SAMSUNG
MagicLAN
SWL-2300U
User Manual (Rev. 2.2)
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Table of Contents
1. MagicLAN Installation ……………...………..……………………………………...…...9
1.1 Introduction ..………..…………………...……………………………………….….9
1.2 Technical Background ………………………………………………..……….…..…9
1.3 MagicLAN Overview….…………………...……………….….……….…..……....11
2. Before the Installation………………………………………………………..……….....13
2.1 What is in your Package …………………………………………………….….…..13
2.2 System Requirement ……………………………………..…………………….…...13
2.3 Preparations For Installation……………………..…………………….…...13
3. MagicLAN Installation for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP ……….………….14
3.1 Installation Overview ……………………………………….……………….……...14
3.2 Installation Procedure of Windows 98SE ………………..….………….…..….14
3.3 Installation Procedure of Windows ME ………………..….………….…..….23
3.4 Installation Procedure of Windows 2000 …………………………...………30
3.5 Installation Procedure of Windows XP …………..………………...……37
3.6 Update of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver…………….….…….…….......45
3.7 Removal of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver ………………….….…….......45
4. The Program for setting MagicLAN..……………………………...………..………..…47
4.1 The concept of Profile………………………………………….………..…..……..47
4.2 Installation Procedure…………………………………………………...….….47
5. The main configuration of Program………………………...……………...…………....53
5.1 Profile……………………………………………...……………..……………….…54
5.1.1 The ‘New’ button………….…………………………………..…….……...54
5.1.2 The ‘Apply’ button…………..…………………………………...………...54
5.1.3 The ‘Edit’ button…………..……………………………………………..…55
5.1.4 The ‘Delete’ button………..…………………………………………....…..58
5.2 Status………………………...………………………………….……….…..…..….59
5.2.1 The ‘Current Status’ button……….………………………………...…......59
5.2.2 The ‘AP Status’ button..….…….………….………………………..……..59
5.2.3 The ‘Site Survey’ button…………………….……………………...……..60
5.2.4 Statistics………………...……….………………...…….….…....………..60
5.3 General Settings……………….………..…………...….……………..…….….……60
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5.3.1 The ‘DHCP’ button…….………………………………………….…..….60
5.3.2 The ‘Options’ button…………………….…………………….……….….60
5.4 Version……………………………………………………….……………..…….61
6. Troubleshooting ………………………………………………......…….……….…….62
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Notice 1
This manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of
SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. reserves the right to change this manual and the
specifications to improve products without prior notice. So you can get the most recent
software and user documentation for all MagicLAN products on our web site.
The users manual or instruction manual for an intentional or unintentional radiator shall
caution the user that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
All other brand and product names are trademarks of registered trademarks of their
respective holders.
http://www.magiclan.com/
Copyright © 1999 - 2005 SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
All rights reserved.
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Notice 2
WARNING
While installing and operating this transmitter and antenna combination the radio frequency
exposure limit of 1mW/cm2 may be exceeded at distances close to the antennas installed.
Therefore, the user must maintain a minimum distance of 20 cm from the antenna.
Important Safety Information
z Read these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. SAMSUNG will
not be responsible for any damages caused by breaking the rules.
z WLAN Card described in this document is approved for use in a wireless local area network.
z Remember to make backup copies of important data.
z When you are transferring data, keep your laptop computer stationary. Roaming between access
points (APs) may break the connection.
z Only qualified service personnel must repair the equipment.
z All wireless devices may get interference, which could affect performance.
z Use approved accessories only. Do not connect incompatible products.
z Use only accessories approved by the WLAN Card manufacturer for use with this particular W
LAN Card. The use of any other types will invalidate any approval or warranty applying to the
WLAN Card, and may be dangerous.
z Use only the region settings appropriate for the area where the WLAN Card is used at the
present time. Using the card in any other region or with an incorrect region setting is prohibited
and may be illegal.
z Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including a WLAN Card, may cause
interference with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices.
z Do not use the WLAN Card on aircraft.
z Do not use the WLAN Card at a refueling point.
z Do not use the WLAN Card near inflammable materials or chemicals.
z Do not use the WLAN Card where blasting is in progress.
z Do not use the WLAN Card when the use of wireless device may cause interference or danger.
z Do not use the WLAN Card where the use of cellular terminals is prohibited.
z Microwave oven degrades the performance of wireless LAN drastically. So do not use the
WLAN card in the environment where Microwave oven is being used.
