PKTDRV.TXT Driver File Contents (LINKSYSEtherPCILANCardII.zip)

  
  EtherPCI LAN Card II 
  Setup Instructions for Packet Driver Networks
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  Contents 
 
  Before You Begin 
  Setup 
  Technical Support 
  
  
  Before You Begin
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  Thank you for purchasing your EtherPCI LAN Card II from Linksys.  The 
  instructions below explain how to set up the card's software drivers 
  for use with your network software.
  
  Be sure to read the User Guide before installing your card.  In addition,
  please make note of these hardware & software guidelines:
  
    *   When loading the EMM386.EXE program in your computer's CONFIG.SYS, 
        you MUST use version MS-DOS 6.22 or above.  If you load an older 
        EMM386.EXE program (below DOS 6.22), your computer will hang up while 
        loading the network driver. 
 
    *   Plug-and-play computers have a number of expansion slots inside.
        Each slot has a pre-assigned interrupt (IRQ) and I/O address (MEM). 
        When the Linksys LAN Card is inserted into a PCI slot, the PC's 
        BIOS should automatically assign a unique IRQ & MEM value for the 
        network card. 
 
        In most cases, the card should work fine using the pre- 
        assigned IRQ and I/O addresses.  Occasionally, however, the 
        card may have an IRQ conflict with other adapters in the system. 
        If this happens, you will need to change the IRQ setting of the 
        LAN Card manually.  There are three possibilities: 
 
                - Your PCI may not allow you to change the IRQ value(s) of 
                  the PCI slot(s).  In this case, you will ONLY be able to 
                  use the IRQ & MEM values that have been pre-assigned to 
                  each slot. 
 
                - You may be able to change the IRQ & MEM values for a given 
                  PCI slot by setting jumpers on your PC's mother board. 
                  Please refer to your PC's motherboard user guide for 
                  specific instructions. 
 
                - Your PC may allow you to change the IRQ & MEM values for 
                  a given PCI slot by accessing the PC's BIOS setup menu. 
                  Please refer to your PC's user guide for specific details. 

                  Although it is advisable to set a unique IRQ address for 
                  each PCI slot, depending on your PC, you may or may not 
                  be able to do so.
  
  Setup
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  Packet drivers are general drivers used by many network operating systems,
  and especially, by TCP/IP packages.  If your network software specifically
  mentions that it supports packet drivers, then you can probably use the
  packet drivers that are included on the disk that came with your Linksys
  card.
  
  The most important thing to remember when installing a packet driver
  is the software interrupt vector.  The default vector for the Linksys
  drivers is 0x62 (hexadecimal).  Most packet driver software packages
  will try to search for any drivers loaded into memory, and then determine
  the drivers' vector value.  Other software may require that you supply
  the vector manually.

  The packet driver is contained on the Linksys Program disk under the
  PKTDRV directory.  The name of the program is LNEPCI2.COM.  To run
  the program, copy it to your hard drive, then use it with the following
  syntax:

        LNEPCI2 packetnumb

        where "packetnumb" is a hexadecimal software interrupt number
        from 0x60 through 0x80.  

  Run the LNEPCI2.COM program before loading your packet driver
  software.  You can insert the COM program into your AUTOEXEC.BAT
  file if you want so that it automatically starts up each time
  your computer is booted.  



  HOW TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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  There are a variety of methods that you can use to get FREE technical help 
  or sales information about Linksys products.
  
   Voice & FAX
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   The Linksys voice line is open during normal business hours, 7-5 p.m.,
   Pacific Standard Time.  The fax line is available 24 hours a day.  When
   sending a fax, be sure to include a detailed description of any 
   problem(s) that you are experiencing.

       Technical Support Hotline    (949) 261-1288
       Fax                          (949) 261-8868

   E-mail
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   To get technical or sales information bounced back to you from Linksys
   automatically, send some e-mail to the address below.  Include the
   name of the product that you want help with, along with the word
   HELP, in the subject line of your e-mail.  Example: HELP ME WITH THIS
   PRODUCT.  (If requesting sales information, use the word SALES instead
   of HELP).

       E-mail Address               support@linksys.com

   Internet Access
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   You can also use your World Wide Web or FTP browser to visit Linksys on 
   the Internet.  

       Web Site                     http://www.linksys.com
       FTP File Transfer Site       ftp.linksys.com
   
   Bulletin Board System (BBS)
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   To access the Linksys Bulletin Board System (BBS), set your modem to
   8 bits, No parity, 1 stop bit, and call (949) 261-2888.  Use a speed 
   setting of 33.6bps or slower.  When downloading files, use the "Z-modem" 
   download protocol for best results.
  
  


















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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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