wiredpci.txt Driver File Contents (intel_pro100.zip)

Intel(R) Network Adapter Software Version 8.0 Release Notes

March 7, 2003


- What's new in this release
- Viewing the user guides
- Upgrading drivers and utilities on systems using IPSec
- Repairing installation of utilities
- Compatibility notes for Multi Vendor Teaming
- Team setup requirement
- IEEE 802.3ad teaming with Foundry switches
- Locally administered address (LAA) in Windows* 98SE
- Required service pack for Windows* 2000
- Procedure for installing and upgrading drivers and utilities
- Teaming with onboard adapters on Windows NT 4.0 systems
- Known limitations
- Customer support

What's new in this release

  Additional information on these features is available in the user's guide
  included with the Intel CD.

  - Improved Teaming Features
	Switch Fault Tolerance teaming for Netware* and Linux
	Simplified 802.3ad Dynamic teaming
	Multi-vendor teaming capability
	Mixed-speed Failover capability
	Unattended installation of teams
	GARP Multicast Registration Protocol (GMRP) support
	Relaxed multi-vendor teaming restrictions

  - Improved Management Features
	Management application support for multi-adapter QoS
	Improved diagnostic tools
	Improved management application support for third party adapters
	ASF 2.0
	ASF 1.0 over Linux
	ASF Agent remote deployment and configuration enhancements
	Wake on LAN for Fast Ethernet adapters on Linux
	Native SNMP
	PXE 2.0
	DMI 2.0
	SMBus management features

  - Linux Enhancements
	Linux TCP Segmentation Offloading. This enhancement is available for
          the 2.5 development kernel.
	Linux multi-vendor teaming

  - New Features
	Support for the CSA interface Intel(R) PRO/1000 CT Network Connection
	Polling support for Gigabit drivers on FreeBSD systems

Viewing the user guides

To access the user guides, click View User Guides from the autorun screen 
for the Intel CD. Alternatively, open the readme.txt file in the root of 
the Intel CD and see the User Guides section for the location of the
index.htm for the appropriate User Guide.

Upgrading 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 software before installing this version.

Repairing installation of utilities

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

  1. Run the Intel PROSet Installer.
  2. In the Program Maintenance dialog box, select Modify.
  3. In the Custom Setup dialog box, click the graphic next to the utility 
     you would like to uninstall. Click the option Do not install this 
  4. Follow the onscreen directions to finish the installation.

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

Compatibility notes for Multi Vendor Teaming

In Intel test labs, it was found that hot-adding a non-Intel adapter to a 
team causes system instability. If you do hot-add a non-Intel adapter to a 
team, make sure you restart the computer or reload the team.

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 LAA after using a manually-
assigned 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 

Required Service Pack for Windows 2000

For the driver and software to function correctly on Windows 2000, you must 
install Service Pack 3 or later.

Procedure for installing and upgrading drivers and utilities

Intel does not recommend installing or upgrading drivers and Intel(R)
PROSet software over a network connection. Instead, install or upgrade
drivers and utilities from each system.

Teaming with onboard adapters on Windows NT 4.0 systems

If you are running Windows NT 4.0, you can include both server adapters
and onboard adapters in a team. To create a team, start Intel PROSet II 
from either the Control Panel or system tray.

Known limitations

  WOL and Standby options not available when connecting to a Gigabit Only
  When an adapter is connected to a Gigabit only switch, the WOL and Standby
  features are unavailable. This is due to the power consumption level of the

  UnixWare* 7 and Open UNIX* 8 - Improper adapter names Used in netcfg
  In UnixWare* 7 and Open UNIX* 8, limitations with the Network Configuration 
  Manager cause some PRO/1000 adapter names that are not installed in the 
  system to appear in the list of adapters. In the Network Configuration 
  Manager, the Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Network Connection adapter is 
  also shown as an Intel(R) PRO/1000 MF Server Adapter. The Intel(R) PRO/1000 
  MT Network Connection adapter is also shown as a Intel(R) PRO/1000 F Server 
  Adapter. The Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Server Adapter is also shown as an Intel 
  PRO/1000 MT Network Connection Adapter.

  The e1008g driver may identify certain PRO/100 adapters as PRO/1000 

  - Install and configure all Intel PRO/100 adapters prior to installing 
    PRO/1000 adapters. 
  - If you are installing a MT Dual Port Network Connection adapter, ignore 
    the entry for the MF Server Adapter when you select Add New LAN Adapter. 
  - If you are installing a MT Network Connection adapter, ignore the entry 
    for the F Server Adapter when you select Add New LAN Adapter.
  - If you are installing a MT Server Adapter, ignore the entry for the MT 
    Network Connection Adapter when you select Add New LAN Adapter.

  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.

