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Sony Vaio PCWA-C300S Quick Start Manual

Wireless lan pc card (ieee 802.11g: 2.4 ghz/54 mbps)
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PCWA-C300S
Quick Start Guide
Guide de démarrage rapide
This document explains how to install the software required to
use of the Wireless LAN PC Card (
PCWA-C300S.
The document also contains answers to frequently asked
questions and common problems.
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Installation and connection settings
To use the Wireless LAN PC Card (IEEE 802.11g: 2.4 GHz/54 Mbps) PCWA-C300S, you must first install the Wireless LAN PC Card device driver
and the Wireless Panel utility software. After installing these, you must perform wireless network connection settings.
Note
The Wireless LAN PC Card must be inserted in your computer when you install the device driver.
Step 1
Turn on the Access Point
Refer to the Access Point documentation for detailed installation and configuration procedures.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
Step 2
drive of your computer
1
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your
computer.
The Easy Installation Wizard starts automatically.
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Hint
If the Easy Installation Wizard does not appear when you insert the supplied
CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive, double-click "Setup.exe" (
CD-ROM. Depending on the settings of your computer, the file name may be
"Setup".
2
When the following message appears, click "OK".
3
Click the button that corresponds to your type of CD-ROM
drive.
If you are using an external CD-ROM drive, follow the instructions on the
screen and copy the contents of the CD-ROM to your hard disk. When the
copy is complete, click "Main Menu".
The Main Menu of the Easy Installation Wizard appears.
Install the device driver and utility software,
Step 3
and then make connection settings
First, click "Install Driver". Follow the instructions on the screen to install the
Wireless LAN PC Card device driver and Wireless Panel, and then to make Access
Point connection settings.
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Hint
For details about how to insert the Wireless LAN PC Card and how to make Access Point
connection settings, refer to the Operating Instructions.
If you have a problem...
If you encounter problems during the installation of the Wireless LAN PC Card
device driver and/or Wireless Panel, or while making Access Point connection
settings, refer to the following:
• Troubleshooting section of this document
• Operating Instructions
• Wireless Panel Online Help
Accessing Wireless Panel Online Help
• Access from the Easy Installation Wizard
Click "Documents" on the Main Menu. In the screen that appears, click "Wireless Panel Online Help".
• Access from the Wireless Panel
1
On the "Start" menu, point to "Wireless LAN", and then click "Wireless Panel" to start the Wireless Panel.
2
Right-click the Wireless Panel icon (
,
"Help" on the shortcut menu.
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Hint
You can also access Help by clicking
on the Wireless Panel title bar.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States of America and/or other countries.
• Sony, VAIO,
,
, and the Eco Info logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• In this manual, the Wireless LAN PC Card (IEEE 802.11g: 2.4 GHz/54 Mbps) PCWA-C300S is referred to as the Wireless LAN PC Card.
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• In this manual, Microsoft
Windows
Millennium Edition is referred to as Windows Me, Microsoft
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Windows
XP Professional and Microsoft
Windows
XP Home Edition are referred to as Windows XP.
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Troubleshooting
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This section provides answers to frequent questions that you may have during installation of the Wireless LAN PC Card driver and Wireless Panel, and
when making Access Point connection settings.
Refer to this section and the Troubleshooting section of the Wireless Panel Online Help before contacting the Sony customer service.
Case 1
Cannot install the device driver
If a problem occurs during the installation of the device driver, delete it and install it again.
1
Right-click "My Computer" on the desktop and click "Properties" on the shortcut menu.
With the Windows XP operating system, right-click "My Computer" on the "Start" menu, and then click "Properties" on the shortcut menu.
The "System Properties" dialog box appears.
2
On the "Hardware" tab click "Device Manager".
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With the Windows Me operating system, simply click the "Device Manager" tab.
Windows XP operating system
Windows Me operating system
3
If the Wireless LAN PC Card is not inserted in your computer, insert it.
4
Click "Network adapters" or "Other devices". If "Sony 802.11g Wireless LAN Adapter" or "Ethernet Controller" is shown,
delete it.
Windows XP operating system
Windows 2000 operating system
Windows Me operating system
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See "Installation and connection settings" and install the driver again with the Easy Installation Wizard.
Windows 2000 operating system

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  Summary of Contents for Sony Vaio PCWA-C300S

  • Page 1 Installation and connection settings To use the Wireless LAN PC Card (IEEE 802.11g: 2.4 GHz/54 Mbps) PCWA-C300S, you must first install the Wireless LAN PC Card device driver and the Wireless Panel utility software. After installing these, you must perform wireless network connection settings.
  • Page 2 Case 2 Cannot install Wireless Panel If a problem occurs during the installation of Wireless Panel, remove it and install it again. If it appears on your Windows operating system taskbar, right-click the Wireless Panel icon ( click “Exit” on the shortcut menu. On the “Start”...