Chapter 3 Configuration
TP-LINK Wireless PCI Adapter TL-WN353G can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless Utility. This
chapter describes how to configure your TP-LINK Wireless PCI Adapter for wireless connectivity
on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.
After Installing the Adapter, the Adapter's tray icon
at the bottom of the screen, and shows the signal strength using color and the received signal
strength indication (RSSI).
If the icon is gray, there is no connection.
If the icon is red, there is poor signal strength and the RSSI is less than 5dB.
If the icon is yellow, there is poor signal strength and the RSSI is between 5dB and 10dB.
If the icon is green, there is good signal strength and the RSSI is between 10dB and 20dB.
If the icon is green, there is excellent signal strength and the RSSI is more than 20dB.
Double-click the icon and the TP-LINK Wireless Utility will run. You can also run the utility by
clicking the Start>Programs>TP-LINK>RTWCU>TP-LINK Wireless Utility. The utility provides
integrated and easys tool to:
Display current status information
Edit and add configuration profiles
Display current statistics information
The sections below take Windows XP for example to introduce these above capabilities.
3.1 Set Wizard
Choose the menu Set Wizard on the top of the utility screen; you can select the operation mode
for the adapter (we select the infrastructure mode for example).
Step 1: Select Station [infrastructure] (show in Figure 3-1). Then click Next.
54M Wireless PCI Adapter User Guide
will appear in your system tray. It appears