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   3 Windows NT Adapter Teaming

Adapter Teaming Installation Notes for the PRO/100+ Server
Adapter Under Windows NT 4.0

The PRO/100+ adapter provides several options for increasing throughput
and fault tolerance when running NT 4.0:

Adapter Fault Tolerance (AFT) - provides automatic redundancy for
your adapter. If the primary adapter fails, the secondary takes over.

Adaptive Load Balancing (ALB) - creates a team of 2 - 4 adapters to
increase transmission throughput. Also includes AFT option. Works with
any 100BASE-TX switch.

Fast EtherChannel* (FEC) - creates a team of 2 - 4 adapters to
increase transmission and reception throughput. Also includes AFT
option. Requires a Cisco switch with FEC capability.

For more information on adapter teaming, please see the general readme
file on Adapter Teaming (TEAMING.TXT).

Before you get started

Before you can configure the PRO/100+ adapter for Adapter Teaming, 
you need to do the following:

      Install at least two PRO/100+ adapters in a Windows NT
      4.0 system as described in the Windows NT 4.0 readme file
      (MSNT40.TXT). When installation is complete make sure you restart
      Windows NT.

      If connecting to a hub, each PRO/100+ adapter in a team 
      must be connected to a port which is in the same
      collision domain.  If connected to a switch, each 
      PRO/100+ adapter in a team must be connected to a port 
      which is in the same network.

      NOTE: Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or later, with the NDIS 
      driver hotfix (NDISFIXI), is required for implementing Adapter
      Teaming properly. Install these prior to configuring Adapter 

      Whenever implementing any configuration changes to a Windows 
      NT 4.0 network, such as Adapter Teaming for the Intel 
      EtherExpress PRO/100+, you must run the NDIS Driver Hotfix 
      utility (NDISFIXI.EXE) prior to restarting Windows NT. This 
      utility must be run each time a change is made to a Windows 
      NT 4.0 network configuration.

      The NDIS Driver Hotfix utility is included on the PRO/100+ 
      Server Adapter diskette, which accompanied your system, or 
      is available for download from the Microsoft ftp site shown 

      Support Sites for Microsoft Patches 

      Service Pack 3:

      NDIS Driver Hotfix:

General Instructions

1  Double-click on the Network Icon in the Control Panel.

2  Select the Adapter tab and double-click the "Intel PRO/100+ PCI
   Adapter" found in the Network Adapters list box.  This will launch
   the PROSet utility.

3  Click on the Adapter Teaming button.
   A popup box will appear asking you to make sure the hotfix 
   NDISFIXI has been installed. If it has, check the box to clear 
   this popup. If it has not, cancel and install it before 

4  The Adapter Teaming dialog box appears.  Click OK to
   continue. Adapter Teaming will automatically be installed.

5  Select the Teaming mode desired.

6  Select the adapters to be included in the team and click on 
   the move up or move down buttons. Click OK when done.

      Note: If you are creating more than one team, do not
            restart Windows NT until all teams are created.

7  To add additional teams, repeat this process starting at step 1.

Important Note:  Be sure to run the NDIS Driver hotfix utility 
                 (NDISFIXI.EXE) before restarting Windows NT.

Additional Information

Launching the Configuration Manager:

   To launch the Teaming Configuration Manager, select 
   the Adapters tab in the Network dialog box. Highlight the
   Intel AFT/ALB or FEC Team and select Properties.

Identifying the properties of the adapter team:

   In the Teaming Configuration Manager, highlight the
   Intel AFT, ALB or FEC Team and click Properties. Click the Help 
   button for more detailed information about the settings.

Identifying the properties of the PRO/100+ adapter in a Fault 
Tolerance team:

   In the Adapter Fault Tolerance Configuration Manager,
   highlight the PRO/100+ adapter and click Properties.
   See Help for more detailed information about the settings.

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