Hawking HWP54G Rev T Manual
Hawking HWP54G Rev T Manual
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...................................................................................... 1
WIRELESS NETWORK OPTIONS ................................................................. 1
The Peer-to-Peer Network............................................................ 1
The Access Point Network........................................................... 2
LED INDICATORS ..................................................................................... 3
Power Indicator: (Orange LED) ................................................... 3
Act Indicator: (Green LED) ......................................................... 3
INSTALLATION ....................................................................................... 4
INSTALL THE DRIVER & UTILITY .............................................................. 4
INSTALL THE DEVICE................................................................................. 7
Note for Windows 98 users:......................................................... 7
Note for Windows 2000 users:..................................................... 7
Note for Windows XP users:........................................................ 8
Verify Device Installation ............................................................ 9
NETWORK CONNECTION.................................................................. 11
IN WINDOWS 98/ME............................................................................... 11
IN WINDOWS 2000/XP............................................................................ 14
CONFIGURATION................................................................................. 17
THE NETWORK STATUS ICON.................................................................. 17
ACCESSING THE CONFIGURATION UTILITY ............................................. 18
MAIN TAB ............................................................................................... 19
ADVANCED TAB ..................................................................................... 25
SECURITY TAB ........................................................................................ 25
STATISTICS TAB ...................................................................................... 28
ABOUT TAB ............................................................................................ 29
UNINSTALLATION ............................................................................... 30
HAWKING HI-GAIN ANTENNAS…………………………………32
INTRODUCTION
The Hawking HWP54G Hi-Speed Wireless-G PCI Desktop Card is a
standard PCI adapter that fits into any standard PCI slot in a desktop. The
HWP54G is an enhanced high-performance wireless adapter, that supports
high-speed, 54mbps, wireless networking. It is also backwards
compatible with existing 802.11b and 802.11b+ wireless networking
devices so you will not have to worry about your wireless adapter
coexisting with older technology.
Wireless Network Options/ Quick Tutorial
The Peer-to-Peer Network (also known as Ad-Hoc Mode)
This network installation lets you set a small wireless workgroup easily
and quickly. Equipped with wireless PC Cards or wireless PCI, you can
share files and printers directly between each PC and laptop.
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You can also use one computer as an Internet Server to connect to a wired
global network and share files and information with other computers via a
wireless LAN.
The Access Point Network
The network installation allows you to share files, printers, and Internet
access much more conveniently. With Wireless LAN Cards, you can
connect to the internet or with your network through a wireless access
point.
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LED Indicators For Wireless-G PCI Card
Power Indicator: (Orange LED)
This LED will illuminate when the driver is correctly installed and the
card is inserted into your laptop and functioning.
Activity Indicator: (Green LED)
This LED flickers when transmitting/receiving wireless data.
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INSTALLATION
Caution: Do not insert the Wireless LAN Card into your computer
until the procedures in “Install the Driver & Utility” have been
performed.
Install the Driver & Utility
3.
4.
Exit all Windows programs. Insert the included CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive of your computer.
If the CD-ROM is not launched automatically, go to your CD-ROM
drive (e.g. drive D) and double-click on Setup.exe.
The main screen of the CD-ROM opens. Click Install Driver &
Utility to start the installation.
5. When the Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue.
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6. The Choose Destination Location screen will show you the default
destination chosen by the utility. Click Next to continue.
7. Follow the instruction to select the program folder. Click Next to
continue.
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8. Click Finish to complete the installation
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Install the device1
Note: Make sure the procedures in “Install the Driver & Utility” have
been performed.
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2.
3.
Remove the case of your desktop PC and locate an empty PCI
slot.
Carefully slide the Wireless PCI Card into the PCI slot. Push
evenly and slowly and ensure it is properly inserted
After the device has been connected to your computer, turn on
your computer. Windows will detect the new hardware and then
automatically copy all of the files needed for networking.
Note for Windows 98 users:
Before installation of the device, make sure you have your operating
system CD-ROM at hand. You may be asked to insert the OS CD-ROM
in order to download specific drivers.
Note for Windows 2000 users:
During the installation, when the “Digital Signature Not Found”
screen appears, click “Yes” to continue.
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If you are using the Wireless PCI Card, the product descriptions shown on the screen will
differ from the illustrations shown in this document. Please discard the discrepancy and
follow the installation procedures to continue anyway.
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Note for Windows XP users:
1. Select Install the software automatically (Recommended) and click
Next.
3. Click Continue Anyway.
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4. Click Finish to complete the installation.
Verify Device Installation
To verify that the device has been properly installed in your computer and
is enabled, go to Start Æ Settings Æ Control Panel Æ System (Æ
Hardware) Æ Device Manager. Expand the Network adapters item. If
the 802.11g Wireless PCI/CardBus PC Card is listed, it means that your
device is properly installed and enabled.
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NETWORK CONNECTION
Once the driver has been installed, you will need to make adjustments to
your network settings.
In Windows 98/ME
1.
2.
Go to Start Æ Settings Æ Control Panel Æ Network.
Make sure that you have all the following components installed.
ƒ 802.11g Wireless PCI / CardBus PC Card
ƒ IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol
ƒ NetBEUI
ƒ TCP/IP
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If any components are missing, click on the Add button to install them.
All of the protocols and clients required (listed above) are provided by
Microsoft.
3. Next, highlight the specific network component you need, click Add.
4. Highlight Microsoft, and then double click on the item you want to
add. Click OK.
After returning to the Network screen, you can make your computer
visible to the network by enabling File and Print Sharing.
5. Click the Identification tab. Enter a name that is unique to the
network. Type the name of your workgroup, which should be the
same name used by all of the other PCs on the network.
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6. Click the Access Control tab. Make sure that “Share-level access
control” is selected. If connecting to a Netware server, share level
can be set to “User-level access control.”
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7. When finished, restart your computer to activate the new device.
8. Once the computer has been rebooted, a Logon window will appear
and will require you to enter a username and password. Enter a
username and password and click OK. Do not click the Cancel
button, or you won’t be able to log onto the network.
9. Double-click the Network Neighborhood icon on the windows
desktop, and you should see the names of the other PCs on the
network.
In Windows 2000/XP
1. (In Windows 2000)
Go to StartÆ Settings Æ Control Panel Æ Network and Dial-up
Connections Æ Local Area Connection Æ Properties.
(In Windows XP)
Go to Start Æ Control Panel Æ Network Connections Æ Wireless
Network Connection Enabled 802.11g Wireless PCI/CardBus PC
Card Æ Properties.
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2. Make sure that you have all the following components installed.
ƒ Client for Microsoft Networks
ƒ NWLink NetBIOS
ƒ NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol
ƒ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
If any components are missing, click on the Install… button to select
the Client/Service/Protocol required.
3. After selecting the component you need, click Add… to install.
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4. Select the network protocol you wish to add and click OK. This will
return you to the Local Area Connections Properties window.
5. To allow your computer to be visible on the network, make sure you
have checked off the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks.
6. When finished, you must restart your computer to complete the
installation.
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CONFIGURATION
After successful driver installation of the Wireless LAN Card, a Network
Status icon will display in the task bar. You will be able to access the
Configuration Utility through the Network Status icon.
If the icon doesn’t appear automatically, go to Start Æ Programs Æ
802.11g WLAN Æ 802.11g WLAN Utility, it will appear in the task bar.
The Network Status Icon
The Network Status Icon will display on the task bar of your desktop and
show the current network connection status of your system.
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Icon
Link Status
Connected to network
Connecting
Driver not loaded
Disconnected from network
Accessing the Configuration Utility
The Configuration Utility is accessed by clicking on the Network Status
Icon.
All settings are categorized into 5 Tabs:
Main Tab
Advanced Tab
Security Tab
Statistics Tab
About Tab
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Main Tab
The Main tab displays the current status of the Wireless Network Adapter.
