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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    The Antenna on the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 ....... .
  • Page 3 Appendix ....... . . 37 Troubleshooting ............37 Setting up TCP/IP .
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    ◆ The Gigaset USB Adapter 11 Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN USB adapter. It allows your computer to connect to a wireless network and to share resources, such as files or print- ers without being restricted to the network wires. Operating in 2.4GHz Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio transmission, the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 transfers data at speeds up to 11Mbps.
  • Page 5: Wireless Lan Basics

    This lets you move your computer around while staying connected to your network. There are two ways to use the Gigaset USB Adapter 11. One way is to connect directly to one or more wireless network adapter equipped computers, forming an ad hoc wire- less network.
  • Page 6: Installing The Gigaset Usb Adapter 11

    Installing the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 This chapter describes the system requirements and Gigaset USB Adapter 11 status LEDs. In addition, we will guide you through the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 installation as outlined below: 1. Installing the software utility using the Software Utility CD provided.
  • Page 7: Gigaset Usb Adapter 11 Status Leds

    Installing the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 Gigaset USB Adapter 11 Status LEDs The two LEDs on the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 indicate connection status and data trans- fer operation status, as described below: Color State Power Activity Green Blinking Description The adapter is plugged into the USB port of your com- puter.
  • Page 8: The Antenna On The Gigaset Usb Adapter 11

    Installation for Windows 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000 Do not connect the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 to your computer before installing its software. If this happens, Windows will automatically detect the USB device and issue a dialog box requesting its driver. Click Cancel to quit the wizard.
  • Page 9 Installing the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 3. When the welcome screen pops up, select the language and click Next. 4. Read the license agreement and accept. 5. For quick installation, select Typical. For custom installation (to select the parame- ters that you would like to use), select Custom and click OK to go to next step.
  • Page 10 Installing the Gigaset USB Adapter 11...
  • Page 11 6. After the software installation is finished, plug the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 into the USB port of your computer. The red LED on the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 will light when the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is connected to your computer.
  • Page 12: Installation For Windows Xp

    Installation for Windows XP Do not connect the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 to your computer before installing its software. If this happens, Windows automatically will detect the USB device and issue a dialog box requesting its driver. Click Cancel to quit the wizard.
  • Page 13 Installing the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 4. License Agreement screen appears. Click Yes. 5. For quick installation, select Typical. For custom installation (to select the parame- ters that you would like to use), select Custom and click OK to go to next step.
  • Page 14 6. After the software installation is finished, plug the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 onto the USB port of your computer. 7. Upon hardware detection, Windows OS will pop up a dialog as below. Please choose the Install the software automatically radio button and click Next.
  • Page 15 Installing the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 8. Windows will copy the drivers from the Software Utility CD. 9. After Windows XP has copied the drivers from the Software Utility CD, click Finish. Note: If you are prompted with the "INF not found" alarm, please click the Browse button to...
  • Page 16: Wireless Lan Monitor Utility

    In infrastructure mode, if the icon is marked with a red "X", it means that the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is not connected to an Access Point. The following graphics show exam- ples of established and failed wireless connection in infrastructure mode: Wireless connection is established.
  • Page 17: Monitor

    Monitor The monitor function allows you to re-configure the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 setting. Even though you have configured the settings during driver and utility installation, you may want to change your operating mode between infrastructure or ad hoc mode and fine-tune other settings.
  • Page 18 7. Click Submit. 8. Click Hide if you wish to exit the utility. The MAC Address field indicates the MAC address of your wireless net- work adapter.
  • Page 19 Connecting to Access Points (Infrastructure Mode) 1. In the taskbar, double-click the Wireless LAN Monitor icon to display the Wireless LAN Monitor Utility dialog box. 2. Click the Monitor tab. 3. In the Network Type list, select Infrastructure. 4. In the SSID list, enter the Service Set ID (SSID) of the Access Point. The wireless net- work adapter must use the same SSID as the Access Point in order to communicate with other computers via the Access Point.
  • Page 20 If you are in ad hoc mode, the Signal Strength and Link Quality fields are inactive. Status Indicates the Access Point your Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is associ- ated with. If no Access Point is connected, current status, such as scanning, authenticating, is displayed.
  • Page 21: Statistics

