Abocom FE2500 User Manual

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CardBus 10/100 Ethernet

PC Card Adapter

Quick Installation Guide


This chapter describes how to install the CardBus 10/100M dual-speed PC Card in your notebook computer and connect it to network. It’s referred to “the PC Card” in this manual.

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

Inserting the CardBus Dual-Speed PC Card

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

2.Insert the CardBus PC Card and push it firmly into the bottom. (Please see the figuer on the next page for reference)

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Removing the CardBus Dual-Speed 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.

Connecting and Removing the Cable of Media Coupler to the CardBus 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 15pins connector. Please press the both sides of the connectors before dragging it 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.

Note: This is not for telephone line connection.

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.

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.

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LED Indicators

Activity: Blinks green when transmitting/ receiving data.

10/100Mbps: off /on

Link: Glows green when linked to a local network net.

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