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AirCard® 800 Series
Wireless Network Cards
arInstallation
Guide
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Table of Contents
Introducing the AirCard 800 Series Wireless Network Cards . . .7
AirCard 800 Series wireless network cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported operating systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The AirCard modem as a network card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS service support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frequency band support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Your account and coverage area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
AirCard modem software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Before you can begin using the AirCard modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The SIM Card and Your Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Inserting a SIM card into your AirCard modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Removing a SIM card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Attaching the antenna to your AirCard modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Software and Driver Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Installation on Windows XP, 2000, and Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Installation on Windows NT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the AirCard modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the network card driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the modem driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the interrupt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Setting Internet Explorer to use the AirCard modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Configuring Your Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Setting up a profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Care and Maintenance of Your Network Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Stopping and ejecting the AirCard modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Watcher Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Launching Watcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
The Watcher window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Icons and indicators on the main Watcher window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
View options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Status icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Turning the radio on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Frequency band and network selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Frequency band selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Network selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
LED operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Radio frequency and electrical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Environmental specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Sending GSM commands to the network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Regulatory and Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Important notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety and hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
EU regulatory conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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1: Introducing the AirCard 800 Series
Wireless Network Cards
• AirCard 800 Series
wireless network cards
• Your account and
coverage area
• AirCard modem
software
• Before you can begin
using the AirCard
modem
• Package contents
AirCard 800 Series wireless
network cards
The AirCard 800 Series 3G wireless network cards are modems
for your PC that allow you to connect to the Internet, send and
receive e-mail, connect to a corporate network/VPN, or view
streaming video, without the need of a network cable or phone
line.
Caution: Do not insert your
AirCard modem into your PC
Card slot before installing the
software.
The AirCard modem fits into the standard (Type II) PC Card
slot available on most notebook PCs.
Supported operating systems
The AirCard modems work in:
• Notebook PCs running Windows XP, 2000, Me, NT 4.0, or
98 SE. (See “Software and Driver Installation” on page 17
for more details.)
The AirCard modem as a network card
The AirCard modem can be configured to provide the
“always-on” data connection that an Ethernet card or other
wired LAN card provides. That is, you can set options in
Watcher™ (a program that comes with the AirCard modem)
that causes the AirCard modem to establish a network
connection whenever you insert it, assuming GSM, GPRS,
EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA service is available. (See “HSDPA,
UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS service support” on page 8.)
Otherwise, you can configure Watcher to connect only when
you click the Connect button.
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The AirCard modem connection provides access to the
Internet. Once the connection is established, you can open your
browser and connect to any web site available on the Internet,
or access other Internet services (such as e-mail).
HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS service
support
GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, and HSDPA are add-on data services to
GSM mobile phone networks. The maximum data speeds
when connected on these services are:
• GPRS (General Packet Radio Service)—56 kbps (kilobits
per second)
• EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment)—216 kbps
• UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System)—
384 kbps
• HSDPA (High Speed Download Packet Access)—up to
1.8 Mbps (Megabits per second) on the downlink (receive)
with 500 to 800 kbps typical
GPRS and EDGE are 2G (second generation) data services.
UMTS and HSDPA are 3G (third generation) data services.
When establishing a connection, your AirCard modem uses
the fastest available service. If, for example, you are using an
AirCard modem in an area that has GPRS and EDGE service
but not UMTS or HSDPA service, the AirCard modem
connects using EDGE service.
Once the connection is established, you have access to all
Internet services.
Frequency band support
Every GSM network operates on one of these radio frequency
bands, in providing 2G (GPRS or EDGE) service:
• 850 MHz band—(also called the cellular band) used by
some North American service providers
• 900 MHz band—used by some European service
providers
• 1800 MHz band—used by some European and Asian
service providers
• 1900 MHz band—(also called the PCS band) used by
many North American service providers
Every network that offers 3G UMTS/HSDPA service does so on
one of these bands:
• WCDMA 850—used by North American service providers
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• WCDMA 1900—used by North American service
providers
• WCDMA 2100—used by European, Asian, and Australian
service providers
The AirCard 850 modem and AirCard 860 modem support all
of the 2G bands. The AirCard 850 modem supports the
WCDMA 2100 3G band (for use outside of North America).
The AirCard 860 modem supports the WCDMA 850 and
WCDMA 1900 bands (for North American use).
Your account and coverage area
Note: If you purchased the
AirCard modem from a GSM
service provider, you may
already have an account.
Otherwise, your retailer should
be able to provide you with the
names of companies that
provide this service.
Companies that operate GSM networks and provide access to
those networks are called service providers. You must have an
account with a GSM service provider that offers HSDPA or
UMTS service to use the AirCard modem’s 3G capability. (The
AirCard modem is backward compatible to 2G service.)
When you obtain your account, you are given a SIM card, also
called a “smart card” or “smart chip”. (Depending on how you
purchased your AirCard modem, you may already have an
account, and your SIM card may have been included in your
package.) The SIM card contains account information and
must be inserted in the AirCard modem anytime you use it.
Before you can use the AirCard modem, you must install the
AirCard modem software and ensure that your AirCard
modem is configured to use your account. Instructions on
completing these steps are provided in the chapters that
follow.
