Secure Ethernet
Network Adapters
AT-2712FX/SC
AT-2912T
Installation and User’s Guide
613-001097 Rev. A
Copyright  2009 Allied Telesis, Inc.
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Electrical Safety and Emissions Standards
This product meets the following standards.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission
Declaration of Conformity
Manufacturer Name: Allied Telesis, Inc.
Declares that the product: Secure Ethernet Adapter
Model Numbers: AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T
This product complies with FCC Part 15B, Class B Limits:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
must not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Radiated Energy
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15
of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on. The user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
-
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Changes and modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer or registrant of this equipment can void your
authority to operate this equipment under Federal Communications Commission rules.
Industry Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances
(RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
This Allied Telesis RoHS-compliant product conforms to the European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous
Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Allied Telesis ensures RoHS conformance by requiring
supplier Declarations of Conformity, monitoring incoming materials, and maintaining manufacturing process controls.
RFI Emissions
FCC Class B, EN55022 Class B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, VCCI
Class B, C-TICK, CE
Immunity
EN55024
Electrical Safety
EN60950 (TUV), UL 60950 (CULUS)
Laser Safety
EN60825
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Translated Safety Statements
Important: The  indicates that a translation of the safety statement is available in a PDF
document titled “Translated Safety Statements” (613-000990) posted on the Allied Telesis website at
www.alliedtelesis.com and on this product CD.
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Contents
Preface ................................................................................................................................................................................11
Safety Symbols Used in this Document................................................................................................................................12
Where to Find Web-based Guides .......................................................................................................................................13
Contacting Allied Telesis ......................................................................................................................................................14
Online Support ..............................................................................................................................................................14
Email and Telephone Support .......................................................................................................................................14
Returning Products........................................................................................................................................................14
For Sales or Corporate Information ...............................................................................................................................14
Warranty ........................................................................................................................................................................14
Management Software Updates ....................................................................................................................................14
Chapter 1: Introducing the AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T Adapters .............................................................................15
Functional Descriptions ........................................................................................................................................................16
AT-2712FX/SC Adapter ................................................................................................................................................16
AT-2912T Adapter .........................................................................................................................................................17
Contents of Your Shipment ...........................................................................................................................................17
Features ...............................................................................................................................................................................18
Physical Descriptions............................................................................................................................................................19
AT-2712FX/SC Adapter Physical Description ...............................................................................................................19
AT-2912T Adapter Physical Description........................................................................................................................19
Chapter 2: Installing the Hardware ..................................................................................................................................21
Reviewing Safety Precautions ..............................................................................................................................................22
Pre-Installation Checklist ......................................................................................................................................................24
Replacing the Bracket ..........................................................................................................................................................25
Installing a Network Adapter Card ........................................................................................................................................27
Connecting the Network Cables ...........................................................................................................................................31
Chapter 3: Enabling Vista IPSec ......................................................................................................................................33
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................34
Setting Vista’s Next Generation TCP/IP Stack .....................................................................................................................35
Uninstalling the Driver Software ...........................................................................................................................................44
Chapter 4: Installing Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Driver Software ...........................................................45
Installing the Driver Software................................................................................................................................................46
Updating the Adapter Software .....................................................................................................................................47
Modifying Configuration Properties.......................................................................................................................................53
802.1p QOS ..................................................................................................................................................................53
Checksum Offload .........................................................................................................................................................55
Flow Control ..................................................................................................................................................................56
Large Send Offload .......................................................................................................................................................57
Locally Administered Address .......................................................................................................................................58
Speed and Duplex Mode ...............................................................................................................................................59
Wake Up Capabilities ....................................................................................................................................................61
WOL Speed ...................................................................................................................................................................62
Uninstalling the Driver Software ...........................................................................................................................................63
Chapter 5: Enabling LINUX ...............................................................................................................................................65
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................66
Limitations .....................................................................................................................................................................66
Packaging......................................................................................................................................................................66
Installing LINUX TG3 File .....................................................................................................................................................67
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Contents
Installing the Source RPM Package ..............................................................................................................................67
Building the Driver from the Source TAR File................................................................................................................68
Driver Settings ...............................................................................................................................................................69
Driver Default Settings...................................................................................................................................................70
Unloading and Removing the Driver .....................................................................................................................................72
Driver Messages ...................................................................................................................................................................73
Chapter 6: MS-DOS Diagnostics ......................................................................................................................................75
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................76
Prerequisites..................................................................................................................................................................76
DOS Prompt Commands ......................................................................................................................................................77
Diagnostic Tests ...................................................................................................................................................................78
Test Names ...................................................................................................................................................................78
Test Descriptions ...........................................................................................................................................................79
Error Messages.....................................................................................................................................................................85
Appendix A: Specifications ..............................................................................................................................................89
Physical Specifications .........................................................................................................................................................89
Environmental Specifications................................................................................................................................................89
Power Specifications.............................................................................................................................................................89
Performance Specifications ..................................................................................................................................................90
Operating Specifications .......................................................................................................................................................90
10/100/1000Base-T Twisted-Pair Port Connectors ..............................................................................................................90
Console Port Pinouts ............................................................................................................................................................92
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Figures
Figure 1. AT-2712FX/SC Adapter........................................................................................................................................16
Figure 2. AT-2912T Adapter ................................................................................................................................................17
Figure 3. AT-2712FX/SC Faceplate ....................................................................................................................................19
Figure 4. AT-2912T Faceplate.............................................................................................................................................19
Figure 5. Removing the Low-Profile Bracket .......................................................................................................................25
Figure 6. Fastening Screws onto Standard Bracket ............................................................................................................26
Figure 7. Removing the PC Cover.......................................................................................................................................28
Figure 8. Removing the Faceplate From PCI Slot ...............................................................................................................28
Figure 9. Inserting the Adapter with a High-profile Bracket .................................................................................................29
Figure 10. Securing the Adapter with a High-profile Bracket...............................................................................................30
Figure 11. Found New Hardware Page ...............................................................................................................................35
Figure 12. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Page..............................................................................................36
Figure 13. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Insert the Disc Page......................................................................37
Figure 14. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Windows Couldn’t Find Driver Page .............................................38
Figure 15. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Browse for Driver Software Page..................................................38
Figure 16. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Installing Driver Page ....................................................................39
Figure 17. Update Driver Software - Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100FX Fiber Page ............................................................40
Figure 18. Control Panel Window ........................................................................................................................................41
Figure 19. Administrative Tools Window .............................................................................................................................42
Figure 20. Computer Management Window ........................................................................................................................42
Figure 21. Device Manager Window....................................................................................................................................43
Figure 22. System Properties Dialog Box............................................................................................................................48
Figure 23. Hardware Tab.....................................................................................................................................................49
Figure 24. Device Manager Window....................................................................................................................................50
Figure 25. Welcome to Hardware Update Wizard Window .................................................................................................51
Figure 26. Hardware Update Wizard Window .....................................................................................................................51
Figure 27. Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb Fiber Ethernet Properties Window ...............................................................54
Figure 28. RJ-45 Connector and Port Pin Layout................................................................................................................90
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Figures
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Tables
Table 1: Safety Symbols ......................................................................................................................................................12
Table 2: Fiber Optic Port 100 LED Status ...........................................................................................................................19
Table 3: Twisted-Pair Port LED Status ................................................................................................................................20
Table 4: Ethtool Utility Examples .........................................................................................................................................70
Table 5: Linux Driver Settings ..............................................................................................................................................70
Table 6: DOS Diagnostics Prerequisites .............................................................................................................................76
Table 7: DOS Prompt Commands .......................................................................................................................................77
Table 8: DMA Test Patterns ................................................................................................................................................81
Table 9: Default Register .....................................................................................................................................................82
Table 10: MDI Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX) .......................................................................................................91
Table 11: MDI-X Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX) ...................................................................................................91
Table 12: RJ-45 1000Base-T Connector Pinouts ................................................................................................................91
Table 13: Console Port Pinouts ...........................................................................................................................................92
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Tables
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Preface
This guide contains instructions on how to install the AT-2712FX/SC and
AT-2912T adapters and configure the adapters using the driver software.
The Preface contains the following sections:

“Safety Symbols Used in this Document” on page 12

“Where to Find Web-based Guides” on page 13

“Contacting Allied Telesis” on page 14

“Management Software Updates” on page 14
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Preface
Safety Symbols Used in this Document
This document uses the safety symbols defined in Table 1.
Table 1. Safety Symbols
Symbol
12
Meaning
Description
Caution
Performing or omitting a specific action may
result in equipment damage or loss of data.
Warning
Performing or omitting a specific action may
result in electrical shock.
AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T Secure Ethernet Network Adapter Installation and User’s Guide
Where to Find Web-based Guides
The installation and user guides for all Allied Telesis products are available
in portable document format (PDF) on our web site at
www.alliedtelesis.com. You can view the documents online or download
them onto a local workstation or server.
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Preface
Contacting Allied Telesis
This section provides Allied Telesis contact information for technical
support as well as sales or corporate information.
Online Support
You can request technical support online by accessing the Allied Telesis
Knowledge Base: www.alliedtelesis.com/support/kb.aspx. You can use
the Knowledge Base to submit questions to our technical support staff and
review answers to previously asked questions.
Email and
Telephone
Support
For Technical Support via email or telephone, refer to the Support section
of the Allied Telesis web site: www.alliedtelesis.com/support.
Returning
Products
Products for return or repair must first be assigned a return materials
authorization (RMA) number. A product sent to Allied Telesis without an
RMA number will be returned to the sender at the sender’s expense. For
instructions on how to obtain an RMA number, go to the Support section
on our web site at www.alliedtelesis.com/support/rma.aspx.
For Sales or
Corporate
Information
You can contact Allied Telesis for sales or corporate information through
our web site at http://www.alliedtelesis.com/purchase.
Warranty
Management
Software Updates
Go to www.alliedtelesis.com/warranty for the specific terms and
conditions of the warranty and for warranty registration for the AT-2712FX/
SC and AT-2912T adapters.
New releases of management software for our managed products are
available from either of the following Internet sites:

Allied Telesis web site:www.alliedtelesis.com

Allied Telesis FTP server:ftp://ftp.alliedtelesis.com
If you prefer to download new software from the Allied Telesis FTP server
from your workstation’s command prompt, you will need FTP client
software and you must log in to the server. Enter “anonymous” for the user
name and your email address for the password.
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Chapter 1
Introducing the AT-2712FX/SC and
AT-2912T Adapters
This chapter provides an introduction to the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX/SC
and AT-2912T Secure Ethernet Network Adapters and contains the
following sections:

“Functional Descriptions” on page 16

“Features” on page 18

“Physical Descriptions” on page 19
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Chapter 1: Introducing the AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T Adapters
Functional Descriptions
Both the AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T adapters feature in-built
cryptographic processors that take over a number of data encryption and
decryption functions within the hardware, releasing the host CPU to
perform other tasks. This ensures the highest possible speeds when
transmitting or receiving secure data, with no compromise on data security
or host system performance.
As part of the company’s green range, both products are engineered to
reduce power consumption. They incorporate centralized power
management features that automatically place idle circuitry into a lower
power mode to save energy and battery life in a laptop.
This section provides functional descriptions of the AT-2712FX/SC and
AT-2912T adapters.
AT-2712FX/SC
Adapter
The AT-2712FX/SC adapter connects a PCI-E compliant server or
workstation to a Fast Ethernet network using fiber optic cabling and a
connector that meets 62.5/125 µm or 50/125 µm multimode specifications.
This adapter operates at speeds of 100 Mbps in both full-duplex and halfduplex modes.
The AT-2712FX/SC adapter has an SC connector, as show in Figure 1.
T
TX
RX
10
0
10
0
1478
Figure 1. AT-2712FX/SC Adapter
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AT-2912T
Adapter
The AT-2912T adapter is a Gigabit Ethernet secure PCIe NIC featuring
on-board encryption. It is fully compatible with other secure IPSec as well
as non-IPSec NICs. This adapter operates at speeds of 10/100/1000T
Mbps in both full-duplex and half-duplex modes.
The AT-2912T adapter has one twisted-pair connector, as show in
Figure 2.
L/A
T
1594
Figure 2. AT-2912T Adapter
Contents of Your
Shipment
The following items are included with your adapter:

Antistatic bag (used for protecting the adapter when stored or
shipped). Keep the adapter in its packaging until ready for installation.

Low-profile bracket (attached to the AT-2712FX/SC adapter)

Standard bracket (attached to the AT-2912T adapter)
Inform your network supplier of any missing or damaged items. If you need
to return the adapter, you must pack it in the original (or equivalent)
packing material or the warranty will be voided. See “Returning Products”
on page 14.
The documentation for these adapters is available in portable document
format (PDF) on our web site at www.alliedtelesis.com. You can view the
documents online or download them onto a local workstation or server.
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Features
The following list of features for the AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T
adapters applies to all of the supported operating systems:
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
PCI-Express x1 interface

Flow Control (IEEE 802.1x)

Layer 2 Priority Encoding (802.1p)

TCP checksum RX/TX support

72 KB packet buffer

PXE remote root support

Wake on LAN (WOL)

IPSec
AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T Secure Ethernet Network Adapter Installation and User’s Guide
Physical Descriptions
This section provides descriptions of the AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T
faceplates and LEDs.
AT-2712FX/SC
Adapter Physical
Description
The faceplate on the AT-2712FX/SC adapter provides two fiber optic
connectors for attaching the adapter to a compatible link partner. See
Figure 3 for an illustration of the adapter’s faceplate.
The AT-2712FX/SC adapter has one fiber port and one LED, as shown in
Figure 3 and described in Table 1.
T
TX
RX
10
0
10
0
1484
Figure 3. AT-2712FX/SC Faceplate
Table 1. Fiber Optic Port 100 LED Status
State
Green
The port is operating at 100 Mbps and has a valid
link.
Flashing
The port is receiving or transmitting network packets
at 100 Mbps.
The faceplate on the AT-2912T adapter provides one twisted-pair
connector for attaching the adapter to a compatible link partner. See
Figure 4 for an illustration of the adapter’s faceplate.
T
L/A
AT-2912T
Adapter Physical
Description
Description
1595
Figure 4. AT-2912T Faceplate
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The AT-2912T adapter has one LED as described in Table 2.
Table 2. Twisted-Pair Port LED Status
State
20
Description
Green
The port is operating at 10/100/1000 Mbps and has
a valid link.
Flashing
The port is receiving or transmitting network packets
at 10/100/1000T Mbps
Chapter 2
Installing the Hardware
This chapter contains the following sections:

“Reviewing Safety Precautions” on page 22

“Pre-Installation Checklist” on page 24

“Installing a Network Adapter Card” on page 27

“Connecting the Network Cables” on page 31
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Chapter 2: Installing the Hardware
Reviewing Safety Precautions
Please review the following safety precautions before you begin to install a
network adapter card.
Note
The  indicates that a translation of the safety statement is
available in a PDF document titled “Translated Safety Statements”
on the Allied Telesis website at www.alliedtelesis.com.
Warning
This is a “Class 1 LED product”.  1
Warning
Do not stare into the laser beam.  2
Warning
Warning: Do not look directly at the fiber optic cable ends or inspect
the cable ends with an optical lens.  31
Warning
Do not work on this equipment or cables during periods of lightning
activity.  4
Warning
Operating Temperature: This product is designed for a maximum
ambient temperature of 40 degrees C.  9
Note
All Countries: Install this product in accordance with local and
National Electric Codes.  10
Warning
The adapter is being installed in a system that operates with
voltages that can be lethal. Before you remove the cover of your
system, you must observe the following precautions to protect
yourself and to prevent damage to the system components.
- Remove any metallic objects or jewelry from your hands and
wrists.
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- Make sure to use only insulated or nonconducting tools.
- Verify that the system is powered OFF and unplugged before
accessing internal components.
- Installation or removal of adapters must be performed in a staticfree environment. The use of a properly grounded wrist strap or
other personal antistatic devices and an antistatic mat is strongly
recommended.
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Pre-Installation Checklist
Before you install an adapter card, check the following list:
1. Verify that your system is using the latest BIOS.
Note
If you acquired the adapter software from the Allied Telesis support
website, enter the path to where the adapter driver files reside on
your system.
2. If your system is active, shut it down.
3. When the system shut down is complete, power OFF and unplug your
system.
4. Holding the adapter card by the edges, remove it from its shipping
package and place it on an antistatic surface.
5. Check the adapter for visible signs of damage, particularly on the
card’s edge connector.
Caution
Do not attempt to install a damaged adapter. If the adapter is
damaged, report it to Allied Telesis. See “Contacting Allied Telesis”
on page 14.
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Replacing the Bracket
The AT-2712FX/SC adapter is shipped with the low-profile bracket
attached to the adapter. The AT-2912T adapter is shipped with the
standard bracket attached to the adapter. Depending on your PC, you may
need to replace the bracket attached to your adapter.
The following procedure describes how to remove the low-profile bracket
from the adapter and replace it with the standard bracket. You can also
use this procedure to remove the standard bracket and replace it with the
low-profile bracket.
To replace the low-profile bracket with the standard bracket, perform the
following procedure:
1. Remove the screws that attach the bracket to the adapter. See
Figure 5.
TX
RX
10
0
1479
Figure 5. Removing the Low-Profile Bracket
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2. Align the tabs of the standard bracket with the holes on the adapter
and fasten the screws onto the adapter. See Figure 6.
TX
RX
10
0
1480
Figure 6. Fastening Screws onto Standard Bracket
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Installing a Network Adapter Card
The following instructions apply to installing both the AT-2712FX/SC and
AT-2912T adapters in most systems. For details about performing these
tasks on your particular system, refer to the manuals that were supplied
with your system.
Note
To perform this procedure, you need to supply a Phillips-head
screw.
To install an AT-2712FX/SC or AT-2912T adapter, perform the following
procedure:
1. Review the “Pre-Installation Checklist” on page 24 and “Reviewing
Safety Precautions” on page 22.
Before installing the adapter, ensure the system power is OFF and
unplugged from the power outlet, and that proper electrical grounding
procedures have been followed.
Warning
High voltage inside the system presents a safety hazard. Make sure
the power is off before removing the cover.
2. Remove the system cover and select any appropriate empty PCI slot.
See Figure 7 on page 28.
If you do not know how to identify an appropriate PCI slot, refer to your
system documentation.
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Figure 7. Removing the PC Cover
3. Select an empty, non-shared PCI slot and remove the faceplate.
Keep the faceplate in a safe place. You may need it for future use. See
Figure 8.
Figure 8. Removing the Faceplate From PCI Slot
Note
If you cannot locate or do not know how to find an appropriate PCI
slot, refer to the documentation that came with your system.
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4. Remove the network adapter card from the shipping package and
store the packaging material in a safe location.
Caution
Wear a grounding device and observe electrostatic discharge
precautions when installing the network adapter card in a system.
Failure to observe this caution could result in damage to the card.
5. Applying even pressure at both corners of the card, push the adapter
card until it is firmly seated in the appropriate PCI slot.
Make sure the card is securely seated. To insert the network adapter
card, see Figure 9.
Figure 9. Inserting the Adapter with a High-profile Bracket
Caution
Do not use excessive force when seating the card, because this may
damage the system or the adapter. If the card resists seating,
remove it from the system, realign it, and try again.
6. Secure the network adapter card to the chassis with a Phillips-head
screw (not provided). See Figure 10 on page 30.
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Figure 10. Securing the Adapter with a High-profile Bracket
7. Replace the system’s cover and secure it with the screws removed in
Step 2.
8. Disconnect any personal antistatic devices.
9. Power the system on.
Once the system returns to proper operation, the adapter hardware is
fully installed. Next, connect the network cables. See “Connecting the
Network Cables” on page 31.
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Connecting the Network Cables
The AT-2712FX/SC adapter has two fiber optic connectors (transmit and
receive) for attaching the system to a compatible link partner, or an IEEE
802.3z compliant Fast Ethernet switch. The AT-2912T adapter has one
twisted-pair connector.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter you need a fiber optic cable. For
specifications for this cable, see the AT-2712FX/SC adapter data sheet.
For the AT-2912T adapter, you need a twisted-pair cable. For pin signals
and pinout information, see “10/100/1000Base-T Twisted-Pair Port
Connectors” on page 90 and “Console Port Pinouts” on page 92.
To connect a network cable to the adapter, perform the following
procedure:
Warning
The fiber optic ports contain a Class 1 LED device. When the ports
are disconnected, always cover them with the provided plug.
Exposed ports may cause skin or eye damage.
1. Connect one end of the cable to the adapter.
2. For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, connect the other end of the cable to
the appropriate Ethernet fiber optic port. For the AT-2912T adapter,
connect the other end of the cable to another twisted pair port.
Note
After the cable is properly connected at both ends, the adapter port
LEDs should be functional. See “Physical Descriptions” on page 19
for a description of LED operation for each adapter model. For driver
installation and configuration instructions, refer to the software
configuration for a specific driver.
After you connect the system to the network and power is supplied, the
AT-2712FX/SC adapter attempts to establish the connection at 100
Mbps full-duplex only.
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Chapter 3
Enabling Vista IPSec
This chapter describes how to enable the Vista IPSec Operating System
on the AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T adapters. The installation procedure
is identical for the both the Vista 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems.
This chapter contains the following sections:

“Introduction” on page 34

“Setting Vista’s Next Generation TCP/IP Stack” on page 35

“Uninstalling the Driver Software” on page 44
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Enabling Vista IPSec
Introduction
Traditionally, IPSec has been used for remote connections, but this
feature has moved into the Local Area Network (LAN) to secure local
network traffic against eavesdropping.
Vista’s Next Generation TCP/IP stack provides APIs for accessing
brackets to allow advanced granularity to filter both inbound and outbound
traffic.This was not possible with Microsoft’s XP Operating system. In
addition, Vista’s security management now closely ties the Firewall and
IPSec features together by using a snap-in called Windows Firewall with
Advanced Security. The onboard encryption engine on the AT-2712FX/SC
and AT-2912T adapters allows off-loading of this task to the network
controller instead of the host CPU, thereby freeing the host CPU for other
important tasks. The off-loading feature is unique in the industry and
enables you to set tight security efficiently within your network at a minimal
cost.
Microsoft’s Technet website, www.technet.microsoft.com, offers several
technical publications as well as online seminars that describe Vista’s
advanced IPSec and Firewall features and their implementation. These
topics are beyond the scope of this chapter. Instead, Allied Telesis
recommends that you consult Technet for additional information.
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Setting Vista’s Next Generation TCP/IP Stack
After you install an Allied Telesis AT-2712FX/SC or AT-2912T adapter in
your PC, the system detects the new hardware automatically when the
Windows Vista Operating system first boots up. You are prompted to
install the driver software for that device shortly after you log in. To update
the driver software, you must have administrative privileges.
Note
The adapter must be physically installed in your system before you
install the driver software. See Chapter 2, “Installing the Hardware”
on page 21 for instructions.
To set the Next Generation TCP/IP Stack of the Vista Operating System,
do the following:
1. Start a Windows Vista Operating system and log in.
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver software.
2. The Found New Hardware page is displayed on your personal
computer.
The Found New Hardware page is shown in Figure 11.
Figure 11. Found New Hardware Page
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3. From the Found New Hardware page, select Locate and install
driver software (recommended).
The Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller page is displayed.
See Figure 12.
Figure 12. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Page
4. From the Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller page, select Yes,
always search online (recommended).
The Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Insert the Disc page is
displayed. See Figure 13 on page 37.
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Figure 13. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Insert the Disc Page
5. Click I don’t have the disc. Show me other options.
Note
The AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T adapters are not shipped with a
CD.
The Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Windows Couldn’t
Find Driver page is displayed. See Figure 14 on page 38.
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Figure 14. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Windows Couldn’t
Find Driver Page
6. Select Browse my computer for drive software (advanced).
The following page is displayed:
Figure 15. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Browse for Driver
Software Page
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7. Click the Browse button.
Figure 16 is displayed.
Figure 16. Found New Hardware - Ethernet Controller Installing Driver
Page
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Then a confirmation page is displayed. Figure 17 shows the confirmation
page for an AT-2712FX/SC adapter. The confirmation page for the AT2912 adapter is similar to this page.
Figure 17. Update Driver Software - Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100FX
Fiber Page
8. Confirm that the AT-2712FX/SC or AT-2912T adapter has been
installed successfully by clicking on the Device Manager. Steps 8
through 10 instruct you how to access the Device Manager. If you
know how to access the Device Manager, skip to step 11.
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From the Start menu, select Settings and then the Control Panel. See
Figure 18.
Figure 18. Control Panel Window
9. From the Control Panel, select Administrative Tools.
The Administrative Tools window is displayed. See Figure 19 on page
42.
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Figure 19. Administrative Tools Window
10. From the Administrative Tools window, select Computer Management.
See the Computer Management window in Figure 20.
Figure 20. Computer Management Window
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11. From the Computer Management, select Device Manager in the left
panel. The Device Manager window is displayed. See Figure 21.
On the Device Manager page, either “Allied Telesis AT-2712FX Fiber”
or “Allied Telesis AT-2912T” is listed under “Network adapters.”
Figure 21. Device Manager Window
12. Click the Close button.
You have completed the installation process for the AT-2712FX/SC or
AT-2912T driver.
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Uninstalling the Driver Software
Before physically removing an adapter from your system, you need to
uninstall the adapter driver software first. The procedure in this section
describes how to uninstall the driver software.
Caution
Before uninstalling the Allied Telesis device, be sure to capture all of
the Advanced Property settings because the properties are lost
during the uninstall process.
To uninstall the adapter software from your system, perform the following
procedure:
1. Start Windows Vista and log in.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to remove the driver
software.
2. Open the Device Manager.
For instructions on how to open the Device Manager, see steps 8
through 11 in “Setting Vista’s Next Generation TCP/IP Stack” on
page 35.
The Device Manager Window is shown in Figure 21 on page 43.
3. In the Device Manager window, click the + next to the Network
Adapters folder.
The selection expands to show the list of installed network adapter
cards.
4. Right-click on the adapter you want to remove and select Uninstall.
A Confirm Device Removal window opens.
5. Click OK to complete the uninstall.
Note
Not all of the driver files are removed as a result of this procedure.
You can remove additional drivers and installation files by selecting
the checkbox to remove these files.
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Chapter 4
Installing Windows Server 2003 and
Windows XP Driver Software
This chapter describes how to install the Windows 2003 and Windows XP
driver software in the AT-2712FX/SC and AT-2912T adapters. It contains
the following sections:

“Installing the Driver Software” on page 46

“Modifying Configuration Properties” on page 53

“Uninstalling the Driver Software” on page 63
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Installing the Driver Software
When a Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP system first boots up after
you install a new Allied Telesis AT-2712FX/SC or AT-2912T adapter, the
system automatically detects the new hardware and prompts you to install
the driver software for that device.
Note
The adapter must be physically installed in your system before
installing the driver software. See Chapter 2, “Installing the
Hardware” on page 21 for details.
Note
If the Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP system detects an
adapter and installs a default driver, update the driver as described
in “Updating the Adapter Software” on page 47.
Note
If there is an onboard Broadcom network interface, the native
Broadcom driver may load. Update the drive as described in
“Updating the Windows 2003 Server or Windows XP Driver
Software” on page 47.
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Updating the
Adapter Software
This section provides a procedure for updating the adapter software for the
Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP systems.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
When you update the adapter software on existing devices, the Advanced
Property settings may not be updated unless you remove the existing
device by following the instructions in “Uninstalling the Driver Software” on
page 63. Then you must perform a scan for hardware changes in the
device manager, followed by reinstalling the device with the current
adapter software as described in “Installing the Driver Software” on
page 46.
Caution
Before uninstalling a device, capture all of the Advanced Property
settings because the properties will be lost.
Updating the Windows 2003 Server or Windows XP Driver Software
To update the adapter software on a Windows Server 2003 or a Windows
XP system, perform the following procedure.
Note
Update all adapters by repeating the following steps on each device.
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver software.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer.
The My Computer window opens.
3. Select Properties from the menu.
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The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22.
Figure 22. System Properties Dialog Box
4. Select the Hardware Tab.
The Hardware Tab is shown in Figure 23 on page 49.
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Figure 23. Hardware Tab
5. Click Device Manager.
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The Device Manager Window is shown in Figure 24.
Figure 24. Device Manager Window
6. In the Device Manager window, click the + next to the Network
Adapters folder.
The selection expands to show the list of installed network adapter
cards.
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7. Right click on the adapter whose driver you want to update and select
Update Driver.
The Hardware Update Wizard Window opens, as shown in Figure 25.
Figure 25. Welcome to Hardware Update Wizard Window
8. For a Windows 2003 system, skip to step 10. For a Windows XP
system, click No, not this time to copy the driver software from the
proper media.
9. Click Next.
The Second New Found Hardware Wizard Window opens, as shown
in Figure 26.
Figure 26. Hardware Update Wizard Window
10. Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced).
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11. Click Next.
12. If you are prompted to specify the location of the drive, click Browse
and locate the path of the drivers.
Note
Do not use the text field to locate the path of the drivers.
After driver software installation is complete, you are ready to modify the
configuration properties. See “Modifying Configuration Properties” on
page 53.
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Modifying Configuration Properties
Although the default values are appropriate in most cases, you can
change any of the available options to meet the requirements of your
system. After the adapter driver software has been installed, you can use
this procedure to verify or change the following adapter properties:

“802.1p QOS” on page 53

“Checksum Offload” on page 55

“Flow Control” on page 56

“Large Send Offload” on page 57

“Locally Administered Address” on page 58

“Speed and Duplex Mode” on page 59

“Wake Up Capabilities” on page 61

“WOL Speed” on page 62
Note
The procedures in the following sections may differ slightly if the
“Classic Start Menu” is set on your computer.
802.1p QOS
The 802.1p QOS property is a standard that enables the Quality of Service
(QOS) feature. It is responsible for the QOS provisions on the local
segment, and the avoidance of the "all packets are treated equally" issue,
which falls onto the hub or switch servicing segment. 802.1p QOS
provides prioritization of packets traversing a subnet. Thus, when the local
segment becomes congested and the hub or switch workload results in the
delaying or dropping packets, those packets with flags that correspond to
higher priorities receive preferential treatment and are serviced before
packets with lower priorities.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To enable or disable the 802.1p QOS property, perform the following
procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
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3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
The Advanced tab for the AT-2712FX/SC adapter is shown in
Figure 27.
Figure 27. Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb Fiber Ethernet Properties
Window
6. From the Property list on the Advanced tab, select 802.1p QOS.
7. From the Value list on the Advanced tab, select one of the following:
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
Enable - Enables the 802.1p QOS property.

Disable - Disables the 802.1p QOS property. This is the default.
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Enabling 802.1p QOS also requires an 802.1p aware switch.
8. Click OK.
9. If prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Although it is not necessary to reboot the system for new adapter
properties to take effect, rebooting is recommended to reinitialize all
registers.
10. Verify that the adapter port LEDs operate as described in “Physical
Descriptions” on page 19.
Checksum
Offload
Usually, the Checksum Offload function is computed by the protocol stack.
By selecting one of the Checksum Offload properties, the adapter can
compute the checksum.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To change the Checksum Offload setting, perform the following procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27 on page
54.
5. From the Advanced tab, select Checksum Offload.
6. From the Value list on the Advanced tab, select one of the following:

None - Disables checksum offloading.
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
Rx TCP/IP Checksum - Enables receive TCP, IP, and UDP
checksum offloading.

Tx TCP/IP Checksum - Enables transmit TCP, IP, and UDP
checksum offloading.

Tx/Rx TCP/IP Checksum (default) - Enables transmit and receive
TCP, IP, and UDP checksum offloading.
7. Click OK.
8. If prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Although it is not necessary to reboot the system for new adapter
properties to take effect, rebooting is recommended to reinitialize all
registers.
9. Verify that the adapter port LEDs operate as described in “Physical
Descriptions” on page 19.
Flow Control
The Flow Control property allows you to enable or disable the receipt or
transmission of PAUSE frames which enable the adapter and the switch to
control the transmit rate. The port side that is receiving the PAUSE frame
momentarily stops transmitting. The recommended selection is Disable,
which configures the adapter to ignore PAUSE frames.
By default, the Flow Control property is set to disabled.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To change the Flow Control property, perform the following procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
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For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27 on page
54.
5. From the Property list on the Advanced tab, select Flow Control.
6. From the Value list on the Advanced tab, select one of the following:

Auto - (default) PAUSE frame receipt and transmission is
optimized.

Disable - PAUSE frame receipt and transmission is disabled
(recommended).

Rx PAUSE - PAUSE frame receipt is enabled.

Rx/Tx PAUSE - PAUSE frame receipt and transmission is
enabled.

