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Wireless Local Area Network Adapter
WL-130N
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For 802.11n draft, 802.11g & 802.11b Networks

User Manual

E3123/ April 2007
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  • Page 1: User Manual

    ® Wireless Local Area Network Adapter WL-130N For 802.11n draft, 802.11g & 802.11b Networks User Manual E3123/ April 2007 WL-130N_manual.indd 1 4/10/07 12:29:30 PM...
  • 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: Contact Information

    Technical support General support (tel): +1-502-995-0883 Online support: http://support.asus.com Notebook (tel): +1-510-739-3777 x5110 Support (fax): +1-502-933-8713 ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany & Austria) Company address: Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany General (tel): +49-2102-95990 Web site address: www.asus.com.de General (fax): +49-2102-959911 Online contact: www.asus.com.de/sales...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Reading the WLAN Status Indicators ............7 ASUS One Touch Wizard .................8 Configuring with ASUS WLAN Settings utility (Infrastructure) ....9 Configuring with ASUS WLAN Settings utility (Ad Hoc) ......10 3. Software Reference ..............11 ASUS WLAN Control Center ...............11 ASUS Wireless Settings Utility ............13 Status - Status ..................13...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Package contents Check the following items in your ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter package. Contact your retailer if any item is damaged or missing. 1 x ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter (WL-130N) 1 x Extension Cable Antenna 1 x Support CD...
  • Page 6: Installation

    Follow these instructions to install the WLAN Adapter utilities and driver. Insert the support CD into your optical drive. If autorun is enabled in your computer, matically displays the utility menu. Click Install ASUS WLAN Card the CD automatically displays the utility menu. Click Utilities/Driver.
  • Page 7: Reading The Wlan Status Indicators

    The device comes with one LED that indicates the status of the WLAN Adapter. ACT LED Blinking: Transmitting data; the blinking speed indicates the link speed. ACT LED OFF: Radio off or Adapter is disabled. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 7 4/10/07 12:29:40 PM...
  • Page 8: Asus One Touch Wizard

    Chapter 2 - Installation ASUS One Touch Wizard Use ASUS One Touch Wizard to setup your wireless connection with an existing wireless LAN. 1. Launch ASUS One Touch Wizard from 2. Select an AP from the Available Networks Start menu and click Next to set up your field, then click Next.
  • Page 9: Configuring With Asus Wlan Settings Utility (infrastructure)

    Chapter 2 - Installation Configuring with ASUS WLAN Settings utility (Infrastructure) Use ASUS WLAN Settings utility to get connected with an existing wireless network. 2. Check the Config page to set the SSID 1. Right-click the wireless connection icon and select Wireless Settings.
  • Page 10: Configuring With Asus Wlan Settings Utility (ad Hoc)

    Chapter 2 - Installation Configuring with ASUS WLAN Settings utility (Ad Hoc) The WLAN Adapter supports Ad Hoc mode which allows communication 2. Click the Config button and set the WLAN 1. Right-click the wireless connection icon Adapter to Ad Hoc connection mode.
  • Page 11: Software Reference

    3. 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 system boots. When WLAN Control Center is running, you can see a Control Center icon on the Windows taskbar.
  • Page 12 Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service or ASUS utilities ® to configure your WLAN Adapter. Taskbar Icon - Launch Wireless Settings Double-click the taskbar icon to launch the ASUS Wireless Settings utility. to launch the ASUS Wireless Settings utility. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 12...
  • Page 13: Asus Wireless Settings Utility

    • select Wireless Settings. NOTE: If you have more than one ASUS WLAN device installed on your computer, you may see a device selection window when you launch the “Wireless Settings” utility. Select the device you want when such situation occurs.
  • Page 14 Change SSID – Click this button to set the SSID to that of the AP you want to connect. Search & Connect – Click this button to connect to an available wireless AP. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 14 4/10/07 12:29:54 PM...
  • Page 15: Status - Connection

    WLAN 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 WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 15 4/10/07 12:29:56 PM...
  • Page 16: Status - Ip Config

    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 WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 16 4/10/07 12:29:58 PM...
  • Page 17: Config - Basic

    The available radio channels depend on the regulations in your country. For the United States (FCC) and Canada (IC), channel 1 to 11 are supported. For Europe (ETSI), channel 1 to 13 are supported. Click Apply to save and activate the new configurations. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 17 4/10/07 12:29:59 PM...
  • Page 18: Config - Advanced

