SIMATIC NET

 

 

SINEMA E Version 2006 + SP4 + HF1 (simply referred to as SINEMA E below)

 

Installation and User Instructions

 

These instructions can be considered more valid than contradictory statements made in other documents.

 

Please read these instructions carefully. They contain important information on installing and using SINEMA E.

 

 

Important hints for the usage of SINEMA E

 

Area of application of SINEMA E

SINEMA E is a PC software package for planning, commissioning and servicing WLAN networks according to the IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/h standards.

SINEMA E includes functions for simulation, measurement (site survey) and configuration of SCALANCE W clients and access points and documentation of the results.

Experience with WLANs is essential to be able to work correctly with SINEMA E and to interpret the results.

Planning and reality

The planning accuracy is largely dependent on the accuracy with which the environment is modeled. During the planning phase with SINEMA E, complete and precise modeling of the environment is not always possible either because the environment only exists in plans or because full modeling would involve too much effort. For this reason, if the environment cannot be captured completely, it is sometimes more practical to use SINEMA E for planning WLANs based simply on the obstacles available from the catalog. This procedure can turn out to be a good compromise between simulation accuracy and the effort involved in modeling.

Although the materials and regions available in the catalog are based on measurements made in existing environments, the properties used, such as attenuation, environmental conditions etc. may nevertheless differ from the actual materials and regions depending on the environment. The simulation results may therefore differ to a greater or lesser extent. Whenever possible, simulation accuracy should be increased by measuring each region and each material used with SINEMA E before you model the environment.

SINEMA E is particularly suitable for indoor applications and outdoor applications in the immediate vicinity of buildings. SINEMA E was not, however, designed for purely outdoor applications over larger distances, such as directional wireless links, and was not released for such applications.

Planning and simulation results must always be verified by local RF field measurements. Differences between planning and reality can be recognized best in the SINEMA E differential view and deviations minimized by optimization (modifying device parameters and changing the position of antennas etc.).

Differences between planning and reality may be result for the following reasons:

·           Inaccurate modeling of the environment by the user

·           Measurement errors

-       due to component tolerances of the WLAN map used for the measurement

-       due to user error

·           Temporary or environmentally-related fluctuations in the RF field due to

-       other active transmitters in the WLAN frequency range (microwave, Bluetooth etc.)

-       persons and moving objects (for example empty, half full or full storage bays)

-       Dust, fog and rain

Configuration

The configuration of the SCALANCE W access points and clients supports multiple device parameter settings required for the basic commissioning of the WLAN network. Web-based management can be called up for special parameter settings.

Which environments are excluded?

The use of SINEMA E is excluded for the following environments and applications.

·           Outdoor applications over longer distances, such as directional wireless links

·           All applications in environments categorized as being dangerous to life or liable to cause injury, such as nuclear plants, traffic management systems for aircraft, railways and automobiles, extremely dusty environments; mines

Otherwise, the conditions of the sales agreement apply.

 

 

 

 

Contents

 

1             Components of the Product

1.1          New features in SINEMA E 2006 SP3

1.2          New features in SINEMA E 2006 SP4

2             Hardware Requirements

3             Software Requirements

3.1          Environment for Running the Program

3.2          Hard Disk Requirements

4             Installation Instructions

4.1          Installing SINEMA E

4.2          License Key for SINEMA E

4.3          Uninstalling SINEMA E

4.4          Install shied error messages

4.5          Internet setup

5             Further Notes

5.1          Event Settings for Access Point Version 2.3.5

5.2          STEP 7 Function "Edit Ethernet Node" or Use of the Primary Setup Tool not Possible

5.3          Unencrypted Password Transfer

5.4          Long Load Times for Wireless Upload/Download with Clients

5.5          Settings for Communication over Routers

5.6          Catalog & Properties

5.7          Do Not Modify Files

5.8          Do Not Use Bluetooth Adapters

5.9          FAQ on project engineering and configuration

5.10        iPCF (client SCALANCE W747-1RR)

5.11        Example project

5.12        Report

5.13        Noise Level and SNR Measurement with different WLAN cards

5.15        Site survey advanced mode - restrictions

5.16        Cross exchange of two IP-addresses

5.17        Exchange of SINEMA E projects

5.18        DPI configuration of the Graphical adapters

5.19        Supported site survey WLAN adapter

5.20        Supported site survey WLAN Adapter for advanced mode

5.21        Update of SINEMA E 2006 Lean / SINEMA E 2006 SP1 to SINEMA E 2006 SP2

5.22        Measuring with the material builder

5.23        Important information on difference view

5.24        Router address = IP-address

5.25        Dependency between site survey settings and calculation time for site survey graphs

5.26        Supported channels in advanced site survey mode

5.27        SINEMA E advanced mode driver not installable

5.28        Site survey measurement in Standard Mode

5.29        Import of foreign antenna pattern

5.30        Site survey measurement of 802.11h networks

5.31        How to choose site survey adapter for region and material builder in SINEMA E Lean version

5.32        Speed up auto-placement / reduce memory allocation

5.33        Data rates when channels overlap completely

5.34        Supported characters in DHCP client ID

5.35        Site survey driver for VISTA operating system

5.36        Continuous mode indicates a much weaker signal strength value than standard mode

5.37        Bird’s eye view window

5.38        Standard mode

5.39        Advanced mode

5.40        Adding Wi-Fi Protected Access Version 2 (WPA2) support to Microsoft Windows XP SP2

5.41        Advanced Mode driver does not support the simultaneous use of multiple Atheros-based Adapters

5.42        Enable SNMP v3

5.43        Troubleshooting

5.44        Relation between resolution of simulation and duration of simulation

5.45        Limitations when using Auto placement

5.46        Lock channel, lock power

5.47        Opening in ceiling

5.48        Jump to location & access points out of the view area

5.49        Released antennas for access points

5.50        New hardware revisions of SCALANCE W devices

5.51        SINEMA E crashes while opening IWLAN PB Link Client Properties page in Tablet PC

5.52        Released list of SCALANCE devices

5.53        SINEMA E Version 2006 SP1 or SINEMA E Version 2006 SP2 should not be installed over later versions (starting at SP3)

5.54        SINEMA E Version 2006 SP3 (and following versions) setup installs Site Survey Driver silently

5.55        Re-installing Site Survey Driver Setup since SINEMA E 2006 SP3

5.56        How to change “region domain code” of Advanced Mode Driver

5.57        SINEMA E Site Survey: It is not possible to capture 184,188 (JAPAN) channels

5.58        In the current SINEMA E version the following devices will be using “Alpha Networks wireless card with Atheros chipset” Country certification instead of “siemens wireless card“ country certification.

