Farallon Communications USB 10/100 Network Card User Manual

NetLINE  USB
10/100 Ethernet Adapter
User’s Guide
Farallon
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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:
info@farallon.com
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.
Warranty
L IMITED WARRANTY AND L IMITATION OF
REMEDIES
Farallon warrants to you, the end user, that the
accompanying Farallon hardware product, which may
include third party products or technology (the “Product”)
will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal use for three years after the date of
purchase. This warranty will expire ninety (90) days from
date of purchase on all software, whether “stand-alone” or
delivered as part of a hardware product. Farallon’s entire
liability and your sole remedy under this warranty during
the warranty period is that Farallon shall, at its option,
either repair the Product or refund the original purchase
price of the Product.
In order to make a claim under this warranty you must
comply with the following procedure:
1. Contact Farallon Customer Service within the warranty
period to obtain a Return Materials Authorization (“RMA”)
number.
2. Return the defective Product and proof of purchase,
shipping prepaid, to Farallon with the RMA number
prominently displayed on the outside of the package.
If you are located outside of the United States or Canada,
please contact your dealer in order to arrange for warranty
service.
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ALONE, AND THEY ARE THE ONLY WARRANTIES MADE BY
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