AVST.TXT Driver File Contents (en1657-a.zip)

	 Accton Technology Corporation

Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 by Accton Technology 
Corporation. All rights reserved.

AccView/Station Overview
AccView/Station is a tool for PC and LAN adapter 
management. It is an Windows-based application 
that runs in Microsoft Windows 3.1 and later

It can show configuration of local PC hardware 
and network adapters. AccView/Station manages 
network adapters through network device drivers. 
Currently Packet Driver and Open Data Link (ODI)
interface drivers are supported. 

Using AccView/Station you can view the adapter's
configuration and statistic tables, and create 
the necessary reports. AccView/Station incorporates
report text editors to facilitate report generation.

AccView/Station consists of a single executable 
file called AVST.EXE. 

1. Copy the AVST.EXE file into your hard disk. 
2. Use the "New" command in the Windows
   program manager to add it into one of the 
   program manager windows. 
3. Before you can use the program, make sure 
   that your adapter is properly installed.

Parts of the AccView/Station Screen

1. The Control Panel

The Control Panel is the control center 
of AccView/Station. A list box displays all
network drivers detected by the program.

Packet drivers are named with their interrupt 
vector and their driver name. For example:

"Packet Driver at 60H:  Accton EN165x Packet Driver"

ODI drivers are named by their driver name 
and frame type. If you load more than one 
frame type for a ODI driver, they will 
appear several times in the list of 
drivers, differing only in the protocol 
frame type.

Below the list box are three buttons 
named "PC Configuration," "Configuration," 
and "Statistics." They are used to invoke 
almost all other windows. 

Click the PC Configuration button to
invoke the screen showing the adapter's

Other buttons, namely, "Configuration" and 
"Statistics" require you to select an appropriate 
driver first. If no drivers are available, 
the two buttons have no effect. Depending on 
which driver is selected in the above list box, 
the "Configuration" and "Statistics" buttons 
invoke the LAN driver configuration and 
statistics window respectively.

The Control Panel window can not be closed 
while AccView/Station is running. It can be 
minimized if necessary.

2. PC Configuration

The PC Configuration Window shows 
the CPU type, memory size, I/O ports,
DOS version and Windows version that you
are using. 

It also shows disk drives currently online, 
including removable disks, floppy disk drives, 
fixed disks and network disks. The total size 
and remaining spaces of these devices are also shown.

The Update button can be used to refresh 
the disk drive display.

3. Packet Driver Configuration

It shows various information from the 
Packet Driver interface, including Names, 
Class, Type of the driver, node address,
functionality, current receive mode, and 
the multicast address list.

4. Packet Driver Statistics

It shows standard packet driver statistics 
table. Including transmitted and received 
frames, bytes and errors.

5. ODI Configuration

It shows the MLID configuration table. 
Entries are renamed and organized from 
Novell documentation for better understanding. 

6. ODI Statistics

It shows the MLID statistics table from 
the interface. Multiple logical boards sharing 
the same physical interface will also have
the same statistical display.

7. Report Generation

AccView/Station includes a simple report generator,
which allows users to open multiple reports
simultaneously. Users can open, save, view,
print, edit and manipulate a report just like
a file from text editor.

On the AccView/Station screen, there is a menu bar
containing menus, such as File, Edit, View, Window
and Help. Invoking any menu brings up a pull-down
menu containing different commands for report
manipulation. The commands are straight forward,
functioning in a similar way as any Windows-based
text editor.

AccView/Station's report generator uses a standard
Windows text control that cannot accept files longer
than 32K. 

Menu and Tool Bar
The AccView/Station's menu bar commands include
the following: File, Edit, View, Window and Help.
This section briefly explains each item.

The File Menu includes the following commands:

New             Select this command to create a new report
Open            Select this command to open an existing report
Save            Saves a new report using current file name
Save As         Saves a new report to a new file name
Print           Prints a report
Print Setup     Select this to change the print setup

The Edit Menu includes the following commands:

Undo            Cancels the most recent command 
		or action you completed
Cut             Removes a selected text from the document
		and stores it on the Clipboard temporarily
Paste           Places text from the Clipboard to the
		user-specified place on the document
Delete          Removes a selected text from the document
Find            Searches the document for a specified
		character string
Find Next       Continues the search for the next occurrence
		of the character string on the document
The View Menu includes the following commands:

Toolbar         Enables/disables the Toolbar. The Toolbar
		is a short-cut method for invoking the 
		commands that you need. For example,
		icons for creating a new report,
		opening a new file, saving a file,
		editing a report, cutting, copying, pasting
		selected information, printing a report,
		calling online help
Status Bar      Enables/disables the Status Bar

The Window Menu includes the following commands:

Cascade         Arranges open windows so that the title box
		of each window is visible       
Tile            Arranges open windows side-by-side so
		that all of them are visible
Arrange Icons   Arranges into rows all program icons
		for a selected group, of if a group
		icon is selected arranges all
		group icons into rows
List of Reports The names of all open reports are
		listed at the bottom of the Window


All information in the configuration and statistics display 
windows can be appended to one of the report windows. 

Do this by selecting the Edit Append command, or 
simply clicking the "Append" icon from the Tool bar 
while the PC Configuration, Driver Configuration or 
Driver Statistics Windows are selected. 

A list of all available reports will be shown on the
screen. Select the report you need by highlighting it
with your mouse, then clicking the <OK> button. The
report that you've selected is automatically
appended for you into the appropriate location 
that you've specified.

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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.

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