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11Mbps High Rate 802.11b WLAN USB Adapter
■ Specifications
Model Name
SWL-2300U
System Interface
USB Spec 1.1 Compliant
Frequency Band
2.400 ~ 2.4835GHz(Subject to local regulations)
Operating Voltage
5V±5% from Host PC
Current Consumption
Receive : 250mA (Typical), Transmit : 350mA (Typical)
Power Save: 10mA (Typical)
Data Rate
1, 2, 5.5 or 11Mbps
Spreading
DSSS(Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Output Power
40mW(16dBm) for 22MHz Bandwidth, 7mW/MHz
Receive Sensitivity
-84dBm(Typical) at 11Mbps
Security
40-bit/104(128)-bit WEP Encryption
Antenna
Dual antennas supporting Rx diversity
Available Drivers
Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Standards
IEEE 802.11b
Media Access Protocol
CSMA / CA (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance)
Temperature Range
Operating : 0~45℃(32~113℉), Storage : -25~70℃(-13℉~158℉)
Humidity
10% to 90% Non-condensing
Operating Range
(1024 bytes file transfer)
Open Space : 150m(500ft) at 11Mbps, 200m(660ft) at 2Mbps
Closed Office: 30m(100ft) at 11Mbps, 50m(160ft) at 2Mbps
*Range differs by environment
Dimensions
114mm×52mm×15mm & 1.2M Cable with USB A-type Connector
Weight
40g(Except 1.2m Cable)
Certifications
&
Regulatory Approvals
Wi-Fi certified,
USA(FCC), Canada(IC), Europe(CE)Korea (MIC)
CopyrightⓒSamsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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1. MagicLAN Installation
1.1 Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of SAMSUNG MagicLAN. Installing this cards allow the
computer to join a wireless network based on the IEEE 802.11b (High Data Rate) WLAN
standard. You will be surprised how easy for you are a part of the network with no bother
of twisted cables.
1.2 Technical Background
• What is IEEE 802.11?
The IEEE 802.11 specification is a wireless LAN standard developed by the IEEE (Institute
of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) committee in order to specify an over an air
interface between a wireless client and a base station or Access Point (AP), as well as
among wireless clients. Like other IEEE 802 families, IEEE 802.11 specification addresses
both Physical (PHY) layer and Media Access Control (MAC) layer.
• IEEE 802.11 Physical (PHY) Layer
At the PHY layer, IEEE 802.11 defines three physical characteristics for WLAN: diffused
infrared, direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS), and frequency hopping spread spectrum
(FHSS). While the infrared PHY operates at the baseband, the other two PHYs operate at
the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) band, which can be used for operating
wireless LAN devices without the need of end-user licenses. In order for wireless devices
to be interoperable, they have to be conforming to the same PHY standard.
• IEEE 802.11 Media Access Control (MAC) Layer
The IEEE 802.11 MAC Layer is mainly concerned with the rules for accessing the wireless
medium. There are two network architectures defined: Ad-hoc Network and Infrastructure
Network.
• Ad-hoc Network
Ad-hoc Network is an architecture that supports mutual communication among wireless
clients only. Since Ad-hoc Network does not support access to wired networks, it does not
need an Access Point to be a part of the network. You can use the network immediately
after setting up the operating mode by installing the supplied network driver.
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• Infrastructure Network
Infrastructure Network is architecture that provides communication between wireless
clients and wired network resources. An Access Point (AP) and the associated wireless
clients define the transition of data. So a wireless client can access all the services that are
available for a regular wired LAN by using an AP.
ServerServerrrr
BSS A
BSS B
• Roaming
Roaming is a service that allows wireless clients to use the network in motion by
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automatically changing the connection from an old Access Point to a new Access Point
when the clients enter in a new cell. During roaming the clients may observe the loose
connection or delay in accessing the resources of the network.
• Scanning, Beaconing & ESS ID
When a wireless client is initialized, it is necessary for it to find and communicate with the
correct group of wireless devices, including AP. At this point, it may search for all the
frequency channels and this process is called scanning.
There may be multiple APs and networks operating at the same time. It may be necessary
to ensure that the station joins with the correct network during the scanning process. To
achieve this, each AP is assigned to be part of a logical group called the Extended Service
Set (ESS). The name of this logical group is the ESS ID. When roaming is operating, there
may be several Access Points as part of the same ESS.
After the power on, wireless clients will listen on its default frequency channel. It will be
listening for beacons sent by another wireless station or AP. Beacon is a short message
containing the ESS ID that will be broadcast roughly ten times a second. When the wireless
station hears a beacon and the ESS ID in the beacon matches its own, the client knows that
it is on the correct channel and can communicate with its group. If no beacons are seen, or
if the ESS ID does not match, the wireless client may move to the next frequency channel
and repeat this listening procedure.
