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Wireless LAN PC Card
AN-WC11B

OPERATION MANUAL

Make sure to read this manual thoroughly
Windows
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in order to correctly use this product.

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  • Page 1: Operation Manual

    Wireless LAN PC Card AN-WC11B OPERATION MANUAL Make sure to read this manual thoroughly Windows in order to correctly use this product.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    In Windows 98: ................................In Windows 2000: ................................ Unable to Communicate ............................. Slow Transmit Rate ..............................When the Wireless LAN Card does not work ......................12. Glossary ......................32 13. Wireless LAN PC Card Specifications ............34 14. Index ......................35 For SHARP Assistance ..................36...
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    2. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS WARNING Do not use this product in facilities or near equipment that concerns human life, such as medical, nuclear, aerospace or transportation equipment or facilities, as well as equip- ment or facilities in which high reliability is necessary. Do not use near people with pacemakers as this product may cause electromagnetic interference.
  • Page 4 Do not use in places exposed to PC Card. After making sure that direct sunlight, near fire or heat smoke has stopped, contact your sources. The temperature might nearest Sharp Authorized rise and lead to fire and Projector Dealer or Service damage. Center. Continued use creates...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    3. Introduction Thank you for purchasing of the SHARP Wireless LAN PC Card. This manual will assist you with the installation procedure. • The CD-ROM contains drivers and the “Configuration Utility” program that is used for managing the Wireless LAN PC Card and establishing a wireless connection with your Local Area Network.
  • Page 6: System Requirements

    4. System Requirements The following hardware or software is required when using this software. • Computer: A personal computer capable of operating with any of the operating systems mentioned below. • Basic Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000 Professional, XP Home Edition, XP Professional Edition.
  • Page 7: What You Can Do With The Wireless Lan Pc Card

    6. What you can do with the Wireless LAN PC Card You can do the following using the Wireless LAN PC Card. 6.1 Project Images on a Large Screen via a Wireless Connection If your projector supports the wireless projection function, you can project on large screens your PC’s display without connecting the PC and projector.
  • Page 8: Configuring And Checking The Wireless Lan Pc Card

    7. Configuring and Checking the Wireless LAN PC Card The following describes the configuration and checking of the Wireless LAN PC Card. Installing the software ..“8. Installing” on page Detecting the Wireless LAN PC Card Configurations for connecting to the Network ..
  • Page 9: Installing

    8. Installing 8.1 Install Procedure for Windows 98/Me/2000/XP Install this software using the setup program included on the CD-ROM. CAUTION • Make sure to consult your Network Administrator when installing this software on a computer con- nected to a network. •...
  • Page 10 Select the install destination on the “Choose Destination Location” dialog box, and then click “Next>”. • Normally, it is not necessary to change the settings providing there are no problems. Click “Next>”. Installation starts. When the “Digital Signature Not Found” dialog box or the “Hardware Instal- lation”...
  • Page 11 If the “Sharp AN-WC11B Wireless LAN PC Card” is displayed, installation is completed. If there is a yellow “ ? ” or “ ! ” mark next to the “Sharp AN-WC11B Wireless LAN PC Card” icon, then installation has failed. Refer to “11.
  • Page 12 If the “Sharp AN-WC11B Wireless LAN PC Card” is displayed, installation is completed. If there is a yellow “ ? ” or “ ! ” mark next to the “Sharp AN-WC11B Wireless LAN PC Card” icon, then installation has failed. Refer to “11.
  • Page 13 Using Windows XP Insert the Wireless LAN PC Card into the PC card slot. CAUTION • Do not insert the Wireless LAN PC Card until the computer is fully loaded. • Make sure to insert the wireless LAN PC Card with the LINK indicator facing upwards. If you force the card into the slot in the wrong direction, it may damage the connector and communi- cation will not be possible.
  • Page 14 If the “Sharp AN-WC11B Wireless LAN PC Card” is displayed, installation is completed. If there is a yellow “ ? ” or “ ! ” mark next to the “Sharp 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card” icon, then installation has failed. Refer to “11.
  • Page 15 Double click “System”, and then select the “Hardware” tab. Click “Device Manager” , and then [+] in “Network adapters”. Select the “Sharp AN-WC11B Wireless LAN PC Card”, and then click “Uninstall”. Click “OK”. Make sure that the PC card adapter icon has disappeared from the status bar, and remove the “Sharp AN-WC11B Wireless LAN PC Card”...
  • Page 16: Removing The Software

    Remove the Wireless LAN PC Card from the computer. Click the “Start” menu, “Settings”, and then “Control Panel”. Click the “Add or Remove Programs” icon. Select “Sharp Wireless LAN PC Card”, and then click “Change/Remove”. Follow the instruction on the screen.
  • Page 17: Transmission Via A Wireless Lan

    9. Transmission via a Wireless LAN In this section, communication settings between computers that have Wireless LAN PC cards installed and file or printer sharing is explained. 9.1 Transmitting via a Wireless LAN PC Card You can exchange data between the computer and projector when both have Wireless LAN PC cards installed, or share a printer connected to a computer with the Wireless LAN PC Card in- stalled.
  • Page 18 “Wireless Network Connection Sta- tus”. Click on the task bar, then click “Advanced Configuration…”. is not on the task bar, it will appear by double-clicking “Sharp W-LAN Settings” on “Control Panel”. Click the “Configuration” tab.
  • Page 19 Enter the configuration name in “Profile Name”. Enter “802.11 AdHoc mode” here as an example. Select “Peer-to-Peer” in “Network Type”. • When connecting to the Network using an Access Point, change the “Network Type” to “Ac- cess Point”. • When changing a channel, use '" to select the channel. •...
  • Page 20: Configuration Utility

    10. Configuration Utility • When using together with the projector PG-M25X, the software included with the projector (such as “Network Selector”) will automatically make all the appropriate settings. Therefore, it is not neces- sary to make any settings in this utility program. After the installation of the “Wireless LAN PC Card Configuration Utility”, the “Configuration Utility”...
  • Page 21: Status" Tab

    10.1 “Status” Tab The “Status” tab displays information on the status of your communications with the wireless LAN. The fields in this menu provide the following information: • State: Shows the association state of your computer with the wireless LAN. When operating in “Access Point”, this field shows the MAC address the Access Point with which you are communicating.
  • Page 22: Configuration" Tab

    10.2 “Configuration” Tab In the “Configuration” tab, you can configure the Wireless LAN PC Card. After installing the “Configuration Utility”, and after the computer has been started, this dialog box will be displayed. I Setting the Profile Profiles are files that have various settings of the Wireless LAN PC Card. If the settings that you normally use are saved every time as profiles, you can easily modify all at once just by selecting a profile.
  • Page 23 I Setting the SS ID The SS ID is used by Access Points and Wireless LAN PC Cards to identify a wireless LAN. When transmitting via the “Access Point”, it is necessary to set the same SS ID in devices transmitting to each other.
  • Page 24 Selecting the “Peer-to-Peer Channel” When communicating in “Peer-to-Peer”, you must specify a channel on which communications will take place. Select the channel you want to set from the box on the right of “Peer-to-Peer Channel”. The channels that can be selected are displayed in a list. Click “Apply”.
  • Page 25: Encryption" Tab

    10.3 “Encryption” Tab The “Encryption” tab lets you enable encryption and set the encryption keys. There are two encryption methods available. The IEEE802.11b specification defines Wired Equiva- lent Privacy (WEP) using 64-bit key. This capability was extended by the industry to allow a 128-bit key.
  • Page 26 Creating Encryption Keys Manually You can manually create an encryption key. Here, an encryption method selected in 128 bit is used as example. You can create encryption keys manually by clicking the radio button next to “Create Keys Manually”. The cursor will appear in the “Key 1” field. Click the radio button next to “Alphanumeric: 13 characters”...
  • Page 27: About" Tab

    Click “Apply”. × The character string entered and the generated keys are both displayed with [ When the character string is entered and the 4 keys have been generated, it will be easier to set the same keys for all the members using the wireless LAN. Using the Encryption (WEP) Key In the “Use WEP Key”...
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    11. Troubleshooting If you encounter any problems during the installation, or to confirm that the driver is installed properly, please read the following troubleshooting section. In Windows 98: To check that the Wireless LAN PC Card is installed properly, please do the following: From the “Start”...
  • Page 29: Slow Transmit Rate

    Æ Æ Æ Æ Æ Is the transmitting mode configuration correctly set? • Make sure that the “Peer-to-Peer” or the “Access Point” is set. Æ Æ Æ Æ Æ Is the channel set correctly? • When using the “Peer-to-Peer” as the transmission mode, set the same channel for the Wireless LAN PC Card or the devices you want to communicate with.
  • Page 30 • When “DHCP Server” setting is set to “ON”. Check projector’s IP address, subnet mask and the DHCP assigned start address. IP Address : 192.168.150.120 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Assigned start address 192.168.150.100 Correct Assigned start address 192.168.050.100 Wrong IP address assignation will not be possible if the IP address or DHCP assigned start address does not match with the subnet mask.
  • Page 31 • Using the “PING” command, you can check if the “TCP/IP” is operating correctly. You can also check if the IP address is set. Open Command Prompt (MS-DOS Prompt). Windows 98/98SE: Start → Programs → MS-DOS Prompt Windows Me: Start → Programs → Accessories → MS-DOS Prompt Windows 2000: Start →...
  • Page 32: Glossary

    12. Glossary Access point Device used for relaying transmissions when using the “Access Point”. Can be used for relaying transmissions between wireless LAN devices and wired LAN devices as well as relaying transmissions between wireless LAN devices. AdHoc (Peer-to-Peer) mode A type of wireless transmission.
  • Page 33 MAC Address (Media Access Control Address) A fixed number assigned to individual network devices. It is assigned by the manufacturer at the time of shipping and does not overlap with other devices. Subnet Mask A parameter used on a TCP/IP network, that is used when an IP address is separated into network address and host address.
  • Page 34: Wireless Lan Pc Card Specifications

    13. Wireless LAN PC Card Specifications Product Name 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card Model Number AN-WC11B (RUNTKA025WJZZ) Host Interface PCMCIA TYPE II " × 4 " × " (54 (W) × 115 (D) × 6 (H) mm) Dimensions ⁄ ⁄...
  • Page 35: Index

    14. Index 802.11 AdHoc (“Peer-to-Peer”) mode ....................About ..............................Access point ..........................19,23 AdHoc (“Peer-to-Peer”) channel ...................... Channel ............................17,21 Configuration ............................ Default gateway ..........................DHCP ............................... Disable Radio ........................... Enable Radio ............................ Encryption ............................Encryption key ..........................Infrastructure (“Access Point”) mode ....................Install ..............................
  • Page 36: For Sharp Assistance

    If you encounter any problems during setup or operation of the Wireless LAN PC Card, first refer to “11. Troubleshooting” section on page 28. If this operation manual does not answer your question, please contact the SHARP Service departments listed below. U.S.A. Sharp Electronics Corporation Austria Sharp Electronics Austria (Ges.m.b.H.)

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