CyberSpace Freedom™ Series
ISDN Access Cards

CyberSpace Card

the Interface to Cyberspace ™

Installation Manual for Windows NT Systems


PO Box 3000
San Gregorio CA 94074 USA
Tel: 650-712-3000
Fax: 650-712-3003

CyberSpace Freedom Series Installation Manual for Windows NT Systems
03/01/98© Copyright 1998 ISDN*tek, Inc. Printed in U.S.A.

All rights reserved. ISDN*tek grants these rights to users of the ISDN*tek product for the customer's use in the normal operation and maintenance of the product. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopied, recorded, or otherwise), in instances other than those intended, without prior written permission from ISDN*tek, Inc.

CyberSpace Freedom, CyberSpace Card, CyberSpace Machines, “the Interface to Cyberspace”, PC*TE, CyberSpace Internet, CyberSpace Commuter, CyberSpace Enterprise, and ISDN*tek are trademarks of ISDN*tek, Inc. 5ESS is a trademark of AT&T. IBM/PC/XT/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Chameleon and NetManage are trademarks of NetManage, Inc. InterRamp is a trademark of Performance Systems International, Inc. All other product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

ISDN*tek assumes no responsibility for the use of any circuitry other than circuitry embodied in ISDN*tek products. No other circuit patent licenses are implied.

Information furnished by ISDN*tek is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, no responsibility is assumed by ISDN*tek for its use, nor for any infringements of patents or other rights of third parties which may result from its use. No license is granted by implications or otherwise under any patent or patent right of ISDN*tek. Further, ISDN*tek reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the content hereof without obligation to notify any person or organization of such revision or changes; and ISDN*tek makes no commitment to update the information contained herein.

For more information see Copyright, Trademark, Patent & Warranty Information in Appendix C.

Table of Contents

Chapter One - What You Need

Chapter Two - Install Software

Chapter Three - Installing Your CyberSpace Card

Chapter Four - Installing Components Under NT 4.0

Chapter Five - Setup Dial-Up Networking


Chapter One

What You Need

Computer Requirements

Other Software/Hardware Requirements

The ISDN Telephone Requirements[Handset]

How to Order your ISDN Line

Your local phone company may use switching equipment from AT&T (5ESS), Northern Telecom (DMS100), or Siemens ( EWSD). The phone company will configure your line based on their central office (CO) equipment as well as your terminal equipment (TE). Your CyberSpace card (TE) will automatically work with all of that equipment without any special configuration on your part. However, it is important to provide the phone company with the template on the next page.

Pacific Bell has extensively tested the CyberSpace cards and has come up with a template for their engineers to use in programming ISDN lines for the CyberSpace products. Other telephone companies may also find this line translation information helpful. We are reprinting that table for the convenience of your telephone company service representative. When you call your telephone company’s ISDN order department, give them the information provided in the template.

When your line is installed, the phone company will provide you with your telephone (Directory) number and your Service Profile Indentifier (SPID). You may receive one set of numbers or two sets, depending on your telephone company’s equipment. Record this information, as you will need it later for hardware and software setups of any ISDN equipment that you install.

Directory#1 ____________________________________

SPID#1 ____________________________________

Directory#2 ____________________________________

SPID#2 ____________________________________

ISDN*tek CyberSpace Card Line Configuration Template

(B-Channels for CSV and CSD)
(D-channel for signalling only)
# channels for CSV
# channels for CSD
Terminal Type
# of Call Appear
Display (Y/N)
Prefer Ringing/Idle
Autohold (Y/N)
Onetouch (Y/N)


A or D


A or D

(Voice and Data for each B-channel)
(No D-channel packets)
Functional Signalling
PVC Protocol Version
Dynamic TEI
Max# Programmable Keys
Release Key (N/Key#)
Ringing Indicator (Y/N)





(Voice and Data for each B-channel)
(No D-channel packets)
Terminal Type


Class 1

Other Ordering Options (not required)

This section is purely optional. In addition to using the previous Line Configuration Template, you may also choose your own line configuration based on your current needs, economics, or future requirements, since each telephone company may bill differently for each group of options. The following capability sets are compatible with ISDN*tek equipment and may be viewed as alternative options for ordering your line. ISDN*tek recommends choice “M” for the most flexibility, which is the default selection for the previous Line Configuration Template.

NIUF Capability Sets for Ordering ISDN for the CyberSpace Card

NIUF    Cyber   # of    Chan      Typical Use
Code    Card    Chan    Type      Description
-----   -----   -----   -------   ------------------------------
B.      I       (1B)    CSD       64K Internet access (data only)
C.      I,C     (1B)    CSVD      64K Internet OR voice
G.      I,C     (2B)    CSD+CSV   64K Internet AND voice (best
                                    choice for 64K Internet and POTS)
I.      I       (2B)    CSD+CSD   64K or 128K Internet (data only)
J.      I,C     (2B)    CSD+CSVD  64K Internet and voice, OR 128K 
                                    Internet (Good choice for 128K
                                    Internet and sporadic POTS)
K.      I,C     (2B)    CSD+CSVD  same as J but wih some calling 
                                    features that are not used by 
                                    the CyberSpace cards.
L.      I,C     (2B)    CSD+CSVD  same as K but with EKTS for an ISDN 
                                    telephone set with programmable 
                                    feature keys.
M.      I,C     (2B)    CSVD+CSVD 64K data and voice, OR 128K data, 
                                    OR two voice lines (best choice 
                                    for the Commuter Card and the 
                                    most flexible choice for the 
                                    Internet Card with POTS)


Chapter Two

Install Software

Setup Program

BEFORE installing the Networking in NT4.0, run the isdntek.exe that shipped with your CyberSpace board.

The ISDNTEST install/test program provides configuration assistance for your ISDN*tek CyberSpace Card. There are many systems that must work together to provide you with a seamless interface to CyberSpace, and this card sits squarely in the middle. For this reason, it is important to check each interface at every step of the installation.

System Requirements for Install/Test Program:

Note: This installation and test software may have been distributed in compressed format.

IMPORTANT: When running the installation program ISDNTEK.EXE, be sure to choose the DLL installation option. The default VxD driver installation WILL NOT WORK in Windows NT.

From the Windows Program Manager, select Run, and enter A:ISDNTEK.EXE to auto install from the distribution diskette. The following programs and files will be decompressed and copied to the directory that you specify in the installation procedure.

IMPORTANT: Two files required by some applications are not included on the installation diskette. They will be created when you run the ISDNtest program:

The ISDNtek.exe self-extraction program writes all files to a temporary location on disk. A setup program is automatically invoked to allow you to choose a destination subdirectory and to install or un-install the VxD or DLL drivers. The default VxD installation is recommended for all but NT and OS/2 users.

The 32-bit VxD-based ISDN Driver (vwinisdn.386) is the default at installation, and in addition to allowing simultaneous use of Dial Up Networking and WinISDN-based applications, it is ShivaPPP approved for communicating with the LanRover on a Novell network from Win 3.1x and Windows for Workgroups (WFW) machines.

An NT subdirectory is created containing Drivers for NT machines. ISdn*tek currently supports Windows NT version 4.0.

After installing the files, reboot Windows, select the Test ISDN Hardware icon or run the ISDNtest.exe program to configure and test your ISDN hardware.

Chapter Three

Installing Your CyberSpace Card

CyberSpace Card Hardware Settings

SW1, the 8-position DIP Switch, sets the segment address. The boards are factory set as shown, setting the memory segment to D000h. If your system's resources for the factory settings are already allocated to something else you will need to change the switch settings. See below for more details.

[Setting Your Hardware]

The interrupt is set using the IRQ jumpers at the bottom of the board. The default setting is IRQ10. Change the jumper if you need to allocate the IRQ to a different setting -- that is if your system resources for IRQ 10 are already in use (See NT Diagnostics in Administrative Tools for available resources). Typical IRQ assignments are listed below. Make a note of your IRQ settings, you may need to enter in this information later.

Four Common Memory Address Switch Settings

The full range of Memory Addresses from 0000 to FFFF are available to the board through switch settings. Four are shown:

[Typical Memory Addresses]

Change the switch settings if you need to -- that is if your system's memory resources for the factory default settings are already in use (for available resources, see NT Diagnostics in Administrative Tools). Make a note of these settings, you may need to enter in this information later.

Typical IRQ Assignments

Below is a table of typical IRQ assignments. Check for possible conflicts before assigning an IRQ to your CyberSpace Card.

S/T Termination Resistors

[W3/W4]The CyberSpace boards with an S/T-interface provide100 ohm termination resistors that are preset with jumpers on W3 and W4 near the phone jack. Removing the jumpers will remove the resistors from the circuit. These jumpers will generally remain as set on the board unless additional equipment is on the same phone line. The CyberSpace+Plus boards, with a U-interface, do not use termination resistors.

The PC

Turn off all Power to machine and unplug from wall power. Remove PC cover to expose the ISA-bus. Carefully install the CyberSpace Card in any empty PC-AT slot. Plug Telephone (8-wire) cable into the RJ-45 socket on the board if using the CyberSpace Card; or plug standard 4-wire cable into the RJ-11 socket on the card if using the CyberSpace+Plus Card with onboard NT1. Plug a Handset/Headset into the smaller jack on the CyberSpace Card if your card includes a voice feature. Replace cover on PC.

