DN-70543_manual_English_20151130

DN-70543_manual_English_20151130
WIRELESS 300N USB 2.0
INTERNET ADAPTER
User Manual
DN-70542 Rev.2 • DN-70543 Rev.2
Content
CHAPTER 1. Introduction ........................................................................ 3
1.1 Product Features.......................................................................................... 3
1.2 Package contents ......................................................................................... 3
1.3 Indicator Description .................................................................................... 3
CHAPTER 2: Quick Installation Guide ..................................................... 4
2.1 Driver Installation ......................................................................................... 4
2.2 Connect to Wireless Access Point ................................................................ 7
2.2.2 Using Windows Zero Configuration ..................................................... 12
CHAPTER 3: Client Utility ...................................................................... 17
3.1 Connection Profile Management ................................................................ 17
3.1.1 Add a new profile ................................................................................ 18
3.1.2 Remove an existing profile .................................................................. 20
3.1.3 Edit an existing profile ......................................................................... 20
3.1.4 Make a copy of existing profile ............................................................ 21
3.1.5 Set as default profile ........................................................................... 21
3.2 View Network Statistics, General Information, and Status .......................... 22
3.2.1 General Information ............................................................................ 22
3.2.2 Status .................................................................................................. 23
3.2.3 View Network Statistics ....................................................................... 23
3.3 Miscellaneous Settings .............................................................................. 24
3.4 Establish secure connection with AP by WPS ............................................ 25
3.4.1 PIN Code ............................................................................................ 27
3.4.2 Push Button ........................................................................................ 28
CHAPTER 4
Soft-AP Function............................................................. 29
4.1 Switch to AP Mode and Station Mode ........................................................ 29
4.1.1 Configure SSID and Channel .............................................................. 31
4.1.2 Setup Soft‐AP Security ....................................................................... 32
4.2 Advanced Settings ..................................................................................... 33
4.3 Wireless Statistics ...................................................................................... 34
4.4 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) ............................................................. 35
CHAPTER 5: Troubleshooting ................................................................ 35
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CHAPTER 1. Introduction
DIGITUS new 2T2R wireless 802.11b/g/n USB adapter series comes with two models.
DN-70542 is the mini-size version whereas DN-70543 integrates external detachable
dipole antenna for better transmission and reception. In addition to the common
wireless standards 802.11b/g, this new wireless adapter series is also 802.11n
compatible with data transfer rate up to 300Mbps, which is three times faster than
802.11g wireless network!
1.1 Product Features

Complies with IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b standards
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Provides USB2.0 port
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Provides 150/300Mbps receiving rate and 150/300Mbps sending rate
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Supports 20MHz/40MHz frequency width
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Auto-detects and changes the network transmission rate
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Provides two work modes: Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc
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Supports Soft AP to establish your wireless LAN networking
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Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 encryption methods and 802.1x security
authentication standard
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Supports WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) encryption method to free you from
remembering long passwords
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Easy-to-install, plug and play
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Supports Windows XP/VISTA/Win7/8/10/Linux/Macintosh
1.2 Package contents
The package contains:

One Wireless 801.11b/g/n USB adapter

One CD (include driver/utility/user manual)
NOTE: If any of the listed contents are damaged or missing, please contact the
retailer from whom you purchased the product for assistance.
1.3 Indicator Description
LED blinking indicates the data communication.
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CHAPTER 2: Quick Installation Guide
This chapter describes how to use the included CD-ROM which includes the Driver
and the Client Utility.
2.1 Driver Installation
Please follow the below instructions to install the Wireless USB Adapter:
2.1.1
Insert the USB wireless network adapter into an available USB 2.0 port of your
computer. Please note that the USB connector side is directional, so please flip the
USB adapter when it cannot be inserted into the USB port.
2.1.2
The following message will appear on your computer, click ‘Cancel / Close’.
Under Windows XP
Under Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10
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2.1.3
Insert the driver CD into your CD-ROM. You can see autorun screen below. If not, you
can double click ‘autorun.exe’ on CD.
Click ‘Install Driver’ to start the installation procedure
2.1.4
Installation wizard will then be shown. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
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2.1.5
Once the installation is finished the computer will be asked to reboot. You can click
‘Finish’ and reboot the computer to finish the driver installation.
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2.1.6
A new icon will appear near the clock of system tray:
Left-click the icon will launch wireless network configuration utility, and you can
right-click the icon to show the quick menu of configuration utility. This icon also uses
different color to show the status of wireless connection:
Wireless connection is established, good signal reception.
