D-Link AirPlus XTREME G+TM
Wireless Cardbus Adapter
Building Networks for People
Wireless Basics ....................................................................................6
Getting Started ....................................................................................10
Using the Configuration Utility ..............................................................13
Networking Basics ..............................................................................20
Technical Specifications ......................................................................38
Contacting Technical Support ..............................................................40
Warranty and Registration ....................................................................41
Contents of Package:
D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+
2.4 GHz - 54Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter
Manual, Warranty and Drivers on CD
Printed Quick Installation Guide
If any of the above items are missing, please contact your reseller.
System Requirements for Configuration:
A laptop or notebook computer with an available 32-bit
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows 98SE
At least 32 MB of memory and a 300 MHz processor
An 802.11g or 802.11b Access Point (for Infrastructure mode),
or another 802.11g or 802.11b wireless adapter (for Ad-Hoc,
peer-to-peer networking mode.)
The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ T
M DWL-G650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter is a 802.11g
high-performance, wireless adapter that supports high-speed wireless networking at home,
at work or in public places.
Unlike most network cards, the DWL-G650+ provides data transfers at up to 8X (compared
to the standard 11 Mbps) when used with other D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ products. The
802.11g standard is backwards compatible with 802.11b products.This means that you
do not need to change your entire network to maintain connectivity. You may sacrifice
some of 802.11gâ€™s speed when you mix 802.11b and 802.11g devices, but you will not
lose the ability to communicate when you incorporate the 802.11g standard into your
802.11b network. You may choose to slowly change your network by gradually replacing
the 802.11b devices with 802.11g devices .
In addition to offering faster data transfer speeds when used with other 802.11g products,
the DWL-G650+ has the newest, strongest, most advanced security features available
today. When used with other 802.11g WPA (WiFi Protected Access) and 802.1x
compatible products in a network with a radius server, the security features include:
A new security feature, Wi-Fi Protected Access authorizes and identifies
users based on a secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval.
WPA uses TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) to change the temporal key
every 10,000 packets (a packet is a kind of message transmitted over a network.)
This insures much greater security than the standard WEP security. (By
contrast, the older WEP encryption required the keys to be changed manually.)
Authentication is a first line of defense against intrusion. In the
Authentication process the server verifies the identity of the client attempting to
connect to the network. Unfamiliar clients would be denied access.
For home users that will not incorporate a RADIUS server in their network, the security
for the DWL-G650+, used in conjunction with other 802.11g products, will still be much
stronger than ever before. Utilizing the Pre Shared Key mode of WPA, the DWL-G650+
will obtain a new security key every time it connects to the 802.11g network. You only
need to input your encryption information once in the configuration menu. No longer will
you have to manually input a new WEP key frequently to ensure security, with the DWL-
G650+, you will automatically receive a new key every time you connect, vastly increasing
the safety of your communications.
* Available Q4 2003 as a free download
Fully compatible with the 802.11g standard to provide a wireless data rate of
up to 54Mbps
Backwards compatible with the 802.11b standard to provide a wireless data
rate of up to 11Mbps
WPA* (Wi Fi Protected Access) authorizes and identifies users based on a
secret key that changes automatically at a regular interval, for example:
TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol), in conjunction with a RADIUS
server, changes the temporal key every 10,000 packets, ensuring greater
Pre Shared Key mode means that the home user, without a RADIUS
server, will obtain a new security key every time the he or she connects
to the network, vastly improving the safety of communications on the
802.1x* Authentication in conjunction with the radius server verifies the
identity of would be clients
Utilizes OFDM technology (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing)
User-friendly configuration and diagnostic utilities
Operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range
LED stands for Light-Emitting Diode. The DWL-G650+ has the following
A blinking light indicates data is being transmitted
A steady light indicates a connection to an Access Point
* Available Q4 2003 as a free download
D-Link wireless products are based on industry standards to provide easy-to-
use and compatible high-speed wireless connectivity within your home, business
or public access wireless networks. D-Link wireless products will allow you
access to the data you want, when and where you want it. You will be able to
enjoy the freedom that wireless networking brings.
