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D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+
Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless PCI Adapter
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Building Networks for People

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    D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless PCI Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Package Contents ... 3 Introduction... 4 Wireless Basics ... 6 Getting Started ... 9 Using the Configuration Utility ... 12 Troubleshooting... 19 Networking Basics... 23 Technical Specifications ... 51 Contacting Technical Support... 53 10. Limited Warranty and Registration ... 54...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    • D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter • Manual, QIG, and Driver on CD • Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. • A computer with an available 32-bit PCI slot •...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    802.11b high-performance, wireless adapter that supports high-speed wireless networking at home, at work or in public places. Unlike most 802.11b network cards, the DWL-520+ provides speeds of up to 22 Mbps (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus products such as the DWL-520+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter.

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    • Quick and Easy installation into desktop PCs LEDs LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-520+ has one LED: Power/Activity - Green LED lights on steady to indicate a proper connection to a power source and blinks to indicate activity.

  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link AirPlus wireless family of products will allow you to access the data you want, when and where you want it. No longer will you be limited to one location or forced to run new wiring through your home or office.

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    MPEG format over your network without noticeable delays. The technology works by using multiple frequencies in the 2.4GHz range at speeds up to 22Mbps. D-Link AirPlus products will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and...

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    1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the wireless Access Point and your receiving device (i.e., the DWL-520+) to a minimum - Each wall or ceiling can reduce your D-Link AirPlus Wireless product’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.)

  • Page 9: Getting Started

    LANs. Getting Started Right out of the box, with its default settings, the DWL-520+ will automatically connect with other D-Link Air or AirPlus products. For the price of a single IP Address from your Broadband Internet Service...

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    If you are using the 802.1x protocol in your network, your setup may be different than that pictured above. Please refer to the manual that came with your D-Link 802.1x compatible router or access point for further tips on setting up a more secure network.

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    Getting Started Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Fig. 4.2 Install the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless Network adapter into the desktop computer. with the product for installation instructions Install a wireless network adapter into the laptop computer. In the example above the DWL-650+ is installed into a laptop computer.

  • Page 12: Using The Configuration Utility

    If you want to alter the default settings or optimize the performance of the DWL-520+, D-Link has included a configuration utility to do so. Note: Out of the box, with its default settings, the DWL-520+ will associate with D-Link AirPlus wireless routers and access points (e.g., DI-614+, DWL-900AP+.)

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    Channel: Displays the channel information. By default, the channel is set to 6 and selection is automatically determined by the DWL-520+. Link Quality / Signal Strength: Displays the Link Quality for the DWL-520+ wireless connection to the access point. The Signal Strength represents the wireless signal between the access point and the DWL-520+.

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    DWL-900AP+. (The default setting.) Ad-Hoc – wireless mode used when connecting directly to a computer equipped with a wireless adapter such as the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI adapter in a peer-to-peer environment. Channel – The default channel setting is channel 6. However, the DWL- 520+ will automatically select the channel to match the channel setting for the selected Access Point.

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    Configuration Utility (continued) Encryption D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility Fig. 5.5 Please note that all devices must share the same Encryption settings to communicate on the network. Data Encryption – enable Encryption by clicking on the box. The DWL- 520+ has Encryption disabled as the default setting.

  • Page 16: Site Survey

    Configuration Utility (continued) Site Survey D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility Fig. 5.6 Available Networks The top section of 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.

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    Configuration Utility (continued) Properties Current Setting Current Setting/Default Setting default Fig. 5.7 In this window you can configure all the properties of a profile in order to connect with a network of your choice. After you have entered your changes in this window, click OK to save the changes.

  • Page 18: Pci Card

    Configuration Utility (continued) About D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility PCI Card Fig. 5.8 The ABOUT screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-520+.

  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-520+ Wireless Adapter. Read the 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.)

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    • Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly. • Click OK D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Fig. 6.3 D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Fig. 6.4...

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    Troubleshooting 2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router. • Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-520+ PCI adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless router. • Move the DWL-650+ and the Access Point or the Wireless Router into the same room and then test the wireless connection.

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    Windows XP and Windows 2000 will rename .inf files that have not received WHQL certification into oem.inf files (e.g., oem1.inf.) 6. The computer with the DWL-520+ installed is unable to connect to the wireless network and/or the Internet. • Check that the LED indicators for the broadband modem are indicating normal activity.

  • Page 23: Networking Basics

    7. How can I troubleshoot distance issues using the DWL-520+. • Move the DWL-520+ and the Access Point or Wireless Router into the same room and then test the wireless connection. • Change the channel of the Access Point.

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    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Please follow all the instructions in this window: Fig. 7.2 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. Fig. 7.4 Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Fig. 7.5 Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard applies the changes. Fig. 7.6 When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes. Fig. 7.7...

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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. Fig. 7.8 Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A: Fig.

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard copies the files. Fig. 7.10 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, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. Fig. 7.12 The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. Fig. 7.13 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 30: 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 /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address, shown below. Fig. 7.20 (Windows 98/ME users: go to Start > Run. Type Command. Type winipcfg at the prompt. Click Release and Renew to obtain a new IP Address.) Fig. 7.18 D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI car...

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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: •...

  • Page 34: Assigning A Static Ip Address

    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Click Properties • Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) • Click Properties Fig. 7.23 D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Fig. 7.24...

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    IP Address: e.g.,192.168.0.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: Enter the LAN IP address of the Wireless Router. (D-Link wireless routers have a LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1) • Select Use the following DNS server address. Enter the LAN IP address of the Wireless Router.

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    Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging For Windows XP and 2000: Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to Fig. 8.35 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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    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 (A printer connected directly to a computer) A printer that is not shared on the network and is connected directly to one computer is called a local printer. If you do not need to share your printer on a network, follow these directions to add the printer to one computer.

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer • Click Next • 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: •...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer • Select and highlight the correct driver for your printer. • Click Next (If the correct driver is not displayed, insert the CD or floppy disk that came with your printer and click Have Disk.) •...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Fig. 7.36 Click Finish When the test page has printed, Fig. 7.37 Click OK...

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    Networking Basics Adding a local printer • 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. Setting up 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.

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    Networking Basics Setting up a network printer • Click on Add a Printer • Click Next • Select Network Printer • Click Next Fig. 7.40 Fig. 7.41 Fig. 7.42...

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    Networking Basics Setting up a network printer • Select Browse for a printer • Click Next • Select the printer you would like to share. • Click Next • Click Finish Fig. 7.43 Fig. 7.44 Fig. 7.45...

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    Networking Basics Setting up a network printer To check for proper installation: • Go to Start> Printers and Faxes The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation. You have completed adding the printer. To share this printer on your network: •...

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    Networking Basics Setting up 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: •...

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    Networking Basics Setting up 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 Setting up 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...

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    Networking Basics Setting up 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.

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    Networking Basics Setting up 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 51: 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 802.11 •...

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    Modulation Techniques: • Barker (2 Mbps/3db) • CCK (5.5 Mbps/5.5db) • PBCC (5.5 Mbps/1.5db) • CCK (11 Mbps/8.5db) • PBCC (11 Mbps/4.5db) • PBCC (22 Mbps/8.5db) Modulation Technology: • PBCC – Packet Binary Convolutional Coding • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) •...

  • Page 53: Contacting Technical Support

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

  • Page 54: Limited 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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    D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product...

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    QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT. Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY...

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    (1) The devices are restricted to indoor operations within the 5.15 to 5.25GHz range. (2) For this device to operate in the 5.15 to 5.25GHz range, the devices must use integral antennas. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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