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  • Page 1 ® EPSON PCMCIA Software U s e r ’ s G u i d e Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post consumer content...
  • Page 2 IMPORTANT NOTICE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY Epson America makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, by or with respect to anything in this manual, and shall not be liable for any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or for any indirect, special, or consequential damages.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction How to Use This Manual ....2 Where Help CompuServe On-line Support..4 Chapter 1 Using CardWizard Using CardWizard .
  • Page 4 Index...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    ® Your EPSON PCMCIA software makes it easy to configure your computer for PC cards. The software is already installed on your EPSON computer, and offers Plug-and-Play support ® ® for both MS-DOS and Microsoft W i n d o w s environments.
  • Page 6: How To Use This Manual

    Please contact EPSON for this driver. How to Use This Manual You do not need to read everything in this book. Since EPSON has already pre-installed the PCMCIA software, you probably won’t need to change any settings. Just insert your PC card and you‘re ready to go.
  • Page 7: Where To Get Help

    Where to Get Help If you purchased your EPSON product in the United States or Canada, EPSON provides support and service through the EPSON Connection. In the United States and Canada, dial (800) 922-8911. Call the EPSON Connection for the following:...
  • Page 8: Compuserve On-line Support

    Epson America Forum on CompuServe. If you are already a CompuServe member, simply type GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Epson America Forum. 4 I n t r o d u c t i o n...
  • Page 9: Using Cardwizard

    Chapter 1 Using CardWizard Card Wizard is a user-friendly Windows interface for Card Soft that can automatically reconfigure resources for your PC cards. Specifically, CardWizard performs these tasks: Provides automatic detection and correction of PC card configuration problems Lets you set up your system to start a program automatically when you insert a card Displays detailed information about installed cards, including status, assigned system resources, vendor name,...
  • Page 10: Using Cardwizard

    Using CardWizard Every time you start Windows, it loads the CardWizard drivers. If a PC card is inserted, your computer beeps to notify you of the card status. If your system beeps twice, it recognizes the card you inserted and identifies the card on the icon. If your system beeps once and you see a message, CardWizard has not been able to recognize the card or the card is unconfigured;...
  • Page 11 After you start CardWizard, you see the introductory banner, and then the following Card Information window. From the Card Information window, you can use pull-down menus to correct system conflicts, view system resources, modify configuration settings, and customize CardWizard for your system, as described in the following sections.
  • Page 12: Solving Problems Using Autocorrect

    Solving Problems Using AutoCorrect When the PC card you insert results in a configuration conflict, you see the following notification screen: Follow these steps to use the Auto Correct feature. 1. Select OK. CardWizard displays a Card Information screen. A question mark (?) indicates a problem in a particular slot, and a warning message describes the problem, as shown below: Using CardWizad...
  • Page 13 2. Select Wizard on this screen to see more information about the problem, as shown below: 3. Select AutoCorrect to have CardWizard reassign resources to resolve the problem. CardWizard displays the message AUTO CORRECTION IN PROGRESS in the Wizard Information screen. After Card Wizard has resolved the problem, it m ay prompt you to restart Windows or reboot your system to initiate the changes.
  • Page 14: Modifying Resources Manually

    Modifying Resources Manually CardWizard allows you to manually correct resource conflicts using the Correct button on the Wizard Information screen. It also provides simple pull-down menus for changing system settings, such as launching an application when you insert an associated PC card. The following sections describe how to use these CardWizard features.
  • Page 15: Using The Correct Button For System Conflicts

    Using the Correct Button for System Conflicts After CardWizard analyzes a configuration problem, it displays the results in the Wizard Information screen. If you don ‘t want CardWizard to resolve the resource conflict for you, you can resolve it yourself by selecting Correct. CardWizard displays several resource values, such as a list of available COM ports, and highlights the preferred choice for the resource, as shown below:...
  • Page 16: Using Menus To Modify Resources

    Note When CardWizard cannot correct a conflict, it displays a recoin mend ation in the Wizard Information window. For example, if CardWizard found a DOS driver missing from the CONFIG.SYS file, it recommends that you add the driver to the CONFIG.SYS file. Using Menus to Modify Resources You can also view, reconfigure, or customize system resources (even when CardWizard does not detect a conflict) through the...
  • Page 17: View Menu

    View menu You can use the View menu to display how your PC card is configured, so that you can allocate resources from Windows and other applications to use the card. Select the View menu to open and view details about any of these CardWizard resources: Menu item Description...
  • Page 18 CardWizard. It does not allow you to change settings for those network cards that require their own Card Services client drivers, such as the EPSON EEN10B Ethernet card. Allows you to change the configuration ATA* settings for ATA cards.
  • Page 19: Options Menu

