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Asanté
EtherPaC 2000+ Series
ISA Ethernet Adapter Cards
Installation Guide
ASANTÉ
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Copyright February, 1995 by Asanté Technologies, Inc.
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Asanté Technologies and EtherPaC 2000+ are trademarks of Asanté Technologies, Inc.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of the Xerox Corporation.
IBM, PC, XT, and AT are registered trademarks of International Business
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respective companies.
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FCC Information
This equipment is classified as a Class A computing device. Class A devices
may be used only in commercial, business, or industrial environments.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If
this equipment is not insulated properly in strict accordance with the
instructions in this manual, then it may cause interference in its electronic
environment. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A computing device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC
Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection against radio frequency interference when operated in a commercial environment.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case, the user, at his own risk and expense, will be required
to correct the interference.
Warranty
This Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ product has a limited lifetime warranty which
applies to the original purchaser of the product. Asanté Technologies, Inc.
warrants that this product will be free from defects in title, materials and
manufacturing workmanship. If the EtherPaC 2000+ product is found to be
defective, then, as your sole remedy and as the manufacturer’s only obligation, Asanté Technologies, Inc. will repair or replace the product provided
that (1) you call Asanté Technologies, Inc. for a Returned Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number, that (2) you clearly write this RMA number on
the outside of the package, and that (3) you return it, postage prepaid, during the warranty period.This warranty is exclusive and is limited to the
Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ product.
This limited lifetime warranty shall not apply to Asanté EtherPaC 2000+
products that have been subjected to abuse, misuse, abnormal electrical or
environmental conditions, or any condition other than what can be considered normal use.
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Note: The warranty card must be filed with Asanté
Technologies, Inc. within 30 days after date of purchase.
Warranty Disclaimers
Asanté Technologies, Inc. makes no other warranties, express, implied, or
otherwise, regarding the EtherPaC 2000+, and specifically disclaims any warranty for merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
The exclusion of implied warranties is not permitted in some states and the
exclusions specified herein may not apply to you. This warranty provides
you with specific legal rights. There may be other rights that you have
which vary from state to state.
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shall be limited to a refund of the purchase price. In no event shall Asanté
Technologies, Inc. be liable for costs of procurement of substitute products
or services, or for any lost profits, or for any consequential, incidental, direct
or indirect damages, however caused and on any theory of liability, arising
from this warranty and sale. These limitations shall apply notwithstanding
any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy.
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Table of Contents
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Warranty Disclaimers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Limitation of Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Asking for assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Technical support hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Tell us what you think . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Installing the EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installing the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Connecting to the RJ45 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Connecting to the BNC Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Connecting to the AUI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Connecting the Crossover Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Configuring the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Testing the Adapter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Installing Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Novell NetWare 3.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Novell NetWare 4.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Microsoft Workgroup Add-On for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Activity LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Link LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
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Remote Boot ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Booting Your PC From a Server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Boot ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Boot ROM Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Network Server and PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-2
5-2
5-3
5-5
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bus Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector/Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Physical Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A-2
A-2
A-2
A-2
A-2
A-3
A-3
A-3
A-3
A-3
List of Figures
Figure 2-1
Figure 4-1
Figure 5-1
Inserting the adapter in an expansion slot . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Boot ROM socket on the adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
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List of Tables
Table 4-1
Table 4-2
Status of the Activity LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Status of the Link LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
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Introduction
Introduction
The Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ adapter is a jumperless Ethernet Network Interface controller (NIC) that connects a personal computer with an IndustryStandard Architecture (ISA) bus to an Ethernet network.The EtherPaC
2000+3 model has three connectors: UTP, AUI, and BNC.The EtherPaC
2000+T model has two connectors: UTP and AUI.
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This manual will refer to three connectors throughout,
although the card you’re using may have only two connectors.
It operates in either 8- or 16-bit slots.The adapter is designed to comply with
the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard.