Power up Systems

Plug PC into power source. Turn on PC. It should boot up normally. Plug the loose end of the telephone cable into the S/T socket of your NT1 (or directly into the wall jack if using the CyberSpace+Plus Card with onboard NT1).

Handset/Headset for Voice

For voice applications, the Commuter Card has a standard 4-wire jack for a handset or headset. Generally, the handset from your existing analog phone should work just fine. Headsets are available in a wide variety of styles, and most of them include a volume control for comfort and aural safety. Not all headsets will work with the CyberSpace Commuter card, so ISDN*tek will be publishing a list of compatible types on it’s homepage at

Chapter Four

Installing Components Under NT 4.0

Installing Network Components

[Network Setup Wizard]

This Network Setup Wizard above is the final screen shown as you finish installing NT 4.0. It is also the first screen you get when bringing up the Network icon under Control Panel to begin installing Network components.

NOTE: If networking is already installed on your machine, you will NOT get the Network Wizard screens above and below. Instead you will get a networking screen with multiple tabs that show what components are installed. In this case, select the Adapters tab, and add the ISDN*tek adapter as shown on the second screen below.

[Network Setup Wizard]Click on "Select from list" which will display a list of adapters (below). DO NOT choose ISDN*tek from the list, since you will need to install the latest drivers you received from ISDN*tek. Instead, install drivers from your disk.

[Select Network Adapter]Select Have Disk.

[Insert Disk]You will be directing the search to a subdirectory created when the file isdntek.exe was run. The default path is C:\isdntek\nt40.

[Select OEM Option]
After installing from the disk, an interim screen will list available ISDN*tek adapters.

[Network Setup Wizard]After choosing from the list you will be returned to the following display with your chosen ISDN*tek adapter now listed.

Click Next. This begins the protocol Setup.

[Network Setup Wizard]Most users select TCP/IP Protocol (LAN users might select NetBEUI).

Click Next.

[Network Setup Wizard]The Network Setup for ISDN requires that the main RAS Service be added.

Click Select from list.

NOTE: For existing network installations, you can check under the Services tab to see if Remote Access Service has already been installed.

[Select Network Service]Highlight Remote Access Service.

Click OK.

[Network Setup Wizard]RAS has now been added and your screen of services will now include Remote Access Service as shown here.

The first phase of network installation is now complete.

Click Next.

Click on Finish, but DO NOT RESTART the system at this time. You have completed the data entry and NT now copies some files from disk or CD and launches the Remote Access Services and Adapter installation process.

RAS Installs ISDN*tek Adapter

Now RAS begins to install the ISDN*tek adapter:
[Setup Message]

[ISDNTEK]IRQ 10 and Memory Base 0xD0000 are the physical default settings on the board and also software defaults, set in the oemsetnt.inf file.

Enter your SPID fields. If necessary, change default IRQ and Memory settings here.

0[ISDN*tek Isdn Bus Location]The bus settings shown here are correct for almost all users.

Click OK.

The next screen (not shown) allows you to add the ISDN lines to RAS. You must choose at least one line, ISDN1 or ISDN2, and select Add. After adding one or both lines, continue to the next screen which will display the ISDN lines that have been added to RAS.

[Remote Access Setup]After adding ISDN lines, the RAS screen will appear as seen here:

Now select ISDN1 and click Configure.

[Configure Port Usage]Change the default ISDN1 line configuration to Dial Out as well as Receive calls. ISDN2 should be left in the default Dial Out only.

Click OK to return to the previous screen.

Then click Continue.

[Network Setup Wizard]Click on Next until the installation finishes.

NOTE: For existing Network installations, click on OK from the main Network panel.

[Network Setup Wizard]Just click on Next until the installation finishes.

[Network Setup Wizard]Click Finish and restart your computer.

Chapter Five

Set Up Dial-Up Networking

Before using your ISDN*tek card to make a call, you will need to set up a phone book entry, or number to call.The path from the Start Button is Start, Programs, Accessories and, finally, Dial-Up Networking.

[New Phonebook Entry Wizard]Enter data and click Next.

[Server]Select all that apply in the Server window and click Next.

[Modem or Adapter]You may choose at this point to do multi-link for 128kbps, or just a 64kbps single-channel call. remember that you can always come back to Dial-Up Networking and create more Dial-Up connection profiles; one for each Internet provider or remote LAN Connection.

[Phone Number]Enter the number you will dial into here.

Click Next.

[New Phonebook Entry Wizard]Click on Finish to save your phonebook entry.

Congratulations, now you are ready to dial into the network!

