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®
Installing the
SuperStack® II NETBuilder®
Token Ring and FRAD
Bridge/Router
Models 32x and 52x
http://www.3com.com/
Part No. 09-0848-003
Published May 1997
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3Com Corporation
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Guide written by Ramona Boersma. Edited by Amy Guzules. Technical illustration by Debra Knodel.
Production by Ramona Boersma.
Electromagnetic Compatibility Information
Classes
Various national agencies (in the United States, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)) govern the
levels of electromagnetic emissions from digital devices. Electromagnetic emissions can interfere with radio
and television transmission. To reduce the risk of harmful interference these agencies have established
requirements for manufacturers of digital devices
The manufacturer of a digital device must test and label a product to inform an end-user of the maximum
emission level from the product when used in accordance with its instructions. The emission levels
encountered are classified as Class A or Class B. A system that meets the Class A requirement can be
marketed for use in an industrial or a commercial area. A system that meets the more stringent Class B
requirement can be marketed for use in a residential area in addition to an industrial or a commercial area.
The end user is generally held responsible for ensuring that his system is suitable for its environment as
stated in the above paragraph and bears the financial responsibility for correcting any harmful interference.
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Modifications
Modifications or changes made to this device, and not approved by 3Com, may void the authority granted
by the FCC, or other such agency, to operate this equipment.
Shielded Cables
Connections between 3Com equipment and other equipment and peripherals must be made using shielded
cables in order to maintain compliance with FCC, and other agency, electromagnetic frequency emissions
limits. This statement does not apply to the ISDN cable or 10BASE-T cables.
Federal Communications Commission Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses and can create radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used inaccordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area can cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Canadian Notice
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set
out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus,” ICES-003 of the
Department of Communications.
Avis Canadien
Cet appareil numérique respecte les limites bruits radioélectriques applicables aux appareils numériques de
Classe A prescrites dans la norme sur le matériel brouilleur: “Appareils Numériques”, NMB-003 édictée par
le ministre des Communications.
Japanese Notice
Type Approval Information
This apparatus has been approved for use for connection to the following public telecommunication
services: ISDN basic access, X.25 (V.24, V.36, and X.21), X.21 leased lines, X.21bis leased lines (V.24 and
V.36). Any other usage will invalidate the approval of the apparatus if as a result it then ceases to conform
against the standards against which approval was granted.
Notice
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets
certain telecommunications network protective, operational, and safety requirements. The Department
does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’ satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should ensure that it is permissible to be connected to the facilities
of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed using an acceptable
method of connection. In some cases, the inside wiring associated with a single line individual service may
be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The customer should be aware that compliance
with the above conditions may not prevent degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility designated
by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or equipment malfunctions,
may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user to disconnect the equipment.
Users should ensure for their own protection that the electrical ground connections of the power utility,
telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected together. This precaution
may be particularly important in rural areas.
CAUTION: Users should not attempt to make electrical ground connections by themselves, but should
contact the appropriate inspection authority or an electrician, as appropriate.
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CE Notice
Marking by the following symbol
indicates compliance of this equipment with the
EMC and Telecom Directives of the European Community. Such marking is indicative that this equipment
meets or exceeds the following technical standards:
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EN 55022 — Limits and methods of measurement of radio interference characteristics of information
technology equipment.
■
EN 50082-1 — Electromagnetic compatibility – generic immunity standard part 1: residential,
commercial, and light industrial.
■
I-CTR2 — For connection to X.25 packet switched services and X.21 leased lines.
■
I-CTR3 — For models with ISDN interfaces: connection to basic rate ISDN services.
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CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Conventions
1
1
INSTALLING THE HARDWARE
Required Equipment 1-1
Mounting 1-3
Rack-Mount Kit 1-3
Installing on a Tabletop 1-3
Stacking with Brackets 1-4
Installing in a Rack 1-4
Cabling the Connectors 1-5
Cabling the LAN Connector (Models 323, 327, and 52x)
Cabling the ISDN Connector (Model 52x) 1-6
Cabling the Serial Connectors 1-7
Models 32x (DTE mode) 1-8
Models 32x (DCE-like mode) 1-8
Models 52x (DTE mode) 1-9
Models 52x (DCE-like mode) 1-9
Attaching a Redundant Power System 1-10
Connecting a PC, Terminal, or Modem 1-11
Shutting Down 1-12
2
1-6
OVERVIEW
Model Features 2-1
Chassis Panels 2-1
LEDs 2-3
Hardware Interrupt Switch
2-3
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Connectors and Cables 2-3
Console Cables 2-3
PC Cable 2-4
Terminal Cable 2-5
Modem Cable 2-6
LAN Connectors and Cables 2-6
UTP Connector and Cable 2-6
STP Connector and Cable 2-7
Cabling Standards 2-8
Serial Cables 2-9
V.35 to V.35 DCE Cable (32x) 2-9
V.35 to V.35 Direct Connect Cable (32x) 2-10
UNIVERSAL to V.35 Adapter Cable 2-11
UNIVERSAL to V.35 Direct Connect Cable 2-12
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36 DCE Cable 2-13
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36 Direct Connect Cable 2-14
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 DCE Cable 2-15
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 Direct Connect Cable 2-16
RS-232 to RS-232 DCE Cable 2-17
RS-232 to RS-232 Direct Connect Cable 2-18
UNIVERSAL to X.21 Adapter Cable 2-19
ISDN Cable (Model 52x ) 2-20
Physical Specifications 2-21
3
UPGRADING MEMORY
Removing the Cover 3-1
Installing Memory 3-2
Reinstalling the Cover 3-3
4
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
LED Meanings
Troubleshooting
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During the Test Phase 4-2
During the Load Phase 4-2
4-3
the Token Ring Connection 4-4
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A
PROVISIONING YOUR ISDN LINE
Ordering North American ISDN BRI Services
North American Switch Provisioning Tables
AT&T 5ESS Switch A-4
AT&T 5ESS Custom Switch A-5
DMS 100 and National ISDN A-6
Siemens EWSD Switch A-7
SPIDs A-7
NT1s and Power Supplies A-8
Ordering German ISDN BRI Services A-9
B
A-1
A-3
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Online Technical Services B-1
World Wide Web Site B-1
3Com Bulletin Board Service B-1
Access by Analog Modem B-2
Access by Digital Modem B-2
3ComFacts Automated Fax Service B-2
3ComForum on CompuServe Online Service
Support from Your Network Supplier B-3
Support from 3Com B-4
Returning Products for Repair B-5
B-3
INDEX
3COM CORPORATION LIMITED WARRANTY
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
This guide includes complete hardware installation and cabling
information for your SuperStack® II NETBuilder® bridge/router model
32x or 52x.
This guide is for the following audience:
■
Inexperienced end users configuring their first internetworking
device
■
Experienced network administrators who are configuring the central
node as well as the peripheral node (boundary router)
■
Experienced system integrators
If the information in the release notes shipped with your product differs
from the information in this guide, follow the release notes.
Conventions
Table 1 provides a list of notice icons that are used throughout this
guide.
Table 1
Icon
Notice Icons
Notice Type
Alerts you to...
Information note
Important features or instructions
Caution
Risk of personal safety, system damage, or loss
of data
Warning
Risk of severe personal injury
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CHAPTER : ABOUT THIS GUIDE
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INSTALLING THE HARDWARE
1
This chapter describes how to install your SuperStack II NETBuilder
bridge/router.
Required
Equipment
Table 1-1
Table 1-1 lists the items you receive in the shipping carton and items
you need to provide.
Equipment Received and Equipment Needed
Shipping carton
contents
SuperStack II NETBuilder bridge/router
Power cable
Rack-mount kit
Software CD-ROM* (models 320, 327, and 527 only)
Documentation and documentation CD-ROM
NETBuilder Upgrade Utilities CD-ROM (models 320, 327, and 527 only)
What you need to
provide
Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) or shielded twisted pair (STP) cable for LAN connection
(Models 323, 327, 523, and 527 only)
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) cable for ISDN connection (Model 52x only)
A cable (3Com® part number 3C8101) to connect to a SuperStack II Redundant Power
System (RPS).
Terminal, PC, or modem and cable
(continued)
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Table 1-1
Equipment Received and Equipment Needed (continued)
What you need to
provide (continued)
For serial connection, provide the following:
Channel service unit/digital service unit (CSU/DSU) device or modem if desired
Up to three of the following cables:
X.21 or V.35 adapter cable
UNIVERSAL connector to RS-449/V.36 data communications equipment (DCE) cable
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 DCE cable
UNIVERSAL to V.35 direct connect cable
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 direct connect cable
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36 direct connect cable
RS-232 to RS-232 direct connect cable
V.35 to V.35 direct connect cable
V.35 to V.35 DCE cable
RS-232 to RS-232 DCE cable
* The software is preinstalled in the flash memory drive of the bridge/router and automatically loads when you turn on the
power. The software CD-ROM is for software recovery purposes only.
WARNING: To eliminate cable noise emission in excess of FCC
regulations, part 15, subpart J, and EN55022B, all interconnection
cables should be equipped with shielded connectors, the backshells of
which must completely surround the cable shield.
For more information on cables, refer to Chapter 2.
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Mounting
Mounting
Rack-Mount Kit
You can mount your bridge/router on a tabletop, stack it, or mount it
in a rack.
The rack-mount kit contains the following hardware:
Two rack-mount brackets
Six M4x10 mm Phillips flathead
machine screws for use
with rack-mount brackets
Figure 1-1
Installing on a
Tabletop
1-3
Two stacking brackets
Four adhesive-backed
rubber feet
Four M4x8 mm Phillips
panhead screws for use
with stacking brackets
Rack-Mount Kit Contents
If you plan to install your
bridge/router on a tabletop, attach
the rubber feet as shown.
Attach feet to corners
of chassis bottom
Flex plastic sheet until
feet pop loose
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Stacking with
Brackets
The stacking brackets can be used to securely stack several
bridge/routers on a tabletop. Use the stacking brackets and the
M4x8 mm panhead stacking screws shown in Figure 1-1.
Attach brackets as shown
to lock two units together
Place screws in holes as shown
Bottom bracket acts as a support
Installing in a Rack
To install the bridge/router in a rack, use the rack-mount brackets and
the M4x10 mm flathead rack-mount screws shown in Figure 1-1 and
follow these steps:
1 Secure the rack-mount brackets to each side of the chassis using three
flathead screws per bracket.
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Cabling the Connectors
1-5
2 Hold the chassis between the poles of the rack and attach the brackets
to the rack using panhead screws (you must provide these screws).
Tighten each screw securely.
CAUTION: Using fewer than two screws to secure the brackets to the
rack may cause the boundary router to fall and sustain damage not
covered by the warranty.
Cabling the
Connectors
This section describes how to cable the LAN, ISDN, and serial
connectors on your bridge/router.
If you are planning to connect your SuperStack II bridge/router directly
to another SuperStack II system or to a NETBuilder II® bridge/router
with an HSS V.35 3-port module installed, you must use a modem
eliminator between the two devices. Be sure the default setting of
External for the -PATH CLock parameter is maintained on each device.
Contact your 3Com supplier for a list of suggested modem eliminators.
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Cabling the LAN
Connector (Models
323, 327, and 52x)
This section applies to models 323, 327, and 52x only. You can use
only one type of LAN connector on each bridge/router. The following
figure shows how to cable a LAN connector.
LAN
UTP
STP
16Mb
Active
Fault
UTP
cable
STP
cable
OR
For more information on AUI and 10BASE-T cables, refer to Chapter 2.
Cabling the ISDN
Connector
(Model 52x)
This section applies to model 52x bridge/routers only. The following
figure shows how to cable an ISDN connector.
ISDN
LAN
UTP
S/T
STP
16Mb
Active
Fault
Line
Act
B1 B2
Link
Connect
Line
Error
Fault
Wall outlet
ISDN cable
Network
termination
(nt1)/power
supply*
*required for U.S. and Canada only
The NT1 and power supply shown in the figure above must either be
leased from the telephone company or purchased from an ISDN
equipment vendor in the U.S. and Canada only. In other countries, you
do not need to provide this equipment because the function of the
equipment is provided by the ISDN switch. For more information about
ISDN, refer to Appendix A.
For more information on ISDN cables, refer to Chapter 2.
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Cabling the Connectors
Cabling the Serial
Connectors
1-7
The serial connectors provide the following options:
The UNIVERSAL connector can be converted to a V.35, V.36, X.21,
RS-449, or RS-232 connector.
■
All serial connectors can function in either DTE or DCE-like mode,
which allows you to connect a serial connector to either a CSU/DSU
device or modem (DTE mode), or to an IBM cluster controller
(DCE-like mode). A connection to an IBM cluster controller must be
made using a permanent leased line only. You can operate the serial
connectors in any combination of DTE and DCE-like modes.
■
The cables you use determine the serial connector function. Table 1-2
lists the types of devices available for serial connections, cable options
for connection to each device, and if the cable is sold by 3Com. Cables
used for IBM cluster controller connectivity (DCE-like mode) are referred
to as direct connect cables.
Table 1-2
Serial Connector Cabling Information
Connector
Connector* Mode
Cable Name
Sold by 3Com?
V.35 CSU/DSU device or
modem
V.35
DTE
V.35 to V.35 DCE cable
No. Easily obtained from
cable manufacturer.
V.35 CSU/DSU device or
modem
UNIVERSAL
DTE
V.35 adapter cable
Yes (3C8035).
V.35 IBM cluster controller
V.35
DCE-like
V.35 to V.35 direct connect
cable
No. See Chapter 2 for
pin assignments.
V.35 IBM cluster controller
UNIVERSAL
DCE-like
UNIVERSAL to V.35 direct
connect cable
Yes (3C8135).
X.21 CSU/DSU device or
modem
UNIVERSAL
DTE
X.21 adapter cable
Yes (3C8021).
RS-449 or V.36 CSU/DSU
device or modem
UNIVERSAL
DTE
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36
DCE cable
No. See Chapter 2 for
pin assignments.
RS-449 or V.36 IBM cluster
controller
UNIVERSAL
DCE-like
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36
direct connect cable
No. See Chapter 2 for
pin assignments.
RS-232 CSU/DSU device or
modem
UNIVERSAL
DTE
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 DCE
cable
Yes (3C8023).
RS-232 CSU/DSU device or
modem
RS-232
DTE
RS-232 to RS-232 DCE cable No. Easily obtained from
cable manufacturer.
RS-232 IBM cluster controller UNIVERSAL
DCE-like
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 direct
connect cable
Yes (3C8123).
RS-232 IBM cluster controller RS-232
DCE-like
RS-232 to RS-232 direct
connect cable
Yes (3C8132).
Connection to
* If you cable the UNIVERSAL connector, you need to perform some software configuration. For more information, refer to the
software guide.
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The following figures show how to cable the serial connectors.
Models 32x (DTE mode)
SuperStack II
NETBuilder
SERIAL
V.35 (A)
A B C
UNIVERSAL (B)
RS-232 (C)
Link
Run
Console
Active
Load
Status
Fault
Test
Fwd Power
/Fault
SYSTEM
RS-232 DCE cable
V.35 DCE cable
V.35 adapter
X.21 adapter
RS-449/V.36 DCE
or RS-232 DCE cables
Models 32x (DCE-like mode)
SuperStack II
NETBuilder
SERIAL
B C
V.35 (A)
UNIVERSAL (B)
RS-232 (C)
Link
Active
Fault
Run
Console
Status
Load
Test
Fwd Power
/Fault
SYSTEM
V.35 direct
connect cable
RS-232 direct
connect cable
V.35 direct connect
RS-449/V.36 direct connect
or RS-232 direct connect cables
IBM cluster
controller
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Cabling the Connectors
Models 52x (DTE mode)
ISDN
S/T
Line
Act
SERIAL
B1 B2
Link
B C
RS-232 (C)
UNIVERSAL (B)
Link
Connect
Line
Error
Active
Fault
Fault
RS-232 DCE cable
V.35 adapter
X.21 adapter
RS-449/V.36 DCE
or RS-232 DCE cables
Models 52x (DCE-like mode)
ISDN
S/T
Line
Act
SERIAL
B1 B2
Link
B C
UNIVERSAL (B)
RS-232 (C)
Connect
Line
Error
IBM cluster
controller
Link
Active
Fault
Fault
RS-232 direct
connect cable
V.35 direct connect
RS-449/V.36 direct connect
or RS-232 direct connect cables
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Attaching a
Redundant Power
System
You can attach your SuperStack II bridge/router to a SuperStack II
Redundant Power System (RPS). You will need to order the connecting
cable (part number 3C8101) from 3Com. The following figure shows
where to attach this cable.
Rear panel of unit
Attach RPS cable here
For full power supply redundancy, attach one end of the RPS cable to
the rear panel on the bridge/router and the other end to the RPS. Then
attach one end of the power cord to the rear panel on the
bridge/router and the other end to a power outlet.
In this configuration, the internal supply provides power. If the internal
supply fails or is switched off, or if there is a power failure, the RPS is
activated and the bridge/router reboots.
To reset a bridge/router in this configuration, turn the power off, wait 5
seconds and turn it back on. The bridge/router switches to the RPS,
then switches back to the internal supply to reboot.
CAUTION: For system susceptibility protection, always leave the AC
cord attached to the bridge/router hardware and to a power outlet.
Internal power supply failure is rare. If it occurs, the power switch on
your bridge/router will not operate. To reboot you will need to unplug
the RPS cable and then plug it back in. Replace your bridge/router with
another bridge/router that has a functioning internal power supply as
soon as possible. Contact your 3Com representative to replace your
bridge/router.
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Connecting a PC, Terminal, or Modem
Connecting a PC,
Terminal, or
Modem
1-11
Connect a PC running a terminal emulation program, a terminal, or a
modem to the Console port on the SuperStack II bridge/router to
configure the bridge/router software and review startup and system
operation messages.
To connect a PC, terminal, or modem to the DPE module, follow these
steps:
1 Obtain a cable to connect the console to the Console port on the
bridge/router. See “Console Cables” on page 2-3 for cable pinouts.
The Console port is a 9-pin male connector.
For the PC, use a 9-pin female to 9-pin female PC cable. A null
modem-type cable may be used.
For the terminal, use a 9-pin female to 25-pin terminal cable. A
null modem-type cable may be used.
For the modem, use a 9-pin female to 25-pin male modem cable. A
straight-through-type cable may be used.
2 Connect one end of the cable to the Console port on the SuperStack II
system and the other end to the serial port on the back of your
console.
3 Verify that configurable parameters of your console match the
configuration settings of the Console port specified in Table 1-3.
Table 1-3
CONSOLE Port Configuration Settings
Characteristic
Setting
Baud rate
9600
Databits
8
Parity
None
Stop bits
1
DTR
Ignored
Duplex
Full
Echo
Off
Flow control
X-on/X-off
4 Turn on the console.
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Shutting Down
If your SuperStack II system is not connected to an RPS, turn off the
power by pressing the off (0) side of the power switch on the back
panel. If your system is connected to an RPS, turn off the power by
unplugging the RPS cable from the system and then pressing the off (0)
side of the power switch.
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OVERVIEW
2
This chapter provides an overview of the SuperStack II NETBuilder
bridge/router, including information on:
Model Features
Table 2-1
■
Model features
■
Chassis panels
■
LEDs
■
DIP switches
■
Hardware interrupt switch
■
Connectors and cables
■
Physical specifications
Table 2-1 lists each SuperStack II NETBuilder model along with
memory, port, and upgrade information.
SuperStack II NETBuilder Model Features
Model
Flash
Memory
DRAM
LAN Ports
Active WAN
Ports
Flash Memory
DRAM
Software
Upgradeable To Upgradeable To Upgradeable
320
4 MB
8 MB
None
3 serial
8 MB
12 MB
Yes
323
4 MB
8 MB
1 UTP or
STP
1 serial
8 MB
12 MB
Yes
1 backup serial
327
4 MB
8 MB
1 UTP or
STP
3 serial
8 MB
12 MB
No
523
4 MB
8 MB
1 UTP or
STP
1 ISDN BRI
8 MB
12 MB
Yes
527
4 MB
8 MB
1 UTP or
STP
1 ISDN BRI
8 MB
12 MB
No
Chassis Panels
1 serial
2 serial
The following figures show the front and back panels for each chassis.
A B C
UNIVERSAL (B)
16Mb
SuperStack II
NETBuilder
SERIAL
V.35 (A)
STP
RS-232 (C)
Link
Active
Active
Fault
Fault
Run
Console
Status
Load
Test
Fwd Power
/Fault
SYSTEM
Figure 2-1
Chassis Front Panels
Line
Act
LED
ISDN
LAN
UTP
S/T
STP
16Mb
Active
Fault
Line
Act
RS-232
connector
UNIVERSAL
connector
STP
16Mb
V.35
connector UTP
Active connector
connector Fault
LEDs
Run
Load
Test
LEDs
Model 52x
SuperStack II
NETBuilder
SERIAL
B1 B2
Link
B C
UNIVERSAL (B)
RS-232 (C)
Connect
Line
Error
Link
Console Status
Active connector LEDs Fwd Power/
LED Fault
Fault
LED
LEDs (A, B, and C
for serial connectors)
Link
Active
Fault
Fault
Run
Console
Status
Load
Test
Fwd Power
/Fault
SYSTEM
S/T
connector
STP
Line
16Mb
connector UTP
Error
connector Active
LED
Fault
LEDs
UNIVERSAL
Link
Connect connector
Fault
LEDs (B1 and B2)
RS-232
connector
Link
Console Status
Active connector LEDs Fwd Power/
LED Fault
Fault
LED
LEDs (B and C
for serial connectors)
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LAN
UTP
CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW
Model 32x
2-2
Run
Load
Test
LEDs
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LEDs
MODEL: ESPL-310
NETBUILDER
REMOTE OFFICE
222
100-240VAC, 50/60HZ, 1.0-0.5A
250V, F2A
S/N:
1SC05427
NTWK
ADDR:
FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE HAZARD
REPLACE FUSE ONY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING
3COM CORP.
2-3
8.3
080002
04BA1E
04BA1F
04BA20
04BA21
LAN
WAN-A
WAN-B
WAN-C
07/31/95
SANTA CLARA, CA.
20-0261-000
MADE IN USA
On/off
switch
Power
receptacle
RPS
connector
Figure 2-2
Product
information label
Chassis Back Panel
LEDs
See “LED Meanings” on page 4-3 for a complete description of the
SuperStack II bridge/router LEDs.
Hardware
Interrupt Switch
The hardware interrupt switch is located on the left side of the
bridge/router (when facing the front panel). It is recessed into an
opening near the DIP switches. Press the switch with a nonconductive
object, such as a plastic stylus to put the system into the monitor
firmware utility.