A WLAN is a cellular computer network that transmits and receives data with
radio signals instead of wires. WLANs are used increasingly in both home and
office environments, and public areas such as airports, coffee shops and
universities. Innovative ways to utilize WLAN technology are helping people to
work and communicate more efficiently. Increased mobility and the absence of
cabling and other fixed infrastructure have proven to be beneficial for many
Wireless users can use the same applications they use on a wired network.
Wireless adapter cards used on laptop and desktop systems support the same
protocols as Ethernet adapter cards.
Wireless Basics (continued)
People use WLAN technology for many different purposes:
Mobility - Productivity increases when people have access to data in any
location within the operating range of the WLAN. Management decisions based
on real-time information can significantly improve worker efficiency.
Low Implementation Costs â€“ WLANs are easy to set up, manage, change
and relocate. Networks that frequently change, both physically and logically,
can benefit from WLANs ease of implementation. WLANs can operate in
locations where installation of wiring may be impractical.
Installation and Network Expansion - Installing a WLAN system can be
fast and easy and can eliminate the need to pull cable through walls and ceilings.
Wireless technology allows the network to go where wires cannot go - even
outside the home or office.
Inexpensive Solution â€“ Wireless network devices are as competitively priced
as conventional Ethernet network devices.
Scalability â€“ WLANs can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs
of specific applications and installations. Configurations are easily changed
and range from peer-to-peer networks suitable for a small number of users to
larger infrastructure networks to accommodate hundreds or thousands of users,
depending on the number of wireless devices deployed.
The DWL-G650+ is compatible with the following wireless products:
D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G650+
Wireless Cardbus Adapters used with laptop computers
D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+, D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G520+
Wireless PCI cards used with desktop computers
D-Link AirPlus DWL-900AP+ and D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+
Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Access Points
D-Link AirPlus DWL-800AP+
Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Range Extender
D-Link AirPlus DWL-810+
Enhanced 2.4GHz Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge
Wireless Basics (continued)
The DWL-G650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter utilizes the 802.11g standard.
The IEEE 802.11g standard is an extension of the 802.11b standard. It increases
the data rate up to 54 Mbps within the 2.4GHz band, utilizing OFDM technology.
This means that in most environments, within the specified range of this device,
you will be able to transfer large files quickly or even watch a movie in MPEG
format over your network without noticeable delays. This technology works by
transmitting high-speed digital data over a radio wave utilizing OFDM (Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing) technology. OFDM works by splitting the radio
signal into multiple smaller sub-signals that are then transmitted simultaneously
at different frequencies to the receiver. OFDM reduces the amount of crosstalk
(interference) in signal transmissions. The D-Link DWL-G650+ will automatically
sense the best possible connection speed to ensure the greatest speed and
802.11g offers the most advanced network security features available today,
including: WPA , 802.1x TKIP
, AES and Pre-Shared Key mode. These security
features are explained in more detail in the Introduction and the Features section
of this manual.
The DWL-G650+ is backwards compatible with 802.11b devices. This means
that if you have an existing 802.11b network, the devices in that network will be
compatible with 802.11g devices at speeds up to 11Mbps in the 2.4GHz range.
Also based on the IEEE 802.11b standard, the DWL-G650+ is interoperable
with existing compatible 2.4GHz wireless technology with data transfer speeds
of up to 11Mbps.
1 * Available Q4 2003 as a free download
Wireless Basics (continued)
The D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G650+ lets you access your network, using
a wireless connection, from virtually anywhere within its operating range. Keep
in mind, however, that the number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings, or
other objects that the wireless signals must pass through, may limit the range.
Typical ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF
(radio frequency) noise in your home or business. The key to maximizing
wireless range is to follow these basic guidelines:
1. Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the DWL-G650+ and
other network devices to a minimum - each wall or ceiling can reduce
your D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ Wireless productâ€™s range from 3-90 feet (1-
30 meters.) Position your devices so that the number of walls or ceilings is
2. Be aware of the direct line between network devices. A wall that is 1.5 feet
thick (.5 meters), at a 45-degree angle appears to be almost 3 feet (1 meter)
thick. At a 2-degree angle it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick! Position
devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling
(instead of at an angle) for better reception.
