The D-Link DE-220P Series is a new line of Plug and Play Ethernet adapters based on the technology of D- Linkâ€™s best-selling DE-220 Ethernet adapters. Plug and Play(PnP) technology provides automatic con- figuration of newly installed devices without user intervention, eliminating much guess-work from in- stallation of PC upgrades.
Ease of use is the hallmark of the DE-220P Series. After installing a DE-220P Series card, configuration is exceedingly simple for both traditional (non-PnP) systems and the newer PnP-compliant systems.
For PnP systems, simply install the DE-220P Series card into an expansion slot. Configuration by the sys- tem software then proceeds automatically. If multiple network interface cards are installed, the PnP system guarantees that there are no conflicts among them.
For non-PnP systems, just install the DE-220P Series adapter into an available expansion slot, then run the supplied setup program, setup.exe. Online help an- swers your questions , and an advanced diagnostic DE-220P Series Ethernet Adapter / Userâ€™s Guide
program is supplied for testing adapter functions and communication with other computers on the network. Features
DE-220P Series Ethernet adapters comply with IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standards, and use VLSI components for enhanced reliability. The following features dis- tinguish D-Link DE-220P Series Ethernet adapters:
â™¦ Easy Installation
DE-220P Series Ethernet adapters have no physical jumpers or DIP switches. Thus it is never necessary to remove a DE-220P Series card in order to reconfigure. When installed in a PnP- compliant system, configuration is handled entirely by system software, with no user intervention. In non-PnP systems, configuration is accomplished by running the supplied setup program.
â™¦ Support for 16-bit Expansion Slots
DE-220P Series Ethernet cards can be installed in
16-bit (AT-style) expansion slots.
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â™¦ DE-2000 Drivers
DE-220P Series Ethernet adapters are fully
compatible with network drivers for Novell NE- 2000 adapters.
â™¦ Diagnostic Program
A supplied diagnostic program tests all functions
of the DE-220P Series adapter and verifies its communication with another computer on your network.
Two LEDs provide network state information: 1. PWR/Tx Indicator
Steady green (Power indicator) shows that the adapter has power (computer power is ON and power is supplied to the adapter).
Flashing green (Transmission indicator) shows that the computer is transmitting onto the net- work. This function applies only when the network medium is twisted-pair cable.1
1 See Footnote 5, Page 2-12. Introduction
3 DE-220P Series Ethernet Adapter / Userâ€™s Guide 2. LNK/Rx Indicator
Steady green (Linkage indicator) shows that there is a good data linkage to the network.
Flashing green (Reception indicator) shows that the computer is receiving from the network. This function applies only when the network medium is twisted-pair cable.2
â™¦ Remote boot option
A Remote Boot ROM is available per optional or- der. The Remote Boot ROM easily snaps into a mount on the DE-220P Series card to provide for remote booting of computers which do not store a boot program.
â™¦ Runs a wide variety of networking software
DE-220P Series Ethernet adapters can be used with these networking systems:
D-Link TCP/IP for DOS
4.x ODI driver
MS LAN Manager
Windows for Workgroups
2 See Footnote 5, Page 2-12.
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Windows NT & Windows NT Advanced Server
IBM LAN Server & PC LAN Support Program
3Com 3+Open & 3Com 3+Share
cess for DOS
Solaris UNIX Overview of PnP
Plug and Play technology (PnP) is defined by Plug and Play ISA Specification v.1.0a. A fully functional PnP system includes a PnP-compliant operating system, a PnP system BIOS, and PnP-compliant interface cards. Windows 95 is the first popular PnP-compliant operat- ing system. Computer mainboards with PnP BIOSâ€™s are just reaching the market.
In the interim, PnP technology still provides substan- tial benefits. For example, after installing a non-PnP- compliant Ethernet adapter card (a traditional, non- PnP-compliant card may be called a legacy card) into Introduction
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an expansion slot of a PnP-compliant mainboard, the user can run the ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) to configure the adapter.
6 Introduction DE-220P Series Ethernet Adapter / Userâ€™s Guide Installation CAUTION: Under ordinary circumstances, a DE-220P Series card will not be affected by static charge as may be received through your body during handling of the unit. In special circumstances where you may carry an extraordinarily high static charge, it is good practice to reduce the charge by touching a ground before handling the adapter.
Installation of a DE-220P Series Ethernet adapter re- quires these three steps:
â™¦ Insert the adapter into an available expansion slot.
â™¦ Connect network cable to the adapter.
â™¦ For non-PnP systems, configure the adapter by
running the supplied setup program, setup . exe. (For PnP-compliant systems, this step is fully automated and requires no action . )
This chapter provides detailed procedures for these three steps. When these steps are completed , you may
run the diagnostic routines of Setup.exe program to test the configuration. Installation
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Shut down the computer, unplug its power cord,
and remove the chassis cover.
Insert the DE-220P Series card into the connector
of any open ISA expansion slot. Ascertain that the card is fully seated in the expansion slot connector.
Install the bracket screw which secures the card to
the computer chassis.
Replace the computerâ€™s chassis cover.
5. For non-PnP systems, configure the DE-220P
Series adapter by running the supplied setup program, setup.exe. (For PnP-compliant sys- tems, this step is fully automated and requires no action.)
8 Installation DE-220P Series Ethernet Adapter / Userâ€™s Guide Multiple-Adapter Installation
Multiple DE-220P Series cards may be installed in a computer to provide for multiple addresses, or in the case of a server, to provide for network seg- mentation. Multiple Cards in a PnP System
No special attention is needed when installing multiple DE-220P Series cards in a PnP-compliant system (so long as Plug and Play is enabled3). In- stall the several cards into their expansion slots, following the four steps set out in the â€śSingle- Adapter Installationâ€ť section above (repeating steps 2 and 3 for each card). When computer power is switched on, the PnP system will auto- matically select coordinated (conflict-free) configuration settings for the several cards.
3 Plug and Play functionality of the NOS may be toggled between
enable and disable by a selection in your setup.exe run. Installation
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In non-PnP systems, the procedure for configuring multiple DE-220P Series cards is basically a se- quence of separate single-adapter procedures: make a preliminary installation of each card alone in turn, make a setup.exe run to configure that card, then remove that card and go on to the next. CAUTION: The following procedure involves operation of the computer without its chassis housing in place. Caution is necessary in order to avoid contact with exposed high-voltage parts. Accidental contact with exposed internal parts can cause personal injury, and can cause damage to the computer equipment.
Make a preliminary installation of the first DE- 220P Series card by completing Steps 1 through 3 as set out in the â€śSingle-Adapter Installationâ€ť sec- tion above.
Restore power to the computer, and configure the card by running the supplied setup program, setup.exe. Make a note of the configuration settings that you select, to help you select different settings in configuring the remaining cards.
Shut down the computer and unplug its power cord. Remove the (configured) card, and install the next DE-220P Series card into any open expansion slot.
Restore power to the computer, and configure the card by running the supplied setup program,
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setup.exe. Be certain that you select different configuration settings from those that have been selected for another card. Make a note of the con- figuration settings you select, to help you select different settings in configuring remaining cards.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 as necessary to configure all DE-220P Series cards which are to be included in the multiple-card installation.
Shut down the computer and unplug its power- cord. Re-install all of the configured cards. Re- place the computerâ€™s chassis cover. Network Cable Connections
Before connecting a network cable to the DE-220P Series adapter, ascertain that your DE-220P model suits your network cable medium, as summarized in the following table.4 Then refer to one of the three
4 Models DE-220PCT and DE-220PCAT feature multiple network
cable connectors for convenience during network cable upgrades, and for versatility when your equipment is moved between areas with different types of network media. Only one network cable may be connected to any adapter in any given installation. Installation
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sections following, according to your network cable type.
Network Cable Types
Thin Coaxial6 and Twisted-Pair
Thick Coaxial7, Thin Coaxial, and Twisted-Pair
5 Twisted-pair (TP) cable features RJ-45 connectors, and is available
with or without EM shield. TP cable without EM shield is also known as 10BaseT cable or UTP (Unshielded Twisted-Pair) cable. TP cable with EM shield is known as screened twisted-pair cable, and the EM shield may be either an aluminum sheath or a copper braid enclosing the twisted-pair bundle.
6 This medium features BNC connectors and is known by a variety
of other names, including 10Base2 cable, BNC cable, and RG-58 cable.
7 This medium features AUI connectors and is also known as
10Base5 cable. It is sometimes called by names such as "frozen yellow garden hose," due to its bulk, weight, and stiffness.
12 Installation DE-220P Series Ethernet Adapter / Userâ€™s Guide The Network Medium is Twisted- Pair Cable
Ascertain that you have a straight8 twisted-
pair cable not more than 100 meters (328 feet) in length for the network connection.
8 Pins 1 and 2 must be a pair (the connected wires must be a twisted
pair in the cable makeup) and pins 3 and 6 must be a pair. Each pin must connect straight through the cable (that is pin 1 through to pin 1 of the opposite connector, pin 2 to pin 2, pin 3 to pin 3, and pin 6 to pin 6; pins 4, 5, 7, 8 are not used). Installation
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The cable will have an RJ-45 plug on each end. Plug one end into the RJ-45 receptacle of the DE-220P Series adapter, and plug the other end into an available port of a 10Base-T hub. Push each RJ-45 plug into its receptacle until its retainer snaps into place. The Network Medium is Thin Coaxial Cable
Connect a BNC T-connector onto the BNC recep-
tacle of the DE-220P Series card.
Connect the network feed cable onto either open
end of the BNC T-connector.
3a. If the cable continues on to an additional station
or stations, then connect the continuation cable onto the remaining open end of the BNC T- connector.
3b. If the network cable does not continue to addi-
tional stations (your computer is at the end of the cable), then connect a 50-ohm terminator to the remaining open end of the BNC T-connector.
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If there is no Ethernet transceiver (tap) in
place for your computerâ€™s station on the net- work cable, then install a transceiver (not supplied).
2 Connect one end of an AUI cable to the Ether-
Connect the other end of the AUI cable to the AUI connector of the DE-220PCAT. Installation
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AUI connector for
thick coaxial BNC connector for
thin coaxial RJ-45 connector
for twisted-pair CE / FCC Class B
consumption Size (cm)
15.8 x 10
15.8 x 7.4
3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15
I/O Base Address
240H, 260H, 280H, 2A0H, 2C0H, 2E0H,
300H, 320H, 340H, 360H, 380H
Boot ROM Size
16K (supplied per optional order)
Boot Base Address
C800H, CC00H, D000, D400H, D800H,
Power/Tx (Green), Rx/Link (Green)
32Â° F to 131Â° ( 0Â° C to 55Â°C )
-4Â° F to 176Â°F ( 0Â°C to 80Â°C )
10% to 90% non-condensing
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