News
Issue #2003 - 18 (June 2003)
(Updated June 4, 2003)

INFRASTRUCTURE, PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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U.S. Robotics’ Raise 802.11g Speed to 100 Mbps

ATLANTA – June 03, 2003 – U.S. Robotics® is enabling wireless network users to send and receive data faster, more securely and with greater compatibility. Announced today at SuperComm 2003 (Booth 10819), U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo family is powered by the company’s exclusive “Accelerator Technology,” which increases performance levels up to 100 Mbps1 on a single channel. Available in July throughout North America, the U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo portfolio includes a router, multi-function access point, PCI adapter and PC card.
“U.S. Robotics’ exclusive Accelerator Technology provides our Wireless Turbo users with 54 Mbps accelerated to 100 Mbps performance,” said Kevin Goulet, director of product management for U.S. Robotics. “The new portfolio is actually capable of delivering data with the fastest throughputs available—nearly double over other 802.11g products.”
To ensure the fastest data throughput rates at all times, U.S. Robotics designed the 802.11g Wireless Turbo line for total compatibility with all 54 Mbps 802.11g, 22 Mbps and 11 Mbps 802.11b wireless devices. Competitive products will commonly experience network slowdowns in mixed mode networking environments, which essentially sacrifices data throughput for compatibility. U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo products ensure that each device will securely connect independently at the highest speed possible with any combination of 54 Mbps 802.11g, 22 Mbps and 11 Mbps 802.11b wireless devices.
Unlike other high-speed networking technologies, Goulet added that U.S. Robotics maximizes network capacity by placing all the speed on a single channel. “Our Wireless Turbo users reap the benefits of the speed purchased due to greater compatibility with 802.11g and 802.11b. Each device connects at the fastest speeds possible, which is important for network owners with multiple users who require the highest performance to be maintained,” he said.
Because security is a critical concern in any network, U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo products are designed to be up to 10 times more secure than standard wireless networking products. This high level of integrated security includes a number of features to make wireless networking safe and reliable. Built-in 256-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption, 802.1x network authentication, and MAC address authentication provides a highly secure, yet easily maintained wireless network. Additionally, all U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo products will also support Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption once the 802.11i security standard is ratified. Users can work wirelessly with the confidence of knowing they have the highest level of security protecting their network data and communications.
The versatility and ease of use of U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo products mean a wireless network can be easily set up with an existing wired network without expensive infrastructure costs. A quick and easy three-step installation process instantly allows users to be more productive with their new wireless network. The unique, stackable case design of the router and multi-function access point require minimal space, so that both home network users and small-to-medium size business owners alike can grow their networks with an entire family of other U.S. Robotics networking and broadband devices.
The U.S. Robotics 802.11g Wireless Turbo product line includes the following solutions designed to optimize any network:

  • U.S. Robotics Wireless Turbo Access Point & Router is ideal for sharing a high-speed cable or DSL Internet connection, data files, music and games among multiple computers. The router includes four products in one—an 802.11g Wireless Turbo Access Point, 4-port Ethernet switch, router and firewall. (Model 8054)
  • U.S. Robotics Wireless Turbo Multi-Function Access Point is a professional-grade access point that has the power and features of a high-performance client adapter for Windows and non-Windows devices. The access point includes five products in one—an Access Point, Bridge, Multi-Bridge, Client and Repeater. The repeater function relays signals across multiple access points for greater wireless range and coverage, and a powerful class-leading ARM9 processor that allows for maximum data transfer in large, critical networks. The device is capable of bridging both wired and wireless networks, includes full SNMP management for network administration, and incorporates configurable transmit/receive power control for optimal network configuration. (Model 5450)
  • U.S. Robotics Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter allows users to wirelessly connect to the power of an entire network from their desktop computer. The included Site Survey feature makes finding the closest access point easy and simplifies wireless network configuration. (Model 5416)
    U.S. Robotics Wireless Turbo PC Card for laptops lets users take the power of an entire network with them to stay connected to e-mail, shared files and the Internet from wherever the user needs it. The PC card’s unique low-power design gets the most from a laptop’s battery to keep users online longer. (Model 5410)

Actual performance may vary depending on operating environment and distance between networked computers.

