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home networking
Ethernet USB
network adapter
hn210e
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Ethernet USB network
adapter
hn210e
Thank you for choosing the Hewlett-Packard
Digital Home Networking Ethernet USB
Network Adapter. This quick start guide
provides easy set-up instructions. For
additional information, see the user’s guide
included on the CD-ROM.
box contents
■
One Ethernet USB Network Adapter
■
One installation and documentation CD-ROM
■
One USB cable
■
One Ethernet cable (blue)
■
One quick start guide
■
One warranty sheet
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before you begin
1 Verify that all of the box contents are
included.
2 Confirm that the computers you plan to
connect to the Adapter are all running either
Windows 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP.
Windows 2000 and XP Professional require
administrative privileges to install this
software — see your user documentation for
details.
3 Verify that each computer you’re connecting
to the network has a CD-ROM drive to run
the installation software.
connecting the network
adapter
1 Plug the Type B square plug of the USB
cable into the USB port of the adapter as
illustrated.
Type B
square plug
USB cable
4 If the computer is on, turn it off.
2
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to USB
port on PC
Type A
rectangular plug
2 Plug the Type A rectangular end into the USB
port on your computer. Consult the user
documentation of your computer if you are
unsure where the USB port is located.
installing the driver
1 Turn on the computer and insert the CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
3 Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the
Ethernet port on your adapter as shown in
the diagram:
to Ethernet port
of Gateway or
5-port switch
Ethernet cable
4 Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into
the Ethernet port of your Gateway, hub, or
switch.
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2 The computer operating system automatically
recognizes the new USB network adapter,
and the Add New Hardware screen
appears.
3 Accept the default selection, Automatic
search for a better driver, and click
Next.
4 The computer operating system automatically
finds and installs the correct driver from the
CD-ROM. Once a successful installation is
reported, click Finish.
registering the network
adapter
Make sure you register your product with HP
after the installation process is complete. Enter
the following into the address window of your
Web browser (such as Internet Explorer or
Netscape):
http://register.hp.com
Then press Enter.
5 If the wizard asks permission to restart the
computer, click Yes. If the wizard does not
appear, restart the computer.
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accessing additional
documentation
product and support
information
1 Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of
the computer.
■
HP Customer Care: (208) 323-2551;
http://www.hp.com/cposupport
■
Online product information and technical
support: http://www.hp.com/go/
homenetworking
(includes a home networking tutorial, FAQs,
and other information)
2 On the desktop, double-click
My Computer, then double-click the
Compact Disc icon (or navigate to the
CD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer).
3 Double-click the hn210e folder.
4 Double-click your language selection folder
(English).
5 Double-click user’s guide.
Note: Keep the CD-ROM in a safe place for
future use.
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