D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 Manual

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  • Page 1 D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 802.11g (2.4GHz) Wireless Cardbus Adapter Manual Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ...3 Introduction...4 Wireless Basics ...5 Installation Considerations ...7 Getting Started ...8 Using the Configuration Utility ... 11 Networking Basics ...18 Troubleshooting ...31 Technical Specifications ...36 Contacting Technical Support ...38 Warranty and Registration ...39...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 802.11g (2.4GHz) Wireless Cardbus 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

    The 802.11g standard is backwards compatible with 802.11b products. Features Faster Wireless Networking With the DWL-G630 in your laptop PC, you will have the flexibility of wireless net- working speeds that save you time and money. Compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g Devices 802.11b and 802.11g standards, the DWL-G630 can connect with existing 802.11b-...
  • Page 5: Wireless Basics

    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 6 G630 will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and range possible. The DWL-G630 is backwards compatible with 802.11b devices. This means that if you have an existing 802.11b network, the devices in that network will be compatible with...
  • Page 7: Installation Considerations

    Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-G630 and other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce your DWL-G630’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is minimized.
  • Page 8: Getting Started

    An Infrastructure network contains an access point or a wireless router. The Infrastructure Network example shown on the following page contains the following D-Link network devices (your existing network may be comprised of other devices): A wireless router - D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624...
  • Page 9 PCI slot on your desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter). Install the D-Link DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter into a laptop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-G630). If you wish, you may connect a computer that is equipped with an Ethernet net- work adapter (such as a DFE-530TX+) to the router also.
  • Page 10 Getting Started (continued) Setting up a Wireless Ad-Hoc Network DWL-G630 Install the D-Link DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter into one laptop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product for installation instructions.) Install another DWL-G630 into a 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-G630 (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...
  • Page 12: Link Info

    The channel selection is automatically determined by the DWL-G630. Link Quality / Signal Strength: connection to the access point. The signal strength represents the wireless signal between the access point and the DWL-G630. The percentage coincides with the graphical bar. Data Rate: Displays the statistics of data transmitted and received.
  • Page 13 - Wireless mode used when connecting directly to a computer equipped with a wireless adapter in a Peer-to-Peer environment. Channel: The channel selection is automatically determined by the DWL-G630. In Ad- Hoc mode, the channel must be manually set to the same channel for each wireless adapter.
  • Page 14 Configuration Utility (continued) Encryption D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter Data Encryption – Enable WEP encryption by clicking on the box. Auth. mode – Choose one of the following Authorization modes: Open Authentication –Communicates the key across the network.
  • Page 15: Site Survey

    Configuration Utility (continued) 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. Profile 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.
  • Page 16 Configuration Utility (continued) Site Survey > Add, Connect or Properties 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 17 Configuration Utility (continued) About The About screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-G630.
  • Page 18: 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.
  • Page 19 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.
  • Page 20 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.
  • Page 21 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.
  • Page 22 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.
  • Page 23 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. To continue, click Next.
  • Page 24 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 25: 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 and click. Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.
  • Page 26: 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 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:...
  • Page 27 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: DHCP-capable routers will automatically assign IP addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology.
  • Page 28 Networking Basics (continued) Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Double-click on Network Connections. Right-click on Local Area Connections. Double-click on Properties.
  • Page 29 LAN IP address of 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-650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter...
  • Page 30 Networking Basics (continued) Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP/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 31: Troubleshooting

    This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-G630. 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 screens on your computer will look similar to the following examples.)
  • Page 32 Look under Device status to check that the device is working properly. Click OK. D-Link DWL-G630 Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630 D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630) 802.11g/2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter...
  • Page 33 Disable all security settings. (WEP, MAC address control, AES). Make sure that the access point/router is not set to a different frequency. Turn off your access point and the computer with the DWL-G630. Turn on the access point, and then turn on the computer with the DWL-G630.
  • Page 34 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 most D-Link products is default. (Double- click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar. The Link Info screen will display the SSID setting.)
  • Page 35 If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys are entered on both the DWL-G630 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 36: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11 IEEE 802.11b Diagnostic LED Power/Status Link Temperature Operating: 0ºC to 55ºC (32ºF to 131ºF) Storage: -20ºC to 65ºC (-4ºF to 149ºF) Humidity: 5%-95% maximum, non-condensing Antenna Type: Built-in diversity patch antenna, 2dBi gain (max.) Bus Type: 32-bit Cardbus Security:...
  • Page 37 Technical Specifications (continued) Data Modulation Type: DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK and OFDM (BPSK/QPSK/16-QAM/64-QAM) Power: 3.3 Volt ± 5% Power Consumption: 802.11g: TX 550mA, RX 330mA, Standby 300mA 802.11b: TX 580mA, RX 350mA, Standby 300mA Channels: 1-11 channels (North America) Regulation Compliant: Wireless: Wi-Fi US: FCC part 15 class B, Sec.
  • Page 38: Contacting Technical Support

    Technical Specifications (continued) Data Rates: With Automatic Fallback 54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps; 12Mbps; 11Mbps; 9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps Frequency Range: 2.4GHz to 2.462GHz Range:* Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters) Modulation Technology: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Transmitter Output Power: ±...
  • Page 39: 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 40: 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.
  • Page 41 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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