Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product LE073A-R2 Black Box
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2 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS Contents Chapter Page 1. Specifications ....................................................................................... 3 2. Introduction.................................................
3 CHAPTER 1: Specifications Connectors — LE071A, LE073A: (1) RJ-45 male; LE171: (1) RJ-45 female, LE072A, LE074A: (1) BNC male; LE172: (1) BNC female; LE075A: (1) AUI male; LE175: (1) AUI female Size — 4.1"H x 2.4"W x 1"D (10.
4 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 2. Introduction 2.1 A vailable Models The following models of the Adapters and the Media Units are available: Modular Parallel Adapters: • LE071A: Modular Parallel Adapter w/SPC for 10BT • LE072A: Modular Parallel Adapter w/SPC for BNC • LE073A: Modular Parallel Adapter w/EPS for 10BT • LE074A: Modular Parallel Adapter w/EPS for BNC • LE075A: Modular Parallel Adapter w/EPS for AUI Modular Media Units : • LE171: Modular Media Unit EN- 10T • LE172: Modular Media Unit EN- BNC • LE175: Modular Media Unit EN- AUI NOTE If you would like to connect both the network and a printer to your parallel port, you might want to order the Modular Parallel Mux (LE170).
5 CHAPTER 2: Introduction 2.2 Features The Adapters offer the following features: • Fits any Ethernet cable type via modular snap-on media units • Supplied with drivers for Novell ® NetWare ® (ODI™), Microsoft ® LAN Manager, 3Com ® 3+Open™ (NDIS), Artisoft LANtastic and Packet TCP/IP • Powered by the Self-Powering Cable (SPC), or any standard 4 to 20V DC non-regulated power supply • Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) support for increased performance Fig.
6 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 3. Installation IMPOR T ANT! Make sure the computer is turned off while performing the install procedure. 3.1 Attach the Media Unit To attach the Media Unit to the Adapter, hold the Adapter with the logo facing up, press the top and bottom of the unit together, and insert it until it snaps into the Adapter (see Fig.
7 CHAPTER 3: Installation 3.2 Connect the Network Cable Connect the network cable unit as illustrated for each model below. 3.2.1 LE071A AND LE073A For the Modular Parallel Adapter w/SPC for 10BT (LE071A) and the Modular Parallel Adapter w/EPS for 10BT (LE073A), refer to Fig.
8 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 3.2.2 LE072A AND LE074A For the Modular Parallel Adapters for BNC (LE072A and LE074A), refer to Fig. 3-3. Fig. 3-3. Connecting an RG-58/U Coaxial Cable to the Media Unit. Make sure that the RG-58A/U coaxial cable has a T-connector at the end.
9 CHAPTER 3: Installation NOTE Both ends of the T- connector must be attached to network cabling. If the Adapter is at the end of a network segment, the end of the T-connector not attached to the network must have a 50-ohm terminator installed. 3.2.
10 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 3.3 Plug the Ethernet Adapter into the Computer Plug the 25-pin connector on your Modular Parallel Adapter into the parallel port at the back of your notebook/laptop computer, holding the Adapter with the logo at the top.
11 CHAPTER 3: Installation 3.5 Install the AC Power Adapter If the SPC is not used, plug the AC power adapter cable into the small round socket at the back of the Modular Media Unit, as shown in Fig. 3-6 . Plug the other end of the AC adapter cable into any standard electrical outlet.
12 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 4. Software Setup and Operation The \ODI subdirectory contains the following DOS ODI files for use with Novell NetWare and other network operating systems using the ODI specifications: • LSL.COM — The Novell Link Support Layer program • SETODI.
13 • .\ETHERNET\POCKET\ PROTOCOL.INI—Sample initialization file • .\NIF\SETDOS.NIF— Configuration file used by the setup program The \MSLANMAN.OS2\DRIVERS subdirectory contains the drivers and files for Microsoft LAN Manager OS/2 workstation.
14 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 4.2.2 C ONFIGURATION (O PTIONAL ) The SETODI is a self-configuring driver that automatically detects the correct LPT port, interrupt line, and unidirectional/bidirectional mode to be used. If you have a special configuration, you may need to override this automatic selection by using the NET.
15 4.2.3 O PERATION To start work on the NetWare workstation, run the STARTNET batch file. Then log into the network. The STARTNET.BAT file includes the following set of commands: LSL SETODI IPXODI NETX F: If you wish, you may enter these commands in the AUTOEXEC.
16 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 3. When prompted, insert the Network Drivers diskette. 4. Select “Modular Parallel Adapter” from the menu. 5. Continue with the installation until it is completed. 6. Reboot the PC. Installation for LAN Manager versions 2.
17 CHAPTER 4: Software Setup and Operation The options are as follows: • POLLING—A PC may use either IRQ-7 or IRQ-5 for handling the parallel port communications. If you need to work without interrupts (usually only with test evaluations), delete the semicolon in this line.
18 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 7. In the “Network Settings” window, choose “OK.” From the next window choose “Restart Computer.” The content of the Modular Parallel Adapter OEMSETUP.INF file is: [disks] A:=., “Modular Parallel Adapter install” [netcard] ms$sndis=“Modular Parallel Adapter”, 0, ndis, ethernet, real, ms$sndis, ms$sndis_nif [ms$sndis] devdir=b:setndis.
19 CHAPTER 4: Software Setup and Operation 4.5.2 C ONFIGURATION (O PTIONAL ) SETAILAN accepts the following standard command line switches: HELP, XEROX, IEEE, MPX, PACKET_SIZE, REMOVE, VERBOSE, “?” and “@.” In addition to the standard command line switches, SETAILAN accepts the following: UNIDIR, LPTn, EPP, and DISABLELINK 4.
20 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS Hardware related switches are: UNIDIR, EPP, DISABLELINK and LPTn. The Network Drivers diskette contains the SETDIAG self-test diagnostic utility program, which tests the adapter and reports the results of the tests.
21 CHAPTER 5: Self-T est and Diagnostics To run the self-test and diagnostics program: 1. Copy the SETDIAG.* files from the supplied network drivers diskette into the network directory. 2. At the network directory prompt, type the following command: setdiag The “setdiag” command may be entered with special command line parameters, as follows: e—supports EPP mode u—force unidirectional mode c—force colors (default is monochrome) when color display is available ?—display a Help screen 3.
22 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS 5.1.1 A DVANCED RAM T EST The diagnostics portion of the SETDIAG program activates a brief RAM test. However, to thoroughly test the Adapter’s RAM, several time- consuming tests are required. The Advanced RAM Test option in the SETDIAG main menu activates those tests.
23 CHAPTER 6: Error Messages If problems occur during operation of your Adapter, one of the messages below will be displayed. Error messages can be recognized by the beep and the word FATAL that precedes the message. All other messages on the screen are for information only.
24 MODULAR P ARALLEL ADAPTERS AND MODULAR MEDIA UNITS While we trust that your Adapter will operate reliably over a long period of time, if you encounter any problems while using it, please perform the following steps before contacting Black Box. 1.
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