3Com 3CR990SVR95 Network Card User Manual

EtherLink® 10/100 PCI
NIC with 3XP Processor
Diskette Installation
User Guide
Diskette network driver installation
instructions for the following network
interface cards:
3CR990-TX-95
3CR990-TX-97
3CR990SVR95
3CR990SVR97
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Part No. 09-1809-001
Published May 2000
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CONTENTS
Installing From Diskette 5
Making a DOS-Bootable Diskette 5
Creating Installation Diskettes 6
Installing Network Drivers 7
Windows 2000 7
Windows 98 8
Windows 95 9
Windows NT 4.0 12
Verifying Successful Installation 13
Windows 2000 13
Windows 98/95 14
Windows NT 4.0 14
Installing From Diskette
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This guide explains installing network drivers from floppy
diskettes for the 3Com® EtherLink® 10/100 PCI network
interface card (NIC) with 3XP processor (3CR990 family). It
is intended to be used with computers that are not
equipped with a CD-ROM drive.
For complete instructions about EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC
hardware installation, configuration, and troubleshooting,
see the EtherLink 10/100 PCI Network Interface Card with
3XP Processor User Guide (P/N 09-1742-001).
You can print the Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable
Document Format (PDF) version of this guide for reference.
It is available on the EtherCD™ in the following location:
\english\manuals\etherdsk\usrguide.pdf
Installing From Diskette
If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, use a PC
that has a CD-ROM drive and create installation diskettes
from the EtherCD.
You can also download the EtherDisk software from the
3Com World Wide Web site:
http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic
The installation diskettes allow you to install the network
driver only. If you want to install the NIC diagnostics or
desktop management software, you must install them from
the EtherCD.
Making a DOS-Bootable Diskette
For installation and configuration procedures that require
you to boot from DOS, you cannot successfully use the
MS-DOS prompt from within Windows. Perform a “clean”
boot from DOS or use a DOS boot disk.
To use the CD-ROM drive on a PC or server in a DOS
environment, the DOS drivers for the CD-ROM drive must
be installed. Consult the documentation that accompanied
your CD-ROM drive or your motherboard for information
about how to install these drivers.
If the PC or server is only running DOS and a CD-ROM
drive is not installed, you must install the NIC software
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using installation diskettes. For more information about
installation diskettes, see the next section.
To make a DOS-bootable diskette:
1 Insert a blank, formatted diskette in drive A.
2 At the DOS prompt, enter:
sys a:
System files are copied to the diskette.
3 Remove the diskette from drive A and attach a label
for future reference.
Repeats steps 1-3 to create a second DOS-bootable
diskette. Label the diskettes EtherDisk 1 and EtherDisk 2.
Creating Installation Diskettes
To create installation diskettes from the EtherCD:
1 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
3 Click NIC Software.
4 Click NIC Drivers and Diagnostics.
5 Click Installation Utilities.
6 Click Create Installation Diskettes.
The EtherCD Diskette Creation Utility Welcome
screen appears.
7 Click Next.
8 Insert the blank, formatted diskette labeled
EtherDisk 1 in the PC, and then click Next.
Files are copied. EtherDisk 1 contains:
NDIS 2/3/4/5 drivers
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DOS utilities
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Windows 2000 Utilities to enable disable task
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offloads
README.TXT file
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9 Remove the disk and insert the disk labeled
EtherDisk 2 when prompted, and then click OK.
Installing Network Drivers
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Files are copied. EtherDisk 2 contains:
NetWare client and server drivers
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PACKET driver
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Help text files
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The diskette creation is complete. For instructions on using
the installation diskettes to install the network driver, see
the next section.
Installing Network Drivers
This section describes how to install the EtherLink 10/100
PCI NIC network driver for Windows 2000, Windows 98,
Windows 95, and Windows NT 4.0.
To install drivers for Novell NetWare clients and servers, use
the procedures described in the EtherLink 10/100 PCI
Network Interface Card with 3XP Processor User Guide.
Substitute EtherDisk 2 for EtherCD in the instructions.
Windows 2000
This section describes how to install the network driver in a
system running Windows 2000.
To install the NIC driver in a PC running Windows 2000:
1 Make sure that the NIC is installed in your PC and
connected to the network.
2 Turn the PC power on.
Windows detects the NIC. The Found New Hardware
Wizard starts.
