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802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Copyright
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resulting from any defect in the software. Further, PLANET reserves the right to revise this publication
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Federal Communication Commission 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 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:
1.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
4.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio technician for help.
FCC Caution
To assure continued compliance, (Example - use only shielded interface cables when connecting to
computer or peripheral devices) any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s 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.
(2) This Device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure set forth for an uncontrolled environment. In
order to avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity
to the antenna shall not be less than 20 cm (8 inches) during normal operation.
2 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC CE mark Warning
This is a class B device, in a domestic environment; this product may cause radio interference, in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
R&TTE Compliance Statement
This equipment complies with all the requirements of DIRECTIVE 1999/5/CE OF THE EUROPEAN
PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunication
terminal Equipment and the mutual recognition of their conformity (R&TTE). The R&TTE Directive
repeals and replaces in the directive 98/13/EEC (Telecommunications Terminal Equipment and
Satellite Earth Station Equipment) As of April 8, 2000.
Safety
This equipment is designed with the utmost care for the safety of those who install and use it. However,
special attention must be paid to the dangers of electric shock and static electricity when working with
electrical equipment. All guidelines of this and of the computer manufacture must therefore be allowed
at all times to ensure the safe use of the equipment.
EU Countries Intended for Use
The ETSI version of this device is intended for home and office use in Austria Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, and France (with Frequency channel restrictions). Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg .The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
The ETSI version of this device is also authorized for use in EFTA member states Iceland,
Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
WEEE regulation
To avoid the potential effects on the environment and human health as a result of the
presence of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, end users of
electrical and electronic equipment should understand the meaning of the crossed-out
wheeled bin symbol. Do not dispose of WEEE as unsorted municipal waste and have to
collect such WEEE separately.
Revision
User’s Manual for PLANET 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter
Model: WDL-U600AC
Rev: EM-WDL-U600AC_v1.0 (February, 2014)
Part No. 2081-E23210-000
3 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC CONTENTS
Chapter 1.PRODUCT INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................6
1.1
Package Contents................................................................................................................6
1.2
Product Description ............................................................................................................6
1.3
Product Features .................................................................................................................9
1.4
Hardware Description .........................................................................................................9
1.5
Software Description........................................................................................................ 10
1.5.1
Tray Icon ................................................................................................................ 10
1.5.2
Main Screen ............................................................................................................11
Chapter 2.INSTALLATION .................................................................................................................. 16
2.1
Microsoft Windows Driver Installation ........................................................................... 16
Chapter 3.CONNECTING TO WIRELESS NETWORK ...................................................................... 20
3.1
PLANET 11ac USB Wireless LAN Utility ........................................................................ 20
3.2
Windows Zero Configuration .......................................................................................... 22
3.2.1
Windows XP - Use Windows Zero Configuration................................................... 23
3.2.2
Windows 7 - Use Windows 7 WLAN AutoConfig ................................................... 27
Chapter 4.PLANET USB WIRELESS LAN UTILITY.......................................................................... 29
4.1
4.2
Connection Profile Management .................................................................................... 29
4.1.1
Adding a new profile............................................................................................... 29
4.1.2
Removing an existing profile .................................................................................. 32
4.1.3
Editing an existing profile ....................................................................................... 33
4.1.4
Setting as the default profile .................................................................................. 33
General Information, Status, and Network Statistics.................................................... 34
4.2.1
General Information ............................................................................................... 34
4.2.2
Network Transmission Statistics ............................................................................ 35
4.2.3
About / Status......................................................................................................... 36
4.3
Advanced Settings ........................................................................................................... 36
4.4
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)........................................................................................... 38
4.4.1
Push Button Config (PBC) ..................................................................................... 38
4.4.2
PIN Input Config (PIN) ........................................................................................... 40
Chapter 5.CLIENT + AP MODE .......................................................................................................... 43
5.1
Switch to Client + AP Mode ............................................................................................. 43
5.1.1
Configuration.......................................................................................................... 44
4 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Chapter 6.AP MODE ........................................................................................................................... 45
6.1
Switch between AP Mode ................................................................................................ 46
6.1.1
Configure SSID and Channel................................................................................. 47
6.2
Access Control List.......................................................................................................... 51
6.3
Connected Devices .......................................................................................................... 52
6.4
About (AP Mode) .............................................................................................................. 53
Appendix: Specifications................................................................................................................... 55
Appendix: Troubleshooting............................................................................................................... 57
Appendix: Glossary............................................................................................................................ 58
Appendix: FAQ.................................................................................................................................... 63
5 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Chapter 1. PRODUCT INTRODUCTION
1.1
Package Contents
The following items should be contained in the package:
WDL-U600 -- 802.11ac
Quick Installation Guide
CD (includes
Dual Band Wireless USB
driver/utility/user’s
adapter
manual)
If there is any item missing or damaged, please contact the seller immediately.
1.2
Product Description
High Speed 802.11AC Wireless Experience
The WDL-U600AC offers a reliable and cost effective wireless extending solution. It adopts IEEE
802.11ac standard with 1T1R antenna technology and is backward compatible with IEEE 802.11a and
802.11n. The WDL-U600AC supports USB 2.0 interface that integrates with one transmit channel and
one concurrent receive channel to enable the speed to go up to 433Mbps for both data upload and
download.
6 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter
WDL-U600AC
2.4G & 5G Dual Band Wireless Connectivity
The WDL-U600AC is a cost-effective, highly integrated USB Wireless Adapter containing the dual
band technology that supports 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless signals on a Wireless Adapter. It supports up
to 433Mbps data rate and fully complies with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specifications, providing feature-rich
wireless connectivity at high standards, and delivering reliable throughput from an extended distance.
Optimized RF architecture and baseband algorithms provide superb performance with low power
consumption. The WDL-U600AC Wireless USB Adapter is designed to support standard based
features in the areas of security, quality of service and international regulation, giving end users the
greatest performance anytime in any circumstance.
5GHz
HD Video/
Audio Stream
Video
Conference
Online
Game
433Mbps
(Download / Upload)
2.4GHz
File
Download
Mail
Web
Benefits of High-speed 5GHz Signal
Since there are more and more wireless applications and electric devices using the radio frequency of
2.4GHz, the wireless channel of 2.4GHz has been already too crowded for clients to enjoy the
high-speed wireless connection. In order to avoid the wireless interference between each other, the
WDL-U600AC provides users with the radio frequency of 5GHz for watching HD videos or playing
online games additionally. This function makes the WDL-U600AC more suitable for multimedia
applications requiring wider bandwidth.
Up to 24
non-overlapping
channels
More free channels, less interference, better connections
WDL-U600AC
Avoids Interference
Only 3
non-overlapping
channels
= Wireless
Interference
Wi-Fi
Cordless Phone
Bluetooth Device
Microwave Oven
Baby Monitor
*The 24 channels are defined by the theory. The actual application will vary based on the regulation
in different regions and countries.
