Multitech ISIHP-4U User guide

CommPlete 4000
Communications Server
User Guide
CommPlete 4000 Communications Server
User Guide
82098675, Revision A
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Patents
This product is covered by one or more of the following U.S. Patent Numbers: 5.301.274;
5.309.562; 5.355.365; 5.355.653; 5.452.289; 5.453.986. Other Patents Pending.
TrademarksTrademarks of Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. are as follows: CommPlete, RASExpress,
MultiExpressFax, and the Multi-Tech logo.
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Contents
1 System Overview
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................... 6
Product Overview .............................................................................................................................. 6
RASExpress V5.31 ............................................................................................................................ 6
Documentation Set Overview .............................................................................................................. 7
Technical Specifications ..................................................................................................................... 8
Chassis ............................................................................................................................................ 8
Power Supply ................................................................................................................................... 8
AC Input .......................................................................................................................................... 8
DC Output ........................................................................................................................................ 8
Dimensions ...................................................................................................................................... 8
Environmental .................................................................................................................................. 9
2 Installing Your CommPlete 4000
Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 12
Unpacking ...................................................................................................................................... 12
Safety Warnings ............................................................................................................................. 12
Rack Mounting ................................................................................................................................ 12
Cable Connections .......................................................................................................................... 12
SBC Board Cabling .......................................................................................................................... 13
ISI Board Cabling ............................................................................................................................ 14
Serial Card Upgrades ...................................................................................................................... 14
NIC Cabling .................................................................................................................................... 15
Powering Up ................................................................................................................................... 16
3 Getting Started with RASExpress
Quick Start with RASExpress ............................................................................................................ 18
4 Hardware Removal/Replacement
Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 24
Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure ............................................................................. 24
Card Cage Removal/Replacement ..................................................................................................... 25
Board Removal and Replacement ...................................................................................................... 27
Removing SBC Board ...................................................................................................................... 27
Removing NIC Board ....................................................................................................................... 28
Removing ISI Boards ....................................................................................................................... 29
Hard Disk Drive Removal/Replacement .............................................................................................. 30
Floppy Disk Drive Removal/Replacement ............................................................................................ 30
CDROM Removal/Replacement ......................................................................................................... 31
Power Supply Removal/Replacement ................................................................................................. 31
5 Troubleshooting
Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 34
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................. 34
Diagnostic Tests .............................................................................................................................. 35
Calling Technical Support ................................................................................................................. 35
6 Service, Warranty, and Technical Support
Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 38
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Limited Warranty ............................................................................................................................ 38
Tech Support .................................................................................................................................. 38
Recording CommPlete 4000 Information ..................................................................................... 38
Service .......................................................................................................................................... 39
About the Multi-Tech BBS ................................................................................................................. 39
How to Use the Multi-Tech BBS ................................................................................................... 39
About the Internet ........................................................................................................................... 40
About the Multi-Tech Fax-Back Service ............................................................................................... 40
Appendices
Appendix A—Back Panel Connector Pinouts ........................................................................................ 42
VGA 15-Pin Connector .............................................................................................................. 42
9-Pin DB9 (COM 1) Connector ..................................................................................................... 42
6-Pin Circular Jack ..................................................................................................................... 43
RJ-45 Connector ....................................................................................................................... 44
34-Pin Floppy Disk Drive Connector ............................................................................................. 44
Printer Port Connector ............................................................................................................... 45
COM 2 Port Connector ............................................................................................................... 45
Hard Disk Connector .................................................................................................................. 45
Appendix B—Regulatory Information .................................................................................................. 46
FCC Regulations for Telephone Line Interconnection ...................................................................... 46
Canadian Limitations Notice ........................................................................................................ 47
Compliance with BABT Requirements .......................................................................................... 47
European Low Voltage Directive .................................................................................................. 49
Compliance with BS6305 Clause 6.2, BS6320 Clause 7.2, and BABT/SITS/82/005S/D ........................ 49
Compliance with BS6789: Section 3.1 and Part 2 .......................................................................... 49
Compliance with BS6328 Part 1 .................................................................................................. 50
EMC, Safety, and Terminal Directive Compliance ........................................................................... 50
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1 System Overview
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System Overview
Introduction
The CommPlete™ 4000 Communications Server is a single-segment, rack mountable
communications server. It is customized for dedicated turnkey operation of LAN-based
communications and remote access server functions. The CommPlete 4000 is a general
purpose, turnkey communications server that easily interfaces to any existing Novell, Windows
NT, or IP network.
Figure 1-1. CommPlete™ 4000 Communications Server
Product Overview
The CommPlete 4000 is a ruggedized, highly expandable 19" rack mount device that includes a
built-in hard drive, 3.5" floppy drive, and a slot for a CD-ROM drive. It has five circuit-board
slots: four are PCI compatible, and one accommodates either a PCI or ISA card. (Each
CommPlete 4000 model is shipped with a Network Interface Card and a MultiModem ISI card.
These occupy two slots, leaving three slots for expansion cards.) A separate slot supports the
single board computer (SBC) that is the heart of the system. A user configurable card cage
allows for up to 32 V.90 (56kbps, KFlex) internal modems or up to 32 high speed serial ports.
The CommPlete 4000 is shipped with factory-installed RASExpress server software for remoteaccess functionality. Each CommPlete 4000 has a default configuration that allows it to boot as
a RAS unit.
The four CommPlete 4000 models differ according to the serial interface card used. The
different serial interface cards offer, variously, serial ports for external modems, built-in
modems, or built-in modems and terminal adapters:
Model CC4S-8 with the ISI4608PCI serial card -- has serial port connections for eight
external modems.
Model CC4M-8 with the ISI5634PCI/8 serial card -- has eight built-in modems
Model CC4H-4S with the ISIHP-4S serial card -- provides four ISDN terminal adapters
using the S interface as well as eight analog modems (allowing eight concurrent
sessions)
Model CC4H-4U with the ISIHP-4U serial card -- provides four ISDN terminal adapters
using the U interface as well as eight analog modems (allowing eight concurrent
sessions)
The CommPlete 4000 has expansion capability for up to three additional MultiModem ISI circuit
cards (for additional modems/TAs). When multiple serial-interface cards are used, the
CommPlete accommodates or includes as many as 32 communications devices. While it is
most common to use multiple ISI cards all of the same type, you can equip a single CommPlete
4000 unit with more than one type of ISI card.
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RASExpress
The CommPlete 4000 is equipped with factory installed RASExpress, an advanced remote
access software that enables network managers to configure and manage remote servers via
web browsers, through Telnet over an IP network, and via a GUI manager over both IP and IPX
networks. Through an a special software package bundled with the CommPlete 4000,
RASExpress can also be interfaced to standard Radius Authentication functionality (which
resides on a separate PC). Radius Authentication ensures security against unauthorized server
access, and includes an integrated Telnet server and Client. Built-in R log protocol support
permits remote log-in to all hosts on the network and RASExpress can facilitate remote
software upgrades via standard TFTP protocol.
