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®
User Guide
E5885
Revised Edition
June 2010
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Contents
About this guide........................................................................................... v
WiFi-AP @n specifications ........................................................................ vi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Features......................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
LED and antenna port................................................................... 1-4
LED indicators................................................................................. 1-4
1.4
Choosing an appropriate wireless network................................ 1-5
1.4.1
Access Point Mode (AP Mode)........................................ 1-6
1.4.2
Client mode 1: Infrastructure mode.................................. 1-7
1.4.3
Client mode 2: Ad-hoc mode............................................ 1-7
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
Installation
Installation..................................................................................... 2-2
2.1.1
System requirements....................................................... 2-2
2.1.2
Signal range..................................................................... 2-2
2.1.3
Installing the antennas..................................................... 2-3
Driver and utilities installation..................................................... 2-4
Chapter 3:
Setting up
3.1
About the setup utilities............................................................... 3-2
3.2
Setting up with WiFi-AP @n Wizard............................................ 3-3
3.3
3.2.1
Setting up the AP Mode................................................... 3-4
3.2.2
Setting up the Client Mode............................................... 3-6
Setting up with WiFi-AP @n Utility.............................................. 3-7
3.3.1
How to launch ASUS WiFi-AP @n Utility......................... 3-7
3.3.2
Utility Window.................................................................. 3-7
3.3.3
Setting up AP Mode......................................................... 3-8
3.3.4
Setting up the Client Mode............................................. 3-14
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Contents
3.4
Setting up Ad-hoc or Infrastructure Mode
under Windows®...................................................................................... 3-15
3.5
3.4.1
Setting up Ad-hoc mode under Windows® XP................ 3-15
3.4.2
Setting up Infrastructure mode under Windows® XP.... 3-16
3.4.3
Setting up Ad-hoc mode under Windows® Vista............ 3-17
3.4.4
Setting up Infrastructure mode
under Windows® Vista.................................................... 3-19
Setting up wireless security....................................................... 3-20
Appendices
Wireless LAN channels.............................................................................A-2
Notices........................................................................................................A-4
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need to install and configure your
ASUS WiFi-AP @n wireless solution.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the general features of the ASUS WiFi-AP @n
wireless solution. The chapter also presents the LED indications, and
recommended WiFi-AP @n network settings.
•
Chapter 2: Installation
This chapter provides step by step instructions on installing the wireless LAN
adapter drivers and software applications using the support DVD.
•
Chapter 3: Setting up
This chapter provides information on how to set up the WiFi-AP @n in your
home or office network using the setup wizard.
•
Appendices
The Appendix lists the wireless LAN channels available for use in your
country or location and safety statements.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this guide.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete
a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing
a task.
WiFi-AP @n specifications
Standard
IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0, Wi-Fi compliant
IEEE 802.11b/g,
Data rate
802.11n (HT40) @15, 30, 45, 60, 90. 120, 135, 150Mbps
802.11n (HT20) @7.222, 14.444, 21.667, 28.889, 43.333,
57.778, 65, 72.222Mbps
802.11g @6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
802.11b @1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Security
AES, TKIP, WEP
Network
architechture types
Access point mode
Client mode
Frequency band
2.4GHz ISM radio band
802.11n
- Up to 980ft (300m) for outdoor
- Up to 330ft (100m) for indoor
Operating range
802.11g
- Up to 200ft (60m) for outdoor
- Up to 100ft (30m) for indoor
802.11b
- Up to 1000ft (310m) for outdoor
- Up to 130ft (40m) for indoor
Number of
connected devices
(AP mode)
up to 16 stations
Antenna
ASUS Wi-Fi AP @n omni-directional antenna
LED
Green data transmission (AIR) LED
Support OS
Windows® XP 32 / 64 bit, Vista 32 / 64 bit
Compatibility
Fully compatible with IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft
2.0 products
ASUS special
features
Supports 16 stations connection.
ASUS EZ WiFi mode: Running wireless network in AI-Nap
mode
Software support
ASUS Wi-Fi AP @n Wizard
ASUS Wi-Fi AP @n
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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WiFi-AP @n
Chapter 1
This chapter describes the general features of
the ASUS WiFi-AP @n wireless solution. The
chapter also presents the LED indications, and
recommended WiFi-AP @n network settings.
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS WiFi-AP @n wireless solution!
The WiFi-AP @n is an easy-to-use wireless local area network (WLAN) adapter
designed for home or office use. The WiFi-AP @n is backward compatible with the
earlier IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard allowing seamless integration of both wireless
LAN standards in a single network.
The WiFi-AP @n also supports several wireless network configuration including
Client mode and Access Point mode. This gives you flexibility to your existing or
future wireless network configurations.
To provide efficient security to your wireless communication, WiFi-AP @n
employs both 64-bit/128-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA/WPA2) encryptions.
With these and many more, ASUS WiFi-AP @n is sure to keep you ahead in the
world of wireless computing.
1.2
Features
ASUS EZ WiFi mode
Users will be able to play LAN games, connect to the Internet, access and share
printers, and use Skype from anywhere within the range.
WiFi-AP @n can provide these functions even when the PC is in the AI Nap mode.
Hence, users can use Skype instead of the traditional long distance telephone
service.
No hardware installation
Because the WiFi-AP @n wireless LAN adapter comes embedded in your ASUS
motherboard, no hardware installation is needed. Just install the drivers and
utilities from the motherboard support DVD and start computing wirelessly in no
time.
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Up to 300Mbps speed advantage
With data transmission rate up to five times faster than IEEE 802.11b/g standards,
the WiFi-AP @n breaks the wireless data transmission speed barrier to give you
faster Internet connection and file sharing capabilities.
The real transmission rate may be slower than 300Mbps depending on
the router/switch used and the user environment.
Easy integration
The WiFi-AP @n is backward compatible with all IEEE 802.11b/g devices so you
can still use your IEEE 802.11b/g devices in the WiFi-AP @n network.
Access point mode function
In AP Mode, WiFi-AP @n can support up to 16 stations with wireless LAN adapters
making it an ideal solution for homes and offices with single Internet connection or
network printer.
Moveable omni-directional antenna
A pair of moveable, omni-directional antennas come with your WiFi-AP @n to
maximize your wireless coverage.
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1.3
LED and antenna port
The WiFi-AP @n comes with a green data transmission LED (AIR) and an antenna
port located at the motherboard rear panel.
AIR LED
Antenna port
• The location of the WiFi-AP @n data transmission LED and antenna
port may vary on motherboard models.
• The back I/O may vary depending on the models.
LED indicators
Refer to the table below for LED indications.
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LED
Status
Indication
AIR LED
On
Power on but no data activity.
Off
Power off or no wireless connection.
Blinking quickly
Transmitting and/or receiving data.
Blinking slowly
Site survey.
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1.4 Choosing an appropriate wireless
network
You can use the ASUS WiFi-AP @n in various wireless network configurations. It is
recommended that you select the most appropriate configuration for your home or
office network before setting up the WiFi‑AP @n.
The following pictures and descriptions are for reference only and may
not exactly match your actual network configuration.
Select Mode
AP Mode
Client Mode
Infrastructure Mode
ASUS WiFi-AP @n
Ad-Hoc Mode
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1.4.1 Access Point Mode (AP Mode)
If you wish to share the Internet access with the wireless stations in your
environment, you can configure the WiFi-AP @n in an access point mode (AP
Mode). In this mode, the WiFi-AP @n becomes the wireless access point that
provides local area network and Internet access for your wireless stations.
The requirement of using AP Mode function is an onboard Ethernet LAN adapter
with the driver properly installed.
The AP Mode feature is ideal for home/SOHO networks with several computers, a
shared printer, and a shared Internet connection.
˝
Internet
ADSL or Cable
Modem (if any)
Printer 1
WiFi-AP @n
MODE
Station 4
Station 1
Station 3
Station 2
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1.4.2 Client mode 1: Infrastructure mode
An Infrastructure wireless network is
centered on a wireless access point
(AP) that provides Internet access and
LAN communication for the wireless
stations. In Infrastructure mode, the
wireless LAN stations communicate
with each other via the wireless AP.
In this mode, your WiFi-AP @n
acts as a wireless adapter. It
communicates with the LAN computers
and accesses Internet through the
wireless AP.
