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Intel(R) Network Adapter Software Version 8.4 Release Notes

January, 2004


- What's new in this release
- User guides
- Intel PRO/1000 MB Dual Port Server Adapter Installation Notes Blade Server Support
- Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter Installation Notes
- Service pack 4 for Windows* 2000
- Updating drivers and utilities on systems using IPSec
- Repairing installation of utilities
- Team setup requirement
- IEEE 802.3ad teaming with Foundry switches
- Locally administered address (LAA) in Windows* 98SE
- Using Locally Administered Addresses (LAA) and Wake on Magic Packet
- Installing drivers for Intel PRO/1000 adapters on Windows 98 SE
- Known limitations
- Customer support

What's new in this release

- Supports the Intel(R) PRO/1000 MB Dual Port Server Adapter
- Supports the Intel(R) PRO/1000 MB Dual Port Network Connection
- Supports NetWare versions 5.x and 6.x (prior versions are no longer tested).

User guides

Additional information can be found in the user's guide. To access them, 
click "View User Guides" from the Autorun screen. 

Intel PRO/1000 MB Dual Port Server Adapter Installation Notes Blade Server Support

For installation instructions please refer to the detailed instructions
in the Installation Guide.

Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter Installation Notes

This adapter operates in 3.3 volt slots only. For best 
performance, this adapter should be installed in a 64-bit 
PCI-X slot. Refer to the detailed installation instructions 
in the User's Guide for additional requirements.

Wake-on-LAN and Hot Plug operations are not supported by this adapter.

This adapter supports Intel Boot Agent functionality on ports A and B, 
however it is disabled by default. To enable and use the Intel Boot 
Agent, refer to the User's Guide and other information in the BOOTAGNT 

Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000

For the driver and software to function correctly on Windows 2000, it is
recommended that you install Service Pack 4 or later.

Updating drivers and utilities on systems using IPSec

If you have a Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 9x system and you are using IPSec,
upgrading drivers and utilities might cause changes to your security 
setting or potential mismatches with the adapter drivers or applications. 
If you want to continue using IPSec, Intel recommends that you NOT update 
to this software version. If you do not wish to continue using IPSec, 
uninstall the existing Intel IPSec software before installing this version.

Repairing installation of utilities

When attempting to repair the installation of DMI or the WMI NIC provider, 
you must first uninstall and then reinstall the utility. To uninstall a 

  1. Run the Intel PROSet Installer.
  2. In the Program Maintenance dialog box, select Modify.The Custom Setup
     dialog box is displayed.
  3. By default, the WMI NIC provider is not installed. Click Next. 
  4. Follow the onscreen directions to finish the installation.

After completing the uninstall, use the Intel PROSet Installer to reinstall 
the utility. 

Team setup requirement

Before adding an adapter to a team, make sure each adapter is configured the
same as other adapters in the team. For team members to successfully 
implement teaming functionality, each team member must be configured 
similarly. To check team member configuration, view each team members' 
settings in the Advanced tab in Intel PROSet.  Settings to check include QoS 
Packet Tagging, Jumbo Frames, and the various offloads. If team members 
implement Advanced features differently, failover and team functionality are

IEEE 802.3ad teaming with Foundry switches

Foundry switches require an even number of ports in an aggregated link. If 
you remove an adapter from a 802.3ad team connected to a Foundry switch, 
make sure you maintain an even number of adapters in the team.

Locally administered address (LAA) in Windows 98SE

In Windows 98SE, if you want to use the default address after using a 
manually-assigned (LAA) address, perform one of these procedures:

  - From the Network Properties dialog box’s Advanced tab, select Locally 
    Administered Address and change its value to 0. Click OK to apply the 

  - In Intel PROSet II, click the Advanced tab, then click Restore Default 
    or clear all characters from the Value field. Click OK to apply the 

Using Locally Administered Addresses (LAA) and Wake on Magic Packet

If an adapter's Wake On Settings option is set to Wake on Magic Packet, 
and the adapter is configured to use a Locally Administered Address (LAA), 
magic packets sent to the LAA will not wake the system from shutdown (S5) 
unless Power Management Event (PME) is enabled.
To enable PME
1. Start Intel PROSet.
2. On the Advanced tab, select Enable PME from the setting list.
3. In the Value drop-down box, select Enabled.
4. Click OK or Apply. 