    Wireless LAN Monitor Utility Statistics The statistics feature allows you to view the available statistics information (Data Packets). Tx indicates data is being transmitted, whereas Rx indicates data is being received. To renew the statistics, click the Clear button.
  • Page 22: Site Survey

    (ad hoc mode). Signal Shows the signal strength ratio. The higher the ratio, the more powerful the signal received by your Gigaset USB Adapter 11. It helps you identify the quality network operation. Ch (Channel) The operating radio channel number.
  • Page 23: Encryption

    The Access Point does not do the authentication. The Access Point uses the WEP key for the Gigaset USB Adapter Shared Key 11’s authentication. Gigaset USB Adapter 11 detects automatically the Access Point’s Auto authentication type setting and chooses the right type accord- ingly.
  • Page 24 Wireless LAN Monitor Utility 5. To have the new settings take effect, click the Submit button. 6. Click Hide to exit the utility.
  • Page 25: Advanced

    RTS/CTS mechanism. The NIC transmits smaller packets without using RTS/CTS. For uninterrupted data communication, you may leave this option blank to disable the power saving feature. To enable the power saving feature for your Gigaset USB Adapter 11, please check this box.
  • Page 26: Version

    Wireless LAN Monitor Utility Version The Version tab displays the basic information about the wireless network adapter, including the Driver, Firmware and Application Version. Use the Hide button if you wish to exit the application.
  • Page 27: Saving/Loading Profile

    Wireless LAN Monitor Utility Saving/Loading Profile The Wireless LAN Monitor Utility comes with Save Profile/Load Profile buttons at the bottom of the panel. The profile feature allows you to save the current wireless net- working settings, including the operating mode, channel, SSID, encryption and frag- mentation threshold/RTS threshold, to your computer.
  • Page 28: Configuration Utility For Windows Xp

    Configuration Utility for Windows XP Under Windows XP, the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 uses the Wireless Network Connection utility for both configuration and monitoring. The utility can be quickly accessed via the Network Connection icon on the system tray. If your computer is not connected to any...
  • Page 29: Connecting To An Access Point Or Wireless Network Adapter

    If the wireless connection can’t be established, double-click the Network Connection icon and then click Properties. Go to the Authentication tab first to make sure that you are using the correct authentication type for the Gigaset USB Adapter 11. For more information, refer to "Authentica- tion" on page 33.
  • Page 30: Viewing Wireless Connection Status

    This will open the Wireless Net- work Connection Status window where you can see the general data of the Gigaset USB Adapter 11, such as Status, Duration, Speed, Signal Strength, etc.
  • Page 31: Configuring Your Wireless Properties

    Wireless Network Connection Properties window which allows you to configure more detailed items of the Gigaset USB Adapter 11. The following describes each tab of the properties window to help you make more settings for the Gigaset USB Adapter 11.
  • Page 32 Type your network name (SSID) and, if needed, the wireless network WEP settings. Once the Access Point or Gigaset USB Adapter 11 (ad hoc mode) that you want to connect to has been set with WEP key, you must type in the same WEP key as that of the Access...
  • Page 33 After adding several profiles into Preferred Networks, you can change the order in which connection attempts to preferred networks are made. Just select the target wire- less network and click Move up or Move down to move it to the desired position. To Access Certain Wireless Networks Only If you just want to access certain wireless network types, click the Advanced button on the Wireless Networks tab in the Wireless Network Connection Properties window...
  • Page 34 This tab allows you to configure the authentication settings of your Gigaset USB Adapter 11. The most important setting for the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is to disable Enable net- work access control using IEEE 802.1X to ensure successful connection between the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 and Access Points or other wireless network adapters (ad hoc mode).
  • Page 35: Uninstalling The Gigaset Usb Adapter 11

    Please proceed as follows. Removing the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 The Gigaset USB Adapter 11 complies with the USB standard that allows devices to be inserted into and removed from the computer’s USB port when the computer is power on.
  • Page 36: Uninstalling The Gigaset Usb Adapter 11 Software

    Uninstalling the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 Uninstalling the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 Software Make sure that you have removed the hardware before you proceed. 1. Close all programs that are currently running. 2. Click the Windows Start button, point to Programs - Wireless LAN Client and then click Uninstall Wireless LAN Monitor Utility.
  • Page 37: Updating The Device Driver

    1. Uninstall the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 as described in "Uninstalling the Gigaset USB Adapter 11" on page 34. Follow the steps to remove the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 and then uninstall the software.
  • Page 38: Appendix

    Select another channel for your Wireless LAN. ◆ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio technician for help. Card not detected If the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is not detected by Windows, try the following: Make sure the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is properly inserted ◆...
  • Page 39 Make sure the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 and Access Point have no physical connection problems. Make sure the SSID for the Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is the same as that for the Access Point. Make sure the privacy type is the same as that of the Access Point.
  • Page 40: Setting Up Tcp/Ip

    Setting up TCP/IP This section contains instructions for configuring the TCP/IP protocol of the Gigaset USB Adapter 11. The IP address policy depends on your wireless network. For Windows 98, 98 SE and ME you may need the CD containing your operating system.
  • Page 41 In the Subnet Mask box, enter a valid four-component IP address. Option B: Select Obtain an IP address automatically (only in infrastructure mode when the Access Point has the function of a DHCP server). An IP address will be automatically assigned to your computer. 5.
  • Page 42: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change with notice. Software Standards Compliance IEEE 802.11/802.11b Standard USB 1.1 Compliant (WLAN USB Card) Operating Modes Ad hoc mode Infrastructure mode Security Features Support SSID network identification for security Support 64-bit and 128-bit WEP Data Encryption and Decryp-...
  • Page 43: Hardware

    Radio Characteristics Frequency Band 2.400 to 2.4835 GHz ISM Band (subject to local regulations) Spreading Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Modulation CCK: 11 Mbps and 5.5 Mbps DQPSK: 2 Mbps DBPSK: 1 Mbps Number of Channels 13 Channels (Europe) Channel Spacing...
  • Page 44 Weight: 80 g Safety and Regulatory Approvals Your Gigaset USB Adapter 11 is intended for operation in your country, as indicated on the underside of the device. Particular conditions applying to your country have been taken into account. The device’s compliance with the essential requirements of the R&TTE directive is con- firmed by the CE symbol.
  • Page 45: Glossary

    An Ethernet address mode that treats the entire Ethernet packet as a whole and places it inside an IEEE 802.11 frame along with a new header. Extended Service Set. A set of one or more interconnected Basic Service Sets (BSSs) and integrated Local Area Networks (LANs) can be configured as an Extended Service Set.
  • Page 46 Hertz. One giga hertz (GHz) is one Billion-Hertz. The standard U.S. electrical power fre- quency is 60 Hz, the AM broadcast radio frequency band is 0.55-1.6 MHz, the FM broad- cast radio frequency band is 88-108 MHz, and wireless IEEE 802.11 LANs operate at 2.4GHz.
  • Page 47 Wired Equivalent Privacy. The optional cryptographic confidentiality algorithm specified by IEEE 802.11. The algorithm is being used to provide data confidentiality that is sub- jectively equivalent to the confidentiality of a wired LAN medium that does not employ...
  • Page 48: Service (Customer Care)

    United Kingdom Ireland The Siemens Service is only available to deal with device faults only. Your specialist dealer will be able to help you with any questions about operating your device. Please address any questions about the DSL or cable connection to your network pro- vider.
  • Page 49: Guarantee Certificate (Ireland)

    The duration of the Guarantee shall not be extended by services rendered under the ◆ terms of the Guarantee. Insofar as no Guarantee default exists, Siemens reserves the right to charge the ◆ customer for replacement or repair. The above provisions does not imply a change in the burden of proof to the ◆...
  • Page 50 Any further claims are excluded. Siemens is not liable in any circumstances for ◆ downtime, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of any other information. The customer alone is responsible for safeguarding such data and information.
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