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LG GoldStream
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LG
GoldStream
Wireless LAN PC Card
User's Guide
LW1100N/LWL-1100P
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    LG GoldStream ® GoldStream Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide LW1100N/LWL-1100P Page 1 of 39...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    LG GoldStream Contents Chapter 1 Introduction To The Wireless LAN 1.1 What’s the Wireless LAN? …………………………………… 5 1.2 Wireless LAN Standard and Structure…………………………6 Chapter 2 Before You Start GoldStream ………………………….12 Chapter 3 Installing GoldStream Card On The Windows OS 3.1 Installing PC Card Adapter. ….…………………………………13 3.1.1 Installing the PC Card Driver for Windows OS…...

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    You can determine whether your equipment is causing interference by turning it off. If the interfe rence stops, the LG equipment or one of its peripheral devices probably caused it. If the equipment causes interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by using one or more of the following measures: •...

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    DAMAGES. GoldStr eam, the LG logo are registered trademarks of LG Systems Co., Ltd. or its affiliates in the Korea, U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between LG and any of its resellers.

  • Page 5: Chapter 1 Introduction To The Wireless Lan

    LG GoldStream Chapter 1 Introduction To The Wireless LAN A wireless LAN (WLAN) is a flexible data communication system implemented as an extension to, or as an alternative for, a wired LAN within a building or campus. Using electromagnetic waves, WLANs transmit and receive data over the air, minimizing the need for wired connections.

  • Page 6: Wireless Lan Standard And Structure

    LG GoldStream to several hundred feet. The access point (or the antenna attached to the access point) is usually mounted high but may be mounted essentially anywhere that is practical as long as the desired radio coverage is obtained. End users access the WLAN through wireless LAN adapters, which are implemented as PC cards in notebook computers, or use PCI adapters in desktop computers.

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    LG GoldStream consists of a radio, a wired network interface (e.g., 802.3), and bridging software conforming to the 802.1d bridging standard. The access point acts as the base station for the wireless network, aggregating access for multiple wireless stations onto the wired network.

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    LG GoldStream point connected to the wired network infrastructure and a set of wireless end stations. This configuration is called a Basic Service Set (BSS). An Extended Service Set (ESS) is a set of two or more BSSs forming a single sub-network.

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    LG GoldStream When an 802.11 client enters the range of one or more APs, it chooses an access point to associate with (also called joining a Basic Service Set), based on signal strength and observed packet error rates. Once accepted by the access point, the client tunes to the radio channel to which the access point is set.

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    LG GoldStream ¦ BSS, ESS and SS ID The basic service set (BSS) is the basic building block of WLAN network. Minimum WLAN BSS may be consist of only two stations. Using access point (AP) and network distribution systems (DS), WLAN service set can be extended arbitrary size – extended service set (ESS).

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    LG GoldStream Backbone Network AP #`1 SS ID AP #`2 SS ID = LG = LG ROAMING Re-Configuration Required AP #`3 SS ID = Acro Backbone Network Figure 4. SSID and Roaming Page 11 of 39...

  • Page 12: Chapter 2 Before You Start Goldstream

    After unpacking the card, make sure the following items are present and in good condition: • LG GoldStream LW1100 Series PC Card Adapter • LW1100 Series install software and documentation CD for Windows 95 and Windows 98, 2000, ME.

  • Page 13: Installing Pc Card Adapter

    LG GoldStream Chapter 3 Installing the PC/PCI Card Adapter on a Windows OS This section provides instructions for installing a PC/PCI adapter on a computer using one of the Windows operating systems. Caution The following procedures and physical connections apply generally to normal and conventional client adapter slots.

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    LG GoldStream 3.1.1 Installing the PC Card Driver for Windows Operating Systems ´ Windows95, 98, 2000, ME If the operating system on your computer is Windows, follow these steps. STEP 1 If you insert the GoldStream software and documentation CD for Windows, the Windows automatically runs GoldStream setup program and a dialog box appears.

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    LG GoldStream STEP 3 Give the destination folder. To set the path of your choice click on Browse and then click Next. Page 15 of 39...

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    LG GoldStream STEP 4 Select the SSID. Default SSID is ANY. You can change this later using the configuration utility or network configuration. Click on Next. STEP 5 Select network type and click on Next. Default is infrastructure. Page 16 of 39...

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    LG GoldStream STEP 6 Confirm the current settings; SSID, Network Mode, Utility directory and click on Next. Page 17 of 39...

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    LG GoldStream STEP 7 It takes a few seconds for copying the utility files and then click on Finish to complete the installation. Page 18 of 39...

  • Page 19: Pc Card (pcmcia) Network Configuration

    Also you will see the PC card icon on the right bottom of your screen. If you install LG’s wireless LAN card for the first time all the setup process runs automatically. If you reinstall, the install program asks next two files folder...

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    LG GoldStream Caution This Process could cause serious problem on your network if you edit wrong data. So, if you do not know how to configure your network option, ask for help your network administrator. Click on the TCP/IP option for setting the IP address for your computer. You can select either Static or DHCP setting.

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    LG GoldStream IP Address Gateway Address Page 21 of 39...

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    LG GoldStream After setting these parameters appropriately, click on OK to return Network Component Type and you can select the File and Printer Sharing options as well as the Access to your computer by other users connected to that network by setting the computer sharing options.

  • Page 23: Uninstalling Pc Card Software

    Programs. Click on the LG 11Mbps Wireless LAN and click on Add/Remove button. Uninstall Shield removes the software successfully. And then, click Syste m icon in the control panel and removes the LG 11Mbps Wireless PC Card adapter under the Network adapters.

  • Page 24: Goldstream Configuration Utility

    LG GoldStream 3.1.5 GoldStream Configuration Utility LG install shied program installs wireless LAN driver program and Configuration Utility program. You can see the icon at the right bottom of your screen. Click on that icon will show you the screen as show below.

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    LG GoldStream channel number is set by the client and can be changed by the client user. If you click on Rescan button, LAN card program searches other new channel that currently used one. Throughput (Byte/sec) shows transmit/receive data rate.

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    LG GoldStream Mode : You can select wireless LAN network mode – Infrastructure or Ad-hoc mode Infrastructure Mode This mode is used to set up a connection to a wired Ethernet network. This mode requires an GOLDSTREAM Access Point to gain access to the wired network.

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    LG GoldStream In order to do secure communication over the wireless LAN network, wireless LAN module provides encryption function - WEP. There are two ways to generate WEP key. This key is an important in protecting the illegal access to the wireless networks.

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    LG GoldStream the wireless network resources. As the wireless channel is more prone to the illegal access, WEP provides the users safe wireless LAN network access. Caution If you use WEP function, your network throughput degrade Page 28 of 39...

  • Page 29: Pci Card Installation

    LG GoldStream 3.2 PCI Card Installation This section describes the procedures for installing the client adapter. Before You Start For the client adapter to be used with a computing device, the device must be equipped with a PCI or ISA expansion slot. Check the documentation that came with your computer for details on the differences between PCI and ISA expansion slots.

  • Page 30: Installing Pci Card Adapter

    LG GoldStream Activity LEDs will face out of your computer, and will be visible when you put the cover back on. The bottom edge of the card is the connector you will insert into an empty expansion slot in your computer.

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    LG GoldStream Caution Do not force the client adapter into the slot. Forcing it will damage both the card and the slot. If the card does not go in easily, remove the card and reinsert it. 6. Reinstall the screw to the top of the CPU back panel.

  • Page 32: Installing Pci Card Driver

    LG GoldStream 3.2.2 Installing PCI Card Driver The installation process of PCI card driver program is the same as that of PC card installation. So, you may refer above 3.1.1 Installing the PC Card Driver for Windows Operating Systems except Step 4.

  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    LG GoldStream 3.3 Troubleshooting In this chapter, we have listed various problems that you may encounter during the installation and have also listed possible solutions. The system tray wireless monitor icon is always red â Change your location or the location of the antenna by a few feet and try again.

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    LG GoldStream â Make sure that the PC card is started as automatic in the device applet of the Control panel. â Double click on the PC card icon in th e Control panel. Click on GoldStream adapter and then click on the properties button. It should say that the driver started correctly.

  • Page 35: Appendix

    LG GoldStream Appendix Appendix A Cell Planning (Radio Range) This section provides general guidelines on factors that influence network performance Cell Site Survey Because of differences in component configuration, placement and physical environment, every network application is a unique installation. Before installing the system, users should perform a site survey to determine the optimum utilization of networking components and to maximize range, coverage and network performance.

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    LG GoldStream • Building Materials Radio penetration is greatly influenced by the building material used in construction. For example, drywall construction allows greater range than concrete blocks. Metal or steel construction is a barrier to radio signals. Enhancing Coverage The system architecture options of the wireless station and GoldStream Access Points provide for a variety of coverage alternatives and flexibility.

  • Page 37: Appendix B Technical Specification

    LG GoldStream Appendix B Technical Specifications Supported Operating Systems Win dows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME Radio Specifications Item Specification Description Direct Sequence Radio Type Spread-Spectrum 2.4 GHz ISM Band (DSSS) North American, ETSI, Operating Frequency 2400-2483.5 MHz...

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    LG GoldStream Power Requirements - PC Card Specification Value Operational Voltage 3.3V ± 0.25V Receive Mode Current 250 mA (200 mA typically) 400 mA (370 mA typically) Sleep Mode Current 30 mA typically - PCI Card Specification Value Operational Voltage 5.0V ±...

  • Page 39: Appendix C Channel Allocation

    LG GoldStream Appendix C Channel Allocation Regulatory Domains Channel Center North ETSI / Identifier Frequency Spain France Japan America Korea √ √ √ − − 241 2MHz √ √ √ − − 2417MHz √ √ √ − − 2422MHz √...

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