README.TXT Driver File Contents (3com.zip)

			  3Com Corporation
      Installing Server Support for AutoLink Installation Software

3Com's auto installation software copies the NetWare DOS ODI client software 
from the EtherDisk diskette to the system you are configuring for NetWare.  
You may have newer versions of this software from another source.  Your 
system administrator can configure a "3Install" account on your server and  
the auto installation software will copy these newer files instead of
those available on the diskette. 

The 3Install account can also be customized to deliver installations
specific to your environment. A knowledgeable system administrator may
edit the LOGIN SCRIPT for the 3Install account to copy specific software
required during the cilent installation process.  This may be the case
if you have multiple protocols, unique configurations, special application 
software, or non-NetWare clients in your network environment.

The files required on the server to support the 3Com auto installation 
software are listed at the end of this file.  Your system administrator 
needs to copy the latest versions of the listed files and the NetWare client 
software to the server by following the steps below: 

1. Create a user account with the name "3Install" and no password.  The 
   3Install home directory should be SYS:\3INSTALL.  

   Note: Each NetWare server on the network needs a 3Install account, 
         since AutoLink always attaches to the closest server.

2. Edit the 3Install account's login script to be:

	map *1:=sys:\3Install
	drive *1:
	map display off
	exit "update"

   These commands map the 3Install account's home directory to a drive, 
   change the default drive to that drive, turn off unneeded messages, and
   start the update script.  The update script will automatically log out at
   the end.

3. Set the directory and file rights of the 3Install home directory so that
   3Install has read and list permission only.  3Com recommends that the 
   account maintaining the files have full access, that 3Install have 
   read/list access, and that all others have no access.  This will prevent 
   users from modifying the files.

4. Use the batch file INSTALL.BAT on A:\QINSTALL\SERVER to copy the required 
   files from the diskette.  This batch file uses a utility that only copies
   newer files, so existing files will be replaced only if they are older.
   Invoke INSTALL.BAT from A:\QINSTALL\SERVER with the 3Install
   home directory as the command line parameter.  For example, type:

   a:
   cd qinstall\server
   install f:\3install

6. Copy your latest versions of the NetWare client software, LSL.COM, 
   IPXODI.COM, and NETX.EXE to the 3INSTALL directory on the server.
   The auto installation software will use these files if they are newer
   than the files on the diskette.

7. Whenever a newer version of the 3C5X9.COM driver becomes available, copy
   it to the 3INSTALL\3C5X9 directory.  

   If your NetWare server is version 2.X or 3.1X:

	Have each user log in to the 3Install account.  3INSTALL\UPDATE.EXE 
	(which is executed from the login script) replaces the user's 
        3C5X9.COM driver with the latest one from the 3INSTALL\3C5X9
        directory and then automatically logs out the user.

   If your NetWare server is version 4.X:

	Have each user log in to the 3Install account by typing:

	login 3Install /s \3Install\3script.dat

	This executes the login script 3INSTALL\3SCRIPT.DAT.
	3INSTALL\UPDATE.EXE (which is executed from the login script) 
	replaces the user's 3C5X9.COM driver with the latest one 
	from the 3INSTALL\3C5X9 directory and then automatically logs out 
	the user.

Server File List for the 3C5X9 Adapter
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FILCPY.EXE              A utility program that copies a file only if the
			target file is missing or older than the source file.

FILEDT.EXE              A utility program that edits text files under control
			of a script.

FILFND.EXE              A utility program that locates files.

REMOVDIR.EXE            A program to clean up temporary directories.

UPDATE.EXE              A program started by the 3Install account's login
			script to locate and run each of the update 
			procedures contained in the 3Install account.

UPDATE.SCR              A FILEDT script to support the UPDATE.EXE file.

CLIENT.SCR              A FILEDT script to support the UPDATE.EXE file.

3SCRIPT.DAT             A login script for NetWare 4.X servers.

3C5X9\UPDATE.EXE        A program used to update the 3C5X9.COM 
			driver on the client system.

3C5X9\UPDATE.SCR        A FILEDT script to support the UPDATE.EXE file.

3C5X9\3C5X9.COM         The latest version of the 3C5X9.COM driver.

NOTE: Other types of 3Com adapters may require their own files and will be 
      documented on the diskette that accompanies that adapter.


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Download Driver Pack

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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