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AT-2716POEFast Ethernet Fiber & PoE Adapter Installation and User’s Guide

3.Enter the following command in the Run window: mmc devmgmt.msc

4.Click OK.

The Windows Device Manager window is displayed. For an example of the Device Manager window, see Figure 17.

Figure 17. Windows Device Manager Window

5.Open the Network Adapters folder clicking on the “+” next to the Network adapters folder.

6.The selection expands to show the list of installed adapter cards on your PC.

The list of installed adapters are displayed. Two AT-2716POEadapters are listed either by its Allied TelesisAT-2716POEname or as “Broadcom NetExtreme”.

7.Right click on the first Allied Telesis AT-2716POE orBroadcom NetExtreme adapter that is listed.

The adapter window is displayed.

8.Go to “Installing AT_2716 POE Driver,” next.

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Installing the AT- The procedure in this section describes how to install the driver software

2716POE Driver for theAT-2716POEadapter.

1.Open the Device Manger. Refer to “Opening the Device Manager” on page 40 for more information.

2.Open the Network Adapters folder by clicking on the “+” symbol next to the Network adapters folder.

The selection expands to show the list of installed adapter cards on your PC. Two AT-2716POEadapters are listed either by its Allied TelesisAT-2716POEname or as “Broadcom NetExtreme”.

3.Right click on the first Allied TelesisAT-2716POEor Broadcom NetExtremeadapter that is listed under Network Adapters.

See Figure 18 for an example of the Device Manger window with Ethernet Controller selected.

Figure 18. Device Manager Window: Ethernet Controller

4.Select Update Driver Software.

The Update Driver Software - Ethernet Controller Window is displayed. See Figure 19.

Figure 19. Update Driver Software - Ethernet Controller Window

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5.Click Browse my computer for driver software.

The Update Driver Software - Ethernet Controller: Browse for Driver\ Software Window is displayed. See Figure 20 on page 43.

6.Click Browse to search your computer for the location of the driver software. See Figure 20.

Figure 20. Update Driver Software: Ethernet Controller: Browse

7. Click Next. A confirmation message is displayed. See Figure 21.

Figure 21. Update Driver Software - Confirmation Window

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Uninstalling the Driver Software

Before physically removing an adapter from your system, you need to uninstall the driver software first. The procedure in this section describes how to uninstall the driver software.

Note

You must have Administrator privileges to remove the driver software.

Caution

Before uninstalling the Allied Telesis device, be sure to capture all of the Advanced Property settings because the properties are lost during the uninstall process.

To uninstall the driver software from your system, do the following:

1.Start a Windows Vista or Windows 7 Operating System on your system and log in.

2.Open the Device Manager.

For specific instructions on how to open the Device Manager, see the following:

To open the Device Manager in the Windows 7 Operating System, follow steps 3 and 4.

To open the Device Manager in the Windows Vista Operating System, follow steps 5 through 7.

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3.To select the Device Manager in the Windows 7 Operating System, select the Start button. See Figure 17 on page 41.

Figure 22. Windows 7 Search Box

4.Enter the following command: mmc devmgmt.msc

The Device Manager window is displayed. For an example of the Device Manager window, see Figure 18 on page 42.

5.To select the Device Manager in the Windows Vista Operating System, select the Start menu.

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See Figure 19 on page 42 for an example of the Windows Vista Start menu.

Figure 23. Windows Vista Start Menu

6.From the Start Menu, select Run.

The Windows Vista Run window is displayed. See Figure 16.

Figure 24. Windows Vista Run Window

7.Enter the following command in the Run window: mmc devmgmt.msc

The Device Manager Window is shown in Figure 18 on page 42.

8.In the Device Manager window, click the + next to the Network adapters folder.

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The selection expands to show the list of installed network adapter cards.

9.Right-clickon the adapter you want to remove and selectUninstall. A Confirm Device Removal window opens.

10.Click OK to complete the uninstall.

Note

Not all of the driver files are removed as a result of this procedure. You can remove additional drivers and installation files by selecting the checkbox to remove these files.

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Chapter 5

Installing the AT-2716POEAT-MuxCONFIGURATION

Application

This chapter describes how to install the AT-2716POEAT-MuxCONFIGURATION application on the Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 driver software on anAT-2716POEadapter. The installation procedure is identical for all of the above mentioned Windows Operating systems.

This chapter contains the following sections:

“Virtual LANs and the AT-2716POEAT-MuxCONFIGURATION Protocol” on page 50

“Installing the AT-2716POEAT-MuxCONFIGURATION Application” on page 53

Note

To set Advanced Properties, see Chapter 7, “Setting Advanced Properties” on page 61.

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Virtual LANs and the AT-2716POEAT-Mux

Configuration Utility

The AT-2716POEadapter is IEEE802.1Q-compliantand is designed to support virtual LANs (VLANs) and tagged packets. A VLAN is an independent traffic domain where traffic generated by the nodes of a VLAN is restricted only to nodes that are members of the same VLAN. Traffic within a VLAN cannot cross over a VLAN boundary unless there is an interconnection device, such as a router or a Layer 3 switch in the network.

Often, VLANs are used to group nodes with related functions into their own separate, logical LAN segments. These VLAN groupings can be based on similar data needs or security requirements. In addition, VLANs can increase network performance and security by restricting traffic to specific devices or areas of a network.

A tagged VLAN (IEEE 802.1Q) contains one or more network links that carry traffic from more than one VLAN. The VLAN traffic is identified by a header tag, or simply atag, that follows the source and destination addresses in a packet. The tag contains a VLAN identifier (VID) that uniquely identifies the VLAN to which a packet belongs. The AT2716POE adapter is capable of reading the header tag in tagged packets as they arrive on the port, as well as adding tags to packets when transmitting packets.

Before a network adapter card can handle tagged packets, you must configure it by specifying the appropriate VIDs of the VLANs whose tagged packets the adapter is to process.

If the network adapter card handles tagged traffic from more than one VLAN, you can use the AT-2716POEAT-MuxConfiguration utility, which you can download from the Allied Telesis website. This utility allows you to assign a VIDs to each adapter port enabling a network adapter card to process tagged traffic from different VLANs.

The following list briefly outlines the behavior of a network adapter card when handling tagged and untagged VLAN traffic:

An adapter where no VIDs have been assigned accepts and transmits only untagged packets. (An untagged packet does not contain a header tag and, consequently, lacks VLAN identification.) The adapter discards any tagged packets that arrive on the port. Both the fiber and copper port communicate on the same network.

An adapter where at least one VID has been assigned accepts only those tagged packets with header tags that match the assigned VIDs

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