Gateway LWGC-220 Network Card User Manual

your Gateway Windows network
installationguide
802.11g wireless series PC Card model WGC-220
Installing
Configuring
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Contents
1
2
A
B
Windows XP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Step 1: Installing the hardware and software . . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing the PC Card in your computer . . . . . . . . . 2
Installing the PC Card driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Step 2: Configuring the PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Naming the computers and the workgroup . . . . . . . 5
Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Terms you should know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Setting up a DHCP IP address for each computer . 12
Turning the wireless emitter off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Where to go from here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Creating your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . 16
Using your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . 16
Troubleshooting your wireless Ethernet network . . 16
Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and Windows 2000. . . 17
Step 1: Installing the hardware and software . . . . . . . . . 18
Installing the Gateway Wireless Monitor . . . . . . . . 18
Installing the PC Card in your computer . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the PC Card driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Step 2: Configuring the PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Naming the computers and the workgroup . . . . . . 24
Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Terms you should know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Setting up a DHCP IP address for each computer . 28
Turning the wireless emitter off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Where to go from here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Creating your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . 34
Using your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . 34
Troubleshooting your wireless Ethernet network . . 34
Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Automated troubleshooting system . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . 37
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Windows XP
1
This chapter describes how to install a
Gateway wireless Ethernet PC Card on
your Windows XP computer and
configure Windows XP for a wireless
Ethernet network. Complete these tasks
in sequence:
■
“Step 1: Installing the hardware
and software” on page 2.
■
“Step 2: Configuring the
PC Card” on page 5.
■
“Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP
protocol” on page 12.
If you need to install and configure the
PC Card for other versions of Windows,
see “Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and
Windows 2000” on page 17.
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Chapter 1: Windows XP
Step 1: Installing the hardware and
software
Installing the PC Card in your computer
Use the following instructions to install the PC Card in your
computer.
To install the PC Card in your computer:
■
Push the card firmly into the PC Card slot label-side up
until the black antenna is the only thing protruding from
the side of your computer.
If this is the first time you have installed this PC Card
into your computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard
opens. To complete the PC Card installation, go to
“Installing the PC Card driver” on page 2.
Installing the PC Card driver
Use the following instructions to install the PC Card driver for
Windows XP.
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Step 1: Installing the hardware and software
To install the PC Card driver
1
When the Found New Hardware Wizard opens, insert
the installation CD in the CD drive.
2
Click Install the software automatically (Recommended),
then click Next. The wizard displays a list of
recommended drivers to install.
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3
Click the Gateway Wireless 802.11G PC Card located in
the d:\driver\winxp folder on the installation CD, then
click Next.
4
When a message tells you that the driver has not
passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway.
The device driver files are copied to the hard drive.
5
Click Finish to complete the installation.
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Step 2: Configuring the PC Card
Step 2: Configuring the PC Card
Naming the computers and the
workgroup
The first time you use networking in your computer, you need
to use the Windows XP Network Setup Wizard to name each
computer and the workgroup and to select other network
settings in Windows XP.
Important
The network setup procedure uses the
Windows XP Network Setup Wizard. The example
screens show the screens that typically appear in
the course of using the wizard. If your network
situation differs from that used in this example, you
may encounter additional screens or screens with
different selections. Make sure that you read each
screen in the wizard and make your selections
based on your particular network situation.
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Chapter 1: Windows XP
To run the Windows XP Network Setup Wizard:
1
Click the Network Setup Wizard icon
on the
Windows XP taskbar. The Network Setup Wizard
opens.
- OR Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications,
then click Network Setup Wizard. The Network Setup
Wizard opens.
2
6
Click Next to continue through the wizard.
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Step 2: Configuring the PC Card
3
Click Next. The wizard found disconnected network
hardware screen opens.
4
Click to select the Ignore disconnected network hardware
check box, then click Next. The Select a connection
method screen opens.
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5
Click This computer connects to the Internet through another
computer on my network or through a residential gateway,
then click Next.
6
If the Your computer has multiple connections screen
opens, click Let me choose the connections to my network,
then click Next.
7
On the Select the connections to bridge screen, click to
select the Wireless Network Connection check box.
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Step 2: Configuring the PC Card
8
Click Next. The Give this computer a description and
name screen opens.
9
Type a description of the computer in the Computer
description box.
10
Type a unique computer name in the Computer name
box. This name identifies the computer to other users
on the network. Use a computer name of up to 15
characters with no blank spaces. Each computer name
must be unique on your network. All-numeric
computer names are not allowed. Names must
contain some letters.
