User guide | 3Com WL-305 Network Card User Manual

11 Mbps Wireless LAN
PC Card User Guide
Full featured wireless local area networking made simple.
Version 2.0
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Published March 2001
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CONTENTS
1
INTRODUCTION
How Does a Wireless LAN Work?
Network Association 5
Roaming 5
Security 5
Ad Hoc Networks 5
Setting Up a 3Com Wireless LAN
All Wireless Networks 6
Wired/Wireless Networks 6
Product Registration and Support
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INSTALLING THE WIRELESS CLIENT
Requirements 9
Disk Factory 9
Inserting the PC Card 10
Installing the Software 11
Windows Wizard Installation 11
Install Files 11
Set Up the PC Card 12
Install Utilities 12
Windows NT Installation with Networking Installed 12
Install Files 13
Install CardWizard 13
Set Up the PC Card 14
Install Utilities 14
Confirming the Installation 15
Using the XJACK Antenna 15
Custom Installation Options 16
WLAN Service Area 16
Security Settings 16
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) Encryption 16
128-bit Dynamic Security Link Authentication 17
Installing the Documentation 17
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USING THE WIRELESS LAN
About the 3Com Icon 20
Interpreting Status Icons 20
Using the 3Com WLAN Configuration Utility
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SETTING THE WIRELESS CLIENT CONFIGURATION
Changing Network and Security Settings 23
Network Settings 23
Security Settings 24
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) Encryption Settings
128-bit Dynamic Security Link Settings 25
Setting up Auto Network Connect 25
Setting up an Ad Hoc Network 26
Starting an Ad Hoc Network Session 26
Joining an Ad Hoc Network Session 27
Ending an Ad Hoc Network Session 27
Changing Power, Traffic, and Address Settings 27
Changing Your Password 28
Running Diagnostics 29
Viewing Configuration Information 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Diagnosing Problems 31
Using the Tools Window 32
Uninstalling the Card 33
Uninstalling Software Utilities 34
Upgrading PC Card Firmware 34
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WINDOWS NT INSTALLATION WITHOUT NETWORKING INSTALLED
Install Files and Networking
Install CardWizard 36
Set Up the PC Card 37
Install Utilities 37
B
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Online Technical Services 39
World Wide Web Site 39
3Com Knowledgebase Web Services 39
3Com FTP Site 39
Support from Your Network Supplier 40
Support from 3Com 40
Returning Products for Repair 42
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
3COM END USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
INTRODUCTION
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3Com wireless technology brings the benefits of a local area network (LAN) to
your office without the restraints and expense of network wiring. If your office
already has an Ethernet LAN, the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN can extend the
network without adding more wires.
How Does a Wireless
LAN Work?
Network Association
In a traditional LAN, computers communicate through wires. Instead of wires, a
wireless LAN uses radio signals to communicate.
Computers that are equipped for wireless LAN communication are called wireless
LAN clients. The wireless communication is called network association. Clients
associate through one or more access points, which are wireless base stations that
act as wireless hubs.
An access point can be connected to a wired network device such as an Ethernet
hub, switch, or router to give clients access to the wired network where they can
share files and printers and gain access to the Internet.
Roaming
If the office space is large, you can set up multiple access points on the same
network to increase coverage. When a wireless client begins to lose the signal as it
moves away from an access point, it can reassociate seamlessly with another
access point. This is called roaming.
Security
You can set up security to encrypt your wireless transmissions so that your data
cannot be deciphered if it is intercepted, and to prevent access to the network by
unauthorized clients.
Ad Hoc Networks
Wireless clients can associate among themselves at close range without an access
point by using ad hoc (temporary) networks. You may wish to set up an ad hoc
network, for example, if a group is working away from the office, or if a group in
the office needs to share files apart from the LAN.
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Setting Up a 3Com
Wireless LAN
All Wireless Networks
The type of network you decide to set up depends on the size of your office and
whether or not you require connection to a wired LAN. You can also set up
security for each of the different types of networks. Your set up will probably
resemble one or more of the following examples.
The simplest 3Com wireless LAN consists of several clients associating in an ad hoc
network without an access point.
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A simple configuration consists of one access point and several clients. The clients
can associate with the wireless network anywhere within the coverage area of the
access point. The access point is not connected to any other network segments.
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For more complex requirements, you can configure several access points as
separate networks at the same site. The access points use different network
identifiers called wireless LAN service areas (WLAN service areas, also called
Extended Service Set Identities or ESSID). Clients can roam within the coverage
areas of access points that have the same WLAN service areas. They cannot roam
to the coverage areas of access points that are configured with different WLAN
service areas.
Wired/Wireless
Networks
An access point can be connected to a wired LAN with an Ethernet cable to create
a mixed wired/wireless network. In this configuration, the access point provides
the link between the wired network and wireless clients. Clients can move freely
throughout the service area of the access point and remain associated with the
larger network for services such as printing and Internet access.
Multiple access points can be connected to an existing LAN to provide complete
wireless network coverage. Wireless clients can roam seamlessly between different
access points with the same WLAN service areas and remain associated with the
larger network.
Product Registration
and Support
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Product Registration and Support
To register your product with 3Com, go to the following Web page:
http://support.3com.com/warrantyregistration/frontpg.pl
For support information, see “Technical Support” on page 39 and go to the
following Web page:
http://support.3com.com
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INSTALLING THE WIRELESS CLIENT
Installing a wireless client consists of inserting the 3Com Wireless LAN PC Card
with XJACK® Antenna in your computer and installing the software driver and
utilities. If you have 3Com Administrator Utilities installed on a wireless client, you
can manage access points or run a site survey.
Requirements
Before you start the installation, make sure that you have the following items:
Operating System One of the following:
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Windows 95
The 3Com wireless LAN PC Card runs under Windows 95 version B
or higher. If you do not know which version of Windows 95 is
installed on your computer, you can display it as follows:
In the Control Panel, double-click System to display the System
Properties dialog box. Click the General Tab to display the
Windows 95 version information. Version B (also known as OSR 2)
is identified as 4.00.950b.
Web Browser
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Windows 98
■
Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me)
■
Windows NT with Service Pack 4 or above
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Windows 2000
Internet Explorer version 4 required.
Internet Explorer version 5.5 recommended.
You can download Internet Explorer from www.microsoft.com
PC Card
3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card with XJACK Antenna
Installation Media One of the following 3Com CDs:
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■
Other
Requirements
■
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Disk Factory
3Com End User Utilities CD, which comes with the PC Card and
contains utilities for users.
3Com Administrator Utilities CD, which comes with the 3Com
11 Mbps Wireless LAN Access Point and contains utilities for users
and tools for administrators.
The installation program may ask for the operating system
installation media (usually a CD supplied with your computer) or for
a path to the operating system files. If you have other networking
software installed on your computer, the installation program may
ask for its installation media.
If you need to install from diskettes, see “Disk Factory”.
If you are installing the software on a computer that does not have a CD-ROM
drive, or if you choose to install the drivers manually, you will have to make
diskettes from the 3Com CD. The setup application includes Disk Factory, a utility
for creating disks from CD. To use disk factory, you need access to a computer
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with a CD-ROM drive and a floppy drive and eight or more diskettes. Make sure
you have enough diskettes on hand.
1 For the driver software, prepare a diskette labeled Drivers.
For the rest of the software, label diskettes numerically (Disk 1, Disk 2, Disk 3...).
