3Com 10/100BASE-T Network Card User Manual

PCI Dual 10/100Base-T
Ethernet
Network Interface Card
Getting Started Guide
Part No. 1.024.1330-02
®
PCI Dual 10/100Base-T
Ethernet
Network Interface Card
Getting Started Guide
http://www.3com.com/
Part No. 1.024.1330-02
3Com Corporation
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Santa Clara, California
95052-8145
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CONTENTS
1
OVERVIEW
Contacting 3Com................................................................................... 1-1
Document Conventions.......................................................................... 1-2
Product Description ................................................................................ 1-3
Product Compatibility ............................................................................. 1-3
2
INSTALLATION
Installation Tools..................................................................................... 2-1
Installation Procedure ............................................................................. 2-1
3
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD CABLING
Physical Interfaces .................................................................................. 3-1
Accessing the User Interface................................................................... 3-2
A
TROUBLE CLEARING AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Trouble Clearing ..................................................................................... A-1
Technical Specifications .......................................................................... A-2
Certification ...................................................................................... A-2
EMC ............................................................................................ A-2
Mains Safety ................................................................................ A-2
Regulatory Compliance Statements ................................................... A-2
United States ............................................................................... A-2
FCC Part 15 Compliance Statement ............................................. A-2
Interface Specifications...................................................................... A-3
RS-232 Port ................................................................................. A-3
Ethernet 10Base-T/100 Base-TX Ports........................................... A-3
Current Draw .................................................................................... A-4
Environment...................................................................................... A-4
Shipping and Storage................................................................... A-4
Operating .................................................................................... A-4
Physical Dimensions .......................................................................... A-4
1
OVERVIEW
This chapter provides an overview of:
Contacting 3Com
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Contacting 3Com
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Document conventions
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Product description
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Product compatibility
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CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW
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Document
Conventions
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Product Description
Product Description
1-3
The PCI Dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC)
provides an Ethernet interface between a particular Network Application
Card (NAC) in the 3Com Total Control chassis and your network.
This NIC features two high speed Ethernet ports capable of
auto-detecting between 10Base-T and 100Base-TX interfaces. In
addition, the NIC also features an RS-232 user interface (UI) console port.
The PCI Dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet NIC is installed in the rear of the
chassis behind its corresponding NAC.
Product
Compatibility
The PCI Dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet NIC is compatible with the following
NACs:
■
HiPer Access Router Card
■
EdgeServer Pro
2
INSTALLATION
This chapter contains PCI Dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet Network Interface
Card (NIC) installation information.
Installation Tools
To install this NIC in the Total Control chassis, you need a #2 Phillips and
flat-head screwdriver.
Installation
Procedure
To install this NIC:
ESD: To reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD), take proper
grounding precautions before handling the NIC.
Install the NIC with or without power applied to the chassis.
1 Configure the NIC via the jumper and switches. Put the jumper in the
NAC position. Refer to the following graphic for more information.
This NIC must be configured with the jumper in the NAC position in
order to function properly.
2-2
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION
To...
Do this...
Configure the Ethernet 1 port to
connect directly to another NIC
Push both switches in Detail A in the up
position
Configure the Ethernet 1 port to
connect to a hub
Push switches in Detail A in the down position
Configure the Ethernet 2 port to
connect directly to another NIC
Push both switches in Detail B in the up
position
Configure the Ethernet 2 port to
connect to a hub
Push both switches in Detail B in the down
position
Installation Procedure
2-3
2 Select a slot at the rear of the Total Control chassis for installing the NIC.
Install this NIC in slot(s): 1–16.
For managed chassis, slot 17 is reserved for the Network Management
Card (NMC) NIC.
3 Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the safety panel covering this slot.
2-4
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLATION
4 Insert the NIC between the slot’s upper and lower card guides.
5 Slide the NIC into the chassis, until the front of the NIC is flush with the
chassis.
Installation Procedure
2-5
6 Use a flat-head screwdriver to tighten the screws on the front panel.
7 Cover any unused chassis slots with safety panels.
8 Install the Network Application Card (NAC) corresponding to this NIC.
Refer to the NAC’s Getting Started Guide for more information.
