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Asus WL-167g deluxe User Manual

Wireless local area network adapter for 802.11g & 802.11b wireless networks.
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Wireless Local Area Network Adapter
WL-167g Deluxe
(For 802.11g & 802.11b Wireless Networks)
User's Manual
E1971 / Apr 2005

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  • Page 1 ® Wireless Local Area Network Adapter WL-167g Deluxe (For 802.11g & 802.11b Wireless Networks) User’s Manual E1971 / Apr 2005...
  • Page 2: Copyright Information

    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification or alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Technical Support

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

    System requirements ............... 11 Installation procedures ..............11 Installing drivers and utilities ............11 Installing the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter ......12 Support software overview ............13 One Touch Wizard (new wireless LAN) ........14 One Touch Wizard (existing LAN) ..........15 Configuring the Wireless LAN utility ..........
  • Page 5 Mobile Manager ................31 Creating a new configuration ............33 Editing a configuration ..............36 Site Monitor ..................40 Launching Site Monitor ..............40 Site Monitor main window ............. 40 Monitoring a connection ..............41 Troubleshooting ................. 42 ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 6 ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 7: Introduction

    The ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter is an easy-to-install and use wireless LAN adapter. Conforming to IEEE 802.11g standard for wireless local area network (WLAN), the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter is capable of up to 54Mbps data transmission rate using the Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing technologies.
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Package contents Check the following items in your ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter package. Contact your retailer if any item is damaged or missing. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter (WL-167g) USB 2.0 extension cable (type A to type A) USB 2.0 universal joint...
  • Page 9: Features

    There is no wireless data activity. The adapter is receiving power from the USB port. The adapter is not receiving power from the USB port. The adapter may be disconnected or the computer is OFF. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 10: Network Setup

    Chapter 1 - Introduction Network setup The ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter may be used in both Ad-hoc and Infrastructure network types. The following sections decribe the device functions in these network types. Ad-hoc network In an Ad-hoc network type, the device connects to another wireless LAN adapter in a wireless network.
  • Page 11: System Requirements

    Chapter 2 - Installation System requirements Before installing the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter, make sure that your system meets the following requirements: ® ® • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD K7/K8 system • Minimum 64MB system memory ® •...
  • Page 12: Installing The Asus Usb Wireless Lan Adapter

    Chapter 2 - Installation Installing the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter To install the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter in your computer: 1. Insert to any USB port. • Notebook PC: Insert into any USB port using the correct orientation.
  • Page 13: Support Software Overview

    XP users - A Windows Logo Testing Not Found dialog box may appear. Click Continue Anyway to proceed. 3. Configure the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter After completing installation, configure the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter using ASUS Wireless Settings. Support software overview...
  • Page 14: One Touch Wizard (new Wireless Lan)

    4. Click OK to start ICSS setup. wizard or click Next to continue with more advanced features. 5. Select your Internet connection from the list. 6. Setup is complete. You can review your set- tings here. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 15: One Touch Wizard (existing Lan)

    2. Select an AP from the available networks. 1. Select Connect to... and click Next to use the simplest configuration or select another option first. 3. Setup is complete. Click Finish to exit the wizard. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 16: Configuring The Wireless Lan Utility

    6. You can also see the connection quality on 5. Check the “Status” page to see the “Asso- the “Connection” page. Click OK to exit the ciation State”. It should show “Connected - utility. xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx”. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 17: Soft Ap (windows Xp Only)

    Other computers can send and receive email and access the Web as if it were connected directly to the Internet. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 18: Access Control

    Encryption Page Enter a MAC Address on the Access Control Clicking Apply after configuring Soft AP will page and select “Accept” or “Reject” or “Dis- show the “Access Control” tab. able” from the pull-down menu. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 19 IMPORTANT: If the end points of a chain are connected to each other a loop is created. Normally it is advised to avoid loops involv- ing bridges as it can lead to performance breakdowns, and broad- cast and multicast storms. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 20 Chapter 2 - Installation ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 21: Software Reference

    Internet Not linked but connected Not linked and not to the Internet connected to the Internet Ad-hoc network (wireless LAN adapter to other Wi-Fi device) Linked Not Linked Connected to the Internet ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 22: Wlan Control Center

    XP wireless networking environment. The Wireless Option window appears when you select this option. Select “Only use ASUS utilities and disable XP wireless function” to avail all ASUS USB wireless LAN adapter features. Click OK. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 23: Wireless Settings

