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    D-Link Air DWL-510 ® 2.4 GHz Wireless PCI Adapter Manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ... 3 Introduction ... 4 Wireless Basics ... 7 Getting Started... 10 Using the Configuration Utility ... 13 Troubleshooting ... 20 Networking Basics ... 24 Technical Specifications... 52 9. Contacting Technical Support... 54 10. Warranty and Registration... 55...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: D-Link Air DWL-510 2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter Manual, QIG, and Drivers on CD Printed Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements: A PC computer with an available 32-bit PCI slot...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Cardbus Adapters, the DI-614+ Wireless Router, DWL-900AP+ Wireless Access Point and the DWL-120 Wireless USB Adapter. The DWL-510 is an ideal way to connect your computer to a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN.) After completing the steps outlined in the Quick...

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    DWL-510 ensures optimal performance in transmitting a wireless signal within the desktop computer. By utilizing a standard PCI 2.2 interface, the DWL-510 ensures a wide range of compatibility with motherboards used by PC manufacturers Provides high-speed wireless connection up to 11Mbps Operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range...

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    LEDs LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-510 has a LED functioning in two ways, Link and Activity: Link - Green LED lights on steady to indicate a proper connection to the network. Activity - Green LED flashes to indicate activity on the network.

  • Page 7: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link Air 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. Strictly adhering to the IEEE 802.11b and other standards, the D-Link wireless products will allow you to access the data you want, when and where you want it.

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    The DWL-510 is compatible with the D-Link Air and AirPlus 802.11b family of products which include: 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus used with laptop computers (DWL-650)

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    Wireless Basics 3. Building Materials make a difference - a solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position wireless devices, and computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes through drywall or open doorways and not other materials. 4.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Networking Basics- learn how to check and assign your IP Address; share printers and files. Using the Configuration Utility- learn the settings for the DWL-510, using the Configuration Program Utility. Troubleshooting – learn how to check for common installation issues and other tips for troubleshooting.

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    Getting Started Setting Up an Infrastructure Network Please remember that D-Link Air wireless devices are pre-configured to connect together, right out of the box, with their default settings. For a typical wireless setup at home (as shown above), please do the...

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    Getting Started Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Install a network adapter into one computer. In the example above, the DWL-510 Wireless PCI Adapter in the desktop computer is installed. See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product for installation instructions Install the DWL-650 into a laptop computer.

  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Utility

    Air / AirPlus products such as the DI-614+ (a wireless router), and the DWL-650 (a wireless Cardbus adapter), right out of the box. Before you use the configuration utility for the DWL-510, you must install the drivers and the configuration utility by inserting the CD-ROM that came with the DWL-510.

  • Page 14: Configuration Utility

    6 and selection is automatically determined by the DWL-510. Signal Strength: Displays the Signal Strength represents the wireless signal between the access point and the DWL-510. The percentage coincides with the graphical bar. Packet Count: Displays the statistics of data transmitted and received.

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    Infrastructure- connecting the WLAN using an Access Point. (The default setting.) Ad-Hoc- wireless mode used when connecting directly to a computer equipped with a wireless adapter such as the D-Link Air DWL-650 Wireless Cardbus adapter in a peer-to-peer environment. Data Encryption- Enable Encryption by choosing the enable on the box. The DWL- 510 has Encryption disabled as the default setting.

  • Page 16: Assigning A Static Ip Address

    Configuration Utility IP Setting Assigning a Static IP Address Select Use the following IP address In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of 192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are between 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.254.

  • Page 17: Site Survey

    Configuration Utility Site Survey Available Network 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. Refresh- Click Refresh to get the most current network information Configure- Click to configure the settings of the network.

  • Page 18: Authentication Mode

    Configuration Utility Site Survey > Add SSID (Service Set Identifier)- Enter an SSID name (up to 32 characters in length) The SSID is a unique name that identifies a network. All the devices in a network must share the same SSID name in order to communicate.

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    Configuration Utility About The ABOUT screen gives you information about the MAC Address, Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-510.

  • Page 20: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-510 Wireless Adapter. following descriptions if you are having problems. illustrated in Windows XP. If you have another operating system, these solutions will still apply although the appearance on your computer screen may differ.) 1.

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    Right-click on D-Link DWL-510 Wireless PCI Adapter Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link Air DWL-510 Wireless PCI Adapter Look under Device D-Link Air DWL-650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Status to check that the D-Link Air DWL-510 Wireless Adapter device is working properly.

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    SSID on the Access Point or wireless router. 3. The DWL-510 Link lights are not on. Check to see if the DWL-510 PCI adapter is firmly inserted into a PC PCI slot. 4. The computer does not recognize the DWL-510 Wireless Adapter.

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    In Infrastructure mode, make sure the same Service Set Identifier (SSID) is specified on the settings for the wireless clients and access points. The SSID factory default setting for the D-Link Air products is default. (Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar. The Link Info screen will display the SSID setting.)

  • Page 24: 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.

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    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP 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.

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    Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name. Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.

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    Networking Basics In the window below, select the best option. 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: Format the disk if you wish, and click Next.

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard copies the files. 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.

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    Networking Basics Please read the information on this screen, and 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 31: Naming Your Computer

    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.

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    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/2000 Go to Start >...

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    Type ipconfig /all at the prompt. All the configuration settings are displayed as shown below. D-Link Air DWL-650 Wireless Cardbus Adap Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address, shown below. (Windows 98SE/Me users: go to Start > Run. Type Command. Type winipcfg at the prompt.

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. Gateway/Router you will not need to assign Static IP Addresses. If you are not using a DHCP capable Gateway/Router, or you need to assign a Static IP Address, please follow these instructions: Go to Start Double-click on...

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Right-click on Local Area Connections. Click Properties Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click Properties D-Link Air DWL-510 Wireless Adapter...

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Select Use the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of 192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are between 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.254.

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    Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging For Windows XP and 2000: Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.

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    Networking Basics Adding and Sharing Printers in Windows XP After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers in your network (please see the Network Setup Wizard section at the beginning of Networking Basics) you can use the Add Printer Wizard to add or share a printer on your network.

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer Click on Add a printer Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer Select Local printer attached to this computer (Deselect Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer if it has been selected.) Click Next Select Use the following port: From the pull-down menu select the correct port for your printer (Most computers use the LPT1: port, as shown in the...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer At this screen, you can change the name of the printer (optional.) Click Next Select Yes, to print a test page. A successful printing will confirm that you have chosen the correct driver. Click Next This screen gives you information about your printer.

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer When the test page has printed, Click OK Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right. You have successfully added a local printer.

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    Networking Basics 2. Sharing a network printer After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network, you can run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers on your network. Please follow these directions to use the Add Printer Wizard to share the printer on your network: Go to Start>...

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    Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Select Network Printer Click Next Select Browse for a printer Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Sharing a network printer Select the printer you would like to share. Click Next Click Finish To check for proper installation: Go to Start> Printers and Faxes...

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    Networking Basics Sharing a network printer The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation. You have completed adding the printer. To share this printer on your network: Remember the printer name Run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers on your network.

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    Networking Basics 3. Sharing an LPR printer To share an LPR printer (using a print server) you will need a Print Server such as the DP-101P+. Please make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network. To share an LPR printer, please follow these directions: Go to Start>...

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    Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer Select Create a new port From the pull-down menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port, as shown. Click Next Please read the instructions on this screen. Click Next Enter the Printer IP Address and the Port Name, as shown.

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    Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer In this screen, select Custom. Click Settings Enter the Port Name and the Printer Name or IP Address. Select LPR Enter a Queue Name. If there is more than one port on the print server, you must name the Queue.

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    Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer This screen will show you information about your printer. Click Finish Select the printer you are adding from the list of Printers. Insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer. Click Have Disk If the printer driver is already installed, Select Keep existing...

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    Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional. Please remember the name of your printer. You will need this information when you use the Add Printer Wizard on the other computers network.

  • Page 52: Technical Specifications

    Networking Basics Other Tasks For help with other tasks in home or small office networking, see Using the Shared Documents folder and Sharing files and folders in the Help and Support Center in Microsoft Windows XP. Technical Specifications Standards: IEEE 802.11b WiFi Certified Adapter Type: 32-bit PCI slot...

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    Diagnostic LED: Link – solid green light indicates a connection to the network Activity – green light indicates Activity on the network Power Specifications: Operating Voltage: 3.3V and 5V Network Architecture: Supports Ad-Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer without Access Point) or Infrastructure Mode (Communications to wired networks via Access Points with Roaming) Antenna: Dipole with detachable reverse SMA connector...

  • Page 54: Contacting Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.

  • Page 55: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.

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    Discovery Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. D-Link will not be held responsible for any packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link, with shipping charges prepaid. Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by the customer and upon request.

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    Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or owners. Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this Product 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 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as...

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