Sunday, October 30, 2011

How To: Adding Internal Wireless LAN to a Notebook

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The Install

So with both mini-PCI card (I chose Atheros-based) and driver in hand, my next step was to figure out where the mini-PCI connector was located in my S2020. I started by looking in the obvious places – the two removable panels on the bottom of the laptop. But, of course, it wasn’t that easy since I found only the spare memory slot under one and the hard drive under the other.

The other place that laptops tend to hide slots is under the keyboard, so that was my next place to look. But the problem here was that the method for removing the keyboard wasn’t obvious. Since neither the user documentation supplied with the S2020 nor the Fujitsu support website was any help, I once again turned to Google.

It took me a bit of digging and trying many different search combinations, but I finally found the info in this thread on What follows below is essentially an illustrated version of the instructions posted at the top of that thread.

Step 1:

Remove the two indicated screws that secure the keyboard.

Also don’t forget to remove the battery.

Keyboard screw locations

Figure 4: Keyboard screw locations

Step 2:

You’ll need to carefully pry the two hinge covers (one shown) off. All you need to do is lift the bottom edge so that the slot in the cover clears the dark-colored tab.

You can do this with two thin-bladed screwdrivers (one on each side of the tab), but a single-edged razor blade might be easier.

Either way, slow and careful is the way so that you don’t break the cover!

Hinge cover closeup

Figure 5: Hinge cover closeup

Step 3:

Once both hinge covers are loose, carefully open the laptop and tilt the display back all the way flat.

Then lift the hinge cover / speaker panel. It’s attached via a cable, which doesn’t need to be removed, since it is long enough to allow the panel to be set on the folded-back screen as shown.

Hinge cover panel swung out of the way

Figure 6: Hinge cover panel swung out of the way


Step 4:

The keyboard is held in place with two pieces of sticky tape that are at the back of the keyboard.

So gently pry up the back of the keyboard and swing it out of the way to reveal the WLAN mini-PCI slot.

Keyboard up and mini-PCI slot revealed

Figure 7: Keyboard up and mini-PCI slot revealed


A close-up of the mini-PCI slot shows two antenna leads secured by a piece of electrical tape.

Empty mini-PCI slot close-up

Figure 8: Empty mini-PCI slot close-up


Billionton UBTBR1R Bluetooth V1.2 Classs 1 USB Dongle

Billionton UBTBR1R Bluetooth USB Dongle

This is a Bluetooth USB Dongle with class 1 output power. It uses Broadcom BCM2035 single chip Bluetooth IC and is Bluetooth v1.2 specification supported, and works on 2.4GHz ISM Band. It works in laptop and desktop PCs. Simply plug it into laptop or desktop PCs鈥?USB connectors; you can then use the many profiles provided and communicate with other Bluetooth devices without the tangle of cables. It will empower your information application with more mobility.


  • Bluetooth v1.2 compliant
  • Full speed USB v1.1 Interface
  • Wireless communication within a radius of 100 Meters
  • Connect up to 7 different enabled Bluetooth devices
  • Encryption and authentication ensure safe, secure communications
  • Low power consumption

Download Billionton UBTBR1R Bluetooth 1.2 Windows Driver, Software:

Billionton UBTBR1R Bluetooth Windows Vista Driver, Software: Download 1,Download 2 (45,102KB)

Billionton UBTBR1R Bluetooth Win98SE/ME/2000/WinXP Drivers, Bluetooth Software:

Download 1, Download 2 (67,390KB)  Driver Ver:, 2006/8/3

Sparklan WPEA-123AG Wireless 802.11a/b/g Mini PCI-E Module

Sparklan WPEA-123AG miniPCI-Express Module

SparkLAN WPEA-123AG miniPCI EXPRESS Wireless card – Atheros Super AG 108 Mpbs AR5006 AR5423A mini PCI-E, mPCIe adapter

  • Atheros AR5423A RF/BBP/MAC Single Chip
  • Standards: IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
  • 54 Mbps transmit speed on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands
  • Security:  Support 64/128bit WEP encryption, WPA
  • Modulation: 802.11a/g: OFDM; 802.11b: CCK (11, 5.5Mbps), DQPSK (2Mbps), BPSK (1Mbps)
  • Network Protocol: TCP/IP, IPX, NDIS 4, NDIS 5, NDIS 5.1
  • Drivers for the Windows 2000/XP

Sparklan WPEA-123AG 802.11a/b/g Mini PCI-E Module Windows Drivers: Download

Download Marvell Libertas(MRV-8338) Wireless

Libertas MRV-8338

Supported Device Hardware IDs: PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_1FAA, PCI\VEN_11AB&DEV_1FAB

Marvell Libertas 802.11a/b/g Wireless (MRV-8338)(drivers):

Driver for Windows 9x/ME, Windows 2000/2003/XP 32/64bits: Download (Version

Driver for Windows Vista 32/64bits: Download (Version WHQL)

00049238 Hama Nano Bluetooth USB Adapter Specs, version 3.0+EDR class1

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Hama Wireless Product


- Universal mini Bluetooth adapter for easy, wireless data exchange between a PC or laptop and other Bluetooth devices (e.g. mobile phone, PDA, printer, etc.)
- The use of two dongles makes direct data exchange between two computers possible
- Bluetooth version 3.0 +EDR (downward compatible with version 2.1, 2.0 and 1.2)
- Transfer rate: up to 3 Mbit/s

Technical details:
- USB standard: USB 2.0 (bus powered)
- Incl. German/multilingual software for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (Motorola)
- Size: 19 x 13 x 4 mm
- Bluetooth class: class 1 (up to 100 m)

- Bluetooth Class: Class 1 (max. 100 m)
- Bluetooth Version: 3.0 + DER
- Model: USB Adapter
- USB Standard: USB 2.0

Technical Details

USB Adapter
Bluetooth Class:
Class 1 (max. 100 m)
Bluetooth Version:
3.0 + DER
USB Standard:
USB 2.0

EagleTec ET-WUG2700 USB 2.0 B+G Wireless Adapter


Model No. ET-WUG2700; Interface: USB 2.0; Based at Ralink RT2500 Chipset.

