connection utility. For a Typical installation, this includes the following:
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
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Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
NOTE: If you plan to use Novell Client* for Windows, it should be installed prior to
installation of the WiFi connection utility. If the WiFi connection utility is already
installed, you should remove it prior to installation of Novell Client for Windows.
Custom Installation
The following features are available to install during a Custom installation. Of these, Wi-Fi
Protected Setup* and Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter are also installed in a typical installation.
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Administrator Tool
WMI Support
Single Sign On
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Pre-logon Connect
WiFi Protected Setup
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Administrator Tool: Installs the Administrator Tool to the Tools menu. This tool is used to
configure common (shared) profiles. The Administrator Tool is also used by an Information
Technology department to enable or disable features within the WiFi connection utility.
WMI Support: Windows Management Instrumentation functionality allows administrators who do
not have the WiFi connection utility installed to manage remotely clients that do have the WiFi
connection utility installed.
Single Sign On: Installs the Single Sign On Pre-Login Connect feature. This tool is used to
configure common (shared) profiles with the Administrator Tool. Single Sign On is targeted to the
enterprise environment where users log on to their computer with a user name, password, and
typically a domain. Fast User Switching does not support domain log on. The Fast User Switching
and the Windows* XP Welcome Screen are disabled when Single Sign On support is installed.
NOTE: Windows Fast User Switching is enabled by default if you use Windows* XP
Home Edition. It is targeted for the home user. Fast User Switching is also available on
Windows* XP Professional if you install it on a stand-alone or workgroup-connected
computer. If a computer running Windows* XP Professional is added to a domain, then
Fast User Switching option is not available.
Pre-logon Connect: A Pre-logon/Common profile is active once a user logs onto the computer. Prelogon Connect establishes a wireless connection prior to user logon to Windows. This feature is
installed with Single Sign On.
WiFi Protected Setup: Installed as part of a Typical installation, this feature detects when a
compatible wireless router is present and provides easy connection to it.
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter: Provides valuable assistance in resolving wireless WiFi
connection problems.
To install these features, select Custom during installation. Follow the instructions below to install
features. If the WiFi connection utility is already installed, see the post-installation instructions.
Install Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
1. Insert the Installation CD in your CD drive.
2. The installer presents the message:
Welcome to the Intel® PROSet Wireless Tools Installation Wizard. Click Next.
3. The next message displays:
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
Click Next.
4. Read the license agreement.
5. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement. You can click Print if you want a
printed copy of the agreement. Then click Next.
6. Click Next to accept the default install destination folder. Otherwise, click Change to specify
a different location. Then click OK and Next.
7. Click Typical or Custom. If you click Typical, proceed to step 9.
8. If performing a Custom installation, select from the list of features to install. See Custom
Installation for an explanation of the available features. For each feature, you can select:
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This feature will be installed on the local hard drive.
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This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on the local hard drive.
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The feature will not be available.
9. Click Next.
10. The installation may take several minutes. When the installation completes, the message
InstallShield Wizard Completed displays. Click Finish.
11. You may be asked to reboot the computer. If so, you should reboot you computer now. Click
Yes to do so, or No to reboot later.
Install Additional Software Features
If the WiFi connection utility is already installed, follow the instructions below to add the
Administrator Tool and Pre-logon Connect:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Intel PROSet/Wireless
WiFi Software.
2. Click Change.
3. The next message displays:
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
Click Next.
4. Click Modify. Then click Next.
5. Click the red X next to any of the features not currently installed that you want to install.
6. For each feature you want to install, click one of the following choices, as appropriate:
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This feature will be installed on the local hard drive.
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This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on the local hard drive.
7. Click Next.
8. The installation may take several minutes. When the installation completes, the message
InstallShield Wizard Completed displays. Click Finish.
9. You may be asked to reboot the computer. If so, you should reboot you computer now. Click
Yes to do so, or No to reboot later.
Remove Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
To uninstall the WiFi connection utility:
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Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
Click Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
Click Change.
The next message displays:
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
Click Next.
5. Click Remove.
6. Click Next.
7. The next message appears. Make your selection from the list and click Next.
Save User Defined Settings. Choose what to do with your current application settings:
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Save. Save settings and files applicable to the current version of the application.
Convert and Save. Save settings and files in the format compatible with Intel®
PROSet/Wireless versions 10 and 11.
Remove. Do not save application settings.
8. The removal may take several minutes. After the software is removed, the message
InstallShield Wizard Completed displays. Click Finish.
9. You may be asked to reboot the computer. If so, you should reboot you computer now. Click
Yes to do so, or No to reboot later.
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Taskbar Icon
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Taskbar Menu Options
Taskbar Icons
Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility from Taskbar
Taskbar Menu Options
The Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility status icon displays on the Taskbar located in the lower right
corner of your Windows desktop. This icon looks like this:
Right-click the status icon to display the menu options.
If the WiFi connection utility is managing your WiFi connections, then the following menu options appear.
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Configure WiFi
Click to open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and configure your
WiFi connections.
WiFi On
Click to turn on the Intel WiFi adapter. The adapter will conduct a search for networks
and may connect to a specific network, depending on the application settings.
WiFi On, 802.11a Off
This optional menu item may be present, depending on the computer manufacturer
and whether the WiFi adapter supports band 802.11a or not. If present, this lets you
turn on the WiFi radio (band b or g), but turn off the 802.11a band. See Turn Radio
On or Off for more information.
WiFi Off
Click to turn off the Intel WiFi adapter. If you are currently connected to a WiFi
network and you click WiFi Off, your WiFi network connection will be closed.
Connect to Profile
Displays the current profiles in the Profiles list. Click on a profile to connect to it.
Add New Device
This command lets you add a new device (for example, a laptop) using Wi-Fi
Protected Setup*. The availability of this command on your computer means that
your computer is already configured as a Wi-Fi Protected Setup registrar (using the
WiFi connection utility). See Add an New Device.
If Windows Zero Configuration manager is managing your WiFi connections, then the following menu options appear.
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Open Wireless Zero
Configuration
Click to open Windows Zero Configuration, the wireless connections manager
provided by Windows*. Only available if you have selected Use Windows to
Manage WiFi at the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Advanced menu.
WiFi On
Click to turn on the Intel WiFi adapter. The adapter will conduct a search for networks
and may connect to a specific network, depending on the application settings.
WiFi Off
Click to turn off the Intel WiFi adapter. If you are currently connected to a WiFi
network and you click WiFi Off, your WiFi network connection will be closed.
Connect to Profile
Displays the current profiles in the Profiles list. Click on a profile to connect to it.
Add New Device
This command lets you add a new device (for example, a laptop) using Wi-Fi
Protected Setup*. The availability of this command on your computer means that
your computer is already configured as a Wi-Fi Protected Setup registrar (using the
WiFi connection utility). See Add an New Device.
Enable WiFi Control
Click to assign management of your WiFi connections to the WiFi connection utility.
Wireless Zero Configuration manager will no longer manage your connections. If you
want to assign management of your WiFi connections back to Wireless Zero
Configuration manager, open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software, and under
the Advanced menu, click Use Windows to Manage WiFi.
Taskbar Icons
The Taskbar icon
provides visual indication of the current WiFi connection state. The connection status icon is
located on the lower right corner of your Windows desktop. The Taskbar icon can be set to display or be hidden in
the Tools Menu Application Settings.
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WiFi Off: The WiFi adapter currently is off. The WiFi adapter does not
transmit or receive while it is off. Click WiFi On to enable the
adapter. The icon is white and static.
Searching for WiFi networks: The WiFi adapter searches for any
available WiFi networks. The icon is white with animation.
No WiFi networks found: There are no available WiFi networks
found. Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility periodically
scans for available networks. If you want to force a scan, double-click
the icon to launch Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and
click Refresh. The icon is red.
WiFi networks found: An available WiFi network is found. Doubleclick the icon to display the WiFi Networks list. Select the network.
Click Connect. The icon is yellow.
Authentication failed: Unable to authenticate with WiFi network.
The icon is green with a yellow warning triangle.
Connecting to a WiFi network: Flashes while an IP address is
being obtained or if an error occurs.
Connected to a WiFi network: Connected to a WiFi network. Tool
tip displays network name, speed, signal quality and IP address. The
icon is green with waves that reflect signal quality. The more waves,
the better the signal quality.
Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts
The Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts provide feedback and interaction. To display Tool Tips, move your mouse pointer
over the icon. Desktop alerts are displayed when your WiFi network changes state. For example, if you are out of
range of any WiFi networks, a desktop alert is displayed when you come into range.
Select Show Information Notifications in the Application Settings to enable desktop alerts.
Tool Tips
Tool tips display when the mouse pointer rolls over the icon. The tool tips display text for each of the connection
states.
Desktop Alerts
When user action is required, a desktop alert displays. If you click the alert, then an appropriate action is taken. For
example when WiFi networks are found, the following alert displays:
Action: Click the desktop alert to connect to a network in the WiFi Networks list.
Once connected, the alert displays the WiFi network that you are connected to, the speed of the connection, signal
quality and IP address.
Desktop alerts are also used to indicate if there is a connection problem. Click the alert to open the Intel® Wireless
Troubleshooter.
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software from Taskbar
To start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software:
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located in the lower right corner of your Windows desktop, or
, and select Configure WiFi.
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Get Connected
Connect to a WiFi Network
First Time Connection
Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
Configure an Access Point and set up a WiFi Network
Connect an Enrollee to a WiFi Network or Access Point
Add an Enrollee to a WiFi Network at the Registrar
Other Wireless Managers
Connect to a WiFi Network
You can connect to a WiFi network with one of the following methods.
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Automatic connection: If an existing profile matches an available network, you are automatically
connected to that wireless network.
Configure a new profile: Select a wireless network from the list of WiFi networks in the Intel®
PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window. Click Connect. If you successfully connect, a
profile is created in the Profiles list for future use.
Connect to a profile in the Profiles list: You can select a profile from the Profiles list. To activate
it, click Connect. This lets you connect to a network that is lower in the list (if it is available).
Right-click the Taskbar icon located in the lower right corner of your Windows desktop. Click
Connect to Profile. A list of previously configured profiles is listed. Select a profile.
First Time Connection
The WiFi connection utility automatically detects WiFi networks that are within range of your WiFi adapter.
When a network is found, a desktop alert notification displays: WiFi networks found. See Taskbar Icons
for more information.
1. Double-click the desktop alert to open the WiFi connection utility main window.
2. Select a network from the WiFi Networks list.
3. Click Connect. If the network does not require security authentication, a desktop alert notifies you
that you are connected to the network. See Main Window and Taskbar for more information about
the taskbar menu and icons.
4. If the network has security enabled, the Profile Wizard opens the Configure WiFi Settings window.
This guides you through the process of creating a WiFi profile for this network. After a profile is
created, connecting to this network in the future will be much easier.
5. You are requested to specify a Profile Name. The Profile Name is your name for this network. You
can accept the existing profile name if present, or enter one. The profile name can be anything that
helps you identify this network. For example, My Home Network, Coffee Shop on A Street.
6. You are requested to specify WiFi Network Name (SSID): This contains the network identifier
name. This is a unique identifier that differentiates one WiFi network from another. If one is already
entered, you can keep that.
7. Click Next. The Profile Wizard then detects the security settings of this network. The information you
enter depends on those security settings. For information about security settings, see Security
Settings. For more information about keys and passwords, see Network Keys. For more information
about profiles, see Profiles. You may need to contact the network administrator for the information
needed to log into this network.
8. After entering the required information, click OK to connect to the wireless network.
See Main Window for more information.
Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup* to Configure or Join a Network
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Configure an access point and set up a network
Connect an enrollee (computer) to a network or access point
Add an enrollee to a network at the registrar
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility implements Wi-Fi Protected Setup* to permit easy and
secure set up and management of a WiFi network. You can use this capability to initially set up a wireless
network and to introduce new devices to the network. Wi-Fi Protected Setup simplifies the set up process
and at same time helps ensure that the network is configured securely. The following terms are used in this
discussion.
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Access Point: A device that connects wireless devices to a network. The access point is configured
with the necessary network name (SSID) and security credentials.
Enrollee: A device that seeks to join an access point or wireless network, but does not have the
password or key for the access point or network. Once the computer obtains the valid password or
key, it becomes a member of the wireless network. The WiFi connection utility can be configured to
operate as an enrollee for a supported access point.
Registrar: A registrar is a logical entity (usually a computer) that allows other devices (usually
computers) to join the wireless network. The WiFi connection utility can be configured to operate as a
registrar for a supported access point(s). The registrar securely transfers the access point key or
password automatically.
A new wireless network is established by configuring the access point, connecting the desired computers
equipped with WiFi adapters, and optionally attaching external network connectivity (i.e. the Internet,
typically by connecting the access point to a DSL or cable modem, or equivalent).
Configure an Access Point and Set up a WiFi Network
The following steps will configure this computer as a registrar for a secure network or access point.
1. Locate the device ownership password for the access point. This is set by the manufacturer of the
access point. The password is often located on a label on the bottom of the device.
2. Turn on the network access point.
3. At the computer that you want to establish as the registrar, turn on the WiFi connection utility.
4. In the WiFi connection utility, click Tools > Application Settings.
5. In the Application Settings area under Wi-Fi Protected Setup, turn on Enable device registration.
6. The next message tells you that one or more compatible devices are within range of your computer.
Click this message. (Or, you can select the network from the WiFi Networks list in the WiFi
connection utility main window.)
7. At the next window, on the Available Networks list, select the network that you want to connect to.
The listed networks depends on what is detected. Click Next.
8. At the next window, enter the Device Ownership Password that you retrieved from the access point
in step 1. Click Next to continue.
9. The next window shown displays the Network Name, Security Type, and Password. If the access
point is already configured, it is grayed out; proceed to step 10. If the access point is not configured
(fields are not grayed out), proceed to step 11.
10. After a few seconds the following message is displayed:
The access point is already configured. Do you want to reconfigure it?
If you do not want to reconfigure the access point, select No. The software joins the network, makes
the connection, and creates a profile. It then exits and this procedure is completed. If you want to
reconfigure the access point, select Yes.
11. The next window is displayed. The first field shows the name of the access point. This is by default
the Network Name (SSID). In this example we have reset it to MyWPS. You can name it whatever
you want.
12. In the Security Type field, select the security type you want.
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WPA* Personal requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point
and clients. This PSK authenticates a password or identifying code, on both the client station
and the access point. An authentication server is not needed.
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WPA2* is the second generation of WPA security that provides enterprise and consumer
wireless users with a high level of assurance that only authorized users can access their WiFi
networks. Here we have selected WPA2 Personal security. You can use Intel® PROSet/Wireless
WiFi Connection Utility profiles to obtain the WiFi network name (SSID) and WPA2-Personal
pass phrase to use for a legacy device.
13. The third field is the Password (Key). The password shown is randomly generated or preconfigured, you can change it to whatever password you want. However you should use a robust key
for improved security. It must have between 8 and 63 characters. When you have completed this
step, click Next.
The following windows show the configuration of the access point and the registrar.
14. After the network receives the Ownership Password, you are notified that you have Successfully
connected to <name of wireless network>. Click Finish. This process completes configuration of
the access point and the registrar.
15. If you want to save these settings to a profile for future use by a legacy client, click Save wireless
settings. The profile settings are saved to a text file (txt) on your local hard drive. The file is saved
to your local C:\ drive by default. Accept the default save location or click Browse to choose another
location on your computer.
Next, you can connect an enrollee (computer) to the network using the registrar.
Connect an Enrollee to a WiFi Network or Access Point
Perform these steps to connect an enrollee to the network you just created. This assumes that the registrar
computer is running the WiFi connection utility.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES security must
be selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and troubleshooting.
1. At the enrollee you want to connect the network, a message tells you that one or more access points
with Wi-Fi Protected Setup capability is within range of your wireless computer. Click on this
message. (Or, you can select the network from the WiFi Networks list in the WiFi connection utility
main window.)
2. The WiFi Protected Setup Wizard start up page opens. Use the Available Networks list to select
the network that you want to connect to (in this example it is MyWPS). Then click Next.
3. The Discovery window opens. The enrollee that you want to connect to the network discovers the
registrar for the network. Assuming that the Discovery process succeeds, the name of the registrar
or access point is displayed.
4. The next window appears, displaying the Device Password (enrollee password). The password
displayed at the enrollee is a unique, randomly generated temporary password for the enrollee. This
password is used to ask permission to connect to the network access point. (The password shown
below is an example only.).
5. At the registrar, enter the password provided by the enrollee. Then click Next.
NOTE: This process assumes that the registrar is running the WiFi connection utility; the process and
windows displayed at the registrar may be different for software from other vendors. Some access
points may have a built in registrar.
6. The next window lists the profile for this network. The selected profile will be sent to the enrollee,
granting it access to the network. Only supported profiles are displayed. Supported profiles are those
based on WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, and Open (None) security. Select the profile and click Next to
finalize the enrollment process.
7. The last window shows that the enrollee registration with the registrar is complete. Click Finish.
8. At the enrollee, click Next. At the enrollee, you are notified when you have Successfully connected
to <name of wireless network>. Click Finish.
Add an Enrollee to an Existing WiFi Network at the Registrar
This following procedure lets you add an enrollee to an existing WiFi network, where the access point is
already configured and the registrar has already joined the AP.
NOTE: This process assumes that the registrar is running the WiFi connection utility; the process and
windows displayed at the registrar may be different for software from other vendors.
1. Get the Device Password for the enrollee computer that you want to add to the network.
2. At the task tray icon for the WiFi connection utility, right-click and select Add New Device.
3. Perform steps 5 through 8 of the procedure Connect an Enrollee to a Network or Access Point.
Other Wireless Managers
If the WiFi connection utility detects another software application trying to communicate with the wireless
device, you are notified of this behavior.
Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration
To switch from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility to the Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless
Zero Configuration, perform these steps:
1. At the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window, under the Advanced menu,
select Use Windows to Manage WiFi.
2. At the prompt window, you are queried: Do you want Windows to manage your WiFi network
connections? Click Yes.
3. Click Close to close the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
4. Right-click on the taskbar icon and select Open Wireless Zero Configuration.
NOTE: Any wireless profiles created in the WiFi connection utility are not visible in Microsoft
Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration. If you want to use your Intel wireless profiles, click
Enable WiFi control on the main window.
When you are finished using the Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration, you can switch back
to the WiFi connection utility To do this, click Enable WiFi control on the WiFi connection utility main
window.
Third-Party Wireless Software
If you use software provided by a hotspot location (coffee shop, airport terminal), the WiFi connection
utility notifies you and then disables itself. It cannot manage the wireless device when another wireless
manager communicates with the wireless device. To take advantage of the WiFi connection utility features,
you want to disable or remove this software when you leave the hotspot.
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WiFi Networks list
The WiFi Networks list displays a list of WiFi networks within range of the adapter. To update
the list, click Refresh to rescan for WiFi networks.
How to Access
The available network list is shown on the main window.
Name
Description
WiFi Networks ( )
The number within the parentheses designates the number of
wireless network found within range of your wireless network
adapter.
The signal strength of the wireless network access point or
computer (Device to Device [ad hoc] mode). The signal strength
icon bars indicate that the wireless network or computer is
available for connection but is still not associated with an access
point or computer (Device to Device [ad hoc] mode).
Network Name
Network Name (SSID): The name of the network that the
adapter is connected to. The Network Name (SSID) must be the
same as the SSID of the access point.
If an access point does not broadcast its network name (SSID) or
the WiFi adapter receives a hidden network name from a stealth
access point, <SSID not broadcast> is displayed in the WiFi
Networks list. To associate with an <SSID not broadcast>
network entry, a new profile must be created before connection.
After connection, the <SSID not broadcast> is still displayed in
the WiFi Networks list. The associated SSID profile is viewed in
the Profiles list.
Status
Notification that the adapter is connecting to the WiFi network.
Once connected, the status is changed to Connected.
Profiles: Identifies a network in the WiFi Networks list that is
connected and has a profile in the profiles list.
The WiFi network uses Network (Infrastructure) mode.
The WiFi network uses Device to Device (ad hoc) mode.
The WiFi network uses Security encryption.
The band frequency being used by the wireless network
(802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n).
The WiFi network is on the Exclude list or the profile is configured
for Manual connection. When set to Manual in the profile,
connection to network or an access point is not automatic.
Double-click on the network in the list to connect to it.
Connect
(Disconnect)
Click to connect to a WiFi network. Once connected, the button
changes to Disconnect.
Lists the network names of the available networks and profiles.
The network status icons indicate the current connection status.
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If the selected network has 802.1X authentication, the
Profile Wizard General Settings opens. If the network has
no WEP security (Open), WEP 64-bit or 128-bit encryption,
or pre-shared key (PSK), click Connect.
If a PSK or WEP password are required, you are prompted
to enter this information prior to connection. If you need to
add security settings, click Advanced to access the
Create WiFi Profile General Settings. See First Time
Connection for more information.
Properties
Provides detailed information about the connected network and
its access points. See Network Properties for information.
Refresh
Refreshes the list of available networks. If any new networks are
available within range of the adapter, the list is updated to show
the new network name.
Profiles
Opens the Profiles window, from where you can manage profiles.
WiFi On / WiFi Off
Switch the WiFi radio off and on. See Turn WiFi On or Off for
more information.
Close
Closes the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main
window.
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Connection Status Icons
The connection status icons indicate the current connection status of your WiFi adapter. The connection status icon displays in the
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window. The Taskbar icon also indicates the current connection status. See
Taskbar Icons for more information.
Icon
Description
WiFi turned off: The WiFi adapter radio is turned off. Click the WiFi On button to turn on the radio.
Indicates connection problems including authentication failures.
Searching for WiFi networks: The WiFi adapter is scanning for any available WiFi networks.
Animated Icons:
No WiFi networks found: The adapter does not find any available WiFi networks.
WiFi network found: An available WiFi network is found. You can choose to connect to available networks
displayed in the WiFi Networks list.
Connecting to a WiFi network: You are connecting to a WiFi network. The crescent shaped curves switch
between green and white until an IP Address is obtained or if a connection error occurs.
Connected to a WiFi network: You are connected to a WiFi network. The network name, speed, signal quality,
and IP address display the current connection status. Click the Details button to display details of the current
network connection.
Network Name
Name (Profile Name or SSID): The name of the network that the adapter is connected to. The Name column
displays the SSID or the Profile name if a profile for the network is available.
Signal Quality
The signal strength icon bars indicate the quality of the transmit and receive signals between your WiFi adapter
and the access point or computer in Device to Device (ad hoc) mode. The number of vertical green bars indicates
the strength of the transmit and receive signals.
NOTE: The signal strength is displayed for the closest AP for networks that contains multiple APs.
The signal strength ranges from excellent to out of range. The following factors affect signal strength:
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Signal quality decreases with distance and is affected by metal and concrete barriers.
Metal objects can reflect signals and cause interference.
Other electrical devices can cause interference.
Properties
Provides adapter connection status information. See Network Properties for information.
WiFi On/
WiFi Off/WiFi
On, 802.11a Off
Indicates the state of the WiFi radio, on or off. This drop-down also lets you switch the radio on or off. Depending
on the WiFi adapter and the OEM computer manufacturer, this drop-down may have a third choice: WiFi On,
802.11a Off. If present, this lets you turn on the WiFi radio (band b or g), but turn off the 802.11a band. See
Turn Radio On or Off for more information.
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Closes the main window.
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Network Properties
Network Properties
Manage Exclusions
This Network Properties window provides detailed information about the selected network.
How to Access
Click Properties at the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window to see
detailed information about the selected network and its access points. This screen shows
you information about this network, information about the access points, and also lets you
open up the Exclude List Management screen. On the Exclude List Management screen, you
can add profiles to be excluded from automatic connection.
Network Properties Details
Name
Description
Network Name
Displays the WiFi network name.
Band
Current band and frequency being used. Displays Out
of Range if no band and frequency are displayed.
The following bands are listed:
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802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Operation Mode
Displays the current mode:
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Network (Infrastructure)
A wireless network centered around an
access point. In this environment, the
access point not only provides
communication with the wired network, but
also mediates wireless network traffic in
the immediate neighborhood.
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Device to Device (ad hoc)
A communication configuration in which
every computer has the same capabilities,
and any computer can initiate a
communication session. Also known as a
peer-to-peer network or a computer-tocomputer network.
Authentication Level
Displays the current authentication security mode for
the network being used.
The following network authentication levels are listed:
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Open
Shared
WPA-Enterprise
WPA2-Enterprise
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
Displays the authentication used by the currently used
network. See to Security Overview for more information.
Data Encryption
The following Data Encryption settings are listed:
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None
WEP
TKIP
CKIP
AES-CCMP
See to Security Overview for more information.
Access Points in this Network
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Signal Strength: The signal strength icon bars
indicate the strength of the transmit and receive
signals between your WiFi adapter and the
nearest access point.
Displays one of the following icons:
Indicates the band being used (802.11a,
802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n).
Channel: Displays the current transmit and
receive channel being used for a particular
wireless network.
BSSID (Infrastructure operating mode):
Displays the twelve-digit MAC address of the
access point of the selected network.
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Manage Exclusions
See Manage Exclusions for more information. If
network exclusion is enabled (see Application Settings),
then the Network Properties also indicates if the
network is excluded from automatic connection.
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Network Connection Details
When you are connected to a WiFi network, click the Details button on the Intel® PROSet/
Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window to display the Connection Details.
WiFi Connection Details
Name
Description
Profile Name
Name of the WiFi profile.
Network Name
Network Name (SSID) of the current connection.
Signal Quality
A radio frequency (RF) signal can be assessed by two
components:
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signal strength (quantity)
signal quality
The quality of the signal is determined by a
combination of factors. Primarily it is composed of
signal strength and the ratio of the RF noise present.
RF noise occurs both naturally and artificially by
electrical equipment. If the amount of the RF noise is
high, or the signal strength is low, it results in a lower
signal to noise ratio, which causes poorer signal
quality. With a low signal to noise ratio, it is difficult
for the radio receiver to discern the data information
contained in the signal from the noise itself.
Signal Strength
The signal strength icon bars indicate the quality of
the transmit and receive signals between your WiFi
adapter and the access point or computer in Device to
Device (ad hoc) mode. The number of vertical green
bars indicates the strength of the transmit and receive
signals.
NOTE: The signal strength is displayed for the closest
AP for networks that contains multiple APs.
The signal strength ranges from excellent to out of
range. The following factors affect signal strength:
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IP Address
Signal quality decreases with distance and is
affected by metal and concrete barriers.
Metal objects can reflect signals and cause
interference.
Other electrical devices can cause interference.
IPv4 Address: Internet Protocol (IP) address for the
current connection.
IPv6 Address: The next generation IP address is
backward compatible and is designed to fix data
security problems with IPv4. IPv6 increases the
address space from 32 to 128 bits, providing for an
unlimited number of networks and systems. It also
supports quality of service (QoS) parameters for realtime audio and video.
Adapter MAC Address
Media Access Control (MAC) address for the WiFi
adapter.
Band
Indicates the wireless band of the current connection.
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802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Number of Antennas in Use
This indicates the number of antennas currently in
use. This number depends on the band(s) that the
various networks are currently using, the transmit/
receive modes in use on those bands, the signal
strength, and the capabilities of the access point(s).
The user has no direct control over this parameter.
Supported Data Rates
Rates at which the WiFi adapter can send and receive
data. Displays the speed in Mbps for the frequency
being used.
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Radio Frequency
802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, and 11
802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48,
and 54
802.11n: 450, 300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150,
144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667,
72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15,
14.4, 7.2
Displays the frequency of the current wireless
connection.
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802.11a: 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz
802.11b/g: 2.400 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
(dependent on country)
802.11n: 2.400 GHz to 5.00 GHz
Channel Number
Displays the transmit and receive channel.
Network Authentication
Displays Open, Shared, WPA*-Personal, WPA2*Personal, WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise.
Displays the authentication used by the currently used
profile. See Security Overview for more information.
Data Encryption
Displays None, WEP, TKIP or AES-CCMP. See Security
Overview for more information.
802.1X Authentication Type
Displays None, EAP-SIM, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, or
EAP-FAST. See Security Overview for more
information.
802.1X Authentication Protocol Displays None, PAP, GTC, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPV2 or TLS. See Security Overview for more
information.
CCX Version
Version of the Cisco Compatible Extensions on this
wireless connection.
Current Tx Power
The power level at which the WiFi adapter is currently
transmitting, in milliwatts.
Supported Power Levels
These are the power levels that the WiFi adapter is
capable of transmitting. This information is presented
in a range and is dependent on the adapter.
Access Point MAC Address
The Media Access Control (MAC) address for the
associated access point.
Mandatory Access Point
Displays None, if not enabled. If enabled, from the
Mandatory Access Point setting, the access point MAC
address is displayed. This option directs the WiFi
adapter to connect to an access point that uses a
specific MAC address (48-bit 12 hexadecimal digits, for
example, 00:06:25:0E:9D:84).
AP Name
The name of the access point. This name is set by the
person configuring the access point and is typically
limited to 32 characters.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible if IPv6 support is
installed on Windows* XP.
AP IPv4/IPv6 Address
The Interconnect Protocol address (IPv4 or IPv6) for
the access point. IPV6 is the next generation IP
address and is backward compatible and is designed
to fix data security problems with IPv4. IPv6 increases
the address space from 32 to 128 bits, providing for
an unlimited number of networks and systems. It also
supports quality of service (QoS) parameters for realtime audio and video.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible when connected
to a Cisco Systems access point.
AP Signal Strength
The strength of the signal received from the access
point, at the adapter. This value is given in milliwatts
(mW) and may actually be in the picowatts range. This
value varies, based on the distance between the AP
and the adapter, obstacles that may interfere with the
signal, and the power level at which the AP is
transmitting.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible when connected
to a Cisco Systems access point.
AP Noise Level
The radio frequency (RF) noise level present in the
environment that will tend to interfere with the signal
from the access point. RF noise comes from natural
and electrical sources.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible when connected
to a Cisco Systems access point.
Repair
Renews the IP Address. If you have trouble accessing
the network, verify if the IP address is valid. If it is
0.0.0.0 or 169.x.x.x then it is probably not valid. If
your network is set up for automatic network address
assignment, then click Repair and request a new IP
address.
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General Troubleshooting
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Basic Troubleshooting
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Wireless Event Viewer
Manual Diagnostics Tool
Resolving Errors
Basic Troubleshooting
Problem or Symptom
Possible Solution
The wireless network card cannot
connect to the access point.
Ensure that your access point is turned on, and that
you have a profile for the wireless network. The
security settings in your profile must match your
access point’s settings.
Ensure that 802.1X is disabled on both your access
point and your wireless card.
The wireless card drops
connection occasionally.
1. Move closer to the access point.
2. Power cycle access point.
3. Update access point firmware from access point
vendor support site.
4. Update the wireless LAN driver.
Your wireless connection is slower
than expected.
1. Move closer to the access point.
2. Power cycle access point.
3. Update access point firmware from access point
vendor support site.
4. Update the wireless LAN driver.
The name of my wireless network
is not displayed in the list of
available networks.
Ensure that your access point is functioning correctly.
Check the SSID (network name) of the wireless
network and ensure that the access point is set to
broadcast the SSID.
For XP users: The computers seem Verify that File and Printer Sharing is enabled on all
to be connected to the network,
the computers on your network.
but printers and/or file shares do
not appear in My Computer or in
1. Click Start.
My Network Places.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Switch to Classic View, if available in
the left pane.
4. Double-click Network Connections.
5. Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
6. Click Properties.
7. Click the General tab.
8. Under This connection uses the following
items, verify that the File and Printer
Sharing for Microsoft Networks is selected.
9. If cleared, click to select File and Printer
Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
10. If this item is not present, perform the following
steps:
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Click Install.
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Select Service
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Click Add.
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Select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks.
Click OK
11. Close OK to close Wireless Network Connection
Properties.
12. Close Network Connections.
For Windows Vista* and Windows* Verify that File and Printer Sharing are enabled in the
Network and Sharing Center.
7 users: The computers seem to
be connected to the network, but
printers and/or file shares do not
1. Click Start.
appear in Computer.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Network and Internet.
4. Under Network and Sharing Center, click View
network computers and devices.
5. If no resources are displayed, network discovery
and file sharing may be turned off. This is
indicated by a message by the top of the
window: Network discovery and file sharing
are turned off. Network computers and
devices are not visible. Click to change...
Click this message.
6. Click Turn on network discovery and file
sharing. The instructions will guide you
through the process.
Data transfer is sometimes very
slow.
Microwave ovens, some baby monitors, cordless game
controllers, and some cordless phones operate at the
same radio frequency as the installed wireless card.
When these devices are in use, they interfere with the
wireless network. For optimum performance, keep
wirelessly-connected computers at least 20 feet away
from devices that operate at a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
Data transfer is always very slow.
Some homes and most offices are steel-framed
structures. The steel in such buildings may interfere
with your network's radio signals, thus causing a
slowdown in the data transmission rate. Try moving
your computer to different locations in the building to
see if performance improves.
Computers are not communicating
with the network.
Verify that all of the wireless network properties
settings are correct.
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Make sure that your computer is receiving a
good signal from the access point or router.
Verify with the network administrator that
installed the wireless card in your portable
computer is compatible with the IEEE 802.11
WLAN standard under which the wireless
network is operating.
You may need to disable or uninstall firewall
software to connect.
If your network uses access points or routers,
check all cables and make sure the power LED
on the front of the access point or router is
green.
I cannot connect to any wireless
network.