5.59        Load to SINEMA: Assigning online device to project devices.

5.60        Information regarding Country certification for Scalance W devices

5.61        SINEMA E Site Survey: Create User Defined Data Record

5.62        Using Remote Desktop for operating SINEMA E

5.63        Information regarding Firmware Update feature

5.64        TIA – Totally Integrated Automation

5.65         Change of the deployment country

 

 


 

 

 

1     Components of the Product

 

This CD contains a complete SINEMA E installation in two languages. Please read the section "Software Requirements" for information on supported operating systems.

 

 

SINEMA E 2006 Lean license - Order number: 6GK1781-0AA00-6AA0

SINEMA E 2006 Standard license - Order number: 6GK1782-0AA00-6AA0

SINEMA E 2006 Power Pack for Standard License - Order number: 6GK1782-4AA00-6AC0

 

The corresponding functionality is activated by key disk.

 

            This package contains the following components:

·      1 SINEMA E CD

·      1 SIMATIC NET Manual Collection CD

·      1 USB Stick with license key

·      1 Certificate of License

 

 

Content of the SINEMA E CD

·    SINEMA E Version 2006 SP4

·    Notes on the product "readme.htm"

·    "Configuration Manual"

·    "Getting Started" manual

·    Automation License Manager

·    .net Framework

·    site survey driver

 

 

After completing the installation the manuals are available on your computer by Start – Simatic – Documentation

 

1.1    New features in SINEMA E 2006 SP3

 

·         New Advanced Mode Driver is based on Atheros driver version: 5.3.0.56

·         New Advanced Mode Driver solves WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2) security settings issue

·         New Advanced Mode driver is compatible with all cards with the following Atheros chipsets:

      AR5001A, AR5001X, AR5001X+, AR5002X, AR5002G, AR5004G, AR5004X,

      AR5005G, AR5005GS,   AR5006X, AR5006G, AR5006GS, AR5006XS, AR5006EXS,         

      AR5006EX, AR5006EGS, AR5006EG, AR5007G, AR5007EG

 

1.2    New features in SINEMA E 2006 SP4

 

·         Trending Graph

·         Firmware Update

 

 

2     Hardware Requirements

 

To work with SINEMA E, you require a programming device or

a PC that meets the following minimum requirements in terms of processor speed, memory and graphics:

 

Processor                     RAM                 Graphics

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          1Ghz                               512 MB *             XGA 1024x768 16-bit color depth

                                                                                                                                 

* A main memory of at least 1024 MB is recommended.

 

For optimum display of the information, you should set the colors in the Control Panel of your PG/PC to at least 65535 colors.

 

 

 

3     Software Requirements

 

3.1    Environment for Running the Program

 

Operating Systems

SINEMA E is a 32-bit application that can be run with the following operating system:

 

Operating System                                            Service Pack

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MS Windows XP Professional                                       SP3

MS Windows Vista Business/Ultimate                 SP1

 

You will find more detailed information on the Microsoft Web site.

 

Internet Explorer

The MS Internet Explorer 6.0 is required with all operating systems.

 

 

User Permissions

You can work with SINEMA E under MS Windows if you are logged on with user permissions.

To install the software, you require administrator privileges.

 

Acrobat Reader

To open the PDF documents on the CD, you require the Acrobat Reader V4.0 or higher.

 

3.2    Hard Disk Requirements

 

SINEMA E Hard Disk Requirements

SINEMA E requires approx. 45 MB of space on your hard disk. The exact space also depends on your operating system and the file system you are using on your PG/PC.

 

 

 

4     Installation Instructions

 

The installation instructions contain important information that you require to install SINEMA E. Please read the instructions before you start the installation.

 

4.1    Installing SINEMA E

 

Insert the installation CD in the drive. The program is installed by a menu-guided setup.

 

The installation program starts automatically after you insert the installation CD. If you have disabled this function on your computer, start the setup program with the MS Windows Explorer by double-clicking on the SETUP.EXE program in the root directory of your CD.

 

Follow the instructions of the setup program.

 

Hint: When the “My Documents” folder is located on a network device that is currently not available SINEMA E is not installable. To solve this problem:

·         Remount the device or

·         Change the “My Documents” path to an available path temporary by changing the following registry entry.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]

"Personal"="\\\\erld250a.ww004.siemens.net\\Home48$\\km3805\\My Documents"

 

4.2    License Key for SINEMA E

 

Before you can work with SINEMA E, you have to transfer the license key (user authorization) from the license key disk to the computer. The license can be transferred during the setup.

 

During installation of SINEMA E a dialog titled “Automation License Manager” will be opened. The “Automation License Manager” window must be set to front if it not shown in foreground and Transfer the license in this dialog from floppy disc to your hard drive. After license transfer or a SINEMA E license is already installed, close the dialog and the installation will proceed.

 

 

If you have not transferred the license during setup, restart your computer and transfer the key using the Automation License Manager. You start this with the Start menu entry SIMATIC\License Management\Automation License Manager. Insert the diskette in your floppy drive and transfer the license key to your local hard disk. You can also transfer the license key from the license key disk to a USB stick and transfer it from there to the local hard disk.

 

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Note

 

The Automation License Manager prevents the installation of authorizations and license keys to invalid drives or media such as RAM drives, diskettes or compressed drives (for example DBLSPACE). If the hard disk of the device is registered as "removable disk" with a hard drive mobile rack, it will be treated not as usual as a "hard disk" but as a CD which means that no license keys can be installed on it.

If you have compressed drives, you can install the license on the host drive.

 

Make sure that you follow the instructions in the README.WRI file of the Automation License Manager on the installation CD in "Automation License Manager\disk1\".

The folder "<drive on which the authorization/license key is installed>:\AX NF ZZ" contains hidden files. Do not under any circumstances delete, move or copy these files or the folder. They contain data required for licensing your software!

If you ignore this warning, you take the risk of losing your authorization/license key irrevocably.

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Notes on Correct Use of the License Key:

·    The license key diskette must not be read-only. Since the license key diskette is used without write protection, there is a risk that a virus could be transferred from the hard disk to the diskette. Whenever you install or uninstall a license key, you should therefore first scan your PG / PC for viruses.

 

·    If you use an optimizing program that provides the option of moving fixed blocks of data, only use this option once you have transferred the license key from the hard disk back to the license key diskette.

 

·    When you install the license key, a special cluster is created on the destination drive. Some checking programs show this cluster as being "defective". Do not try to repair this cluster.

 

·    Before you format, compress or restore your hard disk and before you install a new operating system, remember to transfer the license key back to the license key diskette.

