Netgear HA311 User's Guide

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NETGEAR IEEE 802.11a Wireless PCI Adapter 54 Mbps Model HA311 User’s Guide .®

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10 5. Select a destination folder for the HA311 Utility and click Next to continue.

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11 6. Select the name for the HA311 Utility’s Program folder or enter a name in the Program Folders field, then click Next to continue.

Page 4 - NTRODUCTION

12 7. The setup program will install the utility and the HA311 driver files. Click Finish to complete the installation.

Page 5 - Features

13 8. If you are using Windows 98 SE or Windows ME, insert the Windows installation CD if prompted. The HA311 installation program will automatica

Page 6 - System Requirements

14 Step 2—Install the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter HARDWARE DESCRIPTION The HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter has two interfaces: ♦ A 32-bit PCI connector t

Page 7 - Get Started Now!

15 4. Insert the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter into the PCI slot as displayed in these illustrations: The HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter card sho

Page 8 - NSTALLATION

16 If you are using a desktop PC case, it will look like this once installed.If you are using a tower PC case, it will look like this once i

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17 Step 3—Install the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter Driver Once you have installed the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter, you will need to make sure the appro

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18 For Windows XP users, the Found New Hardware Wizard window automatically will detect the new HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter and then display the Hard

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19 Verifying Driver Installation After you have completed Step 3—Install the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter Driver on the previous pages, we suggest you

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2 NETGEAR, INC. 4500 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA Phone: 1-888-NETGEAR E-mail: support@NETGEAR.com www.NETGEAR.com Technical Su

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20 5. Double-click NETGEAR HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter. The Device Status window will appear and should indicate that the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter

Page 14 - HARDWARE INSTALLATION

21 FOR WINDOWS NT 4.0 USERS 1. Turn on your computer and logon to Windows, if applicable. 2. From the Windows NT desktop, double-click the My Comp

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22 Verifying NT 4.0 Driver Installation After you have completed Step 3—Install the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter Driver for Windows NT 4.0 Users on th

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23 Step 4—Configure the HA311 Network Settings NETGEAR supplies you with the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter Configuration Utility program to provide inf

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24 ABOUT THE HA311 SYSTRAY APPLICATION The SysTray (System Tray) resides on one end of the taskbar in the Microsoft Windows Desktop. It displays int

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25 Double-click the Wireless PCI Adapter SysTray icon to activate the wireless LAN configuration utility for the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter. You can

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26 Step 5—Test the Network Connection Status Follow these steps to verify that the HA311 Wireless PCI Adapter has been successfully installed and th

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27 This chart describes the information shown in the Status section of the dialog box: STATUS DESCRIPTION Connect to Displays the association of t

Page 21 - FOR WINDOWS NT 4.0 USERS

28 CHAPTER 3—CONFIGURING THE HA311 802.11A WIRELESS PCI ADAPTER NETGEAR supplies you with a wireless LAN configuration utility program to provide i

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29 Configuration Section The Configuration section of the NETGEAR HA311 802.11a Configuration Utility dialog box shows you the configuration paramet

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3 CONTENTS CHAPTER 1—INTRODUCTION ...4 Benefits

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30 This table describes the options available from the Configuration section: CONFIGURATION DESCRIPTION Network Configurable between ad-hoc and i

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31 Statistics Section The Statistics section of the NETGEAR HA311 802.11a Configuration Utility dialog box indicates the real-time Rx/Tx packets per

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32 About Section The About section of the NETGEAR HA311 802.11a Configuration Utility dialog box shows the release information of both the device dr

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33 CHAPTER 4—WIRELESS NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS Wireless Network Configuration AD-HOC MODE (PEER-TO-PEER WORKGROUP) The Institute of Electrical and Elect

Page 28 - Status Section

34 ♦ Set all stations to use the same network name (or SSID). ♦ Set all stations to use the same wireless channel for communication. ♦ Set all stati

Page 29 - Configuration Section

35 ♦ Set up wireless channels used by individual access points. (It is not necessary to set channels on the stations as the stations will automatica

Page 30 - CONFIGURATION DESCRIPTION

36 Authentication and WEP Encryption The absence of a physical connection between nodes makes the wireless links vulnerable to information theft. To

Page 31 - Statistics Section

37 The 128-bit WEP data encryption method consists of 104 configurable bits and the 152-bit WEP data encryption method consists of 128 configurable

Page 32 - About Section

38 IEEE 802.11a uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), a new encoding scheme that offers certain benefits over a spread spectrum in

Page 33 - UNDAMENTALS

39 The HE102 user can use eight channels in non-turbo mode. TURBO MODE: OFF Channel Frequency 36 5.18 GHz 40 5.20 GHz 44 5.22 GHz 48 5.24 GHz 52 5.

Page 34 - INFRASTRUCTURE MODE

4 CHAPTER 1—INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your purchase of NETGEAR’s HA311 802.11a Wireless PCI Adapter. This wireless PCI adapter enables you to

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40 APPENDIX A—TROUBLESHOOTING PROBLEM CAUSE SOLUTION No lights are lit on the Wireless PCI Adapter. The wireless card is not inserted into the PCI

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41 APPENDIX B—GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Model HA311 802.11a Wireless PCI Adapter Radio Data Rate 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54, 72 for Turbo mode (A

Page 37 - Wireless Channel Selection

42 APPENDIX C—REGULATORY COMPLIANCE Trademarks NETGEAR is a registered trademark of NETGEAR, INC. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Cor

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43 ♦ This device may not cause harmful interference. ♦ This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause unde

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44 Radio Frequency Interference Requirements This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. F

Page 41 - PECIFICATIONS

5 Benefits ♦ Blazing speeds – up to 54 Mbps, 72 Mbps in turbo mode. ♦ Ultra-reliable, standards-based IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN networking. ♦ Highes

Page 42 - OMPLIANCE

6 Package Contents This product package should contain: ♦ One HA311 802.11a Wireless PCI Adapter with an integral antenna ♦ One HA311 Wireless PCI A

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7 ♦ Windows XP, 2000, ME, NT 4.0 or Windows 98 Second Edition installed. Related NETGEAR IEEE 802.11a Products ♦ HE102 802.11a Wireless Access Point

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8 CHAPTER 2—INSTALLATION This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install the HA311 802.11a Wireless PCI Adapter. Before installing

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9 Double-click the CD-ROM drive letter (such as D:\) to look at the contents of the CD-ROM. 3. Double-click the SETUP application icon to start the

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