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SuperStack® 3

Switch 3300 MM

User Guide

3C16988A

http://www.3com.com/

Part No. DUA1698-8AAA02

Published August 2000

3Com Corporation 5400 Bayfront Plaza Santa Clara, California 95052-8145

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CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

 

Conventions 8

 

 

 

 

 

Related Documentation

9

 

 

Year 2000 Compliance

 

10

 

 

Documentation Comments 10

 

 

Product Registration

10

 

 

 

 

1 INTRODUCING THE SWITCH 3300 MM

 

About the SuperStack 3 Switch 3300 MM 12

 

Summary of Features

12

 

 

Switch 3300 MM — Front View Detail

13

 

10BASE-T/

 

 

 

 

 

100BASE-TX Ports

13

 

 

LEDs 13

 

 

 

 

 

Switch 3300 MM — Rear View Detail

15

 

Unit Information Label

15

 

 

Power Socket

15

 

 

 

 

Redundant Power System Socket

15

 

Console Port

16

 

 

 

 

Matrix Ports

16

 

 

 

Network Configuration Examples 17

 

Switch 3300

MM as a Segmentation Switch 17

Switch 3300

MM as a Collapsed Backbone Switch 18

Switch 3300

MM as a Desktop Switch 19

Configuration Rules for Fast Ethernet

20

Configuration Rules with Full Duplex

21

2

INSTALLING THE SWITCH

 

 

 

Choosing a Suitable Site

24

 

 

 

Rack-mounting

24

 

 

 

 

 

Placing Units On Top of Each Other

25

 

Stacking Units

26

 

 

 

 

 

Stacking Two Units

26

 

 

 

Stacking Up To Four Units

27

 

 

The Power-up Sequence

29

 

 

 

Connecting a Redundant Power System 29

 

Powering-up the Switch 3300 MM 29

 

Checking for Correct Operation

29

 

Choosing the Correct Cables

30

 

 

Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs

31

 

Managing the Switch

 

32

 

 

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SAFETY INFORMATION

 

 

 

Important Safety Information

34

 

 

L’information de Sécurité Importante

36

 

Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen

38

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PIN-OUTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Null Modem Cable

39

 

 

 

 

PC-AT Serial Cable

39

 

 

 

 

Modem Cable

40

 

 

 

 

 

RJ45 Pin Assignments

 

40

 

 

CTECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DTECHNICALSUPPORT

Online Technical Services

45

 

World Wide Web Site

45

 

3Com Knowledgebase Web Services

45

3Com FTP Site

46

 

 

Support from Your Network Supplier

46

Support from 3Com

46

 

 

Returning Products for Repair 48

 

GLOSSARY

INDEX

3COM CORPORATION LIMITED WARRANTY

REGULATORY NOTICES