3Com Remote Network Adapter Network Card User Manual

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Fast EtherLink ® adapters:
Ensuring an easy migration path to
high-speed networking
EtherLink III adapters:
Delivering superior performance
Guide to 3Com
Desktop, Portable,
and Remote Network
Adapters
and value to the desktop
EtherLink III PC Cards: Providing
superior performance and flexibility
for the notebook
TokenLink ® III and TokenLink
Velocity™ adapters: Featuring
outstanding price/performance
for Token Ring
TokenLink III PC Cards:
Featuring excellent price/performance and ease of use for the
notebook
FDDILink ™ adapters: Providing
affordable performance and fault
tolerance for PCI and EISA servers
ATMLink™ adapters: Offering
high performance and a smooth
migration to ATM networking
3Com Impact™ ISDN digital
modems and adapters: Providing
high-speed remote network access
Adapter support: Fast adapter
support anytime, from anywhere.
For Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, Token Ring,
FDDI, ATM, and ISDN Connectivity
W H Y C H O O S E 3 C O M N E T W O R K A DA P T E R S ?
Because 3Com can meet all your needs for personal computer connectivity
with a complete range of high-performance, reliable adapter products:
world-renowned desktop adapters; high-performance PC Cards; and
high-speed ISDN digital modems and adapters.
Desktop Products—
Performance and Value
Portable Products—
Performance and Flexibility
Remote Access Products—
High-Speed Network Access
Whether you manage a large and complex network or a few dynamic workgroups, 3Com has the right solution for
your network. Choose industry-leading
adapters offering the best price/performance, manageability, ease of use,
and reliability for Fast Ethernet,
Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, and
ATM networks.
When you are on the road or working
at a remote site, you can count on
3Com for connectivity. 3Com
EtherLink III and TokenLink III
PC Cards ensure you fast and easy
network connections, giving you the
performance from your notebook that
you have on your desktop. With 3Com
PC Cards, you have the convenience
and flexibility of fast, easy installation
and use, along with guaranteed
compatibility with leading notebook
computers.
When you want to surf the Net,
telecommute, or connect after hours
to your company’s network, let 3Com
Impact ™ ISDN external digital
modems and ISA adapters bring you
easy and fast access.
3Com EtherLink® III adapters, the
world’s most popular Ethernet cards,
are unbeatable for performance
and value. 3Com’s exclusive
Parallel Tasking® technology supports
Fast EtherLink 10/100 adapters and
EtherLink III adapters, ramping up
your network’s performance while
driving down its costs.
TokenLink® III adapters and
TokenLink Velocity™ PCI adapters are
your best price/performance solution
for Token Ring. TokenLink III adapters
build value by guaranteeing 100-percent compatibility with IBM® drivers
and applications; the TokenLink
Velocity adapter is the high-performance choice for your PCI computers.
FDDILink™ adapters bring fault tolerance and increased bandwidth to your
PCI and EISA servers as well as highperformance workstations. Count
on FDDILink adapters to transfer a
large amount of data with low CPU
utilization.
3Com ATMLink™ adapters offer you a
smooth transition from your legacy system to high-performance ATM. The
adapters support LAN Emulation,
allowing you to scale up to ATM incrementally without interrupting your network’s activity. Plus, you get complete
end-to-end 155 Mbps connectivity,
from the desktop to the backbone.
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The EtherLink III LAN PC Card is a
credit card-size package that delivers
full Parallel Tasking performance that
outpaces competitors’ cards by up to 46
percent. It installs automatically
through Windows ® 95’s plug-and-play
feature; for PCs running DOS or
Windows 3.1, 3Com’s AutoLink™ software automatically configures the card.
The 3Com Impact ISDN external digital modem, using Multilink PPP
(Point-to-Point Protocol), gives you a
lightening-fast transfer rate of up to
128 Kbps—four times faster than
today’s fastest analog modems. This
easy-to-use modem provides simultaneous fax, voice, and data capability,
with the added convenience of an
analog voice port. Plus, its step-bystep installation software gets you
online quickly—so you are ready to
browse the Web or access your corporate LAN, without waiting.
The EtherLink III LAN+Modem PC
Card is the fastest Ethernet PC card
you can buy combined with the fastest
28.8 Kbps modem. In addition to highspeed access, the modem’s leadingedge 16-bit technology gives you maximum modem performance and connection reliability. Intelligent diagnostics
in 3Com’s unique AutoIQ™ eliminate
notebook installation problems, giving you hassle-free installation.
The 3Com Impact ISDN ISA adapter
provides a direct interface to your
PC’s internal bus. And with Multilink
PPP, it gives you the highest possible
transmission speed for remote LAN
access—128 Kbps. From your remote
site, you have the high-speed network
access you need to quickly transfer
large data files and e-mail messages.
This ISDN ISA adapter emulates an
Ethernet adapter to give you full
compatibility with corporate LANs,
and is the industry’s easiest to install.
The 3Com TokenLink III PC Card
adapter has all of the great features of
TokenLink III adapters—fast and convenient setup, great manageability, full
IBM compatibility, and proven reliability. Plus, this credit card-sized adapter
easily beats the competition for hasslefree installation and ease of use.
Why buy 3Com adapters?
Because 3Com gives you complete connectivity solutions unsurpassed for performance, value, quality, manageability,
and reliability.
How Parallel Tasking
Maximizes Performance in
Ethernet Environments
eliminate the lag that slows down
For premium performance, without a
cally tune and optimize themselves
price premium, choose an adapter
for their operating environments,
based on 3Com’s patented Parallel
resulting in maximum performance
Tasking architecture.
within any system configuration.
All Fast EtherLink and EtherLink III
By standardizing on Fast EtherLink
and EtherLink III adapters as a single
adapters include Parallel Tasking, the
and EtherLink III adapters, you can
ASIC. By reducing the number of
third generation in Ethernet adapter
deliver dramatic performance advan-
adapter components, 3Com’s ASIC
technology. 3Com’s exclusive Parallel
tages to network users throughout
design delivers higher-performance
Tasking technology incorporates
your organization. Implement Parallel
adapters with greater reliability,
several innovations that improve your
Tasking architecture on PCs with ISA,
lower prices, and unmatched value.
network’s data throughput.