    Options menu Select the Options menu to change how CardWizard handles the following insertion and removal options for PC cards: Menu item or option Description Notify Changes the type and duration of the message you receive when you insert a PC card Modifies how CardWizard displays your PCMCIA PCMCIA Views slots on the Card Information screen...
  • Page 20 1-12 Using CardWizad...
  • Page 21: Chapter 2 Using Cardlife

    Chapter 2 Using CardLife CardLite is a subset of Card Soft that supports only the more popular fax/ modem, ATA, and LAN cards. CardLite leaves more memory available for Windows and other applications. If you are using a PC card other than a fax/ modem, ATA or LAN (network) card, or require the full support of Card Soft, see Chapter 3.
  • Page 22: Using The Configuration Utility

    Using the Configuration Utility The configuration utility allows you to modify the configuration of PC cards controlled by Card Lite. You can use the configuration utility to specify beep criteria for card insertion/ removal notification and to set the level of card support (basic or enhanced) based on the types of cards you will use in your computer.
  • Page 23: Starting The Configuration Utility

    Starting the Configuration Utility Follow these steps to start the configuration utility: 1. Log onto the directory containing your CardLite software. 2. Type CLCFG and press Enter. You see an introductory screen about the Card Lite Configuration Utility. 3. Press Enter to continue. You see the CardLite Configuration screen.
  • Page 24 Select the configuration (Modem or Network) you want to change. You see the configuration screen for the PC card type you‘ve selected. The options for each PC card configuration are described in the following tables. Note To make sure the COM, IRQ, and I/O address settings you select are available, see your computer’s Setup program and documentation.
  • Page 25: Changing The Card Insertion Parameters

    Network card configuration options Option Function Memory Address 1 * Identifies the memory address for the first PC card. Memory Address 2* Identifies the memory address for the second PC card. Base l/O Address* Identifies the address used by the PC LAN cards. IRQ Line* Sets the IRQ line used by the PC LAN cards.
  • Page 26: Changing The Level Of Card Support

    The following table describes the card insertion parameters. Card insertion parameters Function Option Beeps when a PC card is inserted Beep on Card Insertion Beep on Card Removal Beeps when a PC card is removed Beeps when a PC card is inserted Beep on Card Error and a configuration error occurs Beep in DOS...
  • Page 27 The following table describes the card support parameters Card support parameters Option Function CardLite Basic Provides PC fax/modem card support only Provides fax/modem, ATA, and CardLite Enhanced* LAN card support Supports ATA cards when Include support for ATA cards* is selected C a r d L i t e E n h a n c e d Activates the full range of PC card CardSoft - Full card support**...
  • Page 28: Using The Cardinfo Command

    Using the CARDINFO Command The CARDINFO command provides these functions: Identifies the types of PC cards inserted in the PCMCIA slots Identifies I/O ports, IRQs, and memory areas used by PC cards so that you can ensure that two components do not use the same resources Turns power to the PCMCIA slots on or off Displays manufacturer and product information about...
  • Page 29 You can also use the switches described in the following table to perform different functions. CARDINFO command switches Command switch Function cardinfo /c Provides the information you see when you type the command without switches; also shows software release information, the number of slots being managed, and vendor revision and copyright information.
  • Page 30: Commands In The Config.sysfile

    Commands in the CONFIG.SYS file CardLite may have added some of the following commands to your CONFIG.SYS file. If you modify this file yourself, make sure you save it and restart your computer. CONFIG.SYS commands Command Function devicehigh=c:\cardsoft\<socket Commands necessary for CardLite to support fax/modem services driver>* and application cards...
  • Page 31: Chapter 3 Using Cardsoft

    Chapter 3 Using CardSoft Card Soft contains utilities and commands to configure and manage PC cards in the MS-DOS environment. Note If you have a fax/ modem, ATA, or LAN (network) card, you can probably use CardLite to configure and manage your PC card.
  • Page 32: Using The Configuration Utility

    Using the Configuration Utility The configuration utility allows you to customize your system or reconfigure it when you have trouble using a PC card. You can use this utility to change the following configurations for your PC cards: IRQs and COM port assignment order for fax/ modem cards I/O port address, IRQ, and memory areas for network cards Addresses for ATA cards.
  • Page 33: Editing The Pc Card Configurations

