SAMSUNG
MagicLAN
SWL-2200U
User Manual (Rev. 1.4)
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Table of Contents
1. MagicLAN Installation ……………...………..……………………………………...…...8
1.1 Introduction ..………..………………..……………………………………….…..8
1.2 Technical Background ………………………………………………..……….…..…8
1.3 MagicLAN Overview….…………………...……………….….……….…..……....10
2. Before the Installation ………………………………………………………..……….....12
2.1 What is in your Package …………………………………………………….….…..12
2.2 System Requirement ……………………………………..…………………….…...12
2.3 Preparations For Installation ……………………………..…………………….…...12
3. MagicLAN Installation for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/CE ……….………….13
3.1 Installation Overview ……………………………………….……………….……...13
3.2 Installation Procedure of Windows 98SE ………………..….………….…..….13
3.3 Installation Procedure of Windows ME ………………..….………….…..….20
3.4 Installation Procedure of Windows 2000 …………………………...………26
3.5 Installation Procedure of Windows XP …………..………………...……31
3.6 Installation Procedure of Windows CE ………………….……….…………...……37
3.7 Update of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver…………….….…….…….......45
3.8 Removal of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver ………………….….…….......45
4. The Program for setting MagicLAN..…….………………………...………..………..…47
4.1 The concept of Profile………………………………………….………..…..……..47
4.2 Installation Procedure…………………………………………………...….….47
5. The main configuration of Program……………...………...….…………...…………....53
5.1 Profile……………………………………………...……………..……………….…54
5.1.1 The ‘New’ button………….…………………………………..…….……...54
5.1.2 The ‘Apply’ button…………..…………………………………...………...54
5.1.3 The ‘Edit’ button…………..……………………………………………..…55
5.1.4 The ‘Delete’ button………..…………………………………………....…..57
5.2 Status………………………...………………………………….……….…..…..….57
5.2.1 The ‘Current Status’ button……….………………………………...…......58
5.2.2 The ‘AP Status’ button..….…….………….………………………..……..58
5.2.3 The ‘Site Survey’ button…………………….……………………...……..59
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5.2.4 Statistics………………...……….………………...…….….…....………..59
5.3 General Settings……………….………..…………...….……………..…….….……60
5.3.1 The ‘DHCP’ button…….………………………………………….…..….60
5.3.2 The ‘Options’ button…………………….…………………….……….….60
5.4 Version……………………………………………………….……………..…….61
6. Troubleshooting ………………………………………………......…….……….…….62
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Notice 1
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specifications to improve products without prior notice. So you can get the most recent
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The users manual or instruction manual for an intentional or unintentional radiator shall
caution the user that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
All other brand and product names are trademarks of registered trademarks of their
respective holders.
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Copyright © 1999 - 2003 SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
All rights reserved.
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Notice 2
WARNING
While installing and operating this transmitter and antenna combination the radio frequency
exposure limit of 1mW/cm2 may be exceeded at distances close to the antennas installed.
Therefore, the user must maintain a minimum distance of 20 cm from the antenna.
Important Safety Information
!"Read these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. SAMSUNG will
not be responsible for any damages caused by breaking the rules.
!"WLAN Card described in this document is approved for use in a wireless local area network.
!"Remember to make backup copies of important data.
!"When you are transferring data, keep your laptop computer stationary. Roaming between access
points (APs) may break the connection.
!"Only qualified service personnel must repair the equipment.
!"All wireless devices may get interference, which could affect performance.
!"Use approved accessories only. Do not connect incompatible products.
!"Use only accessories approved by the WLAN Card manufacturer for use with this particular W
LAN Card. The use of any other types will invalidate any approval or warranty applying to the
WLAN Card, and may be dangerous.
!"Use only the region settings appropriate for the area where the WLAN Card is used at the
present time. Using the card in any other region or with an incorrect region setting is prohibited
and may be illegal.
!"Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including a WLAN Card, may cause
interference with the functionality of inadequately protected medical devices.
!"Do not use the WLAN Card on aircraft.
!"Do not use the WLAN Card at a refueling point.
