FACULTY OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY MARA DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (IS 110) IMD 251 : SUPPORT SERVICE AND

MAINTENANCE II WIRELESS MODEM PREPARED FOR : ENCIK MOHD ZUL AZMI BIN ISHAK PREPARED BY : NUR FARAH AIN BINTI AHMAD RADZI 2007231338 / ISD4E2

INTRODUCTION
WIRELESS MODEM • is a type of modem which connects to a wireless network instead of to the telephone system. When you connect with a wireless modem, you are attached directly to your wireless ISP (Internet Service Provider) and you can then access the Internet.

TYPES OF DEVICE USED
 Mobile phones, smartphones, and PDAs can be employed as data modems to form a wireless access point connecting a personal computer to the Internet. In this use the mobile phone is providing a gateway between the cellular service provider's data network technology and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) spoken by PCs.  Wireless FireWire, USB and Serial modems are also used in the Wi-Fi and WiMAX standards, operating at microwave frequencies, to give a laptop, PDA or desktop computer an access point to a network. The modems may be as large as a regular cable modem to as small as a WiFi dongle/USB-stick.  ExpressCard and Compact Flash modems are also used.

SERVICES PROVIDER
Some of these Cellular networks and the carrier's service plans are : 1) North America - Canada providers list of Canadian phone companies. - United States providers of T mobile, AT & T mobility, Virezon wireless 2) Europe - United Kingdom providers of Vodafone- Mobile -Spanish -Belgium 3) Asia -Indian provider Virgin India Mobile -Indonesia providers of Indosat,Telkomsel and Axis -China provider China Mobile 4) Oceania - Australia providers of Telstra,Optus,3 Mobile,Vodafone

Device Manufacturers : Huawei,Motorola,Nokia,Novatel Wireless,Panasonic,Sony Ericsson,Samsung, LG electronics,Qualcomm,Sierra Wireless Technologies : GPRS,EGDE,UMTS,HSDPA,GPRS Core network

HOW IT WORKS
• The sending modem modulates the data into a signal that is compatible with the phone line, and the receiving modem demodulates the signal back into digital data. Wireless modems convert digital data into radio signals and back. • Allow terminals to connect to computers over the phone lines. A typical arrangement is shown below:

Novatel Wireless Ovation MC950D USB HSPA Modem

 The Ovation MC950D is a 3G modem based on the latest HSUPA, HSDPA, and UMTS technologies. HSUPA stands for High-Speed Uplink Packet Access, HSDPA stands for High-Speed Downlink Packet Access, and UMTS represents Universal Mobile Telecommunications System technology. These are key technologies of 3G, which offers the most cutting-edge high performance data access speeds.  The world’s smallest pocket wireless modems and innovative design.  Software is included on the device which means that users can connect to the internet without the need to install drivers from a CD.  The modem supports up to 7.2mbps downlink data access speeds and 2.1mbps uplink.

 The modem was acquired through Vodafone so it sports the “Vodafone” logo instead of Novatel Wireless. The red SIM card is also from Vodafone.

 This device using the Qualcomm MSM7200 chipset.

 This compact, high performance modem, complete with an integrated antenna and Equalizer support.

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
• Download speeds to 7.2 Mbps and upload speeds of 2.1 Mbps for web surfing, email, chat and more. Use in home, office, on the road virtually anywhere for on the go mobility. Works in North America, Europe, Japan, and countries around the work in supported bands. Only 70 x 25 x 12 mm (L x W x H), suitable for home, office and when mobile. No installation - Mobilink™ Lite Connection Manager is pre-installed, flashed in the modem’s memory. Dashboard customization as well as multiple languages is also available. Multi-color LED indicator for real-time service status, technology modes, and error conditions Built-in 5 bands (integrated) High efficiency broadband

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One piece with integrated antenna Supports Microsoft Vista, Windows 2000, XP, Mac OS X,Linux

PERFORMANCE
 This modem does not bring you the Internet “for free” you need to sign up with a carrier for a plan or account in your area, and then you receive an UMTS HSUPA/HSDPA compatible SIM card.  The modem is marked with useful arrows and a little SIM card is sketched on its back, so basically, you can not insert it the wrong way.

HOW IT WORK
 We plug it into our test system, which runs Windows XP. The device is automatically detected and the wizard pops up and leads you through the setup process.  The drivers are installed without any assistance from the user.  Then we have a customized Vodafone operator-based “control panel”-like menu that allows us to monitor the status of our connection, data speeds, signal strength, overall statistics, and so forth.  The device scanned through all of the possible networks, and in less than 30 seconds, we were already online. The small indicator LED on the Ovation MC950D turned yellow, since that’s the color representing HSDPA; green is for GPRS and blue is for HSUPA.

ADVANTAGES
• Worldwide Mobile Broadband

Peak download speeds to 7.2Mbps and upload speeds of 2.1Mpbs for web surfing, e-mail, chat and more. Use in home, office, on the road virtually anywhere for on the go mobility. Works in North America, Europe and countries around the world in supported bands.

Small Compact Modem

Very small USB Mobile Broadband Data Modem. Only 70 x 25 x 12mm (L x W x H), suitable for home, office and when mobile.

Zero Install Software – No CD required
MobiLink™ Lite Connection Manager software and drivers for Windows are included on the device. Connect to the Internet without the need to install drivers from a CD, just plug it in, allow the software and drivers to automatically load and you’re ready.

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With Ovation connectivity is on the fly. Unlike other competing devices, Ovation MC950D doesn't use an external battery. Get connected wherever, and for as long as you need, not as long as your battery will last.

No wires, no battery