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Wireless PCI Adapter
WPCI810G

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    User Guide Wireless PCI Adapter WPCI810G...

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    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. CAUTION: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Motorola for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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    Motorola, Inc. Motorola reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of Motorola to provide notification of such revision or change. Motorola provides this guide without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Section 1:Overview _______________________ 1-1 Features ........................ 1-1 Understanding your User Guide ................. 1-2 Box Contents ......................1-2 Simple Home Network Diagram ................1-3 Wireless Connections ..................1-3 PCI Adapter Card Physical Description.............. 1-4 Top and Front of PCI Adapter Card ..............1-4 Adapter Card Label .....................1-5 Section 2:Installation______________________ 2-1 Device Configuration Setup.................

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    Section 1:Overview Congratulations on purchasing the Motorola Wireless PCI Adapter WPCI810G. The WPCI810G complies with the 802.11b and the new ® nearly 5-times-faster 802.11g wireless standard. With Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) supported, your wireless connections are robust and secure, giving you the confidence to communicate without fear that the signal could be compromised.

  • Page 6: Understanding Your User Guide, Box Contents

    OVERVIEW SECTION 1 Understanding your User Guide The User Guide is subdivided into the following sections: Overview Provides a general introduction for using your product, the type of technology used, and recommended practices for using it. Installation Provides instructions for installing the hardware and setting up the firmware to get your adapter up and running.

  • Page 7: Simple Home Network Diagram, Wireless Connections

    OVERVIEW SECTION 1 Simple Home Network Diagram Your Wireless PCI Adapter allows you to access files, printers, and an Internet connection on your network. A sample Local Area Network (LAN) is shown below: In the example above, the Internet communicates with the modem which communicates with the router.

  • Page 8: Pci Adapter Card Physical Description, Top And Front Of Pci Adapter Card

    With FCC Standards PART NUMBER: 498467-001-00 For Home Or Office Use This device is approved as S/N: PPPPMMYJJJSSSSSCAABBCCCC Motorola Model WPCI810G FCC ID: F2NWPCI810G ACT. MAC: AB CD EF 01 23 45 Made in Taiwan The WPCI810G has the following features:...

  • Page 9: Adapter Card Label

    With FCC Standards PART NUMBER: 498467-001-00 For Home Or Office Use This device is approved as S/N: PPPPMMYJJJSSSSSCAABBCCCC Motorola Model WPCI810G FCC ID: F2NWPCI810G MAC: AB CD EF 01 23 45 Made in Taiwan MAC Address The following describes the features on the WPCI810G label:...

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    Section 2:Installation To install your wireless adapter card: Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The software automatically starts the Installation Wizard program. Follow the prompts to setup your adapter card. If Windows 98SE prompts you for the original Windows CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM, and direct Windows to its proper location (for example, D:\WIN98).

  • Page 11: Device Configuration Setup

    INSTALLATION SECTION 2 Attach the antenna by aligning the threads on the antenna with the threads on the connector and turning the antenna clockwise until the antenna is attached to the connector. Return power to the PC and complete the installation instructions supplied on the CD-ROM.

  • Page 12: System Tray Icon Description

    The icon in you system tray (the area at the bottom right of your screen in your Task Bar) allows you to view the status of the network at a glance, as well as, access the Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility.

  • Page 13: Connecting To An Existing Wireless Network

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Connecting to an Existing Wireless Network Use the following instructions for connecting to a wireless network that is already in operation. To connect to an existing wireless network: Double-click the antenna icon in your System Tray. The Connect to Wireless Network window is displayed: The window displays any available wireless networks detected.

  • Page 14: Configuring A New Wireless Network

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Configuring a New Wireless Network To configure a new wireless network: Double-click the antenna icon in the system tray. The Connect to Wireless Network window is displayed: SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

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    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Click Advanced. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is displayed: SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

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    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Click Add. The following Wireless Network Properties window is displayed. If you are running the utility with WPA support, refer to WPA Security Configuration for New Network section. Enter information for the new wireless network. Field Description Network name (SSID) Enter a Network Name (SSID) from 1 to 32 alphanumeric characters.

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    (ad hoc) (ad hoc) network network. After entering the information for your network, click OK. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is again displayed and the new network is listed in the Preferred networks area. SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

  • Page 18: Wpa Configuration For New Network

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 WPA Configuration for New Network The Wireless Network Properties screen, seen below, is available if you are running WPA support provided by Funk on the supplied CD-ROM or Windows XP with WPA support installed. If you do not currently have WPA support installed for: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000: utilize the Funk utility located on the CD-ROM.

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    Wired Equivalent Privacy TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol - changes the temporal key often (provides 1 Key) Advanced Encryption Standard (provides 1 Key) Motorola recommends using AES because it provides the strongest security algorithm. SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

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    (ad hoc) network. (ad hoc) network After entering the information for this network, click OK. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is again displayed and the new network is listed in the Preferred networks area. SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

  • Page 21: Configuring Properties For An Existing Wireless Network

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Configuring Properties for an Existing Wireless Network To configure network properties for an existing wireless network: Double-click the antenna icon in the system tray. The Connect to Wireless Network window is displayed: Click Advanced. 3-10 SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

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    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window displays: In the Available networks list or the Preferred networks list, highlight the network you want to configure. In the Available networks area, click Configure or in the Preferred networks area, click Properties.

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    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 The following Wireless Network Properties window is displayed. If you are running with WPA support, refer to the WPA Configuration for Existing Network section. If the network you want to configure is open (no encryption, no authentication), click OK and this network is added to the list of preferred networks.

  • Page 24: Wpa Configuration For Existing Network

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 WPA Configuration for Existing Network The Wireless Network Properties screen, seen below, is available if you are running WPA support provided by Funk on the supplied CD-ROM or Windows XP with WPA support installed. If you do not currently have WPA support installed for: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000: utilize the Funk utility located on the CD-ROM.

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    Wired Equivalent Privacy TKIP Temporal Key Integrity Protocol - changes the temporal key often (provides 1 Key) Advanced Encryption Standard (provides 1 Key) Motorola recommends using AES because it provides the strongest security algorithm. 3-14 SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

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    (ad hoc) network. (ad hoc) network After finished editing the information for the network, click OK. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is again displayed and the revised network is listed in the Preferred networks area. SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

  • Page 27: Preferred Networks – Setting Up The Connection Order

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Preferred Networks – Setting up the Connection Order There are two ways you can specify the order that the adapter uses to try to connect to an available network in your Preferred networks list: Using the Move up and Move down buttons Using Advanced selection rules 3-16 SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

  • Page 28: Move Up And Move Down Buttons, Advanced Selection Rules

    Preferred networks. To select an advanced rule to display and choose a network: On the Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window, on the Wireless Networks tab, click Advanced. The Advanced window is displayed: Choose one of the three ways to display and choose networks from the Preferred network list.

  • Page 29: Removing A Network From Your Preferred Network List

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Removing a Network From Your Preferred Network List To remove a wireless network from your preferred network list: Double-click the antenna icon in the system tray. The Connect to Wireless Network window is displayed: 3-18 SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION...

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    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Click Advanced. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is displayed: In the Preferred networks list, highlight the network you want to remove. Click Remove. The network is removed from your preferred network list. SECTION 3, CONFIGURATION 3-19...

  • Page 31: Viewing Site Monitor Information

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Viewing Site Monitor Information To view site monitor information: Double-click the antenna icon in the system tray. On the Connect to Wireless Network window, click Advanced. Click the Site Monitor tab. The Visible Networks list provides information about all of the detected networks.

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    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 To obtain more information about a selected network, click Advanced. The Advanced Site Monitor window is displayed: This window provides detailed information about the network you selected. To start a log of network activity, click Start Log. The Save log file as window is displayed: Select a drive and directory to store the networks.log file.

  • Page 33: Viewing Link Status

    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 The adapter saves a log of the information listed on the Advanced Site Monitor window to the networks.log file. The information is sent to the file approximately every six seconds. The log is a comma-delimited list that can be imported to a spreadsheet.

  • Page 34: Viewing Network Statistics, Activating Leap

    To view statistics for the network you are connected to: Double-click the antenna icon in the system tray. Highlight the network for which you want to view statistics. Click Advanced. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is displayed. Click the Statistics tab. The Statistics tab provides information...

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    CONFIGURATION SECTION 3 Highlight the network for which you want to view statistics. Click Advanced. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is displayed. Click the LEAP tab. Click Enable LEAP to activate the function. To add a network, click Properties. The LEAP Network Properties window displays.

  • Page 36: Viewing Adapter Product Information

    Viewing Adapter Product Information To view product information for the adapter installed in your PC: Double-click the antenna icon in the system tray. Click Advanced. The Motorola Wireless Configuration Utility window is displayed. Click the Information tab. The Information tab provides the...

  • Page 37: Contact Us, Hardware Solutions, My Computer Is Experiencing Difficulty Connecting To The Wireless Network

    WPCI810G. Contact Us If you are unable to locate a solution here, please access our website for the latest information. www.motorola.com/broadband/networking You can also reach us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at 1-877-466-8646. Hardware Solutions My computer is experiencing difficulty connecting to the wireless network.

  • Page 38: I Would Like To See If My Internet Connection Is Alive

    TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION 4 I would like to see if my Internet connection is alive. For this, you will use the ping command to test the connection. Before attempting, determine the IP Address of your adapter. Open a command prompt by clicking Start and Run. For Windows 98 and ME, in the Open field, type command and press Enter or OK.

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    Section 5:Glossary Access Point (AP) A device that provides wireless LAN connectivity to wireless clients (stations). Adapter A device or card that connects a computer, printer, or other peripheral device to the network or to some other device. A wireless adapter connects a computer to the wireless LAN. Address translation See NAT.

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    Internet and your network. The Domain Name System is the Internet system for converting domain names (like www.motorola.com) to IP addresses. A DNS server contains a table matching domain names such as Internetname.com to IP addresses such as 192.169.9.1. When...

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    The DNS lookup table is a distributed Internet database; no one DNS server lists all domain name to IP address matches. Domain Name A unique name, such as motorola.com, that maps to an IP address. Domain names are typically much easier to remember than are IP addresses. See DNS.

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    SECTION 5 GLOSSARY Each Ethernet port has a physical address called the MAC address. Also see MAC address. Event A message generated by a device to inform an operator or the network management system that something has occurred. Firewall A security software system on the some devices that enforces an access control policy between the Internet and the LAN for protection.

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    GLOSSARY SECTION 5 A company that provides this service In IBM environments, a mainframe computer ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol is a protocol used for error, problem, and informational messages sent between IP hosts and gateways. ICMP messages are processed by the IP software and are not usually apparent to the end-user.

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    SECTION 5 GLOSSARY MAC Address The Media Access Control address is a unique, 48-bit value permanently saved in the ROM at the factory to identify each Ethernet network device. It is expressed as a sequence of 12 hexadecimal digits printed on the unit’s label. You need to provide the MAC Address to the cable service provider.

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    GLOSSARY SECTION 5 Packet The unit of data that is routed between the sender and destination on the Internet or other packet-switched network. PCMCIA The Personal Computer Memory Card International Association sets international standards for connecting peripherals to portable computers. Laptop computers typically have a PCMCIA slot that can hold one or two PC Cards to provide features such as Ethernet or wireless connectivity.

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    SECTION 5 GLOSSARY Public IP Address The IP address assigned by the service provider. A public IP address is visible to devices on the Internet. See also Private IP Address. RJ-11 The most common type of connector for household or office phones.

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    GLOSSARY SECTION 5 SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is a standard Internet protocol for transferring e-mail. Static IP Address An IP address that is permanently assigned to a host. Normally, a static IP address must be assigned manually. The opposite of Dynamic IP Address.

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    SECTION 5 GLOSSARY A carrier protocol, such as TCP, used by the network that the data travels over An encapsulating protocol, such as IPSec, L2F, L2TP, or PPTP, that is wrapped around the original data A passenger protocol, such as IP, for the original data User Datagram Protocol.

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    GLOSSARY SECTION 5 bandwidth depends on need and cost, but is usually much lower than for a LAN. Wireless Access Point or Wireless Access Protocol. See also Access Point. Wired Equivalent Privacy encryption protects the privacy of data transmitted over a wireless LAN. WEP uses keys to encrypt and decrypt transmitted data.

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