Internet
ADSL or Cable
Modem (if any)
Access Point
˝
Station 1
WiFi-AP @n
Station 2
1.4.3 Client mode 2:
Ad-hoc mode
In the Ad-hoc mode, the WiFi-AP @n
acts as a wireless card and connects
directly to other wireless device within
its operating range. In the Ad-Hoc
mode, your computer communicate
with other wireless stations without an
access point (AP).
WiFi-AP @n
Station
Station 1
MODE
Station 2
The ASUS Wi-Fi AP @n utility doesnt’ provide infrastructure mode
and ad-hoc mode configuration under Client Mode. To set up an
infrastructure or ad-hoc network, use Windows Zero Configuration
under Windows® XP or WLAN AutoConfig under Windows® Vista.
Refer to 3.4 Setting up Ad-hoc mode or Infrastructure Mode under
Windows® on page 3-11 for more details.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
WiFi-AP @n
Chapter 2
This chapter provides step by step instructions
on installing the WiFi-AP @n drivers and utilities
to your computer. This part also provides
information on installing the antenna.
Installation
2.1
Installation
2.1.1 System requirements
Before installing the WiFi-AP @n drivers and utilities, make sure that your system
meets the following requirements.
•
ASUS motherboard with WiFi-AP @n onboard solution
•
Minimum 256MB system memory
•
Operating system:
Client mode: Windows® XP/ Vista / 7 (32-bit / 64-bit)
AP mode: Windows® XP/ Vista / 7 (32-bit / 64-bit)
•
Optical drive for utilities and driver installation
2.1.2 Signal range
The signal range of WiFi-AP @n depends on the operating environment. Obstacles
such as walls and metal barriers could reflect or absorb radio signals. Devices
such as microwave stove can also greatly interfere with the wireless network.
Signal range:
•
•802.11b: Indoor 130ft (40m), outdoor (LOS, Light-Of-Sight) 1000ft
(310m)
802.11g: Indoor 80ft (30m), outdoor (LOS, Light-Of-Sight) 200ft (60m)
•802.11n: Indoor 330ft (100m), outdoor (LOS, Light-Of-Sight) 980ft
(300m)
By default, the device automatically adjusts the data rate and the closer the
wireless station is, the better signal and transmit speed it receives. To improve your
wireless transmission, move your wireless stations closer to the WiFi-AP @n.
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2.1.3 Installing the antennas
The WiFi-AP @n wireless solution comes with a pair of omni-directional and
moveable antennas to maximize the WiFi-AP @n coverage.
To install the antenna:
1.
Locate the wireless LAN antenna
ports on the motherboard rear
panel.
2.
Connect the antenna twiston connector (female) to the
wireless LAN antenna port
(male).
3.
Place the antennas at elevated
locations and keep appropriate
distance to enhance your wireless
LAN coverage.
To optimize the WiFi performance,
we recommend the following:
•The antennas should be
placed on top of the chassis.
•The distance between the
antennas should be 20 cm.
The distance should not be
shorter than 10 cm.
• The antennas may differ depending on the model.
• Do not place the antennas under your table or in a closed
compartment.
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2.2
Driver and utilities installation
• The contents of the motherboard support DVD are subject to change
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for driver/utilities updates.
• If you use a Windows® operating system, your computer
auto‑detects the WiFi-AP @n when system boots and displays an
Add New Hardware Wizard window. Click Cancel then proceed
with the following instructions.
To install the WiFi-AP @n driver and utilities:
1.
Place the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive.
2.
The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in
your computer. Click the wireless driver and follow screen instructions to
install the WiFi-AP @n driver.
If Autorun is disabled in your computer, locate the Wireless folder
under the root directory of the support DVD, then double click the
Setup.exe file to begin installation.
To use soft AP function, you may need to install Ethernet adapter
driver.
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Chapter 2: Installation
This chapter provides information on how to
set up the WiFi-AP @n in your home or office
network.
Setting up
WiFi-AP @n
Chapter 3
3.1
About the setup utilities
After you have installed the WiFi-AP @n drivers and utilities to your system, you
are now ready to setup WiFi-AP @n in your network.
