AC Wi-Fi
User Manual
F9L1109V1 8820-01381 Rev. A00


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    AC Wi-Fi ® DUAL -BAND User Manual USB ADAPTER F9L1109V1 8820-01381 Rev. A00...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Benefits of a Home Network.

  • Page 3: Introduction, Benefits Of A Home Network

    INTRODUCTION Thank you for purchasing the Belkin AC Wi-Fi Dual-Band USB Adapter. Now you can take advantage of this great new technology and gain the freedom to network your home and office computers wirelessly. This Adapter allows you to connect a notebook or desktop computer to your network.

  • Page 4: Advantages Of A Wireless Network

    INTRODUCTION Advantages of a Wireless Network • M obility – you’ll no longer need a dedicated “computer room”—now you can work on a networked laptop or desktop computer anywhere within your wireless range • Easy installation – Belkin Easy Installation Wizards make setup simple • Flexibility – set up and access printers, computers, and other networking devices from anywhere in your home • E asy expansion – the wide range of Belkin networking products let you expand your network to include devices such as printers and gaming consoles • No cabling required – you can spare the expense and hassle of retrofitting Ethernet cabling throughout the home or office • Widespread industry acceptance – choose from a wide range of interoperable networking products...

  • Page 5: Performance

    10 feet from the wireless router (or access point) in order to see if distance is the problem. If difficulties persist even at close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support. Note: While some of the items listed below can affect network performance, they will not prohibit your wireless network from...

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    To achieve the best wireless network coverage for your “wireless • Refrigerators clients,” (i.e., computers enabled by Belkin Adapters or Cards): • Washers and/or dryers • E nsure that your wireless router’s (or access point’s) antennas are parallel to each other, and are positioned • Metal cabinets...

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    Use the • T ry moving cordless phones away from the wireless router Site Survey capabilities of your Belkin Wireless Networking (or access point) and your wireless-enabled computers. Utility to locate any other wireless networks, and move your wireless router (or access point) and computers to a • U nplug and remove the battery from any cordless phone that...

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    For more information regarding our networking • V irtual Private Network (VPN) connections, often products, visit our website at used to connect remotely to an office network networking or call Belkin Technical Support. • T he “Bring Your Own Access” program from America Online (AOL), which lets you use AOL through broadband provided by another cable or DSL service • Most online banking websites...

  • Page 9: Overview, Product Features

    OVERVIEW Product Features The Adapter complies with the IEEE 802.11ac draft specification to communicate with other 802.11ac-compliant wireless devices up to 867Mpbs*. The Adapter complies with the IEEE 802.11n specification to communicate with other 802.11n-compliant wireless devices at up to 300Mbps*. The Adapter is also compatible with 802.11a/g devices at 54Mbps as well as 802.11b products at 11Mbps. The Adapter can operate on the same 2.4GHz frequency band as 802.11b/g Wi-Fi products or 5GHz frequency band as 802.11a Wi-Fi products. • 2.4GHz or 5GHz band operation • U SB 3.0 interface, for operation in virtually any computer with a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 bus-power port • W PA, WPA2, 64-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), or 128-bit WEP encryption...

  • Page 10: Applications And Advantages

    OVERVIEW Applications and Advantages • W ireless roaming with a laptop around the home or office Offers the freedom of networking without cables • Connection rates of up to 867Mbps* Provides immediate high-speed wireless connectivity at home, work, and hotspot locations without compromising the use of existing 802.11b/g products • Compatibility with 802.11a/b/g products The Adapter is backward-compatible with existing Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g) products • Difficult-to-wire environments Enables networking in buildings with solid or finished walls, or open areas where wiring is difficult to install • Frequently changing environments Adapts easily in offices or environments that frequently rearrange or change locations...

  • Page 11: Product Specifications

    OVERVIEW Product Specifications Host Interface: USB3.0 Operating Temperature: 32–131 degrees F (0–55 degrees C) Storage Temperature: -4–149 degrees F (-20–65 degrees C) Humidity: Max. 90% (non-condensing) Maximum Operating Range: Up to 1,200 ft.** *NOTE: The standard transmission rate—867Mbps—is the physical data rate . Actual data throughput will be lower . **Wireless performance may vary depending on the networking environment. (a) Power/Status LED Lights when the Adapter is powered on and flashes when it is active. (b) WPS/Security LED Indicates security status and provides feedback during Wi-Fi Protected Setup handshaking.

  • Page 12: System Requirements

    OVERVIEW Package Includes: System Requirements AC Wi-Fi Dual-Band USB Adapter • PC with available USB port Setup CD with User Manual • PC running Windows XP (SP2 or greater***), ® Windows Vista , Windows 7, or Windows 8 ® • CD-ROM drive Specifications • USB 3.0 Interface ***Some WPS functionality will be limited on XP service pack 2 without installing some Windows updates.

  • Page 13: Installing And Setting Up The Adapter

    A.1 Insert the Installation Software CD into your CD-ROM drive. A.2 Click “Next” to begin the installation process. Note: If the Belkin Wireless Card Installer screen does not appear within 20 seconds, access your CD-ROM by double-clicking on the “My Computer” icon; then double-click on the CD-ROM drive into which the installation CD has been placed.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER A.3 The InstallShield Wizard will start the installation process.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER A.8 A window may appear showing the message, “Windows can’t verify the publisher of this driver software”. This DOES NOT indicate a problem. Our software has been fully tested and is compatible with this operating system. Click on “Install this driver software anyway” to continue.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER A.9 When prompted, plug in your Adapter. A.11 Click “Finish” to restart your computer. A.10 When the installation completes, you will see the following pop-up message on your Windows taskbar.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER A.12 To connect to the Internet, open the Network and Sharing Center A.13 In the Control Panel, click on “View network status and tasks”. by first opening the Control Panel from the “Start” menu.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER A.14 In the Network and Sharing Center, A.15 I n the next screen, select an available click on “Connect to a network”. wireless network and click “Connect”.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER A.16 Your Adapter will attempt to connect to the selected network. A.17 Depending on the security settings of your wireless network, you may be prompted to enter a network security key or a passphrase. Click “Connect” after you have done so.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER A.18 After connecting to the network, you can choose to save this A.19 The Network and Sharing Center now indicates the network network and connect automatically when your Adapter is in range. connection that you have just made. The links on the left of the window allow you to configure your network connections.