RASExpress
Software
Terminals
CommPlete 4000
Single Processor
Data Communications Server
SBC
EtherNet
LAN
Ethernet Concentrator
NIC
Intelligent Serial
Interface Cards
ISI5634PCI/8
ISI5634PCI/8
ISI5634PCI/8
Ethernet 10BASET Concentrator
Model EN516TP/CA Active Hub for UTP Networks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Network
Interface
Card
Printer
Print
Server
Dial-Up
Lines
ISI5634PCI/8
File
Server
Figure 1-2. Typical RASExpress Application
Additional noteworthy features include:
• Support for DHCP, a time saving feature that dynamically allocates IP addresses instead of
requiring network managers to allocate them manually
• Built-in SNMP agent enables third-party SNMP manager to administer the box
• Support of IP and IPX header compression and IP VJC header compression for increased
performance
• Call back support for Windows 95 client
• Remote Access Security on a per use basis for accessing IP only, IPX only, or both IP and IPX
• Keyboard or mouse operation
• Standard or User-defineable cover page
• Built-in web, telnet, and FTP access
Documentation Set Overview
The CommPlete 4000 documentation set includes individual hardware and software manuals
separated by tabs labeled with the manual titles. Updates are available from the Multi-Tech
web site, FTP site, and BBS.
Individual titles in your CommPlete 4000 documentation set include the following:
• CommPlete 4000 Quick Start Guide (printed)
• System Overview and Chassis Manual (this present online document)
• Single Board Computer User Guide (online)
• PCI Ethernet Network Interface Card (10/100Mb) (online)
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• RASExpress User Guide (online)
• RADIUS Server User Guide (online)
• Serial Card documentation: ISI4608PCI, ISI5634PCI/8, ISIHP-2S/2U/4S/4U/4SD (online)
Technical Specifications
The CommPlete 4000 conforms to the following technical specifications.
Chassis
• 6-slot PCI/ISA backplane
• SBC
• 10/100Mb PCI EtherNet NIC
• One half-height 1.44Mb 3½-inch floppy disk drive
• One half-height IDE hard disk drive
• One power supply
• Power on/off switch on front panel with built in power LED.
• Full security locking
• Intelligent Serial Interface card with or without modems/TAs (ISI4608PCI, ISI5634PCI/8,
ISIHP-4S, or ISIHP-4U)
Power Supply
AC Input
• Power requirement: 100-120/220-240V; 6A/3A (RMS) selectable by slide switch
• Frequency: 50-60 Hz
• Efficiency: >65% @ full load, nominal line
DC Output
• Output:
+5 @ 25A
+12 @ 10A
-5 @ 0.5A
-12 @ 0.5A
• Inrush current: <30A peak @ 115VAC, cold start at 25o C
• Line regulation: +/- 5% at full load for +/-5V, +/-12V, +/-10% for -12V
• Hold Time: 12ms at full load @ 115VAC
Note: 3.3 volts, DC, is available at PCI expansion slots on one side of the backplane only. This
does not affect MultiTech ISI cards because they do not require 3.3-volts from the backplane.
However, PCI expansion cards made by some other manufacturers may require3.3 volts. Any
such boards must be installed in the CommPlete 4000 backplane on the side of the chassis
where the Single-Board Computer is located. Since there is no 3.3-volt supply on the other
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side of the backplane, such PCI expansion cards will not operate properly in those positions.
Dimensions
• Height: 5.25 inches
• Width: 19 inches
• Depth: 17 inches
• Weight: 31 lbs. (14kg)
Environmental
• Temperature: 0–40o C
• Humidity: 10–90% RH noncondensing
• Fan Rating: 25 cfm
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Introduction
This chapter explains how to set up and connect cables for the CommPlete 4000. This product
is ready to be connected to the end-user's Ethernet concentrator. It is preconfigured to
operate as a communications server. The operator must make modem/terminal-adapter
connections, link up the VGA monitor and keyboard, boot the system, and enter some basic
information. To connect the cables to the SBC, NIC, or ISI board, see the Cable Connections
section of this chapter.
Unpacking
Check the items on the CommPlete 4000 shipping list to ensure that you have received the
correct options and accessories. Unpack the unit and inspect it for visible shipping damage. If
damage is observed, do not power-on the unit; contact Multi-Tech's Tech Support for advice.
If no damage is observed, place the CommPlete 4000 in its final location.
Safety Warnings
• Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
• Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet
locations.
• Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been
disconnected at the network interface.
• Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.
• Avoid using a telephone (other than a cordless type) during an electrical storm. There may be
a remote risk of electrical shock from lightning.
• Do not use the telephone to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
Rack Mounting
Caution: To prevent personal injury or damage to the unit, two people should mount the
CommPlete 4000 into the rack enclosure.
The CommPlete 4000 fits in a standard 19-inch rack enclosure. Attach it securely to the rack
enclosure with the four mounting screws included in your CommPlete 4000 kit.
Note: To keep the server cool enough, you need at least one inch of clearance behind the unit
to allow air flow. If mounted in a rack enclosure or as a desktop unit, there must be a
minimum of one inch between the back of the CommPlete 4000 and any wall or barrier.
Cable Connections
The operator must connect the Network Interface Card to the network and the serial interface
card(s) to their related external devices or telephony connections. If the ISI5634PCI/8 is used,
the supplied special cables with two sizes of modular phone plugs must be used to connect that
board’s built-in modems to the phone lines.
If the ISI4608PCI is used, connections between it and external modems are made via the
supplied octopus cable going between the DB-78 connector on the ISI4608PCI board and the
DB-25 connectors on the individual modems. (RJ-11 connectors connect the modems to the
phone jacks.)
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If the ISIHP-4S or -4U are used, each ISIHP card accepts as many as four RJ-45 connectors to
accommodate ISDN BRI lines. (The modem connections that accommodate analog calls are
internal to the ISIHP board. That is, when the V.90 modem module is installed, each ISDN Bchannel connects to a V.90 modem via a digital connection. These digital connections allow
analog callers using 56K modems to receive 56k downloads from the ISIHP’s modems.)
The SBC board has cable connectors for adding a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse or other
serial device (on COM1). Cable connectors and boards are shown in Figure 2-1.
Cover Mounting
Screws
ISI Boards
Cover
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COM 2
(DB15)
Printer Port
(DB25)
Network
Interface
Card
Power Supply
SBC Backplane
Figure 2-1. Back Panel Connectors
SBC Board Cabling
The SBC board is located in the CommPlete 4000 as shown in Figure 2-1. The SBC board
cabling may involve connection to three back panel connectors (see Figure 2-2). The back
panel connectors are:
• Video connector
• COM 1 connector
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• Keyboard connector
SBC
Backplane
15-Pin Video
DB9 (male) Connector
Connector
(to COM 1 Serial Port)
(to External
6-Pin Circular Jack
Display Monitor)
(To External Keyboard)
Fig. 2-2. SBC Backplane Connections
The right connector (COM 1) on the SBC’s backplane typically accommodates a mouse or other
pointing device. The middle receptacle connects the video cable to a monitor. The left round
connector is for the keyboard. The SBC connector pinouts are shown and defined in Appendix
A.
Note: Any cables connected to the CommPlete 4000 should be shielded to reduce interference.
ISI Board Cabling
Each Intelligent Serial Interface card (ISI5634PCI/8, ISI4608PCI, or ISIHP-2S/2U) takes up one
physical slot in the CommPlete 4000. Depending on your configuration, you may have as many
as four of these cards (see Figure 2-1). Attach the line cords (RJ-12 for analog phone lines;
RJ-45 for ISDN phone lines) to the line connectors on the ISI card(s) at the back of your
CommPlete 4000 as shown in Figure 2-3.
