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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Features and Benefits ... 6 LEDs...7 Wireless Basics ... 8 Standards-based Technology ...9 Installation Considerations ...9 Requirements for using the DGL-3420’s Web Configuration Utility...10 Using the Configuration Interface ... 10 Basic ...11 Wizard ...11 Wireless Security Setup Wizard ...12 LAN...14 LAN Settings ...14...
  • Page 3 Tools > System ...20 Status > Device Info...21 Status > Statistics...21 Help ...22 Troubleshooting ... 23 Technical Specifications ... 29 Contacting Technical Support ... 32 Warranty ... 33 Registration ... 37 Table of Contents D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 4: Package Contents

    For Use: You will need an Ethernet-enabled device such as a game console, laptop or desktop computer, or set top box. The DGL-3420 will transform virtually any Ethernet device into a wireless device, enabling wireless communication over your network or in an Ad-Hoc/Peer-to-Peer mode.
  • Page 5: Introduction

    And when not gaming, you can use the DGL-3420 to make any Ethernet-enabled device, such as a media set-top box, wireless.The DGL-3420 is a true plug & play device that requires no configuration and is ready to work right out of the box.
  • Page 6: Features And Benefits

    G mode); up to 5x faster than conventional 802.11b networks, when used with other 802.11g devices  Dual band capability makes the DGL-3420 fully compliant with the 802.11a standard, 802.11g standard and interoperable with all existing 802.11b compliant devices Quick and Simple connectivity via Ethernet ...
  • Page 7: Leds

    Wireless – a steady light indicates a wireless connection. A blinking light indicates that the DGL-3420 is receiving/transmitting from/to the wireless network. System – a steady light indicates a proper connection to a gaming console.
  • Page 8: Wireless Basics

    D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
  • Page 9: Standards-Based Technology

    The key to maximizing wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:  Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DGL-3420 and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your D-Link wireless product’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters).
  • Page 10: Requirements For Using The Dgl-3420'S Web Configuration Utility

    Netscape Navigator 7.0 or later. You will need to assign to your PC an IP address within the network of the DGL-3420. For example, you can assign a static IP address of and a subnet mask of to the computer that you will use for configuration.
  • Page 11: Basic

    By default, there is no password. Click on the Log In button to access the Configuration main screen. Basic The Basic settings tab contains the Setup Wizard, and network setting options. Wizard The Wizard screen contains a wizard that assists you with the configuration of your D-Link Wireless ® Basic > Wizard Gaming Adapter.
  • Page 12: Wireless Security Setup Wizard

    Security Setup Wizard guides you through the following steps: To begin, click on the Launch Wireless Security Setup Wizard button.  The Welcome To The D-Link Wireless Security Setup Wizard screen appears, click Next to continue.  Step 1: Choose Ad-Hoc Mode or Infrastructure Mode prompts you to select the type of network you will be using.
  • Page 13 (Default). Click Next.  Setup Complete! The Setup Wizard has completed. Click Prev to modify changes or mistakes. Click Save to save the current settings and reboot the DGL-3420.  This screen will display while the DGL-3420 reboots.
  • Page 14: Lan

    The subnet mask of your wireless gaming adapter on the local area network. Default Subnet Mask: The default subnet mask is Gateway: This option is used if you have multiple gateways. Enter the IP address of the gateway on your network. Using the Configuration Interface Basic > LAN D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 15: Wireless

    Wireless The wireless section is used to configure the wireless settings for your D-Link Router. Wireless Settings Wireless Mode: Select Ad-hoc or Infrastructure mode. (Ad-hoc mode is Peer-to-Peer networking, exluding an access point. Infrastructure mode includes an access point in your network.) Select IEEE802.11g or IEEE802.11a.
  • Page 16: Wireless Security Mode

    64-bit ASCII keys are exactly 5 characters in length (DMODE is a valid string of 5 characters for 64-bit encryption) 128-bit ASCII keys are exactly 13 characters in length (2002HALOSWIN1 is a valid string of 13 characters for 128-bit encryption) D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 17: Wireless Security > Wep

