INSTALL.TXT Driver File Contents (3c523x.exe)

                              3Com Corporation
               EtherDisk Diskette for the EtherLink/MC Adapters 
                   Installing Adapter and Network Drivers

  The EtherDisk diskette provides the necessary software, utilities, and
  documentation to use 3Com's EtherLink/MC adapters with various network
  operating systems (NOSs).  The diskette also includes the diagnostic
  program and additional files containing user information.  The adapter
  guide packaged with the adapter gives important information on adapter
  installation and use.  It should be used together with the EtherDisk

  Before you install the network drivers, make sure that you:

       - Install your adapter
       - Configure the computer (if applicable)
       - Run the diagnostic program
       - Connect to the network

  Refer to the adapter guide or use [F1] for more information.

  NOTE:  Unless otherwise indicated, the term "EtherLink/MC adapter" refers
  to both the EtherLink/MC (3C523) and EtherLink/MC TP (3C523-TP) adapters.
  Either of these adapters must be selected as an EtherLink/MC adapter in
  your setup program (for example, Novell's WSGEN) during the installation 

  Installing/Updating Network Drivers

  The EtherDisk diskette contains updated versions of the network
  drivers for the EtherLink/MC adapter.  The utility program on this
  diskette automatically updates the drivers on your workstation or

  -  If you are installing your operating system for the first time or
     if you need to reinstall your operating system, load the original
     drivers that came with the software.  Then update the drivers by
     choosing the menu items on the EtherDisk diskette.

  -  If you are only updating the current drivers, insert the EtherDisk
     diskette and follow the instructions in the Menu Program.

  -  If you are installing a new 3Com adapter in the current network, 
     choose the menu items on the diskette to update the drivers that 
     are in the operating system.  

  -  If you are installing a new 3Com adapter in a computer that was
     configured for another network adapter, first reinstall the original 
     drivers from the operating system and reconfigure the old drivers to 
     run with the new adapter.  Then update the drivers by choosing the 
     appropriate menu items on the diskette.

         (%VER Installing Adapter and Network Drivers v3.4a)


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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