Radio may be disabled. See: Turn on/Turn off Radio
for more information.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
software asks me for a key when I
try to connect to a wireless
network.
Network has security enabled. See Security Overview
for more information.
No WiFi networks are displayed in
the list of available networks.
Computer is too far from wireless network or there are
no WiFi networks in the area.
How do I configure roaming
identity for multiple users?
Configure Roaming Identity to support multiple
users:
If you use a Pre-logon/Common profile that requires
the roaming identity to be based on the Windows
logon credentials, the creator of the profile can add a
roaming identity that uses %username% and %
domain%. The roaming identity is parsed and the
appropriate log on information is substituted for the
keywords. This allows maximum flexibility in
configuring the roaming identity while allowing
multiple users to share the profile.
Please see your authentication server user guide for
directions about how to format a suitable roaming
identity. Possible formats are:
%domain%\%username%
%username%@%domain%
%username%@%domain%.com
%username%@mynetwork.com
If Roaming Identity is cleared, %domain%\%username
% is the default.
NOTE: Credentials: This user name and domain
must match the user name that is set in the
authentication server by the administrator prior to
client authentication. The user name is case-sensitive.
This name specifies the identity supplied to the
authenticator by the authentication protocol operating
over the TLS tunnel. This user identity is securely
transmitted to the server only after an encrypted
channel has been verified and established.
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Application Settings (Tools menu)
The Application Settings control the behavior of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection
Utility.
How to Access
At the main window, at the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Application Settings Description
Name
Description
Adapter
Presented at the top of the window, this lists the WiFi
adapter. It may be any one of the following:
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Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
Intel® WiFi Link 5300
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945_BG Network
Connection
Advanced Settings: The following settings control how the WiFi connection utility
behaves and displays information.
Taskbar
Show icon on the taskbar: Select to display the
Taskbar status icon. This icon resides on the Windows
Taskbar (Notification Area). This icon provides the
status of your wireless connection. Clear to not display
the Taskbar status icon.
The Taskbar Status Icon provides several functions:
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Visual feedback for the connection state and
wireless activity of your wireless network. The
icon changes color and animation for different
wireless activity. See Taskbar Icons for more
information.
Menu: A menu is displayed when you right-click
the icon. From this menu you perform tasks such
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Notifications
as turn the radio on or off or launch the WiFi
connection utility. See: Taskbar Menu Options for
more information.
Tool tips and desktop alerts. See: Tool Tips and
Desktop Alerts for more information.
Show Alert Notifications: Select to display desktop
alerts next to the taskbar icon. When your action is
required, a message displays. Only events of high
importance trigger a desktop alert. If the desktop alert
is selected, then the appropriate action is taken. Clear
to not display desktop alerts. See Tool Tips and
Desktop Alerts for more information.
Select one of the following options:
Information Notifications: These desktop alerts are
of lower importance. They do not require your
interaction but can greatly improve the wireless
experience.
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Show Information Notifications: Selected by
default. All informational desktop alerts are
displayed next to the taskbar status icon. These
desktop alerts improve your wireless experience
with notifications when available wireless
networks are within range. They also inform you
when a wireless connection has been made or
has been lost. See Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts
for more information.
Show a list of available networks when not
connected: When Show Information
Notifications is cleared, you can select this
item. When the desktop alerts are disabled, this
option lets you continue to be notified of
available networks when the WiFi adapter is not
connected.
Notify when another application uses the WiFi
adapter: When selected, a message is displayed when
other applications are trying to manage your WiFi
adapter. This is helpful if you use software provided by
a hotspot location (coffee shop, airport terminal). To
take advantage of the WiFi connection utility features,
disable this software when you leave the hotspot.
Auto Connect
Connect to available network using profiles only:
(Default) Connect the WiFi adapter to an available
network with a matching profile from the Profiles List. If
no matching profile is found, you are notified (see
Notifications). The wireless device remains
disconnected until a matching profile is found or you
configure a new matching profile.
Connect to any available network if no matching
profile found: Select to connect to a network
automatically if you have not configured a profile and
are at a location that has an open, unsecured wireless
network. NOTE: Open networks have no security. You
would need to provide your own security for this
wireless connection. One way to secure an open
wireless connection is with Virtual Private Networking
(VPN) software.
Connect to any network based on profiles only
(Cisco mode): Select to try every profile in preferred
order. This signifies that you are in the vicinity of an
access point which has more than one SSID but only
advertises one.
Do not automatically connect. User will connect
manually: Select to turn off automatic connection.
Manage Exclusions
Enable automatic exclude list feature: Select to
enable the automatic exclude list feature. This feature
provides a way to exclude access points from automatic
connection. See Manage Exclusions for more
information.
Enable manual exclude list feature: Select to
enable the manual exclude list feature. This feature
provides a way to exclude networks from automatic
connection. See Manage Exclusions for more
information.
WiFi Networks List
Show column sort headers: Select to display the
column names in the WiFi Networks list. Click a column
header to sort the column in either ascending or
descending order.
Shared Folder Notification
File and printer sharing enables other computers on a
network to access resources on your computer. You
should be cautious when you use your wireless
notebook computer with file and printer sharing
enabled.
Use this feature to receive notifications when you
connect to a wireless network with shared folders that
meet one of the following conditions:
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The Microsoft Windows firewall is disabled
File and Printer Sharing are enabled as an
exception to the Microsoft Windows firewall
settings.
Unshare shared folders automatically when
connected to an unsecured network.
Select to unshare shared folders automatically, each
time you connect to an unsecured network. This feature
provides some additionally security.
Disable this notification
Select to maintain your current shared folder settings
each time you connect to an open, unsecured network.
Notify when connected to an unsecured network.
Select to receive notification each time you are
connected to an open, unsecured network.
Device to Device (ad hoc)
Network Notification
Receive alerts dependent on the following settings
when connected to an ad hoc network. You are alerted
every two minutes, with a maximum of five alerts.
Notify when no peers have joined the ad hoc
network
Select to receive notification if no peers join the ad hoc
network.
Notify when all peers leave the ad hoc network
Select to receive an alert when all the peers leave the
ad hoc network.
Network Name (SSID)
Notification
Notifies you when the default network name (SSID) is
used to connect to a network. Common examples of
pre-defined, default network names are: wireless,
WLAN, linksys, default.
Connecting to an access point that has the default
network name (SSID) can be a security problem. This
access point usually uses all the default security and,
management settings (for example, Open
authentication; default IP address, user name, or
password). If this is a personal network, change the
network name and security settings to improve the
security of the network.
Notify when connected to a network with the
default SSID name
Select to receive an alert when connected to a network
with the default network name.
WiFi Settings
Disable WiFi scanning when associated: This
setting disables scanning for additional WiFi access
points after the adapter connects to an access point
(network). Disabling scanning when already connected
can improve the connection performance.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
Enable device registration
Turn this on to let the computer act as an external
registrar. In this capacity, the computer can set up an
unconfigured access point or join a configured access
point. After the access point has been configured, the
computer, as an external registrar, can add new
computers (enrollees) to the network. Default state is
OFF.
Turn Enable device registration off to let the
computer detect and connect to a network as an
enrollee.
Notify when Wi-Fi Protected Setup access points
are within range
Turn to on to let you know when an access point
equipped with Wi-Fi Protected Setup* is within range of
your computer. This is necessary if you want to enroll
(connect) this computer to the access point. Default
state is On.
OK
Saves settings and return to the previous page.
Cancel
Closes and cancels changes.
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Turn WiFi Radio On or Off
To switch the WiFi radio on or off, use one of the following methods:
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The optional hardware radio switch on your computer
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Microsoft Windows
NOTE: When your computer is switched on, the radio is constantly transmitting
signals. Use the following methods if you need to turn off the radio and use
your notebook without emitting radio signals.
Use the Optional Computer Radio on or off Switch
If your computer has hardware radio switch, you can use it to quickly turn the radio on or
off. See the computer manufacturer's documentation for more information about this switch.
The state of the hardware radio switch radio (on or off) displays in the WiFi connection utility
main window and on the Taskbar. Also note that if you turned off the WiFi radio with the
hardware radio switch, then you must turn that switch back on before the WiFi radio will
operate again.
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
You can turn on or off the WiFi radio at the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
main window. The status icon on main window displays the current state of the radio. At the
main window, click WiFi On or WiFi Off to turn the radio on or off.
Switch the radio on or off at the Taskbar Icon
Right-click the Taskbar icon and select WiFi On or WiFi Off.
Use Windows to turn on or off the Radio
You can turn the WiFi radio on or off using Windows.
NOTE: If you turned off the radio from Microsoft Windows, then you must use
Microsoft Windows to turn the radio on. You cannot use a hardware switch or
the WiFi connection utility to enable the radio if the radio has been turned off
using Windows.
Windows* XP
1. At the Start Menu, click Connect to. Right click Wireless Network Connection and
select Disable.
2. Or if you have more than one WiFi adapter, at the Start Menu, click Connect to >
Show all connections. Right click the desired adapter and select Disable.
You can use the same method to turn the radio back on.
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Adapter Settings
The Advanced tab displays the device properties for the WiFi adapter installed on your
computer. This version of Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software is compatible with the
following adapters:
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Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5300
WiFi Link 5100
WiFi Link 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
How to Access
For Windows* XP users: At the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Advanced
Menu click Adapter Settings. Select the Advanced tab.
Open the Device Manager and click on the WiFi network adapter. Then select the Advanced
tab.
WiFi Adapter Settings Description
Name
Description
802.11n Channel Width (2.4
GHz)
Set high throughput channel width to maximize
performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. Use 20MHz if 802.11n channels are
restricted.This setting applies to 802.11n capable
adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the
following adapters:
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Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (uses 20
MHz channel width only)
802.11n Channel Width (5.2
GHz)
Set high throughput channel width to maximize
performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. Use 20MHz if 802.11n channels are
restricted. This setting applies to 802.11n capable
adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the
following adapters:
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802.11n Mode
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
The 802.11n standard builds on previous 802.11
standards by adding multiple-input multiple-output
(MIMO). MIMO increases data throughput to
improve transfer rate. Select Enabled or Disabled
to set the 802.11n mode of the WiFi adapter.
Enabled is the default setting. This setting applies to
802.11n capable adapters only.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54
Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2*-AES security
must be selected. No security (None) can be
selected to enable network setup and
troubleshooting.
An administrator can enable or disable support for
high throughput mode to reduce powerconsumption or conflicts with other bands or
compatibility issues.
Ad Hoc Channel
Unless the other computers in the ad hoc network
use a different channel from the default channel,
there is no need to change the channel.
Value: Select the permitted operating channel from
the list.
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802.11b/g: Select this option when 802.11b
and 802.11g (2.4 GHz) ad hoc band
frequency is used.
802.11a: Select this option when 802.11a (5
GHz) ad hoc band frequency is used. This
setting is does not apply to the Intel® WiFi
Link 1000 adapter.
NOTE: When an 802.11a channel is not displayed,
initiating ad hoc networks is not supported for
802.11a channels.
Ad Hoc Power Management
Set power saving features for device to device (ad
hoc) networks.
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Ad Hoc QoS Mode
Quality of Service (QoS) control in ad hoc networks.
QoS provides prioritization of traffic from the access
point over a wireless LAN based on traffic
classification. WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) is the QoS
certification of the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA). When WMM
is enabled, the WiFi adapter uses WMM to support
priority tagging and queuing capabilities for Wi-Fi
networks.
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Fat Channel Intolerant
Disable: Select when connecting to ad hoc
networks that contain stations that do not
support ad hoc power management
Maximum Power Savings: Select to
optimize battery life.
Noisy Environment: Select to optimize
performance or connecting with multiple
clients.
WMM Enabled (Default)
WMM Disabled
This setting communicates to surrounding networks
that this WiFi adapter is not tolerant of 40MHz
channels in the 2.4GHz band. The default setting is
for this to be turned off (disabled), so that the
adapter does not send this notification.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the
following adapters:
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Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection
Mixed mode protection
Use to avoid data collisions in a mixed 802.11b and
802.11g environment. Request to Send/Clear to
Send (RTS/CTS) should be used in an environment
where clients may not hear each other. CTS-to-self
can be used to gain more throughput in an
environment where clients are in close proximity
and can hear each other.
Power Management
Lets you select a balance between power
consumption and WiFi adapter performance. The
WiFi adapter power settings slider sets a balance
between the computer's power source and the
battery.
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Use default value: (Default) Power settings
are based on the computer's power source.
Manual: Adjust the slider for the desired
setting. Use the lowest setting for maximum
battery life. Use the highest setting for
maximum performance.
NOTE: Power consumption savings vary based on
Network (Infrastructure) settings.
Roaming Aggressiveness
This setting lets you define how aggressively your
wireless client roams to improve connection to an
access point.
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Throughput Enhancement
Default: Balanced setting between not
roaming and performance.
Lowest: Your wireless client will not roam.
Only significant link quality degradation
causes it to roam to another access point.
Highest: Your wireless client continuously
tracks the link quality. If any degradation
occurs, it tries to find and roam to a better
access point.
Changes the value of the Packet Burst Control.
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Enable: Select to enable throughput
enhancement.
Disable: (Default) Select to disable
throughput enhancement.
Transmit Power
Default Setting: Highest power setting.
Lowest: Minimum Coverage.: Set the adapter to
the lowest transmit power. Enables you to expand
the number of coverage areas or confine a coverage
area. Reduces the coverage area in high traffic
areas to improve overall transmission quality and
avoids congestion and interference with other
devices.
Highest: Maximum Coverage: Set the adapter to
a maximum transmit power level. Select for
maximum performance and range in environments
with limited additional WiFi radio devices.
NOTE: The optimal setting is for a user to always
set the transmit power at the lowest possible level
that is still compatible with the quality of their
communication. This allows the maximum number
of wireless devices to operate in dense areas and
reduce interference with other devices that it shares
the same radio spectrum with.
NOTE: This setting takes effect when either
Network (Infrastructure) or Device to Device (ad
hoc) mode is used.
Wireless Mode
Select which mode to use for connection to a
wireless network:
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802.11a only: Connect the wireless WiFi
adapter to 802.11a networks only. Not
applicable for all adapters.
802.11b only: Connect the wireless WiFi
adapter to 802.11b networks only. Not
applicable for all adapters.
802.11g only: Connect the wireless WiFi
adapter to 802.11g networks only.
802.11a and 802.11g: Connect the WiFi
adapter to 802.11a and 802.11g networks
only. Not applicable for all adapters.
802.11b and 802.11g: Connect the WiFi
adapter to 802.11b and 802.11g networks
only. Not applicable for all adapters.
802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g: (Default)
- Connect to either 802.11a, 802.11b or
802.11g wireless networks. Not applicable for
all adapters.
NOTE: These wireless modes (Modulation type)
determine the discovered access points displayed in
the WiFi Networks list
OK
Saves settings and returns to the previous page.
Cancel
Closes and cancels any changes.
Microsoft Windows* Advanced Options (Adapter Settings)
To access the Windows* XP Advanced options:
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Start Windows and log on with administrative privileges.
From your desktop, right-click My Computer and click Properties.
Click the Hardware tab.
Click Device Manager.
Double-click Network adapters.
Right-click the name of the installed WiFi adapter that is in use.
Click Properties.
Select the Advanced tab.
Select the Property you want (for example, Mixed Mode Protection, Power
Management).
10. To select a new value or setting, click Use default value to clear the checkbox. Then
select a new value or setting. To return to the default value, click the Use default
value checkbox. (The Use default value box is not present for all properties, for
example, Ad Hoc Channel. In this case, simply select the setting you want.)
11. To save your settings and exit the window, click OK.
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Advanced Statistics (Advanced menu)
The Advanced Statistics provides current adapter connection information. This information
defines how the adapter communicates with an access point.
How to Access
At the Advanced menu, click Advanced Statistics.
Advanced Statistics Description
Name
Description
Statistics Tab
Advanced Statistics: This information pertains to how the
adapter communicates with an access point.
Association: If the adapter finds an access point to
communicate with, the value is in range. Otherwise, the value is
out of range.
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AP MAC Address: The twelve-digit MAC address
(00:40:96:31:1C:05) of the access point.
Number of associations: The number of times the
access point has found the adapter.
AP count: The number of available access points within
range of the WiFi adapter.
Number of full scans: The number of times the adapter
has scanned all channels for receiving information.
Number of partial scans: The number of scans that
have been terminated.
Roaming: This information contains counters that are related to
reasons for the adapter roaming. Roaming occurs when an
adapter communicates with one access point and then
communicates with another for better signal strength.
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Roaming count: The number of times that roaming
occurred.
AP did not transmit: The adapter did not receive radio
transmission from the access point. You may need to
reset the access point.
Poor beacon quality: The signal quality is too low to
sustain communication with the access point. Either you
have moved the adapter outside the coverage area of the
access point or the access point's device address
information has been changed.
AP load balancing: The access point ended its
association with the adapter based on the access point's
inability to maintain communication with all its associated
adapters. Too many adapters are trying to communicate
with one access point.
AP RSSI too low: The Receive Signal Strength Indicator
(RSSI) is too low to maintain an association with the
adapter. You may have moved outside the coverage area
of the access point or the access point could have
increased its data rate.
Poor channel quality: The quality of the channel is low
and caused the adapter to look for another access point.
AP dropped mobile unit: The access point dropped a
computer from the list of recognizable mobile devices. The
computer must re-associate with an access point.
Miscellaneous: Use this information to determine if an
association with a different access point increases performance
and helps maintain the highest possible data rate.
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Received beacons: Number of beacons received by the
adapter.
Percent missed beacons: Percent value for missed
beacons.
Percent transmit errors: The percentage of data
transmissions that had errors.
Signal Strength: Signal strength of the access point that
the adapter communicates with displayed in decibels
(dBm).
Transmit/Receive
(Tx/Rx) Statistics
Tab
Displays percent values for non-directed and directed packets.
Total host packets: The total number of directed and nondirected packets counts.
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Logging Tab
Transmit - (Mbps)
Receive - (Mbps)
Non-directed packets: The number of received packets
broadcast to the wireless network.
Directed packets: The number of received packets sent
specifically to the WiFi adapter.
Total Bytes: The total number of bytes for packets
received and sent by the WiFi adapter.
Set the duration that you want to record statistical data for your
WiFi adapter.
Configure logging settings: Click Settings to set how
frequently you want to log the statistics. You can set the number
of seconds and how many hours you want the statistics to be
logged.
To change the storage location of the log file.
1. Click Browse to specify a new log file location. The
current path is displayed. The default location is in the C:
\Program Files\Intel\WiFi directory.
2. Click Open to close and apply the new file path.
3. Click Close to exit Advanced Statistics.
Start/Stop Logging: Click this button to start and stop
logging. When you click Start logging, statistical information
(described above) is accumulated. When you click Stop Logging,
the accumulation ends and this information is saved to a file
that you can open and view.
View Log File...: Click this button to open the WiFi folder
under Program Files\Intel (this is the default location). Log
files are named using the month, day, and year, plus the
number of the log created on that day. For example:
03122007_001.htm. The log file provides:
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Date and Time
Adapter Information
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Connection Information
Transmit/Receive Statistics
NOTE: An administrator can disable this feature.
Reset Stats
Resets the adapter statistical counters back to zero and begins
making new data measurements.
Close
Closes and returns to the main window.
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For information about importing/exporting user-created profiles, see Import or Export
Profiles.
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Profile Management
NOTE: This section describes profiles created with Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. These profiles
are not used by Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration.
NOTE: Throughout this Help, the terms "wireless" and "WiFi" are used interchangeably.
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What is a Profile?
Profiles Types
Profiles List
Profile Icons
Connect to a Profile
Create a New Profile
Edit an Existing Profile
Remove a Profile
Set a Profile Password
Export or Import Profiles
What is a Profile?
A profile is a saved group of network settings. Profiles are displayed in the Profiles List. Profiles are useful when
moving from one wireless network to another. Different profiles can be configured for each wireless network.
Profile settings include the network name (SSID), operating mode, and security settings.
A profile is created when you connect to a wireless network.
1. Select a network from the WiFi Networks list.
2. Click Connect.
3. If the wireless network requires a WEP password or encryption key, you are prompted to enter this
information prior to connection. To change the security options, click Advanced to open the Configure
WiFi Settings.
4. Click OK to connect. A profile is created and added to the Profiles list.
The Create WiFi Profile Wizard guides you through the settings required to connect with the wireless network. At
completion, the profile is saved and added to the Profiles list. Since these wireless settings are saved, the next
time you are in range of this wireless network you are automatically connected.
Profile Types
There are two basic types of profiles that can be used to connect to a wireless network. The profile types are:
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User Profiles: These profiles are created by individual users. If there is more than one user on a
computer, each user needs to create their own set of user profiles. User-created wireless profiles are not
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accessible by other users of a computer.
Administrator Profiles: If one or more profiles need to be shared among users on a computer, the
Administrator Tool must be installed to create Administrator profiles. For more information, see
Administrator Profiles .
Profiles List
The Profiles list displays a list of existing profiles. When you come in range of a wireless network, the WiFi
connection utility software scans the Profiles list to see if there is a match. If a match is found, you are
automatically connected to the network.
Profiles List Priority Arrows
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Use the up-arrow to move the position of a selected profile up in the profiles list.
Use the down-arrow to move the position of a selected profile down in the profiles list.
Profile Icons
The network profile status icons indicate whether the adapter is associated with a network, the type of operating
mode being used, and whether security encryption is enabled. These icons display next to the profile name in the
Profiles list.
Name
Description
Profile Name
The Profile Name is your name for this network. It can be anything that helps you identify
this network. For example, My Home Network, Coffee Shop on A Street.
Network Name Name of the wireless network (SSID) or computer.
Connection Icons: The network profile status icons indicate the different connection states of the adapter
with a wireless network, the type of operating mode being used, and whether network security is being used.
Blue circle: The WiFi adapter is associated with an access point or computer (Device to
Device [ad hoc] mode). If a profile has 802.1X security enabled, this indicates that the WiFi
adapter is associated and authenticated.
Indicates Network (infrastructure) mode.
Indicates Device to Device (ad hoc) mode.
Indicates an Administrator profile.
The wireless network uses Security encryption.
Indicates that this network is on the Exclude list, e.g. is set for manual rather than automatic
connection. When on the Exclude list, to connect the user must connect manually.
Arrows
Use the arrows to position profiles in a preferred order for auto-connection.
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Up-arrow: Move the position of a selected profile up in the Profiles list.
Down-arrow: Move the position of a selected profile down in the Profiles list.
Connect
Connect the selected profile for the wireless network.
Add
Opens the Create WiFi Profile General Settings, which are used to create a new profile.
See Create a New Profile for more information.
Remove
Removes a selected profile from the Profiles list. See Remove a Profile for more information.
Properties
Used to edit the contents of an existing profile. You can also double-click a profile in the
Profiles list to edit the profile. See Edit an Existing Profile for more information.
Export/Import: Imports and exports user-based profiles to and from the Profiles list.
Wireless profiles can be automatically imported into the Profiles list. See Export or Import
Profiles for more information.
Close
Closes the profile management window.
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Connect to a Profile
When you are in range of a wireless network that has a matching profile you are automatically connected to that
network. If a network with a lower priority profile is also in range you can force the connection to that lower
profile. This is achieved the from the WiFi connection utility or from the Taskbar icon.
Manually connect to a profile from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software:
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Double-click the Taskbar icon to open the main window.
Click Profiles to open the Profiles list.
Select the profile from the Profiles list.
Click Connect. Remember that the connection is only made if the wireless network is in range.
Manually connect to a profile from the Taskbar:
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Right-click the taskbar icon.
Click Connect to Profile.
Select a profile.
Click to start the connection.
Create a New Profile
Select a network from the WiFi Networks list. Click Connect. The Create WiFi Profile manager guides you
through the necessary steps to create a profile and connect to the network. During this process, the Create
WiFi Profile Security Settings attempts to detect the appropriate security settings for you.
To create a new profile and connect to a wireless network:
1. From the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window, click Profiles.
2. On the Profiles page, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings. (See General Settings
for more information.)
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Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network name of the WiFi network
Select the Operating Mode: Network (Infrastructure) or Device to Device (ad hoc).
Click Advanced for the following options:
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Auto Connect: Select to automatically or manually connect to a profile.
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Auto Import: Network administrator can export a profile on another computer.
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Band Selection: Select the band(s) over which to make network connections.
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Mandatory Access Point: Select to associate the WiFi adapter with a specific access point.
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Password Protection: Select to password protect a profile.
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Application Auto Launch: Specify a program to be started when a wireless connection is made.
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Maintain Connection: Select to remain connected to a user profile after log off.
7. From the General Settings, click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Select either Personal Security or Enterprise Security to select the Network Authentication and Data
Encryption options. Enter the encryption key settings and configure the 802.1X settings as required.
9. Click OK when you have completed the profile settings. To change or verify the profile settings, click Back.
10. If you are not currently connected to a network, Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility detects
that a new profile has been added and automatically attempts to connect to this new profile.
11. If you want to manually connect to this profile, click Connect. The connection icon displays the current
connection status. The network name, transmit and receive speeds, and signal quality are also displayed.
Edit an Existing Profile
To edit an existing profile:
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Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
Select the profile to edit from the Profiles List.
Click Properties to open the WiFi Profile Properties General Settings.
Click Next and Back to navigate through the WiFi Profile Properties' General and Security Settings:
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General Settings: See General Settings for more information.
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Security Settings: See Security Settings for more information.
5. Click OK to save the current settings and exit. Click Cancel to exit without saving changes.
Remove a Profile
To remove a profile:
1. Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
2. Select the profile from the list.
3. Click Remove. You are notified that Selected profiles will be permanently removed. Do you want to
continue?
4. Click Yes. The profile is removed from the Profiles list.
If you are still connected to the network:
1. Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
2. Select the profile from the list.
3. Click Remove. You are notified that Selected profiles will be permanently removed. Do you want to
continue?
4. Click Yes. You are notified that <profile name> is active and will be permanently removed. Do you
want to continue?
5. Click Yes. The profile is removed from the Profiles list.
NOTE: If the profile is protected by a password, you cannot remove or edit the profile settings without entering
the password. If the administrator or you do not know the password, there is no process available to reset the
password.
Set a Profile Password
To password protect an existing profile:
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Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
Select the profile from the list.
Click Properties to open the WiFi Profile Properties' General Settings.
Click Advanced to open the Advanced Settings.
Click Password Protection to open the Password Protection settings.
Click Password protect this profile (maximum 10 characters)
Password: Enter the password.
Confirm Password: Reenter the password.
Click OK to save the setting and return to the General Settings page.
Click OK to return to the main window.
Import or Export Profiles
This feature lets you import and export user-based profiles to and from the Profiles list. Wireless profiles can be
automatically imported into the Profiles list.
An administrator can set profiles to be imported automatically into the Profiles list. Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Connection Utility monitors the import folder on your hard disk for new profile files. Only profiles that have been
enabled through Enable Auto-Import in the Advanced Settings are automatically imported. If a profile of the
same name already exists in the Profiles list, you are notified to either reject the imported profile or accept it. If
accepted, the existing profile is replaced. All imported user-based profiles are placed at the bottom of the Profiles
List.
NOTE: To export Administrator profiles, see Administrator Packages.
Import Profiles into the Profiles List
To import profiles manually:
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Click Import on the Profiles page.
Select the profile files to import.
Click Import.
You are notified that the profile has been successfully imported.
Export Profiles from the Profiles List
1. Select individual or multiple profiles from the list.
2. Select Export to export one or more profiles from the Profiles list.
3. Select the destination folder. Click Browse to search your hard disk for the destination directory. The C:\
drive is the default directory.
4. Click OK to export the selected profile. You are notified: Successfully exported selected profiles to
the destination folder: C:\.
To select multiple profiles:
1. Use your mouse to highlight a profile.
2. Press Ctrl.
3. Click each profile that you want selected. Follow the instructions from Step 2 above to export multiple
profiles.
Password Protected Profiles
Import and export password-protected user-based profiles automatically to remote systems. If a profile is
password protected, the assigned password must be entered before it can be edited. See Set a Profile Password
for more information.
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Profile Wizard General Settings
The General Settings page is the first page in the Create WiFi Profile Wizard.
See Profile Management for a description of when the Create WiFi Profile General Settings is
launched.
NOTE: Throughout this Help, the terms "wireless" and "WiFi" are used interchangeably.
How to Access
1. If you are creating or editing an administrator profile, open the Administrator Tool. Or
if you are creating or editing a personal profile, at the main window, click Profiles.
2. At the Profiles window or tab, for an existing profile, click Properties. For a new
profile click Add.
While you configure a profile, you can use the left pane to navigate to the General and
Security Settings pages. The Back and Next buttons located at the bottom of the Profile
Wizard can also be used for the same functions.
General Settings Page Description
Name
Description
Profile Name
Name of the wireless network profile. When you
configure a wireless network that was selected from
the WiFi Networks list, the profile name is the same as
the WiFi Network Name SSID). This name can be
changed to be more descriptive or customized for your
personal use.
Examples: My Office Network, Bob's Home Network,
ABC Company Network
WiFi Network Name (SSID)
Name of the wireless network access point used by the
WiFi adapter for connection. The network name must
match exactly the name of the wireless access point. It
is case sensitive.
When you configure a wireless network that was
selected from the WiFi Networks list, the network
name is taken from the wireless network list. You
cannot and should not change it.
<SSID not broadcast>: If an access point does not
broadcast its network name (SSID) or the WiFi adapter
receives a hidden network name from a stealth access
point, it is displayed in the WiFi Networks list. To
associate with an <SSID not broadcast> network
entry, a new profile must be created before
connection. Provide the actual SSID for the access
point. After connection, the <SSID not broadcast> is
still displayed in the WiFi Networks list. The associated
SSID profile is viewed in the Profiles list.
Operating Mode
Network (Infrastructure): Connect to an access
point. An Infrastructure network consists of one or
more access points and one or more computers with
WiFi adapters. This connection is the type used in
home networks, corporate networks, hotels, and other
areas that provide access to the network and/or the
internet.
NOTE: Only Network (Infrastructure) is available
for administrator profiles (Pre-logon/Common and
Persistent profiles). See the Administrator Tool for
more information.
Device to Device (ad hoc): Connect directly to other
computers in an ad hoc wireless network. This type of
connection is useful for connections between two or
more computers only. It does not provide access to
network resources or the internet.
Administrator Profile Type
(Visible only in Administrator
Tool)
Persistent: Persistent profiles are applied at boot
time or whenever no one is logged on the computer.
After a user logs off, a Persistent profile maintains a
wireless connection either until the computer is turned
off, or a different user logs on.
Pre-logon/Common: These profiles are only
available using the Administrator Tool. Pre-logon/
Common profiles are applied once a user logs on. The
connection is made as part of the Windows log-on
sequence (Pre-logon/Common). This profile is shared
by all users.
Advanced
Click Advanced to access the Advanced Settings. Use
the Advanced Settings to set Maintain Connection,
User Name Format, Auto Connect or Auto Import
options, launch an application (Application Auto
Launch), set a profile password (Password Protection),
specify a certain access point address for adapter
connection (Mandatory Access Point), and set Prelogon Connect options.
Next
Proceeds to the Security Settings page.
OK
Finishes creation of the new profile with the current
settings.
Cancel
Closes the Create WiFi Profile Wizard and cancel any
changes.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
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Wireless Network Overview
About Wireless Networks
What do I need to Set up a Wireless Network?
Wireless Networking Basics
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What is a Wireless Network Management Utility?
Network Name
Profiles
Security
Identify a Wireless Network
Select a Wireless Network Mode
How do I Turn My Radio On and Off?
NOTE: Throughout this Help, the terms "wireless" and "WiFi" are used interchangeably.
About Wireless Networks
A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) connects computers without network cables. Instead,
computers use radio communications to send data between each other. In a WLAN, a radio
communications device called an access point or wireless router connects network
computers and provides Internet or network access. You can communicate directly with
other wireless computers, or connect to an existing network through a wireless access point.
When you set up your WiFi adapter, you select the operating mode for the kind of wireless
network you want. You can use your Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection adapter to
connect to other similar wireless devices that comply with the 802.11 standard for wireless
networking. In this Help, a wireless network is also referred to as a WiFi network.
What do I need to Set up a Wireless Network?
The most common type of wireless network is an infrastructure network. To set up an
infrastructure network, you need the following:
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A wireless router.
A wireless network adapter for each computer that you want to connect to the
wireless network.
If you want internet access for your WLAN, you also need broadband internet service
such as cable or DSL. This includes a broadband modem.
Wireless Networking Basics
What is a Wireless Network Management Utility?
The WiFi connection utility is a wireless network management utility. It helps you manage
your wireless connections. It can help you initially set up your wireless connections and then
easily manager those connections, opening and closing connections and managing security
as required. Some computers also ship with Microsoft Windows Zero Configuration, which is
another wireless network management utility, and you should not use both of these tools.
This is because network settings you create with one utility are not applied if the other utility
is managing wireless connections. We recommend that you pick one tool to manage wireless
connections, and stay with that.
See Use Microsoft Windows* to Manage WiFi* and also see Get Connected.
Network Name (SSID)
Every wireless local area network (WLAN) uses a unique network name to identify the
network. This name is also called the Service Set Identifier (SSID). When you set up your
WiFi adapter, you specify the SSID. If you want to connect to an existing WLAN, you must
use the name for that network. If you set up your own WLAN, you can make up your own
name and use it on each computer. The name can be up to 32 characters long and contain
letters and numbers. The SSID or network name is assigned at the access point or wireless
router.
