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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 .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 .EAP-TLS Figure 4-19: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 4-20: Wireless Security .WPA Enterprise .Wireless Network Status Figure 5-4: 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 .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 .WPA2 Personal Figure 4-16: Wireless Security .RADIUS .WEP Figure 4-14: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-17: Wireless Security .WPA Figure 4-15: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-21: Wireless Security .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA Enterprise .PEAP Figure 4-18: 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 .EAP-TLS Figure 5-23: Wireless Security .WEP Figure 5-20: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-25: Wireless Security .WPA Figure 5-21: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-27: Wireless Security .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA Enterprise .RADIUS .WPA2 Personal Figure 5-22: Wireless Security .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 .WPA Enterprise .RADIUS .PEAP Figure 5-26: Wireless Security .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 .Wireless Security Figure B-7: Wireless Network Connection 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 36 36 36 37 37 38 38 .PEAP Figure 5-24: Wireless Security .

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

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

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.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Chapter 2: Planning your Wireless Network Network Topology A wireless network is a group of computers. infrastructure: a wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point. Computers in a wireless network must be configured to share the same radio channel. 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. the effective transmission range in an infrastructure network can be doubled. Roaming Infrastructure mode also supports roaming capabilities for mobile users. Since an access point is able to forward data within a network. and can double the effective wireless transmission range for two wireless adapter PCs. An integrated wireless and wired network is called an infrastructure network. Linksys wireless adapters also provide users access to a wired network when using an access point or wireless router. Several PCs equipped with wireless cards or adapters can communicate with one another to form an ad-hoc network. ssid: your wireless network's name. Chapter 2: Planning your Wireless Network Network Topology 3 . Proper access point positioning combined with a clear radio signal will greatly enhance performance. Each wireless PC in an infrastructure network can talk to any computer in a wired network infrastructure via the access point or wireless router. choose a feasible radio channel and optimum access point position. An infrastructure configuration extends the accessibility of a wireless PC to a wired network. each equipped with one wireless adapter. providing that they both share the same channel and SSID. Before enabling you consider roaming. topology: the physical layout of a network.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

as long as the game supports multiple players over a LAN (local area network). The Wireless-N USB Network Adapter does not work properly. 3.11b standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2.com. My computer does not recognize the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter.11b standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 32 .linksys. The 802. 2.11b standard.4GHz. I cannot communicate with the other computers linked via Ethernet in the Infrastructure configuration. Read the description below to solve your problems. Make sure that the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is properly inserted into the USB port. Make sure that the notebook or desktop is powered on.11b standard? It is one of the standards for wireless networks. Consult the application’s user guide to determine if it supports operation over a network. Refer to the game’s user guide for more information. What is the 802. check the Linksys website at www. provided that the hardware complies with the 802. 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.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix consists of two parts: “Common Problems and Solutions” and “Frequently Asked Questions. Common Problems and Solutions 1.” This appendix provides solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. Reinsert the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter into the PC’s USB port. The 802. Can I play computer games with other members of the wireless network? Yes. If you can't find an answer here. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02 oz (0. Appendix F: Specifications .029 kg) FCC.11b: 14±1dBm (Typical) 802. draft IEEE 802.11b. Wi-Fi (802. Link/Act 802. USB 1.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix F: Specifications Standards Port LEDs Protocols IEEE 802. QPSK.11n.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.0 USB Power.11g: OFDM Wireless-N: BPSK.11b: CCK. BPSK 802.98" (57 mm x 10 mm x 101 mm) 1. 64-QAM 802. USB 2.1.39" x 3. WPA and WPA2 Encryption Security 2. 16-QAM.11g. IEEE 802. Storage Temp.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.24" x 0. QPSK.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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