Netgear MA311 User's Guide

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i NETGEAR IEEE 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter 11 Mbps Model MA311 User’s Guide ®

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7CHAPTER 3: Hardware Installation Installing the Wireless PCI Adapter Important: Be sure to install the MA311 drivers and utility BEFORE installing

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8CHAPTER 4: Verifying Driver Installation After the utility and the hardware installation are finished, Windows automatically installs the necessary

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94. Double-click Network Adapter. There should be no yellow exclamation mark or red cross-sign on the MA311 PCI Adapter selection. 5. Double-click

Page 5 - Related NETGEAR products

10CHAPTER 5: Installing the Drivers and Utility for Windows NT Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 is not a Plug and Play operating system and does not automa

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11 7. In the Insert Disk dialog box, enter D:\ or D:\winnt in the field provided, assuming that D: is the driver letter for the CD-ROM drive. Click

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123. A list of devices installed in the system will be shown. Scroll down the list to locate the NETGEAR MA311PCI Adapter entry. The PCI adapter ent

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13 3. The Choose Destination Location screen displays the default Destination Folder. If you want to change the default folder, you can click Brows

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144. Click Finish to complete the installation. The MA311 Configuration Utility installation is now complete. Proceed to configuring the wireless

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15 CHAPTER 6: Wireless LAN Configuration WLAN Configuration Utility A wireless LAN configuration utility program is provided to give you information

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16 You may click on the Advanced button to perform advanced configuration.

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ii © 2002 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved. Trademarks ©2002 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR® , the Netgear Logo, the Gear Guy, and E

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17For more information on using the XP Wireless Network Configuration utility please refer to Windows XP Help pages. System Tray Applications (for

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18WLAN Utility Parameter Modification Double-clicking on the wireless SysTray icon activates the wireless LAN configuration utility for the MA311 PCI

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19Link Quality Indicates how well the wireless node is communicating with the associated access point or another wireless node. Profile The Profil

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20the same BSSID. When in Infrastructure mode, this field defines the Extended Service Set ID (ESSID). The ESSID assigned to the wireless node is req

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21Security (WEP) To prevent unauthorized wireless stations from accessing data transmitted over the network, the WLAN Utility offers highly secure da

Page 18 - WLAN Configuration Utility

22 After entering the WEP keys in the key field, click the OK button and then click the Apply button on the Configuration tab to make the setting tak

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23 Site Survey SSID SSIDs of each access point that is accessible by this wireless node. Mac Address Mac Addresses of each access point. Channel

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24 About About Indicates the release information of the wireless LAN configuration utility software, firmware, and the wireless nodes hardware.

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253. A window pops up displaying three folder tabs. Click on the Advanced folder tab. The property screen opens displaying a number of configurable

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26When in Infrastructure mode, this field defines the Extended Service Set ID (ESSID). The ESSID assigned to the wireless node is required to match t

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iii CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION ... 1 FEATURES AND BENEFIT

Page 24 - Security (WEP)

27CHAPTER 7: WIRELESS NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS Wireless Network Configuration Ad-hoc Mode (Peer-to-Peer Workgroup) The Institute of Electrical and Electr

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28Service Set Identification (SSID) The Service Set Identification (SSID) is a thirty-two alphanumeric character (maximum) string identifying the wir

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29Wireless Channel Selection IEEE 802.11 wireless nodes communicate with each other using radio frequency signals in the ISM (Industrial, Scientific,

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30APPENDIX A: HARDWARE SPECIFICATIONS General Specifications MA311 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter Radio Data Rate 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps (Auto Rate Sens

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1CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION With NETGEAR's MA311 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter, you can effortlessly network any desktop PC and avoid the hassles o

Page 30 - Infrastructure Mode

24. Database access Doctors, nurses, retailers needing mobile database access while in the hospital, retail store or office campus 5. SOHO (Small Of

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3CHAPTER 2: Installing the Drivers and Utility for Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP Important: Please install the MA311 drivers and utility BEFORE instal

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4 3. The Choose Destination Location screen displays the default Destination Folder. If you want to change the default folder, you can click Brows

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5 4. The Select Program Folder screen appears. Accept or change the default folder name and click Next to continue.

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6 5. Click Finish to complete the utility installation. The next chapter, Chapter 3: Hardware Installation, explains how to complete the MA311 P

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