ATEN Technology UN-201 Network Card User Manual

User Manual
UN-201
Read this guide thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully in order to prevent any damage to the units and/or
any devices that connect to them.
This package contains:
M 1 UN-201 USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable
M 1 Driver Disk
M 1 User Manual
If anything is damaged or missing, contact your dealer.
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© Copyright 2003 ATEN International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE - 1226-ATA
Printed in Taiwan 04/2003
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Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
M Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
M Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver;
M Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that which the receiver is connected;
M Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for help.
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Overview
The UN-201 USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable represents an innovative
breakthrough in peer group networking. Peer-to-peer is often
the best choice in home or small office network configurations,
since computers can share their resources and peripherals
without the use of a dedicated server.
Prior to the UN-201, this type of networking was carried out on
a very limited basis through slow parallel port connections, or
else required setting up an expensive network that involved the
complicated installation and configuration of network expansion
cards.
Now, with the UN-201 USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable, building a
home or small office network is as easy as plugging cables into
the computers’ USB ports. Opening the case to install network
cards and troubleshooting IRQ conflicts have all been replaced
by simple plug and play connections.
Slow parallel port transfers among a small number of
computers have been replaced by fast (up to 480Mbps) USB
data transfers among up to 17 computers. Since the UN-201
uses the familiar Windows interfaces, such as Network
Neighborhood and Windows Explorer, there is no new interface
or software to learn, making operation smooth and easy.
In addition to basic peer-to-peer networking, the UN-201 also
allows the workgroup to link up to an Ethernet based
client/server LAN - making all the resources of the Ethernet
LAN available to each computer in the group - including the
company Intranet, and a direct connection to the Internet.
Thanks to plug and play and the USB bus, there is no easier,
faster, more efficient way for a small to medium sized
workgroup to share all their resources (data, programs,
printers, scanners, etc.), than with a UN-201 USB 2.0 Data-Link
Cable based network.
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Features
M Single cable USB 2.0 Peer networking - perfect for SOHO
networks
M Up to 480Mbps data transfer rates
M Backward compatible to USB 1.1
M Share files and resources (printers, scanners, modems,
CD-ROM drives, etc.)
M Standard Windows Explorer user interface - drag and drop
files
M Ethernet LAN linkup with internet sharing capability
M Supports TCP/IP, NetBEUI, NDIS, and IPX/SPX protocols
M Plug-n-Play - hot swapping
M Bus powered - external power not required
M Link up to 17 computers
Requirements
M IBM Compatible PC
M Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
M USB 2.0 Host Controller installed on the system*
* The UN-201 will also work with USB 1.1 host controllers,
but only at 1.1 speeds.
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Driver Installation
Before you begin the USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable installation,
please note the following:
M Do not plug the USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable into the computer
before installing the driver. The driver must be installed first.
M Before you can install the USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable driver,
Client for Microsoft Networks must be installed on your
system. To check if it has already been installed, open
Windows Explorer > Control Panel > Network.
If Client for Microsoft Networks is installed you will see an
entry for it in the Installed Network Components panel. If
there is no entry, you will need to install it:
1. Click on Add; Select Client; Click on Add
2. In the left panel select Microsoft; in the right panel select
Client for Microsoft Networks; Click on OK
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Two peer networking drivers are provided with the UN-201 USB
2.0 Data-Link Cable:
M SuperLink
The SuperLink driver is used for file transfers between two
computers (PC to PC).
M Virtual Network
The Virtual Network driver allows sharing of system
resources (printers, scanners, drives, folders, files, etc.)
among a Data-Link peer workgroup, as well as the ability to
bridge to an Ethernet LAN. If you bridge to an Ethernet LAN,
the peer workgroup has access to all the resources on the
LAN - including Internet sharing.
Note: Both drivers cannot be installed at the same time.
When you install one of the drivers, if the installation
program finds the other one is present, it will uninstall
it before installing the one you want.