Profiles
A profile is used to manage your computer's connection to a WLAN. A profile is a collection
of settings that determines how your computer connects to the WLAN. These settings (the
profile) are saved on your computer and are used each time you connect to that WLAN. The
profile includes all of the network information and security settings. Different profiles are
created for different WLANs. For your computer, each WLAN will have its own profile to
manage connection to that WLAN. Using the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, the
profiles for your computer are displayed in the Profiles list. With the utility, you can create,
edit, and remove profiles.
Security
Some WLANs are open or unsecure networks, and some are secure networks. A secure
WLAN limits who can access the network. There are different levels methods of security. The
WiFi connection utility can easily help you set up a security method for your WLAN.
Common security methods for WLANs use keys or passwords, where the computer
requesting access must provide the key or password to get access. WLANs can also use
encryption to encode the data. With encryption, before a computer transmits data it uses a
secret encryption key to scramble the data. The receiving computer uses this same key to
unscramble the data. If you connect to an existing network, use the encryption key provided
by the administrator of the wireless network. If you set up your own network, you can make
up your own key and use it on each computer. The WiFi connection utility can help you do
this. The security method used by your computer to get WLAN access is stored in the profile.
See Security for more helpful information.
Identify a Wireless Network
Depending on the size and components of a wireless network, there are different ways to
identify a wireless network:
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The Network Name or Service Set Identifier (SSID): Identifies a wireless
network. All wireless devices on the network must use the same SSID. This is
probably the most common method.
Basic Service Set (BSS): Consists of two or more wireless nodes, or stations, which
have recognized each other and have established communications.
Broadcast SSID: An access point can respond to computers sending probe packets
with the broadcast SSID. If this feature is enabled on the access point, any wireless
user can associate with the access point by using a blank (null) SSID.
Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID): A unique identifier for each wireless device.
The BSSID is the Ethernet MAC address of the device.
Extended Service Set Identifier (ESSID): A special case of SSID used to identify a
wireless network that includes access points.
Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS): A mode of operation in an 802.11 system
that allows direct communication between 802.11 devices without the need to set up
a communication session with an access point.
Independent Basic Service Set Identifier (IBSSID): A special case of SSID used
to identify a network of wireless computers configured to communicate directly with
one another without using an access point.
Select a Wireless Network Mode
Wireless networks can operate with or without access points, depending on the number of
users in the network. Infrastructure mode uses access points to allow wireless computers to
send and receive information. Wireless computers transmit to the access point, the access
point receives the information and rebroadcasts it to other computers. The access point can
also connect to a wired network or to the Internet. Multiple access points can work together
to provide coverage over a wide area.
Device-to-Device mode, also called ad hoc mode, works without access points and allows
wireless computers to send information directly to other wireless computers. You can use
Device-to-Device mode to network computers in a home or small office or to set up a
temporary wireless network for a meeting.
How do I turn my Radio on and off?
You will need to turn the WiFi adapter radio off (and on) on different occasions. For example,
you may be required to turn the radio off when boarding an airplane. You can also turn it off
to conserve battery power.
There are three methods to turn the radio on and off:
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Using the wireless radio hardware switch (may not be present on all computers).
Using the WiFi On / WiFi Off button in the WiFi connection utility.
Using Windows.
Remember that to connect to wireless networks, the wireless radio needs to be turned back
on. If you are unable to connect to a wireless network, verify that your radio is turned on at
both the hardware switch and the WiFi On / WiFi Off button in the WiFi connection utility.
See Turn the Radio on or off for more information.
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Personal Security
Use Personal Security if you are a home or small business user who can use a variety of
simple security procedures to protect your WiFi connection. You may want to select from the
list of security settings that are easy to configure, for your WiFi network. See Personal
Security Settings for a description of each of the options. A RADIUS or AAA server is not
required.
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Review the Set up Data Encryption and Authentication information to learn about the
different security types.
To add or change the required security settings, click Security Settings for information
to set security for the selected WiFi network.
See Profile Management for a description of when to use the Profile Wizard.
See Security Overview for more information about the different security options for
WiFi networks.
If you want to verify the security settings, select a WiFi network in the WiFi Networks
list. See Network Properties to review the operating mode, authentication level, and
data encryption.
See Enterprise Security to set 802.1X authentication security.
Personal Security Settings
Personal Security Settings Description
Name
Setting
General Settings Select to open the Personal Security Settings. The security settings
that are available are dependent on the Operating Mode selected in
the Create WiFi Profile Security Settings.
Device to Device (ad hoc): In device to device mode, also called ad
hoc mode, wireless computers send information directly to other
wireless computers. You can use ad hoc mode to connect multiple
computers in a home or small office, or to set up a temporary wireless
network for a meeting.
NOTE: Device to Device (ad hoc) networks are identified
with a notebook image (
Profiles list.
) in the WiFi Networks and
Network (Infrastructure): An infrastructure network consists of
one or more access points and one or more computers with WiFi
adapters installed. At least one access point should also have a wired
connection. For home users, this is usually a broadband or cable
network.
NOTE: Infrastructure networks are identified with an
access point image (
list.
Security
Settings
) in the WiFi Networks and Profiles
If you are configuring a Device to Device (ad hoc) profile, select one of
the following data encryption settings:
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None: No authentication required.
WEP-64 bit or WEP-128 bit: A network key or password is used
for encryption.
If you are configuring a Network (Infrastructure) profile, select:
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WPA*-Personal (TKIP) or WPA2*-Personal (TKIP): WPA-Personal
uses the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) for data
encryption.
WPA-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP):
WPA-Personal uses a new method for privacy protection of
wireless transmissions specified in the IEEE 802.11i standard.
Advanced button Click to access the Advanced Settings and configure the following
options:
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Auto Connect: Select to automatically or manually connect to a
profile.
Auto Import: Network administrator can export a profile on
another computer.
Band Selection: Select the band to use for this connection
profile.
Mandatory Access Point: Select to associate the WiFi adapter
with a specific access point.
Password Protection: Select to password protect a profile.
Application Auto Launch: Specify a program to be started when
a wireless connection is made.
Maintain Connection: Select to remain connected to a user
profile after log off.
Back
View the prior page in the Profile Wizard.
OK
Closes the Profile Wizard and saves the profile.
Cancel
Closes the Profile Wizard and cancels any changes made.
Help?
Provides the help information for the current page.
Set up Data Encryption and Authentication
In a home WiFi network you can use a variety of simple security procedures to protect your
wireless connection. These include:
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Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA*).
Change your password.
Change the network name (SSID).
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption provides protection for your data on the network.
WPA uses an encryption key called a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) to encrypt data before
transmission. Enter the same password in all of the computers and access point in your
home or small business network. Only devices that use the same encryption key can access
the network or decrypt the encrypted data transmitted by other computers. The password
automatically initiates the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or AES-CCMP protocol for
the data encryption process.
Network Keys
WEP encryption provides two levels of security:
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64-bit key (sometimes referred to as 40-bit)
128-bit key (also known as 104-bit)
For improved security, use a 128-bit key. If you use encryption, all wireless devices on your
wireless network must use the same encryption keys.
You can create the key yourself and specify the key length (64-bit or 128-bit) and key index
(the location that a specific key is stored). The greater the key length, the more secure the
key. When the length of a key is increased by one character, the number of possible keys
doubles.
Key Length: 64-bit
Pass phrase (64-bit): Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (64-bit): Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Key Length: 128-bit
Pass phrase (128-bit): Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (128-bit): Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
With WEP data encryption, wireless station can be configured with up to four keys (the key
index values are 1, 2, 3, and 4). When an access point or a wireless station transmits an
encrypted message that uses a key stored in a specific key index, the transmitted message
indicates the key index that was used to encrypt the message body. The receiving access
point or wireless station can then retrieve the key that is stored at the key index and use it
to decode the encrypted message body.
Set up a Client with Open Authentication and No Data Encryption
(None)
CAUTION: WiFi networks using no authentication or encryption are highly vulnerable to
access by unauthorized users.
On the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window, use one of the
following methods to connect to a device to device network:
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Double-click a Device to Device (ad hoc) network in the WiFi Networks list.
Select a Device to Device (ad hoc) network in the WiFi Networks list. Click Connect.
The Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility automatically detects the security
settings for the WiFi adapter.
To create a profile for a WiFi network connection with no encryption perform these steps:
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Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window.
On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the name of your wireless network.
Operating Mode: Click Device to Device (ad hoc).
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Personal Security is selected by default.
Security Settings: The default setting is None, which indicates that there is no
security on this wireless network.
8. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list and connects to the wireless network.
Set up a Client with WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit Data Encryption
When WEP data encryption is enabled, a network key or password is used for encryption.
A network key is provided for you automatically (for example, it might be provided by your
wireless network adapter manufacturer), or you can enter it yourself and specify the key
length (64-bit or 128-bit), key format (ASCII characters or hexadecimal digits), and key
index (the location where a specific key is stored). The greater the key length, the more
secure the key.
To add a network key for an infrastructure network connection:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network in
the WiFi Networks list or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings. The Profile
name and WiFi Network Name (SSID) display. Network (Infrastructure) should be
selected as the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings. Personal Security is selected by default.
5. Security Settings: The default data encryption setting is None, which indicates that
there is no security on this wireless network.
To add a password or network key:
1. Security Settings: Select either WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit to configure WEP data
encryption with a 64-bit or 128-bit key.
When WEP encryption is enabled on an access point, the WEP key is used to
verify access to the network. If the wireless device does not have the correct
WEP key, even though authentication is successful, the device is unable to
transmit data through the access point or decrypt data received from the access
point.
Name
Description
Password
Enter the Wireless Security Password (Pass phrase)
or Encryption Key (WEP key).
Pass phrase (64-bit )
Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or
A-Z.
WEP key (64-bit)
Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Pass phrase (128-bit) Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
WEP key (128-bit)
Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
2. Key Index: Change the Key Index to set up to four passwords.
3. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
To add more than one password:
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5.
Select the Key Index number: 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Enter the Wireless Security Password.
Select another Key Index number.
Enter another Wireless Security Password.
Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (TKIP) or WPA2*-Personal
(TKIP) Security Settings
WPA* Personal Mode requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access
point and clients. This PSK authenticates a user's password or identifying code, on both the
client station and the access point. The access point performs the authentication. WPA
Personal Mode is targeted to home and small business environments.
WPA2* is the second generation of WPA security that provides enterprise and consumer
wireless users with a high level of assurance that only authorized users can access their
wireless networks. WPA2 provides a stronger encryption mechanism through Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES), which is a requirement for some corporate and government
users.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES
security must be selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and
troubleshooting.
To configure a WiFi network profile with WPA-Personal network authentication and TKIP data
encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network in
the WiFi Networks list or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the WiFi Profile Properties General Settings. The Profile
name and WiFi Network Name (SSID) display. Network (Infrastructure) should be
selected as the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
5. Select Personal Security.
6. Security Settings: Select WPA-Personal (TKIP) to provide security to a small
business network or home environment. A password, called a pre-shared key (PSK), is
used. The longer the password, the stronger the security of the wireless network.
If your wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you should
enable it on the access point and provide a long, strong password. The longer the
password, the stronger the security of the wireless network. The same password
entered in the access point needs to be used on this computer and all other wireless
devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
7. Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase with eight to
63 characters. Verify that the network key matches the password in the wireless
access point.
8. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2*-Personal
(AES-CCMP) Security Settings
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA*) is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of
data protection and access control to a wireless network. WPA enforces 802.1X
authentication and key-exchange and only works with dynamic encryption keys. For a home
user or small business, WPA-Personal uses either Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter
CBC-MAC Protocol (AES-CCMP) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES
security must be selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and
troubleshooting.
To create a WiFi network profile with WPA2*-Personal network authentication and AES-CCMP
data encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network
from the WiFi Networks list or select the network and click Connect.
2. If these are being transmitted, the Profile name and WiFi Network Name (SSID)
should display on the General Settings screen. Network (Infrastructure) should
be selected as the Operating Mode. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
3. Select Personal Security.
4. Security Settings: Select WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) to provide this level of
security in the small network or home environment. It uses a password, also called a
pre-shared key (PSK). The longer the password, the stronger the security of the
wireless network.
AES-CCMP (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol) is a
newer method for privacy protection of wireless transmissions specified in the
IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP provides a stronger encryption method than
TKIP. Choose AES-CCMP as the data encryption method whenever strong data
protection is important.
If your Wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you
should enable it on the access point and provide a long, strong password. The
same password entered into the access point needs to be used on this
computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
5. Password: Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase
(length is between eight and 63 characters). Verify that the network key used
matches the wireless access point key.
6. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
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Enterprise Security
The Security Settings window is shown when creating or editing a profile. At the Security
Settings page, you can enter the required security settings for the selected WiFi network.
See Personal Security to set basic WEP or WPA security in a non-enterprise environment
(home, small business). See Enterprise Security Settings to set up 802.1X security
authentication options.
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Use Enterprise Security if your network environment requires 802.1X authentication.
802.1X authentication methods include passwords, certificates and smart cards.
802.1X authentication types are: EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, LEAP, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, EAPFAST.
See Profile Management for a description of when the Profile Wizard is launched.
See Security Overview for more information about the different security options for
wireless networks.
Enterprise Security Settings
Name
Setting
Enterprise Security
Select to open the Enterprise Security settings. The security
settings that are available are dependent on the Operating
Mode selected: Device to Device (ad hoc) or Network
(Infrastructure).
Network Authentication If you configure a profile for Device to Device (ad hoc)
networking, the default setting is Open authentication.
If you configure a profile for an infrastructure network, select:
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Open: Any wireless station can request authentication.
Shared: Uses an encryption key known only to the
receiver and sender of data.
WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal: Uses a password also
called a pre-shared key (PSK).
WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise: Use on enterprise
networks with an 802.1X RADIUS server.
NOTE: WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise are
interoperable.
Data Encryption
Click to open the following data encryption types:
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None: No encryption.
WEP: WEP encryption provides two levels of security
that use a 64-bit key (sometimes referred to as 40-bit)
or a 128-bit key (also known as 104-bit). If you use
encryption, all wireless devices on your wireless
network must use the same encryption keys.
CKIP: Cisco Key Integrity Protocol is a Cisco proprietary
security protocol for encryption in 802.11 media. CKIP
uses Key Permutation (KP) and Message Sequence
Number to improve 802.11 security in infrastructure
mode.
TKIP: Provides per-packet key mixing, a message
integrity check and a rekeying mechanism.
AES-CCMP: (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter
CBC-MAC Protocol) Used as the data encryption method
whenever strong data protection is important.
Enable 802.1X
(Authentication Type)
Click to open the following 802.1X authentication types:
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TLS
TTLS
PEAP
LEAP
EAP-FAST
EAP-SIM: If in administrator mode, this only available
for Pre-logon/Common profiles, not Persistent.
EAP-AKA: If in administrator mode, this only available
for Pre-logo/Common profiles, not Persistent.
Certain Authentication Types require that you obtain and
install a client certificate. See Set up a Client with TLS
authentication or consult your administrator.
Authentication
Protocols
Authentication Protocols apply only when Network
Authentication is set to WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise
and Authentication Type is set to TTLS or PEAP.
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Cisco Options
PAP
CHAP
MS-CHAP
MS-CHAP-V2
GTC
TLS
Click to view the Cisco Compatible Extensions Options.
NOTE: Cisco Compatible Extensions are automatically enabled
for CKIP and LEAP profiles.
Advanced
Click to access the Advanced Settings and configure the
following options listed.
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Auto Connect: Select to automatically or manually
connect to a profile.
Auto Import: Allows a network administrator to move
this profile to other computers. (Visible on user profiles
only.)
Band Selection: Select the band to use for this
connection profile.
Mandatory Access Point: Select to associate the WiFi
adapter with a specific access point.
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User Credentials
Password Protection: Select to password protect a
profile.
Application Auto Launch: Specify a program to be
started when a wireless connection is made.
Maintain Connection: Select to remain connected to a
user profile after log off. (Visible on user profiles only.)
User Name Format: Select the user name format for the
authentication server. (Visible on administrator profiles
only.)
PLC Domain Check: Select to verify the domain server's
presence before the user login process is finished.
(Visible on administrator profiles only.)
A profile configured for TTLS, PEAP, or EAP-FAST
authentication requires one of the following log on
authentication methods:
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Use Windows logon: The 802.1X credentials match
your Windows user name and password. Before
connection, you are prompted for your Windows logon
credentials.
NOTE: For LEAP profiles, this option is listed as Use
Windows logon user name and password.
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Prompt each time I connect: Prompt for your user
name and password every time you log onto the
wireless network.
NOTE: For LEAP profiles, this option is listed as Prompt for
the user name and password.
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Use the following: Use your saved credentials to log
onto the network.
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User Name: This user name must match the
user name that is set in the authentication server
by the administrator prior to client
authentication. The user name is case-sensitive.
This name specifies the identity supplied to the
authenticator by the authentication protocol
operating over the TLS tunnel. This identity is
securely transmitted to the server only after an
encrypted channel has been established.
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Domain: Name of the domain on the
authentication server. The server name identifies
a domain or one of its sub-domains (for example,
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zeelans.com, where the server is blueberry.
zeelans.com).
Password: Specifies the user password. The
password characters appear as asterisks. This
password must match the password that is set in
the authentication server.
Confirm Password: Reenter the user password.
Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be
populated in this field or you can use %domain%\
%username% as the default format for entering
a roaming identity. When 802.1X Microsoft IAS
RADIUS is used as an authentication server, the
server authenticates the device using the
Roaming Identity from Intel® PROSet/Wireless
WiFi Software, and ignores the Authentication
Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft
IAS RADIUS accepts only a valid user name
(dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all
other authentication servers, the Roaming
Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended
to use the desired realm (for example,
[email protected]) for the Roaming Identity
rather than a true identity.
NOTE: Contact your administrator to obtain the domain name.
NOTE: For LEAP profiles, this option is listed as Use the
following user name and password.
Server Options
Select one of the following credential retrieval methods:
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Validate Server Certificate: Select to verify the
server certificate.
Certificate Issuer: The server certificate received during TLS
message exchange must be issued by this certificate authority
(CA). Trusted intermediate certificate authorities and root
authorities whose certificates exist in the system store are
available for selection. If Any Trusted CA is selected, any CA
in the list is acceptable. Click Any Trusted CA as the default
or select a certificate issuer from the list.
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Specify Server or Certificate Name: Enter the server
name.
The server name or domain to which the server belongs,
depends on which of the following options has been selected.
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Server name must match the specified entry
exactly: When selected, the server name must match
exactly the server name found on the certificate. The
server name should include the complete domain name
(for example, Servername.Domain name). The server
name can include all characters, including special
characters.
Domain name must end with the specified entry:
When selected, the server name identifies a domain,
and the certificate must have a server name that
belongs to this domain or to one of its subdomains (for
example, zeelans.com, where the server is blueberry.
zeelans.com).
NOTE: These parameters should be obtained from the
administrator.
Certificate Options
To obtain a certificate for TLS authentication, select one of the
following:
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Use my smart card: Select if the certificate resides on
a smart card.
Use the certificate issued to this computer: Selects
a certificate that resides in the machine store.
Use a user certificate on this computer: Click
Select to choose a certificate that resides on this
computer.
NOTE: The Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
supports machine certificates. However, they are not
displayed in the certificate listings.
Notes about Certificates: The specified identity should
match the Issued to identity in the certificate and should be
registered on the authentication server (for example, RADIUS
server) that is used by the authenticator. Your certificate must
be valid with respect to the authentication server. This
requirement depends on the authentication server and
generally means that the authentication server must know the
issuer of your certificate as a Certificate Authority. Use the
same user name you used to log in when the certificate was
installed.
Back
View the prior page in the Profile Wizard.
Next
View the next page in the Profile Wizard. If more security
information is required then the next step of the Security
Settings is displayed.
OK
Closes the Profile Wizard and saves the profile.
Cancel
Closes the Profile Wizard and cancels any changes made.
Help?
Provides the help information for the current page.
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Security Overview
This section describes the various security methods used to help protect WiFi networks.
Protecting Your WiFi Network
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Authentication
Encryption
SSID Broadcasting
Personal Security Methods
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Open and Shared Key authentication
WEP Encryption
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
802.1X Authentication (Enterprise Security)
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Overview
What is RADIUS?
How 802.1X Authentication Works
802.1X Features
Network Authentication Types
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Open
Shared
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Enterprise
WPA2-Enterprise
Data Encryption Types
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AES-CCMP
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TKIP
CKIP
Authentication Types
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TLS
TTLS
PEAP
LEAP
EAP-SIM
EAP-FAST
EAP-AKA
Authentication Protocols
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PAP
CHAP
MS-CHAP
MS-CHAP-V2
GTC
TLS
Cisco Features
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Cisco LEAP
Cisco Rogue Access Point Security Feature
802.11b and 802.11g Mixed Environment Protection Protocol
CKIP
Fast Roaming (CCKM)
Radio Management
Protecting Your WiFi Network
Your wireless network, if left unprotected, is vulnerable to access from other computers. You
can easily protect your home and small business network from nearly all forms of
unauthorized access with the security methods described in this section.
Authentication
Authentication is the process of identifying and approving a request from a client (usually a
laptop) to access a network at a network access point. Once authentication is completed and
access is granted, the client has access to the network.
Encryption
You can select encryption algorithms to encrypt the information and data that is sent across
your wireless network. Only computers equipped with pre-shared keys can encrypt and
decrypt the data being transmitted. Encryption keys are available with two levels of security,
64-bit and 128-bit. Use 128-bit keys for greater security.
SSID Broadcasting
A simple way to improve network security is to set your network access point to not
broadcast the Service Set Identifier (SSID). The SSID is needed to gain access. Only those
computers with knowledge of the SSID can access the network. (This is not set at the
adapter using the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, it is set at the access
point.)
Personal Security Methods
Open and Shared Network Authentication
IEEE 802.11 supports two types of network authentication methods: Open System and
Shared Key.
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When open authentication is used, any wireless station can request authentication.
The station that needs to authenticate with another wireless station sends an
authentication management request that contains the identity of the sending station.
The receiving station or access point grants any request for authentication. Open
authentication allows any device to gain network access. If no encryption is enabled
on the network, any device that knows the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the access
point can gain access to the network.
When shared key authentication is used, each wireless station is assumed to have
received a secret shared key over a secure channel that is independent from the
802.11 wireless network communications channel. You can share this secret key via a
wired Ethernet connection, or by physically using a USB memory stick or CD. Shared
key authentication requires that the client configure a static WEP key. The client
access is granted only if it passes a challenge-based authentication.
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) uses encryption to help prevent unauthorized reception of
wireless data. WEP uses an encryption key to encrypt data before transmitting it. Only
computers that use the same encryption key can access the network and decrypt the data
transmitted by other computers. WEP encryption provides for two levels of security, using a
64-bit key (sometimes referred to as 40-bit) or a 128-bit key (also known as 104-bit). For
stronger security, you should use a 128-bit key. If you use encryption, all wireless devices
on your wireless network must use the same encryption keys.
With WEP data encryption, a wireless station can be configured with up to four keys (the key
index values are 1, 2, 3, and 4). When an access point (AP) or a wireless station transmits
an encrypted message that uses a key stored in a specific key index, the transmitted
message indicates the key index that was used to encrypt the message body. The receiving
AP or wireless station can then retrieve the key that is stored at the key index and use it to
decode the encrypted message body
Because the WEP encryption algorithm is vulnerable to network attacks, you should consider
using WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal security.
WPA-Personal
WPA-Personal Mode is targeted to home and small business environments. WPA Personal
requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point and clients. No
authentication server is needed. The same password entered at the access point needs to be
used on this computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
Security depends on the strength and secrecy of the password. The longer the password,
the stronger the security of the wireless network. If your wireless access point or router
supports WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal then you should enable it on the access point
and provide a long, strong password. WPA-Personal makes available the TKIP and AESCCMP data encryption algorithms.
WPA2-Personal
WPA2-Personal requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point
and clients. No authentication server is needed. The same password entered at the access
point needs to be used on this computer and all other wireless devices that access the
wireless network. Security depends on the strength and secrecy of the password. The longer
the password, the stronger the security of the wireless network. WPA2 is an improvement
over WPA and implements the full IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA2 is backward compatible with
WPA. WPA2-Personal makes available the TKIP and AES-CCMP data encryption algorithms.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
802.1X Authentication (Enterprise Security)
This section describes security common used by larger companies.
Overview
What is Radius?
How 802.1X Authentication Works
802.1X Features
Overview
The 802.1X authentication is independent of the 802.11 authentication process. The 802.11
standard provides a framework for various authentication and key-management protocols.
There are different 802.1X authentication types and each provides a different approach to
authentication, but all employ the same 802.11 protocol and framework for communication
between a client and an access point. In most protocols, after completion of the 802.1X
authentication process, the client receives a key that it uses for data encryption. See How
802.1X authentication works for more information. With 802.1X authentication, an
authentication method is used between the client and a server (for example a Remote
Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server) connected to the access point. The
authentication process uses credentials, such as a user's password, that are not transmitted
over the wireless network. Most 802.1X types support dynamic per-user, per-session keys to
strengthen the key security. The 802.1X authentication benefits from the use of an existing
authentication protocol known as the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP).
The 802.1X authentication for wireless networks has three main components:
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The authenticator (the access point)
The supplicant (the client software)
The authentication server
The 802.1X authentication security initiates an authorization request from the wireless client
to the access point, which authenticates the client to an Extensible Authentication Protocol
(EAP) compliant RADIUS server. This RADIUS server may authenticate either the user (via
passwords or certificates) or the system (by MAC address). In theory, the wireless client is
not allowed to join the networks until the transaction is complete. (Not all authentication
methods use a RADIUS server. WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal use a common password
that must be entered at the access point and at all devices requesting access to the
network.)
There are several authentication algorithms used with 802.1X. Some examples are: EAPTLS, EAP-TTLS, Protected EAP (PEAP), and EAP Cisco Wireless Light Extensible
Authentication Protocol (LEAP). These are all methods for the wireless client to identify itself
to the RADIUS server. With RADIUS authentication, user identities are checked against
databases. RADIUS constitutes a set of standards that addresses Authentication,
Authorization, and Accounting (AAA). RADIUS includes a proxy process to validate clients in
a multi-server environment. The IEEE 802.1X standard provides a mechanism for controlling
and authenticating access to port-based 802.11 wireless and wired Ethernet networks. Portbased network access control is similar to a switched local area network (LAN) infrastructure
that authenticates devices attached to a LAN port and prevents access to that port if the
authentication process fails.
What is RADIUS?
RADIUS is the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service, an Authorization, Authentication,
and Accounting (AAA) client-server protocol that is used when a AAA dial-up client logs in or
out of a Network Access Server. Typically, a RADIUS server is used by Internet Service
Providers (ISP) to perform AAA tasks. AAA phases are described as follows:
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Authentication phase: Verifies a user name and password against a local database.
After credentials are verified, the authorization process begins.
Authorization phase: Determines whether a request is allowed access to a resource.
An IP address is assigned for the dial-up client.
Accounting phase: Collects information on resource usage for the purpose of trend
analysis, auditing, session-time billing, or cost allocation.
How 802.1X Authentication Works
Following is a simplified description of how 802.1X authentication works.
1. A client sends a "request to access" message to an access point. The access point
requests the identity of the client.
2. The client replies with its identity packet, which is passed along to the authentication
server.
3. The authentication server sends an "accept" packet to the access point.
4. The access point places the client port in the authorized state and data traffic is
allowed to proceed.
802.1X Features
The following authentication methods are supported on Windows* XP:
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Support for the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) - RFC 2284
Supported Authentication Methods on Windows* XP:
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EAP TLS Authentication Protocol - RFC 2716 and RFC 2246
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EAP Tunneled TLS (TTLS)
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Cisco LEAP
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PEAP
EAP-SIM
EAP-FAST
EAP-AKA
Network Authentication
Open
See Open Authentication.
Shared
See Shared Authentication.
WPA-Personal
See WPA-Personal.
WPA2-Personal
See WPA2-Personal.
WPA Enterprise
Enterprise Mode authentication is targeted to corporate or government environments. WPA
Enterprise verifies network users through a RADIUS or other authentication server. WPA
uses 128-bit encryption keys and dynamic session keys to ensure your wireless network's
privacy and enterprise security. An authentication type is selected to match the
authentication protocol of the 802.1X server.
WPA2 Enterprise
WPA Enterprise authentication is targeted to corporate or government environments. WPA2
Enterprise verifies network users through a RADIUS or other authentication server. WPA2
uses 128-bit encryption keys and dynamic session keys to ensure your wireless network's
privacy and enterprise security. An authentication type is selected to match the
authentication protocol of the 802.1X server. Enterprise Mode is targeted to corporate or
government environments. WPA2 is an improvement over WPA and implements the full IEEE
802.11i standard.
Data Encryption
AES-CCMP
Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol. The new method for privacy
protection of wireless transmissions specified in the IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP
provides a stronger encryption method than TKIP. Choose AES-CCMP as the data encryption
method whenever strong data protection is important. AES-CCMP is available with WPA/
WPA2 Personal/Enterprise network authentication.
NOTE: Some security solutions may not be supported by your computer's operating system
and may require additional software or hardware as well as wireless LAN infrastructure
support. Check with your computer manufacturer for details.
TKIP
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol provides per-packet key mixing, a message integrity check,
and a rekeying mechanism. TKIP is available with WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise network
authentication.
CKIP
See CKIP.
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) uses encryption to help prevent unauthorized reception of
wireless data. WEP uses an encryption key to encrypt data before transmitting it. Only
computers that use the same encryption key can access the network and decrypt the data
transmitted by other computers. Enterprise WEP is not exactly the same as personal WEP, in
that you can select Open network authentication and then click Enable 802.1X and be able
to choose from all client authentication types. The selection of authentication types are not
available under personal WEP.
Authentication Types
TLS
A type of authentication method using the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and a
security protocol called the Transport Layer Security (TLS). EAP-TLS uses certificates which
use passwords. EAP-TLS authentication supports dynamic WEP key management. The TLS
protocol is intended to secure and authenticate communications across a public network
through data encryption. The TLS Handshake Protocol allows the server and client to provide
mutual authentication and to negotiate an encryption algorithm and cryptographic keys
before data is transmitted.
TTLS
These settings define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. In TTLS
(Tunneled Transport Layer Security), the client uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and
create a TLS-encrypted channel between the client and server. The client can use another
authentication protocol. Typically, password-based protocols challenge over a non-exposed
TLS encrypted channel. TTLS implementations today support all methods defined by EAP, as
well as several older methods (PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2). TTLS can easily be
extended to work with new protocols by defining new attributes to support new protocols.
PEAP
PEAP is a new Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) IEEE 802.1X authentication type
designed to take advantage of server-side EAP-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) and to
support various authentication methods, including users' passwords, one-time passwords,
and Generic Token Cards.
LEAP
A version of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). Light Extensible Authentication
Protocol (LEAP) is a proprietary extensible authentication protocol developed by Cisco that
provides a challenge-response authentication mechanism and dynamic key assignment.
EAP-SIM
Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for GSM Subscriber Identity (EAP-SIM) is a
mechanism for authentication and session key distribution. It uses the Global System for
Mobile Communications (GSM) Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). EAP-SIM uses a dynamic
session-based WEP key, which is derived from the client adapter and RADIUS server, to
encrypt data. EAP-SIM requires you to enter a user verification code, or PIN, for
communication with the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. A SIM card is a special
smart card that is used by Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) based digital
cellular networks. RFC 4186 describes EAP-SIM.
EAP-AKA
EAP-AKA (Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for UMTS Authentication and Key
Agreement) is an EAP mechanism for authentication and session key distribution, using the
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Subscriber Identity Module (USIM).
The USIM card is a special smart card used with cellular networks to validate a given user
with the network.
Authentication Protocols
PAP
Password Authentication Protocol is a two-way handshake protocol designed for use with
PPP. Password Authentication Protocol is a plain text password used on older SLIP systems.
It is not secure. Only available for TTLS Authentication Type.
CHAP
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol is a three-way handshake protocol that is
considered more secure than Password Authentication Protocol. Only available for TTLS
authentication Type.
MS-CHAP (MD4)
Uses a Microsoft version of RSA Message Digest 4 challenge-and-reply protocol. This only
works on Microsoft systems and enables data encryption. To select this authentication
method causes all data to be encrypted. Only available for TTLS authentication type.
MS-CHAP-V2
Introduces an additional feature not available with MS-CHAP-V1 or standard CHAP
authentication, the change password feature. This feature allows the client to change the
account password if the RADIUS server reports that the password has expired. Available for
TTLS and PEAP authentication types.
Generic Token Card (GTC)
Carries user-specific token cards for authentication. The main feature in GTC is Digital
Certificate/Token Card-based authentication. In addition, GTC includes the ability to hide
user name identities until the TLS encrypted tunnel is established, which provides additional
confidentiality that user names are not being broadcast during the authentication phase.
Only available for PEAP authentication type.
TLS
The TLS protocol is intended to secure and authenticate communications across a public
network through data encryption. The TLS Handshake Protocol allows the server and client
to provide mutual authentication and to negotiate an encryption algorithm and cryptographic
keys before data is transmitted. Only available for PEAP authentication type.
Cisco Features
Cisco LEAP
Cisco LEAP (Cisco Light EAP) is a server and client 802.1X authentication through a usersupplied logon password. When a wireless access point communicates with a Cisco LEAPenabled RADIUS (Cisco Secure Access Control Server [ACS]), Cisco LEAP provides access
control through mutual authentication between client WiFi adapters and the wireless
networks and provides dynamic, individual user encryption keys to help protect the privacy
of transmitted data.
