Latest User Manual

Latest User Manual
IEEE 802.11g
Pen Size Wireless
USB 2.0 Adapter
User’s Guide
Regulatory notes and statements
Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use
Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices.
The energy levels of these emissions however are far much less than the
electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices like for example mobile
phones. Wireless LAN devices are safe for use frequency safety standards and
recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be restricted in some
situations or environments for example:
·On board of airplanes, or
·In an explosive environment, or
·In case the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or identified
as harmful
In case the policy regarding the use of Wireless LAN devices in specific
organizations or environments (e.g. airports, hospitals, chemical/oil/gas industrial
plants, private buildings etc.) is not clear, please ask for authorization to use these
devices prior to operating the equipment.
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 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, of the 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.
USA-FCC (Federal Communications Commission) statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause
undesired operation of this device.
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET 65
and found compliant to the requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections 2.1091,
2.1093, and 15.247 (b) (4) addressing RF Exposure from radio frequency devices.
The radiated 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 is minimized.
When nearby persons has to be kept to ensure RF exposure compliance, in order to
comply with RF exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1 standards, the
distance between the antennas and the user should not be less than 20 cm.
FCC Interference Statement
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
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it 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 and correct the interference by one or more of the following
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
3. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Export restrictions
This product or software contains encryption code that may not be exported or
transferred from the US of Canada without an approved US Department of
Commerce export license.
Safety Information
Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it sends
out radio frequency (RF) signal.
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
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation
distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating
in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Protection requirements for health and safety – Article 3.1a
Testing for electric safety according to EN 60950 has been conducted. These are
considered relevant and sufficient.
Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility – Article
Testing for electromagnetic compatibility according to EN 301 489-1, EN 301 48917 and EN 55024 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient.
Effective use of the radio spectrum – Article 3.2
Testing for radio test suites according to EN 300 328-2 has been conducted. These
are considered relevant and sufficient.
CE in which Countries where the product may be used freely:
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Ireland,
Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.
France: except the channel 10 through 13, law prohibits the use of other channels.
Introduction ................................................................................................ 1
Overview of this User’s Guide................................................................. 1
Unpacking and Setup.................................................................................. 2
Unpacking ................................................................................................ 2
Setup......................................................................................................... 2
Connecting the USB Extension Cable...................................................... 2
Hardware Installation ................................................................................. 3
LED Indicator........................................................................................... 3
Check the installation ............................................................................... 3
Software Installation................................................................................... 4
Windows 98se/ME/2000/XP Utility and Driver Installation ................... 4
Wireless Utility Setting ............................................................................ 6
Technical Specifications........................................................................... 16
Congratulations on your purchase of this IEEE 802.11g Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0
This manual helps to get familiar with the Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter. This
manual contains detailed instructions in operation of this product. Please keep this
manual for future reference.
With a Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11g) USB 2.0 Adapter, a desktop or laptop
computer can communicate with another computer in a wireless way. Easy-to-use
utilities are bundled with Wireless USB Adapter for configuration, monitoring, and
diagnosis purposes.
Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter can wirelessly transmit and receive data,
minimizing the need for wired connections, at a speed of up to fifty-four megabit
per second.
Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter provides users with an access to real-time information
anywhere in their organization. The mobility provides productivity and service,
which are not available under wired networks. The Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
configuration is easy to change from peer-to-peer networks, suitable for a small
number of users, to full infrastructure networks of thousands of users that allow
roaming around a broad area.
Overview of this User’s Guide
Introduction. Describes the Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter and its features.
Unpacking and Setup. Helps you get started with the basic installation of the
Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter.
Hardware Installation. Describes the LED indicators of the Adapter.
Software Installation. Tells how to setup the driver and the utility setting.
Technical Specifications. Lists the technical (general, physical and environmental)
specifications of the Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter.
This chapter provides unpacking and setup information for the Wireless USB 2.0
Open the box of the Pen Size Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter and carefully unpack it.
The box should contain the following items:
One 802.11g Pen Size Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Adapter
One Driver & Utility CD-ROM
One A-type USB male to female extension cable
If any item is found missing or damaged, please contact your local reseller for
The setup of the Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter can be performed using the following
Visually inspect the USB connector and make sure that it is fully plugged in to
the system’s USB port.
Make sure that there is a well environment that there is no much intrusion to
have a better connection.
Connecting the USB Extension Cable
The USB extension cable that comes with the Adapter has Type A connectors on
both ends. One is a male Type A connector that plugs into the PC’s USB port, and
the other is a female Type A connector that plugs into the Adapter.
This USB extension cable have a special function, it can be twist to any direction to
have the best connection in the air. It is recommended that the Pen Size Wireless
USB Adapter was vertically plane with the ground.
LED Indicator
The LNK indicator lights green when the Wireless LAN is connected to a network
successfully. Otherwise the LNK indicator blinks green while the Wireless USB
Adapter is scanning the wireless device.
Check the installation
The LEDs of the Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter are clearly visible and the status of the
network link can be seen instantly:
1. When connected to the USB port and the driver was installed, the LNK LED will
start blinking, it means that the device is starting to scanning a 802.11g wireless
device near the Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter.
2. While the Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter linked up to the Access Point or to other
Wireless LAN station, the LNK LED will always light up.
This section will lead you to install the driver and utility of the Wireless USB 2.0
Windows 98se/ME/2000/XP Utility and Driver Installation
1. Insert the Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Adapter Driver & Utility CD-ROM into
computer’s CD-ROM Drive and it will automatically run a setup menu and
install the driver and the utility, for Win98se, please reboot the system to install
the driver to the system properly. In some specific setting on Windows system,
you may need to proceed the software manually, go to your Windows Start
menu and choose Run, type “D:\Utility\Setup.exe” in the dialog box (D:\ will
depend on where your CD-ROM drive is located) and click OK.
2. If you need to install the driver manually, refer each Windows OS to the
following CD-Rom directory path: D:\Drivers\<Windows OS>\SIS163U.INF.
Note: (D:\ will depends on where the CD-ROM drive is located and
<Windows OS> will depend on the Windows Operating System you are using).
3. The Install Shield Wizard screen will appear. Click “Next” to continue.
4. The installation program will help you to setup the Wireless Utility.
Be noted that the Windows XP have its own Wireless Utility; you can either
use the utility of Windows XP or the provided utility.
5. After finish the installation, plugged in the Wireless LAN USB 2.0 Adapter,
you will see Wireless Configuration Utility Country Selector, select the country
where you are using this Wireless device, users are responsible for ensuring that
the channel set configuration is in compliance with the regulatory standards of
these countries.
Warning: Be noted that selecting the incorrect region may result in a
violation of applicable law; you will need to select the correct domain.
6. You will see the icon on the Windows task bar when you finish the installation.
When the icon in the toolbar represents in green color, it is properly connected
to the network and if it represents in red color, then it is not connected to the
Wireless Utility Setting
With the Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter utility, users can configure all the functions
provided by the Wireless Monitor Utility. Double-click the utility icon that appears
in the taskbar.
The Wireless Monitor Utility includes seven tabs: Status, Configuration, Advanced,
Profile, Network, Statistics and About.
The Status screen shows you the status of the Wireless Adapter, it shows that where
the device is connected to, the Network mode, the Channel, the transmit rate and
the encryption mode.
There are two dialog boxes showing the data transmitted and the data received. The
two signal lines show the Signal Strength and the Link Quality of the device.
The Configuration function helps you to configure the Network and the Security.
Network: the setting of the Network mode, the SSID and the Channels.
Network Mode:
If you want to connect with an Access Point, please set to “Infrastructure” mode. If
you have more stations and just want to set them as local network, please set the
mode to “Ad-Hoc” mode.
Network SSID:
The SSID differentiates one Wireless LAN group name from another; so all access
points and all devices attempting to connect to a specific Wireless LAN group
name must use the same SSID. A device will not be permitted to join the BSS
unless it can provide the unique SSID.
If the SSID parameter is “ANY”, it will detect the strongest signal of the wireless
It shows radio channel numbers that used for Wireless LAN networking.
The channel number can be set only under the Ad-Hoc operation mode. In Ad-Hoc
mode stations, each station must have the same channel numbers and SSID.
In Infrastructure mode, the Wireless USB Adapter will automatically detect the
channel number of the Access Point.
Security: the setting of the Network Encryption.
This function is used to protect wireless communication from eavesdropping. A
secondary function of encryption is to prevent unauthorized access to a wireless
network, and it can be achieved by using the Encryption function.
Encryption Mode:
There are two kinds of encryption mode, WEP encryption and WPA-PSK.
Click the Enable Encryption to activate the security of the USB Adapter.
WEP-Key: WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) relies on a secret key that is
shared between a mobile station and a base station (Access Point).
WEP-Passphrase: the Passphrase in the dialog box helps you to create a
group of WEP key in the Key Setting.
Authentication Mode:
Open System: with the same WEP key between the stations, the stations
don’t need to be authenticated, and this algorithm was set to default.
Shared Key: with the same WEP key between the stations in this
Authentication algorithm, this type will use packets with encryption by
transferring a challenge text which will be acknowledge by both side of the
stations. In order to choose which authentication algorithm will be used, you
must know which one the station supports this algorithm first.
It is recommended to select “Auto” if you are not familiar with the setting.
Default Key (Key 1 ~ Key 4):
You can type the key that you want to use from Key#1 to Key #4, and the key that
you type will be the encryption between the stations that you connected with.
