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Wireless LAN Card
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USER'S MANUAL
Wireless LAN Card
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by the party responsible for compliance could void your authority to
operate the equipment.
Contents subject to change without prior notice.
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Pci is a registered trademark of PLANEX COMMUNICATIONS INC.
prevent electrostatic discharge whenever handling the equipment.
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This is a Cl ass B product. In a domest ic environment, t his product may
No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means
or used to m ake any derivati ve s uch as t rans latio n, transformati on, or
adaptation without permission from PLANEX COMUNICATIONS INC.
FCC Warning
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when t he eq ui pment is operated i n a comm erci al env iron ment . Thi s
equipment generates, uses, and can radi ate radio frequency energy and, if
not i nstall ed and used in acco rdance wi th thi s user's g uide, may cause
harmful in terferen ce t o rad io com mun icati ons . H o w e v e r, 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 or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from the one
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which the receiver is connected to
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
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cause radi o i nterference in whi ch case the user may be required to t ake
adequate measures.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
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1 Features .............................................................. 2
Chapter 4 Installing and Using the Wireless Utility
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1 Installation in Windows ...................................... 26
2 What is Wireless LAN ....................................... 3
2 Using Wireless Utility In Windows XP ............. 28
3 Wireless LAN Modes ........................................ 4
3 Use Wireless LAN Utility .................................. 30
4 Notes on Wireless LAN Configuration .............. 5
4 Use Wireless LAN Utility In 98, 2000, NT 4.0 and ME . 32
Chapter 2Hardware Installation
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1 Package Contents ............................................... 6
5 Configuring the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.. 33
Appendix A ................................................................ 36
2 System Requirements for the Adapter ............... 6
3 Hardware description ......................................... 6
4 Inserting the Wireless LAN Card ...................... 6
5 LED Indicators ................................................... 7
6 Ejecting the Wireless LAN card ........................ 8
Chapter 3 Driver Installation for Windows
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1 Driver installation for Windows 98 ................... 10
2 Driver installation for Windows 2000 ............... 13
3 Driver installation for Windows ME ................. 17
4 Driver installation for Windows NT4.0 ............. 19
5 Driver installation for Windows XP .................. 23
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Chapter 1
Introduction
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Thank you for purchasing the GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card. This highs peed GW-NS11H Wirel ess LAN Card provides you with an innovat ive
wireless networking solution. The Adapter is easy to set up and use. With
this innovative wireless technology, you can share files and printers on the
network - without inconvenient wires!
The Adapter is a net work Adapter with a rate of 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps
operating in the ISM band using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)
t ransmi ss ion i mpl ementi ng t he IEE E 802.11b stand ard. This Ad ap ter
provides Device Drivers for Windows Operating Systems. It also provides
t oo ls for t he confi gurat i on of t he Adap ter. Th e t oo l, as well as t he
installation steps of the plug-and-play procedure for the Windows operating
systems, is described in this document.
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Features
Th e GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card offers com pliance wi th the IEEE
802.11b specification. This feature allows them to communicate with other
wireless devices that support the standard. Features of the Adapter are:
● U ses
2 .4 GHz fr equ ency ban d, wh ich co mp l ies wi t h w orl d wid e
requirement
● Wireless interface following the IEEE 802.11b standard
● Using
PCMCIA interface
● Enciphering/ deciphering
of wireless data by t he impl ementation of the
WEP algorithm
● Wire-free
acces s to networked resources from anywhere beyond t he
notebook
● Al l ows
u sers m ove bet ween Acces s Poi nts wit hou t res et ti ng thei r
connection reconfiguration
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● Delivers
data rate up to 11 Mbps
● Supports
11, 5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps rates
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● Provide
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PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card Configuration utility
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Adapter uses external Antenna with LEDs indicating Power and Link
● Supports most popular operating systems
of users to full infrastructure networks of thousands of users roaming over
a broad area.
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What is Wireless LAN
Wireless LANs can be configured in one of two ways:
Wirel ess Local Area Net work (WLAN) systems offer a great number of
advantages over t raditional wi red syst ems. WLAN is fl exible and easy to
set up and m anage. They are als o mo re econo mi cal th an wired LAN
Ad-hoc
Networking
Also known as a peer-to-peer network, an ad-hoc network
i s o ne tha t al lo ws al l work sta tion s a nd co mpu te rs in the
network to act as servers to all other users on the network.
U ser s o n th e ne two rk c an sh are fil es , pri nt to a s ha red
p r i n t e r,an d a cce ss th e In tern e t w ith a sh a red mod e m.
H o w e v e r, w i th a d -h o c n e tw o rk i n g, us e rs ca n o n ly
communicate with other wi rel ess LAN comp uter s tha t are
i n the w ire le ss LAN workgroup, and are within range.
Infrastructure
networking
Infrastru ctu re n etwo rking differs fro m ad -ho c ne tw orki ng in
that it includes an access point. Unlike the ad-hoc structure
w he re user s o n th e LAN con tend th e s hare d ba ndw id th ,
on an infrastructure network the access point can manage
the bandwidth to maximize bandwidth utilization.
systems.
Us ing radi o frequency (RF) technology, WLAN transmit and receive data
through the air. WLAN combine data connectivity with user mobility. For
example, users can roam from a conference room t o thei r offi ce wit hout
being disconnected from the LAN.
Usin g WLAN, us ers can convenient ly access -s hared i nformati on, and
network adm ini st rat ors can config ure and aug ment net works wi thou t
installing or moving network cables.
Additionally, the access point enables users on a wireless
LAN to access an existing wired network, allowing wireless
users to take advantage of the wired networks resources,
such as Internet, email, file transfer, and printer sharing.
In frastru ctu re ne two rki ng h as the fo ll ow in g ad va ntag es
over ad-hoc networking:
WLAN t echnol ogy provides users wit h m any convenient and cost saving
features:
● Mobility:
WLAN provide LAN users with access to real-time information
anywhere in t heir organization, providing servi ce opportunit ies t hat are
impossible with wired networks.
● Ease
of Installation: Installing is easy for novice and expert users alike,
●Extended
range: each wireless LAN computer within the
ra ng e of the a ccess po int can co mmun icate wi th other
wireless LAN computers within range of the access point.
● R o a m i n g: the a cc ess p oi n t e na b le s a wi re l ess L AN
computer to move through a building and still be connected
to the LAN.
●Wired to wir eless LAN c onnectivity : the acce ss p oin t
b ridg es th e g ap be tw een wi rele ss L ANs a nd thei r wi red
counterparts.
eliminating the need to install network cables in walls and ceilings.
● Scalability:
WLAN can be configured in a variety of topologies to adapt
to sp eci fic appl icati ons and i nst all atio ns. C onfi gurati ons are easil y
changed and range from peer-to-peer networks suitable for a small number
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Notes on Wireless LAN Configuration
Thi s chapter covers connect ing your GW-NS11H Wi reless LAN Card t o
PCMCIA slot of notebook.
When configuring a wireless LAN (WLAN), be sure to note the following
points:
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Opti mize the performance of the WLAN by ensuring that t he distance
between access points is not too far. In most buildings, WLAN Adapters
Please make sure that items below are included on package.
operate within a range of 100 ~ 300 feet, depending on the thickness and
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One GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card
structure of the walls.
● Radio waves can pass through walls and glass but not metal. If there is
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One CD containing drivers and documentation
One Quick Installation Guide
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i nt erference in transmitt ing through a wal l, it may be that t he wall has
rei nfo rci ng met al i n i ts st ructu re. Ins tal l an ot her acces s p oin t t o
circumvent this problem.
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System Requirements for the Adapter
Fl oors us ually hav e m et al gi rd ers and metal reinforcin g st ru ts t hat
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Operating System: Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT4.0/XP
interfere with WLAN transmission.
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Notebook with CD-ROM drive
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One free PCMCIA slot
Pentium-Class 90MHz or higher
This concludes the first chapter. The next chapter deals with the hardware
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installation of the Adapter.
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Hardware Description
The GW-NS11H Wireles s LAN C ard is encas ed i n a st ai nless compact
frame and has a 68-pin connector for att aching to t he PCMCIA port of
notebook.
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NOTE:
T hese i nst ruct io ns ap ply to m os t no teb ook co mpu ters . For det ai l ed
information on inserting PC cards into your notebook, consult the notebook
manual.
Follow the procedure below to install the Wireless LAN card.
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1. With 68-pin connector of the card facing the PCMCIA slots on notebook,
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slide the card all the way into an empty slot.
After disconnecting from the LAN, you can eject the GW-NS11H Wireless
LAN card from the PC Card slot of notebook.
Note:
In Wi ndows XP/20 00/ME/98/ 95 operati ng systems, yo u do not have t o
power down the notebook to remove the card. The card is hot-swappable °X
y ou can rem ove the card when t he no tebook is p owered on. However,
M icros oft recomm ends that you st op the card. R efer t o your Windows
2000/ME/98/95 online help for information on stopping the Wireless LAN
card.
2. Connect to a network.
Most notebooks have an eject lever or button for ejecting PC cards from the
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LED Indicators
PC slots. Consult your notebook manual for details.
Warning
To pre vent data lo ss, d o n ot e je ct the Wirel ess LAN ca rd whe n a
data transmission is taking place. Exit your communications program
normally, stop the card if necessary, and then remove the card.
After hardware installati on i s complet ed, please go to Chapt er 3 t o i nst all
driver on different Operating System.
The following table describes the meaning of LED indicators:
LED
MEANING
POWER
Indicates that the Adapter is powered on (solid green).
LINK
Ind ica tes li nk sta tus. The L ED li gh ts u p (so li d gr ee n) wh il e the
wi re le ss con ne cti on i s l i nke d. If th e LED i s bl in ki ng g re en , the
adapter is searching for possible wireless connection.
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Driver Installation for Windows
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Th e fol lowi ng secti ons cover GW- N S 11H Wireless LAN C ard d ri ver
installation in the Windows Operating Systems.
Note:
You h ave to i nstall your hardware first b efore y ou begi n to i nstall the
drivers.
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Driver installation for Windows 98
Follow the steps below to install the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card drivers
for Windows 98.
1.\Insert t he PC MCIA Wi reles s LAN Card to PC MCIA slot of notebook
first. (Refer to Chapter 2 °V Hardware installation.)
2.After Wi ndows 98 detects the PCMCIA Wirel ess LAN Card, the Add
New Hardware Wi zard window appears. Cl icks Next to cont inue the
installation.
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3. A screen appears prompting you to select an installation method. Select
Search for the best driver for your device. (Recommended) and click
Next to continue.
4.Ensure that the CD-ROM drive is selected. Inserts the driver CD-ROM
into your CD-ROM drive and clicks Next to continue.
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5.The following screen appears showing the driver search result. Click Next
to continue the installation.
6.Windows 98 copi es fil es t o your hard di sk. The followin g s creen will
appear to inform you when the software installat ion has finished. C lick
Finish to finish the installation.
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7.The following screen will ask you to restart your computer to finish the
inst all at ion. C lick Yes to reboot t he sys tem. After sys tem reboo t, the
Wireless LAN Utility will be installed automatically. Please go to Chapter
4 to install the utility.
Note:
In most cases, Windows will automatically copy all of the files needed for
3.A screen appears prompting you to select an i nstall ation method. Select
networking. If Windows asks you for the files and prompts you to input the
Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) and click
Next to continue.
path to the files. Follow the instructions on your screen, and then click OK
to continue.
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Driver installation for Windows 2000
Fo llow t he s teps below t o ins tall t he GW- N S 11H Wireless LAN Card
drivers for Windows 2000.
1.Insert the GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook
first. (Refer to Chapter 2 °V Hardware installation.
2.Aft er Windows 2000 detects t he GW-NS11H Wireless LAN C ard, the
Found New Hardware Wizard wi ndow appears. C lick Next t o s tart the
installation.
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4.Ensure that the CD-ROM driver is selected and insert the driver C D-
6.The following screen appears. Click Yes to continue
ROM into your CD-ROM drive and click Next to continue.
7.The Windows has finished installing software for the device. Click Finish
5.The following screen appears showing the driver search result. Click Next
to continue the installation.
to finish the installation.
Th en s ystem wil l st art to in stall Wireless LAN Util it y. Please refer t o
procedures at Chapter 4.
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Driver installation for Windows ME
Fo llow t he s teps below t o ins tall t he GW- N S 11H Wireless LAN Card
drivers for Windows ME.
1.Insert the GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook
first. ( Refer to Chapter 2-Hardware installation. )
2.After Windows ME detects the GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card, the Add
New Hardware Wizard window appears. Select Automatic search for a
better driver (Recommended) and insert the driver CD-ROM into CDROM drive and click Next to continue.
4.The following screen will ask you to restart your computer to finish the
hardware setting up. Click Yes to reboot the system. After system reboot,
the Wireless LAN Uti lity wil l be installed automatically. Please go t o
Chapter 4 to install the utility.
3.The system will find the setup files and follow the instruction to copy files
to your hard disk. The foll owing screen wil l appear when the software
installation has finished. Click Finish to finish the installation.
Note:
In most cases, Windows will automatically copy all of the files needed for
networking. If Windows asks you for the files and prompts you to input the
path to the files. Follow the instructions on your screen, and then click OK
to continue.
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Driver installation for Windows NT4.0
4.The following screen appears. Then click Have Disk to continue.
This ins tal lation procedure assumes that you have i nstalled the network
component on your computer.
To check whether the network component has been installed, double click
the Network icon in the Control Panel. If it has not been installed, refer to
the Windows NT 4.0 i nstallation gui de for i nstruct ions on inst al ling the
component.
Follow the steps below to install the driver.
1.Insert the GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook
first. (Refer to Page8 °V Hardware installation.)
5.The following screen appears. Type K:\ WinNT40 where K is your CDROM drive letter. Insert the driver CD-ROM, and click OK to continue.
2.Log in to NT 4.0 as Administrator.
3.Double click the Network i con i n the Contro l Panel, and select the
Adapters tab as shown in the following screen. Then click Add to add a
new adapter to continue.
6 .Aft er findi ng the inst al lation fil e, t he Select OEM Opt ion window is
displayed as follows. Select GW-NS11H WLAN Card and click OK to
continue.
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7 . You are retu rned t o th e Net work wi nd ow. Cl ick C l o s e t o exi t t he
Network window.
9.The following window appears. Please read the description and click Yes
to continue if there is no questions.
8.The Microsoft TCP/IP properties wi ndow appears. Please specify an IP
address or select to obtain an IP address from DHCP Server and then
click OK to continue.
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10.The following wi ndow appears. Cl ick Yes t o reboot the syst em. Aft er
3.Click Continue Anyway to continue the installation.
system reboot, the Wireless LAN Utility will be installed automatically.
Please go to Chapter 4 to install the utility.
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Driver installation for Windows XP
Fo llow t he s teps below t o ins tall t he GW- N S 11H Wireless LAN Card
drivers for Windows XP.
4.The Windows has finished installing software for the device. Click Finish
1.Insert the GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card to PCMCIA slot of notebook
to finish the installation
first. ( Refer to Chapter 2 °V Hardware installation. )
2.After Wind ows XP detects t he GW-NS11 H Wireless LAN Card, the
Fo und New Hardware Wi zard wi ndow ap pears. Select Insta ll the
software automatically [Recommended] and insert the driver CD-ROM
into CD-ROM drive and click Next to continue.
Th en s ystem wil l st art to in stall Wireless LAN Util it y. Please refer t o
procedures at Chapter 4.
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Installing and Using the Wireless Utility
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Utility
The fol lowi ng s ections cover t he GW-NS11H Wireless LAN Card ut ilit y
installation and configuration.
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Installation in Windows
After you have i nstal led driver, system will s tart to install Wireless LAN
Utility. Please follow the steps below to install the utility.
1.Once you see the following screen, click Next to continue.
2.The screen will show you the default desti nati on chosen by the util ity.
Click Next to continue or click the Browse button to select an alternate
destination.
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3.The following screen will add program files to the Program Folder. Click
Next to continue .
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1.C lick the Windows Wireles s Network Configuration icon again to open
the Windows Wireless Network Configuration.
4.The Windows has finished installing Wireless LAN Utility. Click Finish
to finish the installation.
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2.Select an available network and click Connect button.
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1.Exit the Wireless LAN Utility.
2.Click Windows Wireless Network Configuration icon.
3.The Windows Wireless Network Configuration will be enabled. Click the
Windows Wireless Configure icon.
3.Click Advanced button.
4.Click Properties to start Windows Wireless Network Configuration.
4.Don' t select "Use windows to configure my wireles s network settings"
and click OK button.
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6.The Wireless LAN Utility will appear, Double-click the icon to open the
configuration utility.
7.Click Re-Scan button to start Wireless LAN Utility. (Refer to Configuring
the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.)
5.Cl ick St art -> Al l Programs -> IEEE802.11b WLAN C ard then click
IEEE802.11b WLAN Card Utility to restart IEEE802.11b WLAN Card.
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D oub le-cl ick th e i con to o pen t he Wirel ess LAN Ut il i ty. (R efer t o
Configuring the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.)
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1.Thi s screen shows you the status of your current connection. Cl ick ReScan to search for wireles s connecti on (the adapter will search for the
connection automatically when it is activated).
3.C lick on the "Encryption" tab. Under the drop-box, you can choose t o
have WEP encryption Disabled, 64-Bit, or 128-Bi t. Wi red Equival ent
Pri vacy (WEP) i s an encryp tion scheme us ed t o prot ect wireless data
communicati on. The Di sabled set ting prevent s the sharing of data wit h
other computers on the WEP network. For data s haring to be enabled,
2.Select the "Configuration" tab. Under the Network Type drop-box, you
may choose either Access Point or Peer-to-Peer. The Access Point allows
select the level of encryption desired, either 64 or 128-bit.
a wireless adapter to communicate wit h a wired net work employi ng an
Access Point, while the Peer-to-Peer allows wireless-to-wireless, peer-topeer communication. If you choose Infrast ructure, t he Network Name
should have the same name as the Access Poi nt . If you choose Peer-toPeer, all cli ents s hould share the s ame Network Name. You may al so
select which Transmit Rate you wish to use: 1, 2, 5.5 , 11Mbps or Fully
Automatic.
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Appendix A
FAQ
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1.What is IEEE 802.11 standard?
The IEEE 802.11 is a wireless LAN industry standard, and the objective
of IEEE 802.11 is to make sure that different manufacture's wireless LAN
devices can communicate to each other.
2.What is WEP?
As descri bed in t he IEEE 80 2.11 st an dard , WEP (Wired Equ ivalent
Privacy) is a data pri vacy m echani sm b as ed o n a 4 0 bit shared key
algorithm.
3.Windows cannot recognize the PCMCIA Wireless LAN Card.
Please make sure that the LAN Card is inserted into the PCMCIA slot of
4.The "About" tab shows you copyright and version information about the
driver, the configuration utility, and the firmware. Click OK to complete
the configuration.
your notebook properly (check this when the notebook is powered off).
Please check i f PC Card support i s instal led. Double-cl ick the PC Card
icon on Control Panel. If PC Card support is not acti vated, you shoul d
activate it now.
4.In Infrastructure mode, my notebook cannot communicate with the
others notebooks on the network.
First, make sure that the SSID is same as the others notebook.
C heck i f the WEP i s enabled on the Access Poi nt , if it is , set yo ur
Adapter's WEP the same as the Access Point.
Also check t he Access Point's Aut henti cation Type and Preamble Type
and match those settings.
5.I n ad-hoc mode, my notebook cannot communi cate with the others
notebooks on the network.
Make sure the SSID and the Ch an nel numb er are t he s am e as o ther
wireless stations.
Check if WEP settings are the same in all wireless stations.
Check the Network Properties , make sure proper protocol is installed
and File and Printer Sharing is enabled.
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