Installing drivers for Intel PRO/1000 adapters on Windows 98 SE
When installing drivers on Windows 98 SE, the Hardware Installation
Wizard is displayed. If you use the wizard, you must specify a
location for the drivers. After checking the Specify a Location
checkbox, browse to the Intel CD and then to the \PRO1000\WIN_98ME
directory.  Similarly, for Intel PRO/100 adapters, go to the 
\PRO100\WIN_98ME directory.

Known limitations

  Some versions of Microsoft Windows may blue-screen when using Microsoft VPN
  If you use an Intel PRO/100 S adapter with the driver's default settings, 
  and then enable Microsoft VPN, you may get a system crash with an exception 
  in IPSEC.SYS.  To avoid this problem, disable either IP Checksum offload or 
  IPSec offload in the adapter's advanced properties. 

  "Test switch configuration" in PROSet fails when using Cisco 6500 switch
  If you connecting a team with GVRP support to a Cisco 6500 switch, and 
  then run the "test switch configuration" selection in PROSet, the test 
  will fail.  This is because the Cisco 6500 switch does not support 
  dynamic VLAN de-registration.  
  Removing a teamed adapter from a hot-plug system
  When you remove an adapter that is part of a team or a VLAN from a 
  system, do not put this adapter into any system on the same network 
  until you have rebooted the original system or reloaded the team or 
  VLAN. Otherwise, two identical Ethernet addresses appear in the 

  No I/O Access for Older Adapters on Windows NT 4.0
  Some older adapters do not support I/O. When these adapters are removed 
  with the hot plug lever on a Windows NT 4.0 system, the system no longer 
  functions. Before using the hot plug lever on a system running Windows NT
  4.0, make sure that the adapter supports I/O. If the adapter does not 
  support I/O, power down the system before removing the adapter.

  TCP Segmentation for Windows 2000
  TCP segmentation is an advanced feature which is not supported in Microsoft 
  Windows 2000. Enabling this feature in Windows 2000 may result in system 

  Saving and Restoring Settings for Teams
  You can save and then restore settings for teams through Intel PROSet
  or through the script savres.vbs. When you save and restore the 
  settings for a team, the preferred primary adapter setting is not 
  saved or restored. You must change the preferred primary adapter
  setting after restoring the team.

  Installing more than two Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapters 
  on one system 
  Installing more than two Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapters in 
  the same system is not recommended. Many systems are unable to support 
  the power requirements for more than two of these adapters. 

  Wake on LAN (WOL)* is not supported by Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port 
  Server Adapter
  The Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter does not support WOL. 
  If you try to enable this feature with IBAUTIL.exe, this action does 
  not have any effect. 

  Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter not recommended for use on 
  some systems
  The Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter does not function correctly 
  while running on the following systems:
  Dell PowerEdge 2500
  Dell PowerEdge 6400
  Dell PowerEdge 6450
  Dell PowerEdge 6650SC
  Intel Saber, Saber-R, and Saber-Rx Systems
  SuperMicro 370DE6
  SuperMicro P4DP6
  Using the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter in this configuration is 
  not recommended.

  Heavy traffic may cause system reboot in the following systems
  Using an Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter may cause a reboot in 
  systems with the Intel Profusion chipset including: Intel OCPRF100 and SRPM8 
  server systems; Compaq ProLiant 8000, 8500, ML750, DL760; Dell PowerEdge 
  8450, 6300, 6350; IBM x370.  Using the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server 
  Adapter in these configurations is not recommended.

  Using the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter in a PCI slot
  Reduced performance has been observed when the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port 
  Server Adapter is installed in a PCI slot.

  Shared Interrupt Limitation 
  In some systems, the BIOS and OS assign the same interrupt number to 
  two or more different ports on the Intel PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server 
  Adapter. If this occurs, these ports do not function properly. In this 
  case, reassign the system resources so that each port of the adapter 
  has its own unique interrupt number or disable one of the ports sharing 
  the same interrupt number. 

  Downshifting with the Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Quad Port Server Adapter
  When connecting to any Gigabit switch via a faulty CAT 5 cable where 
  one pair is broken, the adapter does not downshift from 1 Gig to 
  100Mbps. For the adapter to downshift, it must identify two broken 
  pairs in the cable.
  Installing the Base Driver for the Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Quad Port
  Server Adapter on systems running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003
  After inserting the adapter in the system, you must install the base
  driver. This is true even if you previously installed base drivers
  for other Intel Ethernet adapters. After installing the adapter, you
  must reboot the computer.