Item
Description
Status
Displays the information about the status of the
communication.
The SSID is the unique name shared among all
points in your wireless network.
The name must be identical for all devices and
points attempting to connect to the same
network.
No WEP key
SSID
With WEP key
For TI-Based WLAN devices
Mode
Ch
For TI-Based WLAN devices with WEP
key
Displays the type of Basic Service Set, Access
Point or Peer to Peer.
Displays the channel that is currently in use.
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Item
Description
Signal
Displays the signal strength of the connection
between the Wireless Network Adapter and the
Access Point it connects to.
A set of wireless stations is referred to as a Basic
Service Set (BSS). Computers in a BSS must be
configured with the same BSS ID.
BBS ID
Current Configuration
Pref. SSID
It shows the current SSID setting of the
Wireless Network Adapter.
BSS Type
Displays the type of Basic Service Set,
Access Point or Peer to Peer.
MAC Address
It shows the MAC Address of this device.
4X State
Channel
Tx Rate
Signal Quality
BSSID
B/G Mode
Connect
Modify
Rescan
4x technology provides increased throughput
in 802.11 Infrastructure and ad hoc networks.
The technology only has been implemented
in TI-Based WLAN devices
Shows the selected channel that is currently
used. (There are 14 channels available,
depends on the country.)
Shows the current transfer rate.
Displays the signal strength of the connection
between the Wireless Network Adapter and
the Access Point it connects.
the BSSID of the Access Point to which the
card is associated
It displays the card mode you are currently
using.( 802.11b, 802.11b+, and 802.11g)
Highlight one of the device from the list area
and press the Connect button to access it.
There will be three tabs for you to modify, see
the detailed information on page 21.
Searches for all available networks. Clicking
on the button, the device will start to rescan
and list all available sites.
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Preferred
SSID
BSS Type
Tx Rate
Channel
Power Mode
IBSS
protection
4x Config
WEP
Mode
Type in the SSID name of the device you want to connect.
You can select Peer-to-Peer, Access Point or Auto Mode of the
device you to connect.
You can select the data rate or set to auto mode from the pull-down
menu.
Select the channel depends on your country.
No Power Save:Select this function , the adapter will be in full
active mode.
Max Power Save:Select this function, the power save mode will be
enabled.
The 802.11g standard includes a protection mechanism to
ensure mixed 802.11b and 802.11g operation. If there is no
such kind of mechanism exists, the two kinds of standards may
mutually interfere and decrease network’s performance.
CTS only : Used only in the co-existing environment of
802.11b and 802.11g protection mechanism.
TI Protection:For TI-Based WLAN devices
Select to disable or enable the TI-Based 4x function.
Select to disable or enable WEP settings.
You can select IEEE 802.11b, 802.11b + , 802.11g standard or
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Mixed Mode (If you choose this option the device will automatically
convert the suitable standard ).
Profile
Enter the profile name and click the Save button to save
your configuration, To open the profiles you saved, select
the profile from the pull-down menu and then click the
Load button.
Fragment Threshold
RTS Threshold
Preamble
To fragment MSDU or MMPDU into small sizes of
frames for increasing the reliability of frame (The
maximum value of 4096 means no fragmentation is
needed) transmission. The performance will be
decreased as well, thus a noisy environment is
recommended.
This value should remain at its default setting of
4096. Should you encounter inconsistent data
flow, only minor modifications of this value are
recommended.
A preamble is a signal used in wireless environment
to synchronize the transmitting timing including
Synchronization and Start frame delimiter. (Note: If
you want to change the Preamble type into Long or
Short, please check the setting of AP.)
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Transmit
Authentication
Retry limits
The power level function is used to extend
communication distance.
The authentication type defines configuration
options for the sharing of wireless networks to
verify identity and access privileges of roaming
wireless network cards.
You may choose between Open System, Shared
Key, and Auto Switch.
Open System: If the Access Point is using "Open
System" authentication, then the wireless adapter
will need to be set to the same authentication type.
