Sony GC89 User's manual
GC89 EDGE / Wireless LAN PC Card Wireless LAN Guide SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Your laptop PC must meet or exceed the minimum system requirements for the installed version of Windows® 2000 (SP4), XP (SP2) or Vista™ plus the following: • 300 MHz Pentium compatible CPU for Windows 2000 or XP; 800MHz for Windows Vista. • 32 bit CardBus type II PC card slot. • 30 MB diskspace. Note: You may still use your GC89 on Windows 98SE and Me by downloading Wireless Manager 3.4. You also will need the following items and information: • Access rights to a Wireless LAN network. • Wireless Manager CD that is included with your GC89. Alternatively, you can download the software from the Sony Ericsson support Web site: www.SonyEricsson.com/Support INSTALLING AND USING WIRELESS MANAGER ON WINDOWS VISTA Follow the instructions in the Quick Start Guide to install the Wireless Manager application. Note: Install Wireless Manager before you insert your GC89 into your laptop. When using Windows Vista, please note the following points: All Programs Accessories 1. If the CD does not start automatically, select Start Run and then type D:/setup.exe in the Open field (where D is your CD drive). 2. When you insert the GC89 following software installation, Vista will open a window called Driver Software Installation and install the device driver software for your GC89. You may click the Close button when all drivers are ready to use. 3. The Wireless Manager status window displays only GSM GPRS/EDGE information. Wireless LAN status is provided by Windows Vista. ACCESS TO A WIRELESS LAN A subscription or pre-payment is usually required to use a public Internet hotspot beyond the introductory log-in Web pages. To access a home or small office wireless LAN, you typically need a network key for WEP or WPA-Personal (WPA-PSK). To access a corporate wireless LAN, you need access rights and configuration information. Contact your network administrator to arrange access. CREATING A WIRELESS LAN CONNECTION If you are using Windows 2000, you must use the Sony Ericsson Wireless Utility. If you are using Windows XP, you can use the Windows XP user interface or you can use the Sony Ericsson Wireless Utility. For information about how to use the Windows XP user interface, see the Wireless Manager User Guide. Windows Vista has an advanced user interface for creating and managing Wireless LAN connections which you must use - see below. CREATING A WIRELESS LAN CONNECTION WITH SONY ERICSSON WIRELESS UTILITY (WINDOWS 2000/XP) To find and connect to Wireless networks: 1. In the Windows notification area, double-click on the Wireless Utility icon 2. Available networks are listed. Select the one you require. 3. Enter and confirm secure network key information or check the Allow me to connect to the selected wireless network even though it is not secure check box. 4. Click Connect. If the network you require is not listed but is in range, or you need to manually configure the settings: 1. On the Windows desktop, right-click on the Wireless Utility icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. 2. Click the Wireless Networks tab. 3. Make sure that the Let this tool manage your wireless settings check box is selected. 4. In the Preferred networks panel, click Add. 5. In the Network name (SSID) field, type the network name to which you want to connect. 6. If your wireless LAN service does not require network key information, in the Data Encryption drop-down list, select Disabled. 7. If your wireless LAN service requires WEP network key Information, complete the following steps: a. In the Data Encryption drop-down list, select WEP. b. If necessary, clear the The key is provided for me automatically check box. c. In the Network key field, type the network key. d. In the Confirm key field, re-type the network key. 8. If your Wireless LAN service requires WPA-PSK (WPA Personal) network key information, complete the following steps: a. In the Network Authentication drop-down list, select WPA-PSK. b. If necessary, clear the The key is provided for me automatically check box. c. In the Network key field, type the network key. d. In the Confirm key field, re-type the network key. 9. Click OK. 10. Click Apply. CREATING A WIRELESS LAN CONNECTION IN WINDOWS VISTA 1. Select Start Connect To. The Connect to a network window opens and available wireless LAN networks are listed. 2. Select the required network and click Connect. If the network is secure, enter the required information and click Connect again. 3. If the network you require is not listed but is in range, or you want to manually configure the settings, select Set up a connection or network then select Manually Connect to a Wireless Network and follow the on-screen instructions. Note: If the network name is hidden (non-broadcast SSID) you must select the Connect even if the network is not broadcasting check box. The automatic connection option should be disabled in this case. NOTIFICATION AREA ICONS The Windows notification area displays icons that represent the status of the network connections for your PC card. Wireless Manager status icon Sony Ericsson Wireless Utility Icon (Windows 2000/XP only) WIRELESS MANAGER STATUS ICON The Wireless Manager status icon Manager User Guide. Windows Vista Network Icon is described in the Quick Start Guide and the Wireless SONY ERICSSON WIRELESS UTILITY ICON (WINDOWS 2000/XP ONLY) The wireless LAN radio is disabled. The wireless LAN radio is enabled, but there is no wireless LAN connection. Your GC89 is connected to a wireless LAN. The degree to which this icon is green indicates the signal strength. ENABLING AND DISABLING THE WIRELESS LAN RADIO (2000/XP ONLY) and select Disable Radio. To disable the wireless LAN radio, right-click To enable the wireless LAN radio, right-click and select Enable Radio. Disabling the radio enables you to disconnect from the Wireless LAN network. Alternatively, use the Disable/Enable button on the right side of the Wireless Manager Status window or select File Turn 802.11 Radio On/Off. WINDOWS VISTA NETWORK ICON No Wireless LAN connection. Click on the icon and select Connect to a network. To access network settings, click on the icon and select Network and Sharing Center. Connected to a wireless LAN. Click on the icon to see network name and signal strength. Right click, select Disconnect from and your network name to disconnect. ENABLING AND DISABLING THE WIRELESS LAN RADIO (WINDOWS VISTA) Control Panel and under Network and Internet select View Network 1. Select Start status and tasks. 2. Select Manage network connections and find the network connection with device name Sony Ericsson 802.11g Wireless LAN Adapter. 3. Right-click on this connection and select Disable to turn off the radio, Enable to turn it back on. TRADEMARKS AND NOTICES This document is published by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, Sweden, without any warranty. The information in this document may change without notice due to typographical errors, inaccurate information, or improvements to programs and/or equipment. Such changes will be incorporated into new editions of this document by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. © Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2007 All rights reserved. Publication number: EN/LZT 123 8667 R1A TRADEMARKS Sony Ericsson is the trademark or registered trademark of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Windows® 2000, XP and Vista are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other product or service names mentioned in this guide are trademarks of their respective companies. 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