12Q 1999 North America – Networking ProductsIBM 16/4 Token Ring
PCI Special NIC
The IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC is built on IBM’s flagship technology and is designed to decrease cost
while increasing performance for customers in a Token Ring environment. The IBM16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC
has features for both ProLiant Servers and Deskpro PC’s customers.
DTR (Dedicated Token Ring)
Full bandwidth can be dedicated to a workstation by providing a direct connection between it and a Token Ring switch
that supports DTR. Full-duplex support allows the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC to transmit and receive data
simultaneously for rates up to 32 Mbps.
PCI Hot Plug Support
This feature enables NICs to be replaced or added to a PCI Hot Plug compatible server without having to power off
the server. This can reduce NIC 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 two popular methods of Wake on LAN support: using a 3-pin header
or through the PCI bus. 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 NIC also provides standard SNMP MIB and DMI 2.0
EASE OF USE
Plug and Play
The IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC 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 NIC drivers are backward compatible with the Netelligent 16/4 TR PCI IBM
UTP/STP Controller and thus protects customer’s current investments.
Customers’ investments in the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC will also be protected through future driver
releases. When Microsoft, Novell, SCO, and others introduce new versions of operating systems, Compaq will create
drivers that work with these operating systems. IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC hardware upgrades will not be
Auto-sensing capabilities enable the IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI Special NIC to automatically negotiate between 4 and
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.
IBM 16/4 Token Ring
PCI Special NIC
The IBM 16/4 Token Ring PCI
Special NIC provides a Wake on
LAN (WOL) feature that enables
PCs to be powered up remotely
for after hours and remote site
Token Ring NIC Family:
16/4 TR ISA IBM UTP/STP
16/4 TR IBM PC Card
NC4621: Token Ring NIC PCI