Transition Networks N-GXX-XX-01(L), N-GXX-XX-01 User Manual

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N-GxX-xx-01 (standard) N-GxX-xx-01(L) (low profile)

The N-GxX-xx-01(x) gigabit ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) provides a 1000BaseSX/LX fiber port to deliver fiber optic connectivity to the desktop in fiber-rich LAN environments. With both standard and low profile form factors, driver support for most popular operating systems, and supports 32/64bit PCI 2.2 plug-and-play capability, all help

make installation a breeze in virtually any PC on the Network.









Part Number

Port One -

Duplex Fiber-Optic 1000Base-SX/LX












850 nm multimode, [62.5/125µm: 220 m (722 ft)]






[50/125µm: 550 m (1804 ft)*]











850 nm multimode, [62.5/125µm: 220 m (722 ft)]






[50/125µm: 550 m (1804 ft)*]




LC, 850 nm multimode, [62.5/125µm: 220 m (722 ft)]






[50/125µm: 550 m (1804 ft)*]





LC, 850 nm multimode, [62.5/125µm: 220 m (722 ft)]







[50/125µm: 550 m (1804 ft)*]










SC, 1310 nm single mode, 10 km (6.2 miles)*
















SC, 1310 nm single mode, 10 km (6.2 miles)*













Optional accessories sold separately










Part Number





PXE, Bootable ROM Chip









*Typical maximum cable distance. Actual distance is dependent upon the physical characteristics of the network installation.

**The -020 designation at the end of the part number means sold in packs of 20 NICs only. There are no changes to NIC specifications.

Installation and Configuration . . .2

Cable Specifications . . . . . . . . . . .4

Technical Specifications . . . . . . . .5

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Contact Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

N-GxX-xx-01(x) Gigabit Ethernet NIC

Installation and Configuration


Before installing the N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC, verify that the package contains the following items:

N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC

LAN driver CD

Please notify your sales representative if any item is missing or damaged.


The N-GxX-xx-01(x)NIC has a bootable ROM socket (bootable ROM chip sold separately). The two LED indicators (LINK/ACT and FDX) located on the bracket, show network/board link, activities, collision, and full-duplex statuses. See Figure 1.

PXE ROM Socket





Figure 1: LEDs and PXE ROM Socket

N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC configuration

CAUTION: Wear a grounding strap and observe electrostatic discharge precautions when installing the N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC. Failure to observe this caution could result in damage or failure of the N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC.

For motherboards with automatic PCI configuration:

No specific setup is needed.

You can enter the system BIOS setup menu to view or specify the interrupt (INT) line of the PCI slots.

Installation and Configuration -- continued

PCI bus system and configuration

Ensure that the PCI machine supports master slots, and INT multiple sharing and timing functionality.

DO NOT install N-GxX-xx-01(x) NICs in PCI slave slots. Please refer to your PC system manual and select the appropriate configuration settings.

When installing multiple N-GxX-xx-01(x) NICs at the server station, you should correctly configure the IRQ settings of the PCI slot.

N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC server modules share the same INT line with the driver supporting multiple INT services. The IRQ of each N-GxX-xx- 01(x) NIC should not conflict with other boards.

Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Partner should be set at full-duplex mode with NWay flow control. Ensure that all network nodes are configured at an identical operation mode. Improper operation and flow control mode between fiber nodes will render the LAN to work poorly. The operating mode should match at both ends' working status.


To install the N-GxX-xx-01(x)module, do the following:

Important: Install the N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC in a “master slot” only.

1.Locate a master slot on the PC workstation or file server.

2.Remove the cover from the PC workstation or file server—keep all screws.

3.Remove and keep the screws holding the cover over the installation slot.

4.Carefully slide the N-GxX-xx-01(x) NIC into the “master slot,” aligning the module with the slot guides.

5.Ensure that the module is firmly seated in the slot.

6.Use the screws from step “3” to secure the module to the workstation or file server housing.


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