!"Do not use the WLAN Card near inflammable materials or chemicals.
!"Do not use the WLAN Card where blasting is in progress.
!"Do not use the WLAN Card when the use of wireless device may cause interference or danger.
!"Do not use the WLAN Card where the use of cellular terminals is prohibited.
!"Microwave oven degrades the performance of wireless LAN drastically. So do not use the
WLAN card in the environment where Microwave oven is being used.
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11Mbps High Rate 802.11b Wireless LAN USB STICK
■ Specifications
Model Name
SWL-2200U
System Interface
USB Interface (USB Spec 1.1 compliant)
Frequency Band
2.400 ~ 2.4835GHz(Subject to local regulations)
Operating Voltage
5V±5%
Receive : 220mA (Typical)
Current Consumption
Transmit : 310mA (Typical)
Data Rate
1, 2, 5.5 or 11Mbps
Spreading
DSSS(Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Output Power
40mW(16dBm) for 22MHz Bandwidth, 7mW/MHz
Receive Sensitivity
Typically -82dBm at 11Mbps
Security
40-bit/104(128)-bit WEP Encryption
Antenna
Dual Chip Antennas supporting RX diversity
Available Drivers
Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/WinCE3.0
Standards
IEEE 802.11b
Media Access Protocol
CSMA/CA
Temperature Range
Operating : 0~45℃(32~113℉), Storage : -20~70℃(-4~158℉)
Humidity
10% to 90% Non-condensing
Operating Range
(1024 bytes file
transfer)
Open Space : 100m(330ft) at 11Mbps, 150m(500ft) at 2Mbps
Closed Office: 20m(70ft) at 11Mbps, 30m(100ft) at 2Mbps
*Range differs by environment.
Dimensions
84mm×25mm×12mm
Certifications
Wi-Fi Certified,
&
WHQL(Windows XP),
Regulatory Approvals
USA(FCC), Canada(IC), Europe(CE), Korea(MIC)
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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2422MHz
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2427MHz
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2432MHz
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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.
Serve
Server
BSS A
BSS B
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• Roaming
Roaming is a service that allows wireless clients to use the network in motion by
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
should 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-2200U(Mini USB Adapter) are wireless LAN adapter that provide
wireless connection between computers.
• The MagicLAN is designed to operate with IEEE 802.11 (wireless LAN International
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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
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-2200U both for PDA, 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 98/98SE,ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP
and 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 MagicLAN Card and software (driver & utility), and finally set the network
properties to accommodate resource sharing and select the type of wireless network that you
wish to install. The MagicLAN can easily be installed and used, without bothering to
connect cables for keeping your computer to use network resources, as in case of a wired
LAN.
2.1 What is in Your Package?
Please check the contents of the box to make sure everything is included and ready for use.
Here is the list of what you should have in your package:
• SWL-2200U(Mini USB Adapter)
• Samsung MagicLAN Installation CD
2.2 System Requirement
• Operating System: Windows 98SE(98), Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP,
Windows CE
• Computer with a CD-ROM drive.
• Computer that have a USB slot, available USB interface..
2.3 Preparations For Installation
◇ You have to prepare Installation CD which is provided by manufacturer.
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◇ You can just install SWL-2200U Adapters 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 98SE(98),Windows ME, Windows 2000,
Windows XP) to set network environment.
3. MagicLAN Installation For
Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/CE
We will explain the installation method for SWL-2200U(Mini USB Adapter) .
3.1 Installation Overview
Here are some steps you will perform in establishing your wireless network connection:
1. Install the Access Point at first. AP is needed in case of Infrastructure network
mode.
2. You should install the Wireless LAN Card (SWL-2200U).
3. Install the software using the Installation CD.
4. Install the network protocol(s) required to communicate on your network. Most
likely you will need the TCP/IP protocol.
3.2 Installation Procedure of Windows 98SE
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the Mini USB Adapter successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the Mini USB Adapter into the USB slot of your computer.
2. Add New Hardware Wizard appeared and the system looks for “USB
Device”. 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.
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3. Mark the Specify a location tap and type “E:\Drivers” right below in this
tap(Where E is the CD-drive of your PC).