2 Put the 3Com CD in the CD-ROM drive. The setup program should start
automatically. If it does not start, you can run it manually by selecting Run from
the Start menu and specifying the srsetup.exe program (for example,
d:\srsetup.exe).
3 In the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN menu, click Tools and Utilities.
4 In the Tools and Utilities menu, click Create Installation Diskettes.
5 In the Disk Factory window, click Next.
6 Select the software you want to transfer to diskette. The Disk Factory displays the
number of diskettes that will be required. Make sure you have that number of
diskettes.
7 Select the action (for example, Create and Verify Disks), specify the destination
location, and click Next.
Follow the prompts on the screen.
If you are installing the drivers manually, use the Drivers diskette when the setup
wizard for your operating system prompts for drivers supplied by the
manufacturer.
When you are ready to install the application software from diskette, put
3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Application Disk 1 in the floppy drive and run the
setup.exe program.
Inserting the PC Card
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Insert the 3Com PC Card into the PC Card slot until it seats snugly.
Arrows on the front of the card indicate the insertion point to the slot. Align the
card properly before inserting it in the slot.
CAUTION: Forcing the card into the slot can damage the computer or the card.
Installing the Software
Installing the
Software
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Depending on how your computer is set up, the installation program may ask for
the operating system installation media (usually a CD supplied with your
computer) or for a path to the operating system files. If you have other
networking software installed on your computer, the installation program may ask
for the networking software installation media. Make sure that you have the
appropriate installation CDs or that you know the appropriate paths before you
begin installing the software.
If you need help during the installation, see “Troubleshooting” on page 31.
Follow the instructions for your operating system:
For this Windows version: See this procedure:
Windows Wizard
Installation
Windows 2000, Windows
Millennium Edition
(Windows Me),
Windows 98, Windows 95
“Windows Wizard Installation” on page 11
Windows NT
“Windows NT Installation with Networking Installed” on
page 12 or “Windows NT Installation Without Networking
Installed” on page 35.
Make sure that the computer is running and the PC Card is inserted. The driver
installation process starts automatically when the PC Card is inserted.
Install Files
1 Put the 3Com CD in the CD-ROM drive.
If you are installing from diskettes, insert the Drivers diskette.
2 In the Add New Hardware Wizard window, click Next.
3 Respond to the instructions in the next windows:
a When the driver location is confirmed, click Next.
b Verify the driver name (3Com 3CRWE62092A Wireless LAN PC Card) and
click Next.
The installation program copies files from the 3Com CD and Windows
operating system.
This copying process may take a few moments, and the progress bar may seem
to update slowly.
The installation may prompt for your operating system installation CD, for a
path to the operating system, or for the installation CD of other installed
networking software. If it does, remove the 3Com CD and insert the
appropriate CD.
c When you are notified that the installation is complete, remove the CD and
click Finish.
4 At the prompt to restart the computer, click Yes.
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Set Up the PC Card
After the computer restarts, the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Client Setup
window opens, in which you specify the PC Card configuration.
1 In the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Client Setup window, select Typical and
click Next.
Typical configures the PC Card with the following default values:
WLAN Service Area—Attach to any WLAN Service Area automatically
Security Setting—No security (Open system)
If you want to customize the PC Card configuration, for example, to add security,
select Custom. See “Custom Installation Options” on page 16 for details on
custom settings. For the fastest installation, it is recommended that you use the
typical settings. You can customize the configuration later as described in “Setting
the Wireless Client Configuration” on page 23.
2 In the Summary window, review the PC Card setup. To install the software utilities,
make sure that the Start client software installation when finished box is checked.
If you are reinstalling the PC Card and already have the software utilities installed,
this box is unchecked.
3 Click Finish to complete the PC Card setup and start the software utilities
installation.
The 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Setup program starts.
If you are installing from diskettes, insert Disk 1 and run the setup.exe program to
start the software utilities installation.
Install Utilities
1 Read the Welcome page and click Next.
2 Read the Software License Agreement and click Yes. (If you click No, the
installation stops.)
3 Select a destination folder for the software files and click Next.
4 In the Setup Type window, select the type of installation for the software:
Typical—Installs the software and documentation.
Compact—Installs the software, but not documentation.
Custom—Allows you to choose the components to install.
5 Follow the directions in the Select Program Folder window and click Next.
6 In the Desktop Icon Option window, click Yes.
7 In the Setup Complete window, click Finish.
8 If you are prompted to restart your computer, do so.
This completes the basic installation. To confirm the installation, see “Confirming
the Installation” on page 15.
Windows NT
Installation with
Networking Installed
The following procedure is for installing the card software when networking is
already installed on your computer. If networking is not already installed, see
“Windows NT Installation Without Networking Installed” on page 35.
Windows NT Installation with Networking Installed
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The CardWizard utility, which helps Windows NT to load and manage software,
must be installed. If the installation program does not detect the CardWizard
utility on your computer, it will ask whether you want to install it. If you already
have a similar utility installed, you must first uninstall that utility to prevent
conflicts with CardWizard.
Internet Explorer version 4 is required to view help files. It is recommended that
you install Internet Explorer version 5 or later.
Install Files
1 Make sure that the computer is running and the PC Card is inserted.
2 Put the 3Com CD in the CD-ROM drive.
If the 3Com 11 Mbps WLAN Menu appears, click Exit.
3 From the Windows Start menu, select Settings/Control Panel.
4 In the Control Panel, double-click Network.
5 Click the Adapters tab.
6 In the Adapters tab, click Add.
7 In the Select Network Adapter window, click Have Disk.
8 In the Insert Disk window, make sure that the correct path to your CD-ROM drive
appears in the entry box (for example, d:) and click OK.
If you are installing from diskettes, enter the path to the diskette drive.
9 In the Select OEM Option window, select 3Com 3CRWE62092A Wireless LAN PC
Card and click OK.
10 In the PC Card Setup window, accept the default settings and click OK.
The default settings work in most cases. However, you may need to specify values
for your installation.
Wait while the files are copied.
11 In the Adapters tab, click Close.
12 If the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties screen appears, enter the requested information
for your network environment.
Refer to the Windows NT documentation for assistance. If you choose the DHCP
server option, click Yes to the DHCP prompt. When you are finished entering the
appropriate TCP/IP information, click OK.
13 When prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
Install CardWizard
If CardWizard was already installed before you began installing the PC Card, this
portion is skipped and the installation proceeds directly to “Set Up the PC Card”.
1 At the prompt to install CardWizard, click Yes.
If you click No and you do not have CardWizard installed, the installation stops.
2 In the CardWizard window, click Next.
3 In the CardWizard welcome page, click Next.
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4 Read the CardWizard Software License Agreement and click Yes.
5 When prompted to remove the PC Card, eject the card and click Yes.
6 In the Select Type of Platform window, select your computer type and click Next.
If your computer type is not listed, select Other Notebook and click Next.
7 Respond to the prompts to install CardWizard.
8 When the CardWizard installation finishes, click the radio button to restart the
computer and click Finish.
9 Insert the PC Card.
Set Up the PC Card
After the computer restarts, the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Client Setup
window opens, in which you specify the PC Card configuration.
1 In the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Client Setup window, select Typical and
click Next.