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WDL-U600AC
Advanced Wireless Security
The WDL-U600AC provides advanced security features including 64/128-bit WEP, WPA / WPA2 and
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK with TKIP/AES encryption. Furthermore, in order to simplify the security
configurations, WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function is included to offer a convenient and fast
connection method for users as well.
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
Quick & Easy Wireless Connection
STEP 2
STEP 1
Press
STEP 3
Connected
Press
WPS
Button
Software Access Point Function for Wireless Connection Sharing
More than just being an adapter for PC and laptop connecting to high speed wireless network, the
WDL-U600AC can also become a wireless access point. By applying the USB Wireless LAN Utility
included in the package, users can switch the WDL-U600AC operation mode between Station mode
and Access Point mode. When the WDL-U600AC is in the Access Point mode, it turns to a Wi-Fi
Hotspot. The Wi-Fi supported devices such as iPhone / Android / Windows Phone / iPad / NDS / PSP
can connect to it and share the wireless access easily. Therefore, travelers would then be worry free to
connect to Internet wirelessly via the WDL-U600AC when there is only wired Internet available
anywhere.
Internet
A/V
Apple TV
Software AP
Mode
a
/ n / ac
3G
3G
3G USB
Modem
Pad/Tablet
PC
WDL-U600AC
HOME
-
+
PSP/NDSL
3G Base Station
A/V
Audio Line / Video Line
Wireless Transmission
b
5GHz 802.11a/n/ac
/ g/n
2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n
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Laptop
802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 1.3
Product Features
 2.4GHz & 5GHz Dual Band Wireless Connectivity
 Complies with IEEE 802.11a/n/ac & IEEE 802.11/b/g/n Standard
 Built-in internal antennas with 1T1R MIMO technology
 Maximal Speed up to 433Mbps Upload and Download
 5GHz band support to optimize HD video streaming and online gaming
 USB 2.0 / 1.1 attached interface
 Low Power usage with Advanced Power Management
 Easy Wireless Configuration Utility
 Supports WEP 64/128-bit, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2, WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES encryption)
 Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) support
 Supports Software AP mode
 Windows XP, Win7, Win 8, Linux, and MAC OS X ready
 Easy to install using the Multi-language Setup Wizard
1.4
Hardware Description

Case Outlook

LED Definition
There is an LED equipped on the wireless adapter. When the data is transmitting, the LED
will be flashing.
9 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC LED Indicator
LED
Flashing
Off
1.5
Description
Data transmitting or receiving
The USB adapter has not been installed or the radio of the
wireless USB adapter has been disabled from wireless utility
Software Description
1.5.1 Tray Icon

Client Mode
Wireless connection is established, good signal reception.
Wireless connection is established, normal signal reception.
Wireless connection is established, weak signal reception.
Connection is not established yet.
Wireless network card is not detected.
Wireless encryption is wrong.

AP Mode
Wireless connection is established, good signal reception.
Wireless connection is established, normal signal reception.
Wireless connection is established, weak signal reception.
Connection is not established yet.
10 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Wireless network card is not detected.
1.5.2 Main Screen

Client Mode
A. Click these buttons to open the following screens and access the utility's features.
Use the Available Networks screen to find out about available
Available Networks wireless networks and their network status, and to connect to a
wireless network.
Link Information
Use the Link Information screens to find detailed information on the
status of your wireless connection.
Use the Profile Settings screens to set up and use profiles to more
Profile Settings
quickly connect using frequently used settings, and to set up
wireless security.
Advanced
About
Use the Advanced screens to select your region code, and to install
WAPI certificates.
Use the About screen to find version information for your Utility.
B. Use these buttons and icons to manage transmission and to find information about your
wireless connection.
Click this button to enable or disable wireless transmission.
Indicates the security status of your connection.
Indicates the quality of your wireless connection.
C. Use this screen to find information on wireless network settings.
11 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC SSID
This shows the name of your wireless network.
Rate
This shows the speed of your connection.
Channel
IP Address
Mask
This is the channel assigned to your connection. Change this if interference is a
problem on your network.
This identifies the Adapter on your wireless network; much like a physical mailing
address identifies a house on a street.
The subnet mask hides your IP address from outside your wireless network.
D. Lets you change the operation mode of the utility.
Launch Config
Utility
Use Zero
Configuration
as Config Utility
Select this option to display the Utility's main screen.
(Windows XP only) Select this option to use Windows to set up and manage your
network connection. Selection of this mode is not necessary in Windows Vista, 7
or higher, as you can use Windows and the Utility to manage the Adapter without
changing operating modes.
Switch to Client Select this option to let computers and devices connected to the AP access the
+ AP Mode
Switch to AP
Mode
Exit

Internet (or another network to which the AP is connected).
Select this option to use the Utility as an access point and to set up a wireless
network of your own.
Select this option to close the main screen and exit the program. Any wireless
connections managed by the Utility will be disconnected.
Client + AP Mode
12 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC A.
B.
Click these buttons to open the following screens and access the utility's features.
AP
Use the AP screen to set up a secure wireless network.
Available
Use the Available Networks screen to find out about available wireless
Networks
networks and their network status, and to connect to a wireless network.
Link
Use the Link Information screens to find detailed information on the status
Information
of your wireless connection.
Advanced
Use the Advanced screen to configure advanced network settings.
Profile
Use the Profile Settings screens to set up and use profiles to more quickly
Settings
connect using frequently used settings, and to set up wireless security.
About
Use the About screen to find information on specifications for the Utility.
Use these buttons and icons to manage transmission and to find information about your
wireless connection.
Click this button to enable or disable wireless transmission.
Indicates the security status of your connection.
Indicates the quality of your wireless connection.
C.
Use this screen to find information on wireless network settings.
SSID
This shows the name of your wireless network.
Mode
Indicates the mode and hence frequency supported by your wireless connection.
Channel
IP Address
Mask
D.
The channel assigned to your connection. Default is 6, options are 1-12.
The IP address identifies your Adapter on your wireless network.
The subnet mask hides your IP address from outside your wireless network.
Lets you change the operation mode of the utility.
Open Utility
Select this option to display the Utility's main screen.
Switch to Client Select this option to let devices connected to the AP access the Internet (or
Mode
Exit
another network to which the AP is connected).
Select this option to close the main screen and exit the program. Any wireless
connections managed by the Utility will be disconnected.
13 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 
A.
B.
AP Mode
Click these buttons to open the following screens and access the utility's features.
AP Setup
Use the AP Setup screen to set up a secure wireless network.
Advanced
Use the Advanced screen to configure advanced network settings.
Access
Use the Access Control List screen to configure an access policy for your
Control List
network based on a client's MAC address.
