Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Wireless LAN Client Adapters Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows, OL-1394-07
Chapter 3 - Installing the Client Adapter
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Installing the Client Adapter

Table Of Contents

Installing the Client Adapter

Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software

Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software on Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, Me, or XP

Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software on Windows NT

Verifying Installation

Deciding How to Configure Your Client Adapter
(Windows XP Only)

Selecting Among Several Installed Client Adapters


Installing the Client Adapter


This chapter provides instructions for installing the client adapter's firmware, driver, utilities, and security modules.

The following topics are covered in this chapter:

Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software

Verifying Installation

Deciding How to Configure Your Client Adapter (Windows XP Only)

Selecting Among Several Installed Client Adapters

Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software

This section enables you to install or upgrade Cisco Aironet client adapter firmware, drivers,
utilities, and security modules from a self-extracting executable file named Win-Client-802.11a-b-Ins-Wizard-vxx.exe, where xx represents the version number.

Follow the instructions below to install or upgrade client adapter software on a computer running Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, Me, or XP. If your computer is running Windows NT, follow the instructions on page page 12.


Caution The Install Wizard automatically upgrades client adapter firmware to the version included in the Install Wizard file. Both of the client adapter's LEDs light continuously while the firmware upgrade occurs. Do not eject the client adapter while the firmware is being upgraded.


Note If you are installing or upgrading to versions of client adapter software that do not use the Install Wizard file, refer to version OL-1394-04 of this manual for installation, configuration, and operation instructions.



Note If you experience any problems during installation, refer to Chapter 10, for a list of installation error messages.


Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software on Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, Me, or XP

Follow the steps below to install or upgrade client adapter software components on a computer running Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, Me, or XP.


Note Windows Me and XP come with a driver that is installed automatically the first time you insert a PC, LM, or PCI card. Follow the procedure below to upgrade this driver to the latest one available.



Step 1 Use your computer's web browser to access the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml

Step 2 Select 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, select Option #1: Aironet Wireless Software Selector, follow the instructions on the screen, and go to Step 6.


Step 3 Select Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters.

Step 4 Under Aironet Client Adapter Installation Wizard (For Windows), select 802.11a/b (CB20A, 350 Series, 340 Series).

Step 5 Select the Install Wizard file with the greatest version number.

Step 6 Read and accept the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement.

Step 7 Select the file again to download it.

Step 8 Save the file to your computer's hard drive.

Step 9 Follow the instructions in Chapter 9 to insert the client adapter into your computer, if it is not already inserted. The instructions are different for PC cards, PC-Cardbus cards, and PCI cards.


Caution Do not eject your client adapter at any time during the installation process, including during the reboot.

Step 10 If a driver is not currently installed for your client adapter, the Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears. Click Cancel.

Step 11 Find the Install Wizard file using Windows Explorer, double-click it, and extract its files to a folder.


Note To extract the files, click Browse on the WinZip Self-Extractor screen, select the folder in which you want the files to be placed, and click OK and Unzip. After the files are extracted, click OK to close the screen.


Step 12 Close Windows Explorer. The Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard screen appears (see Figure 3-1).

Figure 3-1 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard Screen

Step 13 Select one of the following options on the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard screen and click Next:


Note To ensure compatibility among software components, Cisco recommends that you perform an express installation. If you perform a custom installation, Cisco recommends that you install all components.


Express Installation/Upgrade (recommended)—Silently installs the client adapter firmware, drivers, client utilities, and security modules using the default values listed in Table 3-1.

Custom Installation/Upgrade—Enables you to specify which software components are installed and to change the default values of certain parameters.

Step 14 If a message appears indicating that you may be required to restart your computer at the end of the installation process, click OK.


Note If you click Cancel, the installation process terminates.


Step 15 If you selected an express installation, go to Step 17. If you selected a custom installation, the Custom Installation screen appears (see Figure 3-2).

Figure 3-2 Custom Installation Screen

Step 16 Follow the steps below to make selections on this screen.

a. Make sure a check mark appears beside every software component that you want to install. For every component that is checked, the Install Wizard will install its version of that component. Every component that is not checked will remain as it currently is on your system.


Note Click the + sign beside the Security Modules option to reveal the available security components.



Note Some components are dependent on others. Therefore, when you select or deselect these components, the settings of other components may change. A dependency notice appears when this occurs.


b. Click the + sign beside each component to view additional parameters. The current value of each parameter appears in the Value field.

c. To change the value of any parameter, click its current value in the Value field. A screen appears that lets you change the existing value.

d. Enter or select a new value and click OK. Table 3-1 describes each component and its parameters and lists any default value.

Table 3-1 Software Components and Their Parameters 

Component or Parameter
Description

Firmware

Installs the firmware version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Disable Firmware Checking

The Disable Firmware Checking parameter affects the firmware that is bundled with the driver, not the firmware that is included in the Install Wizard. This parameter controls whether the driver (whenever it loads) installs the firmware with which it is bundled.

Note The driver loads each time you insert a client adapter or reboot your computer.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Disable Firmware Checking
Description

Yes

Prevents the driver from installing the firmware with which it is bundled, enabling the client adapter to retain its current firmware version.

No

Causes the driver to install the firmware with which it is bundled if that firmware is newer than the firmware that is currently installed in the client adapter.

Note The Disable Firmware Checking parameter is functionally equivalent to the Automatically Load New Firmware When NDIS Driver Is Updated parameter on the ACU Preferences screen. The parameter that is set last is the one that governs how the driver behaves. Refer to the "Preventing the Driver from Upgrading the Firmware" section for additional information.

Note The Disable Firmware Checking parameter is available in Install Wizard version 1.1 or greater.

Drivers

Installs the driver version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Aironet Client Utility

Installs the ACU version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Installation Path

Determines the path where the ACU software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new path.

Default: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Aironet Client Utility

Program Folder

Determines the program folder where the ACU software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new folder name.

Default: Cisco Systems

Place Icon on Desktop

Causes the installation program to add an ACU icon to your computer's desktop to provide quick access to the utility.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Allow Non-Administrator Users to Save Settings to the Registry

Enables users without administrative rights to modify profiles in ACU and save them to the registry on computers running Windows 2000 or XP.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Note This option is not available for Windows 98, 98 SE, and Me because these versions of Windows do not support different classes of users.

Aironet Client Monitor

Installs the ACM version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Installation Path

Determines the path where the ACM software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new path.

Default: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Aironet Client Monitor

Program Folder

Determines the program folder where the ACM software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new folder name.

Default: Cisco Systems

Auto Start

Determines whether ACM starts automatically every time Windows boots.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Note If you select No, you can later activate ACM by using Windows Explorer to find the path where the ACM software is installed and double-clicking ACUMon.exe.

Start After Install

Determines whether ACM starts automatically after ACM is installed.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Note If you select No, you can later activate ACM by using Windows Explorer to find the path where the ACM software is installed and double-clicking ACUMon.exe.

Program Feature Overrides

Determines which ACM components are enabled. If any components are not selected now and you later want to use them, you must run this installation program again and enable them.

Components: See the table below

Options per component: Enable or Disable

Default per component: Enable

Component
Description

About Box (Help)

Displays the ACM version number and enables you to access the online help.

Exit Program

Closes ACM for all client adapters.

Launch Aironet Client Utility

Activates ACU, if it is installed.

Troubleshooting

Activates the troubleshooting utility, which enables you to identify and resolve configuration and association problems with your client adapter.

Preferences

Enables you to determine when ACM runs and to select the options that appear on the ACM pop-up menu.

Turn Radio On/Off

Turns the client adapter's radio on or off.

Reauthenticate

Forces your client adapter to try to reauthenticate using the username and password of the current profile.

Select Profile

Enables you to select the active profile for your client adapter.

