WIN98.TXT Driver File Contents (linksys100tx.zip)

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for Windows 98

  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved
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  CONTENTS:

  Before You Begin 
  Setup 
  Enabling File & Printer Sharing
  Technical Support 
  
 
  Before You Begin
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  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
        possibilities:
                      
                - 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.

  
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  SETUP
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  Follow the instructions below.  Do *not* insert your EtherFast
  card until told to do so.

Setup
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  1.  Turn your computer off.  Insert the EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card 
      into one of your computer's motherboard slots.  See the User Guide
      if you want step-by-step instructions.  Turn your computer back
      on when you're finished and start Windows 98.

  2.  Windows 98 will detect your new hardware.  When the New Hardware
      Wizard window appears, click Next.  Insert the driver disk for the card
      into drive A:.  In the next window select Search for "Best Driver for
      your device (Recommended)" and click Next.  Select Specify a location,
      type A:\ in the bottom box (if already not indicated) and click Next.
      Windows will find Linksys LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter, click Finish.
      Windows 98 will begin copying files to your system.  You may need your
      original Windows 98 disks or CD-ROM to complete the setup. A window may
      appear requesting for files starting with letters LNE, type A:\ in the
      window that comes up for the path where the files are located. 

      Finally, when 98 asks if you want to restart your computer,
      click on Yes.  Continue with the directions below after 
      98 starts back up.

  3.  Click on My Computer, followed by Control Panel.  Select the
      Network icon.  Make sure that the following network protocols
      are installed:
     
  4.  Upon booting back up, 98 will automatically detect the presence
      of the EtherFast card.  Follow the instructions on your screen
      to complete install it.  Then, *before* restarting your computer,
      do the following:
  
  5.  Click on My Computer, followed by Control Panel.  Select the 
      Network icon.  Make sure that the following network protocols 
      are installed:        
      
      Client for Microsoft Networks        
      Client for NetWare  Networks        
      Linksys EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card        
      IPX/SPX compatible Protocol        
      NetBEUI     
      
      If any clients or protocols are missing, click on the Add button
      and add them in.  All missing items can be found by highlighting
      Microsoft.
      

  6.  If you are *not* using Windows 98 with an NT or NetWare file server, 
      skip the two paragraphs below.  

      Otherwise:         
      
      Using the Card with a NetWare File Server          
      Click on My Computer, Control Panel, and Network.  Change the 
      Network Logon to Client for NetWare  Network.  Next, double-click 
      on the client for NetWare  networks.  Put your server's name in 
      the Preferred  Server box.  Click in the Enable logon script  
      processing box.  Click on OK.                     
      
      Using the Card with a Windows NT File Server          
      Click on My Computer, Control Panel, and Network.  Change the 
      Primary Logon to Client for Microsoft Networks.  Double-click on 
      the client for Microsoft networks.  Check the Log into Windows NT 
      domain  box.  Put your NT domain name in the Windows NT domain 
      area.  Continue with the installation, following any directions 
      that appear on your screen.  
      
      When the setup is complete, choose to restart your computer.  
      
      Follow the File & Printer Sharing instructions below.  They 
      explain how to turn on Windows 98 sharing so that other 
      computers can see your PC and vice-versa.
      

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                ENABLING FILE & PRINTER SHARING UNDER WINDOWS 98
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  The instructions below explain how to turn on file & printer sharing in
  Windows 98.  Before following them, make sure that you have already
  installed & configured your Linksys network adapter(s).

  Getting Started
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  1.  Start up Windows 98 if you haven't already.  Click on the Start button,
      followed by Settings, Control Panel, and the Network icon.

  2.  Click on the Configuration window tab.  If you see File and printer
      sharing for Microsoft Networks in the list of items that appears,
      close the Control Panel and go to Enabling File Sharing or How to
      Share Printers below.  Otherwise, go to step 3.

  3.  Click on the File and Print Sharing button.

  4.  If you want other users to be able to access your files, use your
      mouse to put a checkmark next to the I want to be able to give others
      access to my files option.  If you want others to be able to use
      printer(s) that are plugged into your computer, put a checkmark next
      to the I want to allow others to print to my printers option.

      When you're finished, click on OK.  You'll now see a text line that
      reads File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks in the
      Configuration list box.  (If you don't see it, you might need to use
      the scroll bars to scroll through the list).  Click on OK.  When 98
      asks if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes.

  Enabling File Sharing
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  After following steps 1-4 above, double-click on your My Computer icon.
  A window of available disk drives will appear.  Using your right mouse
  button, click once on the drive that you want to make available to other
  users.   Click on Sharing, followed by the Sharing tab.  Click on Share As.
  In the Share Name box, give your computer a name (you can call it whatever
  you want--Mary's Computer, etc.).

  Next, decide on the type of access that you want to give other users.

   *  Read-Only access lets other users view the files on your PC.

   *  Full access lets users create, change, or delete files on your system.

   *  Depends on Password lets users have Read-Only and/or Full access,
      depending on the password that you decide to share with them.

  Use your mouse to select the type of file sharing access that you want
  other users to have.  If you want to assign access password(s), type them
  into the Password box(es).  When you're done, click on the Apply button,
  followed by OK.  Your drive(s) can now be accessed from other users
  whenever they click on their Windows 98 Network Neighborhood icons.  If a
  user tries to access one of your drives that's password-protected, he or
  she will be asked for the appropriate Read-Only or Full access password.

  How to Share Printers
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  After following steps 1-4 above, double-click on your My Computer icon.
  Click on the Printers folder.  A window of available printers will appear.
  Using your right mouse button, click once on the printer that you want to
  share with other users.  Click on Sharing, followed by the Sharing tab.
  Click on Share As.  In the Share Name box, give a name to the printer
  you're about to share (Jack's HP4, for example).  If you want to assign a
  password to the printer so only certain users can access it, type a
  password in the Password box.  When you're done, click on the Apply
  button, followed by OK.   Your printer(s) are now shared.
  
 
  HOW TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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  There are a variety of methods that you can use to get FREE technical help 
  or sales information about Linksys products.
  
   Voice & FAX
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   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

   E-mail
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   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               support@linksys.com

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

       Web Site                     http://www.linksys.com
       FTP File Transfer Site       ftp.linksys.com
   
  
  
  








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