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Asanté 10NIC-PCI™
PCI Ethernet Adapter
Installation Guide
Asanté Technologies, Inc.
821 Fox Lane
San Jose, CA 95131
November 1997
Part Number 06-00404-00 Rev. A
Copyright Notice
Copyright 1997 by Asanté Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved. No part of this manual, or any associated artwork, software, product design
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Technologies, Inc.
Trademarks
Asanté Technologies, Asanté FAST and Asanté 10NIC-PCI are trademarks of Asanté Technologies,
Inc.
Apple, AppleTalk, EtherTalk, AppleShare and Power Macintosh are registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows and the Windows Logo are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation.
Ethernet is a registered trademark of the Xerox Corporation.
All brand names and products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders.
FCC Information
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.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case,
the user, at his own risk and expense will be required to correct the interference.
Asanté Warranty
Asanté Technologies, Inc. warrants that this product will be free from defects in title, materials
and manufacturing workmanship. If the product is found to be defective, then, as your sole
remedy and as the manufacturer’s only obligation, Asanté Technologies, Inc. will repair or
replace the product.This warranty is exclusive and is limited to the AsantéNIC adapters.
This warranty shall not apply to products that have been subjected to abuse, misuse, abnormal
electrical or environmental conditions, or any condition other than what can be considered
normal use.
Warranty Disclaimers
Asanté Technologies, Inc. makes no other warranties, express, implied or otherwise, regarding
AsantéNIC adapters, and specifically disclaims any warranty for merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.
The exclusion of implied warranties is not permitted in some States and the exclusions specified herein may not apply to you.This warranty provides you with specific legal rights.There
may be other rights that you have which vary from State to State.
Developer tested only, Novell makes no warranty with respect to this product.
Limitation of Liability
The liability of Asanté Technologies, Inc. arising from this warranty and sale shall be limited to a
refund of the purchase price. In no event shall Asanté Technologies, Inc. be liable for costs of
procurement of substitute products or services, or for any lost profits, or for any consequential,
incidental, direct or indirect damages, however caused and on any theory of liability, arising
from this warranty and sale.These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of
essential purpose of any limited remedy.
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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Asanté 10NIC-PCI Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
PCI Local Bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installing the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1
Connecting the Adapter to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Connecting a Network Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3
Configuring the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Self-Configuring the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Computers without the Self-Configuring Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Full or Half Duplex Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Testing the Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Installing Network Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Network Operating Systems Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Power Macintosh Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Installing the Open Transport Driver and Ethernet Options Control
Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Using the Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
NetDoubler™ Installation and Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
PC Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Installing the Novell NetWare 3.x Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-8
Novell NetWare 4.x Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9
Microsoft Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-10
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation or Server 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . .3-16
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1
Link Integrity LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2
Data Traffic LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2
Using the Diagnostic Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3
Power Macintosh Diagnostic Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3
Asanté Driver Local Statistics Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
PC Diagnostic Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-6
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Asanté 10NIC-PCI Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Contacting Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Technical Support Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
1
Introduction
This manual describes the installation procedures for the Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter on two different platforms:
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Apple Power Macintosh and Power Macintosh-compatible
computers
PC compatible computers
Most of the information applies to both platforms. When the information is
specific to a platform, it is noted in the heading for the section or sub-section.
Asanté 10NIC-PCI Adapter
The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter provides a cost-effective solution for increased
network performance. Using this adapter, your throughput will dramatically
increase in comparison to any ISA, EISA, or NuBus cards.
Using bus-mastering architecture and burst mode, bottlenecks are minimized
and file transfers are prevented from over-loading the host CPU. On Power
Macintosh computer, the driver and control panel give the added performance of true full duplex, plus the ability to switch to forced half-duplex.
Installation is simple compared to ISA or EISA card installations. Simply plug
the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter into your PC or Power Macintosh and let the
adapter self-configure to your system during power-up.
The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter will automatically configure all I/O addresses
and interrupts on the PCI system. However, make sure you first review the
installation instructions to ensure that you do not damage your computer or
the adapter card.
Introduction
Features
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32-bit bus-mastering design provides maximum throughput
without loading the host CPU.
132 Mbps maximum data transfer rate through the 32-bit PCI
bus.
Unique Macintosh Control Panel allows user to configure full
or half duplex.
Easy to install — plug-and-play self-configuration.
Compatible with popular network operating systems for PC
and Power Macintosh computers.
Two diagnostic LEDs for quick and easy troubleshooting.
Jumperless and switchless operation.
100% compliant with IEEE 802.3 Ethernet.
Compliant with PCI 2.0 Specification.
Lifetime warranty and free technical support.
