TEW-221PC 802.11b Wireless CardBus PC Card User Manual

TEW-221PC 802.11b Wireless CardBus PC Card User Manual
TEW-221PC
802.11b Wireless
CardBus PC Card
User Manual
REGULATORY STATEMENTS
FCC Certification
The United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
and the Canadian Department of Communications have
established certain rules governing the use of electronic
equipment.
Part15, Class B
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful interface, and
2) This device must accept any interface received, including
interface that may cause undesired operation. 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 off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
? ? Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
? ? Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.
? ? Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
CAUTION:
1)
2)
To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance
requirements, a separation distance of at least 20 cm must
be maintained between the antenna of this device and all
persons.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION .................................................. 1
FEATURES................................................................1
W IRELESS NETWORK OPTIONS.............................2
The Peer-to-Peer Network ......................2
The Access Point Network......................3
LED INDICATORS...................................................4
Link: Green (On/Off)...............................4
Act: Orange (Blink)..................................4
INSTALLING THE UTILITY............................ 5
INSTALLING THE DEVICE ............................. 9
A UTOMATICALLY ...................................................9
M ANUALLY............................................................10
Under Windows 98.................................10
Under Windows ME ..............................13
Under Windows 2000............................15
Under Windows XP ...............................18
VERIFY ...................................................................20
NETWORK CONNECTION.............................21
CONFIGURING THE NETWORK PROTOCOLS FOR
W INDOWS 98/ME.................................................21
CONFIGURING THE NETWORK PROTOCOLS FOR
W INDOWS 2000/XP..............................................25
CONFIGURATION UTILITY .........................28
NETWORK STATUS ICON......................................29
The Status Icon .......................................29
Link Info ..................................................30
Configuration ..........................................32
Encryption................................................34
Site Survey...............................................37
Info ............................................................39
CONFIGURATION FOR W INDOWS XP .................40
UNINSTALL PROCEDURE.............................48
UNINSTALL THE CONFIGURATION UTILITY......48
UNINSTALL THE DEVICE ......................................49
SPECIFICATIONS ..............................................51
Introduction
The 802.11b Wireless 32bit TEW -221PC is a
device that lets you connect your notebook to a
wireless local area network (LAN). A wireless
LAN is like a regular LAN, except that you can
share information without looking for a place to
plug in, and augment networks without installing
or moving wires. Based on radio frequency (RF)
technology, a wireless LAN transmits and
receives data over the air, along with the
guarantee to provide privacy and noninterference
by the use of separate radio frequency.
The 802.11b Wireless 32bit TEW -221PC
allows you to take full advantage of your
notebook’s mobility with access to real-time
information and online services anytime and
anywhere. Plus, with the network installation
simplicity and flexibility, you can eliminate the
need to pull cable through walls and ceilings and
allow the network to go where wires cannot go.
Exploring WWW and augmenting networks can’t
be done more easily.
Features
??Complies with IEEE 802.11b standard for
2.4GHz Wireless LAN
??Complies with PC Card standard
??Supports PC Card hot swap and true Plug &
Play
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??Works with all existing network infrastructure
??Complies with specific wireless products and
services
??Capable of up to 128-Bit WEP Encryption
??Freedom to roam while staying connected
??11 Mbps high-speed transfer rate
??Rich
diagnostic LED indicators with
Integrated Antenna
??Complies with Window 98/2000/ME/XP
??Lower power consumption
??Easy to install and configure
Wireless Network Options
The Peer-to-Peer Network
This network installation lets you set a small
wireless workgroup easily and quickly.
Equipped with wireless PC Cards or wireless PCI,
you can share files and printers between each PC
and laptop.
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Or you can use one computer as an Internet
Server to connect to a wired global network and
share files and information with other PCs via a
wireless LAN.
The Access Point Network
The network installation allows you to share files,
printers, and Internet access much more
conveniently. With wireless PC Cards, you can
connect wireless LAN to a wired global network
via an Access Point.
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LED Indicators
Link: Green (On/Off)
Glow – linking to an Access Point or Peer-to-Peer
mode.
Act: Orange (Blink)
Blink – Transmitting/receiving wireless data.
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Installing the Utility
Note: Installing the Adapter's utility program
before installing the device is highly
recommended for saving time.
For Windows XP users:
There are two options for you to choose:
? Follow below instructions to install the utility.
