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August 2004
Version v1.0
August 2004
NETGEAR, Inc.
4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Users Manual for the
NETGEAR Double 108
Mbps Wireless PC Card
32-bit CardBus WG511U
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Summary of Contents

Page 1 - 32-bit CardBus WG511U

August 2004 Version v1.0August 2004NETGEAR, Inc.4500 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 USAUser’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wir

Page 2 - Statement of Conditions

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U1-2 About This ManualAugust 2004How to Navigate this ManualThe HTM

Page 3 - FCC Information to User

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UAbout This Manual 1-3August 2004How to Print this ManualTo print t

Page 4 - Regulations

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U1-4 About This ManualAugust 2004

Page 5 - Contents

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UIntroduction 2-1August 2004Chapter 2IntroductionThis chapter intro

Page 6

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U2-2 IntroductionAugust 2004802.11a and 802.11b/g Wireless Networki

Page 7

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UIntroduction 2-3August 2004A Road Map for ‘How to Get There From H

Page 8 - 4 Contents

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U2-4 IntroductionAugust 2004Protect my wireless connection from sno

Page 9 - About This Manual

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UIntroduction 2-5August 2004Exchange files between a wirelessly con

Page 10 - How to Navigate this Manual

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U2-6 IntroductionAugust 2004Use printers in a combined wireless and

Page 11 - How to Print this Manual

Basic Setup 3-1August 2004Chapter 3 Basic SetupThis chapter describes how to install your NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG51

Page 12 - August 2004

2August 2004Technical SupportPlease refer to the support information card that shipped with your product. By registering your product at www.netgear.c

Page 13 - Chapter 2

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-2 Basic SetupAugust 2004• Windows XP Home, Windows XP Profession

Page 14 - What’s in the Box?

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UBasic Setup 3-3August 2004WG511U Default Wireless Configuration Se

Page 15 - Introduction 2-3

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-4 Basic SetupAugust 2004Basic Installation Instructions Use the

Page 16 - 2-4 Introduction

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UBasic Setup 3-5August 2004Insert the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wirel

Page 17 - Introduction 2-5

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-6 Basic SetupAugust 2004Configure your WG511U.a. Click the icon

Page 18 - Use printers in

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UBasic Setup 3-7August 2004Verify wireless connectivity to your net

Page 19 - Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-8 Basic SetupAugust 2004For Windows 2000 & 98/Me Users Insta

Page 20 - Two Basic Operating Modes

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UBasic Setup 3-9August 2004Insert the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wirel

Page 21 - Basic Setup 3-3

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-10 Basic SetupAugust 2004Configure your WG511U and save the Prof

Page 22 - InstallShield Wizard

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UBasic Setup 3-11August 2004Verify wireless connectivity to your ne

Page 23 - Basic Setup 3-5

August 20043Equipment and Electronic Office Machines aimed at preventing radio interference in such residential areas. When used near a radio or TV re

Page 24 - SSID for

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-12 Basic SetupAugust 2004WG511U Wireless Connection Indicators T

Page 25 - Table 3-1: LED Descriptions

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UBasic Setup 3-13August 2004Interpreting System Tray Icon ColorsThe

Page 26 - 3-8 Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-14 Basic SetupAugust 2004Troubleshooting Use the information bel

Page 27 - Basic Setup 3-9

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UBasic Setup 3-15August 2004Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questi

Page 28 - 3-10 Basic Setup

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U3-16 Basic SetupAugust 20046. Question for XP Professional and XP

Page 29 - Table 3-2: LED Descriptions

Netgear Smart Wireless Wizard 4-1August 2004Chapter 4 Netgear Smart Wireless WizardThis chapter describes how to use the Netgear Smart Wireless Wizard

Page 30 - Table 3-3: LED Descriptions

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U4-2 Netgear Smart Wireless WizardAugust 2004For example, if you us

Page 31

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UNetgear Smart Wireless Wizard 4-3August 2004How to Configure an In

Page 32 - Troubleshooting

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U4-4 Netgear Smart Wireless WizardAugust 2004b. Click Save Profile.

Page 33 - Basic Setup 3-15

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UNetgear Smart Wireless Wizard 4-5August 2004How to Configure an Ad

Page 34 - 3-16 Basic Setup

August 20044Modifications made to the product, unless expressly approved byNETGEAR, Inc., could void the user's right to operate the equipment.Ex

Page 35 - Netgear Smart Wireless Wizard

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U4-6 Netgear Smart Wireless WizardAugust 2004c. Select Computer-to-

Page 36

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UNetgear Smart Wireless Wizard 4-7August 2004a. On the Windows task

Page 37 - Figure 4-2: Settings page

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U4-8 Netgear Smart Wireless WizardAugust 2004Understanding the Adva

Page 38

Wireless Security Configuration 5-1August 2004Chapter 5 Wireless Security ConfigurationThis chapter describes how to configure the security features o

Page 39

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U5-2 Wireless Security ConfigurationAugust 2004Using WEP SecurityYo

Page 40

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Security Configuration 5-3August 2004WEP Security Setting

Page 41

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U5-4 Wireless Security ConfigurationAugust 2004How to Configure WEP

Page 42

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Security Configuration 5-5August 2004b. Select how you wi

Page 43 - Chapter 5

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U5-6 Wireless Security ConfigurationAugust 2004WPA-PSK Security Set

Page 44 - Using WEP Security

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Security Configuration 5-7August 20043. Configure the WPA

Page 45

Contents 1August 2004ContentsChapter 1 About This ManualAudience, Conventions, Publication Date ...

