README.TXT Driver File Contents (PCN110.exe)

Driver Package File Name: PCN110.exe
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NOTES ON
Installing Maxtech PCN110 Fast Ethernet PC Card
For Packet Driver Users
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    (c) 1998 Copyright Maxtech, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


This document contains installation notes, which is not included in the
PCN110 Fast Ethernet PC Card USER'S GUIDE or onscreen instructions
for Packet Driver users regarding PCN110 Fast Ethernet PC Card
installation.

This document contains information on the following topics:

1.0 Introduction
2.0 Installation Notes for Packet drivers
3.0 Explanation Of The Required Setup Commands and Parameters
    3.1 Two commands available to install Packet driver.
    3.2 Explanation Of The Required Setup Parameters and Options
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1.0 Introduction
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        Packet drivers are general drivers used by many operating
        systems especially TCP/IP software packages. If the network
        system that is installed specifically mentions support for
        packet drivers then it is likely that it will be able to
        install the provided packet driver without problems.

        The PCN110 Fast Ethernet PC Card Installation diskette
        contains Packet drivers and installation notes for some of
        the most popular operating systems which  support Packet
        drivers.

        The most important thing to remember when installing the  packet
        driver is the software interrupt vector.  The default interrupt
        vector for packet drivers is 0x62 hexadecimal.  Most network
        operating system supporting packet drivers will try to
        automatically search for packet drivers already loaded in the
        computer's memory. However, some packages will require a provided
        interrupt vector for the packet driver.  Furthermore, some
        packages can only work with certain interrupt vectors. which
        require a software interrupt vector parameter when loading.
        Please see section 2.2, "Explanation Of The Required Setup
        Parameters and Options", for information on packet driver
        parameters.

        Since the PCN110 Fast Ethernet PC Card is software configurable,
        the packet driver will automatically detect the hardware
        parameters. If the packet driver can properly read the
        adapter's MAC address during loading, then the hardware should
        normally working properly.


2.0 Installation Notes for Packet drivers
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   To view these installation notes, please refer to the following files:

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     File                      Description/Installation notes
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     \PKTDRV\README.TXT        For all Packet driver users
     \PKTDRV\PCTCP.TXT         For PCTCP users
     \PKTDRV\WINSOCK.TXT       For WINSOCK users
     \PKTDRV\PDIPX.TXT         For IPX users
     \PKTDRV\PCNFS.TXT         For PC-NFS V5.0 users
     \PKTDRV\NCSA.TXT          For NCSA users


3.0 Explanation Of The Required Setup Commands and Parameters
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3.1. Two methods available to install Packet driver
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     Method 1.

     In your CONFIG.SYS file, include the DEVICE command.

        Format:
        DEVICE = PCN110PD.SYS [/option] <packet_int_no>


     Method 2.

     Install Packet driver by typing PCN110PD at the DOS command prompt.

        Format:
        PCN110PD.COM [/option] <packet_int_no>


3.2 Explanation Of The Required Setup Parameters and Options
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        Packet Driver
  Parameters and Options    Description

       <packet_int_no>      The software interrupt vector number used by
                            the packet driver program. This can be from
                            96 to 128.

       [/option]            Includes the following:

       /?                   Show available parameters

       /d                   Delay Initial - The driver program will not
                            initialize the network interface card until
                            the packet driver program is accessed by its
                            upper layer program.

       /w                   This parameter is only to be used in the
                            Windows environment.

       /u                   Unload the packet driver.

       /c                   Assign card number for driver.

       /n                   NetWare conversion. Convert 802.3 packets
                            to 8137 packets

       /auto                Auto detect the speed and duplex mode.

       /100h                Set speed to 100M bps and half duplex mode.

       /10f                 Set speed to 10M bps and full duplex mode.

       /10h                 Set speed to 10M bps and half duplex mode.


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