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Uninstalling an Old Version of ZoomAir

We recommend you uninstall your old version to provide a clean platform for your upgrade and thus minimal system conflicts. There are three main steps in uninstalling ZoomAir:

  • Record your current network settings.
  • Remove the ZoomAir drivers.
  • Restore your network settings.

Record your Current Network Settings

When ZoomAir drivers are removed from the computer, certain network settings are lost. Follow these steps to create a record of your settings to use as a guide in restoring the settings.

    1. Click on Start | Run. Type the following command:
      Windows 95/98: winipcfg /all /batch \ipconfig.txt
      Windows NT 4.0: winipcfg /all > \ipconfig.txt
      and press Enter or click on OK.
    2. This will create a text file, ipconfig.txt, in the computer's root directory. The file will contain information about the computer's IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and other current information about network settings.

      Double-clicking on the filename in Windows Explorer will allow the file to be viewed in Notepad or Wordpad and printed out for future reference in re-entering network settings.

Remove the ZoomAir Drivers

Follow these steps to uninstall the ZoomAir drivers.

    1. Click on Start | Settings | Control Panel. In the Control Panel, double-click on the Add/Remove Programs icon.
    2. Scroll down to and highlight the ZoomAir entry. Click on the Add/Remove button. Follow the instructions on-screen.
    3. After the uninstall is complete, you can remove the ZoomAir PC Card from its slot.

Restore your Network Settings

Uninstalling ZoomAir drivers may also delete some of your network settings. If you are installing another ZoomAir device, the installation procedure should take care of restoring the settings. If you are installing another networking device, you can restore the settings in the Network control panel.

You may first want to print out the information you recorded in the ipconfig.txt file. Then consult the Windows Help file for detailed instructions for setting up networks; look in the Help Index under Networks and Setting up.

Installing v2.3X ZoomAir Client Drivers for Windows 95 and Windows 98

Installing your ZoomAir Wireless PC Card in a Windows 95 or Windows 98 computer is a three-step process:

  • With your PC off, insert the card (assumed already installed).
  • Install the drivers.
  • Run the ZoomAir setup software.

Note: If you are installing ZoomAir on a computer that has a previous version, first see "Uninstalling An Old Version of ZoomAir". Be sure to record your previous SSID, channel, and WEP information as needed.

Install the Drivers

    • Turn on the computer. As the computer starts, an installation Wizard will ask you for a diskette.
    • Insert the first floppy diskette (labeled Disk 1) in the appropriate drive. Click on Next. Windows will scan the computer's drives and report that it has found the driver. Click on Finish.
    • You may be asked for Computer and Workgroup information if you do not already have a network installed in this computer. The Computer name should be unique; the Workgroup name should normally be the same for everyone on the LAN.
    • The Wizard may ask you for a file, LaunchAp.Exe, on the Windows installation disks. This program is located on your ZoomAir diskette. In the location text box, simply type the drive letter of your ZoomAir diskette (typically a:). Click on OK.
    • The Wizard may ask you once again for a Windows installation diskette or the Windows installation CD. If so, insert the diskette or CD and type in its location. Be sure to use the Windows installation software that came with this particular computer. Click on OK.
    • At the end of this process, you may be asked to restart the computer. Do this, even if you are not asked to:
      • Shut down the computer. Remove any floppy diskette that may be in the drive; then restart the computer.

    Run the ZoomAir Setup Program

    As the computer restarts, you will be taken through the steps to run the ZoomAir setup program. Follow these steps:

    • You will be asked to insert the ZoomAir installation Disk 1 from the set of installation floppies. Insert the diskette as needed and click on Retry.

    • The ZoomAir Setup program will start. Click on Next to continue.

      You will be asked to select the setup you prefer. Click on ZoomAir 802.11 Client Software and then click on 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 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. If reinstalling ZoomAir, use the SSID as previously established.

    • Select a network mode when the setup program prompts for it. Your two choices are AdHoc and Infrastructure. Choose AdHoc unless you are installing a client in an infrastructure network.
    • The Setup program will start copying files onto the computer's hard drive. You will be asked at some point to insert Disk 2. (Do not change the path information in this dialog box.)

      You may be asked for the Windows installation CD. If so, insert the CD that came with this particular computer. Copying files from the Windows CD may take some time.

    • A Network Configuration dialog box may appear briefly. Do not enter information into it; the Setup program will take care of this.
    • Depending on your configuration, you may see other screens, including a Network Settings Change box asking you to restart the computer.

      Ignore these screens; they will appear and disappear on their own. Wait for the Setup Complete message, which will prompt you to restart the computer. Click on Yes. Then remove any diskette in the floppy drive and click on Finish.

    After the computer has restarted, you should see an icon for the ZoomAir Card in the system tray (at the right-hand end of the taskbar). The icon may take several seconds to appear; it looks like a small computer monitor. If this is the first ZoomAir Card you have installed, the icon will be red.

    Repeat this installation for the second ZoomAir Card. If you have accepted the default settings, the two cards should begin to communicate. You can verify this because the icon in the system tray will turn green. (The change in color may take several seconds.)

    As you add each new ZoomAir Card to a computer, it should join the wireless LAN and display a green icon in its system tray.

Installing v2.3X ZoomAir Client Drivers for Windows NT 4.0

Installing your ZoomAir Wireless PC Card in a Windows NT 4.0 computer is a three-step process:

  • With your PC off, insert the card (assumed already installed).
  • Confirm the PC Card device has been initiated.
  • Install the drivers and run the ZoomAir setup software.

Note: If you are installing ZoomAir on a computer that has a previous version, first see "Uninstalling An Old Version of ZoomAir. Be sure to record your previous SSID, channel, and WEP information as needed.

Note: NT Service Pack 4 or later is recommended for the ZoomAir PC Card.

You are now ready to have Windows NT install the drivers for your ZoomAir PC Card. Follow these steps:

Confirm the PC Card Device has been Initiated

    1. Turn on the computer. Log in as a user with Administrative Privileges, such as Administrator. When Windows NT has finished starting up, click on Start | Settings | Control Panel | Devices.
    2. Look for PCMCIA in the table. Confirm PCMCIA has been "started". If not, activate in this table by choosing "Boot" or "Automatic" as a column option.

Install the Drivers and Run the ZoomAir Setup Software

    1. Log in as a user with Administrative Privileges, such as Administrator.
    2. Insert Disk 1 in its corresponding drive. Click on Start | Run and type in d:\zoomair\zoomair.exe, where d is the letter of the drive.
    3. The ZoomAir Setup program will start. Click on Next to continue.
    4. Licensing information will appear for you to read and accept.
    5. You will be asked to type in a unique SSID (Service Set Identifier), which is a name for your wireless network.
      • 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. If restalling ZoomAir, use the SSID as previously established.

    6. Your next option will be to select a network mode when the setup program prompts for it. Your two choices are AdHoc and Infrastructure. Choose AdHoc unless you are installing a client in an infrastructure network. If Infrastructure mode is chosen, a second dialog box will ask if you will be using the Internet. Answering "No" will result in only in the NetBeui protocol being added. Answering "Yes" will result in TCP/IP being added.
    7. A file default destination folder will appear; use the Browse function if you wish to change it.
    8. You will then be prompted to place Disk2 in the floppy drive. DLLs, utility and driver files are then copied over automatically.
    9. Next, the Zoom Telephonics 802.11 Adapter Setup will display:

      Make sure the box next to PCMCIA Card is checked.

      Important! Select an IRQ and Memory Base that will not cause system conflicts. The DS Channel that is to be used in your wireless LAN can also be set at this time.

      The Mode is set automatically. Depending on a previous installation, the Serial Number might first appear as "XXXX….". Recall that the SSID was previously set.

      Click Continue to install the appropriate Adapter and Protocol.

    10. To adjust the Bindings, you will need the Windows installation CD. Place it in the CD drive, verify the path shown and click on Next.
    11. As a final step, you will be prompted to prompt you to restart the computer. Remove any diskette in the floppy drive and click on Finish.
    12. As the computer restarts, log in as a user with Administrative Privileges, such as Administrator.

After the computer has restarted, you should see an icon for the ZoomAir Card in the system tray (at the right-hand end of the taskbar). The icon may take several seconds to appear; it looks like a small computer monitor. This icon may be red or green depending on whether the ZoomAir PC Card is linked with another client.

You may see a message that at least one service failed to start. This is normal; simply click on OK.

Confirming Settings

    1. Double-click on the Network icon.
    2. If Infrastructure Mode and planned Internet Use were selected during installation, choose the Protocol tab. Double click on TCP/IP to confirm the assigned entry Zoom Telephonics 802.11 PC-AP Adapter and associated IP addresses. Click OK to close.
    3. Click on the Adapter tab. Highlight Zoom Telephonics 802.11 PC-AP Adapter. Click Properties. The Adapter Properties dialog box will appear. I/O, IRQ, Memory Base, Mode, Serial Number, SS ID and Channel will all be displayed. Settings should match those selected during installation.
    4. The Microsoft TCP/IP Properties dialog box will appear. The entry Zoom Telephonics 802.11 - PCMCIA Card should be in the Adapter box. I/O, IRQ, Memory Base, Mode, Serial Number, SS ID and Channel will all be displayed. Settings should match those selected during installation. (The originally displayed serial number 'XXXX…" should now be replaced with the correct selection.) Click OK to close.
    5. Choose the Binding tab. Choose Show Bindings for all adapters. Inspect listing by clicking on the "+" sign next to the individual bindings Click Close when review is completed. You will be prompted to restart your computer if any changes were made.
 

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