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GF2204PD syntax:

GF2204PD  [-#] [-s num] [-l {10,100}] [-d] [-i] [-w] [-u] [-?] <PD_INT_NO>


[-s num]       The "-s" option will let the driver work on a specific adapter
               when multiple Generic PCI adapters are found in the computer
               system.  For example, "-s 1" means the first adapter will
               be activated by the driver, "-s 2" means means the second
               adapter will be activated, ... etc.
               A maximum of 4 adapters are supported simulaneously.

[-f]           The "-f" option enables FULL_DUPLEX feature of the adapters.
               It has no effect except when Twisted Pair is used.

[-l {10,100}]  The "-l" option sets the adapter line speed,
               For example "-l 100" sets the line speed to 100Mbps.
               It is a dedicated option for the GFC2204 fastnet adapter.

[-d]           The "-d" option does not start the LAN card until this driver is
               called by the higher layer programs first.

[-i]           Your NOVELL server uses NOVELL ISO-like packets. Your NOVELL
               workstation uses NOVELL 8137 packets. You can use this option
               to convert NOVELL 8137 packets into NOVELL ISO-like packets.

[-w]           Steve Wallace added a hack to let the packet drivers run under
               Windows. This is not to be construed with the proper solution,
               which is to write a TCP/IP package for Windows.

               This hack is enabled only when you use the '-w' switch.

[-u]           This option unloads the Packet Driver.

[-?]           This option displays the on-line help.

<PD_INT_NO>    This specifies the software interrupt (INT) where you'll
               load the packet driver. It must be in the range 0x60 to 0x80.

Notice!!       The PC/TCP kernel, by default, is loaded at interrupt 0x61
               (so don't load the packet driver there!)


The following command line loads the Generic GFC2204 adapters
Packet Driver at software interrupt 60h, transmission media is

GF2204PD 0x60

Note: The default transmission media is automatic-detection.
Note: The prefix of 0x to the parameters.

After the Packet Driver is loaded, you can run the PC/TCP kernel ETHDRV.EXE.
The PC is then ready for PC/TCP communications.

To run PC/TCP applications, You need to load PC/TCP Kernel

    a. Refer to PC/TCP manual, Command Reference
       section, Chapter 2.3.

    b. The following example loads the PC/TCP Kernel and allocates 8
       packet buffers.  Increasing the number of packet buffers (from the
       default of 5) prevents dropping of packets due to buffer shortage.

       ETHDRV -p 8 <Enter>

    c. At this point, you are ready to run PC/TCP applications
       (e.g., 'ftp', 'telnet').
       example ftp ,  is host address.
       With regard to host address, you must know its address.

      For information regarding the "FTP's PC/TCP Network
      Software for DOS" packages, please contact:

      FTP Software, Inc.
      26 Princess Street
      Wakefield, MA  01880
      (617) 246-0900

How to Communicate with NCSA TelNet.

1. Make sure you have the correct version of NCSA Telnet
   for the PC. You need version 2.3 or later to support
   the packet driver interface.

2. Install the NCSA software onto your system. Please
   refer to the NCSA documentation for detailed instructions.

3. Load Packet Driver (GF2204PD 0x60):

   a. Refer to "Packet Driver Syntax" section above.
   b. To view the hint screen, type

      GF2204PD -? <Enter>

   c. The following example will load the packet driver
      using interrupt vector 60 (hex).  The IO_BASE
      and IRQ will be read from adapter configuraion space:

      GF2204PD 0x60   <Enter>

4. At this point you are ready to run NCSA applications
   (e.g., 'ftp', 'telnet', etc.)

   for example : ftp,
                 while is the host address.

      For information regarding NCSA's products please

      National Center for Supercomputing Applications
      264 Computing Applications Building
      605 E. Springfield Ave.
      Champaign, Ill. 61820
      (217) 244-0638

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