README.TXT Driver File Contents (sn3200ct.exe)


                    Ethernet Network Interface Card
                             for PCI Bus PC
                           Installation Guide

  FCC Warning

     This PCI Ethernet card have been tested and found to comply with the
  limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
  interference  when these devices are operated in a commercial environment.
  These devices generate,  use and can radiate  radio frequency  energy and,
  if not installed and used in accordance with this installation manual, may
  cause harmful  interference to radio  communications.  Operation of  these
  devices  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.

  1. Introduction

     This section is an introduction of the PCI Etherner card series.  It 
  provides an overview  of the adapters,  a brief  description  of their 
  features, and information on their LED indicators.

  1.1  Overview

       This 32-bit PCI Ethernet adapters card comply with PCI local bus
       specifications.   The card  provides installation flexibility with
       its  ability to connect on PCI system.

       The card, which can be used with the PCI system,	includes the
       following model:


         This model allows connection to a thin coaxial cable or
         10BASE-T twisted-pair segment through its BNC and RJ-45 ports,
         respectively. Only one port, however, may be used at a time.

  1.2  Features

       The PCI Ethernet card complies with the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards
       and uses VLSI components for enhanced reliability.  The following
       are just a few of the series' distinctive features.

       Easy installation

        The card complies  with PCI specifications, thus configuration
        on  PCI  systems is  handled entirely by the system with no user

       Setup/diagnostic program and LEDs. The series comes with a
        setup/diagnostic program that tests all adapter functions to verify
        correct operation of the card.  The two LED indicators on the
        adapter report network activity.

       Support for remote boot function. The series can be used on PCs or
        diskless workstations for remote booting on the network.  In order
        to use the remote boot function, however, a remote boot ROM
        (purchased separately) must be installed on the card.

       Runs a wide variety of networking software. The series can be used
        with all popular networking software.  The table below lists the
        supported software:

        NDIS driver
        Novell NetWare 3.x and 4.x ODI driver
        MS LAN Manager
        Packet driver
        Win/TCP Pathway Access for DOS
        FTP PC/TCP
        IBM PC LAN Support Program
        SUN PC-NFS
        IBM LAN Server
        3COM 3+Share
        DEC PathWorks
        Banyan VINES
        Windows for Workgroups
        3COM 3+Open
        Windows NT
        Windows 95
        Windows NT Advanced Server

  1.3  LED Indicators

       The LEDs on the PCI adapter series provide information on the
       state of the network.  The LEDs work in different ways, depending on
       the type of Ethernet cable being used.  The LEDs and their functions
       are listed below.

       Active Indicator. Indicates power and/or data transmit/receive.

       Link Indicator. Indicates the state of the data link. 

  2  Installation

  2.1 Inserting the Adapter into the PC

          CAUTION: To prevent damage to the adapter during installation,
          touch a grounded object to release any electrostatic build up
          in your body. Static electricity can damage certain components
          on the adapter.

      To insert the adapter into your computer, follow these steps:

           Turn OFF your PC and unplug it from the power outlet.

           Remove the PC cover.

           Insert the adapter into an available PCI expansion slot.

           Secure the adapter in the slot with a bracket screw.

           Replace the computer cover.

      After inserting the adapter into your computer, you will no
      longer need to remove it to adjust physical settings when
      configuring the card. Configuration (that is, assigning system
      resources to the adapter) takes place entirely through software.

  2.2  Connecting Network Cables

      2.2.1  Connecting 10BASE-T Twisted-Pair Cable

      This type of connection requires a twisted-pair cable of
      maximum length of 100 meters with RJ-45 connectors at both ends.
      Pins 1 and 2 of this cable must be a pair and so should pins 3 and 6.
      Each pin must connect straight to the other end of the cable (that
      is, pin 1 to 1, 2 to 2, 3 to 3 and 6 to 6).

      Connect one end of the twisted-pair cable to the RJ-45 port of the
      adapter and the other end to a 10BASE-T hub.  To connect, orient the
      RJ-45 connector correctly with the port, then push the connector into
      the port until it locks into place.

  2.2.2  Connecting 10BASE2 Thin Coaxial Cable

      This section discusses how to connect the adapter to a 10BASE2
      Ethernet network.  Follow these steps:

           Turn OFF the computer.

           Connect a BNC T-connector to the BNC port on the adapter.

           If your computer exists at the end of a 10BASE2 segment,
            then you only need to connect a single cable to the adapter
            via the T-connector; otherwise, you will need to connect two
            cables to both ends of the T-connector.  With just a single
            cable connected to the T-connector, you will need to attach
            a terminator on the unused end of the T-connector.

  2.3  Configuring the Adapter

      To configure the PCI Ethernet adapter, all you need to do is insert
      the card into a PCI slot in your computer, secure the card, close
      the case and connect the network cable. The adapter along with the
      other installed cards will be configured by the PCI BIOS and the
      operating system at system bootup.  After booting up, just load
      the appropriate drivers to establish the software connection to
      your network.  If your computer connects to a network during bootup
      (via startup files), then this step is handled by the system.

  2.4  Testing the Adapter Functionality

      The setup/diagnostic program incorporates two diagnostic tests for
      checking the adapter's basic functions and connectivity on the network.

      The Network Diagnostics test checks the adapter's ability to
      communicate on the network.  This test requires that at least two
      computers be connected by an Ethernet cable.  One computer should be
      set as the Respoder and the others as an Initiator.  If this test
      succeeds, then you have confirmed that the adapter can communicate 
      on your network.

      For the Network Diagnostics to be successful,network drivers supplied
      on the  PCI adapter's installation diskette  must be located in the
      same  directory as  the  setup program.  The install program  on the
      diskette  takes  care  of  copying  all  necessary  files  from  the
      installation diskette to the same directory on your hard drive. Unless
      you move files at a later time, you should not have any problems here.

  A  Specifications

  This section lists the PCI Etherent card specifications.


       RJ-45 port for UTP:               yes

       BNC port for thin coaxial:        yes

       FCC Class B:                      yes

       Maximum power
       consumption:                      3.5 W

       Size (cm x cm):                   15.8 x 7.4

       Boot ROM size:                    8K, 16K, 32K

       LED indicators:                   Active (green),
                                         Link   (green)

       Operating temperature:            32 ~ 131 degrees F
                                         (0 ~ 55 degrees C)

       Storage temperature:              -4 ~ 176 degrees F
                                        (-20 ~ 80 degrees C)

       Humidity:                         10 ~ 90% non-condensing

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