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High-Rate Wireless
LAN PC Card
User's Guide
OPTIONS
by IBM
19K4543

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  • Page 1 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide OPTIONS by IBM 19K4543...
  • Page 3 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide 19K4543...
  • Page 4 © COPYRIGHT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, 2000. All rights reserved. Note to U.S. Government Users — Documentation related to restricted rights — Use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Appendix D. Product warranties and notices ......D-1 © Copyright IBM Corp. 2000...
  • Page 6 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide...
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Læs hæftet med sikkerhedsforskrifter, før du installerer dette produkt. Lue Safety Information -kirjanen, ennen kuin asennat tämän tuotteen. Avant de procéder à l'installation de ce produit, lisez le manuel Safety Information. Vor Beginn der Installation die Broschüre mit Sicherheitshinweisen lesen. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2000...
  • Page 8 Prima di installare questo prodotto, leggere l’opuscolo contenente le informazioni sulla sicurezza. Lees voordat u dit product installeert eerst het boekje met veiligheidsvoorschriften. Les heftet om sikkerhetsinformasjon (Safety Information) før du installerer dette produktet. Antes de instalar este produto, leia o folheto Informações sobre Segurança. Перед...
  • Page 9 Safety Information...
  • Page 10 viii High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide...
  • Page 11: About This Book

    About this book This manual contains instructions for installing and using the IBM High-Rate WIreless LAN PC Card. The manual is divided into two parts: Part 1: Installation and user’s guide This guide contains the product description, hardware and software installation instructions, and product use and maintenance information.
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  • Page 13: Part 1: Installation And User's Guide

    Note: To extend the life of the PC Card hardware, store the PC Card in the protective casing whenever carrying the computer on travel without operating the device. • The High-Rate Wireless LAN software CD If any of these items are missing or damaged, contact your reseller. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2000...
  • Page 14: Software Description

    The Adobe Acrobat Reader is owned by and licensed from Adobe Systems Incorporated. This software is provided “as is.” Note: IBM makes no warranty or representation, express or implied, relating to the completeness, reliability, effectiveness, accuracy, performance, or operation of the Adobe software, or as to its suitability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or against infringement of intellectual property rights of any party.
  • Page 15: Infrastructure Network

    • Connect your computer to a Peer-to-Peer workgroup of wireless computing devices • Connect your computer to a local area network (LAN) infrastructure that includes IBM High-Rate Wireless LAN Access Points (Access Points), or other IEEE 802.11- compliant LAN systems •...
  • Page 16: Installing The Device Drivers

    Note: If your computer uses the CardWizard program for PC Card configuration, you must install the latest version of CardWizard on your computer. The latest version can be downloaded from the IBM Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc/downloads Depending on your operating system and the configuration of your computer, the installation of the device drivers will consist of: 1.
  • Page 17 5. When you are prompted to locate the device driver installation files, select the High- Rate Wireless LAN CD that comes with your PC Card kit, or select another source if you downloaded the most recent device drivers from the IBM High-Rate Wireless LAN Web site. Windows installs the device drivers.
  • Page 18 6. Continue with “Setting basic parameters” on page 1-8 to complete the installation of your High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card. Note: In some occasions, your operating system might not detect the new hardware. This might happen when: • The notebook computer into which you want to install the High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card is a brand-new “out-of-the-box”...
  • Page 19: Network Installation

    Note: If you are prompted to identify the location of files, type the correct drive letter and directory; then click OK. Windows starts to copy files from your installation disks or CD and the High-Rate Wireless LAN software CD. • Windows system files are usually on the Windows installation CD. •...
  • Page 20 Setting basic parameters After installing the device drivers, the Add/Edit Configuration Profile window opens. In the Add/Edit Configuration Profile window, you can specify one or more network connection profiles to enable you to dynamically switch your preferred network connection. Note: If you are using Windows 2000, the Add/Edit Configuration Profile window might not open automatically.
  • Page 21 Note: The Network Name can be any alphanumeric string up to 32 characters, and in the range of a to z, A to Z, and 0 to 9. The network name is case- sensitive. For more information on network names, press F1 or click Help.
  • Page 22 Verifying installation: installation of the device drivers was successful: • Verify that the PC Card icon is in the taskbar. • Check the LEDs on your PC Card. — If the green power LED is a steady green, the PC Card is active —...
  • Page 23: Removing The Pc Card

    Removing the PC Card If you do not need the wireless connectivity of your High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card, you can remove the PC Card from its slot. Attention: If you remove the High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card from your computer, you will lose your connection to the network.
  • Page 24: Using Client Manager

    Attention: To avoid damage to the PC Card, do not clean it with abrasive materials or rinse it with liquids. Viewing other computers in the network To display the other High-Rate Wireless LAN stations in the network, do the following: 1.
  • Page 25 Viewing wireless link quality You can use the Client Manager icon on the Windows taskbar to verify the link quality of your network connection. An overview of all possible icons is provided in the following table. Icon Excellent radio connection Good radio connection Marginal radio connection: Move closer to the High-Rate Wireless LAN Access Point or...
  • Page 26 If your Client Manager icon is not visible, start the Client Manager program again by doing the following: 1. Click Start Programs 2. Select Client Manager. 1-14 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide High-Rate Wireless LAN workgroup...
  • Page 27: Appendix A. Product Specifications

