NW_312.TXT Driver File Contents (OfficeLan10-100_II.zip)

    Driver Installation - Novell NetWare 386 v3.12 Server

  Siemens OfficeLAN PCI 10/100 TX Fast Ethernet Adapter

  Novell NetWare 386 v3.12 Server Driver


*  System Requirements

*  Files Provided

*  Hardware Installation Guide

*  Copying Driver Files

*  Device Driver Installation Guide

*  Setting Driver Command Line Parameters

*  Installing More Than One Adapter

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

*  IBM-compatible personal computer (PC), 80486 or higher with PCI bus
    supporting bus master mode

Software Requirements:

*  Novell NetWare 386 v3.12

   Compatibility List

   Because this driver follows Novell ODI Driver Specification
   version 3.3, the NetWare version 3.12 NetWare server must be
   patched to work with this driver. The patching method is
   described as below:

    1. Copy LOADER.EXE and LSWAP.EXE to the NetWare 3.12 server

    2. Execute LSWAP.EXE at MS-DOS prompt from server directory.

       Usage: LSWAP [loaderFilePath [serverFilePath]]
              Default loaderFilePath = C:\NWSERVER\LOADER.EXE
              Default serverFilePath = C:\NWSERVER\SERVER.EXE

     PS. Both LSWAP.EXE and LOADER.EXE files provided by Novell.

Files Provided

*  L100.LAN         Device driver
*  AUTOEXEC.NCF     Sample of the AUTOEXEC.NCF file
*  ETHERTSM.NLM     TSM of ODI MLID driver
*  MSM31X.NLM       MSM of ODI MLID driver
*  NBI31X.NLM       Novell NBI module to support NetWare Server Driver
                     (for NetWare v3.12 only)

Hardware Installation Guide

*  See the User Guide for complete installation instructions.

*  When installing the adapter in a PCI computer, make sure the
    slot you select supports bus master operations.

*  No specialized setup is necessary for motherboards with automatic
    PCI parameterization (most new PCs support it).

*  For motherboards with bus master jumpers and interrupt jumpers for
   PCI slots:

   1. Using the appropriate motherboard jumper, enable bus master
       operations for the selected PCI slot.

   2. Using the appropriate motherboard jumper, select the interrupt
       to the selected PCI slot.

   3. Using your computer setup menu:

       *  Enable the bus master on the PCI slot.

       *  Enable I/O on the PCI slot.

       *  Define the interrupt number on the PCI slot.

Copying Driver Files

First, copy the driver files from the A:\NETWARE\SERVER\3.12 subdirectory
 the ConfigDisk to the server hard disk.

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NOTE:  Failure to copy and use the these NLM files instead of the NLM
        files that came with the 3.12 version of NetWare may result
        in network failure or server abends.

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Device Driver Installation Guide

The LAN driver is installed during the NetWare installation process.
 Use the instructions that follow, along with the instructions in the
 NetWare 386 v3.12 Installation Manual, to install the LAN driver.

In addition, you will use the ConfigDisk during this procedure.

1.  See "Load LAN Driver Module" in the Novell NetWare 386 v3.12
     Installation Manual for NetWare installation instructions.

2.  Following the instructions in the manual, start NetWare and
     configure the server.

3.  Load the LAN driver using the LOAD command.

     If the LAN driver is not located in the default directory, specify
      the file's path on the command line. The LOAD command prompts you
      for the configuration parameters if they are not supplied on the
      command line.

     You can save the LOAD command line parameters in a file with the
      name AUTOEXEC.NCF so they execute automatically when the server
      starts. See the Novell NetWare 386 v3.12 Installation Manual for
      details on how to create the AUTOEXEC.NCF file.

4.  At the server command line, type:

     LOAD NBI31X.NLM     [Enter]
     LOAD MSM31X.NLM     [Enter]
     LOAD ETHERTSM.NLM   [Enter]

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NOTE:  The steps that follow load the driver file.

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5.  Then type the following command to load driver:

     LOAD L100 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2    [Enter]

6.  Bind a protocol to the driver. For example:

     BIND IPX TO L100 NET=XX           [Enter]

     where XX is the logical network address for the frame type in your
     LOAD command.

Setting Driver Command-Line Parameters

This driver provides these parameters specified on the server console
 or added in the AUTOEXEC.NCF file.

   LOAD L100.LAN SLOT=1 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2    [Enter]

The parameters are listed as below :

   SLOT     The driver uses the slot number to identify the adapter.
            That is, the first adapter is considered to be in the slot 1,
              the next in slot 2, and so on.

   MEDIA    Specify the media type of adapter to use (between 0 to 5).

      0   -   auto-sense the media, including run-time auto-sense (default)
      1   -   100Base-Tx Half-Duplex mode
      2   -   100Base-Tx Full-Duplex mode
      3   -   10Base-T Half-Duplex mode
      4   -   10Base-T Full-Duplex mode
      5   -   10Base-2 (BNC)

   THRESHOLD Specify the Tx Threshold mode of adapter to use (between 0 to 6).

      0   -   Store and Forward (default)
      1   -   Threshold 36 Bytes
      2   -   Threshold 72 Bytes
      3   -   Threshold 96 Bytes
      4   -   Threshold 128 Bytes
      5   -   Threshold 160 Bytes
      6   -   Threshold 256 Bytes

NOTE:  The TxThreshold lets you choose the number of bytes read from the host
        memory into the transmit FIFO before the transmission. If the frame
        length is less than the threshold value, the adapter will start to
        transmit after a full frame is in the FIFO. The performance is better,
        if the smaller value is chosen. But if you have compatible problem, the
        Store and Forward or the bigger value is recommended.

Installing More Than One Adapter

If you have only one PCI adapter installed in the server, you do not need
 to specify the slot number in the LOAD command line.

If multiple PCI adapters are installed, the driver detects it and asks
 you for a slot number, or you can specify the slot number in the LOAD
 command line.

Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

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.

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