readme.txt Driver File Contents (AV_Win98-XP_PLAT_V2.3.zip)

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Avaya, Inc.                            Avaya 802.11a/b Platinum Card 

Software for Microsoft Windows platform      Release: 2.3  June 2003
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.  SOFTWARE DESCRIPTION
2.  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
3.  INSTALLATION NOTES
4.  REGULATORY INFORMATION
5.  NEW FEATURES
6.  FIXES IN THIS RELEASE
7.  KNOWN ISSUES
8.  APPLICATION NOTES
9.  TECHNICAL SUPPORT

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This README.TXT covers current information that may not be included 
with the User's Guide, including known issues and work-arounds for the 
product. It is recommended that you consult the Avaya web site 
(www.avaya.com) for the latest software and documentation for this 
product.


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1.  CD CONTENTS

1.1     The 802.11a/b Platinum Card CD includes the 802.11a/b driver
        (version 2.3.1.10), the Avaya 802.11a/b Management Utility 
        (version 2.3.0.75), the User's Guide, the Readme and the Quick
        Start Guide. 
    
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2.  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

2.1 Operating System
        This Driver is supported under the following Microsoft Windows 
        Operating Systems:
          Windows 98 Second Edition
          Windows Millennium Edition
          Windows 2000 
          Windows XP Professional
          Windows XP Home

2.2 Hardware Requirements
        The Avaya 802.11a/b Platinum Card installs into a Type II CardBus
        (32-bit interface) slot.

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3.  INSTALLATION NOTES

3.1 Standard Installation

        Please refer to the Quick Start Guide and User's Guide. 

3.2 Software Upgrade Instructions

        Use this procedure to upgrade the Avaya Management Utility
        from the previous release to this release.

        1. Click 'SETUP.EXE' from the installation software.
        2. Click 'YES' when you receive the prompt that states
           "An older version of AVAYA 802.11 Utility is already
            installed on your computer. You will need to Uninstall
            and Reboot before install this version. Do you want to
            continue?"
        3. Once the earlier version of the Avaya Management Utility
           is uninstalled, click 'REMOVE' When the prompt to remove 
           the device driver appears.
        4. Click 'OK' to reboot the computer.
        5. After reboot, the installation program will automatically
           start installing the new Avaya Management Utility. Click
           'NEXT' to continue. Before continuing with the program,
           the New Hardware Found dialog for Windows will appear.
        6. When the New Hardware Found dialog appears, click 'NEXT'.
           When the Select Driver dialog appears, click 'NEXT'.
           If the Microsoft approved software dialog appears, click
           'CONTINUE ANYWAY'. Click 'FINISH' to end the Windows New 
           Hardware Found program.
        7. Go back to the Avaya Management Utility installation dialog
           and click 'YES' to accept the License Agreement.
        8. Select a destination folder for the utility and click
           'NEXT'
        9. It is recommended that you click 'YES' when you receive the
           prompt for the readme file.
       10. When you receive the Microsoft approved software dialog
           appears, click 'CONTINUE ANYWAY'.
       11. Click 'FINISH' to complete the installation.
           
    
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4. REGULATORY INFORMATION

        See the User's Guide prior to installation for
        regulatory information and country-specific information. 
 
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5.  NEW FEATURES

5.1 New Avaya Management Utility

        This release includes a new Avaya Management Utility for the
        Avaya 802.11a/b Platinum Card. The CD provides an upgrade
        option for this new software utility. All client card settings 
        are carried over from the old to the new utility. 

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6.  FIXES IN THIS RELEASE

6.1 You no longer need to re-enable the radio when you switch to a
    new profile after disabling the radio, powering down and then 
    powering up your laptop. When you switch to a new profile after
    powering up, the radio will be enabled.

6.2 The client card will roam between cells without any delays in 
    locating the Access Point. In the previous release, the 
    client card would occasionally take a considerable amount of time 
    to find an Access Point when roaming between cells.

6.3 The client card will now properly re-associate with a Linksys Access 
    Point after you reconfigure the Access Point setting "Allow 
    broadcast SSID to associate" from YES to NO.

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7.  KNOWN ISSUES

7.1 Management Utility Upgrade may lose 802.11a Turbo Mode setting 
    in Profile 

        If you upgrade from the previous version of the Avaya
        Management utility, the original Profiles will be preserved 
        but you may lose 802.11a Turbo mode setting. This is because 
        the new driver will check EEPROM for Turbo mode support. If your  
        card does NOT enable Turbo mode capability in EEPROM, then the 
        Avaya Management Utility will pop-up a warning dialog to inform 
        you that Turbo will be suppressed.

        Workaround: Go back into the Profile and enable Turbo Mode.
     
7.2 The available networks will be cleared if opened for a few minutes.

        If you use the Avaya Management Utility to open the Available 
        Networks dialog and wait for a few minutes, the network lists  
        will be empty. However, the client card will be associated to 
        an Access Point.

        Workaround: Closing and restarting the Avaya Management Utility  
        will usually fix this issue. 

7.3 Avaya Management Utility displays 54Mbps rather than 11 Mbps
    for client cards associated with an Access Point in 802.11b/g mode.

        The Avaya 802.11a/b Platinum Card's Management Utility displays
        the link of 54 Mbps when it is associated with an AP in 802.11b/g
        mode. The display should read 11 Mbps.
       
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8.  APPLICATION NOTES

8.1 Compatibility with Cisco VPN Client (Version 3.6) under Windows XP

	Cisco VPN Client installs a "Deterministic Network Enhancer" device 
	driver. This device driver can cause your system to become unstable 
	if you are using Windows Wireless Configuration Tool. It is  
	recommended that you do NOT use the version 3.6 Cisco VPN Client 
        over the Avaya 802.11a/b Card while using the Windows Wireless 
        Configuration Tool. If you are using Windows Wireless Configuration 
        Tool, you can unbind the device driver with the following steps.

	Steps to unbind "Deterministic Network Enhancer":
		1. Open Network Connections from Control Panel.
		2. Find the Wireless Network Connection corresponding 
                   to the Avaya 802.11a/b Card.
		3. Right mouse click and select "Properties".
		4. This will bring up "Wireless Network Connection 
                   Properties" dialog.
		5. Under "This connection uses the following Items", 
                   see "Deterministic Network Enhancer".
		6. Uncheck "Deterministic Network Enhancer" from the 
                   list of items.
		7. Click OK


8.2 Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Tool may not show all Access Points
	
        The Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration utility
        may not find all available Access Points on the network when your 
        wireless network has a large number of 802.11a and 802.11b access
        points. The Microsoft Wireless Zero Configuration Tool allows 
        approximately 3 seconds to complete a scan for available access 
        points. However, more time may be required to scan all 802.11a and  
        802.11b channels. You should use the Avaya Management Utility or 
        specify the network name manually in the Windows XP Wireless Zero 
        Configuration. 

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9.  TECHNICAL SUPPORT

9.1 Software Updates

         For the latest updates to the driver and software, please go 
         to the Avaya web site (www.avaya.com) and select "Support" on
         the home page.

9.2 Support Information

         For Technical Support, please go to the Avaya web site
         (www.avaya.com) and select "Support" on the home page.
         You can also call 1-866 GO AVAYA (866-462-8292).

         

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