Model DFE-500FX
Fast Ethernet Adapter,
with Fiber Optic Interface,
for PCI Bus
User’s Guide
Rev. A1 (January, 1998)
6DFE500FX.01
Printed in Taiwan
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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION............................................................... 1
FEATURES ......................................................................1
2. INSTALLATION ................................................................ 3
UNPACK AND INSPECT .................................................. 3
INSTALL THE ADAPTER.................................................. 3
CONNECT THE NETWORK CABLE ................................ 4
SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ..........................................5
A. TROUBLESHOOTING.....................................................6
B. SPECIFICATIONS ...........................................................7
DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
1
Introduction
Thank you for choosing D-Link DFE-500FX, the value leader
among Fast Ethernet adapters for PCI−Bus personal computers.
Features
Designed for versatility and performance, the DFE-500FX Adapter
provides the following features:
•
Operates in a 32 bit PCI Local Bus Master slot of the computer,
independent of CPU speed.
•
PCI Bus Master memory access, for high throughput and low
CPU demand.
•
Supports PCI clock speed up to 33Mhz, independent of network
clock.
•
Complies with IEEE 802.3u 100Base-FX and Ethernet industry
standards.
•
Plug-and-Play installation.
•
SC connector for network cable connection.
•
100Mbps Fast Ethernet data transfer rate.
•
Full-duplex or half-duplex operation.
Introduction
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DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
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Built-in FIFO buffers reduce overhead of memory transfers and
optimize operating bandwidth, throughput, and network data
integrity.
•
Digital Equipment Corporation DC21140 32-bit Intelligent
Ethernet controller.
•
Four LED indicators: Full/Half Duplex, Link, Active, and
Collision.
•
Driver† support for:
√ Novell Netware 3.12 ODI
√ Novell Netware 4.X ODI
√ Microsoft Windows 95
√ Microsoft Windows 98
√ Microsoft Windows NT 3.51
√ Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
√ ODI DOS
†
Check http://www.dlink.com for newest release of drivers.
Introduction
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DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
2
Installation
Unpack and Inspect
CAUTION:
Under ordinary circumstances, a DFE-500FX
card will not be affected by static charge as may
be received through your body during handling of
the unit. In special circumstances where you
may carry an extraordinarily high static charge, it
is good practice to reduce the charge by touching
a ground before handling the adapter card.
Open the shipping carton and carefully remove all items. In addition
to this User's Guide, ascertain that you have:
•
One DFE-500FX Ethernet Adapter Card.
•
One 3.5" diskette: DFE-500FX Software Diskette.
Installing the Adapter
1.
Shut down the computer, unplug its power cord, and remove the
chassis cover.
2.
Insert the contact edge of the DFE-500FX card into the
connector of any available PCI Bus Master expansion slot.
Installation
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DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
Press the card firmly into the connector such that the card’s
contacts are fully seated in the connector.
3.
Install the bracket screw which secures the card to the computer
chassis.
4.
Replace the computer’s chassis cover.
5.
Reconnect the computer’s power cord, and switch computer
power on. If the BIOS section of your computer’s boot program
is Plug-and-Play compliant, then at power-up the BIOS will
automatically configure any newly installed DFE-500FX
adapter.
NOTE: Due to a fault in some Plug-n-Play BIOS programs, it
happens occasionally that a newly installed adapter is
assigned an Interrupt Number which is already assigned
to another device. In such a case, the conflict of
Interrupt Number will cause faults in the behavior of both
devices. Then it is necessary to run the CMOS Setup
utility, and manually assign a non-conflicting Interrupt
Number.
Connecting the Network Cable
Multimode (62.5/125µm or 50/125µm) fiber cabling with an IEEE
recommended SC connector is required for the adapter. Use either
one duplex SC connector, or two simplex SC connectors, and
observe the correct relationship between the receive (Rx) and
transmit (Tx) ports on the adapter and repeater. If there is a need to
monitor the adapter’s faceplate LEDs, make the rear of the PC or
workstation accessible and leave sufficient clearance for cabling and
service. The maximum length of fiber cable between any station and
its supporting hub is 2,000 meters at full-duplex and 412 meters at
half-duplex.
Installation
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DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
Software Installation
Vast varieties of network architecture considered, the instruction for
driver‡ software installation are given as README files in the DFE500FX Software Diskette. Review the root directory README for
overview information, and for full installation details, see the
README and referenced instruction files in the subdirectory
appropriate to your network operating system.
‡
Check http://www.dlink.com for newest release of drivers.
Installation
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DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
A
Troubleshooting
If you experience any problems with the adapter, first: ascertain that
the appropriate driver is loaded; that the proper grade of cable is
employed for the network connection; and that the supporting hub is
properly qualified for the application (such as 100Base-FX).
The DFE-500FX Adapter features four LED indicators:
•
FULL/HALF DUPLEX MODE
Steady green indicates the adapter is operating in Full Duplex
mode. A dark LED indicates the adapter is operating in Half
Duplex mode.
•
LINK
Steady green indicates good linkage between the DFE-500FX
and its supporting hub.
•
ACTIVE
Flashing green indicates activity (transmitting or receiving)
within the adapter.
•
COLLISION
A yellow flash indicates data collisions in the segment.
Intermittent flashing of the collision LED is normal.
Troubleshooting
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DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
B
Specifications
Network Type:
•
Ethernet 100Base-FX
Ethernet IEEE 802.3u standard for 100Mbps baseband
CSMA/CD local area network
Jumperless Hardware
Media interface: FDDI Transceiver SC Connector
LAN Chip Set:
•
Interface controller: DEC DC21140
•
Transceiver interface:
Level One LXT970
EMI Certifications:
FCC Class B
CE Certification, Class B
Host interface: PCI Bus (Bus Master)
I/O base address assigned by Plug and Play system
Interrupt Number Assigned by Plug and Play system
Physical Dimensions: 14 cm x 7.4 cm
Environment:
Storage:
−20° to 80°C, (−4° to 176° F)
Operating: 0° to 55° C, (32° to 131° F)
Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Specifications
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DFE-500FX Fast Ethernet Adapter, with Fiber Optic Interface, for PCI Bus
Weight: 76 grams
Power Consumption: 4W (Max.)
PCB Layer: 4 layers
Device Drivers§
√ Novell Netware 3.12 ODI
√ Novell Netware 4.X ODI
√ Microsoft Windows 95
√ Microsoft Windows 98
√ Microsoft Windows NT 3.51
√ Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
√ ODI DOS
§
Check http://www.dlink.com for newest release of drivers.
Specifications
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