Important
You must give each computer on the network a
unique Computer Name and the same Workgroup
Name.
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11
Click Next. The Name your network screen opens.
12
Type a name for your workgroup in the Workgroup
name box. Use a workgroup name of up to 15
characters with no blank spaces. The workgroup name
must be the same for all computers in your network
workgroup, and the name must be different than any
computer name on your network.
13
Click Next. The Ready to apply network settings screen
opens.
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Step 2: Configuring the PC Card
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Click Next to apply the network settings. The You’re
almost done screen opens.
15
If you are setting up an Ethernet network on other
computers, you may want to use the Network Setup
Wizard to do so. Click a method for installing and
configuring the network on your other computers or
click Just finish the wizard; I don’t need to run the wizard on
other computers.
16
17
Click Next.
Click Finish. After you name each computer and assign
it to your workgroup, go to “Step 3: Configuring the
TCP/IP protocol” on page 12.
Help and
Support
For more information about using the Network
Setup Wizard in Windows XP, click Start, then
click Help and Support.
Type the keyword Network Setup Wizard in the
HelpSpot Search box
,
then click the arrow.
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Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol
A networking protocol is a language computers use to talk to each
other. One of several available protocols must be set up on each
computer you plan to use on your network. We recommend
you use the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP), which is widely accepted and compatible for local
area networks (LANs), as well as for Internet communications.
When networking is set up in Windows XP, TCP/IP is
automatically installed as the default protocol.
Terms you should know
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) lets a
router automatically assign an IP address to a computer on the
network.
IP Address - Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that
uniquely identifies a computer on the network.
Setting up a DHCP IP address for each
computer
In order to use the TCP/IP protocol on each computer, you
must either set the protocol to Obtain an IP address from a DHCP
server or make the IP address settings manually. If you use a
wireless access point router that can act as the DHCP server,
you can select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server. Obtaining
an IP address automatically using DHCP is one of the most
common methods for setting up wireless network devices.
If your network configuration requires a static IP address (one
that does not change), you must set the IP address manually.
This means that you need to enter an IP address and a subnet
mask. For more information about setting the IP address
manually, see the Setting Up Your Wireless Windows Network
guide included on the installation CD that came with your
network device.
If you are connecting to a home Ethernet network, have a cable
or DSL modem, and a wireless access point router that
automatically assigns IP addresses to computers on the
network, follow the instructions in “To set up a DHCP IP
address:” on page 13.
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Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol
To set up a DHCP IP address:
1
Click Start, then click Control Panel. The Control Panel
window opens. If your Control Panel is in Category
View, click Network and Internet Connections. The Network
and Internet Connections window opens.
2
Click/Double-click Network Connections. The Network
Connections window opens.
3
Right-click Wireless Network Connection, then click
Properties. The Wireless Network Connection Properties
dialog box opens.
4
Click to select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) check box in
the This connection uses the following items list. If you do
not see TCP/IP, drag the scroll bar to see more choices.
5
Click Properties. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
dialog box opens.
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6
Click the General tab.
7
8
Click Obtain an IP address automatically.
9
Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection
Properties dialog box.
10
11
Click X to close the Network Connections window.
12
After you set up the IP addresses on all your
computers, go to “Where to go from here” on page 16.
Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Properties dialog box.
Repeat this procedure for every computer on your
network.
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Turning the wireless emitter off
Turning the wireless emitter off
Warning
Radio frequency wireless communication can
interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft.
Current aviation regulations require wireless
devices to be turned off while traveling in an
airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE
802.11g communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication.
You can turn off the wireless emitter to conserve the battery
charge on your notebook computer or to make a computer
unavailable on the network. There are times, such as when you
are flying in an aircraft, when you should turn off your wireless
emitter. For more safety and regulatory information, see
“Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information” on page 37.
To turn the wireless emitter off:
■
Click the remove hardware
icon in the taskbar, the
PC Card name, then click Stop.
- OR Turn off your computer.
Important
If the remove hardware icon does not appear on
the taskbar in Windows XP, click the show hidden
icons
button.
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Where to go from here
Creating your wireless Ethernet network
Now that you have configured your wireless Ethernet network,
you are ready to create a wireless network. Go to the creating a
wireless access point network or creating a peer-to-peer wireless
network section in the Setting Up Your Wireless Windows
Network guide included on the installation CD that came with
your network device.
