TITLE: 3Com 10/100 Ethernet Controller Drivers for All Operating Systems VERSION: 5.44 Rev. B DESCRIPTION: The EtherDisk drivers support 3Com 10/100 Ethernet Controller Drivers for All OS's These drivers are PC99 compliant. The use of appropriate Management Console Software is also required on the target servers. HOW TO USE: 1. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number above. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. 3. After the files have been unpacked, you may delete the self-extracting file downloaded in step 1. 4. For installation instructions, please refer to the Index.htm file within the Info folder. Procedures for Updating the Driver and Diagnostic Program 1. Click Start. 2. In the start menu, click Run... 3. On the Run window, click Browse... 4. Find and click on the program Update.exe that came with this readme file 5. In the Browse window, click OK. 6. In the Run window, click OK. 7. On the 3Com NIC Driver Update Kit Windows, click Update Network Software. 8. Click OK when the update program finishes updating the network software. 9. Reboot your computer. This step is not necessary for Windows 2000 or XP, unless there are more NICs to be inserted into the system. Installing the 3Com NIC Diagnostic Program in addition to updating the NIC drivers On top of updating the NIC driver the 3Com NIC Driver Update Kit can be used to install the 3Com NIC Diagnostic program. By using the command line parameter /diag the diagnostic program will be installed while your NIC driver is updated. If you have already updated your driver and decide later to install the 3Com NIC Diagnostic program, you can run the update program again, with the /diag parameter. Update.exe /diag Installing the 3Com NIC Diagnostic Program by itself (no driver updates) The 3Com NIC Driver Update Kit can be used to install just the 3Com NIC Diagnostic program. This can be achieved by using the command line parameter /diagonly. Update.exe /diagonly This will NOT update the NIC drivers installed on your machine PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP23829 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: September 29, 2003 CATEGORY: Driver - Network SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP d325 microtower: All Models HP d325 slim tower: All Models Compaq Evo D500 Desktop: All Models Compaq Evo D300s Desktop: All Models Compaq Evo D300 Desktop: All Models Compaq Evo D500 Convertible Minitower: All Models Compaq Evo D300s Convertible Minitower: All Models Compaq Evo D300 Convertible Minitower: All Models Compaq Evo D500 Small Form Factor: All Models Compaq Evo D300 Small Form Factor: All Models Compaq Evo D300s Small Form Factor: All Models DEVICES SUPPORTED: 3C90x Fast EtherLink XL/EtherLink XL PCI Bus Master NIC Family 3Com 10/100 Ethernet Controller 3COM 10/100 WOL PCI OPERATING SYSTEM(S): OS Independent LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: N/A FIXES: The 3Com NIC Driver Update Kit in Unattended Mode ================================================= The 3Com NIC Driver Update Kit has two command line parameters that allow it to be used for unattended upgrades or to be used in software management applications to push the upgrade to the end-stations. The first option, /unattended, suppresses all dialog boxes so no user interaction is needed to perform the upgrade. The second, /preload, should only be used if the Driver Update Kit is called during the installation of the Operating System, or OS, and delays the installation of the 3Com Diagnostic Communication Protocol until the OS has finished its installation. Since running the Driver Update Kit during the OS install requires special software from Microsoft, like the OPK, if you are unsure on whether to call the /preload parameter we suggest you attempt the OS install without this parameter first and only if this does not work should you use the /preload parameter. Update.exe /unattended [/preload] [/diag] PREREQUISITES: N/A HOW TO USE: 1. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive. The file that is downloaded is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number above. 2. From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Copyright 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.