Contents Safety precautions ......5 Notes on secure operation ....5 Your contribution to the environment (ECO) .
Contents Uninstalling Gigaset PC Card 54 ....36 Uninstalling the software ..........36 Completing Uninstall .
Safety precautions The tic can affect medical equipment. Therefore, you should pay attention to the technical conditions of the corresponding environment. Make sure you include the operating instructions and the CD-ROM, when you pass on your Gigaset PC Card 54 to somebody else. Dispose of the Gigaset PC Card 54 and any CD-ROMs you no longer need in an envi- ronmentally-friendly manner.
Your contribution to the environment (ECO) Trademarks Gigaset Communications GmbH is a trademark licensee of Siemens AG. Microsoft, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. Please remember: Trademarks and trade names used in these instructions are meant only to describe the operating steps and this use does not imply that they are freely available.
The Gigaset PC Card 54 The Gigaset PC Card 54 The Gigaset PC Card 54 is a 54 Mbps WLAN network adapter that is connected to your PC or Notebook via a PCMCIA slot. You can use Gigaset data products to set up a wireless local network (WLAN = Wireless Local Area Network) without having to lay cables.
The Gigaset PC Card 54 Ad-hoc network In an ad-hoc network, PCs communicate with each other via wireless peer-to-peer con- nections. An ad-hoc network is set up by participants as and when required. All the PCs must have a wireless network adapter installed, e. g. a Gigaset PC Card 54, a Gigaset USB Adapter or USB Stick 54 or a Gigaset PCI Card 54.
Security in wireless networksEncryption Any network, be it wired or wireless, is exposed to the risk of eavesdropping. Connecting your local network to the public network exposes your data and applications to not inconsiderable risks. As with an individual connection, you should always protect your network PCs against external attacks, e.
Installing the Gigaset PC Card 54 Installing the Gigaset PC Card 54 System requirements For operation, you will require: a PC with at least 466 MHz and one of the following operating systems: Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP 64 MB RAM, more working memory is recommended at least 30 MB free hard disk space a free PC card slot (Cardbus)
Status displays There are two status displays (LEDs) on the Gigaset PC Card 54 . They are used to display the: Operating status (PWR), red Transmission status (ACT), green State Continu- ously lit Flashing Installing the Gigaset PC Card 54 Meaning The Gigaset PC Card 54 was installed successfully on your PC and is ready for operation.
Installing the Gigaset PC Card 54 Installation procedure Please remember: Do not insert the Gigaset PC Card 54 into a PCMCIA slot on your PC until the installa- tion software prompts you to do so. First, the software included in the scope of delivery must be installed. This software not only includes the driver software for the device, it can also be used as a configuration and monitoring tool, the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor Only this software has been written especially for the Gigaset PC Card 54.
Installation User guide Practical Tips and Configuration Examples Install Adobe Reader Browse CD Back Exit ì Click on Installation. Note: The screens for the various operating systems differ only marginally. Installation is largely automatic, apart from a few mouse clicks and restarts. The InstallShield Wizard appears.
Installing the Gigaset PC Card 54 In the next screen, choose the directory for the installation. ì Click on Browse, if you want to select another directory. Click on Next to continue installation. During installation, the InstallShield Wizard uses the screen Setup progress to show which action is being carried out, and the progress is also displayed.
Installing driver software Once the Gigaset PC Card 54 has been plugged in, installation continues automatically. The operating system's automatic hardware recognition opens to install the drivers for the Gigaset PC Card 54. ì Depending on the other settings for your PC, an additional dialog box may appear. Select the Install software automatically option, and click on Next.
Installing the Gigaset PC Card 54 Checking installation If installation was successful, you can now use the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor. With the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor you can configure your Gigaset PC Card 54 and cre- ate a connection to other network adapters or an Access Point. The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is represented by an icon in the status area of the taskbar, this icon shows you if there is a connection to a connection partner and the quality of the connection.
Displaying QuickInfo for the connection If you point the mouse over the icon in the taskbar, you will see a small window that displays the connection properties. The following properties are shown: SSID (Service Set Identifier) in the Connection line the transmission rate (in Mbps) in the Speed line the transmission quality (in %) in the Link quality line If there is no connection, you will see a red cross over the icon and in QuickInfo, Discon-...
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor You can use the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor to configure and monitor your Gigaset PC Card 54. Opening the monitor In the standard setting, the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is opened automatically in the background when you launch your PC.
Deactivating Autostart The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is opened automatically every time you power up or reboot your PC. If you do not need the monitor all the time, you can deactivate Auto- start. ì Select Start – Programs – Autostart. ì...
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 Buttons With the buttons under each tab you can use one of the following options: The wireless operation of the network adapter is activated (green icon). The PC is available on the network. ì Click on Radio On to deactivate the wireless operation of the network adapter.
Configuration In the Configuration tab, you can choose the general basic settings and the security options for operating the Gigaset PC Card 54. The Configuration tab is divided into three sections: Configuration – General Successful communication in a WLAN depends on all the PCs using the same ID (SSID) and the same radio channel.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 SSID (Service Set Identifier) The SSID is the ID used for the unique identification of a wireless network (WLAN) so that this network can be distinguished from a parallel network. Within a WLAN, all the network adapters must have the same SSID.
Note: In wireless networks, the maximum achievable Transmission Rate depends on the signal strength and link quality of the connected network adapters. The signal strength in turn depends on other factors; for example it falls rapidly as the distance between the network adapters increases. The setting for Auto Transmission Rate is particularly recommended where the oper- ating conditions fluctuate.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 Configuration – Security The range of a wireless network cannot be restricted to an enclosed area. The advantage of a location-independent connection set-up brings with it the risk of unauthorised per- sons eavesdropping on your wireless communications. To avoid misuse of your data, it is especially important to encrypt transmission over your WLAN.
Activating security options In the Configuration – Security tab, the default security mode is Disabled. You can use this to register on all wireless networks which do not use encryption for data transfer. If you would like to register on a wireless network where registration is checked and data transfer is encrypted, you must activate the security options of your Gigaset PC Card 54.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 ì In the Key Type field, select the character format for creating keys: – HEX The keys are entered as hexadecimal characters. Please only use the digits 0 to 9 and the letters A to F when entering. For a key with length of 128 bits, 26 hexa- decimal characters are used, and for a key with length of 64 bits, 10 hexadecimal characters are used.
WPA-PSK ì In the Encryption field, select the required encryption method (TKIP or AES). Remember that when selecting encryption, two connection partners must use the same type of encryption. ì In the field Pre-shared Key (PSK), enter the key you would like to use for registration on the network.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 Configuration – Profile Selecting a profile The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor can manage several configuration profiles for your Gigaset PC Card 54. If you want to use your PC in different wireless networks, for exam- ple, you can create several profiles and adjust them to the requirements of the corre- sponding networks.
Editing a profile ì In the Profile field, select the required profile. ì Make the required changes to the settings. ì Click on Save. This saves your changes in the selected profile. Please remember: Save updates the selected profile. The old settings are overwritten and are no longer available.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 Status The Status tab provides information about the status of the wireless network your PC is connected to via the network adapter: The left-hand pane shows the valid settings for the active configuration profile. The right-hand and lower pane show the statistics for the previous data transfer. SSID Shows the ID for the network environment.
Received Packets Shows how many data packets have been received from con- nection partners on the current WLAN since the connection was set up. Sent Packets Shows how many data packets have been sent on the current WLAN since the connection was set up between your PC and your connection partner.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 IP Address Shows the Internet Protocol address with which your PC is regis- tered to the WLAN. As a rule the IP address is assigned to your PC by the DHCP server coordinating the PC's access to a network. In a WLAN, for example, this is the Access Point's DHCP server.
Site Monitor The Site Monitor tab provides a comprehensive overview of the connection partners available via the visible SSID. One click reads in a list with all the relevant information on the potential connection partners. If you want, you can set up a connection to one of the connection partners shown directly from the list.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 The list shows the following parameters for each connection partner: SSID Shows the connection partner's ID (see "SSID (Service Set Iden- tifier)" on page 22). BSSID (MAC Address) Shows the connection partner's physical address (Basic Service Set Identifier). In networks with AdHoc mode the BSSID corresponds to the MAC address of the Access Point.
Configuring Gigaset PC Card 54 About The About tab provides the version number of the software installed on your PC. The Internet address takes you directly to the company's product page containing the latest information and software updates for your network adapter.
Uninstalling Gigaset PC Card 54 Uninstalling Gigaset PC Card 54 You may have to uninstall the Gigaset PC Card 54: If an error occurred during installation. The Gigaset PC Card 54 is not working properly and the problem cannot be rectified (see Chapter "Trouble shooting"...
Updating device drivers You should update the driver of the Gigaset PC Card 54 if there is a newer driver version. You can find information about the latest driver updates on our website, www.gigaset.com/gigasetpccard54. ì Download the latest driver. Then follow the following steps to update the device driver: ì...
Glossary Glossary Access Point An Access Point, such as the Gigaset SE 505 dsl/cable, is the centre of a wireless local network (WLAN). It handles the connection of the wireless linked network components and regulates the data traffic in the wireless network. The Access Point also serves as an interface to other networks, e.g.
Glossary DHCP Server See DHCP Domain Name System DNS permits the assignment of IP addresses to PC or domain names that are easier to remember. A DNS server must administer this information for each LAN with an Internet connection. As soon as a page on the Internet is called up, the browser obtains the cor- responding IP address from the DNS Server so that it can establish the connection.
Glossary Gateway A Gateway is the system component that connects networks with completely different architectures (addressing, protocols, application interfaces etc.). Although it is not totally correct, the term is also used as a synonym for router. See also Bridge, Hub, Router, Switch A Hub connects several network components in a star-topology network by sending all the data it receives from one network component to all the other network components.
Glossary Internet Protocol The IP protocol is one of the TCP/IP protocols. It is responsible for the addressing of par- ticipants in a network using IP addresses and routes data from the sender to the recipi- ent. It decides the paths along which the data packets travel from the sender to the recipient in a complex network (routing).
The connection can be wired or wireless. An Ether- net network card is an example of a wired network adapter. Wireless network adapters are, for example, the Gigaset PC Card 54, the Gigaset USB Adapter or USB Stick 54 and the Gigaset PCI Card 54.
Glossary Subnet A subnet divides a network into smaller units. Subnet mask The subnet mask determines how many parts of the IP addresses of a network represent the network address and how many parts represent the computer address. The subnet mask administered by the Gigaset SE505 dsl/cable is always 255.255.255.0. That means the first three parts of the IP address form the network address and the final part is used for assigning PC addresses.
Glossary WLAN Wireless LAN Wireless LANs enable network components to communicate with a network using radio waves as the transport medium. A wireless LAN can be connected as an extension to a wired LAN or it can form the basis for a new network. The basic element of a wireless network is the cell.
Appendix Trouble shooting Problem Causes and remedies Drivers not found. WLAN or LAN adapters were possibly installed earlier on your PC. It is possible that the drivers are being looked for in the wrong installation path. ì Gigaset WLAN The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor software or the device driv- Adapter Monitor ers were not installed properly or the device has been deacti- icon does not...
Appendix Problem Causes and remedies The connection is If you cannot set up a connection between your PC with the not set up at all or Gigaset PC Card 54 and another wireless network adapter, this not properly. may be due to a number of causes: The PC you want to connect to has not been powered up.
Problem Causes and remedies You cannot set up a If you cannot set up a connection between your connection to the Gigaset PC Card 54 and an Access Point, try one or more Access Point of the following: ì Make sure that the physical connection of the Access Point operates reliably.
Appendix Problem Causes and remedies The Gigaset PC Card You have checked all of the causes specified above, and still no 54 does not work communication is possible. properly ì Specifications The specifications are subject to change. Software Compliance with stand- ards IEEE 802.11b/802.11g Operating modes...
Requirements for the power mains and the operating environment Temperature Operating temperature: 0 °C to +55 °C Storage temperature: -20 °C to +70 °C Humidity 5 % to 90 % (non condensing) Power consumption In operation: Tx 350mA / 5V; Rx 260mA / 5V Power saving: 90 mA / 5V Compliance with security conditions and regula-...
Appendix Ireland All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste stream via designated collection facilities appointed by the government or the local authorities. This crossed-out wheeled bin symbol on the product means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
with another device reflecting the current state of the art, or repair the said device. In respect of parts subject to wear and tear (including but not limited to, batteries, keypads, casing), this warranty shall be valid for six months from the date of pur- chase.
Appendix This Guarantee shall be invalid if the device defect is attributable to improper care or use and/or failure to comply with information contained in the user manuals. In par- ticular claims under the Guarantee cannot be made if: The device is opened (this is classed as third party intervention) Repairs or other work done by persons not authorised by Gigaset Communications.
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