README.TXT Driver File Contents (7505178.exe)

   PRO/100+ Server Adapter Readme File

Advanced Features Included on this diskette
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Adaptive Load Balancing
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Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB), developed by Intel, balances
outgoing server traffic among as many as four network adapters.
This enables server bandwidth to be increased in 100Mbps increments,
up to 400Mbps.  Of course, multiple adapters can be used in a server
even if they don't support ALB, but the load must then be distributed
between them by segmenting the network - a costly and time-consuming
task. ALB provides a much simpler and more efficient solution.

Fast EtherChannel*
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Fast EtherChannel (FEC), developed by Cisco, is similar to Adaptive
Load Balancing, but must be supported in the switch as well as the
adapters. FEC balances the traffic load in both directions,
boosting throughput for data received by the server as well as data
transmitted from the server. It therefore delivers scalable
bandwidth in 200Mbps increments, up to 800Mbps at full duplex.

Adapter Fault Tolerance
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Adapter Fault Tolerance works in conjunction with Adaptive Load
Balancing and Fast EtherChannel to safeguard the vital network
link to the server. If one or more links fail, for whatever reason,
all server traffic is automatically transferred to the remaining
network adapters. The shift is transparent to applications and
users. So even in the event of a broken or loose cable, a hub or
switch port failure, or adapter hardware breakdown, the server
stays up and running.



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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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