Adapter Installation and Configuration for Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP
802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter User Guide
Adapter Installation and Configuration for Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP
In order to install and use the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter, your computer must meet the following requirements:
802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter Installation
Prepare for installation
ATTENTION: You must install your software and drivers before you physically connect the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter.
Note: Your model number is 5422.
Note: For the most updated information, visit: http://www.usr.com/support
Turn on your desktop or laptop computer. Type your password if you are prompted to do so.
Note: Be sure to find out what letter your CD-ROM drive uses before you begin installing your new product. You will need to know this to properly install your software.
Note: During the Installation procedure, you may be prompted for your Windows Operating system CD-ROM. Make sure you have it available in case you need it.
Note: If the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter does not fit into an available USB port on your computer because of other USB devices that are connected, use an USB extension cable or a USB hub to connect the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter.
Note: If you are connecting the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter to a 1.1 USB port, you may see a message informing you that a Hi-Speed USB device is being connected to a USB port that is not Hi-Speed. This will not affect the installation procedure.
Step One: Install your software and drivers
Insert your U.S. Robotics Installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
Note: If your CD-ROM does not automatically launch, click Windows Start, Run, and type D:\setup (if your CD-ROM drive uses a different letter, type that letter in place of "D") and click OK.
The Installation CD Graphic User Interface (GUI) will appear on your screen. If prompted, select your preferred language.
Read the license agreement and click Yes.
Select the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter and click Software. Click Wireless USB Adapter Utility and Drivers. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation procedure.
Windows Me: If you are prompted, restart your computer and continue to follow the on-screen instructions.
Step Two: Install the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter to your computer
When you are prompted, insert the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter into an available USB port on your computer.
Note: Make sure the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter is fully inserted into the USB port on your computer so that the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter is detected.
Select your country. Windows will detect the new hardware. If prompted for the location of the drivers, select Install the software automatically (Recommended) and click Next.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation procedure.* If you are prompted, select No, I will restart my computer later, close all open screens, and then restart your computer.
*Note: You may receive a Digital Signature Not Found or Windows Logo testing screen. Click Yes or Continue Anyway. U.S. Robotics has thoroughly tested this driver in conjunction with the supported hardware and has verified compatibility with Windows 2000, Me, and XP. Because U.S. Robotics wants its customers to take full advantage of the network adapters functionality, it has made the drivers available.
Note: If you are prompted at any time for your Windows Operating System CD-ROM, remove the U.S. Robotics Installation CD-ROM and insert your Windows CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. When all of the files are copied, remove the Windows CD-ROM, and reinsert the U.S. Robotics Installation CD-ROM.
Step Three: Connect the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter to a wireless network
You should now see a small icon for the Configuration Utility in the system tray by your clock on your computer desktop. The Configuration Utility is used to change or verify the configuration information that relates to your 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter. The Configuration Utility icon will be colored to indicate the status of your wireless connection: red for disconnected, yellow for connected with fair quality, and green for connected with good quality. The 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter will automatically connect to an available Wireless Router. You will need to verify that you are connected to the correct Wireless Router.
Double-click the Configuration Utility icon. When the Configuration Utility launches, you can view the connection information in the Configuration tab and in the Link Information tab. If you are not connected to the correct Wireless Router, you can either scan for a Wireless Router to connect to or enter the information for a specific Wireless Router.
To scan for a Wireless Router, click the Site Survey tab. Locate the Wireless Router you want to connect to in the list and double-click it. If you do not see the Wireless Router in the list, click Scan to search for the Wireless Router. The default SSID of the 802.11g 54Mbps Router is USR5562.
If security is enabled in the wireless network you want to connect to or if you want to manually enter the configuration information, you will need to set up a profile. For information about how to do this, refer to the Navigating the Wireless Configuration Utility section of this User Guide.
When you have connected to an existing wireless network, click the Link Information tab. You will see a picture with a computer and a wireless device. If you see a graphic representing signal waves between the computer and the wireless device, you are connected to the wireless network.
If you cannot connect to the Internet or to the correct Wireless Router, verify your configuration settings and then refer to the Troubleshooting section in this User Guide.
Congratulations! You have finished installing the 802.11g 54Mbps USB Adapter.
For troubleshooting and technical support information, refer to the Troubleshooting section in this User Guide or to the U.S. Robotics Web site at www.usr.com
Register your product
At the Installation CD-ROM user interface, click the Support link. Click Product Registration and then click http://www.usr.com/productreg
You can also launch a Web browser and type in http://www.usr.com/productreg
Enabling File and Print Sharing
To enable file and print sharing over the wireless network, perform the following steps on the computers with a Wireless USB Adapter installed.
Windows 98 and Me Users: Click Windows Start, Settings, and then Control Panel. Double-click Network and then click the File and Print Sharing button. Select both boxes in the File and Print Sharing window and then click OK. File and print sharing is now enabled.
Note: If your computer is connected directly to the Internet, there is a security risk if you are not using a firewall program or some form of hardware firewall.
Windows 2000 and XP Users: File and print sharing are automatically enabled in Windows 2000 and Windows XP in Administrator mode.
Enabling Internet Sharing
To enable Internet sharing over the wireless network, perform the following steps on each machine that has a Wireless USB Adapter installed.
Windows 98 Users: Click Windows Start, Settings, and then Control Panel. Double-click Add/Remove Programs and then click the Windows Setup tab. Select Internet Tools and then click Details. Select Internet Connection Sharing and click OK. Click Apply and the Internet Connection Sharing Wizard will launch. Click Next, select the Wireless USB Adapter to connect to the Internet, and click Next. Click Next to create a Client Configuration Disk, insert a blank disk into the 3.5-inch disk drive, and click OK. This disk will be used to configure Internet sharing in Windows 98. Click Finish to complete the configuration of Internet sharing. You will then need to restart your computer.
Windows 2000 Users: There must be two network adapters or one network adapter and one modem installed in order to use Internet sharing. Click Windows Start, Settings, and then Network and Dial-up Connections. Right-click the LAN connection used to connect to the Internet and click Properties. Click the Sharing tab. Click the box in this window to enable Internet sharing and click Apply. Right-click the LAN connection in the list and click Properties. Select Internet Protocol and click Properties. Click the DNS tab, write down the DNS address that is listed, and return to the Networking and Dial-up Connections window. Right-click the wireless adapter in the list and click Properties. Select Internet Protocol and click Properties. Click the DNS tab and enter the same DNS address as the one listed under the LAN connection.
Windows Me Users: Click Windows Start,
Settings, and then Control Panel. Double-click Add/Remove
Programs and then click the Windows Setup tab. Select Communications
and then click Details. Select Internet Connection Sharing
and click OK. Click Apply and the Home Networking Wizard
will launch. Click Next and then select Yes this computer uses
the following. Select the direct connection to the Internet from the
drop-down menu and click Next. When prompted, create a Home Networking
Setup disk to be used for the configuration of Internet sharing in Windows
98, and Me. After you have created the disk, click Next. Click
Finish to complete the configuration of Home Networking. You will
then need to restart your computer.