Corinex Global MAC OS X Network Card User Manual

Model:
Corinex CableLAN Adapter
Manufacturer:
Corinex Communications Corp.
World Trade Center
404-999 Canada Place
Vancouver B.C.
Canada V6C 3E2
Directives which Conformity is Declared:
EMC: 89/336/EWG
LVD: 73/23/EEC
93/68/EEC
Standards which Conformity is Declared:
EN 55022
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2/A14
EN 61000-3-3
EN 60950
The undersigned hereby declares the above specified equipment conforms to the above directives and standards.
Signature: ................................
2003
Place/Date: ..................
Peter Sobotka
Printed name: ..........................
CEO
Position/Title: ..............
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CABLELAN - ETH
Model:
Corinex CableLAN Adapter
Manufacturer:
Corinex Communications Corp.
World Trade Center
404-999 Canada Place
Vancouver B.C.
Canada V6C 3E2
This device complies with Part 15 rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may no cause harmful interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
User Warning !
Any changes or modification to said product not expressly
approved by Corinex could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment.
Signature: ................................
2003
Place/Date: ..................
Peter Sobotka
Printed name: ..........................
CEO
Position/Title: ..............
Copyright
This document, as well as the software described in it, is furnished under license and may be used or
copied only in accordance with the terms of the license. The content of this document is furnished
for informational use only, it is subject to change without notice, and it does not represent a
commitment on the part of Corinex Communications Corp.
Corinex Communications Corp. assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies
that may appear in this document.
It is our policy to enhance our products as new technologies, hardware components, software and
firmware become available; therefore, the information contained in this document is subject to
change without notice.
Some features, functions, and operations described in this document may not be included and sold
in certain countries due to government regulations or marketing policies.
The use of the product or its features described in this document may be restricted or regulated by
law in some countries. If you are unsure which restrictions or regulations apply, you should consult
your regional Corinex office or the authorized reseller.
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Published by:
Corinex Communications Corp.
World Trade Center
404-999 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6C 3E2
Tel.: +1 604 692 0520
Fax: +1 604 694 0061
Corinex is a registered trademark of Corinex Communications Corp.
Apple, MAC OS X are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. in the U.S.A.
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All products or company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Copyright (c) 2001-2003 by Corinex Communications Corp.
2003-10-01 ver.1
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Content
Content
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1.1
1.2
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2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
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3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
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Copyright .................................................................................. 1
Content ...................................................................................... 2
Introduction ............................................................................. 3
Overview ...................................................................................... 3
About this Manual ....................................................................... 3
Installation Guide .................................................................... 4
What this Package Contains ........................................................ 4
System Requirements .................................................................. 4
Physical Description ....................................................................... 5
Installing the CableLAN Adapter ................................................... 7
Installing the Setup Tool ............................................................. 10
Testing the Setup ........................................................................ 16
Running the Setup Tool ................................................................ 16
User Guide .............................................................................. 17
Setup Tool User Guide ................................................................ 17
Corinex CableLAN Adapter ......................................................... 25
FAQ ........................................................................................... 27
CableLAN Adapter Specifications ................................................ 28
Troubleshooting Guide .......................................................... 30
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Introduction
1 Introduction
1.1 Overview
The Corinex CableLAN Adapter is a network interface adapter, using the coaxial cable as a
medium for communications. After successful installation, the indoor CableLAN network
behaves like a traditional LAN for computers. The Corinex CableLAN Adapter supports up
to 14 Mbps network speed.
The product keeps network maintenance cost low and eliminates usage barriers while
there is no need for additional wiring. It is highly integrated and requires no other
external electronic components.
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1.2 About this Manual
This Owner‘s Manual is intended to provide sufficient information to help you understand
how to successfully install Corinex CableLAN Adapters to meet your networking needs.
With the information in this guide, you should be able to:
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Analyze your network efficiency
Plan the configuration of Corinex CableLAN Adapter options
Install and configure your Corinex CableLAN Adapter according to your plan
Verify and optimize your Corinex CableLAN Adapters’ performance
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2.1 What this Package Contains
When you receive your Corinex CableLAN Adapter, check to be sure that your package
contains:
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Corinex CableLAN Adapter
AC cord
Ethernet cable
Coax T-splitter
Coax jumper cable
This manual
Installation CD
As we are constantly innovating our products, it can happen that we have newer versions
of software tools included on the installation CD. If you want to check (and download)
the latest versions of the software for your Corinex product, go to
www.corinex.com/download
We also advise you to visit our Corinex Authorized Powerline Partners Program web
page (cappp.corinex.com), as you can find there valuable information about complex
applications and installations, along with the partners in your area, who are providing
installation services.
2.2 System Requirements
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A Macintosh or IBM compatible PC
One available 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port for connection
CD-ROM drive
Windows 98/ME/2000/NT/XP, Mac OS X or Linux operating system
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2.3 Physical Description
Front Panel
LED Definition
(LEDs from left to right)
CableLAN
LINK: Green
ACT: Yellow
Ethernet
LINK: Green
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On:
Link
On:
Off:
Blinking:
Link
No Link
receiving/transmitting data
On:
Blinking:
Link
receiving/transmitting data
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Rear Panel
Connectors Definition
(Connectors from left to right)
Power Inlet:
The device is equipped with internal power supply
Ethernet LAN Port:
For linking computers or other Ethernet devices,
e.g. hub/switch
F type CableLAN
Connector:
For the coaxial cable connection
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2.4 Installing the CableLAN Adapter
To connect the Corinex CableLAN Adapter to your computer, follow the steps listed
below:
1. Plug the supplied AC cord into the Corinex CableLAN Adapter and after that,
into an AC outlet.
2. Plug the coax cable into the Corinex CableLAN Adapter.
3. Unplug the coaxial cable connecting the TV and the TV outlet. Plug the
T-splitter into the TV outlet.
4. Plug the TV coaxial cable into the T-splitter. Plug the CableLAN coaxial cable
into the T-splitter.
5. Plug the Ethernet cable into the Corinex CableLAN Adapter and the Ethernet
slot or card on your computer.
The Corinex CableLAN Adapter is equipped with an automatic switch enabling an
Ethernet slot or card on the computer to be connected to the Adapter via a standard
cable or to connect a cable modem or DSL modem via a "cross cable" to the Adapter.
If there is an existing Docsis (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) system
already installed, special precautions, as described further have to be taken.
It is possible to cut off the Docsis functions and insert the CableLAN at the incoming
node. You can still use the Docsis Modem’s access capacity for Internet communications.
This requires the use of a passive diplexer filter. See the installation example in the
following pictures.
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You can find information about possible filter vendors on the Corinex Authorized
Powerline Partners Program web site (cappp.corinex.com).
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2.5 Installing the Setup Tool
1. The Corinex Setup Tool for MAC OS X is on the CD-ROM supplied with the
adapter. To start installation of the program, launch the cpntool.pkg file from
the CD.
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For a succesfull installation the instructions of the application installer on the screen
should be followed exactly as described and displayed in the following steps:
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The next screen contains a welcome dialogue. Click Continue to continue.
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3. The next two screens will ask the user where the Setup Tool should be installed.
Please select the desired disk and folder destination and click Continue to start
the installation process.
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4. To continue the installation you must click on Install.
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5. The last screen displays information about the successful installation.
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2.6 Testing the Setup
To verify that the connection over the electrical wires is working correctly, please use the
standard Ping utility.
• Ping the IP address of the computer to which the CableLAN adapter is
connected to. If this fails, there is a problem with the Ethernet network card.
• Repeat the same process with the other cable device on the network.
• If all nodes can ping themselves, try pinging another cable device on the
network. If this fails, there is a problem with connections on the cable. Try to
check the connection to the cable outlet or use a different cable outlet.
• If the setup does not work, refer to the troubleshooting guide, but first, try
unplugging the CableLAN device and reboot the computer as this sometimes
fixes the problem.
2.7 Running the Setup Tool
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The setup so far allows the transmission of data, which is encrypted with a universal
key, which is build into the adapters by the manufacturer. To set private encryption keys
for the users personal network, the Setup Tool provided on the CD should be run and
reference should be made to section 3.1 for details. As soon as the user has chosen his
own encryption key, he has prevented anyone from intercepting transmitted data.
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3.1 Setup Tool User Guide
The Corinex Setup Tool allows the user to setup a private secure powerline network.
Follow the steps on the screen of this guide and a secure network will be setup correctly.
1. Start the Corinex Setup Tool by clicking on the program icon.
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2. This screen prompts for the users Adminstrator indentification. Please, enter
your Administrator password in the Password or pharase box and click OK.
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3. As the authorization is valid only for a certain time period, the user is asked for
another authorization when the previous expired.
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4. The following picture shows the main window of the applicaton where the
user can choose from Ethernet interfaces (EN0 as a standard, but the user may
have several Ethernet cards, displayed under their Unix names) and the user can
choose any CableLAN.
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5. The following picture shows how to choose an Ethernet Interface and a desired
Corinex CableLAN device.
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6. All Corinex CableLAN devices have a password and only adapters having the
same password can communicate with each other. To change the adapter
password, click on the button Set Password. The following dialog will appear:
Password to use for the adapter and Verify Password. Enter any password,
which can be between 6 and 24 characters long into the Password to use
section and repeat the same password in Verify Password. After filling in the
password, click on the Set Password button and the password will be stored
in the adapter.
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7. To refresh the status display in the main window of the Corinex Setup Tool, click
on the Get Statistics button.
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8. For program termination use the Quit Corinex Setup Tool command from the
main menu as it is shown in the following picture.
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3.2 Corinex CableLAN Adapter
The Corinex CableLAN Adapter introduces a new and innovative solution for high speed
communications, using the coax cable as a medium for communication. This unique
technology offers users a wide range of networking options by using digital CableLAN
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technology enabling up to 14 Mbps of "traffic" between nodes within the network.
• Enables users to connect individual computer or other devices with Ethernet
communications links into a local area network through coax wires.
• Enables computer file and application sharing
• Enables peripheral and printer sharing through the CableLAN network
• Enables shared broadband Internet access
• Enables sharing the bandwidth for multimedia payloads including voice, data,
audio and video
• Enables gaming competition within the reach of the coaxial wires network
• Eliminates the requirement for special data cable wiring
• A real cost-effective and reliable solution for high speed communications in
any home or small office
You can combine this type of adapters with the Corinex full line of powerline products.
This manual has been prepared for Corinex CableLAN Adapters for use in combination
with computers.
Example
The connection of two computers over the CableLAN by using two Corinex
CableLAN Adapters:
1. Install Corinex CableLAN Adapter on each one of the two computers (see
Installation Guide).
2. For connectivity enter the properties for this connection (see to user guide
of operating system) and set up an IP address manually. For example:
192.168.4.1 mask: 255.255.255.0 and another computer set up
192.168.4.2 mask: 255.255.255.0
3. You can check the connection by a simple ping procedure addressing the IP
address of the second computer.
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3.3 FAQ
1. Is the Corinex CableLAN Adapter still working if there is an electricity blackout?
And will it resume the transmission automatically after the power comes back ?
Corinex CableLAN Adapters are operational, when the connected computers are
rebooted and the power is back on.
2. Once the electricity is on after blackout, is the CableLAN Adapter put into
operation "automatically".
Yes, as soon as the computers are running again. If there is a problem, unplug the
adapter and plug it back into the connection slot.
3. Is there any cross talk or interference issue when using Corinex CableLAN
Adapters?
Within a computer we don’t see any interference with any other card and/or system.
OFDM is a technology, which reduces any influence coming from another device that
is connected to the coax cable network. The Corinex adapters have also been FCC and
EC approved. Please see also question Nr. 5.
4. In case the computers are at different floors of the same building, can they use
the CableLAN device for data transmission ? And how does it work?
CableLAN devices use the coax cable as a medium for communication. If the coax cable
wire between the two outlets used for communications in this case are connected
with each other and the maximum distance is about 700 m, it works fine.
5. Can we use a Corinex CableLAN Adapter in a DOCSIS cable modem network?
Yes, but you will need a special filter as explained in chapter 2.4.
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3.4 CableLAN Adapter Specifications
The following table lists the product specifications for the Corinex CableLAN Adapter.
HomePlug v 1.0.1 compatible
Windows 98/Me/2000/NT/XP, Mac OS X and Linux
compatible for the Setup Tool
Standard compliance
IEEE 802.3
UL and /or international standards approved
FCC and / or CE approved
Protocol
Ethernet / HomePlug 1.0.1
Speed
Up to 14 Mbps (CableLAN), 10 Mbps (Ethernet)
Cabling type
Standard AC cable, Ethernet cable, Coax jumper cable
LED status lights
Link and Activity on CableLAN, Link/Activity on Ethernet
Unit dimensions
106 mm L x 148 mm W x 47 mm H
Power cable
6`/1.8 m
Coax jumper cable
with F/M and antenna / F type connectors
Weight
0.69 lbs/0.313 kg
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Interface
Standard Ethernet port RJ 45, 10 Mbps
F type CableLAN Connector
Impedance
at CableLAN port 75 Ω
Frequency used
4-21 MHz
Modulation
OFDM
Medium Access
Half duplex, collision based
Power emitted into
CableLAN
57 dBmV (707 mV)
Maximal attenuation
40 dB
Power input
110/120 or 220/240 V AC, 0.5A
Power Consumption
3W
Safety & EMI
USA: UL/FCC part 15 / Europe: CB/CE
Operating temperature
32°F to 131°F (0° to 55°C)
Storage temperature
-4°F to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
Operating humidity
10% to 85% non-condensing
Storage humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing
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4 Troubleshooting Guide
Computer networking can sometimes be "tricky" when many components must work
together for the ultimate network system to function properly. With the right tools the
problems are usually easy to fix. The following tools, available on your computer or the
Installation CD, will get you started.
• Setup Tool (from the Corinex CableLAN Installation CD)
• Ping (from the command / terminal prompt, see section 2.6)
If it just doesn’t work...
1. Check that the LEDs on the CableLAN side labelled LINK on all devices are on, if
not:
• Check the coaxial and power cables.
• Make sure the power outlet is working by plugging something else into it.
• Make sure the coaxial outlet is working and connected to other outlets used
for CableLAN. If this fails as well, try 2. – 5.
2. Check the Ethernet cables:
The Corinex CableLAN Adapter has a LED on the Ethernet side labeled LINK. If it is
not on:
• Check if the device at the other end of the Ethernet cable is switched on.
• Try a different Ethernet cable.
3. Check the connection between the Corinex CableLAN Adapter and the coax cable
network.
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4. Check that the devices exist on the network:
Start the Corinex Setup Tool, in the main program window click Get Statistics and
see if all devices on your network are found. If all devices are listed, skip this section.
If a device is missing:
• Make sure all computers have only one active network slot.
• Make sure the Corinex CableLAN Adapters are plugged straight into the cable
network through the coax jumper cable.
• Unplug all Corinex CableLAN Adapters and plug them back in again, one by
one. Run the Setup Tool again.
• The devices may be programmed with different passwords. Setup all devices
with a new password as described in the chapter 3.1.
5. Check that the Corinex CableLAN Adapters are detected by TCP/IP:
From the command prompt, run ping and type the computer name or IP address of
the computer you are working on [ping your computer name]. This should return
4 good packets. Now try to ping another computer on the network. If a timeout
occurs:
• Go into the TCP/IP properties and check that the buttons for automatically
obtaining IP addresses and gateway are checked. If not, make sure that both
computers are on the same subnet.
• Check the IP configuration on all computers to verify that all computers have
valid IP addresses on the same subnet.
• The IP tables may be corrupted, reboot all computers and try again. If these
tests work, you have basic connectivity and can use all network services. If this
does not work, you may have a faulty device. Please contact your reseller or
local distributor.
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I cannot share my Internet access…
To share broadband Internet access, you need a router connected to your Cable/DSL
modem. This will provide a firewall with a single IP address that all computers will use
as a gateway. Connect a Corinex CableLAN Adapter to your Cable/DSL router.
I have got all that, it still doesn’t work...
• Make sure that your TCP/IP settings are set to automatically obtaining IP
address and gateway address.
• Switch off all computers and unplug the CableLAN devices, now plug your
CableLAN Adapter back into the router before switching on your computer.
This will ensure that the computer’s IP address will be obtained from the
router.
• Now open the web browser, if the "Not Found" page appears, try to check your
LAN settings in the Internet Options of your web browser.
It works but it is slow...
A slow connection is almost always due to poor cable connection.
• Make sure the device is connected straight into the cable outlet and not into
a splitter or extension cable.
• Try another cable outlet.
If you still have trouble, you may contact the Corinex "help desk" by sending an e-mail
to: support@corinex.com
- describing your problem
- reporting the devices types and manufacturing numbers of your network adapters
- giving us a phone number under which you may be reached, inclusive a convenient
time to call
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