Your Installation Guide to LevelOne WPC

Your Installation Guide to LevelOne WPC
Your Installation Guide to
LevelOne
WPC-0100
11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter
Version: 2.0
Table of Contents
1. Welcome .................................................................................................................3
1.1 KIT CONTENTS ....................................................................................................................................................................4
1.2 MAIN FEATURES OF LEVELONE 11MBPS WIRELESS
PCMCIA ADAPTER .......................................................................5
1.3 WIRELESS NETWORKING SCENARIOS ...................................................................................................................................6
1.4 ADVANTAGES FOR USING A WIRELESS NETWORK ................................................................................................................8
2. Quick Start Guide ..................................................................................................9
3. Step-by-Step Installation Guide..........................................................................12
3.1 OVER VIEW.......................................................................................................................................................................12
3.2 INSTALL THE IEEE802.11B WPC UTILITY / DRIVER .........................................................................................................13
3.3 INSTALL THE PCMCIA CARD ...........................................................................................................................................20
3.4 UTILITY START-UP CONFIGURATION ..................................................................................................................................21
3.4.1 Set Basic Parameters .........................................................................................................................22
3.4.2 Advanced Settings ..............................................................................................................................26
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Using Your LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter and Utility.........30
4.1 USING YOUR LEVELONE 11MBPS WIRELESS PCMCIA ADAPTER......................................................................................30
4.1.1 Radio Antenna ........................................................................................................................................30
4.1.2 Maintaining Your PC Card ..........................................................................................................30
4.1.3 Disconnect the Wireless Communications .....................................................................31
4.2 USING THE UTILITY ...........................................................................................................................................................36
4.2.1 LAN Status ................................................................................................................................................36
4.2.2 Link Information ..................................................................................................................................38
4.2.3 Site Survey ................................................................................................................................................38
4.2.4 Diagnostic ..................................................................................................................................................39
4.2.5 About..............................................................................................................................................................39
5. Networking Applications.....................................................................................40
5.1 FILE SHARING IN MICROSOFT WINDOWS 98SE ..................................................................................................................40
5.2 PRINTER SHARING IN WINDOWS 98SE...............................................................................................................................43
5.3 USING THE SHARED FOLDER ...............................................................................................................................................45
5.4 USING THE SHARED NETWORK PRINTER ..............................................................................................................................46
6. Specifications ......................................................................................................47
6.1 PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................................47
6.2 NETWORKING COMPLIANT STANDARDS .............................................................................................................................47
6.3 AVAILABLE CHANNELS IN EACH COUNTRY/ AREA .............................................................................................................48
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6.4 OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................................................................................................................49
7. Troubleshooting...................................................................................................51
7.1 CHECK THE VARIOUS PROPERTIES OF THE CARD ................................................................................................................51
7.2 MICROSOFT NETWORKING CHECKLIST ...............................................................................................................................54
7.3 OTHERS ............................................................................................................................................................................57
FCC Class B Radio Frequency ...............................................................................59
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1. Welcome
Thank you for purchasing the LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA
Adapter, the easiest way to wireless networking.
As our product is interoperable with other IEEE802.11b compliant
products (even if they are made by other manufacturers), it offers you
great flexibility and freedom to build your own ideal wireless LAN.
You can connect your PC/notebook to an access point wirelessly to share
a “connected” environment, such as your local area network.
This User’s Guide introduces to you the common configurations of
LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter and leads you through the
installation step by step.
Please read this manual to become familiar with this LevelOne 11Mbps
Wireless PCMCIA Adapter and its applications. This manual contains
detailed instructions in the operation of this product. Please keep this
manual for future reference.
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1.1 Kit Contents
The LevelOne WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter package
includes the following items:
A. 1 LevelOne WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Card
B. 1 CD including: IEEE802.11b WPC Utility & Driver software, Acrobat
Reader and user manual PDF file.
C. 1 User’s Manual (the document you are reading)
D. 1 Quick Start Guide
If any of the items mentioned above are damaged or missing, please
contact your distributor.
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1.2 Main Features of LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless
PCMCIA Adapter
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A. Built-in Antenna
B. Connection Status LED
Off: No wireless activity
On: Working in Infrastructure mode or Ad-Hoc Mode.
Blinking: Sensing/executing wireless communication
C. PCMCIA Interface
PCMCIA Card features:
A. High-speed wireless connection, up to 11 Mbps
B. IEEE802.11b (DSSS) standard for 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN
C. Full mobility and seamless cell-to-cell roaming
D. Automatic scale back at per packet level
PCMCIA Card supports:
A. Advanced power management
B. Supports Windows 98SE/2000/Me, NT, XP
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1.3 Wireless Networking Scenarios
As our LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter is interoperable and
compatible with other IEEE 802.11b compliant products from other
manufacturers, it offers you the most freedom to establish your ideal
wireless network. After installing the LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA
Adapter, you can connect your computer to:
A. A Peer-to-Peer Work roup of IEEE802.11b compliant wireless devices.
B. A LAN (Local Area Network) constructed by Access Point(s) or other
IEEE802.11b compliant systems.
Share your Internet access by using just one connection, share printers
and other peripheral devices, share data and image files between
networked PCs and use other network enabled sharing resources.
A. Peer-to-Peer Networking:
An Ad-Hoc Network can be easily set up with some PCs and our
LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter(s) or our other
WLAN devices. This network topology is suitable for trade shows,
point of sales, home or small office environment and alike.
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B. Local Area Networking:
With some IEEE802.11b 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter(s)
and Access Points, it is easy to construct a LAN with access to the
Internet for enterprise use.
The LevelOne WPC-0100 11 Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter and
Access Point will automatically work at the most suitable frequency
when the Access Point is set within the proper range of the WPC
card.
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1.4 Advantages for Using a Wireless Network
The LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter can wirelessly transmit
and receive data, minimizing the need for wired connections, at a speed of
up to 11 megabit per second.
It enables LAN users to locate their PC/notebook with access to real-time
information anywhere in their organization without wires and cables.
The configuration of the LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter is
easy to switch between peer-to-peer networks and full infrastructure
networks. It is, therefore, suitable both to a small number of users in a
closed environment and to a broad area with great many users in a large
office complex.
The advantages to adapting a wireless network are as follows:
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No Placement restrictions: PCMCIA Card provides access to network
services without wires; therefore, it gives you more freedom to
organize your living and working space.
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Lower Cost: In some areas where it is hard or expensive to create a
wired network, such as old buildings and classrooms, wireless
networking can be your solution.
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Flexible Workgroups and Lower Cost: For workspaces that are
frequently reconfigured for temporarily use such as demo for
exhibitions, wireless networking is easy to set up.
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Networked Conference Rooms: Users can access the network as they
move from meeting room to meeting room.
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Ad Hoc Networking: On site consulting and small workgroups may
increase productivity with quick network setup and collaboration
software.
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Branch office Networking: With an Access Point to bridge between the
LAN and Internet, wireless networking provides an easy to install, use
and maintain network for a remote or sales office.
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Campus-Wide Network Mobility: The roaming capabilities allow
enterprise to set up easy to use wireless networks that cover the entire
campus transparently.
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2. Quick Start Guide
If you are familiar with computer networking, this Quick Start Guide is the
fastest way for you to establish your wireless network.
If you need more information than this Quick Start Guide can provide you,
the next chapter, Step-by-Step Installation Guide, will run you through the
necessary steps.
1.
Insert the CD provided into
your CD ROM drive and it
will automatically start the
setup program.
2.
Follow the installation
wizard to complete the
software installation
process; restart your
notebook when the
process is finished.
3.
Insert the IEEE802.11b
WLAN PC Card into the
PCMCIA slot of your
notebook after restarting
the notebook.
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4.
The operating system will
detect the LevelOne 11
Mbps Wireless PCMCIA
Adapter and install the
proper drivers
automatically.
You may check the status by
the following procedures:
My Computer Control
Panel System Device
Manager Network Adapters
5.
Double click the
IEEE802.11b WPC Utility
icon on the desktop after
the installation, and you
will find a small icon in the
toolbar at the bottom of the
6.
This icon indicates the
communication status: if it
is green, it means well
connected— please go on
to step 8; if it is red, it
means connection failed—
please go on to step 7.
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7.
Double click the status
icon and then click “LAN
Status” tab. Please push
the “rescan” button and
then return to the main
screen. If the status turns
green, then go on to step
8. If it remains red, please
repeat the installation
process from step 1.
Double click the status
icon and then select the
“Setting” tab. Please
choose “Infrastructure”
mode and type a name in
the SSID column (This
SSID should be the same
as the network ID of your
Access point). Or, if you
would like to connect with
other stations without an
Access Point, please
select “802.11 Ad Hoc”
mode or “Ad-Hoc” mode
(we recommend “802.11
Ad Hoc” for compatibility
with all IEEE802.11
protocol compliant
products).
8.
9.
Click “Apply” and enjoy
surfing the Internet.
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3. Step-by-Step Installation Guide
3.1 Over View
This chapter introduces you to a step-by-step process in installing your
LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter and its driver.
To establish your wireless network connection, the following steps should
be executed.
A. Install the software by using the installation CD. (See 3.2)
B. Install (insert) the wireless LAN card. (See 3.3)
C. Set basic parameters. (See 3.4)
D. Install the required network protocols to communicate with your
network—mainly, the TCP/IP protocol and NetBEUI Protocol.
As this product is designed to run under Microsoft Windows compatible
operation systems*, it is recommended that people who are familiar with
the installation procedures for network operating systems under Microsoft
Windows operate the installation process.
*Compatible Microsoft Windows operation systems include Windows 98SE,
Windows Me, Windows NT4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later and Windows 2000.
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3.2 Install the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility / Driver
Please install the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility/Driver first before inserting
the LevelOne WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter.
Insert the IEEE802.11b WPC installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.
The setup program will then automatically start. You can select the
following applications you want to install.
A. Install IEEE802.11b Driver and Utility
B. Browse User Manual
1.
When the “Welcome” screen appears click on ”Next”.
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2.
Please carefully read the “Software License Agreement“. If you
accept the contract, click “Yes“ to move to the next screen. If not,
click “No“ to exit.
3.
The default destination folder is displayed in the setup dialog box. To
change the default folder you can click “Browse” to set the
destination folder. Click “Next” to go to the next screen.
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4.
Select the Program Folder for IEEE802.11b WPC Utility and click
“Next”.
5.
You will be asked if you want to add an IEEE802.11b WPC Utility
shortcut to your desktop. Click “Yes”.
6.
The user manual is published in Portable Document Format (PDF).
If Acrobat Reader does not exist in your system, the following
message will appear. Please follow the instructions to complete the
Acrobat Reader 4.05 installation.
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7.
Once the Acrobat Reader installation has been completed, the
following page will appear reminding you to install the Microsoft
network protocols for your IEEE802.11b WLAN to work properly.
8.
The Driver and Help files will be copied to the system. Wait for the
setup program to finish the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility and Driver
installation. Then select “Yes” and click “Finish“ to complete the
installation. It is recommended you close other applications before
rebooting your system.
9.
You have finished installing the software portion of the LevelOne
11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter, please refer to Section 3.3 and
follow the rest of those installations to complete the entire
installation process.
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Additional Note for Windows NT4.0
The installation procedure under Windows NT4.0 will be slightly different
from the previous Windows 98SE installation shown.
1.
Click “OK” and system will auto-select the I/O address and the IRQ,
and remind you to choose the unused I/O address and IRQ from
Windows NT Diagnosis to prevent system resource conflict.
2.
If the Ndis 3.0 packet driver already exists in your system, the setup
message will be prompted as follows, just click “OK”.
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3.
A prompt of networking setting will appear as follows. It’s the same
as Windows 98SE operating system. Click “Yes” if you need to
install “Microsoft Network Protocols”. Refer to Section 7.2 “Microsoft
Network Checklist” for more details.
4.
The Network properties page will appear automatically on the
screen if you click “Yes” in the last step and add the necessary
protocols, then click “OK”.
5.
The Microsoft TCP/IP setting page will be prompted next. You can
use DHCP or manually set the IP address. The related Microsoft
Networking setting is like Windows 98SE.
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6.
Click “Yes” and insert the LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA
Adapter before system reboot.
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3.3 Install the PCMCIA Card
1. The IEEE802.11b WPC driver and utilities are included on the
accompanying installation CD. Please follow the installation
procedures in Section 3.2 “Install the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility/Driver”.
(Your PCMCIA card will not work properly if the driver and utilities are
not installed correctly.)
2. Make sure that there is an empty PCMCIA slot for the LevelOne
11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter. Insert the PC Card and then the
system will automatically start.
If you are asked to insert the “Windows 98SE CD-ROM” during the
installation, insert your “Windows 98SE CD-ROM” and click “Yes”. Once
the setup task is completed, the “Microsoft Internet Explorer” should start
up. Please close it.
3. When the PCMCIA card setup task is completed, you need to start the
IEEE 802.11b WPC Utility. To start the utility, please refer to the
Section 3.4 “Utility Start-up Configuration”.
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3.4 Utility Start-up Configuration
LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter has its own management
software. Users can control all of the PC Card’s function by using the
application named IEEE802.11b WPC Utility.
The Utility icon will appear in the working bar by clicking the IEEE802.11b
WPC Utility shortcut on your desktop.
The definition of the color of the Utility icon is as follows:
Connected (Green)
Low quality (Yellow)
Disconnected (Red)
To open IEEE802.11b Utility, double click the shortcut on the desktop.
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3.4.1 Set Basic Parameters
1. Basic Setting for Infrastructure Mode
If you want to connect with an Access Point, please follow the process
below:
1.
Select the “Setting” tab
2.
Select the Network Type as ”Infrastructure”
3.
Select the correct SSID
4.
Press the “Apply” button.
SSID is the group name that will be shared by every member
of your wireless network .You will only be able to connect
with an Access Point (AP), which has the same SSID. Note
that the SSID will be case sensitivity.
Channel: If the Mode is Infrastructure, this parameter will not
be active.
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2 Basic Setting for 802.11Ad Hoc Mode/Ad Hoc Mode
If you have more computers and only want to place them in a local area
network, or you want to communicate directly without using an Access
point or any connection to a wired network, then you can select the
“802.11 Ad Hoc” Mode or “Ad Hoc” mode on your WPC Utility.
“802.11 Ad Hoc” is the official standard set by IEEE Organization whereas
“Ad Hoc” is a pre-standard. Therefore we recommend you to select the
“802.11 Ad Hoc” mode.
Please note that “802.11 Ad Hoc” mode and “Ad Hoc” mode are not
compatible. If you select the “802.11 Ad Hoc” mode, then all computers of
your workgroup should be set as the “802.11 Ad Hoc”—vice versa with the
“Ad Hoc” mode.
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A. 802.11 Ad Hoc
Please follow the procedures below to set the “802.11 Ad Hoc”:
1.
Select the “Setting” tab.
2.
Select the Network Type as “802.11 Ad Hoc”.
3.
Type in the SSID, which you want to use in your 802.11 wireless
LAN.
4.
Press the “Apply” button.
Every member of your peer-to-peer network must set to the
same SSID, which should be case sensitive.
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B. Ad Hoc Mode
Please follow the procedures below to set the “Ad Hoc” Mode:
1.
Select the “Setting” tab.
2.
Select the Network Type as ”Ad Hoc”.
3.
Select the correct channel. (The channel of all computers in
one workgroup must be the same.)
4.
Press the “Apply” button.
Channel shows radio channel numbers used for networking. Channel number must be
the same between stations so computers can communicate in the same local LAN. It
can be changed only under the Ad Hoc Mode. Please refer to the following table.
Country
Channel Range
USA/Canada
1~11
Most of Europe/Australia
1~13
France
10~13
Japan
1~14
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3.4.2 Advanced Settings
Click the “Advance” button in the Setting page and then the following
advanced setting for your LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter
will appear.
Regarding the transmission rate, there are four options:
A. Fully Auto (Default)
B. Fixed 11Mbps
C. Fixed 5.5Mbps
D. Auto 1 or 2 Mbps
You may select and change transmission rate by clicking the pull-down
button.
If you enable the “Power Saving” mode, the PC card can work with low
power consumption but the throughput may slow down.
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1. Encryption Function
You may enhance the security of your network by enabling the
“Encryption” function. The WEP Required Mode enables you to define the
encryption keys that your IEEE802.11b PCMCIA should use.
! Caution:
If you wish to enable the “Encryption” function, you must enable this
function for all computers of your network, and the WEP key needs
to be the same for all IEEE802.11b stations.
Follow the steps below to set your WEP Required Mode:
(1) Select one mode by clicking the pull-down button in the WEP
Required Mode frame. Set the WEP key in your PC card by
selecting one of the following modes:
A. Auto Generate 64 bits
B. Auto Generate 128 bits
C. Manual Generate 64 bits
D. Manual Generate 128 bits
(2) If you select “Auto Generate 64 bits” or “Auto Generate 128 bits”
mode, type “Pass” and the WEP key will be automatically
generated in Key1 box.
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a. Auto Generate 64 bits
.
b. Auto Generate 128 bits
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(3) If you select “Manual Generate 64 bits” mode, you can type 10
alphanumeric characters (within the range 0~9 and a~f) as the
WEP key manually into any key box.
(4) If you select “Manual Generate 128 bits” mode, you can type 26
alphanumeric characters (within the range 0~9 and a~f) as the
WEP key manually into the key1~key4 boxes.
(5) Press the “Apply” button after you finish the above setting.
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4 Using Your LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless
PCMCIA Adapter and Utility
4.1 Using Your LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter
4.1.1 Radio Antenna
The embedded radio antenna of your LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless
PCMCIA Adapter performs best in an open environment with as few
obstacles as possible.
To achieve the maximum range for wireless communications do not
cover the card with objects such as books or thick stacks of paper.
4.1.2 Maintaining Your PC Card
To clean the PC Card, gently wipe it with a soft (damp) cloth.
! CAUTION:
To avoid damage to the PC Card do not use abrasive materials, or rinse
the card with liquids.
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4.1.3 Disconnect the Wireless Communications
1. Remove Your PC Card
If you do not need the wireless connectivity of your LevelOne WPC-0100
11 Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter, you can follow the procedures
mentioned below to remove the PC Card from its slot.
! CAUTION:
When removing the LevelOne WPC-0100 11 Mbps Wireless
PCMCIA Adapter, you will lose your connection to the network.
Prior to removing the PC Card, make sure you have closed all files
and network applications (such as e-mail).
You are advised to always disable the PC Card prior to removing
the card from the PC Card slot, or the system may be hurt seriously.
To stop using the LevelOne WPC-0100 11 Mbps Wireless PCMCIA
Adapter:
1.
Double click the “My Computer” icon.
2.
Double click the “Control Panel” icon and then select the “PC
Card” icon.
3.
Select the “IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter (PCMCIA)
Socke…” and click “Stop” icon.
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4.
Wait for a few seconds until the operating system displays a
pop-up message to indicate you can safely remove the PC
Card.
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2 Uninstall the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility / Driver
1. To exit the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility, right click on the Utility icon in the
task bar and select “Exit”.
2. Click on the “Start Manu” and select the items in sequence as follows:
Program IEEE 802.11b WPC Utility IEEE 802.11b WPC
Uninstallation
3. You will be asked if you want to uninstall the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility
and all of its components. Click “Yes“ to start to uninstall or click “No“ to
exit.
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4. Click “OK”.
5. Now the uninstallation is completed. Please click “Finish“.
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Additional Note for Windows 2000
The following items should be noted:
1. Please do not remove your PC card unless the IEEE802.11b WPC
un-installation is completed.
2. Make sure to exit the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility before uninstalling.
3. To uninstall the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility and Driver, the system will
prompt you to execute the “Device Manager” to remove the LevelOne
WPC-0100 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter, and then click “OK”.
4. The system will give you a prompt as below while waiting for the
“Device Manager”. Follow the instruction to uninstall “LevelOne 11
Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter”.
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4.2 Using the Utility
4.2.1 LAN Status
If you want to know the connecting status in Infrastructure Mode or
802.11Ad Hoc Mode, choose LAN Status tab in IEEE802.11b WPC Utility
window.
1. Infrastructure Mode:
The SSID and MAC of the Access Point, which your computer
connects to, will appear in the screen if you choose the
Infrastructure Mode.
Double click the Access Point SSID (under the Infrastructure
Mode) to access to the Microsoft Network Neighborhood folder
to find other on-line computers.
You can see the status of the Link Quality and Signal Strength
under the LAN Status page.
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2. 802.11 Ad Hoc Mode / Ad Hoc Mode:
The Station Name and MAC Address of your station will appear
if you choose the 802.11Ad Hoc Mode (or Ad Hoc mode).
Double click the right name to display the content of your
computer or double click Network Neighbors to access to the
Microsoft Network Neighborhood folder to find other on-line
computers.
Click “ Rescan “ if you cannot find any other computer.
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4.2.2 Link Information
The link information, showed as the picture below, includes the Current
Channel, Current Transmission Rate, Own MAC Address, Current
Connection State, Wireless Network Adapter IP Address, Wireless
Network Adapter Subnet Mask, and Wireless Network Adapter Default
Gateway.
4.2.3 Site Survey
In this dialog box, you may get all the information of each Access Point
within the communication range of your PC Card. You may choose a
preferred one to connect to according to the information (Connecting to
the Access Point with the strongest signal is recommended.)
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4.2.4 Diagnostic
To check if there are any errors in the hardware, firmware, and software of
your PC Card, you may enter this dialog box and click the “Start
Diagnostic” button. If there are any errors, please click the “View Error
Details” and print it out to present to your dealer/ distributor.
4.2.5 About
From this dialog box, you can get the details such as the version
information of each Software component.
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5. Networking Applications
To enable the sharing of your Internet access, you should set your
connection mode to “Infrastructure” (please refer to the chapter 3.4.1
“Setting”). When the procedure is completed, an access point will appear
on the “LAN Status” of IEEE802.11b WPC Utility. Double click it to enter
the Network Neighborhood folder. This folder contains the links to all
computers in your workgroup on the entire network.
5.1 File Sharing in Microsoft Windows 98SE
IEEE802.11b WLAN allows the sharing of files between computers that
are logged onto the same wireless network. Follow the procedures below
to share your “My Documents” directory:
1. First, locate the folder “My Documents“ and right click it.
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2. Select “Sharing“ from the available options.
3. Select “Shared As” to allow your folder to be shared. You can also
select and define the level of access you want for your folder.
If “Read-Only” is selected, the other users in the wireless
network can only copy files from your folder. Copying files into
your folder is not allowed.
If “Full” is selected, the other users in the wireless network have
full access to your folder. They can copy to and from your folder
as well as modify files.
You can also set the option to “Depends on Password” wherein
the user in the wireless network can access to your folder
through a set password. The set password will determine if the
user can only read your folder or has full access to your folder.
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4. Click “Apply“ or “OK“ to activate the options that you have set.
Now you can see the folder “My Documents“ with a little hand under it.
The folder is now open for file sharing.
Sharing files in the IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN will be like sharing files on
a wired LAN.
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5.2 Printer Sharing in Windows 98SE
In order for a printer to be shared across the network, it has to be set as
the network printer. Follow the instructions below to set a printer as a
network printer:
1. Click the “Start“ button, point to the “Settings“, and then click “Printers“.
2. In the Printers window, click the printer you want to share.
3. Click “Sharing…“ on the “File“ menu.
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4. Click the Sharing tab, then click “ Shared As “ , and if necessary, enter
a password.
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5.3 Using the shared folder
1. Double click the “Network Neighborhood“ icon, and then double click
the computer where the shared folder is located.
2. Double click the folder you want to connect to.
3. You may want to assign a drive letter for the shared folder that you
connect to.
4. In the “Network Neighborhood“, double click on the computer where the
shared folder is located.
5. Click on the folder you want to connect, and click “File“ menu, and then
click “Map Network Drive“.
6. Select an available drive, and then click OK.
7. Type in a password if required.
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5.4 Using the shared network printer
1. In the “Network Neighborhood“, locate and double click the computer
where the printer you want to use is located.
2. Double click the printer icon in the window.
3. To set up the printer, follow the instructions on the screen.
4. After you have set up a network printer, you can use it as if it were
attached to your computer.
5. If a password is required, the Windows will prompt you, and you need to
enter the password that had been assigned to this shared printer.
Whenever printing a document through the network, be sure to select
the printer that is set as the network printer.
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6. Specifications
6.1 Physical Specifications
Dimensions
(L x W x H) 110 X 54 x 6mm
Weight
39g
Host Interface
PCMCIA PC Card Type II
Antenna
Internal diversity Antenna Supporting
Status Indicator
LED (Indicates RF/Link Activity)
6.2 Networking Compliant Standards
Standard
LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter
Host Systems
Windows98SE/2000/Me/XP/NT
Media Access
Protocol
CSMA/CA with ACK
Network Protocol
TCP/ IP, IPX, NetBEUI
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6.3 Available Channels in Each Country/ Area
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6.4 Operating Specifications
Frequency Band
2.400 ~ 2.4835GHz (subject to local
regulations)
Number of Channel: USA and Canada: 11 (1~11)
France: 4 (10~13)
Most European countries: 13 (1~13)
Japan: 1~13 or 14
Operating Voltage:
3.3 V ~ 5V
Spreading:
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Data rate:
11Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 2Mbps, 1Mbps
Transmit Power:
Transmit power: 15 dBm min. (typical)
Nominal Temp Range: 17 dBm max.
Extended Temp Range: 13 dBm min.
Receive Sensitivity: Nominal Temp Range:
1 Mbps: 10-5 BER @ -90 dBm, minimum
5.5 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -87 dBm, minimum
11 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -84 dBm, minimum
Extended Temp Range:
1 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -84 dBm, minimum
5.5 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -81 dBm, minimum
11 Mbps 10-5 BER @ -78 dBm, minimum
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Modulation:
11 Mbps and 5.5 Mbps: CCK;
2Mbps: DQPSK;
1Mbps: DBPSK
Security:
64-bit/ 128-bit WEP Encryption
Temperature Range: 0 ~ 60°C (Operating), -20 ~ 75°C (Storing)
Humidity:
Max. 95% Non-condensing
Operating Range:
Open Space: 200 – 400m;
Indoor: 35m - 100m
Roaming:
Full mobility and seamless roaming from cell
to cell and across access points (subject to
access point)
Management Utility: Link configuration for network participation
and diagnostics
EMC certification:
FCC part 15 class in US;
ETSI 300.328, ETSI 300.826 and EN60950 in
Europe
TELEC/JATE in Japan
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7. Troubleshooting
If you encounter some problems installing the LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless
PCMCIA Adapter or you want to confirm whether your card is installed
properly or not, refer to the procedure below after you have installed the
card.
7.1 Check the Various Properties of the Card
To verify if your PC Card has been set into the PCMCIA slot properly, you
can follow the procedures below.
Click on the “Control Panel” icon and then on the “PC Card”. Check the
Socket Status of PC Card Properties whether there is a PCMCIA card in
one of the sockets or not. If you find the LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless
PCMCIA Adapter (PCMCIA) in one of the sockets, it means a card is
detected.
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To verify if the driver has been set in your computer properly, you can
follow the procedures below.
Right click the “My Computer” icon and then select “Properties”. You will
enter your system properties. Select the Device Manager tab and click on
the Network Adapter. You will find the LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless
PCMCIA Adapter if it is installed successfully.
If there are Question-mark (?) or Exclamation-mark (!) in yellow on
your IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter in the previous picture (PC
Card Properties & System Properties), please make sure you have
inserted the right PC Card and the proper driver and utility have been
installed. If you are not sure, follow the procedure below to reinstall
(update) the driver.
1. Enter “System Properties” and click on the “Device Manager”
tab.
2. Click on “Network Adapter” and select the IEEE802.11b
Wireless LAN Adapter.
3. Click on the “Driver” tab of the IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN
Adapter properties, and then click on “ Update Driver” button.
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4. Follow the Update Device Driver Wizard to complete the driver
installation.
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7.2 Microsoft Networking Checklist
In order for the IEEE802.11b WPC to run properly, some network items
must be presented in the Microsoft “Network Neighborhood” setup. To
check and activate the network setup, right click the “Network
Neighborhood” and select “Properties” with your mouse. The following
items should be presented in the network setup:
1. IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter (PCMCIA)
2. IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter
(PCMCIA)
3. NetBEUI
4. TCP/IP
IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter (PCMCIA)
IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN Adapter (PCMCIA)
5. File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks
6. Client for Microsoft Networks
If any of these items are missing, please follow the instructions below to
install them properly:
1. Set up the Network Protocols:
i.
Click the “Add” button and select “Protocol” on Network “Setting
Configuration“.
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ii.
Click “Add” and then choose the network protocol. Select
“Microsoft” as the manufacturer and “NetBEUI”, “TCP/IP”, and
“IPX/SPX-compatible” for the network protocols. Then click “OK”.
iii.
Now your network protocol should be set. Please check if your
network needs any special requirements to operate in your office
environment.
Note: If you are following the Step-by-Step Installation Guide, please
refer back to Chapter 2 Step 8 AND DO NOT REBOOT THE
SYSTEM UNTIL YOU ARE FINISHED WITH Step 9.
2. Network Service for Microsoft Networking:
i.
Click “Add” and select “Service”.
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ii.
Select “Microsoft” as the manufacturer and choose “File and
printer sharing for Microsoft Networks” for network service;
iii.
Click “OK“ to set the network service.
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7.3 Others
1. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
If you enable the WEP function, which is the same as the Access Point
(AP) in your LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter, but still cannot
connect with the AP. It may be that the key generated by your PC card is
different from the key generated by the AP even if the same Pass phrase
is used between your PC card and AP. Please follow the steps below to
set WEP manually.
1. Check the WEP type and WEP key setting from the AP.
2. Select “Manual” under the WEP Advanced Settings.
3. Type a set of WEP key generated from the AP into the key1 blank
of your Encryption frame, other space you can type anything you
like, but make sure all the blanks (Key1~Key4) will be filled.
4. Remember to press the “Write“ button and “OK“ to finish the WEP
setting.
Additional Note for Windows 98 earlier edition
If your system is running Windows 98 first edition, you may use one of the
following ways to make IEEE 802.11b WPC Utility work properly.
1. Copy and replace the file “MFC42.dll from CD Drive of
“windows\system” of Windows 98SE directory.
2. Upgrade your system and Internet Explorer by downloading files
from the Microsoft web site.
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Additional Note for Windows 2000
1. IEEE802.11b WPC Utility error message
•
If the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility and Driver installation was completed,
but the following error message appears, you should check if your
LevelOne 11Mbps Wireless PCMCIA Adapter was inserted
successfully and packet protocol installed was correctly. (See Section
3.2 “ Install the IEEE802.11b WPC Utility/Driver“—Additional note for
windows 2000 to install packet protocol, in the User Guide for details.)
2. Uninstall failed
•
If you cannot uninstall IEEE802.11b WPC Utility and Driver
successfully. Please follow the procedure below to reinstall the Utility
and Driver.
•
(1) Find the file AWLAN.isu and delete it from the Programs files\
IEEE802.11bWPC Utility folder.
(2) Reboot your system
(3) Reinstall IEEE802.11b WPC Utility and Driver.
(4) Uninstall again.
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FCC Class B Radio Frequency
Interference Statement
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of 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 or more of the
following measures:
1.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
2.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
3.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
4.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Notice 1:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2:
Shielded interface cables, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission
limits.
Notice 3:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. The operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION: To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, a
separate distance of at least 2.5cm must be maintained between the antenna of
this device and all people.
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