Typical configures the PC Card with the following default values:
WLAN Service Area—Attach to any WLAN Service Area automatically
Security Setting—No security (Open system)
If you want to customize the PC Card configuration, for example, to add security,
select Custom. See “Custom Installation Options” on page 16 for details on
custom settings. For the fastest installation, it is recommended that you use the
typical settings. You can customize the configuration later as described in “Setting
the Wireless Client Configuration” on page 23.
2 In the Summary window, review the PC Card setup and click Finish.
3 When prompted to run the Setup program, click OK.
4 Run the Setup program:
a From the Windows Start menu, select Run.
b In the Run dialog box, enter a path to the Setup program on the 3Com CD. For
example, d:\srsetup.exe.
The 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Setup program starts.
Install Utilities
1 Read the Welcome page and click Next.
2 Read the Software License Agreement and click Yes. (If you click No, the
installation stops.)
3 Select a destination folder for the software files and click Next.
4 In the Setup Type window, select the type of installation for the software:
Typical—Installs the software and documentation.
Compact—Installs the software but not documentation.
Custom—Allows you to choose the components to install.
5 Follow the directions in the Select Program Folder window and click Next.
6 In the Desktop Icon Option window, click Yes.
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7 In the next window, if the option to restart the computer appears, select it and
click Finish.
If you had a service pack installed before setting up the PC Card, reinstall it and
restart the computer.
This completes the basic installation. To confirm the installation, see “Confirming
the Installation”.
Confirming the
Installation
When the PC Card and software are installed correctly, you will see the following
items after you restart the computer:
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PC Card LED is blinking.
■
3Com WLAN Launcher is running. This utility shows the status of your network
association.
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3Com icon is in the Windows system tray.
■
Shortcut icon to the 3Com WLAN Launcher is on your desktop (unless you
specified no icon during the installation).
If you do not see the 3Com WLAN Launcher window, click the 3Com icon in the
Windows system tray to display it.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it by double
clicking the shortcut on your desktop, or, from the Windows Start menu, select
Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com WLAN Launcher.
For more information, see “Using the Wireless LAN” on page 19.
Using the
XJACK Antenna
The XJACK antenna, which is attached to the end of the PC Card, has two
positions: extended and retracted. To extend or retract the antenna, gently but
firmly press and release it. The antenna must be extended to make a network
association. To prevent it from damage, the antenna should be retracted when not
in use, when you are inserting the card in your computer, or when you are
transporting the computer.
CAUTION: Do not pull on the antenna to remove the card.
The figures below show the antenna extended and retracted.
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To get the best reception:
Custom Installation
Options
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Clear the area around the antenna of items that could block radio
transmission, such as metal objects, electronic devices, and cordless
telephones.
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Even a slight change in antenna orientation can affect the network association.
If necessary, move your computer a few inches to find a better signal.
If you want to set up a custom configuration during installation, when the
installation program asks for the Setup Type, select Custom and click Next.
You can change the WLAN Service Area and Security settings.
WLAN Service Area
Attach to any WLAN Service Area automatically—This option associates the client
automatically to the WLAN service area with the best signal strength.
Specify a WLAN Service Area—Select this option and enter the name of a WLAN
service area. The name must match the name of the access point WLAN Service
Area exactly.
For more information on these settings, see “Changing Network and Security
Settings” on page 23.
Security Settings
In the Security settings window, select one of the options and click Next.
If you select No Security for no encryption, no further configuration is necessary.
The other options require you to configure encryption keys or authentication
settings in the next window. The settings must match those on the access point.
For more information on these settings, see “Security Settings” on page 24.
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) Encryption
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) security requires you to set up encryption keys using one
of the following:
■
An encryption string, which is a string of characters between 8 and 64
characters long. The string is a combination of letters and numbers and is case
sensitive. The encryption string can be used only with other 3Com 11 Mbps
Wireless LAN PC Cards and access points, and must match exactly across all
devices in the wireless network.
■
Hexadecimal keys (for use with compatible equipment from other
manufacturers). The key sequences must match exactly across all devices in the
wireless network.
Ask your system administrator for the encryption string or hexadecimal keys.
To enter an encryption string:
1 In the Security settings window, select 40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) and click Next.
2 In the Encryptions Settings window, select Text Message.
3 Type the encryption string in the spaces provided.
4 Click Next when finished.
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To enter hexadecimal keys:
1 In the Security settings window, select 40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) and click Next.
2 In the Encryptions Settings window, select Hexadecimal Keys.
3 Type the encryption key sequences in the spaces provided. You must enter key
sequences for all four keys.
4 Click one of the radio buttons to select a key to use for encrypting data from your
computer.
5 Click Next when finished.
128-bit Dynamic Security Link Authentication
128-bit Dynamic Security Link security can only be used with other
3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Cards and access points.
1 Ask your network administrator for the user name and password.
2 In the Security settings window, select 128-bit Dynamic Security Link and click
Next.
3 In the Authentication Settings window, type the user name and password in the
spaces provided.
4 Enter the password again to confirm it.
5 Click Next when finished.
Installing the
Documentation
Documentation in PDF and HTML formats are supplied on the 3Com CD and are
installed automatically during a typical installation. If you chose not to install
documentation when you installed the PC Card and utilities, you can use
Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel to install it.
1 From the Windows Start menu, select Start/Settings/Control Panel.
2 Double click Add/Remove Programs.
3 In the next window, select 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN and click Add/Remove.
4 In the Install Shield Wizard window, click the Modify radio button and click Next.
5 In the next window, check the boxes next to the documents that you want to
install and click Next.
A dialog box containing a document file name appears.
6 Insert the 3Com CD.
7 Browse to the path on the CD that contains the file name indicated in the dialog
box and click OK.
You need Acrobat Reader to read the documentation in PDF format and a Web
browser to read the documentation in HTML format. The English versions of
Acrobat Reader and the Internet Explorer Web browser are on the 3Com CD.
You can obtain versions of Acrobat Reader in languages other than English from
the Adobe Web site at www.adobe.com.
You can obtain versions of Internet Explorer in languages other than English
from the Microsoft Web site at www.microsoft.com.
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The 3Com WLAN Launcher shows the status of your network association and
allows you to perform some network association and configuration tasks.
The functions of the 3Com WLAN Launcher buttons are:
Access
Point
Refreshes the association with the access point when you are associated
with an access point.
When you are associated with an ad hoc network, this button ends the
ad hoc session and associates you to an access point.
Computer Displays the Ad Hoc Network Login window, in which you can do
the following:
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■
When you are associated with an access point, you can end the access
point association and start an ad hoc session.
When you are associated with an ad hoc network, you can start a new
ad hoc session or edit the current ad hoc configuration.
Padlock
Displays the Network/Security tab of the 3Com WLAN Configuration
utility.
Hammer
Displays the Tools tab of the 3Com WLAN Configuration utility.
Help
Displays help.
Close
Minimizes the 3Com WLAN Launcher window, but does not quit the
application.
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About the 3Com Icon
When the 3Com WLAN Launcher is running, the 3Com icon in the Windows
system tool tray displays the status of the network association:
Associated
Green radio waves indicate a good association with an access point.
Not Associated Red circle with a white X indicates no association with an access point.
Card Removed Yellow circle with a black X indicates that no PC Card is detected by the
computer.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is hidden, click the 3Com icon to display it. You can
also right-click the 3Com icon and select from these menu items:
Open
Displays the WLAN Launcher.
Refresh AP
Disconnects you from an ad hoc network session and reconnects
you to an access point.
End AP/Start Ad hoc
Displays the Ad Hoc Network Login window, where you can start
or join an ad hoc network session.
