CLIENT32.TXT Driver File Contents (Netgear_FA310TX_Fast_Ethernet_PCI_Card_4.2.zip)

\HELP\NETWARE\CLIENT32.TXT

                    NETGEAR FX310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
                    -----------------------------------------
     Novell Client 32 Driver Installation for Windows 95 and DOS/Windows 
     -------------------------------------------------------------------

  Getting Started
  ---------------
  The necessary driver files for Client32 installation are stored in
  a self-extracting compressed format.  The FA310TX Client32 driver
  and the related LDI files need to be extracted prior to driver
  installation.

  Client 32 for Windows 95
  ------------------------
  Microsoft Windows 95 does not come bundled with the Client32 driver
  for the NETGEAR FA310TX adapter.  You must go through the following
  procedure to install the device driver into the Windows 95 system for
  the adapter to function properly.

  The Windows 95 installation disks or CD and the Novell Client32 diskettes
  are needed to complete this installation.  Similar procedures can be
  followed for Microsoft Windows 98.

  Installation Procedure
  ----------------------
  This procedure assumes that Windows 95 and Novell Client32 have been
  successfully installed into the system prior to installing the FA310TX
  adapter card.

  1.  Copy the compressed file NETWARE.EXE from the \NETWARE directory
      of the driver diskette into your hard disk.  Execute NETWARE.EXE
      at MS-DOS prompt to extract the drivers.  The Client32 driver
      and the necessary LDI file are stored in the CLIENT32 sub-directory.

      Make a note of the target path where the drivers are installed.

  2.  Shut down the computer and install the FA310TX adapter into the system.
      
  3.  Start your Windows 95 PC normally.  Upon power up, the system will
      indicate to you that new hardware has been found and the necessary
      driver is being installed for the new hardware.

  4.  Click no when asked if you want to restart your computer.

  5.  When the system is started, open "My Computer" -> "Control Panel" 
      -> "Networks" icons.
      
  6.  If any of the following strings exist,

         "PCI Ethernet DECchip 21040 Based Adapter"
         "PCI Fast Ethernet DCEchip 21140 Based Adapter"
         "PCI Ethernet DECchip 21041 Based Adapter"

      You are currently using the Windows 95 built-in DECchip driver.
      Make sure that you remove all of them before proceeding to the
      following steps.

  7.  Select "Add adapter" -> "Have disk" icons.

  8.  When asked where the new driver is availble, provide the path where
      the Client32 driver was priviously extracted.

  9.  Select the NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter.

  10. The system will copy the appropriate driver files into the operating
      system.  At this monent, Windows 95 will also copy the necessary files
      from the Windows 95 CD-ROM and Novell Client32 diskette. Prepare your
      Windows 95 CD-ROM or Novell Client32 diskettes for this process.

  11. After finishing file copying, the system will ask you to restart the
      system.  Select YES to reboot.

  12. During system boot up, the operating system will automatically detect 
      the NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI adapter and install the driver for 
      the adapter.

  Troubleshooting
  ---------------
  1.  Symptom:  No error appears in Device Manager and the NETGEAR FA310TX
      driver is properly intalled.   But you still have difficulty browsing
      and locating other systems on the network. 

      Solution:

      a.  Check and make sure that you have unique computer names for each
          computer in the whole network.  You can change your computer
          name in:

          "My Computer" -> "Control Panel" -> "Network" -> "Identification"

      b.  Check and make sure that the adapter is properly connected to a 
          network device (eg. HUB) and the "connection type" for this adapter
          is set to "AutoSense" or the correct connection type.  You can 
          check it in:

          "My Computer" -> "Control Panel" -> "Network" -> "Properties"
          Select the "Advanced" tab to modify the operating speed or duplex
          mode.

          Possible selections are:  Autosense, 10Base-T, 10Base-T full_duplex,
          100Base-TX, 100Base-TX full_duplex.


  Client 32 for DOS/ Windows 3.1X
  -------------------------------

    Install DOS Client 32 Driver During Client 32 Installation
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    1.  Copy the compressed file NETWARE.EXE from the \NETWARE directory
        of the driver diskette into your hard disk.  Execute NETWARE.EXE
        at MS-DOS prompt to extract the drivers.  The Client32 driver
        and the necessary LDI file are stored in the CLIENT32 sub-
        directory.

        Make a note of the target path where the drivers are installed.

    2.  Shut down the computer and install the FA310TX adapter into the
        system.
      
    3.  At MS-DOS prompt, start the Client 32 installation by executing
        the "INSTALL" command.

    4.  Follow the installation procedure of Novell NetWare Client 32.

    5.  In "Select a LAN Driver Type" window, select "32-bit" LAN driver.

        Note: You can also choose the "16-bit" LAN driver selection if
              If you wish to use the 16-bit DOS ODI driver.

    6.  In "32-Bit Network Board Drivers" window, select "USER SPECIFIED
        32-BIT DRIVER".

    7.  In "Insert The Driver Disk" window, input the path where the .LAN
        driver and .LDI files were previously extracted.

          eg. C:\NETWARE\CLINET32    for installing the 32-bit driver
              C:\NETWARE\ODI.DOS     for installing the 16-bit driver

    8.  Select "NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter Driver" 
        and the desired parameters, eg. Media Type, Frame Type, Node 
        Address ..  and continue the installation procedure.

         Note: The Media Type default is AutoDetect and the other 
               options are

               LINE_SPEED=10
               LINE_SPEED=10
               TP_FULL_DUPLEX LINE_SPEED=10
               TP_FULL_DUPLEX LINE_SPEED=100
               
    9.  After the installation, a STARTNET.BAT batch file will be created.
        Please check the STARTNET.BAT file for the right parameters.


    Install Windows 3.1X Client 32 Driver During Client 32 Installation
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    1.  In Microsoft Windows environment, run "SETUP" command to start
        Client 32 installation.

    2.  In "ODI Driver Selection" window, select "32 bit" mode and "Other
        Boards".

    3.  Enter the path and filename of the ODI driver in "ODI Driver Path"
        window.  For exmaple, C:\NETWARE\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.LAN.

    4.  Follow the installation setps of Novell NetWare Client 32.

    5.  After the installation, a STARTNET.BAT batch file will be created.
        Please check the STARTNET.BAT file contains the right parameters.


  Install Client 32 Driver After Novell NetWare Client 32 for
            DOS/Windows 3.1x is already installed
  -----------------------------------------------------------
  Copy the LAN driver, NGRPCI.LAN, and the LDI file, NGRPCI.LDI, from the
  \CLIENT32 directory to the \Novell\Client32 directory, and use a text
  editor to edit the STARTNET.BAT file directly.

  If desired, the 16-bit driver, NGRPCI.COM, and its associated INS file,
  NGRPCI.INS, from the \ODI.DOS directory can be used.
  
    Content of STARTNET.BAT (for 32-bit LAN driver)
    -----------------------------------------------
      SET NWLANGUAGE=ENGLISH
      C:\NOVELL\DOSCLNT\NIOS.EXE
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\LSLC32.NLM
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\CMSM.NLM
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\ETHERTSM.NLM
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.LAN FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2 SLOT=??
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.LAN FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 SLOT=??
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.LAN FRAME=ETHERNET_II    SLOT=??
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.LAN FRAME=ETHERNET_SNAP  SLOT=??
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\IPX.NLM           <-- Binding driver
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\CLIENT32.NLM      <-- Finding server


    Parameters supported by the NGRPCI.LAN driver
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

      SLOT     1      - Forces the driver to search for the specified board

      AUTOSENSE       - This keyword configures the adapter to conduct
                        NWay Auto-negotiation to determine the network
                        speed and the duplex mode of the network connection.

      TP              - This  keyword  selects the UTP port on the
                        adapter; either "TP" or "TP_FULL_DUPLEX" must be 
                        used together with the "LINE_SPEED" keyword.

      TP_FULL_DUPLEX  - This keyword selects twisted pair connection to
                        work in full duplex mode; either "TP" or 
                        "TP_FULL_DUPLEX" must be used together with the
                        "LINE_SPEED" keyword.

      LINE_SPEED      - This keyword selects line speed between 10Mbps and
                        100Mbps on the network card.  This keyword must be
                        used in together with the keywords "TP" or
                        "TP_FULL_DUPLEX".

                        Format: LINE_SPEED=<value>
                        Allowed values are: 10,100

      For example, to force the network adapter to operate at 100Mbps and
      half duplex, use the following line in STARTNET.BAT or the NetWare
      prompt:

        : LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.LAN  TP LINE_SPEED=100


    Content of STARTNET.BAT (for 16-bit DOS driver)
    -----------------------------------------------
      SET NWLANGUAGE=ENGLISH
      C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NIOS.EXE
      C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\LSL.COM
      C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\N16ODI.COM
      C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NESL.COM
      C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.COM
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\LSLC32.NLM
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\PC32MLID.LAN
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\TCPIP.NLM
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\IPX.NLM           <-- Binding driver
      LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\CLIENT32.NLM      <-- Finding server

    Parameters supported by the NET.CFG for NGRPCI.COM driver
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
      Link Driver NGRPCI
        Frame Ethernet_802.2
        Frame Ethernet_802.3
        Frame Ethernet_II
        Frame Ethernet_SNAP
  
      ;Optional driver keywords:
      ;TP                    ;Selects half-duplex mode.
      ;TP_FULL_DUPLEX        ;Selects full-duplex mode
      ;AUTOSENSE
      ;Line_Speed   100      ;Selects between 10Mbps or 100Mbps port & line
                             ;speed.  Default is 100Mbps.

      NetWare DOS Requester
        FIRST NETWORK DRIVE = F
        NETWARE PROTOCOL = NDS BIND


      NOTE: You can run the NetWare Client installation program for each
            workstation type from the CLIENT directory under SYS:PUBLIC or
            directly from the CD-ROM.


    TroubleShooting
    ---------------
    If you experience the "Command Line Parameter for NGRPCI" warning
    message when STARTNET.BAT is executed, provide the slot number
    at the command line in STARTNET.BAT as illustrated below.

      > LOAD C:\NOVELL\CLIENT32\NGRPCI.LAN FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 SLOT=1

     SLOT must be the correct value as found by the driver.

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