Win98/Readme.txt Driver File Contents (GM1650_1660_DRV_v1.0.zip)

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10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter

NDIS5 Miniport Driver for Windows ME and 98SE

This file contains
 1  Overview
 2  Required Files
 3  Installation
    3.1  Installing the driver
    3.2  Updating the driver
 4  Parameters

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1  Overview
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gnic98.sys is the NDIS5 32-bit/64-bit Miniport driver for the
10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter.

This driver supports only Windows ME and 98SE.
This README file explains how to install the Miniport driver on a machine
running Windows ME and 98SE.

This gnic98 NDIS5 Miniport driver cannot be used with other 
Windows versions than Windows ME and 98SE.
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2  Required Files
=================

To install the driver, the following files are required:

gnic98.sys 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter
           NDIS5 Miniport driver
gnic98.inf installation setup script

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3  Installation
===============

3.1  Installing the driver
--------------------------

Read the installation instructions in the adapter manual carefully.
Follow these instructions to install the adapter in your computer.



NOTE: Do *not* try to install a driver for a PCI adapter using the    
CONTROL PANEL / NETWORK / CONFIGURATION / ADD / ADAPTER facility    of 
Windows ME and 98SE. Windows ME and 98SE will always detect new PCI hardware 
  during the boot process. You will be asked for a respective driver    
diskette if the system does not find the respective installation    .INF 
file in its system directories. 

If you install Windows ME and 98SE with an already inserted 10/100/1000 Mbps 
32-bit PCI Network Adapter, then Windows ME and 98SE may identify the adapter
as an "Unknown Device". 

In this case, remove this "Unknown Device" after you have completed the
installation of Windows ME and 98SE:

1. Click CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / DEVICE MANAGER.
2. In the "Device Manager" window click VIEW DEVICES BY TYPE.
3. Examine the list of devices under "Computer". 
   The "Unknown Device" is listed under "Other Devices". 
4. Click OTHER DEVICES.
   The "PCI Ethernet Controller" is displayed. 
5. Click PCI ETHERNET CONTROLLER.
6. Click REMOVE.
7. Reboot Windows ME and 98SE.
8. Follow the installation instructions below.

With PCI adapters, due to the plug & play facility of PCI, the Windows ME 
and 98SE system is able to find, identify, and configure an adapter 
automatically. 

To install the driver, proceed as follows:
1. Install the 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter in your computer. 
2. Start Windows ME and 98SE.
 Windows ME and 98SE will detect the 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter 
during boot operation. 
3. Follow the instructions given by Windows ME and 98SE to install the 
driver. 
4. If Windows ME and 98SE asks for a path, enter the path to the required 
files   depending on the type of medium (e.g. CD-ROM, floppy diskette, 
network   drive, etc.) containing the gnic98 driver files. 

5. To configure any driver options for your 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network 
Adapter, follow   the instructions in the section "Driver Options" in this readme file. 
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3.2  Updating the driver
------------------------



To update an already installed driver for your 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network
Adapter, proceed as follows: 

1.  Click CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM.
2. Click DEVICE MANAGER / NETWORK ADAPTERS / 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network 
Adapter / PROPERTIES / DRIVER. 
3.  Click UPDATE DRIVER.
4.  When prompted "Do you want Windows to search for the driver", select 
    the check box "No, select driver from list".
5.  Click HAVE DISK.
6.  Enter the path to the required files depending on the type of medium 
    (e.g.CD-ROM, floppy diskette, network drive, etc.) containing the 
    gnic98 driver files. 
7.  Click OK.
8.  Select the 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter.
9.  Click OK.
10. After Windows ME and 98SE has copied the driver files, reboot the 
computer. 

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4  Parameters
=============


The gnic98.sys driver allows you to modify several options in order to 
optimize the operation of your 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter. 

2.  Select "Properties". 
3.  Click "Configure".
4.  Click "Advanced".
5.  In the "Property" box, select the option that you want to change.
6.  Enter the desired value in the "Value" box.
7.  When finished, click OK .

    Windows ME and 98SE will reload the driver with the changed settings.

1.  Start NETWORK from the CONTROL PANEL.
2.  Select CONFIGURATION.
3.  Select the 10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter.
4.  Click PROPERTIES.
5.  Click ADVANCED.
6.  In the "Property" box, select the option that you want to change.
7.  Enter the desired value in the "Value" box.
8.  When finished, click OK.
9.  Reboot the machine.
NOTE: The machine must be rebooted before any changed options can 
      take effect.

