WIN98.TXT Driver File Contents (

               32-bit (NWAY) PCI-Bus (Fast) Ethernet Adapter


           A) Install NDIS 3.1 driver to Windows 98
           B) Configuration NDIS 3.1 driver to Windows 98

A) Install NDIS 3.1 driver into Windows 98
The ETHPCI.SYS driver is contained in the \WIN98 directory

    NDIS Driver Installation in Windows 98

    1. Insert the 32-bit PCI Series (Fast) Ethernet adapter into one of the
       Master PCI slots of your PC.
    2. Turn the power ON and boot into Windows 98.
    3. When Windows prompts with "PCI Fast Ethernet DEC 21143 Based Adapter"
       in the "Add New Hardware Wizard" dialog box, click "Next".
    4. Select "Search for the best for your device.[Recommended]" from the
       "Add New Hardware Wizard" dialog box, then click "Next".
    5. Insert the card's driver diskette in your floppy drive.
    6. Click off "Floppy disk drives". Select "Specify a location" and type
       "A:\WIN98", then click "Next".
    7. Click the "Next >" button in the "Add New Hardware Wizard" dialog box.
    8. When Windows prompts with "32-Bit PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter" in the
       "Add New Hardware Wizard" dialog box, click "Next". Windows will copy
       the driver from A:\WIN98 to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM and the ETHPCI.INF file
       from A:\WIN98 to C:\WINDOWS\INF.
    9. When Windows prompts with "32-Bit PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter" again in
       the "Add New Hardware Wizard" dialog box, click the "Finish" botton.
   10. Remove the card's driver diskette from your floppy drive.
   11. Restart your computer to initialize the network function.

B) Configure the NDIS 3.1 driver in Windows 98

    1. Click the "My Computer" icon.
    2. Click the "Control Panel" icon in My Computer window.
    3. Double-click the "Network" icon in the Control Panel window.
    4. Select "Adapter" item from Network Component Type dialog box,
       and click the "Properties..." button.
    5. Then click "Advanced" button in the dialog box.
    6. Set the following properties:

       <1>. Burst Length :   1  Dword          Default is 16 Dwords.
                             2  Dwords         (1 Dword = 4 bytes)
                             4  Dwords
                             8  Dwords
                             16 Dwords
                             32 Dwords

       <2>. Connection Type :
             for 10/100M adapter:
                             AutoSense (Default)

       <3>. Receive Buffers: 8, 16, 32, 48, 64. (Default value is 16.)

       <4>. Map Registers: 4, 8 (Default value is 8.)
            This parameter depends on the machine.
            For x86, the value should be 8.

       Also, the following three parameters can be used for 32-bit PCI
       Series (Fast) Ethernet adapter.

       <5>. Store And Forward : Enabled --> Enable early transmit,
                                Disabled--> Disable early transmit,(default)

       <6>. Transmit Threshold : the transmit FIFO threshold level with Store and
                                 Forward disabled.

                             10Mbps: 72, 96, 128, 160 (Default value is 160) bytes,
                            100Mbps: 128, 256, 512, 1024 (Default value is 1024) bytes,

    7. Follow screen instructions to complete the installation.
    8. Restart your computer.

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