Package Contents
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Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter
One disk containing the Installation Guide (this manual)
One Driver Disk which includes the following software for
both PCI-based PC and Power Macintosh computers:
❏ Device drivers for popular network operating systems
❏ Driver dependent supporting files
❏ Diagnostic utility software
❏ Driver installation documents
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Note: The included Driver Disk is DOS-formatted. To
use this disk on a PCI-based Power Macintosh, make sure
that you do not disable the System Extensions during
power-up and that PC Exchange is enabled in the Extensions Manager.
Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter Read Me First
NetDoubler ™ software
NetDoubler Read Me First
Warranty Registration Card
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PCI Local Bus
PCI Local Bus
The PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) local bus is an industry standard high-performance bus designed for high I/O throughput.The 32-bit PCI
bus runs at a maximum of 33MHz, while handling a maximum data transfer
rate of 132 MBytes/second.
One of the advantages of the PCI bus is that it is processor-independent.The
Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter is capable of working with both PCI-based PC and
Power Macintosh computers. PCI devices are also self-configuring, making
them very easy to install and use.
The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter uses 32-bit bus mastering architecture allowing maximum throughput with low CPU utilization.
▲ Important! The PCI bus slot on your computer must
support bus-mastering operations. All Macintosh computers support bus-mastering.
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2
Installation
Overview
Experienced computer technicians know that all you really need to do to
install an adapter is unplug your computer, install the adapter, connect it to
the network, load the driver, and you’re done!
That’s generally true; however, Asanté recommends that you first read this
chapter to avoid damage to the adapter or your computer. This chapter also
describes what to do if you encounter any problems during installation.
Chapter 2 covers the following steps:
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Installing the adapter
Connecting to the network
Configuring the adapter
Testing the adapter
Chapter 3 will guide you on:
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Installing the driver
Configuring the Macintosh control panel for duplex mode.
NetDoubler with the 10NIC-PCI adapter
Installing the Adapter
To install the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter in your computer:
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Note: You do not need to set any jumpers or switches on
the adapter.
Static warning & preparation
1
Do not touch the Asanté 10NIC-PCI until
adapter
you
ground yourself, as explained in step 4 of these instructions.
Installation
A network adapter is sensitive to static electricity and must
be handled carefully. If you do not handle the Asanté
10NIC-PCI adapter properly, you can damage it and/or your
computer.
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3
Turn off your computer’s power.
4
After opening your computer, touch the metal chassis to
discharge any static electricity on your body.
5
Open the network adapter packaging and remove the
Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter.
6
Immediately install the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter in your
computer, as described below.
Disconnect the power plug from the computer.
This step is required because some computers still provide
power to the PCI bus even when shut down.
Install the adapter
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If there is a metal or plastic plate blocking the opening for
the card slot in the back of your computer, remove it.
8
Align the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter’s edge connector with
the PCI bus slot.
9
Push the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter down into the slot until
the adapter locks into place, as shown in Figure 2-1.
▲ Important! Ensure that the Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter is fully seated in the PCI slot before starting
the computer. Never “wiggle”, insert, or remove the
card while the computer is plugged in or powered on.
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Connecting the Adapter to the Network
your computer uses a screw to hold the adapter in place,
10 Ifre-insert
and tighten the screw.
Push the adapter
firmly into the slot.
Figure 2-1
Installing the adapter
11 Replace the computer’s cover.
Do notstart the computer until you connect the Asanté
10NIC-PCI adapter to the network, as described in the next
section,“Connecting the Adapter to the Network.”
Connecting the Adapter to the Network
The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter provides an RJ-45, 10BaseT port for your network.
▲ Important! Connection to a 10BASE-T hub or switch
for 10Mbps operation requires a Category 3, 4, or 5
UTP (untwisted pair) cable or twisted pair cable.
Connecting a Network Cable
To connect your Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter to the network:
1
Plug the RJ45 connector on one end of your network cable
into the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter’s RJ-45 port.
2
Plug the other end of your network cable into the network
hub or switch, or into a wall socket connected to a network hub or switch.
3
Reconnect your computer’s power plug.
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4
Turn the computer’ power on.
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Configuring the Adapter
Configuring the Adapter
Self-Configuring the Adapter
One of the advantages of PCI is that all of its devices are self-configuring.The
Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter is designed to utilize this feature.
During system initialization at power-up, the PCI BIOS (system ROM) configuration software automatically selects an unused interrupt line and
I/O addresses for use with the adapter.You do not need to set interrupts, I/O
addresses, jumpers, or switches to configure the adapter.
Computers without the Self-Configuring Feature
(Not applicable to Macintosh computers) Early versions of a PC’s PCI BIOS
do not support the PCI specification, version 2.0.
