Aironet AP4500 User`s guide

Aironet AP4500 User`s guide
User’s Guide and Technical
Reference Manual
Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter
Products supported:
ISA4500, ISA4800, PCI4800, and PCI4500
DOC-710-003638-A0
ISA
PCI
Aironet Wireless Communications, Inc. • 3875 Embassy Parkway
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Table of Contents
About the User’s Guide and Technical Reference
Manual ......................................................................... vii
Typographical Conventions ................................... ix
Section 1
Welcome to the Aironet 4000 Series
Wireless LAN Adapter ............................................... 1-1
Safety Information .............................................. 1-2
Dipole Antenna ............................................ 1-3
High Gain Antennas .................................... 1-3
Other Devices in the Wireless Network ....... 1-3
Radio Characteristics ......................................... 1-4
Direct Sequence Radio Technology ................... 1-4
Data Transparency and Protocols ...................... 1-4
Protocols Supported ........................................... 1-5
Radio Ranges ..................................................... 1-5
Site Survey .................................................. 1-5
Link Test ...................................................... 1-7
Security Features ............................................... 1-7
Terminology ........................................................ 1-8
System Configurations ..................................... 1-10
Coverage Options ............................................ 1-14
Section 2
Installing the Hardware .............................................. 2-1
Before You Start ................................................. 2-2
Installing the Wireless LAN Adapter ................... 2-4
Installation ................................................... 2-4
Configuring the DIP Switches (ISA Only) ........... 2-7
Base Address .............................................. 2-8
IRQ Level .................................................... 2-9
Attaching the Antenna ...................................... 2-10
Viewing the Indicator Displays ......................... 2-11
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Section 3
Installing the Software ............................................... 3-1
Driver Overview .................................................. 3-1
Windows 95 or Windows 98 NDIS3 Installation . 3-4
Windows NT NDIS3 Installation ......................... 3-5
Windows for Workgroups NDIS2 Installation ..... 3-7
DOS NDIS2 Installation ...................................... 3-8
DOS Packet Driver Installation ......................... 3-10
ODI Driver Installation ...................................... 3-11
General Information .......................................... 3-13
Driver Keywords and Settings .......................... 3-15
Section 4
Utilities ....................................................................... 4-1
Site Survey and Link Test .................................. 4-1
Using Windows 3.11 or DOS to Perform a
Link Test Using Telnet ................................ 4-2
Using Windows 95 or Windows 98 to
Perform a Link Test ..................................... 4-4
Link Test Command in WinDGS ........................ 4-5
Linkscope .................................................... 4-6
Loading New Firmware Versions ............................... 4-7
Upgrading Firmware for Windows 95 or
Windows 98......................................................... 4-7
Loading Firmware for Windows 3.11 and DOS .. 4-8
Section 5
Error Messages and Trouble Shooting ...................... 5-1
Indicator LEDs .................................................... 5-1
If Your Radio Fails to Establish Contact ............. 5-3
Appendix A
Wireless LAN Adapter Specifications ................. A-1
LAN Drivers Supported ...................................... A-1
Radio Specifications ........................................... A-2
Power Requirements .......................................... A-3
Physical Specifications ....................................... A-3
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Appendix B
Using the WinDGS Utility ........................................... B-1
Commands Menu ...................................................... B-1
Select Card ......................................................... B-1
Load New Firmware ........................................... B-2
Edit Properties .................................................... B-2
Statistics ............................................................. B-2
Status ................................................................. B-2
Link Test ............................................................. B-3
Site Survey ......................................................... B-3
Radio Off/On ...................................................... B-3
Exit ..................................................................... B-3
Options Menu ............................................................ B-4
Preferences ........................................................ B-4
Screen Update Timer ......................................... B-4
Save Properties Options .................................... B-5
Edit Parameters ......................................................... B-5
System Parameters ............................................ B-6
Name ........................................................... B-6
SSID ............................................................ B-6
Network type (Infrastructure Mode) ............. B-6
Network type (Ad Hoc Mode) ...................... B-7
Constant Awake Mode (CAM) ..................... B-7
Power Save Mode ....................................... B-7
Fast Power Save Mode ............................... B-7
Network Parameters ........................................... B-8
RF Network Parameters ..................................... B-8
Advanced (Infrastructure) ................................. B-10
Specified Access Point .............................. B-10
RTS Threshold .......................................... B-10
RTS Retry Limit ......................................... B-11
Advanced (Ad Hoc/IBSS) ................................. B-11
Channel ..................................................... B-11
Beacon Period ........................................... B-12
Wake Duration .......................................... B-12
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Appendix C
Manufacturers Federal Communication
Commission Declaration of Conformity
Statement.......................................................... C-1
Department of Communications–Canada
Canadian Compliance Statement ..................... C-2
European Telecommunications Standards
Institute Statement of Compliance
Information to User............................................ C-3
Declaration of Conformity.................................. C-4
Appendix D
Technical Support ...............................................D-1
Communications .........................................D-1
Web Site ......................................................D-1
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List of Figures
Figure 1.1 - Ad Hoc Wireless LAN ............................... 1-10
Figure 1.2 - Wireless Infrastructure .............................. 1-11
Figure 1.3 - Wireless Infrastructure with Workstations
Accessing a Wired LAN ............................ 1-12
Figure 1.4 - Extended Infrastructure Using Repeaters. 1-13
Figure 1.5 - Minimal Overlap Coverage Option............ 1-14
Figure 1.6 - Heavy Overlap Coverage Option .............. 1-15
Figure 1.7 - Multiple Overlapping Systems Coverage
Option ....................................................... 1-16
Figure 2.1 - Overview of the Wireless LAN Adapter....... 2-3
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List of Tables
Table 3.1
Table 3.2
Table 3.3
Table 3.4
Table 3.5
Table 3.6
Table 3.7
Table 3.8
Table 3.9
Table 3.10
Table 3.11
Table 3.12
Table 5.1
Table 5.2
Table A.1
Table A.2
Table A.3
Table A.4
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Driver Disk Structure................................... 3-2
Minimum PROTOCOL.INI Driver Settings .. 3-8
Minimum AWCPKT.INI Driver Settings ..... 3-10
Minimum NET.CFG Driver Settings .......... 3-12
General Network Keywords ...................... 3-16
Advanced Network Keywords ................... 3-18
Fragmentation Keywords .......................... 3-19
Power Management Keywords ................. 3-20
Scanning Keywords .................................. 3-22
Infrastructure Keywords ............................ 3-23
Ad Hoc Keywords ..................................... 3-24
Wireless LAN Adapter Keywords.............. 3-25
Green LED Operating Messages................ 5-2
Amber LED Operating Messages ............... 5-2
Supported Drivers ....................................... A-1
Radio Specifications ................................... A-2
Power Requirements .................................. A-3
Physical Charactistics ................................. A-3
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About the User’s Guide and Technical Reference Manual
About the User’s Guide and
Technical Reference Manual
This guide covers the installation, configuration, control,
and maintenance of your Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN
Adapter.
Please read Sections 2 and 3 before attempting to install or
use the hardware and software described in this guide.
This Guide is arranged as follows:
Section 1 – Welcome to the Aironet 4000 Series Wireless
LAN Adapter – provides you with a general introduction to
the 4000 Series Card, direct sequence radio technology,
and the various configurations you can use when operating
the 4000 Series Card in your infrastructure.
Section 2 – Installing the Hardware – describes the physical installation of the Wireless LAN Adapter and antenna.
Section 3 – Installing the Software – describes installation
and configuration of the various network drivers.
Section 4 – Utilities – provides detailed procedures for
using the utilities to perform link tests and site surveys as
well as loading new firmware versions.
Section 5 – Error Messages and Troubleshooting –
provides detailed descriptions of the LED messages and
error codes, as well as general procedures for correcting
common problems.
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Appendix A – Wireless LAN Adapter Specifications –
provides radio and physical specifications.
Appendix B – Using the WinDGS Utility – provides detailed
descriptions on using the WinDGS utility.
Appendix C – Channels – provides channel identifiers and
channel center frequencies for various area regulatory
agencies.
Appendix D – Declaration of Conformity – provides
conformity information about the Wireless LAN Adapter.
Appendix E – Technical Support – provides contact
information for Aironet.
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Typographical Conventions
When reading the User’s Guide and Technical Reference
Manual, it is important to understand the symbol and
formatting conventions used in the documentation. The following symbols are used in the guide.
Convention
Type of Information
Indicates a note which contains important
information.
A caution message that appears before
procedures which, if not observed, could
result in loss of data or damage to the
equipment.
Bold type
An action you must perform such as type
or select.
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Welcome to the Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter
Section 1
Welcome to the Aironet 4000
Series Wireless LAN Adapter
The Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter provides
transparent wireless data communications between fixed,
portable, or mobile devices and other wireless devices or a
wired network infrastructure (Ethernet or Token Ring). Host
devices can be any device equipped with a PC/AT, PC/XT,
ISA (Industry Standard Architecture), or 32 bit PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) slot.
The Wireless LAN Adapter is fully compatible when used in
a device supporting Plug-and-Play technology.
