EZ Connect™g 2.4 GHz 54Mbps Wireless PCI Card User Guide
The easy way to make all your network connections

38 Tesla Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: (949) 679-8000

March 2004 Pub No: R01

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Information furnished by SMC Networks, Inc. (SMC) is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed by SMC for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. No license is granted by implication or otherwise under any patent or patent rights of SMC. SMC reserves the right to change specifications at any time without notice. Copyright © 2004 by SMC Networks, Inc. 38 Tesla Irvine, CA 92618

Trademarks: SMC is a registered trademark; and EZ Connect is a trademark of SMC Networks, Inc. Other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Compliances
Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that the interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help FCC Caution: To assure continued compliance, (example - use only shielded interface cables when connecting to computer or peripheral devices) any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. 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.

IMPORTANT STATEMENT FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a minimum distance of 20 cm (8 in) between the radiator and your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

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2o.” NMB-003 édictée par l’Industrie. Spain. medical) • Limit class B for harmonic current emission according to EN 61000-3-2/1995 • Limitation of voltage fluctuation and flicker in low-voltage supply system according to EN 61000-3-3/1995 Immunity: • Product family standard according to EN 55024:1998 • Electrostatic Discharge according to EN 61000-4-2:1995 (Contact Discharge: ±4 kV. 4a. AC/DC Line to Earth: ±2 kV) ii .Sant Joan Despí.Class B This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus. Calle Fructuós Gelabert 6-8. Edificio Conata II. 08970 . Barcelona.5 kV) • Surge immunity test according to EN 61000-4-5:1995 (AC/DC Line to Line: ±1 kV. Air Discharge: ±8 kV) • Radio-frequency electromagnetic field according to EN 61000-4-3:1996 (80 . Data/Signal lines: ±0. For the evaluation of the compliance with these Directives.Compliances Industry Canada . IEC 60601-1-2 (EMC. the following standards were applied: RFI Emission: • Limit class B according to EN 55022:1998.Class B SMC contact for these products in Europe is: SMC Networks Europe.1000 MHz with 1 kHz AM 80% Modulation: 3 V/m) • Electrical fast transient/burst according to EN 61000-4-4:1995 (AC/DC power supply: ±1 kV.” ICES-003 of Industry Canada. This information technology equipment complies with the requirements of the Council Directive 89/336/EEC on the Approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility and 73/23/EEC for electrical equipment used within certain voltage limits and the Amendment Directive 93/68/ EEC. Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites de bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans la norme sur le matérial brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques. EC Conformance Declaration .

Induced by radio-frequency fields: EN 61000-4-6:1996 (0.80 MHz with 1 kHz AM 80% Modulation: 3 V/m) • Power frequency magnetic field immunity test according to EN 61000-4-8:1993 (1 A/m at frequency 50 Hz) • Voltage dips. short interruptions and voltage variations immunity test according to EN 61000-4-11:1994 (>95% Reduction @10 ms. A2/1993. A3/1993.15 . A11/1997) • IEC 60601-1 iii .• Immunity to conducted disturbances. A4/1995. 30% Reduction @500 ms. >95% Reduction @5000 ms) LVD: MDD: • EN 60950 (A1/1992.

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. . . . .TABLE OF CONTENTS EZ Connect™g 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 v . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Configuration . 27 Stationary Wireless PCs . . . . . . . . . . 24 Network Configuration and Planning . 9 Utility Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Network Topologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Using the SMC2802W Utility Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Version information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Link information . . . . . 3 Package Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Driver and Utility Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 IP information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Roaming Wireless PCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Site Survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hardware Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Using the Installation Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Infrastructure Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Setting the Communication Domain . . . . . . . . . 1 Applications . . . . 2 System Requirements . . . . . . . . 5 Hardware Installation . . . . . . . . .4 GHz 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Ad Hoc Wireless LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Specifications . . . . . . 30 SMC2802W Maximum Distance Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TABLE OF CONTENTS Troubleshooting . . . . . 29 Network Connection Problems .29 Adapter Installation Problems . . . . . . . . .33 vi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

and start networking. This solution offers a high data rate and reliable wireless connectivity with considerable cost savings over wired LANs (which include long-term maintenance overhead for cabling).4 GHZ 54 MBPS WIRELESS PCI CARD SMC’s EZ Connect™g 2. Just install enough wireless access points to cover your network area. Moving or expanding your network is as easy as moving or installing additional access points – no wires! Features • • • • Up to 54 Mbps data rate Wireless connection without the hassles and cost of cabling Greater flexibility to locate or move networked computers Integrates with or replaces wired LANs at dramatically lower cost than wired alternatives 1 . you can create an instant network that integrates seamlessly with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LANs. plug wireless cards into your desktop computers.4 GHz 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Card (SMC2802W) is a 54 Mbps wireless network adapter for desktop PCs that seamlessly integrates with existing Ethernet networks.EZ CONNECT™G 2. Using this card in conjunction with SMC2870W wireless access points.

