README.TXT Driver File Contents (N2501E.zip)

Table of Contents:
 
I       OVERVIEW
II      KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE RELEASE
III     LIMITATIONS AND COMPATIBILITY OF THE RELEASE
IV      LEXMARK TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND ELECTRONIC SERVICES
V       RELEASE HISTORY

I.   OVERVIEW:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

   This README file pertains to the current release of the firmware flash
   file for the MarkNet N2501e and N2401e internal network adapters.

   Package file:     N2501E.zip
   Flash file name:  5_20_26.pml
   FLASH RELEASE     5.20.26
   Release date:     December 20, 2002

   NOTES: 

   1) The flash file extension, .pml, is used by the various utilities
      to distinguish between the various flash file types.  The file
      extension must not be changed.
   2) Due to the increased support for LDD profiles it will now be
      necessary to NVRAM reset an adapter if you are downgrading from
      this revision to an earlier firmware level.
   3) Note that pinging the adapter with large frames (over 1472 bytes)
      is not supported in this (and previous) firmware revision(s).  There
      are no problems with doing a 'regular' ping command.

   
II.  KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE RELEASE:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

   1) Improved paper jam handling on the OptraImage 725 scanner.

   2) Added the "No Fax Detected" status to replace "Voice Call" and
      incorrect fax polling calls.  (This MFP does not support fax polling.)

   3) Improved non-ECM fax receive.

   4) Corrected page count on fax logs for cancelled non-ECM received faxes.

   5) Improved fax reception from certain OKI fax machines.

   6) Sped up the print time for the last page of copies from the X443 ADF.

   7) Corrected a TCP/IP problem that could lead to corrupt scan to network
      (e-mail / ftp) images on specific network configurations.

   8) Changed the stratum level for NTP to 16.

   9) Addressed an NTP issue where changing the NTP server did not always
      take effect immediately.


III. LIMITATIONS AND COMPATIBILITY OF THE RELEASE:::::::::::::::::::::::::

   One of the following methods are required to update the MarkNet N2501e
   with this release of firmware flash:
   
   1) The flash file can be sent down to the adapter via TFTP with a 
      binary transfer.  In the following examples the flash file is
      located in the C:\inaflash\ directory.

   NT server example:

      C:\tftp -i 157.184.29.84 PUT C:\inaflash\5_20_26.pml /dev/flash
      Transfer successful: 648434 bytes in 13 seconds, 19910 bytes/s

   OS/2 Server example:

      [C:\]tftp 157.184.29.84
      IBM TCP/IP for OS/2 - TFTP Client ver 14:02:01 on Oct 24 1995.
      tftp> bin
      tftp> put
      (file) c:\inaflash\5_20_26.pml /dev/flash
      Sent 648434 bytes in 10.8 seconds
      tftp>

   2) MarkVision for Windows 95 or Windows NT Version 4.80 or greater

      1. In the MarkVision printer window, double-click the printer with
         the adapter you want to flash.
      2. Click the Adapter Settings tab.
      3. Click Flash Adapter.
      4. Select the flash file that contains the new firmware code.
      5. Click on Open and the new firmware code will be flashed to
         the adapter.
      6. When the process is completed, you will receive notification
         that the flash was successful and the adapter will reset.
        
   3) Windows 3.1 Interwin Version 5.95 or greater (Netware only)

   4) MarkVision for OS2 Version 3.16 or greater

      1. In the printer window locate the adapter you want to update and
         right-click on it.
      2. Select Port and then Properties.
      3. Click on Flash Adapter and then point the application to the
         correct file and select it to flash the adapter.

   5) MarkVision for Unix Versions 3.1 through 4.1
      1. Start the LEXPRT program.
      2. Select the option Update adapter firmware.
      3. Select single adapter. (If you want to do multiple adapters you
         can view the man page for UPDLEXPRT)
      4. Enter the hostname(IP address) and select the flash file (include
         the path for the flash file).
      
   6) Any version of MarkVision for Macintosh.

      1. Highlight the adapter you want to update and click on the Update
         Adapter icon on the left which has a picture of a lightning bolt.
      2. Locate the flash file for the adapter, highlight it, then click
         on Open.
      3. The utility will return main screen and the firmware should be
         updated.

   OS/2 Network Printer Utility version 5.82 or greater is needed for LexLink
   printing using OS/2 pre-Warp utilities.
   
IV. LEXMARK TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND ELECTRONIC SERVICES:::::::::::::::::::::

   The Lexmark Network Printer Utility, MarkVision, and the MarkNet family of 
   network adapters are supported by Lexmark.  For technical assistance contact
   the Lexmark Customer Support Center at (888)539-6275 weekdays from 9 a.m. 
   to 9 p.m. or on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

   Lexmark electronic services provide access to product information,
   print drivers, firmware updates, and utility program updates.  The Lexmark
   electronic services include:
   - Internet: http://www.lexmark.com
   
V.  RELEASE HISTORY:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

  5.20.23
   1) Fixed a specific problem with "Packbits" mode causing a crash when
      displayed on the panel.
   2) Fixed a specific problem where certain types of scanner paper jams
      would cause an eventual lockup on the OptraImage 725.
   3) Improved "A4 width" fax reception from fax servers.
   4) Fixed a problem where faxes that had 100% bad frames were reported
      as "good" to the sending fax machine.
   5) Added the ability to not require the MarkNet password for
      "Manage Destinations" and related links.

