nwodidos.txt Driver File Contents (sp12778.exe)

   DOS ODI Client


Location of Driver:  \DOS\E100BODI.COM

Quick Installation

Use the Automatic setup option in the SETUP utility on the
Configuration and Drivers disk to quickly and easily install the ODI
driver using NETX. For workstations using VLM's, see the VLM client
section below.

NOTE: This version of E100BODI.COM requires VLM client version 1.21 
or higher. You can download this version from Novell's electronic 
services. It is comprised of 6 archives named VLM121_x.EXE where x 
equals 1-6.

Sample configuration files

   NETX or VLM (VLM's for NetWare 4.1 or 3.12)

NET.CFG (for 802.3 clients - generally NetWare 3.11 servers):
      FRAME ETHERNET_802.3

NET.CFG (for 802.2 clients - generally NetWare 3.12 and 4.1 servers):
      FRAME ETHERNET_802.2

General Installation for NetWare 3.11/3.12 Clients

All the files necessary to connect to the NetWare servers are supplied
on the Configuration and Drivers disk. Newer versions of the shell
files (LSL.COM, IPXODI.COM, NETX.EXE) may be available from Novell.

1  From the \DOS directory on the Configuration and Drivers disk,
   copy the following files onto your hard drive:  LSL.COM,

2  Add the commands to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file as shown above under the
   Sample Configuration Files section. Make sure you change to the
   subdirectory where the drivers are loaded before executing the files.
   In the example above, the drivers are located in the NWCLIENT

3  Edit the NET.CFG file per your requirements.

   If you don't know which frame type to load, type CONFIG at your file
   server console to see which frame type your file server is loading
   and load one of these frame types on the workstation.

   If you list two or more NetWare frame types in the NET.CFG, the first
   frame type will bind to the IPX protocol.

   The NET.CFG file should be in the same directory as the adapter

   If you're running EMM386, make sure you are using v4.49 or later.
   It's the version that ships with DOS 6.22.

4  Reboot the computer and the drivers will load and connect you to the

General Instructions for IntranetWare 4.11 Client with VLMs
The installation of the NetWare 4.11 client software is much easier than
earlier versions. The installation procedure transfers files to a
specific directory on the workstation and creates or modifies existing
configuration files to fit your specific needs. The installation
utility, INSTALL.EXE, is located on the IntranetWare distribution CD in 
The install program is also located in \PUBLIC\CLIENT\DOSWIN on
the server. NetWare 3.12 does not automatically create this directory on
the server during installation.

General Instructions for NetWare 4.1/3.12 Client with VLMs

Installation procedure for NetWare 4.1/3.12 client with VLMs

1  Run INSTALL.EXE on the workstation you are configuring. It can be
   found on the NetWare Workstation for DOS disk.
         Note: INSTALL.EXE must be version 1.22 or greater. This version
               is supplied with IntranetWare 4.11.

2  The NetWare Client Install program screen appears. You must complete
   each of the options as they are specific to your needs.

   Step #1:  Specifies the directory on the hard drive that you want to
   install the client software. The default directory is C:\NWCLIENT.
   You can specify another directory if you desire.

   Step #2:  Gives you the option to automatically update the CONFIG.SYS
   and the AUTOEXEC.BAT files or modify them at a later time manually.

   Step #3:  Installs Windows software for your system if your
   workstation supports Windows and asks you to specify the directory
   where Windows is located.  You will also have the option to customize
   for Windows.

   Step #4:  Gives you the option to configure your workstation for
   back-up by a NetWare server.

   Step #5:  Asks you to select a network driver and provide
   configuration options. It uses the specifications you select to
   create the NET.CFG file. Do NOT select a Driver from the list Novell
   provides, rather choose OTHER DRIVER and insert the PRO/100+ adapter
   Configuration and Drivers disk.  Select the Intel PRO/100+ LAN
   Adapter.  There are four configurable settings:
      Frame Type: You must set the frame type to match the file server.
      Adapter Node Address: (optional) Changes the Node Address to a
      local address.

      Force Duplex Mode: Sets the duplex mode of the driver.

                  0 = auto-negotiate  (default, PRO/100+ TX adapter)
                  1 = half duplex     (default, PRO/100B T4 adapter)
                  2 = full duplex
         Note: If Duplex Mode is set to full, the Line Speed defaults to
               10 Mbps. Also, the PRO/100B T4 and PRO/10+ PCI adapters 
               do not support auto-negotiate.
      Line Speed: (optional) Sets the line speed to either 10 or 100
      Mbps. If you don't use this parameter, the driver automatically
      detects the network speed.

   Step #6:  The install program copies the appropriate files to your
   hard drive. This is the final step.

3  Be sure to add LASTDRIVE=Z to your CONFIG.SYS file and FIRST NETWORK
   DRIVE=F in the NET.CFG file under the Netware DOS Requester section.

Hints and Tips

1  Promiscuous mode support

   E100BODI.COM is written to Novell's 4.0 assembly specification. As
   such, it does not include a receive monitor stack. If promiscuous
   mode support is needed with a receive monitor stack, you must load
   the file RXMONSTK.COM after LSL.COM and before E100BODI.COM. This
   file is included in the VLM client kit.

2  This version of E100BODI.COM requires VLM client version 1.21 or
   higher. Attempting to use an older version of the VLM client may
   cause connection problems, slow response or computer system lock-ups. 

