README.TXT Driver File Contents (

   Adapter Supplemental Information

Server Adapter and Client Adapter Supplemental Information

NOTE: For complete information on installing Intel network adapters,
see the file \MANUALS\GUIDE.PDF. 

Readme Files for Windows* NT*, NetWare*, Unix, and Other Operating 

For more information on installing drivers for Windows NT 4.0, NetWare,
and Unix, see the following files:

Microsoft Windows              \INFO\MS\MS.TXT
Novell NetWare                 \INFO\NETWARE\NETWARE.TXT
SCO OpenServer                 \UNIX\SCO5\README.TXT
SCO UnixWare 2.1               \UNIX\UW2\README.TXT
SCO UnixWare 7.x DDI 7 driver  \UNIX\UW7\README.TXT
SCO UnixWare 7.x DDI 8 driver  \UNIX\UW7DDI8\README.TXT
Other Operating Systems        \INFO\OTHER\OTHER.TXT

Use any standard text editor or word processor to read, search, or print 
the files. These files are also viewable with the DOS Text Viewer in 
Setup. To use the viewer, type: SETUP /README at the DOS prompt.

Server Adapter Teaming Features

Server adapters support advanced teaming features:

   Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT)
   Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB)
   Fast EtherChannel* (FEC)

For more information on these teaming features and how to set up
teaming on specific adapters, see the file TEAMING.TXT in the 
\INFO\GENERAL directory.

VLANS on PRO/100 Adapters

A VLAN is a logical grouping of network devices put together as a LAN regardless 
of their physical grouping or collision domains. VLANs let a user see and access 
only specified network segments. This optimizes network efficiency and maintains 
security access restrictions. VLANs require special switches that are capable of 
supporting VLANs. All PRO/100+, PRO/100 S PCI and PRO/1000 adapters currently 
support VLANs when attached to a VLAN enabled switch. The PRO/100 VE and VM 
Desktop Adapters and Network Connections do not support VLANs.

A VLAN offers you the ability to group users and client PCs together into 
logical workgroups, a critical consideration when connecting clients to servers 
that are geographically dispersed across the building, campus, or enterprise 

Typically, VLANs consist of a common set of coworkers within the same department 
but in different locations, a cross-functional team working on a joint project, 
or a diverse set of users sharing the same network application. Joining workers 
across the network forms logical working groups.
By using VLANs on your network, you can:

  -  Improve network performance
  -  Limit broadcast storms
  -  Improve adds, moves, and changes
  -  Minimize security problems
  -  Ease your management task

For overview information on Intel VLANs, visit the Intel Networking Web site:

For more specific information, read the white paper on VLANs:

Making Floppy Disks for NetWare and Windows Installation

If you need to use a floppy disk to install the adapter 
drivers, use the MAKEDISK.BAT utility located in the 
\MAKEDISK directory on this CD.

MAKEDISK [operating system] [destination]

where [operating system] is the OS for which you are creating the
diskette, and [destination] is the drive letter and path (such
as A:). If no destination is specified, the A: drive will be used.

The possible [operating system] options are:

NT  = Microsoft Windows NT
W2K = Microsoft Windows* 2000
W95 = Microsoft Windows 95
W98 = Microsoft Windows 98
NW  = Novell NetWare servers and clients
DOS = Microsoft DOS and IBM OS2

Make sure you have a 1.44 MB formatted, non-bootable diskette in
the floppy drive when using this utility.

NOTE: This utility MUST be run from the \MAKEDISK directory.
      Alternately, you can use the following .BAT files (located
      in the root directory on this CD) to simplify this process:

      MAKEW95.BAT -- Creates a drivers disk for Windows 95.

      MAKEW98.BAT -- Creates a drivers disk for Windows 98.

      MAKENT.BAT  -- Creates a drivers disk for Windows NT.

      MAKEW2K.BAT -- Creates a drivers disk for Windows 2000.
      MAKENW.BAT  -- Creates a drivers disk for Novell NetWare
                     servers and clients.

Management Adapters

For more information on the Management adapters, see the 
file MANAGE.TXT in the \INFO\GENERAL directory.

DMI and SNMP Software Support

This adapter provides Desktop Management Interface 2.0 and SNMP
capability for your Management applications. Software for DMI and
SNMP is located in the \dmi-snmp directory on this CD. 

For DMI-SNMP information for NetWare, see the dminet.txt file in the 
\dmi-snmp\nwserver directory 

For DMI-SNMP information for Windows NT, see the dmiwin.txt file in the 
\dmi-snmp\win32 directory 

Push Installations

If you are a network administrator interested in unattended installation
of the adapter drivers (push installation), see the following readme

     Windows 95/98...\push\win9x\w9xpush.txt
     Windows NT......\info\ms\ntpush.txt

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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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