Cisco Rogue Access Point Security Feature
The Cisco Rogue access point feature provides security protection from an introduction of a
rogue access point that could mimic a legitimate access point on a network in order to
extract information about user credentials and authentication protocols that could
compromise security. This feature only works with Cisco's LEAP authentication. Standard
802.11 technology does not protect a network from the introduction of a rogue access point.
See LEAP Authentication for more information.
802.11b and 802.11g Mixed Environment Protection Protocol
Some access points, for example Cisco 350 or Cisco 1200, support environments in which
not all client stations support WEP encryption; this is called Mixed-Cell Mode. When these
wireless networks operate in "optional encryption" mode, client stations that join in WEP
mode, send all messages encrypted, and stations that use standard mode send all messages
unencrypted. These access points broadcast that the network does not use encryption but
allow clients that use WEP mode. When "Mixed-Cell" is enabled in a profile, it lets you
connect to access points that are configured for "optional encryption."
CKIP
Cisco Key Integrity Protocol (CKIP) is Cisco proprietary security protocol for encryption in
802.11 media. CKIP uses the following features to improve 802.11 security in infrastructure
mode:
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Key Permutation (KP)
Message Sequence Number
NOTE: CKIP is not used with WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise network authentication.
NOTE: CKIP is only supported through the use of the WiFi connection utility on Windows*
XP.
Fast Roaming (CCKM)
When a wireless LAN is configured for fast reconnection, a LEAP-enabled client device can
roam from one access point to another without involving the main server. Using Cisco
Centralized Key Management (CCKM), an access point configured to provide Wireless
Domain Services (WDS) takes the place of the RADIUS server and authenticates the client
without perceptible delay in voice or other time-sensitive applications.
Radio Management
When this feature is enabled your WiFi adapter provides radio management information to
the Cisco infrastructure. If the Cisco Radio Management utility is used on the infrastructure
it configures radio parameters, detects interference and rogue access points.
EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST, like EAP-TTLS and PEAP, uses tunneling to protect traffic. The main difference is
that EAP-FAST does not use certificates to authenticate. Provisioning in EAP-FAST is
negotiated solely by the client as the first communication exchange when EAP-FAST is
requested from the server. If the client does not have a pre-shared secret Protected Access
Credential (PAC), it is able to initiate a provisioning EAP-FAST exchange to dynamically
obtain one from the server.
EAP-FAST documents two methods to deliver the PAC: manual delivery through an out-ofband secure mechanism and automatic provisioning.
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Manual delivery mechanisms are any delivery mechanism that the administrator of the
network considers sufficiently secure.
Automatic provisioning establishes an encrypted tunnel to protect the authentication
of the client and the delivery of the PAC to the client. This mechanism, while not as
secure as a manual method may be, is more secure than the authentication method
used in LEAP.
The EAP-FAST method is divided into two parts: provisioning and authentication. The
provisioning phase involves the initial delivery of the PAC to the client. This phase only
needs to be performed once per client and user.
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Using the Administrator Tool
Overview
Administrator Packages
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Create a New Package
Open an Existing Package
Set Administrator Password
Administrator Tool Settings
Administrator Profiles
Single Sign-on Considerations for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7
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Persistent Profile
Pre-logon Connect
Exclude Networks
Voice over IP (VoIP) Connection
Application Settings
Adapter Settings
EAP-FAST A-ID Groups
Overview
The Administrator Tool is used to create custom install packages that can be exported to
client systems running Microsoft Windows* XP, Windows Vista* and Windows* 7. The
Administrator Tool is used to configure user settings and common (shared) WiFi network
profiles. The tool is used by the person who has administrator privileges on this computer.
The feature must be selected during a custom installation of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless
WiFi Connection Utility or the feature is not displayed.
Administrator Packages
An Administrator Package is a self-extracting executable file that contains administrative
profiles and other user settings. You can copy or send an administrative package to clients
on your network. When the executable runs, the contents are installed and configured on
the destination computer. If a profile is part of the package, the profile governs how the
destination computer connects to a specific WiFi network. For information about profiles, see
Administrator Profiles.
Create a New Package
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
3. Click Create a new package.
Name
Description
Create a new package
Create a package that can be exported to a
client computer. The client computer can run
Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, or Windows* 7.
The package capabilities will vary, depending on
the client OS. This package allows export of
802.1X authentication EAP-type, Pre-logon/
Common and Persistent profiles. However, there
are exceptions for Single Sign-on profiles that
will be exported to Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7 clients. See Administrator Profiles.
Open an existing package Select to browse for and open an existing
package.
4. Click OK.
5. Configure the following options to be included in the package:
Name
Description
Profiles
Click Include Profiles in this package (this should
already be checked). Profiles can be shared with other
users. Click Profiles here for more information and
instructions.
Application Settings
Click the Application Settings tab. Click Include
Application Settings in this package (this should
already be checked). Specify application settings to
be enabled. Click Application Settings here for more
information and instructions.
Adapter Settings
Click the Adapter Settings tab. Click Include
Adapter Settings in this package. Specify initial
values for adapter settings used on this computer.
Click Adapter Settings here for more information and
instructions.
EAP-FAST A-ID Groups Click the EAP-FAST A-ID Groups tab. Click Include
A-ID Groups. Add A-ID Group to support multiple
PACs from multiple A-IDs. Click EAP-FAST A-ID
Groups here for more information and instructions.
6. Click Close.
7. You are notified: The current package is changed. Would you like to save the
changes?
8. Click Yes. Save the executable file to a directory on the local disk drive.
9. Click Save. The file is created.
10. Click Finished to view the package contents.
Click Apply this package to this computer if you want to use the package
configuration on the Administrator's computer.
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Copy the executable file to any user's computer to install the configuration that
has been saved in the package. When you execute the package file, it is a silent
install.
11. Click OK.
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NOTE: You can also select Save Package on the File menu to save the
package.
Open an Existing Package
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
3. On the Open Administrator Package window, click Open an existing package to edit
an existing package.
4. Click Browse.... Locate the package's executable file.
5. Click Open. Make your updates for package settings.
6. Here you can Add, Remove and Copy profiles. You can also click Properties to
update the security settings for a profile.
7. Click Close.
8. You are notified: The current package is changed. Would you like to save the
changes?
9. Click Yes. Save the executable file to a directory on the local disk drive.
10. Click Save. The file is created.
11. Click Finished to view the package contents.
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Click Apply this package to this computer if you want to use the package
configuration on the Administrator's computer.
❍
Copy the executable file to any user's computer to install the configuration that
has been saved in the package. When you execute the package file, it is a silent
install.
12. Click OK.
NOTE: You can also select Open Package on the File menu to edit an
Administrator Package.
NOTE: If you create an Administrator Package for a Windows* XP Professional
x64 Edition system, the language files are located in the \XP\Docs and the \XP
\x64\Install\Lang folders on that system.
See:
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Administrator Profiles
Set Administrator Password
Administrator Tool Settings
Administrator Profiles
Administrator Profiles are owned and managed by the network administrator or the
administrator of this computer. These profiles are shared by all users on this computer.
However, end users cannot modify these profiles. They can only be modified from the
Administrator Tool, which is password protected. There are two types of Administrator
Profiles: Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. You can also configure Voice over IP (VoIP)
settings for export to a soft-phone application.
Single Sign-On Considerations for Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7
The following information applies only to Single Sign-On (SSO) profiles created for Windows
Vista* and Windows* 7* clients.
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Persistent profiles are not supported. Persistent profiles are ignored during package
import.
Saved credentials in profiles that are both Persistent and Pre-logon/Common are not
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supported.
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Saved credential profiles become prompt for credentials profiles.
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Profiles that are Persistent-plus-Pre-logon/Common, use machine credentials,
with an exception of TTLS profiles.
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Profiles that are Persistent-plus-Pre-logon/Common with TTLS, are not
supported. Only Pre-logon/Common with TTLS profiles are supported.
There is no pre-logon support for TLS profiles (including profiles with TLS as tunnel
method).
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No connection attempt during user log-in; TLS uses user certificates after user
logon.
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Machine certificates for user connection is not supported.
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Machine certificate setting will become user certificate setting on import.
For specific information about each profile type, see the following:
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SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
TTLS profiles
EAP-SIM profiles
EAP-AKA profiles
LEAP profiles
EAP-FAST profiles
PEAP-GTC profiles
PEAP-MS-CHAP-V2
PEAP-TLS profiles
TLS profiles
Persistent Profile
Persistent profiles are applied at boot time or whenever no one is logged on the computer.
After a user logs off, a Persistent profile maintains a wireless connection either until the
computer is turned off, or a different user logs on.
NOTE: Persistent profiles are not supported for Windows Vista* or Windows* 7. See Single
Sign-on Considerations for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7.
Persistent profile key points:
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The following types of profiles can be created as Persistent Profiles:
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All profiles that do not require 802.1X authentication (for example, Open
authentication with WEP encryption, Open authentication with no encryption).
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All profiles with 802.1X authentication that have the credentials saved: LEAP or
EAP-FAST.
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Profiles with security settings that include "Use the following user name and
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password" option.
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Profiles that use the machine certificate to authenticate.
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WPA-Enterprise profiles that do not use a user certificate.
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WPA-Personal profiles.
Persistent profiles are applied at system power up and after a user logs off.
NOTE: The WiFi connection utility supports machine certificates. However, they
are not displayed in the certificate listings.
Create a Persistent Profile for a Client Package
Following are general instructions for this type of Administrator profile. For more detailed
information and restrictions, see Create Profiles for Windows*.
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
3. Select Create new package or Open existing package. For existing packages, you
may browse to locate it. Then click OK.
4. Click Include Profiles in this package.
5. Click Persistent.
6. Click Add to open the General Settings.
7. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
8. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
9. Operating Mode: Network (Infrastructure) is selected by default.
10. Administrator Profile Type: Persistent: Active when no users are logged on is
selected.
11. Click Next.
12. Click Enterprise Security to open the Security Settings. See TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP,
or EAP-FAST for 802.1X security configuration information.
13. Click OK.
Remove a Persistent Profile from a Package
1. On the Persistent tab, click the profile.
2. Click Remove.
Copy a Persistent Profile for a Package
You can copy an existing profile, giving the copy a new name. You may want to do this in
order to have two similar profiles. To copy a profile:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the profile.
Click Copy.
Enter a new profile name.
Click OK.
The new profile is saved. This new profile has the same properties as the original.
Edit a Persistent Profile for a Package
1. Select the profile.
2. Click Properties.
3. Edit the properties of the new profile using the same instructions given under Create a
Persistent Profile.
Pre-logon/Common Profiles
Pre-logon/Common profiles are applied once a user logs on. If Single Sign On support is
installed, the connection is made prior to the Windows log-on sequence (Pre-logon/
Common). If Single Sign On support is not installed, the profile is applied once the user
session is active. Pre-logon/Common profiles always appear at the top of the Profiles list.
Users can still prioritize profiles that they have created but they cannot reprioritize Pre-logon/
Common profiles. Because these profiles appear at the top of the Profiles list, the WiFi
connection utility automatically attempts to connect to the Administrator profiles first before
any user-created profiles.
NOTE: Only administrators can create or export Pre-logon/Common profiles.
Pre-logon Connect key points are:
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Pre-logon Connect is active only at the Windows log on.
The following types of profiles can be created as Pre-logon/Common profiles:
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802.1X PEAP, TTLS or EAP-FAST profiles that use either the "Use Windows
Logon user name and password" or "Use the following user name and
password" credentials when configuring the profile's security settings.
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LEAP profiles that use the "Prompt for the user name and password."
credentials when configuring the profile's security settings.
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802.1X PEAP or TTLS profiles with user or machine certificates (the user must
have administrative rights to use machine certificates).
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TLS profiles that use digital certificates to verify the identity of a client and a
server.
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EAP-SIM profiles that use a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card to validate
your credentials with the network.
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All non-802.1X (Open and WEP) Common or User Based profiles.
A Pre-logon/Common profile is applied at Windows user log-on time.
Pre-logon/Common Connection Status
Pre-logon/Common profiles support is installed during a Custom install of the WiFi
connection utility. See Install or Uninstall the Single Sign On Feature for more information.
NOTE: If the Single Sign On or Pre-logon Connect features are not installed, an
administrator is still able to create Pre-logon/Common profiles for export to a
user's computer.
The following describes how the Pre-logon Connect feature functions from system power-up.
The assumption is that a saved profile exits. This saved profile has valid security settings
marked with "Use Windows Logon user name and password" that are applied at the time of
Windows log on.
1. After a system power-up, enter your Windows log on domain, user name, and
password.
2. Click OK. The Pre-logon/Common Profile Status page displays the progress of the
network connection. After the WiFi adapter is connected to the network access point,
the Status page closes and the Windows user logs on.
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If the corresponding access point rejects your credentials during the Common
connection, the profile credentials prompt you for your user credentials.
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Enter your credentials.
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Click OK. The profile is applied and the Status page displays the progress of the
connection status until you are logged onto Windows.
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Click Cancel on the Credentials page to select another profile.
NOTE: A user certificate can only be accessed by a user that has been
authenticated on the computer. Therefore, a user should log onto the computer
once (using either a wired connection, alternate profile or local log in) before
using a Pre-logon/Common profile that authenticates with a user certificate.
When you log off, any wireless connection is disconnected and a Persistent profile (if one is
available) is applied. Under certain circumstances, it is desirable to maintain the current
connection (for example, if user-specific data needs to be uploaded to the server post-logoff
or when roaming profiles are used). Create a profile that is marked as both Pre-logon/
Common and Persistent to achieve this functionality. If such a profile is active when the user
logs off, the connection is maintained.
Create a Pre-logon/Common Profile for a Client Package
Following are general instructions for this type of Administrator profile. For more detailed
information and restrictions, see Create Profiles for Windows*.
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
3. Select Create new package or Open existing package. For existing packages, you
may browse to locate it. Then click OK.
4. Click Include Profiles in this package.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
Click Pre-logon/Common.
Click Add to open the General Settings.
Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
Operating Mode: Network (Infrastructure) is selected by default.
Administrator Profile Type: Pre-logon/Common: Active when a user is logged
on. This profile is shared by all users. This profile type is already selected.
Click Next.
Click Advanced to open the Advanced Settings. Configure Advanced Settings and
then return to these instructions.
Click OK to close the Advanced Settings.
Click Enterprise Security to open the Security Settings. See EAP-SIM, TLS, TTLS,
PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST for 802.1X security configuration information.
Click OK to save the profile and add it to the Administrator profiles list.
NOTE: If a Persistent connection was already established, a Pre-logon/Common
profile is ignored unless the profile is configured with both Pre-logon/Common
and Persistent connection options.
Remove a Pre-logon/Common Profile from a Package
1. On the Persistent tab, click the profile.
2. Click Remove.
Copy a Pre-logon/Common Profile for a Package
You can copy an existing profile, giving the copy a new name. You can edit the new profile.
You may want to do this in order to have two similar profiles. To copy a profile:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the profile.
Click Copy.
Enter a new profile name.
Click OK.
The new profile is saved. This new profile has the same properties as the original.
Edit a Pre-logon/Common Profile for a Package
1. Select the profile.
2. Click Properties.
3. Edit the properties of the new profile using the same instructions given under Create a
Persistent Profile.
Click Creating Administrator Profiles for Enterprise Security for more information.
Exclude Networks
Administrators can designate networks to be excluded from connection. Once a network is
excluded, only an administrator can remove the network from the Exclude list. The excluded
network is displayed in the Exclude List Management, and is indicated by this icon:
NOTE: Unavailable for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7 packages.
To exclude a network:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click Include Profiles in this package.
Click Exclude.
Click Add to open the Exclude Network (SSID).
Network Name: Enter the network name of the network that you want to exclude.
Click OK to add the network name to the Exclude list.
To remove a network from exclusion:
1. Select the network name in the Exclude list.
2. Click Remove. The network is deleted from the Exclude list.
Voice over IP (VoIP) Connection
The WiFi connection utility supports VoIP third-party soft-phone applications. Third-party
VoIP applications support Voice Codecs. Codecs generally provide a compression capability
to save network bandwidth. The WiFi connection utility supports the following International
Telecommunications Union (ITU) codec standards:
Codec
Algorithm
ITU G.711 PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
ITU G.722 SBADPCM (Sub-Band Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation)
ITU G.723 Multi-rate Coder
ITU G.726 ADPCM (Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation)
ITU G.727 Variable-Rate ADPCM
ITU G.728 LD-CELP (Low-Delay Code Excited Linear Prediction)
ITU G.729 CS-ACELP (Conjugate Structure Algebraic-Code Excited Linear
Prediction)
An administrator can export VoIP settings to configure various codec data rates and frame
rates to improve voice quality in VoIP transmissions. To create a VoIP profile:
NOTE: Check that Voice over IP is not disabled in the Administrator Tool Application
Settings. It is enabled by default.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Include Profiles in this package.
Click VoIP.
Click Add to open the Create VoIP Profiles page.
Select the Codec bandwidth, application usage, and frame rate. For Voice Data:
G711 has 10ms frame rate with 64kbps bit rate
G722 has 10ms frame rate with 64kbps bit rate
G723 has 30ms frame rate with either 5.3kbps or 6.4kbps bit rate
G726-32 has 10ms frame rate with 32kbps bit rate
G728 has 2.5ms frame rate with 16kbps bit rate
G729 has 10ms frame rate with 10kbps bit rate
Select parameters from the drop down menus.
Codec
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G711_64kbps
G722_64kbps
G722_56kbps
G722_48kbps
G722_1_32kbps
G722_1_24kbps
G722_1_16kbps
G726_16kbps
G726_24kbps
G726_32kbps
G726_40kbps
G728_16kbps
G729a_8kbps
G729e_11_8kbps
GIPS_iPCM_VARIABLE
G722_2_VARIABLE
Usage
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Interactive voice
Audio conference
Voice data
Video
Streaming audio
5. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
6. Click Close to save the profile settings to a package.
Frame Rate
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20
30
Application Settings
An administrator can configure the WiFi connection utility Application Settings to control how
the application behaves on the user's computer, and to select what level of control users
have over various aspects of their wireless connections. See Application Settings.
Adapter Settings
An administrator can configure the adapter settings for the WiFi adapter installed on the
user's computer. See Adapter Settings.
EAP-FAST A-ID Groups
NOTE: This feature is unavailable if CCXv4 is not selected in the Administrator Tool
Application Settings.
An Authority Identifier (A-ID) is the RADIUS server that provisions Protected Access
Credentials (PACs) A-ID groups. A-ID groups are shared by all users of the computer and
allow EAP-FAST profiles to support multiple PACs from multiple A-IDs. The A-ID groups can
be pre-configured by the administrator and set up through an Administrator Package on a
user's computer. When a wireless network profile encounters a server with an A-ID within
the same group of the A-ID specified in the wireless network profile, it uses this PAC without
a prompt to the user.
To add an A-ID Group:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select Include A-ID Groups.
Click Add.
Enter a new A-ID group name.
Click OK. The A-ID group is added to the A-ID Group list.
If the A-ID group is locked, then additional A-IDs cannot be added to the group.
To add an A-ID to an A-ID group:
1. Select a group from the A-ID Groups list.
2. Click Add in the A-IDs section.
3. Select an A-ID.
4. Click OK. The A-ID is added to the list.
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Set Administrator Password
A user cannot modify Administrator settings or profiles unless they have the password for
this tool. When you first access the Administrator Tool, you are required to enter a
password. The password must not exceed 100 characters (although the field will only display
up to 56 characters). Null passwords are not allowed.
1. Password: Create a password (maximum 100 characters).
2. Confirm Password: Reenter the password.
3. Click OK. The Open Administrator Package displays.
To Change the Existing Password
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
On the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
Click Change Password on the password entry form.
Old Password: Enter the existing password.
New Password: Enter the new password.
Confirm Password: Reenter the new password again.
Click OK to save the new password and enter the Administrator Tool.
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Application Settings (Administrator Tool)
An administrator can configure the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility settings
to control how the application behaves on the user's computer, and to select what level of
control users have over various aspects of their WiFi connections. These settings are
configured using the Administrator Tool, and are not the same as those listed under the
Tools Menu.
NOTE: Many of these settings are only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP
Client.
How to Access
1. Open the Administrator Tool.
2. Select to Create a new package or Open an existing package.
3. Click the Application Settings tab and click Include Application Settings in this
package.
4. Select the settings that you want. Some settings require more information.
Application Settings Description
Name
Description
802.1X Authentication
Allow the user to create profiles or connect to networks
that support the following 802.1X authentication EAP
types.
Select which 802.1X authentication EAP types you want enabled
on a user's computer: EAP LEAP, EAP PEAP, EAP TLS, EAP SIM,
EAP TTLS, EAP FAST, EAP AKA.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
AAA In Control
Notify when another application uses the WiFi adapter
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Adapter Switching
Enable Adapter Switching
If enabled, then whenever a valid wired Ethernet connection is
detected, the WiFi connection utility will automatically close any
WiFi network connections. If the system looses its wired
Ethernet connection, the WiFi connection utility will
automatically attempt to connect to the last connected profile.
If the last connected network is not available, the WiFi
connection utility will attempt to connect to the first available
wireless network based on the preferred Profile List.
NOTE: This behavior is for the system as a whole and is not
specific to any user.
Administrator Tool
Allow user to access the Administrator Tool.
Leaving the box checked allows the user to access the
Administrator Tool on their computer when the tool is installed.
Uncheck the box to remove their ability to access the
Administrator tool.
Application Auto
Launch
Allow the user to start an application on connection.
Enabling this feature lets the user specify an application that
will start up whenever a particular network profile connects.
The user selects the profile and can then specify an application,
batch file, or script. For example, the user may want a Virtual
Private Network (VPN) session to start automatically whenever
the laptop connects to a specific wireless network. If this
feature is unchecked (disabled), then the user cannot specify
any application to startup automatically when a given network
profile connects.
Application On Radio
Toggle
WiFi On Toggle
Enables a third-party application to disable the Intel® PROSet/
Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, WiFi On / WiFi Off switch.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
CCXv4
Cisco Compatible Extensions, version 4, includes enhancements
to EAP-FAST. Among these are options for user prompts and
warnings.
Select Enable CCXv4 to Enable Cisco Compatible Extensions,
version 4 (CCXv4) features for EAP-FAST profiles.
NOTE: The EAP-FAST Authority Identifier (A-ID) Groups feature
in the Administrator Tool is unavailable if CCXv4 is not enabled.
Select which of the following prompts to enable or disable on a
user's computer for EAP-FAST PAC provisioning:
Turn off prompts and warnings for unauthenticated
provisioning: Option to turn off prompts and warnings for PAC
auto-provisioning if there is no PAC or there is no PAC that
matches the A-ID sent by the server that it is connected to.
Turn off prompts when switching default server (A-ID):
Option to turn off prompts when a client encounters a server
that has provisioned a PAC before but is not currently selected
as the default server.
Turn off unauthenticated provisioning after PAC is
provisioned: Option to turn off auto-provisioning automatically
after a PAC for that A-ID has been provisioned.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Cache Credentials
Select to save credentials after a user logs on. If the wireless
connection temporarily disconnects, the saved credentials are
used upon reconnection. The credentials are cleared when the
user logs off.
NOTE: if cleared, the Prompt each time I connect option is
unavailable when creating profiles.
Certificate Expiration
Warning
Enable Certificate Expiration Warning
If checked, the WiFi connection utility will warn users when the
certificates are going to expire. The provided URL will allow
them to update their certificates from a certificate server. When
checked, the following fields become active:
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Number of days to update certificate: This is the
number of days before expiration that the user receives
the warning.
Certificate Update URL
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Device to Device Ad
Hoc) Networking
Enable or disable whether a user is able to either create Device
to Device (ad hoc) profiles or join Device to Device (ad hoc)
networks.
Select one of the following to enable or disable whether the
user can connect to device to device networks:
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Enable device to device networking
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Enable only secure device to device networking
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Disable device to device networking
Select to either allow a user to configure profiles with device to
device (ad hoc) settings or prevent configuration of Device to
Device (ad hoc) profiles.
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Show device to device application settings
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Hide device to device application settings
To remove the Device to Device (ad hoc) operating mode from
the Create WiFi Profile General Settings, select both Disable
device to device networking and Hide device to device
application settings. This prevents a user from creating
profiles that support Device to Device (ad hoc) network.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Driver Event Logging
Driver event logging captures and logs events that are specific
to the driver. These events can be viewed on the Wireless
Event Viewer. Here you can select to enable standard logging or
troubleshooting logging. See Wireless Event Viewer Settings
Enable Driver Event Logging
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Import and Export
Standard Logging
Troubleshooting Logging
Enable profiles to be imported and exported
Select to allow profiles to be imported from or exported to a
user's computer. If enabled here, then profiles that are placed
in the auto import folder will be imported automatically.
Intel® Active
Management
Technology Settings
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Username
Password
Enter the Username and Password to override the default
names used by Intel® Active Management Technology to
synchronize Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
profiles.
Intel® My WiFi
Technology (MWT)
Enable Intel® MWT Cell Forwarding API.
Click to enable a third-party application to use Intel® MWT Cell
Forwarding of IP Packet API for the purpose of bridging an
Intel® MWT network that uses a BSS connection.
NOTE: This setting is not applicable for Windows* XP Client.
This setting is also not applicable for a client equipped with one
of the following adapters:
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Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
Maintain Connection
Hide the Maintain Connection setting for user profiles
Select to hide the Maintain Connection option in the Create WiFi
Profile Advanced Settings. This Maintain Connection option
maintains the WiFi connection with a user profile after log off.
NOTE: The Maintain Connection option may be used with Nortel
VPN client when it is configured to Logoff on Connect.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Maintain Smart Card
Connection
Maintain connection if smart card is unavailable
Select to maintain the connection if the smart card is removed
while the wireless device is connected to a network that uses
smart card credentials. The default behavior for the WiFi
connection utility is to close the connection that uses smart
card credentials if the smart card is removed. Turning this
feature On will cause the connection to remain connected
(unless re-authentication is required for another reason). Select
to maintain a connection if the smart card is removed while the
computer is connected to a network using smart card/SIM
credentials.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Message On Radio
Toggle
Enable WiFi On Toggle Message on a user's computer
Select to enables a third-party application to notify a user that
the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility WiFi On /
Off switch is disabled.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Microsoft Windows*
XP Coexistence
Enable Microsoft Wireless Zero Configuration and Intel®
PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software to coexist on this system.
Select to prevent Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero
Configuration Service from being disabled when the Intel®
PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility is enabled. Select to
allow coexistence.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Persistent Connection
Select to Ensure that persistent connection and computer
policies are updated prior to user log on.
NOTE: Updating policies may delay the log on screen for up to
two minutes.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Pre-logon Cisco Mode
Enable Cisco Mode during a Pre-logon
Cisco access points have the capability to support multiple WiFi
network names (SSIDs), but only broadcast one of these. In
order to connect to such an access point, an attempt is made to
connect with each profile. This mode of connecting to each
profile is referred to as Cisco Mode. Default is enabled. Uncheck
to disable.
NOTE: If enabled, the Pre-logon connection may increase the
connection time.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Profile Connectivity
Disable user-profile switching
This provides control over user connection to administrator
profiles. Leaving this setting Off lets the user connect to both
user and administrator profiles. When turned On, the user can
only connect to administrator profiles, and the administrator
chooses which administrator profiles are available to the user,
as follows:
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Allow the user to connect to All administrator
profiles
Allow the user to only connect to the First
administrator profile
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Security Level
Select the security level on a user's computer.
Users are able to connect to profiles only with this
security level.
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Allow the user to connect to networks with Personal
Security only.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Shared Folder
Notification
Select the shared folder notification setting on a user's
computer.
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Unshare shared folders automatically when
connected to an unsecured network.
Disable this notification.
Notify when connected to an unsecured network
(default).
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Single Sign On
Select which Administrator Profile types are enabled on a user
computer.
Single Sign On:
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Persistent Connection: Profiles are active during start
up and when no user is logged onto the computer.
Pre-logon or Common Connection: Profiles are active
immediately after a user logs onto the computer.
If Pre-Logon features are installed, the profile is active during
the logon process. If Pre-Logon features are not installed, the
profile is Common and becomes active at the beginning of the
user's session.
Administrator profiles are placed at the top (or bottom) of the
user's profile list. They cannot be changed or deleted by the
user.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Support Information
Specify the support information displayed in the About box of
the WiFi connection utility.
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Voice over IP
Support URL: Enter the support center web site that
you want your customers to access for technical support.
Support Phone Number: Enter the telephone number
that you want your customers to call for technical
support.
Enables third-party software to use the VoIP application on a
user's computer. The default setting enables this feature.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup* The WiFi connection utility can be configured to operate as a
registrar for access points that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
The registrar securely transfers the access point key or
password automatically or manually with a USB flash drive or
other external device.
●
Enable registering other devices (default).
●
Hide Enable Device Registration application setting.
Select Enable registering other devices to enable the WiFi
connection utility to register other devices.
You can also select Hide Enable Device Registration
application setting in the WiFi connection utility application
settings to block user to change the settings.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
WiFi Manager
Select which WiFi manager controls a user's wireless
connections. Use either the previous logged on user's WiFi
manager or allow each user to select their preferred WiFi
manager.
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●
Allow all users to switch between Intel® PROSet/Wireless
WiFi software and Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero
Configuration, after log on.
The WiFi manager at log on is determined by the active
WiFi manager when the last user logged off.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
WiFi On/Off
Control the wireless radio.
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No change: The radio is not turned on or off.
Turn WiFi Off: This administrator profile turns the radio
off.
Turn WiFi On: This administrator profile turns the radio
on.
Turn off 802.11a radio only: This becomes selectable
if Turn WiFi On is enabled.
Disable WiFi On/Off selection: Select to prevent a
user from accessing the WiFi On/Off control on the WiFi
connection utility main window or Taskbar menu. A user
is notified that The feature is disabled by the
administrator if they attempt to turn on or off the radio
control.
Add 802.11a Radio On/Off selection: Select to allow
the user to turn on/off the 802.11a radio separately from
the 802.11b/g radio. If you select this, the Disable
802.11a Radio On/Off selection becomes available.
Select this to show the 802.11a radio On/Off control, but
disable it. This lets you give the user individual control
over the radios.
Once this feature is installed on a user's computer, follow these
instructions to turn on or off the 802.11a radio control:
To turn off the 802.11a radio:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, click the
WiFi On button. The list of radio options is displayed.
2. Select 802.11a Radio Off. The 802.11a radio is now
inactive.
To turn on the 802.11a radio:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, click the
802.11a Radio Off button. The list of radio options is
displayed.
2. Select WiFi On. The 802.11a radio is now active.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on
Windows* XP Client.
Wireless Event Viewer
Settings
Wireless Event Viewer Settings
Enable Wireless Event Logging
This feature creates log files of wireless events on the client
system, which then may be copied to a network file server or
elsewhere. Default is for Wireless Event Logging to be turned
off. After you click Enable Wireless Event Logging, then
Settings is enabled.
Click Settings to open a window to Log File Settings.
General Tab
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Specify the folder to write the wireless log file to:
Specify an absolute location on the client system.
Log file name prefix: This is the name of the log file.
The name is: <ComputerName_UserDomain>.
Maximum Log File Size: To prevent log files from
growing too large, new log files are created when the
current log file exceeds the specified size in MB. The
default file size in 1 megabyte. You can select a file size
of up to ten megabytes, in one-megabyte increments.
Log File Copy Tab
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Enable log file copying: This feature allows you to have
the client log files copied to another location.
Copy log files to the following location: Indicate
where the log files will be copied. This is typically an
admin server.
Select copy frequency from the following: You have
the following two options for the copy frequency.
❍
Copy all previous log files when a new log file
is created.
❍
Copy all previous log files every specified
number of days: Select the number of days; this
number can range from 1 to 30 days. The default
is seven days.
Log File Deletion Tab
Select from the following when to delete old log files:
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Never delete old log files.
Delete old log when any of the selected conditions
are met:
❍
Delete old log files every specified number of
days: This number can range from 1 to 30.
❍
Delete old log files when the total size of the
log files exceeds: This number can range from 1
to 10 megabytes (MB) in one-megabyte
increments.
❍
Delete old log files after each successful log
file copy.
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Closes the Administrator Tool.
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EAP-AKA Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using EAP-AKA authentication are mapped to Windows* XP,
Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Client OS
Persistent Profile
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
Windows* XP
Not supported.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality
not supported.
Not supported.
Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7
IT package profile is
not applied to client.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality
not supported.
Not supported.
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EAP-FAST Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using EAP-FAST authentication are mapped to Windows* XP,
Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
Persistent Profile
Pre-login/
Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and
Pre-logon/
Common
CCXv4 TLS User
Certificate
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses user
certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC: Not Not supported.
supported.
While logged
on: Uses user
certificate.
CCXv4 TLS
Machine
Certificate
Windows* XP
After log-off/
During PLC and
reboot: Uses
while logged
machine certificate. on: Uses
machine
certificate.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
During PLC: Not During PLC: Not
supported.
supported.
While logged
on: Uses user
certificate.