When installing the adapter into a personal computer, there are three connectors provided for the user to attach the computer to the network
through different media.The user may select RJ45 to connect to 10BASE-T
Ethernet, BNC to connect to 10BASE-2 Ethernet, or AUI to connect to
10BASE-5 Ethernet.The adapter can work with all software drivers for Novell NE2000 adapters, including NetWare ODI and Microsoft’s LAN Manager,
Microsoft’s Windows for Workgroups and TCP/IP, etc.
Before going any further, please make sure that you have the following items
in this package:
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EtherPaC 2000+ jumperless Ethernet adapter
This manual
One driver diskette
One T-connector (for EtherPaC 2000+3 only)
One crossover cable (for EtherPaC 2000+T 2-user pack
only)
The EtherPaC 2000+ adapter features:
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Complete 16-bit jumperless network interface controller
that connects a personal computer with an IndustryStandard Architecture (ISA) bus to an Ethernet network
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Operates in either 8- or 16-bit bus slots
Provides UTP/AUI/BNC ports to comply with IEEE 802.3
10BASE-2, 10BASE-5 and 10BASE-T standard
Easy installation using the adapter configuration program that lets you easily configure the adapter instead of
setting jumpers or switches
Fully compatible with Novell’s NE2000 Ethernet adapter
Provides drivers for virtually all popular Network Operating Systems including Novell’s NetWare, Microsoft’s
LAN Manager, Windows for Workgroups, and FTP PC/
TCP
On-board 16KB RAM for multi-packet buffer
On-board boot ROM socket for diskless workstations
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Installing the EtherPaC 2000+
Adapter
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Installing the Adapter on page 2-2
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Configuring the Adapter on page 2-4
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Testing the Adapter on page 2-9
Installing the EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter
Installing the Adapter
You should use the IEEE 802.3 standard to plan your network.
Using the EtherPaC 2000+ jumperless Ethernet adapter to set up your PC
network, install the adapter in the computer.
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You do not need to set any jumpers or switches on the
adapter.
1
Turn the power off and remove the computer cover.
2
Align the adapter’s edge connector with an expansion slot.
3
Push the adapter down into the slot until the adapter locks into
place. Figure 2-1 shows an example.
Figure 2-1 Inserting the adapter in an expansion slot
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Installing the Adapter
4
Replace the computer cover.
5
Attach the network cable. The adapter provides three connectors for you to connect RJ45, AUI, or BNC to your Ethernet network.
6
Turn the computer power on.
7
Run the Setup program to configure the adapter. Make sure that
the I/O address, memory address, and the interrupt line do not
conflict with other add-on cards.
Connecting to the RJ45 Connector
To use 10BASE-T (twisted-pair) cabling:
1
Plug in the network cable’s RJ45 connector into the RJ45 socket.
2
Plug the other end into the 10BASE-T network hub or wall
socket.
Connecting to the BNC Connector
To use 10BASE-2 (thin coaxial) cabling:
1
Attach a T-connector to the BNC connector on the adapter.
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2
Attach both ends of the T-connector to the network thin coaxial
cabling.
3
If the adapter is at the end of the network segment, install a 50
ohm terminator to the end of the T-connector that is not connected to the network.
Connecting to the AUI Connector
To use a MAU or other transceiver on the AUI (DB15) port, follow the connection instructions included with the device.
Connecting the Crossover Cable
The EtherPaC 2000+T 2-user pack contains a crossover cable for connecting
two PCs. To use the crossover cable:
1
Plug in the crossover cable’s RJ45 connector into the RJ45
socket of one PC.
2
Plug the network cable’s RJ45 connector into the RJ45 socket of
the crossover cable.
3
Plug the other end of the network cable’s RJ45 connector into
the RJ45 socket of the other PC.
Configuring the Adapter
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Configuring the Adapter
You use the Setup program to configure the adapter. The program is on the
Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette.
This section shows you how to start the Setup program from DOS. The
instructions assume you’re using drive A: for the installation diskette.
1
Insert the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette into
drive A:.
2
From the DOS command line, type the following:
A:SETUP
3
Press Enter.
A screen appears showing the board model.
4
Press Enter to continue.
A screen appears titled Note About Setup.
5
Press any key to continue.
