HP hn210w User's manual
hp digital
home networking
wireless USB
network adapter
hn210w
quick start guide
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kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited
to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for
a particular purpose.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Home Networking Solutions Organization
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Palo Alto, Ca 94304
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wireless USB network
adapter
hn210w
Thank you for choosing the Hewlett-Packard
Digital Home Networking Wireless USB
Network Adapter. This quick start guide
provides easy set-up instructions. For
additional information, see the user’s guide
included on the CD-ROM.
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box contents
■
One Wireless USB Network Adapter
■
One installation and documentation CD-ROM
■
One USB cable
■
One quick start guide
■
One warranty sheet
before you begin
1 Verify that all of the box contents are
included.
2 Confirm that the computers you plan to
connect to the Adapter are all running either
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP.
Windows 2000 and XP Professional require
administrative privileges to install this
software — see your user documentation for
details.
3 Verify that each computer you’re connecting
to the network has a CD-ROM drive to run
the installation software.
4 If the computer is on, turn it off.
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connecting the network
adapter
1 Plug the Type B square plug of the USB
cable into the USB port of the adapter as
illustrated in the following diagram:
2 Plug the Type A rectangular end into the USB
port on your computer. Consult the user
documentation of your computer if you are
unsure where the USB port is located.
Type B
square plug
to USB port
or on PC
USB cable
Type A
rectangular plug
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installing the driver
1 Turn on the computer and insert the CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
3 Accept the default selection, Automatic
search for a better driver, and click
Next.
4 The computer operating system automatically
finds and installs the correct driver from the
CD-ROM. Once a successful installation is
reported, click Finish.
5 If the wizard asks permission to restart the
computer, click Yes. If the wizard does not
appear, restart the computer.
6 In the process of installing the driver, a
Wireless USB Network Adapter
Configuration Utility installs on the Windows
taskbar, identified by a red or green icon
depicting a monitor with antennas.
2 The computer operating system automatically
recognizes the new USB network adapter,
and the Add New Hardware screen
appears.
7 Check the color of the icon.
If the icon is:
■ green, a wireless connection is established
and installation is complete.
■ red, the attempt to create a wireless
connection failed.
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If the connection failed:
1 Double-click the Configuration Utility
icon on the taskbar.
2 Select the Site Survey tab. The wireless
access points and Service Set Identifiers
(SSID) that are available for your network
are displayed.
3 Note the SSID for your access point.
.
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4 Select the Configuration tab.
5 Replace the default SSID with the correct
SSID for your access point.
6 Click OK.
7 Check the color of the icon.
If the icon is:
■
green, a wireless connection is established
and installation is complete.
■
red, the attempt to create a wireless
connection failed.
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If the connection failed:
1 Select the Encryption tab.
2 Select Enabled from the drop-down menu.
3 Insert the WEP encryption key in the box
provided.
Note:
Check the HP gateway control panel for your
WEP encryption key.
4 Click OK. The icon should now be green.
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registering the network
adapter
accessing additional
documentation
Make sure you register your product with HP
after the installation process is complete. Enter
the following into the address window of your
Web browser (such as Internet Explorer or
Netscape):
http://register.hp.com
1 Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of
the computer.
Then press Enter.
3 Double-click the hn210w folder.
2 On the desktop, double-click
My Computer, then double-click the
Compact Disc icon (or navigate to the
CD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer).
4 Double-click your language selection folder
(English).
5 Double-click user’s guide.
Note:
Keep the CD-ROM in a safe place for
future use.
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product and support
information
■
HP Customer Care: (208) 323-2551;
http://www.hp.com/cposupport
■
Online product information and technical
support: http://www.hp.com/go/
homenetworking
(includes a home networking tutorial, FAQs,
and other information)
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