README.TXT Driver File Contents (S648LAN.zip)

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=  Realtek 8139C/C+ Driver for FreeBSD V4.3  =
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This driver is modified by Realtek Semiconductor corp. and it has been tested OK
on FreeBSD 4.3. Because the FreeBSD kernel has a default Rtl8139C driver, this 
default driver will be loaded even though the NIC on your computer is Rtl8139C+ 
(because they have the same vender ID and device ID). To use the new features of 
8139C+, you need to update your NIC driver and recompile your FreeBSD kernel.

The main steps you have to do:(FreeBSDSrcDir means the directory of FreeBSD source code
and it may be "/usr/src/sys")

	0.Replace your NIC with 8139C+.
	1.copy if_rl.c and if_rlreg.h to /FreeBSDSrcDir/pci directory
	2.copy rl directory to /FreeBSDSrcDir/modules directory
	3.recompile your kernel	(you must install your FreeBSD source code first !!)

		# cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
		# /usr/sbin/config GENERIC
		# cd ../../compile/GENERIC
		# make depend
		# make
		# make install
		# reboot

Q:How to check whether my new driver is working ? 
A:Use the "dmesg|more" command and if you can see "<RealTek 8139C+ 10/100BaseTX>"
  then it is working.

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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