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User reviews and opinions
|rogier||5:22am on Friday, September 17th, 2010|
|Works great with Linux Bought this for my laptop running Ubuntu 9. Pain free Bought a refurbished WG511T and it has worked perfectly from day one. Will not work ,customer support awful Netgears technical support is hopeless, they must get some people who speak English.|
|Brigitte Deval||6:39pm on Thursday, September 16th, 2010|
|The WG511T is a good choice for speed demons and those looking for a long-range PC Card wireless networking adapter.|
|Trinity Fillsen||11:05pm on Monday, September 13th, 2010|
|Needed new one fast & Net gear rated the bestEasy install & great rangeWorked first tryGreat Price (1/3 Best Buy price & they had NONE in stock)Fast D... works good. The install cd would not work. I was able to download the correct driver from the internet.|
|ain||9:13pm on Friday, September 10th, 2010|
|Does anyone know of a USB adapter that can accept this unit as my laptop has a damaged PCMCIA socket?|
|Splatcat||8:39pm on Monday, June 21st, 2010|
|Perfect for the Job After several disappointing experiences with WiFi adapters (e.g., see my review for the Sabrent PCI-G802).|
|debtConsolQuote||7:23pm on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010|
|Very disappointing Review of Netgear WG511 Wireless PC Card 54 Mbps I bought this PCMCIA card because on my travels I kept finding that other people ...|
|mpaulvalois||7:33am on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010|
|Worked for around 3 months The card was easy to install and seemed to work great, but it only worked about 3 months. After that it conked out. JUNK, DID NOT WORK, WAS RECONDITIONED NO WARNING I bought this WI-FI card to use on my notebook computer and when I had troubles with the card.|
|TheSage||11:04am on Wednesday, March 24th, 2010|
|Superb range. FAST. Much better than the Linksys card I had and the other Netgear.|
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Product and Publication Details
Model Number: Publication Date: Product Family: Product Name: Home or Business Product: Language: Publication Part Number: WG511T January 2007 3.0 NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T Home English 202-10069-03
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About This Manual Conventions, Formats and Scope... ix How to Print this Manual.... x Chapter 1 Basic Setup What You Need Before You Begin....1-1 Verify System Requirements...1-1 Observe Wireless Location and Range Guidelines..1-1 What Is in the Box....1-2 WG511T Default Wireless Settings...1-2 Installation.....1-3 Connecting to Wireless Networks and the Internet...1-7 WG511T Icon Colors...1-7 Smart Wizard Status Bar...1-8 WG511T LEDs....1-9 Removing the WG511T Software...1-9 Upgrading the WG511T Software...1-10 Chapter 2 Network Connections and Wireless Security Disabling the Windows Zero Configuration Utility...2-1 Understanding the Smart Wizard...2-2 Viewing Wireless Networks in Your Area..2-2 Finding a Network....2-4 Profiles....2-5 Adding Profiles....2-5 Setting up a Profile to Connect to an Access Point or Router..2-6 Setting up a Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) Profile..2-7 Starting a Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) Network Connection..2-10 Wireless Security.... 2-11 vii v3.0, January 2007
Using Wireless Security Features... 2-11 Wireless Network Name (SSID) and Security Settings..2-12 Setting up WEP Encryption Security...2-13 Setting up WPA2-PSK Security...2-14 Setting up WPA-PSK Security...2-16 Advanced Settings....2-17 Statistics Page....2-18 About Page....2-19 Chapter 3 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Tips....3-1 Ad Hoc Mode Is Not Working Correctly...3-2 Windows XP Occasional Connection Problems...3-3 Appendix A Technical Specifications Appendix B Related Documents
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About This Manual
The NETGEAR Prosafe SSL VPN Concentrator 25 SSL312 Reference Manual describes how to install, configure and troubleshoot the NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T. The information in this manual is intended for readers with intermediate computer and Internet skills.
Conventions, Formats and Scope
The conventions, formats, and scope of this manual are described in the following paragraphs: Typographical Conventions. This manual uses the following typographical conventions:
Italics Bold Emphasis, books, CDs, URL names User input
Formats. This manual uses the following formats to highlight special messages:
Note: This format is used to highlight information of importance or special interest.