3. Building Materials can impede the wireless signal - a solid metal door or
aluminum studs may have a negative effect on range. Try to position wireless
devices and computers with wireless adapters so that the signal passes
through drywall or open doorways and not other materials.
4. Keep your product away (at least 3-6 feet or 1-2 meters) from electrical
devices or appliances that may generate extreme RF noise.
There are basically two modes of networking:
Infrastructure â€“ using an Access Point, or Wireless Router,
such as the DI-624+.
Ad-Hoc â€“ directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to-
peer communication, using wireless network adapters on
each computer, such as two or more DWL-G650+ wireless
network Cardbus adapters.
On the following pages we will show you an example of an Infrastructure
Network and an Ad-Hoc Network.
An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or a Wireless Router.
The Infrastructure Network example shown on the following page contains
the following D-Link network devices (your existing network may be
comprised of other devices):
A wireless Router - D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DI-624+
A laptop computer with a wireless adapter -
D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G650+
or D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+
A desktop computer with a wireless adapter -
D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ DWL-G520+
or D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+
A Cable modem - D-Link DCM-200
Setting up a Wireless Infrastructure Network
4 DWL-G520+ with
Please remember that D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G+ wireless devices are pre-
configured to connect together, right out of the box, with their default settings.
For a typical wireless setup at home (as shown above), please do the
You will need broadband Internet access (a Cable or DSL-subscriber line into
your home or office)
Consult with your Cable or DSL provider for proper installation of the modem
Connect the Cable or DSL modem to your broadband router (see the Quick
Installation Guide included with your router.)
If you are connecting a desktop computer to your network, install the D-Link
AirPlus Xtrem G+ DWL-520+ wireless PCI adapter into an available PCI slot on
your desktop computer. You may also install the DWL-520+.
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter.)
Install the drivers for the D-Link DWL-G650+ wireless Cardbus adapter into a
laptop computer. You may also install DWL-650+.
(See the Quick Installation Guide included with the network adapter.)
Setting up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network
Install the D-Link DWL-G520+ Wireless Network adapter into one
desktop computer. See the Quick Installation Guide included with the
product for installation instructions.
Install another DWL-G650+ into a laptop computer. See the Quick
Installation Guide included with the product.
Set the wireless configuration for the adapters to Ad-Hoc mode, set
the adapters to the same channel, and assign an IP Address to each
computer on the Ad-Hoc network. (See Box below)
When assigning IP Addresses to the computers on the network, please
remember that the IP Address for each computer must be in the same
IP Address range as all the computers in the network, and the subnet
mask must be exactly the same for all the computers in the network.
For example: If the first computer is assigned an IP Address of 192.168.0.2
with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0, then the second computer can be
assigned an IP Address of 192.168.0.3 with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.
IMPORTANT: If computers or other devices are assigned the same IP
Address, one or more of the devices may not be visible on the network.
Using the Configuration Utility
If you wish to change the default settings or optimize the performance of the
DWL-G650+, D-Link has included a configuration utility for this purpose. How-
ever, in Windows XP, you will instead use zero configuration utility.
Before you use the configuration utility for the DWL-G650+, you must install the
drivers and the configuration utility from the CD-ROM that came with the DWL-
G650+. (Please see the Quick Installation Guide that came with the product.)
After you have completed this installation and restarted your computer, you can
access the Configuration Utility at any time by clicking on this icon that will
appear on your desktop.
After double-clicking on the icon on the desktop (shown at right),
the Link Info window shown on the next page will appear:
Status: Displays the MAC Address of the Access Point that is associated
with the DWL-G650+.
SSID: The Service Set Identifier is the name assigned to the wireless
network. The factory SSID setting is set to default.
TxRate: The default setting is Auto; TxRate settings are automatically
determined by the DWL-G650+ depending on the distance from the access
point at this default setting.
Channel: Displays the channel information. By default, the channel is set to 6
and selection is automatically determined by the DWL-G650+.