In case of direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) physical layer, this scanning process
occurs at start up and may also occur when the client roams between APs.
1.3 MagicLAN Overview
• The MagicLAN SWL-2300U(USB Adapter) are wireless LAN adapter that provide
wireless connection between computers.
• The MagicLAN is designed to operate with IEEE 802.11 (wireless LAN International
Standard) wireless compliant radio cards and uses a CSMA/CA (Collision Sense Multiple
Access with Collision Avoidance) algorithm as the media access scheme, which makes
high speed communication (with minimal collision probability) possible.
• The MagicLAN supports DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) physical layer. This
is a radio technique, which scrambles the data prior to transmission and uses a correlation
technique on receiver to improve the signal to noise ratio and makes it possible to
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communicate in the office having a wall and a compartment.
• The function of the MagicLAN Access Point is to transfer information from a wired LAN
to a wireless LAN and vice versa. When operating, the MagicLAN AP is invisible to most
users (Normally, unless the user is an administrator, the MagicLAN AP cannot be seen or
accessed by users on the network).
• The SWL-2300U both for Laptop PC and Desktop PC is small and portable as a roaming
function is provided for users who need network services while maintaining mobility.
• The MagicLAN supports various network software. The network driver is provided to
support network software such as, Windows 98SE,ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP.
• To get further information of Samsung MagicLAN WLAN Card, please visit our website
at http://www.magiclan.com to download the respective drivers.
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2. Before the Installation
The following section will assist you in installing your WLAN Adapter successfully. You
will install the MagicLAN Card and software (driver & utility), and finally set the network
properties to accommodate resource sharing and select the type of wireless network that
you wish to install. The MagicLAN can easily be installed and used, without bothering to
connect cables for keeping your computer to use network resources, as in case of a wired
LAN.
2.1 What is in Your Package?
Please check the contents of the box to make sure everything is included and ready for use.
Here is the list of what you should have in your package:
• SWL-2300U(USB Adapter)
• Samsung MagicLAN Installation CD
2.2 System Requirement
• Operating System: Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
• Laptop Computer with a CD-ROM drive.
• Laptop Computer that have a USB slot and available USB interface.
2.3 Preparations For Installation
◇ You have to prepare Installation CD which is provided by manufacturer.
◇ You can just install SWL-2300U Adapters to use Ad-hoc network.
◇ You need to install Access Point(AP) to use Infrastructure network.(Refer to the AP
Manual about the installation method of AP)
◇ You may need the original CD of (Windows 98SE,Windows ME, Windows 2000,
Windows XP) to set network environment.
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3. MagicLAN Installation For
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
We will explain the installation method for SWL-2300U(USB Adapter) .
3.1 Installation Overview
Here are some steps you will perform in establishing your wireless network connection:
1. Install the Access Point at first. AP is needed in case of Infrastructure network
mode.
2. You should install the Wireless LAN Card (SWL-2300U).
3. Install the software using the Installation CD.
4. Install the network protocol(s) required to communicate on your network. Most
likely you will need the TCP/IP protocol.
3.2 Installation Procedure of Windows 98SE
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the USB Adapter successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the USB Adapter into the USB slot of your computer.
2. Add New Hardware Wizard appears and the system looks for “USB Device”.
Press NEXT button and check if Search for the best driver for your
device(recommended) is selected and then press NEXT button . Insert the
MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3. Mark the Specify a location tap and type “E:\Drivers” right below in this
tap(Where E is the CD-drive of your PC).
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Then press NEXT button.
You can find the “SAMSUNG USB Boot Device”. Then press NEXT button.
After you install Boot Device, press Finish button.
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Add New Hardware Wizard appears and the system looks for “USB Device”.
Press NEXT button.
You can find the “SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300)” and now it is
ready to install our software.
4. Press NEXT and system will copy driver files. You may require Windows 98
CD.
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Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
If screen message Do you want to restart your Computer now will pop up, select
No.
5. Right click on the My Computer using the mouse and click Properties.
6. Check for the SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) by clicking on the
Device Manager. If you find the Yellow sign on the adapter, it shows the
installation is not successful. Select the Adapter and click on Remove. Restart
your computer after uninstalling the driver. (See the Adapter Removal in section
3.7)
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7. Right click on the Network Neighborhood using the mouse. Select Properties
from the pop up menu. The network box appears and you see three main tabs:
Configuration, Identification and Access Control.
8. Click on the configuration tab and then click on the add button. Select Network
Component Type box appears. Click on the Protocol then click the Add button.
9. Select Network Protocols box appears. From the list of manufactures, click on
Microsoft. From the list of network protocols list, select IPX/SPX and TCP/IP,
then click OK.( If you want, you can install the NetBEUI protocol.)
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10. Select the TCP/IP-> SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) option
for setting the IP address value, Gateway value and DNS value of your
computer. After setting these parameters appropriately, click OK to return to
Network Component Type.
11. you can select the File and Printer Sharing options as well as the access to
your computer by other users connected to that network by setting the
appropriate options.
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12. Screen message ‘Do you want to restart your computer now?’ will pop up.
Select Yes. It will shut down your computer and will restart.
13. After booting the computer, you have to draw out and re-insert the MagicLAN
Installation CD to be automatically installed. You can click ‘Install
Configuration Utility’ to install our utility. Choose the appropriate language
when a context box appeared to choose utility’s language.
14. You can set up Wireless LAN environment by our utility program provided.
Refer to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
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< Method 2 – Installing software first >
1. If you insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, software will
launch automatically. Then, click on the ‘Install MagicLAN Driver’.
2. You can see the pictures of Wireless LAN Cards by model name.(SWL-2300U
USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
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4. After installing driver, insert card.
5.The other procedures are same to 5~14 of < Method 1 - Inserting card
first >.
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to
mark the check box(“Do you want to scan for hardware changes?”). The function is
same to the “Refresh” in ther Device Manager.
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3.3 Installation Procedure of Windows ME
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the USB Adapter successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the USB Adapter into the USB slot of your computer.
2. “Add New Hardware Wizard” appeared and the system looks for “USB
Device”. Check if Search for the best driver for your device(recommended)
is slected. Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
Then press NEXT button.
3. You can find the “SAMSUNG USB Boot Device”.
After you install Boot Device, press Finish button.
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Add New Hardware Wizard appears and the system looks for “USB Device”.
You can find the “SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) ” . And the
system will copy driver files. You may require Windows ME CD. You can click
Yes in the “Digital Signature Not Found” Message box.
Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation. If
screen message ‘Do you want to restart your Computer now?’ will pop up,
select No.
4. Right click on the My Computer using the mouse and click property.
5. Check for the SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) by clicking on the
Device Manager. If you find the Yellow sign on the adapter, it shows the
installation is not successful. Select the Adapter and click on Remove. Restart
your computer after uninstalling the driver. (See the Adapter Removal in section
3.7)
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6. Right click on the Network Neighborhood using the mouse. Select Properties
from the pop up menu. The network box appears and you see three main tabs:
Configuration, Identification and Access Control.
7. Click on the configuration tab and then click on the add button. Select Network
Component Type box appears. Click on the Protocol then click the Add button.
8. Select Network Protocols box appears. From the list of manufactures, click on
Microsoft. From the list of network protocols list, select IPX/SPX and TCP/IP,
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then click OK.( If you want, you can install the NetBEUI protocol.)
9. Select the TCP/IP-> SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) option
for setting the IP address value, gateway value and DNS value of your
computer. After setting these parameters appropriately, click OK to return to
Network Component Type.
10. you can select the File and Printer Sharing options as well as the access to
your computer by other users connected to that network by setting the
appropriate options.
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11. Screen message ‘Do you want to restart your Computer now?’ will pop up.
Select Yes. It will shut down your computer and will restart.
12. After booting the computer, you have to draw out and re-insert the MagicLAN
Installation CD to be automatically installed. You can click “Install
Configuration Utility” to install our utility. Choose the appropriate language
when a context box appeared to choose utility’s language.
13. You can set up Wireless LAN environment by our utility program provided.
Refer to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
< Method 2 – Installing software first >
1. If you insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, software will
launch automatically. Then, click on the ‘Install MagicLAN Driver’.
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2. You can see the pictures of Wireless LAN Cards by model name.(SWL-2300U
USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
4.After installing driver, insert card. You can click Yes in the “Digital Signature Not
Found” Message box
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5.The other procedures are same to 4~13 of < Method 1 - Inserting card
first >
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to
mark the check box(“Do you want to scan for hardware changes?”). The function is
same to the “Refresh” in ther Device Manager.
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3.4 Installation Procedure of Windows 2000
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the USB Adapter successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the USB Adapter into USB slot of your computer.
2. Found New Hardware Wizard appeared and the system looks for “Network
Controller”. Press NEXT button and check if “Search for the best driver for your
device(recommended)” is slected and then press NEXT button. Insert the
MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. You can ignore the MagicLAN
Utility’s screen of the CD-ROM..
3. Insert the USB Adapter into USB slot of your computer.
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You can find the INF file and now it is ready to install our software.
4. Press NEXT and system will copy driver files.
5. After you install USB Boot Device, Press Finish.
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Add New Hardware Wizard appears and the system looks for “USB Device”. Press
NEXT button.
6. You can find the INF file and now it is ready to install our software.
Press the Next button.
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7. You can find the “SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300)”. You can click
Yes in the “Digital Signature Not Found” Message box. Now driver files are fully
installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
8. Check for the SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) on the Device Manager
of a Computer Management in the Adminidtrative Tools . If you find the Yellow sign on
the adapter, it shows the installation is not successful. In this case, select the adapter and
click on Remove. Restart your computer after uninstalling the driver to make the changes
effective. (See the Adapter Removal in section 3.7)
6. Right click on the Network Places using the mouse and double-click on the Local
Area Connection ,and then click on Properties.
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7. Click on the TCP/IP option for setting the IP address for your computer. Set the IP
value, Gateway value, DNS value. After setting these parameters appropriately,
click OK to return to Network Component Type.
8. You can select the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks options to
allow the Access to your computer by other users connected to that network by
setting the computer sharing options. Click on OK.
9. After booting the computer, you have to draw out and re-insert the MagicLAN
Installation CD to be automatically installed. You can click Install Configuration
Utility to install our utility. Choose the appropriate language when a context box
appeared to choose utility’s language.
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10. You should reboot the computer to use our utility properly in the NT-based
OSs(Windows 2000, XP).
11. After rebooting your computer, you can set up Wireless LAN environment by our
utility program provided. Refer to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
< Method 2 – Installing software first >
1. If you insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, software
will launch automatically. Then, click on the ‘Install MagicLAN Driver’.
2. You can see the pictures of Wireless LAN Cards by model name.(SWL-2300U
USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
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4. After installing driver, insert card.
5. System recognize the card and you can click Yes in the “Digital Signature Not
Found” Message box.
6. The other procedures are same to 5~11 of < Method 1 - Inserting card first >
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to mark
the check box(“Do you want to scan for hardware changes?”). The function is same to the
“Refresh” in ther Device Manager.
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3.6 Installation Procedure of Windows XP
Please follow the following steps one by one in order to install the USB Adapter
successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the USB Adapter into USB slot of your computer.
2. “Found New Hardware Wizard” appeared and the system looks for “USB
Device”. Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM Drive.
3. When following window is popped, Press “Continue Anyway” button.
4. You can find the “SAMSUNG USB Boot Device” and system will copy boot
driver files.
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5. “Found New Hardware Wizard” appears and the system looks for “USB
Device”.
6. You can find the “SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300)” and system will
copy driver files.
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7. You can click Continue Anyway in the 'Hardware Installation' Message box.
8. Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
9. Check for the SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) on Computer
Management in the Administrative Tools of the Control Panel. If you find the
Yellow sign on the adapter, it shows the installation is not successful. In this case,
select the adapter and click on Remove. Restart your computer after uninstalling
the driver to make the changes effective. (See the Adapter Removal in section 3.7)
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10. Of the icons displayed on the right bottom of desktop, click on icon
stated
Wireless Network Connection.
11. When you are using DHCP, just select the AP that you want to connect in the
Connect to Wireless Network above.
12. To manually set your IP address, WEP and some other configuration, click on
Advanced of the above picutre and then click Configure Available networks on
the Wireless Networks Tab . Set the SSID and parameters to be needed to modify
and then clicking on OK. The AP that you selected will be displayed on the
Preferred Networks.
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13. Next, move to the General Tab. After the double click the “Internet
Protocol(TCP/IP)”, set the IP value, Gateway value and DNS value and click on
OK. All will be done by clicking on OK once more.
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< Method 2 – Installing software first >
1. If you insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, software will
launch automatically. Then, click on the ‘Install MagicLAN Driver’.
2. You can see the pictures of Wireless LAN Cards by model name.(SWL-2300U
USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
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3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
4.After installing driver, insert Wireless LAN card. You can click Continue Anyway in
the “‘Hardware Installation’ Message box.
5.The system recognize the Wireless LAN Card. If Found New Hardware Wizard
appears, just click Next to install the driver files.
6.The other procedures are same to 5~9 of < Method 1 - Inserting card first > .
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to mark
the check box(“Do you want to scan for hardware changes?”). The function is same to the
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“Refresh” in ther Device Manager.
[ Use of Our company’s Utility in Windows XP ]
You can also set up the Wireless LAN by the our company’s utility program instead of
Windows XP’ utility program.
After booting the computer, you have to draw out and re-insert the MagicLAN
Installation CD to be automatically installed. You can click “Install Configuration
Utility” to install our utility. Choose the appropriate language when a context box appeared
to choose utility’s language.