Auto Profile Selection

Causes the client adapter's driver to automatically select a profile from the list of profiles that were set up in ACU to be included in auto profile selection.

Other Configuration Application

Enables an application other than ACU to configure the client adapter.

Show Connection Status

Provides information on the current status of your client adapter.

Menu Options (Defaults)

Determines which options are displayed on the ACM pop-up menu.

Menu options: About Box (Help), Exit Program, Launch Aironet Client Utility, Troubleshooting, Turn Radio On/Off, Reauthenticate, Select Profile, Show Connection Status

Options per menu option: Show or Hide

Default per menu option: Show

Security Modules

LEAP

Installs the LEAP supplicant version included in the Install Wizard file. Installing the LEAP supplicant enables you to create a profile in ACU that uses LEAP authentication. If this option is not selected now and you later want to create a profile that uses LEAP, you must run this installation program again and select this option.

Default: Checked

Note Refer to Chapter 5 for information on enabling LEAP.

Note If you select LEAP on a Windows 98 or 98 SE device, a Microsoft hot fix is installed during installation of the LEAP security module to fix two problems related to the use of LEAP. Refer to Chapter 10 for more information on the hot fix.

Note If you select LEAP on a Windows XP device, Windows XP's fast user switching feature is disabled.

Allow Saved LEAP User Name and Password

Enables you to create a profile in ACU that uses a saved (rather than temporary) username and password for LEAP authentication. When such a profile is used, the saved username and password are used to start the LEAP authentication process, and you are not prompted to enter them.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

EAP-SIM

Installs the EAP-SIM supplicant version included in the Install Wizard file. Installing the EAP-SIM supplicant enables the client to support EAP-SIM authentication. If this option is not selected now and you later want to use EAP-SIM, you must run this installation program again and select this option.

Default: Unchecked

Note Refer to Chapter 5 for information on enabling EAP-SIM.

Note To enable EAP-SIM authentication, your computer must run Windows 2000 with the Microsoft 802.1X supplicant installed or Windows XP.

Note If you installed the new EAP-SIM supplicant from the ftpeng FTP server, make sure the EAP-SIM option is not selected. Otherwise, the EAP-SIM supplicant included in the Install Wizard file overwrites the new supplicant's settings.

PEAP

Installs the PEAP supplicant version included in the Install Wizard file. Installing the PEAP supplicant enables the client to support PEAP authentication. If this option is not selected now and you later want to use PEAP, you must run this installation program again and select this option.

Default: Unchecked

Note Refer to Chapter 5 for information on enabling PEAP.

Note To enable Cisco PEAP authentication, your computer must run Windows 2000 with the Microsoft 802.1X supplicant installed or Windows XP.

Note Windows XP Service Pack 1 and the Microsoft 802.1X supplicant for Windows 2000 include Microsoft's PEAP supplicant, which supports a Windows username and password only and does not interoperate with Cisco's PEAP supplicant. To use Cisco's PEAP supplicant, install the Install Wizard file after Windows XP Service Pack 1 or the Microsoft 802.1X supplicant for Windows 2000. Otherwise, Cisco's PEAP supplicant is overwritten by Microsoft's PEAP supplicant.


e. When you are finished making selections, click Next.

Step 17 The installation process begins, and you are notified as each component is installed. Perform one of the following:

If a message appears asking if you wish to reboot now, click Yes.


Note To ensure that your client adapter software is installed properly, Cisco recommends that you click Yes to reboot your computer now.


If a message appears indicating that the system is about to reboot, click OK and allow your computer to restart.

If the following message appears, click OK and then reboot your computer: "The installation will complete and applications will be installed when a wireless LAN client adapter is inserted. If an adapter is already inserted, remove and reinsert the adapter or reboot the machine."

The Found New Hardware screen appears. Depending on your computer's operating system, you may have to click Next. The driver and other software components are installed. Then an ACM icon appears in the Windows system tray (unless you changed the default value during installation). Perform one of the following:

If a message appears asking if you wish to reboot now, click Yes.


Note To ensure that your client adapter software is installed properly, Cisco recommends that you click Yes to reboot your computer now.


If a message appears indicating that the system is about to reboot, click OK and allow your computer to restart.

Step 18 If you want to install a second client adapter, allow your computer to reboot completely; then insert the second adapter into your computer. Depending on your computer's operating system, one of the following scenarios occurs:

The Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears. Depending on your computer's operating system, you may have to click Next. The driver and other software components are installed, and another ACM icon appears in the Windows system tray. Click Yes or OK when a message appears about rebooting your computer.


Note To ensure that your client adapter software is installed properly, Cisco recommends that you reboot your computer now.


The driver and other software components are installed, and another ACM icon appears in the Windows system tray. Click Yes or OK when a message appears about rebooting your computer.


Note To ensure that your client adapter software is installed properly, Cisco recommends that you reboot your computer now.


Step 19 If your computer is not connected to a DHCP server and you plan to use TCP/IP, follow the steps below for your operating system. If you have more than one client adapter installed, repeat this step for each adapter.

Windows 98, 98 SE, and Me—Double-click My Computer, Control Panel, and Network. Select TCP/IP > Cisco Systems Wireless LAN Adapter. Click Properties, select Specify an IP address, and enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address of your computer (which can be obtained from your system administrator). Click OK. In the Network window, click OK.

Windows 2000—Double-click My Computer, Control Panel, and Network and Dial-up Connections. Right-click Local Area Connection x (where x represents the number of the connection). Click Properties, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and Properties. Click Use the following IP address and enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address of your computer (which can be obtained from your system administrator). Click OK. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click OK.

Windows XP—Right-click Wireless Network Connection and click Properties. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties. Select Use the following IP address and enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address of your computer (which can be obtained from your system administrator). Click OK

Step 20 If you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.

Step 21 Go to the "Verifying Installation" section to determine if the installation was successful. After you verify installation, go to Chapter 4, if you want to create profiles for your client adapter.


Installing or Upgrading the Client Adapter Software on Windows NT

Follow the steps below to install or upgrade client adapter software components on a computer running Windows NT.


Note PC-Cardbus cards are not supported for use with Windows NT.



Note This procedure requires that your computer has Windows NT Service Pack 6 or greater.



Step 1 Use your computer's web browser to access the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/sw-wireless.shtml

Step 2 Select 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, select Option #1: Aironet Wireless Software Selector, follow the instructions on the screen, and go to Step 6.


Step 3 Select Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters.

Step 4 Under Aironet Client Adapter Installation Wizard (For Windows), select 802.11a/b (CB20A, 350 Series, 340 Series).

Step 5 Select the Install Wizard file with the greatest version number.

Step 6 Read and accept the terms and conditions of the Software License Agreement.

Step 7 Select the file again to download it.

Step 8 Save the file to your computer's hard drive.

Step 9 If you are installing a PC or LM card, follow the steps below to obtain an available interrupt request (IRQ):

a. Select Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Windows NT Diagnostics.

b. Click the Resources tab.

c. Click the IRQ button.

d. The used IRQs are listed in numerical order along the left side of the Resources window. Write down the number of an IRQ that is not being used. You will need this IRQ for Step 21.

Step 10 If you are installing a PC or LM card, double-click My Computer, Control Panel, and Devices. Scroll down and select Pcmcia. Click Startup, select Automatic, and click OK.

Step 11 Follow the instructions in Chapter 9 to insert the client adapter into your computer if it is not already inserted. The instructions are different for PC cards and PCI cards.


Caution Do not eject your client adapter at any time during the installation process, including during the reboot.

Step 12 If the Windows NT Wizard screen appears, click Exit.

Step 13 Find the Install Wizard file using Windows Explorer, double-click it, and extract its files to a folder.