To successfully install the adapter in computers without the self-configuring
feature, you may need to modify IRQ jumper settings on the computer’s
motherboard and/or modify the PCI BIOS setup with the setup utility that
came with your computer system. Refer to your computer manuals for information on changing the BIOS setup for a PCI bus.
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Note: Check with your computer manufacturer to see if
your computer properly supports the PCI Specification,
version 2.0.
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Note: It is recommended that you verify the PCI configuration using the PCI BIOS setup utility after installing the
adapter. Check that your PCI configuration do not conflict
with other bus configuration.
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Installation
Full or Half Duplex Operation
The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter allows you to configure to the highest performance mode of operation.The two possible modes of operation are:
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10BaseT Half Duplex
10BaseT Full Duplex
The default mode is half duplex. After testing the adapter and installing the
driver, you may change this on Macintosh computers. For more information,
see “Using the Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel” on page 3-5 for
instructions.
Testing the Adapter
Asanté recommends you conduct a test with the supplied diagnostic software after installing the adapter.
Successful test performance ensures that the adapter is operating properly.
A diagnostic program for testing the adapter is included on the Driver Disk.
This program runs a number of tests and indicates the results with PASS or
FAIL.
Testing on a PC
Asanté has included a DOS application titled “DIAGPCI.EXE” on
the Driver Disk in the UTILITY subdirectory.
This application will automatically test the Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter. To use the application, see “PC Diagnostic Program”
on page 4-6.
Testing on a Macintosh
Asanté has included a Macintosh application titled “Asanté TroubleShooter for PCI” on the Driver Disk.
This application is in compressed form on the disk. It will automatically test the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter.
To use the application, you must first decompress the file and
save it to your local hard drive:
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3
Open your Driver Disk.
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Save the “Utility Folder” to your local hard disk.
Open the PowerMacintosh folder.
Double-click on the “Utility.sea” file.
This creates a folder titled “Utility Folder.”
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Configuring the Adapter
In the “Utility Folder” is the “Asanté TroubleShooter for PCI”
application. To use the application, see “Power Macintosh
Diagnostic Program” on page 4-3.
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Installation
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Installing Network Drivers
Network Operating Systems Supported
After installing, configuring, and testing the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter, you
are ready to install the network drivers (plus a control panel on Macintosh
computers) to work with your network operating system.
The network operating systems that are supported are:
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Power Macintosh Networks: Apple System 7.5.3 or higher,
AppleShare, Novell NetWare for Macintosh, and AppleTalk.
PC Networks: Novell NetWare, Microsoft Windows for Workgroups, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows NT,
Microsoft LAN Manager, Banyan VINES, NDIS- and ODI-compliant operating systems.
This chapter describes driver installation in the following environments:
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Power Macintosh Networks:
❏ Power Macintosh Open Transport Driver
PC Networks:
❏ Novell NetWare 3.x Client
❏ Novell NetWare 4.x Client
❏ Microsoft Windows 95
❏ Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
❏ Microsoft Windows NT Workstation
In general, the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter will support a PC’s network operating system (NOS) that works with NDIS and ODI drivers. For more details,
refer to the INSTALL.DOC files in each specific NOS subdirectory on the
Driver Disk and/or the manuals provided by your NOS manufacturer.
Installing Network Drivers
Power Macintosh Networks
This section explains how to install the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter’s Open
Transport driver and the Asanté Ethernet Options control panel on your PCIbased Power Macintosh computer.
Installing the Open Transport Driver and Ethernet
Options Control Panel
The Asanté Driver Disk includes Asanté’s Open Transport PCI device driver
for the Power Macintosh.This driver supports AppleTalk and TCP/IP protocols simultaneously, as well as true full-duplex operation.
The Driver Disk also includes the Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel.
Both the driver and the control panel are automatically installed when you
complete the instructions below.
▲ Important!
The Driver Disk is formatted for PCs.
Your Macintosh computer can read the disk if you ensure
that PC Exchange is enabled in the Extensions Manager
and that you do not disable System Extensions while starting your computer (i.e. do not hold down the Shift key during startup).
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Insert the Asanté Driver Disk
into the floppy drive.
Double-click the Asanté Driver Disk
icon.
Double-click the Power Macintosh
folder to open it.
Figure 3-1
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10NIC-PCI Installer on Asanté Driver Disk
Installing the Open Transport Driver and Ethernet Options Control Panel
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5
Double-click the AsantéNIC Installer
icon.
Click OKwhen the Asanté installer splash screen appears.
The Easy Install dialog box appears.
▲ Important!
To properly install the Open Transport
driver, you must use this Installer program. Do not drag the
files to the System Folder; doing so may not install the files
properly.
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Click the Installbutton.
The Installer places the AsantéNIC™ OT driver in the
Extensions Folder and the Asanté Ethernet Options Control
Panel in the Control Panels folder.
