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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 .

WPA Enterprise .Wireless Network Status Figure 5-4: More Information .RADIUS .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA2 Personal Figure 4-16: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-21: Wireless Security .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 .WPA2 Enterprise .RADIUS .WEP Figure 4-14: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 4-18: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 4-20: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-19: 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 .WPA Enterprise .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 .WPA Figure 4-15: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-17: Wireless Security .

PEAP Figure 5-24: Wireless Security .RADIUS .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 .PEAP Figure 5-26: Wireless Security .RADIUS .PEAP Figure 5-28: Confirm New Settings Figure 5-29: Congratulations Figure B-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon Figure B-2: Windows XP .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 .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 .EAP-TLS Figure 5-23: Wireless Security .WEP Figure 5-20: Wireless Security .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA Enterprise .EAP-TLS Figure 5-27: Wireless Security .WPA Figure 5-21: Wireless Security .WPA2 Personal Figure 5-22: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-25: Wireless Security .

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

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

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

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

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

The USB Extension Base is connected to the USB port in your PC. then the Adapter is connected to the Base. 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.

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

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

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

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

Enter the IP address of your network’s Gateway here.sensitive and should be a unique name to help prevent others from entering your network. If you are unsure about the Default Gateway and DNS addresses. click the radio button next to Specify network settings.Use this mode 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. 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 . Click the Next button to continue. Ad-Hoc Mode . Wireless Network Name.This IP Address must be unique to your network. IP Address . Subnet Mask . 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 the Infrastructure Mode radio button if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. you can use Manual Setup.Enter the DNS address of your wired Ethernet network here.This is the wireless network name (SSID) that must be used for all the devices in your wireless network.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Advanced Setup If your network is not listed with the available networks.The Adapter’s Subnet Mask must be the same as your wired network’s Subnet Mask.Use this mode if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. Enter an IP Address. The Network Settings screen from the Wireless Network Monitor will appear. 1. 3. Default Gateway. Click the Next button to continue. Infrastructure Mode . The Wireless Mode screen shows a choice of two wireless modes. click the radio button next to Obtain network settings automatically (DHCP). Enter the Wireless Network Name for your network. You must specify the IP Address and Subnet Mask on this screen. and DNS addresses appropriate for your network. If your network does not have a DHCP server or router. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. DNS 1 and DNS 2 . Subnet Mask. Default Gateway . 2. If your network has a DHCP server or router. leave these fields empty. It is case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enter the Wireless Network Name for your network.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter 3. Infrastructure Mode . keep the default setting Auto. or click the Back button to return to the previous screen. 4.Use this mode if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. If you chose Ad-Hoc Mode. the Ad-Hoc Mode Settings screen will appear. Wireless Network Name . It is case. Ad-Hoc Mode .sensitive and should be a unique name to help prevent others from entering your network.Select the correct channel for your wireless network. If you are unsure about which channel to use. 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. Standard Channel . Click the Next button. If you chose Infrastructure Mode. The channel you choose should match the channel set on the other devices in your wireless network. Click the Infrastructure Mode radio button if you want to connect to a wireless router or access point. Figure 5-17: Wireless Mode Click the Next button to continue. go to Step 5 now. 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. The Wireless Mode screen shows a choice of two wireless modes.This is the wireless network name (SSID) that must be used for all the devices in your wireless network. Click the Back button to change any settings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 802. Refer to the game’s user guide for more information.11b standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. Reinsert the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter into the PC’s USB port.linksys.11b standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. Consult the application’s user guide to determine if it supports operation over a network. check the Linksys website at www. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 32 . Read the description below to solve your problems.11b standard. The 802. If you can't find an answer here. Make sure that the notebook or desktop is powered on. Common Problems and Solutions 1. I cannot communicate with the other computers linked via Ethernet in the Infrastructure configuration. Make sure that the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is properly inserted into the USB port.11b standard? It is one of the standards for wireless networks.com. provided that the hardware complies with the 802. as long as the game supports multiple players over a LAN (local area network).” This appendix provides solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. Can I play computer games with other members of the wireless network? Yes. 3. The Wireless-N USB Network Adapter does not work properly.4GHz. 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. 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. What is the 802.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix consists of two parts: “Common Problems and Solutions” and “Frequently Asked Questions. 2. My computer does not recognize the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter.

