PACKET.TXT Driver File Contents (

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*                     32-Bit PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter                      *
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*                    Packet Driver for DOS Workstation                      *
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  Packet Driver Installation:
    1. Copy the Packet driver to your harddisk, suppose you copy it to
       C:\PKTDRV directory.
       EX: copy  a:\pktdrv\  c:\pktdrv\

    2. Add the following line to C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT
           C:\PKTDRV\RTSPKT 0x60

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

        Usage: RTSPKT [options] <software_int_no> [-m media type] [bus_no device_no]

        Example: RTSPKT -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 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
        -u - Uninstall
       media_type ::  auto    = Auto_negotiation
                      10half  = Force 10M/HalfDuplex
                      10full  = Force 10M/FullDuplex
                      100half = Force 100M/HalfDuplex
                      100full = Force 100M/FullDuplex
      If no media type is specified, hardware setting is used

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

    3. Type command,C:\RTSPKT 0x60, the screen will appear following

       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 00:10:B5:29:29:AD

    4. Installing Multiple LAN Adapters:

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

       There are 2 network cards on your main board :
       Card 1. IRQ= 0x9  I/O= 0x6100  NodeID= 00:10:B5:29:29:AD
       Card 2. IRQ= 0xA  I/O= 0x6000  NodeID= 00:10:B5:29:29:64
       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 00:10:B5:29:29:AD

    5. Installing multiple drivers:

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

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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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