INSTALL A NETWORK CARD IN EACH PC
Note: Touch a grounded metal object to free yourself of static electricity before you handle the
1. Turn the power off and unplug the power cord from your computer.
2. Remove the PC cover.
3. Choose an available PCI slot (PCI slots are the shorter slots) and remove the corresponding back
plate from the PC chassis.
4. Insert the network card into the PCI expansion slot.
Caution: To avoid damaging any components on the network card,handle it by the edges,
using your thumbs to push it securely into the PCI slot.Make sure the network card is fully
inserted into the slot to prevent the PC operating system from freezing at startup.
5. Fasten the network card to the rear of the computer chassis by tightening the screw that is on the PC.
6. Replace the PC cover and reconnect the power cord to the PC.
CONNECT THE NETWORK CABLES
Using the unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cables that are supplied, connect any port on the hub to the
port on a network card in each PC.
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Statement of Conditions
In the interest of improving internal design,operational function, and/or reliability,NETGEAR reserves
the right to make changes to the products described in this document without notice.
NETGEAR does not assume any liability that may occur due to the use or application of the product(s)
or circuit layout(s) described herein.
Certificate of the Manufacturer/Importer
It is hereby certified that the Model FA311 PCI Adapter and the Model EN104
Ethernet Hub have
been suppressed in accordance with the conditions set out in the BMPT-AmtsblVfg 243/1991 and Vfg
46/1992.The operation of some equipment (for example,test transmitters) in accordance with the regu-
lations may, however, be subject to certain restrictions. Please refer to the notes in
the operating instructions.
Federal Office for Telecommunications Approvals has been notified of the placing of this equipment on
the market and has been granted the right to test the series for compliance with the regulations.
Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) Statement (for the Model EN104
This equipment is in the first category (information equipment to be used in commercial and/or industrial
areas) and conforms to the standards set by the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Data
Processing Equipment and Electronic Office Machines that are aimed at preventing radio interference
in commercial and/or industrial areas.
Consequently, when this equipment is used in a residential area or in an adjacent area thereto, radio
interference may be caused to equipment such as radios and TV receivers.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notice:
Radio Frequency Notice (for the Model EN104
Note:This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device,pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If it is not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual,it may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference, in which case users will be required to take whatever measures may be necessary to
correct the interference at their own expense.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Compliance Notice: (for the Model FA311 PCI Adapter)
Note: Modifications to this device change it from the original state it was in when tested and may
alter the device so that it no longer complies with FCC testing limitations for Class B digital devices.
According to FCC regulations, the user could be prevented from operating this equipment if it
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.Operation is subject to the following two condi-
tions:(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, (2) This device must accept any interference
received,including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: The Model FA311 PCI Adapter 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. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,which can be dete
rmined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
EN 55 022 Statement (for the Model EN104
This is to certify that the Model EN104
Ethernet Hub is shielded against the generation of radio inter-
ference in accordance with the application of Council Directive 89/336/EEC,Article 4a.Conformity is
declared by the application of EN 55 022 Class A (CISPR 22).
Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference,
in which case the user may be required to take appropriate measures.
EN 55 022 Statement (for the Model FA311 PCI Adapter)
This is to certify that the Model FA311 PCI Adapter is shielded against the generation of radio interfer-
ence in accordance with the application of Council Directive 89/336/EEC,Article 4a.Conformity is
declared by the application of EN 55 022 Class B (CISPR 22).
This kit includes everything you need to network two Pentium PCs running Windows
95 or Windows 98,
and to share Internet access,files, printers,CDs, and applications.The kit is expandable for additional
users, and can be upgraded to 100 megabits per second (Mbps).The same network cards, desktop soft-
ware,and cables are used when upgrading to 100 Mbps;only the hub has to be changed.
These five easy steps...
1.Verify Package Contents
2. Install the Hub
3. Install a Network Card in Each PC
4. Connect the Network Cables
5. Install the Windows Network Driver
VERIFY PACKAGE CONTENTS
Verify PC Requirements
The instructions given in this guide are for using the NETGEAR
™ Model FA311 Network Card in a PC
that has a Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98 operating system.You must have a PC with:
• Windows 95 or Windows 98
• An available PCI expansion slot
INSTALL THE HUB
1. Set the hub on a flat surface or mount it on a wall and choose a location that:
• Is close to an electrical outlet.
• Exposes the front and rear panels to allow connection of the network cables and easy monitoring
of the LEDs.
• Places the hub and PCs close enough to connect the network cables.
To install the hub on a wall, measure the distance between the mounting holes at the back of the
hub and mark the wall to match the location of the mounting holes. Drill pilot holes at the two
marked locations on the wall and screw two 5/16-inch diameter flathead screws (provided) into
the wall so that the screws protrude 1/18 inch to 3/16 inch.Slide the hub down onto the screws.
2.Turn on power to the hub by connecting the power adapter.
3.Verify that the Pwr (power) LED is on.
If the Pwr LED is not on, the hub is defective and should be returned to your
4. Make sure that the Normal/Uplink push button is set to Normal.
The push button is set to Uplink only if the port 4 is connected to another hub for expansion purposes.