09-23-2008 11:51 AM
09-25-2008 07:43 AM - last edited on 09-25-2008 07:50 AM by JOHNDOE_06
09-25-2008 05:52 PM
02-07-2009 12:35 PM
Wow what a process to register for these forums....
Anyway thought I would revive an old thread from another customer that purchased the PCM1000 adapter and was disappointed about the lack of VLAN support and also read about the lack of knowledge from Linksys technical support about his issue. I was determinted to get VLAN support for an adapter I paid good money for, and after some work I did!
802.1q VLAN tagging is actually in the driver supplied by Linksys, but the drivers have all support for 802.1q commented out/missing in the .inf file!
Extract the Linksys supplied drivers to a directory and go to the WINXP folder. In there you will find a file called NETRTOEM.inf Replace it with the new .inf file on the download link below. (I tried to post the code of the revised driver but it exceeds the 20,000 character limit of this forum). Reinstall the drivers (I had to remove all old drivers from my \WINDOWS folder for this to work). After the modded driver is installed you can open device manager and go to the 'Advanced' tab of the adapter and you can enable dot1q and define a vlan to tag.
I know there is other adapters that can do this without jumping through hoops, but I needed the adapter to work right away to gain access to one of my network devices.
**THIS FILE IS HOSTED ON A RAPIDSHARE ACCOUNT THAT ONLY ALLOWS 10 DOWNLOADS. IF ANYONE CAN MIRROR THE FILE IT WOULD BE GREAT. OR EVEN BETTER IF ANYONE FROM LINKSYS ACTUALLY READS THIS FORUM, FIX YOUR DRIVER!!!!**
03-30-2009 03:02 AM
I've just purchased some pcm1000 adapters, and as with other posters I was disappointed to find some VLAN features were missing - I hoped to be able to add a VLAN ID on outgoing streams.
Your post has given me hope, that this option can be added in software.
However, somewhere in the process you described, I must be doing something wrong.
Here's what I did:
1. I downloaded the modded version of netrtoem.inf
2. I found the driver rtlnicxp.sys in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers
3. I removed this (copying it to a separate folder)
4. I found netrtoem.inf in c:\program files\gigabit notebook adapter
5. I replaced this version of the file with the downloaded (modded) version
6. I restored the driver rtlnicxp.sys to the \drivers folder
7. I restarted the PC
I expected to see Add VLAN ID (or something similar) in the list.
However, the list of properties for the adapter remains the same as before.
Not sure where things have gone wrong...
Any help on getting the process right, much appreciated.
04-21-2009 12:34 PM
Using the device manager, on the driver tab of the device use the 'update driver' button and use the full modded driver I used. Download is below for the full driver.