Intellinet Network Solutions 510486, 519069, 515368 User Manual

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Media Converter user manual

Models:

510486

510493

510509

510523

515320

515337

515344

515351

515368

519069

Shown: Model 515368

INT-MEDCON-UM-0908-01

introduction

Thank you for purchasing this INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONSMedia Converter. The models listed below vary in the type and number of ports, connectors, data transfer rates and added features, but all are designed so network managers can install fiber cabling anywhere within a network without changing the arrangement of copper-based Ethernet. The compact size of the converter allows for easy deployment in any narrow desktop location or wall-mount installation and, if needed, several converters can be grouped in a 19” rack-mountable chassis.

Easy-to-follow instructions in this user manual help make installation of this converter quick and simple, so you’ll also soon be enjoying the benefits of these features common to all models listed:

Auto MDI/MDI-X support

Status LEDs for easy monitoring of device status

External power adapter

Lifetime Warranty

This user manual is included with the following items:

519069 Ethernet Media Converter

515320 Fast Ethernet Media Converter

515337 Fast Ethernet Media Converter

515344 Fast Ethernet Media Converter

510493 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter

515351 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter

515368 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter

510486 Gigabit Ethernet Redundant Link Media Converter

510509 Gigabit Ethernet WDM Media Converter (RX1550/TX1310)*

510523 Gigabit Ethernet WDM Media Converter (RX1310/TX1550)*

NOTE: Variations among the models can be noted in the Specifications section at the back of this manual. Product images in this manual may be representational and may not exactly match the media converter in this package.

*WDM Media Converter models 510509 and 510523 need to be installed as pairs on opposite sides of the same fiber cable.

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FCC Warning

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a

Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. 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 radiates radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the user manual, may cause interference, which the user will be required to correct at his own expense.

CE Mark Warning

This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures to correct.

Overview

Since all the INTELLINET NETWORK SOLUTIONS Media Converter models represented in this manual do not share all the same features, refer to the product or its corresponding Specifications list to determine which of the following sections or items within the sections apply to the enclosed product. For example, not all of the LEDs defined in the status reference chart may be featured on your media converter.

functions & indicators

Auto MDI

Auto MDI (medium dependent interface) detection alleviates concerns about cabling configuration by allowing direct connection to a workstation, switch, LAN card, hub or other network devices when connecting between

RJ-45 ports.

Auto MDI marked next to the RJ-45 port on the front panel of Model 515386.

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DIP Switches

The DIP (dual in-line package) switches on the rear panel of some models enable a variety of functions

that are printed in a convenient reference key alongside the switches. NOTE: A DIP switch reference list is also listed in the product’s Specifications. In the exampleatright(model515344), DIP switches 6 and 7 enable the Local Loopback (LLB) and

Remote Loopback (RLB) diagnostic functions (see Loopback Testing).

Loopback Testing

On some models (see Specifications), DIP switches let you activate both local and remote loopback diagnostic test functions. Check for proper cable connections first, and run the test with a traffic level of at least 50 percent of capacity to optimize the brightness of the LED indicators. Don’t conduct both loopback tests at the same time.

Local Loopback

Use a local loopback (set the designated DIP switch to On to enable) to check that the copper segment is connected properly. Launch a loopback or diagnostics testing program (see NOTE below) and follow the program instructions. Typically, the instructions will be similar to the following:

1. Enter the number of test messages (frame packets) to be sent (1–1000).

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2.Click “Start.”

3.The program will send a testing message looped in the copper segment and display a pass/fail result.

Remote Loopback

Use a remote loopback (at the remote unit, set the designated DIP switch to On; at the local unit, keep both loopback Dip switches Off/disabled) to check that the fiber segment is connected properly. Launch a loopback or diagnostics testing program (see NOTE below) and follow the program instructions. Typically, the instructions will be similar to the following:

1.Enter the number of test messages (frame packets) to be sent (1–1000).

2.Click “Start.”

3.The program will send a testing message looped in the fiber segment

and display a pass/fail result.

NOTE: On a PC, use a program such as Sniffer to conduct the tests.

