Audiovox PC-5220 User`s guide

VERIZON WIRELESS VZACCESS MANAGER
PC 5220 PC CARD USER’S GUIDE
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................................3
ABOUT THIS GUIDE ...........................................................................................................................................................3
Checklist.......................................................................................................................................................................3
ABOUT YOUR VERIZON WIRELESS PC 5220 PC CARD ...................................................................................................4
Power Management.....................................................................................................................................................4
Unique Antenna Design...............................................................................................................................................4
Other Features and Benefits .......................................................................................................................................4
CARING FOR YOUR PC 5220 ............................................................................................................................................5
Storage .........................................................................................................................................................................5
ABOUT VERIZON WIRELESS NATIONALACCESS/BROADBANDACCESS ..........................................................................5
THE BASICS .......................................................................................................................................................................6
CHAPTER 2 INSTALLING THE PC 5220 ON YOUR NOTEBOOK PC ................................................................7
INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS ...........................................................................................................................................7
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ...................................................................................................................................................7
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION................................................................................................................................................8
Driver Installation & Inserting the PC 5220..............................................................................................................8
Firmware Upgrade Support ........................................................................................................................................9
EJECTING THE PC 5220.....................................................................................................................................................9
CHAPTER 3 REGULATORY INFORMATION AND SAFETY.............................................................................11
REGULATORY NOTICES ...................................................................................................................................................11
SAFETY INFORMATION ....................................................................................................................................................12
Important Notice........................................................................................................................................................12
Safety and Hazards....................................................................................................................................................12
CHAPTER 4 LIMITED WARRANTY .........................................................................................................................14
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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Verizon Wireless PC 5220 PC Card! The PC
5220 is a 3G wireless product that enables you to communicate wirelessly from your laptop at
high speeds.
This product is simple to install and use.
NOTE: Before using the PC 5220, you MUST review the Safety
Information outlined in this document.
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
This Owner’s Manual contains all the information you need to properly install and use your PC
5220. Before you can begin using the PC 5220, it is essential that you follow the proper
instructions for installation.
You must load the software located on the CD-ROM that was included in your kit before you
insert the PC 5220 into your notebook PC. This initial setup process just takes a few minutes
and you’ll soon be on your way to wireless freedom.
Checklist
Double-check that the following items are included in the kit when you unpack it:
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A PC 5220 Wireless PC Card Modem
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The Installation CD that contains the software & Owner’s Manual
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ABOUT YOUR VERIZON WIRELESS PC 5220 PC CARD
The Verizon Wireless PC 5220 is a wireless PC Card modem designed to fit into a Type II PC
Card slot available on most notebook PCs. This uniquely designed card allows you to connect
to the Internet, send and receive email efficiently, connect to your company’s network, and
maximize productivity when away from the office.
Antenna
Service LED
Power Management
Designed to take advantage of the power management and system overhead benefits offered
by the standard 32-bit CardBus electrical interface that minimizes power consumption.
Unique Antenna Design
The PC 5220 includes an innovative antenna design that optimizes data rate transfer speeds
and sensitivity.
Other Features and Benefits
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A Type II PCMCIA format supporting the CardBus I/O interface
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Supports North American PCS (1900 MHz) and Cellular (800 MHz) bands
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Based on the QUALCOMM MSM5500 chip set
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Supports 3G network technologies
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Optimized data rates of up to 2 Mbps in receive mode and up to 144 kbps in transmit
mode
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Equipped with all necessary host software and drivers for various operating systems
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Provides Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess and NationalAccess network service
CardBus: another name for “advanced PC Card,” the CardBus
interface works at lower battery voltage and operates at a greater
speed than the standard PC Card interface.
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CARING FOR YOUR PC 5220
Storage
1. When not in use, fold the antenna down and store in a compartment where the card can
be protected from being crushed or broken.
2. Do not apply adhesive labels to the PC 5220. This may cause the card to jam inside the
PC Card slot of your notebook PC.
3. The antenna extends freely, do not forcefully hyper-extend the antenna. This may cause
it to break.
4. The PC 5220 should easily fit into the PC Card slot. Forcing the PC 5220 into the PC
Card slot may cause considerable damage.
5. Your PC 5220 should be stored in a dry and clean place (Storage temperature: - 30° to
65°C [86° to 149°F]). Protect your card from liquids, dust and excessive heat.
