RELEASE.TXT Driver File Contents (

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              RELEASE.TXT on Updates and Manual Supplement

This document contains information that supplements the "User's Manual"
and accompanying software.


1. Notes on Setup
2. Install PCMCIA Software manually
3. Drivers Supported on this Drivers Disk
4. Notes on using EMM386 or QEMM

1. Notes on Setup

  For Novell NetWare installation, first insert the Driver Diskette provided
  into drive A, and type INSTALL at the A drive command prompt.
  The Installation program will copy files to the destination directory and
  You may have to manually modify;
   a) your CONFIG.SYS if you have multi-menu configuration.
   b) if you not using the default frame type of 802.2 or you are
      installating more that one frame types support. You need to modify
      the NET.CFG file.

  For Windows 95 and 98, Windows automatically detect and prompt to install the
  driver for it. Just insert the driver disk in drive A and click Next.

  For Windows NT, ensure the PCMCIA device in started before you install the
  PCMCIA Fast Ethernet card. Install by clicking the "Network" icon in Control

  For Windows for Workgroup use the "Network Setup" utility provided in Windows
  to install Fast Ethernet Adapter to the system and system will load the drivers

  After installation, simply reboot the machine to enable PCMCIA Fast Ethernet

2. Install PCMCIA Software Manually

  If for any reason the Installation Software failed to complete.
  You can follow the few simple steps to copy the enabler from the Drivers
  Disk to your local hard disk of the PC.

  a) If you have Windows for Workgroup follow the instructions in their
     respective directory for installing PCMCIA Card.

  b) Determine if any third party generic enabler has been installed on your PC.
     You identify this by a search through the CONFIG.SYS file for the
     following lines:

     Vendor           Device Loaded in CONFIG.SYS
     Phoenix          DEVICE=C:\PCMPLUS\PCMSCD.EXE

     If one of them exist in your CONFIG.SYS, then you can use it to enable
     the PCMCIA Ethernet Card. Follow the PCMCIA installation instruction in
     the manual that come with your PC.

  c) If you decide to use the accompanied Enabler, or if the generic enabler
     does not support the PCMCIA Fast Ethernet Card, follow steps below.

  d) Insert Driver Disk in drive A:.

  e) Type CD C:\ at the command prompt.

  f) Type MD C:\TX16DIAG to make a new directory.

  g) Type COPY A:\EABLER\*.* C:\TX16DIAG to copy the enabler to your directory.

  h) Modify the PATH= statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT to include path C:\TX16DIAG.
     Change From  PATH=<Original Path>
            To    PATH=<Original Path>;C:\TX16DIAG

  i) If you have EMM386.EXE loaded, make sure to exclude the memeory range,
     If there is more than one PCMCIA adapter installed in the machine, exclude
     a wider range for the memory address. e.g. x=c800-cfff

  j) Use LANEN.EXE to enable Compex LinkPort PCMCIA card no matter whether your
     machine has Card and Socket Service software loaded or not.

3. Drivers Supported on this release of the Drivers Disk

  LANEN.EXE     Direct PCMCIA Card Enabler for DOS, and client driver for
                Card Services. The Direct Enabler support Intel 82365
                compatible chip only.

  CLPTX16.COM     DOS/ODI Driver working with direct enabler or card service
  CLPTX16.DOS     DOS real mode NDIS Driver
  CLPTX16.OS2     OS/2 NDIS2 Driver
  CLPPKT16.COM    DOS real mode Packet Driver
  CLPTX16.386     Enhance Mode NDIS Driver for Windows for Workgroup.
  CLPTX16.SYS     Enhance Mode NDIS Driver for Windows 95 and Windows NT.

4. Notes on using EMM386 or QEMM

  PCMCIA Cards standard is first designed for memory cards, and then the I/O
  cards specification is added. Therefore all I/O cards (including Ethernet)
  must be initialised as memory cards and then switched into I/O mode operation
  by an enabler software.

  Therefore, the enabler software (such as LANEN.EXE) must see the PCMCIA card
  memory when it is executed.  DOS Extended memory manager such as EMM386 and
  QEMM take control of entire PC memory space and disable any PCMCIA card
  memory space.

  There are two solutions available:

  (a) Run enabler to enable the card before EMM386 or QEMM is loaded.

  (b) Exclude at least 4K of memory from EMM386 or QEMM controlling, then run
      the enabler. This is most suitable for DOS ODI or NDIS enabler.
      To find out free memory you can use, reboot machine and press <F5> then
      the screen displays Starting MS-DOS...
      Run MSD and press <M> to display memory available.

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  • 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.

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