QUICK GUIDE FOR THE TOKENLINK VELOCITY® XL PCI 3C359B NIC A member of the high-performance TokenLink Velocity family http://www.3com.com/ http://www.3com.com/productreg Part No. 09-1582-000 Published April 1999 3Com Corporation ■ 5400 Bayfront Plaza ■ Santa Clara, California ■ 95052-8145 Copyright © 1999, 3Com Corporation. All rights reserved. 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All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. Guide written by Phillip Schlueter. Produced by Mary Estrella. Getting Started 3 Getting Started The 3Com® TokenLink Velocity® XL PCI 3C359B network interface card (NIC) package includes the following items: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ TokenLink Velocity XL PCI 3C359B NIC Remote Wake-Up cable TokenDisk® 3.5-inch diskettes 1 and 2 TokenLink Velocity XL CD TokenLink Velocity XL PCI Network Interface Card User Guide Quick Guide for the TokenLink Velocity XL PCI 3C359B NIC For installation instructions, you can use the printed or online versions of the quick start guide and user guide. The TokenLink Velocity XL CD contains Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of both guides. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader to display, navigate, or print the guides. The TokenLink Velocity XL CD also provides the same 3C359B NIC installation software contained on TokenDisk diskettes 1 and 2. Use the media that suits your environment. Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader To view the 3C359B NIC quick start guide or user guide PDF file, the appropriate Adobe Acrobat Reader version must be installed in your computer. You can obtain and install Adobe Acrobat Reader by downloading it from Adobe Systems Incorporated. Downloading Acrobat Reader Free from Adobe The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for downloading at no cost from the Adobe World Wide Web site at: http://www.adobe.com/ You can also download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site at: ftp.adobe.com Follow the Acrobat Reader online installation instructions. 4 Viewing a TokenLink Velocity CD PDF File To view the user guide or quick start PDF file on the TokenLink Velocity XL CD, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer. Follow these steps to use Acrobat Reader to display a PDF file: 1 Display the contents of the \GUIDES directory. For example, if you are running Windows 95/98, use Windows Explorer or AutoPlay Extender to display the contents of the \GUIDES folder. The \GUIDES folder contains the following PDF files: ■ USER.PDF user guide QUICK.PDF quick start guide ■ 2 Launch the PDF file that you want to view. For example, if you are running Windows 95/98, double-click the PDF filename of the guide you want to display. Acrobat Reader displays the guide. 3 Use the Acrobat Reader facilities to view, search, navigate, or print the displayed PDF file. For help in using Acrobat Reader, consult the Acrobat Reader online Help resource. Installing the 3C359B NIC Perform the following steps to install the 3C359B NIC. If you need additional help, see the user guide, which is available in printed form or online form, as described in the preceding section. 1 If you have purchased the separate Managed PC Boot Agent® (MBA®) accessory, install it in the 3C359B NIC’s boot ROM socket according to instructions supplied with the MBA. 2 Insert the 3C359B NIC in a PCI bus master slot. You can install the 3C359B NIC in either a standard bus master 32-bit slot or a 64-bit bus master slot. If both slot types are available in your PC, place the NIC in the 32-bit slot. See Chapter 2 in the user guide for details. Installing the 3C359B NIC 5 3 If your PC’s motherboard has a Remote Wake-Up cable connector and you want to use this feature, perform the following steps: a Insert the Remote Wake-Up cable included in your package into the 3-pin connector on the NIC. Your PC may conform to new PCI standards that eliminate the need for a Remote Wake-Up cable to deliver power to the 3C359B NIC. If your PC is capable of delivering power to the 3C359B NIC through a single pin in the PCI bus, then there is no need to install the cable. See your PC’s hardware specification and documentation for complete information. WARNING: Install the NIC in the PC before inserting the Remote Wake-Up cable into the 3-pin connector on the NIC. b Attach the cable to the connector on the PC motherboard. For Remote Wake-Up installation details, see instructions in Chapter 2 of the user guide. For more information on Remote Wake-Up, see the WAKEFAQ.TXT file located in the root directory on TokenDisk diskette 1 or in the \DISK_1 directory on the TokenLink Velocity XL CD. 4 Connect a token ring cable to the NIC. For cabling details, see installation instructions in Chapter 2 and connector and cabling specifications in Appendix A of the user guide. 5 Connect the other end of the cable to a network dual access unit (DAU), a multistation access unit (MAU), controlled access unit (CAU), or a token ring switch. The 3C359B NIC can operate in full-duplex (simultaneous send and receive) mode when attached to a Dedicated Token Ring (DTR)-enabled switch. Operating in full-duplex mode can optimize performance in switched environments by doubling the available bandwidth for high-powered PC’s and servers running mission-critical applications. 6 Turn the PC power on. The PCI system automatically configures the 3C359B NIC. 7 Choose the appropriate network device driver for your operating system environment. 6 8 Install the network driver from the appropriate directory on the TokenDisk diskettes or on the TokenLink Velocity XL CD, as shown in Table 1. Table 1 Driver Directory Locations on 3C359B NIC TokenDisk Diskettes TokenDisk Diskette No. Driver Directory Microsoft NDIS 5.0 miniport 1 \W98W2000 Microsoft NDIS 3.0/4.0 miniport 2 \W95NT40 Microsoft NDIS 3.0 miniport 2 \NT351 NDIS 2.01 OS/2 2 \NDIS2\OS2 NDIS 2.01 DOS 2 \NDIS2\DOS NetWare DOS ODI 16-bit client 2 \NETWARE\NWCLIENT Driver NetWare ODI OS/2 client 2 \ NetWare ODI 32-bit client (ODI 3.3 spec.) 2 \NETWARE\CLIENT32 NetWare ODI 32-bit server (ODI 3.3 spec.) 2 \NETWARE\NWSERVER\3.12 \NETWARE\NWSERVER\4.1x_5.0 The TokenLink Velocity XL CD uses the same directory structure and file locations as the TokenDisk diskettes; however, when using the TokenLink Velocity XL CD you must use a \DISK_1 or \DISK_2 directory prefix in the driver path according to the locations shown in Table 1 for the TokenDisk diskettes. For example, the NDIS 3.0/4.0 drivers for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 are located in \W95NT40 on TokenDisk diskette 2. On the TokenLink Velocity XL CD, the same drivers are located in \DISK_2\W95NT40. 9 Verify your configuration options. Table 2 lists the default configuration option settings of the 3C359B NIC at shipment. Installing the 3C359B NIC 7 Table 2 Initial Settings of 3C359B NIC Configuration Options Configuration Option Default Setting Ring Speed Auto Detection (16 Mbps or 4 Mbps) Boot ROM Disabled Memory Limit of 1 MB No Limit DynamicAccess® Class of Service* (Traffic Prioritization) Disabled Universal (UAA) or Locally Administered Address (LAA) network address selection UAA * Available only with the NDIS 4 and NDIS 5 miniport drivers. For details on changing configuration settings for a particular option, see Appendix B in the user guide.