While logged
on: Uses user
certificate.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
CCXv4 TLS Smart Windows* XP
Card
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
CCXv3/CCXv4
MS-CHAP-V2 Saved
Credentials
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
Inner method is
not distinguished.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses saved
credentials.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
CCXv3/CCXv4
MS-CHAP-V2 Prompt
Windows* XP
Inner method is
not distinguished.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Prompts for
credentials.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/reboot:
Prompts for
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Prompts for
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Prompts for
credentials.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
CCXv3/CCXv4
MS-CHAP-V2 Windows Login
Windows* XP
Inner method is
not distinguished.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses
Windows* XP
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses
Windows* XP
credentials.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses
Windows*
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses
Windows*
credentials.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
CCXv4 GTC
Saved
Credentials
Windows* XP
Inner method is
not distinguished.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses saved
credentials.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
CCXv4 GTC
Prompt
Windows* XP
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
CCXv4 GTC
Windows* Login
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses
Windows* XP
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses
Windows* XP
credentials.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Prompts for
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Prompts for
credentials.
After log-off/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials
(ACSv4.2 or
later).
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EAP-SIM Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using EAP-SIM authentication are mapped to Windows* XP,
Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Client OS
Persistent Profile
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
Windows* XP
Not supported.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality
not supported.
Not supported.
Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7
IT package profile is
not applied to client.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality
not supported.
Not supported.
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LEAP Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using LEAP authentication are mapped to Windows* XP,
Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
Persistent
Profile
Pre-login/
Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and
Pre-logon/
Common
Saved credentials
(Use the
following)
Windows* XP
After log-off and
after reboot:
Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after log-off
and after
reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package
profile does not
get applied to
client.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
After log-off and
after reboot:
Uses machine
credentials.
Prompt each time
I connect
Use Windows*
Logon
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses Windows*
XP credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
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Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses Windows*
credentials.
Not supported.
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SSO Administration Profiles using PEAP-GTC authentication are mapped to Windows* XP,
Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
Persistent
Profile
Pre-login/
Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and
Pre-logon/
Common
Saved credentials
(Use the
following)
Windows* XP
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/
reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package
profile is not
applied to client.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
Prompt each time
I connect
Windows* XP
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Use Windows
Logon
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses Windows
credentials
Not supported.
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PEAP-MS-CHAP-V2 Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using PEAP-MS-CHAP-V2 authentication are mapped to
Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
Saved Credentials Windows* XP
(Use the
following)
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Persistent
Profile
Pre-login/
Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and
Pre-logon/
Common
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC, while
logged on, and
after logoff/reboot:
Uses saved
credentials.
IT package
profile is not
applied to
client.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Prompts for
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Prompts for
credentials.
After logoff/reboot:
Uses machine
credentials.
Secured
password
Windows* XP
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
credentials.
Not supported.
For pre-logon
connections, reauthenticate
using Windows
credentials:
Checked.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses Windows
credentials.
After logoff/reboot:
Uses machine
credentials.
For pre-logon
connections, re-
authenticate
using Windows
credentials: Not
checked.
During PLC, while
logged on, and
after logoff/reboot:
Uses machine
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
IT package
profile is not
applied to client.
For pre-logon
connections, reauthenticate
using Windows
credentials:
Checked.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses Windows
credentials.
After logoff/reboot:
Uses machine
credentials.
For pre-logon
connections, reauthenticate
using Windows
credentials: Not
checked.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Prompts the user
for credentials.
After logoff/reboot:
Uses machine
credentials.
Prompt each time Windows* XP
I connect
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on, prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Use Windows
Logon
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on, prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on, uses
Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on, uses
Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
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PEAP-TLS Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using PEAP-TLS authentication are mapped to Windows* XP,
Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
Persistent
Profile
Pre-login/
Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and
Pre-logon/
Common
User certificate
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses user
certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC: Not
supported.
Not supported.
While logged on:
Uses user
certificate.
Machine
certificate
Windows* XP
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses machine
certificate.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package
profile is not
applied to client
During PLC: Not
supported.
During PLC: Not
supported.
While logged on:
Uses user
certificate.
While logged
off: Uses user
certificate.
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
Smart card
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on,
uses smart card
certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on,
uses XP
credentials.
Not supported.
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TLS Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using TLS authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows
Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
Persistent
Profile
Pre-login/
Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and
Pre-logon/
Common
User certificate
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses user
certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC: Not Not supported.
supported.
While logged
on: Uses user
certificate.
Machine
certificate
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
Windows* XP
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses
machine
certificate.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package
profile is not
applied to client.
During PLC: Not During PLC: Not
supported.
supported.
While logged
on: Uses user
certificate.
While logged on:
Uses user
certificate.
After logoff/
reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
Smart card
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses smart
card certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged
on: Uses smart
card certificate.
Not supported.
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TTLS Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using TTLS authentication are mapped to Windows* XP,
Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
Persistent
Profile
Pre-login/
Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and
Pre-logon/
Common
Saved Credentials
(Use the
following)
Windows* XP
After Logoff/
Reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC,
while logged on,
and after logoff/
reboot: Uses
saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses saved
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
uses Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and
while logged on:
Uses Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
Prompt each time
I connect
Use Windows
Logon
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Adapter Settings (Administrator)
The Adapter Settings screen controls and displays the device properties for the WiFi adapter
installed on a computer. Not all settings listed here apply to all adapters, see the setting
description.
This version of Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software is compatible with the following
adapters:
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5300
WiFi Link 5100
WiFi Link 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
How to Access
1. Open the Administrator Tool.
2. Select to Create a new package or Open an existing package.
3. Click the Adapter Settings tab and click Include Adapter Settings in this
package.
Configure Adapter Settings
1. From within the Administrator tool, click Include Adapter Settings in this package.
2. For each setting listed in the table below, select one of the following options:
❍
Use default value: Resets the setting on the user machine to the default value.
❍
No change: (For Windows* XP users only.) Maintains the user selected value.
❍
❍
The administrator decides not to enforce all the settings on a user's computer.
The user can change the WiFi adapter setting values from the Advanced menu
in the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
No change: (For Windows Vista* and Windows* 7 users only.) Maintains the
user selected value. The administrator decides not to enforce all the settings on
a user's computer. The user can change the WiFi adapter setting values at the
Device Manager.
Select the value: The administrator selects the value that is to be used on the
user's computer.
WiFi Adapter Settings Description
Following are descriptions of the WiFi adapter settings.
Name
Description
802.11n Channel Width (2.4
GHz)
Set high throughput channel width to maximize
performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. 20MHz is the default setting. Use 20MHz if
802.11n channels are restricted. This setting applies
to 802.11n capable adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following
adapters:
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802.11n Channel Width (5.2
GHz)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (20 MHz
channel width only)
Set high throughput channel width to maximize
performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. Auto is the default setting. Use 20MHz if
802.11n channels are restricted. This setting applies
to 802.11n capable adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following
adapters:
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●
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
802.11n Mode
The 802.11n standard builds upon previous 802.11
standards by adding multiple-input multiple-output
(MIMO). MIMO increases data throughput to improve
transfer rate. Select Enabled or Disabled to set the
802.11n mode of the WiFi adapter. Enabled is the
default setting. This setting applies to 802.11n
capable adapters only.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54
Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2*-AES security
must be selected. No security (None) can be selected
to enable network setup and troubleshooting.
An administrator can enable or disable support for
high throughput mode to reduce power-consumption
or conflicts with other bands or compatibility issues.
Ad Hoc Channel
Unless the other computers in the ad hoc network use
a different channel from the default channel, there is
no need to change the channel.
Value: Select the allowed operating channel from the
list.
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802.11b/g: Select this option when 802.11b
and 802.11g (2.4 GHz) ad hoc band frequency
is used. For this band, the default channel is 11.
802.11a: Select this option when 802.11a (5
GHz) ad hoc band frequency is used. For this
band, the default channel is 36. This setting is
does not apply to the Intel® WiFi Link 1000
adapter.
NOTE: When an 802.11a channel is not displayed,
initiating ad hoc networks is not supported for
802.11a channels.
Ad Hoc Power Management
Set power saving features for Device to Device (ad
hoc) networks.
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Ad Hoc QoS Mode
Quality of Service (QoS) control in ad hoc networks.
QoS provides prioritization of traffic from the access
point over a wireless network based on traffic
classification. WMM* (Wi-Fi Multimedia*) is the QoS
certification of the Wi-Fi Alliance* (WFA). When
WMM* is enabled, the WiFi adapter uses WMM to
support priority tagging and queuing capabilities for
Wi-Fi* networks.
●
●
Fat Channel Intolerant
Disable: Select when connecting to ad hoc
networks that contain stations that do not
support ad hoc power management.
Maximum Power Savings: Select to optimize
battery life.
Noisy Environment: Select to optimize
performance or connecting with multiple clients.
WMM Enabled
WMM Disabled (default)
This setting communicates to surrounding networks
that this WiFi adapter is not tolerant of 40MHz
channels in the 2.4GHz band. The default setting is
for this to be turned off (disabled), so that the
adapter does not send this notification.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following
adapters:
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Mixed Mode Protection
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection
Use to avoid data collisions in a mixed
802.11b/11g/11a/11n environment. Request to Send/
Clear to Send (RTS/CTS) should be used in an
environment where clients may not hear each other.
CTS-to-self can be used to gain more throughput in
an environment where clients are in close proximity
and can hear each other. (CTS-to-self is not
supported for 802.11n.)
Power Management
(Administrator View)
When creating an administrator package, Power
Management lets you select a balance between power
consumption and WiFi adapter performance.
PSP - Power Saving Mode
CAM - Constantly Awake Mode
Select one of the Power Saving Mode levels:
PSP CAM: The client adapter is powered
up continuously.
PSP Level 1: PSP set at maximum
power.
PSP Levels 2-4: PSP set to maximize
power.
PSP Level 5: PSP set to maximize
battery life.
PSP Auto: Default is PSP Level 5.
NOTE: Power consumption savings vary based on
infrastructure settings.
Preamble Mode
Changes the preamble length setting received by the
access point during an initial connection. Always use
Auto Tx Preamble to provide optimal network
throughput. Auto Tx Preamble allows automatic
preamble detection. If supported, short preamble
should be used. If not, use Long Tx Preamble.
NOTE: This setting is only available if the client WiFi
adapter is an Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network
Connection or an Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Network Connection.
Roaming Aggressiveness
This setting lets you define how aggressively a
wireless client roams to improve connection to an
access point.
Click Use default value to balance between not
roaming and performance or select a value from the
list.
Values:
0: No Roaming: Your wireless client does
not roam. Only significant link quality
degradation causes it to roam to another
access point.
1-3: Allow Roaming
2: Default: Balances between not
roaming and performance.
4: Maximum Roaming
Throughput Enhancement
Changes the value of the Packet Burst Control.
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Transmit Power
Enable: Select to enable throughput
enhancement.
Disable: (Default) Select to disable throughput
enhancement.
If you decrease the transmit power, you reduce the
WiFi radio coverage.
Default Setting: Highest power setting
Values:
Tx Minimum: Lowest Minimum
Coverage: Set the adapter to the lowest
transmit power. Enables you to expand
the number of coverage areas or confine
a coverage area. Reduce the coverage
area in high traffic areas to improve
overall transmission quality and avoid
congestion and interference with other
devices.
Tx Level 1, Tx Level 2, Tx Level 3: Set
by country requirements.
Tx Maximum: Highest Maximum
Coverage: Set the adapter to the
maximum transmit power level. Select
for maximum performance and range in
environments with limited additional
radio devices.
If you select No change, then this setting will not be
changed at the user's computer.
NOTE: The optimal setting is for a user to always set
the transmit power at the lowest possible level still
compatible with the quality of their communication.
This allows the maximum number of wireless devices
to operate in dense areas and reduce interference
with other devices that this radio shares radio
spectrum with.
NOTE: This setting takes effect when either Network
(Infrastructure) or Device to Device (ad hoc) mode is
used.
Wireless Mode
Select which mode to use for connection to a WiFi
network:
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802.11a only: Connect the wireless WiFi
adapter to 802.11a networks only. Not
applicable for all adapters.
802.11b only: Connect the wireless WiFi
adapter to 802.11b networks only. Not
applicable for all adapters.
802.11g only: Connect the wireless WiFi
adapter to 802.11g networks only.
802.11a and 802.11g: Connect the wireless
WiFi adapter to 802.11a and 802.11g networks
only. Not applicable for all adapters.
802.11b and 802.11g: Connect the wireless
WiFi adapter to 802.11b and 802.11g networks
only. Not applicable for all adapters.
802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g: (Default) Connect to either 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g
wireless networks. Not applicable for all
adapters.
NOTE: These wireless modes (Modulation types)
determine the discovered access points displayed in
the WiFi Networks list.
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Advanced Settings
Use the Advanced Settings window to set additional parameters for a specific profile.
How to Access
1. If you are creating or editing an administrator profile, open the Administrator Tool. Or
if you are creating or editing a personal profile, at the main window, click Profiles.
2. At the Profiles window or tab, for an existing profile, click Properties. For a new
profile click Add.
3. At the General Settings window, click Advanced....
Advanced Settings Description
Name
Description
Auto Connect
Automatic (Default): Select to have the Intel® PROSet/
Wireless WiFi Connection Utility connect automatically to this
profile when it is in range.
On Demand: Select to prevent automatic connection of a
profile when the network is in range. For example, if there is a
cost for a wireless connection and you did not want to connect
automatically when in range. In the WiFi Networks list and in
the Profiles list, the network will be noted with this icon,
indicating On Demand connection (also called manual
connection).
To connect to the network:
1. Select the network from the WiFi Networks list.
2. Click Connect.
Auto Import
Allows a network administrator to easily move the selected
profile to other computers. When the exported file is placed in
the WiFi\AutoImport directory on another computer, the WiFi
connection utility automatically imports the profile.
NOTE: This feature is only available when configuring a user
profile. It is not available when configuring Administrator
Profiles.
Band Selection
Here you can select the band to use for this connection profile:
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Mandatory Access
Point
Mixed band (default): Select this to the have WiFi
connection utility attempt to connect this profile to an
available network with either of the two bands.
2.4 GHz band: Select this to have the WiFi connection
utility attempt to connect this profile to an available
network using only the 2.4 GHz band.
5.2 GHz band: Select this to have the WiFi connection
utility attempt to connect this profile to an available
network using only the 5.2 GHz band.
Forces the WiFi adapter to connect to an access point that uses
a specific MAC address. Enter the MAC address of the access
point (BSSID); 48-bit, 12 hexadecimal digits. For example,
00:06:25:0E:9D:84.
Clear: Clear current address.
NOTE: This feature is not available when ad hoc operating
mode is used.
Password Protection
1. Password protect this profile (maximum 10
characters): Select to enable a password for the profile.
The default setting is cleared for no profile password.
2. Password: Enter a password. The entered password
characters display as asterisks.
3. Confirm Password: Reenter the password.
NOTE: Be sure to keep this password written down. If it is
forgotten, it cannot be reset.
Application Auto
Launch
Automatically starts a batch file, executable file, or script
whenever you connect to the profile. For example, you might
want a Virtual Private Network (VPN) session to start
automatically whenever you connect to a wireless network.
1. Click Enable Application Auto Launch.
2. Enter the name of the program that you want to start or
click Browse to locate the file on your hard disk.
3. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings.
Maintain Connection
The Maintain Connection option maintains the wireless
connection with a user profile after log off.
If the Maintain Connection option is selected and a Persistent
profile exists, the Persistent profile will not be applied at logoff.
It will be applied only if the connection with this profile is lost.
NOTE: This option may be used with Nortel VPN client when it
is configured to Logoff on Connect.
NOTE: This feature is only available when configuring a user
profile. It is not available when configuring Administrator
Profiles.
User Name Format
User Name Format: An administrator can select the user
name format for the authentication server.
The choices are:
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user (default)
[email protected]
[email protected]
DOMAIN\user
NOTE: This feature is available only when configuring
Administrator Profiles. It is not available when creating a profile
from the Create WiFi Profile page.
PLC Domain Check
Pre-logon Domain Check: This setting is visible only when
using the Administrator Tool, and only if you select to create a
Pre-logon/Common profile. The choices are:
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Check for Domain Server Presence: When using a Prelogon Connect profile while joined to a domain, this
setting will verify the domain server's presence before
the user login process is finished. If the server is not
found, login may be delayed for a minute or more.
Just continue with login: Login proceeds normally.
Server presence is not checked.
NOTE: This feature is available only when configuring
Administrator Profiles. It is not available when creating a profile
from the Create WiFi Profile page.
OK
Close and save the settings.
Cancel
Close and cancel any changes.
Help?
Help information for this page.
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Set Up Profile Security
Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Personal Security
Personal Security Settings
Set up Data Encryption and Authentication
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Set up a Client with
Set up a Client with
Set up a Client with
Set up a Client with
Security Settings
No Authentication and No Data Encryption
WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit Data Encryption
WPA*-Personal (TKIP) or WPA2*-Personal (TKIP) Security Settings
WPA*-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2*-Personal (AES-CCMP)
Enterprise Security
Enterprise Security Settings
Network Authentication
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Configure Profiles for Infrastructure Networks
Set up a Client with Shared Network Authentication
Set up a Client with WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise Network Authentication
802.1X Authentication Types
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EAP-AKA Network Authentication
TLS Network Authentication
TTLS Network Authentication
PEAP Network Authentication
LEAP Network Authentication
EAP-FAST Network Authentication
Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
The following sections describe how to use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection
Utility to set up the required security settings for your WiFi adapter. See Personal Security.
It also provides information about how to configure advanced security settings for your WiFi
adapter. This requires information from a systems administrator (corporate environment) or
advanced security settings on your access point (for home users). See Enterprise Security.
For general information about security settings, See Security Overview.
Set up Data Encryption and Authentication
In a home wireless network you can use a variety of simple security procedures to protect
your wireless connection. These include:
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Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access* (WPA).
Change your password.
Change the network name (SSID).
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption provides protection for your data on the network.
WPA uses an encryption key called a pre-shared key (PSK) to encrypt data before
transmission. Enter the same password in all of the computers and access point in your
home or small business network. Only devices that use the same encryption key can access
the network or decrypt the encrypted data transmitted by other computers. The password
automatically initiates the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or AES-CCMP protocol for
the data encryption process.
Network Keys
WEP encryption provides two levels of security:
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64-bit key (sometimes referred to as 40-bit)
128-bit key (also known as 104-bit)
For improved security, use a 128-bit key. If you use encryption, all wireless devices on your
wireless network must use the same encryption keys.
You can create the key yourself and specify the key length (64-bit or 128-bit) and key index
(the location that a specific key is stored). The greater the key length, the more secure the
key.
Key Length: 64-bit
Pass phrase (64-bit): Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (64-bit): Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Key Length: 128-bit
Pass phrase (128-bit): Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (128-bit): Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
With WEP data encryption, wireless station can be configured with up to four keys (the key
index values are 1, 2, 3, and 4). When an access point or a wireless station transmits an
encrypted message that uses a key stored in a specific key index, the transmitted message
indicates the key index that was used to encrypt the message body. The receiving access
point or wireless station can then retrieve the key that is stored at the key index and use it
to decode the encrypted message body.
Set up a Client with No Authentication and No Data Encryption
CAUTION: WiFi networks using no authentication or encryption are highly vulnerable to
access by unauthorized users.
On the WiFi connection utility main page, select one of the following methods to connect to
an infrastructure network:
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Double-click an infrastructure network in the WiFi Networks list.
Select an infrastructure network in the WiFi Networks list. Click Connect. The WiFi
connection utility automatically detects the security settings for the WiFi adapter.
If there is no authentication required, the network connects without a prompt to enter any
log-on credentials. Any wireless device with the correct network name (SSID) is able to
associate with other devices in the network.
To create a profile for a WiFi network connection with no encryption:
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Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window.
On the Profiles list, click Add to open the wireless profile General Settings.
Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the name of your wireless network.
Operating Mode: Click Device to Device (ad hoc).
Click Next to open the Security Settings.
Personal Security is selected by default.
Security Settings: The default setting is None, which indicates that there is no
security on this wireless network.
9. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list and connects to the wireless network.
Set up a Client with WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit Data Encryption
When WEP data encryption is enabled, a network key or password is used for encryption.
A network key is provided for you automatically (for example, it might be provided by your
wireless network adapter manufacturer), or you can enter it yourself and specify the key
length (64-bit or 128-bit), key format (ASCII characters or hexadecimal digits), and key
index (the location where a specific key is stored). The greater the key length, the more
secure the key.
To add a network key for a Device to Device (ad hoc) network connection:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click a Device to Device (ad hoc)
network in the WiFi Networks list or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the wireless profile General Settings. The Profile name and
WiFi Network Name (SSID) display. Device to Device (ad hoc) should be selected
as the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
5. Personal Security is selected by default.
6. Security Settings: The default setting is None, which indicates that there is no
security on this wireless network.
To add a password or network key:
1. Security Settings: Select either WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit to configure WEP data
encryption with a 64-bit or 128-bit key.
When WEP encryption is enabled on an access point, the WEP key is used to verify
access to the network. If the wireless device does not have the correct WEP key, even
though authentication is successful, the device is unable to transmit data through the
access point or decrypt data received from the access point.
Name
Description
Password
Enter the Wireless Security Password (Pass phrase)
or Encryption Key (WEP key).
Pass phrase (64-bit )
Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or
A-Z.
WEP key (64-bit)
Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Pass phrase (128-bit) Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
WEP key (128-bit)
Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
2. Key Index: Change the Key Index to set up to four passwords.
3. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
To add more than one password:
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Select the Key Index number: 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Enter the Wireless Security Password.
Select another Key Index number.
Enter another Wireless Security Password.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (TKIP) or WPA2*-Personal
(TKIP) Security Settings
WPA* Personal Mode requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access
point and clients. This PSK authenticates a user's password or identifying code, on both the
client station and the access point. An authentication server is not needed. WPA Personal
Mode is targeted to home and small business environments.
WPA2* is the second generation of WPA security that provides enterprise and consumer
wireless users with a high level of assurance that only authorized users can access their
wireless networks. WPA2 provides a stronger encryption mechanism through Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES), which is a requirement for some corporate and government
users.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES
security must be selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and
troubleshooting.
To configure a profile with WPA-Personal network authentication and TKIP data encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network in
the WiFi Networks list or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the wireless profile General Settings. The Profile name and
WiFi Network Name (SSID) display. Network (Infrastructure) should be selected as
the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
5. Select Personal Security.
6. Security Settings: Select WPA-Personal (TKIP) to provide security to a small
business network or home environment. A password, called a pre-shared key (PSK), is
used. The longer the password, the stronger the security of the wireless network.
If your wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you should
enable it on the access point and provide a long, strong password. The longer
the password, the stronger the security of the wireless network. The same
password entered in the access point needs to be used on this computer and all
other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
7. Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase with eight to
63 characters. Verify that the network key matches the password in the wireless
access point.
8. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2*-Personal
(AES-CCMP) Security Settings
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA*) is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of
data protection and access control to a wireless network. WPA enforces 802.1X
authentication and key-exchange and only works with dynamic encryption keys. For a home
user or small business, WPA-Personal uses either Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter
CBC-MAC Protocol (AES-CCMP) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).
NOTE: For the Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter, to achieve transfer rates greater
than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES security must be selected. No security
(None) can be selected to enable network setup and troubleshooting.
To create a profile with WPA2*-Personal network authentication and AES-CCMP data
encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network
from the WiFi Networks list or select the network and click Connect.
2. If these are being transmitted, the Profile name and WiFi Network Name (SSID)
should display on the General Settings screen. Network (Infrastructure) should
be selected as the Operating Mode. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
3. Select Personal Security.
4. Security Settings: Select WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) to provide this level of
security in the small network or home environment. It uses a password, also called a
pre-shared key (PSK). The longer the password, the stronger the security of the
wireless network.
AES-CCMP (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol) is a
newer method for privacy protection of wireless transmissions specified in the
IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP provides a stronger encryption method than
TKIP. Choose AES-CCMP as the data encryption method whenever strong data
protection is important.
If your Wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you
should enable it on the access point and provide a long, strong password. The
same password entered into the access point needs to be used on this
computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
Some security solutions may not be supported by your computer's operating
system. You may require additional software or hardware as well as wireless
LAN infrastructure support. Contact your computer manufacturer for details.
5. Password: Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase
(length is between eight and 63 characters). Verify that the network key used
matches the wireless access point key.
6. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
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Create Profiles for Windows*
This section describes how to create profiles for Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7.
An infrastructure network consists of one or more access points and one or more computers with WiFi
adapters installed. Each access point must have a wired connection to a WiFi network. This section
describes how to create various WiFi profiles.
NOTE: Several limitations apply to single sign-on profiles created for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7
clients. See Single Sign-on Considerations for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7.
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Shared Network Authentication
WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal Network Authentication
WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise Network Authentication
WEP Data Encryption and EAP-SIM Network Authentication
TLS Network Authentication
TTLS Network Authentication
PEAP Network Authentication
LEAP Network Authentication
EAP-AKA Network Authentication
EAP-FAST Network Authentication
Create a Profile with No Authentication or Data Encryption (None)
CAUTION: Networks using no authentication or encryption are highly vulnerable to access by
unauthorized users.
To create a profile for a WiFi network connection with no encryption:
1. Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window. Or if you are
acting as the administrator, open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list/tab, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Open (Selected).
Open authentication allows a wireless device access to the network without 802.11
authentication. If no encryption is enabled on the network, any wireless device with the
correct network name (SSID) can associate with an access point and gain access to the
network.
10. Data Encryption: None is the default.
11. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list and connects to the wireless network.
Create a Profile with Shared Network Authentication
When shared key authentication is used, each wireless station is assumed to have received a secret
shared key over a secure channel that is independent from the 802.11 wireless network communications
channel. Shared key authentication requires that the client configure a static WEP or CKIP key. The client
access is granted only if it passes a challenge-based authentication. CKIP provides stronger data
encryption than WEP, but not all operating systems and access points support it.
NOTE: While shared key would appear to be the better option for a higher level of security, a known
weakness is created by the clear text transmission of the challenge string to the client. If someone uses a
software tool to detect the challenge string, the shared authentication key can be easily reverseengineered. Therefore, open authentication (with data encryption) is actually more secure.
To create a profile with shared authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list/tab, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select Shared. Shared authentication is accomplished with a preconfigured WEP key.
10. Data Encryption: Select None, WEP (64-bit or 128-bit), or CKIP (64-bit or 128-bit).
11. Enable 802.1X: Disabled.
12. Encryption Level: 64-bit or 128-bit: When switching between 64-bit and 128-bit encryption, the
previous settings are erased and a new key must be entered.
13. Key Index: Select 1, 2, 3, or 4. Change the Key Index to specify up to four passwords.
14. Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter the wireless network password
(Encryption Key). This password is the same value used by the wireless access point or router.
Contact your administrator for this password.
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Pass phrase (64-bit): Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
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Hex key (64-bit): Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
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Pass phrase (128-bit): Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
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Hex key (128-bit): Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Create a Profile with WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal Network
Authentication
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of data
protection and access control to a wireless network. WPA-Personal enforces key-exchange and only works
with dynamic encryption keys. If your wireless access point or router supports WPA-Personal or WPA2Personal, then you should enable it on the access point and provide a long, strong password. For personal
or home networks without a RADIUS or AAA server, use Wi-Fi Protected Access Personal.
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WPA-Personal: A wireless security method that provides strong data protection and prevents
unauthorized network access for small networks. It uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or
AES-CCMP encryption and protects against unauthorized network access through the use of a preshared key (PSK).
WPA2-Personal: A follow-on wireless security method to WPA that provides stronger data
protection and prevents unauthorized network access for small networks.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
Some security solutions may not be supported by your computer's operating system and may require
additional software or certain hardware as well as wireless LAN infrastructure support. Check with your
computer manufacturer for details.
To add a profile with WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal network authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list/tab, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal. See Security Overview.
10. Data Encryption: Select either TKIP or AES-CCMP.
11. Password: Enter a text phrase from 8 to 63 characters. The longer the password, the stronger the
security of the wireless network. The same password entered into an access points needs to be used
on this computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
Create a Profile with WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise Network
Authentication
WPA2-Enterprise requires an authentication server.
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WPA-Enterprise: A wireless security method that provides strong data protection for multiple
users and large managed networks. It uses the 802.1X authentication framework with TKIP or AESCCMP encryption and prevents unauthorized network access by verifying network users through an
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WPA2-Enterprise: The follow-on wireless security method to WPA that provides stronger data
protection for multiple users and large managed networks. It prevents unauthorized network access
by verifying network users through an authentication server.
NOTE: WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise are interoperable.
To add a profile that uses WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise authentication:
1. Obtain a user name and password on the RADIUS server from your administrator.
2. Certain Authentication Types require that you obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a
Profile with TLS authentication or consult your administrator.
3. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
4. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
5. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
6. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
7. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
8. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
9. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
10. Click Enterprise Security.
11. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise.
12. Data Encryption: Select either TKIP or AES-CCMP.
13. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
14. Authentication Type: Select one of the following: EAP-SIM, LEAP, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, or EAP-FAST.
Configure Network Profiles with 802.1X Authentication
Types
Create a Profile with WEP Data Encryption and EAP-SIM Network
Authentication
EAP-SIM uses a dynamic session-based WEP key, which is derived from the client adapter and RADIUS
server, to encrypt data. EAP-SIM requires you to enter a user verification code, or PIN, for communication
with the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. A SIM card is a special smart card that is used by Global
System for Mobile Communications (GSM) based digital cellular networks.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP compared clients running to
Windows Vista* and Windows* 7. See EAP-SIM Profile Mapping for more information.
To add a profile with EAP-SIM authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select Open (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select WEP.
11. Click Enable 802.1X.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-SIM.
EAP-SIM authentication can be used with:
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Network Authentication types: Open, Shared, WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise
Data Encryption types: None, WEP, TKIP, AES-CCMP and CKIP
EAP-SIM User (optional)
1. Click Specify user name (identity):
2. At User Name: Enter the user name assigned to the SIM card.
3. Click OK.
Create a Windows* XP Profile with EAP-AKA Network Authentication
EAP-AKA (Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for UMTS Authentication and Key Agreement) is an
EAP mechanism for authentication and session key distribution, using the Universal Mobile
Telecommunications System (UMTS) Subscriber Identity Module (USIM). The USIM card is a special smart
card used with cellular networks to validate a given user with the network.
EAP-AKA authentication can be used with:
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Network Authentication: Open, WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise
Data Encryption: WEP or CKIP for Open authentication, TKIP or AES-CCMP for Enterprise
authentication.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7. See EAP-AKA Profile Mapping for more information.
To add a profile with EAP-AKA authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
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On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
Profile Name: Enter a profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
Click Next to open the Security Settings.
Click Enterprise Security.
Network Authentication: Select Open, WPA-Enterprise, or WPA2-Enterprise.
Data Encryption: Select WEP or CKIP for Open authentication, TKIP or AES-CCMP for
Enterprise authentication.
Click Enable 802.1X if it is not already selected.
Authentication Type: Select EAP-AKA.
EAP-AKA User (optional)
1. Click Specify user name (identity):
2. At User Name: Enter the user name assigned to the USIM card.
3. Click OK.
Create a Profile with TLS Network Authentication
These settings define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. Transport Layer
Security (TLS) authentication is a two-way authentication method that exclusively uses digital certificates
to verify the identity of a client and a server.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7. See TLS Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with TLS Authentication
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select AES-CCMP (Recommended).
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select TLS to be used with this connection.
Step 1 of 2: TLS User
1. Obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a Profile with TLS authentication or consult your
system administrator.
2. Select one of the following to obtain a certificate: Use my smart card, Use the certificate issued to
this computer, or Use a user certificate on this computer.
3. Click Next to open the TLS Server settings.
Step 2 of 2: TLS Server
1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify
Server or Certificate Name.
2. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list.
3. Click the new profile at the end of the Profiles list. Use the up and down arrows to change the
priority of the new profile.
4. Click Connect to connect to the selected wireless network.
5. Click OK to close the utility.
Create a Profile with TTLS Network Authentication
TTLS authentication: These settings define the protocol and credentials used to authenticate a user. The
client uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and create a TLS-encrypted channel between the client and
server. The client can use another authentication protocol. Typically, password-based protocols challenge
over a non-exposed TLS encrypted channel.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7. See TTLS Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with TTLS Authentication
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select TKIP or AES-CCMP (Recommended).
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select TTLS to be used with this connection.
Step 1 of 2: TTLS User
1. Authentication Protocol: This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating over the
TTLS tunnel. The protocols are: PAP (Default), CHAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2. See Security
Overview for more information.
2. User Credentials: For PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, and MS-CHAP-V2 protocols, select one of these
authentication methods: Use Windows logon, Prompt each time I connect, or Use the following.
3. Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be populated in this field or you can use %domain%\%
username% as the default format for entering a roaming identity.
When 802.1X Microsoft IAS RADIUS is used as an authentication server, the server
authenticates the device using the Roaming Identity from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Software, and ignores the Authentication Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft IAS
RADIUS accepts only a valid user name (dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all other
authentication servers, the Roaming Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended to use
the desired realm (for example, [email protected]) for the Roaming Identity rather than
a true identity.
4. Click Next to access the TTLS Server settings.
Step 2 of 2: TTLS Server
1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify
Server or Certificate Name.
2. Click OK to save the setting and close the page.
Create a Profile with PEAP Network Authentication
PEAP authentication: PEAP settings are required for the authentication of the client to the authentication
server. The client uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and create a TLS-encrypted channel between client
and server. The client can use another EAP mechanism, such as Microsoft Challenge Authentication
Protocol (MS-CHAP) Version 2, over this encrypted channel to enable server validation. The challenge and
response packets are sent over a non-exposed TLS encrypted channel. The following example describes
how to use WPA with AES-CCMP or TKIP encryption with PEAP authentication.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7. See PEAP Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with PEAP Authentication
Obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a Windows* XP Profile for TLS authentication or consult
your administrator.