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Safety Information
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a
safety standard for human exposure to radio frequency (RF)
electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. The Aironet products meet the uncontrolled environmental limits found in OET-65 and ANSI C95.1, 1991.
Proper operation of this radio according to the instructions
found in this manual will result in the user exposure to be
substantially below the FCC recommended limits.
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LISTED
•
Do not touch or move antenna(s) while the unit is
transmitting or receiving.
•
Do not hold any component containing the radio such
that the antenna is very close or touching any exposed
parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while
transmitting.
•
Do not operate a portable transmitter near unshielded
blasting caps or in an explosive environment unless it
is a type especially qualified for such use.
•
Do not operate radio or attempt to transmit data unless
the antenna is connected, if not, the radio may be
damaged.
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Dipole Antenna
Always orient antenna such that it is at least 15 cm
(6 inches) away from your body.
High Gain Antennas
High gain wall mount or mast mount antennas are
designed to be professionally installed and should be
located at a minimum distance of 30 cm (12 inches) or
more from your body. Please contact your professional
installer, VAR, or antenna manufacturer for proper
installation requirements.
Other Devices in the Wireless Network
Refer to the User’s Guide or Technical Reference
Manual for the Access Point, Universal Client, or Bridge
for additional information.
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Radio Characteristics
The Wireless LAN Adapter operates in the 2.4 GHz licensefree Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. Data is
transmitted over a half-duplex radio channel operating up to
2 Mbps (4500 Series) or 11 Mbps (4800 Series).
Direct Sequence Radio Technology
The Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter uses
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) transmission
previously developed for military “anti-jamming” and “low
probability of intercept” radio systems. The signal is
transmitted over a wide frequency range, using multiple
frequencies. This protects the data transmission from interference.
Data Transparency and Protocols
The Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter transports
data packets transparently as they move through the
wireless infrastructure. The Wireless LAN Adapter operates
similarly to a standard network product except the wire is
replaced with a radio connection. No special wireless networking functions are required. All existing applications,
which operate over a network, will operate using the Aironet
4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter.
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Protocols Supported
The Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter can be
used in a variety of infrastructure configurations. Aironet
Access Points (AP4500 or AP4800) provide connections to
Ethernet or Token Ring Networks. When using the Aironet
standard device drivers, the Wireless LAN Adapter is fully
compliant with the following protocols and wired networks:
Drivers
Operating System
ODI
DOS based driver for Novell NetWare
NDIS2
MS DOS, Windows 3.xx
NDIS3
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
Packet
MS DOS, Windows 3.xx
Radio Ranges
This section provides general guidelines on factors that
influence network performance (see Section 4 - Site
Survey and Link Test).
Site Survey
Because of differences in component configuration,
placement and physical environment, every network
application is a unique installation. Before installing the
system, users should perform a site survey in order to
determine the optimum utilization of networking components and to maximize range, coverage and network
performance.
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Here are some operating and environmental conditions that
need to be considered:
•
Data Rates. Sensitivity and range are inversely proportional to data bit rates. The maximum radio range is
achieved at the lowest workable data rate. There will be
a decrease in receiver threshold sensitivity as the radio
data rate increases.
•
Antenna Type and Placement. Proper antenna configuration is a critical factor in maximizing radio range. As
a general guide, range increases in proportion to
antenna height.
For a detailed explanation of antenna types and configurations along with guidelines on selecting antennas for
specific environments, see the Aironet Antenna Guide,
document number 710-003725.
•
Physical Environments. Clear or open areas provide
better radio range than closed or filled areas. Also, the
less cluttered the work environment, the greater the
range.
•
Obstructions. A physical obstruction such as metal
shelving or a steel pillar can hinder the performance of
the Wireless LAN Adapter. Avoid locating the computing device and antenna in a location where there is a
metal barrier between the sending and receiving
antennas.
•
Building Materials. Radio penetration is greatly influenced by the building material used in construction. For
example, drywall construction allows greater range than
concrete blocks. Metal or steel construction is a barrier
to radio signals.
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Link Test
The link test tool is used to determine RF coverage. The
test results help the installer eliminate low RF signal
level area that can result in loss of connection.
Security Features
The Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter employs
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Technology, previously
developed for military “anti-jamming” and “low probability of
intercept” radio systems.
The Aironet Access Point must be set to the same Service
Set Identifier (SSID) as all other Aironet devices on the
wireless infrastructure. Units with a different SSID will not
be able to directly communicate with each other.
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Terminology
When configuring your system, and when reading this
manual, keep in mind the following terminology:
Association – Each root unit or repeater in the
infrastructure contains an association table that controls
the routing of packets between the Access Point and the
wireless infrastructure. The association table maintains
entries for all the nodes situated below the Access Point on
the infrastructure including repeaters and client nodes.
End Node – A client node that is located at the end of the
Network Tree.
Infrastructure – The wireless infrastructure is the
communications system that combines Access Points,
mobile nodes and fixed nodes. Access Points within the
infrastructure can be either root units, which are physically
wired to the LAN backbone, or can act as wireless repeaters. Other RF enabled devices serve as fixed nodes or
mobile client nodes.
Parent/Child Node – Refers to the relationships between
nodes in the wireless infrastructure. The complete set of
relationships is sometimes described as a Network Tree.
For example, the Access Point (at the top of the tree) would
be the parent of the end nodes. Conversely, the end nodes
would be the children of the Access Point.
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Power Saving Protocol (PSP) and Non-Power Saving
Protocol – The Power Saving Protocol allows computers
(usually portable computers) to power up only part of the
time to conserve energy. If a client node is using the Power
Saving Protocol to communicate with the network, the
Aironet Access Point must be aware of this mode and
implement additional features such as message store and
forward. If the client node is powered from an AC line, PSP
should not be used.
Repeater – A repeater is an Access Point that extends the
radio range of the infrastructure. A repeater is not physically
attached to the wired LAN, but communicates via radio to
another Access Point, which is either a root unit or another
repeater.
Root Unit – The root unit is an Access Point that is located
at the top, or starting point, of a wireless infrastructure. A
root unit provides the physical connection to the wired LAN
(such as Ethernet or Token Ring) and contains configuration
information in its association table that covers all nodes that
access the wired network (backbone). All Access Points
directly attached to the wired LAN backbone are root units.
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System Configurations
The Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN Adapter can be
used in a variety of network system configurations. Aironet
Access Points (AP4500 or AP4800) provide connections to
your Ethernet or Token Ring networks or act as repeaters
increasing wireless communication range. The maximum
communication range is based on how you configure your
wireless infrastructure.
Examples of some common system configurations are
shown on the pages that follow, along with a description of
each.
Figure 1.1 - Ad Hoc Wireless LAN
An ad hoc wireless LAN is the simplest wireless LAN configuration. In a wireless LAN, using an ad hoc network operating system (such as Windows for Workgroups,
Windows 95, or Windows 98), all devices equipped with the
Wireless LAN Adapter can be linked together and communicate directly with each other.
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Figure 1.2 - Wireless Infrastructure
Access Point
(Root Unit)
Workstation
Workstation
In a wireless infrastructure, an Aironet Access Point is used
as a stand-alone root unit. The root unit is not attached to
any wired LAN (such as an Ethernet or Token Ring LAN),
but functions as a hub linking all stations together. This
configuration is similar to the ad hoc network, except the
Aironet Access Point serves as the focal point for communications. This increases the effective communication range
over the ad hoc LAN since both stations are not required to
be in direct communication range of each other.
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Figure 1.3 - Wireless Infrastructure with Workstations
Accessing a Wired LAN
File Server
Wired LAN
Aironet
Access Point
(Root Unit)
Workstation
Aironet
Access Point
(Root Unit)
Workstation
Workstation
A Micro-Cellular Network can be created by placing two or
more Aironet Access Points on a LAN.
The Aironet roaming protocols allow remote workstations to
move from one microcell domain to another. The process is
seamless and transparent. The connection to the file server
or host is maintained without disruption. This configuration
is useful with portable or mobile stations allowing them to
be directly connected to the wired network, even while moving about (roaming). When an infrastructure is configured
using multiple Aironet Access Points and/or repeaters, a
mobile station is automatically associated and re-associated to the Aironet Access Point which provides the best
performance. This is referred to as seamless roaming.
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Figure 1.4 - Extended Infrastructure Using Repeaters
File Server
Wired LAN
Aironet
Access Point
(Root Unit)
Workstation
Workstation
Aironet
Access Point
(Repeater)
Workstation
An Aironet Access Point can be configured as a standalone repeater to extend the range of your infrastructure, or
to overcome an RF blocking obstacle. The repeater forwards traffic between the Aironet 4000 Series Wireless LAN
Adapter equipped workstations and devices and the wired
LAN by sending packets to either another repeater or to
another Aironet Access Point attached to the wired LAN.
The data is sent through whichever route provides the
greatest performance for the client. Multiple repeater hops
can be supported in the path to the wired LAN.
