User guide | 3Com 09-1457-000 Network Card User Manual

3Com Megahertz
10 Mbps LAN PC Card
User Guide
http://www.3com.com/
Part No. 09-1457-000
October 1998
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CONTENTS
1 INSTALLING THE LAN PC CARDS
Before You Begin 2
Connecting the 3CCE589ET LAN PC Card 2
Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card 3
Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card 4
Connecting the 3CXE589EC PC Card 5
Detaching the PC Card Cable and PC Card COMBO Cable
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2 INSTALLING THE NETWORK DRIVER
Before You Install the Network Driver 7
Which Driver Installation Instructions Should You Use?
Windows 98 and Windows 95 8
Windows 98 8
Windows 95 10
Windows 95 OSR 2 10
Confirming Installation 11
Windows 95 Version 4.00.950A 12
Windows NT 12
Windows NT 4.0 Installation without Networking
Installed 13
Windows NT 4.0 Installation with Networking Installed
Windows NT Version 3.51 16
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (WFW) 17
Before You Begin 17
Installing the Network Driver 18
AutoLink for Windows 3.x, Windows for Workgroups, and
DOS 19
Installing the Windows CE 2.0 Driver 20
Supported Network Drivers 21
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3 TROUBLESHOOTING
LEDs 23
Accessing the LAN PC Card Help System 24
DOS Diagnostics Program 25
Resolving Hardware Resource Conflicts 25
Windows 98 and Windows 95 25
Windows NT 4.0 26
Frequently Asked Questions 27
Troubleshooting Tips 29
4 CHANGING CONFIGURATION
Configuration Settings 31
Configuration Setting Descriptions 32
Changing Configuration 33
Windows 98 and Windows 95 33
Changing I/O Base Address, Interrupt Request Level (IRQ), or
Memory Range 33
Changing Network Driver Optimization, Duplex, NDIS Driver
Version, or Transceiver Type 34
Windows NT 4.0 34
DOS Configuration Program 34
5 DYNAMICACCESS
Using DynamicAccess Software Version 1.5 with the Edge
Monitor System 36
Setting a dRMON Password 37
A SPECIFICATIONS
B TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Online Technical Services 41
World Wide Web Site 41
3Com FTP Site 41
3Com Bulletin Board Service 42
3ComFacts Automated Fax Service 43
Support from Your Network Supplier 43
Support from 3Com 43
Returning Products for Repair 45
INDEX
3COM CORPORATION LIMITED WARRANTY
FCC CLASS B STATEMENT
FCC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
INDUSTRY CANADA CLASS B EMMISSION COMPLIANCE
STATEMENT
AVIS DE CONFORMITÉ À LA RÉGLEMENTATION
D’INDUSTRIE CANADA
3COM END USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
FIGURES
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3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Cards 1
Connecting the 3CCE589ET PC Card 2
Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card 3
Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card 4
Connecting the 3CXE589EC PC Card 5
Network Cable and PC Card COMBO Cable LEDs
XJACK LAN PC Card LED 24
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TABLES
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Network Driver Text File Names
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LED Description 24
Frequently Asked Questions
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Option Settings
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PC Cards Specifications 39
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INSTALLING THE LAN
PC CARDS
The 3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Cards (models
3CCE589EC, 3CCE589ET, 3CXE589EC, and 3CXE589ET)
connect your notebook to an Ethernet network.
The PC Card models are the same except for the connectors.
Figure 1 3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Cards
These LAN PC Cards automatically operate at 10 Mbps
when connected to an Ethernet hub.
This chapter describes how to install a LAN PC Card in your
notebook and connect it to the network.
After you install the PC Card, follow the instructions in
Chapter 2 to install the driver so you can login to the
network.
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CHAPTER 1: INSTALLING THE LAN PC CARDS
Before You Begin
Make sure that you have an available PC Card slot in your
notebook and these items:
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3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Card
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Cable that shipped with your PC Card
3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Card User Guide
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2 LAN Installation Disks
If any of these items are missing from the LAN PC Card
package, contact your PC Card supplier.
Connecting the 3CCE589ET LAN PC Card
1 Remove all PC Cards from your notebook and turn it on.
2 Connect the PC Card cable to the PC Card ➀.
Figure 2 Connecting the 3CCE589ET PC Card
3 Connect the RJ-45 connector to the network port ➁.
4 Insert the PC Card ➂ into the PC Card slot and slide it
all the way in.
CAUTION: Do not force the PC Card into the slot or you
may bend the pins inside the slot.
You may see Windows prompts for driver installation.Go to
Chapter 2 to install the network driver.
Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card
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Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card
1 Remove PC Cards from your notebook and turn it on.
2 If you are using the RJ-45 connector, connect the PC
Card COMBO cable to the 3CCE589EC PC Card.
a Connect one RJ-45 connector on the network cable to
the PC Card COMBO cable.
b Insert the other RJ-45 connector into the network port.
c Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot and slide it all
the way in.
You may see prompts for driver installation.
d Go to Chapter 2 to install the network driver that allows
you to login to the network.
3 If you are using the BNC T-connector, connect the PC
Card COMBO cable ➀ to the 3CCE589EC PC Card.
a Connect the BNC T-connector to the PC Card COMBO
cable ➁.
You must supply your own BNC T-connector.
Figure 3 Connecting the 3CCE589EC PC Card
b Connect the BNC T-connector to the Ethernet cable ➂.
c Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot ➃ and slide it all
the way in.
CAUTION: Do not force the PC Card into the slot or you
may bend the pins inside the slot.
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You may see prompts for driver installation. Go to Chapter 2
to install the network driver that allows you to login to the
network.
Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card
1 Remove all PC Cards from your notebook and turn it on.
2 Insert one RJ-45 connector on the network cable ➀
into the 3CXE589ET PC Card XJACK® connector.
Figure 4 Connecting the 3CXE589ET PC Card
3 Insert the other RJ-45 connector into the network
port ➁.
4 Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot ➂ and slide it
all the way in.
CAUTION: Do not force the PC Card into the slot or you
may bend the pins inside the slot.
You may see Windows prompts for driver installation.
Go to Chapter 2 to install the network driver that allows
you to login to the network.
Connecting the 3CXE589EC PC Card
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Connecting the 3CXE589EC PC Card
1 Remove all PC Cards from your notebook and turn it on.
2 If you are using the XJACK RJ-45 connector, connect
one RJ-45 connector on the network cable to the
3CXE589EC PC Card XJACK connector ➀, as shown
in Figure 4.
a Insert the other RJ-45 connector into the network
port ➁.
b Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot ➂ and slide it all
the way in.
You may see Windows prompts for driver installation.
c Go to Chapter 2 to install the network driver that allows
you to login to the network.
3 If you are using the BNC T-connector, connect the PC
Card COMBO cable ➀ to the 3CXE589EC PC Card.
a Connect the BNC T-connector to the PC Card COMBO
cable ➁.
