NW312.TXT Driver File Contents (Netgear_FA310TX_Fast_Ethernet_PCI_Card_4.2.zip)

\HELP\NETWARE\NW312.TXT

                  NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
                  -----------------------------------------
         Driver Installation for Novell NetWare Server version 3.12
         ----------------------------------------------------------

  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.

  Upgrading NetWare 3.12 Server software
  --------------------------------------
  The provided NetWare 3.12 server driver for FA310TX follows the
  Novell ODI Driver Specification version 3.31, and is capable of
  supporting requests from legacy DOS client and the new clients
  issuing client32 requests.  As a result, the version 3.12 NetWare
  server software must be patched to work with this driver.  The 
  patching method is described below as part of the installation
  procedure.

  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 3.12 driver
      and the necessary NLM files are stored in the \SERVER\NW312 sub-
      directory.

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

  2.  Execute LSWAP in the \SERVER\NW312 directory at MS-DOS prompt to
      upgrade the NetWare 3.12 server software.

      > LSWAP LOADER.EXE  C:\NWSERVER\SERVER.EXE
          
        Usage: LSWAP [loaderFilePath [serverFilePath]]
               Default loaderFilePath = C:\NWSERVER\LOADER.EXE
               Default serverFilePath = C:\NWSERVER\SERVER.EXE
 
  3.  Copy the NGRPCI.LAN file into the subdirectory of your server.
      For example:

        > copy C:\<PATH>\SERVER\NW312\NGRPCI.LAN  C:\NWSERVER

        ; if C:\NWSERVER is the server subdirectory
        ; <PATH> is the path where NetWare drivers are extracted.

  4.  Copy the follwing NLM files into your server directory and rename
      NBI31X.NLM to NBI.NLM and MSM31X.NLM to MSM.NLM at the same time.

        > copy C:\<PATH>\SERVER\NW312\NBI31X.NLM    C:\NWSERVER\NBI.NLM
        > copy C:\<PATH>\SERVER\NW312\MSM31X.NLM    C:\NWSERVER\MSM.NLM
        > copy C:\<PATH>\SERVER\NW312\ETHERTSM.NLM  C:\NWSERVER

  5.  Execute SERVER.EXE on the server system.

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

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

  7.  Modify the server's AUTOEXEC.NCF as follows:

        load C:\NWSERVER\NBI.NLM
        load C:\NWSERVER\MSM.NLM
        load C:\NWSERVER\ETHERTSM.NLM
        load C:\NWSERVER\NGRPCI.LAN
        bind ipx to NGRPCI net=xxxx  ;xxxx is the network number (eg. 33)

  8.  Press  <Esc> key when done editing.
      Select "Yes" to save.
      Select "Exit" to exit installation.

  9.  Reboot the server system.  The driver is now installed.


  Parameters supported by the NetWare 3.12 server driver NGRPCI.LAN
  -----------------------------------------------------------------

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

    AUTOSENSE       - This keyword configures the network port to auto-
                      matically determine the network speed and duplex mode
                      according to 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 line speed of the network port
                      to either 10Mbps (Ethernet) or 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet)

                      The Line_speed keyword must be used in combination
                      with either the "TP" or "TP_FULL_DUPLEX" keyword.

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

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

                      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 half-
    duplex mode, use the following commands in AUTOEXEC.NCF or at the NetWare
    prompt:

      : load C:\NWSERVER\NGRPCI.LAN  TP LINE_SPEED=100


  Sample AUTOEXEC.NCF file
  ------------------------
    #Load the NLM files on Netware 3.12 server
    #-------------------------------------------
    load c:\nwserver\nbi
    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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