NT351.TXT Driver File Contents (Netgear_FA310TX_Fast_Ethernet_PCI_Card_4.2.zip)

\HELP\WINNT\NT351.TXT

               NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
               -----------------------------------------
        Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows NT 3.51
        --------------------------------------------------------
 
  Getting Started
  ---------------

  The Windows NT CD-ROM or diskettes are needed for the following procedure.

  Installation Procedure
  ----------------------
  1.  Boot up the system with Windows NT 3.51 .  From the "Main" window,
      select "Control Panel".

  2.  In the "Control Panel" window, select the "Network" icon.

  3.  In the "Network Settings" window, select "Add Adapter".  Windows NT
      will display a list of all available drivers.

  4.  Select "Other" for third-party adapters not included in the list.
      The program prompts for the directory containing the Ethernet
      drivers.

  5.  Specify the full path of the driver, A:\WINNT\NT351.

  6.  Windows NT will attempt to locate the OEMSETUP.INF file in the
      specified path and copy the appropriate drivers into the Windows NT
      system.

  7.  Choose the "NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter". 

  8.  The driver is now properly installed.  The installation procedure
      will proceed to the next steps.  Please refer to your Windows NT
      installation guide for information on these steps.

  9.  A window will appear allowing you to specify your network connection
      type and transmit threshold.

      For "Connection Type", choose "AutoSense". The driver will auto-
      detect the media that is connecting to the adapter. Other possible
      connection type selections are "10Base-T", "10Base-T full_duplex",
      "100Base-TX", and "100Base-TX full_duplex".

      For "Transmit Threshold", choose "256 Bytes". The smaller the transmit
      threshold, the better the adapter's transmitting performance is. The
      default value "256 Byte" is suited to most computers with Pentinum or
      better processors. If you are using a computer with 486 processor,
      please choose the "Store and Forward" selection. Other possible transmit
      threshold selections are "Store and Forward", "36 Bytes", "72 Bytes",
      "96 Bytes", "128 Bytes", and "160 Bytes".

  10. After the initial installation, the FA310TX NT 3.51 driver is
      permanently installed into the system. Subsequent accesses to the
      network driver list will include this driver as one of the options.


  Creating Netwrok Client Installation Disks on Windows NT Server
  ---------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Open the Network Client Administrtor.

  2. Click Make Installation Disk Set, then click OK.

  3. In the "Share Network Client Insatllation Files" dialog box, fill
     in the path and shared files. Click OK. Then, the "Make Installation
     Disk Sets" dialog box will appear.

  4. Prepare 3 or 4 (depending on the network client type you choosen)
     formatted, high density disks and insert one into a floopy driver.

  5. In Select Network Client, click the type of disks that you want to creat
     and specify the destination driver and then click OK.

  6. Following the instruction on the screen and keep inseting additional
     disks in the drive until a message box is dispalyed indicating that
     all the files have been copied.

  7. For more information, please refer to the on line help.



  Make Netwrok Installation Startup Disk on Windows NT Server
  ---------------------------------------------------------------
  1. If you install the Microsoft Client for the first time, please
     open the "Network Client Administrator" item.
     Otherwise, please directly go to step 3. 
 

  2. Install the installation files of Microsoft Client into the
     hard disk. (for examples : C:\CLIENTS)

     a) Select the "Make Installation Disk Set" item, then click "OK" button.

     b) In the "Share Network Client Installation Files" dialog box,
        select the "Copy Files to a New Directory, and then Share" item.
        Then click "OK" button to begin the file copying.

     c) After the completion of file copying, exit the "Network Client 
        Administrator".

  3. Please edit the WCNET.INF file as below (It should be at the path 
     "\CLIENTS\MSCLIENT\NETSETUP") :

     a. Find the section listed below                

[netcard]
;   key = description, MSID, type, media, mode, install, protini, style

     b. Append the following line

FA310="NETGEAR FA310TX",999,ndis,ethernet,0x01,FA310,FA310_nif

     c. Find the section listed below
;
; Netcard Install and Protocol Sections
;

     d. Append the following two sections 

; NETGEAR FA310TX
[FA310]
ndis2=1:FA310.dos

[FA310_nif]
drivername=FA310$
param=DATA_RATE,"[NDIS2] Line Speed 10M/100M",text,"MB10,MB100","MB10",0x12
param=SIA_MODE,"[NDIS2] AutoSense/Half/Full Duplex",text,"AUTOSENSE,TP,TP_FULL_DUPLEX","AUTOSENSE",0x12


  4. Please edit the WCSETUP.INF file as below  (It should be at the path
     "\CLIENTS\MSCLIENT\NETSETUP") :

     a. Find the section listed below

[netdrivers]

     b. Append the following line at the end of the section

1=,FA310.dos,,FA310.dos,


  5. Copy the NDIS 2 driver "FA310.DOS" in the "A:\NDIS2DOS\" to the 
     directory "\CLIENTS\MSCLIENT\NETSETUP".

  6. Open the Network Client Administrtor.
  
  7. Click the "Make Network Installation Startup Disk", then click OK button.

  8. In the "Target Workstation Configuration" dialog box, select the 
     "Network Client v3.0 for MS-DOS and Windows" item of the "Network
      Client" list box.

  9. Select the "NETGEAR FA310TX" item of the "Network Adapter Card" list box.
     Then click "OK" button.

 10. Insert a MS-DOS bootable floppy diskette to the drive A:.

 11. In the "Network Startup Disk Configuration" dialog box, specify the
     setting of your startup diskette.   Then click "OK" button.

 12. Now, the system will copy the related files to the floppy diskette.

 13. For more information, please refer to the on line help.


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