3 Insert EtherDisk 1 in drive A, and then click Next.
4 Select the Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended) option, and then click Next.
5 Select Floppy disk drives, clear any other checked
options, and then click Next.
Windows finds the driver file for the device.
6 Click Next.
Files are copied.
The Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard screen
appears, prompting you to click Finish.
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7 Click Finish.
The System Settings Change screen appears, prompting
you to restart the computer.
8 Remove any remaining diskette from drive A, and
then click Yes to restart the computer.
You must restart your computer to complete the
installation.
The driver installation is complete. Go to “Verifying
Successful Installation” on page 13 to confirm that the NIC
is properly installed.
Windows 98
To install the NIC driver and software under Windows 98,
you need the Windows 98 installation files. These files may
be on a CD or diskettes, or they may have been copied to
your hard drive when Windows 98 was installed on
your system.
If you encounter problems during the installation, see the
TROUBLE.TXT file located in the HELP directory on
EtherDisk 2 for troubleshooting tips.
To install the NIC driver and software in a PC or server
running Windows 98:
1 Make sure that the NIC is installed in your PC and
connected to the network.
2 Turn the PC power on.
Windows detects the NIC. The Add New Hardware Wizard
starts.
3 Insert EtherDisk 1 in drive A, and then click Next.
4 Select the Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended) option, and then click Next.
5 Select Floppy disk drives, clear any other checked
options, and then click Next.
Windows finds the driver file for the device.
6 Click Next.
Files are copied.
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The Insert Disk screen appears, requesting that you insert
the Windows 98 disk.
7 Remove EtherDisk 1, insert the Windows 98
installation diskette in drive A, and click OK.
Alternatively, if the Windows 98 installation files reside on
your hard drive, click OK, enter the path to the directory
containing these files in the Copy files from entry box, and
then click OK.
Files are copied. The installation is complete when the Add
New Hardware wizard prompts you to click Finish.
8 Click Finish.
The System Settings Change screen appears, prompting
you to restart the computer.
9 Remove any remaining diskette from drive A, and
then click Yes to restart the computer.
You must restart your computer to complete the
installation.
The installation is complete. Go to “Verifying Successful
Installation” on page 13 to confirm that the NIC is properly
installed.
After Windows restarts, double-click the Network icon in
the Windows Control Panel and make sure that the
configuration settings are properly set for your network
environment. Contact your system administrator for
assistance.
Windows 95
To install the NIC driver and software under Windows 95,
you need the Windows 95 installation files. These files may
be on a CD or diskettes, or they may have been copied to
your hard drive when Windows 95 was installed on
your system.
If you encounter problems during the installation, see the
W95NDIS.TXT file located in the Help directory on
EtherDisk 2 for troubleshooting tips.
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To install the NIC driver and software in a PC or server
running Windows 95:
1 Make sure that the NIC is installed in the PC and
connected to the network.
2 Turn the PC power on.
Windows detects the NIC. Depending on the version of
Windows 95 that is installed on your PC, either the New
Hardware Found or the Update Device Driver Wizard screen
appears.
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If the New Hardware Found screen appears:
a Select Driver from disk provided by hardware
manufacturer, and then click OK.
The Install From Disk dialog box appears.
b Insert EtherDisk 1 in drive A, make sure that A:\ appears
in the entry box, and then click OK.
Files are copied.
If this is the first time that networking is being
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installed on your PC, a message is displayed
indicating that you must provide computer and
workgroup names that will identify this computer on
the network. Click OK to display the Network
Identification tab, and go to step 3.
If networking has already been installed on your PC,
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you are prompted for the Windows 95 media. Go to
step 4.
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If the Update Device Driver Wizard starts:
a Insert EtherDisk 1 in drive A, and then click Next.
Windows finds the driver and asks if you want to use
this driver.
b Click Finish.
You are prompted for EtherDisk 1.
c Click OK.
d Make sure that A:\ appears in the entry box, and then
click OK.
Files are copied.
Installing Network Drivers
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If this is the first time that networking is being
installed on your PC, a message is displayed
indicating that you must provide computer and
workgroup names that will identify this computer on
the network. Click OK to display the Network
Identification tab, and go to step 3.
If networking has already been installed on your PC,
you are prompted for the Windows 95 media. Go to
step 4.
3 With the Network Identification tab displayed, enter
the following information, and then click Close.
