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802.11n network adapter for 802.11b/g/n networks
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USB-N13
ASUS 802.11n Network Adapter
(For 802.11b/g/n Networks)

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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ® USB-N13 ASUS 802.11n Network Adapter (For 802.11b/g/n Networks) User Manual...
  • Page 2: Copyright Information

    ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’...
  • Page 3: Contact Information

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +15029550883 +15029338713 Website usa.asus.com Software download support.asus.com* ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 25, D40880 Ratingen, Germany +492102959911 Online contact www.asus.com.de/sales Technical Support Component Telephone +49-1805-010923 System/Notebook...
  • Page 4 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Tel: +886-2-2894-3447 Address: No. 15, LI-DE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN Authorised ASUS Computer GmbH representative Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 in Europe: RATINGEN, GERMANY Authorised distributors BOGAZICI BIL GISAYAR SAN. VE TIC. A.S. in Turkey:...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Configuring with the WLAN utility (Infrastructure) ......23 Configuring with the WLAN utility (Ad Hoc) ........24 Chapter 3: Software Reference ............. 27 ASUS WLAN Control Center ............... 27 ASUS Wireless Settings Utility ............29 Status - Status ................. 29 Status - Connection .................
  • Page 6 7 wireless options ............60 Chapter : Application ..............61 ® Setting up the XLink Mode under Windows XP ......61 Setting up the XLink Mode under MAC OS ........64 Chapter : Troubleshooting ............6 Chapter 6: Appendix ..............67 ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 7: Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Introduction Package contents Check the following items in your ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter package. • 1 x ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter (USB-N13) • 1 x Support CD • 1 x Quick Start Guide • 1 x Warranty card Note: Contact your retailer if any of the items is damaged or missing.
  • Page 8: Chapter 2: Installation

    128MB system memory or larger • 750MHz processor or higher IMPORTANT! • The ASUS wireless utility cannot run on Windows 7 and Linux. • Install the utilities and driver from the support CD before using your network adapter. Installation Procedures Installing the utilities and driver in Windows®...
  • Page 9 7. Carefully insert the network adapter 8. Click OK to disable Windows Zero into your computer ’s USB slot. Configuration and allow ASUS Windows will automatically detect WLAN utilities to manage your and configure the network adapter wireless network.
  • Page 10 4. Click Device Manager at the left side of the screen. 5. The Device Manager window appears. From the Other devices category, right- click 802.11 n WLAN then select Update Driver Software. 6. Select Browse my computer for driver software. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 11 You may also click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer, then select ASUS 802.11 n Network Adapter and click Next to start the driver installation. 8. Windows has successfully updated your driver software. Click Close and restart your computer to activate the new settings.
  • Page 12 2. Select a destination volume to install the USB Wireless Utility. When done, click Continue. 3. Click Install to perform a basic installation of this software package on the volume. 4. Click Restart to finish installating the software. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 13: The Status Indicators

    The device comes with one LED to indicate the status of the Network adapter, and one button for WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). button ON: Connected to wireless device. Blinking: Transmitting data. The blinking speed indicates the link speed. OFF: Adapter is disabled. Button WPS Push Button: Enable WPS mode. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 14: Using The Wps Wizard

    • From the Windows taskbar, right-click the WLAN icon then select WPS Wizard. • Click Start > ASUS Utility > WLAN Card > WPS Wizard to launch the WPS Wizard. • Press the WPS button on your button network adapter.
  • Page 15: Connecting Via The Wps Button

    1. Press the WPS button on your network adapter to launch the WPS Wizard. button 2. From the WPS Wizard, select Use the WPS button. Click Next. 3. Press the WPS button on the 802.11n network router. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 16: Connecting Via The Pin Code