Link Quality / Signal Strength: Displays the Link Quality for the DWL-
G650+ wireless connection to the access point. The Signal Strength
represents the wireless signal between the access point and the DWL-
G650+. The percentage coincides with the graphical bar.
Data Rate: Displays the statistics of data transmitted and received.
D-Link AirPlus DWL-650+ 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter
screen displays the
default settings for
To communicate on the network all devices must have the
same settings for the following properties:
SSID - (Service Set Identifier) is a name that identifies a wireless network. Access
Points and wireless clients attempting to connect to a specific WLAN (Wireless Local
Area Network) must use the same SSID. The default setting is default.
Wireless Mode - Click on the pull-down menu; select from the following options:
Infrastructure - connecting the WLAN using an Access Point. (The default
Ad-Hoc â€“ wireless mode used when connecting directly to a computer equipped
with a wireless adapter in a peer-to-peer environment.
Channel â€“ The default channel setting is channel 6. However, the DWL-G650+ will
automatically select the channel to match the channel setting for the selected Access
Point. In Ad Hoc mode, the channel must be manually set to the same channel for
each wireless adapter.
TX Rate - Select the transmission rate on the network. Auto is the default setting.
TX rates are automatically determined by the DWL-G650+ depending on the distance
from the access point.
Preamble - Auto is the default setting. The Preamble defines the length of the CRC
block (Cyclic Redundancy Check is a common technique for detecting data
transmission errors) for communication between the Access Point and the wireless
Network adapters. Note: High network traffic areas should use the shorter preamble
Power Mode â€“ Select from three modes:
Continuous Access Mode-this default setting consumes the most power
Maximum Power Save-this setting consumes the least power
Power Save- this setting consumes a moderate amount of power
If any changes are made to the configuration of the wireless adapter, click Apply
to save the changes.
Data Encryption â€“ enable Encryption by clicking on the box. Encryption
is disabled as the default setting.
Authorization mode â€“ choose one of the following modes:
Open Authentication â€“ communicates the key across the
Shared Authentication â€“ allows communication only with other
devices with identical WEP settings
Auto â€“ will automatically adjust to the Authentication mode of the
Network Key â€“ enter a key in either ASCII (e.g., a word) or hexadecimal
Hexadecimal digits consist of the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for
representing English letters as numbers from 0-127
Key Format - ASCII or Hexadecimal
Key type - select the key length, either 64, 128 or 256bits
Key Index â€“ You can create up to 4 different security keys
Click Apply to save the changes.
The top section of the window displays the Available Networks. Scroll up
and down the list and highlight the network to which you wish to connect.
Click on the Connect button.
In the lower half of the screen, you can manage the profiles that you have
created for the wireless network at home, at the office and in public places.
Scroll up and down and highlight the profile that you wish to configure. You
can ADD or REMOVE a profile, or configure the Properties of the profile in
order to connect with an available network.
Click on Add and the screen on the next page will appear.
Add New Profile
In this window you can configure all the properties of a profile in order to
connect with a network of your choice.
After you have entered your changes in this window, click OK to save the
The ABOUT screen gives you information about the Firmware and Utility
Versions of the DWL-G650+.
Using the Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP
In this section you will learn how to establish a network at home or work,
using Microsoft Windows XP.
Note: Please refer to websites such as http://www.homenethelp.com
and http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000 for information about networking
computers using Windows 2000, ME or 98SE.
Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections
Select Set up a home or small office network
When this screen appears, click Next.
Please follow all the instructions in this window:
In the following window, select the best description of your computer. If your
computer connects to the internet through a gateway/router, select the
second option as shown.
Enter a Computer description and a Computer name (optional.)
Enter a Workgroup name. All computers on your network should have the
same Workgroup name.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the changes.
When the changes are complete, click Next.
Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard configures the computer.
This may take a few minutes.
In the window below, select the option that fits your needs. In this example, Create a
Network Setup Disk has been selected. You will run this disk on each of the
computers on your network. Click Next.
Insert a disk into the Floppy Disk Drive, in this case drive A.
Please read the information under Hereâ€™s how in the screen below. After you complete
the Network Setup Wizard you will use the Network Setup Disk to run the Network
Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To continue click Next.
Please read the information on this screen, then click Finish to complete the
Network Setup Wizard.
The new settings will take effect when you restart the computer. Click Yes to
restart the computer.
You have completed configuring this computer. Next, you will need to run the
Network Setup Disk on all the other computers on your network. After run-
ning the Network Setup Disk on all your computers, your new wireless net-
work will be ready to use.
Naming your Computer
To name your computer, please follow these directions:In Windows XP:
Click Start (in the lower left corner of the screen)
Right-click on My Computer
Select Properties and click
Select the Computer
Name Tab in the System
You may enter a Com-
puter Description if you
wish; this field is optional.
To rename the computer
and join a domain, Click
Naming your Computer
In this window, enter the
Select Workgroup and enter the
name of the Workgroup
All computers on your network
must have the same Workgroup
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
The wireless adapter-equipped computers in your network must be in the same IP Ad-
dress range (see Getting Started in this manual for a definition of IP Address Range.) To
check on the IP Address of the adapter, please do the following:
Right-click on the
in the task bar
Click on Status
Checking the IP Address in Windows XP
This window will appear.
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Note: Residential Gateways/Broadband Routers will automatically assign IP Ad-
dresses to the computers on the network, using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) technology. If you are using a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router you will
not need to assign Static IP Addresses.
If you are not using a DHCP capable Gateway/Router, or you need to assign a Static IP
Address, please follow these instructions:
Go to Start
Assigning a Static IP Address in Windows XP/2000
Right-click on Local Area
Assigning a Static IP Address
in Windows XP/2000
D-Link AirPlus XtremeG+ DWL-G650+ Wireless Carbus Adapter
Click on Internet Protocol
In the window below, select Use the following IP address. Input your IP
address and subnet mask. (The IP Addresses on your network must be
within the same range. For example, if one computer has an IP Address of
192.168.0.2, the other computers should have IP Addresses that are
sequential, like 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.4. The subnet mask must be
the same for all the computers on the network.)
Enter the LAN IP address of
the wireless router. (D-Link
wireless routers have a LAN IP
address of 192.168.0.1)
Select Use the following
DNS server address. Enter
the LAN IP address of the
Wireless Router. (D-Link
wireless routers have a LAN
IP address of 192.168.0.1)
You have completed the assignment of a Static IP Address. (You do not need to assign
a Static IP Address if you have a DHCP-capable Gateway/Router.)
Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows XP and
Go to Start > Run >
type cmd. A window
similar to this one
will appear. Type
xxx, where xxx is
the IP Address of
the Wireless Router
or Access Point. A
connection will show
four replies from the
Wireless Router or
access point, as
Checking the Wireless Connection by Pinging in Windows ME and
Go to Start > Run
> type command.
A window similar to
this will appear.
Type ping xxx.
where xxx is the IP
Address of the
Wireless Router or
Access Point. A
show four replies
from the wireless
router or access
point, as shown.
This chapter provides solutions to problems that can occur during the installation and
operation of the DWL-G650+. Read the following descriptions if you are having problems.
(The examples below are illustrated in Windows XP. If you have a different operating
system, the screenshots on your computer will look similar to the following examples.)
1. Check that the drivers for the DWL-G650+ are installed properly.
Go to Start >
My Computer >
Right-click on D-Link
D-Link AirPro D
ireless Cardbus A
to check that the
drivers are in-
D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G650+
Look under Device
Status to check that the
D-Link AirPlus XtremeG DWL-G650
device is working
High-Speed 2.4GHz Wireless Cardbus Adapter
2. I cannot connect to the access point or the wireless router.
Make sure that the SSID on the DWL-G650+ Cardbus adapter is
exactly the same as the SSID on the Access Point or wireless
Move the DWL-G650+ and Access Point or Wireless router into the
same room and then test the wireless connection.
Disable all security settings. (WEP, MAC Address Control, AES)
Make sure that the Radio is not locked down to a different
Turn off your Access Point and the computer with the DWL-G650+.
