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This article explains how to add an NDIS driver for Network Interface Cards (NIC) that were not originally included in the Network Client Administrator. This information applies to the Network Client version 3.0 for MS-DOS and Windows Startup Disk.
Verify that the 3.5" HD disk to which the client files will be copied is a DOS system disk and formatted under DOS. If the disk is formatted under NT, the copy process will fail.
To configure this disk:
NOTE: The following example is for the Intel EtherExpressPro NIC; however, this example can serve as a template for all NDIS compatible drivers.
For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
TITLE : How to Provide Additional NDIS2 Drivers for Network Client 3.0
Sample Protocol.ini Entries
[network.setup] version=0x3110 netcard=EPRO$,1,EPRO$,1 transport=ms$ndishlp,MS$NDISHLP transport=ms$nwlink,MS$NWLINK lana0=EPRO$,1,ms$nwlink lana1=EPRO$,1,ms$ndishlp [EPRO$] drivername=EPRO$ ; IRQ=3 <----------------- You may have to adjust this. ; IOADDRESS=0x330 <----------------- You may have to adjust this. ; IOCHRDY=Late ; TRANSCEIVER=Thin Net (BNC/COAX) [protman] drivername=PROTMAN$ PRIORITY=MS$NDISHLP [MS$NDISHLP] drivername=ndishlp$ BINDINGS=EPRO$ [ms$nwlink] drivername=nwlink$ FRAME=Ethernet_802.2 BINDINGS=EPRO$ LANABASE=0
Sample System.ini Entries
[network] filesharing=no printsharing=no autologon=yes computername=TEST lanroot=A:\NET username=Administrator workgroup=TESTDOM reconnect=no dospophotkey=N lmlogon=0 logondomain=BOARD preferredredir=full autostart=full maxconnections=8 [network drivers] netcard=epro.dos <----------- If the path is not set, specify the full directory (for example, c:\net\epro.dos). transport=ndishlp.sys devdir=A:\NET LoadRMDrivers=yes [Password Lists] *Shares=a:\net\Share000.PWL
Article ID: 142857 - Last Review: February 22, 2007 - Revision: 2.1