    1. From the WPS Wizard, select Use the PIN code. Click Next. 2. Select the router that you want to connect to. The router's status is displayed as either Configured (with security settings) or Unconfigured (without security settings). ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 17 4. If your selected router’s status is Configured, key in the PIN code in the router's web user interface. Note: If your selected router's status is Unconfigured, proceed to the section Using the PIN code on an unconfigured router. 5. Wait until the WPS Wizard finishes applying the wireless settings. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 18 To use the PIN code on an unconfigured router: 1. Follow steps 1-3 in Connecting via the PIN code. 2. If your selected router's status is Unconfigured, the WPS Wizard screen below appears. Key in the PIN code in this screen. Click Next. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 19 3. Wait until the WPS Wizard finishes applying the wireless settings. 4. Assign a name to your network. When done, click Next. If the router is used for the first time, the WPS Wizard assigns the SSID (network name) automatically. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 20 8 and 63 characters. When done, click Next. To configure the advanced security settings, click Show advanced network security options. Select the Security Method and manually key in your Security key or passphrase. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 21 With the WPS Wizard utility, you can add devices to your network using a USB flash drive. To add network devices using a USB flash drive: 1. In the WPS Wizard, click Save settings to a USB flash drive. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 22 3. Remove the USB flash drive from this computer, and then plug to the computer that you want to add to the wireless network. 4. Locate the SetupWireless.exe from the USB drive, and double-click to run it. Click Yes to add the computer to the wireless network. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 23: Configuring With The Wlan Utility (Infrastructure)

    5. Click OK to exit the Wireless Network Setup Wizard. Configuring with the WLAN utility (Infrastructure) Use the ASUS WLAN utility to get connected with an existing wireless network. 2. Click Config to set the SSID 1. Right-click the wireless connection icon and select Wireless Settings.
  • Page 24: Configuring With The Wlan Utility (Ad Hoc)

    The network adapter supports Ad Hoc mode that allows communication between wireless stations without an AP. 2. Click Config and set the network 1. Right-click the wireless connection adapter to Ad Hoc connection mode. icon and select Wireless Settings. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 25 5. Click Status to view the association 6. Click the Connection tab to view the state. If connection is established, the signal strength. Click OK to exit the box shows “Connected - xx:xx:xx:xx: utility. xx:xx”. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 26 Chapter 2 - Installation Note: You cannot configure Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc settings using ® Vista OS. Refer to the section Windows the WLAN utility in Windows Vista wireless options for details. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 27: Chapter 3: Software Reference

    Software Reference ASUS WLAN Control Center ASUS WLAN Control Center is an application which makes it easier to launch WLAN applications and activate network location settings. The WLAN Control Center starts automatically when the system boots up. When WLAN Control Center is running, you can see a Control Center icon on the Windows taskbar.
  • Page 28 Wireless Option (Windows XP only): Click to choose Windows Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service or ASUS utilities to configure your Network adapter. Taskbar Icon - Launch Wireless Settings Double-click the taskbar icon to launch the Wireless Settings utility. to launch the Wireless Settings utility.
  • Page 29: Asus Wireless Settings Utility

    Launching Wireless Settings To launch Wireless Settings, do any of the following: • Click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > WLAN card > Wireless Settings. • From the Windows taskbar, right-click the Control Center icon and select Wireless Settings.
  • Page 30 Search & Connect: Click this button to connect to an available wireless AP. Activate Configuration Auto roaming is enabled by default and makes the adapter automatically switch to APs with better signal. You can uncheck it if you want to connect to a specified AP using a particular profile. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 31: Status - Connection

    Ad Hoc node the Network adapter is currently connected to. Ratings are: Excellent, Good, Fair, and Poor. Overall Connection Quality The overall connection quality is derived from the current signal strength. A graphic chart uses percentage to show signal quality. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 32: Status - Ip Config

    “Stop” button. The session field displays information on the verified connection including the roundtrip time (minimum, maximum, and average) and packets sent, received, and lost after a ping session. Click the “Clear” button to clear the session field. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 33: Config - Basic

    States (FCC) and Canada (IC), channel 1 to 11 are supported. For Europe (ETSI), channel 1 to 13 are supported. For Japan (MKK), channel 1 to 14 are supported. NOTE: Click Apply to save and activate the new configurations. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 34: Config - Encryption

