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Asus WL-160W Quick Start Manual

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Wireless Local Area Network Adapter
WL-160W
(For 802.11n draft, 80211g & 80211b Networks)
Quick Start Guide
QE2920/ Nov. 2006

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  • Page 1 ® Wireless Local Area Network Adapter WL-160W (For 802.11n draft, 80211g & 80211b Networks) Quick Start Guide QE2920/ Nov. 2006...
  • Page 2: Quick Start Guide

    CD into your optical drive. If autorun is enabled in your computer, the CD automatically displays the utility matically displays the utility menu. Click Install ASUS WLAN Adapter Utilities/Driver. If autorun is disabled, double-click SETUP.EXE in the root directory of the CD.
  • Page 3: One Touch Wizard

    Select "Configure your wireless LAN settings" radio button in step 2 and make the settings accordingly. When the encryption settings are complete, you can launch the One Touch Wizard once again from the Start menu to set up the connection with your AP. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 4 Ask your network Click Apply 5. Check the Status 6. Check the Connection tab to see the OK to exit the utility. association state. If connection is established, the box shows “Connected - xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx”. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 5 Click Apply to activate the 5. Check the Status 6. Check the Connection tab to see the state. If connection is established, the box OK to exit the utility. shows “Connected - xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx”. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 6: Asus Wlan Control Center

    Quick Start Guide ASUS WLAN Control Center ASUS WLAN Control Center is an application which makes it easier to launch Center starts automatically when system boots. When WLAN Control Center is Starting the Control Center • Select ASUS WLAN Control Center in Windows Start menu, or •...
  • Page 7 OFF. Taskbar Left-Click Menu • Search & Connect – View the properties of available access points. ® ® • Wireless Option XP only) – Choose Windows Wireless WLAN Adapter. Taskbar Icon - Launch Wireless Settings ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 8: Asus Wireless Settings Utility

    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 9 This function usually takes several seconds. 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 Adapter...
  • Page 10 Transmitted - The number of frames that were not successfully transmitted. Received - The number of frames that were not successfully received. Connection Quality Signal Strength - Shows the link quality of the access point or Ad Hoc node Fair, and Poor. Overall Connection Quality ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 11 NOTE: The IP Release and IP Renew buttons can only be used on the Status - Ping tab allows you to verify the accessibility of other computers or network devices. 1. Type the IP address of the device you ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 12 APs. SSIDs must all be printable characters and NOTE: Set the SSID to a null string, if you wish to allow your station to Channel automatically select the correct channel to communicate with a wireless device, ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 13 Advanced – Click this link to show the "Advanced" tab. In most cases, the Troubleshooting – Click Advanced you to set up additional parameters for the wireless adapter. We recommend this window. RTS Threshold (0-2347) Fragmentation Threshold (256-2346) normal use. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 14: Network Authentication

    Shared - Select this option to make the network operate on Shared key mode. WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK - Select this option to enable WPA Pre-Shared Key under Infrastructure mode. It enables communication between your client and WPA/ WPA2 Service). In a RADIUS environment, various Extensible Authentication Protocol ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 15: Data Encryption

    This option is enabled only if you select WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK authentication Wireless Network Key (WEP) Key Format Key Length Two ways to assign WEP keys 1. Manual Assignment - When you select this option, the cursor appears ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 16 WLAN Adapter. Click the “Apply” button after you have created the encryption keys, the 64/128bits versus 40/104bits can interoperate in the wireless network. This lower level of WEP encryption this lower level of encryption. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 17: Authentication Type

    Survey - Site Survey Use the Site Survey tab to view statistics on the wireless networks available to the WLAN Adapter and their parameters. • SSID: The SSID of the available networks. • Channel: The channel used by each network. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 18 “Available Network” list. Connect About - Version Info 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 Adapter...
  • Page 19: Link State

    Quick Start Guide Link State WLAN Adapter “Link State” icon appears on the left side of Exit Wireless Settings OK or Cancel. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 20: Windows Xp Wireless Options

    AP and click encryption on your wireless router, Connect. input the keys and click Connect. The connection is complete. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 21 Move up and Move down icon identifies the currently connected access point. Click Properties to set the authentication of the wireless connection. 3. The Authentication 4. The Advanced for more information. for more information. ASUS WLAN Adapter...
  • Page 22: Safety Information

    APPENDIX FCC Warning Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 23: Ce Mark Warning

    APPENDIX Declaration of Conformity for R&TTE directive 1999/5/EC Essential requirements – Article 3 Protection requirements for health and safety – Article 3.1a Testing for electric safety according to , EN50392 and EN 60950-1 has been conducted. These are considered relevant and sufficient. Protection requirements for electromagnetic compatibility –...

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