D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Manual
D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Manual

D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Manual

Tri-mode dualband wireless cardbus adapter
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  • Page 1 D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Tri-mode Dualband Wireless Cardbus Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ... 3 Introduction ... 4 Wireless Basics ... 6 Getting Started ... 10 Using the Configuration Utility ... 13 Networking Basics ... 20 Troubleshooting ... 33 Technical Specifications ... 38 Contacting Technical Support ... 40...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents D-Link Air Xpert Tri-mode Dualband Wireless Cardbus Adapter Manual, Warranty and Drivers on CD Printed Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements for Configuration: A laptop computer with an available 32-bit Cardbus PC...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    11i compatible products, without a RADIUS server, the Pre Shared Key mode of WPA will assign a new security key every time the DWL-AG650 connects to the draft 802.11i Access Point. If you choose to enable the enhanced security features of the DW L- AG650, you need only to input your encryption information once in the configuration menu.
  • Page 5 Features Dualband versatility - With the DWL-AG650, you have the option of using one of two frequencies. If the 2.4GHz frequency band is experiencing interruptions and interference from cordless phones, and microwave ovens, you have the op- tion of using the 5GHz band with 802.11a enabled devices.
  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to- use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. 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 7 The DWL-AG650 is compatible with the following wireless products: D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650, D-Link AirPro DWL-A650, D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G650,...
  • Page 8 The DWL-AG650 offers the most advanced network security features available today, including: WPA and 802.1x. In addition to its compatibility with 802.11g and 802.11a devices, the DWL-AG650 is compatible with 802.11b devices. This means that if you have an existing 802.11b network, or a network with a mixture of 802.11g, 802.11a and 802.11b,...
  • Page 9 Wireless Basics (continued) Installation Considerations The D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Ad-Hoc - directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to- peer communication, using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more DWL-AG650 wireless network Cardbus adapters. On the following pages we will show you an example of an Infrastructure Network and an Ad-Hoc Network.
  • Page 11 Connect the Cable or DSL modem to your broadband router (see the Quick Installation Guide included with your router). Install the D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG520 wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on your desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter).
  • Page 12 Install the D-Link DWL-AG650 Wireless Cardbus adapter into a laptop computer. product for installation instructions). Install a DWL-AG650 into a laptop computer, or you can install another DWL-AG520 wireless PCI adapter into a desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product).
  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Utility

    Utility icon in the taskbar in the lower corner of your computer screen and uncheck the box in the Properties window that enables Windows configuration. After you have done this, you can then use the D-Link Configuration utility with Before you use the configuration utility for the DWL-AG650, you must install the drivers and the configuration utility from the CD-ROM that came with the AG650.
  • Page 14 Encryption: You can see if WEP is enabled or disabled here TxRate: The default setting is Auto; TxRate settings are automatically determined by the DWL-AG650 depending on the distance from the access point at this default setting. Channel: Displays the channel information. By default, the channel is set to Auto and selection is automatically determined by the DWL-AG650.
  • Page 15 Configuration Utility D-Link AirPlus DW L-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Configuration Adapter SSID - (Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a wireless network. Access Points and wireless clients attempting to connect to a specific WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) must use the same SSID.
  • Page 16: Configuration Utility

    Configuration Utility Advanced Frequency - Select the Frequency here. Auto is the default setting. Starting Ad-Hoc Network - Each wireless adapter communicating in Ad-Hoc mode must have the same setting here. Turbo Mode - To enable Turbo mode, all devices must have the same setting Ad-Hoc Channel - All devices in the Ad-Hoc network must have the same channel Encryption Type - Select the Encryption type Profile IP Settings -You can Enable or Disable the IP Settings portion of your...
  • Page 17 Configuration Utility Site Survey Available Network 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. Click on the Connect button. Profile In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have created.
  • Page 18 Configuration Utility Add New Profile 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.
  • Page 19 Configuration Utility About The ABOUT screen gives you information about the MAC Address and the Utility and Driver Versions of the DWL-AG650.
  • Page 20: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows XP. Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98SE.
  • Page 21 Networking Basics Please follow all the instructions in this window: 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. Click Next...
  • Page 22 Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.) Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Click Next...
  • Page 23 Networking Basics Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.
  • Page 24 Networking Basics In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. 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. Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A. Click Next...
  • Page 25 Networking Basics 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. To continue click Next.
  • Page 26 Networking Basics Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. 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 27 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.
  • Page 28 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 The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Ad- dress range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP Address Range).
  • Page 29 Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support tab Click Close Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad- dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.
  • Page 30 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-click on Network Connections Right-click on Local Area Connections Double-click on Properties...
  • Page 31 IP Address: e.g., Subnet Mask: Default Gateway: Enter the LAN IP address of the wireless router. (D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of Select Use the following DNS server addresses. Enter the LAN IP address of the Wireless Router.
  • Page 32 Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx. xxx, where xxx is the IP Address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-AG650. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples).
  • Page 34 Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly Click OK D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link Air Xpert DWL-AG650 D-Link AirXpert DW L-AG520 Tri-mode D ualband W ireless PCI Adapter...
  • Page 35 Troubleshooting 2. I cannot connect to the Access Point or the wireless Router. Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-AG650 Cardbus adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless Router. Move the DWL-AG650 and Access Point or wireless Router into the same room and then test the wireless connection.
  • Page 36 B. Uncheck Hide extension for known file types > click C. Search for previously loaded driver files. Remove these 6. The computer with the DWL-AG650 installed is unable to connect to the wireless network and/or the Internet. Check that the LED indicators for the broadband modem are indicating normal activity.
  • Page 37 If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys are entered on both the DWL-AG650 and the access point. Double- click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click Encryption. Check to see that the key selected is set to the same key as other devices on the network.
  • Page 38: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards IEEE 802.11a IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g-Draft Bus Type Cardbus PC Card Type II Temperature Operati ng: 32F to 149F(0C to 55C) Humidity: 95% maximum, non-condensing Internal Antenna Type: Integrated dual diversity Antenna Security: 64, 128-bit WEP 802.1x WPA* - Wi-Fi Protected Access (64-,128-WEP with TKIP, MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication) Supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
  • Page 39 Technical Specifications Data Rates: With Automatic Fallback 54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps; 12Mbps; 11Mbps; 9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps Media Access Control: CSMA/CA with ACK Frequency Range: 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz 5.150GHz to 5.850GHz Range*: Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters) Modulation Technology: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Complementary Code Keying (CCK)

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