Tip: This format is used to highlight a procedure that will save time or resources.
Scope. This manual is written for the WG511T Wireless PC Card according to these specifications:
What You Need Before You Begin
You must verify that your computer meets the minimum system requirements and identify the wireless network settings of the WLAN where you will connect before you can set up your wireless PC card and connect.
Verify System Requirements
Before installing the NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T, make sure that these minimum requirements have been met. You must have a laptop computer with: A Pentium class or processor with an available CardBus slot. A CD drive. 5 MB of free hard disk space. Windows XP Home, XP Professional, Vista, or Windows 2000. Some versions of Windows may ask for the original Windows operating system installation files to complete the installation of the WG511T driver software.
Observe Wireless Location and Range Guidelines
Computers can connect over wireless networks indoors at a range which vary significantly based on the physical location of the computer with the NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T. For best results, avoid potential sources of interference, such as:
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Large metal surfaces Microwaves 2.4 GHz Cordless phones
In general, wireless devices can communicate through walls. However, if the walls are constructed with concrete, or have metal, or metal mesh, the effective range will decrease if such materials are between the devices. For more information, see the link to Wireless Communications in Appendix B.
What Is in the Box
The product package should contain the following items: NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T Installation Guide for the NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T NETGEAR CD, including: Driver and Smart Wizard Software
NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T User Manual Warranty card Support information card
If any of the parts are incorrect, missing, or damaged, contact your NETGEAR dealer. Keep the carton, including the original packing materials, in case you need to return the product for repair.
WG511T Default Wireless Settings
If this is a new wireless network installation, use the factory default settings to set up the network and verify wireless connectivity. If this is an addition to an existing wireless network, you will need to identify the wireless network and wireless security settings that are already defined. Your NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T factory default basic settings are: Network Name Service Set Identification (SSID): Any (First available network) Note: In order for the WG511T Wireless PC Card to communicate with a wireless access point or wireless adapter, all devices must be set up to use the same wireless network name (SSID).
The following table describes how to interpret the Smart Wizard status bar.
Understanding the Status Bar Wireless network Security Channel Throughput Signal strength Find a Network Connection status Identifies which wireless network you have joined. Locked: security enabled. Unlocked: security not enabled. The wireless channel used by the network. If many wireless networks in your area use the same channel they can interfere with one another. Wireless throughput measured in Mega bits per second. More dots indicates a stronger signal. Usually, you will experience higher throughput when the signal is strongest. Click Find a Network to open the Connection Wizard. Identifies the status of your network connection. Connected to Internet: Wireless Internet connection is OK. Connected to Router: Wireless connection to the router is OK but the router is not connected to the Internet. 169.254.x.x or ___.___.___.___ : The wireless connection to the router is OK but there is a problem with the router. See Chapter 2, Network Connections and Wireless Security or Chapter 3, Troubleshooting.
If you right-click in the system tray icon, you can disable the Internet notification feature by clearing check mark. If you do so, then only the IP address is shown.
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The two LEDs on the WG511T Wireless PC Card indicate the condition of wireless link.
Activity LED Link LED
LED Link Green
Description On: The WG511T is plugged in to the notebook PC. Blinking: The WG511T is trying to establish a connection but is unable to do so.
Activity Amber On/Blinking: The WG511T has a connection and is transmitting or receiving data. Off: There is no data transmission on the wireless network.
Removing the WG511T Software
You can remove the wireless adapter software in these two ways: Navigate the Windows Start menu to the WG511T Wireless PC Card program group, select the uninstall option, and follow the screen prompts. Navigate the Windows Start menu to the Control Panel Add or Remove Program item, select the WG511T Wireless PC Card option, and follow the screen prompts.
Upgrading the WG511T Software
Upgrades may be available at the NETGEAR website. To install an upgrade, follow these steps. 1. Write down the settings for any profiles that you want to save. They will not be retained. 2. Download the upgrade from the NETGEAR website Support page. 3. Remove the WG511T software from your laptop computer. 4. Remove the WG511T adapter from your laptop computer and, if promted, restart your laptop computer. 5. Run the installer that you downloaded (the file ends in.exe). 6. Follow the installer instructions and, if prompted, restart your laptop computer.
