The basic installation and configuration instructions below assume
that your wireless network connection will be to an access point, and
you are not using WEP security. Please refer to Reference Manual
on the Resource CD for detailed instructions on configuring WEP,
using Ad-hoc mode, or using advanced options.
Windows XP Basic Installation
1. First, install the WG511 software.
a. Power on your notebook, let the operating system boot up
completely, and log in as needed.
b. Insert the Resource CD for the WG511 into your CD-ROM
drive. The CD index page shown below will load.
c. Click the INSTALL button. Read the instructions, then click
the Install Software link. When the browser warning
message appears, click Open to start the Install Shield.
d. Follow the InstallShield Wizard steps, and click Finish
when done to restart your computer.
2. Next, install the WG511 Wireless PC Card.
a. Hold the PC Card with the Netgear logo facing up and insert
it into a CardBus slot. After a short delay, the Found New
Hardware Wizard displays.
You will see the WG511 system tray icon on the
lower right portion of the Windows task bar.
3. Now, configure your WG511.
a. Right click on the network icon in the Windows XP system
tray to open the network options menu.
b. Click on the View Available Wireless Networks menu item.
c. Click on the “Allow me to connect to the selected wireless
network even though this is not secure” check box.
d. Click Connect.
4. Finally, verify wireless network connectivity.
a. Open the WG511 utility by clicking on the icon in the
Windows system tray.
b. Verify that your Connection and Status Monitor information
matches your wireless network.
c. Check the two LEDs on the WG511: green indicates a good
connection; blinking green indicates attempting to connect;
off indicates the card is not fully plugged in. Blinking for
the amber LED indicates data transmission.
d. Verify connectivity to the Internet or network resources.
Note: If you are unable to connect, see troubleshooting tips in
the Basic Installation section of the Reference Manual on the
NETGEAR 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511 Resource CD.
WG511 54 Mbps Wireless PC Card
Quick Installation Guide
Follow these quick steps to install your WG511
Note: If this
page does not
the CD to load
Note: If a Windows XP
certified warning appears,
click Continue Anyway
Windows XP will display a
Wireless Network Connec-
tion message like this one.
If there is more than
one wireless network
in your vicinity, click
on the one to which
you will connect.
Note: When the
Window XP wireless
configuration utility is
selected, only these tw
tab pages appear.
To use the full Netgear
utility, please see the
Reference Manual on
the NETGEAR 54 Mbp
Wireless PC Card
WG511 Resource CD.