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DirecWay DW4000 User guide
User Guide
for LAN Client
Configuration Utility
INTERNET
HOST
CLIENTS
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LCCU only supported on two-way systems
The LAN Client Configuration Utility (LCCU)
feature is intended only for use with a
DIRECWAY Two-Way satellite connection. ICS
will function with a DIRECWAY One-Way
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
How do I get a copy of the LCCU? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The LCCU optimizes settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Administrator privileges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Additional help resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2 Running the LCCU on clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Running the LCCU from the icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
LCCU and the DIRECWAY proxy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Confirm that DIRECWAY is installed on host computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Confirm that the browser is configured on the host computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Configuring Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Configuring Netscape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Configuring Mozilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Check the LAN connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Starting the LCCU from MS-DOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Chapter 3 Restore or reconfigure settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Restoring settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Introduction
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The DIRECWAY® LAN Client Configuration
Utility (LCCU) enhances the performance of the
PCs on a LAN accessing the Internet via a
DW4000 Two-Way, or via a DW4020 or other
self-hosted system. It works on Windows 98, 98
SE, ME, NT, 2000 Professional, and XP systems.
The LCCU must be run for each user profile on
each client computer. If there are no user profiles
on the client it is just run on that client once.
How do I get a
copy of the LCCU?
A ZIP file containing the LCCU can be
downloaded from www.mydirecway.com. Follow
the on-screen instructions to download the file to a
diskette. Then go to the diskette directory where
the ZIP file is located, double-click on it, and
follow the on-screen instructions to unzip it. You
need to download the LCCU to a diskette because
you must run it on each individual client computer.
The LCCU
optimizes settings
The LCCU optimizes the TCP/IP and browser
settings to improve Internet access on a PC.
TCP/IP stands for transmission control
protocol/Internet protocol. It is the method by
which computers assemble and address messages
sent over the Internet.
The LCCU also can configure certain NETBIOS
settings to optimize performance on a PC.
NETBIOS is a program that allows applications on
different computers to communicate within a LAN.
The LCCU also optimizes the DNS settings on
computers using Windows NT. DNS stands for
domain name system. It is the way Internet domain
names are located and translated into IP addresses.
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You must install the DIRECWAY hardware and
software, and configure the LAN, before
running the LCCU. If you install a DW4000
Two-Way system, you must also configure Internet
Connection Sharing (ICS) before running the
LCCU. For more information about ICS, refer to
the Configuration Guide for Microsoft® Internet
Connection Sharing (HNS 1032370-0001).
System
requirements
The client computers do not need to meet any
hardware requirements. They must use one of the
following operating systems:
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Windows 98
Windows 98 Second Edition (SE)
Windows Millennium (ME)
Windows NT
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows XP
TCP/IP must be installed on each client.
The following browser versions are the minimum
required:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
• Netscape 4.7
• Mozilla 1.0
Note: DIRECWAY must not be installed on any
client computer. Do not run the LCCU on the host
computer of a networked DW4000 system, or on
the host of any other networked system.
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Administrator
privileges
In order to fully utilize the LCCU on Windows
2000, NT, and XP operating systems, you must
have administrator privileges. If you do not, the
LCCU will optimize only the browser settings.
Additional help
resources
HUGHES can provide limited support if you need
more assistance. If you purchased DIRECWAY
through one of our retail channels:
• Check our Web site, www.mydirecway.com
for more information.
• Send e-mail to technical support by selecting
Email under Help Center on our
www.mydirecway.com Web site.
• Call 1-866-DIRECWAY (1-866-347-3292).
If you purchased DIRECWAY from one of our
Value Added Resellers (VARs), please do not
contact DIRECWAY. Contact your VAR according
to the procedure supplied by them for technical
support. They are trained to help you with any
technical problem.
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You must run the LCCU on each client computer.If
the client has multiple users, run it for each user.To
take full advantage of the LCCU’s ability to
optimize TCP/IP and NetBIOS (if applicable) you
need administrator privileges.
There are two ways to run the LCCU.
• Click on the LCCU icon if the client does not
have NetBIOS installed.
• If the client has NetBIOS installed and you
want to also optimize that, run the LCCU from
the DOS command line prompt as explained in
Starting the LCCU from MS-DOS on page 18.
You will see the same screens as when running
it from the icon.
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Running the LCCU
from the icon
1. Insert the diskette to which you downloaded
the LCCU in the client floppy disk drive.
