Title: DFlex Installation under Win2000
Keywords: DFlex, Installation, Windows, Win2000, 2000
Date: July 26, 2000
The following instructions outline how to install the DFlex card under Windows 2000.
- If the INF files are on disk, insert the disk into the desired drive.
- From the CONTROL PANEL, select the ADD NEW HARDWARE icon and hit NEXT.
- Select ADD/TROUBLESHOOT A DEVICE and click NEXT
- Select ADD A NEW DEVICE and click NEXT
- When the program asks DO YOU WANT WINDOWS TO SEARCH FOR NEW HARDWARE? Select NO and hit NEXT.
- You will be presented with a list of devices that can be installed. Pick MULTI-PORT SERIAL ADAPTERS from the list and hit NEXT.
- A list of supported manufacturers and models will be listed. Hit the HAVE DISK button.
- Select the directory or drive that the drivers are contained on and hit OK.
- Select the appropriate DFlex board from the model type and hit NEXT.
- A range of IO port settings and an IRQ will display. In most cases the settings displayed are the best settings to use. Make sure these settings match the ones used by your DFlex adapter (IO base port of 280 and IRQ 10 are the defaults). You can change the I/O address by changing the BASIC CONFIGURATION in the SETTING BASED ON box. To change the IRQ, scroll down in the RESOURCE SETTINGS. Double click on IRQ and select the one that matches the hardware settings and click OK
- Click OK and then NEXT
- Hit FINISH and it will install the new serial driver. The system will ask if you want to shut down the computer. Hit NO until all ports are installed. If the settings, the computer chose for the board, were incorrect and go to the DEVICE MANAGER to change them.
- Restart the computer
- After the computer has restarted it will install each of the DFlex ports into the PORTS section of the DEVICE MANAGER. Follow the directions listed under the UART/FIFO Configuration section in order to set the DFlex’s UART type and FIFO levels.
Note: It is often necessary to go into the CMOS setup (BIOS) and ensure that the IRQ used by the DFlex is available to Non-PnP ISA devices. Look in the CMOS setup for PnP or ISA setup options.
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