Wireless connection is established, weak signal reception.
Connection is not established yet.
Wireless network card is not detected.
For detailed instructions of wireless network configuration utility,
please see next chapter.
2.2 Connect to Wireless Access Point
To use wireless network, you have to connect to a wireless access point first. You can
either use Client utility (comes with network card driver), or Windows Zero Config
utility (comes with Windows operating system).
2.2.1 Using Client Utility
Please follow the following instructions to use Client configuration utility to connect to
wireless access point.
1. Left-click the Client configuration utility icon located at lower-right corner of
computer desktop, and configuration menu will appear:
HERE!
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2. Wireless utility will appear. Click ‘Available Network’ menu to search for wireless
access points nearby.
3. Please wait for a while, and all wireless access points which can be reached by
this wireless network card will be displayed here.
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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 not appear, try to move the computer closer.
When the access point you’re looking for is on the list, left-click it and then double click
it or click ‘Add to Profile’.
4. If a password (a.k.a. ‘Network Key’) is required to access the wireless access
point, please input it in ‘Network key’ (and input it again in ‘Confirm network key’
for confirmation). Click ‘OK’ when password is properly inputted.
NOTE: Network security type (‘Network Authentication’ and ‘Data
encryption’) will be selected automatically based on wireless access
point’s security setting. It’s not required to change these settings by
yourself.
All options in this page will be filled automatically according to the access point you
wish to add to profile. However, you can still modify any of them to meet your
requirement.
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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.
This
is
a Check this box if you wish to connect to another computer /
computer-to-computer network device by ad hoc method. When not accessing to
(ad hoc) network
wireless access point, you have to check this box.
Channel
Select wireless channel for ad hoc connection. This option
only appears when you’re using ad hoc connection.
Network Authentication Select the network authentication type from drop-down
menu. This setting must be identical with the setting of
wireless access point you with to connect.
Data encryption
Select the data encryption type from drop-down menu. This
setting must be identical with the setting of wireless access
point you with to connect.
ASCII / PASSPHRASE 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 with to connect.
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.
Network key / Confirm When the encryption type is ‘WPA’ or ‘WPA2-PSK’, it’s
network key
required to input a set of ‘passphrase’ to connect to wireless
access point. Please input the same passphrase in two
boxes for confirmation.
EAP TYPE / Tunnel / When authentication type is any of 802.1X, you have to
Provision Mode
select EAP type, tunnel, and provision mode from dropdown
menu. This setting must be identical with your 802.1x
authentication server.
Username / Identity / Please input 802.1x related authentication information here.
Domain / Password
Certificate
If certification is required to authenticate with 802.1x
authentication server, please select a local certificate from
dropdown list.
PAC
Check this box and PAC (Privilege Access Certificate) will be
automatically selected.
Please click ‘OK’ when ready.
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5. Network card will attempt to connect to access point now, this may require few
seconds to minutes, please be patient. When the ‘Status’ become ‘Associated’ ,
your computer is connected to access point you selected. Click ‘Close’ to close
configuration menu.
NOTE: If you connected to an access point but the connection has been
dropped soon, please check security settings and re-check
password spelling.
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2.2.2 Using Windows Zero Configuration
Windows XP and Vista has a built-in wireless network configuration utility, called as
‘Windows Zero Configuration’ (WZC). You can also use WZC to configure your
wireless network parameter:
1. Right-click Client configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config Utility’.
2. Check ‘Windows Zero Config’ box.
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3. A message indicating that you’ve been switched to Windows Zero.
NOTE: To return to use Client utility, uncheck ‘Windows Zero Config’ box.
4. Click ‘Start’ button (should be located at the bottom-left corner of windows
desktop), click ‘Control Panel’, then click ‘Network and Internet Connections’ in
Control Panel.
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5. Double click ‘Network Connections’.
6. Right-click ‘Wireless Network Connection’ (it may have a number as suffix if you
have more than one wireless network card, please make sure you right-click the
Wireless LAN 802.11n USB Network Adapter), then select ‘View Available
Wireless Networks’.
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7. 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, then click ‘Connect’.
8. If the access point is protected by encryption, you have to input its security 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
security key or passphrase.
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9. If you can see ‘Connected’ message, the connection between your computer and
wireless access point is successfully established.
