RELNOTES.TXT Driver File Contents (es322.exe)

   Release notes

Release Notes for the Intel EtherExpress(TM) 
PRO/100+ Adapter

Hotplug Support
The PRO/100+ adapter is enabled for use in a system with hotplug 
support. See your system vendorís user documentation for more 
information on setting up hotplug support.

Note: If you replace an adapter in a hotplug slot, donít place the 
removed adapter back into the same network until the server has 
cycled. The two adapters may have the same Ethernet address and 
create a conflict.

82558 Ethernet Controller
The PRO/100+ adapter uses the 82558 high-performance 
Ethernet controller. You will see references to this 
component in other readme files. Sometimes, the adapter 
will be referred to as the "82558-based adapter."

Full Duplex Support
Full duplex is an optional setting that can improve adapter

To run the adapter at full duplex, you need to be connected 
to a full duplex switch.

If your TX switch/hub supports auto-negotiation, the adapter and 
hub will negotiate to select the best mode. If your TX switch/hub 
does not support auto-negotiation, you need to manually 
change to full duplex. Refer to the Installation Guide or 
the "Duplex Support" readme file for complete instructions.

If using Microsoft's EMM386 memory manager, use EMM386
version 4.49 or later. This version is included with DOS
version 6.22.

Busmaster Slots
You must install the adapter in a busmaster slot. If the
driver fails to load or diagnostics fail, try moving the
adapter to a different slot. If you're not sure if your
slots are busmaster-enabled, see your computer's

Make sure you're using the latest BIOS for your computer.

PCI shared interrupts
The server and DOS ODI client drivers for this adapter
support shared interrupts. However, because there is no 
industry-standard way to support shared interrupts, other 
adapters may support them differently, or not at all. You 
may notice this when you install the adapter or when you 
install another add-in PCI card at a later date.

If you think you have another PCI adapter that doesn't
support shared interrupts (for example, a SCSI adapter),
contact its manufacturer for a shared interrupt driver. Or,
try running your computer's CMOS Setup program to assign a
different interrupt to the other adapter.

Configuring your PCI BIOS
Some computers allow you to configure various BIOS
parameters. If you have problems installing your adapter,
run the BIOS setup program and, if possible, set these
   Interrupt type: level-triggered
   PCI slots:      enable

These should already be the default settings.

Compaq Prolinea* DeskPro* XL
To work with the adapter, these two Compaq computers 
need updated BIOS software. You can download the necessary 
files from the Compaq website:

From the Compaq home page, navigate to the Downloadable
Files page. On this page, select the file that corresponds
to your Compaq computer model. Follow the instructions
provided by Compaq.

NetWare 3.11 Servers
On NetWare 3.11 servers, the driver won't operate correctly
unless you modify the server's STARTUP.NCF to include:


This specifies the size for preallocated server buffers. See
the NetWare 3.11 installation instructions for more details.

Using LANDesk(R) Traffic Analyst 2.0
If you're using LANDesk Management Suite 2.0 and a Novell
DOS ODI client driver on your workstation, load RXMONSTK.COM
(supplied by Novell) after loading LSL. Also, be sure you
have updated VMON.386 dated 12-14-95 which supports the
latest NetWare ODI client specification (v4.0). You can
download the VMON.386 file from Intel's website. Refer to the
'Using Automated Customer Support' readme file on this disk 
for information.

Use the drivers that come with this adapter
Use the drivers that come with this adapter. If you download 
an updated driver from one of our online services in the future, 
make sure it is for the correct version of this adapter.

Use SETUP.EXE utility on the Configuration and Drivers
disk to automatically install the DOS ODI driver, run
diagnostics, get help with installation problems, and to
view information and help files.

You must use SETUP.EXE version 3.03 or later with this
adapter. Previous version of SETUP.EXE will not work.

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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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