yukonw9x.txt Driver File Contents (a8n-sli_nforce4_sli_marvell_lan_w2k_xp.zip)

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yukonw9x.txt created 16-Jun-2004

Readme File for YUKONW9X.sys v7.14.1.3
Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller

NDIS5 Miniport Driver for Windows ME and 98SE

This file contains
 1  Overview
 2  Required Files
 3  Installation
    3.1  Installing the driver
    3.2  Updating the driver
 4  Parameters
 5  Troubleshooting

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1  Overview
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YUKONW9X.sys is the NDIS5 32-bit Miniport driver for the
Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller.

This driver supports only Windows ME and 98SE.
This README file explains how to install the Miniport driver on a machine
running Windows ME and 98SE.

This YUKONW9X NDIS5 Miniport driver cannot be used with other 
Windows versions than Windows ME and 98SE.
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2  Required Files
=================

To install the driver, the following files are required:
YUKONW9X.sys Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller NDIS5 Miniport driver 
yukonw9x.inf installation setup script
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3  Installation
===============

3.1  Installing the driver
--------------------------

Read the installation instructions in the adapter manual carefully.
Follow these instructions to install the adapter in your computer.



NOTE: Do *not* try to install a driver for a PCI adapter using the    
CONTROL PANEL / NETWORK / CONFIGURATION / ADD / ADAPTER utility of    
Windows ME and 98SE. Windows ME and 98SE will always detect new PCI hardware 
  during the boot process. You will be asked for a respective driver    
diskette if the system does not find the respective installation    .INF 
file in its system directories. 

If you install Windows ME and 98SE with an already inserted Marvell Yukon 
Ethernet Controller, then Windows ME and 98SE may identify the adapter as an 
"Unknown Device". 

In this case, remove this "Unknown Device" after you have completed the
installation of Windows ME and 98SE:

1. Click CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / DEVICE MANAGER.
2. In the "Device Manager" window click VIEW DEVICES BY TYPE.
3. Examine the list of devices under "Computer". 
   The "Unknown Device" is listed under "Other Devices". 
4. Click OTHER DEVICES.
   The "PCI Ethernet Controller" is displayed. 
5. Click PCI ETHERNET CONTROLLER.
6. Click REMOVE.
7. Reboot Windows ME and 98SE.
8. Follow the installation instructions below.

With PCI adapters, due to the plug & play facility of PCI, the Windows ME 
and 98SE system is able to find, identify, and configure an adapter 
automatically. 

To install the driver, proceed as follows:
1. Install the Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller in your computer. 
2. Start Windows ME and 98SE.
Windows ME and 98SE will detect the Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller during 
boot operation. 
3. Follow the instructions given by Windows ME and 98SE to install the 
driver. 
4. If Windows ME and 98SE asks for a path, enter the path to the required 
files   depending on the type of medium (e.g. CD-ROM, floppy diskette, 
network   drive, etc.) containing the YUKONW9X driver files.  5. To 
configure any driver options for your Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller, 
follow   the instructions in the section "Driver Options" in this readme 
file. 
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3.2  Updating the driver
------------------------



To update an already installed driver for your Marvell Yukon Ethernet 
Controller, proceed as follows: 

1.  Click CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM.
2. Click DEVICE MANAGER / NETWORK ADAPTERS / Marvell Yukon Ethernet 
Controller /   PROPERTIES / DRIVER. 
3.  Click UPDATE DRIVER.
4.  When prompted "Do you want Windows to search for the driver", select 
    the check box "No, select driver from list".
5.  Click HAVE DISK.
6.  Enter the path to the required files depending on the type of medium 
    (e.g.CD-ROM, floppy diskette, network drive, etc.) containing the 
    YUKONW9X driver files. 
7.  Click OK.
8. Select the Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller. 
9.  Click OK.
10. After Windows ME and 98SE has copied the driver files, reboot the 
computer. 

Please note that the latest version of the YUKONW9X driver is
available for download from our web site.


4  Parameters
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The YUKONW9X.sys driver allows you to modify several options in order to 
optimize the operation of your Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller. 

2.  Select "Properties". 
3.  Click "Configure".
4.  Click "Advanced".
5.  In the "Property" box, select the option that you want to change.
6.  Enter the desired value in the "Value" box.
7.  When finished, click OK .
 Windows ME and 98SE will reload the driver with the changed settings. 

1.  Start NETWORK from the CONTROL PANEL.
2.  Select CONFIGURATION.
3. Select the Marvell Yukon Ethernet Controller. 
4.  Click PROPERTIES.
5.  Click ADVANCED.
6.  In the "Property" box, select the option that you want to change.
7.  Enter the desired value in the "Value" box.
8.  When finished, click OK.
9.  Reboot the machine.
NOTE: The machine must be rebooted before any changed options can 
      take effect.

