ALFA Wireless LAN USB Adaptor user manual

User manual for the device ALFA Wireless LAN USB Adaptor

Device: ALFA Wireless LAN USB Adaptor
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Date of adding : 2013-06-28 19:01:56
Number of pages: 29
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Wireless LAN USB Adaptor

User Manual V1.0


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USING THIS DOCUMENT This document provides detailed user guidelines for Wireless LAN USB Adaptor operation and setting-up. Though every effort has been made to ensure that this document is up-to-date and accurate, more information may have become available subsequent to the production of this guide. RELEASE HISTORY Content Chapter 1 Introduction ...................................................................................3 Chapter 2 Specifications .......................

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Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for purchasing Wireless LAN USB Adaptor. Wireless LAN USB Adaptor is a perfect combination of both performance and cost-effective product introduced. It is sincerely hoped that you can enjoy the wireless world through this solidly profiled wireless adaptor. It provides a full solution of all the IEEE 802.11 b/g protocols, that pass the WiFi tests and are compatible with all the wireless products with WiFi logo. If you have a Wireless LAN USB Adaptor o

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Chapter 2 Specifications Host system connections Interface Fully complies with USB 2.0 or 1.1 USB date transfer rate USB high speed (480Mbps), and full speed (12Mbps) Wireless LAN (WLAN) environment connections 4

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Chapter 3 Installation/ Uninstallation 3.1 Installation Before you proceed with the installation, please notice the following descriptions. Note1: The following installation was operated under Windows XP. (Procedures are similar for Windows 98SE/Me/2000.) Note2: If you have installed the WLAN USB driver & utility before, please uninstall the old version first. 1. If you insert the Wireless LAN Network Adaptor into your computer USB port before installing the software program fr

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3. Choose a set up language. 4. Click OK. 5. Click Next to process the installation. 6

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6. The system starts software installation of the WLAN USB adaptor. 7. On Windows Logo Software Installation screen, click Continue Anyway to continue. Note: Not all the drivers will have this message box. 7

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8 Click Finish to complete the installation. 9. After setup, restart your computer. 8

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3.2 Uninstallation From “Wireless Network Driver and Utility” or “Control Panel” ”Change or Remove Programs”. A. Uninstall the WLAN USB Adaptor Driver from “Start” “All Programs” Click “Uninstall” (or “Change/Remove”) to remove Wireless LAN USB Adaptor driver. 10

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B. Click “OK” if you want to remove Wireless LAN USB Adaptor Driver . C. Click “Finish” to complete the uninstallation. 11

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Chapter 4 RtWLAN:Wireless LAN Management GUI 4.1 Introduction of Main Window A. Main Menu The main menu includes five submenus. Refresh When clicking the refresh menu, you can update and re-enumerate the contents of adaptor list area. Mode (M) Wireless configuration is quickly switched to be either [Station] or [AP]. 12

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View (V) Enable/disable the presence of status bar. Without the check mark (v) the status bar will be hidden. Help (H) Click the menu item “About RtWLan” to show the about dialog. The application 13

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version and license information are shown in the about dialog. B. Adaptor List Area All connected adaptors on this system with multiple adaptor installations are displayed in this area. It is easy for users to change the selected adaptor by one click. The contents of properties area are dependant on wireless configuration that the selected adaptor is set up. If only single adaptor is installed on the system, only one adaptor is always selected. C. Properties Area The contents of this

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configuration sections for both Station and AP mode. D. Global Control Bar Each control item on this bar affects the adaptor or management GUI directly. Show Tray Icon Checking "Show Tray Icon" and clicking “Close” button, the management GUI will be minimized and stay on the tray icon located at the right bottom corner of Windows. If not, management GUI will shut down while clicking "Close" button with unchecked condition. Radio Off Turn off the radio to save power. While the

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The hints or status of the management GUI are presented in the status bar. 4.2 Station Mode The following explanations focus on the properties area. Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc With both Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc types, the properties should look like the picture above. Six property pages present different information of current wireless network status. Please read the following explanations before you reviewing these pages, it could help you to well understand the wireless environm

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A. General Page This page represents the general information of this adapter. 1. Status The status of station connection to AP. 2. Speed Current transition speed in Mbps (Mega-Bits-Per-Second). 3. Type Current wireless LAN configuration type. 4. Encryption Current encryption mode used. 5. SSID Name of wireless network. 6. Signal Strength The average signal quality of packets received from wireless network. We recommend connecting AP with over 70% signal strength.

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B. Profile Page This page provides profiles management such as add, remove, edit and duplicate just by pressing the respected button. Available Profile(s) The list box shows all the created profiles. 1. Add Add a new profile for AP or IBSS (Ad-Hoc mode). 2. Remove Remove the selected profile. 3. Edit Edit contents of selected profile. 4. Duplicate Make copy of selected profile. 5. Set Default Set the selected profile as default selection. 6. Available Network Page

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C. Available Network(s) Show network connection around this system 1. Refresh Rescan network connection around this system. 2. Add to Profile Create profile for selected network connection and add it to to profile list. D. Advanced Page 19

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1. Power Save  None: without power save function.  Min: wake up more frequently to receive packets. Max: wake up less frequently to receive packets. 2. Wireless Mode  802.11b  802.11g/b 3. 802.11b Preamble Mode  Long: higher quality but with lower performance than preamble short mode. Short: Normal quality but with higher performance than preamble long mode. Auto: use the preamble mode of current. BSS. 4. Fragment Threshold The threshold of fragment length. High

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