====================================================== Diagnostic Utility 1.1.4 Beta 050722 ====================================================== This file contains information about system requirement, new features, installation, usage, and warning issues of this version. ====================================================== New Features ====================================================== * Fix the bug about EEPROM test on 8169 cardbus. * Add priority option in advanced setting of VM (virtual miniport). ====================================================== System Requirement ====================================================== * Operating System: - Windows 98SE, Windows ME. - Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003. * RTL8168 Network Adapter Driver: - It needs version Ver.5.6252 or later to provide VLAN capability. ====================================================== Installation Notes ====================================================== * To install the program, one can use the self-extracting executable files. For example, Install98Se.exe is used for Windows 98SE and ME and Install2kxp.exe is for Windows 2000 and later. * After installation process completed successfully, the program will launch automatically and add an icon in system tray (task area) for Windows 2000 and later. Besides, the default value of start up launch is enabled. As to Windows 98SE and ME, it needs to reboot the system to complete the installation process. * To uninstall the program, one can use one of the following shortcuts, Start => All Programs => Realtek => Diagnostic => Uninstall, or Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. ====================================================== Using Diagnostic Utility ====================================================== * Start: - The program must run under an account with administrator privileges for Windows 2000 and later. - One can start the program via the shortcut: Start => All Programs => Realtek => Diagnostic => Diagnostic Utility. - If the start up launch option is enabled, the pop-up menu of the main window (right click the tree view for NIC list) or that of system tray icon (right click the tray icon) will show "Disable Start Up Launch", and the program will launch automatically when user logins. * Stop: - To exit the program, one can either choose the menu item, "Exit". * System Tray Icon and Pop-up Menu: - In the of main window, one can enable or disable the system tray icon by selecting the menu item, "Show the Tray Icon" or "Remove the Tray Icon". - Right click the tree view for NIC list or the system tray icon, it will launch a pop-up menu with the following items: (1) Refresh NIC List: If one adds, removes, enables, or disables physical network adapters or VLANs, he has to refresh the list of NICs by selecting this menu item. (2) Show/Remove the Tray Icon: One can show or remove the system tray icon by this menu item. (3) Enable/Disable Start Up Launch: When the menu item shows "Disable Start Up Launch", it means start up launch is enabled, and likewise, "Enable Start Up Launch" means the option is disabled. One can change the setting for start up launch by this menu item. (4) Launch: When the system tray icon exists, one can hide the main window by close button on upper right corner and select this menu item to display it. (5) Exit: It is used to terminate this program. * Tree View for NIC List: - This window displays all active physical network adapters in this machine. For Windows 2000 and later, it also shows the VLANs on RTL8169/8110 or RTL8168 network adapters. We call physical networks and VLANs as "network adapters" in the following sections. - User can select one of network adapters listed in the window. All property pages will be enabled for RTL8169/8110 or RTL8168 network adapter. On the other hand, other cards only show "General" page. * Tree View for Property Page List: - This window displays all property pages available for current selected network adapter. - User can select one of these pages in this window, and the page will be showed in right side. - Seven property pages are available for Windows 98, ME, 2000 and later, including: "General", "Driver", "Advanced Setting", "Statistics", "Diagnostics", "Cable", and "Wake On LAN". - For Windows 2000 and later, the following pages are also available: "VLAN" and "Send and Receive". * Property Page Window: - This window display the property page selected by user. - Functions of each property page: (1) "General" This page displays general information about the selected network adapter. (2) "VLAN" This page shows information about VLANs on current selected RTL8169/8110 or RTL8168 network adapter. User can add or remove VLAN here. Besides, he can change the VLAN ID of existing VLAN. (3) "Driver" This page displays driver information of the selected network adapter. (4) "Advanced Setting" This page displays working parameters for this network adapter. One can modify these parameters here. For Windows 98SE and ME, it needs to reboot to change the parameters. (5) "Statistics" This page show statistics of current selected network adapter, including throughput, number of good packet sent, received, and number of error packet sent, received. (6) "Diagnostics" This page performs hardware tests on selected RTL8169/8110 or RTL8168 network adapter. (7) "Send and Receive" Two PCs with RTL8169/8110 or RTL8168 adapters in the same LAN can perform send & receive experiment with broadcast packet here. (8) "Cable" This page estimates the length of the plugged cable. (9) "Wake On LAN" This page provides three ways for user to wake up a PC in stand by or hibernate mode via selected RTL8169/8110 or RTL8168 network adapter. A computer can be waked up only if related configurations in BIOS and the network adapter are enabled. ====================================================== Warning ====================================================== * Do not perform any one of the following actions while doing hardware tests in "Diagnostic" page: - Disable the selected LAN card. - Kill the program (via task manager). - Uninstallation. * After finishing hardware tests, the program will reload network driver, and therefore, statistics listed in "General" page will be reset.Download Driver Pack
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