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Network & Internet
Communications Guide
Business Desktops
Document Part Number: 312968-003
November 2004
This guide provides definitions and instructions for using network
interface controller (NIC) features that are preinstalled on select
models. It also provides information about Internet Service Providers
and solving Internet access problems.

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  • Page 1 Network & Internet Communications Guide Business Desktops Document Part Number: 312968-003 November 2004 This guide provides definitions and instructions for using network interface controller (NIC) features that are preinstalled on select models. It also provides information about Internet Service Providers and solving Internet access problems.
  • Page 2 Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, and Windows NT are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Solving Internet Access Problems......... 2–4 Network & Internet Communications Guide www.hp.com Contents...
  • Page 4 Contents www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide...
  • Page 5: Network Communications

    The computer is ready to make the network connection. Network & Internet Communications Guide Network Communications Ethernet Network Structure Network Interface Controller (NIC)-Based Alerts Wake-On-Lan (WOL) Support Interpreting the Network Status Lights Disabling the Autosensing Capabilities Installing Network Drivers Wireless Networks www.hp.com 1–1...
  • Page 6: Ethernet Network Structure

    All Ethernet networks include some combination of the following elements: 1 Ethernet cable 2 Information packets Ethernet Network Structure Refer to the Hardware Reference Guide on the Documentation CD for network connector identification. 1–2 3 Drop cables 4 Workstations www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide...
  • Page 7: Nic-Based Alerts

    RMCP due to lack of security in the ASF 1.0 specification. NIC-Based Alerts are enabled and configured by installing the ASF 2.0 agents for the NIC you are using. These are available at www.hp.com the Common Information Model (CIM). Network & Internet Communications Guide System BIOS hang—On action Operating system hang—On action...
  • Page 8: Wake-On-Lan Support (Wol)

    Management Administrators Guide. The Remote Management Administrators Guide is included with the Remote Management Setup Utilities and is available on the Support Software CD or at www.hp.com. 1–4 box to Allow this device to bring the computer out of standby.
  • Page 9: Interpreting The Network Status Lights

    Link/Activity light—Illuminates green when physically linked to the network and blinks on and off to indicate network activity. Operating Speed light—Illuminates green when operating at 1000 Mbps, yellow when operating at 100 Mbps, and is not illuminated when operating at 10 Mbps. www.hp.com Network Communications 1–5...
  • Page 10: Disabling 802.3U Auto-Negotiation Capabilities

    1. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel. 2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections. 3. Right-click Local Area Connection. 4. Click Properties. 5. Click Configure. 1–6 depending on the capabilities of the network. changes to take effect. www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide...
  • Page 11 Refer to the documentation provided with the network controller for additional information. ✎ 100Base-TX and 1000Base-TX operation requires the use of CAT5 UTP with RJ-45 connectors. Network & Internet Communications Guide depending on the capabilities of the network. changes to take effect. www.hp.com Network Communications 1–7...
  • Page 12: Installing Network Drivers

    If you are using another operating system, device drivers may be installed from media included with the network operating system or are available from HP. If it ever becomes necessary to reinstall the operating system, use the Restore Plus! CD.
  • Page 13: Wireless Networks

    The Access Point extends the range of the wireless LAN. Each wireless client computer can communicate with other computers equipped with wireless devices that are within the range of the Access Point. Network & Internet Communications Guide Ad-hoc Network Access Point (Infrastructure) Network www.hp.com Network Communications 1–9...
  • Page 14: Advantages Of Wireless Networking

    LAN to access the other wired LAN’s resources and tools, including Internet access, email delivery, file transfer, and printer sharing. HP can provide all of the installation services you need to extend your wired LAN with a wireless LAN.
  • Page 15 ■ ■ ■ For more information on wireless networks, go to contact your HP representative. Network & Internet Communications Guide A WLAN can often be installed faster and more cost-effectively than a wired network. Additional computers can be added to a WLAN quickly and with minimal cost.
  • Page 16 Network Communications 1–12 www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide...
  • Page 17: Internet Communications

    Look in the Yellow Pages Ask a friend or colleague for recommendations If you have access to the Internet already, you can use a search engine, such as Google, to help you locate an ISP or online service provider. www.hp.com 2–1...
  • Page 18: Content Advisor

    Internet settings, you will be prompted for your password now. you want to use. Repeat this process for each category you want to limit. dialog box will inform you that Content Advisor has been turned on. Click OK. www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide...
  • Page 19: Windows 2000

    5. To disable Content Advisor: Windows 2000 If you have not previously enabled Content Advisor: 1. On the Windows desktop, select Start > Settings >Control 2. Double-click Internet Options. 3. Click the Content tab. 4. In the Content Advisor area, click the Enable button.
  • Page 20: Solving Internet Access Problems

    Cable/DSL modem is not plugged in. Cable/DSL service is not available or has been interrupted due to bad weather. www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide Solution Verify Internet settings or contact the ISP for assistance. Reconnect the modem. Verify the connections are correct using the quick setup documentation.
  • Page 21 3. On the General tab, click the You must log on to your Log on to the ISP and launch the ISP before some desired program. programs will start. www.hp.com Internet Communications Panel. Options. Delete Cookies button. Control Panel. Options.
  • Page 22 5. Double-click Ports (COM & 6. Right-click the COM port the 7. Under Device status, verify 8. Under Device usage, verify 9. If there are further problems, www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide Panel. click the Device Manager button. LPT).
  • Page 23 4. In the Device Manager area, 5. Double-click Ports (COM & 6. Right-click the COM port the 7. Under Device status, verify 8. Under Device usage, verify 9. If there are further problems, www.hp.com Internet Communications Control Panel. click the Device Manager button. LPT).
  • Page 24 Internet Communications 2–8 www.hp.com Network & Internet Communications Guide...