Sony VAIO PCWA-AR300 User manual

Sony VAIO PCWA-AR300 User manual
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Router Unit PCWA-R1
Safety Information
Introduction
WARNING
• Opening the unit, for whatever reason, could lead to damage that is not covered by the warranty.
• Do not touch the device or accessories during thunderstorms. Electrical shock could result.
• This device is made for use in the USA and Canada only.
• This device is made for indoor use only.
• Do not use this equipment on hospital premises. Doing so may cause medical devices to malfunction.
• Do not use this equipment in an aircraft. Doing so could cause the aircraft’s equipment to malfunction.
• While using the Wireless Broadband Router, do not cover it or turn it on its side. Do not cover the Wireless
Broadband Router with objects such as magazines or newspapers or use it in confined, enclosed places, such as
the spaces between walls and furniture. Furthermore, do not turn the Wireless Broadband Router on its side while
using it. Either situation could cause heat to build up inside the Wireless Broadband Router, leading to
overheating and possible fire.
• Exercise care when installing the Ethernet cable, Wireless Unit cable, AC adapter, and power cord. Personal
injury or damage to the Wireless Broadband Router could result from people tripping over these. Protect wiring
by installing it in places where people do not walk.
• Do not swing the Router Unit, Wireless Unit, or AC adapter. Injury could result if they strike a person or fragile
material, such as glass.
• Keep the Wireless Broadband Router out of the reach of children. Unforeseen injury could result from
swallowing loose parts, etc.
• Place the Wireless Broadband Router on a stable surface. Do not place the Wireless Broadband Router on
wobbly or tilted surfaces.
• When hanging the units, make sure that the wall is strong enough to support the Wireless Unit and Router Unit.
They may fall if the wall is not strong enough, leading to unforeesen accidents. Further, be careful not to drop the
units or the tools used to install them. Doing so could result in unforeseen accidents.
• Avoid locations that are directly exposed to sunlight or heat. Internal overheating could result in fire or damage
to the unit.
• Make sure that the connectors are properly connected.
– Do not insert any metallic objects inside the connectors. Short-circuiting the pins could cause fire or damage to
the unit.
– Be careful to insert connectors squarely. Crooked insertion could cause pins to short-circuit, leading to fire or
damage.
• Use only the supplied AC adapter with your Sony Wireless Broadband Router. To disconnect your Wireless
Broadband Router from the power supply, unplug the AC adapter.
• ISDN and telephone lines cannot be connected to the WAN or LAN connectors of the Router Unit. If these
connectors are connected to the network or telephone lines mentioned below, high electric current to the
connectors may cause damage, overheating, or fire. Connecting to home or business-use telephone lines is
strictly prohibited.
– Telephone lines
– PBX (private branch exchange)
– Home or business-use telephone lines
– Lines other than those mentioned above
For customers in Canada
• This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
• Operation is subject to the following two conditions; (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
• To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away
from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is
subject to licensing.
• The term “IC” before the equipment certification number only signifies that Industry Canada technical
specifications were met.
• The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed in such away that it does
not emit an RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for general population. Refer to Safety Code 6, which can
be obtained from the Health Canada Web site at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rbc.
The PCWA-AR300 is a Wireless Broadband Router that compiles with IEEE 802.11g standards as a wireless LAN
access point. It has the following features.
Front
Wireless
Broadband Router
Read This First
The PCWA-AR300 consists of:
• Broadband Router Unit
PCWA-R1
• Wireless LAN Access Point PCWA-A320
In this document, we refer to the Broadband Router Unit as the Router
Unit and to the Wireless LAN Access Point as the Wireless Unit.
PCWA-AR300
Sony Corporation  2003 Printed in Japan
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the back
or bottom of the product. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you
call your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. PCWA-R1
Model No. PCWA-A320
Serial No.____________ Serial No._____________
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
warranty.
This device contains the Transmitter Module
FCC ID: H8NWLL3020
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of the Wireless Broadband
Router is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure
limits.
Nevertheless, the Wireless Broadband Router shall be
used in such a manner that the potential for human
contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Radio-Frequency Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure
limits, set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
equipment should be installed and operated with a
minimum distance of 20 cm (7.9 in.) between the
radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be
co-located or operated in conjunction with any other
antennas or transmitters.
NOTE:
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 or communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
you are encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications
not expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
If you have questions about this product, call the Sony
Customer Information Center at 1-877-760-7669;
or write to the Sony Customer Information Center at
12451 Gateway Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33913.
The number below is for FCC-related matters only.
This device must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Sony
Model No: PCWA-R1
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 USA
Telephone: 201-930-6972
This phone number is for FCC-related matters only.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: Sony
Model No: PCWA-A320
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 USA
Telephone: 201-930-6972
This phone number is for FCC-related matters only.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
The shielded interface cable recommended in this
manual must be used with the equipment to comply
with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B
of Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Canadian ICES-003.
Le câble d’interface blindé recommandé dans ce
document doit être utilisé avec les appareils pour être
conforme aux limitations des appareils numériques
telles que spécifiées dans la norme NMB-003 du
Canada.
NOTE:
The power outlet should be installed near the
equipment and should be easily accessible.
Pour les utilisateurs au Canada
• Ces appareils numériques de la classe B sont conformes à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
• L’utilisation de ces appareils est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes : (1) ils ne doivent pas produire de
brouillage et (2) l’utilisateur des appareils doit être prêt à accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique reçu, même si
ce brouillage est susceptible de compromettre le fonctionnement des appareils.
• Pour empêcher que ces appareils causent du brouillage au services faisant l’objet de licences, ils doivent être
utilisés à l’intérieur et devraient être placés loin des fenêtres afin de fournir un écran de blindage maximal. Si les
appareils (ou leurs antennes d’émission) sont installés à l’extérieur, ils doivent faire l’objet de licences.
• Le terme « IC » devant le numéro d’homologuation signifie simplement que les normes d’Industrie Canada ont
été respectées.
• L’installateur de ces appareils radio doit s’assurer que l’antenne soit située ou pointée de manière à ce qu’elle
n’émette pas de champs de radiofréquences électromagnétiques supérieurs aux limites spécifiées par Santé
Canada pour le grand public. Consultez le code de sécurité 6, disponible sur le site Web de Santé Canada à
l’adresse suivante : http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
(Opposite side view)
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Wireless Internet access from various locations in your home
Using this product as a base station, you can build a network environment from computers with wireless LAN PC
cards (installed or built in), and devices with Access Points installed. When this product is connected to a DSL or
cable modem, it provides wireless Internet access for computers on the LAN.
Connect devices equipped with Ethernet connectors
The Router Unit has a LAN connector for Ethernet devices such as desktop computers, to provide Internet access.
The IP addresses of connected devices are automatically assigned by the Router Unit, so there is no need to set the
IP address of each device manually.
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qh qg
qf
qd
qj
qs
Bottom
qk
0 STATUS indicator
Indicates the status of the Router Unit.
• Booting: Flashes white
• During normal operation: Lights white
• During firmware update: Flashes red
• If firmware update fails:
Continues flashing red after firmware update
DSL or cable
modem
Documentation
❑ Quick Start Guide
Describes the required preparations and settings initially necessary to connect to the Internet.
z Hint
Use a straight-through or cross-over Ethernet
cable.
qa LINK/ACT indicators
Light when a link is established at the LAN
connectors qd or WAN connector qf, and flash
when sending and receiving data.
qg Reset switch
Returns Router Unit settings to their factory
defaults.
See “Resetting to factory default settings” overleaf
or Help for details.
qs Wireless Unit/LAN connectors
Connect to the Access Point or to a device such as
a computer with an Ethernet connector.
qh DC IN connector
Connects to the AC adapter.
qd LAN connectors
Connect via an Ethernet cable to a device such as a
computer with an Ethernet connector.
This product is supplied with the following manuals and help files:
qf WAN connector
Connects via an Ethernet cable to a communication
device such as a cable or DSL modem.
z Hint
Use a straight-through or cross-over Ethernet
cable.
qj MAC address
The Router Unit’s WAN port MAC address is
printed here.
qk Wall mounting holes
Use these holes to hang the Router Unit to a wall.
See “Hanging the units” overleaf for details.
❑ Troubleshooting Guide
Provides solutions to common problems.
❑ Setup Page Online Help
This is Help for the pages used to set up this product. Refer to it for details about setup page operations and
setting items of this product.
To display the setup page online Help
Display the setup page of the Router Unit or Access Point, and click
or
.
Refer to Procedure 4 in the Quick Start Guide for details about how to display the setup page.
AC adapter
Names of parts and functions
Wireless Unit PCWA-A320
Front
Rear
ql w;
(With rear cover removed)
ql Power switch
Press to turn the device on (?) or off (a).
w; 100-240 V AC jack
Connect the supplied power cord.
Getting help
This section describes how to get help and support from Sony, as well as troubleshooting tips for your Wireless
Broadband Router.
About Sony’s Support Options
Sony provides several support options for your Wireless Broadband Router.
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❒ Read This First (this manual) contains important information that you should read before using the Wireless
Broadband Router.
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❒ Quick Start Guide explains how to install the Wireless Broadband Router.
❒ Troubleshooting Guide provides solutions to the most common problems users have with their Wireless
Broadband Router.
❒ Online Help for the Wireless Broadband Router Setup Page explains how to configure the Wireless
Broadband Router.
❒ The Sony Wireless Broadband Router support Web site
http://www.sony.com/wirelesslansupport provides the latest information on your Wireless Broadband
Router.
❒ The Sony e-mail support service answers your questions by electronic mail. Just send your question in an
e-mail message and a customer service representative will reply. To send a question to Sony e-mail support, fill
out the e-mail form at http://www.ita.sel.sony.com/support/pc/email.html.
❒ The Sony fax-back service provides you with answers to commonly asked questions. You can use this
automated service to request a list of available topics, and then select the topics you want to receive. To contact
the Sony fax-back service, call 1-877-760-7669.
❒ The Sony Customer Information Services Center offers information about your Wireless Broadband
Router, Wireless LAN PC Card, and other Sony products that work with your computer. To contact the Sony
Customer Information Services Center, call 1-877-760-7669. Open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
1 STATUS indicator
Indicates the status of the Wireless Unit.
• Booting: Quickly flashes white
• Normal: Slowly flashes white
• During firmware update: flashes red
• If firmware update fails:
Continues flashing red after firmware update
2 Reset switch
Returns Wireless Unit settings to their factory
defaults.
See “Resetting to factory default settings” overleaf
or Help for details.
3 LINK/ACT indicator
Lights when the Wireless Unit cable is connected
to the Wireless Unit/LAN connectors qs on the
Router Unit and a link is established, and flashes
while sending and receiving.
4 Wireless Unit cable
Connects to the Wireless Unit/LAN connectors qs
on the Router Unit.
5 Rear cover
Remove this cover if you want to hang the
Wireless Unit to a wall and to verify the MAC
address and Network Name (SSID). See “Hanging
the units” overleaf for details about removing the
rear cover.
• Sony, VAIO,
,
, and the Eco Info logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
6 Wall mounting holes
Use these holes to hang the Wireless Unit to a
wall. See “Hanging the units” overleaf for details.
7 ID
The six-character hexadecimal unique product ID
is printed here. This ID is used as the default
Network Name (SSID) of the Wireless Unit.
8 MAC address
The Wireless Unit MAC Address is printed here.
9 Quick Setup switch
Use this switch to set up the Wireless LAN
Converter PCWA-DE30. Refer to the Quick Start
Guide of the Wireless Converter or Help for
details.
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Factory default settings
2
Installation Precautions
Using screws or nails, hang the unit to a wall.
• Wireless Unit
Specifications
• Router Unit
Router Unit (PCWA-R1)
Refer to the separate Quick Start Guide for information about connecting the Wireless Unit, Router Unit and AC
adapter, and how to turn them on.
Factory default settings
3.15
Access Point
Installation
The factory default settings of the Access Point are:
Item
Default setting
Network Name (SSID)
The six characters printed on the label under the rear cover of the
Access Point (Wireless Unit).
0.94 (2
Disabled
Frequency (Channel)
Auto Select
Broadcast Network Name (SSID)
Yes
IEEE 802.11 Mode
11g, 11b
Access Control
Accept all
Connection Method
Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP)
DNS Server
–
Speed
Auto-Detect
Quick Setup Switch
Enable
Time Server (NTP Server)
–
4)
Select a secure location for the Wireless Unit or Router Unit where it cannot drop or fall over.
Route the cable to the Wireless Unit to suit the installation location.
Installation examples
• Desktop installation
Encryption (WEP)
(80)
• Hanging
Wireless Unit
Router Unit
units: inches (mm)
The Wireless Unit and Router Unit do not come with any sort of fittings used in hanging them. Use
screws of sufficient strength to support them.
■ Recommended screws
• Roundhead screws
Ø0.23
(5.7)
Router Unit
Ø0.13 (3.1)
0.08 (1.8)
homegate
–
–
–
–
■ WAN settings
Connection Method
Speed
DHCP Client ID
Obtain an IP address automatically
Auto-Detect
–
■ LAN settings
IP Address
Subnet Mask
DHCP Server IP Address No.
192.168.11.1
255.255.255.0
16
■ Other information
UPN Pass Through
UPnP
PPTP & IPSec
enabled
Notes
Notes
• Do not install at an insecure location.
• Do not install at a location where the Wireless Unit or Router Unit could fall as a result of shock or vibration,
such as on the edge of a shelf.
• Do not install at a location where the Wireless Unit, Router Unit or cables could be accidentally bumped by a
person or other objects.
• Always use two screws or nails and make sure that the units are secure on the wall.
• Select a location that will hold the weight of the units when hanging them to a wall. If the location cannot
hold the weight of the units, they may fall and cause accidents.
• When hanging the units to walls made of plasterboard or other brittle material, make sure that the material
is strong enough to support the units’ weight and use special screw fasteners or other fixtures designed for
use with that material. If the units are hung with ordinary screws, they may fall.
• When hanging the units to a wall, be careful not to drop the units or the tools used for doing the work.
Dropping the units or tools could result in unforeseen accidents.
Connecting a computer with a LAN cable
To connect a device such as a desktop computer or hub, connect a LAN cable to a LAN connector of the Router
Unit.
Approx. 5 W
Interfaces
Interfaces
100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
(automatic MDI/MDI-X detection)
LAN connector × 4
WAN connector × 1
100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
(automatic MDI/MDI-X detection)
Maximum external dimensions
Approx. 7.9 × 2.8 × 1.3 inches (W × H × D)
(approx. 200 × 69 × 32 mm)
Protocol support
TCP/IP
Operating temperature
Maximum external dimensions
Approx. 3.9 × 3.9 × 1.3 inches (W × H × D)
(approx. 98 × 98 × 33 mm)
Mass
Approx. 11 oz. (approx. 320 g)
(incl. connection cable)
Recommended number of connected
clients
16 or less
Protocol support
TCP/IP
Standards
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C) (no condensation)
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Storage temperature
Radio frequency
–4°F to 140°F (–20°C to 60°C) (no condensation)
2.4 GHz wireless network:
2.4 to 2.4835 GHz (IMS band)
Maximum connection distance
Line of sight approx. 328 feet (100 m)
(The maximum connection distance depends on the
environment.)
WEP (Data encryption)
Modulation methods
Precautions
DS-SS
OFDM
Operating temperature
LAN connectors
AC adapter
Use only the supplied AC adapter and power cord. Other AC adapters may damage the Wireless Broadband Router.
41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C) (no condensation)
Storage temperature
–4°F to 140°F (–20°C to 60°C) (no condensation)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Safety
In the table above, “–” indicate blank settings.
Do not drop the Wireless Broadband Router. Careful handling helps to prevent damage.
Wireless Unit/LAN connectors
Resetting to factory default settings
Use the following procedure to reset the Access Point or Router Unit to their factory defaults. The procedure is the
same for both units and either can be reset independently.
• Wireless Unit
• Router Unit
Reset switch
Quick Setup swich
Reset switch
To computer, etc.
Installation
z Hints
• Use a straight-through or cross-over Ethernet cable.
• Connect the Wireless Unit to a Wireless Unit/LAN connector of the Router Unit.
• Make the following TCP/IP settings on the computer to be connected:
– IP Address setting: Select “Obtain an IP address automatically”
– DNS Configuration: With the Windows Me operating system, select “Disable DNS”.
With the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems, select “Obtain DNS
server address automatically”.
Hanging the units
1
• On the Wireless Unit
• On the Router Unit
Turn on the unit(s).
Exposure to rapid changes in temperature or very damp environments can cause condensation on internal parts. This
may prevent the Wireless Broadband Router from operating properly.
If this should happen, unplug the AC adapter from the power outlet and allow the Wireless Broadband Router to dry
for two to three hours.
Cleaning
Clean the casing with a soft cloth lightly moistened with water or a mild detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder, or solvent such as alcohol or benzene. This may damage the finish of the casing.
With a paper clip, press and hold the Reset switch for at least one second on the bottom
of the Wireless Unit or the side of the Router Unit that you want to reset.
To hang the Wireless
Unit to a wall, remove
the rear cover by sliding
it in the direction of the
arrow.
Be careful not to press the Quick Setup swich by mistake when you reset the Wireless Unit.
When the Status indicator flashes, release the Reset switch.
The Wireless Unit or Router Unit restarts automatically with all settings returned to their factory
defaults.
Do not place the Wireless Broadband Router where it is exposed to the following conditions:
• Unstable surfaces
• High humidity or poor ventilation
• Excessive dust
• Direct sunlight or extreme heat
• Closed cars
• Magnetic fields (near magnets, speakers, or televisions)
• Frequent vibration
• Locations where the transmission of radio waves may be obstructed by metal plates or concrete walls
Operation
Locate the wall mounting holes.
Note
3
Power consumption
Approx. 5 W
64 bits/128 bits
Note
1
2
Power consumption
16 or less
Default setting
■ Common settings
Host Name
Administrator Password
Guest Password
Time Server (NTP server)
DNS Server
DC 12 V
(Supplied by the PCWA-R1)
Recommended number of connected
clients
units: inches (mm)
Item
Power
AC100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
(The power cord plug is for use with AC 120 V.)
Approx. 12 oz. (approx. 340 g)
Ø0.25
(6.2)
Ø0.13 (3.1)
0.1 (2.3)
Power
Mass
• Flathead screws
Access Point (PCWA-A320)
Bottom
Note
Be cautious when removing or replacing the cover of the Wireless Unit.
z Hint
To replace the rear cover of the Wireless Unit, align the rails on the rear of the Wireless Unit with the grooves
in the rear cover, and slide it upwards.
Emergencies
In case of an emergency, stop the wireless functions by unplugging the power cord.
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