** ** ** VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter ** ** ODI Driver (CHSM, Specification v1.11) for NetWare 3.12 Server ** ** v4.23 Feb, 2004 ** ** Introduction: ============= The Fast Ethernet 10M/100M ODI Driver for NetWare 3.12 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: ============================= NW312.TXT This file. FETNWSA.LAN The ODI driver for NetWare 3.12 Server. ETHERTSM.NLM Patch file for Netware 3.12 Server (v3.80). MSM31X.NLM Patch file for Netware 3.12 Server (v3.95). NBI31X.NLM Patch file for Netware 3.12 Server (v2.25). 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: ----------------------------- 1) On the server console, execute the INSTALL.NLM program: LOAD INSTALL <Enter> 2) Choose "System Options/Edit AUTOEXEC.NCF file". If you had not create AUTOEXEC.NCF file, please choose "System Options/Create AUTOEXEC.NCF file" at first. 3) Add the LOAD and BIND command lines to the AUTOEXEC.NCF file so that the LAN driver will be loaded automatically while the server is starting up. Loading Driver Manually: ------------------------ 1) On the server console, load the driver directly, for example: LOAD A:\NETWARE\NWSERVER.312\FETNWSA FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 2) Bind with IPX: BIND IPX FETNWSA 3) You can login the server from a workstation, and then copy FETNWSA.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 FETNWSA SLOT=1 FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 NAME=Lan_1 BIND IPX TO Lan_1 NET=2001 LOAD FETNWSA 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 original keywords "FULLDUPLE", "HALFDUPLE", "SPEED" and "AUTO" are still supported. 6) The required minimum versions of the three support NLMs are : For NW3.12 and later NBI31X.NLM (v2.25 10/20/98 ) MSM31X.NLM (v3.95 05/12/99 ) ETHERTSM.NLM(v3.8 03/01/99 ) NBI.NLM (or NBI31X.NLM) must be loaded before MSM and ETHERTSM. NetWare 3.12 needs MSM31X.NLM renamed to MSM.NLM. 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: ---------------- FULLDUPLEX This keyword is used to force full duplex mode. (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword) HALFDUPLEX This keyword is used to force half duplex mode. (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword) SPEED This keyword is used to force Line Speed at 10 or 100 Mbps. (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword) AUTO This keyword is used to force the chip at Auto-Negotiation mode. (suggest use CONNECTIONTYPE instead of this keyword) 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=DISABLE FLOW_CONTROL=ENABLE FLOW_CONTROL=HARDWARE_DEFAULT (default) HCHECKSUM This keyword is used to force hardware checksum. Only be supported by management adapter. HCHECKSUM=DISABLE HCHECKSUM=ENABLE (default) TAG This keyword is used to enable TX tagging. It's combined with VID keyword for transmitting tagged packet. Only be supported by management adapter. TAG=ENABLE TAG=DISABLE (default) VID This keyword is used to support VLAN's VID. Only be supported by management adapter. VID=1~4094Download Driver Pack
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