 

·    If a backup copy of your hard disk contains copies of license keys, there is a danger that these copies may overwrite and destroy still valid license keys if you restore your backup data to the hard disk. To prevent a valid license key being overwritten by a backup copy, we strongly recommend that you either remove all license keys before you make a backup copy or that you exclude the license keys from the backup.

 

 

Using the Trial License

            If no valid license key is installed for SINEMA E, a trial license key is used that is supplied and installed as standard with SINEMA E. SINEMA E can, however, only be used for 14 days with this license key. The trial license is activated the first time you start SINEMA E without a valid license key.

 

4.3    Uninstalling SINEMA E

 

Uninstalling software products must conform to the procedures in MS Windows.

To uninstall your software package (for example "SINEMA E Version 2006 SP2") use the MS Windows application "Add/Remove Programs" (MS Windows taskbar with Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs).

 

As an alternative, you can use the setup program to uninstall the package.

 

NOTE: Please do not uninstall Sinema E Version 2006 + SP1 using Microsoft Windows “Add/Remove Programs” application.

 

4.4    Install shield error messages

 

When Install shield error messages occur during the installation process, so search for the error description and help by using the error number.

 

·         Start your web browser and open the page www.google.com

·         Type in following search string “install shield + error number + site” in e.g. “install shield + 1607 + site”.

 

4.5    Internet setup

 

Please pay attention to the following installation order for the Internet setup

 

1.       Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package can be downloaded following this link
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=32bc1bee-a3f9-4c13-9c99-220b62a191ee

 

2.       .Net Framework 2.0

The .Net Framework 2.0 can be downloaded  following this link
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856EACB-4362-4B0D-8EDD-AAB15C5E04F5&displaylang=en

3.       Automation License Manager

4.       SINEMA E + Driver 

 

5     Further Notes

 

5.1    Event Settings for Access Point Version 2.3.5

 

Setting the event "Force Roaming on IP down" in access point firmware version 2.3.5 returns an error.

 

Solution

·         With firmware version 2.3.5

o        Disable the setting "Force Roaming on IP down" in SINEMA E in the Parameter Editor in the Events category

o        Load the configuration to the access point with "Load to Device"

o        Enable the option using Web based Management.

 

·         As an alternative to the solution mentioned above, you can also replace firmware version 2.3.5 with firmware version 2.4. This problem no longer occurs in this firmware version.

o        You will find new firmware versions by clicking on the following link

http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/llisapi.dll?func=cslib.csinfo&lang=de&objid=10806097&subtype=133400   

 

5.2    STEP 7 Function “Edit Ethernet Node” or Use of the Primary Setup Tool not Possible

 

When SINEMA E has been started, it is not possible to work with STEP 7 function “Edit Ethernet node” and Primary Setup Tool.

 

Solution: Exit SINEMA E before you use STEP 7 or the Primary Setup Tool.

 

5.3    Unencrypted Password Transfer

 

With the following online function, SINEMA E transfers an unencrypted password. (Only firmware version 2.3 / 2.4)

 

·         Load to SINEMA

·         Load to Device

·         Backup

·         Reset

 

5.4    Long Load Times for Wireless Upload/Download with Clients

 

With SINEMA E, the load times with clients of the type SCALANCE 74X can be longer than normal, if the clients have a firmware version lower than 3.0.

 

5.5    Settings for Communication over Routers

 

To be able to communicate over a router between the engineering system and wireless devices, both ends (engineering system and the destination system) must have the router entered as default gateway. The router must therefore allow access over both networks and the Telnet/TFTP ports must be enabled on the router.

 

5.6    Catalog & Properties

 

If you have modified entries in the global library, you can synchronize these with the project catalog.

Notice: The number of interfaces of the access points is not synchronized!

The modifications are displayed in the 'Catalog & Properties' window only after the synchronized object has been selected again.

 

5.7    Do Not Modify Files

   

Notice: Do not modify any files installed by SINEMA E!

·         Project files

·         Catalog files

·         Configuration files

If you modify files, it will not be possible to run SINEMA E free of errors or you will not be able to open existing projects.

 

5.8    Do Not Use Bluetooth Adapters

 

With SINEMA E do not use Bluetooth adapters displayed in 'Options > Network adapters'!

SINEMA E is not designed for this and you may otherwise encounter problems in the running of the program.

 

5.9    FAQ on project engineering and configuration

 

In the Configuration Manual in chapter 5.1.5 under the entry ‘How can I enable or disable SINEMA E as an exception for the Windows XP Firewall?’ you can find the notice that SINEMA E uses while loading the configuration the ports TFTP (default port number 69) and Telnet (default port number 23).

 

5.10  iPCF (client SCALANCE W747-1RR)

 

iPCF is only possible, if the option ‘Connect to any SSID’ is disabled.

 

5.11  Example project

 

Example project file for SINEMA E can be found in the folder “Example” in the installation path. The example project can be opened in SINEMA E in the help menu.

 

5.12  Report

 

The antennas, which are placed by the Sales Wizard, display in the table ‘Access Point Information’ the x-position 0 and the y-position 0.

You can get the right position of the antenna from the x-y-position of the access point.

 

5.13  Noise Level and SNR Measurement with different WLAN cards

 

The Noise level and the dependent SNR value are strongly dependent on different WLAN adapter cards. This is caused by the different WLAN cards.

 

5.15  Site survey advanced mode - restrictions

 

The advanced mode was tested under German country regulations.

 

5.16  Cross exchange of two IP addresses

 

If two devices with the same IP address exists in a real network and the user want to exchange the IP address, please follow the following instructions

 

·         Start the Online Function “initial setup”.

·         Change the IP address of the first device to a free IP address.

·         Load all devices by using the online function “Load to device”.

 

5.17  Exchange of SINEMA E projects

 

To save disk space while exchanging SINEMA E projects – use “Save copy of project as ...” functionality. This function saves only the necessary files for project exchange.

 

5.18  DPI configuration of the Graphical adapters

 

For a correct presentation use 96 dpi for the display settings. The configuration is reachable by right mouse button menu while pointing to the desktop – properties – tab settings – advanced settings – tab general.

 

5.19  Supported site survey WLAN adapter

 

MS Windows XP SP2:

Following WLAN adapters are supported by “SINEMA E advanced mode” driver in advanced and standard mode.

 

·         SIMATIC NET CP 7515

·         D-Link Air Premier DWL-AG660 FW 2.30

·         Cisco Aironet CB21AG-E-K9

·         Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g ComboCard 8480-FC

·         Netgear Dual Band Wireless PC Card WAG511 v2

 

Following WLAN adapters are not compatible with the SINEMA E advanced mode driver and can not be used in advanced mode.

