Netgear WG511U Installation Guide

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)NSTALLATION'UIDE
NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U
Start Here
These basic setup instructions assume that you will connect to an access point using the
default security options. Please refer to the online help and the Users Manual on your CD
for instructions on security, Ad-hoc mode, or advanced options.
Note: WPA-PSK security is enabled by default.
Estimated Completion Time: 5-15 minutes.
Minimum System Requirements
Before installing the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus
WG511U, please make sure that your computer system has the following:
A computer with a 32-bit CardBus slot. Not all notebook PC Card slots are CardBus.
Please check your computers reference guide for more details.
Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP. Some versions of Windows will ask for the Windows
Installation CD-ROM during installation. Windows 2000 and XP may require you to
be logged in as an administrator.
At least 5 Megabytes disk space.
If you are using a Windows XP, use the instructions that start here. If your are using a
Windows 2000, Me, or 98, use the instructions that start on the back page.
If you are using Windows XP ...
1. First, install the WG511U software.
a. Power on your notebook, let the operating system boot up completely, and log in
as an administrator, if needed.
b. Insert the Resource CD for the WG511U into your CD-ROM drive. The CD main
page shown here will load.
c. Click the Install Driver & Utility link.
d. Follow the InstallShield Wizard steps, and click Finish when done to restart your
computer.
2. NEXT, INSERT THE WG511U 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.
b. You will be prompted to enable the NETGEAR Smart Wireless Settings Utility
configuration utility.
Click Ye s to accept this option. If you choose No, read the Windows XP
documentation for an explanation of how to use the Windows XP wireless
network configuration utility.
Note: If this page does not automatically load,
browse to the CD, and double-click on
autorun.exe.
Note: If a Windows XP logo testing warning
appears, click Continue Anyway to proceed.
c. Click Finish to complete the installation and restart the computer. You will
see the WG511U system tray icon on the lower right portion of the
Windows task bar.
3. NOW, CONFIGURE THE WG511U AND SAVE THE PROFILE.
a. Click the WG511U icon in the Windows system tray to open the Wizard.
The utility opens to the Settings tab page.
b. Change the Network Name SSID to match your network.
Tip: To view the available wireless networks, use the drop-down list or the
Networks tab and choose the one you want.
Note: WPA-PSK security is enabled by default.
c. Click Apply to activate the connection.
Tip: Create work and home profiles. Then, activate whichever one you need for
your current location.
4. FINALLY, VERIFY WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIVITY.
a. Verify that the status monitor information at the bottom of the utility
matches your wireless network.
a. Check the WG511U LEDs: both blinking alternately means attempting to
connect; both blinking together indicates a good connection (fast blinking means
data transmission); off means the card is not plugged in.
a. 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 User’s Manual on the NETGEAR Double 108 Mbps
Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511U Resource CD.
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Page 1 - Start Here

)NSTALLATION'UIDENETGEAR Double 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card 32-bit CardBus WG511UStart HereThese basic setup instructions assume that you will con

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August 2004If you are using Windows 2000, Me, or 98 ...1. FIRST, INSTALL THE WG511U SOFTWARE.a. Power on your notebook, let the operating system boot

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