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Coverage Options
The system architecture options of the wireless station and
Access Points provide for a variety of coverage alternatives
and flexibility. The system can be designed to provide a
wide coverage area with minimal overlap (Figure 1.5) or
coverage with heavy overlap (Figure 1.6). The latter
improves system performance and protection against downtime in the event of a component failure.
Figure 1.5 - Minimal Overlap Coverage Option
Wired LAN
By arranging the Access Points so the overlap in coverage
area is minimized, a large area can be covered with minimal
system cost. The total bandwidth available to each mobile
station will depend on the amount of data each mobile station desires to transfer and the number of stations located in
each cell. Seamless roaming is supported as a mobile station moves in and out of range of each Access Point,
thereby maintaining a constant connection to the wired
LAN. Each Access Point (and Wireless LAN Adapter) must
be configured with the same Service Set Identifier (SSID) in
order to provide the roaming capability.
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Figure 1.6 - Heavy Overlap Coverage Option
Wired LAN
By arranging the Access Points so the overlap in coverage
area is nearly maximized, a large number of mobile stations
can be supported in the same wireless infrastructure. However, units in overlapping coverage areas on the same
frequency will detect adjacent cell traffic and delay transmissions that cause collisions. This reduces the aggregate
radio system throughput. Heavy cell overlap is not recommended for maximum system throughput. Due to the redundancy in coverage overlap, system access is not lost in the
event of an Access Point failure. Upon failure of the Access
Point, the station will automatically roam to an operational
Access Point. With this architecture, all Access Points and
PC Card units must be configured with the same Service
Set Identifier (SSID).
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Figure 1.7 - Multiple Overlapping Systems Coverage
Option
Wired LAN 2
Wired LAN 1
Multiple systems can operate in the same vicinity. The
architecture provides multiple channels, which can exist in
the same area with virtually no interference to each other. In
this mode, each system must be configured with different
Service Set Identifiers (SSID) and different channels, which
prevent clients from roaming to Access Points of a different
wireless system.
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Section 2
Installing the Hardware
This section describes the procedures for installing the
Wireless LAN Adapter.
Here’s what you’ll find in this section:
•
Before You Start
•
Installing the Wireless LAN Adapter
•
Configuring the DIP Switches (ISA Only)
•
Attaching the Antenna
•
Viewing the Indicator Displays
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Installing the Hardware
Before You Start
For the Wireless LAN Adapter to be used with a computing
device, the device must be equipped with a PC/AT, ISA, or
PCI slot. Please follow the manufacturers guidelines for
installing the software as well as installing the Wireless LAN
Adapter.
After unpacking the Wireless LAN Adapter, make sure the
following items are present and in good condition:
•
Wireless LAN Adapter (ISA or PCI)
•
Standard 2 dBi dipole antenna
•
Software Driver Diskette
If any item is damaged or missing, contact your Aironet
supplier. Save all shipping and packing material in order to
repack the unit should service be required.
NOTE: Any remote antenna and its associated wiring are
ordered and packed separately.
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Figure 2.1 - Overview of the Wireless LAN Adapter
PnP/Non-PnP, IRQ Level and
Base Address DIP Switches
Antenna
Connector
Status and
Activity LEDs
ISA Card Edge
Connector
ISA3500
Antenna
Connector
PCI Card Edge
Connector
Status and
Activity LEDs
PCI3500
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Installing the Wireless LAN Adapter
NOTE: The following procedures and physical
connections apply generally to normal and conventional
slots. In the cases of custom or non-conventional
equipment, be alert to possible differences in slot
configurations.
Installation
1. Power off all computer system components.
2. Remove the CPU cover.
3. Remove the screw from the top of the CPU back
panel. This screw is used to hold the metal bracket
on the back panel.
CAUTION: Static electricity can be destructive.
Discharge by touching a metal part of a grounded unit
before removing the Wireless LAN Adapter from the antistatic packaging.
4. Tilt the Wireless LAN Adapter to allow the antenna
connector and LED lights to slip through the opening in the CPU back panel.
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5. Press the Wireless LAN Adapter into an empty slot until
its connector is firmly seated.
CAUTION: Do not force the Wireless LAN Adapter into
the slot. Forcing it will damage both the Wireless LAN
Adapter and the slot. If the Wireless LAN Adapter does
not go in easily, remove the card and re-insert.
ISA
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PCI
6. Reinstall the screw to the top of the CPU back panel.
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Configuring the DIP Switches
(ISA Only)
The ISA Wireless LAN Adapter contains DIP switches for
setting the Plug and Play Mode (PnP), Base Address, and
Interrupt Levels (IRQ). The switches have been factory set
for PnP before shipment (this is the recommended setting).
Expansion cards cannot share the same Base Address or
IRQ. Check the switch settings on the ISA Wirelss LAN
Adapter to ensure they do not conflict with other expansion
cards in the computer.
1
IRQ Level
ON
2
3
Base Address
4
5
PnP
6
Defaults
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Base Address
The Wireless LAN Adapter uses 64 bytes of shared
memory space with a base address that can be set to
any boundary between 0xC000 and 0xDE00. The
default factory setting is 0xD000. The Base Address is
controlled through DIP switches 4 and 5.
DIP Switch
6
On (Non-PnP)
Off (PnP)
NOTE: When PnP is selected, the information in the
table below will read “Don’t Care”.
DIP Switch
Base Address
5
4
On
On
140
On
Off
180
Off
On
300
Off
Off
340
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IRQ Level
The IRQ level is selected through DIP switches 1-3. The
table below shows the switch position settings required
for different IRQ levels.
NOTE: When PnP is selected, the information in the
table below will read “Don’t Care”.
DIP Switch
IRQ Level
3
2
1
On
On
On
5
On
On
Off
7
On
Off
On
9
On
Off
Off
10
Off
On
On
11
Off
On
Off
12
Off
Off
On
14
Off
Off
Off
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Attaching the Antenna
The Wireless LAN Adapter comes with one 2 dBi dipole
antenna.
With the unit powered off, attach the antenna to the antenna
connector on the Wireless LAN Adapter.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten; finger tight is sufficient.
Position the antenna vertically for best omni-directional
signal reception.
NOTE: Due to FCC and DOC Regulations, the antenna
connector on the Wireless LAN Adapter is of reverse
polarity to the standard TNC connectors.
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Viewing the Indicator Displays
The indicators are a set of displays located on the
Wireless LAN Adapter.
•
Status Indicator – Shows solid green when the Aironet
Access Point has accepted a radio association.
•
Radio Indicator – Used to indicate radio traffic activity.
The light is normally off, but will blink amber whenever a
packet is received or transmitted over the radio.
When the Wireless LAN Adapter is initially powered up, the
displays will blink amber and then green, in sequence. If a
power-on test fails, the status indicator will go solid and the
unit will stop functioning. See Table 2.1 for a detailed explanation of the indicators.
Status
Radio
ISA
PCI
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Table 2.1 – Indicator Description
Type
Indicator Display
Status
(Green)
Description
Radio
(Amber)
Nonassociated Node
Blinking
Fast
Blinking
Fast
No nodes associated
Associated/
Operational
Blinking
Slow
Blinking
when
transmitting
and/or
receiving
One or more nodes
associated
Firmware
Upgrade
Solid
Solid
Firmware upgrading
Bad Firmware
3 blinks,
pause
Need new firmware to
load
Bad
Configuration
1 blink,
pause,
2 blinks,
pause
Host sent bad
parameters
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Section 3
Installing the Software
The Wireless LAN Adapter is supplied with PACKET,
NDIS2, NDIS3 and ODI drivers allowing operation under
DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows NT, and Novell Netware. The
Wireless LAN Adapter is fully IEEE 802.11 compliant.
Driver Overview
The Wireless LAN Adapter is shipped with two diskettes:
•
WinDGS diagnostics diskette
•
Aironet driver diskette
This section covers the drivers. The utilities are discussed in
Section 4 – Utilities.
The DOS, Windows 3.x and Windows for Workgroups
based drivers must have a configuration file created (or
edited) with an ASCII text editor. Installation of each driver
is discussed in the following tables.
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The driver disk shipped with the Wireless LAN Adapter is
organized as follows:
Table 3.1 - Driver Disk Structure
README.TXT
Contains latest information about the disk
contents
DIAG
Directory containing utilities
FLSH3545.COM
NDIS2
Flash firmware
Directory containing NDIS2 driver files
AWC2N45C.DOS
NDIS2 driver
OEMSETUP.INF
NDIS2 compatible install file for MicroSoft
Windows for Workgroups
PROTOCOL.INI
The required configuration file for the NDIS2
driver. The PROTOCOL.INI file on the diskette
provides sample entries for operation in
Infrastructure Mode.
PROTOCOL.AHC
Sample PROTOCOL.INI file with entries for
Ad Hoc Mode
PKT
Directory containing DOS packet driver files
AWCP45C.COM
DOS based packet driver
AWCPKT.INI
The required configuration file for the Packet
driver. The AWCPKT.INI file on the diskette
has sample entries for operation in
Infrastructure Mode.
AWCPKT.AHC
Sample AWCPKT.INI file with entries for
Ad Hoc Mode.
