Airlinkplus AWLH1201 User`s guide

Airlinkplus AWLH1201 User`s guide
IEEE 802.11b
Wireless PCI Adapter
User’s Guide
Regulatory notes and statements
Wireless LAN, Health and Authorization for use
Radio frequency electromagnetic energy is emitted from Wireless LAN
devices. The energy levels of these emissions however are far much less than
the electromagnetic energy emissions from wireless devices like for example
mobile phones. Wireless LAN devices are safe for use frequency safety
standards and recommendations. The use of Wireless LAN devices may be
restricted in some situations or environments for example:
·On board of airplanes, or
·In an explosive environment, or
·In case the interference risk to other devices or services is perceived or
identified as harmful
In case the policy regarding the use of Wireless LAN devices in specific
organizations or environments (e.g. airports, hospitals, chemical/oil/gas
industrial plants, private buildings etc.) is not clear, please ask for
authorization to use these devices prior to operating the equipment.
Regulatory Information/disclaimers
Installation and use of this Wireless LAN device must be in strict accordance
with the instructions included in the user documentation provided with the
product. Any changes or modifications made to this device that are not
expressly approved by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment. The Manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or
television interference caused by unauthorized modification of this device, of
the substitution or attachment. Manufacturer and its authorized resellers or
distributors will assume no liability for any damage or violation of
government regulations arising from failing to comply with these guidelines.
USA-FCC (Federal Communications Commission) statement
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of this device.
FCC Radio Frequency Exposure statement
This Wireless LAN radio device has been evaluated under FCC Bulletin OET
64C and found compliant to the requirements as set forth in CFR 47 Sections
2.1091, 2.1093, and 15.247 (b) (4) addressing RF Exposure from radio
frequency devices. The radiated output power of this Wireless LAN device is
far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, this device
shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during
normal operation is minimized.
When nearby persons has to be kept to ensure RF exposure compliance, in
order to comply with RF exposure limits established in the ANSI C95.1
standards, the distance between the antennas and the user should not be less
than 20 cm.
FCC Interference Statement
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. If not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it 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 and correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2. Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
3. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Export restrictions
This product or software contains encryption code that may not be exported or
transferred from the US of Canada without an approved US Department of
Commerce export license.
Safety State ments
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation 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 undesired operation.
Safety Information
Your device contains a low power transmitter. When device is transmitted it
sends out radio frequency (RF) signal.
CAUTION: To maintain compliance with FCC’s RF exposure guidelines, this
equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm
between the radiator and your body. Use on the supplied antenna.
Unauthorized antenna, modification, or attachments could damage the
transmitter and may violate FCC regulations.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product
may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required
to take adequate measures.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Introduction.....................................................................................................1
Overview of this User’s Guide ................................................................1
Unpacking and Setup.....................................................................................3
Unpacking ...................................................................................................3
Setup.............................................................................................................3
Hardware Installation ....................................................................................5
LED Indicator.............................................................................................5
Installing the WLAN PC Adapter...........................................................5
Software Installation......................................................................................7
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Driver Installation .....................................7
Check the installation................................................................................7
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP WLAN Utility Installation.......................8
WLAN Utility Setting...............................................................................9
Technical Specifications.............................................................................17
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of this IEEE 802.11b WLAN PCI Adapter.
This manual helps to get familiar with the WLAN PCI Adapter. This manual
contains detailed instructions in operation of this product. Please keep this
manual for future reference.
With a WLAN (IEEE 802.11b) PCI Adapter, a desktop computer or a station
can communicate with another computer in a wireless way. Easy -to-use
utilities are bundled with WLAN PCI Adapter for configuration, monitoring,
and diagnosis purposes.
WLAN PCI Adapter can wirelessly transmit and receive data, minimizing the
need for wired connections, at a speed of up to eleven megabit per second.
With WLAN PCI Adapter, you can locate your desktop PC or station
wherever you want without wires and cables.
WLAN PCI Adapter provides users with an access to real-time information
anywhere in their organization. The mobility provides productivity and
service, which are not available under wired networks. The WLAN PCI
Adapter configuration is easy to change from peer-to-peer networks, suitable
for a small number of users, to full infrastructure networks of thousands of
users that allow roaming around a broad area.
Overview of this User’s Guide
Introduction. Describes the WLAN PCI Adapter.
Unpacking and Setup. Helps you get started with the basic installation of the
WLAN PCI Adapter.
Hardware Installation. Describes the LED indicators of the Adapter.
Software Installation. Tells how to setup the driver and the utility setting.
Technical Specifications. Lists the technical (general, physical and
environmental)
specifications
of
the
WLAN
PCI
Adapter.
1
UNPACKING AND SETUP
This chapter provides unpacking and setup information for the WLAN
PCI Adapter.
