Installation Guide for the Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter

Installation Guide for the Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
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Installation Guide for
the Model FA310TX
Fast Ethernet PCI
Adapter
NETGEAR, Inc.
A Bay Networks Company
48015 Warm Springs Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
USA
M-FA310-0
November 1996
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© 1996 by NETGEAR, Inc. All rights reserved.
Trademarks
NETGEAR and Bay Networks are trademarks of Bay Networks, Inc.
Other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective holders.
Statement of Conditions
In the interest of improving internal design, operational function, and/or reliability,
NETGEAR reserves the right to make changes to the products described in this
document without notice.
NETGEAR does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or
application of the product(s) or circuit layout(s) described herein.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
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. 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. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference, in which case users will be required to take
whatever measures may be necessary to correct the interference at their own
expense.
EN 55 022 Declaration of Conformance
This is to certify that the NETGEAR Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter is
shielded against the generation of radio interference in accordance with the
application of Council Directive 89/336/EEC, Article 4a. Conformity is declared by
the application of EN 55 022 Class B (CISPR 22).
Compliance is dependent upon the use of shielded data cables.
Bestätigung des Herstellers/Importeurs
Es wird hiermit bestätigt, daß das NETGEAR Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI
Adapter gemäß der im BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 und Vfg 46/1992 aufgeführten
Bestimmungen entstört ist. Das vorschriftsmäßige Betreiben einiger Geräte (z.B.
Testsender) kann jedoch gewissen Beschränkungen unterliegen. Lesen Sie dazu bitte
die Anmerkungen in der Betriebsanleitung.
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Das Bundesamt für Zulassungen in der Telekommunikation wurde davon
unterrichtet, daß dieses Gerät auf den Markt gebracht wurde und es ist berechtigt, die
Serie auf die Erfüllung der Vorschriften hin zu überprüfen.
Die Erfüllung der zutreffenden Vorschriften hängt von der Benutzung geschirmter
Kabel ab. Der Benutzer ist für den Erwerb der entsprechenden Kabel verantwortlich.
Certificate of the Manufacturer/Importer
It is hereby certified that the NETGEAR Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI
Adapter has been suppressed in accordance with the conditions set out in the
BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 and Vfg 46/1992. The operation of some equipment
(for example, test transmitters) in accordance with the regulations may, however, be
subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the notes in the operating instructions.
Federal Office for Telecommunications Approvals has been notified of the placing of
this equipment on the market and has been granted the right to test the series for
compliance with the regulations.
Compliance with the applicable regulations is dependent upon the use of shielded
cables. It is the responsibility of the user to procure the appropriate cables.
Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) Statement
This equipment is in the first category (information equipment to be used in
commercial and/or industrial areas) and conforms to the standards set by the
Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Data Processing Equipment and
Electronic Office Machines that are aimed at preventing radio interference in
commercial and/or industrial areas.
Consequently, when this equipment is used in a residential area or in an adjacent
area thereto, radio interference may be caused to equipment such as radios and TV
receivers.
Compliance is dependent upon the use of shielded AC power cables. The user is
responsible for procuring the appropriate cables. Read instructions for correct
handling.
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Customer Support
For assistance with installing and configuring your NETGEAR system or with
post-installation questions or problems, contact your point of purchase
representative.
To contact customer support or to purchase additional copies of this document and
publications for other NETGEAR products, you can contact NETGEAR at the
following numbers:
•
Phone:
U.S./Canada: 1-800-211-2069
Japan: 0031-1-26133
Germany: 0130-8-23776
•
Fax:
U.S./Canada: 510-498-2609
World Wide Web
NETGEAR maintains a World Wide Web Home Page that you can access at the
universal resource locator (URL) http://NETGEAR.baynetworks.com/home. A
direct connection to the Internet and a Web browser such as Mosaic or Netscape
are required.
Bulletin Board Service
NETGEAR maintains a bulletin board that you can access to obtain the latest
versions of the software drivers.
