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TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD
TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD
54M Wireless PCI Adapter
54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide
Rev: 1.0.4
1910010469

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  • Page 1 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Rev: 1.0.4 1910010469...
  • Page 2 Specifications are subject to change without notice. is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • Page 3: Fcc Statement

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 4: Ce Mark Warning

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 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. National Restrictions 2400.0-2483.5 MHz Country Restriction Bulgaria Outdoor use limited to 10 France mW e.i.r.p.
  • Page 5: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: 54M Wireless PCI Adapter Model No.: TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives:...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Package Contents ...1 Chapter 1 Introduction ...2 Overview of the product ... 2 Features ... 2 LED Status ... 2 Chapter 2 Installation Guide ...3 Hardware Installation... 3 Software Installation ... 3 2.2.1 For Windows XP & 2000... 3 2.2.2...
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items are damaged or missing, please contact with your distributor. Conventions: ‘Adapter’ ‘PCI Adapter’ TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter without any explanations. 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide mentioned this User Guide...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Thank you for choosing the TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter! 1.1 Overview of the product The TP-LINK TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter will provide you the flexibility to install your PC in the most convenient location available, without the cost of running network cables.
  • Page 9: Chapter 2 Installation Guide

    2.2 Software Installation The Adapter’s Setup Wizard will guide you through the Installation procedure for Windows 2000, XP, Vista32, Vista64, and Windows 7. The Setup Wizard will install the TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) and drivers. When you install the hardware before installing the software, the system will prompt “Found New Hardware Wizard”, click Cancel, and run the Setup Wizard program on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 10 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Figure 2-1 shows the seedtime of installation; you can also click Cancel to end the installation. And then Figure 2-2 will display, click Next to continue. Choose a Setup type in Figure 2-3. It is recommended to select Install Client Utilities and Driver.
  • Page 11 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Click Browse to change the destination location for the software in Figure 2-4. After that, click Next to continue. Create a new folder name or select one from the Existing Folders list in Figure 2-5. It is recommended to keep the default setting. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 12 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Please read the information carefully in Figure 2-6, and click “Next” to continue Choose TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) and Supplicant as a tool to configure the client adapter on the screen as below, and click Next to continue.
  • Page 13 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Note: In Windows 2000, Figure 2-6 and Figure 2-7 won’t display, and it will go to Figure 2-8 directly. Choose “Do Not Install Single Sign On Feature Set” In Figure 2-8, and the system won’t reboot after the installation. If you choose “Install Single Sign On feature set”, the system will reboot later.
  • Page 14 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Click OK to continue the Installation in Figure 2-9. 10. Wait for the installation program to run automatically. 11. During the step, the Setup Wizard will notify you of how to proceed with the installation as shown below. Our drivers have been tested thoroughly, and are able to work with the operating system.
  • Page 15 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-11 Note: In Windows 2000, the warning screen is shown below (Figure 2-12), and please select Yes to continue installation. Figure 2-12 12. After all the steps above, you will see the screen below, click Finish to complete the...
  • Page 16: For Windows Vista

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 2.2.2 For Windows Vista Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and open the folder with the same name as your product. Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your operating system to start the installation. And then Figure 2-14 will appear; Figure 2-14 shows the seedtime of installation;...
  • Page 17 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Click Next in the screen below (shown in Figure 2-15) to continue; you can click Cancel to end the installation. After that, the files will be copied as the next screen shows (shown in Figure 2-16). Note: During the installation, the system will warn about Windows Security testing, please click “Install this driver software anyway”...
  • Page 18: For Windows 7

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Click Finish to complete the installation. 2.2.3 For Windows 7 Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and open the folder with the same name as your product. Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your operating system to start the installation.
  • Page 19 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Click Next in the screen below (shown in Figure 2-20) to continue, you can click Cancel to end the installation. Click YES in the following figure to continue. 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-19 Figure 2-20...
  • Page 20 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD After that, the files will be copied as the next screen shown. Note: During the installation, the system will warn about Windows Security testing, please click “Install this driver software anyway” to continue the installation. 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide...
  • Page 21 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 2-23 Click Finish to complete the installation. Figure 2-24...
  • Page 22: Chapter 3 Configuration