WARNING: Use only a nonconductive object such as a plastic stylus to
press the hardware interrupt switch. Do not use the tip of a pencil.
Graphite particles from the pencil may cause you to receive an electric
shock and damage components on the motherboard.
Connectors and
Cables
Console Cables
This section describes each connector on the bridge/router.
You can connect a PC running a terminal emulation program, a
terminal, or a modem to the Console port on the SuperStack II
bridge/router.
WARNING: To eliminate cable noise emission in excess of FCC Part 15,
Subpart J, and EN55022 B, this device cable should be shielded and
have connectors with metallic backshells.
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2-4
CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW
PC Cable
Figure 2-3 shows the pinouts for a 9-pin female to 9-pin female PC
cable. A null modem-type cable may be used.
To PC serial port
To Console port
5
4
9
3
8
2
7
1
5
6
9
Signal Ground
Data Terminal Ready
Data Set Ready
Figure 2-3
Abbr Pin
RxD 2
TxD 3
CD 1
CTS 8
RTS 7
Gnd
DTR
DSR
3
8
2
7
1
6
9-pin female connector
9-pin female connector
Name
Receive Data
Transmit Data
Carrier Detect
Clear to Send
Request to Send
4
5
4
6
Pin
3
2
7
Abbr
TxD
RxD
RTS
Name
Transmit Data
Receive Data
Request to Send
8
1
5
6
4
CTS
CD
GND
DSR
DTR
Clear to Send
Carrier Detect
Signal Ground
Data Set Ready
Data Terminal Ready
9-pin to 9-pin PC Cable (Null Modem-Type)
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Connectors and Cables
2-5
Terminal Cable
Figure 2-4 shows the pinouts for a 9-pin female to 25-pin terminal
cable. A null modem-type cable may be used.
To terminal
To Console port
5
4
9
3
8
2
7
1
1
Signal Ground
Data Terminal Ready
Data Set Ready
Figure 2-4
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
6
25-pin male or female connector
9-pin female connector
Name
Receive Data
Transmit Data
Carrier Detect
Clear to Send
Request to Send
2
Abbr Pin
RxD 2
TxD 3
CD 1
CTS 8
RTS 7
GND
DTR
DSR
5
4
6
Pin
2
3
4
Abbr
TxD
RxD
RTS
Name
Transmit Data
Receive Data
Request to Send
5
8
7
6
20
CTS
CD
GND
DSR
DTR
Clear to Send
Carrier Detect
Signal Ground
Data Set Ready
Data Terminal Ready
9-pin to 25-pin Terminal Cable (Null Modem-Type)
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2-6
CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW
Modem Cable
Figure 2-5 shows the pinouts for a 9-pin female to 25-pin male modem
cable. A straight-through-type cable may be used.
To modem
To Console port
5
4
9
3
8
2
7
1
Figure 2-5
LAN Connectors and
Cables
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
6
9-pin female connector
Name
Transmit Data
Receive Data
Request to Send
Carrier Detect
Clear to Send
Signal Ground
Data Set Ready
Data Terminal Ready
1
Abbr Pin
TxD 3
RxD 2
RTS 7
CD 1
CTS 8
GND 5
DSR 6
DTR 4
25-pin male connector
Pin
3
2
4
8
5
7
6
20
Abbr
RxD
TxD
RTS
CD
CTS
GND
DSR
DTR
Name
Receive Data
Transmit Data
Request to Send
Carrier Detect
Clear to Send
Signal Ground
Data Set Ready
Data Terminal Ready
9-pin to 25-pin Modem Cable (Straight-Through-Type)
The bridge/router has two token ring connectors. Only one connector
can be used at one time.
UTP Connector and Cable
The following figure shows the pinouts of the UTP connector (RJ-45).
The connector bodies connect the cable shield to chassis ground.
UTP
12345678
3
4
5
6
TX
RX
RX
TX
RJ-45 female (shielded)
Table 2-2 lists cable types, multistation access units (MAUs), and
emissions classes compatible with the UTP connector.
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Connectors and Cables
Table 2-2
2-7
UTP Cable Types, MAUs, and Emissions Compliance
Emissions Compliance*
MAUs
Passive
Active
Retimed
Category 3
no
yes
yes
no
Category 4
yes
yes
yes
no
Category 5
yes
yes
yes
no
Shielded 100 ohm:
UTP†
Category 3
no
yes
yes
yes
Category 4
yes
yes
yes
yes
Category 5
yes
yes
yes
yes
Cable Type
UTP†
FCC and
VCCI Class A
EN55022 and
VDE Class B
100 ohm:
* Shielding of all cable types should be terminated 360 degrees at the cable plug.
† All UTP compliance testing was accomplished using cables built with Stewart Connector Co.
connector, part number 940 SP-36-08-08.
STP Connector and Cable
The following figure shows the pinouts of the STP connector (DB-9).
The connector bodies connect the cable shield to chassis ground.
STP
5 4 3 2 1
9 8 7 6
DB-9 female (shielded)
1
2
3
4
5
RX
GND
+5 V
GND
TX
6
7
8
9
RX
GND
GND
TX
Table 2-2 lists cable types, multistation access units (MAUs), and
emissions classes compatible with the STP connector.
Table 2-3
STP Cable Types, MAUs, and Emissions Compliance
Emissions Compliance*
MAUs
Passive
Active
Retimed
IBM Type 1
yes
yes
yes
yes
IBM Type 6
yes
yes
yes
yes
Cable Type
STP
FCC and
EN55022 and
VCCI Class A VDE Class B
150 ohm:
* Shielding of all cable types should be terminated 360 degrees at the cable plug.
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2-8
CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW
Auxiliary Power. Auxiliary +5 volt power is available on the STP
connector for specialty powered MAUs, powered port expanders, or
signal conversion devices such as token ring STP-to-fiber optic
transceivers. To use the auxiliary power pins, follow the guidelines in
Table 2-4.
Table 2-4
Auxiliary Pin Use
Pinout (STP)
Pin 3
Pins 2, 4, 7, 8
Maximum Current
+5 volts (+/- 10%), 500 mA (fused at 2.5 A)
Ground pins
3Com does not guarantee compatibility with external devices that use
the auxiliary power pins of the STP connector. Consult the
manufacturer of external devices to ensure compliance with the
maximum current allowed and to ensure the device does not
compromise STP token ring signalling.
Cabling Standards
Cabling should be installed in accordance with the following standards:
■
EIA/ TIA-568 – Commercial building telecommunications wiring
standard
■
TSB-36 – Additional cable specifications for unshielded twisted pair
cables
■
IBM cabling guidelines
Table 2-5 summarizes the maximum number of workstations supported
on a token ring network.
Table 2-5
Maximum Workstations on a Token Ring Network
Cable Type
Token Ring Speed 4 Mbps
Token Ring Speed 16 Mbps
STP
250 stations
250 stations
UTP
144 stations
250 stations
Ports on active retimed MAUs usually count as one “station.” If your
device is plugged into an active retimed MAU, the device and the MAU
port total two “stations.” For example, a token ring with all active
retimed MAUs will support a total of 125 devices with STP cabling. A
token ring with all passive MAUs will support a total of 250 devices
with STP cabling. Check the documentation for your MAU for port and
ring in/out station equivalencies.
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Connectors and Cables
Serial Cables
2-9
The following cables can be used with the serial port connectors.
V.35 to V.35 DCE Cable (32x)
This straight-through cable connects the V.35 port on a bridge/router to
a standard V.35 DCE device.
To V.35 port on bridge/router
B
F
L
R
V
Z
D
J
N
T
X
BB
FF
LL
D
J
N
T
X
BB
FF
LL
A
E
K
P
U
Y
CC
HH
MM
A
E
K
P
U
Y
CC
HH
MM
C
H
M
S
W
A
EE
KK
C
H
M
S
W
A
EE
KK
Abbr Pin
DD
JJ
NN
B
F
L
R
V
Z
DD
JJ
NN
V.35 male connector
Name
To DCE
V.35 male connector
Pin Abbr
Name
FG
A
A
FG
Frame Ground
Signal Ground
SG
B
B
SG
Signal Ground
Request to Send
RTS
C
C
RTS
Request to Send
Clear to Sent
CTS
D
D
CTS
Clear to Sent
Data Set Ready
DSR
E
E
DSR
Data Set Ready
Receive Line Signal Detect
RLSD
F
F
RLSD
Receive Line Signal Detect
Data Terminal Ready
DTR
H
H
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
Send Data (A)
SD+
P
P
SD+
Send Data (A)
Receive Data (A)
RD+
R
R
RD+
Receive Data (A)
Send Data
SD-
S
S
SD-
Send Data
Received Data (B)
RD-
T
T
RD-
Received Data (B)
Serial clock Transmit External (A) SCTE+
U
U
SCTE+ Serial Clock Transmit External (A)
SCR+
V
V
SCR+
Serial Clock Receive (A)
Serial clock Transmit External (B) SCTE-
W
W
SCTE-
Serial Clock Transmit External (B)
SCR-
X
X
SCR-
Serial Clock Receive (B)
Serial Clock Transmit (A)
SCT+
Y
Y
SCT+
Serial Clock Transmit (A)
Serial Clock Transmit (B)
SCT-
AA
AA
SCT-
Serial Clock Transmit (B)
Frame Ground
Serial Clock Receive (A)
Serial Clock Receive (B)
Figure 2-6
V.35 Straight-Through Cable
3Com does not sell this cable.
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CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW
V.35 to V.35 Direct Connect Cable (32x)
This cable connects a V.35 port of the bridge/router to a V.35 port of
an SNA legacy device.
To V.35 port on bridge/router
To V.35 SNA Device
B
F
L
R
V
Z
DD
JJ
NN
B
F
L
R
V
Z
DD
JJ
NN
D
J
N
T
X
BB
FF
LL
D
J
N
T
X
BB
FF
LL
A
E
K
P
U
Y
CC
HH
MM
A
E
K
P
U
Y
CC
HH
MM
C
H
M
S
W
A
EE
KK
C
H
M
S
W
A
EE
KK
V.35 male connector
V.35 male connector
Signal
Name
Pin
Pin
Name
Signal
Shield
Shield
A
A
Shield
Shield
Clear to Send
CTS
C
D
RTS
Request to Send
Transmitted Data
TXD-A
P
R
RXD-A
Received Data
Transmitted Data
TXD-B
S
T
RXD-B
Received Data
Received Data
RXD-A
R
P
TXD-A
Transmitted Data
Received Data
RXD-B
T
S
TXD-B
Transmitted Data
Request to Send
RTS
C
F
DCD
Receive Line Signal Detect
Data Terminal Ready
DTR
H
E
DSR
Data Set Ready
Data Set Ready
DSR
E
H
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
Signal Ground
SG
B
B
SG
Signal Ground
Receive Signal Element Timing
RXC-A
V
U
TXC-A (out) Transmit Signal Element Timing
Receive Signal Element Timing
RXC-B
X
W
TXC-B (out) Transmit Signal Element Timing
Transmit Signal Element Timing
TXC-A (out)
U
Y
TXC-A (in)
Transmit Signal Element Timing
Transmit Signal Element Timing
TXC-B (out)
W
AA
TXC-B (in)
Transmit Signal Element Timing
Receive Signal Element Timing RXC-A (dce)
EE
V
RXC-A
Receive Signal Element Timing
X
RXC-B
Receive Signal Element Timing
Receive Signal Element Timing RXC-B (dce)
Figure 2-7
CC
V.35 to V.35 Direct-Connect Cable
3Com does not sell this cable.
