README.TXT Driver File Contents (ackxw00.exe)

                        Installing Fast IrDA

Fast IrDA communicates at speeds up to 4 Mbps.  It requires IRQ 3 or IRQ 4
and DMA 3.


System Installation Requirements     
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HP OmniBook with Windows 95 installed (Supported versions include version 
4.00.950 A, 4.00.950 B, 4.00.950 C) 
 
The Windows 95 version can be verified by looking at the system properties 
(Start/Settings/Control Panel/System/).

Infrared Support for Windows 95 Version 2.0 drivers.  These drivers are
located on the hard disk in C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\IRDA.  These drivers
are also located on the HP OmniBook Recovery CD in the 
\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS\WIN95\IRDA directory.

     
Installation Procedure
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Configure Infrared Support
     
1.  Uninstall IR if it is already installed
        - In the Control Panel, run Add/Remove Programs.
        - If "Infrared Support for Windows 95 Version 2.0" is not present,
          go to step 2.
        - Highlight "Infrared Support for Windows 95 Version 2.0".
        - Click the "Add/Remove" button to remove it.  
        - Restart the computer when prompted to do so.
     
2.  Verify that IRQ 3 is free or already assigned to COM2.  (IRQ 4 will also
    work if you are willing to disable the serial port - COM1).
        - If a PCMCIA card is present, Windows 95 may have assigned IRQ 3 to 
          it, but IRQ 9 is also available for PCMCIA.
        - If you must have 2 PCMCIA cards in the system the only IRQ left for
          IR is IRQ 4, which means you must disable the COM1 serial port.
     
3.  In BIOS SETUP, enable fast IR 
        - Under "System Devices" find the "Infrared Port" 
        - Set the Infrared Port to "Enabled".
        - Set the Mode to "FIR".
        - If necessary, set the "Base I/O address" to "2F8 IRQ3" (unless you
          need to use IRQ 4, in which case set "3F8 IRQ4").
        - If necessary, set the "DMA channel" to "DMA3".
     
4.  Free DMA 3 by avoiding parallel port ECP mode
        - Under "System Devices" find the "Parallel Port".  
        - If the "Mode" is "ECP", change it to another mode such as
          "Bi-directional".
     
5.  Exit SETUP, saving the changes.  ("Exit", "Save Changes and Exit", Yes)
     

Install Correct IR Serial Driver

6.  Upon rebooting, Windows 95 "Update Device Driver Wizard" may appear.
        - If an "Unknown Device" is detected, click "Cancel" to continue,
          otherwise go to step 7. 

7.  Check the serial driver
        - In the Control Panel, run "System". 
        - Click the "Device Manager" tab.
        - Double-click "Ports (COM & LPT).
        - If "Generic Ir Serial Port" is not present, go to step 9.
     
8.  Remove the generic IR serial driver 
        - Highlight "Generic Ir Serial Port".
        - Click the "Remove" button to remove it. 
        - Click "OK" to confirm removal.
     
9.  Replace it with SMC's IR serial driver
        - In the Control Panel, run "Add New Hardware". 
        - Click "Next" to begin.
        - Select "No" so Windows does not search for new hardware. 
        - Click "Next".
        - Scroll down the hardware types list and highlight "Ports (COM & LPT)".
 
        - Click "Next".
        - When the "Add New Hardware Wizard" window appears, click
          the "Have Disk" button.
        - Type "c:\omnibook\drivers\fastir" and press ENTER.
        - The "Add New Hardware Wizard" should now display "SMC IrCC
          (Fast Infrared) Hardware and Driver".  Click "Next".
        - Click "Next" for the resource types and settings dialog.
        - Click "Finish" to exit the "Add New Hardware Wizard". 
        - Click "No" when prompted to restart Windows.
        - In the Control Panel, run "System". 
        - Click the "Device Manager" tab.
        - Double-click "Ports (COM & LPT)".
        - Double-click "SMC IrCC (Fast Infrared) Hardware and Driver". 
        - Select the "Resources" tab.
        - If necessary, set the following values (highlight the resource type,
          click the "Change Setting" button, set the value and click "OK"):
                - "Input/Output Range"   = 2F8 - 2FF 
                - "Interrupt Request"    = 3
                - "Direct Memory Access" = 3
                (The I/O range of 108-10F is OK, no need to change it.)
     
        - Click the "OK" button on the "Resources" tab.
        - Click the "YES" to restart the computer.
     

Adding Infrared components

10.  Install the IR 2.0 code
        - In the Control Panel, run Add/Remove Programs.
        - Click the "Install" button on the "Install/Uninstall" tab. 
        - Click "Next".
        - Type "c:\omnibook\drivers\irda\setup" and press ENTER. (If you are
          installing from the recovery CD, substitute the drive letter for the 
          CD drive.)
        - Click "Next" to run the "Add Infrared Device Wizard".
        - Click "Next" to choose "Built-in Infrared port on laptop...". 
        - Select "SMC IrCC (Fast Infrared) Hardware and Driver (COM2)" and
          click "Next".
        - Click "Next" to use the default ports (COM4 and LPT3).
        - Click "Finish" to exit the "Add Infrared Device Wizard".
     
11.  Install the SMC infrared framer driver
        - Run the Windows Explorer
        - Go to c:\omnibook\drivers\fastir 
        - If "smcirlap.inf" is not displayed:
                - Click "View", and change the options so Explorer does not
                  hide file extensions for known file types.
        - Right-click on "smcirlap.inf".
        - Click "Install" on the menu that pops up.
        - If the Copying Files dialog complains that it can not find 
          SmcIrLap.vxd, tell it to look in c:\omnibook\drivers\fastir and
          click "OK".
        - Shut the computer down and restart it. (Start, Shut Down, 
          Shut down the computer, then press the ON button).
          This initializes the hardware more thoroughly than just rebooting.

12.  Double click the Infrared icon in the Control Panel to start IR running.
     

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                        Procedure to Disable IR 

1. Remove the IR 2.0 code
        - In the Control Panel, run Add/Remove Programs.
        - If present, highlight "Infrared Support for Windows 95 Version 2.0". 
        - Click the "Add/Remove" button to remove it.  
        - Restart the computer when prompted to do so.
        - !! PRESS F2 during the reboot (when the prompt appears near
             the bottom of the screen) to enter SETUP !!

2.  In BIOS SETUP, disable IR 
        - Under "System Devices" find the "Infrared Port" 
        - Set the Infrared Port to "Disabled".
     
3.  If you want parallel port ECP mode, enable it
        - Under "System Devices" find the "Parallel Port".  
        - Set the "Mode" to "ECP".
        - If necessary, set the "DMA channel" to "DMA3".
     
4.  Exit SETUP, saving the changes.  ("Exit", "Save Changes and Exit", Yes)
     
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