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  • Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter
  • Starting the Setup
  • Figure 4-1: Setup Wizard’s Welcome Screen
  • Connecting the Adapter
  • Setting up the Adapter
  • Figure 4-3: Connecting the Adapter
  • Figure 4-5: WEP Key Needed for Connection
  • Figure 4-7: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection
  • Figure 4-9: Available Wireless Network
  • Figure 4-14: Wireless Security - WPA Personal
  • Figure 4-18: Wireless Security - WPA2 Enterprise - EAP- TLS
  • Figure 4-20: Wireless Security - RADIUS - EAP-TLS
  • Figure 4-22: Confirm New Settings
  • Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor
  • Accessing the Wireless Network Monitor
  • Using the Wireless Network Monitor
  • Link Information
  • Figure 5-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon
  • Figure 5-4: More Information - Network Statistics
  • Connect
  • Figure 5-6: WEP Key Needed for Connection
  • Figure 5-7: WPA Personal Needed for Connection
  • Profiles
  • Create a New Profile
  • Figure 5-10: Creating a Profile
  • Figure 5-12: WPA Personal Needed for Connection
  • Figure 5-13: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection
  • Figure 5-15: Available Wireless Networks
  • Figure 5-17: Wireless Mode
  • Figure 5-20: Wireless Security - WPA Personal
  • Figure 5-22: Wireless Security - WPA Enterprise - EAP- TLS
  • Figure 5-24: Wireless Security - WPA2 Enterprise - EAP- TLS
  • Figure 5-26: Wireless Security - RADIUS - EAP-TLS
  • Figure 5-28: Confirm New Settings
  • Appendix A: Troubleshooting
  • Common Problems and Solutions
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Appendix B: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration
  • Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration
  • Figure B-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon
  • Figure B-4: Available Wireless Network
  • Figure B-6: Network Connection - Wireless Security
  • Appendix C: Wireless Security
  • Security Precautions
  • Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks
  • Appendix D: Windows Help
  • Appendix E: Glossary
  • Appendix F: Specifications

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4 GHz Wireless-N
WIRELESS
Model No.

USB Network Adapter

User Guide

WUSB300N

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter

Copyright and Trademarks
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Copyright © 2006 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

How to Use this User Guide
This user guide has been designed to make understanding networking with the Network Adapter easier than ever. Look for the following items when reading this User Guide: This checkmark means there is a note of interest and is something you should pay special attention to while using the Network Adapter. This exclamation point means there is a caution or warning and is something that could damage your property or the Network Adapter.

This question mark provides you with a reminder about something you might need to do while using the Network Adapter. In addition to these symbols, there are definitions for technical terms that are presented like this: word: definition. Also, each figure (diagram, screenshot, or other image) is provided with a figure number and description, like this: Figure 0-1: Sample Figure Description Figure numbers and descriptions can also be found in the "List of Figures" section.

WUSB300N-UG-WHQL and WPA60830NC BW

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Welcome What’s in this User Guide?

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Chapter 2: Planning your Wireless Network
Network Topology Roaming Network Layout

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Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter
The LED Indicators

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Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter
Starting the Setup Connecting the Adapter Setting up the Adapter

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Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor
Accessing the Wireless Network Monitor Using the Wireless Network Monitor Link Information Connect Profiles Create a New Profile

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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Common Problems and Solutions Frequently Asked Questions

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Appendix B: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration
Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration

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Appendix C: Wireless Security
Security Precautions Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks

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Appendix D: Windows Help Appendix E: Glossary Appendix F: Specifications

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Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix G: Warranty Information Appendix H: Regulatory Information Appendix I: Contact Information 50 51 58 .

RADIUS .PEAP Figure 4-22: Confirm New Settings Figure 4-23: Congratulations screen Figure 5-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon Figure 5-2: Link Information Figure 5-3: More Information .Wireless Network Status Figure 5-4: More Information .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter List of Figures Figure 3-1: Front Panel Figure 4-1: Setup Wizard’s Welcome Screen Figure 4-2: Setup Wizard’s License Agreement Figure 4-3: Connecting thWPAe Adapter Figure 4-4: Available Wireless Networks Figure 4-5: WEP Key Needed for Connection Figure 4-6: WPA Needed for Connection Figure 4-7: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection Figure 4-8: Congratulations Figure 4-9: Available Wireless Network Figure 4-10: Network Settings Figure 4-11: Wireless Mode Figure 4-12: Ad-Hoc Mode Settings Figure 4-13: Wireless Security .Network Statistics Figure 5-5: Connect Figure 5-6: WEP Key Needed for Connection 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 19 20 .WEP Figure 4-14: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 4-20: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-17: Wireless Security .WPA Figure 4-15: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-19: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 4-18: Wireless Security .WPA Enterprise .WPA2 Personal Figure 4-16: Wireless Security .WPA Enterprise .EAP-TLS Figure 4-21: Wireless Security .RADIUS .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA2 Enterprise .

Use Windows XP Wireless Configuration Figure B-3: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Icon Figure B-4: Available Wireless Network Figure B-5: No Wireless Security Figure B-6: Network Connection .WPA2 Enterprise .WEP Figure 5-20: Wireless Security .WPA Figure 5-21: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 5-26: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 5-28: Confirm New Settings Figure 5-29: Congratulations Figure B-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon Figure B-2: Windows XP .WPA Enterprise .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Figure 5-7: WPA Needed for Connection Figure 5-8: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection Figure 5-9: Profiles Figure 5-10: Creating a Profile Figure 5-11: WEP Key Needed for Connection Figure 5-12: WPA Needed for Connection Figure 5-13: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection Figure 5-14: Congratulations Figure 5-15: Available Wireless Networks Figure 5-16: Network Settings Figure 5-17: Wireless Mode Figure 5-18: Ad-Hoc Mode Settings Figure 5-19: Wireless Security .Wireless Security Figure B-7: Wireless Network Connection 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 36 36 36 37 37 38 38 .RADIUS .PEAP Figure 5-24: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-27: Wireless Security .WPA Enterprise .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA2 Personal Figure 5-22: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-23: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-25: Wireless Security .RADIUS .

The included Setup Wizard walks you through configuring the Adapter to your wireless network settings. 802. whether it’s using the Wireless-G (802. • Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network This chapter discusses a few of the basics about wireless networking. they can also be fun. Just connect it to your PC's USB port and enjoy incredible high-speed wireless network access. networks are not only useful in homes and offices.11g a wireless networking standard that specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome 1 . within their transmission radius. 802.11g) or Wireless-B (802. adapter: a device that adds network functionality to your PC. These instructions should be all you need to get the most out of the Adapter. By sharing the same wireless settings. So. encryption: encoding data transmitted in a network What’s in this User Guide? This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter.11b: a wireless networking standard that specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2.4GHz. Networks are even used for playing multiplayer video games. storage. Setting up your network and your Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is easier than ever. network: a series of computers or devices connected for the purpose of data sharing.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome Thank you for choosing the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. But what does all of this mean? Networks are useful tools for sharing computer resources. the Adapter allows for greater range and mobility within your wireless network. PCs equipped with wireless cards and adapters can communicate without cumbersome cables. • Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter This chapter describes the physical features of the Adapter.4GHz. Use the instructions in this Guide to help you set up and connect the Adapter using the Setup Wizard. and/or transmission between users. You can access one printer from different computers and access data located on another computer's hard drive. at unheard-of distances.11b) standard. How does the Adapter do this? Like all wireless products. bit: a binary digit. step by step. But with Wireless-N. • Chapter 1: Introduction This chapter describes the Adapter’s applications and this User Guide. it has even better range and speed. they form a wireless network.

