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SmartWi Connection Utility
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information Table of Contents About your Computer........................................... 3 Contents .................................................................................... 3 About Wireless Connectivity.................................................... 4 About the SIM Card.................................................................. 4 About Wireless Connection Utility...................... 8 Starting SmartWi Connection Utility.......................
About your Computer About your Computer Thank you for purchasing a VAIO® VGN-T300 Series computer! Your new machine combines state-of-the-art hardware and software to bring you unparalleled wireless connectivity. Contents These hardware components are included. Carton Contents Comp t u er* C adAapte r Pow e r c o rd Batt ery * A Cingular SIM card is preinstalled in your computer. 3
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information About Wireless Connectivity With built-in Wireless WAN capabilities, your computer is equipped to connect wirelessly to your e-mail, the Internet, and any intranet networks with which you may be associated. To begin making use of wireless connectivity, you will need to insert a provided Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card into the computer before turning on your computer. About the Cingular SIM Card The SIM card, provided by Cingular Wireless, is a small
About the Cingular SIM Card 1 Unless preinstalled, your SIM card is contained within a larger card, about the size of a credit card. Remove the smaller SIM card by pushing it out from the larger card. Cingular SIM Card 2 Next, orient your computer so you are facing its rear portion. ✍ Before inserting the SIM card into the computer, make sure your computer is turned off and the battery is not attached. 3 Locate the SIM card slot in the back of the computer and with its printed circuit side f
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information Inserting the SIM card Cut-off corner oriented left SIM card (printed circuit side face down) If your computer came with a preinstalled Cingular SIM card, verify that the card is indeed in the SIM card slot. ✍ To activate your Cingular account, call Sony customer support at 888-604-VAIO (8246). When calling customer support, you may be asked for the SIM# (IMSI #) and IMEI code. To determine these values, start the Cingular Connection Manager (CCM), open To
About the Cingular SIM Card Removing the SIM Card Do not touch the SIM card connectors. As a precaution, make sure you have a firm hold of your computer before inserting or removing the SIM card. To remove the SIM card, again orient your computer so you are facing its rear portion. Make sure the computer is turned off. 1 Locate the SIM card slot. 2 Gently push in the SIM card until you hear it click, then release the card allowing the SIM card to eject. After the SIM card ejects, gently pull
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information About SmartWi Connection Utility The SmartWi Connection Utility functions largely as a switch manager between the various forms of wireless connectivity: Bluetooth®, WLAN, and WWAN using Cingular Wireless software. By clicking on each of the three wireless options, the SmartWi Connection Utility switches to the corresponding one. SmartWi Connection Utility main screen Starting SmartWi Connection Utility At initial statup, a pop-up prompt appears from the T
Starting SmartWi Connection Utility 1 First make sure your computer is turned on. 2 Make sure the wireless switch is turned on. If it is not, locate the switch on the front left portion of your computer and slide the switch to the right. Wireless switch and indicators WWAN W LAN W WAN W LAN ✍ Once you turn on the wireless switch, the SmartWi Connection Utility window appears automatically. 3 You may also click the SmartWi Connection Utility icon in the taskbar notification area. Depending on
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information SmartWi Connection Utility icons Bluet ooth N WWA AN and Bluet WW ooth WL N A a d WLAN n Bluetoot h ir W e les s de vice is tur e N or WL n d off N ) n o WWA A ( ✍ Note that WWAN and WLAN cannot coexist simultaneously. When one is selected, the other is automatically deselected. 4 Alternately, press Start, select All Programs, select the VAIO SmartWi Connection Utility folder, and click VAIO SmartWi Connection Utility. The SmartWi Connection Utility dialog
About the Wireless Switching Window About the Wireless Switching Window The Wireless Switching Window is another utility that enables switching between wireless modes. It promotes ease of use by allowing you to switch between Bluetooth®, WLAN, and WWAN simply by pressing keyboard buttons instead of using the touch pad (or a separately available USB mouse). Using the Wireless Switching Window To start the Wireless Switching Window in order to switch between wireless modes, simply press Fn +
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information Using Wireless Connection Utility To use the wireless connectivity features and begin using e-mail or connecting to the Internet, simply click the desired button: Cingular Wireless (for WAN connectivity), WLAN, or Bluetooth®. Wireless Connection Utility main screen 12
Using the Cingular Wireless WAN connection Using the Cingular Wireless WAN connection To use Cingular WAN connectivity, do the following: 1 Click the Cingular button on the SmartWi Connection Utility main screen. A Cingular Connection Manager launch area display appears below the button. Cingular Connection Manager launch area 13
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information 2 Click anywhere in the Cingular Connection Manager launch area. The Cingular Connection Manager window displays. Cingular Connection Manager main screen 3 By default, your connection to Cingular service initiates. 4 Follow any additional directions on the Cingular Connection Manager window displays. ✍ For help, click the Help drop-down menu and click Help to display the Cingular Connection Manager help file. Using the Wireless LAN connection To use Wireless
Using the Wireless LAN connection WLAN Settings dialog box To deactivate WLAN connectivity, select Disable for the Status field drop-down box on the WLAN Settings dialog. By default, WLAN uses theIEEE802.11b/g standard technology for WLAN connectivity. The standard includes the Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption method, which is a security protocol and WiFi Protected Access. To use IEEE802.11b or IEEE802.11g WLAN connectivity standard only, select them from the Mode field drop-down bo
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information Configuring the WLAN connection You can configure your computer to connect to a WLAN in one of two of the following ways: ❑ without an access point device (ad-hoc) ❑ with an acces point device An ad-hoc network is a network in which a local network is created only by the wireless devices themselves, with no other central controller or access point device. Each device communicates directly with other devices in the network. For example, you can set up an ad
Using the Wireless LAN connection 7 Deselect the The key is provided for me automatically option button. The Network key, Confirm network key, and Key index (advanced) fieldss activate. 8 Enter the Network key. The network key should be 5 or 13 alphanumeric characters long. You can choose whatever you want. If you want to communicate between two or more computers, you need to configure all these computers using the same network key. 9 Enter exactly the same Network key again, for confirmati
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information Configuring Proxy and IP Settings for WLAN connections You can configure Proxy and IP Settings for use in connecting to your WLAN network. To do this: 1 From the WLAN Settings dialog box, click Advanced Settings. The Advanced Settings window displays. 2 Select a network profile from the list that you want to configure, and then click Edit. ❑ To configure your Proxy, follow these steps: 1 On the Proxy tab, select whether to use the Internet Explorer proxy se
Using the Bluetooth® connection Using the Bluetooth® connection To use Bluetooth® technology connectivity, do the following: 1 Click the Bluetooth button on the Wireless Connection Utility dialog box. This activates Bluetooth® technology, and a status display appears below the button. 2 Next, click the status display below the Bluetooth button. The window enlarges to display Bluetooth Settings. Bluetooth Settings dialog box 3 Click the Bluetooth Devices button. The Bluetooth Devices dialog b
VAIO® Computer Wireless Information Bluetooth Devices dialog box 4 From the Bluetooth Devices dialog box, select and search for any Bluetooth® devices in the vicinity of your computer. Click Add to invoke the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard and follow the on- screen instructions. When completed, click OK. 20