ABOUT VERIZON WIRELESS NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess
The PC 5220 operates on Verizon Wireless NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess technologies
that leverage a wireless cellular network called CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access). CDMA
is a digital spread-spectrum wireless technology that offers reliable, high-speed bi-directional
throughput at speeds ranging from 144 kbps or 2 Mbps for email, corporate databases, and all
the services of the Internet. The high performance PC 5220, designed to leverage CDMA
1xEVDO and 1xRTT network technologies, enables you to both send and receive data/email at
maximum network rates.
Often times when using a dial-up connection, a "network busy" signal appears. That's because
there are "bottlenecks" slowing down the network. With the spread spectrum technology of
CDMA these frustrating bottlenecks are eliminated. In fact, CDMA technology allows a network
to handle more calls than competing digital technologies. BroadbandAccess is Verizon Wireless' premier data service, offering one of the fastest, fully
mobile wireless Internet data solutions available today. This ultra-high-speed wireless service,
provides users with typical speeds of 300-500 kbps with bursts up to 2 Mbps. BroadbandAccess
is also known as CDMA 1xEVDO, a 3G (third generation) technology.
NationalAccess is the name for Verizon Wireless' national wireless Internet service. This is also
known as CDMA 1xRTT, another variant of 3G technology, and delivers bi-directional peak
packet data speeds of up to 144 kbps.
Together, Verizon Wireless NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess offers a national mobile wireless
data solution. * Maximum possible speed varies upon location and availability. Visit the Verizon Wireless
website for up-to-date coverage information: www.verizonwireless.com
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What about privacy?
The secure CDMA network is designed with digital coding that is recognized only by the base
station and unintelligible to eavesdroppers.
THE BASICS
Before you can begin using the PC 5220 you will need to load the software on your notebook
PC and configure the PC 5220. Here is a brief overview of the steps outlined in the next section:
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Load the software, located on the Installation CD and follow instructions
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Insert the PC 5220 and Install the drivers into your notebook’s PC Card slot
when prompted
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Activate your account when prompted by the Activation Wizard
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Connect to the Verizon Wireless NationalAccess/BroadbandAccess network
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CHAPTER 2 INSTALLING THE PC 5220 ON YOUR
NOTEBOOK PC
INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS
WARNING: DO NOT insert the PC 5220 before you install the software onto your notebook PC.
Once you install the software, you will be prompted to insert the PC 5220 into the Type II PC
Card slot.
WARNING: Once the card is inserted, do not physically remove the PC 5220 from the PC Card
slot until you have completed the Unplug/Eject process (please refer to page 13 for
Unplug/Eject instructions). Removing the card improperly may cause a fatal error to your PC.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Before you begin the installation process, check that your notebook PC supports the following
system requirements.
1. Your PC 5220 functions in notebook PCs with these Windows® operating systems:
Windows® 98 SE
Windows® Me
Windows® XP
Windows® 2000
NOTE: This card is not designed to function in handhelds and Pocket PCs and does not
support SMS or voice services. 2. In order to install the PC 5220 and the software, these minimum system resources are
required:
Card slots:
Disk Drive:
Memory:
Disk Space:
Processor:
Dial Up Networking:
Type II PC Card slot (CardBus)
CD-ROM
32 MB
14MB
Pentium 150MHz or higher
DUN bound to TCP/IP
NOTE: Windows 98 SE: You may need the original Microsoft Windows 98 installation CD.
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
Driver Installation & Inserting the PC 5220
WARNING: Once the card is inserted, do not physically remove the PC 5220 until you have
completed the Unplug/Eject process. Removing the card improperly may cause a fatal error.
NOTE: Before inserting the PC 5220 into your notebook PC’s PC Card slot, it is recommended
that you remove the Installation CD from your CD-ROM drive.
Driver: A driver acts like a translator between the device and
programs that use the device.
1. Insert the PC 5220 into your notebook PC’s PC Card Slot with the label facing up. Then,
raise the antenna so that it is fully extended and pointed up at a 90° angle. Use in any
other configuration may exceed FCC RF exposure limits.
2. Once you have inserted the card properly, your Windows operating system will notify
you that new hardware has been detected.
NOTE: Windows 98 SE/2000/Me ONLY: Once you have inserted the card properly, your
Windows operating system will notify you that new hardware has been detected. Please wait
momentarily for the “Found New Hardware” function to complete the automated tasks. (Multiple
windows similar to the “Found New Hardware” window will appear briefly and will close
automatically. Once complete you will be prompted to begin Activation).
