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■ Easy to install – simply install the card into a vacant
PCI slot, connect the cables, run the Installer or
Wizard, and start using your new adapter!
■ Easily monitor your network access with LED
Quick Installation Guide
FriendlyNET 696 10/100 PCI
Fast Ethernet Adapter
■ Free telephone technical support when used with
Windows 95, 98, NT, NDIS driver for LAN Manger,
Packet Driver for TCP/IP software, and MAC OS 8.6 or
Here’s how to install this adapter:
■ (1) 696 10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
In a few moments, you will see the status of your network
with these LED indicators:
■ Category 5 Ethernet Cable
■ Quick Installation Guide (this document)
■ CD-ROM with applications drivers/manual
A. Activity – Green LED
flashes during network
System Requirements
Mac Requirements (Minimum):
Macintosh with PCI slot
Mac OS 8.6 or higher.
RJ-45 Category 5 cable for 10BaseT and 100BaseTX
PC Requirements (Minimum):
PC with 32-bit PCI Bus
Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT4
RJ-45 Category 5 cable for 10BaseT and 100BaseTX
Hardware Installation
1. Turn off the power to the computer.
2. Insert the 10/100 PCI card into any available PCI slot.
Connect the 100BaseTX or 10BaseT network Ethernet
cable (Category 5 or better) from the hub, switch or
router (purchased separately) to the RJ45 port of the
B. Link – Green LED on if
connection speed is at
100 Mbps, Amber LED on
if connection speed is at
10 Mbps.
■ Compatible with all industry-standard 10BaseT, and
100BaseTX network switches, hubs and routers.
Packing List
Your package contains the following items:
FriendlyNET 696
10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Plug and Play Networking Solutions
Thank you for purchasing Asanté’s AsantéFast 696
10/100 Mbps PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter. This adapter is
designed to be the most powerful way to start or expand
your small business or home office network.
Visit Asanté at
Main Corporate Telephone Numbers
800-662-9686 (Home/Office Solutions)
800-303-9121 (Enterprise Solutions)
Technical Support
801-566-8991 (Worldwide)
Technical Support Fax
3. Turn on the power to your computer and allow the
computer to start up to the desktop.
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Software Installation
1. Insert the provided CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Installing the drivers from the CD-ROM:
a. Windows - follow the Hardware Installation Wizard and
locate the driver on the CD-ROM.
b. Macintosh - locate the Installer in the Macintosh folder on
the CD-ROM and follow the on-screen instructions.
Mak ing Network ing Simple
Mak ing Network ing Simple
Copyright © 2000 Asanté Technologies, Inc.
Asanté, the Asanté logo and FriendlyNET are
trademarks of Asanté Technologies. All other
brand names and products are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
holders. All features and specifications are
subject to change without prior notice.
06-00610-00 Rev. A, 05/01
Product Specifications
Standards Compliance
Fast Ethernet (100BaseTX and 10BaseT) RJ-45 connector
Windows 95, 98, 2000, Me, and NT 4.0
See the Asanté website for the latest drivers
Status Indicators: 10/100 Mbps Link
Bus Interface:
32-bit PCI Rev.2.1, Rev.2.2
Environmental Range
0º C to 55º C
32º F to 131º F
-20 º C to 70º C
-4º F to 158º F
10 to 90%
5 to 90%
IEEE 802.3 10BaseT Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100BaseTxFast Ethernet
ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay Auto-negotiation
IEEE 802.3X Full-duplex flow control
Ethernet: 10 Mbps (Half-duplex), 20Mbps (Full-duplex)
Fast Ethernet: 100 Mbps (Half-duplex), 200Mbps
FCC Class B, CE
Product Registration
To register your Asanté product, please visit:
Troubleshooting Tips
In the unlikely event your network is not operating
properly, follow the troubleshooting tips below.
■ Check your adapter card. Is there a green network
Link on the 10/100 LED? If not, try connecting a
"known good" network cable between your switch
and the adapter.You should see a Link LED on your
switch and your network adapter. The maximum
distance from any node (computer, printer, hub,
switch, etc.) is 328 feet or 100 meters. Be sure your
cable is not coiled, twisted or damaged. When
connecting the switch to a computer, be sure your
Category 5 UTP cable is wired for straight-through.
Note that pins 3 and 6 must use the same twisted
pair; these are typically orange/white orange or
green/white green.
■ Check your cable type. 10BaseT may use Category
3 (or better) cables. 100BaseTX may use Category 5
(or better).
■ Check your uplink switch.When connecting to
another hub or switch, set the switch to uplink on
only one hub/switch and use a standard, straightthrough network cable.This switch may be
connected to another 10/100 Mbps switch or hub,
but it will only run at 10 Mbps.
■ Check your computer’s software. Check your
operating system manual for instructions on
configuring your network for file and print sharing.
Need more help?
Consult the Asanté website (www.asante.com) for additional
troubleshooting tips and frequently asked questions (FAQ).
You may also contact Asanté Technical Support during
standard business hours (7am to 6pm MST, Monday-Friday).
FCC Compliance Statement
This hardware device complies with 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. NOTE: This
hardware device has been tested and found to comply with
the limits of a Class B computing devics, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. If you suspect this
equipment is causing interference, turn your unit on and off
while your radio or TV is showing interference, If the
interference disappears when you turn the unit off and
reappears when you turn the unit on, something in the unit
is causing interference. You can try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
1) reorient or relocate the receiving antenna; 2) increase
the separation between the equipment and the receiver;
3) connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected; 4) 4) Ensure
that all expansion slots (on the back or side of the computer)
are covered. Also ensure that all metal retaining brackets are
tightly attached to the computer; 5) consult the place of
purchase or an experienced radio/ television technician for
additional suggestions. Any changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Safety Advisory
1. Always turn off power to your computer
before installing hardware.
2. Always practice ESD techniques when
installing hardware.
3. Always use this product in a cool, dry, dustfree environment or danger of electrocution
or fire may result.
4. Never insert anything other than the
recommended cable into the RJ45 port or
damage may result.
AsantéFAST 696
10/100 Mbps
Tested To Comply
With FCC Standards