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PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps

Ethernet Card

User’s Manual

PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PC Card User’s Manual

Regulatory compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. This equipment also complies with CE EN55022 Class B and VCCI V3 Class B specifications. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the parties responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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Table of contents

 

Regulatory compliance.........................................................................

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Table of contents .................................................................................

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About this manual................................................................................

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CHAPTER 1

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Introduction

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Features ............................................................................................................

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CHAPTER 2

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Hardware installation

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What’s in the package.......................................................................................

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Hardware description........................................................................................

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Inserting the Ethernet Card...............................................................................

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Ethernet Card RJ-45connector LEDs ..............................................................

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Disconnecting the Ethernet Card ......................................................................

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CHAPTER 3

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Driver installation for Win 95/98/NT

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Driver installation for Windows 95 ..................................................................

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Driver installation for Windows 98 ..................................................................

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Driver installation for Windows NT 4.0 .........................................................

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CHAPTER 4

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Driver installation for DOS environments

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System Requirements .....................................................................................

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Driver installation ..............................................................................

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Driver installation program.............................................................................

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Quick installation............................................................................................

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The Install program............................................................................

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Using the Install program ...............................................................................

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Auto configuration..........................................................................................

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Custom configuration .....................................................................................

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Manual installation ............................................................................

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Enablers ..........................................................................................................

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Driver installation ..............................................................................

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Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 ..........................................................................

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Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11......................................................

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Netware 3.X/4.X client ...................................................................................

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Microsoft LAN Manager ................................................................................

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Artisoft LANtastic version 6.0........................................................................

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CHAPTER 5

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Installation for Linux

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System Requirements .....................................................................................

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Installing the driver for Linux.........................................................................

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APPENDIX A

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Troubleshooting

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Q&A for Windows environments ........................................................

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Windows 95/98...............................................................................................

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Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51..............................................................................

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APPENDIX B

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Enabler program error messages

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CARDGO.EXE...............................................................................................

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APPENDIX C

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Specifications .....................................................................................

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About this manual

This user’s manual describes how to install and operate your PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card. Please read this manual before you install the product.

This manual includes the following topics:

!Product description, features and specifications.

!Hardware installation procedure.

!Software installation procedure.

!Trouble shooting procedures

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Chapter 1

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card.

This high-speedEthernet network adapter card complies with the PCMCIA Type II standard and uses a femaleRJ-45adapter to connect to the network.

The Ethernet Card is switchless and software configurable. An enabler program is used to set up the card for your operating system; even without the card and socket service drivers for the PCMCIA controller installed, you will still be able to use the card by running the enabler program.

Features

Type II credit-cardsize (5.0 mm)

Complies with IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TXand 802.310Base-Tprotocols.

Supports all popular operating systems

Supports Nway auto-negotiationfor 10/100 Mbps full/halfduplex

Complies with PCMCIA Release 2.1 specifications and later

Supports hot swap card insertion and removal

PC Card standard 68-pin16-bitPCMCIA interface

5V power consumption

FCC/VCCI/CE certified

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Chapter 2

Hardware installation

This chapter covers inserting your Ethernet Card in the notebook’s PCMCIA port, and connecting the card to a network.

What’s in the package

Please ensure that the following items are included in your package. If any items are missing, contact your dealer.

PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card

RJ-45adapter

Software and device driver disk

This user’s manual

Hardware description

The Ethernet Card is encased in a stainless compact frame and has a 68-pinconnector for attaching to the notebook’s PCMCIA port, and a15-pinflat connector for connecting to the Ethernet adapter.

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Inserting the Ethernet Card

These instructions apply to most notebook computers. For detailed information on inserting PC cards into your notebook, consult the notebook user’s manual.

Follow the procedure below to install the Ethernet Card.

1.With the card’s 68-pinconnector facing the notebook’s PCMCIA slots, slide the card all the way into an empty slot.

Do not force the connection!

Figure 2-1:Inserting the Ethernet Card

2.Plug the RJ-45adapter into the Ethernet Card’s15-pinconnector.

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Figure 2-2:Connecting theRJ-45adapter

3.Connect the RJ-45adapter to the network.

You can connect the Ethernet adapter cable to a port on a hub or to a RJ-45phone jack with anothermale-to-maleRJ-45line or connector.

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Connecting to a phone jack

Connecting to a hub

 

Figure 2-3:Connecting to the network

After you have inserted the Ethernet Card, you must install the drivers. If your operating system is Windows 98, Window 95, or Windows NT, refer to Chapter 3. If your operating system is Windows NT 3.51 or another DOS environment network operating system, refer to Chapter 4. If your operating system is Linux, refer to Chapter 5.

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Ethernet Card RJ-45connector LEDs

The following illustration shows the Ethernet Card RJ-45connector LEDs:

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ACT

 

LNK

Ethernet

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AC T 100M LNK

Figure 2-4:RJ-45connector LEDs

The following table describes the meaning of the LEDs:

LED

MEANING

 

 

ACT Indicates transmit or receive activity. It is normally off. When there is packet transmit or receive activity, this LED is on.

100M Indicates the connection speed. When off, the connection speed is 10 Mbps. When on, the connection speed is 100 Mbps.

LNK Indicates whether the link is active or not. When lit, indicates that the link is active. When off, indicates that the link is inactive.

Disconnecting the Ethernet Card

The Ethernet Card RJ-45connector is designed to lock in place when connected to the Ethernet Card. The following illustration shows the location of the clips:

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Figure 2-5:Disconnecting theRJ-45cable

Warning! Do not pull on theRJ-45cable to disconnect theRJ-45con-

nector from the card. You may damage the RJ-45connector pins as well as the Ethernet Card.

After you have disconnected the RJ-45cable, you can eject the Ethernet Card from the notebook’s PC Card slot.

In Win 95/98 operating systems, you do not have to power down the notebook to remove the card. The card is hot-swappable—youcan remove the card when the notebook is powered on. However, Microsoft recommends that you stop the card. Refer to your Win 95/98 online help for information on stopping the Ethernet Card.

Most notebooks have an eject lever or button for ejecting PC cards from the PC ports. Consult your notebook’s user’s manual for details.

Warning!

Do not eject the Ethernet Card when a data transmission is

 

taking place. Exit your communications program normally,

 

stop the card if necessary, and then remove the card.

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