Samsung SWL-2210M User manual

SAMSUNG
MagicLAN
SWL-2210M/P
User Manual (Rev. 1.4)
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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 98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP ……….………….14
3.1 Installation Overview ……………………………………….……………….……...14
3.2 Installation Procedure of Windows 98 ………………..….………….…..….14
3.3 Installation Procedure of Windows ME ………………..….………….…..….21
3.4 Installation
Procedure of Windows NT4.0 ………….………………………….. 27
3.5 Installation Procedure of Windows 2000 …………………………...……….38
3.6 Installation Procedure of Windows XP …………..………………...………..43
3.7 Update of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver…………….….…….…….......49
3.8 Removal of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver.….…….…….......49
4. The Program for setting MagicLAN..…….………………………...………..………..…51
4.1 The concept of Profile………………………………………….………..…..……..51
4.2 Installation Procedure…………………………………………………...….….51
5. The main configuration of Program ………………………….…………...……………57
5.1 Profile……………………………………………...……………..……………….…58
5.1.1 The ‘New’ button………….…………………………………..…….……...58
5.1.2 The ‘Apply’ button…………..…………………………………...………...58
5.1.3 The ‘Edit’ button…………..……………………………………………..…58
5.1.4 The ‘Delete’ button………..…………………………………………....…..59
5.2 Status………………………...………………………………….……….…..…..….61
5.2.1 The ‘Current Status’ button……….………………………………...…......62
5.2.2 The ‘AP Status’ button..….…….………….………………………..……..62
5.2.3 The ‘Site Survey’ button…………………….……………………...……..63
5.2.4 Statistics………………...……….………………...…….….…....………..64
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5.3 General Settings……………….………..…………...….……………..…….….……64
5.3.1 The ‘DHCP’ button…….………………………………………….…..….64
5.3.2 The ‘Options’ button…………………….…………………….……….….65
5.4 Version……………………………………………………….……………..…….65
6. Troubleshooting ………………………………………………......…….……….…….67
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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.
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.
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.
All other brand and product names are trademarks of registered trademarks of their
respective holders.
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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
zRead these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. SAMSUNG will
not be responsible for any damages caused by breaking the rules.
zWLAN Card described in this document is approved for use in a wireless local area network.
zRemember to make backup copies of important data.
zWhen you are transferring data, keep your laptop computer stationary. Roaming between access
points (APs) may break the connection.
zOnly qualified service personnel must repair the equipment.
zAll wireless devices may get interference, which could affect performance.
zUse approved accessories only. Do not connect incompatible products.
zUse 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.
zUse 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.
zOperation of any radio transmitting equipment, including a WLAN Card, may cause
interference with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices.
zDo not use the WLAN Card on aircraft.
zDo not use the WLAN Card at a refueling point.
zDo not use the WLAN Card near inflammable materials or chemicals.
zDo not use the WLAN Card where blasting is in progress.
zDo not use the WLAN Card when the use of wireless device may cause interference or danger.
zDo not use the WLAN Card where the use of cellular terminals is prohibited.
