■ Confirm the connection method of the wireless connection on the computer. 4-680-203-11 (1) Setup Procedures Refer to the documentation provided with your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter to confirm the connection method of the computer to the Access Point when using a wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter. If using a wireless LAN PC card with the Windows XP operating system, connect to the network using the Windows XP Wireless Network function. Preparation Procedure 1 Wireless Broadband Router Check Perform the necessary preparations and confirmations for connections Procedure 2 Check Establish communications between a computer and the Access Point This guide describes the preparations and settings required to connect to the Internet using the Wireless Broadband Router. Procedure PCWA-R1 PCWA-A820 In this document, we refer to the Broadband Router Unit as the Router Unit and to the Wireless LAN Access Point as the Access Point. 4 Check 5 7 This ID is used as the default network name (SSID). 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. Procedure Check 2 Display the Access Point Setup Page Procedure Remove the rear cover by sliding it in the direction of the arrow. Wireless LAN Security Access Point Functions Setup 6 Confirming the network name (SSID) ■ Enable the Java settings of your Web browser Configure the Router functions Procedure © 2004 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan Use a straight-through or cross-over Ethernet cable. Check The PCWA-AR800 can be used at frequency settings of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Change this setting as necessary. (By default, the PCWA-AR800 is set to 2.4 GHz.) PCWA-AR800 z Hint If you are using the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall or another personal firewall, you may need to change the security level setting. 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 “Miscellaneous”, “Case 4: Computer firewall function and browser proxy settings” in the separate Troubleshooting Guide for details. Display the Router Unit Setup Page Procedure Check Configure the wireless communication settings on the computer, and then establish communications between the computer and the Access Point. Refer to the instructions for your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter for the setting method. z Connect each unit and turn the power on Check Connect each unit as shown in the next figure, and turn the power on. 1 Use an Ethernet cable to connect the cable or DSL modem to the WAN connector of the Router Unit. 2 Connect the Wireless Unit to a Wireless Unit/LAN connector. Configure the Access Point functions Configure the Wireless Communication Settings on the Computer When you unpack the unit, make sure that all the following are accounted for. • Router Unit (Broadband Router Unit PCWA-R1) • Wireless Unit (Wireless LAN Access Point PCWA-A820) Procedure 8 Check Configure computer settings Router Unit Setup Procedure 4 There are two Wireless Unit/LAN connectors. Use either one. 3 Connect the AC Adapter to the Router Unit, and turn the AC Adapter on. 4 Connect an end of the Ethernet cable to a LAN connector of the Router Unit. 5 Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your computer. z Hint 1 Procedure 1 • Power cord • Read This First • Quick Start Guide (this document) • Troubleshooting Guide • Limited Warranty Ethernet cable 2 4 Perform the necessary preparations and confirmations for connections Obtain the information required to make the computer connections. If the Setup Page does not appear, refer to “Connections”, “Case 1: Cannot display the Setup Page (error message appears)” in the separate Troubleshooting Guide for details about bypassing the proxy server. Use either connector. 3 Internet Check Access the Access Point from a Web browser to display the Router Unit Setup Page. Note Switch` • AC Adapter Display the Router Unit Setup Page Internet Explorer 5.5 or later Netscape 6.1 or later Check Preparation Check Compatible browsers: The Ethernet port of your computer is on its back panel. Each procedure is preceded by a check box. Before proceeding to the next step, confirm that you have completed all necessary tasks by ticking the box. * The Wireless Unit has Access Point functions. Comments • The network name (SSID) may also be called something like the “ESSID” or “network ID”, depending on the particular device. • Encryption may also be called something like “encoding” or “security”, depending on the particular device. z Hint Unpacking Establish communications between the computer and the Access Point Access Point factory default settings Network Name (SSID): The 6-character identifier printed on the label inside the rear cover of the Wireless Unit Security settings Encryption (WEP): Disabled IEEE 802.11 Mode: 11g, 11b (High multicast rate) ■ Configure the computer firewall or proxy settings Router Functions Setup The PCWA-AR800 consists of: • Broadband Router Unit • Wireless LAN Access Point Check Check This description assumes that the connection is established with factory default settings. ■ Prepare the Ethernet cable to connect the Router Unit and ADSL or cable modem. Establish Wireless Connections 3 3 Configure the TCP/IP settings on the computer as follows. • IP address setting: Select “Obtain an IP address automatically”. • DNS setting: Select “Disable DNS” in the Windows Me operating system. Select “Obtain a DNS server address automatically” in the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. Connect each unit and turn the power on Procedure Procedure ■ Configure the TCP/IP settings for the Wireless Network connection on the computer. Quick Start Guide Before reading this guide, be sure to read the “Read This First” supplement. Establish Wireless Connections 1 Launch the Web browser. 2 Enter http://192.168.11.1/ in the Address field, and press the Enter key. 5 z Cable modem or DSL modem When you turn the power on, confirm that the Status indicators on the Wireless Unit and Router Unit change as follows before proceeding to Procedure 3. Wireless Unit: Changes from a quickly flashing white light to a slowly flashing one. Router Unit: Change from flashing white light to a steadily lit one. Hint The IP address 192.168.11.1 is the Router Unit factory default. If the Router’s IP address has been changed, contact your network administrator. The Router Unit Setup Page appears. z Hint Clicking or displays Help. The procedure in this guide describes the connection process using the factory default settings. • 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. • In this document, Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition and Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional are referred to as Windows XP. • Netscape is a registered trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation. • All other names of systems, products and services are trademarks of their respective owners. • In the document, the ™ or ® marks are not specified. Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. The factory default settings of the Access Point function are: Network Name (SSID): The 6-character identifier printed on the label inside the rear cover of the Wireless Unit Security settings Encryption (WEP): Disabled IEEE 802.11 Mode: 11g, 11b (High multicast rate) Before setting up the Broadband Router, perform the following. ■ Set up the wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter The following procedures describe the setup process using “Easy Setup”. Perform the required software installation and settings according to the instructions provided with your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter to make it operational. Continued on next page Procedure 5 Check Access Point Function Setup Configure the Router functions Procedure 6 Configure the Router functions of the Router Unit. The basic settings to connect to the Internet are described here. For details about the settings, refer to Help on the Router Unit Setup Page. Specific information required to establish an Internet connection is normally provided by your Internet service provider when making the service contract. You may have to refer to this information when setting up the connection, so have the information at hand. 1 Procedure 7 Check The Setup Completed window appears. Configure the Access Point functions Check Display the Access Point Setup Page The wireless functions are set in the Wireless Unit. The basic wireless connection settings are described here. For details about the settings, refer to Help the Access Point Setup Page. 1 Click “Scan”. Click “Easy Setup”. 3 Close the Web browser. Note Note Depending on your Internet service provider, you may not be allowed to connect a router type access point to your DSL or cable modem. Refer to the provisions of the contract with your Internet service provider for details. 1 When you change the wireless settings, the connection to the Access Point is severed. After performing procedure 7, make sure that you perform procedure 8 to reestablish the connection. Click “Easy Setup”. Access Points are searched for, and any discovered Access Points are displayed in the list. 2 Select the Access Point to configure, and click the “Access Point Setup” button. The Easy Setup Page appears. 2 Procedure Configure settings. 8 Configure computer settings Configure the network name (SSID) and security settings on the computer to match those set in procedure 7. 4 5 Follow the instruction on the screen to complete the setup. Check Configure the wireless communication settings on the computer used for the setup to match the Access Point settings. 1 2 3 The Wireless Broadband Router setup wizard starts. 2 Configure the Wireless Communication Settings on the Computer z Hint Refer to the instructions of your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter for the setting method. A user name and password input dialog box appears. 3 In the user name text box, enter “admin”, and then click “OK”. 1 Enter the network name (SSID). The network name (SSID) is an ID that serves to identify the wireless network. You should enter up to 32 characters. Permissible characters are letters, numbers, and symbols. z Hint Note • The default password is “admin”. • Leave the “Password” text box blank. Refer to Help for details about Wireless Broadband Router settings. Do not forget the network name (SSID). 2 Set “Encryption (WEP)” to “Enable”. To display Help, click Access Point Setup Page. z Hint z Encryption (WEP) encodes wireless communications and prevents unauthorized access to the network. The encryption key is the password required for WEP communications on an encrypted network. Hint 3 Select “Key Length”. If the administrator password is configured in step 2 of the Easy Setup, a user name and password input dialog box appears. Enter “admin” here. Leave this text box blank. 4 Enter the encryption key, and re-enter it again at “WEP Key (Confirmation)” If you select “40 bits” for the “Key Length”, enter up to five letters, numbers and symbols. If you select “104 bits” for the “Key Length”, enter up to 13 letters, numbers and symbols. The Access Point Setup Page appears in a new window. 3 Check that the settings are correct, and click “Execute Setup”. 1 When finished making settings, click “Next”. The Setup Confirmation window appears. 2 Check that the settings are correct, and click “Execute Setup”. Enter the administrator user name and password to proceed. When setup is complete, the following screen appears. When satisfied with the displayed settings, click here. If you want to modify the settings, click here to return to the previous window. If you do not want to configure the Access Point, click here. Proceed to procedure 6 to configure the Access Point. • Installation • Ethernet cable connection method • Status Indicator indications 5 Select the “IEEE 802.11 Mode”. Enter the administrator password here, as set in step 2 of the Easy Setup. • Safety information • Factory default settings Do not forget the encryption key. or on the Router Unit Setup Page or the Refer to the Read This First supplement for the following information: • Reset to factory defaults Note Enter “admin” here. This completes the configuration.