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  • Page 1 The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    LEAP ..........................8 PEAP ..........................9 TLS..........................9 WEP ..........................9 Then and now—HP iPAQ Pocket PC wireless implementation ............ 9 ROM and driver updates..................... 10 Determining the ROM release................... 10 The WLAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs..................10 Turning on and off the WLAN ..................10 h4100 and h4300 series .....................
  • Page 3 ..................... 40 h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002..............40 h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade ..........41 h5500 series....................... 41 Working with HP-supported wireless authentication protocols ..........42 The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 4 44 The HP lab setup ........................ 45 HP tested configurations....................45 HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100, h4300, h5400, and h5500 series ........45 Troubleshooting problems....................45 If the WLAN connection still doesn’t work ................45 Additional help ........................
  • Page 5: Overview

    PC h4100/4300 series and h5400/h5500 series handheld devices. HP iPAQ Pocket PC wireless products HP currently offers the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 series, h4300 series, h5400 series, and the h5500 series. These Pocket PCs have integrated WLAN capability. What is a WLAN? A wireless network is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common wireless communication link over radio waves.
  • Page 6: Wi-Fi Hotspots

    A mobile device is a portable device. A desktop could be a mobile device if it could be easily carried around. A wireless device, such as the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100, h4300, h5400, or h5500 series handheld device, provides some type of network connectivity. A cell phone is wireless; a laptop or PDA can be wireless when using a wireless modem.
  • Page 7: Terminal Services Client

    “jump” to. The new signal is chosen from a list of preferred networks configured by the Wi-Fi user interface in the device operating system. Two basic roaming techniques are currently available: Address transition roaming and Location transition roaming. The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 8: Hp-Supported Authentication Wireless Protocols

    However, HP iPAQ Pocket PCs with zero-configuration-based Microsoft Windows Pocket PC Operating Systems, allow WLAN connections to disconnect and reconnect when a new access point is found. HP iPAQ Pocket PCs h4100, h4300, and h5400 series are affected by this anomaly. HP-supported authentication wireless protocols...
  • Page 9: Peap

    Then and now—HP iPAQ Pocket PC wireless implementation HP iPAQ Pocket PCs are designed to increase productivity by giving customers the ability to continue working, even when their work takes them away from the office. Whether meeting in an office on the...
  • Page 10: Rom And Driver Updates

    Drivers, Handheld Devices then iPAQ Pocket PCs; select the series, and then download the drivers and software). NOTE: It is a good idea to periodically check the HP website for ROM update and SoftPaq releases. HP engineering is working on a number of enhancements, updates, and fixes in addition to the roaming issue.
  • Page 11: H4100 And H4300 Series

    Perform the following steps to set up a WLAN connection on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 or h4300 series handheld device: 1. On the Start screen, tap the Connectivity icon ( ) in the Start bar at the top of the device or on the Start screen, tap Start and then tap “iPAQ Wireless.”...
  • Page 12: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Rom Upgrade

    3. When the Wireless Control screen appears, tap the WLAN icon. The WLAN icon displays in orange (off); tap the WLAN icon to turn on the WLAN. The icon changes to green (on) and the WLAN indicator light flashes orange. The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 13: Connecting To A Network

    NOTE: A network can be set up manually, if desired. See “Manually entering new network settings” in the next section. Figure 1.1 shows the Network indicator pop-up box. Figure 1.1: Network indicator The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 14: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2002

    Start bar. Tap the icon; when the “Multiple Networks Indicated” pop-up box appears, tap the desired network. NOTE: A network can be set up manually, if desired. See “Manually entering new network settings” in the next section. The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 15: H5500 Series

    NOTE: A network can be set up manually, if desired. See “Manually entering new network settings” in the next section. Figure 1.1 shows the Network indicator pop-up box. Figure 1.1: Network indicator The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 16: Manually Entering New Network Settings

