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10/100Mbps Dual Speeds Fast Ethernet

PC Card Ethernet

Adapter

Quick Installation Guide

HARDWARE INSTALLATION

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

Card

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

Card

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

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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

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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

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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

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.

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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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2.Using a text editor to edit the NET.CFG for setting the default frame type. In the Netware server the frame type is set to 802.3 for NW3.11 and 802.2 for NW3.12 and NW4.x The frame type must be set to the same with the server or the client couldnsymbol 146 \f "Parisian BT" \s 10’}t login to the server.

3.Follow Novell's instructions on using ODI programs. You can substitute the LE100ODI.COM whenever a reference is made to the Hardware Specific Module.

4.A typical ODI workstation startup batch file includes:

>LANEN /IRQ=dd /IOP=xxx Card Enabler

>LSL

;Link Support Layer Module provided by

 

Novell

>LE100ODI

;Hardware Specific Module

>IPXODI

;IPX Protocol Stack Module provided by

 

Novell

>NETx

;Shell Support Module provided by Novell

>LOGIN

 

Novell Client Installation

1.Run the NetWare Client Install V1.21

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-Get the 4 Client disks from the network administrator, or

-Run the \NWCLIENT\INSTALL.EXE in a previous Installation

2.A message appears on the screen asking you whether or not you want the program to perform modifications on your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.

3.Answer "Yes". The program then modifies your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files accordingly and creates backup copies.

4.The following message appears:

-Install support for MS Windows? (Y/N):

5.Answer accordingly and provide a path if necessary.

6.The program displays the following:

-Configure your workstation for backup by a NetWare server running software such as BACKUP? (Y/N):

7.Answer accordingly and provide a path if necessary.

8.Select a driver for your network board.

9.From the driver list, select Other Drivers.

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10.Go to the Insert the Driver Disk dialog box and specify the path where the ODI driver and INS files reside. For example: C:\ODI.DOS.

11.Press Enter and select the target ODI driver.

12.Specify the driver's optional settings.

13.Press F10 to save to new configuration.

14.Highlight "Install press here" and press <Enter> to install.

The program copies the necessary files for NetWare Client. Continue the installation procedure to completion. Upon completion, a new NET.CFG file will be created in your DOS directory. Typically, this file contains the following lines:

Link Driver LE100ODI

#FRAME Ethernet_802.3

FRAME Ethernet_802.2

:

15.Copy the file LANEN.EXE from the directory \ENABLER in the driver diskette to Netware Client directory.

16.Edit the STARTNET.BAT by a text editor. Add an running LANDEN command at the beginning of the file. An STARTNET.BAT for the ODI workstation performs as the following

LANEN /IOP=nnn /IRQ=n

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--Card Enabler

SET NWLANGUAGE=ENGLISH

 

--Set NetWare 4.X to English

 

language

LSL

--Link Support Layer Module

 

provided by Novell

LE100ODI

--Hardware Specific Module

IPXODI

--IPX Protocol Stack Module

 

provided by Novell

VLM

--DOS Support Module provided by

 

Novell

F:

--Change to connected device

LOGIN xxx --Login to file server as user xxx

17.Run STARTNET to access the Novell network.

MS LAN Manager

1.View the README.TXT on the installation diskette in the \NDIS2 directory. Before installing the drivers, please ensure that the

Microsoft LAN Manager has been installed in the target path. The installation program will check and modify the PROTOCOL.INI file for LAN Manager.

2.Run INSTALL.EXE from root directory of driver diskette.

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3.Select Microsoft LAN Manager item on the menu screen.

4.If current settings are acceptable, select Start Installation” and go to step 6. Otherwise, select Modify Parameters” to make setting changed.

5.Move cursor to each field you want to make a change and press <Enter> to select a fit value. When the configuration are set completely, press <Enter> on the OK field to exit the screen and go back to step 4.

6.Installation program starts to copy related files from driver diskette to the destination directory and modifies CONFIG.SYS and PROTOCOL.INI under usersymbol 146 \f "Parisian BT" \s 10’}s agreement.

7. Please reboot the computer to load driver and start LAN Manager in batch.

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Example of PROTOCOL.INI: used by LAN

Manager

[PROTMAN]

DRIVERNAME = PROTMAN$

DYNAMIC = YES

PRIORITY = NETBEUI [NETBEUI_XIF]

Drivername = netbeui$

SESSIONS = 6

NCBS = 12

BINDINGS = "LE100NDS_NIF"

LANABASE = 0

[LE100NDS_NIF]

; protocol.ini session for LAN driver. IOADDRESS = 0x320 INTERRUPT = 11

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DRIVERNAME = LE100NDS$

Packet Driver

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

2.Select Packet Driver item on the menu screen.

3.If current settings are acceptable, select Start Installation and go to step 5. Otherwise, select Modify Parameters” to make setting changed.

4.Move cursor to focus on the field you want to make a change and press <Enter> to select a fit value. When the configuration are set completely, press <Enter> on the OK” field to exit the screen and go back to step 3.

5.Installation program starts to copy related files from diskette to the destination directory and modifies AUTOEXEC.BAT under usersymbol 146 \f "Parisian BT" \s 10’}s agreement.

