PCI.TXT Driver File Contents (DE_LAN.EXE)
Driver Package File Name: DE_LAN.EXE
Installing an adapter in a PCI Slot
1 With power off, put the adapter in the server.
2 Start the server. In most cases, the PCI server will
automatically configure the adapter. If this doesn't
happen, you may have to configure the server to work
with the adapter. See the next section for details.
If you have problems
Some PCI servers require additional configuration to
install a PCI adapter. Follow these steps to complete the
1 Make sure you have the latest BIOS version for your
2 Make sure the BIOS is set up correctly.
The following sections describe these steps in detail.
Make sure you have the latest BIOS version
Contact your server's manufacturer to make sure you're
using the latest BIOS.
In some PCI servers, you may need to enable the PCI slot
using the BIOS Setup program. This is especially common in
PCI servers with a Phoenix BIOS.
After installing the adapter, turn on the server and enter
the Setup program during system initialization (usually by
pressing F1, F2, or Ctrl-Alt-S). The key you press is
usually shown on the screen.
Once in Setup, find the entry for PCI slots. Set these
PCI Slot#: Slot where the adapter is installed (1-3)
Latency Timer: 40
Interrupt: Choose an IRQ.
The exact wording of the parameters varies with different
Save the changes, exit Setup, and continue with the
Updating the Compaq DeskPRO XL BIOS
There are two primary steps:
1 Upgrade the Compaq system BIOS to v2.22E (available from
In general, follow the instructions on page 7-12 (Using
the Compaq EISA Configuration Utility) in the Compaq
"Beyond Setup for the DeskPro XL." This includes: Power
off, Set switch 6 to ON, Power on, Run EISA Config
Utility to reconfigure, select computer setup icon,
select OK to restart, Press F10 with cursor in upper
right of screen, select System Configuration, wait while
computer reconfigures, enter to complete, MAKE SURE to
set S6 back to OFF position before powering off (this
disables the erase option).
2 Upgrade the Compaq Rompaq, and follow the instructions
The Compaq BBS Rompaq upgrade for the DeskPro/XL
(SP1022.zip) works with this adapter.
In general, follow the instructions from Compaq, which
include setting switch S1 to On for update. (S1 On -
disabled: Flash ROM can be updated. S1 OFF - enabled:
Prevents Flash ROM updates. Off is the default.)
To correctly enable the card after this BIOS is
1 On restart, press F10 to go into the configuration
utility when the blinking cursor moves to the right
2 The COMPAQ configuration screen should come up. The
BIOS rev. shown here must be 2.22E (or later).
3 Press return to get initial configuration choices.
4 Press CTRL-A. If a message saying 'Advanced Features
Enabled' does not appear, you cannot enable the adapter.
5 Press return to confirm, and then choose Configure
6 After the configuration runs, choose View, Edit
7 Under the Advanced Features section, look for PCI
Master Enable. The default is disabled. Change the
setting to enabled.
8 Further down, in Slot X, you should see PCI Ethernet
Controller. Move the cursor to enabled, and press F6
to check the settings. Typically, the adapter
will be INT 2(9). Change this to INT 10.
9 Move down to Embedded PCI Ethernet Controller. The
default is enabled. Change the setting to disabled.
10 Save settings and exit.
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