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 Systems. =================================================================== 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 network. 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: http://www.intel.com/network For more specific information, read the white paper on VLANs: http://www.intel.com/network/tech_brief/virtual_lans.htm 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 files: Windows 95/98...\push\win9x\w9xpush.txt Windows NT......\info\ms\ntpush.txt * Third party trademarks or brand names are the property of their owners.Download Driver Pack
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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