Product ID: PCI100MMSC
The PCI100MMSC 100 Mbps Fiber Optic (MM SC) PCI Ethernet Adapter Card offers the perfect "Fiber-to-the-desk" solution allowing you to add a multimode SC fiber port to your system through an available standard or low-profile PCI slot.
A simple solution for connecting a computer directly to a fiber network, the Fiber Ethernet Adapter card can be installed in the computer through any PCI slot and is perfectly suited for high bandwidth applications with support for Full Duplex operation and 10/100 Mbps transfer speeds at distances of up to 2km.
Application Diagrams: Installing the PCI100MMSC is a simple upgrade
Ideal for secure network setups, the PCI100MMSC offers a direct fiber connection which is not susceptible to electronic interference like standard RJ45 networks.
Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)|
|1 - External Ports||Fiber Optic SC Duplex|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)|
|Bus Type||PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)|
|Card Type||Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)|
|Industry Standards||IEEE802.3u, 100Base-FX, IEEE802.3x, IEEE802.1Q, IEEE802.1p|
|Chipset ID||VIA/VLI - VT6105M|
|Indicators||1 - LED Indicators||Green - Activity|
|Green - Link|
|Packaging Information||Package Length||8.4 in [21.3 cm]|
|Package Width||2.0 in [50 mm]|
|Package Height||6.9 in [17.5 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||7.1 oz [200 g]|
|Performance||Buffer Size||2 KB|
|Compatible Networks||100 Mbps|
|Full Duplex Support||Yes|
|Physical Characteristics||Product Length||4.8 in [12.1 cm]|
|Product Width||2.2 in [56 mm]|
|Product Height||0.7 in [18 mm]|
|Weight of Product||2.8 oz [80 g]|
|Power||Power Consumption (In Watts)||1W|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||PCI to SC 10/100 Fiber NIC|
|Low profile bracket|
When you troubleshoot issues with a network adapter, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:
To test your setup components, try the following:
When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:
When you test the Ethernet cables, network devices, and computer system, it is recommended that you do the following:
Sometimes an on-board network interface card (NIC) conflicts with a new NIC. In these cases it is best to disable the on-board NIC.
The best way to disable your on-board NIC is to go into your BIOS and disable it there if possible. To do this, consult your motherboard manual.
You can also disable any NIC in Windows. Here is how you do this:
First click Start, or, in Windows 10 and 8, hold down the Windows key and press X. Then click Control Panel.
If you are experiencing speed or connectivity issues, it is best to set a specific speed at half or full duplex in your settings. You can set your network adapter to perform at a certain speed, but the device that the adapter is connected to (whether it is a router, switch, or computer) must also be able to perform at the same speed.
Note: You must log in as the local administrator before you continue.
To open Device Manager:
StarTech.com does not support a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) as this requires third-party software. However, our devices can be used as long as the following conditions are met:
To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:
Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.
Different optical cables are needed for different applications. Before you select a cable to interconnect fiber devices, make sure that the following things match:
Mode: Single Mode or Multi Mode.
Wavelength: For example, 850 nm, 1310 nm, or 1550 nm.
Note: The above properties cannot be converted or changed by a cable.
When you select a cable, make sure that the cable ends (for example, LC, SC, ST, or MT) match the fiber media devices.
Simplex and duplex ends are available for most connector types. Simplex cables have the connectors separate, where duplex cables have the transmit (TX) and receive (RX) connectors joined together.
It does not matter which diameter or OM classification the cable uses, as long as it meets the mode requirement.
When you use fiber devices and cables, make sure that the same fiber standards are being used on either end of the fiber network.
Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.
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