PATHWORK.TXT Driver File Contents (

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*                         PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter                         *
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*                       NDIS/2 Driver for DEC Pathwork                      *
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The driver named MXNICF contained in the directory \NDIS2 conform to the
Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) defined by Microsoft/3Com.

NDIS/2 Driver Installation for DEC Pathwork
  1. Insert the DEC PATHWORKS Client Setup diskette #1 into your floppy drive
     (either A: or B:).

  2. Type the prompt, type the following and press <Enter> to bring up the
     startup menu:

           A:>NETSETUP          <Enter>

  3. You'll be asked if your keyboard type is LK250. Select "NO". If you are
     using an LK250 keyboard choose "YES".

  4. Next, you'll be prompted to choose a transport option.  Select the
     "DECNET transport option" and press <Enter> to proceed.

  5. Your system will prompt you to insert the DNET TRNSPRT diskette#1 into
     your floppy drive. Follow screen instructions.

  6. Then you'll be prompted to specify a destination drive.  Type C: or D:

  7. When asked if you are creating an initial workstation diskette, select

  8. Type in the node name and address (i.e. node number) in the corresponding
     field. Then press <Enter>.

  9. Type in the server node name and address (i.e., node number) in the
     corresponding field. Then press <Enter>.

 10. When asked to "Select the network adapter type:" choose Ethernet.

 11. When prompted to "Select the network adapter:" choose "Other NDIS."

 12. Indicate the subdirectory location of your NDIS driver in the adapter
     driver diskette. For example, type the following:


 13. When prompted, indicate the subdirectory location of the PROTOCOL.INI
     file in the adapter driver diskette.  For example, type the following:


 14. Select "WRITE KEY DISK" to save the settings that you have chosen.  When
     prompted to copy the MXNICF.DOS and PROTOCOL.INI files, insert the adapter
     driver diskette into your floppy drive.

 15. Follow screen instructions to complete the installation.

 16. From the Configuration screen, press F10 to exit to C:\.

Sample Configuration Files
  1. CONFIG.SYS File

     shell=c:\ /P /E:526
     rem *** do not add the EMM386.exe to this file ***
     REM  device=C:\dos\EMM386.EXE ram 1024
     dos=high, UMB
     devicehigh=c:\decnet\protman.sys /I:D:\DECNET
     rem device=c:\decnet\nddrv.sys
     rem device=c:\decnet\npdrv.sys

  2. PROTOCOL.INI file for PATHWORKS v4.1

     ; PROTOCOL.INI file create by DNETOMO.V41 V4.1.060
     ;              via DNETWIK.V41 V4.1.047

     [protocol manager]


     LG_BUFFERS   = 16
     SM_BUFFERS   = 6
     OUTSTANDING  = 32
     HEURISTICS   = 0
     ;Specify the IRQ level used by the workstations network adapter
     ;You can get the IRQ value from driver load message
     ;NI_IRQ     = 3

       drivername = MXNICF$


     echo off
     break on
     prompt $p$g
     REM  Insert any keyboard internationalization and character
     REM  set information here.
     if not exist \decnet\STARTNET.BAT goto nostartup
     call \decnet\STARTNET
     goto end
     echo ** WARNING ** STARTNET.BAT file not found.
     echo **            Network functions not performed

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