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HP Digital Home Networking - Installing the Wireless LAN PC Card (hn220w)

Before you begin
  1. Verify that all of the box contents are included.
  2. Confirm that the laptop computer has a CD-ROM drive, needed to install the Client Manager and driver from the installation and documentation CD-ROM.
Installing the Client Manager and driver
The Client Manager is an application used to verify the quality of the wireless network connection and to view or modify the configuration settings of the Wireless LAN PC Card. The Client Manager and driver must be installed before installing the Wireless LAN PC Card.
  1. Turn on the computer and insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
  2. The Setup screen appears asking What do you want to do?
      note:
    If the Setup screen does not appear, double click My Computer. Double-click the Compact Disc icon. Then double-click Start.exe to display the Setup screen. Enter your network name and then click NEXT.
  3. For instructions in English, click Install a Product. For non-English instructions, select a language from the drop-down menu and click Go.
  4. The Install a Product screen appears. Click Connect to a Wireless Network.
  5. The Connect to a Wireless Network: Overview screen appears. Click Identify settings.
  6. The Identify Settings: Type of Network screen appears. Select Access Point then click NEXT.
      note:
    Access Point is the most common setting. For other configurations, see the documentation on the CD-ROM.
  7. The Identify Settings: Network Name screen appears. Enter the network name and then click NEXT.
      note:
    The network name is also known as SSID, BSSID, or ESSID. Refer to the settings of wireless access point or gateway for network name. If you are using an HP Wireless Gateway or HP Wireless Network Access Point and you have not changed the default, the network name (SSID) is hpinvent.
  8. The Identify Settings: Security screen appears. If WEP encryption is not enabled on access point or gateway, leave the security settings as Off (default). If enabled WEP encryption, select On (Alphanumeric key) or On (Hexadecimal key). Then enter the WEP encryption key in the boxes provided.
      note:
    If you are using an HP Wireless Gateway and you have enabled WEP encryption, select On (Hexadecimal key). The encryption key can be found on the wireless tab of the Gateway Control Panel. See the User’s Guide on the HP Wireless Gateway (hn200w) CD-ROM for information about the Gateway Control Panel.
    The Encrypt data with selection is automatically set as Key 1. If a different key for the network is designated, select the appropriate key from the dropdown list.
    Then click NEXT.
  9. The Identify Settings: Advanced Settings screen is displayed. This screen enables you to turn the PC Card power management on or off. Power management slightly reduces card performance in exchange for enhanced battery life of the laptop computer.
      note:
    Power Management is automatically set to Off (default). To turn on power management, select On. After making a selection, click NEXT.
  10. The Connect to a Wireless Network--Overview screen appears. Click Install Driver and Client Manager. The computer operating system automatically finds and installs the correct driver and Client Manager from the CD-ROM.
  11. If the wizard asks permission to restart the computer, select Yes, then click Finish. If the wizard does not appear, restart the computer.
  12. When the computer restarts, continue with the instructions to install the Wireless LAN PC Card.
Installing the Wireless LAN PC card
  1. Verify that the computer is turned on and the CD-ROM is in the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
  2. Insert the Wireless LAN PC Card into the PC card slot on the computer.
  3. The computer operating system automatically recognizes the new Wireless LAN PC Card and confirms it with a confirmation message. If a Files Needed or Cannot find Driver screen appears, see the “Troubleshooting” section.
  4. The Add/Edit Configuration Profile screen appears. If you wish to customize your settings, see the documentation on your CD-ROM for instructions. If you do not wish to customize the settings, click OK. You are now ready to use your Wireless LAN PC Card.
Troubleshooting
If a Files Needed screen or Cannot find Driver screen appears when you insert the Wireless LAN PC Card, perform the following steps:
  1. Click Browse.
  2. Navigate to the CD-ROM drive and double-click Drivers.
  3. Double-click your computer operating system.
  4. Double-click PC_card (this step may not be needed with some operating systems).
  5. Double-click the driver name displayed.
  6. Click OK.
Accessing the Client Manager
A green Client Manager icon is automatically installed in the Windows System Tray. This icon is located in the recessed area at the right end of the Windows status bar. Double-click this icon to access Client Manager. Refer to the documentation on the CD-ROM for further instructions.
Figure : Client Manager icon in System Tray

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