EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter/PCI

EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter/PCI
EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Wireless
Cardbus Adapter/PCI Cards:
SMC2435W/SMC2402W
The EZ Connect TURBO Cards are IEEE 802.11b - compliant 11/22 Mbps Auto-Sensing wireless network
adapters. They meet the needs of small business and corporate users who require backwards
compatibility with a 11 Mbps wireless connection to an existing LAN. In addition, they provide
exceptional scalability to 22 Mbps through the use of Packet Binary Convolutional Code (PBCC)
technology. These new adapters feature an operating range of up to 1,155 feet and true plug-and play
installation in all notebook computers.
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System Requirements
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SMC2435W: Available Cardbus PCMCIA Type II slot
SMC2402W: Available PCI Bus-Master slot
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Minimum of 1 MB available hard disk space for utility and driver installation
Another IEEE 802.11b compliant device installed in your network, such as the SMC2404WBR Barricade
TURBO Wireless Cable/DSL Broadband Router, or another PC with a wireless adapter, such as the
SMC2662W EZ Connect Wireless USB Adapter.
Copyright
Information furnished by SMC Networks, Inc. (SMC) is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, no
responsibility is assumed by SMC for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties
which may result from its use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent
rights of SMC. SMC reserves the right to change specifications at any time without notice.
Copyright © 2002 by
SMC Networks, Inc.
38 Tesla
Irvine, California 92618
All rights reserved.
Trademarks
SMC is a registered trademark; and EZ Connect and EZ Hub are trademarks of SMC Networks, Inc. Other
product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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Equipment Checklist
After unpacking the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Auto-Sensing Wireless Adapter, check the contents of the
box to be sure you have received the following components:
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1 Wireless Cardbus Adapter (SMC2435W) or 1 Wireless PCI Card (SMC2402W)
1 Driver, Utility, & Documentation CD
Manual
Immediately inform your dealer in the event of any incorrect, missing or damaged parts. If possible, please
retain the carton and original packing materials in case there is a need to return the product.
The EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapters are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
Complete warranty information for all SMC products is available on SMC's Web site at www.smc.com
Technical Specifications
Standards:
IEEE 802.11b compliant
Wireless Data Rates (With Automatic Fall-back):
1/2/5.5/11/22 Mbps
Data Modulation Techniques:
BPSK (1 Mbps), QPSK (2 Mbps), CCK (5.5/11 Mbps), PBCC (5.5/11/22 Mbps)
Operating Range:
Up to 1,155 ft
Network Configuration:
Ad-Hoc (Peer-to-Peer)
Infrastructure
Radio Signal Type:
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
Media Access Protocol:
CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with ACK
Security:
64/128/256-bit Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
RF Frequency:
2471 MHz - 2497 MHz (Japan Band)
2400 MHz - 2483 MHz (North America, Europe, and extended Japan Band)
2455 MHz - 2475 MHz (Spain)
2446.5 MHz - 2483.5 MHz (France)
Operating Channel:
11 Channels (US, Canada)
13 Channels (Europe)
14 Channels (Japan)
RF Output Power:
16.5-18 dBm
Sensitivity:
-80 dBm @ 22 Mbps
-84 dBm @ 11 Mbps
-87 dBm @ 5.5 Mbps
-90 dBm @ 2 Mbps
-92 dBm @ 1 Mbps
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Antenna Type:
Built-in diversity patch antenna
Antenna gain:
2 dBi
LED Indicators:
Power/Status
Not Lit: Power Off
Red LED Lit: Power On
RF Tx/Rx
Not Lit: No Activity
Green LED blinking: Tx/Rx activity
Power Voltage:
3.3 or 5 Volt + 5%
Power Consumption:
650 mA by Tx (max)
350 mA by Rx
Dimensions:
Type II PCMCIA + Antenna
128 x 54 x 9.6 mm
Compliance:
USA: FCC Part 15 Class B and C
Europe: ETSI EN 300 328-2 and ETSI EN 301 489-1, -17, EN60950, CE-Mark
Canada: ISC RSS139
Japan: Telec RCR STD 33, T66; JETA
WiFi Compliant
Temperature Range:
Operating: -0 C - +60 C
Storage: -20 C - +70 C
Humidity:
Operating: 0% to 70%
Storage: 0% to 95% Non-condensing
Technical Support
You can download and upgrade to the latest version of software from SMC's Technical Support site,
http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?action=tech_support_support_tools. For more technical information, please
refer to the link listed below or contact SMC Technical Support Department at 1-800-SMC-4YOU.
