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D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+
2.4 GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter
Manual
Building Networks for People

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    D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4 GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Package Contents ... 3 Introduction ... 4 Wireless Basics ... 6 Getting Started... 9 Installing the DWL-650+ ... 12 Using the Configuration Utility ... 15 Troubleshooting ... 22 Networking Basics ... 26 Technical Specifications... 54 10. Contacting Technical Support ... 56 11.

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    • D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter • Manual, QIG, and Drivers on CD • Printed Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. • A laptop computer with an available 32-bit Cardbus PC Card slot •...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Unlike most 802.11b network cards, the DWL-650+ provides speeds of up to 22 Mbps* (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus products such as the DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter.

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    Now even faster performance with the new 4x feature, when used with 4x-enabled DI-614+ or 4x-enabled DWL-900AP+ • Speeds up to 2x faster, with data transfer rates up to 22Mbps, when used with other D-Link AirPlus products • Operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range •...

  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link AirPlus wireless family of products will allow you to access the data you want, when and where you want it. No longer will you be limited to one location or forced to run new wiring through your home or office.

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    Some D-Link devices that are compatible with the D-Link DWL-650+ are: D-Link DWL-520+ 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop...

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    Installation Considerations Designed to go up to 1,312 feet (400 meters) outdoors and up to 328 feet (100 meters) indoors, the D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ lets you access your network with your laptop computer from virtually anywhere. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings or other objects that the wireless signal must pass thru may limit range.

  • Page 9: Getting Started

    A wireless Broadband Router - A laptop computer with a wireless network adapter - A desktop computer with a wireless network adapter - D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ A Cable modem - DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a protocol for assigning IP Addresses “automatically.”...

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    If you are using the 802.1x protocol in your network, your setup may be different than that pictured above. Please refer to the manual that came with your D-Link 802.1x compatible router or access point for further tips on setting up a more secure network.

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    Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Install the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ wireless network adapter into the desktop computer. the product for installation instructions Install the DWL-650+ into a laptop computer. Installation Guide included with the product Set the wireless configuration for the adapters to Ad-Hoc mode, set the adapters to the same channel, and assign an IP Address to each computer on the Ad-Hoc network.

  • Page 12: Installing The Dwl-650

    98 will have a similar screenshots for installing the drivers. • Turn on the laptop computer. • Insert the D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Driver CD into the CD-ROM Drive. • Click on the Install Driver/PC Utility bullet point on the installation...

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    D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Utility and Driver. The InstallShield Wizard will install D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Utility and Driver on your computer. To continue, click Next. Fig. 5.2.1 Setup will install D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Utility and Driver in the following folder. Fig. 5.2.2...

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    Windows Me and Windows 98. Microsoft certification is pending.) The InstallShield Wizard has successfully installed D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Utility and Driver. Before you can use the program, you must restart your computer. Fig. 5.2.3 Fig. 5.2.4 D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter...

  • Page 15: Using The Configuration Utility

    DWL-650+, D-Link has included a configuration utility to do so. Note: Out of the box, with its default settings, the DWL-650+ will associate with D-Link AirPlus wireless routers (e.g., DI-614+) and access points (e.g., DWL- 900AP+). After the computer restarts, the configuration utility will automatically start and the utility icon will appear in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (systray).

  • Page 16: Configuration Utility

    Configuration Utility Link Info After clicking on the Configuration Utility icon, the Link Info screen will display the following: Status: Displays the MAC Address of the Access Point that is associated with the DWL-650+. SSID: The Service Set Identifier is the name assigned to the wireless network. The factory SSID setting is set to default.

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    DWL-1000AP. (The default setting.) Ad-Hoc – wireless mode used when connecting directly to a computer equipped with a wireless adapter such as the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520 Wireless PCI adapter in a peer-to-peer environment. Channel – The default channel setting is channel 6. However, the DWL-650+ will automatically select the channel to match the channel setting for the selected Access Point.

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    Encryption D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter Fig. 6.5 Please note that all devices must share the same Encryption settings to communicate on the network. Data Encryption – enable Encryption by clicking on the box. The DWL- 650+ has Encryption disabled as the default setting.

  • Page 19: Site Survey

    Configuration Utility Site Survey D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter Fig. 6.6 Available Networks The top section of the window displays the Available Networks. Scroll up and down the list and highlight the network to which you wish to connect.

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    Configuration Utility Properties Current Setting Current Setting/Default Setting default Fig. 6.7 In this window you can configure all the properties of a profile in order to connect with a network of your choice. After you have entered your changes in this window, click OK to save the changes.

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    Configuration Utility About D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter DWL-650+ D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility Fig. 6.8 The ABOUT screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-650+.

  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-650+ Wireless Adapter. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. illustrated in Windows XP. If you have another operating system, these solutions will still apply although the appearance on your computer screen may differ.) 1.

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    • Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly. • Click OK D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter Fig. 7.3 D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Adapter Fig. 7.4...

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    2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router. • Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-650+ Cardbus adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless router. • Move the DWL-650+ and Access Point or Wireless router into the same room and then test the wireless connection.

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    • In Infrastructure mode, make sure the same Service Set Identifier (SSID) is specified on the settings for the wireless clients and access points. The SSID factory default setting for the D-Link AirPlus products is default. (Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar.

