141 - Before Using the Wireless LAN
Before Using the Wireless LAN
This manual describes the procedures required to properly setup and configure the optional integrated
Wireless LAN Mini Card device (referred to as “WLAN device” in the rest of the manual). Before using
the WLAN device, read this manual carefully to ensure it's correct operation.
Wireless LAN Devices Covered by this Document
This document is applicable to systems containing one of the following WLAN devices:
• Optional integrated Atheros AR9281AL1E Wireless LAN (802.11 b/g+n)
• Intel Wi-Fi Link 5100 (802.11 b/g+n)
• Intel Wi-Fi Link 5300 (802.11 b/g+n)
Characteristics of the WLAN Device
The WLAN device is a Mini-PCI card attached to the main board of the mobile computer.
The WLAN device operates in license-free RF bands, eliminating the need to procure an FCC operating
license. The WLAN operates in the 2.4GHz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) RF band and the lower,
middle, and upper bands of the 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (UNII) bands.
The WLAN device is capable of four operating modes, IEEE802.11a, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11g, and
The WLAN device is Wi-Fi certified and operate (as applicable) at a the maximum data rate of 540 Mbps
(theoretical) in IEEE802.11n (draft) mode; 54 Mbps in IEEE802.11a or IEEE802.11g mode; and 11 Mbps in
The WLAN device supports the following encryption methods - WEP, TKIP, CKIP, and AES encryption.
The Wireless LAN device is compliant with the following standards: WPA, WPA2, CCX1.0, CCX2.0, CCX3.0,