Readme.txt Driver File Contents (f312v130.exe)


                  NETGEAR FA312/FA311 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter

  Thank you for purchasing the NETGEAR Model FA312 or the Model FA311
  Fast Ethernet PCI adapter.  These two adapter cards have been developed
  by combining the latest 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet technology and
  peripheral component interface (PCI) local bus technology.

  Additionally, the NETGEAR Model FA312 supports Wait-on-LAN feature
  in Windows 2000, allowing the system with a FA312 adapter card to be
  remotely configured.  The Model FA312 adapter card supports PCI rev 2.1
  systems which requires a 3-pin connector for system wake-up as well as
  PCI rev 2.2 system which can be awakened by the PME# signal on the PCI

  Getting Started
  A DOS installation/help program, HELP.EXE, is provided for ease of setup 
  for normal users.  HELP.EXE will provide information on driver installation
  for the appropriate network operating systems.  A Diagnostics program is
  also provided to verify the connection between the NETGEAR FA310TX adapter
  and the hub or switch.

  To run the installation/help program, simply run HELP.EXE program in the 
  root directory of the driver disk.  (eg. A:\HELP<Enter>)

  To run the diagnostic program, simply run DIAG.EXE program in the root
  directory of the driver disk.  (eg. A:\DIAG<Enter>)

  If the network operating system you are using is not covered by the
  installation program, refer to the individual documentation provided
  for \HELP directory.

  Revisions History
    Diskette Revision 1.30, 000301
    Initial release of the National Semiconductor DP83815-based adapter

  Support Options
    For technical support, please refer to the Installation Guide or
    contact your authorized NETGEAR distributors.  You may also call 
    the 24-hour NETGEAR support hot line at 1-800-211-2069.

    The NETGEAR maintains a web site which contains the latest versions
    of the software drivers.  The web site location is follows:


  Novell and NetWare are registered rademarks of Novell, Inc.
  NetWare Client, NetWare DOS Requested, Novell DOS, Packet Burst, Personal 
  NetWare, ODI, and SFT III are trademarks of Novell, Inc.

  Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, Windows98, Windows NT and
  Windows 2000 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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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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