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IMPORTANT: Do not install the Adapter into your PC
until instructed to do so or the setup will not work.
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Wireless-G PCI Adapter with SpeedBooster
External Antenna
Setup Wizard CD-ROM
User Guide on CD-ROM
Quick Installation and Registration Card
2.4 GHz Wireless-G
802.11g
PCI Adapter with SpeedBooster
Quick Installation
Wireless
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WMP54GS
Install the Adapter’s Software
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Insert the Setup Wizard CDROM into your CD-ROM drive.
The Setup Wizard should run
automatically, and the
Welcome screen should
appear. If it does not, click the
Start button and choose Run.
In the field that appears, enter
D:\setup.exe (if “D” is the letter
of your CD-ROM drive).
To install the Adapter, click
Install on the Welcome screen.
Read the License Agreement,
and click Next to continue the
installation. If you click Cancel,
you will end the installation.
The Wireless Mode screen will
appear. Click the Infrastructure
Mode radio button if you want
to connect to a wireless router
or access point. Click the AdHoc Mode radio button if you
want to connect to another
wireless device directly without
using a wireless router or
access point.
If you chose Ad-Hoc Mode,
select the operating channel
that is used in your network
from the Channel drop-down
menu.
Select the Network Mode from
the drop-down menu. Keep
the default setting, Mixed
Mode, if you have Wireless-G
and Wireless-B devices in your
network. Select G-Only Mode if
you have only Wireless-G
devices in your network.
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Then click Next.
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If your network has the wireless
security disabled, keep the
default, Disabled, and
proceed to Step J.
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In the SSID field, enter the
name used for your wireless
network. The default setting is
linksys (all lowercase).
Then click Next.
If you chose Infrastructure
Mode, go to Step F now.
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If your network has WEP
encryption enabled, then
select the level of WEP
encryption, 64-bit or 128-bit.
Enter a Passphrase, and the
WEP key will be automatically
generated.
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If you want to manually enter
the WEP key, leave the
Passphrase field blank and
enter the WEP key in the WEP
Key field.
Then click Next.
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If your network uses WPA
Personal, select TKIP or AES
Encryption and enter a
Passphrase of 8-63 characters.
Click Next.
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After the files have been
successfully copied, the
Congratulations screen will
appear. Click Exit.
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If your network uses WPA2
Personal, enter a Passphrase
of 8-63 characters. Click Next.
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For Windows 2000 users, a
screen stating that a digital
signature was not found may
appear. This software has been
tested and found to work
properly with Windows 2000.
Click Yes to continue the
installation.
The Setup Wizard will ask you to
review your settings before it
starts to copy files. Click Next to
save these settings, or click
Back to change any settings.
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Install the Adapter
Power off your desktop PC.
Open your PC case, and
locate an available PCI slot on
the motherboard. Check with
your computer manufacturer
for instructions.
Slide the Adapter into the PCI
slot. Make sure that all of its pins
are touching the slot’s
contacts. You may have to
apply a bit of pressure to slide
the Adapter all the way in.
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After the Adapter is set firmly in
place, secure its fastening tab
to your PC’s chassis with a
mounting screw. Then close
your PC case.
Attach the external antenna to
the Adapter’s antenna port and
position it straight up.
Power on your desktop PC.
For Windows 2000 users, a
screen stating that a digital
signature was not found may
appear. The Adapter has been
tested and found to work
properly with Windows 2000.
Click Yes.
After the Adapter is installed, the
Wireless Network Monitor icon
will appear in the system
tray at the bottom righthand corner of your
screen.
NOTE: Double-click the icon if you want
to check the link information, search for
available wireless networks, or make
additional configuration changes.
Congratulations! The installation of
the Wireless-G PCI Adapter with
SpeedBooster is complete.
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For additional information or troubleshooting
help, refer to the User Guide on the Setup CDROM. You can also call or e-mail for further
support.
24-hour Technical Support
800-326-7114
(toll-free from US or Canada)
E-mail Support
support@linksys.com
Website
http://www.linksys.com or
http://support.linksys.com
RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization)
http://www.linksys.com/support
FTP Site
ftp://ftp.linksys.com
Sales Information
800-546-5797 (800-LINKSYS)
Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of
Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S.
and certain other countries. Copyright © 2005
Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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