WKPLACE.TXT Driver File Contents (linksys100tx.zip)

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for Novell NetWare LAN WorkPlace v.4.0 for DOS

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

  Before You Begin
  Files Provided
  Setup
  Modifying Your NET.CFG File
  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 NETWARE\CLIENT\DOS directory of the EtherFast
  disk contains the following files that are used
  during the Novell setup:

  LNE100TX.COM       LNE100TX Novell NetWare ODI Client driver
  NET.CFG            Novell network configuration file for the driver


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  SETUP
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  The installation of the EtherFast Card's Novell  
  workstation drivers is accomplished with a program on  
  the EtherFast Card disk called DIAG.  DIAG will copy  
  the appropriate network drivers to your computer,  
  generate a NetWare NET.CFG file, and automatically  
  update your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS  
  system files. 
 
  DIAG also comes with a built-in diagnostic feature that  
  allows you to test the EtherFast Card's functionality at  
  any time.  For more instructions on testing the card, see  
  the Troubleshooting section of your User Guide. 
 
  1.  Start up your computer in DOS.  Insert the EtherFast  
      Card disk into drive A.   
 
  2.  From the DOS command prompt (C:\>), type the  
       following commands one-by-one.  Press the Enter  
       key after each command: 
 
        a: 
        install 
 
  3.  When you type install, a new directory called DIAG  
       will be created on your C: hard drive, and the DIAG  
       setup and diagnostic program will be copied to it. 
 
  4.  When you're ready to run DIAG, just type the  
       following commands from the DOS command  
       prompt (C:>) and press Enter after each one: 
 
       c: 
       cd c:\diag 
       diag 
 
       After typing the diag command, the EtherFast  
       Diagnostics program will appear.  The program will  
       allow you to install your Novell network workstation  
       drivers.   
 
  5.  When the program window appears, press Alt-A (the  
       Alt and A keys together) to select the AutoInstall  
       option from the menu.  (You can also use your  
       mouse to click on the AutoInstall button if you  
       prefer). 
 
  6.  Next, using the arrow keys on your keyboard,  
       highlight the DOS ODI Workstation or WorkPlace
       option and press Enter. 
 
  7.  Enter the directory in the Destination Directory box  
       where you want your Novell network drivers to be  
       installed, or you can use the default directory.
 
  8.  Next, press Alt-S to choose the Server Type that you  
       are using. 
 
      When the list of servers appears, use the arrow keys  
       on your keyboard to scroll through the list.  Highlight  
       the type of  server that your workstation will be suing  
       and press Enter to select it. 
 
  9.  When you're ready to install the software for your  
       workstation, press Alt-I to begin the setup.  DIAG  
       will begin distributing the appropriate network driver  
       files to your computer. 
 
  During the installation, your AUTOEXEC.BAT and  
  CONFIG.SYS files will be automatically modified.  The  
  old versions of these files will be saved as  
  AUTOEXEC.LNK and CONFIG.LNK for later retrieval if  
  you need to revert to them in the future. 
 
  When the installation is complete, press OK, then select  
  Exit from the menu to return to DOS. 
 
  The EtherFast Card's NetWare driver is completely  
  installed.  Restart your computer and log into the  
  network. 

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  MODIFYING YOUR NET.CFG FILE
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  You may wish to modify or customize your Novell
  NET.CFG file to reflect your network's particular
  settings.  The sample below shows a working NET.CFG
  file that can be used as an example when configuring
  yours.

  Lines preceded with a > mark indicate text that should 
  be added to the NET.CFG if they're not already there.
  
  Lines preceded with # (the remark or REM character) are not executed--
  they're only remarks. Removing the # character activates these lines 
  when you reboot.

  NOTE:  The following lines must be left-justified in your NET.CFG 
         file (do not precede them with the > character):

             Link Support
             Link Driver
             LNE100TX
             Protocol TCPIP

            All other lines must be indented 5 spaces from the left.

     Example:

     #
     # NET.CFG File for LNE100TX
     #
     > Link Support
     >     Buffers 8 1586
     >     MemPool 4096
     Link Driver LNE100TX
          Frame Ethernet_802.3
     >    Frame Ethernet_II
     #    Port #1 280
     #    Mem #1 000D0000 2000/10
     #    Int #1 3
     #    PS/2 Slot?
     #
     Protocol TCPIP
     >    Bind LNE100TX
          ip_address
          ip_router
          ip_netmask
          tcp_sockets
          udp_sockets
          raw_sockets
          nb_sessions
          nb_commands
          nb_adapter
          nb_domain


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   Internet Access
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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.

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