D-Link DCM-201 User Manual
D-Link DCM-201 User Manual

D-Link DCM-201 User Manual

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  • Page 1 D-Link DCM-201 USB/Ethernet Broadband Cable Modem Manual Building Networks for People...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Package Contents ...3 System Requirements for Configuration...4 Local Cable Network Service ...5 Prepare Your Workspace for the Installation ...5 Introduction ...7 Which Installation to Use? ...8 Ethernet Installation ...9 Troubleshooting the Ethernet Installation ... 12 USB Installation... 15 Troubleshooting the USB Installation ... 27 Front and Rear Panels...30 LEDs ...
  • Page 3: Package Contents

    Printed Quick Installation Guide One 12VDC/1.25A Power adapter CAUTION! You must use the 12VDC/1.25A power adapter that comes with the D-Link DCM-201 cable modem. Using the wrong power adapter can damage the cable modem. 1 CAT 5 UTP Ethernet cable...
  • Page 4: System Requirements For Configuration

    System Requirements for Configuration: Verify that you have these items before beginning the installation: A cable-line splitter (not included), if you plan to have the cable modem and a television connected to the same wall cable outlet. An active two-way cable line. To install the cable modem using the Ethernet port: Any PC running Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows NT...
  • Page 5: Local Cable Network Service

    Local Cable Network Service Before installing the modem: 1 Read this entire User’s Manual from front to back in sequence. 2 Find the Serial Number, RF and Ethernet address located on a sticker on the cable modem and write them here: Serial Number S/N: ____________________ RF and ETH MAC: ____________________...
  • Page 6 Prepare Your Workspace for the Cable Modem Installation (continued) 3 Do not restrict the airflow around the cable modem. 4 To enhance the best performance and proper function of the cable modem, place it on a horizontal surface or workplace and make sure that the cable modem does not move when it is operating.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the D-Link “Broadband Cable Modem with USB & Ethernet” DCM-201, which is an MCNS DOCSIS™ 1.1 cable modem featuring the latest DOCSIS technology. The cable modem enables your network cable operator to provide you with broadband applications such as telecommunications, IP dedication for your small office/home office (SOHO), or high-speed residential Internet access.
  • Page 8 Features Full-featured compact, economical cable modem with Ethernet and USB ports DOCSIS 1.1-compliant Capable of handling downstream data transmission speeds up to 38Mbps; upstream to 10Mbps RJ-45 10/100BaseT Ethernet port provides traditional industry- standard connection USB port allows easy plug-and-play attachment to PCs with the latest Microsoft Windows operating system.
  • Page 9 Installing the Cable Modem Using the Ethernet Port DCM-201...
  • Page 10 Installing the Cable Modem Using the Ethernet Port CAUTION! Be sure to read this entire User’s Manual from front to back in sequence before installing the D-Link DCM-201 USB/Ethernet Broadband Cable Modem. This chapter describes how to install the cable modem using the Ethernet port.
  • Page 11 Configuring TCP/IP on Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Me continued 2 Look for an entry named TCP/IP. If you see TCP/IP listed next to your Ethernet hardware device, you can now go to the section “Connecting the Cable Modem”. However, if TCP/IP is not listed, you must complete the following steps.
  • Page 12 Configuring TCP/IP on the Windows NT 4.0 Operating Systems To configure TCP/IP on your Windows NT 4.0 PC: 1 Right-click the Network Neighborhood icon and click Properties. 2 Click the Bindings tab 3 Select All Protocols from the Show bindings drop-down list. 4 Look for an entry named TCP/IP.
  • Page 13: Ethernet Installation

    To configure TCP/IP on a Macintosh (continued): 10 Click OK. If you have made any changes, you are prompted to save the settings. 11 Click OK to save the settings and exit 12 Click OK and close the TCP/IP Control Panel (click File and scroll down to click Close).
  • Page 14 3 In the Ethernet Adapter Information group area, click the drop down arrow and select the D-Link USB/Ethernet Broadband Cable Modem. 4 Click Release. The IP address changes to 0.0.0.0. 5 Click Renew to refresh the IP address. The refreshed address may or may...
  • Page 15 You may be using the wrong power adapter. Check that the power adapter you are using is the one that came with the cable modem. CAUTION! You must use the 12VDC/1.25A power adapter that comes with the D-Link DCM-201 cable modem. Using the wrong power adapter can damage the cable modem.
  • Page 16 Installing the Cable Modem Using the USB Port DCM-201...
  • Page 17: Installing The Cable Modem Using The Usb Port

    USB port on the computer. CAUTION! You must use the 12VDC/1.25A power adapter that comes with the D-Link DCM-201 cable modem. Using the wrong power adapter can damage the cable modem.
  • Page 18: Installing The Software Drivers

    Installing the Hardware (Cable Modem and Power Adapter) continued 6 Plug the cable modem’s power adapter into the cable modem’s power jack and into a grounded electrical outlet or surge protector that is plugged into a grounded electrical outlet. 7 You must now install the software drivers provided on the Installation CD. Be sure to follow the instructions (below) for your specific operating system.
  • Page 19 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows XP OS) continued... 3 When the Found New Hardware Wizard completes the installation, click Finish...
  • Page 20 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows 2000 OS) This section explains how to install the cable modem using the USB Connections with the Windows 2000 operating system (OS). 1 Insert the D-Link Installation and Documentation CD into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Shut down the computer.
  • Page 21 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows 2000 OS) (continued) 4 Check the CD-ROM Drives check box and click Next to search for the necessary driver files. 5 When the correct location of the driver file appears, click OK. 6 The Found New Hardware Wizard displays the search results. 7 Click Next to install the driver files for the cable modem.
  • Page 22 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows 2000 OS) (continued) 8 Click Finish to continue. 9 The Found New Hardware Wizard screen appears 10 Select Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommended) and click Next.
  • Page 23 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows 2000 OS) (continued) 11 Check the CD-ROM Drives check box and click Next to search for the necessary driver files. 12 When the correct location of the driver file appears, click OK. 13 The Found New Hardware Wizard displays the search results. 14 Click Next to install the driver files for the cable modem.
  • Page 24 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows Me OS) This section explains how to install the cable modem using the USB port with the Windows Me operating system (OS): 1 Insert the D-Link Installation and Documentation CD into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. Shut down the computer.
  • Page 25 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows Me OS) (continued) c The Add New Hardware Wizard screen appears. Click Finish. 3 Select Specify the location of the driver (Advanced) and click Next.
  • Page 26 Installing the Software Drivers (Windows Me OS) (continued) 6 Click Finish after the computer has copied the necessary files. The System Settings Change dialog box appears. 7 Click Yes to restart the computer. 8 Verify that the Power, Cable, Status, and USB LEDs are solid green and not blinking.
  • Page 27: Usb Installation

    Troubleshooting the USB Installation The following troubleshooting procedures apply to the USB installation. Problem: “I cannot access my e-mail or Internet service.” 1 Verify that the Power, Cable, and Status, and USB LEDs are lit and not blinking. 2 Verify that the USB LED is green or blinking green. 3 Check all connections: a Make sure the coaxial cable is securely connected to the cable jack on the back of the cable modem.
  • Page 28 Configuration screen appears. 3 In the Ethernet Adapter Information group area, click the drop down arrow and select the D-Link cable modem. 4 Click Release. The IP address changes to 0.0.0.0. 5 Click Renew. Windows refreshes the IP address. The refreshed address may or may not be the same as the original IP address.
  • Page 29 You might be using the wrong power adapter. Check that the power adapter you are using is the one that came with the cable modem. CAUTION! You must use the 12VDC/1.25A power adapter that comes with the DCM-201 cable modem. Using the wrong power adapter can damage the cable modem.
  • Page 30: Front And Rear Panels

    Cable Modem Front and Rear Panels CAUTION! Be sure to read this entire User’s Manual from front to back in sequence before installing the D-Link DCM-201cable modem. This chapter describes the light emitting diodes (LEDs) on the front panel and the connectors on the rear panel of the cable modem.
  • Page 31: Leds

    What the LED Activity Means LED LABEL COLOR DESCRIPTION LED Label Color Power Green Cable Orange-Blinking Orange Green Status Green-Blinking Green Green Green-Blinking Green Green-Blinking Description Cable modem is plugged in to an electrical outlet and is and receiving power The modem is searching for the DOWNSTREAM frequency Downstream frequency is locked.
  • Page 32: Back Panel Connectors

    Jack to connect the power adapter included in the product package Caution! You must use the 12VDC/1.25A power adapter that comes with the DCM-201 cable modem. Using the wrong power adapter can damage the cable modem. RESET Restores factory default settings Reset Button Receptor for Power Adapter.
  • Page 33: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Dimensions Power Supply Power Consumption Operating Temperature Operating Humidity Cable Interface CPE Interface Downstream transmission speed (MAX) Upstream transmission speed (MAX) 120mm (L) x 142mm (W) x 30mm (H) 4.7in x 5.6in x 1.2in 12V/1.25A 8 Watts 0°C ~ 40°C (32°F ~ 104°F) 10%~90% Non-Condensing Female “F”...
  • Page 34: Technical Support

    Contacting Technical Support You can find the most recent software and user documentation on the D-Link website. D-Link provides free technical support for customers within the United States for the duration of the warranty period on this product. U.S. customers can contact D-Link technical support through our web site, or by phone.
  • Page 35: Warranty And Registration

    D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware during the Warranty Period at no charge to the original owner or to refund at D-Link’s sole discretion. Such repair or replacement will be rendered by D-Link at an Authorized D-Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or have an identical make, model or part.
  • Page 36 D-Link may reject or return any product that is not packaged and shipped in strict compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for which an RMA number is not visible from the outside of the package. The product owner agrees to pay D-Link’s reasonable handling and return shipping charges for any product...
  • Page 37 Trademarks: D-Link is a registered trademark of D-Link Systems, Inc. Other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective manufacturers or owners.

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