    Chapter 3 - Reference Wireless Settings The Wireless Settings is the main interface that allows you to control the ASUS wireless LAN adapter. Use the Wireless Settings to Tabbed property sheets view the operational and connection status, or to modify the wireless LAN adapter configuration.
  • Page 24 Ping. Click to display the Ping tab. Use ping to verify a connection to a particular host name or IP address. Note: The IP Release and IP Renew buttons may only be used on a DHCP-configured wireless LAN adapter. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 25 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 USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 26: Configuration

    When the “Data Rate” is changed, the adapter will survey available APs and connect to the AP with the strongest signal. Others. Click the WEP or Advanced link to open the Encryption or Advanced property tab sheet. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 27: Encryption Tab

    This lower level of WEP encryption uses a 40-bit (10 hexadecimal digits assigned by the user) secret key and a 24-bit Initialization Vector assigned by the wireless LAN adapter. 104-bit and 128-bit WEP keys use the same encryption method. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 28: Site Survey

    Ad-hoc network type. WEP - shows whether a network has an enabled (On) or disabled (Off) WEP encryption. Select an available network and click Connect to establish connection. Click Search to rescan available networks. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 29: About Wireless Settings

    Refer to the table below for icon indications. Table of Icon Indications Excellent link quality (Infrastructure) Not linked (Infrastructure) Good link quality (Infrastructure) Linked (Ad-hoc) Fair link quality (Infrastructure) Not linked (Ad-hoc) Poor link quality (Infrastructure) Scanning ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 30: Command Icons

    Preferences - The Preferences window allows you to customize the Control Center Utility settings. About Control Center Select the About Control Center option to display the Control Center software version and copyright information. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 31: Mobile Manager

    To launch the Mobile Manager utility: ® 1. Click the Windows Start button. Select Programs > ASUS Utility > WLAN Card > Mobile Manager, or right-click the Control Center icon on the ® Windows taskbar, then select Mobile Manager.
  • Page 32: File Menu

    – Select to close the Mobile Manager utility. Mobilize menu Auto Roaming – Activating this option allows the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter to switch to another association you have specified when changes to an existing association occured. If no associations are made, Auto Roaming automatically connects to a wireless network based on your specified configurations.
  • Page 33: Creating A New Configuration

    – Displays the WinHelp window for online help. About Mobile Manager – Displays the Mobile Manager version number and copyright information. Click on the ASUS logo to open the ASUS website. Creating a new configuration To create a new configuration: 1.
  • Page 34 • Wired Local Area Network Configuration. Select this if your computer has an installed network interface card other than ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter. • Dialup Networking Configuration. Select this option if your computer has an installed modem.
  • Page 35 Click Next when finished. 8. Check Activate Configuration Now option to start using the created configuration. The Mobile Manager window displays the created configuration when it is not activated. Click Finish to close the wizard. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 36: Editing A Configuration

    Network Type Infrastructure – Select Infrastructure mode to establish connection to an access point. Ad-hoc – Select the Ad-hoc mode to communicate directly with other Wireless LAN devices without using an access point. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 37 LAN. You can only connect with an Access Point, that has the same SSID. Use different SSIDs to segment the wireless LAN and add security. Channel – The Channel field allow you to select the radio channel for the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter. In an Infrastructure network, your wireless LAN adapter automatically selects the correct frequency channel required to communicate with an Access Point.
  • Page 38: Internet Settings

    (Intranet) and the Internet. A proxy server restricts other people on the Internet from gaining access to confidential information on your internal network or your computer. Disable Proxy Server – Allows you to disable the proxy server. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 39 Command buttons Use these buttons to activate, save, or cancel changes made in the configuration. Click Close to close the Edit Configuration window. Click Help to view the help files. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 40: Site Monitor

    Launching Site Monitor To launch the Site Monitor: ® • Click the Windows Start button, then select Programs > ASUS Utility > WLAN Card > Site Monitor, or • Right-click the Control Center icon on the Windows taskbar, then select Site Monitor.
  • Page 41: Monitoring A Connection

    During the test, the Start button toggles to Stop. Click Start button to begin the link test. Click the Stop button at any time to stop the test. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    Re-install the device driver following the instructions below. A yellow exclamation point or a red plus sign appears on the ASUS 802.11b Network Adapter or ASUS 802.11g Network Adapter item. The device driver is not properly installed. Follow these instructions to uninstall and re-install the driver.
  • Page 43 WEP encryption, you must set the same WEP keys for the device and the other AP/s and/or clients. • Check the TCP/IP settings (IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS) of your computer. • Enable file and printer sharing in each client computer to allow file sharing. ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter...
  • Page 44 Why do I got the warning “Hi-Speed USB Device Plugged Into Non-Hi-Speed USB Hub” message when I connected the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter to the USB port? This warning mesage appears when you plug the ASUS USB Wireless LAN Adapter to a USB 1.1 port. •...

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