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Chapter 2 Network Connections and Wireless Security
This chapter explains how to use your WG511T Wireless PC Card to connect to your Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and how to set up wireless security for the WG511T Wireless PC Card so that it matches the wireless security settings for your network.
Disabling the Windows Zero Configuration Utility
If you chose the Windows XP or Windows Vista Zero Configuration utility during installation, and now you want to use the Smart Wizard, then you need to disable the Windows utility. To disable the Windows Zero Configuration utility: 1. Attach the wireless adapter to a USB port for your computer. 2. Go to Windows Start menu and select Network Connections. 3. On the Network connections page, select the Wireless Network Connection and right-click to choose the Properties option.
4. Click the Wireless Networks tab. Then clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless settings check box.
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Understanding the Smart Wizard
These instructions explain how to use the NETGEAR WG511T Smart Wizard to change the WG111v2 wireless settings. When you have installed the software from the NETGEAR CD, the icon appears on your desktop and in the Windows System Tray. The Windows System Tray is located on the Windows taskbar. You can either double-click this icon on the desktop, or click it in the System Tray at any time, to use the Smart Wizard. This software automatically restarts when you reboot your computer. The Smart Wizard provides a complete and easy to use set of tools to: View details about wireless networks in your area. Choose the network that you want to use. Configure wireless settings for your wireless PC card Save your wireless network settings in profiles. Remove or reinstall the wireless adapter software. The following sections in this chapter explain how to use the Smart Wizard.
Viewing Wireless Networks in Your Area
You can use the Networks tab to view all available wireless networks in your area. You can also scan to search for wireless networks and refresh the page. To view information about wireless networks: 1. Use the icon to open the Smart Wizard. The Settings tab page opens.
2. Click the Networks tab to view the following page.
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You can click a column heading to sort.
If many networks use the same channel they can interfere with each other. The Status bar shows your network connection and Internet connection.
The screen shows the following information for each network scanned: Network Name (SSID): The name assigned to a wireless network. This is the same as the SSID or ESSID configuration parameter. Note that as a security measure, some wireless access points do not broadcast their SSID. In such cases, the SSID field will be blank even though the rest of the information will still be displayed. Channel: The channel determines which operating frequency will be used. Security: Identifies whether the wireless network uses security settings such as WEP, WPA2-PSK, or WPA-PSK. Signal: Identifies the signal strength of the communications. MAC Address: Identifies the hardware address (MAC Address) of the wireless device broadcasting this information. Mode: Identifies the type of wireless network Access Point (Infrastructure) or Computerto-Computer (Ad Hoc)
The buttons located at the bottom of the Networks tab are: Help: Display online help. Find a Network: Find and connect to a network. See Finding a Network on page 2-4. Connect: Connect to the network that you selected. Scan: Check for wireless networks. Clicking Scan refreshes the page. Close: Close the window of the Wizard.
Finding a Network
During the WG511T software installation, the Smart Wizard lists the available networks. After installation you can use the Find a Network button on the Network tab at any time to view the available networks and select the one that you want to use. Note: Make sure that you know the security settings for the network that you want to use. For example, if WEP is used then you need to know the WEP key. If you use secure networks frequently, set up profiles for each network with the wireless network and security settings. Follow the steps below to Find a Network: 1. Use the icon to open the Smart Wizard.
The Settings tab page opens. 2. On the Networks tab page, click Find a Network.
3. Select a network from the drop down list. If you select a hidden network then you must enter the SSID. Click Next. 4. Follow the steps of the wizard to specify the wireless security if used, and to create a profile. 5. Review you settings, and click Finish. The Smart Wizard initiates your wireless connection. You can use the Status Bar to verify your network connection. For more information, see Smart Wizard Status Bar on page 1-8.
The WG511T Smart Wizard uses profiles to store all the settings for a particular wireless network. There are two special profile names: Default and Profile. Default: The Profile named Default automatically scans for any available network. You cannot change this profile name. Profile: If you do not enter a name in the Profile Name box, then the name Profile is used to save your settings. If you do this more than once then you will be asked if you want to replace the previous settings stored in Profile.