Description: Compatible with IEEE 802.11b+g WIFI standard 54M Wireless USB adapter Suitable for both desktop or laptop PC;

Device Name: RT2500 USB Wireless LAN Card
Device ID: USB\VID_148F&PID_2570

EagleTec ET-WUG2700 USB Wireless Adapter Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP 32/64bit Drivers:


Download Edimax EW-7727In Windows, Linux, Mac Drivers, Utility

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Edimax EW-7727In PCI Adapter

EW-7727In is a wireless PCI adapter which provides a simple and easy way to add or upgrade wireless connectivity to your desktop computer.

  • Supports Multi-Language EZmax setup wizard
  • Provides further coverage, less dead spot and higher throughput(Up to 300Mbps)  with MIMO  technology.
  • Supports WMM, WMM-PS (IEEE 802.11e QoS standard).
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA (TKIP with IEEE 802.1x), WPA2 (AES with IEEE 802.1x) for high security level.
  • Power saving, 40% less compared with other 11n adapter.

Edimax EW-7727In Wireless 802.11n PCI Adapter is based on Ralink RT2860 chipset.

Device Name: Edimax 802.11n Wireless PCI Card

Device ID: PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_0701&SUBSYS_77271432

Edimax EW-7727In Wireless PCI Adapter Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista Driver, Utility:

Download 1, Download 2 (Ver., 20MB)

Edimax EW-7727In Wireless PCI Adapter Windows 7 Driver, Utility: Download 1, Download 2

Edimax EW-7727In Wireless PCI Adapter Linux Driver: Download 1, Download 2

Edimax EW-7727In Wireless PCI Adapter Drivers for Mac OS: Download 1, Download 2 (Ver.

Edimax EW-7727In Wireless 802.11n PCI Adapter Quick Install Guide and User Manual.

Sitecom WL-356 Wireless USB Adapter 300N Windows/Mac OS Drivers, Utility

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Simply plug the Wireless USB Adapter 300N X2 into your desktop PC or laptop, and you鈥檒l be able to connect this computer to any wireless network. If you have a 300N router and/or other desktop PC鈥檚 equipped with 300N technology, you can communicate with them wirelessly at extremely high throughput speeds. The integrated OPS technology enables you to quickly and easily establish a secure wireless network connection with just the push of a button. Thanks to the external antenna you can count on optimal wireless coverage. The device is equipped with the rotating connector that guarantees optimal flexibility.

Tech Specification:

  • Standard/compliance 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wireless speed up to 300 Mbps
  • Security: WPA, WPA2 (AES, 64, 128-WEP with shared-key authentication) push button configuration
  • One internal antenna
  • One external antenna
  • USB 2.0/1.1

Device Name: Sitecom Wireless High-Gain USB Adapter 300N X2 WL-356

Hardware ID: USB\VID_0DF6&PID_0049

WL-356 Wireless USB Adapter WHQL Driver & Utility for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win7 32/64bit:

Download 1, Download 2 (16.87 MB)

WL-356 Wireless USB Adapter 300N MacOS X 10.4/5/6 Driver & Utility: Download

WL-356 Wireless USB Adapter WHQL Driver only: Download (2.73MB)

Support for Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32/64bit, Win 7 32/64bit.

Linksys WUSB11 Wireless USB Network Adapter Windows/Linux Drivers, Software

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Linksys WUSB11

For Version V2.8:

Device Name: Linksys Wireless-B USB Network Adapter v2.8
Hardware : USB\VID_1915&PID_2233

Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Driver, 06/28/2004, Ver.,  Download (6.06 MB)

For Version V3.0:

Device Name: Linksys Wireless-B USB Network Adapter v3.0
Hardware : USB\VID_1915&PID_2236, USB\VID_066B&PID_2213

Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Driver, 10/30/2003, Ver.3.1.3, Download (10.2 MB)

For Version V4.0:

Device Name: Linksys Wireless-B USB Network Adapter v4.0
Hardware : USB\VID_13B1&PID_000B

Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Driver, 08/27/2004, Ver.3.110.0513.2004,  Download (163 KB)

NETGEAR WAG511 Dual Band Wireless PC Card Reviewed

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The 511 is based on Atheros’ AR5001X+ “Combo” WLAN chipset. This is essentially the same chipset used in NETGEAR’s WAB501 802.11a/b adapter (and pretty much all 802.11a/b Cardbus adapter products), but with an AR5212 Multiprotocol MAC/baseband processor instead of the AR5211 chip used in the dual-mode WAB501. Figure 1 shows an internal view of the card.

NETGEAR WAG511 - Inside view

Figure 1: The innards

Contrary to some reports, Atheros-based dual-band 802.11a/b CardBus adapters cannot be flash-upgraded to tri-mode a/b/g operation, because the 5212 chip is needed to provide the “secret sauce” for 802.11g.

Nor does using the WAG511′s driver with a WAB501 (or any other Atheros-based 802.11a/b card) make it operate as a tri-mode adapter. You can, however, use the WAG511′s utility with a WAB501 card, although the utility will identify the WAB501 as a WAG511 on the utility’s About tab.

Tip Tip: I previously had installed a WAB501 in my test laptop and found that I had to go to XP’s Add / Remove Programs utility and uninstall the WAB501 in order to get the WAG511 to install properly.