The Setup program searches for the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter.
A screen appears showing three options:
CONFIG BOARD 1
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DIAGNOSTIC 1
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EXIT
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Select CONFIG BOARD 1.
7
Press Enter to configure the board.
The NIC Board Setup screen appears. It includes:
MODE
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IO BASE
IRQ NO
INTERFACE
BOOT ROM
MEM. ADDR
SAVE and EXIT
QUIT (No Save)
To change a parameter value, select it using the UP or DOWN arrow key,
then press Enter. A pop-up menu shows the available values for the
selected parameter. Choose a value and press Enter to accept the new
value. When you’re finished, select SAVE and EXIT, then press Enter.
The following section describes each configuration step in detail.
1
Select MODE and press Enter.
The OPERATING MODE screen appears with the following operating mode options:
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NE2000 COMPATIBLE (default)
Shared MEM. Mode
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The EtherPaC 2000+ Ethernet adapter can be operated in
NE2000 compatible mode or shared memory mode. This parameter lets you select the operating mode for the adapter and your
computer. If you select NE2000 compatible mode, the adapters
are fully compatible with Novell NE2000.
2
Select the appropriate mode and press Enter to accept this
option.
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Configuring the Adapter
3
Select IO BASE and press Enter.
A list of I/O base addresses appears. The list includes:
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0x300 (default)
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0x240
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0x280
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0x2C0
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0x320
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0x340
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0x360
Before choosing an I/O base address, please make sure that no
other adapter in the workstation uses it. (If two cards share I/O
addresses, neither adapter will work properly.)
4
Select an I/O base address and press Enter.
5
Select IRQ and press Enter.
A list of interrupts appears. They include:
3 (default)
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4
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5
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9 (2)
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10
11
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12
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15
The IRQ line is like a communication channel. You must have a
unique IRQ number for your adapter.
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6
Select an IRQ number and press Enter.
This parameter is used to choose the interrupt line to transfer
data from the network. (The EtherPaC 2000+ cannot work in
shared IRQ mode. You cannot choose an IRQ line that is already
being used by another adapter in your system.)
7
Select INTERFACE and press Enter.
The following two options appear:
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RJ45 (10BASE-T) (default)
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BNC/AUI
The EtherPaC 2000+ adapter provides three connectors for users
to attach the computer to the network through different
medium. This option is used for you to select RJ45 to connect to
10BASE-T Ethernet, AUI to connect to 10BASE-5 Thick Ethernet,
or BNC to connect to 10BASE-2 Thin Ethernet.
8
Select the connector type and press Enter.
9
Select BOOT ROM and press Enter.
This option is used to disable or set the boot ROM address. It sets
the boot ROM address you want to use in the EtherPaC 2000+
adapter.
If you have an auto boot ROM in your workstation, you must set
the boot ROM memory address. Be sure to choose an address
range that doesn’t overlap with other adapters or memory managers in the workstation. If the address range overlaps with
another adapter’s memory space, one or both of the adapters
will operate improperly, or your workstation may fail to boot.
10
Select DISABLE or a boot ROM address and press Enter.
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11
If you’re using shared memory mode, select MEM. ADDR and
press Enter.
If you select shared memory mode, you must assign a memorymapped buffer for your adapter. Make sure that the memorymapped buffer address does not overlap with the boot ROM
address.
12
Select the memory address and press Enter.
13
Select SAVE and EXIT, then press Enter.
The Setup program writes and saves the configuration to the
adapter’s EEPROM.
A message appears telling you the configuration is successful.
14
Press any key to continue.
Testing the Adapter
The Setup program provides software for testing the EtherPaC 2000+
adapter.
The diagnostic program checks the adapter, then reports the results.
It can help you to isolate any problem on the adapter and to figure
out whether the problem is caused by the adapter or the cable. You
can use the diagnostic program at any time.
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The diagnostic program only supports NE2000 Compatible Mode.
To run the diagnostic program, follow the procedure below. The
instructions assume you’re using drive A: for the driver diskette.
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1
Make sure LAN drivers aren’t loaded in memory.
