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              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 
  Start => All Programs => Realtek => Diagnostic => Uninstall, 
  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 

   - 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.




* 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.
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