Preparing the Network Card and Terminal Server Client - Page 2
Installing Network Card Drivers
Unfortunately, the network support built in to the Jornada 680 is limited to a few select PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) network cards. Therefore, you'll have to install drivers for your wireless network card. I recommend using the 3Com Air Connect network cards. These cards fit into a standard PCMCIA socket and provide a wireless 11 Mbps connection to your network. More importantly, unlike many other brands, these cards include Windows CE drivers on the CD that comes with the card. You can see an example of the card in Figure 2. In the figure, the black portion of the card is the card's antenna.
Once you've installed the network card's drivers, you'll be prompted for the Wireless LAN Service area. This setting is a number that you would have configured your wireless hub and all wireless network cards to share. The default setting is 101.
Downloading the Terminal Server Client
While your handheld PC is still connected to your desktop PC, you must download and install the terminal server client. You can download the client at the following URL: www.microsoft.com/mobile/downloads/default.asp.
Simply download the terminal server client to your desktop PC. Once the download is complete, use your desktop PC to run the file you've just downloaded. When you do, the Setup program will install the terminal server client onto your handheld PC.
ConclusionNow that the necessary components are in place, it's time to begin configuring them. I'll explain the configuration process in Part 4 ( Configuring the Terminal Server Client ). //
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