WIN98/README.TXT Driver File Contents (pcmpc100.exe)

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  EtherFast 10/100 PC Card Setup
  for Microsoft Windows 98
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  Before You Begin
  Setup
  Technical Support



  Before You Begin
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  Thanks for choosing the EtherFast 10/100 PC Card from Linksys.  Before
  attempting to install the card, we highly recommend that you read
  the User Guide that came with your card in order to install both your
  PCMCIA socket & card services AND your network driver.


  Setup
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  The EtherFast Card is a plug-and-play with 10BaseT/100BaseTX auto-detect
  network adapter that is designed to be automatically detected by
  Windows 98 as soon as you insert it into your computer.

  Before you begin the installation, you should have your
  original Windows 98 CD-ROM handy.  Windows 98
  may ask for it in order to install special files onto your
  computer during the network driver setup.  When this
  occurs, insert your CD-ROM or other media into the
  drive and tell Windows 98 to look in the \win98
  directory on the appropriate drive.  For example, if your
  CD-ROM is drive D: on your system, and Windows 98
  is requesting a file from it, you would type in D:\win98
  and press Enter in order to inform 98 of the CD-ROM's
  location.  If Windows 98 came pre-installed on your
  computer, you might also be able to find the files you
  need in the c:\windows\options\cabs folder on your
  hard drive if there is one.  Some versions of the
  Windows 98 CD-ROM may be structured differently.
  See your Windows 98 user guide for additional
  information if necessary.


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  IMPORTANT: Novell NetWare 4.x Users

  If you will be using Windows 98 to connect to a
  Novell NetWare 4.x file server, follow the Novell
  NetWare Client32 setup directions that are found
  in the CLIENT32 directory on the EtherFast Card
  disk INSTEAD of following the instructions below.
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Windows 98 Setup

(1)  Start up your computer.  After Windows 98 is up and running,
     put the driver disk of EtherFast 10/100 PC Card into drive A:.

(2)  Insert EtherFast 10/100 PC Card into PCMCIA slot.

(3)  When the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears, click on the
     "Next" button.

(4)  When Windows 98 asks "What do you want Windows to do ?", just
     click the "Next" button.

(5)  Select "Floppy disk drives" item and click the "Next" button.
     Windows 98 will check the disk that is in the floppy drive
     for the EtherFast 10/100 PC Card network drivers.

(6)  When the Fast Ethernet PC Card message appears,
     click the "Next" button.  Windows 98 will begin copying files.

(7)  You may be asked to supply your original Windows 98 CD-ROM.

(8)  Type in the path name A:\ and click OK for driver path.

(9)  Click the "Finish" button.

(10) Restart the computer

(11) Go to Control Panel and select the "network" icon.

(12) Add the Client, Protocol or Services you needed.

(13) Restart the Computer.


Completing the Installation

  After your PC restarts, log in if you are asked to do so.
  If you haven't logged in before, enter the user name and
  password that you would like to use if prompted.

  Look at the EtherFast's cable coupler. If your cabling is properly
  attached and the network is detected, the green Link and Activity
  lights will be on, and both the lights will be flickering or solid.
  The Link light is for use with Link and Frame received.
  The Activity light is for use with Power On and Frame Transmitted.
  The third amber light is for use with 100BaseTX indication.

  To make sure that your system's network components
  were installed properly, click on Start, Settings,
  Control Panel, and double-click on the Network icon.
  The Network window will appear.  Verify that all of the
  components you'll need to access your network are
  properly installed.  If any are missing, you can add them
  now.  When you're finished, restart your computer.

  Your EtherFast network driver has been successfully
  installed.  Proceed to the next section to enable File and
  Printer Sharing.


File & Printer Sharing in Windows 98

  File and printer sharing will allow your computer to
  share printers, documents, disk drives, CD-ROMs, and
  much more with other computers.

  Before enabling file & printer sharing, you should
  prepare your computer to be used with any file servers
  that may be on the network.

