Readme.txt Driver File Contents (ds-360p2.exe)

Driver Package File Name: ds-360p2.exe
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DIGITAL RoamAbout DS/PC Card Software Version: V3.60          June 15, 1997
(Same as V3.50, except for the README files.)
(Using the WaveLAN Technology)

RoamAbout DS/PC Card Software comprises drivers, configuration tools and 
diagnostic tools. This readme.txt contains information that pertains to 
this software but was not available at the time that the User's Guide 
was printed.

The kit now includes two floppies.  The first is for DOS and Windows 3.1x
systems and the second is for Windows 95 and Windows NT based systems.
The Windows 95 / NT floppy has readme files on it, readme95.txt and 
readmeNT.txt, respectively.


The DOS/Windows 3.1x kit, has not changed, other than the readme files from

These README file contains information on installing the drivers on a 
DOS & Windows 3.1x system.  Refer to the Readme95 & ReadmeNT for assistance
in installing on a Windows 95 & NT system.


               Table of Contents:

        1. Installation notes
        2. Technical Constraints
        3. Certified Notebooks
        4. Known potential problems
        5. Currently unsupported functions
        6. Software versions
        7. RoamAbout Client Driver Command Line Options
        8. RoamAbout Access Point MIBs
        9. Technical Support


1. Installation notes.

1.1 RoamAbout DS Installation.

   If Card Services & Socket Services (CS&SS) is installed on your Notebook
   computer, run the Network Installation program first as supplied by the 
   Network supplier.  Then run the Install program (INSTALL.EXE) provided
   on this diskette.  The Install program will take care of the 
   Client Driver installation and the specific RoamAbout parameters.

   If CS&SS is not available, install CS&SS first.  As an alternative, you 
   can also install the RoamAbout Point Enabler as described in the User's 
   Guide.  In this case, execute the batch file CPY2HDSK.  This will copy 
   the drivers and utilities to your hard drive.  When executing this batch 
   file you need to give it an input of the destination directory 

   After installing, you can then make a Utilities disk by executing
   UTL2BOOT (no parameters).  You need to execute this from the directory
   that you installed the software to.  This will make a DOS bootable 

2. Technical Constraints.

2.1 ODI.

   As the ODI driver is built to include the latest NetWare technologies, it
   requires an up-to-date protocol stack.  LSL should be version 2.11 or 
   higher, IPXODI, NETX or the VLMs should be of the same level.
   To use new functions in the ODI driver, and to optimize the usage of
   conventional memory, using VLMs is recommended.

   As this version of the NetWare protocol stack may not yet be available at
   your location, we have provided the latest update of this software on the
   RoamAbout installation diskette. These files are not copied to your
   hard disk during the installation.  If you need these, you can copy them
   to your hard disk with the following command:
   xcopy a:\vlm\*.* c:\roamabt\vlm\ 
   Then execute VLMUP.BAT (available in the VLM subdirectory) to extract all 
   NetWare information. Read VLMUP4.TXT for information on how to install 
   this software. If you do not have the Novell VLM stack implemented, 
   run the standard Novell Client Installation program as provided with 
   your NetWare Operating System before doing this upgrade, or copy only 
   LSL.COM and IPXODI.COM from these updates.

2.2 Phantom binding.

   The RoamAbout drivers on this diskette, if used in combination with Card
   Services & Socket Services, support Phantom binding. This means that
   the network software may be started without the RoamAbout card actually
   inserted in a PCMCIA slot.  This functionality is also dependent on the 
   support of the Network Operating System, it may not operate correctly 
   in all environments.
   Windows for Workgroups in combination with the NDIS driver may
   cause WfW to hang in the Start-up screen. If this happens on your system,
   make sure the RoamAbout card is inserted in the PCMCIA slot and the 
   Antenna Module is connected before starting Windows.

3. Certified Notebooks.

   The number of Notebooks on which RoamAbout DS/PC Card has been certified 
   is growing constantly. In the past we have included a list, but with the
   number of Notebooks coming onto the market every week, there is no way
   to keep a list upto date.

   Provided that the Notebook/Laptop supports Card & Socket Services (under
   MS-DOS) or is running Windows 95 or Windows NT, they should all work
   provided that they can supply the 3 watts (600mA) for the RoamAbout 915 
   and the 2 watts (400mA) for the RoamAbout 2400 at the PCMCIA interface.
4. Known potential problems.

4.1 System Power Management.

   The Power Management of your system may interfere with the correct
   operation of some applications. If an application appears to
   be hanging, you may try to remove and re-insert the RoamAbout card. 
   If this problem occurs regularly, it is advised to disable your system's 
   Power Management.

4.2 IPC Porta-PC P5E-486/DSTN.

   On the IPC Porta-PC P5E-486/DSTN, the RoamAbout drivers will not operate
   correctly in combination with CS&SS.  More information about this is not
   yet available at the time of the release of this software.

