IBM Wireless LAN Adapter

IBM Wireless LAN Adapter

IBM Wireless LAN Adapter P/N

80G1000 ISA/MC Option
80G0900 PCMCIA Option

IBM Wireless LAN Adapter FRU P/N (ISA, Micro Channel Bus)

Index    FRU P/N
   1 Radio Module  
   Australia    80G2708
   EMEA (Non-Europe)    80G2714
   ETSI Countries    80G2702
   Finland    25H0988
   France    80G2706
   Japan    80G2703
   Korea    80G2715
   Mexico    80G2705
   New Zealand    80G2704
   Singapore    80G2709
   US/Canada/Non-EMEA    80G2701
2 IBM Wireless LAN Controller Card    80G2700
   IBM Wireless LAN Controller Card  
   (No-Cipher)    80G2711
3 1.5m (4.5 ft.) cable    80G2713
4 4m (12 ft.) cable    54G2016
5 Custom Cable Kit    80G4320

For formular -> 'Problem Resolution Worksheet'

For additional help, refer to the users guide for the computer you are using.

ISA Bus Switch Settings:

To install the adapter in a computer with an ISA bus, set the DIP switches as shown below.

Table 5 ISA Dip Switch Setting  (Switch 1-8)

 Switch       1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8
 Position    Off  Off  Off  Off  Off  Off  Off   ON

  Refer to the values shown on the ISA adapter, DO NOT use the values shown on the switch.

The settings shown in Table 5 apply to most computer configurations. The interrupt level used by the IBM Wireless LAN adapter is determining by the position of switches 5 and 6.

The IBM Wireless LAN adapter does not support interrupt level sharing. Therefore, make sure that no other adapter in the computer uses the same interrupt level. If necessary, change the interrupt level of the IBM Wireless LAN adapter.

If you want to use interrupt level 9 for the IBM Wireless LAN adapter, make sure that no other adapter in the computer uses interrupt level 2.

ISA Mode Operations Parameters:

The following provides the possible values for ISA mode operation parameters that you can select according to the system configuration.

I/O Base Address, ISA Mode 

Switch Positions
1 2 3
I/O Base Address
0 0 0 86A0
1 0 0 96A0
0 1 0 A6A0
1 1 0 B6A0
0 0 1 C6A0
1 0 1 D6A0
0 1 1 E6A0
1 1 1 F6A0

RPL Memory Enable, ISA Mode 

Switch Position
RPL Memory
0 Disabled
1 Enabled

Interrupt Level, ISA Mode 

Switch Positions
5 6
Interrupt Level
0 0 9
1 0 10
0 1 11
1 1 15

DMA Arbitration Level, ISA Mode 

Switch Positions
7 8
0 0 0
1 0 1
0 1 3
1 1 Invalid

Wireless LAN Utilities Diskette:

To use the utilities stored on the IBM Wireless LAN Utilities Diskette, you must add for lines to the CONFIG.SYS  file on the diskette. To do so, take the following steps:

  1.  Edit the CONFIG.SYS file supplied on the IBM Wireless LAN Utilities diskette.
  2.  Copy the four lines of Card and Socket Services DEVICE statements. These statements are  determined by the type of ThinkPad and are supplied on the ThinkPad utilities diskette.

     For example, in the DOS environment for an IBM ThinkPad 720 computer, the four lines to copy might be:


Placement of Radio Modules:

The IBM Wireless LAN Adapter consits of an external unit and a controller card or a PCMCIA Credit Card. The external unit is called Radio Module

The radio module contains the antenna. It is connected by cable to the controller card or the PCMCIA Credit Card.

Considering that each base must be located at the center of the cell it controls, cells should be arranged in a manner to cover the site. The following guidelines for radio module placement ensure reliable operation of the wireless network.

Place the radio modules:

Modern buildings having metallic partitions are very common. IBM suggests that you install the base radio modules in the ceiling of corridors. Radio waves used by the IBM Wireless LAN are reflecting along these partitions, and enter into offices through the doors or glass parts.