• Appendix B: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration This appendix describes how to use Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration. • Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix describes some problems and solutions. • Appendix H: Regulatory Information This appendix supplies the Adapter’s regulatory information. • Appendix C: Wireless Security This appendix discusses security issues regarding wireless networking and measures you can take to help protect your wireless network. regarding installation and use of the Adapter. • Appendix E: Glossary This appendix gives a brief glossary of terms frequently used in networking. • Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor This chapter show you how to use the Adapter’s Wireless Network Monitor. • Appendix G: Warranty Information This appendix supplies the Adapter’s warranty information. such as installing the TCP/IP protocol. Chapter 1: Introduction What’s in this User Guide? 2 . including Technical Support. • Appendix F: Specifications This appendix provides the Adapter’s technical specifications.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter • Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter This chapter instructs you on how to install and configure the Adapter. as well as frequently asked questions. • Appendix D: Windows Help This appendix describes how you can use Windows Help for instructions about networking. • Appendix I: Contact Information This appendix provides contact information for a variety of Linksys resources.

Chapter 2: Planning your Wireless Network Network Topology 3 . each equipped with one wireless adapter. Several PCs equipped with wireless cards or adapters can communicate with one another to form an ad-hoc network. topology: the physical layout of a network. providing that they both share the same channel and SSID. Computers in a wireless network must be configured to share the same radio channel. Roaming Infrastructure mode also supports roaming capabilities for mobile users. An infrastructure configuration extends the accessibility of a wireless PC to a wired network. access point: a device that allows wirelessequipped computers and other devices to communicate with a wired network ad-hoc: a group of wireless devices communicating directly with each other (peerto-peer) without the use of an access point.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Chapter 2: Planning your Wireless Network Network Topology A wireless network is a group of computers. Each wireless PC in an infrastructure network can talk to any computer in a wired network infrastructure via the access point or wireless router. Linksys wireless adapters also provide users access to a wired network when using an access point or wireless router. and can double the effective wireless transmission range for two wireless adapter PCs. choose a feasible radio channel and optimum access point position. Roaming means that you can move your wireless PC within your network and the access points will pick up the wireless PC's signal. ssid: your wireless network's name. Proper access point positioning combined with a clear radio signal will greatly enhance performance. Before enabling you consider roaming. roaming: the ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection. Since an access point is able to forward data within a network. the effective transmission range in an infrastructure network can be doubled. infrastructure: a wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point. An integrated wireless and wired network is called an infrastructure network.

linksys. With these.11b and 802. and many other. Linksys products. and 802. Wireless products will also communicate with the wireless PrintServer. 802.11b.11g products communicating with the 802. and USB Adapters for when you want to enjoy USB connectivity. When you wish to connect your wired network with your wireless network. Access points and wireless routers are compatible with 802.11b standard and some products incorporating both “a” and “g”. Chapter 2: Planning your Wireless Network Network Layout 4 .11g adapters. With 802. PCI Card for your desktop PC.11g products. your networking options are limitless.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Network Layout Linksys wireless access points and wireless routers have been designed for use with 802.11a. products using these standards can communicate with each other.com for more information about wireless products. 802.11a. Go to the Linksys website at www. network ports on access points and wireless routers can be connected to any of Linksys's switches or routers. such at the PC Cards for your laptop computers.

Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter The LED Indicators 5 . Green. The Link/Act LED lights up when the Adapter has an active connection. Link/Act Power Figure 3-1: Front Panel Power Link/Act Green. The Power LED lights up when the Adapter is powered on.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter The LED Indicators The USB Network Adapter's LEDs display information about network activity.

then the Adapter is connected to the Base. The USB Extension Base is connected to the USB port in your PC. Figure 3-2: USB Extension Base Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter USB Extension Base 6 .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter USB Extension Base A USB Extension Base is provided for easy access to the USB port.

3. The Setup Wizard should run automatically. Diagnostic . Insert the Setup Wizard CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. On the Welcome screen. enter D:\setup. Figure 4-2: Setup Wizard’s License Agreement Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Starting the Setup 6 . The Setup Wizard will install the driver and Wireless Network Monitor. User Guide . Figure 4-1: Setup Wizard’s Welcome Screen 2. In the field that appears.Click the User Guide button to open the PDF file of this User Guide. To install the Adapter.Click the Click Here to Start button to begin the software installation process. After reading the License Agreement. 1. you have the following choices: Click Here to Start. If it does not. click the Next button if you agree and want to continue the installation.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Starting the Setup The Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setup Wizard will guide you through the installation procedure. Exit . and the Welcome screen should appear. click the Start button and choose Run.Click the Exit button to exit the Setup Wizard. Windows will begin copying the files onto your PC. click the Click Here to Start button on the Welcome screen. as well as connect and configure the Adapter. or click the Cancel button to end the installation. IMPORTANT: Do not connect the Adapter until you are instructed to do so or the setup will not work.exe (if “D” is the letter of your CD-ROM drive).Click the Diagnostic button to run a diagnostic check on your installed Network Adapter’s Wireless Network Monitor and driver.

Connect the Adapter in one of three ways: 1. This screen provides two options for setting up the Adapter. This method of setting up the Adapter is intended for Advanced Users only. step by step. you will Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Connecting the Adapter Figure 4-4: Available Wireless Networks 7 .) If the network utilizes wireless security. Available Wireless Networks The available networks are listed in the table on the center of the screen by Wireless Network Name. then insert the Adapter into the USB port on the Base. connect the Adapter to the female end of the USB Extension Cable.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Connecting the Adapter 1. The networks available to this Adapter will be listed on this screen. • Available Wireless Networks. you can click the Refresh button to bring the list up again. (If you do not see your network listed. You can choose one of these networks and click the Connect button to connect to it. under the appropriate heading on the following pages. If you want to use the included USB Extension Cable. Windows will begin copying the driver files to your computer. (For most users. Select the wireless network you wish to connect to and click the Connect button. first connect the USB Extension Base to the USB port on the PC. 4. if you wish to set up the Adapter later. If your network is not listed on this screen. 3. 3. then connect the male end of the Cable to the PC. If you want to use the included USB Extension Base. Click the Refresh button to update the Available Wireless Network list. 2. Click Exit to close the Setup Wizard. Insert the Adapter into the USB port.) Use this option if you already have a network set up. • Manual Setup. Figure 4-3: Connecting the Adapter Setting up the Adapter The next screen to appear will be the Available Wireless Networks screen. 2. Click Next. select Advanced Setup to set up the adapter manually. The setup for each option is described. Locate an available USB port on your PC.

If you have wireless security enabled on your network. so a WEP key is automatically generated. Pre-shared Key . TKIP or AES. which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. The passphrase is case-sensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters. enter exactly 10 hexadecimal characters. continue to step 2. enter the WEP key manually on those products. continue to step 3. 1. Then click Connect and proceed to Step 3. Then click Connect and proceed to Step 3. then that security screen will appear. If not. If you don’t have wireless security enabled. Figure 4-6: WPA Personal Needed for Connection wep (wired equivalent privacy): a method of encrypting network data transmitted on a wireless network for greater security.) WEP Key . Continue to the screen for your wireless security.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter need to configure security on the Adapter. • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) If you have WEP enabled. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. you will be taken directly to the Congratulations screen. Encryption . wpa (wi-fi protected access: a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption. Passphrase . encryption: encoding data transmitted in a network. It must match the passphrase of your wireless network and is compatible with Linksys wireless products only. this screen will appear. For 64-bit encryption. or WPA2 Personal wireless security enabled.Enter a passphrase in the Passphrase field. 2. Figure 4-5: WEP Key Needed for Connection • WPA Personal (Wi-Fi Protected Access) If your network has the wireless security WPA Personal enabled.The WEP key you enter must match the WEP key of your wireless network. from the Encryption drop-down menu. Valid hexadecimal characters are “0” to “9” and “A” to “F”. (If you have any non-Linksys wireless products. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. this screen will appear.Select the type of algorithm you want to use. WPA Personal. enter exactly 26 hexadecimal characters. 8 Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter .Enter a Pre-shared key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field. Then enter a passphrase or WEP key. Select 64-bit or 128-bit. If your network has WEP. For 128-bit encryption.

this screen will appear. the Congratulations screen will appear. Click Finish to exit. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. To check the link information. For more information about the Wireless Network Monitor. After the software has been successfully installed. search for available wireless networks. proceed to Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor. Figure 4-7: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection 3. Pre-shared Key . or make additional configuration changes. Congratulations! The installation of the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is complete. Then click Connect and proceed to Step 3.Enter a Pre-shared Key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter • WPA2 Personal (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) If your network has the wireless security WPA2 Personal enabled. Figure 4-8: Congratulations Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 9 . refer to Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor.

