PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card User`s Manual

PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card User`s Manual
PCMCIA Wireless
LAN Card
User’s Manual
Rev 1.0
PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card User’s Manual
Regulatory compliance
FCC 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:
Ÿ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Ÿ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Ÿ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Ÿ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void your authority to operate the equipment.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment.
This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm
between the radiator & your body.
CE Mark Warning
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operation in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
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About this manual
This User’ s Manual describes how to install and operate your PCMCIA Wireless
LAN Card. Please read this manual before you install the product.
This manual includes the following topics:
Ø Product description and features.
Ø Hardware installation procedure.
Ø Software installation procedure.
Ø FAQ
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Table of Contents
Regulatory compliance................................................................................2
About this manual........................................................................................3
Chapter 1 - Introduction .................................................. 5
Features ................................................................................................5
What is Wireless LAN? .........................................................................6
Wireless LAN Modes.............................................................................6
Notes on Wireless LAN Configuration ..................................................7
Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation ................................... 8
Package Contents.................................................................................8
System Requirements for the Adapter..................................................8
Hardware description ............................................................................8
Inserting the Wireless LAN Card...........................................................9
LED Indicators.......................................................................................9
Ejecting the Wireless LAN card ..........................................................10
Chapter 3 – Driver Installation for Windows...................11
Driver installation for Windows 95 OSR2............................................11
Driver installation for Windows 98.......................................................14
Driver installation for Windows 2000 ..................................................17
Driver installation for Windows ME .....................................................20
Driver installation for Windows NT4.0.................................................22
Driver installation for Windows XP......................................................26
Chapter 4 – Installing and Using the Wireless Utility .... 28
Installation in Windows........................................................................28
Firmware Upgrade ........................................................................31
Using Wireless Utility In Windows XP.................................................32
Use Windows Wireless Network Configuration ............................32
Use Wireless LAN Utility ...............................................................35
Use Wireless LAN Utility In Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0 and ME .38
Configuring the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.....................................39
Chapter 5 – Installing Network Protocols...................... 44
Installing the Network Protocols for Windows 98 and Millennium......44
Appendix A – FAQ ........................................................ 47
Appendix B – Specifications ......................................... 48
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card. This high-speed
PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card provides you with an innovative wireless networking
solution. The Adapter is easy to set up and use. With this innovative wireless
technology, you can share files and printers on the network —without inconvenient
wires!
The Adapter is a network Adapter with a rate of 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps operating in
the ISM band using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) transmission
implementing the IEEE 802.11b standard. This Adapter provides Device Drivers
for Windows Operating Systems. It also provides tools for the configuration of the
Adapter. The tool, as well as the installation steps of the plug-and-play procedure
for the Windows operating systems, is described in this document.
Features
The PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card offers compliance with the IEEE 802.11b
specification. This feature allows them to communicate with other wireless devices
that support the standard. Features of the Adapter are:
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Uses 2.4GHz frequency band, which complies with worldwide
requirement
Wireless interface following the IEEE 802.11b standard
Using PCMCIA interface
Enciphering/deciphering of wireless data by the implementation of the
WEP algorithm
Wire-free access to networked resources from anywhere beyond the
notebook
Allows users move between Access Points without resetting their
connection reconfiguration
Delivers data rate up to 11 Mbps
Supports 11, 5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps rates
Provide PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card Configuration utility
The Adapter uses external Antenna with LEDs indicating Power and Link
Supports most popular operating systems
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What is Wireless LAN?
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) systems offer a great number of advantages
over traditional wired systems. WLAN is flexible and easy to setup and manage.
They are also more economical than wired LAN systems.
Using radio frequency (RF) technology, WLAN transmit and receive data through
the air. WLAN combine data connectivity with user mobility. For example, users
can roam from a conference room to their office without being disconnected from
the LAN.
Using WLAN, users can conveniently access-shared information, and network
administrators can configure and augment networks without installing or moving
network cables.
WLAN technology provides users with many convenient and cost saving features:
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Mobility: WLAN provide LAN users with access to real-time information
anywhere in their organization, providing service opportunities that are
impossible with wired networks.
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Ease of Installation: Installing is easy for novice and expert users alike,
eliminating the need to install network cables in walls and ceilings.
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Scalability: WLAN can be configured in a variety of topologies to adapt to
specific applications and installations. Configurations are easily changed
and range from peer-to-peer networks suitable for a small number of users
to full infrastructure networks of thousands of users roaming over a broad
area.
