TROUBLE.TXT Driver File Contents (3c523x.exe)

                           3Com Corporation
              EtherDisk Diskette for the EtherLink/MC Adapters
                           Troubleshooting



If the EtherLink/MC adapter diagnostic tests fail, the adapter may not be
defective.  Check the following:

1.  Make sure that the adapter is completely seated in its slot.  Review the
    installation instructions in the appropriate adapter guide.

2.  Inspect all cables and connections.

3.  If you are running the Group 2 tests, make sure that the adapter is 
    securely connected to a loopback plug (coax version only) or to a 
    properly cabled inactive network.

4.  If you are running the Group 3 tests, make sure that the adapter is 
    securely connected to a properly cabled inactive network and that an
    echo server is set up on the network.

5.  Make sure that none of the adapter settings conflict with any other 
    peripheral or software program (such as 3Com's Extended Memory Manager) 
    installed in the computer.  For a list of system resources commonly used
    by other peripherals, select "Additional Adapter Information" from the
    main menu, then "System Resources" from the Information submenu. 

6.  Make sure that the transceiver type selected is correct.

7.  Running tests while connected to an active network can cause intermittent
    failures.  These failures can be avoided by using an inactive network on
    which only the computer being tested (and an echo server if running the
    Group 3 tests) is connected.

8.  If you installed an EtherLink/MC TP adapter, check the LEDs on the back-
    plate of the adapter.  The yellow (ACT) LED is on when there is data
    transmission activity on the adapter.  This light will go on during
    the Group 2 and Group 3 tests.  The green (LNK) LED will be on when there
    is a correct connection between the adapter and the hub.  If the link
    pulse jumper is in the OFF position, the green LED will be on whether or
    not there is a connection.
 
9.  If you have installed an EtherLink/MC TP adapter, make sure that the 
    settings for the following jumpers are correctly configured for the hub:
 
        RECEIVE THRESHOLD
        DC SIGNAL
        LINK PULSE
        EQUALIZATION
        WIRE IMPEDANCE
        TRANSMIT LEVEL
 
    For information on setting these jumpers, select "Additional Adapter
    Information" from the main menu, then "Twisted-pair Options" from the 
    Information submenu.

10. The slot in the computer may be defective.  Install the adapter in 
    another slot and run the tests again.
 
11. The computer in which the adapter is installed may be defective.
    Install the adapter in a known functioning computer and run the tests
    again.
 
12. The loopback plug you are using may be defective.  Try a different
    loopback plug.
 
13. Replace the failed adapter with a known working EtherLink/MC adapter
    with the same jumper settings.  If the second EtherLink/MC adapter fails,
    something is wrong with the test environment, not with the adapter.
 
 
  
                       (%VER  Troubleshooting v3.4a)

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