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Installation: Intel® Network Adapters User Guide

Put the Adapter in the Server
Connect the UTP Network Cable

Connect the Fiber Optic Network Cable (Intel PRO/1000 Fiber Adapters Only)

Put the Adapter in the Server

NOTE: If you are replacing an existing adapter with a new adapter, you must re-install the driver.
  1. Turn off the server and unplug the power cord, then remove the server's cover.
    CAUTION: Turn off and unplug the server before removing the server's cover. Failure to do so could endanger you and may damage the adapter or server.
  2. Remove the cover bracket from a 32-bit or 64-bit PCI (2.2 or later) busmaster slot. If you have configuration problems, see your server's documentation to determine if the PCI slots are busmaster-enabled.

    PCI slots are either 32- or 64-bits, and operate at either 33 or 66 MHz. PCI-X slots are backward-compatible with PCI, 32- or 64-bits wide, and operate at 66, 100 or 133 MHz. You should choose the fastest available slot for best performance.

    PCI and PCI-X bus theoretical speed designations are shown below:

    33 MHz 66 MHz 100 MHz 133 MHz
    32-bit 1x 2x 3x 4x
    64-bit 2x 4x 6x 8x
    NOTE: All Intel PRO/1000 server adapters utilize a 64-bit PCI 2.2 connector. Therefore you should install these adapters in a 64-bit slot for best performance. If you install the adapter in a 32-bit PCI slot, the end of the edge connector will be exposed. The exposed connector should not touch any part of the motherboard.

  3. Insert the adapter in a PCI slot. If you install an Intel PRO/1000 adapter in a 32-bit slot, the end of the edge connector will be exposed and not connected. If this is the case, make sure the exposed contacts do not touch anything that would cause an electrical problem. Push the adapter into the slot until the adapter is firmly seated. 
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each adapter you want to install.
  5. Replace the server cover and plug in the power cord.
  6. Turn the power on.
NOTE: For more information on the PCI bus and installing expansion cards, see the User's Manual that was supplied with your system.

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Connect the UTP Network Cable

Insert the twisted pair, RJ-45 network cable as shown below.

Type of cabling to use:

In all cases:

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Connect the Fiber Optic Network Cable (Intel PRO/1000 Fiber Adapters Only)

CAUTION: The fiber optic ports contain a Class 1 laser device. When the ports are disconnected, always cover them with the provided plug. If an abnormal fault occurs, skin or eye damage may result if in close proximity to the exposed ports.

Remove and save the fiber optic connector cover. Insert a fiber optic cable into the ports on the network adapter bracket as shown below.

Most connectors and ports are keyed for proper orientation. If the cable you are using is not keyed, check to be sure the connector is oriented properly (transmit port connected to receive port on the link partner, and vice versa).

Type of cabling to use:

The adapter must be connected to a compatible link partner, such as an IEEE 802.3z-compliant gigabit switch, which is operating at the same laser wavelength as the adapter.

Please read all restrictions and disclaimers.

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