WIN2K.TXT Driver File Contents (


This document presents information to users about National Semiconductor's
DP83820 Gigabit Ethernet adapter and the relevant NDIS5 software driver,
dp83820.sys version for MS Windows 2000 operating system.

Installation and Configuration

The following subsections describe the procedure for installing the driver
for Windows 2000.

Windows 2000 Driver Installation

Follow this sequence for installation under Windows 2000.
These instructions were written for Windows 2000.

 1.Restart the computer. Boot Windows 2000.

 2.Log in as Administrator. Windows 2000 will draw the
   desktop then bring up a window entitled"Found New Hardware,"
   and another one entitled"Found New Hardware Wizard."If these
   windows do not appear, double-click on "My Network Places."This
   should cause them to appear.

 3.Bring the "Found New Hardware Wizard" window to the front
   and click on the "Next" button. The Wizard will then ask if you
   want it to search for a suitable driver or if you want to choose a
   driver yourself. Choose the second option, then click the"Next"

 4.A window subtitled"Hardware Type"may appear. If it does,
   select"Network Adapters"from the list, then click"Next".

 5.After a few seconds, a window subtitled"Select Network Adapter"
   will appear. Click on the"Have Disk¡K"button. A smaller window 
   entitled"Install from Disk"will appear.

 6.Insert the driver floppy . Click on"Browse",then navigate to 
   the A:\WIN2K directory on the floppy.Click"Open"in the"Locate
   File"dialog box,then click"OK."

 7.A second window subtitled "Select Network Adapter" will
   appear with"National Semiconductor Corp. DP83820 Gigabit Network 
   Controller" highlighted. Click on"Next."

 8.A window subtitled "Start Device Driver Installation" will
   appear. Click"Next."

 9.Windows 2000 may issue a warning that the driver has not been
   digitally signed by Microsoft. The GigMAC driver will acquire
   a Microsoft digital signature when it completes WQHL certification.
   In the meantime, you can ignore this warning.

10.If Windows 2000 brings up a"Files Needed"dialog box saying
   that the file DP83820.sys is needed, navigate to the floppy
   drive (A:\WIN2K) , then click"OK".

11.A window should then appear saying that Windows 2000 has finished 
   installing the GigMAC driver. Click"Finish".The PC does not
   need to be restarted.
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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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