Gateway LWGC-220 User Manual

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802.11g wireless series PC Card model WGC-220

Installing

Configuring

 

 

Contents

1 Windows XP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Step 1: Installing the hardware and software . . . . . . . . . . 2 Installing the PC Card in your computer . . . . . . . . . 2 Installing the PC Card driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Step 2: Configuring the PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Naming the computers and the workgroup . . . . . . . 5 Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Terms you should know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Setting up a DHCP IP address for each computer . 12 Turning the wireless emitter off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Where to go from here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Creating your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . 16 Using your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . 16 Troubleshooting your wireless Ethernet network . . 16

2 Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and Windows 2000. . . 17

Step 1: Installing the hardware and software . . . . . . . . . 18 Installing the Gateway Wireless Monitor . . . . . . . . 18 Installing the PC Card in your computer . . . . . . . . 20 Installing the PC Card driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Step 2: Configuring the PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Naming the computers and the workgroup . . . . . . 24 Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Terms you should know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting up a DHCP IP address for each computer . 28 Turning the wireless emitter off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Where to go from here . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Creating your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . 34 Using your wireless Ethernet network . . . . . . . . . . 34 Troubleshooting your wireless Ethernet network . . 34

A Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Automated troubleshooting system . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Telephone numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

B Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . 37

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Windows XP 1

This chapter describes how to install a Gateway wireless Ethernet PC Card on your Windows XP computer and configure Windows XP for a wireless Ethernet network. Complete these tasks in sequence:

“Step 1: Installing the hardware and software” on page 2.

“Step 2: Configuring the PC Card” on page 5.

“Step 3: Configuring the TCP/IP protocol” on page 12.

If you need to install and configure the PC Card for other versions of Windows, see “Windows 98SE, Windows Me, and Windows 2000” on page 17.

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Chapter 1: Windows XP

Step 1: Installing the hardware and software

Installing the PC Card in your computer

Use the following instructions to install the PC Card in your computer.

To install the PC Card in your computer:

Push the card firmly into the PC Card slot label-side up until the black antenna is the only thing protruding from the side of your computer.

If this is the first time you have installed this PC Card into your computer, the Found New Hardware Wizard opens. To complete the PC Card installation, go to “Installing the PC Card driver” on page 2.

Installing the PC Card driver

Use the following instructions to install the PC Card driver for Windows XP.

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Step 1: Installing the hardware and software

To install the PC Card driver

1When the Found New Hardware Wizard opens, insert the installation CD in the CD drive.

2Click Install the software automatically (Recommended), then click Next. The wizard displays a list of recommended drivers to install.

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3Click the Gateway Wireless 802.11G PC Card located in the d:\driver\winxp folder on the installation CD, then click Next.

4When a message tells you that the driver has not passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway. The device driver files are copied to the hard drive.

5Click Finish to complete the installation.

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Step 2: Configuring the PC Card

Step 2: Configuring the PC Card

Naming the computers and the workgroup

The first time you use networking in your computer, you need to use the Windows XP Network Setup Wizard to name each computer and the workgroup and to select other network settings in Windows XP.

The network setup procedure uses the Important Windows XP Network Setup Wizard. The example

screens show the screens that typically appear in the course of using the wizard. If your network situation differs from that used in this example, you may encounter additional screens or screens with different selections. Make sure that you read each screen in the wizard and make your selections based on your particular network situation.

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To run the Windows XP Network Setup Wizard:

1Click the Network Setup Wizard icon on the Windows XP taskbar. The Network Setup Wizard opens.

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Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, then click Network Setup Wizard. The Network Setup Wizard opens.

2 Click Next to continue through the wizard.

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Step 2: Configuring the PC Card

3Click Next. The wizard found disconnected network hardware screen opens.

4Click to select the Ignore disconnected network hardware check box, then click Next. The Select a connection method screen opens.

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5Click This computer connects to the Internet through another computer on my network or through a residential gateway, then click Next.

6If the Your computer has multiple connections screen opens, click Let me choose the connections to my network, then click Next.

7On the Select the connections to bridge screen, click to select the Wireless Network Connection check box.

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