The fastest way to ensure that drivers aren’t loaded is to boot
from a DOS diskette that contains no AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS files.
2
Insert the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette into
drive A:.
3
From the DOS command line, type the following:
A:SETUP
4
Press Enter.
A screen appears showing the board model.
5
Press Enter to continue.
A screen appears titled Note About Setup.
6
Press any key to continue.
The Setup program searches for the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter.
A screen appears showing three options:
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CONFIG BOARD 1
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DIAGNOSTIC 1
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EXIT
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Select DIAGNOSTIC 1 and press Enter.
The Main Menu appears, showing three options:
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System Information
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Adapter Diagnostic
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Exit
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Testing the Adapter
System Information tests your computer and determines the
computer’s currently available I/O base addresses and interrupt
lines.
Adapter Diagnostic tests the adapter card’s components by sending packets across the cable. You must attach the cable to run
the diagnostic program. The screen will display information that
includes interrupt line, I/O base address and board address.
Exit returns you to DOS.
8
From the Main Menu, select Adapter Diagnostic and press Enter.
The program runs a number of tests. The names of the tests and
their results (PASS or FAIL) are displayed in a table for you.
9
When the tests finish, verify the results to make sure that all tests
passed.
If a test fails, check for conflicts with IRQ number, I/O address,
and memory address parameters you’ve set. If you find a conflict,
change to a parameter that is not being used by other devices.
10
Press any key to return to the Main Menu.
11
Select Exit and press Enter to return to the Configuration Program menu.
12
Select Exit and press Enter to return to DOS.
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When you finish using the diagnostic program, you must
reload the network drivers.
The following procedure shows you how to get system information.
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1
In the Main Menu of the diagnostic program, select System Information and press Enter.
The diagnostic program scans the ports, IRQs, and memory
blocks on your system. These parameters are displayed in a table
for you.
An available port, IRQ, or memory block is shown as [x]. In addition, it is shown in yellow on a color monitor.
An unavailable port, IRQ, or memory block is shown as [ ]. In
addition, it is shown in white on a color monitor.
2
Press any key to return to the Main Menu.
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Installing Drivers
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Novell NetWare 3.x on page 3-3
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Novell NetWare 4.x on page 3-6
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Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
on page 3-13
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Microsoft Workgroup Add-On for Windows
on page 3-17
Installing Drivers
After configuring and testing the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter, you are ready to
install network drivers and work with your network operating system.
This chapter describes driver installation in four environments:
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Novell NetWare 3.x
Novell NetWare 4.x
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
Microsoft Workgroup Add-on for Windows
In general, the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ adapter will support a network operating system (NOS) that works with NDIS and ODI drivers. For details about
installing your NOS and its drivers, see the manuals provided by your NOS.
For convenience, you can use the drivers provided with the EtherPaC 2000+
adapter, rather than your NOS drivers, because the drivers provide an autodetect function to determine the adapter’s current configuration and autoset the driver to work properly. In this case, it is not necessary to configure
the NOS driver again.
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Novell NetWare 3.x
Novell NetWare 3.x
This section shows you how to install Novell NetWare version 3.x so you
can use your adapter with it.The instructions assume that
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You’ve already installed and configured the EtherPaC
2000+ adapter
You have not previously installed NetWare software on
the computer
No network driver is installed
You’re using drive A: for the installation diskette
If Novell NetWare software and/or network drivers have
previously been installed on your computer, you should
consult your network administrator and/or the Novell
NetWare documentation before proceeding.
Create a directory named NETWARE on your C: drive.
To do this, type the following command at the DOS command
line prompt:
MD C:\NETWARE
2
Insert either the NetWare WSGEN diskette or your master workstation diskette into drive A:.
3
Copy the following three files to the NETWARE directory on your
C: drive.
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LSL.COM
IPXODI.COM
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NETX.COM
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4
Remove the WSGEN or master workstation diskette from the
floppy drive.
5
Insert the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette into
floppy drive A:.
