D-Link DFE-690TXD User Manual

D-Link DFE-690TXD User Manual

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User' s Manual
Rev. 01 (July, 2001)


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  • Page 1 DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC card User’ s Manual Rev. 01 (July, 2001)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Verify Each Computers Identification......... 12 Verify Network Adapter Installation..........12 Verify Cable Connections ............13 Diagnostics and Checking Communications ......14 Pinging your DFE-690TXD Card ..........15 Networking Basics ............ 17 Computer Identification .............. 18 Sharing Files ................20 Sharing Printers ................. 25 How to Install TCP/IP..............
  • Page 3 Checking the TCP/IP Address ........... 37 Checking the Connection by Pinging......... 39 D-Link Offices Worldwide ......... 41 Specifications ............43 Contacting Technical Support........46 FCC Statement............47 Limited Warranty ............49 Registration..............53...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Installation instructions are given in Chapters 2 and 3. General Description 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 either a PCMCIA (16 bit) extension bus or it must be Type II Cardbus slot(s) compliant.
  • Page 5 (The autonegotiation function is effective only when the DFE-690TXD is connected to the network by a device (switch or hub) which also has autonegotiation functionality.) Inside its compact case, the D-Link DFE-690TXD holds an Ethernet...
  • Page 6: Contents Of Package

    Contents of Package DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card One DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card Driver CD User’s Manual in CD-ROM Quick Install Guide One case holder for the DFE-690TXD...
  • Page 7: About Fast Ethernet

    Category 5 UTP cable) • 100Base-FX (using two fiber-optic strands). The DFE-690TXD provides full-duplex and half-duplex 100Base-TX operation (in 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- 690TXD also offers 10Mbps Ethernet operation, in full-duplex and half- duplex modes.
  • Page 8: About Autonegotiation

    About Autonegotiation The basic idea of auto-negotiation can be understood by reflecting for a moment on the familiar process of making a dialup connection between two modems. You have probably heard some exchanges between your local modem and a modem at the other end of a telephone line. (These exchanges are ordinarily played out through a speaker in your local modem).
  • Page 9 If the supporting switch or hub has autonegotiation functionality, then it and the DFE-690TXD exchange a series of messages in which each device signals its capabilities and listens for corresponding information about the other. The auto-negotiation process requires only a few milliseconds, and the two devices select the best communication parameters supported by both devices.
  • Page 10 Once the auto-negotiation is completed, the line is ready, and it will provide an optimal data channel between the DFE-690TXD and the supporting device. The line will remain ready without further auto- negotiation action until the link is broken. Auto-negotiation then reoccurs at any time that the link is restored, again making the line ready for optimal data communications.
  • Page 11: Led Indicators

    LED Indicators The direct port features 2 LED indicators: 100 Indicator: indicates that data transmittal rate is at a fast 100 Mbps. 10 Indicator: indicates that data transmittal rate is at 10 Mbps.
  • Page 12: Summary Of Features

    Summary of Features Features of Model DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card: • 100Mbps and 10Mbps data rates in compliance with IEEE 802.3 • Ethernet standards 100Base-TX and 10Base-T • PCMCIA PC Card Standard Ver.2.0 and newer • PCMCIA standard 68-pin front-end connector •...
  • Page 13 LAN Manager Windows 95 Windows 95 OSR2 Windows 98 Windows 98 SE Windows ME Windows 2000 Windows XP Personal NetWare NetWare ODI Client 3.X, 4.X NetWare 4.1, Client 32 NCSA Pathway Access for Dos Linux PC-NFS Windows NT 4.0 Macintosh 3.00...
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting

    690TXD is inserted into an open slot connector, please check the following items if your LED light is not “ON.” When all items are working, your DFE-690TXD’s direct port LED light should light up green (“Link” state.) 1. Make sure that your Ethernet Cat5 cable is in good working order.
  • Page 15: Troubleshooting The Hardware Installation

    Troubleshooting the Hardware Installation If you experience any problems with the hardware installation, first ascertain that all network cable connections are firm, that the proper grade of cable is used for the network connection, and that the cable makeup is correct (straight –– without un-needed crossovers in the connector wiring).
  • Page 16: Verify Cable Connections

    “Quick Install Guide.” If you see symbols such as yellow exclamation point or red “X” over the icon adjacent to “D-Link DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card,” your card is not installed properly or may have a problem. Double-click the “ D-Link DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card ”...
  • Page 17: Diagnostics And Checking Communications

    Diagnostics and Checking Communications Included on the CD-ROM is a “DFE-690TXD PCMCIA Adapter Driver Program.” It is a diagnostic program that will help you determine if any faults exist in your DFE-690TXD Network Adapters or connection.
  • Page 18: Pinging Your Dfe-690Txd Card

    Pinging your DFE-690TXD 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. Ping is primarily used to troubleshoot Internet connections.
  • Page 19 Type in following: ping:xxx.xxx.xx.xx, where xxx.xxx.xx.xx is the IP address to be pinged (i.e. In this case, computer A is pinging its own IP address. A successful ping will show four replies.
  • Page 20: Networking Basics

    D-Link is one of the largest manufacturers of Ethernet products in the world. D-Link’s technological expertise and dedication to providing quality products at a low price makes D-Link a good place to watch for the newest in networking innovations. Or, you may want to get...
  • Page 21: Computer Identification

    Computer Identification If you had previously given your Windows 98 computers names or if you are using Windows 98, you may need to verify that each computer has a unique name and common workgroup name. A. On your Desktop, right-click the icon "Network Places" and select "Properties"...
  • Page 22 C. Type a unique, identifying name for this particular computer in the "Computer name:" box. This will be the name that other computers on your network will use to communicate with this computer. Each computer’s name must be unique on a particular network or confusion will result.
  • Page 23: Sharing Files

    Sharing Files With your computers connected together on a network, you may now open and save files on another computer. You will be able to specify particular folders or disk drives to "share" and even password protect them. The steps below will enable you to share specific files and folders with other computers on your network.
  • Page 24 D. Click to place a check mark next to "I want to be able to give others access to my files." E. Click "OK" on the "File and Print Sharing" dialog box. F. Click "OK" on the "Network" dialog box. G.
  • Page 25 J. Right-click on the disk drive or folder icon and select "Sharing."...
  • Page 26 K. Select "Share As:" to set the parameters for sharing this particular disk drive or folder. L. The "Share Name:" box is used to identify the disk drive or folder you are sharing to other computers on the network. You can give it any name you wish. However, a specific identification may help as more resources on your network are shared.
  • Page 27 O. "Passwords:" allow you to apply a level of security to your shared disk drives and folders. Another computer (user) will be required to enter the password you designate here before accessing the disk drive or folder. Two passwords are used to give two levels of security (or access) to others on the network using the "Depends on Password"...
  • Page 28: Sharing Printers

    Sharing Printers "Sharing" a printer connected to one computer with other computers on your network can be very convenient - allowing you to print from any computer on the network. The steps below will enable you to print with other computers on your network. A.
  • Page 29 B. Click the "File and Print Sharing" button. C. Click to place a check mark next to "I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s)." D. Click "OK" on the "File and Print Sharing" dialog box. E.
  • Page 30 Go to START>SETTINGS>PRINTERS Right click on the printer you want to share with others on the network and select "Sharing." Click "Share As:" and provide a "Share Name:" to identify the printer to other computers on the network. "Comment:" and "Password:" are optional. Then click "OK." For a computer to access a Network Printer, the device driver or software for that printer must be installed and pointed to the proper location of the printer.
  • Page 31 Note: the computer that the printer is connected to must be “on” to use the printer. If you find this inconvenient, devices known as Network Print Servers are available from D-Link including the DP-301P and DP-101. A Network Print Server would allow you to directly connect your printer to your network without worrying about which computer is “on.”...
  • Page 32: How To Install Tcp/Ip

    How to Install TCP/IP Go to START > SETTINGS> CONTROL PANEL Double click on “Network.”...
  • Page 33 Select “D-Link DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card.” Click on “Add.” Select “Protocol.” Click “Add.”...
  • Page 34: Configuring A Dynamic Ip Address

    Select “Microsoft.” Scroll down and select “TCP/IP.” Click “OK.” Now the “TCP/IP for D-Link DFE-690TXD Cardbus PC Card” is available. The TCP/IP Installation is complete. Configuring a Dynamic IP Address When the drivers are installed, the default setting is set to obtain an IP dynamically through a DHCP server.
  • Page 35 Double Click on “Network” Highlight “TCP/IP.” Click on “Properties.”...
  • Page 36 NOTE: If TCP/IP is not present, see the previous section: “How to Install TCP/IP” When the TCP/IP window opens, choose the “IP Address” tab. Select “Obtain an IP Address Automatically.” Click “OK.” When the network properties window comes back up, Click “OK.”...
  • Page 37: Configuring A Static Ip Address

