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5GHz
Wireless LAN PC Card
PCWA-C500 Quick Start Guide
For Microsoft
®
Windows
®
Millennium Edition and
Microsoft
®
Windows
®
2000 Professional Users
This guide provides an overview of the functions of the 5GHz Wireless LAN PC Card
PCWA-C500 and the necessary preparations before use.
Please read first.
PCWA-C500
Sony Corporation ©2002 Printed in Japan
This guide provides an overview of the functions of the 5GHz Wireless LAN PC Card PCWA-C500
and the necessary preparations before use. When using the 5GHz Wireless LAN Access Point
PCWA-A500 (optional) read this together with the manuals provided with the Access Point.
Unpacking
While unpacking the product, confirm that the following items are present.
Wireless LAN PC Card
PC Card case
CD-ROM (Setup Disc)
Operating Instructions
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®
®
Quick Start Guide for Microsoft
Windows
Millennium Edition and Microsoft
Windows
Professional Users
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®
Quick Start Guide for Microsoft
Windows
XP Home Edition and Microsoft
Windows
Professional Users
Warranty card
Other printed materials
In this document, Microsoft
®
Windows
®
2000 Professional is referred to as Windows 2000.
In this document, Microsoft
®
Windows
®
Millennium Edition is referred to as Windows Me.
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Applications
Accessing the Internet from various places in the house
(Access Point Network connection mode)
Access Point Network connection mode allows you to construct a wireless network based on an Access
Point (optional). 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
The above illustration shows the Access Point connected to an Ethernet LAN, providing network access to
two wireless mobile notebook computers.
High bit rate movie streaming playback*
(Peer to Peer Network connection mode)
Peer to Peer Network connection mode allows computers equipped with Wireless LAN PC Cards to
communicate directly, without using a Wireless LAN Access Point. With this connection mode, users
can share files directly from one computer to another.
Higher bit rates are achieved when using the Peer to Peer Network connection mode because
communications are not routed via the Access Point and therefore are subjected to less interference.
This makes the Peer to Peer Network connection mode well-suited for use with high bit rate movie
streaming playback applications.
* A system for simultaneously playing transmitted files at the receiving computer while file transmission is still in
progress.
Note
Poor radio conditions can cause interruptions of movie playback over wireless connections.
Network switching made simple!
You can quickly and easily switch between multiple networks, including both Access Point Network
connections and Peer to Peer Network connections, after registering the network connections on your
®
2000
computer. See the Online Help for the included Wireless Panel utility for details.
®
XP
Access Point Network
connection mode
Installation and setup procedure
Step 1 (Described in the Access Point Quick Start Guide)
For Access Point Network connection mode, set up the Access Point and connect power.
This process is described in the Access Point Quick Start Guide that came with your
Access Point.
Step 2
Insert the Wireless LAN PC Card into the computer, and install the Wireless LAN PC
Card driver.
Step 3
Install the supplied Wireless Panel software.
Step 4
Configure the appropriate computer communications settings.
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Hint
Select either Access Point Network connection mode or Peer to Peer Network connection mode
here. If you select Peer to Peer Network connection mode, no further settings are needed.
Step 5 (Described in the Access Point Quick Start Guide)
Configure the appropriate Access Point communication settings. If connecting to the
Internet via the Access Point, also configure the Access Point Internet connection settings.
Step 6
Configure the computer communications settings to match the settings configured in
Step 5.
Step 7 (Described in the Access Point Quick Start Guide)
Connect the Access Point to the DSL modem, cable modem, or ISDN router.
Step 1
For the Access Point Network connection mode, set up the
Access Point and connect power
Refer to the Access Point Quick Start Guide.
Step 2
Insert the Wireless LAN PC Card in the computer, and install
the Wireless LAN PC Card driver
Before inserting the Wireless LAN PC Card...
Copy the contents of the 5GHzWirelessLAN folder from the supplied CD-ROM to the hard disk. In this
example, the contents are copied to a folder named "temp" created on the D drive.
The following illustration shows insertion of the Wireless LAN PC Card in a
computer.
Peer to Peer Network
connection mode
Insert the card in the
direction of the arrow.
Note
If your computer has an upper and a lower PC card slot, insert the Wireless LAN PC Card into the
upper slot. Inserting it into the lower slot blocks the upper slot with its antenna.
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Hint
Refer to the Wireless LAN PC Card Operating Instructions (separate booklet) for the procedure to remove the
Wireless LAN PC Card.
When the Wireless LAN PC Card is first inserted, the driver installation wizard runs. From this point,
the procedure differs according to the operating system. Refer to the following descriptions for
Windows Me or Windows 2000 according to the operating system being used.
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Hint
Refer to the Wireless LAN PC Card Operating Instructions (separate booklet) for the procedure to uninstall
the driver.
For Windows Me
1
Select "Specify the location of the driver", and click Next.
2
Select "Specify a location".
3
Click Browse, and specify the driver location.
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Hint
If you copied the contents of the 5GHzWirelessLAN folder on the CD-ROM to the temp folder on the D
drive, specify the 1WinMe folder within those contents (D:\temp\5GHzWirelessLAN\1WinMe).
4
Click OK.
5
Click Next.
6
Click Next.
The driver is installed.
7
Click Finish.
Follow the on-screen instruction to restart the computer.
Continued on next page

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  • Page 1 This makes the Peer to Peer Network connection mode well-suited for use with high bit rate movie streaming playback applications. Hint Sony Corporation ©2002 Printed in Japan * A system for simultaneously playing transmitted files at the receiving computer while file transmission is still in Step 7 (Described in the Access Point Quick Start Guide) If you copied the contents of the 5GHzWirelessLAN folder on the CD-ROM to the temp folder on the D progress.
  • Page 2 After Wireless Panel has been installed and the Wizard has been run, it can be launched again later by clicking Access Point, Wireless LAN PC Card, and other Sony products that work with your computer. InitSetup.exe in the folder (normally “C:\Program Files\Sony\5GHz Wireless LAN”) that was installed with 1-877-760-7669.