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NDIS3 (4500 Series)
Directory containing NDIS3 driver files
PC4500.INF
WIN95/98 install file
PC4500.SYS
NDIS3 driver
PC4500.DLL
NDIS3 library
VXD4500.VXD
Virtual device driver for Aironet WinDGS utility
OEMSETUP.INF
WIN NT install file
ODI
Directory containing ODI driver files
AWCO45C.COM
DOS based ODI driver
NET.CFG
The required configuration file for ODI. The
NET.CFG file on the drive diskette contains
sample entries for operation in Infrastructure
Mode.
NDIS3 (4800 Series)
Directory containing NDIS3 driver files
PC4800.INF
WIN95/98 install file
PC4800.SYS
NDIS3 driver
PC4800.DLL
NDIS3 library
VXD4800.VXD
Virtual device driver for Aironet WinDGS utility
OEMSETUP.INF
WIN NT install file
ODI
Directory containing ODI driver files
AWCO45C.COM
DOS based ODI driver
NET.CFG
The required configuration file for ODI. The
NET.CFG file on the drive diskette contains
sample entries for operation in Infrastructure
Mode.
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Windows 95 or Windows 98 NDIS3
Installation
To complete the installation of the Wireless LAN Adapter
using Windows 95 or Windows 98:
NOTE: Expansion cards cannot share the same Base
Address or IRQ. Check the switch settings on the
ISA4500 or ISA4800 to ensure they do not conflict with
other expansion cards in the computer.
NOTE: PnP must be enabled. See “Configuring the DIP
Switches (ISA Only)” in Section 2.
1. Power on your computer and boot Windows.
2. Windows will display the New Hardware Found
dialog box.
3. When prompted for the manufacturer’s disk, insert
the disk provided with the adapter into the appropriate drive.
4. Type A:\NDIS3 at the prompt and press Enter.
5. Select the appropriate Infrastructure Mode and enter
the SSID of the wireless network.
6. Select the Bitrate parameters.
7. Press Enter.
8. Windows will prompt for the system disks. Enter the
correct network path.
9. Restart Windows after the files are copied. The
system will reboot and the installation will be
complete.
Choosing the adapter from the Network Icon and selecting
Properties will allow the setting of additional parameters.
See Driver Keywords and Settings for information.
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Windows NT NDIS3 Installation
To complete the installation of the Wireless LAN Adapter
using Windows NT:
NOTE: Expansion cards cannot share the same Base
Address or IRQ. Check the switch settings on the
ISA4500 or ISA4800 to ensure they do not conflict with
other expansion cards in the computer.
1. Shutdown the Windows NT workstation.
2. Insert the Wireless LAN Adapter into one of the slots.
NOTE: PnP must be enabled. See “Configuring the DIP
Switches (ISA Only)” in Section 2.
3. Power up the Windows NT workstation.
4. From the control panel, select the Network icon.
For Windows NT 4.xxx
For Windows NT 3.51
5. Select Adapters.
Select Add Adapters.
6. Select Add.
Select <Other> Require
disk from manufacturer
from the list of adapters.
7. Select Have Disk.
Select Continue.
8. Insert the driver disk provided with the adapter into
the appropriate drive.
9. Type A:\NDIS3 at the prompt and press Enter.
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10. Select OK when the dialog box shows the appropriate
Wireless LAN Adapter.
11. Select the appropriate parameters, such as Infrastructure Mode, SSID, and Bitrate.
12. Verify that the Interrupt and IO Base Address do not
conflict with other devices’ resources.
13. Select OK.
14. Select Close.
15. Add all other related network information if applicable
(IP address, DHCP, DNS, GATEWAY).
16. Select Yes to restart the workstation.
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Windows for Workgroups NDIS2
Installation
1. Power on your computer and start Windows for
Workgroups.
2. Go to the Network program group and click on Network
Set-Up.
3. Under Network Setup, choose Networks.....
4. Under Networks choose Install Microsoft Windows
Network. Select OK.
5. Under Network Setup, choose Drivers....
6. Under Network Drivers, choose Add Adapters.
7. If the drivers were already copied to the hard disk, they
will be displayed in the list.
8. Under Add Adapter, choose the appropriate Wireless
LAN Adapter. If it is not on the menu list, choose
Unlisted or Updated Network Driver. The Install
Driver pop up window will ask you for the Aironet driver
disk.
9. Place the driver disk in drive A:.
10. Type A:\NDIS2\ at the prompt and press Enter.
11. Choose the correct Aironet Adapter and click OK.
12. If the chosen adapter is displayed in the Network
Drivers, click on Setup.
13. Select the appropriate parameters, such as Infrastructure Mode, SSID, and Bitrate.
14. Exit Windows for Workgroups.
15. To modify the system parameters, edit the
PROTOCOL.INI file in the Windows directory.
16. Reboot your computer.
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DOS NDIS2 Installation
The Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter can be installed in a
NetBIOS compliant DOS environment such as MicroSoft
LAN Manager or PC LAN.
The installation of this driver includes creating or editing a
configuration file (PROTOCOL.INI).
It is required that this file contains the following lines:
Table 3.2 - Minimum PROTOCOL.INI Driver Settings
Infrastructure Mode
Ad Hoc Mode
[AW2N45C]
[AW2N45C]
DRIVERNAME=AWC2N45C$
DRIVERNAME=AWC2N45C$
If INFRASTRUCTURE is omitted
the default will be “ON”
INFRASTRUCTURE = “NO”
SSID = “your_SSID_here”
SSID = “your_SSID_here”
CHANNEL =<channel>
Additional variables defined in the following section may
also be used.
1. Power on your computer.
2. Copy the \NDIS2\AWC2N45C.DOS from the Aironet
Device Driver diskette to the directory containing the
network files.
3. Copy the PROTOCOL.INI file to the network directory
or merge statements from the Aironet supplied file into
your existing PROTOCOL.INI file.
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4. Modify the CONFIG.SYS file. After the line containing:
Device=PROTMAN.DOS, add Device=[drive:] [path]
AWC2N45C.DOS.
5. To modify the system parameters, edit the PROTOCOL.INI file in the network directory. For a list of parameters which can be modified, see Table 3.2.
6. Reboot your computer.
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DOS Packet Driver Installation
The installation of this driver includes creating or editing a
configuration file (AWCPKT.INI). It is required that this file
contain the following lines:
Table 3.3 - Minimum AWCPKT.INI Driver Settings
Infrastructure Mode
Ad Hoc Mode
[AWCPKT]
[AWCPKT]
If INFRASTRUCTURE is omitted the default will be “ON”
INFRASTRUCTURE = “NO”
SSID = “your_SSID_here”
SSID = “your_SSID_here”
CHANNEL =<channel>
Additional variables defined in the following section may
also be used.
The Wireless LAN Adapter can be installed in a DOS
environment using DOS IP stack products such as FTP
software.
1. Power on your computer.
2. Copy the \PKT\AWCP45C.COM file from the Aironet
Device Driver diskette to the directory containing the
network files.
3. Copy the AWCPKT.INI file from the Aironet Device
Driver diskette to the directory containing the Packet
driver.
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4. If you would like to modify the system parameters, edit
the AWCPKT.INI file. For a list of parameters which can
be modified, see Table 3.3.
5. Load the driver by typing AWCP45C [-cinuw]
<int_number> at the DOS prompt (i.e. AWCP45C
0x65) and press Enter.
NOTE: To unload the driver, type AWCP45C
–u <int_number> (i.e. AWCP45C –u 0x65).
6. Load the DOS IP stack.
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ODI Driver Installation
The Wireless LAN Adapter can be installed in an ODI
compliant DOS environment such as Novell NetWare.
Table 3.4 - Minimum NET.CFG Driver Settings
Infrastructure Mode
Link Driver AWCO45C
If INFRASTRUCTURE is omitted the default will be “ON”
SSID = “your_SSID_here”
CHANNEL = <channel> (only required in ad hoc mode)
1. Power on your computer.
2. Copy the \ODI\AWCO45C.COM driver from the Aironet
Driver diskette to the directory containing the network
files.
3. Copy the \ODI\NET.CFG file from the Aironet Driver
diskette or merge the Aironet supplied NET.CFG file
into your existing NET.CFG file in the network directory.
4. Modify the Wireless LAN Adapter system parameters
by editing the NET.CFG file. For a list of parameters
which can be modified, see Table 3.4.
5. Run the batch files created by the NetWare installation
disks or manually load the driver from AUTOEXEC.BAT
or the command line. This can be done by running LSL,
followed by AWCO45C, IPXODI, and NETX or VLM.
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General Information
•
AWCPKT.INI file must have a section header of
[AWCPKT].
•
PROTOCOL.INI file can have any section header, but
the section must contain the keyword and parameter
DRIVERNAME=“AWC2N45C$”.
•
NET.CFG file must have a section header of
[Link Driver AWCO45C].
NOTE: These lines may appear anywhere within a
section. Only the sections that contain these lines will be
parsed.
•
Multiple sections are supported.
•
Blank lines are supported.
•
Comments begin with semi-colon and may appear anywhere on a line.
•
Keywords can be upper or lower case and may be surrounded by white space if desired.
•
Any parameter that begins with “0x” will be assumed to
be hexadecimal. Any parameter that begins with a digit
(excluding the “0x” case) will be assumed to be decimal. Any parameter that begins with quotes will be
assumed to be a quoted string parameter. Any other
parameter will be assumed to be an unquoted string
parameter.
•
For PROTOCOL.INI string parameters, double quotes
are required around the string if the string contains any
special characters.
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NOTE: PROTOCOL.INI does not support some of the
white space characters in a quoted string. If a string
begins with an alphabetic character and contains no
special characters, the quotes may be omitted.
•
For Packet string parameters, the string can be
enclosed with double quotes or single quotes. If a string
is quoted, any character except a “null” and the quote
delimiter itself can occur between the quotes.
NOTE: If double quotes are used for a delimiter, a single
quote may appear in the string, and vise versa. If the
string begins with an alphabetic character and contains
no special characters, the quotes may be omitted.
•
For numeric parameters, the value can be hexadecimal
or decimal. Hexadecimal numbers must be preceded
with the characters “0x” but all characters can be upper
or lower case.
•
Mac address parameters are parsed as string parameters, therefore, the addresses must be enclosed in single or double quotes.
NOTE: The MAC address cannot be a multicast address.
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Driver Keywords and Settings
The default Wireless LAN Adapter configuration is set to:
•
Constant Awake Mode
•
Infrastructure Mode – This allows association with any
Aironet Access Point matching the SSID supplied by
the user
•
Receive directed packets to this address as well as
multicasts and broadcasts
•
Retry data packets up to 16 times before discarding the
frame
•
Retry RTS sequence up to 16 times before discarding
the frame
•
RTS exchange on all frames greater than 300 bytes
•
Fragment frames longer than 700 bytes
•
Kill fragmented transmit packets if not delivered in
5 seconds
•
Kill fragmented receive frames if not complete after
10 seconds
•
Active scanning with 3 Kµsec energy detect time and
20 Kµsec probe response wait timeout
•
Re-scan if eight beacons are consecutively missed
•
Send an Access Point keep-alive message every
10 seconds
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The following tables contain keywords and parameter settings common to both the NDIS2 PROTOCOL.INI, ODI
NET.CFG, and the PKT AWCPKT.INI configuration files.
Basic system operation can be adjusted with the following
parameters.
Table 3.5 - General Network Keywords
Keywords
Value
Description
AUTHENTICATION
OFF, PRIVACY
(WEP),
SHARED KEY
Optional – determines the level of
security of the wireless network.
BITRATES
1, 1&2_1,
1&2_2, 2
Allowed data bit rate and basic bit
rate. The allowed bit rate and basic
bit rate depend on the regulatory
body that controls the radio spectrum in the location in which the unit
is used.
DATA RETRY
8-32
Optional – specifies the number of
times a packet will be retried before
the packet is dropped and a transmit error is reported to the driver
(default is 16).
DIVERSITY
ON, OFF
Optional – specifies the transmit
diversity method to be used by the
Wireless LAN Adapter (default is
OFF).
INFRASTRUCTURE
ON, YES
OFF, NO
Optional – specifies whether system
operation uses an infrastructure or
peer-to-peer/ad hoc network
(default is ON, YES).
MAXIMUM
MULTICAST
2-16
NETWORK
ADDRESS
Any IEEE MAC
address except
broadcast and
multicast
3-16
Optional – this setting allows for
locally administered MAC
addresses by overriding the unique
MAC ID on the PC Card.
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NODEID
1 to 16 character
string
Optional – specifies a readable
name for the station.
POWER SAVING
MODE (PSP)
CAM, FASTPSP,
PSP, PSP-CAM
Optional – specifies a particular
operational mode (default is CAM).
CAM = Constant Awake Mode
PSP = Power Save Mode
FASTPSP = Fast Power Save Mode
Note: In Ad Hoc Mode,
ATIMDURATION must also be set.
RTS RETRY LIMIT
8-32
SPECIFIED AP-1
Any IEEE MAC
address except
broadcast and
multicast
Optional – forces association to one
of the specified Access Points.
SPECIFIED AP-2
Any IEEE MAC
address except
broadcast and
multicast
Optional – forces association to one
of the specified Access Points.
SPECIFIED AP-3
Any IEEE MAC
address except
broadcast and
multicast
Optional – forces association to one
of the specified Access Points.
SPECIFIED AP-4
Any IEEE MAC
address except
broadcast and
multicast
Optional – forces association to one
of the specified Access Points.
SSID-1
1 to 32 character
string
This parameter must match the
SSID of the system for proper infrastructure operation.
SSID-2
1 to 32 character
string
This parameter must match the
SSID of the system for proper infrastructure operation.
SSID-3
1 to 32 character
string
This parameter must match the
SSID of the system for proper infrastructure operation.
TRANSMIT POWER
1, 100, 20,
200, 5, 50
USE SAVED
CONFIGURATION
NO, YES
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Network performance can be optimized with the following
variables.
Table 3.6 - Advanced Network Keywords
Keywords
Value
Description
RTSTHRESHOLD
0 – 2312
Optional – specifies the minimum
frame size, in bytes, for which RTS/
CTS delivery will be used. Packets
longer than this value will be delivered using RTS/CTS handshaking
(default is 300).
TXMSDULIFETIME
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – specifies the maximum
time to attempt packet delivery
(default is 5,000 Kµsec
[5 seconds]).
RXMSDULIFETIME
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – specifies the maximum
time for receiving a fragmented
packet (default is 10,000 Kµsec
[10 seconds]).
TXPOWERLEVEL
0 – 250
Optional – selects the next highest
programmed power level for transmit in mW.
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Additional system performance adjustments can be made
with the following group of variables.
Table 3.7 - Fragmentation Keywords
Keywords
Value
Description
FRAGTHRESHOLD
256 – 2312 (must
be even)
Optional – specifies the fragmentation size in bytes. Frames longer
than this value will be transmitted
using multiple packets (default is
700).
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The Wireless LAN Adapter power management can be
adjusted with the following group of variables.
Table 3.8 - Power Management Keywords
Keywords
ATIMDURATION
Value
Between 0 and
less than the
beacon interval.
Description
Optional – ad hoc/IBSS only – specifies the length of time in Kµsec for
ATIMs following a beacon (this
value must be non-zero for PSP ad
hoc operation. 0 is Constant Awake
Mode (default is 5).
This value is only used when starting a new network. When joining a
network, the value currently in use
will be adopted.
SLEEPFORDTIM
ON, OFF
Optional – infrastructure with PSP
or Fast PSP Modes only – if ON, the
node is allowed to sleep through
DTIMs for extra power saving.
Broadcast and multicast traffic may
be missed (default is OFF).
LISTENTIME
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – infrastructure with PSP
or Fast PSP Modes only – determines how often to awaken for beacons. Note that the PC Card will
always awaken to receive DTIMs
when in PSP Mode, unless sleep for
DTIMs is set (default is 200 Kµsec
[200 ms]).
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Table 3.8 - Power Management Keywords (Continued)
Keywords
Value
Description
FASTLISTENTIME
0 – 0xFFFF
Determines how often to awaken for
beacons. Note that the PC Card will
always awaken to receive DTIMs
when in Fastpsp Mode (default is
100 Kµsec).
LISTENDECAY
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – infrastructure with PSP
or Fast PSP Modes only – rate at
which the listen interval grows. The
number of times to use the current
listen interval before doubling it.
Listen interval will begin at
FASTLINSTENTIME and eventually decay to LISTENTIME (default
is 2).
FASTLISTENDELAY
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – infrastructure with PSP
or Fast PSP Modes only – time to
delay immediately after a transmission before beginning at
FASTLISTENTIME (default is 200
Kµsec).
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Additional system performance adjustments can be made
with the following group of variables.
Table 3.9 - Scanning Keywords
Keywords
Value
Description
SCANMODE
ACTIVE,
PASSIVE,
ADVANCED
Optional – parameter to determine
the current scanning mode to be
used by the PC Card (default is
ACTIVE).
BEACONLISTENTO
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – for passive scanning
mode, determines the amount of
time (Kµsec) to listen for a beacon
on each channel (default is 40
Kµsec).
PROBEENERGYTO
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – for active scanning mode,
determines the amount of time to listen for RF energy following a probe
(default is 3 Kµsec).
PROBERESPONSETO
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – for active scanning mode,
determines the amount of time to
wait for a probe response after
energy is detected on a channel
(default is 20 Kµsec).
STATIONARY
ON, OFF,
YES, NO
Optional – indicates whether or not
the station is mobile (default is
OFF).
PROBEDELAY
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – indicates how long to wait
on a frequency before sending a
probe request (default is 3 Kµsec).
OFFSCANINTERVAL
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – how often to attempt to
use the “off line” scanning method to
search for new Access Points
(default is 0 which disables off line
scanning).
OFFSCANDURATION
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – how long to use the “off
line” scanning method during each
attempt (default is 0 which disables
off line scanning).
