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TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND
150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter
Rev: 1.1.0
1910010749

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  • Page 1 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Rev: 1.1.0 1910010749...
  • 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. This device has been designed to operate with the antennas listed below which have a maximum gain of 2 dBi.
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    NCC Notice 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大 功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立即停用, 並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線電通信。低功率射 頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。 Продукт сертифіковано згідно с правилами системи УкрСЕПРО на відповідність вимогам нормативних документів та вимогам, що передбачені чинними законодавчими актами України. Safety Information When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to shut off the product; when there is no power button, the only way to completely shut off power is to disconnect the product or the power adapter from the power source.
  • Page 6: Declaration Of Conformity

    Person responsible for marking this declaration: Yang Hongliang Product Manager of International Business Date of issue: 2012 T TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Building 24 (floors 1, 3, 4, 5), and 28 (floors 1-4) Central Science and Technology Park, Shennan Rd, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Chapter 1 Product Overview ................. 1 1.1 Package Contents....................1 1.2 Introduction ......................1 1.3 Features ........................2 1.4 Hardware Overview....................2 Chapter 2 Installation..................... 3 2.1 Hardware Installation ....................3 2.2 Software Installation....................3 Chapter 3 Connect to a Wireless Network ............8 3.1 To connect using TWCU ..................
  • Page 8: Chapter 1 Product Overview

    1. The ‘adapter’ mentioned in this User Guide stands for TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter without any explanations. The two devices of TL-WN751N and TL-WN751ND are sharing this User Guide. For simplicity, we will take TL-WN751ND for example throughout this Guide.
  • Page 9: Features

    Supports roaming between access points when configured under Infrastructure mode Easy to configure and provides monitoring information Supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 TL-WN751ND adopts one detachable antenna (TL-WN751N adopts one fixed antenna). 1.4 Hardware Overview LED status:...
  • Page 10: Chapter 2 Installation

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Chapter 2 Installation Please install the PCI adapter into your computer before installing the driver software from the resource CD. 2.1 Hardware Installation Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the computer.
  • Page 11 The InstallShield Wizard window will appear. Click Next to continue. Figure 2-2 Choose a setup type. It is recommended to select Install TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility and Driver. Selecting Install Driver Only will only install driver. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 12 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Click Change to specify the destination location for the software or you can leave it default. Click Next in the screen below to continue. Figure 2-4 Click Install to continue the setup. Figure 2-5...
  • Page 13 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter The utility and drivers will install. This may take 1~2 minutes. Figure 2-6 After all the steps above, you will see the screen below. Click Finish to complete the setup. Figure 2-7...
  • Page 14 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter After installation, the utility configuration page will automatically pop up as shown in the following figure and the icon will appear in your system tray. To connect to a network, please refer to Chapter 3 Connect to a Wireless Network.
  • Page 15: Chapter 3 Connect To A Wireless Network

    Method One: To connect using TWCU TL-WN751ND uses the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility as the management software. The utility provides you an easy interface to connect to a network and to change any settings related to the wireless adapter.
  • Page 16 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter SSID (Service Set Identifier) is the name of the wireless network. The adapter will automatically connect to your target network next time if you tick Connect automatically. Figure 3-2 If word None appears behind the SSID, this means the network to be connected is not security-enabled and you can connect to the network without entering a key.
  • Page 17 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter point, then click OK to continue. Or push the WPS button on your router if your router features the WPS function to quickly build a connection without having to enter a key. Figure 3-4 You have now successfully connected to your network.
  • Page 18: To Connect Using Wps

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-6 3.2 To connect using WPS WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function allows you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly. If the wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can establish a wireless connection between wireless card and router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC) method or PIN method.
  • Page 19 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-7 The adapter will be connecting to the target network. Figure 3-8...
  • Page 20: Pin Method

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter When the following window appears, you have successfully connected to the network. Figure 3-9 3.2.2 PIN method There are two ways to configure the WPS by PIN method: Enter the PIN from your AP device.
  • Page 21 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-11 When Figure 3-9 appears, you have successfully connected to the network. 3.2.2.2. Enter a PIN into your AP device This method is only available in Windows XP and Windows Vista. Open TWCU and click WPS tab. Select Enter the PIN of this device into my access point or wireless router.
  • Page 22: To Connect Using Windows Built-in Wireless Utility

