README.TXT Driver File Contents (rt8139c.zip)

Windows NT 4.0

   Introduction:
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   This document describes the procedure to install  Windows NT v4.0 
   driver for Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter.

   Location of Driver:     \WINNT4\RTL8139.SYS

   Installing driver procedure on Microsoft Windows NT :
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   When you are in Windows NT :
   1. Select the 'Network' icon in the Control Panel Group.

   2. Click the 'Add' button in the 'Network' Dialog Box.

   3. Select the 'Adapter' and click the 'Add' button in the 'Network'
      Dialog Box.

   4. Click the 'Have Disk' button in the 'Select Network adapters' Dialog
      Box.

   5. Insert the Realtek driver disk in drive A, enter drive and pathname
      A:\WINNT40 which is the path where the setup file OEMSETUP.INF is
      located, and then choose the OK button.

   6. The screen will appear "Select Line Speed" dialog box which is provide
      by RTL8139.SYS driver. The default value is "auto" so that the
      RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter and its driver RTL8139.SYS will
      auto-detect the line speed, 10 Mb or 100Mb, while the RTL8139.SYS is
      loading. The other values, "10" or "100", are only used when you want
      to forced RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter to 10Mb or 100Mb.

   7. The screen will appear "Input EthernetID" dialog box which is provide
      by  RTL8139.SYS  driver.  This option is only required when you have
      more  than  one Realtek  RTL8139  PCI Fast Ethernet adapters on this
      computer. Select "SKIP"  if  only  one  adapter is installed on this
      computer.

   8. "Bus Location"  display in next screen.  Your machine contains more
      than one hardware bus, please select the Bus Type and Bus number on
      which  your network adapter card is installed.

   9. NT will then perform the binding process.  If any additional network
      software options were installed,  you may be  prompted for  specific
      information for these packages.

  10. Restarting your system you will acquire network service.


   NOTES:
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      *  Installing Multiple LAN Adapters:
         Enter Windows NT and follow above setup procedure step 2,in the
         "Network Settings" dialog box, choose the "Configure.." button.
         The "Input Ethernet ID"  dialog box appears and input adapter's
         Ethernet ID. Last step to select OK and close NETWORK SETUP.
         Select SKIP if only one adapter is installed on this computer.


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Windows 98

   Introduction:
   -------------
   This document describes the procedure to install  Windows 98 driver 
   for Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter.

   Location of Driver:     \WIN98\RTL8139.SYS

   Installing driver procedure on Microsoft Windows 98 :
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      Before you start with the installation process, make sure that your
      adapter should be properly installed in your PCI bus slot.
      Executing Windows 98, it will auto-detect your system configuration
      and find the adapter hardware.  ( If Win98 does not  prompt that it
      detects the PCI Ethernet adapter,there must be something wrong with
      the RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter or your system enviroment.)

      1. Ask you to select which driver you want to install, select "Search
         for the best driver for your device".

      2. Insert the Realtek RTL8139 driver disk into drive A, select 
         "specify a location" and specify the setup file pathname A:\WIN98.

      3. Windows 98 will appear some messages to insert Windows 98 system
         disk to complete setup step.

      4. Windows 98 will finish the other installation procedure automatically
         then you restart the system.

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Windows 95, OSR2

   Introduction:
   -------------
   This document describes the procedure to install  Windows 95 and OSR2
   driver for Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter.

   Location of Driver:     \WIN95\RTL8139.SYS

   Installing driver procedure on Microsoft Windows 95 :
   -----------------------------------------------------
      Before you start with the installation process, make sure that your
      adapter should be properly installed in your PCI bus slot.
      Executing Windows 95, it will auto-detect your system configuration
      and find the adapter hardware.  ( If Win95 does not  prompt that it
      detects the PCI Ethernet adapter,there must be something wrong with
      the RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter or your system enviroment.)

      1. Ask you to select which driver you want to install, select "Driver
         from disk provided by hardware manufacturer".

      2. Insert the Realtek RTL8139 driver disk into drive A and specify
         the setup file pathname A:\WIN95.

      3. Windows 95 will appear some messages to insert Windows 95 system
         disk to complete setup step.

      4. Windows 95  will  finish  the  other  installation  procedure
         automatically, then you restart the system.

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Linux

 The procedure to activate rtl8139 on linux is as follows:

  step 1: ftp the driver from
          ftp://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/linux/drivers/rtl8139.c

  step 2: compile:
          The instruction for compiling the driver is include at the end of 
          the driver file. (run this instruction at /usr/src/linux)

  step 3: insert the driver as module:
           insmod rtl8139.o
          parameter can be added by adding options=... behind the istrruction
                0x16(bit 4):full duplex
                bit 0-3    :default port
          (run 'lsmod' to see if the module is inserted)

  step 4: bind your card to an IP address

          /sbin/ifconfig eth0 ${IPADDR} broadcast ${BROADCAST} 
          netmask ${NETMASK}
          (run 'netstat -i' to see if there is a interface 'ne0')

  step 5: add your card to IP routing table, then add gateway also your card:
          /sbin/route add -net ${NETWORK} netmask ${NETMASK} eth0
           (should be able to ping local network now)
          gateway:
          /sbin/route add default gw ${GATEWAY} netmask 0.0.0.0 metric 1

  step 6: start inet deamon.
          /usr/sbin/inetd
          (you are on the network now)

  *make sure that your kernel is built with network, fast_ethernet and module
   support. Otherwise, you have to rebuild your kernel.
        (1:go to /usr/src/linux directory
         2:run 'make menuconfig' or 'make config'
         3:mark the options list above.
         4:exit and rebuild your kernel.
            make dep;make clean;make zImage
           the file 'zImage' will be at /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/zImage
         5:modify /etc/lilo.conf.(this file specify where kernel image is)
         6:run 'lilo'  )

  You cna run 'netconfig' which will do step 4,5,6 for you. This will create
  '/etc/rc.d/inet1' and 'inet2' files. These two files will run at boot time.
  Then just add a line at the beginning of 'inet1'.
        'insmod /your driver'path/rtl8139.o'

  then your driver will work every time you boot.

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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.

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