FTP.TXT Driver File Contents (linksys100tx.zip)

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for FTP PC/TCP Packet Driver v.2.2 for DOS
  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved

  Before You Begin
  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
                - 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.

  The EtherFast disk contains a packet driver under the
  PKTDRV directory.  The driver is called LNE100PD.COM,
  and is compatible with most Internet, gaming, and other
  packet driven network software & applications.

  The program can be run by simply issuing its filename
  at the DOS prompt, or by placing the command into
  a system's AUTOEXEC.BAT so that the file runs each time
  the computer is restarted.  For example, after copying
  the file to a computer's root (C:\>) directory, inserting
  the LNE100PD.COM line into the AUTOEXEC.BAT file would
  automatically run the file, loading the packet driver
  into memory upon bootup.

  The packet driver has a variable interrupt vector that
  can be customized from 0x60 through 0x80.  To customize
  the value, enter it immediately following the LNE100PD.COM
  command, like this:


  LNE100PD.COM 0X60

  If no vector is used, 0x60 is automatically chosen by the driver
  as the default.

  Other command-line options include:
         -sn ,n=0 ~ 5, Set media speed   
              n=0      AutoDetect (Default Value) 
              n=1      10M TP  
              n=2      10M TP Full-Duplex 
              n=3      10M BNC    (No BNC for this module. )
              n=4      100M Tx 
              n=5      100M Tx Full-Duplex 
         -h            On Line Help. 
         -n            Convert ETHERNET_II Header to IEEE 802.3.
         -w            Let Packet Driver Run Under WINDOWS. 
         -u            Unload The Packet Driver. 

  To use an option, use it immediately after the LNE100PD command,
  but before any vectors.  For example:

  LNE100PD.COM -S1
  LNE100PD.COM -N 0X60

  are both valid commands.


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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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