Intel(R) PRO/100 S Mobile Combo Adapter and Intel(R) PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter LAN-only adapter 12/6/00 ======================================================================= Thank you for purchasing the Intel PRO/100 S Mobile Combo adapter or Intel PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter (LAN-only) adapter. Intel is committed to customer satisfaction and timely response to the needs and concerns of our customers. Intel's PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters are designed to work with portable PC's which include a CardBus PC Card slot. CardBus is the next generation PC Card (PCMCIA) standard. It enables portable PC's to incorporate a PCI-based 32-bit bus, which improves performance. The PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters incorporate Intel's CardBus Ethernet technology and a 56K modem (Combo). It incorporates the latest in LAN technology, including advanced power management capabilities. It supports ACPI and the CardBus Power Management Specification. The modem supports V.90 and K56flex* technology. This software release of the PRO/100 S Adapter supports Windows 2000, Windows* 95 OSR2 (950B or higher), Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows NT* 4.0. A Windows based LAN diagnostic utility and modem utility are also included. Drivers for MS-DOS ODI and NDIS 2 are also provided on the Intel CD. If you have compatibility issues not addressed here, or require additional information, please refer to your Intel CardBus adapter User's Guide, or check our web site for the latest updates. Remember to register via the Internet your Intel adapter to receive information about future software upgrades and new products. CONTENTS ======== 1) Intel PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters Characteristics 2) Determining your version Windows 95 3) Using the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters in Windows 95 OSR2 (950B and later) 4) Notes on Card Services 5) Release Notes/Known Limitations 6) CardBus Equipped Portable Computers 7) Machine Specific Notes 8) Modem Information 1) INTEL PRO/100 S Mobile ADAPTERs CHARACTERISTICS ================================================ This release of the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters have the following characteristics: -Smart Powerdown-Extends battery life by putting the card into a low power mode when the LAN cable is removed from the adapter. -All PROS/100 S family adapters have the ability to perform IPSec offloading. This feature moves the computation required for packet encryption to the card, freeing up your systems's CPU for other tasks,and resulting in a significant improvement in bandwidth and CPU utilization in an IPSec-secured network. -10/100 Mbps connectivity - Allows portable PCs equipped with a CardBus slot to connect to 100Base-TX Ethernet networks to take advantage of higher network bandwidth. -The PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter takes advantage of the PCI-based 32-bit bus provided by the CardBus slot. This eliminates the bottleneck of a 16-bit bus, thus providing high-performance 100 Mbps networking. -Auto-negotiation of 10 or 100 Mbps Ethernet connection rate - Upon initialization, the adapter will automatically adopt the speed of the network port to which it is attached, allowing it to be used seamlessly on either 10 Mbps (10Base-T) or 100 Mbps (100Base-TX) network segments. -On the LAN+Modem56 adapter, V.90 modem technology allows access to information and e-mail on corporate networks, the Internet, and other online services at speeds up to 56Kbps over standard phone lines. The V.90 mode enables speeds up to 56Kbps when data is downloaded. Upstream data sent from the user travels at the standard V.34 rate. The modems at both ends of the call must be V.90 compatible to achieve 56K speeds, if not, they will negotiate a standard V.34 connection. 2) DETERMINING YOUR VERSION OF WINDOWS 95 ====================================== Follow the steps below to determine which version of Windows 95 you are running: 1 Click on the Start button. 2 Select Settings. 3 Select the Control Panel. 4 Double-click on the System icon. The System Properties dialog box opens. 5 Select the General tab. Information about your system is displayed, including the version of Windows 95 you are running, under System. If 4.00.950 or 4.00.950A is indicated, your version is not supported by the PRO/100 S Adapter. If 4.00.950B, 4.00.950C or later is reflected, then the adapter will work in this environment. 3) USING THE PRO/100 S Mobile IN WINDOWS 95 OSR2 (950B) and LATER ================================================================= Intel Enhancements for OSR2 --------------------------- Windows 95 version OSR2 (950B) and later support Plug and Play of CardBus devices. However, OSR2 may have problems properly allocating resources to some CardBus multifunction (Ethernet+Modem) devices. The PRO/100 includes software which enhances the ability of Windows 95 OSR2 to support CardBus multifunction devices. This support is implemented in the NDIS4 driver (E100BNT.SYS) and E100BCFG.EXE. E100BCFG.EXE is a configuration program that helps Windows 95 OSR2 configure and use the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter. It is launched after modem installation, following restart. The only indication that it has run will be a dialog box telling the user to restart to complete the installation. On some machines, the program will detect that particular VxD files from Microsoft may be out of date. If this happens, the user will be informed that it might help to obtain more recent versions of these files. The specific files are: CBSS.VXD, PCI.VXD and PCCARD.VXD. Check with your computer manufacturer to see if they have any of these updates for your computer model. NOTE: DO NOT update these files unless you are experiencing problems with the adapter, and you have reviewed