Eagle-eyed buyers of the WAG511 may notice that it has the same FCC ID as the WAB501. At first I thought this might just be a mis-print, but then started to think that the conspiracy theorists might be right – that the WAG511 is just a re-labeled WAB501! A quick check with NETGEAR, however, brought the answer that the MAC/baseband chip substitution described above is considered a “permissive change” in FCC jargon. This allows the same FCC ID to be used – saving the expense and delay of submitting the modified design for a new round of testing.

Similar to its 802.11a/b sibling, the 511 requires a CardBus, not a PC Card slot. This is because CardBus is a faster 32 bit bus vs. the slower 16 bit PC Card standard and is needed to support the card’s higher data rates.

Tip Tip: Since CardBus and PC Card products look virtually the same, you’ll need to check your laptop’s PCMCIA Adapter entry in Windows’ Device Manager to see whether your machine supports CardBus. Proxim has a handy CardBus FAQ (PDF format) if you need more info.

The adapter has two LEDs, which blink in unison most of the time, with rates varying according to network activity. You get an alternating blink pattern when the card is searching for an Access Point or other AdHoc client (when in AdHoc mode, of course). The LEDs are at the end of the fairly large antenna housing which will block the CardBus slot above it in a multiple slot laptop. The card has no provision for attaching an external antenna.

Buffalo Nfiniti Dual-Band Wireless Router: Double your Draft-11n Wi-Fi fun

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Product Overview

Buffalo has been doing a better job of late with the industrial design of its products, particularly in its NASes. But a different team of designers must have been assigned to the "AG". With its cabled antenna puck and homely silver/grey plastic enclosure, it’s not a particularly elegant product; and even less so when arranged in its vertical mode (Figure 1).

The AG standing up

Figure 1: The AG standing up

The front panel has the usual assortment of status lights as you can see in Figure 2 below. Note that Buffalo has done away with the blue LED indication of a gigabit Ethernet connection, judging it to be too bright. So you’ll have to depend on your computer to tell you the negotiated link speed.

Front Panel

Figure 2: Front Panel

Connectors on the rear panel (Figure 3) include four 10/100/1000 LAN ports, one 10/100/1000 WAN port and power jack. All ports are auto MDI / MDI-X which means they’ll figure out how to connect to whatever you plug into them. There’s also a reset-to-factory-defaults switch and a switch to make the AG function as an Access Point. The array of three antennas is hard-wired to the back of the router, although they terminate in miniature connectors on the two radio modules inside.


Rear Panel

Figure 3: Rear Panel

Like the D-Link DIR-655 that currently tops our router performance charts, the AG has both gigabit LAN and WAN ports. But as you’ll see later, the AG doesn’t have comparable routing performance.

Buffalo WLI2-PCI-G54 Wireless LAN Adapter

BUFFALO WLI2-PCI-G54 Wireless LAN Adapter

The AirStation 54 Mbps Wireless Desktop PCI Adapter offers a fast and flexible wireless solution for your desktop PC. With the AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) creating a secure wireless connection is now hassle-free! The low profile design of the PCI adapters can accommodate desktops with either a full size or low profile PCI slot. The 54 Mbps Wireless Desktop PCI Adapter is interoperable with both Wi-Fi 802.11g and 802.11b devices. The detachable antenna can be replaced with an optional external AirStation 2.4 GHz antenna allowing flexible placement and extended range.


  • AOSS support (*AOSS Client Manager Required).
  • Fast 54 Mbps wireless data transfer speed.
  • Antenna adapter included for optional external antenna.
  • Low Profile PCI fits in any PCI Slot.
  • WPA (TKIP, AES), 802.1x support (supplicant required).
  • Support 64/128 bit WEP.
  • Easy to install and setup.

Device Name: BUFFALO WLI2-PCI-G54 Wireless LAN Adapter
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4320&SUBSYS_032A1154

Download Buffalo WLI2-PCI-G54 Wireless LAN Adapter Windows Driver, Utility:

Driver for Windows 2000, XP, Vista: Download (915K, 12/21/2006, Ver.

Client Manager 3 for Windows ME, 2000, and XP.  Adds AOSS support for Windows ME, 2000, XP.  Windows Vista users please use Client Manager V.

Download Client Manager 3, 2.79 MB, 2007-06-05, 3.0

Client Manager V for Windows Vista.  Adds AOSS support for Vista.  Download, 2.11 MB, 2007-06-05.

Socket Go Wi-Fi! P300 Driver Download

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 Go Wi-Fi! P300 [8510-00253, 8510-00254] Go Wi-Fi! P300 [8510-00253, 8510-00254]

Windows Mobile
Please do not use with Hewlett Packard Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 2003/2003SE devices

Installs using ActiveSync 4.0 or higher.

New features supported in this release:

• Fast-Roaming feature
• Radio On/Off feature – Airplane mode
• Driver supports WPA-2 with Juniper Networks, Odyssey Access Client. Download Odyssey Access Client

To download latest version of ActiveSync:

Download ActiveSync

CD 160G

Language(s): English

Platform(s): Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003, 2003SE

2.6 MB [exe] 锛圫ocket Go Wi-Fi! P300 Driver Download for WinCE锛?/p>

Documents [pdf]


Wi-Fi® Companion Software
FREE to customers using Go Wi-Fi! P300 Cards.

• Adds new functions including Find Wireless Networks
• Connect to favorite networks
• Manage power save modes to maximize battery life
• Supports only Socket products [SoMo 650, Go Wi-Fi Card Series]

Installs using ActiveSync 4.0 or higher.

