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  • Page 1 THER ® ARALLEL EISA B ETWORK Members of the 3Com EtherLink III family of adapters Part No. 09-0666-001 Published October 1995 ASKING ASTER DAPTERS UIDE...
  • Page 2 3Com Corporation 5400 Bayfront Plaza Santa Clara, California 95052-8145 © 3Com Corporation, 1995. All rights reserved. No part of this documentation may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative work (such as translation, transformation, or adaptation) without permission from 3Com Corporation.
  • Page 3 IFETIME ARRANTY ® 3Com’s EtherLink , TokenLink III 16/4, Fast EtherLink, FDDILink , and 3Com Impact ISDN ISA adapters have a Lifetime Warranty. To ensure the very best 3Com service and support, take the time to complete the product registration card.
  • Page 4 Customers in the countries shown below should send the completed registration card to the appropriate address. Customers in other non-U.S. locations should send the registration card to the U.S. address on the front of the card. Asia 3Com Asia Ltd., Marketing Department Room 2506-07, 25/F., Citibank Tower Citibank Plaza, Central Hong Kong...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    ONTENTS BOUT UIDE Introduction 1 How to Use This Guide 1 Conventions 2 NTRODUCTION Features 1-2 EISA A NSTALLING THE Inspecting the Adapter 2-2 Installing the Boot PROM 2-2 Inserting the Adapter 2-2 Confirming Adapter Installation 2-4 Connecting to the Network 2-5 Connecting to the On-board Transceiver 2-5 Connecting to Thin Ethernet Cable 2-5 Connecting to Twisted-pair Cable 2-6...
  • Page 6 Locating the Network Drivers 4-2 Accessing DOS 4-2 Loading NetWare ODI Drivers 4-3 One Adapter in a Client 4-3 AutoLink Requirements 4-4 AutoLink Installation 4-4 Multiple Adapters in a Client 4-7 Finding the Adapter’s Slot Number 4-9 One Adapter in a Server 4-10 Driver Installation with NetWare 4-10 Multiple Adapters in a Server 4-11 Finding the Adapter’s Port Address for Multiple Adapters 4-12...
  • Page 7 ECHNICAL UPPORT On-line Technical Services B-1 3Com Bulletin Board Service B-1 Access by Modem B-1 World Wide Web Site B-2 ThreeComForum on CompuServe B-2 3ComFacts Automated Fax Service B-2 Support from Your Network Supplier B-3 Returning Products for Repair B-4 LOSSARY NDEX IMITED...
  • Page 8 IGURES 1-1 3C592 Adapter Backplates 1-2 1-2 Procedure Overview 1-3 2-1 Hardware Installation Overview 2-1 2-2 PCI and EISA Bus Slots in an EISA Computer 2-3 2-3 Connecting Thin Ethernet Cable 2-5 2-4 Slide Latch 2-7 2-5 Connecting the AUI Cable 2-7 3-1 Adapter Configuration Overview 3-1 3-2 Auto Installation Screen 3-7 3-3 Main Menu 3-7...
  • Page 9 ABLES 1 Text Conventions 2 2 Notice Icons 2 1-1 3C592 EISA Adapter Cable and Connector Specifications 1-2 2-1 Connectors for 3C592 EISA Adapters 2-5 3-1 Software Configuration Options 3-4 4-1 Accessing DOS 4-3 5-1 Diagnostic Programs 5-7 A-1 AUI Connector Pin Assignments A-2...
  • Page 10 BOUT Introduction This guide describes how to install the following 3Com EtherLink III Parallel Tasking 10 Mbps EISA bus master network adapters: 3C592-COMBO (10BASE-T, thin coax, and thick coax) adapter 3C592-TPO (10BASE-T) adapter Also included is information about installing network drivers, troubleshooting the adapter, and using the diagnostic tests if an adapter malfunction occurs.
  • Page 11: About This Guide

    BOUT UIDE Conventions The following tables list text and icon conventions that are used throughout this guide. Table 1 Text Conventions Convention Description Text represented as This typeface is used to represent displays that appear on your terminal screen, for example: screen display NetLogin: Text represented as...
  • Page 12: Introduction