Using your wireless Ethernet network
After you create and configure your wireless Ethernet network
and you know how to turn your wireless emitter on and off,
you are ready to use the network. Go to the sharing your
resources section in the Setting Up Your Wireless Windows
Network guide included on the installation CD that came with
your network device.
Troubleshooting your wireless Ethernet
network
If you cannot get your wireless Ethernet network to work, go to
the troubleshooting section in the Setting Up Your Wireless
Windows Network guide included on the installation CD that
came with your network device.
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Windows 98SE,
Windows Me, and
Windows 2000
2
This chapter describes how to install a
Gateway wireless Ethernet PC Card on
your Windows 98SE, Windows Me, or
Windows 2000 computer and configure
your computer for a wireless Ethernet
network. Complete these tasks in
sequence:
■
“Step 1: Installing the hardware
and software” on page 18.
■
“Step 2: Configuring the
PC Card” on page 24.
■
“Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP
protocol” on page 28.
If you need to install and configure the
PC Card for Windows XP, see “Windows
XP” on page 1.
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Chapter 2: Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and Windows 2000
Step 1: Installing the hardware and
software
Installing the Gateway Wireless Monitor
Use the following instructions to install the Gateway Wireless
Monitor program.
To install the Gateway Wireless Monitor:
1
Insert the CD that came with your PC Card into your
computer’s CD or DVD drive. If the program starts
automatically, go to Step 5.
- OR If the program does not start automatically, go to
Step 2.
2
3
4
18
Click Start, then click Run. The Run dialog box opens.
In the Open text box, type d:\app\setup.exe (where d
is the drive letter of your CD or DVD drive).
Click OK. The Gateway Wireless Monitor wizard starts.
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Step 1: Installing the hardware and software
5
Click Next. The License Agreement screen opens.
6
Click Yes to accept the License Agreement. The Choose
Destination Location screen opens.
7
Click Next. The wizard installs the program on your
computer.
8
When prompted, click Yes, I want to restart my computer
now, then click Finish. Your computer restarts and
completes the Gateway Wireless Monitor installation.
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Chapter 2: Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and Windows 2000
Installing the PC Card in your computer
Use the following instructions to install the PC Card in your
computer.
To install the PC Card in your computer:
■
Push the card firmly into the PC Card slot label-side
up until the black antenna is the only thing
protruding from the side of your computer.
If this is the first time you have installed this PC Card
into your computer, the Add New Hardware Wizard
opens. To complete the PC Card installation, go to
“Installing the PC Card driver” on page 21.
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Step 1: Installing the hardware and software
Installing the PC Card driver
The following instructions tell you how to install the PC Card
driver using the Add New Hardware Wizard.
Important
The instructions for installing the PC Card driver
use the Add New Hardware Wizard. The example
screens show the screens that typically appear in
the course of using the wizard. If your operating
system situation differs from that used in this
example, you may encounter additional screens or
screens with different selections. Make sure that
you read each screen in the wizard and make your
selections based on your particular network
situation.
To install the PC Card driver
1
When the Add New Hardware Wizard opens, insert
the installation CD into the CD drive.
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2
Click Next. The search for new drivers screen opens.
3
Click to select the CD-ROM drive and Specify a location
check boxes. Make sure that all other check boxes are
cleared.
4
Click Browse. The Browse for Folder dialog box opens.
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Step 1: Installing the hardware and software
5
Navigate to the Driver folder located on the
installation CD. For example, if you are installing
drivers for Windows 98SE, click to highlight the Win9X
folder located under the Driver folder on the
installation CD.
Important
If you are installing drivers for Windows Me, click
the Win9X folder for the Windows Me driver
installation.
6
Click OK. The Add New Wizard locates the PC Card
driver.
7
Click Next. The device driver files are copied to the
hard drive.
8
Click OK to restart your computer and complete the
driver installation.
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Chapter 2: Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and Windows 2000
Step 2: Configuring the PC Card
Naming the computers and the
workgroup
The first time you use networking on your computer, you need
to give each computer a unique name and assign each
computer to the same workgroup.
If you are naming the computers and workgroup in
Windows 2000, see “To identify a Windows 2000 computer on
the network:” on page 26.
If you are naming the computer and workgroup in
Windows 98SE or Windows Me, see “To identify a
Windows 98SE or Windows Me computer on the network:” on
page 24.
To identify a Windows 98SE or Windows Me
computer on the network:
24
1
Click Start, Settings, then click Control Panel. The
Control Panel window opens.