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Connectors and Cables
2-11
UNIVERSAL to V.35 Adapter Cable
To connect a SuperStack II bridge/router to a V.35 DCE device, cable
the UNIVERSAL connector using a V.35 adapter cable.
Figure 2-8 shows the pin assignments of the V.35 adapter cable.
When constructing your own V.35 adapter cables, the required cable
type is equivalent to Belden part number 9835. Cable length is limited
to CCITT standard V.11 Appendix I.2.
To CSU/DSU
B
F
L
R
V
D
J
N
T
X
A
E
K
P
U
Y
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
BB
8
Z
7
CC
6
HH
5
DD
4
MM
3
FF
2
LL
1
JJ
NN
To UNIVERSAL port on bridge/router
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
C
Pin
A
B
C
P
S
R
T
D
E
F
H
U
W
Y
AA
V
X
N
L
J
NN
H
braid
M
Figure 2-8
Pin
1
19
28
4
22
6
24
2
16
33
32
17
35
5
23
8
26
14
10
34
36
S
Abbr
Sheild
SG
TS
SD (A)
SD (B)
RD (A)
RD (B)
SI
SF
SQ
SS
TT (A)
TT (B)
ST (A)
ST (B)
RT (A)
RT (B)
RL
LL
NS
SB
W
Name
Shield
Signal Ground
Term in Service
Send Data
Send Data
Received Data
Received Data
Signal Rate indication
Select Frequency
Signal Quality
Standby Select
Terminal Timing
Terminal Timing
Sending Timing
Sending Timing
Receive Timing
Receive Timing
Remote Loopback
Local Loopback
New Signal
Standby Indicator
A
37-pin female connector
EE
KK
= twisted pair
V.35 female connector
Abbr
FG
SG
RTS
SD+
SDRD+
RDCTS
DSR
RLSD
DTR
SCTE+
SCTESCT+
SCTSCR+
SCRRI
-
Name
Frame Ground
Signal Ground
Request to send
Send Data +
Send Data Received Data (A)
Receive Data (B)
Clear to Send
Data Set Ready
Recieve Line Signal Detect
Data Terminal Ready
Serial Clock Transmit External (A)
Serial Clock Transmit External (B)
Serial Clock Transmit (A)
Serial Clock Transmit (B)
Serial Clock Receive (A)
Serial Clock Receive (B)
Reserved for future use
Reserved for future use
Ring Indicator
Reserved for future use
UNIVERSAL to V.35 Adapter Cable
You can order this cable from 3Com (part number 3C8035).
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CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW
UNIVERSAL to V.35 Direct Connect Cable
This cable connects a UNIVERSAL port on the bridge/router to the V.35
port on an SNA legacy device.
To SNA device
B
F
L
R
D
J
N
T
A
E
K
P
U
C
H
M
S
W
A
Pin
X
Abbr
V
V.35 male connector
37-pin female connector
Name
EE
KK
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Y
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
BB
8
Z
7
CC
6
HH
5
DD
4
MM
3
FF
2
LL
1
JJ
NN
To UNIVERSAL port on bridge/router
Pin
Abbr
Name
Shield
Shield
1
A
Shield
Shield
Clear to Send
CTS
C
D
RTS
Request to Send
Transmit Data
TxD (A)
4
R
RxD (A)
Receive Data
Transmit Data
TxD (B)
22
T
RxD (B)
Receive Data
Receive Data
RxD (A)
6
P
TxD (A)
Transmit Data
Receive Data
RxD (B)
24
S
TxD (B)
Transmit Data
Request to Send
RTS
28
F
DCD
Receive Line Signal Detect
Data Set Ready
DSR
16
H
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
Data Terminal Ready
DTR
32
E
DSR
Data Set Ready
Signal Ground
SG
19
B
SG
Signal Ground
Receive Clock
RxC (A)
8
U
TxC (A) (out) Transmit Clock
Receive Clock
RxC (B)
26
W
TxC (B) (out) Transmit Clock
Transmit Clock TxC (A) (out)
17
Y
TxC (A) (in)
Transmit Clock
Transmit Clock TxC (B) (out)
35
AA
TxC (B) (in)
Transmit Clock
Transmit Clock TxC (A) (dce)
17
V
RxC (A)
Receive Clock
Transmit Clock TxC (B) (dce)
35
X
RxC (B)
Receive Clock
Figure 2-9
UNIVERSAL to V.35 Direct Connect Cable
You can order this cable from 3Com (part number 3C8135).
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Connectors and Cables
2-13
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36 DCE Cable
To connect a SuperStack II bridge/router to a V.36 DCE device, cable the
UNIVERSAL connector using a V.36 adapter cable.
Figure 2-10 shows the pin assignments of the V.36 adapter cable.
When constructing your own V.36 adapter cables, the required cable
type is equivalent to Belden part number 9835. Cable length is limited
to CCITT standard V.11 Appendix I.2.
To UNIVERSAL port on bridge/router
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
To DCE
1
2
Figure 2-10
Abbr
Shield
SD (A)
SD (B)
RD (A)
RD (B)
IC
SG
CS (A)
CS (B)
EIA (A)
EIA (B)
DM (A)
DM (B)
TR (A)
TR (B)
RR (A)
RR (B)
RT (A)
RT (B)
TT (A)
TT (B)
ST (A)
ST (B)
SC
RC
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
37-pin female connector
37-pin female connector
Name
Shield
Send Data
Send Data
Receive Data
Receive Data
Incoming Call
Signal Ground
Clear to Send
Clear to Send
Request to Send
Request to Send
Data Mode
Data Mode
Terminal Ready
Terminal Ready
Receiver Ready
Receiver Ready
Receive Timing
Receive Timing
Terminal Timing
Terminal Timing
Send Timing
Send Timing
Send Common
Receive Common
3
Pin
1
4
22
6
24
15
19
9
27
7
25
11
29
12
30
13
31
8
26
17
35
5
23
37
20
Pin
1
4
22
6
24
15
19
9
27
7
25
11
29
12
30
13
31
8
26
17
35
5
23
37
20
Abbr
Shield
SD (A)
SD (B)
RD (A)
RD (B)
IC
SG
CS (A)
CS (B)
EIA (A)
EIA (B)
DM (A)
DM (B)
TR (A)
TR (B)
RR (A)
RR (B)
RT (A)
RT (B)
TT (A)
TT (B)
ST (A)
ST (B)
SC
RC
UNIVERSAL to V.36 Adapter Cable
3Com does not sell this cable.
Name
Shield
Send Data
Send Data
Receive Data
Receive Data
Incoming Call
Signal Ground
Clear to Send
Clear to Send
Request to Send
Request to Send
Data Mode
Data Mode
Terminal Ready
Terminal Ready
Receiver Ready
Receiver Ready
Receive Timing
Receive Timing
Terminal Timing
Terminal Timing
Send Timing
Send Timing
Send Common
Receive Common
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CHAPTER 2: OVERVIEW
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36 Direct Connect Cable
This cable connects the UNIVERSAL connector on the bridge/router to
the RS-449/V.36 port of an SNA legacy device.
To UNIVERSAL port on bridge/router
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
To RS449/V.36 SNA Device
1
2
3
4
Abbr
Shield
Request to Send
Request to Send
Transmit Data
Transmit Data
Receive Data
Receive Data
Request to Send
Request to Send
Data Mode
Data Mode
Terminal Ready
Terminal Ready
Receive Timing
Receive Timing
Terminal Timing
Terminal Timing
Terminal Timing
Terminal Timing
Signal Ground
Send Common
Receive Common
Shield
EIA (A)
EIA (B)
SD (A)
SD (B)
RD (A)
RD (B)
EIA (A)
EIA (B)
DM (A)
DM (B)
TR (A)
TR (B)
RT (A)
RT (B)
TT (A)
TT (B)
TT (A)
TT (B)
SG
SC
RC
Figure 2-11
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
RS-449 male connector
37-pin female connector
Name
5
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Pin
Pin
Abbr
Name
1
7
25
4
22
6
24
7
25
11
29
12
30
8
26
17
35
17
35
19
37
20
1
9
27
6
24
4
22
13
31
12
30
11
29
17
35
5
23
8
26
19
37
20
Sheild
CS (A)
CS (B)
RD (A)
RD (B)
SD (A)
SD (B)
RR (A)
RR (B)
TR (A)
TR (B)
DM (A)
DM (B)
TT (A)
TT (B)
ST (A)
ST (B)
RT (A)
RT (B)
SG
SC
RC
Shield
Clear to Send
Clear to Send
Receive Data
Receive Data
Send Data
Send Data
Receiver Ready
Receiver Ready
Terminal Ready
Terminal Ready
Data Mode
Data Mode
Terminal Timing
Terminal Timing
Send Timing
Send Timing
Receive Timing
Receive Timing
Terminal Timing
Send Common
Receive Common
UNIVERSAL to RS-449/V.36 Direct-Connect Cable
3Com does not sell this cable.
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2-15
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 DCE Cable
This cable connects the UNIVERSAL port on a SuperStack II NETBuilder
bridge/router to an RS-232 interface on a DCE device.
To DCE
To UNIVERSAL port on bridge/router
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13
25-pin male connector
37-pin female connector
Figure 2-12
3
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Name Abbr Pin
1
Shield Shield
RL 14
Remote Loopback
SB 36
Standby Indicator
TS 28
Teminal in Service
SI
2
Signal Rate Indicator
SF 16
Select Frequency
SS 32
Standby Select
SQ 33
Signal Quality
TM 18
Test Mode
IX 15
Incoming Call
LL 10
Local Loopback
NS 34
New Signal
SG 19
Signal Ground
2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
20
8
17
15
24
22
7
Abbr
Chas. GND
TxD
RxD
RTS
CTS
DSR
DTR
CD
RxC(SCR)
TxC(SCT)
TT(SCTE)
RI
GND
Name
Shield
Transmit Data
Receive Data
Request to Send
Clear to Send
DCE Ready
DTE Ready
Carrier Detect
Receive Clock - DCE Source
Transmit Clock - DCE Source
Transmit Clock - DTE Source
Ring Indicator
Signal Ground
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 DCE Cable
You can order this cable from 3Com (part number 3C8023).
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UNIVERSAL to RS-232 Direct Connect Cable
This cable connects the UNIVERSAL port on the bridge/router to the
RS-232 port on an SNA legacy device.
To UNIVERSAL port on bridge/router
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
To SNA device
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
1
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
25-pin male connector
37-pin female connector
Name
Abbr
Pin
Pin
Abbr
Name
Shield
Shield
1
1
Shield
Shield
Clear to Send
CTS
4
5
RTS
Request to Send
Transmit Data
TxD
14
3
RxD
Receive Data
Receive Data
RxD
36
2
TxD
Transmit Data
Request to Send
RTS
28
8
DCD
Carrier Detect
Data Set Ready
DSR
16
20
DTR
DTE Ready
Data Terminal Ready
DTR
32
6
DSR
DCE Ready
Receive Clock
RxC
18
24
TxC (out)
Transmit Clock
Transmit Clock TxC (out)
10
15
TxC (in)
Transmit Clock
17
RxC
Receive Clock
Signal Ground
19
7
SG
Signal Ground
Figure 2-13
SG
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 Direct-Connect Cable
You can order this cable from 3Com (part number 3C8123).