You must supply your own BNC T-connector.
Figure 5 Connecting the 3CXE589EC PC Card
b Connect the BNC T-connector to the Ethernet cable ➂.
c Insert the PC Card into the PC Card slot ➃ and slide it all
the way in.
You may see Windows prompts for driver installation.
Go to Chapter 2 to install the network driver that allows
you to login to the network.
Detaching the PC Card Cable and PC Card COMBO Cable
To detach the PC Card cable and PC Card COMBO cable
from the PC Card, squeeze the sides of the connector. The
cable detaches from the PC Card easily.
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INSTALLING THE
NETWORK DRIVER
This chapter describes how to install the 3Com network
driver for Windows 98, Windows 95,Windows NT, Windows
for Workgroups, and DOS.
See Table 1 on the last page of this chapter for information
about Banyan Vines, Microsoft LAN Manager, IBM LAN
Server (DOS and OS/2), Artisoft LANtastic, DEC PATHWORKS,
NetWare and OS/2, Windows for Workgroups, DOS, and
Windows CE 2.0.
The latest network drivers are available in the Support area
on 3Com’s World Wide Web site:
http://www.3Com.com/
Before You Install the Network Driver
Make sure that the PC Card is installed in your notebook
and connected to the network before you install any
network driver.
Which Driver Installation Instructions Should You Use?
Ask your MIS department which network driver instructions
you should use. Instructions are provided in this chapter for
each of the following environments:
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Windows 98
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Windows 95 version 4.00.950B (OSR 2)
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Windows 95 version 4.00.950 or 4.00.950A
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Windows NT version 4.0
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Windows NT version 3.51
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Windows for Workgroups
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AutoLink™ for Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups,
and DOS
Go to the section for your notebook environment to install
the driver.
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CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE NETWORK DRIVER
Windows 98 and Windows 95
This section describes how to install the network driver when
your notebook is running Windows 98 or Windows 95. You
need the Windows 98 or 95 system installation files (either
on hard disk, floppy diskettes, or CD) to complete the
installation.
3Com includes the NDIS 5, NDIS 4, and the NDIS 3 network
drivers on LAN Installation Disk 1. The 3Com software
automatically detects which Windows version is installed
on your notebook and loads the correct driver.
The NDIS 5 driver works with Windows 98.
The NDIS 4 driver works with Windows 95 OSR 2 (version
4.00.950B) but not with earlier versions of Windows 95.
You must use the latest NDIS.VXD (8/24/96 or later) to use
the NDIS 4 driver with Windows 95 OSR 2.
The NDIS 3 driver works with Windows 95 and Windows
95 OSR 2.
The following instructions assume that you have not installed
any other network adapter in the machine.
If you have been using a network connection on your
computer, some of the following instructions may not
apply or may produce different results. Refer to your MIS
department or system manager for instructions.
Windows 98
“Windows 98” appears on the boot up screen when
WIndows 98 is installed on your PC.
1 Make sure the LAN PC Card is installed and connected
to the network as described in Chapter 1.
2 Turn on your notebook and start Windows 98.
Windows 98 automatically detects the LAN PC Card. It
opens a New Hardware Found window and starts collecting
information for a driver information database.
Windows 98
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3 When Windows 98 is ready to configure the new
hardware, it opens the Add New Hardware Wizard
window.
The window states that Windows will search for new drivers
for 3Com Megahertz 589E.
4 Click Next.
A new window appears asking what you want Windows
to do.
5 Select Search for the best driver for your device and
click Next.
6 Select Floppy disk drives, insert LAN Installation Disk 1,
and click Next.
After the hardware wizard finds the installation files on the
diskette, it displays 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card (589E)
(Ethernet).
7 Click Next to copy the required files and build a driver
information database.
8 If prompted, insert the Windows 98 CD.
The Windows 98 files may be located on the hard drive in
the folder C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS.
9 Click OK to copy the files required.
Please wait while the system checks your current network
configuration. The required time depends on your settings
for network software components.
A windows appears stating that Windows has finished
installing the software that your new hardware device
requires.
10 Click Finish.
11 Remove LAN Installation Disk 1 from the floppy drive
and reboot the notebook.
Driver installation is complete.
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CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE NETWORK DRIVER
Windows 95
This section includes different installation procedures for
Windows 95 version A and Windows 95 version B (also
called OSR 2). To find out which version you are running:
1 In the Windows Control Panel, double-click System to
display the System Properties dialog box.
2 Click the General Tab to display the Windows 95
version information.
If your Windows 95 version is 4.00.950B (OSR 2), you are
using Windows 95 OSR 2.
If your Windows 95 version is 4.00.950 or 4.00.950A, you
are using Windows 95.
Windows 95 OSR 2
1 Make sure the LAN PC Card is installed and connected
to the network as described in Chapter 1.
2 Turn on your computer.
The Update Device Driver wizard detects the card and
displays 3Com Megahertz 589E.
3 Insert LAN Installation Disk 1 and click OK.
The following message appears: “Windows found the
following updated driver for this device: 3Com Megahertz
LAN PC Card (589E) (Ethernet)”.
4 Click Finish to accept the driver.
Windows displays the message: “The file net589a.inf on
3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card Installation Disk could not be
found. The default directory was C:Windows\Options\Cabs.”
5 Enter a: and click OK.
If the software prompts for computer name and workgroup
name, enter the information as supplied by your MIS
department and click OK.
6 If prompted, insert the Windows 95 CD.
The Windows 95 files may be located on the hard drive in
the folder C:\windows\options\cabs.
Windows 95 OSR 2
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7 Click OK to copy the required files.
The Update Device Driver wizard may prompt for Windows
95 files, and report that the drivers could not be found. If
this happens, enter A:\ as the location of the files so the
wizard can read them from LAN Installation Disk 1.
When installation is complete, Windows 95 asks if you
want to restart your computer.
8 Remove LAN Installation Disk 1 and click Yes.
When the software restarts, it prompts for your user name
and password.
9 Enter your user name and password as supplied by
your MIS department.
10 Click OK.
11 When prompted to verify your password, retype it
and click OK.
The Network Neighborhood icon appears on your desktop.
12 Double-click the Network Neighborhood icon to
access the network.
Confirming Installation
1 Double-click the My Computer icon.
2 Double-click the Control Panel icon.
3 Double-click the System icon.
The System Properties box appears, detailing your system
setup.
4 Click the Device Manager tab.
A list of devices appears, arranged by type.
5 Double-click Network Adapters.
The PC Card name appears confirming successful installation:
3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card (589E) (Ethernet)
6 Double-click 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card to display
a description of LAN PC Card and its current status.
The dialog box confirms that the PC Card is working properly.
7 Click the Cancel button to leave each dialog box and
return to the Control Panel.
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CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE NETWORK DRIVER
Windows 95 Version 4.00.950A
This section describes how to install the NDIS network driver
when your notebook is running Windows 95 4.00.950A.
1 Make sure the PC Card is installed and connected to
the network, as described in Chapter 1.
The New Hardware Found window appears and states that
it has detected the 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card (589E)
(Ethernet).
2 Insert LAN Installation Disk 1.
3 Select Driver from Disk provided by manufacturer
and click OK.
The Install from Disk window appears.
4 Click OK to copy the manufacturers files from a:\.
If Windows 95 files are requested, enter the path to the
files (typically C:\windows\options\cabs)and click OK.
5 Remove the LAN Installation Disk 1 and restart the PC
to log into the network.
Windows NT
Before you begin, obtain LAN Installation Disk 1 shipped
with your LAN PC Card and the Windows NT installation
files (on hard disk or CD).
If Windows NT networking is not installed, you also need
the following information from your MIS department.
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Are you on a local area network or are you using a
modem?
Protocol used in the Microsoft Windows network
(NWLink IPX/SPX compatible transport, TCP/IP protocol,
NetBEUI protocol)
Name of the NT Server domain or workgroup you
belong to
IP address if you are not using DHCP
The 3Com software automatically detects which version of
Windows NT your are running and installs the correct driver.
Windows NT
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Windows NT 4.0 Installation without Networking Installed
If you have networking installed, go to the next section to
install the driver.
1 In the Control Panel, double-click Network.
The system prompts:”Windows NT Networking is not
installed. Do you want to install it now?”
2 Click Yes.
This opens the Windows NT network Setup Wizard.
3 Check Wired to the network and click Next.
Windows prompts “To have setup start searching for a
network adapter”.
4 Click Select from List.
5 Click Have Disk.
6 Insert LAN Installation Disk 1 into the floppy drive
and click OK.
7 When the Select OEM Option window opens, select
3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card (Ethernet) and click OK.
The Network Adapters list shows the 3Com Megahertz
LAN PC Card with a check mark on it.
8 Click Next to continue.
9 In the Network Protocols list, place a check mark next
to each network protocol that Windows NT will use
and click Next.
Most Microsoft NT networks use the NWLink IPX/SPX
Compatible Transport. If you are not sure, ask your system
administrator or MIS department.
10 In the Network Services window, place a check mark
in the box next to each desired service.
11 Click Next to continue.
12 Click Next to install the selected components.
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13 When prompted, enter the path to the Windows NT
installation files (for example, D:\I386 on the NT CD)
and click Continue.
On some notebooks, you may be prompted for NT files
again when files from LAN Installation Disk 1 are required.
If the files in the NT folder are still not found, enter the path
to the floppy drive (for example, a:\) and click Continue.
14 In the 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card dialog box,
enter the Network settings for the PC card and click
Continue.
Select the settings appropriate for your card. In most cases
the default settings will work, but if you are unsure about
what settings to use ask your system administrator or MIS
department.
15 If you selected TCP/IP and have a DHCP server, click Yes.
16 If you do not have a DHCP server, click No and get an IP
address from your system administrator and enter it.
Windows NT files are copied to the hard drive.
17 If you are prompted for TCP/IP information, enter it
and click OK.
The Network Setup Wizard shows a Bindings list.
18 Click Next to continue.
19 Click Next to allow Windows NT to start the network.
The Domain/Workgroup Settings window appears.
20 Select the appropriate domain or workgroup name
for Windows Networking and click Next.
21 Click Finish to exit the Network Setup Wizard.
22 Remove LAN Installation Disk 1 from the floppy drive
and click Yes to restart the PC.
Windows NT
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Windows NT 4.0 Installation with Networking Installed
1 Install the PC Card and connect it to the network as
described in Chapter 1.
2 Using the Control Panel, double-click Network. Select
the Adapters tab and click Add.
3 Click Have Disk.
4 Enter the path a:\, insert LAN Installation Disk 1 in the
floppy drive, and click OK.
5 When the SELECT OEM OPTION window opens, select
3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card (Ethernet), and click OK.
6 Enter the Network settings for the PC Card.
Select the appropriate settings for the card. In most cases
the default settings will work, but if you are unsure about
what settings to use ask your system administrator or MIS
department.
7 Click OK.
On some systems, a setup message may appear indicating
that “the parameters are not verifiably correct - use them
anyway?” If this happens, click OK to use the parameters.
8 In the Network Protocols tab, make sure that each
network protocol (service) that Windows NT uses
appears in the window.
If not, click Add to install the correct protocols and services
or consult your system administrator.
9 In the Network Services tab, make sure each network
service that Windows NT uses appears in the window.
If not, click Add to install the correct services or consult
your system administrator.
10 Click Close to save and exit the Network setup area.
11 If you are prompted for TCP/IP information, enter it
and click OK.
12 Remove LAN Installation Disk 1 from the floppy drive
and click Yes to restart the PC.
To confirm installation double-click the Network icon in the
Control Panel. Click the Adapters tab. If the LAN PC Card
does not appear on the list, see Chapter 3 for troubleshooting
procedures.
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Windows NT Version 3.51
1 Make sure the PC Card is installed and connected to
the network as described in Chapter 1.
2 In the Main group double-click Control Panel.
3 On the Control panel, double-click the Network icon
and click the Add Adapter tab.
a If Windows NT networking is not installed, click Yes to
install Windows NT networking.
The Windows NT Setup window appears.
b Enter the directory name where the Windows NT
installation files are located.
c Click Do Not Detect.
Windows NT does not fully support Plug and Play and
cannot detect the LAN PC Card.
d Click Continue.
The Add Network Adapter window appears.
4 Select Other Requires disk from manufacturer from
the list.
5 Click Continue.
6 Insert LAN Installation Disk 1 into the floppy drive.
Enter the name of the drive (for example, A:\) and
click OK.
7 Select 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card from the list and
click OK.
The LAN PC Card files are copied to your PC.
8 Click OK to accept the default settings for the LAN PC
Card or enter new settings.
9 If networking is already installed, enter the IP Address if
prompted, and reboot the PC to activate the network.
10 If networking is not installed, select the transport
protocol (NWLink IPX/SPX compatible transport,
TCP/IP protocol, NetBEUI protocol) in the Windows NT
Setup Window.
a Click OK.
b If prompted, enter the directory name where the NT
installation files are located.
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (WFW)
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c Click No.
d Click OK.
e Click Close.
f If prompted, enter the domain or workgroup name for
Windows Networking and click OK.
g Remove LAN Installation Disk 1 and restart your PC.
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (WFW)
LAN Installation Disk 1 contains a subdirectory structure
and files that make it an OEM import disk.
WFW v3.11 does not include internal support for the Plug
and Play standard. Because NDIS 3 (32-bit) drivers operate
only in Plug and Play environments, you cannot operate the
LAN PC Card with the included 32-bit driver.