    Figure 1-1. The name “3C592 EISA adapter” is used in this guide to refer to both EtherLink III 10 Mbps EISA adapters unless otherwise specified. The bus master drivers supplied with this adapter are compatible with the Fast EtherLink 10/100BASE-T EISA adapter.
  • Page 13: Features

    1: I HAPTER NTRODUCTION RJ-45 connector Figure 1-1 3C592 Adapter Backplates Table 1-1 3C592 EISA Adapter Cable and Connector Specifications Adapter Type 3C592-TPO 3C592-COMBO The 3C592 EISA adapter can only be installed in computers containing EISA expansion slots. Features The 3C592 EISA adapter supports the following features: AutoLink auto installation software, which installs and configures all Novell NetWare DOS ODI client software into your operating system...
  • Page 14: Procedure Overview

    Auto Select Media Type capability, which enables drivers to automatically detect the type of media connector that connects the adapter to the network Network management support through Transcend PC Link SmartAgent software The Desktop Management Interface (DMI), which increases the manageability of PCs by standardizing how information relating to PCs is made available and how it is accessed LED notification of link integrity and polarity reversal The procedures described in this guide are shown in...
  • Page 15: Installing The Eisa Adapter

    NSTALLING THE DAPTER This chapter describes how to install the 3C592 EISA adapter in your computer. An overview of these procedures is shown in Figure 2-1. Inspect the adapter. Install the boot PROM. (optional) Insert the adapter. Connect to the network. Go to Chapter 3, “Configuring the Adapter.”...
  • Page 16: Inspecting The Adapter

    1 Open the shipping container and carefully remove its contents. The package should contain the following items: 3Com EtherLink III Parallel Tasking EISA bus master adapter EtherLink III Parallel Tasking EISA Bus Master Network Adapters User Guide...
  • Page 17: Pci And Eisa Bus Slots In An Eisa Computer

    3 Select an appropriate expansion slot and remove its expansion cover plate. 4 Insert the adapter in the EISA slot and secure the screw. If you have a computer with slots other than EISA slots, be sure to insert the 3C592 EISA adapter only in an EISA slot. Figure 2-2 compares the size of the slots in an EISA computer that has PCI slots.
  • Page 18: Confirming Adapter Installation

    A list of devices appears, arranged by type. 5 Click the Network Adapters tab. The name of the installed 3Com adapter appears, as shown below: 3Com EtherLink III Bus-Master EISA Ethernet Adapter This confirms the adapter’s installation. 6 Double-click the adapter’s name to display a description of the adapter and its current status.
  • Page 19: Connecting To The Network

    Connecting to the Network You must connect the adapter to the network before installing the drivers. This section describes how to connect different types of network cables to the 3C592 EISA adapters. Table 2-1 lists the types of network cable connectors that are found on 3C592 EISA adapters.
  • Page 20: Connecting To Twisted-pair Cable

    2: I EISA A HAPTER NSTALLING THE 2 Align the T connector’s slots with the pegs on the BNC connector. 3 Push the T connector in and twist it clockwise until it stops. The next step is to load the drivers, as explained in Chapter 3. Connecting to Twisted-pair Cable The 3C592-COMBO and 3C592-TPO adapters are both equipped with an on-board transceiver for connection to...
  • Page 21: Slide Latch

    Connecting to the Network The next step is to load the drivers, as explained in Chapter 3. If you are running Windows 95, you can confirm the network connection by double-clicking the Network Neighborhood icon. The presence of the Entire Network icon in the display box confirms the network connection.
  • Page 22: Auto Select Media Type

    2: I EISA A HAPTER NSTALLING THE DAPTER Auto Select Media Type The Auto Select Media Type function is implemented by all drivers contained on the 3C59X EtherDisk diskette supplied with the 3C592 EISA adapter. This includes NetWare ODI drivers and NDIS 2.01 drivers.
  • Page 23: Configuring The Adapter

    ONFIGURING THE DAPTER This chapter explains how to configure the 3C592 EISA adapter using the EISA configuration diskette that came with your computer and the EtherDisk diskette supplied with the adapter. The configuration process is shown in Figure 3-1. Configure the adapter using the EISA configuration utility.
  • Page 24: Etherdisk Diskette

