What is D-Link LAN card? What are the tips to install them on computer?
The LAN is the acronym for Local Area Network connection. The LAN connection is used to set up a network connection between two computing systems. To get a Local Area Network connection in your system, you need to install good LAN card. There are a number of LAN cards available for your system. D-Link LAN card is one among the efficient LAN cards that you can use for making network connection. It is a piece of hardware connected inside the system and will make a link to the network. The card uses the properly set MAC address for making the network connection. You can connect to the network using cables or can set up a wireless connection also. D-Link LAN card can send and receive data through radio waves with the help of a special technology called Spread-Spectrum technology. It comes with features like the twisted pair, the AUI socket and BNC etc. It provides a rate transfer within the range of 10 to 1000 megabits per second.
Here are some notes on installing D-Link LAN card in the system:
- Insert the card
- Install the software
- Configure the LAN card
Insert the card
Initial step in installing D-Link LAN card in the system is to insert the card in the system. To do this, you need to slide the card to an empty Type-II slot on the system. Usually, you can get the slot located on the left-hand side or back of the computer. You can also get details of the port from manufacturer's manual. You need to properly insert the card in the system and turn on the system.
Install the software
You can then start installing D-Link LAN card software. To do this, you need to insert the software CD in the system first. Then select the 'My Computer' icon on the system from the 'Start' menu. In the 'My Computer' window, select the disk drive which contains the software CD. You need to then select the 'setup.exe' files of the software. It will bring up the D-Link installation software wizard and you need to follow on-screen instructions to go through the installation. Finally, click the 'Finish' button and restart the computer to get the software installed completely.
Configure the LAN card
After you have installed D-Link LAN card software in the system, you need to configure it. To do this, you need to right-click the 'Instant Wireless Configuration Utility'. You can found it in the Windows system tray located on the lower right-hand corner of the screen. You need to then select the 'Configuration' tab and furnish wireless network information in specified columns. Finally, click the 'Apply' button and get all these changes saved.
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