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	       Card Test and Diagnostic Program
		 for Ethernet+Modem PC Card
	       
CARDTEST.EXE is an MS/DOS program that verifies if the basic functions and 
components of the Ethernet+Modem PC Card work correctly.  Since CARDTEST.EXE 
accesses hardware directly, you should only run this program in a native 
MS/DOS environment (with or without the Card Services).  It is not 
recommended to run this program in a  DOS box in the Microsoft Windows or
IBM OS/2 environment.

Command line options:

   CARDTEST /? 

      Displays command line options and the supported values for each option.

   CARDTEST [/Q:x] [/I:yyy] [/C:c] [/S:z]

     /Q:x    : The IRQ number for the Ethernet (LAN) device.
               x = 2, 3, 4, [5], 9, 10, 11, 12, 15
               If not specified, CARDTEST will assign an IRQ number.
     /I:yyy  : The base I/O address for the Ethernet (LAN) device.
               yyy = [300], 320, 340, 360
               If not specified, CARDTEST will assign a free range of I/O addresses.
     /C:c    : The COM port (COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4) for the modem device.
               c = 1, 2, 3, 4
               If not specified, CARDTEST will assign a free COM port.
     /S:z    : PCMCIA Slot No.
               x = 0, 1... 
               If not specified, CARDTEST will detect the slot number.

CARDTEST.EXE conducts the following tests:

  . Configuration Test

       Verifies if an Ethernet+Modem PC Card is in the PCMCIA slot and if 
       the IRQ and I/O resources can be obtained successfully to conduct the 
       subsequent tests.

  . I/O Test (for the Ethernet function)

       Verifies if the default Ethernet I/O base address (0x300) or the 
       Ethernet I/O base address specified on the command line works
       correctly.  If this test fails, more than likely the I/O address 
       is occupied by another device.  In this case please change 
       the I/O base address by using the [/I] option on the command line. 
       Then execute CARDTEST.EXE again.
       
  . COM PORT Test

       Verifies if the default modem COM port (COM3) or the COM port 
       specified on the command line works correctly.  If this test fails, 
       more than likely it is because the COM port is occupied by another 
       device in the system.  In this case please change the COM port by using 
       the [/C] option on the command line.  Then execute CARDTEST.EXE again.
       
  . PC Card RAM Test

       Verifies if the RAM (Random Access Memory) component on the PC Card 
       is free of errors.

  . Ethernet Node ID Test

       Verifies if the Ethernet Node ID is in correct format.

  . Ethernet Internal Loopback Test

       Conducts Ethernet internal loopback test.

  . Ethernet External Loopback Test

       Conducts Ethernet external loopback test.  To pass this test you
       must connect the PC Card to an Ethernet network.  That is, you must 
       connect the card to an Ethernet Hub with a TP (twisted pair) cable.
 

  . Interrupt Test

       Verifies if the default Ethernet Interrupt (IRQ) value (5) or the 
       IRQ value specified on the command line works correctly.  If this test 
       fails, more than likely the IRQ is occupied by another device in the system.
       In this case please change the IRQ value by using the [/Q] option on the 
       command line.  Then execute CARDTEST.EXE again.
       
  . Network Function Test

       Broadcasts traffic on the Ethernet network to verify if the PC Card can 
       send network data correctly with the specified IRQ and I/O values.  The
       number of packets transmitted is displayed in the "Tx Count" field.

       To conduct this test you must connect the PC Card to a Ethernet network.
       That is, you must connect the card to a Ethernet Hub with a TP
       (twisted pair) cable.

       You can use the [F2] key to start or to stop the test.

       To verify the network receive function, you can execute the Network 
       Function Test on a second notebook computer over the same network.  When 
       CARDTEST.EXE receives the network packets broadcast by the second 
       notebook, the number of packets received is displayed in the "Rx Count"
       field on the screen.

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