Transition Networks N-FX-ST-01, N-FX-SC-01, N-FX-MT-01 User Manual

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Ethernet10/100BASE-SX, 100BASE-FX

PCI Network Interface Cards

N-FX-ST-01, N-FX-SC-01, N-FX-MT-01,

N-SX-ST-01, N-SX-SC-01, N-SX-MT-01,

ND-FX-ST-01, ND-FX-SC-01, ND-FX-MT-01,

ND-SX-ST-01, ND-SX-SC-01, ND-SX-MT-01

USER’S GUIDE

Adapter Hardware Installation

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PCI Network Interface Cards......................................................

 

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Adapter Software Installation Note ............................................

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Microsoft Windows 95 -

New Installation ................................

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Microsoft Windows 95 -

Software Upgrade .............................

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Microsoft Windows 98 -

New Installation ................................

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Microsoft Windows 98 -

Software Upgrade .............................

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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 -

New Installation........................

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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

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Software Upgrade ....................

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Novell Netware 4.X / 5.X -

New Installation...........................

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Novell Netware 4.X / 5.X - Software Upgrade/Adding Network

Card to Existing system.

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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 - Permanet Server.........................

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Installing SunSoft Solaris Driver (X86 Environment) .................

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DMI Installation Procedure (DMI Version 2.0) .........................

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Linux Installation .....................................................................

 

 

 

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Compliance Information ..........................................................

 

 

 

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ADAPTER HARDWARE INSTALLATION

Follow Instructions outlined in the indicated personal computer user’s guide for installing PCI Bus addin cards into a PCI slot that supports bus mastering.

CAUTION: Heed the warnings in the PC user ‘s guide in regard to proper protection against static discharge. Always hold the adapter by the metal bracket. Always be properly grounded when handling an adapter. Since adapters are designed with CMOS ICs and are particularly sensitive to static discharge. Failure to observe this caution could result in damage to the adapter and subsequent network failure.

MAGIC PACKET™ SET UP (optional)

NOTE: The adapter Magic Packet is patented technology from AMD Corporation which works only on a PC that supports the Wakeup On LAN feature (via Magic Packet) through a 3-pin connector with +5.0V standby.

CAUTION: Do not connect the AC cable to the PC until both the NIC and the Magic Packet are installed because the +5.0V standby power is up as soon as the AC cable is plugged into the PC.

1.Refer to PC user ‘s guide to identify the PC “Wakeup” on LAN connector. Connect Magic Packet 3-pin flat ribbon cable between connector J2 on the NIC and +5.0V standby connector on the PC.

2.Connect the AC power cable to the PC.

3.Power the PC.

4.Follow the PC user ‘s guide to change the ıIOS setup:

Under “POWER” (or equivalent) menu, enable Power Management

Under “SYSTEM BOOT” (or equivalent) menu, enable ON LAN and ON PME.

5.Save BIOS changes and exit.

Technical Support

In the event of difficulty in installing the PCI Network Interface Cards, contact TRANSITION Networks

Technical Support at:

(800) 260-1312

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PCI NETWORK INTERFACE CARDS

TRANSITION Networks Fiber-Optic PCI Network Interface Cards (Adapters) are 32-bit bus-mastering PCI cards that support both half-duplex and full-duplex operation and that comply with PCI Specifications,

revision 2.1 and 2.2, and with both IEEE 802.3 10BASE-FL,

N-FX-xx-01

ND-FX-xx-01

100BASE-SX, and 100BASE-FX standards

N-SX-xx-01

ND-SX-xx-01

N-FX-xx-01

One (1) ST, SC, or MT-RJ adapter connection

 

(indicated as xx) to 100BASE-FX.

N-SX-xx-01*

One (1) ST, SC, or MT-RJ adapter connection

 

(indicated as xx) to 10/100BASE-SX.

ND-FX-xx-01

Two (2) ST, SC, or MT-RJ adapter

 

connections (indicated as xx) to 100BASE-

 

FX.

ND-SX-xx-01*

Two (2) ST, SC, or MT-RJ adapter

 

connections (indicated as xx) to

 

10/100BASE-SX.

* The adapter remains at 100Mbps when possible. Should the 100Mbps network become unavailable, the adapter seamlessly switches activity to 10Mbps and continuously monitors the network for a restored link. When 100Mbps is restored, the adapter seamlessly switches back to 100Mbps.

†Network Redundancy If cable is installed at both connections on the ND-FX-xx-01 or on the ND-SX-xx-01, each connection is redundant to the other. Network activity is established first at the upper, primary port link. If the primary port link is down more than a few seconds, the NIC automatically switches over to the bottom, secondary port link and network activity is established at the secondary port link. When the primary port link is re-established, network activity automatically switches back to the primary port link.

