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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
    ..., and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Safety and Regulatory Notices FCC Statement The Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 has been tested and complies with the specifications for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 3
    ... device. FCC RF Radiation Exposure and SAR Statements SAR Statement The NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1100v1 has been tested for body-...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
    ...: Product Family: Product 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...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 5
    ... Wizard Automatic Configuration to Connect to a Wireless Network ...1-5 Monitoring Wireless Network and 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 the ...
  • 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 conventions,...NETGEAR, 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
    ... whether 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 ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 10
    ... are between 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 ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 11
    ... and manage your wireless network: • Smart Wizard. Manage your wireless networks with the NETGEAR WNA1100 v1 software and connect securely using Push 'N' Connect, also called WPS Automatically. Let the Smart Wizard automatically configure ...
  • 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 ... meter) away from your router. 3. Click Next. The WNA1100 v1 software detects the adapter. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the driver. 1-4 v1.0, December 2009
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 13
    ...Windows documentation or the NETGEAR application 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 prompted to connect to a ...
  • 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 Next.... 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 ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 15
    ...Status bar Figure 1-8 You are now connected to a wireless network! The WNA1100 v1 icon appears in the system tray ...to check the status of your connection to a wireless network and to the Internet: • WNA1100 v1 icon. After you install the WNA1100 v1 software, the icon appears on the desktop and on...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 16
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual WNA1100 v1 Icon The WNA1100 v1 icon is on the desktop ..., on one end of the taskbar in the Microsoft Windows desktop. The WNA1100 v1 icon changes colors depending on the condition of the adapter. The following table describes the colors and conditions ...
  • 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 ... wireless connection to the router is OK, but the router is not connected to the Internet. 169.254.x.x or The wireless connection to the router is OK, but there is a problem with ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 18
    ... The wireless-N USB adapter is connected to a wireless network, but 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 menu in either of these ways: ...
  • Netgear WNA1100 | WNA1100 User Manual - Page 19
    Wireless-N 300 USB Adapter WNA3100 User Manual 3. Select the Remove radio button and then ... 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: 1. ...
  • 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
    ... 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 Networks ...
  • 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...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 router's WPS button...
  • 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 ... the Move Up and Move Down buttons to adjust the order. The adapter uses the priority order when it automatically attempts to connect to a wireless network. The profile for the network ...
  • 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. On the Windows taskbar, select Start > Run. Figure 2-7 b. Assuming the target PC is configured with 192.168.0.1 as its IP address, type: ping -t 192....
  • 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 ... security to encrypt wireless data communications. To connect to a network with wireless security, you must set up the wireless-N USB adapter with exactly the same kind of ...
  • 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 ... Wizard. Setting 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 ...
  • 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 displays the current version ...a different region might violate local laws. The wireless adapter driver version. The wireless adapter driver release date. The MAC (Media Access Control) address of the adapter. This...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting This chapter provides information about troubleshooting your wireless-N USB adapter. Troubleshooting Tips Use the following ... if the data rate is 54 Mpbs or 14 Mbps. The wireless-N USB adapter can operate at faster speeds. • At 54 Mbps you are probably connecting to a ...
  • 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
    ... 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. • ... to see if the adapter is recognized and enabled. Re-install the WNA1100 v1 software, if necessary. ...
  • 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
    ... rate Frequency Power Emissions Bus interface Provided drivers Operating environment Encryption Warranty 1 integrated internal wireless antenna 802.11n, 802.11g, ... OFDM 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...
  • 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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