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ISI5634PCI/8 Board
RJ12 Line Jacks
Figure 2-3: ISI Board Connectors (ISI5634PCI/8 shown; other MultiModem ISI cards differ)
Note: Any cables connected to the CommPlete 4000 should be shielded to reduce interference.
Note that the two top expansion slots share a data interrupt signal on the PCI bus.
Consequently, if both slots are used, they must be occupied with identical devices (and the
device drivers must be identical). This is a constraint of PCI bus architecture. Also, the device
drivers must support “interrupt-sharing.” The drivers for the MultiTech ISI card do support
interrupt-sharing
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Shared Interrupt
for Top Slots.
Identical Devices Required.
Figure 2-3b. Top Slots Require Identical Devices
Serial Card Upgrades
As shown in Figure 2-3c, installation of expansion cards is simpler in the outer slots than in the
inner expansion slot.
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Preferred
expansion
slots
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Shipped Configuration
Installing expansion card here
requires removal of card cage.
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Figure 2-3c. Convenience of using outer expansion slots before the inner slot
NIC Cabling
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The 10/100Mb PCI EtherNet Network Interface Card is located as shown in Figure 2-4. The
NIC has a single RJ-45 connector and three LEDs.
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RJ-45 UTP
Connector
Fig. 2-4. NIC Board Connectors
Connect the appropriate network cable to the NIC in the CommPlete 4000. The RJ-45 NIC
connector is shown and defined in Appendix A.
Note: Any cables connected to the CommPlete 4000 should be shielded to reduce interference.
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RASExpress
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Quick Start with RASExpress
MultiTech Systems has preinstalled RASExpress server software on your CommPlete 4000 to
make configuration as simple as possible. For your convenience, a copy of the RASExpress
Installation program is on the CD-ROM shipped with the CommPlete 4000. Complete the
procedure below to put your CommPlete 4000 into operation as a Remote Access Server.
What you need to start
• The CommPlete 4000 Server
• A dumb terminal or an auxiliary PC (other than the CommPlete 4000 itself) that can
operate in terminal mode
• A shielded RS-232C serial cable with a female DB-9 connector on one end and a
connector to match the serial port of the terminal or auxiliary PC on the other end
(supplied)
• An IP Address assigned to the CommPlete 4000 server
• An IP Subnet Mask assigned to the CommPlete 4000 server
• Optional: a client PC connected to the CommPlete 4000’s network and equipped with
Telnet, a browser, or MultiManager
Accessing RASExpress
To configure the CommPlete 4000 as a RASExpress server, you must first connect a terminal
or auxiliary PC to the CommPlete 4000’s serial port. Then you must enable IP Remote
Access and program the IP Address and IP Subnet Mask into the CommPlete 4000. After
the IP Address and IP Subnet Mask have been entered into the CommPlete 4000, you can
either:
(a) continue using the terminal or auxiliary PC to program other network settings into the
CommPlete 4000, or
(b) re-boot the CommPlete 4000 and then continue programming the CommPlete 4000’s
network settings from a client PC connected to the LAN in which the CommPlete 4000 is
the RAS server.
Do this using Telnet, or a browser, or MultiManager.
The steps for both methods are presented below.
Method A. Do All Configuration using Terminal or Auxiliary PC
A1. Be sure that the CommPlete 4000 is connected to the LAN. Turn off the power for the
CommPlete 4000.
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A2. Using the provided RS-232C serial cable, connect a terminal (or an auxiliary PC) to the
CommPlete 4000’s serial port.
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Serial Cable (female end)
here
SBC
Backplane
6-Pin Circular Jack
(To External Keyboard)
15-Pin Video
Connector
(to External
Display Monitor)
COM 1
DB9 male
RS232C
Cable
Dumb Terminal
or
Auxiliary PC
Figure 3-1: Serial port on the CommPlete 4000
A3. Power up the CommPlete 4000. The RASExpress Server Screen will appear.
Note: The server takes a few moments to load the RASExpress software and to initialize the
modems after it is turned on. Observe RAS software processing and displaying .
A4. Turn on the terminal (or auxiliary PC) and press Enter.
A5. Select Quick Configuration of Server.
A6. Enable IP Remote Access.
Note: Error messages will appear and will indicate that the remote addresses of the WAN ports
are not on the same subnet. This is normal for the initial setup. Ignore these messages.
A7. Type the IP Address for the CommPlete RASExpress server.
A8. Type the IP Subnet Mask.
A9. In the IP Default Route
field, enter the router address for the LAN’s file server.
A10. If you want the RASExpress server to use IP Routing Information Protocol (RIP-2) for IP
routing, enable IP RIP.
A11. If you have enabled IP-RIP, you may enable IP Auto Learn Default Gateway.
When enabled, the RASExpress server will learn the correct default gateway if it was
configured incorrectly or if the configured gateway goes down and a different router starts
acting as a default router.
A12. In the Primary Name Server field and the Secondary Name Server fields,
type 000.000.000.000
unless you have made other arrangements.
A13. In the IP Frame Type field, select TYPE_II (the default value).
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A14. If you set the Remote Client IP Address field to the value Configure Per
Port, follow these steps when this present Quick Configuration procedure is done:
i. From the terminal main menu, select Configuration of server
ii. Select Communication Setup.
iii. Select ISI Setup.
iv. Delete all ISI cards before saving and rebooting the server.
These steps correct the initial subnet error the next time the server loads.
If you set the Remote Client IP Address to any of these values (Use DHCP, or Use
Address Pool, Use Radius), go to step A15. If you selected Use Address Pool,
you must configure the address pool. See the RASExpress User Guide.
A15. When the above steps are complete, press Esc and save the changes to disk. You will
be asked to re-boot the server.
A16. Type Y and press Enter. The connection closes while the RASExpress server re-boots.
A new menu appears after the CommPlete 4000 has re-booted.
A17. To complete the configuration of the RASExpress server, select Configuration of
server from the main menu. For detailed information about the menu options, see
Chapter 3 of the RASExpress manual.
Method B. Start Configuration with Terminal, Finish Configuration on Client PC
To enable remote configuration of the RASExpress server, you must first configure the server’s
IP settings, including the server’s IP address. To do this, you must connect a terminal (or
auxiliary PC) to the server’s serial port. After IP is configured and working, you can complete
the server configuration remotely through Telnet, through a browser, or through MultiManager
on a client PC connected to the LAN.
B1. Be sure that the CommPlete 4000 is connected to the LAN. Turn off the power for the
CommPlete 4000.
B2. Using the provided RS-232C serial cable, connect a terminal to the RASExpress server’s
configuration port.
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Connect RS-232C
Serial Cable (female end)
here
SBC
Backplane
6-Pin Circular Jack
(To External Keyboard)
15-Pin Video
Connector
(to External
Display Monitor)
COM 1
DB9 male
RS232C
Cable
Dumb Terminal
or
Auxiliary PC
Figure 3-2: Serial port on the CommPlete 4000
B3. Power up the CommPlete 4000. The RASExpress Server Screen will appear.
Note: The server takes a few moments to load the RASExpress software and to initialize the
modems after it is turned on. Observe RAS software processing and displaying .
B4. Turn on the terminal (or auxiliary PC) and press Enter.
B5. Select Quick Configuration of Server.
B6. Enable IP Remote Access.
Note: Error messages will appear and will indicate that the remote addresses of the WAN ports
are not on the same subnet. This is normal for the initial setup. Ignore these messages.
B7. Type the IP Address for the CommPlete RASExpress server.
B8. Type the IP Subnet Mask.
B9. Re-boot the CommPlete 4000.
B10. Using Telnet for access requires that a TCP/IP protocol stack be loaded on the client PC.
Telnet access is possible both by dialing in through the RASExpress server and, more
commonly , through the LAN or Internet.
Client PC
running Telnet session,
web, or Windows
MultiManager
CommPlete 4000
RASExpress Server
Figure 3-3. Setup for completing RASExpress configuration from client PC
At a client PC connected to the LAN in which the CommPlete 4000 is the RAS server, start
a Telnet session using either dial-in access or TCP/IP access.
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Using Dial-In Access
• Dial in to the RASExpress server using a terminal program. A login prompt appears.
• Enter a user name and password. A menu appears. Unless users have been added, you
must login as supervisor.
• Select Telnet Session from the menu.
• Enter the IP address of the RASExpress server.
• The RASExpress main menu appears.
Using TCP/IP Access
• Run your Telnet software and connect to the IP address of the RASExpress server.
• The RASExpress main menu appears.
B11. At the Telnet main menu, select Configuration of server.
B12. Set network parameters as described in items A9 through A17 in Method A above.
Information on the MultiTech auxiliary software packages for authentication and workstation
redirection (RADIUS, WINMCSI, and MCSIWSN) can be found in the appendices of the
CommPlete 4000 Quick Start Guide and in the RADIUS Server User Guide.
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4 Hardware removal/
Replacement
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Introduction
This chapter’s procedures describe removal and replacement of the main hardware
components of the CommPlete 4000. Before removing or replacing any component, disconnect
the cables from the back of the CommPlete 4000 and remove the CommPlete 4000 from its
rack enclosure per instructions. The CommPlete 4000 has been designed to make this process
as efficient as possible, but if you experience problems, contact Multi-Tech Technical Support
(see chapter 6 of this section).
Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure
The steps below describe how to remove the CommPlete 4000 from its rack enclosure. These
steps must be followed before any internal component can be removed or replaced.
Warning: Anytime power is removed, turn off the Master Power switch inside the front door.
Note: In order to make re-connection easier, be sure to note or label all cable connections
before disconnecting any cables from the CommPlete 4000.
1 Remove the power cord from the back of the CommPlete 4000.
2 If connected, disconnect the video, COM 1, and keyboard cables from the back of the SBC.
Cover Mounting
Screws
ISI Boards
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(DB15)
Printer Port
(DB25)
Network
Interface
Card
Power Supply
SBC Backplane
Fig.4-1. Back Panel Connectors
3 If LAN is connected to the CommPlete 4000 , disconnect twisted-pair cable at the NIC.
4 Disconnect the telephone cords (RJ-12 and/or RJ-45) from the serial interface card(s).
Note: You may have ISI boards located in the left and right halves of the card cage
Caution: For safety and proper handling, two people are required to remove the CommPlete
4000 from its rack enclosure. Please work safely.
5 Remove the four rack enclosure mounting screws from the front of CommPlete 4000 and
remove the CommPlete 4000 from the rack enclosure. See Figure 4-2.
Rack Enclosure
Mounting
Screws
Enclosure
Mounting Holes
Single Processor
Communications Server
Handle
Fan Intake Vents
Fig. 4-2. Rack Enclosure Mounting Screws
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6 To re-attach cables and re-mount the CommPlete 4000, follow steps 1-5 in reverse order
and sense. That is,
a. (Two people are needed.) Attach the CommPlete 4000 to its rack enclosure using
the four mounting screws.
b. Reconnect phone cords.
c. Reconnect the Network Interface Card to the LAN with its twisted-pair cable.
d. Reconnect the SBC cables (to video, keyboard, and COM1).
e. Restore power when ready.
Card Cage Removal/Replacement
The steps below describe how to remove the card cage. Note that card cage removal is not
always necessary to remove or replace some components. Specifically, expansion cards can
be installed into or removed from the SBC side of the card cage without removing the card
cage. However, installing/removing an expansion card from the opposite side requires removal
of the card cage (see Figure 2-3c).
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two people to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
2 To remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 , remove the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. The cover slides off the back of the
chassis.
Cover Mounting
Screws (7)
120
100M
LINK
ACT
Cover
Fig. 4-3. Cover Mounting Screws
3 Remove the chassis mounting screws from the card cage. See Figure 4-4.
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Chassis Mounting
Screws
7
LOCK
SOCKET
M1
M2
BANK
1
M3
BANK
1
M4
Fig. 4-4. Chassis Mounting Screw
4 Finish pulling the card cage (including fan enclosure) straight up and out of the chassis.
See Figure 4-5. Set it next to the chassis.
Note: Before placing the card cage back into the chassis, verify that the power connectors
from the power supply to the backplane are fully attached. Figure 4-5b shows the wire colors
and correct orientation of the power cables.
Ethercard
SBC Board
ISI (3)
LOCK
SOCKET 7
M1
K1
M2
BAN
M3
BAN
K1
M4
Fan Enclosure
7
LOCK
SOCKET
M1
M2
BANK
1
M3
BANK
1
M4
Figure 4-5. Card Cage Removal
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Board Removal and Replacement
Removing SBC Board
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two persons to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
2 Remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 by removing the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. (See Figure 4-3.)
3 Disconnect the four ribbon cables from the SBC. (See Figure 4-6.) Depending on
your configuration, you may not have all four ports in use.
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VGA
COM 1
USB
IDE 2
PC-104
GND
HDL
Flash
BIOS
VRAM
KB
BIOS
VRAM
COM
2
PRT
KBL JP6 EXKB
Real Time
Clock
IDE 1
Hard Drive
Connector
KB/
Mouse
Flash
Disk
SIO
JP11
JP10
JP13
Floppy Drive
Connector
JP7
FDD
Printer Port
Connector
PWR
RST
JP12
JP14
Panel
SPK
COM 2
Connector
Chipset
JP4
JP2 JP
3
JP
9
6xx86
CPU
Fanned
Heatsink
Location
JP
8
JP1
Chipset
SIMM 1
SIMM 2
SIMM 3
SIMM 4
Figure 4-6. SBC Board and Ribbon Cable Connectors
4 Remove the fanned heatsink from the processor or disconnect the power connector for the
fanned heatsink.
5 Remove the screw that secures the SBC board to the chassis at the back of the CommPlete
4000.
6 Remove the SBC board from the midplane.
7 To replace the SBC board, verify SBC board configuration. Refer to the Hardware
Configuration and Installation instructions in the SBC manual.
8 Install the new SBC board by following steps 1-5 in reverse order and sense. That is,
a. Attach SBC to its midplane socket.
b. Secure SBC to rear of chassis with screw.
c. Re-connect ribbon cables and fanned heatsink.
d. Replace top cover (7 screws).
e. (Two people are needed.) Replace CommPlete 4000 into rack enclosure.
8 If installing other boards, see the procedures below for installation instructions. Then
remount the CommPlete 4000 in the enclosure.
Removing NIC Board
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two persons to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
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2 Remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 by removing the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. See figure 4-3.
3 Remove the two chassis mounting screws from the card cage. See figure 4-4.
4 Being careful to maintain slack in the power cables, lift the card cage up and over so
that it rests along side the chassis.