Other methods include the SmartBits series of testing equipment. If you do not have access to either method, contact your vendor for advice.

IMPORTANT: Deactivate both the local and the remote loopback test functions for normal converter operation.

Link Fault Signaling (LFS)

Link Fault Signaling (LFS) is an important function that is extremely beneficial in terms of network status monitoring. The LFS function monitors both the copper and fiber segments to ensure that the Spanning Tree

Protocol can kick in the moment a link failure occurs on either segment. Set LFS to On for normal operations; set to Off when installing cables or when testing the network connection.

NOTE: The LFS feature influences both fiber and copper segments. When disruption occurs on the copper segment, the fiber segment will be disabled. When the fiber segment loses signal, the copper segment will be disabled. Any link failure — including during periods of precautionary switching to the redundant link and during Link Fault Signaling — will cause the ALM LED to light up (see LEDs).

To utilize the full benefits of LFS, four converters can be used to build a primary and a secondary path between two switches. The switches must

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support Spanning Tree or Fast Spanning Tree protocols. By default, transmission of data will travel via the primary path. If a link failure is detected, transmission will automatically be switched to the secondary path by Spanning Tree Protocol, delivering non-stop network connectivity.

LEDs

Front panel LEDs provide at-a-glance network status and real-time connectivity information. NOTE: The PWR (power) LED is located on the rear panel on some models.

LED

Status

Indication

100

On

Data packets are being transmitted at 100 Mbps.

 

Off

Data packets are being transmitted at 10 Mbps.*

1000

On

Data packets are being transmitted at 1000 Mbps.

 

Off

Data packets are being transmitted at 10/100 Mbps.*

ACT

On

Data is being transmitted/received.

ALM

On

A failure has occurred on a fiber or copper link.

COL

On

Data collisions are occurring.

FD/FDX

On

The device (or corresponding link) is operating in full

 

 

duplex mode.

 

Off

The device (or corresponding link) is operating in half

 

 

duplex mode.

LFS

On

A break or disruption exists in copper or fiber links.

LNK

On

A link has been established with a compliant device.

 

Flashing

Data is being transmitted/received (LNK/ACT combined).

 

Off

No valid link is established to the port.

PRI

On

The primary link is receiving link pulses from a

 

 

compliant device.

 

Off

The signal has been lost on the primary fiber port.

PWR

On

Power is being received for normal operation.

 

Off

No power is being received.

RCV

On

Data packets are being received.

 

Flashing

Data packets are being received at a slower rate.

 

Off

No data packets are being received.

RDT

On

The redundant link is receiving link pulses from a

 

 

compliant device.

 

Off

The signal has been lost on the redundant fiber port.

* Applicable with multi-speed models.

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Connections & installation

Ports

As mentioned in the Introduction, the type of media converter ports will vary from model to model. Refer to each model’s Specifications at the back of this manual to identify a port, and see below for explanations of their various uses and limits.

Auto MDI/MDI-X

Though not a port per se, the Auto MDI/MDI-X function on a converter’s RJ-45 port alleviates concerns about cabling configuration when connecting to a 1000Base-T device. Whether connecting to a switch, a LAN card or any other network device via the RJ-45 port, simply plug it in and proceed.

(See Connecting Copper Cable below.)

10/100Base-TX Port

A 10/100Base-TX port supports network speeds of either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, and can operate in half and full duplex transfer modes. The

RJ-45 connector is suitable for UTP cable Category 3, 4, 5 or better.

10/100/1000Base-T Port

The 10/100/1000Base-T port supports a network speed of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1,000 Mbps, and operates in full duplex transfer mode. The

RJ-45 connector is suitable for UTP cable Category 5 or better.

10/100/1000Base-TX Port

A 10/100/1000Base-TX port supports network speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1,000 Mbps, and can operate in half and full duplex transfer modes. The RJ-45 connector is suitable for UTP cable Category 3, 4, 5 or better.

100Base-FX Port

A 100Base-FX port adds a fiber Fast Ethernet link to your network device.

Compliant with IEEE 802.3u, this port can transmit data at 100 Mbps in

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