Wireless LAN Modes
Wireless LANs can be configured in one of two ways:
Ad-hoc
Networking
Also known as a peer-to-peer network, an ad-hoc
network is one that allows all workstations and
computers in the network to act as servers to all other
users on the network. Users on the network can share
files, print to a shared printer, and access the Internet
with a shared modem. However, with ad-hoc
networking, users can only communicate with other
wireless LAN computers that are in the wireless LAN
workgroup, and are within range.
Infrastructure
Networking
Infrastructure networking differs from ad-hoc networking
in that it includes an access point. Unlike the ad-hoc
structure where users on the LAN contend the shared
bandwidth, on an infrastructure network the access
point can manage the bandwidth to maximize
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bandwidth utilization.
Additionally, the access point enables users on a
wireless LAN to access an existing wired network,
allowing wireless users to take advantage of the wired
networks resources, such as Internet, email, file
transfer, and printer sharing.
Infrastructure networking has the following advantages
over ad-hoc networking:
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Extended range: each wireless LAN computer
within the range of the access point can
communicate with other wireless LAN computers
within range of the access point.
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Roaming: the access point enables a wireless LAN
computer to move through a building and still be
connected to the LAN.
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Wired to wireless LAN connectivity: the access
point bridges the gap between wireless LANs and
their wired counterparts.
Notes on Wireless LAN Configuration
When configuring a wireless LAN (WLAN), be sure to note the following points:
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Optimize the performance of the WLAN by ensuring that the distance
between access points is not too far. In most buildings, WLAN Adapters
operate within a range of 100 ~ 300 feet, depending on the thickness and
structure of the walls.
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Radio waves can pass through walls and glass but not metal. If there is
interference in transmitting through a wall, it may be that the wall has
reinforcing metal in its structure. Install another access point to circumvent
this problem.
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Floors usually have metal girders and metal reinforcing struts that interfere
with WLAN transmission.
This concludes the first chapter.
installation of the Adapter.
The next chapter deals with the hardware
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Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation
This chapter covers connecting your PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot
of notebook.
Package Contents
Please make sure that items below are included on package.
ü One PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card
ü One CD containing drivers and documentation
ü One Quick Installation Guide
System Requirements for the Adapter
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Operating System: Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT4.0/XP
Notebook with CD-ROM drive
One free PCMCIA slot
Pentium-Class 90MHz or higher
Hardware description
The Wireless LAN Card is encased in a stainless compact frame and has a 68-pin
connector for attaching to the PCMCIA port of notebook.
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Inserting the Wireless LAN Card
NOTE: These instructions apply to most notebook computers. For detailed
information on inserting PC cards into your notebook, consult the notebook
manual.
Follow the procedure below to install the Wireless LAN card.
1. With 68-pin connector of the card facing the PCMCIA slots on notebook,
slide the card all the way into an empty slot.
2. Connect to a network.
LED Indicators
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The following table describes the meaning of LED indicators:
LED
MEANING
POWER
Indicates that the Adapter is powered on (solid green).
LINK
Indicates link status. The LED lights up (solid green) while
the wireless connection is linked. If the LED is blinking
green, the adapter is searching for possible wireless
connection.
Ejecting the Wireless LAN card
After disconnecting from the LAN, you can eject the Wireless LAN card from the PC
Card slot of notebook.
NOTE: In Windows XP/2000/ME/98/95 operating systems, you do not have to power
down the notebook to remove the card. The card is hot-swappable — you can remove the
card when the notebook is powered on. However, Microsoft recommends that you stop
the card. Refer to your Windows 2000/ME/98/95 online help for information on stopping
the Wireless LAN card.
Most notebooks have an eject lever or button for ejecting PC cards from the PC slots.
Consult your notebook manual for details.
Warning!
To prevent data loss, do not eject the Wireless LAN card
when a data transmission is taking place. Exit your
communications program normally, stop the card if
necessary, and then remove the card.
After hardware installation is completed, please go to Chapter 3 to install driver on
different Operating System.
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Chapter 3 – Driver Installation for Windows
The following sections cover PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card driver installation in the
Windows Operating Systems.
Note: You have to install your hardware first before you begin to install the drivers.
Driver installation for Windows 95 OSR2
Follow the steps below to install the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card drivers for Windows
95 OSR2.
1. Insert the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook first. (Refer to
Chapter 2 – Hardware installation.)
2. After Windows 95 OSR2 detects the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card, the Update
Device Driver Wizard window appears. Clicks Next to continue the installation.
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3. Windows searches for the driver and the following screen appears:
4.
Click Other Locations to bring up the following window:
5. Type K:\Win95 where K is your CD-ROM drive letter. Then click OK. The following
screen appears:
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6. Click Finish to continue. Windows may prompt you the following window to ask
you insert the disc.
