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D-Link DFE-680TXD User Manual

D-Link DFE-680TXD User Manual

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User's Guide
Rev. 01 (March, 2001)
Printed in Taiwan


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  • Page 1 DFE-680TXD Fast Ethernet PC card for CardBus User’s Guide Rev. 01 (March, 2001) RECYCLABLE Printed in Taiwan...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Troubleshooting the Hardware Installation... 31 Verify Each Computers Identification... 31 Verify Network Adapter Installation... 31 Verify Cable Connections ... 32 Understanding Indicators ... 33 Diagnostics and Checking Communications ... 33 Pinging your DFE-680TXD Card ... 34 Specifications ... 35 CONTENTS...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    (The autonegotiation function is effective only when the DFE-680TXD is connected to the network by a device (switch or hub) which also has autonegotiation functionality.)
  • Page 4: About Fast Ethernet

    Category 5 twisted-pair cable environments). It does not provide 100Base-T4 or 100Base-FX operation. To provide for traditional 10Mbps Ethernet operation in twisted- pair cable environments, the DFE-680TXD also offers 10Mbps Ethernet operation, in full-duplex and half-duplex modes. The DFE-680TXD's autonegotiation capability provides for automatic selection of the best operation mode.
  • Page 5 If the supporting device does not have autonegotiation functionality, then its monotone (single capability) message will be recognized by the DFE-680TXD’s autonegotiation facility, and the DFE-680TXD will simply switch to the one of its own capabilities which matches that of the supporting device.
  • Page 6: Led Indicators

    Ln/Act Indicator: Steady green indicates that there is good linkage to the network ("Linkage" state, quiescent). Flashing green indicates that the DFE-680TXD is transmitting or receiving ("Activity" state). In 10Mbps mode, flashing will be regular and periodic. In 100 Mbps mode, flashing may be irregular, with longer dark periods during heavy traffic activity.
  • Page 7 Autonegotiation per IEEE 802.3u specification No manual setup switches –– fully automatic configuration Power consumption 2 watts (max.) Laser-welded stainless steel case Software support: Diagnostic Program NetWare DOS ODI NetWare Lite Personal NetWare Windows 95 OSR2 Windows NT 3.51 Windows NT 4.0 Packet Driver for NCSA Packet Driver for FTP PC/TCP Packet Driver for IPX...
  • Page 8: Hardware Installation

    In special circum-stances where yo u may carry an extraordinarily high static charge, it is good practice to reduce the charge by touching a ground before handling the DFE-680TXD. Open the shipping carton and carefully remove all items. You have:...
  • Page 9: Step 1: Insert The Dfe-680Txd

    In the subsequent procedure for DFE-680TXD software installation, it might be useful for you to know whether your DFE-680TXD is installed in Slot 1 or Slot 2. Under Windows 95, you can check by opening the Control Panel / PC Card display.
  • Page 10: Step 2: Connect To The Network Medium

    DFE-680TXD," then remove the DFE -680TXD from its slot. Repeat the procedures of the above Step 1, "Insert the DFE-680TXD," taking care to ensure that the DFE- 680TXD is right side up and front-end first, and that it seats firmly in a suitable PC Card slot of your notebook.
  • Page 11: Connect The Network Cable

    Category 5 UTP cable is required for Fast Ethernet operation. The maximum length of cable between the DFE-680TXD and the supporting hub is 300 ft. The cable must be “ straight” (not a“crossover” cable), with an RJ-45 plug at each end. Make the network connection by plugging one end of the cable into the RJ-45 receptacle of the direct port, and the other end into a port of the supporting hub.
  • Page 12: Software Installation

    Software Installation Windows2000 driver install Figure1- Insert DFE-680TXD into notebook, new hardware device should prompt. Select Next.
  • Page 13 Figure2- Select Next to continue installation.
  • Page 14 Figure3- Ensure that the Specify location box is checked and click Next...
  • Page 15 Figure4- Click Next to continue...
  • Page 16 Figure5- The Digital Signature Not Found window appears. Click Yes to continue.
  • Page 17 Figure6- Click Finish to complete the DFE-680TXD Ethernet Card installation.
  • Page 18: Device Manager For Proper Installation For Win2000

    Device Manager for proper installation for Win2000 Figure7- Click the Start button > Settings > Control Panel >Then Double Click the System icon and the Systems Properties should appear.
  • Page 19 Figure8- Select Hardware and then click the Device Manager button Figure9- The Device Manager menu. Double click on the Network Adapters and the...
  • Page 20 D-Link DFE-680TXD CardBus should appear showing proper installation.
  • Page 21: Windows Me Driver Installation

