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202-10065-01
202-10065-01
November 2004
NETGEAR, Inc.
4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Users Manual for the
NETGEAR Super AG
Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
WG111U
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Page 1 - Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

202-10065-01202-10065-01 November 2004NETGEAR, Inc.4500 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 USAUser’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless

Page 2 - FCC Information to User

202-10065-01x ContentsChapter 4 ConfigurationUnderstanding the Configuration Options ...

Page 3 - Declaration Of Conformity

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-20 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01Obtaining

Page 4 - Export Restrictions

Glossary Glossary-1202-10065-01GlossaryUse the list below to find definitions for technical terms used in this manual.10BASE-T IEEE 802.3 specificatio

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User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UGlossary-2 Glossary202-10065-01Domain NameA descriptive name for an address or g

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User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UGlossary Glossary-3202-10065-01Like UDP/IP, IPX is a datagram protocol used for

Page 7

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UGlossary-4 Glossary202-10065-01routerA device that forwards data between network

Page 8 - Regulations

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UGlossary Glossary-5202-10065-01Wi-FiA trade name for the 802.11b wireless networ

Page 9 - Contents

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UGlossary-6 Glossary202-10065-01

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Index Index-1Numerics802.11b B-1AAd-Hoc Mode 3-3ad-hoc mode B-2BBSSID B-2CCat5 cable C-1Comparison of 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Wireless Mode

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Index-2 IndexSShared Key authentication B-4SSID 2-5, 3-4, B-2subnet mask C-19, C-20System Requirements 3-1TTCP/IPconfiguring C-1TCP/IP properties

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Contents xi202-10065-01Appendix A Technical SpecificationsAppendix B Wireless Networking BasicsWireless Networking Overview ...

Page 13 - About This Manual

202-10065-01xii ContentsPreparing Your Computers for TCP/IP Networking ... C-4Configuring Windows

Page 14 - How to Use this Manual

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAbout This Manual 1-1202-10065-01Chapter 1About This ManualThis chapter introduc

Page 15 - How to Print this Manual

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U1-2 About This Manual202-10065-01How to Use this ManualThe HTML version of this

Page 16 - 1-4 About This Manual

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAbout This Manual 1-3202-10065-01How to Print this ManualTo print this manual yo

Page 17 - Introduction

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U1-4 About This Manual202-10065-01

Page 18 - Key Features

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UIntroduction 2-1202-10065-01Chapter 2IntroductionThis chapter introduces the fea

Page 19 - Introduction 2-3

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U2-2 Introduction202-10065-01Key FeaturesThe WG111U Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter prov

Page 20 - What’s in the Box?

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UIntroduction 2-3202-10065-01Comparing the 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g ModesThe

Page 21 - Introduction 2-5

ii202-10065-01Technical SupportPlease refer to the support information card that shipped with your product. By registering your product at http://ww.n

Page 22 - 2-6 Introduction

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U2-4 Introduction202-10065-01What’s in the Box?The product package should contain

Page 23 - Introduction 2-7

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UIntroduction 2-5202-10065-01Table 2-1. A Road Map for How to Get There From Here

Page 24 - 2-8 Introduction

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U2-6 Introduction202-10065-01Connect to the Internet over the wireless network.1.

Page 25 - Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UIntroduction 2-7202-10065-01Exchange files between a wirelessly connected PC and

Page 26 - 3-2 Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U2-8 Introduction202-10065-01Use printers in a combined wireless and wired networ

Page 27 - Two Basic Operating Modes

Basic Setup 3-1202-10065-01Chapter 3 Basic SetupThis chapter describes how to install your NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U and set up

Page 28 - 3-4 Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U3-2 Basic Setup202-10065-01• Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2

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User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UBasic Setup 3-3202-10065-01Follow these instructions to use the USB cable, plast

Page 30 - 3-6 Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U3-4 Basic Setup202-10065-01Both of these configuration options are available wit

Page 31 - Basic Setup 3-7

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UBasic Setup 3-5202-10065-01For Windows XP Users Installing a WG111UInstall the W