Note To extract the files, click Browse on the WinZip Self-Extractor screen, select the folder in which you want the files to be placed, and click OK and Unzip. After the files are extracted, click OK to close the screen.


Step 14 Close Windows Explorer. The Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard screen appears (see Figure 3-3).

Figure 3-3 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapter Installation Wizard Screen

Step 15 Select one of the following options and click Next:


Note To ensure compatibility among software components, Cisco recommends that you perform an express installation. If you perform a custom installation, Cisco recommends that you install all components.


Express Installation/Upgrade (recommended)—Silently installs the client adapter firmware, drivers, client utilities, and security modules using the default values listed in Table 3-2.

Custom Installation/Upgrade—Enables you to specify which software components are installed and to change the default values of certain parameters.

Step 16 A screen appears with a list of available drivers (see Figure 3-4).

Figure 3-4 Installable Drivers Screen

Step 17 Select the driver that corresponds to your client adapter type and click Next.


Note You must select a driver even if one is not being installed.


Step 18 If you selected an express installation, go to Step 20. If you selected a custom installation, the Custom Installation screen appears (see Figure 3-5).

Figure 3-5 Custom Installation Screen

Step 19 Follow the steps below to make selections on this screen.

a. Make sure a check mark appears beside every software component that you want to install. For every component that is checked, the Install Wizard will install its version of that component. Every component that is not checked will remain as it is on your system.


Note Click the + sign beside the Security Modules option to reveal the available security components.



Note Some components are dependent on others. Therefore, when you select or deselect these components, the settings of other components may change. A dependency notice appears when this occurs.


b. Click the + sign beside each component to view additional parameters. The current value of each parameter appears in the Value field.

c. To change the value of any parameter, click its current value in the Value field. A screen appears that lets you change the existing value.

d. Enter or select a new value and click OK. Table 3-2 describes each component and its parameters and lists any default value.

Table 3-2 Software Components and Their Parameters 

Component or Parameter
Description

Firmware

Installs the firmware version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Disable Firmware Checking

The Disable Firmware Checking parameter affects the firmware that is bundled with the driver, not the firmware that is included in the Install Wizard. This parameter controls whether the driver (whenever it loads) installs the firmware with which it is bundled.

Note The driver loads each time you insert a client adapter or reboot your computer.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Disable Firmware Checking
Description

Yes

Prevents the driver from installing the firmware with which it is bundled, enabling the client adapter to retain its current firmware version.

No

Causes the driver to install the firmware with which it is bundled if that firmware is newer than the firmware that is currently installed in the client adapter.

Note This parameter is functionally equivalent to the Automatically Load New Firmware When NDIS Driver Is Updated parameter on the ACU Preferences screen. The parameter that is set last is the one that governs how the driver behaves. Refer to the "Preventing the Driver from Upgrading the Firmware" section for additional information.

Note The Disable Firmware Checking parameter is available in Install Wizard version 1.1 or greater.

Drivers

Installs the driver version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Aironet Client Utility

Installs the ACU version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Installation Path

Determines the path where the ACU software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new path.

Default: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Aironet Client Utility

Program Folder

Determines the program folder where the ACU software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new folder name.

Default: Cisco Systems

Place Icon on Desktop

Causes the installation program to add an ACU icon to your computer's desktop to provide quick access to the utility.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Allow Non-Administrator Users to Save Settings to the Registry

Enables users without administrative rights to modify profiles in ACU and save them to the registry.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Aironet Client Monitor

Installs the ACM version included in the Install Wizard file.

Default: Checked

Installation Path

Determines the path where the ACM software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new path.

Default: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Aironet Client Monitor

Program Folder

Determines the program folder where the ACM software will be installed. You can change the default by entering a new folder name.

Default: Cisco Systems

Auto Start

Determines whether ACM starts automatically every time Windows boots.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Start After Install

Determines whether ACM starts automatically after ACM is installed.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

Program Feature Overrides

Determines which ACM components are enabled. If any components are not selected now and you later want to use them, you must run this installation program again and enable them.