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SMC2435W: Installation Instructions
Warning:
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Network cards are sensitive to static electricity. To protect the card, avoid touching its electrical
components and always touch the metal chassis of your computer before handling the card
1)
Turn on your computer and insert the Driver, Utility, and Documentation CD. Run the utility software and
then reboot when requested.
Find an available Cardbus slot in your computer.
2)
3)
With the SMC2435W Wireless Cardbus Adapter's 68-pin connector facing the Cardbus slot, and the “EZ
Connect TURBO” label facing up, slide the card completely into the Cardbus slot as shown below:
4)
For Windows 98/Me/2000, Cardbus specification is required. Please check the documents for your
Cardbus adapter driver before installing the software driver for the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Cardbus
Adapter.
5) The card will be automatically installed upon insertion. Once complete, you may take advantage of the
wireless functionality this adapter has to offer.
SMC2402W: Installation Instructions
1) Turn on your computer and insert the Driver, Utility, and Documentation CD. Run the utility software and
then reboot when requested.
Switch off the computer, unplug the power cord, and remove the computer's cover. Select an unused PCI
2)
bus-master slot and remove its protective bracket.
3) Carefully insert the card and press until all edge connectors are firmly seated inside the slot. Then, screw
the card's bracket securely into the PC's chassis and put the computer's cover back in place.
4) Boot up the machine.
5) The card will be automatically installed during the Operating System's boot-up process. Once complete,
you may take advantage of the wireless functionality this adapter has to offer.
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Driver Installation Option #1 (Recommended)
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
NOTE: Installation processes such as these usually require the use of your original, licensed copy of Windows.
Please have your Windows CD on hand BEFORE proceeding with the installation.
This Installation method makes the process as simple and Plug-and-Play as possible. Simply run the
driver/utility program, reboot your machine and insert your EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card. It's as easy as 12-3.
Step 1: Insert the Driver, Utility and Documentation CD.
Step 2: Click [Start], click [Run] and type [?:\Utility\setup.exe] (Note: The ? equals the letter of your CD-ROM
drive. In most cases, this is D.)
Step 3: The installation wizard will begin.
Figure 1.0
Step 4: Click [Next >] to continue.
Figure 1.1
Step 5: You will be given the option to choose the location where the Configuration Utility will be installed. It
is recommended to leave this at the default value. Click [Next >] to continue.
Figure 1.2
Step 6: Please set the selection to [Yes] and click [Finish] to reboot the machine. Then shut down the
computer, insert your EZ Connect TURBO Cardbus Adapter or PCI Wireless Card, and boot up your machine
again.
Figure 1.3
Step 7: Once the OS is booted up, it will find the new hardware and automatically install it.
The following are OS specific options that may appear during this installation procedure:
Windows 98: If you are using Windows 98, you must have your original Windows CD on hand. The system
will request it near the end of the installation process.
Windows Me: The installation process is fully Plug-and-Play. You will be asked to reboot when the process is
complete.
Windows 2000: Click [Yes] if asked to continue the installation without a Digital Signature.
Windows XP: Select [Install the software automatically] if asked and click [Next] to complete the installation.
Click [Continue Anyway] if a Logo testing window appears.
Continue to the Utility Configuration section for documentation on how to use the utility application for your
adapter.
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Driver Installation Option #2
Click on the link for your OS to view the directions:
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows XP
Note: Windows 98, Me, 2000 and XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft.
