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.
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.
LOAD C:\E100S SLOT=12 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.3 NAME=LAN8023
BIND IPX TO LAN8023 NET=77777
LOAD C:\E100S SLOT=12 FRAME=ETHERNET_802.2 NAME=LAN8022
BIND IPX TO LAN8022 NET=88888
Optional LOAD line parameters
FRAME: Indicates one of four valid frame types the system is transmitting and receiving.
n = Ethernet_802.2
NAME: Specifies a unique name for this particular adapter on this particular LAN segment. This parameter can also be used to help differentiate the various adapters in your computer.
For example, NAME=SMART1
MODE: Loads the driver in polled mode. This can significantly reduce CPU utilization. However, some NLMs do not release control of the CPU while they're running, which can prevent the server driver from accessing the CPU as often as it needs to. Consequently, you may experience performance problems. If this happens, delete the MODE parameter from the load line.
NET: Specifies a unique NET address for this adapter. This value, in hexadecimal, must be unique for the adapter's LAN segment.
NODE: Specifies a local node address unique to each adapter. Setting this overrides the default factory setting. The first four digits of the address indicate who assigned the address when the driver loads.
02aa => Locally administered address, 02 is set by MSM
00aa => Typical Intel address (default)
SLOT: Specifies the slot number.
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. One way to do this is to load the driver from the command line. You'll be prompted with valid device numbers for the adapter. Select one of them.
Syntax: SLOT=n (n = 1,2,3,...)
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 detecting network speed. In an MSL environment, you need to specify SPEED=100.
Syntax: SPEED=n (n = 10 or 100)
Default: none, the adapter automatically senses speed.