|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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
LINK DRIVER PCIODI
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
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
prompt "Node Id"
"Select the Node Id to
prompt "I/O Port Address Range"
net_port 0340h io 0340h-35Fh
net_port 0300h io 0300h-31Fh
net_port 0320h io 0320h-33Fh
net_port 0360h io 0360h-37Fh
"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
"Select the IRQ level to
DriverName "ETHERNET NIOS"
Prompt "Card Type"
choice "IMS Ethernet
NE2000 or NE1000 Card" include "MACRO1"
"Select this option if
you have an IMS Ethernet Card installed in
|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
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
|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