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    D a n a W i r e l e s s S e t u p G u i d e The Palm Powered wireless laptop alternative.

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    Dana Wireless Setup Guide AlphaSmart, Inc. www.alphasmart.com...

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    End User Software License Agreement. AlphaSmart is a registered trademark and Dana Wireless, Dana by AlphaSmart, DanaWeb, and AlphaSmart 3000 are trademarks of AlphaSmart, Inc. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Palm OS, Palm Powered and the Palm Powered logo are trademarks of PalmSource, Inc.

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    Setup..........1 Basic Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless ..... .2 Advanced Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless .

  • Page 6: Setup

    Wi-Fi network you are connecting to. For instance, a school or office might use encryption, while a coffeehouse probably would not. Dana Wireless will work in both cases, but some additional setup steps are required when connecting to a network that uses encryption.

  • Page 7: Basic Wi-fi Setup On Dana Wireless

    Basic Wi-Fi setup will be sufficient for most public HotSpots, homes or small offices. However, if you want to use a specific access point (by default Dana Wireless tries to connect to the first access point it can find), a static (fixed) IP address, or encryption, please see “Advanced Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless”...

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    DHCP Addressing, see “Changing DHCP Addressing” on page 4 for more information. 8. Tap OK in the Profile Preferences dialog. Tap Done in the LAN Details dialog. 9. Tap the Connect button to connect to the wireless network now. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

  • Page 9: Advanced Wi-fi Setup On Dana Wireless

    Advanced Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless Changing DHCP Addressing After completing steps 1- 6 for “Basic Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wire- less” on page 2, continue with the following steps to change DHCP addressing. 1. If your network administrator told you to change DHCP addressing, tap on the Addressing selector field.

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    4. Tap the Connect button to connect to the wireless network now. Choosing a Specific Access Point After completing steps 1- 6 for “Basic Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless” on page 2, continue with the following steps to choose a specific access point.

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    (Media Access Control) address for each device that connects to it, you can use WiStat to get the MAC address for your Dana Wireless. See “WiStat” on page 9 for more information. 4. Tap OK in the 802.11b Preferences dialog. Tap OK in the Profile Preferences dialog.

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    5. Tap the Connect button to connect to the wireless network now. Setting up Encryption After completing steps 1- 6 for “Basic Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless” on page 2, continue with the following steps to setup Dana Wireless to work with a network that uses encryption. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    Note: When working with a school or corporate network, you will need to ask your network adminis- trator for the correct WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) key settings. WEP settings are associated with network security. 1. Tap the 802.11b button. 2. Tap the Security selector field. Tap here to change security settings 3.

  • Page 14: Wistat

    Network ID (SSID), encryption status, and more. WiStat is the only easy way to discover the MAC (Media Access Control) address for your Dana Wireless. It can also help you troubleshoot connection problems by allowing you to Ping an address. WiStat is included as part of the Dana Internet Solutions Pack.

  • Page 15: Launching Wistat

    If you are having trouble with your Wi-Fi connection, you can use Ping to narrow down the source of the problem. If you can successfully Ping your Gateway, but not the AlphaSmart web site (included in the Ping target list), then your gateway is having problems connecting to the internet.

  • Page 16: Wi-fi Hotsync Operations

    You can also use your Wi-Fi profile (created when you completed the Wi-Fi setup procedure described earlier) to perform HotSync operations. The HotSync® process automatically synchronizes—that is, exchanges and updates—data between Dana and the Palm Desktop Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    software on your computer. For more information on installing Palm Desktop Software or the HotSync operation, see the Getting Started with Dana guide. For more information on setting up and performing a Wi-Fi HotSync operation, refer to the online Dana Internet Solutions Guide.

  • Page 18: Installing Dana Internet Solutions Pack

    Dana must be installed before installing the Internet Solutions Pack. For more information on installing Palm Desktop Software see the Getting Started with Dana guide. 1. Insert the Internet Solutions Pack CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

  • Page 19: Installing Dana Internet Solutions Pack On A Macintosh

    2. When the window showing the CD's contents opens, double- click on setup.exe. Note: If a window showing the CD's contents does not appear, click the Windows Start button, choose Run, enter D:\setup.exe, and then click OK. If necessary, replace D: with the drive letter assigned to your CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 20: Danaweb

    PDA-ready versions of web pages (when provided by the content providers), or the full versions complete with layout and graphics. The default is for DanaWeb to load PDA-ready versions when available, since they generally load faster. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

  • Page 21: Visiting A Web Page

    Visiting a web page 1. Press the apps key repeatedly until you see All in the top right corner of the Applications Launcher. 2. Tap the DanaWeb icon. 3. Tap the address bar, type the web address you want to visit, and tap the Go button or tap “Visit Web”.

  • Page 22: Navigation Bar Icons

    “Basic Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless” on page 2. Navigation Bar icons The Navigation Bar on the top right of the screen has seven icons for quickly accessing browser commands. Most of these commands can also be accessed from the menus.

