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USB Wireless LAN
User's Guide
© 2005 Sony Corporation
2-635-317-11 (2)



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  • Page 1 2-635-317-11 (2) USB Wireless LAN Module User's Guide IFU-WLM2 © 2005 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview Introduction ........3 Main Features of the USB Wireless LAN Module ........ 3 Part Names and Functions ....4 Installation Utility Software Installation ... 5 Additional Setup Processes ..6 Setting Up the Network Connection ........7 Removing Your USB Wireless LAN Module ........
  • Page 3: Overview

    Overview Introduction This user's guide introduces to you the USB Wireless LAN Module. This manual also contains detailed instructions on how to operate the USB Wireless LAN module and how to install the utility supplied with the unit. As this product is designed to run under Microsoft Windows, it is recommended that the accompanying software be installed by people who are familiar with the installation procedures for network operating systems under Microsoft Windows.
  • Page 4: Part Names And Functions

    Part Names and Functions a WIRELESS LAN/MEMORY indicators Either indicator lights to show the current selection of the WIRELESS LAN/ MEMORY switch. b WIRELESS LAN/MEMORY switch Slide the switch to either of the following positions, depending on the desired operation. WIRELESS LAN: Use it as a wireless LAN module.
  • Page 5: Installation

    Installation Utility Software Installation The product is designed to operate under Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, and XP. You can install the utility software on your computer either from the supplied CD-ROM or from the built-in flash memory. Please follow the on-screen instructions of the installation wizard provided with your system to install the software.
  • Page 6: Additional Setup Processes

    Slide the switch of the USB Wireless LAN Module to WIRELESS LAN, and then connect the module to your computer. Note If the USB port only supports USB 1.1, the following warning appears. Select “802.11b” and click “OK.” Your operation system will detect the new device and install the driver automatically.
  • Page 7: Setting Up The Network Connection

    Setting Up the Network Connection USB Wireless LAN Module has its own management software, called USB Wireless LAN(IFU_WLM2) Utility, and users can specify the settings required to connect your computer to a network. See also “Using the Utility” (page 11) for details on the USB Wireless LAN(IFU_WLM2) Utility.
  • Page 8 Setting Up Encryption You can enhance the security of your network by enabling the “Encryption” function. The USB Wireless LAN Module provides WEP/WPA encryption. Proceed as follows to create a connection profile for encryption. On the [Configure Profile] tab of the USB Wireless LAN(IFU_WLM2) Utility window, click the [Add] button.
  • Page 9 WPA Setting dialog box Click the [OK] button in the Add Profile dialog box. Setting Up the Network Connection...
  • Page 10: Removing Your Usb Wireless Lan Module

    Removing Your USB Wireless LAN Module When you are using Windows Me, 2000, or XP, perform the Windows hardware removal procedure, as follows, before you remove the USB Wireless LAN Module from your computer. Note When you remove the USB Wireless LAN Module, you will lose your connection to the network.
  • Page 11: Using The Utility

    Using the Utility Link Status Tab The Link Status tab shows information on the current wireless connection, such as the status, signal strength, and SSID. Status: Displays the current wireless network communication status. SSID: Displays the SSID of the currently connected network. Channel: Displays the channel used.
  • Page 12: Configure Profile Tab

    Configure Profile Tab This tab lists the following information on each registered connection profile. Profile Name: Name of the registered connection profile. SSID: SSID of the currently connected network. Channel: Channel used for connection. Encryption: Information on whether the encryption function is enabled. Network Type: Network type currently selected (Infrastructure or Ad Hoc).
  • Page 13: Site Survey Tab

    Site Survey Tab This tab gives you information on all of the networks within the communication range, so that you can select the desired access point. Note When switching to an encryption-enabled network, a message will appear asking if you want to use the previous WEP key or WPA settings for connection.
  • Page 14: Advance Tab

    Advance Tab This tab enables you to select the region where the wireless network is used. Select “World Mode” when you do not need to specify a specific region. To select a region, click “User Select” then select the desired region in the drop-down list box.
  • Page 15: Others

    Others Product Specifications Frequency range Europe: 2.412 ~ 2.472GHz US/Canada: 2.412 ~ 2.462GHz Japan: 2.412 ~ 2.484GHz Modulation technique 802.11g: OFDM 802.11b: CCK (11Mbps), DQPSK (2Mbps), DBPSK (1Mbps) Host interface USB/Hi-speed USB (USB 2.0) Channel US/Canada: 1 ~ 11 Most of Europe/Australia: 1 ~ 13 Spain: 10 ~ 11 France:...
  • Page 16 Product Specifications...