Note: The changes below affect all subsequent installations of Windowsfor Workgroups that have the specified network card. Be sure to make abackup of the NETWORK.INF file before you make any changes to it.
- Open the NETWORK.INF file in a ASCII text editor, such as Microsoft Windows Notepad.
- Locate the [netcard_protocol] section for your network card. These sections generally have the following form:
[netcardname_nif] or [netcardname_xif] where "netcardname" is a unique identifier for your network card.
- Once you locate the [netcard_protocol] section for your card, find the following two lines:
where "type" is the parameter type, "range" is the range of values for the parameter, and "default" is the default value or the parameter.
Note: Some fields may be missing in the actual statements. The following is an example:
irq=IRQ,,text,"3,4,5,9",3 The following table describes the common type, range, and default values:
Type Range Default Definition ------------------------------------------------------------------- Static Default N/A The value cannot be changed Text "Value, value,..." Yes List of text values Int "First, last, step" Yes Integer range Hex "First, last, step" Yes Integer range in hexadecimal
- The values for the I/O address or the IRQ can then be modified by changing the values inside a text list or the first, last, or step values of an integer or hexadecimal range. For example
irq=IRQ,,text,"3,4,5,9",3 can be changed to include irq 7. io=IOADDRESS,,hex,"0x280,0x3f0,0x10","0x300" can be changed to include I/O address 200h by lowering the first value as follows:
io=IOADDRESS,,hex,"0x200,0x3f0,0x10","0x300" Note: The default value following the range MUST be a value in the range.
- Save the changes to the NETWORK.INF file. The Setup program then displays the setting that you added as a selection in the appropriate box.
For more information, refer to Chapters 5 and 6 of the "Windows forWorkgroups Resource Kit" manual.