release.txt Driver File Contents (nk1000t32bit.zip)

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                       Altima Gigabit Ethernet Driver

         For Microsoft Windows Win95 (Retail & OSR2) ; Windows NT 4.0  ;
Windows 98SE; Windows 2000 ; Windows Me ; Windows XP 32 ; Windows XP IA-64 

                  Copyright (c) 2000-2001 Altima Corporation

                              All rights reserved.


  Version     Release Date
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3.00           1/4/02

Changes from prior release:

1. 	Revised Shutdown and Halt entry of Windows NDIS Drivers; to conform with
     Win98 and WinXP versions.


  Version     Release Date
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2.99           12/26/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	Release new Windows v2.98 Driver Set; to correct Wake On Lan Certification issue on 
     WinMe Operating System.



  Version     Release Date
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2.98           12/17/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	Correction for DriverVerfier use of resources for DMA operations.


  Version     Release Date
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2.97           12/11/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	Driver changed for ChecksumOffload and WakeOnLan Pattern Match regarding XP
     Certification tests.



  Version     Release Date
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2.96           12/10/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	Enabled RX TCP and IP Checksum Offloading by hardware for NDIS51 Windows XP Driver.


 Version     Release Date
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2.95           12/07/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	 Update setting of LED for proper display of 10 Mb speed when forced to 10 Mb.
2.   Set mapped registers to recommended value by Windows XP.



 Version     Release Date
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2.94           12/05/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	 Correct mapped register issue detected by XP Driver Verifier for a1kxp32.sys driver.



 Version     Release Date
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2.93           11/29/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	 Set proper AutoNegotiate Speed for WakeOnLan.



 Version     Release Date
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2.92           11/29/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	 Changed Nwuf memory base to 0x0000 for WakeOnLan Magic Packet.



 Version     Release Date
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2.90           11/29/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	 Reviewed and changed  PlugnPlay Halt/SetupCopperPhy/SetNwuf functions
      for WakeOnLan tests.


  Version     Release Date
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2.89           11/29/01

Changes from prior release:

1. 	 Change default setting of AutoNegotiate to False in LM_GetAdapterInfo



  Version     Release Date
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2.87           11/28/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Proper setting of vaux power for WOL tests.



   Version     Release Date
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2.86           11/26/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Corrected Windows XP Certification failure with  NdisQueryBuffer  and also 
    OID_GEN_XMIT_OK and OID_GEN_RCV_OK  handling.





   Version     Release Date
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2.85           11/21/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Corrected NDIS51 (Windows XP) Support of Wake On Lan and Power Management  and
    CheckSum Offload capabilities.



   Version     Release Date
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2.84           11/21/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Fixed Intermittent problem reading PHY registers.



   Version     Release Date
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2.83           11/16/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Windows Certification correction changes:
    a. Link_Polarity set to low for AC1000 in 10Mbps when entering D3 power state
    b. Set GPIO0 and GPIO2 high at the same time



Version     Release Date
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2.8           11/02/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Updated WakeOnLan device handling, for Windows Certification testing.



Version     Release Date
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2.7           10/18/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Corrected driver fault when Line Speed was being set in "Advanced Options".

2. Corrected 10M LED operation when users force AC1001 or AC1002 to 10Mbps speed
    with NDIS5 or NDIS4.




Version     Release Date
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2.6           10/09/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Fixed Wake On Lan (WOL) and Standby Certification issues at various speeds.




Version     Release Date
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2.5           09/24/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Fixed Altima cable unplug problem at 1Gb.  Also requires 2.4 EEPROM or  later.

2. Updated configuration selection for various Altima adapter packet size supports.




Version     Release Date
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2.4           09/10/01

Changes from prior release:

1. Fixed problem booting up without cable connected.



Version     Release Date
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2.3           09/06/01

Feature Support Note:
1. Transmit and receive Flow Control is not supported on Altima Copper/Fibre Adapters.
   Please disregard Windows NT 4 Help references and configuration tabs under 
   network adapter properties.

Changes from prior release:

1. Corrected Windows 2000 installation issue reported by Windows Certification test.
2. Corrected Adapter operation in 10 Mbs mode.


Version     Release Date
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2.2           08/03/01

Feature Support Note:
1. Transmit and receive Flow Control is not supported on Altima Copper/Fibre Adapters.
   Please disregard Windows NT 4 Help references and configuration tabs under 
   network adapter properties.

Changes from prior release:

1.  Corrected Initialization issue with Altima Fiber Interface Adapters


Version     Release Date
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2.1           08/02/01

Feature Support Note:
1. Transmit and receive Flow Control is not supported on Altima Copper/Fibre Adapters.
   Please disregard Windows NT 4 Help references and configuration tabs under 
   network adapter properties.

Changes from prior release:

1. Added support for current chip versions A2 and B4




Version     Release Date
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2.0           08/01/01

Feature Support Note:
1. Transmit and receive Flow Control is not supported on Altima Copper/Fibre Adapters.
   Please disregard Windows NT 4 Help references and configuration tabs under 
   network adapter properties.

Changes from prior release:
1. Increased Driver Version to 2.0 and added support for Altima 1001 , Altima 1002 ,
    Altima 1003 Adapters in Driver  and installation    .inf     files.

2. Added Microsoft Windows95 "Retail" Build 1950 compatibility which was the original
   Operataing System released and was later upgraded to OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2). 

3. Driver crash after running ping for 30 minutes on an Athlon MP.



Version     Release Date
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1.36          06/1/01

Feature Support Note:
1. Transmit and receive Flow Control is not supported on Altima Copper/Fibre Adapters.
   Please disregard Windows NT 4 Help references and configuration tabs under 
   network adapter properties.

Changes from prior release:
1. Added NDIS 3 Driver Binary to Release package for proper MS Windows 95 Support.



Version     Release Date
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1.35          04/13/01

Feature Support Note:
1. Transmit and receive Flow Control is not supported on Altima Copper/Fibre Adapters.
   Please disregard Windows NT 4 Help references and configuration tabs under 
   network adapter properties.

Changes from prior release:
1. Corrected WakeOnLan operation for Altima Copper Adapters.



Version     Release Date
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1.34          04/02/01

Changes from prior release:
1. Changed driver loading for Windows 98, so that it would not cause invalid code
    exception if the Operating System is not Windows 98 Second Edition.
	In Win98 and WinME and Win2K ; you must uninstall the Altima adapter using 
	control panel and start an add hardware operation to read the new installation 
	setting file ( .inf ) and accept the new driver for the card.




Version     Release Date
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1.33          03/26/01

Changes from prior release:
1. Enhanced installation inf files to display Copper/Fibre boards;
   and install capability for MS Windows ME and Win98 and XP.




Version     Release Date
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1.32          03/16/01

Changes from prior release:
1. Added support for the Agilent fiber PHY boards.


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