·         D-Link AirXpert DWL-AG650/660 Wireless Cardbus Adapter (A/B/G)

 

Hint: Standard mode works with all WLAN adapters that are supported by Windows.

 

MS Windows Vista Business/Ultimate:

All WLAN adapters that are supported by Windows Vista are also supported by SINEMA E.

The following WLAN adapters are recommended:

·         SIMATIC NET CP 7515

·         D-Link Air Premier DWL-AG660 FW 2.30

·         Cisco Aironet CB21AG-E-K9

·         Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g ComboCard 8480-FC

·         Netgear Dual Band Wireless PC Card WAG511 v2

·         Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter

·         D-Link USB-Adapter DWL-122

 

 

5.20  Supported site survey WLAN Adapter for advanced mode

 

MS Windows XP SP2:

For the advanced site survey mode the “Advanced mode driver” is needed.

The driver is based on the Atheros V 5.3.0.56 wireless driver.

 

The driver is compatible to all cards based on the following Atheros chipset:

AR5001A, AR5001X, AR5001X+, AR5002X, AR5002G, AR5004G, AR5004X,

AR5005G, AR5005GS,   AR5006X, AR5006G, AR5006GS, AR5006XS, AR5006EXS,        

AR5006EX, AR5006EGS, AR5006EG, AR5007G, AR5007EG

 

How can I tell what chipset my wireless adapter is using?

What wireless adapters are commercially available those are using these chipsets?

View http://customerproducts.atheros.com/customerproducts/ResultsPageBasic.asp   to find out.

 

The number of commercially available wireless adapters using these chipsets is quite large. SIEMENS has tested a representative sample of these adapters to validate our driver’s support for these chipset families.

 

·         SIMATIC NET CP 7515

·         D-Link Air Premier DWL-AG660 FW 2.30

·         Cisco Aironet CB21AG-E-K9

·         Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g ComboCard 8480-FC

·         Netgear Dual Band Wireless PC Card WAG511 v2

 

MS Windows Vista Business/Ultimate:

All WLAN adapters that are supported by Windows Vista are also supported by SINEMA E.

The following WLAN adapters are recommended:

·         SIMATIC NET CP 7515

·         D-Link Air Premier DWL-AG660 FW 2.30

·         Cisco Aironet CB21AG-E-K9

·         Proxim ORiNOCO 802.11a/b/g ComboCard 8480-FC

·         Netgear Dual Band Wireless PC Card WAG511 v2

·         Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter

·         D-Link USB-Adapter DWL-122

 

 

5.21  Update of SINEMA E 2006 Lean / SINEMA E 2006 SP1 to SINEMA E 2006 SP2

 

If the user installs SINEMA E 2006 SP2 over an existing previous version a rollback to the previous version is only possible by uninstalling and reinstall of the previous version.

 

Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista

Please follow these steps:

·         Transfer the SINEMA licence key to the key disc or an usb device

·         Uninstall SINEMA E from the Windows XP system

·         Do upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista

·         Install SINEMA E 2006 SP2

 

5.22  Measuring with the material builder

 

To measure a new obstacle use the obstacle type “undefined obstacle” and the obstacle tool “normal”.

 

5.23  Important information on difference view

 

The mapping between a measured value and a simulated value is done by checking on the same BSSID and SSID. If the user does not define a BSSID in the project the mapping can not be done. So please define a BSSID in the project for the access points that should be compared in difference view.

 

5.24  Router address = IP address

 

In Web based management of the SCALANCE-W router-address can be set to the same value as the ip-address.

It is not possible to do the same using the SINEMA E online functions. The router-address is not set.

In an existing IP-Configuration of an online device with IP-address = router-address, the router-address is lost. The problem will be fixed with a new firmware version.

 

5.25  Dependency between site survey settings and calculation time for site survey graphs

 

Following settings have an influence in the calculation time / performance for site survey graphs.

·         Floor size ( calibration )

·         Coverage Map Profile

 

For best performance

·         Use small floor sizes

·         Use “Min” profile

 

5.26  Supported channels in advanced site survey mode

 

Following channels are supported in advanced mode.

 

802.11a

channel 36 | 5180 MHz

channel 40 | 5200 MHz

channel 44 | 5220 MHz

channel 48 | 5240 MHz

channel 52 | 5260 MHz

channel 56 | 5280 MHz

channel 60 | 5300 MHz

channel 64 | 5320 MHz

 

802.11h

channel 36 | 5180 MHz

channel 40 | 5200 MHz

channel 44 | 5220 MHz

channel 48 | 5240 MHz

channel 52 | 5260 MHz

channel 56 | 5280 MHz

channel 60 | 5300 MHz

channel 64 | 5320 MHz

channel 100 | 5500 MHz

channel 104 | 5520 MHz

channel 108 | 5540 MHz

channel 112 | 5560 MHz

channel 116 | 5580 MHz

channel 120 | 5600 MHz

channel 124 | 5620 MHz

channel 128 | 5640 MHz

channel 132 | 5660 MHz

channel 136 | 5680 MHz

channel 140 | 5700 MHz

 

802.11b/g

channel 1 / 2412 MHz

channel 2 | 2417 MHz

channel 3 | 2422 MHz

channel 4 | 2427 MHz

channel 5 | 2432 MHz

channel 6 | 2437 MHz

channel 7 | 2442 MHz

channel 8 | 2447 MHz

channel 9 | 2452 MHz

channel 10 | 2457 MHz

channel 11 | 2462 MHz

channel 12 | 2467 MHz

channel 13 | 2472 MHz

 

5.27  SINEMA E advanced mode driver not installable

 

Please make sure that the network card is plugged while installing the driver.

 

5.28  Site survey measurement in Standard Mode

 

When several access points exists in a plant with the same SSID, only the signal level of the AP will be measured where the PC is logged in. When the signal level of the other access points should be measured, please logout and login to the other access points and measure again.

 

5.29  Import of foreign antenna pattern

 

To import antenna pattern of a foreign format you can use the import functionality included in the antenna pattern dialog.

 

File format description:

 

The import file is CSV.

 

·         The values are row oriented.

·         The values are separated by comma or semicolon

·         Only “.” Not “,” for decimal places supported.