The parameters supported by the driver are described below.



Network Address
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Registry Name:	"NetworkAddress"
Default value:  burned-in adapter address
Valid range:    0y-00-00-00-00-01 to FE-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF (hexadecimal), 
                where at least the "multicast" bit must not be set 
                (it indicates that the address field contains an 
                individual address)and the "locally administered" bit 
                is set (the address has been assigned by a local
                administrator). These two bits are first and second 
                bits transmitted on the LAN medium.

CAUTION: Each individual network MAC address can only be used once in a
         network. Assigning the same address to more than one adapter in 
         the same network is not allowed and can cause serious network 
         problems.

To use a network MAC address other than the one burned into the adapter,
enter the network address in the following hexadecimal format:

    XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (e.g. 02-00-5A-98-12-34).

If the network address field blank is left blank (or a different number of
digits is specified), the network address burned into the adapter will 
be used.


Maximum Frame Size
------------------

Registry Name:	"MaxFrameSize"
Default value:  1514 (decimal)
Valid range:    12..9014 (decimal)

This parameter specifies the maximum frame size in bytes that the driver
will support. The performance of your network usually increases when
a large packet size is used. Do not use values larger than 1514 if you
are not sure if your network supports jumbo frames.





Wake Up Capabilities
--------------------

Registry Name:	"WakeUpModeCap_<n>"	<n> = port designator (A or B)
Default value:  27 (Magic Packet and Pattern Magic)
Valid values:   0  = "None"
		15 = "OS Controlled"
                25 = "Magic Packet"
                26 = "Pattern Match"
		27 = "Magic Packet and Pattern Match"
                28 = "Link Change"

- "None"                wake on LAN capabilities are disabled
- "OS Controlled"	wake up with the default settings 
		 	provided through the OS from Hibernate or Standby
                        state
- "Magic Packet" 	wake up with MagicPacket from ShutDown state,
		 	OS Controlled from Hibernate or Standby state
- "Pattern Match"	wake up with a packet containing a special pattern
		  	from ShutDown state, OS Controlled from Hibernate 
		  	or Standby state
- "Magic Packet
   and Pattern Match"	wake up with both from ShutDown state, OS Controlled
		        from Hibernate or Standby state
- "Link Change"		wake up with link change from ShutDown state,
			OS Controlled from Hibernate or Standby state

This parameter is only available for V2.0 copper versions of the Marvell 
Yukon Ethernet Controller. 



Number of Receive Buffers
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Registry Name:	"MaxReceives"
Default value:  256 (decimal)
Valid range:    256..512 (decimal)

This parameters defines the number of receive buffers allocated by the
driver. If the system does not have enough resources the driver will fail 
to load. Increasing this value may improve performance.


Number of Transmit Buffers
--------------------------

Registry Name:	"MaxTransmits"
Default value:  256 (decimal)
Valid range:    256..512 (decimal)

This parameters defines the number of transmit buffers allocated by the
driver. If the system does not have enough resources the driver will 
fail to load. Increasing this value may improve performance.

Interrupt Moderation
--------------------

Registry Name:	"Moderate"
Default value:  1 (On)
Valid values:   1 = "On"
                0 = "Off"

If more than the specified rate of interrupts occur, the function 
Interrupt Moderation groups these interrupts so that several data packets 
can be handled per interrupt. This will lead to lower CPU utilization 
but may increase the latency.


Max IRQ per Sec
---------------

Registry Name:	"FixedIntMod"
Default value:  5000 (decimal)
Valid range:    1000..30000 (decimal)

This parameter specifies the interrupt rate for Interrupt Moderation. If
Interrupt Moderation is set to "Off" it will be ignored.


Connection Type
---------------

Registry Name:	"ConnectionType_<n>"  <n> = port designator (A or B)
Default value:  0 = "Auto-Sense"
Valid range:    0 = "Auto-Sense"
                11 = "10Mbps Half Duplex"
                12 = "10Mbps Full Duplex"
		13 = "100Mbps Half Duplex"
		14 = "100Mbps Full Duplex"


This parameter contain information regarding autonegotiation, 
duplex capabilities and link speed. The link between Connection type and 
these parameters above mentionated is presented below.

Connection 	Autoneg.	Duplex			Link Speed
Type				Capabilities	
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
AutoSense		On	Half and Full Fuplex	Auto
10Mbps Half Duplex	Off	Half Duplex		  10
10Mbps Full Duplex	Off	Full Fuplex		  10
100Mbps Half Duplex	Off	Half Duplex		 100
100Mbps Full Duplex	Off	Full Fuplex		 100





5  Troubleshooting
==================

If you should encounter any problems with your Marvell Yukon Ethernet 
Controller, please re-read the instructions above and the documentation 
supplied with the operating system. 
If you do not find a solution, please send us a description of the
problem.


*** End of Readme File ***

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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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