the troubleshooting information in the User's Guide. In order to function with Windows 95 OSR2, E100BCFG.EXE places a "forced configuration" onto the slot where the card is inserted. Once this forced configuration is applied, no other card can be inserted into that slot. However, the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter can still be removed and reinserted into the same slot while the laptop is running. The adapter should not be installed into the other slot. The forced configuration on the slot can be removed at a later time by running E100BCFG manually (see section on Removing the Forced Configuration below.) Removing the Forced Configuration --------------------------------- The forced configuration on the slot can be removed by running E100BCFG manually. It can be found in the \INTEL\M32AAPPS directory. When double-clicked, the E100BCFG displays a dialog box describing the forced configuration information. Pressing the "Remove Forced Configuration" button will restore the slot to normal. Removing the forced configuration should be done before upgrading to Windows 98 or Windows Me. Known Limitations in Windows 95 OSR2 ------------------------------------ -Under Windows 95 OSR2, once the PRO/100 S Adapter is installed, no other card can be inserted into the slot where the PRO/100 has been inserted. However, the PRO/100 adapter can be removed and reinserted into the same slot while the laptop is running. The adapter should not be installed into the other slot, since it would cause a reinstallation of the adapter. -Windows 95 may fail to reinitialize the PRO/100 driver when Windows 95 comes out of Suspend/Resume. To make the driver reload in this situation, click on the PC Card (PCMCIA icon) in Control Panel, highlight the adapter and click on Stop. Next, eject the PRO/100 adapter and then re-insert it. The PRO/100 S Adapter will now load. -When using Windows 95 OSR2, Toshiba Tecra 500 series laptops require BIOS version 5.7 or later. Upgrading from Windows 95 to Windows 98 or Windows Me --------------------------------------- -If the PRO/100 S Adapter is installed in Windows 95 OSR2 and you are upgrading to Windows 98 or Windows Me, the E100BCFG is not needed and the "forced configurations" it creates must be removed. See the section above titled "Removing the Forced Configuration" for instructions on how to remove it. 4) NOTES ON CARD SERVICES ====================== Windows NT 4.0 -------------------------------------------- -The PRO/100 Adapter is not compatible with NT 4.0 Card Services requiring support for PCMCIA proposal 187. -SystemSoft CardWizard* versions 4.1 and higher is now compatible with CardBuss II adapters -Phoenix CardWare supports the LAN function only. 5) RELEASE NOTES/KNOWN LIMITATIONS =============================== Supported Environments ---------------------- Driver Name Description E100BNT.SYS NDIS4 Driver for Microsoft Windows 95 (OSR2) and NT 4.0. E100BNT5.SYS NDIS5 Driver for Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Me, and Window 2000. CBMODEM.SYS Modem enabler for Windows NT 4.0 E100BCFG.EXE PRO/100 configuration program for Windows 95 OSR2 MDMTEST.EXE Windows modem test utility E100BODI.COM DOS 16-bit ODI driver. E100B.LAN DOS 32-bit ODI driver and NetWare* 4.11/5.0 Server driver. E100B.DOS DOS NDIS 2 driver. CE100B.LAN ODI C-Specification driver for NetWare 5.0 Server. Known Limitations ----------------- -For Windows 95 OSR2 issues, see section 3 above on Windows 95 -In order to connect to a 100Base-TX Ethernet network, a Category 5 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) network cable terminating in a male RJ-45 connector must be connected to a 100Mbps hub or switch. Check with your LAN Administrator if you are not certain of your network speed and infrastructure. -The PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter is designed to connect to a 100Base-TX network. It does not support 100VG-AnyLAN networks. -If you are attempting to use the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter in a port replicator or docking station, are using Windows 95 and are having problems, there are three alternatives: 1. Put the adapter in the notebook rather than the replicator/ docking station 2. Manually load the drivers 3. Use Windows 98 or Windows Me as these appear to support this environment better than Windows 95. -When attempting to use the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter with a 16-bit adapter (e.g. modems, flash cards, ATA cards) in the other slot, it may be necessary to start up with only the PRO/100 installed, then hot-insert the second adapter. -On the Combo adapter, to achieve 56Kbps speed, there can be only one digital to analog conversion between the connecting modems. Also, the modems at both ends of the call must be .V90 or K56flex compatible to achieve 56K speeds, if not, they will negotiate a standard V.34 rate. Current FCC regulations limit download speeds of the modem to 53Kbps. -When running MS-DOS, the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters must be initialized by running the CBCOMBO.EXE utility. Usage is as follows: CBCOMBO [Optional parameters] For the NDIS 2 DOS driver E100B.DOS the CBCOMBO utility must be run from the CONFIG.SYS file during system startup. The usage for this method is as follows: DEVICE=\path\CBCOMBO.EXE [optional parameters] Simultaneous dual mode operation of the LAN and Modem functions has limited support in the DOS environment. The CardBus II adapter requires that both the LAN and modem function share the same hardware interrupt. Most DOS- based LAN and modem communications applications were developed before the PCI bus made interrupt sharing possible and therefore have no support for interrupt sharing. Using the 16-bit ODI driver, specify either NOCOM or NOLAN when loading the CBCOMBO utility (see MODEM.HLP for more information about CBCOMBO). The 32-bit ODI driver does not support modems. Laptops Running Windows