4 Server: NetWare 3.11 server v1.06 NetWare* 3.11 Server Driver Installation Notes for Intel's EtherExpress(TM) PRO/100B adapter ========================================================== Location of driver: \NWSERVER\311LAN\100BLAN.EXE (self-extracting archive containing ODI 3.2 Assembly Specification driver) Location of NLM's: On Novell's automated services. ETHERTSM.NLM 04-18-95 LSLENH.NLM 12-21-94 PATCHMAN.NLM 01-22-96 MSM31X.NLM 11-23-94 MONITOR.NLM 10-26-92 (v1.75 or higher, otherwise abends will occur) Note: NetWare 3.1x needs MSM31X.NLM renamed to MSM.NLM. Overview -------- NetWare 3.11 requires an ODI 3.2 Assembly Specification driver. This driver is in a self-extracting archive named 100BLAN.EXE contained on the \NWSERVER\311LAN\ directory of the Configuration and Drivers disk. To unpack the archive copy it to a blank floppy disk or other directory that has at least 60K bytes of free disk space and type E100BLAN on the command line. The archive contains the following files: E100B.LAN (3.2 spec server driver) E100B.LDI (Installation file) NW311.TXT (This file) Sample load commands -------------------- LOAD C:<PATH>\PATCHMAN LOAD C:<PATH>\LSLENH LOAD C:<PATH>\MSM LOAD C:<PATH>\ETHERTSM LOAD C:<PATH>\E100B SLOT=n FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 BIND IPX TO E100B NET=xxxxxxxx General instructions -------------------- 1 Install NetWare 3.11 according to the NetWare 3.11 installation manual. 2 Copy the E100B.LAN server driver, that you unpacked from the archive 100BLAN.EXE, and any updated NLMs to the NetWare server's hard drive. If you can't log in to the server (before starting the server) copy the E100B.LAN driver to the root directory of the server's hard drive. If you can log into the server, copy the files to the SYSTEM subdirectory. If you do this, you won't need to specify a path on the load line. If you copy it to another directory, make sure the LOAD statement includes the correct path. 3 Modify the server's STARTUP.NCF to preallocate server buffers with the following: SET MAXIMUM PHYSICAL RECEIVE PACKET SIZE = 1536 (or larger) 4 Start the server. At the server console, issue the load and bind statement. LOAD C:<PATH>\PATCHMAN LOAD C:<PATH>\LSLENH LOAD C:<PATH>\MSM LOAD C:<PATH>\ETHERTSM LOAD C:<PATH>\E100B SLOT=x FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 BIND IPX TO E100B NET=xxxxxxxx Where: SLOT=x specifies the PCI device number. Substitute x with the valid value for the adapter. You will be prompted if you don't specify a slot number. NET=xxxxxxxx is the unique network address for that LAN segment. The default frame type is 802.2. If your workstations needs to use the 802.3 frame type, see the section later in this document about using multiple frame types on one adapter. 5 Add the load and bind statements you need to the server's AUTOEXEC.NCF file so the EtherExpress PRO/100B adapter driver loads automatically each time the server starts. Hints and tips ============== 1 Installing multiple adapters: If you have multiple adapters in a single server, each adapter must have a different NET number and SLOT number. Also, you may want to name each adapter. For example: LOAD C:\E100B SLOT=3 NAME=LAN_A BIND IPX TO LAN_A NET=222 LOAD C:\E100B SLOT=4 NAME=LAN_B BIND IPX TO LAN_B NET=333 2 If you have problems loading the driver on multiple adapters and the initialization fails due to "Insufficient RCBs," increase the number of buffers allocated to the server. Add the following to STARTUP.NCF: SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 100 (or larger) SET MAXIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 500 (or larger) The MINIMUM value you specify must be at least 30 times the number of EtherExpress PRO/100B adapters in the computer. Recommended settings: 1-3 adapters: 100 4 adapters: 150 The MAXIMUM you can specify depends on the amount of memory in the server, but it must be greater than the MINIMUM. 