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MOTOMESH 4.0
Wireless Modem Card
Users Guide
August 2005
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    MOTOMESH 4.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide August 2005 6881011Y52-O...

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    Copyrights © 2005 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of Motorola, Inc.

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  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the Antenna Assembly ........................3-1 Disconnecting a Pigtail Antenna Assembly ..................... 3-2 Connecting the Magnetic Antenna Assembly (Optional)................. 3-3 Handling the WMC6300 and the WMC7300 ....................... 3-4 Installing the Wireless Modem Card........................ 3-4 Removing the Wireless Modem Card ......................3-10 Chapter 4: MeshTray ....................

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    Certification and Safety Information ........... 6-1 FCC Regulatory Information ..........................6-1 FCC Information .............................. 6-1 FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement......................6-2 Safety Information for the MEA WMC6300 ....................6-2 Safety Certification ............................6-3 CE Mark Certification........Error! Bookmark not defined.-Error! Bookmark not defined. 6881011Y52-O August 2005...

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  • Page 8: List Of Figures

    MOTOMESH Setup - Select Options Dialog Box ............2-11 Figure 2-22 MOTOMESH Installed Successfully (W2K) ..............2-13 Figure 3-1 Attach the Antenna to the WMC6300 or the WMC7300.............3-2 Figure 3-2 Attach Magnetic Mount Antenna to the WMC6300 ............3-3 Figure 3-3 Installing the Wireless Modem Card..................3-4 Figure 3-4 Proper Orientation of Antenna .....................3-5...

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    List of Figures Figure 3-16 Safe to Remove Hardware - WMC6300 Card ...............3-10 Figure 3-17 Removing the WMC6300 from the PCMCIA slot ............3-11 Figure 4-1 MeshTray Status Tab ......................4-1 Figure 4-2 MeshTray Configuration Tab....................4-3 Figure 4-3 Password Protection Panel ....................4-5 Figure 4-4 MeshTray and Windows TCPIP, DHCP, and DNS Setting Options ........4-6...

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  • Page 11: List Of Tables

    List Tables List of Tables ..........Table 4-1 MeshTray Icon States......................4-1 Table 4-2...

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    List Procedures List of Procedures ..........Procedure 2-1 MOTOMESH Client Software Installation on Windows XP........2-1 Procedure 2-2...

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  • Page 15: Chapter 1: Introduction

    ..........This guide will assist you with the use, installation, and configuration of the WMC6300 and the WMC7300 Wireless Modem Card (WMC).

  • Page 16: What's In The Box

    External Connections and LED Indicators The WMC6300 and the WMC7300 Wireless Modem Card is designed for insertion into an industry- standard Type II PCMCIA card slot located in a Host device. The Wireless Modem Cards have an antenna port to connect the external antenna and two LED Indicators.

  • Page 17: Chapter 2: Software Installation

    Chapter Chapter 2: Software Installation ..........This chapter will assist you with the Software installation portion of the process and is further separated into two main sections: Installing MOTOMESH Client Software on Windows XP and Installing MOTOMESH Client Software on Windows 2000.

  • Page 18: Figure 2-1 Motomesh Setup - Welcome Dialog (xp)

    Chapter 2: Software Installation Click the Next button to continue the installation process. Figure 2-1 MOTOMESH Setup - Welcome Dialog (XP) In the Startup Options dialog make your selection by checking or un-checking the available options. Click on the Next button to continue the installation process. It is recommended that the “Automatically Launch MeshTray at Startup”...

  • Page 19: Figure 2-3 Motomesh Setup - Ready To Install (xp)

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Figure 2-3 MOTOMESH Setup - Ready to Install (XP) If MOTOMESH has been previously installed on your computer, the Information dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure 2-4. Select the Uninstall button to remove the existing MOTOMESH drivers and continue the installation process.

  • Page 20: Figure 2-5 Motomesh Setup - Uninstalling Software (xp)

    Chapter 2: Software Installation If you choose to continue with the installation, the Removing Programs From Your Computer dialog will be displayed to indicate the progress of the uninstall operation. When the operation has completed, click on the Close button to dismiss the dialog. Figure 2-5 MOTOMESH Setup - Uninstalling Software (XP) The Installing Files window will be automatically dismissed as soon as file installation has completed.

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    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide A Software Installation dialog indicates that the software is not Windows Logo tested, select the Continue Anyway button to complete the installation process. Figure 2-7 Software Installation Dialog Box If a second Software Installation dialog box is displayed as shown in Figure 2-8.

  • Page 22: Figure 2-9 Software Installation Dialog Box

    Chapter 2: Software Installation The Select Options dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure 2-9. This installation screen allows the user to view the ReadMe file during the installation and to run MeshTray immediately following installation. Click on the Next button to proceed with the installation process. Figure 2-9 Software Installation Dialog Box If selected, the ReadMe file will be displayed.

  • Page 23: Installing Motomesh Client Software On Windows 2000

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Installing MOTOMESH Client Software on Windows 2000 ..........The following procedure outlines the installation of MOTOMESH client software on a typical Windows 2000 platform.

  • Page 24: Figure 2-12 Motomesh Setup - Startup Options Dialog Box (w2k)

    Chapter 2: Software Installation In the Startup Options dialog make your selection by checking or un-checking the available options. Click on the Next button to continue the installation process. It is recommended that the “Automatically Launch MeshTray at Startup” checkbox is selected; allowing MeshTray to be available each time the computer is restarted.

  • Page 25: Figure 2-14 Motomesh Setup - Software Previously Installed (w2k)

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Select the Uninstall button to continue with the removal process or select the Cancel button. Figure 2-14 MOTOMESH Setup - Software Previously Installed (W2K) From the Confirm Action dialog select the Yes button to remove all of the previously installed components.

  • Page 26: Figure 2-17 Confirm File Deletion (w2k)

    Chapter 2: Software Installation If the Confirm File Delete dialog displays on the screen, select the Yes to All button. Figure 2-17 Confirm File Deletion (W2K) The Uninstalling Software dialog will display the deleting file status, select Close when done. Figure 2-18 Uninstalling Software –...

  • Page 27: Figure 2-19 Installing Files Window (w2k)

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide The Installing Files window will be dismissed as soon as the installation of the files is complete. Figure 2-19 Installing Files Window (W2K) During the Setup process, the Performing Setup Actions dialog box displays a status bar that indicates the progress of the installation.

  • Page 28: Figure 2-21 Motomesh Setup - Select Options Dialog Box

    Chapter 2: Software Installation The Select Options dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure 2-21. This installation screen allows the user to view the ReadMe file during the installation and to run MeshTray immediately following installation. Click on the Next button to proceed with the installation process. Figure 2-21 MOTOMESH Setup - Select Options Dialog Box If selected, the ReadMe file will be displayed.

  • Page 29: Figure 2-22 Motomesh Installed Successfully (w2k)

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide The MOTOMESH Installed Successfully dialog will appear as shown in Figure 2-22. Click on the Finish button to exit. Figure 2-22 MOTOMESH Installed Successfully (W2K) 6881011Y52-O August 2005 2-13...

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  • Page 31: Chapter 3: Wireless Modem Card Installation

    Chapter Chapter 3: Wireless Modem Card Installation ..........This chapter will assist you with the physical installation and configuration of the Wireless Modem Card.

  • Page 32: Disconnecting A Pigtail Antenna Assembly

    Chapter 3: Wireless Modem Card Installation Locate the Antenna and insert the connector into the WMC6300 or the WMC7300 antenna port, as shown in Figure 3-1. Figure 3-1 Attach the Antenna to the WMC6300 or the WMC7300 The connector will snap into place when fully inserted.

  • Page 33: Connecting The Magnetic Antenna Assembly (optional)

    Never use the WMC6300 or the WMC7300 with the Antenna removed from the rooftop, or with the Antenna disconnected from the Card. Insert the Antenna Cable Connector into the WMC6300 antenna port as shown in Figure 3-2 The connector will snap into place when fully inserted.

  • Page 34: Handling The Wmc6300 And The Wmc7300

    ..........The following sections will describe the proper installation and removal of the WMC6300 and the WMC7300 wireless modem cards.

  • Page 35: Figure 3-4 Proper Orientation Of Antenna

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide The antenna must be attached using the clip and vertically oriented when the laptop is in use as shown in Figure 3-4. Figure 3-4 Proper Orientation of Antenna The first time that the card is inserted, a message will be displayed indicating that the PC card has been found as shown in Figure 3-5 Figure 3-5 Found New Hardware Popup Dialog box...

  • Page 36: Figure 3-6 Found New Hardware Wizard - Serial Pc Card

    Chapter 3: Wireless Modem Card Installation The Windows Found New Hardware Wizard for the Serial PC Card will start as shown in Figure 3-6. Verify that the “Install the software automatically (Recommended)” radio button is selected, and then click on the Next button. Figure 3-6 Found New Hardware Wizard –...

  • Page 37: Figure 3-8 Hardware Installation Dialog Box

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide As soon as the above step is complete, the Hardware Installation dialog box shown in Figure 3-8 will be displayed. Click on the Continue Anyway button in the Hardware Installation dialog box. Figure 3-8 Hardware Installation Dialog Box The Found New Hardware Wizard Complete dialog box will appear as shown in Figure 3-9.

  • Page 38: Figure 3-10 Found New Hardware Wizard

    Chapter 3: Wireless Modem Card Installation An additional Found New Hardware Wizard will be displayed as shown in Figure 3-10. Verify that the Install the software automatically (Recommended) radio button is selected, and then click on the Next button. Figure 3-10 Found New Hardware Wizard A Loading Files dialog box will appear as shown in Figure 3-11.

  • Page 39: Figure 3-12 Hardware Installation Dialog Box - Wmc6300 Pc Card

    From the Hardware Installation dialog box, Figure 3-12, click on the Continue Anyway button. Figure 3-12 Hardware Installation Dialog Box - WMC6300 PC Card The Found New Hardware Wizard Complete dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure 3-13.

  • Page 40: Removing The Wireless Modem Card

    Figure 3-15 Unplug or Eject Hardware Icon Wait for a message that indicates that the device may be safely removed from the system as shown in Figure 3-16. Figure 3-16 Safe to Remove Hardware - WMC6300 Card 6881011Y52-O August 2005 3-10...

  • Page 41: Figure 3-17 Removing The Wmc6300 From The Pcmcia Slot

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Eject the WMC6300 from the PCMCIA slot as shown in Figure 3-17. Figure 3-17 Removing the WMC6300 from the PCMCIA slot 6881011Y52-O August 2005 3-11...

  • Page 43: Chapter 4: Meshtray

    Chapter Chapter 4: MeshTray ..........MeshTray™...

  • Page 44: Starting Meshtray

    MeshTray installation. As an alternative to the above step, you can also: Click on Start | Programs | Motorola | MotoMesh | MeshTray.exe. As an alternative to the previous steps, you can also: Click on the MeshTray icon in the Windows System Tray to restore the application to a property sheet...

  • Page 45: Status Tab

    Status Tab Figure 4-1 MeshTray Status Tab Table 4-2 Status Tab - Adapter Information Section Status Tab Item Explanation Description Indicates the device type and model number. MAC Address Displays the MAC Address assigned to the Wireless Modem Card on the current computer being viewed through MeshTray.

  • Page 46: Configuration Tab

    Chapter 4: MeshTray IAP Link Quality The Access Point link quality is represented as a percentage bar. A link quality of 100% is considered Excellent. It is also an indication that the device is running in Infrastructure mode as opposed to Peer-to-Peer. Infrastructure Mode (%) A device that is running in Peer-to-Peer mode will display a yellow percentage bar along with...

  • Page 47: Geographic Position

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Figure 4-2 MeshTray Configuration Tab Geographic Position The Display Geographic Position option is selectable and the user may configure the reporting interval as shown in Figure 4-2, if the license for this licensed feature has been purchased and enabled on the network.

  • Page 48: Control Channel Configuration

    Chapter 4: MeshTray Do not enter decimal point values as they will be dropped after, the “Apply” button is selected. The reporting interval must be entered in seconds (up to a maximum of 180 seconds) and is used for updating the Geo Reporting Interval in seconds Position tab data contents for longitude and latitude or X, Y, Z positions for the Spherical Coordinate Use the Up arrow to set the...

  • Page 49: Enabling The Wmcs Internal Dhcp Server Feature

    Network Administrator. Select the Apply button located on the Configuration tab to finalize your selection. Any unauthorized change can cause the WMC6300 to stop communication with the network and other subscriber devices. Enabling the WMCs Internal DHCP Server Feature If a DHCP server is not available on your network, you may choose to either provide a viable static IP address in Windows or select the Enable Adapter’s DHCP Server checkbox.

  • Page 50: Figure 4-4 Meshtray And Windows Tcpip, Dhcp, And Dns Setting Options

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  • Page 51: Setting A User Supplied Ip Address

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Setting a User Supplied IP Address To setup a User Supplied IP address, first obtain a valid IP address from your Network Administrator. This is the IP address to be entered in the IP Address box on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog’s General tab.

  • Page 52: Configuring The Dns Address

    Chapter 4: MeshTray Configuring the DNS Address ..........Manual DNC configuration is only necessary when a DHCP server does not exist on the Network.

  • Page 53: Geo Position Tab

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Right-click on the Local Area Connection corresponding to the Wireless Modem Card and select the Properties button. Figure 4-8 Local Area Connection Properties Dialog Box Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in the Components dialog box as shown in Figure 4-8. Click on the Properties button.

  • Page 54: Meshtray Routing Tab

    Chapter 4: MeshTray If your Wireless Modem Card has been licensed for Geo-Location, an optional Geo Position tab will be displayed as shown in Figure 4-8. For the parameters to be enabled (not grayed-out), the Display Geographic Position checkbox needs to be selected in the Configuration tab. Figure 4-9 MeshTray Geo Position Tab MeshTray Routing Tab...

  • Page 55: Routing Table

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Figure 4-10 MeshTray Routing Tab Routing Table The Routing Table displays the MAC address for the Destination node and the node to be utilized for the Next Hop, the number of Hops to the Destination node. Neighbor Table The Neighbor Table displays the MAC address and the Signal Level for the adjacent nodes that the WMC may route through, depending on the desired end node.

  • Page 56: Routing Icons

    Chapter 4: MeshTray Routing Icons Table 4-4 Routing Tab Icons Icon Description Indicates a device type not known to MeshTray. Unknown The Computer icon represents a Subscriber Device using a MEA Wireless Modem Card in the network. Subscriber Device (SD) The Arrow icon represents a Wireless Router (WR), or Mesh Wireless Router (MWR) in the MEA network.

  • Page 57: Meshtray Security Tab

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide MeshTray Security Tab The Security tab is used to set the IAP and Peer Authentication passwords to gain access to the network. Figure 4-11 MeshTray Security Tab Require Authentication to IAP Connections When the Require Authentication to IAP Connections checkbox option is unchecked, it allows authentication of any device currently being monitored and authentication of devices added to the network configuration as they are discovered.

  • Page 58: Iap Authentication

    Chapter 4: MeshTray Force Unauthorized – Deny all wireless access Deny all clients. IAP Authentication To gain access to the IAP, the user must enter a UserId and Password recognized by that IAP. Note: This is only true when IAP is not set to Force Authorized. Table 4-6 IAP Authentication Dialog Parameter...

  • Page 59: Meshtray Authentication Activity Tab

    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide MeshTray Authentication Activity Tab The Authentication Activity tab displays Infrastructure (IAP) Activity and Peer-to-Peer (Group) Activity with an associated Time stamp and Count for the number of attempted authentications. The icons displayed in the Time column identify whether attempted authentications were successful ( ) or failed ( Figure 4-13...

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  • Page 61: Chapter 5: Customer Information

    Motorola System Support Center (SSC). When you consult the Motorola SSC, you increase the likelihood that problems are rectified in a timely fashion and that warranty requirements are satisfied. Check your contract for specific warranty and service information.

  • Page 62: Return Material Request

    Motorola's service philosophy is based on field replaceable entities (FREs). FREs are system components identified by Motorola to be returned to Motorola for repair. In turn, Motorola sends you a replacement FRE component to help you maintain maximum operating performance for your system.

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    MOTOMESH 1.0 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide • Obtain a return authorization (RA) number from the Motorola System Support Center. • Include the warranty, model, kit numbers, and serial numbers on the job ticket, as necessary. • If the warranty is out of date, you must have a purchase order.

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  • Page 65: Chapter 6: Certification And Safety Information

    Chapter Chapter 6: Certification and Safety Information ..........This chapter lists the relevant FCC Certification and Product Safety Information for the MOTOMESH devices described in this manual.

  • Page 66: Fcc Rf Radiation Exposure Statement

    (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. MOTOROLA products meet the uncontrolled environmental limits found in OET-65 and ANSI C95.1, 1991. Proper operation of this radio according to the instructions found in this manual and the hardware and software guides on the MOTOMESH CD will result in user exposure that is substantially below the FCC recommended limits.

  • Page 67: Safety Certification

    (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. Motorola MOTOMESH products meet the uncontrolled environmental limits found in OET-65 and ANSI C95.1, 1991. Proper operation of this radio according to the instructions found in this manual and the hardware and software guides on the MOTOMESH CD will result in user exposure that is substantially below the FCC recommended limits.

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    Index Index ..........Magnetic Mount Antenna, 3-3 MeshTray.exe, 4-2 Add New Group, 4-14...

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