Source: US Robotics press release
For more information: http://www.usr.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: US Robotics knows how to accelerate effective communications speed. It invented faster thruput technology on serial dialup connections. Achieving 100 Mbps on 802.11g is impressive.

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Adapter Installation and Configuration for Windows 98 SE/2000/Me/XP

Select your product above or scroll down for the appropriate instructions.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

In order to install and use the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card or PCI Adapter, your PC system must meet the following requirements:

  • PC with Pentium processor or equivalent,100 MHz or faster
  • 64 MB RAM (or greater as recommended by your operating system)
  • 500K available hard disk space for utility and driver installation
  • Available PC Card CardBus Type II slot (for Wireless Turbo PC Card)
  • Available PCI 2.1/2.2 slot (for Wireless PCI Adapter)
  • Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP operating system
  • CD-ROM drive

802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter Installation

Prepare for installation

Note: Your product number is USR5416. It is very important that you have your serial number written down before you install the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter. You can find your serial number on the label of the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter and on the side of the package. If you ever need to contact our Technical Support department, you will need this number to receive assistance.

Note: Be sure to find out what letter your CD-ROM drive uses before you begin installing your new product. You will need to know this to properly install your software.

Note: During the Installation procedure, you may be prompted for your Windows Operating system CD-ROM. Make sure you have it available in case you need it.

1. Install your software and drivers*

Turn on your computer. Insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.

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Note: If your CD-ROM does not automatically launch, click Windows Start, Run, type D:setup (if your CD-ROM drive uses a different letter, type that letter in place of 'D'), and click OK.

The Installation CD Graphic User Interface (GUI) will appear on your screen. If prompted, select your preferred language.

Some files will be copied to your system, and then you will be asked to read the license agreement. Read the agreement and click Yes. Select your product and then click Software.

Note: You will need to install the drivers and utilities on each computer on which you plan to install hardware.

Click Wireless Card Utility and Drivers. Follow the on-screen instructions. When you are prompted to restart your computer, select No, I will restart my computer later and click Finish. Close the Installation CD-ROM Graphic User Interface (GUI). When your desktop returns, shut down your computer.

2. Install the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter*


Make sure your computer is turned off and unplugged. Remove the computer’s cover. With the computer turned off, locate an available PCI slot and remove the slot cover screw or clip. Remove the slot cover and insert the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter. PCI slots are typically white plastic lined with metal and are 3.5 inches long. Secure the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter with the previously removed screw or clip. Replace the computer’s cover and turn on your computer.

Note: It can be tricky getting the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter into the PCI slot. You may need to remove the antenna in order to place the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter into the PCI slot. Use firm pressure to seat the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter properly. If you experience any problems inserting the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter, try inserting it in a different PCI slot.

When Windows detects the new hardware, click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation procedure. If you are prompted, restart your computer.

Note: If you are prompted at any time for your Windows Operating System CD-ROM, remove the USRobotics Installation CD-ROM and insert your Windows CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. When all of the files are copied, remove the Windows CD-ROM, and reinsert the USRobotics Installation CD-ROM.

*A “Digital Signature Not Found” screen may appear. Click Yes or Continue Anyway. USRobotics has thoroughly tested in conjunction with the supported hardware and has verified compatibility with Windows 2000/XP.

3. Configure the basic connection settings

Congratulations!You have finished installing your hardware and your drivers! The 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter will connect to an existing wireless network or other wireless networking products in the area.

You should now see a small icon for the Configuration Utility in the system tray by your clock on your computer desktop. The Configuration Utility is used to change or verify the configuration information that relates to your 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter. The Configuration Utility icon will be colored to indicate the status of your wireless network: red for disconnected, yellow for connected with poor quality, and green for connected with good quality.

You must now configure each computer that has a 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter in order to share Internet connectivity, files, and a printer. Refer to the User Guide on the Installation CD-ROM for this information.

