Aztech Wl558usb User Manual v1.0

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<p>WL558USB High Speed Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>2010 All rights reserved. Version 1.0 No part of this document may be reproduced, republished, or retransmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever, whether electronically or mechanically, including, but not limited to, by way of photocopying, recording, information recording, or through retrieval systems without the express written permission. We reserve the right to revise this document at any time without the obligation to notify any person and/or entity. All other company or product names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND DAMAGES</p> <p>THE PRODUCT AND THE SOFTWARES WITHIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," BASIS. THE MANUFACTURER AND MANUFACTURERS RESELLERS (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS THE SELLERS) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SELLERS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL WILLFUL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL, DAMAGES, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS OF ANY CUSTOMER OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT OR THE SOFTWARES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE RESULTING FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT OR SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION, OR LOSS OR INACCURACY OF DATA OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF THE PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ITS SOFTWARE IS ASSUMED BY CUSTOMER. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO THE PARTIES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SELLERS TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF EACH AND EVERY KIND IN RELATION TO THE PRODUCT OR ITS SOFTWARE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY CUSTOMER FOR THE PRODUCT.</p> <p>Page 2 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>ContentsAbout the Product ...................................................................................................... 5 Getting Started........................................................................................................... 6 Check Package Contents.............................................................................. 7 Using the USB Extension ..............................................................................................7 Remove or Disable Conflicts ........................................................................ 7 Internet Sharing, Proxy, and Security Applications ..................................................8 Configuring Internet Properties...................................................................................8 Removing Temporary Internet Files ...........................................................................8 Installation ................................................................................................................. 9 Configuration ........................................................................................................... 15 Connecting to non-Secured Wireless AP .................................................... 15 Connecting to WEP-Secured Wireless AP ................................................... 16 Connecting to WPA-PSK-Secured Wireless AP............................................ 17 About WL558USB Utility ........................................................................................... 20 Network Tab .............................................................................................. 20 Button Section.............................................................................................................21 Function Section..........................................................................................................22 Status Section..............................................................................................................23 Profile........................................................................................................ 26 Definition of each field: .............................................................................................26 Icons and buttons: ......................................................................................................27 Add/Edit Profile ..........................................................................................................27 Network .................................................................................................... 29 Definition of each field ..............................................................................................30 Icons and buttons .......................................................................................................31 Connected network ....................................................................................................31 Advanced................................................................................................... 34 Definition of each field ..............................................................................................34 Icons and buttons .......................................................................................................35 Statistics .................................................................................................... 35 Icons and buttons .......................................................................................................37</p> <p>Page 3 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>WMM ......................................................................................................... 37 Icons and buttons .......................................................................................................37 WPS ........................................................................................................... 38 Definition of each field ..............................................................................................38 Icons and buttons .......................................................................................................40 Link Status................................................................................................. 40 Definition of each field ..............................................................................................41 Security...................................................................................................... 42 Auth./Encry. Setting - WEP/TKIP/AES......................................................................42 802.1x Setting .............................................................................................................43</p> <p>Page 4 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>About the ProductThe Aztech WL558USB High Speed Wireless-N USB 2.0 Adapter is designed to provide a high-speed and unrivaled wireless performance for your computer. With a faster wireless connection, you can get a better Internet experience, such as downloading, gaming, video streaming and so on. The WL558USB Adapter complies with IEEE 802.11g, and IEEE 802.11b standards. It can perfectly interoperate with all the 802.11n/g/b devices. The WL558USBs auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer rate of up to 300Mbps2T2R for maximum throughput. Additionally, the WL558USB adapter has good capability on anti-jamming and supports WEP, TKIP, AESWPA and WPA2 encryption to prevent outside intrusion and protect your personal information from being exposed. Featuring high performance transmission rates, simple installation and adaptability, as well as strong security, the WL558USB Adapter is the perfect solution for small office and home needs.Note: Wireless connection speed is not correlated to Internet access speed. Internet access speed from popular broadband DSL or cable Internet services normally provides up to 3 Mbps connection, which can be easily handled even by the slower Wireless B protocol.