  Windows NT 4.0 - Installing Intel PROSet in a language Other than English
  To install Intel PROSet in a language other than English under Windows NT 
  4.0, you must properly set your locale prior to installing the Network 
  Adapter Driver. 
  - Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  - Open Regional Settings.
  - Change Regional Settings to the desired language (see list below).
  - Click OK. (You may be asked to insert your Windows NT installation CD to 
    complete the change.
  - Install the Network Adapter Driver.
  List of available languages and corresponding regional settings:
    German (Standard)
    French (Standard)
    Italian (Standard)
    Spanish (Modern Sort)
    Portuguese (Brazilian)
    Norwegian (Bokmal)
    Dutch (Standard)
  NOTE: If you select the correct language, but another regional setting, 
        PROSet will be installed in English. For example, selecting 
        Spanish (Mexico) or French (Canada) will install PROSet in English.
  - After installing the Network Adapter Driver, you may reset the regional
    settings. (see instructions above).

  If you have installed the Network Adapter Driver and find English 
  documentation instead of the correct language, you must uninstall the driver,
  follow the above procedures to change the regional settings, and reinstall
  the driver.

  Servers running Windows NT 4.0 with teamed adapters
  On servers running NT4 with teamed adapters, if you experience trouble with 
  teams after physically removing an adapter from a team you may need to 
  adjust the DWORD BindTimerTimeout.

  NOTE: In Windows NT 4.0 there is a timer for each adapter (to prevent a 
        non-working teamed adapter from holding up the install). If you are 
        using mixed speed adapters (the PRO/100 with PRO/1000 or Intelligent
        Server Adapter) and using teaming and/or a large number of VLANs, you
        may encounter a load time longer than the timer’s limit. If this is 
        encountered, disable the timer (for each adapter in the team) as 

        In the registry under the DWORD BindTimerTimeout:

          <e100XbN>\parameters\iansprotocol\BindTimerTimeout value 0
            (was 50000 default) 

        where N indicates the card instance. This must be done each time any 
        changes to teaming/VLANs are made in Intel PROSet.

  No I/O support 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.

  Team settings default to those common to all adapters in the team
  Team settings, or capabilities, are always set to the lowest common 
  denominator for each capability. When you make team changes, the team
  settings are updated when you click Apply in PROSet and the team is 
  reloaded. If you are running PROSet II, you must close and then open
  PROSet II instead of clicking an Apply button. 
  If through PROSet you add an adapter to a team that has lower capabilities 
  than the team itself, PROSet warns you that there is a compatibility
  mismatch. PROSet adds the adapter to the team and the new team settings are 
  set to the lowest common denominator. These settings take effect when you
  click Apply. Again, if you are running PROSet II, you must close and then 
  open PROSet II instead of clicking an Apply button.

  All adapters in the team have to have the same capabilities or they will 
  default to the lowest denominator. This is true regardless of the team 
  member's status.

  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 
  Millennium, If you enable or disable an adapter, you must restart the 
  computer to ensure stable operation.  

  Intel PRO/1000 Adapter ignores Wake Up signals when connected to a 
  10/100 switch
  After sending a system into standby, occasionally a wake up packet
  arrives before the system moves into standby mode. When this happens, 
  the system ignores remaining wake up signals and remains in standby 
  Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop Adapter shows Normal Polarity during the
  cable test
  when you configure the adapter to autonegotiate speed and duplex, you
  encounter the following situation. If you connect the adapter through 
  a reversed polarity cable to a 10/100 port, clicking the Test Cable 
  button in Intel PROSet always shows that the polarity for the adapter
  is Normal, even though the polarity is Reversed.

  TCP Segmentation for Windows 2000
  The advanced feature, TCP segmentation, is not supported in windows
  2000 for Intel(R) PRO/1000 Desktop and Server adapters.

  Intel PRO/1000 Adapter does not have Link when forced to operate
  at 10 or 100 Mbps with a link partner forced to operate at 10 or
  100 Mbps
  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 a link partner is also forced to operate at 10 or 100 Mbps, is
    connected back to back, and is connected using a regular cable 
    instead of a crossover cable. 
  - If a link partner is also forced to operate at 10 or 100 Mbps, 
    connected to a switch, and connected using a crossover cable instead
    of a regular cable.

  Changing speed and duplex of adapters in a team
  When you add an adapter to a Fast EtherChannel, Gigabit EtherChannel, 
  or Link Aggregation team, Intel PROSet makes sure that the adapters in
  the team are capable of operating at the speed assigned to the team.
  Intel PROSet does not force any adapter in the team to operate at that

  Linux ACPI enable causes Dual Port PRO/1000 Adapters to fail
  If ACPI is turned on in the kernel, dual port adapters will not work. 
  This is due to a limitation in ACPI. Currently, this affects all new 
  versions of SuSE and the United Linux family.

  Third party multiple adapters installed on a SCO5 system
  A known limitation exists with some third party adapters and the SCO5
  operating system. If four or more adapters are installed, the 
  operating system does not have enough buffer memory for the adapters 
  to function normally. Some traffic does not pass through any of the 
  installed adapters. 

  Changing the driver settings may alleviate this issue. For more 
  information, see the documentation shipped with the third party

  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.

  Running diagnostics on Windows 98 SE
  If you 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 DIAGS.

  Naming a team for an unattended installation
  As part of the unattended installation, you can set up one or more 
  teams. When naming teams, you must start the team name with
  the word Team. Examples of valid team names are Team One and Team1.

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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  • 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.

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