Nw56.txt Driver File Contents (vt6122_220.zip)

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**  VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
** 
**  ODI Driver (CHSM, Specification v1.11) for 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 6.5 Servers
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**  v1.10    Sep, 2003
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**

Introduction:
=============

  The Gigabit Ethernet Adapter ODI Driver for NetWare Servers confirms to 
  the Novell Open Data-Link Interface (ODI) specification. This document 
  shows you how to setup the driver and how to use the enhanced functions 
  by setting the custom keywords.


Contents of the Subdirectory:
=============================

    GETNWSC.LAN         The ODI driver for NetWare 5.0,5.1,6.0 and 6.5 Servers.
    GETNWSC.LDI         The installation information file.
    NW56.TXT            This file.

Installation:
=============

  Before starting with the installation process, make sure that the adapter
  is properly installed and configured. You can use the diagnostic program
  (A:\SETUP.EXE) in DOS mode to make sure your connection with the network is
  correct.

  Using Server Install utility:
  -----------------------------
    For Netware 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, execute the NWconfig program:
    1) On the server console:
        NWConfig <Enter>

    2) Choose "Driver Option/Configure network drivers/Load an additional driver".

    3) Press the <Ins> key to install the driver which is not on the list.

    4) Press <F3> to specify a different path and press <Enter>.

    5) The FETNWSC.LAN should appear on the selection list. Press <Enter> to
       choose it.

    6) You can choose "Select/Modify driver parameters and protocols", and then choose
       "Save parameters and load driver" to finish driver loading.

    For Netware 6.5, execute the hdetect program:
    1) On the server console:
        hdetect <Enter>
        
    2) In "Options" menu, choose "Continue" item.
    
    3) Choose "Network boards" in "Device types" box and press <Enter>.
    
    4) Choose "Modify" in "Additional Driver Options" box and press <Enter>.
    
    5) Press the <Ins> key twice to add an unlisted driver.
    
    6) Press <F3> to specify a different path and press <Enter>.

    7) The FETNWSC.LAN should appear on the selection list. Press <Enter> to
       choose it.

    8) You can choose "Modify driver properties", and to change the driver properties.
    
    9) Go back to the top "Options" menu, choose "Load" to load the driver.       
    
  Loading Driver Manually:
  ------------------------
    1) On the server console, load the driver directly, for example:

          LOAD A:\NETWARE\NWSERVER56\GETNWSC FRAME=Ethernet_802.2

    2) Bind with IPX:

          BIND IPX GETNWSC

    3) You can login the server from a workstation, and then copy GETNWSC.LAN to
       the directory SYS:\SYSTEM on server. Add the LOAD and BIND command lines
       to AUTOEXEC.NCF file so that the lan driver will be loaded automatically
       while the server starting up next time.


  NOTE:
  -----
    1) Multiple Lan Adapters in a system:
        If you want to install mutiple lan adapters in a server, you have to use
        the keyword, SLOT, to let driver locate the right adapter.
        For example:

            LOAD GETNWSC SLOT=1 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 NAME=Lan_1
            BIND IPX TO Lan_1 NET=2001
            LOAD GETNWSC SLOT=2 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 NAME=Lan_2
            BIND IPX TO Lan_2 NET=2002

    2) Tagging ability :
        If keyword "TAG" is supported, the transmited packets
        will be tagged packets. It's only supportted by management adapter.
        
    3) Hardware checksum offload :
        If "HCHECHSUM" keyword is supported. The ability will be activated. 
        It's only supported by management adapter.
        
    4) VLAN support :
        For now, we only support one VID value setting. It's only supportted by 
        management adapter.
        
    5) The required minimum versions of the three support NLMs are :
        We recommends you use the latest Novell Service Packs. The latest server 
        NLMs and support files for NetWare can be found on Novell's automated 
        services under the heading of "Minimum Patch List".
        
Configuration Parameters:
=========================

    Custom Keywords:
    ----------------
        CONNECTIONTYPE                  This keyword is used to specify media type.
        
            CONNECTIONTYPE=AUTOSENSE
            CONNECTIONTYPE=10BASET
            CONNECTIONTYPE=10BASETFD
            CONNECTIONTYPE=100BASETX
            CONNECTIONTYPE=100BASETXFD
            
        FLOW_CONTROL                    This keyword is used to specify flow control
                                        ability.
            FLOW_CONTROL=HD             Hardware Default (Default)
            FLOW_CONTROL=TX             Enable TX flow control ability
            FLOW_CONTROL=RX             Enable RX flow control ability
            FLOW_CONTROL=ENABLE         Enable TX and RX flow control ability
            FLOW_CONTROL=DISABLE        Disable flow control ability

        HCHECKSUM                       This keyword is used to force hardware checksum.
                                        
            HCHECKSUM=DISABLE
            HCHECKSUM=ENABLE            (default)
            
        TAG                             This keyword is used to enable TX tagging.
                                        It's combined with VID keyword for transmitting
                                        tagged packet.
            TAG=ENABLE
            TAG=DISABLE                 (default)
            
        VID                             This keyword is used to support VLAN's VID.
                                        It's only worked when TAG keyword is enabled.                                        
            VID=1~4094                  

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