Compex Technologies WLP54G Network Card User Manual

1. Introduction
Quick Install Guide
Compex Wireless-G
Network PCI
Ordering Information: WLP54G 2a
Version 1.2
Figure 1
Compex iWavePort WLP54G
Compex iWavePort WLP54G is a 54Mbps PCI Wireless LAN
adapter. Utilizing 2.4GHz radio frequency band, Compex iWavePort
WLP54G provides 54Mbps network connectivity via open air. Data
security is facilitated with either 64-bit or 128-bit WEP (Wired
Equivalent Privacy). Compex iWavePort WLP54G supports easy
Plug and Play installation. Compex iWavePort WLP54G combines
simplicity, data privacy and reliability for your wireless network.
2. Hardware Installation
Actual product appearance may slightly differ depending on the
hardware version.
Compex iWavePort WLP54G
PCI slot
Figure 2
Inserting Compex iWavePort WLP54G into PCI slot
The following installation process is operated under Windows XP.
For installation process operating under 98SE//ME/2000, kindly refer
to the Drivers & Utilities Installation Guide in the Product CD. If you
have installed the Wireless PC Card driver & utility before,
please uninstall the old version first.
1. Turn off your PC and switch off the power from the power point.
2. Insert Compex iWavePort WLP54G into your PCI slot as shown
3. Power up your PC.
3. Utility and Driver Installation
1. Power on your PC and your system will detect new hardware
automatically. Click Cancel to terminate the driver installation.
5. Click Finish to complete the utility installation. At the same time,
your system has installed the driver to your computer.
However, you will notice that the RALINK Wireless Utility
screen appears automatically, together with the RALINK
Wireless Network Card Setup. Before you can configure the
Utility program, first exit the latter by clicking Finish.
2. Insert the Product CD into your computer CD-ROM drive. The
CD will auto-run, displaying the Compex page. Then go to
UTILITIES to select the setup.exe
If you wish to exit the utility program, simply go to the taskbar
and place your cursor on the icon (as circled in red). Then click
on the right button of your mouse to select Exit from the main
To check if the driver has been successfully installed to your system,
6. Proceed to your desktop, right click on My Computer and select
7. Select Hardware tab and click on Device Manager.
3. The system will then run the RaLink2_RT2500 setup.exe
automatically. Click Next> to proceed.
4. Follow the instructions stated on the screen. The system will
prompt you if you need to select your location country. For
example, if you are in Singapore, just select Singapore. Click OK
to proceed.
8. Ralink RT2500 Wireless LAN Card will appear in the Network
Adapters section. This indicates that the drivers for Compex
iWavePort WLP54G has been successfully installed to your
To change the location that you have placed your Compex
iWavePort WLP54G,
1. Go to Start Menu, Programs, Ralink, RT2500 and select CCS.
4. Un-install Compex iWavePort WLP54G
Please note that you need to close all programs before uninstalling
your Compex iWavePort WLP54G.
From your Start menu, go to Programs, Ralink, RT2500 and
select UnInstall.
Select the Remove radio button and click on the Next> button.
Your system will prompt you if you want to remove the
application completely. Click OK button to proceed.
Unplug your Compex iWavePort WLP54G from your PCI slot
and click OK button to complete the un-installation process.
9. To activate the utility program if you have already exited it,
simply proceed to Start Menu, Programs, RaLink and select
RT2500. From RT2500, select RaConfig2500.
Once you click on the utility option, the following screen shot will
appear. You may start to configure your Compex iWavePort
WLP54G. The icon ( as circled in blue) indicates that the connection
is successful.
For details in using the Utility, refer to the User’s Manual stored in
the Product CD.
You may also use Wireless Zero Configuration utility that is only
available in Windows XP to configure your Compex iWavePort
WLP54G. However you need to exit from the Compex utility before
accessing to Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration utility.
Refer to User’s Manual Appendix III “Windows XP Wireless Zero
Configuration Utility” for details.