Once installed and configured, you can connect to the Internet
with the AirCard modem in any area in which you can obtain
GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA service. 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).
• Proximity to a GSM network—You must be within the
coverage area of a GSM network in order to use the
AirCard modem.
• Service provider—If you are within the coverage area of a
network that is not operated by your own service provider,
you can only obtain service if there is a roaming agreement
between your service provider and the network operator.
• 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 AirCard
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modem, regardless of roaming agreements or account
provisions.
Most service providers have coverage maps on their web sites.
AirCard modem software
The AirCard modem comes with this software (made by Sierra
Wireless):
• The Watcher program that you use to manage the AirCard
modem and monitor your connections
• The driver software that forms the interface between the
network card and your Windows operating system
• The Network Adapter Manager software that allows you
to switch between the AirCard modem and other network
cards
Before you can begin using the
AirCard modem
Before you can use the AirCard modem for the first time you
must:
1. Install the AirCard modem software: Watcher, the
Network Adapter Manager, and the AirCard modem
driver.
2. Attach the antenna, insert the SIM into the AirCard
modem and insert the AirCard modem into your PC Card
slot. (Do not insert the AirCard modem before installing
the software.)
3. Obtain a GSM account (if this wasn’t done when you
purchased the AirCard modem).
4. Configure the AirCard modem to use your account (unless
it was pre-configured.)
5. If your Internet browser is configured to use a dial-up
modem, you may need to set it to use a network card.
The next chapters guide you through this process.
Package contents
Your AirCard modem package contains the following:
• AirCard modem
• Antenna
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• Installation CD containing the AirCard modem software
and this installation guide
• Quick start guide
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2: The SIM Card and Your Account
• Inserting a SIM card
into your AirCard
modem
• Removing a SIM card
• Attaching the antenna
to your AirCard
modem
Note: Without a valid SIM card
and a valid account, your
AirCard modem will not work.
You require a GSM account and a SIM (Subscriber Identity
Module) card to use the AirCard modem. The SIM card is a
small chip (about the size of a postage stamp) that you insert
into the AirCard modem. The SIM contains account infor­
mation used by the network to validate your access.
Depending on how you purchased your AirCard modem, you
may already have an account. In this case, the SIM should be
included in your package. Otherwise, your retailer should
direct you to a local company that provides GSM service.
To activate an account, the service provider needs from you:
• Billing information (such as a credit card number) used to
collect payment for your network usage
• Possibly the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment
Identity), depending on your service provider. This
number, printed on the AirCard modem box and on the
AirCard modem label, identifies your device (AirCard
modem model) on the GSM network.
Note: Keep a written record, in a
secure place, of the account
information that your service
provider gives you. Instructions
on creating a profile are in the
section “Configuring Your
Account” on page 25.
Your AirCard modem must be configured to use your account.
If purchased from a service provider, your AirCard modem
may have been pre-configured. Otherwise, you must set up a
profile in Watcher. Instructions on setting up a profile are
described in Chapter 4.
If you change GSM service providers (such as if you move to a
new city), you will need a new SIM card from your new
service provider. You will also need to set up a new profile.
Inserting a SIM card into your
AirCard modem
To install your SIM card into the AirCard modem, follow these
steps:
1. If your SIM is attached to a card, detach it and remove any
fragments of the card stuck to the SIM.
2. Hold the AirCard modem with the label on top and the
antenna closest to you.
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3. Locate the thin SIM card slot on the left side of the AirCard
modem PC Card’s antenna end.
4. Orient the SIM card, as shown in the diagram on the
bottom side of the AirCard modem.
Note: To prevent the SIM from
becoming jammed in the AirCard
modem slot, ensure the edge of
the SIM is smooth before
inserting it. Do not attach labels
to your SIM as this may also
cause it to become jammed.
5. Insert the end of the SIM card into the slot, and gently
push it until it is fully inserted.
Figure 2-1: Inserting the SIM card Into the AirCard modem SIM card slot
Once the SIM card is properly inserted, it should not
extend beyond the end of the card.
Removing a SIM card
To remove the SIM card, you will need a narrow object, such
as a pen or a straightened paper clip, to push into the eject
hole.
1. Place the AirCard modem on a smooth, hard surface such
as a tabletop.
2. Position your pen or paper-clip above the eject hole, which
is on the top surface of the AirCard modem housing, just
to the right of the SIM card slot. (See Figure 2-2.)
3. Press down gently (without excessive force) on the eject
hole. The SIM card should pop out of its slot.
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Figure 2-2: Ejecting the SIM card
4.
Gently pull the SIM card from the slot until it slides free.
Attaching the antenna to your
AirCard modem
The antenna attaches to the gold-plated connector on the end
of the AirCard modem.
