Feb 07


Orange County Business Journal Staff

Fountain Valley’s D-Link Systems Inc., a maker of networking gear for consumers and small businesses, has continued reshuffling its executive ranks.

D-Link, part of Taiwan’s D-Link Corp., is in the midst of a reorganization.

In the latest round, the company promoted Nick Tidd to president of D-Link North America. He was brought on last year as vice president of marketing for North America and vice president of sales for Pan-America operations.

Tidd is a veteran of Marlborough, Mass.-based 3Com Corp.

Big changes began in May after the departure of Steven Joe, former U.S. president and chief executive who spent more than 20 years at the company.

Keith Karlsen, former executive vice president, also left during the reorganization when D-Link consolidated operations in North America and South America.

As part of the restructuring, D-Link named Carlos Casassus Fontecilla as president of Pan-America.

The company has been hiring executives at a rapid clip, mostly in sales, operations and marketing.

In the same announcement, D-Link said Michael Fox has been promoted to vice president of U.S. solutions channels sales, overseeing the pending launch of D-Link’s latest reseller program. Fox is set to focus on selling to the government.

It also named Patrick Piwowarczyk vice president of U.S. enterprise sales, Michael Walsh as vice president of information technology for North America, Phyllis McCullagh as vice president of sales operations and Mark Ciprietti as general manager of business solutions in D-Link’s Canadian operations.


Feb 07

Step 1: Right click on My Computer and select Manage.

Step 2: In the left window pane select Device Manager and in the right window pane right click on Network Adapters and select Scan for hardware changes.


Step 3: Device Manager will begin scanning for hardware.

Step 4: A Found New Hardware Wizard will pop up. Select No, not at this time and click Next.


Step 5: Select Install from a list or a specific location(Advanced) and click Next.


Step 6: Search for best drivers in these locations. Select Include this location in the search and click on Browse.

Note: Assuming you have the driver on your Desktop this is where you would go to Browse for the driver and click OK.


Step 7: Select the latest driver and click Next.


Step 8:The wizard will begin installing software.

Step 9: Click Finish.


Step 10: Wilress Networks should be detected in the system tray. Double click the icon to connect to a wireless network.

Step 11: Select the desired Network name (SSID) and click Connect.


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Feb 07

1 Q:Which wireless access points are compatible with both the DXS/DWS-3227 and the DXS/DWS-3227P wireless switches?

The following access points are compatible with the DXS/DWS-3227 as well as the DXS/DWS-3227P wireless switches:

* DWL-2130AP
* DWL-2230AP
* DWL-7130AP
* DWL-7230AP
* DWL-3230AP

2 Q:What do I need to use my Access Points with my wireless switch?

Step 1: A DHCP Server is required to be on the same Interface as the switch.
A DHCP Server is required for the Access Points to be discovered by
the switch.

Step 2: This line of switches utilizes Proprietary Access Points.

The DWL-7130AP and the DWL-7230AP and the DWL-2230AP as well as the DWL-2130AP´s

Step 3: The DXS line of switches also requires an additional Wireless license
provided from our DLink Sales Department.

3 Q:How many Access Points can be configured per switch?

You can only configure 10 Access Points per switch.

The DWS-3227/3227P/3250 comes with a 10 Access Point license.

The DXS-3227/3227P/3250 requires the purchase of additional software to enable the wireless feature. Once enabled, the switch will support 10 Access Point (10 Access Point license included).

4 Q:What is the maximum number of Access Points can I configure per switch?

You can configure a maximum of 50 access points per switch (with appropriate licenses), with Firmware version or above.

Note: If you have multiple switches in Stack Mode, the stack acts as one physical switch and will only support 10 Access Points. To add more Access Points, additional Licenses will be required (additional licenses sold seperately).

You are also able to configure a maximum of 50 Access Points in Stack Mode.

Your slave/backup switch will also require another License key to manage your access points if your master goes down.

D-Link offers 25 and 50 User Licenses (sold seperately).

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Feb 07

Product Description

The D-Link RangeBooster N USB Adapter (DWA-140) is a draft 802.11n compliant wireless client for your desktop or notebook PC. It delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than an 802.11g network while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connection, photos, files, music, printers, and more.

D-Link’s Quick Adapter Setup Wizard guides you step-by-step through the installation process. Configure this USB adapter without having to call a networking expert to help you. The D-Link Wireless Manager is also included with this product to keep track of your most frequently accessed networks so that you can join them quickly and easily.

