NW311.TXT Driver File Contents (IEE_100B.ZIP)

Driver Package File Name: IEE_100B.ZIP
File Size: 798.3 KB

   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
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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.



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