Connected
Use the Connected Devices screen to find information on clients currently
Devices
connected to your network.
About
Use the About screen to find information on specifications for the Utility.
Use these buttons and icons to manage transmission and to find information about your
wireless connection.
Click the RF buttons to enable or disable wireless transmission.
Indicates the security status of your connection.
Indicates AP Mode is enabled.
C.
Use this screen to find information on wireless network settings.
14 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC SSID
This shows the name of your wireless network.
Mode
Indicates the mode and hence frequency supported by your wireless connection.
Channel
IP Address
Mask
D.
The channel assigned to your connection. Default is 6, options are 1-12.
The IP address identifies your Adapter on your wireless network.
The subnet mask hides your IP address from outside your wireless network.
Lets you change the operation mode of the utility.
Open Utility
Select this option to display the Utility's main screen.
Switch to Client Select this option to let devices connected to the AP access the Internet (or
Mode
Exit
another network to which the AP is connected)..
Select this option to close the main screen and exit the program. Any wireless
connections managed by the Utility will be disconnected.
15 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Chapter 2. INSTALLATION
2.1
Microsoft Windows Driver Installation
1. If you have installed other wireless adapters before, please uninstall the existing
drivers and utilities first.
2. The following installation is performed in Windows 7. The procedures in other
operating systems are similar.
Please follow the instructions below to install the USB Wireless Adapter:
Step 1.
Insert the USB wireless network card into an empty USB 2.0 port of your computer when
computer is switched on. Never use force to insert the card, if you feel it’s stuck, flip the card
over and try again.
Step 2.
The system will find the new hardware and display the below message.
Step 3.
Insert the bundled CD into the CD-ROM drive.
16 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Step 4.
Then a webpage will appear. Click the “Windows Utility” hyperlink to initiate the installing
wizard.
Step 5.
Read the License Agreement carefully. Select “I accept the term of the license
agreement” and click “Next” button to accept it and continue.
Step 6.
Click “Next” button to start installing the driver and utility.
17 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Step 7.
Please click “Finish” to finish the installation.
Step 8.
Execute the WDL-U600AC utility, and then right-click the tray icon of WDL-U600AC from the
system task bar. Select “Launch Config Utility” to start setting your wireless network.
18 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC After the driver of wireless adapter has been installed successfully, you’ll see another message pop-up
at lower-right corner of the screen. And there is also a new icon appeared on the system tray.
Left-click the new icon will launch PLANET 11ac USB Wireless LAN Utility, and right-click the icon will
show the quick menu of configuration utility. This icon also uses different colors to show the status of
wireless connection:
Wireless connection is established, good signal reception.
Wireless connection is established, normal signal reception.4
Wireless connection is established, weak signal reception.
Connection is not established yet..
Wireless network card is not detected.
Wireless encryption is wrong.
19 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Chapter 3. CONNECTING TO WIRELESS NETWORK
To use wireless network, you have to connect to a wireless access point first. You can either use
PLANET 11ac USB Wireless LAN Utility (comes with network adapter), or Windows Zero Config
utility (comes with Windows XP operating system).
3.1
PLANET 11ac USB Wireless LAN Utility
Please follow the instructions below to connect the wireless access point via PLANET 11n USB
Wireless LAN Utility.
Step 1.
Left-click the PLANET Wireless Utility icon located at lower-right corner of the screen, and
configuration menu will appear:
Step 2.
Click “Available Network” icon. Please wait for a while, and all wireless access points
nearby which can be reached by the wireless adapter will be displayed here.
If the wireless access point you wish to connect does not appear here, you can click
“Refresh” button to scan for wireless access points again; if the wireless access point you’re
looking for still does not appear, try to move the computer closer to the access point.
20 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Step 3.
Click twice on the AP you would like to connect or click the “Connect” icon at the lower-right
corner of the window.
Step 4.
If a password (Network Key) is required to access the wireless access point, please confirm
the Authentication and Encryption method first, and then key in the password in the “WPA
Preshared Key”.
21 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Network security option (“Authentication” and “Encryption”) will be selected
automatically based on the security setting of the wireless access point you
selected. It’s not necessary to change these settings by your own self.
Step 5.
Click “Right arrow” button, and you’ll see the connection has been added to the profile and
then you can connect to the wireless network successfully.
Step 6.
Wireless adapter will attempt to connect to access point; this may require few seconds to
minutes. When the SSID and IP address are displayed in the main window, your computer is
connected to access point you selected. Click “Close” icon to close configuration window.
If you are connected to an access point but the connection drops, please
check security settings and re-check password spelling.
3.2
Windows Zero Configuration
Windows XP / Vista / 7 have a built-in wireless network configuration utility called “Windows Zero
Configuration” (WZC). You can also use WZC to configure your wireless network parameter:
Step 1.
Right-click PLANET Wireless Utility icon, and click “Use Zero Configuration as
Configuration Utility”.
22 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC To return to using PLANET wireless utility, click “Use RaConfig as
Configuration Utility”.
3.2.1 Windows XP - Use Windows Zero Configuration
Step 2.
Click “Start” button (should be located at the bottom-left corner of windows desktop), click
“Control Panel”, and then click “Network and Internet Connections” in Control Panel.
Step 3.
Double-click “Network Connections”.
23 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Step 4.
Right-click “Wireless Network Connection” (it may have a number as suffix if you have
more than one wireless network adapter; please make sure you right-click the PLANET
Wireless LAN 802.11n USB Network Adapter), and then select “View Available Wireless
Networks”.
Step 5.
All wireless access points in proximity will be displayed here. If the access point you want to
use is not displayed here, please try to move your computer closer to the access point, or
you can click “Refresh network list” to rescan access points. Click the access point you
want to use if it’s shown, and then click “Connect”.
24 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter
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25
802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Step 6.
If the access point is protected by encryption, you have to input its Network key or
passphrase here. It must match the encryption setting on the access point. If the access
point you selected does not use encryption, you’ll not be prompted for network key or
passphrase.
Step 7.
If you can see “Connected” message, the connection between your computer and wireless
access point you selected is successfully established.
26 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 3.2.2 Windows 7 - Use Windows 7 WLAN AutoConfig
WLAN AutoConfig service is built-in in Windows 7 that can be used to detect and connect to wireless
network. This built-in wireless network connection tool is similar to wireless zero configuration tool in
Windows XP.
Step 1: Right-click on the network icon displayed in the system tray
Step 2: Highlight and select the wireless network (SSID) to connect.
(1) All wireless access points in proximity will be displayed here. If the access point you want
to use is not displayed here, please try to move your computer closer to the access point,
or you can click “Refresh network list” to rescan access points.
(2) Click the access point you want to use if it’s shown, and then click “Connect”.
If you will be connecting to this Wireless Router in the future, give a check to
[Connect automatically].
27 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Step 3: Enter the network security key of the wireless access point.
