Chapter 3 - Software Reference
Scanning... : The station is trying to authenticate and associate with an access
point or Ad Hoc node.
Disconnected: The WLAN Adapter is installed to the system, but not yet
connected to a wireless device.
Displays the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the device that the adapter
is either associated or intending to join.
Shows the hardware address of the WLAN Adapter. MAC
address is a unique identifier for networking devices (typically written as twelve
hexadecimal digits from 0 through 9 and A through F separated by colons, i.e.
Displays the radio channel to which the adapter
is currently tuned. This number changes as the radio scans the available
channels. When data transmition is in processing, this number displays the
radio channel which the adapter is currently using.
Current Data Rate:
Display the data rate that the adpter support. When
data transmition is in processing, this number displays the current data rate in
megabits per second (Mbps).
Shows the wireless radio status: ON or OFF.
Radio On - When the wireless radio is turned ON, the icon on the right appears
in the upper left of the Status page.
Radio Off- When the wireless radio is turned OFF, the icon on the right
appears in the upper left of the Status page.
Rescan – Make the WLAN Adapter rescan all available devices. If the
current link quality or signal strength is poor, rescanning can be used to
push the radio off a weak access point and search for a better link with another
access point. This function usually takes several seconds.
Change SSID – Click this button to set the SSID to that of the AP you want to
Search & Connect – Click this button to connect to an available wireless AP.
ASUS WLAN Adapter
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