This product works with the following operating system software: Windows XP, Windows DWL-120+ 2.4GHz USB
2000, Windows Me, Windows 98se Wireless Adapter
Before You Begin
You must have at least the following:
Б─╒ You will need a computer with an available USB port to connect the
DWL-120+ Wireless USB adapter.
Б─╒ At least a 300 MHz processor and 32 MB of memory
Б─╒ An 802.11b Access Point (for Infrastructure Mode) or another 802.11b
wireless adapter (for Ad-Hoc; Peer-to-Peer networking mode.)
Б─╒ Properly Installed and Working USB Controller.
Check Your Package Contents
These are the items included with your DWL-120+ purchase: DWL-120+ Wireless USB Adapter CD-ROM (containing Drivers, Manual and Warranty) Mini-USB Cable
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
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Insert the D-Link CD-ROM Into Your Computer Do NOT install Turn on the computer and the DWL-120+ Insert the D- Link Air DWL-120+ Driver USB Adapter into your CD in the CD-ROM drive. computer before installing the driver
The step-by-step instructions that follow are shown software on the D-Link
in Windows XP. The steps and screens are similar CD!
for the other Windows operating systems
The Install Screen will appear. Click Install Drivers
If the CD Autorun function does not automatically Go to Start > Run on your computer, then type Б─°D:\Setup.exe.Б─² If it does start, proceed to the next screen. TypeБ─°D:\Setup.exe.Б─² The letter Б─°DБ─² represents the letter of the CD-ROM drive. Your CD-ROM drive may be a different drive letter. ClickOK Click Next
Click Next Click No, I will restart my computer later Click Finish Shut down Your Computer Antenna Link/Power LED
Used to wirelessly Link - Blinks when data is being
connect to 802.11b
transmitted through the wireless
connection. Power - Indicates that the DWL- 120+ is properly installed in the computer. Mini-USB Port
Used to connect the
DWL-120+ to your
Installing the DWL-120+ Wireless USB Adapter to Your Computer A. Make sure to turn off your computer. B. Firmly insert one end of the C. Firmly insert the other end of
USB cable (larger plug) into
the USB cable (smaller plug)
your computerБ─≥s USB Port.
into the DWL-120+.
Restart Your Computer
When you restart your computer this Found New Hardware Wizard (Windows XP) screen will appear: Select Install the software automatically (Recommended) Click Next
Windows XP will automatically load the driver files. Click Finish For Windows XP/2000, a screen similar to this Digital Signature Not Found screen may appear during the installa- tion. Click Yes to continue the installation For Windows Me and 98SE, this screen may appear. Click Yes to finalize the installation
Your Installation is Complete!
After youБ─≥ve continued in Windows XP (or after the computer
restarts in the other Windows operating systems), the D-Link Air
DWL-120+ Configuration Utility will automatically start and the
utility icon will appear in the bottom right hand corner of the desktop
screen (systray). If this icon appears GREEN, then you have successfully installed the DWL-120+, are connected to a wireless network and are ready to communicate! If the utility icon does not appear, double-click the shortcut icon that has appeared on your desktop. Double-click the utility icon to use the configuration utility.
For Windows XP, if you wish to use the AirXpert Utility, please do the
following steps. Click the XP Networking icon to use the Zero Configuration Wireless Settings. Click Advanced
Your Installation is Complete!(cont.) Uncheck Б─°Use Windows to configure my wireless net- work settings.Б─² ClickOK
Using the Configuration Utility A. Status: Displays the B. SSID: The Service Set
MAC Address of the
Identifier is the name
Access Point that is
assigned to the wireless
associated with the
network. The factory SSID
setting is set to default A B C D E F C. TxRate: The default D. Channel: Displays the E. Link Quality /
setting is 11Mbps;
channel information. By Signal Strength:
however, TxRate settings
default, the channel is set
Displays the wireless
to 6 and selection is
signal strength for the
determined by the DWL-
120+ depending on the
by the Access Point.
connection to the
distance from the access
point. F. Data Rate: Graphi- cally displays the statistics of data trans- mitted and received.
Appendix (cont.) I. Channel: By Default, the channel is set to 6. Channel selection is automatically determined by the DWL- G. SSID: The Service
120+ depending on the
Set Identifier is the
channel setting of the H. Wireless Mode: The factory
name assigned to
access point selected for
setting is set to Infrastruc-
the wireless network.
association. To change the ture Mode. Ad-Hoc mode is
The factory SSID
channel settings, the
used for peer-to-peer net-
setting is set to
Wireless Mode must be set
to Ad-Hoc. G H I J K L J. TxRate: You can K. Preamble: By default, D-Link L. Power Mode: By
adjust the transmis-
AirPlus Products are set to Long
default, Power Mode is
sion rate to get the Preamble. The Preamble
set to Continuous
best signal possible
defines the length of the CRC
Access Mode. Continu-
depending on your
block (Cyclic Redundancy ous Access Mode - this
usage and environ-
Check is a common technique
default setting con-
for detecting data transmission
sumes the most power.
errors) for communication Maximum Power Save -
between the Access Point and
this setting consumes the lease power. Power
wireless network adapters. Save - this setting
High network traffic areas shout
consumes a moderate
use the Shorter Preamble type.
amount of power.
IP Address Configuration
To connect to a network, make sure the proper network settings are configured for DWL-120+. For Microsoft Windows XP: Go to Start > right click on My Network Places > select Properties > Double-click on the Network Connection associated with the DWL-120+. ClickInternet Protocol (TCP/IP) ClickProperties Dynamic IP address setup Used when a DHCP server is available on the local network. (i.e. Router) Select Obtain an IP address automatically (if the Wireless Router or Access Point has DHCP server enabled) Select Obtain DNS server address automatically Click OK Static IP address setup Used when a DHCP server is not available on the local network. Select Use the following IP address IP address:192.168.0.51 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Input a static IP address in the same range as the Wireless Router or Access Point. Click OK
For Windows 2000 users: Go to Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Double-clickon the Local Area Connection associated with the DWL-120+ > select Properties ClickInternet Protocol (TCP/IP) ClickProperties Dynamic IP address setup Used when a DHCP server is available on the local network. (i.e. Router) Select Obtain an IP address automatically (if the Wireless Router or Access Point has DHCP server enabled) Select Obtain DNS server address automatically Click OK Static IP address setup Used when a DHCP server is not available on the local network. Select Use the following IP address IP address:192.168.0.52 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 DNS Address: 192.168.0.1
Input a static IP address in the same range as the Wireless Router or Access Point. Click OK Technical Support
You can find software updates and user documentation on the D-Link website.
D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States and within Canada for the duration of the warranty period on this product.
U.S. and Canadian customers can contact D-Link technical support through our website, or by phone. Tech Support for customers within the United States: D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone: (877) 453-5465 24 hours a day, seven days a week. D-Link Technical Support over the Internet: http://support.dlink.com email:email@example.com Tech Support for customers within Canada: D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone: (800) 361-5265 Monday to Friday 8:30am to 9:00pm EST D-Link Technical Support over the Internet: http://support.dlink.ca email:firstname.lastname@example.org