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MULTIFUNCTIONAL DIGITAL COLOR SYSTEMS
Operator's Manual
for Wireless LAN Adapter
GN-1010

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    MULTIFUNCTIONAL DIGITAL COLOR SYSTEMS Operator's Manual for Wireless LAN Adapter GN-1010...

  • Page 2: Handling Precautions

    If abnormal smells or heat are noticed, disconnect the power supply immediately. • In case of abnormal operation or failure, contact TOSHIBA authorized dealer or service engineer. • PRECAUTIONS FOR USE This product is classified as "wireless equipment for stations of low-power data trans- missions systems"...

  • Page 3: Wireless Lan Adapters

    Roaming over multiple channels. • Wireless Interoperability The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Adapter products are designed to be interoperable with any Wireless LAN products that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision B), as defined and •...

  • Page 4: Limitation Of Liability

    Traffic control equipment for air, railroad, road, marine transport, etc. • Equipment used in atomic power plants etc. • Equipment corresponding to that mentioned above. • GN-1010 User’s Manual — ABOUT TOSHIBA WIRELESS SOLUTION...

  • Page 5: Warning

    Do not use the product in the following places: Places near a microwave oven where a magnetic field generates and places where static electricity or radio interference generates. Depending on environment, radio waves can not reach to the product. GN-1010 User’s Manual — ABOUT TOSHIBA WIRELESS SOLUTION...

  • Page 6: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.

  • Page 7: Usa-federal Communications Commission (fcc)

    1999/5/CE. Por medio de la presente TOSHIBA TEC declara que el FX-DS110-APL (GN-1010) cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE TOSHIBA TEC declara que este FX-DS110-APL (GN-1010) está...

  • Page 8: Precautions Related To Service

    PRECAUTIONS RELATED TO SERVICE Clean the GN-1010 by wiping lightly with a soft cloth moistened with water or a cleaning solution. Take care to avoid the use of benzene, thinners or other volatile solutions which may cause deformation or discoloration.

  • Page 9: Before Using Product

    The configuration of this product is shown below. Check the contents to make sure that you have everything listed below. If you do not have all the items, contact your TOSHIBA authorized dealer or service engineer. • Power Cable • GN-1010 •...

  • Page 10: Introduction

    This product is a wireless LAN adapter using the 2.4 GHz spectrum diffusion system, and is compatible with IEEE Standard 802.11b for wireless LAN. The GN-1010 is designed for use as an access point, as well as a station (Ethernet wireless converter).

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    OPERATING MODE....................16 Infrastructure (Wi-Fi Mode)................16 Station (ST) ....................16 Access Point (AP)..................16 USING THE UTILITY SOFTWARE ................18 Connecting between the GN-1010 and PC .............18 Connection with Cross Cable ..............18 Connection with Hub ................18 Preparing the Utility Software ................19 Node Registration ....................20 Configuration ....................22...

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    When Device Cannot Be Detected Automatically By Node Registration ..53 When Device Does Not Start................53 Check Power LED ..................53 APPENDIX......................54 Product Specifications ..................54 External Dimensions.................54 Physical Specifications ................54 Software Specification ................55 Installation Environment Conditions (Environment Specifications) ..55 Input/Output Interface................55 Glossary ......................56 GN-1010 User’s Manual — Table of Contents...

  • Page 13: Overview

    The DIP switches are used for initialization and operating mode selection. Power Supply Switch • Always select power supply from the AC adapter (“DC” side). UTP Connector • The UTP connector is used to connect the LAN cable. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Overview...

  • Page 14: Led Indicators

    Firmware writing error WLINK Illuminates Wireless LAN is connected normally. Flashing Receiving wireless LAN data LINK Illuminates Wired LAN is connected normally. Flashing Receiving wired LAN data POWER All flashing simul- Firmware writing in progress WLINK taneously GN-1010 User’s Manual — Overview...

  • Page 15: Dip Switches

    The GN-1010 operates as a station in default. • When the device connection is completed, the GN-1010 can operate as a station. Launch the utility software, then set the same ESS ID as that of the access point. When the WEP function is used, the WEP key setting is also required.

  • Page 16: Multi-channel Operations

    Even on the same network, the wireless terminals which have different channels cannot communicate with each other. Network Channel 1 Channel 6 Center Frequency 2412 2417 2422 2427 2432 2437 2442 2447 2452 2457 2462 2467 2472 (MHz) Channel : Sideband frequency range for each channel GN-1010 User’s Manual — Overview...

  • Page 17: Operating Mode

    OPERATING MODE Infrastructure (Wi-Fi Mode) Station (ST) When connecting to another access point, the GN-1010 can communicate with as a station. The GN-1010 can be connected to the network via the access point. Access Point (AP) The GN-1010 operates as an access point, and can receive communication from another wireless terminal.

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    LAN environment The wireless LAN environment can be newly added to the existing LAN environ- ment. The GN-1010 can communicate with a wireless client and a wired client. Purchase the hub (recommended model) separately. • Use a straight cable which connects between the hub and the GN-1010.

  • Page 19: Using The Utility Software

    USING THE UTILITY SOFTWARE Connecting between the GN-1010 and PC To set the GN-1010 using the utility software, one Windows PC is required. Ensure that the DIP switch 2 is “OFF”. • Connection with Cross Cable Attached Cross Cable DIP Switch...

  • Page 20: Preparing The Utility Software

    "Utility" holder from the CD-ROM to the appro- priate directory. • Example: C:\WLANUTIL\ Double click the APUTIL.EXE file to open the Access Point Maintenance Utility. You will see the following main menu. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Using the Utility Software...

  • Page 21: Node Registration

    Node Registration The first time you use the GN-1010, you must perform the “Node Registration”, which automatically detects and registers the GN-1010. Once the “Node Registration” detects the GN-1010 installed on the network, its informa- tion will be stored in a file. Therefore, it is not required to perform “Node Registration”...

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    Enter the access point name and click [OK]. • Up to 32 characters are allowed. Also, a maximum of 1024 devices can be registered. Click [Exit] to complete the detection. • Program returns to the main menu. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Using the Utility Software...

  • Page 23: Configuration

    Configuration The utility software allows you to set the GN-1010. This section explains the basic operation flow for configuration. For the detailed information on setting parameters, see the section "Functions of the Utility Software" (P.24). Parameters in the configuration dialog box displayed when you click [Configuration] in step 2 are those for the utility software default setting.

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    After the setting is completed, click [Write]. Click [Reboot] to restart the GN-1010. • After restarting the GN-1010, the setting becomes effective. • Click [Read] to check whether the setting becomes effective. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Using the Utility Software...

  • Page 25: Functions Of The Utility Software

    The information is treated as a text-format file. Status Displays information of the selected device. This function diplays information such as device operating environ- ment and sending/receiving counters. Exit Exits the program. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 26: Node Registration

    You can also use the "File Management" menu to save the current Access Point List • data on the hard disk or load a previously saved file. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 27: Configuration

    The factory default setting has no password. In this case, you need not enter any- thing. Executing the command “[File] - [Save]” can save the currently displayed configura- • tion on the hard disk and “[File] - [Open]” can load a previously saved file. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 28: Base

    Determines the unit type. Effective only when "Infrastructure" is selected in "Net- work Mode". Station : Operates as a station (wireless • terminal). Access Point : Operates as an access point. • GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    00-80-4C-0D-0E-0F 10.13.14.15 The first portion “10” is the same. (*2) : When you use only the GN-1010 as a wireless device, the setting is not required. However, when using the GN-1010 together with other wireless devices or using it on the far side of an IP router, you must set these items.

  • Page 30: Wireless

    RSSI sampling time is less than this value. RSSI Sam- Setting is Selects the sampling time (sec.) to obtain the RSSI value to pling not allowed. initiate roaming. Time (*2) (3 sec.) 1 to 10 • GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    Setting is Determines whether or not the log-in operation is permitted not allowed. to non-registered APs. (*2) (Login) (*1) : Applied only to “station”. (*2) : Allowed when “Extended Roaming” is enabled. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    — Extended Roaming When using the GN-1010 as a station, you can use “Extended Roaming“ function. Extended roaming is the function which enhances the normal roaming. This allows you to specify the roaming threshold and the preferred APs to login.

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    RSSI value. This lowers the speed when the RSSI value becomes low, and heighten the speed when the RSSI value becomes high. When using the GN-1010 as a station, you can use this function. RSSI 70 RSSI 80...

  • Page 34: Filter

    [New] or [Delete] command. You can also load the batch list from the list file, and save a list as the list file. Up to 256 protocols can be registered. (*1) : Applied only to “access point”. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 35: Mac Address Filter

    UU3 is not, UU1 and UU2 can login to AP, however UU3 cannot login. To permit UU3 to login to AP, the AP administrator must add MAC address of UU3 to the MAC address filter list. MAC Filter List GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    2bytes. You can specify multiple MAC addresses by range as well as specify indi- vidually. In this case, delimit between the start address and the end address with “,” (comma). In the example above, all the MAC addresses in 00-80-4C-00-00-00 to 00-80-4C-FF-FF-FF are specified. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    B are not, packet of protocol A can pass (bridge) through AP, however packet of protocol B is discarded when passing through AP. Protocol Filter List Protocol A Discard Protocol A Protocol B and others GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    Permits #POP3 (TCP, Port 110) ProtocolType=IP,TCP,1352 Permits #Notes (TCP, Port 1352) For entry number, 1 is assinged to the first line of the protocol specifying lines, then the next lines 2, 3,... are successively assigned. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    Check [Enable MAC Address Filter] box. Click [New]. Enter address to [Wireless MAC Address 1]. When specified by range, check [Range] box and enter address to [Wireless MAC Address 2]. Click [OK]. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    Registered information is displayed on the MAC Address List. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    — Registering the Protocol Filter Check [Enable Protocol Filter] box. Click [New]. Select Ethernet from [Ethernet Type] drop-down list. Set [IP Protocol] and [IP Port Protocol] as required. Click [OK]. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    Registered information is displayed on the Protocol List. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 43: Snmp

    SNMP This function is excluded from support. Spanning Tree This function is excluded from support. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 44: File Management

    7. [Exit] ........ Returns to the main menu. 8. [Browse] ......Browses file name or directory name. (*1): The file name contains the lower 3 bytes of MAC address of the selected device. (Ex.) [00-80-4C-4D-20-5E] [4D205E.TXT] GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 45: Status

    6. [Stop] ....... Stops reading information. (Scan Stop) 7. [Clear]......Clears the displayed information. * You can operate this when scanning is stopped. * For the items without displaying [Clear], you cannot clear information corresponding to them. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 46: Environment

    Current subnet mask Default Gateway Current default gateway IP address Network Mode Current operating mode Unit Type Current unit type Channel Number Current wireless channel number Card Type Wireless card type GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 47: Interfaces

    If this error occurs frequently on the wireless interface, this may indicate that communication is performed with a device which has a different encryption setting. Transmit Octets Number of bytes transmitted Transmit Packets Number of packets transmitted GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

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    Parameter Description Transmit Waits Number of packets waiting to be transmitted Transmit Errors Number of packets with transmit errors Resets Number of times for which this interface has been reset GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 49: Wireless Node

    It is retained while the device is communicating. When the time reaches "0", it will be deleted. RSSI Reception level for device (Max. 150) Higher values indicate higher reception sensitivity. (*1) Applicable when a device operates as a station. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 50: Bridge

    Retained while this device is communicating. When the time reaches "0", it will be deleted. Wireless MAC MAC addresses of logged-in wireless devices Address Displayed when device is on wireless side. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 51: Spanning Tree

    Spanning Tree Information of this tab is excluded from support. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 52: Wireless Counter

    Number of data bytes received by another station using multicast adderss RX FCS Errors Number of packets with FCS (Frame Check Sequence) errors Rx Discard No Buffer Number of packets with buffer errors GN-1010 User’s Manual — Functions of the Utility Software...

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    This chapter describes common problems which may occur with this product and how to handle them. If any problems other than described here occur, check to confirm the re-occurrence. Then, contact TOSHIBA authorized dealer or service engineer. When Communication Fails Check Software Check if the LAN cables are connected correctly.

  • Page 54: When Device Cannot Be Detected Automatically By Node Registration

    When the utility software cannot automatically detect the device, check the following. Check the connection between the device and PC which executes the utility soft- • ware, referring to the section "Connecting between the GN-1010 and PC" (P.18). Check the DIP switch setting. •...

  • Page 55: Appendix

    Packet Wireless Category Low-power data transmission system (2400 to 2472MHz) Aerial Power 10mW/MHz or below Security Operating Mode Infrastructure/access point settings available External Dimensions (mm) 81 (W) x 26.5 (D) x 175 (H) Weight 0.2kg GN-1010 User’s Manual — Appendix...

  • Page 56: Software Specification

    UTP Port Pin Assignments • Pin No. Signal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Unused (VCC) *1 Unused (GND) *1 Unused (VCC) *1 Unused (GND) *1 *1: When power is supplied from 10BASE-T GN-1010 User’s Manual — Appendix...

  • Page 57: Glossary

    (pseudo random strings). ESS ID (Extended Service Set ID) In the GN-1010 series, the ESS ID is similar to a name assigned to the wireless LAN network to which a unit belongs. Communication between wireless terminals which have different names cannot be performed.

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    This term has the same meaning as roaming for a portable phone or PHS. The AP is in the role commonly called the “antenna/base station” for the phone or PHS, and the user unit is in the role of the phone itself. GN-1010 User’s Manual — Appendix...

  • Page 62

    MULTIFUNCTIONAL DIGITAL COLOR SYSTEMS Operator's Manual for Wireless LAN Adapter GN-1010 1-1, KANDA NISHIKI-CHO, CHIYODA-KU, TOKYO, 101-8442, JAPAN R03072038200-TTEC 2003 TOSHIBA TEC CORPORATION All rights reserved 2003-09...

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