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2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter Installation Manual

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802.11g USB

Wireless Adapter

Installation Guide

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Notice to Users

©2004 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. 

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2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter

2Wire’s 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter is a wireless networking device that is connected to a USB 
port on your computer using a USB cable. Wireless networking provides the same connectivity as 
Ethernet without the wires. Expanding or redesigning your network is easy, and unlike cabled 
Ethernet, the 2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter allows users to roam throughout the network 
while remaining connected to the LAN.
Follow these steps to complete the adapter installation:

Step 1 -

 Install the 2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter.

Step 2 - 

Install the adapter driver from the Wireless Client Setup CD 

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

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STEP 1: Install the 2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter

The supplied USB cable has a different type of USB connector on each end.

Series A connector. The Series A USB connector plugs into the USB port on your 
computer. 

Mini Series B connector. The Series B USB connector plugs into a USB device.

To install the 2Wire 802.11g USB Wireless Adapter, simply connect the adapter to 
an available USB port on your computer using the supplied USB cable.

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

Installing Drivers For Windows XP

1. Power on your computer. Insert the Wireless Client Setup 

CD into the 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 driver installs.

4. When the Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard 

opens, click 

Finish

5. Continue to Appendix A on page 11 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 the Wireless Client Setup 

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, uncheck 

Floppy disk drives

, select the 

CD-ROM 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 on page 11 to configure the 

adapter to work with your 2Wire gateway.

Installing Drivers For Windows ME

1. Power on your computer. Insert the Wireless Client Setup 

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 on page 11 to configure the 

adapter to work with your 2Wire gateway.

Installing Drivers For Windows 98 SE

1. Power on your computer. Insert the Wireless Client Setup 

CD into the CD-ROM drive. When the Add New Hardware 
Wizard opens, click 

Next

 to continue.

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2. When the next window opens, select 

Search for a better 

driver for your device (Recommended)

, and click 

Next

.

3. Uncheck 

Floppy disk drives

, select the 

CD-ROM drive

 

checkbox, and click 

Next

.

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4. Windows locates the best driver for your device. Click 

Next

 

to continue.

5. After the drivers are copied, click 

Finish

.

6. If the System Setting Change window opens, click 

Yes

 to 

restart your computer. Your installation is complete. 

7. Continue to Appendix A on page 11 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 Adapter Setup CD  in your CD-

ROM drive,  click 

Run

 from the Windows 

Start 

button

.

 

 Enter D:\setup.exe in the 

Open

 field 

enter 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.

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.

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5100-000245-000 Rev B

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