D-Link DWL-G122 Manual

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D-Link AirPlus G
TM
DWL-G122
802.11g (2.4GHz)
Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
Manual
Building Networks for People

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    D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 802.11g (2.4GHz) Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ...3 Introduction...4 Features and Benefits ...5 Wireless Basics ...6 Installation Considerations ...7 Getting Started ...8 Using the Configuration Utility ... 11 Networking Basics ...22 Troubleshooting ...35 Technical Specifications ...38 Contacting Technical Support ...40 Warranty ..41...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements: A computer or laptop with an available USB port Windows XP/2000 At least 64MB of memory and a 500MHz processor Properly installed and working USB Controller G DWL-G122...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    The DWL-G122 is Wi-Fi compliant, meaning that it can connect and interoperate with other 802.11b or 802.11g Wi-Fi-compliant wireless routers, access points and adapters. The DWL-G122 connects to any available USB port on a laptop or desktop Windows -based computer and also includes a USB cradle. With...

  • Page 5: Features And Benefits

    Protected Access) providing you a much higher level of security for your data and communication than has previously been available. Optimal wireless reception using its cradle (included). Position the DWL-G122 almost anywhere in your workspace to achieve the best reception possible. Supports Infrastructure networks via an access point and...

  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link 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. D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.

  • Page 7: Installation Considerations

    Wireless Basics (continued) Installation Considerations The DWL-G122 lets you access your network using a wireless connection from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.

  • Page 8: Getting Started

    Getting Started With its default settings, the DWL-G122 will connect with other D-Link AirPlus G products, right out of the box. There are basically two modes of networking: Infrastructure – using an access point or router, such as the DI-624.

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    Connect the cable or DSL modem to your broadband router. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with your router.) Install the D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB adapter into an available USB port on your desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-G122.) Install the D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 wireless USB adapter into an available USB port on your laptop computer.

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    Getting Started (continued) Setting up a Wireless Ad-Hoc Network Install the D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB adapter into the desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product.) Install the D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB adapter into the laptop computer.

  • Page 11: Using The Configuration Utility

    The utility provides the user an easy interface to change any settings related to the wireless adapter. After you have completed the installation of the DWL-G122 (refer to the Quick Installation Guide that came with your purchase) whenever you start the computer, the Configuration Utility starts automatically and the system tray icon is loaded in the toolbar (see illustration below.*) Clicking on the utility icon will start the Configuration Utility.

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    The default setting is Auto. The channel selection is automatically determined by the DWL-G122. Signal Quality: Displays the signal strength and the link quality of the DWL-G122’s wireless connection to the access point or router. Packet Count: Displays the statistics of the data packets that are transmitted and received.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Configuration SSID: Service Set Identifier is a name that identifies a wireless network. Access points and wireless devices attempting to connect to a specific WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) must use the same SSID. The default setting is default. Wireless Mode: Click on the pull-down menu;...

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Authentication: Choose one of the following modes: Open Authentication – the DWL-G122 is visible to all devices on the network. Shared Authentication – allows communication only with other devices with identical WEP settings. Auto – will automatically adjust to the Authentication mode of the wireless access point or router.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Ad-Hoc Channel: All devices in the Ad-Hoc network must be set to the same channel. Profile IP Settings: Enable Disable the IP Settings portion of your profile here. If you select Disable you will need to configure the IP address information each time you connect to a network.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Available Network: 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. Profile: In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have cre- ated for the wireless network at home, at the office and in public places.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Site Survey > Add In this window you can select the type of network connection. Click OK to save the changes. If you clicked on Add, you can configure, in this window, all the properties of a profile that you wish to add to the network.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Authentication > WPA Select the available network to which you want to connect. Click Configure. Select WPA in the Authentication field. Click Authentication Config. After you click Authentication Config, the Advanced Security Settings screen will appear. Please see the following page.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Authentication > WPA > Advanced Security Settings Select the EAP type here. Leave the User Certificate field blank. Click Validate Server if your authentication server requires it. Enter the User Name. Click Add and the window below will appear.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Authentication > WPA-PSK Select the available network to which you want to connect. Click Configure. WPA-PSK does not require a RADIUS Server in the network. Select WPA-PSK in the Authentication field. Click Authentication Config.

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    Using the Configuration Utility (continued) Authentication > WPA-PSK (continued) Enter the WPA Passphrase. Click OK. The configuration is done. About screen gives you the MAC address, Utility Version and the Driver Version of the DWL-G122. Advanced Security Settings About...

  • Page 22: 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/98SE.

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    Networking Basics (continued) 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 router, select the second option as shown. Click Next.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.) 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 (continued) Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes.

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    Networking Basics (continued) In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. 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.

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    Networking Basics (continued) 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 (continued) Please read the information on this screen, 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 29: Naming Your Computer

    Networking Basics (continued) Naming Your Computer To name your computer in Windows XP, please follow these directions: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen). Right-click on My Computer. Select Properties. Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.

  • Page 30: Checking The Ip Address In Windows Xp

    Networking Basics (continued) 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 All wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP address range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP address range.) To check on the IP address of an adapter, please do the...

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    Networking Basics (continued) Checking the IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support tab. Click Close. Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Many broadband routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-click on Network Connections. Right-click on Local Area Connections. Click on Properties.

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    Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click Properties. Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP addresses 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...

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    Networking Basics (continued) Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the wireless router or access point.

  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    1. How do I check to see that the drivers for the DWL-G122 are installed properly? Go to Start > My Computer >...

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    Network Adapters. Right-click on D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter. D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter...

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    RF noise, like microwaves, monitors, electric motors, etc. 4. Why can’t I get a wireless connection? If you have enabled encryption on the DWL-G122, you must also enable encryption on all wireless devices in the network in order to establish a wireless connection.

  • Page 38: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standard USB 2.0 IEEE 802.11g Bus Type USB 2.0 Temperature Operating: 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF) Storing: -20ºC to 75ºC (4ºF to 167ºF) Humidity: 80% maximum, non-condensing Antenna Type: Omni-directional Modulation Technology: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Complimentary Code Keying (CCK) Security: 64-, 128-bit WEP...

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    H = 0.2 inches Weight: 0.021 lb. (4.4g) Certifications: FCC part 15b Warranty: 3 years D-Link AirPlus G products can transfer data up to 5 times faster than standard 802.11b networks. They are also interoperable with 802.11b compliant wireless devices.

  • Page 40: Technical Support

    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 41: Warranty

    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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    Canada) 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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    LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.

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