WFW.TXT Driver File Contents (

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for Windows for Workgroups 3.1 and 3.11

  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved


  Before You Begin 
  Files Provided
    for 3.1
    for 3.11
  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
  WFW directory are used during the setup:
  LNE100.DOS            DOS NDIS2 driver
  OEMSETUP.INF          Network information file


  Windows for Workgroups should already be installed before
  following the directions below.

  If you are setting up the adapter for use with WFW 3.11, 
  skip to the 3.11 section below.

 1.  In the Main window, double-click on the Control Panel icon.

 2.  Double-click on the Network icon.

 3.  In the Options area, select the Adapters icon.

 4.  Go to the Step 5 if an adapter driver is already loaded.

     Go to Step 6 if an adapter driver is not already loaded.

 5.  Select the adapter you want to remove, followed by "Remove".
     When a message asks if you are sure you want to remove the adapter,
      select "Yes".

 6.  Select "Add Adapter".

     The Install Network Adapter dialog box appears.

 7.  Select "Unlisted or Updated Adapter" followed by "OK".

     The Install Driver dialog box appears.

 8.  Insert the EtherFast disk into drive A and type:


 9. Select "OK" in the next two dialog boxes that appear.

 10. Select "Close".

      The Network Settings dialog box appears.

 11. Select "OK". You are if you want to accept the options you selected and
      restart, or return to DOS. Restart your computer so your options can
      take effect.


  Windows for Workgroups should already be installed before
  following the directions below.

 1.  In the Network window, double-click on the Network Setup icon.

 2. When the Network Setup dialog box appears, select "Advanced".
 3.  Select "Networks" and "Install Microsoft Windows Network".

 4.  Select "No additional network" or "Other", as appropriate.
     See your Windows for Workgroups manual for more information.

 5.  Select "Sharing" and specify whether you want other users to be able to
     share your files and printer(s).
     Select "OK".

 6.  Select "Real Mode"

 7.  Select "Drivers".

 8.  Select "Add Adapter".

     The Add Network Adapter dialog box appears.

 9.  Select "Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter", followed by "OK".

 10. When the Install Driver window appears, insert the EtherFast 
    disk into drive A.

 11. In the Install Driver window, type the driver's path: 


 12. Select "OK".

     The Unlisted or Updated Network Adapter window appears.

 13. Select the appropriate our adapter you are using followed by "OK".

 14. If you are prompted for the adapter's Base I/O setting, specify it and
      select "OK".

 15. When the Network Drivers window appears, use "Add Adapter" and/or
       "Add Protocol" to add more adapters (up to 4) and protocols. See the
       Windows for Workgroups manual for details.

 16. To change the Base I/O setting (specified in Step 10) and/or select a
      driver type, select "Setup" and make the appropriate selections.

 17.  Select "Real Mode".

 18.  Select "Advanced".

       You are prompted with several options. They include:

        Slot Number
        Media Mode
        Net Address

 19. Click on "Set" for each option.

 20. Click on "OK" to close the dialog box.

 21. Select "Close" (or "Cancel") followed by "OK" (or "Continue").

 22. In the Microsoft Windows Networks Names box, select "OK".
 23. Follow the screen prompts to complete the driver installation.

 NOTE:  If you are installing an ODI or NDIS 3 driver, you'll be prompted to
        provide the NETWARE.DRV file. Specify the path of
        this file. If the file is on a floppy diskette, insert the
        diskette into an available floppy drive and press [Enter].
        This file is available from Novell.
 24. At the end of the installation, you are asked if you want to accept
      all the options you selected and restart, or return to DOS. Restart
      your computer so your options can take effect.

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  • 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.

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