1 IEEE 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter User’s Guide Version: 3.0 — August 2001
8 USB WLAN Adapter features: 1. High-speed wireless connection, up to 11 Mbps 2. IEEE802.11b (DSSS) standard for 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN 3. Plug-and-P
9 1.3 Wireless Networking Scenarios As our IEEE802.11b USB Adapter is interoperable and compatible with other IEEE 802.11b compliant products from
10 A. Peer-to-Peer Networking: An Ad Hoc Network could be easily set up with some PCs and this IEEE802.11b USB WLAN USB Adapters or our other WLAN d
11 B. Cooperate LAN (Local Area Networking): With some IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapters and Access Points, it is easy to construct a LAN with access
12 1.4 Advantages for Using Wireless Network IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN can wirelessly transmit and receive data, minimizing the need for wired connect
13 - Flexible Workgroups and Lower Cost: For workspaces that are frequently reconfigured for temporarily use such as demo in exhibitions, wireless
14 2. Quick Start to Wireless Networking 1. Insert the installation CD, and it will automatically start the setup program for WLAN Utility and drive
15 3. After restarting your PC/notebook, insert USB adapter into USB connector of the notebook or desktop. 4.Operation System will detect new devic
16 5.Double click the shortcut icon of WLAN USB, and then check the toolbar at the bottom of the screen—there is a small icon to indicate the connect
17 7. Now you may enter “Internet Explorer” to surf the Internet. Freely without wires
18 3. Step-by-Step Installation Guide This section will lead you through the installation of USB Adapter and IEEE802.11b USB WLAN software in details
19 3.1 Install the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility / Driver NOTE: Please install the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility / Driver first prior to inserting
20 3. Please select the applications you would like to install, and click “Next“. To go on the installation, please select “Install IEEE802.11b USB
21 4. The default destination folder is displayed in the setup dialog column. You may change the default folder by clicking “Browse“ to select the
22 5. Select the Program Folder for IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility and click “Next “. 6. You will be asked if you wish to add an IEEE802.
23 7. The user manual is published in Portable Document Format (PDF). If Acrobat Reader does not exist in your system, the following message will
24 3.2 Install the USB Adapter NOTE: The IEEE802.11b USB WLAN driver and utility are included in the accompanying installation CD. Please fo
25 2. After connecting the USB Adapter to your PC/notebook, the setup will automatically start. NOTE: If you are asked to insert a “Windows 98
26 3.3 IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter has its own management software, named IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility, and users can c
27 3.3.1 Setting • Operating Mode: If you want to connect to an Access Point, please set the mode as ”Infrastructure”. If you have more stations
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28 • MAC Address: It displays the MAC address of your IEEE802.11b USB device, and the parameter cannot be changed. • Other information: The Signa
29 3.3.2 Statistics • The following screen shows various statistics including the Data Packets, Management Packets and Rejected Packets in transmi
30 3.3.3 Site Survey • The screen shows the messages of all the Access Points within the communication range of your IEEE 802.11b USB Adapter. The m
31 3.3.4 Encryption You may enhance the security level of wireless network by enabling the Encryption function. • WEP Key to use: You can choose o
32 ! Caution: WEP Key needs to be the same for all IEEE802.11b stations. Follow the steps below to set your WEP: (1) Select the Encryption type: 64
34 3.3.5 Advanced • The screen shows the advanced setting of the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility, and it includes Preamble Type, Fragmentation Threshol
35 • After adjusting the settings, please click on the “Submit” button to save all the settings.
36 3.3.6 Version • The screen shows the version of Driver, Firmware, and Application for IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility / Driver.