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SuperLink Driver Installation
The SuperLink driver provides PC-to-PC file transfers between
two computers. To install the SuperLink driver:
1. Unzip the driver file archive located on the driver disk that
came with this package into a temporary directory on your
system.
2. Double click the Setup.exe icon to start the driver installation
program.
3. Choose USB SuperLink Adapter as the driver type to install,
and click on Next.
M If this is the first time SuperLink is being installed, the
default operation is to install it.
M If SuperLink has been previously installed, you can
choose whether to reinstall or to remove (uninstall) it.
Choose Reinstall, then click Next.
M If VirtualNetwork has been previously installed, you can
choose whether to only remove VirtualNetwork, or to
remove VirtualNetwork and install SuperLink. Choose
Remove VirtualNetwork and install SuperLink, then click
Next.
4. When prompted, click on Finish to complete the installation.
5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 for the second computer
6. Plug the USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable into the USB ports of both
computers, and wait a moment for Windows to recognize its
presence.
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Transferring Files
The installation program puts a SuperLink icon on the desktop. To
initiate a file transfer, Click the SuperLink icon on each computer.
A window with two panels, similar to the one below, appears:
The Local computer’s drives and directories appear in the top
panel; the Remote computer’s appear in the bottom panel. You
can use all the standard Windows file manipulation procedures,
including drag and drop, to manage the files on both computers.
Virtual Network Driver Installation
There are two major configurations for setting up a Data-Link
network using the Virtual Network driver:
1. Basic Peer Networking
2. Peer Networking plus Bridging to an Ethernet LAN
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1. Basic Peer Networking:
Basic peer networking allows the members of the Data-Link
network to share resources among themselves. To set up your
peer network, do the following:
1. Unzip the driver file archive located on the driver disk that came
with this package into a temporary directory on your system.
2. Double click the Setup.exe icon.
3. Choose USB Virtual Network Adapter as the driver type to
install, and click on Next.
M If this is the first time Virtual Network is being installed,
the default operation is to install it.
M If Virtual Network has been previously installed, you can
choose whether to reinstall or to remove (uninstall) it.
Choose Reinstall, then click Next.
M If SuperLink has been previously installed, you can
choose whether to only remove SuperLink, or to remove
SuperLink and install Virtual Network. Choose Remove
SuperLink and install Virtual Network, then click Next.
4. Depending on your Windows version, some installations ask
if you want to install the Network Bridge, Click on No (or
Cancel). That is only used to connect to an Ethernet LAN.
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5. When prompted, click on Finish to complete the installation.
When the driver installation process has completed, the
installation program directs you to reboot the computer.
Remove the driver disk from the drive and restart Windows.
6. Repeat the above for each computer you want to install on
the peer network.
7. Daisy chain the computers via their USB ports with the USB
2.0 Data-Link Cables.
Setting up the Data-Link Network:
To set up the Peer network, for each computer:
1. Open the Networking configuration (My Computer > Control
Panel > Networking).
2. Click the Identification tab.
3. For the Computer Name, key in a unique name - each
computer in the workgroup (peer network) must have a
name that is different from all the others.
4. For the Workgroup Name, key in the name that the peer
network uses. Make sure that all the computers in the peer
network have the same Workgroup name.
Now that the Data-Link network has been set up, members of
the workgroup can:
M See all the computers on the Data-Link Cable network in the
Network Neighborhood folder.
M Share programs, files, and peripheral devices via the
standard Windows interfaces (i.e., Windows Explorer and
Network Neighborhood).
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Sharing Resources:
To share resources, do the following:
1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Navigate to the drive, folder, file, or peripheral (printer,
scanner, etc.), that you want to share; Right Click on it;
select Sharing.
3. Select Shared As, and key in the Shared Name that the
other computers will use to access it.
4. Select the access rights type for this resource (Full, Read
Only, etc.)
