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TECOM WL5020i User Manual

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Category: Computer Hardware
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WLAN Cardbus Adapter 

User’s Manual 

Version 1.0 


March 2003 

©2003 by TECOM CO., LTD. All rights reserved. 

Printed in Taiwan 











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Table of Contents 


Package Contents and Trademark(s)--------------------- 3 

Software Installation ---------------------------------------- 3 

TECOM WLAN Utility Tool -------------------------------4 

1. General -------------------------------------------------- 4 
2. Advanced ------------------------------------------------ 5 
3. Statistics  -------------------------------------------------  6 
4. Site Survey ---------------------------------------------- 7 
5. Encryption ---------------------------------------------- 8 

Troubleshooting ---------------------------------------------- 9 

Specifications ------------------------------------------------- 10 

Technical Support ------------------------------------------- 10



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Package Contents 

The package you have received should contain the following items: 


Wireless LAN PC Card 


CD ROM containing Driver, Utility Software and User’s Manual 


Quick Installation Guide 




 and Registered Trademark(s)



TECOM and the TECOM logo are trademarks of TECOM CO., LTD.   

Microsoft, Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. 

Other brand and product names may be registered trademarks or 

trademarks of their respective holders.



Software Installation 

1.  Insert the original CD (packed with the product) into CD-ROM reader, wait for 

automatic pop-up window and then double-click “setup” to proceed with the 

2.  After the installation process is complete, re-start your notebook PC. Insert TECOM 

WLAN PC card into Cardbus slot. A new hardware wizard will pop up and guide you 
to install drivers in your system. 

3.  A tray icon shown as below should be seen at this time.   


4.  The icon of WL5020i should be in green when the PC card is connecting to a 802.11b 

Access Point. Double click the icon first from right to bring up TECOM WLAN Utility 





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TECOM WLAN Utility Tool 

After clicking the icon second from left on the above icon-tray, TECOM WLAN Utility 
Tool window will be shown as following, 






















Please click on the tabs on the top of the screen to configure. 

1. General Tab 

Network Type: There are two types of Network you can set 


 (Access Point) – this will work only with an existing AP 


 (Peer-to-Peer) – this is an 802.11 compatible ad-hoc mode. All stations with 

the same SSID are connected peer-to-peer. No AP is needed. 

SSID: Stations which link together should be set to the same SSID 

Desired Rate: Unless you definitely know the rate you can get, always select 
“Automatic Rate”. 

Profile: To save the above setting into a profile, change the profile name and click 
“Save” button.    Or press “Delete" button to delete a profile. 

Status: This section shows the current link information of Network, Signal Strength and 



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Link Quality 
Network Address: This section shows the current Network status such as MAC address 
(Wireless Card), DHCP (Enable or not), IP address, Subnet Mask address, Gateway 
Address and DNS server address. 

2.  Advanced Tab: Choosing the 



option, you can change advanced 

configuration settings, such as the 

Power Saving mode

Preamble Type

Fragmentation Threshold

, and 

RTS/CTS Threshold

. The following figure shows 

the recommended configuration for the advanced settings.





























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3.  Statistics Tab: This option enables you to view the available statistic information (Total 

Packet Number, Error Packet Number, FER-Frame Error Rate, Throughput). In order 
to reset or update this statistics list, press the 







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4.  Site Survey Tab: By choosing the 

Site Survey


option, you can scan all channels to find 

all access points within the range of your card. In order to update this list, press the 


 button. If you want to link to an AP in this list, Double-click on it. The 

application will jump over to 



screen and show all the parameters of the 

connection newly established.   



















































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5.  Encryptions Tab: This section let you set specify one WEP key to use. If you decide to 

use encryption, choose one of the available 4 WEP keys and the 

“Encryption Key 


. You also have the option to select the 

“Authentication Type (Open 

system/Shared key)”

. To activate the change, press 


 button at the bottom of 

the screen. 





































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1.  Adapter Installation Problems 

If your computer cannot find the TECOM Wireless Cardbus Adapter or the network driver 
is not installed correctly, check the followings, 


Make sure the adapter is securely inserted in the Cardbus slot. when you insert the 
wireless adapter into the notebook’s slot, a click should be heard if the adapter is 
properly inserted. Check for any hardware problems, such as physical damage to the 
card connector. 


Try the card in another CardBus slot. If this also fails, test your computer with another 
TECOM wireless LAN cardbus that is known to operate correctly.




Diagnostics utility



Make sure your computer is using the latest BIOS. 


If there are other network adapters in the computer, they may be causing conflict, 
remove all other adapters from the computer and test the wireless adapter separately. 


Check for a defective computer Cardbus slot.    Try the adapter in another computer 
Cardbus slot that is known to operate correctly. 


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Data Rate


11, 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps,   

Auto Fallback




IEEE 802.11b


Operating Range


Up to 100m indoors   

Up to 350m outdoors


Radio Signal Type


CCK   – 11, 5.5 Mbps 

DQPSK – 2Mbps 

DBPSK – 1Mbps


Input Voltage


3.3 V




Built-in side-stem antenna


LED Indicator




Host Interface


68-pin connector to Cardbus slot


Operating Temperature


0-50 C (32 – 140 F) 


Storage Temperature


0-70 C (32 – 158 F)



5 to 80%    (non-condensing) 






Technical Support 

If you are still experiencing problems after reading Product User’s Guide and the 
Troubleshooting section, you may either contact our technical support at: 


OR, simply click our URL address 


 to go to our company website 

and check the latest version and other information about the product and/or software.






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