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TL-WN353GD
54M Wireless PCI Adapter
Rev: 1.0.1
1910010046

Summary of Contents

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    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter Rev: 1.0.1 1910010046...

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    COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS Specifications are subject to change without notice. ® is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.

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    FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

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    National Restrictions 2400.0-2483.5 MHz Country Restriction Bulgaria Outdoor use limited to 10 France mW e.i.r.p. within the band 2454-2483.5 MHz Italy Luxembourg None Norway Implemented Russian Federation Note: It not used outdoors in France. Reason/remark General authorization required for outdoor use and public service Military Radiolocation use.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Package Contents ... 1 Chapter 1 Introduction ... 2 Overview of the Product... 2 Features... 2 LED Status... 2 Chapter 2 Installation Guide... 3 Hardware Installation ... 3 Software Installation... 3 2.2.1 Overview... 3 2.2.2 Software Installation for Windows XP ... 3 2.2.3 Software Installation for Windows Vista...

  • Page 6: Package Contents

    If any of the listed contents are damaged or missing, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased the TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter for assistance. Conventions: The ‘Adapter’ and ‘PCI Adapter’ mentioned in this User guide both stand for TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter without any explanations.

  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Introduction, Overview Of The Product, Features, Led Status

    Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing the TL-WN353GD 54M wireless PCI Adapter! 1.1 Overview of the Product The adapter will provide you the flexibility to install your PC in the most convenient location available, without the cost of running network cables.

  • Page 8: Chapter 2 Installation Guide, Hardware Installation, Software Installation, Overview, Software Installation For Windows Xp

    Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder to start the installation, and Figure 2-1 will appear. Click Cancel to end the installation in the screen. Otherwise, the installation will continue. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide...

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    Step 2: Click Next in the screen below (shown in Figure 2-2) to continue, you can click Cancel to end the installation. Step 3: After that, the next screen displays, select Install to continue. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-1...

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    Step 4: In the next screen, the files will be copied as the next screen shown (shown in Figure 2-4). To end the Installation, click Cancel. Note: During the installation, the system will warn about Windows Logo testing, please click Continue Anyway to continue the installation. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-3 Figure 2-4...

  • Page 11: Software Installation For Windows Vista

    Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your operating system to start the installation. And then Figure 2-7 will appear; Click Cancel to end the installation in the screen. Otherwise, the installation will continue. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-5...

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    Click Next in the screen below (shown in Figure 2-12) to continue, you can click Cancel to end the installation. After that, the files will be copied as the next screen shown (shown in Figure 2-13). To end the Installation, click Cancel. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-7 Figure 2-8...

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    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-9 Note: During the installation, the system will warn about Windows Security testing, please click “Install this driver software anyway” to continue the installation. Figure 2-10 Click the Finish button to complete.

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    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-11...

  • Page 15: Chapter 3 Configuration, Set Wizard

    Chapter 3 Configuration TP-LINK Wireless PCI Adapter TL-WN353GD can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless Utility. This chapter describes how to configure your TP-LINK Wireless PCI Adapter for wireless connectivity on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.

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    Step 2: Click Refresh button to update the wireless network (show in Figure 3-2). Then select the wireless network and click Next. Step 3: After that, select the network authentication and data encryption, click OK. And the adapter can connect the specific wireless network. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-1 Figure 3-2...

  • Page 17: General Status

    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-3 Note: During the connection, if the screen prompts "Unsecured network", click OK to continue. 3.2 General Status Choose the tab General as shown in Figure 3-4, the left filed displays the type of the adapter, the right field displays the status about the connection, including Status, Speed, Type, SSID, Signal Strength, Link Quality and other IP information.

  • Page 18: Profile Management

    Click Close to close the screen. 3.3 Profile Management Click the tab Profile as shown in Figure 3-5 to add, remove, edit, duplicate or set default for a profile. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-4 on the bottom of the desktop.

  • Page 19: Add Or Edit A Configuration Profile

    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-5 3.3.1 Add or Edit a Configuration Profile Click the button Add or Edit (you should select an existed profile first to edit it) on the screen above, and you can configure the profile as shown in Figure 3-6.

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    These modes are: Open System, Shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, WPA 802.1X, WPA2 802.1X, and WEP 802.1X. • Data encryption - Select the corresponding data encryption for the authentication. These encryptions are: Disabled, WEP, TKIP and AES. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-6...

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    WEP, you can configure the password as follows. For example: If the wireless network takes Open System authentication, WEP data encryption, the password is 64bit with the value of 0123456789. The index is 1. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide...

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    AES. Please select the one according your need. For example: If the wireless network takes WPA-PSK authentication, TKIP data encryption, the network key is 0123456789. You can configure it for adapter as follows. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-7...

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    When you select the WPA 802.1x as the authentication, the available data encryptions are TKIP and AES. For the authentication, you should configure the 802.1x security. Select the EAP Type and configure the corresponding options. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-8...

  • Page 24: Remove A Configuration Profile

    WPA 802.1x authentications to configure it. 3.3.2 Remove a configuration profile Follow the steps below to delete a configuration profile. Step 1: Go to the Profile tab (shown in Figure 3-10). TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-9...

  • Page 25: Available Network, Duplicate A Configuration File, Set Default Configuration Profile

    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Step 2: Select the profile name in the Profiles List. Step 3: Click Remove. Figure 3-10 3.3.3 Duplicate a configuration file Follow the steps below to change the name of a configuration profile.

  • Page 26: Advanced

    Fill in the Profile name and click OK to create the new configuration profile for that network. 3.5 Advanced Click the tab Advanced as shown in Figure 3-12 to make further advanced configuration. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-11...

  • Page 27: Status

    Click Set Defaults to restore the configuration to defaults. Click Apply to make all the configurations to be effective. 3.6 Status Click the tab Status as shown in Figure 3-13 to view the information about the connection. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-12...

  • Page 28: Statistics

    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-13 3.7 Statistics Click the tab Statistics as shown in Figure 3-12 to view the traffic statistics about the connection. Click the Reset to refresh the information.

  • Page 29: Wi-fi Protect Setup

    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-14 3.8 Wi-Fi Protect Setup Click the tab Wi-Fi Protect Setup as shown in Figure 3-15, select different way to configure the adapter for Wi-Fi network.

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    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-15 Note: The Wi-Fi Protect Setup function takes effect only when the adapter and the AP (the adapter wants to connect) must support the Wi-Fi function first. Or else, the adapter can’t connect the AP.

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    Step 4: Finally, the adapter will create the profile and connect to the AP automatically, and you can see the status screen as follow. This is a new connection for Wi-Fi network. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-16...

  • Page 32: Question-answer Method

    Step 1: Click PBC as shown in Figure 3-15. Step 2: Push the physical button on the AP. Step 3: Finally, the adapter will create the profile and connect to the AP automatically. TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-18...

  • Page 33: Appendix A: Specifications

    11b: 520mA in full Transmit (TX), 325mA in full Receive (RX) Safety & Emissions FCC, CE Operating Temp. 0℃~40℃ (32 ~104 Storage Temp. -40℃~ 70 Humidity 10% ~ 95% RH, Non-condensing TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Normal Environmental and Physical ℉ ℉) ℃ -40℉~158℉)

  • Page 34: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Appendix B: Glossary 802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless product networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.

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    TL-WN353GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key identifying a wireless local area network. For the wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other, all devices must be configured with the same SSID. This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card.

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