IBMDOSRQ.TXT Driver File Contents (

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File 
  for IBM LAN Server 2.0-4.0
  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved
  Before You Begin
  Files Provided
    for LAN Server 2.0 or 3.0
    for LAN Server 4.0
  Technical Support

  Before You Begin
  Thank you for purchasing your EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card from Linksys.  
  The instructions below explain how to set up the card's network 
  software drivers for use with your particular network operating system
  like Windows 95, Novell, Unix, etc.

  The EtherFast card is built for use in 32-bit, Plug-and-Play desktop
  computers with auto-configuring PCI slots.  It must be used in your
  PC's bus master PCI slot.  For further information, see the User Guide
  that came with the card.

  When a PCI card is used in a computer that has a Plug-and-Play BIOS
  (Basic Input/Output System), the card is automatically configured by 
  the PC each time the machine is booted.  The card's IRQ, memory address, 
  and other operating parameters are automatically assigned.  There is
  no way to change a Plug-and-Play card's IRQ and other settings outside
  of the BIOS menu(s) that your computer providse.  If the resources that
  are assigned to your EtherFast card seem to conflict with other devices
  in your computer, you will need to use your system's BIOS to resolve
  the conflicts.  
  If you have problems configuring your BIOS or resolving IRQ or other
  hardware conflicts, consult your computer manual or contact your PC's 
  manufacturer for BIOS setup & configuration directions.

  Here are some general guidelines to follow when installing a PCI card
  (like the EtherFast card) into your computer:
    *   If you need to configure your PC's BIOS in order to resolve an
        IRQ or other conflict with the EtherFast card, there are a few
                - Your PCI may not allow you to change the IRQ value(s) of 
                  the PCI slot(s).  In this case, you will ONLY be able to 
                  use the IRQ & MEM values that have been pre-assigned to 
                  each slot.  The popular BIOS from Phoenix, for example,
                  does not allow you to modify BIOS-assigned IRQ settings.
                - You may be able to change the IRQ & MEM values for a given 
                  PCI slot by setting jumpers on your PC's mother board. 
                  Please refer to your PC's motherboard user guide for 
                  specific instructions. 
                - Your PC may allow you to change the IRQ & MEM values for 
                  a given PCI slot by accessing the PC's BIOS setup menu. 
                  Please refer to your PC's user guide for specific details. 
                  The BIOSs from companies like AMI and Award are fully
                  customizable from their BIOS menus, for example.
    *   When loading the EMM386.EXE program in your computer's CONFIG.SYS, 
        you MUST use version MS-DOS 6.22 or above.  If you load an older 
        EMM386.EXE program (below DOS 6.22), your computer will hang up while 
        loading the network driver. 
    *   The EtherFast LAN adapter should be used in a 32-bit PCI slot that 
        supports PCI Local Bus Mastering.  It cannot be plugged into a PCI 
        Bus Slave slot.  Consult your motherboard's documentation for more 
        information on master & slave slots. 

    *   When using NT, set your BIOS PCI settings, and the PCI settings
        within NT itself, to MANUAL.  NT is *not* a Plug-and-Play BIOS,
        and will not usually recognize LAN cards if they are set to be
        automatically detected & configured.
   The following files on the EtherFast disk under the
   NDIS\DOS directory are used during the LAN Server setup:
   LNE100.DOS       DOS NDIS2 driver.
   LNE100.NIF       Network information file.
   PROTOCOL.INI     Driver operational parameters and binding
                      information file.

  SETUP FOR 2.0 OR 3.0

 1.  At the DOS prompt, insert the IBM LAN Support Program (LSP) v1.3x
       diskette into your floppy drive.

 2.  Type: DXMAID

 3.  Press [Enter] three times.

      The Environment Information screen appears.

 4.  Specify the values that follow for the fields on this screen. Use the
     spacebar to cycle through the available options for each field.

   For LSP v1.30 and v1.33:

    Configuration for this computer?                   Yes
    Use existing configuration information?            No
    Do you have adapter option diskettes?              Yes
    Are you configuring for two adapters?              No
    Source for LSP                                     A:\
    Target for new configuration                       C:\LSP

    For LSP v1.35:

    Are you updating an existing configuration?      No
    Do you have driver diskettes?                    Yes
    Target for LSP:                                  C:\LSP
    CONFIG.SYS to update:                            C:\CONFIG.SYS
    AUTOEXEC.BAT to update:                          C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT

 5.  Press [Enter] to accept these selections.

     The program prompts you to install the "option" diskette.

 6.  Insert the EtherFast setup disk into your floppy drive 
     and specify the path: A:\NDIS\DOS

 7.  Press [Enter].

     The files are copied from the disk to the target directory on the
     hard disk.

 8.  For LSP v1.30 and v1.33 users, press [Enter] two times.

     For LSP v1.35 users, press [Enter] once only.

     The files are copied from the Linksys disk to the target 
     directory on the hard disk.

 9.  When prompted, re-insert the LSP diskette and press [Enter].

     The Current Configuration screen appears with "10/100
     Ethernet Adapter"

 10. Press [F4].

     LSP is installed.

 11. Use a text editor to edit the CONFIG.SYS file, specifying at least
     20 files in the FILES= line.



 12. Save your CONFIG.SYS file and reboot your system.

 13. If you are using DOS v5.0 or later, type at the DOS prompt:


 14. Press [Enter].

 15. Reboot your system.
 16. Insert the DOS LAN Requester Install diskette in your floppy drive.

 17. Type: INSTALL

 18. Press [Enter] three times.
    The program prompts you for the pathname of the DOS LAN
    Requester directory.
 23. Specify the target path for the DOS LAN Requester files. The default
     is C:\DOS.

 24. Press [Enter].

     The program asks which services you require.

 25. Highlight one of the following options:

      Send messages
      Send, View, Edit, and Log messages

      In most cases you select "Send, View, Edit, and Log messages".

 26. Press [Enter].

 27. Specify the workstation ID and the domain ID. The domain ID must
      be the domain server ID, and it must be the same for all workstations
      on the network.

 28. Follow the screen prompts to complete the installation.


  Before starting the installation processes, make sure that DOS LAN
  Services is properly installed.

 1. Copy LNE100.DOS from the Linksys diskette (A:\NDIS\DOS) to the DOS
    LAN Services subdirectory C:\NET.

 2. Under DOS LAN Requester subdirectory C:\NET, run INSTALL.

 3. Go to "Network Card", and press <Enter>

 4. Select "Change driver for network card." 

 5. Select "Network card not shown in list below..".

 6. Insert the Linksys floppy and specify the path:


 7. After the installation, reboot your system. The setup is complete.


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