5 Workstation: NetWare OS/2 requester v1.03 NetWare* OS/2* ODI client driver installation notes for Intel's EtherExpress(TM) PRO/100B adapter =============================================================== Location of driver: \OS2\E100BODI.SYS Sample configuration files ========================== CONFIG.SYS DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\E100BODI.SYS NET.CFG LINK DRIVER E100BODI SLOT n FRAME ETHERNET_802.3 FRAME ETHERNET_802.2 Introduction ============ To connect an OS/2 workstation to a NetWare* server, you must have the latest version of the Novell NetWare Requester for OS/2 and the EtherExpress PRO/100B adapter OS/2 ODI driver. These installation instructions assume you're using the INSTALL program that ships with Novell's OS/2 requester. For more information about OS/2 workstations, see the Novell manual, "NetWare Requester for OS/2." NOTE: If you're running IBM OS/2 2.0, 2.1 or Warp, you must have the OS/2 Requester version 2.01 or later. General instructions ==================== 1 Run Novell's INSTALL utility on the OS/2 requester disk and follow its instructions. If asked for the name of the network interface driver, enter E100BODI.SYS. 2 Choose the session support you need. This is based on your configuration. See the NetWare Requester manual if you need help. 3 Save the configuration. 4 When asked for the path and filename for the driver, insert the Intel Configuration and Drivers disk in drive A and press enter. 5 After completing the installation section, choose CONFIGURATION from the main menu. Then choose THIS WORKSTATION. This allows you to modify the NET.CFG file. (NET.CFG must reside in the root directory.) Note: The default frame type for E100BODI.SYS is 802.2. If you're using the 802.3 frame type, you have to include a FRAME statement in the NET.CFG file. List the 802.3 FRAME type first in the NET.CFG file. Hints and tips ============== Verify driver loaded properly ----------------------------- In the CONFIG.SYS file, add a "fake" device=xxx statement after the E100BODI.SYS line. The screen stops and you can check for error messages. Error message "not getting a connection ID" ------------------------------------------- This OS/2 error message often appears when there is a frame type mismatch or cable disconnect. NET.CFG optional parameters --------------------------- FORCEDUPLEX: Note: The PRO/100B T4 adapter does not support full duplex at 100 Mbps. It does at 10 Mbps. The PRO/100B TX adapter supports full duplex at 10 and 100 Mbps. Syntax: FORCEDUPLEX n Where n=0 auto-negotiate (PRO/100B TX adapter only) 1 half duplex 2 full duplex Note: If the adapter is set to half or full duplex, set the SPEED parameter to either 10 or 100. (see SPEED below) Duplex modes: Auto-negotiate: The adapter negotiates with the hub how to send/receive packets, either full or half duplex. If unsuccessful at negotiating the duplex, the adapter defaults to half duplex. Note: The PRO/100B T4 adapter does not support auto-negotiate. Full duplex: The adapter sends and receives packets at the same time. This improves the performance of your adapter. Set duplex mode to full duplex ONLY if you have a switch that supports full duplex. Half duplex: The adapter performs one operation at a time. It either sends or receives. Default: auto-negotiation (PRO/100B TX adapter) half duplex (PRO/100B T4 adapter) The PRO/100B TX adapter has the added ability to "talk" to the hub and determine at which mode to communicate (either full or half duplex). This is called auto-negotiation. You must have an auto-negotiating hub (an Nway switch) to get full duplex support with the FORCEDUPLEX parameter set to 0 (auto-negotiation). Examples: PRO/100B TX (100 Mbps full duplex): FORCEDUPLEX 2 (Sets adapter to full duplex) SPEED 100 (See SPEED parameter below) PRO/100B TX (10 Mbps full duplex): FORCEDUPLEX 2 (Sets adapter to full duplex) SPEED 10 PRO/100B T4 (100 Mbps full duplex): Not Supported PRO/100B T4 (10 Mbps full duplex): FORCEDUPLEX 2 (Sets adapter to full duplex) SPEED 10 Note: Use auto-negotiate for full duplex support only when the adapter is connected to a switch that fully supports Nway auto negotiation specification. SLOT: For PCI adapters, SLOT is derived from bus number and device location as defined by the PCI specification. One way to determine the slot number is to run setup.exe from DOS. Syntax: SLOT n (n = 1,2,3,4,...) SPEED: Specifies the speed the driver uses. If you don't use this parameter, the driver automatically detects the network speed. If no cable is attached, the driver defaults to 10 Mbps. If you don't have a auto-negotiating hub and are configuring the adapter for full or half duplex support, specify the speed to either 10 or 100 Mbps using this parameter. If you use this parameter, the driver operates at the specified speed instead of automatically detecting network speed. Syntax: SPEED n (n = 10 or 100) Default: none, the adapter automatically senses speed NOTE: Set the SPEED parameter to either 10 or 100 if you're setting the FORCEDUPLEX parameter to either 1 or 2 (half or full). TXTHRESHOLD: Represents the threshold for transmits from extender SRAM FIFO (output buffer). Syntax: TXTHRESHOLD n (n = number of 8 bytes) For example, 16 represents 16x8 (or 128 bytes). In this case, the LAN controller transmits after copying 128 bytes from the host memory to the SRAM FIFO. Default: dynamic The maximum number that you can specify is 200 (200x8=1600 bytes). NODE ADDRESS: Specifies a local administered address (LAA) unique to each adapter. The node address is a 12-digit hexadecimal number; the second digit must be one of the following digits: 2, 6, A, E. Syntax: NODE ADDRESS 02A0C9345678 02 => Locally administered address 00 => Typical Intel address (default) FRAME: Configures the adapter to process the four valid NetWare Ethernet frame types. Syntax: FRAME n n = Ethernet_802.2 Ethernet_802.3 Ethernet_II Ethernet_SNAP Default: Ethernet_802.2 PROTOCOL: Indicates the standard protocol in use. Syntax: Protocol ipx e0 Ethernet_802.2 Values: e0=Ethernet_802.2 0=Ethernet_802.3 8137=Ethernet_II 8137=Ethernet_SNAP Detailed example ---------------- LINK DRIVER E100BODI SPEED 100 THRESHOLD 16 NODE ADDRESS 02xxxxxxxxxx FRAME ETHERNET_802.2 PROTOCOL IPX E0 ETHERNET_802.2 * Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Download Driver Pack
After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.
Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).
If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.
Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.
Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.
Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.
Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.
Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.
For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.