(1) The Connect to a Network box will appear
(2) Enter the security key
If the access point is protected by encryption, you have to input its network key or
passphrase here. It must match the encryption setting on the access point.
(3) Click the [OK] button
Step 4: Check if “Connected” is displayed
28 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Chapter 4. PLANET USB WIRELESS LAN UTILITY
4.1
Connection Profile Management
If you need to connect to different wireless access points at a different time, like access point at home,
office, cyber-cafe, or public wireless service, you can save the connection parameters (encryption,
passphrase, security, etc.) as profiles for every access point, so you don’t have to input these
parameters every time when you want to connect to the specific wireless access point.
To manage profiles, right-click the PLANET wireless utility icon located at the lower-right corner of the
screen, and then click “Launch Config Utility”.
Click the “Profile Settings” button.
4.1.1 Adding a new profile
You can set up the connection parameters for the specific wireless access point in advance. If you
want to create a new profile, click “Add” icon.
29 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC You’ll be prompted to input connection parameters for the wireless access point you wish to connect:
Required parameters are as follows:
Object
Description
 Profile Name
You can give a name to this profile, so you can remember its
purpose easily. It can be any phrase to help you remember.
 Network Name (SSID)
The SSID (Service Set Identifier, i.e. access point’s name).
This field will be filled as the access point you selected when
SSID is not hidden and grayed out. If SSID is hidden, you
have to input correct SSID you yourself.
 Infrastructure –
Connect to AP
 Ad-Hoc – Connect to
other computers
This operation mode requires the presence of an 802.11
Access Point. All communication is done via the Access Point
or Router.
Check this box if you wish to connect to another computer /
network device by ad-hoc method. When not accessing to
wireless access point, you have to check this box.
 Authentication
Select the authentication type from the drop-down menu. This
setting must be identical with the setting of wireless access
point you wish to connect.
Open – No authentication is needed among the wireless
networks.
30 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Shared – Only wireless devices using a shared key (WEP
Key identified) are allowed to connect each other.
WPA – WPA provides a scheme of mutual authentication
using either IEEE 802.1x/Extensible Authentication Protocol
(EAP) authentication or pre-shared key (PSK) technology. It
provides a high level of assurance to enterprises, small
businesses and home users that data will remain protected
and that only authorized users may access their networks. For
enterprises that have already deployed IEEE 802.1x
authentication, WPA offers the advantage of leveraging the
existing authentication databases and infrastructure.
WPA-PSK – It is a special mode designed for home and small
business users who do not have access to network
authentication servers. In this mode, known as Pre-Shared
Key, the user manually enters the starting password in their
access point or gateway, as well as in each wireless station on
the network. WPA-PSK takes over automatically from that
point, keeping unauthorized users that don't have the
matching password from joining the network, while encrypting
the data traveling between authorized devices.
WPA2 – Like WPA, WPA2 supports IEEE 802.1 x/EAP
authentications or PSK technology. It also includes a new
advanced encryption mechanism using the Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES). AES is required to the corporate
user or government users. The difference between WPA and
WPA2 is that WPA2 provides data encryption via the AES. In
contrast, WPA uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).
WPA2-PSK – WPA2-PSK is also for home and small
business. The difference between WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK
is that WPA2-PSK provides data encryption via the AES. In
contrast, WPA-PSK uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
(TKIP).
802.1X – 802.1x wireless authentication.
 EAP Method / Tunnel
When selecting 802.1X, you have to select EAP method,
Authentication / Tunnel
Tunnel authentication, and Tunnel ID from the dropdown
ID
menu. This setting must be identical with your 802.1x
authentication server.
 Encryption
None – Disable the encryption mode.
WEP – Enable the WEP Data Encryption. When the item is
31 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC selected, you have to continue setting the WEP Encryption
keys.
TKIP – TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) changes the
temporal key every 10,000 packets (a packet is a kind of
message transmitted over a network.) This ensures much
greater security than the standard WEP security.
AES – AES has been developed to ensure the highest degree
of security and authenticity for digital information and it is the
most advanced solution defined by IEEE 802.11i for the
security in the wireless network.
Note: All devices in the network should use the same
encryption method to ensure the communication.
 Default Key (Key index)
Select WEP key index. For most of access points you can
select “1”, but please refer to the setting of the access point.
 Key Format
When the encryption type is “WEP”, it’s required to input a set
of “passphrase” to connect to wireless access point. Check
“ASCII” or “PASSPHRASE” depends on the security setting of
access point, and input it in the box; if you select
“PASSPHRASE”, you also need to select the length of the
key. The passphrase must be identical with the setting of
wireless access point you wish to connect.
 WEP Key
The WEP keys are used to encrypt data transmitted in the
wireless network.
 WPA Preshared Key
The WPA-PSK key can be from 8 to 64 characters and can be
letters or numbers. This same key must be used on all of the
wireless stations on the network.
 Show Password
Check this box and all passphrases or security keys you
inputted will be displayed as you type, but do not replace your
input with asterisk.
When all required parameters are set, click “Right arrow” icon to create and save a new profile.
4.1.2 Removing an existing profile
If you want to remove a profile no longer needed, click “Profile Settings” button, then select the
existing profile you wish to remove, and click “Delete” icon.
32 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 4.1.3 Editing an existing profile
If you have added a profile before, and now you wish to change the settings of the profile, you can use
this function. Please select the profile from the list first, and then click “Edit” button. The contents of
the selected profile will appear. After editing them, you can click “Right arrow” icon to save changes,
or click “Cancel” to discard changes.
4.1.4 Setting as the default profile
If you wish to use a specific profile as the default wireless connection, you can select the profile in the
list, and click “Active”. The selected profile will become default selection and PLANET wireless utility
will attempt to connect to the selected access point.
33 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 4.2
General Information, Status, and Network Statistics
PLANET wireless utility provides the detailed information about the wireless connection you’re using.
4.2.1 General Information
If you want to know the general information of the access point you’re connecting to, click “Link
Information” icon.
All general information like signal strength and link quality will be displayed here. The information is
very useful when you encounter some problems in connecting to access point.
34 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 4.2.2 Network Transmission Statistics
To view the statistical data of wireless adapter, click “Statistics” icon, and the statistics of wireless
connection will be displayed:
All connection-related statistics is displayed here. You can click “Reset Counter” button to reset the
statistics of all items back to 0.
35 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 4.2.3 About / Status
If you want to know the status of your wireless network card, click “About” icon.
4.3
Advanced Settings
This section is used to configure certificate management.
36 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC The descriptions of the function are listed as follows:
Object
Description
User certificate
Click on the icon to locate and load a certificate file.
Issuer certificate
Click on the icon to locate and load an issuer certificate file.