2. Double-click on the lcconfig.exe icon.
The Welcome screen in Figure 1 appears.
Make sure you have exited all Windows
programs.
3. Click Next. The minimum system
requirements are displayed.
4. Click Next. A checkmark appears next to each
requirement that is met. See Figure 2. If all
requirements are met, click Next. The window
in Figure 3 appears.
5. If an "x" appears next to any requirement, you
cannot proceed until you have exited the
LCCU and fulfilled the requirement.
Figure 1: LCCU Welcome screen
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Figure 2: All requirements met
Figure 3: Ready to configure
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6. Click Configure to run the LCCU. If you do
not have administrator privileges, a message
will appear reminding you. Click OK to go to
the window in Figure 3. You can go ahead and
run the LCCU to optimize just the browser, or
click Exit to leave the LCCU and return to the
operating system to set up administrator
privileges.
7. 6. When the LCCU is done, the window in
Figure 4, or one similar to it, appears. Click
Finish. If a message appears starting with the
sentence Note that the Utility could
not connect to the LCCU proxy see
LCCU and the DIRECWAY proxy on page 9.
If you do not have administrator privileges, the
window will show that only items 2 and/or 3
were performed. If more than one user is
registered on the client, the window will
remind you to run the LCCU once for each
user.
Note: If the TCP/IP settings were optimized, a
window appears prompting you to restart the
computer. Click Yes.
Figure 4: Optimization complete
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LCCU and the
DIRECWAY proxy
At the end of the LCCU configuration process, the
message below will appear if you are using a
DW3000, or if you are using a DW4000 and do not
have DIRECWAY installed on the host computer,
have not properly configured the proxy, or have
LAN connection problems.
This utility could not connect to the
DIRECWAY Proxy. Reference the LCCU
Users Manual for Proxy
troubleshooting help. Please make
sure that the DIRECWAY Proxy is
running on the DIRECWAY host computer
and that it is accessible from this
computer. Then rerun this utility to
access the Internet through the
DIRECWAY Proxy. NOTE: This message
applies only to DIRECWAY Two-Way
systems. Please ignore this message if
you own a DIRECWAY One-Way system or a
self-hosted DIRECWAY system, such as
the DW4010, DW4020, or DW4030.
If you are using a DW3000, simply ignore the
message. There is no proxy in that system.
(Remember, the LCCU was not developed for the
DW3000, although it can be run on clients
connected to a host connected to a DW3000. Also
remember that HNS does not provide support for
setting up networks with the DW3000.)
If you are using a DW4010, DW4020, or DW4030,
ignore the message. The self-hosted systems do not
use a proxy in the same way as a DW4000, and that
is why the message appears.
If you are using a DW4000, follow the instructions
below to troubleshoot the problem.
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Confirm that
DIRECWAY is
installed on the host
computer
On the host computer, go to Programs and
confirm that DIRECWAY is installed. If it is
installed, restart the computer and rerun the LCCU.
If DIRECWAY is not installed, install it following
the instructions in DIRECWAY Installation Guide
for Indoor Equipment and Software (HNS
1032369-0001). Then rerun the LCCU.
Confirm that the The proxy works with the browser on the host
browser is configured computer to increase browsing speeds. Follow the
instructions below to configure the browser to
work with the proxy. Then rerun the LCCU.
Configuring Internet
Explorer
1. At the host computer, launch Internet Explorer.
2. Pull down the Tools menu and select Internet
Options.
3. On the Connections tab, select LAN Settings.
See Figure 5.
Figure 5: Select LAN settings
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4. The Local Area LAN Settings window appears.
See Figure 6.
Figure 6: LAN settings window
5. Verify that the Automatically detect settings
and Use automatic configuration script check
boxes are NOT checked. If they are checked,
uncheck them now.
6. Mark the check box next to Use a proxy server.
7. Mark the check box next to Bypass proxy
server for local addresses.
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8. Select Advanced. The Proxy Settings window
in Figure 7 appears.
Figure 7: Proxy Settings
9. In the HTTP Proxy address to use field enter
127.0.0.1; enter 83 in the Port field.
10. Make sure that Use same proxy server for all
protocols is unchecked.
11. Select OK.
12. Select OK to close the Proxy Settings window.
13. Select OK to close Local Area Network (LAN)
Settings.
14. Select OK to close Internet Options.
15. Launch the browser and surf the Internet to
confirm proxy functionality.
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Configuring Netscape
1. From the host computer, launch Netscape.
2. Pull down the Edit menu and select
Preferences. See Figure 8.