Security Settings
Displays the Network/Security tab, where you can set up security.
Tools
Displays the Tools tab, where you can run WLAN Launcher
applications.
Show Ethernet Link Status Controls the Ethernet status display. This option appears only if
you are associating with a 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Access
Point.
Exit
Interpreting Status
Icons
Quits the WLAN Launcher program. After you exit, the 3Com icon
no longer displays in the Windows system tray unless you restart
the WLAN Launcher.
The 3Com WLAN Launcher window shows the status of your network association
and continuously updates the status. The following tables describe the various
states.
Good Status
The icon on the left represents your computer (the
client) with the 3Com PC Card installed.
The icon on the right represents the access point.
The green dotted line between the two icons
indicates a good network association.
If both icons are computers, you are associating
with an ad hoc network
For information on how to set up an ad hoc
network, see “Setting up an Ad Hoc Network” on
page 26.
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Good Status
A green dotted line with a padlock between the
two icons indicates a good association with
security.
If you are using a 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN
Access Point and it is properly connected to an
Ethernet network, a network icon is shown.
If the access point is from another manufacturer,
no network icon is shown.
Problem Status
If you see an X or a red line, refer to “Troubleshooting” on page 31.
A yellow X on the PC Card slot of the computer
icon indicates that the operating system does not
recognize the card or that no card is inserted.
A red dotted line with an X indicates that the card
is installed properly, but there is no association
between the computer and the access point.
An X on the cable connected to the access point
indicates that the card is installed properly and
there is a good association with the access point,
but there is a problem with the Ethernet
connection to the access point.
If you do not have an Ethernet cable connected to
the access point, you can turn off the Ethernet
status display. Right click the 3Com icon in the
Windows system tray and clear the Show Ethernet
Link Status option.
Using the 3Com WLAN
Configuration Utility
You can use the 3Com WLAN Configuration Utility window to customize the
wireless client set up after installation. If you have 3Com Administrator Utilities,
you can also launch administration tools.
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To display the 3Com WLAN Configuration Utility window:
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In the 3Com WLAN Launcher, click the Padlock or the Hammer icon to display the
3Com WLAN Configuration Utility window. (The tab that appears on top depends
on the icon used to open the window.)
The 3Com WLAN Configuration Utility window contains these tabs:
■
Network/Security—See “Changing Network and Security Settings” on page 23
and “Setting up an Ad Hoc Network” on page 26.
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Options—See “Changing Power, Traffic, and Address Settings” on page 27.
■
Tools—See “Changing Your Password” on page 28, “Running Diagnostics” on
page 29, or “Upgrading PC Card Firmware” on page 34. If you have 3Com
Administrator Utilities, you can also perform access point management tasks.
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Info— See “Viewing Configuration Information” on page 29.
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Changing Network
and Security Settings
SETTING THE WIRELESS CLIENT
CONFIGURATION
You can change security and network settings for the wireless client in the
Network/Security tab.
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click the Padlock icon.
In the top half of the Security/Network tab, you can change settings for an access
point network. In the lower half of the tab, you can configure settings for an
ad hoc network.
3 To configure settings for an access point network, see “Network Settings” and
“Security Settings” on page 24.
To configure settings for an ad hoc network, click Start Ad hoc. See “Setting up an
Ad Hoc Network” on page 26.
4 If your selection requires encryption key settings, click Encryption Key Settings and
enter the encryption key settings in the next window. (Ask your network
administrator for the encryption settings.) See “40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi)
Encryption Settings” on page 24.
Network Settings
Network settings determine the wireless network with which the client can
associate. Some wireless LANs are set up with different WLAN service areas.
Clients can roam within the coverage areas of access points that have the same
WLAN service areas. They cannot roam to the coverage areas of access points that
have different WLAN service areas.
To change the settings:
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click the Padlock icon.
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3 In the Security/Network window, WLAN Service Area displays the name of the
wireless network with which the wireless PC client can associate. You can change
this setting as follows:
Attach to any WLAN Service Area automatically
Check this box to associate the client automatically to the WLAN service area with
the best signal strength. This is recommended.
Specify a WLAN Service Area
First uncheck the Attach to any WLAN Service Area automatically box. Then, you
can either enter the name of a service area (up to 32 characters long), or select
from recently used WLAN service areas or from all available WLAN Service Areas
within the range of the client.
Security Settings
You can set the level of security used to protect the network communications
between the client and the access point from interception by unintended
recipients. The security settings must match those that the network administrator
has set up on the network. Some security levels require you to supply encryption
settings. The levels of security are:
No Security (Open System)
No encryption is used. The network communications could
be intercepted by unintended recipients.
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi)
This option encrypts the wireless transmissions to protect
your data and is compatible with other Wi-Fi certified
wireless PC clients and access points from other
manufacturers.
128-bit Dynamic Security Link
This option can only be used with a 3Com 11 Mbps
Wireless LAN Access Point. It is the highest level of security,
in which you must enter a user name and password. These
must match the user name and password set up by the
administrator on the access points with which you
associate. Each network session automatically creates a
unique, one-time, 128-bit encryption key. You never have
to enter a key.
To maintain wireless association between clients and access points, follow these
guidelines:
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The security setting on the client and the access points must match exactly.
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For 40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) security, the encryption settings on the client and
the access point must match exactly.
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For 128-bit Dynamic Security Link security, the user name and password on the
client and the access points must match exactly.
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) Encryption Settings
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) security requires you to set up encryption keys. Your
network administrator sets up encryption keys for the wireless network and gives
you an encryption string or hexadecimal keys.
■
An encryption string is a string of characters between 8 and 64 characters
long. The string can be any combination of letters and numbers and is case
sensitive. The encryption string can be used only with other 3Com 11 Mbps
wireless PC Cards and access points.
Setting up Auto Network Connect
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Hexadecimal keys are sequences of hexadecimal digits arranged into four keys.
A hexadecimal digit may be a letter from A to F or a number from 0 to 9. This
type of encryption is compatible with Wi-Fi certified equipment from other
manufacturers.
To enter an encryption string:
1 In the Security/Network window, select 40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) from the Security
setting list.
2 Click Encryption Key Settings.
3 In the next window, select Specify Encryption String.
4 Type the encryption string in the space provided.
5 Click OK when finished.
To enter hexadecimal keys:
1 In the Security/Network window, select 40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) from the Security
setting list.
2 Click Encryption Key Settings.
3 In the next window, select Specify Encryption Keys.
4 Enter the key settings.
You must enter settings for all four keys.
5 Click one of the radio buttons to select a key to use.
6 Click OK when finished.
128-bit Dynamic Security Link Settings
128-bit Dynamic Security Link security requires a user name and password. Ask
your network administrator for the user name and password.
1 In the Network/Security window, select 128-bit Dynamic Security Link from the
Security setting list.
2 Click Apply.
3 In the next window, type the user name and password in the spaces provided.
4 Click OK when finished.
After you log in successfully the first time, Windows remembers the password the
next time you log in. Your network administrator may require you to log on
every time.
Setting up Auto
Network Connect
Auto Network Connect ensures network association even when traversing
subnets. The client automatically associates with the nearest access point that has
compatible encryption settings and automatically obtains a valid IP address.
This option requires a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server. The client’s
network configuration must be set to obtain its IP address automatically. For more
information on DHCP, see the documentation for your operating system.
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Follow these steps to set up Auto Network Connect:
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click the Padlock icon.