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select one of the following: AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select PEAP to be used with this connection.
Step 1 of 2: PEAP User
PEAP relies on Transport Layer Security (TLS) to allow unencrypted authentication types such as EAPGeneric Token Card (GTC) and One-Time Password (OTP) support.
1. Authentication Protocol: Select either GTC, MS-CHAP-V2 (Default), or TLS. See Authentication
Protocols.
2. User Credentials: Following are available options for User Credentials. The available credentials
may not match those listed here, depending on whether you are creating a profile on Windows* XP,
or are creating an IT Administrator profile for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows* 7. More
information is provided later in this section.
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For GTC, User Credentials can be set to Use Windows logon, or Prompt each time I connect or
Use the following, (which requires the Use Name, Domain, and Password). Available options
will also differ depending on this whether is a Persistent or non-Persistent profile (selected on
the General Settings window for Administrator profiles).
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For MS-CHAP-V2, User Credentials can be set to Use Windows logon, or Prompt each time I
connect or Use the following, (which requires the Use Name, Domain, and Password).
Available options will also differ depending on this whether is a Persistent or non-Persistent
profile (selected on the General Settings window for Administrator profiles). For Persistent IT
Administrator profiles, you can set User Credentials to Use the following or Use secured
password. The secured password uses machine credentials and is not tied to any specific user.
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For TLS, for a single user profile in Windows* XP, User Credentials can be set to Use Windows
logon, or Prompt each time I connect or Use the following, (which requires the Use Name,
Domain, and Password). For non-persistent administrator profiles, (deselected on the General
Settings window), you can choose one of the following: Use my smart card, Use the certificate
issued to this computer, or Use a user certificate on this computer. For Persistent IT
Administrator profiles, User Credentials can be set to Use the certificate issued to this
computer.
3. Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be populated in this field or you can use %domain%\%
username% as the default format for entering a roaming identity.
When 802.1X Microsoft IAS RADIUS is used as an authentication server, the server
authenticates the device using the Roaming Identity from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Software, and ignores the Authentication Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft IAS
RADIUS accepts only a valid user name (dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all other
authentication servers, the Roaming Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended to use
the desired realm (for example, [email protected]) for the Roaming Identity rather than
a true identity.
Configure Roaming Identity to Support Multiple Users:
If you use a Pre-logon/Common profile that requires the roaming identity to be based on the
Windows logon credentials, the creator of the profile can add a roaming identity that uses %
username% and %domain%. The roaming identity is parsed and the appropriate log on
information is substituted for the keywords. This allows maximum flexibility in configuring the
roaming identity while allowing multiple users to share the profile.
Please see your authentication server user guide for directions about how to format a suitable
roaming identity. Possible formats are:
%domain%\%user_name%
%user_name%@%domain%
%user_name%@%domain%.com
%user_name%@mynetwork.com
If Roaming Identity is blank, %domain%\%username% is the default.
Notes about the credentials: This user name and domain must match the user name that
is set in the authentication server by the administrator prior to client authentication. The user
name is case-sensitive. This name specifies the identity supplied to the authenticator by the
authentication protocol operating over the TLS tunnel. This user identity is securely
transmitted to the server only after an encrypted channel has been verified and established.
Authentication Protocols
This parameter specifies the authentication protocols that can operate over the TTLS tunnel. Next are
instructions on how to configure a profile that uses PEAP authentication with GTC, MS-CHAP-V2 (Default),
or TLS authentication protocols. The User Credentials selected are examples.
Generic Token Card (GTC)
To configure a one-time password:
1. Authentication Protocol: Select GTC (Generic Token Card).
2. User Credentials: Select Prompt each time I connect. (This choice is only available if you are
creating a personal profile on a Windows* XP machine. Not available for IT profiles.)
3. On connection prompt for: Select one of the following:
Name
Description
Static Password
On connection, enter the user credentials.
One-time password (OTP) Obtain the password from a hardware token device.
PIN (Soft Token)
Obtain the password from a soft token program.
NOTE: The Prompt each time I connect option is unavailable if an Administrator has
cleared the Cache Credentials setting in the Administrator Tool. See Administrator
Application Settings for more information.
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Click OK.
Select the profile on the WiFi Networks list.
Click Connect. When prompted, enter the user name, domain and OTP.
Click OK. You are asked to verify your log in information.
MS-CHAP-V2: This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating over the PEAP tunnel.
1. User Credentials: Select one of the following options: Use Windows logon, Prompt each time I
connect, or Use the following. For Persistent profiles, the options are Use the following or Use
secured password.
2. Click Next to open the PEAP Server settings.
TLS: Transport Layer Security authentication is a two-way authentication method that exclusively uses
digital certificates to verify the identity of a client and a server.
1. Obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a Windows* XP Profile for TLS authentication or
consult your system administrator.
2. Select one of the following to obtain a certificate: Use my smart card, Use the certificate issued to
this computer, or Use a user certificate on this computer. If this is a Persistent, Administrator
profile, only Use the certificate issued to this computer is available.
3. Click Next to open the PEAP Server settings.
Step 2 of 2: PEAP Server
1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify
Server or Certificate Name.
2. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list.
3. Click the new profile at the end of the Profiles list. Use the up and down arrows to change the
priority of the new profile.
4. Click Connect to connect to the selected wireless network.
If you did not select Use Windows logon on the Security Settings page and also did not
configure user credentials, no credentials are saved for this profile. Please enter your
credentials to authenticate to the network.
5. Click OK to close the utility.
Create a Profile with LEAP Network Authentication
Cisco LEAP (Light Extensible Authentication Protocol) is an 802.1X authentication type that supports strong
mutual authentication between the client and a RADIUS server. The LEAP profiles settings include LEAP,
CKIP with Rogue access point detection integration.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7. See LEAP Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with LEAP Authentication
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add. The Create WiFi Profile General Settings opens.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select LEAP to be used with this connection.
13. Click Cisco Options.
14. Click Enable Cisco Compatible Extensions to enable Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) security
(Allow Fast Roaming (CCKM), Enable Radio Management Support, and Enable Mixed Cells Mode).
15. Click Enable Radio Management Support to detect rogue access points.
16. Click OK to return to the Security Settings.
LEAP User:
1. Select one of the following authentication methods listed next. If under Administrator Profile
Type you selected Persistent (with or without selecting Pre-logon/Common), then only Use the
following user name and password is available. If you only selected Pre-logon/Common, then the
following three authentication methods are available.
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Use the Windows logon user name and password
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Prompt for the user name and password
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Use the following user name and password
2. Click OK to save the setting and close the page.
Create a Profile with EAP-FAST Network Authentication
In Cisco Compatible Extensions, Version 3 (CCXv3), Cisco added support for EAP-FAST (Extensible
Authentication Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling), which uses protected access
credentials (PACs) to establish an authenticated tunnel between a client and a server. Cisco Compatible
Extensions, Version 4 (CCXv4) improves the provisioning methods for enhanced security and provides
innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of service, and network management.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista*
and Windows* 7. See EAP-FAST Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with EAP-FAST Authentication using Cisco Compatible
Extensions, version 3 (CCXv3)
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
4. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-FAST to be used with this connection.
NOTE: If CCXv4 Application Setting was not installed through an Administrator Package, only
EAP-FAST User Settings are available for configuration. See EAP-FAST User Settings.
Step 1 of 2: EAP-FAST Provisioning
1. Click Disable EAP-FAST Enhancements (CCXv4) to allow provisioning inside a serverunauthenticated TLS tunnel (Unauthenticated-TLS-Server Provisioning Mode).
2. Click Select server to view any unauthenticated PACs that have already been provisioned and
reside on this computer. (This option is not available for Administrator profiles. It is only available
for user profiles on machines running Windows* XP.)
NOTE: If the provisioned PAC is valid, the WiFi connection utility does not prompt the user for
acceptance of the PAC. If the PAC is invalid, WiFi connection utility fails the provisioning
automatically. A status message is displayed in the Wireless Event Viewer that an
administrator can review on the user's computer.
3. To import a PAC: (This option is not available for Administrator profiles. It is only available for user
profiles on machines running Windows* XP.)
a. Click Select server to open the Protected Access Credentials (PAC) list.
b. Click Import to import a PAC that resides on this computer or a server.
c. Select the PAC and click Open.
d. Enter the PAC password (optional).
e. Click OK to close this page. The selected PAC is added to PAC list.
4. Click Next to select the credential retrieval method or click OK to save the EAP-FAST settings and
return to the Profiles list. The PAC is used for this wireless profile.
Step 2 of 2: EAP-FAST Additional Information
To perform client authentication in the established tunnel, a client sends a user name and password to
authenticate and establish client authorization policy.
1. Click User Credentials to select one of the following credentials retrieval method: Use Windows
logon, Prompt each time I connect, or Use the following.
2. Click OK to save the settings and close the page. Server verification is not required.
To Create a Profile with EAP-FAST Authentication using Cisco Compatible
Extensions, version 4 (CCXv4)
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
4. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
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Click Enterprise Security.
Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
Data Encryption: AES-CCMP is recommended.
Enable 802.1X: Selected.
Authentication Type: Select EAP-FAST to be used with this connection.
Step 1 of 3: EAP-FAST Provisioning
With CCXv4, EAP-FAST supports two modes for provisioning:
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Server-Authenticated Mode: Provisioning inside a server authenticated TLS tunnel.
Server-Unauthenticated Mode: Provisioning inside an unauthenticated TLS tunnel.
NOTE: Server-Authenticated Mode provides significant security advantages over Server-Unauthenticated
Mode even when EAP-MS-CHAP-V2 is being used as an inner method. This mode protects the EAP-MSCHAP-V2 exchanges from potential Man-in-the-Middle attacks by verifying the server’s authenticity before
exchanging MS-CHAP-V2. Therefore, Server-Authenticated Mode is preferred whenever it is possible. EAPFAST peer must use Server-Authenticated Mode whenever a certificate or public key is available to
authenticate the server and ensure the best security practices.
Provisioning of Protected Access Credentials (PAC):
EAP-FAST uses a PAC key to protect the user credentials that are exchanged. All EAP-FAST authenticators
are identified by an authority identity (A-ID). The local authenticator sends its A-ID to an authenticating
client, and the client checks its database for a matching A-ID. If the client does not recognize the A-ID, it
requests a new PAC.
NOTE: If the provisioned Protected Access Credential (PAC) is valid, the WiFi connection utility does not
prompt the user for acceptance of the PAC. If the PAC is invalid, the WiFi connection utility fails the
provisioning automatically. A status message is displayed in the Wireless Event Viewer that an
administrator can review on the user's computer.
1. Verify that Disable EAP-FAST Enhancements (CCXv4) is not selected. Allow unauthenticated
provisioning and Allow authenticated provisioning are selected by default. Once a PAC is
selected from the Default Server, you can deselect any of these provisioning methods.
2. Default Server: None is selected as the default. Click Select Server to select a PAC from the
default PAC authority server or select a server from the Server group list. The EAP-FAST Default
Server (PAC Authority) selection page opens.
NOTE: Server groups are only listed if you have installed an Administrator Package that
contains EAP-FAST Authority ID (A-ID) Group settings.
PAC distribution can also be completed manually (out-of-band). Manual provisioning enables
you to create a PAC for a user on an ACS server and then import it into a user's computer. A
PAC file can be protected with a password, which the user needs to enter during a PAC import.
3. To import a PAC:
a. Click Import to import a PAC from the PAC server.
b. Click Open.
c. Enter the PAC password (optional).
d. Click OK closes this page. The selected PAC is used for this wireless profile.
EAP-FAST CCXv4 enables support for the provisioning of other credentials beyond the PAC currently
provisioned for tunnel establishment. The credential types supported include trusted CA certificate,
machine credentials for machine authentication, and temporary user credentials used to bypass user
authentication.
Use a certificate (TLS Authentication)
1. Click Use a certificate (TLS Authentication)
2. Click Identity Protection when the tunnel is protected.
3. Select one of the following to obtain a certificate: Use my smart card, Use the certificate issued to
this computer, or Use a user certificate on this computer.
4. User Name: Enter the user name assigned to the user certificate.
5. Click Next.
Step 2 of 3: EAP-FAST Additional Information
If you selected Use a certificate (TLS Authentication) and Use a user certificate on this computer,
click Next (no roaming identity is required) and proceed to Step 3 to configure EAP-FAST Server
certificate settings. If you do not need to configure EAP-FAST server settings, click OK to save your
settings and return to the Profiles page.
If you selected to Use my smart card, add the roaming identity, if required. Click OK to save your
settings and return to the Profiles page.
If you did not select Use a certificate (TLS Authentication), click Next to select an Authentication
Protocol. CCXv4 permits additional credentials or TLS cipher suites to establish the tunnel.
Authentication Protocol: Select either GTC, or MS-CHAP-V2 (Default).
Generic Token Card (GTC)
GTC may be used with Server-Authenticated Mode. This enable peers using other user databases as
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and one-time password (OTP) technology to be provisioned
in-band. However, the replacement may only be achieved when used with the TLS cipher suites that
ensure server authentication.
To configure a one-time password:
1. Authentication Protocol: Select GTC (Generic Token Card).
2. User Credentials: Select Prompt each time I connect.
3. On connection prompt for: Select one of the following:
Name
Description
Static Password
On connection, enter the user credentials.
One-time password (OTP) Obtain the password from a hardware token device.
PIN (Soft Token)
4.
5.
6.
7.
Obtain the password from a soft token program.
Click OK.
Select the profile on the WiFi Networks list.
Click Connect. When prompted, enter the user name, domain and one-time password (OTP).
Click OK.
MS-CHAP-V2. This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating over the PEAP tunnel.
1. Authentication Protocol: Select MS-CHAP-V2.
2. Select the user credentials: Use Windows logon, Prompt each time I connect, or Use the following.
3. Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be populated in this field or you can use %domain%\%
username% as the default format for entering a roaming identity.
When 802.1X Microsoft IAS RADIUS is used as an authentication server, the server
authenticates the device using the Roaming Identity from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Software, and ignores the Authentication Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft IAS
RADIUS accepts only a valid user name (dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all other
authentication servers, the Roaming Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended to use
the desired realm (for example, [email protected]) for the Roaming Identity rather than
a true identity.
Step 3 of 3: EAP-FAST Server
Authenticated-TLS-Server Provisioning Mode is supported using a trusted CA certificate, a self-signed
server certificate, or server public keys and GTC as the inner EAP method.
1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify
Server or Certificate Name.
2. Click OK to close the security settings.
EAP-FAST User Settings
NOTE: If an Administrator Package to be exported to a user's computer does not include the Enable
CCXv4 Administrator Tool Application Setting, only EAP-FAST User Settings will be available for
configuration.
To set up a client with EAP-FAST authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator,
open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profile page, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
4. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you
are using the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you
are using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise.
10. Data Encryption: Select one of the following:
❍
TKIP provides per-packet key mixing, a message integrity check and a rekeying mechanism.
❍
AES-CCMP (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol) is used as the data
encryption method whenever strong data protection is important. AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-FAST to be used with this connection.
13. Click Cisco Options to select Allow Fast Roaming (CCKM), which enables the client WiFi adapter
for fast secure roaming.
Step 1 of 3: EAP-FAST Provisioning (User Settings)
EAP-FAST uses a PAC key to protect the user credentials that are exchanged. All EAP-FAST authenticators
are identified by an authority identity (A-ID). The local authenticator sends its A-ID to an authenticating
client, and the client checks its database for a matching A-ID. If the client does not recognize the A-ID, it
requests a new PAC.
NOTE: If the provisioned Protected Access Credential (PAC) is valid, the WiFi connection utility does not
prompt the user for acceptance of the PAC. If the PAC is invalid, the WiFi connection utility fails the
provisioning automatically. A status message is displayed in the Wireless Event Viewer that an
administrator can review on the user's computer.
1. Leave unchecked Disable EAP-FAST Enhancements (CCXv4).
2. Allow authenticated provisioning and Allow unauthenticated provisioning are both checked.
3. Default Server: None selected is the default. Click Select Server to select a PAC from the default
PAC authority server. The Protected Access Credentials selection page opens.
NOTE: Server groups are only listed if you have installed an Administrator Package that
contains EAP-FAST Authority ID (A-ID) Group settings.
PAC distribution can also be completed manually (out-of-band). Manual provisioning lets you
create a PAC for a user on an ACS server and then import it into a user's computer. A PAC file
can be protected with a password, which the user needs to enter during a PAC import.
4. To import a PAC:
a. Click Import to import a PAC from the PAC server.
b. Click Open.
c. Enter the PAC password (optional).
d. Click OK to close this page. The selected PAC is used for this wireless profile.
5. Click Next.
6. If this is not a Pre-logon/Common profile, then click Next and jump to Step 3 of 3: EAP-FAST
Server.
7. If this is a Pre-logon/Common profile, or if you are not using the Administrator Tool to create this
profile, proceed to the next step.
Step 2 of 3: EAP-FAST Additional Information
1. Authentication Protocol: Select MS-CHAP-V2 or GTC
2. User Credentials: Select Use Windows Logon or Use the following.
3. If you selected Use the following, then enter the User Name, Domain, Password, and Confirm
Password.
4. Enter the Roaming Identity: %DOMAIN%\%USERNAME
5. Click Next.
Step 3 of 3: EAP-FAST Server
1. Click Validate Server Certificate if desired and select the Certificate Issuer from the drop down
menu. The default selection is Any Trusted CA.
2. If desired, click Specify Server or Certificate Name and enter the name. Then click Server
Name must match the specified entry exactly or Domain name must end with the specified
entry. The server name can include all characters, including special characters.
3. Click OK.
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Exclude List Management
The Exclude list is a list of WiFi networks that you will not automatically be connected to.
This feature lets you restrict automatic access to a listed network or access point, even if
you have created a profile for that WiFi network. Use Exclude List Management to exclude
entire WiFi networks (SSID).
How to Access
There are two ways to access the Exclude List Management screen:
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Click Manage Exclusions at the Profiles menu, or
At the main window, select a network and click the Properties button. Then click
Manage Exclusions.
NOTE: If an administrator has designated a network for exclusion, only an administrator
using the Administrator Tool may remove the network from the Exclude List. Administrators
can exclude profiles from the Administrator Tool. See Administrator Tool.
This icon on the WiFi Networks list indicates that a network has been excluded.
Exclude List Management Details
Name
Description
Network Name Name (SSID) of the wireless network.
Radio
Displays the band if there is a DHCP error.
MAC Address
The MAC address of the access point, or all access points or stations in
the network.
Reason
The source of the exclusion, the User.
Details
Click Details to learn specific information on how the access point was
excluded and how to remove it from exclusion. Following is an example:
This network has been excluded from automatic connection for the
following reasons.
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User has excluded this network manually.
To make this network (or access points) eligible for automatic connection
again, select it and click the Remove button.
NOTES:
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The Reset list button removes all entries except rogue and
administrator excluded access points from the list.
Rogue access points are removed from the list when a connection
is made to this access point using valid credentials.
All excluded access points in a network (other than rogue and
administrator excluded) are removed from the list when a profile
for that network is applied manually.
Entries that are dimmed are excluded rogue or administrator excluded
access points. Rogue or administrator excluded access points cannot be
removed from the list manually.
Add
Click the Add button to enter the network name (SSID) that you want to
add to the Exclude List.
1. Network Name: Enter the network name.
2. Click OK.
Remove
Remove an entry from the list.
1. Select the entry from the list.
2. Click Remove.
3. You are asked: Do you want to remove the selected item
from the Exclude List?
4. Click Yes to remove the profile from the list.
Reset list
Removes all of the networks and access points from the Exclude List.
Close
Closes and saves settings.
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Administrator Tool Settings
These settings allow the administrator to control where profiles are placed in the
Administrator's Profiles list.
How to Use
1. Open the Administrator Tool.
2. Click Tools > Settings... to open the Administrator Tool Settings.
❍
Select Insert on top to always place Administrator profiles at the top of the
Administrator Tool's Profiles list.
Select Insert on bottom to always place Administrator profiles at the bottom
the Administrator Tool's Profiles list.
3. Click OK to close and return to the Administrator Tool.
❍
Window Details
Name
Description
Profile Insertion: Select one of
the following to place
Administrator profiles within a
Administrator's Profiles list.
Insert on top
Select to place Administrator
profiles at the top of the
Administrator's Profiles list
(Persistent, Pre-logon/Common or
Voice over IP profiles)
Insert on
bottom
Select to place Administrator
profiles at the end of the
Administrator's Profiles list.
(Persistent, Pre-logon/Common or
Voice over IP profiles)
OK
Save settings and close the page.
Cancel
Cancel settings and close the page.
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Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter (Tools menu)
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter Window
How to Use Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Resolve Errors
The Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter is an application that can help you resolve WiFi network
connection issues. When a connection issue is detected, a desktop alert notification appears
at the bottom right corner of your desktop. Once you click the desktop alert, a diagnostic
message displays the recommended steps to resolve the connection problem. For example,
if a connection problem occurred because of an invalid password, the Profile Manager
application is launched when you click a displayed hyperlink, letting you enter the correct
password.
The Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter is only supported under Microsoft Windows* XP.
How to Access
At Tools menu, click Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter.
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter Window
The Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter contains two panes. The left pane displays a list of
available tools. The right pane displays the current connection issue and is divided into two
sections: the error message and the recommended action. The recommended action
contains descriptions about available utilities and helps to resolve the associated connection
issue. If you click on a help link, the help text is displayed in a window. If you click on the
associated issue resolution link, a program is launched to resolve the connection issue.
Name
Description
Menu Options File
Wireless Event Viewer: Launches Wireless Event Viewer. Also
selectable in the left pane.
Disable Notification/Enable Notification: Select to disable or
enable alert notifications. Also selectable in the left pane.
Exit: Click to exit the Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter application.
View History: Displays or removes the History data on the right panel
of the Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter.
Tools Manual Diagnostics Tool: Run diagnostic test to verify the
functionality of your WiFi adapter. See Manual Diagnostics Tool for
more information.
Help
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter Help: Displays online help for
the Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter.
About: Displays version information for the Intel® Wireless
Troubleshooter.
Available Help The date, time and error message:
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History
Description of error.
Link to resolve error (if available). See Resolve Errors next.
Link to recommended steps to resolve error.
Maintains a list of the last five alerts. The alerts are listed chronologically,
with the most recent alert at the top of the list.
How to Use Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. At the Tools menu, click Intel®
Wireless Troubleshooter.
Resolve Errors
Use the following recommendations to resolve detected WiFi network connection issues.
Did not receive an IP address
The ad hoc network is idle and no peers have joined the network
The ad hoc network is idle and all peers have left the network
You are connected to a network with default network name (SSID). The network or the
access point may not be configured with security
You are connected to a network that is not configured with security and there are shared
folders detected in your system
The wireless network adapter in the system is disabled
No wireless network adapter was detected in the system
No wireless network adapter driver was installed
Corrupted wireless network adapter driver
Adapter Driver is not loaded
Disconnection from an access point
If you are an advanced user or administrator, use these error messages to diagnose
problems within your wireless network profiles.
The application failed to start
No certificate found
Authentication failed due to invalid user name
Authentication failed due to invalid user credentials
Authentication failed due to an invalid user certificate
Your certificate will expire soon
Authentication failed due to invalid server identity
Authentication failed due to invalid server credentials
Authentication failed due to an invalid server certificate
Authentication failed because the AAA server is unavailable
The AAA server rejected the EAP method
Incorrect PIN for retrieving certificate
Error occurred because the GSM adapter was unexpectedly removed
Smart Card was unexpectedly removed
Authentication failed because timer expired
An administrator profile failed to authenticate
Administrator profile failed to authenticate due to an invalid certificate
Administrator profile did not receive an IP address
Did not receive an IP address
The WiFi adapter failed to get a valid IP address. The wireless security password or
encryption key does not match the one used by the access point. Other causes are: the
wireless network requires a static IP address; there is a problem with the DHCP server; or, a
general network problem.
To clear this message:
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Reenter the wireless security password in the network security settings. See Personal
Security.
Restart the access point, router, computer, and DSL/cable modem.
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Verify the security configuration on the access point or wireless router. For assistance,
contact your access point or router manufacturer.
Contact your network administrator for help to set up your wireless connection.
The ad hoc network is idle and no peers have joined the network
If you create an ad hoc network and no peers join that ad hoc network for two minutes, this
alert notifies you that the ad hoc network is idle.
This alert notification is enabled or disabled in the Application Settings.
To clear this message:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Scroll down to locate Device to Device (ad hoc) Network Notification.
Clear Notify when no peers have joined the ad hoc network.
Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
The ad hoc network is idle and all peers have left the network
If you create or join an ad hoc network with other participants, this alert notifies you when
any or all participants have left the ad hoc network.
This alert notification is set in the Application Settings.
To clear this message:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Scroll down to locate Device to Device (ad hoc) Network Notification.
Clear Notify when all peers leave the ad hoc network.
Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
You are connected to a network with default network name (SSID).
The network or the access point may not be configured with security
Connecting to an access point that uses a default network name (SSID) can be a security
problem. This access point usually uses all the default security and management settings
(for example, Open authentication, default IP address, user name, or password.) If this is a
personal network, change the network name and security settings to improve the security of
the network.
This alert notification is enabled or disabled in the Application Settings.
To clear this message:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Scroll down to locate SSID Notification.
Clear Notify when connected to a network with the default SSID name.
Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
You are connected to a network that is not configured with security
and there are shared folders detected in your system
File and printer sharing enables other computers on a network to access resources on your
computer. You should be cautious when you use your wireless portable computer with file
and printer sharing enabled.
If you are alerted when connecting to a wireless LAN with shared folders, you can disable
this notification. See Application Settings.
To clear this message and restore the network shared folders on disconnection:
1. From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
2. Scroll down to locate Shared Folder Notification.
3. Select Disable this notification to maintain your current shared folder settings each
time that you connect to an open, unsecured network.
4. Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
The wireless network adapter in the system is disabled
Enable the WiFi adapter.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right-click My Computer.
Select Properties.
Click Hardware.
Click Device Manager.
Double-click Network Adapters.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Right-click the Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter that is listed.
Click Enable.
Click File > Exit to close the Device Manager.
Click OK to close System Properties.
No wireless network adapter was detected in the system
The system could not detect an Intel WiFi adapter in the system. The adapter may be
removed or not installed.
First verify if there is a WiFi adapter listed in the Device Manager:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right-click My Computer.
Select Properties.
Click Hardware.
Click Device Manager.
Double-click Network Adapters.
If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is listed, update the driver from the Intel Corporation
Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not
listed, contact your computer manufacturer.
No wireless network adapter driver was detected in the system
The system could not detect an Intel WiFi adapter in the system. You may need to update
the WiFi adapter driver.
First verify if there is a WiFi adapter listed in the Device Manager:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right-click My Computer.
Select Properties.
Click Hardware.
Click Device Manager.
Double-click Network Adapters.
If the WiFi adapter is listed:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
2. Select Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
3. Click Change.
4. Select repair.
5. Click Next.
If these steps do not resolve the problem, download and install the latest software for the
Intel wireless adapter from the Intel Corporation Support Web site at www.intel.com/
support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not listed, contact your computer
manufacturer.
Corrupted wireless network adapter driver
The system detected that the network driver is corrupted. You need to update the WiFi
adapter driver.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right click the Intel® PRO/Wireless network card that is installed in your computer.
Click Update Driver. The Hardware Update Wizard is displayed.
At the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Yes, this time only.
Click Next.
Click Install the software automatically. Or if you know where the driver is
located, click Install from a list or specified location.
If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is listed, update the driver from the Intel Corporation
Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not
listed, contact your computer manufacturer.
If you receive the message Cannot Continue the Hardware Update Wizard, contact the
Intel Corporation Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/.
Adapter Driver is not loaded
The system detected that the WiFi adapter driver is not loaded. You need to install/update
the WiFi adapter driver.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right click the Intel® PRO/Wireless network card that is installed in your computer.
Click Update Driver. The Hardware Update Wizard is displayed.
At the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Yes, this time only.
Click Next.
Click Install the software automatically. Or if you know where the driver is
located, click Install from a list or specified location.
If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is listed, update the driver from the Intel Corporation
Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not
listed, contact your computer manufacturer.
If you receive the message Cannot Continue the Hardware Update Wizard, contact the
Intel Corporation Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/.
Disconnection from an access point
The following error messages are displayed when the WiFi adapter is disconnected from the
network access point.
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
from
from
from
from
from
from
from
from
from
access
access
access
access
access
access
access
access
access
point
point
point
point
point
point
point
point
point
due
due
due
due
due
due
due
due
due
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
failed association.
authentication failures.
TKIP Michael Integrity Check failure.
Class 2 frame non-authentication failure.
Class 3 frame non-association failure.
re-association failure.
Information Element failure.
EAPOL-Key protocol 4-way handshake failure.
802.1X authentication failure.
Recommended action:
Manually reconnect or verify network settings stored in profile then remove the access point
from the Exclude list. For example, on the WiFi connection utility main window, click
Profiles to open the Profiles list. Select the profile and click Connect.
The application failed to start
The application that you specified to start when this profile connected, could not be found.
Verify the path and file name in the Profile Wizard Advanced Settings.
To verify the path and file name:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
From the WiFi connection utility main window, click Profiles.
Select the Profile.
Click Properties.
Click Advanced.
Click Application Auto Launch.
Click Enable Application Auto Launch. Verify that the file name and file location
path are correct.
7. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings.
8. Click OK to close the General Settings and return to the Profiles list.
No certificate found
This error may occur if a machine certificate or a user certificate was not found in the
relevant certificate store. To resolve, perform the following steps:
1. Verify that a valid machine or user certificate is present in the machine or user
certificate store, depending on the type of profile you are using.
2. If a valid certificate is not present in the store, request a valid machine or user
certificate from the domain's Certificate Authority. Note that the computer needs to be
joined to a domain in order to be eligible to get a machine certificate from the
domain's Certificate Authority.
3. Contact your Administrator for assistance.
Authentication failed due to invalid user name: Reenter user name
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid user name when using TTLS, PEAP,
LEAP, EAP-SIM, or EAP-AKA profiles.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties.
Click Next.
Select the appropriate 802.1X Authentication Type.
●
For TTLS and PEAP profiles: Select Use the following for User Credentials.
❍
Verify the User Name information.
❍
If Use Windows logon or Prompt each time I connect is selected,
verify that the correct user credentials information is used when you
connect to the wireless network. NOTE: This option is only available if
you have the Single Sign On Pre-logon Connect component installed.
●
For LEAP profiles: Select Use the following user name and password and
verify the user name information. If Use Windows logon user name and
password or Prompt for user name and password is selected, make sure
that the correct user credentials information is used when you connect to the
wireless network.
●
For EAP-SIM or EAP-AKA authentication type: Verify that the correct user name
is being used under Specify user name (identity).
5. To save the settings, click OK.
Authentication failed due to invalid user credentials: Reenter
credentials
This authentication error can be caused by invalid user credentials when using TTLS, PEAP,
or LEAP profiles.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
The 802.1X Authentication Type should be selected.
❍
For TTLS and PEAP profiles:
■
if you selected Use the following for User Credentials, verify that the
User Name, Domain, and Password are correct.
■
if you selected Use the Windows logon or Prompt each time I
connect, verify that the correct user credentials information is used
when you connect to the wireless network.
❍
For LEAP profiles:
■
if you selected Use the following user name and password, verify
that the User Name, Domain, and Password are correct.
■
if you selected Use the Windows logon user name and password or
Prompt for the user name and password, then verify that the correct
user credentials information is used when you connect to the wireless
network.
5. Click OK to save the settings.
Authentication failed due to an invalid user certificate: Select
another certificate
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid user certificate.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Select the appropriate Authentication Type.
For TLS User: You can select to Use the certificate issued to this computer. Or
you can click Use a user certificate on this computer. Then click Select and
choose another user certificate from the list of installed certificates.
6. Click OK.
7. Click OK to save the settings.
NOTE: Certificates: The specified identity should match who the certificate is issued to and
should be registered on the authentication server (for example, RADIUS server) that is used
by the authenticator. Your certificate must be valid with respect to the authentication server.
This requirement depends on the authentication server and generally means that the
authentication server must know the issuer of your certificate as a Certificate Authority. You
should be logged in with the same user name you used when the certificate was installed.
Your certificate will expire soon
This message applies to Windows* XP users only. This certificate you are using in your
profile will expire soon. This message does not imply connection failure, but is instead a
warning intended to help you avoid connection failure in the future. The time left from when
this message is first displayed, until the certificate expires, is set by the Administrator. Use
the following steps to resolve this error:
1. In the Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter window, click on the link to update your
certificate.
If you are not able to obtain a new certificate, contact your Administrator.
Administrator profile failed to authenticate due to an invalid
certificate
This message applies to Windows* XP profiles only. This administrator profile failed to
authenticate due to an invalid certificate. This error can apply to machine certificates, user
certificates, and smart cards. This error may occur for one of the following reasons:
●
●
●
●
The
The
The
The
certificate
certificate
certificate
certificate
is expired.
was not found in the certificate store.
is for an invalid user.
is in the Certificate Revocation List.
The resolution of this error varies, based on the cause. To resolve this error, apply a valid
certificate.
Authentication failed due to invalid server identity: Reenter server
name
This authentication error can be caused by invalid server identity information.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Click Next.