5 Remove the screw that secures the NIC board to the chassis at the back of the CommPlete
4000.
6 Remove the NIC board from the midplane.
7 To replace the NIC board, verify NIC configuration. Refer to the Installation
Instructions in the appropriate NIC section of this manual.
8 Install the new NIC board by following steps 1-4 in reverse order and sense. That is,
a. Attach NIC to its midplane socket.
b. Secure NIC to rear of chassis with screw.
c. Re-install card cage (2 screws). Make sure the power cables are securely
attached.
d. Replace top cover (7 screws).
e. (Two people are needed.) Replace CommPlete 4000 into its rack enclosure.
7 If other cards are being installed, perform those procedures below now, and then remount
the CommPlete 4000 in the enclosure.
Removing ISI Boards
Note: If removing or replacing the single ISI board on the left side (looking from the front) of
the midplane, card cage removal is not necessary. Ignore steps 3 through 5.
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two persons to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
2 Remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 by removing the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. See figure 4-3.
3 Remove the two chassis mounting screws from the card cage. See figure 4-4.
4 Being careful to maintain slack in the power cables, lift the card cage up and over so
that it rests along side the chassis.
5 Remove screws that secure the serial card to the chassis at the back of the
CommPlete 4000 .
6 Remove the serial card(s) from the midplane.
7 To replace the serial card(s), verify the configuration of the cards. See the installation
instructions in the serial card section(s) of this manual.
8 Install the new serial card(s) by following steps 1-6 in reverse. That is,
a. Attach serial card(s) to midplane socket(s).
b. Secure serial card to rear of chassis with screw.
c. Re-install card cage (2 screws). Make sure the power cables are securely
attached.
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d. Replace top cover (7 screws).
e. (Two people are needed.) Replace CommPlete 4000 into rack enclosure.
Hard Disk Drive Removal/Replacement
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two persons to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
2 Remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 by removing the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. See figure 4-3.
Note: If you are simply adding a hard drive and not replacing the existing hard drive, proceed
to step 6.
3 Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the hard disk drive.
4 Remove the three screws that secure the hard drive to the drive chassis. You must lift the
card cage out of the chassis to gain access to the third screw.
5 Remove the hard drive by sliding it up and out of the drive chassis.
6 To install a new hard drive, follow steps 1-5 in reverse order and sense. That is,
a. Place the hard drive forward into the chassis between the mounting tabs.
b. Replace drive/chassis mounting screws(3).
c. Reconnect power and data cables.
d. Replace top cover (7 screws).
e. (Two people are needed.) Replace CommPlete 4000 into rack enclosure.
Floppy Disk Drive Removal/Replacement
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two persons to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
2 Remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 by removing the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. See figure 4-3.
3 Remove the two chassis mounting screws from the card cage. See figure 4-4.
4 Being careful to maintain slack in the power cables, lift the card cage, including fan
housing, up and over so that it rests along side the chassis.
5 Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the floppy disk drive.
6 Remove the four screws securing the floppy drive to the drive chassis.
7 Open the front door and remove floppy drive by sliding it out the front of the drive chassis.
8 To install a new floppy drive, follow steps 1-7 in reverse order and sense. That is,
a. Open front door and insert floppy drive into drive chassis.
b. Attach floppy drive to drive chassis (4 screws).
c. Reconnect power and data cables to floppy drive.
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Note: Before installing card cage, make sure power connectors from power supply to
midplane are fully connected (Figure 4-5b).
d. Re-install the card cage and attach it to chassis (2 screws).
e. Replace top cover (7 screws).
f. (Two people are needed.) Replace CommPlete 4000 into rack enclosure.
CDROM Removal/Replacement
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two persons to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
2 Remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 by removing the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. See figure 4-3.
3 Remove the two chassis mounting screws from the card cage. See figure 4-4.
4 Being careful to maintain slack in the power cables, lift the card cage, including fan
housing, up and over so that it can rest along side the chassis.
5 Disconnect the power and data cables from the back of the CDROM drive.
6 Remove the four screws securing the CDROM drive to the drive chassis.
7 Open the front door and remove CDROM drive by sliding it out the front of the drive
chassis.
8 To install a new CDROM drive, follow steps 1-7 in reverse order and sense. That is,
a. Open front door and CDROM drive into drive chassis.
b. Attach CDROM to drive chassis (4 screws).
c. Reconnect power and data cables to CDROM drive.
Note: Before installing card cage, make sure power connectors from power
supply to midplane are fully connected (Figure 4-5b).
d. Re-install the card cage and attach it to chassis (2 screws).
e. Replace top cover (7 screws).
f. (Two people are needed.) Replace CommPlete 4000 into rack enclosure.
Power Supply Removal/Replacement
The card cage has to be removed in order to disconnect the power wiring before the power
supply can be removed.
1 Remove the CommPlete 4000 from rack enclosure (two people are needed). Follow the
procedure “Disconnecting Cables and Removal from Enclosure” presented above.
Summary: after powering down the unit and disconnecting all power and signal cables,
employ two persons to remove its rack-mounting screws and lift the unit out of the rack.
2 Remove the top cover from the CommPlete 4000 by removing the seven cover mounting
screws located in the back of the CommPlete 4000. See figure 4-3.
3 Remove the two chassis mounting screws from the card cage. See figure 4-4.
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4 Partially remove the card cage and remove power cabling at midplane.
5 Remove the power connection from the fanned heatsinkon the SBC (Figure 4-6).
6 Remove power cables from the back of hard drive, floppy drive, and CD ROM drive.
7 Remove the screw that holds the ground wire by the power switch.
8 Dis connect wires going to the power switch. Take note of which color wire is attached to
which connector on the switch.
9 Remove the three power supply mounting screws from the back of the CommPlete 4000.
10 Remove the power supply from the chassis.
11 To install a new power supply, follow steps 1-7 in reverse order and sense.
a. Position the power supply into its place in the chassis.
b. Attach power supply to chassis rear (3 screws).
c. Re-attach power cables to hard-drive, floppy-drive, and CDROM drive.
d. Re-attach power cabling at midplane. The ISI cards and NIC may need to be
removed to attach cables.
e. Position card cage in its place in the chassis.
f. Attach card cage to chassis (2 screws).
g. Re-attach power switch wires and ground wires.
h. Replace top cover (7 screws).
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Troubleshooting
Introduction
This chapter provides solutions for solving problems if the CommPlete 4000 fails. Your
CommPlete 4000 was tested thoroughly at the factory before it was shipped. If you are unable
to make a successful connection, it is possible that the CommPlete 4000 is defective. However,
it is more likely that the source of your problem lies elsewhere. As with any microcomputer
product, start with simple hardware and software problems and work toward more complex
problems (e.g., operating system and/or applications).
Troubleshooting
The following addresses some of the typical problems and with some basic solutions. If a
problem arises while you are in an application, see the software documentation.
• No Video
— Verify that power is ON and LED in power switch is lit.
— Verify that SBC and any other adapter boards are connected properly.
Note: Make sure to turn power OFF to reconnect boards.
— Verify that monitor is turned ON, power is connected to monitor, and video cable is
connected to video connector on SBC.
— Verify that the two or four 72-pin memory SIMMs are connected properly on the SBC.
The SIMMs must be the same brand, size, and speed.
