Introduction ------------- 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: BNC/UTP 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 intervention. 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-condensingDownload Driver Pack
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