zMicrowave 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 Wireless LAN MiniPCI Card
■ Specifications
Model Name
SWL- 2210M
System Interface
MiniPCI Spec 1.0
Frequency Band
2.400 ~ 2.4835GHz(Subject to local regulations)
Operating Voltage
3.3V±5%
Receive :200mA(Typical)
Current Consumption
Transmit : 370mA(Typical)
Data Rate
1, 2, 5.5 or 11Mbps
Spreading
DSSS(Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Output Power
50mW(17dBm) for 22MHz Bandwidth, 7mW/MHz
Receive Sensitivity
Typically -84dBm at 11Mbps
Security
40-bit/104(128)-bit WEP Encryption
Antenna Connector
SMT Ultra Miniature Coaxial Connector 2 pieces
Available Drivers
Linux & Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/CE
Standards
IEEE 802.11b
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA
Temperature Range
Operating : 0~55℃(32~131℉), Storage : -20~70℃(-4~158℉)
Humidity
10% to 90% Non-condensing
Operating Range
Open Space : 150m(500ft) at 11Mbps, 200m(660ft) at 2Mbps
(1024 bytes file transfer)
Closed Office: 30m(100ft) at 11Mbps, 50m(160ft) at 2Mbps
Dimensions
59.75 ㎜×44.60 ㎜×5.00 ㎜
Certifications
&
Regulatory Approvals
FCC, R&TTE(Europe), Japan, Korea
Are in progress
CopyrightⓒSamsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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11Mbps High Rate 802.11b Wireless LAN PCI Card
■ Specifications
Model Name
SWL- 2210P
System Interface
PCI Spec 2.2
Frequency Band
2.400 ~ 2.4835GHz(Subject to local regulations)
Operating Voltage
5V ±5%
Receive :200mA(Typical)
Current Consumption
Transmit : 370mA(Typical)
Data Rate
1, 2, 5.5 or 11Mbps
Spreading
DSSS(Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Output Power
50mW(17dBm) for 22MHz Bandwidth, 7mW/MHz
Receive Sensitivity
Typically -84dBm at 11Mbps
Security
40-bit/104(128)-bit WEP Encryption
Antenna
External 5dBi Patch Antenna with SMA reverse connector and 1.5m cable
Available Drivers
Linux & Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/CE
Standards
IEEE 802.11b
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA
Temperature Range
Operating : 0~55℃(32~131℉), Storage : -20~70℃(-4~158℉)
Humidity
10% to 90% Non-condensing
Operating Range
Open Space : 150m(500ft) at 11Mbps, 200m(660ft) at 2Mbps
(1024 bytes file transfer)
Closed Office: 30m(100ft) at 11Mbps, 50m(160ft) at 2Mbps
Dimensions
126.88 ㎜×70.00 ㎜×18.00 ㎜
Certifications
&
Regulatory Approvals
FCC, R&TTE(Europe), Japan, Korea
Are in progress
CopyrightⓒSamsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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**** Table: The Operating Channels
Channel#
Frequency
FCC
Canada
ETSI
Spain
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2412MHz
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2417MHz
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2422MHz
4
2427MHz
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2432MHz
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2437MHz
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2442MHz
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2447MHz
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2452MHz
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2457MHz
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2462MHz
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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.
Server
Server
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-2210M/P(MiniPCI/PCI Card) are wireless LAN adapter cards 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-2210M/P 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 95(OSR2), Windows 98/98SE,ME, Windows
NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows CE.
• 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 SWL-2210M/P 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-2210M/P(MiniPCI/PCI Card)
• External Antenna
• Samsung MagicLAN Installation CD
2.2 System Requirement
• Operating System: Windows 95(OSR2)/98/98SE,ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000,
Windows XP, Windows CE
• Computer System (both Laptop and Desktop) with a CD-ROM drive
• For Desktop PCI Card (SWL-2210P):
The computer system should have extra IRQs and a Memory address.
• For Laptop MiniPCI Card (SWL-2210M):
The computer system should have MiniPCI Type IIIA, extra IRQs and Memory address.
2.3 Preparations For Installation
◇ You have to prepare Installation CD which is provided by manufacturer.
◇ You can just install SWL-2210M/P cards to use Ad-hoc network.
◇ You need to install Access Poing(AP) to use Infrastructure network.(Refer to the AP
Manual about the installation method of AP)
◇ You may need the original CD of (Windows 95(OSR2), Windows 98SE(98),Windows
ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP) to set network environment.
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3. MagicLAN Installation For
Windows 98/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP
We will explain the installation method for SWL-2210M/P (MiniPCI/PCI Card) .
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-2210M/P).
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 98
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the MiniPCI/PCI card successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the MiniPCI/PCI Card into the slot of your computer.
2. Power on your computer and allow Windows 98 to load fully.
3. “Add New Hardware Wizard” appeared and the system looks for “PCI
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.
4. Mark the “Specify a location” tap and type “E:\Drivers” right below in this
tap(Where E is the CD-drive of your PC) and then press ‘NEXT’.
