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4 GHz Wireless-N
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USB Network Adapter

User Guide

WUSB300N

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter

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

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

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

WUSB300N-UG-WHQL and WPA60830NC BW

Wireless-N USB Network Adapter

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

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

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

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

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

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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Common Problems and Solutions Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

PEAP Figure 5-24: Wireless Security .WPA Figure 5-21: 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 .EAP-TLS Figure 5-25: Wireless Security .WPA2 Enterprise .RADIUS .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Figure 5-7: WPA Needed for Connection Figure 5-8: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection Figure 5-9: Profiles Figure 5-10: Creating a Profile Figure 5-11: WEP Key Needed for Connection Figure 5-12: WPA Needed for Connection Figure 5-13: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection Figure 5-14: Congratulations Figure 5-15: Available Wireless Networks Figure 5-16: Network Settings Figure 5-17: Wireless Mode Figure 5-18: Ad-Hoc Mode Settings Figure 5-19: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-27: Wireless Security .WPA2 Personal Figure 5-22: Wireless Security .EAP-TLS Figure 5-23: Wireless Security .RADIUS .Wireless Security Figure B-7: Wireless Network Connection 20 20 21 22 22 23 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 36 36 36 37 37 38 38 .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 .WPA2 Enterprise .WPA Enterprise .WEP Figure 5-20: Wireless Security .PEAP Figure 5-26: Wireless Security .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congratulations! The installation of the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter is complete. Click Finish to exit. For more information about the Wireless Network Monitor. Figure 4-7: WPA2 Personal Needed for Connection 3. You must enter the same security settings used on your network. Pre-shared Key . Then click Connect and proceed to Step 3. 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 . proceed to Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor. this screen will appear. or make additional configuration changes.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. search for available wireless networks. refer to Chapter 5: Using the Wireless Network Monitor. To check the link information. the Congratulations screen will appear.

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

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

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

PEAP Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 13 . Figure 4-17: Wireless Security .Select the authentication method your network is using.WPA Enterprise . Select the type of encryption. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional).WPA Enterprise . as well as two encryption 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. TKIP and AES. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. From the Certificate drop-down menu. Figure 4-16: Wireless Security . TKIP or AES. EAP-TLS or PEAP. from the Encryption drop-down menu.) WPA Enterprise offers two authentication methods. keep the default setting. with dynamic encryption keys. TKIP or AES. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. EAPTLS and PEAP.EAPTLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. From the Certificate drop-down menu. if you want to use any certificate. EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS. from the Encryption drop-down menu. Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. Trust Any. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. Select the type of encryption. Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field. Authentication .Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA Enterprise WPA Enterprise features WPA security used in coordination with a RADIUS server. 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 certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network. EAP-TLS or PEAP. You must enter the same security settings used on your network.WPA2 Enterprise . Then select the authentication method used inside the PEAP tunnel. Trust Any. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional).) WPA2 Enterprise offers two authentication methods.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter WPA2 Enterprise WPA2 Enterprise features WPA2 security used in coordination with a RADIUS server. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. From the Certificate drop-down menu.EAPTLS PEAP If you selected PEAP. Enter the password of your wireless network in the Password field. select the certificate you have installed to authenticate you on your wireless network.PEAP Chapter 4: Setting up and Connecting the Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Setting up the Adapter 14 .Select the authentication method your network is using. EAPTLS and PEAP. Click the Next button to continue or the Back button to return to the previous screen. enter the login name of your wireless network in the Login Name field. EAP-TLS If you selected EAP-TLS. From the Certificate drop-down menu. if you want to use any certificate. Enter the name of the authentication server in the Server Name field (this is optional). Figure 4-18: Wireless Security .WPA2 Enterprise . (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. Figure 4-19: Wireless Security . keep the default setting. Authentication .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.02 oz (0. WPA and WPA2 Encryption Security 2.11g. Appendix F: Specifications .98" (57 mm x 10 mm x 101 mm) 1. 64-QAM 802.11b.Wireless-N USB Network Adapter Appendix F: Specifications Standards Port LEDs Protocols IEEE 802. draft IEEE 802.0 USB Power.11n.39" x 3.11g: OFDM Wireless-N: BPSK. BPSK 802. Storage Temp.029 kg) FCC.11g: 14±1dBm (Typical) Wireless-N: 14±1dBm (Typical) 11Mbps @ -86dBm (Typical) 54Mbps @ -68dBm (Typical) Wireless-N @ -62dBm (Typical) TX: <480mA (Maximum) RX: <390mA (Maximum) WEP.11b/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. Link/Act 802. 16-QAM.11b: CCK. QPSK. USB 1.11b: 14±1dBm (Typical) 802. USB 2. Wi-Fi (802.24" x 0. QPSK. IEEE 802.

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

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

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

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

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

com 949-823-3000 58 Appendix I: Contact Information .com 800-546-5797 (LINKSYS) 949-823-3002 800-859-2379 support@linksys.linksys. you can call us at: Don't wish to call? You can e-mail us at: If any Linksys product proves defective during its warranty period.) http://www.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.com or ftp. you can call the Linksys Return Merchandise Authorization department for obtaining a Return Authorization Number at: (Details on Warranty and RMA issues can be found in the Warranty Information section in this Guide.

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