v2.50 Software Access Point Installation
Instructions for Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0
Please select which operating system you are using:
Installing ZoomAir v2.50 Access Point Software
under Windows 95 and 98
Installing ZoomAir v2.50 in a Windows 95 or Windows 98 computer
is a two-step
- Inserting the ZoomAir card.
- Running the ZoomAir setup software.
Note: If you are installing ZoomAir on a computer that
has a previous version of ZoomAir installed on it, or if you
ever need to uninstall the ZoomAir PC Card, refer to the Uninstalling
Before you begin, download the
first of the two ZoomAir v2.50 Access Point Software self-extracting
files available on this web site, either to a disk or your
computer's hard drive, whichever you prefer.
Inserting the ZoomAir Card
- Make sure the computer is turned off.
- Insert the ZoomAir Card into the PC Card slot, being careful
that it goes in straight. The label with the ZoomAir logo
should be facing up. The card should slide in easily part-way
and then offer slight resistance as the pins are engaged. Do
not force the card.
Running the ZoomAir Setup Program
Follow these steps:
- Turn on the computer. When the setup program starts, click Next.
- You will be asked to type in a unique SSID (Service
Set Identifier), which is a name for your wireless network.
- If you are adding an access point to an existing
wireless network, or converting a client to an access
point, you can use the existing SSID.
- If this is a new installation and you are sure your
network will not be near any other ZoomAir wireless
networks, you can accept the default. Otherwise enter
a word or phrase.
This identifier must be the same for all computers
that will be in the same wireless network. Members
of your network should regard the SSID as a password
and keep it secret. The SSID is case-sensitive; you
must use capital and lower-case letters in the same
way for all ZoomAir units.
- The setup program will begin copying files. At some point
the program will ask you for the second of the two self-extracting
files downloadable from our web site. Do not change the path
information in this dialog box. Click Next.
- Once copying is complete, click Yes or Finish to
restart your computer.
you restart the computer, you should see an icon like the one
shown here in the system tray (at the right-hand end of the
taskbar). This icon may take several seconds to appear and
will be red or green depending on whether the ZoomAir PC Card
is linked with another client.
Adding IP Addresses
If your network uses the TCP/IP protocol and you are not using
DHCP, you need to add IP Addresses to the Network setup for
each ZoomAir Wireless LAN computer, including the access point.
For a wireless network that will connect to a wired network,
your network administrator can give you the addresses to use.
If you are setting up a wireless-only network with an access
point, you can set the IP address as follows:
- Go to Network Control Panel: Right-click on Network
Neighborhood and then on Properties.
- Click on the entry for TCP/IP -> Zoom Telephonics
802.11 - PCMCIA Adapter.
- Click on Properties and then on the IP Address tab
if it is not already selected. See the following illustration.
- Click on Specify an IP Address and then enter the IP
Address and Subnet Mask. For a private network
such as a LAN, you can use almost any numbers for the IP
Address. However, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
(IANA) has designated certain blocks of numbers for private
networks so that they do not conflict with Internet addresses.
Unless your network administrator tells you otherwise, you can
use the following:
IP Address - 192.168.0.1 for the access point,
192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.253 for the wireless clients.
Note that the first three groups of numbers (192.186.0) must be
the same for every member of the network and that the final number
(1 through 253) must be unique for each member of the network.
Subnet Mask - Use the same number, 255.255.255.0,
for all members.
- Click OK and then click OK in the Network dialog
box. If you are asked if you want to restart the computer,
click Yes. You may be asked for the installation CD
for the operating system; if so, insert the CD for the operating
system that matches the computer you are working on.
Removing the ZoomAir Card
If you ever need to remove your ZoomAir Card, do not simply
pull it from the PC Card slot. It is not hot-swappable.
Follow this procedure: In your computer's system tray,
click on the icon for PCMCIA devices. Follow the prompts to
stop your PCMCIA device. You may then remove the ZoomAir Card.
If there is no PCMCIA icon in the taskbar, shut down the computer
and turn off the power before removing the ZoomAir Card.