Category: Network and modems
Manufacturer: Farallon Communications/Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 211.0 KB
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.1 / August 10 2001
Farallon NetLINE 10/100 PCI P993 is designed for ADSL Ethernet modem as well as cable modem users who want to share their connection across networks. The Farallon NetLINE 10/100 PCI P993 is the end product of the rebranding of the Realtek 8139 network chip. The Windows XP driver for Farallon NetLINE 10/100 PCI P993 is pre installed on Windows XP. Accordingly, Windows XP users do not need to make any Farallon NetLINE 10/100 PCI P993 driver downloads as it has already been built in. Installing the driver is easy even for first time users. The first step involves downloading and saving the Farallon NetLINE 10/100 PCI P993 driver files on a temporary folder on the computer. Subsequently, the user should install the card and restart the computer. Once Windows Plug and Play has located the PCI card, it will then open the New Hardware Wizard.
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
The New Hardware Wizard on the computer will recognize the PCI card as an Ethernet PCI Controller. At this point the user will be required to change the cards name to Realtek 8139 PCI card. The users should then install the driver as prompted and click on the Next button. The user is then presented with two options; either for the computer to conduct an automatic search or for the user to select a specific driver location. Browsing to c:/993/ and selecting NETRTSS.INF will prompt windows to read the NETRTSS.INF files and establish the name of the adapter plus the location of the driver file. Using the Windows 98 CD .dlls files are installed so as to enable the functionality of the TCP/IP protocol. A prompt indicating the completion of the software installation appears on the screen. The user should then click on Finish and restart the computer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Farallon NetLINE 10/100 PCI P993 errors before installing any driver updates.