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  • Page 1 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Adapter and Digital/Analog TV/FM Radio Tuner PCI Card...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    2.3.1 Running the support CD ... 2-6 2.3.2 Drivers menu ... 2-6 2.3.3 Manual menu ... 2-7 2.3.4 ASUS contact information ... 2-7 2.3.5 Wi-Fi driver and utilities installation ... 2-8 Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Chapter 3:...
  • Page 4 Other software support ... 3-14 3.3.1 Control Center ... 3-14 3.3.2 Wireless Settings ... 3-16 3.3.3 Mobile Manager ... 3-17 3.3.4 Site Monitor ... 3-18 Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: TV features TV features TV features TV features TV features Using PowerCinema ...
  • Page 5 Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and •...
  • Page 6 Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety • To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. • When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected.
  • Page 7 A S U S w e b s i t e s A S U S w e b s i t e s The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
  • Page 8 Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this user guide. D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself D A N G E R / W A R N I N G :...
  • Page 9 WiFi specifications WiFi specifications WiFi specifications WiFi specifications WiFi specifications I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e PCI bus W i - F i S t a n d a r d...
  • Page 10 TV specifications TV specifications TV specifications TV specifications TV specifications I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e I n t e r f a c e T V S t a n d a r d T V S t a n d a r d...
  • Page 11 This chapter describes the card features and the new technologies it supports.
  • Page 12 T h a n k y o u f o r b u y i n g a n A S U S The WiFi-TV card delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality products! Before you start installing the card, drivers, and software applications, check the items in your package with the list below.
  • Page 13: Wireless Lan Features

    1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 Wireless LAN features Wireless LAN features Wireless LAN features Wireless LAN features Wireless LAN features 54 Mbps speed advantage 54 Mbps speed advantage 54 Mbps speed advantage 54 Mbps speed advantage 54 Mbps speed advantage With data transmission rate up to five times faster than IEEE 802.11b standards, the WiFi-TV breaks the wireless data transmission speed barrier to give you faster Internet connection and file sharing capabilities.
  • Page 14: Tv Features

    1.3.2 1.3.2 1.3.2 TV features TV features TV features 1.3.2 1.3.2 TV features TV features Watch TV on your PC Watch TV on your PC Watch TV on your PC Watch TV on your PC Watch TV on your PC The WiFi-TV card lets you watch TV on your PC.
  • Page 15 Analog TV port Digital TV/ FM radio port Audio-Video port Wi-Fi activity LED Wi-Fi antenna port B r a c k e t B r a c k e t B r a c k e t B r a c k e t B r a c k e t The card comes with a wireless LAN activity LED.
  • Page 16 1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 6 C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n...
  • Page 17 This chapter provides step by step instructions on how to install card and the card drivers and utilities to your computer.
  • Page 18: Chapter 2: Installation

    2.1.1 2.1.1 2.1.1 2.1.1 2.1.1 System requirements System requirements System requirements System requirements System requirements Before installing the WiFi-TV card, make sure that your system meets the following requirements. • Intel ® Pentium™ 4 600+ series processor AMD Athlon™ processor •...
  • Page 19: Digital Cable Tv And Fm Radio

    2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 Digital cable TV and FM radio Digital cable TV and FM radio Digital cable TV and FM radio Digital cable TV and FM radio Digital cable TV and FM radio If you have a digital cable TV subscription, insert the cable TV connector to the cable port labeled TV-D to receive digital TV signals.
  • Page 20: Wi-fi Antenna

    A u d i o - V i d e o c a b l e p l u g s A u d i o - V i d e o c a b l e p l u g s A u d i o - V i d e o c a b l e p l u g s A u d i o - V i d e o c a b l e p l u g s A u d i o - V i d e o c a b l e p l u g s...
  • Page 21 Site survey Site survey Site survey A site survey (provided with the ASUS WiFi-TV card) analyzes the installation environment and recommends the best location for wireless LAN devices and access points. A S U S W i F i - T V...
  • Page 22: Running The Support Cd

    Make sure that you install all necessary motherboard drivers and utilities before installing the WiFi-TV drivers. The contents of the support CD may change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates. 2.3.1 2.3.1 Running the support CD Running the support CD 2.3.1...
  • Page 23: Manual Menu

    C o n t a c t C o n t a c t C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can C o n t a c t also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
  • Page 24: Wi-fi Driver And Utilities Installation

    A S U S W i r e l e s s L A N U t i l i t y a n d D r i v e r A S U S W i r e l e s s L A N U t i l i t y a n d D r i v e r. The ASUS Wireless LAN Card installation window appears.
  • Page 25 This chapter provides information on the Wi-Fi features of the card including the recommended setup and bundled utilities.
  • Page 26: Chapter 3: Wi-fi Features

    You can use the ASUS WiFi-TV in various wireless network configurations. After installing the card and the wireless LAN adapter drivers to your computer, select the most appropriate configuration for your home or office wireless network. The following descriptions are for reference only and may not exactly match your actual network configuration.
  • Page 27: Software Access Point (soft Ap)

    3.1.3 3.1.3 3.1.3 Software Access Point (Soft AP) Software Access Point (Soft AP) Software Access Point (Soft AP) 3.1.3 3.1.3 Software Access Point (Soft AP) Software Access Point (Soft AP) You can configure the WiFi-TV as a software access point (Soft AP). In this mode, the WiFi-TV becomes the access point that connects wireless clients to the Internet or network printer.
  • Page 28: Wireless Bridge (wireless Distribution System)

    3.1.4 3.1.4 3.1.4 Wireless bridge (Wireless Distribution System) Wireless bridge (Wireless Distribution System) Wireless bridge (Wireless Distribution System) 3.1.4 3.1.4 Wireless bridge (Wireless Distribution System) Wireless bridge (Wireless Distribution System) In a wireless bridge setup, the WiFi-TV connects two or more APs while maintaining connection to its wireless clients.
  • Page 29: Launching The Setup Wizard

    The One Touch wizard allows you to configure the WiFi-TV through step- by-step instructions. The wizard helps you to: • Configure the WiFi-TV as an access point, and • Set the Internet connection sharing feature. Make sure that you have selected the most appropriate configuration for your wireless home network before you proceed.
  • Page 30 Assign a Service Set Identifier (SSID) for the WiFi-TV (i.e. Tech Comm Department). By default, the wizard uses the computer name as the SSID. The SSID identifies the wireless device in a network. All wireless devices within a network must have the same SSID to establish connection.
  • Page 31 An I m p o r t a n t I n f o r m a t i o n I m p o r t a n t I n f o r m a t i o n I m p o r t a n t I n f o r m a t i o n I m p o r t a n t I n f o r m a t i o n I m p o r t a n t I n f o r m a t i o n...
  • Page 32: Connecting To An Access Point

    3.2.3 3.2.3 3.2.3 Connecting to an access point Connecting to an access point Connecting to an access point 3.2.3 3.2.3 Connecting to an access point Connecting to an access point If you have an existing access point in your home network, follow these instructions to connect the WiFi-TV to the access point.
  • Page 33: Connecting To Another Wireless Device

    If the access point has an enabled DHCP server, select O b t a i n a n I P a d d r e s s O b t a i n a n I P a d d r e s s O b t a i n a n I P a d d r e s s O b t a i n a n I P a d d r e s s O b t a i n a n I P a d d r e s s...
  • Page 34 The window design changes from W i r e l e s s L A N highlight a wireless device from the list. When connected to the wireless device, the wizard displays the connection information. N e x t N e x t Click N e x t N e x t N e x t to configure the...
  • Page 35: Customizing Your Setup

    3.2.5 3.2.5 3.2.5 Customizing your setup Customizing your setup Customizing your setup 3.2.5 3.2.5 Customizing your setup Customizing your setup If you are familiar with wireless network settings, you can configure the C u s t o m i z e d ( O f f i c e a n d A d v a n c e d U s e r s ) C u s t o m i z e d ( O f f i c e a n d A d v a n c e d U s e r s ) WiFi-TV using the C u s t o m i z e d ( O f f i c e a n d A d v a n c e d U s e r s ) C u s t o m i z e d ( O f f i c e a n d A d v a n c e d U s e r s )
  • Page 36 Set the N e t w o r k N e t w o r k N e t w o r k N e t w o r k N e t w o r k A u t h e n t i c a t i o n to O p e n A u t h e n t i c a t i o n A u t h e n t i c a t i o n A u t h e n t i c a t i o n...
  • Page 37 T w o w a y s t o a s s i g n W E P k e y s T w o w a y s t o a s s i g n W E P k e y s T w o w a y s t o a s s i g n W E P k e y s T w o w a y s t o a s s i g n W E P k e y s T w o w a y s t o a s s i g n W E P k e y s...
  • Page 38: Control Center

    WiFi-TV in your home or office network. The following applications are automatically installed when you install the WiFi-TV drivers and utilities. The bundled software applications are subject to change without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates. 3.3.1 3.3.1 Control Center Control Center 3.3.1...
  • Page 39 A c c e s s p o i n t m o d e A c c e s s p o i n t m o d e A c c e s s p o i n t m o d e A c c e s s p o i n t m o d e A c c e s s p o i n t m o d e I c o n...
  • Page 40: Wireless Settings

    3.3.2 3.3.2 3.3.2 Wireless Settings Wireless Settings Wireless Settings 3.3.2 3.3.2 Wireless Settings Wireless Settings The W i r e l e s s S e t t i n g s W i r e l e s s S e t t i n g s is the main interface that allows you to control W i r e l e s s S e t t i n g s W i r e l e s s S e t t i n g s W i r e l e s s S e t t i n g s...
  • Page 41: Mobile Manager

    Manager utility. All toolbar button commands are also available from the menu bar. See the help file for details on the ASUS Mobile Manager. A S U S W i F i - T V A S U S W i F i - T V...
  • Page 42: Site Monitor

    Site Monitor. You can join these APs if you specify the same SSID. • Click H e l p H e l p H e l p for details on the ASUS Site Monitor. H e l p H e l p 3 - 1 8...
  • Page 43 This chapter provides information on the TV features of the card and the bundled software application.
  • Page 44: Chapter 4: Tv Features