3 In the Security/Network window, check the Attach to any WLAN Service Area
automatically box.
4 Click the Options tab.
5 In the Options window, check the Automatically release/renew the IP address box.
6 Click OK.
Setting up an Ad Hoc
Network
Starting an Ad Hoc
Network Session
An ad hoc network is useful when you are out of the range of an access point or
when you want to share files with others, but not with the entire network. When
two or more clients are in ad hoc mode and within range of each other, they can
communicate with each other directly through their 3Com Wireless LAN PC Cards
without an access point. One client starts the ad hoc session and names it. Other
clients can then join the ad hoc network session.
Follow this procedure to start an ad hoc network session:
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click the Computer icon.
3 In the Ad hoc Network Login window, type a new network name in the space
provided.
This name identifies your ad hoc network to the rest of the clients.
4 Select a security setting.
You can select No Security (Open System) or 40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi). If you select
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi), enter the required encryption information. (For details
on encryption settings, see “40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) Encryption Settings” on
page 24.)
This security setting only applies to this ad hoc network and only affects the
transmissions among the participating ad hoc clients. It does not affect security
settings for communication with access points.
5 Select the performance mode.
If only 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN clients will be participating in the ad hoc
network session, click the Enhanced radio button. If clients from other
manufacturers will be participating, click the Wi-Fi interoperable radio button.
6 Click OK.
Changing Power, Traffic, and Address Settings
Joining an Ad Hoc
Network Session
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The TCP/IP or NetBEUI protocol settings of clients participating in an ad hoc
network session must match. For example, TCP/IP must be configured on the
same subnet and NetBEUI must be configured with the same workgroup.
After a client has started an ad hoc network session, other clients may join it as
follows:
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click the Computer icon.
3 In the Ad-hoc Network Login window, select the network name of the ad hoc
session you are joining from the drop-down list.
4 Set your security to match that of the client that started the ad hoc session.
5 Set the performance mode to match that of the client that started the ad hoc
session.
6 Click OK.
Ending an Ad Hoc
Network Session
Changing Power,
Traffic, and Address
Settings
There are two ways to end an ad hoc network session and reassociate with an
access point:
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Right-click the 3Com icon in the Windows system tray and select
End Ad Hoc/Connect to AP from the menu.
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Display the WLAN Launcher and click the Access Point icon.
You can change power management, network traffic, and IP address settings as
follows:
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click either the Padlock or the Hammer icons.
3 In the WLAN Configuration Utility window, click the Options tab.
In the Options window you can change the settings described below.
Automatically manage power based on the detected power source
When this radio button is selected, and if your computer is able to detect its
power source automatically, the PC Card will automatically switch between the
following modes:
Power saving mode—Recommended when the computer is using battery power.
Continuous access mode—Gives faster network performance and is
recommended when the computer is using AC power.
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Manually set the power management
When this radio button is selected, you can select the power mode manually. You
may want to select this mode, for example, if your computer cannot detect its
power source or if you want to improve performance by forcing continuous access
even though you are using battery power.
Windows NT users must select the power mode because the operating system
cannot detect its power source.
Network Traffic Accelerator
If only 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN equipment is being used, it is recommended
that you turn this option on to increase the rate at which traffic is handled.
Automatically release/renew the IP address
Your Internet Protocol address (IP address) contains the information that allows
network traffic to find its way to your computer.
This option requires a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server. The client’s
network configuration must be set to obtain its IP address automatically. For more
information on DHCP, see the documentation for your operating system.
When this box is checked, your computer automatically requests another
IP address if you travel outside of your subnet, so the network connection remains
active. Leave the box unchecked if your network does not have a DHCP server.
To force the system to release and renew an IP address, click Release/Renew Now.
You may want to click this button, for example, if you cannot establish association
with the network or if you roam in an installation that has multiple access points
and you lose network association.
Changing Your
Password
The Change Password utility lets you update the password used in the access
control list of the access point with which the client is associated. This is only
applicable if you have configured the client to use 128-bit Dynamic Security Link
security.
Because access points maintain separate User Control Lists, you must update the
password separately on each access point that you associate with.
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click the Hammer icon.
3 In the Tools window, double-click the Change Password icon.
4 In the Change Password dialog box, follow the instructions to change the
password and click OK.
Running Diagnostics
Running Diagnostics
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The Diagnostics tool checks adapter presence, network connection, signal
strength, and link quality.
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click the Hammer icon.
3 In the Tools tab, double-click the Diagnostics icon.
4 Check the boxes next to the tests you want to run.
5 Click Start.
The tests run and the results appear in the status column of the Tools tab.
Viewing
Configuration
Information
The Info tab summarizes configuration information about the PC Card and the
wireless LAN. To view configuration information:
1 In the Windows system tray, click the 3Com icon to display the
3Com WLAN Launcher.
If the 3Com WLAN Launcher is not already running, you can start it from the
Windows Start menu. Select Start/Programs/3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN/3Com
WLAN Launcher.
2 In WLAN Launcher, click either the Padlock or the Hammer icons.
3 In the WLAN Configuration Utility window, click the Info tab.
The following information appears in the Info tab:
Item
Description
Driver version
Useful for troubleshooting
Firmware version
Useful for troubleshooting
MAC Address
Unique hardware name for your PC Card.
IP Address
Your computer’s current IP address.
Card Type
Type of client adapter; for example, PCMCIA or PCI.
Power Source
AC power or battery power.
Network Type
Access Point or Ad hoc.
Security Settings
Type of security set for the PC Card. For information on security,
see “Security Settings” on page 24.
WLAN Service Area
If the network type is Access Point, shows the currently associated
WLAN service area. For information on the WLAN service area,
see “Changing Network and Security Settings” on page 23.
If the network type is Ad hoc, this item does not appear in the list.
Channel
Radio frequency (RF) channel.
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Item
Description
Network Name
If the network type is Ad hoc, shows the name of the ad hoc
network. For information on ad hoc networks, see “Setting up an
Ad Hoc Network” on page 26.
If the network type is Access Point, this item does not appear in
the list.
Access Point MAC
Address
Unique hardware name for the associated access point. If the
network type is Ad hoc, this field shows N/A.
Power Management
Power mode. For more information on power modes, see
“Changing Power, Traffic, and Address Settings” on page 27.
Associated Signal
Strength
Indicates the strength of the radio signal. All light green indicates
the best signal; all dark green indicates no signal.
Data Rate
Data transfer speed. For example, 11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, 2 Mbps, or
1 Mbps.
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Diagnosing Problems
TROUBLESHOOTING
The 3Com WLAN Launcher window can help you can diagnose problems. To
display the 3Com WLAN Launcher, double click the 3Com icon in the Windows
system tray.
If you have difficulty using the PC Card, try the solutions in the following table. If
you continue to experience difficulty, see “Upgrading PC Card Firmware” on
page 34 or “Uninstalling the Card” on page 33.
Symptom
Solutions
PC Card LED is off.
Make sure the card is properly inserted in the slot.
Check the PC Card icon in the Windows control panel and
make sure that the card type can be recognized.
PC Card LED is on, but not
blinking.
Make sure the card is properly inserted in the slot.
PC Card installs as an unknown
device.
The Windows Add Hardware Wizard was unable to locate
the PC Card drivers. You may have had no CD or the wrong
CD inserted in the drive, or the 3Com CD may not have
been ready when the wizard looked for the drivers.
