WIN98.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 98 operating system.

Installation and Configuration

The following subsections describe the procedure for installing the driver
for Windows 98.

Windows 98 Driver Installation

Follow this sequence for installation under Windows 98.

 1.Restart the computer.

 2.During the boot process, a window will appear entitled "Add
   New Hardware Wizard," saying that it will complete the installation 
   of the PCI Ethernet Controller. Insert the driver floppy , then 
   press "Next".

 3.A window will appear presenting you with two options: (1) Search for 
   the best driver for your device(Recommended) or (2) display all drivers
   in a specific location so that you can choose one yourself.
   Choose option (2), then click on "Next".

 4.A window may appear asking you to select the type of device.
   If this window appears, select "Network Adapters" from the
   list, then click "Next".

 5.A window will appear entitled "Select Device." Click on the
  "Have Disk" button. A window entitled "Install from Disk"
   will appear. Click on the "Browse" button.

 6.To navigate to the A:\WIN98,select the file net83820.inf,
   then click "OK".

 7.The "Install from Disk" window will reappear. Choose "OK."
   The "Select Device" window will then reappear. Again choose

 8.Windows will begin copying the driver files to the hard disk.
   If it presents a dialog box saying that it cannot locate
   DP83820.sys, choose "Browse," then double-click on DP83820.sys
   in the directory you navigated to the A:\WIN98.
   When it finishes, it will present a window saying that the driver
   has been successfully installed. Click on "Finish".

 9.After the driver files have been copied, the machine will need
   to be restarted. It will prompt you to restart automatically.
   Remove all floppy disks before restarting.
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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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