D-Link AirPlus DWL-G510 Manual

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  • Page 1 ® D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Wireless G PCI Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ................3 Introduction....................4 Wireless Basics ..................5 Installation Considerations ..............7 Getting Started ..................8 Using the Configuration Utility .............. 11 Networking Basics ................18 Troubleshooting ...................31 Technical Specifications ..............36 Contacting Technical Support ..............39 Warranty and Registration ..............40...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: ® D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 802.11g (2.4GHz) Wireless G PCI Adapter CD-ROM with Manual, Warranty, and Drivers Printed Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements for Configuration:...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Unlike most network cards, the DWL-G510 provides data transfers at up to 54 Mbps ® (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus G products. The 802.11g standard is backwards compatible with 802.11b products.
  • Page 5: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
  • Page 6 OFDM works by splitting the radio signal into multiple smaller sub-signals that are then transmitted simultaneously at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions. The D-Link DWL- G510 will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and range possible.
  • Page 7: Installation Considerations

    Wireless Basics (continued) Installation Considerations ® The D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    An Infrastructure network contains an access point or a wireless router. The Infrastructure Network example shown on the following page contains the following D-Link network devices (your existing network may be comprised of other devices): A wireless router - D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624 A laptop computer with a wireless adapter - ®...
  • Page 9 PCI slot on your desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter). Install the D-Link DWL-G630 Wireless G Cardbus Adapter into a laptop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-G630). If you wish, you may connect a computer that is equipped with an Ethernet net-...
  • Page 10 Wireless PCI Adapter with a desktop computer desktop computer Install the D-Link DWL-G510 Wireless G PCI Adapter into one desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product for installation instructions.) Install another DWL-G510 into a desktop computer.
  • Page 11: Using The Configuration Utility

    Select the Wireless Networks tab. Uncheck the box in the properties window that enables windows configuration. After you have done this, you can then use the D-Link Configuration Utility with XP by clicking on the D-Link Configuration Utility icon. *Configuration Utility icon...
  • Page 12: Link Info

    Configuration Utility (continued) Link Info Status: Displays the MAC Address of the Access Point that is associated with the DWL-G510. SSID: Displays the Service Set Identifier assigned to the wireless network. Frequency: Displays the current frequency used by the adapter. Wireless Mode: Displays the wireless mode.
  • Page 13 Configuration Utility (continued) Configuration SSID: The Service Set Identifier is the name assigned to the wireless network. The factory SSID setting is set to default. Make changes here to match the SSID on existing Wireless Router or Access Point. Wireless Mode: Click on the pull-down menu;...
  • Page 14 Configuration Utility (continued) Advanced D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter Frequency: Select 802.11b/g for compatibility with both 802.11b or 802.11g networks, or select 802.11b only. Ad Hoc Channel: Select the Ad Hoc channel when in Ad Hoc mode. When communicating in Ad Hoc mode, all devices must share the same channel.
  • Page 15: Site Survey

    Configuration Utility (continued) Site Survey Available Networks The top section of the window displays the Available Networks. Scroll up and down the list and highlight the network to which you wish to connect. Click on the Connect button. Profile In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have created for the wireless network at home, at the office and in public places.
  • Page 16 Configuration Utility (continued) Site Survey > Add, Connect, or Properties In this window you can configure all the properties of a profile in order to connect with a network of your choice. After you have entered your changes in this window, click OK to save the changes.
  • Page 17 Configuration Utility (continued) About The About screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-G510.
  • Page 18: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows XP. Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000/Me /98SE.
  • Page 19 Networking Basics (continued) Please follow all the instructions in this window: Click Next. In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your computer connects to the Internet through a router, select the second option as shown. Click Next.
  • Page 20 Networking Basics (continued) Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.) Click Next. Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Click Next.
  • Page 21 Networking Basics (continued) Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.
  • Page 22 Networking Basics (continued) In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network. Click Next. Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
  • Page 23 Networking Basics (continued) Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue, click Next.
  • Page 24 Networking Basics (continued) Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.
  • Page 25 Networking Basics (continued) Naming your Computer To name your computer in Windows XP, please follow these directions: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen). Right-click on My Computer. Select Properties. Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.
  • Page 26 Networking Basics (continued) Naming your Computer In this window, enter the Computer name. Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup. All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name. Click OK. Checking the IP Address in Windows XP The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP ad- dress range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP address range.) To check on the IP address of the adapter, please do the following:...
  • Page 27 Networking Basics (continued) Checking the IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support tab. Click Close. Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: DHCP-capable routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.
  • Page 28 Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-click on Network Connections. Right-click on Local Area Connections. Double-click on Properties.
  • Page 29 Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: Enter the LAN IP address of the wireless router. (D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of Select Use the following DNS server address. Enter the LAN IP address of the wireless router.
  • Page 30 Networking Basics (continued) Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP/2000 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the wireless router or access point.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-G510. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you do not use Windows XP, the screens on your computer will still look similar to the following examples.) 1.
  • Page 32 Double-click on Network Adapters. Right-click on D-Link DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter. D-Link DWL-G510 Wireless PCI Adapter D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Select Properties to check that the drivers are in- stalled properly. D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G510 Look under Device...
  • Page 33 Troubleshooting (continued) 2. Why can’t I connect to the access point or the wireless router? Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-G510 Wireless G PCI Adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the access point or wireless router. Move the DWL-G510 and the access point or wireless router into the same room and then test the wireless connection.
  • Page 34 In Infrastructure mode, make sure the same Service Set Identifier (SSID) is specified on the settings for the wireless clients and access points. The SSID factory default setting for most D-Link products is default. (Double- click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar. The Link Info screen will display the SSID setting.)
  • Page 35 Troubleshooting (continued) Check that the Network Connection for the wireless client is configured properly. Select AP (Infrastructure) when connecting to an access point and select Ad-Hoc mode when connecting without an access point. Double- click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click on Configuration to change the settings for the wireless adapter.
  • Page 36: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11 IEEE 802.11b Temperature Operating: 0ºC to 55ºC (32ºF to 131ºF) Storage: -20ºC to 65ºC (-4ºF to 149ºF) Humidity: 5%-95% maximum, non-condensing Antenna Type: Built-in diversity patch antenna, 2dBi gain (max.) PCI Standard: PCI 2.2 Security: 64-,128-bit WEP Encryption Physical Dimensions:...
  • Page 37 Technical Specifications (continued) Data Modulation Type: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK and OFDM (BPSK/QPSK/16-QAM/64-QAM) Power: 3.3 Volt ± 5% Power Consumption: 802.11g: TX 550mA, RX 330mA, Standby 300mA 802.11b: TX 580mA, RX 350mA, Standby 300mA Channels: 1-11 channels (North America) Regulation Compliant: Wireless: Wi-Fi US: FCC part 15 class B, Sec.
  • Page 38 Technical Specifications (continued) Data Rates: With Automatic Fallback 54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps; 12Mbps; 11Mbps; 9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps Frequency Range: 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz Range:* Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters) Modulation Technology: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Transmitter Output Power: ±...
  • Page 39: Contacting Technical Support

    Technical Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our website, or by phone.
  • Page 40: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.
  • Page 41 Canada) D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product...

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