Uninstall the card and reinstall it.
Remove the unknown device and repeat the installation
procedure. Make sure that you insert the 3Com CD when
the installation calls for it and that you wait for it to come up
to speed in the drive.
Installation program does not
finish. The driver fails to load.
There may be a resource conflict. Use the Device Manager
to resolve resource conflicts. Select System from the Control
Panel, and then click the Device Manager tab.
Network association is
intermittent.
Make sure that the XJACK antenna attached to the end of
the card is extended. Try reorienting the antenna. For best
use of the antenna:
In the WLAN Launcher window,
the green dotted line between
associated devices blinks to red
with an X, indicating that the
radio signal is weak.
The diagnostic signal strength or
link quality tests fail.
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■
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Keep the area around the antenna clear from materials
that could block radio transmission, such as metal
objects, electronic devices, and cordless telephones.
If the signal is weak, change the direction of the antenna
slightly.
If necessary, move your computer a few inches to find a
better signal.
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Symptom
Solutions
Computer operating system
does not recognize the card.
Make sure the card is properly inserted in the slot.
Make sure that PCMCIA support is installed.
In the WLAN Launcher window,
Check whether a card is already in use.
you see a yellow X on the
client icon.
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition
(Windows Me), and Windows 2000: Check whether the
The diagnostic adapter presence
computer has a Plug and Play BIOS.
test fails.
Windows NT: Make sure that CardWizard is installed on
your computer and that you have removed any utility that is
similar to CardWizard.
Client cannot associate with an
access point.
Click the Padlock icon to display Security/Network settings.
Make sure that the WLAN Service Area set on the client
matches that set on the access point. Or, set the client to
In the WLAN Launcher window,
Attach to any WLAN Service Area.
you see a red dotted line with
an X.
Make sure that encryption is set up correctly and matches
security set on the access point. See “Changing Network
Diagnostic network connection
and Security Settings” on page 23 and “40-bit Shared Key
test fails.
(Wi-Fi) Encryption Settings” on page 24.
If you are associating with a 3Com AirConnect® access
point, make sure that the Short RF Preamble parameter is
disabled on both access points.
There is no network association
when the computer becomes
active again after being in sleep
mode or after the PC Card is
removed and reinserted.
Log out and log in again, or restart the computer to restore
the connections.
Client cannot communicate with Make sure that fixed IP settings are correct.
the network.
If you are connecting to a wired network, make sure that
the access point you are associated with is connected to the
wired network.
If you are using a DHCP server, release/renew the IP address.
Client is not working under
Windows NT.
Make sure that CardWizard is installed and that any utilities
similar to CardWizard are not installed.
The PC Card LED indicates the following:
Using the Tools
Window
Condition
Description
Off
The computer does not recognize the PC Card.
On, but not blinking
The computer recognizes the PC Card, but the card is not
functioning.
Blinking
The PC Card is operating. The blink speed ranges from approximately
once every 2.5 seconds to approximately 10 times per second. Slow
blinking indicates that the client is either not associated to an access
point or is associated at a slow rate. Fast blinking indicates a good
network association and fast transmission.
In the Tools window you can change your password, run diagnostics, or upgrade
the PC card firmware. If you have 3Com Administrator Utilities, you can also
connect to the access point and perform management administration functions.
See the following topics for more information:
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“Changing Your Password” on page 28
Uninstalling the Card
Uninstalling the Card
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“Running Diagnostics” on page 29
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“Upgrading PC Card Firmware” on page 34
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Previous installations or interrupted installation attempts sometimes leave
problems that affect card operation. Possible problems include:
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PC Card fails to function.
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Operating system does not detect the PC Card.
■
System issues a warning tone at startup.
If the installation is unsuccessful, your best course may be to completely uninstall
the card and repeat the installation procedure.
CAUTION: Exit any networking applications and remove the PC Card driver
before uninstalling the card.
1 Make sure that you have exited any networking applications.
2 Use the standard operating system procedure to remove the card driver.
The procedure for Windows Me, Windows 98, and Windows 95 is shown below.
Refer to your Windows documentation for the exact procedure under
Windows 2000 and Windows NT.
a From the Windows Start menu, select Settings and then Control Panel.
b In the Control Panel, double-click the System icon.
c In the next window, click the Device Manager tab.
d Double-click Network Adapters.
e Select 3Com 3CRWE62092A Wireless LAN PC Card from the list and click
Remove.
3 Gently press and release the antenna to retract it.
4 Remove the card.
5 Restart the computer.
CAUTION: To avoid damaging the card, do not pull on the antenna.
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Uninstalling Software
Utilities
If you want to uninstall the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN software utilities, you
can either use the standard operating system procedure for removing programs or
use the following shortcut procedure:
1 From the Windows Start menu, select Programs, then 3Com 11Mbps Wireless
LAN, then Uninstall 3Com 11Mbps Wireless LAN.
2 When prompted to confirm, click OK.
Upgrading PC Card
Firmware
Firmware is the software that is installed on the PC Card at the factory. Some
problems can be solved by installing a new version of the firmware (upgrading
firmware). The following firmware upgrade procedure describes how to download
firmware updates from the 3Com customer support Web site to your PC Card.
1 Log on to the 3Com support site at http://support.3com.com.
2 Click Wireless.
3 Click Download Software/Drivers.
4 Click 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card firmware files.
The Software License Agreement page opens.
5 Read the agreement and click Yes.
6 Click 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card firmware files.
The File Download window opens.
7 Check the “Save this program to disk” box and click OK.
The Save As window opens.
8 Select a directory to receive the firmware upgrade file and click Save.
You can select any directory on the computer. The firmware upgrade file
downloads into the directory.
9 Run the PC Card Upgrade utility:
a Make sure that the computer is plugged into an AC power source and that the
PC Card is inserted.
b Double click the 3Com icon in the Windows system tray.
c In WLAN Launcher, click the Hammer icon.
d In the Tools tab, double click the Firmware Upgrade icon.
e In the Firmware Upgrade Tool window, enter the firmware file location path in
the space provided. This is the directory name you selected when you
downloaded the firmware upgrade from the 3Com customer support
Web site.
If you do not remember the file location, click Browse, locate the firmware
upgrade file you downloaded from the 3Com support site, click OK in the
dialog box, and the file will automatically be loaded into the Firmware Filename
space.
f Click Upgrade.
g Read the Firmware Upgrade Warning information and click OK.
h Restart the computer.
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WINDOWS NT INSTALLATION WITHOUT
NETWORKING INSTALLED
Use the following procedure to install the PC Card software while you are
installing Windows NT Networking. For details on installing networking, see your
Windows NT documentation.
The CardWizard utility, which helps Windows NT to load and manage software,
must be installed. If the installation program does not detect the CardWizard
utility on your computer, it will ask whether you want to install it. If you already
have a similar utility installed, you must first uninstall that utility to prevent
conflicts with CardWizard.
Internet Explorer version 4 is required to view help files. It is recommended that
you install Internet Explorer version 5 or later.
Install Files and
Networking
1 Make sure that the computer is running and the PC Card is inserted.
2 Put the 3Com CD in the CD-ROM drive.
If the 3Com 11 Mbps WLAN Menu appears, click Exit.
3 From the Windows Start menu, select Settings/Control Panel.
4 In the Control Panel, double-click Network.
5 When the system prompts: “Windows NT Networking is not installed. Do you
want to install it now?”, click Yes. This opens the Network Setup Wizard.
