Abocom FE1000 User Manual

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10/100Mbps Dual Speeds Fast Ethernet

PC Card Ethernet


Quick Installation Guide


This chapter describes how to install the dual speeds Fast Ethernet PC Card in your notebook computer and connect it to network.

The PC Card could be connected to either 100Mbps Fast Ethernet or 10Mbps Ethernet over unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. The PC Card has the ability automatic sensing and operating on either speed without manual reconfiguration.

Please refer to Software Installation on how to install network drivers using menu driven installation utility.

Inserting the Dual Speeds Fast Ethernet PC


1.Hold the PC Card with wide connector toward the slot and the brand label facing upward.

2.Insert the PC Card and push it firmly into the bottom.

(Please see the figure on the next page for reference)

Removing the Dual Speed Fast Ethernet PC


It’s quite different for various computer mechanical designs. Please refer to the PC Card removal instruction in the document for your notebook computer.


Connecting and Removing the Cable of Media Coupler to the PC Card

Grasp the PC Card 15-pins connector at the end of the media coupler with the pointing triangle facing upward. Gently insert it into the mating connector on the PC Card until it clicks in place at both sides.

Attention should be paid when removing the 15-pins connector. Please press the both sides of the connectors before dragging out of the PC Card.

Connecting to the Network

Connect unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable to the RJ-45 connector of media coupler before loading any network driver.

symbol 108 \f "Monotype Sorts" \s 6O For operation in

the100Mbps (100Base-TX) Ethernet network, a Category 5 unshielded twisted pair(UTP) cable


should be used to connect between media coupler and 100Mbps hub or switch.

symbol 108 \f "Monotype Sorts" \s 6O For operation in the 10Mbps

(10Base-T) Ethernet network, Category 3, 4 or 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable could be used to connect between the media coupler and a 10Mbps hub or switch.

LED Indicators



Plug the driver diskette into the floppy drive and set the current drive to the floppy drive. Then run INSTALL to install the real mode drivers such as ODI or NDIS 2.x or Packet Drivers into the target disk.

Novell Netware

There are two methods to install the Netware client ODI driver, the menu installation and Netware 3.12 or 4.x Client installation.

Menu Installation

1.Run INSTALL.EXE from the root directory of driver diskette.

2.Select Netware 3.x and 4.x Workstationitem from menu.


3.If current settings are acceptable, select Start Installation and go to step 5. Otherwise, select Modify Parameters to make settings changed 4.Move cursor to focus on the setting you want to make change and press <Enter>” to select a fit value. When the configurations are set completely, press <Enter> on the OK” field to

If you wanted to install the ODI driver by manual, you may follow the instructions list below.

1.Copy the files LE100ODI.COM and NET.CFG from the path \NETWARE and the file LANEN.EXE from the path \ENABLER in the driver diskette into the Netware client directory containing Novell's LSL.COM, IPXODI.COM and NETx.COM files.


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