Asus USB-N13 User Manual
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ASUS 802.11n Network Adapter
(For 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Networks)

User Manual

E6987 / November 2011


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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ® USB-N13 ASUS 802.11n Network Adapter (For 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Networks) User Manual E6987 / November 2011...
  • 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 Web site address: Technical support General support: +1-502-995-0883 Support (fax): +1-502-933-8713 Online support: ASUS Computer GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company address: Harkortstr. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Deutschland General (tel): +49-1805-010-923 General (fax): +49-02102-959911 Web site address: Online contact:
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    1.1 Package contents ................6 1.2 System requirements ................6 1.3 Hardware ..................6 2. Installing the USB-N13 driver and utilities ........7 3. Configuring USB-N13 using ASUS utility ..........8 3.1 Connecting to a wireless network manually ........8 3.2 Connecting to a wireless network using WPS ........9 ®...
  • Page 5: Notices

    USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual Notices Federal Communications Commission This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 6: Ce Mark Warning

    USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual 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. Operation Channels: Ch1~11 for N. America, Ch1~14 Japan, Ch1~ 13 Europe...
  • Page 7: Ic Radiation Exposure Statement

    ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 8 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Tel: +886-2-2894-3447 Address: No. 150, LI-DE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN Authorised representative ASUS Computer GmbH in Europe: Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, D-40880 RATINGEN, DEUTSCHLAND Authorised distributors BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
  • Page 9: Introduction

    • USB cable x1 or Cradle x1 (US SKU) NOTE: If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. System requirements Before using the USB-N13 WLAN adapter, check if your system meets the following requirements: ® • Windows Vista/XP/7 •...
  • Page 10: Installing The Usb-N13 Driver And Utilities

    IMPORTANT: Install the ASUS USB-N13 WLAN adapter into your computer before installing the driver and utilities from the bundled Support CD. To install the driver and utilities for your ASUS USB-N13 WLAN adapter: 1. Place the bundled Support CD into the optical drive. An Autorun screen appears if the Autorun function is enabled on your computer.
  • Page 11: Configuring Usb-N13 Using Asus Utility

    USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual 3. Configuring USB-N13 using ASUS utility Connecting to a wireless network manually To connect USB-N13 to a station (Ad Hoc mode) manually: 2. You may click Survey > Search to 1. Right-click the ASUS WLAN Adapter search for the wireless networks.
  • Page 12: Connecting To A Wireless Network Using Wps

    IMPORTANT: Ensure that the AP or station you are trying to connect to supports the WPS function. To connect USB-N13 to a WPS-enabled AP or station using the WPS push button: 1. Click WPS. 2. Select Use the WPS button, then click Next.
  • Page 13 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual To connect USB-N13 to a WPS-enabled AP or station using the PIN code: 1. Select Use PIN code. 2. Key in the eight-digit PIN code that you can get from the AP's web user interface, then click Next.
  • Page 14: Soft Ap Mode (Windows ® Xp/Vista/7)

    ® Soft AP mode (Windows XP/Vista/7) The ASUS USB-N13 WLAN adapter supports the Soft AP mode. In this mode, the WLAN adapter acts as a virtual AP. IMPORTANT: Before configuring the Soft AP mode, connect your computer to a wired network to provide network access for your wireless clients.
  • Page 15 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual In the Soft AP mode, you can limit the wireless clients that associate with the WLAN adapter through the access control function. Click Configuration > Edit Config > ACL. To disable the access control function, select Disable from the Access Control Policy dropdown list.
  • Page 16: Software Information