·         Phase is from -180° to + 180°

·         Attenuation is in db

 

 

Example:

* mode

patternmode=horizontal;

* for fine adjustment of the phase

phaseadjustment=90;

* is the phase inverted compared to SINEMA E

phasefactor=-1;

* attenuation of SINEMA E center point

attenuation_centerp=-60

* phase;attenuation

-179.000;-40.847

-178.000;-43.709

………;

179.000;-40.529

180.000;-39.759

 

Keyword description

Keyword

Comment

example

*

Leads in a comment

* this is a comment

phaseadjustment

In many cases the phase the vendor uses another orientation for the 0° angle. Use this attribute to adjust. The parameter should work in the SINEMA E GUI logic.

 

-180° … 180°

 

Phaseadjustment=90

 

 

Phasefactor

Some vendors inverted the angle logic.

Phasefactor = -1 …to invert the angle

Patternmode

Specifies whether it is a horizontal or a vertical pattern

 

horizontal = horizontal pattern

vertical = vertical pattern

patternmode=horizontal

patternmode=vertical

attenuation_centerp

Attenuation in the center of the pattern

attenuation_centerp=-60


 

5.30  site survey measurement of 802.11h networks

 

The mode of site survey measurements of an 802.11h networks is shown as 802.11a or g mode.

 

5.31  How to choose site survey adapter for region and material builder in SINEMA E Lean version

 

The network adapter can be selected in (Start \ Setting \ Control Panel \ network connections \ wireless network connections).

When more than one is activated, the first activated is used. The actual used network adapter is shown in the statistic of the measurements.

 

5.32  Speed up auto placement / reduce memory allocation

 

To speed up the auto placement algorithm and minimize memory allocation the checkbox “channel optimization after auto placement” can be unchecked. Uncheck this option, when SINEMA E announces too less memory.

 

5.33  Data rates when channels overlap completely

 

If channels of access points are overlapping completely the predicted data rate viewed in SINEMA E is too pessimistic.

 

You can estimate the correct data rate at a point by using the maximum data rate of the overlapping access points at this point and divide it through the amount of access points at this point.

 

e.g.

2 overlapping AP

Both can reach 54 Mbit/s at the point

 

Resulting data rate = 24Mbit/s

 

5.34  Supported characters in DHCP client ID

 

Only characters of the international ASCII character set are supported for client ID of DHCP.

 

5.35     Site survey driver for VISTA operating system

 

Microsoft Windows Vista and higher versions provide built-in support for 802.11 Wireless LAN networking. So, site survey driver is not required.

 

5.36     Continuous mode indicates a much weaker signal strength value than standard mode

 

Continuous mode records measurements between START and END point defined by the user. These measurements are mapped to floor plan map based on measurement grid size value and number of measurements recorded within each grid. Since we are calculating MEAN value of measurements within each grid, signal strength value of continuous mode may slightly vary with standard mode values.

 

5.37  Bird’s eye view window

 

To improve zoom functionality and to show the “user interested area” easily, the ‘Bird’s eye view’ window is added into the project navigator. The user can view complete “view area” in a small feed back window and he can easily navigate in the main window.

You can open and close the ‘Bird’s eye view’ window with the “Show Bird’s Eye” view tool bar button in the tool bar of the modeling editor.

Functions of Bird’s eye view:

·         Select view area: The user is able to define his view area, depending on user selected area in Birds eye view. The main window is zoomed and scroll bars are set such that user selected area is exactly being fit to view window.

·         Show in actual proportion/stretched view: The user is able to choose if Bird’s eye view window should be proportional to the main window or not.

 

Note: The Bird’s eye view and the 3d view aren’t being refreshed for the selected window when you have 2 or more windows opened as multiple views.

 

5.38  Standard Mode

 

·         Standard Mode Driver Hints

The standard mode works with all WLAN adapters supported by Microsoft Windows XP SP2. In Windows XP SP2 environment the user should use the latest driver from the adapter’s vendor for recording standard mode measurements of a WPA2 enabled wireless network.

·         WPA2 Hints

o        Install the new Microsoft WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2) patch for Windows XP SP2. This update provides support for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2).

You can find the download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;displaylang=en&familyid=662BB74D-E7C1-48D6-95EE-1459234F4483&displaylang=en

 

o        Make sure your access point firmware supports WPA2. If necessary update the firmware.

 

5.39  Advanced Mode

·        Advanced Mode Driver Hints:

The advanced mode driver is required for recording advanced mode measurements in Site Survey. This is a special driver required under Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and is available with the installation CD of SINEMA E. This driver is developed based on Atheros driver version: 3.1.2.47.

·        WPA2 Hints:

The advanced Mode driver under Microsoft Windows XP SP2 cannot be used with WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2) security settings.

In this case the previously installed device driver should be used (see: How to roll back a device driver) or the latest driver from the adapter vendor should be installed.

 

·        How to install Advanced Mode Driver:

o       Insert SINEMA E installation CD in the drive. The installation program starts automatically after you insert the installation CD. Follow the instructions of the setup program and select Site Survey driver setup from the list. This installs advanced mode driver for SINEMA E.

o       If SINEMA E is already installed in the machine, start driver setup from C:\Program Files\SIEMENS\SINEMA E\driver\Installation file\Setup.exe

 

Hint:  Please make sure that the PCMCIA-WLAN adapter with Atheros chipset released for SINEMA E Advanced mode is plugged-in while installing the driver.

 

·        Advanced mode driver is not WPA2 compatible in standard mode:

Advanced Mode driver is not WPA2 compatible even in Standard Mode. The advanced mode driver does not support WPA2 security settings. If the Access Points in the wireless network are protected with WPA2 and the advanced mode driver is assigned to the WLAN PCMCIA adapter then no wireless communication is possible between the PCMCIA adapter and the wireless network. This is the case even if SINEMA E is not active or if you are trying to operate SINEMA E in standard mode.

 

·        Advanced Mode driver does not support the simultaneous use of multiple Atheros-based Adapters:

Atheros doesn't support this usage. Since advanced mode driver is based on Atheros driver version 3.1.2.47, it does not support simultaneous use of multiple Atheros-based adapters.

Solution:

o        One of the Atheros-based cards would need to be disabled for the other Atheros-based card to function.

 

Please go through the below link:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/ca2d0191-299e-4dc3-afab-df5862d460be1033.mspx

 

5.40  Adding Wi-Fi Protected Access Version 2 (WPA2) support to Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

·         Install the new Microsoft WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access version 2) patch for Windows XP SP2. This update provides support for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2).

You can find the download here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;displaylang=en&familyid=662BB74D-E7C1-48D6-95EE-1459234F4483&displaylang=en

 

·         Make sure your access point firmware supports WPA2. If necessary update the firmware.

 

5.41  Advanced Mode driver does not support the simultaneous use of multiple Atheros-based Adapters

 

Atheros doesn't support this usage. Since advanced mode driver is based on Atheros driver version 5.3.0.56, it does not support simultaneous use of multiple Atheros-based adapters.