    When you select WEP encryption, you can enter up to four WEP keys in WEP Keys 1-4: the fields provided. Default WEP Key: Of the four WEP keys entered, select the default WEP key here. Select Open or Shared depending on your existing wireless network Authentication: encryption settings. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 18: Wpa-Personal

    The key is entered as a pass-phrase of up to 63 characters in ASCII format at both ends of the wireless connection.The pass-phrase cannot be shorter than 8 characters. The pass-phrase is used to generate session keys that are unique for each wireless client. Using the Configuration Interface D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 19: Tools

    file on your computer. Be sure to save the configuration before performing a firmware upgrade. Restore the Use this option to load previously saved wireless gaming adapter configuration: configuration settings. Using the Configuration Interface Tools > Admin D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 20: Tools > Firmware

    Click Reboot the Device to apply the system settings and restart the Reboot the device: DGL-3420. Click Restore all settings to the factory defaults to return the DGL-3420 to Restore all settings to its factory default settings. the factory default: Tools >...
  • Page 21: Status > Device Info

    Using the Configuration Interface Status > Device Info This window displays the settings of the DGL-3420, as well as the firmware version, and the MAC address. Status > Device Info Status > Statistics Check the network statistics in this window.
  • Page 22: Help

    Using the Configuration Interface Help At this window you can access the help screens for the topics listed. Help D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    This section provides solutions to situations that can occur during the installation and operation of the DGL-3420 Wireless Gaming Adapter. 1. What should I do if I encounter problems while configuring the DGL-3420 using my Xbox? For solutions to configuration problems that you encounter while using your Xbox, please go to the following website:
  • Page 24 2. How do I assign a static IP address in Windows XP/2000? (continued) In the screen to the right please do the following: Right-click on Local Area Connections. Click Properties. The screen below will appear. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click Properties. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 25 Enter the Subnet mask. Enter the Default Gateway. The Default Gateway is the LAN IP address of the wireless router. D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of Select Use the following DNS server address. Enter the LAN IP address of the wireless router.
  • Page 26 Select Manually in the Configure pull-down menu. Input the static IP address, the subnet mask and the router IP address in the appropriate fields. Click Apply Now. You have completed the assignment of a static IP address in Macintosh OS X! D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 27 SSID on the other wireless client.  The DGL-3420 has a default channel of 6. Make sure that the channel on the DGL-3420 is exactly the same as the channel on the other wireless client. 7. Why can’t I connect to an access point or wireless router? Make sure that the SSID on the DGL-3420 is exactly the same as the SSID on the access point or wireless router.
  • Page 28 Ad-Hoc mode when connecting without an access point.  If security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption key or passphrase is entered on both the DGL-3420 and the wireless router or Ad-Hoc client. 10. What variables may cause my wireless products to lose reception? D-Link products let you access your network from virtually anywhere you want.
  • Page 29: Technical Specifications

    *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11a and 802.11g specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, network overhead lower actual data throughput rate. Technical Specifications D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 30 • 1Mbps: -91dBm • 2Mbps: -91dBm • 5.5Mbps: -89dBm • 11Mbps: -88dBm For 802.11g: • 6Mbps: -87dBm • 9Mbps: -87dBm • 12Mbps: -85dBm • 18Mbps: -85dBm • 24Mbps: -83dBm • 36Mbps: -80dBm • 48Mbps: -74dBm • 54Mbps: -70dBm D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 31 • Storing: 14ºF to 149ºF (-10ºC to 65ºC) Humidity • Operating: 5%~95% (non-condensing) • Storing: 5%~95% (non-condensing) Certifications • FCC Dimensions • L = 4.46 inches (113mm) • W = 3.94 inches (100mm) • H = 0.95 inches (24mm) Warranty • 1 Year D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 32: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.
  • Page 33: Warranty

    Hardware. Repaired or replacement Hardware will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period from the date of original retail purchase. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware.
  • Page 34  be rejected by D-Link or become the property of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link, with shipping charges prepaid.
  • Page 36 20cm between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. D-Link declares that the DGL-3420 (Wireless Gaming Adapter) is limited in CH1~CH11 by specified firmware controlled in the USA. D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Page 37: Registration

    Registration Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. 060105 D-Link Systems, Inc.