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USER’S GUIDE
AUA-1420A
USB2CONNECT FOR NOTEBOOKS
Copyright
© 2002 Adaptec, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored
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accuracy, Adaptec, Inc. assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document,
or from the use of the information contained herein.
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Adaptec Customer Support
If you have questions about installing or using your Adaptec product, check this document
first—you will find answers to most of your questions here. If you need further assistance, use
the support options listed below.
Technical Support Identification (TSID) Number
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Before contacting Technical Support, you need your unique 12-digit TSID number. The TSID
number identifies your product and support status.
The TSID number is included on two white, bar-coded labels, like the example below.
Support Options
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Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at ask.adaptec.com for articles,
troubleshooting tips, and frequently asked questions for your product.
For support via Email, submit your question to Adaptec's Technical Support Specialists at
ask.adaptec.com.
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To order Adaptec products, including accessories and cables, call +1 408-957-7274. Or, you
can order cables online at www.adaptec.com/buy-cables.
Europe
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Visit our Web site at www.adaptec-europe.com.
German and English: Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at
ask-de.adaptec.com for articles, troubleshooting tips, and frequently asked questions for
your product.
For support via e-mail, submit your question to Adaptec's Technical Support Specialists at
ask-de.adaptec.com.
French: Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at ask-fr.adaptec.com for articles,
troubleshooting tips, and frequently asked questions for your product.
For support via e-mail, submit your question to Adaptec's Technical Support Specialists at
ask-fr.adaptec.com.
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To order Adaptec products, including accessories and cables,
go to www.adaptec.com/buy-cables.
Australia and New Zealand
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Visit our Web site at www.adaptec.com.au.
For support via e-mail, submit your question to Adaptec's Technical Support Specialists at
ask.adaptec.com.
Hong Kong and China
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Visit our Web site at www.adaptec.com.
Fax Technical Support at +852 2869 7100.
Singapore
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Visit our Web site at www.adaptec.com.
Japan
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Search the Adaptec Support Knowledgebase (ASK) at ask.adaptec.co.jp
Visit our Web site at www.adaptec.co.jp.
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Limited 5-Year Hardware Warranty
1.
Adaptec, Inc. (“Adaptec”) warrants to the purchaser of this product that it will be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase.
If the product should become defective within the warranty period, Adaptec, at its option,
will repair or replace the product, or refund the purchaser’s purchase price for the product,
provided it is delivered at the purchaser’s expense to an authorized Adaptec service facility
or to Adaptec.
2.
Repair or replacement parts or products will be furnished on an exchange basis and will
either be new or reconditioned. All replaced parts or products shall become the property of
Adaptec. This warranty shall not apply if the product has been damaged by accident,
misuse, abuse or as a result of unauthorized service or parts.
3.
Warranty service is available to the purchaser by delivering the product during the warranty
period to an authorized Adaptec service facility or to Adaptec and providing proof of
purchase price and date. The purchaser shall bear all shipping, packing and insurance costs
and all other costs, excluding labor and parts, necessary to effectuate repair, replacement or
refund under this warranty.
4.
For more information on how to obtain warranty service, write or telephone Adaptec at 691
South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, (800) 959-7274.
5.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT EXTEND TO ANY PRODUCT WHICH HAS
BEEN DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF ACCIDENT, MISUSE, ABUSE, OR AS A RESULT OF
UNAUTHORIZED SERVICE OR PARTS.
6.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES WHICH NOW
OR HEREAFTER MIGHT OTHERWISE ARISE RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT. IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT SHALL (A) HAVE NO GREATER
DURATION THAN 5 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, (B) TERMINATE
AUTOMATICALLY AT THE EXPIRATION OF SUCH PERIOD AND (C) TO THE EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW BE EXCLUDED. IN THE EVENT THIS PRODUCT BECOMES
DEFECTIVE DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY SHALL BE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND AS PROVIDED ABOVE.
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
LOSS OF DATA, ARISING FROM BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY
ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADAPTEC AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
LAW, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED BOTH FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND TO THE
EXTENT NOT UNCONSCIONABLE, FOR PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGE.
7.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
8.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
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Adaptec Software License Agreement
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE SOFTWARE
LICENSE TERMS OF ADAPTEC, INC. AND OTHER LICENSORS WHOSE SOFTWARE MAY
BE BUNDLED WITH THIS PRODUCT.
BY YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE INCLUDED WITH THIS PRODUCT YOU AGREE TO THE
LICENSE TERMS REQUIRED BY THE LICENSOR OF THAT SOFTWARE, AS SET FORTH
DURING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE LICENSE
TERMS APPLICABLE TO THE SOFTWARE, YOU MAY RETURN THE ENTIRE UNUSED
PRODUCT FOR A FULL REFUND.
In return for acquiring a license to use the Adaptec software (“Software”) and the related
documentation, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
1.
License. This Agreement grants you, the Licensee, a license to:
a. Use the Software on a single computer system or on multiple workstations, systems and
servers which incorporate an Adaptec RAID controller and may be accessed by multiple
users from multiple locations. You may make as many installations of the Software as
needed, but must restrict such installation only to systems, workstations or servers
using an Adaptec RAID controller.
b. Make one copy of the Software in machine readable form solely for back-up purposes
provided you reproduce Adaptec’s copyright notice and any proprietary legends.
2.
Restrictions. You may not distribute copies of the Software to others. You may not post or
otherwise make available the Software, or any portion thereof, in any form, on the Internet.
You may not use the Software in a computer service business, including in time sharing
applications. The Software contains trade secrets and, in order to protect them, you may not
decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a humanperceivable form. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, ADAPT, TRANSLATE, RENT, LEASE, LOAN,
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BASED UPON THE SOFTWARE OR ANY PART THEREOF.
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recorded on the original media and all subsequent copies of the Software, regardless of the
form or media in which or on which the original and other copies may exist. This license is
not a sale of the Software or any copy.
4.
Confidentiality. You agree to maintain the Software in confidence and that you will not
disclose the Software to any third party without the express written consent of Adaptec. You
further agree to take all reasonable precautions to preclude access of unauthorized persons
to the Software.
5.
Term. This license is effective until January 1, 2045, unless terminated earlier. You may
terminate the license at any time by destroying the Software (including the related
documentation) together with all copies or modifications in any form. Adaptec will have the
right to terminate our license immediately if you fail to comply with any term or condition
of this Agreement. Upon any termination, including termination by you, you must destroy
the Software (including the related documentation), together with all copies or
modifications in any form.
6.
Special Terms Applicable to Databases. Where a database is included with the Software, you
acknowledge that it is licensed only in connection with the use of the Software to perform
disc creation, and that the database and all data derived therefrom must be maintained in
confidence in accordance with the provisions of Section 4. This license does not grant you
any rights to distribute or disclose such database or data.
7.
Limited Warranty. Adaptec and its Licensor warrant only that the media upon which the
Software is furnished will be free from defects in material or workmanship under normal
use and service for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of delivery to you. ADAPTEC
AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT AND CANNOT WARRANT THE PERFORMANCE OR
RESULTS YOU MAY OBTAIN BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION. THE
FOREGOING STATES THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES ADAPTEC AND ITS
LICENSORS WILL PROVIDE FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY. EXCEPT FOR THE
FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY, ADAPTEC AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, AS TO
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NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied
warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above
limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
8.
The entire liability of Adaptec and its licensors, and your exclusive remedy for a breach of
this warranty, shall be:
a. The replacement of any media not meeting the above limited warranty which is
returned to Adaptec; or:
b. If Adaptec or its distributor is unable to deliver replacement media which is free from
defects in materials or workmanship, you may terminate this Agreement by returning
the Software and your money will be refunded.
9.
Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL ADAPTEC OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO
YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOSS OF DATA, EVEN IF
ADAPTEC OR A LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. Some states do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
10. Export. You acknowledge that the laws and regulations of the United States and other
countries may restrict the export and re-export of the Software. You agree that you will not
export or re-export the Software or documentation in any form in violation of applicable
United States and foreign law.
11. Government Restricted Rights. The Software is subject to restricted rights as follows. If the
Software is acquired under the terms of a GSA contract: use, reproduction or disclosure is
subject to the restrictions set forth in the applicable ADP Schedule contract. If the Software is
acquired under the terms of a DoD or civilian agency contract, use, duplication or disclosure
by the Government is subject to the restrictions of this Agreement in accordance with 48
C.F.R. 12.212 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations and its successors and
49 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 of the DoD FAR Supplement and its successors.
