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Asus PCI-G31 User Manual

Wireless local area network card for 802.11g & 802.11b wireless networks
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PCI-G31
Wireless Local Area Network Card
(For 802.11g & 802.11b Wireless Networks)

User Manual

E4063 / January 2009

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ® PCI-G31 Wireless Local Area Network Card (For 802.11g & 802.11b Wireless Networks) User Manual E4063 / January 2009...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Manufacturer Contact Information

    Web site address: http://usa.asus.com Technical support General support: +1-502-995-0883 Support (fax): +1-502-933-8713 Online support: http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx ASUS Computer GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company address: Harkortstr. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany General (tel): +49-02102-95990 General (fax): +49-02102-959911 Web site address: http://www.asuscom.de Online contact: http://www.asuscom.de/sales...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    ® 3.3 Soft AP mode (Windows XP/Vista) ..........9 4. Software information ................. 11 4.1 ASUS WLAN Control Center ............11 4.2 ASUS WLAN Card Setting Utility ........... 11 ® 5. Configuring PCI-G31 using Windows WZC service ......21 6. Troubleshooting .................23 7.
  • Page 5: Notices

    FCC Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with RFCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment . This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum 20cm between the radiator and your body. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 6 合法通信或作業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 臺灣地區使用頻率範圍及使用頻導數為 CH1~11 ( 2.412~2.483 GHz) IC Warning Statement This device has been designed to operate with the antennas for a maximum gain of 2dBi, antenna type: dipole. Antennas not described as above are strictly prohibited for use with this device. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 7: Declaration Of Conformity

    PCI-G31 WLAN Card User Manual Declaration of Conformity We, Manufacturer/Importer (full address) ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 25 40880 RATINGEN, BRD. GERMANY declare that the product ( description of the apparatus, system, installation to which it refers) is in conformity with (reference to the specification under which conformity is declared) in accordance with 2004/108/EC-EMC Directive and 1995/5 EC-R &TTE Directive...
  • Page 8: Introduction

    PCI-G31 WLAN Card User Manual 1. Introduction Package contents Check your PCI-G31 WLAN Card package for the following items. • ASUS PCI-G31 WLAN Card x1 • External dipole antenna x1 • Quick Start Guide x1 • Support CD x1 • Low profile bracket x1 •...
  • Page 9: Installing The Pci-G31 Driver And Utilities

    IMPORTANT: Install the ASUS PCI-G31 WLAN Card into your computer before installing the driver and utilities from the bundled Support CD. To install the driver and utilities for your ASUS PCI-G31 WLAN Card: 1. Place the bundled Support CD into the optical drive. An Autorun screen appears if the Autorun function is enabled on your computer.
  • Page 10: Configuring Pci-G31 Using Asus Utility

    PCI-G31 WLAN Card User Manual 3. Configuring PCI-G31 using ASUS utility Connecting to a wireless network manually To connect PCI-G31 to an access point (AP) (Infrastructure mode) or a station (Ad Hoc mode) manually: 1. Right-click the ASUS WLAN Card Setting Utility icon in the ®...
  • Page 11: Connecting To A Wireless Network Using Wps

    PCI-G31 WLAN Card User Manual Connecting to a wireless network using WPS The ASUS PCI-G31 WLAN Card supports the WPS function that helps you set up a secure wireless network easily. IMPORTANT: Ensure that the AP or station you are trying to connect to supports the WPS function.
  • Page 12: Soft Ap Mode (Windows ® Xp/Vista)

    ® Soft AP mode (Windows XP/Vista) The ASUS PCI-G31 WLAN Card supports the Soft AP mode. In this mode, the WLAN card acts as a virtual AP. IMPORTANT: Before configuring the Soft AP mode, connect your computer to a wired network to provide network access for your wireless clients.
  • Page 13 1. Select Reject from the Access Control Policy dropdown list. 2. Key in its MAC address in the Access Control Policy field. 3. Click Add. The wireless clients on the Reject list are not allowed to associate with the WLAN card. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 14: Software Information