    If you have an MS-DOS mouse driver installed, you can click on the menu option to display the corresponding pull-down menu. You can also press Alt together with the highlighted letter of the option you want to use. 5. To select a menu option, you can click on it, move the cursor to it and press Enter, or type the highlighted letter.
  • Page 34 Fax/modem card configuration options Option Function COM Port Order* Defines the order in which ports are selected for configuring modem or fax/modem cards. You may need to change the order for the COM ports if you need to reserve a particular port for another device (such as a mouse).
  • Page 35 Network card configuration options Option Function Identifies the base l/O address (in hexadecimal) Port* for the network card. Except in rare cases, this value should be between 100h and 3FFh. Identifies the IRQ for the network card. Can be IRQ* any value between 3 and 15 that is available on your computer.
  • Page 36: Changing The Card Insertion Parameters

    ATA * card configuration options Option Function Try Primary ATA Address** Configures ATA cards using the standard primary ATA addresses Try Secondary ATA Address Configures ATA cards using the standard secondary ATA addresses Try Any Linear ATA Address Configures ATA cards using the linear-address mode available on most cards * Includes both ATA flash cards and ATA rotating-media cards.
  • Page 37: Modifying The Resource Allocation

    The following table describes the card insertion parameters. Card insertion parameters Option Function Continue on configuration failure Continues searching card library records when the system cannot configure a card Beeps in the MS-DOS environment Beep on Card Events in DOS whenever you insert or remove a card or when there is a configuration conflict...
  • Page 38: Changing The Display For The Configuration Utility

    If you need to change the resources available to your system, follow these steps: 1. Move your cursor to the value you want to change in the fields along the bottom of the screen and select Edit. You see an Edit Options screen. 2.
  • Page 39: Using The Csalloc Command

    Using the CSALLOC Command CSALLOC is an MS-DOS program that scans the system each time you start it for available memory, I/O port, and IRQ resources. This ensures that Card Soft does not use resources that other system hardware or software may need to work properly.
  • Page 40: Using The Cardinfo Command

    When you type CSALLOC (without any switches) at the MS-DOS command line, the program scans your system’s resources and updates the CSALLOC.INI file. You can also use the switches described in the following table to perform different functions: CSALLOC command switches Command switch Function...
  • Page 41 Identifies the drive letter for ATA hard disk or ATA flash cards Displays the most recent error for an inserted card. You can run CARDINFO from the MS-DOS prompt or from the MS-DOS icon within Windows. Unless you add the directory containing Card Soft to the path command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, you need to change to your Card Soft directory to run the CARDINFO command.
  • Page 42 You can also use the switches described in the following table to perform different functions. CARDINFO command switches Command switch Function cardinfo /c Provides the information you see when you type the command without switches as well as the software release information, the number of slots being managed, and vendor revision and copyright information.
  • Page 43: Commands In The Config.sysfile

    Commands in the CONFIG.SYS file Card Soft may have added some of the following commands to your CONFIG.SYS file. If you modify this file yourself, make sure you save it and restart your computer. CONFIG.SYS commands Function Command Commands necessary for CardSoft devicehigh=c:\cardsoft\<socket to support fax/modem and services driver>*...
  • Page 44 Index CardLite continued memory restrictions, 2-1 Advanced Power Management on-line help utility, 2-2 driver, 3-13 utilities, 2-2—9 Applications, launching, 1-6, 1-11 CARDLITE.INI file, 2-2, 2-5—6 ATA disks Card Soft configurations, 2-3—7, 3-3, 3-6 card insertion parameters, 3-6—7 drive letter, 2-8, 3-11 card notification criteria, 3-6 drivers, 2-10, 3-13 CARDID.INI file, 3-2, 3-11...
  • Page 45 CSALLOC, 3-1—2, 3-4, 3-9—10 in CONFIG.SYS, 2-10, 3-13 Help CompuServe, Intro-4 for CARDINFO switches, 2-9, 3-12 CONFIG command, 3-2 from EPSON, Intro-3 CONFIG. SYS file, 1-2, 1-8, 2-2, on-line, 1-1, 1-8, 2-2 2-5—6, 2-10, 3-1, 3-13 Configuration conflict, 1-4—8, 2-6, 3-7 I / O utility, 2-2–9, 3-2—12...
  • Page 46 Network card, Intro-2, 1-10, 2-2—3, Resources 2-5, 3-2—3 management, 1-1, 2-1—9, 3-7–10 Notification criteria, card, 1-2, 1-11 modifying, 1-4–11, 2-2—7, 3-7—8 2-5—6, 3-6 shared, 3-10 Resume from suspend mode, 2-4, On-line help, CardWizard, 1-1, 1-8, Settings menu, 1-10 Options ATA configurations, 2-3—7, 2-7, Software applications, Intro-3, see 3-3, 3-6 also Launching applications...
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