You can contact the bulletin board service at the following number:
•
Phone:
U.S.: 407-531-4574
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview ........................................................................1-1
Features .........................................................................1-2
System Requirements ....................................................1-3
Chapter 2
Installation
Package Contents ..........................................................2-1
Physical Description .......................................................2-2
Installing the Adapter in a Computer ..............................2-3
Connecting to 10/100 Mbps Network Cables .................2-4
Completing and Verifying Installation .............................2-6
Installing Software Drivers .............................................2-6
Installing the Novell NetWare Client Driver
for DOS .......................................................................2-7
Installing the Windows 95 Network Driver .................2-10
Installing Other Software Drivers ..............................2-11
Chapter 3
Diagnostics
Using the Diagnostics Program ......................................3-1
Diagnostics Failure ......................................................3-4
Troubleshooting ..............................................................3-5
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
General Specifications .................................................. A-1
Index
Contents
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Figures
Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-2.
Model FA310TX adapter .............................2-2
Connecting to network cables ....................2-5
Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-2.
Select Adapter Menu ..................................3-2
Your Current Configuration screen .............3-4
Table
Table 2-1.
Figures
LED descriptions ........................................2-2
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of the NETGEAR™ Model
FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter, a 32-bit Fast Ethernet adapter
card. The Model FA310TX adapter has been developed by
combining the latest 100BASE-TX Ethernet and peripheral
component interface (PCI) local bus technology.
This guide describes how to install and use the adapter card and
how to install the software drivers and diagnostics program.
Overview
The Model FA310TX adapter runs in bus master mode, directly
sending and receiving Ethernet packets to or from the memory,
using minimum aid from the central processing unit (CPU). Bus
mastering allows a peripheral device to take control of the system
bus and not rely on the central processor.
Using the greater bandwidth and faster bus speed benefits of PCI
bus, the Model FA310TX adapter is superior to a standard AT bus
adapter. It uses a high-performance intelligent Ethernet controller
that can transmit or receive data at 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, can
directly access the system CPU, and can transfer data directly
between I/O devices and system memory in the 32-bit bus master
mode.
For flexibility, the Model FA310TX adapter comes with one RJ-45
port to support your existing 10BASE-T or the 100BASE-TX
Category 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable. The adapter
automatically senses either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, and when
operating in full-duplex mode, the network speed is doubled to
20 Mbps or 200 Mbps.
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Features
The Model FA310TX adapter, designed to have high performance
and to be versatile, supports many network operating systems and
has the following features:
•
Is compatible with the Ethernet IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX,
10BASE-T, and NWay auto-negotiation industry standards.
NWay auto-negotiation allows the adapter to automatically
select the operating speed of 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps, depending
on the hub or switch the adapter is connected to.
•
Supports half- and full-duplex mode that is made possible by
NWay auto-negotiation. In full-duplex mode, the adapter can
transmit and receive concurrently when the other party also
supports full-duplex, providing a transfer rate of up to
200 Mbps.
•
Allows for Plug and Play. You simply insert the Model
FA310TX adapter into the PCI slot of a Pentium/486 machine,
and the PCI system BIOS automatically configures the adapter.
•
Supports 32-bit PCI Bus Master mode, enabling high
throughput and low CPU utilization.
•
Has one-step installation. A graphical interface guides you
through the installation of software drivers and support files for
all popular network operating systems.
•
Has complete driver support for Windows 95, Windows NT
(Versions 3.1 and higher), Windows for Workgroup, Novell
NetWare Client for DOS, Novell NetWare Client for OS/2,
Novell NetWare Server (Versions 3.11 and higher), SCO
OpenServer, SCO UNIX driver, Artisoft LANtastic, and Packet
driver.
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Has five status LED indicators (to show 10/100 Mbps media
speed selection, full- or half-duplex mode, link status, data
activity, and data collision).
•
Has a lifetime warranty.
System Requirements
The NETGEAR Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter must
be used in a PC that has:
•
A PCI expansion slot with bus mastering capability
•
Microsoft DOS, IBM OS/2, or Microsoft Windows 95
operating system
•
Network operating systems such as Novell NetWare or
Microsoft Windows NT
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Chapter 2
Installation
This chapter provides information on:
•
Package contents
•
Physical description
•
Installing the adapter in a computer
•
Connecting to 10/100 Mbps network cables
•
Completing and verifying installation
•
Installing software drivers
Package Contents
Unpack the contents of the package and verify them against the
following list:
•
NETGEAR Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
•
One FA310TX Drivers and Diagnostics Disk that includes
software drivers and a diagnostic program
•
This installation manual
•
Warranty and Owner Registration Card
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Physical Description
As illustrated in Figure 2-1, there are five LEDs on the Model
FA310TX adapter that indicate network status.
100M
FULL
LINK
ACT
COL
100M
FULL
LINK
ACT
COL
107EA
Figure 2-1. Model FA310TX adapter
Table 2-1 describes the activity of each LED.
Table 2-1. LED descriptions
Label
Color
Activity
Description
100M
Green
On
Off
The port is operating at 100 Mbps.
The port is operating at 10 Mbps.
FULL
Green
On
Off
The port is operating in full-duplex
mode.
The port is operating in half-duplex
mode.
LINK
Green
On
The data link between the card and the
hub or switch is good.
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Table 2-1. LED descriptions (continued)
Label
Color
Activity
Description
ACT
Green
On
There is data being sent through the
port
COL
Yellow
Blinking
There is data collision on the network.
Occasional blinking of the LED is
normal on any network.
Installing the Adapter in a Computer
The Model FA310TX adapter has configuration specifications set in
onboard memory and provides installation information to the
computer at startup.
To install the Model FA310TX adapter, follow these steps:
1.
Turn off and unplug your computer.
Caution: Place all printed circuit boards on an antistatic
mat until you are ready to install them. If you do not have
an antistatic mat, wear a discharge leash or touch a
grounded metal object to free yourself of static before you
handle the board.
2.
Remove the cover from your computer.
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3.
Insert the card into any available PCI Bus Master I/O
expansion slot.
You can see both PCI and ISA expansion slots when you
remove the cover. The PCI slots are shorter.
Note: Make sure the PCI expansion slot that you have
inserted the adapter in supports local bus mastering.
4.
Fasten the Model FA310TX adapter to the rear of the
computer chassis by tightening the screw.
5.
Close the computer cover.
6.
Proceed to the next section, “Connecting to 10/100 Mbps
Network Cables.”
Connecting to 10/100 Mbps Network Cables
The Model FA310TX adapter contains one RJ-45 connector that
automatically senses and switches speed based on the type of hub
or switch that is connected. This section describes how to connect
10 Mbps and 100 Mbps network cables to the Model FA310TX
adapter.
Note: You must connect the adapter to the network before
loading software drivers.
For connecting to a 10 Mbps network, use a Category 3, 4, or
5 UTP cable with an RJ-45 connector on each end. For connecting
to a 100 Mbps network, use only Category 5 UTP cables. For
connecting to both 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps networks, you must use a
straight-through cable.
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For connecting to either 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps network cables,
follow these steps:
1.
Connect one end of the cable to the Model FA310TX
adapter.
2.
Connect the other end to a hub or switch, using a star
topology method as illustrated in Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-2 illustrates workstations with the Model FA310TX
adapter installed. The workstations are connected to 10 Mbps
and 100 Mbps networks through the NETGEAR Model EN516
10BASE-T Ethernet Hub and the NETGEAR Model FE516
Fast Ethernet Hub.
Model SW502 Ethernet Switch
1
Model EN516
Ethernet Hub
2
Model FE516
Fast Ethernet Hub
Users
Key
Power
users
10 Mbps
100 Mbps
7175.1
Figure 2-2. Connecting to network cables
Note: In 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps networks, Ethernet
specifications limit the cable length from a computer to
a hub or switch to 300 feet (100 m).
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3.
Proceed to Chapter 3, “Diagnostics,” to verify connections.
Completing and Verifying Installation
You must run the diagnostics program as described in Chapter 3,
“Diagnostics,” and pass all of the tests to verify the installation.
When the installation is completed and verified, you can install the
software drivers.
Note: The diagnostics program will not run with the
software drivers installed.
Installing Software Drivers
The software drivers enable the Model FA310TX adapter to be used
on many different networks and are located on the FA310TX
Drivers and Diagnostics Disk that is included in your package. For
information on installing software drivers, refer to information
provided in this section. When multiple adapters exist on the
system, you must repeat the same procedure for each adapter card.
The following drivers are included on the FA310TX Drivers and
Diagnostics Disk:
•
Microsoft
— Windows 95
— Windows NT (Versions 3.1 and higher)
— Windows for Workgroup
•
Novell NetWare
— Client for DOS
— Client for OS/2
— Server (Versions 3.11 and higher)
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SCO UNIX
— SCO OpenServer
— SCO UNIX driver
•
Others
— Artisoft LANtastic
— Packet driver
Note: It is important that you keep the FA310TX Drivers
and Diagnostics Disk. You will need different software
drivers when changing the host operating environment or
the network operating system.
