** ** ** VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter ** ** ODI Driver (CHSM, Specification v1.11) for 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.5 Servers ** ** v6.09 Feb. 2005 ** ** Introduction: ============= The Fast Ethernet 10M/100M ODI Driver for NetWare 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: ============================= FETNWSC.LAN The ODI driver for NetWare 5.0, 5.1,6.0 and 6.5 Servers. FETNWSC.LDI The installation information file. NW56.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. Use Server Install utility: ----------------------------- For Netware 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, execute the NWconfig program: 1) On the server console: NWConfig <Enter> 2) Choose "Driver Option/Configure network drivers/Load an additional 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 FETNWSC.LAN should appear on the selection list. Press <Enter> to choose it. 6) You can choose "Select/Modify driver parameters and protocols", and then choose "Save parameters and load driver" to finish driver loading. For Netware 6.5, execute the hdetect program: 1) On the server console: hdetect <Enter> 2) In "Options" menu, choose "Continue" item. 3) Choose "Network boards" in "Device types" box and press <Enter>. 4) Choose "Modify" in "Additional Driver Options" box and press <Enter>. 5) Press the <Ins> key twice to add an unlisted driver. 6) Press <F3> to specify a different path and press <Enter>. 7) The FETNWSC.LAN should appear on the selection list. Press <Enter> to choose it. 8) You can choose "Modify driver properties", and to change the driver properties. 9) Go back to the top "Options" menu, choose "Load" to load the driver. Loading Driver Manually: ------------------------ 1) On the server console, load the driver directly, for example: LOAD A:\NETWARE\NWSERVER56\FETNWSC FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 2) Bind with IPX: BIND IPX FETNWSC 3) You can login the server from a workstation, and then copy FETNWSC.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 FETNWSC SLOT=1 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 NAME=Lan_1 BIND IPX TO Lan_1 NET=2001 LOAD FETNWSC 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) Tx Rx buffers setting : If you want to set buffer size, you have to use the two keywords "TBUF" "RBUF". 6) The original keywords "FULLDUPLEX", "HALFDUPLEX", "SPEED" and "AUTO" are still supported. 7) In Netware 6.5, suggest use the update hdetect utility within the driver binary folder (please overwrite the built-in hdetect utility in Netware 6.5 with the new one) because the hdetect utility will have problem parsing the LDI file and the driver keyword display will be wrong. 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 TBUF This keyword is used to set buffers of transmitting. It determines the number of TD. TBUF=48~128 RBUF This keyword is used to set buffers of receiving. It determines the number of RD. RBUF=64~128Download Driver Pack
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