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  Cisco 605 PCI ADSL Modem driver 1.0 BETA

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the Cisco 605 Personal PCI ADSL 
Modem User's Guide.
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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 
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 
	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 
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 
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
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 
Note   The Cisco 605 documentation will be available on CCO in the next release. 
In the meantime, the documents can be found at:
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 
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You can access CCO in the following ways:
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526-7209, or To obtain general information about Cisco Systems, 
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