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Uninstalling An Old Version Of ZoomAir

There are three main steps in uninstalling ZoomAir:

  • Recording your current network settings
  • Removing the ZoomAir drivers
  • Reinstalling Network Settings

Recording Current Network Settings

When ZoomAir drivers are removed from the computer, certain network settings are lost. The following steps 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.

Uninstalling 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.

Reinstalling 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 v2.30e 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".

Installing the Drivers

    1. Turn on the computer. As the computer starts, an installation Wizard will ask you a diskette.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

Running the ZoomAir Setup Program

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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. A Network Configuration dialog box may appear briefly. Do not enter information into it; the Setup program will take care of this.

    7. 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 up to 30 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 V2.30e 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)
  • 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.

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:

Log-In

    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.

    2. Double-click on the Network icon.

      Because you are upgrading, a network should have been previously installed on this computer, you will thus see a Network dialog box with tabs. Go to Installing on an Existing Network below.

Installing on an Existing Network

    1. In the Network dialog box select the Adapters tab. Click on Add.
    2. In the Select Network Adapter dialog box, click on Have Disk. In the Insert Disk dialog box, type the letter of the drive you are installing from (typically a:\ for floppy diskette installation) and click on OK.
    3. The Select OEM Option dialog box will appear. Make sure Zoom Telephonics 802.11 - PCMCIA card is selected and click OK. The drivers will be updated; you may be asked to insert the Windows NT installation CD.
    4. Zoom Telephonics 802.11 Adapter Setup will display:

      Check the box next to PCMCIA Card.

      If the IRQ Level is 9, change it to another number.

      The other settings, especially Mode, SSID, and DS Channel, do not need to be changed at this point. They will be set in the ZoomAir Setup program below.

      Click on Continue.

    5. Click on the Protocols tab. Make sure the protocols IPX, IP, and NetBEUI are checked. If they are not, click on their check boxes to check them. (Your network may not need all of the protocols, but installing all of them ensures that your wireless LAN will work with any of them. If you discover any that you definitely do not need, you can delete them later in the Network control panel.)

    6. You will be returned to the Network dialog box. Zoom Telephonics 802.11 - PCMCIA card should be in the Network Adapters list. Click on Close.

    7. The Microsoft TCP/IP Properties dialog box will appear. The entry Zoom Telephonics 802.11 - PCMCIA Card should be in the Adapter box. If it is not, click the down arrow and scroll down to it.

    8. Click on Specify an IP Address and enter the following:

      IP Address-192.168.0.n, where n is any number from 1 to 253. The number you substitute for "n" must be unique for each computer on the network. You may want to keep a list as you go.

      Subnet Mask-Use the same number, 255.255.255.0, for all computers on the network.

      Click on OK. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click on Yes.

At this point you should reinstall your latest NT Service Pack. This ensures that any Service Pack files that were overwritten in this installation will be restored to the latest version.

The PC Card installation is complete. Continue with Running the ZoomAir Setup Program below.

Running the ZoomAir Setup Program

The ZoomAir Setup program will provide initial configuration for your ZoomAir PC Card. Follow these steps:

    1. Log on to the computer as Administrator.

    2. Insert the ZoomAir 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.

      You will be asked to select the setup you prefer. Click on ZoomAir 802.11 Client Software and then click on Next.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. A Network Configuration dialog box may appear briefly. Do not enter information into it; the Setup program will take care of this.

    8. 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.

    9. As the computer restarts, log on 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 up to 30 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.

 

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