First, check your version of Windows* Me. Right click on My Computer, then select Properties. If the version listed is not 4.90.3000 or above, then you are using a Beta version of Windows Me. Xircom does not support Beta versions. Please upgrade to a Released version of Windows Me.
Windows Me may require a BIOS upgrade. Before contacting us for support, we recommend that you contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a Windows Me-compatible BIOS.
-- Xircom Drivers
-- REM56G-100/CEM56-100 Card Removal Procedures
-- REM56G-100/CEM56-100 Card Installation
The drivers for most Xircom products are located on the Windows Me CD-ROM. However, if you have any trouble with that driver, it is recommended that you download the latest driver from Xircom's Web site and reinstall your Xircom product with that driver. If there is not a Windows Me driver listed on our Web site, use the Windows 98 driver. The latest driver set is available on our Support Web site.
REM56G-100/CEM56-100 Card Removal Procedures
This section is designed to assist with the complete removal of the REM56G-100/CEM56-100, its associated files and subsequent registry entries caused by the installation.
- Start the computer WITHOUT the REM56G-100/CEM56-100 present. If the computer is already running with the REM56G-100/CEM56-100 present, perform a complete shutdown and remove the card. Restart the computer and allow Windows Me to boot fully.
- Click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel. Double-click the System icon in Control Panel. In System Properties, select the Device Manager tab. Click the plus sign (+) next to MultiFunction Adapter, if listed. Remove any Xircom devices listed in this section. Repeat this procedure for the Other Devices section, if listed, removing any listed Xircom devices. Click OK to close the System Properties box.
- In Control Panel, double click the Modems icon. Remove all references to the REM56G-100/CEM56-100 by selecting each entry and clicking Remove. Also, remove Standard PCMCIA Modem if listed. Click Close.
- In the Control Panel, double click the Network icon. Remove all references to the REM56G-100/CEM56-100 by selecting each entry and clicking Remove. When you get a confirmation box, click OK to Remove the device. When finished, click OK to close the Network Box. Choose No when prompted to restart the computer.
- The WINDOWS/INF directory is hidden by default. Unhide this directory by opening Windows Explorer. This can be done by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Explore. Select Tools from the Toolbar, choose Folder Options, click View, and then select Show Hidden Files and Folders. Click Apply, then OK, to return to Explorer.
- In Windows Explorer, highlight C:/WINDOWS, and click the Search button. The 'Search for Files and Folders' box appears. Type in the file names below in the 'Search for Files or Folders Named:' box and click Find Now. Search for and delete the following files:
-- C:/WINDOWS/INF/OTHER/*.INF (only files pertaining to Xircom)
Close Windows Explorer.
Warning: The following procedure changes the system registry.
Incorrect changes to the registry can result in loss of data or
system operation. We strongly recommend making a copy
of your registry before proceeding. Please consult
your Microsoft documentation for detailed instructions for
creating a registry backup. In the following registry path descriptions, HKLM refers to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
- Start the Registry Editor:
- Click Start, select Run, and type in REGEDIT.
- Click OK
- Remove the following keys from the registry:
- Click on the plus sign beside the following key in the registry path:
- Under this key, one or more numerical keys (000x) will be displayed.
- Click on each of these and view the contents of the right pane of the editor to determine if the key in question is making reference to the REM56G-100/CEM56-100. If so, remove the key from the Registry.
- Perform this verification for each numerical key listed here. REMOVE ONLY THOSE KEYS THAT REFERENCE THE REM56G-100 or CEM56-100.
In a similar manner, perform the same operation for any numerical keys listed under:
- Slide up to the top of the Registry and click on My Computer to highlight it.
- Click Edit, click Find, and enter CEM56 in the 'Find What' box.
- Click 'Find Next'. Use the Delete Key to delete the first item that is located. Then press the F3 key to find the next one, and delete that item.
- When Windows Me says 'Finished searching through the registry', slide up to the top of the registry, select My Computer, and repeat the search again. Repeat this process until you can search the registry from beginning to end without finding CEM56.
- Close the Registry Editor.
- Shut down the computer and then restart it.
- Open the Control Panel and double click the PC Card (PCMCIA) icon.
(a) If the PCMCIA wizard appears, follow the prompts to install PCMCIA support for your computer. Accept the default values on each screen. Restart the computer.
(b) If the PC Card Properties appears and indicates Empty - Socket 1 and Empty - Socket 2, then PCMCIA support has already been installed.
(c) Continue to REM56G-100/CEM56-100 Card Installation.
REM56G-100/CEM56-100 Card Installation
This section will assist with the installation of the RealPort Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 (REM56G-100) and Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 (CEM56-100).
All necessary Xircom files are located in the directory where the downloaded file has been extracted, oron the Xircom Installation CD (see Section 1 above). The Windows Me source files, which are required during the installation, are typically located on the local hard drive in the C:/WINDOWS/OPTIONS/INSTALL directory. These files can also be found in the WIN9X directory on the Windows Me CD-ROM.
- Start the computer WITHOUT the REM56G-100/CEM56-100 card inserted. Allow Windows Me to boot fully.
- Place the Xircom CD into the CD-ROM drive or be sure that you know the full path to the directory where the REM56G-100/CEM56-100 driver files are located.
- Insert the REM56G-100/CEM56-100 into the computer's PC Card slot. Windows Me will automatically detect the presence of the card and display the 'Add New Hardware Wizard'. Prior to displaying the dialog box, Windows Me may indicate that it is building a driver information database. If this process occurs, allow it to complete.
- Select 'Specify the Location of the Driver' and click Next.
- Select 'Search for the Best Driver....', de-select 'Removable Media', and Select 'Specify a Location'.
- Click Browse. Select the directory containing the extracted Xircom files (or the Xircom CD - see Section 1), and click Next. Click Next again. Click the Finish button, when it appears.
Windows Me will display successive "New Hardware Found" messages for each side of the card (Modem child device and Network child device). At any point during the process, Windows Me may request additional files. If this occurs enter the path to the Windows Me source files. All Windows Me files required for this installation reside in either the C:/WINDOWS/OPTIONS/INSTALL directory, or on the Windows Me CD. If it can't find a particular file, Windows Me may be looking for a Xircom file. In this case, point to the Xircom files.
- When the installation process has completed, go to the Windows Me Device Manager to verify the installation. This can be reached by doing the following:
- Click Start, select Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click the System icon in Control Panel.
- In System Properties, select the Device Manager tab.
The Xircom REM56G-100/CEM56-100 entries should be listed as follows:
Modem of Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 100+Modem 56
Xircom Multifunction CreditCard Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 Parent
Network of Xircom CreditCard Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56
- Execute SETUP.EXEon the Xircom CD (or extracted files) to install the Xircom Utilites program group on the system. At the completion of the PC Card installation, open the Control Panel and then double-click the Network icon. Review the clients, protocols, and services displayed in the Network Properties window for applicability to your network, and adjust as necessary.
- Restart your computer to complete the installation.
This applies to: