MSLANMAN.OS2/DRIVERS/ETHERNET/EL59X/PROTOCOL.INI Driver File Contents (3com_595.zip)
Driver Package File Name: 3com_595.zip
DriverName = "EL59X$"
; below are examples and explanations of some of the keywords supported by the
; 3C59X NDIS 2.01 driver. most of the lines are simply comments. the lines
; marked with "-->" are lines that can be edited (removing the ";-->" and
; replacing it with spaces, and modifying the right hand side as appropriate.
; MAXTRANSMITS=n, n=6..50, specifies the number of transmits which can be queued
; up by the driver when the TxFIFO is full or the adapter is otherwise busy.
; When we run out of queue entries, an OUT_OF_RESOURCES error will be returned
; to the protocol on a transmit attempt. Most protocols will handle running out
; of resources will little performance degredation. However, some
; implementations will drop packets and consequently lower performance if
; OUT_OF_RESOURCES is returned too often. The default value is 6, which should
; be sufficient for most cases, and is adequate for window sizes up to about 6
; or so. On a heavily loaded server with a lot of active connections, you may
; want to increase this number since with large windows on multiple active
; connections you may need a bigger transmit queue to handle them all. Each
; queue entry takes about 128 bytes of memory, so increasing this number will
; increase the resident size of the driver.
; NETADDRESS allows the user to configure the network address of the adapter,
; rather than using the one in EEProm. If not specified the address on the
; adapter will be used. If specified, the right hand side must be exactly
; 12 hex ascii characters which will be converted to the network address.
; The only restrictions we impose is that the address not have the multicast
; bit set (an odd number in the second digit) and the network address have
; bit one of the most significant byte of the address set. This bit
; signifies a locally administered address.
; BUSMASTER=NO tells the driver to disable bus-mastering. The default is
; BUSMASTER=YES. The driver will test bus master when it starts. If the
; driver finds bus master doesn't work, it will disable bus-mastering.
; This will likely reduce performance but might be used to work around
; problems that could occur in certain machines.
; BUS=<name> specifies the type of bus to search for a 3C59X adapter. This
; keyword is for compatability in multi-adapter situations. This keyword
; instructs the driver to only seach the specific bus to find an adapter.
; If this paramer is not present, the driver will search all busses until
; an adapter is found. <name> can be PCI or EISA
; SLOT=n, n=0..31 specifies the specific slot number to look for a 3C59X
; adapter. In the absence of this keyword the driver will search all slots
; for a 3c59x adapter, so it isn't required unless there are multiple 3C59X
; adapters in the computer. For PCI the "SLOT=n" parameter is atually a
; device number. Usually device 0 is on the motherboard, and the "slots"
; start around 8 or so, but this varies from computer to computer. The best
; way to determine what number to use is to look at the slot number displayed
; by the 3C59XCFG.EXE program for a given adapter. Note: if BUSNO is not
; specified, but SLOT is, we will search the specified SLOT on all PCI busses
; (0..7) in turn. For EISA computers, the SLOT is the specific slot the EISA
; adapter is located in.
; BUSNO=n, n=0..7 specifies the PCI bus number to search for the 3C59X
; adapter. In most computers today there is only a single PCI bus, number 0.
; However, the PCI architecture allow for multiple PCI busses. If this
; keyword isn't specified, the driver will search all busses for a
; 3C59X adapter, so this keyword isn't required unless there are multiple
; 3C59X adapters in the computer.