WIN2K.TXT Driver File Contents (


                  NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter
              Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows 2000

       Windows 2000 provides a complete "Plug n' Play" System that will
       automatically recognize and configure most PC Cards.

       Before inserting your FA411 adapter, the system's PCMCIA/CARDBUS
       chipset must be enabled and functioning. The PCMCIA/CARDBUS
       chipset is responsible for controlling the systems interface
       for PC Cards. Please consult the system's manual or manufacture
       for use with Windows 2000.

       Please have the installation media for the Windows 2000 ready for
       any request for files.

  Installation Procedure

       With the system off, remove all PC Cards

       Start/Boot Windows 2000

       Insert the FA411 into one of the system's PCMCIA Slots

       A "Found New Hardware Wizard" dialog box should appear, see
        troubleshooting if the dialog box doesn't appear.

       Click Next icon.

       Select "Search for a suitable driver for my device(recommended)"
        and Click Next icon.

       Select "CD-ROM drivers" and Click Next icon and Windows 2000 will
        begin searching for FA411 inf files.

       After finding the matching inf files, Click Next icon and Windows 2000
        will copy driver for FA411.

       Click Finish.

       Reboot the computer.

  Add LAN protocols
      Open the MY COMPUTER

      Run Network Connections

      Click Local Area Connection and Select File/Properties

  Advanced Setup
    The FA411 driver configures the adapter card to operate in autosensing
    mode by default.  In this mode, the card automatically selects the most
    appropriate operating speed and duplex mode.  There might be instances
    when you need to configure the adapter card to operate at a particular
    speed and duplex mode.  The following procedure guides you into the
    Windows 2000 system for this setting.

    1.  In Control Panel, open "System".

    2.  Select "Hardware" tab, and Click "Device Manager".

    3.  In Network adapters, Click on the "NETGEAR FA411 PCMCIA Mobile Adapter"

    4.  Click on the "Advanced" tab in the FA411 adapter card window.

    5.  Click on the "Connection Type" property selection.

    6.  The "Value" windows will show the following possible selections:

          Auto Sense             (Automatically decide between the following
                                 three modes)
          10Base-T               (Ethernet)
          10Base-T Full Duplex   (Full-duplex Ethernet)
          100BaseTX              (Fast Ethernet)
          100BaseTX Full Duplex  (Full-duplex Fast Ethernet)

          Choose the appropriate setting as needed.

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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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