37 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 4.4
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the latest wireless network technology which makes setting up
wireless network more quickly and easily. If you have WPS-supported wireless access point, and you
want to establish a secure connection to it, you don’t have to configure the wireless access point and
set up data encryption by your own self.
There are two kinds of WPS method supported, “PIN Input Config (PIN)” and “Push Button Config
(PBC)”. Please follow the instructions below to establish the secure connection between
WPS-supported wireless access point and the PLANET wireless adapter.
Step 1.
Right-click PLANET wireless utility icon, and click “Launch Config Utility”.
Step 2.
Go to Profile List, and then click “WPS” icon.
Step 3.
You can choose which WPS method to use, Push-Button Configuration(PBC) or PIN /
numeric code, and WPS-supported wireless access point must use the same method. See
the next two chapters for the detailed instructions of each WPS method.
4.4.1 Push Button Config (PBC)
This is the easiest way to establish secure connection by WPS, but if there’re more than one
WPS-supported access point using Push-Button config, please use PIN / numeric code instead.
38 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC a. To use the PBC method, select “Push-Button Configuration (PBC)”. Click the right arrow to save
your settings.
b. Click “Start PBC”. At the same time (within 120 seconds) click the WPS button on the device to
which you are connecting.
Please activate WPS function of wireless access point now, and the secure connection between
wireless adapter and the WPS-supported access point will be established automatically.
c.
Once connected, your WPS profile will appear in the Profile List screen.
39 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 4.4.2 PIN Input Config (PIN)
a. To use the PIN method, select “PIN / numeric code” and, in the “WPS AP List” field, select the
name of the network to which you are connecting. Click the right arrow to save your settings.
b. You can use either the PIN provided by the Wireless Utility or the PIN provided by the device to
which you are connecting.

PIN provided by the Wireless Utility.
If the device to which you are connecting requires a PIN, in the '”Config Mode” field, from the
drop-down list, select “Enrollee”. Your PIN is displayed in the “Pin Code” field on your Utility. Then
in the corresponding WPS interface on the device, to which you are connecting, enter your PIN in
its PIN entry field.
40 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 
PIN provided by the device to which you are connecting.
If the device to which you are connecting provides a PIN (e.g. on the device casing), in the
“Config Mode” field, select “Registrar”. In the “Pin Code” field, type the PIN provided by the
device to which you are connecting.
To optionally configure the connection name and security type on your WPS connection, click the
“WPS Profile” button. Otherwise leave settings at their default and click the right arrow to save
your settings.
If you click on the “WPS Profile” button, the following screen appears, allowing you to configure
the name of your network connection and security method. In “SSID” type a name for your WPS
connection, and select an Authentication and Encryption method.
In the “WPA Preshared Key” field, type a passphrase 8-63 characters long made up of characters
'0'-'9', 'a'-'z', 'A'-'Z', keyboard symbols and spaces. Click the right arrow to save your settings.
41 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC c.
For both PIN methods, the following screen displays. Click the Start PIN button. At the same time
(within 120 seconds) activate the corresponding WPS PIN connection function on the device to
which you are connecting.
d. Once connected, your WPS profile will appear in the Profile List screen.
42 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Chapter 5. CLIENT + AP MODE
The WDL-U600AC can serve as a wireless adapter while as an access point to receive and transmit
wireless signals at the same time which allows other wireless clients to access the network.
5.1
Switch to Client + AP Mode
The default operating mode of the wireless adapter is “Station Mode” (being a client of other wireless
access points).
Please follow the instructions below to switch to Client + AP mode:
Step 1.
Right-click PLANET wireless utility icon, and select “Switch to Client + AP Mode”.
It requires a few seconds to go to switch mode.
After the switch mode is completed, you can make basic configuration under this window.
43 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter 5.1.1 Configuration
We recommend that you connect to the wireless signal first, in order to avoid possible IP
conflict. Please follow the steps in Chapter 3 CONNECTING TO WIRELESS NETWORK
to first make connections to your desired SSID and wireless signal.
After connecting to the wireless signal, click on the AP button from the menu bar and the
following window will pop out. On the AP Configuration page, you can choose some basic
configurations, such as wireless network name, and security setting.
Click Apply to start broadcast the SSID.
You should be seeing two active networks as shown below. The SoftAP is the
WDL-U600AC broadcast.
44 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Chapter 6. AP MODE
Besides being a wireless client of other wireless access points, PLANET wireless adapter can also act
as a wireless service provider. You can switch the operation mode of wireless adapter to “AP” mode to
simulate the function of a real wireless access point by software. And all other computers and Wi-Fi
supported devices can connect to your computer wirelessly, and even share your internet connection
service.

Application: Software AP Mode with xDSL/Cable Internet Connection

Application: Software AP Mode with 3G/LTE Internet Connection
45 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 6.1
.1
Switch between AP Mode
The default operating mode of the wireless adapter is “Station Mode” (being a client of other wireless
access points).
Please follow the instructions below to switch to Access Point mode:
Right-click PLANET wireless utility icon, and select “Switch to AP Mode”.
It requires a few seconds to go to switch mode.
After the switch mode is completed, the window of general information about software access point will
appear, including SSID, IP address of the Soft AP and connected wireless clients.
Also the wireless LAN Utility icon in you system tray (lower-right corner) will be changed to another
icon.
Station mode icon.
Access Point icon.
46 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter 6.1.1 Configuring SSID and Channel
To configure software Access Point, click “AP Setup” button, and the “AP Setup” will be displayed.
a. The Network Settings Screen
Use the left and right arrows to navigate through the Setup screens.
Click the Stop button to cancel setting up your device.
Please note that Ad-Hoc mode is not available when the wireless adapter is in Access Point mode.
The setup options are listed below:
Object
SSID
Name)
Description
(Network
Please input the SSID (the name used to identify this wireless
access point) here. Up to 32 numerical characters can be accepted
here, except the space.
ICS WAN
Please select the wireless operating mode. The option is only
2.4GHz available if the wireless adapter only supports 2.4GHz.
b. The Channel Settings Screen
47 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC The setup options are listed below:
Object
Channel
Description
Leave at its default value, or if interference is a problem on your
network, choose a channel which experiences less interference.
48 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter 6.1.2 Soft Access Point Security
To set up security options for Soft Access Point, configure “AP Setup” as follows:
The setup items about wireless security are listed below:
Object
Description
Select the strongest security method supported by your network.
Authentication
Options include Open, Shared, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, or
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK.
Select the strongest encryption supported by your network and the
Encryption
selected authentication method. Options for each authentication
method are as shown in the following table.
The authentication types are listed below:
Authentication
Encryption Method
Description
Open
No Encryption
Select Open will not have any encryption.
WPA-PSK
AES
WPA-PSK security is safer than WEP.
Method
WPA2-PSK
WPA2-PSK
is
a
faster,
more
recent
authentication standard than WPA-PSK.