Components: See the table below

Options per component: Enable or Disable

Default per component: Enable

Component
Description

About Box (Help)

Displays the ACM version number and enables you to access the online help.

Exit Program

Closes ACM for all client adapters.

Launch Aironet Client Utility

Activates ACU, if it is installed.

Troubleshooting

Activates the troubleshooting utility, which enables you to identify and resolve configuration and association problems with your client adapter.

Preferences

Enables you to determine when ACM runs and to select the options that appear on the ACM pop-up menu.

Turn Radio On/Off

Turns the client adapter's radio on or off.

Reauthenticate

Forces your client adapter to try to reauthenticate using the username and password of the current profile.

Select Profile

Enables you to select the active profile for your client adapter.

Auto Profile Selection

Causes the client adapter's driver to automatically select a profile from the list of profiles that were set up in ACU to be included in auto profile selection.

Other Configuration Application

Enables an application other than ACU to configure the client adapter.

Show Connection Status

Provides information on the current status of your client adapter.

Menu Options (Defaults)

Determines which options are displayed on the ACM pop-up menu.

Menu options: About Box (Help), Exit Program, Launch Aironet Client Utility, Troubleshooting, Turn Radio On/Off, Reauthenticate, Select Profile, Show Connection Status

Options per menu option: Show or Hide

Default per menu option: Show

Security Modules

LEAP

Installs the LEAP supplicant version included in the Install Wizard file. Installing the LEAP supplicant enables you to create a profile in ACU that uses LEAP authentication. If this option is not selected now and you later want to create a profile that uses LEAP, you must run this installation program again and select this option.

Default: Checked

Note Refer to Chapter 5 for information on enabling LEAP.

Allow Saved LEAP User Name and Password

Enables you to create a profile in ACU that uses a saved (rather than temporary) username and password for LEAP authentication. When such a profile is used, the saved username and password are used to start the LEAP authentication process, and you are not prompted to enter them.

Options: Yes or No

Default: Yes

EAP-SIM

Installs the EAP-SIM supplicant version included in the Install Wizard file. Installing the EAP-SIM supplicant enables the client to support EAP-SIM authentication. If this option is not selected now and you later want to use EAP-SIM, you must run this installation program again and select this option.

Default: Unchecked

Note The Microsoft 802.1X supplicant does not support EAP-SIM authentication on Windows NT; therefore, EAP-SIM cannot be enabled for this operating system.

Note If you installed the new EAP-SIM supplicant from the ftpeng FTP server, make sure the EAP-SIM option is not selected. Otherwise, the EAP-SIM supplicant included in the Install Wizard file overwrites the new supplicant's settings.

PEAP

Installs the PEAP supplicant version included in the Install Wizard file. Installing the PEAP supplicant enables the client to support PEAP authentication. If this option is not selected now and you later want to use PEAP, you must run this installation program again and select this option.

Default: Unchecked

Note The Microsoft 802.1X supplicant does not support Cisco PEAP authentication on Windows NT; therefore, Cisco PEAP cannot be enabled for this operating system.


e. When you are finished making selections, click Next.

Step 20 The wizard starts to copy files, and the Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter Setup screen appears (see Figure 3-6).

Figure 3-6 Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Adapter Setup Screen

Step 21 If you are installing a PC or LM card, select Interrupt in the Property list and an unused interrupt (from Step 9) in the Value field and click OK. If you are installing a PCI or mini PCI card, click OK.

Step 22 Messages appear as binding configurations are stored. Then the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties screen appears (see Figure 3-7).

Figure 3-7 Microsoft TCP/IP Properties Screen

Step 23 On the IP Address tab, find and select the client adapter that you are installing under Adapter.

Step 24 Perform one of the following:

If your computer is connected to a DHCP server, select Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server. When asked if you want to enable DHCP, click Yes and OK.