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Additional system performance adjustments can be made
with the following parameters.
Table 3.10 - Infrastructure Keywords
Keywords
Value
Description
BEACONLOSTTIME
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – determines the interval of
consecutively missed beacons
which will cause a re-scan (default is
500 Kµsec).
REFRESHINTERVAL
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – determines the amount of
time in seconds between refresh
packets to the Access Point. Use
0xFFFF to disable (default is 10,000
Kµsec [10 sec]).
SPECIFIEDAPTO
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – time in Kµsec to attempt
to associate to a specified Access
Point before searching for any available Access Points (with matching
SSID) (default is 10,000 Kµsec [10
sec]).
AUTHTIMEOUT
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – time to attempt to authenticate to an Access Point (default is
2,000 Kµsec [2 sec]).
AUTHTYPE
OFF, OPEN,
HAREDKEY,
ENCRYPTONLY
Optional – determines the level of
security of the wireless network
(default is OPEN).
ASSOCIATIONTO
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – indicates the maximum
amount of time the client will wait for
a response to an association
request from the Access Point
(default is 2,000 Kµsec [2 sec]).
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Ad hoc system operation is accomplished with the following
group of variables.
Table 3.11 - Ad Hoc Keywords
Keywords
Value
Description
JOINNETTO
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – determines the amount of
time that an ad hoc station will scan
before starting its own network
(default is 10,000 Kµsec [10 sec]).
BEACONPERIOD
0 – 0xFFFF
Optional – specifies the beaconing
interval in Kµsec. (default is 100
Kµsec).
DSCHANNEL
0-14
Optional – this parameter is valid
only for a node that starts a network.
This is the channel identifier specifying the frequency to communicate
on. For all other nodes, the radio will
scan for the proper frequency.
Default is 0, which will cause the
radio to pick a default channel
appropriate for its programmed
carrier set. Any other value (1-14)
will be validated against the
programmed carrier set and rejected
if invalid.
ATIMDURATION
Between 0 and
less than the
beacon interval
Ad hoc only – specifies the length of
time for ATIMs following a beacon
(this value must be non-zero for PSP
ad hoc operation) (default is 5).
This value is only used when starting a new network. When joining a
network, the value currently in use
will be adopted.
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Table 3.12 - Wireless LAN Adapter Keywords
Keywords
PORTBASE
Value
0 – 0xFFFF
PORT
INT
Description
Optional – specifies the starting
address for a block of 64 consecutive 16-bit I/O ports. Make sure the
block of I/O addresses does not
overlap the address of another
device in the machine. This can be
used to override a card service
assignment. If card services are not
used, this will default to 0x140.
Only valid in NET.CFG file (same as
PORTBASE).
2-15
Optional – specifies the hardware
interrupt the PC Card will use. The
Interrupt must be unique (i.e. not
used by another device in the
machine). This can be used to override a card service assignment. If
card services are not used, this will
default to 11.
IRQ
Same as INT.
SOCKET
0-7
Optional – If card services are used,
this keyword is ignored. If card services are not used, this is the PC
Card socket the PC Card is inserted
into (default is 0).
MEMORY
0xC000 –
0xDF00
Optional – If card services are used,
this keyword is ignored. If card services are not used, this is a block of
memory the driver will use to view
the PC Card CIS (default is
0xD000). In the NET.CFG file the
parameter is D0000, not 0xD000.
MEM
Same as MEMORY.
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Section 4
Utilities
This section describes procedures for using utilities and
updating firmware depending on the operating system
used.
See Appendix B for detailed configuration procedures for
WinDGS using Windows 95 or Windows 98.
Here’s what you will find in this section:
•
Using the utilities
•
Loading new firmware versions
Site Survey and Link Test
In order to perform a meaningful site survey, it is necessary
to conduct a test that will accurately model the intended use
of the system. It is important to perform a site survey using
equipment which is similar to that implemented. Items to be
surveyed are:
•
Transmit power
•
Antenna(s) type(s)
•
Antenna(s) location(s)
•
Packet (fragment) size
•
Interference
The site survey should be conducted with all variables set
to the operational values. It should also be performed during the time the RF link will generally be functioning with all
other systems and noise sources operational. For efficiency, the site survey application should be executed
entirely from the mobile station.
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The link test tool helps determine the RF network coverage.
The results of the link test will help eliminate low RF signal
level areas that can result in loss of connection between the
Wireless LAN Adapter and the Aironet Access Point.
It is important to remember the information being displayed
is from the Aironet Access Point viewpoint. Therefore,
packets sent are from the Aironet Access Point to the Wireless LAN Adapter client. Packets received are from the
Wireless LAN Adapter to the Aironet Access Point. Signal
quality is an estimate of the signal strength recorded at the
time of packet reception by the radio.
Using Windows 3.11 or DOS to Perform a Link Test
Using Telnet
Link test using telnet is a useful tool for determining:
•
Coverage range of an Access Point
•
Communication range of stations/mobile stations
To perform the link test using a telnet session:
1. Install the drivers.
2. Configure the drivers for network operation.
3. Ensure unique IP assignments of the Wireless LAN
Adapter and Aironet Access Point.
4. Set up an Aironet Access Point for the intended
operation (set fragmentation thresholds, RTS
thresholds, etc.)
5. Start the operating system on the station.
6. Configure the adapter.
7. Make sure the station is associated to the Aironet
Access Point.
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8. Start a telnet session on the station to the Aironet
Access Point. Depending on the system in use, the
telnet application may have logging and note taking
capability. If so, enable these modes.
9. Navigate through the Aironet Access Point menu to
the link test option. See the appropriate Access
Point Technical Reference Manual for more information.
10. Set up the test options to accurately model the
system.
11. Set the test for continuous operation with a
1 second delay.
12. Begin traversing the area around the Aironet
Access Point to determine its coverage. If logging
and notes are not possible with the telnet application, maintain a manual log.
The telnet session packets are interspersed with test
packets which may have the effect of increasing the
round trip time for some frames. The link test will show
progress changes as the test is being conducted.
The first time delivery success rate for the packet may
not be important for transaction based systems and can
result in a slightly larger range. Using longer packets
can provide some degree of safety margin in the range
estimate.
NOTE: Roundtrip time will be effected by the telnet
session maintenance.
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Utilities
Using Windows 95 or Windows 98 to Perform a
Link Test
You may use either:
•
Telnet
•
The link test or site survey commands in WinDGS
•
Linkscope
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Utilities
Link Test Command in WinDGS
WinDGS may be used to assess the performance of RF
links. TCP/IP protocol must be installed to run this link test.
See the Help section of Windows 95/98/NT for more information on installing and setting up TCP/IP. An IP address
must also be configured for the Access Point.
1. From the link test command menu, enter the following
parameters:
•
IP address of Aironet Access Point:
This parameter specifies the IP address of the
Access Point with which you want to test the RF link.
Set this value before running the link test.
•
Number of Packets:
This parameter specifies the number of packets the
link test will attempt to send. The display will show
the number of packets of the specified size that are
successfully transmitted and received. This parameter is ignored if Continuous Link Test is selected.
•
Packet Size:
This parameter specifies the size of the data packet
to be sent to the Aironet Access Point. Be aware that
the TCP/IP stack that comes with Windows 95 will
fragment packets greater than 512 bytes. Therefore,
the number of packets transmitted will not match the
number of packets received (even if none are lost) if
the packet size is greater than 512 bytes.
•
Continuous Link Test:
Selecting this item causes the link test to run continuously until Stop, OK, or Cancel is selected. The
Number of Packets parameter is ignored if Continuous Link Test is selected.
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Utilities
2. Once the parameters have been entered, click on the
Start button at the bottom of the dialog box to start the
link test. When the link test is running, necessary statistics will be displayed and updated periodically.
3. To stop the link test, click on Stop, OK, or Cancel at the
bottom of the dialog box. Once the link test has sent the
number of packets specified, the Stop button will toggle
back to a Start button.
Linkscope
Linkscope provides a graphical display of:
•
Signal Quality
•
Signal Strength
Linkscope determines the performance of the RF link
between a Wireless LAN Adapter and an Aironet
Access Point. Any Windows 95, Windows 98, or
Windows NT unit associated to an Aironet Access Point
can run the linkscope test.
Signal strength is displayed along the vertical axis of
the graphical display. Signal quality is displayed along
the horizontal axis. The combined result is represented
by a diagonal line. The Aironet Access Point associating with the Wireless LAN Adapter is indicated along
the bottom of the display as well as its MAC address.
For more information on the Aironet Access Point testing procedures, see the appropriate Access Point
Technical Reference Manual.
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Utilities
Loading New Firmware
Versions
The firmware is contained in the card’s flash memory. Flash
memory allows for easy updating of the firmware as necessary.
Upgrading Firmware for Windows 95,
Windows 98, or Windows NT
The WinDGS program is used to load new firmware.
To load new firmware:
1. Make sure the Wireless LAN Adapter is up and running.
2. Select Commands.
3. Select Load New Firmware.
4. Select Look In....Use the drop down button to select
the appropriate path and image file.