AES
AES is a stronger, more recent encryption
standard than TKIP.
Select
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
AES
the
strongest
security
method
supported by your network. Options include
Open, Shared, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, or
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK.
a. The WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK or WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK Security Screen
49 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 
WPA-PSK Key: Type a security key 8-63 characters long made up of characters '0'-'9', 'a'-'z',
'A'-'Z', keyboard symbols and spaces.

Group Rekey Interval: The interval after which the AP resets the group key. This key supports
wireless security on your network. If uncertain, leave at its default value.

x 10 seconds: Sets the unit for the 'Group Key Interval' to 10 seconds. After the specified
period the group key is reset.

x 1000 packets:Sets the unit for theGroup Key Interval to 1000 packets. After sending the
specified number of packets the group key is reset.
50 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 6.2
Access Control List
If you’re not going to open your computer and wireless resources to the public, you can use MAC
address filtering function to enforce your access control policy, so only wireless clients with MAC
address you defined by this function can be connected to your software access point.
Click “Access Control List” button and the following screens will be displayed.
The setup items are listed below:
Object
Description
Options include Disable (default), Reject All, and Allow All.
Disable: Disables access control to your network based on MAC
Access Policy
address.
Allow All: All packets with a source MAC address matching those in
the access control list have access to your network.
Reject All: All packets with a source MAC address matching those in
51 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC the access control list cannot access your network.
MAC Address
Type a MAC address in hexadecimal format without additional
characters (e.g. colons or hyphens).
Adds the MAC address in the MAC Address field to the MAC address
control list.
Removes the selected MAC address from the MAC address control
list.
Removes all MAC addresses from the MAC address control list.
Apply
6.3
Saves all changes made to the MAC address control list.
Connected Devices
If you want to see the list of all wireless clients connected to this access point, please follow the
following instructions:
Click “Connected Devices” button, and a list containing all connected wireless clients will appear:
52 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC The information items are listed below:
Object
MAC Address
Client ID
Power Saving Mode
Description
The unique hexadecimal manufacturer-assigned identifier of a device
connected to the this AP.
An ID number assigned to each device on your AP's network, starting
at 2 with a maximum of 32.
Indicates whether the connection with the associated device supports
power-saving.
Provides detailed information on factors affecting the data transfer
rate. IEEE 802.11ac specific information includes the MCS
Tx Rate (Mbits)
(modulation and coding scheme) index value applied in a connection,
the BW (bandwidth), GI (guard interval), and the transmission rate of
the current connection in megabits (Mbit).
6.4
About (AP Mode)
The “About” screen provides you the information about version number of the configuration utility,
driver, and other important information about your wireless access point.
The information items are listed below:
Object
Utility Version
Driver Version
DLL Version
Description
Shows the version number of the Utility (different from the utility
version in station mode).
Shows the version number of this driver (the same as that in station
mode).
Displays the version number of the RaAPAPI.dll file, for use by
downstream developers.
Date
Shows the date of release for the utility version shown.
Date
Shows the date of release for the driver version shown.
53 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Date
Shows the date of release for the DLL version shown.
MAC Address
The unique hexadecimal identifier assigned to the Adapter.
54 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Appendix: Specifications
Product
Dual Band 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter
Model
WDL-U600AC
Hardware Specifications
Chipset
MediaTek MT7610U
Interface
USB 2.0, Type-A
Antenna Type
Internal antenna
LED
Operation Voltage
Dimensions
1 x Link / Active
1 x Power
5V DC, power input from USB port
81x 25.5 x 11 mm with USB cap
72 x 25.5 x 11 mm without USB cap
Wireless Specifications
Standards
Conformance
RF Modulation
IEEE 802.11ac standard compliant
IEEE 802.11b/g/n backwards compatible
IEEE 802.11a/n backwards compatible
PSK/CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK, OFDM
2.412-2.484 GHz
Frequency Band
5.180-5.240 GHz
5.745-5.825 GHz
802.11a: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
802.11b: 11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps with auto-rate fall back
Data Rate
802.11g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9 and 6Mbps
802.11n (20MHz): up to 72Mbps
802.11n (40MHz): up to 150Mbp
802.11ac: up to 433Mbps
Operating Mode
Ad-Hoc / Infrastructure, Soft AP
WEP 64/128-bit
Encryption Security
WPA / WPA2 (TKIP/AES)
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES)
Wireless Advanced
Management
Supports Software WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
The utility included in the package or Windows XP Zero Configuration
utility
Windows 2000/XP (x86/x64) / VISTA (x86/x64) / Win7 (x86/x64)
Operating systems
Linux Kernel 2.4
Macintosh 10.7/10.8/10.9
55 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Certification
Emission
LVD
Environment
Operating Temperature 0°C~40°C (32°F~104°F)
Humidity
10% ~ 90%, non-condensing
Package
 WDL-U600AC (dual band 802.11ac wireless USB adapter)
Package Contents
 Quick Installation Guide
 CD (including driver, utility and user’s manual)
56 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Appendix: Troubleshooting
Symptom :
Remedy :
Symptom :
Remedy :
Symptom :
Remedy :
Symptom :
The LED is off.
Make sure the wireless USB adapter is inserted properly. Otherwise
contact your vendor.
The LED is always on, but not blinking.
Make sure that you have installed the driver from the CD that comes with
the package. Otherwise contact your vendor.
The LED is blinking but the Wireless Utility icon does not appear in the
icon tray.
Make sure that you have installed the Utility from the CD that comes with
the package.
The USB adapter is linking, but can’t share files with others.
Make sure the file and printer sharing function is enabled.
Remedy :
You can enable the function by checking the icon of My Computer ->
Control Panel -> Network -> file and printer sharing -> I want to be
able to give others to access to my files.
Symptom :
Remedy :
Slow or poor performance under AP mode
Try to select another channel for the communicating group or move your
device closer to the Access Point.
57 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Appendix: Glossary
1. IEEE 802.11 Standard
The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN standards subcommittee, which is formulating a standard for the
industry.
2. Access Point
An internetworking device that seamlessly connects wired and wireless networks together.
3. Ad Hoc
An Ad Hoc wireless LAN is a group of computers, each with a WLAN adapter, connected as an
independent wireless LAN
Ad Hoc wireless LAN is applicable at a departmental scale for a branch or SOHO operation.
4. BSSID
A specific Ad Hoc LAN is called a Basic Service Set (BSS). Computers in a BSS must be configured
with the same BSSID.
5. DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol - a method in which IP addresses are assigned by server
dynamically to clients on the network. DHCP is used for Dynamic IP Addressing and requires a
dedicated DHCP server on the network.
6. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
This is the method the wireless cards use to transmit data over the frequency spectrum. The other
method is frequency hopping. Direct sequence spreads the data over one frequency range (channel)
while frequency hopping jumps from one narrow frequency band to another many times per second.
