README.TXT Driver File Contents (dlinkDFE550TX_Driver_715.exe)

            D-Link DFE-550TX FAST Ethernet 10/100 Adapter Installation
                            for Windows 2000

 Getting Started

    The Windows 2000 installation CD is needed to complete this

    Windows 2000 Installation Procedure

    Windows 2000 had supported this adapter, and the driver version is
    v1.0.5. To use the bundled driver ...

    1. Make sure your computer is power-off.

    2. Plug the adapter into one PCI slot of your computer.

    3. Turn on the power. Windows 2000 will find and install
       the driver automatically.

    Update driver from diskette
    The following steps can help you update the bundled driver to
    the one in the Adapter Drivers Diskette/CD-ROM.

     1. Open Control Panel, double click "System" icon to open System

     2. In the "Hardware" sheet, you can see the "Device Manager" bottum.
        Click to open Device Manager.

     3. Use the tool bar to make sure you "View" "Devices by type".
        Than you will able to find

        D-Link DFE-550TX 10/100 Adapter

        in "Network Adapters" group. Double click it to open its property.

     4. In the "Driver" sheet of the adapter's properties, there is a button
        named "Update Driver". Click it, the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard
        will show up to help updating the driver.

     The following steps will lead you through the wizard ...

     1. The first page is the welcome messages, click "Next" to continue.

     2. Select "Search for a suitable driver for my device (recommanded)",
        and click "Next".

     3. Check "Specify a location" only. Click "Next" to continue.

     4. Specify the path.
        (A:\win2000 , assume A: is floppy drive)
        (D:\win2000 , assume D: is CD drive) 
     5. The wizard will find the specified driver.

        D-Link DFE-550TX FAST Ethernet 10/100 Adapter

        Click "Next" to continue.

     6. The wizard will copy and load the driver, than you will see "Finish"
        bottum. Click it and it's done.

 Driver keywords
     - Open 'Device Manager' in "My Computer" -> "Control Pannel" -> "System".
       Double click "D-Link DFE-550TX ...", Select "Advanced" item.

       Connection Type      Specify the connection type for the adapter.
                            Default: AutoSense

       Network Address      You can set the Ethernet address for your
                            adapter. It is not recommended to use this
                            keyword. As you know two or more adapter in
                            the same network with same Ethernet address
                            will cause a little problem.

                            When using this keyword you need to input
                            exactly 6 bytes of Ethernet address using
                            one of the following format:


                            Default: read address from adapter ROM.

       802.1Q/1P VLAN       You can enable it for VLAN group.
       tagging              Default: disable

       VLAN ID              This value will active after 802.1Q/1P VLAN
                            tagging enable.

       GVRP                 Support GVRP and will active after 802.1Q/1P
                            VLAN tagging enable.
                            Default: disable
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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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