When you install and use your Laird Wi-Fi module or card in a computing device, that device can communicate to a computing network using the IEEE 802.11 protocols that the radio supports
Note: If you are using a miniature compact flash (MCF10G or MCF10AG) radio module, SDIO (MSD10G, MSD10AG, or MSD30AG) radio module, or PCI Express mini card (PE15N), contact Laird Technologies for hardware installation information and assistance.
When you install and use your Summit radio module or card in a computing device, that device can communicate to a computing network using the IEEE 802.11 protocols that the Summit radio supports:
For details on the capabilities of Summit products, click here.
Summit provides the following software for its radios that runs on the computing device that houses the radio:
V3.03 of Summit software runs on the following operating systems:
Your Summit radio module is Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® and certified for Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX):
For an overview of CCX: http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr46/pr147/partners_pgm_concept_home.html.
For details on the features in CCX V4 for ASDs: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/765/ccx/versions_and_features.shtml.
Before you can use a Summit radio, you or your device manufacturer must install Summit software and the radio in your computing device. If you are performing the software and hardware installation, then you will need the following:
This process involves the following four steps:
Note: Summit recommends that you install the software before you install the hardware. If you insert the card in your device before you install the software, the Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears and you must select Cancel to cancel the Hardware Wizard.
Summit software is in a .cab file (the software equivalent of a "file cabinet") which contains all software components including the device driver and the Summit Client Utility (SCU).
To install the Summit software, perform these tasks:
Once you have installed the Summit software, you must install the Summit radio module or card into a CF or PCMCIA slot.
Note: Instructions on installing a Summit radio module in an internal slot (within a device) are available only to device manufacturers.
To install a 20G, 22G, or 22AG Series radio card, insert the card in an external card slot.
To install a 10G Series or 10AG Series radio module in an external slot, you must complete two types of connections:
Note: The standard approach is to install the module in the device first and then connect the antenna(s). If the antenna connectors on the radio are not visible when the radio is inserted, then you need to connect the antenna(s) before installing the radio in the external slot.
To connect the antennas, follow the instructions below for the applicable module:
10G module - There are two antenna connectors.
Single antenna: Connect it to the main antenna connector, which is located to the right of the auxiliary connector. Set the Rx Diversity and Tx Diversity global settings to Main Only (see the user's guide).
Two antennas for diversity: Connect the primary antenna to the main antenna connector and the secondary antenna to the auxiliary antenna connector, which is located to the left of the main connector.
Figure 1: 10G Module
10AG module - There are four antenna connectors: two for the 5 GHz (802.11a) band and two for the 2.4 GHz (802.11b and 802.11g) band, with the 2.4 GHz connectors located to the right of the 5 GHz connectors.
Single antenna for each band: Connect it to the main antenna connector for each band, which is located to the right of the auxiliary connector. Set the Rx Diversity and Tx Diversity global settings to Main Only (see the user's guide).
Two antennas for each band for diversity: In each band, connect the primary antenna to the main antenna connector and the secondary antenna to the auxiliary antenna connector.
Figure 2: 10AG Module
To configure how your device will obtain an IP address on Windows CE or Windows Mobile, perform the following tasks:
You can configure radio and security settings, monitor performance and activity, and troubleshoot issues with the radio module using any of the following:
To run SCU:
To configure the radio for your wireless network:
To connect to your wireless network, go to the Main window and select the created profile.
After completing an administrator login to the utility, a user can perform these additional tasks:
SCU provides a graphical user interface for access to all of its functions. Access to these functions also is available through an SDK that an application programmer can use to enable another utility to manage the radio.
To initialize SCU:
To run SCU, double-click the SCU icon.
SCU includes the following five windows: Main, Profile, Status, Diags (or Troubleshooting), and Global. Refer to the User's Guide for more complete information.
Figure 3: Main Window
Profile settings are radio and security settings that are stored in the registry as part of a configuration profile. When a profile is as the active profile on the Main window, the settings for that profile become active. An administrator can define up to 20 profiles, edit them, and delete them on the Profile window in SCU.
Note: Profile changes made on the window are saved to the profile only when you click Commit.
Unless it is modified, the Default profile does not specify an SSID, EAP type, or method of encryption. If the Default profile is the active profile, then the radio will associate only to an access point that broadcasts its SSID and requires no EAP type and no encryption.
To cause a Summit radio to connect to a typical business WLAN, you must select a profile that specifies the SSID, EAP type, and encryption type supported by the WLAN:
Note: Consult the User's Guide for details on all profile settings, including security settings.
Figure 4: Profile Window
The Status window provides status information on the radio.
Figure 5: Status Window
The Diags window provides status information on the radio.
Figure 6: Diags Window
Global settings include:
An administrator can define and change most global settings on the Global window in SCU.
The default setting for each global setting ensures reliable operation in most environments. Consult the User's Guide for details on all global settings.
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