    To manually add settings to a wireless network on the h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002, perform the following steps: 1. On the Start screen, tap Start, Settings, tap the “Connections” tab at the bottom of the screen, and then tap the “Connections” icon. The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 17: H5400 With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Rom Upgrade And H5500 Series

    Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade and h5500 series To manually add settings to a wireless network on the h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002, perform the following steps: The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 18: Searching For Networks To Access

    “Automatically connect to non-preferred networks” checkbox. NOTE: If the “Automatically connect to non-preferred networks checkbox” is checked, then the HP iPAQ Pocket PC will detect any new networks and provide the opportunity to configure them. The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 19: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2002

    Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 Perform the following steps to locate the available networks on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC handheld device: 1. On the Start screen, tap Start, Settings, tap the Connections tab, and then tap the Connections icon.
  • Page 20: Managing Wireless Networks

    Managing wireless networks Viewing or editing a network HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 and h4300 series To view or edit an existing or available wireless network, perform the following steps: 1. Turn on the WLAN. 2. In the Connectivity pop-up box, tap Settings, the Advanced tab, the Network Card, and then the Wireless tab.
  • Page 21: Deleting A Network

    “Connect/Remove Settings” drop-box appears. Tap “Remove Settings.” Or on the Start screen tap Settings, the Connections tab, the Connections icon, Advanced, and Network Card. Give the connection a name; tap the Wireless tab, The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 22: Monitoring Signal Strength And Status

    ) in the Start bar. The Connectivity box displays the type of network the HP iPAQ Pocket PC is connected to (Work or Internet). Displayed next to the network type (either Internet or Work) is the field “Wireless Card,” followed by some vertical green bars. Four bars indicate the strongest signal strength.
  • Page 23: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Rom Upgrade

    The signal strength displays as a percentage beneath the icon and as a colored area within the icon. A green color indicates the stronger connection signal. Figure 1.2 shows the WLAN signal strength indicator for the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002.
  • Page 24: H5500 Series

    Network settings Locating an IP address h4100 or h4300 series Perform the following steps to identify the IP address of a wireless network on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 or h4300 series handheld device: 1. Turn on the WLAN.
  • Page 25: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2002

    4. Tap the appropriate adapter in the “Tap an adapter to modify settings:” box. 5. When the iPAQ Wireless Adapter screen appears, tap “Use server-assigned IP address.” The IP address displays in the IP address box. The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 26: H5500 Series

    Figure 1.3 shows the IP address display screen. Figure 1.3: IP address h5500 series Perform the following steps to identify the IP address of a wireless network on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5500 series handheld device: 1. Turn on the WLAN.
  • Page 27: Changing Tcp/Ip Settings

    TCP/IP settings require no change. If unsure about TCP/IP settings using dynamically-assigned IP addresses, then contact the network administrator. Perform the following steps to change the TCP/IP settings on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 or h4300 series handheld device: 1.
  • Page 28: H5500 Series

    TCP/IP settings require no change. If unsure whether the TCP/IP settings use dynamically-assigned IP addresses, then contact the network administrator. Perform the following steps to change the TCP/IP settings on the HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade handheld device: 1.
  • Page 29: Changing Dns And Wins Settings

    • WINS • Perform the following steps to change the server settings on HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 and h4300 series handheld devices: 1. Contact the ISP or network administrator to: a. Determine the correct name resolution b. Obtain the specific server IP address...
  • Page 30: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Rom Upgrade

    • WINS • Perform the following steps to change the server settings on HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade handheld devices: 1. Contact the ISP or network administrator to: A. Determine the correct name resolution B.
  • Page 31: Changing Isp Settings

    Changing ISP settings h4100 and h4300 series To change the ISP settings on an HP iPAQ h4100 or h4300 series handheld device, perform the following steps: 1. Tap Start, Settings, the Connections tab, the Connections icon, and then the Advanced tab.
  • Page 32: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2002

    Tap “Connect” to complete the connection. h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 To change the ISP settings on an HP iPAQ h5400 with Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 series handheld device, perform the following steps: 1. To add a new modem connection: A.
  • Page 33: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Rom Upgrade

    B. Tap the “Connect” box. h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade To change the ISP settings on an HP iPAQ h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade handheld device, perform the following steps: 1. On the Start screen, tap Start, Settings, the Connections tab, and then the Connections icon.
  • Page 34: Manually Entering New Settings

    NOTE: If a network was detected in Step 2, then the SSID automatically populates the network name field and cannot be changed. 4. In the “Connects to:” box, select the desired location to connect to (the Internet or work). The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 35: Setting Up And Configuring Authentication Protocols

    Setting up and configuring authentication protocols h4100, h4300, h5400, and h5500 series Perform the following steps to set up and configure an authentication protocol on the HP iPAQ Pocket PCs: 1. Turn on the WLAN.
  • Page 36: H 5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2002

    A VPN connection provides a secure connection to servers, such as a corporate network, via the Internet. If the name, password, domain name, TCP/IP settings, and host name or IP address of the The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 37: H5500 Series

    9. Follow the instructions in the New Connection wizard. NOTE: For online Help for any screen in the New Connection wizard or while changing settings, tap the question mark (?).Changing a VPN connection The Wireless LAN and HP iPAQ Pocket PCs...
  • Page 38: Changing A Vpn Connection

    Changing a VPN connection h4100 and h4300 series Perform the following steps to make changes to VPN server connections on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 or h4300 series handheld device: 1. Turn on the WLAN. 2. On the Start screen, tap Start, Settings, the Connections tab, the Connections icon, and then the Tasks tab.
  • Page 39: H5500 Series

    The DNS or WINS settings on the server must be changed. 13. Tap Finish. h5500 series Perform the following steps to make changes to VPN server connections on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5500 series handheld device: 1. Turn on the WLAN.
  • Page 40: Starting A Vpn Connection

    Starting a VPN connection h4100 and h4300 series If an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100 or h4300 series handheld device is connected to the ISP or private network during synchronization, then the proper settings from the host computer will be downloaded.
  • Page 41: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Rom Upgrade

    Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade If an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 series handheld device is connected to the ISP or private network during synchronization, then the proper settings from the host computer will be downloaded. If the host computer does not have the proper settings, or if the settings must be changed, then manual setup will be required.
  • Page 42: Working With Hp-Supported Wireless Authentication Protocols

    Other affecting issues are ROM releases, operating systems, and protocol-specific requirements, to name a few. The following instructions, arranged by HP iPAQ Pocket PC series, are intended as a roadmap to help the user get started. Actual implementation may require additional steps, consultation with ISPs, network administrators, and/or implementation direction from third party software companies such as Cisco Systems.
  • Page 43: H5400 Series With Microsoft Pocket Pc 2003 Rom Upgrade

    8. Tap “OK” and/or “Cancel” until the Start screen reappears. h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade Perform the following steps to set up an HP-supported authentication protocol on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5400 series with Microsoft Pocket PC 2003 ROM upgrade handheld device: Turn on the WLAN.
  • Page 44: H5500 Series

    Perform the following steps to set up an HP-supported authentication protocol on an HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5500 series handheld device: Turn on the WLAN. Tap Start, “iPAQ wireless” and then the “WLAN” button (if the WLAN is on, then the WLAN icon will be green;...
  • Page 45: The Hp Lab Setup

    HP tested configurations HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4100, h4300, h5400, and h5500 series Following is a partial list of the configurations that HP has tested with the wireless iPAQ Pocket PCs. Tested products varied in their firmware types and versions.
  • Page 46: Additional Help

    Check the access point settings—ensure that the security setting allows third-party or non-Cisco devices to associate and authenticate on the network. (See “Setting up my HP iPAQ Pocket PC WLAN connection with an authentication protocol.” At step 6, highlight the appropriate access point and tap Properties.)

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