Nw41x.txt Driver File Contents (f312v130.exe)


                  NETGEAR FA312/FA311 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
         Driver Installation for Novell NetWare Server version 4.1X

  Upgrading NetWare 4.10 Server software
  The provided NetWare 4.10 server drivers for FA312 or FA311 follows
  the Novell ODI Driver Specification version 3.3, and is capable of
  supporting requests from legacy DOS client and the new clients
  issuing client32 requests.  As a result, the version 4.10 NetWare
  server software must be patched to work with this driver. The 
  patching method is described below as part of the installation

  The Novell NetWare 4.11 server software is already capable of
  supporting ODI Specification 3.3 driver.  No patching is necessary.

  With either version 4.10 of 4.11 of Novell NetWare, you have a choice
  of following the auto install procedure from Novell or manually
  modifying the AUTOEXEC.NCF file to load the necessary NLM files and 

  Installation Procedure
  1.  If you have Novell NetWare ver 4.10, execute LSWAP in the 
      32BITLAN directory at MS-DOS prompt to upgrade the NetWare 4.10
      server software.  Skip this step if you have NetWare 4.11.

        Usage: LSWAP [loaderFilePath [serverFilePath]]
               Default loaderFilePath = C:\NWSERVER\LOADER.EXE
               Default serverFilePath = C:\NWSERVER\SERVER.EXE

  2.  From this point onward, you have a choice of running the
      auto install program from Novell NetWare or manually modifying
      the AUTOEXEC.NCF file.

  Running Auto Install from Novell NetWare
  The following instructions use the FA312 as an example.  However, all
  examples applying to FA312 can be extended the FA311.

  1.  Boot up the Novell Server.

  2.  After booting up, execute "LOAD INSTALL".  Type:

        : load install

  3.  Select "Driver Option" and then press Enter.

  4.  Select "Configure network drivers" and then press Enter.

  5.  Select "Load a driver" and then press Enter.

  6.  Press the <Ins> key to install an unlisted driver.

  7.  Press <F3> to specify a different path, provide the path where 
      the FA312.LAN driver resides and hit Enter.

        eg. A:\NWSERVER\SERVER\NW41X

  8.  Select "FA312.LAN" to start the installation procedure.

  9.  Select "Yes" when asked if you want to copy driver FA312.LAN.

  10. Select "No" when asked if you want to save existing ETHERTSM.NLM.

  11. Select "No" when asked if you want to save existing NBI.NLM.

  12. Select "No" when asked if you want to save existing MSM.NLM.

  13. Choose the "Select/Modify driver parameters and protocols" selection
      and move the cursor to the FA312_1 parameters window to change the 
      the slot number.
      A slot number must be entered before the installation can proceed.
      You can make the slot number 1.  Even though the slot number may
      not be correct, the FA312.LAN driver automatically find the FA312 
      card and load the proper slot number.

      You do not have to enter any value for media and line speed or the 
      Node address.  The driver can use the default value for these

  14. Choose "Save parameters and load driver" to start the driver loading

  15. Hit <Enter> when a Network number is provided to bind IPX to the 
      FA312_1 adapter card (frame Ethernet_802.2).
  16. Hit <Enter> when a Network number is provided to bind IPX to the 
      FA312_1 adapter card (frame Ethernet_SNAP).

  17. Hit Enter when a Network number is provided to bind IPX to the 
      FA312_1 adapter card (frame Ethernet_II).

  18. Hit Enter when a Network number is provided to bind IPX to the 
      FA312_1 adapter card (frame Ethernet_802.3).

      All four supported Ethernet frames types are loaded.

  19. Select No when asked if you want to select an additional Network

  20. Select "Return to the previous menu" in the Additional Driver Actions
  21. Hit <Esc> a number of times to exit to the Install main menu.  Select
      "Yes" when asked if you want to exit INSTALL.

  22. When existing to the main, the FA312 driver is already loaded for the
      adapter card.

  Manually modifying Software on an existing NetWare 4.1X Server
  The following instructions use the FA312 as an example.  However, all
  examples applying to FA312 can be extended the FA311.

  1.  Copy the FA312.LAN file into the subdirectory of your server.
      For example:


  2.  Copy the following NLM files into your server directory.


  3.  Run SERVER.EXE on the server.

  4.  At the NetWare prompt, enter "Load Install" to edit the
      AUTOEXEC.NCF file.

      : load install
        Select <System Option>
        Select <Edit Autoexec.NCF file>

  5.  Add the following lines to the AUTOEXEC.NCF file:

        load C:\NWSERVER\NBI.NLM
        load C:\NWSERVER\MSM.NLM
        load C:\NWSERVER\FA312.LAN frame=Ethernet_yyyy name=FA312_1_zzz
                                       ;zzz is a unique 3-digit number
                                       ;    for every frame type loaded.
                                       ;yyyy is the Ethernet frame type.
        bind ipx FA312_1_zzz net=xxxx  ;xxxx is the network number (eg. 33)

  6.  Press the <Esc> key when done editing.  Select "Yes" to save.

  7.  Select "Exit" to exit NetWare Configuration.
  8.  Reboot the server system.  The driver is now installed.

  Parameters supported by the FA312.LAN or FA311.LAN driver
    SLOT       1  - Forces the driver to search for the specified board

    LineSpeed    - Select connection type of the Fast Ethernet PCI
                    adapter card.

                    = 1   Auto-Negotiation
                    = 2   Line speed = 10
                    = 3   Line speed = 100

    FDUP          - Select the duplex mode of the adapter card.  This
                    parameter works only when LineSpeed is not set to Auto-

                    = 1   Full duplex on
                    = 2   Full duplex off

    > LOAD C:\NWSERVER\FA312.LAN LineSpeed=2 FDUP=1

    If you experience the "Command Line Parameter for FA312" warning
    message when STARTNET.BAT is executed, provide the slot number
    at the command line in STARTNET.BAT as illustrated below.


    SLOT must be the correct value as found by the driver.

  Sample AUTOEXEC.NCF file
    #Load the NLM files on Netware 4.1X server
    load c:\nwserver\nbi
    load c:\nwserver\msm
    load c:\nwserver\ethertsm
    #Working with FA312 driver (one PCI card)
    load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_ii    name=e1
    load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=e2
    load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_802.3 name=e3
    bind ipx to e1 net=10
    bind ipx to e2 net=20
    bind ipx to e3 net=30

    #Working with FA312 driver (multiple PCI cards)
    #load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_ii    name=e5   slot=1 ; card #1
    #load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=e6   slot=1 ; card #1
    #load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_802.3 name=e7   slot=1 ; card #1
    #bind ipx to e5 net=100
    #bind ipx to e6 net=200
    #bind ipx to e7 net=300

    #load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_ii    name=e5   slot=2 ; card #2
    #load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=e6   slot=2 ; card #2
    #load c:\nwserver\FA312 frame=ethernet_802.3 name=e7   slot=2 ; card #2
    #bind ipx to e5 net=50
    #bind ipx to e6 net=60
    #bind ipx to e7 net=70

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