README.TXT Driver File Contents (nic311.zip)


                  32-BIT (NWAY) PCI (FAST) ETHERNET ADAPTER             
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How to Configure Your PCI adapter
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 1. Go to the PCI configuration item in BIOS setup.
 2. Take the following steps to configure the PCI slot:
   a).  You should know which slot your adapter is plugged into.
        Look for the physical location of the slot on your PCI
        motherboard.
   b).  Set the "this device" field to "Enable".
   c).  Set the "this item" field to "Master".
        The 10M or 32-BIT PCI adapter MUST be installed
        in an expansion slot that supports "Bus Master" mode.
        Refer to your system documentation to determine which slots
        support Bus Mastering.
   d).  Some BIOS Setups allow you to select which interrupt line
        you can use.  In this case, select "INT A" for the "this item" field.
   e).  Select an IRQ of your choice, make sure it does not conflict
        with existing IRQs in use.
   d).  Select the "Trigger method" by which the IRQ is assigned or
        routed to the PCI slot.  Choose "level-trigger" option.
        Multiple 32-BIT PCI adapters can share the same PCI 
        interrupt and all must use INT A with level-trigger mode.

 3. Run the diagnostic program found in the driver diskette.
    If a problem arises during installation, contact your dealer for support.


Conflict with Microsoft EMM386
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The PCI adapters can only function with the EMM386.exe memory manager
program version 4.49 or later. You can verify its version number by
entering EMM386 at the DOS Prompt.

Do not specify the "highscan" option with the EMM386.exe statement
in your config.sys file or your system will hang.

If you run MEMMAKER and select Custom Setup, do not specify
"Aggressively scan upper memory", or it will automatically insert
the HIGHSCAN flag into the EMM386 command line. This parameter cannot
be manually removed once it's installed; doing so will cause the
extended memory manager to malfunction.


Support for 5 Volt PCI Slots
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The 32-BIT (NWAY) PCI-Bus (Fast) Ethernet Adapter currently supports
only 5 volt PCI slots. Future release of the adapter will support both
3.3 and 5 volt PCI slots.


Note: 1.  Some PCI-ISA computers require manual configuration.  When you
          set the interrupt you must move the jumper.  For example, 
          if you set INT A to interrupt 5 via a BIOS configuration
          setting, you must also set the jumper on your motherboard to ISA
          interrupt 5.
      2.  Usually, the PCI machine supports only two Master Devices.
          SCSI devices are also master devices.

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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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