LCS-8031G3_Manual

IEEE 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

User

s Guide

FCC Certifications

Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement

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 communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one 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.

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.

FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

FCC Radiation Exposure Statement:

This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator & your body.

This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

IEEE 802.11b or 802.11g operation of this product in the U.S.A. is firmware-limited to channels 1 through 11.

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CE Mark Warning

This equipment complies with the requirements relating to electromagnetic compatibility, EN 55022 class B for ITE, the essential protection requirement of

Council Directive 89/336/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member

States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.

Company has an on-going policy of upgrading its products and it may be possible that information in this document is not up-to-date. Please check with your local distributors for the latest information. No part of this document can be copied or reproduced in any form without written consent from the company.

Trademarks:

All trade names and trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

Copyright © 2006, All Rights Reserved.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

OVERVIEW.................................................... 4

U

NPACKING INFORMATION

....................................................... 4

I

NTRODUCTION TO THE

IEEE 802.11

G

W

IRELESS

PCI A

DAPTER

..... 5

Key Features .....................................................................................5

INSTALLATION GUIDE .................................. 6

S

OFTWARE

I

NSTALLATION

........................................................ 6

MANAGEMENT GUIDE ................................. 12

M

AKING A

B

ASIC

N

ETWORK

C

ONNECTION

.................................. 12

Before You Start ..............................................................................12

Ad-Hoc Mode ................................................................................. 12

Infrastructure mode ....................................................................... 14

I

NTRODUCTION TO THE

W

IRELESS

LAN U

TILITY

......................... 16

Starting the Wireless LAN Utility .....................................................16

General............................................................................................17

Profile..............................................................................................18

Available Network ...........................................................................19

Advanced.........................................................................................20

Status..............................................................................................21

Statistics .........................................................................................22

APPENDIX .................................................. 23

RT-S

ET

S

ETUP

W

IZARD

......................................................... 23

Connect to a wireless network in infrastructure mode ....................23

Connect to a wireless network in ad hoc mode................................26

Use this adapter as an AP................................................................29

AP

MODE MANAGEMENT GUIDE

................................................ 32

General............................................................................................32

Advanced.........................................................................................33

Statistics .........................................................................................33

SoftAP .............................................................................................34

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION.......................... 35

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Overview

Thank you for purchasing this product. Read this chapter to know about your IEEE 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter.

Unpacking information

Before getting started, please verify that your package includes the following items:

1. IEEE 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

2. One quick installation guide

3. One Utility/ Manual CD

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Introduction to the IEEE 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

The IEEE 802.11g Wireless PCI adapter provides users to launch IEEE 802.11g wireless network at 54 Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency, which is also compatible with

IEEE 802.11b wireless devices at 11Mbps. You can configure this adapter with ad-hoc mode to connect to other 2.4GHz wireless computers or with Infrastructure mode to connect to a wireless AP or router for accessing to Internet. This adapter includes a convenient Utility for scanning available networks and saving preferred networks that users usually connected with. Security encryption can also be configured by this utility.

Key Features

Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g wireless standard

Complies with PCI revision 2.2

High Speed transfer data rate up to 54

Mbps

Support turbo mode for 72 Mbps data rate

Equips one external detachable dipole antenna

Support driver for Windows 98se, Me,

2000 and XP.

Supports auto-installation and diagnostic utilities.

Support wireless data encryption with

64/128-bit WEP, WPA (TKIP with IEEE

802.1x) and AES functions.

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Installation Guide

Software Installation

Note: The following driver installation guide uses Windows XP as the presumed operation system. The procedures and screens in Windows 98se, 2000 are familiar with Windows XP.

Insert the CD-Rom that came with this product to your CD-Rom drive. The menu window pops up automatically. Please click the “Driver” button of this product.

Note: If the CD-Rom fails to auto-run, please click on “My Computeryour

CD-Rom Drive then double-click the “Setup” icon to start the this menu.

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1. The language-selecting window pops up. Please select the language you use and click OK.

2. The welcome window pops up. Click the “Next” button to proceed.

3. Please wait while installation.

4. This Windows Logo testing warning window may pop up upon installation.

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Please click the “Contiune Anyway” to continue.

5. If you are using Windows 98se or ME, the system may ask for the driver CD.

Please click the Browse button. Select your CD-ROM Drive then select PCI

Driver WIN98 (or WINME) to browse the driver. If not, please skip this step.

7. For Windows XP and 2000 users, please shut down the computer. If you are

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using Windows 98se or ME, the system may ask for restarting. Please select

“No, I will restart my computer later.” and then shut the computer down.

8. Unplug the power cord of your computer from outlet. Remove the cover of your computer.

9. Install the adapter into a PCI socket and secure this adapter to the back panel of your computer with the included screw.

10. Replace the cover, plug the power cord to the outlet and turn your computer on.

The “Found New Hardware Wizard“pops up. (Note: This wizard won’t pop up in

Windows 98 and ME. The system finds the new hardware and installs the hardware automatically. Please skip the following steps and restart the system after installation.)

11. Select “No, not this time” and click the “Next” button.

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12. Select “Install the software automatically” and click the “Next” button.

13. Please wait while installing the driver. The Windows logo testing warning window may pops up again. Please click the “Continue Anyway” button to continue.

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14. Click the “Finish” button after driver installation.

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Management Guide

Read this chapter to understand the management interface of the device and how to manage the device.

Making a Basic Network Connection

Before You Start

In the following instruction for making a network connection, we use the utility we provided to configure your wireless network settings.

Note: For Windows XP users that want to configure your wireless network using this

Utility, please perform the following procedures to disable your native Windows XP wireless support (Wireless Zero Configuration Service)

1. Double click the icon on your desktop to start the utility.

2. Make sure that the “Windows Zero Config” checkbox is unchecked.

Ad-Hoc Mode

An Ad-Hoc mode wireless network connects two computers directly without the use of a router or AP. It is also know as a peer-to-peer network. For example, we can install this wireless adapter to two computers respectively. The communication between the two computers is an Ad-Hoc mode network.

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To use this adapter in Ad-Hoc Mode

1. Double click the icon on your desktop.

2. Click the “Available Network” button to scan available wireless network adapters. Double click on the network adapter that you are going to connect to.

3. Click the OK button to confirm that you are connecting to an open wireless network.

4. Click OK to add this network into the profile list.

Note: This example is an open wireless network. If you are going to connect to a

Wireless adapter with security protection, you will have to configure the encryption settings in this profile to be corresponding to the other wireless adapter. Please click on the “Network Authentication” drop list to select an authentication method, and then select a “Data encryption” type. Fill in each required blanks and click

“OK”.

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Infrastructure mode

An Infrastructure Mode network contains at least one wireless client and one wireless AP or router. This client connects to Internet or intranet by communicating with this wireless AP.

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To use this adapter in Infrastructure Mode:

1. Double click the icon on your desktop.

2. Click the “Available Network” button to scan available access points. Double click on the AP that you are going to connect to.

3. Click the OK button to confirm that you are connecting to an open wireless network.

4. Click OK to add this network into the profile list.

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Note:

This example is an open wireless network. If you are going to connect to an AP with security protection, you will have to configure the encryption settings in this profile to be corresponding to your AP. Please click on the “Network Authentication” drop list to select an authentication method, and then select a “Data encryption” type. Fill in each required blanks and click “OK”.

Tip: Windows XP and Windows 2000 users is also allowed to connect to your wireless network with the “RT-Set” setup wizard. Please refer to “Appendix” for more information.

Introduction to the Wireless LAN Utility

Note: This management instruction uses Windows XP as the presumed operation system. Some functions are not supported in Windows 98se or Windows ME.

Starting the Wireless LAN Utility

Double click the shortcut on your desktop. The Wireless LAN Utility pops up.

You may click on the tabs above to configure this adapter. The checkboxes below provide the following functions:

Show Tray Icon

Windows Zero Config

Radio Off

Disable Adapter

Check this checkbox to show the utility icon on your system tray, which is in the notification area at the lower-right corner of the windows desktop. You may also uncheck it to remove the utility icon from system tray.

Uncheck this checkbox to use native Windows XP wireless support (Wireless Zero Configuration Service) instead of using this utility to configure your wireless network.

Check this checkbox to prevent this adapter form transmitting or receiving signals. Uncheck it to communicate.

Check this checkbox to disable this wireless adapter.

Uncheck it to enable this adapter again.

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General

After starting the utility, the general page pops up This General tab provides the information of your current wireless network connection. You may click the Renew button to refresh those listed information.

Status:

Speed:

Type:

Encryption:

SSID:

Signal Strength:

Link Quality

Network Address:

Check if the device associated to target network.

The current connection speed

Infrastructure mode or Ad-Hoc mode.

The performing encryption mode for connecting to current network profile.

The SSID (network name) of the connected wireless network.

Indicates the signal strength detected by this adapter.

Indicates the link quality of this wireless connection.

Shows the current IP addresses settings for this adapter.

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Profile

The Profile tab lists the preferred connections. You can click the buttons beside to do configure each connection.

Add

Remove

Edit

Duplicate

Set Default

Click this button to add a connection profile for this adapter.

To remove a connection profile, click this profile on the profile list and click this button to delete it.

To modify the configurations for a profile, click this profile on the profile list and click this button to edit.

To make a copy of a profile, click the profile that going to be copied, and click this button to copy it.

To select a profile as your default wireless connection, click this profile on the list and click this button. You may also double click on each profile to select it as your default wireless connection.

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Available Network

This available tab lists the reachable wireless network of this adapter.

Refresh

Add to Profile

Click this button to rescan available networks around the adapter.

To add an available Network to your profile list, select an available network and click this button to add.

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Advanced

This Advanced tab provides advanced configurations to this adapter. Every modification in this tab will be performed after clicking the Apply button.

To restore the default settings of the advanced tab, click the Set defaults button to perform restoring.

Power Save

None

Min

Max

Disable Power saving function.

Minimum power consumption

Maximum power consumption

Turbo Mode

OFF

ON

AUTO

Disable turbo mode

Enable turbo mode

Enable or disable turbo automatically according to the detected environment

Fragment Threshold

The maximum size of a packet that is going to be segmented and transmitted.

Select the size from 256 to 2432(default) bytes.

RTS Threshold

Select the RTS Threshold form 0 to 2432(default)

Wireless Mode

802.11g/b Connect to a 802.11b/g network (2.4GHz/54Mbps)

802.11b

Connect to a 802.11b network (2.4GHz/11Mbps)

802.11b Preamble Mode

Select the preamble mode to be long, short or auto detection mode.

Region Domain

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Select your region from the drop list. Please note that it is necessary for you to select a correct region. Selecting an incorrect region may again the applicable law.

Status

This tab shows the current connection status of this adapter.

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Statistics

See this tab to show the transmission activity record. Clicking the “Reset” button recounts the values from zero.

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Appendix

RT-Set Setup Wizard

For Windows 2000 and XP users to connect to a wireless network easily, we also provide the RT-Set setup wizard to help users set their preferred wireless network step by step. You can configure your wireless network via this RT-Set setup wizard in the following three modes:

Station mode (infrastructure): Select this mode to connect to the AP (access point) in your LAN.

Station mode (ad hoc): Select this mode to connect to another wireless network adapter in your LAN.

AP mode: Select this mode to perform this adapter as an AP (access point).

To start the RT-Set Wizard, please click the “RT-Set” tab on the up-left corner of the window

Connect to a wireless network in infrastructure mode

1. To connect this adapter to an AP, select the “Station (infrastructure)” mode and click the

“Next” button to proceed.

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2. The RT-Set scans the available AP within your LAN. Those AP are listed with their SSID.

Click the wireless AP that you are going to connect with and then click the “Next” button.

You may also click the “Refresh” button to scan wireless AP again.

3. The “unsecured network” window may pop up if the AP you select doesn’t use security encryption settings. Click the “OK” button after your confirmation.

4. Click “OK” after configuring the profile content to be corresponding to the AP that you are going to connect with. If you are connecting to an AP without security encryption, please click “OK” button without configuration.

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5. Configure the IP address for connecting to the network. You may choose “Use the following IP address” to fill in IP addresses manually or choose “Obtain an IP address automatically (recommend)”.

6. After configuring IP addresses, click the “Finish” button to complete.

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Connect to a wireless network in ad hoc mode

1. To connect this adapter to another computer, select the “Station (ad hoc)” mode and click the “Next” button to proceed.

2. The RT-Set scans the available wireless adapters within your LAN. Those adapters are listed with their SSID. Click the one that you are going to connect with and then click the

“Next” button. You may also click the “Refresh” button to scan wireless adapters again.

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3. The “unsecured network” window may pop up if the adapter you select doesn’t use security encryption settings. Click the “OK” button after your confirmation.

4. Click “OK” after configuring the profile content to be corresponding to the wireless adapter that you are going to connect with. If you are connecting to a wireless adapter without security encryption, please click “OK” button without configuration.

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5. Configure the IP address for connecting to the wireless adapter. You may choose “Use the following IP address” to fill in IP addresses manually or choose “Obtain an IP address automatically”.

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Use this adapter as an AP

1. To use this adapter as an AP (access point), select the “AP” mode and click the “Next” button to proceed.

2. Select “Normal User” (recommend) to make an step-by-step configuration. You may also select “Advanced Users” to configure this AP with more detail.

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3. Assign an SSID for this AP, which is the name that is going to be identified while other wireless devices scan for available network. Choose to use WEP encryption or not from the drop list and click “Next” to proceed.

4. Click the “Next” button after confirming those settings above.

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5. Click “Finish” to complete setup.

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AP mode management guide

General

After configuring the adapter in AP mode, this “General” page shows up, which shows the general information of this AP.

SSID:

BSSID:

Config:

Association Table:

The SSID (network name) of the wireless network constructed by this AP.

The MAC address of this AP

Click this button to change configurations to this AP

Shows the information of those devices that associated with this AP including their MAC addresses and the time that they connected with this device.

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Advanced

Beacon Interval:

Define the interval between beacons from 20~1000

DTIM Period:

Set the DTIM period between 1~255

Preamble Mode:

Click the drop list to select the preamble to be long, short

Set Defaults:

Apply:

or auto

Click this button to restore the settings above to default

Click this button to execute changes.

Statistics

See this tab to show the transmission activity record. Clicking the “Reset” button recounts the values from zero.

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SoftAP

This page allows users to select the adapter for connect to public network.

Please click on the device that are used for connecting to public network and click the “Select” button, and then click the “Apply” button to execute.

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Product Specification

Standard

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Interface

PCI Interface

Security

64/128-bit WEP, WPA (TKIP with IEEE 802.1x), AES

Receiver Sensitivity

54Mbps OFDM, 10%PER, -68dBm

11Mbps CCK, 8%PER, -86dBm

1Mbps BPSK, 8%PER, -92dBm

Channel

USA 11, Europe 13, Japan 14

Data Rate

802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5 and 11Mbps

802.11g: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54Mbps

Transmit Power

16dBm~18dBm

Range Coverage

Indoor 35~100 meters

Outdoor 100~300meters

LED indicator

Link(Green)

Operating Temperature

0- 40 0 C (32 – 104 0 C)

Operating Humidity

10% ~ 90% (non-condensing)

Emission

FCC Class B, CE, VCCI Class B

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE

RADIO AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL EQUIPMENT ACT

(FTEG) AND DIRECTIVE 1999/5/EC (R & TTE DIRECTIVE)

= European Community Conformity Mark

We, Manufacturer/Importer

Longshine Technologie (Europe) GmbH

An der Strusbek 9

22926 Ahrensburg

Germany

Declare That The Product

LCS-8031G3

Wireless 802.11b/g PCI Card

Is In Conformity With:

Standards Results

EN 301489-1V1.5.1 (2004-11)

EN 301489-17V1.2.1 (2002-08)

AS/NZS CISPR 22 :2002, Class B

EN 55022 :1998+A1 :2000+A2 :2003, ClassB

EN 61000-3-2 :2000, Class A

EN 61000-3-3 :1995+A1 :2001

EN 61000-4-2 :1995+A1 :1998+A2 :2001

EN 61000-4-3 :1996+A1 :1998+A2 :2001

EN 61000-4-4 :1995+A1 :2001+A2 :2001

EN 61000-4-5 :1995+A1 :2001

EN61000-4-6 :1996+A1 :2001

EN 61000-4-11 :1994+A1 :2001

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Not Applied

Not Applied

Pass

Pass

Not Applied

Not Applied

Not Applied

Not Applied

Identification of signatory empowered to bind the manufacturer or his authorized representative.

Signature

Manufacturer/Importer

Date: 13.04.2006

61LS-W4000+207C CE

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