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Netgear WNCE2001 - Ethernet to Wireless Adapter Workshop Manual

Wnce2001 user manual.

 
350 East Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
September 2010
202-10598-01
v1.0
Universal WiFi Internet
Adapter (WNCE2001)
User Manual

Summary of Contents

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    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) User Manual 350 East Plumeria Drive San Jose, CA 95134 September 2010 202-10598-01 v1.0...

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    NETGEAR, Inc. Technical Support Thank you for choosing NETGEAR. To register your product, get the latest product updates, or get support online, visit us at http://support.netgear.com.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1 Getting Started Hardware Features..........4 Top Panel with LEDs .

  • Page 4: Hardware Features, Top Panel With Leds, Rear Panel

    Getting Started Hardware Features Top Panel with LEDs Top Panel Activity Power • Solid green: Unit is powered on and operating normally. • Solid or blinking amber: Unit is busy. • Solid red:yy Power source does not provide enough power. •...

  • Page 5: Power Connection Options

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Power Connection Options Depending on the cable that you received with your product, you might need a plug converter to connect the Internet adapter to the power adapter. If it is needed, the plug converter is included in the box.

  • Page 6: Installation, Preparing To Change Your Internet Adapter Settings

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Installation The Universal WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) Installation Guide included in the package, explains how to install your Internet adapter. The steps are summarized in this section. You use a computer to set up the Internet adapter. During setup, make sure that your computer is not connected to a router.

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    15), the software automatically checks for new firmware at the Firmware NETGEAR website. Then the following screen displays: The Device Status screen shows what the current settings are for the Internet adapter. A menu in the left pane allows you to view or change the settings.

  • Page 8: Using The Smart Wizard To Change The Setup

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Using the Smart Wizard to Change the Setup The Smart Wizard helps you set up your Internet adapter. For information about advanced configuration, see Chapter 2, Advanced Settings. The Universal WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) Installation Guide included in the package, explains how to install your Internet adapter.

  • Page 9: Device Status Screen

    Advanced Settings To change advanced settings, connect the Internet adapter to your computer and use your Internet browser to go to http://www.mywifiext.net as described in Preparing to Change Your on page 6. Internet Adapter Settings Device Status Screen When you connect to http:/www.mywifiext.net, after the automatic firmware check, the Device Status screen displays: This screen shows the current settings and the status of your Internet adapter.

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    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Table 1. Device Status Settings Field Description Device Status Hardware Version The hardware version of the Internet adapter. Firmware Version The current firmware version of the Internet adapter. If you upgrade the firmware, this field changes. GUI Language Version The language version running on the Internet adapter.

  • Page 11: Show Statistics

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Show Statistics On the Device Status screen, click Show Statistics to display the following screen: Table 2. Show Statistics Fields Field Description LAN or WLAN The statistics for the LAN (local), and wireless LAN (WLAN) ports. For each port, the screen displays the following: Status The link status of the port.

  • Page 12: Dhcp Connection Status

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 DHCP Connection Status On the Device Status screen, click DHCP Connection Status to view the following screen: This screen shows the status of the Internet connection. Table 3. Connection Status Fields Field Description IP Address The IP address of the wireless network router.

  • Page 13: Ip Address, Managing Your Configuration Settings

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 IP Address From the Internet adapter menu at http://www.mywifiext.net, under the Maintenance heading, select IP Address. The following screen displays: This screen shows whether the Internet adapter is set to get its IP address dynamically from the router (this is the most common setting), or is set as a static IP address.

  • Page 14: Backing Up Settings, Restoring Settings, Erasing The Settings

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 The Backup and Restore options in the Backup Settings screen let you save and retrieve a file containing your Internet adapter’s configuration settings. Once you have your Internet adapter working correctly, you should back up the information to have it available if something goes wrong.

  • Page 15: Upgrading The Firmware

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 CAUTION: Do not try to go online, turn off the Internet adapter, shut down the computer, or do anything else to the Internet adapter until it finishes restarting! Upgrading the Firmware Unless you changed the settings in the Firmware Upgrade screen previously, the Internet adapter is set up to check for new firmware automatically at log in.

  • Page 16: Advanced Wireless Settings, Using Push 'n' Connect (wps)

    Instead, you use a button or enter a PIN to connect. If you have a NETGEAR router, this feature is called Push ‘N’ Connect. Look for the symbol on the router to make sure the NETGEAR router supports WPS. For non-NETGEAR routers, refer to the user manual to determine if the router supports WPS.

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    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 To join a network using WPS after installation: From the Internet adapter menu at http://www.mywifiext.net, under the Setup heading, select WPS. The following screen displays: Select a radio button. Push and Connect (recommended). Either click the button or press the WPS •...

  • Page 18: Using The Usb Power Cable, Connecting To Http://www.mywifiext.net, Connecting To Wireless Networks

    Troubleshooting Using the USB Power Cable You can connect the USB power cable to a USB port on a nearby device. If the Internet adapter is not getting enough power, the following can occur: The Power LED is red. • The Internet adapter resets itself intermittently or turns itself off.

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    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 If this happens it could be due to one of these reasons: If you are unable to join the wireless network, it is possible that the network name, or • passphrase or key was typed incorrectly. Click Cancel, use the Smart Wizard to select the network from the list and retype the passphrase or key.

  • Page 20: Factory Settings

    Factory Settings and Technical Specifications Factory Settings You can use the Reset button on the rear panel to return your adapter to its factory settings. Reset button Figure 6. The Reset button restores factory settings Use a pin or paperclip to press the Reset button and hold it for 5 seconds until the power LED blinks amber.

  • Page 21: Technical Specifications

    Universal WiFi Internet Adapter WNCE2001 Technical Specifications Table 5. Feature Description Antenna 2 PIFA antennae Radio Data Rate Auto Rate Sensing Frequency 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz CCK and OFDM Modulation Power 5V 1A Emissions FCC, CE Bus interface USB 2.0 Operating Environment Operating temperature: 0 to 40...

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    Related Documents This appendix provides links to reference documents you can use to gain a more complete understanding of the technologies used in your NETGEAR product. Table 6. Document Link Windows XP and Vista http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/winzerocfg/index.htm Wireless Configuration Utilities Application Note Internet Networking and http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/tcpip/index.htm...

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    FCC Declaration of Conformity We, NETGEAR, Inc., 350 East Plumeria Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, declare under our sole responsibility that the Universal WiFi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) complies with Part 15 Subpart B of FCC CFR47 Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference, and •...

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    Directive 1999/5/EC. Español Por medio de la presente NETGEAR Inc. declara que el Radiolan cumple con los [Spanish] requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.

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    1999/5/CE. Latviski [Latvian] Ar šo NETGEAR Inc. deklarē, ka Radiolan atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK būtiskajām prasībām un citiem ar to saistītajiem noteikumiem. Šiuo NETGEAR Inc. deklaruoja, kad šis Radiolan atitinka esminius Lietuvių...

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    Table 7. Language Statement Hér með lýsir NETGEAR Inc. yfir því að Radiolan er í samræmi við Íslenska [Icelandic] grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC. NETGEAR Inc. erklærer herved at utstyret Radiolan er i samsvar med Norsk [Norwegian] de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.

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