You can store multiple profiles and recall the one which matches the network you want to join. If you use your computer to connect to different wireless networks, you can create a profile for each wireless network. Then, you can easily load the profile that has all the settings that you need to join the network you are using at the time. There are two types of wireless network profiles that you can set up: Access Point (Infrastructure) Connect to an access point or router with the 802.11 infrastructure mode. Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) Connect directly to another computer with the 802.11 ad hoc mode.
For more information on 802.11 wireless network modes, see the wireless reference document at: http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/wireless/index.htm.
Setting up a Profile to Connect to an Access Point or Router
Follow these instructions to set up the NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T to connect to a wireless access point or router. 1. Use the icon to open the Smart Wizard. The Settings page opens.
2. Enter the network settings. a. In the Network Type section, be sure that Access Point (Infrastructure) is selected. b. In the Profile box, type the name of the profile. c. In the Network Name (SSID) field select a network or enter the SSID. Note: You will not get a wireless network connection unless the network SSID matches exactly the SSID used by the access point. 3. Save your settings in a Profile. a. Click the Save Profile button. All the configuration settings are saved in this profile. b. Click Apply.
c. Click Close to exit the wizard, or Cancel to return to the previous settings. 4. Verify wireless connectivity to your network. Verify connectivity by using a browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer to connect to the Internet, or check for file and printer access on your network. You can check the status bar in the Smart Wizard for the current connection status. Note: If you cannot connect, see Chapter 3, Troubleshooting. Also, for problems with accessing network resources, the Windows Client and File and Print Sharing software might not be installed and configured properly on your computers. See the link to Internet Networking and TCP/IP Addressing on page B-1.
Setting up a Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) Profile
The computer-to-computer setting of the WG511T uses Ad Hoc mode. Ad Hoc mode is an 802.11 networking framework in which devices or computers communicate directly with each other, without an access point. For example, you can use this mode for two Windows computers with file and print sharing enabled when you want to exchange files directly between them.
Computer with wireless adapter card
Computer with WG511v2 Wireless PC Card
Note: Ad Hoc mode will not work using DHCP settings. Ad Hoc mode requires either static IP addresses (such as 192.168.0.1) or the IPX protocol. For instructions on setting up static IP addresses on a Windows PC, refer to the PC Networking Tutorial included on the NETGEAR CD. To create an Ad Hoc mode profile: 1. Run the WG511T Smart Wizard. a. Make sure the WG511T software is installed and the WG511T is fully inserted in an available CardBus slot in your PC. b. Use the icon to open the Smart Wizard. The Settings page opens.
c. Select Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) for the Network Type. d. Select or enter the Network Name (SSID) for the Ad Hoc network. e. In the Profile box, type the name of the profile. f. Click Apply.
2. Save your settings in a Profile. a. Click the Save Profile button. All the configuration settings are saved in this profile. b. Click Apply.
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c. Click Close to exit the Smart Wizard, or Cancel to return to the previous settings. 3. Configure the PC network settings. a. Configure each PC with either a static IP address or with the IPX protocol. Note: For instructions on configuring static IP addresses, refer to the networking tutorial on your NETGEAR CD. b. Restart the PCs. 4. Verify wireless connectivity between your peer devices. Verify connectivity by using the Ping program: a. On the Windows taskbar click the Start button, and then click Run.
b. Assuming the target PC is configured with 192.168.0.1 as its IP address, type ping -t 192.168.0.1 and then click OK. c. This will cause a continuous ping to be sent to the device with the 192.168.0.1 static IP address. The ping response should change to reply.
At this point the connection is established.
You may need to reboot in certain Windows operating systems such as Windows 98SE. Note: If you cannot connect, see Removing the WG511T Software on page 1-9. Also, for problems with accessing network resources, the Windows Client and File and Print Sharing software might not be installed and configured properly on your computers. See the link to Internet Networking and TCP/IP Addressing on page B-1.
