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Release Notes for Cisco Aironet Client Utilities 2.22 and Driver 2.30 for Windows CE 2.11
This document contains the following sections:
This document describes system requirements, upgrade procedures, and caveats for the following releases of Cisco Aironet client adapter software:
•Release 2.22 of the Cisco Aironet client utilities for Windows CE 2.11 devices only
•Release 2.30 of the Cisco Aironet client adapter driver for Windows CE 2.11 devices only
The client utilities, driver, and help files are released together in a single file entitled WinCE211-PCMCIA-LMC-v223.exe (for Windows CE 2.11 devices only). This release resolves the caveat listed in the "Resolved Caveats" section.
Client utility release 2.22 and driver release 2.30 can be used only with Cisco Aironet 350 Series Wireless LAN Client Adapters (PC cards and LM cards) and a Windows CE Handheld PC (HPC) device with an ARM, StrongARM, MIPS, SH3, SH4, or x86 processor that is running Windows CE 2.11.
Note This release should operate with Cisco Aironet 340 and 4800 series cards; however, official testing was not conducted with these cards.
Upgrading to a New Client Utility and Driver Release
This section describes how to upgrade to client utility release 2.22 and driver release 2.30 on a
Windows CE 2.11 device.
Note The client utilities and help files are installed with the driver.
Uninstalling the Current Driver and Client Utilities
Cisco recommends that you uninstall the existing driver and client utilities for your client adapter before upgrading to a more recent release. This section provides instructions for uninstalling your client adapter's current driver and client utilities. The instructions vary depending on your client adapter's current driver release.
Uninstalling Driver Release 1.40
Step 1 Terminate any Cisco Aironet applications running on the Windows CE device and eject the client adapter.
Step 2 Tap Start > Programs > Cisco > Cisco Aironet Uninstall. The Cisco Aironet Uninstall screen appears.
Step 3 Check the Uninstall Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter check box.
Step 4 Tap OK. The utility informs you that the adapter has been uninstalled. The registry entries (but no files) are removed.
Step 5 Delete the aironet.dll driver file and the following help files from the \Windows directory of the Windows CE device: AuthType.htm, CEM.htm, Cisco Setup.htm, ClieName.htm, DataRate.htm, DHCP.htm, InfrStru.htm, LEAP.htm, LeapLogin.htm, PSMode.htm, SSID.htm, TxPowe.htm, WEP.htm, and WorldMode.htm.
Step 6 Delete the following client utility files, which are probably in the \Windows\Programs\Cisco directory on the Windows CE device: Aironet Client Utility.exe, Cisco Aironet Uninstall.exe, Cisco Link Status.exe, Client Encryption Manager.exe, Client Statistics Utility.exe, Load New Firmware.exe, and Site Survey Tool.exe.
Step 7 Delete the Cisco directory from \Windows\Programs.
Step 8 Go to the "Loading a New Driver and Client Utilities" section below for instructions on loading the new driver and client utilities.
Uninstalling Driver Release 1.50 or Later
Step 1 Eject the client adapter and remove it from the Windows CE device.
Step 2 Tap Start > Settings > Control Panel > Remove Programs.
Step 3 Tap Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter.
Step 4 Tap Remove.
Step 5 When asked to verify your decision to remove the adapter, tap Yes.
Step 6 Tap OK. The driver, client utilities, registry entries, and Cisco directory are removed.
Step 7 Go to the "Loading a New Driver and Client Utilities" section below for instructions on loading the new driver and client utilities.
Loading a New Driver and Client Utilities
Follow these steps to install driver release 2.30 and client utility release 2.22 for your client adapter.
Step 1 Make sure that the client adapter is removed from the Windows CE device.
Step 2 Use a serial or USB cable to connect your Windows CE device to a laptop or PC running Microsoft ActiveSync. A message appears on the Windows CE device indicating that it is connecting to the host. After the Windows CE device is connected, the New Partnership window appears on the laptop or PC. This window asks if you want to set up a partnership.
Note Cisco recommends that you install the latest release of ActiveSync.
Step 3 Perform one of the following:
•If you want to establish a partnership that allows you to synchronize files between the laptop or PC and the Windows CE device, choose Yes, click Next, and follow the instructions on the screen to specify the files to be synchronized and to finish setting up the partnership.
•If you do not want to synchronize files and want to connect as a "guest," choose No and click Next. The screen indicates that you are connected as a guest.
Step 4 Use your laptop or PC web browser to access the following URL:
Step 5 Click Option #2: Aironet Wireless Software Display Tables.
Note You can download software from the Software Selector tool instead of the display tables. To do so, click Option #1: Aironet Wireless Software Selector, follow the instructions on the screen, and go to Step 10.
Step 6 Click Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters.
Step 7 Find the section for Windows CE client adapter drivers and utilities.
Step 8 Click the link for Windows CE 2.11.
Step 9 Click the WinCE211-PCMCIA-LMC-v223.exe file.
Step 10 Read and accept the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement.
Step 11 Click the WinCE211-PCMCIA-LMC-v223.exe file to download it.
Step 12 Save the file to the hard drive of your laptop or PC.
