Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File for Novell NetWare Client32 Workstations (for Win95) Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved ------------------------------------------------ CONTENTS: Before You Begin Required Files Setup 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 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 ----------------------------------------------------- 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). ------------------------------------------------ HOW TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT ------------------------------------------------ There are a variety of methods that you can use to get FREE technical help or sales information about Linksys products. Voice & FAX ------------ 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 ------ To get technical or sales information bounced back to you from Linksys automatically, send some e-mail to the address below. 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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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