Page 32 - 3-8 Basic Setup

202-10065-01iiiFCC Guidelines for Human ExposureThis equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

Page 33 - Basic Setup 3-9

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U3-6 Basic Setup202-10065-01Install the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

Page 34 - 3-10 Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UBasic Setup 3-7202-10065-01Configure your WG111U.a. Click the icon on the Windo

Page 35 - Basic Setup 3-11

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U3-8 Basic Setup202-10065-01Verify wireless connectivity to your network.a. Verif

Page 36 - 3-12 Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UBasic Setup 3-9202-10065-01For Windows 2000, ME, and 98SE Users Installing a WG1

Page 37 - Status LED

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U3-10 Basic Setup202-10065-01Install the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapte

Page 38 - Color Condition Description

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UBasic Setup 3-11202-10065-01Configure your WG111U.a. Click on the WG111U icon o

Page 39 - Configuration

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U3-12 Basic Setup202-10065-01WG111U Wireless Connection Indicators The NETGEAR Su

Page 40 - 4-2 Configuration

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UBasic Setup 3-13202-10065-01Interpreting the LED on the WG111UThe status LED is

Page 41 - Figure 4-1: Settings page

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U3-14 Basic Setup202-10065-01Interpreting System Tray Icon ColorsThe System Tray

Page 42 - 4-4 Configuration

Configuration 4-1202-10065-01Chapter 4 ConfigurationThis chapter describes how to configure your NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U for

Page 43 - Figure 4-2: Settings page

202-10065-01ivExport RestrictionsThis product or software contains encryption code which may not be exported or transferred from the US or Canada with

Page 44 - 4-6 Configuration

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U4-2 Configuration202-10065-01For example, if you use your notebook PC to connect

Page 45 - Figure 4-4: Statistics page

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UConfiguration 4-3202-10065-01Figure 4-1: Settings page2. Configure the wireless

Page 46 - 4-8 Configuration

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U4-4 Configuration202-10065-014. Verify wireless connectivity to your network.Ver

Page 47 - Configuration 4-9

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UConfiguration 4-5202-10065-01Figure 4-2: Settings pagec. Select Computer-to-Com

Page 48 - 4-10 Configuration

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U4-6 Configuration202-10065-01Note: The channel number differs depending on the c

Page 49 - Chapter 5

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UConfiguration 4-7202-10065-01Note: If you cannot connect, see the Chapter 6, “Tr

Page 50 - Using WEP Security

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U4-8 Configuration202-10065-01Understanding the Advanced Settings PageTo display

Page 51

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UConfiguration 4-9202-10065-01• RTS/CTS Threshold: RTS is request to send and CTS

Page 52

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U4-10 Configuration202-10065-01— lower than the maximum possible link rate value

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Wireless Security Configuration 5-1202-10065-01Chapter 5 Wireless Security ConfigurationThis chapter describes how to configure the security features

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202-10065-01vMetropolitan Regions with Eased Restrictions in 2.4GHz BandCountries of Operation & Conditions of Use in the European CommunityNote:

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User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U5-2 Wireless Security Configuration202-10065-01Using WEP SecurityYou can strengt

Page 56

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Security Configuration 5-3202-10065-01WEP Security Settings WorksheetPr

Page 57 - Troubleshooting

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U5-4 Wireless Security Configuration202-10065-01How to Configure WEP Encryption S

Page 58 - Frequently Asked Questions

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Security Configuration 5-5202-10065-01b. Select how you will enter the

Page 59 - 5. Click Apply

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U5-6 Wireless Security Configuration202-10065-01WPA-PSK Security Settings Workshe

Page 60 - 6-4 Troubleshooting

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Security Configuration 5-7202-10065-013. Configure the WPA-PSK settings

Page 61 - Technical Specifications

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U5-8 Wireless Security Configuration202-10065-01

Page 62 - A-2 Technical Specifications

Troubleshooting 6-1202-10065-01Chapter 6 TroubleshootingThis chapter provides information about troubleshooting your NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0

