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2Wire 802.11g PCI Card Wireless Adapter Installation Manual

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Installation Guide

802.11g PCI Wireless Adapter

 


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Notice to Users

©2005 2Wire, Inc. All rights reserved. This manual in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, 
translated, or reduced to any machine-readable form without prior written approval.

2WIRE PROVIDES NO WARRANTY WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER 
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF 
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH REGARD TO THIS MANUAL, THE 
SOFTWARE, OR SUCH OTHER INFORMATION, IN NO EVENT SHALL 2WIRE, INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY 
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR 
OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE SOFTWARE, OR OTHER 
INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF. 

2Wire, Inc. reserves the right to make any modification to this manual or the information contained 
herein at any time without notice. The software described herein is governed by the terms of a separate 
user license agreement. 

2Wire, and the 2Wire logo are registered trademarks of 2Wire, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks 
of their respective owners.

5100-000246-001 Rev A

 


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2Wire 802.11g Internal Wireless Adapter

2Wire's 802.11g Internal Wireless Adapter enables wireless capability on your 
computer. Using this adapter gives you the same connectivity as Ethernet without 
the wires. Expanding or redesigning your network is easy, and unlike cabled 
Ethernet, the 2Wire 802.11g Internal Wireless Adapter allows you to roam 
throughout the home or office while remaining connected to the local area network 
(LAN).

Follow these steps to complete the adapter installation:

Step 1 - Install the 2Wire 802.11g Internal Wireless Adapter.

Step 2 - Install the adapter driver from your 2Wire Wireless Installation CD.

The following sections give you detailed instructions for completing each step.

 


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Step 1: Install the 2Wire 802.11g Internal Wireless 
Adapter

Note: 

To avoid static electric charges, touch an unpainted metal surface 

before installing or working with the adapter.

1.

Turn off your computer and unplug the 
power cord.

2.

Remove the outer cover of your 
computer and locate an available PCI 
slot. PCI slots are easily identified by 
their beige or white color.

 


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3.

Remove the backplate (the small piece of metal that covers the opening for 
the Internal Wireless Adapter on the back cover that you just removed).

4.

Insert the Internal Wireless Adapter into the PCI slot, being careful not to 
damage the external mounted antenna. For easier installation, you may want 
to unscrew and remove the antenna before installing the Internal Wireless 
Adapter into the PCI slot. After it is securely seated, replace the antenna.

5.

Secure the adapter with the screw from the backplate and replace the cover of 
your computer.

Follow the driver installation instructions appropriate to your operating system to 
complete your 2Wire 802.11g Internal Wireless Adapter installation.

 


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STEP 2: Install the 2Wire 802.11g Internal Wireless 
Adapter Driver

Installing Drivers For Windows XP

1.

Power on your computer. Insert your 2Wire 
Wireless Installation CD into your CD-ROM 
drive.

2.

When the Found New Hardware Wizard 
window opens, select 

Install the software 

automatically (Recommended)

 and click 

Next

 

to continue.

 


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3.

The drivers are installed.

4.

When the Completing the Found New 
Hardware Wizard opens, click 

Finish

. Your 

installation is complete.

5.

Continue to “Appendix A: Wireless Adapter 
Configuration” on page 13 to configure the 
adapter to work with your 2Wire gateway.

 


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Installing Drivers for Windows 2000

1.

Power on your computer. Insert your 2Wire 
Wireless Installation CD into the CD-ROM 
drive.

2.

When the Found New Hardware Wizard 
window opens, click 

Next

 to continue.

3.

The next window prompts you to install device 
drivers. Select 

Search for a suitable driver for my 

device (recommended)

, and click 

Next

.

 


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4.

When the Locate Driver Files window opens, 
deselect the 

Floppy disk drives

 checkbox, 

select the CD-ROM drives checkbox, and 
click 

Next

.

5.

When the Driver Files Search Results 
window opens, click 

Next

.

 


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6.

When the Completing the Found New 
Hardware Wizard opens, click 

Finish

. Your 

installation is complete.

7.

Continue to “Appendix A: Wireless Adapter 
Configuration” on page 13 to configure the 
adapter to work with your 2Wire gateway.

Installing Drivers for Windows ME

1.

Power on your computer. Insert your 2Wire 
Wireless Installation CD into your CD-ROM 
drive.

2.

When the Add New Hardware Wizard window 
opens, select 

Automatic search for a better 

driver (Recommended)

, and click 

Next

.

 


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3.

After the driver files are copied, click 

Finish

.

4.

If the System Settings Change window 
opens, click 

Yes

 to restart your computer. 

Your installation is complete.

5.

Continue to “Appendix A: Wireless Adapter Configuration” on page 13 to 
configure the adapter to work with your 2Wire gateway.

 


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Installing Drivers for Windows 98 SE

1.

Power on your computer. Insert your 2Wire 
Wireless Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.

2.

When the Add New Hardware Wizard opens, 
click 

Next

 to continue.

3.

When the next window opens, select 

Search for 

the best driver for your device

 (Recommended), 

and click 

Next

.

 


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4.

Deselect the 

Floppy disk drives

 checkbox, select 

the 

CD-ROM drive

 checkbox, and click 

Next

.

5.

Windows locates the best driver for your device. 
Click 

Next

 to continue.

 


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6.

After the drivers are copied, click 

Finish

.

7.

If the System Settings Change window opens, 
click 

Yes

 to restart your computer. Your 

installation is complete.

8.

Continue to “Appendix A: Wireless Adapter Configuration” on page 13 to 
configure the adapter to work with your 2Wire gateway.

 


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Appendix A: Wireless Adapter Configuration

Now that you have installed the drivers for your wireless adapter, you must 
configure it to work with the 2Wire gateway. A wireless network requires a network 
name (SSID) and an encryption key to operate. Every 2Wire wireless gateway 
comes with a unique network name and encryption key printed on the bottom of 
the unit.

1.

With the 2Wire Wireless Installation CD in your CD-ROM drive, click 

Run

 from 

the Windows Start button. In the 

Open

 field, enter D:\setup.exe and click 

OK

.

If your CD-ROM drive is not located on D:, substitute the appropriate letter (for 
example, E:\setup.exe).

2.

When the Driver and Utilities program page displays, click the 

Configure 2Wire 

Wireless Adapter 

button.

 


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3.

Enter the serial number and encryption 
key from your 2Wire wireless gateway, 
then click the 

Begin Wireless 

Configuration 

button to configure your 

adapter.

 


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Regulatory Information

FCC Statement

This device has been tested and complies with the specifications for a Class B digital device, pursuant 
to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These rules are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful 
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio 
frequency energy and, if not installed and used according to the instructions, may cause harmful 
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in 
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television 
reception, which is found by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct 
the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is 
connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.