3 Installing one adapter with multiple frame types: When binding multiple frame types to one adapter, enter a LOAD and BIND statement for each frame type. Each LOAD statement uses the same SLOT number, but each BIND statement needs a unique network number. You must also include a name on each load line to avoid being prompted for the board to bind IPX to. Example: LOAD C:\E100B SLOT=3 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 NAME=LAN8023 BIND IPX TO LAN8023 NET=77777 LOAD C:\E100B SLOT=3 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2 NAME=LAN8022 BIND IPX TO LAN8022 NET=88888 4 Optional LOAD line parameters FORCEDUPLEX: Duplex modes: Auto-negotiate: The adapter negotiates with the hub how to send/receive packets, either full or half duplex. If unsuccessful at negotiating the duplex, the adapter defaults to half duplex. You must have an auto-negotiating hub (an Nway* switch) to get full duplex support with the FORCEDUPLEX parameter set to 0 (auto- negotiation). Full duplex: The adapter sends and receives packets at the same time. This improves the performance of your adapter. Set duplex mode to full duplex ONLY if you have a switch that supports full duplex. Half duplex: The adapter performs one operation at a time. It either sends or receives. Note: The PRO/100B T4 adapter does not support full duplex at 100 Mbps, nor does the T4 adapter support Auto-Negotiation, or Nway. The PRO/100B TX adapter does not have any of these limitations. Syntax: FORCEDUPLEX=n Where n=0 auto-negotiate (PRO/100B TX adapter only) 1 half duplex 2 full duplex Note: If the adapter is set to half or full duplex, set the SPEED parameter to either 10 or 100. (see SPEED below) Default: auto-negotiation (PRO/100B TX adapter) half duplex (PRO/100B T4 adapter) Examples: PRO/100B TX (100 Mbps full duplex): FORCEDUPLEX=2 SPEED=100 PRO/100B TX (10 Mbps full duplex): FORCEDUPLEX=2 SPEED=10 PRO/100B T4 (100 Mbps full duplex): Not Supported PRO/100B T4 (10 Mbps full duplex): FORCEDUPLEX=2 SPEED=10 SLOT (required): For PCI adapters, SLOT is derived from bus number and device location as defined by the PCI specification. One way to determine the slot number is to load the driver from the command line. You'll be prompted with valid device number(s) for the adapter(s). Select one of them. Syntax: SLOT=n (n = 1,2,3,4,...) SPEED: Specifies the speed the driver uses. If you don't use this parameter, the driver automatically detects the network speed. If unable to autosense, the driver defaults to 10 Mbps. NOTE: You must set the SPEED parameter to either 10 or 100 if you're setting the FORCEDUPLEX parameter to either half or full. If you use this parameter, the driver operates at the specified speed instead of auto-detecting network speed. Syntax: SPEED=n (n = 10 or 100) Default: The adapter automatically senses speed. NODE: Specifies a local administered address (LAA) unique to each adapter. Use this option to provide your own unique node address for the adapter. The node address is a 12-digit hexadecimal number; the second digit must be one of the following digits: 2, 6, A, E. Syntax: NODE=xnxxxxxxxxxx n = 2, 6, A, E x = hexadecimal number Default: The adapter's assigned address FRAME: Indicates one of four valid frame types the system is transmitting and receiving. Syntax: FRAME=n n = Ethernet_802.2 Ethernet_802.3 Ethernet_II Ethernet_SNAP Default: Ethernet_802.2 TXTHRESHOLD: Represents the threshold for transmits from extender SRAM FIFO (output buffer). Syntax: TXTHRESHOLD=n (n = number of 8 bytes) For example, 16 represents 16x8 (or 128 bytes). In this case, the LAN controller transmits after copying 128 bytes from the host memory. Default: dynamically set The maximum number that you can specify is 200 (200x8=1600 bytes) which ensures there will not be any underruns. * Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Download Driver Pack
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