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MEA
3.1
WMC6300
Wireless Modem Card
Users Guide
Pocket PC 2003
Document Revision 3.1.2

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    WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card Users Guide Pocket PC 2003 Document Revision 3.1.2...

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    Copyrights © 2005 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, without the...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    What’s in the Box......................... 2 FCC Approved Antennas for WMC6300................2 WMC6300 External Connections and Lights..............3 INSTALLING THE WMC6300 WIRELESS MODEM CARD ............4 Installing MEA Software ...................... 4 Connect the Antenna Assembly..................7 Connect the Magnetic Antenna Assembly (Optional Equipment)........9 Connect the Magnetic Antenna Assembly (Optional Equipment)........

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    MeshTray Routing Tab (Optional) ..................24 Routing Icons ........................24 Terminating MeshTray....................... 26 TROUBLESHOOTING ....................... 27 Multiple Insertions of the WMC6300 Card ............... 27 CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION ..................28 Obtaining Support ......................28 System Information ......................28 Return Material Request....................29 Radio Products and Services Division ................

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    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide List of Figures Figure 1. WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card............... 1 Figure 2. WMC6300 Antenna Port and LED Indicators ............ 3 Figure 3. ActiveSync Window .................... 4 Figure 4. MEA Installation Welcome Dialog Box.............. 5 Figure 5.

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    Figure 28. MeshTray Geo Position Tab ................23 Figure 29. MeshTray Geo Position Spherical Coordinates ..........23 Figure 30. MeshTray Routing Tab..................24...

  • Page 9: Introduction

    Access to the core network is controlled by the network administrator according to current operating practices. This document provides detailed installation and configuration instructions for installing the MEA WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card and supporting software. System Requirements General System Requirements For best results, ensure the computers meet the following minimum requirements: •...

  • Page 10: What's In The Box

    What’s in the Box The following is a list of the items provided: • MEA WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card • Antenna • MEA WMC6300 Software and Documentation CD FCC Approved Antennas for WMC6300 Manufacturer Part Number Gain Usage Centurion WCR2400MMCX...

  • Page 11: Wmc6300 External Connections And Lights

    The WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card is designed for insertion into an industry-standard Type II PCMCIA card slot located in a Host device. The WMC6300 has an antenna port to connect the external antenna and two LED Indicators. The Red LED is the transmit indicator and the Green LED is the receive indicator as shown in Figure 2.

  • Page 12: Installing The Wmc6300 Wireless Modem Card

    Installing the WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card Installing MEA Software Please install the MEA Software before you insert the WMC6300 card. Complete the following procedure to install the MEA software: 1. Connect the PC to the PDA with the cable supplied by the PDA manufacturer.

  • Page 13: Figure 4. Mea Installation Welcome Dialog Box

    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide Figure 4. MEA Installation Welcome Dialog Box 5. The License Agreement dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure 5. Please review the End User License Agreement. Use the scroll bar located at the right side of the dialog box to display the complete text message.

  • Page 14: Figure 6. Start Installation Dialog Box

    7. The Start Installation dialog box will be displayed as shown in Figure 6. Verify that you have an active connection to the PDA, and then click on Next to continue. Figure 6. Start Installation Dialog Box 8. The Install Program will connect to your Pocket PC device to complete the installation.

  • Page 15: Connect The Antenna Assembly

    WMC6300 for use in a standard laptop computer. WARNING Always eject card when not in use. 1. Locate the Antenna and insert the connector into the WMC6300 antenna port as shown in Figure 10. Note: The connector will snap into place when fully inserted.

  • Page 16: Figure 10. Attach Antenna To The Wmc6300

    Figure 10. Attach Antenna to the WMC6300 Warning Use only FCC approved antenna. Use of other antennas is prohibited and violates FCC regulations. Never use the WMC6300 with the Antenna disconnected from the Card.

  • Page 17: Connect The Magnetic Antenna Assembly (optional Equipment)

    Magnetic Mount Antenna Attached to the WMC6300 Insert the WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card Complete the following procedure to install the WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card in the computer. 1. Locate an available Type II PCMCIA card slot in the PDA. If necessary, remove the slot dust cover from the slot.