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Computer Name—Identifies the PC on the network
for other users. This entry must be a unique name of 15
characters or fewer, containing no spaces.
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Workgroup—Identifies the group (for example, your
department name) to which your PC belongs. If your
computer will be connected to a peer-to-peer network,
this entry must be exactly the same for all the PCs in
your network.
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Computer Description—Displays additional details to
other users on the network about this PC. For example,
you could specify that the PC is connected to a printer.
Filling in this field is optional.
4 Remove EtherDisk 1 from drive A, insert the
Windows 95 diskette in drive A, enter the path to
drive A, and then click OK.
Alternatively, if the Windows 95 files reside on the
computer hard drive, click OK. Enter the path to the
directory containing these files in the Copy files from entry
box, and then click OK.
Files are copied. The Systems Settings Change screen
appears. You are prompted to restart your computer.
5 Click Yes to restart the computer.
You must restart your computer to complete the
installation.
6 If the Enter Network Password screen appears:
a Enter your user name.
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b Enter a password. Click OK.
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If this is the first time that networking is being installed
on your PC, the Set Windows Password dialog box
appears and a message is displayed indicating that you
must confirm your just-entered new password. Enter
the new password a second time in the Confirm new
password field. Click OK.
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If networking has already been installed on your PC,
you are not prompted to confirm your password.
The installation is complete. Go to Verifying Successful
Installation on page 13 to confirm that the NIC is properly
installed.
After Windows restarts, double-click the Network icon in
the Windows Control Panel, and make sure that the
settings are properly configured for your network
environment. Contact your system administrator for
assistance.
Windows NT 4.0
If you encounter problems during the installation, see the
WINNT.TXT file located in the HELP directory on EtherDisk 2
for troubleshooting tips.
To install the NIC driver and software in a PC running
Windows NT 4.0:
1 Make sure that the NIC is installed in your PC and
connected to the network.
2 Turn the PC power on.
3 Double-click the My Computer icon, then the Control
Panel icon, and then the Network Icon.
The Network screen appears.
4 Select the Adapters tab.
If networking has not been previously installed on your PC
before, Windows asks if you want to install networking.
Click Yes. See the WINNT.TXT file in the HELP directory on
EtherDisk 2 or your Windows NT documentation for more
information.
5 Click Add.
Verifying Successful Installation
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The Select Network Adapter dialog box appears.
6 Click Have Disk.
The Insert Disk dialog box appears.
7 Insert EtherDisk 1 in drive A, make sure that A:\
appears in the entry box, and then click OK.
The Select OEM Option dialog box appears.
8 Make sure that the 3Com NIC is selected (3Com
EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI NIC with 3XP Processor),
and then click OK.
Files are copied. The Adapters tab of the Network screen
appears. The name of the installed NIC appears in the list of
network adapters.
9 Click Close.
If the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties screen appears, enter the
requested information for your network environment.
Refer to your system administrator or the Windows NT
documentation for assistance.
10 Restart your PC.
Go to “Verifying Successful Installation” to confirm that
the NIC is properly installed.
Verifying Successful Installation
This section describes how to verify that the NIC hardware
and software are properly installed on your PC. Follow the
instructions appropriate for your operating system.
Windows 2000
To verify successful NIC installation in a PC running
Windows 2000:
1 Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click
Properties.
2 Select the Hardware tab, and then click Device
Manager in the middle panel.
3 Click the + symbol next to Network Adapters in
the list.
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The absence of a red X or a yellow exclamation point (!)
next to the name of the NIC confirms successful installation
and correct operation.
Windows 98/95
To verify successful NIC installation in a PC running
Windows 98 or Windows 95:
1 Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click
Properties.
The System Properties screen appears.
2 Select the Device Manager tab.
3 Double-click Network adapters and make sure that
the name of the NIC appears: 3Com EtherLink 10/100
Mbps PCI NIC with 3XP Processor.
The absence of a red X or a yellow exclamation point (!)
next to the name of the NIC name confirms successful
installation and correct operation.
Windows NT 4.0
To verify successful NIC installation in a PC running
Windows NT 4.0:
1 In the Windows task bar, click Start, Programs,
Administrative Tools, and then Windows NT
Diagnostics.
The Windows NT Diagnostics screen appears.
2 Select the Resources tab.
If EL99x appears in the displayed list in the Device column,
the driver is successfully installed and operating correctly.
3 Click OK to exit.