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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Wireless Basics ............43 Wireless Installation Considerations...... 10 Wireless Modes ............. 47 Adapter Installation..........11 ............ 48 ............. 17 Check your IP address .......... 48 D-Link Wireless Connection Manager ....17 Windows ® ........ 48 Wireless Networks ........... 18 ® Windows Vista Users ........
  • Page 3: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents ™ Nano USB Adapter System Requirements Vista ® , 2000 (Service Pack 4) or XP (Service Pack 3) D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    USB Adapter without having to call the teenager from down the street to help you. The D-Link Wireless Manager is included with this product to keep track of all your most frequently accessed networks.
  • Page 5: Features

    Section 1 - Product Overview Features a much higher level of security for your data and communication than has previously been available. Supports Infrastructure networks via an access point * Using a USB 1.1 port will adversely affect throughput. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 6: Hardware Overview

    Hardware Overview WPS Button Press the WPS button to automatically connect to a WPS-enabled wireless router or access point and establish connectivity. Refer to page 19. USB Port Used to connect the DWA-131 to your computer. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 7: Installation

    This section will walk you through the installation process. If you have a built-in wireless adapter, please disable it in device manager before installing your D-Link adapter. Also, if you have previously installed another wireless adapter, please make sure any software is uninstalled.
  • Page 8: Disable Other Wireless Adapters

    From the desktop, right-click on the My Computer icon and select Properties. Click the Hardware tab and then click . Scroll down the list and click the + sign to the left of Network Adapters. Right-click the adapter you would like to disable and select Disable. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 9 Click Yes to disable the adapter. The adapter is now disabled. When disabled, a red X will be displayed. Disabling the adapter will not remove the drivers. If you would like to use the adapter, simply right-click it and select Enable. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Wireless Installation Considerations

    RF (radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key 1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link adapter and other network devices to a 2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick.
  • Page 11: Adapter Installation

    Adapter Installation Turn on the computer and Insert the D-Link DWA-131 Driver CD in the CD-ROM drive. If the CD Autorun function does not automatically start on your computer, go to Start > Run. In the run box type “...
  • Page 12 The InstallShield Wizard window will appear. Click Next By default setup will install to the default location: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-131, where C: represents the drive letter of your hard drive. To install to a different location click Browse and specify the location.
  • Page 13 If the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, click Cancel. Click Next If you want to manually connect to a wireless network, refer to page 15. The following instructions will connect you to a wireless network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Click Next D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 14 Press the WPS button on your access point or wireless router within 2 minutes to establish connectivity. When this screen appears, you have successfully connected to your wireless network. Click Next to complete your setup. Click Finish D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 15 Click Scan to display the site survey page. Click Next Click the Scan button to display a list of wireless networks (site survey). Click on the network name (SSID) and click Next. Click Next D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 16 When this screen appears, you are successfully connected to your wireless network. Click Next to complete your setup. Click Next Click Finish to continue. If you are prompted to reboot your computer, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now. Click Finish D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 17: D-Link Wireless Connection Manager

    ® D-Link Wireless Connection Manager The D-Link DWA-131 uses the Wireless Connection Manager as the management software. The manager provides the user an easy interface to change any settings related to the wireless adapter. Clicking on the Wireless Connection If you are using Windows Vista ®...
  • Page 18: Wireless Networks

    Enter the security information to connect (refer to the Wireless Security section for more information). Activate Button: Select a wireless network profile from the drop-down menu and click Activate to connect. Allow up to 30 seconds to connect. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (Wps)

    120 seconds. Refer to page 14. “ ” (PIN) is a unique number this number in the utility of the WPS-enabled wireless router or access point connects you with the intended wireless network. Refer to the next page for more information. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 20 1. To connect to your network, press the WPS button on the appears. 2. Press the WPS button located on your access point or router to continue. This screen will appear once you have successfully established connection with your network. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 21 Enter this number in your access for instructions. Once you click Next, you will have 2 minutes to enter this number in your access point or wireless router. Click Next D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 22 Section 3 - Configuration The adapter will try to establish connectivity to your access point or wireless router. When this screen appears, you have successfully established connectivity. Click Finish to complete your setup. Click Finish D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 23: My Wireless Networks

    25). Delete: Click Delete Activate: Click Activate seconds to connect to the wireless network. Profile Details: about the wireless network such as the network name (SSID), network type (Infrastructure), and if the network is secured. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 24 . (Ad-hoc mode is not supported) Security Type: Select the type of security used. Please refer to the Wireless Security section for more information. OK Button: Click OK to save your settings. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 25 Displays the SSID of the network. Displays the network type. Network Type: Security Type: Select the type of security used. Please refer to the Wireless Security section for more information. OK Button: Click OK to save your settings. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Support