6 Check Wired to the network and click Next.
7 When the system prompts to have setup start searching for a network adapter,
click Select from List.
8 In the Select Network Adapter window, click Have Disk.
9 In the Insert Disk dialog box, make sure that the correct path to your CD-ROM
drive appears in the entry box (for example, d:) and click OK.
If you are installing from diskettes, enter the path to the diskette drive.
10 In the Select OEM Option window, select 3Com 3CRWE62092A Wireless LAN PC
Card and click OK.
11 In the Network Setup Wizard window, click Next.
12 In the Network Protocols list, place a check mark next to each network protocol
required for your site and click Next.
13 In the Network Services window, place a check mark in the box next to each
desired service. Select the default settings and click Next.
The message “Windows NT is ready to install networking” appears.
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14 Click Next.
The Windows NT Setup windows asks for the location of the Windows NT
installation files.
15 Remove the 3Com CD from the CD-ROM drive, put the Windows NT CD in the
drive and wait for it to spin up to speed. Make sure that the correct path to your
CD-ROM drive appears in the entry box (for example, d:) and click Continue.
(Instead of installing from the Windows NT CD, if you have the Windows NT
system files on your computer, you can enter the path to the Windows NT
installation files (for example, C:\i386) and click Continue.)
The Setup window appears again.
16 In the PC Card Setup window, accept the default settings and click Continue.
The default settings work in most cases. However, you may need to specify values
for your installation.
17 If the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties screen appears, enter the requested information
for your network environment.
Refer to the Windows NT documentation for assistance. If you choose the DHCP
server option, click Yes to the DHCP prompt. When you are finished entering the
appropriate TCP/IP information, click OK.
18 When the window for enabling or disabling bindings opens, click Next.
19 When Windows NT is ready to start the network, click Next to copy the network
files.
20 Enter your computer name and workgroup or domain name when prompted and
click Next.
21 When the system displays “Networking has been installed on this computer,” click
Finish.
22 When prompted to reboot the computer, remove the Windows NT CD from the
drive, insert the 3Com CD in the drive, and click Yes.
Install CardWizard
If CardWizard was already installed before you began installing the PC Card, this
portion is skipped and the installation proceeds directly to “Set Up the PC Card”.
1 When the computer restarts, if the 3Com 11 Mbps WLAN Menu appears, click Exit.
2 At the prompt to install CardWizard, click Yes.
If you click No and you do not have CardWizard installed, the installation stops.
3 In the CardWizard window, click Next.
4 In the CardWizard Welcome page, click Next.
5 Read the CardWizard Software License Agreement and click Yes.
6 When prompted to remove the PC Card, eject the card and click Yes.
7 In the Select Type of Platform window, select your computer type and click Next.
If your computer type is not listed, select Other Notebook and click Next.
8 Respond to the prompts to install CardWizard.
Set Up the PC Card
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9 When the CardWizard installation finishes, click the Restart the computer radio
button and click Finish.
10 Insert the PC Card.
Set Up the PC Card
After the computer restarts, the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Client Setup
window opens. In this window, you can specify the PC Card configuration.
1 In the 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Client Setup window, select Typical and
click Next.
Typical configures the PC Card with the following default values:
WLAN Service Area—Attach to any WLAN Service Area automatically
Security Setting—No security (Open system)
If you want to customize the PC Card configuration, for example, to add security,
select Custom. See “Custom Installation Options” on page 16 for details on
custom settings. For the fastest installation, it is recommended that you use the
typical settings. You can customize the configuration later as described in “Setting
the Wireless Client Configuration” on page 23.
2 In the Summary window, review the PC Card setup and click Finish.
3 When prompted to run the Setup program, click OK.
4 Run the Setup program:
a From the Windows Start menu, select Run.
b In the Run dialog box, enter a path to the Setup program on the 3Com CD. For
example, d:\srsetup.exe.
The 3Com 11 Mbps Wireless LAN Setup program starts.
Install Utilities
1 Read the Welcome page and click Next.
2 Read the Software License Agreement and click Yes. (If you click No, the
installation stops.)
3 Select a destination folder for the software files and click Next.
4 In the Setup Type window, select the type of installation for the software:
Typical—Installs the software and documentation.
Compact—Installs the software but not documentation.
Custom—Allows you to choose the components to install.
5 Follow the directions in the Select Program Folder window and click Next.
6 In the Desktop Icon Option window, click Yes.
7 In the next window, if the option to restart the computer appears, select it and
click Finish.
If you had a service pack installed before setting up the PC Card, reinstall it and
restart the computer.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
B
3Com provides easy access to technical support information through a variety of
services. This appendix describes these services.
Information contained in this appendix is correct at time of publication. For the
most recent information, 3Com recommends that you access the 3Com
Corporation World Wide Web site.
Online Technical
Services
World Wide Web Site
3Com offers worldwide product support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through
the following online systems:
■
World Wide Web site
■
3Com Knowledgebase Web Services
■
3Com FTP site
To access the latest networking information on the 3Com Corporation World
Wide Web site enter this URL into your Internet browser:
http://www.3com.com/
This service provides access to online support information such as technical
documentation and software library, as well as support options that range from
technical education to maintenance and professional services.
3Com Knowledgebase
Web Services
This interactive tool contains technical product information compiled by 3Com
expert technical engineers around the globe. Located on the World Wide Web at
http://knowledgebase.3com.com, this service gives all 3Com customers and
partners complementary, round-the-clock access to technical information on most
3Com products.
3Com FTP Site
Download drivers, patches, software, and MIBs across the Internet from the 3Com
public FTP site. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To connect to the 3Com FTP site, enter the following information into your FTP
client:
■
Hostname: ftp.3com.com
■
Username: anonymous
■
Password: <your Internet e-mail address>
You do not need a user name and password with Web browser software such as
Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.
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APPENDIX B: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Support from Your
Network Supplier
If you require additional assistance, contact your network supplier. Many suppliers
are authorized 3Com service partners who are qualified to provide a variety of
services, including network planning, installation, hardware maintenance,
application training, and support services.
When you contact your network supplier for assistance, have the following
information ready:
■
Product model name, part number, and serial number
■
A list of system hardware and software, including revision levels
■
Diagnostic error messages
■
Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable
If you are unable to contact your network supplier, see the following section on
how to contact 3Com.
Support from 3Com
If you are unable to obtain assistance from the 3Com online technical resources or
from your network supplier, 3Com offers technical telephone support services. To
find out more about your support options, call the 3Com technical telephone
support phone number at the location nearest you.
When you contact 3Com for assistance, have the following information ready:
■
Product model name, part number, and serial number
■
A list of system hardware and software, including revision levels
■
Diagnostic error messages
■
Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable
Here is a list of worldwide technical telephone support numbers. These numbers
are correct at the time of publication. Refer to the 3Com Web site for updated
information.
