QuickSpecs IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC
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IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter
The IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter provides a Wake on LAN (WOL) feature that enables PCs to b e powered up remotely for after hours and
remote site maintenance.
Token Ring Adapter Family
NC4621: Token Ring NIC PCI 4/16 WOL
379956-B21 – Single
379956-B22 – 10 Pack
379956-B23 – 30 Pack
The IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter is built on IBM’s flagship technology and is designed to dec rease cost while increasing performance for
customers in a Token Ring environment. The IBM16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC has featur es for both ProLiant Server’s and Deskpro PC’s customers.
Dedicated Token Ring (DTR)
Full bandwidth can be dedicated to a workstation by providing a direct connection between i t and a Token Ring switch that supports DTR. Full-duplex
support allows the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter to transmit and receive data simul taneously for rates up to 32 Mbps.
PCI Hot Plug Support
This feature enables adapters to be replaced or added to a PCI Hot Plug compatible serve r without having to power off the server. This can reduce
maintenance time and allows for system maintenance during regular business hours. Currently this functionally is only supported on Novell NetWare.
Wake On LAN
IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC provides one of the popular methods of Wake on LAN support: using a 3-pin header. A system that supports Wake
on LAN can remain available to a systems administrator during its normal downtime. Once the machine is awakened, the systems administrator can
remotely control, audit, debug or manage the machine.
Along with Wake on LAN, the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter also provides standard SNMP MIB and D MI 2.0 support.
EASE OF USE
Plug and Play
The IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter features a robust plug and play capability for conflict-free auto configuration. Compaq’s SmartStart
configuration utility includes diskette images for the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC so the NIC can be configured easily in server environments.
IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter drivers are backward compatible with the Compaq 16 /4 TR PCI IBM UTP/STP Controller and thus protect
customer’s current investments.
Auto-sensing capabilities enable the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special Adapter to automatically negotiate between 4 and 16 Mbps to achieve the highest
common speed on the network. As businesses evolve from 4 to 16 Mbps Token Ring networks, there will be no need to buy new Token Ring NICs.