Wireless LAN 54Mbps Series

Wireless LAN 54Mbps Series
Wireless LAN Device Series
Wireless LAN 802.11g Adapter
User’s Manual
Version. 1.21 (11.17.2004)
Notice
Our WLAN products can sell to the following European countries:
Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The users manual or instruction manual for an intentional or unintentional radiator shall caution
the user that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
NOTE: This equipment 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 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 needed.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user‘s authority to operate the equipment.
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with emission limits.
This EUT is incompliance with SAR for general population /uncontrolled exposure limits in
ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1999 and had been tested in accordance with the measurement methods and
procedures specified in OET Bulletin 65 Supplement C
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter
CAUTION:
1. To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation
distance of at least 20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this
device and all persons.
2. This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
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Contents
1 Introduction....................................................................................... 4
1.1 Package Contents......................................................................................... 4
1.2 System Requirements .................................................................................. 4
2 Quick Installation.............................................................................. 5
3 Installation Procedures Under MS Windows.................................. 6
3.1 Installing the Application and Drivers under Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP6
3.2 Uninstall the Drivers/Application............................................................... 10
4 Configuration & Monitor Utility (NIC) ............................................ 14
4.1 Quick step-by-step to connect a WLAN AP/Station ................................. 14
4.2 First Dialog Box of Utility ........................................................................... 16
4.3 Link Info....................................................................................................... 17
4.4 Setting.......................................................................................................... 18
4.5 Security........................................................................................................ 20
4.6 Site Survey/Profile ...................................................................................... 25
4.7 About ........................................................................................................... 27
5 Switch the NIC and SWAP mode ................................................... 28
5.1 NIC to SWAP................................................................................................ 28
5.2 SWAP to NIC................................................................................................ 28
6 Configuration & Monitor Utility (SWAP)........................................ 29
6.1 Quick step-by-step to set up SWAP .......................................................... 29
6.2 Settings........................................................................................................ 30
6.3 Access Control ........................................................................................... 31
6.4 WDS Settings .............................................................................................. 32
6.5 Client Table.................................................................................................. 33
6.6 Statistic ........................................................................................................ 33
6.7 Event Log .................................................................................................... 34
6.8 System Info ................................................................................................. 34
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Introduction
This device is a Wireless LAN Adapter with a rate of 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps operating in the
ISM band using DSSS, complying with the IEEE802.11b standard. A rate of 6, 9, 12, 18,
24, 36, 48 and 54 Mbps operating in the ISM band using Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission, complying with the IEEE 802.11g standard.
1.1
Package Contents
When you open the package, it should include:
A Wireless LAN 802.11g Adapter
A Installation CD contains Setup Utility and User’s Manual
A USB cable only for USB adapter
An external antenna only for PCI adapter
1.2
System Requirements
Operating System: Microsoft Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP.
Desktop/Notebook PC with CD-ROM device and the interface for connecting the
Wireless LAN Adapter.
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Quick Installation
This section provides a quick step by step guide to install the Wireless LAN Adapter.
Please follow the steps described below and refer to the appropriate sections for further
details:
Power on the computer.
Please make sure that you don’t insert your wireless LAN adapter before
install the driver.
Install the drivers and application:
1.
Insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM device.
2.
Click “Install/Uninstall software” button to install.
3.
Follow the installation instructions from the InstallShield Wizard by pressing the
“Next” button.
4.
If you want to set the path of your choice, select “Browse” and then “Next”.
5.
Choose the appropriate of installation according to the type of the Wireless LAN
Adapter (PCI/mini-PCI/CardBus or USB)
6.
Setup wizard will start to install the necessary driver software.
7.
Push the “OK” button, and then reboot system.
8.
The installation process will be completed after reboot.
Insert your Wireless LAN Adapter.
The “Add New Hardware Wizard” will automatically load the necessary software
drivers from CD.
Refer to sections 3 for more details on the installation and configuration under
Microsoft Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP respectively. Section 4 gives the detailed
instructions on how to use the Configuration Utility.
Wireless LAN
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Wireless LAN Series
The InstallShield ® Wizard will install Wireless LAN Series on your
computer. To continue, click Next.