    ASUS Wireless Access Point Utility (Soft AP mode) which help you manage your WLAN card easily. ASUS WLAN Card Setting Utility ASUS WLAN Card Setting Utility provides you with an easy interface to set up wireless connections. This section explains the buttons, fields, and configuration options on the user interface.
  • Page 15 PCI-G31 WLAN Card User Manual Left-click the ASUS WLAN Card Setting Utility system tray icon to display the following options: • Wireless Radio On - Turns the wireless radio ON. • Wireless Radio Off - Turns the wireless radio OFF.
  • Page 16 Rescan - Rescans for available wireless networks in your location and connects to the one with the best signal. Change SSID - Set the SSID of the WLAN card. Search & Connect - Launches the SiteSurvey page that displays the available networks in your location. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 17 IP Renew - Get a new IP address from a DHCP server. Ping - Launch the Ping page. NOTE: The IP Release and IP Renew buttons work only when the WLAN card is connecting to an AP with the DHCP server function. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 18 Click Clear to clear the session field. Config - SoftAP The Soft AP page allows you to switch your WLAN card to the AP mode. Click Soft AP_Mode to start the configuration. ® Refer to 3.3 Soft AP mode (Windows XP/Vista) for details. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 19 11b: The data transmission rate is fixed to: 1, 2, 5.5, or 11Mbps. Others Encryption - Launches the Encryption page. Advanced - Launches the Advanced page. In most cases, you do not need to change the default values. Troubleshooting - Displays the troubleshooting solutions. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 20 TKIP - Dynamically generates unique keys to encrypt data packet. AES - Offers stronger protection and increases the complexity of wireless encryption. It is a symmetric 128-bit block encryption method that works simultaneously on multiple network layers. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 21 TLS/Smart Card - Stands for Transport Layer Security. TLS is used to create an encrypted tunnel and achieve server-side authentication in a manner similar to web server authentication using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. TLS uses digital certificates to verify the identity of a client and server. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 22 54g Protection - Extended Rate PHY (ERP) protection mechanism of 802.11g definition. Options are: Enable - Always send frame with protection. Disable - Always send frame without protection. Power Output - Indicates the power level. Options are: 100%, 75%, 50%, and 25%. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 23 Click the WPS tab to launch the WPS wizard. Refer to 3.2 Connecting to a wireless network using WPS for details. About - Version Info The Version Info page displays information about the utility and driver versions of the ASUS PCI-G31 WLAN Card. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 24: Configuring Pci-G31 Using Windows ® Wzc Service

    ® service ® To connect your PCI-G31 to a wireless network using Windows WZC service: 1. Left-click the ASUS WLAN Control Center system tray icon, then select Wireless Option. 2. Select Only use Windows wireless function to enable the Windows wireless utility.
  • Page 25 Wireless Networks tab. 2. Click Add to add your favorite networks. 3. Set the connection preference order with the Move up and Move down buttons. Your computer will automatically connect to available networks in the order you set. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    6. Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems which you may encounter when installing or using the ASUS PCI-G31 WLAN card. Contact a qualified service technician for assistance if the problem still exists after you have performed the troubleshooting solutions.
  • Page 27 Me. These limits are imposed by the Microsoft operating system. Solution: If your computer already has the maximum number of TCP/IP bindings, remove one of the network adapters from the Network configuration before installing the WLAN Card driver. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 28: Glossary

    (on other channels) by other instances of the same physical layer, with an acceptably low frame error ratio due to mutual interference. Client A client is the desktop or mobile PC that is connected to your network. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 29 Also known as DHCP client ID or network name. Sometimes provided by an ISP when using DHCP to assign addresses. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) This protocol allows a computer (or many computers on your network) to be automatically assigned a single IP address from a DHCP server. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 30 The wireless device is capable of an 11 Mbps data transmission rate, but the coverage area is less than a 1 or 2 Mbps wireless device since coverage area decreases as bandwidth increases. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 31 A Firewall prevents anyone outside of your network from accessing your computer and possibly damaging or viewing your files. Gateway A network point that manages all the data traffic of your network, as well as to the Internet and connects one network to another. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 32 OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing). The 802.11b spectrum is plagued by saturation from wireless phones, microwave ovens and other emerging wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth. In contrast, 802.11a spectrum is relatively free of interference. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 33 Infrastructure A wireless network centered about an access point. In this environment, the access point not only provides communication with the wired network but also mediates wireless network traffic in the immediate neighborhood. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 34 IP address. This will enable access to the Internet from any computer on your home network without having to purchase more IP addresses from your ISP. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 35 Point-to-Point Protocol is a method of secure data transmission. PPP using Ethernet to connect to an ISP. Preamble Allows you to set the preamble mode for a network to Long, Short, or Auto. The default preamble mode is Long. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 36: Subnet Mask

    (i.e., different buildings, cities, countries). The Internet is a wide area network. WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance) An industry group that certifies cross-vender interoperability and compatibility of IEEE 802.11b wireless networking prod WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 37 For earlier Windows Operating systems, a WPA capable supplicant is required such as Funk Software’s Odyssey Client. WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) This is a group of computers and other devices connected wirelessly in a small area. A wireless network is referred to as LAN or WLAN. ASUS WLAN Card...
  • Page 38 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Manufacturer: Tel: +886-2-2894-3447 Address: No. 150, LI-DE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN ASUS Computer GmbH Authorised representative in Europe: Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN, GERMANY BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. Authorised distributors in Turkey:...