DE305 DIGITAL EtherWORKS ISA Adapter NDIS Driver Installation Overview ==================================== Copyright (C) 1996 by Digital Equipment Corp. All rights reserved. The driver you need are in the directories MSLANMAN.DOS. The NDIS drivers contained in this subdirectories are used with 3Com 3+Open, Microsoft OS/2 LAN Manager OEM distribution, Release 1.x or 2.x, and other compatible OEM versions of LAN Manager. The drivers named DE305 conform to the Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) defined by Microsoft/3Com. Included in MSLANMAN.DOS subdirectories are the following files: \MSLANMAN.DOS\ README.TXT This readme File \MSLANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\ETHERNET\DE305\ DE305.DOS The DOS NDIS MAC driver PROTOCOL.INI A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file \MSLANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\NIF\ DE305.NIF Network Information File Verifying Installation ---------------------- Verify for proper adapter installation by running the diagnostic program using 1STEP. Note that only runs under DOS and will not run under the OS/2 environment. Sample PROTOCOL.INI Files and Parameters ---------------------------------------- [NDIS2_NIF] ; Default section of protocol.ini file for the Digital Adapter drivername = DE305$ irq = 3 iobase = 0x300 ; End of this sample file There are several parameters included in the NDIS2_NIF section of the PROTOCOL.INI file. However, the only parameter that you should specify is the "drivername." If you change other parameter settings, such as the IOBASE or IRQ, make sure that it matches the hardware setting. Otherwise, the adapter may fail. If you don't specify these settings, Digital's NDIS driver will automatically detect them. irq Specifies the interrupt channel used by the adapter. Acceptable values for this parameter are 2/9, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 ,and 15. However, some of the mentioned Digital adapters do not support all the acceptable values. iobase Specifies the iobase address used by the adapter. This parameter is given in hexadecimal values. Acceptable value for this parameter are 0x200, 0x220, 0x240, 0x260, 0x280, 0x2a0, 0x2c0, 0x2e0, 0x300, 0x320, 0x340, 0x360, 0x380, 0x3a0, 0x3c0, 0x3e0. List of Additional Parameters in the PROTOCOL.INI file for the NDIS Driver Configuration ------------------------------------------------------ Note that values for the following parameters are seldom changed by the user. Most of the time the default values are used. Keyword Parameter MaxMultiCast 1 .. 1000 Default 10 Maximum number of MultiCast Addresses. This configures the size of the MultiCast Address Table. MaxRequests 6 .. 64 Default 8 Maximum number of outstanding General Requests. This configures the size of the General Request Queue. MaxTransmits 6 .. 64 Default 12 Maximum number of outstanding TransmitChain commands. This configures the size of the TransmitChain Request Queue. ReceiveChains 6 .. 96 Default 12 Maximum number of outstanding ReceiveChain commands. This configures the size of the ReceiveChain Request Queue. ReceiveBuffers 6 .. 96 Default 12 Configures the number of the Receive buffers in the Receive Buffer Pool. TransmitBufSize 128 .. 1514 Default 1514 Configures the size (in bytes) of buffers in the Transmit Buffer Pool. Troubleshooting and Error Messages ---------------------------------- To check for problems, please run the Test Adapter option from 1Step. Error Message: ERROR: Adapter card not found or I/O port error. Possible Causes: 1. The adapter is not installed correctly in its slot. 2. I/O port failure due to incompatibility between the computer and the card Solution: Run the 1Step program to determine reason for the error. Error Message: DE305-Error-01: Incorrect Media Setting or Bad Transceiver Possible Causes: 1. The transceiver failure. 2. Cable breaks. 3. Loose cable connection. Solution: Run 1Step's diagnostic program to determine the cause of the problem. --- All trademarks or brand names mentioned are properties of their respective companies. -- THE END --Download Driver Pack
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Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
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