    3: C HAPTER ONFIGURING THE EtherDisk Diskette The EtherDisk diskette supplied with the 3C592 EISA adapter contains the following: An adapter configuration file (!TCM5920.CGF) used by the EISA configuration utility on the EISA diskette The Configuration and Diagnostic Program for running diagnostics on the adapter and changing the Media Type, Network Driver Optimization, or Full Duplex settings (if desired) after initial configuration...
  • Page 25: Using Windows 95

    EISA configuration utility program by following these steps: 1 Turn on the computer. The computer displays a message notifying you that a new hardware device (the 3Com EtherLink III EISA adapter) has been detected. The message asks you to run the system (EISA) configuration utility.
  • Page 26: Software Option Settings

    3: C HAPTER ONFIGURING THE Software Option Settings The EISA configuration program automatically configures the following parameters on your EISA adapter: Slot Number/Port Address Interrupt Request Level Boot PROM Enable/Disable If you need to change the factory-set Media Type, Network Driver Optimization, or Full Duplex options, use the EtherDisk diskette Configuration and Diagnostic Program.
  • Page 27: Media Type

    Media Type A variety of media types are available, depending upon the adapter as indicated in Table 3-1. For information about the Auto Select setting, refer to the section “Auto Select Media Type” in Chapter 2. Network Driver Optimization This option specifies whether to optimize the network driver for a normal environment, minimize CPU utilization, or maximize network performance environment.
  • Page 28: Changing The Settings

    3: C HAPTER ONFIGURING THE Changing the Settings To change the software option settings, follow these steps: 1 Make sure the 3C592 EISA adapter has been properly installed in your computer. CAUTION: If this computer is an operating server, notify all users of the server to save their work and log out from the network before you begin.
  • Page 29: Auto Installation Screen

    EtherDisk-3C59X Fast EtherLink/EtherLink III Bus Master Adapter Family v.X.X ESC=Cancel 3Com's auto installation software (AutoLink) automatically configures your adapter and workstation for use as a NetWare client. To use AutoLink: * Have only one 3Com Bus Master adapter installed * Use NetWare v2.X, v3.1X, or v4.X as your network operating system * Have DOS on the client being installed AutoLink edits your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files and saves the old...
  • Page 30 3: C HAPTER ONFIGURING THE 9 If you have multiple adapters installed, as shown in Figure 3-4, use the arrow keys to select the desired adapter and press [Enter]. 10 If you have a single adapter installed, the Configure Adapter option appears already highlighted on the Install pull-down menu.
  • Page 31: Multiple Adapter Option Configuration

    Configuration and Diagnostic Program Quit Install Test View Select Select Adapter Installed Adapters 3Com 3C592-COMBO in Slot 2: Node Address = 0060BC001358 3Com 3C592-TPO in Slot 3: Node Address = 0060BC001368 Select the adapter to be configured and/or tested. (C) Copyright 1995, 3Com Corporation. All Rights Reserved [ENTER]=<Select>...
  • Page 32: Loading Network Drivers

    OADING RIVERS This chapter describes how to load the network drivers required to let the 3C592 EISA adapter operate with your network operating system. Figure 4-1 shows an overview of these procedures. Locate network drivers. Access DOS. Load the drivers. NetWare (Client/server) Figure 4-1 Overview of Loading Network Drivers...
  • Page 33: Locating The Network Drivers

    Fast EtherLink EISA 10/100BASE-T (3C597) adapters, Fast EtherLink PCI 10/100BASE-T (3C595) adapters, EtherLink III EISA 10 Mbps (3C592) adapters, and EtherLink III PCI 10 Mbps (3C590) adapters. The 3C59X drivers are not backward-compatible with the 3C5X9 family of EtherLink III adapters (ISA, EISA, or MCA).
  • Page 34: Loading Netware Odi Drivers

    Table 4-1 Accessing DOS Operating System Procedure OS/2 1 Boot your computer from a plain DOS diskette. 2 Type install at the DOS command prompt to Windows 3.x 1 Exit Windows completely (select File, Exit 2 Type install at the DOS command prompt to Windows 95 1 Turn on your computer.
  • Page 35: Autolink Requirements

