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  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 1
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual NETGEAR, Inc. 350 E. Plumeria Drive San Jose, CA 95134 USA 202-10588-01 December 2009
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 2
    ... see your Support information card. E-mail: [email protected] Website: http://www.netgear.com Trademarks NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ProSafe, and ..., lower actual data throughput rate. Safety and Regulatory Notices FCC Statement The Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 has been tested and complies ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 3
    ... Exposure and SAR Statements SAR Statement The NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 has been tested for body-worn Specific Absorption Rate (... that these requirements have been met whilethe Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 was installed in a host notebook computer. RF...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 4
    ... Name: Home or Business Product: Language: Publication Part Number: Publication Version Number: WNA1100 v1 December 2009 Wireless-N USB Adapter Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 Home English 202-10588-01 1.0 iv v1.0, December ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 5
    ... Then, Install Your WNA1100 v1 Adapter ...1-4 Use Smart Wizard Automatic Configuration to Connect to a Wireless Network ...1-5 ... the Internet Connections ...1-7 WNA1100 v1 Icon ...1-8 Smart Wizard Status Bar ...1-9 Wireless-N USB Adapter LED ...1-10 Removing the WNA1100 v1 Software ...1-10 Upgrading ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 6
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Setting Up WEP Encryption Security ...2-11 Monitoring Statistics ...2-13 About... Tips ...4-1 Troubleshooting Your Wireless Connection ...4-2 Occasional Windows XP Connection Problems ...4-3 Ad Hoc Mode Is Not Working Correctly ...4-4 Appendix A ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 7
    ... 300 USB Adapter WNA3100v1 User Manual describes how to install, configure, and troubleshoot the Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1. Conventions, Formats, and Scope The ..., Inc. website at http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/WNA1100 v1.asp. vii v1.0, December 2009
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 8
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Revision History Version Date Number 1.0 Part Number 202-10588-01 Description November Original publication 2009 viii v1.0, December 2009
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 9
    ... or not you want to install the Smart Wizard. Note: For help with express installation, see the NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100 Installation Guide. What You Need Before You Begin To install the wireless-N USB adapter, you need: ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 10
    ... the devices. Installation with Custom Setup Note: For help with Express installation, see the NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100 Installation Guide. First, Install the WNA1100v1 Software 1. Insert the Resource CD in your computer's CD ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 11
    ...configure and manage your wireless network: • Smart Wizard. Manage your wireless networks with the NETGEAR WNA1100 v1 software and connect securely using Push...wireless-N USB adapter. Manual. Specify the settings for your wireless-N USB adapter in the Settings screen. Windows Utility. ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 12
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual Then, Install Your WNA1100 v1 Adapter You are prompted to insert your adapter: Figure 1-3 1. Locate a USB port on your PC. 2. Insert the adapter into the USB port, or connect it with the USB cable. Figure 1-4 Note: For ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 13
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual 4. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. How you ... note at http://documentation.netgear.com/reference/enu/winzerocfg/index.htm. Use Smart Wizard Automatic Configuration to Connect to a Wireless Network After the driver is installed, you are ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 14
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual • If your router supports Push 'N' Connect (also called WPS) click... screen displays: Figure 1-6 Press and hold the push button on the side of the wireless-N USB adapter for 2 seconds. The LED flashes. Click Next. Follow the prompts to push ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 15
    ... bar Figure 1-8 You are now connected to a wireless network! The WNA1100 v1 icon appears in the system tray ... check the status of your connection to a wireless network and to the Internet: • WNA1100 v1 icon. After .... See the following section, "WNA1100 v1 Icon. Smart Wizard status bar. Clicking ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 16
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual WNA1100 v1 Icon The WNA1100 v1 icon is ...quality is strong. Green If you right-click the WNA1100 v1 icon in the system tray, you can disable ... Smart Wizard, the NETGEAR Smart Wizard is disabled, and you must set up the wireless adapter with the ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 17
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual Smart Wizard Status Bar Click the icon to open the Smart Wizard Settings tab. The status bar is located at the bottom of the Settings tab. Security Channel Connection status Wireless network Data rate Signal strength Join a Network Figure 1-...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 18
    ... it is not sending or receiving data. Blinking Solid Removing the WNA1100 v1 Software To remove the wireless adapter software: 1. Use the Windows Start... or Remove Program, and then select the NETGEAR WNA1100v1 wireless USB 2.0 adapter. 2. The following screen displays: Figure 1-...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 19
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual 3. Select the Remove radio button and then click... to disconnect your adapter. A message displays confirming that the software has been removed. Upgrading the WNA1100 v1 Software Upgrades might be available at the NETGEAR website. To install an upgrade:...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 20
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual 3. Click OK. When the file has been downloaded a message like the following displays: Figure 1-15 4. Click Yes. Follow the installer instructions, and if prompted, restart your computer. 1-12 v1.0, December 2009
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 21
    ..., you will not be able to use these features. If you changed your mind, you can remove the WNA1100 v1 software (see "Removing the WNA1100 v1 Software" on page 1-10) and use the Resource CD to reinstall the software with the Smart Wizard. Viewing Wireless ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 22
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Table 2-1. Network Tab Field or Button Network Name (SSID) Description The name assigned to a wireless network. As a security measure, some wireless access points do not broadcast their SSID. In such cases, the SSID field is blank even though ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 23
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual A list of networks displays: WPS Push 'N' Connect Hidden network Join a Network Figure 2-2 2. How you join the network depends on whether it uses wireless security, and whether it supports WPS. • • Open network. This network does not ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 24
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Using Push 'N' Connect to Join a Network If there is a WPS network in ... displays: Figure 2-3 2. Press and hold the push button on the side of the wireless-N USB adapter for 2 seconds. The LED flashes. 3. Follow the wizard steps to push the ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 25
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Figure 2-4 2. Enter the network settings. a. In the Profile field, type a name for the profile. b. In the Network Name (SSID) field, select a network, or enter the SSID. Note: You will not get a wireless network connection unless the network...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 26
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Managing Profiles If you use your computer to connect to different wireless networks, you can create a profile for each wireless network. Then you can easily load the profile that has all the settings that you need to join the network you are...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 27
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Note: Ad Hoc mode does not work using DHCP settings. Ad Hoc mode requires either static IP addresses (such as 192.168.0.1) or the IPX protocol. For help setting up static IP addresses, see the PC Networking Tutorial on the Resource CD. To ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 28
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual 5. Verify wireless connectivity between your peer devices with the ping program: a. ...: If you cannot connect, see "Ad Hoc Mode Is Not Working Correctly" on page 4-4 and "Troubleshooting Tips" on page 4-1. Starting a Computer-to-...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 29
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual 3. Click Initiate Ad Hoc. The Ad Hoc Setting screen displays: Figure 2-9 4. In .... To connect to a network with wireless security, you must set up the wireless-N USB adapter with exactly the same kind of wireless security settings. If you use...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 30
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Wireless Network Name (SSID) and Security Settings If you do not use WPS... To configure WPA-PSK (TKIP) or WPA2-PSK (AES) security: 1. Run the WNA1100 v1 Smart Wizard. a. Make sure that the wireless-N USB adapter is fully inserted in a USB port in your ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 31
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual c. In the Security section, select WPA-PSK [TKIP] or WPA2-PSK [AES... Up WEP Encryption Security To configure WEP encryption security: 1. Run the WNA1100 v1 Smart Wizard. a. Make sure that the wireless-N USB adapter is connected to the USB port in your ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 32
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual b. In the Network Name (SSID) field, select the network, or enter the SSID. Note: You will not get a wireless network connection unless the network SSID matches exactly what is configured in the access point. c. In the Security section, ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 33
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual 5. Save your settings in a profile. a. Click the Save Profile button. All the configuration settings are saved in this profile. b. Click Apply. c. Click Close to exit the configuration utility. Monitoring Statistics The Statistics tab ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 34
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual About Your Smart Wizard The About tab ...violate local laws. The wireless adapter driver version. The wireless adapter driver release date.... assigned to this adapter. The version of the Smart Wizard. The release date of the Smart Wizard. Driver version ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 35
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Table 2-3. About Tab Settings (continued) About Tab Field Support Get Info button Description Click this button to get your system information and save it inot a file for further debugging. If you are experiencing difficulties, NETGEAR ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 36
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual • • • Transmit Rate. Lowering the rate reduces the chance of interference with other nearby access points but also reduces the range of your adapter. Wireless Mode. Depending on your wireless adapter, you can choose some of the ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 37
    Chapter 3 Wireless Network Performance This chapter explains how to use your wireless-N USB adapter to connect to your wireless local area network (WLAN) and how to maximize the performance of your wireless-N USB adapter within your network. Included are scenarios for setting up ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 38
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Computers and fax machines (no closer than 1 foot) Copying machines, elevators, and cell phones (no closer than 6 feet) Microwave ovens (no closer than 10 feet) Choose your settings. - Use a scanning utility to determine what other ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 39
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Figure 3-1 In planning your network, think about which tasks will have the heaviest traffic flow between them. Examples are: • A media center in one room streaming high-definition video from a server in another room • A storage device ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 40
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual • Wireless A high-speed wireless router can provide a wireless data throughput of up to 300 Mbps using technology called multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), in which multiple antennas transmit multiple streams of data. The use of ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 41
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual • Streaming MP3 audio requires less than 1 Mbps per stream and does not strain most modern networks. Like video, however, streaming audio is also sensitive to latency and packet loss, so a congested network or a noisy link can cause ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 42
    ... 4 Troubleshooting This chapter provides information about troubleshooting your wireless-N USB adapter. Troubleshooting Tips Use the following information to resolve common situations you might ...data rate is 54 Mpbs or 14 Mbps. The wireless-N USB adapter can operate at faster speeds. ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 43
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual • If you do not have a USB 2.0 port on your computer, the throughput... and computer. 7. How can I view the IP address for the wireless-N USB adapter? Click the icon to open the Smart Wizard. Then select the About tab. Troubleshooting Your ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 44
    ... not lit. Action The wireless-N USB adapter is not connected to the USB port correctly, or the WNA1100 v1 software is not installed. • Remove and reinsert the wireless-N USB adapter. .... Re-install the WNA1100 v1 software, if necessary. • Insert the wireless-N USB adapter in a different ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 45
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual 1. Select Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. 2. Select Windows XP Hotfix (SP2) Q815485, and then click Remove. • • You might receive an error message that states that some programs on the computer might not work correctly if the...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 46
    ... Frequency Power Emissions Bus interface Provided drivers Operating environment Encryption Warranty 1 integrated internal wireless antenna 802.11n, 802...Modulation 5V Bus powered FCC, CE USB 2.0 Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, and Windows XP (32/64-bit) Operating temperature: 0 to 40 C WPA2-PSK [AES], ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 47
    Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 User Manual Factory Default Settings Feature Smart Wizard Wireless Communication Wireless Network Name (SSID) Security Network Type Transmission Speed Country/Region Operating Mode Data Rate Description Enabled Enabled Any (will connect to first wireless...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 48
    ... gain a more complete understanding of the technologies used in your NETGEAR product. Document Using Microsoft Vista and Windows XP to Manage Wireless Network Connections TCP/IP Networking Wireless Networking Basics Preparing Your Network ...



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