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Windows 98 - Driver Installation
NOTE: Installation processes such as these usually require the use of your original, licensed copy of Windows.
Please have your Windows CD on hand BEFORE proceeding with the installation.
Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Auto-Sensing Wireless Adapter in your
machine, the OS will automatically recognize the adapter and prompt you for the appropriate drivers. Click the
[Next >] button to begin the installation.
Figure 1.0
Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and select the [Search for the best driver for your device] option and click [Next
>].
Figure 1.1
Step 3: Clear all checkboxes except for [Specify a location:]. Then press the [Browse] button and look for the
drivers on your CD-ROM. Browse to ?:\Driver. (Note: The "?" equals the letter of your CD-ROM drive. In most
cases, this is D.)
Figure 1.2
Step 4: The system should find the drivers. Now click the [Next >] button to continue the installation. The
wizard will show "SMC2402W 22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if you purchased the PCI card or "SMC2435W
22Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter" if you purchased the Cardbus Adapter.
(Note: If the system could not find the drivers, click the [< Back] button, and select the [Display a list of all the
drivers...] option. Select [Network Adapters] from the list of devices, press [Have Disk] and once again browse
to the location of the drivers)
Figure 1.3
Step 5: Once the system has copied the SMC drivers from the CD, it may then request files from your original
Windows disk. Please insert the Windows CD at this time.
Figure 1.4
Step 6: The system will copy the files. Do NOT press [Cancel].
Step 7: Once all the necessary files are copied from the Windows disk, the driver install process will be
complete. Click [Finish] to exit the wizard.
Figure 1.5
Step 8: You will then be prompted to reboot the machine. Please press [Yes]. Upon reboot, the EZ Connect
TURBO Wireless Card will be initialized and ready for use.
Figure 1.6
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Windows Me - Driver Installation
NOTE: Installation processes such as these usually require the use of your original, licensed copy of Windows.
Please have your Windows CD on hand BEFORE proceeding with the installation.
Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Auto-Sensing Wireless Adapter in your
machine and turned it back on, the OS will automatically recognize the adapter and prompt you for the
appropriate drivers. Select the [Specify the location of the driver] option. Then click the [Next >] button to
begin the installation.
Figure 1.0
Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and select the [Specify a location:] option. Clear the [Removable Media]
checkbox. Then press the [Browse] button and look for the drivers on your CD. This should be located in
?:\Driver. (Note: The ? equals the letter of your CD-ROM drive. In most cases, this is D.) Then click [Next >].
Figure 1.1
Step 3: The system should find the drivers. Now click the [Next >] button to continue the installation. The
wizard will show "SMC2402W 22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if you purchased the PCI card or "SMC2435W
22Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter" if you purchased the Cardbus Adapter.
(Note: If the system could not find the drivers, click the [< Back] button, and select the [Display a list of all the
drivers] option. Select [Network Adapters] from the list of devices, press [Have Disk] and once again browse to
the location of the drivers)
Figure 1.2
Step 4: Once all the necessary files have been copied, the driver installation is complete. Click [Finish] to exit
the wizard.
Figure 1.3
Step 5: You will then be prompted to reboot the machine. Please press [Yes]. Upon reboot, the EZ Connect
TURBO Wireless Card will be initialized and ready for use.
Figure 1.4
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Windows 2000 - Driver Installation
Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Auto-Sensing Wireless Adapter in your
machine and turned it back on, the OS will automatically recognize the adapter and prompt you for the
appropriate drivers. Click the [Next >] button to begin the installation.
Figure 1.0
Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and select the [Search for a suitable driver...] option. Then click [Next >].
Figure 1.1
Step 3: Clear all checkboxes except for [Specify a location]. Then click [Next >].
Figure 1.2
Step 4: You will then be prompted to enter the location of the drivers. This should be ?:\Driver. (Note: The ?
equals the letter of your CD-ROM drive. In most cases, this is D.) Then click [OK]. You can also click [Browse]
and browse to the location of the drivers on the CD for further verification.