    Shared - Select this option to make the network operate on Shared key mode. In a Share Key Authentication system, four-step exchange of frames is required to validate that the station is using the same WEP Key as the access point. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 35: Data Encryption

    The WEP Key is a 64 bits (5 byte) or 128 bits (13 byte) Hexadecimal digits which is used to encrypt and decrypt data packets. Key Format You can select to enter Hexadecimal digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F) or ASCII characters to setup keys by defining the Key Format. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 36 24). Some vendors refer to this level of WEP as 104 bits and others refer to this as 128 bits. Our Wireless LAN products use the term 128 bits when referring to this higher level of encryption. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 37: Config - Authentication

    Md-challenge: Md5-challenge is a one-way encryption algorithm that uses usernames and passwords. This method does not support key management, but require a preset key. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 38: Config - Advanced

    Frame Bursting technology improves wireless network efficiency and boosts throughput. PSP Xlink Mode Disable or enable an infrastructure tunneling program which allows you to play ad- hoc PSP multiplayer games on the Internet (like virtual infrastructure mode). ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 39: Soft Ap (Windows Xp/Vista)

    1. Select Soft AP Mode. 2. Drag and drop a wired network connection next to the globe icon. 3. Right-click the taskbar icon and select A-S Change Mode to easily switch between Soft AP and Station modes. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 40: Soft Ap (Windows Xp/Vista) Cont

    AP or its wireless clients. Encryption Page Status Page Clicking Apply after configuring Soft Enter a MAC Address on the Access AP will show the “Access Control” tab. Control page and select “Accept” or “Reject” or “Disable” from the pull-down menu. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 41: Soft Ap (Windows Xp/Vista) Cont

    Survey - Site Survey Use the Site Survey tab to view statistics on the wireless networks available to the Network adapter and their parameters. • SSID: The SSID of the available networks. Channel: The channel used by each • network. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 42: About - Version Info

    Use the Version Info tab to view program and Network adapter version information. The program version information field includes the Copyright and utility version. The version information includes the NDIS version, driver name, driver version and hardware version. NOTE: The screen shown above is for reference only. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 43: Link State

    OK - Click to close the Wireless Setting utility window. Cancel - Click to cancel any changes made on the Wireless Settings utility. Click to close the Wireless Settings utility window. Help - Click to display the help menu. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 44: Exit Wireless Settings

    Windows for the changes to take effect. To launch the Mobile Manager utility: 1. Click Start > All Programs > ASUS Utility > WLAN Card > Mobile Manager, ® or right-click the Control Center icon on the Windows taskbar, then select Mobile Manager.
  • Page 45: Edit Menu

    : Displays the name, type, and description of a selected configuration. Help menu Help contents : Displays the Mobile Manager help window. About Mobile Manager : Displays the Mobile Manager version number and copyright information. Click the ASUS logo to launch the ASUS website. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 46: Creating A New Configuration

    The New Configuration Wizard dialog box appears. 2. Select any of the configuration types below. Click Next when done. • ASUS Wireless Local Area Network Configuration. Select this option if you have an installed ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter in your computer. •...
  • Page 47 I P a d d r e s s u s i n g t h e D H C P server (automatic) or assign it manually. The wizard auto-detects and displays the current system settings. Click Next when done. 6. Key in the computer name, then click Next. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 48: Editing A Configuration

    To edit a configuration: 1. Select a configuration from the Mobile Manager window. 2. Click Edit from the menu bar, then select Edit Configuration. The Edit Configuration dialog box appears. Click the buttons on the left to navigate the window. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 49: General Settings

    Computer name: Assign a unique name of up to 15 characters for your computer. The computer name allows other users in a network to recognize your computer. The computer name is generally the same with the DNS hostname. NOTE: Avoid using spaces or symbols in your computer name. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 50 The DNS tab allows you to configure the DNS settings of the selected configuration. This tab also allows you to add a DNS server and arrange them in order of their use. You may also assign a DNS suffix for a specified DNS server. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 51: Internet Settings