    Section 3 - Configuration Support If you need help, click the Support button. A panel will appear to the right of the utility which will display information about the utility. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 27: About

    Section 3 - Configuration About The About screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWA-131. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Connect To A Wireless Network

    The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, to the section in this manual for more information. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 29 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Using Windows

    The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. If you get a good signal but cannot access the Internet, to the section in this manual for more information. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Wireless Security

    Wireless Security This section will show you the different levels of security you can use to protect your data from intruders. The DWA-131 offers the following types of security: What is WPA? WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to improve the security features of WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy).
  • Page 32: Using The Wireless Connection Manager

    Section 4 - Wireless Security Configure WPA/WPA2 Passphrase Using the D-Link Wireless Connection Manager If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the WPA-PSK passphrase being used. 1. Open the Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the D-Link icon on your desktop.
  • Page 33 Section 4 - Wireless Security Make sure you enter the passphrase exactly the same on all wireless devices. 1. Open the Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the D-Link icon on your desktop. Click on New to 2. Select under Set Security Option.
  • Page 34: Using Windows Vista

    Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower right corner of screen). Select Connect to a network. 2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 35 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the security settings are correct. The key or passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 36: Using The Windows Xp Utility

    XP Wireless Utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner of screen). Select View Available Wireless Networks. 2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 37 It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection fails, please verify that the WPA-PSK settings are correct. The WPA-PSK passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router or access point. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 38: Using The Wireless Connection Manager

    Section 4 - Wireless Security Configure WPA/WPA2 (RADIUS) Using the D-Link Wireless Connection Manager 1. Open the Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the D-Link icon on your desktop. Click on New 2. Select under Set Security Option and then select TKIP or AES.
  • Page 39 Section 5 - Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWA-131. Read ® the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.)
  • Page 40 Click the + sign next to Network Adapters. Right-click on Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link DWA-131 USB Adapter Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly. Click OK to continue. D-Link DWA-131...
  • Page 41 If Windows does not detect the hardware upon insertion of the adapter, make sure to completely remove drivers that were previously loaded. be a problem with the broadband connection. network factory default setting for D-Link products is (Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar. Thescreen will display the SSID setting.) D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 42 If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys are entered on both the DWA-131 and the access point. Double-click on the icon in the taskbar > click Encryption. Check to see that the key selected is set to the same key as other devices on the network.
  • Page 43: Wireless Basics

    Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link wireless family of products will allow you to securely access the data you want, when and where you want A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network.
  • Page 44 Wi-Fi uses radio frequency to connect wirelessly, so you have the freedom to connect computers D-Link is the worldwide leader and award winning designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking products. D-Link delivers the performance you need at a price you can afford. D-Link has all the products you need to build your network.
  • Page 45 30 feet away. Compared to WLAN the speed and wireless operation range are both less than WLAN, but in return it PDAs, headphones, laptops, speakers, and other devices that operate on batteries. Home D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 46 The wireless connection in public places is usually called “hotspots”. Using a D-Link USB Adapter with your laptop, you can access the hotspot to connect to Internet from remote locations like: Airports, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Libraries, Restaurants, and Convention Centers.
  • Page 47: Wireless Modes

    An Ad-Hoc* network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless USB Adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate. * Not supported with the DWA-131. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 48: Check Your Ip Address

    Windows Vista Users Start > > Accessories > Command Prompt need administrative access to run this application. application, select Yes, OK, or Continue. ipconfig and press Enter. adapter. may block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 49: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    ® Windows 2000 – From the desktop, right-click My Network Places > Properties. which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter (or other adapter) which will be connected to your router. and click Properties. and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or LAN IP address on your router.
  • Page 50: Windows Vista ® Users

    Start > Control Panel. Make sure you are in Classic View. Double-click on the icon. Along the left panel in the window, click on which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter which will be connected to your network. and click Properties.
  • Page 51 Appendix C - Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards Bus Type Security IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication) Dimensions Media Access Control Warranty data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 52 (“Warranty Period”), except as otherwise stated herein. hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.
  • Page 53 Warranty Period and is subject to the same limitations and exclusions. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming Software, the price paid by...
  • Page 54 COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems, Inc., 17595 Mt. Herrmann, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link.
  • Page 55 No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this product may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 and any amendments thereto. Contents are subject to change without prior notice. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 56 This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. SAR compliance has been established in typical laptop computer(s) with USB slot, and product could be used in typical compliance with related RF exposure rule and such use shall be prohibited. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 57 Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must exposure compliance requirements, please follow operation instruction as documented in this manual. Safety of Information Technology Equipment D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 58 EFTA countries, except in France and Italy where restrictive use applies. network services. This device may not be used for setting up outdoor radio links in France and in some areas the RF output power may contact the national spectrum authority in France. D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...
  • Page 59 Appendix E - Warranty D-Link DWA-131 User Manual...