NDIS2.TXT Driver File Contents (linksys100tx.zip)

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for LAN Manager v.2.x & Other NDIS 2 NOS Packages

  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 used in a typical NDIS 2 installation.
  All of the files can be found under the NDIS\DOS and MSLANMAN.DOS 
  directories on the Linksys EtherFast disk.
  LNE100.DOS            NDIS2 DOS driver
  LNE100.NIF            MS LAN Manager network information file
  LNE100.OS2            NDIS2 OS/2 driver
  OEMSETUP.INF        Windows for Workgroups network information file
  PROTOCOL.INI        Driver binding information and operational parameters


  The directions below explain how to manually install the NDIS 2
  driver that is included on the Linksys EtherFast software disk
  for use with most NDIS 2 network software packages.

  These instructions are generic, and intended only as a general
  guideline.  The Linksys EtherFast disk contains more specific
  instructions for a variety of NDIS-compatible network software
  packages.  If you need additional help after reading the
  directions below, try referring to the directions for MSLANMAN,
  Artisoft LANtastic, Windows for Workgroups, or one of the other
  NDIS 2 network packages.

  1. Copy the files from the A:\MSLANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\ETHERNET\LNE100
      subdirectory on the Linksys software disk to your C: drive.

        copy a:\mslanman.dos\drivers\ethernet\LNE100 c:\

  2. Using a text editor, add the following line to the CONFIG.SYS file:

    For example:


    You may also load the driver into DOS high memory:


    for example.

  3.  If your NDIS 2 network software requires it, you may also
       need to add a DEVICE=path\PROTMAN.DOS line after the one
       shown above.  Consult your network software's directions
       to learn more.

  4.  Create a PROTOCOL.INI file as described by your NDIS 2 network    
      software, or copy the generic one from the Linksys's MSLANMAN.DOS
      directory to your hard drive.

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

       BINDINGS = driverlabel


       BINDINGS = LNE100_NIF
    Reboot your system.  The NDIS II driver has been installed.


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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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