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HP Digital Home Networking - Setting Up the USB Network Adapter (hn210w)

Introduction
This document provides setup instructions for the HP Digital Home Networking USB Network Adapter (hn210w). For additional information, see the user's guide included on the CD-ROM that came with the product.
Box contents
  • One Wireless USB Network Adapter
  • One installation and documentation CD-ROM
  • One USB cable
  • One quick start guide
  • One warranty sheet
Before you begin
  1. Verify that all of the box contents are included.
  2. Confirm that the computers you plan to connect to the Adapter are all running either Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP. Windows 2000 and XP Professional require administrative privileges to install this software -- see your user documentation for details.
  3. Verify that each computer you're connecting to the network has a CD-ROM drive to run the installation software.
  4. If the computer is on, turn it off.
Connecting the network adapter
  1. Plug the Type B square plug of the USB cable into the USB port of the adapter as shown in Figure 1.
      Figure : Plugging in the USB cable
    1. Type B square plug
    2. to USB port or on PC
    3. Type A rectangular plug
    4. USB cable
  2. Plug the Type A rectangular end into the USB port on your computer. Consult the user documentation of your computer if you are unsure where the USB port is located.
Installing the driver
  1. Turn on the computer and insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
  2. The computer operating system automatically recognizes the new USB network adapter, and the Add New Hardware screen appears.
  3. Accept the default selection, Automatically search for a better driver, and click Next.
  4. The computer operating system automatically finds and installs the correct driver from the CD-ROM. Once a successful installation is reported, click Finish.
  5. If the wizard asks permission to restart the computer, click Yes. If the wizard does not appear, restart the computer.
  6. In the process of installing a driver, a Wireless USB Network Adapter Configuration Utility installs on the Windows taskbar, identified by a red or green icon depicting a monitor with antennas.
  7. Check the color of the icon. If the icon is:
    • Green, a wireless connection is established and installation is complete.
    • Red, the attempt to create a wireless connection failed. Check all the connections and repeat the steps in this document to try again.
If the connection failed
There are two steps to verify:
Step 1
  1. Double-click the Configuration Utility icon on the taskbar.
  2. Select the Site Survey tab. The wireless access points and Service Set Identifiers (SSID) that are available for your network are displayed.
  3. Note the SSID for your access point.
  4. Select the Configuration tab.
  5. Replace the default SSID with the correct SSID for your access point.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Check the color of the icon.
    If the icon is:
  • green, a wireless connection is established and installation is complete.
  • red, the attempt to create a wireless connection failed.
Step 2
  1. Select the Encryption tab.
  2. Select Enabled from the drop-down menu.
  3. Insert the WEP encryption key in the box provided.
     note:
    Check the HP gateway control panel for WEP encryption key.
  4. Click OK. The icon should now be green.

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