    Bypass proxy server for local addresses: This option allows you to use the proxy server for all local (Intranet) addresses. NOTE: You may gain access to local addresses easier and faster if you do not use the proxy server. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 52: Site Monitor

    ® • Click the Windows Start button, then select Programs > ASUS U t i l i t y > W L A N C a r d > S i t e Monitor. • Right-click the Control Center icon on the Windows taskbar, then select Site Monitor.
  • Page 53: Site Monitor Main Window

    The Site Monitor main window displays the available wireless connections and the signal-to-noise (SNR) value of a selected connection. NOTE: Some Access Points disable their SSID broadcasting to hide themselves from “Site Survey” or “Site Monitor”. You may join these APs if you know their SSID. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 54: Monitoring A Connection

    During the test, you can toggle between the Start and Stop buttons. Click Start to begin the link test. Click Stop at any time to stop the test. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 55: A-S (Ap Mode <--> Station Mode)

    Chapter 3 - Software Reference A-S (AP mode <--> Station mode) Select the mode you want to use. When done, click If you change to a different mode, the current connection status will be lost. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 56: Windows ® Xp Wireless Options

    XP Wireless Zero Configuration ® service to configure the Network adapter. Only use our WLAN utilities and disable Windows wireless function – Only use ASUS WLAN utilities to configure the Network adapter. Configuring with Windows Wireless Zero Configuration ® service...
  • Page 57 Move up and Move down buttons. The radio tower with a signal icon identifies the currently connected access point. Click Properties to set the authentication of the wireless connection. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 58: Windows ® Vista Wireless Options

    4. Click Properties to open the Property page from the Wireless Network Connection Status page. The General page shows The General page shows status,SSID, duration, speed, and signal strength. The green bars represent signal strength, with five bars indicating excellent signal and one bar indicating poor signal. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 59 Chapter 3 - Software Reference Click Properties from the Property page to set the authentication of the wireless connection. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 60: Windows ® 7 Wireless Options

    Click Connect to a network, select network adapter to establish the the AP and click Connect. WiFi connection. The picture below indicates that you have successfully connected to the wireless network. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 61: Chapter : Application

    Setting up the XLink Mode under Windows ® To set up the XLink Mode under Windows 1. Click ASUS WLAN Control Center > Config > Advanced to enable the PSP Xlink Mode. 2. Turn on your PSP to set up the configuration.
  • Page 62 Chapter  - Application 4. Select AD Hoc Mode. 5. Select the PSP channel that you want to connect to. 6. When done, select O to save the settings. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 63 7. Select the game you want to play that is available for system-link then start the game connection. The PSP can provide you the SSID named PSP_**** to connect. Click ASUS WLAN Control Center > Survey to search the available connection. Select PSP_**** to connect.
  • Page 64: Setting Up The Xlink Mode Under Mac Os

    To set up the XLink Mode under MAC OS: 1. Select USB Wireless Utility > Advanced to enable PSP Xlink. 2. Click USB Wireless Utility > Site Survey to search the available connection. 3. Select PSP_**** to connect. 4. When done, click CONNECT. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 65: Chapter : Troubleshooting

    Verify that the “SSID” of your Network adapter is set to the same “SSID” of an access point. c. Verify that the “Encryption” type is the same as that of an access point. If you enabled “WEP” encryption, you must also set the same WEP Keys on both sides. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 66 98 or ten bindings in Windows 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 Network adapter driver. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 67: Chapter 6: Appendix

    This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, please follow operation instruction as documented in this manual. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 68: Ce Mark Warning

    Cet appareil numerique de la class B erspecte toutes les exigences du Reglement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada. REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm. ASUS Network adapter...
  • Page 69: Industry Canada Statement

    This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure compliance. To maintain compliance with IC RF exposure compliance requirements, please follow operation instruction as documented in this manual. ASUS Network adapter...