NDIS2.TXT Driver File Contents (Pp60826.zip)

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	 º Compex ParaPort2 Pocket Ethernet Network Adapters º
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        1.1) DOS NDIS v2.01 device driver PLINK2.DOS v3.50.

        The NDIS drivers v3.50 for DOS were written and tested
	with the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS)
	Version 2.0.1. 


	 The DOS NDIS driver supports INTERRUPT with Printer Pass
	 Through feature. It can works with the following two Ethernet 
	 network adapters.

	 ParaPort2 types
	 :- ParaPort2 - ETP
	 :- ParaPort2 - E


	 The DOS NDIS device driver, PLINK2.DOS, enables the ParaPort2 
	 Pocket Ethernet Network Adapter to operate in the following 
	 network operating systems:

	 :- LAN Manager 2.0
	 :- LAN Manager 2.1
	 :- Windows for Workgroups ver. 3.1
	 :- Windows for Workgroups ver. 3.11
      	 :- Windows 95
	 :- Lantastic v5.00
	 :- Lantastic v6.00
	 :- DEC Pathworks for DOS
	 :- Other NDIS2-compliant network operating systems

	You need three files from the ParaPort2 floppy diskette to
	install the driver successfully. They are:

	This is a Network Information file and it is found in the
	subdirectory "NIF." It contains information used by the LAN
	Manager Setup program to install the NDIS driver.

	:- Do not change the contents of this file under any

	This file contains the ParaPort2 adapter's hardware settings
	and the necessary information for the driver to configure
	itself to work in different environments. 

	This is the ParaPort2 adapter's DOS NDIS device driver.
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	DEC PathWork for DOS Software

	The following describes the steps to install the NDIS driver in
	DEC PathWork for DOS environment.

	DEC PathWork for DOS should already be installed in your
	computer. If it is not yet installed, follow the installation
	instructions in the DEC PathWork installation manual.

	Follow these steps to install the NDIS driver in DEC
	PathWork for DOS.

	a) Start the installation by executing NETSETUP in the SETUP

	b) Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

	c) If you see the installation prompt, "Select the ethernet
	adapter:", select the option, "LAN Manager supplied NDIS
	(Other NDIS)".

	d) The program will request you to enter the path and filename
	of the NDIS driver. Enter the drive letter of the ParaPort2 Driver

	  Enter full DRIVE:\PATH\FILENAME for NDIS driver:

	  A:\NDIS2\PLINK2.DOS   (if the Driver Diskette is in
			  Driver A:)

	e) The program will request for the full pathname of the
	PROTOCOL.INI. Enter the driver letter of the destination
	driver containing the ParaPort2 Driver Diskette.

	  Enter full DRIVE:\PATH\ for the PROTOCOL.INI stub file:


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       Installing the driver in other networks
	You can install the DOS NDIS device driver, PLINK2.DOS, in
	other NDIS-compliant network operating systems running on top of
	DOS. For instructions, refer to the manual supplied with that
	network operating system.

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	Among the LAN Manager files is a Protocol Manager
	configuration file, PROTOCOL.INI. This file is one of three files
	that controls the configuration of the LAN Manager network device
	driver. The other two are CONFIG.SYS and LANMAN.INI.

	The ParaPort2 floppy diskette contains a file which is ALSO called
	PROTOCOL.INI. This file stores the ParaPort2 adapter's hardware
	default settings. It also contains other information that is
	necessary for the DOS NDIS network device driver, PLINK2.DOS, to
	configure itself to work in different environments.

	During installation of the driver, LAN Manager adds the
	configuration options from the floppy diskette's PROTOCOL.INI
	to the LAN Manager PROTOCOL.INI file. The LAN Manager PROTOCOL.INI
	passes the driver configuration options to the driver, PLINK2.DOS.

	You may edit the LAN Manager PROTOCOL.INI file to suit your
	particular requirements. Each entry for configuring the PLINK2.DOS
	driver is described at the end of this section.

	:- The PROTOCOL.INI file in the NDIS2 directory and the
	LAN Manager PROTOCOL.INI file are two different files. Do not over-
	write one with another.

	The section of the PROTOCOL.INI file for the PLINK2.DOS device
	driver has the following entries shown in the example below.

	  NODEADDRESS="008048xxxxxx" *

	*  Use this entry only if, for some reason, there are duplicate
	addresses on the network. "x" may be any hexadecimal number.

	The following table summarizes the possible entries and values in
	the [PLINK2] section of PROTOCOL.INI file.

	Entry          Units     Range          Default
	drivername     -         -              PLINK2$
	maxtransmit    integer   1-50           10
	maxrcbuffers   integer   1-30           8
	nodeaddress    hex.      12 hex. digits -
        mode           character A-C            AUTODETECT

	Entries in the [PLINK2] section have the following meanings:

	Identifies the network device driver. Set the drivername entry
	to PLINK2$ (all uppercase). The network device driver name,
	PLINK2$, is used by the Protocol Manager to bind the driver to
	a protocol stack. This is a required entry.

	Specifies the number of transmission requests from protocol
	stacks, which may be queued by the driver. The value should be
	specified in either decimal or hexadecimal and may range from
	1 to 50. The default value is 10.

	The value chosen directly affects the number of transmit
	buffers allocated when the driver is initially loaded. If the
	value is too small, it decreases the network performance. Too
	large a value will waste memory and may not increase
	performance, but it will not decrease performance.

	Specifies the number of receive buffers the device driver will
	use. The value should be specified in either decimal or
	hexadecimal and may range from 1 to 30. The default value is 8.

	If the value chosen is too small, it will degrade the network
	performance of the computer. Too large a value will waste
	memory but will not deteriorate performance.

	Overrides the node address of the ParaPort2 adapter. The driver
	temporarily uses the node address specified in the
	nodeaddress entry. The value of this entry is a hexadecimal
	string of 12 digits enclosed in quotation marks, e.g.,
	"008048112233." You must start each node addresses with

   ***Note*** : Use the nodeaddress entry only if, for some reason,
                the software must have those ID to run.

	Allows the driver to enable the Printer Pass Through feature of 
	ParaPort2. You may able to do printing while accessing to 

        Allows the driver 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 DISK1.

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