CD 160G

Language(s): English

Platform(s): Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC 2003, 2003SE

3.0 MB [exe]

Documents [pdf]

Belkin Bluetooth USB Printer Adapter F8T031 Overview

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Bluetooth鈩?USB Printer Adapter


Part # F8T031uk

Belkin brings you Bluetooth technology, the fast and simple way to wirelessly connect your computing devices with your USB printer, eliminating the need for cables and physical connections. The Bluetooth USB Printer Adapter (the Adapter) adds Bluetooth technology to your existing USB printer, allowing it to connect with all devices enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology. Wirelessly print from your PDA, or desktop or laptop computer via Bluetooth. Simply connect the Adapter into the USB port of your printer and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of Bluetooth wireless technology.
The Adapter easily attaches to the USB port of your printer.
No software configuration is required-just connect to your printer and start printing!

Advantages :
鈥?Adds Bluetooth connection capability to your USB printer
鈥?Works in conjunction with computing devices enabled with Bluetooth v1.1 technology
鈥?Installs easily with Plug-and-Play convenience
鈥?Supports Hardcopy Cable Replacement and Serial Port Profiles
鈥?Includes Printing Utility for Pocket PC runing Microsoft Pocket PC 2002/2003 and Palm OS庐 4.0 or later
鈥?Allows you to work at distances of up to 100 metres*
鈥?2-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty and Free Technical Support

*100m range is dependent upon environment, number of users, and other wireless devices within immediate proximity

UPC: 7-22868-48997-0

user manuals for the Bluetooth鈩?USB Printer Adapter here.

D-Link DWA-552 Xtreme N Desktop Adapter

D-Link DWA-552

The D-Link Xtreme N Desktop Adapter (DWA-552) is a 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your desktop computer. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, videos, printers, and storage. Access a secure wireless network using advanced WPA or WPA2 encryption. Easy to install and use with D-Link’s new Quick Adapter Setup Wizard.

Device Hardware Info:

Device Name: D-Link DWA-552 XtremeN Desktop Adapter
Hardware ID:
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0023&SUBSYS_3A6D1186, PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_0029&SUBSYS_3A7A1186

DownloadVersionOperating System(OS)Date
1.60Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 64, Win7 32, Win7 6411/05/2009
陇 Supports Win7 OS.
陇 Fixed: Wizard scan would be empty on utility’s first run.
1.50Win2K, WinXP, Vista 32, Vista 643/12/2009
陇 Update XP/XP64/2000 driver to v7.6.1.221 and Vista/Vista64 driver to v7.6.1.194.
陇 Support DWA-552 A2.
陇 Follows Spec of WLAN utility & driver description V1.05.
陇 Updates CD version to v1.50.

Download HUAWEI EM660 WWAN


HUAWEI EM660 Wireless WAN Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) and XP – ThinkPad Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15, Edge E10, Edge E30, Edge E31, Edge E40, Edge E50, T410, T410s, X100e, X201, X201 Tablet;

This package installs the software (Wireless WAN driver) to enable the following device.
- HuaWei Mobile Connect 鈥?3G Modem

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15
- Edge E10, Edge E30, Edge E31, Edge E40, Edge E50
- T410, T410s
- X100e, X201, X201 Tablet

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2, SP3

Device Name: HUAWEI Mobile Connect 鈥?3G Modem

Supported Device Hardware IDs: Click Here

HUAWEI EM660 Wireless WAN Windows XP, Vista 32/64bit, Win7 32/64bit Driver:

Download 1, Download 2 (Version:3.10, Release Date: 2010/07/01)

HUAWEI EM660 Wireless WAN Firmware for Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP

Download 1, Download 2 (Version:, Release Date: 2010/08/06 )

README for HUAWEI EM660 Wireless WAN Firmware: 6iwf01ww.txt;

- If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

[From ThinkPad ]

Linksys Wi-fi Driver Download

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SPA3102 V1.0 — Voice Gateway with Router
SPA400 V1.0 — Internet Telephony Gateway with 4 FXO Ports
SPA9000 V1.0 — IP Telephony System
SPA9000 V2.0 — IP Telephony System
SPA901 V1.0 — IP Phone
SPA921 V1.0 — 1-Line IP Telephone with 1 Ethernet Port and Hi-Res Display
SPA922 V1.0 — 1-Line IP Telephone with 2-Port Ethernet Switch, PoE and Hi-Res Display
SPA932 V1.0 — 32 Button Attendant Console for the SPA962 IP Phone
SPA941 V1.0 — 2 or 4-Line IP Telephone with 1 Ethernet Port and Hi-Res Display
SPA942 V1.0 — 2 or 4-Line IP Telephone with 2 Port Ethernet Switch, PoE and Hi-Res Display
SPA962 V1.0 — IP Phone
SR2016 V1.0 — 16-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
SR2016 V2.2 — 16-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
SR2024 V1.0 — 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
SR2024 V2.1 — 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
SR2024C V1.0 — 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
SR216 V1.0 — 16-Port 10/100 Switch
SR216 V2.0 — 16-Port 10/100 Switch
SR224 V1.0 — 24-Port 10/100 Switch
SR224 V2.0 — 24-Port 10/100 Switch
SR224G V1.0 — 24-Port 10/100 + 2-Port Gigabit Switch + 2 MiniGBIC
SR224G V1.2 — 24-Port 10/100 + 2-Port Gigabit Switch + 2 MiniGBIC
SR224R V1.0 — 24-Port 10/100 Switch
SR316 V1.0 — 16-Port 10/100 Switch
SR324 V1.0 — 24-Port 10/100 Switch
SRW2008 V1.0 — 8-port 10/100/1000 Managed Gigabit Switch
SRW2008MP V1.0 — 8-Port Managed Gigabit Switch with WebView and Maximum PoE
SRW2008P V1.0 — 8-Port Managed Gigabit Switch with WebView and PoE
SRW2016 V1.0 — 16-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW2016 V1.1 — 16-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW2016 V1.2 — 16-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW2024 V1.0 — 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW2024 V1.1 — 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW2024 V1.2 — 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW2024P V1.0 — 24-Port Managed Gigabit Switch with WebView and PoE
SRW2048 V1.0 — 48-port 10/100/1000 + 4 shared mini-Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW208 V1.0 — 8-port 10/100 switch with WebView
SRW208G V1.0 — 8-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch with WebView and Expansion Slots
SRW208L V1.0 — 8-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch with WebView and 100Base-LX Uplink
SRW208MP V1.0 — 8-Port Managed Ethernet Switch with WebView and Maximum PoE
SRW208P V1.0 — 8-Port Managed Ethernet Switch with WebView and PoE
SRW224 V1.0 — 24-port 10/100 + 2-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW224G4 V1.0 — 24-port 10/100 + 4-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW224G4 V1.1 — 24-port 10/100 + 4-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW224G4P V1.0 — 24-Port Managed Gigabit Switch with WebView and PoE
SRW224P V1.0 — 24-Port Managed Ethernet Switch with WebView and PoE
SRW248G4 V1.0 — 48-port 10/100 + 4-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW248G4 V1.1 — 48-port 10/100 + 4-Port Gigabit Switch with WebView
SRW248G4P V1.0 — 48-Port Managed Ethernet Switch with WebView and PoE
SVIEW02 V1.0 — ProConnect 2-Station CPU Switch
SVIEW04 V1.0 — ProConnect 4-Port CPU Switch
SVIEW08 V1.0 — ProConnect 8-Station CPU Switch
SVPPS10 V1.0 — CPU Switch PS/2 Cable Kit, 10 feet
SVPS06 V1.0 — CPU Switch PS/2 Cable Kit, 6 feet
SVR200 V1.0 — Wireless-G ADSL/Ethernet Services Router with 4-Port PoE Switch and 1 FXS + 1 FXO