To ensure support for WFW v3.11, 3Com includes a 16-bit
NDIS 2.0 driver. This driver offers full support for WFW, but
may affect PC performance. To resolve this deficiency with
WFW 3.11, you may want to upgrade your operating system.
Before You Begin
Before you begin installing the network driver, obtain LAN
Installation Disk 2 and Windows for Workgroups v3.11
installation files (on hard disk, floppy diskettes, or CD).
Ask your MIS department for the following information:
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Transport protocol used in the Microsoft Windows
Network (typically NetBEUI)
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Name of the NT Server domain or Windows 95/WFW
3.11 workgroup to which you belong
If you have Card and Socket Services installed on your
notebook, the latest versions of the Card and Socket Services
must be installed on your notebook. Check with your PC
manufacturer if you are not sure.
If you installed any other network PC Card or network
driver in the notebook, consult your MIS department for
further instructions.
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CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE NETWORK DRIVER
Installing the Network Driver
1 Using the Windows menu, select Network.
2 Select Network Setup.
3 In the Network Setup dialog box, select the
Networks... button.
4 Select Install Microsoft Windows Network and then
click OK.
5 Select the Drivers... button.
6 In the Network Drivers dialog box, click Add Adapter.
A dialog box appears, listing the supported network
adapters on the diskette.
7 From the list of network adapters, select Unlisted Or
Updated Network Adapter and click OK.
A dialog box appears, prompting you to specify the drive or
directory where the ELPC3.DOS driver can be found.
8 Insert LAN Installation Disk 2 in the floppy drive.
9 Click OK to accept the default directory.
10 Select 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card and click OK.
11 In the Network Drivers dialog box click Close.
12 In the Network Setup dialog box click OK.
13 If prompted, supply the information you gathered
before you began the installation. After you enter
the information, click OK.
If you are prompted for a disk with updated or vendor
provided ELPC3.DOS, insert LAN Installation Disk 2 and
click OK to accept the default directory.
A message appears, prompting you to restart your PC.
14 Click Continue instead.
AutoLink for Windows 3.x, Windows for Workgroups, and DOS
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AutoLink for Windows 3.x, Windows for Workgroups,
and DOS
If no other PC Cards are installed, you can use 3Com’s
AutoLink™ software program to automatically install the
NetWare ODI client software (including the driver), and to
modify the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files.
To use the AutoLink program, the PC must meet these
requirements:
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Use Novell NetWare 3.12, 4.10, or 4.11 network
operating system
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Have only one LAN PC Card installed
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NetWare DOS ODI client
1 Make sure the LAN PC Card is installed and connected
to the network, as described in Chapter 1.
2 Boot the PC under DOS.
3 Insert LAN Installation Disk 2 into the floppy drive
and type a:install [Enter] at the DOS prompt
4 Choose Auto Install and Config for NetWare (AutoLink).
An information box appears.
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5 Press Enter.
An Operating System selection screen appears.
6 Select AutoLink for DOS, Windows 3.x, or WFW 3.11.
Several messages appear while the AutoLink program is
running. A final message indicates successful installation.
If problems occur only when the AutoLink program runs,
view or print the AUTOLINK.LOG file (located in the C:\
directory) to see problems listed in the file.
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To display the file, type:
type autolink.log | more [Enter]
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To print the file, type:
print autolink.log [Enter]
7 When prompted, remove LAN Installation Disk 2 and
reboot the PC.
When prompted, type your user name and password.
Installing the Windows CE 2.0 Driver
The following Windows CE hand-held PCs support the LAN
PC Card using the United States Windows CE 2.0 driver:
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Cassiopeia Model # A11 & A20 (SH3 CPU)
LG Phenom (SH3 CPU)
Sharp Mobilon Model # HC4100 (MIPS CPU)
Phillips Velo Model # 500 (MIPS CPU)
Compaq C-Series (MIPS CPU)
NEC MobilePRO 750C (MIPS CPU)
To install the driver, see the WINCE.TXT file on LAN
Installation Disk 1 in the WIN_CE directory.
Supported Network Drivers
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Supported Network Drivers
The files in Table 1 are located in the HELP directory on LAN
Installation Disk 2.
Table 1 Network Driver Text File Names
Network
Operating System
Text File Name
Network Driver Name
Windows 98
WIN9X.TXT
EL589ND5.SYS
Windows 95
WIN9X.TXT
EL589ND3.SYS/EL589ND4.SYS
Windows NT (v 4.0/3.51)
WINNT.TXT
EL589ND3.SYS/EL589ND4.SYS
Windows for Workgroups
(NetWare)
WFWNETWR.TXT
3C589.COM
Windows for Workgroups
(NDIS 2 driver)
WFWNDIS.TXT
ELPC3.DOS
NetWare and Windows 3.11 NWDOSODI.TXT
3C589.COM
NetWare and OS/2
NWOS2ODI.TXT
3C589.SYS
NetWare and DOS,
Windows 3.11, and
Windows for Workgroups
AUTOLINK.TXT3C589.COM
this file is in the
AUTOLINK directory
Banyan VINES
BANYAN.TXT
ELPC3.DOS
Microsoft LAN Manager
LANMAN.TXT
ELPC3.DOS
IBM LAN Server
(DOS and OS/2)
LANSRV.TXT
ELPC3.DOS/ELPC3.OS2
Artisoft LANtastic
LANTASTK.TXT
ELPC3.DOS
DEC PATHWORKS
PATHWORK.TXT
ELPC3.DOS
Windows CE 2.0
WINCE.TXT is in
WIN_CE directory
on LAN Installation
Disk 1
3C589.dll (SH3 processor)
3C589m.dll (Mips)
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TROUBLESHOOTING
This chapter provides the following troubleshooting
information:
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Checking LEDs
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Accessing the 3Com LAN PC Card help system
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DOS Diagnostics program
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Resolving hardware resource conflicts
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Troubleshooting tips
The 3Com World Wide Web site (http://www.3com.com/)
offers the latest drivers, troubleshooting information, and
software updates in the Support area.
LEDs
For the 3CCE589ET and 3CCE589EC LAN PC Cards, the
LED is on the connector (Figure 6) on both the network
cable and the PC Card COMBO cable.
Figure 6 Network Cable and PC Card COMBO Cable LEDs
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To use the LED for troubleshooting, the LAN PC Card
must be connected to the network (see Chapter 1) and
the network drivers must be installed (see Chapter 2).
For the 3CXE589ET and 3CXE589EC LAN PC Cards, the
LED is on the PC Card itself.
Figure 7 XJACK LAN PC Card LED
Table 2 LED Description
LED
Description
Steady
Off
10 Mbps
Green:
Link integrity
Driver installed and
good 10BASE-T
connection between
PC Card and hub
No connection
between PC
Card and hub
For Windows CE, the link light will be off to conserve power.
Accessing the LAN PC Card Help System
The LAN PC Card help system is a Windows Help application
that was installed with your Windows network drivers.
