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TL-WDN3800
N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
REV: 1.1.0
1910010813

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  • Page 1 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter REV: 1.1.0 1910010813...
  • Page 2 Specifications are subject to change without notice. is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
  • Page 3: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4 CE Mark Warning This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. National Restrictions This device is intended for home and office use in all EU countries (and other countries following the EU directive 1999/5/EC) without any limitation except for the countries mentioned below: Country...
  • Page 5 Canadian Compliance Statement This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause interference, and (2)This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Cet appareil est conforme aux norms CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada.
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    安全諮詢及注意事項 ●請使用原裝電源供應器或只能按照本產品注明的電源類型使用本產品。 ●清潔本產品之前請先拔掉電源線。請勿使用液體、噴霧清潔劑或濕布進行清潔。 ●注意防潮,請勿將水或其他液體潑灑到本產品上。  ●插槽與開口供通風使用,以確保本產品的操作可靠並防止過熱,請勿堵塞或覆蓋開口。 ●請勿將本產品置放於靠近熱源的地方。除非有正常的通風,否則不可放在密閉位置中。 ●請不要私自打開機殼,不要嘗試自行維修本產品,請由授權的專業人士進行此項工作。 Продукт сертифіковано згідно с правилами системи УкрСЕПРО на відповідність вимогам нормативних документів та вимогам, що передбачені чинними законодавчими актами України. Safety Information When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to shut off the product; when there is no power button, the only way to completely shut off power is to disconnect the product or the power adapter from the power source.
  • Page 7: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Model No.: TL-WDN3800 Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives:...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Package Contents ....................1   Chapter 1 Product Overview ................. 2     1.1  Introduction ......................2  1.2  Features ........................2  1.3  Hardware Overview....................2  Chapter 2 Installation..................... 3     2.1  Hardware Installation ....................3  2.2  Software Installation....................4  Chapter 3 Connect to a Wireless Network ............
  • Page 9: Package Contents

    Make sure that the above items are contained in the package. If any of the above items is damaged or missing, please contact your distributor. Note: The ‘adapter’ mentioned in this User Guide stands for TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter without any explanation.
  • Page 10: Chapter 1 Product Overview

    With a faster wireless connection, you can get a better Internet experience, such as downloading, gaming, and video streaming. With the 802.11n technology, higher throughput improvements using 2T2R, the TL-WDN3800’s auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer rate of up to 300Mbps for maximum throughput.
  • Page 11: Chapter 2 Installation

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Chapter 2 Installation Please install the PCI Express adapter into your computer before installing the driver and utility software from the Resource CD. 2.1 Hardware Installation Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the computer.
  • Page 12: Software Installation

    Windows 7 as an example. Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive and then select model TL-WDN3800 on the window that pops up (as shown in the below Figure 2-3). There will be a menu including: Install Driver&Utility and User Guide.
  • Page 13 The InstallShield Wizard window will appear. Click Next to continue. Figure 2-4 Choose a setup type. It is recommended to select Install TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility and Driver. Selecting Install Driver Only can only install driver. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 14 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Click Change to specify the destination location for the software or you can leave it default. Click Next in the screen below to continue. Figure 2-6 Click Install to continue the setup.
  • Page 15 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide The utility and drivers will install. It may take 1~2 minutes. Figure 2-8 After all the steps above, you will see the screen below. Click Finish to complete the setup.
  • Page 16 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 2-10...
  • Page 17: Chapter 3 Connect To A Wireless Network

    Method One: To connect using TWCU (TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility) TL-WDN3800 uses the TWCU as the management software. The utility provides you an easy interface to connect to a network and to change any settings related to the wireless adapter.
  • Page 18 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-2 You will be prompted different windows when you choose wireless network of different security types. Wireless network of WPA/WPA2-Personal If you selected a wireless network of the security type WPA/WPA2-Personal, you will be prompted to enter the password in the security key field, as shown in Figure 3-3.
  • Page 19 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Certificate as your authentication, you need to select one specific certificate from the drop-down list, as shown in Figure 3-4. With Password as your authentication, you should enter the right user name and password in the corresponding field, as shown in Figure 3-5.
  • Page 20 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Please wait a few minutes for the connection process. Figure 3-6 You have now successfully connected to your network. Click Close to enjoy the Internet. Figure 3-7 To view more information about the network currently connected, click Status in the tools...
  • Page 21: To Connect Using Wps

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-8 3.2 To connect using WPS WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function allows you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly. If your wireless Router supports WPS or QSS (Quick Security Setup), you can establish a wireless connection between wireless card and Router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC) method or PIN method.
  • Page 22 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Open TWCU and click WPS tab. Select Push the button on my access point or wireless Router and then click Connect. Figure 3-9 The adapter will be connecting to the target network.
  • Page 23: Pin Method

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-11 3.2.2 PIN method There are two ways to configure the WPS by PIN method: Enter the PIN from your Router or AP device. Enter a PIN into your Router or AP device.
  • Page 24 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide The adapter will be connecting to the target network. Figure 3-13 When Figure 3-11 appears, you have successfully connected to the network. 3.2.2.2. Enter a PIN into your AP device Note: This method is only available in Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  • Page 25: To Connect Using Windows Built-in Wireless Utility

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-15 When Connect successfully appears on the screen (as shown in Figure 3-16), the WPS configuration is completed. Or you can view the adapter’s utility page to see whether the connection has been successful (as shown in Figure 3-17).
  • Page 26 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Right-click on the utility icon in your system tray (lower-right corner). Select Switch to Windows wireless configuration tool. Figure 3-18 Or double-click the utility icon to load the utility configuration page. Click Advanced in the tools section and then select Use Windows wireless configuration tool in the figure shown below.
  • Page 27: In Windows Vista