Accton 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Adapter

PCI Card Wireless

Accton WN4201Accton 802.11g Wireless PCI Card Module / WN4201B (V 2.1.6)
For Win98, WinMe, Win2000, WinXP

USB Adapter Wireless

Accton WN3501CAccton WN3501C Wireless USB Card

For Win98, WinMe, Win2000, WinXP

accton EW3301Accton EW3301 Wireless LAN USB Adapter (V 1.31)
For Win98, WinMe, Win2000, WinXP

PC Card Wireless

accton EW3101-EW3201Accton EW3101 / EW3201 PCMCIA Card Wireless (V 1.32)
For Win98, WinMe, Win2000, WinXP

Need More Accton Driver锛孭lease access:Accton

Actiontec 54M Wireless Network Camera 802NCG Manage Utility

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Download Actiontec 54M Wireless Network Camera 802NCG Setup Utility:

Driver/Firmware Updates
2005-07-29Installer – 802NCG Wireless Network Camera
This software is the same as provided on the original CD, with the exception that the User Manual option is not available. (Due to the size of the manual is has been made available as a separate download.) Both the Camera Setup and the Client Utility Setup can be installed, depending on the needs of your network.
2004-12-09ISO for 802NCG CD# 0410-0122-000
This is the ISO file (CD image) for the 54 Mbps Wireless Network Camera (802NCG) CD v1.0.

Disc Contents

  • PDF User Manual; Setup Utility; Client Utility; Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
  • Manuals/Documentation
    User Manual – 802NCG Wireless Network CameraThis is the User Manual for the 54 Mbps Wireless Network Camera.

    Linksys Instant Wireless Dual-Band Wireless Access Point Review

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    Basic Features and a Look Inside

    The 51AB comes in Linksys’ signature purple and grey plastic box. All indicator lights are on the front of the box and are bright and viewable from a wide angle. The indicators include: Power, Diag, Link/Activity Full/Collision and 100Mbps for the 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection, and separate Activity and Link lights for the 802.11a and 11b wireless LAN connections.

    The PDF User Guide says that the “WLAN Link LED lights whenever there is a successful wireless connection”. But they both were steadily lit whenever the 51AB was running, regardless of whether clients were in range or not. I also found the Activity LEDs somewhat counter-intuitive. They faintly blinked constantly at a rapid rate when the AP was idle, and brightened to an always on state when traffic was flowing. So when I was doing long my long file transfer tests, this meant that the blinking LED was the link with no traffic.

    The Ethernet 10/100 port and power jack are on the rear panel, along with a factory-defaults reset switch. Linksys includes a wall-mounting plate that does double-duty as an adapter to allow Linksys’ smaller boxes (such as their 5 port switch) to be stacked with their “normal” sized boxes. There was also a CD with the PDF User Guide and Windows-based Setup Wizard, along with a normal UTP Ethernet cable in my box, although the User Guide didn’t mention one.

    Since the information is freely available on the FCC website, I thought I’d give you a look inside the 51AB.

    Linksys WAP51AB: Internal view

    Figure 1: WAP51AB Internal view
    (click on the image for a full-sized view)

    Figure 1 shows a single clean motherboard, with two radios contained on miniPCI cards. (The miniPCI format is commonly used for the built-in wireless feature of many laptops.) The FCC documents indicate that the 11a radio is probably manufactured by Gemtek, a popular Taiwan OEM/ODM of wireless modules and products. Given the similarity of the model numbers on Gemtek’s website and inside the 51AB, my guess is Gemtek sources the entire 51AB too. The 11b radio is a Broadcom BCM94301, which is their 802.11b reference design.

    Powering all of this is a Broadcom BCM4702 Wireless Network Processor that is clocked at 125MHz. From what I could tell, it has plenty of poop and had no problems handling AP chores for both radios under full-speed conditions.