Figure 3-2
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Driver and Control Panel Components
Click the Restartbutton when the message appears stating that the installation was successful.
After successfully installing the adapter, connecting it to an
active network, installing the driver and control panel, and
restarting your Macintosh, you must configure the AppleTalk control panel to recognize the Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter, following the instruction below.
Configuring the AppleTalk Control Panel
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Open the AppleMenu and select Control Panels
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Select AppleTalk
from the Control Panels submenu.
The AppleTalk control panel appears.
Figure 3-3
AppleTalk Control Panel set to Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter.
10 Click once on the “Connect via:” dropdown menu.
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Installing Network Drivers
the Ethernet slot number where the adapter is
11 Select
installed.
the AppleTalk control panel by clicking on the close
12 Close
box.
A dialog box appears asking whether you want to save
changes.
13 Click Save.
The AppleTalk Control Panel is configured.
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Note: To verify the Ethernet connection, you can use the
Chooser. This displays the availability of network zones,
printers, file servers, and/or shared disks; if you see any of
these items, you are connected to the network. If you do
not see network devices in the Chooser, first check that at
least one of the other network devices is powered on
before assuming there’s a problem with your Ethernet connection.
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Using the Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel
Using the Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel
The Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel allows you to set the Asanté
10NIC-PCI adapter to full or half duplex mode.
After power-up initialization, the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter automatically
connects at 10Mbps in halfduplexmode. On Power Macintosh computers,
you can change the default mode to full duplex operation. Asanté is the first
manufacturer to also include a Macintosh Control Panel called Asanté Ethernet
Options
, which allows you to view and change the Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter’s duplex mode (this control panel will not work with other manufacturer’s adapters or built-in ethernet).
Full Duplex Mode
Full duplex mode generally allows faster performance, especially on database or file servers.The term “full duplex” refers to the capability of your
networking system to support simultaneous transfer of data to, and from,
the computer at the same time.To use full duplex, your network’s switch,
your adapter card, the adapter card’s driver, the computer, and the computer’s operating system must all support full duplex. If any one of these
components cannot fully support full duplex operation, you must instead
use half duplex operation.
The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter and its driver are designed to support full
duplex operation on PCI Power Macintosh computers. In addition, all PCI
Macintosh computers and their MacOS support full duplex if they are used
with the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter and driver.
▲ Important! Full duplex mode only works when your computer is connected to an Ethernet switch
. Ethernet hubsdo not
support full duplex. Therefore, if you are connecting to an
Ethernet hub, set the adapter to halfduplex.
Half Duplex Mode
In half duplex mode, the computer transmits or receives traffic on a stopand-wait basis.Therefore, networking performance suffers somewhat if you
are trying to send and receive large amounts of data at the same time (for
example, on a server). If you are just performing normal, simple, one-way
file transfers from a client, you will not notice this performance degradation.
The Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel
To open the control panel while the Asanté 10NIC-PCI card is operational:
1
Open the AppleMenu and select Control Panels
.
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Installing Network Drivers
2
Select Asanté Ethernet Options
.
The Asanté Ethernet Options control panel opens, showing
which slots of your Macintosh computer are occupied with
Asante networking cards, as well as the mode of each card.
See Figure 3-4.
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Note: The same Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel
can be used with both the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter and
the AsantéFAST10/100 Fast Ethernet adapter.
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The control panel
automatically detects
where the Asanté
10NIC-PCI adapter
is installed and selects
its slot number.
Figure 3-4
Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel
In Figure 3-4, the 10NIC-PCI card is installed in Slot C1 and has been set to
Full Duplex mode. Note that all the other slots are grayed out because they
do not contain an Asanté Ethernet or Fast Ethernet PCI card.
This control panel can configure up to six Asanté PCI adapter cards installed
in one Macintosh.
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Using the Asanté Ethernet Options Control Panel
Configuring Duplex Mode
To change an Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter’s setting:
1
Click on the button corresponding to the slot containing your
card.
2
Click on the appropriate button to select either half duplex
or full duplex mode.
Full duplex is recommended if you are connected to an
Ethernet Switch.
If you are connected to an Ethernet Hub, select half duplex
mode (default setting). A hub cannot support full duplex
mode.
3
To change the setting for another Asante card, click on the
button for that slot and then set its duplex mode.
4
Close the control panel and restart the Macintosh computer for the changes to take effect.
NetDoubler™ Installation and Operation
The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter supports free operation of Asanté’s NetDoubler Network Acceleration Software.
NetDoubler contains special code that detects the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter
and automatically enables the software on Power Macintosh computers
without the need for a NetDoubler serial number.
For installation instructions, refer to the NetDoubler diskette included in
your Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter package.