— Remove all connectors from the SBC and adapter boards, except the video connector,
and then power ON the CommPlete 4000 . If the CommPlete 4000 now has video, then
there is a problem with one of the cables or one of the peripherals. Try each cable, one
at a time, to isolate the bad cable or peripheral.
— Verify that fans are running. If power is on and fan is stopped, check to be sure power
connectors from power supply to midplane are fully connected and in their proper
orientation.
— If problem persists, contact MultiTech's Technical Support department (see Chapter 6).
• SBC does not boot correctly or hangs after video appears
— Run BIOS Setup Utility to verify correct configuration for system and drives (press DEL as
system boots).
— If boot PROM is used, verify that network and adapter card are configured properly to
see the network.
— Verify that SBC and adapter boards are seated properly in backplane.
Note: Make sure to turn power off to reconnect boards.
— Hard drive or floppy drive cables are not connected properly or parameters are not set
properly in setup.
— If a non-bootable diskette is in the floppy drive, remove it and try booting
again.
— Verify that enough memory is installed to load the intended applications.
— Verify that two or four 72-pin SIMMs are seated properly on the SBC. The SIMMs must
be the same brand, size and speed.
— Remove all adapter cards. If system boots, there is a conflict with an adapter card.
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— If problem persists, contact MultiTech's Technical Support department (see Chapter 6).
• COM1, COM2, or LPT1 port does not respond correctly
— Try COM2. If it also fails, check Setup configuration and verify that the ports are enabled.
— Check if any adapter boards are conflicting with ports. If ports are used by an expansion
card, then on board ports must be turned off in Setup.
— Check that cables are connected properly and peripherals are powered ON and
configured properly.
— If problem persists, contact MultiTech's Technical Support department (see Chapter 6).
• Keyboard does not respond to key strokes
— Connect keyboard cable to the left round connector on SBC.
— If cable converter is used to connect a large 5-pin DIN to a small 6-PIN PS/2 DIN, check it
(the cable converter) to see if it is defective or the wrong type.
— Verify that the keyboard works on a different system.
— If problem persists, contact MultiTech's Technical Support department (see Chapter 6).
• Invalid Time, Date or Setup
— Battery is failing.
— Last system boot was incomplete. Verify in Setup that configuration is correct and reboot
system.
— If problem persists, contact MultiTech's Technical Support department (see Chapter 6).
Diagnostic Tests
The CommPlete 4000 operates like any stand-alone PC and can run almost any off-the-shelf
diagnostic program or checkpoint card. These programs are available at any software re-seller
and can quickly help isolate component failures.
Calling Technical Support
For immediate help in finding and fixing CommPlete 4000 problems, record the error condition
and call Multi-Tech's Technical Support department (refer to Chapter 6 of this manual).
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Technical Support
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Service, Warranty, and Technical Support
Introduction
This chapter starts out with statements about your CommPlete 4000's 2-year warranty. The
next section, Tech Support, should be read carefully if you have questions or problems with
your CommPlete 4000. It includes the technical support telephone numbers, space for
recording your CommPlete 4000 information, and an explanation of how to send in your
CommPlete 4000 should you require service. The final three sections explain how to use our
Bulletin Board Service (BBS), a section on CompuServe/Internet forums, and information on
Multi-Tech's Fax-Back Service.
Limited Warranty
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. (“MTS”) warrants that its products will be free from defects in
material or workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase, or if proof of
purchase is not provided, two years from date of shipment. MTS MAKES NO OTHER
WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. This warranty does not
apply to any products which have been damaged by lightning storms, water, or power surges
or which have been neglected, altered, abused, used for a purpose other than the one for
which they were manufactured, repaired by the customer or any party without MTS’s written
authorization, or used in any manner inconsistent with MTS’s instructions.
MTS’s entire obligation under this warranty shall be limited (at MTS’s option) to repair or
replacement of any products which prove to be defective within the warranty period, or, at
MTS’s option, issuance of a refund of the purchase price. Defective products must be returned
by Customer to MTS’s factory transportation prepaid.
MTS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
WILL ITS LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS.
Tech Support
Multi-Tech has an excellent staff of technical support personnel available to help you get the
most out of your Multi-Tech product. If you have any questions about the operation of this unit,
call 1-800-972-2439. Please fill out the information (below), and have it available when you
call. If your CommPlete 4000 requires service, the tech support specialist will guide you on how
to send in your CommPlete 4000.
Recording CommPlete 4000 Information
Please fill in the following information on your Multi-Tech CommPlete 4000 . This will help tech
support in answering your questions.
CommPlete 4000 Model No.: _______________
CommPlete 4000 Serial No.: ________________
Application Software Type and Version (e.g., RASExpress + FAX Server):
Please note the status of your CommPlete 4000 before calling tech support. This status can
include screen messages, diagnostic test results, problems with a specific application, etc.
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Service
If your tech support specialist decides that service is required, your CommPlete 4000 may be
sent (freight prepaid) to our factory. Return shipping charges will be paid by Multi-Tech
Systems.
Include the following with your CommPlete 4000:
• a description of the problem.
• return billing and return shipping addresses.
• contact name and phone number.
• check or purchase order number for payment if the CommPlete 4000 is out of warranty. (The
standard repair charge for your CommPlete 4000 is $400. This price is valid at the time of this
publication but could change in the future. Check with your technical support specialist.)
• if possible, note the name of the technical support specialist with whom you spoke.
If you need to inquire about the status of the returned product, be prepared to provide the
serial number of the product sent.
Send CommPlete 4000s to this address:
MULTI-TECH SYSTEMS, INC.
2205 WOODALE DRIVE
MOUNDS VIEW, MINNESOTA 55112
ATTN: SERVICE OR REPAIRS
About the Multi-Tech BBS
Multi-Tech Systems maintains a Bulletin Board Service (BBS) for its customers. Information
available via the BBS includes new product information, product upgrade data, problem solving
tips, and a message service for you to leave questions for which you would like additional
information. The phone number for the Multi-Tech BBS is (612) 785-3702 or (800) 392-2432
(U.S.A. and Canada).
The BBS can be accessed by any asynchronous modem operating at speeds of 33,600-1200
bps (V.34 and downward compatible) with a word length setting of 8 bits, 1 stop bit, and no
parity.
How to Use the Multi-Tech BBS
1. Dial our BBS at 1-800 392-2432 (U.S.A. and Canada) or 612-785-3702 (International).
2. Set your computer or communications program to 8N1. Then, to emulate ANSI (e.g.,
with MultiExpress software, press ALT-S and choose ANSI).
3. At the prompt, type your first name, last name, password, then press RETURN. If you are a
first time caller, the BBS asks if your name is spelled correctly. If you say yes, our
questionnaire displays. You can use our BBS on your first call.
4. There are four BBS areas: the Main Menu, the Files Menu, Bulletins (from the main
Menu), and the Message Menu. All Bulletins are Menu-driven. To read the Bulletins,
enter the number of the bulletin you wantto read.
5. File Menu: from the Main Menu, type F: and the Files display. If you want a list of
directories, type L (list directory) and then type L again for a list of all directories. If you
don’t type the second L, all the files on the BBS display. At the list of the directories, select
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the number of directories required. A list of files and a description for each of the files
displays. Select a file you want to download. If you already know the file name, type D at
the Files Menu to download the selected file(s). Press V to view a text file.