    Each radio is connected to one, non-removable external antenna. Facing the front of the router, the 802.11a antenna is on the right, and the 802.11b antenna is on the left. Although both radio modules have a connector pad for a second antenna for diversity purposes, neither radio connects to one. The antennas connect to each radio via miniature (and I mean tiny!) push-on RF connectors. Although both external antennas are the same length, the “real” antenna is a cut-to-length piece of wire inside each plastic “antenna” shell, with each one being properly sized for the 2.4 and 5GHz wavelengths.

    Let’s go see how to drive this thing…

    Linksys Instant Wireless Dual-Band Wireless Access Point Review

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    Linksys Instant Wireless Dual-Band Wireless Access Point

    Linksys Instant Wireless Dual-Band Wireless Access Point
    SummaryDual-radio 802.11a/b (Atheros 802.11a, Broadcom 802.11b) Access Point. Has first generation Atheros 11a radio.
    Pros• No 802.11a WEP enabled performance degradation
    Cons• No client info or network statistics
    • Can’t attach better antennas

    Linksys’ WAP51AB is one of the two dual-band Access Points (D-Link’s DWL6000AP is the other) that’s priced in the range where a SOHO networker might be tempted to give it a try. I didn’t find any surprises in the product itself, but I spent more time than I wanted tracking down issues with the Linksys client cards that I tested it with…

    Linksys Wireless-G / SRX Broadband Router

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    Mixing it Up – 11g

    With any of the 802.11g proprietary throughput enhancement technologies, there’s always the question of how well they handle standard 802.11g (and 11b…remember that?) clients. And since Linksys’ marketing material says “Even your standard Wireless-G and -B equipment will work better when communicating with SRX-enabled devices”, I thought I’d better check out that claim, too.

    The first thing I checked was how True MIMO and standard 11g clients would mix. I set up an IxChariot test using two pair of endpoints (Figure 17). Each pair ran a Throughput.scr script using TCP/IP, sending 200,000 Bytes of data at a time and looping for 1 minute in real-time mode. One version of the script started the Linksys SRX (True MIMO) client first, then the other client 10 seconds later, while a second script reversed this delay. For each client type, I ran four tests:

    • SRX (True MIMO) starts first, both pair Uplink (client – also refered to as STA – to AP)
    • SRX (True MIMO) starts second, both pair Uplink
    • SRX (True MIMO) starts first, both pair Downlink (AP to STA)
    • SRX (True MIMO) starts second, both pair Downlink

    Mixed WLAN Test Setup

    Figure 17: Mixed WLAN Test Setup

    Note is that in all cases, I used the default settings for the tested clients and for the GX. This means that 11b protection (the GX calls this control CTS Protection) was disabled in the GX. Also note that both clients were located within 10 feet (3 meters) of the router. My first test used a Broadcom-based Linksys WPC54G original version card to see how the GX handled mixed True MIMO and 11g clients.

    Mixed SRX and 11g uplink - SRX first

    Figure 18: Mixed SRX and 11g uplink – SRX first
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    Mixed SRX and 11g uplink - 11g first

    Figure 19: Mixed SRX and 11g uplink – 11g first
    (click on image to enlarge)

    Figures 18 and 19 show that the 11g client definitely gets the short end of the throughput stick, even though the True MIMO pair drops its throughput when it senses the 11g pair on the air. I also ran this test with both clients running downlink (AP to client) and obtained similar results.

    Netgear WPNT834 RangeMax 240 Wireless Router

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    Netgear RangeMax 240 Wireless Router
    Summary802.11b/g enhanced-wireless router based on 3rd gen Airgo chipset. Reaches peak aggregate throughput over 100Mbps.
    Update3/13/2006 – Added information on original RangeMax and 108 Mbps client interoperability
    2/2/2006 – Added note to clarify Table 1 and 2
    1/26/2006 – Revised WQS calculation method and posted new charts
    Pros• Can achieve > 100Mbps aggregate throughput
    • 100Mbps wire-speed routing
    Cons• Non-MIMO clients take big throughput hit in mixed WLANs
    • Not a good wireless neighbor
    • Uncompetitive routing features
    • Expensive

    NETGEAR WPNT834 RangeMax 240 Wireless Router

    Airgo Networks rocked the MIMO world last fall with the announcement of its third generation “True MIMO” chipset that boasts a top raw speed of 240Mbps. The new speed is achieved using Airgo’s Adaptive Channel Expansion technology (ACE) that the company says uses a “neighbor friendly” 40 MHz channel.

    Netgear wasted no time in getting its WPNT834 RangeMax 240 (RM240) router and WPNT511 CardBus card on store shelves, but also managed to save a copy of each to send to the TomsNetworking labs. We found that the product’s maximum speed was indeed impressive, topping 100Mbps under the right conditions. But we also saw behavior that does not bode well for use with mixed WLANs and, contrary to Airgo’s claims, that won’t be particularly welcome by wireless neighbors.

    Basic Features

    The RM240 comes in the same-sized white plastic enclosure as its first RangeMax router. But the frosted plastic dome that houses the annoyingly bright blue LEDs on the Gen 1 RangeMax router (that is based on antenna technology from Ruckus Wireless and a chipset from Atheros) has been replaced by a sold silver disk embossed with the Netgear logo. Instead, there are three dipole antennas that sprout from the rear panel of the RM240. All three are movable, but only one is attached via an RP-SMA connector – a combination that seemed to be an odd choice.

    The backlit front panel icons are bright enough and include link/activity for the four 10/100 LAN ports and one 10/100 Internet (WAN) port. Power, WLAN activity and Test icons round out the indicators. Connectors on the rear panel include four 10/100 LAN ports, one 10/100 WAN port and a power jack. All ports are auto MDI / MDI-X which means they’ll figure out how to connect to whatever you plug into them. There’s also a reset-to-factory-defaults switch on the back panel in case you need it.

