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    PF-16 PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card User’s Manual[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al ii Regulatory com pliance This equipment has been tested and found to comply w ith the limits f or a Class B digital device pursuant to P art 15 o f the FCC Rules. This equip- me nt also com plies w ith CE EN55022 C lass B an d VCC I V3 Clas s B specifications . These lim its are design ed t[...]

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    ••! ••••••• Preface iii Table of contents Regulatory compliance ......................................................................... ii Table of contents .................................................................................iii About this manual.......................................................................[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al iv Netw are 3.X/4.X client ................................................................................... 26 Microsof t LA N Mana ger ................................................................................ 26 Artisof t L ANta stic v ersion 6.0 ..................................[...]

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    1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Introduction Thank y ou for purchasing the PCMCI A 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card. This high- speed Ethernet netw ork adapter card comp lies with the PCMCIA Type I I standard and uses a fem ale RJ-45 adapter to connect to the network. The Ethernet Card is switchless and software configurable. An enabler prog ram[...]

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    2 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Hardware installation This chapter covers inserting y our Ethernet Card in the notebook ’s PCMCIA port, and connecting the card to a network . What’s in the pack age Please ensure that the following item s are included in y our pack- age. I f any item s are m issing, contact y our dealer. • PCMCIA 10/[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Hardw are installati on  !  3 Inserting the Ethernet Card These instr uctions apply to mos t notebook computers . For detailed information on ins erting PC cards into your notebook, c onsult the notebook user ’ s manual. Follow the procedure below to install the E thernet Card. 1. With t[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 4  !  10/100M b p s E t he r ne t Figure 2-2: Connecting the RJ-45 adapter 3. Connect the RJ-45 adapter to the network. You can connect the Ethernet adapter cable to a port on a hub or to a RJ-45 phone jack with another male- t o-m ale RJ-45 line or connector. F a [...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Hardw are installati on  !  5 Ethernet Card RJ-45 connector LEDs The following illustration shows the Ethernet Card RJ- 45 con- nector LEDs: Fast Ethernet ACT 100M LNK AC T 1 0 0 M LN K Figure 2-4: RJ-45 connector LEDs The following table describes the m eaning of the LEDs: LED MEA NING AC[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 6  !  10/ 100Mb p s E t h er net Figure 2-5: Disconnecting the RJ-45 cable Wa r n i n g ! Do not pull on the RJ-45 cable to disconnect the RJ-45 con- nector from the car d. You may damage the RJ-45 connector pins as well as the Ethernet Card. After y ou have discon[...]

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    7 Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Driver installation for Win 95/98/NT The following sections cov er PCMCI A 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card driv er installation in the Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT operating system s. Driver installation for Windows 95 Installation of the E thernet Card is just the sam e as for any norm al Windows 95 Pl[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 8  !  3. Insert the driv er disk and click Next to continue the instal- lation. Windows searches for the driver and the following screen appears: 4. Click Finish . Windows 95 copies driver files to the hard disk. Windows 95 may need to copy re- quired system files [...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for Win 95/9 8/NT  !  9 Driver installation for Windows 98 Follow the steps below to install the Ethernet Card drivers for Windows 98. 1. Insert the Ethernet Card into an av ailable PCMCI A slot on your notebook (refer to page 3 “I nserting the Ethernet Card” ). 2. [...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 10  !  5. Ensure that the Microsoft Window s Update box is un- checked, and ensure that the Floppy disk drives box is checked. 6. Insert the driv er disk into your floppy disk driv e and click Next . The following screen appears: 7. Click Next . After Windows 98 co[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for Win 95/9 8/NT  !  11 Driver installation for Windows NT 4.0 This installation procedure assumes that you hav e installed the network com ponent on your com puter. To check whether the network com ponent has been installed, dou- ble click the Network icon in the Cont[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 12  !  4. Click Add to add a new adapter. The following screen ap- pears: 5. Click Have Disk . The following screen appears: 6. Type “A:WI NNT40” where “A” is your floppy drive letter. Insert the driv er disk , and click OK . After finding the installation[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for Win 95/9 8/NT  !  13 8. Select the desired IR Q Level, I /O Port Address and Con- nection Type. You must select an IRQ and I/O port address that is not being used by ano- ther device; other wise, you will hav e a system co nfli ct erro r. To see the available IRQ an[...]

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    14 Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Chapter 4 Driver installation for DOS environments This section covers PCMCI A 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card driver installation for DOS env ironm ent operating sy stem s. System Requirem ents Hardwa re Requirements Notebook equipped with T ype II PC Card slot and PC Card controller (compliant Rev. 2.1 or higher Softwar[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for DOS environments  !  15 Quick installation This section gives a brief ov erview of the installation process. For a more detailed description, refer to page 16, “The Install Pro- gram ”. 1. Card and Socket Serv ices software should be bundled with your com puter;[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 16  !  5. Insert the PCMCI A 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card into the PCMCIA socket (refer to pag e 3). Then attach the network cable to the card. 6. Restart your com puter and connect to your network . I f you cannot connect to the network, refer to Appendix B and Appen[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for DOS environments  !  17 Press [Enter] to continue the installation. The program prom pts you for the directory where y ou want to in- stall the driver files. You can choose the default directory name or enter a new nam e. Then, press <Enter> to continue with t[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 18  !  Auto configuration To use auto configuration, you m ust hav e Card and Socket service drivers installed. Refer to your com puter user’s manual for infor- mation. If y ou selected Auto Configuration , the program auto detects whi- ch IR Q, I /O Port, and me[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for DOS environments  !  19 PCM C I A 10/ 10 0M bps Ethe r net C ard I ns t al l at io n Pr ogr am SE LECT I NG DRI VERS Select the netwo rk drivers th at you w an t to inst all . U se the up an d do w n arrow k e y s to h ig h l ig h t th e d e si re d it e m . W he n [...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 20  !  Interrupt sel ect The first subm enu is the In terrupt subm enu. Move the cursor to the interrupt of your choice and select it by pressing <Enter>. In- terrupts av ailable for your PCMCI A 10/100 Mbps Ethernet card include 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, and 11. PC M [...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for DOS environments  !  21 Memory space select Move the cursor to the desired mem ory space address and press <Enter>. Available m emo ry space addresses are D000H, D400H, D800H, and DC00H. Ca rdB us 10/100M bp s E thernet Ca rd Install at ion Program SELECTING A[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 22  !  the driver. I f you do not have the Sock et and Card Services pro- gram , please contact your notebook vendor.[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for DOS environments  !  23 The In stall program will autom atically add a line to your CONFIG .SYS file using the following syntax and form at: DEVICE=[path_name] CARDGO.EXE [/ IRQ = xx] [ / IO =x x x ][/MEM= xxxx ][/?] where [/IRQ=xx] Specifies the hardware interrupt [...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 24  !  Driv er installation The following sections cover installation of the client driv er for Windows NT 3.51, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Netware 3X/4X, Microsoft LAN Manag er, and Artisoft LAN tastic Version 6.0. Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 Follow these instruct[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for DOS environments  !  25 Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Follow these instructions to install the Windows for Workgroups 3.11 client for your Ethernet Card: 1. Run IN STALL.EXE, and choose Windows for Work- groups. 2. Run Windows by ty ping “WI N” at the DO[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 26  !  Netwa re 3.X/4.X cli ent Follow these instructions to install the Netware 3.X/4.X client for your Ethernet Card: 1. Run the IN STALL program, and select the Netware ODI Drive r . 2. Follow the instructions on the screen to com plete the in- stallation. 3. Re[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Driver installation for DOS environments  !  27 9. Click OK . The messag e “Configuration Com plete” ap- pears. 10. Click Save , then press <F3> to exit. Artisoft LANtastic version 6.0 Follow these instructions to install the Artisoft LAN tastic Version 6.0 client for your Ethern[...]

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    28 Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Installation for Linux This section covers the PCMCIA 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card driver installation for the Linux env ironment operating system . Before you install the PCMCIA 10/100 Ethernet c ard Linux driver , you must firs t configure the PCMCIA interface in your Linux working env ironment. System Requ[...]

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    ••! ••••••• —Installatio n for Lin ux  !  29 Installing the driver for Linux Follow these instructions to install the driver for the Linux op- erating sy stem : 1. Log on as the “root”. 2. Copy the driv er code from the I nstallation disk using the following sy ntax: mount /dev/fd0 /mnt cp /mnt/lin[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 30  !  card “PCMC IA 10/100 Ethernet Card” version “PCM CIA”, “10/100 Ethernet Card” bind “pcnet_cs” 6. Configure the PC MCI A NI C interface using the following syntax: vi network.opts 7. Reboot Linux using the following syntax: sync;sync;reboot[...]

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    31 Appendix A Appendix A Appendix A Appendix A Troubleshooting Q&A for W indow s environments These guidelines giv e you tips to deal with some problem s on us- ing Ethernet Card. I f the problem s rem ain unsolv ed, contact your dealer for assistance. Windows 95/98 Problem: Ejecting the car d fr om the PCMCIA sock et hangs or reboots the compu[...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 32  !  Windows NT 4.0 and 3.51 Question : Does the driver s upport “ hot-swap ” on NT 4.0 and 3.51? A nswer: W indows NT 4.0 and 3.51 don ’ t s upport hot swapping. If you want to rem ove the card, s hut down the com puter and rem ove it.[...]

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    33 Appendix B Appendix B Appendix B Appendix B Enabler program error messages CARDGO.EXE Here is the list of error m es sages the CARDGO .EXE m ay display. Error Message Solution [Error 1] “The PCM CIA controller is not present or recognized” There is no PCM CIA con- troller on your computer. Install a PCM CIA controller from another computer. [...]

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    PCMCIA 10/100 Mbp s Eth ern et PC Ca rd User ’s Manu al 34  !  Error Message Solution [Error 7] “The memory address specified is invalid. Change to another one” Valid memory addresses are D000, D400, D800, and DC00. [Error 8] “Enabler has been regis- tered” The client driver has al- ready been registered. You do[...]

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    35 Appendix C Appendix C Appendix C Appendix C Specifications Standards Compliance: IEEE 802.3 10Base-T , 802.3u 100Base-TX Card Size: 5.0mm Type II Connection Mode: Full or Half duplex for both 10 and 100 Mbps Media Supported: Category-3,4,5 for 10Base-T Category 5 for 100Base-TX Operating Distance: 100m maximum hub-to-node distance Network Interf[...]