5. Select Open. This will flash the card with the selected
image.
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Utilities
Loading Firmware for Windows 3.11
and DOS
The FLSH3545.COM program is used to load new firmware
to systems operating under DOS and Windows 3.11.
To load new firmware:
1. Before upgrading the firmware, uninstall the driver or
reboot the computer and do not load the driver during
the boot process.
2. Type FLSH3545 at the DOS prompt.
3. Enter the option (see Table below).
4. Type the filename of the new firmware.
5. Press Enter.
Utility
Description
-p
Specifies the starting address for a block of 64 consecutive 16-bit I/O ports. Make sure the block of I/O
addresses does not overlap the address of another
device in the machine. This can be used to override
a card service assignment. If card services are not
used, this will default to 0x140.
-s
Optional – If card services are used, this parameter
is ignored. If card services are not used, this is the
PC Card socket the PC Card is inserted into
(default is 0).
-m
If card services are used, this parameter is ignored.
If card services are not used, this is a block of memory the driver will use to view the PC Card CIS
(default is 0xD000).
-q
Quiet Mode, no messages will appear while flash
upgrade is in progress.
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Error Messages and Trouble Shooting
Section 5
Error Messages and Trouble
Shooting
The Wireless LAN Adapter provides LED messages and
error codes. This section provides the general procedures
for correcting common problems encountered when installing the Wireless LAN Adapter
system.
Indicator LEDs
The Wireless LAN Adapter has two indicator LEDs (green
and amber) located on the back of the card.
The green indicator is the Link Integrity/Power LED. It lights
when the card is receiving power and flashes slowly when
the Wireless LAN Adapter is linked with the network.
The amber indicator is the Link Activity LED. It flashes when
the Wireless LAN Adapter is receiving or transmitting data
or in a pattern to indicate an error condition.
See Tables 5.1 and 5.2 for an explanation of the LED
Messages.
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Error Messages and Trouble Shooting
Table 5.1 – Green LED Operating Messages
Green LED
Condition
Off
No power or error
Blinking Quickly
Power on, self-test OK, scanning for network
Blinking Slowly
Associated with an infrastructure network
Table 5.2 – Amber LED Operating Messages
Amber LED
Green LED
Condition
Blinking
Continuously on or
flashing slowly
Wireless LAN Adapter is
transmitting or receiving
data while associated with
an Access Point
Blinking in a Pattern
Continuously on
Indicates an error
condition
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Error Messages and Trouble Shooting
If Your Radio Fails to Establish Contact
•
Change your location or the location of the antenna by
a few feet and try again.
•
Make sure the antenna is securely attached.
•
Make sure the Wireless LAN Adapter is securely
inserted in the slot.
•
Make sure the receiving equipment is turned on and
operating.
•
Make sure the receiving equipment is properly connected to the host computer.
•
Check that all parameters are set properly for both the
Wireless LAN Adapter and the Aironet Access Point.
If the radio fails to establish contact, contact Aironet
Technical Support for additional assistance:
Phone
Fax
e-mail
- (330) 664-7903
- (330) 664-7990
- [email protected]
http://www. aironet.com
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Error Messages and Trouble Shooting
5-4
Wireless LAN Adapter Specifications
Appendix A
Wireless LAN Adapter
Specifications
LAN Drivers Supported
Table A.1 – Supported Drivers
Protocol
Operating System
ODI
DOS based driver for Novell Netware
NDIS 2
MS DOS, Windows 3.xx
NDIS 3
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
Packet
MS DOS, Windows 3.xx
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Wireless LAN Adapter Specifications
Radio Specifications
Table A.2 – Radio Specifications
Item
Specification
Description
Radio Type
Direct Sequence
2.4 GHz ISM Band
Operating
Frequency
2400-2497
North American, ETSI, and
Japan channel coverage,
factory configurable
FCC ID
(ISA4500)
FCC approval
(PCI4500)
(ISA4800)
(PCI4800)
Channeling
1 MHz increments
Programmable for IEEE 802.11
Type of Modulation
BPSK 1 Mb (4500)
QPSK 2 Mb
IEEE 802.11 FHSS
BPSK 1 Mb(4800)
QPSK 2 Mb
CCK 5.5 and 11 Mb/s
Power Output
(North American
Configuration)
100 mW
Meets FCC Part 15.247
requirements
Antenna Type
1 External
2 dBi Dipole
Mating Antenna
Connector
R-TNC
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Wireless LAN Adapter Specifications
Power Requirements
Table A.3 – Power Requirements
Specification
Value
Operational Voltage
5.0V ±0.25 Volts
Receive Mode Current
500 mA (4500)
150 mA (4800)
High Power Transmit Mode
Current
800 mA (4500)
150 mA (4800)
Physical Specifications
Table A.4 – Physical Characteristics
Item
Description
ISA
PCI
Size
16.1 cm x 8.1 cm x 1.3 cm
(6.3 in. x 3.2 in. x .5 in)
14.7 cm x 8.1 cm x 1.3 cm
(5.8 in. x 3.2 in. x .5 in)
Weight
.13 Kg (4.6 oz.)
Operating Temperature
0° C to 70° C minimum
(32° F to 158° F)
Storage Temperature
-40° C to +85° C
(-40° F to 185° F)
Humidity,
Non-Condensing
95%
ESD
15kV (human body model)
Connectors
ISA or PCI card edge
Status Indicators
Green and Amber LEDs – link association/activity
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Wireless LAN Adapter Specifications
A-4
Using the WinDGS Utility
Appendix B
Using the WinDGS Utility
WinDGS is used to perform user level diagnostics on your
Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter Card in the Windows 95,
Windows 98, or Windows NT operating system environment.
Commands Menu
The Commands Menu includes:
•
Select Card
•
Loading New Firmware
•
Edit Properties
•
Statistics
•
Status
•
Link test
•
Site Survey
•
Radio Off/On
•
Exit
Select Card
This allows another installed Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter
to be chosen. The property screens will change to reflect
the parameters specific to each card type.
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Commands Menu
Load New Firmware
See Section 4 – Utilities for more information on loading
and upgrading firmware versions.
Edit Properties
WinDGS allows you to change the configuration parameters
of your currently installed Wireless LAN Adapter. Depending on the preferences you have set, WinDGS can save the
current properties to the registry. See Save Properties
Options for more information.
Statistics
The Statistics screen shows the current statistics from the
Wireless LAN Adapter. Statistics are updated at the rate
specified by the Screen Update Timer. Clear the current
statistics by clicking on Reset. Exit the Statistics screen by
clicking on OK, or by clicking on the X in the upper right
hand corner of the dialog box.
Status
The Status screen shows the current status from the Wireless LAN Adapter. Status is updated at the rate specified by
the Screen Update Timer. Exit the Status screen by clicking
on OK, or by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner
of the dialog box.
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Commands Menu
Link Test
See Section 4 – Utilities for information on using link test.
Site Survey
See Section 4 – Utilities for information on using site
survey.
Radio Off/On
Radio Off/On allows you to selectively turn off or on the
power to the radio. Turning the radio off prevents all RF
energy from being transmitted by the Wireless LAN
Adapter.
Exit
Closes all windows and exits WinDGS.
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Commands Menu
Options Menu
The Options Menu includes:
•
Preferences
•
Screen Update Timer
•
Save Properties Options
Preferences
The WinDGS Preferences allow you to customize various
parameters that control the operation of WinDGS. For
example, you can set the rate at which the values are
updated in the status and statistics screens via the Screen
Update Timer. You can also set the Save Properties
Options, which controls what is done with changes to the
current settings.
Screen Update Timer
The Screen Update Timer controls how often the statistics
and status screens are updated. The screen can be
updated in one second increments, from once a second to
once every 60 seconds. The default is once every five seconds. You can use either the edit box or the slider to change
this value.
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Edit Parameters
Save Properties Options
Use Save Properties Options to select the default operations for saving the current adapter configuration. Choose
either:
•
Save Properties to the Registry: This option allows
you to save the configuration to the Windows Registry.
The configuration will be restored the next time you
reboot.
•
Save Properties to the Adapter: This option saves the
current configuration to non-volatile memory in the
adapter.
•
Always Prompt the User: This option will prompt the
user to save the current settings to the Registry. If the
box is not checked, the operation will default to “Save
Properties to the Registry”.
Edit Parameters
The Wireless LAN Adapter Parameters include:
•
System Parameters
•
Network Parameters
•
RF Network Parameters
•
Advanced (Infrastructure or Ad Hoc)
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Edit Parameters
System Parameters
System parameters include:
•
Name
•
SSID
•
Network Type (Infrastructure or Ad Hoc)
•
Constant Awake Mode (CAM)
•
Power Save Mode
•
Fast Power Save Mode
Name
The station name is displayed in the table of connected
devices on the Access Point. It provides a logical name
to determine which machines are connected without
having to memorize every MAC address. The name can
be up to 16 characters.
SSID
The Service Set Identifier (SSID) controls access to a
given wireless network. This value MUST match the
SSID of any/all Access Points that you want to communicate with. If the value does not match, access to the
system is not granted. The SSID can be up to 32 characters (case sensitive).