6
Copy the net.cfg and epc2000.com files to the NETWARE directory on your C: drive.To do this, type:
COPY A:\NETWARE\DOSODI\NET.CFG C:\NETWARE
COPY A:\NETWARE\DOSODI\EPC2000.COM C:\NETWARE
7
Check your CONFIG.SYS file to make sure that this line appears:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE
If you don’t see it there, type it in, then save the file.
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The SETVER.EXE file must be in the C:\DOS directory.
8
Remove the EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette from the
floppy drive.
9
Restart your computer.
10
To run NetWare, type the following four commands at the
C:\NETWARE prompt:
LSL
EPC2000
IPXODI
NETX
11
Change to the network drive (usually F:).
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Novell NetWare 3.x
12
Log in to your network.
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Installing Drivers
Novell NetWare 4.x
This section shows you how to install Novell NetWare version 4.x so you
can use your adapter with it.The instructions assume that
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∆
You’ve already installed and configured the EtherPaC
2000+ adapter
You have not previously installed NetWare software on
the computer
No network driver is installed
You’re using drive A: for the installation diskette
If Novell NetWare software and/or network drivers have
previously been installed on your computer, consult
your network administrator and/or the Novell NetWare
documentation before proceeding.
1
Insert the NetWare Client for DOS and MS-Windows Installation
Diskette #1 diskette into the floppy drive.
2
At the DOS command line prompt, change to the A: directory.
3
Type INSTALL and press Enter.
The NetWare Client Install v1.11 window appears.The window
shows the default directory (C:\NWCLIENT) for installing the client software. If you want to use the default, skip to step 5.
4
If you want to install the client software in a different directory,
type the path name.
5
Press Enter.
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Novell NetWare 4.x
A message appears stating that client installation requires
LASTDRIVE=Z in the CONFIG.SYS and CALL STARTNET.BAT
added to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file (the install program will make
backup copies).You’re asked if you want to allow changes.
6
Type Y for Yes and press Enter.
The window shows the default subdirectory (C:\WINDOWS) for
Microsoft Windows. If your Windows software is in this default
subdirectory, skip to step 8.
7
If your Windows software is in a directory other than the default
shown in step 6, type the path name.
8
Press Enter.
9
Press Enter again to install the driver.
The Insert the Driver Disk window appears.
10
Eject the NetWare Client for DOS and MS-Windows Installation
Diskette #1 diskette and insert the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+
Adapter Driver Diskette into drive A:.
11
Type:
A:\NETWARE\DOSODI
(The text A:\ may already be provided for you.)
12
Press Enter.
The Network Board window appears.The Asanté EtherPaC
2000+ adapter should be listed in this window.
13
Select the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter and press Enter.
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Installing Drivers
The Settings for the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter window
appears.
14
Press Enter to select the base I/O port.
The Base I/O Port window appears.
15
Using the arrow keys, select the base I/O port address you used
when you configured the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter.The following
choices are available:
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300 (default)
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320
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340
360
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240
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280
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2C0
∆
You should avoid base I/O port address 360 if you have a
parallel printer.
16
Press Enter.
You’re taken back to the Settings window.
17
Press the down arrow key to highlight Hardware Interrupt and
press Enter.
The Hardware Interrupt window appears.
18
Using the arrow keys, select the interrupt number you used
when you configured the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter.The following
choices are available:
2
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Novell NetWare 4.x
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3 (default)
4
5
10
11
12
15
∆
You should avoid hardware interrupt 3 if you have a
device connected to the COM2 port, such as a fax,
mouse, or modem.
19
Press Enter.
You’re taken back to the Settings window.
20
Press the down arrow key to highlight Media Frame Type(s) and
press Enter.
The Media Frame Type(s) window appears.
21
Using the arrow keys, select one or more media frame types.To
select multiple types, press the F5 key after each selection.
∆
Ethernet 802.2 is now the default frame type for ODI
drivers. Existing LANs may be using Ethernet 802.3. If
you don’t know the media frame type for your network,
consult your network administrator.