4.3 OEMSETUP.INF not compatible with IBM DOS Requester.

   The file OEMSETUP.INF supplied on this disk is suitable for use with 
   Windows For Workgroups. It can however not be used for IBM DOS Requester.
   To install IBM DOS Requester copy OEMSETUP.IBM to OEMSETUP.INF. The disk 
   is now ready for IBM DOS Requester installation. To make this disk 
   suitable for Windows For Workgroups again copy OEMSETUP.WFW back to 

4.4 AT&T 3115 PenPC.

   On the AT&T 3115 PenPC the IRQ line is hardwired. Only an IRQ of 13 is 
   supported. In case the enabler is used see the user's guide for 
   information on how to specify an IRQ of 13. In case Card & Socket 
   Services is used see section 7 of this readme file on how to specify an 
   IRQ of 13 for the RoamAbout Client Driver.

4.5 Updating existing PC to run with C&SS.

   When using Windows for Workgroups, you will need to go into the Network
   Icon group and remove the driver and then go and reinstall it from this
   new kit.  There are some PROTOCOL.INI parameters that have changed. 

   After you reinstall the driver, you then need to run A:INSTALL from 
   this disk.

5. Currently unsupported functions.

   Power Management is not available in the NDIS driver.

6. Software versions.

   The following software is provided on this diskette:

DOS/Windows 3.1x disk   

   DOS ODI Driver:                      WVLAN05.COM  version 3.06

   DOS NDIS 2 driver:                   WVLAN09.DOS  version 4.10

   CS&SS Client Driver:                 WAVECLI.EXE  version 1.05

   Enabler:                             ENABLER.SYS  version 2.7

   CS&SS based Installation program:    INSTALL.EXE  version 1.04

   non-CS&SS installation utilities:    INSTCONF.EXE version 2.02
                                        SETCONF.EXE  version 1.03

   Point to Point Diagnostic Utility:   PTPDIAG.EXE  version 4.19

   Frequency Select Utility:            WFREQSEL.EXE version 1.18

   WaveMONITOR Diagnostic Utility:      WMONITOR.EXE version 2.12

   Netware VLM protocol stack:          VLMUP4.EXE 

   DIGITAL RoamAbout Access Point MIBS  MIBS.EXE

Windows 95/NT disk   

   Windows 95 & NT Driver               WVLAN22.SYS  version 1.17
                                        WVLAN22.INF  Info file for 95
                                        OEMSETUP.INF Info file for NT
                                        WVLAN22.DLL  DLL file for NT
                                        WVLAN22.HLP  Help file for NT
                                        WV2UIF.VXD   File for 95

   Diagnostics Utilities 95/NT          SETUP.EXE (self installing)
                                         WMAN_CL.EXE  Diagnostic Utility
                                         WMAN_CL.HLP  Help module for Utility

   Readme file for Windows 95           README95.TXT
   Readme file for Windows NT           READMENT.TXT

7.  RoamAbout Client Driver Command Line Options.

The following command line options are available for the RoamAbout DS  
client driver. This driver is installed in the CONFIG.SYS by the RoamAbout
Installation program when running with C&SS.



Switch        Meaning                                                 
/IRQ=X        Specifies the IRQ (hex value) to be used for the 
              RoamAbout PC Card. This switch can be used if the IRQ which
              is automatically assigned by Card Services somehow does not 
              seem to work on your machine, or if you want the card to use
              a specific IRQ.

/PORT=XYZ     Specifies the base address (hex value) of the I/O ports to be 
              used for the RoamAbout PC Card. This switch can be used if 
              the PORT which is automatically assigned by Card Services 
              somehow does not seem to work on your machine, or if you want
              the card to use a specific PORT. XYZ should be a multiple
              of 8, e.g. 300, 308, 310, 318 etc.

/IBM          This switch may be needed with some versions of IBM Card and
              Socket Services.

/F            This switch disables the resource reservation mechanism of 
              the RoamAbout Client Driver. It can be used if your version of
              Card Services does not support the resource reservation 
              function. You may have to use this switch if you have a very 
              old version of Card Services. If used, you should also 
              startup your machine with the RoamAbout PC Card present.

/V            This switch instructs the RoamAbout Client Driver to display 
              informational messages to the screen. In case you have a 
              problem, we advise you to turn this switch on and record 
              the messages displayed by the RoamAbout Client Driver before
              calling for support.

8. RoamAbout Access Point MIBS.

   If you plan to use an SNMP Management station to manage your Access
   Points, we have included the appropriate MIBS on this RoamAbout 
   software diskette.  You will need to build them on your management 

   In addition to these MIBS for your SNMP Management station, you will
   find a RoamAbout Access Point configurator utility on our WWW site, 
   at no charge.
9. Technical Support.

   If you encounter problems when installing or using this product or have 
   questions about our other RoamAbout products, you can reach DIGITAL
   customer support at the following number:

         Telephone:     1-800-354-9000 (then choose option #2, sofware)
   You can always consult our BBS (Bulletin Board Service) and WWW (World 
   Wide Web) page to see if new versions of the software are available

        The RoamAbout Wireless LANs specific Home Page is at:

        The DIGITAL's Networks Home Page is at:

        The Networks BBS number is:

         1-978-506-5777 (after Nov 10, 1997)
Copyright Digital Equipment Corporation 1995.
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