3Com 3CRPCIG75-LAT Network Card User Manual

3Com Wireless 11g
PCI Adapter
Quick Installation Guide
For Windows 2000
3CRPCIG75
3CRPCIG75-LAT
www.3com.com
M/N : WL-549
Part Number 10016632 Rev AA
Published April 2008
3Com Corporation, 350 Campus Drive, Marlborough, MA USA 01752-3064
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Check the Package Contents
Before you start with the installation, verify that your PCI Adapter
package includes the following items:
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One 3Com Wireless 11g PCI Adapter with standard PCI
bracket
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One remote antenna
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One low-profile PCI bracket
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One 3Com Installation CD-ROM, which contains the
Windows XP and Windows Vista drivers for the PCI Adapter
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This 3Com Wireless 11g PCI Adapter Quick Installation Guide
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One warranty flyer
If any of these items are damaged or missing, please contact
your 3Com network supplier immediately.
Check the Minimum System Requirements
You can install the PCI Adapter on any desktop computer
running Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 2000, or Windows
Vista.
If using Windows 2000, please download the driver and utility
from the 3COM web site.
Your computer must also have, at least, the following:
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Available PCI slot
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733 MHz Intel™ Pentium™ III or Celeron processor (or
equivalent)
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Check the Package Contents
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256 MB of RAM
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7 MB of free disk space
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CD-ROM drive
Check the PCI Bracket
The standard PCI bracket to which the PCI Adapter is attached by
default is for standard, full-height desktops. If you are using a
low-profile desktop, you need to replace the standard bracket
with the low-profile bracket for the PCI Adapter to fit the
computer case.
To replace the PCI bracket:
1
Remove the two screws that secure the PCI Adapter to the
bracket. Save the screws to fasten the low-profile bracket later.
2
Replace the standard bracket with the low-profile bracket.
3
Fasten the PCI Adapter to the low-profile bracket using the screws
you removed in step 1.
Installing the Wireless PCI Adapter
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Figure 1 Standard Bracket (Left) and Low-Profile Bracket (Right)
Installing the Wireless PCI Adapter
Installing the PCI Adapter is a two-step process:
1
Install the PCI Adapter hardware
2
Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
Install the PCI Adapter Hardware
You will need:
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A Phillips screwdriver to remove the computer case and slot
cover and to secure the PCI Adapter into the slot.
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Antistatic protection
Attach the antenna to the antenna connector only after you
secure the PCI Adapter into the slot.
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Installing the Wireless PCI Adapter
To install the PCI Adapter into a PCI slot:
1
Shut down your computer, and then unplug the power cord from
the power source.
2
Remove the computer cover.
3
Locate an empty PCI slot and remove the slot cover. See 1 in
Figure 2 on the next page. Save the screw so that you can secure
the PCI Adapter into the slot later.
Figure 2 Inserting the PCI Adapter Into a PCI Slot
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2
Installing the Wireless PCI Adapter
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4
Insert the PCI Adapter into the slot, and then press it down
gently until it seats snugly in the slot. See 2 in Figure 2.
5
Secure the PCI Adapter into the slot using the screw that you
removed earlier.
6
Replace the computer cover.
7
Attach the antenna to the PCI Adapter’s antenna connector, and
then turn the threaded part clockwise to secure it. Do not
overtighten.
For optimal reception, position the antenna so that it is straight
up.
8
Reconnect the power cord to the power source, and then turn
on your computer.
9
If the Found New Hardware Wizard appears when Windows
starts, click Cancel.
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Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
Your PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software contains the 3Com
Wireless driver and utility. Running the PCI Adapter setup
program installs the adapter driver and utility.
Install the PCI Adapter driver and utility on
Windows 2000
1
Run Setup.exe.
2
When the welcome screen appears, click Next.
Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
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When the License Agreement screen appears, check I accept
the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
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Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
4
When the Select the country that you want to install screen
appears, select the country you prefer and click Next.
Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
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When the Choose Destination Location screen appears, click
Next. Alternatively, you can change the destination folder by
clicking Browse....
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Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
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When the Select Program Folder screen appears, click Next.
Alternatively, you can change the program folder name.
Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
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13
Click Finish. The installation is complete. The 3Com Wireless
11g PCI Adapter Utility will appear. You can now manage the
wireless network.
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Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
Connecting on Windows 2000
By default, the PCI Adapter now scans for access points in range.
If you want to connect to a specific access point, you must
configure your wireless connection using the 3Com Wireless 11g
PCI Adapter Utility tool.
1
Click Site Survey on the left menu to reload and search for
available networks. Select a wireless network in the list and click
Connect to join the selected wireless network.
Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
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The Profile Management screen will appear. Type the profile
name you prefer.
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Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
3
Select the security options for the wireless network and click
Configure....
Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
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Type the network security key and click OK. Then click OK on
the Profile Management screen.
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Install the PCI Adapter Windows 2000 software
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Once successfully connected to the wireless network, the status of
the wireless network connection will appear.
Troubleshooting Installation
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Troubleshooting Installation
Refer to Table 1 for a list of issues that you may encounter
during installation and some suggested solutions.
Table 1 Installation Issues and Possible Solutions
Problem
Possible Solution
Installation program Use the Device Manager to resolve resource
does not finish or the conflicts that may exist. To start the Device
driver fails to load
Manager, go to the Control Panel, double-click
System, and then click the Device Manager
tab.
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If the hardware item for the PCI Adapter
under Network adapters has a yellow
exclamation point, right-click the item, and
then click Update Driver. Follow the
instructions on the Hardware Update
Wizard to update the PCI Adapter driver.
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If the hardware item for the PCI Adapter
does not appear under Network adapters,
repeat the setup procedure.
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Troubleshooting Installation
Table 1 Installation Issues and Possible Solutions
Problem
Windows shows the
PCI Adapter as an
unknown device
Power/Activity LED is
off
Possible Solution
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Verify that the PCI Adapter is inserted
properly into the PCI slot.
If the PCI Adapter is inserted properly into
the slot and Windows still does not
recognize it, use the Device Manager to
remove the unknown device, and then
repeat the setup procedure.
Verify that the PCI Adapter is inserted
properly into the PCI slot.
Verify that the driver was installed
successfully by checking the status of the
device in the Device Manager.
REGULATORY INFORMATION
The 3Com Wireless 11g PCI Adapter (3CRPCIG75 and 3CRPCIG75-LAT, M/N : WL-549) must be installed
and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation
that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.
This product contains 128-bit encryption. It is unlawful to export out of the U.S. without obtaining a
U.S. Export License.
This product does not contain any user serviceable components. Any unauthorized product changes or
modifications will invalidate 3Com's warranty and all applicable regulatory certifications and approvals.
Only antennas specified for your region by 3Com can be used with this product. The use of external
amplifiers or non-3Com antennas may invalidate regulatory certifications and approvals.
CAUTION: EXPOSURE TO RADIO FREQUENCY RADIATION
This device generates and radiates radio-frequency energy. In order to comply with FCC radio-frequency
exposure guidelines for an uncontrolled environment, this equipment must be installed and operated while
maintaining a minimum body to antenna distance of 20 cm (approximately 8 in.).
The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does
not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6,
obtainable from Health Canada's website www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb..
This product must maintain a minimum body to antenna distance of 20 cm. Under these conditions this
product will meet the Basic Restriction limits of 1999/519/EC [Council Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on
the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz)].
USA-FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC 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 for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by tuning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
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Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver
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Connect the equipment to outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:
The Interference Handbook
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Stock No.
004-000-0034504.
3Com is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the
devices included with this 3Com Wireless 11g PCI Adapter (3CRPCIG75 and 3CRPCIG75-LAT, M/N : WL-549),
or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than specified by 3Com.
The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment will be
the responsibility of the user.
MANUFACTURER’S DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
3Com Corporation
350 Campus Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752-3064, USA
(800) 527-8677
Date: March 1, 2008
Declares that the Product:
Brand Name: 3Com Corporation
Model Number: WL-549
Equipment Type: 3Com Wireless 11g PCI Adapter
Complies with Part 15 of the FCC 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.
3Com Wireless 11g PCI Adapter
Model: WL-549
CANADA – INDUSTRY CANADA (IC)
This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this
device."
L' utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de
brouillage et (2) l' utilisateur du dispositif doit étre prêt à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu,
même si ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement du dispositif.
The term "IC" before the equipment certification number only signifies that the Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so chosen
that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (EIRP) is not more than that required for successful
communication. To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated
indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is
installed outdoors is subject to licensing.
Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une licence, il doit etre utilize
a l'interieur et devrait etre place loin des fenetres afin de Fournier un ecram de blindage maximal. Si le
matriel(ou son antenne d'emission) est installe a l'exterieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence.
INDUSTRY CANADA (IC) EMISSIONS COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
AVIS DE CONFORMITÉ à
LA
RÉGLEMENTATION D’INDUSTRIE CANADA
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conform à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
SAFETY COMPLIANCE NOTICE
This device has been tested and certified according to the following safety standards and is intended for use
only in Information Technology Equipment which has been tested to these or other equivalent standards:
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UL Standard 60950-1
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CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
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IEC 60950-1
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EN 60950-1
EUROPE – EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Equipment may be operated in
AT
BE
DE
GR HU IE
CY CZ
DK EE
FI
FR
IT
LV
LT
LU
SK
SI
ES
SE
MT NL
PL
PT
GB IS
LI
NO CH BG RO TR
Intended use: IEEE 802.11b/g radio LAN device
NOTE: To ensure product operation is in compliance with local regulations, select the country in which the
product is installed. Refer to the 3Com Wireless 11g PCI Adapter online help.
