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Gigaset USB Stick 108 / englisch / A31008-M1038-R101-1-7619 / cover_front.fm / 02.06.2005

Schablone 2004_12_27

Gigaset USB Stick 108 / englisch / A31008-M1038-R101-1-7619 / USB_Stick_108IVZ.fm / 02.06.2005

Contents

Safety precautions. 3 Notes on secure operation. 3 The Gigaset USB Stick 108. 4
Wireless LAN basics. Local Area Network (LAN). Ad-hoc network. Infrastructure network. Security in wireless networks: encryption. WEP encryption. WPA encryption. Range of wireless communication via a WLAN. 6 6
Installing the Gigaset USB Stick 108. 7
System requirements. 7 Contents. 7 Notes on positioning the network adapter. 7 Status display. 7 Installing the software. 8 Connecting the Gigaset USB Stick 108. 10 Installing driver software. 11 Checking installation. 12 Checking connection quality. 13
Configuring the Gigaset USB Stick 108. 14
The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor. Opening the monitor. Deactivating Autostart. Operating Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor. Closing the monitor. Configuration. Configuration General. Configuration Security. Configuration Profile. Status. IP settings. Site Monitor. Info. 34
Deinstalling the Gigaset USB Stick 108. 35
Deinstalling the software. 35 Completing deinstallation. 35
Updating device drivers. 36
Glossary. 37 Appendix. 44
Troubleshooting. Specifications. Software. Hardware. Authorisation. Disposal. Customer service (Customer Care). Guarantee certificate (United Kingdom). Guarantee certificate (Ireland). 52

Index. 54

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Safety precautions

u The Gigaset USB Stick 108 can affect medical equipment. Therefore, you should pay
attention to the technical conditions of the corresponding environment. Gigaset USB Stick 108 to somebody else.
u Make sure you include the user guide and the CD-ROM when you pass on your u Under no circumstances try to use a damaged device. If in doubt, please contact our
service department, see the chapter "Customer service (Customer Care)" on page 50.
Notes on secure operation
When you have installed and configured the Gigaset USB Stick 108 on your PC, you should perform security settings on the wireless network:
u Change the SSID for all of the wireless devices within your network
(see "SSID (Service Set Identifier)" on page 18). u Encrypt the communication over your wireless network (see "Configuration Security" on page 21).
Trademarks Microsoft, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. Super G is a registered trademark of Atheros Communications, Inc. Note: Trademarks and trade names used in these instructions are intended only to describe the operating steps and this use does not imply that they are freely available. Trademarks and trade names are the property of the corresponding holder of the rights.
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u 64-bit mode u 128-bit mode

WPA encryption

WPA is a new standard-conformant solution for greater security in wireless networks. WPA is meant to replace the existing WEP standard (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and offers more reliable encryption and authentication methods. With your Gigaset USB Stick 108, you can use WPA encryption regardless of the operating system used. WPA encryption is particularly recommended where the highest security is required.
Range of wireless communication via a WLAN
The range is up to 300 m in the open. In buildings, the maximum range is up to 30 m. The operating environment, the nature of the rooms and building may reduce the range considerably. You can boost the range of your wireless network by placing a repeater, e.g. a Gigaset WLAN Repeater, at the limit of its range. The device also supports the XR technology (eXtended Range). This can be used to increase the range. Conversion to the XR mode is performed automatically at a respectively weak signal and when the partner station is also XR capable.
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Installing the Gigaset USB Stick 108

System requirements

For operation, you will require:
u a PC with at least 466 MHz and one of the following operating systems:
Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP
u 64 MB RAM, more working memory is recommended u at least 30 MB free hard disk space u a free USB port u a CD-ROM drive or a DVD drive
The package contains the following components:
u a Gigaset USB Stick 108, u a CD-ROM containing installation and configuration software, detailed user guide,
Adobe Reader to read the user guide and the document "Gigaset WLAN. Tips for use", u a Quick Installation Guide.
Notes on positioning the network adapter
Choose the location of the PC where the Gigaset USB Stick 108 will be connected so that there are the fewest possible obstacles to the radio waves. Protect the Gigaset USB Stick 108 from dampness. The PC with the Gigaset USB Stick 108 should not be placed in the immediate vicinity of other electronic equipment. Items of electrical equipment can mutually affect each other, the radio waves may impair the function of other devices. If your PC with the Gigaset USB Stick 108 is located under a desk or in a housing, the range of the wireless network can be affected. For the best possible range, we recommend placing the PC centrally in an open location so that the USB is facing its connection partner or is at a right angle to it.