PCI, EISA, MCA, or PC Card buses.
Fast EtherLink and EtherLink III
Improve throughput on virtually any
adapters consistently outperform
Fast Ethernet or Ethernet network—
other vendors’ Ethernet adapters, as
whether it is running a NetWare,®
shown in independent tests conduct-
Windows, or UNIX® operating system,
ed by LANQuest Labs and PC
whether it is connected by thin coax
Magazine, as well as other third-
or twisted-pair cabling. Wherever you
party benchmarks. For a copy of
want peak performance for an afford-
Parallel Tasking test results, call
able price, plug in a Fast EtherLink or
1-800-NET-3Com in the United States,
EtherLink III adapter.
or your local 3Com office or reseller.
First it overlaps, or pipelines,
processing tasks to speed data
transmission and reception. For
example, a Fast EtherLink or
EtherLink III adapter begins writing
the first portion of a data frame onto
the wire before it has completed
reading it from PC memory.
Secondly, Parallel Tasking continually
adjusts the timing of interrupts to
other adapters. Thirdly, Fast EtherLink
and EtherLink III adapters automati-
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Parallel Tasking architecture is
implemented on all Fast EtherLink
S E C O N D -G E N E R AT I O N A D A P T E R
T H I R D -G E N E R AT I O N A D A P T E R
W I T H PA R A L L E L TA S K I N G
Start to Finish:
Parallel Tasking
is Faster
Parallel Tasking, a unique 3Comdeveloped architecture, can more
than double data throughput speed.
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FA S T E T H E R L I N K A DA P T E R S
3Com Fast EtherLink 10/100 adapters
set the industry standard for
performance. With 3Com’s exclusive
Parallel Tasking technology, you
can get maximum speeds at both
10 Mbps and 100 Mbps.
Fast EtherLink 10/100 Family: Providing superior
performance and an easy migration path to highspeed networking.
Dual-speed Fast EtherLink PCI and
EISA adapters deliver maximum
network performance to your highperformance PCs and servers. They
also ensure a smooth migration to
high-speed networking.
By employing 3Com’s
Parallel Tasking architecture,
Fast EtherLink 10/100 adapters
let you run at the fastest data
throughput rates in both 10BASE-T
and 100BASE-T environments.
You can move from 10 Mbps to
100 Mbps simply by moving the
adapter cable connection to a
100BASE-T hub port. The adapter
auto-senses the hub-port speed and
reconfigures with no hardware or
software changes.
Turn to Fast EtherLink adapters
when you’re looking for:
Superior performance. By
completing separate tasks in
parallel—and transferring data with
maximum efficiency—3Com’s
Parallel Tasking architecture
provides superior performance at
both 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps.
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Easy migration. Fully
compatible with 10BASE-T
equipment, the Fast EtherLink
adapter maintains the IEEE 802.3
protocol. Install the adapter once,
and it auto-senses the hub speed to
automatically operate with all major
10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX hub
types—switched or shared.
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Guaranteed compatibility. The
Fast EtherLink PCI adapter is
guaranteed compatible with
PCI-compliant PCs (or your
money back!)
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Support for Windows 95 and
plug-and-play PCs. Fast EtherLink
adapters automatically support
plug-and-play PCs, and provide
seamless Windows 95 support.
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Easy installation and
management. Use 3Com’s
AutoLink auto-installation software
to complete a NetWare client
installation in less than three
minutes. To simplify day-to-day
operation, Fast EtherLink adapters
provide SNMP and DMI manageability as well as LEDs that show
link integrity, activity, and speed of
operation.
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High reliability. State-of-the-art
design and ASIC hardware integration have earned 3Com adapters a
worldwide reputation for top
quality. Fast EtherLink adapters are
also backed by a lifetime warranty.
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Best value. Only the
Ethernet leader can offer the
industry’s top performance and
extensive functionality at such an
attractive price.
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HOW
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CHOOSE
THE
R I G H T FA S T E T H E R L I N K A DA P T E R S
WIRING TYPE
BUS TYPE
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3COM ADAPTER
10BASE-T: Category 3,4
or 5 UTP on two pairs up
to 328 ft/100m
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
Fastest data throughput rates in both
10BASE-T and 100BASE-T environments.
Fast EtherLink PCI
3C595-TX
EISA
(All EISA-bus PCs)
Fastest data throughput rates in both
10BASE-T and 100BASE-T environments.
Fast EtherLink EISA
3C597-TX
100BASE-TX: Category 5
UTP on two pairs up to
328 ft/100m
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
Fastest data throughput rates in both
10BASE-T and 100BASE-T environments.
Fast EtherLink PCI
3C595-TX
EISA
(All EISA-bus PCs)
Fastest data throughput rates in both
10BASE-T and 100BASE-T environments.
Fast EtherLink EISA
3C597-TX
Save on Quantity Orders
Fast EtherLink EISA adapters available in 5-packs; Fast EtherLink PCI adapters available in 5-, 20-, and 60-packs.
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
Artisoft
AT&T
Banyan
Beame & Whiteside
BSDi
Century Software
Crynwr/Clarkson
DCA/Tiara
DEC
Essex Systems
Frontier Tech
FTP Software
Hayes
IBM
James River Group
Lanworks
Linux
Locus Computing
McAfee
MicroPort
Microsoft
Microsoft
TriROM (BootP, RPL, Netware, RomShield)
NFS with DPA*
OSI/ES with DPA*
TCP with DPA*
LANtastic*
LAN Manager*
VINES*
BW-TCP, BW-NPS*
BSD/OS
Tiny Term*
Packet Driver*
10Net*
Pathworks*
TCP/2*
FTAM, x.25, x.400, TCP*
PC/TCP*
LANstep*
OS/2 LAN Server*
ICE.TCP*
TriROM (BootP, RPL, Netware, RomShield)
Linux 1.2
PC Interface, PC Xsight*
RomShield Anti-Virus
UNIX System VR4
LAN Manager*
Windows for Workgroups*
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NetManage
Network Research Corp.