Then press NEXT button.
You can find the “SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter ” and now it is
ready to install our software.
4. Press NEXT and system will copy driver files. You may require Windows 98
CD.
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Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
If screen message Do you want to restart your Computer now will pop up, select
No.
5. After rebooting your computer, right click on the My Computer using the
mouse and click Properties.
6. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter 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.)
10. Select the TCP/IP-> SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter 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.
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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.
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.
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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-2200U
Mini USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
4. After installing driver, insert card.
5.The other procedures are same to 5~14 of < Method 1 - Inserting card
first >.
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to
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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 Mini USB Adapter successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the Mini USB Adapter into the USB slot of your computer.
2. “Add New Hardware Wizard” appeared and the system looks for “USB
Device”. Check if Search for the best driver for your device(recommended)
is slected. Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3. You can find the “SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter ” . And the
system will copy driver files. You may require Windows ME CD. You can click
Yes in the “Digital Signature Not Found” Message box.
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Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation. If
screen message ‘Do you want to restart your Computer now?’ will pop up, select
No.
4. After booting the computer, right click on the My Computer using the mouse
and click property.
5. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter 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)
6. Right click on the Network Neighborhood using the mouse. Select Properties
from the pop up menu. The network box appears and you see three main tabs:
Configuration, Identification and Access Control.
7. Click on the configuration tab and then click on the add button. Select Network
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Component Type box appears. Click on the Protocol then click the Add button.
8. Select Network Protocols box appears. From the list of manufactures, click on
Microsoft. From the list of network protocols list, select IPX/SPX and TCP/IP,
then click OK.( If you want, you can install the NetBEUI protocol.)
9. Select the TCP/IP-> SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter 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.
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10. you can select the File and Printer Sharing options as well as the access to
your computer by other users connected to that network by setting the
appropriate options.
11. Screen message ‘Do you want to restart your Computer now?’ will pop up.
Select Yes. It will shut down your computer and will restart.
12. After booting the computer, you have to draw out and re-insert the MagicLAN
Installation CD to be automatically installed. You can click “Install
Configuration Utility” to install our utility. Choose the appropriate language
when a context box appeared to choose utility’s language.
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13. You can set up Wireless LAN environment by our utility program provided.
Refer to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
< Method 2 – Installing software first >
1. If you insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, software will
launch automatically. Then, click on the ‘Install MagicLAN Driver’.
2. You can see the pictures of Wireless LAN Cards by model name.(SWL-2200U
Mini USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
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3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
4.After installing driver, insert card. You can click Yes in the “Digital Signature Not
Found” Message box.
5.The other procedures are same to 4~13 of < Method 1 - Inserting card
first >
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to
mark the check box(“Do you want to scan for hardware changes?”). The function is
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same to the “Refresh” in ther Device Manager.
3.4 Installation Procedure of Windows 2000
Please follow the following steps one by one to install the Mini USB Adapter successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the Mini USB Adapter into USB slot of your computer.
2. Found New Hardware Wizard appeared and the system looks for “Network
Controller”. Press NEXT button and check if “Search for the best driver for your
device(recommended)” is slected and then press NEXT button. Insert the
MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. You can ignore the MagicLAN
Utility’s screen of the CD-ROM..
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3. Mark the “CD-ROM drivers” tap and then press NEXT. You can find the INF file and
now it is ready to install our software.
4.Press NEXT and system will copy driver files. You can click Yes in the “Digital
Signature Not Found” Message box.
Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
5. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter on the Device Manager
of a Computer Management in the Adminidtrative Tools . If you find the Yellow sign on
the adapter, it shows the installation is not successful. In this case, select the adapter and
click on Remove. Restart your computer after uninstalling the driver to make the changes
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effective. (See the Adapter Removal in section 3.8)
6. Right click on the Network Places using the mouse and double-click on the Local
Area Connection ,and then click on Properties.
7. Click on the TCP/IP option for setting the IP address for your computer. Set the IP
value, Gateway value, DNS value. After setting these parameters appropriately, click
OK to return to Network Component Type.
8. You can select the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks options to
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allow the Access to your computer by other users connected to that network by
setting the computer sharing options. Click on OK.
9. After booting the computer, you have to draw out and re-insert the MagicLAN
Installation CD to be automatically installed. You can click Install Configuration
Utility to install our utility. Choose the appropriate language when a context box
appeared to choose utility’s language.
10. You should reboot the computer to use our utility properly in the NT-based
OSs(Windows 2000, XP).
11. After rebooting your computer, you can set up Wireless LAN environment by our
utility program provided. Refer to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
< Method 2 – Installing software first >
1. If you insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM drive, software
will launch automatically. Then, click on the ‘Install MagicLAN Driver’.
2. You can see the pictures of Wireless LAN Cards by model name.(SWL-2200U
Mini USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
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3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
4. After installing driver, insert card.
5. System recognize the card and you can click Yes in the “Digital Signature Not
Found” Message box.
6. The other procedures are same to 5~11 of < Method 1 - Inserting card first >
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to mark the
check box(“Do you want to scan for hardware changes?”). The function is same to the
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“Refresh” in ther Device Manager.
3.5 Installation Procedure of Windows XP
Please follow the following steps one by one in order to install the Mini USB Adapter
successfully.
< Method 1 - Inserting card first >
1. Insert the Mini USB Adapter into USB slot of your computer.
2. “Found New Hardware Wizard” appeared and the system looks for “USB
Device”. Insert the MagicLAN Installation CD into the CD-ROM Drive.
3. You can find the “SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter” and system
will copy driver files. During copying the driver files, you can click Continue
Anyway in the ‘Hardware Installation’ Message box.
4. Now driver files are fully installed to start the Wireless LAN Card’s operation.
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5. Check for the SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter on Computer
Management in the Administrative Tools of the Control Panel. If you find the
Yellow sign on the adapter, it shows the installation is not successful. In this case,
select the adapter and click on Remove. Restart your computer after uninstalling the
driver to make the changes effective. (See the Adapter Removal in section 3.8)
6. Of the icons displayed on the right bottom of desktop, click on icon
Wireless Network Connection.
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7. When you are using DHCP, just select the AP that you want to connect in the
Connect to Wireless Network above.
8. 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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9.
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.
< 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-2200U
Mini USB Adapter). Click on the model name to install it’s driver.
3. Click on Operating System in the right screen in which you want to install driver.
4.After installing driver, insert Wireless LAN card. You can click Continue Anyway in
the ‘Hardware Installation’ Message box.
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5.The system recognize the Wireless LAN Card. If Found New Hardware Wizard
appears, just click Next to install the driver files.
6.The other procedures are same to 5~9 of < Method 1 - Inserting card first > .
Cf.) The third method :
You can combine ‘Method 1’ with ‘Method 2’. In other words, after inserting
card into the computer, you can install driver and utility by using the installshield
instead, not by the inf file. In case of Windows 2000 and Windows XP, system will
recognize the card automatically during installation .
Notice that if you install a card after removing it in a Device Manager, you have to mark the
check box(“Do you want to scan for hardware changes?”). The function is same to the
“Refresh” in ther Device Manager.
[ Use of Our company’s Utility in Windows XP ]
You can also set up the Wireless LAN by the our company’s utility program instead of
Windows XP’ utility program.
After booting the computer, you have to draw out and re-insert the MagicLAN
Installation CD to be automatically installed. You can click “Install Configuration Utility”
to install our utility. Choose the appropriate language when a context box appeared to
choose utility’s language.
You should reboot the computer to use our utility properly in the NT-based OSs(Winows
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2000, Windows XP).
- If you click the icon
on the right bottom of the desktop, you can see the current
state of the Wireless LAN.
- Click on Option of the General settings on the bottom of the Utility and mark
“Manage the Wireless Control by this utility under WinXP”. For more details,
refer to ‘Chapter 4’ in this manual.
- If you want to use Wireless LAN Utility
in the system of Windows XP , be
sure that the mark of “Manage the Wireless Control by this utility under
WinXP” of the our company’s utility program is removed.