Network type (Infrastructure Mode)
This mode is used to set up a connection to a wired
network, such as Ethernet or Token Ring. This mode
requires an Access Point to gain access to the wired
network.
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Edit Parameters
Network type (Ad Hoc Mode)
This mode is used to set up a small, temporary network
between two or more computers. For example, you
might set up an ad hoc network between computers in
a conference room so users can share information in a
meeting.
Constant Awake Mode (CAM)
Constant Awake Mode is the normal mode for desktop
machines or other machines where power consumption
is not an issue. It keeps the radio powered up continuously so there is little latency for responding to
messages. This mode is recommended for devices
where high availability is desired.
Power Save Mode
Power Save Mode is recommended for devices where
power consumption is a major concern, such as small
battery powered devices. Power Save Mode causes the
Access Point to buffer incoming messages. The Wireless LAN Adapter must wake up periodically and poll
the Access Point to see if there are any buffered messages waiting. The Wireless LAN Adapter can request
each message and then go back to sleep.
Fast Power Save Mode
Fast Power Save Mode (Fast PSP Mode) switches
between PSP and CAM based on network traffic. When
retrieving a high number of packets, Fast PSP Mode will
switch to CAM to retrieve the packets. Once the packets
are retrieved, it switches back to PSP.
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Edit Parameters
Network Parameters
User modifiable parameters are limited to the choice of
MAC Address:
•
Factory MAC Address: This is the default MAC
address which is guaranteed to be unique. Unless you
have a very good reason to define your own MAC
address, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that you
use the factory MAC address.
•
User Defined MAC Address: If you must define your
own MAC address, you can enter it here. If you do not
use a unique value, you may not be able to communicate to your wired network or you may disrupt other network devices. For this reason, it is STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED that you use the factory MAC
address. The MAC address is 12 hexadecimal digits.
You do not need to use delimiters, but you can use
spaces or the colon character.
RF Network Parameters
RF Network Parameters include:
•
Fragment Threshold: This parameter defines a threshold above which the RF packet will be split up or fragmented. If a packet is fragmented or transmission of
part of it is interfered with, only the portion that was
unsuccessful would need to be re-sent. The throughput
will generally be lower for fragmented packets since the
fixed packet overhead consumes a higher portion of the
RF bandwidth.
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Edit Parameters
•
Data Retries: This parameter defines the number of
times a packet will be re-sent if the initial transmission is
unsuccessful. If the network protocol automatically retries itself, set this to a small value. A “bad” packet status will be sent up the protocol stack more quickly so
the application can re-transmit the packet.
•
Basic Data Rate: This parameter determines the data
rate used to transfer all management frames by the client device when associated within a given Basic Service Set (BSS). When operating in Infrastructure Mode,
this parameter should be set to correspond to the
Access Point setting. When operating in Ad Hoc Mode,
all stations should have the same setting.
Model
•
Allowable Selections
4500
1 Mbps or 2 Mbps
4800
1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, or 11 Mbps
Supported Data Rates: This parameter specifies the
data rates that will be supported by a given radio device
in the BSS.
Model
Allowable Selections
4500
1 Mbps, 1_2 Mbps, or 2 Mbps
4800
1 Mbps, 1_2 Mbps, 1_5.5 Mbps, 1_11 Mbps
2 Mbps, 2_5.5 Mbps, 2_11 Mbps,
5.5 Mbps, 5.5_11 Mbps, or 11 Mbps
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Edit Parameters
Advanced (Infrastructure)
The following parameters are contained in both the Infrastructure and Ad Hoc Modes:
•
Specified Access Point
•
RTS Threshold
•
RTS Retry Limit
Specified Access Point
This parameter is the MAC address of the preferred
Access Point you want to associate with. It is important
to note that if you specify the Access Point, you MAY
associate to another Access Point if the Specified
Access Point is not found. If you roam out of range, you
will probably associate with another Access Point.
Setting a Specified Access Point will slow down the
roaming process. Thus, for normal operation for the
majority of users, leave this field blank.
RTS Threshold
This parameter controls what size data packet the low
level RF protocol issues to an RTS packet. There are
several trade-offs to consider when setting this
parameter. Setting this parameter to a small value
causes RTS packets to be sent more often, consuming
more of the available bandwidth, therefore reducing the
apparent throughput of other network packets. However, the more often RTS packets are sent, the quicker
the system can recover from interference or collisions.
Refer to the IEEE 802.11 Standard for more information
on the RTS/CTS mechanism.
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Edit Parameters
RTS Retry Limit
This parameter controls the number of times the Wireless LAN Adapter will re-send the RTS packet if it does
not receive a CTS from the previously sent RTS packet.
Setting this to a large value will decrease the available
bandwidth whenever interference is encountered, but
will make the system more immune to interference and
collisions. Refer to the IEEE 802.11 Standard for more
information on the RTS/CTS mechanism.
Advanced (Ad Hoc/IBSS)
In Ad Hoc Mode, you can also modify the following
parameters:
•
Channel
•
Beacon Period
•
Wake Duration
Channel
This parameter specifies the channel identifier the unit
will use if it must start its own network. For all other situations, the radio will scan for the proper frequency. See
Appendix C for channel identifier parameters.
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Edit Parameters
Beacon Period
This parameter specifies the duration between beacon
packets that are used by IEEE 802.11 systems to
synchronize the “hops” (change to another frequency).
The beacon packet contains timing information and hop
pattern information that is broadcast over the airwaves.
Any station that can hear the beacon packet can then
synchronize their internal timer so that it can hop at the
correct time. The default beacon period is one-half of
the dwell period so two beacons are transmitted per
hop dwell period (default is 100 Kµsec). Refer to the
IEEE 802.11 Standard for more information on the
timing and scanning.
Wake Duration
This parameter specifies the amount of time per Hop
Dwell Period that the adapter stays awake listening for
data packets. This is only used in Power Save Mode.
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Appendix C
Appendix C
Manufacturers Federal Communication Commission
Declaration of Conformity Statement
Models: ISA4500, ISA4800, PCI4500, PCI4800
Manufacturer:
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
Aironet Wireless Communications, Inc.
3875 Embassy Parkway
Akron, OH 44333-8357
330-664-7900
This device complies with Part 15 rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a residential environment. This equipment generates, uses, and radiates radio frequency energy, and if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to correct the interference by one of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from which
the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio\TV technician.
User Warning
The Part 15 radio device operates on a non-interference basis with other devices
operating at this frequency. Any changes or modification to said product not
expressly approved by Aironet could void the user’s authority to operate this
device.
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Appendix C
Department of Communications—Canada
Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B Digital apparatus meets all the requirements of the Canadian
Interference - Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe B respecte les exigences du
Reglement sur le material broilleur du Canada.
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry of Canada. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and 2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The device is certified to the requirements of RSS-139-1 for 2.4 GHz
spread spectrum devices. The use of this device in a system operating
either partially or completely outdoors may require the user to obtain a
license for the system according to the Canadian regulations. For further
information, contact your local Industry Canada office.
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Appendix C
European Telecommunication Standards Institute
Statement of Compliance
Information to User
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the European
Telecommunications Standard ETS 300.328. This standard covers
Wideband Data Transmission Systems referred in CEPT recommendation
T/R 10.01.
This type accepted equipment is designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in
a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
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Appendix C
Declaration of Conformity
Aironet Model Number:
ISA4500, PCI4500
Radio CE Type Certificate Number:
Radio Type Approval Examiniation Number:
Application of Council Directive:
Application of Council Directive:
BCL/EC/98-0309/B
CPC/ARLAN/DK/9815
89/336/EEC
72/23/EEC
Standards which Conformity is Declared:
EN 55022 (B)
EN 55011 (B)
EN 50082-1
EN 60950
Manufacturer:
Aironet Wireless Communication
3875 Embassy Parkway
Akron, OH 44333
The undersigned hereby declares the above specified equipment
conforms to the above Directives and standards.
®
Michael Smedley
Director, Manufacturing Engineering
Aironet Wireless Communications, Inc.
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Appendix C
Declaration of Conformity
Aironet Model Number:
ISA4800, PCI4800
Radio CE Type Certificate Number:
Radio Type Approval Examiniation Number:
Application of Council Directive:
Application of Council Directive:
89/336/EEC
72/23/EEC
Standards which Conformity is Declared:
EN 55022 (B)
EN 55011 (B)
EN 50082-1
EN 60950
Manufacturer:
Aironet Wireless Communication
3875 Embassy Parkway
Akron, OH 44333
The undersigned hereby declares the above specified equipment
conforms to the above Directives and standards.
®
Michael Smedley
Director, Manufacturing Engineering
Aironet Wireless Communications, Inc.
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Appendix C
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Appendix D
Appendix D
Technical Support
Communications
Use the following information to contact the Aironet
Technical Support group:
Telephone - (330) 664-7903
Fax (330) 664-7990
e-mail [email protected]
Web Site
For additional product information and technical
support, including the capability to download new firmware and drivers, use the Aironet web site at:
http://www.aironet.com
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