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D-Link AirPlus X
2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter
Version 1.02
Building Networks for People


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    D-Link AirPlus X TREME DWL-G520 2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter Manual Version 1.02 Building Networks for People...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ................3 Introduction....................4 Wireless Basics ..................6 Getting Started ..................10 Using the Configuration Utility ..............13 Networking Basics ................20 Troubleshooting ...................33 Technical Specifications ..............38 Contacting Technical Support ..............40 Warranty and Registration ..............41...

  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 2.4 GHz - 54Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter Manual, Warranty and Drivers on CD Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements for Configuration:...

  • Page 4: Introduction

    Unlike most network cards, the DWL-G520 provides data transfers at up to 54 Mbps (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G products. The 802.11g standard is backwards compatible with 802.11b products.This means that you do not need to change your entire network to maintain connectivity.

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    Features Five times faster - achieve data transfer speeds up to 54 Mbps; up to 5x faster than conventional 802.11b networks, when used with other 802.11g devices Integrates into existing 802.11b wireless networks - no need to invest in all new devices; the DWL-G520 is interoperable with existing 802.11b devices to provide a wireless data rate of up to 11Mbps Stronger Security than ever before with WPA* - Wi Fi Protected Access authorizes and identifies users based on a secret key that changes automati-...

  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Wireless Basics D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to- use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business or public access wireless networks. D-Link wireless products will allow you access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.

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    The DWL-G520 is compatible with the following wireless products: D-Link AirPlusXtreme G DI-624 High-Speed 2.4GHz Wireless Router D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G650 Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520...

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    OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk (interference) in signal transmissions. The D-Link DWL-G520 will automatically sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and range possible.

  • Page 9: Installation Considerations

    Wireless Basics (continued) Installation Considerations The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G520 lets you access your network, using a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.

  • Page 10: Getting Started

    D-Link network devices: A wireless Router - D-Link AirPro DI-754 A laptop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPro DWL-A650 or AirPlus DWL-650+ A desktop computer with a wireless adapter - D-Link AirPro DWL-A520 or...

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    DI-624 wireless broadband router using an Ethernet cable. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter for com- plete installation instructions.) Install the drivers for the D-Link DWL-G520 wireless PCI adapter into a desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the DWL-G520.)

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    Getting Started Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Install the D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless PCI adapter into the desktop computer. (See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product for installation instructions.) Install the DWL-G650 into a laptop computer. (See the Quick...

  • Page 13: Using The Configuration Utility

    After you have done this, you can then use the D-Link Configuration utility with Before you use the configuration utility for the DWL-G520, you must install the drivers and the configuration utility from the CD-ROM that came with the DWL-G520.

  • Page 14: Configuration Utility

    Configuration Utility Link Info Status: Displays the MAC Address of the Access Point that is associated with the DWL-G520. SSID: The Service Set Identifier is the name assigned to the wireless network. The factory SSID setting is set to default. TxRate: The default setting is Auto;...

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    Configuration Utility D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter Configuration This configuration screen displays the default settings for the DWL-G520 To communicate on the network all devices must have the same settings for the following properties: SSID - (Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a wireless network. Access Points and wireless clients attempting to connect to a specific WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) must use the same SSID.

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    Configuration Utility Encryption Data Encryption – enable Encryption by clicking on the box. Encryption is disabled as the default setting. Authorization mode – choose one of the following modes: Open Authentication – communicates the key across the network Shared Authentication – allows communication only with other devices with identical WEP settings Auto –...

  • Page 17: Site Survey

    Configuration Utility Site Survey Available Networks The top section of the window displays the Available Networks. Scroll up and down the list and highlight the network to which you wish to connect. Click on the Connect button. Profiles In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have created for the wireless network at home, at the office and in public places.

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    Configuration Utility Add New Profile In this window you can configure all the properties of a profile in order to connect with a network of your choice. After you have entered your changes in this window, click OK to save the changes.

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    Configuration Utility About The ABOUT screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-G520.

  • Page 20: Networking Basics

    Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work, using Microsoft Windows XP. Note: Please refer to websites such as for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98SE.

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    Networking Basics Please follow all the instructions in this window: Click Next In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the second option as shown. Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.) Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Click Next...

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    Networking Basics Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes. When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes. Forma...

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    Networking Basics In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create a Please wait while Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network. Click Next. Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.

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    Networking Basics Please read the information under Here’s how in the screen below. After you complete the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.

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    Networking Basics Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network.

  • Page 27: Naming Your Computer

    Networking Basics Naming your Computer To name your computer, please follow these directions:In Windows XP: Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen) Right-click on My Computer Select Properties and click Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.

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    Networking Basics Naming your Computer In this window, enter the Computer name Select Workgroup and enter the name of the Workgroup All computers on your network must have the same Workgroup name. Click OK Checking the IP Address in Windows XP The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Ad- dress range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP Address Range.) To check on the IP Address of the adapter, please do the following:...

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    Networking Basics Checking the IP Address in Windows XP This window will appear. Click the Support tab Click Close Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad- dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configura- tion Protocol) technology.

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Click (TCP Click Double-click on Network Connections Select Use address in Protocol (T window (sho Right-click on Local Area Connections Double-click on Properties...

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    Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000 D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click Properties In the window below, select Use the following IP Address. Input your IP Address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be within the same range.

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    Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and 2000 Go to Start > Run > type cmd. A window similar to this one will appear. Type ping, where xxx is the IP Address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.

  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Double This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and Adapte operation of the DWL-G520. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. Right- (The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you have a different operating system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.) AirPro Wirele...

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    Double-click on Network Adapters Right-click on D-Link DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Adapter D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G520 D-Link AirPro DWL-AB650 Wireless Cardbus Adapter Select Properties to check that the drivers are in- stalled properly D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G520 Look under Device Status to check that the...

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    Troubleshooting 2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router. Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-G520 PCI adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless router. Move the DWL-G520 and Access Point or Wireless router into the same room and then test the wireless connection.

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    In Infrastructure mode, make sure the same Service Set Identifier (SSID) is specified on the settings for the wireless clients and access points. The SSID factory default setting for the D-Link Air, AirPlus and AirPro products is default. (Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar.

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    Troubleshooting Check that the Network Connection for the wireless client is configured properly. Select AP (Infrastructure) when connecting to an access point and select Ad-Hoc mode when connecting without an access point. Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click on Configuration to change the settings for the wireless adapter.

  • Page 38: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Standards IEEE 802.11g IEEE 802.11 IEEE 802.11b Bus Type: PCI 2.2 Data Rates: With Automatic Fallback 54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps; 12Mbps; 11Mbps; 9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps Security: 802.1x WPA* - Wi-Fi Protected Access (64-,128-WEP with TKIP, MIC, IV Expansion, Shared Key Authentication) Media Access Control: CSMA/CA with ACK...

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    Technical Specifications Receiver Sensitivity: 54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-68dBm 48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-68dBm 36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-75dBm 24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-79dBm 18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-82dBm 12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-84dBm 11Mbps CCK, 8% PER, -82dBm 9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-87dBm 6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-88dBm 5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-85dBm 2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER,-86dBm 1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER,-89dBm...

  • Page 40: Contacting Technical Support

    Technical Support You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our website, or by phone.

  • Page 41: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.

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    D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product...

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    D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior notice.

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