NDIS.TXT Driver File Contents (en1688.zip)

	     Accton EN1688 ISA Ethernet Adapter
	     NDIS Driver Installation Overview
	     ==================================

       Copyright (c) 1997 Accton Technology Corporation.
       All Rights Reserved.


The driver you need are in the directories MSLANMAN.DOS,
MSLANMAN.OS2 and NDIS. The NDIS drivers contained in
these subdirectories are used with 3Com 3+Open, Microsoft
OS/2 LAN Manager OEM distribution, Release 1.x or 2.x,	and
other compatible OEM versions of LAN Manager.

The drivers named ETHNE conform to the Network Driver
Interface Specification (NDIS) defined by Microsoft/3Com.

Included in MSLANMAN.DOS, MSLANMAN.OS2, and NDIS subdirectories
are the following files:

\MSLANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\ETHERNET\ACCTON\

    ETHNE.DOS		The DOS NDIS MAC driver
    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file

\MSLANMAN.DOS\DRIVERS\NIF\

    ACCTON.NIF		Network Information File

\MSLANMAN.OS2\DRIVERS\ETHERNET\ACCTON\

    ETHNE.OS2		The OS/2 NDIS MAC driver
    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file

\MSLANMAN.OS2\DRIVERS\NIF\

    ACCTON.NIF		Network Information File

\NDIS\DOS

    NDISDOS.NIF 	Network Information File for LAN Server (DOS)
    ETHNE.DOS		The DOS NDIS MAC driver
    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file

\NDIS\OS2

    NDISOS2.NIF 	Network Information File for LAN Server (OS/2)
    ETHNE.OS2		The OS/2 NDIS MAC driver
    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file

\NDIS

    OEMSETUP.INF	Network Information File for Windows for
			Workgroups v3.1
    LANMAN.TXT		The Installation guide for LAN Manager
    LANSVR.TXT		The Installation guide for Lan Server
    NDIS.TXT		This readme file
    PATHWORK.TXT	The Installation guide for DEC PATHWORKS
    PCNFS.TXT		The Installation guide for Sun PC-NFS
    WFW.TXT		The Installation guide for Windows for
			Workgroups v3.1


Verifying Installation
----------------------

Verify for proper adapter installation by running
the diagnostic program using SETUP.

Note that only runs under DOS and will not run under
the OS/2 environment.

Sample PROTOCOL.INI Files and Parameters
----------------------------------------

[NDIS2_NIF]

;  Default section of protocol.ini file for the Adapter
    drivername = ETHNE$
    irq = 3
    iobase = 0x300
; End of this sample file

There are several parameters included in the NDIS2_NIF
section of the PROTOCOL.INI file. However, the only parameter
that you should specify is the "drivername."

If you change other parameter settings, such as the IOBASE
or IRQ, make sure that it matches the hardware setting.
Otherwise, the adapter may fail.

If you don't specify these settings, the NDIS driver
will automatically detect them.

irq	    Specifies the interrupt channel used by the adapter.
	    Acceptable values for this parameter are 2(9), 3, 4, 5,
	    10, 11, 12 ,and 15.

iobase	    Specifies the iobase address used by the adapter.
	    This parameter is given in hexadecimal values.
	    Acceptable value for this parameter are 0x200, 0x220, 0x240, 0x260
	    0x280, 0x2A0, 0x2C0, 0x2E0, 0x300, 0x320, 0x340, 0x360, 0x380
	    0x3A0, 0x3C0, 0x3E0.


List of Additional Parameters in the PROTOCOL.INI file
for the NDIS Driver Configuration
------------------------------------------------------
Note that values for the following parameters are seldom
changed by the user. Most of the time the default
values are used.

Keyword 	Parameter

MaxMultiCast	1 .. 1000  Default 10
		Maximum number of MultiCast Addresses.
		This configures the size of the MultiCast
		Address Table.

MaxRequests	6 .. 64  Default 8
		Maximum number of outstanding General Requests.
		This configures the size of the General Request
		Queue.

MaxTransmits	6 .. 64  Default 12
		Maximum number of outstanding TransmitChain commands.
		This configures the size of the TransmitChain Request
		Queue.

ReceiveChains	6 .. 96  Default 12
		Maximum number of outstanding ReceiveChain commands.
		This configures the size of the ReceiveChain Request
		Queue.

ReceiveBuffers	6 .. 96  Default 12
		Configures the number of the Receive buffers in the
		Receive Buffer Pool.

TransmitBufSize 128 .. 1514  Default 1514
		Configures the size (in bytes) of buffers in the
		Transmit Buffer Pool.

Troubleshooting and Error Messages
----------------------------------

To check for problems, please run the Test Adapter option
from SETUP.

Error Message:
	ERROR: Adapter card not found or I/O port error.
Possible Causes:
	1. The adapter is not installed correctly in its slot.
	2. I/O port failure due to incompatibility between
	   the computer and the card
Solution:
	Run the SETUP program to determine reason for the error.

Error Message:
	ETHNE-Error-01: Incorrect Media Setting or Bad Transceiver
Possible Causes:
	1. The transceiver failure.
	2. Cable breaks.
	3. Loose cable connection.
Solution:
	Run SETUP's diagnostic program to determine the cause
	of the problem.

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