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TL-WN781ND
150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter
Rev: 1.0.1
1910010315

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  • Page 1 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Rev: 1.0.1 1910010315...
  • 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: 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Model No.: TL-WN781ND Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives:...
  • 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 2.2.1 Overview........................... 4 2.2.2 Software Installation for Windows XP................4 2.2.3 Software Installation for Windows Vista ................
  • Page 7 PBC (Push Button Configuration) method..............27 PIN method ........................29 4.2.1 Enter a PIN into your AP device ..................29 4.2.2 Enter the PIN from your AP device................. 31 Appendix A: Specifications ................... 32 Appendix B: Glossary .................... 33...
  • Page 8: 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-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter without any explanations.
  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction

    With a faster wireless connection, you can get a better Internet experience, such as downloading, gaming, video streaming and so on. The TL-WN781ND’s auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer rate of up to 150Mbps for maximum throughput. It has good capability on anti-jamming; it can also interoperate with other wireless (802.11n/g/b) products.
  • Page 10: Led Status

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N 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 11: Chapter 2 Installation Guide

    The Adapter’s Setup Wizard will guide you through the Installation procedure for Windows XP. The Setup Wizard will install the TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) and drivers. When you install the hardware prior to before installing the software, the system will prompt “Found New Hardware Wizard”, click Cancel, and run the Setup Wizard program on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 12 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N 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 13 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N 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, select Make Driver Installation Diskette(s) to make the diskette(s) as the installation driver (shown in Figure 2-4).
  • Page 14 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter 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. It is recommended that you keep the default setting. Click Next to continue the installation.
  • Page 15 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter continue. Figure 2-7 Click OK to continue the Installation. Wait a while for the setup as shown in Figure 2-8 . Figure 2-8 Note: For Windows XP, the Setup Wizard will notify you of how to proceed with the installation during...
  • Page 16: Software Installation For Windows Vista

    After all the steps above, you will see the screen below, click Finish to close the wizard.. Figure 2-10 2.2.3 Software Installation for Windows Vista Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and the Figure 2-11 will appear. To continue, select the TL-WN781ND.There will be a menu including: Install Driver&Utility,...
  • Page 17 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Install QSS and User Guide. Figure 2-11 Click Install Driver&Utility to load the following screen. Figure 2-12 Soon, Figure 2-13 will display after a moment. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 18 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Figure 2-13 Click Yes to continue. Figure 2-14 The following page will display and please wait a moment.
  • Page 19 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Figure 2-15 Note: For Windows Vista, the Setup Wizard will notify you of how to proceed with the installation during these steps (shown in Figure 2-16). Our drivers have been tested thoroughly, and are able to work with the operating system.
  • Page 20 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Figure 2-17...
  • Page 21: Chapter 3 Configuration For Windows Xp

    150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Chapter 3 Configuration for Windows XP TP-LINK TL-WN781ND can be configured by TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) in Windows XP & 2000. 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 22 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N 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 23: Profile Management

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter 3.2 Profile Management Click the Profile Management tab of the TWCU and the next screen will appear (shown in Figure 3-2). The Profile Management screen provides tools to: Add a new profile...
  • Page 24 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Network Names (SSIDs) - Please enter the IEEE 802.11 wireless network name. This field has a maximum limit of 32 characters. Figure 3-3 Edit the Security tab Select the Security tab in the screen above, and then you can edit the fields to configure the profile.
  • Page 25 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter 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. To define shared encryption keys, choose the Shared Key radio button and click Configure to fill in the Define Shared Keys window (shown in Figure 3-5).
  • Page 26 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-WN781ND wireless adapters. Note: An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router.
  • Page 27 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Wireless Mode: Specifies 2.4 GHz 150 Mbps, 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps or 2.4 GHz 11 Mbps operation in an access point network. The Wireless adapter must match the wireless mode of the access point with which it associates.
  • Page 28: Remove A Profile

    Browse the directory to export the profile to. Click Save. The profile should then be exported to the specified location. Click Save. The profile should then be exported to the specified location. TL-WN781ND 1.0 Figure 3-8 3.2.5 Import a Profile From the Profile Management screen (shown in Figure 3-2), click Import….
  • Page 29: Scan Available Networks

    150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Highlight the profile name. Click Open, the imported profile will then appear in the Profiles List. TL-WN781ND 1.0 Figure 3-9 3.2.6 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.
  • Page 30: Auto Profile Selection Management

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter 3.2.7 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 31: Diagnostics

    SSID until an available network is found. 3.3 Diagnostics The Diagnostics tab of the TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility (TWCU) provides buttons used to retrieve receiving and transmitting statistics. The Diagnostics tab does not require any configuration.
  • Page 32: Check Receive And Transmit Statistical Information

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Card Name - The name of the wireless network adapter. MAC Address - The MAC address of the wireless network adapter. Driver - The driver name and path of the wireless network adapter driver.
  • Page 33: Chapter 4 Qss Configuration

    First, the QSS software should be installed. Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive, and the Figure 4-2 will appear. To continue, select the TL-WN781ND.There will be a menu including: Install Driver & Utility, Install QSS and User Guide.
  • Page 34: Pbc (push Button Configuration) Method

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N 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 how to configure the QSS (For the configuration of QSS, here takes the Wireless Router of our company for example).
  • Page 35 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Figure 4-4 Then select Push the button on my access point in the next screen shown in Figure 4-5 and click Next. Figure 4-5 Then wait a minute until Figure 4-6 appears. Click Finish to complete the QSS configuration.
  • Page 36: Pin Method

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Figure 4-6 4.2 PIN method There are two ways to configure the QSS by PIN method: Enter a PIN into your AP device. Enter the PIN from your AP device. Following are the detailed configuration procedure of each way.
  • Page 37 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Figure 4-7 Open the Router’s Web-based Utility and click QSS link on the left of the main menu. Then Figure 4-8 will appear. Figure 4-8 Click Add device, then you can see Figure 4-9. Select Enter the new device’s PIN and enter the PIN value of the adapter shown in Figure 4-9, click Connect.
  • Page 38: Enter The Pin From Your Ap Device

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter 4.2.2 Enter the PIN from your AP device Open the QSS Utility and you will see Figure 4-4. Click Next to continue. Then Figure 4-10will 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-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Appendix A: Specifications Normal Interface PCI-E Interface Standards IEEE 802.11n; IEEE802.11g; IEEE802.11b; Operating System Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps Radio Data Rate 11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps 11n: Up to 150Mbps 11b: CCK, QPSK, BPSK;...
  • Page 40: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter Appendix B: Glossary 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. 802.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.
  • Page 41 TL-WN781ND 150Mbps Wireless Lite N PCI Express Adapter not tuned to the right frequency, a spread-spectrum signal looks like background noise. There are two main alternatives, Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key identifying a wireless local area network.

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