------------------------------------------------- Cisco 605 PCI ADSL Modem driver 1.0 BETA ------------------------------------------------- UNSUPPORTED! This is perhaps the ONLY Cisco 605 Windows 2000 driver you'll ever find. I have tested it extensively and it *works* but it is not supported by Cisco, Intel, or me! So, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! -LogicalMadness This document is to be used in conjunction with the Cisco 605 Personal PCI ADSL Modem User's Guide. 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All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. (9901R) Copyright c 1999, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Release Notes for Cisco 605 2.1.0 March 17, 1999 These release notes discuss features, caveats, and open problem reports for the Cisco 605 2.1.0 release. For more detailed information about the features in these release notes, refer to the "Related Documentation" section on page 5. Information about electronic documentation can be found in the Cisco Connection Online section on page 5 and in the Documentation CD-ROM section on page 6. 1. Contents These release notes discuss the following topics: Cisco 605, page 1 New Features for Cisco 605 2.1.0, page 2 Features of the Cisco 605, page 2 Important Caveats for Cisco 605 2.1.0, page 4 Open Problem Reports as of Cisco 605 2.1.0, page 5 Related Documentation, page 5 Cisco Connection Online, page 5 Documentation CD-ROM, page 6 2. Cisco 605 Cisco 605 2.1.0 is a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) compliant Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) modem for use in connecting to the Internet or your corporate LAN. The Cisco 605 slides easily into any PCI compliant personal computer. The driver software for the Cisco 605 ships on the Cisco 605 CD-ROM. 3. New Features for Cisco 605 2.1.0 The new features in Cisco 605 2.1.0 are as follows: Displays timeout messages generated by the Service Provider (SP). Support for dedicated service for the RFC 1483 driver. 3.1 Displays Timeout Messages The Cisco 605 now displays timeout messages that the SP generates. These messages give you warning that the SP will terminate or is terminating your session. To display timeout information, click on the Link tab in the Cisco 605 Commander. If the Timer Type, Elapsed Time and Timer Period fields display Unknown, the SP sends timeout messages via dialog boxes when it is about to terminate or is terminating the session. If Timer Type, Elapsed Time and Timer Period fields display specific timeout values, the SP terminates the link according to these timeout values. For more information on timeout values, see the "Viewing and Changing Cisco 605 Settings" chapter in the Cisco 605 Personal PCI ADSL Modem User Guide. 3.2 Support for Dedicated Service for the RFC 1483 Driver The Cisco 605 now supports dedicated service for the RFC 1483 driver. You have the option to a dedicated or leased line modem at the SP, which provides for uninterrupted ADSL service. You must subscribe to this service by contacting you SP. Once you have subscribed to the service, check the Auto Connect check box on the Settings tab of the Cisco 605 Commander to invoke the service. Note If you check the Auto Connect check box and have not subscribed to a dedicated or leased line service, the Cisco 605 will train, but the SP equipment will eventually terminate the link. Once this occurs you could experience difficulty training again even if you uncheck the Auto Connect check box. 4. Features of the Cisco 605 The features in the Cisco 605 are as follows: Supports maximum asymmetric receive data rates up to 7 Megabits per second (Mbps) and transmit data rates up to 1Mbps using the Rate Adaptive Digital Subscriber Loop (RADSL) with Carrierless Amplitude Phase (CAP) encoding Supports two drivers, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) and Request for Comments (RFC) 1483, and runs on three different platforms, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98 Includes the Cisco 605 Commander Includes status Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) indicating transmit and receive data and ADSL connectivity Supports PCI Plug-and-Play compatible for easy installation and configuration Utilizes Cisco EZ-DSL technology to reduce the effects of transient noise on the line Supports a MAC Address Pop-Up Dialog for the RFC 1483 driver Includes important Microsoft files on the Cisco 605 CD-ROM 4.1 Support for Asymmetric Receive and Transmit Data Rates Using the RADSL with CAP encoding, the Cisco 605 is able to support asymmetric receive and transmit data rates. The receive data rate, referring to the data rate at which the end user's machine receives data, is up to 7 Mbps. The transmit data rate, referring to the data rate at which the end user's machine transmits data, is up to 1 Mbps. 4.2 Support for Two Drivers on Three Platforms The Cisco 605 supports two different types of driver software depending on the needs of the end user and the provider's network. The Cisco 605 also supports three different platforms, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98. The Windows 95 version of the driver is functionally identical to the Windows 98 version. Refer to the Windows 95 section of the "Using the 1483 Software" chapter in the manual for information on using the driver under either Windows release. Under Windows 95, the 1483 driver requires the Microsoft Winsock 2.0 update, which is available on the Cisco 605 CD-ROM. For more information on the driver you will be using, contact your service provider. 4.3 Includes the Cisco 605 Commander All versions of the 2.0.2 driver include the 605 Commander driver management tool. The 605 Commander is a system tray application that lets you configure the driver and view driver statistics dynamically. When you use the RFC1483 version of the driver, the 605 Commander can also be used to establish and disconnect your data session. The 605 Commander is automatically placed in your system tray during system boot. You do not need to reboot Windows 9x machines after changing configuration options. 