Figure 1.3
Step 5: The system should find the drivers. Now click the [Next >] button to continue the installation. (Note:
If the system could not find the drivers, click the [< Back] button, and select the [Display a list of the known
drivers...] option. Select [Network Adapters] from the list of devices, press [Have Disk] and once again browse
to the location of the drivers)
Figure 1.4
Step 6: Click [Yes] to continue the installation. Please do NOT click [No] as this will cancel the driver wizard
and the card will not be installed properly. The wizard will show "SMC2402W 22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if
you purchased the PCI card or "SMC2435W 22Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter" if you purchased the Cardbus
Adapter.
Figure 1.5
Step 7: You have now completed the driver installation. Click [Finish] to initialize the adapter.
Figure 1.6
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Windows XP - Driver Installation
Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Auto-Sensing Wireless Adapter in your
machine and turned it back on, the OS will automatically recognize the adapter and prompt you for the
appropriate drivers. Click the [Next >] button to begin the installation.
Figure 1.0
Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and check the [Include this location in the search] option. Make sure the [Search
removable media] option is not checked. Click [Browse] and find the location of the drivers. This should be
?:\Driver. (Note: The ? equals the letter of your CD-ROM drive. In most cases, this is D.) Then click [Next >].
Figure 1.1
Step 3: Click [Continue Anyway] to continue the installation. Please do NOT click [STOP Installation] as this
will cancel the driver wizard and the card will not be installed properly. The wizard will show "SMC2402W
22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if you purchased the PCI card or "SMC2435W 22Mbps Wireless Cardbus
Adapter" if you purchased the Cardbus Adapter.
Figure 1.2
Step 4: This process will be completed once the drivers are copied to the hard drive and installed. Please click
[Finish] to exit the wizard.
Figure 1.3
Figure 1.4
After clicking [Finish], you will see the following message in your system tray:
Figure 1.5
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How Do I Know the Card is Installed?
This section will help you verify that the adapter is installed properly.
Click on the link for your OS to view the directions:
Windows 98
Windows 2000
Windows Me
Windows XP
Note: Windows 98, Me, 2000 and XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft.
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Windows 98 - Verification
Step 1: Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and click [Properties].
Figure 1.0
Step 2: Then go to the [Device Manager] tab and open the [Network adapters] section. You should see your
EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapter in this menu. Highlight it and click [Properties].
Figure 1.1
Step 3: The Device Status shows that the "This device is working properly". If there are any error messages
displayed here, you will need to click the SMC adapter and click [Remove]. Then reboot the machine and go
through the installation process again.
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Windows Me - Verification
Step 1: Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and click [Properties].
Figure 1.0
Step 2: Then go to the [Device Manager] tab and open the [Network adapters] section. You should see your
EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapter in this menu. Highlight it and click [Properties].
Figure 1.1
Step 3: The Device Status shows that the "This device is working properly". If there are any error messages
displayed here, you will need to click the SMC adapter and click [Remove]. Then reboot the machine and go
through the installation process again.
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Windows 2000 - Verification
Step 1: Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and click [Properties].
Figure 1.0
Step 2: Then go to the Hardware tab and click [Device Manager]. Open the [Network adapters] section. You
should see your EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapter in this menu. Right-click your adapter and click
[Properties].
Figure 1.1
Figure 1.2
Step 3: The Device Status shows that the "This device is working properly". If there are any error messages
displayed here, you will need to right-click the SMC adapter and click [Uninstall]. Then reboot the machine and
go through the installation process again.
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Windows XP - Verification
Step 1: Click [Start] and click [Control Panel]. Then click the [Performance and Maintenance] icon and select
[System].
Figure 1.0
Figure 1.1
Figure 1.2
Step 2: Then go to the Hardware tab and click [Device Manager]. Open the [Network adapters] section. You
should see your EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapter in this menu. Right-click the adapter and click
[Properties].