    If there is an excessive number of collisions on the WLAN, experiment with different fragmentation values to increase the reliability of frame transmissions. The default value (2000) is recommended for normal use. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 18 4/10/07 12:30:00 PM...
  • Page 19: Config - Encryption

    WPA-Enerprise/ WPA2-Enterprise - The network is operating in IEEE 802.1x authentication mode. This mode is for environments with RADIUS (Remote Access Dial-in User Service). In a RADIUS environment, three Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) are supported, including PEAP, EPA/TLS, and LEAP. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 19 4/10/07 12:30:01 PM...
  • Page 20: Data Encryption

    WEP Keys. Each Key contains exactly 10 hex digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F). For 128-bits encryption, you are required to enter four WEP Keys. Each Key contains exactly 26 hex digits (0~9, a~f, and A~F). ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 20 4/10/07 12:30:02 PM...
  • Page 21 128 bits (104 + 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 WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 21 4/10/07 12:30:02 PM...
  • Page 22: Config - Authentication

    Use the Site Survey tab to view statistics on the wireless networks available to the WLAN Adapter and their parameters. SSID: The SSID of the available • networks. Channel: The channel used by each • network. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 22 4/10/07 12:30:04 PM...
  • Page 23: About - Version Info

    The version information includes the Ndis version, Driver, Driver Version and EEPROM Version. This screen is an example only. Your version numbers will be different from what are shown here. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 23 4/10/07 12:30:05 PM...
  • Page 24: Link State

    Excellent Link Quality (Infrastructure) Good Link Quality (Infrastructure) Fair Link Quality (Infrastructure) Poor Link Quality (Infrastructure) Not linked (Infrastructure) Exit Wireless Settings To exit Wireless Settings, you can click OK or Cancel. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 24 4/10/07 12:30:07 PM...
  • Page 25: Windows ® Xp/2003 Wireless Options

    Wireless Zero Configuration service to configure the WLAN Adapter. Only use our WLAN utilities and disable wireless function – Only use ASUS WLAN utilities to configure the WLAN Adapter. (recommended) You can open the Wireless Option setting window at any time by left- clicking the control center icon and choosing Wireless Option.
  • Page 26 Move up and Move down bar meaning poor signal. 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 WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 26 4/10/07 12:30:21 PM...
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    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 WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 27 4/10/07 12:30:21 PM...
  • Page 28 WLAN Adapter away from microwave ovens and large metal objects. Then try to reorient the WLAN Adapter antenna. Second is the distance, decrease the distance between your WLAN Adapter and the access point or station (or another WLAN Adapter). ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 28 4/10/07 12:30:22 PM...
  • Page 29: Glossary

    COFDM delivers higher data rates and a high degree of multipath reflection recovery, thanks to its encoding scheme and error correction. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 29 4/10/07 12:30:23 PM...
  • Page 30 Spread spectrum (broadband) uses a narrowband signal to spread the transmission over a segment of the radio frequency band or spectrum. Direct-sequence is a spread spectrum technique where the transmitted signal is spread over a particular frequency range. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 30 4/10/07 12:30:23 PM...
  • Page 31 (LANs) can be configured as an Extended Service Set. ESSID (Extended Service Set Identifier) You must have the same ESSID entered into the gateway and each of its wireless clients. The ESSID is a unique identifier for your wireless network. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 31 4/10/07 12:30:24 PM...
  • Page 32 Ethernet and Fast Ethernet, 802.11b and 802.11a use an identical MAC (Media Access Control). However, while Fast Ethernet uses the same physical-layer encoding scheme as Ethernet (only faster), 802.11a uses an entirely different encoding scheme, called OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing). ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 32 4/10/07 12:30:24 PM...
  • Page 33 The real data throughout is estimated to reach a theoretical 300 Mbps, and should be up to 30 times faster than 802.11b, and up to 6 times faster than 802.11g. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 33 4/10/07 12:30:25 PM...
  • 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 Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 34 4/10/07 12:30:26 PM...
  • Page 35 Unchecking this option hides the SSID to prevent other wireless devices from recognizing and connecting to the device. Station Any device containing IEEE 802.11 wireless medium access conformity. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 35 4/10/07 12:30:26 PM...
  • Page 36: Subnet Mask

    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 Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 36 4/10/07 12:30:27 PM...
  • Page 37: Appendix

    Safety Information To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and your body. Use on the supplied antenna. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 37 4/10/07 12:30:29 PM...
  • Page 38: Ce Mark Warning

    These are considered relevant and sufficient. 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. ASUS WLAN Adapter WL-130N_manual.indd 38 4/10/07 12:30:30 PM...

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