PATHWORK.TXT Driver File Contents (linksys100tx.zip)

  Linksys EtherFast Series LAN Cards README File
  for DEC PathWorks 4.1 for DOS
  Copyright (C) 1999 Linksys, All Rights Reserved
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  Before You Begin
  Files Provided
  Setup
        Automatic using NETSETUP
        Manual
  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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  AUTOMATIC SETUP USING NETSETUP
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  The directions below explain how to install the EtherFast Card's
  NDIS driver using the NETSETUP utility that comes with PathWorks.
  
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  NOTE:

  You must start the Pathworks scheduler (SCHK) with the switch /N.
  If /N is not used, initialization may fail. If this happens,
  the following message appears:
  
  No NDIS Interrupt Activity.  Maybe NI_IRQ set wrong or cable not
  attached or hardware/DLL broken.
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 If you install PATHWORKS for the first time or update it using the
 NETSETUP installation program, you get the following prompts and
 your responses must be as shown below.

 Run the NETSETUP program that came with your copy of PathWorks.

 1.  Select your choices for the following:

     *  Type of configuration
     *  Destination drive (boot device)
     *  LK250 keyboard setup information

 2.  Select <Ethernet> network adapter type.

 3.  Select <Other NDIS> Ethernet adapter.

 4.  When asked to supply the path to the network's driver, type,
    put the EtherFast disk into drive A and type:

     A:\NDIS\DOS\LNE100.DOS

 5.  IF asked to supply a PROTOCOL.INI section, type

     A:\NDIS\DOS

    The files will be copied to your system.  Reboot your PC.
    The setup is complete.


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  MANUAL SETUP
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 1.  Copy the LNE100.DOS file from the EtherFast disk's NDIS\DOS  
     directory to your hard disk where PathWorks is installed.

     Example:

     copy a:\ndis\dos\lne100.dos c:\decnet
     
 2.  To load the driver, add the following line to your CONFIG.SYS file:

     DEVICE=c:\DECNET\LNE100.DOS

 3. Using a DOS editor, copy the PROTOCOL.INI stub from the NDIS\DOS
     directory to the end of your existing PROTOCOL.INI file:

      Example:

     [LNE100]
     DRIVERNAME=LNE100$

 4.  In the PROTOCOL.INI file, find the DATALINK and IPX4MAC modules.
      Change the value of the keyword BINDINGS from:

       BINDINGS = driverlabel
              to
       BINDINGS = LNE100

       Save the file and reboot.  The installation is complete.


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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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