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WMP600N FAQ

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1. What are the minimum system requirements for WMP600N?

Linksys Wireless PCI Adapter works well with Windows XP, Vista or Vista 64 bit and Windows 2000 operating systems.
Requires processor with speed 600MHz or faster, 512MB RAM and a PCI slot.

2. What technology does the WMP600N use?

The WMP600N uses smart antenna technology to achieve extended range.  It uses Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology that uses signal reflection to increase the range and reduce dead spots in the wireless coverage area.

3. What levels and types of wireless security does the WMP600N support?

It supports Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP) 64 and 128-bit encryption, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), WPA2 Personal and WPA2 Enterprise.

4. What are the LEDs on a WMP600N?

The WMP600N has only one LED that lights up green when the adapter is connected to a wireless network.  It flashes green when it is sending or receiving data over the wireless connection.

5.  What are the compatible devices for WMP600N?

The WMP600N works with devices which have the following standards:

• Wireless-A (802.11a)
• Wireless-B (802.11b)
• Wireless-G (802.11g)
• Wireless-N (802.11n)

6. How do I install the WMP600N?

To install the WMP600N, first plug the wireless adapter into any available PCI-Slot and run the Setup Wizard CD to complete the installation.

7. What are the purposes of Power Save Mode in Linksys Wireless Adapter?

Power Save Mode, also known as minimum power consumption, is designed to reduce the wireless adapter's power consumption when it's not in use.  This feature is commonly used to conserve the battery power of portable computers.

8. What is the importance of changing the RTS (Request to Send) Threshold value and what is the recommended size?

It is important to change the RTS Threshold value on either your access point/router or wireless adapter to prevent frequent collisions on your wireless network.  The recommended size is 2304.

9.  How would I know if my adapter is disabled?

Step 1:
Right-click My Computer and click Properties.

Step 2:
Click the Hardware tab.

Step 3:
Click Device Manager.

Step 4:
Click on the + sign before Network adapters to expand the list to view your wireless adapter’s name.

NOTE:  If you see a red X symbol on top of the green device icon, then your Wireless PCI Adapter is disabled.

Step 5:
To enable your adapter, right-click on your wireless adapter’s name and select Enable.

10. How to check if my Wireless PCI Adapter's drivers are installed properly?

Step 1:
Right-click My Computer and click Properties.

Step 2:
Click the Hardware tab.

Step 3:
Click Device Manager.

Step 4:
Click on the + sign before Network adapters to expand the list to view your wireless adapter’s name.

NOTE:  If you see a yellow exclamation (!) symbol on top of the green device icon, it means that your adapter’s drivers are not installed properly.

Step 5:
To uninstall it, right-click on your wireless adapter’s name and select Uninstall.

Step 6:
Once uninstalled, reinstall your drivers by using the Linksys Setup CD or click here to download from the HomeSupport download page.
 

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