Appendix A

Hardware Specifications

General Board Specifications

Computer Requirements

S-interface Electrical Specifications

U-interface Electrical Specifications

(ANSI standard T1.601-1988 compatible)

Environmental Specifications

Appendix B

FCC Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits 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 in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following:

Standard shielded cables and I/O cords must be used for this equipment to comply with the relevant FCC regulations. Changes or modifications not expressly approved in writing by ISDN*tek may void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Appendix C

Limited Warranty

ISDN*tek warrants to the original owner that the product delivered in this package will be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year following the date of purchase - but only if you register by returning or faxing the registration card as indicated. This warranty does not cover the product if it is damaged in the process of being installed. ISDN*tek recommends that you have a qualified service technician install this product.

The above warranty is in lieu of any other warranty, whether express, implied, or statutory; including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty arising out of any proposal, specification, or sample. The User must determine if this product is suitable for any given application. ISDN*tek cannot warrant the suitability of this product for any specific application other than connection to the Internet through National ISDN 1 and for voice calls using a telephone handset. The CyberSpace Commuter Card is a digital product and will only provide voice capabilities through an approved handset or headset, not through an analog (POTS) telephone. It is not an analog modem and it can not communicate with an analog modem.

This warranty does not cover replacement of products damaged by abuse, accident, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, disaster, improper installation, or improper testing. If the product is found to be otherwise defective, ISDN*tek, at its option, will replace or repair the product at no charge except as set forth below, provided that you deliver the product along with a return material authorization (RMA) number (see below) either to the company from whom you purchased it or to ISDN*tek. If you ship the product, you must assume the risk of damage or loss in transit. You must use the original container (or the equivalent) and pay the shipping charge. ISDN*tek may replace or repair the product with either a new or reconditioned product, and the returned product becomes ISDN*tek’s property. ISDN*tek warrants the repaired or replaced product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of the greater of 90 days from the return shipping date or the period of time remaining on the original one year warranty.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. All parts or components contained in this product are covered by ISDN*tek’s limited warranty for this product; the product may contain fully tested, recycled parts, warranted as if new.

Before returning any product, contact the ISDN*tek Customer Service Group at the main telephone number, to obtain an RMA number. If the Customer Service Group verifies that the product is defective, they will have a Return Material Authorization number issued to you. This number should be placed on the outer packaging when returning the product. ISDN*tek cannot accept any returned product without an RMA number on the package.

Limitation of Liability and Remedies

ISDN*tek shall have no liability for any indirect or speculative damages (including, without limiting the foregoing, consequential, incidental, and special damages) arising from the use of or inability to use this product, whether arising out of contract, negligence, tort, or under any warranty, irrespective of whether ISDN*tek has advance notice of the possibility of any such damages, including, but not limited to loss of use, business interruptions, and loss of profits. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ISDN*tek’s total liability for all claims under this agreement shall not exceed the price paid for the product. These limitations on potential liabilities were an essential element in setting the product price. ISDN*tek neither assumes, nor authorizes anyone to assume for it, any other liabilities.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.

Copyright, Trademark, Patent & Warranty Information

Please read before copying the CyberSpace Card Installation Manual.

The CyberSpace Card Installation Manual dated 03/01/98 contains information related to products and services of ISDN*tek. Contents are provided as a courtesy to ISDN*tek's customers and potential customers. By accessing, copying, or using any information contained in this HTML/online manual, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described in this Legal Notice.

Copyright Notice

The documentation contained in this HTML/online manual is owned and copyrighted by ISDN*tek. Copyright © 1998 ISDN*tek, PO Box 3000, San Gregorio, CA 94074, USA, all rights reserved.

License to Copy Information

You are licensed to copy documentation from the HTML/online manual provided you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Failure to comply with these terms and conditions will terminate the license.

Other Intellectual Property Rights

ISDN*tek, CyberSpace Freedom, CyberSpace Card, CyberSpace Machines, "the Interface to CyberSpace", PC*TE, CyberSpace Internet, CyberSpace Commuter, CyberSpace Enterprise, and other names of ISDN*tek products, product features, and services are trademarks and/or service marks of ISDN*tek in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned in this HTML/online manual may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Nothing contained in this legal notice shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or any other legal theory, a license or right to any patent, trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property right, except those expressly provided herein. The products, processes, and other technology described in this HTML/online manual may be the subject of other intellectual property rights owned by ISDN*tek or by third parties, and no licenses are granted herein.


No warranties: the documentation provided is "as is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, noninfringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event shall ISDN*tek or ots suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, or loss of information) arising out of the use of or inability to use the documentation provided in this HTML/online manual, even if ISDN*tek has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, some of the above limitations may not aply to you.

ISDN*tek further does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, or other items contained within this HTML/online manual. ISDN*tek may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice. ISDN*tek makes no commitment to update this documentation.

Copyright © 1998 ISDN*tek, PO Box 3000, San Gregorio, CA 94074, USA, all rights reserved.
By using any information in this HTML
manual, you agree to be bound by the terms of ISDN*tek's Legal Notice.