  • Page 23: Changing Browser Settings

    Navigation Keys The keyboard’s F1 to F8 keys also provide a shortcut to some browser commands. These commands can also be accessed from the menus. Visit Web Zoom Forward Refresh Help History Backward Bookmark Changing Browser Settings Browser settings let you set a custom home page, and turn Wrapping View, JavaScript, images, and PDA content on and off.

  • Page 24: And Alphaword

    4. Choose “MemoPad” from the File Type pick list. Tap the Save button. Tap here to save the web page as a Memo Pad file Note: Memo Pad will use the first line of the web page as the Memo Pad file name. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    5. Press the apps key repeatedly until you see All in the top right corner of the Applications Launcher. 6. Tap the Memo Pad icon. 7. Tap the Memo created from the web page. Tap the memo containing the web page content 8.

  • Page 26: Verichat

    1. Press the apps key repeatedly until you see All in the top right corner of the Applications Launcher. 2. Tap the VeriChat icon. The VeriChat configuration wizard will start to walk you through set up. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    3. Tap the Continue button. 4. If Dana is off, VeriChat can notify your cell phone or pager that there is a message. This is called “paging” mode. To setup paging mode tap Yes and proceed to step 5. Otherwise, tap No and skip to step 7.

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    7. VeriChat can automatically connect to Instant Messaging (IM) services when Dana is turned on. This enables VeriChat to receive a message and prompt you, even when you are in another application. To enable this feature tap Yes; otherwise, tap No. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    8. Now you will configure your IM Account(s). There is a dialog for each of the four supported IM services. When you get to the service you want to configure tap Yes; otherwise, tap No. 9. Type in your user-id and password. Tap the checkbox to automatically connect to this IM service when you launch VeriChat.

  • Page 30: Adding A Contact

    5. If the contact is online then their Contact ID will appear in the Online list on the left. Otherwise, it will be listed under Offline. Contact is currently online Sending a chat message 1. Tap the VeriChat icon. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

  • Page 31: Mark/space Mail

    2. If not automatically connected tap the checkbox next to the IM service you want to connect to, then tap Connect. 3. Tap the contact you want to send a message to. Then tap the Chat button or press the enter key. Tap to select a contact 4.

  • Page 32: Setting Up Mark/space Mail

    4. Tap the New button. Tap here for a new account 5. Enter the information for your email account. Account Name - Naming the account profile is for your reference - this information is not sent to your email server. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    Real Name - This is the name that will be listed on your outgoing email messages. Email Address - This is the email address that will be listed on your outgoing email messages. POP3 Username - This is the login ID that your email server knows you by.

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    Once you check this checkbox, you will be able to enter an email address to send a copy of outgoing messages to. This email address will not be listed in the recipient list of your outgoing message. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

  • Page 35: Creating An Email Message

    Allow SMTP Authorization - Check this checkbox if your email server requires SMTP Authorization. Once you check this checkbox, you will be able to enter your SMTP Username and SMTP Password. Your SMTP Password, like your POP3 Password, is -Unassigned- by default. 10.Tap OK.

  • Page 36: Receiving Mail

    1. Tap the M/S Mail icon. Note: Mark/Space Mail uses the connection you setup in Network Preferences. For information on setting up a connection see “Basic Wi-Fi setup on Dana Wireless” on page 2. 2. Tap the Send/Receive Mail button.

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    3. Mark/Space Mail will connect and retrieve any new mail. Tap on an email to read it Tap New to create a Tap to retrieve any Tap to change new email message new mail show options 4. Tap on an email to read it. Dana Internet Solutions Pack...

  • Page 38: Dana Interface

    WEP uses an encryption key that automatically encrypts outgoing wireless data. On the receiving side, the same encryption key enables the computer to automati- cally decrypt the information so it can be read. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    TABLE 1. Wi-Fi Terms Gateway The part of the network that serves as an entrance to another network. In a school or office, the gateway is the computer that routes the traffic from a workstation (i.e. Dana) to the Internet. In homes, the gateway is the ISP that connects the user to the internet.

  • Page 40: Dana Interface

    Text fields are areas in which you can enter information. Tap the • field, and then type in your information. Selector Fields open a dialog where additional selections can be • made or entered. They also display the selected value from the dialog. Dana Wireless Setup Guide...

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    Wi-Fi Terms and Dana Interface...

  • Page 42: Fcc Statement

    Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. • FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by AlphaSmart could void the user's authority to operate the equipment. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...

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    This equipment is classified as a portable device and has been tested for Specific Absorption Rate (SAR). The SAR measurement for Dana Wire- less (measured from contact with the bottom of the Dana Wireless unit) is 0.0954mW/g. The measurement for Dana Wireless is far below the maximum allowable rating for a unit of this type (maximum is 1.6mW/g).

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    AlphaSmart, Inc. 973 University Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95032 phone: 530.528.7200 (technical support) www.alphasmart.com support@alphasmart.com © 2003 AlphaSmart is a registered trademark and Dana ™ by AlphaSmart ® is a trademark of AlphaSmart, Inc. 51-0001-030805a Palm and the Palm Powered logo are trademarks of Palm, Inc.

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