Encore IEEE 802.11G CARDBUS ADAPTER User`s manual

Wireless LAN Device Series
WLAN Cardbus Adapter
802.11g 54Mbps Cardbus Adapter
User’s Manual
Version. 1.00 (02.18.2004)
Notice
“ This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
† Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
† Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
† Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is needed.
† Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user‘s authority to operate the equipment.
The antenna(s) used for this transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction
with any other antenna or transmitter
Shielded interface cables must be used in order to comply with emission limits.
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This EUT is incompliance with SAR for general population /uncontrolled exposure limits in
ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1999 and had been tested in accordance with the measurement methods and
procedures specified in OET Bulletin 65 Supplement C
This device and its antenna(s) must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter
CAUTION:
1. To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a separation
distance of at least 20 cm must be maintained between the antenna of this
device and all persons.
2. This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
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Contents
1 Introduction....................................................................................... 4
1.1 Package Contents ........................................................................................................ 4
1.2 System Requirements.................................................................................................. 4
2 Quick Installation.............................................................................. 5
3 Installation Procedures Under MS Windows.................................. 6
3.1 Installing the Application and Drivers under Windows 98SE/Me/2000(at least SP3
Version)/XP .......................................................................................................................... 6
3.2 Uninstall the Driver/Application.............................................................................. 13
4 Configuration & Monitor Utility ..................................................... 17
4.1 Quick step-by-step start to connect site................................................................... 17
4.2 System tray................................................................................................................. 20
4.3 Main dialog box of Utility......................................................................................... 20
4.4 General ....................................................................................................................... 21
4.5 Setting......................................................................................................................... 23
4.6 Security....................................................................................................................... 24
4.7 Site Survey ................................................................................................................. 25
4.8 Profile ......................................................................................................................... 26
4.9 Info.............................................................................................................................. 27
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Introduction
This Cardbus device is a Wireless LAN Adapter with a rate of 1,2,5.5,11Mbps operating in
the ISM band using DSSS, confirming the IEEE802.11b standard. A rate of
6,9,12,18,24,36,48 and 54 Mbps operating in the ISM band using Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission, conforming the IEEE 802.11g standard. For
these card currently provides Device Drivers for Microsoft Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP.
1.1
Package Contents
Before you do anything, open your package and verify it includes:
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802.11g 54Mbps Cardbus Adapter
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Setup Utility CD containing User’s Manual
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Quick Guide
1.2
System Requirements
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Operating System: Microsoft Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP.
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Notebook PC with CD-ROM drive and PCMICA interface.
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Quick Installation
This section provides a quick step by step guide on how to install your Wireless LAN USB
Adapter. Please follow the steps described below and refer to the appropriate sections for
further details:
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Power on the computer.
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Please make sure that you don’t insert your WLAN Cardbus adapter yet.
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Install the drivers and application:
1.
Insert the given Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.
2.
Click “Install/Uninstall software” button to install.
3.
Follow the installation instructions from the InstallShield Wizard by pressing the
“Next” button.
4.
Choose the appropriate of installation, according to your needs (Application,
Drivers)
5.
If you want to set the path of your choice, select “Browse” and then “Next”.
6.
Then setup wizard will help you finalize the rest steps.
7.
Push the “OK” button, and then reboot system.
8.
The installation will be completed after reboot.
z Insert your WLAN USB adapter.
z The “Add New Hardware Wizard” automatically loads the Drivers.
z Refer to sections 3 for more details on the installation and configuration under
Microsoft Windows® 98SE/Me/2000/XP respectively. Section 4 gives detailed
instructions on how to use the Configuration Utility.
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802.11g 54Mbps USB2.0 Adapter
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for
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802.11g 54Mbps Cardbus Adapter
The InstallShield ® Wizard will install 802.11g
54Mbps Cardbus Adapter on your computer.
To continue, click Next.
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Installation Procedures Under MS Windows
The procedures described in this section to install and configure the Wireless LAN USB
Adapter under MS Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP.
3.1
Installing the Application and Drivers under Windows
98SE/Me/2000/XP
Please do not plug your Cardbus adapter until the Application setup has
been completed. The setup procedure described below installs both the
drivers and the Configuration & Monitor Utility.
1.
Insert the Driver CD to your CD-ROM, the following window will pop up and Click
“Install/Uninstall software” button to install. (If the following window doesn’t pop up,
click the Start button at the Taskbar and then select Run. Enter E:\autorun.exe if E
is your CD-drive.)
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2.
Follow the installation instructions from the InstallShield Wizard by pressing the
“Next” button.
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Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for 802.11g
54Mbps Cardbus Adapter
The InstallShieldR Wizard will install 802.11g 54Mbps USB2.0
Adapter on your computer. To continue, click Next.
3.
The installer will install the needed files to a folder named “C:\Program Files\Wireless
LAN Series\ZPlus-G361”. If you want to change this, Click”Browse” and select a
folder. Click “Next” to continue.
Setup will install 802.11g 54Mbps Cardbus Adapter in the following folder.
To install to this folder, click Next. To install to a different folder, click Browse and
select another folder.
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Series\ZPlus-G361
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4.
Choose all program features will be installed. If you want to change this, Click
“Custom”, Choose which program features you want installed. Click “Next” to
continue.
C:\…\Wireless LAN Series\ZPlus-B290
C:\Program Files\Wireless LAN Series\Cardbus
5.
The installer will create a program folder called 802.11g 54Mbps USB2.0
Adapter. If you want to change this, enter a name or select from the list below.
Click “Next” to continue.
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6.
Start Setup.
802.11g 54Mbps Cardbus Adapter
802.11g 54Mbps Cardbus Adapter Setup is performing the requested operations.
7.
Click “OK” to complete the installation and restart the computer.
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The InstallShield Wizard has successfully installed 802.11g
54Mbps Cardbus Adapter. Before you can use the program, you
must restart your computer.
8.
After the computer restarts, plug WLAN Cardbus Adapter connector into PCMCIA
port on computer.
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Under MS XP9. After the computer restarts, plug WLAN USB Adapter connector into USB port on
computer then Windows XP detects the device automatically, briefly showing a
message “Found New Hardware” and starts collecting information for a device
information database.
WLAN Adapter
10. When Windows XP is ready to configure the new hardware, it opens the Found
New Hardware Wizard dialog box as shown; a dialog box appears asking what you
want the wizard to do. Select “Install the software automatically
(Recommended)” and Click “Next”.
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11. Starting search the driver automatically.
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12. Starting install driver automatically, Click “Continue Anyway”
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13. Hardware installation finished, Click “Finish”.
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14. You will find an icon in indicated “Wireless LAN Cardbus Adapter” on your system
tray. You can double-click on it to configuration.
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3.2
Uninstall the Driver/Application
There are three ways to uninstall the driver/application.
1. Uninstall from windows “Control Panel”
2. Uninstall from “Installation CD”
3. Uninstall from windows “Start Menu”
Note: It is recommended to “Exit” the “Configuration & Monitor Utility”, when
you uninstall. No matter what way you choose to uninstall.
Hide
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Uninstall form windows “Control Panel”
Under MS Windows 2000/XP
1. Open “Control Panel”.
2. Double click “Add or Remove Programs”.
3. Choice the “Change or Remove Programs”.
4. Select the “802.11g 54Mbps Cardbus Adapter ” from the list.
5. Click the “Change/Remove” button.
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6. Click the “Next” button, and then click “OK”.
Welcome to the 802.11g 54Mbps USB2.0 Adapter Setup Maintenance program. This program lets
you modify the current installation. Click one of the options below.
Uninstall from Installation CD
Insert the Installation CD to your CD-ROM, the following window will pop up and Click
“Install/Uninstall software” button to uninstall.
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Uninstall from Windows Start Menu
Select “Start->All Program->Wireless LAN Series->11g USB2.0“, Choose
“Uninstall”.
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Configuration & Monitor Utility
The “Configuration & Monitor Utility” is a powerful application that helps you to
configure the Wireless LAN Adapter and monitor the statistics of the communication.
Unlike the standard method of configuring the card via the operating system utilities (e.g.
Control Panel), this application permits the dynamic modification of the configuration
parameters while the adapter is operating. It also offers some more configuration options.
Offers the “Configuration & Monitor Utility” for Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP.
Note:Please keep in mind that the Configuration & Monitor Utility can be used to
change the above configuration parameters when the cards are active.
When the cards are not in use, please use the Control Panel method.
4.1
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Quick step-by-step start to connect site
Double-click the icon on the system tray to open “Configuration & Monitor utility”.
Note: Under Windows XP, Operating system will use”Windows Zero Configuration” to
set your adapter. If you want to use our “Configuration & Monitor utility”, you need
to disable “Windows Zero Configuration”, first. (See next section: How to disable
“Windows Zero Configuration”.)
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Click “Re-Scan” button to scan nearby available network. If it scans one of available
network, you can double-click the “BSSID/IBSS” item to connect site.
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If adapter connect successfully, you can get the information about Link Status of
Signal Strength.
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z How to Disable “Windows Zero Configuration”.
Step 1. Right click the Wireless Network Connection icon in notification area and
select "View Available Wireless Network”.
Step 2. Click "Advanced..." button.
Step 3. Disable "Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings" and
click "OK".
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4.2
System tray
The “Configuration & Monitor Utility” appears as an icon on the system tray of
Windows, when the adapter is running. You can open utility by double-clicking on this
icon.
4.3
Main dialog box of Utility
You can survey the reachable assess points and the wireless LAN adapter. And get the
information about the status of the communication (the SSID of the access point to which
the adapter is associated, signal strength, and link quality).
This dialog box consists three items can help you to monitor and configure the Wireless
LAN Adapter, the three items are “General”, “Setting”, ”Security”, ”Site Survey”,
“Profile” and “Info”.
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General –About Connected to Connect Status, SSID, Operation Mode, Channel,
Frequency, Security, BSSID, Link Rate and Link Status.
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Setting–About Operation Mode, SSID, Channel, Preamble Type, Power Save
Mode, Fragmentation Threshold and RTS/CTS Threshold.
Security–About Authentication Mode, WEP Key Length and Default WEP Key.
• Site Survey–About BSSID/IBSS, SSID, Ch, WEP and Signal.
• Profiles – About Profile Information which include Profile Name, Operation Mode,
SSID, Channel, WEP Key and Security Status.
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Info–About Device Name, Configuration Utility Version, Driver Version, MAC
Address and Language Setting.
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4.4
General
This dialog box consists nine items can help you to monitor and configure the
Wireless LAN Adapter, the nine items are “Connect Status”, “SSID”, “Operation
Mode”, “Channel”, “Frequency”, “Security”, “BSSID”, “Link Rate” and “Link
Status”.
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Connect Status: This displays connected or unconnected.
SSID: SSID is the group name that will be shared by every member of your wireless
network. You will only be able to connect with an Access Point, which has the same
SSID.
Operation Mode: The 802.11 standard supports two network topologies:
Infrastructure and Ad Hoc mode.
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Infrastructure – This mode of operation requires the presence of 802.11b and
802.11g Access Point. All communication is done via the Access Point, which
relays packets to other wireless Clients in the BSS as well as to modes on a
wired network such as Ethernet.
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Ad Hoc – This is the 802.11g peer-to-peer mode of operation. All
communication is done from Client to Client without the use of an Access Point.
802.11 Ad Hoc networking uses the same SSID for establishing the wireless
connection.
Channel/Frequency: There are 14 channels available. The channels differ from
country to country. The detail information please sees the next section.
As connect the access point, the Security, BSSID, Link Rate and Link Status will
show on this dialog box.
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4.5
Setting
Setting is a named set of operating parameters for your Wireless LAN USB Adapter.
You can select the “Operation Mode” to be Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc. As you select
Ad-Hoc, there are 14 channels available. The channels differ from country to country.
Then you can select the Preamble Type, Power Save Mode, Fragmentation
Threshold and RTS/CTS Threshold. Finally, press the “Apply” button.
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4.6
Security
You can choose WEP function enable or disable. If you decide to use WEP function,
you can choose the Authentication Mode, WEP Key Length and Default WEP Key.
Please keep in mind that the WEP keys must be in HEX format. Finally, in order to
take effect the changes you wish to make, press the “Apply” button at the button of
the dialog box.
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4.7
Site Survey
Click “Re-Scan” button to scan nearby available network. If it scan one of available
network , you can double-click the ”BSSID/IBSS” item to connect site.
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4.8
Profile
You can have the “Profile Information” from this dialog box. It’s “Profile Name”,
“Operation Mode”, “SSID”, “Channel”, “WEP Key” and “Security Status”.
Next time you can load the profile name directory.
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4.9
Info
You will see the System Information about “Device Name”, “Configuration Utility
Version”, “Driver Version” and “MAC address” in this dialog box.
You can choose one of the below language list, then click” Apply Change” button.
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