|WIGO modem Troubleshooting Tips|
||Please review these troubleshooting tips if you experience trouble with software installation, user registration, finding a radio signal, or connecting to the Internet. You may achieve a faster resolution to your trouble if you first consult and follow the tips before calling your Service Provider for Technical Support. |
Warning: Do not attempt to repair the Wireless Broadband Modem yourself. Any damage you may cause to the Wireless Broadband Modem may create an unsafe condition.
If your issue is not listed in this section, call your Service Provider for Technical Support.
Remember, your PC operating system must be compatible with the supported operating systems: Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
|THE POWER BUTTON IS ON BUT THE DISPLAY DOES NOT ILLUMINATE|
||If you are connected with the AC Adapter, check to see if you are using a switched outlet. You may need to simply flip the switch. (If you are using the modem away from an AC power source, you could have a dead battery). |
||Plug the Wireless Broadband Modem into another outlet to check the power. |
||Check for loose ends on the power cable. If the display still does not illuminate, your Wireless Broadband Modem may have been damaged. Contact your Service Provider for technical assistance.|
|NO SIGNAL INDICATORS ARE ILLUMINATED ON THE WIRELESS BROADBAND MODEM DISPLAY|
||Following power up, allow about thirty seconds for the Wireless Broadband Modem to communicate with a local base station, at which point there should be some indication of signal strength.|
||If this is the first time you have tried to use the Wireless Broadband Modem and you do not see any signal strength LEDs illuminated, try repositioning the modem to see if the first signal strength indicator appears. Remember, your Wireless Broadband Modem is similar to an FM radio that often receives a better sound quality when you move it. If you still can't find a signal, try moving the modem near a window. The Wireless Broadband Modem is fully functional when the first signal strength indicator is illuminated. If all the above fails, you may not be within the coverage area of the service network. Call your Service Providers Customer Service for more information about the coverage area. |
||If you have used the Wireless Broadband Modem successfully at least once, and you have changed your location, you may not be within the coverage area of the service network. Call your Service Provider for Technical Support to determine the coverage area. |
|ONLY ONE OR TWO SIGNAL STRENGTH LEDS ARE ILLUMINATED|
||Although you have sufficient signal strength to connect to the Internet, your modem may not be optimally positioned to receive the best signal strength and achieve the best data transfer rates. Try moving the position of the modem to maximize the number of illuminated LEDs.|
||You may also achieve a stronger signal if you place the modem near a window, but avoid direct sunlight.|
|THE WIRELESS BROADBAND MODEM DISCONNECTS UNEXPECTEDLY|
|Check for loose connections on both ends of the computer interface cable and the power cable. If all connections are secure, you may have had a bad connection. Try connecting to the Internet again. If your subsequent connection attempts fail, call your Service Provider for Technical Support.|
|THE WIRELESS BROADBAND MODEM SPEED IS NOT FAST ENOUGH|
|There are several conditions that can result in slower access speed that are not related to your Wireless Broadband Modem's performance:|
||The access speed is related to the radio signal strength. If the signal strength indicated on the modem display shows less than all four LEDs illuminated, you may have reduced access speed due to a condition such as a marginal coverage area. |
||You may be accessing a slow web site. A web site can cause a traffic jam on the Internet's because many people converge on it at once or that site's server does not have the capacity to handle its traffic. In these cases, it does not matter what speed your modem can achieve. Tip: Surf these sites when Internet traffic is low. Heaviest traffic is usually on weekends and evenings. You can also configure your browser so it won't display graphics, animations, sound, video or other multimedia content. |
|If you do not think that any of the above conditions are causing the problem, call your Service Provider for Technical Support.|
|CONNECTED MODEM BEFORE INSTALLING THE COMPUTER CLIENT SOFTWARE|
|If you connect your Wireless Broadband modem to your PC before installing the Driver Software contained on the PC Software installation CD, your modem drivers will not be installed, which will prevent you from connecting until the installation is corrected. |
If the modem is connected to soon and the installation process has not completed, remove the modem and re start the installation again making sure that the modem is inserted at the appropriate time as indicated by the on screen information.
If the modem is connected to soon and the installation process has completed, then the Wireless Broadband Modem MUST remain connected to you PC during the following uninstall/removal process.
||Open "Device Manager" by clicking the right mouse button (left button if configured for a left handed user) on the "My Computer" icon and select "Properties". |
|| o Windows 98/ME users should select the "Device Manger" Tab located at the top of the |
"System Properties" Dialog window.
|| o Windows 2000/XP users should select the "Hardware" Tab and select the "Device|
||Locate the Wireless Broadband Modem on the list and "Uninstall/Remove" the device. Ensure the Wireless Broadband Modem has been removed from Device Manager. |
Unplug the PC to Modem interface cable from your PC the Wireless Broadband Modem from your PC.