Figure 2-3: Attaching the antenna to the AirCard modem
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3: Software and Driver Installation
• System requirements
• Installation on
Windows XP, 2000,
and Me
• Installation on
Windows NT
• Setting Internet
Explorer to use the
AirCard modem
System requirements
The AirCard modem is supported on:
• Windows XP (Home and Professional versions)
• Windows 2000
• Windows Me
• Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6a and Networking
installed
• Windows 98 SE
To install the AirCard modem, you require these system
resources:
Table 3-1: System resource requirements
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Card slots
1 Type II PCMCIA (PC Card) slot
Disk drive
CD-ROM
I/O resources
1 IRQ, 40 bytes I/O space
Memory
32 MB
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Installation on Windows XP,
2000, and Me
Note: Users of Windows 2000
must be logged in with adminis
trative privileges. Users of
Windows XP may require admin
istrative privileges.
Note: If you are running Windows 98 SE, Me, or 2000, Windows
Installer Redistributable 2.0 must be installed. This is available on the
Microsoft web site, www.microsoft.com.
Note: You may require your Windows CD. Ensure you have the CD
before proceeding.
1. If the AirCard modem CD is not already in your CD-ROM
drive, insert it. The CD should autostart and display a
menu.
If the CD does not autostart, select Start > Run and enter
d:\setup.exe where d is the drive letter of your CD-ROM
drive.
2. From the CD start-up menu, select your language, then
notebook installation, and then the link under notebook
software installation to launch the installer.
Note: The installer runs twice—
once to install Watcher and once
to install the Network Adapter
Manager.
3. Use the Next and Back buttons to navigate through the
installer.
4. If the SIM is not already inserted in your AirCard modem,
insert it. (See page 13.) If the antenna is not yet attached,
attach it. (See page 15.) With the label facing up, insert the
AirCard modem into your PC Card slot.
Note: Do not forcefully insert the
AirCard modem. This may
damage connector pins. If you
have more than one PC Card
slot, you may obtain better signal
strength using the top slot.
Figure 3-1: Inserting the AirCard modem
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To close the CD start-up menu, click the exit option in the lower
right corner of the window.
Watcher should launch automatically when the AirCard
modem is inserted. If your AirCard modem has not yet been configured to use your account, you are prompted to do so. See “Setting up a profile” on page 26.
Installation on Windows NT
Note: The AirCard modem
driver requires that Windows
Networking is installed. Also
the PC Card slots must be
enabled. If you are not certain
that networking is installed
and the slots enabled, see the
Windows NT user documen
tation for instructions. You
must be logged in with admin
istrative privileges.
Note: You must re-install the Windows NT Service Pack after you
install the AirCard modem driver. Ensure you have your Service Pack
CD before you begin. (Version 6a is supported.)
Note: Windows Installer Redistributable 2.0 must be installed. This is
available on the Microsoft web site, www.microsoft.com.
Note: The Performance Data Helper DLL, PDH.DLL, must be
installed. You can download this from the Microsoft web site.
Note: You may require your Windows CD. Ensure that you have the
CD before proceeding.
1. If the AirCard modem CD is not already in your CD-ROM
drive, insert it. The CD should autostart and display a
menu.
If the CD does not autostart, select Start > Run and enter
d:\setup.exe where d is the drive letter of your CD-ROM
drive.
2. From the CD start-up menu, select notebook installation and
then the link under notebook software installation to launch
the installer.
Note: The installer runs twice—
once to install Watcher and once
to install the Network Adapter
Manager.
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3. Use the Next and Back buttons to navigate through the
installer.
When the software installation is complete, exit the startup
menu by clicking exit in the lower right corner.
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Inserting the AirCard modem
Note: Your PC must be off
whenever you insert or eject the
AirCard modem.
1. Close all Windows programs and turn your PC off.
2. If the SIM is not inserted in your AirCard modem, insert it.
(See page 13.) If the antenna is not attached, attach it. (See
page 15.) With the label facing up, insert the AirCard
modem into your PC Card slot:
Note: Do not forcefully insert the
AirCard modem. This may
damage connector pins. If you
have more than one PC Card
slot, you may obtain better signal
strength using the top slot.
Figure 3-2: Inserting the AirCard modem
3. Turn on your PC.
4. Log on as Administrator.
Note: Depending on how
Windows NT is configured, the
prompts and windows described
here may not appear in the
precise order indicated. Use
these instructions as a guideline.
Installing the network card driver
1. Open the Control Panel by selecting Start > Settings >
Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon to open the Network
window.
3. Click the Adapters tab in the Network window.
4. Click the Add... button to open the Select Network Adapter
window.
5. Click the Have Disk... button to open the Insert Disk
window.
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Note: The AirCard modem will
not function with the default
settings for the I/O port, interrupt,
and COM port if any of these
resources are allocated to
another network card or other
device. If you are familiar with
the Windows NT Diagnostics
window, you can check to see if
these resources are available.
Otherwise, leave the default
settings and, if the AirCard
modem does not function
following the driver installation,
see the instructions on changing
the interrupt on page 22.
6. Enter the path to the drivers as follows (where c is the
drive letter for your hard drive):
· For the AirCard 850 modem: c:\Program Files\Sierra
Wireless Inc\AirCard 800 Series\Drivers\WinNT-AC850
· For the AirCard 860 modem: c:\Program Files\Sierra
Wireless Inc\AirCard 800 Series\Drivers\WinNT-AC860
Click OK to open the Select OEM Option window in which
Sierra Wireless 3G Adapter is selected.
7. Click OK. A window opens showing the settings for the
I/O port (0x800), interrupt (10) and COM port (4).
8. If you are aware that these resources are in use by another
device (see the note in the margin), change the settings and
click OK. Otherwise, click OK to use the default settings.
Windows then copies the driver files.
9. Click Close to close the Network window and open the
Microsoft TCP/IP Properties window.
10. Select Sierra Wireless 3G Adapter in the Adapter field and
select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP Server radio button.
11. Click Yes to confirm that DHCP is to be used.
12. Click OK to close the TCP/IP Properties window.
13. Click No if prompted to restart your PC. (You can install
the modem driver before restarting your PC.)
On completion of this step, the network card driver is installed
and you can proceed to install the modem driver. Follow the
instructions in the next section.
Installing the modem driver
1. In the Control Panel, double-click the Modems icon. If the
Install New Modem wizard opens, skip to Step 3.
Otherwise, proceed to Step 2.
2. Click the Add button to open the Install New Modem
wizard.
3. Select Don’t detect my modem, I will select it from a list and click
Next.
4. Select the Have Disk button.
5. Enter the path to the drivers as follows (where c is the
drive letter for your hard drive):
· For the AirCard 850 modem: c:\Program Files\Sierra
Wireless Inc\AirCard 800 Series\Drivers\WinNT-AC850
· For the AirCard 860 modem: c:\Program Files\Sierra
Wireless Inc\AirCard 800 Series\Drivers\WinNT-AC860
Click OK.
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6. Verify that Sierra Wireless AirCard 3G Modem is displayed
and click Next.
7. Select the Selected Ports radio button and select the same
communications port used for the network card driver
(COM 4 unless you changed it). Click Next.
8. Click Finish.
9. Click Close to close the Network Properties window.
Note: You must restart your PC
to complete the installation.
10. If you are prompted to restart your PC, click Yes.
Otherwise restart your PC from the Start menu.
11. When the PC restarts, re-install your Service Pack.
On completion of this step, the modem driver is installed and
you can proceed to configure the AirCard modem to use your
account (if it was not preactivated). See “Configuring Your
Account” on page 25“.
Changing the interrupt
If the message, “Communication Failed!…” occurs when you
start Watcher, a possible reason is that you have assigned an
interrupt to the AirCard modem that has also been assigned to
another device.
To change the interrupt assigned to the AirCard modem:
1. Open the Control Panel by selecting Start > Settings >
Control Panel.
2. Double click the Network icon.
3. Select the Adapters tab.
4. Select Sierra Wireless 3G Adapter and click the Properties…
button.
5. Use the drop-down list to change the interrupt to another
number and click OK.
6. Close the Network window by clicking the Close button.
7. Restart your PC.
8. If the AirCard modem still does not function properly,
repeat the procedure, selecting a different interrupt.
Setting Internet Explorer to use
the AirCard modem
If you are using Internet Explorer as your browser, and it is set
to connect to the Internet through a dial-up modem, you must
set it to use a LAN (local area network) card.
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To set Internet Explorer version 5 or 6 to use a LAN, follow
these steps:
1. In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options.
2. Click the Connections tab.
3. Click Setup to run the Internet Connection wizard.
4. Select the option “I want to set up my Internet connection
manually, or I want to connect through a local area network
(LAN).” Click Next.
5. Select “I connect through a local area network (LAN)”. Click
Next.
6. Ensure no check boxes are selected in the “Local area
network Internet configuration” window and click Next.
7. Select No when prompted to set up an Internet mail
account and click Next.
Click Finish to exit the wizard.
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4: Configuring Your Account
•
Setting up a profile
Profiles contain account information used by the AirCard
modem to establish connections. At least one profile must be
set up on the AirCard modem before you can use it. The
profile(s) may have been stored on the AirCard modem before
you purchased it. Otherwise, your service provider should
give you all the information you need to set up the profile(s)
you require.
Depending on your service provider, some or all of this infor­
mation must be entered into your profile:
• User Name
• Password
• APN (Access Point Name)
• IP (Internet Protocol) Address (if the address is not
automatically assigned by the network)
• Use of IP header compression
• DNS (Domain Name Server) address or addresses
Your service provider may give you only one APN in which
case you require only one profile. Some service providers
assign separate APNs for separate purposes. For example,
some service providers supply one APN to use for Internet
browsing and a different APN to use with a VPN. In this case
you must set up multiple profiles. The AirCard modem allows
for up to sixteen profiles.
Most service providers have one or two standard profiles that
all or most of their subscribers are expected to use. Most of
these standard profiles have been pre-defined in Watcher,
allowing you to select a standard profile, rather than creating it
manually.
One of your profiles must be set as the “default” profile. This is
the one that is used if you select the Connect button without
selecting a profile. The default profile is also used if you set the
AirCard modem to autoconnect. If you are using the AirCard
modem to access a network that requires you to provide a
password each time you connect, you must set the connection
mode for your profile to prompt for password (in which case
you must connect manually).
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Setting up a profile
Note: You cannot set up a
profile before installing the
software. (See page 17.)
To determine whether you have a profile:
1. Insert the SIM into the AirCard modem if it is not already
inserted. (See page 13.)
2. Insert the AirCard modem into the PC Card slot if it is not
already inserted. (See page 20.)
3. If Watcher is not running, start Watcher by selecting
Start > Programs > Sierra Wireless >3G Watcher > 3G Watcher
or double-clicking the desktop shortcut. If Watcher detects that no profile has been set up, you are prompted, “Would you like to configure a profile now?” Select Yes.
If this prompt does not appear, your AirCard modem may
have been preconfigured. You can verify that you have a
profile by selecting Tools > Connections to access the
AirCard modem tab of the Connections window, which
lists all profiles.
To create a profile:
1. On the Connections window, Click the add button
click WWAN profile.
and
2. If you want to use a pre-defined profile, in the Profile Name
field, select the profile from the drop-down list. Then skip
to Step 5.
3. Complete the fields in the Profile window by entering a
Profile Name (any meaningful description of the profile,
such as the name of your service provider) and User Name,
Password, and/or APN, if applicable.
4.
Select whether you want to make connections automati­
cally or manually, or whether you are required to provide
a password each time you make a connection:
· If you select Autoconnect, a connection is established
automatically whenever you insert the AirCard modem.
· If you select Manual, you must select the Connect button
on the main Watcher window to make a connection.
· If you select Prompt for Password, you must select Connect
and enter a password to make a connection. Use this
option if you have an external device that provides a
time-scheduled secure password for your corporate
network.
5. If you want to set Watcher to launch your Internet browser,
VPN, or any other program automatically, or if your
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service provider specified an IP address, or DNS
address(es), select the Advanced folder. Otherwise, click OK
and skip to Step 10.
6. Select the Launch after connecting field, and from the dropdown list, select which application, if any, you want
Watcher to automatically launch when a connection is
established with this profile:
· None—No application is autolaunched.
· Browser—Watcher autolaunches your default Internet
browser.
· MS VPN—Watcher autolaunches a Virtual Private
Network (VPN) connection.
· Application—Watcher autolaunches an installed VPN
program, or any other program.
7.
Complete the appropriate field, depending on the option
you chose in the Launch after connecting field:
· If you selected Browser, in the URL field—type the URL
for the web site you want to view on connection (such as
www.sierrawireless.com).
· If you selected Microsoft VPN—in the Microsoft VPN
(PPTP) connection field, select the VPN connection from
the drop-down list.
· If you selected Application, in the Application field—
enter the path to the program or use the browse button
to locate the .exe file for the software application you
want to autolaunch.
8. If your service provider has given you an IP address, in the
Advanced folder, click TCP/IP. Select Static IP and enter the
address in the field below. Otherwise select Dynamic IP.
(This is the default because most networks use dynamic IP
addressing.) Use the data compression or IP header
compression fields if supported by your service provider.
Note: The Use IP header compression field should NOT be used
unless your service provider is using this compression. The AirCard
modem cannot maintain a connection if this is enabled but not
supported on the network.
9. If you have a DNS address or addresses, click DNS Settings
and enter the address(es). (In most cases, it is not necessary
to enter a DNS address.)
10. If you have more than one profile, select Profiles, and in the
Default Profile field, choose the default profile from the
drop-down list. (The “default” profile is the one used by
the autoconnect feature and is used if you click Connect
without selecting a profile.)
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11. Click Apply to save the change without exiting the window,
or, click OK to save the change and exit the window.
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5: Care and Maintenance of Your
Network Card
• Stopping and ejecting
the AirCard modem
You can ensure reliable operation and long life of your
AirCard modem by adhering to these guidelines in storage
and use:
• Do not apply adhesive labels to the AirCard modem or
SIM. This may cause the AirCard modem or SIM to
become jammed inside the slot, or prevent it from being
inserted properly.
• When not installed in your computer, store the AirCard
modem and SIM in a safe place.
Note: Do not insert the AirCard
modem before installing the
software. See “Software and
Driver Installation” on page 17.
• Protect the card from liquids, dust, and excessive heat (see
“Environmental specifications” on page 39 for details).
• The AirCard modem should fit easily into your computer’s
PC Card slot. Forcing the AirCard modem into the slot
may damage the connector pins.
• Optimal signal strength is usually obtained when the
antenna is pointing straight up. The antenna should bend
easily at the hinge. Do not forcefully bend the antenna.
Figure 5-1: Proper positioning of the AirCard modem antenna
When you insert the AirCard modem in a notebook PC, the
following should happen:
• The PC beeps (unless the effect is disabled).
98
Windows PC Card icons
XP
Me/2000
• The PC Card icon appears in the status area (usually
located in the lower right corner of the screen) unless the
feature is disabled.
• The Network Adapter Manager icon
modem also appears in the status area.
for the AirCard
• Watcher launches (unless the autolaunch option is
disabled).
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Stopping and ejecting the
AirCard modem
To remove the AirCard modem:
1. Close Watcher if it is open.
2. Click the PC Card icon in the status area to display the
option to stop the card.
3. Click “Stop Sierra Wireless AirCard 3G Adapter Parent”
(Windows 98, 2000, or Me) or “Safely remove Sierra
Wireless AirCard 3G Adapter Parent” (Windows XP).
4. If a dialog box appears notifying you that it is safe to
remove the card, click OK.
5. Push the PC Card eject button on your computer to eject
the card.
Figure 5-2: Ejecting the AirCard modem from its slot
6.
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• Launching Watcher
• The Watcher window
• Icons and indicators
on the main Watcher
window
• View options
• Status icons
• Turning the radio on
and off
• Frequency band and
network selection
Watcher is the program you use to manage and monitor your
AirCard modem connections. Watcher allows you to:
• Create an account profile. (This is explained under “The
SIM Card and Your Account” on page 13.)
• Determine signal strength, roaming status, GPRS/EDGE/
UMTS/HSDPA availability, and other network connection
parameters
• Monitor the status of the AirCard modem and GSM
service
• Initiate data connections
• 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 Watcher
window
Note: It takes up to 20 seconds
for Watcher to become fully
functional after launch.
If you set your account profile to autoconnect (see page 26),
you do not need to run Watcher when you use the AirCard
modem, but Watcher does provide useful status information.
Launching Watcher
Unless the feature has been disabled, Watcher launches
automatically anytime you insert the AirCard modem. You can
also launch Watcher by:
• Double-clicking the desktop shortcut,
or
• Selecting Start > Programs > Sierra Wireless > 3G Watcher >
3G Watcher
Depending on how your profile is configured, your browser,
VPN, or other program may launch automatically anytime you
launch Watcher. See page 27.
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The Watcher window
Note: To get help in Watcher,
select Help > Help Topics. You
can also display help by pressing
<F1> in most windows.
Roaming
Compact
view
Minimize
Close
GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/
HSDPA coverage
Signal strength
Indicator area
Profile drop-down list
Figure 6-1: The Watcher window.
Icons and indicators on the
main Watcher window
These icons are used on the main Watcher window:
Table 6-1: Icons and indicators in Watcher
Device status. If an icon of the AirCard modem
with an “X” is displayed, Watcher is unable to
detect the AirCard modem. This indicates that
the AirCard modem is not fully inserted into the
PC Card slot or the device is powered down.
You may be able to resolve this problem by
restarting Watcher, powering up the AirCard
modem, stopping, ejecting, and reinserting the
AirCard modem, or restarting your PC.
Signal strength and service status. The
number of bars beside the antenna increases as
signal strength increases, to a maximum of five
bars. The ToolTip that displays when you
position the mouse pointer over this indicator
shows the numeric value of the RSSI (Received
Signal Strength Indication in dBm).
An antenna with a line through it indicates no
service is available (Not in Service). You are
outside of the coverage area or have insufficient
signal strength to maintain a GSM data
connection.
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Table 6-1: Icons and indicators in Watcher
Coverage. The icon shows the fastest service
available:
• GPRS icon—GPRS is the fastest service
available in your current coverage area.
•
EDGE icon—EDGE is the fastest service
available in your current coverage area.
(supported on EDGE AirCard modems)
•
3G—UMTS is the fastest service available
in your current coverage area. (supported
on UMTS AirCard modems)
•
HS—HSDPA is the fastest service available
in your current coverage area. (supported
on HSDPA AirCard modems)
When only the letters are displayed, (for example
), you are within the coverage area, but have
not yet acquired the service.
When the indicator has an outline (
), you
have acquired service and are able to establish a
data connection.
When the indicator is filled (
), you have a
data connection on the wireless service.
Roaming. You are connected to a network
other than your local service provider's. There
may be a surcharge for roaming service. (This
service may not be available.)
New SMS message. Click the icon to open the
SMS Express window and read your messages.
When your SIM becomes full, this icon flashes
and turns red. (Supported only on selected
devices.)
Headset. If your AirCard modem is voiceenabled and the headset is supported, this
indicator is displayed when a headset is
attached.
Missed call. If your AirCard modem is voiceenabled, this indicator is displayed when you fail
to answer an incoming call. Click the icon to
open the call history and view the numbers of the
calls you missed (assuming you have caller ID
service with your account).
Voice mail. If your AirCard modem is voiceenabled, this indicator is displayed when you
have a new voice message. Click the icon to
access your voice mail box (assuming you have
voice mail service with your account).
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Table 6-1: Icons and indicators in Watcher
Call forwarding. If your AirCard modem is
voice-enabled, this indicator is displayed when
call forwarding is in use. (This appears only
when all calls are forwarded.)
TTY. If your AirCard modem is voice-enabled,
this indicator is displayed if TTY support is
enabled. (TTY or TeleTYpe devices allow speech
and hearing impaired people to use a phone).
(Depending on your AirCard modem
configuration, you may not have this indicator.)
Data transmission. When the modem is
connected to the network, the main Watcher
window shows you the amount of data received
and sent.
View options
You have these options concerning the Watcher window:
• You can enable/disable always on top from the View
menu. When enabled, the Watcher window always
appears in front of other application windows.
Compact View
Minimize
Close
• You can switch between the full Watcher window and the
compact window from the View menu or by using the
Compact View button:
• You can use the Minimize button to close the Watcher
window but leave the program running.
Status icons
These icons appear in the system tray (usually in the lower
right corner of your screen).
Watcher cannot detect the AirCard modem. Ensure
that the AirCard modem is powered on.
You do not have an active high-speed connection.
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You have an active high-speed connection.
You have new (unread) SMS messages.
Turning the radio on and off
This option allows you to conserve your computer’s battery by
turning off the AirCard modem radio transmitter/receiver
when you are not using it.
To turn off the radio:
1. Select Tools > Turn Radio Off.
When the radio is turned off, the menu option switches to Turn
Radio On and the message, “Radio is off” is displayed in the
Watcher window.
To turn on the radio:
1. Select Tools > Turn Radio On.
Frequency band and network
selection
Watcher has two options that affect your ability to obtain
GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA service in any given area. You
can select:
• 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
Frequency band selection
Every GSM network operates on one set of frequency bands.
(See “Frequency band selection” on page 35.) The AirCard
modem is designed to change frequency bands automatically
as required to obtain network service. You can also change
frequency bands manually from the Network tab of the
Options window (Tools > Options > Network).
Note: Unless your service provider specifies otherwise, it is recom
mended that you use the Auto setting.
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Network selection
Depending on your location, you may be within the coverage
area of several networks. Your ability to obtain service on each
network is dependent on your account.
Your options for network selection are:
• Automatic—The AirCard modem automatically selects a
network based on your account and network availability.
• Manual—The AirCard modem scans the area and displays
a list of detected GSM networks. You can then choose from
a list of available networks.
If you select a network on which you cannot obtain service, the
message, “Failed to register with network” appears. You
should then choose a different network.
This option is set on the Network tab of the Options window
(Tools > Options > Network).
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7: Technical Specifications
• LED operation
• Radio frequency and
electrical
specifications
• Environmental
specifications
• Sending GSM
commands to the
network
This chapter describes the operation of the LED and provides
technical data for the AirCard modem.
LED operation
The AirCard modem has a single LED (Light Emitting Diode)
located on the antenna end of the card beneath the SIM slot.
The color (red, green or amber) and state (off, on solid, or
blinking) of the LED indicate the connection status as follows:
Table 7-1: LED operation
LED state
How to interpret
Solid
amber 1
The AirCard modem is powering up, or a
firmware download is in progress.
Blinking
amber
The AirCard modem is scanning for service.
Blinking
green
The AirCard modem is in service and registered
on the network.
Blinking red
There is a hardware problem.
Off
The AirCard modem is powered down.
1. The LED is red/green. The amber color occurs when both red and
green are lit.
Radio frequency and electrical
specifications
Table 7-2: Radio frequency & electrical
specifications
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GSM Release 5
Multi-slot class
Class 10, HSDPA CAT 12
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Table 7-2: Radio frequency & electrical
specifications (cont.)
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Transmit
PCS:
1850 to 1910 MHz
DCS1800:
1710 to 1785 MHz
EGSM900:
880 to 915 MHz
GSM850:
824 to 849 MHz
WCDMA2100: (AirCard 850 modem only)
1920 to 1980 MHz
WCDMA850: (AirCard 860 modem only)
824 to 849 MHz
WCDMA1900: (AirCard 860 modem only)
1850 to 1910 MHz
Receive
PCS:
1930 to 1990 MHz
DDCS1800:
1805 to 1880 MHz
EGSM900:
925 to 960 MHz
GSM850:
869 to 894 MHz
WCDMA2100: (AirCard 850 modem only)
2110 to 2170 MHz
WCDMA850: (AirCard 860 modem only)
869 to 894 MHz
WCDMA1900: (AirCard 860 modem only)
1930 to 1990 MHz
Channel spacing
200 kHz (GSM)
5 MHz (WCDMA)
Channel raster
200 kHz
Frequency
stability
0.1 ppm
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Environmental specifications
Table 7-3: Environmental specifications
Operating
temperature
-20 to +65 °C (ambient, outside PCMCIA
enclosure)
Storage
temperature
-30 to +85 °C
Humidity
95%, non-condensing
Vibration
15 g peak 10 to 2000 Hz (non-operating)
Sending GSM commands to the
network
GSM commands are used to:
• Access network services
• Display network and device parameters
• Provide account status information (for example, indicate
whether a subscribed service is available to you)
If your service provider asks you to enter a specific command:
1. Using your keyboard, type the command.
If the command was valid and accepted by the network,
the results are displayed in the Watcher window. Other­
wise, the message “Invalid GSM Command” is displayed.
For example, enter *#06#. This command displays the IMEI1.
You can send GSM commands even when a data transfer is in
progress.
1. IMEI—International Mobile Equipment Identity—a
number that uniquely identifies your device (AirCard
modem) on the GSM network
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8: Regulatory and Safety Information
• Important notice
• EU regulatory
conformity
Important 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 network
card are used in a normal manner with a well-constructed
network, the Sierra Wireless network card 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 responsi­
bility for damages of any kind resulting from delays or errors
in data transmitted or received using the Sierra Wireless
network card, or for failure of the Sierra Wireless network card
to transmit or receive such data.
Safety and hazards
Do not operate your AirCard modem:
• In areas where blasting is in progress
• Where explosive atmospheres may be present including
refuelling points, fuel depots, and chemical plants
• Near medical equipment
• Near life support equipment, or any equipment which
may be susceptible to any form of radio interference. In
such areas, the AirCard modem MUST BE POWERED
OFF. Otherwise, the AirCard modem can transmit signals
that could interfere with this equipment.
In an aircraft, the AirCard modem MUST BE POWERED OFF.
Otherwise, the AirCard modem can transmit signals that could
interfere with various onboard systems and may be dangerous
to the operation of the aircraft or disrupt the cellular network.
Use of a cellular phone in an aircraft is illegal in some jurisdi­
cations. Failure to observe this instruction may lead to
suspension or denial of cellular telephone services to the
offender, or 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 AirCard
modem may be used normally at this time.
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EU regulatory conformity
Sierra Wireless hereby declares that the AirCard 850 modem is
in conformity 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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Numerics
1800 MHz band 8
1900 MHz band 8
850 MHz band 8
900 MHz band 8
A
account 9
always-on data connection 7
antenna 18
attaching 15
antenna icon 32
APN 25
arrow on main window 34
autoconnect 26
autolaunch
application on high-speed connection 27
browser on high-speed connection 27
VPN on high-speed connection 27
B
browser, launch automatically on high-speed con­
nection 27
C
call forwarding
indicator 34
calls
missed 33
care and maintenance 29
circles on main window 34
class, multi-slot 37
Communication Failed 22
compact view 34
connect automatically 26
copyright information 3
coverage 33
EDGE 33
GPRS 33
HSDPA 33
UMTS 33
coverage area 9
D
data transmission indicator 34
device not available 32
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DNS 25
driver 10, 19
E
EDGE connection
status 33
EDGE indicator 33
ejecting a SIM card 14
ejecting the card 30
electrical specifications 37
envelope icon 33
system tray 35
environmental specifications 39
F
frequencies
receive 38
transmit 38
frequency bands 8
selection 35
G
GPRS connection
status 33
GPRS indicator 33
GSM commands, sending to the network 39
GSM networks supported 8
H
headset
indicator 33
HSDPA connection
status 33
HSDPA indicator 33
humidity 39
I
I/O space (input/output space) 17
icon
antenna 32
call forwarding 34
data transmission 34
device status 32
headset 33
missed call 33
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roaming 33
signal strength 32
SMS message 33
TTY 34
voice mail 33
IMEI 13
indicator
call forwarding 34
data transmission 34
device status 32
EDGE coverage 33
GPRS coverage 33
headset 33
HSDPA coverage 33
missed call 33
roaming 33
signal strength 32
SMS message 33
TTY 34
UMTS coverage 33
voice mail 33
inserting a SIM card 13
inserting the card
Windows 98, 2000, Me 18
Windows NT 20
installation 17–19
Internet Explorer
setting to use the card 23
IP address 25
IRQ (interrupt request) 17
system requirements 17
O
online help
Handheld PCs 32
notebook PCs 32
operating systems supported 7
P
password 25
prompt for 26
PC Card slots required 17
PCS frequency band 8
phone call
missed 33
platforms supported 7
power options
power up/down 35
profiles
default 25
prompt for password 26
Q
quad-band 8
R
L
launch
browser automatically on high-speed connection
27
VPN automatically on high-speed connection 27
Launching 31
LED operation 37
liability, limitation of 3
M
maintenance 29
memory required 17
missed call
indicator 33
multi-slot class 37
N
network 9
send GSM commands to 39
networks supported 7
notebook PC
inserting the card 18
installing the software 18–19, 22
removing the card 30
44
radio frequency specifications 37
receive frequencies 38
removing a SIM card 14
removing the card 30
RF specifications 37
roaming 9
roaming indicator 33
RSSI 32
S
service
EDGE 33
GPRS 33
HSDPA 33
UMTS 33
service pack 19
signal strength indicator 32
SIM card
inserting 13
removing 14
SMS messages
indicator 33
status 35
software installation 18–19
notebook PCs
Windows NT 22
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Index
specifications 37–39
electrical 37
environmental 39
radio frequency 37
status
call forwarding 34
data transmission 34
device 32
EDGE connection 33
EDGE service 33
GPRS connection 33
GPRS service 33
headset 33
HSDPA connection 33
HSDPA service 33
roaming 33
signal strength 32
SMS messages 33, 35
TTY 34
UMTS connection 33
UMTS service 33
voice mail 33
storage
temperature 39
when not using card 29
system requirements
notebook PCs 17
T
technical specifications 37–39
temperature 39
time-scheduled password 26
trademarks 4
transmit frequencies 38
triangle icon 33
tri-band 8
TTY
indicator 34
Turning 35
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U
UMTS connection
status 33
UMTS indicator 33
user name 25
V
vibration 39
voice call
missed 33
voice mail
indicator 33
VPN, launch on high-speed connection 27
W
Windows
operating systems supported 7
Windows 2000
as a supported operating system
service pack 17
inserting the card 18
Windows 98
as a supported operating system 17
inserting the card 18
Windows Me
as a supported operating system 17
inserting the card 18
Windows NT
as a supported operating system 17
changing the interrupt 22
inserting the card 20
installation 22
Windows XP
as a supported operating system 17
wireless networks supported 7
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