On this screen, if you have selected Validate Server Certificate, then under the
Certificate Issuer drop down menu, be sure you have selected the correct issuer. Or if
you have selected to Specify Server or Certificate Name, be sure that a valid server of
certificate name is entered. Or if you have selected Any trusted CA, be sure that the
CA certificate is installed in the Trusted Root CA store.
6. Click OK to save the settings.
Authentication failed due to invalid server credentials: Reenter
server credentials
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid server (domain) credential.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Select the appropriate 802.1X Authentication Type.
●
For TTLS, PEAP and EAP-FAST profiles: Select Use the following for User
Credentials.
●
Verify the Domain information.
●
If Use Windows logon user name or password or Prompt for the
user name and password is selected, verify that the correct domain
credentials information is used when you connect to the wireless
network. NOTE: This option is only available if you have the Single Sign
On Pre-logon Connect component installed.
●
For LEAP profiles: Select Use the following user name and password and
verify the domain is correct. If Prompt for the user name and password is
selected, verify that the correct domain and password information is entered
when you connect to the wireless network. (Must match what appears on the
Security settings window.)
5. To save the settings, click OK.
Authentication failed due to an invalid server certificate: Select
another certificate
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid server certificate.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the profiles list.
Click Properties.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Select the appropriate 802.1X Authentication Type.
●
For TTLS and PEAP profiles: Verify that the correct Authentication Type is
selected from the list. Click Next to select another certificate from the list of
installed certificates or specify another server or certificate name. Click OK.
●
For TLS profiles: Click Select and choose another certificate from the list of
installed certificates and click OK.
5. To save the settings, click OK.
NOTE Certificates: The specified identity should match who the certificate is issued to and
should be registered on the authentication server (for example, RADIUS server) that is used
by the authenticator. Your certificate must be valid with respect to the authentication server.
This requirement depends on the authentication server and generally means that the
authentication server must know the issuer of your certificate as a Certificate Authority. You
should be logged in with the same user name you used when the certificate was installed.
Authentication failed because the AAA server is unavailable
The WiFi adapter is associated to the access point, but the 802.1X authentication cannot be
completed because of a response from the authentication server.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1. Select the profile
2. Click Connect and attempt to associate with the network and authenticate with the
server.
The AAA Server rejected the EAP method
This error occurs when the AAA Server does not accept the configured authentication.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Double-click the Taskbar icon to open the WiFi connection utility.
Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window.
Select the associated or last-used profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings.
Verify that Enable 802.1X is selected.
Verify that the correct authentication type is selected.
Enter the required security information.
Click OK. The profile is now reapplied. The WiFi connection utility attempts to connect
to the wireless network.
Incorrect PIN for retrieving certificate: Reenter PIN
The certificate retrieval failed because of an incorrect PIN.
Recommended action: Enter the correct PIN.
Error occurred because the GSM adapter was unexpectedly removed
This error occurs when the SIM or USIM card reader or card is not fully inserted, or is
unexpectedly removed from the laptop, while connected to EAP-SIM or EAP-AKA profile.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1. Reinsert the adapter/reader.
2. Double-click the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software icon at the bottom right of the
screen.
3. Select the associated or last-used profile from the profiles list.
4. Click Connect. The profile is now re-applied. The WiFi connection utility attempts to
connect to the wireless network.
Smart Card was unexpectedly removed
This error occurred because the Smart Card was unexpectedly removed.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1. Insert the Smart Card.
2. Select the 802.1X EAP-SIM authentication profile.
3. Click Connect to try to associate with the network.
Authentication failed because timer expired
Authentication failed because the authentication timer expired while this mobile station was
authenticating. A Rogue access point or a problem with the RADIUS server could have been
the reason for the problem.
Recommended action:
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If a rogue access point is suspected, consider adding this access point to the excluded
access point list to prevent the WiFi adapter from connecting to this access point in
the future.
If a rogue access point is not suspected, click the profile in the Profiles list. Click
Connect to associate with the network and attempt to authenticate with the server.
An administrator profile failed to authenticate
This error occurs when the credentials in the profile are not accepted by the authenticator
(for example, an access point or AAA server). Please contact your Administrator to resolve
this problem.
Administrator profile did not receive an IP address
The WiFi adapter failed to get a valid IP address. The wireless security password or
encryption key does not match the one used by the access point. Other causes are: the
wireless network requires a static IP address; there is a problem with the DHCP server; or, a
general network problem.
To clear this message, contact your WiFi network administrator to help set up your WiFi
connection.
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Manual Diagnostics Tool
The Manual Diagnostics Tool lets you run a set of diagnostics tests that verify the
functionality of your WiFi adapter. There are two levels of diagnostics details represented in
this tool: user level and technical support level. At the user level, the tool only shows a short
description of the different diagnostics steps that are being taken and only shows a pass or
fail indication for each step.
The technical support level includes the creation of a log file which contains detailed
information on all the executed tests. This log file can be saved to a text file and emailed to a
technical support department to troubleshoot connection problems.
How to Access
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For Windows* XP users, first open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
Then under the Tools menu, click Manual Diagnostics tool.
For Windows Vista* or Windows* 7 users, click Start > All Programs > Intel
PROSet Wireless > WiFi Manual Diagnostics.
Set the Log File Location
1. Inside the Manual Diagnostics tool, click File > Settings.... The log file named
WirelessDiagLog.csv contains the results of the tests. It is saved as a text file and can
be used to troubleshoot network connectivity issues.
2. Click Browse to specify where you want the log file to be saved.
3. Click OK to apply your changes and return to the Manual Diagnostics Tool. The next
time you run the tests, the log file will be save to your specified location.
Run the Tests
1. Click the check box next to each test to select the test to run.
2. Click Run Tests to run the selected tests. The test results will be saved to a file
named WirelessDiagLog.csv.
3. Click Close to close the Manual Diagnostics Tool.
Available Tests
Name
Description
Hardware Test
The test passes if the WiFi adapter is present and accessible. The
test fails if the adapter is not present or present but disabled. The
test summary displays whether the wireless hardware is enabled or
disabled.
Troubleshooting
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Verify that your adapter is listed under Network adapters in
the Device Manager.
If the adapter is not listed, right-click Network adapters and
select Scan for hardware changes. You can also reboot
your system.
Verify that your adapter is enabled in the Device Manager.
When the adapter is disabled, a red X is displayed on the
device. Right-click the adapter and select Enable from the
menu.
When the adapter displays a yellow exclamation point, rightclick the adapter and reinstall the driver.
Contact your computer manufacturer for other
troubleshooting options.
Driver Test
The test summary displays the Intel® PRO/Wireless Network
Connection driver supported by the WiFi adapter. The test verifies if
the driver binary version is compatible with the installed version of
the WiFi connection utility. The test fails if the driver binary is not
found or if the driver version does not match the WiFi connection
utility software version (for example, version 11.1.x.x and driver
version 9.0.x.x, 9.1.x.x, or 11.1.x.x).
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Radio Test
Reinstall the drivers using the WiFi connection utility.
The test summary displays Radio On or Radio Off. The test queries
the current radio state. If the radio is switched on, the test passes.
If the radio is off, the test fails.
Troubleshooting
Verify that your WiFi adapter's radio is on. Use the following
methods to turn the radio on and off:
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Scan Test
The hardware switch.
The WiFi On/WiFi Off button in the WiFi connection utility
main window. See Turn On or Off the Wireless Radio for more
information.
The test queries the WiFi networks within range of your WiFi
adapter. The test passes if networks can be seen in the scan list.
The Test Summary displays the number of networks available to
connect to.
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Verify that you are within range of an access point.
Switch the wireless radio to off and back to on.
Verify that the wireless band setting matches the access point
band setting.
Switch the access point to off and back to on.
Association Test
The test summary displays Associated or Not Associated.
Association is the establishment and maintenance of the wireless
link between devices. When security is enabled, the devices only
exchange security credentials. The test checks for wireless
connectivity. The test passes if the client is associated successfully.
Troubleshooting
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When the access point signal strength is low, use the signal
test listed below.
Verify that a profile has been created. If created:
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Verify that the profile SSID matches the access point
Network Name (SSID).
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Remove the profile and create a new profile.
Verify that your wireless network is not included in the
Exclude (profiles) List.
Verify that the MAC address has not been excluded in the
access point.
Authentication Test Describes the process after association, during which the identity of
the wireless device or end-user is verified and then allowed network
access. The test queries for authentication state information,
including all Cisco Compatible Extensions and security-related
information. The test passes if the client is authenticated
successfully. The test fails if the WEP key or other credentials are
not authenticated. The Test Summary displays whether
authentication is required for the network connection.
Troubleshooting
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Edit your profile to ensure the correct credentials have been
used for the WEP key, PSK, password or certificates.
Remove the existing profile and create a new profile.
Signal Test
The test summary displays the signal quality. If the signal quality is
low, use the Troubleshoot button to diagnose and fix the problem.
Troubleshooting
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Ping Test
Move your computer 10 to 20 feet from the wireless access
point or router.
Reduce interference by moving away from appliances
(microwaves, cell phones or 2.4 GHz phones) or access points
using the same channel.
Try increasing the transmission power of the access point.
The test verifies whether the WiFi adapter successfully sent
messages to and received replies from the access point IP address,
default gateway, DHCP server (if enabled) and DNS servers. The
test summary displays whether replies from these entities were
received.
Example: Response: AP, default gateway. No Response: DHCP
server
NOTE: If the ping tests to this access point and default gateway are
successful but the ping test to the DNS server fails this is not a
wireless network issue but a general network issue.
Troubleshooting
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Disable the security firewall and try the ping test again.
Contact the access point manufacturer to troubleshoot your
home network.
Enterprise users should contact their network administrator.
Troubleshoot
Diagnose and fix problems displayed by each of the tests. The
Troubleshoot button becomes active if the test fails.
Run Tests
Executes the tests that you have selected.
Close
Closes the page.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
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Wireless Event Viewer
The Wireless Event Viewer program is used to track and display wireless events. This list of events will include
normal events, and if a problem exists, error events. Records of events are stored in log files, which you can
send to customer support.
How to Access
To launch the Wireless Event Viewer:
1. At the Tools menu, click Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter.
2. In the left pane of the window, click Wireless Event Viewer.
File Menu Commands
NOTE: Your ability as a client user to access and change Wireless Event Viewer Settings, may be disabled by
your Administrator. If so, some settings will be grayed out.
Settings Command
The Settings command lets you access various settings that govern wireless event logging. This command
invokes a window with three tabs:
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General Tab
Log File Deletion Tab
Driver Log Tab
General Tab
The General tab lets you access the following settings:
Setting
Description
Enable Wireless Event Logging.
Click (turn on) to enable wireless event logging. This must be checked
for wireless event logging to occur. If this is turned off, then all other
Wireless Event Settings in this window will be inactive.
Specify the folder to write the
wireless log file to:
Specify an absolute location on your system to write the log file to. This
path may only be up to 150 characters in length.
Log file name prefix:
This is the name of the log file. The default name is:
<ComputerName_UserDomain>. You can set this.
Maximum log file size:
To prevent log files from growing too large, new log files are created
when the current log file exceeds the specified size in MB. The default
file size in 1 megabyte. You can select a file size of up to ten
megabytes, in one-megabyte increments.
Defaults
Click Defaults to set all settings on this tab to their defaults values.
This sets defaults only for the open tab.
OK
Save your changes and close this window.
Log File Deletion Tab
The Log File Deletion tab lets you access the following settings:
Setting
Description
Select from the following when
to delete log files.
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Never delete old log files.
Delete old log when any of the selected conditions are
met:
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Delete old log files every specified number of days:
This number can range from 1 to 30.
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Delete old log files when the total size of the log files
exceeds: This number can range from 1 to 10 megabytes
(MB) in one-megabyte increments.
Defaults
Click Defaults to set all settings on this tab to their defaults values.
This sets defaults only for the open tab.
OK
Save your changes and close this window.
Driver Log Tab
Driver event logging records driver-specific events. Here you can access the following settings:
Setting
Description
Enable Driver Event Logging
Driver event logging captures and logs events that are specific to the
driver. These events can be viewed on the Wireless Event Viewer. Here
you can select to enable standard logging or troubleshooting logging.
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Standard Logging: These are normal driver events.
Troubleshooting Logging: These are events that are detected
as errors. They can be useful in resolving driver issues.
Defaults
Click Defaults to set all settings on this tab to their defaults values.
This sets defaults only for the open tab.
OK
Save your changes and close this window.
Exit Command
Under the File menu, this command exits the Wireless Event Viewer.
Mode Menu Commands
Real Time Event Viewing
This command displays events as they occur in real time.
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On this window, you can click Clear to clear this list of events and let them begin to collect and display
again.
You can also click Save As... to save this list into a log file. In the Save As... form, you should select to
save this as a binary file (.bin) so that you can view this file in Wireless Event Viewer again. You can also
save this as a comma separated values file (.csv) if you wish to view it outside of Wireless Event Viewer.
Log File Viewing
This command clears the Wireless Event Viewer and allows you to open a previously saved log file.
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Click Open to open an existing log file. The log file needs to be in binary format (.bin) to be viewed by the
Wireless Event Viewer.
Click Save As... to save the file under a different name. In the Save As... form, you should select to save
this as a binary file (.bin) so that you can view this file in Wireless Event Viewer again. You can also save
this as a comma separated values file (.csv) if you wish to view it outside of Wireless Event Viewer.
Clicking Clear, clears this list of events.
Help Menu Commands
This menu provides the following commands:
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Wireless Event Viewer Help: Provides access to this Help information
About...: Provides information about the version of the software release, software plug-ins, copyright,
and support.
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Regulatory Information
NOTE: Due to the evolving state of regulations and standards in the wireless
LAN field (IEEE 802.11 and similar standards), the information provided herein
is subject to change. Intel Corporation assumes no responsibility for errors or
omissions in this document.
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Intel®
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Intel®
Intel®
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Adapter
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 Adapter
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Adapter
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 Adapter
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 Adapter
WiFi Link 5300 Adapter
WiFi Link 5100 Adapter
WiFi Link 1000 Adapter
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Adapter
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ Adapter
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel WiFi/WiMAX Wireless Adapters
Information in this section supports the following wireless adapters:
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Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 (model number 622ANXHMWG)
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 (model number 533ANX_ MMW)
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 (model numbers 512ANX_MMW, 512ANX_HMW)
See Specifications for complete wireless adapter specifications.
NOTE: In this section, all references to the "wireless adapter" refer to all
adapters listed above.
The following information is provided:
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Information for the User
Regulatory Information
Information for the User
Safety Notices
USA—FCC and FAA
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a safety standard for human
exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified
equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure limits found in OET Bulletin 65,
supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio according to
the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the FCC’s
recommended limits.
The following safety precautions should be observed:
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Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or
touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while
transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected;
this behavior may cause damage to the radio.
Use in specific environments:
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The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints
posed by the safety directors of such environments.
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The use of wireless adapters on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
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The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by
each hospital.
Antenna Use
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In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should
be located at a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all
persons.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near
unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been
modified to be qualified for such use.
Antenna Warnings
Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is
recommended that for the wireless adapter installed in a desktop or portable computer, the
antenna for this wireless adapter to be installed so as to provide a separation distance of at
least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons. It is recommended that the user limit exposure time
if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8 inches).
Warning: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional
antennas.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency
wireless devices (wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft
instruments.
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: See the documentation
supplied with wireless adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.16e Radio
Usage
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g,
802.11n, and 802.16e wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries,
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.16e products are designed for use only in
specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of
designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the
products are used only in the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that
they are configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of
use. The device transmit power control (TPC) interface is part of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless
WiFi Connection Utility Software. Operational restrictions for Equivalent Isotropic Radiated
Power (EIRP) are provided by the system manufacturer. Any deviation from the permissible
power and frequency settings for the country of use is an infringement of national law and
may be punished as such.
For country-specific information, see the additional compliance information supplied with the
product.
Wireless Interoperability
The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products that
are based on direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with
the following standards:
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IEEE Std. 802.11g compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11a compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11n draft 2.0 compliant on Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.16e-2005 Wave 2 compliant
Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
WiMAX certification as defined by the WiMAX Forum
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health
The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic
energy. The level of energy emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the
electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless devices such as mobile phones. The
wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards
and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the
scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists
who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature. In some situations or
environments, the use of the wireless adapter may be restricted by the proprietor of the
building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization. Examples of such
situations may include:
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Using the wireless adapter on board airplanes, or
Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference
with other devices or services is perceived or identified as being harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific
organization or environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the adapter before you turn it on.
Regulatory Information
Information for the OEMs and Integrators
The following statement must be included with all versions of this document supplied to an
OEM or integrator, but should not be distributed to the end user.
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This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
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Please see the full Grant of Equipment document for other restrictions.
This device must be operated and used with a locally approved access point.
Information To Be Supplied to the End User by the OEM or Integrator
The following regulatory and safety notices must be published in documentation supplied to
the end user of the product or system incorporating the Intel® wireless adapter, in
compliance with local regulations. Host system must be labeled with "Contains FCC ID:
XXXXXXXX", FCC ID displayed on label.
The Intel® wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the
product. Intel Corporation is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused
by unauthorized modification of the devices included with the wireless adapter kit or the
substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than that specified by
Intel Corporation. The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification,
substitution or attachment is the responsibility of the user. Intel Corporation and authorized
resellers or distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations
that may arise from the user failing to comply with these guidelines.
Local Restriction of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n Radio Usage
The following statement on local restrictions must be published as part of the compliance
documentation for all 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products.
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g,
802.11n, and 802.16e wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries,
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.16e products are designed for use only in
specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of
designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the
products are used only in the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that
they are configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of
use. Any deviation from the permissible power and frequency settings for the country of use
is an infringement of national law and may be punished as such.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This wireless adapter is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz
frequency range. FCC requires this wireless adapter to be used indoors for the frequency
range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile
Satellite systems. High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz
and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and /or
damage this device.
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This wireless adapter cannot be co-located with any other transmitter unless approved
by the FCC.
USA—Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This wireless adapter complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is
subject to the following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The radiated output power of the adapter is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the adapter should be used in such a
manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is
minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits, you should keep a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or
any other person in the vicinity) and the antenna that is built into the
computer. Details of the authorized configurations can be found at http://www.
fcc.gov/oet/ea/ by entering the FCC ID number on the device.
Interference Statement
This wireless adapter 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 wireless
adapter generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the wireless adapter is
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the wireless adapter may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that such
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this wireless adapter 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
taking one or more of the following measures:
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interference.
Increase the distance between the wireless adapter and the equipment experiencing
the interference.
Connect the computer with the wireless adapter to an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the equipment experiencing the interference is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes
with the product. Any other installation or use will violate FCC Part 15
regulations.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Regulatory Warning
For use in (or with) UL Listed personal computers or compatible.
Radio Approvals
To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific
country, please check to see if the radio type number that is printed on the identification
label of your device is listed in the manufacturer's OEM Regulatory Guidance document.
Regulatory Markings
A list of required regulatory markings can be found on the web at http://www.intel.com/
support/wireless/wlan/
To find the regulatory information for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then
click Additional Information > Regulatory Documents.
Intel WiFi-Only Adapters, 802.11n Compliant
The information in this section applies to the following products:
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Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 (model numbers 622ANHMW, 622AGHRU)
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 (model numbers 512AN_HMW, 512AG_HMW, 512AN_MMW
512AG_MMW)
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 (model numbers 533AN_HMW, 533AN_MMW)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (model WM4965AGN)
Intel® WiFi Link 1000 (model numbers )
See Specifications for complete wireless adapter specifications.
NOTE: In this section, all references to the "wireless adapter" refer to all
adapters listed above.
The following information is provided:
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Regulatory Information
Information for the User
Safety Notices
USA—FCC and FAA
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a safety standard for human
exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified
equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure limits found in OET Bulletin 65,
supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio according to
the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the FCC’s
recommended limits.
The following safety precautions should be observed:
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Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or
touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while
transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected;
this behavior may cause damage to the radio.
Use in specific environments:
❍
The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints
posed by the safety directors of such environments.
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The use of wireless adapters on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
❍
The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by
each hospital.
Antenna Use
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In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should
be located at a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all
persons.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near
unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been
modified to be qualified for such use.
Antenna Warnings
Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is
recommended that for the wireless adapter installed in a desktop or portable computer, the
antenna for this wireless adapter to be installed so as to provide a separation distance of at
least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons. It is recommended that the user limit exposure time
if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8 inches).
Warning: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional
antennas.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency
wireless devices (wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft
instruments.
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: See the documentation
supplied with wireless adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n Radio Usage
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and
802.11n wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a,
802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products are designed for use only in specific countries, and
are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of designated use. As a user of
these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the
countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the
correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of use. The device transmit power
control (TPC) interface is part of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Software. Operational restrictions for Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) are
provided by the system manufacturer. Any deviation from the permissible power and
frequency settings for the country of use is an infringement of national law and may be
punished as such.
For country-specific information, see the additional compliance information supplied with the
product.
Wireless Interoperability
The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products that
are based on direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with
the following standards:
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IEEE Std. 802.11b compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11g compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11a compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11n draft 2.0 compliant on Wireless LAN
Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health
The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic
energy. The level of energy emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the
electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless devices such as mobile phones. The
wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards
and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the
scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists
who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature. In some situations or
environments, the use of the wireless adapter may be restricted by the proprietor of the
building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization. Examples of such
situations may include:
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Using the wireless adapter on board airplanes, or
Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference
with other devices or services is perceived or identified as being harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific
organization or environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the adapter before you turn it on.
Regulatory Information
Information for the OEMs and Integrators
The following statement must be included with all versions of this document supplied to an
OEM or integrator, but should not be distributed to the end user.
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This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
Please see the full Grant of Equipment document for other restrictions.
This device must be operated and used with a locally approved access point.
Information To Be Supplied to the End User by the OEM or Integrator
The following regulatory and safety notices must be published in documentation supplied to
the end user of the product or system incorporating the Intel® wireless adapter, in
compliance with local regulations. Host system must be labeled with "Contains FCC ID:
XXXXXXXX", FCC ID displayed on label.
The wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. For
country-specific approvals, see Radio Approvals. Intel Corporation is not responsible for any
radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included
with the wireless adapter kit or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and
equipment other than that specified by Intel Corporation. The correction of interference
caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment is the responsibility of
the user. Intel Corporation and authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for any
damage or violation of government regulations that may arise from the user failing to
comply with these guidelines.
Local Restriction of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n Radio Usage
The following statement on local restrictions must be published as part of the compliance
documentation for all 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products.
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and
802.11n wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a,
802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products are designed for use only in specific countries, and
are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of designated use. As a user of
these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the
countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the
correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of use. Any deviation from
permissible settings and restrictions in the country of use could be an infringement of
national law and may be punished as such.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25
GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85
GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and /or damage this device.
●
●
This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
This device cannot be co-located with any other transmitter unless approved by the
FCC.
USA—Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The radiated output power of the adapter is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the adapter should be used in such a
manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is
minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits, you should keep a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or
any other person in the vicinity) and the antenna that is built into the
computer. Details of the authorized configurations can be found at http://www.
fcc.gov/oet/ea/ by entering the FCC ID number on the device.
Interference Statement
This wireless adapter 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 wireless
adapter generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the wireless adapter is
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the wireless adapter may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that such
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this wireless adapter 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
taking one or more of the following measures:
●
●
●
●
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the equipment experiencing the
interference.
Increase the distance between the wireless adapter and the equipment experiencing
the interference.
Connect the computer with the wireless adapter to an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the equipment experiencing the interference is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes
with the product. Any other installation or use will violate FCC Part 15
regulations.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Regulatory Warning
For use in (or with) UL Listed personal computers or compatible.
Brazil
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra
interferência prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar
interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário.
Canada—Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada.
Caution: When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this product is restricted to indoor use
due to its operation in the 5.15- to 5.25-GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this
product to be used indoors for the frequency range of 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the
potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems. High power radar is
allocated as the primary user of the 5.25- to 5.35-GHz and 5.65 to 5.85-GHz bands. These
radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage to this device.
The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this device is 6dBi in order to comply with
the E.I.R.P limit for the 5.25- to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in point-topoint operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, Issue 4, and RSS-210, No
4 (Dec 2000) and No 5 (Nov 2001).
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003, No. 4, et CNR210, No 4 (Dec 2000) et No 5 (Nov 2001).
"To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated
indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit
antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing."
« Pour empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une
licence, il doit être utilisé a l'intérieur et devrait être placé loin des fenêtres afin de fournir
un écran de blindage maximal. Si le matériel (ou son antenne d'émission) est installé à
l'extérieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence. »
European Union
The low band 5.15 -5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC. See Statements of European Union Compliance.
European Union Declarations of Conformity
The European Union Declaration of Conformity for each adapter is available at: http://www.
intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/.
To find the Declaration of Conformity for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter.
Then click Additional Information > Regulatory Documents.
Italy
The use of these equipments is regulated by:
1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, article 104 (activity subject to general authorization) for
outdoor use and article 105 (free use) for indoor use, in both cases for private use.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, for supply to public of RLAN access to networks and telecom services.
L’uso degli apparati è regolamentato da:
1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, articoli 104 (attività soggette ad autorizzazione generale) se
utilizzati al di fuori del proprio fondo e 105 (libero uso) se utilizzati entro il proprio
fondo, in entrambi i casi per uso private.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, per la fornitura al pubblico dell’accesso R-LAN alle reti e ai servizi di
telecomunicazioni.
Japan
Indoor use only.
Korea
Morocco
The Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter is not approved for operation in Morocco.
For all other adapters in this section: The operation of this product in the radio channel 2
(2417 MHz) is not authorized in the following cities: Agadir, Assa-Zag, Cabo Negro,
Chaouen, Goulmima, Oujda, Tan Tan, Taourirt, Taroudant and Taza.
The operation of this product in the radio channels 4, 5, 6 et 7 (2425 - 2442 MHz) is not
authorized in the following cities: Aéroport Mohamed V, Agadir, Aguelmous, Anza,
Benslimane, Béni Hafida, Cabo Negro, Casablanca, Fès, Lakbab, Marrakech, Merchich,
Mohammédia, Rabat, Salé, Tanger, Tan Tan, Taounate, Tit Mellil, Zag.
Taiwan
Radio Approvals
To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific
country, please check to see if the radio type number that is printed on the identification
label of your device is listed in the manufacturer's OEM Regulatory Guidance document.
Regulatory Markings
A list of required regulatory markings can be found on the web at http://www.intel.com/
support/wireless/wlan/
To find the regulatory information for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then
click Additional Information > Regulatory Documents.
Intel® WiFi Adapters
The information in this section applies to the following products:
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Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ (model WM4965AG_)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (model WM3945ABG)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection (model WM3945BG)
See Specifications for complete wireless adapter specifications.
NOTE: In this section, all references to the "wireless adapter" refer to all
adapters listed above.
NOTE: The information in this section regarding 5 GHz band operation (IEEE
802.3a) does not apply to the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG adapter, which does
not operate in the 5 GHz band.
The following information is provided:
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Information for the User
Regulatory Information
Information for the User
Safety Notices
USA—FCC and FAA
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a safety standard for human
exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified
equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure limits found in OET Bulletin 65,
supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio according to
the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the FCC’s
recommended limits.
The following safety precautions should be observed:
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Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or
touching any exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while
transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected;
this behavior may cause damage to the radio.
Use in specific environments:
❍
The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints
posed by the safety directors of such environments.
❍
The use of wireless adapters on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA).
❍
The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by
each hospital.
Antenna Use
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In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should
be located at a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all
persons.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near
unshielded blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been
modified to be qualified for such use.
Antenna Warnings
Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is
recommended that for the wireless adapter installed in a desktop or portable computer, the
antenna for this wireless adapter to be installed so as to provide a separation distance of at
least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons. It is recommended that the user limit exposure time
if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8 inches).
Warning: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional
antennas.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency
wireless devices (wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft
instruments.
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: See the documentation
supplied with wireless adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Radio Usage
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, and
802.11g products are designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be
operated in countries other than those of designated use. As a user of these products, you
are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the countries for which they
were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of
frequency and channel for the country of use. The device transmit power control (TPC)
interface is part of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. Operational
restrictions for Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) are provided by the system
manufacturer. Any deviation from the permissible power and frequency settings for the
country of use is an infringement of national law and may be punished as such.
For country-specific information, see the additional compliance information supplied with the
product.
Wireless Interoperability
The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products that
are based on direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with
the following standards:
●
●
●
●
IEEE Std. 802.11b compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11g compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11a compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health
The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic
energy. The level of energy emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the
electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless devices such as mobile phones. The
wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards
and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the
scientific community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists
who continually review and interpret the extensive research literature. In some situations or
environments, the use of the wireless adapter may be restricted by the proprietor of the
building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization. Examples of such
situations may include:
●
●
Using the wireless adapter on board airplanes, or
Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference
with other devices or services is perceived or identified as being harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific
organization or environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for
authorization to use the adapter before you turn it on.
Regulatory Information
Information for the OEMs and Integrators
The following statement must be included with all versions of this document supplied to an
OEM or integrator, but should not be distributed to the end user.
●
●
●
This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
Please see the full Grant of Equipment document for other restrictions.
This device must be operated and used with a locally approved access point.
Information To Be Supplied to the End User by the OEM or Integrator
The following regulatory and safety notices must be published in documentation supplied to
the end user of the product or system incorporating the Intel® wireless adapter, in
compliance with local regulations. Host system must be labeled with "Contains FCC ID:
XXXXXXXX", FCC ID displayed on label.
The Intel® wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the
product. For country-specific approvals, see Radio Approvals. Intel Corporation is not
responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of
the devices included with the wireless adapter kit, or the substitution or attachment of
connecting cables and equipment other than that specified by Intel Corporation. The
correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or
attachment is the responsibility of the user. Intel Corporation and its authorized resellers or
distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations that may
arise from the user failing to comply with these guidelines.
Local Restriction of 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Radio Usage
The following statement on local restrictions must be published as part of the compliance
documentation for all 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless adapters.
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and
802.11n wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a,
802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products are designed for use only in specific countries, and
are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of designated use. As a user of
these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the
countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the
correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of use. Any deviation from
permissible settings and restrictions in the country of use could be an infringement of
national law and may be punished as such.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
NOTE: The following paragraph does not apply to the Intel PRO/Wireless
3945BG adapter, which does not operate in the 5 GHz bands.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25
GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85
GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and /or damage this device.
The wireless adapter is intended for OEM integrators only.
USA—Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the
following two conditions:
●
●
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The radiated output power of the adapter is far below the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the adapter should be used in such a
manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is
minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits, you should keep a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or
any other person in the vicinity) and the antenna that is built into the
computer. Details of the authorized configurations can be found at http://www.
fcc.gov/oet/ea/ by entering the FCC ID number on the device.
Interference Statement
This wireless adapter 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 wireless
adapter generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the wireless adapter is
not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the wireless adapter may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that such
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this wireless adapter 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
taking one or more of the following measures:
●
●
●
●
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the equipment experiencing the
interference.
Increase the distance between the wireless adapter and the equipment experiencing
the interference.
Connect the computer with the wireless adapter to an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the equipment experiencing the interference is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation
that comes with the product. Any other installation or use will violate FCC Part
15 regulations.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Regulatory Warning
For use in (or with) UL Listed personal computers or compatible.
Brazil
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra
interferência prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar
interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário.
Canada—Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada.
Caution: When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this wireless adapter is restricted to
indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15- to 5.25-GHz frequency range. Industry Canada
requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range of 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to
reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems. High
power radar is allocated as the primary user of the 5.25- to 5.35-GHz and 5.65 to 5.85-GHz
bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage to this device.
The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this wireless adapter is 6dBi in order to
comply with the E.I.R.P limit for the 5.25- to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in
point-to-point operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, Issue 4, and RSS-210, No
4 (Dec 2000) and No 5 (Nov 2001).
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003, No. 4, et CNR210, No 4 (Dec 2000) et No 5 (Nov 2001).
"To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this wireless adapter is intended to be
operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its
transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is subject to licensing."
« Pour empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une
licence, il doit être utilisé a l'intérieur et devrait être placé loin des fenêtres afin de fournir
un écran de blindage maximal. Si le matériel (ou son antenne d'émission) est installé à
l'extérieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence. »
European Union
The low band 5.15 -5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC. See Statements of European Union Compliance.
European Union Declarations of Conformity
The European Union Declaration of Conformity for each adapter is available at: http://www.
intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/.
To find the Declaration of Conformity for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter.
Then click Additional Information > Regulatory Documents.
Italy
The use of these equipments is regulated by:
1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, article 104 (activity subject to general authorization) for
outdoor use and article 105 (free use) for indoor use, in both cases for private use.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, for supply to public of RLAN access to networks and telecom services.
L’uso degli apparati è regolamentato da:
1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, articoli 104 (attività soggette ad autorizzazione generale) se
utilizzati al di fuori del proprio fondo e 105 (libero uso) se utilizzati entro il proprio
fondo, in entrambi i casi per uso private.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, per la fornitura al pubblico dell’accesso R-LAN alle reti e ai servizi di
telecomunicazioni.
Japan
Indoor use only.
Korea
Taiwan
Radio Approvals
To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific
country, please check to see if the radio type number that is printed on the identification
label of your device is listed in the manufacturer's OEM Regulatory Guidance document.
