w98.txt Driver File Contents (3Com_Gigabit_LOM_3C940.zip)

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3C2000-T Gigabit Ethernet Desktop NIC

Windows 98 SE Driver Installation

The Windows 98 SE driver installation requires the use of the 3Com Master Navigator, as described below in installing the driver.


1. Make sure that all hardware installation requirements are met. See 
   “Hardware Requirements” in the userguide.

2.  You have Network Administrator privileges
    - Do not install the NIC in the PC until after you have saved the drivers 
      to your system’s hard drive, as described below.

    - Verify that the Windows operating system has been updated with the
      latest version and latest service pack. 

    - Make sure that the latest system BIOS and firmware versions are installed 
      in your computer.

To install the driver:

1. Turn on the power to the PC.

2. Insert the 3Com Installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.

   - If the 3Com Connection Assistant is not installed, you will be prompted 
     to install it. Click Yes to install the 3Com Connection Assistant. When 
     finished, you will be directed to the Master Navigator main menu.

   - If the 3Com Connection Assistant is installed, the Master Navigator main 
     menu will appear.

3. Click NIC Software.

4. Click Install NIC Driver and Diagnostics.

5. Follow the prompts to save the drivers to your hard drive.

6. Once drivers are saved you will be prompted to shut down the PC.Click Yes to 

7. Install the NIC hardware.  See “Installing the NIC” in the userguide.

8. Turn on power to the PC.

9. The Add New Hardware Wizard will automatically detects the NIC and will prompt you 
   to search for new drivers.

10. Click Next to continue.

11. Select the Specify a location” box and using the pull down menu locate 

12. Click Next to continue.

13. Select Floppy disk drives and then click Next.

14. Select the box to Install the updated driver and follow the prompts to install 
    the drivers on your PC.

15. When the drivers are installed, click Finish.

17. Reboot the PC.

The installation is complete.
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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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