  • Page 22: B. Installation Process For Windows Xp

    B.2 The Belkin Wireless Adapter Installer screen will automatically appear within up to 20 seconds. Click “Install Software” or “Next” to start the installation. Note: If the Belkin Wireless Adapter Installer screen does not appear within 20 seconds, access your CD-ROM by double- clicking on the “My Computer” icon; then double-click on the CD-ROM drive into which the installation CD has been placed.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER B.3 The InstallShield Wizard starts the installation process. B.4 Select a destination folder for the software installation by clicking “Browse”; or, simply click “Next” to select a default location...

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER B.5 A Setup Status screen lets you know where you are in the setup process.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER B.8 After the software installation is finished, the following message will appear. Connect the Adapter to your computer.

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    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER B.9 C lick “Finish” again to exit the InstallShield Wizard. B.10 Depending on which operating system you are using, you might be required to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. Save your data and close all other applications. Then, click on “Finish”...

  • Page 27: Connecting To A Secure Wi-fi ® Network

    INSTALLING AND SETTING UP THE ADAPTER Connecting to a Secure Wi-Fi Network ® If you choose to connect to a secure network, determine the type of security (WPA/WPA2 or WEP) and use the appropriate field in the dialog box. Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is a less secure, but more widely adopted wireless security protocol. Depending on the security level (64- or 128-bit), the user will be asked to input a 10- or 26-character hex key. A hex key is a combination of letters, a–f, and numbers, 0–9.

  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    Belkin Technical Support. If this is NOT the case, make sure: • The router’s power cord is plugged in. • All cables are connected between the router and the modem. • A ll the modem’s LEDs are functioning correctly. If not, see your modem’s user manual. • Reboot the router. • Reboot the modem. If you continue to have issues, please contact Belkin Technical Support. If you are not using a Belkin Wireless Router, consult that router manufacturer’s user guide.

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    “Wireless Networks” screen. Click “Add” if you do not see the network you are trying to connect to and type in the SSID. For more information about setting up an SSID, please reference your router manufacturer’s user manual. If issues persist even at close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support.

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    10 feet away from the wireless router (or access point). Please see the section titled, “Placement of your Wireless Networking Hardware for Optimal Performance.” If issues persist even at close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support.

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    For more assistance, see your wireless card’s literature. If issues network can improve performance and reliability. The default channel persist even at close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support. the router is shipped with is channel 6. You may choose from several other channels depending on your region; see your router’s (or access...

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    This condition occurs if your computer has a built-in card while your Adapter is also active. This happens because wireless card while your Belkin AC Wi-Fi Dual-Band USB Windows must now handle two active network connections. Adapter is also active. This happens because Windows You must disable the Ethernet card from your computer must now handle two active wireless connections.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING What’s the difference between 802.11n and 802.11ac? Currently there are three commonly used wireless networking standards, which transmit data at very different maximum speeds. Each is based on the designation for certifying network standards. The most common wireless networking standard, 802.11n, can transmit information up to 450Mbps; 802.11a also supports up to 54Mbps, but in the 5GHz frequency; and 802.11ac draft specification can connect at up to 1.3Gbps (3x3, 256 QAM). See the following chart for more detailed information. Belkin Wireless Comparison Chart Wireless N150 N300 MIMO N750 Dual-Band AC Wi-Fi Dual-Band Technology MIMO USB Adapter (802.11g) (1x1 802.11n) 802.11n 802.11n Speed/Data Rate* Up to 54Mbps* Up to 150Mbps* Up to 300Mbps* Up to 450Mbps*...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING Technical Support Australia New Zealand Singapore 1800 622 1130 Europe

  • Page 35: Information

    FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. We, Belkin International, Inc., of 12045 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094, declare under our sole responsibility that the This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency product, F9L1106V2, to which this declaration relates, complies energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

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    The FCC requires the user to be notified that any operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. changes or modifications to this device that are not expressly approved by Belkin International, Inc., may Cet appareil et son antenne (s) ne doit pas être void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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    Belkin International, Inc. (“Belkin”) warrants to the original to co-channel mobile satellite systems. purchaser of this Belkin product that the product shall be free of defects in design, assembly, material, or workmanship. Les dispositifs fonctionnant dans la bande 5150-5250 MHz sont réservés uniquement pour une utilisation à l’intérieur afin de...

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    INFORMATION What is not covered by this warranty? How to get service . All above warranties are null and void if the Belkin product is To get service for your Belkin product you must take the following steps: not provided to Belkin for inspection upon Belkin’s request at the sole expense of the purchaser, or if Belkin determines that 1. C ontact Belkin International, Inc., at 12045 E. Waterfront the Belkin product has been improperly installed, altered in Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094, Attn: Customer Service, or any way, or tampered with.

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    © 2013 Belkin International, Inc. All rights reserved. All trade names are registered trademarks of respective manufacturers listed. Windows and Windows Vista are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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