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CHAPTER 3: Client Utility
3.1 Connection Profile Management
If you need to connect to different wireless access points at different time, like of
access point of your home, office, cybercafe, or public wireless service, you can store
the connection parameters (encryption, passphrase, security etc, etc.) as a profile for
every access point, so you don’t have to input these parameters every time when you
want to connect to a specific wireless access point.
To manage profiles, right-click the Client configuration utility icon located at lower-right
corner of computer desktop, then click ‘Open Config Utility’.
Click the ‘Profile’ menu.
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3.1.1
Add a new profile
By this function you can setup the connection parameters for a specific wireless
access point in advance, without contacting it first.
If you want to create a new profile, click ‘Profile’ menu, then click ‘Add’ button.
You’ll be prompted to input connection parameters for the wireless access point you
wish to connect:
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Required parameters are:
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 must be identical with the SSID of the access point you
wish to connect.
This
is
a Check this box if you wish to connect to another computer /
computer-to-computer network device by ad hoc method. When not accessing to
(ad hoc) network
wireless access point, you have to check this box.
Channel
Select wireless channel for ad hoc connection. This option
only appears when you’re using ad hoc connection.
Network Authentication Select the network authentication type from drop-down
menu. This setting must be identical with the setting of
wireless access point you with to connect.
Data encryption
Select the data encryption type from drop-down menu. This
setting must be identical with the setting of wireless access
point you with to connect.
ASCII / PASSPHRASE 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 with to connect.
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.
Network key / Confirm When the encryption type is ‘WPA’ or ‘WPA2-PSK’, it’s
network key
required to input a set of ‘passphrase’ to connect to wireless
access point. Please input the same passphrase in two
boxes for confirmation.
EAP TYPE / Tunnel / When authentication type is any of 802.1X, you have to
Provision Mode
select EAP type, tunnel, and provision mode from
dropdown menu. This setting must be identical with your
802.1x authentication server.
Username / Identity / Please input 802.1x related authentication information here.
Domain / Password
Certificate
If certification is required to authenticate with 802.1x
authentication server, please select a local certificate from
dropdown list.
PAC
Check this box and PAC (Privilege Access Certificate) will
be automatically selected.
When all required parameters are set, click ‘OK’ to create and save a new profile.
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3.1.2 Remove an existing profile
When you no longer need an existing profile, you can remove it.
If you want to remove a profile, click ‘Profile’ menu, then select an existing profile
which you wish to remove, and then click ‘Remove’ button.
3.1.3 Edit an existing profile
If you have added a profile before, and you wish to change the content of the profile,
you can use this function. Please select a profile from the list first, then click ‘Edit’
button. You’ll be provided with the contents of selected profile, and you can edit them.
Click ‘OK’ to save changes, or click ‘Cancel’ to discard changes.
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3.1.4 Make a copy of existing profile
If you need to make a copy of a specific profile, you can use this function. This
function is very convenient when you need to build a new profile which parameters are
similar to any existing profile.
To do this, select an existing profile, then click ‘Duplicate’ button.
You’ll be prompted to input a profile name, please use an identical name that does not
exist in profile list.
3.1.5 Set as default profile
If you wish to use a specific profile as default connection, you can select a profile in
the list, and click ‘Set Default’. Selected profile will become default selection and
Client configuration utility will attempt to connect to selected access point.
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3.2 View Network Statistics, General Information, and Status
The configuration utility provides information about network statistics and link status. If
you want to know how your wireless network card works, you can use these functions
to get detailed information about the wireless connection you’re using.
3.2.1 General Information
If you want to know the general information of the access point you’re connecting to,
click ‘General’ menu:
All general information like signal strength and link quality will be displayed here.
These information are very useful when you encounter some problem on connecting
to access point.
If you wish to get a new IP address from DHCP server, you can click ‘ReNew IP’
button.
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3.2.2 Status
If you want to know the status of your wireless network card, click ‘Status’ menu:
3.2.3 View Network Statistics
To view the statistical data of wireless network card, click ‘Statistics’ menu, and the
statistics of wireless connection will be displayed:
All connection-related statistics is displayed here. You can click ‘Reset’ button, to
reset the statistics of all items back to 0.
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3.3 Miscellaneous Settings
There are few functions provided by Client configuration utility, you can access these
functions from the bottom of configuration menu:
The descriptions of these function are listed as follow:
Show Tray Icon
Check this box to show an icon on system tray.
Uncheck this box to hide it.
Radio Off
Switch wireless radio off. Wireless network functionalities are
disabled.