7. Click OK to continue.
8. Again type K:\WIN95: where K is your CD-ROM drive letter and click OK.
NOTE: If you did not install the Windows 95 OSR2 from your hard drive, Windows will
prompt you to input the path to the Windows 95 CD-ROM. Follow the instructions on
your screen, and then click OK to continue.
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Then system will start to install Wireless LAN Utility. Please refer to procedures at
Chapter 4.
Driver installation for Windows 98
Follow the steps below to install the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card drivers for Windows
98.
1. Insert the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook first. (Refer to
Chapter 2 – Hardware installation.)
2. After Windows 98 detects the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card, the Add New Hardware
Wizard window appears. Clicks Next to continue the installation.
3. A screen appears prompting you to select an installation method. Select Search for
the best driver for your device. (Recommended) and click Next to continue.
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4. Ensure that the CD-ROM drive is selected. Inserts the driver CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive and clicks Next to continue.
5. The following screen appears showing the driver search result. Click Next to
continue the installation.
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6. Windows 98 copies files to your hard disk. The following screen will appear to
inform you when the software installation has finished. Click Finish to finish the
installation.
7. The following screen will ask you to restart your computer to finish the installation.
Click Yes to reboot the system. After system reboot, the Wireless LAN Utility will be
installed automatically. Please go to Chapter 4 to install the utility.
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NOTE: In most cases, Windows will automatically copy all of the files needed for
networking. If Windows asks you for the files and prompts you to input the path to the
files. Follow the instructions on your screen, and then click OK to continue.
Driver installation for Windows 2000
Follow the steps below to install the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card drivers for Windows
2000.
1. Insert the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook first. (Refer to
Chapter 2 – Hardware installation. )
2. After Windows 2000 detects the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card, the Found New
Hardware Wizard window appears. Click Next to start the installation.
3. A screen appears prompting you to select an installation method. Select Search for
a suitable driver for my device (recommended) and click Next to continue.
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4. Ensure that the CD-ROM driver is selected and insert the driver CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive and click Next to continue.
5. The following screen appears showing the driver search result. Click Next to
continue the installation.
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6. The following screen appears. Click Yes to continue
7. The Windows has finished installing software for the device. Click Finish to finish
the installation.
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Then system will start to install Wireless LAN Utility. Please refer to procedures at
Chapter 4.
Driver installation for Windows ME
Follow the steps below to install the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card drivers for Windows
ME.
1. Insert the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook first. ( Refer to
Chapter 2 – Hardware installation. )
2. After Windows ME detects the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card, the Add New
Hardware Wizard window appears. Select Automatic search for a better driver
(Recommended) and insert the driver CD-ROM into CD-ROM drive and click Next
to continue.
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3. The system will find the setup files and follow the instruction to copy files to your
hard disk. The following screen will appear when the software installation has
finished. Click Finish to finish the installation.
4. The following screen will ask you to restart your computer to finish the hardware
setting up. Click Yes to reboot the system. After system reboot, the Wireless LAN
Utility will be installed automatically. Please go to Chapter 4 to install the utility.
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NOTE: In most cases, Windows will automatically copy all of the files needed for
networking. If Windows asks you for the files and prompts you to input the path to the
files. Follow the instructions on your screen, and then click OK to continue.
Driver installation for Windows NT4.0
This installation procedure assumes that you have installed the network component on
your computer.
To check whether the network component has been installed, double click the Network
icon in the Control Panel. If it has not been installed, refer to the Windows NT 4.0
installation guide for instructions on installing the component.
Follow the steps below to install the driver.
5. Insert the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook first. (Refer to
Page8 – Hardware installation. )
6. Log in to NT 4.0 as Administrator.
7. Double click the Network icon in the Control Panel, and select the Adapters tab
as shown in the following screen. Then click Add to add a new adapter to continue.
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8. The following screen appears. Then click Have Disk to continue.
9. The following screen appears. Type K:\ WinNT40 where K is your CD-ROM drive
letter. Insert the driver CD-ROM, and click OK to continue.
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10. After finding the installation file, the Select OEM Option window is displayed as
follows. Select IEEE802.11b WLAN Card and click OK to continue.
11. You are returned to the Network window. Click Close to exit the Network window.
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12. The Microsoft TCP/IP properties window appears. Please specify an IP address or
select to obtain an IP address from DHCP Server and then click OK to continue.
13. The following window appears. Please read the description and click Yes to
continue if there is no questions.