Novell
Novell
Novell
Novell
Novell
Novell
Pacer
Performance Tech
Polygon
Polygon
Santa Cruz Operation
Santa Cruz Operation
Santa Cruz Operation
SunSelect
Sun
Sun
Touch Communications
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
Walker, Richer & Quinn
The Wollongong Group
Windows NT*
Windows NT for Power PC
Windows 95
Chameleon, IPX/link, Newt*
Fusion*
LAN Workplace DOS*
NetWare 386 3.x Server* (2.x ,3.x, 4.x)
NetWare ODI Client* (2.x ,3.x, 4.x)
NetWare 4.0x Server*
Netware Requester for OS/2
UnixWare
PacerLink*
Power Lan*
poly-COM, poly-LINK*
poly-NET, poly-STAR*
LAN Manager for UNIX
NFS, Open Desktop, OSI
TCP/IP for UNIX
PC-NFS*
SunSoft Interactive 386/xi SRV3
SunSoft Solaris 2.0 for X.86
OSI*
NCSA Telnet*
PCbridge, PCroute*
Reflections*
Pathway Access*
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*Drivers for this product are available on the EtherDisk® diskette shipped with each Fast EtherLink adapter or 5-pack; other product drivers
are available from independent software vendors.
The product names above are the trademarks of their respective companies.
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E T H E RL I N K I I I ADA P T E R S
The EtherLink III family
of network adapters delivers
the superior performance of
Parallel Tasking architecture
to PCs with ISA, PCI, MCA,
EISA, and PC Card buses.
The adapters support twisted
pair and coaxial Ethernet
connections.
The EtherLink III Parallel Tasking Family:
The world’s most popular Ethernet adapters.
3Com EtherLink III Parallel
Tasking adapters deliver outstanding value, reliability, and compatibility, as well as the fastest throughput of any network interface card
available today.
EtherLink III Parallel Tasking
adapters set the standard for data
transfer speeds by simultaneously
performing multiple processing
tasks. With an EtherLink III adapter
in your PC or notebook, you get
the fastest data throughput, regardless of the PC bus type used.
3Com offers EtherLink III models
for ISA, MCA, EISA, PCI, and
PC Card buses.
You’ll want to have EtherLink III
adapters if you’re looking for:
Superior performance.
EtherLink III Parallel Tasking
adapters consistently outperform
competing adapters, in all major
environments including NetWare,
Windows 95, Windows NT,™ and
Banyan VINES.®
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■ 32-bit bus mastering. Highperformance EtherLink III PCI
and EISA adapters provide 32-bit
bus mastering, giving you a wide
data path, fast transfers, and low
CPU utilization. With Parallel
Tasking, they also provide the
fastest data throughput. This makes
them ideal for both servers and
multitasking clients.
Speed and safety for portables.
The EtherLink III PC Card and
LAN+Modem PC Card (the PC
Card with a 28.8 Kbps modem)
pack the fastest performance into a
credit card-sized package. And
you’re safe wherever you go—they
are guaranteed compatible with a
wide range of notebooks with and
without Card Services, are simple
to install, and conserve power and
time between battery charges.
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Unsurpassed ease-of-use.
3Com’s AutoLink auto-installation
software automates installation and
configuration tasks for DOS and
Windows 3.1. For NetWare LANs,
a single menu choice completes the
installation, including the down-
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loading of NetWare Universal client
files from the server.
Support for Windows 95 and
plug-and-play PCs. EtherLink III
adapters automatically support
plug-and-play PCs, and provide
seamless Windows 95 support.
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Extensive compatibility.
EtherLink III adapters are the
world’s most popular cards. You
can count on the fullest range of
Ethernet software support in the
industry.
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Proven reliability. For
optimal reliability, all EtherLink III
components are integrated into one
ASIC. Furthermore, 3Com backs all
EtherLink III adapters with a
lifetime warranty.
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Superior manageability.
Driver-integrated SmartAgent ®
intelligent agents provide powerful
SNMP and DMI manageability
using 3Com’s Transcend ®
WorkGroup Manager or Enterprise
Manager for Windows applications.
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HOW
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CHOOSE
THE
R I G H T E T H E R L I N K A DA P T E R S
WIRING TYPE
BUS TYPE
ADVANTAGES
3COM ADAPTER
Unshielded
Twisted Pair
(UTP)
ISA
(All ISA- and EISA-bus PCs)
Highest-performance, easiest-to-install,
and low-cost 16-bit ISA adapter.
AUI and RJ-45 connectors.
EtherLink III
3C509B-TP
For 10BASE-T only environments the twistedpair only adapter offers great value. RJ-45
connector.
EtherLink III
3C509B-TPO
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
Highest-performance 32-bit PCI 10 Mbps
bus mastering adapter. RJ-45 connector.
EtherLink III
3C590-TPO
EISA
(All EISA-bus PCs)
Highest performance, low-cost 32-bit EISA
10 Mbps bus mastering adapter.
RJ-45 connector.
EtherLink III
3C592-TPO
Micro Channel (MCA)
(All MCA-bus PS/2s and PCs)
Highest-performance, low-cost
16/32-bit MCA adapter.
EtherLink III
3C529-TP
PC Card
(All PCs with a PCMCIA slot)
Highest-performance PC Card adapter
available. RJ-45 and BNC connectors.
EtherLink III
3C589C-TP
Highest-performance PC Card with
fastest analog modem (28.8 Kbps).
EtherLink III
3C562-TP*
ISA
(All ISA- and EISA-bus PCs)
Highest-performance, easiest-to-install,
low-cost 16-bit adapter. AUI, RJ-45,
and BNC connectors.
EtherLink III
3C509B-COMBO
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
Highest-performance 32-bit PCI 10 Mbps bus
mastering adapter. AUI, RJ-45, and BNC
connectors.
EtherLink III
3C590-COMBO
EISA
(All EISA bus-PCs)
Highest performance, low-cost 32-bit EISA
10 Mbps bus mastering adapter. AUI, RJ-45,
and BNC connectors.
