Wireless High Gain USB Adapter RNX-N150HG User Manual
¾ Power Save Mode - Please select the power save mode in the drop-down list.
• Maximum - Selects maximum mode to let the access point buffer incoming
messages for the Adapter. The Adapter will detect the access point if any
messages are waiting periodically.
• Normal - Normal mode uses maximum when retrieving a large number of
packets, then switches back to power save mode after retrieving the packets.
• Off - Turns power saving off, thus powering up the Wireless USB Adapter
continuously for a short message response time.
¾ Network Type - There are basically two modes of networking:
• Infrastructure - All wireless clients will connect to an access point or wireless
• Ad-Hoc - Directly connecting to another computer, for peer-to-peer
communication, using wireless network adapters on each computer, such as two
or more RNX-N150HG wireless adapters.
1) An Infrastructure network contains an Access Point or wireless router. All the wireless
devices or clients will connect to the wireless router or access point.
2) An Ad-Hoc network contains only clients, such as laptops with wireless desktop
adapters. All the adapters must be in Ad-Hoc mode to communicate.
¾ Wireless Mode - Specifies 2.4 GHz 150 Mbps, 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps or 2.4 GHz 11 Mbps
operation in an access point network. The Wireless adapter must match the wireless
mode of the access point with which it associates.
¾ Wireless Mode when Starting an HAd Hoc
HH Network - Specifies 2.4 GHz 54/11
Mbps to start an Ad Hoc network if no matching network name is found after scanning
all available modes. This mode also allows the selection of the channel that the
Wireless Adapter uses. The channels available depend on the regulatory domain. If
the adapter finds no other ad hoc adapters, the channel that the adapter starts the ad
hoc network with will be selected automatically. The Adapter must match the wireless
mode and channel of the clients it associates.
¾ 802.11 Authentication Mode - Select which mode the Adapter uses to authenticate
to an access point:
• Auto - Automatic causes the adapter to attempt authentication using shared, but
switches it to open authentication if shared fails.
• Open - Open System enables an adapter to attempt authentication regardless of
its WEP settings. It will only associate with the access point if the WEP keys on
both the adapter and the access point match.
• Shared - Shared-key only allows the adapter to associate with access points that
have the same WEP key.
For infrastructure (access point) networks, click Preferred APs… to specify four access
points at most to the client adapter that attempts to be associated to the access points.
The four access points have different priorities; the frontal has the higher priority.