Status display

The Gigaset USB Stick 108 has an LED display for connection to the network: LED is off The Gigaset USB Stick 108 does not have a connection to a wireless network.
LED is on The Gigaset USB Stick 108 does have a connection to a wireless network continuously and is ready to transfer data. LED flashes The Gigaset USB Stick 108 is sending or receiving data.

Click on Finish.

The installation is finished and your PC will be restarted.

Checking installation

If installation was successful, you can now use the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor. With the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor you can configure your Gigaset USB Stick 108 and create a connection to other network adapters or an Access Point. The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is represented by an icon in the status area of the taskbar, this icon shows you if there is a connection to a connection partner and the quality of the connection. In a wireless network using only Siemens Gigaset products and where the standard settings were used (e. g. no encryption), the connection to an Access Point is established automatically during installation. The following may be displayed in the status area of the taskbar: The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor icon is not displayed.
First try to open the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor
manually, see the chapter "Opening the monitor" on page 14.
If this fails, then something went wrong during installation.
Deinstall the software, see the chapter "Deinstalling the
software" on page 35.
Then install the software again, see the chapter
"Running installation" on page 8. The icon is displayed in the taskbar with a red ball above the icon: The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is installed; the Gigaset USB Stick 108 has not been inserted or has been inserted wrongly.
Check the USB connection.
The icon is displayed in the taskbar, with a red cross above the icon: The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is installed and active; there is no connection to the local network.
Turn to the chapter "Configuring the Gigaset USB Stick
108" on page 14. The icon is displayed in the taskbar, with a green ball above the icon: The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is installed and active; there is already a connection to the local network. The number of bars displayed in the icon shows the connection quality. You are advised to read the chapter "Notes on secure operation" on page 3.
Displaying QuickInfo for the connection If you point the mouse over the icon in the taskbar, you will see a small window that displays the connection properties.

The following properties are shown:
u SSID (Service Set Identifier) in the Connection line u the transmission rate (in Mbps) in the Speed line u the transmission quality (in %) in the Link Quality line
If there is no connection, you will see a red cross over the icon and in QuickInfo, Disconnected is displayed.
Checking connection quality
The Adapter Monitor icon changes gradually depending on the current connection quality. The better the connection quality, the higher the transmission speed. With reasonable to poor connection:
If possible, move your PC closer to the connection partner for greater field strength.
No WLAN available (red cross over bar) There is no WLAN within range of your Gigaset USB Stick 108 that you could connect to.
Check the configuration of the Access Point and adjust the
Gigaset USB Stick 108 settings accordingly. Or
Change your location to reduce the distance to a connection

partner.

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Configuring the Gigaset USB Stick 108
The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor
You can use the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor to configure and monitor your Gigaset USB Stick 108.

Opening the monitor

In the standard setting, the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is opened automatically in the background when you launch your PC. The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor icon is displayed in the status area of the task bar.
Double-click on the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor icon in the status area of the
taskbar to open the monitor user interface. Or
Right-click on the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitoricon in the status area of the
taskbar. In the pop-up menu, you will see the available tabs and the Exit option. and display this tab directly. Use the Exit option to close the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor.
In the pop-up menu, click on the appropriate tab to open the monitor user interface
If you do not see the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor icon in the status area of the taskbar, you will have to run the program first:
In the start menu, click on Start Programs Gigaset USB Stick 108
Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor. This launches the program. The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor icon is displayed in the status area of the task bar.
Configuring the Gigaset USB Stick 108 Deactivating Autostart
The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor is opened automatically every time you launch your PC. If you do not need the monitor all the time, you can deactivate Autostart.
Select Start Programs Autostart. Right-click the Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor entry. Select Delete to remove the link to Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor from Autostart.
Now that the monitor is no longer opened automatically when you launch your PC, you will have to open it manually when you need it.

Activating security options In the Configuration Security tab, the default security mode is Disabled. You can use this to register on all wireless networks which do not use encryption for data transfer. If you would like to register on a wireless network where the registration is checked and data transfer is encrypted, you must activate the security options of your Gigaset USB Stick 108.
Select the security mode in the Security pop-up window:
WPA-PSK (see page 23) WEP (see page 24) WPA-PSK offers greater protection for your network than WEP. You should therefore use WPA-PSK for registration if all components in your network support this. The following are available for networks with authentication servers: WPA If WPA is used for authentication in your network, you must select the parameters according to the settings for the network. Contact your administrator. A window opens to configure the mode.

WPA-PSK

WPA-PSK can be operated with TKIP protocol or the new AES standard, depending on which standard is supported by the Access Point.
In the Encryption field, select the required encryption method (TKIP or AES).
Remember that when selecting encryption, two connection partners must use the same type of encryption.
In the Pre-shared Key (PSK) field, enter the key you would like to use for
registration on the network. Note that all components in a network must use the same Pre-shared Key (PSK) to be able to communicate with each other. If you would like to register on a network in Infrastructure mode, first define a PreShared Key (PSK) on your wireless router for your network. Then use this for all remaining components in your network. You can find more information in the user manual for your wireless router.
Click Apply to accept the changes.
For the Authentication Type, select the default setting Open. The Shared setting
is normally only used in networks with authentication. Contact your administrator for more information.
In the Key Length field, select the required length of the WEP key.
Note that all components in a network must use the same key length to be able to communicate with each other. Use a key of length 128 bit, if all network components support this. This offers greater protection for the data in your network.

In the Key Type field, select the character format for creating keys:
HEX The keys are entered as hexadecimal characters. Please only use the digits 0 to 9 and the letters A to F when entering. For a key with length of 128 bits, 26 hexadecimal characters are used, and for a key with length of 64 bits, 10 hexadecimal characters are used. ASCII The keys are formed from characters of the ASCII character set. For a key with length of 128 bits, 13 characters are used, and for a key with length of 64 bits, 5 characters are used.
After selecting key length and key type, you can use either a passphrase to generate your key automatically, or manually enter the key:
u Generating keys with a passphrase
For encryption, you can use a passphrase from which the required keys are generated automatically.
Activate the Use Passphrase option.
You can enter up to 260 characters.
This activates the appropriate entry field.
In the Use Passphrase field, enter any sequence of characters as the passphrase.
Please remember: u All connection partners must use the same passphrase for encryption.
u Make a note of your passphrase and store it in a secure place.
After entering the passphrase, you can jump to the next step and save your changes.

u Creating keys manually

In the fields Key 1 to Key 4, you can enter up to four keys. The length of the keys entered is determined by the settings in the fields Key Length and Key Type.
Enter at least one key in one of the four text fields.
Please remember: All connection partners must use the same key for encryption.
In the Default Key field, select one of these four created keys with which data
transfer on your PC is to be encrypted.
The security options of your Gigaset USB Stick 108 have now been activated.
Configuring the Gigaset USB Stick 108 Configuration Profile
Selecting a profile The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor can manage several configuration profiles for your Gigaset USB Stick 108. If you want to use your PC in different wireless networks, for example, you can create several profiles and adjust them to the requirements of the corresponding networks. When changing networks, you only have to choose the appropriate profile for registering your PC in the new network. The Gigaset USB Stick 108 always uses the settings for the profile displayed in the Profile field. Note: After installation, the DEFAULT profile contains common settings. Creating a profile
Click next to the field Profile on New.

This opens a dialogue for entering a profile name.
Enter a name for the new profile and confirm your entry with OK. The maximum
length of the profile name is 29 characters. Note: To make it easier to recognise them again, it is advisable to use an "illustrative" name for the profiles. A suitable name for a profile could be the location of the wireless network. The valid settings are still shown.
Adjust the settings to the requirements of the network environment. Click on Save.

