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SAMSUNG
MagicLAN SWL-2000N
User Manual
(Ver. 1.0)

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  • Page 1 SAMSUNG MagicLAN SWL-2000N User Manual (Ver. 1.0)
  • Page 2 This manual cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics, Co., Ltd. SAMSUNG Electro-Mechanics, Co., Ltd. reserves the right to change this manual and the specifications to improve products without prior notice. So you can get the most recent software and user documentation for all MagicLAN products on our web site.
  • Page 3 Notice 2 The SWL-2000N complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions; (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Note: The SWL-2000N has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device and a low power transmitter, according to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 4 Important Safety Information l Read these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. SAMSUNG is not responsible for any damages caused by breaking the rules. l Wireless LAN Card described in this document is approved for use in a wireless local area network.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. MagicLAN Installation ……………...…………………………………………………... 7 1.1 Introduction …………………………..……………………………………………... 1.2 Technical Background ……………………..……………………………………….. 7 1.3 MagicLAN Overview ……………………………..………………………………. 10 2. Before Installation ……………………………………………………………………... 11 2.1 What’s in your Package …………………………………………………………… 11 2.2 System Requirement ……………………………………………………………… 11 3. MagicLAN Installation for Windows95/98 ……………………………………………. 12 3.1 Installation Overview ………………………………………………………………...
  • Page 6 4.1 Hardware Installation ……………………………………………………………… 34 4.2 Software Installation ……………………………………………………….……… 34 4.2.1 When there is no Windows NT Networking installed yet …………………… 34 4.2.2 When there is Windows NT networking already installed …………………... 44 5. Packet Driver Installation for MS-DOS ……………………………………………….. 52 5.1 Copy the Packet Driver …………………………………………………………….
  • Page 7 8. Miscellaneous Features ………………………………………………….……………... 73 8.1 Connection Check ………………………………………………………….……… 73 8.1.1 When successfully connected to Network through AP ……………….……… 73 8.1.2 When failed to connect to Network through AP ……………………………... 73 8.2 Performance & AP Information Check ……………………………………………. 73 8.3 Brief Troubleshooting ……………………………………………………………… 74 8.4 Specifications ……………………………………………………………………….
  • Page 8: Introduction

    1. MagicLAN Introduction 1.1 Introduction Thank you for your purchase of SAMSUNG MagicLAN (SWL-2000N) Wireless LAN Adapter.. Installing card allows the computer to join a wireless network based on the IEEE 802.11 wireless LAN standard. You will be surprised how easy for you to be a part of network with no bother of twisted cables.
  • Page 9 • Peer-to-Peer Network Peer-to-Peer Network is an architecture that is used to support mutual communication among wireless clients only. Since Peer-to-Peer Network does not support access to wired networks, it does not need an Access Point to be a part of the network. You can use the network immediately after setting up the operating mode using the supplied network driver.
  • Page 10 • Roaming Roaming is a service that allows wireless clients to use the network in motion by automatically moving the connection to an old Access Point into a new Access Point when the clients enter into a new cell. • Scanning, Beaconing & ESS ID When a wireless client is initialized, it is necessary for it to find and communicate with the correct group for wireless devices, including Access Point (AP).
  • Page 11: Magiclan Overview

    1.3 MagicLAN Overview • The SWL-2000N (for Notebook) is a wireless LAN adapter card that provides wireless connection between PCs. • The MagicLAN is designed to operate with IEEE 802.11 (wireless LAN International Standard) wireless compliant radio cards and uses a CSMA/CA (Collision Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance) algorithm as the media access scheme, which makes high speed communication with minimal collision possible.
  • Page 12: Before Installation

    2. Before the Installation The following section will assist you in successfully installing your wireless network adapter card. You will first install the hardware and software, then set network properties to accommodate resource sharing and to select the type of wireless network you wish to install. The MagicLAN can be easily installed and used, without bother to connect cables and maintain them to use network as a wired LAN requires.
  • Page 13: Magiclan Installation For Windows95/98

    3. MagicLAN Installation for Windows 95/98 3.1 Installation Overview Here are some steps you will perform in establishing your wireless network connection: • Install the hardware. - For the StructureNet mode, you must install an Access Point (SWL-2000AP) first. Then install the adapter (SWL-2000N). •...
  • Page 14: Hardware Installation

    3.2 Hardware Installation 3.2.1 Notebook PC Adapter Card (SWL-2000N) • You can install the card whether the power of the Notebook is on or off. • Insert the SWL-2000N adapter card into the PCMCIA slot. (A pleasant “cheep” sound indicates the regular operation. A low monotonous tone indicates a failure in recognition.) •...
  • Page 15 • Connect the power adapter, and now you are ready to use the MagicLAN Access Point.
  • Page 16: Software Installation

    2. If you use PCMCIA-compatible notebook and have not installed the SWL-2000N adapter yet, insert the adapter to the slot now, and you will see an “Add New Hardware Wizard” box. 3. In “Add New Hardware Wizard” box, be sure SAMSUNG-WirelessLAN appears as a new device name as the following box shows.
  • Page 17 5. Windows 95/98 will present a list of drivers and optionally allow you to specify a location where it can find the appropriate driver software for the device. The following dialog box will appear if you use Windows98. Be sure the MagicLAN (SWL-2000N) Installation Diskette is in floppy drive and “Search for the…...
  • Page 18 7. If the proper driver was successfully found on the floppy disk, “Add New Hardware Wizard” box may appear as follows. Click on “Next”. 8. Windows95/98 will now copy files from the floppy disk and may prompt you for the location for the Windows95/98 installation CD or files.
  • Page 19 10. When the driver and all the required Windows95/98 software components are loaded, you will see the box similar to the one below, which indicates that the driver for “SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card” has been successfully installed. Click on “Finish”.
  • Page 20 11. Finally, “System Settings Change” box will appear, asking if you wish to restart your computer now. Remove the MagicLAN (SWL-2000N) Installation Diskette from your floppy drive. Since you are done with the Installation Diskette, place it in a safe place for later use.
  • Page 21: Magiclan Wireless Lan Card Properties Setup

    3.4 MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Properties Setup 3.4.1 Before MagicLAN Wireless LAN Card Properties Setup 3.4.1.1 Basics regarding the Properties Setup • Peer-to-Peer Operating Mode: Multiple wireless clients can directly communicate with each other without AP. • StructureNet Operating Mode: Wireless clients can communicate with each other or with clients on another wired network always through AP.
  • Page 22: Setting Network Properties For "peer-to-peer" Mode

    1. Right click on your “Network Neighborhood” icon and click on “Properties”. 2. “Network” box will appear with Configuration tab selected as follows. In the list in the box, click on “SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card” and “Properties” button in the middle sequentially.
  • Page 23 3. “Access Point Client Properties” box will appear as follow. 4. Check the Peer-to-Peer radio button in Operating Mode list. 5. Enter the desired ESS ID you are authorized to use. (ESS ID is set to “MagicLAN” as default, but you can change it to another.) 6.
  • Page 24: Network Configuration Setup

    3.5 Network Configuration Setup 3.5.1 Network Configuration Setup Overview • After you finish up the hardware and software driver setup, you will need to install and configure Microsoft Networking components. • If you only need to access the Internet, installation of the TCP/IP networking component should be sufficient.
  • Page 25: What You Should Have In Your Hands To Proceed Further

    • You should consult your network administrator or Internet Service Provider (ISP) to find out if you would use DHCP or static IP. • Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is a network service that resolves a computer NETBIOS name to an IP address. It is similar in concept to the Domain Name Service (DNS) except WINS resolves NETBIOS names while DNS resolves host names.
  • Page 26: Setting Network Properties For "structurenet" Mode

    3.5.3 Setting Network Properties for “StructureNet” mode 1. Do the step 1 and 2 mentioned in the previous section. (Section 3.4.2) 2. In “Access Point Client Properties” box, check the StructureNet radio button in Operating Mode list. 3. Enter the desired ESS ID for the Access Point you are authorized to use. (ESS ID is set to “magicwave”...
  • Page 27: Setting Network Properties For "instawave" Mode

    3.5.4. Setting Network Properties for “Instawave” mode 1. Do the step 1 and 2 mentioned in the section 3.4.2. 2. In “Access Point Client Properties” box, check the Instawave radio button in Operating Mode list. 3. Select the desired Channel you are authorized to use. 4.
  • Page 28: Tcp/ip Networking Configuration Setup

    3.5.5 TCP/IP Networking Configuration Setup 3.5.5.1 TCP/IP Installation 1. Right click on the Network Neighborhood icon and select “Properties” at the bottom “Network” box may appear as follows. If you find TCP/IP in the list of Configuration tab, skip to 3.5.5.2 (TCP/IP Properties Setup). To add TCP/IP, Click on “Add”.
  • Page 29 2. When “Select Network Component Type” box appears, select “Protocol” since TCP/IP that we want to install is a Protocol. Click on “Add”. 3. "Select Network Protocol" box will appear. From the list of Manufacturers, select "Microsoft". From the list of Network Protocols list, select "TCP/IP". Click on "OK".
  • Page 30 4. In “Network” box, you will see “TCP/IP”, which means that TCP/IP is successfully installed in your system now. 5. While TCP/IP is selected, click on “Properties” to proceed for TCP/IP Properties Setup.
  • Page 31: Tcp/ip Properties Setup

