Motorola WPCI810G User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide WPCI810 Wireless PCI Adapters WPCI810G and WPCI810GP WPCI810G WPCI810GP...

  • Page 2: Canadian Compliance, Fcc Declaration Of Conformity

    Motorola, Inc., Broadband Communications Sector, 101 Tournament Drive, Horsham, PA 19044, 1-215-323-1000, declares under sole responsibility that the WN825G and WPCI810G comply with 47 CFR Parts 2 and 15 of the FCC Rules as a Class B digital device. This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    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

    Installing Your Card ...2-4 Device Configuration Setup ...2-5 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: Table Of Contents

    Section 4:Troubleshooting Contact Us ...4-1 Hardware Solutions ...4-1 My computer is experiencing difficulty connecting to the wireless network..4-1 I would like to see 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...

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    The WPCI810GP comes loaded with Performance Enhancement technology that accelerates your wireless network and your fun. This new technology boosts wireless performance among compatible Motorola devices up to 35% faster than over standard 802.11g networking. Your adapter incorporates the latest technology into an easy to install, upgradeable package.

  • Page 7: Features, Understanding Your User Guide

    Section 1 Features The WPCI810 has the following features: CD-ROM based Installation Wizard to provide easy installation Device Configuration and Status Utility Wireless security using WPA with TKIP encryption, 802.1X with AES and EAP-type Authentication Compatibility with both 802.11g and 802.11b network standards Upgradeable driver to stay current with the latest specifications Understanding Your User Guide The User Guide is subdivided into the following sections:...

  • Page 8: Box Contents

    Overview Box Contents Your box contains the following: CD-ROM WPCI810 Antenna WPCI810 Mot oro la W PC I81 0G W i reless PC I Adap ter G e t t i n g S t a rt e d C hec k t h at yo ur b ox cont ai ns t hese i t e ms.

  • Page 9: Simple Home Network Diagram, Wireless Connections

    Section 1 Overview Simple Home Network Diagram Your Wireless PCI Adapter allows you to access files, printers, and an Internet connection on your network. A sample Local Area Network (LAN) is shown below: In the example above, the Internet communicates with the modem which communicates with the router.

  • Page 10: Pci Adapter Card Physical Description, Top And Front Of Pci Adapter Card

    HIGH PERFORMANCE DATA RATE UP TO 54 Mbps / 802.11g COMPATIBLE MODEL: WPCI810G Tested to comply With FCC Standards PART NUMBER: 498467-001-00 For Home Or Office Use This device is approved as S/N: PPPPMMYJJJSSSSSCAABBCCCC Motorola Model WPCI810G FCC ID: F2NWPCI810G Made in Taiwan MAC: AB CD EF 01 23 45...

  • Page 11: Adapter Card Label

    Includes the model number, part number, serial number, and MAC Address MAC Address Location of the PCI adapter card’s MAC Address Overview Tested to comply With FCC Standards For Home Or Office Use This device is approved as Motorola Model WPCI810G FCC ID: F2NWPCI810G Made in Taiwan WPCI810...

  • Page 12: Before You Begin, Enterprise Users

    Section 2:Installation Before You Begin You need to collect information so that you can setup your WPCI810 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). Also, you need to consider the type of security to enable for your wireless connection.

  • Page 13: Small Office/home Office Users, Security Options, Security Example

    Section 2 Small Office/Home Office Users The access point that communicates with the WPCI810 has a pre-assigned network name (SSID) that the WPCI810 recognizes upon startup. If you are setting up a new wireless network with WEP security, the WPCI810 should use the same network key you used for your network.

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    Installation The options supported by the adapter: Network Authentication Option Description Open A network can be set up either to use or not use a network key for data encryption. WEP is the type of encryption used. Open WEP is the first-generation basic level security for wireless networks.

  • Page 15: Installing Your Card

    Section 2 Installing Your Card To install your wireless adapter card: Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The software automatically starts the Installation Wizard program. Follow the prompts to setup your adapter card. If Windows 98SE prompts you for the original Windows CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM, and direct Windows to its proper location (for example, D:\WIN98).

  • Page 16: Device Configuration Setup

    Installation Attach the antenna by aligning the threads on the antenna with the threads on the connector and turning the antenna clockwise until the antenna is attached to the connector. Return power to the PC and complete the installation instructions supplied on the CD-ROM.

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    Section 3:Configuration You can use the information in this section to: Discover available wireless networks Setup operation modes Create connectivity profiles Setup 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. WPCI810...

  • Page 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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. WPCI810...

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    Section 3 The Wireless Network Properties window is displayed. 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 (SSID) characters.

  • Page 23: Configuration Section

    Configuration Field Description Network Select if your access point requires authentication. Match the Authentication authentication used by the network. Open Shared The Pre-Shared Key (PSK) authentication method is 802.1X IEEE port based network access control authentication WPA- CCKM Note: If you select WPA, WPA-PSK, or CCKM, you may be required to enter further information on the Authentication tab.

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    Section 3 Field Description Key index There are four Keys (1, 2, 3, 4) that can be selected for WEP. The (advanced) key index selected here must match the network’s key index. Select if the key is automatically provided. Most often, the key is not The key is provided for me automatically provided, so you have to un-check this box and enter...

  • Page 25: 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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    Section 3 The Wireless Network Properties window displays with the current settings: If the network requires Network Authentication, select the type of authentication required. WPA and CCX might require further Authentication options found on the Authentication tab. Match the setting used by the network. If the network requires Data Encryption, select the type of encryption required.

  • Page 27: Performance Enhancement

    Click System and select the Hardware tab. Click Device Manager. Click Network adapters. Click Motorola Wireless PCI Adapter WPCI810 and select the Advanced tab. To toggle the feature on or off, select Enabled or Disabled from the Value drop down menu.

  • Page 28: Controlling The Radio

    Section 3 Controlling the Radio You may need to turn off the radio to comply with restrictions prohibiting the emission of radio signals; for example, while onboard a commercial aircraft. To disable the radio using the antenna icon, right-click the antenna icon in the system tray and click Disable Radio.

  • Page 29: Preferred Networks – Setting Up The Connection Order

    Configuration 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 WPCI810...

  • Page 30: Move Up And Move Down Buttons

    Section 3 Move Up and Move Down buttons Use the Move up and Move down buttons to move a network up and down in the list of Preferred networks. The adapter tries to connect to a wireless network in the order you specify in the Preferred networks list.

  • Page 31: 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 32: 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 33: 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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    Section 3 To obtain more information about a selected network, click Advanced. The Advanced 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.

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    Configuration The adapter saves a log of the information listed on the Advanced Site Monitor window to the networks.log file. The information is sent to the file approximately every six seconds. 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.

  • Page 36: 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 37: 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 38: 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 39: 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 40: Advanced Configuration Of The Wireless Network Adapter

    Click Device Manager. Click Network adapters. Click Motorola Wireless PCI Adapter WPCI810 and select the Advanced tab. To change the value for any of the listed properties, click the Property. Change the value in the Value box by either clicking the Value arrow and selecting a new value, or by typing a new value, as appropriate.

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    Configuration Field Description IBSS Channel This selects the channel number on which to operate. The WPCI810 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 42: Contact Us, Hardware Solutions, My Computer Is Experiencing Difficulty Connecting To The Wireless Network

    This section details possible solutions to common problems that may occur in using the WPCI810. 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. Hardware Solutions My computer is experiencing difficulty connecting to the wireless network.

  • Page 43: I Would Like To See If My Internet Connection Is Live

    Section 4 I would like to see if my Internet connection is live. Use the ping command to test the connection. Before attempting, determine the IP Address of your adapter. Open a command prompt by clicking Start and Run. For Windows 98 and ME, in the Open field, type command and press Enter or OK. For Windows 2000 and XP, type cmd.

  • Page 44: Software Solutions, How Do I Enable Leap For My Corporate Network?

    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 45: 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 46

    Section 5:Glossary Access Point (AP) A device that provides wireless LAN connectivity to wireless clients (stations). Adapter A device or card that connects a computer, printer, or other peripheral device to the network or to some other device. A wireless adapter connects a computer to the wireless LAN. Address translation See NAT.

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    Section 5 Basic Service Set. A configuration of Access Points that communicate with each other without resorting any infrastructure. Also known as Ad-Hoc networks. Also see ESS. Client In a client/server architecture, a client is a computer that requests files or services such as file transfer, remote login, or printing from the server.

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    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.

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    Section 5 An Extended Service Set (ESS) is a set of two or more BSSs that form a single subnetwork. See also BSS. Ethernet The most widely used LAN type, also known as IEEE 802.3. The most common Ethernet networks are 10Base-T, which provide transmission speeds up to 10 Mbps, usually over unshielded, twisted-pair wire terminated with RJ-45 connectors.

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    Glossary Hexadecimal A base-sixteen numbering system that uses sixteen sequential numbers (0 to 9 and the letters A to F) as base units before adding a new position. On computers, hexadecimal is a convenient way to express binary numbers. Host In IP, a host is any computer supporting end-user applications or services with full two-way network access.

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    Section 5 IP Address A unique 32-bit value that identifies each host on a TCP/IP network. TCP/IP networks route messages based on the destination IP address. For a Class C network, the first 24 bits are the network address and the final 8 bits are the host address; in dotted-decimal format it appears “network.network.network.host.”...

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    Glossary The Maximum Transmission Unit is the largest amount of data that can be transmitted in one discrete message on a given physical network. The MTU places an upper bound on the size of a message that can be transferred by the network in a single frame.

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    Section 5 PING A network utility that tests host reachability by sending a small packet to the host and waiting for a reply. If you PING a computer IP address and receive a reply, you know the computer is reachable over the network. It also stands for “Packet Internet Groper.”...

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    Glossary Roaming The ability to transfer your wireless session from one AP to another AP seamlessly. Read-Only Memory. Router On IP networks, a device connecting at least two networks, which may or may not be similar. A router is typically located at a gateway between networks.

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    Section 5 Subnet Mask A methodology that determines what the router will examine for the destination of an IP address. A router delivers packets using the network address. Switch On an Ethernet network, a switch filters frames based on the MAC address, in a manner similar to a bridge.

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    Glossary 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. Unicast A point-to-point data transmission sent from one sender to one receiver.

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    Section 5 A wide-area network provides a connection over a large geographic area, such as a country or the whole world. 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.

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