Under "Control Panel" open "Modem Options" if the Wireless Broadband Modem is shown as installed remove/uninstall all references to your Wireless Broadband Modem.
|Removal is now complete and you MUST restart your computer before attempting to re-install the P1D Modem. |
|DRIVER INSTALLATION FAILS DUE TO "DIGITAL SIGNATURE NOT FOUND" (Ethernet Only)|
|Your system is configured to "Block" or "Warn" you when an attempt is made to install a device driver that does not contain a valid digital signature. If configured to "Block" the installation operation will fail, if set to "Warn" you will be given the option to continue the installation by selecting "Yes" on the warning dialog window. |
To avoid problems during the installation it is advisable to configure your system to ignore Digital Signatures during the installation of Wireless Broadband Modem software and device drivers. You can revert to your original configuration once the device drivers are installed.
To change your systems Digital Signature configurations follow these simple steps.
||Right click "My Computer" and select "Properties", under the "Hardware" tab within the "Device Manager" section select "Driver Signing". |
||Within the "File Signature Verification" section you will notice the options "Ignore/Warn/Block" select "Ignore" and "Apply" change. Repeat the installation procedure as before.|
|REGISTRATION FAILS BECAUSE THE PC DOES NOT ACCEPT "COOKIES"|
|When you register with the ISP, you provide a username and password that the wireless network uses to identify you when you connect. For your convenience, these attributes are stored within the PC so that you do not need to enter them manually. The registration server sends a small file, called a cookie, to your PC. The cookie contains the username and password information. In order for the registration process to complete successfully, you must configure your browser application to accept cookies. Once registration has completed, you may disable receipt of cookies, if desired. See the FAQs for instructions on how to set cookie preferences on your browser.|
|THE BROWSER DID NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE REGISTRATION SCREEN |
|Type the URL for the registration page (obtain from Customer Service) in the browser address window and then press enter on your keyboard. If you get an error message similar to the "page cannot be displayed", there might be maintenance occurring on the web site. Call your Service Provider for Technical Support or try again later.|
|THE CONNECT / DISCONNECT BUTTON IS NOT HIGHLIGHTED ON THE STATUS MONITOR SCREEN BUT A RADIO SIGNAL IS PRESENT|
|If the "Wireless Broadband Modem Status Monitor" loses contact with the Wireless Broadband Modem, then the "Wireless Broadband Modem Status Monitor" should be shut down and restarted to clear the problem. If the problem persists the computer port that the Client Software and the Wireless Broadband Modem are using may have become "locked up" and can not be freed until the computer is shutdown (powered off) and restarted. |
If there is still a problem after shutting down and restarting you computer, call your Service Provider for Technical Support.
|ERROR MESSAGE "INVALID PASSWORD"|
||This error message means that the network no longer recognizes your username and/or password. |
||Check that your username and password were entered correctly. |
||The ISP's server does not allow more than one simultaneous connection to the network with the same username and password. Do not share your username and password with other Wireless Broadband Modem users. |
||If you cannot correct the problem, call your Service Provider for Technical Support. |
|ERROR MESSAGE "NO ANSWER"|
|On rare occasions, the server will not receive the message advising it that the previous session has ended. There is a timeout of a few minutes before the server will accept a subsequent connection. If you recently had a successful connection, wait a few minutes before trying again.|
|ETHERNET CONNECTED WIRELESS BROADBAND MODEM NOT RESPONDING|
|Make sure that the modem is connected to an Ethernet port on the computer that is 10BaseT and half duplex. If unsure, call your Service Provider for Technical Support.|
|WIRELESS BROADBAND MODEM NOT RESPONDING|
||Check that the computer interface cable is securely connected to the PC and modem.|
||Check that the modem power button is on. |
||If the Wireless Broadband Modem still does not respond, try restarting the PC and then restart the computer Client Software application. Occasionally, the PC COM port that the computer Client Software and the Wireless Broadband Modem are using can become "locked up" and cannot be freed until the PC is restarted. |
||If the status bar still reports "Wireless Broadband Modem not Responding", contact your Service Provider for Technical Support.|
|INTERACTION WITH HYPERTHREADING (USB Only)|
||You can find out if you have Hyper Threading Technology enabled on your computer by checking the Intel ® sticker on your PC and if it says Pentium ® 4 at the bottom and HT in the top right-hand corner then you have Hyper-Threading Technology (see right)|
|You may be able to connect as normal, but after a period of time, the internet connection will seem to still be established but no data will actually get transferred. The internet connection seems to hang, so that when you try to browse or send/receive emails you will get errors of unreachable servers etc. just as if you were not connected. After about a minute or so, a window will pop up saying that the internet connection has disconnected. |
This problem is not limited to specific motherboards.
The recommendation in this case is to use Ethernet which does not experience the problem instead of the USB.
To switch from USB to Ethernet you can perform the following steps:
||Ensure that you have the Installation CD available |
||Left click the "start" button |
||Left click "Control Panel"|
||Left click "Add or Remove Programs"|
||Highlight "IPW PC Software"|
||Left click "Remove" and follow the on-screen instructions|
||Unplug the USB connector|
||Insert the Installation CD |
||Follow the on-screen set up instructions, ensuring that when requested, you select Ethernet as the preferred method of connection|