Asante FriendlyNET PC Card Installation guide

FriendlyNet PC Card
for PowerBook computers
Installation Guide
and User’s Manual
Asanté Technologies, Inc.
821 Fox Lane
San Jose, CA 95131
August 1996
Part Number 06-00254-01
Copyright Notice
Copyright 1996 by Asanté Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved. No part of this manual, or any associated artwork, software, product design
or design concept, may be copied, reproduced or stored, in whole or in part, in any form or by
any means mechanical, electronic, optical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, including
translation to another language or format, without the express written consent of Asanté Technologies, Inc.
Trademarks
Asanté Technologies and FriendlyNet are trademarks of Asanté Technologies, Inc.
Apple, AppleShare, AppleTalk, PowerBook, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc. Ethernet is a registered trademark of the Xerox Corporation, Inc. EtherPeek is a
trademark of The AG Group.
All brand names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders.
LIMITED WARRANTY
This Asanté FriendlyNet PC Card has a limited lifetime warranty which applies to the original
purchaser of the product.The accompanying 10T/TN cable or 10T cable has a one-year warranty.
Asanté Technologies, Inc. warrants that the FriendlyNet PC Card will be free from defects in
title, materials, and manufacturing workmanship. If the FriendlyNet PC Card is found to be
defective, then, as your sole remedy and as the manufacturer’s only obligation, Asanté Technologies, Inc. will repair and replace the product provided that (1) you call Asanté Technologies,
Inc. for a Returned Merchandize Authorization (RMA) number, that (2) you clearly write this
RMA number on the outside of the package, and that (3) you return it, postage prepaid, during
the warranty period.This warranty is exclusive and is limited to the Asanté FriendlyNet PC Card.
This limited lifetime warranty shall not apply to FriendlyNet PC Card products that have been
subjected to abuse, misuse, abnormal electrical or environmental conditions, or any condition
other than what can be considered normal use.
Note: The warranty card must be filed with Asanté Technologies within 30 days after the date of
purchase.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS
Asanté Technologies, Inc. makes no other warranties, express, implied, or otherwise, regarding
the FriendlyNet PC Card, and specifically disclaims any warranty for merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose.
The exclusion of implied warranties is not permitted in some states and exclusions specified
herein may not apply to you.This warranty provides you with specific legal rights.There may be
other rights you have which vary from state to state.
Limitation of Liability
The liability of Asanté Technologies, Inc. arising from this warranty and sale shall be limited to a
refund of the purchase price. In no event shall Asanté Technologies, Inc. be liable for costs of
procurement of substitute products or services, or for any lost profits, or for any consequential,
incidental, direct or indirect damages, however caused and on any theory of liability, arising
from this warranty and sale.
Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................. 1-1
The FriendlyNet PC Card ............................................................... 1-1
Features .......................................................................................... 1-1
Package Contents ........................................................................... 1-1
Installation................................................................... 2-1
Installation Overview ..................................................................... 2-1
Software Installation....................................................................... 2-1
Hardware Setup.............................................................................. 2-2
10BASE-T PC Card .................................................................... 2-2
Combo PC Card ........................................................................ 2-2
Connecting to the Network ........................................................... 2-4
Working with Global Village Modems ............................................ 2-4
Removing the FriendlyNet PC Card .......................... 3-1
Hardware........................................................................................ 3-1
Software ......................................................................................... 3-1
Troubleshooting.......................................................... 4-1
Technical Specifications............................................. A-1
Technical Support....................................................... B-1
1
Introduction
The FriendlyNet PC Card
Thank you for purchasing Asanté’s FriendlyNet PC Card, an Ethernet
adapter that connects any PC card-equipped PowerBook computer to an
Ethernet network system.
Available with BNC and RJ-45 connectors for thin and 10BASE-T Ethernet
cable, the FriendlyNet PC Card is hot-swappable, easy to install and
remove, and provides communication with servers, printers and other
network devices on an Ethernet cable system.
Features
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Installs in minutes with easy-to-use installation software
Maintains network connection during the computer’s
energy-saving sleep mode
Compliant with PCMCIA 2.1 Type II slots
Supports all popular network operating systems
Supports protocol analyzer software such as EtherPeek
Hot-swappable
Compact and lightweight — quickly inserted and removed
Package Contents
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FriendlyNet PC Card
Software Installation Disk
Installation Guide/User Manual
Warranty Registration Card
RJ-45 Cable with a 15-pin connector (10BASE-T only)
Network Media Module with a 15-pin connector cable
(Combo only)
BNC T-connector (Combo only)
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2
Installation
Installation Overview
This chapter describes the FriendlyNet PC Card and the procedures for
installing and using it.