asbestos installations. interference-resistant and secure wireless connection Supports a wide range of systems (Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP) Plug-and-Play Provides a user-friendly interface for configuration Enhances your network security with WEP data encryption Removable antenna • • • • • Applications EZ Connect wireless products offer fast and reliable network access for wireless clients in applications such as: • Remote access to corporate network information Email.APPLICATIONS • • • • Seamless connectivity to wired Ethernet LANs augments existing networks quickly and easily Easy installation Working range up to 160 m (528 ft) at 54 Mbps.155 ft) at 1 Mbps for indoor communications Direct Sequence Spread-Spectrum (DSSS) technology provides robust. and terminal emulation • Difficult-to-wire environments Historic or old buildings. and open areas where wiring is difficult to employ 2 . file transfer. or up to 350 m (1.

exhibitions. office. and banks who frequently rearrange the workplace and change location • Temporary LANs for special projects or peak time Trade shows.2 of the PCI specification Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP (have the Windows OS installation CD ready for use during driver installation) A minimum of 6 Mbytes of free disk space for installing the driver and utility program • • 3 . and PCI card and socket services compliant with revision 2. manufacturers. • SOHO users SOHO (Small Office Home Office) users who need quick and easy installation of a small computer network System Requirements Before you install the SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card. and shipping companies who need additional workstations for peak periods.SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS • Frequently changing environments Retailers. retail store. airline. and construction sites that need to set up for a short time period. nurses. retailers. check your system for the following requirements: • A computer with a bus-mastered PCI slot. office workers who need access to databases while being mobile in a hospital. Retailers. Auditors who require workgroups at customer sites • Access to databases for mobile workers Doctors. campus etc.

PACKAGE CHECKLIST • Another IEEE 802.4 GHz 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Card package includes: • • • • 1 EZ Connect™g 2.smc. retain the carton. or another computer with a wireless adapter Package Checklist The EZ Connect™g 2.4 GHz 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Card 1 EZ Installation Wizard and Documentation CD 1 External Antenna 1 Quick Installation Guide Please register this product and upgrade the product warranty at SMC’s web site at www. 4 . missing. including the original packing materials. Use them again to repack the product if there is a need to return it for repair.11b/g compliant device installed in your network.com Please inform your dealer if there are any incorrect. or damaged parts. If possible. such as the SMC2870W Wireless Access Point.

11 ad hoc mode. It is designed to complement PCI Local Bus computers and supports Windows 98SE/Me/2000/ XP. This card is fully compliant with the specifications defined in IEEE 802.HARDWARE DESCRIPTION The SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card supports up to 54 Mbps connections. LED Indicators The SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card includes two status LED indicators. LED Power/ Link Status On Flashing Activity Flashing Description Indicates a valid connection with an access point.11g standard. Indicates that the SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card is operating in the 802. Indicates that the SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card is browsing active access points. 5 . as described in the following table.

Select an available bus-mastering PCI slot and remove the cover bracket. To protect the card.2 or later. 2. Switch off the computer. Network cards are sensitive to static electricity. avoid touching its electrical components and always touch the metal chassis of your computer before handling the card. and remove the computer’s cover.HARDWARE INSTALLATION HARDWARE INSTALLATION Warning: • This network adapter requires a PC and BIOS that supports the PCI Local Bus Specification v2. • 1. unplug the power cord. 6 . Detach the antenna from the SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card before inserting the card into a PCI slot. If you are installing in an older computer model. 3. upgrade the BIOS to the latest version.

