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	      Digital Equipment Corporation
    NetWare Server and Workstation Driver Installation

    Copyright (C) 1996 Digital Equipment Corporation.
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NetWare DOS ODI Server Driver Installation for Novell 3.1x
NOTE: The DE305.LAN DO support	Novell 3.1x and Novell 4.x
The driver DE305.COM is used for the Novell 3.1x and 4.x
network environments. This section describes its installation.
Once fully installed a workstation running this driver can log
into a server running either NetWare v3.1x or v4.x.

Make sure you have the following:

1. Driver Diskette
2. Novell DOS ODI Workstation Services Diskette

Make a backup copy of your Driver Diskette and use the backup
as your working diskette.

Installation Procedure
1. Make sure that your network adapter is proper installed
   and the adapter proper configured to the appropriate
   hardware settings.

2. Run the following commands in the order given below,
   indicating the directory location or path for each command.
   Then press <Enter> after each line to continue.

   lsl	     <Enter>
   de305     <Enter>
   ipxodi    <Enter>

   DE305 is the Digital adapter's workstation driver for the
   Novell 3.1x and 4.x environments.  If problems occur during
   the loading operation error messages will be shown onscreen
   to indicate unsuccessful loading of the driver.

Installation Notes
1. The NET.CFG file is automatically read when driver installation
   is successful. It contains the adapter's hardware and
   software configuration.
2. This file is especially needed when there are more than one
   network adapters installed inside the host PC. In this situation,
   make sure that each adapter's NET.CFG file has an MLID section.
3. The ODI driver parses the NET.CFG file first and recognizes
   the parameter settings in this file as the adapter's default,
   even though it conflicts with the setting stored in the
   EEPROM. In this situation, the adapter will fail to initialize.

Sample NET.CFG File
    INT 5
    PORT 320

See your NetWare 386 Installation Manual for more information
about the NET.CFG file.

4. With the release of NetWare 4.x, Novell has changed the
   setting of the default Ethernet frame type to Ethernet 802.2.
   This is to allow better protocol support. In addition,
   additional features were added, including IPX with checksum,
   security enhancement and protocol independence.

  When using NetWare 4.x, make sure that the frame type is
  bound before logging into the server.

List of Error Messages
This section lists error messages detected when the
driver installation fails.

Error Message:
   "The board cannot be found."
Possible Cause:
   The adapter does not exist, or driver does not
   recognize the adapter.
   Make sure that the adapter is properly plugged
   onto the host PC's slot.

Error Message:
   "Board RAM failed the memory test."
Possible Cause:
   Adapter's RAM buffer failure.
   Replace your network adapter. Call your dealer
   for assistance. Reinstall the adapter, including
   the driver.

Error Message:
   "The board did not respond to the initialization command."
Possible Cause:
   The driver recognizes the adapter, but the adapter
   fails to respond.
   Replace your network adapter. Call your dealer
   for assistance. Reinstall the adapter, including
   the driver.

Error Message:
   "Adapter current mode is not supported or card not found."
Possible Cause:
   The current adapter mode is to NE1000.
   Run the SETUP program and set adapter mode to NE2000.

Error Message:
   "There is no cable connecting to adapter."
Possible Cause:
   There is no cable connected to the adapter;
   or adapter's on-board transceiver failure.
   Check cable connections and run the driver again.

Novell NetWare V3.1x Server Driver Installation

1.   Things You Need
Before you start with the installation process make sure you have
the following :

     a)    Hardware Driver Disk
     b)    Novell NetWare Version 3.11 System Diskette

2.   How To Install O.S. Driver

     a)    Insert  the Acc-10 Hardware Driver Disk into  drive	A
       and check the contents of subdirectory  \NOVELL\SRVODI
       It should contain the following file :

	 DE305.LAN  ÄÄÄ  Novell NetWare V3.11 Server Driver

     b)    Copy  the contents of the Novell NetWare  386  Version
       3.11 System  Diskette  into your  NetWare  386  server
       station	hard  disk.   Please  refer  to  your  Novell
       NetWare 386 Installation Manual for details.

     c)    Copy  the  DE305.LAN file from the Hardware Driver Disk
       into the NetWare server station hard disk.

     d)    Run SERVER.EXE on the server station.  Several NetWare
       messages will be shown on-screen.

     e)    At the NetWare  prompt (indicated by a colon),  run
       the  driver  program, type the following line if using one adapter:

	: LOAD [d:]DE305 Frame=frame_type <Enter>

       or type the following line if more adapters are used:

	: LOAD [d:]DE305 BOARD=board# Frame=frame_type

	where board# starts 0 to 4, because number of adapters supported is 4
	(You can reference the autoexec.ncf example included in the floppy)

	  LOAD DE305 BOARD=0 FRAME=Ethernet_802.3
	  LOAD DE305 BOARD=0 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2
	  LOAD DE305 BOARD=0 FRAME=Ethernet_II

     f)    Bind IPX with LAN driver, at the Netware server prompt,
       type :

	 :BIND IPX DE305 <Enter>

       After  pressing <Enter> the computer prompts  you  for
       the Network Number.  For details on how to assign this
       number,	please consult your NetWare 386  Installation

       If  problems  occur during the binding  process,  your
       screen  will prompt you with error  messages.   Please
       refer to your NetWare 386 manual for details on	these
       messages.   The LAN driver installation	is  completed
       when you see the following message on-screen :

       IPX  LAN  Protocol  bound to  NE Mode vx.xxRxx (yymmdd).

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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.

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  • 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.

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