README.TXT Driver File Contents (

             Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter

              Copyright 1999-2001 LinkSys Group Inc.  
                      All rights reserved.

                A. File Description
                B. Driver Installation for NetWare Server 4.11, 5.0
                C. Driver Installation for DOS32
                D. Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows 3.x
                E. Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows 95
                F. Parameters Description for LNE100TX.LAN
                G. Driver Installation for OS/2 Workstation

A. File Description

Filename        Description
README.TXT      This file. Presents a summary of the contents for
                NetWare Client32 driver installation.

LNE100TX.LAN    LNE100TX Client32 ODI driver for Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter.
                This driver complies with NetWare ODI Server driver  SPEC 3.31.

LNE100TX.LDI    The driver (LNE100TX.LAN) installation information file for
                NetWare Server 5.0(Moab), 4.11, NeDOS32, Microsoft Windows 3.x.

LNE100TX.INF    The driver (LNE100TX.LAN) installation information file for
                Microsoft Windows 95.


B. Driver Installation for NetWare Server 4.11, 5.0

         1. Change directory to NetWare Server directory (for example:
            CD\NWSERVER )
         2. Load NetWare Server System by typing SERVER, then press <Enter>.
         3. When the Server prompt appears, load the NetWare Server
            Installation Utility.  That is,

                :LOAD INSTALL           <- If you use NetWare 4.11

                :LOAD NWCONFIG          <- If you use Netware 5

         4. Select "Driver options" from "Installtion Options" menu, then
            press <Enter>.
         5. Select "Configure network drivers" from "Driver Options" menu,
            then press <Enter>.
         6. Select "Select a driver" from "Additional Driver Actions" menu,
            then press <Enter>.
         7. Press <Ins> to install an unlisted driver, then press <F3> to
            specify a different path.
         8. Insert Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver Diskette to your PC's floppy
            drive and specify the drive (A: or B:).
         9. Select "Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter driver" from
            "Select a driver to installed:" menu, then press <Enter>.
        10. If necessary, select "Select/Modify driver parameters and
            protocols" from "Board LNE100TX_1 (Driver LNE100TX) Actions" menu,
            then press <Enter> to set up the driver parameters. (Please refer
            to content F.)
            Otherwise, select "Save parameters and load driver", then press

        11. Following instructions to complete the driver installation.

        12. Sample AUTOEXEC.NCF for NetWare Server

             AUTOEXEC.NCF (one board)
                LOAD C:LNE100TX FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2 NAME=E_8022
                LOAD C:LNE100TX FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 NAME=E_8023
                BIND IPX E_8022 NET=10
                BIND IPX E_8023 NET=20
                BIND IPX E_II   NET=30
                BIND IPX E_SNAP NET=40

             AUTOEXEC.NCF (two boards)
                LOAD C:LNE100TX SLOT=10001 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2 NAME=E_8022_1
                LOAD C:LNE100TX SLOT=10001 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 NAME=E_8023_1
                LOAD C:LNE100TX SLOT=10001 FRAME=ETHERNET_II NAME=E_II_1
                LOAD C:LNE100TX SLOT=10002 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2 NAME=E_8022_2
                LOAD C:LNE100TX SLOT=10002 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 NAME=E_8023_2
                LOAD C:LNE100TX SLOT=10002 FRAME=ETHERNET_II NAME=E_II_2
                BIND IPX E_8022_1 NET=10
                BIND IPX E_8023_1 NET=20
                BIND IPX E_II_1   NET=30
                BIND IPX E_SNAP_1 NET=40
                BIND IPX E_8022_2 NET=50
                BIND IPX E_8023_2 NET=60
                BIND IPX E_II_2   NET=70
                BIND IPX E_SNAP_2 NET=80

C. Driver Installation for DOS32

    1. If you have installed the NetWare Client 32 for DOS,
       all you have to do is modify STARTNET.BAT.  Please see the
       sample STARTNET.BAT below these installation instructions.

    2. Run INSTALL.EXE from NetWare DOS 32 diskette (or from NetWare CD).
       When the product manual appears, check the "NetWare Client 32 for DOS"
       item, then press <Enter>.

    3. Select "OTHER DRIVERS" item from "32-bit Network Board Drivers" menu,
       then press <Enter>.

    4. Insert Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter Diskette into your floppy diskette drive,
       then specify the driver path like A: or B:.

    5. Select "Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter driver", then press

    6. Refer to Content F. and set the correct driver parameters to comply
       with your network environment, then press <F10> to continue.

    7. Following instructions to complete the Client32 for DOS software

    8. Reboot your machine.

    Sample STARTNET.BAT for DOS32.

D. Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows 3.x

    Please refer to Content C., in step 2, mark "Netware Client 32 for DOS"
    and "Client 32 for Windows", then follow step 3..8 to complete the

E. Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows 95

     E.1 Client 32 Driver Installation on Windows 95

        1. Plug PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter into one of the
            Master PCI slots of your PCI platform.
        2. Turn the power on and then boot from Windows 95.
        3. Windows 95 will prompt with PCI Ethernet Controller in the New
            Hardware Found dialog box.
        4. Windows 95 will prompt with "Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapterr"
            in the New Hardware Found dialog box.

        5. Follow instructions to complete the installation.

             Note: Windows 95 will ask you to key in the proper path of the
                   following diskette:

                a. NetWare IntraWare for Windows 95 CD-ROM.
                b. Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver
                   Diskette --> Insert Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter Diskette, then,
                   assign the path to A:\NetWare or B:\NetWare.
                c. Windows 95 CD-ROM.

F. Parameter Description for LNE100TX.LAN

        The following parameters are used in LNE100TX.LAN.

    1. SLOT:     specifies which adapter is enabled when multiple LNE100TX adapters
                 are found in your computer.

                 Ex: LOAD LNE100TX SLOT=1 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2
                     LOAD LNE100TX SLOT=1 FRAME=ETHERNET_II

    2. FRAME   : specifies which frame type is used by the driver.  Accepted
                 values are Ethernet_802.2, Ethernet_802.3, Ethernet_II and
                 Ethernet_SNAP.  Multiple frame types can be enabled by the
                 driver by loading the same driver with different FRAME types.

                  Ex: LOAD LNE100TX FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2
                      LOAD LNE100TX FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3
                      LOAD LNE100TX FRAME=ETHERNET_II
                      LOAD LNE100TX FRAME=ETHERNET_SNAP

    3. NODE    : Use a different address to replace the node address burned
                 in EEPROM.

                  Ex: LOAD LNE100TX NODE=0200E8001122

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G. NetWare OS2 ODI Workstation Driver Installation
This section describes the procedure to install
the NetWare OS/2 ODI workstation driver for your adapter.

You can use the following methods to install the driver.

G.1 Install method

      Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver Diskette (LNE100TX.SYS)
      Driver Location: \NetWare\ODI\OS2ODI

Installation Procedure:
1  Run INSTALL utility for Netware OS/2 requester and follow its

2. Assign LNE100TX.SYS as the network interface driver name and specify
   the path as A:\NETWARE\ODI\OS2ODI.

3. Insert Linksys LNE100TX(v5) Fast Ethernet Adapter Diskette into driver A.
   then wait for file copy completion.

4. Choose the session support you need.  For more information, please
   see Netware OS/2 Requester Manual.

5. Save configuration.

6. Run CONFIGURATION UTILITY and select "THIS WORKSTATION" to modify the
   NET.CFG file. (This file is located in the root directoy of OS/2 system,
   you can use any text editor to modify it.)

7. Shutdown and restart the machine.

NOTE: If your OS/2 version is 2.0 or later, you must have the Netware OS/2
      Requester version 2.01 or later.

G.2 Manual method

 PREREQUISITES:  You will need the following diskettes:
      PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter Diskette  (LNE100TX.SYS)
      Driver Location: \NetWare\ODI\OS2ODI

    Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 1
    Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 2
    Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 3

 2. Make sure that the computer is at least a 286 or 386 machine that will run
    OS/2 or Extended Edition OS/2.

 3. Install the OS/2 Requester, referring to Novell's documentation for
    NetWare Requester for OS/2 installation.

 4. Copy the \NetWare\ODI\OS2ODI\LNE100TX.SYS file from the support disk
    into the NETWARE subdirectory on your hard disk.

 5. Add or replace the PCIMLID.SYS command line in the CONFIG.SYS file.
    Make sure it precedes the IPX.SYS command line.  An example:

       DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\LSL.SYS          ; OS/2 Requester supported
       DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\DDAEMON.SYS      ; OS/2 Requester supported
       DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\LNE100TX.SYS     ; LNE100TX supported
       DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\IPX.SYS          ; OS/2 Requester supported

 6. Reboot the computer and log onto your network.


 You can bind several frame types to the IPX protocol to support various
 configurations -- in the Link Driver LNE100TX section of the NET.CFG


    Link Driver LNE100TX

    frame Ethernet_802.3
    frame Ethernet_802.2
    frame Ethernet_II
    frame Ethernet_snap

    protocol IPX 00 Ethernet_802.3

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