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2-17
RS-232 to RS-232 DCE Cable
This straight-through cable connects the RS-232 port on a SuperStack II
bridge/router to a standard RS-232 DCE device.
Figure 2-14 shows the pin assignments of the RS-232 cable.
To modem/TA or CSU/DSU
To RS-232 port on bridge/router
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
9 10 11 12 13
Abbr Pin
Shield Chassis GND 1
TxD 2
Transmit Data
RxD 3
Receive Data
RTS 4
Request to Send
CTS 5
Clear to Send
DSR 6
DCE Ready
GND 7
Signal Ground
CD 8
Carrier Detect
TxC (SCT) 15
Transmit Clock
RxC (SCR) 17
Receive Clock
DTR 20
DTE Ready
RL 21
Remote Loopback
RI 22
Ring Indicator
TT (SCTE) 24
Transmit Clock (DTE Source)
TM 25
Test Mode
Figure 2-14
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13
25-pin male connector
Pin Abbr
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
15
17
20
21
22
24
25
Chassis GND
TxD
RxD
RTS
CTS
DSR
GND
CD
TxC (SCT)
RxC (SCR)
DTR
RL
RI
TT (SCTE)
TM
RS-232 Straight-Through Cable
3Com does not sell this cable.
3
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
25-pin male connector
Name
2
Name
Shield
Transmit Data
Receive Data
Request to Send
Clear to Send
DCE Ready
Signal Ground
Carrier Detect
Transmit Clock
Receive Clock
DTE Ready
Remote Loopback
Ring Indicator
Transmit Clock (DTE Source)
Test Mode
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RS-232 to RS-232 Direct Connect Cable
This cable connects the RS-232 port on the bridge/router to an RS-232
port on an SNA legacy device.
To SNA device
To RS-232 port on bridge/router
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
25-pin male connector
25-pin male connector
Name
Pin
Pin
Abbr
Name
Chas. GND
1
Clear to Send
CTS
5
1
Chas. GND
Shield
5
CTS
Clear to Send
Transmit Data
TxD
2
3
RxD
Receive Data
RxD
3
2
Receive Data
TxD
Transmit Data
Request to Send
RTS
4
8
CD
Carrier Detect
DCE Ready
DSR
6
20
DTR
DTE Ready
Signal Ground
GND
7
7
GND
Signal Ground
DTE Ready
DTR
20
6
DSR
DCE Ready
Receive Clock - DCE Source
RxC(SCR)
17
24
TT(SCTE)
Transmit Clock - DTE Source
Transmit Clock - DTE Source
TT(SCTE)
24
15
TxC(SCT)
Transmit Clock - DCE Source
Secondary Receive Data
SRD
16
17
RxC(SCR)
Receive Clock - DCE Source
Shield
Abbr
Figure 2-15
RS-232 to RS-232 Direct-Connect Cable
You can order this cable from 3Com (part number 3C8132).
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2-19
UNIVERSAL to X.21 Adapter Cable
If you want to connect any of the SuperStack II bridge/routers
documented in this guide to an X.21 DCE device, cable the connector
marked UNIVERSAL using an X.21 adapter cable.
Figure 2-16 shows the pin assignments of the X.21 adapter cable.
To modem/TA or CSU/DSU
To Universal port on bridge/router
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
9
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37
Figure 2-16
Abbr Pin
SD (A) 4
SD (B) 22
RD (A) 6
RD (B) 24
ST (A) 5
RT (A) 8
ST (B) 23
RT (B) 26
TR (A) 12
TR (B) 30
DM (A) 11
DM (B) 29
EIA (A) 7
RR (A) 13
CS (A) 9
EIA (B) 25
RR (B) 31
CS (B) 27
SG 19
Sheild 1
3
4
5
6
7
8
10 11 12 13 14 15
15-pin male connector
37-pin female connector
Name
Send Data
Send Data
Receive Data
Receive Data
Send Timing
Receive Timing
Send Timing
Receive Timing
Terminal Ready
Terminal Ready
Data Mode
Data Mode
Request to Send
Receiver Ready
Clear to Send
Request to Send
Receiver Ready
Clear to Send
Signal Ground
Shield
2
braid
Pin
2
9
4
11
6
Abbr
TA
TB
RA
RB
SA
Name
Transmit Data (A)
Transmit Data (B)
Receive Data (A)
Receive Data (B)
Receive Clock
13
SB
Receive Clock
3
10
5
12
CA
CB
IA
IB
Control (A)
Control (B)
Indicate (A)
Indicate (B)
8
1
GND
Sheild
Ground
Shield Drain
UNIVERSAL to X.21 Adapter Cable
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When constructing your own X.21 adapter cables, the required cable
type is equivalent to Belden part number 9839. Cable length is limited
to CCITT standard V.11 Appendix I.2.
You can order the X.21 adapter cable from 3Com (part number
3C8021).
X.21 European Connector Compliances. For installations where
compliance to the European standard NET 1 is required, use an X.21
15-pin male connector (ISO 4903) to construct the RS-449-to-X.21
conversion cable. For compliance in Austria, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, and the United Kingdom, use M3-threaded attaching screws
with this connector.
ISDN Cable
(Model 52x )
To connect a model 52x bridge/router to an ISDN network, use an ISDN
cable with an RJ-45 connector. 3Com does not supply this cable.
Table 2-6 shows the pin assignments of the cable with both ends
terminated in RJ-45 connectors.
Table 2-6
ISDN Cable Pinouts
Pin No.
Function
Signal
1
Not connected
NC
2
Not connected
NC
3
Transmit data (plus)
TXD+
4
Receive data (plus)
RXD+
5
Receive data (minus)
RXD-
6
Transmit data (minus)
TXD-
7
Not connected
NC
8
Not connected
NC
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Physical Specifications
Physical
Specifications
2-21
Table 2-7 provides the environmental requirements of model 32x and
52x bridge/routers.
Table 2-7
Environmental Requirements for Model 32x and 52x Bridge/Routers
Parameter
Minimum Requirement
Maximum Requirement
Operating
5 °C
40 °C
Nonoperating
-40 °C
75 °C
Operating
15,000 ft
15,000 ft
Nonoperating
40,000 ft
40,000 ft
Operating
10% noncondensing
90% noncondensing
Nonoperating
10% noncondensing
90% noncondensing
Temperature
Altitude
Relative Humidity
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3
UPGRADING MEMORY
The following memory upgrades are available from 3Com for your
bridge/router:
■
4 MB (3C8104) flash memory
■
4 MB DRAM (3C8040)
Complete the following sections to install flash memory or DRAM in
your SuperStack II bridge/router.
CAUTION: If you install the flash memory upgrade and then remove it
from your system after startup, you will need to reload the system
software using the procedures described in the software guide.
Removing the
Cover
1 Turn off the power and unplug the power cord from your SuperStack II
bridge/router. Unplug the RPS cable, if connected.
2 Remove the two screws on the back of the bridge/router.
MODEL: ESPL-310
NETBUILDER
REMOTE OFFICE
327
100-240VAC, 50/60HZ, 1.0-0.5A
250V, F2A
S/N:
1SC05427
NTWK
ADDR:
FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE HAZARD
REPLACE FUSE ONY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING
3COM CORP.
SANTA CLARA, CA.
8.3
080002
07/31/95
04BA1E
04BA1F
04BA20
04BA21
LAN
WAN-A
WAN-B
WAN-C
20-0261-000
MADE IN USA
Remove these two screws
3 Slide the cover back and up off the bridge/router.
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CAUTION: Make sure you do not accidentally alter the dip switch
settings when you remove the cover.
Dip switches should all
be in the down position
Installing Memory
To install the flash memory and/or DRAM SIMM, follow these steps:
1 With the chips facing toward the back of the bridge/router, place the
silver connector edge of the SIMM into the appropriate SIMM socket at
almost a 90-degree angle.
2 Align the semicircular notch with the ridge in the SIMM socket.
Do not force the SIMM. It can be installed in only one direction.
3 Once the SIMM is aligned, gently push down on the outer corners of
the SIMM until it snaps into place.
1
2
End view
CE
FI
O F NECT
N
CO
Flash slot
DRAM slot
CAUTION: Before continuing with the next section, be sure that all screws and
pins are properly seated and the dip switches are properly aligned.
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Reinstalling the Cover
3-3
Reinstalling the
Cover
1 Reinstall the cover on the SuperStack II bridge/router and reattach it to
the chassis with the two screws.
2 Place the upgrade sticker included in your kit on the chassis, as shown.
If you have both the flash memory and the DRAM memory upgrade
kits, place one sticker from each kit as shown.
MODEL: ESPL-310
NETBUILDER
REMOTE OFFICE
222
100-240VAC, 50/60HZ, 1.0-0.5A
250V, F2A
S/N:
1SC05427
NTWK
ADDR:
FOR CONTINUED PROTECTION
AGAINST FIRE HAZARD
REPLACE FUSE ONY WITH
SAME TYPE AND RATING
3COM CORP.
SANTA CLARA, CA.
8.3
080002
07/31/95
04BA1E
04BA1F
04BA20
04BA21
LAN
WAN-A
WAN-B
WAN-C
20-0261-000
MADE IN USA
Place upgrade sticker in either or both locations
3 Plug the power cord back into the bridge/router. If available, plug the
RPS cable into the bridge/router.
4 Turn on the bridge/router.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
4
This chapter describes troubleshooting using the LEDs on the front
panel of the system.
If the Power/Fault LED appears yellow at any time during the startup
process, the bridge/router has encountered a problem during system
test or system software load. If the Power/Fault LED appears yellow,
check the other LEDs as shown in the following figure.
SuperStack II
NETBuilder
®
Run
Console
Status
Load
Test
Fwd Power
/Fault
SYSTEM
Status LEDs: (Left to right) is each one on or off?
Load LED: is it on constantly, or flashing?
Test LED: Is it on or off?
If the Power/Fault LED appears yellow during startup, check
the other LEDs for related indications of the problem.
If the Test LED is lit, a problem occurred during the system test phase.
Note the pattern of the Status LEDs and compare the results with the
information in Table 4-1.
If the Load LED is lit, a problem occurred during the system software
load phase. Note the pattern of the Status LEDs and compare the
results with the information in Table 4-2.
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Troubleshooting
During the Test
Phase
Table 4-1
When a problem occurs during the test phase, the Status LEDs light in
a particular pattern. Table 4-1 shows the Status LED pattern, the
problem associated with that pattern, and the action to take.
System Self-test Errors
Status LEDs
1
2
3
4
Test LED Power/Fault LED Meaning and Action
Off
Off
On
On
On
Yellow
EEPROM checksum test failed.
Contact your network supplier.
Troubleshooting
During the Load
Phase
Table 4-2
When a problem occurs during the load phase, the Status LEDs light in
particular patterns. Table 4-2 shows the Status LED patterns, the
problems associated with these patterns, and the actions to take.
System Software Load Errors
Status LEDs
1
2
3
4
Load LED Power/Fault LED Meaning and Action
Off
Off
On
On
On
Yellow
Software image file has been deleted or boot source and
image file names do not match.
Reload the system software. Refer to the software
guide.
On
Off
Off
Off
On
Yellow
Unable to transmit BOOTP request. Bridge/router is not
connected to token ring correctly.
Check cable connections.
On
Off
Off
On
On
Yellow
No response to BOOTP request. BOOTP server not present
or incorrectly configured.
Check TFTP server configuration and verify the MAC
address of the bridge/router. Press Reset to retry the
system software load. If the load is unsuccessful, call
your network supplier for assistance.