Disable Adapter
Disable wireless network adapter. All functionalities of configration
menu will disappear. To resume, unckeck ‘Disable Adapter’.
Windows
Config
Zero Use Windows Zero Configuration to manage wireless connections.
See section 2.2.2.
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3.4 Establish secure connection with AP by WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the latest wireless network technology which makes
wireless network setup become very simple. If you have WPS-enabled wireless
access point, and you want to establish a secure connection to it, you don’t have to
configure the wireless access point and setup data encryption by yourself. All you
have to do is to go to the WPS setup page of this wireless card, click a button, and
then press a specific button or enter a set of 8-digit code on the wireless access point
you wish to establish a secure connection - just three simple steps!
For older wireless access points, it’s possible to perform a firmware upgrade to
become a WPS-enabled access point. Since they may not have a hardware button to
press for WPS setup, you can use an alternative WPS setup method - input the pin
code. Every WPS-compatible wireless network card support pin code configuration
method; you can just input the code to wireless access point, and the wireless access
point and wireless network card will do the rest for you.
This wireless network card is compatible with WPS. To use this function, the wireless
access point you wish to connect to must support WPS function too. Now, please
follow the following instructions to establish secure connection between WPS-enabled
wireless access point and your wireless network card.
This wireless network card supports 2 kinds of WPS: PIN code and Push-Button.
Please follow the following instructions to setup WPS:
1. Right-click Client configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config Utility’.
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2. Click ‘Wi-Fi Protect Setup’ menu.
3. You can use PIN code or Push-Button configuration, and WPS-compatible
wireless access point must use the same type of WPS. For instructions on setup
each type of WPS, see next 2 chapters for detailed instructions.
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3.4.1 PIN Code
To use PIN Code, please click ‘Pin Input Config (PIN)’ button:
You’ll be prompted to select an access point you wish to connect. If you know its SSID,
click ‘Yes’, otherwise click ‘No’.
If you select ‘Yes’, a list of all WPS-compatible AP nearby will be displayed; you can
click ‘Refresh’ to rescan, then select an AP and click ‘Select’ button.
If you select ‘No’, wireless network card will prompt you to enter 8-digit PIN code into
your AP, without selecting an AP in advance.
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After you select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ in previous step, network card will attempt to connect to
WPS-compatible AP, and an 8-digit number will appear. Please input this number to
AP’s configuration menu within 2 minutes, and network card will establish secure
connection with AP automatically.
To stop this procedure before connection is established, click ‘Cancel’.
3.4.2 Push Button
To use Push-Button WPS configuration, please click ‘Push Button Config (PBC)’
button. This is the easiest way to establish secure connection by WPS, but if there’re
more than one WPS-compatible AP using Push-Button config, please use PIN Code
instead.
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After you click “Push Button Config(PBC)”, a message box will appear:
Please activate Push-Button function on wireless access point now, and wireless
network card will establish secure connection with access point within one minute.
CHAPTER 4 Soft-AP Function
Excepting become a wireless client of other wireless access points, this wireless
adapter can act as a wireless service provider also! You can switch this wireless
adapter’s operating mode to ‘AP’ mode to simulate the function of a real wireless
access point by software, and all other computers and wireless devices can connect
to your computer wirelessly, even share the internet connection you have!
Please follow the instructions in following chapters to use the AP function of your
wireless card.
4.1 Switch to AP Mode and Station Mode
The operating mode of the wireless card is ‘Station Mode’ (becoming a client of other
wireless access points) by default.
Please follow the following instructions to switch to AP mode:
1. Right-click Client configuration utility icon, and click ‘Open Config Utility’.
2. Select ‘Mode’, and then select ‘Access Point’.
It requires few seconds to switch to AP mode, please be patient.
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After mode switch is complete, you’ll see general information of software AP, which
shows AP’s SSID and connected wireless clients.
Client mode icon :
Software AP icon:
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4.1.1 Configure SSID and Channel
To configure software AP, click ‘Config’ button:
The ‘Wireless Network Properties’ is displayed.
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Please note that Ad-Hoc mode is not available when network card is in AP mode.
The description of major setup items are listed below:
Network Name
(SSID)
Channel
Please input the SSID (the name used to identify this
wireless access point) here. Up to 32 numerical characters
can be accepted here, excepting space.
Please select the wireless channel you wish to use,
from 1 to 13.
To save changes, click ‘OK’; otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to leave this menu and keep
settings untouched.