You may also download free updates for NetDoubler from Asanté’s web site
at www. asante.com.
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Installing Network Drivers
PC Networks
This section explains how to install network specific drivers on PCs.
Installing the Novell NetWare 3.x Client
This section shows you how to install Novell NetWare version 3.x ODI client
software.
1
Create a directory named NETWARE on your C: drive.
To do this, type the following command at the DOS command line prompt:
MD C:\NETWARE
2
Insert either the NetWare WSGEN disk that came with NetWare 3.x or your master workstation disk into drive A.
3
Copy the following three files to the NETWARE directory
on your C drive:
❏ LSL.COM
❏ IPXODI.COM
❏ NETX.COM
▲ Important! The Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter requires
LSL.COM version 2.10 or later. Please check the version
number of your LSL.COM file.
4
Remove the NetWare WSGEN or master workstation disk
from the floppy drive.
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6
Insert the Asanté Driver Disk into floppy drive A.
Copy the NET.CFG and the ODI driver files to the NETWARE directory on your C drive.
To do this, type the following two lines:
COPY A:\NETWARE\NW3.X\CLIENT\NET.CFG C:\NETWARE
COPYA:\NETWARE\NW3.X\CLIENT\ASANTPCI.COMC:\NETWARE
7
Check your CONFIG.SYS file to make sure that the following line appears:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE
If you don’t see it there, type it in, then save the file.
▲ Important! The SETVER.EXE file must be in the
C:\DOS directory.
8
Remove the Driver Disk from the floppy drive.
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Novell NetWare 4.x Client
9 Restart your computer.
run NetWare, type the following four commands, (in
10 To
the following sequence) at the C:\NETWARE prompt:
LSL
ASANTPCI
IPXODI
NETX
to the network drive (usually F), and log in to your
11 Change
network.
Novell NetWare 4.x Client
This section shows you how to install Novell NetWare version 4.x client software.
1
Run the NetWare Client Install program that came with Netware 4.x.
2
Follow the instructions for the first three steps of the NetWare Client Install program as required.
3
4
At step 4, press Enter to install the driver for your adapter.
When prompted, insert the Asanté Driver Disk into the
drive and type the following:
A:\NETWARE\NW4.X\CLIENT
5
Press Enter.
The Network Board window appears.
6
Select Asanté PCI Network Adapter and press Enter.
The Settings for the Asanté PCI Network Adapter window
appears. It displays the selected settings for Base I/O Port,
Hardware Interrupt, and Media Frame Type.You do not
need to modify these settings.
7
8
Press ESC to continue.
9
When prompted, insert the appropriate NetWare Client
Install disk and press Enter.
At step 5, press Enter to continue with the NetWare installation.
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Installing Network Drivers
10 Press Enter to exit to the DOS prompt.
11 Restart the computer to load the network drivers.
12 To log in to the network, type:
F:login
Microsoft Windows 95
This section explains how to install the driver to use your Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter with Windows 95.
D
Note:If you are installing Windows 95 for the first time, the
Plug and Play technology of Windows 95 will automatically
detect the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter.
It will select, and ask to install, the generic “PCI Ethernet DECchip 21041 Based Adapter” driver from the Windows 95 software. Although this driver will work with the Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter, Asanté recommends you instead install the Asanté
driver.
The following instructions assume you have just installed the
10NIC-PCI adapter in a PC already equipped with Windows 95:
1
Start the computer.
During startup, Windows 95 will detect any new card in the
PCI bus and present a dialog box titled New Hardware Found
. It
will state the 10NIC-PCI is a “PCI Ethernet DECchip 21041
Based Adapter”.
After a few seconds, you will then see a Network
dialog box
stating that “You must provide computer and workgroup
names that will identify the computer on the network” (this
dialog will only appear if you have never previously connected this computer to a network).
2
Click OKto dismiss this dialog box.
A different dialog box, again called Network
, appears with
three tabs labeled Configuration
, Identification
, and Access
Control
.
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Microsoft Windows 95
3
Click on the tab labeled Identification
.
You will see three text boxes for entering Computer Name
Workgroup
, and Computer Description
. Windows 95 has
already entered the word “Default” in the Computer Name
box. Leave it there.
4
Press the tab key to move the cursor to the next text box
and type anything, such as the letter “A” in the Workgroup
text box. Do not put any thing in the Computer Description
box at this time. We will return to this box later.
5
Click on the Configuration
tab.
Windows 95 will present its generic driver PCI Ethernet DECchip 21041 Based Adapter
for this card.
You will first delete this driver, and then install the Asanté
driver.
6
Click on PCI Ethernet DECchip 21041 Based in
Adapter
the window to select it.
7
Click on the Removebutton.
The window listing the drivers will become blank.
8
Click the Addbutton.
