Digital Equipment Corporation NetWare Server and Workstation Driver Installation ================================================== Copyright (C) 1996 Digital Equipment Corporation. All rights reserved. NetWare DOS ODI Server Driver Installation for Novell 4.x ========================================================== 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. Requirements ------------ 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> Note ---- 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 ------------------- LINK DRIVER DE305 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. Solution: 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. Solution: 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. Solution: 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. Solution: 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. Solution: Check cable connections and run the driver again. Novell NetWare V4.x Server Driver Installation =============================================== Requirements ------------ Make sure you have the following: 1. Driver Diskette 2. Novell DOS ODI Workstation Services Diskette Installation Procedure ---------------------- 1. Insert the Driver Diskette that comes with the package into drive A: and check the contents of the subdirectory \NOVELL\SRVODI It should have the following files: DE305.LAN ----> your Novell NetWare v4.x Server Driver DE305.LDI ----> your Novell NetWare v4.x Server Driver configuration file 2. At the NetWare prompt (indicated by the Server name), run the INSTALL.NLM program by typing: server name: LOAD INSTALL <Enter> 3. Follow screen instruction to complete the process. Respond to prompts displayed on the screen. Select the following items in the order given below. Press <Enter> to confirm each choice: Maintenance/Selective Install <Enter> LAN Driver Options (Configure/Load/...) <Enter> 4. Press the <Ins> key to insert other drivers you wish to install. 5. Press <F3> to display the driver loading path as follows: A:\NOVELL\SRVODI <Enter> 6. The DE305.LAN will appear as an item under the "Select a LAN Driver" menu. Choose the correct board number and Select it to load the driver and start the binding process. This will allow you to load and bind all 4 frame types supported by NetWare. 7. Next time you reboot your NetWare 4.x server, do so by following steps 2 to 4 above. TRADEMARKS ========== All trademarks or brand names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. ==End==Download Driver Pack
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Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
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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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