Accton Technology Corporation Netware Driver Installation Overview For EN2212 Ethernet PCMCIA Adapters Copyright (C) 1993, 1994, 1995 by Accton Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. This README file is an explanation of the files contained in the \NETWARE subdirectory of this diskette. For more information, please refer to the "NOVELL NetWare ODI Shell for DOS" manual. LSL.COM: This file implements the Link Support Layer for DOS/ODI workstations and is the program that is generally loaded first after booting. The Link Support Layer file enables the workstation to communicate over several protocols. IPXODI.COM: This is Novell's protocol stack for DOS/ODI workstations. It performs the same functions what IPX.COM does for DOS workstations. It is loaded after the LAN driver. Other protocols can be loaded in place of it or along with it. This is one of the key features of the ODI environment. NETx.COM: NetWare Network program. If you use You Need ------------------------------------------ Conventional memory NETx.COM Expanded memory EMSNETx.EXE (LIM 4.0 EMS Compatible) Extended memory XMSNETx.EXE (XMS 2.0 compatible) NETBIOS.EXE Netbios emulation program (INT 5CH interface) allows you to run Netbios application programs based on the NETBIOS.EXE interface. The running sequence is: 1. IPX shell driver ACCOPEN.EXE /INT=5 /PORT=300 --> PCMCIA Enabler IPX.COM NETBIOS.EXE --> netbios emulation interface ... 2. DOS/ODI driver LSL.COM ACCOPEN.EXE /INT=5 /PORT=300 --> PCMCIA Enabler PCMMLID.COM --> Accton DOS/ODI driver IPXODI.COM NETBIOS.EXE ... If the DOS/ODI driver PCMMLID executed successfully, it would display the adapter mode and configuration information. Otherwise you would see an error message and the cause of the failure. Note the PCMCIA Adapter must be enabled by ACCOPEN.EXE before issuing the PCMMLID.COM command. Here is the list of error messages the driver may display and the correction method: * "The board cannot be found." The adapter does not exist or the driver does not recognize the adapter. Correction: Insert an Accton PCMCIA adapter into the slot. * "Board RAM failed the memory test." The RAM buffer on the adapter failed. Correction: Insert a new adapter and run the driver again. * "The board did not respond to the initialization command." The driver recognized the adapter but the adapter failed to respond. Correction: Insert a new adapter and run the driver again. * "There is no cable connecting to the adapter." There is no cable connecting to the adapter or the transceiver within the adapter failed. Correction: Connect the cable to the adapter and run the driver again. Normally, you do not need a NET.CFG file because the established defaults are adequate for your network. One exception is when your workstation has more than one network adapters. In this case, for each adapter, there must exist a MLID section in the NET.CFG file. Note: ODI driver always parses your NET.CFG file first. The configuration in NET.CFG takes precedence over the parameter settings stored in the internal memory of the adapter. Below is a sample NET.CFG file: LINK DRIVER PCMMLID INT 5 PORT 300 : : You can consult "NetWare 386 Installation, Appendix E" for more information about NET.CFG. Novell has already changed the Ethernet default frame type to 802.2 starting with the release of NetWare v4.0. The move has to be made to enable it to better support future protocol and networking features. Some of these features are IPX with checksum, security enhancements, and protocol independence. Following this change, the default frame type of DOS/ODI driver is Ethernet 802.2 when there is no protocol binding in NET.CFG file. In this case, if your server is not NetWare v4.0, please make sure the Ethernet 802.2 frame type has been bound before logging in.Download Driver Pack
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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