3Com Corporation NDIS Drivers Installation Notes This file contains instructions on installing NDIS drivers for the network operating systems listed below. - Microsoft LAN Manager - IBM Lan Server - DEC Pathworks - Banyan VINES - Other NDIS-based installations Microsoft LAN Manager versions 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 ------------------------------------------------ The EtherDisk diskette contains a subdirectory structure and files that make it an OEM import disk for the LAN Manager installer. Use the import function of the LAN Manager installer to capture the NDIS driver from the EtherDisk diskette. Be sure to save the new configuration before exiting the installer. IBM LAN Server -------------- This EtherDisk diskette contains Ethernet driver import files for IBM LAN Server. IBM LAN Server 3.0 IBM LAN Server 3.0 contains an installer for both OS/2 (LAPS) and DOS (DXMAID). Both of these installation utilities fully support OEM network adapter driver import capability. DOS Installation Run the DXMAID installer from the IBM LAN Support diskette. Use the defaults from the first menu. The second menu prompts you to enter the drive and path for the import diskette. Remove the LAN Support diskette, put the 3Com EtherDisk diskette in the drive, and type A:\NDIS\DOS for the drive and path. The installer will pause after it copies the files needed from the EtherDisk diskette. Place the LAN Support diskette back in the drive, and continue the installation. OS/2 Installation Run the LAPS installer from the LAN Adapter and Protocol diskette. From the second menu, select the Install option. LAPS then installs itself and other files, and returns to the second menu. Select Install again. On the next menu, LAPS prompts for a drive and path for installation. Remove the LAPS diskette and insert the EtherDisk diskette in the drive. Type A:\NDIS\OS2 for the drive and path. LAPS will copy the needed files from the EtherDisk diskette. When the acknowledge message appears at the end of the copy, reinsert the LAPS diskette and continue with the installation. IBM LAN Server 2.0 LAN Server 2.0 is not as sophisticated as LAN Server 3.0. Installation can be done successfully, but manual intervention is required. In all cases, the user is required to edit files. For OS/2, the E editor is fine. For DOS, use either EDLIN or EDIT. DOS Installation Run the DXMAID installer from the LAN Support diskette. Specify the Ethernet adapter installation from the menu. When DXMAID is completed, do the following to complete the installation. 1. Copy the EtherLink/MC NDIS driver to the hard disk. Type: COPY A:\NDIS\DOS\ELNKMC.DOS C:\LANMAN 2. Edit the CONFIG.SYS file. a. Change the line: device = \LANMAN\PROTMAN.DOS to device = \LANMAN\PROTMAN.DOS /I:\LANMAN b. Change the line: device = XX.DOS to device = \LANMAN\ELNKMC.DOS c. Save the file and exit the editor. 3. Enter the LANMAN subdirectory. Type: CD LANMAN 4. Edit the PROTOCOL.INI file. a. Four lines after the line [ETHERNET], change the line: Bindings = IBMAC to Bindings = TCMAC2 b. Save the file and exit the editor. The installation is complete. The LAN Support program activates the next time the machine boots. OS/2 Installation - Insert the IBM OS/2 Requester Diskette #1 and run the LANINST installation program. Select Advanced Installation on the next menu. Select "Install or Configure this Workstation" option. Follow the "Install or Remove a Component" option choices. - Follow the "Configure" menu. Insert the OS/2 Network Adapter Drivers diskette when the prompt appears. After LANINST has completed copying the files from the Network Adapter Drivers diskette select the Configure Workstation option from the next menu. - The next menu prompts for the drive and path for the additional drivers. Insert the EtherDisk diskette and type A:\NDIS\OS2. LANINST copies the appropriate 3Com adapter files to the hard disk and returns to the options menu. - In the Configure Workstation Menu it prompts for adapter and protocol options. In the adapters window, page down until the 3Com EtherLink Family OS/2 menu item appears. Select this item and continue the installation. When the installation is complete, exit the installer. DEC Pathworks ------------- To install DEC Pathworks version 4.1 on a DOS NDIS workstation, DOS must be installed on the target workstation C: drive, or you must have a bootable DOS floppy. Follow these steps: 1. Insert the version 4.1 DOS Client Setup diskette in your floppy drive. 2. Change to that drive and execute the NETSETUP.EXE program. 3. Press [Ctrl]+[F10] twice to change to advanced-operator mode. 4. Follow the screens to select a Transport Protocol. 5. Insert the appropriate diskettes for the selection you made in step 4. 6. Select your network adapter by typing ETHERNET or TOKEN-RING. 7. Select the option (OTHER NDIS) adapters. 8. When prompted for the DRIVE:\PATH\FILENAME for the NDIS driver, type: A:\NDIS\DOS\ELNKMC.DOS 9. When prompted for the full DRIVE:\PATH of the PROTOCOL.INI fragment, type: A:\NDIS\DOS 10. Follow the rest of the installation screens and the procedure for writing the KEY DISK. The NETSETUP program will build the PROTOCOL.INI file for you and modify your startup files to use the adapter you have selected. NOTE: If you are using a 16-bit adapter in DOS Pathworks, you must add the /N parameter to the line in the STARTNET.BAT file that starts the network scheduler. The line usually looks like: %BOOT%\DECNET\sch /h Banyan VINES ------------ To install VINES 5.0 software on a DOS NDIS workstation, follow these instructions. DOS must be installed on the target workstation C: drive, or you must have a bootable DOS floppy. 1. Use the DOS MD command to create a subdirectory called \VINES. 2. Copy the contents of the VINES LAN S/W (DOS) Install diskette into the \VINES subdirectory. 3. Copy the contents of the NDIS subdirectory on the VINES LAN S/W (DOS) 2 of 2 diskette into the \VINES subdirectory. 4. Copy the PROTOCOL.INI fragment from the NDIS\DOS subdirectory on the EtherDisk diskette to the \VINES subdirectory. 5. Edit the PROTOCOL.INI file to read as follows: [PROTOCOL MANAGER] DRIVERNAME = PROTMAN$ [VINES_XIF] DRIVERNAME = NDISBAN$ BINDINGS = ELINKMC [ELINKMC] DRIVERNAME = ELNKMC$ 6. Run the PCCONFIG.EXE program located in the \VINES subdirectory. 7. Select option 1, Network Card Settings. 8. Select the NDIS Ethernet option. 9. The NDIS workstation screen appears. Enter the IRQ that you selected for the EtherLink/MC adapter. 10. Edit the CONFIG.SYS file and add the following lines, substituting A: for C: for a floppy disk installation. DEVICE = C:\VINES\PROTMAN.DOS /I:C:\VINES DEVICE = C:\VINES\ELNKMC.DOS 11. Add the BAN command to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. BAN loads the NDISBAN drivers and reads the PCCONFIG.DB file to invoke changes made during the PCCONFIG stage. Other NDIS-based Installations ------------------------------ Under this NDIS subdirectory are the directories DOS and OS2. These directories contain the 3Com adapter NDIS driver and PROTOCOL.INI fragments for DOS and OS/2. Use these files to install the NDIS driver and create your own PROTOCOL.INI file. (%VER NDIS Readme v3.4b)Download Driver Pack
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