Error Management Overview:

The IBM Wireless LAN software processes the events occurring in each base, such as:

Allthese events are listed in the manual, Installing and Operating Your Network  delivered with the product.

The most critical events are reported to the network management system through simple network management protocol (SNMP) traps, and can be displayed on the network management station.

Using a network management system such as NetView/6000  or NetWare Management system  (NSM) allows to manage the network from a single point.

Running Adapter Diagnostics:

To run the adapter diagnostics, do the following:
  1.  Insert the IBM Wireless LAN Utilities  diskette in drive A.

    NOTE: If the workstation has a PCMCIA Type II slot, make sure that  you have correctly set up the IBM Wireless LAN Utilities diskette (as decribed above).

  2.  Restart the workstation as follows:

  3.  Select Diagnostics Utilities from the main menu.
  4.  Wait for the diagnostics to complete and follow the recommended action.

NOTE: If a hardware problem is not identified, see the Installing and Operating Your Network  manual (part number 54G2072 ) for further information on troubleshooting.

If the problem persists:
  1.  Note the resulting diagnostic message and code.
  2.  Go to 'Problem Resolution Worksheet' print and fill in the information on the worksheet.
  3.  Then call the IBM service representative or the dealer.

PCMCIA Credit Card Problems:

NOTE: The following applies only to PCMCIA Type II slot DOS and Windows wireless workstations in a Netware environment.

If the PCMCIA Credit Card is not detected when you start the computer do the following.

NOTE: If you are using only Socket Services you can edit the CONFIG.SYS file and add the Card Services device statement.

Interrupt Level or I/O Address Conflicts

NOTE: The following applies only to PCMCIA Type II slot wireless workstations.

Interrupt levels or I/O address conflicts may occur after you install the IBM Wireless LAN software on a workstation.

If this happens, you can resolve the conflict by changing the value of the interrupt level or the I/O address used by the IBM Wireless LAN adapter. To do so, refer to the following procedures:

Checking the Base Configuration (OS/2 Environment)

To verify that all prerequisites have been installed as defined by the configuration for the base, refer to Table 10.

If all the prerequisites have been installed, access (LAPS) MPTS and verify the options, binds and parameters that were selected during installation. If they are correct, you must re-install.

Table 10 OS/2 Prerequisites for Base and NAP station 

Prerequisites Base Stand alone Base Wired Stand alone Base Wired Lan Cell with NAP Base Wired Lan Cell w/o NAP NAP only
TCP/IP 1 N/A N/A V-2.0 V-2.0 V-2.0
TCP/IP 1. Using Network Mgmt. V-2.0 (Network Mgr. is WNM) V-2.0 and CSD UN50382 V-2.0 and CSD UN50382 V-2.0 and CSD UN50382 V-2.0 and CSD UN50382
IBM IEEE 802.2 2. NTS/2 V-1.0 NTS/2 V-1.0 NTS/2 V-1.0 NTS/2 V-1.0 NTS/2 V-1.0
IBM Wireless LAN Bridge N/A NTS/2 V-1.0 with CSD lvl. 7020 3 NTS/2 V-1.0 with CSD lvl. 7020 3 NTS/2 V-1.0 with CSD lvl. 7020 3 N/A


  1.  Install and bind TCP/IP with the device driver depending on the backbone adapter. If you have a  problem, check the IP connection. To do so, type ping xxxxx at the OS/2 prompt.
  2.  Bind IBM IEEE 802.2 with the device driver of your wireless adapter.
  3.  Bridged configuration:

  IBM Wireless LAN bridge can NOT be installedon the same computer as Routexpander/2 or Source Routing Bridge.

LAPS Installation Problem:

If you cannot run the IBM Wireless LAN because LAPS aborted during installation, do NOT reboot the computer when prompted by the instructions displayed on the screen. Go to the OS/2 Install directory and erase the file IBMLANLK.LST, then restart the workstation.

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