For example, to select Ethernet 802.2 and 802.3, first select
Ethernet_802.2, then press F5.The selection begins blinking. Use
the down arrow key to select Ethernet_802.3, then press F5
again. Finally, press Enter to accept both selections.
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Installing Drivers
22
Press the down arrow key to highlight Memory I/O Address and
press Enter.
The Memory I/O Address window appears.
23
Using the arrow keys, select none.
24
Press Enter.
You’re taken back to the Settings window.
25
Leave the Optional Node Address field blank.
The driver defaults to the node address of the board.
If you change this address, you must administer local addresses
according to IEEE 802.2 specifications.
26
When you’re finished setting installation parameters, press ESC.
27
Press Enter to start the installation.
You’re prompted to insert the NetWare Client for DOS and
MS-Windows Installation Diskette #1 into drive A:.
28
Eject the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette from
the floppy drive and insert the NetWare Client for DOS and
MS-Windows Installation Diskette #1 diskette.
29
Press Enter to continue.
The installation program copies the appropriate files.
You’re prompted to insert the NetWare Client for DOS and
MS-Windows Installation Diskette #2 into drive A:.
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Novell NetWare 4.x
30
Eject the NetWare Client for DOS and MS-Windows Installation
Diskette #1 diskette from the floppy drive and insert the NetWare Client for DOS and MS-Windows Installation Diskette #2
diskette.
31
Press Enter to continue.
The installation program copies additional files.
You’re prompted to insert the NetWare LAN Drivers for DOS Clients diskette into drive A:.
32
Eject the NetWare Client for DOS and MS-Windows Installation
Diskette #2 from the floppy drive and insert the NetWare LAN
Drivers for DOS Clients diskette.
33
Press Enter to continue.
The installation program displays a message when it’s finished.
34
Press Enter to leave the installation program.
You’re taken back to the A: drive in DOS.
35
Remove the NetWare LAN Drivers for DOS Clients diskette from
the floppy drive.
36
Restart your computer.
37
Type F:login to log in to your network.
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Installing Drivers
∆
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The installation program creates or modifies the
NET.CFG and STARTNET.BAT files in the client directory,
and the WIN.INI, SYSTEM.INI, and PROGMAN.INI files
in the Windows directory. The previous files are saved
with .BNW filename extensions.
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
This section shows you how to install the drivers to use your adapter with
Windows for Workgroups.The instructions assume that:
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You’ve already installed and configured the EtherPaC
2000+ adapter
You’ve installed Windows for Workgroups 3.11
No network driver is installed
You’re using drive A: for the installation diskette.
1
Start Windows for Workgroups.
2
From the Program Manager, double-click the Network group
icon.
3
Double-click the Network Setup icon.
The Network Setup window appears.
4
Click the Networks... button.
The Networks window appears.
5
Click the radio button to Install Microsoft Windows Network.
6
Click the radio button for No additional network.
7
Click the OK button or press Enter.
8
Click the Drivers... button.
9
Click the Add Adapter button.
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Installing Drivers
The Add Network Adapter window appears.
10
Select Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter from the list.
11
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The Install Driver window appears.
12
Insert the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette into
drive A:.
13
Type the following in the text box:
A:\WFW\WFW311
(The text A:\ may already be provided for you.)
14
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter window appears.
EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter is listed in the window.
15
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The program asks you to confirm the Interrupt value. It should
be the same as the interrupt you selected during adapter configuration.
16
If necessary, select the appropriate Interrupt value from the
popup menu.
17
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The program asks you to confirm the Base I/O Port. It should be
the same as the base I/O address you selected during adapter
configuration.
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Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
18
If necessary, select the appropriate Base I/O Port from the popup
menu.
19
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The Network Drivers window appears.
20
Click the Setup... button.
21
Select Real Mode and Enhanced Mode NDIS Driver from the
Driver Type popup menu.
22
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The Network Drivers window reappears.
23
Click the Close button.
The Network Setup window appears.
24
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The Microsoft Windows Network Names window appears.Your
User Name,Workgroup, and Computer Name may already appear
in the text boxes.
25
If necessary, type your User Name, Workgroup, and Computer
Name.