7. ESSID
An Infrastructure configuration could also support roaming capability for mobile workers. More than
one BSS can be configured as an Extended Service Set (ESS). Users within an ESS could roam
freely between BSSs while served as a continuous connection to the network wireless stations and
Access Points within an ESS must be configured with the same ESSID and the same radio channel.
8. Ethernet
Ethernet is a 10/100Mbps network that runs over dedicated home/office wiring. Users must be wired
to the network at all times to gain access.
9. Gateway
A gateway is a hardware and software device that connects two dissimilar systems, such as a LAN
and a mainframe. In Internet terminology, a gateway is another name for a router. Generally a
gateway is used as a funnel for all traffic to the Internet
58 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 10. IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Infrastructure. An integrated wireless and wired LAN
is called an Infrastructure configuration. Infrastructure is applicable to enterprise scale for wireless
access to central database, or wireless
11. ISM Band
The FCC and their counterparts outside of the U.S. have set aside bandwidth for unlicensed use in
the so-called ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. Spectrum in the vicinity of 2.4 GHz, in
particular, is being made available (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) band. Spectrum in the vicinity of
2.4 GHz, in particular, is being made available of users around the globe.
12. Local Area Network (LAN)
A LAN is a group of computers, each equipped with the appropriate network adapter card connected
by cable/air, that share applications, data, and peripherals. All connections are made via cable or
wireless media, but a LAN does not use telephone services. It typically spans a single building or
campus.
13. Network
A network is a system of computers that is connected. Data, files, and messages can be transmitted
over this network. Networks may be local or wide area networks.
14. Protocol
A protocol is a standardized set of rules that specify how a conversation is to take place, including the
format, timing, sequencing and/ or error checking.
15. SSID
A Network ID unique to a network. Only clients and Access Points that share the same SSID are able
to communicate with each other. This string is case-sensitive.
16. Static IP Addressing
A method of assigning IP addresses to clients on the network. In networks with Static IP address, the
network administrator manually assigns an IP address to each computer. Once a Static IP address is
assigned, a computer uses the same IP address every time it reboots and logs on to the network,
unless it is manually changed.
17. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
The Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, pronounced tee-kip, is part of the IEEE 802.11i encryption
standard for wireless LANs. TKIP is the next generation of WEP, the Wired Equivalency Protocol,
which is used to secure 802.11 wireless LANs. TKIP provides per-packet key mixing, a message
integrity check and a re-keying mechanism, thus fixing the flaws of WEP.
18. Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
TCP/IP is the protocol suite developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). It is
widely used in corporate Internet works, because of its superior design for WANs. TCP governs how
packet is sequenced for transmission the network. The term “TCP/IP” is often used generically to
59 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC refer to the entire suite of related protocols.
19. Transmit / Receive
The wireless throughput in Bytes per second averaged over two seconds.
20. Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wi-Fi Alliance is a nonprofit international association formed in 1999 to certify interoperability of
wireless Local Area Network products based on IEEE 802.11 specification. The goal of the Wi-Fi
Alliance’s members is to enhance the user experience through product interoperability. The
organization is formerly known as WECA.
21. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
The Wi-Fi Alliance put together WPA as a data encryption method for 802.11 wireless LANs. WPA is
an industry-supported, pre-standard version of 802.11i utilizing the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol
(TKIP), which fixes the problems of WEP, including using dynamic keys.
22. Wide Area Network (WAN)
A WAN consists of multiple LANs that are tied together via telephone services and / or fiber optic
cabling. WANs may span a city, a state, a country, or even the world
23. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
Now widely recognized as flawed, WEP was a data encryption method used to protect the
transmission between 802.11 wireless clients and APs. However, it used the same key among all
communicating devices. WEP’s problems are well-known, including an insufficient key length and no
automated method for distributing the keys. WEP can be easily cracked in a couple of hours with
off-the-shelf tools.
24. Wireless LAN (WLAN)
A wireless LAN does not use cable to transmit signals, but rather uses radio or infrared to transmit
packets through the air. Radio Frequency (RF) and infrared are the commonly used types of wireless
transmission. Most wireless LANs use spread spectrum technology. It offers limited bandwidth,
usually under 11Mbps, and users share the bandwidth with other devices in the spectrum; however,
users can operate a spread spectrum device without licensing from the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC).
25. Fragment Threshold
The proposed protocol uses the frame fragmentation mechanism defined in IEEE 802.11 to achieve
parallel transmissions. A large data frame is fragmented into several fragments each of size equal to
fragment threshold. By tuning the fragment threshold value, we can get varying fragment sizes. The
determination of an efficient fragment threshold is an important issue in this scheme. If the fragment
threshold is small, the overlap part of the master and parallel transmissions is large.
This means the spatial reuse ratio of parallel transmissions is high. In contrast, with a large fragment
threshold, the overlap is small and the spatial reuse ratio is low. However high fragment threshold
leads to low fragment overhead. Hence there is a trade-off between spatial re-use and fragment
overhead. Fragment threshold is the maximum packet size used for fragmentation. Packets larger
than the size programmed in this field will be fragmented If you find that your corrupted packets or
60 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC asymmetric packet reception (all send packets, for example). You may want to try lowering your
fragmentation threshold. This will cause packets to be broken into smaller fragments. These small
fragments, if corrupted, can be resent faster than a larger fragment. Fragmentation increases
overhead, so you'll want to keep this value as close to the maximum value as possible.
26. RTS (Request To Send) Threshold
The RTS threshold is the packet size at which packet transmission is governed by the RTS/CTS
transaction. The IEEE802.11-1997 standard allows for short packets to be transmitted without
RTS/CTS transactions. Each station can have a different RTS threshold. RTS/CTS is used when the
data packet size exceeds the defined RTS threshold. With the CSMA/CA transmission mechanism,
the transmitting station sends out an RTS packet to the receiving station, and waits for the receiving
station to send back a CTS (Clear to Send) packet before sending the actual packet data. This
setting is useful for networks with many clients. With many clients, and a high network load, there will
be many more collisions. By lowering the RTS threshold, there may be fewer collisions, and
performance should improve. Basically, with a faster RTS threshold, the system can recover from
problems faster. RTS packets consume valuable bandwidth, however, so setting this value too low
will limit performance.
27. Beacon Interval
In addition to data frames that carry information from higher layers, 802.11 includes management
and control frames that support data transfer. The beacon frame, which is a type of management
frame, provides the "heartbeat" of a wireless LAN, enabling stations to establish and maintain
communications in an orderly fashion. Beacon Interval represents the amount of time between
beacon transmissions. Before a station enters power save mode, the station needs the beacon
interval to know when to wake up to receive the beacon (and learn whether there are buffered frames
at the access point).
