Location of Driver: \DOS\E100SODI.COM
Use the Novell DOS ODI client driver (E100SODI.COM) to connect to an existing server and set up your computer as a new server.
Note: The Intel® PRO/100 Smart Adapter was designed as a high-performance server adapter and Intel recommends you don't use the adapter as a full-time DOS ODI client. The driver also doesn't support promiscuous mode. This means you won't be able to use network analyzer applications such as LANalyzer* for Windows*.
Quick Installation for Connecting to a Server:
Note: If you're running EMM386, make sure you're using v4.49 or later. It's the version that ships with DOS 6.22. It's also in the \EMM directory on the Intel Configuration and Drivers disk.
- Copy these files from the \DOS directory on the Intel Configuration and Drivers disk to the appropriate directory on your hard drive (usually the \NWCLIENT directory):
\NET.CFG (if one doesn't already exist)
- Modify the sample NET.CFG as needed (you may need to change the frame type).
- At the DOS prompt, load the drivers in this order:
(if the LASTDRIVE= statement is in your CONFIG.SYS, make sure it's less than "Z".)
Sample NET.CFG (provided on the Configuration and Drivers disk)
For 802.3 clients - generally NetWare 2.x and 3.11 servers:
- LINK DRIVER E100SODI
- FRAME ETHERNET_802.3
For 802.2 clients - generally NetWare 3.12 and 4.1 servers:
- LINK DRIVER E100SODI
- FRAME ETHERNET_802.2
If you don't know which frame type to load, type CONFIG from your file server console to see which frame type your file server is loading and load one of these frame types on the workstation.
If you list two or more frame types in the NET.CFG, the IPX protocol will bind to the first frame type.
The NET.CFG file should be in the same directory as the adapter driver.
For normal operation, none of these parameters are required.
SPEED: Specifies the speed the driver uses. If you don't use this parameter, the driver automatically detects the network speed.
If no cable is attached, the driver defaults to 100 Mbps.
If you use this parameter, the driver operates at the specified speed instead of automatically detecting network speed.
- Syntax: SPEED n
- n = 10 or 100
- Default: none, the adapter automatically senses speed
SLOT: Specifies the slot number. This is optional for single adapter installations, but required for multiple adapter installations.
For PCI adapters, SLOT is derived from DEVICE LOCATION and doesn't map to the physical location of the adapter. Currently, the PCI specification doesn't tell you how to determine which adapter corresponds to a device number.
When installing multiple adapters, insert and configure each adapter one at a time. The driver will report the slot number when it loads.
You can also run the SETUP.EXE utility from the Intel Configuration and Drivers diskette and view the adapter's slot number (and device location in hex).
- Syntax: SLOT n
- n = 1,2,3,4,...
NODE ADDRESS: Specifies the adapter's 12-digit node address. This parameter overrides the adapter's default node address, which is read from the EEPROM on the adapter.
- Syntax: NODE ADDRESS n
- n = 12-digit hexadecimal value.
The second digit of the value must be either 2, 6, A, or E.
LINK DRIVER E100SODI
- SPEED 100
- SLOT 5
- NODE ADDRESS 02aa00xxxxxx <--Last six digits are unique for each adapter
Note: If you're overriding the factory-assigned node address, the second digit of the new address must be 2, 6, A, or E.
This applies to: