NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter User’s Guide Farallon Copyright © 2000 Farallon Communications, Inc. v.0400 All rights reserved. This manual and any associated artwork, software, and product designs are copyrighted with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws this manual, artwork, software, and product designs may not be copied, in whole or part, without the written consent of Farallon. Under the law, copying includes translation to another language or format. Farallon Communications 3089 Teagarden St. San Leandro, CA 94577-5720 U.S.A. For additional copies of this user’s guide, order Farallon part number 6120373-00-01. Other products and corporate names may be trademarks of other companies and are used only for explanation and to the owner’s benefit without intent to infringe. Contents Chapter 1 - Introduction .............................. 5 Features ................................................... 6 Chapter 2 - Installation ................................ 7 Installing the hardware .............................. 8 Installing the software ............................... 9 Windows 98 ........................................ 9 Windows 2000 .................................. 10 Chapter 3 - Operation ................................ 11 NetLINE USB Adapter LED ........................ 11 Chapter 4 - Farallon Technical Support ....... 13 Appendix ................................................... 15 Specifications ......................................... 15 Regulatory notices ................................... 16 Warranty.................................................... 19 5 Chapter 1 Introduction The NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter allows you to connect your USB-equipped computer to a 10Base-T Ethernet or 100Base-TX network. The NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter is fully compliant with IEEE Ethernet standards and USB specifications. It supports plug-andplay for Windows 98 and Windows 2000. Please make sure that the following items are included in your Farallon NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter package: ■ NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter ■ NetLINE driver diskette ■ this user's guide 6 FEATURES ■ Complies with IEEE 802.3 Ethernet and 802.3u Fast Ethernet standards. ■ Complies with USB 1.1 standards. ■ LED indicator for link and activity. ■ Operates with Windows 98 and Windows 2000. ■ 3 year warranty. ■ FCC Class A, CE Class A and VCCI Class A certification. 7 Chapter 2 Installation Your NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter can be installed simply by: ■ Installing the hardware ■ Installing the software Connect the adapter and then allow Windows to search for the necessary driver on the farallon diskette included with your NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter. 8 Chapter 2 INSTALLING THE HARDWARE 1. Make sure your computer is on and running a correctly installed version of Windows 98 or 2000. 2. Connect the adapter’s Ethernet port to a 10Mbps or 100Mbps network device using a twisted pair 10Base-T or 100Base-TX cable. 3. Connect the USB cable attached to the NetLINE USB Adapter to the USB port on your computer or USB hub. Installation INSTALLING 9 THE SOFTWARE WINDOWS 98 1. After you connect the USB adapter, the Windows Add New Hardware Wizard will appear 2. Select search for the best driver for your device and then click Next. 3. Windows will present the possible locations for the driver. Select your computer’s floppy disk drive. 4. Insert the Farallon diskette into your computer’s disk drive and click the Next button. 5. Windows will install the necessary files. You may be prompted for the Windows 98 CD or .cab files. If so, insert the needed Windows disk or enter the location of the .cab files on your computer. 6. The last screen tells you Windows has finished installing the software needed by the card. 7. Click the Finish button and restart the computer. 10 Chapter 2 WINDOWS 2000 1. After you connect the USB adapter, the Update Device Driver Wizard will begin. Click Next. 2. Insert the Farallon diskette into your computer’s floppy disk drive. 3. When the Wizard finds the driver, a message may appear indicating that the driver does not have the Windows 2000 digital signature. 4. Click Yes to continue. The driver is designed to work with Windows 2000 and is fully compatible with the Windows 2000 operating system. 11 Chapter 3 Operation Verify the following for NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter operation: ■ The link LED is lit. ■ Connections are secure, and the correct cable type is being used. ■ The driver software is installed. NETLINE USB ADAPTER LED The NetLINE USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter LED can give you information about link status and network activity. LED On: This indicator is lit green when the port is connected to a 100Mbps Fast Ethernet device, and lit yellow when connected to a 10Mbps Ethernet device. 12 Chapter 3 LED Blinking: The indicator blinks green when data is received on the 100Mbps network and blinks yellow when data is received on the 100Mbps network. LED Off: If the LED is off, and you have a network cable connected to the adapter, it may indicate one of the following: ■ The network cable is not properly connected or is faulty. ■ No 10Base-T or 100Base-TX device is connected at the other end of the network cable. ■ The network cable exceeds 100 meters. ■ The device is not receiving power from a USB port or there is no USB support on your system. ■ You are using a straight-through 10Base-T or 100Base-TX cable to connect directly to another workstation. ■ You are using a cross-over cable to connect to a hub. 13 Chapter 4 Farallon Technical Support Farallon is committed to providing its customers with reliable products and excellent technical support. Please look in this user’s guide for possible solutions to any problems you come across, and be sure to read any paper release notes or electronic “Read Me” files that you receive from Farallon. If you contact us by telephone, please be at the site of the problem, prepared to reproduce it and to try some troubleshooting steps. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact us: Phone: (510) 346-8001 Phone support hours are 7:00 am to 4:30 pm PST. Fax: (510) 346-8116 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: Farallon Customer Service 3089 Teagarden St. San Leandro, California 94577-5720 USA 14 Chapter 4 FARALLON INTERNET INFORMATION RESOURCES Please visit our website at www.farallon.com for Farallon product information, support resources and home networking information. O UTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND C ANADA If you are not located in the United States or Canada, you can get service locally by contacting your nearest Farallon reseller or distributor. For a worldwide list of our distributors, see our Internet information resources or contact Farallon directly. 15 Appendix SPECIFICATIONS Specification USB Specification V.1.1 Standard IEEE 802.3 10Base-T IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Data Transfer Rate USB ............12Mbps Ethernet......10/100Mbps LED indicators Green..... 100Mbps Link/Rx Yellow .... 10Mbps Link/Rx USB Port Series-A Plug Ethernet Port RJ-45 10Base-T RJ-45 100Base-TX Connector/Cable Unshielded twisted pair wire 22AWG~26AWG (24AWG recommended) for RJ-45 phone jack. Max length 100 meters. Dimensions 65 x 48 x 28 mm 2.5 x 1.89 x 1.10 in Temperature Storage: -10˚C ~ 70˚C Operation: 0˚C ~ 50˚C Humidity Storage: 10% ~ 70% Operation: 10% ~90% Power Consumption 1.2 Watts (maximum) Regulatory FCC Class A, CE Class A, VCCI A 16 REGULATORY NOTICES FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. 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. This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le ministère des Communications du Canada. 17 CE MARK This equipment conforms to the European Community CE Mark standard for the design and manufacturing of information technology equipment. This standard covers a broad area of product design, including RF emissions and immunity from electrical disturbances. Warning: In a domestic environment this equipment may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. Adequate measures include increasing the physical distance between this product and other electrical devices. VCCI CERTIFICATION VCCI-A: Equipment satisfying the recommended values for Class A ITE. 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