12. General. You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement, understand it, and that by
using the Software you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. You further agree that
it is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between Adaptec and you, and
supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communication
between Adaptec and you relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. No additional or
any different terms will be enforceable against Adaptec unless Adaptec gives its express
consent, including an express waiver of the terms of this Agreement, in writing signed by an
officer of Adaptec. You assume full responsibility for the use of the Software and agree to
use the Software legally and responsibly. This Agreement shall be governed by California
law, except as to copyright matters, which are covered by Federal law. This Agreement is
deemed entered into at Milpitas, California by both parties. Should any provision of this
Agreement be declared unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then such provision shall be
deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the remainder hereof. All rights
in the Software not specifically granted in this Agreement are reserved by Adaptec.
Should you have any questions concerning this Agreement, you may contact Adaptec by
writing to:
Adaptec, Inc.
Legal Department
691 South Milpitas Boulevard
Milpitas, California 95035
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the 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 the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. However, if this
equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment 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:
n Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
n Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
n Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
n Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
n Use a shielded and properly grounded I/O cable and power cable to ensure compliance of
this unit to the specified limits of the rules.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Adaptec, Inc.
AUA-1420A
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
European Union Compliance Statement
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, as amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, in
accordance with:
■ EN55022 (1998) Emissions
■ EN55024 (1998) Immunity:
➐ EN61000-4-2 (1998) Electrostatic discharge: ±4 kV contact, ±8 kV air
➐ EN61000-4-3 (1998) Radiated immunity
➐ EN61000-4-4 (1995) Electrical fast transients/burst: ±1 kV AC, ±0.5 kV I/O
➐ EN61000-4-5 (1995) Surges ±1 kV differential mode, ±2 kV common mode
➐ EN61000-4-6 (1996) Conducted immunity: 3 V
➐ EN61000-4-11 (1994) Supply dips and variation: 30% and 100%
In addition, all equipment requiring U.L. listing has been found to comply with EMC
Directive 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC in accordance with EN60950 with
amendments A1, A2, A3, A4, A11.
Australian/New Zealand Compliance Statement
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3548 set out by
the Spectrum Management Agency.
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Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur
le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Japanese Compliance (Voluntary Control Council Initiative)
This equipment complies to class B Information Technology equipment based on
VCCI (Voluntary Control Council for Interface). This equipment is designed for home
use but it may causes radio frequency interference problem if used too near to a
television or radio. Please handle it correctly per this documentation.
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In this Guide
Getting Started
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
4
Installing on Macintosh Computers
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Connecting USB Devices
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Troubleshooting
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USB2connect for Notebooks lets you to connect Universal Serial
Bus (USB) devices to Windows® and Macintosh® notebook
computers. It is compatible with USB 1.1 Open Host Controller
Interface (OHCI) and USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Interface
(EHCI) devices and works in any compatible Card Bus slot.
USB 2.0 is the fastest USB standard, capable of transferring data at
up to 480 Megabits per second while maintaining backward
compatibility with USB 1.1 devices.
USB2connect for Notebooks has two USB ports and provides the
option of an external power supply to support devices that do not
have their own power supplies.
This User’s Guide provides instructions for installing the Adaptec
AUA-1420A USB2connect for Notebooks adapter into your
notebook computer. It also includes detailed driver installation
instructions and explains how to connect your USB2connect for
Notebooks to various devices.
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Getting Started
Getting Started
Taking Inventory
Your USB2connect for Notebooks kit contains:
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Adaptec AUA-1420A USB2connect for Notebooks adapter
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USB2connect for Notebooks CD, which includes software,
device drivers, and documentation
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USB2connect for Notebooks Installation Guide
System Requirements
Before installing the USB2connect for Notebooks adapter, ensure
that your notebook computer meets these requirements:
For Windows Notebooks
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266-MHz (or faster) processor
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Available Card Bus slot
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Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Windows 98 SE
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CD-ROM drive
For Macintosh Notebooks
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PowerBook G3 Series or later
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Available Card Bus slot
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Mac OS 9.2.1 or later and Mac OS X 10.1 or later
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CD-ROM drive
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Getting Started
Preparing to Install
The USB2connect for Notebooks adapter contains the following
controllers:
Controller
Description
USB 1.1
NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
USB 2.0
Adaptec AUA-1420 Card Bus to USB Enhanced Host
Controller
To install your USB2connect for Notebooks adapter and the drivers
for the controllers listed above, follow the instructions provided for
your operating system.
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For Windows notebooks, see page 4.
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For Macintosh notebooks, see page 21.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Installing on Windows
Notebooks
To install your USB2connect for Notebooks adapter:
1 Turn on your notebook computer and insert the adapter in the
Card Bus slot.
