README.TXT Driver File Contents (nic311.zip)

		 32-Bit PCI Bus (fast) Ethernet Adapter
		   Packet Driver Installation Overview
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PCIPD syntax:

PCIPD  [-#] [-a] [-b] [-t] [-f] [-s] [-d] [-n] [-w] [-u] [-h] <PD_INT_NO>

where:

[-#]	       The "-#" option will let driver work on a specific adapter
	       when multiple 32-bit PCI adapters are found in the computer
	       system.	For example, "-1" means the first adapter will
	       be activated by the driver, "-2" means means the second
	       adapter will be activated, ... etc.
	       A maximum of 4 adapters are supported simulaneously.


[-a]	       The "-a" option will let driver perform automatic media
	       detection during driver initialization.	The detection
	       sequence is

		     TP 100Mbps Full Duplex --> TP 10Mbps Full Duplex
		 --> TP 100Mbps Half Duplex --> TP 10Mbps Half Duplex

	       If no physical media is attached to the adapter then
	       BNC 10Mbps is the default media for both adapters A. and B.,
	       and TP 100Mbps Full Duplex is the default media for adapter C.

[-b]	       The "-b" option is use Coaxial Cable(BNC)(10BASE-2) as transmission
	       media.

[-t]	       The "-t" option is use Twisted Pair(RJ-45)(10BASE-T) as
	       transmission media. And it is also default setting.

[-f]	       The "-f" option enables FULL_DUPLEX feature of the adapters.
	       It make no effect except Twisted Pair is used.

[-s]	       The "-s" option set adapter line speed to 100Mbps.  It is a
	       dedicated option for Fastnet adapter.

[-d]	       The "-d" option does not start LAN card until this driver is
	       called by the higher layer programs first.

[-n]	       Your  NOVELL server uses NOVELL ISO-like packets. Your NOVELL
	       workstation uses  NOVELL 8137 packets. You can use this option
	       to convert NOVELL 8137 packets into  NOVELL ISO-like packets.

[-w]	       Steve Wallace added a hack to let the packet drivers run under
	       Windows. This is not to be construed with the proper solution,
	       which is to write a TCP/IP package for Windows.

	       This hack is enabled only when you use the '-w' switch.

[-u]	       This option unloads the Packet Driver.

[-h]	       This option displays the on-line help.

<PD_INT_NO>    This specifies the software interrupt (INT) where  you'll
	       load the packet driver. It must be in the range 0x60 to 0x80.


Notice!!       The PC/TCP kernel, by default, is loaded at interrupt 0x61
	       (so don't load the packet driver there!)

Example:

The following command line loads the 32-bit (fast) Ethernet adapters
Packet Driver at software interrupt 60h, transmission media is
automatical-detected:

PCIPD -a 0x60  or PCIPD 0x60

Note: The default transmission media is automatical-detection.
Note: The placement of 0x prior to the parameters.


After the Packet Driver is loaded, you can run the PC/TCP kernel ETHDRV.EXE.
The PC is then ready for PC/TCP communications.

To run PC/TCP applications, You need to load PC/TCP Kernel
    ("ETHDRV.EXE").

    a. Refer to PC/TCP manual, Command Reference
       section, Chapter 2.3.
    b. The following example loads the PC/TCP Kernel and allocate 8
       packet buffers.	Increasing the packet buffer numbers (from the
       default of 5) prevents dropping of packets due to buffer shortage.

       ETHDRV -p 8 <Enter>

    c. At this point, you are ready to run PC/TCP applications
       (e.g., 'ftp', 'telnet').
       example ftp 192.72.24.202 , 192.72.24.202  is host address.
       Regard to host address , you must know its address.

      For information regarding the "FTP's PC/TCP Network
      Software for DOS" packages, please
      contact:

      FTP Software, Inc.
      26 Princess Street
      Wakefield, MA  01880
      (617) 246-0900

How to Communicate with NCSA TelNet.

1. Make sure you have the correct version of NCSA Telnet
   for the PC. You need version 2.3 or later to support
   the packet driver interface.

2. Install the NCSA software onto your system. Please
   refer to the NCSA documentation for detailed instructions.

3. Load Packet Driver (PCIPD 0x60):

   a. Refer to "Packet Driver Syntax" section above.
   b. To view the hint screen, type

      PCIPD -h <Enter>

   c. The following example will load the packet driver
      using interrupt vector 60 (hex).	The IO_BASE
      and IRQ will be read from adapter configuraion space:

      PCIPD 0x60   <Enter>

4. At this point you are ready to run NCSA applications
   (e.g., 'ftp', 'telnet', etc.)

   For example, ftp 192.72.24.202, 192.72.24.202 is host address.


      For information regarding NCSA's products please
      contact:

      National Center for Supercomputing Applications
      264 Computing Applications Building
      605 E. Springfield Ave.
      Champaign, Ill. 61820
      (217) 244-0638
      telbug@ncsa.uiuc.edu

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