  • Page 18: Figure 12. Installing The Wmc6300 Wireless Modem Card

    Figure 12. Installing the WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card 3. MeshTray will not execute automatically. You must launch MeshTray from the Window Start menu by selecting Start Programs MeshTray. A MeshTray icon will be displayed on the screen of the Pocket PC. A green icon indicates successful connection to the network.

  • Page 19: Uninstalling Application Software

    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide Uninstalling Application Software Complete the following procedure to uninstall the MEA Software: 1. From the PDA desktop, select the System tab. Figure 14. System Tab 2. Select Remove Programs on the System tab.

  • Page 20: Figure 15. Remove Programs Dialog Box

    Figure 15. Remove Programs Dialog box 3. Highlight MeshNetworks MEA WLAN Drivers from the list of programs and click on Remove. 4. Remove Programs will ask, “…Are you sure you want to remove it?” as shown in Figure 16. Click on Yes to remove the program.

  • Page 21: Overview Of The Meshtray Application

    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide Figure 16. Confirm Uninstall Overview of the MeshTray Application MeshTray MeshTray is a status application that reports vital and statistical information about the MEA card. Because MeshTray is a tray application, it stays in the desktop system status tray when it is minimized as shown in the figures below.

  • Page 22: Starting Meshtray

    Active Ad-Hoc Peer-to-Peer Icon Starting MeshTray MeshTray will automatically start whenever a WMC6300 is inserted into the Pocket PC device. If MeshTray has been stopped and needs to be restarted, double-click on the MeshTray icon on the desktop. Also, if MeshTray has been minimized, clicking on the MeshTray icon in the system tray restores the application to a property sheet interface as shown in Figure 21.

  • Page 23: Meshtray Configuration Tab

    Position box will be grayed out as shown in Figure 25. Likewise, if Enhanced Geo has been enabled on the WMC6300, an additional checkbox will appear to allow the user to select that mode. Refer to the section on the Geo Position Tab for additional information.

  • Page 24: Priority

    Figure 22. MeshTray Configuration Tab (1) Priority The User Priority service can be provisioned on a per node basis for use with tiered service and emergency access systems. This priority feature is unique to the MEA network and only exists between endpoints within the MEA network or between a MEA network node and the ingress/egress node on the MEA network.

  • Page 25: Addressing Scheme For Unified Modes Of Operation

    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide Figure 23. Priority Setting Drop-Down Menu Addressing Scheme for Unified Modes of Operation With MEA Release 3.0, the concept of modes has been replaced by a Unified Modes of operation addressing scheme. The concept of unified modes of operation centers on the current state of network communication: Associated State and Unassociated State.

  • Page 26: Figure 24. Network Addressing Scheme Drop-down Menu

    Figure 24. Network Addressing Scheme Drop-Down Menu Network DHCP Scheme Operation under the Network DHCP scheme is similar to that of Release 2 in Infrastructure Mode. The primary difference is users are now allowed to temporarily wander outside of the network infrastructure without losing connectivity.

  • Page 27: Meshtray Security Tab

    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide This scheme requires that the host be configured to request an address from a DHCP server but does not require a DHCP server on the core network. It should be noted that a DHCP server can still exist on the network to hand out addresses to...

  • Page 28: Meshtray Password Tab

    Force Deny all clients. Unauthorized Figure 25. MeshTray Security Tab MeshTray Password Tab IAP Authentication To gain access to the IAP the user must enter a UserId and Password recognized by that IAP. Note: This is only true when IAP is not set to Force Authorized. UserId and Password Enter the appropriate UserId: and Password: to be used for authentication and authorization for network access.

  • Page 29: Peer Authentication

    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide Windows user account to be authenticated. Peer Authentication The Peer Authentication pane displays a table containing the Group Name and Save Pwd stats for all users within a Peer Authorization group. In a Peer-to-Peer network, the user can specify a group name and password to gain access to all other devices associated as peers.