3.6 Installation Procedure of Windows CE
A. Summary of Installation
1. In infrastructure mode, install Access Point(AP) first.
2. Using ActiveSync to use installation CD, connect PDA to host PC that has CD-ROM.
3. Install MagicLAN driver and utility program using the installation CD.
4. Make sure IP address, DNS information, SSID or other values of network parameters
that are appropriate to PDA, and start to set up using utility program.
B. Installing PDA Software using installation CD from Host PC
1. Connect PDA and host PC that has CD-ROM using ActiveSync. During the connection,
choose "No" as shown in below picture. If you can see the second picture shown below,
the connection is thought to succeed.
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Note) You can find the connection process of ActiveSync from the manual of you PDA.
However, you can find a latest version of ActiveSync program from Misrosoft website
shwon below :
<http://www.microsoft.com/mobile/pocketpc/downloads>
2. If you insert MagicLAN installation CD, the program automatically starts. Click 'Install
MagicLAN Driver'.
Note) In case of WindowsCE 'Install MagicLAN Driver' item will install both driver and
utility program at the same time.
3. You can see pictures according to model names of MagicLAN cards by choosing
products. To install driver, click a MagicLAN model name that you just want to install.
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4. Click an operating system of your PDA shown in the right box.
Note) When you start to install, just make sure the version of WindowsCE and check
whether you PDA system is Handheld PC(HPC) or PocketPC(PPC). If such information
is not correct, utility program may not operate well. To check the version of WindowsCE,
see the system information of your PDA or consult the manual of your PDA.
Here are basic pictures of initial screen after your PDA is on. Left picture represents for
HPC and right for PPC.
<Handheld PC >
< Pocket PC >
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5. Now MagicLAN installation program starts to operate. Just click 'OK' to proceed until
the end of installation.
C. Network Setup of PDA
C.1 HPC(HandheldPC)
1. After finishing installation as shown in B, insert MagicLAN card into appropriate
slot of PDA. Then a dialog box appears as shown below. Type IP address and DNS
information into the dialog box.
2. Click shortcut shown below to execute utility program.
C.2 PPC(PocketPC)
1. After finishing installation as shown in B, insert MagicLAN card into appropriate
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slot of PDA. Then a dialog box appears as shown below. Type IP address and DNS
information into the dialog box.
2. Click shortcut shown below to execute utility program.
D. Using Utility Program
Utility program is executed shown below.
< Handheld PC >
< Pocket PC >
THough the shape of utility program running on HPC is different from that on PPC, the
operation of both is the same. The way of using utility program on HPC is explained here.
D.1. Status Tab
StatusTab represents the current connection status of MagicLAN card.
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- ESSID : represents the name of wireless network group.
- Channel : one of channel values that is used to connect wireless client to AP or
another client. If network mode is infrastructure or 802.11 ad-hoc, wireless client
searched appropriate channel automatically. However, if network mode is ad-hoc, the
channel value of wireless client should be set to be the same as that of another wireless
client to connect.
- MAC Address : represents a unique MAC address of MagicLAN card.
- Network Mode : infrastructure to connect other wireless clients through AP,
802.11Ad-hoc/Ad-hoc to connect other wireless clients as a peer-to-peer method. More
specific explanation is shown in 'Setting' tab.
- Link Quality : shows the status of link connected to network
D.2. Setting Tab
You can change the configuration of MagicLAN card. After changing the values, to
make sure that the values are applied, click 'OK' button and then PDA needs to power
off and on again or to extract the card and reinsert it.
D.2.1 ESSID
You can change ESSID. Be careful to insert exact ESSID to connect AP or wireless
client. Upper and lower characters are distinguishable. If you use 'ANY' or 'any', your
system will try to connect to nearby AP or wireless client randomly.
D.2.2. Net Mode(Network Mode)
- Infrastructure : is used to connect to network through AP
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- Ad-hoc : is used to connect wireless client in network without AP. You can
connect to ONLY MagicLAN cards in this mode.
- 802.11 Ad-hoc : is used to connect wireless client in network without AP. You can
connect in this mode to wireless LAN cards other than MagicLAN cards that comply
with IEEE 802.11b standard.
D.2.3. Tx Rate
You can choose wireless transmission rate. Default is 'Fully Auto'.
D.3. WEP Tab
You can use WEP option to encrypt transmission data. After setting WEP values,
click 'Write' button, and then PDA needs to power off and on again or to extract the
card and reinsert it. Make sure the WEP keys between AP and wireless client must be
the same to guarantee encrypted transmission.
D.3.1. WEP Mode
- Disable : disable WEP mode
- 40 bit : encrypts data with 40bit keys, using 4 key IDs, each of which needs 10 hex
values
- 104(128)bit : encrypts data with 104(128)bit keys, using 1 key ID, which needs 26
hex values
D.3.2. Authentication Mode
You can select one of two modes of authentication. When you want to use WEP, you
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can change this mode.
- Open : Default value. If you set the values of WEP keys of AP to be different from
those of wireless client, communication will fail even though connection to AP
succeeds.
- Shared : Only if the values of WEP keys of AP are the same as those of wireless
client, communication succeeds.
D.3.3. Pass phrase
You can generate 40bit or 26bit WEP keys without entering all hex values using the
same 'Pass Phrase' between AP and wireless client. After typing pass phrase, click
'Generate' button. Then WEP keys will be generated. This option is used ONLY
among MagicLAN products.
D.3.4. Key ID
You can modify the values of specific WEP key ID.
D.4. About Tab
You can see the version information of MagicLAN driver and utility program.
(The number of version in this picture may be different from that of you product.)
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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 Operationg System that you want to update in.
2. If selection box appears, select ‘Reinstall MagicLAN Software’ between ‘Remove’
and ‘Reinstall’.
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3.8 Removal of MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Driver
(Adapter Removal)
Click like followings :
-> All Programs -> MagicLAN -> MagicLAN Driver -> Remove Mini
USB adapter.
Select ‘Remove all MagicLAN Software’ and click Next.
(Utility Removal)
Click like followings :
-> All Programs -> MagicLAN -> MagicLAN Utility -> Remove Utility
Uninstall.
Select ‘Remove Configuration Utility Software’ and click Next .
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(cf) If you want to just remove the WLAN Card from the PC, click
and Stop
SAMSUNG 11Mbps WLAN Mini USB Adapter 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 Mini USB Adapter can now be safely removed from the
system’
- ‘ Safely remove hardware’ icon (Windows ME , 2000, XP)
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4. The Program For Setting MagicLAN
4.1 The concept of Profile
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TCP/IP settings for the fixed networks/Wired LAN have no problems, as they do
not deal with the mobility. But in case of mobile equipments such as WLAN card,
when WLAN client has moved from home to Office or vice-versa, the difficulty for
using the old TCP/IP settings arises.
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The concept of profile makes it easy to use the same TCP/IP settings for WLAN
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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.
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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.
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.
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3. Select the Operating Mode to use and click the NEXT button.
Default operating mode is Infrastructure.
- 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)
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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.
5. Select the WEP Mode and Click the Next button.
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- WEP Mode
!"This is security tool to protect your DATA from unauthorized users.
!"To use the function of WEP, The WEP key settings for client must be same to that
of AP in the Infrastructure Mode, and the WEP key settings must be same for all
clients in the Ad-hoc/802.11Ad-hoc Mode.
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6. Enter a valid IP address. IP address can be allocated automatically. (cf. it is limited to users
who use the DHCP server or ADSL connection). As only checked in “Manage TCP/IP
together with Profile”, IP address can be controlled in the Profile. This menu does not appear
under MS Windows NT. Click NEXT to see the following window.
7. Showing you the settings selected so far. Click the Finish button.
Check on this box. It will work on the system after clicking the Finish button.
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
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your system.
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.
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The following describes the meanings of variables shown in the WLAN configuration.
!"Profile: The arbitrary designation by user. It is the profile name to distinguish each
Profile. So when you set the Profile, you would better choose the name that can
send the contents it has.