Installing the Novell NetWare Client Driver for DOS
This section describes how to install the driver for a Novell
NetWare client computer running MS-DOS. Use the Novell
NetWare Client Driver for DOS for networking access to a
Novell NetWare server.
To install the Novell NetWare Client Driver for DOS, follow these
steps:
1.
Boot the computer under MS-DOS.
2.
Insert the Drivers and Diagnostics Disk into Drive A.
3.
Type A:\install at the DOS prompt and press the Enter key.
The computer starts executing the installation program.
4.
Press the Enter key to skip past the welcome screen of the
installation program.
The Selection window is displayed.
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5.
Select Novell NetWare and press the Enter key.
The NOSs window is displayed.
6.
Select Novell NetWare DOS Client and press the Enter key.
The network operating system configuration is displayed and
you are prompted to enter a target path.
7.
Type the destination path on the Target Path field and press
the Enter key.
You are prompted to indicate if you want to modify the existing
AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
8.
Type Y and press the Enter key.
The AUTOEXEC.BAT file is copied to the path you designated.
When the copying is complete, you are prompted to indicate if
you want to create a new NET.CFG file.
9.
Type Y and press the Enter key.
You are prompted when copying is complete for the new
NET.CFG file.
10. Press the Enter key to exit when the program is finished
running.
If you are using NetWare client software that comes with
Novell NetWare 3.12 and 4.x, follow these steps before
rebooting your computer:
a.
Insert the NetWare Client for DOS and Windows disk
in Drive A.
You received NetWare Client for DOS and Windows on
the CD included with your Novell Network.
b.
Type A:\Install.EXE at the DOS prompt and press the
Enter key to run the NetWare Client Install program.
The main menu is displayed.
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c.
Follow the instructions given by the NetWare Client
Install program before proceeding to the field that
prompts you to select the driver for your network
board.
d. Press the Enter key.
The Network Board window is displayed showing a list of
drivers.
e.
Select OTHER DRIVERS and press the Enter key.
The Insert the Driver Disk window is displayed.
f.
Enter the destination path that you designated in
Step 7 and press the Enter key.
The Network window is displayed.
g. Select NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet Adapter
and press the Enter key.
The main menu of the NetWare Client Install program is
displayed.
h. Start the installation process by following the
directions given on the main menu.
11. Reboot your computer.
The driver is now installed.
Note: To customize other network parameters, such as the
frame type, edit the NET.CFG file in the directory where
the NetWare client driver is installed.
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Installing the Windows 95 Network Driver
This section describes how to install the driver if your computer is
running Windows 95. Use the Windows 95 system for networking
access to a Microsoft NT server, a Novell NetWare server, or
another Windows 95 networked system.
To install the Windows 95 Network driver, follow these steps:
1.
Boot the computer and start Windows 95.
The New Hardware Found window is displayed stating that
new hardware is found. Then the Systems Settings Change
window is displayed and asks if you want to restart your
computer.
2.
Click No.
The Windows 95 welcome window is displayed.
3.
Click Close to exit the Windows 95 screen and view the
desktop.
4.
Double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop to open
the window.
5.
Double-click the Control Panel icon to open the window.
6.
Double-click the Network icon to open the window.
7.
Click PCI Fast Ethernet DECchip 21140 Based Adapter
from the choices in the Network window.
8.
Click Remove to delete the PCI Fast Ethernet DECchip
21140 Based Adapter.
9.
Click Add to add a software driver and display the Select
Network Component Type window.
10. Double-click Adapter from the choices in the Select
Network Component Type window to display the Select
Network Adapters window.
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11. Click Have Disk.
12. Insert the Drivers and Diagnostics Disk in Drive A to
display the Install From Disk window.
13. Make sure that Drive A is designated on the prompt line
and click OK to display the Select Network Adapters
window.
A:\ should appear in response to the prompt that asks you
where to copy manufacturer’s files from.
14. Double-click NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI
Adapter to display the Network window.
15. Click OK to display the Systems Settings Change window.
16. Click Yes in response to the prompt that asks you if you
want to restart the system.
Installing Other Software Drivers
This section describes how to install any software drivers that are
included on the Drivers and Diagnostics Disk with the exception of
the Windows 95 Network Driver and the Novell NetWare Client
Driver for DOS.
To install other software drivers, follow these steps:
1.
Boot the computer under MS-DOS.
2.
Insert the Drivers and Diagnostics Disk into Drive A.
3.
Type A:\install at the DOS prompt, and then press the
Enter key.
The computer starts executing the installation program.
4.
Press the Enter key to skip past the welcome screen of the
installation program.
The Selection window is displayed.
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5.
Select the category of the network operating system you are
using and press the Enter key.
The NOSs window is displayed.
6.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select the network
operating system you are using and press the Enter key.
The network operating system configuration is displayed and
you are prompted to enter a target path.
7.
Type the destination path on the Target Path field and press
the Enter key.
The installation program decompresses the software driver that
you selected, copies the program to the target path, and
prompts you when copying is complete.
8.
Press the Enter key to exit when the program is finished
copying.
9.
Use a text editor and type README.TXT at the DOS
prompt to open a file with information about how to install
the driver you have selected into different operating
systems.
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Chapter 3
Diagnostics
This chapter describes the diagnostics program, which verifies your
installation and gives information on troubleshooting the Model
FA310TX adapter.
Using the Diagnostics Program
To verify installation of your Model FA310TX adapter, you must
use the diagnostics program before installing any software drivers
for your network.
You can copy the diagnostics program to any destination path and
run the software from that path, or run the software directly from
the disk. The diagnostics program operates only with DOS. If you
are using Windows 95, you must shut down and restart in the
MS-DOS mode.
If you have already used the diagnostics program to verify
installation and are using the program for troubleshooting,
restarting in the MS-DOS mode will unload the drivers that are
loaded under Windows 95.
To use the diagnostics program to check whether or not the major
components operate properly, it is best to have the network cable
connected to a hub or switch. The diagnostics program then checks
the major components and the network connection.
To run the diagnostics program, follow these steps:
1.
Type A:\DIAG.EXE at the DOS prompt.
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2.
Press the Enter key to display the main menu, which lists
the diagnostic tests performed by the program.
3.
Press the Enter key to skip past the main menu and display
the Select Adapter Menu.
The program detects the number of adapter(s) installed in your
system and displays the settings in a sequence, as illustrated in
Figure 3-1.
Select Adapter Menu
CARD NO
=======
1
2
NODE ID
=================
00 40 05 31 24 9A
00 40 05 31 24 9B
BUS NO
=======
0
0
SLOT NO
=======
3
4
I/O
======
6000H
6100H
IRQ
===
11
10
Figure 3-1. Select Adapter Menu
4.
3-2
Move the highlighted menu bar up and down to select the
adapter you want to test.
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5.
Press the Enter key to display the Your Current
Configuration screen, as illustrated in Figure 3-2.
The program detects the media availability and transmission
speed and determines the kind of test items for the chosen
adapter. The lower edge of the screen displays the description
of the test item. Pressing [F1] at any time will display a pop-up
window that shows the details of the highlighted test item.
When the diagnostics program starts, the first test item (Serial
ROM TEST) is highlighted in the Test Items Setup Menu. The
Serial ROM TEST is highlighted while the program proceeds
with the test. When the Serial ROM TEST is completed, the
program proceeds with the next selected test item.
Note: The Twister Layer Internal Loopback Test is
available only when the adapter is connected to a
100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet device. The Network
Connection Test is available only when your adapter is
connected to a switch or hub.
Progressive dots represent the duration of each test as it runs.
As the diagnostics program completes each test, the Test
Results screen is displayed, indicating which tests have passed
or failed. You can print the complete report to a printer, or save
the report to a disk file.
If any of the tests fail, refer to the next section, “Diagnostics
Failure.” When all tests pass, you are ready to install the
software drivers.
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Your Current Configuration
NODE ID: 00 40 05 31 24 9A
Card Type: FA310TX
I/O Base Address: 6000H
[x]
[x]
[ ]
[x]
BUS MODE: PCI 32-bit
Connector Type: UTP
Interrupt Number: 11
Test Items Setup Menu:
Serial ROM Test
Controller Internal Loopback Test
Twister Layer Internal Loopback Test
Network Connection Test
Figure 3-2. Your Current Configuration screen
6.
Install the software drivers, following the steps in
“Installing Software Drivers” on page 2-6.
Diagnostics Failure
If any of the diagnostic tests fail, the adapter may not be defective.
You might have made incorrect option settings or option settings
that conflict with the settings of other boards, or you might have
improperly installed the adapter or cables.
