PCI.TXT Driver File Contents (intelnic.zip)

   PCI installation
Installing an Intel EtherExpress(TM) PRO/100B or PRO/10+
PCI adapter in a PCI slot

1  With power off, put the adapter in the computer.

2  Start the computer. In most cases, the PCI computer will automatically
   configure the adapter. If this doesn't happen, you may have to
   configure the computer to work with the adapter. See the next section
   for details.

If you have problems

Intel has found that some PCI computers require additional configuration
to install a PCI adapter. Follow these steps to complete the

1  Make sure you have the latest BIOS version for your computer.

2  Make sure the BIOS is set up correctly.

The following sections describe these steps in detail.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version

Contact your computer's manufacturer to make sure you're using the latest
BIOS. Here are the phone numbers for the top PCI computer manufacturers:

Company            Phone           Notes
----------------   --------------  ----------------------------
ALR               (800) 257-1230
Ambra             (800) 465-2227
AST               (800) 727-1278
AT&T              (800) 543-9935
                  (800) 531-2222
Compaq            (800) 652-6672   Compaq DeskPRO XL needs a BIOS
                  (800) 345-1518   dated Oct. 1994 or later. (See
                                   Upgrading the Compaq DeskPRO XL
                                   BIOS section below for more
Dell              (800) 626-4308
                  (800) 624-9896
Digital Equipment (800) 354-9000
Gateway 2000      (800) 846-2301
Hewlett Packard   (800) 322-HPPC
                  (800) 752-0900
IBM               (800) IBM-3333
Micron            (800) 438-3343
Packard Bell      (800) 733-4411
Unisys            (800) 328-0440
Zenith            (800) 227-3360
ZEOS              (800) 554-7172
                  (800) 228-5390

BIOS setup

In some PCI computers, you may need to enable the PCI slot using the BIOS
Setup program. This is especially common in PCI computers with a Phoenix

After installing the adapter, turn on the computer and enter the Setup
program during system initialization (usually by pressing F1, F2, or Ctrl-
Alt-S). The key you press is usually shown on the screen.

Once in Setup, find the entry for PCI slots.  Set these parameters:

PCI Slot#:     Slot where the adapter is installed (1-3)
Master:        ENABLED
Slave:         ENABLED
Latency Timer: 40
Interrupt:     Choose an IRQ.
Edge-level:    Level

The exact wording of the parameters varies with different computers.

Save the changes, exit Setup, and continue with the installation.

Updating the Compaq DeskPRO XL BIOS

There are two primary steps:

1  Upgrade the Compaq system BIOS to v2.22E (available from Compaq).

   In general, follow the instructions on page 7-12 (Using the Compaq
   EISA Configuration Utility) in the Compaq "Beyond Setup for the
   Deskpro XL." This includes: Power off, Set switch 6 to ON, Power on,
   Run EISA Config Utility to reconfigure, select computer setup icon,
   select OK to restart, Press F10 with cursor in upper right of screen,
   select System Configuration, wait while computer reconfigures, enter
   to complete, MAKE SURE to set S6 back to OFF position before powering
   off (this disables the erase option).

2  Upgrade the Compaq Rompaq, and follow the instructions below.

   The Compaq BBS Rompaq upgrade for the DeskPro/XL (SP1022.zip) works
   with our EtherExpress PRO/100B or PRO/10+ PCI LAN adapters.

   In general, follow the instructions from Compaq, which include setting
   switch S1 to On for update.  (S1 On - disabled:  Flash ROM can be
   updated. S1 OFF - enabled:  Prevents Flash ROM updates. Off is the

To correctly enable the card after this BIOS is installed:

1  On restart, press F10 to go into the configuration utility when the
   blinking cursor moves to the right corner.

2  The COMPAQ configuration screen should come up.  The BIOS rev. shown
   here must be 2.22E (or later).

3  Press return to get initial configuration choices.

4  Press CTRL-A. If a message saying 'Advanced Features Enabled' does not
   appear, you cannot enable the Intel adapter.

5  Press return to confirm, and then choose Configure system.

6  After the configuration runs, choose View, Edit Details.

7  Under the Advanced Features section, look for PCI Master Enable.  The
   default is disabled. Change the setting to enabled.

8  Further down, in Slot X, you should see PCI Ethernet Controller.  Move
   the cursor to enabled, and press F6 to check the settings.  Typically,
   the Intel adapter will be INT 2(9). Change this to INT 10.

9  Move down to Embedded PCI Ethernet Controller. The default is enabled.
   Change the setting to disabled.

10 Save settings and exit.

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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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