You should reboot the computer to use our utility properly in the NT-based OSs(Winows
2000, Windows XP).
- If you click the icon
on the right bottom of the desktop, you can see the
current state of the Wireless LAN.
- Click on Option of the General settings on the bottom of the Utility and mark
“Manage the Wireless Control by this utility under WinXP”. For more details,
refer to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
- If you want to use Wireless LAN Utility
in the system of Windows XP , be
sure that the mark of “Manage the Wireless Control by this utility under
WinXP” of the our company’s utility program is removed.
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3.6 Update of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver
1. After inserting the MagicLAN Installation CD, click the Install MagicLAN Driver
and select the Card and Operationg System that you want to update in.
2. If selection box appears, select ‘Reinstall MagicLAN Software’ between ‘Remove’
and ‘Reinstall’.
3.7 Removal of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver
(Adapter Removal)
Click like followings :
-> All Programs -> MagicLAN -> MagicLAN Driver -> Remove USB
adapter.
Select ‘Remove all MagicLAN Software’ and click Next.
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(Utility Removal)
Click like followings :
-> All Programs -> MagicLAN -> MagicLAN Utility -> Remove Utility
Uninstall.
Select ‘Remove Configuration Utility Software’ and click Next .
(cf) If you want to just remove the WLAN Card from the PC, click
and Stop
SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) icon the right bottom of your computer
screen. Then you remove the WLAN Card after clicking the OK button on the message,
‘SAMSUNG WLAN USB Adapter(SWL-2300) can now be safely removed from the
system’
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‘ Safely remove hardware’ icon (Windows ME , 2000, XP)
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4. The Program For Setting MagicLAN
4.1 The concept of Profile
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TCP/IP settings for the fixed networks/Wired LAN have no problems, as they do
not deal with the mobility. But in case of mobile equipments such as WLAN card,
when WLAN client has moved from home to Office or vice-versa, the difficulty for
using the old TCP/IP settings arises.
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The concept of profile makes it easy to use the same TCP/IP settings for WLAN
cards regardless of the movement.
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Profile can be selected again with ease if it were saved. Saving the settings for
WLAN and TCP/IP as a Profile, it is easy for user to select and use one of the
saved profiles, especially, it can be used quickly without rebooting your computer
while the settings for TCP/IP is updated.
4.2 Installation Procedure
First time use of WLAN on your computer needs the following settings.
1. Insert your WLAN card. After clicking on the icon
, which is found at the right bottom
your computer screen, “Please create your first network profile now” window will appear. Click
‘Y’ button for yes and the following window will appear. cf) The above message will not be
appeared in the Win XP. Make a Profile with clicking ‘New’ button.
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2. Input a profile name in Profile Name and description for your profile
name in Description and click the NEXT button, the following window
will appear.
3. Select the Operating Mode to use and click the NEXT button.
Default operating mode is Infrastructure.
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- Infrastructure Network is the structure that the communication between Wired LAN and
Wireless LAN is feasible. Wireless client is possible to access to the other Network
(include Internet) via Access Point.
- Ad-hoc/802.11Ad-hoc Network support the communication among Wireless clients. Due
to the support of communication among Wireless equipment, Ad-hoc Network doesn’t
need Access Point. (cf. 802.11 ad-hoc is satisfied with the 802.11 specification)
4. If you clicked on the Survey, the above window will appear showing
you Access Points or Stations (Ad hoc) that are able to connect now.
Select the AP that has the highest signal to use as an SSID.
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5. Select the WEP Mode and Click the Next button.
- WEP Mode
z This is security tool to protect your DATA from unauthorized users.
z To use the function of WEP, The WEP key settings for client must be same to that
of AP in the Infrastructure Mode, and the WEP key settings must be same for all
clients in the Ad-hoc/802.11Ad-hoc Mode.
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6. Enter a valid IP address. IP address can be allocated automatically. (cf. it is limited to users
who use the DHCP server or ADSL connection). As only checked in “Manage TCP/IP
together with Profile”, IP address can be controlled in the Profile. This menu does not appear
under MS Windows NT. Click NEXT to see the following window.
7. Showing you the settings selected so far. Click the Finish button.
Check on this box. It will work on the system after clicking the Finish button.
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8. Click the Profile name shown in the above window click the Apply
button. The settings will be over. If the IP address entered in the
system settings is different than the IP address selected under profile
name, system IP settings will be changed without rebooting your
system.
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5. The main configuration of Program
During the installation of your SAMSUNG WLAN Card, configuration utility is also
installed. You can see the icon at the right bottom of your screen. Double clicking that icon
will show you the screen as shown below.
