|NetWare* DOS ODI Client Driver installation|
Location of Driver: \NWCLIENT\E100ODI.COM
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 E100ODI
NET.CFG (for 802.2 clients - generally NetWare 3.12 and 4.x servers)
LINK DRIVER E100ODI
FRAME ETHERNET_802.2NETWARE DOS REQUESTER
FIRST NETWORK DRIVE = FGeneral Installation for NetWare 2.2/3.11/3.12 client
All the files necessary to connect to the NetWare servers are supplied on Intel's driver 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 VLMUPx.EXE.
General Instructions for NetWare 4.x/3.12 client with VLMs
- From the \NWCLIENT directory on the Intel driver disk, copy the following files onto your hard drive: LSL.COM, E100ODI.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 NWCLIENT subdirectory.
- 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 driver.
Make sure you're using EMM386 v4.49 or later. The Intel Configuration and Driver disk contains v4.49 in the \NWCLIENT directory.
- Reboot the computer and the drivers will load and connect you to the network.
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 will appear. You must complete each of the options as they are specific to your needs.
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.
Gives you the option to automatically update the CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files or modify them at a later time manually.
Will install Windows software for your system if your workstation supports Windows, and will ask you to specify the directory which Windows is located.
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 EtherExpress PRO/100 disk when prompted for the driver disk. Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 is the name of the driver. Once you have chosen the driver, verify the configuration settings for the board if necessary.
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 Requestor section.
NET.CFG optional parameters
Specifies the slot number (for EISA adapters it may be 1 through 15). 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 diskette, 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.
SLOT=n (n = 1,2,3,4,...15).
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.
SPEED=n (n = 10 or 100)
none, the adapter automatically senses speed Threshold:
Represents the threshold for transmits from extender SRAM FIFO.
THRESHOLD=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.
The maximum number that you can specify is 200 (200x8=1600 bytes).
Specifies a local node address unique to each adapter. The first four digits of the address indicate who assigned the address when the driver loads.
NODE ADDRESS 00aa12345678
02aa => Locally administered address, 02 is set by MSM 00aa => Typical Intel address (default)
This parameter is required only if the system has both EISA and PCI slots and an EtherExpress PRO/100 adapter is in both type of slots.
BUSTYPE=n (n = 2 for EISA, 1 for PCI)
Indicates one of four valid frame types the system is transmitting and receiving.
n = Ethernet_802.2
Indicates the standard protocol in use.
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 E100ODI
NODE ADDRESS 00aa00xxxxxx <- Last six unique for each adapter
PROTOCOL IPX E0 ETHERNET_802.2
In addition, the NET.CFG file can contain the following optional information:
NETWARE DOS REQUESTER
PB BUFFERS=10 FIRST NETWORK DRIVE=F
This applies to:
Solution ID: CS-008470|
Last Modified: 07-Oct-2013
Date Created: 18-Jan-2004