A dialog box titled Select Networking Component
will
Type
appear, with a list of four components: Client, Adapter, Protocol, and Service.
9 Click on Adapterto highlight it.
10 Click on the Addbutton.
appears.
11 A dialog box titled Select Network Adapters
12 Click the Have Diskbutton.
The Install from Disk
window appears.
into floppy drive A.
13 Insert the Asanté Driver Disk
14 In the “Copy manufacturer's files from:” text box, type:
A:\WIN95
15 Click the OKbutton.
appears.
16 A dialog box titled Select Network Adapters
“AsantéNIC-PCI 10Mbps Ethernet ”Adapter
from the
17 Select
Modelswindow, then click OK.
The Network
window will reappear.
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Installing Network Drivers
on the Configuration
tab if it is not already selected.
18 Click
The AsantéNIC-PCI 10Mbps Ethernet Adapter
driver will show
in the window, along with Client for Microsoft Networks
, Client for NetWare Networks
, IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol
, and
NetBEUI
.You do not need to change anything in this window at this time.
Click on the tab labeled Identification
.
19 You
will see three text boxes for entering Computer Name
Workgroup
, and Computer Description
. Windows 95 has
already entered the word “Default” in the Computer Name
box. Ask your network administrator for the correct information to enter in the Computer Name
box, such as “Jill’s
Integraph”, and in the Workgroup
box, such as “Engineering”.The Computer Description
box is optional, and may
contain a description such as “Integraph Xtreme dual 200.”
20 Click the Closebutton in the Networkwindow.
prompted, insert the Windows 95 CD in the CD21 When
ROM drive and click the OKbutton.
the correct path for the Windows 95 CD (e.g.
22 Type
D:\WIN95) in the “Copy files from:” text box.
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Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
23 Click the OKbutton to begin copying files.
additional configuration, such as TCP/IP, refer to your
24 For
Windows 95 documentation.
25 Restart the computer and log on to the network.
Microsoft Windows for Workgroups
This section explains how to install the drivers to use your Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter with Windows for Workgroups.
The instructions assume that you have previously installed Windows for
Workgroups 3.11 software on the computer.
1
2
Start Windows for Workgroups.
3
Double-click the Network Setup
icon.
The Network Setup window appears.
4
Click the Networks...
button.
The Networks window appears.
5
Click the button to Install Microsoft Windows Network.
6
7
8
9
Click the button for No Additional Network
.
From the Program Manager, double-click the Network
group
icon.
Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
Click the Drivers...
button.
Click the Add Adapter...
button.
The Add Network Adapter window appears.
from the list.
10 Select Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter
11 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
The Install Driver window appears.
12 Insert the Asanté Driver Disk into drive A.
13 Type the following in the text box:
A:\WFW
(The text A:\ may already be provided for you.)
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Installing Network Drivers
14 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
The Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter window
appears. Asanté PCI Network Adapter is listed in the window.
15 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
The Network Drivers window appears.
16 Click the Closebutton.
The Network Setup window appears.
17 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
The Microsoft Windows Network Names window appears.
Your User Name, Workgroup, and Computer Name may
already appear in the text boxes.
necessary, type your User Name, Workgroup, and Com18 Ifputer
Name.
19 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
The Install Driver window appears.
prompted, insert the requested disk from the Win20 When
dows for Workgroups disk set into drive A.
21 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
22 When prompted, insert the Asanté Driver Disk into drive A.
23 Type the following in the text box:
A:\WFW
(The text A:\ may already be provided for you.)
24 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
A message window appears stating that Network Setup has
modified the CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and SYSTEM.INI files.
25 Click the OKbutton or press Enter.
The Windows Setup window appears.
26 Click the button that restarts your computer.
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Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.X
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.X
This section shows you how to install the driver to use your Asanté 10NICPCI adapter with Microsoft Windows NT 3.1 or 3.5.
The instructions assume that you have previously installed Windows NT 3.X
software on your computer.
D
Note: For instructions on installing the driver to use the
adapter with Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, refer
to the INSTALL.DOC file in the specific Windows NT subdirectory.
1
2
3
4
Start Windows NT.
5
Click the Add Adapter
button.
The Add Network Adapter window appears.
6
Select the <Other> Required disk from manufacturer
option then click the Continue
button.
7
At the Insert Disk window type:
A:\WIN_NT31 (if you’re using Windows NT version 3.1) or
A:\WIN_NT35 (if you’re using Windows NT version 3.5)
8
Press Enter.
The Select OEM Option window appears with Asanté
10NIC-PCI Adapter as an option.
Double-click the Maingroup icon.
Double-click the Control Panel
.
Double-click the Network
icon.
The Network Settings window appears.