The help system includes PC Card release notes, frequently
asked questions, and the PC Card KnowledgeBase.
1 Install the LAN PC Card and connect it to the network
as described in Chapter 1.
2 Install the network driver as described in Chapter 2.
3 Double-click the TCAUM589.hlp Winhelp book icon
located in the C:Windows, C:\WINNT directory, or
your default Windows directory.
DOS Diagnostics Program
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You can also copy the TCAUM589 file from LAN Installation
Disk 1 to your notebook.
The 3Com PC Card Release Notes Screen appears that
displays tips about installing and using the LAN PC Card.
■
Click >> button at the top of the Release Notes screen
to display the Frequently Asked Questions screen that
displays answers from 3Com support experts to
common customer questions.
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Click >> button at the top of the Frequently Asked
Questions screen to display the KnowledgeBase that
displays LAN PC Card compatibility topics and
workarounds.
DOS Diagnostics Program
To run the DOS diagnostics tests see the INSTRUCT.TXT file
in the HELP directory on LAN Installation Disk 2.
Resolving Hardware Resource Conflicts
Windows 98 and Windows 95
Use this procedure to resolve hardware resource conflicts
(I/O Base Address and Interrupt values) using Windows 98
or Windows 95.
1 Using the Start Menu select Help.
2 In the Help window select the Contents tab.
3 Select Troubleshooting.
4 Double-click “If you have a hardware conflict”
5 Click Start the Conflict Troubleshooter and follow the
instructions.
Changing the I/O, IRQ, or Memory Range
If you discover resource conflicts, you can change the I/O
base address, interrupt value (IRQ), or memory range using
Windows 98 or Windows 95. Resource conflicts may be
due to having an old BIOS installed on your notebook.
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Consult your system administrator before you change
these values.
1 Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel.
2 In the System Properties window, click Device
Manager, and then double-click Network Adapters.
3 Double-click 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card.
4 Select the Resources tab.
5 Uncheck the Use Automatic Settings box.
6 Click Change Settings.
7 Change the value and click OK.
8 Restart the notebook to change the values.
The values are changed.
Windows NT 4.0
Use this procedure to resolve hardware resource conflicts
(I/O Base Address and Interrupt values) using Windows NT.
1 From the Control Panel double-click Network.
2 Click the Adapter tab.
3 Select 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card and click
Properties.
4 Change the I/O or IRQ value and click Confirm.
The values are changed.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Table 3 Frequently Asked Questions
Question
Answer
Is the LAN PC Card FCC B, CISPR B
EMI, C-tick EMI, and VCCI 2 EMI
certified?
Yes, the LAN PC Card has passed these
certification tests.
Which PC Card slot is best for my
LAN PC Card?
The LAN PC Card is designed to work in any
PC Card slot.
Does the LAN PC Card support full
duplex?
Yes.
What should I do if the LAN PC Card If the LAN PC Card installs as a generic PCI
installs as a “Generic PCI Ethernet
Ethernet controller, follow these steps:
Controller” under Other Devices in 1 In the Device Manager, double-click Other
the Device Manager?
Devices.
2 Click the PCI Ethernet Controller.
3 Click Remove.
4 Restart your notebook.
What should I do if a yellow
exclamation point appears next to
the 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card
name?
1 In the Device Manager double-click Other
Devices.
2 Click the PCI Ethernet Controller or the
duplicate 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card
entry.
3 Click Remove.
4 Restart your notebook.
What is
DynamicAccess®
What is Fast IP?
(continued)
software?
DynamicAccess software brings intelligence
to the end systems to provide improved
network performance and control. You can
download the latest DynamicAccess
software from the 3Com Web site:
www.3com.com.
Fast IP is software that improves performance
on switched networks. Fast IP allows end
systems (notebooks and servers) to discover
switched communication paths. By creating
switched short cuts, Fast IP allows end
stations to bypass the router and transfer
data across wire-speed switched paths. Fast IP
is part of 3Com’s DynamicAccess software.
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Table 3 Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
Question
Answer
What are the notebook and
network requirements to run
Fast IP?
Client requirements:
Notebook running Windows 98, Windows 95,
Windows NT (versions 4.0 or 3.51), 3Com
Megahertz LAN PC Card, and the TCP/IP
stack.
Network requirements:
Switched path between stations and single
broadcast domain.
What are the network configuration Fast IP is designed to bypass the router,
requirements for Fast IP?
particularly where the router is a bottleneck,
as well as to leverage the switched
infrastructure. For Fast IP to create short cuts
around routers, there must be a switched
path between source and destination.
What is the performance gain when Fast IP bypasses the router to provide
using Fast IP?
increased performance in switched networks
even if there are just a small number of
network nodes using Fast IP.
The performance gain obtained when
deploying Fast IP is directly related to traffic
load on the backbone router.
The more traffic is pumped to it, the bigger
the latency and response time and the
higher the performance gain.
Internal tests show performance increases in
the order of 600% when routers are loaded
at 70 to 75%.
Troubleshooting Tips
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Troubleshooting Tips
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Check the LAN PC Card installation in Chapter 1.
Inspect all cables and connections.
Make sure you have the latest BIOS for your notebook.
Try the notebook at a known working location
Try the LAN PC Card in a known working notebook
If you think you have resource conflicts (I/O base
address or interrupts) run the Windows 95 conflict
troubleshooter as described earlier in this chapter.
If trouble persists contact your MIS department or network
manager.
For additional troubleshooting information see the 3Com
Web site at www.3com.com.
CHANGING CONFIGURATION
4
This chapter describes how to display and change
configuration settings for the LAN PC Card.
Before you change these settings, contact your MIS
department.
Configuration Settings
Table 4-1 lists each configuration option, the default
setting, and the available settings.
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Table 4 Option Settings
Option
Default Setting
Available Settings
CIS Memory Address
Assigned by Card
Services
256 KB
I/O Base Address
Assigned by Card
Services
200h, 210h, 220h, 230h, 240h,
250h, 260h, 270h, 280h, 290h,
2A0h, 2B0h, 2C0h, 2D0h, 2E0h,
2F0h, 300h, 310h, 320h, 330h,
340h, 350h, 360h, 370h, 380h,
390h, 3A0h
Interrupt Request Level Assigned by Card
Services
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15
Transceiver Type
Auto-Select
Auto-Select, Coax (BNC), TP
(RJ-45)
Network Driver
Optimization
Windows or OS/2
client
DOS, Microsoft Windows and
OS/2 client, server.
Full Duplex
Disabled
Enabled, disabled
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Configuration Setting Descriptions
CIS Memory Address
The CIS Memory requires a 256 KB segment of memory for
drivers.
I/O Base Address
The I/O address space is used by the LAN PC Card for
communication between the LAN PC Card and the
notebook. The LAN PC Card uses 16 bytes of I/O space,
starting at the I/O Base Address.
Make sure that no other device is using the same value
(the default is 300h). The range is from 200h to 3A0h.