  If you are not using a Novell NetWare server on your
  network, skip to the NT FILE SERVER note below.  Otherwise:

  NOVELL NETWARE FILE SERVER
  If you are using your computer with a Novell NetWare
  file server, click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, and
  double-click on Network.  Change the Primary Logon
  to Client for NetWare Network.  Next, double-click on
  the Client for NetWare Networks.  Put your server's
  name in the Preferred Server box.  Enable the Logon
  Script Processing box.  Click on OK, then click OK
  again.  Restart your computer and Windows 98 to
  enable the changes.  Note: If your computer will be
  logging into a 4.x Novell server, you will need to also
  install Client32 drivers for NetWare. To obtain Client32
  drivers, contact Novell or see your NetWare
  documentation.

  NT FILE SERVER
  If you are not using a Windows NT file server on your
  network, skip to step 1 below to enable file & printer
  sharing.

  If you are using your computer with a Windows NT file
  server, click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-
  click on Network.  Change the Primary Logon to Client
  for Microsoft Networks.  Double-click on Client for
  Microsoft networks.  Put a check in the Log into Windows NT
  domain box.  Put your NT domain name into the Windows
  NT domain name area.  When you're finished, click OK, then
  OK again.  Restart your computer and Windows 98 to
  enable the changes.


Follow the steps below to enable file & printer sharing.

  1.  Start up Windows 98 if you haven't already.  If you
       are asked to log in, be sure to enter your user name
       and password, then click on OK.  Next, click on
       Start, followed by Settings, Control Panel, and the
       Network icon.

  2.  Click on the Configuration window tab.  If you see
       File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks
       item in the list of items that appears, close the
       Control Panel and go to Enabling File Sharing or
       How to Share Printers below.  Otherwise, see step 3.

  3.  Click on the File and Print Sharing button.

  4.  If you want other users to be able to access your
       files, use your mouse to put a checkmark next to the
       I want to be able to give others access to my files
       option.  If you want others to be able to use printer(s)
       that are plugged into your computer, put a check-
       mark next to the I want to allow others to print to
       my printers option.  When finished, click OK.

       You'll now see a text line that reads File and printer
       sharing for Microsoft Networks in the
       Configuration list box.  (If you don't see it, you
       might need to use the scroll bars to scroll through the
       list).  Click on OK.  When 98 asks if you want to
       restart your computer, click Yes.


Enabling File Sharing

  After following steps 1-4 above, double-click on your
  My Computer icon.  A window of available disk drives
  will appear.  Using your right mouse button, click once
  on the drive that you want to make available to other
  users.   Click on Sharing, followed by the Sharing tab.
  Click on Share As.  In the Share Name box, give your
  computer a name (you can call it whatever you want--
  Mary's Computer, etc.).  Next, decide on the type of
  access that you want to give other users.

   Read-Only access lets other users view the files on your PC.

   Full access lets users create, change, or delete files on your system.

   Depends on Password lets users have Read-Only and/or Full access,
   depending on the password that you decide to share with them.

  Use your mouse to select the type of file sharing access
  that you want other users to have.  If you want to assign
  access password(s), type them into the Password
  box(es).

  When you're done, click on the Apply button, followed
  by OK.  Your drive(s) can now be accessed from other
  users whenever they click on their Windows 98
  Network Neighborhood icons.  If a user tries to access
  one of your drives that's password-protected, he or she
  will be asked for the appropriate Read-Only or Full
  access password.


How to Share Printers

  After following steps 1-4 above, double-click on your
  My Computer icon.  Click on the Printers folder.  A
  window of available printers will appear.  Using your
  right mouse button, click once on the printer that you
  want to share with other users.  Click on Sharing,
  followed by the Sharing tab.  Click on Share As.  In the
  Share Name box, give a name to the printer you're about
  to share (Jack's HP4, for example).  If you want to
  assign a password to the printer so only certain users
  can access it, type a password in the Password box.
  When you're done, click on the Apply button, followed
  by OK.   Your printer(s) are now shared.

  When you're finished, restart your computer, log into
  your network, and double-click on Network
  Neighborhood.  You should be able to see the other
  computers on your network.  The installation is
  complete.




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