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Readme File for SKFPDIAG.EXE v5.01
SK-NET FDDI PCI Hardware Diagnostics for Intel

December 28, 1999

This file contains

(1) Overview

This README explains how to use the program SKFPDIAG.EXE to test your
network adapter or to maintain the Flash PROM contents of the adapter.

Chapter 2 contains a list of all network adapters that are supported by this

Chapter 3 describes the command line options that can be used when starting
the Diagnostic program.

Chapter 4 explains how to use the Diagnostic program to test your network

(2) Supported Adapters

The program SKFPDIAG.EXE supports the following network adapters:

	*) SK-NET FDDI PCI Adapters
	*) SK-NET FDDI PCI64 Adapters
	*) Compaq Netelligent 100 FDDI Adapters

(3) Command Line Options

The following optional parameters are supported by SKFPDIAG.EXE.

A list of all available driver options can be obtained by typing the



	-b  <bus>       PCI Bus number.
	-d  <dev>       PCI Device number of the network adapter.
	-s  <slot>      Slot number (i.e. the PCI device index!).


	-t <seconds>	Set Time Limit (in seconds).
	-l              List all supported adapters installed.
	-a              Advanced mode of operation. Please use this option
			only if instructed by service personal!
	-o <file>	Output file. This option generates an output file.
	-c <file>	Script file. Please use this option only if in-
			structed by service personal!
	-p <file>	Parameter file. Please use this option only if
			instructed by service personal!

(4) How to use the Diagnostics Program

In order to test your adapter please follow the steps below:

Step 1.
Start the DOS-based utility program SKFPDIAG.EXE using any of the
available options to specify the network adapter correctly.
NOTE:	The options '-b', '-d', and '-s' may be combined as required in
	order to specify the exact network adapter which is to be tested.
	All specified options are checked against the network adapter
	list. If no match is found or more than one match then a list of
	all SK-NET FDDI PCI adapters installed is displayed. You can
	also force a list of all SK-NET FDDI PCI adapters installed
	by using the '-l' option.

Step 2.
Select the action you wish to carry out.
If the network adapter is to be tested, two options are available:
"Diag. with Loopback"
	is recommended and requires that the wrap plug(s), if available,
	be installed prior to running this test.
	Select if no wrap plug is available.

Step 3.
If you intend to maintain your Flash PROM contents, select the menu item
"Flash PROM ..." and a new menu will appear. You now have the choice of
saving your Flash PROM contents to a file ("Save Flash PROM to File"),
writing a file into the Flash PROM ("Load Flash PROM from File"), or
erasing your Flash PROM contents ("Clear Flash PROM").

Step 4.
If an SK-NET FDDI PCI64 Adapter is installed the "VPD Data ..." item is
displayed. If selected, the VPD menu appears and you have the choice of
displaying the adapter's VPD data ("Display VPD Data") or clearing error
log entries ("Clear Error Logs").

NOTE:	When running the adapter tests, it is absolutely necessary that
	the Diagnostic Program has exclusive use of that network adapter.
	All drivers running on the adapter will be stopped!

(5) History


New features:
- Added support for Flash PROM type AM29F010B.
Known limitations:
- None


New features:
- The Diagnostics tool supports SK-NET FDDI PCI64 Adapters.
- VPD Support is added.
Known limitations:
- None
***End of Readme File***