NETWARE.TXT Driver File Contents (sp12367.exe)

                        3Com (R) Corporation
                   EtherDisk (R) Diskette for the
               3C90x EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC Family
           NetWare 4.1x Server Driver Installation Notes

This file contains information for installing the ODI server driver into
a NetWare version 4.1x server.  You can install this driver by using the 
program to copy the driver to the server's hard disk, and then manually 
load the driver.  Alternatively, you can import this driver when 
installing the NetWare 4.1x server software.

Installing the Server Driver into a NetWare 4.x Server
To import the server driver into a NetWare 4.1x server:

1.  Install the server software.  When the NIC selection menu appears, 
    insert EtherDisk diskette 3 in the PC.

2.  Press [Insert].
    This key tells the server installation program that you want 
    to add a driver externally.

3.  Press [F3]. 
    This key tells the server installation program that you want 
    to change the path.

4.  When you see the prompt, enter:
    The installation program gathers the files and prompts you for a 
    NIC selection.  
5.  Press [Enter] to continue the server installation.  

    NOTE: You should have the latest NetWare Support Pack installed.
    NetWare 4.10 users must have the support pack installed that changes 
    the LOADER.EXE file and provide NBI.NLM as well as the matching MSM.NLM,
    and EHTERTSM.NLM files.  We have provided the latest (at time of testing)
    *.NLM files and you can copy *.NLM files from the \NWSERVER subdirectory
    of EtherDisk diskette 3 to the same location as the server driver.  
    Under some circumstances, where NBI.NLM will be loaded at server startup 
    time, you should also copy the NBI.NLM file to the server startup 

Manually Updating an Existing Server Driver
1.  To update an existing server driver manually, copy all of the files 
    from the \NWSERVER subdirectory on EtherDisk 3 diskette to the
    server hard disk.

2.  Boot the server and launch the Install program.

3.  Edit the AUTOEXEC.NCF file to add the following line (assuming the
    server start directory is C:\NWSERVER, where the LAN drivers and NLM 
    files were copied):

    LOAD C:\NWSERVER\3C90X.LAN SLOT=<slotnumber>

    The <slotnumber> variable is the hexadecimal slot number of the PCI 
    NIC.  This address can be obtained by issuing a load command, where the 
    driver will identify the slot numbers.  Pressing [Esc] prevents
    loading the driver.  Because of Novell's scheme for identifying PCI
    slots, it is not possible for 3COM to pre-identify the slot number.

    Multiple NICs
    To support more than one NIC in a server, change the AUTOEXEC.NCF file
    to the following format:

    load C:\NWSERVER\3C90X.LAN SLOT=<slot1> NAME=<name1> FRAME=<frametype>
    load C:\NWSERVER\3C90X.LAN SLOT=<slot2> NAME=<name2> FRAME=<frametype>

    The values <slot1> and <slot2> are the NICs' PCI port addresses.
    The values <name1> and <name2> are user-specified names that you 
    assign to distinguish the multiple NICs.

    The FRAME parameter is optional.  The default frame type is 
    Ethernet_802.2. If you want the ODI server driver to support more 
    than one frame type, then both the unique NAME= and FRAME= parameters 
    must be paired on each load driver line.  The valid frame types are 
    Ethernet_802.2, Ethernet_802.3, Ethernet_II, and Ethernet_SNAP.

    The protocol(s) must be bound to the specific driver configuration using 
    the user-assigned unique names. The following example shows how this can be

    load C:\NWSERVER\3C90X.LAN SLOT=1 FRAME=Ethernet_802.3 NAME=ADPONE
    bind IPX to ADPONE
    bind IPX to ADPTWO

    The examples used may require other parameters to work properly.  
    Consult the appropriate Novell NetWare manuals for more details.

              (%VER NETWARE.41x - NetWare 4.1x Server v4.0.1)

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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