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Asus WL-106gM User Manual

Wireless local area network card for 240 mimo wireless network.
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Wireless Local Area Network Card
WL-106gM
(For 240 MIMO Wireless Network)
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User Manual

E 2305/ Dec 2005

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ® Wireless Local Area Network Card WL-106gM (For 240 MIMO Wireless Network) LINK User Manual E 2305/ Dec 2005...
  • Page 2: Copyright Information

    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: Contact Information

    Technical support General support (tel): +1-502-995-0883 Online support: http://support.asus.com Notebook (tel): +1-510-739-3777 x5110 Support (fax): +1-502-933-8713 ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany General (tel): +49-2102-95990 Web site address: www.asuscom.de General (fax): +49-2102-959911 Online contact: www.asuscom.de/sales...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    One Touch Wizard ... 9 Configuring with the WLAN utility (Infrastructure) ... 10 Configuring with the WLAN utility (Ad Hoc) ...11 3. Software Reference ...12 ASUS WLAN Control Center ...12 Wireless Settings Utility ...14 Status - Status ... 14 Status - Connection ... 16 Status - IP Config ...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    10 seconds. Thanks to the upcoming wireless technology, we are going to experience data throughput even faster than wired Ethernet. ASUS 240 MIMO wireless family supports faster-than-wired transmitting speed over a wireless network while at the same time provides full compatibility to the backward IEEE802.11b and IEEE802.11g standard.
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Package contents Check the following items in your ASUS Cardbus Wireless LAN Adapter package. Contact your retailer if any item is damaged or missing. 1 x ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter (WL-106gM) 1 x Support CD 1 x Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 7: Installation

    Follow these instructions to install the WLAN card utilities and driver. Insert the support CD into your optical drive. If autorun is enabled in your computer, the CD automatically displays the utility menu. Click Install ASUS WLAN Card Utilities/Driver. If autorun is disabled, double-click SETUP.EXE in the root directory of the CD.
  • Page 8: Reading The Wlan Status Indicators

    8. Windows XP users: When the program is launched for the first time (during Windows restart), you are asked to choose one utility to configure the WLAN Card. Select "Only use our WLAN utilities and disable Windows wireless function". LINK LINK ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 9: One Touch Wizard

    2. Select an AP from the Available Networks field, then click Next. 4. Choose to obtain an IP address or to assign static address manually for your WLAN card. When IP setting is complete, click Finish to exit the One Touch Wizard. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 10: Configuring With The Wlan Utility (infrastructure)

    Chapter 2 - Installation Configuring with the WLAN utility (Infrastructure) Use ASUS WLAN utlity to get connected with an existing wireless network. 1. Right-click the wireless connection icon and select Wireless Settings. 3. Use Site Survey if you donʼt know the SSID of your access point(s).
  • Page 11: Configuring With The Wlan Utility (ad Hoc)

    Ad Hoc nodes, you are prompted to make the encryption of the two nodes identical. Click Apply to activate the settings. 6. Check the Connection tab to see the signal strength. Click OK to exit the utility. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 12: Software Reference

    3. Software Reference ASUS WLAN Control Center ASUS WLAN Control Center is an application which makes it easier to launch WLAN applications and activate network location settings. The WLAN Control Center starts automatically when system boots. When WLAN Control Center is running, you can see a Control Center icon on the Windows taskbar.
  • Page 13 • properties of available access points. • Wireless Option (Windows Zero Configuration (WZC) service or ASUS utilities to configure your WLAN card. Taskbar Icon - Launch Wireless Settings Double-click the taskbar icon to launch the Wireless Settings utility. Chapter 3 - Reference Taskbar Left-Click Menu ®...
  • Page 14: Wireless Settings Utility

    Right-click the Control Center icon on the Windows taskbar and select Wireless Settings. NOTE: If you have more than one ASUS WLAN device installed on your computer, you may see a device selection window when you launch the “ Wireless Settings” utility. Select the device you want when such situation occurs.
  • Page 15: Mac Address

    Change SSID – Click this button to set the SSID to that of the AP you want to connect. Search & Connect – Click this button to connect to an available wireless AP. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 16: Status - Connection

    WLAN Card is currently connected to. Ratings are: Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor. Overall Connection Quality The overall connection quality is derived from the current signal strength. A graphic chart uses percentage to show signal quality. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 17: Status - Ip Config

    The session field displays information on the verified connection including the roundtrip time (minimum, maximum, and average) and packets sent, received, and lost after a ping session. Click the “Clear” button to clear the session field. Chapter 3 - Reference ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 18: Config - Basic

    United States (FCC) and Canada (IC), channel 1 to 11 are supported. For Europe (ETSI), channel 1 to 13 are supported. For Japan (MKK), channel 1 to 14 are supported. Click Apply to save and activate the new configurations. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 19: Config - Advanced

