D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Manual

D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Manual

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AirPlus DWL-520+
D-Link
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Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless PCI Adapter
Manual
Rev. 051002
Building Networks for People

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  • Page 1 AirPlus DWL-520+ D-Link ® Enhanced 2.4 GHz Wireless PCI Adapter Manual Rev. 051002 Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ..........3 Introduction............4 Wireless Basics ..........6 Getting Started ..........9 Installing the DWL-520+ ........12 Using the Configuration Utility ......15 Troubleshooting..........22 Networking Basics........... 26 Technical Specifications ........58 10. Contacting Technical Support ......60 11.
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Package Contents Contents of Package: • D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless PCI Adapter • Manual, QIG, and Driver on CD • Quick Installation Guide If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller. System Requirements: •...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Unlike most 802.11b network cards, the DWL-520+ provides speeds of up to 22 Mbps (compared to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus products such as the DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter.
  • Page 5 Features and Benefits • Speeds up to 2X faster, with data transfer rates up to 22Mbps, when used with other D-Link AirPlus products • Fully compatible with standard 802.11b-compliant devices • Provides up to 20% faster data transfer rates when used with standard 802.11b-compliant devices...
  • Page 6: Wireless Basics

    Strictly adhering to the IEEE standard, the D-Link AirPlus wireless family of products will allow you to access the data you want, when and where you want it. No longer will you be limited to one location or forced to run new wiring through your home or office.
  • Page 7 Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers (DWL-650+) Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Access Point (DWL-900AP+) Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Broadband Gateway (DI-614+) The DWL-520+ is also compatible with the D-Link Air 802.11b family of products that include: 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers (DWL-650) 2.4GHz Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers (DWL-520)
  • Page 8 Installation Considerations Designed to go up to 1,312 feet (400 meters) outdoors and up to 328 feet (100 meters) indoors, the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ lets you access your network with your laptop computer from virtually anywhere. Keep in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings or other objects that the wireless signal must pass thru may limit range.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    D-Link Air DI-713P A laptop computer with a wireless network adapter - D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ A desktop computer with a wireless network adapter - D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-200 DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a protocol for assigning IP addresses “automatically.”...
  • Page 10 Getting Started Setting Up an Infrastructure Network Fig. 4.1 Please remember that D-Link AirPlus wireless devices are pre-configured to connect together, right out of the box, with the default settings. You will need a broadband Internet access (Cable/DSL) subscription. Consult with your Cable/DSL provider for proper installation of the modem.
  • Page 11 Getting Started Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network Fig. 4.2 Install the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless Network adapter into the desktop computer. See the Quick Installation Guide included with the product for installation instructions Install a wireless network adapter into the laptop computer.
  • Page 12: Installing The Dwl-520

    Plug in the power cord and turn on your computer • The Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears • Insert the Driver CD into the CD-ROM drive D-Link AirPlus Wireless PCI Adapters • Close the initial Autorun screen and continue with the installation • Select Install from a list...
  • Page 13 Note: If you have downloaded the drivers from the web, select the location where the drivers were downloaded and unzipped. Fig. 5.3 • Click Next D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter • Please wait while the drivers are being installed. Fig. 5.4 •...
  • Page 14: Installing The Configuration Utility

    • Click Finish to complete the installation D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Fig. 5.6 Installing the Configuration Utility • Insert the Driver CD into the CD-ROM drive. The Autorun program will start, showing you the screen below. • Click on Install Configuration Utility •...
  • Page 15: Using The Configuration Utility

    DWL-520+, D-Link has included a configuration utility to do so. Note: Out of the box, with its default settings, the DWL-520+ will associate with D-Link Air / AirPlus wireless routers and access points. (e.g. DI-713P, DI-714, DWL-900AP+, DWL-1000AP.) After the computer restarts, the configuration utility will automatically start and the utility icon will appear in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (systray).
  • Page 16 (Note: the appearance of the following illustrations may be slightly different on your computer.) D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility Fig. 6.3 This screen shot will be the same for all Windows operating systems Status: Displays the MAC Address of the Access Point that is associated with the DWL-520+.
  • Page 17 DWL-900AP+. (The default setting.) Ad-Hoc – wireless mode used when connecting directly to a computer equipped with a wireless adapter such as the D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI adapter in a peer-to-peer environment. Channel – The default channel setting is channel 6. However, the DWL-520+ will automatically select the channel to match the channel setting for the selected Access Point.
  • Page 18 Configuration Utility Encryption D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility Fig. 6.5 Please note that all devices must share the same Encryption settings to communicate on the network. Data Encryption – enable Encryption by clicking on the box. The DWL- 520+ has Encryption disabled as the default setting.
  • Page 19: Configuration Utility