Tx PAUSE - PAUSE frame transmission is enabled.
7. Click OK.
8. If prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Although it is not necessary to reboot the system for new adapter
properties to take effect, rebooting is recommended to reinitialize all
registers.
9. Verify that the adapter port LEDs operate as described in “Physical
Descriptions” on page 19.
Large Send
Offload
Normally, the protocol stack performs TCP segmentation. When you
enable the Large Send Offload property, the network adapter can do the
TCP segmentation.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To change the Large Send Offload property, perform the following
procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
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The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27 on page
54.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
The Advanced tab is shown in Figure 27 on page 54.
6. From the Property list on the Advanced tab, select Large Send
Offload.
7. From the Value list on the Advanced tab, select one of the following:

Enable - Enables the Large Send Offload property.

Disable - Disables the Large Send Offload property. This is the
default.
8. Click OK.
9. If prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Although it is not necessary to reboot the system for new adapter
properties to take effect, rebooting is recommended to reinitialize all
registers.
10. Verify that the adapter port LEDs operate as described in “Physical
Descriptions” on page 19.
Locally
Administered
Address
The Locally Administered Address is a user-defined address that is used
in place of the MAC address originally assigned to the adapter. Every
adapter in the network must have its own unique MAC address. This
locally administered address consists of a 12-digit hexadecimal number.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To change the Locally Administered Address property, perform the
following procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
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The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27 on page
54.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
The Advanced tab is shown in Figure 27 on page 54.
6. From the Property list on the Advanced tab, select Locally
Administered Address.
7. In the Value list on the Advanced tab, enter the Locally Administered
Address.

The range is 0000 0000 0001 to FFFF FFFF FFFD.

Do not use a multicast address (least significant bit of the high
byte = 1).

Do not use all 0's or all F's.
8. Click OK.
9. If prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Although it is not necessary to reboot the system for new adapter
properties to take effect, rebooting is recommended to reinitialize all
registers.
10. Verify that the adapter port LEDs operate as described in “Physical
Descriptions” on page 19.
Speed and Duplex
Mode
The speed and duplex mode feature allow you to set the speed of the
adapter as well as the change the duplex mode from full to half.
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Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To change the speed and duplex mode of an adapter, perform the
following procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27 on page
54.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
The Advanced tab is shown in Figure 27 on page 54.
6. From the Property list on the Advanced tab, select “Speed & Duplex.”
7. In the Value list on the Advanced tab, select one of the following:

10 Mb Full

10 Mb Half

100 Mb Full

100 Mb Half

Auto
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, you can only select either the 100 Mb
Full or the 100 MB Half speeds and duplex modes.
For the AT-2912T adapter, you can select from all 5 options.
8. Click OK.
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Wake Up
Capabilities
The Wake Up Capabilities property enables the network adapter to wake
up from a low-power mode when it receives a network wake-up frame.
There are two types of wake-up frames: Magic Packet and Wake Up
Frame.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To change the Wake Up Capabilities property, perform the following
procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27 on page
54.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
The Advanced tab is shown in Figure 27 on page 54.
6. From the Property list on the Advanced tab, select Wake Up
Capabilities.
7. From the Value list on the Advanced tab, select one of the following:

Both - Implements Magic Packet and Wake Up Frame.

Magic Packet - Selects Magic Packet as the Wake Up frame.

None - Selects no wake-up frame.

Wake Up Frame - Selects Wake Up Frame as the wake-up frame
and allows the network adapter to wake up the system when an
event, such as a ping or an ARP request, is received.
8. Click OK.
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WOL Speed
The WOL Speed property sets the speed at which the network adapter
connects to the network while the network adapter is in Wake on LAN
(WOL) mode. By default, the WOL Speed property is set to Auto.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to update the driver
software.
To change the WOL Speed property, perform the following procedure:
1. Start either a Windows Server 2003 system or a Windows XP system
and log in.
2. On the desktop, right click My Computer and select “Properties.”
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. In the “Hardware tab” on the System Properties dialog box, select
“Device Manager.”
The Device Manager window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
4. Click the “+” next to the Network Adapters folder. Then double click on
the desired Allied Telesis network adapter.
For the AT-2712FX/SC adapter, the Allied Telesis AT-2712FX 100 Mb
Fiber Ethernet Properties window is displayed. See Figure 27 on page
54.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
The Advanced tab is shown in Figure 27 on page 54.
6. From the Property list on the Advanced tab, select Wake Up
Capabilities.
7. From the Value list on the Advanced tab, select:

100Mb - Sets the speed to 100 Mb. This is the default.
8. Click OK.
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Uninstalling the Driver Software
Before physically removing an adapter from your system, first uninstall the
adapter driver software. For instructions on how to uninstall the driver
software, refer to the chapter in this manual that pertains to your platform.
Note
You must have Administrator privileges to remove the driver
software.
Caution
Before uninstalling the Allied Telesis device, be sure to capture all
Advanced Property settings because the properties are lost during
the uninstall process.
To uninstall the adapter software from your system, perform the following
procedure:
1. Start Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP and log in.
2. Choose from the following:

If you have a Windows 2003 Server system, click Start. Then
select the Control Panel from the menu. Double-click the System
icon.

If you have a Windows XP system, right click on My Computer
Then select Properties from the menu.
The System Properties dialog box opens, as shown in Figure 22 on
page 48.
3. Click the Hardware tab.
The Hardware tab is shown in Figure 23 on page 49.
4. Click Device Manager.
The Device Manager Window is shown in Figure 24 on page 50.
5. In the Device Manager window, click the + next to the Network
Adapters folder.
The folder expands to show the list of installed network adapter cards.
6. Right-click on the adapter you want to remove and select Uninstall.
A Confirm Device Removal window opens.
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7. Click OK to complete the uninstall.
Note
Not all driver files are removed as part of this procedure. Note that
drivers and adapters can be removed via the Hot Plug application, if
it is supported.
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Chapter 5
Enabling LINUX
This chapter describes how to enable the LINUX System on the AT2712FX/SC and AT-2912T adapters. This chapter contains the following
sections:

“Introduction” on page 66

“Installing LINUX TG3 File” on page 67

“Unloading and Removing the Driver” on page 72

“Driver Messages” on page 73
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Introduction
This chapter describes the tg3 Linux driver for the Broadcom NetXtreme
PCI/PCI-X/PCI Express Ethernet Network Controllers.
The most recent driver is in the latest 2.6 Linux kernel. You can download
the driver from www.broadcom.com as a source package. However, it is
generally not necessary to do so if you are using the latest 2.6 upstream
kernel from www.kernel.org or one of the latest vendor kernels from Red
Hat, SuSE, or others.
The tg3 driver from the Broadcom package is almost identical to the tg3
driver in the latest 2.6 upstream Linux kernel. It includes some additional
kernel-compatible code to allow it to compile on older 2.6 and some 2.4
kernels. The version number is similar but generally has a one-letter suffix,
for example 3.55b, to distinguish it from the in-kernel tg3 driver.
Limitations
The current version of the driver has been tested on the 2.4x kernels
starting from 2.4.24 and all 2.6.x kernels.
Caution
The driver may not compile on kernels older than version 2.4.24.
Testing is concentrated on i386 and x86_64 CPU architectures. Only
limited testing has been done on some other architectures such as
PowerPC and SPARC64.
On some kernels, you may need to make minor changes to some source
files and the Makefile.
Packaging
To replace an older previously installed or in-kernel tg3 driver, follow the
instructions in “Installing LINUX TG3 File” on page 67.
The driver package from www.broadcom.com is released in two
packaging formats: source RPM and compressed tar formats. The file
names for the two packages are tg3<version>.src.rpm and
tgs<version>.tar.gz respectively. Identical source files to build the driver
are included in both packages.
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Installing LINUX TG3 File
There are two procedures to install the Linux TG3 file:
Installing the
Source RPM
Package

