SMC Networks EZ Connect Turbo SMC2435W, EZ Connect Turbo SMC2402W User Manual

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11/22Mbps Wireless CardBus / PCI Adapters

User Guide

SMC2435W & SMC2402W

V2.0

The EZ Connect TURBO Cards are IEEE 802.11b - compliant 11/22 Mbps auto-sensingwireless network adapters. They meet the needs of small business and corporate users who require backwards compatibility with a 11 Mbps wireless connection to an existing LAN. In addition, they provide exceptional scalability to 22 Mbps through the use of Packet Binary Convolutional Code (PBCC) technology. These new adapters feature an operating range of up to 1,155 feet and trueplug-andplay installation in all notebook computers.

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System Requirements

 

 

SMC2435W: Available Cardbus PCMCIA Type II slot

 

SMC2402W: Available PCI Bus-Masterslot

 

• Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

 

Minimum of 1 MB available hard disk space for utility and driver

 

 

installation

 

 

 

Another IEEE 802.11b compliant device installed in your network,

 

 

such as the SMC2404WBR Barricade Turbo Wireless Cable/DSL

 

 

Broadband Router, or another PC with a wireless adapter, such as

 

 

the SMC2662W EZ Connect Wireless USB Adapter.

Equipment Checklist

After unpacking the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 Mbps Auto-SensingWireless Adapter, check the contents of the box to be sure you have received the following components:

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1 Wireless Cardbus Adapter (SMC2435W) or 1 Wireless PCI Card (SMC2402W)

1 Driver, Utility, & Documentation CD

Manual

Immediately inform your dealer in the event of any incorrect, missing or damaged parts. If possible, please retain the carton and original packing materials in case there is a need to return the product. The EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapters are covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

SMC2435W: Installation Instructions

 

Warning:

 

• Network cards are sensitive to static electricity. To protect the

 

card, avoid touching its electrical components and always touch

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the metal chassis of your computer before handling the card

 

1) Turn on your computer and insert the Driver, Utility, and

 

Documentation CD. Run the utility software and then reboot when

 

requested.

 

2) Find an available Cardbus slot in your computer.

 

3)With the SMC2435W Wireless Cardbus Adapters 68-pin

 

 

connector facing the Cardbus slot, and the “EZ Connect

 

TURBO”label facing up, slide the card completely into the

 

Cardbus slot as shown below:

 

4)For Windows 98/Me/2000, Cardbus specification is required. Please check the documents for your Cardbus adapter driver before installing the software driver for the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless

Cardbus Adapter.

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5)The card will be automatically installed upon insertion. Once complete, you may take advantage of the wireless functionality this adapter has to offer.

SMC2402W: Installation Instructions

1)Turn on your computer and insert the Driver, Utility, and Documentation CD. Run the utility software and then reboot when requested.

2)Switch off the computer, unplug the power cord, and remove the computer's cover. Select an unused PCI bus-masterslot and remove its protective bracket.

3)Carefully insert the card and press until all edge connectors are firmly seated inside the slot. Then, screw the card's bracket securely into the PC's chassis and put the computer's cover back in place.

4)Boot up the machine.

5)The card will be automatically installed during the Operating System's boot-upprocess. Once complete, you may take advantage of the wireless functionality this adapter has to offer.

Driver Installation Option #1 (Recommended)

Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

NOTE: Installation processes such as these usually require the use of your original, licensed copy of Windows. Please have your Windows CD on hand BEFORE proceeding with the installation.

This Installation method makes the process as simple and Plug-and-Play as possible. Simply run the driver/utility program, reboot your machine and insert your EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card. It's as easy as1-2-3.

Step 1: Insert the Driver, Utility and Documentation CD.

Step 2: Click [Start], click [Run] and type [?:\Utility\setup.exe] (Note: The ? equals the letter of yourCD-ROMdrive. In most cases, this is D.)

Step 3: The installation wizard will begin.

Step 4: Click [Next >] to continue.

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Step 5: You will be given the option to choose the location where the Configuration Utility will be installed. It is recommended to leave this at the default value. Click [Next >] to continue.

Step 6: Please set the selection to [Yes] and click [Finish] to reboot the machine. Then shut down the computer, insert your EZ Connect TURBO Cardbus Adapter or PCI Wireless Card, and boot up your machine again.

Step 7: Once the OS is booted up, it will find the new hardware and automatically install it.

The following are OS specific options that may appear during this installation procedure:

Windows 98: If you are using Windows 98, you must have your original Windows CD on hand. The system will request it near the end of the installation process.

Windows Me: The installation process is fullyPlug-and-Play.You will be asked to reboot when the process is complete.

Windows 2000: Click [Yes] if asked to continue the installationwith-outa Digital Signature.

Windows XP: Select [Install the software automatically] if asked and click [Next] to complete the installation. Click [Continue Anyway] if a Logo testing window appears.

Continue to the Utility Configuration section for documentation on how to use the utility application for your adapter.

Driver Installation Option #2

Click on the icon for your OS to view the directions:

Note: Windows 98, Me, 2000 and XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft.

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Windows 98 - Driver Installation

NOTE: Installation processes such as these usually require the use of your original, licensed copy of Windows. Please have your Windows CD on hand BEFORE proceeding with the installation.

Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO 11/22 MbpsAuto-SensingWireless Card in your machine, the OS will automatically recognize the adapter and prompt you for the appropriate drivers. Click the [Next >] button to begin the installation.

Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and select the [Search for the best driver for your device] option and click [Next >].

Step 3: Clear all checkboxes except for [Specify a location:]. Then press the [Browse] button and look for the drivers on yourCD-ROM.Browse to ?:\Driver. (Note: The "?" equals the letter of yourCD-ROMdrive. In most cases, this is D.)

