National Instruments Gigabit Ethernet Adapters User Manual

Pci/pxi gigabit ethernet adapters, Installing your pxi board, Installation guide

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PCI/PXI Gigabit Ethernet Adapters

National Instruments gigabit Ethernet adapters are based on the
Intel 82540-compatible Ethernet controller.

This document explains how to install and troubleshoot the Ethernet drivers
for your PCI/PXI board. Some boards also contain additional functionality
(for example, GPIB). Refer to the documentation that came with your kit to
install the software for the other functionality.

Installing Your PXI Board

Complete the following steps to install the Ethernet adapter:


Shut down Windows, if it is running, by selecting Start»Shut Down.


Power off your PXI or CompactPCI chassis. Keep the chassis plugged
in so that it remains grounded as you install the adapter.


Remove the filler panel from a PXI peripheral bus master slot. The
adapter requires a bus master slot to take advantage of the onboard
DMA and Ethernet controllers. All PXI chassis and most CompactPCI
chassis contain only bus master slots. Refer to your chassis
documentation to verify you are using a bus master slot.


Touch a metal part on your chassis to discharge any static electricity
that might be on your clothes or body.


Insert the adapter into the selected bus master slot. Use the
injector/ejector handle to fully inject the device into place.


Screw the front panel of the adapter to the front panel mounting rail
of the PXI or CompactPCI chassis.