Sony PCWA-AR800 Quick Start Guide PDF

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Setup Procedures

Unpacking

When you unpack the unit, make sure that all the following are accounted for.

Router Unit Wireless Unit (Broadband Router Unit PCWA-R1) (Wireless LAN Access Point PCWA-A820)

* The Wireless Unit has Access Point functions.

AC Adapter

Power cord Read This First

Quick Start Guide (this document) Troubleshooting Guide

Limited Warranty

Continued on next page

Confirm the connection method of the wireless connection on the computer. Refer to the documentation provided with your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter to confirm the connection method of the computer to the Access Point when using a wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter. If using a wireless LAN PC card with the Windows XP operating system, connect to the network using the Windows XP Wireless Network function.

Configure the TCP/IP settings for the Wireless Network connection on the computer. Configure the TCP/IP settings on the computer as follows. IP address setting: Select Obtain an IP address automatically. DNS setting: Select Disable DNS in the Windows Me operating system.

Select Obtain a DNS server address automatically in the Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems.

Prepare the Ethernet cable to connect the Router Unit and ADSL or cable modem.

z Hint Use a straight-through or cross-over Ethernet cable.

Configure the computer firewall or proxy settings If you are using the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall or another personal firewall, you may need to change the security level setting. To display the Router Unit Setup Page or Access Point Setup Page, you may also need to change the proxy settings of your Web browser. Refer to Miscellaneous, Case 4: Computer firewall function and browser proxy settings in the separate Troubleshooting Guide for details.

Enable the Java settings of your Web browser

Wireless LAN Security Making security settings for the wireless LAN is extremely important. Sony assumes no responsibility for any security problems that may arise from the use of the Wireless LAN.

Procedure

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Connect each unit and turn the power on

Connect each unit as shown in the next figure, and turn the power on.

1 Use an Ethernet cable to connect the cable or DSL modem to the WAN connector of the Router Unit.

2 Connect the Wireless Unit to a Wireless Unit/LAN connector.

z Hint There are two Wireless Unit/LAN connectors. Use either one.

3 Connect the AC Adapter to the Router Unit, and turn the AC Adapter on.

4 Connect an end of the Ethernet cable to a LAN connector of the Router Unit.

5 Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your computer.

z Hint The Ethernet port of your computer is on its back panel.

Internet

When you turn the power on, confirm that the Status indicators on the Wireless Unit and Router Unit change as follows before proceeding to Procedure 3.

Wireless Unit: Changes from a quickly flashing white light to a slowly flashing one.

Router Unit: Change from flashing white light to a steadily lit one.

Establish Wireless Connections Procedure

3 Check

Establish communications between the computer and the Access Point

This description assumes that the connection is established with factory default settings.

Access Point factory default settings Network Name (SSID): The 6-character identifier printed on the label inside the rear

cover of the Wireless Unit Security settings

Encryption (WEP): Disabled IEEE 802.11 Mode: 11g, 11b (High multicast rate)

Confirming the network name (SSID)

Configure the wireless communication settings on the computer, and then establish communications between the computer and the Access Point. Refer to the instructions for your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter for the setting method.

z Comments The network name (SSID) may also be called something like the ESSID or network ID, depending on

the particular device.

Encryption may also be called something like encoding or security, depending on the particular device.

Router Unit Setup

Procedure

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Display the Router Unit Setup Page

Access the Access Point from a Web browser to display the Router Unit Setup Page.

Compatible browsers:

Internet Explorer 5.5 or later Netscape 6.1 or later

Note

If the Setup Page does not appear, refer to Connections, Case 1: Cannot display the Setup Page (error message appears) in the separate Troubleshooting Guide for details about bypassing the proxy server.

Launch the Web browser.1

Enter http://192.168.11.1/ in the Address field, and press the Enter key.2

Preparation Procedure

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Perform the necessary preparations and confirmations for connections

Procedure

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Connect each unit and turn the power on

Establish Wireless Connections Procedure

3 Check

Establish communications between a computer and the Access Point

Router Functions Setup Procedure

4 Check

Display the Router Unit Setup Page

Procedure

5 Check

Configure the Router functions

Each procedure is preceded by a check box. Before proceeding to the next step, confirm that you have completed all necessary tasks by ticking the box. Check

Access Point Functions Setup

Procedure

7 Check

Configure the Access Point functions

Preparation

Procedure

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Perform the necessary preparations and confirmations for connections

Obtain the information required to make the computer connections. The procedure in this guide describes the connection process using the factory default settings.

The factory default settings of the Access Point function are: Network Name (SSID): The 6-character identifier printed on the label inside the rear

cover of the Wireless Unit Security settings

Encryption (WEP): Disabled IEEE 802.11 Mode: 11g, 11b (High multicast rate)

Before setting up the Broadband Router, perform the following.

Set up the wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter Perform the required software installation and settings according to the instructions provided with your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter to make it operational.