4.4 Support for Status LEDs Indicating ADSL Connectivity The Cisco 605 has two LEDs that indicate line activity: the LNK LED and the ACT LED. The LEDs change according to the line activity. The LNK LED behaves in the following manner: LED is off when the Cisco 605 line is idle. LED blinks when the Cisco 605 line is training. LED turns green with the Cisco 605 line is connected. The ACT LED blinks when data is moving across the line and does not blink when data does not move across the line. 4.5 Support for PCI Plug-and-Play The Cisco 605 supports plug-and-play for the Windows 95 and Windows 98 platforms. Machines running either of these platforms will auto-detect a Cisco 605 once it has been installed. 4.6 Includes Cisco EZ-DSL technology As part of your shipping contents, you received EZ-DSL Microfilters. The EZ-DSL Microfilters eliminate the need for a Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) splitter at your site and eliminate home re-wiring. The Microfilters prevent interference between the modem and the phone set, and reduce the effect of POTS- generated noise on the ADSL transceiver. If you see loss of data on the modem while phones are in use, or you hear noise on the line when the modem is connected, you need a microfilter for each phone in your house. If the Microfilters did not ship with your product, contact your Service Provider (SP). 4.7 Includes a MAC Address Pop-Up Dialog for the 1483 9x Software When using the RFC 1483 driver, you must enter the MAC address found on the Cisco 605. A pop-up dialog automatically prompts you to enter the MAC address during RFC1483 driver installation on Windows 9x platforms. This feature already existed on Windows NT platforms. 4.8 Includes Important Microsoft Files onto the Cisco 605 CD-ROM The Cisco 605 CD-ROM includes the following Microsoft files. Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3.0 -- To install before installing the PPP or 1483 drivers on the Windows NT 4.0 platform. The setup file is named \i386\update.exe on the Cisco 605 CD-ROM. Dial-Up Networking (DUN) 1.3 update -- To install before installing the PPP driver on the Windows 95 platform. This file is named msdun13.exe on the Cisco 605 CD-ROM. WinSock 2.0 update -- To install before installing the 1483 driver on the Windows 95 platform. This file is named W95ws2setup.exe on the Cisco 605 CD-ROM. Refer to the installation chapters for the PPP and 1483 drivers in the Cisco 605 Personal PCI ADSL Modem User's Guide for more instructions. Note The names and version numbers of the Microsoft files listed here supersede those listed in the manual. For example, if the manual says DUN 1.2 update, use the DUN 1.3 update, msdun13.exe, from the CD-ROM. 5. Important Caveats for Cisco 605 2.1.0 The following items are important caveats for Release 2.0.2 of the Cisco 605: The RFC1483 and PPP drivers both require user intervention to connect and disconnect the line. For RFC1483, this is done via the Cisco 605 Commander, which provides a graphical interface for connecting and disconnecting to your SP. For PPP, this is done via a Dial-Up Networking (DUN) connection profile. When running the RFC1483 driver on Windows NT and using DHCP to obtain your IP address, you may notice a delay when rebooting your machine after your IP address lease expires. This is due to the fact that Windows NT is trying to renew your IP address lease when the ADSL link is down. The next time you connect the ADSL line, your DHCP lease will be restored automatically. For the RFC 1483 driver on Windows 9x platforms: When you use the Suspend option from the Start menu, the system drops the ADSL link. When you bring the machine back up you must manually reconnect the link to move traffic. 6. Open Problem Reports as of Cisco 605 2.1.0 The problems listed in Table 1 are open as of Cisco 605 2.1.0. Table 1 Open Problems in Release 2.0.2 PR Number Description CSCdk90492 On Windows NT 4.0, the downstream data rate with the PPP driver is limited to approximately 3.5 megabits per second. Impact: Downstream data rates do not reach optimum speeds. Workaround: Currently none. This is believed to be an operating system limitation. Microsoft is investigating. 7. Related Documentation Use these release notes in conjunction with the following user documentation: Cisco 605 Personal PCI ADSL Modem User's Guide, 78-5591-02 Note This document can be found at http://www.netspeed.com/techsup/telco/605/605.html. 8. Cisco Connection Online Cisco Connection Online (CCO) is Cisco Systems' primary, real-time support channel. Maintenance customers and partners can self-register on CCO to obtain additional information and services. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, CCO provides a wealth of standard and value-added services to Cisco's customers and business partners. CCO services include product information, product documentation, software updates, release notes, technical tips, the Bug Navigator, configuration notes, brochures, descriptions of service offerings, and download access to public and authorized files. Note The Cisco 605 documentation will be available on CCO in the next release. In the meantime, the documents can be found at: http://www.netspeed.com/techsup/telco/605/605.html. CCO serves a wide variety of users through two interfaces that are updated and enhanced simultaneously: a character-based version and a multimedia version that resides on the World Wide Web (WWW). The character-based CCO supports Zmodem, Kermit, Xmodem, FTP, and Internet e-mail, and it is excellent for quick access to information over lower bandwidths. The WWW version of CCO provides richly formatted documents with photographs, figures, graphics, and video, as well as hyperlinks to related information. You can access CCO in the following ways: WWW: http://www.cisco.com WWW: http://www-europe.cisco.com WWW: http://www-china.cisco.com Telnet: cco.cisco.com Modem: From North America, 408 526-8070; from Europe, 33 1 64 46 40 82. 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