Selecting a profile

This saves your configuration as a new profile. The selection in the Profile field is expanded to include the new profile name.
Open the selection in the Profile field. Click on the profile name you want.
This activates the selected profile and displays it in the Profile field.
Click on Apply to activate the selected profile.

Editing a profile

In the Profile field, select the required profile. Make the required changes to the settings. Click on Save.
This saves your changes in the selected profile. Please remember: Save updates the selected profile. The old settings are overwritten and are no longer available.
In the Profile field, select the profile you want to delete. Click on Delete.

Deleting a profile

The name of the selected profile is removed from the selection in the Profile field. The settings in this profile are now lost.
Note: The DEFAULT profile can be changed, but not erased.

Status

The Status tab provides information about the status of the wireless network your PC is connected to via the network adapter:
u The left-hand pane shows the valid settings for the active configuration profile. u The right-hand and lower panes show the statistics for the past data transfer.
SSID Network Mode Transmission Rate Channel Transmission Mode Authentication Security
Shows the ID for the network environment (see "SSID (Service Set Identifier)" on page 18). Shows the structure of the network environment (see "Operating mode" on page 18"). Shows the current transmission rate in Mbps (see "Transmission rate" on page 19). Shows the channel used for radio transmission (see "Channel" on page 19). Shows the WLAN standard used for data transmission (see "Transmission mode" on page 20). Shows the Authentication Type (see "WEP" on page 24"). Shows the encryption method (see "Configuration Security" on page 21).

Received Packets

Shows how many data packets have been received on your PC from connection partners in the current WLAN since the connection was set up. Shows how many data packets have been sent to connection partners in the current WLAN from your PC since the connection was set up. Shows the quality of the wireless connection. The graphic display of the connection quality is supported with a percentage figure and an evaluation of the signal (Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor). Shows the strength of the radio signal of the wireless connection. The graphic display of the signal strength is supported with a percentage figure and an evaluation of the signal (Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor).

Sent Packets

Link Quality

Signal Strength

IP settings
The IP Settings tab provides you with all the information relevant for using your PC in the network (LAN and WLAN). There are two buttons for updating and releasing your PC's WLAN address. A graphic display in the lower section of the tab shows the process of data traffic over the WLAN.

IP Address

Shows the Internet Protocol address with which your PC is registered to the WLAN. As a rule, the IP address is assigned to your PC by the DHCP server coordinating the PC's access to a network, in a WLAN for example the Access Point's DHCP server. Computer name entered for your PC during installation of the operating system. Shows the physical address of your network adapter. Shows the value of the subnet mask that defines the address block of the IP address. For example, the value 255.255.255.0 shows that the network address is formed by the first three blocks of the IP address. The last block is for the PC addresses in this network. The number of IP address blocks used for PC addressing depends on the size of the network and hence the number of connected PCs.
Host Name MAC Address Subnet Mask

DHCP Server

Shows the IP address of the system which provides the DHCP server for the automatic addressing and coordination of the connected PCs. Shows the IP address of the system that enables access to a superior network, for example a connection to the Internet.

Gateway

Updating the IP address
Click on Renew IP Address to connect your PC to a WLAN network.
The network adapter checks whether there is a DHCP server available within its radio range whose settings are compatible with those of the active configuration profile. If this is the case, the DHCP server responds to the query by assigning an IP address that your PC can use to exchange data over the new network.

Releasing the IP address

Click on Release IP Address to deregister your PC from the current WLAN.
Your PC is deregistered at the DHCP server and is no longer available to the WLAN connection partners. The DHCP server can assign the IP address allocated to your PC to a new connection partner.
Network utilisation The diagram in the lower section of the IP Settings tab shows the network utilisation achieved between the connection partner and your PC. Divided into data received and data sent, the actual transmission rates are shown and compared with the theoretical transmission rate available on this WLAN. The percentage values are updated continuously in the diagram.

Site Monitor

The Site Monitor tab provides a comprehensive overview of the connection partners available via the visible SSID. One click reads in a list with all the relevant information on the potential connection partners. If you want, you can set up a connection to one of the connection partners shown directly from the list.