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You can find the “SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card ” and now it is
ready to install our software.
5. Press ‘NEXT’ and system will copy driver files. You may require Windows 98
CD.
Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
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If screen message ‘Do you want to restart your Computer now’ will pop up,
select No.
6. After rebooting your computer, right click on the My Computer using the
mouse and click Properties.
7. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card 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
3.8)
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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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11. Select the TCP/IP 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.
12. 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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13. Screen message ‘Do you want to restart your computer now?’ will pop up.
Select Yes. It will shut down your computer and will restart.
14. 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.
15. 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-2210M/P
MiniPCI/PCI Card). 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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3. After installing driver, shut down your computer and insert card. And power on the
computer.
4. The system recognize the Wireless LAN Card.
5. The other procedures are same to 7~15 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.
3.3 Installation Procedure of Windows ME
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the MiniPCI/PCI Card successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the MiniPCI/PCI Card into the slot of your computer.
2. Power on your computer and allow Windows ME to load fully.
3. “Add New Hardware Wizard” appeared and the system looks for “PCI
Network Controller”. Check if “Search for the best driver for your
device(recommended)” is slected. Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the
CD-ROM drive.
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4. Press ‘NEXT’ and you can find the “SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI
Card ” . And the system will copy driver files.
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. After booting the computer, right click on the My Computer using the mouse
and click property.
6. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card 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
3.8)
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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 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.
< 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-2210M/P
MiniPCI/PCI Card). 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, shut down your computer and insert card. And power on the
computer.
5. The system recognize the Wireless LAN Card.
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6. 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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3.4 Installation Procedure of Windows NT4.0
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the MiniPCI/PCI Card successfully.
1. Insert SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card into the slot and power on your
computer.
2. Windows NT will start in your computer and follow the below procedures.
Notice that there’s some difference between When Windows NT networking is not
installed and When Windows NT networking is already installed .
<CASE1> When Windows NT networking is not installed:
1. Since there is no Windows NT networking installed yet, you should install your
driver manually. To do so, click on Start in task bar, go to Settings and then to
Control Panel.
2. Under Control Panel, double click on Network icon.
3. Since there is no Windows NT networking installed yet, you maybe asked if you
want to install NT networking first. Click on Yes and then Network Setup Wizard
will be start. Select ‘Wired to the network’ and click on ‘Next’. In ‘network setup
wizard’ box, click on ‘Select from list button’.
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4. In Select Network Adapter box, click on Have Disk button.
5. In Insert Disk box, you may be asked to specify the necessary software directory.
Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. Type in D:\nt40
(Where D is the CD-drive of your computer) in the blank and click on OK.
6. In Select OEM Option box, you will see SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN
MiniPCI/PCI Card and select the correct card type and click on OK. You confirm
the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card on the next message box. Click
on NEXT.
7. Select the network protocols by clicking on the check box. And click on NEXT.
You must select ‘TCP/IP Protocol’ among these network protocols at least.
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8. In the next box to choose network services to use, make sure that all the services
you want to use are checked and click on Next.
9. In the next box it is confirmed that necessary NT networking components are
selected. Click on Next.
10. When you are asked to specify the directory that the necessary NT files are copied
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from, insert your Windows NT CD and type in D:\i386(Where D is the CD-drive of
your computer) in the location blank.
11. Some files from the D:\i386 directory are copied and you may be prompted the
same box to ask you to specify where NT files are once more. Since it is looking for
some files form the MagicLAN Installation CD, insert your MagicLAN Installation
CD in CD drive and type D:\nt40 in the blank location and click on continue.
12. Card Setup box may appear. Set each parameters (Network mode, ESSID, and Tx
rate etc.) for the proper LAN card configuration.
13. TCP/IP Setup message will pop up. Select NO for not using DHCP. If you select
the DHCP option for TCP/IP, you do not need to set the values.
14. If you select the No, enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS
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values respectively and then click on OK.
15. Binding properties will pop up. Click on NEXT.
16. Now it is ready for starting network. Click on NEXT.
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17. You can assign Workgroup/ Domain name. And click on NEXT.
18. Click on the Finish and it will ask you whether you want to restart your computer
or not. Click on NO.
19. You have to insert the MagicLAN Installation CD to be automatically installed.
20. You can click ‘Install Configuration Utility’ to install our utility. Choose the
appropriate language when a context box appeared to choose utility’s language.
21. You should reboot the computer to use our utility properly in the NT-based
OSs(Windows NT4.0, 2000, XP).
22. You can set up Wireless LAN environment by our utility program provided. Refer to
‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
<CASE2> When Windows NT networking is already installed:
1. Since there is no Windows NT networking installed yet, you should install your
driver manually. To do so, click on start in task bar, go to Settings and then to
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Control Panel.
2. Under Control Panel, double click on Network icon.
3. Select the Adapter. And click on Add.
4. In Select Network Adapter box click on Have Disk button.
5. In Insert Disk box, you may be asked to specify the necessary software directory.
Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. Type in D:\nt40
(Where D is the CD-drive of your computer) in the blank and click on OK.
6. In Select OEM Option box, you will see SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN
MiniPCI/PCI Card and select the correct card type and click on OK. You confirm
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the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card on the next message box. Click
on Next .
7. Card Setup box may appear. Set each parameters (Network mode, ESSID, and Tx
rate etc) for the proper LAN card configuration.
8. Confirm that “SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card” is installed and
selected.
9. Click on Bindings.
10. Click on the Protocols. Select ‘TCP/IP Protocol’ and click ‘Properties’
11. You can select either DHCP or Static for the IP address. If you select DHCP, you
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do not need to specify the IP address. In case of Static, enter IP Address, Subnet
Mask and Gateway respectively.
12. Select ‘DNS’ tab and enter the appropriate values. Ask your network administrator
about the detailed matter.
13. Select ‘WINS Address’ tab and enter the appropriate values. Ask your network
administrator about the detailed matter.
14. Select ‘Routing’ tab and enter the appropriate values. Ask your network
administrator about the detailed matter. After you add the TCP/IP protocol, click
on the OK once more. System will ask you whether you want to restart your
computer or not. Click on NO. Now your network is established successfully.
15. You have to insert the MagicLAN Installation CD to be automatically installed.
16. You can click ‘Install Configuration Utility’ to install our utility. Choose the
appropriate language when a context box appeared to choose utility’s language.
17. You should reboot the computer to use our utility properly in the NT-based
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OSs(Windows NT4.0, 2000, XP).
18. You can set up Wireless LAN environment by our utility program provided. Refer
to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
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3.5 Installation Procedure of Windows 2000
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the MiniPCI/PCI card successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the MiniPCI/PCI Card into slot of your computer.
2. Power on your computer and allow Windows 2000 to load fully.
3. 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..
4. Mark the “CD-ROM Drive” tap and then press ‘NEXT’. You can find the INF file
and now it is ready to install our software.
5. Press NEXT and system will copy driver files. Now driver files are fully installed to
start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
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6. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card on the Device
Manger 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 3.8)
7. 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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8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. You should reboot the computer to use our utility properly in the NT-based
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OSs(Windows NT4.0, 2000, XP).
12. 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-2210M/P
MiniPCI/PCI Card). 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, shut down your computer and insert Wireless LAN card. And
power on the computer.
5. The system recognize the Wireless LAN Card.
6. The other procedures are same to 6~12 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 MiniPCI/PCI Card
successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the MiniPCI/PCI Card into slot of your computer.
2. Power on your computer and allow Windows XP to load fully.
3. “Found New Hardware Wizard” appeared and the system looks for “Network
Controller”. Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM Drive.
4. You can find the “SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card” and system
will copy driver files.
5. Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
6. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card 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,
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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 3.8)
7. Of the icons displayed on the right bottom of desktop, click on icon
Wireless Network Connection.
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8. When you are using DHCP, just select the AP that you want to connect in the
Connect to Wireless Network above.
