INSTALL.TXT Driver File Contents (AF595_Win_1_11_DR.exe)

            Driver installation Guide for NetWare v3.12 Server

    This document describes the procedure to install the NetWare v3.12
    server driver for FriendlyNET PCI595 Fast Ethernet Adapter.

    Location of Driver: \NETWARE\SRVRODI.312\SIS900.LAN

Installation Procedure
    Before you start with the installation process, make sure that the
    Novell NetWare v3.12 server is properly installed.   Because this
    version of driver follows Novell ODI Driver Specification Version
    3.3, the old server must be patched to work well with this driver.
    Similarly,  your adapter should also be properly installed in your

    1. These files can be obtained from the driver disk subdirectory



    2. If you can log into the server as a supervisor, copy SIS900.LAN
       relative files from the Driver Diskette "A:\NETWARE\SRVRODI.312"
       subdirectory into the NetWare 386 subdirectory SYSTEM of server.
       (If some files exists,  rename the existing files in the SYSTEM

    3. When the NetWare server prompt appears (indicated by a colon),
       load your server driver. Simply type:

       : LOAD NBI31X   <Entet>
       : LOAD MSM31X   <Entet>
       : LOAD ETHERTSM <Entet>
       : LOAD SIS900   <Enter>

       or, you can directly load file from FriendlyNET PCI595 driver disk :

       : LOAD A:\NETWARE\SRVRODI.312\NBI31X   <Enter>
       : LOAD A:\NETWARE\SRVRODI.312\MSM31X   <Enter>
       : LOAD A:\NETWARE\SRVRODI.312\SIS900   <Enter>

    4. Bind IPX to the adapter driver. Simply type:

       : BIND IPX TO SIS900 <Enter>

    5. After pressing <Enter> the computer prompts you for the Network
       Number. For details on how to assign this number, please consult
       your NetWare Server Installation Manual.

    6. Add the load and bind statements you require to the Server's
       AUTOEXEC.NCF file so that the LAN driver will load automatically
       each time the server starts up.

Optional LOAD line parameters:
    1. SLOT (Required for multiple cards)

       Specifies the NBI (NetWare Bus Interface) slot number.

       For PCI adapters,  the SLOT is derived from bus number and device
       location as defined by the PCI specification. One way to determine
       the slot number is to load the driver from the command line. You'll
       be prompted with valid device number(s) for the adapter(s). Select
       one of them.

       Syntax:  SLOT=n     (n = 1,2,3,4,...)

    2. NODE

       Specifies a local administered address (LAA) unique to each adapter.

       Use this option to provide your own unique node address for the
       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=xnxxxxxxxxxx

       n = 2, 6, A, E
       x = hexadecimal number

       Default: The adapter's assigned address.


       Specifies the mediatype that is currently used.

       Use this option to force your connection type. We support the
       fallowing media types:

          Type       Ethernet Standard    Duplex
        --------     -----------------    ------
         AUTO          auto-detect         Auto
         UTP           10BASE-T            Half
         UTPFULL       10BASE-T            Full
         FAST          100BASE-T           Half
         FASTFULL      100BASE-T           Full

       Syntax: MEDIATYPE=Type

       Type: see above.

       Default: Auto-Detect.

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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.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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