NW4X.TXT Driver File Contents (via8233.ZIP)

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*                  VIA Fast Ethernet 10M/100M PCI Adapter                   *
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*                   ODI Driver for NetWare 4.x Servers                      *
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  The Fast Ethernet 10M/100M ODI Driver for NetWare 4.x Servers confirms to the
  Novell Open Data-Link Interface (ODI) specification. This document shows you
  how to setup the driver and how to use the enhanced functions by setting the
  custom keywords.

Contents of the Subdirectory:

    FETNWSRV.LAN        The ODI driver for NetWare 4.x Server.
    FETNWSRV.LDI        The installation information file.
    NW4X.TXT            This file.


  Before starting with the installation process, make sure that the adapter
  is properly installed and configured. You can use the diagnostic program
  (A:\SETUP.EXE) in DOS mode to make sure your connection with the network is

  Using Server Install utility:
    1) On the server console, execute the INSTALL.NLM program:

                LOAD INSTALL <Enter>

    2) Choose "Driver Option/Configure network drivers/Select a driver".

    3) Press the <Ins> key to install the driver which is not on the list.

    4) Press <F3> to specify a different path (A:\NETWARE\FETNWSRV.4X) and press

    5) The FETNWSRV.LAN should appear on the selection list. Press <Enter> to
       choose it.

    6) You can "Select/Modify driver parameters and protocols", and then "Save
       parameters and load driver".

    7) You can add the LOAD and BIND command lines to the AUTOEXEC.NCF file so
       that the LAN driver will be loaded automatically while the server
       is starting up.

  Loading Driver Manually:
    1) On the server console, load the driver directly, for example:


    2) Bind with IPX:


    3) You can login the server from a workstation, and then copy FETNWSRV.LAN to
       the directory SYS:\SYSTEM on server. Add the LOAD and BIND command lines
       to AUTOEXEC.NCF file so that the lan driver will be loaded automatically
       while the server starting up next time.

    Multiple Lan Adapters in a system:
      If you want to install mutiple lan adapters in a server, you have to use
      the keyword, SLOT, to let driver locate the right adapter.
      For example:

        LOAD FETNWSRV SLOT=1 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 NAME=Lan_1
        BIND IPX TO Lan_1 NET=2001
        LOAD FETNWSRV SLOT=2 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 NAME=Lan_2
        BIND IPX TO Lan_2 NET=2002

Configuration Parameters:

    Custom Keywords:
        FULLDUPLEX                      This keyword is used to force full
                                        duplex mode.

        HALFDUPLEX                      This keyword is used to force half
                                        duplex mode.

        SPEED                           This keyword is used to force Line
                                        Speed at 10 or 100 Mbps.

        AUTO                            This keyword is used to force the
                                        chip at Auto-Negotiation mode.

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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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