NDIS2/DOS/PROTOCOL.INI Driver File Contents (3c9xx.zip)
Driver Package File Name: 3c9xx.zip
DriverName = "EL90X$"
; below are examples and explanations of some of the keywords supported by
; the 3C90X NDIS 2.01 driver. most of the lines are simply comments. the
; marked with "-->" are lines that can be edited (removing the ";-->" and
; lines replacing it with spaces, and modifying the right hand side as
; MAXTRANSMITS=n, n=6..50, specifies the number of transmits which can be
; queued up by the driver when the TxFIFO is full or the adapter is otherwise
; busy. When we run out of queue entries, an OUT_OF_RESOURCES error will be
; returned to the protocol on a transmit attempt. Most protocols will handle
; running out of resources will little performance degradation. However,
; some implementations will drop packets and consequently lower performance
; if OUT_OF_RESOURCES is returned too often. The default value is 6, which
; should be sufficient for most cases, and is adequate for window sizes up to
; about 6 or so. On a heavily loaded server with a lot of active connections,
; you may want to increase this number since with large windows on multiple
; active connections you may need a bigger transmit queue to handle them all.
; Each queue entry takes about 128 bytes of memory, so increasing this number
; will increase the resident size of the driver.
; NETADDRESS allows the user to configure the network address of the adapter,
; rather than using the one in EEProm. If not specified the address on the
; adapter will be used. If specified, the right hand side must be exactly
; 12 hex ASCII characters which will be converted to the network address.
; The only restrictions we impose is that the address not have the multicast
; bit set (an odd number in the second digit) and the network address have
; bit one of the most significant byte of the address set. This bit
; signifies a locally administered address.
; SLOT=n, n=0..31 specifies the specific slot number to look for a 3C90X
; adapter. In the absence of this keyword the driver will search all slots
; for a 3c90X adapter, so it isn't required unless there are multiple 3C90X
; adapters in the computer. For PCI the "SLOT=n" parameter is actually a
; device number. Usually device 0 is on the motherboard, and the "slots"
; start around 8 or so, but this varies from computer to computer. The best
; way to determine what number to use is to look at the slot number displayed
; by the 3C90XCFG.EXE program for a given adapter. Note: if BUSNO is not
; specified, but SLOT is, we will search the specified SLOT on all PCI busses
; (0..7) in turn.
; BUSNO=n, n=0..7 specifies the PCI bus number to search for the 3C90X
; adapter. In most computers today there is only a single PCI bus, number 0.
; However, the PCI architecture allow for multiple PCI busses. If this
; keyword isn't specified, the driver will search all busses for a
; 3C90X adapter, so this keyword isn't required unless there are multiple
; 3C90X adapters in the computer.