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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 .

WEP Figure 4-14: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-19: Wireless Security .WPA Figure 4-15: Wireless Security .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA2 Enterprise .Wireless Network Status Figure 5-4: More Information .WPA Enterprise .WPA Enterprise .EAP-TLS Figure 4-21: Wireless Security .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 .PEAP Figure 4-22: Confirm New Settings Figure 4-23: Congratulations screen Figure 5-1: Wireless Network Monitor Icon Figure 5-2: Link Information Figure 5-3: More Information .RADIUS .RADIUS .PEAP Figure 4-18: Wireless Security .WPA2 Personal Figure 4-16: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 4-17: Wireless Security .Network Statistics Figure 5-5: Connect Figure 5-6: WEP Key Needed for Connection 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 19 20 .PEAP Figure 4-20: Wireless Security .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

which uses an authentication server to control network access. a wireless security protocol that can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. a wireless security protocol that can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. What is WPA2? WPA2 is Wi-Fi Protected Access2. but has stronger encryption than WPA. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

draft IEEE 802. 16-QAM.98" (57 mm x 10 mm x 101 mm) 1.11b: 14±1dBm (Typical) 802.11b/g) 0ºC to 55ºC (32ºF to 131ºF) -20ºC to 80ºC (-4ºF to 176ºF) 48 RF Pwr (EIRP) Receive Sensitivity Power Consumption Security Features Dimensions Unit Weight Certification Operating Temp.11n.11b: CCK.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. QPSK. Wi-Fi (802. IEEE 802. Link/Act 802.02 oz (0. Storage Temp.39" x 3. WPA and WPA2 Encryption Security 2.1.11g. USB 2. USB 1. QPSK.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix F: Specifications Standards Port LEDs Protocols IEEE 802. 64-QAM 802. Appendix F: Specifications . BPSK 802.11g: OFDM Wireless-N: BPSK.0 USB Power.11b.029 kg) FCC.24" x 0.

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

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

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

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

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

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix H: Regulatory Information 54 .

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

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

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