HARDWARE INSTALLATION 4. Note: Be careful that it does not touch any conducting parts on the computer motherboard. A text file is included with each driver to detail the proper installation procedure. Screw the card’s bracket securely into the computer’s chassis. Attach the antenna to the SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card. Replace the chassis cover on your computer and power it on. Please read the RELEASE.TXT file on the disk for a list of all drivers. 7 . Insert the network card into the slot so that it is firmly seated. you may have to manually configure the computer’s BIOS settings. The SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card should be automatically configured by the host computer’s BIOS. 6. However. The installation CD contains all drivers for this card. 8. 5. 7. if you have an older computer.

The SETUP.HARDWARE INSTALLATION 9. 10.EXE file of the utility program can be found on the CD. 8 . Any new or updated drivers can be downloaded from SMC’s web site (see the back cover of this guide). Install the Utility program for your SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card.

DRIVER AND UTILITY INSTALLATION The SMC2802W EZ Installation Wizard and Documentation CD that comes with the package contains all the software drivers. Insert the EZ Installation Wizard and Documentation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click OK.com/index. Any new or updated software can be downloaded from SMC’s web site at: http://www. The Choose Setup Language window will appear. 9 .cfm?action=tech_support_support_tools Using the Installation Wizard 1. The program will auto-run. choose the language you want to use.smc.

click OK. 3. The EZ Installation Wizard will start installing files into your system. Click the Install Driver/Utility option on the wizard. This message will then appear.USING THE INSTALLATION WIZARD 2. this may take a few minutes. 10 .

select No. then click Finish. Note: Please be sure to turn off your computer before inserting the adapter to avoid serious damage to your PC. 11 .USING THE INSTALLATION WIZARD 4. Turn off your PC and plug the SMC2802W adapter into your computer. The InstallShield Wizard Complete message will appear.

and the drivers will not be installed properly. Check Install the software automatically. After inserting the adapter into the computer and turn your PC back on.” as this will cancel the installation process. 6. and then click Next. Click “Continue Anyway.” Note:Do not select “STOP Installation.USING THE INSTALLATION WIZARD 5. 12 . Windows XP will automatically detect the new hardware and prompt you to install the driver.

13 . click Finish to complete the driver installation.USING THE INSTALLATION WIZARD 7. After the software has been installed.

The configuration utility includes the following tabs: Configuration – Allows you to set parameters for the adapter. then follow the procedures described below. try to turn the antenna in a different direction. If it shows RED. you have a good connection. or move closer to the access point on your network.UTILITY CONFIGURATION Using the SMC2802W Utility Program Once the installation is complete. there will be a quick launch icon in the lower right-hand corner of the task bar. Version information– Shows the driver and utility version information. When the utility program is running. Link information– Shows the connection status. Site Survey– Scans/Shows all wireless devices within the adapter’s signal range. If the icon is GREEN. IP information– Displays TCP/IP data. 14 . and verify that the SSID and radio channel are configured to match the settings on the access point to which you want to connect. If the icon is still RED. providing quick access to the adapter settings. or you can access it through the quick launch icon. Double-clicking the quick launch icon will open the SMC2802W 54 Mbps WLAN Utility. the configuration utility can be accessed from the Start menu.

USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM Configuration When you start the SMC2802W 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Card utility. select the profile from the drop-down menu in the Select Profile field. 15 . then click Delete. Select Profile – You can specify a profile name for a specific configuration of parameters. click Save. Delete – To delete a profile. Save – To save a new profile after configuring the settings. New – Click this button to set up a new profile. the information window for the SMC2802W is shown as in the figure below.

or to Infrastructure for connections with an access point. Select an appropriate speed from the pull-down menu. However.11 Ad Hoc.11 Ad Hoc for network configurations that do not have an access point. Transmit Rate – Indicates the data transmission rate. (Default: Auto) Operating Mode – Set the adapter’s operating mode to 802. (Default setting: ANY) Channel – If you are setting up an ad hoc wireless network. (Default: Infrastructure) Tx Power – Move the slider bar up and down to increase or reduce the transmission power. Note: The available channel settings are limited by local regulations which determine the number of channels that are available. if you are connecting to a network via an access point. set the channel number to the same radio channel as that used by the other wireless clients in your group. To roam among multiple access points.USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM SSID – The Service Set ID (SSID) string for the wireless network to which you want to connect. 16 . (See “Network Topologies” on page 25. Lower settings may improve throughput in environments hostile to radio transmission. Encryption – To enable the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) function. then the channel is automatically set by the access point to the channel that it uses. set this to 128-bit or 64-bit.) You only need to manually set the channel when the Operating Mode is 802. set the SSID to ANY to allow connection to any access point within the signal range.

