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Install and setup a Wireless N adaptor

If you use an older PC and you currently need to use a dongle or an Ethernet cable to go online, you’ll need to use a Wireless USB adaptor to connect to the internet using the latest N technology.

Minimum system requirements

  • A computer or laptop with an available USB 2.0 port
  • Windows Vista, 2000 (Service Pack 4), XP (Service Pack 3) or Windows 7
  • CD-ROM Drive
  • 300MHz processor and at least 64MB of RAM
  • A 802.11n or 802.11g access point or wireless router

To install a Wireless N Adaptor on a Windows computer:

  1. Empty the box and make sure you have the Wireless N Adaptor and the CD.
  2. Plug the adaptor into any spare USB port on your PC or laptop.
  3. Some PCs may already have the drivers pre-installed from Windows and the system will do the next 5 steps automatically. If this happens, go to Step 9.
  4. A Found new hardware wizard will appear on your screen.
  5. Select Yes this time only and click Next.
  6. A message will appear asking you to Insert the CD that came with the device.
  7. Don’t go into the D-Link screen; just allow windows to install the drivers directly from the CD. This should happen automatically. If not, click Next on the installation wizard.
  8. You’ll now see a message saying that the hardware has been correctly installed. Click Finish.

Now that the correct software drivers have been installed on your PC or laptop to run the USB adaptor, you'll need to set up a wireless broadband connection.

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