Introduction - D-Link DFE-690TXD User Manual

32-bit fast ethernet cardbus notebook adapter
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Section 1 - Product Overview


Thank you for choosing the D-Link DFE-690TXD, the value leader among Ethernet/Fast Ethernet adapters for notebook
PCs. The D-Link DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card for notebook PCs is a credit-card sized Ethernet / Fast-Ethernet
adapter for connecting a notebook PC to an Ethernet network. The notebook PC must be equipped with a Type II
Cardbus compliant slot.
Note: The term "PC Card" is used throughout this manual to refer to those objects as defined in the PCMCIA / PC
Card standards published by Personal Computer Memory Card Industry Association (PCMCIA). The term "slot," as
used in this manual, is synonymous with "socket" where the standards use the latter term in reference to the physical
receptacles of a host notebook computer, for insertion/connection of PC Cards. More information on the standards is
available from PCMCIA's www server at
The D-Link DFE-690TXD automatically detects the parameters of its Ethernet environment, and automatically negotiates
and determines its own speed and duplex settings as required for maximum performance within the environment. The
auto-negotiation function is effective only when the DFE-690TXD is connected to the network by a device (switch or
hub) which also has auto-negotiation functionality.
Inside its compact case, the D-Link DFE-690TXD holds an Ethernet controller, network processing interface, a 68-pin
PC Card Standard front-end plug, which connects to the notebook PC, and a direct port for connecting RJ-45. The
DFE-690TXD requires no pre-installation setup -- simply insert its front end into the notebook PC's PC-Card slot.
The DFE-690TXD is supplied with an RJ-45 receptacle, which receives the network cable. The direct port features full
LED display for linkage and activity states, speed and duplex, transmitting and receiving data, and carrier detection.
D-Link DFE-690TXD User Manual


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