READODI.TXT Driver File Contents (dsdsk401.exe)

Aironet Wireless LAN Software

ODI Driver Installation Procedures

AWCODI2.SYS     - Aironet ODI Driver for ARLAN ISA/MCA Adapters for OS/2
AWCODI.COM      - Aironet ODI Driver for ARLAN ISA/MCA Adapters for DOS.
AWCO690.COM     - Aironet ODI Driver for ARLAN 690 PCMCIA Adapter for DOS.
AWCO6902.SYS    - Aironet ODI Driver for ARLAN 690 PCMCIA Adapter for OS2
LSL.COM         - Novell client LSL driver.
IPXODI.COM      - Novell client IPXODI driver.
NETX.EXE        - Novell client NETX driver.
NET.BAT         - Example batch file to start client network.
NET24PC.CFG     - Example of the config file for PCMCIA 2.4 GHz systems.
NET24IC.CFG     - Example of the config file for ISA & MCA 2.4 GHz systems.
NET9PC.CFG      - Example of the config file for PCMCIA 900 MHz systems.
NET9IS.CFG      - Example of the config file for ISA & MCA 900 MHz systems.
	(The above NETXXX.CFG must be renamed to net.cfg for the driver to read it)
ODI001.MSG      - Language file for English (DOS) (default)
ODI002.MSG      - Language file for French Canadian (DOS)
ODI033.MSG      - Language file for France (DOS)
ODI034.MSG      - Language file for Spain (DOS)
ODI039.MSG      - Language file for Italy (DOS)
ODI039.MSG      - Language file for Germany (DOS)

**note**        - (Language file must be in root directory)

   1) Copy the appropriate ODI driver and client drivers from the Aironet
      Network Driver Programs disk to a directory on your system.

   2) Modify your AUTOEXEC.BAT by adding the NET.BAT commands.
      Be sure to include the appropriate path changes if required.

   3) Modify any parameters from the NET.CFG only if you are not using the
      supplied defaults.


   If you are using a 900 MHz ARLAN Product:

   Link Driver AWCODI              ; Statement for 655/670 PC cards.
				   ; Use Link Driver AWCO690 for 690-900
;
; The remaining entries are optional and should only be included if you
; are not using the system defaults.
;
;          SystemId   000002       ; Even Number 6-hex digit system id
;          PreSID     0            ; Tells the driver the PreSID to use.                                           ; Must match Access Point
;          Channel    11           ; Define which radio channel to use
				   ; (See Appendix B of User Guide)
;          TMA        ON           ; Defines if TMA Mode is used
				   ;    OFF - Peer-to-Peer Mode
				   ;    ON  - Normal TMA Mode
				   ;    PSP - Power Saving TMA Mode
;
;The following are optional for the ARLAN 690 PCMCIA Adapter
;If you do not use them then Card and Socket services will automatically
;assign them for you.
;
;          Mem        #1 D0000     ; PCMCIA Shared RAM address
				   ; C0000 - DE000 valid
;          Int        #1 5         ; PCMCIA IRQ 2-15 valid
;          Socket     1            ; PCMCIA Socket, 1 or 2 valid


	   Frame Ethernet_802.3    ; only define the Frames you need
	   Frame Ethernet_II
	   Frame Ethernet_802.2    ; Frame used for 631 Token Ring
	   Frame Ethernet_SNAP


   If you are using a 2.4 GHz ARLAN Product:

   Link Driver AWCODI              ; Statement for 655/670 PC cards.
				   ; Use Link Driver AWCO690 for 690-2400
;
; The remaining entries are optional and should only be included if you
; are not using the system defaults.  For 2.4 GHz devices, you must
; specify Channel and DataRate.
;
;          SystemId   000002       ; Even Number 6-hex digit system id
;          PreSID     0            ; Tells the driver the PreSID to use.
				   ; Must match Access Point
;          DataRate   4            ; Defines which data rate to use
				   ; (See Appendix B of User Guide)
;          Channel    3            ; Defines which frequency to use
				   ; (See Appendix B of User Guide)
;          TMA        ON           ; Defines if TMA Mode is used
				   ;    OFF - Peer-to-Peer Mode
				   ;    ON  - Normal TMA Mode
				   ;    PSP - Power Saving TMA Mode

;
;The following are optional for the ARLAN 690 PCMCIA Adapter
;If you do not use them then Card and Socket services will automatically
;assign them for you.
;
;          Mem        #1 D0000     ; PCMCIA Shared RAM address
				   ; C0000 - DE000 valid
;          Int        #1 5         ; PCMCIA IRQ 2-15 valid
;          Socket     1            ; PCMCIA Socket, 1 or 2 valid


	   Frame Ethernet_802.3    ; only define the Frames you need
	   Frame Ethernet_II
	   Frame Ethernet_802.2    ; Frame used for 631 Token Ring
	   Frame Ethernet_SNAP


Note:
   More information on SystemId, PreSID, DataRate, Channel, Root and TMA
   mode is available in the Aironet Wireless Network Adapter User Guide.




Common problems:

- The ARLAN driver loads, but the ARLAN Adapter is unable to connect
  to an Access Point.  Connection to an Access Point is complete when
  one light on the ARLAN Adapter is solid (not flashing) green. If both
  lights on the ARLAN Adapter are flashing a connection has not been made.

  - Verify that the Access Point configuration and ARLAN Adapter
    configuration in the NET.CFG file match in the following areas:

	      SystemId
	      Channel
	      PreSID
	      DataRate  ; Only for 2.4 GHz products

  - If you are using a memory manager such as EMM386, make sure that
    the memory address used in the NET.CFG file must be excluded
    from use in your memory manager.  The Shared RAM segment requires
    2000 HEX bytes.  For example, to exclude a shared RAM segment
    located at 0xD000, the option X=D000-D1FF would be used when
    loading EMM386.

  - A connection to the access point is established, but no host
  connection is made.

  - Verify the Access Point has the Backbone LAN enabled.

  - Observe the ARLAN Adapter and Access point.  The Adapter should show
    one solid green light and one flashing green light.  The flashing
    light indicates TX/RX over radio.  The middle of the three lights on
    the Access Point should show a solid green light.
    When the TX/RX light flash on the Adapter, so should the TX/RX and
    Backbone LAN lights on the Access Point.


PCMCIA Notes:

The Aironet ODI driver for the ARLAN 690 PCMCIA Adapter is designed to
operate with Socket Services and Card Services compliant with v2.1 of the
PCMCIA Card Services specification.  If you have difficulty with your
Socket/Card Services when using this driver be aware of the following:

- A number of manufacturers supply a 'Super Driver' to control their
  PCMCIA slots.  This driver allocates interupts, memory and I/O ports.
  If you are loading a Super Driver, the Super Driver may need to be
  configured to accept the IRQ, memory address and I/O ports you select.
  This should be documented in your PC or Card and Socket Services
  manuals.

- If your Socket/Card Services are not PCMCIA 2.1 compliant, remove your
  Socket/Card Services and the Aironet ODI driver will attempt to
  directly access an Intel 82365 PCMCIA controller.

For assistance, 
Please see your User Guide or Technical Reference Manual.

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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.

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