2
If you are using Windows Me, click view all Control Panel
options.
3
Double-click the Network icon. The Network dialog box
opens.
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4
Click the Identification tab.
5
Type a unique computer name in the Computer name
box. This name identifies the computer to other users
on the network. Use a computer name of up to 15
characters with no blank spaces. Each computer name
must be unique on your network. All-numeric
computer names are not allowed. Names must
contain some letters.
Important
You must give each computer on the network a
unique Computer Name and the same Workgroup
Name.
6
Type a name for your workgroup in the Workgroup box.
Use a workgroup name of up to 15 characters with no
blank spaces. The workgroup name must be the same
for all computers in your network workgroup, and the
name must be different than any computer name on
your network.
7
8
Click OK to close the Network dialog box.
Click X to close the Control Panel.
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After you name each computer and assign it to your
workgroup, go to “Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP
protocol” on page 28.
To identify a Windows 2000 computer on the network:
1
Click Start, Settings, then click Control Panel. The
Control Panel window opens.
2
Double-click the System icon. The System Identification
dialog box opens.
3
4
Click the Network Identification tab.
5
Click Properties. The Identification Changes dialog box
opens.
Type a unique computer name in the Computer name
box. This name identifies the computer to other users
on the network. Use a computer name of up to 15
characters with no blank spaces. Each computer name
must be unique on your network. All-numeric
computer names are not allowed. Names must
contain some letters.
Important
26
You must give each computer on the network a
unique Computer Name and the same Workgroup
Name.
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Step 2: Configuring the PC Card
6
Type a name for your workgroup in the Workgroup box.
Use a workgroup name of up to 15 characters with no
blank spaces. The workgroup name must be the same
for all computers in your network workgroup, and the
name must be different than any computer name on
your network.
7
8
9
Click OK to close the Identification Changes dialog box.
Click OK to close the System Identification dialog box.
After you name each computer and assign it to your
workgroup, go to “Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP
protocol” on page 28.
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Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol
A networking protocol is a language computers use to talk to each
other. One of several available protocols must be set up on each
computer you plan to use on your network. We recommend
you use the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP), which is widely accepted and compatible for local
area networks (LANs), as well as for Internet communications.
When networking is set up in Windows, TCP/IP should
automatically be installed as the default protocol. If it is not
installed, see the Windows help.
Terms you should know
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) lets a
router automatically assign an IP address to a computer on the
network.
IP Address - Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that
uniquely identifies a computer on the network.
Setting up a DHCP IP address for each
computer
In order to use the TCP/IP protocol on each computer, you
must either set the protocol to Obtain an IP address from a DHCP
server or make the IP address settings manually. If you use a
wireless access point router that can act as the DHCP server,
you can select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server. Obtaining
an IP address automatically using DHCP is one of the most
common methods for setting up wireless network devices.
If your network configuration requires a static IP address (one
that does not change), you must set the IP address manually.
This means that you need to enter an IP address and a subnet
mask. For more information about setting the IP address
manually, see the Setting Up Your Windows Network guide
included on the installation CD that came with your network
device.
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Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol
If you are connecting to a home Ethernet network, have a cable
or DSL modem, and a wireless access point router that
automatically assigns IP addresses to computers on the
network, follow the instructions in “To set up a DHCP IP
address for Windows 98SE or Windows Me:” on page 29 or “To
set up a DHCP IP address for Windows 2000:” on page 31.
To set up a DHCP IP address for Windows 98SE or
Windows Me:
1
Click Start, Settings, then click Control Panel. The
Control Panel window opens.
2
If you are using Windows Me, click view all Control Panel
options.
3
Double-click the Network icon. The Network dialog box
opens.
4
Click TCP/IP -> Gateway Wireless 802.11G PC Card Adapter.
If you do not see TCP/IP, drag the scroll bar to see
more choices.
5
Click Properties. The TCP/IP Properties dialog box
opens.
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Click the IP Address tab, then click Obtain an IP address
automatically.
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7
8
9
10
Click OK to close the TCP/IP Properties dialog box.
11
After you set up the IP addresses on all your
computers, go to “Where to go from here” on page 34.
Click OK to close the Network dialog box.
Click X to close the Control Panel window.
Repeat this procedure for every computer on your
network.
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Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol
To set up a DHCP IP address for Windows 2000:
1
Click Start, Settings, then click Network and Dial-up
Connections. The Network and Dial-up Connections
window opens. This window has an icon for each
networking connection available on your computer.