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-21 The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Click on a network (displayed using the SSID) and click the Connect button. Figure 3-22 If the network is security-enabled, you will be prompted to enter the key as shown below. If not, you will connect to the network directly without entering a key.
  • Page 28 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-24 The utility will display any available wireless networks in your area. Highlight the wireless network you would like to connect and then click Connect. Figure 3-25 If the network you would like to connect is security-enabled, enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your Router.
  • Page 29: In Windows 7

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-26 You have now successfully connected to the network. Figure 3-27 3.3.3 In Windows 7 Windows 7 users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below. Left-click the wireless icon in your system tray (lower-right corner).
  • Page 30 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-28 If the network you would like to connect is encrypted, enter the same security key or passphrase that is on your Router. Or push the WPS/QSS button on the Router or access point (You will be prompted to push the button on the window if WPS function is supported as shown in the figure below).
  • Page 31: In Windows 8

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide You have now successfully connected to the network. Figure 3-30 3.3.4 In Windows 8 Windows 8 users may use the built-in wireless utility. Follow the steps below. Click the icon at the bottom of your screen, and a network list will appear at the right side of your screen.
  • Page 32 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-32 Note: You can also push the WPS/QSS button on your router as hinted “You can also connect by pushing the button on the router”. Then click Next to continue.
  • Page 33 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-34...
  • Page 34: Chapter 4 Management

    N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Chapter 4 Management This section will show you how to configure your TL-WDN3800 adapter using the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility (TWCU). The TL-WDN3800 adapter uses the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility as the management software.
  • Page 35 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 4-2 Figure 4-3 The following items can be found on the screen. Profile Name: Enter a name for your profile (e.g. Home, Office, Coffee Shop). The same name is not allowed. Please also note that no space is allowed between words.
  • Page 36 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Note: You will see Figure 4-2 if you selected the security type WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK; while, if you selected the security type WPA/WPA2, Figure 4-3 will be displayed. Encryption Type: From the drop-down menu, select the encryption type that is the same as on your Router or access point.
  • Page 37 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide 4.1.1.2. Add a profile in ad hoc mode If you are connecting to another wireless client such as an adapter, select ad hoc as the Network Type in the screen that appears and follow the instructions below to finish the setting.
  • Page 38 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Key Index: You can select ASCII or Hexadecimal format on the right. ASCII format stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified length. Hexadecimal format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified length.
  • Page 39: Modify A Profile

    The following configurations can be made on the Advanced page: To select wireless configuration tool. Here you can decide which tool to use, either the TP-LINK Configuration Utility or the Windows wireless configuration tool. (This option is available only in Windows XP.)
  • Page 40: About

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Here you can switch to another adapter installed in your computer. The adapters successfully installed in your computer will be listed in the drop-down list if the adapters are supported by this utility.
  • Page 41: Chapter 5 Ap Mode (for Windows 7 And Windows 8)

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Chapter 5 AP Mode (For Windows 7 and Windows In Soft AP mode, the adapter will work as an AP. This function is available in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
  • Page 42 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 5-2 The Soft AP icon then will appear beside Advanced icon in the utility. Figure 5-3 Figure 5-4 SoftAP mode: Select to enable or disable the function.
  • Page 43 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Internet Connecting Share (ICS): Specify a connection through which devices connected to your AP can access the Internet. SSID: Enter the name for your soft AP (for example, Jone) so that others can know which AP is yours when trying to connect to it.
  • Page 44: Chapter 6 Uninstall Software

    The software uninstall steps are similar in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, here we just use Windows 7 as an example. 6.1.1 Uninstall the utility software from your PC On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, click All programs TP-LINK, and then click Uninstall-TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility. Figure 6-1 Uninstall Utility Click Yes to start uninstalling the utility software from your PC.
  • Page 45: Uninstall The Driver Software From Your Pc

    N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 6-3 Click Finish when the figure below appears. Figure 6-4 6.1.2 Uninstall the driver software from your PC On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, click All programs TP-LINK, and then click Uninstall-TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 Driver.
  • Page 46 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 6-5 Uninstall Driver Click Yes to start uninstalling the driver software from your PC. Figure 6-6 It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process.
  • Page 47: In Windows 8

    6.2.1 Uninstall the utility software from your PC Enter the Metro interface,right-click any blank place in the Metro interface, then App Bar will appear below the Metro interface, click All apps. Find the TP-LINK application, and click Uninstall- TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility.
  • Page 48: Click Yes To Start Uninstalling The Utility Software From Your Pc

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 6-9 Click Yes to start uninstalling the utility software from your PC. Figure 6-10 It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process. Figure 6-11 Click Finish when the figure below appears.
  • Page 49: Uninstall The Driver Software From Your Pc

    6.2.2 Uninstall the driver software from your PC Enter the Metro interface,right-click any blank place in the Metro interface, then App Bar will appear below the Metro interface, click All apps. Find the TP-LINK application, and click Uninstall-TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 Driver.
  • Page 50 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 6-15 Click Finish when the figure below appears. Figure 6-16...
  • Page 51: Appendix A: Specifications

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Appendix A: Specifications Normal Interface PCI Express x1 Standards IEEE802.11a; IEEE802.11b; IEEE802.11g; IEEE802.11n; IEEE802.1x Operating System Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 Throughput 300Mbps (Maximal) 11a: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps 11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps...
  • Page 52: Appendix B: Glossary

    TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Appendix B: Glossary 802.11a - specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using OFDM modulation and operating in radio band at 5GHz. 802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless product networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security.
  • Page 53 TL-WDN3800 N600 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide referred to as an Extended Service Set (ESS). Infrastructure mode is useful at a corporation scale, or when it is necessary to connect the wired and wireless networks. Spread Spectrum - Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by the military for use in reliable, secure, mission-critical communications systems.

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