Make sure that you have selected the most appropriate configuration
for your wireless network before you proceed. Refer to section 1.4 for
details.
Make sure you have connected the supplied antenna to the antenna
connector on the motherboard, or the WiFi-AP @n may not be able to
detect other wireless devices in your environment.
The WiFi-AP @n provides two configuration approaches: the setup wizard and the
setup utility. The former scheme provides an easy approach to the most frequently
used functions while the latter allows configuring all the functions, including the
advanced settings.
For normal users, the setup wizard helps to configure the WiFi-AP @n as an
access point or wireless station.
For advanced users, the setup utility helps to:
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Configure the WiFi-AP @n as an access point, or wireless station.
•
Enable or disable the WiFi-AP @n.
•
Show statistics.
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3.2
Setting up with WiFi-AP @n Wizard
You can create your own wireless local area network (WLAN) in your home using
the WiFi-AP @n Access Point Mode (AP Mode) feature. Create your own WLAN if:
•
Your computer is connected to the Internet.
•
The operating system of your computer is Windows® XP 32 / 64 bit,
Windows® Vista 32 / 64 bit.
Install the WiFi-AP @n software from the support DVD.
WiFi-AP @n
Setup Wizard
After completing the installation, the WiFi-AP @n Setup Wizard
will run automatically.
AP Mode
To use AP Mode, refer to
Section 3.2.1.
ASUS WiFi-AP @n
Client Mode
To use Client mode, refer
to Section 3.2.2.
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3.2.1 Setting up the AP Mode
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1.
To launch the WiFi-AP @n setup wizard,
right-click the system tray icon
and
select Wizard.
2.
Select Create a wireless access
point and click Next.
3.
The system automatically generates
an SSID for the AP mode. You can
rename the SSID, if desired.
4.
Select a Network Security level for
your AP mode. The configurable
options are None, WEP, WPAPersonal, and WPA2-Personal.
Refer to section 3.5 for detailed
security information. Select an
appropriate level and click Next.
5.
If you select WEP, WPA-Personal or
WPA2-Personal in Step 4, you are
required to input a password. Follow
the wizard guidelines for key entry
rules. Click Next to continue.
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6.
Select your Internet connection and
click Next.
7.
The AP mode configuration is complete. Record the
setup information on your note
• As Internet sharing capability is supported via Microsoft ICS
(Internet Connection Sharing), the WiFi-AP @n will only function as
a standard access point without Internet sharing capability, once its
default network configuration has been altered under the software
access mode.
• This includes changing the range of private IP addresses that are
handed out (DHCP allocator), enabling or disabling DNS, and
configuring a range of public IP addresses.
• For more information, refer to the following FAQs from Microsoft at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308006/en-us.
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3.2.2 Setting up the Client Mode
In the client mode, you can connect to the LAN or Internet, or both, through a
wireless AP.
1.
To launch the WiFi-AP @n setup
wizard, right-click the system tray icon
and select Wizard.
2.
Select Join an existing wireless
network and click Next.
3.
The wizard indicates you to use
windows automatic wireless
network configuration to connect
an existing wireless network or
change the wireless network
connection settings. Click Finish
to exit the wizard.
The ASUS Wi-Fi AP @n utility doesnt’ provide infrastructure mode
and ad-hoc mode configuration under Client Mode. To set up an
infrastructure or ad-hoc network, use Windows Zero Configuration
under Windows® XP or WLAN AutoConfig under Windows® Vista.
Refer to 3.4 Setting up Ad-hoc mode or Infrastructure Mode under
Windows® on page 3-11 for more details.
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3.3
Setting up with WiFi-AP @n Utility
3.3.1 How to launch ASUS WiFi-AP @n Utility
You can launch Wifi-AP @n from the Windows® Program menu, the tray icon, or
the desktop icon.
Windows® Program Menu
It is the absolute way to launch the WiFi-AP @n from the program folder.
Desktop and Tray Icon
You could double-click the icon to
launch the WiFi-AP @n Wizard.
3.3.2 Utility Window
The ASUS WiFi-AP @n utility consists of two different main windows, providng
various functions and information.
