3Com 10BASE-2 Switch User Manual

UNTERMINATED ETHERNET
10BASE-2 (BNC)
MODULE INSTALLATION GUIDE
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For the LANplex 2500/2016
Module Description
This module contains eight (8) unterminated Ethernet 10BASE-2 ports that
use BNC connectors. If a port on this module is at the end of a 10BASE-2
(BNC) segment, you must provide an external 50 Ohm terminator.
When the port is at the end of a segment, using a T connector with a
terminating plug may cause interference with adjacent ports. 3Com
recommends terminating ports with the ITT Pomona Y connector, Model
4896, with a terminating plug on the end, or the ITT Pomona Feed-Thru
Terminator, Model 4119-50. When the port is in the middle of a segment, the
Y connector may be necessary.
Prior to installing the unterminated 10BASE-2 (BNC) module, LANplex
system software revision 7.0.0 or later and LANplex diagnostics software
revision 3.0.2 or later must be installed. A system software revision
supporting this module is available from the 3com BBS, the Internet FTP site
(3Com.ftp.com), or 3Com Forum on Compuserve, or 3Com’s Web site
(http://infodeli.3com.com/infodeli/swlib/switch_files.htm).
Unterminated
Port Status
Active
Error
Board
Error
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
For a description of how to configure this module into your network, see
the LANplex documentation set.
Audience
This guide is intended for trained technical personnel only.
Status LEDs
The option module contains one Board Error LED, eight port status Active
LEDs, and eight port status Error LEDs. Depending on the condition, the
port status LED is either Active (green) or Error (yellow). See the table
below for a description of the status LEDs.
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LED
Module
Status
Port
Status
Safety Information
Name
Board Error
Color
Yellow
Active
Error
Green
Yellow
Description
Indicates that either an error has occurred or the
option module has failed a diagnostic procedure
Indicates that the associated port is active
Indicates that an error condition has occurred with
the associated port or that the port was disabled
from the Administration Console
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage components on the module. ESD
occurs when the module is improperly handled and can cause complete or
intermittent failures.
To prevent ESD-related damage:
Prior to Installation
Read if initial
installation
■
Always wear the ESD wrist strap provided with the LANplex system,
ensuring that it makes good skin contact
■
Keep the module in its antistatic shielded bag until you are ready to install it
■
Do not touch the components, pins, leads, or solder connections
■
Always handle the module by its edges
Before you install your new module, follow the appropriate pre-installation
instructions in this section.
Your LANplex system is shipped with protective faceplates covering the
exposed installation slots. You must remove the protective faceplate
covering the selected installation slot prior to installing the option module.
CAUTION: When handling modules, 3Com recommends that you always use
a wrist strap connected to a proper ground. This helps prevent the module
from being damaged by electrostatic discharge. Additionally, when not in
use, the module should be stored in an antistatic bag.
To remove the faceplate:
1 Loosen the two captive screws securing the faceplate to the chassis.
2 Pull the faceplate away from the system.
ERROR
LANplex 2500
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Power
Run
Processor
Power
Fan
PCMCIA
Temp
Config
Inserted
Captive screw
Faceplate
Captive screw
Read if replacing
a module
You can replace a module while the system is powered on. Replacing the
module requires that you remove the attached cables from the module’s
ports prior to installing the new module.
To replace a module:
1 Disconnect the cables from the module’s ports.
2 Loosen the two captive screws securing the module to the chassis.
3 Pull the module out of the chassis.
The following figures show termination of unterminated BNC ports using
either a Y connector or a Feed-thru terminator.
ERROR
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LANplex 2500
Power
Run
Processor
Power
Fan
PCMCIA
Temp
Config
Inserted
Green = Active
Yellow = Error
Port Status
Active
Board
Error
Error
1
2
4
3
5
6
7
8
Unterminated
Port Status
Active
Board
Error
Error
1
Y terminator
BNC terminating plug
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Captive screw
Unterminated
10BASE-2 (BNC)
option module
ERROR
R
LANplex 2500
Power
Run
Processor
Power
Fan
PCMCIA
Temp
Config
Inserted
Green = Active
Yellow = Error
Port Status
Active
Board
Error
Error
1
2
4
3
5
6
7
8
Unterminated
Port Status
Active
Board
Error
Error
1
2
3
4
6
5
Unterminated
10BASE-2 (BNC)
option module
Captive screw
8
7
Feed-thru
terminator
The LANplex system will automatically reset when a module has been
installed with the power on.
If you physically change the configuration of the system after defining an IP
interface, the port designated for that interface may no longer be valid. You
may have to redefine the interface. For information on defining an IP interface, see the Administration Console User Guide for your LANplex system.
Installing the
Module
To install the new module into the LANplex system, perform the following
steps:
1 Ensure that you are properly grounded.
2 Remove the module from its antistatic bag.
WARNING:If the system is powered on when you are replacing the module,
do not insert any metal objects, such as a screwdriver or a finger wearing
jewelry, in the open slot. This could cause burns or other bodily harm.
3 Place the module between the guides of the selected slot and slide the
module into the chassis. See the figure below.
ERROR
R
LANplex 2500
Power
Run
Processor
Power
Fan
PCMCIA
Temp
Config
Inserted
Green = Active
Yellow = Error
Port Status
Active
Board
Error
Error
1
2
4
3
5
6
7
8
Port Status
Unterminated
Active
Board
Error
Error
1
Unterminated
10BASE-2 (BNC)
option module
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Captive screw
4 To seat the module, firmly push the module forward to engage the module
and backplane connectors. You will feel a slight resistance as the connectors
engage.
CAUTION: If the resistance is too great, the module and backplane connectors may not be aligned. Forcing the module forward could damage the
board or backplane connectors. If necessary, remove and reinsert the
module, ensuring that the connectors are properly aligned. You should not
have to seat the module by tightening the captive screws.
5 Tighten the captive screws to secure the module in the chassis.
Once the module is installed, see Chapter 4: Cabling the System in your
Getting Started guide for information on cabling the module to the network.
Option Module
Diagnostics
Module diagnostics run at power up or when replacing a module with the
power on. During diagnostics, the module’s port status Error LEDs are lit
yellow. When diagnostics are successfully completed, the port status Active
LEDs turn green for those ports that are cabled. If any port status Error LEDs
remain yellow, the port is not operational. If the module’s Board Error LED
is lit yellow, the module has failed a diagnostic test. To troubleshoot module
failures see Chapter 7: Troubleshooting the System in your Getting Started
guide.
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Part No. 801-00321-000
Published May 1996
Revision 01