NT 4.0 ------------------------------ On newer Toshiba models running Windows NT 4.0 and equipped with the Topic 97 or newer controller, the drivers will appear to install correctly. After the first restart, however, the CardBus adapter will not function. To resolve this condition, run TSETUP (the Toshiba setup utility) and change the PC Card mode from Autodetect to 16-bit/Cardbus mode. Repeat the instal- lation process. Sometimes the default resources selected for NT do not work and the adapter will not function. If this happens, you will have to try others. Because of the large number of laptops on the market, it is impossible to track the precise resources for each one. In general, if the default resources don't work, try these first, in the following order: IRQ: 11, 9, 5, 3 I/O Memory: d000, d400, 5b8000. When changing these resources, be sure to "cold boot" the laptop (turn it completely off and back on with power switch). For other optional parameters, refer to the CB2HELP.HLP file on the Intel CD. 6) CardBus EQUIPPED PORTABLE COMPUTERS =================================== The PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter requires a portable computer with a CardBus PC Card Slot. Most laptops introduced after January 1997 incorporate CardBus PC Card slots. If you're not sure if your system supports CardBus, contact the manufacturer of your laptop. 7) MACHINE SPECIFIC NOTES ====================== Visit the Intel web site for updated machine specific information. Acer 367D --------- -The PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters are not compatible with this model when running Windows NT 4.0. Compaq 7792 with original version of Windows 95 (OSR2) installed by Compaq. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters drivers will not properly install in this model due to Compaq's customization of Windows. The solution is to install a generic version of Windows 95 OSR2 or Windows 98 or Windows Me and then install the PRO/100 adapter. Gateway Solo, Model 9100 ------------------------ -If you have any problems with this model, try changing the IRQ value. Remember to cold boot the system after changing the IRQ value. Hewlett Packard Omnibook* 800CS ------------------------------- -Requires BIOS version 2.0 or later. Available from Hewlett Packard web site. Micron TransPort Trek --------------------- -For correct operation under Windows NT, change the resources to IRQ=11 and Memory=5B8000. Remeber to cold boot the system after changing the IRQ value. Sony 717 -------- -The PRO/100 S Mobile Adapters are not compatible with this model when running Windows NT 4.0. Toshiba Portable Computers -------------------------- -On newer Toshiba models running Windows NT 4.0 and equipped with the Topic 97 controller, the drivers will appear to install correctly. After the first restart, however, the CardBus adapter will not function. To resolve this condition, run TSETUP (the Toshiba setup utility) and change the PC Card mode from Autodetect to 16-bit/Cardbus mode. Repeat the instal- lation process. -If the driver fails to load in Windows 98 or Windows Me, and Device Manager displays a yellow exclamation point for the adapter, change the Adaptive Performance Tuning setting to the leftmost position. This setting is accessed from Intel PROSet, on the Advanced tab. -If using Windows 95 OSR2, an operating system patch may be required. Check with Toshiba for more information -If the PRO/100 Mobile Adapter does not load in the top PC Card slot on Toshiba Tecra* and Portege* computers, there are two remedies: 1. Try using the CardBus adapter in the lower slot. 2. Disable support for the infrared device by commenting out (put a semi-colon ";" in front of) the following lines in the Windows SYSTEM.INI file: ;device=C:\TRANXIT\pumafir.386 -When using Windows 95 OSR2, Toshiba Tecra 500 series laptops require BIOS version 5.7 or later. -Some Toshiba computers require you to run a utility called TSETUP.EXE to put the PCMCIA controller into CardBus mode. -When using the PRO/100 S Mobile Adapter on certain Toshiba computers, use of the second PC Card slot is disabled when the computer is put into CardBus/16-bit PC Card mode. Toshiba Tecra 550 ----------------- -Set the IRQ=11 in this model for proper operation in Windows NT 4. -The adapter will not function if your Tecra 550 is running the Toshiba version of Windows 95. Upgrade to Windows 98 or Windows Me to solve this issue. 8) MODEM INFORMATION ================= For AT commands and V.90 S registers, see the CB2HELP.HLP file on the Intel CD. S109 REGISTER ------------- The firmware contained in this product is designed to initially attempt to make a v.90 connection, and then fall back to K56flex if the host being dialed does not support v.90. However, the host being dialed must support v.90 autodetect in order for a v.90 connection to be initiated by default. Please note that if this command is used and a v.90 connection is not achieved the modem will fall back directly to v.34. When S109=2, fall back from v.90 to K56Flex is disabled. To set this value back to the default issue an ATS109=1 command. In summary, the values of this register and the resultant behavior are: S109=1 (default) - Negotiates initially at v.90 if host supports v.90 autodetect. If host does not support v.90 autodetect or does not support v.90 at all, will negotiate back to K56flex. S109=2 - Forces v.90 for PCM connects. If host does not support v.90, falls directly back to v.34. Changing the value of the S109 register can be implemented via the following means: -When using a terminal emulator program, enter ATS109=n (where n is the value desired). -To implement with Windows 95/98/W2k/Me/NT dial up networking, go to Control Panel\Modems. Highlight the modem and click Properties. Click Connection\Advanced. Enter S109=n (where n is the value desired) in the Extra Settings box.Download Driver Pack
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