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Configuration with the Quick Setup
Switch
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Capabilities
Wireless access to the Internet for devices with Ethernet
connectors
When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300, you can use
the Quick Setup switch to configure it. When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to another type
of access point, see “Configuration with the Utility Software” overleaf.
The Wireless LAN Converter PCWA-DE80 (hereafter referred to as the Wireless LAN Converter) is
designed to allow devices such as desktop computers or printers equipped with Ethernet connectors to
become part of a wireless network.
Procedure 1
Procedure 4
Connect the Wireless LAN Converter to the device
that you want to use for wireless communication
1 Connect the Wireless Unit and Power Unit.
2 Connect the Power Unit to the computer or other device capable of wireless communication using
an Ethernet cable.
3 Connect the Power Unit to an AC outlet using the power cord.
Wireless LAN Converter
(2.4 GHz/5 GHz IEEE 802.11a/b/g)
Complete the access point setup
Notes
• Only use an Ethernet cable to connect the Wireless LAN Converter to the Ethernet device.
• The Wireless LAN Converter does not function as an access point.
• When setting up the Wireless LAN Converter without the Quick Setup switch, a computer running the Windows Me,
Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system is required.
• Only one device can be connected to the Wireless LAN Converter. You cannot use a hub to connect to several devices.
Refer to the documentation provided with your access point for details about how to complete the setup.
If your access point data encryption (WEP or WPA-PSK) is not configured, we strongly suggest that
you configure it before proceeding.
To power outlet
Power Unit
Note
Quick Start Guide
Connection example
If the security settings of your access point use WPA or IEEE 802.1X, you cannot configure the PCWA-DE80.
Before reading this guide, be sure to read the “Read This First”
supplement.
Procedure 2
Device equipped with
an Ethernet connector
Internet
Connect the PCWA-AR800/PCWA-AR300
This guide provides an overview of the Wireless LAN Converter
PCWA-DE80 features and the necessary configuration.
or
Power cord
Wireless Unit
Ethernet cable
(not included)
1 Connect the Wireless Unit of the Wireless LAN Converter to a Wireless Unit/LAN connector of the
PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 Router Unit.
Router or similar
Wireless LAN
Converter
Wireless LAN Converter
Wireless Unit cable
2 Connect the AC adapter to the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 and the power outlet.
3 Press the power switch to turn on the AC adapter.
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Access point
Router Unit of the Wireless Broadband Router
PCWA-AR800/PCWA-AR300 (PCWA-R1)
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The Wireless LAN Converter also allows computers equipped with Wireless LAN Converters to communicate directly when
using the Peer to Peer Network connection mode, without using a wireless LAN access point.
The Access Point Network connection mode settings are described in this document. Refer to Help for information about the
Peer to Peer Network connection mode settings.
Wireless Unit of the Wireless
Broadband Router PCWA-AR800/
PCWA-AR300 (PCWA-A820/A320)
The Wireless LAN Converter does not have a power switch.
When the Status indicator of the Wireless LAN Converter changes to white when you connect the
wireless communication device, configuration is complete.
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Power switch
If you want to reset the Wireless LAN Converter, see “Reset to Factory Defaults”, overleaf.
Configuring the Wireless LAN Converter with the Quick Setup switch
PCWA-DE80
You can use the settings of the Sony Wireless Broadband Router PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 to
automatically configure the hardwired (Ethernet) Wireless LAN Converter by using the Quick Setup
switch.
The access point sends the following to the Wireless LAN Converter.
• Network name (SSID)
• Security settings
To power outlet
AC adapter
Wireless Unit of the Wireless
LAN Converter PCWA-DE80
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To display Help
The connections above are used in configuring the Wireless LAN Converter with the Quick Setup switch. For details about
connections to use the Wireless LAN Converter in wireless communication, see procedure 4.
Click the “Start” button, point to “Programs” (when using the Windows XP operating system,
point to “All Programs”), point to “Wireless LAN”, and then click “Converter Setup Help”.
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To display Help for the Wireless LAN Converter Setup Page
Procedure 3
Wireless LAN security
Making security settings for the wireless LAN is extremely important. Sony assumes no responsibility
for any security problems that may arise from the use of the wireless LAN.
Unpacking
When you unpack the unit, make sure that all the following items are present.
Configuring the Wireless LAN Converter
• Wireless Unit
You can configure the Wireless LAN Converter by performing one of the following.
• Power Unit
For details about the Wireless LAN Converter setup, refer to
the Help.
Click
or
on the Wireless LAN Converter Setup Page.
Perform quick setup
1
Wait until the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300, and the Wireless LAN
Converter starts.
2
Press the Quick Setup switch of the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300
Wireless Unit for at least one second.
When the Status indicator on the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 starts flashing red, it has
entered Quick Setup standby mode.
• With the Quick Setup switch
When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to the Wireless Broadband Router PCWA-AR800 or
PCWA-AR300, you can use the Quick Setup switch to configure the Wireless LAN Converter. For
details, see “Configuration with the Quick Setup Switch”.
• With the utility software
• Power cord
When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to an access point other than the PCWA-AR800 or
PCWA-AR300, you cannot use the Quick Setup switch to configure the Wireless LAN Converter.
For details, see “Configuration with the Utility Software” overleaf.
Quick Setup switch
• CD-ROM (Setup disc)
• Read This First
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You can use the utility software to configure the Wireless LAN Converter even if it is connected to the PCWA-AR800 or
PCWA-AR300.
• The Wireless LAN Converter only remains in Quick Setup standby mode for 30 seconds.
• Press the Quick Setup switch one more time for at least one second to cancel the procedure.
• Quick Start Guide (this document)
• Troubleshooting Guide
• Limited Warranty
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In this document, each procedure is preceded by a box. Before proceeding to the next procedure, confirm that you
performed all the necessary tasks by ticking the box.
Example:
Press the Wireless LAN Converter Quick Setup switch for at least one
second.
When the Status indicator on the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 stops flashing red and the
Wireless LAN Converter’s begins flashing white, quick setup is complete.
Procedure 1
4
Disconnect the power cord of the Wireless LAN Converter to turn it off.
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Configuration with the Utility Software
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Procedure 4
Configuring the Wireless LAN Converter
Procedure 1
Verifying the computer used for setup and
configuring necessary settings
Before starting setup of the Wireless LAN Converter with the Converter Setup Utility, verify the
following points.
Configure the “Encryption (WEP)”, “Key Length”, and “WEP Key”
settings.
• If the access point setup is complete:
Use the same values as the one set for the access point.
Display the Wireless LAN Converter Setup Page and configure the necessary settings.
• If the access point setup is not complete:
Refer to the documentation provided with the access point and enter the default values.
Compatible browsers:
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
Netscape 6.1 or later
Encryption (WEP)
Key Length
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Verify the Ethernet connector of the computer used for setup
• The Wireless LAN Converter Setup Page is saved in the internal memory of the Wireless LAN Converter.
• The page displayed may differ slightly depending on the firmware version of the Wireless LAN Converter.
Verify the Ethernet connector of the computer to be used for setup and provide the required Ethernet
cable.
1
You can use an Ethernet cable with straight-through or crossover wiring.
Click “Start”, point to “Programs” (when using the Windows XP operating
system, point to “All Programs”), point to “Wireless LAN”, and then click
“Converter Setup”.
Adjust the firewall settings of your computer
The Converter Setup Utility starts and automatically displays the Wireless LAN Converter Setup
Page.
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If you are using the Windows XP “Internet Connection Firewall” function or a personal firewall
provided by virus scanning software, it may be necessary to adjust its security level. To display the
Router Unit Setup page or Access Point Setup page, you may also need to change the proxy settings of
your Web browser. Refer to “Case 14: Computer firewall function and browser proxy settings” in the
separate Troubleshooting Guide.
WEP Key
: Select whether to use data encryption or not.
: Select the encryption (WEP) key length. The number of characters for
the key string depends on this setting.
: Enter a character string to be used as the encryption (WEP) key. The
length of the string must match the encryption key length setting.
For verification, the string must be entered once more in the “WEP Key
(Confirmation)” field.
If You Change the Access Point Settings
If you change the settings of your access point, the connection to the Wireless LAN Converter is
severed. Reconfigure the network name (SSID) and security settings of the Wireless LAN Converter to
match the values of your access point.
Reset to Factory Defaults
1
Turn on the Wireless LAN Converter.
2
Press the reset switch on the bottom of the Wireless Unit with the end of
a paper clip or a similar object for at least one second.
z Hints
• Encryption of wireless communications data (as selected by “Encryption (WEP)”) is used to prevent unauthorized
access by a third party. The encryption (WEP) key becomes the password necessary to join a network using data
encryption.
• Clicking
or
displays Help.
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Wireless Unit
When setup is complete, click “Next”.
The setup confirmation page appears.
Enable the Java settings of your Web browser
Quick Setup switch
Procedure 2
Click in Step 2.
Reset switch
Connecting the Wireless LAN Converter to the
computer used for setup
Note
Be careful not to press the Quick Setup switch when you reset the Wireless LAN Converter.
3
Connect the Wireless LAN Converter and the computer.
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The Wireless LAN Converter restarts automatically, and all settings revert to their factory default
values.
z Hints
For details about how to connect the device that you want to use for wireless communication, see “Configuration with the
Quick Setup Switch”, procedure 4.
• If the “IP Address Setup” dialog box appears, make sure that the new IP address does not duplicate the address of
another device or computer on the network, and then click “Execute Setup”. Doing so temporarily changes the IP
address of the Wireless LAN Converter.
Procedure 3
When the Status indicator begins flashing red, release the reset switch.
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Make sure that the settings are as desired, and click “Execute Setup”.
For details about the factory default settings of the Wireless LAN Converter, refer to the
Troubleshooting Guide.
The setup completion page appears.
Installing the utility software
For more about the following, refer to Read This First.
• Safety Information
Install the utility software to configure the Wireless LAN Converter (Converter Setup Utility) on the
computer used for setup.
• Names of Parts and Functions
• Installation Precautions
1
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of the computer
where the Wireless LAN Converter is connected.
• Specifications
• If an error occurs, refer to the Troubleshooting Guide or Help.
2
2
With computers running the Windows Me or Windows 2000 operating
system, double-click the “My Computer” icon on your desktop.
With computers running the Windows XP operating system, click “Start”
and click “My Computer”.
3
In the “My Computer” window, double-click
supplied CD-ROM.
Click “Easy Setup”.
The Easy Setup page appears.
“Setup.exe” on the
When you click “Execute Setup”, the Wireless LAN Converter restarts.
If the Status indicator on the front panel of the Wireless Unit flashes slowly white, communication
with the access point is established.
Click “Scan” to scan for wireless
networks within communication range
of the computer. (Step 3)
The installation program starts. Follow the instructions on the screen and install the utility
software.
Configure these settings to match
those of your access point. (Step 5)
Note
If the read-in condition continues after you click “Execute Setup”, check the Status indicator on the front panel of the
Wireless Unit. If the indicator flashes slowly white, setup is complete and wireless communication is possible.
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If the Status indicator flashes red, communication with the access point cannot be established. Refer to Read This
First or Help.
3
Click “Scan”.
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Close the Web browser.
The wireless networks within communication range of the computer appear.
Procedure 5
Networks to which you can establish
a connection.
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Depending on the settings of your computer, the file name “Setup.exe” may be displayed as “Setup”. If there are
multiple files named “Setup” in the same folder, double-click the one with the following icon.
Select the network to which you want
to establish a connection, and then
click “Choose”. (Step 4)
Connecting to a device equipped with Ethernet
connector
This procedure is unnecessary if you plan to perform wireless communications with the computer used
for setup. If not, disconnect the Wireless LAN Converter from the computer used for setup and connect
it to the wireless communication device.
z Hint
Instead of clicking “Scan”, you can directly enter the network name (SSID) of the access point to which you want to
establish a connection. If you do, proceed to step 5.
4
Device equipped with an
Ethernet connector
Select the network to which you want to establish a connection, and then
click “Choose”.
The Easy Setup page appears.
Note
If you disconnect the Ethernet cable from the computer used for setup while it is still on, wait at least 10 seconds before
connecting it to the wireless communication device.
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