Testing the Wireless Communications

To check the range of the communications base and determine whether the handheld terminal can communicate with the base, perform this test.

IMPORTANT:  Ensure the terminal is registered to the communications base before beginning this test.

a. Power on the base and power on the handheld.

b. Walk with the handheld to the spot furthest away from the base that the handheld is likely to be used (e.g., the far side of the room or the patio).

c. While you are walking, ensure that the Wireless Signal icon ( iwl220_icon_wireless-signal.jpg) is displayed on the READY screen of the handheld the whole time.

IMPORTANT:  If the Wireless Signal icon is not displayed (or there are less than three bars), transactions should not be performed when the handheld is in that spot.