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RocketPort® ISA Hardware Installation. If you are installing a rack mount interface box: The RM16-RJ45 and RM32-RJ45 are sturdy enough to allow you to stack several units on a shelf, or you can mount it directly into a rack. Make sure that you have installed the RocketPort card or cards before connecting a rack mount interface.
RocketPort® ISA Hardware Installation
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If you are installing a rack mount interface box:
The RM16-RJ45 and RM32-RJ45 are sturdy enough to
allow you to stack several units on a shelf, or you can
mount it directly into a rack.
Make sure that you have installed the RocketPort card
or cards before connecting a rack mount interface.
place the unit on a stable surface, or
attach the L brackets to the interface using the
screws supplied with the unit, and attach the L
bracket into your rack.
Note: You can mount the unit facing in either
Optionally, for all rack mount interfaces, attach the
10-foot cable or the 3-foot cable to the interface and
the RocketPort card, or attach the 3-foot and 10-
foot cables together.
Note: The cables are interchangeable. You may
connect either or both cables depending upon the
distance between the card and the rack. The
maximum distance permitted between the
interface box and card is 15 feet.
Optionally, for the RM32-RJ45, attach the two
cables to the card and the interface. The connector
labeled J1 corresponds to Host A (Ports 0 - 15), and
the connector labeled J2 (closest to the bus)
corresponds to Host B (Ports 16 - 32).
Do not connect 16-port adapters located in
different machines to the RM32-RJ45. It is
possible to damage the interface and adapter
card if the interface is connected to two PCs
using separate line power sources.
Connect your peripheral devices.
10. Use the
documentation or device driver readme file to install
the driver to complete your installation.
Note: If you are installing this on an EISA machine, you
may need the
RocketPort Interface Overview
The RocketPort series provides several interface options:
Note: The ISA-only RocketPort 8J does not support NT
RAS, as it lacks the full set of modem control lines.
Quadcable and Octacable fanout cables, which are
available with the following configurations:
Quadcable DB25 and DB9.
Octacable DB25, DB9, and RJ45.
Standard interface boxes are available in several
RS-232 mode-only or switch-selectable RS-232/422;
both models have female DB25 connectors.
Surge interface box that is switch-selectable
RS-232/422 with male DB25 connectors.
Note: RS-422 supports up to 10 multidrop devices.
Rocketport Express Drivers
Note: The RJ45 cable is not displayed.
Comtrol Rocketport Driver