Figure 1.3
Figure 1.4
Step 3: The Device Status shows that "This device is working properly". If there are any error messages
displayed here, you will need to right-click the SMC adapter and click [Uninstall]. Then reboot the machine and
go through the installation process again.
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Utility Installation
NOTE: If you completed [Option #1] to install the drivers, then you have already installed the utility as well.
Please skip to the next section. If you completed [Option #2], please complete the steps below to install the
utility.
Step 1: Insert the Driver, Utility and Documentation CD.
Step 2: Click [Start], click [Run] and type [?:\Utility\setup.exe] (Note: The ? equals the letter of your CD-ROM
drive. In most cases, this is D.)
Step 3: The installation wizard will begin.
Figure 1.0
Step 4: Click [Next >] to continue.
Figure 1.1
Step 5: You will be given the option to choose the location where the Configuration Utility will be installed. It
is recommended to leave this at the default value. Click [Next >] to continue.
Figure 1.2
Step 6: Please set the selection to [Yes] and click [Finish] to reboot the machine. Then once the OS is back up
and running, you should see a new icon in your system tray that launches the wireless card utility.
Figure 1.3
Continue to the Utility Configuration section for documentation on how to use the utility application for your
adapter.
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Utility Configuration
When the utility program is running, there will be a quick launch icon in the lower right-hand corner of the task
bar. The icon will be GREEN if you have a good connection to a wireless network. If it is white, you will need to
verify the network settings and check to be sure that the AP is turned on. You may also need to reposition the
AP and possibly place it in a higher position so that you are able to gain more wireless signal strength.
Double-click the quick launch icon in the system tray to bring up the Configuration Utility. This provides quick
access to management statistics and adapter settings.
Figure 1.0
The Configuration Utility includes the following tabs:
Link Info: Allows you to view/monitor network status and throughput.
Configuration: Allows you to make changes to the wireless card settings such as the Preamble, BSS Type
(Mode), and SSID.
Site Survey: Displays all the Access Points within range of the wireless adapter's signal.
Encryption: Provides Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security control.
About: Shows the version information.
Link Info
When the Configuration Utility is initialized, the Link Info window will be immediately shown. This will show you
the connection status of the wireless adapter. If you are connected to the network in Infrastructure mode, you
should see the oscillating bars next to Signal Strength and Link Quality. The Status field will show that it is
"Associated" as well.
Figure 1.1
Settings cannot be changed on this tab. This tab gives you the data you need to determine which wireless
network you are connected to and your connection speed. It also shows the SSID and Channel of that network,
and it gives you throughput and link quality statistics.
Configuration
Figure 1.2
To change the settings, simply enter the new desired values and click the [Apply] button. Note that when
configured in Infrastructure mode, you cannot change the Channel. The wireless adapter will automatically
sync to the same channel that the Access Point is using. The SSID should be configured to the same value as
that of the Access Point.
BSS Type: Set the station operation mode to "Adhoc" for network configurations that do not include an Access
Point (i.e. - Peer-to-Peer networks). Set the operation mode to "Infrastructure" for configurations that utilize an
AP for wireless connectivity to an Ethernet LAN. ("Infrastructure" is the default setting.)
Channel: If you are setting up an Adhoc wireless LAN, set the channel number to the same value on all
wireless clients. However, if you are connecting to a network via an AP, then the channel will be automatically
set to the channel of the AP.
SSID: Input an SSID for the wireless network to which you want to connect. If you will be roaming among
multiple Access Points with different BSSID's, set the SSID to "ANY" to allow connection to any access point.
Tx Rate: Indicates the data transmission rate. The choices are "Auto", "22 Mbps PBCC", "11 Mbps PBCC", "11
Mbps", "5.5 Mbps PBCC", "5 Mbps", "2 Mbps", and "1 Mbps". To optimize performance and range, it is best to
set this value at Auto. Lower speeds will usually allow you to gain more range. When set to Auto, the adapter
will auto-sense the speed and provide the highest throughput that your environment allows.
Preamble: It is highly recommended that you leave this value at default.
