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SKFPWIN.TXT

Readme File for SKFPWIN.SYS

	SK-NET FDDI PCI NDIS4+NDIS5 Miniport Driver v5.01 (980529)

May 29, 1998



This file contains
(1) Overview
(2) Required Files
(3) Installation Instructions
(4) Updating the Driver
(5) Driver Options
(6) Troubleshooting
(7) History

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(1) OVERVIEW
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SKFPWIN.SYS is the NDIS4+NDIS5 32-bit Miniport driver for the
SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter family.

This README file explains how to install the Miniport driver on a machine
running Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) or Windows 98.

**************************************************************************
  IMPORTANT NOTE

  The SKFPWIN NDIS4+NDIS5 Miniport driver cannot be used with the
  original release of Windows 95 (released August 1995). You must use the
  OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2) of Windows 95 or Windows 98 if you want to
  install this driver.
**************************************************************************

Throughout this document, the term "Windows 9x" will be used for both
"Windows 95 OSR2" and "Windows 98".
***


(2) REQUIRED FILES
==================

To install the driver, you need the following files:

	SKFPWIN.SYS	SK-NET FDDI PCI NDIS4+NDIS5 Miniport driver
	NETSK_FP.INF	installation setup script
***


(3) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Read the installation instructions in the adapter manual carefully.
Follow these instructions to install the adapter in your computer.

**************************************************************************
  IMPORTANT NOTE

  Do *not* try to install a driver for a PCI adapter using the

	CONTROL PANEL / NETWORK / CONFIGURATION / ADD / ADAPTER

  facility of Windows 9x. Windows 9x will always detect new PCI hardware
  during the boot process. You will be asked for a respective driver
  diskette if the system does not find the respective installation .INF
  file in its system directories.

  If you install Windows 9x with an already inserted SK-NET FDDI PCI
  adapter, then Windows 9x may identify the adapter as an "Unknown
  Device".

  In this case, remove this "Unknown Device" after you have completed the
  installation of Windows 9x:

	Click CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / DEVICE MANAGER

  In the DEVICE MANAGER window click VIEW DEVICES BY TYPE and examine the
  list of devices under COMPUTER. The "Unknown Device" is listed under
  OTHER DEVICES. Click OTHER DEVICES and you will see "PCI FDDI
  Controller". Click "PCI FDDI Controller" and then click REMOVE.

  Reboot Windows 9x and follow the installation instructions below.
**************************************************************************

With PCI adapters, due to the plug & play facility of PCI, the Windows 9x
system is able to find, identify, and configure an adapter automatically.

Follow these steps:

Step 1:	Install the SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter in your computer and start
	Windows 9x.

Step 2:	Windows 9x will detect the SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter during boot
	operation.

Step 3:	Insert your driver diskette into the diskette drive (e.g. A:) and
	follow the instructions given by Windows 9x to install the driver.

	If Windows 9x asks for a path, enter the path to the required
	files, e.g.

		A:\WINDOWS\WIN95.OSR

Step 4:	To configure any driver options for your SK-NET FDDI PCI
	adapter, follow the instructions in the section "Driver Options"
	in this readme file.
***


(4) UPDATING THE DRIVER
=======================

If you want to update an already installed driver for your SK-NET FDDI PCI
adapter, follow these steps:

Step 1:	Open CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM and click DEVICE MANAGER / NETWORK
	ADAPTERS / SK-NET FDDI PCI ADAPTER / PROPERTIES / DRIVER.

Step 2:	Press the UPDATE DRIVER button and answer "No, select driver from
	list" when prompted "Do you want Windows to search for the
	driver".

Step 3:	Click HAVE DISK.

Step 4: Insert your driver diskette into a floppy disk drive (e.g. A:)
	and enter the path to the required files, e.g.

		A:\WINDOWS\WIN95.OSR

	Then click OK.

Step 5:	Select the SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter and press OK.

Step 6:	After Windows 9x has copied the driver files, reboot the machine.
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(5) DRIVER OPTIONS
==================

The SKFPWIN.SYS driver allows you to modify several options in order
to optimize the operation of your SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter. The driver
options can be set as follows:

Step 1:	Start NETWORK from the CONTROL PANEL, choose CONFIGURATION, select
	the SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter and click PROPERTIES / ADVANCED.

