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Air DWL-810
Ethernet Wireless Client Adapter
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Rev. 020305
Building Networks for People

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    Air DWL-810 Ethernet Wireless Client Adapter Manual Rev. 020305 Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ... 3 Introduction ... 4 Wireless Basics ... 7 Getting Started... 10 Pre-Installation ... 13 Web Configuration ... 16 Installation... 23 Troubleshooting ... 24 Networking Basics ... 25 10. Technical Specifications ... 57 11. Contacting Technical Support... 60 12.

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Additional Optional Advanced Configuration Requirements: • A current web-browser (e.g., Internet Explorer 5.x or Netscape Navigator 4.x) • Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95, Unix, Linux • A Cross-Over cable is required to connect the DWL-810 to a switch...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    The D-Link Air DWL-810 Ethernet Wireless Client Adapter can be configured to take on a variety of roles within the wireless network. For devices with built-in Ethernet support, the DWL-810 provides a cost effective way to gain wireless connectivity, virtually transforming a wired network into a wireless one! Connect any Ethernet-enabled device to an 802.11b wireless network...

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    Flash memory for easy software upgrades • WEP encryption ensures security LEDs LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-810 has two LEDs: Wireless Link/Act – a steady Orange light indicates a good wireless connection. A blinking light indicates that the DWL-810 is receiving/transmitting from/to the wireless network.

  • Page 6: Default Settings

    DWL-810 Power Connector – connect one end of the included 5V DC Power Adapter into the power port on the DWL-810 and connect the other end of the Power Adapter to a wall outlet. Category 5 is the most reliable grade of twisted-pair cable. It is either Straight- Through cable or Cross-Over cable.

  • Page 7: Wireless Basics

    In this section, we discuss typical wireless local area networks (WLANs) and their components. Much of the advice given here may be helpful in setting up the DWL-810. It may also give you some ideas, if you plan to expand your wireless network.

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    D-Link Air Wireless Family of LAN products include: 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers (DWL-650) 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers (DWL-520)

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    Position your DWL-810, Access Points, Residential Gateways, and computers so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized. 2. Be aware of the direct line between the DWL-810 and the device with which it communicates, as well as between Access Points, Residential Gateways (routers), and computers.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    3. Building Materials make a difference - A solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position the DWL-810, the Access Points, and computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways and not other materials.

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    Getting Started Setting Up an Infrastructure Network Fig. 4.1 Please remember that D-Link AirPlus wireless devices are pre-configured to connect together, right out of the box, with the default settings. You will need a broadband Internet access (Cable/DSL) subscription. Consult with your Cable/DSL provider for proper installation of the modem.

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    Getting Started Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Fig. 4.2 Install the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless Network adapter into the desktop computer. with the product for installation instructions Install a wireless network adapter into the laptop computer. In the example above the DWL-650+ is installed into a laptop computer.

  • Page 13: Pre-installation

    If you are using the DWL-810 in Ad-Hoc mode, skip this section and proceed to Section 7: Installation. Read this section if you are using the DWL-810 in Infrastructure Mode or if you plan to configure the DWL-810. Before installing the DWL-810 you must do the following:...

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    Assigning a Static IP Address to configure the DWL-810 • Double-click on Network Connections Fig. 5.2 • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Click Properties Fig. 5.3...

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    (Fig. 5.5) • Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP Address must be within the same range as the DWL-810. The IP Address of the DWL- 810 is 192.168.0.30. You can assign 192.168.0.2 for your laptop. No two computers can have the same IP Address.

  • Page 16: Web Configuration

    You will need to assign a Static IP Address to the computer that you are using to configure the DWL-810, within the IP Address Range of the DWL- 810. For example, you can assign a Static IP address of 192.168.0.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (Please see the Pre-Installation or the...

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    D-Link devices set to their default settings. If you have changed the IP Address of the DWL-810 to conform to a network other than one with D- Link devices, at their default setting, then input that IP Address in the web browser, instead of the default IP Address shown.)

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    The Information window displays the current setup status of the DWL-810. Select Wireless in the menu, as shown. A wireless table will appear as shown below. The various input fields may be used to configure the 802.11b wireless and security settings.

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    Transmission Rate: Automatic is the default setting. Choose the the transmission rate of the DWL-810 from the pull-down menu. Access Point Density: Points and the traffic level of the wireless network running on Infrastructure Mode, which is determined by the number of Access Points in your wireless network and the configuration of the Access Points.

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    Click Apply to update the settings. Click Cancel to discard any changes you have made. Changes will only take effect after you restart the DWL-810. To restart, click on Admin in the system tool bar. Click Reboot in the Admin window.

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    After completing the configuration, click Save to save the changes. Click Cancel to discard the changes. Changes will take effect after restarting the DWL-810. Admin in the menu. Click Reboot to restart the DWL-810. Stations Fig. 6.6 Click on Stations in the menu. A Stations table will appear, as shown here, providing information regarding the device connected to the DWL-810.

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    Fig. 6.7 Click on Admin in the menu. An Admin window will appear. Here you can change the password, restart the DWL-810 or reset it to factory default. Change Password: You can use a password to prevent tampering with the configuration of the DWL-810.

  • Page 23: Installation

    Configuration menu. About Fig. 6.9 Click on About in the menu to see the full name of the DWL-810. Installation After you have configured the DWL-810, or if you are using Ad-Hoc mode, you are ready to connect it to a network device to achieve wireless transmission.

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting

    3. Turn on the power of the DWL-810 by connecting one end of the power adapter (included with your purchase) into the power port on the DWL-810, and connecting the other end into the AC power outlet on your wall.

  • Page 25: Networking Basics

    4. I cannot connect to an access point or wireless router. • The DWL-810 Wireless Client has a default wireless setting of Ad-hoc. If you are connecting to an access point or wireless router you will need to change that setting to Infrastructure. (See Web Configuration in this manual.)

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    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Please follow all the instructions in this window: Fig. 9.2 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. 9.4 Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Fig. 9.5 Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard applies the changes. Fig. 9.6 When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes. Fig. 9.7...

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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. 9.8 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. 9.10 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. 9.12 The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. Fig. 9.13 You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.

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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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 Fig. 9.19 (Windows 98/ME users: go to Start > Run. Type Command. Type winipcfg at the prompt. Click Release All and Renew All to obtain a new IP Address.) D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI car...

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. 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: •...

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    IP Addresses may differ, but the basic procedures remain the same. • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Click Properties • Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) • Click Properties Fig. 9.23 D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Fig. 9.24...

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address • Select Use the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, • Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of 192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are between 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.254.

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    Networking Basics Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows XP Following are some examples using a DWL-650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter, you may be using different wireless network adapters and different IP Addresses, but the procedure for connection will be the same. To be able to connect to a wireless network, make sure the proper network settings are configured for the network adapter.

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    Networking Basics Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or an Access Point using a static IP address in Windows XP. Select Use the following IP address - if the Wireless Router or Access Point does not have a DHCP server enabled.

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    Networking Basics Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or an Access Point using a DHCP server in Windows 2000. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically. Click OK Fig.

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    Networking Basics Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows Me and 98 Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on the Network associated with the DWL-650 > click Properties > select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > click Properties Fig.

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    Networking Basics Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or Access Point using a static IP address in Windows Me or Windows 98 Select Use the following IP address. Input a static IP address within the same IP Address range as the wireless router or access point.

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    Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging For Windows Me and 98: Go to Start > Run > type command. A window similar to Fig. 8.36 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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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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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    Networking Basics 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.) •...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Fig. 9.45 Click Finish When the test page has printed, Fig. 9.46 Click OK...

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    Networking Basics 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. Sharing 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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    Networking Basics Sharing a network printer • Click on Add a Printer • Click Next • Select Network Printer • Click Next Fig. 9.49 Fig. 9.50 Fig. 9.51...

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    Networking Basics Sharing a network printer • Select Browse for a printer • Click Next • Select the printer you would like to share. • Click Next • Click Finish Fig. 9.52 Fig. 9.53 Fig. 9.54...

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    Networking Basics Sharing 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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    Networking Basics Sharing 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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    Networking Basics Sharing 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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    Networking Basics Sharing 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...

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    Networking Basics Sharing 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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    Networking Basics Sharing 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 57: Technical Specifications

    Networking Basics 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. 10. Technical Specifications Standards: •...

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    Antenna: • Internal Diversity Patch Frequency Range: • 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Transport Protocols: • TCP/IP • IPX/SPX • NetBEUI • NDIS Physical Dimensions: • L = 3.5 inches (90 mm) • W = 3.2 inches (81.5 mm) •...

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    Power Specifications: • Operating Voltage: +5V 2A Operating Channels: • 1-11 United States (FCC) Safety: •...

  • Page 60: Contacting Technical Support

    You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.

  • Page 61: Limited Warranty

    D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may, at its option, replace the defective Hardware or any part thereof with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.

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    UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link. Return shipping charges shall be prepaid by D-Link if you use an address in the United States, otherwise we will ship the product to you freight collect. Expedited shipping is available upon request and provided shipping charges are prepaid by the customer.

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    Warranty provides specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

  • Page 64: Registration

    13. Registration Product registration is entirely voluntary and failure to complete or return this form will not diminish your warranty rights. 020305...

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