    3.5.5.2 TCP/IP Properties Setup 1. Continuing from the last step, “TCP/IP Properties” box will appear. If not already selected, select IP Address tab on top of the box to display the IP configuration setting. If you find from your network administrator or ISP that you would use DHCP so that you can get a dynamic IP every time you log on the network, select “Obtain an IP address automatically”...
  • Page 32 2. WINS Configuration box will appear as follows. 2a. If you use DHCP so that you would get a dynamic IP address every time you log on: Select “Use DHCP for WINS Resolution” at the bottom. 2b. If you use a static IP address and want to: a.
  • Page 33 3. Gateway box will appear on your screen as follows. If your network administrator or ISP provided you with a Gateway IP address, type that address into the “New Gateway” field and click on “Add”. If more than one IP addresses were provided to you, repeat the procedure until you type in all those numbers.
  • Page 34 4. DNS Configuration box will appear as follows. If you want to disable DNS, check on the radio button for “Disable DNS”. Otherwise, check on the radio button for “Enable DNS” and type Host and Domain in the proper field. After that, type IP Address of DNS server in “DNS Server Search Order”...
  • Page 35: Magiclan Installation For Windows Nt

    4. MagicLAN Installation for Windows NT 4.1 Hardware Installation Hardware installation procedure for Windows NT is exactly same as the one for Windows 95/98. Please make a reference of the Windows 95/98 hardware installation section. (Section 3.1) 4.2 Software Installation 4.2.1 When there is no Windows NT Networking installed yet 1.
  • Page 36 “OK” button. Usually you can select PCMCIA for laptop. In the next box, make sure that SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card is checked and click on “Next”. 7. In the next box to choose protocols to use, make sure that all the protocols you want to use are checked...
  • Page 37 8. In the next box to choose network services to use, make sure that all the services you want to use are checked and click on “Next”. 9. In the next box, it is confirmed that necessary NT networking components are selected. Click on “Next”.
  • Page 38 When you are asked to specify the directory that the necessary NT files are copied from, insert your Windows NT CD and type in “e:\i386” in the location blank. (Here it is assumed that the CD-ROM drive is e drive) Some files from the “e:\i386”...
  • Page 39 LAN Card-related parameters, you can refer to the explanation on the previous section (3.4 SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card Properties Setup). If you are not sure any of system configuration- related parameters, please refer to your network administrator. After you set all the parameters necessary, click on “OK”...
  • Page 40 You will be prompted to enter the name of the Workgroup or Domain in the next box. Type in a desired name of it and click on “Next” to proceed. “Network” box with Identification tab selected will appear as follows. You can change the Computer Name and Workgroup after clicking on “Change”...
  • Page 41 Go to Adapters tab of the “Network” box, and make sure that “SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card” are installed and currently selected. Go to Binding tab of the “Network” box and check if all the necessary services are binded.
  • Page 42 “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” box with IP Address tab selected will appear as follows. Select “SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card” in the Adapter section, and fill out the rest sections with proper information. About the parameters and meaning, you can refer to the explanation in the previous section.
  • Page 43 (3.5 Network Configuration Setup). If you are not sure about any of the required information in this section, please consult to your network administrator. Go to DNS tab. In “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” box with DNS tab selected, enter the proper information for the blanks.
  • Page 44 In “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” box with WINS Address tab selected, select SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card (PCMCIA) and fill the rest of the blanks with the proper information. About the parameters and meaning, you can refer to the explanation in the previous section. (3.5 Network Configuration Setup).
  • Page 45: When There Is Windows Nt Networking Already Installed