This document may become superseded, in which case you may find
its latest version at:
Technical Specification
Network Protocol, Standards and Electrical Emissions
Industry Standards
Interoperable with
IEEE 802.11g (OFDM)
IEEE 802.11b (DSSS)
Safety Certifications
Disclaimer: Compex, Inc. provides this guide without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied,
including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Compex, Inc. may make improvements and/or changes to the product and/or specifications of the product
described in this guide, without prior notice. Compex, Inc will not be liable for any technical inaccuracies or
typographical errors found in this guide. Changes are periodically made to the information contained herein
and will be incorporated into later versions of the guide. The information contained is subject to change
without prior notice.
Trademark Information: Compex®, ReadyLINK® and MicroHub® are registered trademarks of Compex,
Inc. Microsoft Windows and the Windows logo are the trademarks of Microsoft Corp. NetWare is the
registered trademark of Novell Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
Notice: Copyrights © 2004 by Compex, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction, adaptation, or translation
without prior permission of Compex, Inc. is prohibited, except as allowed under the copyright laws.
Manual Revision by Ann
Manual Number: M-0413-V1.2C
Version 1.2, October 2004
FCC NOTICE: This device 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 device 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 device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Increase the separation between the computer and
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Connect the computer into an outlet on a
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV
circuit different from that to which the
technician for help.
receiver is connected.
Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this device could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.
FCC Compliance Statement: 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
Products that contain a radio transmitter are labeled with FCC ID and may also carry the FCC logo.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
To comply with the FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, the following antenna installation and device
operating configurations must be satisfied:
For configurations using the integral antenna, the separation distance between the antenna(s) and any
person’s body (including hands, wrists, feet and ankles) must be at least 2.5cm (1 inch).
For configurations using an approved external antenna, the separation distance between the antenna and
any person’s body (including hands, wrists, feet and ankles) must be at least 20cm (8 inch).
The transmitter shall not be collocated with other transmitters or antennas.
ICES 003 Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY: Compex, Inc. declares that the product:
Product Name: Compex Wireless-G Network PCI Adapter
Model No.: WLP54G conforms to the following Product Standards:
Radiated Emission Standards: ETSI EN 300 328-2: July 2000; FCC: 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, ANSI
C63.4-1992; 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart C (Section 15.247), ANSI C63.4-1992.
Conducted Emission Standards: ETS 300 826: Nov. 1997.
Immunity Standards: IEC 801-2; IEC 801-3; IEC 801-4
Low Voltage Directive: EN 60 950:1992+A1: 1993+A2: 1993+A3; 1995+A4; 1996+A11: 1997
Therefore, this product is in conformity with the following regional standards: FCC Class B – following the
provisions of FCC Part 15 directive; CE Mark – following the provisions of the EC directive.
Manufacturer’s Name: Compex, Inc.
European Contact & Technical Support
Address: 4051 E. La Palma, Unit A,
ReadyLINK Networktechnology GmbH,
Anaheim, CA 92807, USA
Albert Einstein Straβe 34/M21,
63322 Rödermark, Germany
Fax: ++49 (60) 749-0668
CE Mark
Frequency Band
2.4 GHz
Data Rate
Up to 54Mbps (with Automatic Scale
Host Interface
32-bit PCI
Operating Voltage
Media Access Protocol
with ACK
Signal Type
Receive Sensitivity
• -83 dBm@11Mbps
• -70 dBm@54Mbps
Average Output Power
• 19 dBm@11Mbps
• 15 dBm@54Mbps
Power Consumpption
Data Encryption
• 64/128-bit WEP
Frequency Accuracy
-25~25 ppm
Antenna Connector
SMA, detachable antenna
Operating Channels
• 1 to 11 channels (US, Canada)
• 1 to 13 channels (Europe)
• 1 to 14 channels ( Japan)
3.3V dC
350mA Tx
250mA Rx
18mA Standby Mode
Drivers/Operating System
Wireless Operation Modes
Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE
Client Manager
• Infrastructure mode (Access Point
• Ad-Hoc mode ( Peer-to-Peer mode)
Physical and Environment
Operating temperature :
Storage temperature :
Operating humidity :
Non-operating humidity :
0°C to 55°C
-20°C to 65°C
10% to 90%
5% to 95% relatively humidity noncondensing
Physical Dimension (For
120mm x 40mm x 1.6mm
(L x W x H)
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