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HP Wireless USB Network Adapter hn210w User Manual

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    The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard (HP) makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for any errors or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    contents introduction ............. 5 hp digital home networking wireless USB network adapter ............. 5 features ................. 6 getting to know the wireless USB network adapter..7 port................7 LEDs................8 USB icon ............... 9 USB cabling ..............10 setting up a wireless network.......... 11 wireless FAQs............

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  • Page 5: Introduction

    introduction hp digital home networking wireless USB network adapter Congratulations on your purchase of the HP Digital Home Networking Wireless USB Network Adapter. The Wireless USB Network Adapter operates on the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) transmission to implement the IEEE 802.11b standard being developed for the wireless industry.

  • Page 6: Features

    wireless USB network adapter features The Wireless USB Network Adapter is compatible with Windows 98, Millenium, 2000, and XP operating systems, and includes the following: 2.4 Ghz frequency band, compliant with world standards ❑ Wireless interface is compliant with the IEEE 802.11b standard ❑...

  • Page 7: Getting To Know The Wireless Usb Network Adapter

    getting to know the wireless USB network adapter port Wireless USB Network Adapter USB port to USB port Connect the Wireless USB Network Adapter to your computer through the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type B port.

  • Page 8: Leds

    wireless USB network adapter LEDs Wireless USB Network Adapter LEDs Power Link Power Lights green when the adapter is powered Link Lights red when the adapter has an active connection. If the LED is not lit, the adapter is not interfacing with the network.

  • Page 9: Usb Icon

    USB icon USB icon The USB icon identifies a USB port. USB icon...

  • Page 10: Usb Cabling

    wireless USB network adapter USB cabling The Wireless USB Network Adapter comes with one USB cable. The cable has two plugs: Type A rectangular plug ❑ Type B square plug ❑ USB plugs Type A Type B connecting the cable Follow the steps below to connect the cable: 1 Connect the Type B square plug to the Wireless USB Network Adapter.

  • Page 11: Setting Up A Wireless Network

    setting up a wireless network setting up a wireless network network topology A wireless Local Area Network (LAN) uses a wireless adapter to connect each computer to the network. Computers in a wireless network must be configured to share the same radio channel. The Wireless USB Network Adapter provides wireless computers access to a wired network.

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  • Page 13: Wireless Faqs

    wireless FAQs Can I run an application from a remote computer over the wireless network? This depends on whether the application is designed to be used over a network. Consult the application’s documentation to determine if it supports operation over a network Can I play computer games with other members of the wireless network? Yes, as long as the game supports multiple players over a local area network (LAN).

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  • Page 15: Troubleshooting

    troubleshooting My computer does not recognize the Wireless USB Network Adapter. Verify that the USB cable is properly connected to both the Type B USB adapter ❑ port and the Type A USB computer port. Verify that the USB controller is enabled in the computer’s BIOS. Check your ❑...

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  • Page 17: Specifications

    specifications general Model number hn210w Standards IEEE 802.11b, USB 1.0, 1.1 Port one USB Type B port Channels 11 channels (U.S., Canada) 13 channels (Europe) 14 channels (Japan) Operating range: indoors up to 30 meters (100 ft) at up to 11 Mbps up to 50 meters (165 ft) at up to 5.5 Mbps up to 70 meters (230 ft) at up to 2 Mbps up to 91 meters (300 ft) at up to 1 Mbps...

  • Page 18: Environmental

    wireless USB network adapter environmental Dimensions 123 mm x 86mm x 28mm (4.84 in x 3.38 in x 1.10 in) Power 5V DC, 250mA Tx, 100mA Rx, 30mA standby Certifications FCC Part 15, Classes B and C Operating temperature 32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C) Storage temperature –13°...

  • Page 19: Glossary

    glossary 10BaseT Ethernet standard topology for twisted pair (T) cabling (transfer rate of 10 Mbps over 100 meters). 100BaseT Fast Ethernet twisted pair cabling (transfer rate of 100 Mbps over 100 meters). ad-hoc network Group of computers, each with a wireless LAN network adapter, connected as an independent wireless local area network for the duration of a single communications session.

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    wireless USB network adapter client/server network Network in which one computer (the “server”) shares resources with other computers, called “clients” (as opposed to a peer-to-peer network). CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detect) The protocol for carrier transmission access in an Ethernet network in which each device senses whether the line is idle and then sends data.

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    glossary DNS (Domain Name System) Method for matching Internet domain names with IP addresses. When a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is entered into a Web browser, a domain name server retrieves the corresponding IP address for the domain name specified (“name resolution”) and sends the request to the appropriate server.

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    wireless USB network adapter FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) Uses a narrowband carrier that changes frequency in a pattern known to both transmitter and receiver. Properly synchronized, the net effect is to maintain a single logical channel. To an unintended receiver, FHSS appears to be short- duration impulse noise.

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    glossary Internet Worldwide network of networks linking millions of computers together; see also WAN (Wide Area Network). intranet Private home or business network. IP (Internet Protocol) address A unique 12-digit number (for example, identifying each sender and receiver of network packets across the Internet. IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) A developing standard for security on the Internet.

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    wireless USB network adapter network System connecting two or more computers and peripherals enabling them to communicate and share resources. network adapter See NIC (Network Interface Card). network mask See subnet mask. NIC (Network Interface Card) Card or adapter that allows a computer to connect to a network. Also called a network adapter.

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    glossary PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) Protocol allowing corporations to extend their corporate network over the Internet through private “tunnels.” This has the effect of using the Internet as a large private local area network known as a “virtual private network” or VPN. print server A hardware device that enables a printer to be connected directly to a network.

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    wireless USB network adapter server Computer on a network that provides services to other computers on the network. SPI (stateful packet inspection) The ability of a firewall to remember outgoing requests to the Internet from internal network users and only allow responses to those requests back through the firewall, thus denying attempts to access the local network that have not been requested.

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    glossary TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) Basic communication language of the Internet (but can also be used in private networks). TCP keeps track of individual data packets, while IP handles the actual delivery of the data. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) A simple, easy-to-implement protocol for transferring files on a network that lacks most of the features of a normal File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program (it cannot list directories or authenticate users).

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  • Page 29: Index

    index cabling USB cabling 10 USB 10 USB icon (pictured) 9 USB port 7 features 6 summarized 5 glossary 19 indicators 8 introduction 5 LEDs 8 link LED 8 listed 6 network topology 11 port 7 power LED 8 roaming 11 setting up 11 specifications environmental 18...

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  • Page 31: Regulatory Notices

    Pursuant to Part 15.21 of the FCC Rules, any changes or modifications to this equipment not ❑ expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard Company may cause harmful interference, and void your authority to operate this equipment. To maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations, use only cable accessories provided.

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