Optical Fiber Fast Ethernet Adapter
The DFE-551FX Optical Fiber Fast Ethernet Adapter
Flow Control to Minimize Packet Loss
connects your desktop PC to a reliable fiber network.
The card’s embedded flow control provides a means to
+ Up to 200Mbps Fast Ethernet Fiber
The card plugs into a PCI expansion slot inside your
protect against possible data loss during transmission on
PC, transmits data at 200Mbps full duplex. Supporting
the network. When connected to a Fast Ethernet switch
+ 32-bit PCI Bus Master Operation
advanced functions including traffic priority queues and
that supports flow control, the card receives signals from
VLAN, this adapter provides a secure environment to let
the switch regarding buffer overrun during peak usage
+ Full-Duplex Operation
you run bandwidth-demanding applications, such as IP
periods. The card then delays transmission until the switch
+ Wake-on-LAN (WOL) Power Management
telephony and video conferencing.
is ready again to accept new data.
+ IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control
Reliable Fiber Connection
VLAN to Improve Performance and Security
+ IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Support
The DFE-551FX card allows you to establish secure
The card supports IEEE 802.1Q multiple Virtual LAN,
fiber link for your PC. It can be used to set up a power
al owing you to segment the network to smal er domains
+ IEEE 802.1p Priority Tagging
workstation or a server with a direct fiber connection to a
to improve performance and security. Dissemination
+ Supports Windows 2003, 2000, XP, Vista
Fast Ethernet switch. Capable of running at 200Mbps full-
of broadcast and unnecessary computer-to-computer
x86/64, NetWare, Linux, Mac OS
duplex, this card serves well in a high electro-magnetic
packets can be restricted to reduce extraneous traffic.
+ Optional Boot ROM for Remote Program
interference environment, providing a cable distance of
The card provides a VLAN table for the fol owing functions:
Load From Servers
up to 2 km to the switch.
filtering packets by recognizing VLAN Tags, stripping VLAN
Tags on receive, and inserting VLAN Tags on transmit.
Wake-On-LAN Power Management
The card supports Advanced Configuration Power
IEEE 802.1p Priority Queues Support
Interface (ACPI) Wake-On-LAN (WOL), al ows your
With packet prioritization capability, the card al ows traffic
computer to be powered ON/OFF from a remote place.
to be queued as critical and non-critical, permitting your
Providing a great utility for power management of the PC,
computer to run voice over IP, video-conference and
this function al ows the administrator to send a wake-up
multimedia applications where packets are delivered at
signal to the computer to initiate action at irregular times
best-effort speeds.
and from distant locations.
RPL and PXE Remote Boot Optionst
High Performance
2 remote boot options are available for selection.
With 32-bit bus master operation, the card guarantees the
Administrators can choose to set up a security scheme
highest performance. Bus master transfers data directly
for diskless workstations to boot from servers using the
between the card and the host at multi-megabits per
traditional Remote Program Load (RPL) or Intel’s Pre-
second, bypass the host CPU to al eviate its workload.
boot Execution Environment (PXE). Stations with boot
ROMs instal ed on the on-board socket can boot O.S.
from NetWare, NT and other servers to run applications
designated by the administrator.

Optical Fiber Fast Ethernet Adapter
Technical Specifications
+ IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-FX Fast Ethernet
+ PCI local bus 2.2 specifications
+ IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
+ IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging, 32 groups
+ IEEE 802.1p priority tagging, 8queues
+ Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) v.1.0
Network Data Transfer Rate
+ 200Mbps (ful -duplex)
Network Cable
62.5/125 or 50/125 micron multimode fiber-optics (up to 2km at ful -duplex)
Fiber Connector
Diagnostic LEDs
+ Link
+ Activity (Tx/Rx)
+ Ful duplex
Cache Buffer
+ 2KBytes receive FIFO
+ 2KBytes transmit FIFO
Flow Control
IEEE 802.3x flow control in ful -duplex operation
Al ocated by system
I/O Address
Al ocated by system
O.S. Support
+ Microsoft Windows 95/95OSR2
+ Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/ME
+ Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/server 2003/Vista x64/x86 + Microsoft NT 3.51/4.0
+ Novell NetWare Server 5.x/6.x
+ Packet Driver
+ Linux Kernel 2.4.x to 2.6.x
+ NDIS2 for DOS
+ Mac OS 10.3.x
Boot ROM Address
+ Searched by system BIOS
Boot ROM Flash Memory
+ RPL boot ROM: 64KB(DFE-551R)
+ PXE boot ROM: 64KB(DFE-551P)
Boot Servers Supported
+ Novel RPL Boot ROM code
+ NetWare 3.x, 4.x RPL server
+ Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, 4.x RPL server
+ Intel PXE 2.1
Power Consumption
1.14 watts (maximum)
120 x 74 x 11 mm
Operating Temperature
0˚ - 40˚ C (32˚ - 104˚ F)
Storage Temperature
-25˚ - 55˚ C (-13˚ - 131 F˚ )
5% - 90% non-condensing
+ FCC Class B
+ CE Class B
+ C-Tick
+ BSMI Class B
ACN 052 202 838
D-Link Corporation
No. 289 Xinhu 3rd Road, Neihu, Taipei 114, Taiwan
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Release 01 (May 2008)