The Nokia D211 operates on the GSM 900/1800 networks and IEEE 802.11b- compliant WLANs. It plugs into compatible portable computers or other devices with a type II or III PC card slot. The Nokia D211 is equipped with an integrated smart card reader: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) keys and personal network profiles that make moving between networks easy, can be stored on a SIM card.
Introduction Data and fax communication The Nokia D211 provides the functionality of a wireless modem. In order to be able to connect to a remote computer, to send and receive files, e-mail and faxes, and to access the Internet, you need to take the following points into account: •...
See “Messages” on page 36 for configuring text message settings. See also “Creating new profiles” on page 26 and “Data and fax communication” on page 8. Please refer to the Data Security document found on the Nokia D211 CD-ROM for information on security issues. Pricing for GPRS and applications Both the active GPRS connection and the applications used over GPRS, for example sending and receiving data and text messages, are priced.
The Nokia D211 enables different types of communication in a WLAN. There are two operating modes to choose from: infrastructure and ad hoc.
GPRS and WLAN. VPN is recommended for more secure network access. The Nokia D211 is equipped with an integrated smart card reader. SIM cards and smart card readers provide a tool for managing secure user authentication in a WLAN.
3 The main screen of the CD-ROM opens. Click Install to start the installation. 4 The Welcome page of the installation wizard opens. Click Next to continue. 5 Read through and accept the Nokia license agreement. If you do not accept the license agreement, you cannot use the software and the installation procedure stops.
Nokia D211. To install the driver, select Custom as the installation type (see step 7 above) and select the PC/SC smart card driver component.
Modify – You can install new components or remove existing ones. Update – You can update the installed components and network profiles. Uninstall – You can remove the Nokia D211 program files and drivers from your computer. When you have selected the option, click Next.
To create a network connection: 1 Slide the SIM card into the smart card slot of the Nokia D211. Make sure that the metal contacts of the SIM card are facing down and that the bevelled corner is on the right. Note that the radio card does not support 5 Volt SIM cards.
Tip: You can access the Select Connection dialog box also by right-clicking the Nokia D211 icon on the taskbar, or by opening the Profiles page of the Manager window and clicking Select. If the taskbar icon is not visible, see page 33 for more information.
PC card is inserted into the computer. If you insert another PC card into your computer, make sure that you first stop the Nokia D211 and remove it from the PC card slot. Otherwise you may lose the network connection, which may result in loss of data.
The user interface of the Nokia D211 consists of the Monitor window and the Manager window. The Manager window is the main user interface of the Nokia D211. You can access the Manager window by right-clicking the Nokia D211 icon on the taskbar and by selecting Manager window from the shortcut menu.If the taskbar icon is not...
WLAN connection quality, and data flow. Figure 7 - Monitor window To open the Monitor window, right-click the Nokia D211 icon on the taskbar and select Monitor window. If the taskbar icon is not visible, see page 33 for more information.
Tip: You can access the Select Connection dialog box also by right-clicking the Nokia D211 icon on the taskbar. If the taskbar icon is not visible, see page 33 for more information. Tip: You can manage network connections also by using the Nokia D211 icon on the taskbar.
You can, however, also select a particular channel yourself: select Channel from the list of properties, clear the Automatic check box and select a channel from the list. Make sure that the Nokia D211 and the WLAN access point are using the same channel.
GSM high-speed data services may cost more than normal GSM data services. Contact your service provider for more information. Remember to select the Nokia D211 as the modem in each data and fax communications application. Note that the modem settings have to be separately changed in each application.
Show icon on taskbar If you select Show icon on taskbar, a small Nokia D211 icon will be displayed on the taskbar whenever the radio card is inserted. If you clear this check box, you can access the user interface of the Nokia D211 from the Start menu (Start, Programs, Nokia, Nokia D211).
Nokia D211 features Messages With the Nokia D211 you can send and receive text and picture messages. See “Nokia Short Messaging” on page 46 for more information. Any changes that you make to message settings affect the way in which your messages are sent and received.
Since a radio card has no direct wire connection of its own, it uses power from the host computer. The Nokia D211 is equipped with a power saving option that allows you to control the power consumption of your computer: you can prolong the life of the battery when needed.
It protects your SIM card against unauthorized use. If you set the PIN code request on, you are asked for the PIN code when you start the Nokia D211 program or insert the radio card, provided that you have inserted a SIM card into the radio card.
Viewing WLAN statistics On the Statistics tab you can view detailed information on the connection between the Nokia D211and the WLAN access point to which you are linked. Both graphical and numeric statistics are given for the following properties: connection quality, received signal strength (RSSI), noise floor, signal to noise ratio (SNR), Tx retry rate, and data flow.
Include smart card driver – If you want other applications to be able to use the smart card reader of the Nokia D211, you need to install a PC/SC (Personal Computer Smart Card) compliant smart card driver. When this option is selected, the smart card reader can be used with other applications besides the Nokia D211, and with special types of smart cards.
WEP security To increase the security of communication over the wireless local area network, the Nokia D211 offers the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security feature. WEP uses the RC4 algorithm with an up to 152-bit key. The algorithm provides for security via two methods: authentication and encryption.
5 alphanumeric characters or 10 hexadecimal characters. The Nokia D211 supports three key lengths: 40 (40+24), 128 (104+24), and 152 (128+24) bits. The 40-bit key is Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) compatible. There are two types of WEP keys: shared keys and personal keys.
Note: You cannot send or receive messages when connected to a WLAN. Tip: You can access the Nokia Short Messaging application by right-clicking the Nokia D211 icon on the taskbar and by selecting SMS application from the shortcut menu. If the taskbar icon is not visible, see page 33 for more information.
You can select the Send long messages option on the Settings page of the Nokia D211. See “Configuring message settings” on page 48 for more information.
List button you can delete the whole list of reports. Configuring message settings 1 On the Tools menu, click Nokia D211. The Manager window of the Nokia D211 opens. 2 Go to the Settings page and select the GSM tab. Click Advanced Settings.
Chat The chat function allows you to have a conversation with another person using text messages. The other party must have either the Nokia D211 or a mobile phone with the SMS capability. Make sure you have either a GSM or GPRS connection type selected. You cannot send or receive messages when connected to WLAN.
Some CD-ROM drives cannot be opened when installing software from them. If you think that you might need the operating system files during the installation, it is advisable that you first copy the Nokia D211 installation files to the hard drive of your compatible PC and install the program from there.
The radio card does not work in another PC card slot, but works in another computer. Try to insert another PC card in the slot to determine if there is a compatibility problem between the Nokia D211 and the PC card slot, or if there is a general fault with the slot.
Ad hoc One of the two WLAN operating modes that can be selected when using the Nokia D211. With this configuration option, users can set up a wireless local area network where wireless stations can send and receive data directly with each other without WLAN access points.
9.6 or 14.4 kilobits per second. Infrastructure One of the two WLAN operating modes that can be selected when using the Nokia D211. With this configuration option users can set up a wireless local area network where wireless stations communicate with wired and wireless stations through a WLAN access point.