Thank you for choosing D-Link DFE-680TX, the value leader among Ethernet / Fast Ethernet adapters for CardBus notebook PCs. This chapter provides a general description of DFE-680TX features, with a summary of features at the end of the chapter. Installation instructions are given in Chapters 2 and 3.
• 100Base-T4 (using four twisted pairs in a Category 3, Category 4, or Category 5 UTP cable) 100Base-FX (using two fiber-optic strands). The DFE-680TX provides half-duplex 100Base-TX operation (in Category 5 twisted-pair cable environments). It does not provide 100Base-T4 or 100Base-FX operation. To...
If the supporting device does not have autonegotiation functionality, then its monotone (single capability) message will be recognized by the DFE-680TX’s autonegotiation facility, and the DFE-680TX will simply switch to the one of its own capabilities which matches that of the supporting device.
• Ln/Act Indicator: Steady green indicates that there is good linkage to the network ("Linkage" state, quiescent). Flashing green indicates that the DFE-680TX 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.
• Laser-welded stainless steel case • RJ-45 connector with auto-detection of network speed • 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 Packet Driver for Winsock Windows 98...
In the subsequent procedure for DFE-680TX software installation, it might be useful for you to know whether your DFE-680TX is installed in Slot 1 or Slot 2. Under Windows 95, you can check by opening the Control Panel / PC Card display.
The back-end receptacle of the DFE-680TX remains accessible (approximately flush with the case of the computer) when the DFE-680TX is properly seated in its PC Card slot. Taking care to keep the top side of the media coupler plug up, insert the plug into the DFE-680TX's receptacle until it is firmly seated and latched.
Step 4: Confirm Connection (Ln/Act Indicator) When the notebook computer's power is ON, the DFE-680TX is firmly seated in the slot connector, the media adapter plug is firmly engaged (and latched) in the back-end receptacle of the DFE-680TX, the media adapter has a good cable connection to the supporting hub, and the supporting hub is power on and functioning properly, then the media coupler’s Ln/Act LED glows steady green ("Linkage"...
PC Card slot. The media coupler plug is held in place by small latching hooks at either side of the plug. To remove the media coupler plug from the DFE-680TX, it is necessary to unlatch the hooks by depressing the two small latch wings of the plug. Use thumb and forefinger to squeeze the latch wings into the plug body and gently pull the plug out of its receptacle.
Category 5 UTP cable is required for Fast Ethernet operation. The maximum length of cable between the DFE-680TX 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 media coupler, and the other end into a port of the supporting hub.
STP cable, all qualify under traditional Ethernet cabling rules. The maximum cable run between the DFE-680TX and the supporting hub is 300 ft. The cable must be “straight” (not a “ crossover” cable) with RJ-45 plug at each end. Make the network connection by plugging one end of the cable into the RJ-45 receptacle of the media coupler, and the other end into a port of the supporting hub.
Figure3- Enter CD-ROM drive, or click on the Browse button and select CD-ROM drive.
Figure4- Driver file name, select Next. Figure5- Insert 98 CD-ROM then click on OK button.
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.
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...
Check to see that the computer(s) you are troubleshooting are properly connected. Each computer must be connected from its DFE-680TX 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.
Your DFE-680TX has indicators or lights that can give you information about your network traffic and help you determine problems when troubleshooting. Your DFE-680TX 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”...
Pinging your DFE-680TX 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.
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...
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