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D-Link AirPlus XTREME G+ DWL-G650+ Manual

D-Link AirPlus XTREME G+ DWL-G650+ Manual

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  • Page 1 D-Link AirPlus X TREME DWL-G650+ High-speed 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ..................3 Introduction ......................4 Wireless Basics ....................6 Getting Started ..................... 10 Using the Configuration Utility ..............13 Networking Basics ..................20 Troubleshooting .................... 33 Technical Specifications ................38 Contacting Technical Support ..............40 Warranty and Registration ................41...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G650+ 2.4 GHz - 54Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter Manual, Warranty and Drivers on CD 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-G650+ provides data transfers at up to 8X (compared to the st andard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus Xt reme G products. The 802.11g standard is backwards compatible with 802.11b products.This means that you do not need t o change your ent ire network to maintain c onnectivity.
  • Page 5 Features Fully compatible with the 802.11g standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to 54Mbps Backwards compatible with the 802.11b standard to provide a wireless data rate of up to 11Mbps WPA* (Wi Fi Protected Access) authorizes and identifies users based on a secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval, for example: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol), in conjunction with a RADIUS server, changes the temporal key every 10,000 packets, ensuring greater...
  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to- use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. D-Link wireles s 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 7 The DWL-G650+ is compatible with the following wireles s products: D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G520+...
  • Page 8 OF DM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions. The D-Link DWL-G650+ will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ens ure the greates t speed and range possible.
  • Page 9 - each wall or ceiling can reduce your D-Link AirPlus Extreme G+ Wireless product’ s range from 3-90 feet (1- 30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or c eilings is minimized.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    An Infrastructure network c ontains an Access Point or a Wireles s 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+...
  • Page 11 Connect the Cable or DSL modem to your broadband router (see the Quick Installation Guide included with your router.) If you are connecting a desktop computer to your network, install the D-Link AirPlus Xtrem G+ DWL-520+ wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on your desktop computer.
  • Page 12 Getting Started Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Install the D-Link DWL-G650+ Wireless Network adapter into one laptop computer. See t he Quick Installation Guide included wit h the product for installation ins tructions. Install another DWL-G650+ into a laptop computer.
  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Utility

    Using the Configuration Utility If you wish to change the default settings or optimize the performance of the DWL-G650+, D-Link has included a configuration utility for this purpose. How- ever, in Windows XP, you will instead use zero configuration utility.
  • Page 14 Configuration Utility Link Info Status: Displays the MAC Address of the Access Point that is associated with the DWL-G650+. SSID: The Servic e Set Identifier is the name assigned to the wireless network. The factory SSID setting is set to default. TxRate: The default setting is Auto;...
  • Page 15 Configuration Utility Configuration This configuration screen displays the default settings for the DWL-G650+ To comm unicate on the network all devices must have the same settings for the following properties: SSID - (Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a wireless network. Access Points and wireless clients attempting to connect to a spec ific WLAN (Wireless Local Area Net work) must use the same SSID.
  • Page 16 Configuration Utility Encryption Data Encryption – enable Encryption by clicking on the box. Encryption is disabled as the default setting. Authorization mode – choose one of the following modes: Open Authe ntication – communicates the key across the network Shared Authentication – allows communication only with other devices with identical WEP settings Auto –...
  • Page 17 Configuration Utility Site Survey Available Networks The top sec tion of the window dis plays the Available Networks. Scroll up and down the list and highlight the network to which you wish to connect. Click on the Connect button. Profiles In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have created for the wireless network at hom e, at the office and in public places.
  • Page 18 Configuration Utility Add New Profile 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 19 Configuration Utility About The ABOUT screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-G650+.
  • Page 20: 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 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, M E or 98SE.
  • Page 21 Networking Basics Please follow all the instructions in this window: Click Next In the following window, selec t the best description of your computer. If your computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown. Click Next...
  • Page 22 Networking Basics Enter a Computer de scription 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 23 Networking Basics 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 24 Networking Basics In the window below, select the option t hat fits your needs. In this ex ample, Crea te a Network Se tup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on eac h of the computers on your network . Click Next. Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
  • Page 25 Networking Basics Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Se tup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. T o continue click Next.
  • Page 26 Networking Basics 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 com puter. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.
  • Page 27 Networking Basics Naming your Computer To name your computer, please follow these directions:In Windows XP: Click Start (in the lower left c orner of the screen) Right-click on My Com puter Select Prope rties and click Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.
  • Page 28 Networking Basics Naming your Computer In this window, ent er the Compute r 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 comput ers 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 29 Networking Basics 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: Resi dential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad- dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.
  • Page 30 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-c lick on Network Connections Right-click on Local Area Connections Double-c lick on Prope rties...
  • Page 31 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click Prope rties In the window below, select Use the following IP a ddress. Input your I P addre ss and subnet mask.
  • Page 32 Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx, where xxx is the IP Address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the inst allation and operation of the DWL-G650+. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in W indows XP. If you have a different operat ing system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.) 1.
  • Page 34 Double-click on Network Adapters Right-click on D-Link DWL-G650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPlus XtremeG+ DWL-G650+ D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Select Properties to check that the drivers are in- stalled properly D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G650+ Look under Device Status to check that the...
  • Page 35 Troubleshooting 2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router. Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-G650+ Cardbus adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless router. Move the DW L-G650+ and Access Point or Wireless router into the same room and then test the wireless connection.
  • Page 36 In Infrastructure m ode, m ake s ure the same Serv ice Se t Identifier (SSID) is specified on the settings for the wireless clients and access points. The SSID factory default setting for the D-Link Air, AirPlus and AirPro products is default. (Double-click on the WLAN icon in the tas kbar.
  • Page 37 Troubleshooting Chec k that the Ne twork Connection for the wireles s client is configured properly. Select AP (Infrastructure) when connec ting to an access point and s elect Ad-Hoc mode when connec ting without an access point. Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar >...
  • Page 38: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11 IEEE 802.11b Diagnostic LED Power Network Temperature Operating: 0ºC to 55ºC (32ºF to 131ºF) Humidity: 95% maximum, non-condensing Internal Antenna Type: Diversity Bus Type: 32-bit Cardbus Security: 802.1x WPA* - Wi-Fi Protec ted Access (64-,128-WEP with TKIP, MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication) Physical Dimensions: L = 4.64 inches (114.3mm)
  • Page 39 Technical Specifications Data Rates: With Automatic Fallback 54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps; 12Mbps; 11Mbps; 9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps Media Access Control: CSMA/CA with ACK Frequency Range: 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz Range: Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters) Outdoors: Up to 1,312 feet (400 meters) Power Consumption: PowerSave m ode = 28mA Standby mode = 4.66mA...
  • Page 40: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.
  • Page 41: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’ s functional spec ifications f or the Softw are or to ref und at D- Link’ s sole dis cretion. Except as otherw is e agr eed by D-Link in w r iting, the replacement Softw are is pr ovided only to the original lic ensee, and is s ubject to the terms and conditions of the license granted by D-Link for the Softw are.
  • Page 42 D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their w arranty obligation pertaining to the pr oduct. Repair by anyone other than D- Link or an A uthorized D-Link Service Off ice w ill v oid this Warranty.
  • Page 43 Tradem arks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or regis tered trademarks are the property of their res pective manufactur ers or ow ners.

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