Page 63 - Wireless Networking Basics

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U6-2 Troubleshooting202-10065-01Frequently Asked QuestionsUse the information bel

Page 64 - Wireless Channels

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UTroubleshooting 6-3202-10065-015. Click Apply.Note: Be sure all computers in you

Page 65

202-10065-01vi• This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and activated a radar detection feature required for European Community

Page 66 - WEP Wireless Security

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111U6-4 Troubleshooting202-10065-01

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Technical Specifications A-1202-10065-01Appendix A Technical SpecificationsThis appendix provides technical specifications for the NETGEAR Super AG Wi

Page 68 - WEP Shared Key Authentication

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UA-2 Technical Specifications202-10065-01

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Wireless Networking Basics B-1202-10065-01Appendix BWireless Networking BasicsWireless Networking OverviewThe WG111U Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter conforms

Page 70 - WPA Wireless Security

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-2 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01Ad Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer Workgroup)In

Page 71 - How Does WPA Compare to WEP?

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-3202-10065-01The radio frequency channels used are

Page 72

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-4 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01WEP Wireless SecurityThe absence of a

Page 73

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-5202-10065-01• Shared Key Authentication requires t

Page 74 - Wireless LAN

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-6 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01WEP Shared Key AuthenticationThis proc

Page 75

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-7202-10065-01Key Size and ConfigurationThe IEEE 802

Page 76

202-10065-01viiDeclaration of Conformity in Languages of the European Community English Hereby, NETGEAR Inc. declares that this Radio LAN device is in

Page 77

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-8 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01How to Use WEP ParametersWired Equival

Page 78 - Product Support for WPA

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-9202-10065-01• Enhanced data privacy• Robust key ma

Page 79

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-10 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01How Does WPA Compare to IEEE 802.11i?

Page 80

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-11202-10065-01The primary information conveyed in t

Page 81 - Appendix C

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-12 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01WPA Authentication: Enterprise-level

Page 82

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-13202-10065-01Figure B-4: 802.1x Authentication Se

Page 83

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-14 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-013. The client sends an EAP-response p

Page 84

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-15202-10065-01Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP

Page 85

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-16 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01Is WPA Perfect?WPA is not without its

Page 86 - Windows 95B, 98, and Me

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UWireless Networking Basics B-17202-10065-01• The new WPA information element To

Page 87

202-10065-01viiiCanadian Department of Communications Radio Interference RegulationsThis digital apparatus (WG111U Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter) does not

Page 88 - Verifying TCP/IP Properties

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UB-18 Wireless Networking Basics202-10065-01Changes to Wireless Client ProgramsWi

Page 89

Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-1202-10065-01Appendix CPreparing Your Network to Work with a RouterThis appendix describes how

Page 90

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-2 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01For the ini

Page 91

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-3202-10065-01Record Your

Page 92

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-4 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01Preparing Y

Page 93

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-5202-10065-01Configuring

Page 94

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-6 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01Installing

Page 95

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-7202-10065-011. Open the

Page 96 - MacOS 8.6 or 9.x

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-8 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-013. Verify t

Page 97

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-9202-10065-013. From the

Page 98 - Are Login Protocols Used?

Contents ix202-10065-01ContentsChapter 1 About This ManualAudience, Scope, Conventions ...

Page 99

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-10 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01Configurin

Page 100 - Restarting the Network

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-11202-10065-013. Go to P

Page 101 - Glossary

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-12 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01DHCP Confi

Page 102 - 202-10065-01

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-13202-10065-012. Check t

Page 103 - Glossary Glossary-3

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-14 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01DHCP Confi

Page 104 - Glossary-4 Glossary

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-15202-10065-013. Set the

Page 105 - Glossary Glossary-5

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-16 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01Configurin

Page 106 - Glossary-6 Glossary

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-17202-10065-01Verifying

Page 107 - Index Index-1

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UAppendix C-18 Preparing Your Network to Work with a Router202-10065-01In order t

Page 108 - Index-2 Index

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Super AG Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter WG111UPreparing Your Network to Work with a Router Appendix C-19202-10065-01If an ISP

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