NW311.TXT Driver File Contents (Netgear_FA310TX_Fast_Ethernet_PCI_Card_4.2.zip)


                  NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
         Driver Installation for Novell NetWare Server version 3.11

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

  Installation Procedure
  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 NetWare 3.11 driver
      and the necessary NLM files are stored in the \SERVER\NW311 sub-

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

  2.  Copy the NGRPCI.LAN from the target path into the subdirectory of
      your server.


  3.  Copy the supplied NLM files in the NW311 directory to your server
      directory.  Rename MSM31X.NLM as MSM.NLM at the same time.


  4.  Execute SERVER.EXE on your server system.

  5.  At the NetWare prompt, enter "Load Install" to edit the
      AUTOEXEC.NCF file.

      :load install
       Select <System Option>
       Select <Edit Autoexec.NCF file>

  6.  Modify the server's AUTOEXEC.NCF as following.
                load C:\NWSERVER\PATCHMAN.NLM
                load C:\NWSERVER\LSLENH.NLM
                load C:\NWSERVER\MSM.NLM
                load C:\NWSERVER\ETHERTSM.NLM
                load C:\NWSERVER\NGRPCI.LAN
                bind ipx to NGRPCI  net=xxxx

  7.  Press <ESC> when done editing.
      Select "YES" to save.
      Select "EXIT" to leave installation.

  8.  Reboot the Server again.  The NetWare 3.11 driver for the FA310TX
      network adapter card is now installed.

  Parameters supported by the NetWare 3.11 server driver NGRPCI.LAN

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

    AUTOSENSE       - This keyword configures the adapter to automatically
                      determine the line speed and the duplex mode of the
                      network connection.

    TP              - This keyword configures the network port to operate
                      in half-duplex mode.

    TP_FULL_DUPLEX  - This keyword configures the network port to operate
                      in full duplex mode.

                      The "TP" or "TP_FULL_DUPLEX" keywords must be used
                      in combination with the "LINE_SPEED" keyword.

    LINE_SPEED      - This keyword configures the network port to operate
                      in either 10Mbps (Ethernet) or 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet)

                      This keyword must be used in combination with the
                      "TP" or "TP_FULL_DUPLEX" keyword.

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

    TX_THRESHOLD    - This keyword selects transmit threshold mode.
                      TX_THRESHOLD lets you choose the number of bytes
                      read from the host memory into the transmit FIFO
                      before the transmission.  If the frame length is
                      less than the threshold value, the adapter will
                      start to transmit after a full frame is in the FIFO.
                      The network performance is better when a smaller value
                      is chosen.   However, if there is any compatibility
                      problem, Store and Forward or a bigger value is

                      Format: TX_THRESHOLD=<value>
                      Allowed values are: 0 - 6

                      0   -   Store and Forward
                      1   -   Threshold 36 Bytes
                      2   -   Threshold 72 Bytes  (default)
                      3   -   Threshold 96 Bytes
                      4   -   Threshold 128 Bytes
                      5   -   Threshold 160 Bytes
                      6   -   Threshold 256 Bytes

    For example, to force the network adapter to operate at 100Mbps and
    half duplex, use the following line in AUTOEXEC.NCF or at the NetWare


  Sample AUTOEXEC.NCF file
    #Load the MSM and TSM on Netware 3.11 server
    load c:\nwserver\patchman    (load this file only under Netware 3.11)
    load c:\nwserver\lslenh      (load this file only under Netware 3.11)
    load c:\nwserver\msm
    load c:\nwserver\ethertsm
    #Working with NGRPCI driver (one PCI card)
    load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_ii    name=e1
    load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_802.2 name=e2
    load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_802.3 name=e3
    bind ipx to e1 net=10
    bind ipx to e2 net=20
    bind ipx to e3 net=30

    #Working with NGRPCI driver (multiple PCI cards)
    #load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_ii    name=e5   slot=1 ; card #1
    #load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_802.2 name=e6   slot=1 ; card #1
    #load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_802.3 name=e7   slot=1 ; card #1
    #bind ipx to e5 net=100
    #bind ipx to e6 net=200
    #bind ipx to e7 net=300

    #load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_ii    name=e5   slot=2 ; card #2
    #load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_802.2 name=e6   slot=2 ; card #2
    #load c:\nwserver\NGRPCI frame=ethernet_802.3 name=e7   slot=2 ; card #2
    #bind ipx to e5 net=50
    #bind ipx to e6 net=60
    #bind ipx to e7 net=70

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  • 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.

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