README.TXT Driver File Contents (AcctonEN2212PCMCIACardEthernetDrivers.exe)

                      Accton Technology Corporation
                  Netware Driver Installation Overview
                   For EN2212 Ethernet PCMCIA Adapters

    Copyright (C) 1993, 1994, 1995 by Accton Technology Corporation.
    All rights reserved.

This README file is an explanation of the files contained in the
\NETWARE subdirectory of this diskette.  For more information, please  
refer to the "NOVELL NetWare ODI Shell for DOS" manual.


       This file implements the Link Support Layer  for  DOS/ODI
       workstations  and is  the program that is generally loaded first
       after booting.  The Link Support Layer file enables the
       workstation to communicate over several protocols.


       This is Novell's protocol stack for DOS/ODI workstations.
       It performs the same functions what IPX.COM does for DOS
       workstations.  It is loaded after the LAN driver.  Other protocols 
       can be loaded in  place  of it or along with it.  This is one of 
       the key features of the ODI environment.

       NetWare Network program.

       If you use                 You Need
       Conventional memory        NETx.COM

       Expanded memory            EMSNETx.EXE
       (LIM 4.0 EMS Compatible)

       Extended memory            XMSNETx.EXE
       (XMS 2.0 compatible)

       Netbios emulation program (INT 5CH interface) allows you to
       run  Netbios  application  programs  based  on  the NETBIOS.EXE
       interface.  The running sequence is:

       1. IPX shell driver
		    ACCOPEN.EXE /INT=5 /PORT=300  --> PCMCIA Enabler
                    NETBIOS.EXE  --> netbios emulation interface

       2. DOS/ODI driver
		    ACCOPEN.EXE /INT=5 /PORT=300  --> PCMCIA Enabler
                    PCMMLID.COM   --> Accton DOS/ODI driver

If the DOS/ODI driver PCMMLID executed successfully, it would display
the adapter mode and configuration information.  Otherwise you 
would see an error message and the cause of the failure.  Note the
PCMCIA Adapter must be enabled by ACCOPEN.EXE before issuing the
PCMMLID.COM command.

Here is the list of error messages the driver may display and the correction

  *    "The board cannot be found."

       The adapter does not exist or the driver does not recognize the adapter.

       Correction: Insert an Accton PCMCIA adapter into the slot.

  *    "Board RAM failed the memory test."

       The RAM buffer on the adapter failed.

       Correction: Insert a new adapter and run the driver again.

  *    "The board did not respond to the initialization command."

       The driver recognized the adapter but the adapter failed to respond.

       Correction: Insert a new adapter and run the driver again.

  *    "There is no cable connecting to the adapter."

       There is no cable connecting to the adapter or the transceiver within
       the adapter failed.

       Correction: Connect the cable to the adapter and run the driver again.

       Normally,  you do not need a NET.CFG file because the  established
       defaults are adequate for your network.  One exception is when your 
       workstation  has more than one network adapters.  In this case,
       for  each adapter, there  must  exist a MLID section
       in the NET.CFG file.

       Note: ODI driver always parses your NET.CFG file first. The 
             configuration in NET.CFG takes precedence over the 
             parameter settings stored in the internal memory of the adapter. 

       Below is a sample NET.CFG file:

                  INT   5
                  PORT  300

       You can consult "NetWare 386 Installation, Appendix E" for  more 
       information about NET.CFG.

       Novell has already changed the Ethernet default frame type to 802.2
       starting with the release of NetWare v4.0. The move has to be made to
       enable it to better support future protocol  and networking features.
       Some of these features are IPX with checksum,  security enhancements,
       and  protocol independence.  Following this change,  the default frame
       type of  DOS/ODI  driver is Ethernet 802.2 when there  is no protocol
       binding in NET.CFG file.  In this case,  if  your server  is not
       NetWare v4.0, please make sure the Ethernet 802.2 frame type has been
       bound before logging in.

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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.

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