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  • Page 1 Wireless 802.11ac Dual Band USB Adapter...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    What is WPA ™ ? ................30 System Requirements ..............3 Configure WPA/WPA2-Personal ..........31 Introduction ................... 4 Using the D-Link Wireless Connection Manager ..31 Features .................... 5 Windows® 7 ................33 Hardware Overview ..............6 Windows® XP ................36 Configure WPA/WPA2-Enterprise .........38 Installation ................. 7 Getting Started ................
  • Page 3: Product Overview

    Section 1 - Product Overview Product Overview Package Contents D-Link DWA-182 Wireless 802.11ac Dual Band USB Adapter Cradle CD with drivers and software System Requirements D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Section 1 - Product Overview Introduction The Wireless AC1200 Dual Band USB Adapter (DWA-182) delivers powerful wireless AC technology to your desktop or notebook computer. Simply Interference-Free Bandwidth Easy WPS Push Button Setup connect! Compatible With All Your Wireless Products What is wireless AC? with all of your current Wireless N products.
  • Page 5: Features

    Section 1 - Product Overview Features D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 6: Hardware Overview

    Hardware Overview Press the WPS button to automatically connect to a WPS-enabled wireless router WPS Button or access point and establish connectivity. Refer to page 19. USB Connector Used to connect the DWA-182 to your computer. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 7: Installation

    Remove Existing Installations utilities are not set to load when your computer boots up. Windows ® 7 and XP users may use the built-in wireless utility for all adapters. Start > Control Panel > Uninstall Programs. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 8: Disable Other Wireless Adapters

    My Computer icon and select Properties. Click the Hardware tab and then click Device Manager. 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-182 User Manual...
  • Page 9 Section 2 - Installation Click Yes to disable the adapter. Disabling the adapter will not remove the drivers. If you would like to use the Enable. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Wireless Installation Considerations

    The D-Link wireless adapter lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within the operating range of your 1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the D-Link adapter and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick.
  • Page 11: Adapter Installation

    Section 2 - Installation Adapter Installation Warning: Do NOT install the DWA-182 adapter into your computer before installing the driver software from the D-Link CD. Turn on the computer and Insert the D-Link DWA-182 Driver CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 12 Section 2 - Installation The welcome window will appear. Click Next to continue. C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-182 click Browse Next. Select the Program Files folder location and click Next. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 13 Cancel. The drivers and software will now install. Please allow 1-2 minutes for this process to finish. following instructions will connect you to a wireless network using Wi-Fi ® Protected Setup (WPS). Click Next to continue. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 14 Note: Some d evices may require you to launch WPS from software or a web interface. Please refer to your router or access point’s user manual for more information. network. Click Next to complete your setup. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 15 Click Scan to display the site survey page. Click the Scan button to display a list of wireless networks (site survey). Click on the network name (SSID) and click Next. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 16 Section 2 - Installation network. Click Next to complete your setup. Click Finish Yes, I want to restart my computer now. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Configuration

    Section 3 - Configuration Configuration This section will show you how to configure your new D-Link wireless adapter using the D-Link Utility as well as Windows® wireless utility. D-Link Wireless Connection Manager The D-Link DWA-182 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.
  • 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-182 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (Wps)

    120 seconds. Refer to page 14. Note: You may also use the physical button on the DWA-182 instead of using the D-Link software. Refer to the next page. “Personal Identification Number” (PIN) is a unique number generated utility of the WPS-enabled wireless router or access point connects you with the intended wireless network.
  • Page 20 Section 3 - Configuration Push Button 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-182 User Manual...
  • Page 21 Make sure your access point or wireless router is close by. Write down the number on the screen. Enter this number in your access point or wireless router. Please Once you click Next point or wireless router. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 22 Section 3 - Configuration The adapter will try to establish connectivity to your access point or wireless router. Finish to complete your setup. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 23: My Wireless Networks

    Click Activate to use a profile. Allow up to 30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. Profile Details: The Profile Details section will display information about the wireless network such as the network name is secured. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 24: Add Profile

    Select the network type. If you are connecting to a Infrastructure. Set Security Select the type of security used. Please refer to the Option: Wireless Security section for more information. OK Button: Click OK to save your settings. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 25: Modify Profile

    Displays the SSID of the network. Network Type: Displays the network type. Set Security Select the type of security used. Please refer to the Option: Wireless Security section for more information. OK Button: Click OK to save your settings. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Support

    Section 3 - Configuration Support Support button. A panel will appear to the right of the utility which will display information about the utility. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 27: About

    Section 3 - Configuration About D-Link DWA-182 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. settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 29: Windows® Xp

    The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Wireless Security

    The password can include symbols (!?*&_) and spaces. This key must be the exact same key entered on your wireless router or access point. WPA/WPA2-Enterprise incorporates user authentication through the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). EAP is built on a more secure public D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Configure Wpa/Wpa2-Personal

