SPH-USB 1.1 Hub Installation Manual
Lava SPH-USB 1.1 Hub
Installation Manual
Rev. B00
Congratulations on your purchase of the Lava SPH-USB 1.1Hub.The Lava
SPH-USB 1.1 Hub is an intelligent, stackable expansion module that
connects to a computer via the Universal Serial Bus (USB).The Lava SPHUSB 1.1 Hub provides you with three downstream USB ports, one USB
upstream port, one high-speed RS-232 serial port, and one parallel
printer port.
By simply plugging in the Lava SPH-USB 1.1 Hub, you will:
Instantaneously add three downstream USB ports, one high-speed serial
port, and one parallel port to your PC or server.
Eliminate the difficulty of selecting IRQ and LPT settings.
Avoid the hassle of removing your PC case, or rebooting the operating
system during installation.
Included with your package, you should have the following:
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Lava SPH-USB 1.1 Hub.
One USB cable.
One Lava Installation and Utilities diskette.
One switching power supply.
User’s manual.
If any of the above items is missing, please contact the reseller where
you purchased this product.
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Verifying that your system
supports USB
To determine if your system supports USB, follow these simple steps:
1. Insert the disk labeled ‘Lava Installation Utilities’ into drive A.
2. In the ‘Start’ menu, select ‘Run’.
3. Type a:\usbready. Follow instructions on the screen. One of two USB
System Checker dialogs will appear:
A. If your system supports USB, the dialog will read,‘This system
DOES give support to USB.’ Continue installation.
B. If your system does not support USB, the dialog will read,‘This
system DOES NOT currently support USB!’ Do not proceed with
installation.
Installing the Lava SPH-USB 1.1 Hub
Plug the flat end of the USB cable into the USB downstream A connector
located in the back of a PC or a USB hub. Plug the upstream B connector
into the Lava SPH-USB 1.1 Hub.
USB
Type A
USB
Type B
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Configuring system software
System configuration follows several
steps.The first step (installing the hub's
device driver) may require the Windows
CD; subsequent steps (installing the
serial and parallel port drivers) use the
Lava Installation and Utilities diskette.
To make sure you have installed the
drivers successfully:
1. For the SPH-USB 1.1 Hub, go to ‘My
Computer,’‘Control Panel,’‘System
Properties,’‘Device Manager.’ Under
‘Universal Serial Bus Controller’ it
should show:‘Generic USB Hub’ &
‘Lava SPH-USB BAY Interface
Controller.’
2. For the serial port, go to ‘My
Computer,’‘Control Panel,’‘System
Properties,’‘Device Manager,’‘Ports
[COM & LPT].’ It should show a new
direction:‘Serial on USB [COM3].’
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3. For the parallel port, select ‘Lava SPHUSB 1284 Port.’ It should show:‘Lava
SPH-USB 1284 Interface Controller.’
Application Notes
Printer port configuration
1. Make sure that your printer port configuration is set to ‘USB LPT1.’
2. Since some bi-directional printers are not supported by the driver,
bi-directional functioning must be disabled until installation and
testing are completed.You can later enable bi-directional functions
to test whether the driver supports connected bi-directional
printers.
Serial (RS-232) port configuration
1. Set RS-232 (serial) port setting to ‘Serial on COM3, or any other
available COM port.
2. You may switch RS-232 serial devices by re-plugging in upstream
port (USB Type B).
Modem driver configuration
1. Be sure to select the COM port ‘whichever is available’ in modem
properties.
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Application Notes (continued)
Windows® 95 operation
1. Operating the Lava SPH-USB 1.1 Hub under Windows® 95 requires
patches to the operating system software (available from
Microsoft®) and possibly a BIOS patch (consult your motherboard
manufacturer).
Other
1. To maintain sufficient power supply during its operation, be sure the
SPH-USB 1.1 Hub is plugged in and its adapter is properly
connected to an electrical outlet.
2. Do not install the driver under ‘Add New H/W’ (this may cause your
system to crash).
3. In case installation was incomplete or interrupted, double click
‘Control Panel,’‘Property,’ then remove ‘Unknown Device.’ Select
‘Refresh,’ and continue the installation procedure.
4. If the Lava SPH-USB 1.1 Hub is connected from another USB Hub, to
maintain sufficient signal transfer, be sure the SPH-USB 1.1 Hub’s
power supply is plugged into an electrical outlet.
System Requirements
1. Pentium-grade CPU with USB port PC.
2. One available USB Type A (downstream) port.
Connectors
1. One high-speed bi-directional parallel port.
2. One DB-9 EIA-232 serial connector supporting baud rates from 1200
to 115,000 baud.
3. One USB 1.1 Type B (upstream) connector.
4. Three USB 1.1 Type A (downstream) connectors.
5. DC power input connector (5V).
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For Europe
This device is in conformity with the EMC directive.
Tested to comply with FCC standards. FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE.
This 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.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement
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.Those 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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antennas.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The Lava logo is a trademark of Lava Computer MFG Inc. Windows, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000
and Windows XP are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
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Lava
Technical Support
9:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday (Eastern Time)
Tel: +416 674-5942
Fax: + 416 674-8262
E-mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.lavalink.com
Lava Computer MFG Inc.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following 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.
Lava Computer MFG Inc. 908 Niagara Falls Blvd. #629. North Tonawanda NY 14120-2060
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