The following describes the meanings of variables shown in the WLAN configuration.
z Profile: The arbitrary designation by user. It is the profile name to distinguish each
Profile. So when you set the Profile, you would better choose the name that can
send the contents it has.
z Link Status: you Link Status shows a client connection state with AP (In
Infrastructure mode) or with other clients (In 802.11Ad-hoc Mode).
z SSID: It represents the name of a group consisting of WLAN users only. It is also
called ESSID.
z Operating Mode: There are three Modes. Infrastructure Mode (the connection
among clients through an AP), 802.11Ad-hoc/Ad-hoc Mode (direct connection
among clients)
z BSSID: It shows the Physical Address of WLAN card inserted in AP in the
Infrastructure Mode and the Random Generation value in the 802.11 Ad-hoc Mode.
z Channel: It shows channel number in use for communication between AP and
client or among clients. When the Network Mode is set to the Infrastructure or
802.11Ad-hoc/Ad-hoc Modes, it searches a channel automatically.
z WEP: Security tool to be used for encryption/decryption of data to be exchanged
between clients or between clients and AP. It denies the authorized access to
network if WEP is enabled.
z Power Saving: The Power Saving Mode that prolongs the life of battery.
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z Physical Address: It is the Physical address of WLAN card being used by user.
This is also the MAC address of the WLAN card.
z IP Address: Address used to send data from one computer to another to create the
network of several computers. IP address is unique for every network card installed
on a computer to identify it from other computers.
z Subnet Mask: It is an address that enables along with an IP Address to share a
network Address within the LAN of company.
z Gateway: The network point playing a role as a gateway to enter the other network.
z DNS: It is the system that transforms the name of an Internet domain to the
corresponding IP Address. IP Address is actually needed to locate a
computer/server on the Internet.
z Adapter Name: It shows the kind of WLAN card that the user is using now.
The following description is the fundamental installation of WLAN Card.
5.1Profile
You can modify your wireless environment four buttons on the bottom of Utility.
5.1.1 The ‘New’ button
Clicking the New button, you can add or make a new Profile.
(Refer to ‘The Program For Setting MagicLAN’ in the Chapter 4)
5.1.2 The ‘Apply’ button
Select and click a Profile to be used, then the saved or modified profile settings will be used
for configuring your WLAN card.
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5.1.3 The ‘Edit’ button
Clicking the Edit button or the Profile name that was created previously, you can modify
that Profile.
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Click the WEP button to set the security.
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1. First of all, select the ‘40 bit’.
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2. Check a “Generate WEP Key using Passphrase” box and input a certain value (ex.
test1 etc) in the ‘Passphrase’ and click the Generate button. Then it will make four values
of keys automatically.
3. Then you set the same value to the WEP of AP. (cf. If you use the WLAN made from
other company, you must set the same values in the four keys)
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You can set the ‘Power Saving’ and ‘Threshold’ with clicking the Advanced button.
1. Power Saving Mode saves the Battery. (cf.. it can give a lowing of
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efficiency according to 802.11Specification)
2. RTS/CTS Threshold Mode is better used in the place surrounded with much
RF interference.
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Click the TCP/IP to input the IP directly or receive IP automatically.
5.1.4 The ‘Delete’ button
Select a profile and click on Delete button to remove that profile.
5.2 Status
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5.2.1 The ‘Current Status’ button
It shows the current state of the WLAN card. (Refer to the ‘ The main configuration of
Program’)
5.2.2 The ‘AP Status’ button
It shows the current state of AP. (You can see the IP address changed by the Get Status
button)
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z Model: It shows the name of model.
z Version: It shows the version of AP.
z Description: It is the name of AP designated by AP manager during AP setup.
z NAT: It shows whether the private IP address (NAT server) is enabled or not.
z DHCP: It shows whether the DHCP sever is enabled or not.
z Clients number: It shows the number of users currently connected with the AP.
z Internet connection: It is the connection type with outer network (LAN, ADSL,
ISDN etc.).
z IP Address: It shows whether the IP address is from DHCP server or NAT server.
z Connected Status: In case the connection type with the outside network is of
ADSL/CABLE type, it shows the connection state between AP and ASP service.
z IP: It is the IP address of the AP.
5.2.3 The ‘Site Survey’ button
It finds you the AP/Station that are connected currently. (It takes a few seconds to be done)
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z Signal: It shows the connection state of Stations with AP or Master Station.
z Rate: It shows the Tx Data rates.
z WEP: It shows security state with the AP.
z BSSID: It represents the Physical Address of AP in the Infrastructure Mode and
the Random Generation value in the 802.11 Ad-hoc Mode.
z Channel: It shows the currently used channel number.