6.Please reboot the computer to load the driver.

ODI Driver for Workgroups

1.Run Windows for Workgroups and click

Network Setup” icon in Network group.

2.In Network Setup dialog box, click Networks...” button to select the network operating system.

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3.In Networks dialog box, check Install Microsoft Windows Network and Others, thereafter select Novell NetWare (Workstation Shell, 3.X) or

Novell NetWare (Workstation 4.0 and above) and press OK to enter the screen of PXODI.COM and LSL.COM”

4.Press OK to go back the Network Setup“ screen.

5.Click on Drivers...” button to select network driver.

6.In Network Drivers dialog box, press Add

Adapter...” button to enter Add Network Adapter dialog box. Select Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter and press OK.

7.Windows will prompt an Install Driver dialog box. In this time, put the driver diskette into floppy drive and press OK.

8.Select the Netware ODI Driver ...” string and press OK.

9.Follow Windows instructions to complete the installation and exit Windows.

10.Run INSTALL.EXE from root directory of driver diskette.

11.Select Windows for Workgroups” in Network Operating System screen.

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12.If current settings are acceptable, select Start Installation” and go to step 13. Otherwise, select Modify Parameters” to make settings changed.

13.Move cursor to focus on the setting you want to make a change and press <Enter> to select a fit value. When the configuration is set completely, press <Enter> on the OK field to exit the screen and go back to step 11.

14.Select Novell Netware Server as the network server you will attach to and press <Enter> key.

15.Installation program starts to copy related files to the destination directory and modifies AUTOEXEC.BAT and NET.CFG under usersymbol 146 \f "Parisian BT" \s 10’}s agreement.

16.Please reboot the computer to have the driver take effect.

Windows NT 4.0

Assumed that the Network Services already installed in the NT 4.0 system.

1.Insert the Fast Ethernet PC Card into any one of PC Card Slots in system.

2.Power up Windows NT 4.0

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3.Open My Computer

4.Open Control Panel

5.Run the Network

6.Select Adapters page

7.Press Add to add network adapter

8.Press Have Disk button

9.Insert the driver disk into drive A:

10.Specify the path to ” A:\ and press OK 11.A dialog box will appear to adjust the

driver's settings. The resources assignment to the adapter must be unique in the system.

12.Press OK when all settings are completed.

13.Press Close to complete network setting

Windows 95 Installation

1.Assumed that the drivers of PC Card slot are well installed. The System Icon in the Control Panel can report on its functionality. Apart from above mentioned, any questions on this layer need to be taken up with the computer's manufacturer.

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2.Insert the PC Card into the slot. In New Hardware Found dialog box, select Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer”.

3.Please input the path, A:\ and insert driver diskette. The driver will be installed and you may be asked for the original Windows 95 CD/disks.

4.For the first time installation, please click Network icon in Control Panel to add Protocols, Client and Service if you needed

5.Reboot the machine and the card will be fully functional.

Artisoft Lantastic 6.0 Installation

1.Install LANTASTIC 6.0 first.

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2.Run INSTALL.EXE from root directory of driver diskette.

3.Select LANTASTIC 6.0 in Network Operating

System screen.

4.If current settings are acceptable, select Start Installation” and go to step 6. Otherwise, select Modify Parameters” to make settings changed.

5.Move cursor to focus on each field you want to make a change and press <Enter>” to select a fit value. When the configuration is set completely, press <Enter>” on the OK field to exit the screen and go back the step 4.

6.Installation program starts to copy the related files from diskette to the destination directory and modifies CONFIG.SYS, PROTOCOL.INI, and STARTNET.BAT under usersymbol 146 \f "Parisian BT" \s 10’}s agreement.

7. Please reboot the computer to have the driver take effect.

IBM OS/2 Warp

NDIS2 Driver for OS2 Warp

Before the driver installation, please ensure that the PCMCIA Service was installed and worked

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properly. If the PCMCIA Service of OS/2 Warp has been enabled already, please jump to portion B for driver installation otherwise please follow the instructions in the following to install the PCMCIA Service.

A. Enable PCMCIA Service of OS/2 Warp

1.In the OS/2 Desktop group, double-click on the

OS/2 System icon.

2.Double-click on the System Setup icon.

3.Double-click on the Selective Install icon.

4.Select the PCMCIA Support button.

5.Select PCMCIA system.

For example: select IBM ThinkPad 750

6.Click OK”.

7.Click Install

8.Select the source drive and directory For Example D:\OS2IMAGE

9.Click Install

10.Click OK

B. Install NDIS2 driver for IBM LAN Server 4.0

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1.In the OS/2 Desktop group, double-click on the MPTS icon.

2.Click on the Configure button.

3.Select the LAN adapters and protocols option.

4.Click on the Configure button.

5.Select the Other adapters ...” option.

6.Insert the driver diskette and type the driver path: A:\OS2\NDIS2

Click on the OK button.

7.Select PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter, and then click on the Add button.

8.Select IBM OS/2 NETBIOS, and then click on the Add button.

9.Click OK”.

10.Click Close”.

11.Click Exit”.

12.Shutdown and restart your system.

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