    Section 4 - Wireless Security Configure WPA/WPA2-Personal Using the D-Link Wireless Connection Manager 1. Open the Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the D-Link icon on your desktop. 2. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click Connect.
  • Page 32 It is recommended to enable WPA/WPA2-Personal on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. 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 create a new profile or highlight an existing profile and click Modify.
  • Page 33: Windows® 7

    ) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If 1. Click on the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). 2. The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 34 3. Highlight the wireless network (SSID) you would like to connect to and click the Connect button. settings for your wireless adapter. Refer to the Networking Basics section in this manual for more information. 4. The following window appears while your computer tries to connect to the router. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 35 Connect. You can also connect by pushing the WPS button on the router. It may take 20-30 seconds to connect to the wireless network. If the connection must be exactly the same as on the wireless router. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 36: Windows® Xp

    1. Open the Windows 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-182 User Manual...
  • Page 37 3. The Wireless Network Connection box will appear. Enter the WPA/WPA2-Personal passphrase and click Connect. please verify that the WPA/WPA2-Personal settings are correct. The WPA/WPA2-Personal passphrase must be exactly the same as on the wireless router or access point. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 38: Configure Wpa/Wpa2-Enterprise

    WPA/WPA2-Enterprise is for advanced users who are familiar with using a RADIUS server and setting up certificates. 1. Open the Wireless Connection Manager by double-clicking on the D-Link icon on your desktop. Click on New to create a new profile or highlight an existing profile and click Modify.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    Section 5 - Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWA-182. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows ® computer will look similar to the following examples.) 1.
  • Page 40 Section 5 - Troubleshooting Click the + sign next to Network Adapters. Right-click on D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter. Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link DWA-182 Wireless AC Dual Band USB Adapter Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly.
  • Page 41 Section 5 - Troubleshooting 2. The computer does not recognize the DWA-182 Wireless Adapter. previously loaded and reinstall the drivers/software. 3. The computer with the DWA-182 installed is unable to connect to the wireless network and/or the Internet. broadband connection. are firmly connected.
  • Page 42: Windows® 7 Troubleshooting

    Section 5 - Troubleshooting Windows® 7 Troubleshooting Go to Start > right-click Computer > Properties. Select the Device Manager. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 43 Section 5 - Troubleshooting Click the + sign next to Network Adapters. Right-click on D-Link DWA-182 Wireless Desktop Adapter. Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly. Click OK to continue.
  • Page 44: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your A wireless local area network (WLAN) is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with radio signals instead of wires. Wireless fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many users.
  • Page 45 300 feet. With an outdoor access point the signal can reach out up to 30 miles to serve places like manufacturing Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) ® Bluetooth is the industry standard wireless technology used for WPAN. Bluetooth devices in WPAN operate in a range up to 30 feet away. that operate on batteries. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 46 Appendix A - Wireless Basics Who uses wireless? Home Small Office and Home Office D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 47 This can significantly reduce any interference that the appliances might cause since they operate on the same frequency. Security ™ ™ /WPA2 security features on the router. Refer to the product manual for detailed information on how to set it up. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 48: Wireless Modes

    Appendix A - Wireless Basics Wireless Modes Infrastructure Ad-Hoc computer. point. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 49: Networking Basics

    Windows® 7 Users Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. You may need administrative access to run this application. Yes OK Continue. ipconfig and press Enter. block a DHCP request on newly installed adapters. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 50: Statically Assign An Ip Address

    Statically Assign an IP Address Windows® XP Users Windows® XP - Click on Start > Control Panel Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter (or other adapter) which will be connected to your router. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
  • Page 51: Windows® 7 Users

    Change adapter settings. Local Area Connection which represents your D-Link wireless network adapter which will be connected to your network. Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP /IPv4) and click Properties. Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is on the same subnet as your network or LAN IP address on your router or network.
  • Page 52: Technical Specifications

    Appendix C - Technical Specifications Technical Specifications Standards Dimensions Weight Bus Type Certifications Security Warranty Current Consumption (802.11n) Operating Voltage Operating Temperature Operating Humidity D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 53: Contacting Technical Support

    Appendix D - Contacting Technical Support Contacting Technical Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website as well as frequently asked questions and answers to technical issues. For customers within the United States: For customers within Canada:...
  • Page 54: Warranty

    Warranty Limited Warranty: D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link product described below (“Hardware”) will be free from material defects in workmanship as otherwise stated herein. reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.
  • Page 55 Do not include any manuals or accessories in the shipping package. D-Link will only replace the defective portion of the product and will not ship back any accessories.
  • Page 56 USA residents are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are Canadian residents not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link.
  • Page 57 Limited Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Trademarks: respective owners. Copyright Statement: 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 D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 58 This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific antenna or transmitter. USB slot. Other application like handheld PC or similar device has not been verified and may not compliance with related RF exposure rule an such use shall be prohibited. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 59 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. 5.25 ~ 5.35GHz D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...
  • Page 60: Registration

    Appendix F - Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. D-Link DWA-182 User Manual...