MSDOSWK.TXT Driver File Contents (

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for Microsoft LAN Manager v.2.0 (DOS Workstation)

  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved


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  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 are included on the EtherFast disk under
  the MSLANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS directory (and subsequent subdirectories)
  for use with the MSLANMAN setup (and other NDIS 2 installations):

  LNE100.DOS           DOS NDIS2 driver
  LNE100.NIF           Microsoft LAN Manager network information file
  PROTOCOL.INI         Driver operational parameters and binding information


  1) MS LAN Manager provides a SETUP.EXE program on its setup disk.  Execute 
     this SETUP program to specify the proper driver for your network card.
     -If you are installing LAN Manager for the first time, do the following: 
      Upon completion of the workstation's last disk installation, you will 
      be asked if you want to import additional network drivers. 
      Answer "YES". 
     -If you have already installed LAN Manager in your hard disk, do the 
      Select the Configuration menu, and then select "Add New Config" option. 
      Afterwards, choose the "Other Driver" option. 
  2) Insert the Linksys disk into drive 'A' and follow the instructions on 
     the screen.  The SETUP program will copy the necessary NDIS driver 
     programs to your hard disk. 
  3) After completion of SETUP, your CONFIG.SYS file will be modified and 
     will contain statements referring to the NDIS driver programs. 
  Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. 


  1)  Create a directory for the LNE100 driver on your hard disk
      under the LANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\ETHERNET directory.

      For example,


  2)  Copy the LNE100.DOS and PROTOCOL.INI files from the Linksys disk to
       the new directory:

        For example,


  3)  Copy the LNE100.NIF file to the LANMMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\NIF


  4)  Add the following lines to your CONFIG.SYS file:


  5)  Copy the PROTOCOL.INI stub from the Linksys disk to
      the end of the old PROTOCOL.INI file. 

  6)  Modify the TCPIP_XIF and NETBEUI_XIF modules in the PROTOCOL.INI
      file, changing the keyword BINDINGS value from:

       BINDINGS = driverlabel


       BINDINGS = LNE100_NIF

  Save the changes and restart your computer.  The setup is complete.

  There are a variety of methods that you can use to get FREE technical help 
  or sales information about Linksys products.
   Voice & FAX
   The Linksys voice line is open during normal business hours, 7-5 p.m.,
   Pacific Standard Time.  The fax line is available 24 hours a day.  When
   sending a fax, be sure to include a detailed description of any 
   problem(s) that you are experiencing.

       Technical Support Hotline    (949) 261-1288
       Fax                          (949) 261-8868

   To get technical or sales information bounced back to you from Linksys
   automatically, send some e-mail to the address below.  Include the
   name of the product that you want help with, along with the word
   HELP, in the subject line of your e-mail.  Example: HELP ME WITH THIS
   PRODUCT.  (If requesting sales information, use the word SALES instead
   of HELP).

       E-mail Address     

   Internet Access
   You can also use your World Wide Web or FTP browser to visit Linksys on 
   the Internet.  

       Web Site           
       FTP File Transfer Site

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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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