NW_50.TXT Driver File Contents (linksys100tx.zip)

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for Novell NetWare 5 Servers

  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved
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  Before You Begin
  Files Provided
  Setup
  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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  FILES PROVIDED
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  The following files on the EtherFast disk under the
  LNE100TX directory are used during the setup:

  LNE100TX.LAN
  LNE100TX.LDI    Novell NetWare 5 Driver Installation Information file.
  

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  SETUP
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  THESE DIRECTIONS ARE FOR SERVERS ONLY.  TO SET UP
  A NOVELL WORKSTATION, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
  SETTING UP A DOS/ODI WORKSTATION INSTEAD.
  
  
  1. Insert the EtherFast disk into drive A.

  2. At the  NetWare prompt (indicated by the Server name), run the
      INSTALL.NLM program by typing:

        server name: LOAD INSTALL <Enter>

  3. Select Maintenance/Selective Install and press <Enter>.

  4. Select LAN Driver Options (Configure/Load/...) and press <Enter>.

  5. Press the <Ins> key to specify other drivers to install.

  6. Press <F3>  and specify the driver path:
  
     A:\NETWARE\SERVER\5.0
     
     then press Enter.

  7. The LNE100TX.LAN driver should appear in your choice list for the
     'Select a LAN Driver' field. Choose this  driver to start the
     driver loading and binding procedure. This will allow you to
     load and bind all 4 frame types supported by NetWare.

  8. Add the LOAD and BIND statements required to the server's
      AUTOEXEC.NCF file so that the LAN driver will load automatically
      each time the server starts up.

      
  The setup is complete.

  If excessive 'Tx FIFO Underflow' or 'Rx FIFO Overflow' counts occur in your
  server monitor program in the LAN/WAN menu of your driver custom counters,
  and you have a PCI computer with a Saturn or Mercury chipset, try using the
  keyword TURBO when loading the driver.

  Example:

  LOAD LNE100TX FRAME=ETHERNET_II TP TURBO [Enter]


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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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