  • Page 30: Meshtray Geo-position Tab (optional)

    Authentication Activity Tab MeshTray Geo-Position Tab (Optional) If your WMC6300 has been licensed for Geo-Location, an optional tab will be displayed in MeshTray as shown in Figure 28. This tab will display the user’s location via longitude, latitude, and altitude.

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    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide Figure 28. MeshTray Geo Position Tab Optionally, the user may select to have the location reported in spherical coordinates, which will be displayed as shown in Figure 29. Figure 29. MeshTray Geo Position Spherical Coordinates...

  • Page 32: Meshtray Routing Tab (optional)

    MeshTray Routing Tab (Optional) If your WMC6300 has been licensed to display routing information, an optional tab will be displayed in MeshTray as shown in Figure 30. The Routing Table displays the end nodes that the WMC6300 is currently in communication with. The Neighbor Table displays the adjacent nodes that the WMC6300 may route through, depending on the desired end node.

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    WMC6300 Pocket PC Users Guide Description Icon The Computer icon represents a Subscriber Device using a MEA WMC6300 Wireless Modem Card in the network. Subscriber Device (SD) The Arrow icon represents a MWR6300 Wireless Router in the MEA network. The MWR6300 is an infrastructure device dedicated to routing data.

  • Page 34: Terminating Meshtray

    Terminating MeshTray The MeshTray application may be terminated from the system tray. To terminate the application, position the curser over the MeshTray icon and double-click on the icon. MeshTray is currently minimized, it will be expanded, and a second double-click will be required. Select the Exit button.

  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    The following documents issues that you may encounter when using the WMC6300 in your PDA. Multiple Insertions of the WMC6300 Card Repeated ejection and insertion of the WMC6300 card may result in the PDA being unable to launch MeshTray correctly. If this occurs, perform a soft reboot of the PDA. WARNING Use care when performing this action.

  • Page 36: Customer Service Information

    Motorola System Support Center (SSC). When you consult the Motorola SSC, you increase the likelihood that problems are rectified in a timely fashion and that warranty requirements are satisfied. Check your contract for specific warranty and service information.

  • Page 37: Return Material Request

    Motorola's service philosophy is based on field replaceable entities (FREs). FREs are system components identified by Motorola to be returned to Motorola for repair. In turn, Motorola sends you a replacement FRE component to help you maintain maximum operating performance for your system.

  • Page 38: Product Warranty Information

    One (1) Year from the date of shipment. Motorola, at its option, will at no charge either repair the Product (with new or reconditioned parts), replace it with the same or equivalent Product (using new or reconditioned Product), or refund the purchase price of the Product during the warranty period provided purchaser notifies Motorola according to the terms of this warranty.

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    Motorola will defend, at its own expense, any suit brought against the end user purchaser to the extent that it is based on a claim that the Product or its parts infringe a United States patent, and Motorola will pay those...

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    Motorola with respect to infringement of patents by the Product or any its parts thereof. Laws in the United States and other countries preserve for Motorola certain exclusive rights for copyrighted Motorola software such as the exclusive rights to reproduce in copies and distribute copies of such Motorola software.

  • Page 41: Regulatory Information

    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the supplier of the WMC6300 or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement 1. CAUTION: This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

  • Page 42: Safety Information For The Mea Wmc6300

    (RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. Motorola’ MEA products meet the uncontrolled environmental limits found in OET-65 and ANSI C95.1, 1991. Proper operation of this radio according to the instructions found in this manual and the hardware and software guides on the MEA CD will result in user exposure that is substantially below the FCC recommended limits.

  • Page 43: Safety Certification

    Austria, Belgium, Demark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK CE Marking on the product will grant access to the European Economic Area (EEA). Some countries may require a declaration of conformity, please check with your Motorola sales team for details.

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    The following is an example of the CE Marking on a product label: The alert symbol indicates that Motorola products are not certified to operate in France. Outdoor use in France is restricted to 10mW EIRP for band 2454 - 2483.5 MHz.

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