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WN825
Wireless Notebook Adapters
WN825G and WN825GP
WN825G
WN825GP

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide WN825 Wireless Notebook Adapters WN825G and WN825GP WN825G WN825GP...

  • Page 2: Canadian Compliance

    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. : Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to CAUTION operate the equipment.

  • Page 3

    Motorola, Inc. Motorola reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of Motorola to provide notification of such revision or change. Motorola provides this guide without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Install Your Card ...2-4 Device Configuration Setup ...2-4 Section 3:Configuration Icon Description ...3-2 Enabling the Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility ...3-3 Connecting to an Existing Wireless Network ...3-4 Configuring a New Wireless Network...3-5 Modifying Properties for a Configured Wireless Network...3-9 Performance Enhancement...3-11 Controlling the Radio...3-12...

  • Page 5

    I would like to test if my Internet connection is live..4-2 Software Solutions ...4-3 How do I enable LEAP for my corporate network? ...4-3 I am unable to roam with WDS enabled...4-3 What if Pass Phrase isn’t supported? What do I enter for my security? ...4-4 Section 5:Glossary Contents WN825...

  • Page 6: Section 1:overview

    Wireless Notebook Adapter WN825 Unless otherwise stated, this User Guide will use WN825 as the generic term for both the WN825G and WN825GP. The images of the adapter in this User Guide might or might not look exactly like your specific device.

  • Page 7: Features

    Understanding Your User Guide The User Guide is subdivided into the following sections: Overview Describes the WN825 and its functions, the technology used, and recommended practices for using it. Installation Provides instructions for installing the hardware and setting up the firmware to get your adapter up and running.

  • Page 8: Box Contents

    Box Contents Your box contains the following: WN825 HI GH PERFORMANC E 54 Mbits/s DATA R A TE / D RAFT 802.11G COMPLIAN T HIG H PERFOR MANC E DATA RATE UP TO 5 4 Mbp s / 8 02. 11g CO MPA TIBL E...

  • Page 9: Simple Home Network Diagram

    Upload and download speeds are affected by several factors including, but not limited to: the capacity of and the services offered by your cable operator or broadband service provider, channel capacity, network traffic, computer equipment, type of server, number of connections to server, and availability of Internet router(s). WN825...

  • Page 10: Adapter Card Physical Description

    Overview Adapter Card Physical Description Top of Adapter Card The following illustration shows the top of the WN825: The WN825 has the following features: Feature Description Power LED Indicates that the card is powered Link LED Indicates the activity of the wireless network traffic...

  • Page 11: Bottom Of Adapter Card

    Section 1 Bottom of Adapter Card The following illustration shows the bottom of the WN825: The following describes the features on the bottom of the WN825: Feature Description Label Includes the model number, part number, serial number, and MAC Address Location of the adapter card’s MAC Address...

  • Page 12: Section 2:installation

    Section 2:Installation Before You Begin You need to collect information so that you can setup your WN825 correctly. Depending upon where you are connecting, the type of information required is divided between business (enterprise users) and home settings (small office/home office).

  • Page 13: Small Office/home Office Users

    The access point that communicates with the WN825 has a pre-assigned network name (SSID) that the WN825 recognizes upon startup. If you are setting up a new wireless network with WEP security, the WN825 should use the same network key you used for your network.

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    WPA- For infrastructure environments without the RADIUS infrastructure. WPA-PSK supports the use of a pre-shared key. WPA-PSK is the next generation of wireless network security for home and small office environments. WN825 Section 2 Data Encryption Option Description Disabled No encryption used.

  • Page 15: Install Your Card

    After installing the adapter card and software, you will need to connect to a network. Refer to Section 3: Configuration for information on how to create detailed connectivity profiles so you can connect to a wireless network, setup security, and setup modes of operation. Installation WN825...

  • Page 16: Section 3:configuration

    You can use the information in this section to: Discover available wireless networks Setup operation modes Create connectivity profiles Set up security Monitor the wireless network / environment Perform diagnostic discovery The screenshots shown may look slightly different from the ones in your version of the software. WN825...

  • Page 17: Icon Description

    Icon Description The icon in you system tray (the area at the bottom right of your screen in your Task Bar) allows you to view the status of the wireless connection and access the Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility. The following table describes the icons used by the utility.

  • Page 18: Enabling The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility

    Utility provides more wireless information about the network. To enable the Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility: Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is displayed: Check Let this tool manage your wireless settings if not enabled.

  • Page 19: Connecting To An Existing Wireless Network

    Highlight the Available network you want to access. If the Network key background area turns white, enter the Network key used by the network. An example WEP Key from a Motorola Wireless Access Point appears below: Click Connect to access to your wireless network.

  • Page 20: Configuring A New Wireless Network

    If you want to connect to a wireless network that is not in the Available networks field, you can configure a network profile. Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is displayed: Click Add. WN825...

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    Enter information for the new wireless network based on the descriptions in the following table. Field Description Network name Enter a Network Name (SSID) of no more than 32 alphanumeric characters. This is the SSID for a particular wireless network. (SSID) The Network Name (SSID) is case-sensitive. Configuration WN825...

  • Page 22: Configuration Section

    Network key Enter the security key for data encryption, when WEP or WPA-PSK is selected. This can be entered in ASCII or hexadecimal for WEP and in ASCII for WPA-PSK. WN825 No authentication is used. used. method is used. ®...

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    Your computer is connected to the selected network when you see a blue bubble on top of the icon for that network. If the blue bubble does not appear, click Refresh. If it still does not appear, double-check that the wireless settings match the configuration of the wireless network. Configuration WN825...

  • Page 24: Modifying Properties For A Configured Wireless Network

    To configure network properties for a configured wireless network: Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays: Your computer automatically connects to the network displayed at the top of the Preferred networks list.

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    In the example above, the network is configured for WPA-PSK for Authentication and TKIP for Encryption. For additional information about the fields on this window, refer to Wireless Network. Click OK to save your changes. 3-10 Configuration Configuring a New WN825...

  • Page 26: Performance Enhancement

    Click System and select the Hardware tab. Click Device Manager. Click Network adapters. Click Motorola Wireless Network Adapter WN825 and select the Advanced tab. To toggle the feature on or off, select Enabled or Disabled from the Value drop down menu.

  • Page 27: Controlling The Radio

    To disable the radio using the antenna icon, right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and click Disable Radio. To enable the radio, right-click the antenna icon and click Enable Radio. 3-12 Configuration WN825...

  • Page 28: Preferred Networks - Setting Up The Connection Order

    Preferred Networks – Setting up the Connection Order There are two ways to specify the order that the adapter uses to connect to an available network in your Preferred networks list: Using the Move Up and Move Down buttons Using Advanced Selection Rules WN825 Section 3 3-13...

  • Page 29: Move Up And Move Down Buttons

    Click either the Move up or Move down button depending on where you want the selected network to appear in the list. In the example above, the 2 and the Move up button is active, showing that you can move that network up when the button is clicked. 3-14 Configuration network is selected, WN825...

  • Page 30: Advanced Selection Rules

    You can use some advanced rules for displaying networks from the list of Preferred networks. To select an advanced rule: From the Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window, on the Wireless Networks tab, click Advanced. The Advanced window displays: Choose one of the three ways to display and choose networks from the list. Choosing Access point networks only or Computer-to-computer networks only limits the number of networks in your preferred list.

  • Page 31: Removing A Network From Your Preferred Network List

    Removing a Network from Your Preferred Network List To remove a wireless network from your preferred network list: Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays. In the Preferred networks list, highlight the network you want to remove.

  • Page 32: Viewing Site Monitor Information

    Configuration Viewing Site Monitor Information To view site monitor information: Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays. Click the Site Monitor tab. The Visible Networks list provides information about all of the detected networks: the Network Name (SSID), Channel, Signal Strength, and Security.

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    Site Monitor window displays: This window provides detailed information about the network selected. To start a log of network activity, click Start Log. The Save log file as window displays: Select a drive and directory to store the networks.log file. 3-18 Configuration WN825...

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    The log is a comma-delimited list that can be imported to a spreadsheet to enable you to view the activity on the network over a specific time period. Click Stop Log to stop the log information from being sent to the networks.log file. To freeze the display, click Freeze. WN825 Section 3 3-19...

  • Page 35: Viewing Link Status

    Viewing Link Status To view link status: Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays. Click the Link Status tab. The Link Status tab provides information about the currently...

  • Page 36: Viewing Network Statistics

    Viewing Network Statistics To view statistics for the network you are connected to: Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays. Click the Statistics tab. The Statistics tab provides information about the selected...

  • Page 37: Diagnostics

    Section 3 Diagnostics This tab helps you to isolate problems that might be occurring with your adapter. Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays. Click the Diagnostics tab.

  • Page 38: Viewing Utility And Driver Version Information

    Viewing Utility and Driver Version Information To view product information for the adapter installed in your PC: Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays. Click the Information tab. The Information tab provides the firmware version number...

  • Page 39: Removing The Wireless Adapter

    Locate the Device Eject icon located in your system tray. In the illustration below, it is the third icon from the left – the picture of a card and a left-pointing arrow. Double-click the Device Eject icon. The Unplug or Eject Hardware window displays: 3-24 Configuration WN825...

  • Page 40

    WN850G, is shown below: Confirm that the device listed in the window is the device you want to stop. Click OK. After you receive a message telling you the device is stopped, you can safely remove the Wireless Adapter. WN825 Section 3 3-25...

  • Page 41: Advanced Configuration Of The Wireless Network Adapter

    Click Device Manager. Click Network adapters. Click Motorola Wireless Network Adapter WN825 and select the Advanced tab. An example of the Advanced tab is shown below (your screen may differ slightly): To change the value for any of the listed properties, click the Property.

  • Page 42

    Configuration Field Description IBSS Channel This selects the channel number on which to operate. The WN825 Number comes preset for use on channels 1-11. These values are legal in most countries. Some countries allow use on more channels. If you travel to one of these countries, you may change the value for IBSS Channel Number to 12, 13, or 14.

  • Page 43: Section 4:troubleshooting

    Section 4:Troubleshooting This section details possible solutions to common problems that may occur in using the WN825. Contact Us If you are unable to locate a solution here, please access our website at www.motorola.com/broadband/networking days a week, 24 hours a day at 1-877-466-8646.

  • Page 44: I Would Like To Test If My Internet Connection Is Live

    If you do NOT receive a reply, repeat steps 1 – 5 on a different computer to verify that the first computer is not the cause of the problem. If you cannot determine your ISP’s default gateway, ping www.yahoo.com or another known web location. Troubleshooting WN825...

  • Page 45: Software Solutions

    How do I enable LEAP for my corporate network? Ask you system administrator for the Domain/Username and Password required. Right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and select Open Utility. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays. Ensure that the Motorola Wireless Configuration utility is enabled, refer to Section 3 for further details.

  • Page 46: What If Pass Phrase Isn't Supported? What Do I Enter For My Security

    What if Pass Phrase isn’t supported? What do I enter for my security? Some wireless cards do not support Pass Phrase or Motorola’s Pass Phrase algorithm, which means you have to enter the entire Key Content found in the appropriate Key field.

  • Page 47: Section 5:glossary

    The transmission capacity of a medium in terms of a range of frequencies. Greater bandwidth indicates the ability to transmit more data over a given period of time. Bits Per Second Broadband A communications medium that can transmit a relatively large amount of data in a given time period. WN825...

  • Page 48

    “leasing” an IP address and subnet mask to each client. It enables the automatic reuse of unused IP addresses. DeMilitarized Zone. This service opens one IP address to the Internet, usually for online gaming, and acts as a buffer between the Internet and your network. Glossary WN825...

  • Page 49

    The DNS lookup table is a distributed Internet database; no one DNS server lists all domain name to IP address matches. Domain Name A unique name, such as motorola.com, that maps to an IP address. Domain names are typically much easier to remember than are IP addresses. See DNS.

  • Page 50

    FTP is commonly used to download programs and other files to a computer from web pages on Internet servers. Gateway A device that enables communication between networks using different protocols. See also router. Graphical User Interface Glossary WN825...

  • Page 51

    Internet Protocol is a set of standards that enable different types of computers to communicate with one another and exchange data through the Internet. IP provides the appearance of a single, seamless communication system and makes the Internet a virtual network. WN825 Section 5...

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    Ethernet address, physical address, hardware address, or NIC address. One megabyte; equals 1,024 x 1,024 bytes, 1,024 kilobytes, or about 8 million bits. Mbps Million bits per second (megabits per second). A rate of data transfer. Glossary WN825...

  • Page 53

    The Personal Computer Memory Card International Association sets international standards for connecting peripherals to portable computers. Laptop computers typically have a PCMCIA slot that can hold one or two PC Cards to provide features such as Ethernet or wireless connectivity. WN825 Section 5...

  • Page 54

    Internet. See also Private IP Address. RJ-11 The most common type of connector for household or office phones. RJ-45 An 8-pin modular connector; the most common connector type for 10Base-T or 100Base-T Ethernet networks. Glossary ® , or mainframe) WN825...

  • Page 55

    An IP address that is permanently assigned to a host. Normally, a static IP address must be assigned manually. The opposite of Dynamic IP Address. Station IEEE 802.11b term for wireless client. Subscriber A user who accesses television, data, or other services from a service provider. WN825 Section 5...

  • Page 56

    A passenger protocol, such as IP, for the original data User Datagram Protocol. A method used along with the IP to send data in the form of message units (datagram) between network devices over a LAN or WAN. 5-10 Glossary WN825...

  • Page 57

    The bandwidth depends on need and cost, but is usually much lower than for a LAN. Wireless Access Point or Wireless Access Protocol. See also Access Point. WN825 Section 5 5-11...

  • Page 58

    IEEE 802.11b/g. WLAN Wireless LAN. Wi-Fi Protected Access. A security regimen developed by IEEE for protection of data on a WLAN. World Wide Web. An interface to the Internet that you use to navigate and hyperlink to information. 5-12 Glossary WN825...

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    Visit our website at: www.motorola.com/broadband 516591-001 7/04 MGBI...

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