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LevelOne  

GNC-0102T 

64-bit PCI 10/100/1000Mbps  

Gigabit Ethernet Adapter 

 

 

 

 

 

User’s Guide 

 

 

 


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FCC Warning 

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the 
regulations for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC 
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection 
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a 
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can 
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in 
accordance with this user’s guide, may cause harmful interference to 
radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential 
area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will 
be required to correct the interference at his own expense. 

CE Mark Warning 

This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment, this product 
may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required 
to take adequate measures. 

VCCI Warning 

 

 

 

P/N: 6012-GA2000T01                                                                     Rev.A1-01

 

 


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T

ABLE OF 

C

ONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

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F

EATURES .................................................................................................1

 

G

IGABIT 

E

THERNET 

T

ECHNOLOGY...............................................2

 

F

AST 

E

THERNET 

T

ECHNOLOGY ......................................................3

 

UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION

....................5

 

U

NPACKING..............................................................................................5

 

I

NSTALLING THE 

G

IGABIT 

E

THERNET 

C

ARD ............................6

 

C

ONNECTING THE 

N

ETWORK 

C

ABLE ...........................................7

 

S

OFTWARE 

I

NSTALLATION................................................................7

 

LED INDICATORS

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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I

NTRODUCTION

 

Thank you for choosing the LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 
10/100/1000Mbps  Gigabit Ethernet Adapter for 32/64-bit PCI Bus-
equipped personal computers. The  LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 
10/100/1000Mbps  Gigabit Ethernet Adapter is ideal for speeding up 
data transfers for network servers and other computers, such as those 
used for video-conferencing, that send and/or receive large amounts of 
data. The LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 10/100/1000Mbps  Gigabit 
Ethernet Adapter also includes the newest networking  technologies, 
such as VLAN and multicasting support, that use network bandwidth 
more efficiently and further help the card maximize data throughput. 

Features 

IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3z compliant 

Support 32/64-bit 33/66Mhz PCI Local Bus Master high-speed 
operation of Rev.2.1/2.2 specification 

Plug-and-Play installation 

One RJ-45 connector: Auto detection of 10Mbps Ethernet, 
100Mbps Fast Ethernet and 1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet & Auto 
MDI-X 

Supports 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-negotiation operation 

Full Duplex support for 10/100/1000Mbps data rates 

Auto MDI-II/MDI-X crossover for all three speeds 

Built-in 8 KB Transmit and 32 KB Receive data FIFOs  

Virtual LAN (VLAN) and long frame support. VLAN tag 
insertion supports for transmit packets. VLAN tag detection and 
removal for receive packets  

 

 


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802.3x Full duplex flow control, including automatic 
transmission of Pause frames based on Rx FIFO thresholds  

802.1D and 802.1Q priority queuing support. Supports multiple 
priority queues in both transmit and receive directions. 

Six LED indicators for easy diagnostic 

Gigabit Ethernet Technology 

Gigabit Ethernet is an extension of IEEE 802.3 Ethernet 
utilizing the same packet structure, format, and support for 
CSMA/CD protocol, full duplex, and management objects, 
but with a tenfold increase in theoretical throughput over 
100Mbps Fast Ethernet and a one hundred-fold increase 
over 10Mbps Ethernet. Since it is compatible with all 
10Mbps and 100Mbps Ethernet environments, Gigabit 
Ethernet provides a straightforward upgrade without 
wasting a company’s existing investment in hardware, 
software, and trained personnel. 
The increased speed  and extra bandwidth offered by Gigabit 
Ethernet is essential to coping with the network bottlenecks 
that frequently develop as computers and their busses get 
faster and more users use applications that generate more 
traffic. Upgrading key components, such  as your backbone 
and servers to Gigabit Ethernet can greatly improve network 
response times as well as significantly speed up the traffic 
between your subnets. 
Gigabit Ethernet enables Twisted-Pair cable connections to 
support video conferencing, complex imaging, and similar 

 


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data-intensive applications. Likewise, since data transfers 
occur 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet, servers outfitted 
with Gigabit Ethernet NIC’s are able to perform 10 times the 
number of operations in the same amount of time. 

Fast Ethernet Technology 

The growing importance of LANs and the increasing complexity of 
desktop computing applications are fueling the need for high 
performance networks.  A number of high-speed LAN technologies 
have been proposed  to provide greater bandwidth and improve 
client/server response times.  Among them, 100BASE-T (Fast 
Ethernet) provides a non-disruptive, smooth evolution from the 
current 10BASE-T technology.  The non-disruptive and smooth 
evolution nature, and the dominating potential market base, virtually 
guarantee cost effective and high performance Fast Ethernet solutions 
in the years to come. 

100Mbps Fast Ethernet is a new standard specified by the IEEE 802.3 
LAN committee.  It is an extension of the 10Mbps Ethernet standard 
with the ability to transmit and receive data at 100Mbps, while 
maintaining the CSMA/CD Ethernet protocol.  Since the 100Mbps 
Fast Ethernet is compatible with all other 10Mbps Ethernet 
environments, it provides a straightforward upgrade and takes 
advantage of the existing investment in hardware, software, and 
personnel training. 