On
Off
On
Off
On
Yellow
No response to Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) request
from TFTP server. TFTP server not present or incorrectly
configured.
Check TFTP server configuration and verify the MAC
address of the bridge/router. Press Reset to retry the
system software load If the load is unsuccessful, call
your network supplier for assistance.
(continued)
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LED Meanings
Table 4-2
4-3
System Software Load Errors (continued)
Status LEDs
1
2
3
4
Load LED Power/Fault LED Meaning and Action
On
On
On
On
On
Yellow
Write to Flash File System failed.
Call your network supplier for assistance.
LED Meanings
Table 4-3
Model No.
Table 4-3 provides the meanings for the lit LEDs on a SuperStack II
bridge/router.
LED Meanings
Associated
Connector
LED
Meaning
323, 327,
or 52x
Unshielded twisted
16 MB
pair (UTP) or shielded
twisted pair (STP)
The system is either attempting to enter or has successfully
entered the token ring at the rate of 16 MB. This LED will not
light if the system is either attempting to enter or has
successfully entered the token ring at the rate of 4 MB.
323, 327,
or 52x
UTP or STP
Active
The system is transmitting or receiving traffic.
323, 327,
or 52x
UTP or STP
Fault
The system is experiencing a problem with the token ring
connection. This LED resets if you reboot the system.
52x
ISDN (D channel)
Line Act
The ISDN line is activated.
52x
ISDN (D channel)
Line Error Indicates a disconnected cable, or a loss of phantom power.
52x
ISDN B1, B2
Link
The path using B1 or B2 is up.
52x
ISDN B1, B2
Connect
An end-to-end B channel connection exists or is in progress.
52x
ISDN B1, B2
Fault
An error in the received frames is detected.
All
V.35, Universal, or
RS-232
Link
The path is up.
All
V.35, Universal, or
RS-232
Active
A physical connection to an active device has been established.
All
V.35, Universal, or
RS-232
Fault
An error in the received frames is detected.
All
Not applicable
Status
Provides additional status for the Run, Load, and Test LEDs.
All
Not applicable
Run
The system software has successfully loaded and started running.
All
Not applicable
Load
The system software is being loaded.
All
Not applicable
Test
The system is executing self-tests.
All
Not applicable
Fwd
A packet is being forwarded between any two ports.
All
Not applicable
Power/
Fault
When the LED is green, the system has power and is
operational. When the LED is yellow, a problem is preventing
normal operation.
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CHAPTER 4: TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
the Token Ring
Connection
Table 4-4
Symptom
This section is not applicable to model 320. Table 4-4 summarizes
problems that can occur with a token ring connection and what action
you can take.
Troubleshooting the Token Ring Connection (Models 327 and 527 only)
Cause and Action
The LAN LEDs are doing the following: The following are possible problems indicated by the LED indicators:
■
■
16 MB LED is blinking slowly
Cable connection problem
(turning on then off at
The LAN cable may be improperly connected. Verify that the LAN
approximately 15 second intervals).
cable is properly connected at both ends. Check the wall plate if used
The Fault LED is on.
and the multistation access unit (MAU) of the central wiring center.
Bad cable
You may be cabling your STP or UTP connector with a faulty or
improperly wired cable. Swap the cable for another cable that is
known to work.
Bad concentrator port
The port or port connector of the MAU may be defective. Move the
station’s cable to another MAU port that is known to work.
Heavy network traffic
The Activity LED may remain off longer than expected. Wait for
network traffic to subside.
Insertion at the wrong speed
The system may have attempted to enter the token ring network at
the wrong speed. Check the setting of the ring speed for path 1.
Boundary Router users may use the System Configuration menu to
set the token ring speed. Full router users use SHow !1 -PATH BAud.
Also, check the path to make sure that it is enabled (SHow !1 -PATH
CONTrol).
Duplicate node address
Check to make sure that the MAC address of the system on your
network is unique.
Token ring experiencing network error recovery
The Activity LED may remain off longer than expected. Wait for
normal token ring operation after an automatic error recovery.
If none of these actions solves your problem, contact your network
supplier.
(continued)
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Troubleshooting the Token Ring Connection
Table 4-4
4-5
Troubleshooting the Token Ring Connection (Models 327 and 527 only) (continued)
Symptom
Cause and Action
Path 1 is up, but the system does not
appear to be communicating with
other network devices.
The system may have attempted to enter the token ring at the
wrong speed.
The following error message appears:
If your system is the first device to enter the ring, disregard this
message. If there are multiple nodes on the ring, your system may be
isolated.
This is the only station
on the ring
Check the setting of the ring speed for path 1 (SHow !1 -PATH
BAud). Make sure that the setting of this parameter matches the
speed of the token ring network.
1 Determine the number of nodes on your ring.
2 If there are multiple nodes on the ring, check the setting of the ring
speed for path 1. (In monitor mode, enter CL, then select ring speed
from the menu that displays.) Make sure that the setting of this
parameter matches the speed of the token ring network.
One of these error messages appears:
Possible ring speed
mismatch
Adapter is not connected to
a ring
or
Open failed during phase
- lobe media.
Possible physical connection problem or the system may have attempted
to enter the token ring at the wrong speed.
1 Check your LAN cable.
2 Determine the ring speed of your token ring network.
3 Check the setting of the ring speed for path 1. (In monitor mode,
enter the CL, then select ring speed from the menu that displays.)
Make sure that the setting of this parameter matches the speed of
the token ring network.
Specialty powered wiring center
External device may have overstressed the auxiliary power’s limits,
(MAU) or signal conversion device
lowering available voltage to unacceptable levels.
(such as STP-to-fiber optic transceivers)
Refer to the cabling information in your hardware installation
will not work on STP connector.
manual for voltage, current, and pinout specifications of this feature.
Refer to the documentation that accompanies your external device
for compatibility information.
External device may have blown the fuse of the system.
Return the system for fuse replacement.
If these actions do not solve the problem, contact your network supplier.
(continued)
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Table 4-4
Symptom
Troubleshooting the Token Ring Connection (Models 327 and 527 only) (continued)
Cause and Action
The MAC address of the system does The MAC address on the network is in noncanonical format.
not appear on the token ring network.
The MAC address encoded on the EEPROM and printed on the label
is in canonical format and needs to be converted to noncanonical
format. Each byte, represented by the number pairs below, consists
of 8 bits. To convert the canonical byte 1A (in hexadecimal) to the
noncanonical byte, you must mirror the bits, as shown.
08 00 02 1A 4B 5C canonical (least significant bit first)
is converted to
10 00 40 58 D2 3A noncanonical (most significant bit first)
1A
0001 1010
=
58
0101 1000
The MacAddrConvert command converts a MAC address in
canonical format to noncanonical format. For example, if you enter:
MacAddrConvert 0800021A4B5C
The system displays the following:
%10004058D23A
If you experience a problem or receive an error message that is not
documented in Table 4-4, contact your network supplier.
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PROVISIONING YOUR ISDN LINE
This appendix provides North American (U.S. and Canada) and German
provisioning information for the SuperStack II NETBuilder
bridge/routers and boundary routers using an Integrated Services Digital
Network (ISDN) line with a basic rate interface (BRI).
If your ISDN line is not provisioned correctly, you will not be able to use
your SuperStack II bridge/router or boundary router to access a remote
network.
Ordering North
American ISDN BRI
Services
To order ISDN service from your telephone company, follow these steps:
1 Call the telephone company and ask for the ISDN representative.
2 Tell the representative you want ISDN service for a SuperStack II
NETBuilder ISDN bridge/router, and that you have the following
information:
■
Line provisioning
■
ISDN outlet type
3 Give the representative the Bellcore ISDN ordering code (IOC). The IOC
tells the telephone company which parameter settings to use for
SuperStack II bridge/routers. The IOC for this product is “Capability R.”
Not all Regional Bell Operating Companies use IOCs. If the
representative has the IOC for SuperStack II bridge/router listed, skip to
step 7; otherwise, continue on to step 4.
4 Ask the representative which ISDN switch type your line uses. Place a
check mark in the appropriate box on the ISDN Information Sheet in
step 7.
5 Ask for an RJ-45 connector to be installed with your new ISDN outlet.
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6 If desired, ask for an NT1 to connect your SuperStack II bridge/router to
the ISDN line. (You can also purchase an NT1 from a reseller.)
7 Fill out the ISDN Information Sheet:
ISDN Information Sheet
3Com SuperStack II Bridge/Router
ISDN Switch Type
AT&T 5ESS NI1
❒
AT&T 5ESS Custom
❒
Northern Telecom DMS 100
❒
Siemens EWSD
❒
Number of ISDN phone numbers (1 or 2)_________________________
Phone number 1 _____________________________________________
Phone number 2 _____________________________________________
SPID number for phone number 1 ______________________________
SPID number for phone number 2 ______________________________
Ask for the following information:
■
ISDN Switch Type. Ask the representative which ISDN switch type
your line uses. Place a check mark next to that switch on the ISDN
Information Sheet. Each switch type has a corresponding
provisioning information table later in this section.
■
Number of ISDN Phone Numbers. Your ISDN line can support one
or two phone numbers. Specify how many phone numbers you are
ordering.
■
Phone Numbers. Ask the telephone representative for your ISDN
phone numbers and write them in the space provided.
■
Service Profile ID (SPID) Number. Ask the telephone
representative for your SPID numbers. (For a multipoint line, the
telephone representative should provide two SPID numbers.) A SPID
number has 10–15 characters; for example, 0155512120. Your
switch type may not require the SPID number.
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North American Switch Provisioning Tables
A-3
Your telephone company gives you the phone number and SPID
number after it installs your line.
If your telephone company has the IOC for a SuperStack II
bridge/router or boundary router, you do not need to complete
step 8.
8 Provide provisioning information that corresponds to your ISDN switch
using the tables in the following sections.
This completes the ISDN ordering process for SuperStack II ISDN
bridge/routers. Keep the information sheet handy; you will need it
when you install your bridge/router.
North American
Switch
Provisioning Tables
This section provides provisioning information for the following switch
types:
■
AT&T 5ESS
■
AT&T 5ESS Custom
■
DMS 100 and National ISDN
■
Siemens EWSD
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AT&T 5ESS Switch
To order ISDN service for an AT&T 5ESS switch, provide the telephone
company with the information in Table A-1.
Table A-1
Ordering ISDN Service for an AT&T 5ESS Switch
Required Information
Specification
Line type
National ISDN 1 line
Line code
2B1Q (2B+D)
Interface type
S/T interface with NT1 and RJ-45 jack
Maximum terminals (MAXTERM)
1
Maximum B channels (MAXB CHNL)
2
Actual user
Yes
Circuit-switched data
2
Circuit-switched data channel
Any
Terminal type
A-Basic or E-Type (data only) Terminal
Display
No
Circuit-switched data limit
2
Voice or data
Data
Call appearance
Idle
DN (directory number) must be set as follows:
Parameter
Setting
B1
Circuit-switched data
B2
Circuit-switched data
D
Signaling only
MAXTERM
1
MAXB CHNL
2
ACT USR
Y
CSD
2
CSD CHL
Any
TERMTYP
TYPEA or TYPEE
Display
No
CSD Limit
2
CA PREF
1
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North American Switch Provisioning Tables
AT&T 5ESS Custom
Switch
A-5
To order ISDN service for an AT&T 5ESS custom switch, provide the
telephone company with the information in Table A-2.