    If there is an excessive number of collisions on the WLAN, experiment with different fragmentation values to increase the reliability of frame transmissions. The default value (2000) is recommended for normal use. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 20: Config - Encryption

    WPA/ WPA2 - The network is operating in IEEE 802.1x authentication mode. This mode is for environments with RADIUS (Remote Access Dial-in User Service). In a RADIUS environment, various Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) are supported, including PEAP, TLS/Smart Card, TTLS, and LEAP. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 21: Data Encryption

    WEP Keys. Each Key contains exactly 10 hex digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F). For 128-bit encryption, you are required to enter four WEP Keys. Each Key contains exactly 26 hex digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F). Chapter 3 - Reference ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 22 + 24). Some vendors refer to this level of WEP as 104 bits and others refer to this as 128 bits. Our Wireless LAN products use the term 128 bits when referring to this higher level of encryption. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 23: Config - Authentication

    Use the Site Survey tab to view statistics on the wireless networks available to the WLAN Card and their parameters. • SSID: The SSID of the available networks. • Channel: The channel used by each network. Chapter 3 - Reference ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 24: About - Version Info

    The program version information field includes the Copyright and utility version. The version information includes the NDIS version, driver name, and driver version. This screen is an example only. Your version numbers will be different from what are shown here. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 25: Link State

    Excellent Link Quality (Infrastructure) Good Link Quality (Infrastructure) Fair Link Quality (Infrastructure) Poor Link Quality (Infrastructure) Not linked (Infrastructure) Exit Wireless Settings To exit Wireless Settings, you can click OK or Cancel. Chapter 3 - Reference ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 26: Windows ® Xp Wireless Options

    WLAN Card. Only use our WLAN utilities and disable XP wireless function – Only use ASUS WLAN utilities to configure the WLAN Card. (recommended) You can open the Wireless Option setting window at any time by left- clicking the control center icon and choosing Wireless Option.
  • Page 27 The radio tower with a signal icon identifies the currently connected access point. Click Properties to set the authentication of the wireless connection. 4. The Advanced page allows you to set firewall and sharing. Read Windows help for more information. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Verify that the “SSID” of your WLAN Card is set to the same “SSID” of an access point. c. Verify that the “Encryption” type is the same as that of an access point. If you enabled “WEP” encryption, you must also set the same WEP Keys on both sides. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 29 98 or ten bindings in Windows Me. These limits are imposed by the Microsoft operating system. Solution: If your computer already has the maximum number of TCP/IP bindings, remove one of the network adapters from the Network configuration before installing the WLAN Card driver. Chapter 4 - Troubleshooting ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 30: Glossary

    52 subchannels, each approximately 300 KHz wide. COFDM uses 48 of these subchannels for data, while the remaining four are used for error correction. COFDM delivers higher data rates and a high degree of multipath reflection recovery, thanks to its encoding scheme and error correction. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 31: Default Key

    Spread spectrum (broadband) uses a narrowband signal to spread the transmission over a segment of the radio frequency band or spectrum. Direct-sequence is a spread spectrum technique where the transmitted signal is spread over a particular frequency range. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 32 (LANs) can be configured as an Extended Service Set. ESSID (Extended Service Set Identifier) You must have the same ESSID entered into the gateway and each of its wireless clients. The ESSID is a unique identifier for your wireless network. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 33 Ethernet and Fast Ethernet, 802.11b and 802.11a use an identical MAC (Media Access Control). However, while Fast Ethernet uses the same physical-layer encoding scheme as Ethernet (only faster), 802.11a uses an entirely different encoding scheme, called OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing). ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 34 Infrastructure A wireless network centered about an access point. In this environment, the access point not only provides communication with the wired network but also mediates wireless network traffic in the immediate neighborhood. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 35 NIC (Network Interface Card) A network adapter inserted into a computer so that the computer can be connected to a network. It is responsible for converting data from stored in the computer to the form transmitted or received. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 36: Subnet Mask

    Any device containing IEEE 802.11 wireless medium access conformity. Subnet Mask A subnet mask is a set of four numbers configured like an IP address. It is used to create IP address numbers used only within a particular network. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 37 For earlier Windows Operating systems, a WPA capable supplicant is required such as Funk Softwareʼs Odyssey Client. WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) This is a group of computers and other devices connected wirelessly in a small area. A wireless network is referred to as LAN or WLAN. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 38: Appendix

    Safety Information To maintain compliance with FCCʼs RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and your body. Use on the supplied antenna. ASUS WLAN Card may cause...
  • Page 39: Ce Mark Warning

    These are considered relevant and sufficient. CE Mark Warning This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. Chapter 6 - Appendix ASUS WLAN Card...

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