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Nokia C110 User Manual

Nokia C110 User Manual

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  • Page 2: For Your Safety

    For your safety Read these simple guidelines. Breaking the rules may be dangerous or illegal. Further detailed information is given in this user’s guide. Do not use the wireless LAN card while driving; park the vehicle first. All wireless LAN cards may receive interference, which could affect performance. Wireless LAN cards can cause interference.
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY We, Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd declare under our sole responsibility that the products DTN-10 and DTN-11 are in conformity with the provisions of the following Council Directive: 1999/5/EC. Copyright © Nokia Mobile Phones 2000-2001. All rights reserved.
  • Page 6 The Nokia C110 Wireless LAN Card and the Nokia C111 Wireless LAN Card are extended type II PC cards, offering a data transmission rate of up to 11 Mbit/s in a wireless local area network (LAN) environment. The Nokia C110 features two internal antennas for compact size.
  • Page 7 Data connections can be made from most locations where your wireless LAN card operates. However, it is recommended that you move the wireless LAN card to a location where the strongest possible network signal can be obtained. When the signal is strong, data transmission is efficient. The following factors may impair wireless connections: Electronic appliances and equipment can cause radio interference.
  • Page 8 LAN wish to communicate using WEP, they must have possession of the same secret key. The Nokia C110/C111 is equipped with an integrated smart card reader. Smart cards and smart card readers provide a tool for managing secure user...
  • Page 9 The Nokia C111 has two antenna connectors for attaching external antennas for coverage area extension. The Nokia C111 can be used with up to two external antennas at the same time. Use only the supplied antennas or an approved external antenna.
  • Page 10 Use only accessories approved by the wireless LAN card manufacturer for use with this particular wireless LAN card. The use of any other type of accessories will invalidate any approval or warranty applying to the wireless LAN card, and may be dangerous. When you disconnect the cable of any external antenna, grasp and pull the plug, not the cable.
  • Page 11 To access and to operate in a wireless LAN with the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card, you need to specify a number of network settings. If wireless stations are to communicate with each other in the wireless LAN, the stations must share certain settings.
  • Page 12 You must always configure the country setting according to the country where you are currently using your wireless LAN card. Using the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card in any other country not specified, or with an incorrect country setting may be illegal.
  • Page 13 The advantage of the infrastructure operating mode is that you can have more control over network connections because they pass through an access point. A wireless station can access the services that are available for a regular wired LAN by using an access point. In the ad hoc operating mode, wireless stations communicate directly with each other;...
  • Page 14 Once you have installed the software for the Nokia C110/C111, you can connect to a wireless LAN. For instructions on installing the Nokia C110/C111, please see the...
  • Page 15 LAN when logging onto a domain, insert the wireless LAN card into your computer and switch on the computer, then wait until the small Nokia C110/C111 icon appears in the bottom right corner of the screen. After that you can type your user name and password.
  • Page 16 You can choose to use a password to protect the network from unauthorized users. Only those stations that have the correct password can join the network. To start an ad hoc network: On the Profiles page, select the Quick Ad Hoc profile and click Apply. Give the ad hoc network a name.
  • Page 17 The Windows 98 operating system stops all PC cards when a new PC card is inserted into the computer. If you insert another PC card into your computer, make sure that you first stop the Nokia C110/C111 and remove it from the PC card slot.
  • Page 18 Click Start, select Programs and Nokia C110. Click Uninstall Nokia C110. A dialog box asks if you are sure you want to uninstall the program. Click OK. In the Network dialog box, select Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card and click Remove.
  • Page 19 The user interface of the Nokia C110/C111 consists of two types of windows: the Monitor window and the Manager window. The Monitor window is a small window displaying information on the status of the network connection. When you are using the Nokia C110/C111, you can quickly check the Monitor window to see that you are still within the coverage area, for example, or that the wireless LAN card is connected to the network.
  • Page 20 You are connected to subscribed services provided by your network operator or service provider. The Nokia C110/C111 icon on the taskbar changes in a similar manner and displays the current status of the connection. The Monitor window also has a signal strength indicator and a data flow indicator.
  • Page 21 You can access it either by clicking the browse button in the Monitor window (see Figure 5 on page 19), or by right-clicking the Nokia C110/C111 icon on the task bar and by selecting Manager window from the shortcut menu.
  • Page 22 You may need to change the proxy settings when you change profiles. By creating different profiles for different wireless LANs, you can easily switch from one wireless LAN to another without having to memorize the network settings. To create a new profile, click New. The Profile Wizard opens. This wizard will guide you through creating a new profile.
  • Page 23 default gateway, and the advanced TCP/IP settings can also be specified and configured manually. Ask your system administrator for the correct values. Make sure that the Manage TCP/IP properties together with profiles check box is selected on the General settings page/Advanced tab. If this check box is not selected, the TCP/IP settings are managed by network settings which can be configured in the Control Panel.
  • Page 24 The Edit Profile dialog box consists of several tabs (General, Logon, Security, TCP/IP, Advanced), and from some of the tabs you can open additional dialog boxes. On each tab you can change the existing settings, but the changes will take effect only when you click the OK or Save As button in the main Edit Profile dialog box.
  • Page 25 On the Logon tab, you can edit the following properties: If you select this option, your wireless LAN card automatically logs on to a specified domain. You must have a user name and password for the domain. Make sure that the Manage domain settings together with profiles check box is selected on the General settings page/ Advanced tab.
  • Page 26 Infrastructure, Quick Ad Hoc, and Wired LAN) cannot be exported. On the Status page, you can find general information on the current operation of the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card and the network you are using. The following properties are displayed on the General tab in the Operating information area: Name of the profile currently in use.
  • Page 27 Click it and you can configure the Nokia A032 Wireless LAN Access Point using a standard browser interface. For details on how to configure the Nokia A032, please refer to the Nokia A032 Wireless LAN Access Point Advanced User Guide.
  • Page 28 To change a disabled PIN code, you need a PUK (PIN Unblocking Key) code. The PUK code is unique for each smart card and it cannot be changed. You can find the PUK code for the Nokia Smart Card in the sales package of the smart card.
  • Page 29 Wireless stations in the ad hoc network area. Note that only the names of those computers which are using the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card are shown. By double-clicking the entries, you can access those folders that are shared.
  • Page 30 If, however, you want the Monitor window to open automatically each time the card is inserted, you can select the Open Monitor window automatically option. If you select Always show icon on taskbar, the small Nokia C110/C111 icon on the taskbar will be displayed even when the card has not been inserted.
  • Page 31 For the changes to take effect, click the Apply button. If you have made changes to the settings but wish to restore the previous settings, click Restore. Personal WEP keys are used for authenticating the user in a network. Personal keys are usually created by the system administrator, who can store them on smart cards and then distribute them to the users.
  • Page 32 You can enter and edit the personal WEP key in text format, too. Click As Text, and type in the text. Click OK and the system converts the text into hexadecimal format. You can copy and paste the text by using the CTRL+ C and CTRL+V key combinations respectively.
  • Page 33 “Troubleshooting” on page 43. You can download the latest software version of the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card from Nokia’s customer support Web site. In order to be able to update your software, you first have to register to Nokia’s customer database.
  • Page 34 Nokia C110/C111. See “Uninstalling the Nokia C110/C111” on page 17 for details. Click the Update button. Your Web browser opens and you are taken to Nokia’s Web site. There you find a link for the Web page where you get the latest software.
  • Page 35 LAN. To store data on a smart card: Slide the smart card into the smart card slot of the Nokia C110/C111. Make sure that the metal contacts of the smart card are facing down and that the beveled corner is on the right.
  • Page 36 The installation disk can now be used: the user inserts the installation disk into the disk drive of a computer and selects setup.exe. The installation starts and when prompted by the system, the user inserts the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card into a compatible computer. The installation is carried out without the user having to configure settings.
  • Page 37 data is then passed on to the service provider for billing purposes. Accounting begins when the wireless station is authenticated and ends when the wireless station logs off. The actual invoice for services from your service provider may vary, depending upon network features, rounding-off for billing, taxes and so forth.
  • Page 38 box, every time a service is detected you are asked whether you want to get connected. Once you have confirmed that you want to get connected, the access controller authenticates you to the service without your having to click the Connect button.
  • Page 39 The text file contains only the events that have occurred after selecting the Create connection log check box. Therefore, if you want to be able to view all the events from the very beginning of establishing the connection, you should select the check box before connecting to SIM services. You may need to update the network profile that is used for accessing SIM services.
  • Page 40 Other manufacturer’s 128-bit keys may not be compatible with the 128- bit key (128+24) used with the Nokia C110/C111. Instead, with the Nokia C110/C111 you may need to use the 104-bit key (104+24) to ensure compatibility with other manufacturer’s 128-bit keys.
  • Page 41 Shared keys can be used as the only form of WEP security or used together with a personal key. If a wireless LAN includes a Nokia A032 Wireless LAN Access Point that is configured to use open authentication, you can still use shared WEP keys.
  • Page 42 Select the Security tab, then select Use WEP security. If you do not select this check box, WEP encrypted communication will be ignored. Click Add if you want to generate a new shared key or Edit if you want to edit an existing one. The Edit Shared WEP Key dialog box opens.
  • Page 43 Smart cards provide a means of storing vital information such as security keys or network profiles. Smart cards also provide an easy way for users to carry data with them. The Nokia C110/C111 is equipped with an integrated smart card reader that reads the electronic data from a smart card.
  • Page 44 The integrated smart card reader can only be used with the Nokia C110/C111. If you want other applications to be able to use the smart card reader of the Nokia C110/C111, you need to install separately a PC/SC (Personal Computer Smart Card) compliant smart card driver on your computer.
  • Page 45 Insert the wireless LAN card in your computer. Enter the PIN code of your smart card and click OK. You can now start the Nokia C110/C111 program and access the network. Keep all miniature smart cards out of small children’s reach.
  • Page 46 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 C110/C111 installation files to the hard drive and install the program from there.