14. The following window appears. Click Yes to reboot the system. After system reboot,
the Wireless LAN Utility will be installed automatically. Please go to Chapter 4 to
install the utility.
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Driver installation for Windows XP
Follow the steps below to install the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card drivers for Windows
XP.
1.
Insert the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook first. ( Refer to
Chapter 2 – Hardware installation. )
2.
After Windows XP detects the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card, the Found New
Hardware Wizard window appears. Select Install the software automatically
[Recommended] and insert the driver CD-ROM into CD-ROM drive and click Next
to continue.
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3.
Click Continue Anyway to continue the installation.
4.
The Windows has finished installing software for the device. Click Finish to finish
the installation
Then system will start to install Wireless LAN Utility. Please refer to procedures at
Chapter 4.
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Chapter 4 – Installing and Using the
Wireless Utility
The following sections cover the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card utility installation and
configuration.
Installation in Windows
After you have installed driver, system will start to install Wireless LAN Utility. Please
follow the steps below to install the utility.
1. Once you see the following screen, click Next to continue.
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2. The screen will show you the default destination chosen by the utility. Click Next to
continue or click the Browse button to select an alternate destination.
3. The following screen will add program icons to the Program Folder. You may type a
new folder name or select one from the existing folders list. Click Next to continue
or click Back to review or change any settings.
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4. The following screen shows the current settings, click Next to continue or click
Back to change the Destination Folder in step 3.
5. The following screen shows you the Setup status by percentage.
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6. The Windows has finished installing Wireless LAN Utility. Click Finish to finish the
installation.
Firmware Upgrade
After you have installed the utility, the firmware upgrade screen will appear if the
firmware of the card is too old or not suitable for running on your environment.
1. Once you see the following screen, click OK to continue.
2. The Utility has finished upgrading firmware for the device. Click OK to finish the
upgrade.
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Then you will see the Wireless LAN Utility icon in the Windows taskbar:
Using Wireless Utility In Windows XP
Wireless LAN Utility
There are two ways to configure PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card. One is Wireless LAN Utility;
the other one is Windows Wireless Network Configuration.
Use Windows Wireless Network Configuration
1. Click the right key of the mouse and Exit Wireless LAN Utility.
2. Click Windows Wireless Network Configuration icon.
Windows Wireless Network Configuration
3. Click Advanced button.
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4.
Make sure “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings” and click
OK.
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5. Click the Windows Wireless Network Configuration icon again to open the Windows
Wireless Network Configuration.
Windows Wireless Network Configuration
6.
Select an available network and click Connect button.
7. The Windows Wireless Network Configuration will be enabled. Click the Windows
Wireless Configure icon.
Windows Wireless Network Configuration is enabled
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8.
Click Properties to start Windows Wireless Network Configuration.
Use Wireless LAN Utility
1. Exit the Wireless LAN Utility.
2. Click Windows Wireless Network Configuration icon.
Windows Wireless Network Configuration
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3. Click Advanced button.
4. Don’ t select “Use windows to configure my wireless network settings” and click OK
button.
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5. Click Start -> All Programs -> IEEE802.11b WLAN Card then click IEEE802.11b
WLAN Card Utility to restart IEEE802.11b WLAN Card.
6. The Wireless LAN Utility will appear, Double-click the icon to open the configuration
utility.
Wireless LAN Utility
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7. Click Re-Scan button to start Wireless LAN Utility. (Refer to Configuring the
PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.)
Use Wireless LAN Utility In Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT
4.0 and ME
Wireless LAN Utility icon
Icon
Meaning
Green: indicates a connection is linked
to a wireless network.
Red: indicates that the wireless LAN
card is looking for an available access
point.
Double-click the icon to open the Wireless LAN Utility. (Refer to Configuring the
PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.)
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Configuring the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card
1. This screen shows you the status of your current connection. Click Re-Scan to
search for wireless connection (the adapter will search for the connection
automatically when it is activated).
2. Select the “Configuration” tab. The profile setting allows you to save
configurations in different profiles for different working environments. The default
profile will contain the initial configuration setting when you install the Card. Under
the Operating Mode drop-box, you may choose either Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc.
The Infrastructure mode allows a wireless adapter to communicate with a wired
network employing an Access Point, while the Ad-Hoc mode allows wireless-towireless, peer-to-peer communication. If you choose Infrastructure, the SSID
should have the same name as the Access Point. If you choose Ad-Hoc, all clients
should share the same SSID name. You may also select which Transfer Rate you
wish to use: 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps or Auto Rate. Under Power Saving Mode, you can
select Enabled to allow your adapter to go to sleep mode while the adapter doesn’ t
proceed the data transmission. Or select Disabled to make the adapter never go to
sleep mode. Click Apply to save the settings.