Solution:

§         One of the Atheros-based cards would need to be disabled for the other Atheros-based card to function.

 

Please go through the below link:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/ca2d0191-299e-4dc3-afab-df5862d460be1033.mspx

 

5.42  Enable SNMP v3

 

This option enables the transfer of traps of SNMP version 3. This option does not depend upon SNMPv1/v2c.

 

5.43  Troubleshooting

·        General Settings

o        For external adapters make sure USB or PCMCIA Wireless LAN adapter is plugged-in.

o        For internal Wireless LAN adapters make sure that the device is switched to ON.

o        Check under windows network settings that the Wireless LAN adapter is not activated.

·        How to diagnose which driver is installed

Open Network Adapters by clicking Control Panel, clicking Administrative Tools, clicking Computer Management, and then clicking Device Manager.

 

Right click a network adapter and select Properties menu. To see the details of the network adapter driver, click Driver tab and then click Driver Details... button. This will show driver file details.

·        How to disable a Network Adapter

Please go through the below link:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/ca2d0191-299e-4dc3-afab-df5862d460be1033.mspx

·        How to Roll Back a Device Driver

In case of any problems with a newly installed device driver, the previously installed device driver can be re-used by following the instructions in the below link.

Please go through the below link:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/driverrollback.mspx

 

5.44  Relation between resolution of simulation and duration of simulation

 

The more fine the resolution the more accurate the simulation is done, but the more time is needed for simulation.

 

5.45  Limitations when using Auto placement

 

The results of the auto placement algorithm are simply a recommendation, but do not necessarily always provide the best location and number of access points. You can however change the access point type, antenna, power and location in order to achieve the required coverage for your application. Please remember that the auto placement algorithm always uses omni-directional antenna, but in certain cases directional antennas may give a better result.

 

Please note following limitations of auto placement:

 

·         In some cases the auto placement algorithm will achieve coverage of less than 100%. This is often cause by the fact that there are sometimes an insufficient number of channels available at the WLAN mode in use. To achieve a better coverage you should use a WLAN mode that supports a higher number of channels. These settings can be changed in the options dialog.

The WLAN modes, e.g. in Germany support the following number of non-overlapping channels:

o        802.11a = 4

o        802.11b = 3

o        802.11g = 3

o        802.11h = 19 indoor

o        802.11h = 11 outdoor

 

The number can vary depending on country regulations.

 

·         It’s recommended to combine multiple small client areas into one area in order to simplify the auto placement.

 

Limitations using Auto placement outdoors

 

·         When a client area is covered completely by forbidden areas then no access point can be placed.
In this case increase the client area to the same size as the forbidden areas (location and size). Auto placement will place the access points as required.

 

Limitations using Auto placement indoors

 

To identify the boundaries of the algorithm a bounding polygon over all walls is being calculated. All Elements (walls, client areas, access points…) which are outside of the bounding polygon are not considered during auto placement and channel optimization.

 

Following examples shall help to explain the functioning of the algorithm

 

o        A building with 2 floors. In the lower one there is one access points. In the upper one there is one client area. Both floors are “connected” with a opening in the ceiling of the first floor. Starting the auto placement for the upper floor will not consider the access point located in the lower floor. The auto placement algorithm will place one additional access point in the upper floor for covering the client area.

o        Client areas which are partly inside a bounding polygon will not be covered by one hundred per cent by the auto placement algorithm. Any way the algorithm might show a coverage of 100%, since the part of the client area which lies inside the bounding polygon is completely covered.

 

 

 

5.46  Lock channel, lock power

 

The two properties ‘lock channel’ and ‘lock power’ can be found in the properties window of an access point and when set to true they do prevent the values channel and power being changed by channel optimization.

 

5.47  Opening in ceiling

 

A floor opening is used to model a hole in the ceiling, with it you can model a lobby or similar.

 

5.48  Jump to location & access points out of the view area

 

The function “jump To Location” will not show the selected access point if this one is placed outside the view area. The user has to zoom out manually to see the object.

 

5.49  Released antennas for access points

 

In order to see which antennas are released for which access point the user has to use the following link and browse for the suitable access point’s description.

http://support.automation.siemens.com/WW/llisapi.dll?func=cslib.csinfo&nodeid0=18690255&lang=en&siteid=csius&aktprim=0&extranet=standard&objid=15049486&treeLang=en

 

5.50  New hardware revisions of SCALANCE W devices

 

On hardware revision of access points and clients with the names does not changes, a numbering in SINEMA up/download is added in the style of #X (where X is a consecutive number).

 

5.51  SINEMA E crashes while opening IWLAN PB Link Client Properties page in Tablet PC

 

This problem occurs because of an error in Tablet PC and not with SINEMA E.

 

Please go through the below link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941975/en-us (An application stops responding when you use a tablet pen to mark items or to drag items on a Windows XP Tablet PC Edition-based computer)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827220/en-us (Programs May Function Erratically or Close Unexpectedly on the Tablet PC)

 

5.52  Released list of SCALANCE devices

 

Please go through the below link:
http://www.siemens.com/simatic-net/ik-info

 

Here you will find information about SCALANCE devices and all country regulation information.

 

5.53  SINEMA E Version 2006 SP1 or SINEMA E Version 2006 SP2 should not be installed over later versions (starting at SP3)

Earlier versions of SINEMA E releases (SP1 and SP2) won’t check for higher versions of SINEMA E build. This is a known bug with setup. If you install SP1 or SP2 over later versions all latest assemblies and binaries will be replaced with older ones. Also ‘Add/Remove Programs’ will show program entries in Control Panel of SP1 or SP2 and later versions of SINEMA E. So please don’t install SP1 or SP2 setup over later versions of SINEMA E.

5.54  SINEMA E Version 2006 SP3 (and following versions) setup installs Site Survey Driver silently

 

Since SINEMA E Version 2006 SP3 the setup installs Site Survey Driver silently. It internally detects the type of platform (XP or Vista) and installs the driver. User will not see any entry for Site Survey Driver when he starts SINEMA E installation.

 

5.55  Re-installing Site Survey Driver Setup since SINEMA E 2006 SP3

 

If Site Survey Driver is uninstalled using ‘Add/Remove Programs’ and user wants to reinstall it, please uninstall and install SINEMA E using the setup from the installation CD. Since SINEMA E Version 2006 SP3 the Site Survey Driver will be installed silently.

