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Review of the Intel® AnyPoint™ Home Network
Last updated: 07/29/03

HARDWARE INSTALLATION.  Although the following diagram looks like "a can of worms," setting up the hardware is really simple.  You don't even need to refer to the Guides because a wiring diagram is right on the upper part of the AnyPoint adapter and all of connectors on AnyPoint adapter are clearly labeled--a no-brainer.

There is another variation of this diagram in the Hardware Installation Guide.  That is where you want to use two telephone lines: one line for the Internet and the other for the AnyPoint network and telephone.  With the second line, you can use the phone while connected to the Internet.

The one thing which is missing in the Hardware Installation Guide and is buried in the User's Guide, is configuring the printer port in the computer's CMOS Setup.  Although the AnyPoint adapter may (and may not) work with printer port set to SPP (normal) it will run much faster with the port set to the IEEE 1284 Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) protocol,  ECP/EPP, ECP, or "bi-directional," in that order.   EPP is the protocol developed for non-printer peripherals, such as the external AnyPoint adapter.  ECP, or the Extended Capability Port protocol, was developed by Hewlett Packard and Microsoft for use with printers and scanners.  EPP and ECP/EPP (which is ECP plus EPP) are the fastest.  In my opinion, the first thing a user should do is to check the printer port configuration and verify that the printer will work in the best configuration after wiring-up the AnyPoint components (some printers may have to have the AnyPoint printer driver installed before they will work; mine worked without it).  To omit this step from the instructions is to assume (hope) that the port is already properly configured and to leave the remedy, if it isn't, as trouble-shooting step, which should be avoided/prevented in the first place.

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