For more information about resolving resource conflicts,
see Chapter 3.
Interrupt Request Level
The IRQ is used by the LAN PC Card for communication
between the LAN PC Card and the notebook. The LAN PC
Card can operate on one of eight interrupt levels: 3, 5, 7,
9, 10, 11, 12, or 15.
The preferred interrupt level is 10, but the LAN PC Card
can operate on the other interrupt levels if necessary. If a
conflict continues you might have to change the setting of
other adapters or options that are in the notebook. For
Toshiba notebooks set the interrupt to 11. For more
information about resolving conflicts see Chapter 3.
Transceiver Type
The Transceiver Type can be Auto-Select, Coax (BNC), or TP
(RJ-45). The default is Auto-Select. If the PC Card cannot
automatically detect what type of cable is connected to the
network, it will assign TP (RJ-45).
Network Driver Optimization
Network driver optimization can be selected for a DOS
client, Windows and OS/2 client, server. Changing this
option to match the OS in your notebook may improve
performance.
Changing Configuration
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Full Duplex
Full duplex allows the LAN PC Card to send and receive
data between the LAN PC Card and the switch connection
at the same time.
Changing Configuration
You can change the I/O base address, interrupt request
(IRQ), memory range, transceiver type, NDIS driver version,
and network optimization using Windows 98, Windows 95,
and Windows NT.
Windows 98 and Windows 95
Changing I/O Base Address, Interrupt Request Level (IRQ), or
Memory Range
You should only change these settings if you have a
resource conflict.
1 Install the LAN PC Card and connect it to the network
(Chapter 1) and install the driver (Chapter 2).
2 Double-click the My Computer icon.
3 Double-click the Control Panel icon.
4 Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel.
5 In the System Properties window, click Device
Manager.
6 Double-click Network Adapters.
7 Double-click 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card.
8 Select the Resources tab.
9 Select Input/Output Range or Interrupt Request.
10 Uncheck Automatic Settings.
11 Click Change Settings.
12 Change the value and click OK.
13 Restart the notebook to change the values.
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Changing Network Driver Optimization, Duplex, NDIS Driver
Version, or Transceiver Type
1 Install the LAN PC Card and connect it to the network
(Chapter 1) and install the driver (Chapter 2).
2 Double-click the Control Panel icon.
3 Double-click the Network icon.
4 Select the 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card.
5 Click Properties.
6 Click Advanced.
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For network driver optimization, click DOS Client or
Windows or OS/2 client or server.
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For full duplex, click enable to use full duplex and
disable if you do not want to use full duplex. Only
use full duplex if you have a full duplex network.
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For NDIS driver version, click auto-select, NDIS 3, NDIS
4, or NDIS 5. NDIS 5 only works with Windows 98. If
you select NDIS 5 for Windows 95 OSR2, NDIS 4 will be
used. If you select NDIS 5 for Windows 95 version A,
NDIS 3 will be used.
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For transceiver type, click TP (RJ-45), Coax (BNC), or
Auto-Select.
7 Close the windows and reboot the notebook.
The values are changed.
Windows NT 4.0
Use this procedure to change the I/O Base Address and
Interrupt values using Windows NT.
1 From the Control Panel double-click Network.
2 Click the Adapters tab.
3 Select 3Com Megahertz LAN PC Card (Ethernet) and
click Properties.
4 Change the I/O or IRQ value and click OK.
DOS Configuration Program
To change the configuration on a DOS notebook, see
the INSTRUCT.TXT file in the HELP directory on LAN
Installation Disk 2.
DYNAMICACCESS
5
DynamicAccess software adds intelligence to 3Com PC Cards
for improved performance, management, and control of your
network. DynamicAccess software 1.5 is an advanced network
driver that integrates dRMON, Fast IP, Traffic Prioritization, and
Efficient Multicast Control support.
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Traffic Prioritization provides a standards-based solution,
preventing delays in transmissions of mission-critical or
real-time traffic and extends this capability to the WAN.
Fast IP alleviates router bottlenecks in today's
any-to-any networks and intranets, where a growing
percentage of traffic travels between rather than within
subnets.
Efficient Multicast Control prevents flooding of switched
networks by multicast applications such as video training,
stock quotes, or online news.
For complete information on how to use DynamicAccess
software, see the DynamicAccess software documentation
on the DynamicAccess Disk.
Be sure to visit the 3Com Web site for additional postings of
FAQs for the Edge Monitor System and new DynamicAccess
software versions and information at:
http://support.3com.com/nav/trans_net_man.htm
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
http://support.3com.com/nav/dynamic_access.html
DynamicAccess software offers easy centralized installation
through login scripts or other popular software distribution
platforms. These installation methods eliminate the need to
touch each end node PC to install the client software to get
the advantages of dRMON and the Edge Monitor.
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Using DynamicAccess Software Version 1.5 with the Edge
Monitor System
The Edge Monitor System operates as described in the
Transcend dRMON Edge Monitor System User Guide. Follow
the instructions in the Release Notes and the user guide.
The new software for the end nodes should be installed
according to the instructions included in the file on the
disk. The following issues, in addition to the installation
instructions, must be observed for a successful installation:
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If you have already installed the DynamicAccess
software version 1.5 on your end nodes and now plan
to install the Transcend dRMON Edge Monitor System,
do not install the dRMON SmartAgent software from
the CD on to your end nodes. You only need to ensure
that the password you set for the end nodes with
KEYSET.EXE matches the password you use for your
Edge Monitor.
■
Do not install the DynamicAccess software version 1.5
on the PC where you install the Edge Monitor. The data
reported by the Edge Monitor will be inaccurate because
it will track its own traffic statistics twice.
■
If you install DynamicAccess software on a PC running
Windows NT Server, the dRMON software that collects
statistics is inactive. To activate the dRMON collection,
change the value of the following registry REG_DWORD
from 0 to 1 with Regedit:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\
CurrentControlSet\Services\
DAPassThru<n>\Parameters\
This is the same behavior as the dRMON SmartAgent
software behavior, but the registry key is different.
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You cannot use the Auto-Update utility with the new
client DynamicAccess software. A replacement utility
will be available at the next release of the Edge Monitor.
Do not install the dRMON SmartAgent software that
ships on the CD on a PC that has the DynamicAccess
software installed.
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Setting a dRMON Password
To promote secure monitoring with dRMON, you can set a
password for the dRMON DynamicAccess software.
If you do not choose to set a password, the end node PCs
will have the default password for the Edge Monitor. Use
this same password for the DynamicAccess software.
To set the password for secure monitoring:
1 Run the KEYGEN.EXE file.
The KEYGEN.EXE file encodes the password into the
KEYSET.EXE file.
2 Enter your password in the dialog box.
3 Record your dRMON Edge Monitor System password
in a safe place.
4 Click OK.
Be sure to insert the KEYSET.EXE file in the login script
and run it before you run the DA15CFG.EXE file. Upon
completion, the KEYSET.EXE file asks you to reboot.