Table A-2
Ordering ISDN Service for an AT&T 5ESS Custom Switch
Required Information
Specification
Line type
ISDN line with point-to-point configuration
Line code
2B1Q (2B+D)
Interface type
S/T interface with NT1 and RJ-45 jack
Maximum terminals (MAXTERM)
1
Maximum B channels (MAXB CHNL)
2
Circuit-switched data (CSD)
2
Circuit-switched data channel (CSD
CHL)
Any
Terminal type (TERMTYP)
A-Basic or E-Type (data only) Terminal
Display
No
Voice or data
Data
Call appearance preference
Idle
DN must be set as follows:
Parameter
Setting
B1
Circuit-switched data
B2
Circuit-switched data
D
Signaling only
ACT USR
Yes
TERMTYP
TYPEA or TYPEE
CSD Limit
2
CA PREF
1
A point-to-point configuration on a SuperStack II bridge/router or
boundary router is selected by setting the SPIDn1 and SPIDn2
parameters to none.
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DMS 100 and
National ISDN
To order ISDN service for a DMS 100 or National ISDN switch, provide
the telephone company with the information in Table A-3.
Table A-3
Ordering ISDN Service for a DMS 100 Switch
Required Information
Specification
Line type
DMS 100 or National ISDN 1line (in North
America)
Line code
2B1Q (2B+D)
Interface type
S/T interface with NT1 and RJ-45 jack
Circuit-switched option
Yes
Bearer Restriction option
No packet mode data (NOPMD)
Protocol
Functional version 0 (PVC 0) for DMS 100
Functional version 2 (PVC 2) for National ISDN
SPID suffix
1 in North America only
Terminal endpoint identifier (TEI)
Dynamic
Ring
No
Key system (EKTS)
No
Voice or data
Data
DN must be set as follows:
Parameter
Setting
B1
Circuit-switched data
B2
Circuit-switched data
D
Signaling only
MAXTERM
1
MAXB CHNL
2
ACT USR
Y
CSD
2
CSD CHL
Any
Display
No
CSD Limit
2
CA PREF
1
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SPIDs
Siemens EWSD
Switch
To order ISDN service for a Siemens EWSD switch, provide the phone
company with the information in Table A-3.
Table A-4
SPIDs
A-7
Ordering ISDN Service for a Siemens EWSD Switch
Required Information
Specification
Line Type
National ISDN 1 line
Line Code
2B+D
Interface Type
S/T interface with NT1 and RJ-45 jack
Circuit-switched Option
Yes
Bearer Restriction Option
No packet mode data (NOPMD)
Protocol
PPP
SPID suffix
1
Terminal Endpoint Identifier (TEI)
Dynamic
Ring
No
Maximum Keys
64
Key System (EKTS)
No
Voice or Data
Data
Lower Layer Compatibility Option for Data
B channels
When you request services, you may also need the following information
about SPIDs and other service attributes:
■
Request multipoint, initializing terminal service; the maximum number
of terminals is two. The service provider supplies you with two SPIDs.
■
If you request ISDN service from an AT&T 5ESS service provider and
the switch is running custom (or non-national ISDN 1) software, the
format is:
01 + 7-digit telephone number + 1-digit suffix.
■
If you request a different telephone number for each B channel, the
suffix can be the same. A suffix of 0 is typical in this case. If you
decide to use the same telephone number for both B channels, use a
different suffix so that the two SPIDs are unique.
■
If you request NI-1 (national ISDN 1) service from an AT&T 5ESS
service provider, the format is:
01 + 7-digit telephone number + 1-digit suffix + 2-digit TID (terminal
identifier).
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■
The SPID numbers must be unique. The 2-digit TID can be any
number from 0 to 62. The TID has no effect on the operation of the
SuperStack II bridge/router, but it is a necessary part of the SPID that
the bridge/router uses to gain access to the ISDN network.
■
If you request ISDN service from a Northern Telecom DMS-100
service provider, the format is:
Area code + 7-digit telephone number + 0 to 8 digit suffix + 2 digit
TID.
NT1s and Power
Supplies
■
The TID can be any number from 0 to 62, but needs to be unique
so that the SPIDs are also unique. This format applies when the
switch is running Custom and NI-1 (North American 3) versions of
software.
■
If you order AT&T 5ESS ISDN services, choose either a Type A or
Type E terminal. The Type E terminal is preferable because it is for
data only.
■
Do not request supplementary services, such as autohold or
conference, because a SuperStack II bridge/router does not support
them.
North American telephone companies require an NT1 and a power
supply for every ISDN line. Your service provider or telephone company
can provide you with an NT1 and power supply for a small monthly
fee. However, you may prefer to purchase it from an ISDN equipment
vendor. The NT1 and power supply may come in a single, standalone
box or the two may be in separate units. In this discussion, the two
units together are referred to as an NT1.
Telephone companies in North America use two kinds of NT1s,
differentiated by the data encoding scheme used in transmitting data
between the NT1 and the telephone company’s equipment. The two
data encoding schemes are 2B1Q (two bits mapped into one
quaternary symbol) and alternate mark inversion (AMI). The 2B1Q
scheme is the dominant method in use today. The AMI scheme is older
and rarely used.
Two power sources are available from an NT1 for CPE equipment. An
ISDN telephone uses one power source. The SuperStack II
bridge/router does not use either source. Instead, it detects the
presence or absence of phantom power and can determine whether or
not a telephone cord is plugged in.
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Ordering German ISDN BRI Services
A-9
Not all NT1s provide phantom power; for example, the AMI NT1 from
AT&T does not. If you connect the SuperStack II bridge/router to an
NT1 that does not provide phantom power, you must turn off phantom
power detection before you can dial successfully. Turn off phantom
power detection by setting -PATH PhantomPower to Disable. For more
information on this parameter, refer to the software reference guide.
Ordering German
ISDN BRI Services
To order German ISDN services for a SuperStack II bridge/router, follow
these steps:
1 Acquire a form entitled “Telefondienstauftrag im ISDN
(Euro-ISDN-Anschluß)” from the Telekom.
2 At the top of the form, select “Neuanschluß.”
3 Under “Auftraggeber,” provide the requested information.
4 Under “Anschluß,” specify “Basisanschluß als Standardanschluß.”
By specifying “Basisanschluß als Standardanschluß, “ you are requesting
standard basic rate interface (BRI) service. Under “Anschrift Standort,”
provide the requested information.
5 Under “Anschlußnutzung,” specify “Mehrgeräteanschluß.”
By specifying “Mehrgeräteanschluß,” you are requesting a connection
for multiple types of equipment, such as bridge/routers, telephones,
faxes, and computers.
6 Sign your name at the bottom of the form.
The SuperStack II bridge/router software does not currently support
the 1TR6 switch type. If you have an existing 1TR6 connection, request
that the connection be changed to a Euro-ISDN connection using this
form. In case the Telekom requests this information, the approval
number for Germany (Bundesamt Für Zulassungen In Der
Telekommunikation) is A115352E.
When ordering ISDN lines in Germany, make sure to order
point-to-multipoint ISDN lines. The SuperStack II bridge/router does not
support point-to-point configurations when attached to the German
ISDN network.
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B
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
3Com provides easy access to technical support information through a
variety of services. This appendix describes these services.
Information contained in this appendix is correct at time of
publication. For the very latest, we recommend that you access 3Com
Corporation’s World Wide Web site as described below.
Online Technical
Services
World Wide Web Site
3Com offers worldwide product support 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, through the following online systems:
■
World Wide Web site
■
3Com Bulletin Board Service (3ComBBS)
■
3ComFactsSM automated fax service
■
3ComForum on CompuServe® online service
Access the latest networking information on 3Com Corporation’s World
Wide Web site by entering our URL into your Internet browser:
http://www.3Com.com/
This service features the latest information about 3Com solutions and
technologies, customer service and support, news about the company,
NetAge® Magazine, and more.
3Com Bulletin Board
Service
3ComBBS contains patches, software, and drivers for all 3Com
products, as well as technical articles. This service is available through
analog modem or digital modem (ISDN) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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APPENDIX B: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Access by Analog Modem
To reach the service by modem, set your modem to 8 data bits, no
parity, and 1 stop bit. Call the telephone number nearest you:
Country
Data Rate
Telephone Number
Australia
up to 14400 bps
61 2 9955 2073
Brazil
up to 14400 bps
55 11 547 9666
France
up to 14400 bps
33 1 6986 6954
Germany
up to 28800 bps
4989 62732 188
Hong Kong
up to 14400 bps
852 2537 5608
Italy (fee required)
up to 14400 bps
39 2 27300680
Japan
up to 14400 bps
81 3 3345 7266
Mexico
up to 28800 bps
52 5 520 7853
P. R. of China
up to 14400 bps
86 10 684 92351
Singapore
up to 14400 bps
65 534 5693
Taiwan
up to 14400 bps
886 2 377 5840
U.K.
up to 28800 bps
44 1442 438278
U.S.A.
up to 28800 bps
1 408 980 8204
Access by Digital Modem
ISDN users can dial in to 3ComBBS using a digital modem for fast
access up to 56 Kbps. To access 3ComBBS using ISDN, use the
following number:
408 654 2703
3ComFacts
Automated Fax
Service
3Com Corporation’s interactive fax service, 3ComFacts, provides data
sheets, technical articles, diagrams, and troubleshooting instructions on
3Com products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call 3ComFacts using your Touch-Tone telephone using one of these
international access numbers:
Country
Telephone Number
Hong Kong
852 2537 5610
U.K.
44 1442 438279
U.S.A.
1 408 727 7021
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Support from Your Network Supplier
B-3
Local access numbers are available within the following countries:
3ComForum on
CompuServe Online
Service
Country
Telephone
Number
Country
Telephone
Number
Australia
1800 678 515
Netherlands
06 0228049
Belgium
0800 71279
New Zealand
0800 446 398
Denmark
800 17319
Norway
800 11062
Finland
98 001 4444
Portugal
0505 442 607
France
05 90 81 58
Russia (Moscow only)
956 0815
Germany
0130 81 80 63
Singapore
800 6161 463
Hong Kong
800 933 486
Spain
900 964 445
Italy
1678 99085
Sweden
020 792954
Malaysia
1800 801 777
U.K.
0800 626403
3ComForum is a CompuServe-based service containing patches,
software, drivers, and technical articles about all 3Com products, as
well as a messaging section for peer support. To use 3ComForum, you
need a CompuServe account.
To use 3ComForum:
1 Log on to CompuServe.
2 Type go threecom
3 Press [Return] to see the 3ComForum main menu.
Support from Your
Network Supplier
If additional assistance is required, contact your network supplier.
Many suppliers are authorized 3Com service partners who are qualified
to provide a variety of services, including network planning, installation,
hardware maintenance, application training, and support services.
When you contact your network supplier for assistance, have the
following information ready:
■
Diagnostic error messages
■
A list of system hardware and software, including revision levels
■
Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable
If you are unable to contact your network supplier, see the following
section on how to contact 3Com.
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APPENDIX B: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Support from 3Com
If you are unable to receive support from your network supplier,
technical support contracts are available from 3Com.
Contact your local 3Com sales office to find your authorized service
provider using one of these numbers:
Regional Sales Office
3Com Corporation
P.O. Box 58145
5400 Bayfront Plaza
Santa Clara, California
95052-8145
U.S.A.