If you have a Global Village modem installed in your computer,
or are thinking of purchasing one, please read the section Working
with Global Village Modems on page 2-4 before installing the card.
Installation of the FriendlyNet PC Card consists of three procedures:
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Software installation
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Hardware setup
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Connecting to the network
Software Installation
1 Insert the FriendlyNet Software Install Disk into the disk drive.
2 Double click the Installer icon.
3 Click Continue.
The Asanté Install window appears.
Figure 2-1
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Asanté Install window
Verify that the destination disk is your Hard Drive.
FriendlyNet PC Card User’s Manual
5
Make sure the Asanté FriendlyNet PC Card Driver is in the
list of drivers to be installed.
6
7
Click Install. The installation program begins.
8
Connect the FriendlyNet PC Card to the network, as
described in the next section.
Insert the FriendlyNet PC Card (logo facing up) into your
PowerBook’s PCMCIA slot after the installation program
completes, then click Restart.
Hardware Setup
10BASE-T PC Card
To connect the 10BASE-T PC Card:
1
Connect the 15-pin connector of the provided cable to
the FriendlyNet PC Card’s Slot Connector. See Figure 2-2.
Slot Connector
PC Card
15-pin connector
cable
Insert in PC Slot
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FriendlyNet ▲
PC Card ●
3
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2
10Base-T &
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Ethernet
Figure 2-2
Connecting 15-pin connector to the FriendlyNet PC Card
Connect the RJ-45 end of the cable to the 10BASE-T hub in
your network.
Skip to the next section Connecting to the Network on
page 2-4 to continue with the installation.
Combo PC Card
The Combo PC Card contains a Network Media Module with a 15-pin connector cable and a BNC T-connector.
To connect the Combo PC Card:
1
Connect the 15-pin connector of the provided cable to the
FriendlyNet PC Card.
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Installation
2
For a 10-BASE-T network, connect a cable with RJ-45 connectors on both ends to the Network Media Module and
the 10BASE-T hub. See Figure 2-3.
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10Base-T &
Thin Coax ●
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Ethernet
Connect RJ-45
cable to
10BASE-T hub
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FriendlyNet ▲
PC Card ●
Cable with RJ-45
connectors
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56
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Network Media
Module
Figure 2-3
3
Connecting the FriendlyNet PC Card to a 10BASE-T network
For a thin coax network, connect the provided BNC Tconnector to the Network Media Module’s BNC connector. See Figure 2-4.
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If the PowerBook computer is the last node in the network, terminate one end of the T-connector with a 50
ohm terminator. Connect the other end of the T-connector to your network.
▲
If the PowerBook computer is not the last node in the
network, connect both ends of the T-connector to
other nodes in the network.
Insert in PC Slot
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10Base-T &
Thin Coax ●
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Ethernet
FriendlyNet ▲
PC Card ●
15-pin connector
cable
BNC T-Connector
Network Media
Module
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Figure 2-4
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Network Media Module's
BNC Connector
Connecting the FriendlyNet PC Card to a thin coax network
Insert in PC Slot
15-pin connector
cable
FriendlyNet PC Card User’s Manual
Connecting to the Network
After inserting and connecting the FriendlyNet PC Card, log on to the network following the instructions below.
1
After powering-up the computer, the FriendlyNet PC Card
icon appears on the screen.*
2
Double click the FriendlyNet PC Card icon (or open the
Network Control Panel if you have Operating System
7.5.2 or less installed, or the AppleTalk Control Panel if
you have Operating System 7.5.3 installed).
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If you have Operating System 7.5.3 installed, select
Alternate Ethernet in the Connect Via: dropdown menu box.The current zone should display
the network segment to which are connected.
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For prior versions of the Operating System, select the
EtherTalk Alternative icon. Click OK to change
from Local to EtherTalk
Close the Control Panel.
Open the Apple menu and select Chooser.
Click the AppleShare icon.
Select the network server to log on to the network.
Working with Global Village Modems
For the Asanté FriendlyNet PC Card and Global Village modem to work
together properly, you must install the Global Village modem before the
FriendlyNet PC Card.
If you have the FriendlyNet PC Card currently installed and working on
your computer, you must re-install the FriendlyNet software after installing
the Global Village modem.
See page 4-1 of this manual for more help on using Global Village modems
with the FriendlyNet PC Card.