6. At the Message Menu, you can leave a message to the Sysop (you cannot read messages
at this point). The BBS tells if you have a personal message (mail). At the prompt (would
you like to read it now?), type R for read now. You must read your messages when you
first access the BBS.
About the Internet
Multi-Tech is a commercial user on the Internet, and we retrieve e-mail messages from on a
periodic basis. If you prefer to receive e-mail technical support via the Internet, you can
contact Tech Support at the following address:
http://www.multitech.com/_forms/email_tech_support.htm
Multi-Tech's presence includes a Web site at:
http://www.multitech.com
and an ftp site at:
ftp://ftp.multitech.com
About the Multi-Tech Fax-Back Service
Multi-Tech's fax-back system provides 24-hour access to sales, marketing, and technical
literature. Dial 612-717-5888, follow the voice prompts, and request document number 10 for
a catalog of available documents.
For convenience, have your fax number handy: __________________ . From the catalog of
available documents, you can order newsletters, white papers, press releases, etc. from the
sales and marketing index (pages 1-4), or order basic modem operation and troubleshooting
guides from the technical support and engineering index. Just enter the applicable FB Doc. #
from the left column of the catalog.
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Appendices
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Appendix A—Back Panel Connector Pinouts
This appendix provides specifications for the various connectors on the back panel of the
MiniArray.
VGA 15-Pin Connector
This connector provides video analog data and horizontal and vertical synchronization signals
for VGA monitors.
1
5
10
6
11
15
Figure A-1. 15-Pin VGA Connector
Pin Identification
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Description
Analog Red
Analog Green
Analog Blue
VESA Monitor Status Bit 2
Digital Ground
Digital Ground
Digital Ground
Digital Ground
NC
Digital Ground
VESA Monitor Status Bit 0
VESA Monitor Status Bit 1
Horizontal Sync
Vertical Sync
NC
9-Pin DB9 (COM 1) Connector
This connector attaches the SBC board to the COM 1 serial port.
5
1
6
9
Figure A-2. 9-Pin DB9 COM 1 Connector
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Pin Identification
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Description
DCD
RX Data
TX Data
DTR
Ground
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
6-Pin Circular Jack
This connector connects the keyboard to the SBC board.
5
6
4
3
2
1
Figure A-3. 6-Pin Mini-DIN Keyboard Connector
Pin Identification
PinDescription
1
+Keyboard Data
2
NC
3
GND
4
+5V DC
5
+Keyboard Clock
6
NC
RJ-45 Connector
This connector ties the EN-Series Ethernet board to a 10BASET network.
1
8
Figure A-5. RJ-45 Connector (viewed from connector side)
Pin Identification
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
Description
+ Transmit Data
- Transmit Data
+ Receive Data
No Connect
No Connect
-Receive Data
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7
8
No Connect
No Connect
34-Pin Floppy Disk Drive Connector
This connector provides signal and data connection between the floppy drive and the SBC
board.
2
34
1
33
Figure A-4. Floppy Disk Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Description
Ground
RPM/RWC
Ground
Not Used
Ground
Not Used
Ground
Index
Ground
Motor Enable 1
Ground
Drive Select 2
Ground
Drive Select 1
Ground
Motor Enable 2
Ground
Pin
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
Description
Direction (Stepper Motor)
Ground
Step Pulse
Ground
Write Data
Ground
Write Enable
Ground
Track 0
Ground
Write Protect
Ground
Read Data
Ground
Select Head
Ground
/DCHNG
Printer Port Connector
This 25-pin connector provides parallel printer data and control signals to and from the SBC
board.
2
26
1
25
Figure A-5. Printer Port Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
44
Description
-Strobe
+Data Bit 0
+Data Bit 1
+Data Bit 2
+Data Bit 3
+Data Bit 4
+Data Bit 5
+Data Bit 6
+Data Bit 7
Pin
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18-25
Description
-Acknowledge
+Busy
+Paper End
+Select
-Auto Feed
-Error
-Initialize Printer
-Select Input
Ground
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COM 2 Port Connector
This 10-pin connector transfers serial data to and from the COM 2 port.
2
10
1
9
Figure A-6. COM 2 Port Connector
PinSignal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Name (Direction)
Carrier Detect (Input)
Data Set Ready (Input)
Receive Data (Input)
Request To Send (Output)
Transmit Data (Output)
Clear To Send (Input)
Data Terminal Ready (Output)
Ring Indicator
Signal Ground
Unused
Hard Disk Connector
This connector supplies hard disk drive signals which interface with the software I/O drivers to
provide the read/write functions.
2
40
1
39
Figure A-7. Hard Disk Connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Description
Pin
/Reset
Ground (GND)
Data Bit 7 (SD7)
Data Bit 8 (SD8)
Data Bit 6 (SD6)
Data Bit 9 (SD9)
Data Bit 5 (SD5)
Data Bit 10 (SD10)
Data Bit 4 (SD4)
Data Bit 11 (SD11)
Data Bit 3 (SD3)
Data Bit 12 (SD12)
Data Bit 2 (SD2)
Data Bit 13 (SD13)
Data Bit 1 (SD1)
Data Bit 14 (SD14)
Data Bit 0 (SD0)
Data Bit 15 (SD15)
Ground (GND)
NC
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22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
Description
NC
Ground (GND)
-I/O Write (-IOW)
Ground (GND)
-I/O Read (-IOR)
Ground (GND)
IOCHRDY
ALE\
NC
Ground (GND)
IRQ14
/IOCS16
Address Bit 1 (SA1)
NC
Address Bit 0 (SA0)
Address Bit 2 (SA2)
Chip Select 0 (-CS0)
Chip Select 1 (-CS1)
/HDLED
Ground (GND)
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Appendix B—Regulatory Information
FCC Regulations for Telephone Line Interconnection
1. This equipment complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
rules. On the outside surface of this equipment is a label that contains, among other
information, the FCC registration number and ringer equivalence number (REN).
If requested, this information must be provided to the telephone company.
2. As indicated below, the suitable jack (Universal Service Order Code connecting
arrangement) for this equipment is shown. If applicable, the facility interface codes (FIC)
and service order codes (SOC) are shown.
An FCC-compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this equipment. This
equipment is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a
compatible modular jack which is Part 68 compliant. See installation instructions for details.
3. The ringer equivalence number (REN) is used to determine the quantity of devices that may
be connected to the telephone line. Excessive REN’s on the telephone line may result in
the devices not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most, but not all areas, the sum
of the RENs should not exceed five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may
be connected to the line, as determined by the total REN’s, contact the telephone company
to determine the maximum REN for the calling area.
4. If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify
you in advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. But if advance
notice isn’t practical, the telephone company will notify the customer as soon as possible.
Also, you will be advised of your right to file a complaint with the FCC if you believe it is
necessary.
5. The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or
procedures that could affect the operation of the equipment. If this happens, the telephone
company will provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications in
order to maintain uninterrupted service.
6. If trouble is experienced with this equipment (the model of which is indicated below)
please contact Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. at the address shown below for details of how to
have repairs made. If the equipment is causing harm to the telephone network, the
telephone company may request you remove the equipment from the network until the
problem is resolved.
7. No repairs are to be made by you. Repairs are to be made only by Multi-Tech Systems or
its licensees. Unauthorized repairs void registration and warranty.
8. This equipment cannot be used on public coin service provided by the telephone company.
Connection to Party Line Service is subject to state tariffs. (Contact the state public utility
commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information.)