2. check the Passphrase box.USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM The WEP mechanism implemented in the adapter is based on the RC4 encryption algorithm. When encryption is set to 128-bit. Encryption keys will be generated automatically. To automatically generate keys. check this box. Click Apply changes to allow the settings to take effect. 4. Note: A passphrase string can consist of up to 32 alphanumeric characters. Default Key – Choose one Key for encryption. If you are using a key generated from a passphrase. and type in a string of characters in this field. you must use the same passphrase and key on each client. all clients on the same network must use the same WEP key settings in order to communicate with each other. Note that you must use the same Passphrase and Default Key on all the clients in your network. only one key will be generated. take the following steps: 1. WEP protects your wireless network against eavesdropping and unauthorized access. The encryption keys are provided to ensure data confidentiality. In the Default key field. Select 128-bit or 64-bit in the Encryption field. select one key as the key to use for encryption. 3. Passphrase – Check this box to auto-generate keys for encryption. First. Key type – Select Hex or ASCII. If WEP is in use. If encryption is set to 64-bit. How to set up WEP To use the WEP function. 4 keys will be generated. 17 . then enter a string of characters into the space.

When Encryption is set to 128-bit. When Encryption is set to 64-bit. a maximum of 26 Hex characters can be used. If the Key Type is set to ASCII. 2. if the Key Type is set to Hex. Select 128-bit or 64-bit in the Encryption field. 5. a maximum of 10 Hex characters can be entered in the key field. Click Apply changes to allow the settings to take effect. Note: When setting up WEP without using the Passphrase function. and Encryption is set to 64-bit. select ASCII or Hex. 3. For 128-bit Encryption. Manually type in a string of characters in the corresponding key number field that you selected in step 3. 13 ASCII characters can be used. select one key to use as the encryption key. only hexadecimal characters (range: 0~9 and A~F) can be used. In the Key type field.USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM Or 1. In the Default key field. 18 . then 5 ASCII digits can be used in the Key field. 4.

Channel – The channel used to connect with the wireless device. In the ad hoc network. Clients that have been associated with the same access point. will display the same BSSID. 19 . This information is only displayed.USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM Link information The Link information screen displays information on the current wireless network to which you are connected. Associated BSSID – The MAC address of the access point to which the adapter is connected in the infrastructure mode. and not configurable. the BSSID is a random number generated by the first station that communicates with other stations in the network.

Throughput – Shows the total number of data packets transmitted and received. Current Tx Rate – Indicates the data transmission rate. Link Quality – Shows the link quality of the wireless connection. Signal Strength – Shows the strength of the connection between the adapter and the access point.USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM Note: The available channel settings are limited by local regulations that determine the number of channels that are available. 20 . SSID – The service set identification of the wireless network that the adapter is connected to.

your adapter needs to obtain new network settings. Host Name – The computer’s name on the network.USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM IP information The IP information screen displays TCP/IP information for the adapter. IP Address – Internet address of your computer. 21 . Now that you have configured your wireless adapter to connect to the wireless network. you will also verify that the adapter is configured correctly. IP Netmask – A mask used to determine what subnet an IP address belongs to. By releasing old IP settings and renewing them with settings from the access point.

Choose one of them to connect to by double-clicking on an entry. 22 .Click this button to scan for available connections. See “Configuration” on page 15. Rescan . Site Survey The Site Survey screen scans and displays available wireless devices within range.USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM Gateway – The IP address of the network gateway. SSID – Service Set ID. Renew – Click on this button to get a new IP address. Release – Click on this button to release the IP address.

USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM BSSID – Basic Service Set ID. See “Link information” on page 19. The SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card has backward compatibility.11g adapter can connect directly with an 802. Channel – The radio channel on which the access point operates. the encryption function is enabled. 23 . Radio Type – Shows the wireless network is operating in 802. so. if there is a key icon in the column. Signal – This signifies the signal strength from the station to the listed access points.11g or 802.11b mode.11b access point (and vice versa). Network Type – This shows the operating mode of listed wireless devices. an 802. Encryption – This shows if WEP has been enabled.

24 .USING THE SMC2802W UTILITY PROGRAM Version information The following screen shows the current version information of the driver and configuration utility.

