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5GHz
Wireless LAN Access Point
PCWA-A500 Quick Start Guide
This guide provides an overview of the functions of the 5GHz Wireless LAN Access
Point PCWA-A500 and the necessary preparations before use.
Please read first.
PCWA-A500
Sony Corporation ©2002 Printed in Japan
This guide for the 5GHz Wireless LAN Access Point PCWA-A500 is intended to be read together with
the manuals provided with the 5GHz Wireless LAN PC Card PCWA-C500 (sold separately).
Unpacking
While unpacking the product, confirm that the following items are present.
Access Point
AC adapter
Ethernet cable (straight-through wiring)
Power cord
Operating Instructions
Quick Start Guide (this sheet)
Warranty card
Other printed materials
4-660-142-11(1)
Applications
Accessing the Internet from various places in the house
By using a computer with a Wireless LAN PC Card, you can communicate with the Access Point and
share files with other computers via the Access Point. Furthermore, if you connect the Access Point to a
DSL modem, cable modem, or ISDN router, you can access the Internet from various places in the
house.
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Hint
This guide describes installation procedures for connecting the Access Point to a DSL modem, cable modem,
or ISDN router. Please refer to the Operating Instructions for the Ethernet connection procedure.
Installation and setup procedure
Step 1
Set up the Access Point and connect power.
Step 2 (Described in Wireless LAN PC Card Quick Start Guide)
Insert the Wireless LAN PC Card into the computer, and install the Wireless LAN PC
Card driver. This process is described in the Wireless LAN PC Card Quick Start Guide
that comes with your Wireless LAN PC Card.
Step 3 (Described in Wireless LAN PC Card Quick Start Guide)
Install the Wireless Panel software supplied with the Wireless LAN PC Card.
Step 4 (Described in Wireless LAN PC Card Quick Start Guide)
Configure the appropriate computer communications settings.
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Hint
Select Access Point Connection Mode.
Step 5
Configure the appropriate communications and Internet connection settings for the
Access Point.
Step 6 (Described in Wireless LAN PC Card Quick Start Guide)
Configure the computer communications settings to match the settings configured
in Step 5.
Step 7
Connect the Access Point to the DSL modem, cable modem, or ISDN router.
Step 1
Set up the Access Point and connect power
Locating
The Access Point stand is hinged, so it can be lowered or raised. It serves as a normal stand when
lowered or as a wall-mount adapter when raised.
Stand lowered
Stand raised
(standing)
(for wall-mounting)
Wall-mounting
NETWORK 1
Holes
NETWORK 2
NETWORK 1
DC IN 10V
NETWORK 2
DC IN 10V
Using in the normal standing position
The stand supports the Access Point on a horizontal surface.
For optimum performance, use the stand to keep the front face of the Access Point vertical during
operation.
Installation Notes
Install the Access Point on a stable surface.
Do not install it on a shelf or other place where jarring or vibration might cause it to fall.
Do not install the Access Point in any location where passers-by might accidentally come in contact with the
Access Point or its cabling.
Using the stand as a wall-mount adapter
When mounting the Access Point on a wall, the size and spacing of mounting holes is as follows. Note
that no brackets are provided for mounting the Access Point on a wall.
Use screws or nails that meet the following requirements.
Hanging the Access Point from screws set in a wall:
Head diameter: 0.24 to 0.29 inches (6.0 to 7.5 mm)
Body diameter: 0.14 to 0.15 inches (3.5 to 4.0 mm)
Length: 1.2 inches or more (30 mm or more)
2.82 inches
(71.5 mm)
Fastening the Access Point to a wall with screws:
Body diameter: 0.14 to 0.29 inches (3.5 to 7.5 mm)
Length: 1.2 inches or more (30 mm or more)
2.82 inches
(71.5 mm)
Notes
Using two screws or other fasteners, ensure that the Access Point is securely set on the wall. When fastening the
Access Point to a wall with screws, retighten them after mounting the Access Point.
Select a location that will hold the weight of the Access Point when mounting it on the wall. If the location cannot
hold the weight of the Access Point, the Access Point may drop and cause an accident.
When mounting the Access Point on walls made of plasterboard or other fragile material, make sure that the
material is strong enough to support the unit's weight and use special screw fasteners or other fixtures that are
made for use with that material. If the unit is fastened with ordinary screws, there is a danger that it may fall.
When mounting the Access Point on the wall, be careful not to drop the Access Point or the tools used for doing
the work. Dropping the unit or tools could result in unforeseeable accidents.
Connecting power
1
Connect power to the Access Point as shown below.
The following illustrations show the normal standing position.
Power Outlet
DC IN
10V
AC Adapter
2
Fit the ferrite core (thick cylindrical part) of the AC Adapter cable into the
recess on the back of the Access Point, and insert the cable in the cable
securing groove.
NETWORK 1
NETWORK 2
DC IN 10V
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Hint
There is no power switch on the Access Point.
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  • Page 1 Card driver. This process is described in the Wireless LAN PC Card Quick Start Guide that comes with your Wireless LAN PC Card. This guide for the 5GHz Wireless LAN Access Point PCWA-A500 is intended to be read together with the manuals provided with the 5GHz Wireless LAN PC Card PCWA-C500 (sold separately).
  • Page 2 1-877-760-7669. The Sony Customer Information Services Center offers information about your Access Point, Wireless LAN PC Card, and other Sony products that work with your computer. To contact the Sony Customer Information Services Center, call 1-877-760-7669. Open 24 hours/day, 7...

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