If any of the diagnostic tests fail, follow these steps:
•
Check the adapter installation to ensure that the card is seated
properly in the slot.
•
Check the length and rating of the cable connection.
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Make sure the PCI slot that the adapter is plugged into is
activated.
PCI computers allow PCI slots to be activated or deactivated by
using the CMOS utility on the computer, or in some cases, a
special PCI utility. Please refer to your computer
documentation for information about activating PCI slots.
•
Replace the failed adapter with a working adapter and run the
diagnostic test again.
•
Install the adapter in another functioning PCI computer and run
the tests again.
•
Replace all other PCI adapters from the computer and run the
tests again. If the tests pass, the other PCI adapters may be
causing contention.
If the adapter passes all the tests and there still appears to be a
problem, check the cabling and other devices that may affect the
network.
Troubleshooting
If there are any problems with the Model FA310TX adapter after
your network and adapter have been operational, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the appropriate driver is loaded.
For further information, refer to “Installing Software Drivers”
on page 2-6.
2.
Make sure the proper cable is connected to the adapter
port.
For further information, refer to “Connecting to 10/100 Mbps
Network Cables” on page 2-4.
Diagnostics
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3.
Make sure the hub complies with the adapter
specifications, such as 10 Mbps 10BASE-T or 100 Mbps
100BASE-TX.
4.
Run the Diagnostics Program, following the procedures in
“Using the Diagnostics Program” on page 3-1.
3-6
Diagnostics
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
This appendix provides technical specifications for the NETGEAR
Model FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter.
General Specifications
Standards Compatibility
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T Ethernet
NetWare tested and approved
Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT compatible
PCI Plug and Play compatible
Power
Operating voltage:
+5V +/- 5% @ 630 mA maximum
Physical Specifications
Length:
5.7 in (14.4 cm)
Height:
3.7 in (9.3 cm)
Weight:
22 lb (100 g)
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
Operating humidity:
Technical Specifications
10% to 90% noncondensing
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Electromagnetic Emissions
CE mark, commercial
FCC, Part 15, Class B
EN 55 022 (CISPR 22), Class B
VCCI Class 2
Canada ICES-003, Class B
Interface Options
RJ-45 connector for 10BASE-T or 100BASE-T Ethernet interface
A-2
Technical Specifications
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Index
Numerics
Serial ROM TEST 3-3
Twister Layer Internal
Loopback Test 3-3
using to verify installation
3-1
Your Current Configuration
screen 3-2
100M LED 2-2
A
ACT LED 2-3
B
BBS. See bulletin board service
bulletin board service iv
bus mastering 1-1
C
cable connections,
troubleshooting 3-4
Certificate of the Manufacturer
iii
COL LED 2-3
customer support iv
D
diagnostics program
failing tests of 3-3
Network Connection Test
3-3
pass and fail messages 3-3
Select Adapter Menu 3-2
Index
F
FCC statement ii
features 1-2
FULL LED 2-2
I
installation
completing 2-6
connecting to network
cables 2-4
in a computer 2-3
Novell NetWare Client driver
for DOS 2-7
of software drivers 2-6
troubleshooting 3-4
verifying 2-6
verifying with diagnostics
program 3-1
Windows 95 Network driver
2-10
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L
LEDs
100M 2-2
ACT 2-3
COL 2-3
description (table) 2-2
FULL 2-2
LINK 2-3
LINK LED 2-3
M
mode
full-duplex 1-1, 1-2
half-duplex 1-2
N
Network Connection Test
diagnostics program 3-3
network speed 1-1
Novell NetWare Client driver
for DOS, installing 2-7
NWay auto-negotiation 1-2
P
package contents 2-1
PCI. See peripheral component
interface
2
peripheral component interface,
troubleshooting slot 3-4
physical description 2-2
R
RJ-45 port 1-1, 2-4
S
screens
Select Adapter Menu 3-2
Your Current Configuration
3-2
Select Adapter Menu 3-2
Serial ROM TEST 3-3
software drivers 2-6
system requirements 1-3
T
technical specifications A-1
troubleshooting
adapter installation 3-4
cable connections 3-4
PCI slot 3-4
Twister Layer Internal
Loopback Test 3-3
Index
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W
Windows 95 Network driver
installation 2-10
World Wide Web iv
Y
Your Current Configuration
screen 3-2
Index
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