Country
Asia, Pacific Rim
Australia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
New Zealand
Pakistan
Philippines
P.R. of China
Singapore
S. Korea
From anywhere in S. Korea:
From Seoul:
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Thailand
Telephone Number
1 800 678 515
800 933 486
+61 2 9937 5085 or
000800 6501111
001 800 61 009
03 5783 1270
1800 801 777
0800 446 398
+61 2 9937 5083
1235 61 266 2602
10800 61 00137 or
021 6350 1590 or
00800 0638 3266
800 6161 463
82 2 3455 6455
00798 611 2230
00798 611 2230
0080 611 261
001 800 611 2000
Support from 3Com
Country
Telephone Number
Europe, Middle East and Africa
From anywhere in these regions, call:
+44 (0)1442 435529 phone
+44 (0)1442 436722 fax
Europe and South Africa
From the following countries, you may use the toll-free numbers:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
0800 297468
0800 71429
800 17309
0800 113153
0800 917959
0800 1821502
06800 12813
1800 553117
1800 9453794
800 8 79489
0800 3625
0800 0227788
800 11376
00800 3111206
0800 831416
0800 995014
900 983125
020 795482
0800 55 3072
0800 966197
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Puerto Rico
Central and South America
0800 13 3266
01 800 849CARE
800 666 5065
AT&T +800 998 2112
North America
1 800 NET 3Com (1 800 638 3266)
Enterprise Customers:
1 800 876-3266
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42
APPENDIX B: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Returning Products
for Repair
Before you send a product directly to 3Com for repair, you must first obtain an
authorization number. Products sent to 3Com without authorization numbers will
be returned to the sender unopened, at the sender’s expense.
To obtain an authorization number, call or fax:
Country
Telephone Number
Fax Number
Asia, Pacific Rim
+65 543 6500
+65 543 6348
Europe, South Africa, and
Middle East
+31 30 6029900
+31 30 6029999
Central and South America
525 201 0075
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
0810 222 3266
511 241 1691
0800 133266 or
55 11 5643 2700
525 201 0004
562 240 6200
525 201 0004
525 201 0004
525 201 0004
525 201 0004
511 241 1691
525 201 0004
525 201 0004
Caribbean
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Mexico
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela
From the following countries, you may call the toll-free numbers; select option 2 and
then option 2:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
0800 297468
0800 71429
800 17309
0800 113153
0800 917959
0800 1821502
00800 12813
1800553117
1800 9453794
1678 79489
0800 0227788
800 11376
00800 3111206
0800 831416
0800 995014
900 983125
020 795482
0800 55 3072
0800 966197
U.S.A. and Canada
1 800 NET 3Com
(1 800 638 3266)
Enterprise Customers:
1 800 876 3266
1 408 326 7120
(not toll-free)
INDEX
Numbers
128-bit Dynamic Security Link 24, 25
3Com Administrator Utilities CD 9
3Com CDs 9
3Com End User Utilities CD 9
3Com icon, in Windows system tray 20
3Com Knowledgebase Web Services 39
3Com URL 39
3Com WLAN Configuration Utility 21
3Com WLAN Launcher 19
buttons 19
starting 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) security 24
A
access point 5
ad hoc network 5, 6, 26
antenna, adjusting 15
association 5, 20
B
base station 5
buttons, 3Com WLAN Launcher 19
C
changing user passwords 28
checking status 20
clients, wireless, defined 5
configuration 6
ad hoc, defined 6
custom 16
examples 6
utility 21
configuring network settings 23
confirming the installation 15
connection (association) 5, 20
continuous access mode 27
custom configuration 16
F
O
firmware upgrade
PC Card 34
online technical services 39
open system 24
operating system requirements 9
Options tab 22
G
guidelines, security 24
H
hexadecimal keys 25
I
icons, status 20
improving reception 16
Info tab 22
installation 11
confirming 15
making diskettes 9
media 9
PC Card 10
typical 12, 14, 37
installation media requirements 9
installing new firmware
PC Card 34
Internet Protocol address, defined 28
IP address
defined 28
releasing and renewing 28
setting 26, 27, 28
E
encryption 24
string 16, 24, 25
Ethernet status display 20, 21
Extended Service Set Identity (ESSID) 6
password
changing user 28
PC Card
inserting 10
LED 32
power management
continuous access mode 27
power saving mode 27
setting 27
product registration 7
R
reception 16
registration 7
requirements 9
returning products for repair 42
roaming, defined 5
S
security
128-bit Dynamic Security Link 24,
25
L
LAN, wireless
defined 5
ways to set up 6
launcher 19
buttons 19
starting 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
LED
PC Card 32
D
DHCP server, and release/renew IP
address 25, 28
disk factory 9
diskettes, installation from 9
Dynamic Security Link 24, 25
P
M
making installation diskettes 9
MIBs 39
40-bit Shared Key (Wi-Fi) 24
and network settings 23
guidelines 24
no security 24
settings 24
service area, defined 6
set up, wireless LAN 6
settings
encryption 24
network, configuring 23
security 24
security and network 23
status
display, Ethernet 20, 21
icons 20
string, encryption 25
N
network
ad hoc 5, 6, 26
association, defined 20
settings, configuring 23
network supplier support 40
Network/Security tab 22, 23
No Security 24
T
technical support
3Com Knowledgebase Web
Services 39
3Com URL 39
network suppliers 40
product repair 42
Tools tab 22
troubleshooting
firmware
PC Card 34
typical installation 12, 14, 37
U
upgrading
PC Card firmware 34
URL 39
W
warranty, registration 7
Web browser requirements 9
Windows system tray, 3Com icon 20
wireless
association (connection) 5, 20
clients, defined 5
wireless LAN
defined 5
ways to set up 6
wireless LAN service area 6, 23
WLAN Configuration Utility 21
WLAN launcher 19
buttons 19
starting 15, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
WLAN service area
defined 6
setting up 23
World Wide Web (WWW) 39
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
FCC RADIO-FREQUENCY
EXPOSURE NOTICE
This device generates and radiates radio-frequency energy. In order to comply with FCC radio-frequency radiation exposure
guidelines for an uncontrolled environment, this equipment has to be installed and operated while maintaining a minimum
body to antenna distance of 2.5 cm.
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.
FCC PART 15 NOTICE
(APPLICABLE TO USE WITHIN
THE USA)
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.
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from the one which the receiver is connected to.
■
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. 004-000-00345-4.
MANUFACTURER’S
DECLARATION OF
CONFORMITY
3Com Corporation
5400 Bayfront Plaza
P.O. Box 58145
Santa Clara, CA 95054-8145
(408) 326-5000
Declares that the product:
Date:
1 November 2000
Brand Name:
3Com Corporation
Model Number:
WL-305
Equipment Type:
Wireless LAN PC Card
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.
INDUSTRY CANADA NOTICE
(APPLICABLE TO USE WITHIN
CANADA)
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.
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY - CE
NOTICE
Marking by the symbol:
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 empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une licence, cet appareil doit être utilisé à
l'intérieur seulement et devrait être placé loin des fenêtres afin de fournir un écran de blindage maximal.
indicates compliance of this equipment to the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. Such marking is indicative that this equipment meets
or exceeds the following technical standards:
SAFETY COMPLIANCE NOTICE
■
ETS 300 328 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband Transmission systems; data
transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using spread spectrum modulation techniques
■
ETS 300 826 - Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
standard for 2,4 GHz wideband transmission systems and HIgh PErformance Radio Local Area Network (HIPERLAN)
equipment
■
ES 59005 - Considerations for the evaluation of human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF's) from mobile
telecommunication equipment (MTE) in the frequency range 30 MHz - 6 GHz
■
EN 55022 - Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics of Information Technology
Equipment. (CISPR 22 Class B).
■
EN 60950 - Safety of information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment.
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 and certified to these or other equivalent standards:
■
UL Standard 1950 / CSA C22.2 No. 950
■
IEC 60950
■
EN 60950
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