ÉÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ» º º º Compex ParaPort2 Pocket Ethernet Network Adapters º º Copyright (C) PDS, 1996. All Rights Reserved. º º º ÈÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍÍ¼ 1) GENERAL INFORMATION 1.1) NetWare DOS (ODI) Workstation Driver PLINK2.COM v2.20. 1.2) NET.CFG This is a sample configuration file for DOS ODI workstation driver to be used. 1.3) PLINK2.INS This file contains the information to be used by the Client INSTALL utility to install the DOSODI workstation driver in NetWare v4.0, Netware Lite , Personal NetWare and Novell DOS 7. 1.4) NW4.BAT This is a sample batch file for using the DOS Redirector (NETX). ÚÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ¿ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ NOVELL NETWARE ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ÀÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÙ 2) INTRODUCTION This directory contains a Novell NetWare ODI workstation device driver (PLINK2.COM) that enables the ParaPort2 Pocket Ethernet adapter to operate in the following Novell NetWare Network Operating Systems. a) NetWare Lite v1.x b) NetWare v2.1x and v2.2 (NetWare 286) c) NetWare v3.11 (NetWare 386) d) NetWare v4.00 e) NetWare v4.10 f) Personal NetWare g) Novell DOS 7.0 3) INSTALLATION 3.1) For NetWare Lite v1.x a) Follow the standard installation procedure described in NetWare manual. b) When prompted to select the "Network Interface Card Name" select the option "*OTHER CARDS." c) Insert the driver diskette, and press <ESCAPE>. d) Select PLINK2.COM from the "Other Driver List" menu. e) Reinsert the NetWare Lite Install diskette and complete the installation. 3.2) For Novell NetWare workstation. a) Decide the type of network cable that you will use. b) Copy the sample NET.CFG file to your driver C. Refer to section (4) for the detail definition of configuration options. Remember to put the NET.CFG file in the same directory as the ODI device driver. c) Execute LSL. d) Excute PLINK2. Check the hardware configuration options shown by the ODI device driver. If no error messages appear, proceed to step (e). e) Execute IPXODI. f) Execute NETX to connect to the server. 3.3) Using the Netware 4.0 DOS Requester with Netware 4.0 Netware 4.0 presents a new DOS client software known as the Netware DOS Requester. The DOS Requester takes the place of NETX.COM and offers a more flexible interface into Netware 4.0, as well as Netware 3.x and below. The DOS requester loads the necessary VLM files when VLM.EXE is executed. Follow the steps below to install and configure the DOS Requester, and to login to a Netware 4.0 network. a) Follow the steps (a) to (e) in 3.2. Note that the preparation of net.cfg file is different when using DOS Requester with Netware 4.0. b) Execute VLM. 4) CONFIGURATION OPTIONS The ParaPort2 ODI workstation device driver PLINK2.COM is simple and easy to use. The device driver has a built-in capability to switch between two different network cables: TPI (twisted pair cable) and BNC (thin coaxial cable). The options available in the NET.CFG file are: a) MEDIA The Media Parameters that are supported by the driver are BNC or TPI. The driver autodetects the network cable used with the adapter. b) PRINT The driver supports Interrupt driven mode and provide printer pass through feature. You can choose to enable it by specifying the keyword PRINT. Default is disabled. e.g. Print This feature will enable you to do printing while accessing to network. c) FRAME The FRAME option allows you to specify the type of frame the transmission packet should be transmitted as. Default is ETHERNET_802.2 e.g., FRAME ETHERNET_802.3 d) MODE This mode allows to select the parallel port mode on the machine. OPTIONS : A, B and C. e.g., MODE A ***Note*** : Do not use this option unless there is a problem in the workable mode. Under normal circumstances the driver autodetects the parallel port mode. For more information please refer to trouble.txt in DISK 1. 4) NET.CFG Example of Net.cfg for NETX.COM ------------------------------- LINK DRIVER PLINK2 FRAME ETHERNET_802.3 Example of Net.cfg for VLM.EXE ------------------------------ LINK DRIVER PLINK2 FRAME ETHERNET_802.3 NETWARE DOS REQUESTER FIRST NETWORK DRIVE = F 5) PLINK2.INS This file contains the information to be used by the Client INSTALL utility to install the DOSODI workstation driver in NetWare v4.0, Netware Lite ,Personal NetWare and Novell DOS 7. The INSTALL.EXE program will generate the necessary Network Startup files such as NET.CFG and STARTNET.BAT. The AUTOEXEC.BAT and the CONFIG.SYS will be altered as required. ÚÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ¿ ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ODINSUP ³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ÀÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÙ PURPOSE OF ODINSUP.COM: ODI's modular architecture allows you to support NDIS protocol stacks. A module called ODINSUP.COM allows NDIS protocol stacks to run unmodified over the ODI LSL and talk to an ODI LAN driver. At present, multi-vendor network transports like IBM's NetBEUI, DEC's LAT or 3COM's XNS can be run over a common Dat-Link (driver) specification. Below are samples of the required files. Net.cfg (sample) ------- PROTOCOL ODINSUP BIND PLINK2 BUFFERED <---- TO INSERT LINK DRIVER PLINK2 FRAME ETHERNET_802.2 FRAME ETHERNET_802.3 FRAME ETHERNET_II FRAME ETHERNET_SNAP PROTOCOL IPX 0 ETHERNET_802.3 <----- TO INSERT Protocol.ini (sample) ------------ [PROTMAN] DRIVERNAME=PROTMAN$ DYNAMIC=YES PRIORITY=NETBEUI [NETBEUI_XIF] DRIVERNAME=NETBEUI$ SESSIONS=6 NCBS=12 BINDINGS=PLINK2 <--- TO INSERT LANBASE=0 Autoexec.bat (sample) ------------ LSL PLINK2 ODINSUP <--- TO INSERT SET PATH = C:\LANMAN.DOS\NETPROG\;%PATH% NET START WORKSTATION LOAD NETBEUI NET Config.sys (sample) ---------- BUFFERS=30 FILES=30 DEVICE=C:\LANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\PROTMAN\PROTMAN.DOS /I:C:\LANMAN.DOS ^ | TO ADD Upon system startup with the above files, you should be able to logon to the Lan Manager Server. 6. MACHINE SPECIFIC ISSUES ----------------------- 1. For Toshiba machines, please insert the following keyword in NET.CFG : MACHINETYPE TOSHIBA 2. For machines supporting EPP mode(NOT ECP), please set the parallel port address in the BIOS as 278h or 378h, not 3BCh and also set the LPT MODE as EPP ( If applicable ). 3. For Compaq Contura Aero 4/33, please insert the following in the NET.CFG : Mode B MachineType AT ENDDownload Driver Pack
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