5. Click on OK to finish up.
6. Repeat steps 1 - 5 for any other resources you wish to share.
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2. Peer Networking plus Bridging to an Ethernet LAN:
Bridge
Ethernet LAN
Peer Network
Peer networking plus bridging to an Ethernet LAN gives the
members of the Data-Link network access all the services
made available to the Ethernet LAN - such as file and print,
company Intranet, and Internet. For the Data-Link network to
connect to a client/server Ethernet LAN, a Bridge computer
between the Data-Link peer workgroup and the Ethernet LAN
must be set up.
Note: The computer that will serve as the Bridge must already
be set up as a workstation on the LAN before installing it
on the Data-Link peer network.
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To set up the Bridge computer:
1. Power up the computer you have chosen to serve as the
Bridge, and log onto the Ethernet LAN.
2. Install the Virtual Network driver as described under Basic
Peer Networking (p. 6, above), except that if asked whether
you want to install the Network Bridge, Click on Yes.
Note: Depending on your Windows version, you may not be
asked this, in which case the bridging takes place
automatically.
3. After the driver installation is complete, connect the Bridge
computer to one of the computers on the Data-Link network
with a USB 2.0 Data-Link Cable.
Setting up the Data-Link Network for Internet Sharing:
In order for the computers on the Data-Link network to access the
Internet, the Bridge computer must be set up for Internet Sharing. This procedure is slightly different for each version of Windows:
M Win 98:
1. Open the Control Panel: My Computer > Control Panel
2. Open Add/Remove Programs; select the Windows Setup tab
3. Scroll down and check Internet Tools; Click Details
4. Check Internet Connection Sharing; Click OK
5. When you return to the Windows Setup page Click OK
If the Internet Wizard program appears, make these responses:
1. For Select Network Adapter for the Internet, select the
computer’s Ethernet Adapter card (for example: XYZ12345
PCI Fast Ethernet NIC).
2. For Select Network Adapter for Local , select the Virtual
Network Adapter.
3. There is no need to make a client configuration disk.
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M Win 2000:
1. Open the Control Panel: My Computer > Control Panel
2. Open Network and Dial-up Connections
3. Right click on Local Area Connection; select Properties
4. Select the Sharing tab; check Enable Internet Connection
Sharing for this connection; Click OK.
M Win Me:
1. Open the Control Panel: My Computer > Control Panel
2. Open Add/Remove Programs; select Windows Setup
3. Check Communications; Click Details
4. Check Internet Connection Sharing; Click OK
5. When you return to the Windows Setup page Click OK
M Win XP:
1. Open the Control Panel
2. From the list in the left panel, select Network and Internet
Connections
3. Select Setup or change your home or small office network.
The Network Setup Wizard appears:
a) For connection method, select This computer connects
directly to the Internet
b) Choose Local Area Connector for the adapter.
Note: This is the real adapter (XYZ12345 PCI Fast Ethernet
NIC, for example), not the Virtual Network adapter.
c) Do not make a Network Setup disk. When prompted,
select Just finish the wizard...
d) When you are all done and click Finish, the setup is
complete.
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Setup Complete:
Once the setup of the Bridge computer has been completed,
and it is logged into the Ethernet LAN, members of the
Data-Link Workgroup can:
M See all the computers on both networks (the Data-Link
network and the Ethernet LAN), in the Network
Neighborhood folder.
M Share/access programs, files, and peripheral devices via the
standard Windows interfaces (i.e., Windows Explorer and
Network Neighborhood) on both networks.
M Access the Internet and make use of Internet applications,
such as WWW, Email, FTP, Telnet, Gopher, etc.
Uninstalling the Drivers
If you should ever need to uninstall the driver files, simply run
the Setup.exe program again, and choose the uninstall option
when asked.
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Specifications
Function
Specification
Connectors
2 x USB Type A plugs
Cable Length
1.8m
OS
Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 480Mbps
USB Specs.
USB 2.0 compatible
Power Mode
Bus Powered
Environment
Operating Temp: 0 ~ 50o C
Storage Temp: -20 ~ 60o C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80% RH, Noncondensing
Housing
Plastic
Weight
100g
Limited Warranty
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Notes
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