Ethernet cable

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Switch`

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Cable modem or DSL modem

Use either connector.

Configure the Wireless Communication Settings on the Computer

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Wireless Broadband Router

Quick Start Guide Before reading this guide, be sure to read the Read This First supplement.

This guide describes the preparations and settings required to connect to the Internet using the Wireless Broadband Router.

The PCWA-AR800 consists of:

Broadband Router Unit PCWA-R1 Wireless LAN Access Point PCWA-A820

In this document, we refer to the Broadband Router Unit as the Router Unit and to the Wireless LAN Access Point as the Access Point.

The PCWA-AR800 can be used at frequency settings of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Change this setting as necessary. (By default, the PCWA-AR800 is set to 2.4 GHz.)

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Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

In this document, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and Microsoft Windows XP Professional are referred to as Windows XP.

Netscape is a registered trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation.

All other names of systems, products and services are trademarks of their respective owners.

In the document, the or marks are not specified.

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Procedure

6 Check

Display the Access Point Setup Page

Procedure

8 Check

Configure computer settings

PCWA-AR800

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Remove the rear cover by sliding it in the direction of the arrow.

This ID is used as the default network name (SSID).

z Hint The IP address 192.168.11.1 is the Router Unit factory default. If the Routers IP address has been changed, contact your network administrator.

The Router Unit Setup Page appears.

z Hint Clicking or displays Help.

The following procedures describe the setup process using Easy Setup.

Access Point Function Setup

Procedure

6 Check

Display the Access Point Setup Page

Click Scan.1

Access Points are searched for, and any discovered Access Points are displayed in the list.

Select the Access Point to configure, and click the Access Point Setup button.2

A user name and password input dialog box appears.

In the user name text box, enter admin, and then click OK.3

z Hint The default password is admin.

Leave the Password text box blank.

The Access Point Setup Page appears in a new window.

The Setup Completed window appears.

3 Close the Web browser.

Note

When you change the wireless settings, the connection to the Access Point is severed. After performing procedure 7, make sure that you perform procedure 8 to reestablish the connection.

Configure the Wireless Communication Settings on the Computer

Procedure

8 Check

Configure computer settings

Configure the wireless communication settings on the computer used for the setup to match the Access Point settings.

Configure the network name (SSID) and security settings on the computer to match those set in procedure 7.

z Hint Refer to the instructions of your wireless LAN PC card or Wireless LAN Converter for the setting method.

This completes the configuration.

Refer to Help for details about Wireless Broadband Router settings. To display Help, click or on the Router Unit Setup Page or the Access Point Setup Page.

Refer to the Read This First supplement for the following information: Safety information

Installation

Ethernet cable connection method

Reset to factory defaults

Factory default settings

Status Indicator indications

Procedure

5 Check

Configure the Router functions

Configure the Router functions of the Router Unit. The basic settings to connect to the Internet are described here. For details about the settings, refer to Help on the Router Unit Setup Page.

Specific information required to establish an Internet connection is normally provided by your Internet service provider when making the service contract. You may have to refer to this information when setting up the connection, so have the information at hand.

Note

Depending on your Internet service provider, you may not be allowed to connect a router type access point to your DSL or cable modem. Refer to the provisions of the contract with your Internet service provider for details.

Click Easy Setup.1

The Wireless Broadband Router setup wizard starts.

Follow the instruction on the screen to complete the setup.2

z Hint If the administrator password is configured in step 2 of the Easy Setup, a user name and password input dialog box appears.

Enter the administrator user name and password to proceed.

When setup is complete, the following screen appears.

Proceed to procedure 6 to configure the Access Point.

Procedure

7 Check

Configure the Access Point functions

The wireless functions are set in the Wireless Unit. The basic wireless connection settings are described here. For details about the settings, refer to Help the Access Point Setup Page.

Click Easy Setup.1

The Easy Setup Page appears.

Configure settings.2

1 Enter the network name (SSID). The network name (SSID) is an ID that serves to identify the wireless network. You should enter up to 32 characters. Permissible characters are letters, numbers, and symbols.

Note

Do not forget the network name (SSID).

2 Set Encryption (WEP) to Enable.

z Hint Encryption (WEP) encodes wireless communications and prevents unauthorized access to the network. The encryption key is the password required for WEP communications on an encrypted network.

3 Select Key Length.

4 Enter the encryption key, and re-enter it again at WEP Key (Confirmation) If you select 40 bits for the Key Length, enter up to five letters, numbers and symbols. If you select 104 bits for the Key Length, enter up to 13 letters, numbers and symbols.

Note

Do not forget the encryption key.

5 Select the IEEE 802.11 Mode.

Check that the settings are correct, and click Execute Setup.3 1 When finished making settings, click Next.

The Setup Confirmation window appears.

2 Check that the settings are correct, and click Execute Setup.

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When satisfied

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