100 Mbit cards and  REAL/32 Server  IMS has not been able to locate a NE2000 compatible card which will operate at 100mb. If you have located a card please contact the support dept at support@imsltd.com . If you require Client terminal access over 100mb cards IMS recommends IMSTerm remote over 100mbit networks. 
Using 2 IMS PCI network cards If your system has 2 IMS PCI network adapters ( 1 for net server 1 for IPX/TCPIP networking ) then you must force NET Server to use 1 card ( see section below ) and then force PCIODI.COM the IPX/TCPIP network card driver to use the other network card using the following addition to the card driver section within c:\nwclient\net.cfg
      EtherID <mac Address>
EitherID will be the network address or MAC address of the network card you wish to use.
i.e.: EtherID E0293D4C6A
Using NE2000 compatible PCI ethernet cards under REAL/32 The extra speed of the PCI bus may be utilised for Ethernet by installing a PCI NE2000 compatible network card, but some PCI cards insist on using the higher range addresses, e.g. 5000h.these are available on PCI buses because of the extra digit in the address range - 4 digits as opposed to ISA's three digits. The range of addresses available in SETUP may be extended by editing the ethernet device driver ETH.DDF, to be found in the REAL/32 drivers directory.
Below is an example ETH.DDF;
; REAL/32 device driver configuration file for Ethernet NIOS
; Copyright (C) 1994 Intelligent Micro Software Ltd.
; All rights reserved.
; Revision 1.0    - March 1994
define "MACRO1"
    net_addr 0
    prompt "Node Id"
        nchoice "00" net_node 0
        "Select the Node Id to be used"
    prompt "I/O Port Address Range"
        choice "Auto" net_port 0
        choice "340-35F" net_port 0340h io 0340h-35Fh
        choice "300-31F" net_port 0300h io 0300h-31Fh
        choice "320-33F" net_port 0320h io 0320h-33Fh
        choice "360-37F" net_port 0360h io 0360h-37Fh
        choice "FF80-FCFF" net_port FF80h io 0FF80h-0FCFFh
        "Select the IO address range to be used"
    prompt "IRQ Level"
        choice "5" net_irq 5 int 5
        choice "2" net_irq 9 int 9
        choice "3" net_irq 3 int 3
        choice "4" net_irq 4 int 4
        choice "6" net_irq 6 int 6
        choice "7" net_irq 7 int 7
        choice "10" net_irq 10 int 10
        choice "11" net_irq 11 int 11
        choice "12" net_irq 12 int 12
        choice "15" net_irq 15 int 15
        choice "Auto" net_irq 0
        "Select the IRQ level to be used"
DriverID "ETH.CON"
    DriverName "ETHERNET NIOS"
    DriverType "drnet"
    Prompt "Card Type"
        choice "IMS Ethernet NE2000 or NE1000 Card" include "MACRO1"
        "Select this option if you have an IMS Ethernet Card installed in
your machine."
Net client and Windows 95, 98, ME REAL/32 Net client has demonstrated stability problems within Windows ME as not recommended ( Use WINServer and IMSTerm remote to provide the same functionality ).
If using REAL/32 NET Client under Windows 95/98 IMS recommends using a old type ISA network card with NO Plug and Play BIOS/Disabled. The after windows has detected the card on boot up within the settings->Control panel->system mark the card as disabled.
PCMCIA cards and NET Client We have previously recommended the "Ethernet Gold II" card as an NE2000 compatible PCMCIA card for portable PCs. However, this is reportedly hard to find now, and possibly discontinued. Genius manufacture an NE2000 compatible card, however, and tell us that it will work well under Windows 95 or Dos. We have not tried it here yet, so we can only pass the advice on:
In the Windows 95 autoexec.bat, use the Genius utility program supplied to initialise the card to an address and an interrupt (e.g. 340, IRQ5). Next, enter the "usual" lines in the autoexec.bat loading the client executable and performing drive and printer mappings. As Windows 95 starts, these instructions will be processed and the result is that the REAL/32 Net Client should find the card correctly when it loads.
MsDos users will be able to initialise the card in the same way, and then proceed exactly as a standard bus mounted card would require.
Slow printing via the network If printing to a printer attached to a REAL/32 Net Client seems to be slow, try adding the command "BUFFERSIZE=12288" to the config.net file on your Client PC. This will create a 12k buffer in RAM, for use by your printer. If the reduction in available memory area available to applications on that PC is too severe, substitute a smaller figure or put a hardware buffer in line instead. Some bit-image files from graphical applications (e.g. Word for Windows) and particularly long text reports may be greater than 12k in size, so please check your users intentions before making firm plans! For other undocumented commands, please see our Manual Errata page.


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Last modified: Tuesday November 26, 2002.