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Installation Procedures Under MS Windows
The procedures described in this section to install and configure the Wireless LAN Adapter
under MS Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP.
3.1
Installing the Application and Drivers under Windows
98SE/Me/2000/XP
Please do not plug your wireless LAN Adapter until the Application setup
has been completed. The setup procedure described below for installing
both the drivers and the Configuration & Monitor Utility.
1.
Insert the Installation CD to your CD-ROM device, the following window will pop up
and Click “Install/Uninstall software” button to install. (If the following window
doesn’t pop up, click the Start button at the Taskbar and then select Run. Enter
E:\autorun.exe if E is your CD-ROM device.)
802.11g Wireless LAN Series
Install / Uninstall Software
Users Manual
Explore CD-ROM
Exit
V1.01 2004/10/20
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2.
Follow the installation instructions from the InstallShield Wizard by pressing the
“Next” button.
Wireless LAN Series
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for
Wireless LAN Series
The InstallShieldR Wizard will install Wireless LAN Series
on your computer. To continue, click Next.
3.
The InstallShield Wizard will install the needed files to a folder named “C:\Program
Files\Wireless LAN Series\”.
If you want to change this, Click”Browse” and select a
folder. Click “Next” to continue.
Setup will install Wireless LAN Series in the following folder.
To install to this folder, click Next. To install to a different folder, click Browse and select
another folder.
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Series\
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4.
Choose “Complete” to install all necessary software for all types of adapters
(PCI/mini-PCI/CardBus or USB.) If you want to use only a specific adapter, click
“Custom” and choose the appropriate software drive for the wanted adapter. Click
“Next” to continue.
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Series\
5.
The InstallShield Wizard will create a program folder called Wireless LAN Series. If
you want to change the program folder, enter a name or select from the list below.
Click “Next” to continue.
Wireless LAN Series
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6.
Setup and installation process begin.
Wireless LAN Series
Wireless LAN Series Setup is performing the requested operations.
7.
Click “OK” to complete the installation and restart the computer.
Wireless LAN Series
The InstallShield Wizard has successfully installed Wireless
LAN Series. Before you can use the program, you must
restart your computer.
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8.
After the computer restarts, plug your Wireless LAN Adapter into your computer,
Windows XP detects the device automatically, briefly showing a message “Found
New Hardware” and starts collecting information for the device.
There will be a
new device icon shown in the system tray. And the pop-up dialog will show the
model name of this new hardware.
802.11g WLAN Adapter
9.
Windows XP will automatically complete the installation. When Windows XP
finish the installation of the Wireless LAN Adapter, you will find an icon in indicated
“WLAN Monitor” in your system tray. You can double-click on it to configure the
Wireless LAN Adapter.
3.2
Uninstall the Drivers/Application
There are three ways to uninstall the driver/application.
1. Uninstall from windows “Control Panel”
2. Uninstall from “Installation CD”
3. Uninstall from MS Windows “Start Menu”
Note: No matter what way you choose to uninstall. It is recommended to “Exit” the
“Configuration & Monitor Utility” before you performing the uninstall function.
Hide
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Uninstall from MS Windows “Control Panel”
Under MS Windows XP (similar process for Windows 2000)
1. Open “Control Panel”.
2. Double click “Add or Remove Programs”.
3. Choose the “Change or Remove Programs”.
4. Select the “Wireless LAN Series” from the list.
5. Click the “Change/Remove” button.
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6. Click the “Next” button, and then click “OK”.
Welcome to the Wireless LAN Series Setup Maintenance program. This program lets you
modify the current installation. Click one of the options below.
Uninstall from Installation CD
Insert the Installation CD to your CD-ROM device, the following window will pop up and
click “Install/Uninstall software” button to uninstall.
802.11g Wireless LAN Series
Install / Uninstall Software
Users Manual
Explore CD-ROM
Exit
V1.01 2004/10/20
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Uninstall from Windows Start Menu
Select “Start->All Program->Wireless LAN Series “, Choose “Uninstall”.
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4
Configuration & Monitor Utility (NIC)
The “Configuration & Monitor Utility” is a powerful application that helps you to
configure the Wireless LAN Adapter and monitor the statistics of the communication.
Unlike the standard method of configuring the device via the operating system utilities
(e.g. Control Panel), this application permits the dynamic modification of the
configuration parameters while the adapter is operating.
It also offers more
configuration options.
Note: Please keep in mind that the Configuration & Monitor Utility can be used to change
the configuration parameters only while the device is operating.
4.1
Quick step-by-step to connect a WLAN AP/Station
Double-click the icon on the system tray to open “Configuration & Monitor
utility”.
Select “Site Survey/Profile” page, the utility will scan available WLAN AP (Access
Point)/Station nearby. If an available WLAN AP/Station is found, you can connect to
your wanted WLAN AP/Station by double-clicking the item from the list of the
“Available Network”. You can click the “Re-Scan” button to rescan the other WLAN
AP/Station.
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After you choose the WLAN AP/Station, a new dialog box will pop up, which show the
profile of the station you choice. Click “OK”, the utility will try to connect the station
via the value you setup.
If the adapter connects successfully, you can get all the information about the
WLAN AP/Station you connecting from the “Link Info”.
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4.2
First Dialog Box of Utility
This dialog box consists five buttons, which help you to monitor and configure the
Wireless LAN Adapter. The five buttons are “Link Info”, “Setting”, ”Security”, ”Site
Survey/Profile” and “About”.
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Link Info–About Connected to Connect Status, SSID, Channel, Operation Mode,
Security, Network type, Link Rate and Link Status.
Setting–About SSID, Operation Mode, Channel, Network Type, Preamble Type,
Power Save Mode, Auto Re-connect.
• Security–About Authentication Mode, Encryption Type, WEP Key value, WEP Key
Length, Default WEP Key and WEP Key Format.
• Site Survey/Profile– Site Survey is related to BSSID/IBSS, SSID, Security, CH and
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Signal. Profile is about Available WLAN station list, Profile Information, which
include Profile Name, SSID, Operation Mode, Channel, Network Type, Preamble
Type, Power Save Mode, Authentication Mode, Encryption Type, WEP Key and WEP
Key Format.
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About– Shown the information of Device Name, Country Region (can be configured),
MAC Address, Driver Version, Configuration Utility Version, Firmware Version and
Language Setting (can be configured).
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4.3
Link Info.
This page shows current link information of the Wireless LAN Adapter to other WLAN
AP/Station. To change any of these settings, click setting button at the right hand side
of this screen.
Re-Connect: This option allows your wireless adapter to automatically search for
available WLAN AP when the current connection is dropped. When Auto Re-connect
function enabled, your computer will attempt to connect to a WLAN AP/Station listed
under the Profile of Site Survey/Profile page. (referred to Setting section)
Radio OFF: It can allow you turn the radio of the Wireless LAN Adapter off. You can
press the same button to turn it on again.
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4.4
Setting
This page shows the operating parameters of your Wireless LAN Adapter. You can select
the “Operation Mode” to be Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc mode. Only Ad-Hoc can select the
favor channels. The channels differ from country to country. Press the “Apply” button to
take effect of the changed settings.
SSID: SSID is the group name that will be shared by every member of your wireless
network. You are only able to connect with a WLAN AP/Station, which has the same SSID.
Operation Mode: The 802.11b/g standards support two network topologies:
Infrastructure and Ad Hoc mode.
Infrastructure – This mode of operation requires the presence of 802.11b/g
Access Point. All communication is done via the Access Point.
Ad Hoc – This is the peer-to-peer mode of operation. All communication is done
from Client to Client without WLAN AP. Ad Hoc networking uses the same SSID for
establishing the wireless connection.
Channel: There are 14 channels available. But the channels differ from country to
country. The detail information you can see the section 4.7.
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Advance Setting:
Network Type – This option allows your wireless adapter can set only support the
802.11b standard or support both 802.11b and 802.11g standard.
Preamble Type – This option allows you to set up the preamble type as the long or
the short type, or it can set to select preamble type automatically.
Power Save Mode – You can set you Wireless LAN Adapter to save the power
consumption through three modes: Continuous Access Mode, Maximum Power
Save or Fast Power Save when you use the wireless adapter with the limited
power condition.
Auto Re-Connect –
Off: the Wireless LAN Adapter will only attempt to re-connect the last disconnected
WLAN AP/Station.
On: your computer will attempt to connect to the WLAN AP/Station, which listed
under the profile section of the Site Survey/Profile page.
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4.5
Security
You can choose different Authentication Mode, Open System, Share Key, Leap, WPA,
WPA-PSK. If you need the 802.1x function, enable the 802.1x function.
Open System: If you don’t want to use any security function, you can select the
Authentication Mode as “Open System” and the Encryption Type as “None”.
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Share Key: You can choose Share Key and the encryption type is WEP. There are four
sets of WEP Key you can choose. Select which default key you want to use, and set each
length of Key. Please keep in mind that the WEP keys must match the format (Hex or
ASCII) you set in this page. Finally, in order to take effect the changes you wish to make
up, press the “Apply” button at the bottom of this page. You can load the default setting
by press the “Cancel” button.
LEAP: If you choice LEAP, you can only set the leap identity and password.
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WPA: If you choice WPA authentication mode, you can choice the TKIP and AES
encryption type. Under this mode 802.1x must be enabled. Click the 802.1x Settings
button to apply the appropriate settings (details referred to 802.1x Settings)
WPA-PSK: If you choice WPA-PSK authentication mode, you can set Encryption
Type as “TKIP” or “AES”. Then, type the appropriate value at the WPA Pre-Shared Key
field.
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802.1x: If the Authentication mode you choice is Open system, Share Key or WPA, you
can enable the 802.1x function, then press the “802.1x Settings”.
You can set the certification and CA server in two different pop-up dialog boxes.
Then switch these two pages by pressing the “Certification” and “CA Server” buttons that
located the left bottom of the dialog box.
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If you enable the “Use client certificate” function, click the “Select Certificate” button
and certification dialog box will pop up.
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4.6
Site Survey/Profile
This page, the utility will scan available WLAN AP (Access Point)/Station nearby. If an
available WLAN AP/Station is found, you can connect to your wanted WLAN AP/Station by
double-clicking the item from the list of the “Available Network”. You can click the
“Re-Scan” button to rescan the other WLAN AP/Station.
“Connect” Button: Pop-up profile dialog and load the selected WLAN AP/Station
information (SSID, operation mode, security and channel).
“Re-Scan” Button: Re-scan the available WLAN AP/Station.
“New” Button: Pop-up profile dialog and load the default information (operation mode,
security and channel…….). Press “New” button, you can set different WLAN AP/Station
information.
“Delete” Button: Delete selected profile that no longer in use.
“Properties” Button: Pop-up profile dialog and load the selected profile information,
and you can modify all the value (SSID, operation mode, security and channel………).
After you press the “Connect” button or double click the ”BSS/IBSSID” item, the profile
setting page will pop up. You can set all the profile value, then press “OK” to connect the
WLAN AP/Station via the value you set in the profile.
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When you connect one WLAN AP/Station which in the profile list, the list icon will become
the connect status icon .
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4.7
About
You will see the System Information about “Device Name”, “Country Region”, “MAC
address”, “Driver Version”, “Utility Version”, and “Firmware Version” in this
dialog box.
Language: You can choose different language from the below language list, then
click ”Apply” button to take effect the change.
Country Region: It shows the domestic region when you travel to another country, the
adapter supports the 802.11b/g standard radio frequency for different region.
Wireless LAN 802.11g Adapter
FCC (USA) (1-11)
00-05-9E-80-19-1
2.2.8.0
v1.21 2004.11.16
1.1
English
The standard of 802.11b/g is able to support channel 1-14. The following table is shown
the available channels in the various countries, which is based upon local constraints and
regulations.
Countries
Allowable Channel
USA (FCC)
Channel 1~11
Canada (IC)
Channel 1~11
Europe (ETSI)
Channel 1~13
SPAIN
Channel 10~11
France
Channel 10~13
Japan(MKK1)
Channel 1~14
Japan(MKK)
Channel 14
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5
Switch the NIC and SWAP mode
You can switch Wireless LAN Adapter between two different operation modes, the NIC
(Network Interface Card) and SWAP (Software AP).