!"Link Status: you Link Status shows a client connection state with AP (In
Infrastructure mode) or with other clients (In 802.11Ad-hoc Mode).
!"SSID: It represents the name of a group consisting of WLAN users only. It is also
called ESSID.
!"Operating Mode: There are three Modes. Infrastructure Mode (the connection
among clients through an AP), 802.11Ad-hoc/Ad-hoc Mode (direct connection
among clients)
!"BSSID: It shows the Physical Address of WLAN card inserted in AP in the
Infrastructure Mode and the Random Generation value in the 802.11 Ad-hoc Mode.
!"Channel: It shows channel number in use for communication between AP and
client or among clients. When the Network Mode is set to the Infrastructure or
802.11Ad-hoc Modes, it searches a channel automatically.
!"WEP: Security tool to be used for encryption/decryption of data to be exchanged
between clients or between clients and AP. It denies the authorized access to
network if WEP is enabled.
!"Power Saving: The Power Saving Mode that prolongs the life of battery.
!"Physical Address: It is the Physical address of WLAN card being used by user.
This is also the MAC address of the WLAN card.
!"IP Address: Address used to send data from one computer to another to create the
network of several computers. IP address is unique for every network card installed
on a computer to identify it from other computers.
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!"Subnet Mask: It is an address that enables along with an IP Address to share a
network Address within the LAN of company.
!"Gateway: The network point playing a role as a gateway to enter the other network.
!"DNS: It is the system that transforms the name of an Internet domain to the
corresponding IP Address. IP Address is actually needed to locate a
computer/server on the Internet.
!"Adapter Name: It shows the kind of WLAN card that the user is using now.
The following description is the fundamental installation of WLAN Card.
5.1Profile
You can modify your wireless environment four buttons on the bottom of Utility.
5.1.1 The ‘New’ button
Clicking the New button, you can add or make a new Profile.
(Refer to ‘The Program For Setting MagicLAN’ in the Chapter 4)
5.1.2 The ‘Apply’ button
Select and click a Profile to be used, then the saved or modified profile settings will be used
for configuring your WLAN card.
5.1.3 The ‘Edit’ button
Clicking the Edit button or the Profile name that was created previously, you can modify
that Profile.
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Click the WEP button to set the security.
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1. First of all, select the ‘40 bit’.
2. Check a “Generate WEP Key using Passphrase” box and input a certain value (ex.
test1 etc) in the ‘Passphrase’ and click the Generate button. Then it will make four values
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of keys automatically.
3. Then you set the same value to the WEP of AP. (cf. If you use the WLAN made from
other company, you must set the same values in the four keys)
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You can set the ‘Power Saving’ and ‘Threshold’ with clicking the Advanced button.
1. Power Saving Mode saves the Battery. (cf.. it can give a lowing of
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efficiency according to 802.11Specification)
2. RTS/CTS Threshold Mode is better used in the place surrounded with much
RF interferenc, but a drop in performance can be happened.
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Click the TCP/IP to input the IP directly or receive IP automatically.
5.1.4 The ‘Delete’ button
Select a profile and click on Delete button to remove that profile.
5.2 Status
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5.2.1 The ‘Current Status’ button
It shows the current state of the WLAN card. (Refer to the ‘ The main configuration of
Program’)
5.2.2 The ‘AP Status’ button
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It shows the current state of AP. (You can see the IP address changed by the Get Status
button)
!"Model: It shows the name of model.
!"Version: It shows the version of AP.
!"Description: It is the name of AP designated by AP manager during AP setup.
!"NAT: It shows whether the private IP address (NAT server) is enabled or not.
!"DHCP: It shows whether the DHCP sever is enabled or not.
!"Clients number: It shows the number of users currently connected with the AP.
!"Internet connection: It is the connection type with outer network (LAN, ADSL,
ISDN etc.).
!"IP Address: It shows whether the IP address is from DHCP server or NAT server.
!"Connected Status: In case the connection type with the outside network is of
ADSL/CABLE type, it shows the connection state between AP and ASP service.
!"IP: It is the IP address of the AP.
5.2.3 The ‘Site Survey’ button
It finds you the AP/Station that are connected currently. (It takes a few seconds to be done)
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!"Signal: It shows the connection state of Stations with AP or Master Station.
!"Rate: It shows the Tx Data rates.
!"WEP: It shows security state with the AP.
!"BSSID: It represents the Physical Address of AP in the Infrastructure Mode and the
Random Generation value in the 802.11 Ad-hoc Mode.
!"Channel: It shows the currently used channel number.
5.2.4 Statistics
It shows the state of the data transmission. (You can regulate the graph to be see clearly
with the settings of the MAX bps on the right side of bottom)
5.3 General Settings
5.3.1 The ‘DHCP’ button
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- It works when it is enabled.
- The Get Status button shows the updated information obtained from the DHCP server.
- The Release DHCP button releases the IP Address that was received from the DHCP
server.
- The Renew DHCP button is for receiving the IP Address from the DHCP server.
5.3.2 The ‘Options’ button
- If you disable the check from the ‘Sound Enable’, you cannot hear the sound whenever
you click.
- If you disable check from the ‘Manage TCP/IP together with profiles’, you cannot control
TCP/IP in the utility. You can just modify TCP/IP in the Network Neighborhood.
- If you check the ‘Do not show the Profile Wizard Welcome message’, ‘Welcome message
does not pop up in case of set or add the Profile.
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5.4 Version
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You can see the Driver and Firmware version for your WLAN card currently in use.
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Click the Website to get more information about WLAN.
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.
in the Task bar and Wireless connection
Q. Wireless connection icon shows
unavailable message appeared.
It’s because property setting is wrong. Please check these contents.
A1. Check if there’s right network name in the Available networks in the client PC.
Network name should be same in the infrastructure mode(using AP) as well as in the Peerto-Peer mode. Wireless LAN’s network name distinguish a uppercase letter frome a
lowercase letter.
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A2. Check if you are using the same WEP string. And you must use the same WEP key.
Please ask network manager about the Access Poing’s WEP string and key.
A3. Check if you are in the range of the Access Point.
A4. Reinstall the driver using MagicLAN Software CD if driver dosen’t work.
Q. Samsung’s tray icon in the task bar shows red color .
A. This is same to above question. Please refer to the above A1~A4.
Q. Link Status is excellent, but I can’t connect to the network.
If TCP/IP setting is not properly established , you can’t connect to the network.
A. Check TCP/IP setting.
When you are using DHCP server, if allocated IP address is insufficient, you can’t use
network. In a case like this, please ask the network manager.
Q. A system identify the Wireless LAN Card, but I can’t connect the network.
If there’s many network adapter in the system, wireless LAN may not work
properly.
A. Open Device Manager and set disable the unused network adapter(PPP adapter ,etc.) by
clicking right mouse.
Q. I want to use Samsung client utility in the Windows XP. But, we can’t set up correctly.
A. Windows XP provides each configuration utility of LAN and Wireless LAN by OS in
itself. In case of this, you must select the “Manage the Wireless Control by this utility
under WinXP” in the Option menu of General Settings in the Samsung client utility.
Q. I can’t see the TCP/IP informations in the MagicLAN Utility.
A. It’s related to a file, IPHLPAI.dll. Please reboot the system.
There maybe some systems that don’t show their IP, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS, Adapter
Name.
Q. When we use IPX/SPX protocol with NETWARE CLIENT, we can’t connect to the
network game like STARCRAFT and local server.
A. In case of Windows 2000, please click Start – Settings – Control Panel – Network and
Dial-up Connections(double click)’. Click a right mouse button on the Local Area
Connection menu and select Properties. Then, you need to double-click NWLink
IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol and then change Frame Type from
Auto Detect to Ethernet 802.3.
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In case of Windows 98, please click Start – Settings – Control Panel – Network(double
click)’. Then, you need to double-click IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol ->
SAMSUNG … and then change Frame Type from Auto to Ethernet 802.3 in
theAdvanced tap.
Please refer to the website: http://www.magiclan.com/product/magiclan/support/faq.htm about
other detailed questions.
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