Packet Driver Introduction: ------------- This document describes the procedure to setup the Packet driver for REALTEK RTL8139 Fast Ethernet Adapter. Location of Driver: \PKTDRV\RTSPKT.COM Sample Configuration Files: --------------------------- AUTOEXEC.BAT RTSPKT 0x60 Notes: ------ 1. Load the packet driver using the software interrupt and any optional switches if required. Usage: RTSPKT [options] <software_int_no> [media type] 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 message: System: 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: If there are multiple network cards on the main board. the user run RTSPKT 0x60 directly, then the screen will display : Packet driver for RTS8139, PCI version 1.00 Copyright 1997 (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 System: 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 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 'config.tel' to specify the packet inetrrupt you will use.Download Driver Pack
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Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
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