“Installing the Source RPM Package” on page 67

“Building the Driver from the Source TAR File” on page 68
Here are general guidelines for installing the driver:
1. Install the source RPM package by enter the following command:
rpm -ivh tg3<version>.src.rpm
2. Change directory to the RPM path and build the binary driver for your
kernel. Enter one of the following commands:
cd /usr/src/{redhat, OpenLinux, turbo, packages,
rpm..}
or
rpmbuild -bb SPECS/tg3.spec (for RPM version 4.x.x)
Note
The RPM path is different for specific Linux distributions.
3. By default, the driver is compiled for the running kernel. To build the
driver for a kernel different from the running kernel, specify the kernel
by defining it in KVER. If this is not necessary, skip to step 4. Enter the
following command:
rpmbuild -bb SPECS/tg3.spec --define “KVER <kernel_
version>
where <kernel_version> in the form of 2.x.y-z is the version number of
another kernel that is installed on the system.
4. To install the newly-built package (driver and man page), enter the
following command:
rpm -ivh RPMS/<arch>/tg3-<version>.<arch>.rpm
where <arch> is the architecture of the machine such as i386. For
example:
rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/tg3-<version>.i386.rpm
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Note
The force option may be needed on some Linux distributions if
conflicts are reported.
Depending on the kernel, the driver is installed in one of the following
directories:
2.4.x kernels:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/
tg3.o
2.6.x kernels:
/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/
tg3.ko
5. To load the driver, enter one of the following commands:
insmod tg3.o
or
insmod tg3.ko (on 2.6 kernels)
or
modprobe tg3
To configure the network protocol and address, refer to the Linux versionspecific documentation.
Building the
Driver from the
Source TAR File
To build the LINUX driver from the source TAR file, use the following
procedure:
1. Create a directory, called tg3 - version, and extract the TAR files to the
directory. Enter the following command:
tar xvzf tg3-version.tar.gz
2. Build the driver tg3.o or tg3.ko as a loadable module for the running
kernel. Enter the following commands:
cd src
make
3. The driver is compiled for the running kernel by default. To build the
driver for a kernel different from the one running, specify the kernel by
defining it in KVER. If this is not necessary, skip to step 4.
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Enter the following command:
make KVER=<kernel_version>
where <kernel_version> in the form of 2.x.y-z is the version of another
kernel that is installed on the system.
4. Test the driver by loading it. Enter the following commands:
insmod tg3.o
or
insmod tg3.ko (on 2.6 kernels)
or
modprobe tg3
5. Install the driver by entering the following command:
make install
See “Installing the Source RPM Package” on page 67 for the location
of the installed driver.
To configure the network protocol and address, refer to the Linux versionspecific documentation.
Driver Settings
It is important to configure the AT-2712FX/SC speed and duplex settings.
By default the Linux driver is configured for autonegotiation which is not
supported with an 100 FX operation. Driver settings can be queried and
changed using the ethtool utility. Download the latest ethtool from the
following web site:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel
See Table 3 on page 70 for examples that describe how to use the ethtool
utility. In addition, see the ethtool man page for more information about
this utility.
The ethtool settings do not persist across reboot or module reload.
However, you can place the ethtool commands in a startup script such as
/etc/rc.local to preserve the settings across a reboot.
On Red Hat distributions, you can specify “ethtool -s” parameters in the
ifcfg-ethx scripts using the ETHTOOL_OPTS keyword. The specified
ethtool parameters are set up during ifup. For example, go to the following
directory:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
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Add the following line to the script:
ETHTOOL_OPTS=”wol g speed 100 duplex half autoneg off”
Table 3. Ethtool Utility Examples
Action
Driver Default
Settings
Display current speed, duplex, and link
status
ethtool eth0
Change speed, duplex mode, and
autonegotiation status to 100Mbps
half duplex, and no autonegotiation
ethtool -s eth0 speed 100
duplex half autoneg off
Change speed, duplex mode, and
autonegotiation status to 100Mbps full
duplex mode, and no autonegotiation
ethtool -s eth0 speed 100
duplex full autoneg off
Display flow control settings
ethtool -a eth0
Turn off flow control
ethtool -A eth0 autoneg off rx
off tx off
Display offload settings
ethtool -k eth0
Turn off TCP Segmentation Offload
(TSO)
ethtool -K etho tso off
Display statistics
ethtool -S eth0
Perform a self-test on an interface that
is up and running
ethtool -t eth0
See Table 4 for the default settings of the Linux driver.
Table 4. Linux Driver Settings
Feature
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Commands
Default Setting
Speed
Autonegotiation with all speeds
advertised
Flow control
Autonegotiation with Rx and Tx
advertised
MTU
1500 (range 46 - 9000)
Rx Ring Size
200 (range 0 - 511)
Rx Jumbo Ring Size
100 (range 0 - 255)
Tx Ring Size
511 (range (MAX_SKB_FRAGS+1) - 511
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Feature
Default Setting
Coalesce Rx usecs
20 (range 0 - 1023)
Coalesce Rx usecs irq
20 (range 0 - 255)
Coalesce Rx frames
5 (range 0 1023)
Coalesce Rx frames irq
5 (range 0 - 255)
Coalesce Tx usecs
72 (range 0 - 1023)
Coalesce Tx usecs irq
20 (range 0 - 255)
Coalesce Tx frames
53 (range 0 - 1023)
Coalesce Tx frames irq
5 (range 0 - 255)
Coalesce stats usecs
1000000 (approximately 1 second)
Some coalescing parameters are not
used or have different defaults on some
chips
MSI
Enabled if supported by the chip and
passes the interrupt test
TSO
Enabled on newer chips that support TCP
segmentation offload in hardware
WoL (Wake on LAN)
Disabled
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Unloading and Removing the Driver
To unload the driver, use the ifconfig command to bring down all eth#
interfaces opened by the driver. Then enter the following command:
rmmod tg3
Note
On all 2.6 kernels, you do not need to bring down the eth# interfaces
before unloading the driver module.
If the driver was installed using rpm, enter the following command to
remove it:
rpm -e tg3
If the driver was installed using the make install command from the tar file,
you need to manual delete the driver tg3.o (or tg3.ko) from the system.
Refer to “Installing the Source RPM Package” on page 67 for the location
of the installed driver.
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Driver Messages
The following messages are the most common sample messages that are
logged in the /var/log/messages file. Use the dmesg -n<level> command
to control the level at which messages appear on the console. Most
systems are set to level 6 by default. To see all messages, set the level
higher than 6.
Driver Signon
tg3.c:v3.92n (September 29, 2008)
NIC Detected
eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95704A6) rev 2003 PHY(5704)
(PCIX:100MHz:64-bit)
10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet 00:10:18:04:3f:36
eth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[0]
Wirespeed[1] TSOcap[1]
eth0: dma_rwctrl[769f4000] dma_mask[64-bit]
Link Up and Speed Indication
tg3: eth0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex.
tg3: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX.
Link Down Indication
tg3: eth#: Link is down.
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Chapter 6
MS-DOS Diagnostics
This chapter describes the MS-DOS diagnostics and contains the following
sections:

