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TL-WDN4800
450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
Rev: 1.1.0
1910010530

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  • Page 1 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Rev: 1.1.0 1910010530...
  • Page 2 Specifications are subject to change without notice. is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications 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 TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • Page 3: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4: Ce Mark Warning

    CE Mark Warning This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. National restrictions This device is intended for home and office use in all EU countries (and other countries following the EU directive 1999/5/EC) without any limitation except for the countries mentioned below: Country Restriction...
  • Page 5: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Model No.: TL-WDN4800 Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Package Contents ....................1 Chapter 1. Introduction ..................2 Overview of the product...................... 2 Features ..........................2 LED Status ......................... 3 Chapter 2. Installation Guide ................4 Hardware Installation......................4 Software Installation ......................4 Chapter 3. Configuration Guide................. 10 For Windows XP.......................
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items are damaged or missing, please contact with your distributor. Conventions The “Adapter” mentioned in this user guide stands for TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter without any explanations.
  • Page 8: Chapter 1. Introduction

    PC. With a faster wireless connection, you can get a better Internet experience, such as downloading, gaming, video streaming and so on. The TL-WDN4800’s auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer rate of up to 450Mbps for maximum throughput. It has good capability on anti-jamming; it can also interoperate with other wireless (802.11a/b/g/n) products.
  • Page 9: Led Status

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter 1.3 LED Status Status Working Status The driver has not been installed. The driver has been installed but there is no data being transmitted Flashing Slowly or received. Flashing Quickly There is data being transmitted or received.
  • Page 10: Chapter 2. Installation Guide

    Windows XP for example. Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and the Figure 2-1 will appear. To continue, select the TL-WDN4800.There will be a menu including: Install Driver&Utility, Install QSS and User Guide.
  • Page 11 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 2-1 Click Install Driver&Utility to load the following screen. Figure 2-2 Soon, Figure 2-3 will display after a moment. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 12 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 2-3 After that, you should choose a Setup type. It is recommended that you select Install Client Utilities and Driver. Select Install Driver Only to install driver only (shown in Figure 2-4).
  • Page 13 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Click Browse to change the destination location for the software, or you can leave it default; then click Next in the screen below (shown in Figure 2-5). Figure 2-5 After that, select the program folder. You should create a new folder name or select one from the Existing Folders list.
  • Page 14 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 2-6 Choose configuration tool, if you are not sure, please leave it default. Then click Next to continue. Figure 2-7 Wait a while for the setup as shown in Figure 2-8.
  • Page 15 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 2-8 After all the steps above, you will see the screen below, click Finish to reboot the system. Figure 2-9...
  • Page 16: Chapter 3. Configuration Guide

    Chapter 3. Configuration Guide 3.1 For Windows XP In Windows XP, TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility (TWCU). This chapter describes how to configure your Adapter for wireless connectivity on your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and use the data security encryption features.
  • Page 17 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 3-1 The following table describes the items found on the Current Status screen. Profile Name - This shows the name of current selected configuration profile. The configuration of Profile name will be described on the General tab of Profile Management.
  • Page 18: Profile Management

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Signal Strength - This shows the strength of the signal. Click Advanced on the screen above, you can see advanced information about the program and its operations. 3.1.2 Profile Management Click the Profile Management tab of the TWCU and the next screen will appear (shown in Figure ).
  • Page 19 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Edit the General tab Profile Name - Please enter the Profile name which identifies the configuration profile. This name must be unique. Note that the profile names are not case-sensitive. Client Name - Please enter a name which identifies the client machine.
  • Page 20 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 3-4 WPA/WPA2: Wi-Fi Protected Access WPA/WPA2 Passphrase: Wi-Fi Protected Access Passphrase 802.1x: Enables 802.1x security. Pre-Shared Key (Static WEP): Enables the use of shared keys that are defined on both the access point and the station.
  • Page 21 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 3-5 Note: Select different Security Options, the configurations are different; you can select the appropriate security option and configure the exact key as your need. Edit the Advanced tab This screen below allows you to make advanced configuration for the profile.
  • Page 22 Infrastructure - All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless router. • Ad-Hoc - Directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to-peer communication, using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two or more TL-WDN4800 wireless adapters. Note: An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router.
  • Page 23 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter operation in an access point network. The Wireless adapter must match the wireless mode of the access point with which it associates. Wireless Mode when Starting an Ad Hoc Network: Specifies 2.4 GHz 54/11 Mbps to start an Ad Hoc network if no matching network name is found after scanning all available modes.
  • Page 24 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Click Remove. Note: The profile being used can’t be removed. 3.1.2.3. Switch another Profile Go to the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2 Select the profile name required in the Profiles List.
  • Page 25 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 3-9 3.1.2.6. Scan Available Networks Click Scan on the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2 ), the Available Infrastructure and Ad Hoc Networks window will appear below. Click Refresh to refresh the list at any time.
  • Page 26 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter 3.1.2.7. Auto Profile Selection Management The auto selection feature allows the adapter to automatically select a profile from the list of profiles and use it to connect to the network. To add a new profile into the Auto Selected Profiles list, please follow these steps.
  • Page 27: Diagnostics