Power Mode: The choices are "Continuous Access Mode", "Maximum Power Save", and "Fast Power Save".
The Power Mode is set to Continuous Access Mode by default. When enabled on a laptop, the power saving
mode can reduce power consumption by the wireless PC card and extend the battery life of your laptop.
Encryption
Figure 1.3
For more secure data transmissions, set encryption to "256 bits", "128 bits" or "64 bits". The 256-bit setting
gives the highest level of security. The setting must be the same for all clients in your wireless network. By
default, the WEP is disabled.
For HEX "Key Format", the security is enabled by entering 10-digit keys for the 64-bit WEP configuration, 26digit keys for a 128-bit WEP configuration or 58-digit keys for a 256-bit WEP configuration. For ASCII "Key
Format", the security is enabled by entering 5-letter keys for 64-bit WEP, 13-letter keys for 128-bit WEP or 29letter keys for 256-bit WEP.
Site Survey
The Site Survey tab scans and displays all Access Points in the wireless LAN. To choose a network, simply
highlight it and click the [Connect] button on the right. The Site Survey shows the MAC address of the wireless
network, the SSID, the encryption status, and the channel the network is using. If the "AP" option shows NO,
then this means that there is no Access Point on that network - or in other words, it is an Adhoc network. If
the "AP" option shows YES, then there is an Access Point on that particular wireless network.
Figure 1.4
When you press [Connect], you will be able to verify the settings and enter the required WEP keys, if any. If
the network does not require WEP, the encryption portion will be grayed out. You can also set up different
Profiles by changing the "Profile Name". By default, the "Profile Name" is the same as the SSID.
Figure 1.5
About
The following screen displays the version information.
Figure 1.6
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Troubleshooting
Common Installation Problems
Problems are often caused by conflicts with other devices installed in the same computer, or software that has
been configured incorrectly. If you encounter a problem with the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Auto-Sensing
Wireless Adapters, use the following checklists to identify and correct the problem.
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If your computer cannot find the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card, or the network driver does not
install correctly, check the following items before contacting SMC Technical Support
❍ Make sure the card is securely seated in the PCMCIA or PCI slot. Check for any hardware
problems, such as physical damage to the card.
❍ Try the card in another PCMCIA or PCI slot. If this fails, test the card in a completely different
system or try using a second EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card in that particular slot.
❍ Check for resource conflicts
❍ Make sure your computer is using the latest BIOS available. Contact the manufacturer of the
laptop, motherboard for information on updating the BIOS (e.g. – Dell, Toshiba, etc)
❍ If there are other network cards in the computer, they may be causing conflicts. Remove all
other cards from the computer and test the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card separately.
Network Connection Problems
There may be a network connection problem if the LED on the card does not light, or if you cannot access any
network resources from the computer. Check the following items before contacting SMC Technical Support.
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Make sure the correct network card driver is installed for your operating system. If necessary, try
uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. To do this, first shut down your machine and remove your SMC
adapter. Then boot up and open up your Start Menu, go to Programs, click the "SMC EZ Connect
TURBO WLAN Adapter" program folder and choose "Uninstall". Reboot the machine when requested to
do so. Then insert your Driver CD and run the Setup.exe utility again. Then shut down the computer,
reinsert your SMC adapter and boot up the machine. The OS should properly reinstall the adapter
during this time.
Make sure the computer and other network devices are receiving power. If you suspect a power outlet
to be faulty, plug another device into it to verify that it is working.
If your wireless station cannot communicate with a computer on the Ethernet LAN when configured for
Infrastructure mode, try changing the wireless channel on the AP. Make sure the SSID is the same as
that used by the AP for a station with roaming disabled, or the same as that used by the AP's in the
extended service set (ESS).
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The Access Point you are trying to attach to is defective or may not be configured properly to accept
your signal. Check with the administrator of your wireless network for more information on connecting
to the LAN. Also run the necessary diagnostics on the AP to make sure the unit is fully operational.
If you cannot access the Internet, be sure to check with the ISP for further instructions once the drivers
for the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card are installed properly.
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Glossary
10BaseT - Physical Layer Specification for Twisted-Pair Ethernet using Unshielded Twisted Pair wire at 10Mbps.
This is the most popular type of LAN cable used today because it is very cheap and easy to install. It uses RJ45 connectors and has a cable length span of up to 100 meters. There are two versions, STP (Shielded Twisted
Pair) which is more expensive and UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair), the most popular cable. These cables come
in 5 different categories. However, only 3 are normally used in LANs, Category 3, 4 and 5. CAT 3 TP (Twisted
Pair) cable has a network data transfer rate of up to 10Mbps. CAT 4 TP cable has a network data transfer rate
of up to 16Mbps. CAT 5 TP cable has a network data transfer rate of up to 100Mbps.
Access Point - A device that is able to receive wireless signals and transmit them to the wired network, and
vice versa - thereby creating a connection between the wireless and wired networks.
Adapter - A device used to connect end-user nodes to the network; each contains an interface to a specific
type of computer or system bus, e.g. EISA, ISA, PCI, PCMCIA, CardBus, etc.
Auto-Negotiation - A signaling method that allows each node to define its operational mode (e.g., 10/100 Mbps
and half/full duplex) and to detect the operational mode of the adjacent node.
Backbone - The core infrastructure of a network. The portion of the network that transports information from
one central location to another central location where it is unloaded onto a local system.
Base Station - In mobile telecommunications, a base station is the central radio transmitter/receiver that
maintains communications with the mobile radiotelephone sets within its range. In cellular and personal
communications applications, each cell or micro-cell has its own base station; each base station in turn is
interconnected with other cells' bases.
BSS - BSS stands for "Basic Service Set". It is an Access Point and all the LAN PCs that are associated with it.
CSMA/CA - Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance
DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. This protocol automatically configures the TCP/IP settings of
every computer on your home network.
DNS - DNS stands for Domain Name System, which allows Internet host computers to have a domain name
(such as www.smc.com) and one or more IP addresses (such as 192.34.45.8). A DNS server keeps a database
of host computers and their respective domain names and IP addresses, so that when a domain name is
requested (as in typing " www.smc.com" into your Internet browser), the user is sent to the proper IP address.
The DNS server address used by the computers on your home network is the location of the DNS server your
ISP has assigned.
DSL - DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line. A DSL modem uses your existing phone lines to transmit data at
high speeds.
Ethernet - A standard for computer networks. Ethernet networks are connected by special cables and hubs,
and move data around at up to 10 million bits per second (Mbps).
ESS - ESS (ESS-ID, SSID) stands for "Extended Service Set". More than one BSS is configured to become an
Extended Service Set. LAN mobile users can roam between different BSSs in an ESS (ESS-ID, SSID).
Fast Ethernet NIC - Network interface card that is in compliance with the IEEE 802.3u standard. This card
functions at the media access control (MAC) layer, using carrier sense multiple access with collision detection
(CSMA/CD).
Fixed IP – (see Static IP)
Full-Duplex - Transmitting and receiving data simultaneously. In pure digital networks, this is achieved with
two pairs of wires. In analog networks, or digital networks using carriers, it is achieved by dividing the
bandwidth of the line into two frequencies, one for sending, one for receiving.
Hub - Central connection device for shared media in a star topology. It may add nothing to the transmission
(passive hub) or may contain electronics that regenerate signals to boost strength as well as monitor activity
(active/intelligent hub). Hubs may be added to bus topologies; for example, a hub can turn an Ethernet
network into a star topology to improve troubleshooting.
IP Address - IP stands for Internet Protocol. An IP address consists of a series of four numbers separated by
periods, that identifies an single, unique Internet computer host. Example: 192.34.45.8.
ISP - Internet Service Provider. An ISP is a business that provides connectivity to the Internet for individuals
and other businesses or organizations.
