** ** ** VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter ** ** NDIS2 Driver for MS LAN MANAGER DOS Workstations ** ** v4.37 Feb , 2006 ** ** Introduction: ============= The Ethernet NDIS2 Driver for LAN MANAGER DOS workstations confirms to the Network Driver Interface Specification(NDIS2). This document shows you how to setup the driver and how to use the enhanced functions by setting the custom keywords in configuration file. Contents of the Subdirectory: ============================= LMDOS.TXT This file. FETND.DOS The NDIS2 driver for Lan Requester DOS workstations. PROTOCOL.INI Sample protocol.ini file. ..\..\NIF\FETND.NIF The installation information file. Installation: ============= Before starting with the installation process, make sure that the adapter is properly installed and configured. You can use the diagnostic program (DIAG.EXE) to make sure your connection with the network is correct. Installing driver procedure on LAN MANAGER DOS WorkStation: ----------------------------------------------------------- 1) If you install LAN Manager for the first time, you Install LAN Manager to your HardDisk by running SETUP.EXE program from the setup diskette. Upon completion of the workstation's last disk installation, you will be asked if you want to import additional network drivers. Answer "YES". If you have already installed LAN Manager in your hard disk, run SETUP.EXE from HardDisk and select "Actions"->"Import Network Driver" option. 2) Insert the NDIS2 driver diskette into drive 'A' and follow the steps on the screen. Select the "Plug&Play ETHERNET ADAPTER" card and press "enter", then SETUP.EXE program will copy the necessary NDIS2 driver programs from the driver diskette to your hard disk, according to LAN MANAGER file structure. 3) Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. Configuration Files: ==================== Sample of configuration file: ----------------------------- (Suppose the Lan Requester package is installed at C:\NET directory) File Name: C:\CONFIG.SYS ---------- LASTDRIVE=Z DEVICE=C:\LANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\PROTMAN\PROTMAN.DOS /i:C:\LANMAN.DOS DEVICE=C:\LANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\ETHERNET\FETND\FETND.DOS DEVICE=C:\LANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\PROTOCOL\NETBEUI\NETBEUI.DOS File Name: C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT ---------- (Suppose Computer name is set to AAA) C:\LANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\PROTMAN\NETBIND NET START WORKSTATION AAA File Name: C:\LANMAN.DOS\PROTOCOL.INI ---------- [PROTOCOL MANAGER] DRIVERNAME = PROTMAN$ [NETBEUI_XIF] Drivername = netbeui$ BINDINGS = "FETND_NIF" [FETND_NIF] DRIVERNAME = FETND$ Custom Keywords: ---------------- FULLDUPLEX This keyword is used to enable full duplex mode. (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword) SPEED This keyword is used to force the adapter at 10Mbps or 100Mbps speed. (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword) AUTO This keyword is used to force the chip at Auto-Negotiation mode. (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword) DEVICENO This keyword is used to force device number for specified NIC card BUSNO This keyword is used to force bus number for specified NIC card CONNECTIONTYPE This keyword is used to specify duplex and speed mode. The strings are : AUTOSENSE _10BaseT _10BaseTFD _100BaseTX _100BaseTXFD FLOWCTRL This keyword is used to specify flow contro ability. The strings are : HARDWARE_DEFAULT (Auto Mode) ENABLE DISABLE Driver doesn't care the result of auto-negotiate if the value of this keyword, FLOWCTRL , is ENALBE or DISABLE. It just enables or disable flow control ability according your setting. NETWORKADDRESS This keyword is used to override the network address of the network adapter. Its type is : "000123456789" Note: If you want to specify NIC card, the DEVICENO is necessary, but BUSNO is optional When the NIC cards in the system have the same device number, you can use BUSNO to specify. If there are two or more NIC cards in the system and you don't specify anyone, driver will display the menu for selection. You can get the information about bus number and device number form this menu.Download Driver Pack
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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.
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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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