Page 46

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U5-8 Wireless Security ConfigurationAugust 2004

Page 47

Technical Specifications A-1August 2004Appendix A Technical SpecificationsThis appendix provides technical specifications for the NETGEAR Double 108 M

Page 48

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UA-2 Technical SpecificationsAugust 2004

Page 49

Wireless Networking Basics B-1August 2004Appendix BWireless Networking BasicsThis chapter provides an overview of wireless networking and security.Wir

Page 50

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-2 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004Ad Hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer

Page 51 - Technical Specifications

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-3August 2004802.11b/g Wireless Channe

Page 52 - A-2 Technical Specifications

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-4 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004Note: The available chann

Page 53 - Wireless Networking Basics

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-5August 2004Figure B-1: IEEE 802.11a

Page 54 - Wireless Channels

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-6 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004The WG511U user can use f

Page 55

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-7August 2004•802.1x802.1x defines por

Page 56 - U-NII Band Low Middle High

August 20042 ContentsConnecting to an Access Point in Infrastructure Mode ...4-2How to Configure an Infrastr

Page 57

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-8 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004Figure B-2: 802.11 open

Page 58 - Wireless Security Overview

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-9August 20042. The access point sends

Page 59 - WEP Overview

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-10 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004When configured for 128-

Page 60

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-11August 2004Note: Some 802.11 access

Page 61 - WEP Keys

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-12 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004IEEE 802.1x offers an ef

Page 62 - How to Use WEP Parameters

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-13August 20047. If the authentication

Page 63

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-14 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004The IEEE introduced the

Page 64

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-15August 2004For 802.11, WEP encrypti

Page 65 - WPA Wireless Security

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-16 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004Figure B-5: WPA Overvie

Page 66 - How Does WPA Compare to WEP?

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-17August 2004The supplicant in the st

Page 67

Contents 3August 2004How Does WPA Compare to WEP? ... B-14How Does WPA Compare to I

Page 68 - Wireless Network

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-18 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004The AP sends Beacon Fram

Page 69

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-19August 2004Note: For environments w

Page 70

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-20 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004With 802.11 and WEP, dat

Page 71

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UWireless Networking Basics B-21August 2004• Wireless network adapt

Page 72 - Product Support for WPA

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UB-22 Wireless Networking BasicsAugust 2004

Page 73 - • Wireless client programs

Preparing Your PCs for Network Access C-1August 2004Appendix CPreparing Your PCs for Network AccessThis appendix describes how to prepare your PCs to

Page 74

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UC-2 Preparing Your PCs for Network AccessAugust 20041. On the Wind

Page 75 - Appendix C

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UPreparing Your PCs for Network Access C-3August 2004a. Click the A

Page 76

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UC-4 Preparing Your PCs for Network AccessAugust 2004Verify the fol

Page 77 - Windows 98 and Me

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UPreparing Your PCs for Network Access C-5August 2004Selecting Wind

Page 78

August 20044 Contents

Page 79 - Verifying TCP/IP Properties

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UC-6 Preparing Your PCs for Network AccessAugust 20042. Type winipc

Page 80

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UPreparing Your PCs for Network Access C-7August 2004DHCP Configura

Page 81

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UC-8 Preparing Your PCs for Network AccessAugust 2004Now you should

Page 82

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UPreparing Your PCs for Network Access C-9August 2004DHCP Configura

Page 83

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UC-10 Preparing Your PCs for Network AccessAugust 2004The Local Are

Page 84

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UPreparing Your PCs for Network Access C-11August 2004Verifying TCP

Page 85 - 4. Type exit

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UC-12 Preparing Your PCs for Network AccessAugust 2004

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August 2004Glossary1GlossaryList of Glossary TermsUse the list below to find definitions for technical terms used in this manual.10BASE-T IEEE 802.3 s

Page 87 - Glossary

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U2 GlossaryAugust 2004ADSLShort for asymmetric digital subscriber l

Page 88

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UGlossary3August 2004ADSL requires a special ADSL modem. ADSL is gr

Page 89 - See TLS

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UAbout This Manual 1-1August 2004Chapter 1About This ManualCongratu

Page 90

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U4 GlossaryAugust 2004IP AddressA four-byte number uniquely definin

Page 91

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UGlossary5August 2004MAC addressThe Media Access Control address is

Page 92 - See also Wireless

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U6 GlossaryAugust 2004Routing Information ProtocolRIP. A protocol i

Page 93

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UGlossary7August 2004WEB Proxy ServerA Web proxy server is a specia

Page 94

User’s Manual for the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U8 GlossaryAugust 2004

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Index 1Numerics802.11b 1Aad-hoc mode 2BBSSID 2EESSID 2Ffeatures 1Iinfrastructure mode 2IP networkingfor Windows 1, 6LLEDsdescription 7, 11, 12

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