26
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The Install Driver window appears.
27
When prompted to do so, insert Disk #7 from the Workgroup for
Windows disk set into drive A:.
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Installing Drivers
28
Click the OK button or press Enter.
29
When prompted to do so, insert Disk #8 from the Workgroup for
Windows disk set into drive A:.
30
Click the OK button or press Enter.
31
When prompted to do so, insert the EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter
Driver Diskette into drive A:.
32
Type the following in the text box:
A:\WFW\WFW311
(The text A:\ may already be provided for you.)
33
Click the OK button or press Enter.
A message window appears stating that Network Setup has modified the CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and SYSTEM.INI files.
34
Click the OK button or press Enter.
The Windows Setup window appears.
35
Click the button that restarts your computer.
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Microsoft Workgroup Add-On for Windows
Microsoft Workgroup Add-On for
Windows
This section shows you how to install Microsoft Workgroup Add-On for Windows so you can use the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter with it.The instructions
assume that you’ve already installed and configured the EtherPaC 2000+
adapter, that you’ve installed Windows 3.1, that no network driver is
installed, and that you’re using drive A: for the installation diskette.
1
Insert Disk 1 (Setup) from the Windows for Workgroups Add-On
disk set into drive A:.
2
From the DOS command line, type the following:
A:SETUP /I
3
Press Enter.
4
Follow the instructions on the screen for installing the Workgroup for Windows Add-On software.
In the System Information screen, be sure to select descriptions
that match the hardware on your system. Refer to your Microsoft
Workgroup Add-On for Windows User’s Guide for additional
information.
5
When the Network Setup window appears, click the Continue
button.
6
When the installation finishes, click the button for restarting the
computer.
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Installing Drivers
7
Go to “Microsoft Windows for Workgroups” on page 3-13 to
install the EtherPaC 2000+ driver software.
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4
LED Indicators
LED Indicators
Figure 4-1 shows two LED indicators that indicate the presence of station
Link and Activity status for installation verification and diagnostic purposes.
Activity LED
Link LED
Figure 4-1 LED Indicators
Activity LED
The red Activity LED is located on the left of the rear bracket. It indicates the
activity (transmit and receive data) status of the EtherPaC 2000+ controller
board.The LED should blink when data packets are being transmitted or
received from the cable.
Table 4-1 shows Activity LED status states.
Table 4-1
State
Status of the Activity LED
Description
Blinking
Data packets being transmitted or received
Off
Power off
No data packets being transmitted or received
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Link LED
Link LED
The green Link LED is located on the right of the rear bracket. It indicates
whether the twisted-pair link is connected. If link integrity is not detected,
there is a link failure and the Link LED will be off.The transmit and receive
functions of the jack also will be disabled.
Table 4-2 shows Link LED status states.
Table 4-2
State
Status of the Link LED
Description
On
Normal data packets are
received or link integrity is
detected
Off
• No twisted-pair cable is
connected
• Link test is disabled
• No power source to hub
• Twisted-pair cable is faulty
• A non-10BASE-T device
connected at the other end of
the twisted-pair cable
• A twisted-pair wire exceeds the
recommended length
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5
Remote Boot ROM
•
Booting Your PC From a Server on page 5-2
•
Installing the Boot ROM on page 5-2
•
Setting the Boot ROM Address on page 5-3
•
Preparing the Network Server and PC
on page 5-5
Remote Boot ROM
Booting Your PC From a Server
You may want to boot up your PC from a remote server on the network. Or
you may have a PC without a boot diskette or a disk drive and need to boot
it up from a remote server.
To boot the PC from a server, you need to:
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Install the remote boot ROM on the EtherPaC 2000+
adapter
Install Novell NetWare software on the network
Prepare the PC
Prepare the server
The Boot ROM allows you to load the PC operating system over the network.This chapter provides instructions for the steps required.
Installing the Boot ROM
You install the Boot ROM in the ROM socket of the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter.
1
If the EtherPaC 2000+ is installed in the PC and connected to the
network, turn off the PC, then disconnect and remove the
adapter.