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-13 When Connect successfully appears on the screen, the WPS configuration is complete. Or you can view the adapter’s utility page to see whether the connection has been successful as shown in Figure 3-15.
  • Page 23 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Left-click the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Highlight the wireless network (displayed using the SSID) to be connected and then click Connect.
  • Page 24: In Windows Vista

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-18 3.3.2 In Windows Vista Windows Vista users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below. Open the wireless utility by right-clicking on the wireless computer icon in your system tray as shown in the figure below.
  • Page 25 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-20 If the network you would like to connect is security-enabled, enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your router. If the network to be connected is not secure, the connection will be built without entering a key.
  • Page 26: In Windows Xp

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-22 3.3.3 In Windows XP Windows XP users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below. Right-click on the utility icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Select Switch to Windows wireless configuration tool.
  • Page 27 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-24 Figure 3-25 Right-click on the wireless computer icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Select View Available Wireless Networks. Figure 3-26 The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a network...
  • Page 28 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 3-27 If the network is security-enabled, you will be prompted to enter the key as shown below. If not, you will connect to the network directly without entering a key. Figure 3-28...
  • Page 29: Chapter 4 Management

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Chapter 4 Management This section will show you how to configure your TL-WN751ND adapter using the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility (TWCU). The TL-WN751ND adapter uses the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility as the management software. The utility provides users with an easy interface to change any settings related to the adapter.
  • Page 30 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 4-2 The following items can be found on the screen. Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile (e.g. Home, Office, CoffeeShop). The same name is not allowed. Please also note that no space is allowed between words.
  • Page 31: Modify A Profile

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 4-3 4.1.2 Modify a profile You may edit an existing profile by clicking the Modify button from the Profile page. For instance, you may like to change the profile name from Home to Home1 or you may want to specify another SSID for profile Home.
  • Page 32: Advanced

    The following configurations can be made on the Advanced page: To select wireless configuration tool. Here you can decide which tool to use, either the TP-LINK Configuration Utility or the Windows wireless configuration tool. This option is available only in Windows XP.
  • Page 33: About

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter 4.3 About The About screen gives you information about the Driver and Utility versions of the adapter. Right-click on the icon in your system tray and select About from the list. Figure 4-7...
  • Page 34: Chapter 5 Ap Mode

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Chapter 5 AP Mode In Soft AP mode, the adapter will work as an AP. This function is available only in Windows7. Suppose that only one computer in your house can access the Internet for various reasons like only one WLAN port is available on your wired broadband router, however, other wireless-capable devices also want to share the Internet.
  • Page 35 SSID: Enter the name for your soft AP (for example, Jone) so that others can know which AP is yours when trying to connect to it. The default name (SSID) is “tp-link”. Security Type: The security type here is set to be WPA2-PSK which is based on 802.11i and uses Advanced Encryption Standard instead of TKIP.
  • Page 36: Chapter 6 Uninstall Software

    150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Chapter 6 Uninstall Software 6.1 Uninstall the utility software from your PC On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, click All programs TP-LINK, and then click Uninstall-TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility. Figure 6-1 Uninstall Utility Follow the Install Shield Wizard to uninstall the utility software from your PC.
  • Page 37: Uninstall The Driver Software From Your Pc

    150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Figure 6-3 6.2 Uninstall the driver software from your PC On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, click All programs TP-LINK, and then click Uninstall-TL-WN751ND Driver. Figure 6-4 Uninstall Driver Click Uninstall shown in above Figure 6-4, the system will uninstall the driver software of...
  • Page 38: Appendix A: Specifications

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Appendix A: Specifications Normal Interface 32 bit PCI Interface Standards IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b Operating System Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Throughput 150Mbps (Maximal) 11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps 11g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps Radio Data Rate...
  • Page 39: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI 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 40 TL-WN751N/TL-WN751ND 150Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter Spread Spectrum - Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-critical communications systems. It is designed to trade off bandwidth efficiency for reliability, integrity, and security. In other...

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