9. If so required, this equipment is hearing-aid compatable.
Manufacturer:
Model Number:
FCC registration number:
Ringer Equivalence No:
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
MA6RF7216-S
AU7USA-23834-MM-E
0.3B
Modular Jack (USOC)
RJ11C or RJ11W (single line)
Service Center in USA:
Multi-Tech Systems Inc.
2205 Woodale Drive
Mounds View, MN 55112
Voice (612) 785-3500/
FAX (612) 785-9874
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Canadian Limitations Notice
Notice: The ringer equivalence number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an
indication of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone
interface. The termination of a interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only
to the requirement that the sum of the ringer equivalence numbers of all the devices does not
exceed 5.
Notice: The Industry Canada label identifies certificated equipment. This certification means
that the equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operational and
safety requirements. The Industry Canada does not guarantee the equipment will operate to
the user’s satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to
the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed
using an acceptable method of connection. The customer should be aware that compliance
with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility
designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or
equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user
to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the
power utility, telephone lines and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected
together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Caution: Users should not attempt to make such connections themselves, but should contact
the appropriate electric inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate.
Compliance with BABT Requirements
Approved for connection to telecommunications system specified in the instructions for use
subject to the conditions set out in them.
Warning: Interconnection directly, or by way of other apparatus, of ports marked "SAFETY
WARNING see instructions for use" with ports marked or not so marked may produce hazardous
conditions on the network. Advice should be obtained from a competent engineer before such a
connection is made.
It is a condition of approval that the power required by the host and the total of all adapter cards
installed within the host environment, together with any auxiliary apparatus, does not exceed the
power specification as stated in the Technical Reference Material of the host apparatus.
The power requirements for the MULTIMODEMISI are:
Modem operating voltages: +12V D.C., -12V D. C., +5V D.C.
Modem Power Consumption: 8 Watts
In order to maintain the independent approval of this card, it is essential that when other option
cards are introduced which use or generate a hazardous voltage, the minimum creepages and
clearances specified in the following table are maintained. A hazardous voltage is one which
exceeds 42.4V peak a.c or 50V d.c. If you have any doubt, seek advice from a competent
engineer before installing other adapters into the host equipment.
The equipment must be installed such that with the exception of connection to the host,
clearance and creepage distances shown in the following table are maintained between the card
and any other assemblies which use or generate a voltage shown in that table. The larger the
distance shown in brackets applies where the local environment within the host is subject to
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conductive pollution or dry nonconductive pollution which could become conductive due to
condensation. Failure to maintain these minimum distances would invalidate approval.
Voltage Used or Generated
by Host or Other Cards
Clearance (mm)
Creepage (mm)
2.0
2.4 (3.8)
Up to 50 Vms or Vdc
2.6
3.0 (4.8)
Up to 125 Vms or Vdc
4.0
5.0 (8.0)
Up to 250 Vms or Vdc
4.0
6.4 (10.0)
Up to 300 Vms or Vdc
Carrier Card
Expansion Card
Communication Module
X
Power Supply Unit
or other source of
excessive voltage
X
Y
Y
Example Diagram Showing Creepage
and Clearance Distances
Fig. B-1. Example Diagram Showing Creepage and Clearance Distances
Except at the edge connector which plugs into the host's expansion slot, clearance distance
(Xmm) and creepage distance (Ymm) as given in the table above, must be maintained between
the communication card and any assemblies which use or generate hazardous voltage.
This apparatus has been approved for the use of the following facilities:
• Auto-calling
• Loop disconnect and MF dialing
• Phone number storage and retrieval by a predetermined code
• Operation in the absence of proceed indication
• Automatic storage of last number dialed
• Tone detection-busy
• Auto clear from the originating end
• DTR dialing
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• Modem
• PBX timed break register recall
European Low Voltage Directive
When correctly installed and maintained, the modem will present no hazard to the user. When
correctly installed, the modem will be connected to the PSTN or a PW and to a Data Terminal
Equipment (DTE) whose modem connections comply with CCITT recommendation V28. The DTE
connections are therefore taken to be safe voltages (less than ± 30 volts).
Ports that are capable of connecting to other apparatus are defined as SELV. To ensure
conformity with EN41003, ensure that these ports are only connected to ports of the same type
on other apparatus.
Compliance with BS6305 Clause 6.2, BS6320 Clause 7.2, and BABT/SITS/82/
005S/D
a. The modem is suitable for connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
provided by British Telecommunications plc or Kingston Communications (Hull) plc. Circuit
supply by British Communications, Mercury Communication, or Hull City Council. Only direct
exchange lines may be used, not shared service.
b. The modem is suitable for household, office, and similar general indoor use. It is not
suitable for use as an extension to a payphone.
c. BT lines supplied must support either loop disconnect or multifrequency tone
signalling.
d. REN (Ringer Equivalence Number).
The REN value of a unit is calculated from 3/n where n is the total number of units which
can be connected in parallel which will still cause the standard bell (as defined in BS6305
Appendix D) to ring.
REN values of less than 0.3 cannot be assigned.
REN = 1
If a telephone or other device is connected in parallel with the modem, the combined REN
must not exceed 4. A BT supplied telephone may be assumed to have REN of 1.0 unless
otherwise noted.
The approval of this modem for connection to the British Telecom public switched telephone
network is INVALIDATED if the apparatus is subject to any modification in any material way not
authorized by BABT or if it is used with or connected to:
i. internal software that has not been formally accepted BABT.
ii. external control software or external control apparatus which cause the operation of
the modem associated call set-up equipment to contravene the requirements of the
standard set out in BABT/SITS/82/005S/D.
All other apparatus connected to this modem and thereby connected directly or indirectly to the
British Telecom public switched telephone network must be approved apparatus as defined in
Section 22 of the British Telecommunications Act 1984.
Compliance with BS6789: Section 3.1 and Part 2
a. The modem is not capable of allowing Auto Call using '999' or other PABX emergency
numbers.
b. Modes other than modes 1, 2, or 3 should not be used on the BT PSTN. This modem
is a mode 1 device.
c. Users are advised to check the numbers entered during the Auto Call set up phase
prior to dialing.
d. The user should not issue any sequence of commands to the modem which would
cause the modem to exceed the maximum allowable pause of 8 seconds from the
time the modem goes off hook until dialing begins.
e. For correct operation of the call progress monitor, the power has to be properly connected
and switched on.
Compliance with BS6328 Part 1
a. The modem is not suitable for use on circuits with British Telecommunications signaling at
a normal frequency of 2280 Hz.
b. The modem does not require signaling or otherwise employ the frequency range dc to 200
Hz.
c. The modem does not require dc from the Private Circuit for correct operation. The modem
may be damaged if connected, in a private circuit mode, to a circuit supplying dc current
(the maximum permissible direct current is zero amps).
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EMC, Safety, and Terminal Directive Compliance
The CE mark is affixed to this product to confirm compliance with the following European
Community Directives:
Council Directive 89/336/EEC of 3 May 1989 on the approximation of laws of Member States
relating to electromagnetic compatibility;
and
Council Directive 73/23/EEC of 19 February 1973 on the harmonization of the laws of Member
States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits;
and
Council Directive 98/13/EEC of 22 March 1998 on the approximation of the laws of the Member
States concerning telecommunications terminal and satellite earth station equipment.