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FarSync WAN M1P v2 - Synchronous PCMCIA card - for Windows

The FarSync WAN M1P v2 PCMCIA card provides synchronous X.21, V.35 and RS232C network connectivity to laptops and other platforms that use the PCMCIA card format. The adapter provides connectivity to a wide variety of communications networks including Leased Lines, the Internet, Satellite systems and connection to a BRENT.

FarSync WAN M1P - PCMCIA synchronous comms card
FarSync WAN cards - validated by Microsoft as Designed for Windows XP
Download the product datasheet in Acrobat PDF format here.
FarSync WAN M1P - PCMCIA Card Product Datasheet, Get Reader


The FarSync WAN M1P v2 card provides the solution for your X.21, V.35, RS530 and RS232C synchronous connectivity requirements in a PCMCIA Card format. Whether you are connecting to the Internet, a satellite link, a private network using TCP/IP or connecting sites using Leased Lines, this FarSync adapter provides the connectivity solution.

The card installs seamlessly as a plug and play device under Windows 2000 and XP on both single and multiprocessor systems. The interface to the card is presented as an NDIS (LAN) driver with TCP/IP running over PPP with optional authentication by CHAP or PAP (RFC 1334). FarSync WAN drivers have been validated by Microsoft as 'Designed for Windows XP'.

The product is supplied with its own multi-channel Line Monitor utility.

The FarSync WAN M1P v2 card supports PC connections to secure BRENT units using an X.21 connection.

For developers who need an API to access the HDLC or Bitstream support on the card directly, the FarSync OEM M1P v2 should be used instead. The FarSync OEM range includes a Developers Toolkit that supports application development using the card's API. See FarSync OEM M1P card for further details.

Typical Applications

The synchronous FarSync WAN M1P v2 adapter is suitable for connection to TCP/IP networks. Typical applications include:

  • Internet access from laptops
  • Remote office access over leased lines
  • Laptop access to synchronous based services
  • Connections to BRENT
  • WAN access to systems using PCMCIA for external devices
  • Satellite Multicasting
  • Portable Satellite data access

Installation and Configuration

Easy installation and fast configuration are features of the product, on-line help and documentation is provided. M-Series cards are 'plug-and-play' compatible supporting Windows XP and 2000. The NDIS (LAN) interface allows the line to appear like a LAN port allowing very simple and quick installation. The FarSync WAN drivers have been tested and validated by Microsoft as 'designed for Windows XP'.

Line Monitor and Diagnostics

The FarSync product is supplied with a high performance multi-channel line monitor that allows the user to record, display and store line traffic with full protocol decoding, click here for a sample screen. Comments can even be inserted into the line trace to assist later analysis.

    Click for a larger Line Monitor Image


There are a number of different cable and connector configurations available. The FarSync WAN product range table lists the cables available by card type.  Crossover cables, sometimes referred to as null modem cables are also detailed.

Product Packaging

The product includes the complete set of software drivers, a line monitor software, documentation supplied on CD-ROM, a quick start guide, and the communications card. The cables are purchased separately, see the Product Range for details. New versions of the software are available for free download as they are released.

Technical Specifications - General and Hardware Features
Product Name FarSync WAN M1P v2
Product code FS8133
Warranty 5 years
Hardware Features
Card type PCMCIA type II PC Card
PC card cable connector FCI rocard
Max port count 1 port
Network Interfaces

RS232C (V.24) - 25 pin male D type,
X.21 (V.11/ RS422) - 15 pin male D type,
V.35 - MRAC-34 male 'brick' type,
RS530 (EIA-530) - 25 pin male D type,
RS449 can also be supported

Link speed range RS232C: 150 baud to 128 Kbits/s
X21, V35, RS530: up to 512 Kbits/s
Special Connections The FarSync WAN M1P v2 adapter can be used to interface to BRENT units for secure connections
ESD protection Yes, Littelfuse high speed ESD and over-voltage protection
Approvals EN55022 class B, CE
MTBF 468,787 hours. Bellcore Method 1 Case 3, 40 deg.C ambient, 15 deg.C case temperature rise above ambient
Power requirements < 150 mA @ +5v
< 0.75 watts
Cable type compatibility Cables are ordered separately, see Cables for FarSync M-Series cards
Internal/External Line Clocking Both external and internal. The internal clock range is from 9,600 baud to 512 Kbits/s on RS232C and X.21 type connections only. No special cables are required to use internal clocks

Software Technical Specifications
Standard interfaces
NDIS (LAN), each line appears as a LAN port
TCP/IP, over PPP, with CHAP or PAP authentication (RFCs 1661, 1332, 1334)
Plug and Play
Applications tested and supported

Microsoft's Netmeeting
FarSite's FarSync TCP-X25 GP Gateway, FarSync TCP-X25 POS Gateway and FarSync TCP-X25 SMS Router

Multi channel line monitor to record, display and store line traffic included
Multiple cards
Yes, 2 or more per PC, only limited by PC resources
On-line manual
Full installation and configuration instructions included
Operating systems supported
Windows XP, Windows 2000

Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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Last updated: 12-Nov-2007