ET32BSD.TXT Driver File Contents (ET32P-14.EXE)

FreeBSD 3.1 Installation Guide for ET32/P/PC PCI Ethernet Adapter

This document briefly describes how to install ET32/P/PC Series
Plug and Play PCI Ethernet Adapter under FreeBSD 3.1 environment. 

After you install ET32/P/PC Ethernet Adapter, by default, the
system kernel can auto-detect the NIC, however, you will still
need to configure the adapter.

Configuring the network adapter depends on whether you have
already installed FreeBSD or not.

1. Already Installed FreeBSD 3.1

a. Type in the following command at the system prompt
      ifconfig ed1 up netmask

   This only configures the network adapter temporarily, you will
   need to re-type this command everytime restarting the PC.

b. Alternatively, you could add the following line to the rc.conf
   which is located in /etc directory.

      ifconfig_ed1="inet netmask"

   This will permanently configure the network adapter. As rc.conf
   is an automatic script that runs each time the system starts.
   However, please note that the changes need to be saved and it
   will not take effect until the computer has been rebooted.

2. FreeBSD Not Installed

a. Install FreeBSD software.

b. During installation you will be asked whether you would
   like to configure any Ethernet or SLIP/PPP network device.

      Please answer "Yes".

c. It will then prompt you to enter the Required Network
   Interface Information. Please select:

      ed1(WD/SMC 80XX; NOVELL NE1000/2000; 3COM 3C503 CARD)

d. Make sure you provide other configuration details such as:
   DNS, subnet mask and default gateway.

e. If you have supplied all the correct information after
   the installation process, reboot your system.


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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.

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