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TL-WN851N
Wireless N PCI Adapter
2.4GHz Draft 11n/g/b
Rev: 1.0.1
1910010039

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  • Page 1 TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter 2.4GHz Draft 11n/g/b Rev: 1.0.1 1910010039...
  • 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 pro-vide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not in-stalled and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4 National Restrictions 2400.0-2483.5 MHz Country Restriction Bulgaria Outdoor use limited to 10 mW France e.i.r.p. 2454-2483.5 MHz Italy Luxembourg None Norway Implemented Russian Federation Note: It not used outdoors in France. Reason/remark General authorization required for outdoor use and public service Military Radiolocation use.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Package Contents ... 1 Chapter 1 Introduction ... 2 1.1 Overview of the Product ... 2 1.2 Features ... 2 1.3 LED Status ... 3 Chapter 2 Installation Guide... 4 2.1 Hardware Installation ... 4 2.2 Software Installation... 4 2.2.1 Overview ...
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items are damaged or missing, please contact with your distributor. Conventions: The ‘Adapter’ mentioned in this user guide stands for TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter without any explanations.
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Introduction

    TP-LINK Wireless N Client Utility helps you create a wireless connection immediately. With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security protection, the TL-WN851N is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your notebook computer.
  • Page 8: Led Status

    Activity Green Status Green Intermittently Activity Green Status Green Flashing Activity Green TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Working Status The adapter is trying to scan a networking connection. The adapter is already connected but is not transmitting or receiving data.
  • Page 9: Chapter 2 Installation Guide

    Then double-click Setup.exe in the proper folder according to your operating system to start the installation. After that, Figure 2-1 will appear. You can click Cancel to end the installation in the screen above. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter...
  • Page 10 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 (shown in Figure 2-3). Click Next to continue. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 2-1...
  • Page 11 After that, select the program folder, you should create a new folder name or select one from the Existing Folders list. It is recommended that you keep the default setting. Click Next to continue the installation. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 2-3...
  • Page 12 Choose configuration tool, if you are not sure, please leave it default. Then click Next to continue. Click OK to continue the Installation on the screen below. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 2-5 Figure 2-6...
  • Page 13 For Windows XP, the Setup Wizard will notify you of how to proceed with the installation during these steps (shown in Figure are able to work with the operating system. Click Continue Anyway to continue the Installation. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 2-7 Figure 2-8 2-9).
  • Page 14 In Windows 2000, the warning screen is shown below (Figure 2-10), and please select Yes to continue installation. After all the steps above, you will see the screen below, click Finish to complete the installation. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 2-9 Figure 2-10...
  • Page 15 TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 2-11...
  • Page 16: Chapter 3 Configuration

    Chapter 3 Configuration TP-LINK TL-WN851N can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless N Client Utility (11NWCU). This chapter describes how to configure your Adapter for wireless connectivity on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.
  • Page 17 Server Based Authentication - This shows whether the server based authentication is used. Signal Strength - This shows the strength of the signal. Click Advanced on the screen above, you can see advanced information about the program and its operations. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-1...
  • Page 18: Profile Management

    Client Name - Please enter the Profile name which identifies the client machine. Network Names (SSIDs) - Please enter the IEEE 802.11 wireless network name. This field has a maximum limit of 32 characters. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-2...
  • Page 19 TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-3 Edit the Security tab Select the Security tab in the screen above, and then you can edit the fields to configure the profile. To define the security mode, select the radio button of the desired security mode as...
  • Page 20 To complete WEP encryption configuration, you must select the 802.11 Authentication Mode as appropriate on the Advanced tab of this Profile Management dialog. To configure the Encryption Keys under the Pre-Shared keys (Static WEP) Security mode: TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-4...
  • Page 21 TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-5 Note: Select different Security Options, the configurations are different; you can select the appropriate security option and configure the exact key as your need. Edit the Advanced tab This screen below allows you to make advanced configuration for the profile.
  • Page 22 Infrastructure - All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. • Ad-Hoc - Directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to-peer communication, using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more TL-WN851N wireless adapters. Note: An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router.
  • Page 23: Remove A Profile

    Go to the Profile Management tab (shown in Figure 3-2). Select the profile name in the Profiles List. Click Remove. Note: The profile being used can’t be removed. 3.2.3 Switch another Profile Go to the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2). TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-7...
  • Page 24: Export A Profile

    From the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), click Import…. Then the Import Profile will appear below. Browse to the directory where the profile is located. Highlight the profile name. Click Open, the imported profile will then appear in the Profiles List. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-8 Figure 3-9...
  • Page 25: Scan Available Networks

    On the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), click Order Profiles…. The Auto Profiles Selection management window will appear (shown in Figure 3-11) with a list of all created profiles in the Available Profiles. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-10...
  • Page 26: Diagnostics

    The Diagnostics tab does not require any configuration. The Diagnostics tab lists the following receiving and transmitting diagnostics for frames received or transmitted by the wireless network adapter: Multicast frames transmitted and received Broadcast frames transmitted and received TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-11...
  • Page 27: Check Driver Information

    Check Receive and Transmit Statistical Information The Advanced Statistics show receiving and transmitting statistical information about the following receiving and transmitting diagnostics for frames received by or transmitted to the wireless network adapter. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-12...
  • Page 28: Configuration For Windows Vista

    Icon connection. To establish a connection, please follow the steps below. Right-click the icon in your system tray, then click Connect to a network. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-13 Figure 3-14 means there is no...
  • Page 29 The following screen will show you available wireless networks. Highlight the one you want to join, and then click Connect. To continue, click Connect Anyway. Click the Cancel button to end the connection. TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-15...
  • Page 30 TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-17 If the connection is successful established, the following screen will appear, click close to finish the connection. Figure 3-18...
  • Page 31: Appendix A: Specifications

    2.4 ~ 2.4835GHz Spread Spectrum Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) Safety & Emissions FCC, CE Environmental and Physical Operating Temp. 0℃~40℃ (32 ~104 Storage Temp. -40℃~ 70 Humidity 10% ~ 95% RH, Non-condensing TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter ℉ ℉) ℃ -40℉~158℉)
  • Page 32: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter Appendix B: Glossary 802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless product networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.
  • Page 33 TL-WN851N Wireless N PCI Adapter developed by the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-critical communications systems. It is designed to trade off bandwidth efficiency for reliability, integrity, and security. In other words, more bandwidth is consumed than in the case of narrowband transmission, but the trade off produces a signal that is, in effect, louder and thus easier to detect, provided that the receiver knows the parameters of the spread-spectrum signal being broadcast.

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