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    USBw 100 Series User Manual User Manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    XP Operating System Editions Supported ...3 Vista Operating System Editions Supported ...3 Additional Requirements: ...4 Installing the Motorola Connection Manager Software ... 4 The Motorola Connection Manager Interface ... 5 Controls for the Main Window ... 8 The File Menu ... 8 Enable/Disable WiFi Adapter ...8...

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    Enabling 802.1x Authentication...23 Establishing Ethernet Connections ... 25 Vendor Description... 25 MAC Address ... 25 Driver Version ... 25 Firmware Version... 25 IP Address ... 26 Gateway... 26 DNS Server... 26 DHCP Server... 26 WINS Server... 26 USBw 100 MAR 2009...

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    Profile Properties: IP ... 38 Profile IP Address...38 Profile DNS server ...39 Profile Properties: Security ... 39 The Motorola Connection Manager Settings... 41 The Settings Window... 41 Settings: Application... 42 User interface is always on top ...42 Enable Splash Screen...42 Automatically Run This Application...42...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    How do I stop the client from launching every time I restart my PC? ...48 Why do I keep losing my connection?...49 Why am I unable to connect to a signal that I can see in the Motorola Connection Manager Mobile? ...49 Does the Motorola Connection Manager support WEP Encryption? ...49...

  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction The Help system is designed to answer users' questions on how to perform specific tasks and to explain the Motorola Connection Manager's functions. The menu system to the left allows users to browse help topics while the Index and Search tabs provide other mechanisms to access available help topics.

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    Introduction USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 8: Getting Started, System Requirements, Xp Operating System Editions Supported, Vista Operating System Editions Supported

    Getting Started Getting Started System Requirements The system requirements for basic installation and operation of the Motorola Connection Manager software are shown in the table below. Processor Hard Drive Space Internet Explorer OS Service Pack XP Operating System Editions Supported XP –...

  • Page 9: Additional Requirements, Installing The Motorola Connection Manager Software

    • Ethernet device for Ethernet connections Installing the Motorola Connection Manager Software Installing the Motorola Connection Manager is easy. You will need the software CD to install the software, follow these steps: 1. Insert CD into CD-ROM drive. 2. If your computer automatically starts running the CD follow the on screen instructions for installation and configuration.

  • Page 10: The Motorola Connection Manager Interface

    The Motorola Connection Manager Interface The Motorola Connection Manager Interface The main interface for establishing WiMAX-based wireless connections is shown below. This window will display details about the WiMAX network you are currently connected to. If you are not currently connected to a WiMAX Network, it will choose the network to display in the following order: 1.

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    Search for WiFi hotspots by clicking on the Location Finder button. • Create and edit network profiles by clicking on the Profiles button. • Launch a VPN network connection that you have configured by clicking the VPN button. The Motorola Connection Manager Interface USBw 100 MAR 2009...

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    The Motorola Connection Manager Interface The main interface for establishing Ethernet-based connections is shown below. This interface allows you to connect to an Ethernet-based (wired) network utilizing the same credentials (where applicable) utilized for connections to WiFi hotspots. You can do the following from this window: •...

  • Page 13: Controls For The Main Window, The File Menu, Enable/disable Wifi Adapter, Enable/disable Wimax Adapter

    Click this button to close the window. The File Menu Clicking File in the menu bar of the Motorola Connection Manager's main window produces a short menu with the following options: Enable/Disable WiFi Adapter Select this option to enable and disable your WiFi adapter.

  • Page 14: The Tools Menu, User Info, Wimax Info, Wifi Info, Ethernet Info, Wimax Rescan For Networks

    Ethernet network and the Ethernet device. WiMAX ReScan for Networks The Motorola Connection Manager will rescan all WiMAX networks. Always on Top The Motorola Connection Manager will always be on top of all other applications. Transparency Allows you to see varying degrees of your desktop.

  • Page 15: Settings, The Help Menu, Help, Event Manager History, About The Motorola Connection Manager

    Main window produces a short menu with the following options: Help Opens this help system. Event Manager History Select this item to display a list of the most recent The Motorola Connection Manager events (network connections, network disconnection, errors, etc.). About the Motorola Connection Manager Displays version information for the Motorola Connection Manager software.

  • Page 16: Establishing Wimax Connections, How To Connect To A Wimax Network, Wimax Device Information, Mac Address

    Establishing WiMAX Connections How to Connect to a WiMAX Network To connect to a WiMAX network, follow these steps: 1. Navigate to the WiMAX Main Window in the Motorola Connection Manager software by clicking the the main window. 2. If there are WiMAX networks available for connection, The Motorola Connection Manager will display the name of one of the detected networks as well as the total number of networks detected.

  • Page 17: Calibration Status, Antenna Gain Diff, Mac Version, Library Version, Usbw, Driver Version, Rf Chip Version

    The version of the RF chip used on the device. Antenna Calib The value of the calibration setting for the antenna on the device. Antenna Gain Diff The programmed Antenna gain differential used on the device. USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 18: Wimax Profiles

    WARNING! This is not recommended for the User to complete. Please contact your Internet service provider for assistance. The Motorola Connection Manager will have a default WiMAX profile. It is possible for your Internet Service Provider to create a new WiMAX profile.

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    Establishing WiMAX Connections USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 20: Establishing Wi-fi Connections

    Motorola Connection Manager will attempt to establish a connection to the selected network. 4. When connecting to a network for the first time, the Motorola Connection Manager may prompt the user with the New Network Options dialog box. Using this dialog box, users can instruct the Motorola Connection Manager to automatically connect to a network in the future or to prompt the user when that network is available.

  • Page 21: Automatically Connect To Network In Future, Prompt Me Before Connecting To This Network

    You must choose one of the options shown below: Automatically connect to network in future If this option is selected, the Motorola Connection Manager will create a profile for this network. The profile created will specify that the Motorola Connection Manager should automatically establish a connection to this network whenever it is detected.

  • Page 22: How To Access A Closed Network

    How to create a WiFi Network Profile How to Access a Closed Network To access a closed network with the Motorola Connection Manager, you must set up a Profile for that network. Follow these steps to create a closed Network Profile: 1.

  • Page 23: The List Of Wifi Networks, Connect, Preferred, Network

    If you see a *closed* item in this column, this indicates the presence of one or more Closed networks. Connecting to such a network requires the creation of a profile for that network. See How to access a closed network for more information. USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 24: Mode, Bssid, Channel, Ap Vendor, Encryption, Signal Strength, Beacon Period

    Wireless access points periodically broadcast a packet called a "beacon" which helps to synchronize communications with connected systems. The number in this column indicates how often (in milliseconds) the beacon is transmitted. USBw 100 MAR 2009 icon in this column. The...

  • Page 25: Supported Rates, Time First Seen, Time Last Seen

    A list of all the transmission rates supported by this network. Time First Seen The time of day when the Motorola Connection Manager first detected this network. Note that this value represents the current session only. It will be reset when you restart the Motorola Connection Manager.

  • Page 26: Disabling Windows Xp's Native Wifi Client, Manually Disabling Xp's Wifi Management

    By default, Windows XP attempts to manage any wireless network connections it detects. However, this conflicts with the management functions provided by the Motorola Connection Manager software. For this reason, the Motorola Connection Manager will report the Windows XP wireless network management tool as a conflicting application. Like other...

  • Page 27: Wi-fi Network Security, How To Access An Encrypted Network, What Is An Encryption Key

    What is an Encryption Key? An encryption key is a code key used to encrypt data exchanged between an encrypted network and the Motorola Connection Manager. You cannot exchange data with an encrypted network without having the appropriate encryption key.

  • Page 28: Enabling 802.1x Authentication

    Click the • Enabling 802.1x Authentication The Motorola Connection Manager software allows you to use to authenticate against your corporate network or other domain. The Motorola Connection Manager will allow you to use any authentication method that is installed on your computer. (Please note that authentication is only available on Windows XP and on Windows Vista.

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    Establishing Wi-Fi Connections USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 30: Establishing Ethernet Connections, Vendor Description, Mac Address, Driver Version, Firmware Version

    Firmware Version The version of the devices on-board operating software. To view information about an Ethernet network you are currently connected to or the Ethernet device you are using to connect to that USBw 100 MAR 2009 button. Ethernet...

  • Page 31: Ip Address, Gateway, Dns Server, Dhcp Server, Wins Server

    WINS Server The address of the server (if any) that your computer is using to find the names of computers on a Windows network. Establishing Ethernet Connections from the Tools menu. This produces a USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 32: Virtual Private Networks (vpns), Automatically Launching A Vpn Connection

    3. In the left pane, select the profile for which you want to automate VPN connection. 4. Click the Edit appears. 5. If the General tab is not already selected, select it now. USBw 100 MAR 2009 button. The properties sheet for the selected profile...

  • Page 33: Configuring A Vpn Connection

    4. Access the VPN settings tab by selecting the Tools drop-down menu and then clicking the 'VPN' tab. 5. If the VPN client software you are using is supported by the Motorola Connection Manager and you want to manually specify your connection information, select the VPN profile information in the provided fields.

  • Page 34: Connecting To A Virtual Private Network (vpn), Supported Vpn Clients, Using The Checkpoint Vpn Client

    Using the CheckPoint VPN Client Although CheckPoint's VPN client provides a command line interface that applications such as the Motorola Connection Manager can use to establish connections, the user cannot access other modes of the CheckPoint VPN client while the client is in command line mode.

  • Page 35: Using The Netmotion Vpn Client

    When the Motorola Connection Manager shuts down, it will put the VPN client back into a mode that users can access. Using the NetMotion VPN Client NetMotion's VPN client takes complete control of all data communication to and from a PC. This forces all data communication applications to go through the "tunnel"...

  • Page 36: Creating And Managing Network Profiles, Creating A Profile For A Wifi Network

    If the last network you connected to is not available at a particular location, the Motorola Connection Manager software will display a network from your list of network profiles in the main window. This allows the same easy, one click connecting to an alternate network.

  • Page 37: Creating An Ethernet Network Profile

    3. Click the appears. 4. In the fields provided, enter the criteria that the Motorola Connection Manager should use when attempting to match this profile to Ethernet networks that you connect to. You must enter a value in at least one of these fields (it does not matter which).

  • Page 38: How To Edit A Network Profile

    WiFi • WiMAX • Ethernet • Security • • General • USBw 100 MAR 2009 button in the main window of the Motorola button. A tabbed interface showing all the user-editable...

  • Page 39: How To Remove A Network Profile

    Close to exit the Profile Properties window. Use this window to add a Network Profile and to edit existing Network Profile settings. Creating and Managing Network Profiles button in the main window of the Motorola button. USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 40: Profile Icons, Profile Properties: Wimax, Profile Properties: Ethernet, Dns Suffix

    Profile Properties: Ethernet This window contains the Ethernet-specific settings for Network Profiles. In the fields provided, enter the criteria that the Motorola Connection Manager should use when attempting to match this profile to Ethernet networks that you connect to. You must enter a value in at least one of these fields (it does not matter which).

  • Page 41: Ip Subnet, Nt Domain, Must Match All Associations, Profile Properties: Wifi

    If the network you are configuring is a closed network, check non-broadcast network. If the network whose profile you are configuring does not use WEP or WPA encryption, no further security configuration is necessary, the Creating and Managing Network Profiles This is a Enable USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 42: Profile Properties: Wimax, Profile Properties: General, Profile Name, Connection Options, Vpn Auto Launch

    Enter a name for this network profile. This is how the network profile will be displayed in the Network Profiles window. Connection Options This setting controls what the Motorola Connection Manager will do when it detects the network you are configuring. There are three options: •...

  • Page 43: Enable Application Launcher, Disable Ie's Manual Proxy Settings, Launch Browser Window On Connect

    Creating and Managing Network Profiles Enable Application Launcher If this box is checked, the Motorola Connection Manager software will launch the applications listed on the App Launcher tab of the Settings window whenever it establishes a connection to the network whose profile you are configuring.

  • Page 44: Profile Dns Server, Profile Properties: Security

    If multiple boxes are checked, your device will negotiate with the Mobile network to select the best protocol to use out of those that you have checked. USBw 100 MAR 2009 automatically, instructs the Motorola contacts the administrator of the...

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    Creating and Managing Network Profiles USBw 100 MAR 2009...

  • Page 46: The Motorola Connection Manager Settings, The Settings Window

    The Settings Window The "Settings" window allows you to configure the behavior of the Motorola Connection Manager software. These settings control how the client connects to networks, the sounds it produces, when it retrieves updates and how it handles conflicting applications.

  • Page 47: Settings: Application, User Interface Is Always On Top, Enable Splash Screen, Automatically Run This Application

    The Application tab contains general settings for the Motorola Connection Manager. User interface is always on top The Motorola Connection Manager will always appear on top of other application windows. Enable splash screen The Motorola Connection Manager will display a splash screen while it loads.

  • Page 48: Settings: Hardware, The Device List, Allow Simultaneous Connections, Usbw, Prompt Before Switching Connections

    For more information, see The Device List. Allow simultaneous connections If this box is checked, the Motorola Connection Manager will allow you to establish more than one connection at a time (you could be connected to both WiFi and WiMAX concurrently).

  • Page 49: The Profiles Button, Settings: Sounds, Connected, Lost Connection, Hot Spot Authentication, Settings: Updates

    In the Network Profiles window, "Other Connections" must be listed above the profile for the network to be disconnected. See Profile Priorities for more information. When this box is not checked, the Motorola Connection Manager will not respond to connections established by "Other Devices." The Profiles Button Click this button to open the The Network Profiles Window.

  • Page 50: Automatically Download And Install, Prompt Me To Download And Install, Manually Download And Install

    VPN client, select client software and the login profile that you want to use. If the VPN client software you are using is NOT supported by the Motorola Connection Manager, select Browse button to specify the location of the client software that you are...

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    Users may also connect to any other 3rd party VPN client using a command line interface. Please note that when this command line interface is used, the Motorola Connection Manager application shall be unable to display and track VPN status information as is possible with pre- configured VPN clients.

  • Page 52: Support And Faq, Technical Support, Event History

    Click on the Reset Event History Manager currently-logged events and reset the usage data at the bottom of the page to zero. USBw 100 MAR 2009 to see the client events that have been Filter by box to limit the events displayed to a...

  • Page 53: Frequently Asked Questions, Which Operating Systems Does The Motorola Connection Manager Support

    Check the drivers and firmware. Why can't the Motorola Connection Manager find a network? The Motorola Connection Manager will continue to scan until it finds one or more available networks or Hot Spots. Wireless providers can easily update a user's local database of WLAN Hot Spots.

  • Page 54: Why Do I Keep Losing My Connection

    This may be due to interference caused by other devices like cordless phones, microwave ovens and other 2.4 GHz band devices. Why am I unable to connect to a signal that I can see in the Motorola Connection Manager Mobile? Signal strength from the wireless access point may not be strong enough to allow reliable connections.

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    MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2009 Motorola, Inc.

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