LED Indicators

TX

TX

RX

RX

ACT STA SEL

ACT STA SEL

COL FD MP

COL FD MP

 

ACT STA SEL

 

TX

 

RX

The two LEDs closest to each connector shows link status and activity for that port. Collision, full-duplex, and selection LEDs apply to the active network port.

ACT(ivity)

Flashing LED indicates link is passing traffic

 

Dark LED indicates link is idle. NOTE: If link is unavailable, indicator is dark.

COL(lisiion)

Flashing LED indicates collision in active network.

F(ull) D(uplex)

Steady LED indicates full duplex mode.

 

Dark LED indicates half duplex mode.

STAT(us)

Steady LED indicates link is up.

 

Flashing LED indicates link is unavailable. To correct, verify that the RX port is cabled

 

to the TX port at the far end of the cable, and vice versa. Also verify that the

 

equipment is functioning at the far end and that the cabling does not exceed IEEE

 

802.3(u) recommended lengths.

M(agic) P(acket)

Flashing LED indicates the NIC received a valid Magic Packet to “wake up” the PC.

SEL(ect)

Steady LED indicates that adjacent port is active.

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ADAPTER SOFTWARE INSTALLATION NOTE

TRANSITION Networks Fiber-Optic PCI Network Interface Cards (Adapters) are shipped with one (1) CD driver disk containing software drivers for various network operating systems, diagnostic utilities, and electronic format documentation. Follow the directions in this user’s guide (also provided on disk) to install the indicated software driver.

Software installation instructions that follow include statements written in the format:

“ type - A:<data to be entered>

Where appropriate, substitute the actual disk drive used for “A: “.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95 - NEW INSTALLATION

1.Remove all network drivers or any PCI Ethernet Controller to make a clean installation.

2.Remove any netamd.inf files from \Windows\Inf directory

3.Shutdown Windows 95 and power-off the machine.

4.Install the Transition Networks (or LANart EFA020X ) Adapter card in accordance with your personal computer user's manual. Again, follow all handling procedures to avoid electro-static discharges.

5.Turn the computer on to start Windows 95

6.If your computer is Plug and Play compatible, Windows 95 will recognize that new hardware has been installed.. Follow the steps below. Other wise, Skip to step 27

7.At the – Update Device Driver Wizard Screen - Insert the Transition Networks Driver Disk

8.Click <Next>

9.Click <Other Location>

10.Browse the drive A to get the following path or type the following path

A:\Win95\Mac3 or A:\Win95\Mini4

- depending on the driver you want to install

11.Click <OK>

12.Click <Finish>

13.When prompted for the Transition Networks Device driver Disk - Click <OK>

14.Type the path - A:Win95\Mac3 or A:\Win95\Mini4 depending on the driver you chose on step 10

15.When prompted insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM

16.Click <OK> and type the correct path

17.Windows95 will now install the driver - When finished

18.Click <YES>

19.Remove the Transition / LANart driver disk, and power up the computer, and start Windows 95.

20.Follow the steps below to configure your Adapter’s Properties

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21.When the system comes up open Netowok Neighborhood by right clicking

22.Click on " Properties"

23.Highlight "Transition \ LANart …." And , Click on "Properties"

24.Click on Advanced

25.Chose the properties as required by Network Administrator

26.To access your network, protocols will need to be configured. Please see your network administrator for details.

27.If your computer is not Plug and Play compatible, open the control panel by clicking "Start," then "Settings," then "Control Panel."

28.Open the Network control panel by double clicking the "Network" icon.

29.Click "Add" inside the Network control panel, then select "Adapter", and click "Add" inside the Select Network Component Type window. Select "Have Disk."

30.For the NDIS3 MAC driver, type at the prompt:

"A:\Win95\Mac3" and click "OK."

For the NDIS4 MINIPORT driver, type at the prompt:

"A:\Win95\Mini4" and click "OK."

31.Select "OK" to exit the Network control panel.

32.You will be prompted to insert your original Windows 95 CD. Insert the CD, and click "OK" to begin copying files.

33.Restart the computer to and follow steps below.

34.When the system comes up open Netowok Neighborhood by right clicking

35.Click on " Properties"

36.Highlight "Transition \ LANart …." And , Click on "Properties"

37.Click on Advance

38.Chose the properties as required by Network Administrator

39.Restart the computer. Your Transition \ LANart adapter is now configured. To access your network, protocols will need to be configured. Please see your network administrator for details.

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