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TP Link TL-WN510G User Manual

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  • Page 2 COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS Specifications are subject to change without notice. ® is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications 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 TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • Page 3: Fcc Statement

    FCC 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. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4: Fcc Radiation Exposure Statement

    FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: (TL-WN510G) This device has been tested for compliance with FCC RF Exposure (SAR) limits in the typical laptop computer configuration and this device can be used in desktop or laptop computers with side mounted PCMCIA slots. This device cannot be used with handheld PDAs (personal digital assistants).
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    LED Status... 3 Chapter 2 Installation Guide... 4 Hardware Installation ... 4 2.1.1 TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Hardware Installation... 4 2.1.2 TL-WN510G Hardware Installation... 4 Software Installation... 4 2.2.1 Overview ... 4 2.2.2 Installation for Windows 2000... 5 2.2.3 Installation for Windows Vista ... 9 Chapter 3 Configuration of Utility ...
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    • TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) and Drivers • User Guide • Other Helpful Information Note: If any of the listed contents are damaged or missing, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased the TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Wireless Adapter for assistance.
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing the TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 54M Wireless Adapter! 1.1 Overview of the Product The adapter gives you the flexibility to install your PC or notebook PC in the most convenient location available, without the cost of running network cables.
  • Page 10: Led Status

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 1.3 LED Status TL-WN510G LED Indications Name Status Status Green Intermittently Activity Green Not lit Status Green Activity Green Not lit Flashing Status Green Alternately Flashing Activity Green Alternately Status Green Intermittently Activity Green Intermittently Status Green Flashing Activity Green...
  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Installation Guide

    PC's chassis with a mounting screw. Then, close your PC case. Reconnect your PC’s power and turn on your desktop PC. 2.1.2 TL-WN510G Hardware Installation To install the adapter, follow these steps listed as below: Locate an available CardBus slot on your laptop.
  • Page 12: Installation For Windows 2000

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 2.2.2 Installation for Windows 2000 Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and open the folder with the same name as your product. Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your operating system to start the installation. Figure 2-1 should then appear.
  • Page 13 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G recommended that you select Install Client Utilities and Driver. Select Install Driver Only to install driver only, select Make Driver Installation Diskette(s) to make the diskette(s) as the installation driver. Select Install Client Utilities and Driver and click Next to continue the Installation. Click Back to return to the previous page, or click Cancel to end the Installation.
  • Page 14 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G The Setup Wizard will ask you to create a new folder name or select one from the Existing Folders list shown in Figure 2-6. It is recommended that you keep the default value. Click Next to continue the Installation. Click Back to return to the previous page, or click Cancel to end the Installation.
  • Page 15 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G select YES to continue installation. Our drivers have been tested thoroughly, and are able to work with the operating system. Note: In Windows XP, the warning box is similar to that shown Figure 2-9, Please select Continue Anyway to continue installation.
  • Page 16: Installation For Windows Vista

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 2.2.3 Installation for Windows Vista Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and open the folder with the same name as your product. Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your operating system to start the installation. And then Figure 2-11 will appear; Click Cancel to end the installation in the screen.
  • Page 17 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G After that, the files will be copied as the next screen shown (shown in Figure 2-13). To end the Installation, click Cancel. Note: During the installation, the system will warn about Windows Security testing, please click “Install this driver software anyway” to continue the installation.
  • Page 18 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide Figure 2-14 Click the Finish button to complete. Figure 2-15...
  • Page 19: Chapter 3 Configuration Of Utility

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Chapter 3 Configuration of Utility TP-LINK Wireless Adapter TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU). This chapter describes how to configure your TP-LINK Wireless Adapter for wireless connectivity on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.
  • Page 20 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G The following table describes the items found on the Current Status screen. Profile Name - The name of current selected configuration profile. Set up the configuration name on the General tab of Profile Management. Link Status - Shows whether the station is associated to the wireless network.
  • Page 21: Profile Management

