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Quick Installation Guide
Caution: Do not insert the Wireless PC Card
into your computer until the procedures in
“Install the Driver & Utility” has been
Install the Utility
Exit all Windows programs. Insert the 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
Driver & Utility to start the installation.
3. When the Welcome screen appears, click Next
to continue.
The Choose Destination Location screen will
show you the default destination chosen by the
utility. Click Next to continue.
Follow the instruction to select the program
folder. Click Next to continue.
Click Finish to complete the installation
Install the device
Note: Make sure the procedures in “Install the
Driver & Utility” has been performed.
If you are using the Wireless PCI Card, before
installing the device, make sure the computer is
turned off. Remove the expansion slot cover from
the computer. For Wireless CardBus users, please
locate your CardBus slot.
Carefully slide the Wireless PCI/CardBus Card
into the PCI/CardBus slot. Push evenly and slowly
and ensure it is properly seated. For Wireless PCI
Card, you may have to use the mounting screw to
have the card screwed securely in place.
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.
Recover your expansion slot cover if you are using
the Wireless PCI Card.
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.
Note for Windows XP users:
1. Select Install the software automatically
(Recommended) and click Next.
3. Click Continue Anyway.
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
OvisLink WL-8000PCM/PCI is listed, it means that
your device is properly installed and enabled.
After successful installation of the Wireless LAN
Card’s driver, 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.
Link Status
Connected to network
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
Privacy Tab
Statistics Tab
About Tab
Main Tab
The Main tab displays the current status of the
Wireless Network Adapter.
Enable : Check this item to use
Windows XP build-in utility or
other manufacturers’, such as
Funk, Odyssey client utility.
Disable :Left this item unchecked to
use the utility we provide.XP’s built-in
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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
With WEP key
For TI-Based WLAN devices
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.
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.
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.
Shows the selected channel that is
currently used. (There are 14 channels
available, depends on the country.)
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Tx Rate
Shows the current transfer rate.
Signal Quality
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
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.
Preferred SSID Type in the SSID name of the device
you want to connect.
BSS Type
You can select Peer-to-Peer, Access
Point or Auto Mode of the device you to
Tx Rate
You can select the data rate or set to auto
mode from the pull-down menu.
Select the channel depends on your
Power Mode
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.
IBSS protection The 802.11g standard includes a
protection mechanism to ensure
operation. If there is no such kind of
mechanism exists, the two kinds of
standards may mutually interfere and
decrease network’s performance.
NONE:if you select this item , then
there will be no any protection
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4x Config
Tx Power Level
CTS only : Used only in the
co-existing environment of 802.11b
and 802.11g protection mechanism.
Select to disable or enable the TI-Based
4x function.
You can select IEEE 802.11b(B-Only),
(G-Only)standard or B&G Mode (If you
choose this option the device will
automatically convert the suitable standard ).
Enter the profile name and click the
configuration, To open the profiles
you saved, select the profile from the
pull-down menu and then click the
Load button. To delete the profiles
you saved, select the profile from the
pull-down menu and then click the
Delete button.
Transmit power level, includes Low
Medium Power, Medium-High
Power, High Power
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
performance will be decreased as
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RTS Threshold
Retry limits
well, thus a noisy environment is
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
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
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
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
automatically depending on the
Access Point Authentication
You can set the number of retries
if no acknowledgement appears
from the receiving station.
To set the type of the antenna
Tx Antenna:Antenna2 (Use the
factory default)
RX Antenna:Both (Use the
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802.11g version
factory default)
This section is enabled only with
G-Only Mode
Advanced Tab
The Advanced tab displays the current status of
the Wireless Network Adapter.
Privacy Tab
Use the Privacy Tab to configure your WEP and CCX
settings. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and CCX
(Cisco Compatible Extension)encryption can be
used to ensure the security of your wireless network.
If you left External Configuration unchecked in the
Main tab(see page 10), functions in the following figure
will be enabled.
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If you checked External Configuration in the Main
tab(see page 10), functions in the following figure will
be disabled.
Privacy Mode Configure your NONE 、 WEP or
CCX settings:
NONE:No security defined.
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is
a data security mechanism based on a
40 Bit/128 Bit/256 Bit shared key
algorithm. Press the Select button to
change WEP configuration. A new
dialog window will be opened
CCX ( Cisco
Extension). It provides user-based,
centralized authentication, as well as
per-user wired equivalent privacy
(WEP) session keys. Press the Select
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button to change CCX configuration.
A new dialog window will be opened.
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 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.
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CCX Configuration
None – Choosing it will enable the
Security Type WEP Select button.
LEAP – Choosing it will enable the
LEAP security.
External – Select this item to use the
external CCX configuration utility.
Network administers have been taking advantage of the
simplified user and security administration that LEAP
Before the security authentication is started, you should
enter the user name and password or the authentication
process will fail.
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
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