For example, if you have both wired and wireless
Ethernet hardware installed on your computer, there
will be at least two icons, one for your wired Ethernet
hardware and one for your wireless Ethernet
hardware.
2
Right-click the Local Area Connection icon for the
wireless Ethernet hardware, then click Properties. The
Local Area Connection Properties dialog box opens.
3
Click to select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) check box in
the Components checked are used by this connection list. If
you do not see TCP/IP, drag the scroll bar to see more
choices.
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Click Properties. The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
dialog box opens.
5
6
Click Obtain an IP address automatically.
7
Click OK to close the Local Area Connection Properties
dialog box.
8
Click X to close the Network and Dial-up Connections
window.
9
Repeat this procedure for every computer on your
network.
10
32
Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Properties dialog box.
After you set up the IP addresses on all your
computers, go to “Where to go from here” on page 34.
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Turning the wireless emitter off
Turning the wireless emitter off
Warning
Radio frequency wireless communication can
interfere with equipment on commercial aircraft.
Current aviation regulations require wireless
devices to be turned off while traveling in an
airplane. IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE
802.11g communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication.
You can turn off the wireless emitter to conserve the battery
charge on your notebook computer or to make a computer
unavailable on the network. There are times, such as when you
are flying in an aircraft, when you should turn off your wireless
emitter. For more safety and regulatory information, see
“Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information” on page 37.
To turn the wireless emitter off:
■
In the Windows Me or Windows 2000, click the
remove hardware
icon in the taskbar, the PC Card
name, then click Stop.
- OR In Windows 98SE, remove the PC Card.
- OR Turn off your computer.
Important
Some computers require you to press the PC Card
eject button more than once to eject the PC Card.
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Where to go from here
Creating your wireless Ethernet network
Now that you have configured your wireless Ethernet network,
you are ready to create a wireless network. Go to the creating a
wireless access point network or creating a peer-to-peer wireless
network section in the Setting Up Your Wireless Windows
Network guide included on the installation CD that came with
your network device.
Using your wireless Ethernet network
After you create and configure your wireless Ethernet network
and you know how to turn your wireless emitter on and off,
you are ready to use the network. Go to the sharing your
resources section in the Setting Up Your Wireless Windows
Network guide included on the installation CD that came with
your network device.
Troubleshooting your wireless Ethernet
network
If you cannot get your wireless Ethernet network to work, go to
the troubleshooting section in the Setting Up Your Wireless
Windows Network guide included on the installation CD that
came with your network device.
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Getting Help
A
Technical Support
Gateway offers a wide range of customer
service, technical support, and
information services. Use the following
information to contact Gateway for
help.
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Appendix A: Getting Help
Automated troubleshooting system
Service description
How to reach
Use an automated menu system and your telephone
keypad to find answers to common problems.
800-846-2118 (US)
877-709-2945 (Canada)
Telephone numbers
You can access the following services through your telephone
to get answers to your questions:
Resource
Service description
How to reach
Fax on
demand
support
Order a catalog of documents on
common problems, then order
documents by document numbers.
The documents will be faxed to you.
800-846-4526 (US)
877-709-2951 (Canada)
Gateway’s
fee-based
software
tutorial
service
Get tutorial assistance for software
issues billed by the minute.
800-229-1103 (charged
to your credit card)
900-555-4695 (charged
to your telephone bill)
Gateway
Technical
Support
Talk to a Gateway Technical Support
representative about a non-tutorial
technical support question.)
TDD Technical Support (for hearing
impaired) is available:
Weekdays 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Central Time
Weekends 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Central Time
800-846-2301 (US)
800-846-3609 (Canada
and Puerto Rico)
605-232-2191
(all other countries)
800-846-1778 (TDD)
Sales,
accounting,
and
warranty
Get information about available
systems, pricing, orders, billing
statements, warranty service, or other
non-technical issues.
800-846-2000 (US)
888-888-2037 (Canada)
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Safety,
Regulatory, and
Legal Information
B
Regulatory compliance
statements
Wireless Guidance
The WGC-220 802.11g wireless LAN
(low power Radio Frequency, RF,
transmitting device) operates in the
2400 - 2483.5 MHz band. The following
section is a general overview of
considerations while operating the
wireless LAN.
