Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver For Netware 4.x, 5.x, 6.x Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Broadcom Corporation All rights reserved. This file contains the description of the NetWare(R) and Broadcom parameters/keywords accepted by the Broadcom NetXtreme(R) Gigabit and Fast Ethernet adapter NetWare(R) Server (.LAN) driver. TxDescriptors= This is to initialize Descriptor resources on the adapter for transmits. Min = 100 Max = 512 Default = 200 RxBuffers= This is to pre-allocate receive ECBs & Receive adapter resources. This setting may be affected by the Netware server maximum/minimum packet receive buffer settings. Note: RxBuffers must be set to 32 when using DOS Client32. Min = 32 Max = 512 Default = 200 Speed= This keyword is to force the line speed of the adapter. When this keyword is used, the switch to which the adapter cable is connected must also be forced to the same speed. If not, the adapter and switch may run at different duplex modes. It is important to have the switch and adapter set properly. The best way to ensure good connectivity is to not set the speed keyword and allow for automatic link setup (auto-negotiation). Choices are : AUTO, 10FD,10HD, 100FD, 100HD, 1000FD. Default is Auto. Please note that the 1000FD (Mbs) Speed is autonegotiate only and cannot be forced except on FIBER adapters. Link= This keyword is used to allow for autonegotiation using the Speed keyword as the advertised speed. When set to FORCE, the Speed keyword is forced. When the Speed keyword is AUTO, normal autonegotiation takes place. It is best to allow for autonegotiation between the card and switch, by not setting this keyword or the Speed keyword. Choices are: AUTO, FORCE Default is FORCE. RxTicks= This is to enable the use of a receive "tick" interrupt within a specific time period. Min = 0, disabled Max = 5000000, 5 seconds Units are in micro seconds Default is 300 TxTicks= This is to enable the use of a transmit "tick" threshold interrupt within a specific time period. Min = 0, disabled Max = 5000000, 5 seconds Units are in micro seconds Default is 200 TxPacketsPer= This is to enable the use of allowing an interrupt to occur after a specific amount of packets are transmitted. Min = 0, disabled Max = 100 Default is 20 RxPacketsPer= This is to enable the use of allowing an interrupt to occur after a specific amount of packets are received. Min = 0, disabled Max = 100 Default is 75 CheckSum= This is to enable or disable the transmit & receive checksum off loading feature. The checksum off loading support is only for TCP/IP packets, for that reason it is defaulted to OFF. Choices are: OFF, ON, TX, RX Default is OFF. TxFlow= This keyword allows enabling/disabling of TxFlow control. Choices are: ON, OFF Default is OFF. RxFlow= This keyword allows enabling/disabling of RxFlow control. Choices are: ON, OFF Default value is OFF. PDriver= Allows for the driver to operate in persistent driver mode. Only use if adapter is placed in a Hot Plug PCI slot and only if required to swap with an exact same board. Choices are: OFF, ON Default value is OFF. NODE= This is a Novell Netware keyword. This keyword will allow an input ethernet node address to replace the adapter factory programmed ethernet node address until a subsequent reboot. Choices are: NODE=nnnnnnnnnnnn FRAME= This is a Novell Netware keyword. String specifying the frame type. Choices are: ETHERNET_II ETHERNET_802.3 ETHERNET_802.2 ETHERNET_SNAP Default is usually ETHERNET_802.2 SLOT= This is a Novell Netware keyword. System-wide unique Hardware Instance Number (HIN) that corresponds to the physical PCI bus,device and function of a PCI based system. For more information read the following link and contact Novell. http://developer.novell.com/research/sections/netmanage/tips/2000/october/spv.htm SLOT=n Jumbo= Keyword to enable Jumbo frame support. When enabled, jumbo packets of up to 9000 bytes are supported. Choices are: Jumbo=1536-9000 Default is jumbo packets not supported. P3= This keyword is used when running perform3.exe tests and may increase performance on networks running with many ipx clients. Set P3=1 When running the perform3 test back to back to a single client. Set P3=2 when running the perform3 test with many clients. Default: P3=0. Spuriousfix= When this keyword is set to 1(spurious fix is on), the spurious interrupts count that is sometimes displayed on the Netware console monitor, may be reduced. By setting this keyword to 0 (spurious fix is OFF), performance of the driver may be enhanced. The Default is spurious fix = 1 (spurious fix is on). Choices are: Spuriousfix=0 Spuriousfix=1 (default). Poll= To disable interrupt driven mode in the driver set Poll=1 and the driver will not use interrupts, but will be polled by the Netware OS. This is a common feature supported in NW. The poll mode may increase driver performance in some environments. Choices are: Poll=1 (ON) Poll=0 (OFF) (default). Model= This keyword is to allow the addition of a subsystem ID of a specific NIC so that the driver loads only on the first NIC found with a matching subsystem ID. e.g. MODEl= 0x14e4 Default = 0 MagicP= When the MagicP=1 the driver will enable the adapter to wake up the system when a magic packet is received after the system is shutdown. MagicP=0 is the default setting with the adapter having no wake up ability. Choices are: MagicP=0 (default) MagicP=1 Fiber= The driver has support for the 1000FD fiber adapter. The fiber autonegotiates link with a fiber switch even though it only supports 1000FD. In some cases the user may want to force the adapter to 1000FD. Choices are: Fiber=AUTO (default) Fiber=FORCEDownload Driver Pack
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