* If the FriendlyNet PC Card icon does not appear on the screen, refer to page 4-1 for help.
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Removing the FriendlyNet
PC Card
This chapter explains how to remove the FriendlyNet PC Card hardware
and software from the computer.
Hardware
To remove the FriendlyNet PC Card:
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Make sure you exit from all network applications before ejecting
the FriendlyNet PC Card from your computer.
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2
3
Drag the FriendlyNet PC Card icon to the trash.
The computer automatically ejects the card from the slot.
Once the card is ejected, remove the 15-pin connector.
Software
To remove the FriendlyNet PC Card software driver:
1
Insert the FriendlyNet Software Installation Disk into the
disk drive.
2
3
Double click the Installer icon.
4
Select Custom Remove from the drop-down menu in the
Asanté Install window.
5
Click the Asanté FriendlyNet PC Card Driver in the list
of drivers window.
6
7
Click Remove.
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Click Continue on the Asanté EtherTalk Installer splash
screen.
Click Restart when the “Removal was successful” window
appears to complete the removal.
4
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Tips for the FriendlyNet
PC Card
The following are suggestions to possible problems/error messages you
may encounter when using the FriendlyNet PC Card.
ERROR MESSAGE: "The correct software you need to use the PC
Card in the lower PC Card slot is not installed. Do you want to
eject the card now?"
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If you receive this message after inserting the PC Card into
the PowerBook, ignore the message by clicking on Cancel.
Two Global Village icons appear instead of one Global Village icon
and one FriendlyNet PC Card icon when restarting the computer.
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This does not affect the functionality of the FriendlyNet PC
Card.
To reach the Network/AppleTalk Control Panel, use the
Apple Menu.
Cannot Switch from the LocalTalk to the EtherTalk Alternative.
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Check if the Asanté FriendlyNet PC Card driver is installed.
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Check the connection between your PowerBook FriendlyNet PC Card and the network (link light should be green).
Cannot see the servers or other AppleTalk network neighbors in
your network.
Launch the Network Control Panel (Operating System 7.5.2
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or less) or the AppleTalk Control Panel (Operating System
7.5.3).
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Switch from LocalTalk to EtherTalk Alternative again.
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Open the Choose menu and select AppleShare.
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Troubleshooting
Cannot find FriendlyNet PC Card in EtherPeek "Interfaces Available" List.
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Make sure you are using EtherPeek version 3.x or higher.
If a modem is inserted in the other PC slot, eject the
modem prior to running EtherPeek on the FriendlyNet PC
Card.
No "EtherTalk Alternative" icon in the Network Control Panel.
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Check if the Apple EtherTalk software is installed. If it is
not, install the EtherTalk software using your MacOS System Software Installation diskettes. (You can use the
"Floppy Disk Maker" application in the Utilities folder in
your PowerBook.)
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A
Technical Specifications
Standards Supported
PCMCIA Release 2.1. IEEE 802.3 Ethernet. FCC Class B certified.
Compatible Platforms
Macintosh PowerBooks with PCMCIA slots, including PowerBook 190
and 5300.
Network Operating Systems
Apple System 7.5.2 or later, AppleShare, Novell NetWare for Macintosh,
AppleTalk, and TCP/IP.
Media
10BASE-T and thin coax or 10BASE-T only.
Diagnostic LEDs
Traffic and link integrity (10BASE-T only).
Physical Dimensions
85mm x 54mm x 5mm (PC Card Type II form factor).
Operating Conditions
0˚ to 55˚ C, 10 to 90% humidity (non-condensing).
Warranty
Lifetime warranty for the FriendlyNet PC Card.
One-year warranty for the 10T/TN cable (part number 60-10062-00) and
the 10T cable (part number 60-10063-00).
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Support
Free technical support by phone, Fax, commercial on-line BBS.
Models
FNPB 10T (10BASE-T only)
FNPB 10T/TN (10BASE-T and thin coax)
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B
Technical Support
Contacting Technical Support
To contact Asanté Technical Support:
Telephone
(800) 622-7464
(408) 435-0706
Fax
(408) 432-6018
Fax-Back
(800) 741-8607
(408) 954-8607
Bulletin Board Service (BBS)
(408) 432-1416
ARA BBS (guest log in)
(408) 894-0765
AppleLink mail/BBS
ASANTE
FTP Archive
ftp.asante.com
Internet Mail
support@asante.com
WorldWide Web Site
http://www.asante.com
Technical Support Hours
6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific time USA, Monday - Friday.
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