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15 | Getting Started | Setup the VCI for Ad-Hoc Wireless Communication
3. Click
Network Setup
4. Click
Wireless
5. Select Enable
Wireless
Interface
6. Click Direct
Connect
7. Click Apply
4. Click the Wireless sub-tab.
5. In the Interface Control section on the right, click the
Enable Wireless Interface check box.
6. Near the bottom of the window, click the Direct
Connect [ad-hoc network] check box.
7. Click the Apply button.
The Apply VCI Network Changes window appears,
displaying your new settings.
8. In the Wireless section, next to Access Point, the New
Settings column should display point-to-point.
8. point-to-point
9. Click Yes
9. Click the Yes button to accept your changes.
10. When the VCI Manager Information dialog appears,
click OK.
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The VCI Configuration in Progress message will flash in
the status window. When configuration is complete, VCI
Configuration Complete will be displayed briefly, then
the Connected VCI message displays showing the serial
number of your VCI.
Close the VCI Manager application by clicking the red
"x" in the upper right of the window, but leave the
Mastertech VCI Setup dialog open for now.
You will see that a wireless entry has been created, with
an IP Address still listed as unknown. The VCI is now
configured, though there is still no connection with the
PC. Continue with the procedure, Setup Your PC for Ad-
Hoc Communication.
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Getting Started | Setup the VCI for Ad-Hoc Wireless Communication | 16
Setup your VCI for Access Point Wireless Communica-
tion (WLAN)
The following procedure shows how to configure your
VCI for wireless communication through an access point.
You must have an 802.11B/G Wireless Access Point
supporting multicast connected to your network close to
your work area. Before modifying the VCI communications
interface, contact your IT Administrator. If you wish to
setup an ad-hoc wireless connection refer to Setup the
VCI for Ad-Hoc Wireless Communication.
Things you will need to know for Access Point wireless
configuration:
u Does your LAN automatically assign IP addresses? If
not, you will need an IP Address and Subnet Mask to
assign to your VCI.
u Wireless communication access point SSID
(network name)
u Required network authentication is WPA—Personal,
Open, or Shared
u Required data encryption is TKIP or WE
(64-bit or 128-bit)
u Wireless security password (encryption key)
1. Start the VCI Manager application, refer to Starting the
VCI Manager application.
2. Select and Connect to your VCI in the VCI Manager
application, VCI Explorer tab.
3. Select the Network Setup tab.
4. Select the Wireless tab.
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3. Select
Network Setup
4. Select Wireless
5. Select Enable
Wireless Interface
6. Select Obtain
an IP address
automatically
7. Click Access
Point
5. Select the Enable Wireless Interface check box in
the Interface Control box to enable the interface.
Once you enable the interface, you can select Direct
Connect (ad-hoc) or Access Point. If you wish to
setup an ad-hoc connection refer to Setup the VCI for
Ad-Hoc Wireless Communication. If you are setting
up an Access Point connection, continue with this
procedure.
6. Select Obtain an IP address automatically if your LAN
automatically assigns IP addresses. Otherwise enter
the assigned IP Address and Subnet mask.
7. Select Access Point to begin wireless access point
configuration.
8. If you are not within range of the access point you
will use: Select the "Enter Network Name [SSID]:"
radio button and type the network name.
8. Select Enter
Network Name
9. Ensure your PC wireless interface is ON.
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