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IBM 11a Wireless
LAN CardBus Adapter
Quick Start Guide
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  • Page 1 IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter Quick Start Guide OPTIONS by IBM...
  • Page 2 First Edition (April 2002) © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 2002. All rights reserved. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use, duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Registering your option . . 1-2 Product overview and installation . . 2-1 Product overview . . 2-1 Installing the IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter . 2-1 Manually installing the Wireless CardBus Adapter . . 2-3 Uninstalling the Adapter. . 2-4 Using the adapter .
  • Page 4 IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter: Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 5: Ibm 11A Wireless Lan Cardbus Adapter

    IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter ® This manual contains instructions for installing and using the IBM Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter. This manual is divided into the following parts: Part I: Installation This section provides a product description, installation, and operating...
  • Page 6: Registering Your Option

    Your feedback is valuable to us in developing products and services that are important to you, as well as in developing better ways to communicate with you. Register your option on the IBM Web site at
  • Page 7: Product Overview And Installation

    Product overview and installation ® This chapter contains information on the features and installation of the IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter. Product overview Adapter features include: v IEEE 802.11 specification compatibility. This open architecture requires that IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapters communicate with other wireless devices that comply with the IEEE 802.11a standard.
  • Page 8: Manually Installing The Wireless Cardbus Adapter

    To install the IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter, do the following: 1. Turn on the computer and wait for the operating system to start. 2. Insert the IBM 11a Wireless CardBus Adapter into the PC Card slot on your computer as shown in the following illustrations.
  • Page 9: Manually Installing The Wireless Cardbus Adapter

    Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional. Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional To install the IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter, do the following: 1. Click Next in the Found New Hardware Wizard window. 2. Verify that Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) is selected.
  • Page 10: Uninstalling The Adapter

    ON - the adapter is connected to another wireless device OFF - the adapter is not connected to another wireless device Yellow Fast blink - data is being transmitted and received Slow blink - no data is being transferred IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter: Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 11: Installing And Using The Intel Wireless Lan Manager Utility

    If you are unfamiliar with how to ping devices, contact your network administrator. v With the exception of a wired network connection, the IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter is similar to a mobile-wired adapter. In addition to standard troubleshooting techniques for wired network adapters, try the following troubleshooting tips.
  • Page 12: Uninstalling The Intel Wireless Lan Manager Utility

    To remove the utility, do the following: 1. From the computer desktop, click Start → Settings → Control Panel. 2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. 3. Find Intel Wireless LAN Manager Utility 4. Click Install/Uninstall or Change/Remove. IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter: Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 13: Appendix A. Warranty Information

    During the warranty period, assistance for replacement or exchange of defective components is available. In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you might be entitled to service at your location. Your technical support representative can help you determine the best alternative.
  • Page 14: Telephone Technical Support

    Telephone technical support Installation and configuration support through the IBM 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 installation assistance, are available for a nominal fee.
  • Page 15: Ibm Statement Of Limited Warranty Z125-4753-06 8/2000

    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 16 IBM or your reseller will 1) either repair or exchange the failing Machine and 2) provide the service either at your location or a service center. IBM or your reseller will also manage and install selected engineering changes that apply to the Machine.
  • Page 17 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 18 Governing Law Governing Law: Both you and IBM consent to the application of the laws of the country in which you acquired the Machine to govern, interpret, and enforce all of your and IBM’s rights, duties, and obligations arising from, or relating in any manner to, the subject matter of this Agreement, without regard to conflict of law principles.
  • Page 19 of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods. Where that condition or warranty relates to right to sell, quiet possession or clear title, or the goods are of a kind ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, then none of the limitations in this paragraph apply.
  • Page 20 Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or other legislation which cannot be excluded or limited. The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply in respect of any goods which IBM provides, if you require the goods for the purposes of a business as defined in that Act.
  • Page 21 Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, or Ukraine, you may obtain warranty service for that Machine in any of those countries from either (1) an IBM reseller approved to perform warranty service or (2) from IBM.
  • Page 22 The minimum warranty period for Machines is six months. In case IBM or your reseller is unable to repair an IBM Machine, you can alternatively ask for a partial refund as far as justified by the reduced value of the unrepaired Machine or ask for a cancellation of the respective agreement for such Machine and get your money refunded.
  • Page 23 IBM with fraud or gross negligence and for express warranty. The following sentence is added to the end of item 2: IBM’s liability under this item is limited to the violation of essential contractual terms in cases of ordinary negligence.
  • Page 24 Limitation of Liability: The following replaces the second sentence in the first paragraph:In each such instance unless otherwise provided by mandatory law, IBM is liable for no more than: 1. (unchanged) 2. as to any other actual damage arising in all situations involving nonperformance by IBM pursuant to, or in any way related to the subject matter of this Statement of Warranty, IBM’s...
  • Page 25: Appendix B. Notices

    IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 26: Trademarks

    Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. v Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter: Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 27 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 28: Wireless Notices

    FCC recommended limits. The IBM 11a Wireless LAN CardBus Adapter is a mobile device that uses radio transmissions to operate. Please keep it at least 20 cm (8 inches) from any persons during operation.
  • Page 29 This device is restricted to indoor use when used over its full frequency bandwidth capabilities (5.15 to 5.25GHz) due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems.
  • Page 30 IBM Radio frequency (RF) products are designed to be compliant with the rules and regulations in the locations where they are sold and are locally labeled as required. The majority of IBM RF devices are type-approved and do not require the user to obtain license or authorization before using the equipment.
  • Page 32 Part Number: 22P7513 Printed in the United States of America on recycled paper containing 10% recovered post-consumer fiber. (1P) P/N: 22P7513...