3. In the left-hand pane, expand the Advanced
option and select Proxies.
4. The right pane of the Preferences dialog will
show Proxies information; select the Manual
proxy configuration option.
5. Enter 127.0.0.1 in HTTP Proxy.
6. Enter 83 in the corresponding HTTP Port text
box.
7. Select OK to close Preferences.
8. Launch the browser and surf the Internet to
confirm proxy functionality.
Figure 8: Preferences in Netscape
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Configuring Mozilla
1. From the host computer, launch Mozilla.
2. Pull down the Edit menu and select
Preferences. See Figure 9.
3. In the left-hand pane, expand the Advanced
option and select Proxies.
4. The right pane of the Preferences dialog will
show Proxies information; select the Manual
proxy configuration option.
5. Enter 127.0.0.1 in HTTP Proxy.
6. Enter 83 in the corresponding HTTP Port text
box.
7. Select OK to close Preferences.
8. Launch the broswer and surf the Internet to
confirm proxy functionality.
Figure 9: Preferences in Mozilla
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Check the LAN If DIRECWAY is installed on the host and the
connection proxy is configured but the error message still
appears, check the LAN connectivity as described
below.
1. On the host computer, open the Run dialog
box by selecting Start→Run. Type Command
and click OK.
Figure 10: Launching a DOS command prompt
2. In the DOS command window type ipconfig
and press Enter. A list of Ethernet adapters
and their IP addresses will be displayed as
shown in Figure 11.
Figure 11: Displaying Ethernet adapter addresses using the ipconfig command
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3. Record the IP address of the Network Interface
Card that connects the host computer to clients.
Include the period between numbers.You will
need this address below in Step 7.
IP Address
Notes: The IP address of this adapter typically
starts with 169.254 as shown in Figure 11.
If the host computer has any additional Network
Interface Cards, Modems, or VPN clients, the list
will differ from that shown above.
4. Type exit and press enter to close the window.
5. Move to a client computer of the home
network.
6. Open the Run dialog box by selecting
Start→Run. Type Command and click OK.
7. Try to communicate with the host computer by
typing ping followed by a space and the IP
address that was previously recorded in Step 3,
above, including periods. Press Enter.
The ping command is a standard utility that sends
and receives communications between computers.
Figure 12 shows a successful attempt, and
Figure 13 shows an unsuccessful attempt.
Figure 12: Results of a successful ping
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Figure 13: Results of an unsuccessful ping
8. If the client fails to ping the host, there are
issues with either the network hardware or
configuration. Check the LAN connections,
refer to the instructions that were provided
with your network hardware, and retry the ping
test in Step 7.
Note: DIRECWAY cannot accept help calls
for network problems. Consult a network
professional or your network vendor for
assistance.
9. Close the DOS window by typing Exit and
pressing Enter.
10. Test all other client computers until all have
successfully pinged the host.
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Starting the LCCU
from MS-DOS
1. Insert the diskette to which you downloaded
the LCCU in the floppy disk drive.
2. Go to Start→Programs and click on the icon
for the MS-DOS command prompt. The DOS
interface appears.
3. Type a:\lcconfig.exe -extra and press
ENTER. See Figure 14. "-extra" invokes
NetBIOS optimization. All other optimization
will also be performed.
4. From this point, follow the instructions above,
starting at step 2 on page 6.
Figure 14: Starting from the MS-DOS prompt
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Restore or reconfigure settings
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The LCCU can restore the original settings on the
client computer. It can also be run again to
optimize settings.
To optimize settings again, start the LCCU. The
window in Figure 15 appears. Select Reconfigure
PC Settings, click on Next, and follow the
instructions in Chapter 1.
To restore the original settings, follow the
instructions below. In all cases, the LCCU restores
browser settings for the current user. TCP/IP and
NetBIOS settings are restored only if you have
administrator privileges.
Note: If the user changes the browser settings
manually after the LCCU was run, it cannot restore
the original settings.
Restoring settings
1. Insert the diskette to which you downloaded
the LCCU in the floppy disk drive.
2. Start the LCCU. The screen in Figure 15
appears.
Figure 15: Choose to reconfigure or restore
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3. Select Restore PC Settings, and click Next.
The window in Figure 16 appears.
4. Click Restore. The window in Figure 17
appears when the restore is complete.
5. Click Finish. A window asks if you want to
restart the computer. Click Yes if you want the
restored settings to take effect immediately.
Figure 16: Items to be restored
Figure 17: Restored items
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