Click the Next button to continue. you can use Manual Setup. 3. Default Gateway .Use this mode if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point.sensitive and should be a unique name to help prevent others from entering your network. Enter an IP Address. The Network Settings screen from the Wireless Network Monitor will appear. Default Gateway. Ad-Hoc Mode . click the radio button next to Obtain network settings automatically (DHCP). 2. If your network does not have a DHCP server or router. IP Address . If you are unsure about the Default Gateway and DNS addresses.The Adapter’s Subnet Mask must be the same as your wired network’s Subnet Mask. DNS 1 and DNS 2 . Wireless Network Name. Enter the Wireless Network Name for your network. Click the Ad-Hoc Mode radio button if you want to connect to another wireless device directly without using a wireless router or access point. Click Advanced Setup on the Available Wireless Network screen to set up the adapter manually.Enter the DNS address of your wired Ethernet network here. If your network has a DHCP server or router.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Advanced Setup If your network is not listed with the available networks. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. Click the Next button to continue. leave these fields empty. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. The Wireless Mode screen shows a choice of two wireless modes. 1. click the radio button next to Specify network settings. Subnet Mask. You must specify the IP Address and Subnet Mask on this screen.Use this mode if you want to connect to another wireless device directly without using a wireless router or access point. and DNS addresses appropriate for your network. It is case.This IP Address must be unique to your network.This is the wireless network name (SSID) that must be used for all the devices in your wireless network. Infrastructure Mode .Enter the IP address of your network’s Gateway here. Subnet Mask . Click the Infrastructure Mode radio button if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. Figure 4-11: Wireless Mode Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter Figure 4-9: Available Wireless Network Figure 4-10: Network Settings 10 .

select the method of security used: WEP. Standard Channel . If you are unsure about which channel to use. Proceed to the appropriate section for the security method used on your network: WEP.Enter a passphrase in the Passphrase field. WPA Personal.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 4. WPA Enterprise. WPA2 stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2.WEP Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 11 . RADIUS stands for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service.Select the correct channel for your wireless network. WPA Enterprise.) Figure 4-13: Wireless Security . This passphrase must match the passphrase of your wireless network and is compatible with Linksys wireless products only. WPA Personal. or RADIUS. select Disabled and then click the Next button to continue. If your wireless network doesn’t have wireless security. keep the default setting Auto. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. The channel you choose should match the channel set on the other devices in your wireless network. WEP WEP . WPA2 Personal. Click the Back button to change any settings. go to Step 5 now. WPA2 Enterprise. Proceed to Step 6. Figure 4-12: Ad-Hoc Mode Settings 5. It is casesensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters. so a WEP key is automatically generated. If you chose Infrastructure Mode. If you chose Ad-Hoc Mode.Select 64-bit or 128-bit encryption. WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. the Ad-Hoc Mode Settings screen will appear. Passphrase . or RADIUS. Click the Next button to continue. (If you have any non-Linksys wireless products. WPA2 Enterprise. and WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access. enter the WEP key manually on those products. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. WPA2 Personal. If your wireless network has wireless security.

Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 12 . Pre-shared Key . For 128-bit encryption. Valid hexadecimal characters are “0” to “9” and “A” to “F”. Click the Next button to continue. Figure 4-15: Wireless Security . Select TKIP or AES for encryption. If your network’s access point or wireless router uses transmit key number 2. Figure 4-14: Wireless Security . Authentication -The default is set to Auto. If you are not sure which authentication method to select.Enter a Pre-shared Key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field. Advanced Users TX Key . the sender and the recipient do not share a WEP key for authentication. so it will auto-detect for Shared Key or Open System authentication. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. keep the default. both the sender and the recipient share a WEP key for authentication.Select the type of algorithm you want to use. or 4.WPA2 Personal Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. with dynamic encryption keys. WPA Personal WPA Personal offers two encryption methods. Auto.Enter a Pre-shared Key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field. TKIP and AES. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. For 64-bit encryption. from the Encryption drop-down menu. For Open System authentication.The default transmit key number is 1. select the appropriate number from the TX Key drop-down box. enter exactly 26 hexadecimal characters. WPA2 Personal Enter a Pre-shared Key that is 8-63 characters in length.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WEP Key . Then enter a Pre-shared Key that is 8-63 characters in length.WPA Personal Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. TKIP or AES. enter exactly 10 hexadecimal characters. You must enter the same security settings used on your network.The WEP key you enter must match the WEP key of your wireless network. Pre-shared Key . 3. Encryption . For Shared Key authentication.

Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. Figure 4-16: Wireless Security . Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field. TKIP or AES. Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. with dynamic encryption keys. from the Encryption drop-down menu.WPA Enterprise . Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. EAP-TLS or PEAP. keep the default setting. EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS. as well as two encryption methods. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. You must enter the same security settings used on your network.Select the authentication method your network is using.EAPTLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. From the Certificate drop-down menu. EAPTLS and PEAP. Trust Any. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field.PEAP Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 13 . Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen.) WPA Enterprise offers two authentication methods. if you want to use any certificate. Figure 4-17: Wireless Security . TKIP and AES.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA Enterprise WPA Enterprise features WPA security used in coordination with a RADIUS server. from the Encryption drop-down menu.WPA Enterprise . Select the type of encryption. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. From the Certificate drop-down menu. TKIP or AES. Select the type of encryption. Authentication .

WPA2 Enterprise . From the Certificate drop-down menu.WPA2 Enterprise . Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). keep the default setting. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network.EAPTLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. From the Certificate drop-down menu. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. if you want to use any certificate. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA2 Enterprise WPA2 Enterprise features WPA2 security used in coordination with a RADIUS server. Figure 4-18: Wireless Security . Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field. EAPTLS and PEAP.Select the authentication method your network is using.PEAP Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 14 .) WPA2 Enterprise offers two authentication methods. Authentication . EAP-TLS or PEAP. Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. Trust Any. Figure 4-19: Wireless Security . select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field.

EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS.Select the authentication method your network is using. EAP-TLS or PEAP. Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field. You must enter the same security settings used on your network.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter RADIUS RADIUS features use of a RADIUS server. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. From the Certificate drop-down menu. From the Certificate drop-down menu. if you want to use any certificate. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network.) RADIUS offers two authentication types: EAP-TLS and PEAP. keep the default setting.EAP-TLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. Figure 4-20: Wireless Security . Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen.RADIUS . Trust Any. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). Figure 4-21: Wireless Security .PEAP Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 15 .RADIUS . Authentication .

To save the new settings. Click Connect to Network to implement the new settings and return to the Link Information screen. click Exit. To check the link information. Figure 4-23: Congratulations screen Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 16 . Congratulations! Your advanced setup through the Wireless Network Monitor is complete. or make additional configuration changes. To edit the new settings. proceed to Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor. To exit the Advanced Setup through the Wireless Network Monitor. Figure 4-22: Confirm New Settings 5.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 4. Click Return to Profiles screen to return to the Profiles screen. The Confirm New Settings screen will appear next and show the new settings. click the Back button. The Congratulations screen will appear next. search for available wireless networks. click the Save button.

click the Connect tab. You can also click the More Information button to view additional status information about the current wireless connection. Signal Strength . signal strength. Figure 5-2: Link Information Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Accessing the Wireless Network Monitor 17 . Click the More Information button to view additional information about the wireless network connection on the Wireless Network Status screen. Ad-Hoc Mode or Infrastructure Mode . you can find out how strong the current wireless signal is and how good the connection’s quality is. the Wireless Network Monitor icon will appear in the system tray of your computer. click the Profiles tab.The screen indicates whether the Adapter is currently working in ad-hoc or infrastructure mode. then the icon will be green. It also provides a button to click for additional status information. Accessing the Wireless Network Monitor After installing the Adapter. If the Wireless Network Monitor is enabled. Using the Wireless Network Monitor The opening screen of the Wireless Network Monitor is the Link Information screen.The Link Quality bar indicates the quality of the wireless network connection. and link quality information about the current connection. Figure 5-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon Link Information The Link Information screen displays network mode. or create profiles that hold different configuration settings. Link Quality . From this screen. To search for available wireless networks. If the Wireless Network Monitor is disabled or the Adapter is not connected. then the icon will be gray. search for available wireless networks.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Use the Wireless Network Monitor to check the link information. To perform configuration changes or create connection profiles.The Signal Strength bar indicates signal strength.