    3.1 For Windows XP TP-LINK Wireless PCI Adapter TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU). This chapter describes how to configure your TP-LINK Wireless PCI Adapter for wireless connectivity on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.
  • Page 23 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD The following table describes the items found on the Current Status screen. Profile Name - This shows the name of current selected configuration profile. The configuration of Profile name will be described on the General tab of Profile Management.
  • Page 24: Profile Management

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 3.1.2 Profile Management Click the Profile Management tab of the TWCU and the next screen will appear (shown in Figure 3-2). The Profile Management screen provides tools to: Add a New Profile Modify a Profile Remove a Profile Switch to another Profile...
  • Page 25 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-3 Edit the Security tab Select the Security tab in the screen above, and then you can edit the fields to configure the profile. To define the security mode, select the radio button of the desired security mode as...
  • Page 26 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD WPA/WPA2 - Wi-Fi Protected Access WPA/WPA2 Passphrase - Wi-Fi Protected Access Passphrase 802.1x - Enables 802.1x security. Pre-Shared Key (Static WEP) - Enables the use of shared keys that are defined on both the access point and the station. To define shared encryption keys, choose the Shared Key radio button and click Configure to fill in the Define Shared Keys window (shown in Figure 3-5).
  • Page 27 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Edit the Advanced tab This screen below allows you to make advanced configuration for the profile. Power Save Mode - Please select the power save mode in the drop-down list. • Maximum - Selects maximum mode to let the access point buffer incoming messages...
  • Page 28 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD for the Wireless PCI Adapter. The Adapter will detect the access point if any messages are waiting periodically. • Normal - Normal mode uses maximum when retrieving a large number of packets, then switches back to power save mode after retrieving the packets.
  • Page 29 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 3.1.2.2. Remove a Profile Go to the Profile Management tab (shown in Figure 3-2). Select the profile name in the Profiles List. Click Remove. Note: The profile being used can’t be removed. 3.1.2.3. Switch another Profile Go to the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2).
  • Page 30 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 3.1.2.5. Import a Profile From the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), click Import…. Then the Import Profile will appear below. Browse to the directory where the profile is located. Highlight the profile name. Click Open, the imported profile will then appear in the Profiles List.
  • Page 31 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 3.1.2.7. Auto Profile Selection Management The auto selection feature allows the Wireless PCI Adapter to automatically select a profile from the list of profiles and use it to connect to the network. To add a new profile into the Auto Selected Profiles list, please follow these steps.
  • Page 32: Diagnostics

    If the connection fails, the client adapter will try the next highest priority profile that matches the SSID until an available network is found. 3.1.3 Diagnostics The Diagnostics tab of the TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) provides buttons used to retrieve receiving and transmitting statistics. The Diagnostics tab does not require any configuration.
  • Page 33: For Windows Vista

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 3.1.3.1. Check Driver Information Click the Adapter Information button in the screen above, you will see the adapter information, and it contains general information about the wireless network adapter and the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) driver. Access the adapter information from the Diagnostics tab.
  • Page 34 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Icon means the connection has been established. Icon To establish a connection, please follow the steps below. Right-click the icon in your system tray, then click Connect to a network. The following screen will show you available wireless networks. Highlight the one you want to join, and then click Connect.
  • Page 35 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD If the connection is successful established, the following screen will appear. Click close to complete the connection. You can save this network for automatically connecting. 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Figure 3-17 Figure 3-18...
  • Page 36: For Windows 7

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 3.3 For Windows 7 TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) is not available for Windows 7. So after the Adapter's driver has been installed, we have to use Windows WLAN Autoconfig to establish a connection. Please follow the steps below.
  • Page 37 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD If your wireless network is secured, you will be required to enter the security key as shown in Figure 3-20. Enter the passphrase, take 1234567890 for example. And then click OK. If the key entered is correct, you will successfully connect to the network as shown in Figure 3-21.
  • Page 38: Appendix A: Specifications

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD Appendix A: Specifications Normal Interface 32 bit PCI Interface Standards IEEE802.11b; IEEE802.11g Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista , Windows 7 Operating System Indoor up to 100m, outdoor up to 300m (Standard transmission Transmission Distance distance, it is limited to the environment).
  • Page 39: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide Appendix B: Glossary 802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless product networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.
  • Page 40 TL-WN350G/TL-WN350GD 54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key identifying a wireless local area network. For the wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other, all devices must be configured with the same SSID. This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card.

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