    4: L HAPTER OADING ETWORK contained in the README.TXT file located in the \QINSTALL\SERVER directory on the 3C59X EtherDisk diskette. If no 3Install account exists, the drivers will be loaded from the diskette (rather than from the server). In this case, they may not be the most current versions.
  • Page 36 Loading NetWare ODI Drivers 2 Insert the 3C59X EtherDisk diskette in a floppy drive on your computer and make that drive the active drive. For example, if the diskette drive is A, type the following command: A: [Enter] 3 At the prompt, type: INSTALL [Enter] Alternatively, at the prompt, type: AUTOLINK [Enter]...
  • Page 37: Main Menu

    4: L HAPTER OADING ETWORK EtherDisk-3C59X Fast EtherLink/EtherLink III Bus Master Adapter Family v.X.X ESC=Cancel 3Com's auto installation software (AutoLink) automatically configures your adapter and workstation for use as a NetWare client. To use AutoLink: * Have only one 3Com Bus Master adapter installed * Use NetWare v2.X, v3.1X, or v4.X as your network operating system...
  • Page 38: Multiple Adapters In A Client

    Loading NetWare ODI Drivers If you experience problems that occur only when using the AutoLink program, display or print the AUTOLINK.LOG file. The AUTOLINK.LOG file contains a log of all the events that occurred during the AutoLink installation and configuration process.
  • Page 39 4: L HAPTER OADING ETWORK If you are running NetWare and you have installed multiple 3C592 EtherLink EISA adapters in an EISA-compliant computer, follow these steps to install the NetWare ODI client driver: 1 Make sure your computer is turned off. Install the first adapter.
  • Page 40: Finding The Adapter's Slot Number

    Loading NetWare ODI Drivers b Remove the EISA configuration diskette and exit the program. c Restart the computer. 12 Access the C:\NWCLIENT subdirectory. 13 Edit the NET.CFG file, which is in the NWCLIENT subdirectory, as follows: a In the LINK DRIVER 3C59X section of the NET.CFG file, add the following: Slot 3 FRAME ETHERNET_802.2...
  • Page 41: One Adapter In A Server

    4-10 4: L HAPTER OADING ETWORK 2 Select Configuration/Diagnostic/Troubleshooting, and press [Enter]. 3 Select Configuration and Diagnostic Program and press [Enter]. 4 The next screen lists the installed adapters. Write down their slot numbers. 5 Exit the program. If you are using an ODI driver with multiple adapters already installed and you have not updated the NET.CFG file, specify which adapter you want the driver to recognize by adding the slot number to the NET.CFG file using the SLOT XXXX...
  • Page 42: Multiple Adapters In A Server

    Loading NetWare ODI Drivers 4-11 For complete details on loading the NetWare 4.x server driver for your NetWare version, refer to the README files, which are in the \NETWARE\SERVER subdirectory on the EtherDisk diskette. The readme files are named as shown below: README.40X README.41 README.311...
  • Page 43: Finding The Adapter's Port Address For Multiple Adapters

    4-12 4: L HAPTER OADING ETWORK Finding the Adapter’s Port Address for Multiple Adapters To find the appropriate adapter’s port address when installing more than one adapter in a NetWare server, follow these steps. You must use the adapter’s port address when installing one or more adapters in a server.
  • Page 44: Driver Installation With Netware

    Loading NetWare ODI Drivers Driver Installation with NetWare To load the 4.x server driver, follow these steps: 1 Copy the contents of the appropriate \NETWARE subdirectory to the boot partition of the server’s hard disk. 2 When you start the server, enter the following commands: For NetWare 3.11: LOAD C:LSLENH.NLM [Enter] LOAD C:3C59X.LAN PORT=XXXX NAME=X [Enter]...
  • Page 45: Loading Windows 95 Drivers

    4-14 4: L HAPTER OADING ETWORK Loading Windows 95 Drivers If you have Windows 95 running on your computer, you must load the driver from the EtherDisk diskette. Follow these steps: 1 After inserting the 3C592 EISA adapter, connecting it to the network, and running the configuration utility program, reboot your computer.
  • Page 46: Loading Drivers In Non-netware Environments

    Loading Drivers in Non-NetWare Environments Loading Drivers in Non-NetWare Environments To load drivers in a non-NetWare environment, follow these steps: 1 Access the main menu as described in the section “AutoLink Installation” earlier in this chapter. 2 Select Network Drivers in the main menu. 3 Select the appropriate driver for your network operating system from the menu choices.
  • Page 47: Additional Drivers

    4-16 4: L HAPTER OADING ETWORK The NDIS drivers are as follows: NDIS 2.0x NDIS 3.0x Windows for Workgroups Windows NT, version 3.5 Windows 95 Additional Drivers Access 3Com’s Bulletin Board Service as described in Appendix B, “Technical Support,” or contact your 3Com reseller for information on UNIX and other drivers.
  • Page 48: Desktop Management Interface

    Desktop Management Interface 4-17 Desktop Management Interface 3Com’ s support of the Desktop Management Interface (DMI) makes the management of PCs and 3C592 EISA adapters easier. Support of DMI allows any DMI-compatible management application to access 3Com adapter information. 3Com’s SmartAgent driver agents can take full advantage of the Management Information File (MIF) that is included with the DMI software.
  • Page 49: Performing Troubleshooting And Diagnostic Tests

    ERFORMING ROUBLESHOOTING AND IAGNOSTIC This chapter explains how to isolate and solve 3C592 EISA adapter problems. Figure 5-1 illustrates how the procedures in this chapter might be used. Make sure that the adapter is correctly installed. (See Chapter 2 for installation instructions.) Access DOS.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting With The Diagnostic Tests

    5: P HAPTER ERFORMING ROUBLESHOOTING AND IAGNOSTIC ESTS Troubleshooting with the Diagnostic Tests The diagnostic tests on the 3C59X EtherDisk diskette check the adapter’s operation and permit the isolation of faults. You can run the diagnostic tests after installing one or more 3C592 EISA adapters, or when a fault is suspected.
  • Page 51: Starting The Diagnostic Program

    If the adapter passes all tests successfully, hardware failure is ruled out. If a problem still remains, look at cabling, software, and other issues that affect functionality on the network. After running the diagnostic tests, you should reboot your computer to communicate on the network. Starting the Diagnostic Program To use the 3C59X EtherDisk diskette Configuration and Diagnostic Program, follow these steps:...
  • Page 52: Running The Group 1 Tests

    5: P HAPTER ERFORMING ROUBLESHOOTING AND You can also run the tests from the command line. At the system prompt, type: 3C59XCFG RUN Running the Group 1 Tests The Group 1 tests include: Register Access Test EEPROM Test FIFO Loopback Test Ethernet Core Loopback Test Encoder/Decoder Loopback Test Interrupt Test...
  • Page 53: Running The Group 2 Test

    Running the Group 2 Test The Group 2 test is called the Network Loopback Test. It tests the 3C592-COMBO adapter’s ability to transmit and receive data via the internal transceiver. This test requires installation of a loopback plug at the adapter’s BNC transceiver connection. Or, you can run the test on a nonproduction network on which only the computer being tested is operating.
  • Page 54: Running The Group 3 Test

    5: P HAPTER ERFORMING ROUBLESHOOTING AND 3 Select Test Setup from the Test menu. 4 Enable the Group 2 test. Select OK and press [Enter]. 5 Go to the Run Tests dialog box to start the tests. 6 After the test is completed: a Exit the Configuration and Diagnostic Program.
  • Page 55: Starting The Group 3 Test

    EtherLink/MC TP 3C527.EXE EtherLink/MC 32 3C59XCFG.EXE EtherLink III EISA, EtherLink III PCI, Fast EtherLink PCI, and Fast EtherLink EISA The diagnostic programs listed above come on the EtherDisk diskette that accompanied the adapter. 4 Select Echo Server Setup on the main menu.
  • Page 56: Getting Help If A Test Fails

    5: P HAPTER ERFORMING ROUBLESHOOTING AND 4 Enable the Group 3 test by selecting the Enable Group button. 5 Select OK and press [Enter]. 6 Go to the Run Tests dialog box and select Start to start the tests. 7 After the test is completed: a Exit the program on the echo server.
  • Page 57 3 Make sure that you booted your computer under DOS version 3.1 or later, and that no device drivers or memory managers are loaded. 4 If you are running the Group 2 test (only on the 3C592-COMBO adapter), make sure that the loopback plug is securely attached to the adapter’s BNC connector and that the adapter is attached to a properly cabled nonproduction network.
  • Page 58: Changing The Test Setup

    5-10 5: P HAPTER ERFORMING ROUBLESHOOTING AND 10 If you experience problems that occur only when using the AutoLink program, display or print the AUTOLINK.LOG file. The AUTOLINK.LOG file contains a log of all the events that occurred during the AutoLink installation and configuration process.
  • Page 59: Miscellaneous Checks

    5 To run the tests, choose Run Tests from the Test menu and select the Start button. CAUTION: Do not use an active network to run the Group 2 or Group 3 tests. Miscellaneous Checks Check for specific hardware problems, such as broken traces or loose and/or broken solder connections.
  • Page 60: Specifications

    PECIFICATIONS This appendix lists the specifications, connector pin assignments, and cable requirements for the 3C592 EISA adapters. Adapter Specifications Network Interface 3C592-TPO 3C592-COMBO Physical Dimensions Length: Height: Environmental Operating Range Operating temperature: Humidity: Power Requirements Operating voltage: Ethernet IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T industry standard for a 10 Mbps baseband CSMA/CD local area network...
  • Page 61: Rj-45 Connector Pin Assignments

    A: S PPENDIX PECIFICATIONS RJ-45 Connector Pin Assignments Figure A-1 shows the RJ-45 connector pin assignments. R D – ( 6 ) R D + ( 3 ) T D – ( 2 ) T D + ( 1 ) Figure A-1 RJ-45 Connector Pin Assignments AUI Connector Pin Assignments Table A-1 lists the pin assignments for the AUI (attachment...
  • Page 62: Cable Requirements

    Cable Requirements Cable Requirements In order to maintain compliance with the limits of a Class B digital device, 3Com requires that you use quality interface cables when connecting to this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by 3Com could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
  • Page 63: B Technical Support

    ECHNICAL 3Com provides easy access to technical support information through the variety of services described in this appendix. On-line Technical Services 3Com offers worldwide product support seven days a week, 24 hours a day, through the following on-line systems: 3Com Bulletin Board Service (3ComBBS) World Wide Web site ThreeComForum on CompuServe 3ComFacts...
  • Page 64: World Wide Web Site

    B: T PPENDIX ECHNICAL UPPORT World Wide Web Site Access the latest networking information on 3Com’s World Wide Web site by entering our URL into your Internet browser: http://www.3Com.com/ This service features news and information about 3Com products, customer service and support, 3Com’ s latest news releases, selected articles from 3TECH , 3Com’...
  • Page 65: Support From Your Network Supplier

    Local numbers are available within the following countries: Country Fax Number Australia 800 123853 Belgium 0800 71279 Denmark 800 17319 Finland 98 001 4444 France 05 90 81 58 Germany 0130 8180 63 Italy 1678 99085 Support from Your Network Supplier If additional assistance is required, contact your network supplier.
  • Page 66: Returning Products For Repair

    B: T PPENDIX ECHNICAL UPPORT Country Telephone Number Hong Kong (852) 868 9111 Italy (39) (2) 273 02041 Japan (81) (3) 33457251 Returning Products for Repair A product sent directly to 3Com for repair must first be assigned a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number. A product sent to 3Com without an RMA number will be returned to the sender unopened, at the sender’s expense.
  • Page 67: Glossary