 

5.56  How to change “region domain code” of Advanced Mode Driver

 

Advanced Mode Driver scans channels based on the region domain code specified in the registry. By default, region domain code depends upon

the language of the target machine’s operating system. If operating system’s language is ‘ENGLISH’, ‘Region Domain’ will be ‘US’ and for ‘GERMAN’ language, ‘Region Domain’ will be ‘DE’.

 

Later User can change this region domain code in the registry. You can find the region domain key under the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\????.

‘????’ specifies a 4-digit number which represents a network adapter.

 

The {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318} subkey represents the class of network devices supported by the system. This subkey contains several 4-digit numbered subkeys, which represent particular network adapters. These subkeys store data that applies only to that device.

 

ccode subkey under a particular network adapter determines the region domain for that adapter. You can set ccode subkey value based on the values given in the ‘Code’ column of the below table. After setting a specific region code, please restart the system in order to effect those changes.

 

 

Region Domain

Code

11g

Turbo 11a

Turbo 11g

  "NO_COUNTRY_SET"

"NA"

YES

YES

YES

  "ALBANIA"

"AL"

YES

NO

YES

  "ALGERIA"

"DZ"

YES

NO

YES

  "ARGENTINA"

"AR"

YES

NO

NO

  "ARMENIA"

"AM"

YES

NO

YES

  "AUSTRALIA"

"AU"

YES

YES

YES

  "AUSTRIA"

"AT"

YES

NO

YES

  "AZERBAIJAN"

"AZ"

YES

YES

YES

  "BAHRAIN"

"BH"

YES

NO

YES

  "BELARUS"

"BY"

YES

NO

YES

  "BELGIUM"

"BE"

YES

NO

YES

  "BELIZE"

"BZ"

YES

YES

YES

  "BOLVIA"

"BO"

YES

YES

YES

  "BOSNIA"

"BA"

YES

NO

YES

  "BRAZIL"

"BR"

NO

NO

NO

  "BRUNEI DARUSSALAM"

BN

YES

YES

YES

  "BULGARIA"

"BG"

YES

NO

YES

  "CANADA"

"CA"

YES

YES

YES

  "CHILE"

"CL"

YES

YES

YES

  "CHINA"

"CN"

YES

YES

YES

  "COLOMBIA"

"CO"

YES

NO

YES

  "COSTA RICA"

"CR"

YES

NO

YES

  "CROATIA"

"HR"

YES

NO

YES

  "CYPRUS"

"CY"

YES

YES

YES

  "CZECH REPUBLIC"

"CZ"

YES

NO

YES

  "DENMARK"

"DK"

YES

NO

YES

  "DOMINICAN REPUBLIC"

DO

YES

YES

YES

  "ECUADOR"

"EC"

NO

NO

NO

  "EGYPT"

"EG"

YES

NO

YES

  "EL SALVADOR"

"SV"

YES

NO

YES

  "ESTONIA"

"EE"

YES

NO

YES

  "FINLAND"

"FI"

YES

NO

YES

  "FRANCE"

"FR"

YES

NO

YES

  "FRANCE_RES"

"F2"

YES

NO

YES

  "GEORGIA"

"GE"

YES

YES

YES

  "GERMANY"

"DE"

YES

NO

YES

  "GREECE"

"GR"

YES

NO

YES

  "GUATEMALA"

"GT"

YES

YES

YES

  "HONDURAS"

"HN"

YES

NO

YES

  "HONG KONG"

"HK"

YES

YES

YES

  "HUNGARY"

"HU"

YES

NO

YES

  "ICELAND"

"IS"

YES

NO

YES

  "INDIA"

"IN"

YES

NO

YES

  "INDONESIA"

"ID"

YES

NO

YES

  "IRAN"

"IR"

YES

YES

YES

  "IRELAND"

"IE"

YES

NO

YES

  "ISRAEL"

"IL"

YES

NO

YES

  "ITALY"

"IT"

YES

NO

YES

  "JAMAICA"

"JM"

YES

NO

YES

  "JAPAN"

"JP"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN1"

"J1"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN2"

"J2"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN3"

"J3"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN4"

"J4"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN5"

"J5"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN6"

"J6"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN7"

"J7"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN8"

"J8"

YES

NO

NO

  "JAPAN9"

"J9"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN10

"J10"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN11

"J11"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN12

"J12"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN13

"J13"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN14

"J14"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN15

"J15"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN16

"J16"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN17

"J17"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN18

"J18"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN19

"J19"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN20

"J20"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN21

"J21"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN22

"J22"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN23

"J23"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN24

"J24"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN25

"J25"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN26

"J26"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN27

"J27"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN28

"J28"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN29

"J29"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN30

"J30"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN31

"J31"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN32

"J32"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN33

"J33"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN34

"J34"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN35

"J35"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN36

"J36"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN37

"J37"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN38

"J38"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN39

"J39"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN40

"J40"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN41

"J41"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN42

"J42"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN43

"J43"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN44

"J44"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN45

"J45"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN46

"J46"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN47

"J47"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN48

"J48"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN49

"J49"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN50

"J50"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN51

"J51"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN52

"J52"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN53

"J53"

YES

NO

NO

JAPAN54

"J54"

YES

NO

NO

  "JORDAN"

"JO"

YES

NO

YES

  "KAZAKHSTAN"

"KZ"

YES

NO

YES

  "KENYA"

"KE"

YES

NO

YES

  "NORTH KOREA"

"KP"

YES

NO

NO

  "KOREA REPUBLIC"

"KR"

YES

NO

NO

  "KOREA REPUBLIC2"

"K2"

YES

NO

NO

  "KOREA REPUBLIC3"

"K3"

YES

NO

NO

  "KUWAIT"

"KW"

YES

NO

YES

  "LATVIA"

"LV"

YES

NO

YES

  "LEBANON"

"LB"

YES

NO

YES

  "LIECHTENSTEIN"

"LI"

YES

NO

YES

  "LITHUANIA"

"LT"

YES

NO

YES

  "LUXEMBOURG"

"LU"

YES

NO

YES

  "MACAU"

"MO"

YES

YES

YES

  "MACEDONIA"

"MK"

YES

NO

YES

  "MALAYSIA"

"MY"

YES

NO

NO

  "MALTA"

"MT"

YES

NO

YES

  "MEXICO"

"MX"

YES

YES

YES

  "MONACO"

"MC"

YES

YES

YES

  "MOROCCO"

"MA"

YES

NO

YES

  "NETHERLANDS"

"NL"

YES

NO

YES

  "NETHERLANDS ANTILLES"

"AN"

YES

NO

YES

  "NEW ZEALAND"

"NZ"

YES

NO

YES

  "NORWAY"

"NO"

YES

NO

YES

  "OMAN"

"OM"

YES

NO

YES

  "PAKISTAN"

"PK"

YES

NO

YES

  "PANAMA"

"PA"

YES

YES

YES

  "PERU"

"PE"

YES

NO

YES

  "PHILIPPINES"

"PH"

YES

YES

YES

  "POLAND"

"PL"

YES

NO

YES

  "PORTUGAL"

"PT"

YES

NO

YES

  "PUERTO RICO"

"PR"

YES

YES

YES

  "QATAR"

"QA"

YES

NO

YES

  "ROMANIA"

"RO"

YES

NO

YES

  "RUSSIA"

"RU"

YES

NO

YES

  "SAUDI ARABIA"

"SA"

YES

NO

YES

  "SERBIA & MONTENEGRO"

"CS"

YES

NO

YES

  "SINGAPORE"

"SG"

YES

YES

YES

  "SLOVAK REPUBLIC"

"SK"

YES

NO

YES

  "SLOVENIA"

"SI"

YES

NO

YES

  "SOUTH AFRICA"

"ZA"

YES

NO

YES

  "SPAIN"

"ES"

YES

NO

YES

  "SRILANKA"

"LK"

YES

NO

YES

  "SWEDEN"

"SE"

YES

NO

YES

  "SWITZERLAND"

"CH"

YES

NO

YES

  "SYRIA"

"SY"

YES

NO

YES

  "TAIWAN"

"TW"

YES

YES

YES

  "THAILAND"

"TH"

YES

NO

YES

  "TRINIDAD & TOBAGO"

TT

YES

NO

YES

  "TUNISIA"

"TN"

YES

NO

YES

  "TURKEY"

"TR"

YES

NO

YES

  "UKRAINE"

"UA"

YES

NO

YES

  "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES"

"AE"

YES

NO

YES

  "UNITED KINGDOM"

"GB"

YES

NO

YES

  "UNITED STATES"

"US"

YES

YES

YES

  "UNITED STATES"

"PS"

YES

YES

YES

  "URUGUAY"

"UY"

YES

NO

YES

  "UZBEKISTAN"

"UZ"

YES

YES

YES

  "VENEZUELA"

"VE"

YES

NO

YES

  "VIET NAM"

"VN"

YES

NO

YES

  "YEMEN"

"YE"

YES

NO

YES

  "ZIMBABWE"

"ZW"

YES

NO

YES

 


 

 

5.57  SINEMA E Site Survey: It is not possible to capture 184,188 (JAPAN) channels

 

Site survey won't support JAPAN channels like 184,188 etc. Older 802.11 adapters were probably configured for specific countries. Particularly NDIS 5.1 adapters that work on Windows XP. Newer NDIS 6 adapters (for Vista and later) seen to be much more configurable in this respect. You need to contact with adapter/chipset vendor for this behavior.

 

5.58  The current SINEMA E version, following devices will be using “Alpha Networks wireless card with Atheros chipset“ country certification instead of “siemens wireless card“ country certification.

 

·         All W786 types (RJ types: HW revision 3 and higher; FO types: HW revision 4 and higher)

·         All W784 types and all inherent client types

·         All W788 new hardware types and all inherent client types with order number like “6GK57xx-xAA60-xAx0”

 

5.59  Load to SINEMA: Assigning online device to project devices.

 

If there are offered more devices you have to choose a device from the list with the type and the firmware version which is corresponding to your device. At some devices you find the HW release. Please have a look at HW release for the online device and choose the corresponding device in the list of device to assign.

If the offered device contains the name like “scalance*-#1* “: There exist a multiple devices with same firmware version and same type of devices. # represents the count of such devices. This type convention is avoided by adding significant part of the order number to name for new hard ware devices.

 

5.60  Information regarding country certification for Scalance W devices.

 

Please check the latest country certification list, which can be found here: http://www.siemens.com/simatic-net/ik-info

 

5.61  SINEMA E Site Survey: Create User Defined Data Record

 

In the dialog “Create User Defined Data Record” the field “Wireless Adapter name” is going to be filled with an adapter from the mixed data records. The field “Mac Address” is then to be filled according the entry in “the field “Wireless Adapter name”.

 

5.62  Using Remote Desktop for operating SINEMA E

 

On some machines it may happen that SINEMA E will crash when it’s being operated via Remote Desktop. In such cases there is no other solution than not using Remote Desktop for operating SINEMA E.

 

5.63  Information regarding Firmware Update feature

 

The devices in plant have to support “SNMP version 1”. “SNMP public community” and “SNMP private community” will be used for authentication at the devices. Sinema E needs write access to the devices. “SNMP public community” corresponds to the “Read  community String” of the devices. “SNMP private community” corresponds to the “Read/Write community String” of the devices.

 

In Firmware Update the functions of the 2 buttons is as follows:

   - “Prepare Load”: The selected Firmware is being transferred to the device by the TFTP-server.

   - “Load and Reboot”: The device is just being rebooted.

 

5.64  TIA – Totally Integrated Automation

 

            Using TIA under Windows Vista the user Siemens TIA-engineer is not released for using SINEMA E.

 

5.65   Change of the deployment country

         

           Please close all SINEMA E windows if you intend to change the deployment country in the project properties.

 

5.66   Selection and alignment of antennas in the modeling editor

 

The usability for antenna selection and allignment has been improved with SINEMA E 2006 + SP4.

The new antenna-selection-dialog displays all antennas from the catalog including their name, gain and characteristic.

 

When aligning (rotation and tilting) the antenna in the modeling editor the respective antenna pattern (propagation characteristic) will be displayed.

 

The horizontal and vertical antenna patterns are particularly helpful when rotating and tilting directional antennas e.g. ANT795-6DN. 

In order to adjust the angle, click the drop-down-menu in the „rotation“- or „z-axis angle“-field, a dialogbox with the antenna pattern and a slider will be opened. Both the horizontal direction as well as a red arrow at the antenna in the modeling editor will be displayed.

 

This arrow indicates the rotation in the horizontal plane and does not change with alterations of z-axis angles.

 

Note:

The displayed antenna patterns (propagation charateristic) are based on the antenna-catalog. The orientation of the patterns in the catalog is mirrored with respect to the modeling editor (simulation)! This has to be considered when alligning and simulating the antenna.

 

Parameter "Rotation":

The red arrow at the access point in the modeling editor points in the actual propagation direction. On the other hand the antenna-pattern is mirrored.

 

Parameter "z-axis angle":

The antenna pattern in the z-axis is similarily mirrored, i.e. the actual direction is reversed. As the modeling editor is only a 2D display there is no corresponding red arrow for the tilting angle (z-axis) in this case.