5.2.4 Statistics
It shows the state of the data transmission. (You can regulate the graph to be see clearly
with the settings of the MAX bps on the right side of bottom)
5.3 General Settings
5.3.1 The ‘DHCP’ button
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- It works when it is enabled.
- The Get Status button shows the updated information obtained from the DHCP server.
- The Release DHCP button releases the IP Address that was received from the DHCP
server.
- The Renew DHCP button is for receiving the IP Address from the DHCP server.
5.3.2 The ‘Options’ button
- If you disable the check from the ‘Sound Enable’, you cannot hear the sound whenever
you click.
- If you disable check from the ‘Manage TCP/IP together with profiles’, you cannot control
TCP/IP in the utility. You can just modify TCP/IP in the Network Neighborhood.
- If you check the ‘Do not show the Profile Wizard Welcome message’, ‘Welcome message
does not pop up in case of set or add the Profile.
5.4 Version
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You can see the Driver and Firmware version for your WLAN card currently in use.
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Click the Website to get more information about WLAN.
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6. Troubleshooting
To make the installation of SAMSUNG WLAN Card more users friendly, we have
suggested following the installation steps one by one as listed in the section 3 and section 4.
Still you encounter some problems while installing the WLAN Card or you want to confirm
whether your card is installed properly or not, we have listed the procedure for checking the
various components after you have installed the card.
Q. Wireless connection icon shows
in the Task bar and Wireless connection
unavailable message appeared.
It’s because property setting is wrong. Please check these contents.
A1. Check if there’s right network name in the Available networks in the client PC.
Network name should be same in the infrastructure mode(using AP) as well as in the Peerto-Peer mode. Wireless LAN’s network name distinguish a uppercase letter frome a
lowercase letter.
A2. Check if you are using the same WEP string. And you must use the same WEP key.
Please ask network manager about the Access Poing’s WEP string and key.
A3. Check if you are in the range of the Access Point.
A4. Reinstall the driver using MagicLAN Software CD if driver dosen’t work.
Q. Samsung’s tray icon in the task bar shows red color .
A. This is same to above question. Please refer to the above A1~A4.
Q. Link Status is excellent, but I can’t connect to the network.
If TCP/IP setting is not properly established , you can’t connect to the network.
A. Check TCP/IP setting.
When you are using DHCP server, if allocated IP address is insufficient, you can’t use
network. In a case like this, please ask the network manager.
Q. A system identify the Wireless LAN Card, but I can’t connect the network.
If there’s many network adapter in the system, wireless LAN may not work
properly.
A. Open Device Manager and set disable the unused network adapter(PPP adapter ,etc.) by
clicking right mouse.
Q. I want to use Samsung client utility in the Windows XP. But, we can’t set up correctly.
A. Windows XP provides each configuration utility of LAN and Wireless LAN by OS in
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itself. In case of this, you must select the “Manage the Wireless Control by this utility
under WinXP” in the Option menu of General Settings in the Samsung client utility.
Q. I can’t see the TCP/IP informations in the MagicLAN Utility.
A. It’s related to a file, IPHLPAI.dll. Please reboot the system.
There maybe some systems that don’t show their IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS, Adapter
Name.
Q. When we use IPX/SPX protocol with NETWARE CLIENT, we can’t connect to the
network game like STARCRAFT and local server.
A. In case of Windows 2000, please click Start – Settings – Control Panel – Network and
Dial-up Connections(double click)’. Click a right mouse button on the Local Area
Connection menu and select Properties. Then, you need to double-click NWLink
IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol and then change Frame Type from
Auto Detect to Ethernet 802.3.
In case of Windows 98, please click Start – Settings – Control Panel – Network(double
click)’. Then, you need to double-click IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol ->
SAMSUNG … and then change Frame Type from Auto to Ethernet 802.3 in the
Advanced tap.
Q. After rebooting or waking up from standby, wireless LAN adapter is not recognized and
yellow mark is displayed in device manager.
A. Remove USB wireless LAN card from usb slot and re-insert wireless LAN card.
Q. ‘USB Device Not Recognized” message is displayed on right below tray bar when you
are installing driver.
A. Ignore the message and install the driver continuously.
Q. When you are trying the network connection through NESPOT Oneclick program, the
authentication is succeeded but IP address is not assigned.
A. IP address may be not well assigned, if system IP is set into static IP.
Therefore, try the network connection after changing into DHCP IP.
Please refer to the website: http://www.magiclan.com/ about other detailed questions.
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