    Configuration Utility Site Survey D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility Fig. 6.6 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.
  • Page 20 Configuration Utility Properties Current Setting Current Setting/Default Setting default Fig. 6.7 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.
  • Page 21 Configuration Utility About D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility D-Link AirPlus Configuration Utility PCI Card Fig. 6.8 The ABOUT screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility Versions of the DWL-520+.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    7. Troubleshooting This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and operation of the DWL-520+ Wireless Adapter. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems. (The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you have another operating system, these solutions will still apply although the appearance on your computer screen may differ.) 1.
  • Page 23 • Right-click on D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter • Select Properties to check that the drivers are installed properly. D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Fig. 7.3 • Look under Device D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Status to check that the...
  • Page 24 Troubleshooting 2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router. • Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-520+ PCI adapter is exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless router. 3. The DWL-520+ Power and Link lights are not on. •...
  • Page 25 (SSID) is specified on the settings for the wireless clients and access points. The SSID factory default setting for the D-Link AirPlus products is default. (Double-click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar. The Link Info screen will display the SSID setting.) •...
  • Page 26: 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 http://www.homenethelp.com http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98.
  • Page 27 Networking Basics Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Please follow all the instructions in this window: Fig. 8.2 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.
  • Page 28 Networking Basics Enter a Computer description and a Computer name. Fig. 8.4 Click Next Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the same Workgroup name. Fig. 8.5 Click Next...
  • Page 29 Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard applies the changes. Fig. 8.6 When the changes are complete, click Next. Please wait while the wizard configures the computer. This may take a few minutes. Fig. 8.7...
  • Page 30 Networking Basics In the window below, select the best option. In this example, Create a Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the computers on your network. Click Next. Fig. 8.8 Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A: Fig.
  • Page 31 Networking Basics Please wait while the wizard copies the files. Fig. 8.10 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.
  • Page 32 Networking Basics Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the Network Setup Wizard. Fig. 8.12 The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to restart the computer. Fig. 8.13 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 33 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 Fig. 8.14 • Select the Computer Name Tab in the System Properties window.
  • Page 34 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 Fig. 8.16 Checking the IP Address in Windows XP/2000 Go to Start >...
  • Page 35 Fig. 8.18 Type ipconfig /all at the prompt. All the configuration settings are displayed as shown below. D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI car Fig. 8.19 Type ipconfig /renew at the prompt to get a new IP Address, shown below. Fig. 8.20 (Windows 98/ME users: go to Start >...
  • Page 36 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Addresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router you will not need to assign Static IP Addresses. If you are not using a DHCP capable Gateway/Router, or you need to assign a Static IP Address, please follow these instructions: •...
  • Page 37 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address • Right-click on Local Area Connections. • Click Properties Fig. 8.23 • Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter • Click Properties Fig. 8.24...
  • Page 38 Networking Basics Assigning a Static IP Address • Select Use the following IP address in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, • Input your IP address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of 192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are between 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.254.
  • Page 39 To be able to connect to a wireless network, make sure the proper network settings are configured for DWL-520+. Go to Start > right-click on My Network D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter Places > select Properties > double-click on the Wireless Network Connection associated with the DWL-520+ >...
  • Page 40 Connecting to a Wireless Network in Windows 2000 Go to Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Double click on D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter the Local Area Connection associated with the DWL-520+ > select Properties >...
  • Page 41 Networking Basics Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or an Access Point using a DHCP server in Windows 2000. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Select Obtain DNS server address automatically. Click OK Fig.
