USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter
User’s Manual
Safety Instructions
Always read the safety instructions carefully
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference
Keep this equipment away from humidity
If any of the following situation arises, get the equipment checked by a service technician:
• The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
• The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
• The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
• The equipment has not been working well or you cannot get it work according to User’s
Manual.
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May 2007 Rev 2.0
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction .......................................................................................................1
Features ............................................................................................................................. 1
Package Contents .............................................................................................................. 1
System Requirements........................................................................................................ 2
LED Status ........................................................................................................................ 2
2. Installation .........................................................................................................3
On Windows 2000/XP/Vista ............................................................................................. 3
Verifying the Driver Installation on Windows .................................................................. 4
On MAC OS X 10.x.......................................................................................................... 5
3. Specifications....................................................................................................9
4. Regulatory Compliance ..................................................................................10
FCC Conditions .............................................................................................................. 10
CE ................................................................................................................................... 10
WEEE Information ......................................................................................................... 10
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1. Introduction
1. Introduction
The USB 2.0 to Fast Ethernet Adapter allows your computer instantly connect to a
10/100Mbps network through simply a USB port; no hassle to open up your
computer case as is required for an internal card now! It’s also an ideal
USB-to-LAN alternative for gaming console that needs network access in an
environment lacking wireless capability. Compared with USB 1.1 standard which
offers 12 Mbps speed, the adapter’s compliance with USB 2.0 (480Mbps) ensures
true 10/100 Mbps network speed without any compromise. Furthermore, the
adapter is in compact size and is USB bus-powered; it requires no external power
adapter, so that you can use it without crowding your workspace at all.
Features
Compliant with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 specifications
Compliant with IEEE 802.3 (10Base-T) and 802.3u (100Base-TX) standards
Supports both full-duplex and half-duplex operations
Supports suspend mode and remote wakeup via link-up and magic packet
Powered by USB port. No external power adapter required
Equips with diagnostic LEDs
Plug & Play installation
Package Contents
Before installation, please check the items of the package. The package should
contain the following items:
USB2.0 Ethernet Adapter
x1
Driver CD
x1
Quick Installation Guide
x1
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System Requirements
IBM compatible Pentium-233MHz or faster PC or Mac
64 MB RAM or more
One available USB port
Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32/64-bit; Mac OS X 10.x
LED Status
LED
Color
Description
Power
Green
On for connection to a 100Mbps network.
Off for connection to a 10Mbps or not connected.
Link
Green
LAN activity. Blinking when there is data flow between LAN and
the host computer.
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2. Installation
2. Installation
On Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Caution: DO NOT connect the Ethernet adapter to your computer before you
install the provided driver. You will be instructed to do so later.
1. Insert the provided CD into your disc drive. Then locate and double-click the
setup.exe file under x:\Driver\Windows where x is your disc drive letter.
On Windows Vista, click Allow at the User Account Control screen.
2. Wait a while for the program to install the driver.
Actual strings depend on your
operation system. These screen
shots are from Windows Vista
and might vary slightly for each
operation system.
3. When the installation is done, click Finish. (On Windows 2000, you will need to
restart your computer as prompted.)
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4. Connect the Ethernet adapter’s USB end to a free USB port of your computer.
Then a pop-up message will appear in the notification area indicating the
installation is complete.
Now the installation is complete. You can connect the adapter to a network device
by an Ethernet cable:
1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the adapter.
2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your network hub, switch or
router.
The Link LED should light up green to indicate a proper physical connection
between the adapter and the network. If the Link LED doesn’t light up, please verify
the cable connections between all the network devices.
Verifying the Driver Installation on Windows
Once you finish the installation, you can open Windows Device Manager to verify if
your Ethernet adapter is properly installed. To access the Device Manager:
On Windows Vista: Right-click Computer on the desktop and click Properties
> Device Manager.
On Windows XP/2000: Right-click My Computer on the desktop and click
Properties > (Hardware) > Device Manager.
In the Network adapters group, an item named ASIX AX88772 USB2.0 to Fast
Ethernet Adapter should be displayed.
If there is a question or exclamation mark next to that item, then the driver is not
properly installed. Please delete the item, select the Delete the driver software for
this device option (if provided), unplug the adapter from your computer and then
repeat the installation steps.
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2. Installation
On MAC OS X 10.x
1. Insert the provided driver CD into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click the CD and
navigate to the directory of \Driver\Mac10.x.
2. In the directory of Mac10.x, select and copy the folder named AX88772.kext.
3. On the desktop, double-click the start-up drive.
4. Paste the AX88772.kext to the root directory of the disk.
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5. Open the terminal application by clicking Go > Application > Utilities >
Terminal.
6. If there is one old driver in the Extensions directory, please remove it first by
executing the command:
sudo rm –R /System/Library/Extensions/AX88772.kext
You will need to enter your password as prompted.
7. Paste the driver to the Extensions folder by the command line below:
sudo cp –R //AX88772.kext /System/Library/Extensions/AX88772.kext
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To verify the installation, you can go to /System/Library/Extensions to check if
AX88772.kext is present.
8. Connect the Ethernet adapter to a free USB port.
9. Reboot your Mac.
10. Start System Preferences and select Network.
11. You will find that a new Ethernet network interface is available. It’s usually
named Ethernet Adapter (en1) or Ethernet Adapter (en2).
Now you are ready to configure the network settings for network access.
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You must use the command line to install the driver as instructed above.
Simply copy and paste AX88772.kext to the Extensions folder will lead
to an improper installation as the warning message below:
Now the installation is complete. You can connect the adapter to a network device
by an Ethernet cable:
1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the adapter.
2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your network hub, switch or
router.
The Link LED should light up green to indicate a proper physical connection
between the adapter and the network. If the Link LED doesn’t light up, please verify
the cable connections between all the network devices.
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3. Specifications
3. Specifications
Items
Descriptions
Network Standards
IEEE 802.3: 10Base-T
IEEE 802.3u: 100Base-T
Data Transfer Rates
Ethernet: 10Mbps/20Mbps (Half/Full Duplex)
Fast Ethernet: 100Mbps/200Mbps (Half/Full Duplex)
Data Bus
USB 2.0 (1.1 compliant)
LED Indicators
Power, Link
Power Consumption
850mW
Power Management
Suspend mode, hibernation mode
Network Interface
Female RJ45 jack
RAM
Embedded 20KB SRAM for RX packet buffering and 20KB
SRAM for TX packet buffering
Operating System Support
Windows 2000, XP, Vista 32/64-bit; Mac OS X 10.x
Dimensions
72 x 52x 26 mm (L x W x H)
Weight
58g
Operating Temperature
0℃ to 70℃
Certifications
FCC, CE
* Specification is subject to change without further notice.
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4. Regulatory Compliance
FCC Conditions
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference
(2) This device must accept any interference received. Including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CE
This equipment is in compliance with the requirements of the following regulations:
EN 55 022: CLASS B
WEEE Information
For EU (European Union) member users:
According to the WEEE (Waste electrical and electronic equipment) Directive, do not
dispose of this product as household waste or commercial waste. Waste electrical and
electronic equipment should be appropriately collected and recycled as required by
practices established for your country. For information on recycling of this product,
please contact your local authorities, your household waste disposal service or the shop
where you purchased the product.
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