3Com (R) Corporation EtherDisk (R) Diskette for the 3C90x EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC Family Installing a NIC in a NetWare 16-Bit DOS ODI Client This document describes how to install the driver for a 16-bit NetWare client running DOS. NOTE: If only one NIC has been installed, you can use the 3Com ComsLink(TM) software program to automatically install the NetWare DOS ODI client software, including the driver, and to modify the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. To use the ComsLink program, the PC must meet these requirements: 1. Use Novell NetWare 3.12 or 4.1x network operating system 2. Have only one 3Com EtherLink NIC installed 3. Be intended for use as a NetWare DOS 16-bit ODI client Installing the Driver for One NIC ------------------------------------- If only one NIC is installed, use the ComsLink program to install the driver automatically: 1. Make sure that the NIC is installed in the PC and that it is connected to the network. 2. Boot the PC under DOS. 3. Insert EtherDisk diskette 3 in drive A: and type the following at the DOS prompt: ComsLink [Enter] 4. The first time you use EtherDisk diskette 3, the 3Com software license appears. To accept its terms, type Y. (To view all the license text, press [F1].) Several messages appear while the ComsLink program is running. A final message indicates successful installation. NOTE: If a problem occurs when the ComsLink program runs, view or print the COMSLINK.LOG file located on your C:\ drive to determine which event may have caused the problem. 5. When installation is complete, you are prompted to reboot the PC. Remove EtherDisk diskette 3 and reboot the PC. You are prompted for your user name and password. Installing the Driver for Multiple NICs ------------------------------------------- NOTE: Use multiple NICs in a client PC only if you plan to run multiple protocols or connect to more than one network. For information on multiple protocols, see the documentation provided with your operating system. To install the driver and NICs for a client PC running DOS in a Novell NetWare environment: 1. Turn the PC off. Install the first NIC and connect it to the network. 2. Turn the PC on and install the driver for the first NIC with the ComsLink program (see the above section for instructions). Be sure to remove EtherDisk diskette 3 after the installation is finished. 3. Turn the PC off again, install the second NIC, and connect it to the network. 4. Proceed as follows: - If the PC is running a version of DOS that is earlier than 6.x, boot it from a DOS diskette that does not contain drivers. - If the PC is running DOS version 6.x or later, turn it on and press [F5] when DOS loads, after the "Starting MS-DOS..." message. This prevents any drivers or memory managers from loading. 5. Insert EtherDisk diskette 3 in drive A:, and type the following at the DOS prompt: A:\INSTALL [Enter] 6. On the main menu, select Configuration and Diagnostic Program and press [Enter]. 7. In the list of NICs, find the slot number and bus number of the two NICs you just installed. Write down the numbers in a place where you can refer to them later, and press [Esc] to quit the program. 8. Access the C:\NWCLIENT directory and open the NET.CFG file. Type: EDIT NET.CFG [Enter] 9. Scroll through the file to the LINK DRIVER 3C90X section and locate the following lines: LINK DRIVER 3C90X ; ; BUS NN ; SLOT 7 10. In the file, proceed as follows: a. Remove the semicolon at the beginning of the BUS NN line, and then substitute the correct bus number for the first NIC in place of the NN. b. Remove the semicolon at the beginning of the slot number line, and then substitute the correct slot number for the first NIC in place of the 7. c. Copy all four lines shown in step 9 and paste them under the last of the four lines. Substitute the slot number and bus number of the second NIC in the lines you copied. If it is appropriate, you may want to add other lines (for example, frame ethernet_802.3 for the frame type). Your file should now look like this (your slot and bus numbers may be different): LINK DRIVER 3C90X ; BUS 0 SLOT 7 LINK DRIVER 3C90X ; BUS 1 SLOT 5 Note: Make sure that the subheadings such as BUS, SLOT, FRAME, etc., are indented. 11. If you have installed more than two NICs, repeat step 10c for each additional installed NIC. 12. When you are done, reboot the PC. (%VER NWDOSODI.TXT - NetWare DOS ODI Client V4.0.1)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.
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