3Com Asia Limited
Australia
Telephone Number
800 NET 3Com or 1 408 764 5000
408 764 5001 (fax)
Korea
Malaysia
New Zealand
Phillippines
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand
61 2 9937 5000 (Sydney)
61 3 9866 8022 (Melbourne)
8610 68492568 (Beijing)
86 21 63740220 Ext 6115
(Shanghai)
852 2501 1111
91 11 644 3974
6221 572 2088
81 6 536 3303 (Osaka)
81 3 3345 7251 (Tokyo)
822 2 319 4711
60 3 732 7910
64 9 366 9138
632 892 4476
65 538 9368
886 2 377 5850
662 231 8151 4
3Com Benelux B.V.
Belgium
Netherlands
32 2 725 0202
31 30 6029700
3Com Canada
Calgary
Montreal
Ottawa
Toronto
Vancouver
403
514
613
416
604
3Com European HQ
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
3Com France
Regional Sales Office
3Com GmbH
Austria
Czech Republic/Slovak
Republic
Germany
(Central European HQ)
Hungary
Poland
Switzerland
Telephone Number
43 1 513 4323
420 2 21845 800
49
49
36
48
41
30 34 98790 (Berlin)
89 627320 (Munich)
1 250 83 41
22 6451351
31 996 14 14
3Com Ireland
353 1 820 7077
3Com Latin America
U.S. Headquarters
Northern Latin America
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
Venezuela
408 326 2093
305 261 3266 (Miami, Florida)
541 312 3266
55 11 546 0869
562 633 9242
571 629 4110
52 5 520 7841/7847
51 1 221 5399
58 2 953 8122
3Com Mediterraneo
Italy
Spain
39 2 253011 (Milan)
39 6 5279941 (Rome)
34 1 383 17 00
3Com Middle East
971 4 349049
3Com Nordic AB
Denmark
Finland
Norway
Sweden
45 39 27 85 00
358 0 435 420 67
47 22 18 40 03
46 8 632 56 00
3Com Russia
007 095 258 09 40
49 89 627320
3Com Southern Africa
27 11 807 4397
33 1 69 86 68 00
3Com UK Ltd.
44 131 220 8228 (Edinburgh)
44 161 873 7717 (Manchester)
44 162 889 7000 (Marlow)
265
683
566
498
434
3266
3266
7055
3266
3266
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Returning Products for Repair
Returning Products
for Repair
B-5
Before you send a product directly to 3Com for repair, you must first
obtain a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number. Products sent
to 3Com without RMA numbers will be returned to the sender
unopened, at the sender’s expense.
To obtain an RMA number, call or fax:
04/22/97
Country
Telephone Number
Fax Number
U.S.A. and Canada
1 800 876 3266, option 2
408 764 7120
Latin America
1 408 326 2927
408 764 7120
Europe, South Africa, and
Middle East
44 1442 438125
44 1442 435822
Outside Europe, U.S.A., and
Canada
1 408 326 2926
1 408 764 7120
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INDEX
AT&T 5ESS switch
custom, ordering A-5
standard, ordering A-4
auxiliary power 2-8
chassis panels 2-2
CompuServe B-3
connectors
STP 2-7
token ring 2-6, 2-7
UTP 2-6
console
attaching 1-11
cables 2-3
conventions
notice icons, About This Guide 1
cover
reinstalling 3-3
removing 3-1
B
D
Numerics
3Com Bulletin Board Service (3ComBBS) B-1
3Com sales offices B-4
3Com URL B-1
3ComFacts B-2
3ComForum B-3
A
back panel 2-3
bulletin board service B-1
C
cables
console 2-3
ISDN 2-20
modem 2-6
PC 2-4
RS-232 to RS-232 DCE 2-17
RS-232 to RS-232 direct connect 2-18
STP 2-7
terminal 2-5
token ring 2-6
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 DCE 2-15
UNIVERSAL to RS-232 direct connect 2-16
UTP 2-6
V.35 adapter 2-11
V.35 DCE straight-through 2-9
V.35 direct connect 2-10
V.36 DCE 2-13
V.36 direct connect 2-14
X.21 adapter 2-19
cabling
console 1-11
ISDN 1-6
serial connectors 1-7
token ring 1-6
DCE-like mode 1-7
deleted image files 4-2
DMS 100 switch, ordering A-6
DRAM 2-1
DTE mode 1-7
E
equipment required 1-1
F
fax service. See 3ComFacts
feet, attaching 1-3
flash memory 2-1
front panel 2-2
G
German ISDN BRI services A-9
H
hardware interrupt switch 2-3
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INDEX
I
R
IBM cluster controller 1-7
installing
in a rack 1-4
on a tabletop 1-3
stacking with brackets 1-4
ISDN
acquiring telecommunication services A-9
cable 2-20
German BRI services A-9
information sheet A-2
North American BRI services A-1
phantom power A-9
provisioning tables A-3
SPIDs A-7
rack-mount installation 1-4
rack-mount kit 1-3
Redundant Power System (RPS)
attaching 1-10
cable 1-10
required equipment 1-1
returning products for repair B-5
RS-232 cable
RS-232 to RS-232 DCE 2-17
RS-232 to RS-232 direct connect 2-18
UNIVERSAL to DCE 2-15
UNIVERSAL to direct connect 2-16
S
L
LEDs
meanings 4-3
normal 4-1
loading software, troubleshooting 4-2
M
memory
installing 3-2
upgrading 2-1, 3-1
model features 2-1
modem cable 2-6
modem eliminator 1-5
monitor utility 2-3
mounting
in a rack 1-4
on a tabletop 1-3
stacking units 1-4
N
National switch, ordering A-6
network supplier support B-3
NT1 1-6, A-8
O
online technical services B-1
P
PC cable 2-4
PhantomPower parameter A-9
physical specifications 2-21
power supply redundancy 1-10
power, turning off 1-12
serial connector
active ports 2-1
cabling information 1-7
DCE-like mode 1-8
DTE mode 1-8
shipping carton contents 1-1
shutting down 1-12
Siemens EWSD switch, ordering A-7
software recovery 1-2
specifications 2-21
SPIDs A-7
stacking units with mounting brackets 1-4
STP
cable 2-7
connector 2-7
switches
AT&T 5ESS A-4
AT&T 5ESS (custom) A-5
DMS 100 A-6
National A-6
Siemens EWSD A-7
T
tabletop installation 1-3
technical support
3Com URL B-1
bulletin board service B-1
fax service B-2
network suppliers B-3
product repair B-5
using CompuServe B-3
terminal
configuration settings 1-11
terminal cable 2-5
token ring
cables 2-6, 2-7
connectors 2-6, 2-7
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INDEX
token ring connection, troubleshooting 4-4
troubleshooting
deleted image files 4-2
during test phase 4-2
LED meanings 4-3
load errors 4-2
load phase 4-2
token ring connection 4-4
U
upgrading memory 3-1
URL B-1
UTP
cable 2-6
connector 2-6
V
V.35 cable
adapter 2-11
DCE straight-through 2-9
direct connect 2-10
V.36 cable
DCE 2-13
direct connect 2-14
W
World Wide Web (WWW) B-1
X
X.21 adapter cable 2-19
3
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INDEX
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3Com Corporation
HARDWARE
LIMITED WARRANTY
3Com warrants its hardware products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under
normal use and service, for the following lengths of time from the date of purchase from 3Com or its
Authorized Reseller:
Network adapters
Lifetime
Other hardware products (unless otherwise specified above)
1 year
Spare parts and spares kits
90 days
If a product does not operate as warranted above during the applicable warranty period, 3Com shall, at
its option and expense, repair the defective product or part, deliver to Customer an equivalent product or
part to replace the defective item, or refund to Customer the purchase price paid for the defective
product. All products that are replaced will become the property of 3Com. Replacement products may be
new or reconditioned. Any replaced or repaired product or part has a ninety (90) day warranty or the
remainder of the initial warranty period, whichever is longer.
3Com shall not be responsible for any software, firmware, information, or memory data of Customer
contained in, stored on, or integrated with any products returned to 3Com for repair, whether under
warranty or not.
SOFTWARE
3Com warrants that the software programs licensed from it will perform in substantial conformance to the
program specifications therefor for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from 3Com or
its Authorized Reseller. 3Com warrants the media containing software against failure during the warranty
period. No updates are provided. 3Com’s sole obligation with respect to this express warranty shall be (at
3Com’s discretion) to refund the purchase price paid by Customer for any defective software products, or
to replace any defective media with software which substantially conforms to 3Com’s applicable published
specifications. Customer assumes responsibility for the selection of the appropriate applications program
and associated reference materials. 3Com makes no warranty or representation that its software products
will work in combination with any hardware or applications software products provided by third-parties,
that the operation of the software products will be uninterrupted or error free, or that all defects in the
software products will be corrected. For any third-party products listed in the 3Com software product
documentation or specifications as being compatible, 3Com will make reasonable efforts to provide
compatibility, except where the noncompatibility is caused by a “bug” or defect in the third-party’s
product.
STANDARD WARRANTY
SERVICE
Standard warranty service for hardware products may be obtained by delivering the defective product,
accompanied by a copy of the dated proof of purchase, to 3Com’s Corporate Service Center or to an
Authorized 3Com Service Center during the applicable warranty period. Standard warranty service for
software products may be obtained by telephoning 3Com’s Corporate Service Center or an Authorized
3Com Service Center, within the warranty period. Products returned to 3Com’s Corporate Service Center
must be pre-authorized by 3Com with a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number marked on the
outside of the package, and sent prepaid, insured, and packaged appropriately for safe shipment. The
repaired or replaced item will be shipped to Customer, at 3Com’s expense, not later than thirty (30) days
after receipt of the defective product by 3Com.
WARRANTIES EXCLUSIVE
IF A 3COM PRODUCT DOES NOT OPERATE AS WARRANTED ABOVE, CUSTOMER’S SOLE REMEDY FOR
BREACH OF THAT WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE
PAID, AT 3COM’S OPTION. TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND
REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, TERMS, OR CONDITIONS,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EITHER IN FACT OR BY OPERATION OF LAW, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES, TERMS, OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, AND SATISFACTORY QUALITY. 3COM NEITHER ASSUMES NOR AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER
PERSON TO ASSUME FOR IT ANY OTHER LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION,
MAINTENANCE, OR USE OF ITS PRODUCTS.
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3COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY IF ITS TESTING AND EXAMINATION DISCLOSE
THAT THE ALLEGED DEFECT IN THE PRODUCT DOES NOT EXIST OR WAS CAUSED BY CUSTOMER’S OR
ANY THIRD PERSON’S MISUSE, NEGLECT, IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR TESTING, UNAUTHORIZED
ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR OR MODIFY, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE,
OR BY ACCIDENT, FIRE, LIGHTNING, OR OTHER HAZARD.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, 3COM ALSO EXCLUDES FOR ITSELF AND ITS SUPPLIERS ANY
LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), FOR INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE
OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS ARISING
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE, USE, PERFORMANCE,
FAILURE, OR INTERRUPTION OF ITS PRODUCTS, EVEN IF 3COM OR ITS AUTHORIZED RESELLER HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND LIMITS ITS LIABILITY TO REPAIR, REPLACEMENT,
OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID, AT 3COM’S OPTION. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY FOR
DAMAGES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED IF ANY REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN SHALL FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL
PURPOSE.
Some countries, states, or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or the
limitation of incidental or consequential damages for certain products supplied to consumers or the
limitation for personal injury, so the above limitations and exclusions may be limited in their application to
you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights which may vary depending on local law.
GOVERNING LAW
This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the state of California.
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