Nw456.txt Driver File Contents (LAN_27_.zip)

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**  VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
** 
**  ODI Driver (CHSM, Specification v1.11) for NetWare 4.x & 5.x 6.x Servers
** 
**  v5.12    June, 2002
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Introduction:
=============

  The Fast Ethernet 10M/100M ODI Driver for NetWare 4.x, 5.x & 6.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, 5.x & 6.x Server.
    FETNWSRV.LDI        The installation information file.
    NW456.TXT           This file.

Installation:
=============

  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
  correct.

  Using Server Install utility:
  -----------------------------
    1) On the server console, execute the NWconfig program:

           NWConfig <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 and press <Enter>.

    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:

          LOAD A:\NETWARE\NWSERVER.5X\FETNWSRV FRAME=Ethernet_802.2

    2) Bind with IPX:

          BIND IPX FETNWSRV

    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.


  NOTE:
  -----
    1) 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

    2) Tagging ability :
        If keyword "TAG" is supported, the transmited packets
        will be tagged packets. It's only supportted by management adapter.
        
    3) Hardware checksum offload :
        If "HCHECHSUM" keyword is supported. The ability will be activated. 
        It's only supported by management adapter.
        
    4) VLAN support :
        For now, we only support one VID value setting. It's only supportted by 
        management adapter.
        
    5) The original keywords "FULLDUPLE", "HALFDUPLE", "SPEED" and "AUTO" are still
       supported.

    6) The required minimum versions of the three support NLMs are :
    
        For NW4.11, you needs to install Novell's support pack v5.0 and later
        for upgrading NBI.NLM, MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM for CHSM (Spec v1.11).
        
        We recommends you use the latest Novell Service Packs. The latest server 
        NLMs and support files for NetWare can be found on Novell's automated 
        services under the heading of "Minimum Patch List".
        
Configuration Parameters:
=========================

    Custom Keywords:
    ----------------
  
        FULLDUPLEX                      This keyword is used to force full
                                        duplex mode.
                                        (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword)

        HALFDUPLEX                      This keyword is used to force half
                                        duplex mode.
                                        (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword)

        SPEED                           This keyword is used to force Line
                                        Speed at 10 or 100 Mbps.
                                        (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword)
        
        AUTO                            This keyword is used to force the
                                        chip at Auto-Negotiation mode.
                                        (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword)

        CONNECTIONTYPE                  This keyword is used to specify media type.
        
            CONNECTIONTYPE=AutoSense
            CONNECTIONTYPE=10BASET
            CONNECTIONTYPE=10BASETFD
            CONNECTIONTYPE=100BASETX
            CONNECTIONTYPE=100BASETXFD
            
        FLOW_CONTROL                    This keyword is used to specify flow control
                                        ability.
            FLOW_CONTROL=DISABLE
            FLOW_CONTROL=ENABLE
            FLOW_CONTROL=HARDWARE_DEFAULT   (default)
            
        HCHECKSUM                       This keyword is used to force hardware checksum.
                                        Only be supported by management adapter.
            HCHECKSUM=DISABLE
            HCHECKSUM=ENABLE            (default)
            
        TAG                             This keyword is used to enable TX tagging.
                                        It's combined with VID keyword for transmitting
                                        tagged packet. Only be supported by management 
                                        adapter.
            TAG=ENABLE
            TAG=DISABLE                 (default)
            
        VID                             This keyword is used to support VLAN's VID.
                                        It's only worked when TAG keyword is enabled.
                                        Only be supported by management adapter.
            VID=1~4094                  

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  • 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.

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