README.TXT Driver File Contents (

                         940-OD.COM Ver 2.30

                    Winbond Electronics Corporation



  1. 940-OD.COM is a new ODI workstation driver. It is for the DOS environment
     only and therefore defaults to the 802.2 frame type.

  2. If there is only one 940 card, the driver will automatically get IOBASE
     and IRQ from PCI Configuration Space.

  3. If there is more than 940 card, user must indicate a specified IOBASE
     in NET.CFG file.

  4. If you want to login to Netware server, you need five files:



   1. The running sequence is:

                940-OD.COM   --> Winbond's DOS ODI driver
                VLM or NETX

   2. Modify the NET.CFG file to set
      (a) 'Ethernet Frame' type if you'd like, the valid NET.CFG file is below:

                Link driver 940-od
                    frame ethernet_802.2
                    frame ethernet_802.3
                    frame ethernet_ii
                    frame ethernet_snap

      (b) 'IOBASE' if there are more than one 940 cards, the valid NET.CFG
          is below:

                Link driver 940-od
                   port d000

       For more information on NET.CFG parameters, see "NetWare Workstation for
       DOS" or "ODI for DOS User's Guide".


  Available command line options:

  940-OD   -Installs the LAN driver
  940-OD S -Shows resident LAN drivers in memory
  940-OD U -Unloads resident LAN driver from memory
  940-OD E -Enables early interrupt function
  940-OD ? -Displays this help screen

Trouble Shooting:

   1. Message: 'No Winbond 940 IO card existed.'
      Solution: Make sure that your W89C940 PCI card is plugged into the

   2. Message: 'There are multiple Winbond 940 cards. Use NET.CFG to specify
               I/O port.'
      Solution: Because there is more than one 940 card in your system, you
                must use the I/O port to select a W89C940 card. This is done by
                adding the following statements to the NET.CFG file:

                        Link Driver 940-OD
                            port d000      ---> selected W89C940 card

   3. Message: 'A File Server could not be found.'
      Solution: Make sure
                a. your W89C940 PCI card is connected to the cable,
                b. the Novell OS is active in this network,
                c. the frame type between client(your system) and server(Novell
                   OS) is the same.

Histories of Release:

    ***) 2.21,  11-03-1995
         First release.

    ***) 2.22   12-01-1995
         Fix the bug about 'DOSIOCTL 16'.

    ***) 2.23   02-08-1996
         Fix the bug about 'TESTCON/Basic Transmit and Receive Tests'.

    ***) 2.30   02-14-1996
         Fix the bug about 'File Compare Error' in the ACER 586 machine.

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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.

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