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3Com Megahertz

10 Mbps LAN PC Card

User Guide

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Part No. 09-1457-000

October 1998

3Com Corporation 5400 Bayfront PlazaSanta Clara, California95052-8145

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Guide written by Jean Anderson. Edited by Chris Dresden. Technical illustration by Tim Buckreus. Production by Petra Armenta.

CONTENTS

1 INSTALLING THE LAN PC CARDS

 

Before You Begin 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connecting the 3CCE589ET LAN PC Card

2

 

 

Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card

3

 

 

 

Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card

4

 

 

 

Connecting the 3CXE589EC PC Card

5

 

 

 

Detaching the PC Card Cable and PC Card COMBO Cable

6

 

 

 

 

2 INSTALLING THE NETWORK DRIVER

 

 

 

Before You Install the Network Driver

7

 

 

 

Which Driver Installation Instructions Should You Use?

7

 

Windows 98 and Windows 95

8

 

 

 

 

Windows 98

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 95

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 95 OSR 2

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirming Installation

11

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 95 Version 4.00.950A

12

 

 

 

 

Windows NT

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows NT 4.0 Installation without Networking

 

 

Installed

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows NT 4.0 Installation with Networking Installed

15

 

Windows NT Version 3.51

 

16

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (WFW)

17

 

 

Before You Begin

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing the Network Driver

18

 

 

 

 

AutoLink for Windows 3.x, Windows for Workgroups, and

 

 

DOS 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing the Windows CE 2.0 Driver

20

 

 

 

Supported Network Drivers

21

 

 

 

 

3

TROUBLESHOOTING

 

 

 

 

LEDs 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accessing the LAN PC Card Help System

24

 

DOS Diagnostics Program

25

 

 

 

Resolving Hardware Resource Conflicts

25

 

Windows 98 and Windows 95 25

 

 

Windows NT 4.0

26

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

27

 

 

Troubleshooting Tips

29

 

 

 

4

 

 

CHANGING CONFIGURATION

 

 

Configuration Settings

31

 

 

 

 

Configuration Setting Descriptions

32

 

Changing Configuration 33

 

 

 

Windows 98 and Windows 95

33

 

 

Changing I/O Base Address, Interrupt Request Level (IRQ), or

 

Memory Range

33

 

 

 

 

Changing Network Driver Optimization, Duplex, NDIS Driver

 

Version, or Transceiver Type

34

 

 

Windows NT 4.0

34

 

 

 

 

 

DOS Configuration Program

 

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 DYNAMICACCESS

 

 

 

 

 

Using DynamicAccess Software Version 1.5 with the Edge

 

Monitor System

 

36

 

 

 

 

Setting a dRMON Password

37

 

ASPECIFICATIONS

BTECHNICAL SUPPORT

Online Technical Services

41

 

 

World Wide Web Site

41

 

 

3Com FTP Site

41

 

 

 

3Com Bulletin Board Service

42

 

3ComFacts Automated Fax Service

43

Support from Your Network Supplier

43

Support from 3Com

43

 

 

 

Returning Products for Repair

45

 

INDEX

3COM CORPORATION LIMITED WARRANTY

FCC CLASS B STATEMENT

FCC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

INDUSTRYCANADACLASSB EMMISSIONCOMPLIANCE

STATEMENT

AVIS DE CONFORMITÉ À LA RÉGLEMENTATION

D’INDUSTRIE CANADA

3COM END USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

FIGURES

1

3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Cards 1

2

Connecting the 3CCE589ET PC Card

2

3

Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card

3

4

Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card

4

5

Connecting the 3CXE589EC PC Card

5

6

Network Cable and PC Card COMBO Cable LEDs 23

7

XJACK LAN PC Card LED 24

 

TABLES

1

Network Driver Text File Names

21

2

LED Description

24

 

3

Frequently Asked Questions

27

4

Option Settings

31

 

5

PC Cards Specifications 39

 

1

INSTALLING THELAN

PC CARDS

The 3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Cards (models 3CCE589EC, 3CCE589ET, 3CXE589EC, and 3CXE589ET) connect your notebook to an Ethernet network.

The PC Card models are the same except for the connectors.

Figure 1 3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Cards

These LAN PC Cards automatically operate at 10 Mbps when connected to an Ethernet hub.

This chapter describes how to install a LAN PC Card in your notebook and connect it to the network.

After you install the PC Card, follow the instructions in Chapter 2 to install the driver so you can login to the network.

2 CHAPTER1: INSTALLING THELAN PC CARDS

Before You Begin

Make sure that you have an available PC Card slot in your notebook and these items:

3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Card

Cable that shipped with your PC Card

3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Card User Guide

2 LAN Installation Disks

If any of these items are missing from the LAN PC Card package, contact your PC Card supplier.

Connecting the 3CCE589ET LAN PC Card

1Remove all PC Cards from your notebook and turn it on.

2Connect the PC Card cable to the PC Card .

Figure 2 Connecting the 3CCE589ET PC Card

3Connect the RJ-45connector to the network port .

4Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot and slide it all the way in.

CAUTION: Do not force the PC Card into the slot or you may bend the pins inside the slot.

You may see Windows prompts for driver installation.Go to Chapter 2 to install the network driver.

Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card

3

Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card

1Remove PC Cards from your notebook and turn it on.

2If you are using the RJ-45connector, connect the PC Card COMBO cable to the 3CCE589EC PC Card.

a Connect oneRJ-45connector on the network cable to the PC Card COMBO cable.

b Insert the otherRJ-45connector into the network port.

cInsert the PC Card into the PC Card slot and slide it all the way in.

You may see prompts for driver installation.

dGo to Chapter 2 to install the network driver that allows you to login to the network.

3If you are using the BNC T-connector,connect the PC Card COMBO cable to the 3CCE589EC PC Card.

aConnect the BNC T-connectorto the PC Card COMBO cable .

You must supply your own BNC T-connector.

Figure 3 Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card

bConnect the BNC T-connectorto the Ethernet cable .

cInsert the PC Card into the PC Card slot and slide it all the way in.

CAUTION: Do not force the PC Card into the slot or you may bend the pins inside the slot.

4 CHAPTER1: INSTALLING THELAN PC CARDS

You may see prompts for driver installation. Go to Chapter 2 to install the network driver that allows you to login to the network.

Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card

1Remove all PC Cards from your notebook and turn it on.

2Insert one RJ-45connector on the network cable into the 3CXE589ET PC Card XJACK® connector.

Figure 4 Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card

3Insert the other RJ-45connector into the network port .

4Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot and slide it all the way in.

CAUTION: Do not force the PC Card into the slot or you may bend the pins inside the slot.

You may see Windows prompts for driver installation.

Go to Chapter 2 to install the network driver that allows you to login to the network.