The parameters supported by the driver are described below.



Network Address
---------------

Registry Name:	"NetworkAddress"
Default value:  burned-in adapter address
Valid range:    0y-00-00-00-00-01 to FE-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF (hexadecimal), 
                where at least the "locally administered" bit 2h 
                (i.e. bit #1) in the 'y' nibble must be set and the 
                multicast" bit 1h (i.e. bit #0) must not be set

CAUTION: Each individual network MAC address can only be used once in a
         network. Assigning the same address to more than one adapter in 
         the same network is not allowed and can cause serious network 
         problems.

To use a network MAC address other than the one burned into the adapter,
enter the network address in the following hexadecimal format:

    XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (e.g. 02-00-5A-98-12-34).

If the network address field blank is left blank (or a different number of
digits is specified), the network address burned into the adapter will 
be used.


Maximum Frame Size
------------------

Registry Name:	"MaxFrameSize"
Default value:  1514 (decimal)
Valid range:    12..9014 (decimal)

This parameter specifies the maximum frame size in bytes that the driver
will support. The performance of your network usually increases when
a large packet size is used. Do not use values larger than 1514 if you
are not sure if your network supports jumbo frames.




Wake Up Capabilities
--------------------

Registry Name:	"WakeUpModeCap_<n>"	<n> = port designator (A or B)
Default value:  15 (OS Controlled)
Valid values:   0  = "None"
		15 = "OS Controlled"
                25 = "Magic Packet"
                26 = "Pattern Match"
		27 = "Magic Packet and Pattern Match"
                28 = "Link Change"

- "None"                wake on LAN capabilities are disabled
- "OS Controlled"	wake up with the default settings 
		 	provided through the OS from Hibernate or Standby
                        state
- "Magic Packet" 	wake up with MagicPacket from ShutDown state,
		 	OS Controlled from Hibernate or Standby state
- "Pattern Match"	wake up with a packet containing a special pattern
		  	from ShutDown state, OS Controlled from Hibernate 
		  	or Standby state
- "Magic Packet
   and Pattern Match"	wake up with both from ShutDown state, OS Controlled
		        from Hibernate or Standby state
- "Link Change"		wake up with link change from ShutDown state,
			OS Controlled from Hibernate or Standby state

This parameter is only available for V2.0 copper versions of the 
10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter. 



Link Speed
----------

Registry Name:	"Speed_<n>"	<n> = port designator (A or B) 
Default value:  1 (Auto)
Valid values:   1 = "Auto"
                2 = "10"
                3 = "100"
                4 = "1000"

- "Auto"        Auto-negotiate Speed
- "10"          Force Speed to 10 MBit
- "100"         Force Speed to 100 MBit
- "1000"        Force Speed to 1000 MBit

This parameter is only available for V2.0 copper versions of the 
10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter. 

Number of Receive Buffers
-------------------------

Registry Name:	"MaxReceives"
Default value:  50 (decimal)
Valid range:    3..500 (decimal)

This parameters defines the number of receive buffers allocated by the
driver. If the system does not have enough resources the driver will fail 
to load. Increasing this value may improve performance.


Number of Transmit Buffers
--------------------------

Registry Name:	"MaxTransmits"
Default value:  50 (decimal)
Valid range:    4..200 (decimal)

This parameters defines the number of transmit buffers allocated by the
driver. If the system does not have enough resources the driver will 
fail to load. Increasing this value may improve performance.

Interrupt Moderation
--------------------

Registry Name:	"Moderate"
Default value:  1 (On)
Valid values:   1 = "On"
                0 = "Off"

If more than the specified rate of interrupts occur, the function 
Interrupt Moderation groups these interrupts so that several data packets 
can be handled per interrupt. This will lead to lower CPU utilization 
but may increase the latency.


Max IRQ per Sec
---------------

Registry Name:	"FixedIntMod"
Default value:  5000 (decimal)
Valid range:    1000..30000 (decimal)

This parameter specifies the interrupt rate for Interrupt Moderation. If
Interrupt Moderation is set to "Off" it will be ignored.



AutoNegotiation
---------------

Registry Name:	"AutoNegotiation_<n>"  <n> = port designator (A or B)
Default value:  1 (On)
Valid range:    0 = "Off"
                1 = "On"
                2 = "Auto-Sense"

NOTE: If this parameter is set to "Off" and 'DuplexCapabilities' is
      set to "half and full duplex" the driver will override the
      setting and use "On" instead.