AP mode main window
Four option pages are available in the AP mode, including Config, Association
List, Advanced, and ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).
Config
Association
List
Mode
Indicator
Mode
Switch
Advanced
ICS
(Internet
Connection
Sharing)
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Client mode main window
Three option pages are available in the Client mode, including Link Status,
Statistics, and About. You can also enable or disable the ASUS WiFi-AP @n
connectivity by clicking the Radio On/Off key.
Link Status
Mode
Indicator
Statistics
Mode
Switch
About
Radio
On/Off
3.3.3 Setting up AP Mode
In AP mode, WiFi-AP @n becomes a wireless access point that provides local
area network and Internet access for your wireless stations. Refer to the Mode
Indicator on the top-right corner of the main window to know which mode WiFi-AP
@n is in. If WiFi-AP @n is in Client Mode, click the Mode Switch key to switch to
AP Mode.
Config page
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Network Name (SSID):
The system automatically
generates an SSID for the AP
mode. You can rename the SSID,
if desired.
•
Channel:
Select the channel number you
would like to use from 1 to 11.
•
Authentication:
Select a Network Security level for your AP mode. The configurable options
are Open System, Shared Key, WPA-PSK, and WPA2-PSK.
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•
Data encryption:
The Data encryption options
vary with Authentication
settings. Refer to the table below
for details.
Authentication
Open system
Shared Key*
1
WPA-PSK
WPA2-PSK*
* 1
Data encryption
None
WEP
WEP*1
TKIP
2
AES*2
When WiFI-AP @n is set to Shared Key authentication with WEP
encryption, Follow the instructions below if you want to connect other
computers to WiFi-AP @n.
For Windows XP:
1. Launch Windows Zero
Configuration and click
Change advanced settings.
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2. Switch to the Wiress
Networks tab and click Add.
3. In Network name (SSID), input
the SSID you set in the Wifi-AP
@n utility. Set the Network
Authertication to Shared
and Data encryption to WEP.
Uncheck The key is provided
for me automatically box and
input the Network key. Click
OK to close all windows.
For Windows Vista
1. Launch the Network and
Sharing Center from the
Control Panel and click Set up
a connection or network.
2. Select Manually connect to
a wireless network and click
Next.
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3. In Network name, input the
SSID you set in the Wifi-AP @
n utility. Set the Security type
to WEP and input the Security
Key. Click Next.
4. Click Change connection
settings.
5. In the Wireless Network
Properities window, switch
to the Security tab. Set the
Security type to Shared and
the Encryption type to WEP.
Input the Network security
key and click OK. Close all
windows.
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* 2
When WiFI-AP @n is set to WPA2-PSK authentication with AES
encryption, Follow the instructions below if you want to connect other
computers to WiFi-AP @n.
• Windows XP does not support WPA2-PSK authentication with
AES encryption, but you could download the Windows XP Hot fix
KB893357 from Microsoft® official website at http://www.microsoft.
com/en/us/default.aspx. After installing the patch, follow the next
steps to set up the wireless network connection.
• Windows® Vista natively supports WPA2-PSK authentication with
AES encryption. No further setting is needed.
1. Launch Windows Zero
Configuration and click
Change advanced settings.
2. Switch to the Wiress
Networks tab and click Add.
3. In Network name (SSID), input
the SSID you set in the Wifi-AP
@n utility. Set the Network
Authertication to WPA2-PSK
and Data encryption to AES.
Input the Network key. Click
OK to close all windows.
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Association List page
You can check the MAC addresses
of the wireless stations that have
connected to the WiFi-AP @n (AP
mode).
Advanced page
You can configure some advanced
settings in this page.
•
Beacon Interval: The value
ranges from 20 ~ 1000.
•
Channel Width: You can choose
from 20 MHz and Auto 20/40
MHz.
ICS (Internet Connection
Sharing) page
Select the LAN port used for internet
connection sharing and click Apply.
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3.3.4 Setting up the Client Mode
In Client Mode, you can connect to the LAN or Internet, or both, through a wireless
AP. Refer to the Mode Indicator on the top-right corner of the main window to
know which mode WiFi-AP @n is in. If WiFi-AP @n is in AP Mode, click the Mode
Switch key to switch to Client Mode.
Link Status page
You can check out the basic
information of the WiFi-AP @n,
including Status, SSID, Channel,
BSSID, Network type, Authentication,
Encryption, Link Speed, Link Quality,
and Signal Strength.
Statistics page
This page shows the statistics
records of both transmitted and
received data packages. You can
clear the record by clicking Reset
Counters.
About page
You can check out the utility details,
including driver version and date,
utility version and date, EEPROM
version, and firmware version. You
can also connect to www.asus.com
for product information.
Radio On/Off key
You can enable or disable the
connectivity of WiFi-AP @n with a
single click. When the radio is off, all
buttons are disabled, and the links
with other wireless network nodes are
disconnected.
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3.4 Setting up Ad-hoc or Infrastructure
Mode under Windows®
This section describes how to set up your computer to Ad-hoc mode or
Infrastructure mode using Windows Zero configuration under Windows® XP or
WLAN Autoconfig under Windows® Vista.
3.4.1 Setting up Ad-hoc mode under Windows® XP
1.
Launch Windows Zero
Configuration and click
Change advanced settings.
2.
Switch to the Wiress Networks
tab and click Advanced.
3.
Select Computer-to-computer
(ad hoc) networks only
and clear the Automatically
connect to non-preferred
networks box if it is seleted.
Click Close.
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4.
On the Wireless Networks
tab, click Add. In the Wireless
Network Properties dialog box,
specify a Network name (SSID).
Click OK to close all dialog
boxes.
5.
Launch Windows Zero
Configuration again. Select
the desired ad-hoc network and
click Connect.
3.4.2 Setting up Infrastructure mode under
Windows® XP
1. Choose an available wireless
network in Windows Zero
Configuration and click
Connect.
2. If you choose a securityenabled wireless network,
input the network key and click
Connect.
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3. You are now connected to a
wireless network successfully.
3.4.3 Setting up Ad-hoc mode under Windows®
Vista
1. Launch the Network and
Sharing Center from the
Control Panel and click Manage
wireless networks.
2. In the Manage wireless
networks that use (Wireless
Network Connection) window,
click Add.
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3. Click Create an ad hoc
network.
4. In the “Set up a wireless ad hoc
network” window, click Next.
5. Speficy a network name and
select the security type. Click
Next.
6. You have completed setting up
an Ad-hoc network. Click Close
to exit.
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3.4.4 Setting up Infrastructure mode under
Windows® Vista
1. Launch the Network and Sharing Center
from the Control Panel and
click Connect to a network.
2. Choose an available network
and click Connect.
3
If you choose a securityenabled wireless network,
input the network key and click
Connect.
4. You are now connected to a
wireless network successfully.
Click Close to exit.
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3.5
Setting up wireless security
To protect your wireless network, you need to setup a security mechanism on your
WiFi-AP @n.
Network authentication
Network authentication uses certain types of mechanism to identify authenticated
wireless clients. WiFi-AP @n supports the following authentication methods:
Open system:This option disables authentication protection for your wireless
network. Under the Open mode, any IEEE802.11b/g wireless
client can connect to your wireless network.
Shared key: Shared means using the same WEP keys for authentication
and encryption.
WPA-PSK: WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) is the solution for home and
SOHO users who have no 802.11X authentication server
within the LAN. To setup WPA-PSK, you need to input a
passphrase and let the system generate the key. Combination
of letters, numbers and non-alphnumeric charecters is
recommended for ensuring security.
WPA2-PSK:WPA2 (WI-FI Protected Access 2) provides network
administrators with a high level of assurance that only
authorized users can access the network. Based on the ratified
IEEE 802.11i standard, WPA2 provides government grade
security. The WPA2 can be enabled in two versions -- WPA2Personal and WPA2-Enterprise. WPA2-Personal protects
unauthorized network access by utilizing a set-up password.
WPA2-Enterprise verifies network users through a server.
WPA2 is backward compatible with WPA.
Encryption
Encryption is used to convert plain text data into unreadable codes with certain
type of algorithm before capsulation for wireless transmission. WiFi-AP @n
supports the following encryption methods:
WEP:WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. It uses 64 or 128-bit
static keys. You can let the system generate the WEP keys by
inputting a Passphrase.