    Ever since wireless products started specifying speeds above 100Mbps, I’ve been asking manufacturers as to the whereabouts of their gigabit Ethernet ports. Netgear’s reply was something along the lines that the RM240 isn’t intended to supply its super-speedy bit goodness on an individual port basis. Instead, the pitch is that aggregate 100Mbps+ throughput, i.e. across a number of ports, is what Netgear’s intending to supply. More on this later when we walk through the Throughput testing.

    Are 802.11b and 802.11g Compatible?

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    A. The 802.11b and 802.11g Wi-Fi networking standards are generally compatible. An 802.11b router / access point will work with 802.11g network adapters and vice versa.

    However, a number of technical limitations affect mixed 802.11b and 802.11g networks:

    • An 802.11b client will get no better network performance connected to an 802.11g router (access point), than it does when connected to an 802.11b router. Such a connection is limited by the speed of the 802.11b adapter.
    • An 802.11g client will experience slower network performance connected to an 802.11b router than to an 802.11g router. Such a connection is limited by the speed of the 802.11b router.
    • When both 802.11b and 802.11g clients are connected to an 802.11g router, the performance of the 802.11g clients can suffer.

      In the worst case, all 802.11g clients will slow down to have the same network speed as the 802.11b clients. More typically the 802.11g clients experience some degradation in performance, but they still perform noticeably faster than their 802.11b counterparts.

    • The same encryption must be used on all devices on the Wi-Fi network. 802.11g devices often support more advanced encryption options than older 802.11b devices. For example, some 802.11g routers and network adapters support WPA, but many 802.11g products only support the weaker WEP. Stronger encryption options cannot be used on the 802.11g equipment if the 802.11b equipment does not support them.

    In summary, 802.11b and 802.11g equipment can share a Wi-Fi LAN. If set up properly, the network will function correctly and perform at reasonable speeds. Mixing 802.11b and 802.11g gear can save money on equipment upgrades in the short term. An all-802.11g network provides the best wireless performance and is a worthly long term goal for homeowners to consider.

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    Hama 00062740 300Mbps Wireless LAN USB Stick Windows/Mac OS Driver, Utility

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    Hama 00062740 Wireless LAN USB Stick


    - USB 2.0 stick for wireless connection of a PC or laptop to WLAN routers or access points (infrastructure mode)
    - Also enables the connection to other WLAN devices without router or access point (Ad-Hoc)
    - Compatible with 802.11n Draft 2.0 (300Mbps), 802.11g (54 Mbps), 802.11b (11 Mbps) and WiFi
    - Enables radio encryption via WPA/WPA2 as well as 128/64 bits WEP
    - WPS: supports automatic setup of encrypted connections (WiFi Protected Setup)
    - Extended MiMo technology with two integrated antennae
    - The data rate of up to 300 Mbps enables applications such as video/audio streaming, network gaming and internet telephony
    - Up to 4 times better coverage and up to 12 times faster
    - Software and driver for Windows 2000/XP/Vista in German, English and French
    - Suitable for Windows 7, – Software and driver for MAC OS X 10.3.x and 10.4.x

    Download Hama 00062740 / 300Mbps Wireless LAN USB Stick Windows/Mac OS Driver, Software:

    For MacOS X 10.3/10.4/10.5, [5.00 MB] , Download

    For WIN 2000/XP-32/64bit/Vista-32/64bit, 14.0 [31,70 MB], Download

    Download Atheros Series Wireless Network Adapter Win 7(32bit/64bit) Drivers

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    HUAWEI-3COM (H3C) Aolynk Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter

    1. H3C Aolynk WCB600g 125M Cardbus Adapter:

    Device Name: Aolynk WCB600g 125M Cardbus Adapter
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4318&SUBSYS_193D008A

    H3C Aolynk WCB600g 125M Cardbus Adapter Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Driver, Utility

    Download: Aolynk WCB600g (5.97 MB), 2008-1-2

    2. H3C Aolynk WCB500ag A+G Dual-Band Cardbus Adapter:

    Device Name: Aolynk WCB500ag Cardbus Adapter
    Hardware ID:

    H3C Aolynk WCB500ag A+G Cardbus Adapter Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Driver, Utility

    Download: Aolynk (5.22 MB), 2007-11-24

    3. H3C Aolynk WCB300g 54M Wireless CardBus Adapter:

    Device Name: Aolynk 54M Cardbus Adapter
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_17FE&DEV_2220&SUBSYS_0001193D

    H3C Aolynk WCB300g 54M CardBus Adapter Win98/Me/2000/XP Driver, Utility:

    Download: Aolynk (11.26 MB), 2008-1-2

    4. H3C AOLYNK WCB200B 11M Wireless CardBus Adapter:

    Device Name: Aolynk 11M Cardbus Adapter
    Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_17FE&DEV_2120&SUBSYS_0002193D

    H3C AOLYNK WCB200B 11M Wireless CardBus Adapter Win98/Me/2000/XP Driver, Utility

    Download: Aolynk, (11.27 MB), 2007-11-24.

    SparkLAN WL-380F Wireless 802.11b USB Adapter


    SparkLAN WL-380F Wireless USB Adapter gives you instant connection to the available wireless networks.  WL-385F operates under 802.11b standard and provides you with fast data transmission up to 11Mbps, 64/128-bits WEP Encryption.

    Features and Benefits:

    • IEEE 802.11b DSSS compatible
    • Wireless link speeds up to 11Mbps
    • Auto fallback data rate keeps you connected at all times
    • 64/128-bits WEP encryption enables secured wireless communications
    • Intersil PRISM Wireless chipset.