9 Select the appropriate Asanté 10NIC-PCI Adapter.
10 Click the OKbutton.
The AsantéNIC-PCI Adapter Setup window appears with
Connection Type highlighted.
the appropriate Connection Type from the drop11 Select
down list box.
12 Click the OKbutton.
The files are copied to the hard drive and then the Network
Settings window reappears.
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13 Click the OKbutton to complete the installation.
14 Restart the computer.
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation or Server 4.0
This section shows you how to install the driver to use your adapter with
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.The instructions assume that you have previously installed Windows NT 4.0 software on your computer.
1
2
3
4
Start Windows NT 4.0, then click the Startbutton.
Open the Settingsmenu and select Control Panel
.
Double-click the Network
icon.
If you have previously installed a network adapter in the
computer:
❏ Click Adapters
in the Network window.
❏ Click Add.
If you have not installed a network adapter in the computer:
❏ Click Yesin the Network Configuration box.
❏ Select Wired to the Network
in the Network Setup Wizard window.
❏ Click Nextto continue.
❏ Click Select from list
.
5
6
7
8
9
Click Have Disk
in the Select Network Adapter window.
The Insert Disk window appears.
Insert the Driver Disk into the floppy drive.
Type the following at the prompt: A:\NT351&40
Click OK.
The Select OEM Option window appears.
, then click OK.
10 Select Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter
11 Select AutoSensein the Connection Type field.
D
Note: Make sure the Network Address field is empty.
The driver will automatically use the network address
that is stored in the PROM of the adapter.
Microsoft Windows NT Workstation or Server 4.0
Closeto complete the installation and restart the com12 Click
puter.
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Installing Network Drivers
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4
Troubleshooting
Overview
This chapter explains the LED indicators on your Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter.
It also explains the Diagnostic program.
LED Indicators
Figure 4-1 shows the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter’s LED (Light Emitting Diode)
indicators that illustrate the presence of Link Integrity (LI), and Data Traffic
(TX) for installation verification and diagnostic purposes.
LI LED
Figure 4-1
Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter LEDs
TX LED
Troubleshooting
Link Integrity LED
The green Link Integrity (LI) LED indicates a valid connection to the network. If link integrity is not detected, there is a link failure and the LI LED
will be off.The transmit and receive functions of the adapter also will be disabled.
State
Description
On
• Normal data packets are received or
link integrity is detected
Off
• No unshielded twisted-pair cable is
connected
• No power source to hub
• Unshielded twisted-pair cable is
faulty
• Unshielded twisted-pair wire
exceeds the recommended length
Data Traffic LED
The amber Data Traffic (TX) LED indicates the activity (transmit data) status
of the adapter controller board.The LED should blink when data packets are
being transmitted over the cable.
State
Description
Blinking
• Data packets being transmitted
Off
• Power off
• No data packets being transmitted
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Overview
Using the Diagnostic Program
The diagnostic program runs diagnostic tests to help you identify problems
on the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter.
Power Macintosh Diagnostic Program
To run the diagnostic program, you must first unload the Asanté 10NIC-PCI
adapter’s driver by “deselecting” the Asanté 10NIC-PCI adapter card.
To do this, follow the instructions below.
1
2
Open the AppleMenu and select Control Panels
.
3
4
Click on the Connect Via:
drop-down menu.
5
6
Click Save.
7
8
Double-click the Power Macintosh
folder icon.
Select AppleTalk
from the Control Panels submenu.
The AppleTalk control panel appears.
Select Printer port
and close the AppleTalk control panel
by clicking on the close box.
A dialog box appears asking whether you want to save
changes.
Insert the Asanté Driver Disk into the floppy drive and double-click the diskette icon to open it. See Figure 3-1 in
Chapter 3.
Double-click the Utility.sea
icon.
You will be asked where to save a Utility Folder
.
to your computer’s hard disk.
9 Save the Utility Folder
the Utility Folder is “unstuffed”, open the Utility
10 After
Folder by double-clicking it.
the AsantéNIC-PCI Troubleshooter
icon to
11 Double-click
start the program.
12 Click the OKbutton in the Troubleshooter startup screen.
The Troubleshooter loads and displays the main window
with the following tests:
❏ Loopback Test
— verifies the operation of the network
interface circuitry and the adapter by transmitting and
receiving special packets.
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Troubleshooting
❏
❏
Ping-Pong Test
— verifies communication with another
Macintosh on the network.
Bandwidth Utilization—
Test
calculates the total bandwidth utilization of the network.
all three checkboxes to select the Loopback Test
, the
13 Click
Ping-Pong Test
, and the Bandwidth Utilization. Test
the highlighted slot number where the Asanté 10NIC14 Click
PCI adapter is installed.