  • Page 47 This is normal. Please wait until the next message box appears and tells you what to do. This should not take more than a few minutes. You cannot install the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card software onto a network drive. The software must always be installed on a local hard drive.
  • Page 48 The Windows 2000 driver for the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card does not have a WHQL certification (Windows Hardware Quality Labs). You can, however, continue with the installation. When upgrading to a newer version of software, profiles are not deleted. You do not have to configure them again because the installation directory remains in the system.
  • Page 49 Check that the Browse Master has value Enabled or Automatic, not Disabled. Updating Network Neighborhood may take a while. If you allow the domain settings to be managed by the Nokia C110/C111, you might lose your domain settings if you use a profile without a domain. To avoid being mistakenly locked out, go to the General settings page, select the Advanced tab and clear the Manage domain settings together with profiles check box.
  • Page 50 (Wireless Fidelity) compatible. The Nokia A020/A021 Wireless LAN Access Point does not support the power saving mode of the Nokia C110/C111. Power saving should be disabled on the General settings page of the Manager window. Make sure that all computers are on the same channel and have the same network name.
  • Page 51 Only wireless stations using the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card can be shown on the list of stations. If stations with the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card are not shown on the list, join the ad hoc network again.
  • Page 52 Check that the wireless LAN card is not trying to use an I/O, IRQ, or memory address used by another device in your computer. To check the status of resources: Click Start - Settings - Control Panel - System - Device Windows 95/98/ Manager - Network Adapters.
  • Page 53 Try to insert another PC card in the slot to determine if there is a compatibility problem between the Nokia C110/C111 Wireless LAN Card and the PC card slot, or if there is a general fault with the slot. Smart card installation files should not be copied to a directory with a long file name;...
  • Page 54 PC card (extended type II) 116 mm x 54 mm x 5/10 mm 43 g/45 g IEEE 802.11b Integrated antennas (The Nokia C111 also has external antenna connectors.) Wired equivalent privacy (WEP) with up to 128-bit secret key. For other security solutions, check the product CD-ROM and Nokia’s Web site at...
  • Page 55 Do not use the wireless LAN card while driving a vehicle. If using the wireless LAN card, park the vehicle first. Do not place the wireless LAN card on the passenger seat or where it can break loose in a collision or sudden stop. Remember: road safety always comes first! Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area and always power off your wireless LAN card whenever it is forbidden to use it, or when it may cause...
  • Page 56 Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you may want to consult your service provider. Operation of any radio transmitting equipment, including wireless LAN cards, can cause interference. Observe restrictions for use. Power off your wireless LAN card in health care facilities when any regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so.
  • Page 57 Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often but not always clearly marked. These include the area below deck on boats; chemical transfer or storage facilities; vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane); areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust, or metal powders;...
  • Page 58 Name: Nokia C110 Wireless LAN Card and Nokia C111 Wireless LAN Card Responsible party:Nokia Mobile Phones Ltd. P.O. Box 100 FIN-00045 Nokia Group Finland This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 59 Your wireless LAN card is a product of superior design and craftsmanship and should be treated with care. The suggestions below will help you to fulfill any warranty obligations and to enjoy this product for many years. When using your wireless LAN card or any accessory: •...
  • Page 60 One of the two operating modes that can be selected when using the Nokia C110/C111. With this configuration option, users can set up a wireless network where wireless stations can send and receive data directly with each other without access points.
  • Page 61 Internet. One of the two operating modes that can be selected when using the Nokia C110/C111. With this configuration option users can set up a network where wireless stations communicate with wired and wireless stations through an access point.
  • Page 62 Personal Identity Number code. PIN code (4 to 8 digits) is an access code for protecting a smart card against unauthorized use. Feature unique to the Nokia C110/C111. A profile is a collection of settings needed for connecting to a wireless LAN. You can easily switch between networks by selecting an appropriate profile.
  • Page 63 The distance that a radio signal travels from a radio transmitter before becoming too weak for a radio receiver to identify it. Moving from one access point to another without having to re-establish the connection. Request To Send threshold parameter, which controls for what size data packet the low level RF protocol issues an RTS packet.
  • Page 64 Any device with a PC card slot, into which the wireless LAN card can be inserted in order to send and receive data.
  • Page 65 23 diagnostics 33 access controller 36 dropouts 7 access points 29 configuring Nokia A032 34 accessing smart card 45 editing ad hoc networks personal WEP keys 42 creating 16 shared WEP keys 41 joining 16 editing profiles 23...
  • Page 66 initialization vector 40 importing 31, 43 inserting selecting 32, 43 smart card 44 PIN code 43 wireless LAN card 15 changing 28, 45 installation unblocking 45 troubleshooting 46 PIN code request 28, 45 installation disks power saving 30 creating 35 profiles 11, 21 copying to smart card 35 creating 22...
  • Page 67 Monitor window 30 network name 13 terminology 60 operating mode 12 testing software 33 power saving 30 traffic safety 55 SIM services 37 troubleshooting 46 TCP/IP 23 general 46 shared WEP keys 40 hardware 52 creating 41 installation 46 editing 41 network 48 exporting 42 resources 52...

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