    Device Name: Wireless LAN 11Mbps USB Adapter
    Device IDs: USB\VID_2474&PID_3642; USB\VID_09AA&PID_3642

    SparkLAN WL-380F Wireless 802.11b USB Adapter Windows 95,98,Me,2000 and XP Drivers, Utility:


    D-Link Wireless 108G Gaming Router

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    D-Link Wireless 108G Gaming Router
    SummaryWireless router with 4 port Gigabit Ethernet switch and Atheros Super-G wireless. Also available without wireless as DGL-4100
    Pros• Built-in 4 port 10/100/1000 switch
    • Near 100Mbps wire-speed routing
    • Handles 1000 simultaneous open sessions
    • Automatic upstream bandwidth management
    Cons• Uneven wireless performance
    • No downstream QoS
    • Twice the cost of 4 port 10/100 Super-G routers

    D-Link Wireless 108G Gaming Router

    It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to review a D-Link product, so why not start with one that breaks some new ground? The DGL-4300 Wireless 108G Gaming Router (and its wireless-less sibling the DGL-4100) are the first consumer routers to include a 10/100/1000 (Gigabit Ethernet) switch. And while they are not the first to incorporate QoS (Quality of Service) features, they are the first to use automatic traffic classification to attempt to simply its setup.

    Since gamers tend to try anything that promises to give them an edge over their competition, D-Link has decided to position the 4300 and 4100 for that crowd. But as I found out, this powerful pair can do more than just help you out-frag your online opponents.

    How Bluetooth Works

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    Bluetooth Piconets

    Let’s say you have a typical modern living room with typical modern stuff inside. There’s an entertainment system with a stereo, a DVD player, a satellite TV receiver and a television; there’s also a cordless telephone and a personal computer. Each of these systems uses Bluetooth, and each forms its own piconet to talk between the main unit and peripheral.

    The cordless telephone has one Bluetooth transmitter in the base and another in the handset. The manufacturer has programmed each unit with an address that falls into a range of addresses it has established for a particular type of device. When the base is first turned on, it sends radio signals asking for a response from any units with an address in a particular range. Since the handset has an address in the range, it responds, and a tiny network is formed. Now, even if one of these devices should receive a signal from another system, it will ignore it since it’s not from within the network. The computer and entertainment system go through similar routines, establishing networks among addresses in ranges established by manufacturers. Once the networks are established, the systems begin talking among themselves. Each piconet hops randomly through the available frequencies, so all of the piconets are completely separated from one another.

    Now the living room has three separate networks established, each one made up of devices that know the address of transmitters it should listen to and the address of receivers it should talk to. Since each network is changing the frequency of its operation thousands of times a second, it’s unlikely that any two networks will be on the same frequency at the same time. If it turns out that they are, then the resulting confusion will only cover a tiny fraction of a second, and software designed to correct for such errors weeds out the confusing information and gets on with the network’s business.

    Flexible Transmission
    Most of the time, a network or communications method either works in one direction at a time, called half-duplex communication, or in both directions simultaneously, called full-duplex communication. A speakerphone that lets you either listen or talk, but not both, is an example of half-duplex communication, while a regular telephone handset is a full-duplex device. Because Bluetooth is designed to work in a number of different circumstances, it can be either half-duplex or full-duplex.

    The cordless telephone is an example of a use that will call for a full-duplex (two-way) link, and Bluetooth can send data at more than 64 kilobits per second (Kbps) in a full-duplex link — a rate high enough to support several voice conversations. If a particular use calls for a half-duplex link — connecting to a computer printer, for example — Bluetooth can transmit up to 721 Kbps in one direction, with 57.6 Kbps in the other. If the use calls for the same speed in both directions, Bluetooth can establish a link with 432.6-Kbps capacity in each direction.

    Intel PROSet/Wireless Software Main Window Connection Status –

    The Intel® PROSet/Wireless Main Window allows you to:

    • View the current connection status (signal quality, speed and current network name)
    • Scan for available wireless networks
    • Manage profiles
    • Auto-connect profiles to available networks in a specific order defined in the Profile list
    • Connect to Infrastructure and Device to Device (ad hoc) networks
    • Configure adapter settings
    • Troubleshoot wireless connection problems

    Connection Status Icons

    The connection status icons indicate the current connection status of your wireless adapter. The connection status icon displays in the Intel PROSet/Wireless main window. The Taskbar icon also indicates the current connection status.

    Wireless Off

    The radio is not associated to a network. Click the Wireless On button to enable the radio.

    Connection Problems

    Indicates connection problems including authentication failures.

    Searching for wireless networks

    The wireless adapter is scanning for any available wireless networks.

    No wireless networks found

    The adapter does not find any available wireless networks.

    Wireless network found

    An available wireless network is found. You can choose to connect to available networks displayed in the Wireless Networks list.

    Connecting to a wireless network

    You are connecting to a wireless network. The crescent shaped curves switch between green and white until an IP Address is obtained or a connection error occurs.

    Connected to a wireless network

    You are connected to a wireless network. The network name, speed, signal quality, and IP address display the current connection status. Click the Details button to display details of the current network connection.

    Name (Profile Name or SSID)

    The name of the network that the adapter is connected to. The Name column displays the SSID or the Profile name if a profile for the network is available.

    Network Name

    Signal Quality

    Provides adapter connection status information.

    Wireless On (Off)
    Switch the radio off and on.

    Provides help information for this page.

    Closes the Intel PROSet/Wireless main window.

    Operating System:
    Windows* XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows* 2000, Windows* XP 64-Bit Edition, Windows* XP Professional, Windows* XP Home Edition, Windows* XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows* XP Media Center Edition

    This applies to:Intel®PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    Intel®PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
    Intel®PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
    Intel®Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN