W95NETWR.TXT Driver File Contents (3Com3C905BNetworkInterfaceCard.zip)

                        3Com (R) Corporation
                   EtherDisk (R) Diskette for the
          3C90X EtherLink XL 10/100 / EtherLink XL NIC Family
  Microsoft Windows 95 with Microsoft's Client for NetWare Networks

To install the Windows 95 driver to support Microsoft's client for NetWare 
networks, follow these steps.

NOTE:  It is assumed that Windows 95 has already been installed.

First-Time Installation
------------------------

The 3Com EtherDisk diskette #3 and the Windows 95 installation files will
be needed during the installation.

1.  After installing the NIC as described in the user guide, start your
    computer.  When Windows 95 starts, it acknowledges the NIC, and the
    following message appears on the screen:

    Windows has found new hardware and is installing software for it.
    
    NOTE: If Windows 95 Recognizes the NIC and starts copying files right
          away then you have an existing version of the installation.  
          To update your installation and the driver reboot your system
          and then follow the instructions in the Updating Your Driver
          section below.  If Windows does not detect new hardware, the
          system may have installed a generic PCI Ethernet driver.  Refer
          to the hint section for details.
    
    If the message above does not appear, it is likely that Plug and Play
    mode has been disabled.  In this case, proceed as follows:
    a.  Click the Add New Hardware icon on the control panel screen.  
    b.  Continue to click next until Windows 95 asks if you want it to 
        search for new hardware.  
    c.  Click no and then click next.  
    d.  Choose Network Adapters in the Hardware Types menu and then 
        click next.  
    e.  Click Have Disk... and then skip to step 3.
    
2.  Select Driver from Disk Provided by Hardware Manufacturer and click OK.    

3.  Insert the EtherDisk 1 diskette in the A: drive and click OK.

4.  Select the NIC that you installed in your computer from the list that 
    appears; then click next.  

5.  If this is the first time you have installed a NIC on your computer,
    Windows 95 may ask you to supply the computer name and workgroup
    name.  If your system administrator has supplied you with this
    information, use it.  If not, you can supply your own computer name and
    workgroup name.

6.  Windows now requires files from the Windows 95 installation media.
    Enter the location of the media.  For example, if the
    Windows 95 CD-ROM is in drive E, type:

    E:\WIN95
    
7.  Click No if you are asked whether you want to reboot.

8.  When you return to the desktop, double-click the My Computer icon, then 
    Control Panel, and then Network.
    
9.  You must now change the Configuration.  
    The default network setup for Windows 95 Consists of the following 
    five components:
 
    Client for Microsoft Network
    Client for NetWare Networks
    3Com Fast EtherLink XL 10/100Mb Ethernet NIC
    IPX/SPX Compatible Protocol
    NetBEUI

    Remove these two components by clicking the item and then clicking 
    the Remove button. 

    Client for Microsoft Network
    NetBEUI
    
    The network components should now only include:
    
    Client for NetWare Networks
    3Com Fast EtherLink XL 10/100Mb Ethernet NIC
    IPX/SPX Compatible Protocol

10. If any of these components are missing and are required for your
    network, add them by clicking the Add button.  
    Add protocols by choosing the protocol and clicking the Add button.  
    In the Select Network Protocol window, choose vendor in the left 
    pane,  in the right pane, select the protocol and click OK.  
    Add clients by choosing the client and clicking the Add button.  In 
    the Select Network Client window, choose Microsoft in the left pane, 
    choose the client in the right pane, and click the OK button.  

11. Click Client for NetWare Networks and then the Properties button.

12. Under the General tab, set your Preferred Server and the First Network 
    Drive.  When you have finished, click OK.
    
13. Set the primary network logon to Client for NetWare Networks and click
    OK.    
    
14. When prompted, restart your computer.    
     
Hints
-----
1.  If an error message appears, saying that the .INF file cannot be found
    in the specified location, verify that Windows 95 is looking at the
    correct location. The file should be in the root directory of the
    3Com EtherDisk diskette #1.  The filename is W95EL90X.INF.

    If it is missing, download the file from 3Com's download sites, and
    make sure you expand it properly. Refer to the SUPPORT.TXT file on this
    diskette for more information.

2.  To verify that the actual NetWare driver was copied to your Windows 95
    system, compare the date of the driver .SYS file in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM
    directory of your hard drive with the date of the one in the root
    directory of the 3Com EtherDisk 2 diskette. The dates should be the same.

3.  If Windows 95 does not detect new hardware, then the system may
    have installed a generic PCI Ethernet driver.  In this case:

    a. Double-click on the System icon in the Control Panel.
    b. Change to the Device Manager tab.
    c. Under the Network Adapter section, the 3Com driver will be listed
       with a yellow exclamation in front of it.
    d. Under the Other Devices section, there will be a PCI Ethernet
       Controller listed with a question mark in front of it.
    e. Highlight the PCI Ethernet Controller under Other Devices and click
       on the Remove button.  Select Yes if asked to confirm removal of
       this device.  Select No if asked to restart the computer.
    f. Highlight the 3Com Fast EtherLink/EtherLink XL driver under Network
       Adapters and click on the Remove button.  Select Yes if asked to
       confirm removal of this device.  Select No if asked to restart the
       computer.
    g. Click OK to save all changes.  Restart the computer.

Updating Your Driver
--------------------
 To update the driver and the support files follow the following 
 instructions:
 
1.  Open the Network Control Panel.

2.  Click Add..

3.  Select Adapter and Click Add.. 

4.  Click Have Disk..

5.  Insert the EtherDisk 1 Diskette into the A drive and click OK.

6.  Select the NIC you have and click OK.

7.  Remove all EtherLink XL adapters from the control panel by selecting
    them one at a time and clicking Remove.
    
8.  Click OK 

9.  When Windows 95 asks the question Do you wish to reboot the system
    Click YES.
    
10. Go to step one of the First-Time Installation section, but when 
    Windows 95 starts copying files right away do not be alarmed it
    is copying the updated versions.    

                                                                            
 (%VER W95NETWR.TXT - Windows 95 with Microsoft's Client for NetWare v4.0.1)

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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.

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