* Delivers up to 12x faster speeds* and 4x farther range* than 802.11g.
* Access secure networks using WPA or WPA2 encryption.
* Backward compatible with 802.11g networks.
* Easy to install and use with the included Quick Adapter Setup Wizard.


User Reviews

Make IT happen said:

 I like USB portability and compatibility, but as far as wireless goes, I have seen some issues with many products in the past. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this but needed a portable N card for my network and am pleasantly surprised, but was still hoping that USB/N wireless technology had come a little further.

SPEED: Good. Delivers consistent 216-270Mbps even at the furthest point from the router I can find in my house.(using Dlink DIR 655 router in N only mode).

RELIABILITY/RANGE: Good, but had hoped for better. No drops so far, but the range is less than my other wireless cards, and most notably, my cheap Belkin USB adapter. This is to be expected from any wireless N product though, and given the consistently awesome speed and absence of dropped signalls, I wouldn’t even notice if I wasn’t monitoring the range counters during testing and comparisons to my other devices.

DURABILITY: Constructed well. Made of plastics like most of the new products, but very solid construction. Really impressive is the extension cradle which has about a 4′ extension cable and could literally be used as a paper weight in a hurricane. My Belkin by comparison seems like it would blow across the room with a sneeze. Heat is always a concern with many new products, but not with this. It maintains a steady operating temperature and has small vents to release internal heat.

COMPATIBILITY: Of note, I have read many reviews of products causing blue screens and crashes, especially for VISTA 64 bit computers. I am using this on Windows 7 64 bit and have no issues except that the Wireless Connection Manager software doesn’t run, which is probably a blessing as most 3rd party wireless managment software causes more issues than good and I always revert back to the Windows wireless management anyway. I am not a MAC user, but it came with MAC utilities for what that is worth and I don’t believe I came across any bad reviews from MAC users prior to buying, but I wan’t paying attention for that either. 

 S. Watson said:

I discovered that my second computer would not accept the internal adapter card and returned for replacement with the D-Link DWA USB adapter.

Glad I did since installation takes only a few minutes and it seems to work just as good…also portable if I ever need to move it to a different computer. I am using the DWA-140 adapter with the D-Link DIR-655 wireless N router. Would highly recommend.

schmona “schmona” said:

Based on previous reviews here and on other sites, it seems that either this works beautifully or it pukes. I decided to take a chance on this since the price was right and it was recommended for my D-Link DIR-625 router.

I connect three computers to my wireless DIR-625 router. I had no problem connecting my two other computers. However, my third computer did not have an available internal slot, so I opted for this USB device.

The first time I purchased this, I spent two hours on the phone with Level 1 tech support due to a myriad of issues (wouldn’t connect to a hidden SSID, wouldn’t connect to an unsecured wireless network from the neighbor, etc.). In the end, the agent could not resolve my issue, and he transferred me to Level 2 support. That Level 2 agent told me he couldn’t help me because based on all the work the Level 1 tech performed, he concluded that the card was dead. He told me to exchange it for a new one.

The second card was finally able to connect, albeit at a very slow rate. My laptop in the same location was getting about 80% connectivity throughput, whereas this card was getting about 20%. Additionally, it was constantly dropping the connection. After sitting on the phone with support once again, they told me there was a problem with this card.

When I returned the second card, I purchased a Belkin N+ MIMO USB card and couldn’t be happier. The Belkin installed in minutes and I had no problem configuring the software to connect to my hidden SSID. The Belkin has not dropped the connection at all and I’m getting very good throughput.

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Feb 07

Step 1: Run the CD and follow the on-screen instructions.


Step 2: Select I accept the terms in the the license agreement and click on Next.


Step 3: Type in the user you are installing the software application for. Choose Anyone who uses this computer to allow all users. Click on Next.


Step 4: Select destination folder. Click Next.


Step 5: Click Install to begin the installation process.


Step 6: When prompted, Plug the DUB-9240 into your PC and click Next to continue process.


Step 7: After the software has been installed, plug the USB dongle into an available USB port on your PC to establish a wireless connection to the DUB-9240.


You may now plug your USB devices into the DUB-9240 hub.

Note:: For the best reception and performance, position the adapter vertically using the provided USB extension cable.


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