Wireless Network Name. Click the Back button to return to the initial Link Information screen. Click the Statistics button to go to the Wireless Network Statistics screen. MAC Address.The Default Gateway address of the Adapter is displayed here.This is the unique name (SSID) of the wireless network. Wide Channel .The Signal Strength bar indicates the signal strength. Click the Save to Profile button to save the currently active connection settings to a profile. Default Gateway . DNS1 .The mode of the wireless network currently in use is displayed here.The status of the wireless security feature is displayed here.This shows the radio band used on the network.This displays the Wireless-N primary channel used with a 40 MHz radio band network. Security . Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Link Information 18 . Link Quality .Wireless Network Status IP Address . Subnet Mask .The Link Quality bar indicates the quality of the wireless network connection.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Wireless Network Status The Wireless Network Status screen provides information on your current network settings.The Subnet Mask of the Adapter is shown here.The MAC address of the wireless network’s access point or wireless router is shown here. Wireless Mode . Authentication .This is your wireless network’s authentication method. Signal Strength . Figure 5-3: More Information .This displays the channel used by your wireless network. Radio Band .The IP Address of the Adapter is displayed here. Standard Channel .This is the DNS address of the Adapter.

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Wireless Network Statistics The Wireless Networks Statistics screen provides statistics on your current network settings.This is the power output at which the Adapter is transmitting. Figure 5-4: More Information . Click the Save to Profile button to save the currently active connection settings to a profile.This is the rate at which data is received.Network Statistics Signal Strength . Packets Received . since connecting to the wireless network or since the Refresh Statistics button was last pressed. Link Quality .The Signal Strength bar indicates the signal strength.This shows the packets received by the Adapter.This is the intensity of the wireless signal received by the Adapter. Total Up Time . Signal Strength . Bytes Received . Click the Back button to return to the initial Link Information screen.) Receive Rate . Bytes Transmitted .This shows the packets transmitted from the Adapter. Driver Version .This shows the bytes transmitted by the Adapter. since connecting to the wireless network or since the Refresh Statistics button was last pressed. Click the Status button to go to the Wireless Network Status screen. in real time. Figure 5-5: Connect Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Link Information 19 .This indicates the length of the most recent connection to a wireless network. since connecting to the wireless network or since the Refresh Statistics button was last pressed. Packets Transmitted . since connecting to the wireless network or since the Refresh Statistics button was last pressed. the Adapter dynamically shifts to the fastest data transfer rate possible at any given time. in real time.The Link Quality bar indicates the quality of the wireless network connection. Transmit Rate . Up Time . Transmit Power .This indicates the cumulative total of the Adapter’s connection time. in real time. (In Auto mode.This is the data transfer rate of the current connection.This shows the bytes received by the Adapter. in real time. Click the Refresh button to reset the statistics.This shows the version of the Adapter’s driver.

The SSID or unique name of the wireless network is displayed here. Connect . 64-bit or 128-bit). TKIP or AES. To cancel the connection. MAC Address. You may click Wireless Network Name.This is the channel that the network uses.The status of the wireless security feature is displayed here. from 0 to 100%. • If the network has the wireless security WPA Personal security enabled. To cancel the connection.This is the network type used by your wireless network. the following settings are listed: Wireless Mode . to sort by that field. Then enter the network’s Passphrase or WEP Key.The MAC address of the wireless network’s access point is displayed here. click the Cancel button. Refresh . Signal . Network Type. Enter the network’s Preshared Key in the Pre-shared Key field. select the wireless network. Click the Connect button. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. CH . Select the appropriate level of WEP encryption.This is the mode of the wireless network currently in use.Click the Refresh button to perform a new search for wireless devices. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. then you will see the WPA Personal Needed for Connection screen. or Signal.This is the radio band used by your wireless network. click the Cancel button. Site Information For each network selected. then you will see a new screen appear. Then click the Connect button. and the quality of the wireless signal the Adapter is receiving. Figure 5-6: WEP Key Needed for Connection Figure 5-7: WPA Personal Needed for Connection Figure 5-8: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Connect 20 . then you will see the WEP Key Needed for Connection screen.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Connect The Connect screen displays a list of available networks in the table on the left.To connect to one of the networks on the list. Select the appropriate encryption type.This is the percentage of signal strength. Channel. Radio Band . Security . • If the network has the wireless security WEP encryption enabled. If the network has encryption enabled. Wireless Network Name . CH (Channel). The table shows each network’s Wireless Network Name. and click the Connect button.

and then click the Edit button. you have to export them one at a time. and click the Save button.To connect to a wireless network using a specific profile. Wide Channel .Click the New button to create a new profile.” for detailed instructions. New .This displays the channel used by your wireless network. The table on the left displays a list of available profiles with their profile names and Wireless Network Names. “Creating a New Profile.Select the profile you want to save in a different location.The name of the profile is displayed here.Select the profile you want to change. click Cancel. and click the Open button.This displays the Wireless-N primary channel used with a 40 MHz radio band network. Security .The status of the wireless security feature is displayed here. Profile Information For each profile selected. See the next section. select the profile. then you will see the WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection screen. Connect .Click the Import button to import a profile that has been saved in another location. Import . Enter the network’s Pre-shared Key in the Pre-shared Key field.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter • If the network has WPA2 Personal wireless security enabled. and click the Export button.The authentication setting for the network is shown here. Wireless Network Name . and click Connect. Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Profiles Figure 5-9: Profiles NOTE: If you want to export more than one profile.Select the profile you want to delete. Select the appropriate file. Delete . Direct Windows to the appropriate folder. 21 .The SSID or unique name of the wireless network is displayed here. Profiles The Profiles screen lets you save different configuration profiles for different network setups. Edit . You must enter the same security settings used on your network.This is the mode of the wireless network currently in use. and then click the Delete button. the following are listed: Wireless Mode . Authentication . Profile . To connect to the network. Export . To cancel the connection. Standard Channel . click Connect.

select Advanced Setup to set up the adapter manually. If your network has WEP. 2. so a WEP key is automatically generated.) Use this option if you already have a network set up.) If the network utilizes wireless security. under the appropriate heading on the following pages. Select 64-bit or 128-bit. You can choose one of these networks and click the Connect button to connect to it. If your network is not listed on this screen. if you wish to set up the Adapter later. WPA Personal. Continue to the screen for your wireless security. Select the wireless network you wish to connect to and click the Connect button. If not. Then enter a passphrase or WEP key. you will be taken directly to the Congratulations screen. This method of setting up the Adapter is intended for Advanced Users only. (If you do not see your network listed. The setup for each option is described. • Available Wireless Networks. • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) If you have WEP enabled. 1. If you have wireless security enabled on your network. you will need to configure security on the Adapter.Enter a passphrase in the Passphrase field. If you don’t have wireless security enabled. then that security screen will appear. Passphrase . The networks available to this Adapter will be listed on this screen. (For most users. continue to step 3. Click the Refresh button to update the Available Wireless Networks list. Click Exit to close the Setup Wizard.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Create a New Profile The next screen to appear will be the Available Wireless Networks screen. The passphrase is case-sensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters. continue to step 2. • Advanced Setup. you can click the Refresh button to bring the list up again. step by step. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. This screen provides two options for setting up the Adapter. Figure 5-10: Creating a Profile Available Wireless Networks The available networks are listed in the table on the center of the screen by Wireless Network Name. this screen will appear. It must match Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile Figure 5-11: WEP Key Needed for Connection 22 . or WPA2 Personal wireless security enabled.