If your computer is not connected to a DHCP server and you plan to use TCP/IP, select Specify an IP address and enter the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address of your computer (which can be obtained from your system administrator). Click OK.

The installation process begins, and you are notified as each component is installed.

Step 25 Windows NT must be rebooted in order for your changes to take effect. Click Yes when a message appears asking if you wish to reboot now.


Caution To prevent unpredictable results, Cisco recommends that you click Yes to reboot your computer now.

Step 26 If you want to install a second client adapter, allow your computer to completely reboot; then repeat the steps in this section for the second adapter.


Note In Step 13, find the Install Wizard files using Windows Explorer. Then double-click the IWSetup.exe file.


Step 27 Go to the "Verifying Installation" section below to determine if the installation was successful. After you verify installation, go to Chapter 4, if you want to create profiles for your client adapter.


Verifying Installation

To verify that you have properly installed the client adapter software, check the client adapter's LEDs. If the installation was successful, the client adapter's green LED blinks.


Note If your installation was unsuccessful or you experienced problems during or after installation, refer to Chapter 10 for a list of installation error messages and troubleshooting information.


Now that your client adapter is properly installed, you are ready to go to Chapter 4, to create profiles for your client adapter, unless you are running Windows XP or have more than one client adapter installed.

If you are running Windows XP, go to the "Deciding How to Configure Your Client Adapter (Windows XP Only)" section below.

If you have more than one client adapter installed, go to the "Selecting Among Several Installed Client Adapters" section.

Deciding How to Configure Your Client Adapter
(Windows XP Only)

Windows XP is the only operating system that enables you to configure your client adapter without using ACU. Therefore, if your computer is running Windows XP, you must decide whether to configure your client adapter through Windows XP or ACU. To help you with your decision, Table 3-3 compares the Windows XP and ACU client adapter features.

Table 3-3 Comparison of Windows XP and ACU Client Adapter Features 

Feature
Windows XP
ACU

Configuration parameters

Limited

Extensive

Capabilities

Create profiles

No

Yes

Upgrade radio firmware

No

Yes

Restart client adapter without rebooting or ejecting card

No

Yes

Turn radio on or off

No

Yes

Security

Static WEP

Yes

Yes

LEAP authentication with dynamic WEP

No

Yes

Host-based EAP authentication with dynamic WEP

Yes

Yes

Diagnostics

Status screen

Limited

Extensive

Statistics screen (transmit & receive)

No

Yes

Site survey tool

No

Yes

RF link test tool

No

Yes

Link status meter (graphical display)

No

Yes

Perform one of the following:

If you are planning to configure your client adapter through ACU instead of through Windows XP, follow the steps below:

a. Double-click My Computer, Control Panel, and Network Connections.

b. Right-click Wireless Network Connection and click Properties.

c. Select the Wireless Networks tab and uncheck the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.

d. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 to configure your client adapter through ACU.

If you are planning to configure your client adapter through Windows XP instead of through ACU, go to Appendix E, and follow the instructions there.

If you are planning to configure your client adapter through Windows XP but you want to use ACU's diagnostic tools, go to Appendix E, to configure the adapter through Windows XP; then follow the instructions in Chapter 7 to use ACU's diagnostic tools.

Selecting Among Several Installed Client Adapters

If more than one client adapter is installed in your computer, follow the instructions below to specify the one for which you want to set up profiles in ACU.


Step 1 Double-click the Aironet Client Utility (ACU) icon on your desktop or double-click My Computer > Control Panel > Aironet Client Utility to open ACU. The Select A Wireless LAN Adapter Card screen appears (see Figure 3-8).


Note The Select A Wireless LAN Adapter Card screen appears when you start ACU if more than one card is inserted in your computer or no cards are inserted but more than one card is installed.


Figure 3-8 Select A Wireless LAN Adapter Card Screen

Step 2 Select the card you wish to configure from the list of available cards and click OK.

Step 3 Go to Chapter 4, to create profiles for this card.