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Wireless access to the Internet for devices with Ethernet connectors
The Wireless LAN Converter PCWA-DE80 (hereafter referred to as the Wireless LAN Converter) is designed to allow devices such as desktop computers or printers equipped with Ethernet connectors to become part of a wireless network. Notes
Configuration with the Quick Setup Switch
When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300, you can use the Quick Setup switch to configure it. When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to another type of access point, see â€śConfiguration with the Utility Softwareâ€ť overleaf.
Connect the Wireless LAN Converter to the device that you want to use for wireless communication
1 Connect the Wireless Unit and Power Unit. 2 Connect the Power Unit to the computer or other device capable of wireless communication using
an Ethernet cable.
3 Connect the Power Unit to an AC outlet using the power cord.
Complete the access point setup
Refer to the documentation provided with your access point for details about how to complete the setup. If your access point data encryption (WEP or WPA-PSK) is not configured, we strongly suggest that you configure it before proceeding. Note
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Wireless LAN Converter
(2.4 GHz/5 GHz IEEE 802.11a/b/g)
â€¢ Only use an Ethernet cable to connect the Wireless LAN Converter to the Ethernet device. â€¢ The Wireless LAN Converter does not function as an access point. â€¢ When setting up the Wireless LAN Converter without the Quick Setup switch, a computer running the Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system is required. â€¢ Only one device can be connected to the Wireless LAN Converter. You cannot use a hub to connect to several devices.
Quick Start Guide
Before reading this guide, be sure to read the â€śRead This Firstâ€ť supplement. This guide provides an overview of the Wireless LAN Converter PCWA-DE80 features and the necessary configuration.
If the security settings of your access point use WPA or IEEE 802.1X, you cannot configure the PCWA-DE80.
Connect the PCWA-AR800/PCWA-AR300
1 Connect the Wireless Unit of the Wireless LAN Converter to a Wireless Unit/LAN connector of the
Router or similar
Ethernet cable (not included)
PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 Router Unit.
Wireless LAN Converter Access point
2 Connect the AC adapter to the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 and the power outlet.
Wireless LAN Converter
Wireless Unit cable
3 Press the power switch to turn on the AC adapter.
Router Unit of the Wireless Broadband Router PCWA-AR800/PCWA-AR300 (PCWA-R1) Wireless Unit of the Wireless Broadband Router PCWA-AR800/ PCWA-AR300 (PCWA-A820/A320)
The Wireless LAN Converter does not have a power switch.
The Wireless LAN Converter also allows computers equipped with Wireless LAN Converters to communicate directly when using the Peer to Peer Network connection mode, without using a wireless LAN access point. The Access Point Network connection mode settings are described in this document. Refer to Help for information about the Peer to Peer Network connection mode settings.
When the Status indicator of the Wireless LAN Converter changes to white when you connect the wireless communication device, configuration is complete.
If you want to reset the Wireless LAN Converter, see â€śReset to Factory Defaultsâ€ť, overleaf.
Configuring the Wireless LAN Converter with the Quick Setup switch
You can use the settings of the Sony Wireless Broadband Router PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 to automatically configure the hardwired (Ethernet) Wireless LAN Converter by using the Quick Setup switch. The access point sends the following to the Wireless LAN Converter.
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For details about the Wireless LAN Converter setup, refer to the Help.
To display Help Click the â€śStartâ€ť button, point to â€śProgramsâ€ť (when using the Windows XP operating system, point to â€śAll Programsâ€ť), point to â€śWireless LANâ€ť, and then click â€śConverter Setup Helpâ€ť. To display Help for the Wireless LAN Converter Setup Page Click or on the Wireless LAN Converter Setup Page.
The connections above are used in configuring the Wireless LAN Converter with the Quick Setup switch. For details about connections to use the Wireless LAN Converter in wireless communication, see procedure 4.
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â€¢ Network name (SSID) â€¢ Security settings
Wireless LAN security
Making security settings for the wireless LAN is extremely important. Sony assumes no responsibility for any security problems that may arise from the use of the wireless LAN.
Perform quick setup
Wait until the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300, and the Wireless LAN Converter starts. Press the Quick Setup switch of the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 Wireless Unit for at least one second.
When the Status indicator on the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 starts flashing red, it has entered Quick Setup standby mode.
When you unpack the unit, make sure that all the following items are present. â€¢ Wireless Unit â€¢ Power Unit
Configuring the Wireless LAN Converter
You can configure the Wireless LAN Converter by performing one of the following.
â€¢ With the Quick Setup switch
When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to the Wireless Broadband Router PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300, you can use the Quick Setup switch to configure the Wireless LAN Converter. For details, see â€śConfiguration with the Quick Setup Switchâ€ť.
â€¢ With the utility software
â€¢ Power cord When the Wireless LAN Converter is connected to an access point other than the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300, you cannot use the Quick Setup switch to configure the Wireless LAN Converter. For details, see â€śConfiguration with the Utility Softwareâ€ť overleaf.
Quick Setup switch
â€¢ CD-ROM (Setup disc) â€¢ Read This First â€¢ Quick Start Guide (this document) â€¢ Troubleshooting Guide â€¢ Limited Warranty
You can use the utility software to configure the Wireless LAN Converter even if it is connected to the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300.
â€¢ The Wireless LAN Converter only remains in Quick Setup standby mode for 30 seconds. â€¢ Press the Quick Setup switch one more time for at least one second to cancel the procedure.
In this document, each procedure is preceded by a box. Before proceeding to the next procedure, confirm that you performed all the necessary tasks by ticking the box. Example:
Press the Wireless LAN Converter Quick Setup switch for at least one second.
When the Status indicator on the PCWA-AR800 or PCWA-AR300 stops flashing red and the Wireless LAN Converterâ€™s begins flashing white, quick setup is complete.
Disconnect the power cord of the Wireless LAN Converter to turn it off.
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