? Skip this section. Go to Installing the
Device – Manually - Under Windows XP
section to install the device, and then you can
use the built-in utility in Windows XP.
1. Insert the Setup Utility CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive and double click on
Setup.exe to install the Wireless LAN
Utility.
2. When the Welcome screen appears, click
Next to continue.
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3. The Choose Destination Location screen
will show you the default destination chosen
by the utility. Click Next to continue.
4. Follow the instruction to select the program
folder. Click Next to continue.
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5. In Start Copying Files, click Next to
continue.
6. In Setup Status, the InstallShield Wizard
will begin copying the files.
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7. After the Wireless LAN Utility has been
successfully installed, select Yes, I want to
restart my computer now, and then click
Finish to restart.
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Installing the Device
Automatically
If the Application setup in Installing the
Utility section has been completed, follow the
steps below to install the device.
1. Locate the CardBus slot of your system.
2. Align the Wireless PC Card toward the
CardBus slot. Push evenly and steadily until
it is seated.
After the device has been connected to your
computer, Windows will detect the new hardware
and then automatically copy all of the files
needed for networking.
For Windows 98 users: As you perform the
installation, have your Windows 98 CD-ROM
at hand. You may be asked to insert the
Windows 98 CD-ROM for the system to
download a specific driver.
For Windows 2000 users : When Digital
Signature Not Found screen appears, click
Yes to continue.
For Windows XP users:
1. Select Install from a list or specific
location (Advanced) and click Next.
2. Click Continue Anyway.
3. Click Finish to complete the installation.
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Manually
If you want to install the device before
installing the utility program, please follow the
steps below.
1. Locate the CardBus slot of your system.
2. Align the Wireless PC Card toward the
CardBus slot. Push evenly and steadily until
it is seated.
After the device has been connected to your
computer, Windows will detect the new hardware
automatically.
Under Windows 98
1. In Add New Hardware Wizard, click Next.
2. Select Search for the best driver for your
device (Recommended). Click Next.
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3. Insert the device driver CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive. Select CD-ROM and
Specify a location: and click Browse to
provide the appropriate path (e.g.
D:\Win9xMe ). Click Next.
4. Click Next, Windows will copy all the
necessary files to your system.
5. Insert Windows 98 CD-ROM, and then click
OK.
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6. Click Finish to complete the installation.
7. When Windows prompts you to restart your
computer, click Yes.
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Under Windows ME
1. Select Specify the location of the driver
(Advanced), click Next.
2. Insert the device driver CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive. Select Search for the best
driver for your device (Recommended)
and click Browse to provide the appropriate
path (e.g. D:\Win9xMe ). Click Next.
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3. Click Next, Windows will copy all the
necessary files to your system.
4. Click Finish to complete the installation.
5. When Windows prompts you to restart your
computer, click Yes.
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Under Windows 2000
1. In Found New Hardware Wizard, click
Next.
2. In Install Hardware Device Drivers, select
Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended), click Next.
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3. Insert the device driver CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive. Select CD-ROM drivers
and Specify a location, click Next.
4. Click Browse to provide the appropriate path
(e.g. D:\Win2kXP). Click OK.
5. Click Next, Windows will copy all the
necessary files to your system.
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6. In Digital Signature Not Found window,
click Yes to continue.
7. Click Finish to complete the installation.
8. Restart your computer.
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Under Windows XP
1. Once the device is well connected to your
computer, Windows XP will automatically
detect the new device. Select Install from a
list or specific location (Advanced) and
click Next.
2. Insert the Setup Utility CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive. Select Include this location
in the search: and click Browse to provide
the appropriate path (e.g. D:\Win2kXP).
Click Next.
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3. Click Continue Anyway to proceed.
Windows will copy all the necessary files to
your system.
4. Click Finish to complete the installation.
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Verify
To verify that the device exists in your computer
and is enabled, go to Start ? Settings ?
Control Panel ? System ? Hardware. Click
the Device Manager tab. If the 802.11b
Wireless CardBus PC Card is found, it means
that your device is properly installed and enabled.
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Network Connection
Once the driver has been installed, you must
make some changes to your network settings.
Configuring the Network Protocols for
Windows 98/ME
Go to Start ? Settings ? Control Panel ?
Network.
2. Make sure that you have all the following
components installed.
1.
??
802.11b Wireless CardBus PC Card
??
IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol
??
NetBEUI
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??
TCP/IP
If any components are missing, click on the Add
button to add them in. Microsoft provides all
the protocols and clients required and listed
above.
5. After clicking Add, highlight the component
you need, click Add.
6. Highlight Microsoft, and then double click
on the item you want to add. Click OK.
7. For making your computer visible on the
network, enable the File and Printer
Sharing.
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8. Click the Identification tab. Make up a
name that is unique from the other
computers' names on the network. Type the
name of your workgroup, which should be
the same name used by all of the other PCs
on the network.
9. Click the Access Control tab. Make sure
that “Shared-level access control” is
selected. If connecting to a Netware server,
share level can be set to “User-level access
control.”
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10. When finished, reboot your computer to
activate the new device.
11. Once the computer has restarted and
Windows has booted up, a Logon window
will appear and require you to enter a
username and password. Make up a
username and password and click OK. Do
not click the Cancel button, or you won’t be
able to log onto the network.
12. Double-click the Network Neighborhood
icon on the windows desktop, and you
should see the names of the other PCs on the
network.
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Configuring the Network Protocols for
Windows 2000/XP
1. (For Windows 2000)
Go to Start? Settings ? Control Panel ?
Network and Dial-up Connections ?
Local Area Connection ? Properties.
(For Windows XP)
Go to Start ? Settings ? Control Panel
? Network and Internet Connections ?
Network
Connections
?
Wireless
Network Connection Enabled 802.11b
Wireless CardBus PC Card ? Properties.
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2. Make sure that you have all the following
components installed.
??
Client for Microsoft Networks
??
NWLink NetBIOS
??
NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible
Transport Protocol
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
??
3. If any components are missing, click on the
Install…
button
to
select
the
Client/Service/Protocol required. After
selecting the component you need, click
Add… to add it in.
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4.
For making your computer visible on the
network, make sure you have installed File
and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks.
5. When finished, you must restart your
computer to complete installation.
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Configuration Utility
After installing the Wireless PC Card’s driver
successfully, the Network Status icon will
appear in the task bar. You can open it by
double-clicking on this icon.
If the icon doesn’t appear automatically, go to
Start ? Programs ? Wireless LAN Utility ?
Wireless LAN Utility, it will appear in the task
bar.
Note: Except for the following configuration
utility, using Windows to configure the
wireless network settings in the Windows XP is
recommended.
(Please
skip
to
the
Configuration for Windows XP section)
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Network Status Icon
The Status Icon
Icon
Link Status
Access Point mode. (Please refer to
below table for the exact link quality)
Peer-to-Peer mode.
No connection.
Icon
Signal Strength
Excellent link quality.
Good link quality.
Poor link quality.
Bad link quality.
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Link Info
The Link Info tab will display the current status
of the Wireless Network Adapter.
Item
Description
Status
It displays the information about the
status of the communication (the
BSSID of the Access Point to which
the card is associated).
The SSID is the unique name shared
among all points in your wireless
network. The name must be identical
for all devices and points attempting
to connect to the same network.
It shows the current SSID setting of
the Wireless Network Adapter.
It shows the current transfer rate. (1,
2, 5.5, 11Mbps or Auto)
SSID
Tx Rate
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Item
Description
It shows the selected channel that is
currently used. (There are 14
channels available, depends on the
country.)
Link Quality It displays the link quality of the
connection between the Wireless
Network Adapter and the Access
Point.
Signal
It displays the signal strength of the
Strength
connection between the Wireless
Network Adapter and the Access
Point.
It displays the current transmitting
Data Rate
and receiving rate.
Channel
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Configuration
You can change advanced configuration settings,
such as the SSID, Operation Mode, Tx Rate
and Preamble Type.
Item
Description
SSID is the unique name shared among
all points in your wireless network. It
must be identical for all points in the
network. It is case-sensitive and must
not exceed 32 characters. Make sure
that all points in the network are set to
the same SSID.
Operating It displays the current operating mode.
Mode
(Access Point or Peer-to -Peer).
Select the appropriate channel from the
Channel
list provided to correspond with your
network settings. All devices in the
SSID
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Item
Tx Rate
Preamble
? Auto
? Long
Preamble
? Short
Preamble
Radio
Description
wireless LAN must be configured to
share the same radio channel in order to
work correctly. (There are 14 channels
available, depends on the country.)
Select (1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps or Auto)
from the drop-down list to change the
current transfer rate
A preamble is a signal used in wireless
environment to synchronize the
transmitting
timing
including
Synchronization and Start frame
delimiter.
Select Auto for the Network adapter to
select the Preamble type automatically
depending on the Access Point
Preamble type.
In a "noisy" network environment, the
Preamble Type should be set to Long
Preamble.
The Short Preamble is intended for
applications where minimum overhead
and maximum performance is desired.
In a "noisy" network environment, the
performance would be decreased.
Select On/Off from the drop-down list
to enable/disable the Radio Module
function of the Wireless Network
Adapter.
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Encryption
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption
can be used to ensure the security of your
wireless network.
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Item
Description
Data
Encryption
WEP is a data privacy mechanism
based on a 64 Bit/128 Bit shared
key algorithm.
Check this box to enable WEP
encryption.
The authentication mode defines
Auth. Mode
configuration options for the
sharing of wireless networks to
verify
identity
and
access
privileges of roaming wireless
network cards.
You may choose between Open
Authentication,
Shared
Authentication, and Auto.
Open
If the Access Point is using "Open
Authentication Authentication”, then the wireless
adapter will need to be set to the
same authentication mode.
Shared
Shared Authentication is when
Authentication both the sender and the recipient
share a secret key.
Select Auto for the network
Auto
adapter to select the Authentication
mode automatically depending on
the Access Point Authentication
mode.
Key Length
64 Bit or 128 Bit.
This setting is the configuration
WEP Key
key used in accessing the wireless
?1
network via WEP encryption.
?2
?3
Fill in the appropriate value/phrase.
?4
Apply
Click Apply to save the changes.
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Cancel
Click Cancel
application.
to
exit
the
Note: You must use the same value/phrase or
WEP key settings for all wireless computers in
order for the wireless network to function well
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Site Survey
The Site Survey tab shows all the available
Access Points and their features.
Item
Description
It displays the current SSID setting
of the Wireless Network Adapter.
It displays the status of WEP
WEP
Encryption.
It displays the selected channel that
Channel
is currently used.
It displays the signal strength of the
Signal
connection between the Wireless
Network Adapter and the Access
Point.
BSSID /IBSSID A set of wireless stations is referred
to as a Basic Service Set (BSS).
Computers in a BSS must be
configured with the same BSS ID.
SSID
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Item
Description
Type
It displays the type of Basic Service
Set. (
Re-Scan
Connect
Access Point or
Peer-to-Peer)
Search for all available networks.
By clicking on the button, the
device will start to rescan and list all
available sites.
Select one from the list to connect.
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Info
You can view basic information about the Utility like
the Driver and Utility Version.
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Configuration for Windows XP
1. Go to Start ? Control Panel ? Network
Connections.
2. In
Network
Connections
window,
right-click
the
Wireless
Network
Connections icon, and select Properties.
Note: Double-click the Wireless Network
Connection icon and you can see the status of
the wireless PC Card as described below.
3. In
Wireless
Network
Connection
Properties window, select the General tab.
Click Configure to enable Windows
configuration.
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Property
Antenna
Channel
Data Rate
Network Type
Preamble
? Auto
Description
(Diversity, Antenna A or Antenna
B): These settings determine which
antenna will be used to transmit or
receive.
Select the appropriate channel from
the list provided to correspond with
your network settings. All devices
in the wireless LAN must be
configured to share the same radio
channel in order to work correctly.
(There are 14 channels available,
depends on the country.)
Select (1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps or Auto)
from the drop-down list to change
the transfer rate.
Select the appropriate Network Type
from 802.11 AdHoc Mode (Active),
802.11 AdHoc Mode (Passive) or
Infrastructure.
In AdHoc mode, Active mode is
recommended
since
it
can
generate/pass
beacon
packet
automatically.
A preamble is a signal used in
wireless environment to synchronize
the transmitting timing including
Synchronization and Start frame
delimiter.
Select Auto for the Network adapter
to select the Preamble type
automatically depending on the
Access Point Preamble type.
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? Long
Preamble
In a "noisy" network environment,
the Preamble Type should be set to
Long Preamble.
? Short
The Short Preamble is intended for
Preamble
applications
where
minimum
overhead
and
maximum
performance is desired. In a "noisy"
network
environment,
the
performance would be decreased.
RTS Threshold This value should remain at its
default setting of 2347. Should you
encounter inconsistent data flow,
only minor modifications of this
value are recommended.
Select
Sharedkey
Index
Sharekey1
Sharekey2
Sharekey3
Sharekey4
SSID
WEP
Select from 1 , 2, 3, 4 or No
selection.
This setting is the configuration key
used in accessing the wireless
network via WEP encryption.
Fill in the appropriate value/phrase.
SSID is the unique name shared
among all points in your wireless
network. It must be identical for all
points in the network.
It is
case-sensitive and must not exceed
32 characters. Make sure that all
points in the network are set to the
same SSID.
WEP is a data privacy mechanism
based on a 64 Bit/128 Bit shared key
algorithm.
Select WEP key 128bit or WEP
key 64bit to enable WEP encryption.
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4. In
Wireless
Network
Connection
Properties window, select the Wireless
Networks tab.
?Use Windows to configure…
Check the box to enable windows configuration.
Note: Once you enable windows configuration,
then the Network Status in the taskbar will
disappear. You cannot use this utility to
configure the wireless settings.
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Note2: If you want to use the utility in
Configuration Utility section to configure the
wireless settings. Make sure the check box is
not enabled then click the Network Status icon
in the taskbar.
Available networks
Displays all available networks.
Configure
Click the button to set up a new network or WEP
configuration as illustrated as below.
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Refresh
Click the button to refresh and search for all
available networks.
Preferred networks
From available network(s) listed above, you can
set preferences in an order that you can arrange.
The marked one is the currently used network.
Move up
Move the selected network forward one position.
Move down
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Move the selected network back one position
Add…
Click the button and the Wireless Network
Properties window will appear.
In the
Network name field, enter your desired network
name listed in the above Available networks box,
and click OK.
Note: The new settings will be active only after
you click on OK in the Wireless Network
Connection Properties window.
Remove
Highlight the unwanted network listed in the
Preferred networks box, and click the button to
remove it.
Properties
Highlight the network listed in the above
Preferred networks box, and click the button to
display its properties.
Once network configuration is done, make sure to
click OK. The new parameters will be saved
and active only after doing so.
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Uninstall Procedure
Note: In case you need to uninstall the Utility
or device, please refer to below section.
Uninstall the Configuration Utility
1. Go to Start ? Programs ? 802.11
Wireless LAN ? Uninstall Configuration
& Monitor Utility.
2. Click OK to continue.
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3. Click Finish to complete the uninstalled
procedure.
Uninstall the device
1. Right-click My Computer ? Properties ?
Hardware ? Device Manager.
2. Select or right-click 802.11b Wireless
CardBus PC Card then click Remove.
Click OK.
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3. The system will prompt you to restart your
computer. Click Yes.
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Specifications
Standards
IEEE 802.11b,Wi-Fi compliant
Host Interface
32-bit CardBus
Antenna
Built-in Diversity Antenna
Physical
Specifications
LED Indicators
Power
Requirement
Operating
Frequency
Range
Number
Selectable
Channels
Modulation
Technique
Weight: 40 g
Dimension: 119(L) x 53.94 (W) x
6.88(H) mm (4.7”x2.12”x0.27”)
LINK: Green (ON)
ACT: Orange (Blink)
Operating Voltage: 3.3V
TX consumption: 450mA (Max)
RX consumption: 300mA (Max)
2.412GHz-2.4835GHz
of USA, Canada: 11 channels
Europe: 13 channels
Japan: 14 channels
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
(CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK)
Security
0/64/128 bit WEP
Spreading
11 chip Barker sequence
Bit Error rate
Better than 10 -5
Media
Access CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance)
with ACK
Protocol
Supported OS
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
EMC
Certification
FCC Part 15 in US
EN300328 and EN300826
(EN301489-17) in Europe
Japan-Telec in Japan
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Environment
Specifications
Operating Temperature: 0~65?
(32~149?F) ambient temperature
Storage Temperature: -20~75?
(-4~167?F) ambient temperature
Operating humidity: 95% maximum
(non-condensing)
Storage humidity: 95% maximum
(non-condensing)
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