Networking Connectivity
Xircom® 10/100 Network+Modem 56 PC Card Adapter (XEM5600)
Removal and reinstallation instructions for Windows* 95, 98, 98 SE, and Me

Xircom Drivers

The Xircom drivers are located on the Xircom Driver CD that comes with the Xircom card. However, drivers are updated from time to time to resolve issues and provide enhancements. We recommend that you download the latest driver set from our Web site and use that to install your Xircom card. The latest Xircom Driver set is available here.

The instructions in this document request that you point to the Xircom CD for the Xircom drivers. In order to use the downloaded driver files, point to the extracted Xircom files instead of the Xircom CD.

Removal Procedures

This section is designed to assist with the complete removal of the Xircom® 10/100 Network PC Card Adapter, its associated files and subsequent registry entries caused by the installation.
  1. Start the computer WITH the XE2000 present.
  2. Open Device Manager . 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.
    • Click the plus sign (+) next to MultiFunction Adapter.
    • Remove any Xircom devices listed in this section.
    • Repeat this procedure for the Other Devices section, removing any listed Xircom devices.
    • Close the System Properties box.
  3. In Control Panel, double click the Modems icon. Remove all references to the XE2000 by selecting each entry and clicking Remove. Also, remove Standard PCMCIA Modem if listed.
  4. In the Control Panel, double click the Network icon. Remove all references to the XE2000 by selecting each entry and clicking Remove. When finished click OK. Choose No when prompted to restart the computer.
  5. Open Windows Explorer by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Explore. In Windows Explorer, locate and delete the following files:
    --C:\WINDOWS\INF\OTHER\*.INF (only files pertaining to Xircom)

    Note The WINDOWS\INF directory is hidden by default. To view this directory open Windows Explorer, select View from the Toolbar, choose Options from the menu and select Show all files. Click Apply then OK to return to 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.
  6. Start the Registry Editor:
    • Click Start, select Run, and type in REGEDIT.
    • Click OK
    • Remove the following keys from the registry:
    • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\InstalledFiles\NETCE3.INF
    • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\InstalledFiles\CE3.SYS
    • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\InstalledFiles\NETCE3N4.SYS
    • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\InstalledFiles\NETCE3N5.SYS
  7. Open the Registry key:
    --HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Net. There may be several numeric subfolders, ie: 0000, 0001, 0002, etc, etc. REMOVE ONLY THOSE KEYS THAT REFERENCE THE XE2000. On the right side of the screen you will see a "NAME"column and a "DATA" column. Under the Name column there will be text that reads "DriverDesc" if the corresponding Data column reads "XIRCOM-10/100_NETWORK_PC_CARD" delete that line. Repeat this procedure for all other numeric subfolders underHKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Net. Close the registry editor.
  8. Shut down the computer and remove the Xircom card.
  9. Open the Control Panel and double click the PC Card (PCMCIA) icon.
    • 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.
    • If the PC Card Properties appears and indicates Empty - Socket 1 and Empty - Socket 2, then PCMCIA support has already been installed.
    • Continue to Section 3 - XE2000 Card Installation.

This section will assist with the installation of the Xircom XE2000 Adapter. It is divided into two subsections.

Pre-Installation Instructions
The following steps should be performed prior to inserting the XE2000 into the computer's PC Card slot.

Check for Real Mode Memory Managers.
  1. Open the System Editor (Start, Run, type SYSEDIT, and click OK).
  2. Select the CONFIG.SYS file either by clicking on the CONFIG.SYS title bar or by selecting Window (on Toolbar) and then selecting CONFIG.SYS from the displayed list.
  3. Select Search from the Toolbar, click Find and type EMM386 in the dialog box, click Find Now. If found, change the EMM386 line to read as follows:


  4. Select the SYSTEM.INI file either by clicking on the SYSTEM.INI Title Bar or by selecting Window from the Toolbar and selecting SYSTEM.INI from the displayed list.
  5. Select Search from the Toolbar, click Find and type EMMEXECLUDE in the dialog box and click Find Now. If found modify the line to read as follows:


    On computers employing CardBus controllers this line should read:


    Only one EMMEXCLUDE statement should be present. If there are additional statements of this type present they should be commented (placing a semicolon at the beginning of the line) or deleted. If the EMMEXCLUDE line is not present then add the above line to the [386Enh] section as follows:


    --EMMEXCLUDE=C000-CFFF (use C000-CBFF on CardBus computers)
  6. Save all files and exit the System Editor.
  7. Shut down the computer.
Installation Instructions
All necessary Xircom files are located on the root of the Xircom CD that came with the product. The Windows source files, which are required during the installation, are typically located on the local hard drive in the C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS directory. These files can also be found in the WIN9x directory on the Windows CD-ROM.
  1. Start the computer WITHOUT the XE2000 adapter inserted. Allow Windows* boot fully.
  2. Place the Xircom CD into the CD-ROM drive or be sure that you know the full path to the directory where the XE2000 driver files are located on the hard drive.
  3. Insert the XE2000 into the computer's PC Card slot. Windows will automatically detect the presence of the card and indicate that it has found new hardware by displaying a dialog box like "Update Device Driver Wizard ". Prior to displaying the dialog box, Windows may indicate that it is building a driver information database. If this process occurs, allow it to complete.
  4. The text in the dialog box should read "This wizard will complete the installation of: Xircom PC Card XE2000".
  5. Windows will search the floppy drive for the card's driver. If the XE2000 installation files are located in a directory on the hard drive, select the Other Location button and supply the path to this directory.
  6. At any point during the process Windows may request additional files. If this occurs enter the path to the Windows source files. All files required for this installation reside in either the C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS directory, the Windows CD, or on the Xircom XE2000 CD.
  7. When the installation process has completed go to the Windows 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 XE2000 card entry should be listed as follows:

    --Network adapters
    --Xircom 10/100 Network PC Card
  8. Execute SETUP.EXE on the Xircom CD to install the Xircom Utilities.

    At the completion of the adapter installation, open the Control Panel and then double-click the Network icon. Review the clients, protocols and services displayed in the Network Properties box for applicability to your network. Adjust them as necessary per instructions from your Network Administrator.

This applies to:

Xircom® 10/100 Network PC Card Adapter (XE2000)

Solution ID: CS-009394
Last Modified: 10-Aug-2011
Date Created: 12-Feb-2004
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