NETWARE/README.TXT Driver File Contents (pcmpc100.exe)

Driver Package File Name: pcmpc100.exe
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  EtherFast 10/100 PC Card Setup
  for Novell NetWare
  -----------------------------------------------------------------

  Before You Begin
  Setup
     Automatic NETX Workstation Setup
     Automatic VLM Workstation Setup
     NetWare Lite Setup
     Personal NetWare Setup
     NET.CFG Keyword Guide
  Technical Support


  Before You Begin
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
  Thanks for choosing the EtherFast 10/100 PC Card from Linksys.  Before
  attempting to install the card, we highly recommend that you read
  the User Guide that came with your card in order to install both your
  PCMCIA socket & card services AND your network driver.

  The instructions printed below explain how to set up a
  Novell NetWare workstation.

  The instructions below describe three methods for
  setting up a Novell workstation:

   The automatic NETX setup will install the files
     necessary to log a computer into a Novell 3.x or 4.x
     file server using IPX and/or ODI.  This is
     recommended for standard, 16-bit, DOS, and/or
     gaming applications.  See the directions below.

   Automatic VLM setup will install the files necessary
     to log into a 3.x or 4.x file server using VLMs.

   The Client32 Setup for Windows 95 installs the
     Novell NetWare Client32 drivers for Windows 95
     onto your computer, which allows your PC to log into
     a Novell NetWare 4.x file server.  SEE THE CLIENT32
     DIRECTORY ON THE ETHERFAST DRIVER DISK FOR DIRECTIONS.


  Automatic NETX Workstation Setup
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

  Before you begin, you should already have installed a
  socket & card services package or program that will
  allow your computer to recognize the EtherFast 10/100 PC
  Card. You can use your own services or the generic services
  that are included on the EtherFast driver disk.  If you are
  using the generic services, load them into memory from
  your computer's AUTOEXEC.BAT file each time your
  system is started up, and always before any network
  drivers are loaded.  For more information about
  services, see page 9.

  Insert the EtherFast driver disk into drive A and run the
  install.exe program.  To run the program from DOS, for
  example, you would type a:\install and press Enter.

  Select NetWare 3.x or 4.x Workstation from the list
  and press Enter.

  The default setup settings will appear.  To change the
  settings, select Modify Parameters and make any I/O or
  IRQ changes necessary.  To begin the installation,
  choose Start Installation.

  The program will copy the necessary NetWare files to
  your computer, then modify your system's
  AUTOEXEC.BAT and NET.CFG files automatically.

  When the installation is complete, restart your computer
  to log into NetWare.


  Automatic VLM Workstation Setup
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

  Before you begin, you should already have installed a
  socket & card services package or program that will
  allow your computer to recognize the EtherFast card.
  You can use your own services or the generic services
  that are included on the EtherFast driver disk. For best
  results, load the services into memory from your
  computer's AUTOEXEC.BAT file each time your
  system is started up, and always before any network
  drivers are loaded.  For more information about
  services.

  Run Novell's INSTALL.EXE Client Install program.

  Answer all of the questions on the screen.  When you
  reach question 5, press Enter to choose a network board
  or adapter.  Scroll down in the list to OTHER
  DRIVERS and hit Enter.

  Put the EtherFast driver disk into drive A.  Type
  a:\netware and press Enter.

  Choose Linksys EtherFast 10/100 PC Card and
  press Enter.

  Set your I/O Port, Interrupt, and Media Frame Type
  values.  The I/O Port and Interrupt values should be the
  same numbers you chose when you installed your
  PCMCIA socket & card services.

  Keep the Node Address field empty.  When you're
  finished, press F10 to save your settings, then press
  Enter to start the VLM installation.

  When the installation is complete, press Enter to exit the
  program.  Restart your computer.

  After rebooting, type F: at the DOS prompt (or the
  appropriate network drive letter) and LOGIN.


  NetWare Lite
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Follow the normal installation procedure as described by your NetWare
     Lite directions. When prompted for a network driver, simply choose
     "NOVELL NE2000".

  2. After completion of the installation procedure, modify the following
     lines in your STARTNET.BAT file from:

                  LSL
                  NE2000
                  IPXODI A
                  CLIENT
        to:
                  LSL
                  PC100
                  IPXODI A
                  CLIENT

  3. Run STARTNET to access the Novell network.


  Personal NetWare
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

   1. Follow the normal installation procedure as described by Personal
      Netware.

   2. When prompted to choose a network driver, select "Other Network
      Support Driver." When asked to supply the path to the proper drivers,
      insert the EtherFast driver disk into drive A and type A:\NETWARE

   3. After the installation is complete, run STARTNET to access the network.


  NET.CFG Keyword Guide
  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

  The NET.CFG file is used by NetWare to maintain
  your workstation's configuration settings.
  A sample NET.CFG is shown below, along with
  explanations of the various key words.  Note
  that a semi-colon mark (;) at the beginning
  of a line disables that line, and that all
  lines after the "Link Driver PC100" command
  must be indented over to the right 5 spaces
  as shown.

        NET.CFG
        -------
        Link Driver PC100
            INT 11
            PORT 320
        ;   frame Ethernet_802.3
            frame Ethernet_802.2
        ;   frame Ethernet_II
        ;   frame Ethernet_SNAP

        ;   Protocol IPX 00 Ethernet_802.3
            Protocol IPX E0 Ethernet_802.2
        ;   Protocol IPX 8137 Ethernet_II

        The hardware settings must match the PCMCIA driver layer provides.

        PORT   -  This keyword specifies the I/O base address used by
                   the adapter. This value must match the actual I/O base
                   address setting on the adapter.  If this keyword is not
                   specified, the default value will be put into effect.

        INT    -  This keyword specifies the interrupt line used by the
                  adapter.  This value must match the actual IRQ setting
                  on the adapter.  If this keyword is not specified, the
                  default value will be put into effect.

        FRAME  -  This keyword specifies the supported frame types.  Four
                  types are available:

                  ETHERNET_802.3, ETHERNET_802.2,
                  ETHERNET_II and ETHERNET_SNAP.



  HOW TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  or sales information about Linksys products.

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