5 Reboot the notebook.
If you enter the password, you can correct it and run the
KEYSET.EXE file again from the login script if the end nodes
have not been discovered by an Edge Monitor. If the end
nodes have been adopted by an Edge Monitor, you can
pause the Edge Monitor while you run the KEYSET.EXE file
again from a login script to set the correct password.
Be sure to visit the 3Com Web site for additional postings of
FAQs for the Edge Monitor System and new DynamicAccess
software versions and information at:
http://support.3com.com/nav/trans_net_man.htm
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
http://support.3com.com/nav/dynamic_access.htm
A
SPECIFICATIONS
Table 5 PC Cards Specifications
Network Interface
10 Mbps Ethernet 10BASE-T
Ethernet IEEE 802.3 industry standard
for a 10 Mbps baseband CSMA/CD local
area network
Physical Dimensions
Length
3.370 in (85.6 mm)
Width
2.126 in (54 mm)
Height
Type II, 0.197 in (5.0 mm)
Weight
0.86 oz. (24.4 g)
Environmental Operating Range
Operating temperature
(0˚ to 70˚C) 32˚ to 131˚F
Relative humidity
5% to 90% noncondensing
Card Information Structure (CIS) and Memory Size
Drivers
4 KB
Diagnostics
8 KB
CIS
256 K
FIFO
8 KB
Network Cable Specifications
UTP Cable Requirements:
Category 3 LAN and high-speed data cable (10 Mbps) that meets the requirements
of EIA/TIA-568 and EIA/TIA TSB-36
Category 4 extended distance LAN cable that meets the requirements of
EIA/TIA-568 and EIA/TIA TSB-36
Category 5 voice and data transmission LAN cable (100 Mbps) that meets the
requirements of EIA/TIA-568 and EIA/TIA TSB-36
Power Requirements
Operating voltage
Coax 5 V ± .25V @ 300 mA
TP 5 V ± .25V @ 26 mA
TP in Windows CE Devices 5 V ± .25V @
20 mA
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APPENDIX A: SPECIFICATIONS
Mean Time Between Failures (hours calculated)
70 ˚C (158 ˚F) mobile environment
25 ˚C (77 ˚F) mobile environment
128, 694.33 hours
342, 367.70 hours
FCC Certification
Part 15, Class B
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, 3Com recommends that you
access the 3Com Corporation World Wide Web site.
Online Technical Services
3Com offers worldwide product support 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, through the following online systems:
■
World Wide Web site
■
3Com FTP site
■
3Com Bulletin Board Service (3Com BBS)
■
3ComFactsSM automated fax service
World Wide Web Site
Access the latest networking information on the
3Com Corporation World Wide Web site by entering
the URL into your Internet browser:
http://www.3com.com/
This service provides access to online support information
such as technical documentation and software library, as
well as support options ranging from technical education
to maintenance and professional services.
3Com FTP Site
Download drivers, patches, and software across the
Internet from the 3Com public FTP site. This service is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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APPENDIX B: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
To connect to the 3Com FTP site, enter the following
information into your FTP client:
■
Hostname: ftp.3com.com (or 192.156.136.12)
■
Username: anonymous
■
Password: <your Internet e-mail address>
A user name and password are not needed with Web browser
software such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer.
3Com Bulletin Board Service
The 3Com BBS contains patches, software, and drivers for
3Com products. This service is available through analog
modem or digital modem (ISDN) 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
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 14,400 bps
61 2 9955 2073
Brazil
Up to 14,400 bps
55 11 5181 9666
France
Up to 14,400 bps
33 1 6986 6954
Germany
Up to 28,800 bps
4989 62732 188
Hong Kong
Up to 14,400 bps
852 2537 5601
Italy
Up to 14,400 bps
39 2 27300680
Japan
Up to 14,400 bps
81 3 3345 7266
Mexico
Up to 28,800 bps
52 5 520 7835
P.R. of China
Up to 14,400 bps
86 10 684 92351
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Up to 14,400 bps
886 2 377 5840
U.K.
Up to 28,800 bps
44 1442 438278
U.S.
Up to 56,000 bps
1 847 262 6000
Access by Digital Modem
ISDN users can dial in to the 3Com BBS using a digital modem
for fast access up to 56 Kbps. To access the 3Com BBS using
ISDN, use the following number:
1 408 654 2703
Support from Your Network Supplier
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3ComFacts Automated Fax Service
The 3ComFacts automated fax service provides technical
articles, diagrams, and troubleshooting instructions on
3Com products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call 3ComFacts using your Touch-Tone telephone:
1 408 727 7021
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.
U.S. and Canada
Call the following number to locate your local 3Com sales
office:
U.S. 1 800 NET-3Com
The 3Com sales office will refer you to the nearest 3Com
authorized service partner. If you are unable to contact your
network supplier, see the following section on how to
contact 3Com.
Support from 3Com
If you are unable to obtain assistance from the 3Com online
technical resources or from your network supplier, 3Com
offers technical telephone support services. To find out more
about your support options, please call the 3Com technical
telephone support phone number at the location nearest you.
When you contact 3Com for assistance, have the following
information ready:
■
Product model name, part number, and serial number
■
A list of system hardware and software, including
revision levels
■
Diagnostic error messages
■
Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable
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APPENDIX B: TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Below is a list of worldwide technical telephone support
numbers:
Country
Asia Pacific Rim
Australia
China
From anywhere in China:
From Shanghai:
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
New Zealand
Pakistan
Philippines
P.R. of China
Singapore
S. Korea
From anywhere in S. Korea:
From Seoul:
Taiwan, R.O.C.
Thailand
Telephone Number
1 800 678 515
86 21 6350 1590
10 800 3656
001 800 61 009
0031 61 6439
1800 801 777
0800 446 398
61 2 9937 5085
1235 61 266 2602
10800 61 00137 or 021 6350 1590
800 6161 463
82 2 3455 6455
00798 611 2230
0080 611 261
001 800 611 2000
Europe
From anywhere in Europe, call: +31 (0)30 6029900 phone
+31 (0)30 6029999 fax
From the following European countries, you may use the
toll-free numbers:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
(continued)
06 607468
0800 71429
800 17309
0800 113153
0800 917959
0130 821502
00800 12813
1 800 553117
177 3103794
1678 79489
0800 0227788
800 11376
0800 3111206
05 05313416
0800 995014
900 983125
020 795482
0800 55 3072
0800 966197
Returning Products for Repair
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Country
Telephone Number
Latin America
Argentina
Brazil
Colombia
Mexico
541 312 3266
55 11 523 2725, ext. 422
571 629 4847
01 800 849 2273
North America
1 800 NET 3Com (1 800 638 3266)
Returning Products for Repair
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:
Country
Telephone Number
Fax Number
Asia, Pacific Rim
65 543 6500
65 543 6348
Europe, South Africa, 44 1442 435860
and Middle East
44 1442 435718
From the following European countries, you may call the toll-free
numbers; select option 2 and then option 2:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
(continued)
06 607468
0800 71429
800 17309
0800 113153
0800 917959
0130 821502
00800 12813
1800553117
177 3103794
1678 79489
0800 0227788
800 11376
00800 3111206
05 05313416
0800 995014
900 983125
020 795482
0800 55 3072
0800 966197
Country
Telephone Number
Fax Number
Latin America
1 408 326 2927
1 408 326 6883
U.S. and Canada
1 800 876 3266,
option 2
1 408 326 7120
Note: RMA forms (except Europe) are available on CardFacts. Dail
408 727-7021.
