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PLANET ENW-9503/04

10/100Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

User¡¦s Guide

About This Guide

Thank you for purchasing PLANET ENW-9503/04, high performance PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter. This guide is to provide the installation and usage of the card for network installers or users. ENW-9503 complies with the latest PCI bus specifications and comes jumperless to simplify installation. Extensive driver supports for commonly used network operating systems including NetWare, Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP and TCP/IP are available. The following summarizes the contents of the chapters and appendix.

Section Contents

Chapter 1 Gives an overview of the hardware characteristics and benefits 
Chapter 2  Describes the physical installation of the ENW-9503/-9504 adapter, specifying adapter settings, software setting, and installing a network driver. 
Appendix A Troubleshooting 
Appendix B  Product Specification 
Appendix C About PLANET ENW-9503/ ENW-9504 / ENW-3504FC Family 



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Contents subject to revision without prior notice.

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FCC Warning

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the Instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

CE Mark Warning

This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.


PLANET Ethernet Adapter Driver Diskette
For Models: ENW-9503/04, ENW-9503A


1 Introduction 

1.1 Hardware Overview

ENW-9503 and ENW-9504 10/100 network adapter complie to PCI 2.2 specification and supports half/full duplex feature which can double network bandwidth. Supports both 10Mbps and 100Mbps network speed, 100Base-TX operates on two pairs of category 5 UTP cable and 10Base-T operates on Category 3,4,5 UTP cable. And with the Auto-Negotiation technology, network speed is auto detected. When you connect the adapter to 10Base-T hub via UTP cable, the network speed becomes 10Mbps. Similarly, if you connect the adapter to 100BaseTX hub, the network speed is 100Mbps. If the hub is a switching hub which supports full duplex function, then the speed will be doubled to 20Mbps/200Mbps through its auto-negotiation.

Real hassle free installation is achieved by conforming to PCI bus. Just plug in the card and all setup is done automatically. This adapter supplies many drivers including ODI driver for NetWare 3.x/4.x, NDIS driver for Microsoft LAN Manager, Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP and a Packet Driver for TCP/IP software. Whatever your requirements are ease of installation, superior performance or responsive support backed up by unlimited technical support, this adapter is the superior choice.

1.2 Features & Benefits 

.Supports 32-bit PCI Bus Master for high performance and low processor utilization. 
.Complies with the IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD, 100Base-TX and 10Base-T standard. 
.Full duplex design to double the performance to 20Mbps/200Mbps. 
.One STP connector for 100Mbps or 10Mbps network speed. 
.Support Auto-negotiation function. 
.Built-in FIFO buffers to eliminate external memory. 
.Supports early interrupt-on-transmit to increase performance. 
.Supports ODI driver for NetWare 3.x/4.x; NDIS driver for LAN Manager, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Packet Driver for TCP/IP software. 
.Provides diagnostic software and two LEDs to indicate network link and activity status. 
.Supports smart remote Boot ROM (optional) 
.Support ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) and Remote Wake-up (Wake-on-LAN) 


2 Installation 

2.1 General Installation 

.Turn off the computer and remove its cover. 
.Insert the card into one of the free PCI slots and secure the adapter with screw firmly. Put back the cover of the computer 
.Connect to the network using a straight UTP/STP cable ( 100 meters or 328 feet, maximum, Category 5 for 100Mbps, Category 3, 4, 5 for 10Mbps) 
.Power on the PC and install the driver 

2. 2 Configuration / Diagnostic

Basically, ENW-9503/-9504 is completely self-configurable, requiring no intervention from the user. You can also run diagnostic of the card from the setup.exe program provided within the driver diskette. 

Insert the diskette provided with ENW-9503/-9504 into your floppy drive, in pure DOS prompt, execute setup.exe command and you'll see the following:

. View Current Configuration
. Setup New Configuration
. Diagnostic
. Exit 

Please follow the easy menu-driven program to configure the cards.
NOTE: The setup.exe can only works on DOS or Windows 95/98 which running on pure DOS mode.

