Readme.txt Driver File Contents (wirelessME.ZIP)

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Lucent Technologies                                     Spring 2001
   WaveLAN Station firmware Update utility (WSU)           WSU10728
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1.  Software Description
2.  System Requirements
3.  New In This Release
4.  Technical Support

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1.  SOFTWARE DESCRIPTION

1.1 About this software
    The WaveLAN Station firmware Update utility (WSU) is a tool to
    update the firmware on your Lucent Technologies ORiNOCO or
    WaveLAN/IEEE Card.

    The WSU can function on any computer running the MS-Windows 95,
    98, NT, 2000 or Millennium Operating System, that has been
    equipped with an ORiNOCO or WaveLAN/IEEE Card.

    The ORiNOCO Card firmware makes the ORiNOCO products:
    *  Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) certified by the Wireless
       Ethernet Compatiblity Alliance (WECA).
    *  Interoperable with any other wireless LAN system
       based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio
       technology that complies with the IEEE 802.11 and
       IEEE 802.11b Standards on wireless LANs.
    *  Backwards compatible with any other previously released
       product of the Lucent Technologies WaveLAN/IEEE product
       family.

1.2 Files
    The WSU comprises the following files:

    *   WSU10728.EXE          WSU
    *   WSU10728.HLP          WSU Help info
    *   WSU10728.CNT          WSU Help Contents
    *   README.TXT            this file

1.2 Versions
    WaveLAN Station firmware Update utility Variant 1 Version 4.36
    contains:
       Primary Functions firmware           Variant 1 Version 4.00
       Station Functions firmware           Variant 1 Version 7.28

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2.  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

2.1 Operating System
    The WSU can function on any computer running the MS-Windows 95,
    98, NT, 2000 or Millennium Operating System, that has been
    equipped with an ORiNOCO or WaveLAN/IEEE Card.

2.2 Free Disk Space
    The installation of the WSU requires a free disk space of
    approximately 500 KB.

2.3 Driver Version
    This WSU is only compatible with Windows Miniport Drivers of
    Release 6.1 (v 6.14) or higher.

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3.  NEW IN THIS RELEASE

3.1 Station Functions firmware v 7.28              Spring 2001

    The following functionality has been added:
    - Microwave Oven Robustness changed to use fragmentation.
      In order to keep frames short (in time) to get them transmitted
      during the transmit gaps of a (domestic) microwave oven, the MAC
      will fragment long frames.
    - Station adaptation of cell thresholds.
      The Station adapts itself to the settings of the Access Point
      it associates with. This applies to the following parameters:
       * Distance between APs,
       * RTS/CTS Medium Reservation,
       * Microwave Oven Robustness.
      These parameters are passed to the Station by the Access Point,
      and overrule the settings in the Station. Hence this feature
      functions only if the Access Point(s) support it.
    - Load balancing.
      This feature attempts to balance the load over the available
      overlapping cells. The Access Point maintains measurement of
      the load in its cell and provides that to the Stations.
      Stations use this information in their roaming decisions. The
      better the comms quality to potential Access Points, the bigger
      the impact of the load is.
      This feature functions only if the Access Points support it.

    The following problem has been solved:
    - The power LED is turned off when the radio's modem is disabled
      through the Disable Radio function.

3.2 Station Functions firmware v 6.16              Winter 2001

    The following problems have been solved:
    - Problems with Network Name ANY in Peer-to-Peer (IBSS) mode
      have been corrected.
    - Security with encryption in Peer-to-Peer (IBSS) mode has been
      improved. Previously, a connection could be set up between a
      station with encryption enabled and a station with encryption
      disabled and these stations would communicate in the clear.
      Note that a station that did not have encryption enabled with the
      correct key, could not intercept the (encrypted) data exchanged
      between stations with encryption enabled.
      Now the implementation is such that, with encryption enabled,
      the station will always encrypt the data. All stations need to
      have encryption enabled with the same key to be able to
      communicate in the same Peer-to-Peer (IBSS) network.

3.3 Station Functions firmware v 6.06                July 2000

    The following problems have been solved:
    - A hang problem in the Site Monitor function while the station
      is in Peer-to-Peer (IBSS) mode has been solved.

3.4 Station Functions firmware v 6.04               March 2000

    The following functionality has been added:
    - Wi-Fi compliance.
      - Reception of fragmented messages is supported, for
        interoperability with other vendor 802.11 products.
      - Usage of 11- and 5.5 Mbit/s as IEEE Basic Rate. This allows
        multicast and broadcast frames to be transmitted at these
        higher rates.
    - Microwave Oven Robustness feature has been added. When enabled,
      this implies that the data rate will not fall back to 1 Mbit/s.
    - Support for Peer-to-Peer (IBSS) mode. Note: An IBSS can not be
      initiated till software release 6.1.

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4.  Technical Support

4.1 Finding Information
    On the ORiNOCO Web Site you can find the most recent
    device drivers, firmware, software updates and
    user documentation.

    World Wide Web:    HTTP://WWW.ORiNOCOWIRELESS.COM/ or
                       FTP://FTP.ORiNOCOWIRELESS.COM/PUB

4.2 Contact Technical Support
    If you encounter problems when installing or using this product
    or have questions about our other Lucent Technologies ORiNOCO
    products, please contact your local Authorized ORiNOCO Reseller.
    You can find their address on the ORiNOCO website.

    Help us Helping you!
    When contacting Technical Support, please use the Problem Report
    (report.txt) and send it to us by Fax or E-Mail.
    A completed Problem Report Form that includes the details about
    your ORiNOCO product and its host environment will help us
    helping you to solve your problems.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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