NETWORK CONFIGURATION AND PLANNING SMC’s EZ Connect Wireless Solution supports a stand-alone wireless network configuration. Ad Hoc Wireless LAN Notebook with Wireless USB Adapter Notebook with Wireless PC Card PC with Wireless PCI Adapter 25 . connected via radio signals as an independent wireless LAN. An ad hoc wireless LAN can be used in a SOHO or temporary environment.for mixed wired/wireless LANs Network Topologies Ad Hoc Wireless LAN An ad hoc wireless LAN consists of a group of computers. as well as an integrated configuration with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LANs. each equipped with a wireless adapter.for small groups that only communicate with each other Infrastructure . The SMC2802W can be configured as: • • Ad hoc . Computers in a specific ad hoc wireless LAN must be configured to the same radio channel.

as shown in the following figure. A Basic Service Set (BSS) consists of a group of wireless PC users and an access point that is directly connected to the wired LAN. or access other computers or network resources in the wired LAN Infrastructure via the access point. The Infrastructure configuration not only extends the accessibility of wireless PCs to the wired LAN. but also extends the effective wireless transmission range for wireless PCs by passing their signal through one or more access points. A wireless Infrastructure can be used for access to a central database. An integrated wired and wireless LAN is called an Infrastructure configuration. Each wireless PC in this BSS can talk to any computer in its wireless group via a radio link.NETWORK TOPOLOGIES Infrastructure Wireless LAN The SMC2802W also provides wireless workstations with access to a wired LAN. or for connection between mobile workers. Wired LAN Extension to Wireless Adapters File Server Desktop PC Switch Notebook with Wireless PC Card Adapter Access Point PC with Wireless PCI Adapter 26 .

SETTING THE COMMUNICATION DOMAIN Setting the Communication Domain Stationary Wireless PCs The Basic Service Set (BSS) is the communication domain for each access point. File Server Desktop PC Wireless Cell Coverage Area Switch Notebook with Wireless PC Card Adapter PC with Wireless PCI Adapter Access Point <BSS2> <BSS1> Access Point PC with Wireless PCI Adapter Notebooks with Wireless PC Card Adapters <ESS> Seamless Roaming 27 . More than one access point can be configured to create an Extended Service Set (ESS). set the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for the wireless card to the SSID of the access point to which you want to connect. Check with your network administrator for the SSID. Roaming Wireless PCs A wireless Infrastructure can also support roaming for mobile workers. By placing the access points so that a continuous coverage area is created. All wireless adapters and access points within a specific ESS must be configured with the same SSID and to the same radio channel. wireless users within this ESS can roam freely. For wireless PCs that do not need to support roaming.

SETTING THE COMMUNICATION DOMAIN Before setting up an ESS for roaming. (Refer to “Troubleshooting” on the following page for detailed information.) 28 . you need to choose a clear radio channel and a suitable location for the access points to maximize performance.

test your computer with another SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card that is known to operate correctly. If this also fails. Check for a defective computer or PC connection by trying the adapter in another computer that is known to operate correctly. Make sure your computer is using the latest BIOS.TROUBLESHOOTING Check the following troubleshooting items before contacting SMC Technical Support. • • • • 29 . or the network driver does not install correctly. If there are other network adapters in the computer. Try the card in another PCI slot. such as physical damage to the card’s connector. check the following: • Make sure the adapter is securely seated in the PCI slot. they may be causing conflicts. Remove other adapters from the computer and test the wireless adapter separately. Check for any hardware problems. Adapter Installation Problems If your computer cannot find the SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card.

or the same as that used by the access points in the extended service set (ESS). change the access point and all the stations within the BSS to another radio channel. Make sure the computer and other network devices are receiving power.NETWORK CONNECTION PROBLEMS Network Connection Problems If the Link LED on the SMC2802W does not light. Try using another access point. Make sure the SSID is the same as that used by the BSS configured on the access point. 30 . If you still cannot connect. check the following: • • • Make sure the access point that the station is associated with is powered on. If you cannot connect to a particular server. If you cannot access a Windows service on the network. • If your wireless station cannot communicate with a computer in the Ethernet LAN when configured for Infrastructure mode. or if you cannot access network resources from the computer. check that you have enabled and configured the service correctly. check the following: • • • • Make sure the correct software driver is installed for your operating system. be sure you have configured your system for TCP/IP. If you cannot access the Internet. The access point you want to attach to may be defective. If necessary. be sure that you have access rights and a valid ID and password. try reinstalling the driver.

