PACKET.TXT Driver File Contents (

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*                          SMC Networks, Inc.                             *
*      Packet Driver Installation for SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1211TX)      *
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*               Copyright (C) 1998 by SMC Networks, Inc.                  *
*                         All rights reserved.                            *
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Before installing the Packet Driver, the SMC1211TX adapter can be set
to full/half-Duplex mode using the setup and diagnostic program SMC1211.EXE. (Please refer to the SET1211.TXT file in the SETUP directory)

   This document describes the procedure to set up the Packet driver for
   the SMC1211TX Adapter.

   Sample Configuration Files:
      SMCPKT 0x60

     1.  Load the packet driver using the software interrupt and any
         optional switches if required.

         Usage: SNCPKT [options] <software_int_no> [media type]

         Example: SMCPKT -i 0x7e

         The only required parameter is the software interrupt.  A packet
         driver needs to have a software interrupt assigned to it for other
         programs to access it. The recommended interrupt is 0x7e. If you need
         any of the options listed below, place them before the software
         interrupt on the command line.

         -i - Force driver to report itself as 802.3 instead of Ethernet II.
         -d - Delayed initialization.  Used for diskless booting.
         -n - NetWare conversion.  Converts 802.3 packets into 8137 packets.
         -w - Windows hack, obsoleted by winpkt.
         -p - Promiscuous mode disable
         -h - Help
         -u - Uninstall

      2. Media type can be used to force the card to work at a specific
         speed and duplex mode. If no media type if specified, then the
         driver will read the hardware configuration from EEPROM on the
         card. The hardware configuration can be modified by running
         'SET1211.exe' on the driver disk.

      3. Type the command "C:\SMCPKT 0x60", the screen will display the
         following message:

         System: [345]86 processor, PCI bus, Two 8259s
         Packet driver software interrupt is 0x60
         Interrupt number is 0x9
         I/O port is 0x6100
         My Ethernet address is 00:00:E8:29:29:AD

      4. Installing Multiple LAN Adapters:

         If there are multiple network cards on the main board, you can
         run RTSPKT 0x60 directly, then the screen will display:

         Packet driver for SMC1211TX, PCI version 1.02
         Copyright 1998 (c), SMC Networks, Inc.

         There are 2 network cards on your main board:
         Card 1. IRQ= 0x9  I/O= 0x6100  NodeID= 52:54:4C:29:29:AD
         Card 2. IRQ= 0xA  I/O= 0x6000  NodeID= 52:54:4C:29:29:64
         Please select a Card No.(1-2): 1

         System: [345]86 processor, PCI bus, Two 8259s
         Packet driver software interrupt is 0x60
         Interrupt number is 0x9
         I/O port is 0x6100
         My Ethernet address is 52:54:4C:29:29:AD

      5. Installing multiple drivers:

         If you want to install multiple cards, each connecting to a different
         network, then you will have to install the driver multiple times, each
         with a different packet interrupt number. Then modify the 'ioaddr'
         variable in '' to specify the packet inetrrupt you will use.

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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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