Step 4: The system should find the drivers. Now click the [Next >]but-tonto continue the installation. The wizard will show "SMC2402W 22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if you purchased the PCI Card or "SMC2435W 22Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter" if you purchased the Cardbus Adapter.

(Note: If the system could not find the drivers, click the [< Back] but-ton,and select the [Display a list of all the drivers...] option. Select [Network Adapters] from the list of devices, press [Have Disk] and once again browse to the location of the drivers)

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Step 5: Once the system has copied the SMC drivers from the CD, it may then request files from your original Windows disk. Please insert the Windows CD at this time.

Step 6: The system will copy the files. Do NOT press [Cancel].

Step 7: Once all the necessary files are copied from the Windows disk, the driver install process will be complete. Click [Finish] to exit the wizard.

Step 8: You will then be prompted to reboot the machine. Please press [Yes]. Upon reboot, the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card will be initialized and ready for use.

Windows Me - Driver Installation

NOTE: Installation processes such as these usually require the use of your original, licensed copy of Windows. Please have your Windows CD on hand BEFORE proceeding with the installation.

Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card in your machine and turned it back on, the OS will automatically recognize the adapter and prompt you for the appropriate drivers. Select the [Specify the location of the driver] option. Then click the [Next >] button to begin the installation.

Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and select the [Specify a location:] option. Clear the [Removable Media] checkbox. Then press the [Browse] button and look for the drivers on your CD. This should be located in ?:\Driver. (Note: The ? equals the letter of yourCD-ROMdrive. In most cases, this is D.) Then click [Next >].

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Step 3: The system should find the drivers. Now click the [Next >] button to continue the installation. The wizard will show "SMC2402W 22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if you purchased the PCI Card or "SMC2435W 22Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter" if you purchased the Cardbus Adapter.

(Note: If the system could not find the drivers, click the [< Back] but-ton,and select the [Display a list of all the drivers] option. Select [Network Adapters] from the list of devices, press [Have Disk] and once again browse to the location of the drivers)

Step 4: Once all the necessary files have been copied, the driver installation is complete. Click [Finish] to exit the wizard.

Step 5: You will then be prompted to reboot the machine. Please press [Yes]. Upon reboot, the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card will be initialized and ready for use.

Windows 2000 - Driver Installation

Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card in your machine and turned it back on, the OS will automaticallyrec-ognizethe adapter and prompt you for the appropriate drivers. Click the [Next >] button to begin the installation.

Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and select the [Search for a suitable driver...] option. Then click [Next >].

Step 3: Clear all checkboxes except for [Specify a location]. Then click [Next >].

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Step 4: You will then be prompted to enter the location of thedriv-ers.This should be ?:\Driver. (Note: The ? equals the letter of yourCD-ROMdrive. In most cases, this is D.) Then click [OK]. You can also click Browse] and browse to the location of the drivers on the CD forfur-therverification.

Step 5: The system should find the drivers. Now click the [Next >] button to continue the installation. (Note: If the system could not find the drivers, click the [< Back] button, and select the [Display a list of the known drivers...] option. Select [Network Adapters] from the list of devices, press [Have Disk] and once again browse to the location of the drivers)

Step 6: Click [Yes] to continue the installation. Please do NOT click [No] as this will cancel the driver wizard and the card will not be installed properly. The wizard will show "SMC2402W 22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if you purchased the PCI card or "SMC2435W 22Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter" if you purchased the Cardbus Adapter.

Step 7: You have now completed the driver installation. Click [Finish] to initialize the adapter.

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Windows XP - Driver Installation

Step 1: After you have inserted the EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Card in your machine and turned it back on, the OS will automaticallyrec-ognizethe adapter and prompt you for the appropriate drivers. Click the [Next >] button to begin the installation.

Step 2: Insert the Driver CD and check the [Include this location in the search] option. Make sure the [Search removable media] option is not checked. Click [Browse] and find the location of the drivers. This should be ?:\Driver. (Note: The ? equals the letter of yourCD-ROMdrive. In most cases, this is D.) Then click [Next >].

Step 3: Click [Continue Anyway] to continue the installation. Please do NOT click [STOP Installation] as this will cancel the driver wizard and the card will not be installed properly. The wizard will show "SMC2402W 22Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter" if you purchased the PCI card or "SMC2435W 22Mbps Wireless

Cardbus Adapter" if you pur-chasedthe Cardbus Adapter.

Step 4: This process will be completed once the drivers are copied to the hard drive and installed. Please click [Finish] to exit the wizard.

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After clicking [Finish], you will see the following message in your system tray:

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How Do I Know the Card is Installed?

This section will help you verify that the adapter is installed properly. Click on the icon for your OS to view the directions:

Note: Windows 98, Me, 2000 and XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft.

Windows 98 - Verification

Step 1: Right-clickthe My Computer icon on your desktop and click [Properties].

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Step 2: Then go to the [Device Manager] tab and open the [Network adapters] section. You should see your EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapter in this menu. Highlight it and click [Properties].

Step 3: The Device Status shows that the "This device is working properly". If there are any error messages displayed here, you will need to click the SMC adapter and click [Remove]. Then reboot the machine and go through the installation process again.

Windows Me - Verification

Step 1: Right-clickthe My Computer icon on your desktop and click [Properties].

Step 2: Then go to the [Device Manager] tab and open the [Network adapters] section. You should see your EZ Connect TURBO Wireless Adapter in this menu. Highlight it and click [Properties].

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Step 3: The Device Status shows that the "This device is

 

working properly". If there are any error messages displayed

 

here, you will need to click the SMC adapter and click [Remove].

 

Then reboot the machine and go through the installation process

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again.

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