    The PowerCinema application comes with the ASUS WiFi-TV card support CD. This application allows you to watch TV and DVDs, listen to FM radio or music CDs, or browse pictures stored in your computer. Use the mouse or the remote controller to navigate through the user interface. For details on the remote controller, see the Appendix.
  • Page 45: Optimizing Your Computer For Multimedia

    4.1.2 4.1.2 4.1.2 Optimizing your computer for multimedia Optimizing your computer for multimedia Optimizing your computer for multimedia 4.1.2 4.1.2 Optimizing your computer for multimedia Optimizing your computer for multimedia During initial launch, a Setup Wizard prompts you to optimize your computer for various multimedia functions.
  • Page 46 Select your location, then click N e x t N e x t N e x t. N e x t N e x t Setting the correct location allows the application to select the appropriate TV standard and DVD region to your location.
  • Page 47 Select a two- or three- dimensional display effect, then click N e x t N e x t. N e x t N e x t N e x t 10. When prompted, key-in your name and e-mail address, then click N e x t N e x t N e x t N e x t...
  • Page 48: Navigating Through The Home Page

    4.1.3 4.1.3 4.1.3 Navigating through the home page Navigating through the home page Navigating through the home page 4.1.3 4.1.3 Navigating through the home page Navigating through the home page The home page has six multimedia functions (TV, Movies, Videos, Music, Pictures, Radio, Extras) and a configuration option (Settings) that you can select by pressing the up/down arrow of the remote controller or by using the mouse.
  • Page 49: Watching Tv

    4.1.5 4.1.5 4.1.5 Watching TV Watching TV Watching TV 4.1.5 4.1.5 Watching TV Watching TV The PowerCinema application allows you to watch TV on your computer. Select T V T V from the home page, then press O K or click the mouse to display the TV screen. Make sure that you autoscan the channels before you watch TV on your computer.
  • Page 50 Changing the TV signal Changing the TV signal Changing the TV signal Changing the TV signal Changing the TV signal If you have a digital cable TV subscription, you must change the TV signal setting using the TV Settings window. To change the signal setting: From the TV screen, select S e t t i n g s, then press O K...
  • Page 51: Watching Movies

    Select D i g i t a l D i g i t a l D i g i t a l from the menu, D i g i t a l D i g i t a l then press O K O K.
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Sound Recording Settings

    You can create a DVD movie of your favorite home videos using the PowerDirector application and the AV IN port of the WiFi-TV card. 4.2.1 4.2.1 4.2.1 Adjusting the sound recording settings Adjusting the sound recording settings Adjusting the sound recording settings 4.2.1 4.2.1 Adjusting the sound recording settings...
  • Page 53 The Appendix provides information on the wireless LAN channels, remote controller, and TV standards in your location.
  • Page 54: Ieee 802.11b/g

    A.1.1 A.1.1 A.1.1 A.1.1 A.1.1 IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g IEEE 802.11b/g The IEEE 802.11b/g standard for wireless LAN allocated the 2.4 GHz frequency band into 14 overlapping operating channels. Each channel corresponds to a different set of frequencies. The table below shows the center frequencies of each channel.
  • Page 55: Ieee 802.11a

    C o u n t r y / R e g i o n ( R e g u l a t i n g B o d y ) C o u n t r y / R e g i o n ( R e g u l a t i n g B o d y ) C o u n t r y / R e g i o n ( R e g u l a t i n g B o d y ) C o u n t r y / R e g i o n ( R e g u l a t i n g B o d y ) C o u n t r y / R e g i o n ( R e g u l a t i n g B o d y )
  • Page 56: Using The Remote Controller

    The ASUS remote controller allows you to operate the WiFi-TV from a distance. Use the remote controller to navigate through the PowerCinema windows. R e m o t e c o n t r o l l e r s p e c i f i c a t i o n s...
  • Page 57: Remote Controller

    A.2.2 A.2.2 A.2.2 Remote controller layout Remote controller layout Remote controller layout A.2.2 A.2.2 Remote controller layout Remote controller layout B a c k b u t t o n B a c k b u t t o n B a c k b u t t o n B a c k b u t t o n B a c k b u t t o n...
  • Page 58: Mouse Mode

    A.2.4 A.2.4 A.2.4 Mouse mode Mouse mode Mouse mode A.2.4 A.2.4 Mouse mode Mouse mode You can use the remote controller instead of the mouse to navigate through, and select icons from the desktop. Press navigation button to move through the desktop and the back and maximize/minimize button for the left and right-click mouse function.
  • Page 59 • TV systems and standards may change anytime without notice. This list is provided for reference only. • Make sure that your TV card conforms with the system or standard used in your country or location. A R E A A R E A A R E A A R E A...
  • Page 60 A R E A A R E A A R E A A R E A A R E A Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Luxembourg Madeira Madagascar Malaysia Malta Mauritius Mexico Monaco Morocco Netherlands New Zealand North Korea Norway Pakistan Paraguay...

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