    SSID until an available network is found. 3.1.3 Diagnostics The Diagnostics tab of the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility (TWCU) provides buttons used to retrieve receiving and transmitting statistics. The Diagnostics tab does not require any configuration. The Diagnostics tab lists the following receiving and transmitting diagnostics for frames received...
  • Page 28: For Windows Vista

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Driver Version - The version of the wireless network adapter driver. Driver Date - The creation date of the wireless network adapter driver. Client Name - The name of the client computer.
  • Page 29 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Icon means the connection has been established. Icon means there is no connection. To establish a connection, please follow the steps below. Right-click the icon in your system tray, then click Connect to a network.
  • Page 30: For Windows 7

    Figure 3-18 3.3 For Windows 7 TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility (TWCU) is not available for Windows 7. So after the Adapter's driver has been installed, we have to use Windows WLAN Autoconfig to establish a connection. Please follow the steps below.
  • Page 31 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Click the icon at the bottom of your screen in your system tray and then you will see the available wireless network list. Select the SSID of your Access Point and click Connect.
  • Page 32 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 3-21...
  • Page 33: Chapter 4. Qss Configuration

    QSS function is not supported in Windows 7 OS. First, the QSS software should be installed. Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and the Figure 4-1 will appear. To continue, select the TL-WDN4800.There will be a menu including: Install Driver&Utility, Install QSS and User Guide.
  • Page 34: Pbc (push Button Configuration) Method

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 4-2 Then, please follow the clue of the Operation System to complete the QSS installation. After that, QSS function can be enabled. Here we will introduce two ways to configure the QSS (For the configuration of QSS, here takes the Wireless Router of our company for example).
  • Page 35 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 4-4 Figure 4-5 Secondly, Double click the icon on the desktop to open the QSS Utility and then you can see the welcome screen shown as Figure 4-6. Click Next to continue. Then select Push the button on my access point in the next screen shown in Figure 4-7 and click Next.
  • Page 36: Pin Method

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Figure 4-7 Then wait a minute until Figure 4-8 appears. Click Finish to complete the QSS configuration. Figure 4-8 4.2 PIN method There are two ways to configure the QSS by PIN method: 1) Enter a PIN into your AP device.
  • Page 37: Enter A Pin Into Your Ap Device

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Following are the detailed configuration procedure of each way. 4.2.1 Enter a PIN into your AP device Double click the icon on the desktop to open the QSS Utility and then you can see the welcome screen shown as Figure 4-6 Click Next to continue.
  • Page 38: Enter The Pin From Your Ap Device

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter 4.2.2 Enter the PIN from your AP device Open the QSS Utility and you will see Figure 4-6 . Click Next to continue. Then Figure 4-11will appear. Select the third option and enter the PIN value which is labeled on the bottom of the Router.
  • Page 39: Appendix A: Specifications

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Appendix A: Specifications Normal Interface PCI Express Interface Standards IEEE802.11a; IEEE802.11b; IEEE802.11g; IEEE802.11n Operating System Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 Radio Data Rate 11a: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps 11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps 11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps...
  • Page 40: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Appendix B: Glossary 802.11a - specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using OFDM modulation and operating in radio band at 5GHz. 802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless product networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security.
  • Page 41 TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter scale, or when it is necessary to connect the wired and wireless networks. Spread Spectrum - Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-critical communications systems.

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