3Com (R) Corporation 3C90x EtherLink PCI NIC Family NetWare 5.x, 4.x, and 3.x Server Driver Installation Notes This file contains information for installing the ODI server driver into a NetWare server. You can install this driver by using the copy program to copy the driver to the server's hard disk, and then manually load the driver. Alternatively, you can import this driver when installing the NetWare 5.x or 4.x server software. Installing the Server Driver into a NetWare 5.x or 4.x Server -------------------------------------------------------------- To import the server driver into a NetWare 5.x or 4.x server: 1. Install the server software. When the NIC selection menu appears, insert the EtherCD (or EtherDisk diskette 1) in the PC. 2. Press [Insert]. This key tells the server installation program that you want to add a driver externally. 3. Press [F3]. This key tells the server installation program that you want to change the path. 4. When you see the prompt, enter: <drive>:\NWSERVER The installation program gathers the files and prompts you for a NIC selection. 5. Press [Enter] to continue the server installation. NOTE: You should have the latest NetWare Support Pack installed. NetWare 4.x and 3.x users must have the support pack installed that changes the LOADER.EXE file and provides the NBI.NLM as well as the matching MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM files. 3Com has provided the latest (at time of testing) *.NLM files on the EtherCD. You can copy the *.NLM files from the \NWSERVER subdirectory of the EtherCD/diskette to the same location as the server driver. Under some circumstances, where NBI.NLM (NBI31x.NLM for 3.x) will be loaded at server startup time, you should also copy the NBI.NLM file to the server startup directory. Manually Updating an Existing Server Driver ------------------------------------------- 1. Copy all of the files from the \NWSERVER subdirectory on the EtherCD (or EtherDisk diskette 1) to the server hard disk. 2. Boot the server and launch the Install program. 3. Edit the AUTOEXEC.NCF file to add the following line (assuming the server start directory is C:\NWSERVER, where the LAN drivers and NLM files were copied): LOAD C:\NWSERVER\3C90XC.LAN SLOT=<slotnumber> The <slotnumber> variable is the hexadecimal slot number of the PCI NIC. This address can be obtained by issuing a load command, where the driver will identify the slot numbers. Pressing [Esc] prevents loading the driver. Because of Novell's scheme for identifying PCI slots, it is not possible for 3COM to pre-identify the slot number. Installing Multiple NICs ------------------------ To support more than one NIC in a server, change the AUTOEXEC.NCF file to the following format: load C:\NWSERVER\3C90XC.LAN SLOT=<slot1> NAME=<name1> FRAME=<frametype> load C:\NWSERVER\3C90XC.LAN SLOT=<slot2> NAME=<name2> FRAME=<frametype> The values <slot1> and <slot2> are the NICs' PCI port addresses. The values <name1> and <name2> are user-specified names that you assign to distinguish the multiple NICs. The FRAME parameter is optional. The default frame type is Ethernet_802.2. If you want the ODI server driver to support more than one frame type, then both the unique NAME= and FRAME= parameters must be paired on each load driver line. The valid frame types are Ethernet_802.2, Ethernet_802.3, Ethernet_II, and Ethernet_SNAP. The protocol(s) must be bound to the specific driver configuration using the user-assigned unique names. The following example shows how this can be done: load C:\NWSERVER\3C90XC.LAN SLOT=1 FRAME=Ethernet_802.3 NAME=ADPONE load C:\NWSERVER\3C90XC.LAN SLOT=2 FRAME=Ethernet_II NAME=ADPTWO bind IPX to ADPONE bind IPX to ADPTWO The examples used may require other parameters to work properly. Consult the appropriate Novell NetWare manuals for more details. Driver Support NLM Files ------------------------ For Netware 5.x, NLM files consist of MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM. For Netware 4.x, add the NBI.NLM. For Netware 3.x, change to NBI31X.NLM and MSM31X.NLM. (%VER NETWARE.TXT - NetWare 5.x Server v22.214.171.124)Download Driver Pack
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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.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
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