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In order for Hardware to operate properly certain configurations need to be set on the devices.
Physical settings are in the form of Jumpers and DIP switches. Jumpers simply make or break contact between 2 wires by placing a plastic jumper which touches both wires and causes them to conduct electricity and cause the setting to be enabled. Removing the jumper disables the setting.
In Windows these settings can be viewed by using the System Device Manager.
In DOS they are viewed by using the Microsoft Diagnostics (MDS) program. At a DOS prompt type MSD <Enter> to activate the diagnostics program.
DIP switches work in the same way with the exception that the contact is enabled and disabled with a rocker style switch.
There are 4 settings...
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