NW_CLN32.TXT Driver File Contents (linksys100tx.zip)

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for Novell NetWare Client32 Workstations (for Win95)
  
  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved
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  CONTENTS:

  Before You Begin
  Required Files
  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.


  Setup
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  Client32 drivers are required for connecting to a 4.x  
  server while in Windows 95 only.  If you are using a  
  3.x server instead, follow the Windows 95 setup  
  instructions on the EtherFast disk to get access 
  to your Novell network from Windows 95. 
 
  Before you begin, obtain the Client32 disks or CD-ROM  
  from Novell.  You may be able to download a copy of  
  the disk(s) from Novell's BBS or web site. 
 
  Follow the directions below to install and/or configure  
  your Client32 drivers for use with the card. 
 
  1.  If Novell's Client32 drivers are already installed on    
       your computer, do the following to remove any  
       network adapter settings that may conflict with the  
       EtherFast card: Click on Start, Settings, Control  
       Panel, and double-click on the Network icon.  If you  
       see any network adapters listed in the box, remove  
       them.  Finally, remove all floppy disks from your  
       computer and reboot.   
 
  2.  If you have not installed Novell's Client32 drivers  
       onto your computer, run the Client32 SETUP.EXE  
       program.  When the program appears, click Yes,  
       followed by Start to begin the installation.  When  
       Setup is finished copying files to your system,  
       reboot. 
  
  3.  After Windows 95 is up and running, remove all  
       floppy disks from your computer.  Insert the  
       EtherFast card into your PC. 
 
 
 
  There are currently two versions of Windows 95: 
 
   * the original release (version A)
   * a later release (also known as OSR2, or version B)
 
  The Client32 installation procedure will vary from this  
  point forward depending on the version of 95 that  
  you're using. 
 
  If a window appears that is titled New Hardware  
  Found, you are using version A.  Skip to step 4 below.   
 
  If a window appears that is titled Device Driver  
  Wizard instead, you are using version B.  Skip to step 7  
  below. 
 
  4.  You are using version A.  Click OK.  Click on the  
       Driver from disk provided by hardware  
       manufacturer option, then click OK.   
 
  5.  Put the EtherFast card disk into drive A.  Type  
       a:\client32 and press Enter. 
 
       If you receive a Msgsrv32 error message, don't  
       worry -- just click on the Ignore button.  Some  
       versions of the Client32 Novell software have a bug.   
       Ignore it and proceed. 
 
  6.  Windows 95 will begin copying files.  Supply any  
       setup disks or CD-ROMs as necessary.  When asked  
       if you want to restart your computer, choose Yes. 
 
       Skip to step 10 below.
 
  7.  You are using version B.  Click Next.  Windows 95  
       will scan your computer.   
 
  8.  Click on the Other Locations button when it  
       appears.  Put the EtherFast card disk into drive A.   
       Type a:\client32 and press Enter.  Windows  
       95 will locate the client driver.  Click on the Finish  
       button. 
 
       If you receive a Msgsrv32 error message, don't  
       worry -- just click on the Ignore button.  Some  
       versions of the Client32 Novell software have a bug.   
       Ignore it and proceed. 
 
  9.  When the installation is complete, restart your  
       computer. 
 
  10. After rebooting your PC, click on Start, Settings,  
       Control Panel, and double-click on the Network icon.   
       Double-click on Novell NetWare Client32 and make  
       any setting changes as necessary.  When you're  
       finished, save them and reboot. 
 
       The Client32 drivers have been installed.  You  
       should now be able to access your Novell NetWare  
       network through the Network Neighborhood icon. 
 
       If you would also like to enable Windows 95 built-in  
       networking in order to share files, drives, and printers  
       between computers, follow all of the FILE AND PRINTER
       SHARING directions in the Windows 95 text file
       on the EtherFast disk (win95.txt).



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