EtherLink III
3C592-COMBO
PC Card
(All PCs with a PCMCIA slot)
Highest-performance PC Card adapter
available. RJ-45 and BNC connectors.
EtherLink III
3C589C-COMBO
Highest-performance PC Card adapter
with fastest analog modem (28.8 Kbps).
EtherLink III
3C562-COMBO**
ISA
(All ISA- and EISA-bus PCs)
Highest-performance, easiest-to install, and
low-cost 16-bit ISA adapter for coax-based
networks. AUI and BNC connectors.
EtherLink III
3C509B
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
Highest performance, low-cost 32-bit PCI
10 Mbps bus mastering adapter.
AUI, RJ-45, and BNC connectors.
EtherLink III
3C590-COMBO
EISA
(All EISA-bus PCs)
Highest performance, low-cost 32-bit EISA
10 Mbps bus mastering adapter.
AUI, RJ-45, and BNC connectors.
EtherLink III
3C592-COMBO
Micro Channel (MCA)
(All MCA-bus PS/2s and PCs)
Highest-performance, low-cost
16/32-bit MCA adapter.
EtherLink III
3C529
Mixed UTP
and Coax
Coax
Save on Quantity Orders
In addition to selling its adapters individually, 3Com packages its adapters to provide you with maximum cost savings.
All EtherLink adapters are available in 5-packs. 3C529 and 3C529-TP (EtherLink III 16/32-Bit MCA adapters) are also available in 30-packs; 3C509B, 3C509B-TP,
3C509B-TPO, and 3C509B-COMBO (EtherLink III 16-Bit ISA adapters) are also available in 20-, 60-, and 100-packs. 3C590-TPO, 3C590-COMBO (EtherLink III PCI Bus
Master adapters), and 3C595-TX (Fast EtherLink 10/100 PCI adapters) are also available in 20- and 60-packs. Each multi-pack includes one diskette (3 1/2 inches) and
one manual.
*These products are currently qualified for Canada and the United States only. Versions for other countries are scheduled to ship by mid-1996.
**Available mid-1996.
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Artisoft
AT&T
Banyan
Beame &
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BSDi
Century
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Crynwr/Clarkson
DCA/Tiara
DEC
Essex Systems
Farallon
Frontier Tech
FTP Software
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IBM
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James River
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Lanworks
Linux
Locus Computing
Lynx
McAfee
MicroPort
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
NetManage
NFS with DPA*
OSI/ES with DPA*
TCP with DPA*
TriROM (BootP, RPL,
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LANtastic*
LAN Manager*
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NetWare ODI Client*
(2.x, 3.x, 4.x)
Novell
NetWare Requester
for OS/2*
Novell
NetWare 4.0x Server*
Novell
Netware 4.1 Universal
Server*
Novell
UnixWare
Pacer
PacerLink*
Performance Tech Power LAN*
Polygon
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Santa Cruz
LAN Manager
Operation
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NFS, Open
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Desktop, OSI
Santa Cruz
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TCP/IP for UNIX
SunSelect
PC-NFS8*
Sun
SunSoft
Interactive 386/xi SRV3
Sun
SunSoft
Solaris 2.0 for X.86
SysKonnect
SK-Passport 2.0
Touch
Communications
OSI*
University
of Illinois
NCSA Telnet*
University
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Walker, Richer
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Reflections*
The Wollongong
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*Drivers for this product are available on the EtherDisk ® diskette shipped with each EtherLink adapter or 5-pack; other product drivers are
available from independent software vendors.
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†Ships with Windows NT
The product names above are the trademarks of their respective companies.
3Com Ensures You the Easiest
Adapter Installation Ever
Whether you use Windows 95 or AutoLink
software, 3Com adapters make your
installation the easiest ever.
Plug-and-Play Support for
Windows 95
When you work in the Windows 95 environment, adapter configuration is effortless
with a 3Com adapter that supports
Windows 95 and its plug-and-play* feature.
Installation is as simple as plugging in
your 3Com adapter; Windows 95 automatically detects and configures the card.
The computer and Windows 95 seamlessly adjust to the new configuration without your having to set IRQs or I/O port
addresses.
What’s more, when you install an
EtherLink III PC Card or TokenLink III 16/4
PC Card, you can install and remove it
while your computer is powered on, “hot
swapping” your adapter. Immediately
after you insert the adapter, Windows 95
recognizes its type, capabilities, and
requirements, then loads the appropriate
plug-and-play–compliant driver—without
requiring you to restart the system.
AutoLink Software for NetWare
When you work with DOS/Windows 3.x
clients in a NetWare server environment,
3Com AutoLink software automatically
configures your adapter.
Even better, AutoLink software ships free
with 3Com Fast EtherLink, EtherLink III,
TokenLink III, and TokenLink Velocity
adapters.** With AutoLink, you can complete adapter configuration and install
NetWare client files in about three minutes for NetWare clients running
DOS/Windows 3.1. AutoLink works with
or without a network present. If a
NetWare server can be found, AutoLink
looks for a custom or updated configuration to install to the client. If no server is
present, AutoLink quickly installs Novell’s
Universal (VLM) client right from the
3Com diskette.
LOG
ON IN
MINUTES:
3COM SIMPLIFIES
FA S T E T H E R N E T ,
E T H E R N E T,
A N D TO K E N R I N G
A DA P T E R
I N S TA L L AT I O N
AutoLink provides time-saving, worry-free
auto-installation and auto-configuration,
so that even a nontechnical person can
easily achieve the perfect configuration
right away.
* The TokenLink III ISA and EISA versions are not
plug-and-play.
** Not available for TokenLink III EISA versions.
With your 3Com adapter or PC Card in
the Windows 95 environment, you can
move into the Network Neighborhood
effortlessly and take advantage of
Windows 95’s wide range of networking
capabilities.
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TOKENLINK III
TOKENLINK VELOCITY
AND
A DA P T E R S
3Com TokenLink III and
TokenLink Velocity Token Ring
adapters feature unsurpassed
price/performance and easeof-use.
The TokenLink III Family and TokenLink Velocity Adapter:
Leading price/performance network adapters for all your
Token Ring needs.