Key Length, Key Format and WEP Key:
If you select 64bit in Hex format, you must type 10 values in the following range
(0~F, hexadecimal), or 64bit in ASCII format, you must type 5 values in the
following range (0~9, A~Z and a~z Alphanumeric).
If you select 128bit in Hex format, you must type 26 values (0~F, hexadecimal), or
128bit in ASCII format, you must type 13 values in the following range (0~9, A~Z
and a~z Alphanumeric).
Be sure that the USB Adapter and the wireless station were set in the same key.
Note: After all the settings are completed, click Apply to save the setting.
WPA-PSK: WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access pre-shared key) is a simpler
version that does not support 802.1x and requires a separate RADIUS server for
mutual authentication.
Enter a Passphrase in the WPA-PSK dialog box. This passphrase must be the same
on each computer that is connected to the wireless network.
The Advanced settings help you to control the Wireless Adapter to adjust with
wireless devices in certain environment.
Transmit Rate:
You can choose one of the transmission rates as follows, 54Mbps, 48Mbps,
36Mbps, 24Mbps, 18Mbps, 12Mbps, 11Mbps, 9Mbps, 6Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps,
1Mbps, and Fully Automatic. The Fully Automatic will automatically detect the
suitable linking transfer rate and auto fall back when the signal is not too strong to
transmit data, it will auto fall back from 54Mbps to 1 Mbps.
Power Saving:
To set your Wireless Adapter as power saving mode, select “Off”, “Normal” or
Transmit Power:
By selecting the Transmit Power, you can select the Radio Frequency output power
from Minimum, 12.5%, 25%, 50%, 100% or Auto.
Preamble Type:
The usage of the preamble is to limit the packet size of the data to transmit. It is
recommended to choose the short preamble when the link quality is bad, it is to
prevent the wasting time of resending a long packet that is lost. The Default is Auto
which access short and long preamble.
Country Domain:
This is the channel selection of each country regulatory domain, select the country
where you are using this wireless device, users are responsible for ensuring that the
channel set configuration is in compliance with the regulatory standards of these
Fragment Threshold:
Fragmentation Threshold is a way of transmitting the packets that will be
fragmented. Choose a setting within a range of 256 to 2432 bytes. It is
recommended to fragment the packet when the link quality is bad, it is to prevent
the wasting time of resending a long packet that is lost.
RTS/CTS Threshold:
The RTS/CTS Threshold is a station initiates the process by sending a RTS frame,
the other ends receives the RTS and responds with a CTS frame, the station must
receive a CTS frame before sending the data frame. This is to prevent the collisions
by each station. Choose a setting within a range of 256 to 2432 bytes. It is
recommended limiting a long packet to prevent each station waiting too long to
transmit a data.
The Profile section allows you to set values for all parameters by selecting a
previously defined profile. Type a name in the Profile Name field to create a profile,
click “Save” and then click “Apply” when a profile is done. You can click “Delete”
if the profile is no longer used, to activate other profile, choose a profile name in
the Profile Name field and click Activate.
The screen shows all the Wireless devices around your Wireless Adapter. The
information of the wireless devices includes the SSID, MAC Address, Channels,
Signal, the Security type and the Network mode.
You can click the “Rescan” button to find the new wireless devices, and doubleclick the device to choose the wireless station that you want to connect with.
The Statistics section shows the real-time transmit and receive packets of the
Wireless Adapter.
The About section shows the Device Name, Regulatory Domain, Driver Version,
MAC Address and the Utility version.
IEEE 802.11g, USB 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
Radio Technology
IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
IEEE 802.11g Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
Data Transfer Rate
1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps (auto sense)
*When plug the device in the USB 1.1/1.0 port, the real throughput
will be up to 6Mbps only when running 11Mbps or higher speed
Receiver Sensitivity
54Mbps: Typical -72dBm @ 10% PER (Packet Error Rate)
11Mbps: Typical -83dBm @ 8% PER (Packet Error Rate)
1Mbps: Typical -94dBm @ 8% PER (Packet Error Rate)
Frequency Range
2412 ~ 2484 MHz ISM band (channels 1 ~ 14)
Modulation Schemes
1 ~ 11 channels (FCC)
1 ~ 13 channels (ETSI)
1 ~ 14 channels (Japan)
Media Access Protocol CSMA/CA with ACK
64/128-bits WEP Encryption; WPA
Diagnostic LED
LNK (Link status)
Integrated Antenna
Physical and Environmental
Driver Support
Windows 98se, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP
Continuous Current
230mA typ. for receive mode, 380mA typ. for transmit mode
Operating: 0° ~ 40° C, Storage: -10° ~ 70° C
10% ~ 95% RH, no condensation
77 x 26 x 12 mm (W x H x D)
FCC Part 15.247 for US, ETS 300 328 for Europe,
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