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D-Link AirPlus X
G+
TREME
DWL-G520+
High-speed 2.4GHz
Wireless PCI Adapter
Manual
Building Networks for People

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    D-Link AirPlus X TREME DWL-G520+ High-speed 2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ...3 Introduction...4 Wireless Basics ...6 Getting Started ...10 Using the Configuration Utility ...13 Networking Basics ...20 Troubleshooting ...33 Technical Specifications ...38 Contacting Technical Support ...40 Warranty and Registration ...41...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G520+ 2.4 GHz - 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter Manual, Warranty and Drivers on CD Printed Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements for Configuration:...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Unlike most network cards, the DWL-G520+ provides data transfers at up to 8X (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ products. The 802.11g standard is backwards compatible with 802.11b products.This means that you...

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    Utilizes OFDM technology (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) User-friendly configuration and diagnostic utilities Operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range LEDS stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-G520+ has the following LEDs: Activity Link * Available Q4 2003 as a free download...

  • 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.

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    The DWL-G520+ is compatible with the following wireless products: D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers...

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    802.11b network, the devices in that network will be compatible with 802.11g devices at speeds up to 11Mbps in the 2.4GHz range. Also based on the IEEE 802.11b standard, the DWL-G520+ is interoperable with existing compatible 2.4GHz wireless technology with data transfer speeds of up to 11Mbps.

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    Wireless Basics (continued) Installation Considerations The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G520+ 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 10: Getting Started

    Ad-Hoc – directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to- peer communication, using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more DWL-G520+ wireless network PCI adapters. On the following pages we will show you an example of an Infrastructure Network and an Ad-Hoc Network.

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    Connect the Cable or DSL modem to your broadband router (see the Quick Installation Guide included with your router.) If you are connecting a desktop computer to your network, install the D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G520+ wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on your desktop computer.

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    Getting Started Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Install the D-Link DWL-G520+ Wireless Network adapter into one desktop computer. product for installation instructions. Install another DWL-G650+ into a laptop computer. Installation Guide included with the product Set the wireless configuration for the adapters to Ad-Hoc mode, set the adapters to the same channel, and assign an IP Address to each computer on the Ad-Hoc network.

  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Utility

    DWL-G520+, D-Link has included a configuration utility for this purpose. How- ever, in Windows XP, you will instead use zero configuration utility. Before you use the configuration utility for the DWL-G520+, you must install the drivers and the configuration utility from the CD-ROM that came with the DWL- G520+.

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    The factory SSID setting is set to default. TxRate: The default setting is Auto; TxRate settings are automatically determined by the DWL-G520+ depending on the distance from the access point at this default setting. Channel: Displays the channel information. By default, the channel is set to 6 and selection is automatically determined by the DWL-G520+.

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    Ad-Hoc – wireless mode used when connecting directly to a computer equipped with a wireless adapter in a peer-to-peer environment. Channel – The default channel setting is channel 6. However, the DWL-G520+ will automatically select the channel to match the channel setting for the selected Access Point.

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    Configuration Utility Encryption Data Encryption – enable Encryption by clicking on the box. Encryption is disabled as the default setting. Authorization mode – choose one of the following modes: Open Authentication – communicates the key across the network Shared Authentication – allows communication only with other devices with identical WEP settings Auto –...

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    Configuration Utility Site Survey 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. Profiles In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have created for the wireless network at home, at the office and in public places.

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    Configuration Utility Add New Profile 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.

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    Configuration Utility About The ABOUT screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-G520+.

  • Page 20: 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 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. Click Next...

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    Networking Basics 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 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 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. Click Next...

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    Networking Basics 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. To continue click Next.

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    Networking Basics 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.

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    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.

  • Page 28: Checking The Ip Address In Windows Xp

    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 The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Ad- dress range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP Address Range.) To check on the IP Address of the adapter, please do the following:...

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    Networking Basics 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: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad- dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.

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

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    LAN IP address of 192.168.0.1) Click OK You have completed the assignment of a Static IP Address. (You do not need to assign a Static IP Address if you have a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router.) D-Link AirPlus XtremeG+ DWL-G520+ Wireless PCI Adapter...

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    Networking Basics 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 33: Troubleshooting

    This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-G520+. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.)

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    Look under Device Status to check that the device is working properly Click OK D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G520+ D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G520+ High-Speed 2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter...

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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-G520+ PCI adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless router. Move the DWL-G520+ and Access Point or Wireless router into the same room and then test the wireless connection.

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    B. Uncheck Hide extension for known file types > click C. Search for previously loaded driver files. Remove these 6. The computer with the DWL-G520+ 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.

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    If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys are entered on both the DWL-G520+ and the access point. Double- click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click Encryption. Check to see that the key selected is set to the same key as other devices on the network.

  • Page 38: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11 IEEE 802.11b Diagnostic LED Power Network Temperature Operating: 0ºC to 55ºC (32ºF to 131ºF) Humidity: 95% maximum, non-condensing Internal Antenna Type: Diversity Bus Type: 32-bit PCI Security: 802.1x WPA* - Wi-Fi Protected Access (64-,128-WEP with TKIP, MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication) Physical Dimensions: L = 5.24 inches (133mm)

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    Technical Specifications Data Rates: With Automatic Fallback 54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps; 12Mbps; 11Mbps; 9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps Media Access Control: CSMA/CA with ACK Frequency Range: 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz Range: Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters) Outdoors: Up to 1,312 feet (400 meters) Power Consumption: PowerSave mode = 28mA Standby mode = 4.66mA...

  • Page 40: 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 41: 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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    Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by the customer and upon request. 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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    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.

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