    In “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” box with Routing tab selected, make sure if “Use IP Routing” is checked only if you want NT to play a role of router in your network. Click on “OK”. When TCP/IP properties are set, click on “Close”. Then “System Setting Change” box will appear as follows.
  • Page 46 3. “Network” box with Identification tab selected may appear as follows. You can change the Computer Name and Workgroup after clicking on “Change” in the middle of the box. 4. Go to Adapters tab of the “Network” box, and click on “Add” button in the middle.
  • Page 47 5. “Select Network Adapter” box may appear as follows. Click on “Have Disk”. 6. “Insert Disk” box may appear as follows. Insert the Installation Diskette into your floppy drive and specify the path “A:\nt4.0” in blank field. Click on “OK”. (In this example, we assume we are installing Windows NT version 4.0.) 7.
  • Page 48 LAN Card-related parameters, you can refer to the explanation on the previous section (3.4 SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card Properties Setup). If you are not sure any of system configuration- related parameters, please refer to your network administrator. After you set all the parameters necessary, click on “OK”...
  • Page 49 Go to Binding tab of the “Network” box. Make sure that all the necessary services are binded. Go to Protocols tab in the “Network” box. If you have TCP/IP protocol already installed in your system, select “TCP/IP Protocol” and click on “Properties”. If you do not have TCP/IP protocol installed yet, you will have to add it by clicking on “Add”...
  • Page 50 “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” box with IP Address tab selected will appear as follows. Select “SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card” in the Adapters section, and fill out the rest sections with proper information. About the parameters and meaning, you can refer to the explanation in the previous section.
  • Page 51 Go to WINS Address tab. In “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” box with WINS Address tab selected, select “SAMSUNG Wireless LAN Card” and fill the rest of the blanks with the proper information. About the parameters and meaning, you can refer to the explanation in the previous section.
  • Page 52 In “Microsoft TCP/IP Properties” box with Routing tab selected, make sure that “Enable IP Forwarding” is checked only if you want NT to play a role of router in your network. Click on “OK”. When TCP/IP properties are set, click on “Close”. Then “System Setting Change” box will appear as follows.
  • Page 53 effects.
  • Page 54: Packet Driver Installation For Ms-dos

    5. Packet Driver Installation for MS-DOS 5.1 Copy the Packet Driver 1. Create a new directory where you want to store a Packet Driver software on your hard disk. Ex> c:\>md packet (From this point, directory “Packet” right under root directory will be used for packet driver software directory for clearer explanation.) 2.
  • Page 55 4. To set a parameter value, type in parameter name and a value within the range as specified in Table A. 5. Save 'MAGICWAV.CFG' and exit editor program. 6. If you want to use TCP/IP protocol, you should load TCP/IP driver after loading packet driver. To do this, you must refer to the TCP/IP driver manual.
  • Page 56 Table A. MagicLAN Packet Driver Parameter Values Parameter Description ESSID Alphanumeric string with a maximum of 10 ASCII characters that identifies the network to which you would like to connect your computer. Note that this string is NOT case-sensitive. NETWORKMODE MagicLAN can be used in 'Ad-Hoc' mode where Access Point (AP) is not required or in 'Infrastructure' mode where all communication will be made through an AP.
  • Page 57 Table B. Number of operation channels Frequency Canada Europe Spain Japan (ETSI) (MKK) 2412 MHz 2417 MHz 2422 MHz 2427 MHz 2432 MHz 2437 MHz 2442 MHz 2447 MHz 2452 MHz 2457 MHz 2462 MHz 2467 MHz 2472 MHz 2484 MHz For each supported country, all channels in Table B marked with 'O' shall be supported.
  • Page 58: Access Point(ap) Installation

    6. Access Point (AP) Installation 6.1 Before Access Point (AP) Installation 6.1.1 Access Point (AP) SAMSUNG MagicLAN SWL-2000AP (Access Point) is equipped with an Ethernet Adapter supporting 10base-T, 10bast-2 LAN wire and MagicLAN wireless LAN Adapter Card. 6.1.2 What you need for the installation...
  • Page 59 10. “Connect To” box will appear as follows. Select “Direct to Com1” for “Connect using” blank. Click on “OK”. (If error occurs, check if other communication device such as modem is using the same port. If so, remove the port from that device and follow the step again.) 11.
  • Page 60 12. “Hyper Terminal” box will appear to show your the connection to AP as follows. When you are prompted to enter a Password, type in “default” which is a preset default password.
  • Page 61: Access Point Setup Without Null Modem (cold Start Mode)

    6.2.2 Access Point Setup without Null Modem Cable (Cold Start Mode) 1. Insert 10base-T or 10bast-2 LAN line to the proper slot in the back of the AP. 2. Insert the SWL-2000N into the PCMCIA slot of in the back of the AP. 3.
  • Page 62: Parameter Setup

    CMD: set AP_name WLAN_AP (Access Point Name) CMD: set channel 1 (RF channel) CMD: set IP_address 123.45.67.8 (origin IP of the AP) CMD: set gateway 123.45.67.1 CMD: set mode structurenet CMD: set Telnet on/off (for telnet connection) CMD: set Web on/off (for http connection) CMD: set standard on (for interoperability) 4.
  • Page 63 • ACCESS POINT FEATURES essid: This field is used to name a wireless LAN group when in StructureNet mode. If the roaming is to be supported, the value of ESS_ID of all the APs should be the same. Default: wlan ap_name: This field is a string up to 9 letters and is used to give SWL-2000AP an identifier name.
  • Page 64: Null Modem Cable Configuration

    web: This field enables or disables the built in web management utility. You can select either “on” or “off” to enable or disable it. Default: “on” 6.5 Null Modem Cable Configuration 9 pin female connector 9 pin female connector pin 5 <==============> pin 5 <...
  • Page 65: Management Utilities(web & Telnet)

    7. Management Utilities (Web & Telnet) 7.1 About Management Utilities SAMSUNG MagicLAN has three ways of managing the configuration setup for SWL-2000AP: through Hyper Terminal, Web and Telnet service. Using one of those three, you can change the initial setup for AP that you were supposed to do at the previous chapter.
  • Page 66: Ap Status Report(http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)

    7.3.2 AP Status Report (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) This page provides the basic information on wireless network setup including AP. • • Time: The current time as set in the SWL-2000AP • • Access Point Name: The “AP_name” parameter of the SWL-2000AP. • • Wireless Network Status: If the AP is operating normally the field will show “Up”. If there is any problem with the AP, or no AP installed, the field will show “Down”.
  • Page 67: Ap Statistics(http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/stats.htm)

    7.3.3 AP Statistics (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/stats.htm) This page provides statistical information on the AP and radio functions. It shows accumulated traffic information. There are two columns shown in the table: “last 10 seconds” and “accumulated”. Columns under “last 10 seconds” will represent the data during the last 10 seconds, and columns under “accumulated”...
  • Page 68 Field Name Description Air Transmit Statistics Frames Transmitted The count of frames transmitted on the wireless medium. This does not count retry frames - if a frame is sent twice. Bytes Transmitted The number of bytes contained in the frames that have been transmitted.
  • Page 69: Ap Configuration Settings(http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/config.htm)

    7.3.4 AP Configuration Settings (http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/config.htm) This page displays the current configuration and allows the access to the page where you can change the configuration setup. If you want to change the configuration setup, enter the password and click on the “Edit Configuration” button, and it will lead you to configuration setup change page like the below. The initial password is preset to “default”.
  • Page 70: Access Point Bridge Table Report(http://169.79.60.26/tables0000.htm)

    7.3.5 Access Point Bridge Table Report (http://166.79.60.26/tables0000.htm) This station screen allows the manager to see which wireless stations are currently active on the Access Point (Wireless) and Wired LAN (LAN). The screen shows up to 18 stations at a time. So the “NEXT”...
  • Page 71 Field Name Description Station ID This is the NID (Network ID) or the name of the station if set. The name is obtained from the NID name table. IP Address The IP address of the station ( if known ) “Associated”...
  • Page 72: Telnet Management Utility

    7.4 TELNET Management Utility 7.4.1 Telnet Management Utility Overview In order to browse Telnet management setup, type the command “telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” in DOS windows and the TELNET screen will appear as follows. Here, “xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx” represents the IP address of your destination AP.
  • Page 73: Explanation On Various Commands

    7.4.2.3 Explanation on various Commands • • help: Displays list of all the commands. Usage: help [command] • • show: Displays the number of attached clients in both wireless and wired LAN. Similar to the “Bridge Table Report” screen of the Web Management Utility. a.
  • Page 74 (Here, “123456789abc” is the new NID value and “NAME” is a text string up to 9 characters with no space in between.) • trace: Displays the contents of the trace buffer. This command does NOT clear the trace buffer so that issuing the command twice will produce the same result. •...
  • Page 75 8. Miscellaneous Features 8.1 Connection Check 8.1.1 When successfully connected to Network through AP On task bar at the bottom of window, you will see a monitor-like SWL-2000N icon, which is colored blue. The icon looks like the following. (The rightmost one) 8.1.2 When failed to connect to Network through AP On task bar at the bottom of window, you will see a monitor-like SWL-2000N icon with “red X”...
  • Page 76 8.3 Brief Troubleshooting If you encounter some problems while installation, please try one or more of the followings. • Check the driver configuration if the driver you are using is the correct one for your networking environment. • Reboot with the Adapter inserted. •...
  • Page 77 8.4 Specifications 8.4.1 Physical Specifications SWL-2000N PC Interface PCMCIA Dimensions(L*W*H) 106*54*5mm Weight Temperature: - Operating 0 to 50 ºC (maximum humidity 95%) - Storage -10 to 60 ºC Power Characteristics: - Receive Mode 320mA - Transmit Mode 710mA - Power Supply 8.4.2 Radio Characteristics Frequency 2412 to 2484 MHz...

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