NOTE: Copper adapters do not support "auto-sense". This setting will be
      treated like "On".

This parameter defines the auto-negotiation mode and can be set for each 
port individually, which is helpful if the port at the other end of the 
cable is limited in its capabilities. Using the default setting, the
10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter should automatically 
detect the capabilities of the peer port.


DuplexCapabilities
------------------

Registry Name:	"DuplexCapabilities_<n>"  <n> = port designator (A or B)
Default value:  3 (half and full duplex)
Valid range:    1 = "half duplex"
                2 = "full duplex"
                3 = "half and full duplex"

NOTE: This parameter is ignored if 'AutoNegotiation' is set to "auto-sense".

This parameter can be used to limit the duplex capabilities the port
reports during auto-negotiation. This parameter can be set for each port
individually, which is helpful if the port at the other end of the cable 
cannot handle all possible combinations. Using the default setting, the
10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter should automatically 
detect the capabilities of the peer port.


FlowControl
-----------

Registry Name:	"FlowControl_<n>"  <n> = port designator (A or B)
Default value:  3 (Asymmetrical and Symmetrical Flow Control)
Valid range:    0 = "No Flow Control"
                1 = "Asymmetrical Flow Control"
                2 = "Symmetrical Flow Control"
                3 = "Asymmetrical and Symmetrical Flow Control"

Modes:
- Symmetrical Flow Control: Both link partners are allowed to send 
                            PAUSE frames.

- Asymmetrical and Symmetrical Flow Control: Both or only the remote
                                             link partner are allowed
                                             to send PAUSE frames.

- Asymmetrical Flow Control: Only the local link partner is allowed 
                             to send PAUSE frames.

- No Flow Control: No link partner is allowed to send PAUSE frames.

NOTE: This parameter is ignored if 'AutoNegotiation' is set to "Off".

This parameter can be used to set the flow control capabilities the port 
reports during auto-negotiation. This parameter can be set for each port 
individually, which is helpful if the port at the other end of the cable 
cannot handle all possible combinations. Using the default setting, the
10/100/1000 Mbps 32-bit/64-bit PCI Network Adapter should automatically 
detect the capabilities of the peer port.


Role
----
Registry Name:	"Role_<n>"  <n> = port designator (A or B)
Default value:  0 (Auto)
Valid range:    0 = "Auto"
                2 = "Master"
                3 = "Slave"

NOTE: This parameter will be used only for copper adapters.

For two 1000Base-T ports to communicate, one must take the role of the 
master (providing timing information), while the other must be slave.
Usually, this is negotiated between the two ports during link
establishment. If this fails, a port can be forced to a specific setting 
with this parameter.


Preferred Port
--------------

Registry Name:	"PreferredPort"
Default value:  1 (A)
Valid range:    1 = "A"
		2 = "B"

NOTE: This parameter is only available for dual link adapters.

Use this parameter to set the preferred port the RLMT (Redundant
Link Management Technology) will use for all network traffic, if more than
one port has an active link to the network.


RLMT Mode
---------

Registry Name:	"RlmtMode"
Default value:  1 (CLS)
Valid range:    1 = "CLS"
                3 = "CLP"
                7 = "CLPSS"

NOTE: This parameter is only available for dual link adapters.

Use this parameter to set the operational mode for the RLMT:

- "CLS" (Check Link State): RLMT uses the link state reported by the
      adapter hardware for each individual port to determine whether a 
      port can be used for all network traffic or not.

- "CLP" (Check Local Port): In this mode, RLMT monitors the network path
      between the two ports of an adapter by regularly exchanging packets 
      between them. This mode requires a network configuration in which 
      the two ports "see" each other (i.e. there must not be any router 
      between the ports).

- "CLPSS" (Check Local Ports and Segmentation Status): This mode supports 
      the same functions as the CLP mode and additionally checks network 
      segmentation by sending BPDU hello packets. Thus, this mode is only 
      to be used if Gigabit Ethernet switches are installed on the network
      that have been configured to use the Spanning Tree protocol.

NOTE: RLMT modes "CLP" and "CLPSS" are designed to operate in 
      configurations where a network path between the ports on one adapter
      exists. Moreover, they are not designed to work where adapters are
      connected back-to-back.

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