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                          3Com (R) Corporation
                    3Com NIC Driver Update Kit for the
       3C90x Fast EtherLink XL/EtherLink XL PCI Bus Master NIC Family
                             Version 5.3

This document describes the procedures for using the 3Com NIC Driver 
Update Kit to upgrade your driver and diagnostic program to the version 
of the software that is included on the EtherCD (R) version 5.3 for the 
3C90x Fast EtherLink XL/EtherLink XL PCI Bus Master NIC Family.  

The 3Com NIC Driver Update Kit makes it possible to update your network 
software without having to use the control panel.  It can also be used 
to update many systems on a network automatically by using NetWare login 
scripts or software version management system.

1) The update program will run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millenium,
   Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000

2) At least one 3C90x Fast EtherLink XL/EtherLink XL PCI Bus Master NIC
   must be installed in the system. 

Procedures for Updating the Driver and Diagnostic Program
1) Click Start.

2) In the start menu, click Run...

3) On the Run window, click Browse...

4) Find and click on the program Update.exe that came with this readme file

5) In the Browse window, click OK.

6) In the Run window, click OK.

7) On the 3Com NIC Driver Update Kit Windows, click Update Network Software.

8) Click OK when the update program finishes updating the network software.

9) Reboot your computer. This step is not necessary for Windows 2000, unless
there are more NICs to be inserted into the system.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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