All other locations
408 492-1790
408 326-7120
INDEX
Numbers
3Com bulletin board service (3Com
BBS) 42
3Com URL 41
3ComFacts 43
A
AutoLink program 19
DOS 25
driver installation 7
duplex 33
DynamicAccess software 35
E
environmental operating range 39
F
bulletin board service 42
fax service (3ComFacts) 43
FCC certification 40
frequently asked questions 24
C
H
cabling
specifications 39
troubleshooting 29
Card Information Structure (CIS)
memory size 39
changing I/O, IRQ or memory
range 25, 33
CIS Memory Address 32
configuration
changing 33
displaying 33
configuration settings 31
CIS Memory Address 31
Full Duplex 33
I/O Base Address 31
Interrupt Request Level 31
Network Driver Optimization 32
Transceiver Type 32
Connecting
3CCE589EC LAN PC Card 3
3CCE589ET LAN PC Card 2
3CXE589EC LAN PC Card 5
3CXE598ET LAN PC Card 4
hardware resource conflicts
resolving 25
Help System
accessing 24
Frequently Asked Questions 24
KnowledgeBase 24
Release Notes 24
B
D
diagnostics programs
I
I/O Base Address problems
resolving 25, 26, 34
installing drivers
Artisoft LANtastic 21
AutoLink 19
Banyan VINES 21
DEC PATHWORKS 21
IBM LAN Server (DOS) 21
Microsoft LAN Manager 21
NetWare and Windows 3.11 21
OS/2 (NetWare) 21
Windows 95 8
Windows CE 21
Windows for Workgroups 21
Windows for Workgroups
(NetWare) 21
Windows NT 12
interrupt conflicts
2
INDEX
resolving 25, 26, 34
Interrupt Request Level setting 32
I/O Base Address setting 32
IRQ 25
U
URL 41
W
K
KnowledgeBase 24
L
LEDs 23
M
mean time between failures 40
memory 25
N
NetWare
DOS ODI client driver 19
network supplier support 43
O
online technical services 41
P
physical dimensions 39
power requirements 39
R
release notes 24
returning products for repair 45
S
software options
changing 31
T
technical support
3Com URL 41
bulletin board service 42
fax service 43
network suppliers 43
product repair 45
troubleshooting 29
Windows 95
installing the network driver 8
OSR 2 network driver
installation 12
version A network driver
installation 12
Windows 98
installing the network driver 8
network driver installation 8
Windows for Workgroups
installing the network driver 17
Windows NT
installing the network driver 12
World Wide Web (WWW) 41
3Com Corporation LIMITED WARRANTY
HARDWARE
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 interface cards
Lifetime
Other hardware products (unless otherwise specified in the warranty
statement above)
1 year
Spare parts and spares kits
90 days
Notebook PC Compatability
1 year from date of purchase
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. The sole obligation of 3Com with respect to this express
warranty shall be (at the discretion of 3Com) 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 applicable 3Com 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 the 3Com 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 the 3Com Corporate Service Center or an
Authorized 3Com Service Center, within the warranty period. Products returned to the 3Com
Corporate Service Center must be preauthorized 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 the expense of 3Com,
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 THE OPTION OF 3COM. 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.
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 THE OPTION OF 3COM. THIS
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED IF ANY REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN
SHALL FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
GOVERNING LAW
This Limited Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. 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 of
liability 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.
3Com Corporation, 5400 Bayfront Plaza, P.O. Box 58145, Santa Clara, CA 95052-8145.
(408) 326-5000
FCC CLASS B STATEMENT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1 This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2 This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from the one which the receiver is
connected to.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:
The Interference Handbook
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Stock No.
004-000-00345-4.
Tested to comply with the FCC Standards for home and office use.
NOTE: In order to maintain compliance with the limits of a Class B digital device, 3Com requires that
you use quality interface cables when connecting to this device. Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by 3Com could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Refer to the manual for
specifications on cabling types.
FCC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
We declare under our sole responsibility that the
Model:
3CCE589ET, 3CCE589EC,
3CXE589ET, 3CXE589EC
Description:
3Com Megahertz 10 Mbps LAN PC Card
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards or other normative
documents:
■
ANSI C63.4-1992 Methods of Measurement
■
Federal Communications Commission 47 CFR Part 15, subpart B
15.107 (e) Class B Conducted Limits
15.109 (g) Class B Radiated Emissions Limits
3Com Corporation, 5400 Bayfront Plaza, P.O. Box 58145, Santa Clara, CA 95052-8145.
(408) 326-5000
INDUSTRY CANADA CLASS B EMMISSION COMPLIANCE
STATEMENT
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
AVIS DE CONFORMITÉ À LA RÉGLEMENTATION D’INDUSTRIE
CANADA
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conform à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
3COM END USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
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THIS PRODUCT. IT CONTAINS SOFTWARE, THE USE OF WHICH IS LICENSED BY 3COM
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and developed solely at private expense. The Software is delivered as Commercial Computer Software
as defined in DFARS 252.227-7014 (June 1995) or as a commercial item as defined in FAR 2.101(a) and
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standard commercial license for the Software. Technical data is provided with limited rights only as
provided in DFAR 252.227-7015 (Nov. 1995) or FAR 52.227-14 (June 1987), whichever is applicable.
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Software, if it is not earlier terminated. You may terminate it at any time by destroying the Software
and documentation together with all copies and merged portions in any form. It will also terminate
immediately if you fail to comply with any term or condition of this License Agreement. Upon such
termination you agree to destroy the Software and documentation, together with all copies and
merged portions in any form.
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such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California
between California residents and by the laws of the United States. You agree that the United Nations
Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) is hereby excluded in its entirety
from application to this License Agreement.
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to the Software are as stated on the Limited Warranty Card or in the product manual accompanying
the Software. Such warranties and limitations of liability are incorporated herein in their entirety by this
reference.
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any way be affected or impaired and a valid, legal and enforceable provision of similar intent and
economic impact shall be substituted therefor.
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Software, and may be amended only in a writing signed by both parties.
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3Com Corporation, 5400 Bayfront Plaza, P.O. Box 58145, Santa Clara, CA 95052-8145.
(408) 326-5000
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