PACKET.TXT Driver File Contents (

   Packet Driver

   This document describes the procedure to setup the Packet driver for
   REALTEK RTS8139(X) PCI fast ethernet card.

   Location of Driver:     \RTSPKT\RTSPKT.COM

   Sample Configuration Files:
        RTSPKT 0x60

     1.  Load the packet driver using the software interrupt and any
         optional switches if required.

         Usage: RTSPKT [options] <software_int_no> [-m media type] [bus_no device_no]

         Example: RTSPKT -i 0x7e

         The only required  parameter is the software  interrupt.  A packet
         driver needs to have a software interrupt assigned to it for other
         programs to access it. The recommended interrupt 0x7e. If you need
         any of the  options  listed below,  place them before the software
         interrupt on the command line.

         -i - Force driver to report itself as 802.3 instead of Ethernet II.
         -d - Delayed initialization.  Used for diskless booting
         -n - NetWare conversion.  Converts 802.3 packets into 8137 packets
         -w - Windows hack, obsoleted by winpkt
         -p - Promiscuous mode disable
         -h - Help
         -u - Uninstall

      2. Media type can be used to force the card to work on specific
         speed and duplex mode. If no media type if specified, then
         driver will read hardware configuration from EEPROM on the
         card. The hardware configuration can be modified by running
         'rset8139' on driver disk.

      3. Type command,C:\RTSPKT 0x60, the screen will appear following

         System: [345]86 processor, PCI bus, Two 8259s
         Packet driver software interrupt is 0x60
         Interrupt number is 0x9
         I/O port is 0x6100
         My Ethernet address is 52:54:4C:29:29:AD

      4. Installing Multiple LAN Adapters:

         4.1 The user can run RTSPKT 0x60 directly, then the screen
             will display :

             Packet driver for RTL8139(X) fast ehternet NIC, version 3.19
             Copyright 2000(c), Realtek Semiconductor Inc.

             There are 2 network cards on your main board :
             Card 1. IRQ= 0x9  I/O= 0x6100  NodeID= 52:54:4C:29:29:AD
             Card 2. IRQ= 0xA  I/O= 0x6000  NodeID= 52:54:4C:29:29:64
             Please select a Card No.(1-2): 1

         4.11 The user just has to select one card from the list. After
             selecting Card 1, the screen will display:

             System: [345]86 processor, PCI bus, Two 8259s
             Packet driver software interrupt is 0x60
             Interrupt number is 0x9
             I/O port is 0x6100
             My Ethernet address is 52:54:4C:29:29:AD

         4.2 The user can use the bus_no and device_no argument to specify
             the card that you want to select. If bus number is 0x00 and
             the device number is 0x0A, you just has bo type
             PCIPKT 0x60 0x00 0x0A in the command line to select this card
             directly without having to make selection as 3.1.

      5. Installing multiple drivers:

         If you want to install multiple cards each connecting to different
         network, you have to install the driver multiple times, each with
         different packet interrupt number. Then modify 'ioaddr' variable
         in '' to specify the packet inetrrupt you will use.

                                               ---David Tang---

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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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