    -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F) Power characteristics Doze mode Receive mode Transit mode Power supply © Copyright IBM Corp. 2000 PC Card Type-II Extended 117.8 x 53.95 x 8.7 mm (4.6 x 2.1 x .34 in.) 45 grams Temperature 95% maximum...
  • Page 28: Radio Characteristics

    Networking characteristics Compatibility Network operating system Host operating system Media access protocol Data rate (High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Cards use an automatic Transmit Rate Select mechanism) Radio characteristics Radio characteristics may vary according to: • The country where the product was purchased •...
  • Page 29 RF frequency band Number of selectable sub- channels Modulation technique Spreading Bit error rate (BER) Nominal outout power Wireless LAN Range Range (100 bytes user High speed data) / transmit rate Open office 160 m envrionment (525 ft.) Semi-open 50 m office (164 ft.) environment...
  • Page 30 The range of the wireless signal is related to the transmit rate of the wireless communication. Communications at lower transmit rate may travel larger distances. Note: The range values listed in the table are typical distances as measured at the IBM High-Rate Wireless LAN laboratories. These values may vary according to the actual radio conditions at the location where the High-Rate Wireless LAN product will be installed.
  • Page 31 Channel ID 2462 When installing High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Cards, the channel configuration is managed as follows: • For wireless clients that operate in a High-Rate Wireless LAN Infrastructure, the High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card automatically starts operation at the channel identified by the access points.
  • Page 32 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide...
  • Page 33: Appendix B. Troubleshooting

    Power LED Continuous green Continuous green Flicker © Copyright IBM Corp. 2000 Transmit Description/action Receive LED Blinking The PC Card is turned on, and is sensing and transmitting data. The PC Card is turned on; there is no wireless activity.
  • Page 34 If there is a conflict, change the settings of the PC Card or the conflicting device. • Verify the versions of the device driver and the PC Card software. • Consult the IBM High-Rate Wireless LAN Web site at http://www.ibm.com/pc to see if software upgrades are available.
  • Page 35: Troubleshooting The Network Connection

    Troubleshooting the network connection If you cannot connect to the network, verify that your network name is correct.The High- Rate Wireless LAN Network Name is case-sensitive. When you enter this name, type the name between quotation marks, for example, “My Wireless Network”. If you omit the quotation marks, the driver will interpret the value as all upper-case, for example, MY WIRELESS NETWORK.
  • Page 36 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide...
  • Page 37: Appendix C. Help And Service Information

    IBM Automated Fax System Marketing, installation, and configuration support through the HelpCenter will be withdrawn or made available for a fee, at IBM’s discretion, 90 days after the option has been withdrawn from marketing. Additional support offerings, including step-by-step installa-tion assistance, are available for a nominal fee.
  • Page 38 Canada (all others) U.S.A. / Puerto Rico High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide 1-800-565-3344 1-800-772-2227...
  • Page 39: Appendix D. Product Warranties And Notices

    IBM in this Statement of Warranty apply only to Machines you purchase for your use, and not for resale, from IBM or your reseller. The term "Machine" means an IBM machine, its features, conversions, upgrades, elements, or accessories, or any combination of them.
  • Page 40 Machine. If a Machine does not function as warranted during the warranty period, and IBM or your reseller are unable to either 1) make it do so or 2) replace it with one that is at least functionally equivalent, you may return it to your place of purchase and your money will be refunded.
  • Page 41 IBM or your reseller of changes in a Machine’s location. IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine while it is 1) in IBM’s possession or 2) in transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the transportation charges.
  • Page 42 IBM in this Statement of Warranty apply only to Machines you purchase for your use, and not for resale, from IBM or your reseller. The term "Machine" means an IBM machine, its features, conversions, upgrades, elements, or accessories, or any combination of them.
  • Page 43 The warranty does not cover the repair or exchange of a Machine resulting from misuse, accident, modification, unsuitable physical or operating environment, improper maintenance by you, or failure caused by a product for which IBM is not responsible. The warranty is voided by removal or alteration of Machine or parts identification labels.
  • Page 44 IBM or your reseller of changes in a Machine’s location. IBM is responsible for loss of, or damage to, your Machine while it is 1) in IBM’s possession or 2) in transit in those cases where IBM is responsible for the transportation charges.
  • Page 45 Where IBM is in breach of a condition or warranty implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974, IBM’s liability is limited to the repair or replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods. Where that condition or warranty relates to right to sell, quiet...
  • Page 46 EGYPT: Limitation of Liability: The following replaces item 2 in this Section: 2. as to any other actual direct damages, IBM’s liability will be limited to the total amount you paid for the Machine that is the subject of the claim.
  • Page 47 Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged). The following paragraph is added at the end of this Section: IBM’s entire liability and your sole remedy, whether in contract or in tort, in respect of any default shall be limited to damages.
  • Page 48 The following item is added to this paragraph: 3. breach of IBM’s obligations implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or Section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. Applicability of suppliers and resellers (unchanged).
  • Page 49: Electronic Emission Notices

    Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
  • Page 50 Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. Proper cables and connectors are available from IBM authorized dealers. IBM is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment.
  • Page 51 D-13 Appendix D. Product warranties and notices...
  • Page 52 Union Europea - Normativa EMC D-14 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide...
  • Page 53 D-15 Appendix D. Product warranties and notices...
  • Page 54 D-16 High-Rate Wireless LAN PC Card User’s Guide...
  • Page 56 Part Number: 19K4543 File Number: D4Q7A Printed in the United States of America on recycled paper containing 10& recovered post-consumer fiber. 19K4543 *0719K4543*...