Starting a Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) Network Connection
1. On the Settings tab page of the Smart Wizard, select or type the Network Name (SSID). 2. Select the Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) network type. 3. Click Initiate Ad Hoc. The Ad Hoc Setting dialog box opens:
4. In the Start Ad Hoc field, choose the wireless standard (802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g) for your Ad Hoc computer-to-computer network. 5. In the Channel field, Automatic should work. If you notice interference problems with another nearby wireless device, select a channel that is not used by other wireless networks near your wireless adapter. Use the Networks tab to view the channels in use in your area. 6. Click OK. Note: The channel number differs depending on the country. The connection speed automatically defaults to the highest speed.
Many networks use wireless security to encrypt wireless data communications. If you try to connect to a network with wireless security the Smart Wizard detects it. Before you can use that network you must set up the WG511T with exactly the same kind of wireless security settings. The main types of wireless security used for home networks are: Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 Pre-Shared Key (WPA2-PSK) Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key (WPA-PSK) Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) For more information about wireless security, see the wireless reference document at: http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/wireless/index.htm In addition to the wireless security features, networks should use LAN network security features such as requiring a user name and password to access the shared resources in the network. The procedures below explain how to configure the wireless encryption settings of your NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T.
Using Wireless Security Features
You can strengthen the security of your wireless connection by enabling Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption of the wireless data communications. Or, you can use WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) encryption. For more information about wireless security, see the Web link to Wireless Communications on page B-1. In addition to the WG511T wireless security features, you should also configure appropriate LAN network security features such as requiring a user name and password to access the shared resources in your network. The procedures below show how to set up the WEP encryption settings of your NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T.
Wireless Network Name (SSID) and Security Settings
Print this form, fill in the configuration parameters and put it in a safe place for possible future reference. For an existing wireless network, the person who set up the network will be able to provide this information. Network Name (SSID): The Service Set Identification (SSID) identifies the wireless local area network. Any (First available network) is the default WG511T wireless network name (SSID). You may customize it using up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Write your customized wireless network name (SSID) on the line below. Note: The SSID in the wireless access point is the SSID you configure in the wireless PC card. For the access point and wireless nodes to communicate with each other, all must be configured with the same SSID. Wireless network name (SSID): ______________________________ If WEP Authentication is Used. WEP Encryption key size. Identify one: 64-bit or 128-bit. The encryption key size must the wireless network settings. Data Encryption (WEP) Keys. There are two methods for creating WEP data encryption keys. Whichever method you use, record the key values in the spaces below. Passphrase method. ______________________________ These characters are case sensitive. Enter a word or group of printable characters and click the Generate Keys button. Not all wireless devices support the passphrase method. Manual method. These values are not case sensitive. For 64-bit WEP, enter 10 hex digits (any combination of 0-9 or a-f). For 128-bit WEP, enter 26 hex digits. Key 1: _____________________________ Key 2: _____________________________ Key 3: _____________________________ Key 4: _____________________________ If WPA2-PSK or WPA-PSK Authentication is Used. Passphrase: ______________________________ These characters are case sensitive. Enter a word or group of printable characters. When you use WPA-PSK, the other devices in the network will not connect unless they are set to WPA-PSK as well and are configured with the correct Passphrase.
Use the procedures below to set up basic security settings in the WG511T.
Setting up WEP Encryption Security
Follow the steps below to configure WEP Encryption Security. 1. Run the WG511T Smart Wizard. a. Make sure the WG511T software is installed and the WG511T is fully inserted in an available CardBus slot in your laptop computer. b. Use the icon to open the Smart Wizard. The Settings tab page opens.
2. Configure the Security settings. a. In the Profile box, select the profile or type in a profile name. b. In the Network Name (SSID) field select the network, or enter the SSID. Note: You will not get a wireless network connection unless the network SSID matches exactly what is configured in the access point. c. In the Security section, select WEP. 3. Select the WEP encryption strength you will use. The choices are: 64-bit WEP data encryption
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128-bit WEP data encryption Note: Larger encryption keys require more processing and may slow the communications response times.
