README.TXT Driver File Contents (AMBIENTWin9X2000.zip)

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To INSTALL the HaM Modem
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Shut down your computer and installed the HaM modem card.
When you restart your computer (and after network logon,
if appropriate), Windows will recognize the HaM modem as
a new device which needs software drivers installed and will 
prompt you to search for a driver for the new device.
You should insert the 'HaM Install Diskette' and press OK.

The Install Wizard will search the diskette and find the drivers
for the modem (Ambient HaM). Select the HaM modem and continue.
Windows will copy the files to their proper directories,
and make several additions to the Window's Registry
to support the HaM modem.  When the installation completes, the
HaM Control Panel utility will automatically start to allow you
to change user preferences and the HaM COM port.

If you need to use a DOS-based communications application, then you
must reboot after the installation finishes.  The DOS support driver
is loaded at Windows startup time, so it will not be loaded immediately
after the installation process completes.  After the first reboot, however,
the driver will be loaded automatically each time that you boot.


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What is added to my system?
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The following files will be copied to your system during the installation:

\Windows\HAMPANEL.EXE   - HaM Front panel utility
        This applet displays a modem front panel when maximized and
        reports the internal status of the modem, including connect
        protocols and speeds.  If it is running as a tray icon,
        then you can wave your mouse pointer over the icon to display
        a status tooltip (try this when you're online).


\Windows\HAMRMDEV.EXE    - HaM Remove Device utility
        This applet is only used at uninstall time to remove the HaM
        modem device from the Window's system tree.  This application
        performs the same function as the following steps:

        - Open the Control Panel folder from the Start menu
        - Start the 'Modems' wizard
        - Select the HaM modem in the list
        - Click 'Remove' to remove the device

        The HAMRMDEV utility is run as a child process of the 
        HaM Configuration Utility (hamcpl.cpl) when the user clicks
        'Uninstall' on the Uninstall property page.


\Windows\HAMRMCPL - HaM Remove Control Panel Utility
        This utility is used to remove the HaM Control Panel after the
        HaM modem has been uninstalled.  Note that the HaM Control Panel will not
        be removed from the computer until the next time Windows is restarted.


\Windows\System\HAMPORT.VXD - HaM main modem driver
        This is the main driver file which contains all of the modem Layer 2
        protocol/compression/data flow software and the Windows driver
        interface code.  It also supports interface calls for 
        32-bit status applications (like the HAMPANEL applet).


\Windows\System\HAM_DBS.VXD - HaM DOS Box support driver
        This driver loads at boot time and redirects direct COM port register
        accesses into calls to the VCOMM virtual device driver, which
        subsequently calls into our HaM port driver.  This enables legacy DOS
        comm applications and DOS-based games to work with our 'virtual' port.


\Windows\System\HAMCPL.CPL - HaM Control Panel Utility
        This utility acts as the central repository for HaM settings and
        user preferences.  It is also used to uninstall the HaM drivers
        and utilities.


\Windows\INF\MDMHAM.INF
        This is a copy of the install information file that tells Windows
        about the modem.  It is copied to the hard drive during installation
        to support UNINSTALL capability for the support applets and
        driver files.


\Windows\INF\HAMSERWV.INF
        This is a copy of the install information file that tells Windows about
        the modem's serial wave device.  It is copied to the hard drive during
        installation to support UNINSTALL capability for the support applets and
        driver files.


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To UNINSTALL the HaM Modem
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1) Remove the HaM drivers from Windows

-  Open the HaM Control Panel utility.
      (Start->Control Panel->HaM Configuration)
-  Click on the 'Uninstall' tab to open the uninstall property page.
-  Press the 'Uninstall' button.
-  Follow the on-screen instructions.


(Optional Step)

2) IF the HaM Configuration Utility is unable to automatically remove
   the HaM modem device from the Windows system tree, you must 
   remove it manually.

-  Open the Settings->Control Panel->Modems applet
-  Select the HaM modem in the list box
-  Click 'Remove' to remove the modem
-  Close the Modems wizard


3) Shut down your computer

-  Shut down your system or allow the uninstall process to shutdown for you.
-  Turn off your computer.
-  Remove the HaM modem card.
-  Reboot your computer.



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Hardware Detection
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Windows can't add the HaM modem with the Control Panel's Modem Wizard
because HaM is a PCI Plug-n-Play device.  There are two valid
methods for redetecting your HaM hardware if you have uninstalled
the drivers but have not yet rebooted.

1) Open the Control Panel->System applet and press 'Refresh'.
   This will prompt Windows to look for new hardware, and it will
   find your HaM card.

2) Just reboot.  Windows will prompt you for HaM drivers at reboot time.

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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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