SMC. or if you would like information regarding our full line of wireless products.com. Indoors: A typical office or home environment with floor to ceiling obstructions between the access point and users. or call us toll-free at 800. 160 m (528ft) 5. there are many variables such as barrier composition and construction.NETWORK CONNECTION PROBLEMS SMC2802W Maximum Distance Table Important Notice Maximum distances posted below are actual tested distance thresholds.smc.4YOU. SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card Maximum Distance Table Environmental Condition Speed and Distance Ranges 11Mbps Outdoors: A line-of-sight environment with no interference or obstruction between the access point and users. SMC Networks stands behind every product sold with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a limited-lifetime warranty.5 Mbps 2 Mbps 1 Mbps 195 m (640 ft) 255 m (837 ft) 350 m (1155 ft) 72 m (236 ft) 73 m (240 ft) 73 m (240 ft) 75 m (246 ft) 31 . visit us at www. as well as local environmental interference that may impact your actual distances and cause you to experience distance thresholds far lower than those posted below. If you have any questions or comments regarding the features or performance of this product. However.

Indoors: A typical office or home environment with floor to ceiling obstructions between the access point and users. 40 50 60 65 70 110 180 (131 ft) (164 ft) (197 ft) (213 ft) (230 ft) (361 ft) (591 ft) 32 .NETWORK CONNECTION PROBLEMS SMC2802W Wireless PCI Card Maximum Distance Table Environmental Condition 54 Mbps Speed and Distance Ranges 48 Mbps 36 Mbps 24 Mbps 18 Mbps 12 Mbps 6-9 Mbps 60 m 90 m 150 190 220 270 350 Outdoors: (197 ft) (295 ft) (492 ft) (623 ft) (722 ft) (886 ft) (1155 ft) A line-of-sight environment with no interference or obstruction between the access point and users.

SPECIFICATIONS Below is an outline of the technical specifications for the SMC2802W. Canada: 11 channels ETSI: 13 channels France: 4 channels Japan: 14 channels -80 dBm (typical) >+11 dBm (without antenna) Radio Signal Modulation: Operating Frequency: Operating Channel: Sensitivity: Output Power: 33 . Functional Criteria Data Rate: Operating Range: Up to 54 Mbps Indoor: up to 18 m (60 ft) at 54 Mbps up to 80 m (262 ft) at 1 Mbps Outdoor: up to 100 m (328 ft) at 54 Mbps up to 560 m (1837 ft) at 1Mbps Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Complementary Code Keying (CCK) USA (FCC): 2412~2462 MHz Canada (IC): 2412~2462 MHz Europe (ETSI) 2412~2472 MHz France: 2457~2472 MHz Japan: 2412~2484 MHz USA.

IEC68-2-32 R&TTE Directive 1999/5 EC EN 60950 (6.0 Connector: Reverse SMA (SubMiniature version A) Temperature Operating: -20 to 65 °C (-4 to 149 °F) Storage: -30 to 75 °C (-22 to 167 °F) Standards Conformance Wireless Standard: IEEE 802.0 dBi Peak Radiation: Omni directional Polarization: Vertical VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio): <= 2.11b and IEEE 802.11g Media Access Protocol: CSMA/CA with ACK Environmental Temperature: Humidity: Vibration/Shock/Drop: Certification General Safety: Operating: 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F) Storage: 0 to 70 °C (32 to 158 °F) 5 to 90% (non-condensing) IEC 68-2-34. RX: 350 mA Max Dimensions: 120 x 62 mm (4.72 x 2.2 Antenna Antenna type: External detachable Frequency Band: 2.4~2. IEC 68-2-27. 2.SPECIFICATIONS Physical Characteristics Power Consumption: TX: 480 mA Max. Activity Host Interface: PCI Spec v.2000) 99/519/EC EN 50360 EN 301 489-1/17 EN 301 328-2 EMC: Radio: 34 .44 in) LED Indicator: Power/Link.5 GHz Impedance: 50 Ohms Nominal Gain: 2.

SPECIFICATIONS Software Drivers NDIS Drivers: Windows 98 SE Windows Me Windows 2000 Windows XP 35 .

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