    Windows ME driver installation Figure1- Insert the DFE-680TXD into available PCMCIA slot. Windows should detect Card. The Add New Hardware windows appears, select Next...
  • Page 22 Figure2- Enter CD-ROM drive letter or click on the Browse button and highlight the CD-ROM drive under Drivers. Then Click Next to continue the installation.
  • Page 23 Figure3- A screen appears telling you that is has located the DFE-680TXD driver in the CD-ROM drive. Then click Next, Windows will copy files to the hard drive.
  • Page 24 Figure4- Click Finish to complete driver installation.
  • Page 25 Figure5- Click the start button > Settings > Control Panel > Click the System button > Device Manager > Network Adapters. And D-Link DFE-680TXD CardBus should appear showing proper installation.
  • Page 26 Windows 98 Driver install Figure1- Select Next.
  • Page 27 Figure2- Select Next...
  • Page 28 Figure3- Enter CD-ROM drive, or click on the Browse button and select CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 29 Figure4- Driver file name, select Next. Figure5- Insert 98 CD-ROM then click on OK button.
  • Page 30 Figure6- Enter CD-ROM drive, then type D:\ Win98 in the box. (Some computers will have the Windows 98 files available in the C:\ Windows\ options\ cabs directory. )After typing in the location. Click OK.
  • Page 31 Figure7- Finish...
  • Page 32 Figure8- Click the Start button > Setting > Control Panel > Click the System button > Device Manager > Network Adapters . Device Manager will display of proper installation of adapter.
  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    If you see symbols such as yellow exclamation point or red “X” over the icon adjacent to “D-Link DFE-680TX/TXD CardBus PC Card,” your card is not installed properly or may have a problem. Double-click the “ D-Link DFE-680TX/TXD CardBus PC Card...
  • Page 34: Verify Cable Connections

    Adapter” read the explanation of the problem. This information will be helpful if you require technical support from D-Link. Verify Cable Connections Check to see that the computer(s) you are troubleshooting are properly connected. Each computer must be connected from its DFE -680TXD with a Category 5 cables. Examine the network cables and ensure that they have not been damaged by walking-on, rolling over chairs, or closed in doors.
  • Page 35: Understanding Indicators

    Your DFE-680TXD has indicators or lights that can give you information about your network traffic and help you determine problems when troubleshooting. Your DFE-680TXD has two indicators label “ACT” and “LINK” on their back panels. A steady green “LINK” light indicates a good connection with the hub. A flashing green “ACT”...
  • Page 36: Pinging Your Dfe-680Txd Card

    Pinging your DFE-680TXD Card Follow these steps to Ping a device: Ping is the acronym for Packet Internet Groper (PING), a utility to determine if a specific IP address is accessible. It works by sending a packet to the specified address and waiting for a reply.
  • Page 37: Specifications

    Network Type: Ethernet 100Base-TX Ethernet IEEE 802.3u standard for 100Mbps baseband CSMA/CD local area network Ethernet 10BASE-T Ethernet IEEE 802.3 standard for 10Mbps baseband CSMA/CD local area network Jumperless Hardware Autonegotiation functionality Media interface: RJ-45 LAN Chip Set: ADMTEK AN985L EMI Certifications: FCC Class B VCCI Class B...
  • Page 38 *Check for newest releases of drivers. D-Link provides free technical support. North American customers can contact D -Link technical support through our web site, e-mail, or by phone. North American technical support is available Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST).
  • Page 39 FCC Certifications This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 40: Limited Warranty

    D -Link at an Authorized D -Link Service Office. The replacement Hardware need not be new or of an identical make, model or part; D-Link may in its discretion may replace the defective Hardware (or any part thereof) with any reconditioned product that D -Link reas onably determines is substantially equivalent (or superior) in all material respects to the defective Hardware.
  • Page 41 D-Link further warrants that, during the Warranty Period, the magnetic media on which D-Link delivers the Softw are will be free of physical defects. D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to replace the non-conforming Software (or defective media) with software that substantially conforms to D-Link’s functional specifications for the Software.
  • Page 43 Some states do not allow exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the foregoing limitations and exclusions may not apply. This limited warranty p rovides specific legal rights and the product owner may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
  • Page 44 TEL: 39-02-2900-0676 FAX: 39-02-2900-1723 E-MAIL: JAPAN D-LINK JAPAN 10F, 8-8-15 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141 Japan TEL: 81-3-5434-9678 FAX: 81-3-5434 -9868 URL: RUSSIA D-LINK RUSSIA Michurinski Prospekt 49, 117607 Moscow, Russia TEL: 7-095-737-3389, 7-095-737-3492 FAX: 7-095-737-3390 SINGAPORE D-LINK INTERNATIONAL...

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