Autosensing ethernet connections with auto uplink, Compatible and related netgear products, System requirements – NETGEAR ME103 User Manual

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Reference Manual for the ME103 802.11b ProSafe Wireless Access Point



August 2003

Autosensing Ethernet Connections with Auto Uplink

The ME103 can connect to a standard Ethernet network. The LAN interface is autosensing and
capable of full-duplex or half-duplex operation.

The wireless access point incorporates Auto Uplink


technology. The Ethernet port will

automatically sense whether the Ethernet cable plugged into the port should have a ‘normal’
connection such as to a PC or an ‘uplink’ connection such as to a switch or hub. That port will then
configure itself to the correct configuration. This feature also eliminates any concerns about
crossover cables, as Auto Uplink will accommodate either type of cable to make the right

Compatible and Related NETGEAR Products

For a list of compatible products from other manufacturers, see the Wireless Ethernet
Compatibility Alliance Web site (WECA, see


The following NETGEAR products work with the ME103 Access Point:

POE101 Power Over Ethernet Adapter

WAB501 a/b Dual Band Wireless PC Card Adapter

MA401 802.11b Wireless PC Card

WG511 802.11g Wireless CardBus Adapter

MA111 801.11b Wireless Bridge

MA101 802.11b Wireless USB Adapter

ME102 802.11b Wireless Access Point

MA311 802.11b Wireless PCI Adapter

MA701 802.11b Wireless Compact Flash Card

System Requirements

Before installing the ME103, make sure your system meets these requirements:

A 10/100 Mbps Local Area Network device such as a hub or switch

The Category 5 UTP straight through Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connector included in the
package, or one like it

A 100-240 V, 50-60 HZ AC power source

A Web browser for configuration such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or above, or
Netscape Navigator 4.78 or above