Regulatory Markings
A list of required regulatory markings can be found on the web at http://www.intel.com/
support/wireless/wlan/
To find the regulatory information for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then
click Additional Information > Regulatory Documents.
Statements of European Compliance
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Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Adapter
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Adapter
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 Adapter
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 Adapter
Intel WiFi Link 1000 Adapter
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Adapter
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ Adapter
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300 je ve shod• se základními požadavky a dalšími p•íslušnými
ustanoveními sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige
relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Centrino®
Ultimate-N 6300 in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen
und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG
befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Centrino® UltimateN 6300 vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist
tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/
CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® Centrino®
Ultimate-N 6300 ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ
ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® Centrino®
Ultimate-N 6300 est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® Centrino®
Ultimate-N 6300 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklar•, ka Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
atbilst Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m un citiem ar to
saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300 atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® Centrino®
Ultimate-N 6300 in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de
andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Centrino® UltimateN 6300 jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti o•rajn
relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Centrino® UltimateN 6300 megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC
irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
[Norwegian] 6300 er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i
direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300 jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi
postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 está
[Portuguese] conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva
1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolo•ili direktive
1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
sp••a základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/
ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä
koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300 står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga
relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300 er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í
tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N
6200 je ve shod• se základními požadavky a dalšími p•íslušnými
ustanoveními sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige
relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 6200 in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden
Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 6200 vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud
direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N
6200 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel®
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/
CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙIntel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 6200ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ
ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 62000 est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 6200 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklar•, ka Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
atbilst Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m un citiem ar to
saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N
6200 atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestelIntel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 6200 in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de
andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Centrino® AdvancedN 6200 jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti o•rajn
relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Centrino®
Advanced-N 6200 megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az
1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Centrino® Advanced[Norwegian] N 6200 er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i
direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® Centrino® AdvancedN 6200 jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi
postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
[Portuguese] está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva
1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N
6200 v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolo•ili
direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
sp••a základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/
ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä
koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N
6200 står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga
relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N
6200 er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í
tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® WiFi Link 5300 je ve
shod• se základními požadavky a dalšími p•íslušnými ustanoveními sm•rnice
1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante
krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® WiFi Link
5300 in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den
übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® WiFi Link 5300
vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist
tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® WiFi Link 5300 is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® WiFi Link
5300 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones
aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® WiFi Link 5300
ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ
∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® WiFi Link
5300 est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions
pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® WiFi Link
5300 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti
stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklar•, ka Intel® WiFi Link 5300 atbilst Direkt•vas
1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m un citiem ar to saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® WiFi Link 5300 atitinka
esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® WiFi Link 5300 in
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante
bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® WiFi Link 5300
jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti o•rajn relevanti li
hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® WiFi Link 5300
megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv
egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® WiFi Link 5300 er i
[Norwegian] samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv
1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® WiFi Link 5300 jest
zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi
postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® WiFi Link 5300 está conforme
[Portuguese] com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® WiFi Link 5300 v skladu z
bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolo•ili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® WiFi Link 5300 sp••a
základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel ® WiFi Link 5300 tyyppinen
laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien
direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® WiFi Link 5300 står i
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta
bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® WiFi Link 5300 er í
samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/
EC.
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® WiFi Link 5100 je
ve shod• se základními požadavky a dalšími p•íslušnými ustanoveními
sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige
relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® WiFi
Link 5100 in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen
und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG
befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® WiFi Link
5100 vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud
direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® WiFi Link 5100 is
in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® WiFi
Link 5100 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras
disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® WiFi Link
5100 ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ
ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® WiFi
Link 5100 est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® WiFi
Link 5100 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklar•, ka Intel® WiFi Link 5100 atbilst
Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m un citiem ar to
saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® WiFi Link 5100
atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® WiFi Link
5100 in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere
relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® WiFi Link 5100
jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti o•rajn
relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® WiFi Link
5100 megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/
EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk [Norwegian] Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® WiFi Link 5100
er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i
direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® WiFi Link 5100
jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi
postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
[Portuguese]
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® WiFi Link 5100 está
conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® WiFi Link 5100 v
skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolo•ili direktive
1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® WiFi Link 5100 sp••a
základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/
ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® WiFi Link 5100
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä
koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® WiFi Link 5100
står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga
relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® WiFi Link 5100 er í
samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun
1999/5/EC.
Intel® WiFi Link 1000 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® WiFi Link 1000 je
ve shod• se základními požadavky a dalšími p•íslušnými ustanoveními
sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® WiFi Link 1000 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige
relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® WiFi
Link 1000 in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen
und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG
befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® WiFi Link
1000 vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud
direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® WiFi Link 1000 is
in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® WiFi
Link 1000 cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras
disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® WiFi Link
1000 ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ
ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® WiFi
Link 1000 est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® WiFi
Link 1000 è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni
pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklar•, ka Intel® WiFi Link 1000 atbilst
Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m un citiem ar to
saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® WiFi Link 1000
atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® WiFi Link
1000 in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere
relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® WiFi Link 1000
jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti o•rajn
relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® WiFi Link
1000 megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/
EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk [Norwegian] Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® WiFi Link 1000
er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i
direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® WiFi Link 1000
jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi
postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
[Portuguese]
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® WiFi Link 1000 está
conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® WiFi Link 1000 v
skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolo•ili direktive
1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® WiFi Link 1000 sp••a
základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/
ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® WiFi Link 1000
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä
koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® WiFi Link 1000
står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga
relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® WiFi Link 1000 er í
samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun
1999/5/EC.
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN je ve shod• se základními požadavky a dalšími p•íslušnými
ustanoveními sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN overholder de væsentlige krav og
øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Wireless
WiFi Link 4965AGN in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden
Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der
Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja
nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN is in compliance with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel®
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva
1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® Wireless
WiFi Link 4965AGN ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ
ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel®
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN est conforme aux exigences essentielles et
aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel®
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle
altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklar•, ka Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN atbilst Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m un citiem
ar to saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos
nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® Wireless
WiFi Link 4965AGN in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en
de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti
o•rajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az
1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk [Norwegian] Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige
relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AGN jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi
stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
[Portuguese]
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi
dolo•ili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN sp••a základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia
Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel ® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten
vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav
och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/
EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar
eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ je ve shod• se základními požadavky a dalšími p•íslušnými
ustanoveními sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ overholder de væsentlige krav og
øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Wireless
WiFi Link 4965AG_ in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden
Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der
Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AG_ vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja
nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AG_ is in compliance with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel®
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva
1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® Wireless
WiFi Link 4965AG_ ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ
ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel®
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ est conforme aux exigences essentielles et
aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel®
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle
altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklar•, ka Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ atbilst Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m un citiem
ar to saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos
nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® Wireless
WiFi Link 4965AG_ in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en
de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AG_ jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti
o•rajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AG_ megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az
1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk [Norwegian] Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AG_ er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige
relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® Wireless WiFi
Link 4965AG_ jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi
stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
[Portuguese]
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi
dolo•ili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ sp••a základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia
Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel ® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten
vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav
och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/
EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar
eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection je ve shod• se základními požadavky a
dalšími p•íslušnými ustanoveními sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ
põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele
asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel®
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de
la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ
ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ
Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945ABG Network Connectionè conforme ai requisiti
essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva
1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporationdeklar•, ka Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Network Connection atbilst Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m
un citiem ar to saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas
1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection in overeenstemming is met de
essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma
provvedimenti o•rajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ
követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk [Norwegian] Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection er i samsvar med de grunnleggende
krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection jest zgodne z zasadniczymi
wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy
1999/5/WE.
Português
[Portuguese]
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Network Connection está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e
outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in
ostalimi relevantnimi dolo•ili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Network Connection sp••a základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné
ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Network Connection tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten
vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection står i överensstämmelse med de
väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar
kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive
1999/5/EC.
•esky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection je ve shod• se základními požadavky a
dalšími p•íslušnými ustanoveními sm•rnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945BG Network Connection in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ
põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele
asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel®
PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de
la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνικ•
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ Intel® Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945BG Network Connection ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ
ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ
Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945BG Network Connection est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945BG Network Connectionè conforme ai requisiti essenziali
ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporationdeklar•, ka Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG
Network Connection atbilst Direkt•vas 1999/5/EK b•tiskaj•m pras•b•m
un citiem ar to saist•tajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuvi•
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas
1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® PRO/
Wireless 3945BG Network Connection in overeenstemming is met de
essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection jikkonforma mal-•ti•ijiet essenzjali u ma
provvedimenti o•rajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
[Hungarian]
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ
követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk [Norwegian] Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav
og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, o•wiadcza, •e Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami
oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
[Portuguese]
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG
Network Connection está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e
outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG
Network Connection v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi
relevantnimi dolo•ili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG
Network Connection sp••a základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné
ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG
Network Connection tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten
vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection står i överensstämmelse med de
väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar
kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
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Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5300
WiFi Link 5100
WiFi Link 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 and Intel® Centrino®
Ultimate-N 6300
Form Factor
PCI Express* Full-Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
Dimensions
Full-Mini Card: Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height
0.18 in (50.95 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x
Height 0.18 in (26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface Connector Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP066
Antenna Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC
to 35 ºC)
Frequency Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a/n)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
(dependent on country)
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
(dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64
QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on
country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan,
Europe)
IEEE 802.11n Data Rates
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Tx/Rx: 450, 405, 360, 300, 270, 243, 240, 216.7, 195,
180, 173.3, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90,
86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7,
15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Tx/Rx: 300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130,
120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45,
43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance* certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a,
802.11h, 802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power
Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco Compatible Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit;
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAPTLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Form Factor
PCI Express* Full-Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
Dimensions
Full-Mini Card: Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height
0.18 in (50.95 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height
0.18 in (26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP066
Antenna Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC
to 35 ºC)
Frequency Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a/n)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
(dependent on country)
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
(dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64
QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on
country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan,
Europe)
IEEE 802.11n Data Rates
Tx/Rx: 300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130,
120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45,
43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance* certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a,
802.11h, 802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power
Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco Compatible
Extensions certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit;
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAPTLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
WiMAX
Frequency band
2.5-2.7 GHz (3A Profile)
Modulation
UL - QPSK, 16 QAM
DL - QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
Wireless Medium
WiMAX Network Release
Feature set
Duplex mode: TDD
operations
Scalable OFDMA
(SOFDMA): 512 and 1024
FFT
sub-carrier permutation:
PUSC
Channel bandwidths: 5
MHz and 10 MHz
SPWG/NWG Release 1.0
SPWG/NWG Release 1.5
Rate Performance
10 Mbps DL and 4 Mbps UL @ peak rate
(OTA performance, 10MHz channel)
RF Transmitter Output
Power
Compliance with Power class 2
WiMAX General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Standard Compliance
802.16e-2005 Corrigenda 2 (D4)
WiMAX System Profile
Feature set
Mobile WiMAX release 1, Wave II
Profile 3A
Security
Key Management Protocol (PKMv2)
Encryption
128-bit CCMP (Counter-Mode/CBC-MAC) based on AES
encryption
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi
Link 5150
WiFi / WiMAX
Form Factor
PCI Express* Mini Card or Half-Mini Card
SKUs
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 - 3x3 MC
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 - 1x2 MC/HMC
Dimensions
Mini Card: Width 2.0 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.80
mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector Interface 53-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 90% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
WiFi
Frequency
Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a/n)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
(dependent on country)
2.41-2.474 GHz (dependent on
country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on
country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE 802.11n Data
Rates
Intel® WiFi Link 5350
450, 405, 360, 300, 270, 243, 240, 216.7, 195, 180, 173.3, 150,
144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8,
45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
Intel® WiFi Link 5150
300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5,
90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15,
14.4, 7.2 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a Data
Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data
Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b Data
Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
WiFi General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h,
802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
Cisco Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, 802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Encryption
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit, CKIP, TKIP
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
WiMAX
Frequency band
2.5-2.7 GHz (3A Profile)
Modulation
UL - QPSK, 16 QAM
DL - QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
Wireless Medium
Duplex mode: TDD operations Scalable OFDMA (SOFDMA): 512
and 1024 FFT
sub-carrier permutation: PUSC Channel bandwidths: 5 MHz and
10 MHz
WiMAX Network
SPWG/NWG Release 1.0
Release Feature set
SPWG/NWG Release 1.5
Rate Performance
10 Mbps DL and 4 Mbps UL @ peak rate
(OTA performance, 10MHz channel)
RF Transmitter
Output Power
Compliance with Power class 2
WiMAX General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Standard
Compliance
802.16e-2005 Corrigenda 2 (D4)
WiMAX System
Profile Feature set
Mobile WiMAX release 1, Wave II
Profile 3A
Security
Key Management Protocol (PKMv2)
Encryption
128-bit CCMP (Counter-Mode/CBC-MAC) based on AES encryption
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 and Intel® WiFi Link 5300
Form Factor
PCI Express* Full-Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
Dimensions
Full-Mini Card: Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height
0.18 in (50.95 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x
Height 0.18 in (26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface Connector Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP066
Antenna Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC
to 35 ºC)
Frequency Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a/n)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
(dependent on country)
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
(dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64
QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on
country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan,
Europe)
IEEE 802.11n Data Rates
Intel® WiFi Link 5300
450, 405, 360, 300, 270, 243, 240, 216.7, 195, 180,
173.3, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90,
86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7,
15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120,
117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3,
30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
IEEE 802.11a Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance* certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a,
802.11h, 802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power
Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco Compatible Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit;
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAPTLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® WiFi Link 1000
WiFi / WiMAX
Form Factor
PCI Express* Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
SKUs
Intel® WiFi Link 1000 - 1X2 MC/HMC
Dimensions
Mini Card: Width 2.0 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.80
mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector Interface 52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 90% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
WiFi
Frequency
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency band
2.41-2.474 GHz (dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
Channel 1-11 (US)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
Channels 4 to 12 (Other countries, dependent on country)
IEEE 802.11n Data
Rates
300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5,
90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15,
14.4, 7.2 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data
Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b Data
Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
WiFi General
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32 and 64 bit) and Windows Vista* (32
and 64 bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11d,
WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP,
TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
Cisco Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, 802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Encryption
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit, CKIP, TKIP
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Form Factor
PCI Express* Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.95
mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface Connector Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP066
Antenna Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC
to 35 ºC)
Frequency Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a/n)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
(dependent on country)
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
(dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64
QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on
country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan,
Europe)
IEEE 802.11n Data Rates
Rx: 300, 270, 243, 240, 180
Rx/Tx: 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90,
86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7,
15, 14.4, 7.2
IEEE 802.11a Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance* certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a,
802.11h, 802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power
Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco Compatible Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit;
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAPTLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
This is a version of Intel Wireless WiFi 4965AGN with 8-2.11n capabilities disabled. 802.11n
refers to: IEEE P802.11n / D2.0 Draft Amendment to STANDARD [FOR] Information
Technology-Telecommunications and information exchange between systems-Local and
Metropolitan networks-Specific requirements-Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control
(MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications: Enhancements for Higher Throughput.
Form Factor
PCI Express Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.95
mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface Connector Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP066
Antenna Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC
to 35 ºC)
Frequency Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Frequency band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
(dependent on country)
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
(dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64
QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on
country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan,
Europe)
IEEE 802.11a Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE 802.11b Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance* certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a,
WPA, WPA2, WMM, EAP-SIM
Cisco Compatible Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit;
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAPTLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Form Factor
PCI Express Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.95
mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface Connector Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP066
Dual Diversity Antenna
On-board dual diversity switching
Connector Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50 to 92% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC
to 55 ºC)
Frequency Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Frequency band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz
(dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64
QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 non-overlapping,
dependent on country
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan,
Europe)
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
Mbps
General
Operating Systems
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Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance* certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a,
802.11h, 802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power
Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco Compatible Extensions Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
certification
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2Enterprise, AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit;
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAPTLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Form Factor
PCI Express Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(50.95 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna Interface Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.
FL-LP-066
Dual Diversity Antenna
On-board dual diversity switching
Connector Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50 to 92% non-condensing (at temperatures of
25 ºC to 55 ºC)
Frequency Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Frequency band
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent on country)
Modulation
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless Medium
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE 802.11g Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
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Operating Systems
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Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi Alliance* certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, WPA,
WPA2, WMM, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAPFAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco Compatible Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating
modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise,
WPA2-Enterprise, AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit
and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
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Glossary of Terms
Term
Definition
802.11
The 802.11 standard refers to a family of specifications developed by the
IEEE for wireless LAN technology. The 802.11 specifies an over-the-air
interface between a wireless client and a base station or between two
wireless clients and provides 1 or 2 Mbps transmission in the 2.4 GHz band
using either frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) or direct sequence
spread spectrum (DSSS).
802.11a
The 802.11a standard specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 54 Mbps
and an operating frequency of 5 GHz. The 802.11a standard uses the
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission method.
Additionally, the 802.11a standard supports 802.11 features such as WEP
encryption for security.
802.11b
802.11b is an extension to 802.11 that applies to wireless networks and
provides 11 Mbps transmission (with a fallback to 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps) in
the 2.4 GHz band. 802.11b uses only DSSS. Throughput data rate 5+
Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band.
802.11g
The 802.11g standard specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 54 Mbps,
an operating frequency of 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security.
802.11g networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi* networks.
802.11n
A task group of the IEEE 802.11 committee has defined a new draft
specification that provides for increased throughput speeds of up to 540
Mbps. The specification provides for Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO)
technology, or using multiple receivers and multiple transmitters in both
the client and access point, to achieve improved performance. The
specification is expected to be approved in the late 2008 timeframe.
802.1X
802.1X is the IEEE Standard for Port-Based Network Access Control. This is
used in conjunction with EAP methods to provide access control to wired
and wireless networks.
AAA Server
Authentication, Authorization and Accounting Server. A system to control
access to computer resources and track user activity.
Access Point
(AP)
A device that connects wireless devices to another network. For example,
a wireless LAN, Internet modem or others.
Ad Hoc
Network
A communication configuration in which every computer has the same
capabilities, and any computer can initiate a communication session. Also
known as a peer-to-peer network, a device to device network or a
computer-to-computer network.
AES-CCMP
Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol is the new
method for privacy protection of wireless transmissions specified in the
IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP provides a stronger encryption method
than TKIP. The AES algorithm is capable of using cryptographic keys of
128, 192, and 256 bits to encrypt and decrypt data in 128-bit blocks. AESCCMP uses the AES block cipher, but restricts the key length to 128 bits.
AES-CCMP incorporates two sophisticated cryptographic techniques
(counter mode and CBC-MAC) to provide improved security between the
mobile client and the access point.
Authentication Verifies the identity of a user logging onto a network. Passwords, digital
certificates, smart cards and biometrics are used to prove the identity of
the client to the network. Passwords and digital certificates are also used
to identify the network to the client.
Available
network
One of the networks listed under Available networks on the Wireless
Networks tab of the Wireless Network Connection Properties (Windows* XP
environment). Any wireless network that is broadcasting and is within
receiving range of the WiFi adapter appears on the list.
BER
Bit Error Rate. The ratio of errors to the total number of bits being sent in
a data transmission from one location to another.
Bit Rate
The total number of bits (ones and zeros) per second that a network
connection can support. Note that this bit rate will vary, under software
control, with different signal path conditions.
Broadcast
SSID
Used to allow an access point to respond to clients on a wireless network
by sending probes.
BSSID
A unique identifier for each wireless client on a wireless network. The Basic
Service Set Identifier (BSSID) is the Ethernet MAC address of each adapter
on the network.
CA
(Certificate
Authority)
A corporate certification authority implemented on a server. In addition,
Internet Explorer's certificate can import a certificate from a file. A trusted
CA certificate is stored in the root store.
CCX (Cisco
Compatible
eXtension)
Cisco Compatible Extensions Program ensures that devices used on Cisco
wireless LAN infrastructure meet the security, management and roaming
requirements.
Certificate
Used for client authentication. A certificate is registered on the
authentication server (for example, RADIUS server) and used by the
authenticator.
CKIP
Cisco Key Integrity Protocol (CKIP) is a Cisco proprietary security protocol
for encryption in 802.11 media. CKIP uses a key message integrity check
and message sequence number to improve 802.11 security in
infrastructure mode. CKIP is Cisco's version of TKIP.
Client
computer
The computer that gets its Internet connection by sharing either the host
computer's connection or the access point's connection.
DSSS
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum. Technology used in radio transmission.
Incompatible with FHSS.
EAP
Short for Extensible Authentication Protocol, EAP sits inside of Point-toPoint Protocol's (PPP) authentication protocol and provides a generalized
framework for several different authentication methods. EAP is supposed
to head off proprietary authentication systems and let everything from
passwords to challenge-response tokens and public-key infrastructure
certificates all work smoothly.
EAP-AKA
EAP-AKA (Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for UMTS
Authentication and Key Agreement) is an EAP mechanism for
authentication and session key distribution, using the Universal Mobile
Telecommunications System (UMTS) Subscriber Identity Module (USIM).
The USIM card is a special smart card used with cellular networks to
validate a given user with the network.
EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST, like EAP-TTLS and PEAP, uses tunneling to protect traffic. The
main difference is that EAP-FAST does not use certificates to authenticate.
Provisioning in EAP-FAST is negotiated solely by the client as the first
communication exchange when EAP-FAST is requested from the server. If
the client does not have a pre-shared secret Protected Access Credential
(PAC), it can request to initiate a provisioning EAP-FAST exchange to
dynamically obtain one from the server.
EAP-FAST documents two methods to deliver the PAC: manual delivery
through an out-of-band secure mechanism, and automatic provisioning.
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Manual delivery mechanisms can be any delivery mechanism that
the administrator of the network feels is sufficiently secure for their
network.
Automatic provisioning establishes an encrypted tunnel to protect
the authentication of the client and the delivery of the PAC to the
client. This mechanism, while not as secure as a manual method
may be, is more secure than the authentication method used in
LEAP.
The EAP-FAST method can be divided into two parts: provisioning, and
authentication. The provisioning phase involves the initial delivery of the
PAC to the client. This phase only needs to be performed once per client
and user.
EAP-GTC
The EAP-GTC (Generic Token Card) is similar to the EAP-OTP except with
hardware token cards. The request contains a displayable message, and
the response contains the string read from the hardware token card.
EAP-OTP
EAP-OTP (One-Time Password) is similar to MD5, except it uses the OTP as
the response. The request contains a displayable message. The OTP
method is defined in RFC 2289.
EAP-SIM
Extensible Authentication Protocol-Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-SIM)
authentication can be used with:
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WPA2*-Enterprise.
Data Encryption types: None, WEP and CKIP.
A SIM card is a special smart card that is used by Global System for Mobile
Communications (GSM) based digital cellular networks. The SIM card is
used to validate your credentials with the network
EAP-TLS
A type of authentication method that uses EAP and a security protocol
called the Transport Layer Security (TLS). EAP-TLS uses certificates that
use passwords. EAP-TLS authentication supports dynamic WEP key
management.
EAP-TTLS
A type of authentication method that uses EAP and Tunneled Transport
Layer Security (TTLS). EAP-TTLS uses a combination of certificates and
another security method such as passwords.
Encryption
Scrambling data so that only the authorized recipient can read it. Usually a
key is needed to interpret the data.
FHSS
Frequency-Hop Spread Spectrum. Technology used in radio transmission.
Incompatible with DSSS.
File and
A capability that allows a number of people to view, modify, and print the
printer sharing same file(s) from different computers.
Fragmentation The threshold at which the wireless adapter breaks the packet into multiple
threshold
frames. This determines the packet size and affects the throughput of the
transmission.
GHz
(Gigahertz)
A unit of frequency equal to 1,000,000,000 cycles per second.
Host computer The computer that is directly connected to the Internet via a modem or
network adapter.
Infrastructure
network
A wireless network centered around an access point. In this environment,
the access point not only provides communication with the wired network,
but also mediates wireless network traffic in the immediate neighborhood.
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an organization
involved in defining computing and communications standards.
Internet
Protocol (IP)
address
The address of a computer that is attached to a network. Part of the
address designates which network the computer is on, and the other part
represents the host identification.
LAN (Local
A high-speed, low-error data network covering a relatively small
Area Network) geographic area.
LEAP (Light
Extensible
Authentication
Protocol)
A version of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). LEAP is a proprietary
extensible authentication protocol developed by Cisco that provides a
challenge-response authentication mechanism and dynamic key
assignment.
MAC (Media
Access
Control)
Address
A hardwired address applied at the factory. It uniquely identifies network
hardware, such as a wireless adapter, on a LAN or WAN.
Mbps
Transmission speed of 1,000,000 bits per second.
(Megabits-persecond)
MHz
(Megahertz)
A unit of frequency equal to 1,000,000 cycles per second.
MIC (Michael)
Message Integrity Check (commonly called Michael).
MS-CHAP
An EAP mechanism used by the client. Microsoft Challenge Authentication
Protocol (MS-CHAP) Version 2, is used over an encrypted channel to
enable server validation. The challenge and response packets are sent over
a non-exposed TLS encrypted channel.
ns
(Nanosecond)
1 billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a second.
OFDM
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing.
Open
Allows any device network access. If encryption is not enabled on the
authentication network, any device that knows the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the
access point can gain access to the network.
PEAP
Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) is an Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) draft protocol sponsored by Microsoft, Cisco,
and RSA Security. PEAP creates an encrypted tunnel similar to the tunnel
used in secure web pages (SSL). Inside the encrypted tunnel, a number of
other EAP authentication methods can be used to perform client
authentication. PEAP requires a TLS certificate on the RADIUS server, but
unlike EAP-TLS there is no requirement to have a certificate on the client.
PEAP has not been ratified by the IETF. The IETF is currently comparing
PEAP and TTLS (Tunneled TLS) to determine an authentication standard for
802.1X authentication in 802.11 wireless systems. PEAP is an
authentication type designed to take advantage of server-side EAPTransport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) and to support various authentication
methods, including user passwords and one-time passwords, and Generic
Token Cards.
Peer-to-Peer
mode
A wireless network structure that allows wireless clients to communicate
directly with each other without using an access point.
Power save
mode
The state in which the radio is periodically powered down to conserve
power. When the portable computer is in Power Save mode, received
packets are stored in the access point until the wireless adapter wakes up.
Preferred
network
One of the networks that has been configured. Such networks are listed
under Preferred networks on the Wireless Networks tab of the Wireless
Network Connection Properties (Windows* XP environment).
RADIUS
RADIUS is an authentication and accounting system that verifies user's
(Remote
credentials and grants access to requested resources.
Authentication
Dial-In User
Service)
RF (Radio
Frequency)
The international unit for measuring frequency is Hertz (Hz), which is
equivalent to the older unit of cycles per second. One MegaHertz (MHz) is
one million Hertz. One GigaHertz (GHz) is one billion Hertz. For reference:
the standard US electrical power frequency is 60 Hz, the AM broadcast
radio frequency band is 0.55 -1.6 MHz, the FM broadcast radio frequency
band is 88-108 MHz, and microwave ovens typically operate at 2.45 GHz.
Roaming
Movement of a wireless node between two micro cells. Roaming usually
occurs in infrastructure networks built around multiple access points.
Current wireless network roaming is only supported in the same subnet of
a network.
RTS threshold
The number of frames in the data packet at or above which an RTS/CTS
(request to send/clear to send) handshake is turned on before the packet
is sent. The default value is 2347.
Shared key
An encryption key known only to the receiver and sender of data. This is
also referred to as a pre-shared key.
SIM
(Subscriber
Identity
Module)
A SIM card is used to validate credentials with the network. A SIM card is a
special smart card used by GSM-based digital cellular networks.
Silent mode
Silent Mode Access Points or Wireless Routers have been configured to not
broadcast the SSID for the wireless network. This makes it necessary to
know the SSID in order to configure the wireless profile to connect to the
access point or wireless router.
Single Sign On Single Sign On feature set allows the 802.1X credentials to match your
Windows log on user name and password credentials for wireless network
connections.
SSID (Service
Set Identifier)
SSID or network name is a value that controls access to a wireless
network. The SSID for your wireless network card must match the SSID
for any access point that you want to connect with. If the value does not
match, you are not granted access to the network. Each SSID may be up
to 32 alphanumeric characters long and is case-sensitive.
stealth
A stealth access point is one that has the capability and is configured to
not broadcast its SSID. This is the WiFi network name that appears when a
DMU (Device Management Utility, such as Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Connection Utility) scans for available wireless networks. Although this can
enhance wireless network security, it is commonly considered a weak
security feature. To connect to a stealth access point, a user must
specifically know the SSID and configure their DMU accordingly. The
feature is not a part of the 802.11 specification, and is known by differing
names by various vendors: closed mode, private network, SSID
broadcasting.
TKIP
(Temporal
Key Integrity
Protocol)
Temporal Key Integrity protocol improves data encryption. Wi-Fi Protected
Access* uses its TKIP. TKIP provides important data encryption
enhancements including a re-keying method. TKIP is part of the IEEE
802.11i encryption standard for wireless networks. TKIP is the next
generation of WEP, the Wired Equivalency Protocol, which is used to secure
802.11 wireless networks. TKIP provides per packet key mixing, a
message integrity check and a re-keying mechanism, thus fixing the flaws
of WEP.
TLS
(Transport
Layer
Security)
A type of authentication method using the Extensible Authentication
Protocol (EAP) and a security protocol called the Transport Layer Security
(TLS). EAP-TLS uses certificates which use passwords. EAP-TLS
authentication supports dynamic WEP key management. The TLS protocol
is intended to secure and authenticate communications across a public
network through data encryption. The TLS Handshake Protocol allows the
server and client to provide mutual authentication and to negotiate an
encryption algorithm and cryptographic keys before data is transmitted.
TTLS
(Tunneled
Transport
Layer
Security)
These settings define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate
a user. In TTLS, the client uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and create
a TLS-encrypted channel between the client and server. The client can use
another authentication protocol. Typically password-based protocols
challenge over this encrypted channel to enable server validation. The
challenge and response packets are sent over a non-exposed TLS
encrypted channel. TTLS implementations today support all methods
defined by EAP, as well as several older methods (CHAP, PAP, MS-CHAP
and MS-CHAP-V2). TTLS can easily be extended to work with new
protocols by defining new attributes to support new protocols.
WEP (Wired
Equivalent
Privacy)
Wired Equivalent Privacy, 64- and 128-bit (64-bit is sometimes referred to
as 40-bit). This is a low-level encryption technique designed to give the
user about the same amount of privacy that he would expect from a LAN.
WEP is a security protocol for wireless local area networks (WLANs)
defined in the 802.11b standard. WEP is designed to provide the same
level of security as that of a wired LAN. WEP aims to provide security by
data over radio waves so that it is protected as it is transmitted from one
end point to another.
WEP Key
Either a pass phrase or hexadecimal key.
The pass phrase must be 5 ASCII characters for 64-bit WEP or 13 ASCII
characters for 128-bit WEP. For pass phrases, 0-9, a-z, A-Z, and [email protected]#$%
^&*()_+|`-={}|[]\:";'<>?,./ are all valid characters.
The hex key must be 10 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) for 64-bit WEP
or 26 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) for 128-bit WEP.
Wi-Fi*
(Wireless
Fidelity)
Is meant to be used generically when referring of any type to 802.11
network, whether 802.11b, 802.11a, or dual-band.
WiMAX
WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a
telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long
distances in a variety of ways, from point-to-point links to full mobile
cellular type access. It is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard. The name
WiMAX was created by the WiMAX Forum, which was formed in June 2001
to promote conformance and interoperability of the standard. The forum
describes WiMAX as "a standards-based technology enabling the delivery
of last mile wireless broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL."
Wireless
router
A stand-alone wireless hub that allows any computer that has a wireless
network adapter to communicate with another computer within the same
network and to connect to the Internet.
WLAN
(Wireless
Local-Area
Network)
A type of local-area network that uses high-frequency radio waves rather
than wires to communicate between nodes.
WPA* (Wi-Fi
Protected
Access)
This is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of data
protection and access control to a wireless network. WPA is an interim
standard that will be replaced with the IEEE's 802.11i standard upon its
completion. WPA consists of RC4 and TKIP and provides support for BSS
(Infrastructure) mode only. WPA and WPA2 are compatible.
WPA2* (Wi-Fi
Protected
Access 2)
This is the second generation of WPA that complies with the IEEE TGi
specification. WPA2 consists of AES encryption, pre-authentication and
PMKID caching. It provides support for BSS (Infrastructure) mode and
IBSS (ad hoc) mode. WPA and WPA2 are compatible.
WPAEnterprise
Wi-Fi Protected Access-Enterprise applies to corporate users. A new
standards-based, interoperable security technology for wireless LAN
(subset of IEEE 802.11i draft standard) that encrypts data sent over radio
waves. WPA is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve upon the
security features of WEP as follows:
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Improved data encryption through the temporal key integrity
protocol (TKIP). TKIP uses a hashing algorithm to scramble the
encryption keys and adds an integrity-checking feature to ensure
that the keys have not been tampered with.
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 is an interim standard that will be replaced with the IEEE's 802.11i
standard upon its completion.
WPA-Personal
Wi-Fi Protected Access-Personal provides a level of security in the small
network or home environment.
WPA-PSK (WiFi ProtectedAccess PreShared Key)
WPA-PSK mode does not use an authentication server. It can be used with
the data encryption types WEP or TKIP. WPA-PSK requires configuration of
a pre-shared key (PSK). You must enter a pass phrase or 64 hex
characters for a pre-shared key of length 256-bits. The data encryption
key is derived from the PSK.
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