10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet CardBus Adapter
USER'S GUIDE
Table of contents
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UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS ....................................................................... 3
2
KEY FEATURES............................................................................................ 3
2.1
HARDWARE OVERVIEW ................................................................... 3
2.1.1 RJ-45 Port..................................................................................... 3
2.1.2 LED ............................................................................................... 3
* The blinking LED direct that traffic is being transmitted or received...... 3
2.1.3 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T ....................................................... 3
2.1.4 Cable Type.................................................................................... 3
3
INSTALLING THE ADAPTER ..................................................................... 3
3.1
System Installation ................................................................................ 3
3.2
Network Cable Connection ................................................................... 4
3.3
Diskette Software .................................................................................. 4
4.
SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................... 4
5.
APPLICATIONS............................................................................................. 4
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UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
This product package should contain:
. One (1) Fast Ethernet CardBus Adapter.
. One (1) CD-R manual/Driver.
This product package has passed numerous quality checks to ensure it would be in perfect
condition for your use. If anything has happened since then, please contact your place of
purchase immediately.
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KEY FEATURES
. 32-bit Data Transfers with Bus-Mastering.
. Max. 33Mhz Operation.
. Hot Swapping.
. Universal Compatibility and Easy Configuration.
. Auto-Negotiation Function.
. 3.3V power demand.
2.1
2.1.1
2.1.2
HARDWARE OVERVIEW
RJ-45 Port
This Fast Ethernet CardBus Adapter is capable of handling both 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T
network data. One (1) RJ-45 female socket is provided for twisted pair cable attachment. The
socket has been shielded for improved EMI protection.
LED
The LED is located above the RJ-45 connector.
Name
Color
Function
L(LINK/ACT)
Green(Solid)
Link to 10 or 100Mbps.
Green(Blinking) Traffic is being transmitted or received.
F(FULL)
Green(Solid)
Full mode on 10 or 100Mbps.
* The blinking LED direct that traffic is being transmitted or received.
2.1.3
100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T
If users have an existing 10BASE-T LAN, it is likely they will easily be able to upgrade to
100BASE-TX. However, there are some important differences between the two (2) types of
networks.
2.1.4
Cable Type
. 100BASE-TX only supports Cat.5 TP cable.
. 10BASE-T supports Cat.3, 4, or 5 TP cable.
Whenever installing new cable, use Cat.5 TP cable.
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INSTALLING THE ADAPTER
The proper installation of these Fast Ethernet CardBus Adapters can be divided into three (3)
phases:
. SYSTEM: Putting the Adapter into a computer.
. CABLE: Connecting the Adapter to the network.
. SOFTWARE: Installing and configuring the NOS driver.
3.1
System Installation
. Disconnect the computer’s power supply.
. Open the computer.
. Save the screws!
. Remove the Adapter from the bag.
. Gently to insert this Adapter into the CardBus Slot.
. Press firmly, but do not bend the pins!
. Secure the Adapter bracket with the screws.
. Replace the computer’s cover.
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3.2
Network Cable Connection
. Plug one (1) end of a TP cable into the Adapter’s RJ-45 socket.
. Plug the other end of the cable into any 100BASE-TX or 10BASE-T Hub port.
See 100BASE-TX and 10BASE-T section for details on cable type and length.
3.3
Diskette Software
The Driver Diskette included with this Fast Ethernet CardBus Adapter contains drivers for most
major network operating systems (NOS). Two (2) important files are also included in the root
directory. These files are README files.
. Step-by-Step instructions on installing drivers are located in the README files.
. For exact information, look in the Driver diskette’s respective driver directory.
4. SPECIFICATIONS
Model
10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet CardBus Adapter
Standard
Conformance
‧IEEE 802.3 for 10BASE-T
‧IEEE 802.3u for 100BASE-TX
Host Interface
‧PC Card 95 CardBus Standard
Ethernet Data Rate
‧10Mbps and 100Mbps via Auto-Negotiation
Media Connection
‧One (1) RJ-45 female connector on board for network
interface
Data Bus Access
‧32-bit Bus Mastering
I/O Address/
Interrupt
‧Automatically assigned by BIOS or Card Service
LED Indicators
‧L(Green): Link/Act
‧F(Green): Full
Environment
‧Operating Temperature: 0° ~ 55° C (32° ~ 131°F)
‧Storage Temperature: -20° ~ 70° C (-4° ~ 158°F)
‧Humidity: 10% ~ 90% Non –Condensing
Dimensions
‧115.5 x 54.5 x 14.1 mm ( 4.54 x 2.14 x 0.55 inch)
Certification
‧FCC Class B, VCCI Class B, CISPR 22 Class B, CE Mark
Immunity
‧IEC801-2, IEC801-3, IEC801-4 - (IEC1000-4-2, IEC1000-4-3,
IEC1000-4-4)
5. APPLICATIONS
Windows95/98/ME/2000/XP/NT4.0
Novell ODI.
Linux
Packet Driver
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FCC WARNING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing
device pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide reasonable
protection against electromagnetic interference in a commercial environment.
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
CE MARK WARNING
This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
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