WIN95.TXT Driver File Contents (LINKSYSEtherPCILANCardII.zip)


  EtherPCI LAN Card II
  Setup Instructions for Microsoft Windows 95
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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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  1.  Turn your computer off.  Insert the EtherPCI II  card  into one
      of your computer's motherboard slots.  See the User Guide
      if you want step-by-step instructions.  Turn your computer back
      on when you're finished and start Windows 95.

  2.  Windows 95 will detect your new hardware.  When the New Hardware
      menu appears, choose "Select driver disk provided by manufacturer"
      and click OK.  When 95 asks for the path where the driver is
      located, put the EtherPCI II disk into drive A:.  Type A:\WIN95
      and press Enter.  When "Linksys" appears in the box, press Enter.
      95 will begin copying files to your system.  You may need your
      original Windows 95 disks or CD-ROM to complete the setup.
      Windows may also ask you to supply the name of your computer and/or
      workgroup.  Enter them.  If you don't have names yet, make up
      new ones.

      Finally, when 95 asks if you want to restart your computer,
      click on Yes.  Continue with the directions below after your
      95 starts back up.

  3.  Click on My Computer, followed by Control Panel.  Select the
      Network icon.  Make sure that the following network protocols
      are installed:

      Client for Microsoft Networks
      Client for NetWare  Networks
      Linksys EtherPCI LAN Card II
      IPX/SPX compatible Protocol
      NetBEUI

      If any protocols are missing, click on the Add button and add
      them in.

  4.  If you are *not* using Windows 95 with an NT or NetWare file server,
      skip the two paragraphs below.

      Otherwise:

      Using the Card with a NetWare File Server
      Click on My Computer, Control Panel, and Network.  Change the
      Network 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.  Click in the Enable logon script
      processing box.  Click on OK.

      Using the Card with a Windows NT File Server
      Click on My Computer, Control Panel, and Network.  Change the
      Primary Logon to Client for Microsoft Networks.  Double-click on
      the client for Microsoft networks.  Check the Log into Windows NT
      domain  box.  Put your NT domain name in the Windows NT domain
      area.  Continue with the installation, following any directions
      that appear on your screen.


      When the setup is complete, choose to restart your computer.
      Then follow the File & Printer Sharing instructions below.
      They explain how to turn on Windows 95 sharing so that other
      computers can see your PC and vice-versa.



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  Novell Client32 for Microsoft Windows 95
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  The installation procedures for Client32 environment are the same as
  the original methods of Windows 95. Please refer the section above. But
  use the new path "A:\CLIENT32" instead of "A:\WIN95".



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                ENABLING FILE & PRINTER SHARING UNDER WINDOWS 95
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  The instructions below explain how to turn on file & printer sharing in
  Windows 95.  Before following them, make sure that you have already
  installed & configured your Linksys network adapter.

  Getting Started
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  1.  Start up Windows 95 if you haven't already.  Click on the Start button,
      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 in the list of items that appears,
      close the Control Panel and go to Enabling File Sharing or How to
      Share Printers below.  Otherwise, go to 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 checkmark next
      to the I want to allow others to print to my printers option.

      When you're finished, click on 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 95
      asks if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes.

  Enabling File Sharing
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  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 95 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
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  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.



  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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