LAN - A communications network that serves users within a confined geographical area. It is made up of
servers, workstations, a network operating system and a communications link. Servers are high-speed
machines that hold programs and data shared by network users. The workstations (clients) are the users'
personal computers, which perform stand-alone processing and access the network servers as required.
Diskless and floppy-only workstations are sometimes used, which retrieve all software and data from the
server. Increasingly, "thin client" network computers (NCs) and Windows terminals are also used. A printer can
be attached locally to a workstation or to a server and be shared by network users. Small LANs can allow
certain workstations to function as a server, allowing users access to data on another user's machine. These
peer-to-peer networks are often simpler to install and manage, but dedicated servers provide better
performance and can handle higher transaction volume. Multiple servers are used in large networks.
The message transfer is managed by a transport protocol such as TCP/IP and NetBEUI. The physical
transmission of data is performed by the access method (Ethernet, Token Ring, etc.), which is implemented in
the network adapters that are plugged into the machines. The actual communications path is the cable
(twisted pair, coax, optical fiber) that interconnects each network adapter.
MAC Address - MAC (Media Access Control) A MAC address is the hardware address of a device connected to a
network.
MDI / MDI-X - Medium Dependent Interface - Also called an "uplink port," it is a port on a network hub or
switch used to connect to other hubs or switches without requiring a crossover cable. The MDI port does not
cross the transmit and receive lines, which is done by the regular ports (MDI-X ports) that connect to end
stations. The MDI port connects to the MDI-X port on the other device. There are typically one or two ports on
a device that can be toggled between MDI (not crossed) and MDI-X (crossed).
Medium Dependent Interface – X (crossed) - A port on a network hub or switch that crosses the transmit lines
coming in to the receive lines going out.
NAT – (Network Address Translation) This process allows all of the computers on your home network to use
one IP address. The NAT capability of the Barricade, allows you to access the Internet from any computer on
your home network without having to purchase more IP addresses from your ISP. Network Address Translation
can be used to give multiple users access to the Internet with a single user account, or to map the local
address for an IP server (such as Web or FTP) to a public address. This secures your network from direct
attack by hackers, and provides more flexible management by allowing you to change internal IP addresses
without affecting outside access to your network. NAT must be enabled to provide multi-user access to the
Internet or to use the Virtual Server function.
Packet Binary Convulational Code(tm) (PBCC) - A modulation technique developed by Texas Instruments Inc.
(TI) that offers data rates of up to 22Mbit/s and is fully backward compatible with existing 802.11b wireless
networks.
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect - Local bus for PCs from Intel that provides a high-speed data path
between the CPU and up to 10 peripherals (video, disk, network, etc.). The PCI bus runs at 33MHz, supports
32-bit and 64-bit data paths, and bus mastering.
PPPoE - Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. Point-to-Point Protocol is a method of secure data transmission
originally created for dial-up connections. PPPoE is for Ethernet connections.
Roaming - A function that allows your to move through a particular domain without losing network
connectivity.
Static IP - If your Service Provider has assigned a fixed IP address; enter the assigned IP address, subnet mask
and the gateway address provided by your service provider.
Subnet Mask - A subnet mask, which may be a part of the TCP/IP information provided by your ISP, is a set of
four numbers configured like an IP address. It is used to create IP address numbers used only within a
particular network (as opposed to valid IP address numbers recognized by the Internet.
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. This is the standard protocol for data transmission
over the Internet.
TCP - Transmission Control Protocol - TCP and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) are the two transport protocols
in TCP/IP. TCP ensures that a message is sent accurately and in its entirety. However, for real-time voice and
video, there is really no time or reason to correct errors, and UDP is used instead.
UDP - User Datagram Protocol - A protocol within the TCP/IP protocol suite that is used in place of TCP when a
reliable delivery is not required. For example, UDP is used for real-time audio and video traffic where lost
packets are simply ignored, because there is no time to retransmit. If UDP is used and a reliable delivery is
required, packet sequence checking and error notification must be written into the applications.
BACK – Glossary
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