Card Bus slot
USB2connect for
Notebooks adapter
2 Insert the USB2connect for Notebooks CD and install the device
driver. Follow the instructions for your operating system:
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For Windows XP, see page 5.
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For Windows 2000, see page 9.
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For Windows Me, see page 12.
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For Windows 98SE, see page 14.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Windows XP
Windows XP recognizes the new hardware and automatically
opens the Found New Hardware Wizard. To complete the driver
installation:
1 Select Install from a list or specific location..., then click Next.
2 Select Don’t search, I will choose the driver..., then click Next.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
3 Click Next again.
4 Click Have Disk.
5 In the Copy manufacturer’s files from box, type the drive letter
for your CD-ROM drive, then click OK.
Note: Your CD-ROM drive letter may be different from the
one shown in the example.
6 Click Continue Anyway.
Note: Adaptec drivers have been fully tested and certified
to work with the AUA-1420A adapter.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
7 When the installation is complete, click Finish.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Verifying the Installation
To verify that the driver is installed:
1 Right-click the My Computer desktop icon, select Properties,
click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button.
2 Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers and verify that the
information shown below appears.
USB 2.0 controller
(see note)
USB 1.1 controllers
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Windows 2000
Windows 2000 recognizes the new hardware and automatically
opens the Found New Hardware Wizard. To complete the driver
installation:
1 Click Next.
2 Select Search for a suitable driver for my device..., then click Next.
3 Select CD-ROM drives only, then click Next.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
4 Ensure that Install one of the other drivers is not checked, then
click Next.
5 When the installation is complete, click Finish.
6 Restart your computer if prompted to do so.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Verifying the Installation
To verify that the driver is installed:
1 Right-click the My Computer desktop icon, select Properties, click the
Hardware tab, then click Device Manager.
2 Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers and verify that the
information shown below appears.
USB 2.0 controller
USB 1.1 controllers
Note: Device Manager may show a green question mark
next to the Adaptec USB controller. This is normal and
does not affect the operation of the USB2connect for
Notebooks adapter.
For instructions on removing the USB2connect for Notebooks
adapter from a Windows 2000 notebook, see page 20.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Windows Me
Windows Me recognizes the new hardware and automatically
opens the Found New Hardware Wizard. To complete the driver
installation:
1 Click Next.
2 Select Automatic search for a better driver..., then click Next.
3 When the installation is complete, click Finish.
4 Restart your computer if prompted to do so.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Verifying the Installation
To verify that the driver is installed:
1 Right-click the My Computer desktop icon, select Properties,
then click the Device Manager tab.
2 Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers and verify that the
information shown below appears.
USB 2.0 controller
USB 1.1 controllers
Note: The Windows Me Device Manager may show a green
question mark next to the Adaptec USB controller. This is
normal and does not affect the operation of the USB2connect
for Notebooks adapter.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Windows 98 SE
Two device drivers are installed on Windows 98SE because the
operating system has no embedded USB drivers. Follow these
instructions carefully to ensure that both drivers are installed
correctly.
Note: You may need the Windows 98SE CD during
installation.
Windows 2000 recognizes the new hardware and automatically
opens the Found New Hardware Wizard. To complete the driver
installation:
1 Click Next, then click Next again.
2 Select Search for the best driver for your device..., then click Next.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
3 Deselect all options, then click Next.
4 Select The updated driver..., then click Next.
5 Click Next again.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
6 If prompted to do so, insert your Windows 98SE CD in your
CD-ROM drive, then click OK.
Note: If you have copied your driver files onto your hard
drive and know where they are located, you can browse to
that folder instead of inserting the Windows 98SE CD.
Then skip to Step 8.
7 Type in the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, then click OK.
Note: Your CD-ROM drive letter may be different from the
one shown in the example below.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
8 When the first driver installation is complete, click Finish.
The Found New Hardware Wizard restarts.
9 Click Next.
10 Select Search for the best driver for your device..., then click Next.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
11 Insert the USB2connect for Notebooks CD, select CD-ROM
drive, then click Next.
12 If a message appears recommending to you the option of
selecting an updated driver, click Next. Click Next again.
13 When the second driver installation is complete, click Finish.
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Verifying the Installation
To verify that the drivers are installed:
1 Right-click on the My Computer desktop icon, select
Properties, then click the Device Manager tab.
2 Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers and verify that the
information shown below appears.
USB 2.0 controller
USB 1.1 controllers
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Installing on Windows Notebooks
Removing the USB2connect for Notebooks
Adapter – Windows 2000 only
You must use the Unplug or Eject Hardware wizard to properly
remove the USB2connect for Notebooks adapter from your
computer.