for example. What 802. the wireless-equipped computers are configured to communicate directly with each other.11g standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. 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. the wireless network is configured to communicate with a wired network through a wireless access point.11g standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate.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 workstation must make sure that it is the same channel number with the access point of dedicated coverage area.4GHz. What is infrastructure mode? When a wireless network is set to infrastructure mode.11g standard? It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks. Achieving these functions Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 33 . The 802. Each node must maintain contact with the wireless network even when not actually transmitting data. provided that the hardware complies with the 802. To achieve true seamless connectivity.11b functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What IEEE 802. Before using the roaming function. the wireless LAN must incorporate a number of different functions.11g features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802.11b features are supported? The product supports the following 802.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter What is the IEEE 802. must always acknowledge receipt of each message. Each node and access point.11g standard. This type of network will not communicate with any wired network.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Windows Help provides complete instructions on adding PCs to your network. Windows Help provides complete instructions on enabling TCP/IP. Windows is the most used operating system in the world and comes with many features that help make networking easier. This is true for wireless networks as well. Appendix D: Windows Help 42 . or files over your network.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix D: Windows Help All wireless products require Microsoft Windows. Windows Help provides complete instructions on utilizing shared resources. TCP/IP must be enabled. 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). folder. TCP/IP is a set of instructions. Your PCs will not be able to utilize wireless networking without having TCP/IP enabled. Shared Resources If you wish to share printers. all PCs follow to communicate over a network. These features can be accessed through Windows Help and are described in this appendix. TCP/IP Before a computer can communicate with an access point or wireless router. 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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Subnet Mask . TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) .Your wireless network's name. breaking. Static Routing .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter RJ-45 (Registered Jack-45) . SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) . Telnet . SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) . and other services. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) . Static IP Address .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.Forwarding data in a network via a fixed path. A device for making.The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection. SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall . printing.A network protocol for transmitting data that requires acknowledgement from the recipient of data sent. 2. Server . Router .1.An Ethernet connector that holds up to eight wires. Roaming . Throughput . allowing a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports.The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet.An address code that determines the size of the network. or changing the connections in an electrical circuit. A data switch that connects computing devices to host computers.The amount of data moved successfully from one node to another in a given time period. Switch .A fixed address assigned to a computer or device that is connected to a network.A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. communications.A technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network. SSID (Service Set IDentifier) .A networking device that connects multiple networks together. Appendix E: Glossary 46 .Any computer whose function in a network is to provide user access to files.A set of instructions PCs use to communicate over a network. TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) .

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

39" x 3.11g: 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.11b: CCK.029 kg) FCC.11b. BPSK 802.11n.11b: 14±1dBm (Typical) 802.11g.24" x 0.0 USB Power. 16-QAM. Link/Act 802. USB 2. IEEE 802.1. QPSK.11g: OFDM Wireless-N: BPSK.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. WPA and WPA2 Encryption Security 2.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix F: Specifications Standards Port LEDs Protocols IEEE 802. Storage Temp.02 oz (0. QPSK.98" (57 mm x 10 mm x 101 mm) 1. Appendix F: Specifications . USB 1. draft IEEE 802. Wi-Fi (802. 64-QAM 802.

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

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

S. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. 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. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. if not installed and used according to the instructions. However. including interference that may cause undesired operation. FCC Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment generates. IEEE 802. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. Appendix H: Regulatory Information 51 . and can radiate radio frequency energy and. SAR compliance has been established in typical laptop computer(s) with USB slot. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. is firmware-limited to channels 1 through 11. and product could be used in typical laptop computer with USB slot.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.11g operation of this product in the U. 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. uses.11b or 802. which is found by turning the equipment off and on.A. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference.

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

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

linksys.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 .com or ftp.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.) http://www. 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.

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