Reading in the list

Click on Scan to search the network environment for potential connection partners.
This creates a list of the currently available connection partners.
Click on Scan again to update the displayed list.
Note: Depending on the response time of the various connection partners, updating the list may take 1-2 minutes.
The list shows the following parameters for each connection partner:
Shows the connection partner's ID (see "SSID (Service Set Identifier)" on page 18).
BSSID (MAC Address) Shows the connection partner's physical address (Basic Service Set Identifier). In networks with Infrastructure mode, the BSSID corresponds to the MAC address of the Access Point. Channel Security Shows the radio channel the connection partner uses to transmit data (see "Channel" on page 19). Shows whether radio traffic to the connection partner is encrypted (see "Configuration Security" on page 21). If this is the case, you will see a key icon. Shows the signal strength of the radio traffic between your PC and the connection partner as a percentage (see "Signal Strength" on page 29). Shows the connection partner's current transmission mode (see "Transmission mode" on page 20). Shows whether the Access Point's XR function (eXtended Range) is active. This function is activated if a range is too large to establish a connection. It increases the range and decreases the transmission rate. Shows the connection partner's current network mode (see "Operating mode" on page 18).

Signal

Transmission Mode XR

Network Mode

Establishing a connection
Double-click in the list on the connection partner with which you want to establish
a connection. This connects your PC to the connection partner.
Note: If your network adapter's active configuration profile is not compatible with the connection partner's settings, for example the encryption has not been set correctly, you will first see the Configuration Security tab:
Change the settings required for the connection.

Select a saved profile.

Then the connection will be set up automatically.
The About tab provides the version number of the software installed on your PC. The Internet address takes you directly to the company's product page containing the latest information and software updates for your network adapter.
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Deinstalling the Gigaset USB Stick 108
You may have to deinstall the Gigaset USB Stick 108:
u If an error occurred during installation. u The Gigaset USB Stick 108 is not working properly and the problem cannot be
rectified (see the chapter "Troubleshooting" on page 44).
u You have acquired a newer version of the Gigaset USB Stick 108 and the operating
instructions of the new device recommends deinstalling the older version. disk and working memory.
u You no longer need the Gigaset USB Stick 108 and want to free up space on the hard
Deinstalling involves the following steps: 1. First deinstall the software for the Gigaset USB Stick 108. 2. Then deinstall the hardware. 3. Complete deinstallation.
Deinstalling the software
To deinstall the software for the Gigaset USB Stick 108 from your PC:
Close all running programs. Select Start Programs Gigaset USB Stick 108 Gigaset USB Stick 108

Deinstall.

Confirm the security prompt for deinstallation with OK.
The software and all the drivers will now be removed from your PC.
Do not restart your PC until you have also removed the hardware.
Note: If you restart the PC before removing the Gigaset USB Stick 108, Windows will automatically start its hardware recognition program. If this happens, close automatic hardware recognition by clicking on Cancel.

WLAN Wireless LAN Wireless LANs enable network components to communicate with a network using radio waves as the transport medium. A wireless LAN can be connected as an extension to a wired LAN or it can form the basis for a new network. The basic element of a wireless network is the cell. This is the area where the wireless communication takes place. A WLAN can be operated in ad-hoc mode or infrastructure mode. WLAN is currently specified in standard IEEE 802.11. The Gigaset USB Stick 108 complies with Standard 802.11g. WPA Wireless Protected Access WPA is a new standard-conformant solution for greater security in wireless networks. WPA is meant to replace the existing WEP standard (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and offers more reliable encryption and authentication methods. WPA-PSK Wireless Protected Access Pre-Shared Key WPA-PSK is a form of authentication in wireless network that allows users to define their own key. This key must then be used by all connection partners for WPA authentication. XR technology eXtended Range XR technology increases a WLAN's range and ensures better coverage of the area in the home or office network. When activated at the Access Point, this function can increase the range to the network adapters.
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Appendix