  Wake on LAN (WOL) from Standby is not supported when connecting to a 
  Gigabit Only switch
  When an adapter is connected to a Gigabit-only switch, WOL from Standby
  is not supported. This is due to the power consumption level of the

  Intel(R) PRO Adapters ignore consecutive Wake Up signals while
  transitioning into standby mode
  While sending a system into standby, occasionally a wake up packet 
  arrives before the system completes the transition into standby mode.
  When this happens, the system ignores consecutive wake up signals
  and remains in standby mode until manually powered up using the
  mouse, keyboard, or power button.

  Intel PRO/1000 Adapter will not have Link when forced to operate at 
  10 or 100 Mbps with a link partner is also forced to the same state
  When an Intel PRO/1000 Adapter is forced to operate at 10 or 100
  Mbps, the adapter does not have a link with the link partner under
  the following circumstances:
  - If the adapter is connected directly to another computer using a
    regular cable instead of a crossover cable, and that computer is
    forced to operate at 100 or 100 Mbps.
  - If the adapter is connected to a switch using a crossover cable
    instead of a regular cable, and the switch is forced to operate
    at 10 or 100 Mbps.

  Changing speed and duplex of adapters in a team
  When you add an adapter to a Fast EtherChannel, Gigabit EtherChannel, 
  or Link Aggregation team using Intel PROSet, make sure that the
  adapter is running at the speed of the other adapters in the team.

  Linux statistics may inaccurately report bus speed
  The /proc/net/PRO_LAN_Adapters files may show a bus speed of 66 MHz 
  regardless of the true speed of the slot when the Intel PRO/1000 MT 
  Quad Port Server Adapter is installed in any PCI-X slot.

  NetWare* - Modified instructions for loading iANS
  Novell NetWare* driver 4.2 with sp9 may not properly load the iANS 
  driver (ans.lan version 5.2), as described in the User's Guide. 
  To workaround this condition, load ODINEB.NLM prior to loading the 
  iANS driver.
  Enabling/Disabling an adapter in Windows 98 SE and Windows Me 
  requires restart
  Due to a technical limitation in Microsoft Windows 98 SE and Windows 
  Me, If you enable or disable an adapter, you must restart the 
  computer to ensure stable operation.  

  Intel(R) PRO Adapters show Normal Polarity during the cable test
  When configuring the adapter to auto-negotiate speed and duplex, and 
  then connect the adapter through a reversed polarity cable to a 10/100 
  port, clicking the Test Cable button in Intel PROSet will show normal 
  polarity, even though the polarity is reversed. 

  Running diagnostics on Windows 98 SE
  Before running diagnostics in Intel PROSet II, determine whether ACPI 
  power management is installed and running. If so, open the Device
  Manager and make sure that the option "Allow the computer to turn
  off this device to save power" is turned off.
  If you still encounter a problem when running diagnostics from 
  PROSet II, use the DOS diagnostics tool. To start the tool, navigate 
  to the APPS/TOOLS directory on the Intel CD. From a DOS prompt, type 

  Windows 98SE - Wake On Directed Packets
  When trying to enable Wake On Directed Packets on Windows 98SE
  systems, the system does not instruct the driver to wake on
  directed packets. Due to this operating  system limitation, this
  feature will not work properly with Intel PROSet.

  Link Difficulties With 82541 or 82547 Based Connections
  PROSet Advanced tab now contains a setting allowing the 
  master/slave mode to be forced to improve time-to-link with some 
  unmanaged switches. Default is the hardware default with settings 
  allowed for GigabitMasterMode or GigabitSlaveMode.

  For Linux settings, see the readme.

  Systems running Windows XP do not respond to pings when Internet
  Firewall is turned on
  When you install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, the Internet
  Connection Firewall is automatically turned on. In this situation,
  the system fails to respond to pings even though the adapter is
  functioning correctly. To fix this issue, turn the Internet
  Firewall off. The system resumes it's response to pings.

Customer Support

- Main Intel web support site: http://support.intel.com

- Network products information: http://www.intel.com/network

- Worldwide access: Intel has technical support centers worldwide.  Many of
  the centers are staffed by technicians who speak the local languages. For
  a list of all Intel support centers, the telephone numbers, and the times
  they are open, visit http://www.intel.com/support/9089.htm.

- Telephone support: US and Canada: 1-916-377-7000 
  (7:00 - 17:00 M-F Pacific Time) 

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Intel Corporation assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in 
this document. Nor does Intel make any commitment to update the information 
contained herein.

* Other product and corporate names may be trademarks of other companies 
and are used only for explanation and to the owners' benefit, without intent 
to infringe.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

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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.

  • 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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