After the software has been successfully installed. Encryption . the Congratulations screen will appear.The WEP key you enter must match the WEP key of your wireless network.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter the passphrase of your wireless network and is compatible with Linksys wireless products only. Then click Connect and proceed to Step 3. Pre-shared Key . • WPA2 Personal (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) If your network has the wireless security WPA2 Personal enabled.) WEP Key . Then click Connect and proceed to Step 3. enter exactly 26 hexadecimal characters. For 64-bit encryption.Enter a Pre-shared Key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field. Click Finish to return to the Link Information screen. this screen will appear. Figure 5-13: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection Congratulations! The profile has been successfully configured. from the Encryption drop-down menu. this screen will appear. Valid hexadecimal characters are “0” to “9” and “A” to “F”. Pre-shared Key . You must enter the same security settings used on your network. (If you have any non-Linksys wireless products.Enter a Pre-shared Key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field. For 128-bit encryption. Then click Connect and proceed to Step 3. enter the WEP key manually on those products. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. TKIP or AES. enter exactly 10 hexadecimal characters. 3. • WPA Personal (Wi-Fi Protected Access) Figure 5-12: WPA Personal Needed for Connection If your network has the wireless security WPA Personal enabled. Figure 5-14: Congratulations Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 23 .Select the type of algorithm you want to use.

click the radio button next to Specify network settings. Subnet Mask .Enter the IP address of your network’s Gateway here.This IP Address must be unique to your network. Figure 5-16: Network Settings Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 24 . Default Gateway . Subnet Mask. DNS 1 and DNS 2 .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Advanced Setup If your network is not listed with the available networks. and DNS addresses appropriate for your network. 1. IP Address . Click Advanced Setup on the Available Wireless Networks screen to set up the adapter manually. Default Gateway. you can use Advanced Setup. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. If you are unsure about the Default Gateway and DNS addresses. If your network has a router or other DHCP server. Enter an IP Address.Enter the DNS address of your wired Ethernet network here.The Adapter’s Subnet Mask must be the same as your wired network’s Subnet Mask. You must specify the IP Address and Subnet Mask on this screen. Click the Next button to continue. leave these fields empty. If your network does not have a DHCP server or router. click the radio button next to Obtain network settings automatically (DHCP). The Network Settings screen from the Wireless Network Monitor will appear. Figure 5-15: Available Wireless Networks 2.

the Ad-Hoc Mode Settings screen will appear.Select the correct channel for your wireless network.This is the wireless network name (SSID) that must be used for all the devices in your wireless network. Ad-Hoc Mode . If you chose Ad-Hoc Mode. Figure 5-17: Wireless Mode Click the Next button to continue. If you are unsure about which channel to use. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. 4. Click the Back button to change any settings. Click the Ad-Hoc Mode radio button if you want to connect to another wireless device directly without using a wireless router or access point.Use this mode if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. The Wireless Mode screen shows a choice of two wireless modes.sensitive and should be a unique name to help prevent others from entering your network. Enter the Wireless Network Name for your network. go to Step 5 now. Wireless Network Name . keep the default setting Auto.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 3. Infrastructure Mode . It is case. The channel you choose should match the channel set on the other devices in your wireless network. If you chose Infrastructure Mode. Figure 5-18: Ad-Hoc Mode Settings Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 25 .Use this mode if you want to connect to another wireless device directly without using a wireless router or access point. Standard Channel . Click the Infrastructure Mode radio button if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. Click the Next button.

WPA2 Enterprise. select Disabled and then click the Next button to continue. WPA2 is a stronger security method than WPA. Auto. Advanced Users TX Key . enter the WEP key manually on those products. select the method of security used: WEP. WPA2 Personal. WPA Enterprise.WEP Passphrase . Proceed to Step 6. If you are not sure which authentication method to select. If your wireless network doesn’t have wireless security. If your wireless network has wireless security. WPA is a stronger security method than WEP. so a WEP key is automatically generated. This passphrase must match the passphrase of your wireless network and is compatible with Linksys wireless products only. Authentication -The default is set to Auto. Click the Next button to continue. or RADIUS. or RADIUS. RADIUS stands for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. Valid hexadecimal characters are “0” to “9” and “A” to “F”. WPA2 stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2. It is casesensitive and should not be longer than 16 alphanumeric characters. Proceed to the appropriate section for the security method used on your network: WEP. enter exactly 26 hexadecimal characters. WPA Personal.Select 64-bit or 128-bit encryption Figure 5-19: Wireless Security . WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. For 128-bit encryption. WEP WEP . both the sender and the recipient share a WEP key for authentication. For Shared Key authentication. keep the default. data transmitted on a wireless network for greater security. the sender and the recipient do not share a WEP key for authentication. select the appropriate number from the TX Key drop-down box. wep (wired equivalent privacy): a method of encrypting network enter exactly 10 hexadecimal characters. If your network’s access point or wireless router uses transmit key number 2.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 5. WPA Enterprise. (If you have any non-Linksys wireless products. so it will auto-detect for Shared Key or Open System authentication. Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 26 . or 4. WPA2 Personal. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. For Open System authentication.The WEP key you enter must match the WEP key of your wireless network. For 64-bit encryption.The default transmit key number is 1.) WEP Key .Enter a passphrase in the Passphrase field. WPA Personal. 3. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. and WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA2 Enterprise.

TKIP and AES. Then enter a Pre-shared Key that is 8-63 characters in length.Enter a Pre-shared Key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field. Figure 5-21: Wireless Security . Pre-shared Key . WPA2 Personal Enter a Pre-shared Key that is 8-63 characters in length.WPA Personal wpa (wi-fi protected access: a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption. Figure 5-20: Wireless Security . Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. from the Encryption drop-down menu. Pre-shared Key . Select TKIP or AES for encryption. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. Encryption .Enter a Pre-shared Key of 8-63 characters in the Pre-shared Key field.WPA2 Personal Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 27 .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA Personal WPA Personal offers two encryption methods. with dynamic encryption keys. TKIP or AES. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen.Select the type of algorithm you want to use. You must enter the same security settings used on your network.

Figure 5-23: Wireless Security . Select the type of encryption. Figure 5-22: Wireless Security . Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional).WPA Enterprise .Select the authentication method your network is using. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. EAP-TLS or PEAP.WPA Enterprise . Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. From the Certificate drop-down menu. TKIP and AES. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA Enterprise WPA Enterprise features WPA security used in coordination with a RADIUS server.EAPTLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. Select the type of encryption. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. EAPTLS and PEAP. as well as two encryption methods. Trust Any. TKIP or AES. keep the default setting. Authentication . TKIP or AES. from the Encryption drop-down menu. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional).) WPA Enterprise offers two authentication methods. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. from the Encryption drop-down menu. with dynamic encryption keys. if you want to use any certificate. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. From the Certificate drop-down menu. EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS. Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field.PEAP Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 28 . Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router.

Figure 5-24: Wireless Security . select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. You must enter the same security settings used on your network.Select the authentication method your network is using. From the Certificate drop-down menu.) WPA2 Enterprise offers two authentication methods. Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). Trust Any. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. EAP-TLS or PEAP. Figure 5-25: Wireless Security . select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. keep the default setting. Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field.WPA2 Enterprise . Authentication .EAPTLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. if you want to use any certificate. EAPTLS and PEAP. EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS.WPA2 Enterprise PEAP Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 29 .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA2 Enterprise WPA2 Enterprise features WPA2 security used in coordination with a RADIUS server. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. From the Certificate drop-down menu. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional).

(This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. EAP-TLS or PEAP. From the Certificate drop-down menu.) RADIUS offers two authentication types: EAP-TLS and PEAP. You must enter the same security settings used on your network.Select the authentication method your network is using. Figure 5-26: Wireless Security . Authentication . Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. Trust Any.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter RADIUS RADIUS features use of a RADIUS server. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. Figure 5-27: Wireless Security . EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. keep the default setting. Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen.RADIUS . if you want to use any certificate. Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen.RADIUS .PEAP Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 30 .EAP-TLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. From the Certificate drop-down menu.

