Category: System and controllers
Manufacturer: Windows ME, NT, 98, 2000, XP and 2003
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 995.79 kb
Operating System: Windows ME, NT, 98, 2000, XP and 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: Not indicated / 1999
For maximum reliable functionality, the Compex RL 2000 PCI Fast Ethernet adapter must be installed in accordance to instructions offered by the manufacturer on the user's manual. Of essence especially is the fact that most systems will require one to install the relevant drivers for the Ethernet adapter to work. Normally, Compex Inc., which is the manufacturer company, will include the installation CD, together with the users guide in the product package. However, one may loose or damage the installation CD, therefore raising the need for alternative source of drivers. Such can be downloaded as a zipped folder directly from the Compex official website and saved on one's computer. It is also advisable for users to make backup files for the same. Overall, the installation process begins after the fast Ethernet adapter has been firmly fixed onto the computer's motherboard.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
After the installation process of the fast Ethernet Adapter is complete, one needs to restart the machine for it to start functioning. Some features that indicate that the adapter is functioning as it should include the lights that flick at the back of the Ethernet card. However, this will need the PC to be connected to a gateway. To check whether the fast Ethernet adapter is enabled, one should click on the control panel, then ‚Äònetwork and dial-up connections'. Between the router and the modem, the user should also take care to ensure that he or she is indeed using internet cables. This is because the cables can easily be confused with telephone cables thus causing the complex RL 2000 PCI fast Ethernet Adapter to malfunction. One way to detect wires to use, is by the size of the connectors. While the RJ-45 connectors fit well in the Ethernet connection port, the RJ-11, usually used in telephone wire will not fit as well. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Compatible PS/2 Port Mouse errors before installing any driver updates.