NW32.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 3.2

  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 3.2 driver
      and the necessary NLM files are stored in the \SERVER\NW312 sub-

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

  2.  Copy the NGRPCI.LAN file into the subdirectory of your server.
      For example:


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

  3.  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

  4.  Run SERVER.EXE on the server.

  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 follows:

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

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

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

  Parameters supported by the NetWare 3.2 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 line speed and the duplex
                      mode according to the network connection.

    TP              - This keyword configures the network port to opearte
                      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 at
                      either 10Mbps (Ethernet) or 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet)

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

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

    TX_THRESHOLD    - This keyword selects the 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 the transmission after a full frame is in
                      the FIFO.  The network performance is better when a
                      smaller value is chosen.  However, when exepriencing
                      any compatibility problem, use Store and Forward or
                      a bigger transmit threshold value.

                      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, use the following command line in AUTOEXEC.NCF or at the NetWare


  Sample AUTOEXEC.NCF file
    #Load the NLM files on Netware 3.2 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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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.

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