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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 .

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

WPA2 Personal Figure 5-22: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-23: Wireless Security .RADIUS .WPA2 Enterprise .PEAP Figure 5-24: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-25: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 5-26: Wireless Security .Wireless Security Figure B-7: Wireless Network Connection 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 36 36 36 37 37 38 38 .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 .RADIUS .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 5-27: Wireless Security .WPA2 Enterprise .WEP Figure 5-20: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 5-28: Confirm New Settings Figure 5-29: Congratulations Figure B-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon Figure B-2: Windows XP .WPA Figure 5-21: Wireless Security .WPA Enterprise .

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

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

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

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

The Power LED lights up when the Adapter is powered on. 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. 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. Green.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you can't find an answer here. The 802. 3. The Wireless-N USB Network Adapter does not work properly. Consult the application’s user guide to determine if it supports operation over a network.11b standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix consists of two parts: “Common Problems and Solutions” and “Frequently Asked Questions. as long as the game supports multiple players over a LAN (local area network). Make sure that the notebook or desktop is powered on.” This appendix provides solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. Read the description below to solve your problems. Refer to the game’s user guide for more information. Common Problems and Solutions 1. The 802. Reinsert the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter into the PC’s USB port.11b standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate.11b standard. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 32 . What is the 802.11b standard? It is one of the standards for wireless networks. My computer does not recognize the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. 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. 2. Make sure that the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is properly inserted into the USB port. provided that the hardware complies with the 802. Make sure that the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is configured with the same Wireless Network Name (SSID) and wireless security settings in your network.com. I cannot communicate with the other computers linked via Ethernet in the Infrastructure configuration.linksys. Can I play computer games with other members of the wireless network? Yes.4GHz. check the Linksys website at www.

Before using the roaming function. Each node must maintain contact with the wireless network even when not actually transmitting data. the wireless LAN must incorporate a number of different functions.11g standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. the workstation must make sure that it is the same channel number with the access point of dedicated coverage area. 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 802.11b functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What IEEE 802. Each node and access point. the wireless network is configured to communicate with a wired network through a wireless access point.11g features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802. the wireless-equipped computers are configured to communicate directly with each other. for example.11g standard? It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks. What 802.11b features are supported? The product supports the following 802.4GHz.11g standard. To achieve true seamless connectivity. provided that the hardware complies with the 802. This type of network will not communicate with any wired network.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.11g standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. What is infrastructure mode? When a wireless network is set to infrastructure mode.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter What is the IEEE 802. must always acknowledge receipt of each message. The 802. Achieving these functions Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 33 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

folder. Shared Resources If you wish to share printers. 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. or files over your network. Windows Help provides complete instructions on adding PCs to your network. all PCs follow to communicate over a network. Windows Help provides complete instructions on utilizing shared resources.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix D: Windows Help All wireless products require Microsoft Windows. or protocol. Your PCs will not be able to utilize wireless networking without having TCP/IP enabled. TCP/IP Before a computer can communicate with an access point or wireless router. These features can be accessed through Windows Help and are described in this appendix. Appendix D: Windows Help 42 . TCP/IP is a set of instructions. This is true for wireless networks as well. 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).

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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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breaking. and other services. Server .The amount of data moved successfully from one node to another in a given time period. Roaming . Appendix E: Glossary 46 . Telnet . printing.The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) .The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet.A version of the TCP/IP FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability.A networking device that connects multiple networks together. A data switch that connects computing devices to host computers. Throughput . SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall . 2. Router .A set of instructions PCs use to communicate over a network.A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) . TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) . TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) . TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) .Any computer whose function in a network is to provide user access to files.An address code that determines the size of the network. Subnet Mask . Static IP Address .An Ethernet connector that holds up to eight wires.A network protocol for transmitting data that requires acknowledgement from the recipient of data sent.A user command and TCP/IP protocol used for accessing remote PCs.A technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network.Your wireless network's name. A device for making. Switch .A fixed address assigned to a computer or device that is connected to a network. or changing the connections in an electrical circuit. allowing a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports. Static Routing . SSID (Service Set IDentifier) . communications.Forwarding data in a network via a fixed path.1.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter RJ-45 (Registered Jack-45) .

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

Link/Act 802.39" x 3.1.029 kg) FCC. 16-QAM. QPSK.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix F: Specifications Standards Port LEDs Protocols IEEE 802. Wi-Fi (802. USB 1. draft IEEE 802.11g: OFDM Wireless-N: BPSK.0 USB Power. 64-QAM 802. Appendix F: Specifications .11g. IEEE 802.24" x 0. USB 2.11b.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. BPSK 802.11b: CCK.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.02 oz (0.11b: 14±1dBm (Typical) 802. QPSK.11n. Storage Temp.98" (57 mm x 10 mm x 101 mm) 1. WPA and WPA2 Encryption Security 2.

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

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

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

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

Consumers are required to comply with this notice for all electronic products bearing the following symbol: Appendix H: Regulatory Information 53 .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.

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

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. 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.linksys.linksys.com 800-546-5797 (LINKSYS) 949-823-3002 800-859-2379 support@linksys.com 949-823-3000 58 Appendix I: Contact Information . 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.com or ftp.

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