NW4X.TXT Driver File Contents (Compex.zip)

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       |       Compex RE100ATX 10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter       |
       |        (C) Copyright PDS, 2002. All Rights Reserved.         |
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  DESCRIPTION
  ===========

1. NetWare v4.x ODI Server Driver, RE100.LAN
   
     This Ethernet driver is for NetWare v4.x File Servers and complies to
     Novell ODI (Open Data-Link Interface) Specifications.
     
2. Installation Hardware and Software Requirements:

   A.  Hardware Requirements:

         o An IBM-compatible personal computer with 80386 or higher
           microprocessor with PCI bus.

         o Compex RE100ATX\WOL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

   B. Bios Requirements:

         o Fully compliant Rev. 2.0, 2.1 PCI BIOS supplied with the PC.


3. Supplied Files:

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  NW4X.TXT        This File
                  -------------------------------------------------------
  RE100.LAN      RE100ATX Novell NetWare ODI server driver.
                  -------------------------------------------------------
  RE100.LDI      Novell network installation file for RE100.LAN driver
                  -------------------------------------------------------
  ETHERTSM.NLM    Novell TSM needed to run the ODI LAN server driver
                  -------------------------------------------------------
  MSM.NLM         Novell MSM needed to run the ODI LAN server driver
                  -------------------------------------------------------
  NBI.NLM         Novell NBI needed to run the ODI LAN server driver
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 INSTALLATION GUIDE 
 ==================

NOTE: (!!!IMPORTANT!!!)
       - In Netware Server 4.X, , the following statement MUST be added:

           SET RESERVED BUFFERS BELOW 16MEG = 200
           SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 150

       in the STARTUP.NCF and then restart the server.

  A. Server Driver On NetWare 4.X OS,

 *************************************************************************
   Note:
    If your NetWare server has not run the NetWare Loader patch, on loading
    the NBI.NLM module, a warning message will be display as shown below,

    " This version of NetWare does not support protected mode BIOS access.
      Without a loader patch some PCI driver may fail"
    
    RE100ATX will work correctly with or without this patch.
    You can ignore the message or apply the patch to the server.
    See A:\NW4.X\4XLDR\4XLDR.TXT file for instructions.
  **************************************************************************

 NetWare 4.10 and NW4.11 environment
 ===================================
 
       a) Install Novell NetWare v4.1x operating system into your
          server station hard disk.

          Copy the file or run to extract the file NLM4X.EXE to the
          NetWare boot directory.
                 e.g C:\NWSERVER> A:\NW4.x\NLM4X.EXE
          The support NLMs file will be automatically extracted to
          the local hard disk NetWare boot directory.

  * Note:If you are running NW v4.11 or higher and if the NLMs from
         NetWare cdrom or update disks are newer copy these files.
         From drive A:\NW4.X copt only RE100.LAN driver.

       b) Run SERVER.EXE.

       c) At the NetWare prompt, run INSTALL.NLM by typing:

            : LOAD INSTALL <Enter>

       d) By default, press <Enter> to select "Driver Options".

       e) A "Driver Option" menu box will appear.
          Select "Configure network drivers" option and then press
          <Enter> key.

       f) In the "Additional Driver Actions" box, choose "Select a driver"
          option. Press <Insert> to load a LAN driver not listed.

       g) Press <F3> to specify the directory path of the LAN
          driver and press <Enter>:
                 e.g.
                       A:\NW4.X       <Enter>

          "Compex RE100ATX\WOL PCI Fast Ethernet MLID" will
          be displayed.
          Press <Enter> to select the driver listed.

       h) RE100.LAN and RE100.LDI will be copied to the server
          System directory.

       i) A driver configuration option screen will be displayed.
          Select the appropriate options.

          To select the frame type you want to use, highlight "RE100
          Protocols" box and press <F3>. Mark the frame type that you
          want to use and press <F10> to save the settings.

       j) After selecting the parameters, choose the "Save parameters
          and load driver" option to load the LAN driver.


 Netware 4.0x environment
 ========================

       a) Install Novell NetWare v4.0x operating system into your
          server station hard disk.

       b) Run SERVER.EXE.

       c) At the NetWare prompt, run INSTALL.NLM by typing:

            : LOAD INSTALL <Enter>

       d) Select "Maintenance/Selective Install."

       e) Go to "LAN Driver Options."
          Press <Insert> to load a LAN driver not listed.
     
       f) Press <F3> to specify the directory path of the LAN
          driver and press <Enter>:
                e.g.
                       A:\NW4.X       <ÄÄÙ Enter

          "Compex RE100ATX\WOL PCI Fast Ethernet MLID" will be
          displayed.
          Press <Enter> to load the driver listed.

       g) Copy RE100.LAN and RE100.LDI into the system
          directory.

       h) A driver configuration options screen will be displayed.
          Select the appropriate options.

       i) Press <F10> to load the LAN driver. NetWare will automatically
          bind and generate the unique network address for each frame
          it binds.

       j) Server is now ready to service the workstations.



Running multiple RE100ATX PCI adapters in the NetWare server
===========================================================

Note:- When loading the driver manually in NW v4.11, do the following
       before loading the RE100.LAN.

        LOAD MSM
        LOAD ETHERTSM
        LOAD C:\NWSERVER\RE100 Slot=n  (loading from local hard disk)
     or LOAD A:\NW4.X\RE100 Slot=n    (or loading from floppy disk)

The process loads Novell latest MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM from NW v4.11

To automatically load RE100.LAN in the server, you have to add the
following lines in Autoexec.ncf file:

        Load MSM
        Load Ethertsm
        Load RE100 SLOT=nnn1 name=RE100_1
        Load RE100 SLOT=nnn2 name=RE100_2
        Load RE100 SLOT=nnn3 name=RE100_3
        Load REL100 SLOT=nnn4 name=RE100_4
        Bind IPX RE100_1 net=xxxxxxx1
        Bind IPX RE100_2 net=xxxxxxx2
        Bind IPX RE100_3 net=xxxxxxx3
        Bind IPX RE100_4 net=xxxxxxx4

where,
   nnn1,nnn2,nnn3,and nnn4 are the Slot Number for each adapter.

   xxxxxxx1,xxxxxx2,xxxxxx3,xxxxxx4 are unique ipx network addresses
   bound to each card. Can be any hex number of 1 to 8 digits.


To load multiple frame types support for one card, type as follows:-
        Load MSM
        Load ETHERTSM
        Load RE100 SLOT=nnn1 Frame=Ethernet_802.2 name=RE100_1f1
        Load RE100 SLOT=nnn1 Frame=Ethernet_802.3 name=RE100_1f2
        Bind IPX RE100_1f1 net=xxxxxxx5
        Bind IPX RE100_1f2 net=xxxxxxx6

Line 1 and 3 shows RE100ATX adapter is loaded at Slot Number nnn1
and bound with frame type Ethernet_802.2 with ipx network address xxxxxx5

Line 2 and 4 shows the same RE100ATX adapter is loaded and bound with
frame type Ethenret_802.3 with ipx network address xxxxxx6

NOTE: (!!!IMPORTANT!!!)
       - In Netware Server 4.X, , the following statement MUST be added:

           SET RESERVED BUFFERS BELOW 16MEG = 200
           SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 150

       in the STARTUP.NCF and then restart the server.



  B. Client32 for WIN95
   Please refer to 32odi.txt.


 Driver Options
 ============== 

  1. If you want to install two or more adapters, you can type:
        :LOAD RE100 SLOT=n
 
     * where n is the SLOT number. If you do not know the slot number, 
       just type "LOAD RE100", a list of Slot Number for the adapters
       will be displayed, you need to select a desired Slot Number from 
       the screen.

  2. Line speed and Duplex mode can be set as follows:
        :Load RE100 Slot=n  MEDIUMTYPE=100FULL

                  (Default is AUTO. Options:10HALF, 10FULL, 100HALF, 100FULL)

       This adapter can be in half or full duplex mode. In half duplex mode,
       RE100TX can only either transmit or receive at any one time.
       In full duplex mode, RE100ATX can transmit and receive at the same time.

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