2
Take the Boot ROM out of its protective packaging.
3
Check all pins on the ROM to make sure none are bent.
4
Locate the socket for the Boot ROM on the adapter.
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Setting the Boot ROM Address
5
Align the Boot ROM’s notch and pins with the socket’s notch and
pins.
6
Gently press the ROM into the socket. See Figure 5-1.
Be careful not to bend the pins.
Boot ROM socket
Figure 5-1 Boot ROM socket on the adapter
7
Install the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter in the PC.
8
Turn on the PC.
Setting the Boot ROM Address
To enable the PC’s remote boot function, you need to set up the boot ROM
address.
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Remote Boot ROM
1
Insert the Asanté EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Driver Diskette into
drive A:.
2
From the DOS command line, type the following:
A:SETUP
3
Press Enter.
A screen appears showing the board model.
4
Press Enter to continue.
A screen appears titled Note About Setup.
5
Press any key to continue.
The Setup program searches for the EtherPaC 2000+ adapter.
A screen appears showing three options:
CONFIG BOARD 1
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DIAGNOSTIC 1
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EXIT
6
Select CONFIG BOARD 1 and press Enter to configure the board.
The NIC Board Setup screen appears.
7
Select MODE and press Enter.
The OPERATING MODE screen appears.
8
Select NE2000 COMPATIBLE and press Enter.
9
Select BOOT ROM and press Enter.
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Preparing the Network Server and PC
10
Select an address (for example C800H) and press Enter.
11
Select SAVE and EXIT, then press Enter.
The Setup program writes and saves the configuration to the
adapter’s EEPROM.
A message appears telling you the configuration is successful.
12
Press any key to continue back to the main menu.
13
Select EXIT and press Enter.
To create the image file for NetWare remote reset, please refer to the documentation that accompanies the Boot ROM product you installed.
Preparing the Network Server and PC
The procedure for preparing the server and the PC to use a Boot ROM is
dependent upon the Boot ROM product you use. Please refer to the user
documentation that came with your Boot ROM for instructions on preparing
the network server and PC.
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Specifications
EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Specifications
Bus Characteristics
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Works in 8- or 16-bit Industry Standard Architecture
(ISA) bus.This bus is the same on IBM PCs (8-bit) and
IBM PC/ATs (8-bit or 16-bit).
Also works in EISA bus computers because EISA bus
computers are designed to accept both ISA and EISA
adapters.
Standards
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IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-5
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-2 (EtherPaC 2000+3 model only)
Compatibility
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Compatible with Novell NE2000
Connector/Cable
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RJ45 port: Unshielded twisted-pair wire 22AWG–26AWG
for RJ45 phone jack (24AWG recommended). Maximum
length is 100 meters.
AUI port: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-5 Thick Ethernet supported
by AUI (DB15) connector.
BNC port: IEEE 802.3 10BASE-2 Thin Ethernet supported
by BNC T-connector to RG-58 A/U coaxial bus cable.
EtherPaC 2000+ Adapter Specifications
Power
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BNC port: +5V @ 600mA max.
RJ45 port: +5V @ 540mA max.
Environment
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Temperature: Operating 0º C to 50º C; Storage –20º C to
+70º C
Humidity: Operating 10% to 80% RH; Storage 5% to 90%
RH
Software Configuration
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I/O address: 240H, 280H, 2C0H, 300H, 320H, 340H, and
360H
PROM address: C8000H to DC000H
Memory-mapped buffer: C8000H to DC000H or
unmapped for I/O only
Interrupt line: IRQ2 (IRQ9), IRQ3, IRQ4, IRQ5, IRQ10,
IRQ11, IRQ12, and IRQ15
Physical Dimensions
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165mm length x 80mm width
Emissions
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FCC part 15 Class A
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EPaC 205-00A BkCover Page 6 Thursday, August 22, 1996 1:21 PM
Asanté Technologies, Inc.
821 Fox Lane
San Jose, CA 95131
February 1995
Part Number 06-00205-00 Rev. A
Printed in USA
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