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Archer T6E
AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
REV 1.0.0
1910011293

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  • Page 1 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter REV 1.0.0 1910011293...
  • 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 General authorization required for network and service Luxembourg None supply (not for spectrum) No info Russian Federation 5250-5350 MHz Country Restriction Reason/remark Planned Bulgaria implemented Croatia License required General authorization required if used outside own Italy premises General authorization required for network and service Luxembourg None supply (not for spectrum)
  • Page 6 Cet appareil est conforme aux norms CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes: (1)cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et (2)cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité...
  • Page 7: 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; ...
  • Page 8: Declaration Of Conformity

    DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Model No.: Archer T6E 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 9: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Package Contents ....................1 Chapter 1 Product Overview ................. 2 1.1 Introduction ........................ 2 1.2 Features ........................2 1.3 LED Status ......................... 3 Chapter 2 Installation ..................... 4 2.1 Hardware Installation ....................4 2.2 Software Installation ....................4 Chapter 3 Connect to a Wireless Network ............9 3.1 To connect using TWCU ...................
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Package Contents Please verify that all the package contents below are available. One Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter  Quick Installation Guide  One Resource CD, including: ...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Product Overview

    TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility (TWCU) will instruct you to quickly set up a wireless connection. With unmatched wireless performance, reception, and security protection, the Archer T6E is the best choice for easily adding or upgrading wireless connectivity to your desktop.
  • Page 12: Led Status

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide 1.3 LED Status LED status: Status Working Status The adapter has been installed. Data is being transmitted or received at a high data rate. Flashing...
  • Page 13: Chapter 2 Installation

    Archer T6E AC1300 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 14 AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Insert the Resource CD into your CD-ROM drive and then select model Archer T6E on the window that pops up (as shown in the below Figure 2-2). There will be a menu including: Install Driver and Utility and User Guide.
  • Page 15 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 2-4 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 2-5...
  • Page 16 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Click Install to continue the setup. Figure 2-6 The utility and drivers will install. It may take 1-2 minutes. Figure 2-7...
  • Page 17 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide After all the steps above, you will see the screen below. Click Finish to complete the setup. Figure 2-8 After installation, the utility configuration page will automatically pop up as shown in the following figure and the icon will appear in your system tray.
  • Page 18: Chapter 3 Connect To A Wireless Network

    Method One: To connect using TWCU (TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility)  Archer T6E 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 19 Archer T6E AC1300 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 20 Archer T6E AC1300 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 21 Archer T6E AC1300 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 22: To Connect Using Wps

    Archer T6E AC1300 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 23 Archer T6E AC1300 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 24: Pin Method

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide When the following window appears, you have successfully connected to the network. Figure 3-11 3.2.2 PIN method Open TWCU and click WPS tab. Select Enter the PIN of my access point or wireless router.
  • Page 25: To Connect Using Windows Built-in Wireless Utility

    Archer T6E AC1300 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. 3.3 To connect using Windows built-in wireless utility 3.3.1 In Windows XP...
  • Page 26: In Windows 7

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-16 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 27 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-18 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 28: In Windows 8

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide You have now successfully connected to the network. Figure 3-20 3.3.3 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 29 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-22  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 30: In Windows 8.1

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-24 3.3.4 In Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 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 31 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-26  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 32 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 3-28...
  • Page 33: Chapter 4 Management

    AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Chapter 4 Management This section will show you how to configure your Archer T6E adapter using the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility (TWCU). The Archer T6E adapter uses the TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility as the management software.
  • Page 34 Archer T6E AC1300 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 ...
  • Page 35 Archer T6E AC1300 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 ...
  • Page 36 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Figure 4-5 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 37 Archer T6E AC1300 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 38: 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.) To switch to another wireless network adapter.
  • Page 39: About

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide To switch to SoftAP mode. (This option is available in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.) Once enabled, the adapter will be able to work as an AP.
  • Page 40: Chapter 5 Softap Mode (for Windows 7, Windows 8 And Windows 8.1)

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Chapter 5 SoftAP Mode (For Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) In SoftAP mode, the adapter will work as an AP. This function is available in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
  • Page 41 Archer T6E AC1300 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...
  • Page 42 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide SoftAP mode: Select to enable or disable the function.  Internet Connecting Share (ICS): Specify a connection through which devices connected  to your AP can access the Internet.
  • Page 43: Chapter 6 Uninstall Software

    The software uninstall steps are similar in Windows XP, 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 44: Uninstall The Driver Software From Your Pc

    It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process. 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 Archer T6E Driver.
  • Page 45 Archer T6E AC1300 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...
  • Page 46: In Windows 8/8.1

    The software uninstall steps are similar in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Here we just use Windows 8 as an example. 6.2.1 Uninstall the utility software from your PC Enter Apps interface. Find the TP-LINK application, and click Uninstall- TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility.
  • Page 47 Archer T6E AC1300 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...
  • Page 48: 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 Archer T6E Driver.
  • Page 49 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide It may take a few minutes to undergo the whole un-installation process. Figure 6-15 Click Finish when the figure below appears. Figure 6-16...
  • Page 50: Appendix A: Specifications

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Appendix A: Specifications Normal Interface PCI Express x1 Standards IEEE802.11ac; IEEE802.11a; IEEE802.11b; IEEE802.11g; IEEE802.11n; IEEE802.11e; IEEE802.1x; IEEE802.11i Operating System Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Throughput 2.4GHz: 400Mbps (Maximal)
  • Page 51: Appendix B: Glossary

    Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Appendix B: Glossary 802.11ac - IEEE 802.11ac is a wireless computer networking standard of 802.11.This  specification will enable multi-station WLAN throughput of at least 1 gigabit per second .This is accomplished by extending the air interface concepts embraced by 802.11n: wider RF bandwidth, more MIMO spatial streams, multi-user MIMO, and...
  • Page 52 Archer T6E AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter User Guide Infrastructure Network - An infrastructure network is a group of computers or other devices,  each with a Wireless Adapter, connected as an 802.11 wireless LAN. In infrastructure mode, the wireless devices communicate with each other and to a wired network by first going through an access point.

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