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  • Page 2 COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS Specifications are subject to change without notice. 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 CE Declaration of Conformity For the following equipment: TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Is herewith confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating to Electromagnetic...
  • Page 4 The equipment was passed. The test was performed according to the following European standards: EN 300 328 V.1.4.1 (2003) EN 301 489-1 V.1.4.1 (2002) / EN 301 489-17 V.1.2.1 (2002) EN 60950-1: 2001 European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power of 100mW EIRP and frequency range 2.400-2.4835GHz;...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    1.3.2 TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G LED Indications... 3 Chapter 2: Installation Guide... 4 2.1 Hardware Installation ... 4 2.1.1 TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Hardware Installation ... 4 2.1.2 TL-WN510G Hardware Installation ... 4 2.2 Software Installation... 4 2.2.1 Overview... 4 2.2.2 Software Installation for Windows 2000 ... 4 Chapter 3: Configuration ...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    • User Guide • Other Helpful Information Note: If any of the listed contents are damaged or missing, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased the TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Wireless Adapter for assistance. 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide - 1 -...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Introduction

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Overview of the product The TP-LINK 54M Wireless Adapter TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G gives you the flexibility to install your PC or notebook PC in the most convenient location available, without the cost of running network cables. The adapter's auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer rate of up to 54Mbps for maximum throughput, or dynamic range shifting to lower speeds due to distance or operating limitations in an environment with a lot of electromagnetic interference.
  • Page 8: Led Status

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 1.3 LED Status 1.3.1 TL-WN510G LED Indications LED Indications Status Status Green Intermittently Activity Green Not lit Status Green Activity Green Not lit Flashing Status Green Alternately Flashing Activity Green Alternately Status Green Intermittently Activity Green Intermittently Status Green...
  • Page 9: Chapter 2: Installation Guide

    2.2.1 Overview The Adapter’s Setup Wizard will guide you through the Installation procedure for Windows 98Se, Me, 2000, XP. 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...
  • Page 10 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Figure 2-1 TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility – Install Shield Wizard To continue, click Next on the screen, figure 2-2. Click Cancel to end the Installation. Figure 2-2 TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility Installation Program The Setup Wizard will ask you to choose a Setup type in figure 2-3. It is recommended that you select Install Client Utilities and Driver.
  • Page 11 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Figure 2-3 Select the setup type. Figure 2-4 should appear. Click Yes to continue the Installation, or click No to end the Installation. Click Browse to change the destination location for the software in figure 2-5. Click Next to continue the Installation. Click Back to return to the previous page, or click Cancel to end the Installation.
  • Page 12 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Existing Folders list shown in figure 2-6. It is recommended that you keep the default value. Click Next to continue the Installation. Click Back to return to the previous page, or click Cancel to end the Installation. Figure 2-6 Select a Program Folder The Setup Wizard will notify you of how to proceed with the installation, shown in figure 2-7.
  • Page 13 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Note: In Windows XP, the warning box is similar to that shown figure 2-8a, Please select Continue Anyway to continue installation. Figure 2-8a Windows XP Warning Box 10. After the files have been successfully copied, the screen in figure 2-9 will appear.
  • Page 14: Chapter 3: Configuration

    Chapter 3: Configuration TP-LINK Wireless Adapter TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU). This chapter describes how to configure your TP-LINK Wireless Adapter for wireless connectivity on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.
  • Page 15 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G The following table describes the items found on the Current Status screen. Profile Name - The name of current selected configuration profile. Set up the configuration name on the General tab of Profile Management. Link Status - Shows whether the station is associated to the wireless network.
  • Page 16: Profile Management

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 3.2 Profile Management Click the Profile Management tab of the TWCU Utility and the Profile Management screen will appear, figure 3-3. The Profile Management screen provides tools to: Add a profile Edit a profile Remove a profile Switch to another Profile...
  • Page 17 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Figure 3-4 General Tab of Profile Management Edit the Security tab Edit the fields in the Security tab of Profile Management to configure the profile. To define the security mode, select the radio button of the desired security mode.
  • Page 18 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Figure 3-6 Define Shared Keys Edit the Advanced tab Power Save Mode - • Maximum - Selects maximum mode to let the access point buffer incoming messages for the wireless adapter. The adapter will detect the access point if any messages are waiting periodically.
  • Page 19: Remove A Profile

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G the same WEP key. For infrastructure (access point) networks, click Preferred APs… to specify up to four access points to the client adapter that attempts to be associated to the access points. Figure 3-7 Advanced tab of Profile Management 3.2.2 Remove a profile...
  • Page 20: Export A Profile

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Figure 3-8 Import Profile Dialog 3.2.5 Export a Profile From the Profile Management tab, highlight the profile to export. Click Export…, the Export Profile window will then appear. Browse the directory to export the profile to. Click Save. The profile should then be exported to the specified location.
  • Page 21: Auto Profile Selection Management

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Figure 3-10 Scan Available Networks Dialog 3.2.7 Auto Profile Selection Management The auto selection feature allows the wireless 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 22: Diagnostics

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Figure 3-11 Auto Profile Selection Management Dialog 3.3 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. The Diagnostics tab lists the following receive and transmit diagnostics for frames...
  • Page 23: Check Receive And Transmit Statistical Information

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G adapter and the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) driver. Access the adapter information from the Diagnostics tab. Card Name - The name of the wireless network adapter. MAC Address - The MAC address of the wireless network adapter. Driver - The driver name and path of the wireless network adapter driver.
  • Page 24: Appendix A: Specifications

    0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) Storage Temp. -40℃– 70℃ (-40℉~158℉) Humidity 10% - 95% RH, Non-condensing Dimensions 4.5×2.1×.2 in. (115×54×5 mm) (TL-WN510G) (W×D×H) 5.2×4.8×.9 in. (133×121×22 mm) (TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G) 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide WLAN transmission technology, it is limited to the - 19 -...
  • Page 25: Appendix B: Glossary

    802.11b and 802.11g products, for a coverage area that is up to nine times greater. A traditional 802.11b and 802.11g product transmission distance is about 300m, A TP-LINK 2x to 3x eXtended Range based client and access point can maintain a connection transmission distance may be up to 830m.
  • Page 26 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G infrastructure mode, the wireless devices communicate with each other and to a wired network by first going through an access point. An infrastructure wireless network connected to a wired network is referred to as a Basic Service Set (BSS). A set of two or more BSS in a single network is referred to as an Extended Service Set (ESS).
  • Page 27: Appendix C: Contact Information

    54M Wireless Adapter User Guide TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Appendix C: Contact Information For help with the Installation or operation of the TP-LINK TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/ TL-WN551G 54M Wireless Adapter, please contact us. E-mail: support@tp-link.com Website: http://www.tp-link.com - 22 -...

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