37 3.4 Remove your USB Adapter If you do not need the wireless connectivity of your IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter, you can unplug and remove your U
2 Table of Contents 1. Welcome……………………………………………………………4 1.1 Kit Contents...
38 3.5 Uninstall the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility / Driver If you do not need the wireless connectivity of your IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter… 1. Fir
39 3. You will be asked if you are sure to uninstall the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility and all of its components. Click “ Yes “ to run the un-insta
40 4. Network Application This section consists of the network applications of IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter, including: ! How to Survey the network
41 4.1 Surveying the Network Neighborhood When multiple base stations are up and running in your wireless network, you can use the procedure descri
42 ! Powered up and logged on to the network. ! Configured to operate with identical Microsoft Network settings concerning: $ Networking Protocol
43 4.2 File Sharing in Microsoft Windows 98 IEEE802.11b USB WLAN allows the sharing of files between computers that are logged onto the same wirel
44 3. Select “Shared As“ to open your folder for file sharing. You can also select and define the level of access for your folder. • If “Re
45 4. Click “Apply“ or “OK“ to activate the options that you have set. Now you can see the folder “My Documents“ with a small hand under it. The f
46 4.3 Printer Sharing in Windows 98 In order to share your printer with other stations of the same across the network, you have to set it as a netw
47 4. Click the Sharing tab, and then click “Shared As“. If necessary, enter a password.
3 5. Specifications……………………………………………………..50 5.1 Physical Specifications... 50 5.2 Availab
48 4.4 Using the Shared Folder If you would like to access a shared folder stored in other stations of same network, please follow the process below:
49 4.5 Using the Shared Network printer To use the shared network printer(s), please refer to the following process: 1. In the “Network Neighborhoo
50 5. Specifications 5.1 Physical Specifications Dimensions (L x W x H) 120 X 77 x 25mm Weight 80g Host Interface USB 1.1 Compliant Antenna Int
51 5.2 Available Channels in Each Country
52 5.3 Networking Compliant Standards Standard IEEE802.11b Wi-Fi Compliment Host Systems Windows98/2000/Me,CE Media Access Protocol CSMA/CA with A
53 5.4 Operating Specifications Frequency Band 2.400 ~ 2.4835GHz (subject to local regulations) Number of Channel: USA and Canada -11 Most Fra
54 Receive Sensitivity: Nominal Temp Range: -1 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -90 dBm, minimum -5.5 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -87 dBm, minimum -11 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -84 dBm, m
55 Roaming: Full mobility and seamless roaming from cell to cell and across access points (subject to access point) Management Utility: Link Conf
56 6. Troubleshooting If you encounter some problems while installing the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter or you want to confirm whether the USB Adapte
57 6.1 Check the Various Properties of the Card To verify if the driver has been set in your computer properly, you can follow the procedures belo
4 1. Welcome Thank you for purchasing our IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN USB Adapter, and welcome to Wireless LAN—the easy way to wireless networking. This
58 • If there is a Question-mark (?) or an Exclamation-mark (!) in yellow on your IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Adapter in the previous picture, please make
59 6.2 Microsoft Networking Checklist In order to run the IEEE802.11b USB WLAN properly, some network items must be presented in the Microsoft “N
60 Set up the Network Protocols: • Refer to the picture above—Click “Add“ button to enter the windows displayed below.
61 • Click “Add“ and then choose the network protocol. Select Microsoft as the manufacturer and pick “NetBEUI“, “TCP/IP“, and “IPX/SPX-compatible
62 Network Service for Microsoft Networking: • Click “Add“ and select “Service“.
63 • Select “Microsoft“ as the manufacturer and choose “File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks“ for network service; • Click “ OK “ t
64 6.3 Others Additional Note for Windows 98 earlier edition If your system is running Windows 98 first edition, you may use one of the following
65 Regulatory Information The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this
66 USA – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Digital Devices, purs
67 Canada – Industry Canada (IC) This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
5 1.1 Kit Contents The IEEE802.11b USB Wireless LAN kit should include the following items: a. 1 USB Adapter b. 1 USB Cable.
6 c. 1 CD including: 1. IEEE802.11b USB WLAN Utility & Driver software 2. Acrobat Reader 4.05 3. User Manual PDF f
7 1.2 Main Feature of WLAN USB Adapter A. Power ON/OFF LED B. Status LED ! Off: No wireless activity ! Blinking: Sensing/transmitting wire