3   NET.CFG optional parameters

    Note: The PRO/100B T4 adapter does not support full duplex at 100
          Mbps. It does support full duplex at 10 Mbps. The PRO/100B
          TX adapter and all versions of the PRO/100+ adapters support
          full duplex at 10 and 100 Mbps. The PRO/10+ PCI supports full
          duplex on the TPE connector only and does not support 
          autonegotiation. It will default to half duplex unless forced.

      Syntax: FORCEDUPLEX n

      Where n=  0 auto-negotiate (PRO/100+ TX adapter only)
                1 half duplex
                2 full duplex
      Note: If the adapter is set to half or full duplex, set the SPEED
            parameter to either 10 or 100 (see SPEED below).

      Duplex modes:

      Auto-negotiate:  The adapter negotiates with the switch/hub how
      to send/receive packets, either full or half duplex. If
      unsuccessful at negotiating the duplex, the adapter defaults to
      half duplex.

      Note: The PRO/100B T4 adapter does not support auto-negotiate.

      Full duplex:  The adapter sends and receives packets at the same
      time. This improves the performance of your adapter. Set duplex
      mode to full duplex ONLY if you have a switch that supports full

      Half duplex:  The adapter performs one operation at a time. It
      either sends or receives.

      Default:   auto-negotiation    (PRO/100+ TX adapter)
                 half duplex         (PRO/100B T4 adapter)

      The PRO/100+ TX adapter has the added ability to "talk" to the
      switch/hub and determine at which mode to communicate (either 
      full or half duplex). This is called auto-negotiation. You must 
      have an auto-negotiating switch/hub (an Nway* switch) to get 
      full duplex support with the FORCEDUPLEX parameter set to 0 


      PRO/100+ TX (100 Mbps full duplex):
               FORCEDUPLEX 2  (Sets adapter to full duplex)
               SPEED 100      (See SPEED parameter below)

      PRO/100+ TX (10 Mbps full duplex):
               FORCEDUPLEX 2 (Sets adapter to full duplex)
               SPEED 10

      PRO/100B T4 (100 Mbps full duplex): Not Supported

      PRO/100B T4 (10 Mbps full duplex):
               FORCEDUPLEX 2 (Sets adapter to full duplex)
               SPEED 10
      Note: Use auto-negotiate for full duplex support only when the
            adapter is connected to a switch that fully supports Nway 
            auto negotiation specification.


        Specifies the speed the driver uses. If you don't use this
        parameter, the driver automatically detects the network speed.
        If no cable is attached, the driver defaults to 10 Mbps.
        Note: If you don't have a auto-negotiating hub and are forcing
              the duplex mode, specify the speed to either 10 or 100
              using this parameter.

         If you use this parameter, the driver operates at the specified
         speed instead of automatically detecting network speed.

         Syntax:  SPEED n  (n = 10 or 100)

         Default: none, the adapter automatically senses speed.


        Represents the threshold for transmits from extender SRAM
        FIFO (output buffer).

        Syntax: TXTHRESHOLD n (n = number of 8 bytes). For example, 16
        represents 16x8 (or 128 bytes). In this case, the LAN controller
        transmits after copying 128 bytes from the host memory.

        Default: dynamically set

        The maximum number that you can specify is 200 (200x8=1600
        bytes) which ensures there will not be any underruns.


        This parameter determines whether the driver enables early
        receives. Early receives allows a frame to start being processed
        before it is completely received in to host memory. It boosts

        Syntax: EARLYRECV n

        Where n=  0 disables early receives
                  1 enables early receives

        Default: early receives enabled


        This parameter enables or disables interrupt sharing mode of the
        driver. It has the capability to automatically select the
        enabled or disabled state depending on system configuration. If
        the IRQ assigned to the driver is not being shared with another
        device, then interrupt sharing is disabled.  If the IRQ assigned
        to the driver is being shared, then the interrupt sharing is

        Syntax: IRQMODE n

        Where n=  0 automatically selects interrupt sharing mode
                  1 interrupt sharing is disabled
                  2 interrupt sharing is enabled

        Default: 0 automatically selects


        Specifies a local administered address (LAA) unique to
        each adapter.  The node address is a 12-digit hexadecimal
        number; the second digit must be one of the following digits: 2,
        6, A, E.

        Syntax: NODE ADDRESS 02AA12345678

        02AA => LAA, 02 is set by the driver if not specified.
        00A0 => Typical Intel address (default)


        Configures the adapter to process the valid NetWare Ethernet
        frame types.

        Syntax:  FRAME n

        n = Ethernet_802.2

        Default: Ethernet_802.2


        Indicates the standard protocol in use.

        Syntax: Protocol IPX E0 Ethernet_802.2

        Values: E0=Ethernet_802.2

NetWare DOS Requester

FIRST NETWORK DRIVE: (Used only with the VLM.EXE). Indicates the first
         network drive available in the client system.
   Note: If you use FIRST NETWORK DRIVE, the last line in the CONFIG.SYS
         file must read: LASTDRIVE=Z

Detailed example

   SPEED 100
   NODE ADDRESS 02xxxxxxxxxx

In addition, the NET.CFG file can contain the following optional


     ***         ***         ***         ***          ***         ***

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • 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.

  • 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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