15 Click the TESTbutton to start the test sequence.
If the Bandwidth Utilization Test is selected, press any key
to stop packet collection.
When the tests finish, the test results are displayed in the
Troubleshooter window.
16 Verify the results to make sure that all tests passed.
If a test fails, check that the adapter is seated properly in a
PCI slot or try installing the adapter in a different PCI slot
and run the tests again. Make sure your computers’s power
cord is first unplugged before wiggling or removing any
adapter cards!
the QUITbutton in the Troubleshooter window or
17 Click
select Quit from the menu bar.
your adapter card to normal by opening the Apple
18 Return
Menu and selecting Control Panels, then AppleTalk.
The AppleTalk control panel appears.
drop-down menu.
19 Click the Connect Via:
the Ethernet slot number where the adapter is
20 Select
installed.
the AppleTalk control panel by clicking on the close
21 Close
box.
A dialog box appears asking whether you want to save
changes.
22 Click Save.
the chooser to confirm you can see zones, printers and/or
23 Check
servers on the network.
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Overview
Asanté Driver Local Statistics Program
The Asanté Driver Local Statistics (ADLS) program displays the Asanté
10NIC-PCI adapter’s configuration information.
To run the ADLS program on your Power Macintosh, follow the procedure
below.
1
2
3
4
5
Insert the Asanté Driver Disk into floppy drive.
6
7
Verify the configuration information on the adapter.
Double-click the diskette icon to open it.
Double-click the Power Macintosh
folder icon.
Double-click the Utility Folder
icon.
Double-click the AsantéFAST™ ADLS
icon or the
AsantéNIC-PCI ADLS
icon to start the program.
The ADLS window appears showing the adapter configuration information such as driver version, PCI slot number,
adapter type, AppleTalk version, transmit status and receive
status.
Select Quitfrom the menu bar to close the ADLS program.
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Troubleshooting
PC Diagnostic Program
To run the diagnostic program on your PC, follow the procedure below.
1
2
Insert the Asanté Driver Disk into drive A.
3
Press Enter.
A warning message window appears that you should read.
4
Press C to continue (or ESC to abort the diagnostic program).
The diagnostic program searches for adapters installed in
your computer system. A screen appears showing you the
adapters found.
5
Select the appropriate adapter from the list and press
Enter.
Use the UP or DOWN arrow key to make a selection.
A screen appears showing you the following menu options:
❏ Loopback Tests
— tests the adapter by sending packets
across the components for loopback tests.
❏ Adapter Status
— displays the adapter configuration
information such as PCI slot number, base I/O address,
interrupt line, media type, network speed, and Ethernet
node address.
❏ Go Back to previous screen
6
Select Loopback Tests
and press Enter.
The program runs a series of tests.Their results are displayed for you after each test with a PASSED or FAILED indication.
7
When the tests finish, verify the results to make sure that
all tests passed.
If a test fails, check that the adapter is seated properly in a
PCI bus-mastering slot or try installing the adapter in a different PCI slot and run the tests again. Make sure your
computers’s power cord is first unplugged before wiggling
or removing any adapter cards!
8
Press any key to return to the menu option screen.
At the DOS prompt, type the following command:
A:\UTILITY\DIAGPCI
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Overview
To use the Adapter Status menu command to display the
adapter configuration information follow the procedure
below, otherwise, continue to step 11.
9
Select Adapter Status
and press Enter.
The diagnostic program reads the configuration information from the adapter and displays this information on the
screen.
10 Press any key to return to the menu option screen.
and press Enter.
11 Select Exit to DOS
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A
Specifications
Asanté 10NIC-PCI Adapter
Systems Supported
❏ PCI Local Bus PCs
❏ PCI-based Power Macintoshes
Interface Connections
❏ RJ-45
Bus Supported
❏ PCI, 32-bit bus mastering
LAN Drivers Available
❏ PC: ODI and NDIS drivers
❏ Power Macintosh: Open Transport
LEDs
❏
Two LEDs indicate link integrity and data traffic
10BASE-T Link Specifications
❏ Cable: 2 pairs of Category 3,4 or 5 unshielded twisted pair
❏ Maximum Length for UTP cable: 100 m (328 ft.) computer to
wiring closet
Power Requirements
❏ +5 volts @ 0.8 Amp. maximum
Environmental Conditions
❏ Temperature: 0oC to 50oC
❏ Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
Standards Compliance
❏ IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
❏
❏
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PCI 2.0 specifications
FCC Part 15J Class A
B
Technical Support
Contacting Technical Support
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(408) 435-0706
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(408) 432-6018
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(408) 894-0765
AppleLink mail/BBS
ASANTE.TECH
FTP Archive
ftp.asante.com
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support@asante.com
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http://www.asante.com
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6:-00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Standard Time USA, Monday-Friday
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