Step 2:	In the "Property" box, select the option that you want to change
	and enter the desired value in the "Value" box.

Step 3:	Press OK when finished.

Step 4:	Reboot the machine.

**************************************************************************
  IMPORTANT NOTE

  The machine must be rebooted before any changed options can take effect.
**************************************************************************

The SKFPWIN.SYS driver provides full SMT (FDDI Station Management) support
by a complete range of SMT parameter options. These parameters offer
enhanced SMT features such as Synchronous Bandwidth Allocation (SBA) and
End Station Support (ESS). For details on these parameters, refer to the
SMTDOCU.TXT documentation file on the installation diskette.

All other parameters supported by the driver are described below.

MAXFRAMESIZE

Default value:	MEDIA TYPE set to 1: 1514 (decimal)
		MEDIA TYPE set to 3: 4491 (decimal)
Valid range:	MEDIA TYPE set to 1: 12..1514 (decimal)
		MEDIA TYPE set to 3: 13..4491 (decimal)
See also:	MEDIA TYPE

This parameter specifies the maximum frame size in bytes that the driver
will support. The performance of your FDDI network usually increases when
a large packet size is used.

Note that when Ethernet emulation is turned off (see below), i.e. the MEDIA
TYPE parameter is set to 3, the MAXFRAMESIZE parameter should be set to
the maximum FDDI frame size, which is 4491 bytes.

MEDIA TYPE

Default value:	1
Valid range:	1 = Ethernet emulation turned ON
		3 = Ethernet emulation turned OFF
See also:	MAXFRAMESIZE

This parameter allows you to enable a special feature of the SKFPWIN
driver. When this feature is turned on, the driver emulates an Ethernet
network driver for the protocols bound to it. In other words, with the
Ethernet emulation turned on, any protocol drivers bound to the SKFPWIN
driver such as NetBEUI, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, etc. will think that the network
below the SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter is an Ethernet network rather than
an FDDI network.

**************************************************************************
  IMPORTANT NOTE

  The default setting for this parameter is 1, thus enabling Ethernet
  emulation. This is the required setting since most protocol drivers that
  ship with Windows 9x such as NetBEUI and IPX/SPX do not directly support
  FDDI.

  Note, however, that the TCP/IP protocol that ships with Windows 9x and
  the IPX/SPX protocol that ships with the CLIENT32 available from Novell
  Inc. do support FDDI. So, if you are using only one or even both of the
  latter protocols, i.e. not NetBEUI and not IPX/SPX that ships with
  Windows 9x, then you can disable Ethernet emulation by setting the MEDIA
  TYPE to 3. Having done this, please also set the MAXFRAMESIZE parameter
  to 4491.
**************************************************************************

PCI FIX

Default value:	0
Valid range:	0..FFFFFFFF (hexadecimal)

This parameter is reserved for fixing configuration problems between the
PCI BIOS and the adapter. For the current release of the driver, there are
no known configuration problems. Therefore, this parameter is not yet in
use.

Contact SysKonnect support for further information (or refer to the
SUPPORT.INF file on the Installation Diskette).

NETWORK ADDRESS

Default value:	burned-in adapter address
Valid range:	0y-00-00-00-00-01 to Fy-FF-FF-FF-FF-FE (hexadecimal), where
		at least the bit 2h (i.e. bit #1) in the 'y' nibble must be
		set

To use a network address other than the one burned into the adapter card,
enter the network address in hexadecimal, in the following format:

	XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (e.g. 02-00-5A-12-34-56).

If you leave the NETWORK ADDRESS blank (or specify a different number of
digits), the network address burned into the adapter card will be used.
If you do not know the network address, ask your network administrator.
***


(6) TROUBLESHOOTING
===================

If you should encounter any problems with your SK-NET FDDI PCI adapter,
please re-read carefully the instructions above and the documentation
supplied with the operating system.

If you do not find a solution, please send us a description of the
problems you have.

Contact SysKonnect support for further information (or refer to the
SUPPORT.INF file on the Installation Diskette).
***


(7) HISTORY
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v5.00
  - First release of NDIS4+NDIS5 Miniport driver.
v4.00
  - First release of NDIS4 Miniport driver.

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