Product Discontinuation Statement
Removing Adapter Software from Windows* 95/98
Intel has developed a program that will remove this Intel® PRO/100 Mobile adapter driver and all associated information files and Registry entries from the Windows* 95/98 environment. This procedure may be necessary to prepare for driver upgrades or to remove a corrupted or failed installation. Download the REMOVE.EXE file archive.
Does the Intel® Mobile adapter support BNC or 10Base2 topology?
None of the Intel® PRO/100 mobile adapters support BNC connections.
Promiscuous Driver Support/Error Capturing
The NDIS 3 miniport drivers for the mobile adapters support promiscuous mode to the extent allowed by the NDIS 3 specification. Generally, there shouldn't be a problem using the NDIS 3 drivers in promiscuous mode, however the NDIS 3 specification doesn't specify bad packet error capturing. Novell cannot guarantee successful operation under LANalyzer* for Windows* since NDIS drivers are not certified by Novell. The PC Card miniport driver has been used with success. It is recommended that users update the VMLID.NLM to the 2/26/96 version, available on the LANalyzer for Windows* 2.2, Diskette 3.
If using the PC Card with Novell's LANalyzer 2.1 at 10 Mbps, add the keywords; LINESPEED 10, NOEARLYRX and NOEARLYTX to the NET.CFG.
All Mobile adapter 16-bit DOS ODI drivers are certified by Novell* for promiscuous and multicast modes. Intel has a 32-bit ODI driver and Client 32 installation files for the CardBus adapter. This driver does provide error capturing, although there is one limitation in it's support. Fragment errors are captured, but they are classified, counted and reported as undersized errors. Therefore, the total count for undersized errors includes the total of undersized and fragment errors.
||Bad packet error capturing is not a test required for Novell certification. If drivers are written to the ODI specification, they should be supported.|
Does Intel make a point enabler DOS driver?
A point enabler is software designed to work with a specific PCMCIA device, and does not use card and socket services. All the drivers that ship with this Intel Mobile adapter include a point enabler.
Windows* 95 OSR2: updating old VxD files
On some machines, the program will detect that particular VxD files from Microsoft* may be out of date. If this happens, the user will be informed that it might help to obtain more recent versions of these files. The specific files are:
Check with your computer manufacturer to see if they have any of these updates for your computer model.
||DO NOT update these files unless you are experiencing problems with the adapter, and you have reviewed the troubleshooting information in the PRO/100 adapter manual.|
Network connection lost after a suspended/resume event
Windows* 95 may fail to reinitialize the PRO/100 driver when Windows* 95 comes out of Suspend/Resume. To make the driver reload in this situation, click on the PC Card (PCMCIA icon) in Control Panel, highlight the adapter and click on Stop. Next, eject the PRO/100 adapter and then re-insert it. The PRO/100 adapter will now load.
Mobile Adapter Cables
Replacement cables are no longer available.
This applies to: