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3Com 10/100 Fast Etherlink XL Adapters with Remote Wake-Up - Overview

At a glance
The 10/100 Fast EtherLink XL with Remote Wake-Up - by 3Com includes PC management features which let you start a PC from a central point of management. Adding an optional Managed PC Boot Agent, available directly from 3Com, to the adapter enables the PC to boot from the network before loading the operating system. The Remote Wake-Up feature responds to a Magic Packet(TM) signal from a remote management agent. Both adapters provide 10BASE-T Ethernet and 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet LAN attachment for Intel PCs with 80386, or higher, microprocessors and PCI Bus, depending on the speed of the connected hub. The adapters are easy to use with Windows software diagnostics for installation and troubleshooting.
LEDs indicate link integrity and activity for both 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps. Additionally, Dynamic Access(TM) software brings intelligence to these adapters with features that include:

  • Standards-based traffic prioritization
  • DRMON Smart Agent software for comprehensive and affordable network management


  • Interactive Access technology to minimize CPU use
  • Parallel Tasking(R) II architecture for high throughput and low processor use
  • Full-duplex 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps support
  • Better Internet and intranet performance with checksum-enabled hardware IP
  • Fast IP switching solution for scaling internetwork performance as bandwidth requirements increase
  • 32-bit bus master design with full scatter, gather, and infinite bursting performance
  • Flow control (IEEE 802.3x) that optimizes performance in switched networks through efficient data transmissions

Additionally, the adapter with Remote Wake-Up remotely wakes up the system in which the adapter is installed. The Remote Wake-Up feature is not supported on the following machine types: 6272, 6282, 6284, 6562, 6577, 6587, 6588, 6589, 6592, 6598, 6877, 6887, 6888, 6899
3 year limited Customer Carry-In Exchange
You will receive one box containing the following items:

  • Adapter card
  • Diskettes containing device drivers
  • Installation and support documentation
  • Remote Wake-Up cable (Remote Wake-Up adapter only)

Product marketing and FRU part number(s)
Part numbers applicable to: Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States

  • Marketing part number: 34L1001
  • FRU part number: 34L1009

Associated part(s)
Remote Wake Up Cable

  • FRU part number: 08L2559

Product dates
Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, United States

  • Announce date: 11/03/1999
  • Planned availability date: 11/13/1999

Technical specifications
Performance specifications as known at time of announcement
These adapters can be used in any bus mastering PCI slot in a PC containing an Intel 30386 or higher. The Remote Wake-Up feature can be used only in PC which has been designed to support this capability (support for the 3-pin header cable and provides auxiliary power for +5V +/- 5% @ 650 mA). This feature has been tested on machine types 6265, 6275, 6285, and 6287. The adapter operates at 100 Mbps or 10 Mbps depending upon the speed of the connected hub. It supports IEEE 802.3 for 10 Mbps and IEEE 802.3u for 100 Mbps.
Physical, environmental, and compatibility specifications as known at time of announcement


  • 0 .15 lbs
  • 0 .07 kg


  • 3.75 inches
  • 8.57 cm


  • 0.8 inches
  • 2.0 cm


  • 4.75 inches
  • 12.07 cm

Operating temperature

  • Between 0 degrees Celcius and 40 degrees Celcius

Relative humidity

  • Operating: between 20% and 80%

Agency approvals

  • UL1950, CSA-C22.2 950 safety
  • FCC Class B, Part 15
  • IC CS-03
  • Microsoft certification: hardware compatibility as a card/device (vs system)

No. The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.
Software requirements

  • Microsoft Windows NT 3.5x and 4.0
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Novell NetWare 3.x and 4.x

Note: For the latest updates on the compatible systems, please refer to the Accessories Compatibility Guide.

Some configurations may not be supported.

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