Step 13 Use Windows Explorer to locate the saved file.
Step 14 Double-click the WinCE211-PCMCIA-LMC-v223.exe file. The application creates an Install directory under the ActiveSync directory, extracts the .cab files contained in the *.exe file, and copies them to the Install directory.
Step 15 Click Next to start the Windows CE Application Manager (CeAppMgr). CeAppMgr interrogates the Windows CE device to determine its processor type.
Note If a Windows CE device is not connected to the laptop or PC (as instructed in Step 2), click Exit to quit the setup program and connect a Windows CE device or click Next to continue the installation. If you choose Exit, click OK to shut down CeAppMgr and start again beginning with Step 1. If you choose Next, a message appears indicating that the software will be downloaded the next time a mobile device is connected. Click OK. The next time a Windows CE device is connected to the laptop or PC through ActiveSync, CeAppMgr starts automatically, and you are prompted to install the software.
Step 16 When a dialog box appears asking if you want to install the client adapter using the default application installation directory, click Yes. The default directory is \Windows\Programs\Cisco.
A message and a progress bar appear indicating that the client adapter is being installed. The driver and help files are copied to the \Windows directory, and the client utilities are installed in the \Windows\Programs\Cisco directory. Shortcuts to ACU and CEM are automatically added to the desktop.
Step 17 When the installation process is complete on the laptop or PC, a message appears asking you to check the screen of the Windows CE device to see if any additional steps are required to complete the installation. Click OK to terminate the installation process on the laptop or PC.
Step 18 Complete any required steps on the Windows CE device.
Step 19 Disconnect the Windows CE device.
Step 20 Insert the client adapter into the PC card slot of the Windows CE device.
The Windows CE device should configure the client adapter, and the green LED on the adapter should blink. If this does not happen, remove the client adapter, reset the Windows CE device, and reinsert the client adapter.
Step 21 The Cisco Wireless LAN Adapter Settings dialog box appears. If the dialog box does not appear, tap Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network > the Adapters tab > the Cisco Aironet wireless LAN adapter > Properties.
Step 22 Perform one of the following:
•If your device is connected to a DHCP server, choose Obtain an IP address via DHCP or Use server-assigned IP address and tap OK.
•If your device is not connected to a DHCP server, choose Specify an IP address or Use specific IP address and follow the steps below:
a. Enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address you want to assign to your device. They can be obtained from your system administrator.
b. Tap the Name Servers tab and enter the primary and secondary DNS and WINS you want to assign to your device. They can be obtained from your system administrator.
c. Tap OK.
Step 23 Double-tap the Cisco ACU icon or tap Start > Programs > Cisco > Aironet Client Utility to open ACU.
Step 24 Choose SSID under Property. Enter your RF network's case-sensitive SSID in the Value box.
Step 25 Choose Client Name under Property. Enter your Windows CE device's unique client name in the Value box.
Step 26 Choose Data Rates under Property. Make sure that Auto is chosen in the list of options in the Value box.
Step 27 Tap OK. The driver and client utility installation is complete. If the installation was successful, the client adapter's green LED blinks.
Note Refer to the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows CE (part number OL-1375-02) for information on configuring your client adapter.
This section describes resolved and open caveats for client utility release 2.22 and driver release 2.30 for Windows CE 2.11.
The following caveat is resolved in client utility release 2.22 and driver release 2.30.
•CSCec35979—CE driver runs out of resources
The CE driver runs out of resources, which results in a loss of network connectivity.
The following are known caveats for client utility release 2.22 and driver release 2.30.
•CSCdw03461—Overlapping icons in the Cisco folder
After you install the driver and client utilities, the icons for the utilities overlap in the Cisco folder.
•CSCdv50211—Incorrect error message displays if ActiveSync is not installed on the laptop or PC
If you double-click the WinCE211-PCMCIA-LMC-vxxx.exe file to install the latest release of the Windows CE driver and client utilities but ActiveSync is not installed on the laptop or PC to which the Windows CE device is connected, a message appears indicating that the ceutil.dll file cannot be found. However, the message should read, "Windows CE Services not found on this computer. Setup cannot continue and will now exit."
Click OK to acknowledge the message and terminate the installation utility. Then install ActiveSync on the laptop or PC and start the driver installation procedure again.
Note ActiveSync can be obtained from the CD that shipped with your Windows CE device, from the device manufacturer, or from Microsoft; however, Cisco recommends that you install the latest release of ActiveSync.
•CSCdx17502—Client adapter not found after Symbol device suspends and resumes
After some Symbol devices are suspended and resumed, ACU indicates that the installed client adapter is not found. To resolve this issue, reset the Symbol device.
•CSCin13763—Windows CE devices fail to get an IP address
When an HP Jornada or Compaq iPAQ 3800 device with MIC and WEP enabled is turned off and on again, it fails to get an IP address from the DHCP server.
•CSCin13768—Windows CE device hangs after client adapter is removed
If a Cisco Aironet 4800B client adapter is removed from an HP Jornada device after a firmware upgrade or downgrade, the system hangs and the Power button becomes inoperable. To resolve this issue, reset the Windows CE device.
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