With 3Com TokenLink III adapters,
you get the cost-effective and
reliable solutions you’d expect
from 3Com, plus 100-percent
compatibility and unprecedented
ease-of-use in Token Ring
environments.
With the TokenLink Velocity PCI
adapter you get a winning combination of high performance with low
CPU utilization and competitive
pricing.
TokenLink III and TokenLink
Velocity adapters carry a lifetime
warranty that assures reliable
operation.
Turn to the TokenLink III adapter
family for:
Look to the TokenLink Velocity
PCI adapter for:
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Guaranteed IBM compatibility.
All TokenLink III adapters ensure
100-percent compatibility with
IBM shared-memory adapters and
drivers, or your money back.
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Fast, easy installation.
TokenLink III adapters come with
AutoLink software that lets you
complete your adapter installation—including downloading of
NetWare client files—in about three
minutes. Completely software
configurable, TokenLink III
adapters also include an on-board
universal boot PROM so you can
easily download drivers from popular network operating systems.
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Full management. TokenLink III
adapters give you SNMP and DMI
management all the way to the
desktop with 3Com’s Transcend
WorkGroup Manager.
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Your choice of buses and
wiring. TokenLink III adapters
support ISA, EISA, and PC Card
buses, all with twisted-pair (STP
and UTP) network connections.
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High performance. The 32-bit
bus mastering interface achieves
burst speeds up to 132 Mbytes/sec
with the industry’s lowest CPU
utilization.
Easy installation. The 3Com
TokenLink Velocity adapter is fully
compliant with the PCI plug-andplay standard to reduce installation
time. It includes 3Com’s AutoLink
software for DOS and Windows 3.1
environments. It is also equipped
with automatic media detection and
connection status LEDs to simplify
installation and reconfiguration.
Superior price/performance.
Priced to deliver 32-bit performance without the 32-bit price, the
TokenLink Velocity adapter gives
you outstanding price/performance.
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TO
CHOOSE
WIRING TYPE
Unshielded
Twisted Pair (UTP)
and Shielded
Twisted Pair (STP)
THE
R I G H T T O K E N L I N K I I I A DA P T E R S
BUS TYPE
ADVANTAGES
3COM ADAPTER
ISA
(All ISA- and EISA-bus PCs)
8/16-bit, 100% IBM compatible, auto- or
software-configurable adapter. Excellent
price/performance, and the easiest-toinstall.
TokenLink III 16/4
3C619C
EISA
(All EISA-bus PCs)
32-bit, 100% IBM compatible, auto- or
software-configurable adapter. Excellent
price/performance.
TokenLink III 16/4
3C679
PC Card
(All PCs with a PCMCIA slot)
16-bit, 100% IBM compatible adapter
with superior hot-swapping capabilities.
Transparent Card Services support.
The fastest and easiest-to-install and use.
TokenLink III 16/4
3C689
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
32-bit, high performance, auto- or
software-configurable adapter.
Supports plug-and-play, Low CPU
utilization. Excellent price/performance.
TokenLink
Velocity PCI
3C339
Save on Quantity Orders
In addition to selling its adapters individually, 3Com packages its adapters to provide you with maximum cost savings.
All 3C679 (TokenLink III 16/4 EISA adapters) and 3C689 (TokenLink III 16/4 PC Card adapters) are available in 5-packs. 3C619C (TokenLink III 16/4 ISA adapters)
are available in 10- and 60-packs. 3C339 (TokenLink Velocity PCI adapters) are available in 10 packs.
Each multi-pack includes one set of diskettes (5-1/4 and 3-1/2 inches, or 3-1/2 inches only for ISA and PC Card adapters) and one manual.
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TOKENLINK III
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
3Com
Attachmate
Banyan
DCA
DCA
DCA
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
IBM
3+Open DOS LAN
Manager 1.0, 1.1, 2.0
3+Open OS/2 LAN
Manager 1.0, 1.1, 2.0
NFS with DPA
OSI/ES with DPA
TCP with DPA
Extra Windows
VINES 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.5
IRMA Workstation
for Windows
Microsoft Select
Communications Server
Microsoft Select
Communications
Workstation
APPC/PC 1.1
AS/400 PC Support,
Client Access/400
Asynchronous
Communications Server
Asynchronous
Connection Server
Bridge Program
Local Token Ring
Bridge/DOS
Communications
Manager/2
DOS LAN Requester
LAN Manager 1.1, 2.0
LAN Network Manager
NetBIOS (LAN Support
Program) 1.10, 1.12,
1.2, 1.3
OS/2 Database
Manager v. 1.2
OS/2 E.E. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
OS/2 LAN Server 1.0,
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
OS/2 Office Vision/2
PC LAN Program 1.2, 1.3
Personal Communications/
3270 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
Remote Initial
Program Load
TCP/IP for
DOS, TCP/IP for OS/2
3270 Emulation
Program 3.0.x
IBM
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3270 Workstation
Program
DOS LAN Manager
1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2
LAN Manager Remote
Program Load, DOS
and OS/2
OS/2 LAN Manager
1.1, 2.0, 2.2
SNA Server v. 21.1
Windows for Workgroups
Windows NT
Windows 3.0, 3.1,
Windows 95
ELS NetWare Levels
I & II 2.1x
LAN Workplace for
DOS v. 5.0
NetWare 286 2.1x
NetWare 386
3.0, 3.1x, 4.0
NetWare Advanced 2.1x
NetWare Client for
DOS/MS Windows
NetWare Client for
OS/2
NetWare Lite 1.0x
NetWare Remote Boot
Facility * DOS, OS/2
NetWare for SAA
SFT NetWare 2.1x, 2.2
3270 Workstation
for DOS
3270 Workstation
for Windows
UNIX v. 3.0
Open Server
Interactive
386/xi SVR3
Solaris
2.0 for x.86
Rumba Office for
Windows
Pathway Access
Release 3.2 for
DOS and Windows
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*Operates only on TokenLink III and IBM TROPIC chip adapters
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F D D I L I N K A DA P T E R S
An affordable package of
high-performance and fault
tolerance for servers and
workstations with the PCI or
EISA bus. 3Com FDDILink
adapters deliver low CPU
utilization and advanced
network resiliency.
The FDDILink Family: Setting the standard for
affordability in high-performance adapters.
3Com FDDILink adapters give you
affordable performance and fault
tolerance for high-speed, highbandwidth networks. FDDILink
adapters transfer a large amount of
data from peripherals to the LAN
with very low CPU utilization,
using bus mastering and an onboard 128-KB RAM buffer to meet
the demands of high-performance
workstations and network servers.
Look to the FDDILink adapter
family for:
High performance. Prepare
yourself for a smooth and fast ride.
FDDILink adapters can clock
transfer rates of 75 Mbps in
NetWare servers, with only
25-percent CPU utilization.
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Low-cost FDDI/CDDI.
FDDILink adapters’ support for
STP and standards-based UTP
brings FDDI to the server cluster at
a price well below that of competitive adapters. You also save
because the high performance and
low CPU utilization of FDDILink
adapters allow each server to
support more users.
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Interoperability. FDDILink
adapters are 100-percent FDDI
ANTC tested, and allow interoperability with SDDI or pre-SDDI
de facto standards, Fiber X3T9.5
standards, as well as the TP-PMD
standard v2.0.
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Easy installation. FDDILink
adapters are simple to install
with 3Com’s friendly and comprehensive menu-driven configuration
software.
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Reliability. Operate with the
confidence of knowing that
FDDILink adapters are so reliable
that 3Com backs them with a
lifetime warranty.
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The wiring you need. Supporting
EISA and PCI buses, FDDILink
adapters are available for Type 1
shielded twisted-pair (STP),
Category 5 unshielded twisted-pair
(UTP), and glass fiber networks.
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Wide-ranging compatibility.
NetWare 3.1x and 4.x, NDIS 2.01
and Windows NT drivers on the
3Com FDDIDisk are bundled with
the adapter to provide hardware and
software compatibility.
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Advanced Network Resiliency.
FDDILink EISA adapters feature
3Com’s Resilient Home
Architecture (RHA), which allows
the installation of multiple
FDDILink adapters in a server, and
when attached to multiple hubs,
creates MAC-level resilient links.
The PCI Fiber DAS adapter provides the same redundancy with the
use of a single adapter.
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HOW
TO
CHOOSE
THE
R I G H T F D D I L I N K A DA P T E R S
WIRING TYPE
BUS TYPE
ADVANTAGES
3COM ADAPTER
Fiber
EISA
(All EISA-bus PCs)
High performance 32-bit EISA adapter
provides maximum throughput with low
CPU utilization. MIC connector.
FDDILink-F
3C771A
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
High-performance 32-bit PCI adapter
optimizes network power and provides
maximum throughput with low CPU
utilization. MIC connector.
FDDILink PCI Fiber SAS
3C795
32-bit PCI adapter delivers reliable,
cost-effective 100 Mbps FDDI connectivity.
Two fiber connectors.
FDDILink PCI Fiber DAS
3C796
Shielded
EISA
Twisted Pair (STP) (All EISA-bus PCs)
Provides connectivity for FDDILink EISA
adapters, 32-bit bus master with
33 MB burst transfers, 100 Mbps
performance. DB-9 connector.
FDDILink-STP
3C775A UTP Adapter
with 3C772 STP
Media Module.
Unshielded
EISA
Twisted Pair (UTP) (All EISA-bus PCs)
32-bit EISA adapter provides reliable,
standards-based, cost-effective
100 Mbps CDDI connectivity.
FDDILink-UTP
3C775A
32-bit PCI adapter provides reliable,
standards-based, cost effective
100 Mbps CDDI connectivity.
FDDILink PCI UTP SAS
3C797
PCI
(All PCI-bus PCs)
3Com
DEC
DEC
FTP Software
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft
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Pathworks for DOS
Pathworks for OS/2
PC/TCP
LAN Manager
Windows NT
Windows 95
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Novell
Novell
Novell
SCO
Sun
LAN Workplace
Netware ODI Client (2.x, 3.x, 4.x)
NetWare 386 3.x
NetWare 4.x Server
NetWare Requester for OS/2
SCO UNIX
PC-NFS
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The product names above are the trademarks of their respective companies.
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AT M L I N K A DA P T E R S
3Com ATMLink adapters,
based on ATM Forum standards, offer high performance
for Sun workstations and
PCI-bus computers.
The ATMLink Family: Providing high performance for
bandwidth-intensive applications, and a smooth migration to ATM enterprise networking.
With 3Com’s ATMLink adapters
you can make a smooth transition
from your legacy system to stateof-the-art ATM networking.
ATMLink adapters support ATM
Forum LAN Emulation which integrates ATM with legacy systems
across the enterprise. This lets you
scale up to ATM incrementally, giving you maximum performance
with minimal disruption of ongoing
network activity.
Whenever you’re ready, you can
link ATMLink adapters with the
3Com CELLplex ™ family of ATM
and Ethernet/ATM switches and the
LinkSwitch ™ 2700 Ethernet/ATM
workgroup switch to provide your
organization with complete end-toend 155 Mbps connectivity.
Turn to the ATMLink adapter
family for:
High performance. ATMLink
SBus adapters support 1024 virtual
connections (VCs), while the PCI
version supports 2048 VCs; both
achieve optimal efficiency and performance through hardware-based
segmentation and reassembly
(SAR) and AAL5.
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Complete end-to-end solution.
You can link ATMLink adapters
with the 3Com CELLplex family of
ATM and Ethernet/ATM switches
and the LinkSwitch 2700
Ethernet/ATM workgroup switch
for complete end-to-end 155 Mbps
connectivity from the desktop to the
backbone.
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Interoperability. To ensure interoperability between your legacy
LANs and ATM systems, ATMLink
adapters conform to relevant
ATM Forum standards, including
UNI 3.0/3.1, ILMI, IP over ATM
(SBus only), and LAN Emulation
specifications.