4. Select Create with Passphrase and enter the passphrase. The configuration utility will automatically generate the WEP keys. Note: The characters are case sensitive. Be sure to use the same passphrase for all the wireless devices in the network. If the passphrase method is not available in the other devices, you must manually enter the keys to match exactly what is in the access point and other 802.11b wireless devices. 5. Save your settings in a Profile. a. Click the Save Profile button. All the configuration settings are saved in this profile. b. Click Apply. c. Click Close to exit the configuration utility.
Setting up WPA2-PSK Security
Follow the steps below to configure WPA2-PSK Security. 1. Run the WG511T Smart Wizard. a. Make sure the WG511T software is installed and the WG511T is fully inserted in an available CardBus slot in your laptop computer.
b. Use the
icon to open the Smart Wizard. The Settings tab page opens.
2. Configure the Security settings. a. In the Profile box, select the profile or type in a profile name. b. In the Network Name (SSID) field select the network, or enter the SSID. Note: You will not get a wireless network connection unless the network SSID matches exactly what is configured in the access point. c. In the Security section, select WPA2-PSK [AES]. For more information about WPA2-PSK security, see the Web link to Wireless Communications on page B-1. 3. Save your settings in a Profile. a. Click the Save Profile button. All the configuration settings are saved in this profile. b. Click Apply. c. Click Close to exit the Smart Wizard.
Setting up WPA-PSK Security
Follow the steps below to configure WPA-PSK Security. 1. Run the WG511T Smart Wizard. a. Make sure the WG511T software is installed and the WG511T is fully inserted in an available CardBus slot in your laptop computer. b. Use the icon to open the Smart Wizard. The Settings tab page opens.
2. Configure the Security settings. a. In the Profile box, select the profile or type in a profile name. b. In the Network Name (SSID) field select the network, or enter the SSID. Note: You will not get a wireless network connection unless the network SSID matches exactly what is configured in the access point. c. In the Security section, select WPA-PSK [TKIP]. For more information on WPA security, see the Web link to Wireless Communications on page B-1. 3. Save your settings in a Profile.
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a. Click the Save Profile button. All the configuration settings are saved in this profile. b. Click Apply. c. Click Close to exit the Smart Wizard.
The Advanced Settings should normally work in their default settings. On the Settings tab click the Advanced Settings button to display the following dialog box.
The Statistics page provides real time and historical trend information on the data traffic and performance of your wireless adapter.
Transmit/Receive Performance (%): A real time graph identifying the total, receive, and transmit utilization as a percentage the total possible. Transmit, Receive, and Total (TxRx): Radio buttons let you select whether to display the transmit performance, the receive performance, or both in the same graph. Transmit Statistics: Identifies transmit megabits per second (Mbps), transmit packets per second (Tx Packets/s), total transmitted packets, and transmit errors. Receive Statistics: Identifies receive megabits per second (Mbps), receive packets per second (Rx Packets/s), total received packets, and reception errors.
The About page displays the current software version information.
The following information is displayed in the About page: Regional Domain: This is the region setting for the wireless adapter. The approved channels for the region are automatically scanned. Governments regulate the channels used for wireless transmission. Operating the wireless adapter in a different region may violate local laws. Driver Version: The wireless adapter driver version. Firmware Version: The wireless adapter firmware version. Driver Date: The wireless adapter driver release date. MAC Address: The MAC address of the adapter. The Media Access Control address is a unique 48-bit hardware address assigned to every network interface card. Some wireless networks will restrict access based on a list of known MAC addresses. If you are communicating with such a network, you would have to provide the address shown here to the network administrator before you would be allowed to connect. Restricting access by MAC address adds an obstacle against unwanted access to your network. However, unless you use data encryption security, the data broadcast over the wireless link is fully exposed. IP Address: The IP address assigned to this adapter. Smart Wizard Wireless Utility: The version and release date of the Smart Wizard.
I can connect to the access point, but not the other computers on the network or to the Internet.
Viewing the IP address.
No IP address is assigned to the WG511T Wireless PC Card.
Ad Hoc Mode Is Not Working Correctly
You need to click the Initiate Ad Hoc button before you click Apply. Here is how you start an Ad Hoc network: 1. Fill in the Network Name (SSID). 2. Select the Computer-to-Computer (Ad Hoc) Network Type. 3. Click Initiate Ad Hoc. 4. Accept the default settings or make your changes and click OK.