4.1.2 Setup Soft‐AP Security
To setup security options for Soft-AP, configure ‘Wireless Network Security’ section as
follow:
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The description of setup items about wireless security are listed below:
Network
Authentication
Data Encryption
Select network authentication mode from dropdown menu.
Select data encryption method from dropdown menu.
ASCII
PASSPHRASE
/ If the encryption method is WEP, check either ‘ASCII’ or
‘PASSPHRASE’ box and input it in the box as WEP
passphrase.
Key Index
Select WEP key index (1-4). If you don’t know which one
you should use, select 1.
Network
key
/ IF network authentication mode is WPA, please input WPA
Confirm
network passphrase in both box.
key
To save changes, click ‘OK’; otherwise click ‘Cancel’ to leave this menu and keep
settings untouched.
4.2 Advanced Settings
If you want to setup advanced settings of software access point, select ‘Advanced’
menu. If you don’t know the meaning and affects of these settings, keep them
untouched.
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The description of all setup items are listed below:
Beacon Interval
DTIM Period
Please input wireless beacon time interval here.
Please input DTIM (Delivery Traffic Indication Message) here.
Preamble Mode
Select wireless frame preamble mode (long or short) from
dropdown menu.
Set Defaults
Reset all settings back to factory default value.
Apply
Save changes.
If you changed any setting here and cause problem on communicating with wireless
clients, click ‘Set Defaults’ to reset all settings back to default setting.
4.3 Wireless Statistics
Select ‘Statistics’ menu and the data statistics about software access point will be
displayed.
Click ‘Reset’ to reset the value of every item back to ‘0’.
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4.4 Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
In this page, you can assign a network card on your computer as the path for all
wireless clients to get connected to Internet.
If you have only one network card (except this software access point), you don’t have
to select network card here; if you have more than one network card, select the one
you wish to be used as Internet gateway.
Click ‘Apply’ to save changes (‘Apply’ is grayed out when no changes are made in
this page).
CHAPTER 5: Troubleshooting
If you encounter any problem when you’re using this wireless network card, don’t
panic! Before you call your dealer of purchase for help, please check this
troubleshooting table, the solution of your problem could be very simple, and you can
solve the problem by yourself !
Scenario
I can’t find any
wireless access
point / wireless
device in ‘Site
Survey’ function.
Solution
1. Click ‘Rescan’ for few more times and see if you can find any
wireless access point or wireless device.
2. Please move closer to any known wireless access point.
3. Ad hoc’ function must be enabled for the wireless device you
wish to establish a direct wireless link.
4. Please adjust the position of network card (you may have to
move your computer if you’re using a notebook computer) and
click ‘Rescan’ button for few more times. If you can find the
wireless access point or wireless device you want to connect
by doing this, try to move closer to the place where the
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wireless access point or wireless device is located.
Nothing happens
when I click ‘Open
Config Utility’
I cannot establish
connection with a
certain wireless
access point
The network is slow
/ having problem
when transferring
large files
1. Please make sure the wireless network card is inserted into
your computer’s USB port.
2. Reboot the computer and try again.
3. Remove the card and insert it into another USB port.
4. Remove the driver and re-install.
5. Contact the dealer of purchase for help.
1. Click ‘Add to Profile’ for few more times.
2. If the SSID of access point you wish to connect is hidden
(nothing displayed in ‘SSID’ field in ‘Site Survey’ function),
you have to input correct SSID of the access point you wish to
connect. Please contact the owner of access point to ask for
correct SSID.
3. You have to input correct passphrase / security key to connect
an access point with encryption. Please contact the owner of
access point to ask for correct passphrase / security key.
4. The access point you wish to connect only allows network
cards with specific MAC address to establish connection.
Please go to ‘Status’ menu and write the value of ‘MAC
Address’ down, then present this value to the owner of
access point so he / she can add the MAC address of your
network card to his / her access point’s list.
1. Move closer to the place where access point is located.
2. There could be too much people using the same radio
channel. Ask the owner of the access point to change the
channel number.
Please try one or more solutions listed above.
Hereby ASSMANN Electronic GmbH, declares that this device is in compliance with the requirements
of Directive 1999/5/EC and the Directive 2011/65/EC for RoHS compliance. The complete declaration
of conformity can be requested by post under the below mentioned manufacturer address.
Assmann Electronic GmbH
Auf dem Schüffel 3
58513 Lüdenscheid
Germany
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