\HELP\WINME\WINME.TXT NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter ------------------------------------- Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows Me -------------------------------------------- Getting Started --------------- Microsoft Windows Me does not come bundled with the driver for the NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter. You must go through the following procedure to install the device driver into the Windows Me system for the adapter to function correctly. Before inserting your FA411 adapter, the system's PCMCIA/CARDBUS chipset must be enabled and functioning. The PCMCIA/CARDBUS chipset is responsible for controlling the systems interface for PC Cards. Please consult the system's manual or manufacture for use with Windows Me. The Windows Me installation disks or CD are needed to complete this installation. Installation Procedure ---------------------- Follow these steps to install the NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter's driver: 1. Insert the NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter into an available PCMCIA slot in your notebook computer, and power on your system. (You may also insert the card after you start your notebook computer.) 2. After starting Windows Me, the FA411 Fast Ethernet PC Card will be detected automatically, then the Add New Hardware Wizard window appears. 3. Insert the FA411 Driver and Documentation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 4. Click the Next button in the Add New Hardware Wizard window. Windows will display two selections. Choose the top selection, Automatic search for a better driver(Recommended). 5. Select CD-ROM drive and click the Next button in the Add New Hardware Wizard window. WinMe will start searching into the CD-ROM drive for network driver. The following message will be displayed. "NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter" 6. Click the Next button. WinMe will start copying the necessary driver into your hard disk. Insert the WinMe CD-ROM if prompted to do so. 7. Click the Finish button. 8. Restart your computer. Advanced Setup -------------- The FA411 driver configures the adapter card to operate in autosensing mode by default. In this mode, the card automatically selects the most appropriate operating speed and duplex mode. There might be instances when you need to configure the adapter card to operate at a particular speed and duplex mode. The following procedure guides you into the Windows Me system for this setting. 1. In Control Panel, open "Network". 2. Click on the "NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter" adapter selection and the "Properties" button. 3. Click on the "Advanced" tab in the FA411 adapter card window. 4. Click on the "Connection Type" property selection. 5. The "Value" windows will show the following possible selections: Auto Sense (Automatically decide between the following three modes) 10Base-T (Ethernet) 10Base-T Full Duplex (Full-duplex Ethernet) 100BaseTX (Fast Ethernet) 100BaseTX Full Duplex (Full-duplex Fast Ethernet) Choose the appropriate setting as needed.Download Driver Pack
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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.
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