802.11g Adhoc mode is used for peer-to-peer network configurations. Infrastructure mode is used to connect to a Wireless Access Point. Each 802.11g Wireless Turbo PCI Adapter in the wireless network must have the correct mode selected within the Configuration Utility.

For troubleshooting and technical support information, refer to the Troubleshooting section of this User Guide.

Register your product

  • At the Installation CD-ROM interface, click the Support link. Click Product Registration and then click http://www.usr.com/productreg If the Installation CD-ROM interface does not run automatically, click Windows Start and then click Run. In the “Run” dialog box, type D:setup.exe. If your CD-ROM drive uses a different letter, type that letter in place of “D.”
  • Or register your product online at http://www.usr.com/productreg

802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card Installation

Prepare for software installation

Turn on your laptop computer. Type your password if you are prompted to do so.

Note: Your product number is USR5410. It is very important that you have your serial number written down before you install the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card. You can find your serial number on the back label of the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card and on the side of the package. If you ever need to call our Technical Support department, you will need this number to receive assistance.

Note: Be sure to find out what letter your CD-ROM drive uses before you begin installing your new product. You will need to know this to properly install your software.

Note: During the Installation procedure, you may be prompted for your Windows Operating system CD-ROM. Make sure you have it available in case you need it.


1. Install your software and drivers

Note: You will need to install the drivers and utilities on each computer on which you plan to install hardware.

Insert your USRobotics Installation CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.

Note: If your CD-ROM does not automatically launch, click Windows Start, Run, and type D:setup (if your CD-ROM drive uses a different letter, type that letter in place of 'D') and click OK.

The Installation CD Graphic User Interface (GUI) will appear on your screen. If prompted, select your preferred language.

Some files will be copied to your system, and then you will be asked to read the license agreement. Read the agreement and click Yes. Select your product and then click Software.

U.s.robotics Network Manager

Click Wireless Card Utility and Drivers. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait for some files to be copied to your hard drive. A window will appear showing you the files that are being loaded onto your system. If you are prompted to restart your computer, close all open applications, select Yes, I want to restart my computer now, and then click Finish.

2. Insert the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card into your computer*

Locate an available PC Card slot and fully insert the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card. PC Card slots are typically on the side of laptops. You should hear a beep when the 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card is fully inserted and detected.

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When Windows detects the new hardware, click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation procedure. If you are prompted, restart your computer.

Note: If you are prompted at any time for your Windows Operating System CD-ROM, remove the USRobotics Installation CD-ROM and insert your Windows CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. When all of the files are copied, remove the Windows CD-ROM, and reinsert the USRobotics Installation CD-ROM.

*A “Digital Signature Not Found” screen may appear. Click Yes or Continue Anyway. USRobotics has thoroughly tested in conjunction with the supported hardware and has verified compatibility with Windows 2000/XP.

Congratulations! You have finished installing your hardware and your drivers! The 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card will connect to an existing wireless network or other wireless networking products in the area.

You should now see a small icon for the Configuration Utility in the system tray by your clock on your computer desktop. The Configuration Utility is used to change or verify the configuration information that relates to your 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card. The Configuration Utility icon will be colored to indicate the status of your wireless network: red for disconnected, yellow for connected with poor quality, and green for connected with good quality.

You must now configure each computer that has a 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card in order to share Internet connectivity, files, and a printer. Refer to the User Guide on the Installation CD-ROM for this information.

802.11g Adhoc mode is used for peer-to-peer network configurations. Infrastructure mode is used to connect to a Wireless Access Point. Each 802.11g Wireless Turbo PC Card in the wireless network must have the correct mode selected within the Configuration Utility.

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For troubleshooting and technical support information, refer to the Troubleshooting section of this User Guide.

Register your product

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  • At the Installation CD-ROM interface, click the Support link. Click Product Registration and then click http://www.usr.com/productreg If the Installation CD-ROM interface does not run automatically, click Windows Start and then click Run. In the “Run” dialog box, type D:setup.exe. If your CD-ROM drive uses a different letter, type that letter in place of “D.”
  • Or register your product online at http://www.usr.com/productreg

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