Dell TrueMobile 1300 User Manual

Dell TrueMobile 1300 User Manual

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Contents: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide
Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB2.0 Adapter
User's Guide
Contents
Getting Started With Your Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
Using Your Dell Wireless Configuration Utility
Mounting a Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless Adapter to Your Computer
Technical Specification
Regulatory Information
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Glossary
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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A00 release: November 2003
file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\dsarired\My%20Documents\projects%20200...
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  • Page 1 Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
  • Page 2: Installing The Software

    Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide NOTE: If you did not purchase this device with a new Dell system, please start at step 1. If you purchased this device with a new Dell system, please skip to step 2.
  • Page 3: Connecting To Your Wireless Network

    Getting Started with your Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter: Dell TrueMo... Page 2 of 4 Figure 1 b. Connect the other end of the USB cable to any USB connector on the back of your desktop computer as shown in Figure 2.
  • Page 4 3.2 Using the Dell Wireless Configuration Utility for Windows 2000 The Dell Wireless Configuration Utility is a software utility that you can use to: Check the quality of your wireless connection. View/change the settings of your network connection.
  • Page 5: Securing Your Network

    Getting Started with your Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter: Dell TrueMo... Page 4 of 4 Securing your Network Your network administrator may have implemented measures to help make your wireless network secure. If so, you must get the required settings from your administrator to establish a connection to the network.
  • Page 6 Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide The Dell Wireless Configuration Utility allows you to configure your TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB adapter and your connection to the wireless network. The sections below provide complete information on the operation of the Configuration Utility.
  • Page 7: System Tray Icon

    System Tray Icon After the installation of the Dell Wireless Configuration Utility, its icon appears in the System Tray in the bottom right corner of your desktop. The color behind the logo indicates the link status, as follows:...
  • Page 8 Configuration Utility you must select Programs →Dell TrueMobile → TrueMobile 1300 USB2.0 WLAN Card Utility from the Start menu. Link Status opens the Utility with the Link Status tab selected. This tab provides information on the details and current quality of your connection to the wireless LAN.
  • Page 9: Starting The Configuration Utility

    Operation of Your Dell Wireless Configuration Utility: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wirele... Page 3 of 3 Site Monitor opens the Utility with the Site Monitor tab selected. The section titled Site Monitor explains the operation of this tab. Diagnostics opens the Utility with the Diagnostics tab selected. The section titled Diagnostics explains the operation of this tab.
  • Page 10 Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide With the Dell TrueMobile 1300 USB2.0 WLAN Card driver and Configuration Utility installed, your computer automatically scans for wireless networks. You can connect to any of the networks your card sees, and change the parameters of your communications with any of these networks, by starting the Configuration Utility.
  • Page 11 Connecting to the Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter U... Page 2 of 3 You can click the Open Network Properties button to access the tools provided by Windows XP to manage network connections. Consult your operating system documentation for information on using these tools.
  • Page 12 Connecting to the Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter U... Page 3 of 3 The networks to which you can connect are listed in the window in the Available networks section. To connect to any of these networks, choose it from the list and click the Configure button to the right of the list.
  • Page 13: The Wireless Networks Menu

    Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide The Dell WLAN Configuration Utility allows you to configure the parameters of your communications with the wireless network through the Wireless Networks menu. The following topics are covered in this section of the manual:...
  • Page 14 If this field is not checked, you can start the Configuration Utility from the Start Menu by selecting Programs → Dell TrueMobile → TrueMobile 1300 USB2.0 WLAN Card Utility.
  • Page 15: Network Configuration

    Back to the Table of Contents Network Configuration There are three ways to configure a network through the Dell WLAN Configuration Utility: by choosing a network in the list of available networks and clicking the Configure button by choosing a network in the list of preferred networks and clicking the Properties button...
  • Page 16 Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User'... Page 4 of 11 Association Tab Association refers to the ability to join a network, either infrastructure or adhoc. The most basic requirement for associating with a network is specifying the correct name, or Service Set Identifier (SSID), for the network.
  • Page 17: Authentication Tab

    Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User'... Page 5 of 11 Creating Encryption Keys Using a Passphrase To create encryption keys using a passphrase, click the radio button next to Create WEP Keys with Pass Phrase and type a character string in the Pass Phrase field. As with creating keys manually, you must type exactly 5 alphanumeric or 10 hexadecimal characters for 64-bit encryption, or exactly 13 alphanumeric or 26 hexadecimal characters for 128-bit encryption.
  • Page 18 Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User'... Page 6 of 11 To enable authentication, click the check box next to the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network field. Checking this box activates the fields in the menu, allowing you to specify authentication parameters.
  • Page 19 Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User'... Page 7 of 11 clicking in the check box next to the Use client certificate field and then highlight a certificate from the list to select it. Clicking next to the Allow intermediate certificate authority field lets you receive certification credentials from any authentication server authorized to provide authentication services by the server named in the Server Name field.
  • Page 20 Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User'... Page 8 of 11 TLS/Smart Card authentication requires a Username and a Server Name; enter this information in the appropriate fields on your screen. With TLS/Smart Card authentication, you can use a client certificate for authentication with the server by clicking in the check box next to the Use client certificate field and then highlight a certificate from the list to select it.
  • Page 21 Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User'... Page 9 of 11 LEAP security requires a Username and Password; enter this information in the appropriate fields on your screen. You can also enable CCX (Cisco Compatible Extensions) with LEAP security. Network EAP utilizes an authentication server on the network.
  • Page 22 Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter Us... Page 10 of 11 MD5-Challenge authentication requires only a Username and Password; enter this information in the appropriate fields on your screen. To save the information you entered in this menu, click the OK button.
  • Page 23 Configuring a Wireless Network: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter Us... Page 11 of 11 TTLS requires a Username and a Server Name; enter this information in the appropriate fields on your screen. With TTLS, you can use a client certificate for authentication with the server by clicking in the check box next to the Use client certificate field and then highlighting a certificate from the list to select it.
  • Page 24: Link Status

    Link Status: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 1 of 2 Back to the Table of Contents Link Status: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide The Link Status tab, as the name suggests, displays information on the status and quality of your link to the wireless network.
  • Page 25 Link Status: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 2 of 2 Infrastructure (communicating with an Access Point/Broadband Router) or AdHoc (communicating directly with one or more computers). Network Name (SSID) - The name, or Service Set Identifier, of the network with which you are communicating.
  • Page 26 The Site Monitor: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 1 of 2 Back to the Table of Contents The Site Monitor: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide The Site Monitor allows you to monitor available wireless networks, providing information on each network it sees and allowing you to update this information either manually or at regular intervals.
  • Page 27 The Site Monitor: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 2 of 2 With this screen displayed, the utility continuously montors the available networks and updates the list in this window if you clicked the Auto Refresh button in the Site Monitor menu. You can start or stop monitoring your site by clicking on the first button to the left at the bottom of this screen.
  • Page 28 Diagnostics: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 1 of 2 Back to the Table of Contents Diagnostics: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide The Diagnostics menu provides a suite of tests which you can run to identify problems with your computer’s connection to your adapter and to the wireless network.
  • Page 29 Diagnostics: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 2 of 2 Back to the Table of Contents file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\dsarired\My%20Documents\projects%20200... 30-9-2003...
  • Page 30 Your Computer: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB2.0 Adapter User's Guide NOTE: Your computer must have wireless adapter mounting slots in order to mount the Dell TrueMobil 1300 wireless adapter on your computer. Attaching the Clip to the Adapter Align the grooves on the base of the adapter with the rails on the clip, and firmly slide the adapter forward until you hear a snap and the clip is fully connected to the adapter.
  • Page 31 Mounting a Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless Adapter to Your Computer: Dell TrueMo... Page 2 of 2 NOTE: When mounting the adapter on the computer, use the 1-foot cable to connect the adapter to the computer. Removing the Adapter From the Computer Slide the adapter back and out of the adapter slot.
  • Page 32: Safety Instructions

    The level of energy emitted by this device, however, is less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless devices such as mobile phones. The Dell TrueMobile 1300 wireless device operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations. These...
  • Page 33: Canada-Industry Canada (Ic)

    Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless... Page 2 of 9 may arise from the user failing to comply with these guidelines. For the latest regulatory information, documentation, and other updates, please visit the Dell website at support.dell.com. Canada—Industry Canada (IC) This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada.
  • Page 34: Usa-Federal Communications Commission (Fcc)

    This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas within France. Please check with ART for the latest information (www.art-telecom.fr) NOTE: Your Dell TrueMobile Wireless USB2.0 adapter transmits less than 100 mW, but more than 10 mW.
  • Page 35: Fcc Rf Radiation Exposure Statement

    Connect the equipment to 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. NOTE: This Dell TrueMobile 1300 wireless network device must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product.
  • Page 36: Technical Specification

    Number. You must ship the products back to Dell in their original or equivalent packaging, prepay shipping charges, and insure the shipment or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. Dell will ship the repaired or replacement products to you freight prepaid if you use an address in the continental United States, where applicable.
  • Page 37 Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless... Page 6 of 9 Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on direct sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with the following standards: IEEE Std.
  • Page 38: Specific Features

    Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless... Page 7 of 9 Japan: 14 (1-14) Antenna system: Dual internal PIFA antenna supporting diversity. Mobility: Seamless roaming across cell boundaries with handover Specific features Supported bit rates: 54 Mbps 48 Mbps...
  • Page 39 Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless... Page 8 of 9 LED 1 INDICATION Unit is off or disconnected Radio is on and associated Slow Flash Radio is on and scanning for a wireless network Radio is on, associated, transmitting and receiving...
  • Page 40 Technical Specifications and Regulatory Information: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless... Page 9 of 9 Back to Top Back to Contents Page file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\dsarired\My%20Documents\projects%20200... 30-9-2003...
  • Page 41 USB Adapter User's Guide There is a red or yellow X in device manager over the Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter. 1) Right click on the yellow or red bang, select properties, select driver, select update driver, click next, then follow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 42 Troubleshooting: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 2 of 3 that the TrueMobile 1300 wireless USB adapter SSID matches that of the network you would like to connect to. The TrueMobile 1300 wireless USB adapter may not be in range of the wireless broadband router.
  • Page 43 Troubleshooting: Dell TrueMobile 1300 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 3 of 3 Back to Contents Page file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\dsarired\My%20Documents\projects%20200... 30-9-2003...
  • Page 44 WLAN without cables. Instead, wireless clients send and receive information through a path in the air called a channel. The standards for a WLAN are based on the IEEE 802.11b/g standard. All Dell TrueMobile 802.11b/g- compliant devices interoperate with other 802.11b/g-compliant wireless devices from other vendors. The WiFi certification logo indicates that the wireless device has been tested by an independent organization and is 802.11b/g-compliant.
  • Page 45 Appendix: Dell TrueMobile 1180 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 2 of 3 All wireless clients and Wireless Broadband Routers in a WLAN must use the same network name. Encryption In a WLAN, wireless clients and Wireless Broadband Routers send and receive information through the air.
  • Page 46 Appendix: Dell TrueMobile 1180 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 3 of 3 Back to Contents Page file://C:\Documents%20and%20Settings\dsarired\My%20Documents\projects%20200... 30-9-2003...
  • Page 47 Glossary: Dell TrueMobile 1180 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 1 of 4 Back to Contents Page Glossary: Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB2.0 Adapter User's Guide Access Point: Sometimes referred to as a Wireless Broadband Router or Residential Gateway. An access point is a device on an 802.11b/g wireless network that receives and retransmits data.
  • Page 48: Internet Protocol (Ip)

    169.254.10.2. None of the numbers can be greater than 255. Each Ethernet interface has an IP address. For the Dell™ TrueMobile™ 1300 Wireless USB Adapter, there is a LAN Ethernet interface; hence, there is a LAN IP address.
  • Page 49 Glossary: Dell TrueMobile 1180 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 3 of 4 Local Area Network (LAN): A LAN is a network in one location. The network lets users at that location share files, printers and other services. Network Adapter: A network adapter is a device expansion card that provides the physical connection between a computer and the network.
  • Page 50 Glossary: Dell TrueMobile 1180 Wireless USB Adapter User's Guide Page 4 of 4 A VLAN is a network of computers that behave as if they are connected to the same wire, even though they may be physically located on different segments of a LAN. VLANs are configured through software rather than hardware, which makes them extremely flexible.

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