Turn on the Access Point, and then turn on the computer with the
Refresh the DWL-G650+ Utility
3. The DWL-G650+ Power and Link lights are not on.
Check to see if the DWL-G650+ Cardbus adapter is firmly
inserted into the Cardbus slot of your laptop computer.
4. I forgot my Encryption key.
Reset the Access Point to its factory default settings and restore the
DWL-G650+ Wireless Cardbus Adapter to the factory default
settings. (The default settings are listed in the Using the
Configuration Utility section in this manual.)
5. The computer does not recognize the DWL-G650+ Wireless Adapter.
Make sure that the DWL-G650+ Wireless Adapter is properly seated
in the computerâ€™s Cardbus slot.
If Windows does not detect the hardware upon insertion of the
adapter, make sure to completely remove drivers that were
previously loaded. To remove the drivers, do the following:
A. Under Tools> select Folder Optionsâ€¦> select View >
under Hidden files and folders > select Show hidden
files and folders
B. Uncheck Hide extension for known file types > click
C. Search for previously loaded driver files. Remove these
files from the INF and SYSTEM32 (DRIVERS) folders
in the Windows directory. Note: Windows XP and
Windows 2000 will rename .inf files that have not
received WHQL certification into oem.inf files (e.g.,
6. The computer with the DWL-G650+ installed is unable to connect to
the wireless network and/or the Internet.
Check that the LED indicators for the broadband modem are
indicating normal activity. If not, there may be a problem with the
Check that the LED indicators on the wireless router are functioning
properly. If not, check that the AC power and Ethernet cables are
Check that the IP Address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings
are correctly entered for the network
In Infrastructure mode, make sure the same Service Set
Identifier (SSID) is specified on the settings for the wireless clients
and access points. The SSID factory default setting for the D-Link
Air, AirPlus and AirPro products is default. (Double-click on the
WLAN icon in the taskbar. The Link Info screen will display the
In Ad-Hoc mode, both wireless clients will need to have the same
SSID. Please note that it might be necessary to set up one client to
establish a BSS (Basic Service Set) and wait briefly before setting
up other clients. This prevents several clients from trying to establish
a BSS at the same time, which can result in multiple singular BSSs
being established, rather than a single BSS with multiple clients
associated to it.
Check that the Network Connection for the wireless client is
configured properly. Select AP (Infrastructure) when connecting
to an access point and select Ad-Hoc mode when connecting
without an access point. Double-click on the WLAN icon in the
taskbar > click on Configuration to change the settings for the
If Security is enabled, make sure that the correct encryption keys
are entered on both the DWL-G650+ and the access point. Double-
click on the WLAN icon in the taskbar > click Encryption. Check to
see that the key selected is set to the same key as other devices on
7. How can I troubleshoot distance issues using the DWL-G650+.
Move the DWL-G650+ and Access Point or Wireless router into
the same room and then test the wireless connection.
Change the channel of the Access Point.
Move devices within the line of sight
Operating: 0ÂşC to 55ÂşC (32ÂşF to 131ÂşF)
95% maximum, non-condensing
Internal Antenna Type:
WPA* - Wi-Fi Protected Access (64-,128-WEP with TKIP, MIC, IV
Expansion, Shared Key Authentication)
L = 4.64 inches (114.3mm)
W = 2.13 inches (54mm)
H = 0.34 inches (8.7mm)
0.12 lb. (55 grams)
*WPA will be available Spring 2003 as a download
With Automatic Fallback
54Mbps; 48Mbps; 36Mbps; 24Mbps; 18Mbps; 12Mbps; 11Mbps;
9Mbps; 6Mbps; 5.5Mbps; 2Mbps; 1Mbps
Media Access Control:
CSMA/CA with ACK
2.4GHz to 2.462GHz
Indoors: Up to 328 feet (100 meters)
Outdoors: Up to 1,312 feet (400 meters)
PowerSave mode = 28mA
Standby mode = 4.66mA
Transmit mode = 248mA
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
54Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-68dBm
48Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-68dBm
36Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-75dBm
24Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-79dBm
22Mbps PBCC, 8% PER,-80dBm
18Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-82dBm
12Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-84dBm
11Mbps CCK, 8% PER, -82dBm
9Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-87dBm
6Mbps OFDM, 10% PER,-88dBm
5.5Mbps CCK, 8% PER,-85dBm
2Mbps QPSK, 8% PER,-86dBm
1Mbps BPSK, 8% PER,-89dBm
Transmitter Output Power:
Contacting 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:
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
Tech Support for customers within Canada:
D-Link Technical Support over the Telephone:
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 9:00pm EST
D-Link Technical Support over the Internet:
Warranty and Registration
Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, D-Link Systems, Inc. (â€śD-Linkâ€ť) provides this Limited
warranty for its product only to the person or entity that originally purchased the product from:
D-Link or its authorized reseller or distributor and
Products purchased and delivered within the fifty states of the United States, the District of
Columbia, U.S. Possessions or Protectorates, U.S. Military Installations, addresses with an
APO or FPO.
