IBMOS2SV.TXT Driver File Contents (

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for OS/2 LAN Server 2.0-4.0
  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved

  Before You Begin
  Files Provided
        for 2.0 or 3.0
        for 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\OS2 directory are used during the setup:

  LNE100.OS2      OS/2 NDIS2 driver.
  LNE100.NIF      Network information file.
  SETUP FOR 2.0 or 3.0

 1.  Insert the IBM LAN Adapter Protocol Support (LAPS) v1.00 diskette
     into your computer floppy drive.
 2.  Type LAPS and press [Enter].

     The IBM logo appears.

 3.  Click on the INSTALL button.

 4. Specify the target drive (typically C:\) and press [Enter] or select OK.
    The files are copied to the target drive

 5.  Select OK.

 6.  Select the INSTALL button a second time to load the drivers.

 7.  Press [Enter].

 9.  Place the EtherFast disk from Linksys into drive A:.

 10. Change the "Install Additional Network Driver" panel to A:\NDIS\OS2
      and select OK.

 11. Press OK for each driver.

 12. Select the Configure button.
 13. Select "Configure LAN transports".

 14. Select Continue.
     The Configure Workstation screen appears.

 15. In the Network Adapters window, select "10/100 Ethernet Adapter".

 16. Select the Add button.

    This adapter name appears in the Current Configuration window.

 17. If you want to enable "RIPL" features, select "IBM IEEE 802.2"
      from the Protocols window, then select the Add button.

 18. Select "IBM OS/2 NETBIOS", then select the Add button.

      (You also may need to select the "IBM NetWare Requester" option,
      then the Add button, depending on your network.)

     Each time you select the Add button, the selected option appears in the
     Current Configuration window below the chosen driver.

 19. Select OK.

 20. Select Exit.
    The CONFIG.SYS Update screen appears.

 21. Specify the drive for the CONFIG.SYS file.

 22. Select the Continue button.

 23. Select OK.

 24. Select Exit.

 25. Reboot your computer. Use the OS/2 Shutdown process to exit from
      the program.

This completes the LAPS installation procedure.


 Before you start the installation processes, make sure that OS/2 LAN Server
 is properly installed. And your adapter should also be ready on system.

 1. In the OS/2 window, click the "MPTS" icon.

        The IBM logo appears.

 2. Select install button.

 3. Insert the Linksys setup disk into drive A: and specify the path:

        and press <Enter>

 4. When installation is completed, select "Configure" button.

 5. Choose "Ethernet Adapter" from "Network Adapters"
    sub-window. Click "Add" to add the card to "Current Configuration".

 6. Bind the protocols you need to complete the installation.


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