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5. Click Apply. Note: Be sure all computers in your Ad Hoc network are configured with static IP addresses in the same subnet.
Windows XP Occasional Connection Problems
Windows XP users who apply Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815485 from the Windows XP Update Service may not be able to connect to the Internet, may have dropped wireless connections, or both when using the WG511T Wireless PC Card. You can delete this Hotfix from the Add or Remove Program utility in the Control Panel. To delete Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815485: 1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then double click Add/Remove Programs. 2. Click Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815485, and then click Remove. You may receive an error message that states that some program on the computer may not work correctly if the update is removed. You can ignore this error message, and then click Yes to remove the update.
3. Restart your computer and rerun the Smart Display Setup Wizard. This should solve your connection issue. You can restore this hotfix by following the link below: http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=009D8425-CE2B-47A4-ABEC274845DC9E91&displaylang=en
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Appendix A Technical Specifications
This appendix provides technical specifications for the NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T.
Antenna Radio Data Rate Frequency Power Consumption Regulatory Compliance Bus interface Provided drivers Dimensions 2 Integrated internal diversity antennae 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps (Auto Rate Sensing) 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz CCK and OFDM Modulation) 3.3V DC, typically 450mA in full Transmit (TX), 300mA in full Receive (RX), and 70mA in power save mode FCC, CE, TELEC Cardbus Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 2000 L: 120mm W: 54 mm H: 7 mm 40 g Operating temperature: 0 to 55 degrees C WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, and 40-bit (also called 64-bit) and 128-bit WEP data encryption
Weight Operating Environment Encryption
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Appendix B Related Documents
This appendix provides links to reference documents you can use to gain a more complete understanding of the technologies used in your NETGEAR product.
Document Windows XP and Vista Wireless Configuration Utilities Internet Networking and TCP/IP Addressing Wireless Communications Preparing a Computer for Network Access Virtual Private Networking (VPN) Glossary Link
http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/winzerocfg/ index.htm http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/tcpip/index.htm http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/wireless/index.htm http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/wsdhcp/index.htm http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/vpn/index.htm http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/glossary/index.htm
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Freedom of movement and flexibility of access - NETGEAR's 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card gives you both in spades! Designed to the 802.11g draft specification, this versatile PC card offers speeds up to nearly five times faster than widely deployed IEEE 802.11b wireless networks found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotspots around the globe. This versatile PC card works with either wireless standard 802.11b or 802.11g, to keep you connected today and tomorrow. Put it in your notebook PC and no matter where you are, at home, at the office, at the airport or in other public access areas, this versatile adapter automatically selects the best connection available, giving you constant access to corporate resources, e-mail, and the Internet. Use it to quickly network employees, saving the time and expense of Ethernet cabling. Easy to set up and use, it auto-selects the best available connection and adapts the settings to match. NETGEAR's intuitive Install Wizard makes driver installation a cinch. And with up to 128-bit WEP encryption, you can rest assured that your wireless network communications are private.
|Device Type||Network adapter|
|Form Factor||Plug-in module|
|Interface (Bus) Type||CardBus|
|Data Link Protocol||IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g|
|Spread Spectrum Method||OFDM|
|Data Transfer Rate||54 Mbps|
|Line Coding Format||DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 64 QAM, BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM|
|Frequency Band||2.4 GHz|
|Compliant Standards||IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Compatible Slots||1 x CardBus|
|Encryption Algorithm||128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, 40-bit WEP|
|Works with Windows Vista||Software and devices that carry the Works with Windows Vista logo have been tested for baseline compatibility with PC's running.|
|Compliant Standards||FCC Class B certified|
|Software / System Requirements|
|Software Included||Drivers & Utilities|
|OS Required||Microsoft Windows 98/ME, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP|
|Peripheral / Interface Devices||CD-ROM|
|Service & Support||3 years warranty|
|Service & Support Details||Limited warranty - 3 years|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
|Part Numbers||WG511, WG511CN, WG511FS, WG511NA|
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