2.3 Driver Installation

For detailed information, please refer to the document in this diskette provided with the product using file  help.exe.

2.4 BOOT ROM Installation (Optional)

The product provides a socket for a remote boot ROM. With a boot ROM, a host computer can load the operating systems over the network.

Plug in the boot ROM to the appropriate position, make sure the direction is correct. 
Enable the boot ROM function. Please see Setup.exe program and Readme.exe for detail. 
Enable the RPL service of your network server. 

2.5 Remote Wake-On-LAN (Optional)

Your ENW-9503A provides a 3-pin connector for a "stand-by" power connection to your PC's mainboard. Please check the help.exe and your mainboard's Guide for the "Remote-Wake up" installation.

Or, you can use any software that support Wake-On-LAN to send Magic Packet to the PCs that need to be awaked. You can also download AMD's magic packet utility to use with our card's Wake-On-LAN feature.

Both ENW-9503/03A and ENW-9504 support PCI 2.2 Interface, you can also check whether your mainboard and BIOS supports PCI2.2 or not if you would like to activate your PC remotely. Please check the user's manual of your mainboard for its PCI specificaiton.



A Troubleshooting

If you experience any problems with the adapter, first make sure the appropriate driver is loaded, and the proper cable is connected to the adapter port. (Cat. 5 UTP for 100Mbps, Cat. 3,4,5 for 10Mbps) Then the hub should comply with the adapter specification, such as 10Mbps 10Base-T or 100Mbps 100Base-TX, then check the LED. Secondly, most common factors that cause an adapter to fail are configuration conflicts and cabling problems. PCI cards shouldn't have any conflict problem due the plug and play specification. Use the adapter LED indicators and Diagnostic Program. For information on the Diagnostic Program, please see Setup program. If the problem persists, call your dealer for help.

The adapter provides LED indicator(s) to indicate network status.  Please check the LED status to know the adapter's connection situation.


B Product Specification

 : IEEE 802.3u, 100Base-TX, 10Base-T
Transmission rate
 : 10 /20, 100/200Mbps, Auto-Negotiation
 : PCI bus Spec. Ver 2.2
 : Assigned by PCI BIOS
I/O Address
 : Assigned by PCI BIOS
Boot ROM Address
 : Assigned by PCI BIOS
Driver Support
 : Novell NetWare3.x, 4.x, UnixWare 7.0, Windows NT3.1, NT3.5, NT3.51, NT4.0, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows for workgroups 3.x, Windows 95/98, TCP/IP, Lantastic 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, and SCO UNIX, Linux, etc.
 : Setup.exe for NIC diagnostic
   help.exe for NOS driver installation Guide

 : 0 to 55 degree C(operating)
 : 1.8 Watts (max)
 : FCC class B; CE


C About PLANET ENW-9503 / ENW-9504 & ENW-3504FC

Base on the same Ethernet Controller Chip, PLANET ENW-9503 / ENW-9504 and the CardBus ENW-3504FC can use the same driver in the diskette. The following describe the products:

Model       ENW-9503A        ENW-9503        ENW-9504         ENW-3504FC 
Interface    PCI 2.2 	     PCI 2.2         PCI 2.2      32-bit CardBus PCMCIA Type II 
PCI 2.1 WOL   Yes 		No 		No 		No 
PCI 2.2 WOL   Yes 		Yes		No 		No 
Boot ROM socket Yes 	        Yes		No		No 
ACPI    	Yes 		Yes		Yes		Yes

D About the Chip of ENW-9503/04 Family

The ENW-9503/04 Family use the Realtek chip contorller, you can find more information about the chip in the Realtek web page:

Thank you!

PLANET Technology Corporation 
Technical Support:
Tel: 886-2-22199518 
Fax: 886-2-22199528 

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  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

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  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

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