DIAG/TROUBLE.TXT Driver File Contents (3com_595.zip)
Driver Package File Name: 3com_595.zip
EtherDisk Diskette for
the Fast EtherLink and the EtherLink III (R) Bus Master Adapters
If the adapter diagnostic tests fail, the adapter might not be defective.
Check the following:
1. Make sure that the adapter is completely seated in its slot. Review
the installation instructions in the appropriate adapter guide.
2. If you are running the Group 2 test, make sure that the adapter is
securely connected to a loopback plug or to a properly cabled network.
3. If you are running the Group 3 test, make sure that the adapter is
securely connected to a properly cabled network and an echo server is
set up on the network.
4. Make sure that the configuration setting for the transceiver type is
5. Running Group 2 tests while connected to an active network can cause
intermittent failures. These failures can be avoided by using a
loopback plug or by connecting to an inactive network on which only
the computer being tested is operating.
6. If you installed a twisted-pair adapter, check the LED on the
backplate of the adapter. The LED should be checked only during or
after the diagnostic tests have been run. The LED will be on when
there is a correct connection between the adapter and the hub. The
LED will flash if the polarity of the connection is swapped.
7. The slot in the computer may be defective. Install the adapter in
another slot and run the tests again.
8. The computer in which the adapter is installed might be defective.
Install the adapter in a known functioning computer and run the tests
9. The loopback plug you are using might be defective. Try a different
10. Replace the failed adapter with a known working adapter, with the same
configuration. If the second adapter fails, something is probably
wrong with the test environment, not with the adapter.
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