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USB 10M HomePNA

Network Adapter

Quick Installation Guide

M73-APO08-370

REGULATORY STATEMENTS

Part15, Class B

This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

1.This device may not cause harmful interface, and

2.This device must accept any interface received, including interface that may cause undesired operation. 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. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the distance between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

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

FCC Part 68 Registration

This device complies with FCC Part 68 rules, and the use of this device is subject to the following restrictions:

The FCC has established rules which permit this device to be directly connected to the telephone network. Standardized jacks are used for these connections. This equipment should not be used on party lines or coin phones.

If this device is malfunctioning, it may also be causing harm to the telephone network; this device should be disconnected until the source of the problem can be determined and until repair has been made. If this is not done, the telephone company may temporarily disconnect service.

The telephone company may make changes in it's facilities, equipment, operation and procedures; if such changes affect the compatibility or use of this device, the telephone company is required to give adequate notice of the situation with the FCC.

If the telephone company requests information on what equipment is connected to their lines, inform them of:

a.The telephone number to which this unit is connected.

b.The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN).

c.The USOC jack required.

d.The FCC Registration number.

Items (b) and (d) are indicated on the label. The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine how many devices can be connected to your telephone line. In most areas, the sum of the REN's of all the devices on any one line should not exceed 5.0. If too many devices are attached, they may not ring properly.

Introductions

The USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter is fully compatible with the Universal Serial Bus (USB) functionality built in Windows 98/ME, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. It provides you the instant connectivity to multiple PCs over a home's existing telephone lines.

You can share network-enabled printers, transfer files between computers, play network games, and moreover - no switches, hubs, or even any additional cables is required. The network runs on standard home-grade-telephone wires just like the ones you use everyday. Plus, it doesn’t interfere your normal phone use.

Features

Build a network by using your existing telephone line

10Mbps or 1Mbps transfer rate over telephone lines

Share Internet access between your PCs

Enable file, data and printer sharing between your PCs

Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP supported

External USB network adapter with 1 RJ-11 modular telephone port

USB cable included – true plug & play HomePNA specification 2.0 compliant

Connect up to 25 devices together on your home phone network

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System Requirements

A Pentium processor-based personal computer 166MMX or above.

At least 16 MB of RAM.

One USB port well installed and enabled.

Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.

Specifications

Network Standard

HomePNA specification 2.0

Standard phone wiring

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 98

Windows ME

Windows 2000

Windows XP

Parts Names and Functions

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Port

 

Functions

 

 

 

1

USB-B

USB device port.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Phone

connects the USB 10M HomePNA

 

 

 

 

Network Adapter to a phone

 

 

 

 

setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Line

connects the USB 10M HomePNA

 

 

 

 

Network Adapter to a phone jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 1. Connection Ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED

 

Status

 

 

 

4

POWER

glows green when your PC power

 

 

 

 

is on and the device is well

 

 

 

 

connected to the USB host port of

 

 

 

 

your system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

TX

blinks

amber when

transmitting

 

 

 

 

data.

 

 

 

 

6

Link

glows green when linked with

 

 

 

 

other

HomePNA

compliant

 

 

 

 

devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

RX

blinks amber when receiving data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2. Indicator LEDs

 

 

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Hardware Installation

Before getting started

Before installation, make sure the USB port on your computer is enabled. To learn how to check this, see the Diagnostics section.

Getting Hooked Up

1.Locate the USB host port of your system. Align the USB connector toward the USB host port, push evenly and steadily until it is seated.

2.Connect the other end of the USB connection cable to the device port of your

USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter

(i.e. USB B Port, refer to the section titled “Parts Names and Functions” for details).

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3.Windows will automatically detect the new hardware device. Perform the following procedures to install the device driver.

Connecting Telephone Cabling

1.Attach one end of the telephone line to the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter’s Line port.

2.Connect the other end of the line into a phone jack in the wall.

3.Connect the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter’s Phone port to a phone setting.

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Software Installation

Windows 98 Installation

1.Once the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter is well connected, Windows will detect the new device and prompt you to insert the network device driver. Click Next.

2.Insert the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter Driver Disk into the floppy disk drive. Select Search for the best driver for your device… and click Next.

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3.Specify Floppy disk drivers and click Next.

Windows will start searching for the appropriate driver for the network device installation.

4.Ensure that the file path is correct. Click Next to continue.

5.Windows will copy the appropriate driver to your system. If Windows 98 asks you to supply your original Windows 98 installation CD-ROM, load it on the CDROM drive.

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6.Click Finish to complete the software installation.

Window Me Installation

1.Once the USB Home PhoneLine 1Mbps Network Adapter is well connected to your computer, Windows ME will automatically detect the new device. Select

Specify the Location of the driver… and click Next.

2. Insert the device driver disk into the floppy disk drive on your system. Select

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Removable Media (Floppy, CD-ROM…) and click Next.

3.Click Next to continue.

4.Windows will copy the appropriate driver to your system. If Windows ME asks you to supply your original Windows ME installation CD-ROM, load it on the CDROM drive.

5.Click Finish to complete the software installation.

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Windows 2000 Installation

1.Once the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter is well connected, Windows will detect the new device and prompt you to insert the network device driver. Click Next.

2.Insert the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter Driver Disk into the floppy disk drive of your system. Select Search for the best driver for your device… and click

Next.

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3.Specify Floppy disk drivers and click Next.

Windows will start searching for the appropriate driver for the network device installation.

4.Ensure that the file path is correct. Click Next to continue.

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5.Click Yes to continue.

6.Windows will copy the appropriate driver to your system. If Windows 2000 asks you to supply your original Windows 2000 installation CD-ROM, load it on the CDROM drive.

7.Click Finish to complete the software installation.

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Windows XP Installation

1.Once the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter is well connected, Windows will detect the new device and prompt you to insert the network device driver. Click

Install from a list or specific location… and click next.

2.Insert the USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter Driver Disk into the floppy disk

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drive of your system. Select Search for the removable media… and click Next.

3.Windows will start searching for the appropriate driver for the installation. When the screen appears as below, click

Continue Anyway to proceed.

4.Wait for seconds while Windows copies the appropriate driver to your system.

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5.Click Finish. The software installation for this network device is now completed.

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Diagnostics

How should I know if the devices (i.e. Universal

Serial Bus controller, USB 10M HomePNA Network Adapter) exist and are enabled in my computer?

Step1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 98/ME

 

 

 

Go to Start

Settings

Control Panel

System

Device Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows 2000

 

 

 

 

Go to Start

Settings

Control Panel

System

Hardware Device Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows XP

 

 

 

 

 

Go to

Start

 

Control

Panel

System

Hardware

Device Manager.

 

Step 2

Check if the devices are displayed in the following Device Manager Window. If not, consult your computer dealer for technical support.

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