NW312.TXT Driver File Contents (Re100tx.zip)

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       º       Compex RE100TX 10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter        º
       º        (C) Copyright PDS, 1999. All Rights Reserved.         º
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³   DESCRIPTION      ³

1. NetWare v3.12 ODI Server Driver, RE100.LAN
     This Ethernet driver is for NetWare v3.12 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 80486 or higher
           microprocessor with PCI bus and at least 32MB RAM.

         o Compex RE100TX 10/100 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

   B. Bios Requirements:

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

 Below are guidelines for installing the server driver, RE100.LAN,
 in a NetWare v3.12 environment.

  Note:-1) Loading the new specification NLMs without the NetWare Loader
           patch may prompt a warning message.
           This message will not affect the operation of RE100TX

           To apply the Loader patch, see instruction provided in the
           directory A:\NW3.12\312LDR.PAT

   2) The "minimum packet receive buffers" must be adjusted to 150
           when loading multiple frames or adapters support.

           Add the statement below in STARTUP.NCF file;

     1. Install Novell NetWare v3.12 operating system into your
        server station hard disk.

     2. Copy all files in A:\NW3.12 directory of distribution diskette 
        to C:\SERVER.312 directory of NetWare v3.12 server hard disk.
        For example, type,

                 A:\COPY A:\NW3.12\*.* C:\SERVER.312

        Run NLM312.EXE to extract the support NLMs file.
            e.g. C:\NWSERVER> NLM312.EXE

     3. Run SERVER.EXE on the NetWare v3.12 server station.

     4. At the NetWare 386 prompt, type:

             : C:\SERVER.312\RE312.NCF <enter>

         Note: Edit RE312.NCF in NetWare server boot directory to your
               loading requirements.

     5. Next bind IPX to the server driver by typing:

             : BIND IPX RE100 net=xxxxxxxx

        where xxxxxxxx can be 1 to 8 digits long in hexadecimal.

     6. Server is now ready to service the network.

 Update AUTOEXEC.NCF file to auto-load these file when the server starts.
 Login in as Supervisor user and change to the SYSTEM directory.
 Use any text editor like Notepad or DOS EDIT open the file AUTOEXEC.NCF
 Insert the following text after the line "IPX internet address= nnnnnnnn"
                 IPX internet address = nnnnnnnn
                 C:\SERVER.312\RETX312.NCF         <-- add line
                 Bind IPX RE100 net=xxxxxxxx      <-- add line

OR enter the following,

                : LOAD INSTALL <Enter>

            select option "Edit AUTOEXEC.NCF file"
            then add the following lines,

                LOAD C:\SERVER.312\MSM31X
                LOAD C:\SERVER.312\ETHERTSM
                LOAD C:\SERVER.312\RE100 SLOT=n
                BIND IPX RE100 NET=<ipx network number>

        For more than 1 card or if you load multiple frame types, you may
        want to type in the following instead,

                LOAD C:\SERVER.312\RE100  SLOT=n  NAME=<any short name>

       where,  n is the slot number and
          <any short name> is any short meaningful name e.g. RE1_803

       e.g. Show 1 card loads 2 frame types and 1 card load one frame type.
            Notice line 1 and 3 need not add the FRAME parameter because by
            default Ethernet_802.3 frame type is load.

         LOAD C:\SERVER.312\RE100 slot=1 Name=RE1_803
         LOAD C:\SERVER.312\RE100 slot=1 Frame=Ethenret_802.2 Name=RE1_802
         LOAD C:\SERVER.312\RE100 slot=2 Name=RA2_803
         BIND IPX RE1_803 NET=1234
         BIND IPX RE1_802 NET=1235
         BIND IPx RE2_803 NET=2222

              press ESC to save and quit INSTALL.

 If you load manually, the modules should be loaded in this sequence;

                : Load C:\SERVER.312\NBI31X.NLM
                : Load C:\SERVER.312\MSM31X.NLM
                : Load C:\SERVER.312\ETHERTSM.NLM
                : Load C:\SERVER.312\RE100.LAN  Slot=n
                : Bind IPX RE100 net=xxxxxxxx

** NOTE **

 Upon loading three NLM modules (MSM.NLM, ETHERTSM.NLM and NBI.NLM),
 if your NetWare server has not run the Loader patch from Novell for
 NetWare server this error message will show,

 " This version of NetWare does not support protected mode BIOS access.
   Without a loader patch some PCI driver may fail"

 With RE100TX PCI driver, just ignore the message.
 RE100TX PCI driver will run properly without the loader patch on the server.

 To support protected mode BIOS access, run the Novell Loader patch provided
 in this driver distribution disk in A:\NW3.12\312LDR.PAT.

 Using other frame type
  1. If you want to use other frame type, you can type:
        :LOAD RE100 Slot=x frame=ethernet_802.3
     in the Netware server prompt.

     * The default frame type is ethernet_802.2. This driver supports 4 
       frame types, they are ethernet_802.2, ethernet_802.3, ethernet_snap 
       and ethernet_ii.

 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, RE100TX can transmit and receive at the same time.

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