Limited Warranty: D-Link warrants that the hardware portion of the D-Link products described below
will be free from material defects in workmanship and materials from the date of original retail purchase
of the product, for the period set forth below applicable to the product type (â€śWarranty Periodâ€ť), except
as otherwise stated herein.
3-Year Limited Warranty for the Product(s) is defined as follows:
Hardware (excluding power supplies and fans) Three (3) Years
Power Supplies and Fans One (1) Year
Spare parts and spare kits Ninety (90) days
D-Linkâ€™s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period
at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Linkâ€™s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will
be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be
new or have an identical make, model or part. D-Link may in its sole discretion replace the defective
Hardware (or any part thereof) with any reconditioned product that D-Link reasonably determines is
substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware. Repaired or
replacement Hardware will be warranted for the remainder of the original Warranty Period from the date
of original retail purchase. If a material defect is incapable of correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole
discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original
purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective
Hardware. All Hardware (or part thereof) that is replaced by D-Link, or for which the purchase price is
refunded, shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
Limited Software Warranty: D-Link warrants that the software portion of the product (â€śSoftwareâ€ť)
will substantially conform to D-Linkâ€™s then current functional specifications for the Software, as set forth
in the applicable documentation, from the date of original retail purchase of the Software for a period of
ninety (90) days (â€śWarranty Periodâ€ť), provided that the Software is properly installed on approved
hardware and operated as contemplated in its documentation. D-Link further warrants that, during the
Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Software will be free of physical
defects. D-Linkâ€™s sole obligation shall be to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media)
with software that substantially conforms to D-Linkâ€™s functional specifications for the Software or to
refund at D-Linkâ€™s sole discretion. Except as otherwise agreed by D-Link in writing, the replacement
Software is provided only to the original licensee, and is subject to the terms and conditions of the
license granted by D-Link for the Software. Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original
Warranty Period from the date or original retail purchase. If a material non-conformance is incapable of
correction, or if D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to replace the non-conforming
Software, the price paid by the original licensee for the non-conforming Software will be refunded by D-
Link; provided that the non-conforming Software (and all copies thereof) is first returned to D-Link. The
license granted respecting any Software for which a refund is given automatically terminates.
Non-Applicability of Warranty: The Limited Warranty provided hereunder for hardware and software
of D-Linkâ€™s products will not be applied to and does not cover any refurbished product and any product
purchased through the inventory clearance or liquidation sale or other sales in which D-Link, the sellers,
or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the product and in that case,
the product is being sold â€śAs-Isâ€ť without any warranty whatsoever including, without limitation, the
Limited Warranty as described herein, notwithstanding anything stated herein to the contrary.
Submitting A Claim: The customer shall return the product to the original purchase point based on its
return policy. In case the return policy period has expired and the product is within warranty, the
customer shall submit a claim to D-Link as outlined below:
The customer must submit with the product as part of the claim a written description of the
Hardware defect or Software nonconformance in sufficient detail to allow D-Link to confirm
The original product owner must obtain a Return Material Authorization (â€śRMAâ€ť) number from
the Authorized D-Link Service Office and, if requested, provide written proof of purchase of
the product (such as a copy of the dated purchase invoice for the product) before the warranty
service is provided.