9. 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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10. 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-2210M/P
MiniPCI/PCI Card). 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, shut down your computer and insert Wireless LAN card. And
power on the computer.
5. The system recognize the Wireless LAN Card. If Found New Hardware Wizard
appears, just click Next .
6.The other procedures are same to 6~10 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(Win NT,
Win 2000, Win 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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3.7 Update of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver
1. After inserting the MagicLAN Installation CD, click the Install MagicLAN Driver
and select the Card and Operating System that you want to update in.
2. If selection box appears, select ‘Reinstall MagicLAN Software’ between ‘Remove’
and ‘Reinstall’.
3.8 Removal of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver
(Adapter Removal)
Click like followings :
-> All Programs -> MagicLAN -> MagicLAN Driver -> Remove
MiniPCI Card adapter.
Select ‘Remove all MagicLAN Software’ and click Next.
(Utility Removal)
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Click like followings :
-> All Programs -> MagicLAN -> MagicLAN Utility -
> Remove Utility Uninstall.
Select ‘Remove Configuration Utility Software’ and click Next .
and Stop
(cf) If you want to just remove the WLAN Card from the PC, click
SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card icon the right bottom of your computer
screen. Then you remove the WLAN Card after clicking the OK button on the message,
‘SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card can now be safely removed from the
system’ (Notice that you should power off your computer and remove your card in case of
MiniPCI/ PCI card)
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- ‘ Safely remove hardware’ icon (Windows ME , 2000, XP)
In the case of Windows NT4.0, right click on the Network Neighborhood using the
mouse and eliminate the ‘SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN MiniPCI/PCI Card’ on the
Network Component.
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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
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using the old TCP/IP settings arises.
The concept of profile makes it easy to use the same TCP/IP settings for WLAN
cards regardless of the movement.
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
zThis is security tool to protect your DATA from unauthorized users.
zTo 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.
zProfile: 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.
zLink Status: you Link Status shows a client connection state with AP (In
Infrastructure mode) or with other clients (In 802.11Ad-hoc Mode).
zSSID: It represents the name of a group consisting of WLAN users only. It is also
called ESSID.
zOperating Mode: There are three Modes. Infrastructure Mode (the connection
among clients through an AP), 802.11Ad-hoc/Ad-hoc Mode (direct connection
among clients)
zBSSID: 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.
zChannel: 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.
zWEP: 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.
zPower Saving: The Power Saving Mode that prolongs the life of battery.
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zPhysical Address: It is the Physical address of WLAN card being used by user.
This is also the MAC address of the WLAN card.
zIP 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.
zSubnet Mask: It is an address that enables along with an IP Address to share a
network Address within the LAN of company.
zGateway: The network point playing a role as a gateway to enter the other network.
zDNS: 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.
zAdapter 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.
5.1.3 The ‘Edit’ button
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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’.
2. Input a certain value (ex. test1 etc) in the ‘Passphrase’ and click the Generate button.
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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
efficiency according to 802.11Specification)
2. RTS/CTS Threshold Mode is better used in the place surrounded with much
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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.
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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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zModel: It shows the name of model.
zVersion: It shows the version of AP.
zDescription: It is the name of AP designated by AP manager during AP setup.
zNAT: It shows whether the private IP address (NAT server) is enabled or not.
zDHCP: It shows whether the DHCP sever is enabled or not.
zClients number: It shows the number of users currently connected with the AP.
zInternet connection: It is the connection type with outer network (LAN, ADSL,
ISDN etc.).
zIP Address: It shows whether the IP address is from DHCP server or NAT server.
zConnected 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.
zIP: 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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zSignal: It shows the connection state of Stations with AP or Master Station.
zRate: It shows the Tx Data rates.
zWEP: It shows security state with the AP.
zBSSID: It represents the Physical Address of AP in the Infrastructure Mode and
the Random Generation value in the 802.11 Ad-hoc Mode.
zChannel: 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.
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
unavailable message appeared.
in the Task bar and Wireless connection
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 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.
Please refer to the website: http://www.magiclan.com/product/magiclan/support/faq.htm
about other detailed questions.
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