Sierra Wireless USB 308 User guide

Sierra Wireless USB Modem
User Guide
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Important Notice
Due to the nature of wireless communications, transmission and reception of data can never be guaranteed. Data may be delayed, corrupted (that is, have errors) or be totally lost. Although significant delays or losses of data are rare when wireless devices such as the Sierra Wireless modem are used in a normal manner with a well‐constructed network, the Sierra Wireless modem should not be used in situations where failure to transmit or receive data could result in damage of any kind to the user or any other party, including but not limited to personal injury, death, or loss of property. Sierra Wireless accepts no responsibility for damages of any kind resulting from delays or errors in data transmitted or received using the Sierra Wireless modem, or for failure of the Sierra Wireless modem to transmit or receive such data.
Safety and Hazards
Do not operate the Sierra Wireless modem in areas where blasting is in progress, where explosive atmospheres may be present, near medical equipment, near life support equipment, or any equipment which may be susceptible to any form of radio interference. In such areas, the Sierra Wireless modem MUST BE POWERED OFF. The Sierra Wireless modem can transmit signals that could interfere with this equipment.
Do not operate the Sierra Wireless modem in any aircraft, whether the aircraft is on the ground or in flight. In aircraft, the Sierra Wireless modem MUST BE POWERED OFF. When operating, the Sierra Wireless modem can transmit signals that could interfere with various onboard systems.
Note: Some airlines may permit the use of cellular phones while the
aircraft is on the ground and the door is open. Sierra Wireless
modems may be used at this time.
The driver or operator of any vehicle should not operate the Sierra Wireless modem while in control of a vehicle. Doing so will detract from the driver or operatorʹs control and operation of that vehicle. In some states and provinces, operating such communications devices while in control of a vehicle is an offence.
Limitation of
Liability
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The information in this manual is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Sierra Wireless. SIERRA WIRELESS AND ITS AFFILIATES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, GENERAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS OR 3
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REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR REVENUE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY SIERRA WIRELESS PRODUCT, EVEN IF SIERRA WIRELESS AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR THEY ARE FORESEEABLE OR FOR CLAIMS BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall Sierra Wireless and/or its affiliates aggregate liability arising under or in connection with the Sierra Wireless product, regardless of the number of events, occurrences, or claims giving rise to liability, be in excess of the price paid by the purchaser for the Sierra Wireless product.
Patents
Portions of this product may be covered by some or all of the following US patents:
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and other patents pending.
This product includes technology licensed from:
QUALCOMM® 3G
Manufactured or sold by Sierra Wireless or its licensees under one or more patents licensed from InterDigital Group.
Copyright
© 2010 Sierra Wireless. All rights reserved.
Trademarks
“Heart of the Wireless Machine®” is a registered trademark of Sierra Wireless. Sierra Wireless, the Sierra Wireless logo, the red wave design, the red‐tipped antenna, and TRU‐Install are trademarks of Sierra Wireless.
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Windows Vista® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corpo‐
ration.
QUALCOMM® is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Used under license.
Macintosh® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Other trademarks are the property of the respective owners.
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Contact
Information
Sales Desk:
Phone: 1-604-232-1488
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time
E-mail: sales@sierrawireless.com
Post: Sierra Wireless
13811 Wireless Way
Richmond, BC
Canada
V6V 3A4
Fax: 1-604-231-1109
Web: www.sierrawireless.com
Consult our Web site for up‐to‐date product descriptions, documentation, application notes, firmware upgrades, trouble‐
shooting tips, and press releases:
www.sierrawireless.com
Revision History
Revision
number
Release
date
Changes
1.0
Jan. 20, 2010
New document
1.1
Jan. 28, 2010
Revised Windows Start Menu path, page 24.
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Contents
Introducing the Sierra Wireless USB Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
About the USB modems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Services supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Your account and coverage area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Modem software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Frequency band support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Overview of installation steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Inserting the SIM card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Insert the modem into the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Installing the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Windows Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Mac OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Attach the modem to the lanyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using your USB Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
USB modem features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
LED operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Using the microSD card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Removing the microSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Removing the SIM card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using the extension cable and clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connection management software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Launching Rogers Connection Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Enable Airplane mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Frequency band and network selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Reinstalling the software (Windows) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Care and Maintenance of Your USB Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Radio frequency and electrical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Regulatory and Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Safety and hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Regulatory information for North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Regulatory information for EU countries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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1: Introducing the Sierra Wireless
USB Modem
• Services supported
• Your account and
coverage area
• Modem software
• Frequency band
support
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About the USB modems
Sierra Wireless USB wireless modems enable you to connect to the Internet, send and receive email, connect to a corporate network or virtual private network (VPN), or view streaming video, without the need for a cable.
The USB modems connect to a Type A USB port on your computer. The modems are TRU‐Install enabled. All the required software is on the modem. When you set up your modem, the software is installed on your computer. You do not need an installation CD.
The modems have a built‐in antenna and may have a slot that accommodates a microSD external memory card. Depending on your service provider, a microSD card may be included in your package, or you may need to purchase it separately.
Services supported
Depending on the model, your modem supports speeds of up to 21 Mbps (Megabits per second). However, actual speed depends on the services offered by your service provider. Contact your service provider and visit www.sierrawireless.com for details.
Maximum theoretical data speeds are:
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Evolved High Speed Packet Access (Evolved HSPA or HSPA+)—up to 21 Mbps •
High Speed Download Packet Access (HSDPA)—up to 7.2 Mbps
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High Speed Upload Packet Access (HSUPA)—up to 5.76 Mbps
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Concurrent HSDPA/HSUPA (HSPA)—up to 3.6 Mbps download and up to 1.5 Mbps upload
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Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)—
384 kbps (kilobits per second)
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Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)—
236 kbps
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General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)—56 kbps
GPRS and EDGE are second generation (2G) data services. UMTS, HSDPA/HSUPA, and HSPA+ are 3G data services.
When establishing a connection, your modem uses the fastest available service. If, for example, you are using the modem in an area that has EDGE service but not UMTS or HSDPA/
HSUPA service, the modem connects using EDGE service.
Once the connection is established, you have access to all Internet services.
Your account and coverage area
Note: If you purchased the
modem from a GSM service
provider, you may already have
an account and a SIM card.
Otherwise, your retailer should
be able to give you the names of
companies that provide these
items.
You must have an account with a GSM service provider to use the modem. To use the modem’s 3G capability, your account must be with a service provider that offers HSPA, HSPA+ or UMTS service. (The modem is backwards compatible with 2G service.)
When you obtain your account, you are given a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card containing account information. Before you use the modem, you must insert the SIM card into it.
Your ability to obtain service depends on these factors:
Note: The fee for service is
usually higher when you are
roaming (connected to a network
other than the one belonging to
your service provider).
•
Network coverage—You must be within the network coverage area.
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Service provider—If you are within the coverage area of a network that is not operated by your own service provider, you can obtain service only if there is a roaming agreement between your service provider and the network operator.
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Account provisions—Your account may restrict your usage to certain networks or limit the amount of time you can use the network.
•
Frequency band—You cannot connect to networks operating in bands not supported by your modem, regardless of roaming agreements or account provisions.
Most service providers have coverage maps on their Web sites.
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Introducing the Sierra Wireless USB Modem
Modem software
The modem comes with connection management software:
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Rogers Connection Manager for Windows or Mac. Use this software to manage the modem and monitor your connec‐
tions.
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Driver software that forms the interface between the modem and your operating system
For information on Rogers Connection Manager features and using Rogers Connection Manager, see “Connection management software” on page 24.
Frequency band support
Frequency bands supported by the modem:
Technology
2G
3G
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Bands
Location
850 MHz (cellular band)
North America
900 MHz (EGSM band)
Europe
1800 MHz (DCS band)
Europe and Asia
1900 MHz (PCS band)
North America
WCDMA 800 (band Vl)
Japan
WCDMA 850 (band V)
North America and
Australia
WCDMA 1900 (band II)
North America
WCDMA 2100 (band I)
Europe, Asia, and
Australia
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2: Getting Started
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Follow the instructions in this chapter to set up and start using your modem.
To use your modem, you’ll need:
Note: Keep a written record in a
secure place of the account
information that your service
provider gives you.
•
An account with a service provider
•
A SIM card (supplied by the service provider)
•
A profile, which may be:
· Already stored on your modem when you purchase it
· Set up automatically
· Selected from a drop‐down list
· Created manually
Overview of installation steps
1.
Check the system requirements.
2.
Insert the SIM card into the modem.
3.
Insert the modem into your computer. (The necessary software is installed and either the profile is set up automatically or Rogers Connection Manager prompts you to create a profile.)
System requirements
The modem is supported on:
Note: If you are running
Mac OS X, please refer to the
Help for Mac OS X PDF file
installed with the modem
software.
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Windows® 7
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WindowsVista®
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Windows XP (Home and Professional versions)
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Mac OS® X 10.4.11 or later
To install a USB‐connected modem, your computer requires the following:
USB port
1 USB Type A slot (USB 1.1 or 2.0)
Memory
32 MB
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Inserting the SIM card
Note: To prevent the SIM card
from becoming jammed in its
slot, ensure the edge of the card
is smooth before inserting it. Do
not attach labels to your SIM
card as this may also cause it to
jam.
1.
If your SIM card is attached to a larger card, detach the SIM card and remove any fragments stuck to it.
2.
Remove the end cap. 3.
Gently slide open the SIM card tray, but do not remove it entirely. If you inadvertently remove the tray entirely, reinsert it into the modem.
4.
Place the SIM card on the tray, as shown in the following illustration.
5.
Close the SIM tray.
Note: For instructions on removing the SIM card, see page 22.
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Insert the modem into the
computer
Gently insert the modem into the USB slot.
Note: To ensure FCC RF
exposure limits, ensure that
there is at least 1 cm (0.4
inches) between you and the
modem. For more safety and
regulatory information, see
page 33.
1.
Note: If the modem does not
work in the first USB slot you
insert it into, try using a different
USB slot.
Note: If the orientation of your computer’s USB slot or the thickness
of your computer are such that pressure is applied to the end or side
of the modem, you may damage the modem or your computer. In
such cases, do not insert the modem directly into your computer’s
USB slot; use the USB extension cable and notebook computer clip
instead. See “Using the extension cable and clip” on page 23.
Note: Do not forcefully insert the
modem as you may damage
connector pins.
Note: Do not insert the modem or the USB extension cable into a
USB hub or, if your keyboard is separate from your notebook
computer, a USB slot on your keyboard.
Installing the software
The modem comes with TRU‐Installa Sierra Wireless feature that installs the necessary software the first time you insert the modem into your computer. (You do not need an installation CD.)
The installation process starts automatically when you insert the modem. Follow the on‐screen instructions for installing the software.
Note: If the modem does not launch Rogers Connection Manager or
the Install Software notice, try inserting it into a different USB slot.
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Windows Operating System1
If the installation process does not start automatically:
1.
Double‐click My Computer (Windows XP) or Computer (Windows 7 or Windows Vista) on your desktop.
2.
Click the TRU-Install drive.
3.
Under the TRU‐Install drive, go to the Win folder and double‐click the Setup.exe file.
4.
Follow the on‐screen instructions for installing the software.
Note: Do not remove the modem until the software installation is
complete. If you have inadvertently removed the modem too soon,
see “Reinstalling the software (Windows)” on page 27.
Connect to the network
To use your account (and connect to your service provider’s network), you need to have at least one profile set up on your modem. Depending on how your modem is configured, the profile may already be set up or you may need to create one. Scenario
Required action
Rogers Connection Manager automatically detects
or creates a default profile.
Click Connecta.
Rogers Connection Manager prompts you to create
a data profile.
1.
•
•
If Rogers Connection Manager opens the
Options window Profile pane and pre-selects
an appropriate profile (normally the name of
your service provider) from the drop-down
list...
If Rogers Connection Manager opens the
Options window Profile pane, the Profile
name field is blank, and your service
provider is not included in the drop-down
list...
Click Yes, then....
a. Click OK to accept that profile (or choose
another from the drop-down list).
b. Click Connecta.
You need to create a profile manually. Refer to the
Rogers Connection Manager online help for details.
a. The first time you insert the modem in the computer, it takes a few seconds for the modem to locate the network. While it is scanning for a network, the Connect button is unavailable.
Once the software is successfully installed and the profile is set up, the modem is ready to use. 1.
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If you are using a Mac computer, see page 17.
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Anytime you use the modem with the same computer, TRU‐
Install verifies that the correct software is already installed. This process takes a few seconds.
If you need to re‐install the software, see page 27.
For information on using Rogers Connection Manager, see “Connection management software” on page 24 or view the Online Help that comes with Rogers Connection Manager.
Mac OS X
1.
After inserting the modem, double‐click the installer package.
If you do not see the installer package:
a. Open Finder.
b. Under Devices, click Rogers.
c.
Double click the installer package.
2.
Follow the on‐screen instructions.
3.
Restart your computer when prompted.
Mac OS X 10.5 and higher:
1.
When your computer detects the modem, the message ʺNew network interfaces have been detectedʺ appears.
2.
Click the Network Preferences... button.
3.
In the Network window, click Apply.
4.
Click the Rogers Connection Manager Connect button to connect to the network.
Mac OS X 10.4.11:
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After your computer restarts, go to Applications > System
Preferences > Network. The New Port Detected pop‐up window opens on top of the network window.
2.
Click OK.
3.
Click Apply and then close the window.
4.
Click the Rogers Connection Manager Connect button to connect to the network.
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Attach the modem to the
lanyard
To keep everything together, thread the lanyard through the cap and the modem, as shown in the illustrations. ➊
➋
➌
➍
You can also attach the lanyard to the cap.
➊
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3: Using your USB Modem
• USB modem LED
operation
• Using the microSD
card
• Using the extension
cable and clip
• Connection
management
software
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USB modem features
USB modems have a USB connector and slots for a SIM card and a microSD external storage card. LEDs on the front of the modem provide status information.
Power LED
Data LED
microSD card slot
SIM card slot
USB connector
Cap
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LED operation
The USB modem has two LEDs that show the current status of the modem.
LED
Power
Data
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State
Indicates
Off
Indicates one of the following states:
• The modem is not inserted in the computer.
• The computer is off or in “suspend and resume” mode.
• The modem radio has been turned off using Rogers Connection
Manager (see “Enable Airplane mode” on page 25) or another
connection client.
Solid Blue
The power is on, the modem is working normally.
Blinking Blue
The firmware is being updated.
Do not remove the modem from the computer.
Blinking Amber
The modem is searching for service (initializing).
Solid Amber
Modem error—either the modem is having a problem initializing
(searching for service) or is offline because of a failure.
Contact your service provider.
Off
The modem is unable to detect 3G service.
Blinking Blue
The modem has detected a 3G network (UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+) and is
ready to connect.
Solid Blue
The modem is connected to a 3G network and can send and receive
data.
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Using your USB Modem
Using the microSD card
Some Sierra Wireless modems can accommodate a microSD external storage card.
To use a microSD card:
If there is a non‐functional microSD card in the slot, gently remove it.
2.
Insert the microSD card into the slot, as shown in the illus‐
tration.
3.
Insert the modem into the computer.
®
1.
If the computer does not have Rogers Connection Manager installed, you may be given the option to install it. If you do not want to install Rogers Connection Manager, cancel the installation. You can use the microSD card without having Rogers Connection Manager installed.
The microSD card appears as a USB memory drive. You can copy, paste, and drag files to and from it the same way as you can with any other external drive.
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Removing the microSD card
To remove the microSD card:
Open the flap on the side of the modem.
2.
Gently pull the microSD card out.
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®
1.
Removing the SIM card
To remove the SIM card from the modem, see Figure 3‐1.
Figure 3-1: Removing the SIM card from a USB modem
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Using your USB Modem
Using the extension cable and
clip
Some USB modems may come with an extension cable and clip. The clip fits on the top of your notebook computer and holds your modem.
Note: To meet FCC (regulatory) requirements, use only the supplied
extension cable and notebook computer clip; other cables and
notebook computer clips should not be used.
Note: Do not insert the modem or the USB extension cable into a
USB hub or, if your keyboard is separate from your notebook
computer, a USB slot on your keyboard.
To use the extension cable and clip:
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Place the clip on top of the notebook computer.
2.
Connect the extension cable to the modem.
3.
Place the modem in the clip holder.
4.
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Connection management
software
Your modem comes with Rogers Connection Manager.
Note: Rogers Connection Manager is compatible with earlier Sierra
Wireless modems. You can set Rogers Connection Manager to
automatically check for updates. For more information, see the
Rogers Connection Manager Help (select Help > Help topics).
Rogers Connection Manager enables you to:
•
Initiate data connections
•
Determine signal strength, roaming status, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA/HSUPA availability, and other network connection parameters
•
Monitor the status of the modem and network coverage
•
Send and receive SMS messages
•
Monitor your data usage
•
Enable or disable SIM security that prevents others from using your SIM card if it is lost or stolen
•
Set options related to notifications and the Rogers Connection Manager window
•
Create or modify an account profile
You do not need to run Rogers Connection Manager when you use the modem, but Rogers Connection Manager does provide useful status information.
Launching Rogers Connection Manager
Windows
Unless this feature has been disabled, Rogers Connection Manager launches automatically when you insert the modem. You can also launch Rogers Connection Manager by:
•
Double‐clicking the desktop shortcut.
‐or‐
•
Selecting Start > Programs > Rogers Connection Manager Sierra Wireless.
Depending on how your profile is configured, your browser, VPN, or other program may launch automatically anytime you launch Rogers Connection Manager.
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Using your USB Modem
Mac OS
•
Navigate to the Applications > Rogers Connection Manager
folder and double‐click Rogers Connection Manager.
Enable Airplane mode
Immediately
When you enable Airplane mode, the radio transmitter/
receiver turns off. Use this mode when you are on an airplane or in any area where the use of wireless devices is restricted.
To enable Airplane mode:
1.
From the main menu, select Enable Airplane Mode.
When you exit Rogers Connection Manager
You also have the option to enable Airplane mode when you exit Rogers Connection Manager. If you do not need to receive or send data after shutting Rogers Connection Manager down, using this option helps to extend the life of the computer’s battery.
To enable Airplane mode when you exit Rogers Connection Manager:
1.
Open the User Options window.
2.
Under Startup, select the On exit field, and from the drop‐
down list, select Enable Airplane Mode. 3.
Click OK.
Frequency band and network selection
3G Watcher has two options that affect your ability to obtain GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA/HSUPA or HSPA+ service:
•
The frequency band you want to use
•
The network you want to use, if you are within the coverage area of more than one network
Note: Your service provide may not permit manual network selection.
If network selection is restricted, the Network button in the Preferences pane will be disabled.
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Frequency band selection
Every GSM network operates on one set of frequency bands. The modem is designed to change frequency bands automati‐
cally to obtain network service. You can also change frequency bands manually.
To change frequency bands manually:
Windows
Mac
1.
From the main window,
select Tools > Options >
Network.
1.
Select Rogers
Connection Manager >
Preferences > Network.
2.
In the Frequency Band field,
select an option from the
drop-down list.
2.
In the Frequency Band
field, select the desired
frequency band from the
drop-down list.
Note: Unless your service provider specifies otherwise, it is recommended that you use the Automatic setting.
More information is available in the Rogers Connection Manager Online Help. From the main Rogers Connection Manager window, select Help > Help Topics (Windows) or Help >
Rogers Connection Manager Help (Mac).
Network selection
To change your network selection mode:
Windows
1.
From the main window, select Tools > Options >
Network > Network
Selection Mode.
2.
Select an option from the
Network Selection Mode
drop-down list.
Mac
1.
Select Rogers
Connection Manager >
Preferences > Network.
2.
Select an option in the
Network Selection Mode
field.
Depending on your location, you may be within the coverage area of several networks. Your ability to obtain service on each network depends on your account. Your options for network selection are:
•
Automatic —The modem automatically selects a network based on your account and network availability.
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Manual —The modem scans the area and displays a list of detected GSM networks.
If you select a network on which you cannot obtain service, the message, “Failed to register with network” appears. Choose a different network.
More information is available in the Rogers Connection Manager Online Help. From the main Rogers Connection Manager window, select Help > Help Topics (Windows) or Help >
Rogers Connection Manager Help (Mac).
Reinstalling the software
(Windows)
If you need to reinstall or repair the Rogers Connection Manager software:
Note: Do not remove the
modem until the software installation process is complete.
1.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
2.
Uninstall Rogers Connection Manager.
3.
Insert the modem into your computer.
4.
Follow the on‐screen instructions.
Or, in Rogers Connection Manager:
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1.
Select Tools > Software Installation Mode.
2.
Follow the on‐screen instructions.
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4: Care and Maintenance of Your
USB Modem
4
As with any electronic device, the modem must be handled with care to ensure reliable operation. Follow these guidelines when you use and store your modem: Rev 1.1 Jan. 10
•
Do not apply adhesive labels to the SIM card. This may cause it to jam inside the slot, or prevent it from being inserted properly.
•
When not installed in your computer, store the modem and SIM card in a safe place.
•
USB‐connected modems should fit easily into your computer’s USB port. Forcing the modem into the port may damage the connector pins.
•
Protect the modem from liquids, dust, and excessive heat. (See the “Environmental specifications” on page 32 for maximum tolerances.)
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5: Technical Specifications
5
Radio frequency and electrical
specifications
Table 5-1: Radio frequency and electrical
specifications
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Compliance
GSM Release 6
Transmit
GSM 1900 (PCS): 1850 – 1910 MHz
GSM 1800 (DCS):1710 – 1785 MHz
EGSM 900: 880 – 915 MHz
GSM 850: 824 – 849 MHz
WCDMA 2100 (Band I): 1920 – 1980 MHz
WCDMA 1900 (Band II): 1850 – 1910 MHz
WCDMA 850 (Band V): 824 – 849 MHz
WCDMA 800 (Band VI): 830 – 840 MHz
Receive
GSM 1900 (PCS): 1930 to 1990 MHz
GSM 1800 (DCS): 1805 to 1880 MHz
EGSM 900: 925 to 960 MHz
GSM 850: 869 to 894 MHz
WCDMA 2100 (Band I): 2110 to 2170 MHz
WCDMA 1900 (Band II): 1930 to 1990 MHz
WCDMA 850 (Band V): 869 to 894 MHz
WCDMA 800 (Band VI): 875 to 885 MHz
Channel
spacing
200 kHz (GSM)
5 MHz (WCDMA)
Channel raster
200 kHz
Frequency
stability
0.1 ppm
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Environmental specifications
32
Operating
temperature
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage
temperature
-20°C to +85°C (-4°F to +185°F)
Humidity
85%, non-condensing
Vibration
Random vibration, 10 to 1000 Hz, nominal
6G RMS in each of 3 mutually perpendicular
axes. Test duration of 60 minutes for each
axis, for a total test time of 3 hours (nonoperating).
Drop
1 m on concrete on each of 6 faces, 2 times
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6: Regulatory and Safety
Information
6
Notice
Because of the nature of wireless communications, trans‐
mission and reception of data can never be guaranteed. Data may be delayed, corrupted (that is, have errors), or be totally lost. Although significant delays or losses of data are rare when wireless devices such as the Sierra Wireless modem are used in a normal manner with a well‐constructed network, the Sierra Wireless modem should not be used in situations where failure to transmit or receive data could result in damage of any kind to the user or any other party, including but not limited to personal injury, death, or loss of property. Sierra Wireless and its affiliates accept no responsibility for damages of any kind resulting from delays or errors in data transmitted or received using the Sierra Wireless modem, or for failure of the Sierra Wireless modem to transmit or receive such data.
Safety and hazards
The modem MUST BE POWERED OFF in all areas that may be susceptible to radio interference, in particular:
•
Prohibited areas
Obey all signs and notices and follow all rules and regula‐
tions. Power off the modem when instructed to do so or when you suspect that it may cause interference or danger.
•
In areas where blasting is in progress
•
Where explosive atmospheres may be present
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are not always clearly marked. Such areas include gas stations, fuel depots, chemical transfer or storage facilities, areas where blasting is in progress, areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust, or metal pow‐
ders, and any other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your cellular phone or vehicle engine.
•
Near medical or life‐support equipment
Medical equipment may be susceptible to any form of radio interference. In such areas the modem can transmit signals that could interfere with this equipment.
•
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On board aircraft
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In addition to Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) require‐
ments, many airline regulations state that you must sus‐
pend wireless operations before boarding an aircraft. The modem is capable of transmitting signals that could inter‐
fere with various onboard systems and controls. Failure to observe this instruction may lead to suspension or denial of cellular telephone services to the offender, legal action, or both.
Some airlines may permit the use of cellular phones while the aircraft is on the ground and the door is open. The modem may be used normally at this time.
•
While operating a vehicle
The driver or operator of any vehicle should not use a wireless data device while in control of a vehicle. Doing so detracts from the driver or operatorʹs ability to control and operate the vehicle. In some countries, using such commu‐
nications devices while in control of a vehicle is an offence.
Regulatory information for
North America
CAUTION: Unauthorized modifications or changes not expressly approved by Sierra Wireless, Inc. could void compliance with regulatory rules, and thereby your authority to use this equipment.
The design of the Sierra Wireless modems complies with U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada (IC) guidelines respecting safety levels of radio frequency (RF) exposure for portable devices, which in turn are consistent with the following safety standards previously set by Canadian, U.S. and international standards bodies:
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•
ANSI/IEEE C95.1‐1999, IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromag‐
netic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz
•
National Council on Radiation Protection and Measure‐
ments (NCRP) Report 86, ‐1986, Biological Effects and Exposure Criteria for Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
•
Health Canada, Safety Code 6, 1999, Limits of Human Exposure to Radio frequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz
•
International Commission on Non‐Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) 1998, Guidelines for limiting exposure to time‐varying electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields (up to 300 GHz)
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Regulatory and Safety Information
Caution: The Sierra Wireless USB modem must be 1 cm or more
from the user and bystanders during operation to satisfy FCC/IC RF
exposure requirements. It is approved for use with normal-size
notebook computers only (typically with 12-inch or larger display
screens). For notebook computers with a display screen smaller than
12 inches or if the orientation of the USB slot does not allow for at
least 1 cm between the modem and the user or bystanders, use the
provided extension cable and clip to ensure a safe distance between
the modem antenna and users or bystanders.
To meet FCC/IC requirements, use only the supplied USB extension
cable and laptop clip; other cables and laptop clips should not be
used.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the condition that these devices do not cause harmful interference.
Where appropriate, the use of the equipment is subject to the following conditions:
Warning: (EMI) – United States FCC Information –
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference
in an appropriate 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 communication. 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: Rev 1.1 Jan. 10
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
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If you have purchased this product under a United States Government contract, it shall be subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations (DFARs) Section 252.227‐7013 for Department of Defense contracts, and as set forth in Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FARs) Section 52.227‐19 for civilian agency contracts or any successor regulations. If further government regulations apply, it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with such regulations.
Regulatory information for EU
countries
Sierra Wireless hereby declares that the Sierra Wireless USB wireless modem conform to all the essential requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC:
The Declaration of Conformity made under Directive 1999/5/
EC is available for viewing at the following location in the EU community:
Sierra Wireless (UK), Limited
Lakeside House
1 Furzeground Way, Stockley Park East
Uxbridge, Middlesex
UB11 1BD
England
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Index
A
account, 10
Airplane mode, 25
C
channel raster, 31
channel spacing, 31
clip, 23
connect to the network, 16
coverage area, 10
microSD, 9, 21
modem, inserting, 15
N
network
overview, 10
selection, 26
notebook computer clip, 23
O
operating systems supported, 13
D
driver, 11
P
profile, 13, 16
E
electrical specifications, 31
environmental specifications, 32
extension cable, 23
external memory storage, 9, 21
external SD, 9, 21
external storage card, 21
F
flash drive, 21
frequencies
receive, 31
transmit, 31
frequency stability, 31
H
humidity, 32
L
lanyard, 18
launching Rogers Connection Manager, 24
LEDs, 20
M
Macintosh OSX support, 13
memory card, 9
memory required, 13
micro external memory card, 21
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R
radio frequency specifications, 31
receive frequencies, 31
regulatory information, 33
requirements, software, 14
RF specifications, 31
roaming, 10
Rogers Connection Manager
introduction, 24
launching, 24
Rogers Connection Manager, description, 11
S
safety notice, 33
SIM card
inserting, 14
removing, 22
software installation, 15
software requirements, 14
specifications, 31– 32
electrical, 31
environmental, 32
radio frequency, 31
storage
temperature, 32
when not using card, 29
system requirements, 13
T
technical specifications, 31– 32
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temperature, 32
transmit frequencies, 31
TRU‐Install, 9, 15, 15
turn radio off on exit, 25
U
USB modem, inserting, 15
USB port requirements, 13
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V
vibration, 32
W
Windows 7 support, 13
Windows Vista support, 13
Windows XP support, 13
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