TKIP:Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) dynamically generates
unique keys to encypt every data packet in a wireless session.
AES:Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a dependable
encryption adopted in WPA2 or IEEE802.11i standard. It offers
stronger protection and greatly increases the complexity of
wireless encryption.
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Chapter 3: Setting up
The Appendices list the wireless LAN channels
available for use in your country or location, and
safety warning statements
WiFi-AP @n
Appendices
Wireless LAN channels
The IEEE 802.11b/g standard for wireless LAN allocated the 2.4 GHz frequency
band into 13 overlapping operating channels. Each channel corresponds to a
different set of frequencies. The table below shows the center frequencies of each
channel.
Channel
Center Frequency
Channel
Center Frequency
1
2.412 GHz
8
2.447 GHz
2
2.417 GHz
9
2.452 GHz
3
2.422 GHz
10
2.457 GHz
4
2.427 GHz
11
2.462 GHz
5
2.432 GHz
12
2.467 GHz
6
2.437 GHz
13
2.472 GHz
7
2.442 GHz
14
2.484 GHz
If several Wi-Fi devices are operating in the same vicinity, the distance
between the center frequencies of channels used must be at least
25MHz to avoid interference.
The number of channels available for the wireless LAN adapter varies by country/
region. Refer to the table below to determine the number of channels available in
your location.
Country/Region (Regulating Body)
Available Channels
Australia (ACA)
Channels 1 to 13
Belgium (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Bulgaria (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Canada (CSA/cUL 950 3rd Edition)
Channels 1 to 11
China (MII)
Channels 1 to 11
Cyprus (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Czech Republic (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Denmark (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Finland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
France (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Germany (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Greece (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Hong Kong (OFTA)
Channels 1 to 13
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Appendices
Country/Region (Regulating Body)
Available Channels
Hungary (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Iceland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Ireland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Italy (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Japan (TELEC)
Channels 1 to 14
Luxembourg (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Malaysia (SIRIM/CMC)
Channels 1 to 13
Mexico
Channels 9 to 11
Netherlands Antilles (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Netherlands/Holland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
New Zealand (PTC)
Channels 1 to 13
Norway (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Portugal (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Saudi Arabia
Channels 1 to 13
Singapore
Channels 1 to 13
South Korea (KS)
Channels 1 to 13
Spain (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Sweden (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Switzerland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Channels 1, 6 and 11 are independent and do not overlap each other.
We recommended that you tune your wireless LAN adapter to these
channels.
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment 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 one or more of the
following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION! You are cautioned that changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void
your authority to operate the equipment.
Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993.
Washington DC: Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records
Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.
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Appendices
Regulatory Information/Disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance with
the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the product. Any
changes or modifications (including the antennas) made to this device that are not
expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television
interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, or the substitution
of the connecting cables and equipment other than manufacturer specified. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct any interference caused by such unauthorized
modification, substitution or attachment. Manufacturer and its authorized resellers
or distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of government
regulations arising from failing to comply with these guidelines.
CAUTION! To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure
guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with
minimum distance [20cm] between the radiator and your body. Use
on the supplied antenna. Unauthorized antenna, modification, or
attachments could damage the transmitter and may violate FCC
regulations.
Safety Information
In order to maintain compliance with the FCC RF exposure guidelines, this
equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance [20cm]
between the radiator and your body. Use only with supplied antenna.
Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the transmitter
and may violate FCC regulations.
CAUTION! Any changes or modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authorization to use this device.
MPE Statement
Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it sends
out Radio Frequency (RF) signal.
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Caution Statement of the FCC Radio Frequency
Exposure
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET
65C and found compliant to the requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections
2.1091 and 15.247(b)(5) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices.
The radiation output power of this Wireless LAN device is far below the FCC
radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, this device shall be used in such a
manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation – as a mobile
or portable device but use in a body-worn way is strictly prohibit. When using this
device, a certain separation distance between antenna and nearby persons has
to be kept to ensure RF exposure compliance. In order to comply with the RF
exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the distance between the
antennas and the user should not be less than [20cm].
RF Exposure
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
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