Note: You must be the system admin user to switch to SWAP function.
PC Card and PCI adapters support SWAP function in Windows XP and
2000. USB adapter only support SWAP function in Windows XP.
5.1
NIC to SWAP
Right click your mouse button on the system tray icon.
Select “Switch to SWAP”.
The utility will switch the Wireless LAN Adapter from NIC to SWAP mode.
few seconds, the operation system and utility transport to SWAP mode.
Now the system tray icon will be changed as below.
is working under the AP mode.
5.2
After a
Now, the Wireless LAN Adapter
SWAP to NIC
If you want to swap the mode from SWAP to NIC, you can click you mouse right
button on the system tray icon.
The utility will change the Wireless LAN Adapter from SWAP to NIC mode. Please
wait a few seconds.
The system tray icon will change into the NIC icon. The Wireless LAN Adapter is
operated under NIC mode.
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6
Configuration & Monitor Utility (SWAP)
The “SWAP” is a powerful application that helps you to configure the Wireless LAN
Adapter for software AP functions.
Note: You must be the system admin user to switch to SWAP function.
PC Card and PCI adapter support SWAP function in Windows XP and
2000. USB adapter only support SWAP function in Windows XP.
6.1
Quick step-by-step to set up SWAP
If you want to set up the SWAP, double click the system tray icon as below. The dialog
page of software AP utility will pop up.
You can set all basic values about the software AP, like “SSID”, “Channel”, “Network Type”,
“Authentication Mode”, “Encryption Type” and “WEP Key”. Press “Apply” to make the
setting effect. The software AP function will be enabled.
After you apply the new setting values successfully, it will pop up a message box to
remind you.
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6.2
Settings
Double-click the icon on the system tray to open “SWAP” utility.
In the Settings page, you can set all basic values about the software AP, like “SSID”,
“Channel”, “Network Type”, “Authentication Mode”, “Encryption Type” and “WEP Key”.
Press “Apply” to make the setting effect. You can press the “Load Default” to get the
system default values.
You can press “More Setting…” button to set advance system values, like “Tx Rate”,
“Preamble Type” and “Beacon Period”. You also can see the “RTS Threshold” and
Fragmentation Threshold” values in this dialog box.
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After you apply the new setting values successfully, it will pop up a message box to
remind you.
6.3
Access Control
In the “Access Control” page, you can set the MAC address of Stations to control which
Station is allowed to access to this SWAP. Type the MAC address and then press the
“Add to list” button to add the MAC address into the control list.
You also can remove the MAC address from control list by select the entry and then you
press the “Delete Selected” button. If you want delete all MAC address in the control, you
can click the “Delete All” button to remove all list from the control list.
The Access Control Policy can make you control the list easily. There are “Disable”,
“Allow All” and “Reject all” entries to be selected.
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6.4
WDS Settings
The WDS (Wireless Distribution System) function allow you software AP to communicate
with other APs. You can set the WDS that make your software AP co-work with other
APs. As the Access Control page, you can press the “Apply” button to make effect this
function. Use the “Add to list”, “Delete Selected” and “Delete All” buttons to manage the
MAC address of other APs in WDS control list, and use the radio button “WDS Control
policy” to enable/disable the WDS function.
Note: USB Adapter SWAP function does not support the WDS function.
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6.5
Client Table
The “Client Table” page will show the active MAC address of WLAN AP/Stations
connecting to your software AP now. You manage your WLAN connection easily.
6.6
Statistic
The Statistic page shows the statistics values of the transmit/receive. You can reset all
statistics values to zero by pressing “Reset Counters” button.
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6.7
Event Log
The “Event Log” page shows all the events of this software AP.
“Clear All” to clear the record of the event log.
6.8
You can press the button
System Info
The “System Info” page shows the “Configuration Utility Version”, “Driver Version” and
“MAC Address” about the software AP. You can choose the wanted language through
this page.
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