Click Return to Profiles Screen to keep the current settings active and return to the Profiles screen. The Congratulations screen will appear next. Figure 5-29: Congratulations Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor Create a New Profile 31 . The Confirm New Settings screen will appear next and show the new settings. To save the new settings.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 6. click the Back button. Figure 5-28: Confirm New Settings 7. click the Save button. To edit the new settings. To exit the Advanced Setup through the Wireless Network Monitor. Congratulations! The profile has been successfully configured. Click Connect to Network to implement the new settings immediately and return to the Link Information screen. click Exit.

Reinsert the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter into the PC’s USB port.com. as long as the game supports multiple players over a LAN (local area network).11b standard. If you can't find an answer here. Make sure that the notebook or desktop is powered on. My computer does not recognize the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. Can I play computer games with other members of the wireless network? Yes.” This appendix provides solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. check the Linksys website at www. The 802. Make sure that the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is configured with the same Wireless Network Name (SSID) and wireless security settings in your network.11b standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. The Wireless-N USB Network Adapter does not work properly. 3.11b standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. Read the description below to solve your problems. The 802. Refer to the game’s user guide for more information. I cannot communicate with the other computers linked via Ethernet in the Infrastructure configuration.11b standard? It is one of the standards for wireless networks. Frequently Asked Questions Can I run an application from a remote computer over the wireless network? This will depend on whether or not the application is designed to be used over a network. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 32 . 2.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix consists of two parts: “Common Problems and Solutions” and “Frequently Asked Questions. Consult the application’s user guide to determine if it supports operation over a network.linksys. Make sure that the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is properly inserted into the USB port. What is the 802. Common Problems and Solutions 1. provided that the hardware complies with the 802.4GHz.

for example. the workstation must make sure that it is the same channel number with the access point of dedicated coverage area.11g functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • OFDM protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What is ad-hoc mode? When a wireless network is set to ad-hoc mode. The 802. the wireless-equipped computers are configured to communicate directly with each other.11g features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802.11g standard.11g standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. What 802. Each node must maintain contact with the wireless network even when not actually transmitting data. Achieving these functions Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 33 .11g standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps and an operating frequency of 2.11b features are supported? The product supports the following 802. the wireless LAN must incorporate a number of different functions. The 802.11b functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What IEEE 802. To achieve true seamless connectivity. What is roaming? Roaming is the ability of a portable computer user to communicate continuously while moving freely throughout an area greater than that covered by a single access point. provided that the hardware complies with the 802.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter What is the IEEE 802. must always acknowledge receipt of each message. What is infrastructure mode? When a wireless network is set to infrastructure mode. the wireless network is configured to communicate with a wired network through a wireless access point.4GHz. This type of network will not communicate with any wired network.11g standard? It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks. Before using the roaming function. Each node and access point.

integrity. Spectrum in the vicinity of 2. To an unintended receiver. but the trade-off produces a signal that is. in effect. The longer the chip. the end node’s RF transmitter regularly checks the system to determine whether it is in touch with the original access point or whether it should seek a new one. FHSS appears to be short-duration impulse noise. If a receiver is not tuned to the right frequency.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter simultaneously requires a dynamic RF networking technology that links access points and nodes. as described in the 802. First. in particular. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). and security. it then re-registers. is being made available worldwide. the user’s end node undertakes a search for the best possible access to the system. Scientific and Medical) band. it evaluates such factors as signal strength and quality. provided that the receiver knows the parameters of the spread-spectrum signal being broadcast.S. Communications between end node and host computer can then be transmitted up and down the backbone. Upon finding a new access point. To an unintended receiver. and the communication process continues. In such a system. In other words. as well as the message load currently being carried by each access point and the distance of each access point to the wired backbone. more bandwidth is consumed than in the case of narrowband transmission. What is ISM band? The FCC and their counterparts outside of the U. What is Spread Spectrum? Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by the military for use in reliable. What is DSSS? What is FHSS? And what are their differences? Frequency-Hopping Spread-Spectrum (FHSS) uses a narrowband carrier that changes frequency in a pattern that is known to both transmitter and receiver.11 standard. As the user moves on. the net effect is to maintain a single logical channel. have set aside bandwidth for unlicensed use in the ISM (Industrial. the greater the probability that the original data can be recovered. When a node no longer receives acknowledgment from its original access point. Even if one or more bits in the chip are damaged during transmission. a spread-spectrum signal looks like background noise. This bit pattern is called a chip (or chipping code). it undertakes a new search. secure. There are two main alternatives. the node next selects the right access point and registers its address.4 GHz. louder and thus easier to detect. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 34 . a data privacy mechanism based on a shared key algorithm. What is WEP? WEP is Wired Equivalent Privacy. Based on that information. DSSS appears as low power wideband noise and is rejected (ignored) by most narrowband receivers. Properly synchronized. This presents a truly revolutionary opportunity to place convenient high-speed wireless capabilities in the hands of users around the globe. mission-critical communications systems. statistical techniques embedded in the radio can recover the original data without the need for retransmission. Direct-Sequence SpreadSpectrum (DSSS) generates a redundant bit pattern for each bit to be transmitted. It is designed to trade off bandwidth efficiency for reliability.

What is RADIUS? RADIUS is Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. but has stronger encryption than WPA.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter What is WPA? WPA is Wi-Fi Protected Access. which uses an authentication server to control network access. a wireless security protocol that can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 35 . a wireless security protocol that can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. What is WPA2? WPA2 is Wi-Fi Protected Access2.

instead of using the Wireless Network Monitor. Figure B-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon Figure B-2: Windows XP . Figure B-3: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Icon Appendix B: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration 36 . After installing the Adapter.Use Windows XP Wireless Configuration 1. right-click the Wireless Network Monitor icon. Double-click the icon. then rightclick on the Wireless Network Monitor and select Use Windows XP Wireless Configuration. then this choice will be available. If you want to use Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration to control the Adapter. refer to Windows Help.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix B: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration If your computer is running Windows XP. NOTE: For more information about Wireless Zero Configuration. the Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration icon will appear in your computer’s system tray. If you want to switch back to the Wireless Network Monitor. and select Use Linksys Wireless Network Monitor.

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 2. go to step 3. If your network does have wireless security enabled. click the Connect Anyway button to connect the Adapter to your network. If your network does not have wireless security enabled. The screen that appears will show any available wireless network. NOTE: Steps 2 and 3 are the instructions and screenshots for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed. Figure B-4: Available Wireless Network 3. Figure B-5: No Wireless Security Appendix B: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration 37 . go to step 4. Click the Connect button. Select the network you want. If your network does not have wireless security enabled.

enter the WEP Key used into the Network Key and Confirm network key fields. Your wireless network will appear as Connected when your connection is active. and press the Enter key. The installation of the Windows XP Wireless Configuration is complete. 5. For more information about wireless networking on a Windows XP computer.Wireless Security NOTE: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration does not support the use of a passphrase. If your network uses wireless security WPA Personal. Figure B-6: Network Connection . Click the Connect button. Enter the keyword wireless in the field provided. and choose Support. enter the Passphrase used into the Network Key and Confirm network key fields. click the Start button.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 4. Figure B-7: Wireless Network Connection Appendix B: Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration 38 . Enter the exact WEP key used by your access point. If your network uses wireless security WEP. select Help.