    Windows will ask you to reboot. Click “Yes.” You have completed the configuration of the Dynamic IP Address. Configuring a Static IP Address Go to START > SETTINGS > CONTROL PANEL Double Click on “Network.”...
  • Page 38 Highlight “TCP/IP.” Scroll down if you cannot see it. Click on “Properties.”...
  • Page 39 NOTE: If TCP/IP is not present, please see: “How to Install TCP/IP.” When the “TCP/IP Properties” window opens, choose the “IP Address” tab. Select “Specify an IP address.” Enter an IP address into the empty field. Suggested IP Range to NOTE: IP Addresses must be signed sequentially to each computer.
  • Page 40: Checking The Tcp/Ip Address

    Checking the TCP/IP Address Go to START > RUN Type "winipcfg" in the "Open" box. Click “OK.”...
  • Page 41 Click "OK." The IP Configuration screen will be displayed. The IP address will be displayed in the IP Address box. Click on "More Info" to display additional IP information.
  • Page 42: Checking The Connection By Pinging

    Checking the Connection by Pinging Go to START > RUN Type "command" in the "Open" box. Click "OK" to get to a DOS prompt.
  • Page 43 Type "ping," which is the IP address of the Gateway in this case, and hit the "Enter" key. A successful ping will show four replies.
  • Page 44: D-Link Offices Worldwide

    Le Florilege #2, Allee de la Fresnerie 78330 Fontenay Le Fleury France TEL: 33-1-30238688 FAX: 33-1-3023-8689 URL: www.dlink-france.fr E-MAIL: info@dlink-france.fr GERMANY D-LINK Central Europe/D-Link Deutschland GmbH Schwalbacher Stra_e74 65760 Eschborn, Germany TEL: 49-6196-77990 FAX: 49-6196-7799300 URL: www.dlink.de BBS: 49-(0)6192-971199 (Analog) 49-(0)6192-971198...
  • Page 45 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: www.d-link.co.jp 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 1 International Business Park, #03-12 The Synergy, Singapore 609917 TEL: 65-774-6233 FAX: 65-774-6322 URL: www.dlink-intl.com E-MAIL: info@dlink.com.sg...
  • Page 46: Specifications

    Specifications Standards: • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet • IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet • ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay Auto-Negotiation • PCMCIA 2.x • 32-bit Cardbus Network Media: • Ethernet: UTP Cat3, 4, 5 EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm screened twisted-pair (STP) • Fast Ethernet: UTP Cat5, EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm screened twisted-pair (STP) Protocol: •...
  • Page 47 Diagnostic LEDs: • 10M Link/Activity • 100M Link Activity Network Data Transfer Rate: • Ethernet: 10Mbps (Half-duplex) • Ethernet: 20 Mbps (Full-duplex) • Fast Ethernet: 100Mbps (Half-duplex) • Fast Ethernet: 200Mbps (Full-duplex) Temperature: • Operating: -10~50% °C • Storage: -10~70% °C Humidity: •...
  • Page 48 • NDIS 2.0 for Microsoft LAN Manager for DOS • NDIS 2.0 for Microsoft Network Client 3.0 for Workgroup 3.11 • Packet Driver for NCSA • Packet Driver for WinSock • Novell Netware DOS ODI Driver • Novell Netware Server v3.12 •...
  • Page 49: Contacting Technical Support

    Phone: 949-788-0805 (option #4) If you are a customer residing outside of the United States, please refer to the list of D-Link locations that is included in this manual. Thank you for purchasing this product. We like to receive feedback from our customers concerning our products.
  • Page 50: Fcc Statement

    FCC Statement 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 51 You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved authority to by the party responsible for compliance could void your operate the equipment. 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 52: Limited Warranty

    Spare parts and spare kits Ninety (90) days D-Link’s sole obligation shall be to repair or replace the defective Hardware at no charge to the original owner. 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 of an identical make, model or part;...
  • Page 53 D-Link determines in its sole discretion that it is not practical to repair or replace the defective Hardware, the price paid by the original purchaser for the defective Hardware will be refunded by D-Link upon return to D-Link of the defective Hardware. All Hardware (or part thereof) that is replaced by D-Link, or for which the purchase price is refunded, shall become the property of D-Link upon replacement or refund.
  • Page 54 The packaged product shall be insured and shipped to D- Link, 53 Discovery Drive, Irvine CA 92618, with all shipping costs prepaid. 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.
  • Page 56: Registration

    8. What category best describes your company? oAerospace oEngineering oEducation oFinance oHospital oLegal oInsurance/Real Estate oManufacturing oRetail/Chainstore/Wholesale oGovernment oTransportation/Utilities/Communication oVAR oSystem house/company oOther________________________________ 9. Would you recommend your D-Link product to a friend? oYes oNo oDon't know yet 10.Your comments regarding this product? __________________________________________________________________________________________...

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