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Multiple Virtual LANs. Support
for Multiple LAN Emulation
Clients (LECs) allows ATMLink
adapters to participate in Multiple
Virtual LANs.
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Traffic management. Extensive
VBR, CBR, and UBR traffic shaping and congestion mechanisms
give you exceptional virtual connection traffic management.
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Bandwidth for demanding
applications. Your bandwidthintensive applications, such as
imaging, video, and 3D-modeling,
benefit from the high performance
of 3Com’s ATMLink architecture.
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3 C O M I M PA C T I S D N A DA P T E R S
AND
MODEMS
3Com Impact ISDN external
digital modems and ISA
adapters are easy to install
and use, and give you the
fastest dial-up network
access at speeds of
up to 128 Kbps.
The 3Com Impact Family: High-speed dial-up network
access and easy installation.
The 3Com Impact family of highperformance ISDN adapters and
modems deliver today’s fastest
dial-up network access. Using
Multilink PPP (Point-to-Point
Protocol), 3Com Impact digital
modems and adapters transmit
information at speeds up to 128
Kbps, four times faster than the
fastest analog modem.
The 3Com Impact ISDN external
digital modem gives your
Macintosh or IBM-compatible PC
high-speed Internet or remote
LAN connectivity, along with an
analog port for simultaneous
voice, fax, and data capability.
The 3Com Impact ISDN ISA
adapter connects directly to your
PC’s internal data bus for maximum throughput and emulates an
Ethernet adapter to give you full
compatibility with corporate
LANs.
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Look to the 3Com Impact ISDN
external digital modem and ISA
adapter family for:
Fast dial-up access. With
Multilink PPP, the 3Com Impact
ISDN modems and adapters combine both ISDN B channels into a
single 128 Kbps data pipe to give
you a dial-up Internet or LAN connection at four times the speed of
the fastest analog modems.
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Easy to install. 3Com Impact
products come with step-by-step
graphical installation software for
ease of installation. 3Com Impact
ISDN adapters and digital modems
support the plug-and-play standard
so, there are no jumpers or switches to set.
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Optimized for your application.
Choose the ISDN platform that
meets your needs: the 3Com
Impact ISDN external digital
modem connects to your computer’s serial port to give you simultaneous voice, fax, and data. The
3Com Impact ISDN ISA adapter
attaches directly to our PC’s internal ISA bus to give you maximum
throughput—128 Kbps.
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Standards compliance. The
3Com Impact ISDN external digital modem, certified for use in
North America, supports both the
V.120 protocol and Async-Synch™
PPP conversion, ensuring compatibility with Internet service
providers and remote access
servers. The 3Com Impact ISDN
ISA adapter ships with standard
LAN drivers to support popular
operating systems over IP, IPX,
and NetBEUI protocols. And it
supports a variety of international
ISDN signaling standards.
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Third-party software support.
3Com Impact ISDN external digital modems support most standards-based dial-up communications software. 3Com Impact
ISDN ISA adapters support a
range of third-party software,
including NetWare 3.x., 4.x., LAN
Manager,™ and Windows for
Workgroups 3.11.
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3 C O M I M PA C T FA M I LY C O M PA R I S O N
Features
ISA Adapter
External Digital Modem
Multilink PPP for fast dial-up access
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DOS and Windows installation software
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Standards-based for wide compatibility
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Option
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Built-in NT1 for easy installation (North America)
International ISDN signaling support
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Direct bus interface for maximum throughput
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Compression for improved performance
Future (Stac-over ISDN)
V.42bis (analog modem only)
Software configurable—no jumpers or switches!
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Windows 95 plug-and play
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Emulates a LAN connection (LAN drivers included)
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Compatible with a variety of communications
programs (supports AT command set)
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Simultaneous voice/fax and data
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Integrated V.32bis fax/modem for backwards compatibility
Option
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Multi-platform support (PC, Macintosh, UNIX, laptops)
Bandwidth on-demand and spoofing with AccessBuilder 4000-ISDN
Warranty
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Lifetime
One Year
Automatic Protocol Selection (QuickSelect)
N/A
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Async-Sync Point-to-Point Protocol conversion
N/A
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Support
Standards Compliance
V.120
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Voice and G3 fax
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V.32bis, V.42 error correction, V.42bis data compression
Bridging Control Protocol (BCP)
Compression Control Protocol (CCP)
Analog modem option
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Future
Password Authentication Protocol (PAP)
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Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
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National ISDN-1
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AT&T and Northern Telecom custom
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Euro-ISDN
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VN3
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Circuit switched data
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ISDN Signaling
Circuit switched voice
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3 C O M I M PA C T I S D N A DA P T E R S
AND
3Com Impact External Digital Modems and Adapters
Multilink PPP—Getting the
most out of ISDN
Give You Speed and Reliability
Basic ISDN Advantages
ISDN service —offered by major
telephone companies around the
world — offers many advantages
over analog telephone connections.
Performance and Economy
ISDN is fast. Using a single telephone connection, Basic Rate ISDN
provides two B channels for digital
calls, each carrying up to 64 Kbps
of data or voice communication.
Combining the two channels via
Multilink PPP creates a 128 Kbps
data pipe between two sites.
For Internet users and teleworkers,
ISDN speeds the process of locating data resources and downloading files. ISDN saves money, too,
by reducing telephone line usage
time and associated charges. A
data file that takes four minutes to
transmit with the fastest analog
modem (28.8 Kbps) takes less than
one minute with an ISDN external
digital modem or ISA adapter
using Multilink PPP.
With ISDN, calls connect in a matter of seconds. Analog modems
must negotiate the speed that the
telephone line will support, which
can take up to 30 seconds to set up
a connection.
MODEMS
To give you the highest possible
Digital Reliability
ISDN is a digital technology, transmitting 0s and 1s over the telephone line instead of modem tones.
As a result it is inherently very reliable, like an audio CD or a CDROM. By contrast, analog phone
lines pick up noise from their surroundings, which can block connections, slow transmission, and corrupt data.
transmission speed over an ISDN BRI
connection, all 3Com Impact adapters
and digital modems support the
Multilink PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol)
and IETF Internet Standard. With
Multilink PPP on both ends of a BRI
connection, two 64 Kbps ISDN channels are combined into one 128 Kbps
data pipe, without additional hardware or lines from your ISDN
provider.