Shared Key: Shared Key is when both the sender
and the recipient share a secret key.
Auto Switch: Select Auto Switch for the adapter to
select the Authentication type automatically
depending on the Access Point Authentication type.
You can set the number of retries if no
acknowledgement appears from the receiving
station.
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Network
WEP Configuration
LEAP User
Configure your WEP or LEAP settings:
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is a data
security mechanism based on a 40 Bit/128
Bit/256 Bit shared key algorithm.
LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication
Protocol). It provides user-based, centralized
authentication, as well as per-user wired
equivalent privacy (WEP) session keys.
To configure your WEP settings. WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy) encryption can be used to
ensure the security of your wireless network.
Select one Key and Key Size then fill in the
appropriate value/phrase in Encryption field.
Note: You must use the same Key and Encryption
settings for the both sides of the wireless network
to connect
KEY1 ~ KEY 4:You can specify up to 4
different keys to decrypt wireless data. Select the
Default key setting from the radio button.
Encryption:This setting is the configuration key
used in accessing the wireless network via WEP
encryption.
A key of 10 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) is
required if a 64-bit Key Length was selected.
A key of 26 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) is
required if a 128-bit Key Length was selected.
A key of 58 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) is
required if a 256-bit Key Length was selected.
Key Size: 40 Bit, 128 Bit or 256 Bit.
Network administers have been taking advantage
of the simplified user and security administration
that LEAP provides.
Before the security authentication is started, you
should enter the user name and password or the
authentication process will fail.
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Advanced Tab
The Advanced tab displays the current status of the Wireless Network
Adapter.
Security Tab
Use the Security Tab to configure your WEP settings. WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy) encryption can be used to ensure the security of your
wireless network.
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Network
Configure your WEP or LEAP settings:
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is a data
security mechanism based on a 40 Bit/128 Bit/256
Bit shared key algorithm.
LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication
Protocol). It provides user-based, centralized
authentication, as well as per-user wired equivalent
privacy (WEP) session keys.
WEP Configuration
Encryption 1-4
To configure your WEP settings. WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy) encryption can be used to
ensure the security of your wireless network. Select
one Key and Key Size then fill in the appropriate
value/phrase in Encryption field. Note: You must
use the same Key and Encryption settings for the
both sides of the wireless network to connect
KEY1 ~ KEY 4:You can specify up to 4 different
keys to decrypt wireless data. Select the Default
key setting from the radio button.
Encryption:This setting is the configuration key
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Key size
used in accessing the wireless network via WEP
encryption.
A key of 10 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) is
required if a 64-bit Key Length was selected.
A key of 26 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) is
required if a 128-bit Key Length was selected.
A key of 58 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) is
required if a 256-bit Key Length was selected.
40 Bit, 128 Bit or 256 Bit.
LEAP User
Network administers have been taking advantage of the simplified user and
security administration that LEAP provides.
Before the security authentication is started, you should enter the user
name and password or the authentication process will fail.
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Statistics Tab
The Statistics Tab displays the available statistic information including
Receive packets, Transmit packets, Association reject packets,
Association timeout packets, Authentication reject packets,
Authentication timeout packets.
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About Tab
Click on the About tab to view basic version information about the OS Version,
Utility Version, Driver Version, Firmware Version and EEPROM Version.
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UNINSTALLATION
In case you need to uninstall the Utility and driver, please refer to below
steps. (As you uninstall the utility, the driver will be uninstalled as well.)
1. Go to Start Æ Programs Æ 802.11g WLAN Æ Uninstall 802.11g
WLAN Utility.
2. Click OK to continue.
3. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now, and then click
Finish to complete the uninstalled procedure.
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Hawking Hi-Gain 24 Series: WiFi Antennas
The HWP54G is compatible with all Hawking Hi-Gain 24
Series range extending antennas. If your wireless
application requires more distance, you may choose from any
one of Hawkings diverse line of Hi-Gain antennas to support
your specific needs.
Please view www.hawkingtech.com for
more information.
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