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 3.2 Profile Management Click the Profile Management tab of the TWCU Utility and the Profile Management screen will appear, Figure 3-3. The Profile Management screen provides tools to: Add a profile Edit a profile Remove a profile Switch to another Profile...
  • Page 22 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Edit the General tab Profile Name - Identifies the configuration profile. This name must be unique. Profile names are not case-sensitive. Client Name - Identifies the client machine. Network Names (SSIDs) - The IEEE 802.11 wireless network name. This field has a maximum limit of 32 characters.
  • Page 23 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Edit the Advanced tab Power Save Mode • Maximum - Selects maximum mode to let the access point buffer incoming messages for the wireless adapter. The adapter will detect the access point if any messages are waiting periodically. •...
  • Page 24: Remove A Profile

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G access point with which it associates. Wireless Mode when Starting an Ad Hoc Network: Specifies 2.4 GHz 54/11 Mbps to start an Ad Hoc network if no matching network name is found after scanning all available modes. This mode also allows the selection of the channel the wireless adapter uses.
  • Page 25: Switch Another Profile

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 3.2.3 Switch another Profile Go to the Profile Management tab. Click on the profile name in the Profiles List. Click Activate. 3.2.4 Import a Profile From the Profile Management tab, click Import…. The Import Profile will then appear (shown in Figure 3-8).
  • Page 26: Scan Available Networks

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 3.2.6 Scan Available Networks Click Scan on the Profile Management, the Available Infrastructure and Ad Hoc Networks window will appear (shown in Figure 3-10). Click Refresh to refresh the list at any time. Highlight a network name and click Activate to connect an available network. If no configuration profile exists for that network, the Profile Management window will open the General tab.
  • Page 27: Diagnostics

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G connect to the network. If the connection fails, the client adapter will try the next highest priority profile that matches the SSID until an available network is found. 3.3 Diagnostics The Diagnostics tab of the TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) provides buttons used to retrieve receiving and transmitting statistics (shown in Figure 3-12).
  • Page 28: Check Driver Information

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 3.3.1 Check Driver Information The Adapter Information contains general information about the wireless network adapter and the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) driver. Access the adapter information from the Diagnostics tab. Card Name - The name of the wireless network adapter.
  • Page 29: Chapter 4 Configuration For Windows Vista

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Chapter 4 Configuration for windows Vista After the Adapter's driver has been installed, Windows Vista will display a wireless Network Connection message like this one. Icon means the connection has been established. Icon connection. If the icon does not appear, please follow the steps as below. If the icon still does not appear, the driver may be installed incorrectly or the adapter is unplugged, please try again.
  • Page 30 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G To continue, click Connect Anyway. Click the Cancel button to end the Installation. After that, the installation will proceed as shown below, click close. 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide Figure 4-3 Figure 4-4...
  • Page 31 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide Figure 4-5 The screen as below will appear if the connection is successful. Figure 4-6...
  • Page 32: Appendix A: Specifications

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G Appendix A: Specifications Normal TL-WN510G: 32-bit CardBus Interface TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G: 32-bit PCI Standards IEEE802.11b; IEEE802.11g Operating System Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista Indoor up to 100m, outdoor up to 300m (Standard transmission distance, it is limited to the environment).
  • Page 33: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide Appendix B: Glossary 2x to 3x eXtended Range WLAN Transmission Technology - The WLAN device with 2x to 3x eXtended Range WLAN transmission technology make its sensitivity up to 105 dB, which gives users the ability to have robust, longer-range wireless connections.
  • Page 34 TL-WN510G/TL-WN550G/TL-WN551G 54M Wireless Adapter User Guide transmitter and receiver know the hop patterns, interception of FHSS is extremely difficult. Infrastructure Network - An infrastructure network is a group of computers or other devices, each with a wireless adapter, connected as an 802.11 wireless LAN. In infrastructure mode, the wireless devices communicate with each other and to a wired network by first going through an access point.

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