Verizon UM175US User manual

UM175
Wireless USB Modem
User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1
BEFORE USING UM175 ...................................................3
ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL ............................................................4
PRODUCT OVERVIEW ......................................................................4
WHAT’S INSIDE THE PRODUCT PACKAGE .......................................4
INTRODUCTION TO ALLTEL UM175 WIRELESS USB MODEM ..........5
PRODUCT FEATURES ........................................................................6
PRODUCT HANDLING ......................................................................7
CONFIGURATION .............................................................................7
CHAPTER 2
INSTALLATION AND SETUP ............................................9
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP PROGRAM (WIN) ........................11
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP PROGRAM (MAC).......................13
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP WIZARD ......................................18
CHAPTER 3
USING QUICKLINK MOBILE ..........................................21
FEATURES ......................................................................................22
GETTING STARTED .........................................................................23
CONNECTING .................................................................................24
USING DIAL UP CONNECTIONS .....................................................27
CHAPTER 4
QUICKLINK MOBILE PREFERENCES .............................29
GENERAL PREFERENCES ...............................................................30
WWAN SPECIFIC SETTINGS ...........................................................32
ADDITIONAL FEATURES ................................................................36
CHAPTER 5
INSTALLING UM175 .....................................................43
PRECAUTIONS ...............................................................................44
RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .................................44
INSTALLING SOFTWARE ...............................................................45
UNPLUGGING OR EJECTING THE DEVICE .....................................46
USB MODEM EXTENSION CABLE ..................................................48
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 6
REGULATORY AND SAFETY INFORMATION.................51
REGULATORY NOTICES .................................................................52
OPERATING CONDITIONS .............................................................52
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS .........................................................53
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ................................................................54
CHAPTER 7
APPENDIX ....................................................................57
GLOSSARY .....................................................................................58
SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATES (SAR).............................................61
SAFETY INFORMATION FOR RF EXPOSURE ...................................63
U.S.FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO
FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT .....................................65
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CHAPTER 1
BEFORE USING
UM175
ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
WHAT’S INSIDE THE PRODUCT
PACKAGE
INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS UM175
USB MODEM
PRODUCT FEATURES
PRODUCT HANDLING
CONFIGURATION
BEFORE USING UM175
ABOUT THIS USER
MANUAL
■ ABOUT THIS USER MANUAL
You will find all the information you need to install and use
the UM175 in this user manual. Before using the UM175,
you must properly install the QLM by closely following the
installation instructions.
INSTRUCTIONS
• The software needed to install and configure your UM175
USB device is already included on the device.
• It is highly recommended that you read the safety
precautions described in this manual before using the
UM175.
■ PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Thank you for purchasing the Alltel Wireless UM175 USB
Modem. The UM175 is a 3G wireless device that enables
high-speed wireless communication from your laptop or
desktop computer. The UM175 is simple to install and use.
■ WHAT’S INSIDE THE PRODUCT PACKAGE
The following items are included in the product package. If
any of the items listed below are missing, please contact the
retail location where you purchased the product.
• UM175 Wireless USB Modem
• USB Modem Extension Cable (Y-Cable)
• Quick Start Guide
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INTRODUCTION TO
UM175 USB MODEM
BEFORE USING UM175
■ INTRODUCTION TO ALLTEL UM175 WIRELESS
USB MODEM
The Alltel UM175 is designed for your laptop or desktop
computer’s USB port, which is available in most models. The
UM175 can be used to access the Internet, your company’s
intranet, or you can use it to send and receive email. It is
extremely useful when you are away from the office, on the
road, or wherever a wireline Internet access is not readily
available.
LED status
indicator *
External Antenna
Booster Jack
(on the left side)
Release button
USB Connector
* Blue light: Connected to laptop or desktop computer and detected to network
Red light: Connected to laptop or desktop computer but out of service status
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BEFORE USING UM175 PRODUCT FEATURES
■ PRODUCT FEATURES
• Power management: The UM175 utilizes power
management and system overhead reduction functions
provided by the USB interface for maximum power
savings.
• Antenna design: Efficient, innovative internal antenna
design optimizes data transfer rate and sensitivity to
network signals.
• Extension Y Cable connector: Simply insert the USB
connector into the USB ports of your computer to deliver
a power boost, increased RF performance, and to solve
clearance issues.
• USB Modem that supports Type A USB Port interface.
• Supports North American PCS (1900 MHz) and Cellular
(800 MHz) bands.
• Utilizes QUALCOMM 6800A chipset.
• Supports 3G network technologies.
• Maximum Data Rate: 3.1 Mbps download; 1.8 Mbps
upload.
• Supports Windows XP and Vista systems with installed
host software and driver.
• Compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.X (Tiger) or 10.5.X
(Leopard) or higher.
• Provides Alltel Wireless Internet service.
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PRODUCT HANDLING
BEFORE USING UM175
■ PRODUCT HANDLING
1 Do not put any adhesive label on the USB connector. It
may leave a sticky residue that can cause problems inside
the USB port.
2 The UM175 USB device should easily slide into the USB
port. Do not force the UM175 into the USB port as it
may cause damage to the modem and/or the port.
3 Keep the UM175 in a dry and clean place.
(Storage temperature: -22°F to 149°F [- 30°C to 65°C]).
Keep your device away from liquids, dust and excessive
heat.
■ CONFIGURATION
To use the UM175, you should first install the software
included on the device and configure the UM175 USB
device. See the next section for more information on
software installation and USB device configuration.
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MEMO
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CHAPTER 2
INSTALLATION AND
SETUP
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP PROGRAM
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP WIZARD
INSTALLATION AND SETUP
GETTING STARTED
This chapter will guide you through the installation and
setup process for QuickLink Mobile. Before getting started,
you should become familiar with the documentation that
came with your wireless device.
GETTING STARTED (WIN)
Follow these steps to install QuickLink Mobile:
1 Turn on your computer and close all applications.
2 Insert the UM175 into the USB port.
3 If set up does not automatically start:
a. Click the Start Button
b. Choose My Computer
c. Find and double click on the drive icon (UM175AL)
that represents the data card.
d. Run the Start.exe file in the Windows QLM folder to
begin the installation
4 Follow the steps in the next section.
GETTING STARTED (MAC)
Follow these steps to install QuickLink Mobile:
1 Turn on your computer and close all applications.
2 Insert the UM175 into the USB port.
3 Find and double click on the drive icon that represents
the data card.
4 Find and run the QuickLink Mobile icon in the MAC QLM
folder.
5 Double click the QuickLink Mobile Icon to begin the
installation.
6 Follow the steps on page 13.
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THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP PROGRAM (WIN)
INSTALLATION AND SETUP
■ THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP PROGRAM (WIN)
STEP 1: Click the QuickLink Mobile setup program. A
“Welcome” Screen appears. Click the “Next” button to
continue with the installation process.
STEP 2: After the Welcome screen you will see the
QuickLink Mobile License Agreement. In order to install
and use this product you must agree with the terms of
this agreement. Select “I agree with this software license
agreement,” then click the “Next” button to continue. If
you do not agree with this agreement, click the “Cancel”
button to exit.
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INSTALLATION AND SETUP
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP PROGRAM (WIN)
STEP 3: You are now ready to select the location on your
computer where the QuickLink Mobile should be installed.
It is recommended that you do not modify the default
destination folder. Click the “Next” button to continue.
STEP 4: During this step the components of QuickLink
Mobile are being installed onto your computer.
Installation will occur to the destination folder specified in
Step 3 above.
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THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP PROGRAM (MAC)
INSTALLATION AND SETUP
STEP 5: Installation is now complete. Click the “Finish”
button to leave the QuickLink Mobile setup program and to
begin using your new software.
The setup program will automatically create an Access
shortcut on your desktop.
■ THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP PROGRAM (MAC)
STEP 1: Click the QuickLink Mobile setup program.
When pop-up screen shows you to confirm installing the
software, click the “Continue” button to continue with the
installation process.
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INSTALLATION AND SETUP
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP PROGRAM (MAC)
STEP 2: A “Welcome” screen appears. Click the “Continue”
button.
STEP 3: Read the “Read Me” screen and continue installing
the software. You may “Print” or “Save” the “Read Me” file
for future reference.
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THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP PROGRAM (MAC)
INSTALLATION AND SETUP
STEP 4: After the “Read Me” screen, you will see the
QuickLink Mobile License Agreement. Carefully read the
license agreement and press “Continue” to install the
QuickLink Mobile setup program.
In order to install and use this product you must agree with
the terms of this agreement. Select “Agree” button to
continue. If you do not agree with this agreement, click the
“Disagree” button to exit.
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INSTALLATION AND SETUP
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP PROGRAM (MAC)
STEP 5: You are now ready to select the location on your
computer where the QuickLink Mobile should be installed.
STEP 6: During this step the components of QuickLink
Mobile are being installed onto your computer. Installation
will occur to the destination folder specified in Step 5 above.
Installing the software requires you to restart your computer
when the installation is done. Please check no other
programs are running, then press “Continue Installation”.
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THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP PROGRAM (MAC)
INSTALLATION AND SETUP
STEP 7: When your computer is running installer script, do
not turn your computer off.
If you want to create an access shortcut on your desktop,
press “Yes”.
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INSTALLATION AND SETUP
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP WIZARD
STEP 8: Installation is now complete. Click the “Restart”
button to leave the QuickLink Mobile setup program and
restart your computer.
■ THE QUICKLINK MOBILE SETUP WIZARD
After you have successfully completed the installation
process of QuickLink Mobile, you are ready to start the
program and begin your initial setup. The steps in the Setup
Wizard are critical to the proper operation of QuickLink
Mobile when using the UM175 to connect to the Internet.
STEP 1: To start QuickLink Mobile click the Start button,
select the Programs menu and choose the Access menu item.
In Vista, you must follow the directions to start the
@ NOTE:
QuickLink Mobile Wizard.
STEP 2: On first-run of QuickLink Mobile the Setup Wizard
will automatically run. The “Welcome” screen appears.
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THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP WIZARD
INSTALLATION AND SETUP
If you have an Internet connection, it is recommended that
you check to see if you are running the latest version of
QuickLink Mobile. Click the “Check for Updates” button to
perform this check.
Click the “Next” button to continue.
STEP 3: Insert your UM175, then wait for Windows to
detect and install drivers for the device.
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INSTALLATION AND SETUP
THE QUICKLINK MOBILE
SETUP WIZARD
STEP 4: The detection and configuration process for your
wireless device is now complete. Click “Finish” when
complete.
Please familiarize yourself with the information in the
“Using QuickLink Mobile” and “Connecting to the Internet”
sections of this guide.
To install the QLM/USB Driver.
@ NOTE:
(when QLM/USB Divers are aleady installed.)
1) XP/Vista – The user cannot manually reinstall the program
and/or drivers after initial auto-installation. To reinstall,
first run uninstall from the program menu. Following
completion of the uninstall process, reinsert the device and
the software will automatically reinstall.
2) MAC – The user cannot manually reinstall the program
and/or drivers after the first installation. To reinstall,
first run uninstall from the program menu. Following
completion of the uninstall process, reinsert the device.
The folder will appear with the necessary software file for
fresh installation. You can then reinstall as needed.
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CHAPTER 3
USING
QUICKLINK MOBILE
FEATURES
GETTING STARTED
CONNECTING
USING DIAL UP CONNECTIONS
USING QUICKLINK MOBILE
FEATURES
Today’s online world offers more services everyday and Alltel
Wireless gives you the tools you need to take advantage of
the best in connectivity solutions. With QuickLink Mobile,
enjoy the freedom and convenience of wireless Internet
connectivity from your computer!
■ FEATURES
WWAN (WIRELESS WIDE AREA NETWORK,
1xEV-DO/1xRTT/CDMA) SPECIFIC FEATURES
• Configures your laptop or desktop computer to use your
wireless device as a modem.
• Creates an Alltel Wireless Internet connection.
• Copy utility to create wireless copies of your dial-up
connections, if supported by your device.
• Signal strength display for your Wireless USB Modem.
• Features a test function for your WWAN device.
A WWAN capable device is required to use the
@ NOTE:
WWAN features. Individual WWAN features are also device
dependent as described in the WWAN section above.
OTHER FEATURES
• Can also be used to launch all of your dial-up networking
connections, if desired.
• Can launch your browser, e-mail client, VPN or a program
of your choice upon connection.
• Logs connections used, duration and bytes sent and
received.
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GETTING STARTED
USING QUICKLINK MOBILE
• See the section “Additional Features” for more
information about the features of QuickLink Mobile.
■ GETTING STARTED
Double click on the QuickLink Mobile icon on your desktop
or click on the Windows Start menu and select QuickLink
Mobile from the list of Programs.
WINDOWS
MAC
ABOUT THE NETWORKS VIEW
The QuickLink Mobile will open the Wireless Networks
window by default. This view is where you manage your
wireless connections. The Wireless Networks window
displays all currently available network connections.
At a glance you can see the signal strength. Select
“Refresh Networks” from the “Tools” menu to update the
information in this panel. Your current connection state and
the elapsed time of the connection are displayed along the
bottom of the status bar.
WINDOWS
MAC
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USING QUICKLINK MOBILE
CONNECTING
If your expected connection does not appear or if you
connected your wireless phone and cable, or inserted your
UM175 after starting QuickLink Mobile, select “Refresh
Networks” from the “Tools” menu. This will cause QuickLink
Mobile to look for your wireless device(s) and verify network
availability.
If you change devices, you will need to run the Setup
@ NOTE:
Wizard again. To do this make sure that your phone and
cable are connected, then select “Run Wizard” from the
“Tools” menu.
■ CONNECTING
Once your device is properly configured, connecting to the
Internet is as simple as selecting the network connection
type shown in the list and clicking the connect button.
1 Select Alltel Wireless Internet.
2 Click the “Connect” button when it becomes enabled.
Once connected, the “Connect” button will change
to “Disconnect”. Simply click this to end your current
connection. To connect to any other network shown, select
it, and then select “Connect”.
THE STATUS BAR
Information regarding your current network connection can
be seen in the status bar along the bottom of the QuickLink
Mobile interface. For more information on this status
bar, see the section “The Status Bar” in the “Additional
Features” section.
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CONNECTING
USING QUICKLINK MOBILE
If you are using a WWAN (1xEV-DO/1xRTT/CDMA)
@ NOTE:
device that supports the Alltel Wireless Dial-Up-Data service
and you made wireless copies of your dial-up accounts, they
will also appear. See the section “Creating Wireless Copies
of your Dial-Up Connections”. Optionally you can have all
dial-up connections appear in QuickLink Mobile and use it to
launch any dial-up networking connection.
In Macintosh, a connectivity warning message will
@ NOTE:
appear when you connect to the Alltel Wireless Internet
connection for the first time. You have the option to suppress
these warning messages when they are displayed.
QuickLink Mobile will display status information at the
bottom during the connection process as well as while
connected. When not connected, the status text will display
“Not connected” for the currently selected network. The
timer will display “00:00:00”. Once connected, the status
text will display “Connected” and the elapsed timer will
begin to run.
The pop up status can be turned off, if desired, by selecting
“Options”, “Preferences”, “Options” tab, then un-checking
“Show popup status windows by tray”. Right clicking on the
tray icon provides various options and double clicking on it
will always show the application. Placing your cursor on it
will display the current connection status.
Based on your preferences, your browser, e-mail or VPN
program can be launched automatically, or you can launch
whatever software you want to use. You can determine if
all connections appear in the drop down list or only your
wireless ones.
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USING QUICKLINK MOBILE
CONNECTING
Always use QuickLink Mobile when connecting via the
@ NOTE:
Alltel Wireless Internet connection.
At any time during your connection you can check your
current connection speed and throughput stats in the
Statistics tab of the Session Information window. To see this
window, select “Statistics” from the “Session” menu.
WINDOWS
MAC
The Session Information window will also contain a My
Computer tab if applicable. The My Computer tab contains
detailed information about your computer. This information
is helpful when troubleshooting a problem.
If you are using the Alltel Wireless Internet connection and
the call fails when you try to connect, with QuickLink Mobile
returning to its idle state, you should try to connect again.
If you feel you may have incorrectly entered your wireless
device number during initial setup, select “Tools”, “Run
Wizard”.
Dormancy: Alltel Wireless Internet data sessions become
dormant if you are not sending or receiving any data. As
soon as you resume sending or receiving data, the data
session will return to an active state.
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USING DIAL UP
CONNECTIONS
USING QUICKLINK MOBILE
■ USING DIAL UP CONNECTIONS
This section is only applicable if you are using a WWAN
Device that supports Dial-Up connections.
You can make wireless copies of existing dial up accounts on
your system. This will wirelessly enable them and allow you
to connect to them wirelessly.
To launch the copy utility, select “Options”, “Dial-up
Accounts” then “Copy”.
Click on the connection or connections you want to copy
and click on the “OK” button.
WINDOWS
MAC
The new connection will have a suffix of “(Wireless)”
and will be set to use your wireless phone as the modem.
If the utility is unable to automatically recognize your
existing area code and number, the existing number will
be displayed, and you will be prompted to enter the area
code and number. The utility configures the new wireless
connections to always dial 11 digits, so that they will work
locally and also in other digital data coverage areas.
If it is determined that the connection might benefit by
further optimization, an additional connection with a
“(Wireless Optimized)” suffix, will also be created. This
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USING QUICKLINK MOBILE
USING DIAL UP
CONNECTIONS
connection may connect faster. If you have trouble with the
“(Wireless Optimized)” connection, you can delete it from
your dial-up networking folder and use the “(Wireless)”
connection.
TO DELETE CONNECTIONS:
Windows XP and Vista users can access Dial-Up Networking
from QuickLink Mobile by selecting “Tools,” “Control
Panels,” “Network and Dial-up Connections,” then right
click on the desired connection and select “Delete.”
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CHAPTER 4
QUICKLINK MOBILE
PREFERENCES
GENERAL PREFERENCES
WWAN SPECIFIC SETTINGS
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
PREFERENCES
GENERAL PREFERENCES
■ GENERAL PREFERENCES
OPTIONS TAB
Click on “Options”, then “Preferences”.
WINDOWS
MAC
Minimize application into tray: When you minimize the
application it will now show in the Windows task bar. To
restore the application click on the QuickLink Mobile tray
icon, and select “Show Application”.
Show popup status windows by tray: Displays small
popup sliding windows in the lower right corner of the
screen when connections are made, and when network
connections are lost.
Run QuickLink Mobile at Startup: Automatically launches
QuickLink Mobile whenever you start your computer.
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GENERAL PREFERENCES
PREFERENCES
UPDATES TAB
WINDOWS
MAC
This feature allows QuickLink Mobile to automatically check
for software updates. If an update is available, you will be
notified of its size and approximate download times if using
Alltel Wireless Internet.
You will be given the choice to download or cancel. If you
select download, a display appears that shows the progress
as the update is downloading with the option to cancel
if desired. You do not need to download the updates
wirelessly; you can use any connection to the Internet.
If you download the updates wirelessly, normal usage
@ NOTE:
charges apply.
You can allow the software to automatically check for
updates, daily, weekly, or monthly (default). It only checks
when the application is running and when it detects that
you are connected and able to access to the Internet. If
desired, you can select “Manually” and the software will
only check for updates when you select “Update Now”,
or when you select, from QuickLink Mobile’s main screen,
“Help”, “Check for Updates”.
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WWAN SPECIFIC
SETTINGS
■ WWAN SPECIFIC SETTINGS
WWAN PREFERENCES
Click on “Options”, then “Preferences”.
WWAN OPTIONS
Set Options . . . : This is used to set various WWAN
connection settings. See below.
Automatically Connect: If desired, you can select to have
QuickLink Mobile automatically connect to Alltel Wireless
Internet at application startup.
Show non-wireless accounts in list: If you select this
option all of your dial up accounts will appear in QuickLink
Mobile’s list of accounts, allowing you to use QuickLink
Mobile to launch them instead of Dial-Up Networking.
With this option unchecked, the only connections that are
displayed in QuickLink Mobile’s list of accounts are the Alltel
Wireless Internet, (depending on your wireless phone/device
capabilities) and any Wireless connections you have created,
manually or with the Copy Accounts Wizard.
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WWAN SPECIFIC
SETTINGS
PREFERENCES
Do not prompt for user name and password: If you are only
using the Alltel Wireless Internet connection, this setting has
no effect. If you created Wireless connections to dial into
other networks or have existing connections you are going
to launch using QuickLink Mobile, checking this option will
skip the screen that normally asks for your user name and
password. For this to work you will have had to connect
previously, successfully saving your user name and password.
CONNECT TAB
When you select the “Set Options” button from the screen
above, the following options will appear (Options >
Preferences > WWAN tab > Set Options . . . ) :
Do not open my browser: With this option selected, when
you connect to a WWAN network, QuickLink Mobile will not
automatically launch your default web browser.
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PREFERENCES
WWAN SPECIFIC
SETTINGS
Open my browser to my default home page: With
this option selected, when you connect to a WWAN
network (Alltel Wireless Internet), QuickLink Mobile will
automatically launch your default web browser and load
your home page.
Open my browser to this URL: With this option selected,
when you connect to a WWAN network (Alltel Wireless
Internet), QuickLink Mobile will automatically launch your
default web browser but do it in such a way that the URL
you specify will load instead of your home page.
Turn off graphics: If you select this it will turn off graphics in
Internet Explorer.
With these options off, web pages will load faster but you
will have to right click and select “show picture” for any
pictures you want to see. With the added performance of
the internet accelerator software when using the Alltel
Wireless Internet connection, most users prefer to see
graphics and have audio support, so the default setting for
both options is unchecked.
Run program on connection: This allows automatically
running a program when you use QuickLink Mobile to
connect to a WWAN network. Select the browse button,
, to browse to the desired application you want to run
when you connect to a WWAN network using QuickLink
Mobile. The application will run for all WWAN connections
made from QuickLink Mobile.
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WWAN SPECIFIC
SETTINGS
PREFERENCES
VPN TAB
The following options exist on the VPN tab (Options >
Preferences > WWAN tab > Set Options. . . > VPN tab) :
WINDOWS
MAC
VPN Client: QuickLink Mobile automatically detects if certain
VPN clients like Microsoft®, Cisco®, CheckPoint®, etc are
installed on the computer and allows you to select the one
you wish to use. Check with your network administrator to
setup your VPN connection.
If the VPN client you wish to use does not appear in the list,
you can select “Other VPN Application”.
Other VPN Application: This allows running a VPN program
when QuickLink Mobile connects to a network. Enter the
full path to an executable, or select the browse button,
,
to find the path to the desired application.
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PREFERENCES
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
■ ADDITIONAL FEATURES
In addition to the basic features mentioned in previous
sections, QuickLink Mobile also has the additional features
listed below.
THE STATUS BAR
The details of your current connection can be seen in the
status bar at the bottom of the QuickLink Mobile interface.
This status bar is always visible when the interface is fully
expanded.
CONNECTION STATUS
The text on the status bar reflects your current state. During
an active connection, this text will change to “Connected”.
If you are not connected, it will display “Not Connected”.
WWAN WIRELESS DEVICE STATUS AREA
The text can change to the following:
• Device not inserted: Your device is removed from the
computer.
• Device not activated: Your device needs to be activated.
Select Activation from the Tools menu.
NDIS
The following icons also appear on the status bar to indicate
your device’s NDIS status:
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES
PREFERENCES
NDIS is enabled and connected
NDIS is enabled but disconnected
(No NDIS image) NDIS is disabled.
@ NOTE: NDIS is only available in Windows OS.
THROUGHPUT
The amount of data that you have sent and received since
the current network connection was initiated can be seen by
holding the mouse over the green up and down arrows on
the left side of the status bar.
ELAPSED TIME
The amount of time that has elapsed since the current
network connection was initiated is tracked on the lower
left side of the status bar.
THE SESSION MENU
Connect / Disconnect: You can connect or disconnect the
wireless networks.
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PREFERENCES
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Log: This provides a concise session log of your network
activity. Click on a column heading to sort the log. This
window also displays the total number of sessions as well as
the total time connected.
@ Note that this does not work while NDIS is enabled.
The information displayed in the Usage log can be
customized using the controls that appear just below the
list.
WINDOWS
MAC
To view only the connection history of a specific network
type, check the “Selected connection” checkbox and select
the desired type from the drop-down list. To view only the
connections made during a specific interval, check the “Date
range” checkbox and specify the date in the “From:” and
“To:” fields.
To export this log as a CSV file, click the Export button. To
clear the log, press the Clear button. Note that clearing the
log cannot be undone.
Statistics: If you selected to detect and install Alltel software
during installation, there will be a Wireless statistics tab
with additional information and tools that are helpful in
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES
PREFERENCES
the event any troubleshooting of the connection is required.
You can view key statistics including bandwidth and your
IP address information, release your IP address, and renew
your IP address. If you selected to detect and install a
WWAN device during installation, there will be a Statistics
tab that will show data speeds during a session when using
the WWAN device. There is also a “My Computer” tab;
this tab has key information about your computer that
may be helpful in troubleshooting any problems that may
occur. It also includes the option of e-mailing Alltel Wireless
Technical Support.
Close: Exit the application.
THE TOOLS MENU
Refresh Networks: This causes QuickLink Mobile to verify
connected devices and to scan for available Networks.
Use this feature if you connected your equipment after
launching QuickLink Mobile. Pressing the F6 function key
can also access this option.
Test WWAN Device: Retrieve and display detailed
information about your WWAN device such as manufacturer,
model, version, etc. Furthermore, you can view the current
battery and signal strengths. This information can be
valuable when troubleshooting a problem.
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PREFERENCES
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Run Wizard: Runs the Setup Wizard again. Useful if you
need to reconfigure QuickLink Mobile to use a new mobile
handset or Wireless Internet Card.
Activation: Programs the phone number, MIN, and SID to
the UM175.
Alltel Wireless Internet Setup: Please contact the service
provider for details.
THE OPTIONS MENU
Control Panels: From this menu you have access to your
systems “Modem”, “Network and Dial-Up Connections”,
and “Internet” control panels. You can also see all control
panels by selecting “All”.
Dial-Up Accounts: Add, edit, or copy wireless dial-up
accounts.
• Add Wireless: This is used to create a wireless dial-up
connection from scratch.
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PREFERENCES
• Add Other: This is used to create a regular dial-up
connection from scratch.
• Edit: This is used to edit the properties of any dial-up
connection.
• Copy: See section on Using Dial-Up Connections.
Power ON / Power OFF: This is used to power the on/off
Wireless Internet Card.
Preferences: This is used to select preferences for settings
related with connection. Please see WWAN Specific Settings
for details.
Always on Top: When checked, the QuickLink Mobile
window displays in front of all other open application
windows, even if another window is placed over QuickLink
Mobile Software window.
THE “INTERNET” BUTTON
Launches the default web browser on your computer.
THE “EMAIL” BUTTON
Launches the default email application on your computer.
THE HELP MENU
Displays a variety of help options available to you. Click
this button to find assistance with a problem, to explore
the full range of Alltel Wireless services, or to contact Alltel
Wireless.
Contents: Launches this help file. You can also access this
help file from your UM175.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Check for Updates: Can be used with any connection to
the Internet to check for software updates for QuickLink
Mobile. Note: If downloading an update wirelessly, normal
usage charges apply.
Alltel Home Page: Takes you to the Alltel Wireless home
page that contains information about wireless devices,
useful tips and hardware manuals.
Customer Service: This option will attempt to launch your
mail client with the default address to e-mail Alltel Wireless
Support.
About QuickLink Mobile: Displays the software version.
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INSTALLING UM175
PRECAUTIONS
RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
INSTALLING SOFTWARE
UNPLUGGING OR EJECTING THE DEVICE
USB MODEM EXTENSION CABLE
INSTALLING UM175
PRECAUTIONS
■ PRECAUTIONS
• Once the modem has been inserted into the laptop
or desktop computer, do not remove it without first
completing the unplugging/ejection process.
■ RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
To successfully install and use the UM175 USB device in
your laptop or desktop computer, the following system
specifications are required.
Item
• Operating system
Required Specification
Windows ® Vista / Windows® XP /
Mac OS X 10.4.X (Tiger) or higher
• Connection
Type A USB port
• Processor
166MHz or faster
• Memory
32 MB
• Disk space
130 MB
* The UM175 is useful for Pocket PCs that include a USB port.
SMS and voice service is not supported.
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INSTALLING SOFTWARE
INSTALLING UM175
■ INSTALLING SOFTWARE
INSTALLATION
• If you install QuickLink Mobile, it will install the USB
Driver for the UM175. Follow the instructions from the
QuickLink Mobile for installation.
WARNINGS!
• Make sure to complete the unplugging/ejection process
BEFORE removing the UM175. If you remove the device
improperly, the product may be damaged.
NOTES
• If you have inserted the device properly, Windows will
inform you of the new hardware. Wait until Windows
completes the “Found New Hardware” task. In Windows
XP, several tool tips similar to the “Found New Hardware”
function will appear and disappear in the system tray
automatically. In Windows Vista, several tool tips similar
to the “Installing device driver software” function will
appear and disappear in the system tray automatically.
Once hardware detection is complete, you will be
prompted to start activation.
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INSTALLING UM175
UNPLUGGING OR
EJECTING THE DEVICE
• It is normal to hear a short beep sound each time you
insert or remove the UM175. It is an audible notification
that your laptop or desktop computer recognizes the new
hardware.
■ UNPLUGGING OR EJECTING THE DEVICE
Make sure to complete the unplug/eject process on your
computer BEFORE removing the UM175 from your PC. If
you remove the USB device improperly, the product may be
damaged.
• WINDOWS
When disconnecting the UM175 from the computer, close
all windows and quit all running applications that are
stored on the device and double click the Unplug/Eject
Hardware icon in the System tray.
Windows XP
System Tray
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Vista
Unplug / Eject Hardware icon
INSTALLING UM175
When you press the Unplug/Eject icon in the system tray, the
pop-up window will appear.
Click the [Stop] button. Now, you can remove the UM175
from your PC.
• MACINTOSH
When disconnecting the UM175 from the computer, close all
windows and quit all running applications that are stored
on the device and drag the device’s icon into the trash
to dismount it from the Desktop prior to unplugging the
device from the USB port or Hub.
removing the UM175, always grip the top and bottom
@ When
of the modem and push/pull carefully.
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INSTALLING UM175
USB MODEM EXTENSION
CABLE
■ USB MODEM EXTENSION CABLE
The UM175 USB Modem package includes an extension USB
Y-shaped cable. Although the cable is not required for use
with your UM175 modem, it offers increased performance
for your UM175 modem under certain operating conditions.
Simply insert the USB connector into the USB port of your
computing device to deliver power boost, increased RF
performance, and to solve clearance issues.
USING THE USB MODEM EXTENSION CABLE:
1 Plug the single end of the Y-shaped cable into the
UM175 Modem. [A]
2 Depending on the condition you are trying to solve
(power boost, increased RF performance, or clearance
issues), plug either one of the two connected ends of
the USB modem extension cable into the Type A USB
port(s) on your computer. [B]
#2
#1
B
A
USB modem extension cable connector labeled #1, is the
@ The
primary data power cable used to either extend the UM175
modem away from your computer allowing you to locate
the modem in a more optimum signal location or solve
any computer USB port clearance issues. The USB modem
extension cable connector labeled #2, is a power boost cable
and must be used with connector #1 to provide the modem
up to 1Amp of current for use in weaker signal areas.
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USB MODEM EXTENSION
CABLE
INSTALLING UM175
3 The device is connected to and powered by the
computer as soon as the USB cable is plugged properly
into the appropriate Type A USB port(s).
4 Launch the QuickLink Mobile and click “Connect”.
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REGULATORY
AND
SAFETY INFORMATION
REGULATORY NOTICES
OPERATING CONDITIONS
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
REGULATORY AND SAFETY REGULATORY NOTICES
INFORMATIONS
■ REGULATORY NOTICES
UM175 complies with Parts 15, 22, and 24 of the FCC rules. It
has been tested with a typical personal computer with a USB
port. This USB device must not be co-located or operated in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. If you
use this USB device in any other configuration, the FCC RF
Exposure compliance limit can be exceeded.
■ OPERATING CONDITIONS
1 This device may not cause harmful interference must
accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesirable operations.
2 The manufacturer stipulates that the antenna should be
more than 1.5 cm (0.60”) from by-standers and 1.0cm
(0.39”) from the user.
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WARNINGS AND
CAUTIONS
REGULATORY AND SAFETY
INFORMATIONS
■ WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
1 Modifying or changing this USB device without express
authorization can nullify compliance with RF exposure
guidelines.
2 This USB device has been tested and found to comply
with the limits pursuant to Part 15, 22, and 24 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when
appropriately installed. This USB device generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency and, if not installed and
used according to the instructions provided, it may cause
harmful interference to radio communication. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
any particular installation.
3 If this USB device does cause harmful interference with
radio or television signals (determine this by turning
the USB device off and on), attempt to correct the
interference by trying one or more of the following:
• Reorient or relocate the antenna.
• Increase the separation between the USB device and
receiver.
• Connect the USB device 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.
4 This USB device does not exceed the Class B limits for
radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out
in the interference causing equipment standard entitled
“Digital Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Department of
Communications.
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INFORMATIONS
5 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.
■ SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1 Data transmission and reception cannot be guaranteed
because of the nature of wireless communications. Data
can be delayed, corrupted or lost during transmission.
Even though it is quite rare that significant data delay or
loss occurs if the USB device is used in a normal manner,
this USB device should not be used in cases that data
transmission or reception failure could result in damage
of any kind to the user or another party, including but
not limited to personal injury, death or loss of personal
property. UTStarcom bears no responsibility for damages
or losses of any kind resulting from delays or errors in
data transmission using the USB device, or for failure of
the USB device to transmit or receive such data.
2 Do not use this USB device in areas where blasting is in
progress, where explosive atmospheres may be present,
near medical equipment, life support equipment, or
any equipment which may be susceptible to any form
of radio interference. Turn off this USB device in these
areas, since it can transmit signals that could interfere
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REGULATORY AND SAFETY
INFORMATIONS
with this equipment.
3 Do not use this USB device in any aircraft whether the
aircraft is on the ground or in flight. Make sure to turn
off this USB device in aircraft. If used in an aircraft, it can
transmit signals that could interfere with various aircraft
systems.
4 Do not use this USB device while driving a car, since
it can distract the driver. In some area, using the
communication device while driving a car is illegal.
* WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the
State of California to cause cancer.
* WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the
State of California to cause birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
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CHAPTER 7
APPENDIX
GLOSSARY
SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATES (SAR)
SAFETY INFORMATION FOR RF EXPOSURE
U.S.FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY
INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
APPENDIX
GLOSSARY
■ GLOSSARY
Analog Coverage
An area where analog service is available. Analog phones
usually indicate signal strength on an indicator in the
phone’s display when receiving an analog signal.
Browser
The software that allows you to view the Internet; contains
navigator commands such as forward and back; examples
include Netscape, Microsoft Explorer. A Web browser in your
computer requests HTML files from Web servers and takes
you to the Internet sites you wish to visit, by linking your
computer’s IP address to a site’s IP address.
COM PORT (communications port)
A connector for a communications interface, usually, a serial
port.
Data
Information kept in databases, on an intranet, on the
Internet, etc.
Driver
Software that controls a device.
Inactivity Time-Out
A stoppage in a connection, which usually occurs after a
period of time elapses, without activity. Time-out settings
are usually determined by the network.
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APPENDIX
Internet
A cooperatively run, globally distributed collection of
computer networks that exchange information via a
common set of rules for exchanging data (Transfer Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol or TCP/IP).
Intranet
An intranet is a web site created by a business, which
posts its own company information in a secure part of the
Internet that only employees or other authorized users can
reach. Intranets are generally protected by firewalls.
Kbps
Kilobits per second.
Kilobyte (KB)
1024 bits (Approximately 1/2 page of plain text)
Modem
Hardware that translates and transmits data over wire-line
or wireless.
Package Minutes
Package minutes are those minutes included in the cost of a
monthly service plan. Once the packaged minutes have been
exhausted, additional airtime charges apply. Please refer to
Plans and Pricing for more information, details and offers in
your area.
Packet Switching
Packet-switching messages are divided into packets or
pieces before transmission over one or more routes and are
reassembled at their destination.
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GLOSSARY
POP3 e-mail
Protocol used by ISP’s mail servers to manage e-mail for
subscribers. E-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook support
POP3.
Proxy Settings
A specific I.P. address that allows access to a secured
enterprise network. The proxy settings provide directions
to a computer so that it can locate an address and access
information and services, which exist at that location.
Search Engine
A program that receives a user’s search request, compares
it to the entries in the index, and returns results to help the
user find relevant information.
Serial Port
A connector on a computer used to connect peripherals,
which communicate using a serial protocol.
Serial/Data Cable
A wire that connects two serial ports carrying data to one
another.
Transmission Speed
The rate at which data is sent over a communications line,
usually measured in kilobits (kbps).
USB Cable
A wire connecting two USB ports carrying data to one another.
USB Port
A connector on a computer to connect peripherals using
USB (Universal Serial Bus) protocol.
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SPECIFIC ABSORPTION
RATES (SAR)
APPENDIX
■ SPECIFIC ABSORPTION RATES (SAR)
Maximum: SAR 1.19 W/kg CDMA835 Body
SAR 0.854 W/kg PCS1900 Body
THIS MODEL PHONE MEETS THE GOVERNMENT’S
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPOSURE TO RADIO WAVES.
Your wireless phone is a radio transmitter and receiver. It
is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission
limits for exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy set
by the Federal Communications Commission of the U.S.
Government. These limits are part of comprehensive
guidelines and establish permitted levels of RF energy
for the general population. The guidelines are based on
standards that were developed by independent scientific
organizations through periodic and thorough evaluation
of scientific studies. The standards include a substantial
safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons,
regardless of age and health. The exposure standard for
wireless mobile phones employs a unit of measurement
known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR
limit set by the FCC is 1.6 W/kg. *
Tests for SAR are conducted with the phone transmitting
at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency
bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest
certified power level, the actual SAR level of the phone
while operating can be well below the maximum value.
This is because the phone is designed to operate at multiple
power levels so as to use only the power required to reach
the network. In general, the closer you are to a wireless
base station antenna, the lower the power output. Before
a phone model is available for sale to the public, it must be
tested and certified to the FCC that it does not exceed the
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SPECIFIC ABSORPTION
RATES (SAR)
limit established by the government adopted requirement
for safe exposure. The tests are performed in positions and
locations (e.g., at the ear and worn on the body) as required
by the FCC for each model. The highest SAR value for this
model phone when tested for use when worn on the body,
as described in this user guide, is 1.19 W/Kg. (Body-worn
measurements differ among phone models, depending
upon available accessories and FCC requirements). While
there may be differences between the SAR levels of
various phones and at various positions, they all meet the
government requirement for safe exposure. The FCC has
granted an Equipment Authorization for this model phone
with all reported SAR levels evaluated as in compliance with
the FCC RF exposure guidelines. SAR information on this
model phone is on file with the FCC and can be found under
the Display Grant section of http://www.fcc.gov/ oet/fccid
after searching on FCC ID: PP4PX-700.
Additional information on Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)
can be found on the Cellular Telecommunications Industry
Association (CTIA) web-site at http://www.wow-com.com.
* In the United States and Canada, the SAR limit for mobile
phones used by the public is 1.6 watts/kg (W/kg) averaged
over one gram of tissue. The standard incorporates a
sub-stantial margin of safety to give additional protection
for the public and to account for any variations in
measurements.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
FOR RF EXPOSURE
APPENDIX
■ SAFETY INFORMATION FOR RF EXPOSURE
BODY WORN OPERATION
This device was tested in multiple notebook computer
configurations with USB port configurations for typical
near-body operations with the back of the USB Modem
kept 20mm from the body. To maintain compliance with
FCC RF exposure requirements, it can be used in notebook
computers with substantially similar physical dimensions,
construction, electrical and RF characteristics, and that
maintain a minimum 20mm separation distance between
the user’s body and the back of the USB Modem, including
the antenna. The antenna(s) used for this USB Modem must
not be co-located or must not operate in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter within a host device.
SAFETY INFORMATION
SAFETY INFORMATION FOR FIXED WIRELESS TERMINALS
POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE ATMOSPHERES
Turn your phone OFF when in any area with a potentially
explosive atmosphere and obey all signs and instructions.
Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion or fire
resulting in bodily injury or even death.
INTERFERENCE TO MEDICAL DEVICES
Certain electronic equipment may be shielded against RF
signal from your wireless phone. (Pacemakers, Hearing Aids,
and so on) Turn your phone OFF in health c are facilities
when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you
to do so. RF signals may affect improperly installed or
inadequately shielded electronic system in motor vehicles.
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APPENDIX
SAFETY INFORMATION
FOR RF EXPOSURE
EXPOSURE TO RF ENERGY
Use only the supplied or an approved replacement antenna.
Do not touch the antenna unnecessarily when the phone is
in use. Do not move the antenna close to, or couching any
exposed part of the body when making a call.
FCC COMPLIANCE INFORMATION
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received.
This includes interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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RADIO FREQUENCY
INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
APPENDIX
■ U.S.FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
INFORMATION TO THE USER
NOTE : This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful Interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
*- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
*- Connect the equipment into an outlet of a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
*- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for assistance.
Changes or modification not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment. Connecting of
peripherals requires the use of grounded shielded signal
cables.
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RADIO FREQUENCY
INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
FCC ID: PP4PX-700
Warning:
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
The radiated output power of this device
is far below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, the device
should be used in such a manner that the
potential for human contact during normal
operation is minimized. In order to avoid
the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio
frequency exposure limits, human proximity
to the antenna should not be less than
20mm during normal operation. The gain
of the antenna for Cellular band must not
exceed 3.5 dBi. The gain of the antenna for
PCS band must not exceed 6 dBi.
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