NETWARE* DOS ODI CLIENT DRIVER INSTALLATION NOTES FOR THE INTEL® ETHEREXPRESS PRO/10 PCI LAN ADAPTERS
Workstation for DOS ODI Client
Location of Driver: \NWCLIENT\E10PODI.COM
Note: Be sure to update to version 1.42 of the E10PODI driver. Earlier
versions of the driver may hang when loading in faster computers. Check
Intel's Support Site for the updated driver.
Use the Install network drivers option from the SETUP.EXE utility on the
Intel® EtherExpress PRO/10 PCI disk to quickly and easily install the
ODI driver. For workstations using VLM's, see the VLM client section
Sample Configuration Files
NETX or VLM (VLM's for NetWare 4.x or 3.12)
NET.CFG (for 802.3 clients - generally NetWare 2.x and 3.11 servers)
LINK DRIVER E10PODI
NET.CFG (for 802.2 clients - generally NetWare 3.12 and 4.x servers)
LINK DRIVER E10PODI
NETWARE DOS REQUESTER
FIRST NETWORK DRIVE = F
General Installation for NetWare 2.2/3.11/3.12 client
All the files necessary to connect to the NetWare servers are supplied
on the Intel® EtherExpress PRO/10 PCI disk. Newer versions of the shell
files (LSL.COM, IPXODI.COM, NETX.EXE) may be available from Novell* on
CompuServe* in the NetWire forum. To access this forum, type GO NOVFILES
and download the files NET33X.EXE and VLMUP2.EXE.
- From the \NWCLIENT directory on the Intel® EtherExpress PRO/10 PCI
disk, copy the following files onto your hard drive: LSL.COM,
E10PODI.COM, IPXODI.COM, NETX.EXE, and NET.CFG.
- Add the commands to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file as shown above under the
Sample Configuration Files section. Make sure you change to the
subdirectory where the drivers are loaded before executing the
files. In the example above, the drivers are located in the
- Edit the NET.CFG file per your requirements (see examples above).
If you do not 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
If you are running EMM386, make sure you are using v4.49 or later.
The Intel® EtherExpress PRO/10 PCI disk contains v4.49 in a
self-extracting compressed file in the \NWCLIENT directory. Copy
EMM_ARCH.EXE to your hard disk or another diskette. Expand the
file by typing: EMM_ARCH. The file will be expanded into the
- Reboot the computer. The drivers will load and connect you to the
General Instructions for NetWare 4.x/3.12 client with VLMs
The installation of the NetWare 4.x client software is much easier than
earlier versions. The installation procedure will transfer files to a
specific directory on the workstation and create or modify existing
configuration files to fit your specific needs. The installation
utility, INSTALL.EXE, is located on NetWare's "Workstation for DOS"
disk. The install program is also located in \PUBLIC\CLIENT\DOSWIN on
the server. NetWare 3.12 does not automatically create this directory
on the server during installation.
Installation Procedure for NetWare 4.x/3.12 client with VLMs
Hints and tips
- Run INSTALL.EXE from the NetWare Workstation for DOS Disk.
- The NetWare Client Install program screen appears. You must
complete each of the options as they are specific to your needs.
Step 1: Specifies the directory on the hard drive that you want to
install the client software. The default directory is
C:\NWCLIENT. You can specify another directory if you desire.
Step 2: Gives you the option to automatically update the CONFIG.SYS
and the AUTOEXEC.BAT files or modify them at a later time
Step 3: Will install Windows* software for your system (if your
workstation supports Windows*), and will ask you to specify the
directory where Windows is located.
Step 4: Asks you to select a network driver and provide
configuration options. It uses the specifications you select to
create the file NET.CFG. Insert the Intel® EtherExpress PRO/10
PCI disk when prompted for the driver disk. Intel® EtherExpress
PRO/10 PCI is the name of the driver. Once you have chosen the
driver, verify the configuration settings for the board if
Step 5: This is the final step and the install program will copy the
appropriate files to your hard drive.
- Be sure to add LASTDRIVE=Z to your CONFIG.SYS file and FIRST
NETWORK DRIVE = F in the NET.CFG file under the Netware DOS
NET.CFG optional parameters
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. You can run the SETUP.EXE utility from
the Intel® EtherExpress PRO/10 PCI disk; this will display the adapters
slot number (and device location in hex). Another 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 = 1,2,3,4,...15).
Specifies a local node address unique to each adapter. The first four
digits of the address indicate who assigned the address when the driver
Syntax: NODE ADDRESS 00aa12345678
02aa => Locally administered address, 02 is set by MSM
00aa => Typical Intel address (default)
Indicates one of four valid frame types the system is transmitting and
Syntax: FRAME n
n = Ethernet_802.2
Indicates the standard protocol in use.
Syntax: Protocol IPX E0 Ethernet_802.2
A hexadecimal number representing number of packets in a single transmit
burst sequence used by VLM. The default is 16 (10h).
First Network Drive
(Used only with the VLM.EXE). Indicates the first network drive
available in the client system.
Note: If you use FIRST NETWORK DRIVE, the last line in the
CONFIG.SYS file must read: LASTDRIVE=Z
LINK DRIVER E10PODI
NODE ADDRESS 00aa00xxxxxx <--(Last six digits are unique for each
PROTOCOL IPX E0 ETHERNET_802.2
In addition, the NET.CFG file can contain the following optional
NETWARE DOS REQUESTER
FIRST NETWORK DRIVE=F
This applies to: