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SpeedStream
Wireless CardBus PC Card
User's Manual
Model SS1021
Part No. 007-0027-002

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  • Page 1 SpeedStream  Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Model SS1021 Part No. 007-0027-002...
  • Page 2: Regulatory Compliance

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Regulatory compliance FCC Warning This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 3: About This Manual

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual About this manual This User’s Manual describes how to install and operate your SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card. product. This manual includes the following topics: Product description and features. Hardware installation procedure. Software installation procedure. Please read this manual before you install the...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION ... 5 ... 5 EATURES HAT IS IRELESS LAN M IRELESS ODES OTES ON IRELESS CHAPTER 2 - HARDWARE INSTALLATION... 8 ACKAGE ONTENTS YSTEM EQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARDWARE DESCRIPTION NSERTING THE IRELESS LED I...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1 - Introduction

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Chapter 1 - Introduction Thank you for purchasing the SpeedStream Wireless PC Card. This high-speed SpeedStream Wireless PC Card provides you with an innovative wireless networking solution. The Adapter is easy to set up and use. With this innovative wireless technology, you can share files and printers on the network—without inconvenient wires! The Adapter is a network Adapter with a rate of 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps operating...
  • Page 6: What Is Wireless Lan

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual What is Wireless LAN? Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) systems offer a great number of advantages over traditional wired systems. WLAN is flexible and easy to setup and manage. They are also more economical than wired LAN systems. Using radio frequency (RF) technology, WLAN transmit and receive data through the air.
  • Page 7: Notes On Wireless Lan Configuration

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Additionally, the access point enables users on a wireless LAN to access an existing wired network, allowing wireless users to take advantage of the wired networks resources, such as Internet, email, file transfer, and printer sharing. Infrastructure networking has the following advantages over ad-hoc networking: •...
  • Page 8: Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Chapter 2 - Hardware Installation This chapter covers installing your SpeedStream Wireless PC Card into the PC card slot of a notebook computer. Package Contents Please make sure that the items below are included in the package. SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card CD containing drivers and documentation Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 9: Inserting The Wireless Lan Card

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Inserting the Wireless LAN Card NOTE: These instructions apply to most notebook computers. information on inserting PC cards into your notebook, consult the notebook manual. Follow the procedure below to install the Wireless LAN card. 1.
  • Page 10: Ejecting The Wireless Lan Card

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual The following table describes the meaning of LED indicators: MEANING POWER Indicates that the Adapter is powered on (solid green). Indicates Active status. The LED is off while the wireless connection is linked. If the LED is blinking green, the adapter is searching for possible wireless connection or transmitting the data via wireless.
  • Page 11: Chapter 3 - Driver Installation For Windows

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Chapter 3 – Driver Installation for Windows The following sections cover SpeedStream Wireless PC Card driver installation on the Windows Operating Systems. Note: You must install the hardware before you begin to install the drivers. ...
  • Page 12 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 3. A screen appears prompting you to select an installation method. Select Search for the best driver for your device. (Recommended) and click Next to continue. 4. Ensure that the CD-ROM drive is selected. Insert the driver CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and click Next to continue.
  • Page 13 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 5. The following screen appears showing the driver search result. Click Next to continue the installation. 6. Windows 98 copies files to your hard disk. The following screen will appear to inform you when the software installation has finished. Click Finish to complete the installation.
  • Page 14: River Installation For Indows 2000

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 7. The following screen will ask you to restart your computer to finish the installation. Click Yes to reboot. The system will then start to install the Wireless utility automatically. Proceed to Chapter 4 for installation procedure details. NOTE: In most cases, Windows will automatically copy all of the files needed for networking.
  • Page 15 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 3. A screen appears prompting you to select an installation method. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) and click Next to continue. 4. Ensure that the CD-ROM drive is selected and insert the driver CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 16 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 5. The following screen appears showing the driver search result. Click Next to continue the installation. 6. The following screen appears. Click Yes to continue...
  • Page 17: River Installation For Indows

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 7. Windows has finished installing software for the device. Click Finish to complete the installation. The system will then start to install the Wireless utility automatically. Proceed to Chapter 4 for installation procedure details. Driver installation for Windows Follow the steps below to install the SpeedStream Wireless PC Card drivers for Windows Me.
  • Page 18 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 3. The system will find the setup files and follow the instruction to copy files to your hard disk. The following screen will appear when the software installation has finished. Click Finish to complete the installation. 4.
  • Page 19: River Installation For Indows Xp

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual NOTE: In most cases, Windows will automatically copy all of the files needed for networking. If Windows asks you for the files and prompts you to input the path to the files, follow the instructions on your screen, and then click OK to continue. Driver installation for Windows Follow the steps below to install the SpeedStream Wireless PC Card drivers for Windows XP.
  • Page 20 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Click Continue Anyway to continue the installation. Windows has finished installing software for the device. Click Finish to complete the installation Then system will start to install Wireless LAN Utility. Please refer to procedures at Chapter 4.
  • Page 21: Chapter 4 - Installing And Using The Wireless Utility

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Chapter 4 – Installing and Using the Wireless Utility The following sections cover the SpeedStream Wireless PC Card utility installation and configuration. Installation in Windows After you have installed the device driver, the system will start to install the Wireless LAN Utility.
  • Page 22 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 2. The screen will show you the default destination chosen by the utility. Click Next to continue or click the Browse button to select an alternate destination. 3. The following screen will add program icons to the Program Folder. You may type a new folder name or select one from the existing folders list.
  • Page 23 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 4. The following screen shows the current settings, click Next to continue or click Back to change the Destination Folder in step 3. 5. The following screen shows you the Setup program’s status.
  • Page 24: Using The Wireless Utility In Windows Xp

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 6. Windows has finished installing the Wireless LAN Utility. Click Finish to complete the installation. Using the Wireless Utility In Windows XP SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility There are two ways to configure SpeedStream Wireless PC Card. One is the SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility;...
  • Page 25 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 2. Click the Windows Wireless Network Configuration icon. Windows Wireless Network Configuration 3. Click the Advanced button. Select “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings” and click...
  • Page 26 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 5. Click the Windows Wireless Network Configuration icon again to open the Windows Wireless Network Configuration. Windows Wireless Network Configuration 6. Select SpeedStream and click the Connect button.
  • Page 27 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 7. The Windows Wireless Network Configuration will now be enabled. Click the Windows Wireless Configure icon. Windows Wireless Network Configuration is enabled Click Properties to start Windows Wireless Network Configuration.
  • Page 28 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Using the SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility 1. Exit the SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility. 2. Click the Windows Wireless Network Configuration icon. Windows Wireless Network Configuration 3. Click the Advanced button. 4. Do not select “Use windows to configure my wireless network settings” and click...
  • Page 29 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 5. Click Start -> All Programs -> SpeedStream Wireless PC Card then click SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility to restart the SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility.
  • Page 30 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 6. The SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility icon will appear, Double-click the icon to open the configuration utility. SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility 7. Click the Re-Scan button to start the SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility. (Refer to Configuring the SpeedStream Wireless PC Card.)
  • Page 31: Using The Speedstream Wireless Lan Utility In Windows 98, 2000, And Me

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Using the SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility In Windows 98, 2000, and Me SpeedStream Wireless LAN Utility icon Icon Meaning Green: indicates a connection is linked to a wireless network. Red: indicates that the wireless LAN card is looking for an available access point.
  • Page 32: Configuring The Speedstream Wireless Pc Card

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Configuring the SpeedStream Wireless PC Card 1. This screen shows you the status of your current connection. Click Re-Scan to search for a wireless connection (the adapter will search for the connection automatically when it is activated). 2.
  • Page 33 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 3. Select the “Site Survey” tab. The list on the adjacent screen shows you available Access Points and their features. Click on the desired Access Point, then click Connect to connect or Search to search for more Access Points. Click OK when you are finished.
  • Page 34 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 4. Click on the “Encryption” tab. Under the drop-box, you can choose to have WEP encryption Disabled, 64-Bit, or 128-Bit. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is an encryption scheme used to protect wireless data communication. The Disabled setting prevents the sharing of data with other computers on the WEP network.
  • Page 35 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 6. The “About” tab shows you copyright and version information about the driver, the configuration utility, and the firmware. Click OK to complete the configuration.
  • Page 36: Chapter 5 - Installing Network Protocols

    Control Panel, double-click on the Network icon. Note: Before adding any network protocols, verify that the protocol is not already installed. Never install duplicate protocols. 2. Select Siemens SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card from the list and click the Add button.
  • Page 37 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual 3. Highlight Protocol and click the Add button. 4. Select Microsoft from the list of “Manufacturers” and TCP/IP from the list of “Network” Protocols” and click the OK button to finish the installation.
  • Page 38 SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual...
  • Page 39: Appendix A - Faq

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Appendix A – FAQ What is the IEEE 802.11 standard? The IEEE 802.11 standard is a wireless LAN industry standard, and the objective of IEEE 802.11 is to make sure that different manufacturers’ wireless LAN devices can communicate to each other.
  • Page 40: Appendix B - Specifications

    SpeedStream Wireless CardBus PC Card User’s Manual Appendix B – Specifications Standards: Channels: Antenna: Frequency: Data Rate: Operating Ranges: Temperature: Humidity: IEEE 802.11b 11 Channels (US, Canada) 13 Channels (Europe) 14 Channels (Japan) Built-in strip Antenna 2.4 to 2.4835GHz (Industrial Scientific Medical Band) up to 11Mbps Indoor (varies depends on the environment): Up to 50M @ 11Mbps...

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