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TP Link TL-WN610G User Manual

108m wireless cardbus/pci adapter.
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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

    20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.” FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: (TL-WN610G) This device has been tested for compliance with FCC RF Exposure limits in the typical laptop computer configuration and this device can be used in desktop or laptop computers with side mounted PCMCIA slots.
  • Page 4: Ce Mark Warning

    CE Mark Warning For the following equipment: TL-WN610G This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    1.3 LED Status ... 3 Chapter 2 Installation Guide ... 4 2.1 Hardware Installation... 4 2.1.1 TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Hardware Installation... 4 2.1.2 TL-WN610G Hardware Installation ... 4 2.2 Software Installation ... 4 2.2.1 Overview ... 4 2.2.2 Installation for Windows 2000 ... 5 2.2.3...
  • 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 108M Wireless Adapter for assistance.
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing the TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/ TL-WN651G 108M Wireless Adapter! 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Supports Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista Internal Antenna (TL-WN610G) Detachable reverse SMA connector antenna (TL-WN651G) LED Status TL-WN610G LED Indications LED Indications Status Status Green Intermittently Activity Green Not lit Status Green Activity Green Not lit Flashing Status Green...
  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Installation Guide

    Then, close your PC case. Reconnect your PC’s power and turn on your desktop PC. 2.1.2 TL-WN610G Hardware Installation To install the adapter, follow these steps listed below: Locate an available CardBus slot on your laptop.
  • Page 12: Installation For Windows 2000

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Figure 2-5 Choose Destination Location 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.
  • Page 15 TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G While files are copying, you will see a warning box, shown in Figure 2-8. Please select YES to continue installation. Our drivers have been tested thoroughly, and are able to work with the operating system. Figure 2-8 Widows 2000 Warning Box Note: In Windows XP, the warning box is similar to that shown Figure 2-9.
  • Page 16: 2.2.3 Installation For Windows Vista

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 108M Wireless Adapter User Guide Figure 2-14 Click the Finish button to complete. Figure 2-15...
  • Page 19: Chapter 3 Configuration

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Chapter 3 Configuration TP-LINK Wireless Adapter TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G configuration profile, select the configuration from the Profile list and click Modify. The Profile Management dialog box will display a screen similar to that shown in Figure 3-4. Edit the General tab Profile Name - Identifies the configuration profile. This name must be unique. Profile names are not case-sensitive.
  • Page 23 TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Security Tab to allow association. To complete WEP encryption configuration, you must select the 802.11 Authentication Mode as appropriate on the Advanced tab of this Profile Management dialog. Figure 3-5 Security tab of Profile Management Edit the Advanced tab Power Save Mode - •...
  • Page 24 TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Short & Long (access point mode), which allows both short and long headers in the 802.11b frames. The adapter can only use short radio headers if the access point supports and uses them. Set to Long Only to override allowing short frames.
  • Page 25: Remove A Profile

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 3.2.2 Remove a profile Go to the Profile Management tab. Select the profile name to remove in the Profiles List. Click Remove. 3.2.3 Switch another Profile Go to the Profile Management tab. Click on the profile name in the Profiles List.
  • Page 26: Scan Available Networks

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Figure 3-9 Export Profile Dialog 3.2.6 Scan Available Networks Click Scan on the Profile Management, the Available Infrastructure and Ad Hoc Networks window will appear. 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-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Highlight the profiles to add to auto profile selection, and click Add. The profile will appear in the Auto Selected Profiles box. Highlight a profile in the Auto Selected Profiles box. Click Move Up or Move Down as appropriate.
  • Page 28: Check Driver Information

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G transmitted by the wireless network adapter: Multicast frames transmitted and received Broadcast frames transmitted and received Unicast frames transmitted and received Total bytes transmitted and received 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.
  • Page 29 TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 108M Wireless Adapter User Guide Figure 3-13 Advanced Statistics...
  • Page 30: Chapter 4 Configuration For Windows Vista

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 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 below. If the icon still does not appear, the driver may be installed incorrectly or the adapter is unplugged, please try again.
  • Page 31 TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G To continue, click Connect Anyway. Click the Cancel button to end the Installation. After that, the installation will proceed as shown below, click close. 108M Wireless Adapter User Guide Figure 4-3 Figure 4-4...
  • Page 32 TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 108M Wireless Adapter User Guide Figure 4-5 The screen below will appear if the connection is successful. Figure 4-6...
  • Page 33: Appendix A: Specifications

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G Appendix A: Specifications TL-WN610G: 32-bit CardBus Interface TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G: 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). Transmission...
  • Page 34: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 108M Wireless Adapter User Guide Appendix B: Glossary 108M Super GTM WLAN Transmission Technology - 108M Super GTM WLAN Transmission Technology employs multiple performance-enhancing techniques including packet bursting, fast frames, data compression, and dynamic turbo mode that combine to improve the throughput and range of wireless networking products.
  • Page 35 TL-WN610G/TL-WN650G/TL-WN651G 108M Wireless Adapter User Guide by most narrowband receivers. However, to an intended receiver (i.e. another wireless LAN endpoint), the DSSS signal is recognized as the only valid signal, and interference is inherently rejected (ignored). FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) - FHSS continuously changes (hops) the carrier frequency of a conventional carrier several times per second according to a pseudo-random set of channels.

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