After an RMA number is issued, the defective product must be packaged securely in the
original or other suitable shipping package to ensure that it will not be damaged in transit, and
the RMA number must be prominently marked on the outside of the package. Do not include any
manuals or accessories in the shipping package. D-Link will only replace the defective portion
of the Product and will not ship back any accessories.
The customer is responsible for all in-bound shipping charges to D-Link. No Cash on Delivery
(â€śCODâ€ť) is allowed. Products sent COD will either be rejected by D-Link or become the property
of D-Link. Products shall be fully insured by the customer and shipped to D-Link Systems,
Inc., 53 Discovery Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. D-Link will not be held responsible for any
packages that are lost in transit to D-Link. The repaired or replaced packages will be shipped
to the customer via UPS Ground or any common carrier selected by D-Link, with shipping
charges prepaid. Expedited shipping is available if shipping charges are prepaid by the customer
and upon request.
D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the
foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The
product owner agrees to pay D-Linkâ€™s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product
that is not packaged and shipped in accordance with the foregoing requirements, or that is determined by
D-Link not to be defective or non-conforming.
What Is Not Covered: This limited warranty provided by D-Link does not cover: Products, if in D-Linkâ€™s
judgment, have been subjected to abuse, accident, alteration, modification, tampering, negligence, misuse,
faulty installation, lack of reasonable care, repair or service in any way that is not contemplated in the
documentation for the product, or if the model or serial number has been altered, tampered with, defaced
or removed; Initial installation, installation and removal of the product for repair, and shipping costs;
Operational adjustments covered in the operating manual for the product, and normal maintenance;
Damage that occurs in shipment, due to act of God, failures due to power surge, and cosmetic damage;
Any hardware, software, firmware or other products or services provided by anyone other than D-
Link; Products that have been purchased from inventory clearance or liquidation sales or other sales in
which D-Link, the sellers, or the liquidators expressly disclaim their warranty obligation pertaining to the
product. Repair by anyone other than D-Link or an Authorized D-Link Service Office will void this
Disclaimer of Other Warranties: EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN, THE
PRODUCT IS PROVIDED â€śAS-ISâ€ť WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY CANNOT BE DISCLAIMED IN ANY TERRITORY
WHERE A PRODUCT IS SOLD, THE DURATION OF SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL BE LIMITED TO
NINETY (90) DAYS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY COVERED UNDER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED
HEREIN, THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, SELECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT IS
WITH THE PURCHASER OF THE PRODUCT.
Limitation of Liability: TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, D-LINK IS NOT LIABLE
UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY
FOR ANY LOSS OF USE OF THE PRODUCT, INCONVENIENCE OR DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER,
WHETHER DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFIT, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER
FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, FAILURE OF OTHER EQUIPMENT OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS TO WHICH D-
LINKâ€™S PRODUCT IS CONNECTED WITH, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA CONTAINED IN, STORED ON,
OR INTEGRATED WITH ANY PRODUCT RETURNED TO D-LINK FOR WARRANTY SERVICE) RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, RELATING TO WARRANTY SERVICE, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY
BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, EVEN IF D-LINK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. THE SOLE REMEDY FOR A BREACH OF THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY IS
REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE DEFECTIVE OR NON-CONFORMING PRODUCT. THE MAXIMUM
LIABILITY OF D-LINK UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT
COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE FOREGOING EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OR REMEDIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR
Governing Law: This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Some
states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This limited
warranty provides specific legal rights and the product owner may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered
trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or owners.
Copyright Statement: No part of this publication or documentation accompanying this Product 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 D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc., as
stipulated by the United States Copyright Act of 1976. Contents are subject to change without prior
notice. CopyrightÂ© 2002 by D-Link Corporation/D-Link Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
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 communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compli-
ance could void the userâ€™s authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of about eight inches (20cm) between
the radiator and your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Register your D-Link product online at http://support.dlink.com/register/