</p> <p>Page 5 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>Getting StartedSetting up the device is easy. The flowchart below provides an outline of the steps needed to complete the installation. Brief descriptions appear beside each step. Detailed instructions are provided in the subsequent pages.</p> <p>Check Package Contents</p> <p>The package includes the Wireless N USB Adapter, Easy Start Guide, Resource CD and USB Extension.</p> <p>Remove/Disable Conflicts</p> <p>Check proxy application, TCP/IP Settings, Internet Properties, and remove temporary Internet files.</p> <p>Install the Device</p> <p>Install the device and then connect to a wireless network.</p> <p>Ready to Use</p> <p>Page 6 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>Check Package ContentsMake sure that you have the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing, please contact your dealer immediately. WL558USB Easy Start Guide Resource CD contains WL558 Utility installer, and User Manual USB Cable</p> <p>Using the USB ExtensionThe USB Extension helps you place the device to a more prominent location and to achieve a better reception of the wireless network. It is most useful for desktop computers with USB 2.0 ports placed behind the computer casing. USB ports placed in the front of the computer are usually the slower USB 1.0 variant. To use the USB Extension, connect one end to a USB 2.0 port in your computer, and then attach the WL558USB at the other end.</p> <p>Remove or Disable ConflictsTo make sure the device installation moves on smoothly, you need to remove or disable conflicts that may interfere the installation. Probable conflicts may include: Internet sharing applications Proxy software Security software Internet properties Temporary Internet files</p> <p>Page 7 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>Internet Sharing, Proxy, and Security ApplicationsInternet sharing, proxy software, and firewall applications may interfere with the installation. These should be removed or disabled before start the installation. If you have any of the following or similar applications installed on your computer, remove or disable them according to the manufacturers instructions.Internet Sharing Applications Microsoft Internet Sharing Proxy Software WinGate WinProxy Security Software Symantec Zone Alarm</p> <p>Configuring Internet PropertiesTo set the Internet Properties:</p> <p>1. Click the Start button, and then click Run. This opens the Run dialog box. 2. Type control inetcpl.cpl, and then click OK. This opens Internet Properties. 3. Click Connections tab. 4. In Dial-up and Virtual Private Network settings, check Never dial a connection. 5. To close Internet Properties, click OK.</p> <p>Removing Temporary Internet FilesTemporary Internet files are files from Web sites that are stored in your computer. Delete these files to clean the cache and remove footprints left by the Web pages you visited.To remove temporary Internet files:</p> <p>1. Click the Start button, and then click Run. This opens the Run dialog box. 2. Type control, and then click OK. This opens Control Panel. 3. Double-click Internet Options. This opens Internet Options. 4. In the Temporary Internet Files pane, click Delete Cookies. 5. Click Delete Files. 6. To close Internet Properties, click OK.</p> <p>Page 8 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>InstallationHere are the instructions on how to install the driver software for Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.Note: Do not connect the device until the Utility is completely installed.</p> <p>To install the driver software:</p> <p>1. Insert the Resource CD to the CD-ROM. This opens the WL558USB Utility Setup. If the Utility does not open automatically, click the Start button, and then click Run. Enter d:\setup.exe, where d is the CD-ROM drive.</p> <p>2. Wizard will now move to next step for license agreement, check the option I accept the terms of the license agreement</p> <p>Page 9 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>3. Click Next. 4. Select either of the options available: a. Install driver and Ralink WLAN Utility, this will install driver for the adaptor, and the wireless utility b. Install driver only, this will install only the driver for the adaptor.</p> <p>Page 10 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>5. Click Next. 6. If you selected the first option, please select either one of the options available: a. Ralink Configuration Tool b. Microsoft Zero Configuration Tool</p> <p>Page 11 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>7. Click Next. 8. Click Install, required driver/utility is now being installed into the PC</p> <p>Page 12 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>9. Click Finish to exit the wizard, installation is now complete.</p> <p>Page 13 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>Page 14 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>ConfigurationThis chapter describes how to configure WL558USB to get connected to your WLAN router. The adaptors configuration in windows XP is similar with windows 2000 and windows Vista. This user guide describes the configuration for windows XP. After installing the adaptor, the adaptors tray icon will appear in your system tray. It appears at the right hand side bottom of the screen. The icon will change color to reflect current wireless network connection status. The status is shown as follows: : Indicates the connected and signal strength is good. : Indicates the connected and signal strength is normal. : Indicates that it is not yet connected. : Indicates that a wireless NIC cannot be detected. : Indicates that the connection and signal strength is weak.</p> <p>Connecting to non-Secured Wireless AP1. Select the AP desired</p> <p>Page 15 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>2. Click Connect</p> <p>Connecting to WEP-Secured Wireless AP1. Select an AP with WEP encryption and click "Connect".</p> <p>2. The Auth./Encry. function will appear as below</p> <p>Page 16 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>3. Enter the key in the field as shown. The value must be the same as the key set in the Access Point.</p> <p>4. Click OK.</p> <p>Connecting to WPA-PSK-Secured Wireless AP1. Select an AP with WPA-PSK encryption and click "Connect".</p> <p>Page 17 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>2. The Auth./Encry. function will appear as below</p> <p>3. Select WPA-PSK as the Authentication Type. Select TKIP or AES encryption. 4. Enter the key in the field as shown. The value must be the same as the key set in the Access Point.</p> <p>Page 18 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>5. Click OK.</p> <p>Page 19 of 47</p> <p>User Manual</p> <p>About WL558USB UtilityWL558USB Utility is a software application used in tandem with the device to connect to a wireless network and to configure the device settings. WL558USB Utility can be installed on computers running Windows 2000, XP, or Vista.To connect to a wireless network:</p> <p>1. 2.</p> <p>Connect Wireless N USB adapter to a USB port. When your device is detected, a new icon appears in the System tray Double-click this icon to open WL558USB Utility. .</p> <p>Network TabWhen starting RaUI, the sy...</p>