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About This Guide:
This Guide takes you through the basic steps necessary to install and configure
your OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router, and establish a connection from your
computers to the Internet.
Throughout, the OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router
is simply referred to as the Router.
Your package contains:
One OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Router
One power adapter for use with the Router
Four rubber feet
One Ethernet cable
One CD-ROM containing the Router Discovery program and the User Guide
This Installation Guide
One Support and Safety Information Sheet
One Warranty Flyer
Before starting, you must ensure the following:
You already have a cable or DSL broadband connection to the Internet, with
a suitable modem, and that this connection works properly.
must have an Ethernet port for connection to your Router.
You have a computer that has an Ethernet connection available and is
already correctly configured for communication with the Internet.
computer must be able to connect to the Internet via the modem, and must
have a Web browser installed.
There are no other DHCP server devices on your local network that are
responsible for allocating IP addresses to your computers and other network-
connected devices. Your Router will now perform this function by default.
If one or more of these conditions are not met, refer to the comprehensive Router
User Guide provided on the accompanying CD-ROM for further guidance.
ABOUT YOUR ROUTER
Please read the ‘Important Safety Information’ section in the
Support and Safety Information sheet before you start.
Bitte lesen Sie den Abschnitt ‘Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen’
sorgfältig durch, bevor Sie das Gerät einschalten.
Veuillez lire attentivement la section "Consignes importantes
de sécurité" avant de mettre en route.
When positioning your Router, ensure:
It is out of direct sunlight and away from sources of heat.
Cabling is away from power lines, fluorescent lighting fixtures, and sources
of electrical noise such as radios, transmitters and broadband amplifiers.
Water or moisture cannot enter the case of the unit.
Air flow around the unit and through the vents in the side of the case is
not restricted. We recommend you provide a minimum of 25mm (1in.)
Using the Rubber Feet
Use the four self-adhesive rubber feet to prevent your Router from moving
around on your desk or when stacking with other flat top OfficeConnect units.
Only stick the feet to the marked areas at each corner of the underside of your
device is switched off, or there is a problem with the
connection (refer to ‘Problem Solving’ section). The port
will automatically adjust to the correct speed and duplex.
Cable/DSL Status LED
Green (100Mbps link) / Yellow (10Mbps link)
If the LED is on, the link between the Router and the
cable or DSL modem is OK. If the LED is flashing, the link
is OK and data is being transmitted or received. If the LED
is off, nothing is connected, the modem is switched off
or there is a problem (refer to ‘Problem Solving’ section).
Power Adapter Socket
Only use the power adapter that is supplied with this
Do not use any other adapter.
Ethernet Cable/DSL port
Use the supplied patch cable to connect the Router to
the Ethernet port on your cable or DSL modem. The
port will automatically adjust to the correct speed and
Four 10/100 LAN ports
Using suitable RJ-45 cable, you can connect your
Router to a computer, or to any other piece of
equipment that has an Ethernet connection (for
example, a hub or a switch). The LAN ports are
configured as MDIX, for connection to a computer with
a straight through RJ-45 cable.
Power Adapter OK LED
Indicates that the power adapter is supplying power to
the Router. If the LED is off, there may be a problem with
the power adapter or adapter cable.
Indicates a number of different conditions, as described
- The Router is operating normally.
- Indicates one of the following
• The Router has just been started up and is running a
self-test routine, or
• The administrator has invoked the
Reset to Factory
• The system software is in the process of being
In each of these cases, wait until the Router has
completed the current operation and the alert LED
- The Router has completed the
process, and is waiting for you to reset
the unit. To do this, remove power, wait 10 seconds and
then re-apply power. The Router will then enter the start-
up sequence and resume normal operation.
On for 2 seconds, and then off
- The Router has detected
and prevented a hacker from attacking your network
from the Internet.
- A fault has been detected with your
Router during the start-up process. Refer to ‘Problem
Indicates that the Router is powered on.
Four LAN Status LEDs
Green (100Mbps link) / Yellow (10Mbps link)
If the LED is on, the link between the port and the next
piece of network equipment is OK. If the LED is flashing,
the link is OK and data is being transmitted or received. If
the LED is off, nothing is connected, the connected
Cable/DSL Router - Front
Cable/DSL Router - Rear
POSITIONING YOUR ROUTER
Dimensions and Operating Conditions
* Refer to Regulatory Notices section in the Support and Safety Information sheet
7 VA, 23.9 BThU/hr
0 to 40ºC (32 to 105ºF)
0 to 90%
535g (1.3 lb)
DIMENSIONS AND STANDARDS
UL60950, EN 60950
CSA 22.2 #60950
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024, CISPR 22
FCC Part 15 Class B*
ICES-003 Class B
ETSI EN 301 489-17
CNS 13438 Class A
EN 60068 (IEC 68)
3Com Corporation. 350 Campus Drive, Marlborough, MA. USA 01752-3064
Copyright © 2004 3Com Corporation. All rights reserved. 3Com, the 3Com logo, and OfficeConnect
are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation.
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All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective companies.
Part number: DIA8589-1AAA01
Published: June 2004