Troubleshooting
Problem Drivers not found. Causes and remedies A WLAN or LAN adapter may have been installed on your PC already. It is possible that the drivers are being looked for in the wrong installation path.
Enter the path name for the drivers manually. The drivers
Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor icon does not appear in the taskbar. are stored in CD-ROM:\Installation\Gigaset USB Stick 108\Driver The Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor software or the device driver were not installed properly or the device has been deactivated in the device manager.
First check in the device manager of the control panel
The PC does not recognise the Gigaset USB Stick 108. The connection quality is poor, or there is interference
whether the device exists and has been activated. If not, activate it. If it is not there, uninstall the software and install it again as described in the chapter "Installing the Gigaset USB Stick 108" on page 7. The Gigaset USB Stick 108 is not properly in the socket.
Check to see if it is loose and push it in properly if necessary. Check in the device manager of the Windows operating
system whether the USB socket has been activated or not. If not, activate it. Increase the distance between your Gigaset USB Stick 108 and the device causing the interference. installed and the device causing the interference are connected to the power supply via different sockets.
Make sure that the PC in which the Gigaset USB Stick 108 is Do not place your PC with the Gigaset USB Stick 108 near

microwave devices or devices with wireless video-audio transmission, e.g. room monitors such as baby alarms, or near large metal objects. Ask your dealer or an experienced radio technician for advice.

Problem

Causes and remedies If you cannot set up a connection between your PC with the Gigaset USB Stick 108 and another wireless network adapter, this may be due to a number of causes: The PC you want to connect to has not been powered up.
The connection is not set up at all or not properly.

Power up the PC.

The transmission speed set does not match that of the partners in the network. speed. If this is the case, change to "Auto" (infrastructure mode). You are working in an ad-hoc network and a different radio channel is being used. The wrong mode has been set (infrastructure or ad-hoc mode). The SSIDs of the devices that are to communicate with each other are different. partners with network adapters for wireless operation. Different encryption is being used. Changes in the configuration are not applied by your PC. The IP address or the subnet mask is wrongly configured.
Check whether you have set a particular transmission
Select the correct radio channel. Select the correct mode.
Make sure that the same SSID is used for all connection Select the same encryption on all devices. Reboot your PC.
It takes a long time to set up a connection
correctly configured in the IP Settings tab. As a rule, it is necessary to assign static IP addresses when operating a network in ad-hoc mode. Depending on the environment and the devices, setting up a connection may take a while.
Make sure that the IP address and the subnet mask are
Click on Scan on the Site Monitor tab or double-click on the

network in question.

Causes and remedies If you cannot establish a connection between your Gigaset USB Stick 108 and an Access Point, try one or more of the following:
You cannot establish a connection to the Access Point
Make sure that the physical connection of the Access Point

operates reliably.

Make sure that the same SSID is used for the Gigaset USB
Stick 108 and the Access Point.
Check whether the security settings configured for the
Gigaset USB Stick 108 match those for the Access Point, e.g. the same key for WEP encryption. other security measures, e.g. by a MAC filter or filter for IP addresses.
Check whether your access to the Access Point is blocked by Make sure that the IP address and the subnet mask are
Installation cancelled under Windows 2000
correctly configured in the IP Settings tab. As a rule, it is necessary to assign dynamic IP addresses when operating a network in infrastructure mode. If the following error message appears when installing the Gigaset USB Stick 108 under Windows 2000: "1608: Unable to create InstallDriver instance" and the installation is cancelled, the cause is that the Microsoft Network Client component is missing. To install the Microsoft Network Client:

Select Start Settings Control Panel
Network and Dial-up Connections.
Right-click on LAN Connection, and select Properties. Then click on the following Install Client Add
Client for Microsoft Networks OK. The Microsoft Network Client component is now installed.
Restart your PC to apply the change. Install the software, see the chapter "Installing the Gigaset
USB Stick 108" on page 7.
The data transfer rate seems too low
If possible, position your PC with the Gigaset USB Stick 108
closer to the Access Point or remove any visible obstacles.

Causes and remedies

Re-align the aerials of the Access Point. Change the transfer rate from AUTO to a fixed value if

necessary.

Change the transmission mode of the Gigaset USB Stick 108

to 802.11g if necessary.