EUROPE - DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY IN LANGUAGES OF THE EUROPEAN
COMMUNITY
English
Hereby, 3Com Corporation, declares that this RLAN device is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Finnish
3Com Corporation vakuuttaa täten että RLAN device tyyppinen laite on direktiivin
1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen
mukainen.
Dutch
Hierbij verklaart 3Com Corporation dat het toestel RLAN device in overeenstemming is
met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG
Bij deze verklaart 3Com Corporation dat deze RLAN device voldoet aan de essentiële
eisen en aan de overige relevante bepalingen van Richtlijn 1999/5/EC.
French
Par la présente 3Com Corporation déclare que l'appareil RLAN device est conforme
aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE
Par la présente, 3Com Corporation déclare que ce RLAN device est conforme aux
exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions de la directive 1999/5/CE qui lui sont
applicables.
Swedish
Härmed intygar 3Com Corporation att denna RLAN device står I överensstämmelse
med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av
direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Danish
Undertegnede 3Com Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr RLAN device
overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF
German
Hiermit erklärt 3Com Corporation, dass sich dieser/diese/dieses RLAN device in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen
relevanten Vorschriften der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet". (BMWi)
Hiermit erklärt 3Com Corporation die Übereinstimmung des Gerätes RLAN device mit
den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den anderen relevanten Festlegungen der
Richtlinie 1999/5/EG. (Wien)
Greek
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥΣΑ 3Com Corporation ∆ΗΛΩΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ RLAN device
ΣΥΜΜΟΡΦΩΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΙΣ ΟΥΣΙΩ∆ΕΙΣ ΑΠΑΙΤΗΣΕΙΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΣ ΛΟΙΠΕΣ
ΣΧΕΤΙΚΕΣ ∆ΙΑΤΑΞΕΙΣ ΤΗΣ Ο∆ΗΓΙΑΣ 1999/5/ΕΚ
Italian
Con la presente 3Com Corporation dichiara che questo RLAN device è conforme ai
requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Spanish
Por medio de la presente 3Com Corporation declara que el RLAN device cumple con
los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE
Portuguese
3Com Corporation declara que este RLAN device está conforme com os requisitos
essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Malti
Hawnhekk, 3Com Corporation, jiddikjara li dan RLAN device jikkonforma mal-tiijiet
essenzjali u ma provvedimenti orajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Estonian
Käesolevaga kinnitab 3Com Corporation seadme RLAN device vastavust direktiivi
1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele
sätetele.
Hungarian
Alulírott, 3Com Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a RLAN device megfelel a vonatkozó
alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Slovak
3Com Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, ze RLAN device spåňa základné po_iadavky a
všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Czech
3Com Corporation tímto prohlašuje, ze tento RLAN device je ve shodě se základními
pozadavky a dalšími příslušnými ustanoveními směrnice 1999/5/ES.
Slovene
Šiuo 3Com Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis RLAN device atitinka esminius reikalavimus
ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Lithuanian
Šiuo 3Com Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis RLAN device atitinka esminius reikalavimus
ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Latvian
Ar šo 3Com Corporation deklarē, ka RLAN device atbilst Direktīvas 1999/5/EK
būtiskajām prasībām un citiem ar to saistîtajiem noteikumiem.
A copy of the signed Declaration of Conformity can be downloaded from the Product Support web page for
the 3CRPCIG75 at http://www.3com.com.
Also available at http://support.3com.com/doc/WL-549_EU_DOC.pdf
EUROPE – RESTRICTIONS FOR USE OF 2.4GHZ FREQUENCIES IN EUROPEAN
COMMUNITY COUNTRIES
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This device may be operated indoors or outdoors in all countries of the European Community using the
2.4GHz band: Channels 1 - 13, except where noted below.
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In Italy, the end-user must apply for a license from the national spectrum authority to operate this device
outdoors.
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In Belgium, outdoor operation is only permitted using the 2.46 - 2.4835 GHz band: Channel 13.
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In France, outdoor operation is only permitted using the 2.4 - 2.454 GHz band: Channels 1 - 7.
CUMPRIMENTO DE RF NO BRASIL
Este produto está homologado pela ANATEL, de acordo com os procedimentos regulamentados pela
Resolução 242/2000 e atende aos requisitos técnicos aplicados.
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra interferência
prejudicial, mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em
caráter primário.
Para maiores informações, consulte o site da ANATEL – www.anatel.gov.br
TAIWAN
KOREA RF COMPLIANCE
This device may cause radio interference during its operation. Therefore service in relation to human life
security is not available.