Limitations, cautions, and concerns are
listed below and in the specific country
sections (or country group sections). This
wireless device is only qualified for use
in the countries identified by the Radio
Approval Marks on the device rating
label. If the country you will be using the
wireless device in is not listed, please
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contact that countries local Radio Approval agency for
requirements prior to operation. Wireless devices are closely
regulated and use may not be allowed.
The power output of the WGC-220 wireless LAN device is well
below the RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because
this wireless device emits less energy than is allowed in radio
frequency safety standards and recommendations, Gateway
believes these devices are safe for use. Regardless of the power
levels, care should be taken to minimize human contact during
normal operation.
Measurements have been performed to show that the RF
exposure is below what is considered safe limits; however, care
should be taken to make sure that the user or bystanders keep
the transmitter away from their bodies when the wireless
device is transmitting. The transmitting antenna should be
installed and used in a manner to maintain .5 cm (.2 inch)
from user’s or bystanders’ bodies.
This wireless device is intended to be used indoors. In some
areas, use of this device outdoors is prohibited.
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Some circumstances require restrictions on using wireless
devices. Examples of common restrictions are listed below:
Warning
Warning
Warning
Warning
Warning
Radio frequency wireless communication can interfere
with equipment on commercial aircraft. Current
aviation regulations require wireless devices to be
turned off while traveling in an airplane. IEEE 802.11b
and IEEE 802.11g (also known as wireless Ethernet
or Wifi) communication devices are examples of
devices that provide wireless communication. For
more information about turning off the wireless device,
see “Turning the wireless emitter off” on page 15 and
“Turning the wireless emitter off” on page 33.
In environments where the risk of interference to other
devices or services is harmful or perceived as
harmful, the option to use a wireless device may be
restricted or eliminated. Airports, hospitals, and
oxygen or flammable gas laden atmospheres are
limited examples where use of wireless devices may
be restricted or eliminated. When in environments
where you are uncertain of the sanction to use
wireless devices, ask the applicable authority for
authorization prior to use or turning on the wireless
device.
Every country has different restrictions on the use of
wireless devices. Since your system is equipped with
a wireless device, when traveling between countries
with your system, check with the local Radio Approval
authorities prior to any move or trip for any restrictions
on the use of a wireless device in the destination
country.
Do not operate the wireless device unless all covers
and shields are in place and the system is fully
assembled.
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not
modify them in any way. Modification to a wireless
device will void the authorization to use it. Contact
Gateway for service.
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Warning
Warning
Only use drivers approved for the country in which the
device will be used. Install the Gateway device drivers
included with your product, or contact Gateway
Technical Support for additional information.
In order to comply with FCC requirements this
transmitter must not be operated (or co-located) in
conjunction with any other transmitter or antenna.
United States of America
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Intentional emitter per FCC Part 15
The power output of the WGC-220 wireless LAN device is well
below the RF exposure limits as known at this time. Because
this wireless device emits less energy than is allowed in radio
frequency safety standards and recommendations, Gateway
believes these devices are safe for use. Regardless of the power
levels, care should be taken to minimize human contact during
normal operation.
Measurements have been performed to show that the RF
exposure is below what is considered safe limits; however, care
should be taken to make sure the user or bystanders keep the
transmitter away from their bodies when the wireless device is
transmitting. The transmitting antenna should be installed
and used in a manner to maintain .5 cm (.2 inch) from user’s
or bystanders’ bodies.
This wireless device is intended to be used indoors. In some
areas, use of this device outdoors is prohibited.
Operation of this device 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 of
the device.
Warning
40
Wireless devices are not user serviceable. Do not
modify them in any way. Modification to a wireless
device will void the authorization to use it. Contact
Gateway for service.
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Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15
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 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 or television reception. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio
and 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 that to which the receiver is connected
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
Compliance Accessories: These accessories are required to be
used in order to ensure compliance with FCC rules: None.
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Appendix B: Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information
FCC declaration of conformity
Responsible party:
Gateway Companies, Inc.
610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 232-2000 Fax: (605) 232-2023
Product:
■
Gateway WGC-220
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation
of this product 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
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate
your authority to operate the product.
California Proposition 65 Warning
Warning
42
This product contains chemicals, including lead,
known to the State of California to cause cancer
and/or birth defects or reproductive harm.
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Notices
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All Rights Reserved
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All Rights Reserved
This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part
of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without
prior consent in writing from Gateway.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to
be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These changes are
incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or
change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing
system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information
which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the
Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable
for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages
resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the
possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the
right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at
any time, without notices or obligation.
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