    4. Software information ASUS WLAN Control Center ASUS WLAN Control Center includes ASUS WLAN adapter Setting Utility (Station mode) and ASUS Wireless Access Point Utility (Soft AP mode) to help you manage your WLAN adapter easily. ASUS WLAN Adapter Setting Utility ASUS WLAN Adapter Setting utility provides you with an easy interface to set up wireless connections.
  • Page 17 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual From the taksbar area, left-click the ASUS WLAN Adapter Setting icon to display these options: • Wireless Radio On - Turns the wireless signal ON. • Wireless Radio Off - Turns the wireless signal OFF.
  • Page 18 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual Configuration - Basic Network Type Infrastructure - Select the Infrastructure mode to establish a connection with an Ad Hoc - Select the Ad Hoc mode to communicate with a station. An Ad Hoc network is formed quickly and easily without pre-planning.
  • Page 19 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual Configuration - Encryption The Encryption page allows you to set up the encryption settings for your WLAN adapter For data confidentiality in a wireless environment, IEEE 802.11 specifies a Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) algorithm to offer transmission privacy similar to wired network.
  • Page 20 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual Wireless Network Key (WEP) - This option becomes configurable when you select WEP in the Data encryption field. 64-bit WEP key uses 5 ASCII characters (10 hexadecimal digits). 128-bit WEP key uses 13 ASCII (26 hexadecimal digits).
  • Page 21: Configuring Usb-N13 Using Windows ® Wzc Service

    USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual 5. Configuring USB-N13 using Windows ® service ® To connect your USB-N13 to a wireless network using Windows WZC service: 1. From the taskbar area, left-click the ASUS WLAN Control Center icon, then click Exit. ASUS WLAN Control Center will be switched off.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    6. Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems which you may encounter when installing or using the ASUS USB-N13 WLAN adapter. Contact a qualified service technician for assistance if the problem still exists after you have performed the troubleshooting solutions.
  • Page 23: Glossary

    USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual 7. Glossary Access Point (AP) A networking device that seamlessly connects wired and wireless networks. Access Points combined with a distributed system support the creation of multiple radio cells that enable roaming throughout a facility.
  • Page 24: Default Key

    USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual COFDM (for 802.11a or 802.11g) Signal power alone is not enough to maintain 802.11b-like distances in an 802.11a/g environment. To compensate, a new physical-layer encoding technology was designed that departs from the traditional direct-sequence technology being deployed today.
  • Page 25 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual DNS Server Address (Domain Name System) DNS allows Internet host computers to have a domain name and one or more IP addresses. A DNS server keeps a database of host computers and their respective domain names and IP addresses, so that when a user enters a domain name into the Internet browser, the user is sent to the proper IP address.
  • Page 26 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual Encryption This provides wireless data transmissions with a level of security. This option allows you to specify a 64-bit or a 128-bit WEP key. A 64-bit encryption contains 10 hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters. A 128-bit encryption contains 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters.
  • Page 27 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual ICS is used to share one computer’s Internet connection with the rest of the computers on your network. When this computer is connected to the Internet, all the communications to and from the Internet on your network are sent through this computer which is called the host computer.
  • Page 28 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual The 802.11a standard gains some of its performance from the higher frequencies at which it operates. The laws of information theory tie frequency, radiated power and distance together in an inverse relationship. Thus, moving up to the 5GHz spectrum from 2.4GHz will lead to shorter distances, given the same radiated...
  • Page 29 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual IP (Internet Protocol) The TCP/IP standard protocol that defines the IP datagram as the unit of information passed across an Internet and provides the basis for connectionless packet delivery service. IP includes the ICMP control and error message protocol as an integral part.
  • Page 30 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual 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.
  • Page 31: Subnet Mask

    USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual Radio Frequency (RF) Terms: GHz, MHz, Hz The international unit for measuring frequency is Hertz (Hz), equivalent to the older unit of cycles per second. One megahertz (MHz) is one million Hertz. One gigahertz (GHz) is one billion Hertz. The standard US electrical power frequency is 60Hz, the AM broadcast radio frequency band is 0.55-1.6MHz, the FM broadcast...
  • Page 32 USB-N13 WLAN Adapter User Manual WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is an improved security system for 802.11. It is part of the 802.11i draft security standard. WPA encompasses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) along with MIC (Message Integrity Check) and other fixes to WEP such as Weak IV (Initialization Vector) filtering and Random IV generation.

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