Multilink PPP, combined with 3Com’s
bandwidth on-demand technology,
Digital
Modems
and
Adapters
lets you utilize your ISDN resources
Two
ISDN
Channels
(Multilink
PPP)
how and when you need them. In
cooperation with 3Com’s
AccessBuilder 4000-ISDN, your 3Com
ISDN ISA adapter can automatically
open a second B channel to handle a
sudden transmission load, then transparently close the second connection
when network requests are satisfied.
Just as easily, a Multilink PPP session
makes room for an outgoing voice call
or fax transmission starting over the
One
ISDN
Channel
3Com Impact external modem’s
Phone Out port, then resumes full
bandwidth when the call or fax ends.
Compared with other ISDN multiplexing schemes, the Multilink PPP stan-
Analog Modems
dard offers superior flexibility and
interoperability, giving you transparent channel aggregation—simply and
2400 bps
14.4 Kbps
28.8 Kbps
64 Kbps
128 Kbps
ISDN digital modems and adapters are four times as fast as the fastest analog modems —
and nearly 50 times as fast as many analog devices.
inexpensively. And with 3Com’s continuing support for Multilink PPP you
can count on interoperability for all
your ISDN networking, now and in the
future.
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COUNT
ON
3COM
FOR
FA S T, E A S Y A DA P T E R S U P P O RT
Get adapter support quickly and easily through
3Com’s automated on-line systems.
At anytime. From anywhere.
Support
3Com’s automated on-line systems
bring fast, reliable, technical information as close as your telephone.
When you’re faced with real time
problems demanding instant
solutions, you can rely on the
3ComBBS (Bulletin Board System)
to download software
drivers, fixes, and diagnostic
programs.
When you need that picture that’s
worth a thousand words—typically
an installation or configuration
drawing — call the 3ComFacts sm
fax system and the image you
request will appear on your desk
in minutes.
In short, 3Com’s automated systems provide dependable support
for all 3Com adapters 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
3ComBBS (Bulletin
Board System)
You can access 3Com’s home page
on the Internet with a web browser
application such as Netscape
Navigator ™ or NCSA Mosaic.™ Look
for us at http://www/3com.com.
3ComFacts is a round-the-clock fax
service system divided into two
sections: CardFacts® and NetFacts.sm
■
Software drivers
■
Technical tips
■
Product information
CardFacts for Adapters
■
Diagnostic programs
■
■
Software patches and fixes
■
You can use the 3ComBBS to
download files whenever you need
them.
How to Access 3ComBBS
Set your modem to 8 data bits, 1 stop
bit, and no parity, then use the following list to find the appropriate baud
rate and telephone number:
Australia:
Up to 14400 baud
61 2 9955 2073
France:
Up to 14400 baud
33 1 69 86 69 54
Germany:
Up to 9600 baud
49 89 62732 188
Hong Kong:
Up to 14400 baud
85 22537 5608
3Com World Wide Web
Visit the 3Com web site for
detailed information about 3com
products and adapter drivers, as
well as technical tips and answers
to frequently asked questions. The
web site also provides direct access
to 3ComFacts.
3ComFacts FAX System
Italy:
Up to 9600 baud
39 2 2730 06 80
Japan:
Up to 14400 baud
81 3 3345 7266
Singapore:
Up to 14400 baud
65 534 5693
Taiwan:
Up to 14400 baud
886 2 377 5840
U.K.:
Up to 28800 baud
44 144 227 8278
U.S.:
Up to 28800 baud
408 980 8204
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■
■
Installation diagrams
Configuration drawings
Troubleshooting instructions
Developer information
The latest Driver Compatibility
Guide
NetFacts for System Products
■
■
Data sheets (also available by
calling 800-NET-3Com in the
U.S. or your local 3Com office)
Technical articles
How to Access 3ComFacts
You can access 3ComFacts from
anywhere in the world using the
international access numbers.
International Access
Hong Kong:
8522537 5610
U.K.:
44 144 227 8279
U.S.:
408 727 7021
Local access is also available within the following countries using the
phone numbers below.
Local Access
Australia:
1 800 123 853
Denmark:
800 17319
Finland:
98 001 4444
France:
05 90 81 58
Germany:
0130 81 80 63
Italy:
1678 99085
Netherlands:
06 0228049
Norway:
800 11062
Sweden:
020 792954
U.K.:
0800 626403
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Phone: 44 1628 897000
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Phone: 33 1 69 86 68 00
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Czech and Slovak Republics
Phone: 42 2 21845 800
Fax: 42 2 21845 811
Berlin, Germany
Phone: 49 30 3498790
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Munich, Germany
Phone: 49 89 627320
Fax: 49 89 62732233
Poland
Phone: 48 22 6451351
Fax: 48 22 6451352
Switzerland
Phone: 41 31 9984555
Fax: 41 31 9984550
3Com Ireland
Phone: 353 1 820 7077
Fax: 353 1 820 7107
3Com Japan
Phone: 81 3 3345 7251
Fax: 81 3 3345 7261
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U.S. Headquarters
Phone: 408-764-6075
Fax: 408-764-5730
Argentina
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Phone: 39 2 253011
Fax: 39 2 27304244
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Phone: 39 6 5917756
Fax: 39 6 5918969
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Phone: 34 1 3831700
Fax: 34 1 3831703
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Phone: 971 4 349049
Fax: 971 4 349803
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Denmark
Phone: 45 39 27 85 00
Fax: 45 39 27 08 44
Finland
Phone: 358 0 435 420 67
Fax: 358 0 435 422 00
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Phone: 47 22 18 40 03
Fax: 47 22 18 23 85
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Phone: 41 31 996 14
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Phone: 27 11 807 4397
Fax: 27 11 803 7405
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Phone: 44 1312 208228
Fax: 44 1312 261410
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Phone: 44 1618 737717
Fax: 44 1618 738053
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Phone: 44 1628 897000
Fax: 44 1628 897003
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