    LOSSARY 10BASE2 The IEEE standard for a 10 megabit per second baseband network on thin coaxial cable. 10BASE5 The IEEE standard for a 10 megabit per second baseband network on thick coaxial cable. 10BASE-T The IEEE standard for a 10 megabit per second baseband network on twisted-pair cable.
  • Page 68 LOSSARY Backbone The main transmission medium used to interconnect the workgroup areas of a network. It is usually coaxial or fiber-optic. Backplane A motherboard assembly in a PC with connectors and printed circuit traces into which printer circuit boards are inserted. An electronic pathway along which signals are transmitted from one area of a computer to another.
  • Page 69 EISA Extended Industry Standard Architecture. The EISA 32-bit extended AT personal computer bus architecture is backward-compatible with the 16-bit ISA architecture. EMM386 Expanded Memory Manager. A dual-purpose memory manager that comes with MS-DOS. It provides access to the upper memory area, which enables you to free conventional memory by running device drivers in upper memory.
  • Page 70 LOSSARY NetWare A series of network operating systems and related products made by Novell, Inc. ODI driver Open Data-Link Interface. A MAC-level specification developed by Novell and Apple . Drivers complying with this specification can work with NetWare 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x. Like NDIS, ODI drivers support multiple protocols and adapters, and can be unloaded from memory to conserve conventional DOS RAM space.
  • Page 71 NDEX Symbols !TCM5920.CFG file 3-3 .CFG files 3-3 Numerics 10 Mbps Ethernet network adapter 1-1 10BASE2 coaxial cable 1-1 10BASE5 coaxial cable 1-1 10BASE-T twisted-pair cable 1-1 3C592 EISA 10 Mbps adapters 1-1 3C592-TPO and 3C592-COMBO adapters 1-1, 1-2 backplates 1-2 connectors for 2-5 network interface A-1 3C59X drivers 4-2, 4-10, 4-11...
  • Page 72 EL59X.SYS driver 4-16 Encoder/Decoder Loopback Test 5-4 end-user software license agreement 4-5 EtherDisk diskette 3-2, 4-10, 5-3 EtherLink III Parallel Tasking EISA adapter 1, 1-1 Ethernet Core Loopback Test 5-4 expansion slot 2-3 external transceiver 2-6 Fast EtherLink 10/100 EISA adapter 1-1 fax service.
  • Page 73 NDIS drivers 4-15 NetWare 4.x server drivers 4-10, 4-13 DOS ODI client driver 4-1, 4-3, 4-4 environment 4-3 with multiple adapters 4-10, 4-11 NetWare Loadable Modules (NLMs) 4-10, 4-11 NETWARE\SERVER subdirectory 4-11 network cables, connecting fiber-optic 2-6 thick coaxial 2-5, 2-6, A-3 thin coaxial 2-5, 2-6, A-3 twisted-pair 2-5, 2-6, A-3 Network Driver Optimization option 3-4...
  • Page 74 NDEX Windows 3.X 4-3 Windows 95 1-2, 3-3, 4-1 confirming adapter installation 2-4 driver loading 4-14 running diagnostic tests 5-3 Windows for Workgroups 4-16 Windows NT 4-16 Zoom 5-8...
  • Page 75 LIMITED WARRANTY HARDWARE: 3Com warrants its hardware products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and service, for the following lengths of time from the date of purchase from 3Com or its Authorized Reseller: Internetworking products Network adapters Ethernet stackable hubs and unmanaged Ethernet fixed port repeaters *Power supply and fans in these stackable hubs and unmanaged repeaters...
  • Page 76 3COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER THIS WARRANTY IF ITS TESTING AND EXAMINATION DISCLOSE THAT THE ALLEGED DEFECT IN THE PRODUCT DOES NOT EXIST OR WAS CAUSED BY CUSTOMER'S OR ANY THIRD PERSON'S MISUSE, NEGLECT, IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR TESTING, UNAUTHORIZED ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE BEYOND THE RANGE OF THE INTENDED USE, OR BY ACCIDENT, FIRE, LIGHTNING, OR OTHER HAZARD.
  • Page 77 FCC CLASS B CERTIFICATION STATEMENT 3Com Corporation Model Nos: 3C592-TPO and 3C592-COMBO FCC ID: DF63C592 Made in U.S.A. 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.
  • Page 78 CE NOTICE Marking by the symbol indicates compliance of this equipment to the EMC directive of the European Community. Such marking is indicative that this equipment meets or exceeds the following technical standards: EN 55022—“Limits and Methods of Measurement of Radio Interference Characteristics of Information Technology Equiment.”...

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