  • Page 42 Double-click on the Network associated with the DWL-520+ > click Properties > select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > click TCP/IP – D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Ad Properties Fig. 8.32 Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or an Access Point using a DHCP server in Windows Me and 98.
  • Page 43 Networking Basics Connecting to a Wireless Network Connecting to a Wireless Network with a Wireless Router or Access Point using a static IP address in Windows Me or Windows 98 Select Use the following IP address. Input a static IP address within the same IP Address range as the wireless router or access point.
  • Page 44 Networking Basics Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging For Windows Me and 98: Go to Start > Run > type command. A window similar to Fig. 8.36 will appear. Type ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where xxx is the IP address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.
  • Page 45 Networking Basics Adding a local printer (A printer connected directly to a computer) A printer that is not shared on the network and is connected directly to one computer is called a local printer. If you do not need to share your printer on a network, follow these directions to add the printer to one computer.
  • Page 46 Networking Basics Adding a local printer • Click Next Fig. 8.39 • Select Local printer attached to this computer • (Deselect Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer if it has been selected.) • Click Next Fig. 8.40 •...
  • Page 47 Networking Basics Adding a local printer • Select and highlight the correct driver for your printer. • Click Next (If the correct driver is not displayed, insert the CD or floppy disk that came with your printer and click Have Disk.) Fig.
  • Page 48 Networking Basics Adding a local printer This screen gives you information about your printer. Fig. 8.45 Click Finish When the test page has printed, Fig. 8.46 Click OK...
  • Page 49 Networking Basics Adding a local printer • Go to Start> Printers and Faxes A successful installation will display the printer icon as shown at right. You have successfully added a local printer. Fig. 8.47 Sharing a Network Printer After you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network, you can run the Add Printer Wizard on all the computers on your network.
  • Page 50 Networking Basics Sharing a network printer • Click on Add a Printer Fig. 8.49 • Click Next Fig. 8.50 • Select Network Printer • Click Next Fig. 8.51...
  • Page 51 Networking Basics Sharing a network printer • Select Browse for a printer • Click Next Fig. 8.52 • Select the printer you would like to share. • Click Next Fig. 8.53 • Click Finish Fig. 8.54...
  • Page 52 Networking Basics Sharing a network printer To check for proper installation: • Go to Start> Printers and Faxes Fig. 8.55 The printer icon will appear at right, indicating proper installation. You have completed adding the printer. To share this printer on your network: •...
  • Page 53 Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer To share an LPR printer (using a print server,) you will need a Print Server such as the DP-101P+. Please make sure that you have run the Network Setup Wizard on all the computers on your network. To share an LPR printer, please follow these directions: •...
  • Page 54 Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer • Select Create a new port • From the pull-down menu, select Standard TCP/IP Port, as shown. • Click Next Fig. 8.59 • Please read the instructions on this screen. • Click Next Fig. 8.60 •...
  • Page 55 Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer • In this screen, select Custom. • Click Settings Fig. 8.62 • Enter the Port Name and the Printer Name or IP Address. • Select LPR • Enter a Queue Name. If there is more than one port on the print server, you must name the...
  • Page 56 Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer • This screen will show you information about your printer. • Click Finish Fig. 8.64 • Select the printer you are adding from the list of Printers. • Insert the printer driver disk that came with your printer.
  • Page 57 Networking Basics Sharing an LPR printer • You can rename your printer if you choose. It is optional. Please remember the name of your printer. You will need this information when you use the Add Printer Wizard on the other computers your network.
  • Page 58: Technical Specifications

    Networking Basics Other Tasks For help with other tasks in home or small office networking, see Using the Shared Documents folder and Sharing files and folders in the Help and Support Center in Microsoft Windows XP. Technical Specifications Standards: • IEEE 802.11 •...
  • Page 59 Modulation Techniques: • Barker (2 Mbps/3db) • CCK (5.5 Mbps/5.5db) • PBCC (5.5 Mbps/1.5db) • CCK (11 Mbps/8.5db) • PBCC (11 Mbps/4.5db) • PBCC (22 Mbps/8.5db) Modulation Technology: • PBCC – Packet Binary Convolutional Coding • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) •...
  • Page 60: Contacting Technical Support

    10. Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.
  • Page 61: Limited Warranty And Registration

    (90) days after any replacement Software is delivered. If a material non-conformance is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non- conforming Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-Link;...
  • Page 62 RETURNED TO D-LINK FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NON-CONFORMING PRODUCT.