Disable SSID Broadcast. Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks Wireless networks are easy to find. he. Enable MAC Address Filtering. keep in mind that network settings (SSID. Note: Some of these security features are available only through the network router or access point. Please note that this may reduce your network performance. Change the default Wireless Network Name (SSID). SSID. Change the default password for the Administrator account. etc. make it harder for a hacker to get that information. Your network administrator is the only person who can change network settings. wireless networking products first listen for “beacon messages”. Change the WEP encryption keys periodically. Use WPA or WPA2 if it is available. Here are the steps you can take: Change the administrator’s password regularly. Refer to the router or access point’s documentation for more information. So. 4. 3. The current generation of Linksys products provide several network security features.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix C: Wireless Security Linksys wants to make wireless networking as safe and easy for you as possible. WEP keys. can change those settings. 5. 6.) are stored in its firmware. Security Precautions The following is a complete list of security precautions to take (at least steps 1 through 5 should be followed): 1. 2. So. These messages can be easily decrypted and contain much of the network’s information. keep the following in mind whenever you are setting up or using your wireless network. Hackers know that in order to join a wireless network. There are several things to keep in mind about the SSID: Appendix C: Wireless Security Security Precautions 39 . Change the administrator’s password regularly. but they require specific action on your part for implementation. With every wireless networking device you use. too. Use the highest encryption algorithm possible. If a hacker gets a hold of the administrator’s password. such as the network’s SSID (Service Set Identifier). 7. Change the SSID periodically.

Change your SSID regularly so that any hackers who have gained access to your wireless network will have to start from the beginning in trying to break in. MAC Address filtering will allow you to provide access to only those wireless nodes with certain MAC Addresses. Use the highest level of encryption possible 2. WPA Enterprise offers two encryption methods. and Radius. WPA Personal gives you a choice of two encryption methods: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). don’t broadcast the SSID. Enable MAC Address filtering. it allows anyone to log into your wireless network. with dynamic encryption keys. Again. This includes hackers. which utilizes a symmetric 128-Bit block data encryption. TKIP and AES. Wireless networking products come with a default SSID set by the factory. This makes it harder for a hacker to access your network with a random MAC Address. MAC Addresses.) Hackers know these defaults and can check these against your network. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is the newest and best available standard in Wi-Fi security. Change your SSID to something unique and not something related to your company or the networking products you use. Disable Broadcast 2. this can only provide enough security to make a hacker’s job more difficult. While this option may be more convenient. So. WEP Encryption. Change it often Most wireless networking devices will give you the option of broadcasting the SSID. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is often looked upon as a cure-all for wireless security concerns. There are several ways that WEP can be maximized: 1. Use “Shared Key” authentication 3. and AES (Advanced Encryption System). (The Linksys default SSID is “linksys”. WPA Enterprise. Important: Always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same encryption method and encryption key or your wireless network will not function properly. RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) utilizes a RADIUS server for authentication. WPA2 Enterprise. Make it unique 3. WPA2 Personal.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 1. Change your WEP key regularly WPA. Three modes are available: WPA Personal. This is overstating WEP’s ability. which utilizes a stronger encryption method and incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers. Appendix C: Wireless Security Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks 40 .

TKIP and AES. enter a password in the Passphrase field of 8-63 characters. encryption should be used.) WPA Enterprise offers two encryption methods. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router or other device. with dynamic encryption keys. WPA Enterprise.) WPA Enterprise offers two encryption methods. but if you are transmitting sensitive data over your network. Select the type of algorithm. Appendix C: Wireless Security Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks 41 . WPA used in coordination with a RADIUS server. WPA2 used in coordination with a RADIUS server.) Implementing encryption may have a negative impact on your network’s performance. with dynamic encryption keys.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA Personal. TKIP and AES. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router or other device. If you do not have a RADIUS server. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router or other device. If you do not have a RADIUS server. TKIP or AES. WPA2 Enterprise. WPA2 Personal. and enter a password in the Passphrase field of 8-63 characters. WEP used in coordination with a RADIUS server. RADIUS. These security recommendations should help keep your mind at ease while you are enjoying the most flexible and convenient technology Linksys has to offer.

folder. Appendix D: Windows Help 42 . This is true for wireless networks as well. Windows Help provides complete instructions on enabling TCP/IP. Windows Help provides complete instructions on utilizing shared resources. TCP/IP Before a computer can communicate with an access point or wireless router. Network Neighborhood/My Network Places Other PCs on your network will appear under Network Neighborhood or My Network Places (depending upon the version of Windows you're running). Your PCs will not be able to utilize wireless networking without having TCP/IP enabled.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix D: Windows Help All wireless products require Microsoft Windows. Windows Help provides complete instructions on adding PCs to your network. TCP/IP is a set of instructions. TCP/IP must be enabled. These features can be accessed through Windows Help and are described in this appendix. Shared Resources If you wish to share printers. or files over your network. Windows is the most used operating system in the world and comes with many features that help make networking easier. all PCs follow to communicate over a network. or protocol.

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Appendix E: Glossary
This glossary contains some basic networking terms you may come across when using this product. For more advanced terms, see the complete Linksys glossary at http://www.linksys.com/glossary. Access Point - A device that allows wireless-equipped computers and other devices to communicate with a wired network. Also used to expand the range of a wireless network. Ad-hoc - A group of wireless devices communicating directly with each other (peer-to-peer) without the use of an access point. AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) - A security method that uses symmetric 128-bit block data encryption. Bandwidth - The transmission capacity of a given device or network. Bit - A binary digit. Boot - To start a device and cause it to start executing instructions. Broadband - An always-on, fast Internet connection. Browser - An application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web. Byte - A unit of data that is usually eight bits long Cable Modem - A device that connects a computer to the cable television network, which in turn connects to the Internet. Daisy Chain - A method used to connect devices in a series, one after the other. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) - Allows the hosting of a website, FTP server, or e-mail server with a fixed domain name (e.g., www.xyz.com) and a dynamic IP address. Default Gateway - A device that forwards Internet traffic from your local area network. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) - A networking protocol that allows administrators to assign temporary IP addresses to network computers by "leasing" an IP address to a user for a limited amount of time, instead of assigning permanent IP addresses.

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DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) - Removes the Router's firewall protection from one PC, allowing it to be "seen" from the Internet. DNS (Domain Name Server) - The IP address of your ISP's server, which translates the names of websites into IP addresses. Domain - A specific name for a network of computers. Download - To receive a file transmitted over a network. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) - An always-on broadband connection over traditional phone lines. Dynamic IP Address - A temporary IP address assigned by a DHCP server. EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) - A general authentication protocol used to control network access. Many specific authentication methods work within this framework. Encryption - Encoding data transmitted in a network. Ethernet - IEEE standard network protocol that specifies how data is placed on and retrieved from a common transmission medium. Firewall - A set of related programs located at a network gateway server that protects the resources of a network from users from other networks. Firmware - The programming code that runs a networking device. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) - A protocol used to transfer files over a TCP/IP network. Full Duplex - The ability of a networking device to receive and transmit data simultaneously. Gateway - A device that interconnects networks with different, incompatible communications protocols. Half Duplex - Data transmission that can occur in two directions over a single line, but only one direction at a time. HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol) - The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. Infrastructure - A wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point. IP (Internet Protocol) - A protocol used to send data over a network.
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IP Address - The address used to identify a computer or device on a network. IPCONFIG - A Windows 2000 and XP utility that displays the IP address for a particular networking device. IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) - A VPN protocol used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer. ISP (Internet Service Provider) - A company that provides access to the Internet. LAN - The computers and networking products that make up your local network. MAC (Media Access Control) Address - The unique address that a manufacturer assigns to each networking device. Mbps (MegaBits Per Second) - One million bits per second; a unit of measurement for data transmission. NAT (Network Address Translation) - NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet. Network - A series of computers or devices connected for the purpose of data sharing, storage, and/or transmission between users. Packet - A unit of data sent over a network. Passphrase - Used much like a password, a passphrase simplifies the WEP encryption process by automatically generating the WEP encryption keys for Linksys products. Ping (Packet INternet Groper) - An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is online. POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) - A standard mail server commonly used on the Internet. Port - The connection point on a computer or networking device used for plugging in cables or adapters. Power over Ethernet (PoE) - A technology enabling an Ethernet network cable to deliver both data and power. PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) - A type of broadband connection that provides authentication (username and password) in addition to data transport. PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) - A VPN protocol that allows the Point to Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. This protocol is also used as a type of broadband connection in Europe. RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) - A protocol that uses an authentication server to control network access.
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Wireless-N USB Network Adapter RJ-45 (Registered Jack-45) .A fixed address assigned to a computer or device that is connected to a network. breaking.A network protocol for transmitting data that requires acknowledgement from the recipient of data sent. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) . Switch .An address code that determines the size of the network. Roaming . Static IP Address .The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet. Appendix E: Glossary 46 . allowing a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports. Static Routing .The amount of data moved successfully from one node to another in a given time period. and other services. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) . SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall .A technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network. or changing the connections in an electrical circuit. Server .A version of the TCP/IP FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability.A user command and TCP/IP protocol used for accessing remote PCs. A device for making. 2. communications. A data switch that connects computing devices to host computers. Throughput .Forwarding data in a network via a fixed path.1. printing.A set of instructions PCs use to communicate over a network. Telnet . TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) .A widely used network monitoring and control protocol.A networking device that connects multiple networks together. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) .Any computer whose function in a network is to provide user access to files. Subnet Mask . Router . SSID (Service Set IDentifier) .The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) .Your wireless network's name.An Ethernet connector that holds up to eight wires.

Upgrade .A method of encrypting network data transmitted on a wireless network for greater security.a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption.To replace existing software or firmware with a newer version. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) .a wireless encryption protocol that provides dynamic encryption keys for each packet transmitted. Appendix E: Glossary 47 . WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) . Topology .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) .The Internet. URL (Uniform Resource Locator) . which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) .A group of computers and associated devices that communicate with each other wirelessly. TX Rate .To transmit a file over a network. VPN (Virtual Private Network) . Upload . WAN (Wide Area Network).Transmission Rate.A security measure to protect data as it leaves one network and goes to another over the Internet.The address of a file located on the Internet.The physical layout of a network.

Storage Temp.24" x 0. QPSK.11b: CCK.11g: OFDM Wireless-N: BPSK.02 oz (0.11g: 14±1dBm (Typical) Wireless-N: 14±1dBm (Typical) 11Mbps @ -86dBm (Typical) 54Mbps @ -68dBm (Typical) Wireless-N @ -62dBm (Typical) TX: <480mA (Maximum) RX: <390mA (Maximum) WEP.029 kg) FCC.11n. IEEE 802. draft IEEE 802. WPA and WPA2 Encryption Security 2. Link/Act 802.11g.0 USB Power. Appendix F: Specifications . QPSK.11b.98" (57 mm x 10 mm x 101 mm) 1.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix F: Specifications Standards Port LEDs Protocols IEEE 802.39" x 3.1. 64-QAM 802. 16-QAM. Wi-Fi (802. USB 1.11b: 14±1dBm (Typical) 802. USB 2. BPSK 802.11b/g) 0ºC to 55ºC (32ºF to 131ºF) -20ºC to 80ºC (-4ºF to 176ºF) 48 RF Pwr (EIRP) Receive Sensitivity Power Consumption Security Features Dimensions Unit Weight Certification Operating Temp.

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Operating Humidity Storage Humidity 10% to 85% Non-Condensing 5% to 90% Non-Condensing Appendix F: Specifications 49 .

O. so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to You. In addition. IN NO EVENT WILL LINKSYS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST DATA. negligence. OR FOR SPECIAL. IN NO EVENT WILL LINKSYS’ LIABILITY EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. The foregoing limitations will apply even if any warranty or remedy provided under this Agreement fails of its essential purpose. ARE DISCLAIMED. INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. (b) has not been installed. for a period of three years (the “Warranty Period”). if applicable. ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS. Customers located outside of the United States of America and Canada are responsible for all shipping and handling charges. CONSEQUENTIAL. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. P. 50 Appendix G: Warranty Information .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix G: Warranty Information LIMITED WARRANTY Linksys warrants to You that. operated. EVEN IF LINKSYS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. or accident. Your exclusive remedy and Linksys' entire liability under this warranty will be for Linksys at its option to repair or replace the Product or refund Your purchase price less any rebates. If You are requested to return the Product. Linksys does not warrant that the Product will be free of vulnerability to intrusion or attack. your Linksys Product will be substantially free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. Irvine. INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. and You may also have other rights which vary by jurisdiction. REVENUE OR PROFIT. REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). This warranty gives You specific legal rights. or maintained in accordance with instructions supplied by Linksys. ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT (INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE). repaired. If the Product proves defective during the Warranty Period call Linksys Technical Support in order to obtain a Return Authorization Number. INDIRECT. CA 92623. or (c) has been subjected to abnormal physical or electrical stress. You are responsible for shipping defective Products to Linksys. mark the Return Authorization Number clearly on the outside of the package and include a copy of your original proof of purchase. due to the continual development of new techniques for intruding upon and attacking networks. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD. misuse. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW. Box 18558. except by Linksys. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE ON HAND WHEN CALLING. Please direct all inquiries to: Linksys. This warranty does not apply if the Product (a) has been altered. Linksys pays for UPS Ground shipping from Linksys back to You only. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. RETURN REQUESTS CANNOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PROOF OF PURCHASE. This limited warranty extends only to the original purchaser. so the above limitation may not apply to You.

uses. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. This equipment generates. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.11b or 802. is firmware-limited to channels 1 through 11. FCC Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. However. IEEE 802.S.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix H: Regulatory Information FCC Statement This product has been tested and complies with the specifications for a Class B digital device. Appendix H: Regulatory Information 51 . End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the equipment or devices • Connect the equipment to an outlet other than the receiver's • Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Other application like handheld PC or similar device has not been verified and may not compliance with related RF exposure rule and such use shall be prohibited. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. which is found by turning the equipment off and on. including interference that may cause undesired operation.11g operation of this product in the U. and product could be used in typical laptop computer with USB slot. may cause harmful interference to radio communications.A. if not installed and used according to the instructions. SAR compliance has been established in typical laptop computer(s) with USB slot.

Wireless-N Notebook Adapter Safety Notices Caution: To reduce the risk of fire. use only No. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning. Déclaration d’Industrie Canada Cet appareil est conforme aux normes NMB003 et RSS210 d'Industrie Canada. IMPORTANT NOTE: IC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with Canada radiation exposure limits set forth for uncontrolled environments. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. To maintain compliance with IC RF exposure compliance requirements. • This device must accept any interference. for example. y compris celles qui risquent d'entrainer un fonctionnement indesirable.26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Do not use this product near water. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux conditions suivantes: • Ce peripherique ne doit pas causer d'interferences • Ce peripherique doit accepter doit accepter toutes les interferences recues. please follow the instructions in this manual. Appendix H: Regulatory Information 52 . This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Avoid using this product during an electrical storm. including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause interference. Industry Canada Statement This device complies with Industry Canada ICES-003 and RSS210 rules. in a wet basement or near a swimming pool.

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter User Information for Consumer Products Covered by EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) This document contains important information for users with regards to the proper disposal and recycling of Linksys products. Consumers are required to comply with this notice for all electronic products bearing the following symbol: Appendix H: Regulatory Information 53 .

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linksys. Appendix H: Regulatory Information 57 .Wireless-N Notebook Adapter For more information.com. visit www.

linksys.com 800-546-5797 (LINKSYS) 949-823-3002 800-859-2379 support@linksys. you can call us at: Don't wish to call? You can e-mail us at: If any Linksys product proves defective during its warranty period.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix I: Contact Information Need to contact Linksys? Visit us online for information on the latest products and updates to your existing products at: Can't find information about a product you want to buy on the web? Do you want to know more about networking with Linksys products? Give our advice line a call at: Or fax your request in to: If you experience problems with any Linksys product.com 949-823-3000 58 Appendix I: Contact Information .) http://www.linksys. you can call the Linksys Return Merchandise Authorization department for obtaining a Return Authorization Number at: (Details on Warranty and RMA issues can be found in the Warranty Information section in this Guide.com or ftp.

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