 

 

 

 


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U

NPACKING AND 

I

NSTALLATION

 

This chapter provides unpacking and installation information for the 
LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet 
Adapter. 

Unpacking 

CAUTION: 

Under ordinary circumstances, the 

LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 

10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet  Adapter

 will not be 

affected by static charge as may be received through your body during 
handling of the unit. However, there are special circumstances where you 
may carry an extraordinarily high static charge, and possibly damage the 
card and/or your computer. It is good practice to eliminate all static 
electricity by touching a ground (an unpainted metal area of your 
computer chassis, for example) before performing any installations.

 

Open the shipping carton and carefully remove all items. In addition 
to this User's Guide, ascertain that you have: 

One LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 10/100/1000Mbps  Gigabit 
Ethernet Adapter. 

One Driver Diskette 

This User’s Guide.  

If any item is found missing or damaged, please contact your local 
reseller for replacement. 

 

 

 

 


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Installing the Gigabit Ethernet Card 

1. Shut down the computer, unplugs its power cord, and remove the 

chassis cover. 

2. Insert the contact edge of the Gigabit Ethernet card into the 

connector of any available PCI Bus Master expansion slot. Press 
the card firmly into the connector such that the card’s contacts are 
fully seated in the connector,  This card can put either in 32-bit or 
64-bit PCI slot, but it is recommended that the card to put in the 64-
bit PCI slot to have the maximum performance. 

3. Install the bracket screw which secures the card to the computer 

chassis. 

4. Replace the computer’s chassis cover. 

5. Reconnect the computer’s power cord, and switch computer power 

on. If the BIOS section of your computer’s boot program is Plug-
and-Play compliant, then at power-up the BIOS will automatically 
configure any newly installed the Gigabit Ethernet Card. 

NOTE: 

Due to a fault in some Plug-n-Play BIOS programs, it happens occasionally 
that a newly installed adapter is  assigned an Interrupt Number which is 
already assigned to another device. In such a case,  the conflict of Interrupt 
Number will cause faults in the behavior of both devices. Then it is necessary 
to run the CMOS Setup utility, and manually assign a non -conflicting Interrupt 
Number.  

 

 

 

 


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Connecting the Network Cable 

Four pair of Cat.5 UTP or STP cable with RJ-45 connector is required 
for the  LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 10/100/1000Mbps  Gigabit 
Ethernet Adapter. You can use standard or crossover cable to connect 
the switch MDI-X or MDI-II port, because the LevelOne GNC-0101T 
64bit 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet  Adapter will adjust the 
correct signal automatically. 

Software Installation 

Before you connect the LevelOne GNC-0101T 64bit 
10/100/1000Mbps  Gigabit Ethernet Adapter to the network, you have 
to install the network driver first. The driver for each networking 
operating system is under a separate directory. A HELP.EXE file 
under root directory lists the information and detailed installation 
procedure of all the available drivers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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LED I

NDICATORS

 

1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Link (1000) 

 

This indicator lights green when the Gigabit Card is connects to 
1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet Network. 

100Mbps Fast Ethernet Link (100) 
 

This indicator lights green when the Gigabit Card is connects to 
100Mbps Fast Ethernet Network. 

10Mbps Fast Ethernet Link (10) 
 

This  indicator lights green when the Gigabit Card is connects to 
10Mbps Ethernet Network. 

Full-duplex mode (COL) 

 

This LED indicator lights green when the Gigabit Card is work on 
full duplex (FDX) mode. 

Collision  (COL) 

 

This LED indicator blinking green when collisions are occurring 
on the Gigabit Card. 

Activity (ACT) 

 

This indicator blinking green will be transmitting or received data 
on the network.  

 


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T

ECHNICAL 

S

PECIFICATIONS

 

General

 

Standards 

IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet 

IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet  

IEEE 802.3z 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet  

IEEE 802.3u Auto-Negotiation and Parallel Detection 

IEEE 802.3x Flow Control 

IEEE 802.1D & 802.1Q  priority queuing support. 

Protocol 

CSMA/CD 

Data Transfer 
Rate 

Ethernet: 10Mbps (half), 20Mbps (full) 

Fast Ethernet: 100Mbps (half), 200Mbps (full) 

Gigabit Ethernet: 1000Mbps (half), 2000Mbps (full) 

Topology 

Star 

Network Cables 

Ethernet: 2-pair UTP Cat. 3,4,5 , EIA/TIA- 568 STP 

Fast Ethernet: 2-pair UTP Cat. 5, EIA/TIA-568 STP 

Gigabit Ethernet: 4-pair UTP Cat.5, EIA/TIA-568 STP 

LED Indicator 

10 Link, 100 Link, 1000 Link, FDX, Collision, Activity  

RJ-45 Port 

Auto MDI-II/MDI-X port 

Physical and Environmental

 

Power 
Consumption 

10 watts. (max.) 

Temperature 

Operating: -10

°

 ~ 50

°

 C, Storage: -10

°

 ~ 70

°

 C 

Humidity 

Operating: 10% ~ 90%, Storage: 5% ~ 90% 

Dimensions 

164 x 69   mm (W x H) 

EMI: 

FCC Class B, CE Mark B, VCCI-B