packetd/README.TXT Driver File Contents (davicom9102.zip)
Driver Package File Name: davicom9102.zip
Installation Instructions for the DAVICOM DM9X Series
PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Packet Driver
This driver support those PCI Fast Ethernet adapters with the
1. DAVICOM's DM9102(integrated MAC controller with phyical
2. DAVICOM's DM9100(MAC controller) with DM9101(MII PHY) or
with other vendors' MII PHY.
2. Using the packet drivers
Before intalling the packet driver, you have to choose an interrupt
number as as entry point to the packet driver. The range is between
0x60 and 0x7E. Interrupt 0x67 is used by EMS, and 0x7E through 0x77
are used by second 8259, user should avoid using these interrupts.
Execute DM9PCIPD.COM by typing the following command under DOS prompt
or add this command to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
DM9PCIPD [options] <packet_int_no>
3. Command Options
-d -- This switch delays the initialization of adapter until the first
time the packet driver is accessed by upper layer protocol stack
or application. It usually used in a PROM boot enviroment.
-n -- Netware can use two different kinds of frame types "IEEE 802.3"
and "Ethernet II". When -n switch is used, packet driver will
convert Ethernet II frame into Novell's version of IEEE 802.3.
-w -- A switch used with Windows, obsoleted by WINPKT.COM.
-u -- Unload packet driver.
-a -- Performing power-up and dynamic auto negotiation to find out
what speed(10Mb/s or 100Mb/s) and duplex mode(Full/Half) it
-xf -- Forced to operate in 100Mb/s and full duplex mode.
-xh -- Forced to operate in 100Mb/s and half duplex mode.
-f -- Forced to operate in 10Mb/s and full duplex mode.
-h -- Forced to operate in 100Mb/s and full duplex mode.
-slot=<slot_num> -- Used to specify a speficif adapter that this driver
should work with when multiple adapters with DAVICOM's DM9x
series controller co-exist in the system. <slot_num> is a logical
PCI slot number which identify the sequence that the adpter found
in the PCI slots. The range is between 1 and 15.
User can specify only one command options among -a, -xf -xh, -f, -h.
If none of the avove command options is specified, packet driver
will operate in auto negotioation mode as default.
4. Installing Netware with a Packet Driver
If you want to load the packet driver and still use Netware service,
Intel has developed a IPX driver named PDIPX, which talk to packet driver,
can work for this purpose. Install packet driver instead of ODI driver
as the the following steps:
(1). Load LSL.COM
(2). Load packet drvier
(3). Execute PDIPX.COM
(4) Invoke VLM
5. Run Winsock and Internet Applications under Windows 3.x Enhanced Mode
WINPKT.COM is a program provides a packet driver interface between
Windows 3.x enhanced mode applications and a real packet driver.
This program solves the problem that Windows move application around
the memory in enhanced mode. Install WINPKT after the packet driver
and before starting Windows as the following steps:
(1). Load packet driver in DOS promt
(2). Execute WINPKT.COM in DOS promt
The [packet_int_no] here must be the same as the one
used by DM9PCIPD packet driver.
(3). Invoke Windows and run the Winsock.
Winsock must use the same interrupt vector number as
(4). TCP/IP related Windows applications are ready to run.