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3. Select the “Site Survey” tab. The list on the adjacent screen shows you available
Access Points and their features. Click on the desired Access Point, then click
Connect to connect or Search to search for more Access Points. Click OK when
you are finished.
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4. Click on the “Encryption” tab. Under the drop-box, you can choose to have WEP
encryption Disabled, 64-Bit, or 128-Bit. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is an
encryption scheme used to protect wireless data communication. The Disabled
setting prevents the sharing of data with other computers on the WEP network. For
data sharing to be enabled, select the level of encryption desired, either 64 or 128bit.
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5. Select the “Advanced” tab. You can choose the fragmentation threshold to
define the maximum data frame size your adapter will transmit. When the packet
error rate is high, you may set the threshold value to transmit shorter frames. You
may select RTS/CTS threshold to define when will your adapter send out
RTS/CTS frames to reserve bandwidth for transmission. By using the RTS/CTS
function, you may request bandwidth from AP to allow you have better chance to
send out your data. For the Security, it’ s only applicable while WEP is enabled. For
the Authentication Type, the current supported algorithms are Open System,
Shared Key, and Auto. The algorithm will be invoked when associated to Access
Point. To associate to the desired Access Point you must set the same algorithm as
the one of the desired Access Point. When select Auto mode, the driver can auto
detect the Authentication Type of the Access Point you are going to associate. You
can also select Preamble Type which is for framing synchronization. The possible
setting are long and Short. The setting must be the same as the setting of the
Access Point you are going to associate.
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6. The “About” tab shows you copyright and version information about the driver, the
configuration utility, and the firmware. Click OK to complete the configuration.
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Chapter 5 – Installing Network Protocols
Protocols are necessary for computers to be recognized on your network. Windows
2000 users need to check their Windows User Guides for protocol installation.
Installing the Network Protocols for Windows 98 and
Millennium
1. From the Start Menu, select Settings and bring up the Control Panel. From the
Control Panel, double-click on the Network icon.
Note: Before adding any network protocols, verify that the protocol is not already
installed. Never install duplicate protocols.
2. Select IEEE802.11b WLAN PC Card v3.0 from the list and click the Add button.
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3. Highlight Protocol and click the Add button.
4. Select Microsoft from the list of “Manufacturers” and TCP/IP from the list of
“Network” Protocols” and click the OK button to finish the installation.
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Appendix A – FAQ
1.
What is IEEE 802.11 standard?
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What is WEP?
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Please make sure that the LAN Card is inserted into the PCMCIA slot of
your notebook properly (check this when the notebook is powered off).
Please check if PC Card support is installed. Double-click the PC Card
icon on Control Panel. If PC Card support is not activated, you should
activate it now.
In Infrastructure mode, my notebook cannot communicate with the
others notebooks on the network.
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5.
As described in the IEEE 802.11 standard, WEP (Wired Equivalent
Privacy) is a data privacy mechanism based on a 40 bit shared key
algorithm.
Windows cannot recognize the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.
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4.
The IEEE 802.11 is a wireless LAN industry standard, and the objective
of IEEE 802.11 is to make sure that different manufactures’ wireless LAN
devices can communicate to each other.
First, make sure that the SSID is same as the others notebook.
Check if the WEP is enabled on the Access Point, if it is, set your
Adapter’ s WEP the same as the Access Point.
Also check the Access Point’ s Authentication Type and Preamble Type
and match those settings.
In ad-hoc mode, my notebook cannot communicate with the others
notebooks on the network.
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Make sure the SSID and the Channel number are the same as other
wireless stations.
Check if WEP settings are the same in all wireless stations.
Check the Network Properties, make sure proper protocol is installed
and File and Printer Sharing is enabled.
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Appendix B – Specifications
Standards:
IEEE 802.11b
PCMCIA 2.1 and JEIDA 4.2 Standard
Channels:
11 Channels (US, Canada)
13 Channels (Europe)
14 Channels (Japan)
Antenna:
Built-in strip Antenna
Frequency:
2.4 to 2.4835GHz (Industrial Scientific Medical Band)
Data Rate:
up to 11Mbps
Operating Ranges:
Indoor (varies depends on the environment):
Up to 50M @ 11Mbps
Up to 80M @ 5.5Mbps
Outdoor (varies depends on the environment):
Up to 150M @ 11Mbps
Up to 300M @ 5.5Mbps
Temperature:
Operating:
Storage:
Humidity:
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
0° ~ 55° C
-25° ~ 70° C
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