NOTE: Windows XP ONLY: Once you have inserted the card properly, your Windows operating
system will notify you that new hardware has been detected. Please wait momentarily for the
“Found New Hardware” function to complete the automated tasks. (Multiple Tool Tips similar to
the “Found New Hardware” function will appear briefly in the system tray and will close
automatically. Once complete you will be prompted to begin Activation).
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NOTE: You may hear a short beep each time the PC 5220 is inserted and removed from your
notebook PC. This is normal. It is an audible notification from your notebook PC communicating
that it recognizes new hardware.
Firmware Upgrade Support
Firmware: Software that resides on the PC Card.
When you insert the PC Card, the application determines if the firmware version is current with
the version of software you have installed. If the firmware is out-of-date, the application
prompts, “The firmware on your PC Card is currently out of date. Would you like to upgrade the
firmware at this time (recommended)?”
NOTE: If you chose not to upgrade the firmware, the application may not function reliably.
Select “Yes” to launch the upgrade or “No” to prevent the firmware from being upgraded.
Warning: Do NOT eject the card while a firmware upgrade is in progress.
EJECTING THE PC 5220
WARNING: Do not eject the PC 5220 from your notebook until you have followed the
Unplug/Eject Hardware instructions for proper removal. Removing the card improperly
may cause a fatal error to your PC.
1. Double-click on the Unplug/Eject Hardware icon in the system tray.
2. Select the following menu selection from the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” window for your
operating system and click OK.
Windows 98 SE and Me ONLY: Select " Wireless PC Card Open Host Controller"
Windows 2000 ONLY: Select “Standard Open HCD USB Host Controller”
Windows XP ONLY: Select “Lucent USB Open Host Controller”
3. Select one of the following from the “Stop a Hardware Device” window and click OK.
Windows 98 SE and Me ONLY: Select " Wireless PC Card Open Host Controller"
Windows 2000 ONLY: Select “Standard Open HCD USB Host Controller”
Windows XP ONLY: Select “Lucent USB Open Host Controller”
4. A "Safe to Remove Hardware" message appears, click OK.
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5. You may now remove the PC 5220 from your notebook. When removing the PC 5220,
always grip it by the sides of the card rather than from the top. Pulling on the antenna
over time may damage the card. If available, use the Card Ejector tool on your laptop.
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CHAPTER 3 REGULATORY INFORMATION AND SAFETY
This Section outlines important regulatory notices concerning your new PC Card.
REGULATORY NOTICES
This device complies with Parts 15, 22, and 24 of the FCC rules. This PC card has been tested
with the typical laptop computer with the side loading PCMCIA bay. This PC card must not be
co-location or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Use of this device
in any other configuration may exceed the FCC RF Exposure compliance limit. Operation of this
device is subject to the following two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesirable operations.
The manufacturer stipulates that the antenna should be more than 1.5 cm (0.60”) from bystanders and 1.0cm (0.39”) from the user. When in use, the antenna should be fully extended
upward at a 90-degree angle.
FCC ID: PNF-PC 5220P
CAUTION: Unauthorized modification or changes not expressly approved could void
compliance with RF exposure guidelines.
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits pursuant
to Part 15, 22, and 24 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in an appropriate 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
communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation.
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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
connected
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
WARNING: This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus as set out in the interference causing equipment standard entitled “Digital
Apparatus,” ICES-003 of the Department of Communications.
Cet appareil numerique respecte les limites de bruits radioelectriques applicables aux
appareils numeriques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le materiel brouilleur.
“Appareils Numeriques,” NMB-003 edictee par le ministre de Communications.
If you have purchased this product under a United States Government contract, it shall be
subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (C)(1)(ii) of Defense Federal Acquisitions
Regulations (DFARs) Section 252.227-7013 for Department of Defense contracts, and as set
forth in Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FARs) Section 52.227-19 for civilian agency contracts
or any successor regulations. If further government regulations apply, it is your responsibility to
ensure compliance with such regulations.
SAFETY INFORMATION
This section outlines important liability and safety guidelines concerning your new PC Card.
Important Notice
Because of the nature of wireless communications, transmission and reception of data
can never be guaranteed. Data may be delayed, corrupted (i.e., have errors) or totally
be lost. Although significant delays or losses of data are rare when wireless devices
such as the PC Card-Model PC 5220 CDMA modem are used in a normal manner with
a well constructed network, they should not be used in situations where failure to
transmit or receive data could result in damage of any kind to the user or another party,
including but not limited to personal injury, death or loss of personal property. No
responsibility for damages of any kind resulting from delays or errors in data transmitted
or received using the PC Card-Model PC 5220 CDMA modem, or for failure of the PC
Card-Model PC 5220 to transmit or receive such data.
Safety and Hazards
Blasting Areas and Hospitals
Do not operate the PC Card-Model PC 5220 in areas where blasting is in progress,
where explosive atmospheres may be present, near medical equipment, life support
equipment, or any equipment which may be susceptible to any form of radio
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interference. In such areas the PC Card-Model PC 5220 MUST BE POWERED OFF. It
can transmit signals that could interfere with this equipment.
Aircraft
Do not operate the PC Card- Model PC 5220 in any aircraft whether the aircraft is on the ground
or in flight. In aircraft, the PC Card- Model PC 5220 MUST BE POWERED OFF. When
operating it can transmit signals that could interfere with various onboard systems.
Driving
The driver or operator of any vehicle should not operate the PC Card- Model PC
5220 while in control of a vehicle. Doing so will detract from the driver or
operator’s control and operation of that vehicle. In some jurisdictions, operating
such communications devices while in control of a vehicle is an offense.
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CHAPTER 4 LIMITED WARRANTY
Audiovox Communications Corp. (the Company) warrants to the original retail purchaser of this
Audiovox CDMA2000 1XEV-DO, PCMCIA Card, that should this product or any part thereof
during normal consumer usage and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship
that results in product failure within the first twelve (12) month period from the date of purchase,
such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced (with new or rebuilt parts) at the Company’s option,
without charge for parts or labor directly related to the defect(s).
This Warranty extends only to consumers who purchase the product in the United States or
Canada and it is not transferable or assignable.
This Warranty does not apply to:
(a)
Product subjected to abnormal use or conditions, accident, mishandling, neglect,
unauthorized alteration, misuse, improper installation or repair or improper storage;
(b)
Product whose mechanical serial number or electronic serial number has been removed,
altered or defaced.
(c)
Damage from exposure to moisture, humidity, excessive temperatures or extreme
environmental conditions;
(d)
Damage resulting from connection to, or use of any accessory or other product not
approved or authorized by the Company;
(e)
Defects in appearance, cosmetic, decorative or structural items such as framing and
non-operative parts;
Product damaged from external causes such as fire, flooding, dirt, sand, weather conditions,
battery leakage, blown fuse, theft or improper usage of any electrical source.
The Company disclaims liability for removal or reinstallation of the product, for geographic
coverage, for inadequate signal reception by the antenna or for communications range or
operation of the cellular system as a whole.
To obtain repairs or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product should be
delivered with proof of Warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale), the consumer’s return
address, daytime phone number and/or fax number and complete description of the problem,
transportation prepaid, to the Company at the address shown below or to the place of purchase
for repair or replacement processing. In addition, for reference to an authorized Warranty
station in your area, you may telephone in the United States (800) 229-1235, and in Canada
(800) 465-9672 (in Ontario call 905-712-9299).
THE EXTENT OF THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO
THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED ABOVE AND, IN NO EVENT, SHALL THE
COMPANY’S LAIBILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PURCHASER FOR THE
PRODUCT.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO
THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. ANY ACTION FOR BREACH OF ANY
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WARRANTY MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN A PERIOD OF 18 MONTHS FROM DATE OF
ORIGINAL PURCHASE. IN NO CASE SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY
SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF THIS OR ANY
OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. THE COMPANY SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR THE DELAY IN RENDERING SERVICE UNDER THIS WARRANTY OR
LOSS OF USE DURING THE TIME THE PRODUCT IS BEING REPAIRED OR REPLACED.
No person or representative is authorized to assume for the Company any liability other than
expressed herein in connection with the sale of this product.
Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damage so the above limitation or
exclusions may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
IN USA:
AUDIOVOX COMMUNICATIONS CORP.
555 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(800) 229-1235
IN CANADA: AUDIOVOX COMMUNICATIONS CANADA CO.
5155 Spectrum Way, Unit #5
Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5A1
(800) 465-9672
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