Try another channel. Make sure that the channel setting is
The Gigaset USB Stick 108 does not work properly
changed on the Access Point first. You have checked all of the causes specified above, and still no communication is possible.
XR mode does not work All measures had no effect
chapters "Deinstalling the Gigaset USB Stick 108" on page 35 and "Installing the Gigaset USB Stick 108" on page 7. This functionality will become available with the new software to be launched around September 2005. Download the new software from the Siemens website (see below), if necessary. It is possible that there is a fault in the software. Check our website at www.siemens.com/gigasetusbstick108 to see if a newer version of the software is available. Proceed as has been described in the chapter "Updating device drivers" on page 36.
Uninstall the software and install it again as described in the

Specifications

The specifications are subject to change.

Software

Compliance with standards Operating modes Security properties IEEE 802.11b/802.11g Ad-hoc mode Infrastructure mode Support of SSID network identification for security Support of data encryption using the WEP algorithm (64 bit/128 bit) WPA-PSK encryption WPA, 802,1x Further security settings for routers (filter for MAC addresses, firewall etc.) Monitor for configuration and monitoring Dynamic configuration 1 LED display for connection and transmission status Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP

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Pocket-size USB Stick for Wireless Networking

Product Highlights

High Speeds, Extended Ranges The Siemens Gigaset USB Stick 108 is a handy pocket-size adapter that provides high-speed wireless networking for a subscribers desktop or laptop computer. This compact device supports Atheros Super G and Extended Range (XR) technology for connection speeds up to 108Mbps and wider transmission ranges while in XR mode. The high-speed performance of the WLAN adapter provides the ability to quickly transfer les. Networking Options The Gigaset USB Stick 108 is optimized for use with other Gigaset routers providing a fast and consistent connection to the entire home environment. This WLAN adapter is compatible with existing 802.11g/ b products, and can be used in the home, work or public networks. Like other Gigaset home networking products, the USB Stick 108 can be used in peer-to-peer mode, for connecting directly to other wireless enabled computers, or client mode for communicating with other users through an access point or router. Simple Installation and Conguration The Gigaset USB Stick 108 provides an easy to follow installation and conguration software guide with windows-based instructions. This WLAN enabler is also pre-congured for use with other Gigaset routers and provides the same user-interface setup. The USB Stick 108 supports WPA and WEP security for enhanced data encryption.

Features and Benets

Wireless USB stick for PCs and laptops Wireless Internet access Fast wireless networking with up to 108 Mbit/s (Super G mode) Wider transmission range in XR mode Wireless video/audio transmission through access point Easy to install and congure Pre-congured for use with Gigaset routers Ad-hoc mode for instant PC-networking Multi-language software, online help and documentation Supplemental manual with practical tips Design format like a cigarette lighter

Gigaset USB Stick 108

Technical Specications

Standards Compliance

Wireless LAN backward compatible with IEEE802.11g and IEEE802.11b Wireless LAN WiFi certied USB V2.0, compatible with USB V1.1 (reduced data rates) Operating Systems: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
Security and Firewall Features
64 / 128 bit WEP encryption WPA-PSK, WPA (TKIP, AES) SSID
Physical Environmental Features

Routing and Bridging

TCP/IP UDP
Management and Monitoring
Pre-congured for usage with other Gigaset products (e.g. Gigaset SE551 WLAN DSL/cable) Conguration and administration via Gigaset WLAN adapter monitor Web-based user interface available in multi-languages Installation wizard for easy setup Power management (power-saving mode) Conguration prole management Trafc monitor Radio interface can be deactivated Ad-hoc network mode for instant PC-networking Data Rate: 108 Mbit/s down to 250 Kbit/s (auto fallback) Frequency band: 2.400 2.4835 GHz (ISM), DSSS spreading CCK, OFDM modulation down to 250 Kbit/s (XR) Channel bonding in Super G mode Transmission power below 100 mW
Dimensions and Weight: L 85 mm (incl. cap) x W 27 mm x H 9.5 mm; 25 g Color: silver Temperature RangeOperating: C; Storage: -C Humidity: 5% to 90% (non-condensing) Coverage Range: Up to 300m outdoors; Up to 30m indoors (even higher rates due to XR mode) 1 - internal antenna
Visual LED Indicators Certications
WLAN LED indicating link status and activity CE certication in compliance with R&TTE guidelines

Wireless

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