3
NETWORK INTERFACE CARD
CABLING
This chapter provides information about the physical interfaces of the
PCI Dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) and
instructions for accessing the corresponding Network Application Card
(NAC) through the user interface (UI).
Physical Interfaces
The PCI Dual 10/100Base-T Ethernet NIC has the following physical
interfaces:
Callout
1
Interface Description
RS-232:
RJ-45 DTE port.
Connect to this port to access the
corresponding NAC’s UI. This port’s
speed is determined by DIP switch
settings on the NAC.
2
Ethernet 1:
RJ-45 10/100Base-T Ethernet port.
Features TX/RX and link LEDs. Refer to
the Trouble Clearing section for LED
details.
3
Ethernet 2:
RJ-45 10/100Base-T Ethernet port.
Features TX/RX and link LEDs. Refer to
the Trouble Clearing section for LED
details.
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CHAPTER 3: NETWORK INTERFACE CARD CABLING
Accessing the User
Interface
To access the UI of the corresponding NAC, connect the following cables
to the NIC’s console port.
Callout
Description
1
RJ-45 connector to NIC’s console port
2
DB-25 male connector to modem for remote operations
3
DB-25 female-to-female null modem adapter to PC or terminal
COM port
A
Trouble Clearing
TROUBLE CLEARING AND
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
This table describes Ethernet port LEDs and provides trouble clearing
information.
LED
Color
Description/Trouble Clearing
Link
Green
Valid Ethernet connection
None
No Ethernet connection detected; to get an
Ethernet connection, check the:
TX/RX Flashes Green
■
User interface console port cabling
■
Cable for damage
■
Power
Receiving data
Flashes Yellow
Transmitting data
None
No activity
The Ethernet port must be configured properly in order to transmit and
receive data. Refer to the NAC’s Product Reference guide for additional
hardware trouble clearing information. The NAC’s user interface (UI)
console has status screens that supply information on power-up self tests
and card status.
A-2
APPENDIX A: TROUBLE CLEARING AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Technical
Specifications
Certification
EMC
CISPR 22, Class B, radiated and line conducted
FCC Part 15, Class A, radiated and line conducted
VDE 0878
EN 55022, EMI
EN 55022, Electrostatic Discharge
EN 55022, Immunity (Susceptibility), radiated and line
conducted
Safety
UL 1950, as applicable in this case
Final Product will be evaluated to UL 1950
CSA approved C22.2 No. 0.7; C22.2 No. 225-M 1986; CSA
950
IEC 950, IEC 380
EN 41003, EN 60950
Regulatory
Compliance
Statements
United States
FCC Part 15 Compliance Statement
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 radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely
to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to
correct the interference at his own expense.
Technical Specifications
Interface
Specifications
A-3
RS-232 Port
Electrical specification
RS-232-C (EIA/TIA-232-E standard)
Connector
RJ-45, 8 position modular jack
Configuration
Data Terminal Equipment (DTE)
Transmission method
Unbalanced RS-232
Transmission rate
115,200 bps maximum
Ethernet 10Base-T/100 Base-TX Ports
Data Transfer Rate
10/100 Mbps Auto-negotiated
Connector
8-position modular jack, Stewart 88-360808 or
equivalent
Accessing Scheme
CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision
Detection)
Topology
Star Wired Hub (using multiport repeater)
Maximum Nodes
Limited only by repeater used
Transmission medium
Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cable type CAT3 or CAT5
(CAT5 recommended) for 10Base-T applications, CAT5
for 100Base-TX
Network Lobe Distance 100 meters (328 ft.) suggested maximum (Longer
cabling can be used at the expense of reduced receiver
squelch levels)
A-4
APPENDIX A: TROUBLE CLEARING AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Current Draw
+5.2 VDC @ 2.0 A typical maximum
Typical maximum refers to the maximum current draw under most typical
configurations.
Environment
Shipping and Storage
Temperature
-25° to 75° C, -13° to 167° F
Relative Humidity
0 – 100%, non-condensing
Operating
Temperature
0° to 50° C, 32° to 122° F
Relative Humidity
0 – 95%, non-condensing
Physical Dimensions
Inches
Centimeters
Length
4.40
11.18
Width
.79
2.01
Height
6.40
16.26
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Part No. 1.024.1330-02