To remove the adapter:
1 Open the Unplug or Eject Hardware wizard by clicking
the icon (shown at right) on your system tray, which is
at the bottom right corner of your desktop.
All three controllers are listed under Hardware devices:
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1 x NEC PCI to USB Open Host Controller
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2 x Adaptec AUA-1420 Card Bus to USB Enhanced Host
Controllers
2 Click any one of the three controllers, then click Stop.
The adapter is stopped. (You don’t have to stop each controller
individually.)
3 Click OK.
It is now safe to remove your USB2connect for Notebooks
adapter.
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Installing on Macintosh Computers
Installing on Macintosh
Computers
To install your USB2connect for Notebooks adapter:
Note: If you are running Macintosh OS X, the drivers for the
USB2connect for Notebooks adapter are included on your
operating system. Turn on your PowerBook and skip to
Step 5.
1 Turn on your PowerBook and insert the USB2connect for
Notebooks CD.
2 Double-click the Start Installation Here installer file on the CD.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
4 When the installation is complete, restart your PowerBook.
5 Once the system has restarted, insert the USB2connect for
Notebooks adapter in the CardBus slot of your PowerBook.
Card Bus slot
USB2connect for
Notebooks adapter
6 A USB2connect for Notebooks adapter icon appears on
your desktop. (The icon should look like one of the two
shown at the right.)
If neither of these icons appear on your desktop, there is
a problem with the device driver. See Troubleshooting on
page 24.
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Connecting USB Devices
Connecting USB Devices
You can connect standard USB 1.1 or high-speed USB 2.0 devices to
the connectors of the USB2connect adapter, as shown below.
Note: To ensure proper functioning, use a standard USB cable
with a maximum length of 6 feet (2 meters).
External Power Source
In most cases, you can attach USB devices without using an
external power adapter. However, when you attach multiple
devices with varying power requirements, an external power
source may be needed.
If necessary, use a UL-approved power supply with a
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polarity configuration as shown at right, a P-7 power
connector (3.5-mm outside and 1.3-mm inside
diameter), and a 5-V, 1.5-A DC output. Refer to your device
documentation for the device’s power requirements.
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Connecting USB Devices
Hotplugging USB Devices
The USB2connect for Notebooks adapter supports hotplugging,
allowing USB devices to be attached and recognized while the
computer is on. Device manufacturers support hotplugging in
different ways. Refer to your device’s documentation for specific
information.
Note: Moving a device from one adapter connector to another
can cause the operating system to initiate a new hardware
installation process. Refer to the Readme file on the
USB2connect for Notebooks CD for details.
Hubs
The following figure shows the recommended configuration for
connecting USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices. Note that you could
connect USB 2.0 devices to a USB 1.1 hub, but the USB 2.0 devices
would run at USB 1.1 speeds.
USB2connect for Notebooks
USB 2.0 hub
USB 2.0 or
1.1 devices
USB 1.1 hub
USB 1.1
devices
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you encounter difficulties installing or using your USB2connect
for Notebooks adapter, check the following:
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Is the adapter inserted completely in the Card Bus slot?
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Is the cable properly connected to the USB2connect for Notebooks
adapter and the device?
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Is your device powered on?
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Does the device require an external power source? See External
Power Source on page 22 for details.
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Are you encountering problems hotplugging the USB2connect
adapter? If so, an external power source may be required to run
your USB devices. See External Power Source on page 22 and the
Readme file on the USB2connect for Notebooks CD.
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Did you encounter problems with a USB device when it is
connected to a hub? If so, connect the affected device directly to
the USB2connect for Notebooks adapter.
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Did you encounter problems loading the drivers on your
Windows 2000 operating system? If so, refer to the Readme file
on the USB2connect for Notebooks CD. Also, check the
Windows 2000 event log and the troubleshooting section of
your operating system user’s guide.
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Are you having problems using your notebook computer after
you disconnect a device? If so, restart the computer, and see if
the problem recurs.
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Macintosh only – Do you see either of the USB2connect
for Notebooks adapter icons shown at right on your
desktop? If not, this means the driver is disabled or not
installed. Try repeating the steps in Installing on
Macintosh Computers on page 21.
More more information and troubleshooting tips, check
the Readme file on the USB2connect for Notebooks CD.
Refer also to the Adaptec Web site at www.adaptec.com and the
Adaptec Support Knowledgebase at ask.adaptec.com.
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