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2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module
User's Guide



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  • Page 1 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Regulatory notes and statements Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN devices. The energy levels of these emissions however are far much less than the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices like for example mobile phones. Wireless LAN devices are safe for use frequency safety standards and recommendations.
  • Page 3 FCC Interference Statement Federal Communication Commission Interference 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 IMPORTANT NOTE: FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 5 CE in which Countries where the product may be used freely: Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Ireland,Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland.France: except the channel 10 through 13, law prohibits the use of other channels.
  • Page 6 This device is intended only for OEM integrators under the following conditions: 1) The antenna must be installed such that 20 cm is maintained between the antenna and users, and 2) The transmitter module may not be co-located with any other transmitter or antenna.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENT Introduction……………………………………1 Overview of this User’s Guide……………….1 Software Installation ………………………..2 Windows 98se/ME/2000/XP Utility and Driver Installation……………………………2 Wireless Utility Setting……………………...4 Technical Specifications……………………14...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your purchase of this 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module. This manual helps to get familiar with the 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module. This manual contains detailed instructions in operation of this product. Please keep this manual for future reference. With a 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module, a desktop or laptop computer can communicate with another computer in a wireless way.
  • Page 9: Software Installation

    SOFTWARE INSTALLATION This section will lead you to install the driver and utility of the 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module via Windows OS installation. Windows 98se/ME/2000/XP Utility and Driver Installation 1. Insert the 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module Driver & Utility CD-ROM into computer’s CD-ROM Drive and it will automatically run a setup menu and install the driver and the utility, for Win98se, please reboot the system to install the driver to the system properly.
  • Page 10 3. The Install Shield Wizard screen will appear. Click “Next” to continue. 4. The installation program will help you to setup the Wireless Utility. Be noted that the Windows XP have its own Wireless Utility; you can either use the utility of Windows XP or the provided utility.
  • Page 11: Wireless Utility Setting

    Wireless Utility Setting With the 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module utility, users can configure all the functions provided by the Wireless Monitor Utility. Double-click the utility icon that appears in the taskbar. The Wireless Monitor Utility includes seven tabs: Status, Configuration, Advanced, Profile, Network, Statistics and About.
  • Page 12 Configuration The Configuration function helps you to configure the Network and the Security. Network: the setting of the Network mode, the SSID and the Channels. Network Mode: If you want to connect with an Access Point, please set to “Infrastructure” mode. Ifyou have more stations and just want to set them as local network, please set themode to “Ad-Hoc”...
  • Page 13 Channel: It shows radio channel numbers that used for Wireless LAN networking. In Ad-Hoc mode stations, each station must have the same channel numbers and SSID. In Infrastructure mode, the 2.4GHz 802.11n MPCI Module will automatically detect the channel number of the Access Point.
  • Page 14 the setting. Default Key (Key 1 ~ Key 4): You can type the key that you want to use from Key#1 to Key #4, and the key that you type will be the encryption between the stations that you connected with. Key Length, Key Format and WEP Key:If you select 64bit in Hex format, you must type 10 values in the following range (0~F, hexadecimal), or 64bit in ASCII format, you...
  • Page 15 Advanced The Advanced settings help you to control the Wireless Adapter to adjust with wireless devices in certain environment. Transmit Rate: The Fully Automatic will automatically detect the suitable linking transfer rate and auto fall back when the signal is not too strong to transmit data, it will auto fall back from 300Mbps to 1 Mbps.
  • Page 16 Fragment Threshold: Fragmentation Threshold is a way of transmitting the packets that will be fragmented. Choose a setting within a range of 256 to 2432 bytes. It is recommended to fragment the packet when the link quality is bad, it is to prevent the wasting time of resending a long packet that is lost.
  • Page 17 Profile The Profile section allows you to set values for all parameters by selecting a previously defined profile. Type a name in the Profile Name field to create a profile, click “Save” and then click “Apply” when a profile is done. You can click “Delete” if the profile is no longer used, to activate other profile, choose a profile name in the Profile Name field and click Activate.
  • Page 18 Network The screen shows all the Wireless devices around your Wireless Adapter. The information of the wireless devices includes the SSID, MAC Address, Channels, Signal, the Security type and the Network mode. You can click the “Rescan” button to find the new wireless devices, and double-click the device to choose the wireless station that you want to connect with.
  • Page 19 Statistics The Statistics section shows the real-time transmit and receive packets of the Wireless Adapter.
  • Page 20 About The About section shows the Device Name, Regulatory Domain, Driver Version, MAC Address and the Utility version.
  • Page 21: Technical Specifications

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS General IEEE 802.11N Standards IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) IEEE 802.11g Orthogonal Radio Technology Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) 802.11g: Up to 54Mbps (6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54) 802.11b: Up to 11Mbps (1/2/5.5/11) Data Transfer Rate 802.11n: Up to 300 Mbps (HT40:30/60/90/120/180/240/270/300) Sensitivity for 802.11b 11 Mbps (CCK): -87dBm 5.5 Mbps (CCK): -88dBm...