  5.20.20
   1) SNMP printer alerts are now observed by the network adapter
      'real-time' so that printer alerts that change and restore quickly
      are not overlooked.
   2) Added support for DHCP options 15 and 81.  These options are used to
      help the DHCP server automatically register with the DNS server.
   3) Corrected some formatting issues related to faxing an A4 sheet of
      paper on large format scanners.
   4) Addressed some issues that could cause the fax queue to hang.
   5) Added some translations.
   6) Increased the number of supported LDD profiles.

  5.20.17
   1) Fixed a specific fax problem affecting ECM faxes.  This problem
      could sometimes cause fax sending to fail with an abrupt disconnect.
      The receiver would still receive the whole faxed page, but
      subsequent pages of the same fax might never be sent.
   2) Tweaked fax timings slightly.  This improves compatibility with more
      fax machines.  This should improve the ability to send faxes.
   3) Minor German translation changes.

  5.20.16
   1) Improved the DHCP renewal time implementation
   2) Addressed a problem where using a static DHCP transaction ID was
      causing an issue with some DHCP servers.
   3) Addressed a specific issue where quick double ring cadences could 
      cause an incorrect Hardware Error report.
   4) Addressed a routing issue where the adapter could end up using a
      0.0.0.0 address.
   5) Improved compatibility with modem code 4.24a
   6) Various changes and fixes to translations.
   7) Addressed CERT CA-2002-03 SNMP vulnerability advisory and also
      some vulnerabilities exposed by port scanning security software. 

  5.20.11
   1) Addressed an issue with scanning to an AppleShare IP FTP server.
   2) Corrected a problem with long passwords when using Telnet 9000.
   3) Fixed a problem with LPD trailer pages.
   4) Added Secure Fax for the new Lexmark T printer line (HD required).
   5) Added Manual Fax functionality for shared phone lines.
   6) Added copy job offsetting option for printers that have a supported
      offsetting output tray.
   7) Added the ability to Enable and Disable Fax Send and Receive Logs.
   8) Added the option to choose between the Remote Station Name and the
      Dialed Phone Number for the Fax Send Log.
   9) Fax Server Mode now supports the phone number in "Subject:" field.

  5.19.14
   1) Increased MAC auto-negotiation delay.
   2) Repaired RARP.
   3) Randomized DHCP "Transaction ID".
   4) Removed character check for Netware context names.
   5) Suppressed the banner page for fax transmission logs.
   6) Increased fax modem robustness.
   7) Added option to disable fax receive error logs.
   8) Repaired Scan to Network for uncompressed TIFF images.
   9) Various other minor bug fixes and changes.
   10) LPR/LPD Trailer Pages do not work correctly in this release.

  5.19.12
   1) Improved Fax "stepdown" routine.
   2) Improved operation with Lexmark Document Distributor using ftp.
   3) Various minor bug fixes.

  5.19.11
   1) Added the ability to search LDAP directory servers for email address
      and fax number.
   2) Added ability to delete temporary "Profile" shortcuts via the web page.
   3) Added the ability to password protect the "Create Scan Profile"
      process.  A static password or LDAP authentication can be used.
   4) Added the ability to sort destination lists by "name" or "shortcut
      number".
   5) Added the ability to lock the OptraImage operator panel.
   6) Added support for new printers.
   7) Fixed a problem where print jobs would sometimes go to the incorrect
      output bin after sending a fax.
   8) Fixed a problem where fax logs would only come out the default bin if
      the bin names had been changed by the user.
   9) Translation changes.

  5.18.15
   1) Fixed an issue where the original paper size for copies would revert
      to "Letter" on an adapter reset.

  5.18.14
   1) Specific scan window fix.
   2) Addressed a fax log output bin problem.
   3) Additional printer support.
   4) Specific W810z changes and fixes.
   5) Scanner Image enhancements.
   6) Translation changes.

  5.18.8
   1) Added Scan to network in PS format
   2) Added Macintosh support for Scan to PC
   3) Various fax enhancements
   4) Various translation changes and additions
   5) Addressed a DHCP issue where there was a very small possibility
      an adapter could get the incorrect DHCP address
   6) Addressed some memory issues when printing via Lexlink
   7) Permanent Destinations now contain content and resolution settings.

  5.15.18
   1) Addressed an issue where a fax job could possibly be appended to a
      previous fax job.

  5.15.17
   1) Fixes for various fax issues on systems that do not have a hard disk
   2) Addressed some fax issues with older fax machines and printers
   3) Increased compatibility with the Ringdale token ring bridge (IP
      fragmentation issue)

  5.15.13
   1) Added Group Fax functionality.
   2) Translated web page.  The web page now displays in the language that is
      selected from the printer operator panel (display language)
   3) Added Distinctive Ring functionality
   4) Fax logs have been added to the web page.
   5) Support for OptraImage 232/242 has been added.
   6) Added the ability to set the SMTP port from the advanced settings on the
      web page.
   7) Added Telnet 3270E and 5250E printing support.
   8) Added manual answer for fax.

  5.14.16
   1) Addressed an Appletalk zone jumping issue
   2) Cancel fax was added for printers that support shadow mode
   3) Book original copy quality improved
   4) Time server issues addressed related to leap year and NTP
  
  5.12.19b
   1) Changed the re-dial timeout for send fax.  

  5.12.19a
   1) Improved Language support
   2) Added Job accounting functionality
   3) Added Scan to Email, Scan to FTP, and Scan to Desktop(PC) support.
   4) Addressed a rotation issue when scaling non-letter sized source documents.
   5) Changed ImageQuick Web SIMM capability so that if no local domain is 
      set and no proxy server is set all URLs are considered local.

  5.11.25
   1) Added new FAX scan to memory functionality.
   2) Improved FAX end of job detection.
   3) Improved DHCP DECLINE functionality.
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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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