28. Preamble Type
There are two preamble types defined in IEEE 802.11 specification. A long preamble basically gives
the decoder more time to process the preamble. All 802.11 devices support a long preamble. The
short preamble is designed to improve efficiency (for example, for VoIP systems). The difference
between the two is in the Synchronization field. The long preamble is 128 bits, and the short is 56
bits.
29. WPA2
It is the second generation of WPA. WPA2 is based on the final IEEE 802.11i amendment to the
802.11 standard.
30. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)
The Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, pronounced tee-kip, is part of the IEEE 802.11i encryption
standard for wireless LANs. TKIP is the next generation of WEP, the Wired Equivalency Protocol,
which is used to secure 802.11 wireless LANs. TKIP provides per-packet key mixing, a message
integrity check and a re-keying mechanism, thus fixing the flaws of WEP.
61 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC 31. 802.1x Authentication
802.1x is a framework for authenticated MAC-level access control, defines Extensible Authentication
Protocol (EAP) over LANs (WAPOL). The standard encapsulates and leverages much of EAP, which
was defined for dial-up authentication with Point-to-Point Protocol in RFC 2284. Beyond
encapsulating EAP packets, the 802.1x standard also defines EAPOL messages that convey the
shared key information critical for wireless security.
32. Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
Security issues are a major concern for wireless LANs, AES is the U.S. government’s
next-generation cryptography algorithm, which will replace DES and 3DES.
62 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC Appendix: FAQ
1.
What is WMM?
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM), a group of features for wireless networks that improve the user
experience for audio, video and voice applications. WMM is based on a subset of the IEEE
802.11e WLAN QoS draft standard. WMM adds prioritized capabilities to Wi-Fi networks and
optimizes their performance when multiple concurring applications, each with different latency and
throughput requirements, compete for network resources. By using WMM, end-user satisfaction is
maintained in a wider variety of environments and traffic conditions. WMM makes it possible for
home network users and enterprise network managers to decide which data streams are most
important and assign them a higher traffic priority.
2.
What is WMM Power Save?
WMM Power Save is a set of features for Wi-Fi networks that increase the efficiency and flexibility
of data transmission in order to conserve power. WMM Power Save has been optimized for
mobile devices running latency-sensitive applications such as voice, audio, or video, but can
benefit any Wi-Fi device. WMM Power Save uses mechanisms included in the IEEE 802.11e
standard and is an enhancement of IEEE 802.11 legacy power saves. With WMM Power Save,
the same amount of data can be transmitted in a shorter time while allowing the Wi-Fi device to
remain longer in a low-power “dozing” state.
3.
What is GI?
GI stands for Guard Interval. It’s a measure to protect wireless devices from cross- interference. If
there are two wireless devices using the same or near channel, and they are close enough, radio
interference will occur and reduce the radio resource usability.
4.
What is STBC?
STBC stands for Space-Time Block Coding, which is a technique used to transfer multiple copies
of data by multiple antenna, to improve data transfer performance. By using multiple antennas,
not only data transfer rate is improved, but also the wireless stability.
63 802.11ac Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter WDL‐U600AC EC Declaration of Conformity
English
Česky
Dansk
Hereby, PLANET Technology Corporation,
declares that this 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter
is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive
1999/5/EC.
Společnost PLANET Technology Corporation,
tímto prohlašuje, že tato 802.11ac Wireless USB
Adapter splňuje základní požadavky a další
příslušná ustanovení směrnice 1999/5/EC.
PLANET Technology Corporation, erklærer
herved, at følgende udstyr 802.11ac Wireless
USB Adapter overholder de væsentlige krav og
øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF
Lietuviškai
Šiuo PLANET Technology Corporation,,
skelbia, kad 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter
tenkina visus svarbiausius 1999/5/EC
direktyvos reikalavimus ir kitas svarbias
nuostatas.
Magyar
A gyártó PLANET Technology Corporation,
kijelenti, hogy ez a 802.11ac Wireless USB
Adapter megfelel az 1999/5/EK irányelv
alapkövetelményeinek és a kapcsolódó
rendelkezéseknek.
Malti
Hawnhekk, PLANET Technology
Corporation, jiddikjara li dan 802.11ac
Wireless USB Adapter jikkonforma
mal-ħtiġijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti
oħrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC
Deutsch
Hiermit erklärt PLANET Technology Corporation,
dass sich dieses Gerät 802.11ac Wireless USB
Adapter in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen
relevanten
Vorschriften der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet".
(BMWi)
Nederlands
Eesti keeles
Käesolevaga kinnitab PLANET Technology
Corporation, et see 802.11ac Wireless USB
Adapter vastab Euroopa Nõukogu direktiivi
1999/5/EC põhinõuetele ja muudele olulistele
tingimustele.
Polski
Ελληνικά
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ , PLANET Technology
Corporation, ΔΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ ΑΥΤΟ 802.11ac
Wireless USB AdapterΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ
ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩΔΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ
ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΟΔΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ
Português
Español
Por medio de la presente, PLANET Technology
Corporation, declara que 802.11ac Wireless USB
Adapter cumple con los requisitos esenciales y
cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o
exigibles de
la Directiva 1999/5/CE
Slovensky
Français
Par la présente, PLANET Technology
Corporation, déclare que les appareils du
802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter sont conformes
aux exigences essentielles et aux autres
dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE
Slovensko
Italiano
Con la presente , PLANET Technology
Corporation, dichiara che questo 802.11ac
Wireless USB Adapter è conforme ai requisiti
essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti
stabilite dalla direttiva
1999/5/CE.
Suomi
PLANET Technology Corporation, vakuuttaa
täten että 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY
oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien
direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
Härmed intygar, PLANET Technology
Corporation, att denna 802.11ac Wireless
USB Adapter står i överensstämmelse med de
väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta
bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv
1999/5/EG.
Latviski
Ar šo PLANET Technology Corporation,
apliecina, ka šī 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter
atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK pamatprasībām un
citiem atbilstošiem noteikumiem.
64 Hierbij verklaart , PLANET Technology
orporation, dat 802.11n Wireless USB Adapter
in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen
en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG
Niniejszym firma PLANET Technology
Corporation, oświadcza, że 802.11ac
Wireless High Power USB Adapter spełnia
wszystkie istotne wymogi i klauzule zawarte w
dokumencie „Directive 1999/5/EC”.
PLANET Technology Corporation, declara
que este 802.11ac Wireless USB Adapter está
conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Výrobca PLANET Technology Corporation,
týmto deklaruje, že táto 802.11ac Wireless
USB Adapter je v súlade so základnými
požiadavkami a ďalšími relevantnými predpismi
smernice 1999/5/EC.
PLANET Technology Corporation, s tem
potrjuje, da je ta 802.11ac Wireless USB
Adapter skladen/a z osnovnimi zahtevami in
ustreznimi določili Direktive 1999/5/EC.
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