  • Page 26: Networking Basics

    that the key selected is set to the same key as other devices on the network. 7. How can I troubleshoot distance issues using the DWL-650+. • Move the DWL-650+ and Access Point or Wireless router into the same room and then test the wireless connection. •...

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    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Please follow all the instructions in this window: Fig. 8.2 Click Next In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your computer connects to the Internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown.

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    Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name. Fig. 8.4 Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Fig. 8.5 Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard applies the changes. Fig. 8.6 When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes. Fig. 8.7...

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    Networking Basics In the window below, select the best option. In this example, Create a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network. Click Next. Fig. 8.8 Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A: Fig.

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard copies the files. Fig. 8.10 Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network.

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    Networking Basics Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. Fig. 8.12 The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. Fig. 8.13 You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.

  • Page 33: Naming Your Computer

    Naming your Computer To name your computer, please follow these directions: In Windows XP: • Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen) • Right-click on My Computer • Select Properties and click • Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.

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    Naming your Computer • In this window, enter the Computer name. • Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup. • All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name. • Click OK Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Go to Start >...

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    Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address, shown below. Fig. 8.20 (Windows 98/ME users: go to Start > Run. Type Command. Type winipcfg at the prompt. Click Release and Renew to obtain a new IP Address.) D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Cardbus...

  • Page 36: Control Panel

    Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router you will not need to assign Static IP Addresses. If you are not using a DHCP capable Gateway/Router, or you need to assign a Static IP Address, please follow these instructions: (The following illustrations are shown using Windows XP, other Operating Systems will be similar.)

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    Assigning a Static IP Address (continued) • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Click Properties • Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) • Click Properties Fig. 8.23 D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ Wireless Adapter Fig. 8.24...

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    IP Address: e.g.,192.168.0.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: Enter the LAN IP address of the Wireless Router. (D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1) • Select Use the following DNS server address. Enter the LAN IP address of the Wireless Router.

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    Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging For Windows XP and 2000: Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to Fig. 8.35 will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.

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    After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers in your network (please see the Network Setup Wizard section at the beginning of Networking Basics,) you can use the Add Printer Wizard to add or share a printer on your network.

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    Adding a local printer (A printer connected directly to a computer) A printer that is not shared on the network and is connected directly to one computer is called a local printer. If you do not need to share your printer on a network, follow these directions to add the printer to one computer.

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    Adding a local printer • Click Next • Select Local printer attached to this computer • (Deselect Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer if it has been selected.) • Click Next • Select Use the following port: •...

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    Adding a local printer • Select and highlight the correct driver for your printer. • Click Next (If the correct driver is not displayed, insert the CD or floppy disk that came with your printer and click Have Disk.) • At this screen, you can change the name of the printer (optional.) •...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Fig. 8.36 Click Finish When the test page has printed, Fig. 8.37 Click OK...

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    Adding a local printer • Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right. You have successfully added a local printer. Setting up a Network Printer After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network, you can run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers on your network.

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    Setting up a network printer • Click on Add a Printer • Click Next • Select Network Printer • Click Next Fig. 8.40 Fig. 8.41 Fig. 8.42...

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    Setting up a network printer • Select Browse for a printer • Click Next • Select the printer you would like to share. • Click Next • Click Finish Fig. 8.43 Fig. 8.44 Fig. 8.45...

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    Setting up a network printer To check for proper installation: • Go to Start> Printers and Faxes The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation. You have completed adding the printer. To share this printer on your network: •...

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    Setting up an LPR printer To share an LPR printer (using a print server,) you will need a Print Server such as the DP-101P+. Please make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network. To share an LPR printer, please follow these directions: •...

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    Setting up an LPR printer • Select Create a new port • From the pull-down menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port, as shown. • Click Next • Please read the instructions on this screen. • Click Next • Enter the Printer IP Address and the Port Name, as shown.

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    Setting up an LPR printer • In this screen, select Custom. • Click Settings • Enter the Port Name and the Printer Name or IP Address. • Select LPR • Enter a Queue Name. If there is more than one port on the print server, you must name the Queue.

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    Setting up an LPR printer • This screen will show you information about your printer. • Click Finish • Select the printer you are adding from the list of Printers. • Insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer. •...

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    Setting up an LPR printer • You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional. Please remember the name of your printer. You will need this information when you use the Add Printer Wizard on the other computers network.

  • Page 54: Technical Specifications

    Other Tasks For help with other tasks in home or small office networking, see Using the Shared Documents folder and Sharing files and folders in the Help and Support Center in Microsoft Windows XP. Technical Specifications Standards: • IEEE 802.11b •...

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    Outdoors – up to 1,312 feet (400 meters) Diagnostic LED: • Power – solid green light indicates power connection • Link/Activity – green solid/blinking light indicates Link/Activity Power Specifications: • Operating Voltage: 3.3V Network Architecture: • Supports Ad-Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer without Access Point) or Infrastructure Mode (Communications to wired networks via Access Points with Roaming) •...

  • Page 56: Contacting Technical Support

    • Safety: 10. 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.

  • Page 57: Limited Warranty

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.

  • Page 58

    Discovery Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. 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. Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by the customer and upon request.

  • Page 59

    Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or 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 derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as...

  • Page 60: Registration

    Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights.

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