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FASTETHERLINKâ

®

PARALLELTASKINGâ

 

 

10/100BASE-T4PCI

 

NETWORKADAPTER

 

USERGUIDE

 

A member of the 3Com Fast EtherLink family

 

of adapters

Part No. 09-0808-000

Published January 1996

3Com Corporation 5400 Bayfront PlazaSanta Clara, California95052-8145

© 3Com Corporation, 1996. All rights reserved. No part of this documentation may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative work (such as translation, transformation, or adaptation) without permission from 3Com Corporation.

3Com Corporation reserves the right to revise this documentation and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of 3Com Corporation to provide notification of such revision or change.

3Com Corporation provides this documentation without warranty of any kind, either implied or expressed, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. 3Com may make improvements or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this documentation at any time.

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If you are a United States government agency, then this documentation and the software described herein are provided to you subject to the following restricted rights:

For units of the Department of Defense:

Restricted Rights Legend: Use, duplication or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c) (1) (ii) for restricted Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at 48 C.F.R.52.227-7013.3Com Corporation, 5400 Bayfront Plaza, Santa Clara, California95052-8145.

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Restricted Rights Legend: Use, reproduction or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in subparagraph (a) through (d) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights Clause at 48 C.F.R.52.227-19and the limitations set forth in 3Com‘s standard commercial agreement for the software. Unpublished rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.

The software described in this documentation is furnished under a license agreement included with the product either as a separate document or on the software distribution diskette in a root directory file named LICENSE.TXT. If you are unable to locate a copy, please contact 3Com and a copy will be provided to you.

3Com, CardFacts, EtherDisk, EtherLink, NetFacts, Parallel Tasking, SmartAgent, and Transcend are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation. 3TECH and AutoLink are trademarks of 3Com Corporation. 3ComFacts is a service mark of 3Com Corporation.

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Guide written by John Jeter. Edited by Chris Dresden. Technical illustration by Tim Buckreus. Production by Becky Whitmer.

LIFETIMEWARRANTY

®

3Com’s EtherLinkâ, TokenLinkâ, Fast EtherLink, FDDILinkä, and 3Com Impactä ISDN ISA adapters have a Lifetime Warranty.

To ensure the very best 3Com service and support, take the time to complete the product registration card.

Any defective 3Com adapter will be repaired or replaced, at 3Com’s option, for as long as the adapter resides in its original IBMâ Personal Computer, Personal System/2â, or compatible computer (driver software is covered by the standard90-daylimited software warranty).

Customers in the countries shown below should send the completed registration card to the appropriate address. Customers in other non-U.S.locations should send the registration card to the U.S. address on the front of the card.

Asia

Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Malta

 

3Com Asia Ltd., Marketing Department

 

3Com Mediterraneo Srl,

 

Room 2506-07,25/F., Citibank Tower

 

Marketing Department

 

Citibank Plaza, Central

 

Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1

 

Hong Kong

 

20093 Cologno Monzese MI

 

 

 

Italy

Australia, New Zealand

 

 

 

3Com Australia, Marketing Department

Japan

 

 

 

 

99 Walker Street

 

3Com Japan, Marketing Department

 

Level 7

 

Shinjuku Sumitomo Building 23F

 

North Sydney

 

2-6-1Nishi Shinjuku,Shinjuku-ku

 

New South Wales 2060

 

Tokyo 163-02

 

Australia

 

Japan

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark

 

3Com Benelux B.V., Marketing Department

 

3Com Nordic, Marketing Department

 

Nevelgaarde 8-9

 

Torshamsgatan 39

 

3436 ZZ

 

Box 1110

 

Nieuwegein

 

164 22 KISTA

 

Netherlands

 

Sweden

France, Israel

United Kingdom, Eire

 

3Com France, Marketing Department

 

3Com UK Ltd., Marketing Department

 

Immeuble McKinley

 

Pacific House

 

BP 965

 

Third Avenue

 

1, Avenue de l’Atlantique

 

Globe Park Marlow-on-Thames

 

91976 Les Ulis Courtaboeuf Cedex

 

Buckinghamshire, SL7 1YL

 

France

 

England

Germany, Austria, Switzerland

3Com GmbH, Marketing Department Gustav-Heinemann-Ring123D-81739Muenchen

Munich

West Germany

CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 1

Conventions 2

1 INTRODUCTION

Adapter Features 1-3

 

PCI Technology

1-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 INSTALLING THE ADAPTER

 

 

Inspecting the Adapter

2-1

 

 

 

 

Installing the Boot PROM

2-2

 

 

 

Installing the Adapter

2-2

 

 

 

 

Connecting to the Network

2-3

 

 

 

 

3 LOADING THE NETWORK DRIVERS

 

Summary of Driver Loading Procedures

3-1

 

Using the EtherDisk Diskette

3-2

 

 

 

Accessing DOS

3-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using Windows 95 3-3

 

 

 

 

 

Confirming Adapter Installation for Windows 95 3-4

 

Using NetWare ODI

3-5

 

 

 

 

 

One Adapter in a Client

3-5

 

 

 

AutoLink Requirements

3-5

 

 

AutoLink Installation

3-6

 

 

Multiple Adapters in a Client

3-8

 

 

Finding the Adapter’s Port Number 3-10

 

One or More Adapters in a Server

3-11

Loading NDIS Drivers

3-11

Updating NDIS Drivers

3-12

Auto Select Media Type

3-12

Transcend PC Link SmartAgent Driver Agents 3-13

Desktop Management Interface 3-13

4PERFORMING TROUBLESHOOTING AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

Troubleshooting with the Diagnostic Tests 4-1

 

Before Running the Tests

4-2

 

 

Types of Tests

4-2

 

 

 

 

Starting the Diagnostic Program

4-3

 

Running the Group 1 Tests

4-3

 

Running the Group 3 Test

4-4

 

Setting Up an Echo Server

4-5

 

Starting the Group 3 Test

4-6

 

Getting Help If a Test Fails

4-7

 

 

Changing the Test Setup 4-9

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Checks 4-9

 

 

 

 

LEDs 4-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A CABLING

 

 

 

 

 

Adapter Cabling Requirements

A-1

 

Twisted-Pair Cable

A-2

 

 

 

 

10BASE-T Operation

A-3

 

 

 

 

10BASE-T Specifications

A-3

 

 

100BASE-T Standard

A-4

 

 

 

 

100BASE-TX Operation

A-4

 

 

100BASE-T4 Operation

A-5

 

 

100BASE-FX Operation

A-5

 

 

RJ-45 Connector Pin Assignments

A-6

 

 

B CONFIGURING SOFTWARE SETTINGS

 

Changing Software Settings

B-2