Unpacking
Open the box of the WLAN PCI Adapter and carefully unpack it. The
box should contain the following items:
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One 802.11b WLAN PCI Adapter
One Driver & Utility CD-ROM
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Quick Installation Guide
If any item is found missing or damaged, please contact your local
reseller for replacement.
Setup
The setup of the WLAN PCI Adapter can be performed using the
following steps:
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Inspect the PCI Adapter and make sure that it is fully plugged in
to the PCI slot.
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Make sure that there is a well environment that there is no much
intrusion to have a better connection.
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HARDWARE INSTALLATION
LED Indicator
LNK (LINK)
The LNK indicator lights green when the WLAN PCI Adapter is
connected to a network successfully. Otherwise the LNK indicator
remains off while the W LAN is scanning the wireless devices.
Installing the WLAN PCI Adapter
1. Shut down the computer, unplugs its power cord, and remove the
chassis cover.
2. Insert the contact edge of the WLAN PCI Adapter into the
connector of any available PCI Bus Master expansion slot. Press
the card firmly into the connector such that the card’s contacts are
fully seated in the PCI slot connector.
3. Install the bracket screw and secure the card to the computer chassis.
4. Cover the computer’s chassis.
5. Switch computer power on. The computer will automatically
activate the newly installed driver and utility the WLAN PCI
Adapter.
5
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
This section will lead you to install the driver and utility of the WLAN
PCI Adapter.
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Driver Installation
1.
2.
Once the WLAN PCI Adapter was installed into your computer’s
PCI slot, the Windows OS will auto detect a new device and need
to install the driver.
Place your WLAN PCI Adapter’s Driver & Utility CD-ROM to
your CD-ROM Drive, as the Windows will auto search the driver
or refer to the “ D:\ Drivers\2k_me_98\ Netr8180.inf ” for
Windows
98/ME/2000
or
refer
to
the
“ D:\Drivers\ xp\Netr8180.inf ” for Windows XP in the dialog box
(D:\ will depends on where the CD-ROM drive is located).
Check the installation
The LEDs of the WLAN PCI Adapter are clearly visible and the status
of the network link can be seen instantly:
1. When the device was plugged in to the station’s PCI slot and the
driver was installed, the LNK LED will light green, it means that
the device is starting to scan the 802.11b wireless devices near the
WLAN PCI Adapter.
2. While the WLAN PCI Adapter linked up to the Access Point or to
other Wireless LAN station, the LNK LED will always light up.
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Windows 98/ME/2000/XP WLAN Utility Installation
1.
Insert the WLAN PCI Adapter Driver & Utility CD-ROM into
computer’s CD-ROM Drive and it will automatically run a setup
menu. In some specific setting on Windows system, you may
need to proceed the software manually, press the Windows
Start → Run → type “D:\Utility\Setup.exe” in the dialog box
(D:\ will depend on where the CD-ROM drive is located).
2.
Then select Install Software on the
menu. The installation program will
help you to setup the WLAN PCI
utility.
Be noted that the Windows XP have
its own Wireless Utility; you can
either use the utility of Windows XP
or the provided utility.
3.
Follow the procedure of the installation program.
4.
After finish the installation, you will see the icon on right side
bottom of the Windows task bar.
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WLAN Utility Setting
With the WLAN PCI Adapter utility, users can configure all the
functions provided by the WLAN Monitor Utility. Double -click the
utility icon that appears in the taskbar.
The WLAN Monitor Utility includes four tabs: Configuration, Link
State, Security and Statistics.
Configuration
As you enter the Configuration screen, you will see the current setting
appears in the screen.
Ø
Network Type:
If you want to connect with Access Point, please set the mode as”
Infrastructure” mode. If you have more stations and just want to set
them as local network, please set the mode as ” Ad-Hoc” mode.
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Ø
Channel:
It shows radio channel numbers that used for WLAN networking.
The channel number can be set only under the Ad-Hoc operation
mode. In Ad-Hoc mode stations, each station must have the same
channel numbers and SSID.
In Infrastructure mode, the WLAN PCI Adapter will automatically
detect the channel number of the Access Point.
Ø
SSID:
The SSID differentiates one WLAN group name from another; so all
access points and all devices attempting to connect to a specific
WLAN group name must use the same SSID. A device will not be
permitted to join the BSS unless it can provide the unique SSID.
If the SSID parameter is “ANY”, it will detect the strongest signal of
the wireless station.
Ø
Data Rate:
You can choose one of the transmission rates as follows, 11Mbps,
5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps, and Auto. The Auto will automatically
detect the suitable linking transfer rate and auto fall back when the
signal is not too strong to transmit data, it will auto fall back from
11Mbps to 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps and 1 Mbps.
Ø
Fragment Threshold:
Fragmentation Threshold is a way of transmitting the packets that will
be fragmented. Choose a setting within a range of 256 to 2432 bytes.
It is recommended to fragment the packet when the link quality is bad,
it is to prevent the wasting time of resending a long packet that is lost.
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Ø
RTS:
The RTS/CTS Threshold is a station initiates the process by sending a
RTS frame , the other ends receives the RTS and responds with a CTS
frame, the station must receive a CTS frame before sending the data
frame. This is to prevent the collisions by each station. Choose a
setting within a range of 0 to 2432 bytes. It is recommend limiting a
long packet to prevent each station waiting too long to transmit a data.
Ø
Power Save:
To set your WLAN PCI Adapter as power saving mode, select
“CAM”, “Max” or “Fast”.
Ø
Use Short Preamble:
The usage of the preamble is to limit the packet size of the data to
transmit. It is recommended to choose the short preamble when the
link quality is bad, it is to prevent the wasting time of resending a long
packet that is lost.
When the setting is messy, press “Undo” button to recover to the last
setting, and press “Apply” to save the current setting.
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Link State
As you enter the Link State screen, you will see the current setting.
To rescan the signal between the wireless station and your WLAN
PCI Adapter, click the “Rescan” button.
To display the detail information, click on the “Detail” button.
The Signal Strength and Signal Quality will be shown in the screen
below under the Link State of the utility,
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Ø
Site Survey
The screen shows all the messages of Wireless devices around your
Wireless PCI Adapter. The messages of the wireless devices include
Network Type, SSID, BSSID and the Signal.
You can click the Refresh button to find the new wireless devices, and
then you can double-click the BSSID to choose the wireless station
that you want to connect.
Click “Refresh” button to rescan the wireless station around your
WLAN PCI Adapter.
13
Security
This function is used to protect wireless communication from
eavesdropping. A secondary function of encryption is to prevent
unauthorized access to a wireless network, and it can be achieved by
using the Encryption function.
Ø
Data Encryption:
Select WEP for data encryption or No Encryption.
Ø
Auth Algorithm:
Open System Authentication algorithm is mostly used. In Shard Key
Authentication algorithm, you must have security on, the algorithm
should be different, and some steps use packets with encryption by
transferring a challenge text. In order to choose which authentication
algorithm will be used, you must know which one the AP supports
first. Most AP only supports Open System.
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Ø
Key Setting #1 ~ #4:
You can type the key that you want to use from Key#1 to Key #4, and
the key that you type will be the encryption between the station that
you connected with, if you select 64bit, you must type 10 values in the
following range (0~F, hexadecimal). Besides, if you select 128bit, you
must type 26 values (0~F, hexadecimal).
Follow the steps below to set your WEP:
1.
Select the Encryption type: 64bit or 128bit.
2.
Type WEP Key: If you select 64bit, you must type 10 values in
the following range (0~F, hexadecimal) from Key1 to Key 4
space. Besides, if you select 128 bit, you must type 26 values
(0~F, hexadecimal) in each WEP Key from Key 1 to Key 4.
3.
Select WEP Key: Select one of WEP Key from Key1 to Key4
for using.
4.
Select the Authentication Type: Open System or Shared Key.
Note: After all the settings are completed, click on Submit button to save the setting.
15
Statistics
The following screen shows various statistics including the Data
Packets, Management Packets and Rejected Packets in transmitting
and receiving status.
You can click the Reset button to reset Statistics Tab.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
General
Radio Technology
IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Interface
32-bit PCI 2.1 , 2.2. Bus Master
Data Transfer Rate
1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps (auto sense)
Receiver Sensitivity
11Mbps: Typical -80dBm @ 8% PER (Packet Error Rate)
2Mbps: Typical -87dBm @ 8% PER (Packet Error Rate)
Frequency Range
2400 ~ 2497 MHz ISM band (channels 1 ~ 14)
Modulation Schemes
DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK
Channels
1~11 channels (FCC), 1~13 channels (ETSI), 1~14 channels (Japan)
Media
Protocol
Access
CSMA/CA with ACK
Security
64/128-bits WEP Encryption
Diagnostic LED
LNK (Link status)
Antenna
Dipole Antenna, Reverse SMA type connector Antenna (optional)
Physical and Environmental
Driver Support
Windows 98 , Windows 2000, Windows ME , Windows XP
Continuous Current
Consumption
250mA typ. for receive mode, 450mA typ. for transmit mode
Temperature
Operating: 0 ° ~ 40° C, Storage: -25° ~ 70° C
Humidity
10% ~ 95% RH, no condensation
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
133 x 121 x 21.6 mm (without antenna)
Certifications
FCC Part 15.247 for US, ETS 300 328 for E urope,
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