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Wireless LAN Adapter
Getting Started

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  • Page 1 Wireless LAN Adapter Getting Started...
  • Page 2: Copyright Notices

    We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to any of the products described in this guide without prior notice. Nokia is not responsible for any loss of data, income or any consequential damage howsoever caused. ISSUE 2...
  • Page 3: Welcome

    Welcome This guide tells you how to use a Nokia A040/ A041 wireless LAN adapter to provide wireless communications between a standalone device (with no wireless capabilities) and an existing LAN (managed by a Nokia A032 or equivalent wireless LAN Access Point).
  • Page 4 Related documentation If you need to be able to configure the A040/ A041, please see the A040/A041 Advanced User Guide, supplied in Acrobat PDF format on the accompanying CD-ROM, which explains: • How to use a desktop or laptop PC to...
  • Page 5 Conventions used in this guide Notes You’ll find tips or other useful facts in side Your A040/A041 can notes throughout the manual. Pay particular transfer information attention to notes that start with Note or between a standalone WARNING. computer and an existing LAN.
  • Page 6: Features

    Features The A040/A041 has the following features: • Built-in wireless LAN adapter card to communicate with an Access Point • Automatic operation – can work as delivered, with no reconfiguration • Custom operation – can be reconfigured to add security, modify your network setup or perform upgrades •...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Installing USB driver software (Nokia A041) ... 17 Connecting and testing the A040/A041 ....20 Troubleshooting ....... . . 25...
  • Page 8 A040/A041 Getting Started...
  • Page 9: Overview

    1. Overview Nokia A040 and Nokia A041 Wireless Lan The Nokia A040 and Adapters allow you to connect standalone Nokia A041 are often computers to an existing wired/wireless LAN referred to simply as that is managed by an IEEE802.11-compliant ‘adapters’ throughout this guide.
  • Page 10: Checklist

    Nokia A041 Wireless LAN USB Adapter • Ethernet or USB cable, as appropriate • Power supply • Nokia A040 or Nokia A041 Utilities CD- ROM. Connectors The adapter has the following connectors: WARNING: Use of a power adapter other than that supplied with the unit could be unsafe.
  • Page 11: Leds

    LEDs The adapter has the following LEDs: notify power radio • power Note: A solid red • Normally this shows green power LED indicates a • Solid red indicates a fault fault. • Flashing red/green – memory update. • – This indicates activity on the radio wireless LAN connection: •...
  • Page 12 Special LED/sound sequences The A040/A041 also has an internal speaker. It emits sounds in conjunction with special LED sequences: Power-on At power-on, the following things happen: The A040/A041 emits a three-tone chirp. LED lights (assuming there is a LAN connection).
  • Page 13: Reset Button

    New configuration applied If you alter and save any configuration settings: LED flashes red and green. power The adapter emits a three-tone chirp. Set-up mode entered If you put the adapter into set-up mode (see the Advanced User Guide, supplied as an Acrobat PDF file on the CD-ROM): All the LEDs come on, then go out again.
  • Page 14 A040/A041 Getting Started...
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    2. Getting started For many applications the A040/A041 will work straight out of the box with no configuration changes. This chapter explains how to: • Install USB driver software (Nokia A041 only) • Connect an adapter to a host computer and check it’s working properly.
  • Page 16: Minimum Host Computer Requirements

    • Windows 95, 98, 2000 or NT. You may also need an RJ45 adapter for use with a PCMCIA Ethernet card With the Nokia A040, you can also use non- Windows devices that support TCP/IP over Ethernet. Nokia A041 •...
  • Page 17: Installing Usb Driver Software (nokia A041)

    Installing USB driver software (Nokia A041) You need to install the USB driver software onto each host computer that will use a Nokia A041: Insert the Nokia A041 Utilities CD-ROM into the host computer’s CD drive. The Nokia Utilities application should run automatically –...
  • Page 18 Click Install Nokia A041 You’ll see the installation options at the bottom of the page: Connect the power unit to the Nokia A041’s power connector and to a wall outlet. Connect the USB cable to the adapter’s host connector. A040/A041 Getting Started...
  • Page 19 Connect the other end of the USB cable to the host computer. Switch on at the wall outlet. 10 Click Install USB Drivers Note: You must install Windows will detect new hardware and the USB drivers before search for the software for it. the IT Proxy software (part of the A041 11 Allow Windows to search for the best...
  • Page 20: Connecting And Testing The A040/a041

    Using the adapter in a TCP/IP environment This section explains how to connect and test the A040/A041 on a TCP/IP network. If you do not use TCP/IP, please see Testing on a non- TCP/IP network on page 24.
  • Page 21 Make sure that the Access Point, computer B and the hub are operating normally. Connect the power unit to the A040/A041’s power connector and to a wall outlet. Connect the Ethernet cable (Nokia A040) or USB cable (Nokia A041) to the adapter’s host connector.
  • Page 22 If the beeps stop but there is no chirp, and LEDs continue to flash radio notify together, it means that the A040/A041 is unable to find an eligible Access Point, or that the Access Point will not allow a connection. See Troubleshooting on page 25.
  • Page 23 Your A040/A041 is operating correctly, and you don’t need to perform any special configuration to make it work. Unsuccessful ping If there is a problem, you’ll see the following output: C:\> ping 192.168.5.21 Pinging 192.168.5.21 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out.
  • Page 24 Testing on a non-TCP/IP network If you do not use TCP/IP you can still follow the instructions in Using the adapter in a TCP/ IP environment. When the A040/A041 stops beeping, indicating a connection has been made to the Access Point, you can try...
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    You have multiple Access Points, using Decide which network name you want to different Network Names connect to and configure the A040/A041 with that name. Your Access Point is using WEP You’ll need to configure the A040/A041...
  • Page 26 A040/A041 Getting Started...
  • Page 27 Index Access Point host connection lost 12 minimum requirements 16 connection regained 12 host connector 10, 18, 21 beeps 12, 21 IP address information renewing 23 ipconfig 24 IPConfig utility 22 checklist 10 chirp 12, 21 connection 12 connectors 10 LAN LED 11, 21 conventions 5 copyright 17...
  • Page 28 NIC 16 set-up mode Nokia License Agreement 17 accessing 13 non-TCP/IP network 24 LED sequence 13 notify LED 11 special LED sequences 12 ping 22 TCP/IP possible problems 25 host requirements 16 power connector 10, 18, 21 testing adapter 20...

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