“Introduction” on page 76

“DOS Prompt Commands” on page 77

“Diagnostic Tests” on page 78

“Error Messages” on page 85
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Introduction
This section provides the information on how to use the DOS diagnostic
utilities program on an Allied Telesis Fast Ethernet adapter.
For detailed information about the DOS diagnostic utilities program, see
the Broadcom B57UDIAG Diagnostics Users Guide. You can download
this document from the Allied Telesis website: www.alliedtelesis.com.
Prerequisites
The DOS diagnostics require the following prerequisites. See Table 5. The
commands in this table can be entered from the DOS prompt.
Table 5. DOS Diagnostics Prerequisites
OS
Software
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DOS 6.22
b57udiag.exe
cpu.bin
flshdiag.bin
cpu05.bin
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DOS Prompt Commands
Table 6 lists the DOS prompt commands.
Table 6. DOS Prompt Commands
Command
Description
-c <num>
Specify adapter to be tested and/or
modified
-cmd
Enter command mode
-w <value>
Enable/Disable (value = 1/0) WOL in
manufacture mode
-mba <value>
Option to select MBA protocol
0 = Disable
1 = Enable
-mbap <value>
Option to select MBA protocol
0 = PXE
1 = RPL
2 = BOOTP
-mbas <value>
Option to select MBA speed
0 = auto
1 = 10HD
2 = 10FD
3 = 100HD
4 = 100FD
6 = 1000FD (fiber)
-firm <file name>
Update devices eeprom based on <file
name> image match to HW
-ver
Version of the current software/
eeprom.bin
-pxe <file name>
Programming PXE firmware from file
-elog <file name>
Output error to log file
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Diagnostic Tests
The tests are divided into four groups: Register Tests, Memory Tests,
Miscellaneous Tests, and Data Tests. They numbered as group ‘A’, ‘B’,
‘C’, and ‘D’.
Test Names
This section lists the names of the diagnostics tests.
Group A.
A1. Indirect Register Test
A2. Control Register Test
A3. Interrupt Test
A4. BIST
A5. PCI Cfg Register Test
Group B.
B1. Scratch Pad Test
B2. BD SRAM Test
B3. DMA SRAM Test
B4. MBUF SRAM Test
B5. MBUF SRAM via DMA Test
B6. External SRAM Test
Group C.
C1. EEPROM Test
C2. CPU Test
C3. DMA Test
C4. MII Test
C5. VPD Test
C6. ASF Test
C7. ROM Expansion Test
Group D.
D1. Mac Loopback Test
D2. Phy Loopback Test
D3. RJ45 Loopback Test
D4. MII Miscellaneous Test
D5. MSI Test
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Test Descriptions
This section provides descriptions of the diagnostic tests.
A1. Indirect Register Test
Function: Using an indirect addressing method, writing increment data
into MAC hash Register table and reading it back for verification. The
memory read/write is done 100 times while increment test data.
Default: Test Enabled
A2. Control Register Test
Function: Each Register specified in the configuration contents read only
bit and read/write bit defines. The test writing zero and one into the test
bits to insure the read only bits are not changed, and read/write bits are
changed accordingly.
Default: Test Enabled.
A3. Interrupt Test
Function: This test verifies the interrupt functionality. It enables interrupt
and waits for interrupt to occur. It waits for 500ms and reports error if could
not generate interrupts.
Default: Enabled
A4. BIST
Function: Hardware Built-In-Self-Test (BIST). This test initiates BIST and
waits for the test result returned by hardware.
Default: Due to the intermittent failure, this test is currently disabled by
default.
A5. PCI Cfg Register Test
Function: This test verifies the access integrity of the PCI config registers.
B1. Scratch Pad Test
Function: This test tests the scratch pad SRAM on board. The following
tests are performed:
Data Pattern Test: Writes test data into the SRAM and reads it back to
ensure data is correct. The test data used is 0x00000000, 0xFFFFFFFF,
0xAA55AA55, and 0x55AA55AA.
Alternate Data Pattern Test: Writes test data into the SRAM. Writes
complement test data into the next address. Reads back both to insure the
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data is correct. After the test, the program reads back data one more time
to insure the data stays correct. The test data used is 0x00000000,
0xFFFFFFFF, 0xAA55AA55, and 0x55AA55AA.
Address Test: Writes each address with unique increment data. Read
back data to insure data is correct. After fill the entire data with the unique
data, the program reads back data again to insure data stays the same.
WalkingOne bit Test: For each address, data one is written and read
back for testing. Then shift the data left one bit, so the data becomes two
and perform the same test again. It repeats for 32 times until the test bit is
shifted out of test data. The same is test is repeated for entire test range.
Pseudo Random Data Test: A pre-calculated pseudo random data is
used to write a unique data into each test RAM. After the first pass the
test, the program reads back one more time to insure data stays correct.
Default: Enabled
B2. BD SRAM Test
Function: This test tests the BD SRAM. This performs exact the same
way of testing as described in B1. Scratch Pad Test.
Default: Enabled
B3. DMA SRAM Test
Function: It tests DMA SRAM by performing the tests described in test
B1. The Scratch Pad Test.
Default: Enabled
B4. MBUF SRAM Test
Function: It tests DMA SRAM by performing the tests described in test
B1. The Scratch Pad Test.
Default: Enabled
B5. MBUF SRAM via DMA Test
Function: Eight test pattern data are used in the test. They are described
below. A 0x1000 sized data buffer is used for this test. Before each pattern
test, the buffer is initialized and filled with the test pattern. It then performs
size 0x1000 transmit DMA from host buffer to NIC MBUF memory. Verify
the data integrity in MBUF against host memory and repeat the DMA for
the entire MBUF buffer. Then it performs receive DMA from NIC to host.
The 0x1000-byte test buffer is cleared to zero before each receive-DMA.
Verify the data integrity and test is repeated for the entire MBUF SRAM
range. See Table 7 on page 81.
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Table 7. DMA Test Patterns
Test Pattern
Description
"16 00's 16 FF's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with 16
bytes of 00’s and then 16 bytes of FF’s.
"16 FF's 16 0's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with 16
bytes of FF’s and then 16 bytes of 00’s.
"32 00's 32 FF's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with 32
bytes of 00’s and then 32 bytes of FF’s.
"32 FF's 32 00's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with 32
bytes of FF’s and then 32 bytes of 00’s.
"00000000's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with all
zeros.
"FFFFFFFF's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with all
FF’s.
"AA55AA55's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with data
0xAA55AA55.
"55AA55AA's"
Full the entire host DMA buffer with data
0xAA55AA55.
Default: Enabled
B6. External SRAM Test
Function: It tests DMA SRAM by performing the tests described in test
B1. The Scratch Pad Test.
Default: Disabled
C1. EEPROM Test
Function: An increment test data is used in EEPROM test. It fills the test
data into the test range and read back to verity the content. After the test, it
fills data with zero to clear the memory.
Default: Enabled
C2. CPU Test
Function: This test opens the file cpu.bin. If file exists and content is good,
it loads code to rx and tx CPU and verifies CPU execution.
Default: Enabled
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C3. DMA Test
Function: Both high and low priorities DMA are tested. It moves data from
the host memory to NIC SRAM, verifies data, and then moves data back
to the host memory again to verify data.
Default: Enabled
C4. MII Test
Function: The function is identical to A2. Control Register Test. The test
writing zero and one into the test bits to insure the read only bits value are
not changed, and read/write bits are changed accordingly.
Default: Test Enabled.
The test attempts to read the register configuration file ‘miireg.txt’ for the
register defines. If the file does not exists, the following table is used. See
Table 8.
Table 8. Default Register
Offset
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R/O Mask
R/W Mask
0x00
0x0000
0x7180
0x02
0xffff
0x0000
0x03
0xffff
0x0000
0x04
0x0000
0xffff
0x05
0xefff
0x0000
0x06
0x0001
0x0000
0x07
0x0800
0xb7ff
0x08
0xffff
0x0000
0x09
0x0000
0xff00
0x0a
0x7c00
0x0000
0x10
0x0000
0xffbf
0x11
0x3300
0x0000
0x19
0x001f
0x0000
0x1e
0x0000
0xffff
0x1f
0x0000
0xffff
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C5. VPD Test
Function: It saves the content of VPD before it performs the test. Once
the test is done, this function writes one of the following five pattern test
data into VPD memory:

0xFF

0xAA

0x55

increment data

decrement data
By default, increment data pattern is used. It writes and reads back the
data for the entire test range, and then restores the original content.
Default: Disabled
C6. ASF Test
Function: m
1. Reset test.
Setting reset bit, poll for self-clearing. Verify reset value of registers.
2. Event Mapping Test
Setting SMB_ATTN bit. By changing ASF_ATTN LOC bits, verify the
mapping bits in TX_CPU or RX_CPU event bits.
3. Counter Test
Clear WG_TO, HB_TO, PA_TO, PL_TO, RT_TO bits by setting those
bits. Make sure the bits clear.
Clear Timestamp Counter. Writing a value 1 into each PL, PA, HB,
WG, RT counters. Set TSC_EN bit.
Poll each PA_TO bit and count up to 50 times. Check if PL_TO gets
set at the end of 50 times. Continue to count up to 200 times. Check if
all other TO bits are set and verify Timestamp Counter is incremented.
C7. ROM Expansion Test
Function: This function tests the ability to enable/disable/access the
expansion ROM on the device.
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D1. Mac Loopback Test
Function: This is internal loopback data transmit/receive test. It initializes
the MAC into internal loopback mode and transmits 100 packets. The data
should be routed back to the receive channel and received by the receive
routine which verifies the integrity of data. One Fast rate is used for this
test.
Default: Enabled
D2. Phy Loopback Test
Function: This test is same as D1. Mac Loopback Test except, the data is
routed back via physical layer device. One Giga bit rate is used for this
test.
Default: Enabled
D3. RJ45 Loopback Test
Function: This is external loopback test. From the UUT point of view, no
loopback mode is configured. The data expected to be routed back by
RJ45 loopback connector. 100M/s and 1000M/s are used for this test.
Default: Disabled
D4. MII Miscellaneous Test
Function: This function tests the auto-polling and phy-interrupt
capabilities. These are the functionalities of the phy.
Default: Enabled
D5. MSI Test
Function:
Default: Disabled
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Error Messages
/* 0 */
"PASS",
/* 1 */
"Got 0x%08X @ 0x%08X. Expected 0x%08X",
/* 2 */
"Cannot perform task while chip is running",
/* 3 */
"Invalid NIC device",
/* 4 */"Read only bit %s got changed after writing zero at
offset 0x%X",
/* 5 */ "Read only bit %s got changed after writing one at
offset 0x%X",
/* 6 */ "Read/Write bit %s did not get cleared after writing
zero at offset 0x%X",
/* 7 */"Read/Write bit %s did not get set after writing one
at offset 0x%X",
/* 8 */
"BIST failed",
/* 9 */
"Could not generate interrupt",
/* 10 */ "Aborted by user",
/* 11 */ "Tx DMA:Got 0x%08X @ 0x%08X. Expected 0x%08X",
/* 12 */ "Rx DMA:Got 0x%08X @ 0x%08X. Expected 0x%08X",
/* 13 */ "Tx DMA failed",
/* 14 */ "Rx DMA failed",
/* 15 */ "Data error, got 0x%08X at 0x%08X, expected
0x%08X",
/* 16 */ “Second read error, got 0x%08X at 0x%08X, expected
0x%08X",
/* 17 */ "Failed writing EEPROM at 0x%04X",
/* 18 */ "Failed reading EEPROM at 0x%04X",
/* 19 */ "EEPROM data error, got 0x08X at 0x04X, expected
0x%08X",
/* 20 */ "Cannot open file %s",
/* 21 */ "Invalid CPU image file %s",
/* 22 */ "Invalid CPU image size %d",
/* 23 */ "Cannot allocate memory",
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/* 24 */ "Cannot reset CPU",
/* 25 */ "Cannot release CPU",
/* 26 */ "CPU test failed",
/* 27 */ "Invalid Test Address Range\nValid NIC address is
0x%08X-0x%08X and exclude 0x%08X-0x%08X",
/* 28 */
"DMA:Got 0x%08X @ 0x%08X. Expected 0x%08X",
/* 29 */ "Unsupported PhyId %04X:%04X",
/* 30 */ "Too many registers specified in the file, max is
%d",
/* 31 */ "Cannot write to VPD memory",
/* 32 */ "VPD data error, got %08X @ 0x04X, expected %08X",
/* 33 */ "No good link! Check Loopback plug",
/* 34 */ "Cannot TX Packet!",
/* 35 */ "Requested to Tx %d. Only %d is transmitted",
/* 36 */ "Expected %d packets. Only %d good packet(s) have
been received\n%d unknown packets have been
received.\n%d bad packets have
beenreceived.",
/* 37 */ "%c%d is an invalid Test",
/* 38 */ "EEPROM checksum error",
/* 39 */ "Error in reading WOL/PXE",
/* 40 */ "Error in writing WOL/PXE",
/* 41 */ "No external memory detected",
/* 42 */ "DMA buffer %04X is large, size must be less than
%04X",
/* 43 */ "File size %d is too big, max is %d",
/* 44 */ "Invalid %s",
/* 45 */ "Failed writing 0x%x to 0x%x",
/* 46 */ "",
/* 47 */ "Ambiguous command",
/* 48 */ "Unknown command",
/* 49 */ "Invalid option",
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/* 50 */ "Cannot perform task while chip is not running.
(need driver)",
/* 51 */ "Cannot open register define file or content is
bad",
/* 52 */ "ASF Reset bit did not self-cleared",
/* 53 */ "ATTN_LOC %d cannot be mapped to %cX CPU event bit
%d",
/* 54 */ "%s Register is not cleared to zero after reset",
/* 55 */ "Cannot start poll_ASF Timer",
/* 56 */ "poll_ASF bit did not get reset after
acknowledged",
/* 57 */ "Timestamp Counter is not counting",
/* 58 */ "%s Timer is not working",
/* 59 */ "Cannot clear bit %s in %cX CPU event register",
/* 60 */ "Invalid "EEPROM_FILENAME" file size, expected %d
but only can read %d bytes",
/* 61 */ "Invalid magic value in %s, expected %08x but found
%08x",
/* 62 */ "Invalid manufacture revision, expected %c but
found %c",
/* 63 */ "Invalid Boot Code revision, expected %d.%d but
found %d.%d",
/* 64 */ "Cannot write to EEPROM",
/* 65 */ "Cannot read from EEPROM",
/* 66 */ "Invalid Checksum",
/* 67 */ "Invalid Magic Value",
/* 68 */ "Invalid MAC address, expected %02X-%02X-%02X-%02X%02X-%02X",
/* 69 */ "Slot error, expected an UUT to be found at
location %02X:%02X:00",
/* 70 */ "Adjacent memory has been corrupted while testing
block 0x%08x-0x%08x\nGot 0x%08x @ address
0x%08x. Expected 0x%08x",
/* 71 */ "The function is not Supported in this chip",
/* 72 */ "Packets received with CRC error",
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/* 73 */ "MII error bits set: %04x",
/* 74 */ "CPU does not initialize MAC address register
correctly",
/* 75 */ "Invalid firmware file format",
/* 76 */ "Resetting TX CPU Failed",
/* 77 */ "Resetting RX CPU Failed",
/* 78 */ "Invalid MAC address",
/* 79 */ "Mac address registers are not initialized
correctly",
/* 80 */ "EEPROM Bootstrap checksum error",
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Specifications
Physical Specifications
This section provides the dimensions and weight of the adapters.
Dimensions:
AT-2712FX/SC: 11.59 cm x 6.89 cm (4.56 in. x 2.71 in.)
AT-2912T: 8.18 cm x 6.89 cm (3.22 in. x 2.71 in.)
Weight:
AT-2712FX/SC: 45.36 g (.10 lbs.)
AT-2912T: 45.36 g (.10 lbs.)
Environmental Specifications
The following environmental specifications apply to both the AT-2712FX/
SC and AT-2912T adapters:
Operating Temperature:
0°C to 50°C (+32°F to +122°F)
Storage Temperature:
-20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +158°F)
Operating Humidity:
30% to 80% (noncondensing)
Storage Humidity:
10% to 95% (noncondensing)
Maximum Operating Altitude: 10,000
Maximum Storage Altitude
35,000 ft.
Power Specifications
The following power specifications apply to both the AT-2712FX/SC and
AT-2912T adapters:
Operating Voltage:
3.3V
Power Consumption: AT-2712FX/SC: 3.22 Watts, @ +3.3V
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Performance Specifications
The following performance specifications apply to both the AT-2712FX/SC
and AT-2912T adapters:
PCI clock:
33/66 MHz max
PCI-X clock:
66 to 133 MHz
PCI or PCI-X Data/Address: AT-2712FX/SC
32-bit
Operating Specifications
The following operating specifications apply to the AT-2712FX/SC
adapter:
Output Optical Power:
-9.5 dBm minimum to -4 dBm maximum
Input Optical Power:
-18 dBm to 0 dBm maximum
Receive Sensitivity:
-12.5 dBm with 62.5 um fiber or
-13.5 dBm with 50 um fiber
10/100/1000Base-T Twisted-Pair Port Connectors
This section lists the pin signals for the 10/100/1000Base-T twisted-pair
ports for the AT-2912T adapter. Figure 28 illustrates the pin layout to an
RJ-45 connector and port.
8
1
8
1
Figure 28. RJ-45 Connector and Port Pin Layout
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Table 9 lists the RJ-45 pin signals when a twisted-pair port is operating in
the MDI configuration.
Table 9. MDI Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX)
Pin
Signal
1
TX+
2
TX-
3
RX+
6
RX-
Table 10 lists the RJ-45 port pin signals when a twisted-pair port is
operating in the MDI-X configuration.
Table 10. MDI-X Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX)
Pin
Signal
1
RX+
2
RX-
3
TX+
6
TX-
Table 11 lists the RJ-45 connector pins and their signals when a
1000Base-T port is operating at 1000 Mbps.
Table 11. RJ-45 1000Base-T Connector Pinoutsa
Pin
Pair
Signal
1
1
TX and RX+
2
1
TX and RX-
3
2
TX and RX+
4
3
TX and RX+
5
3
TX and RX-
6
2
TX and RX-
7
4
TX and RX+
8
4
TX and RX-
a. Bi-directional data on each pair.
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Console Port Pinouts
Table 12 lists the pin signals on the RJ-45 style serial terminal port for the
AT-2912T adapter.
Table 12. Console Port Pinouts
Pin
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Signal
4
Ground
3
Transmit Data
6
Receive Data
7
No Connection
5
Ground
2
No Connection
8
No Connection
1
No Connection