NDIS.TXT Driver File Contents (nic311.zip)

		      32-bit (NWAY) PCI Ethernet Adapter
		        NDIS/2 Driver Installation

(C) Copyright 1997 All Rights Reserved.

The drivers you need are in the directories MSLANMAN.DOS 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 driver can also be 
used with IBM LAN Server 3.0, 4.0, Banyan VINES, ARTISOFT LANtastic 5.0, 6.0,
Wollongong Pathway Access, Microsoft Windows for Workgroups v3.11,

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

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


    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file


    ETHPCI.NIF		Network Information File


    ETHPCI.OS2		The OS2 NDIS MAC driver
    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file


    ETHPCI.NIF		Network Information File


    NDIS.TXT		This readme file

    WFW.TXT		The Installation guide for
			Windows for Workgroups v3.11

    LANMAN.TXT		The installation guide for
			LAN Manager

    LANSVR.TXT		The installation guide for Lan Server

    BANYAN.TXT		The installation guide for Banyan VINES

    LANTASTI.TXT	The installation guide for ARTISOFT LANtastic 5.0, 6.0

    PATHWAY.TXT 	The installation guide for Wollongong Pathway Access.

    PATHWORK.TXT	The installation guide for DEC PATHWORKS

    PCNFS.TXT		The installation guide for Sun PC-NFS


    ETH_32D.NIF 	Network Information File for IBM Lan Support Program
    ETHPCI.DOS		The DOS NDIS/2 MAC driver
    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file


    ETH_32O.NIF 	Network Information File for IBM LAN Server 3.0, 4.0
    ETHPCI.OS2		The OS2 NDIS/2 MAC driver
    PROTOCOL.INI	A sample section of PROTOCOL.INI file

Sample PROTOCOL.INI Files and Parameters

  DriverName = ETHPCI$
; Slot = 1	      ;; {1-16}
; DATA_RATE = MB10   ;; {MB10, MB100}

There are several parameters included in the ETHPCI_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 SIA_MODE, make sure
that it matches the hardware settings.  Otherwise, the adapter may fail.

If you don't specify these settings, the NDIS/2 driver also can 
automatically detect them.

SLOT	     Specifies which network adapter is used by the driver.  If you
	     have only one 32-bit PCI LAN card in your machine, this parameter
	     is unnecessary!  For more than one 32-bit PCI LAN cards, this
	     parameter is required and cannot be omitted from PROTOCOL.INI.
	     If the first 32-bit PCI LAN adapter is assigned to Slot=16, the 
             second one will be Slot=17, the third Slot=18 and so forth until 
             the last slot.

SIA_MODE     Specifies the media type used by the adapter.
	     Acceptable values for this parameter are AUTODETECT, TP,
	     BNC and TP_FULL_DUPLEX. If you didn't specify this setting, it
	     would be AUTODETECT.

DATA_RATE    Specifies the line speed for 10/100M(-NWAY) adapter.  The default
             setting is MB100.
	     MB100: 100Mbps
             MB10: 10Mbps

TX_THRESHOLD Specifies the FIFO threshold level during packet transmission.
	     Acceptable values for this parameter are:

					       Support	  Support
	    Keywords	   Level (bytes)       10M Card   10/100M Card
	    ========	==================     ========	  ============
	      LW128	  72	128		 Yes	     Yes
	      LW256	  96	256		 Yes	     Yes
	      LW512	 128	512		 Yes	     Yes
	     LW1024	 160   1024		 Yes	     Yes
	       FP	  X    full packet	 No	     Yes

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