Microsoft KB Archive/107632
Article ID: 107632
Article Last Modified on 2/26/2002
- Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
This article was previously published under Q107632
The following article contains information on the use of Windows for Workgroups with third-party products or configurations that have not been tested and are not supported by Microsoft.
If the steps or procedures described in this article do not function properly, contact the manufacturer of the third-party product for more information or use a supported configuration.
This article provides instructions on how to install the Novell ODINSUP driver to work with Windows for Workgroups 3.11. Novell's ODINSUP driver allows NDIS 2 protocols (such as MS TCP/IP) to run on top of Novell's ODI drivers. This behavior is similar to that of the MSODISUP driver that comes with Windows for Workgroups 3.11. The only difference is that the MSODISUP driver allows only NDIS 3 protocols to run on top of it.
The following instructions assist you in setting up Windows for Workgroups 3.11 to run on the Novell ODINSUP driver with NetWare clients that are using Novell's NETx redirector. By doing this, you can use NDIS 2 protocols (such as MS TCP/IP or MS DLC) to run on top of the Novell ODI drivers. The steps below outline setting up Windows for Workgroups 3.11 with the MS TCP/IP, NetBEUI, and NWLink protocols in addition to Novell's real-mode IPX protocol. The network card used throughout this article is the 3COM 3c509 Etherlink III.
Before You Begin
Since this configuration requires the Novell IPXODI drivers, you must have your machine set up and attached to a Novell server using IPXODI.COM at MS- DOS before proceeding to the "Setup Instructions" section below. You should also set up a working NET.CFG file in the same directory from which you load LSL.COM
Be sure to back up your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that you can restore this configuration later if necessary.
- Install Windows for Workgroups using the Custom Setup option. In the Network Setup dialog box, select the Other option button, select Novell, and then choose the Drivers button. Select the network card driver for your adapter along with both the NetBEUI and the IPX/SPX Compatible Transport with NetBIOS protocols. (Note that for the examples in this article, we chose the Etherlink III network adapter.) Next, in the same Network Drivers dialog box, choose Setup and choose Real Mode NDIS Driver. This is important because even though you are actually running an ODI driver with ODINSUP, Windows for Workgroups thinks you are running an NDIS driver. Choose OK and continue with Setup. Ignore the error messages about ODI drivers. After you finish Setup, reboot your computer and start Windows by using the /N switch (WIN /N), then install MS TCP/IP according to the directions that come with the MS TCP/IP package.
NOTE: If there are any other NDIS 2 protocols (such as MS DLC) you want to install, install those now. Also, make sure that you choose which protocol you want to be the default protocol in the Network Drivers dialog box.
- After completing the MS TCP/IP installation, edit the SYSTEM.INI file and remove the NDIS 2 driver, <ELNK3.DOS>, from the netcard= line of the [Network Drivers] section.
NOTE: If you are using a different network card, the NDIS network card driver (<ELNK3.DOS> in the above example) will be different.
- Edit the CONFIG.SYS file and set LASTDRIVE=P. This allows you to use the drive letters before P to connect to other Windows for Workgroups servers and driver letters after P to connect to NetWare servers. You can adjust this to fit your needs; however, Windows for Workgroups drives can map only up to and including the drive to which LASTDRIVE has been set.
Edit the AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that it contains the following lines:
C:\WINDOWS\NET INIT <==This loads protman and NDIS protocols> C:\<PATH>\LSL.COM C:\<PATH>\<your network card's ODI MAC driver>.COM C:\<PATH>\ODINSUP.COM C:\WINDOWS\NET START NETBIND (This binds the protocols to ODINSUP.) C:\<PATH>\IPXODI.COM C:\<PATH>\NETX.EXE (The rest of these files are for MS TCP/IP.) C:\WINDOWS\UMB C:\WINDOWS\TCPTSR C:\WINDOWS\TINYRFC C:\WINDOWS\NMTSR.EXE C:\WINDOWS\EMSBFR.EXE
Edit the NET.CFG file and verify that it contains the following lines. If these lines don't exist, add them to the appropriate sections of the NET.CFG file. If you do not have a NET.CFG file, create one using a text editor (such as Microsoft Windows Notepad), and save it in the directory from which LSL.COM is executed. Note that some of the lines in the NET.CFG file are indented; this indentation must be maintained.
PB BUFFERS 7 PROTOCOL ODINSUP BIND <3c509> (where <3C509> is the filename of your network card's ODI driver.) BUFFERED LINK DRIVER <3c509> (where <3C509> is the filename of your network card's ODI driver.) INT <n> (where <n> is the one-digit interrupt number.) MEM <nnnnn> (where <nnnnn> is the five-digit memory address.) PORT <nnn> (where <nnn> is the three-digit I/O port address.) FRAME ETHERNET_802.2 FRAME ETHERNET_802.3 FRAME ETHERNET_II FRAME ETHERNET_SNAP PROTOCOL IPX 0 ETHERNET_802.3
NOTE: If you have been using ODI to attach to a Novell server at DOS and you haven't specified the parameters INT, MEM, PORT, DMA, SLOT, and so forth in the NET.CFG file, you probably don't need to add them now. However, depending on the ODI MAC driver you are using (Novell refers to this as the "MLID"), you may need to place these parameters after the FRAME lines. Additionally, list your network's frame type FIRST in the list of "FRAME ETHERNET_<xxxx>" entries (where <xxxx> will probably be <802.3> or <II>).
Edit the PROTOCOL.INI file by replacing the BINDINGS= lines in the [NWLINK], [NETBEUI], [MS$NDISHLP], and [TCPIP] sections with the Novell ODI MAC driver (MLID) as follows:
[NWLINK] ;BINDINGS=<MS$ELNK3> (where <MS$ELNK3> corresponds to your NDIS MAC driver; in this case, ELINK3.DOS. The semicolon comments out this line.) BINDINGS=<x3c509> (where <x3c509> corresponds to your ODI MLID; in this case, 3c509.COM. The "x" must be added if the ODI MLID filename begins with a numeral.) [NETBEUI] ;BINDINGS=<MS$ELNK3> (where <MS$ELNK3> corresponds to your NDIS MAC driver; in this case, ELINK3.DOS. The semicolon comments out this line.) BINDINGS=<x3c509> (where <x3c509> corresponds to your ODI MLID; in this case, 3c509.COM. The "x" must be added if the ODI MLID filename begins with a numeral.) LANABASE=0 SESSIONS=10 NCBS=12 DriverName=netbeui$ [MS$NDISHLP] DriverName=ndishlp$ ;BINDINGS=<MS$ELNK3> (where <MS$ELNK3> corresponds to your NDIS MAC driver; in this case, ELINK3.DOS. The semicolon comments out this line.) BINDINGS=<x3c509> (where <x3c509> corresponds to your ODI MLID; in this case, 3c509.COM. The "x" must be added if the ODI MLID filename begins with a numeral.) [TCPIP] IPAddress0=<130 25 40 20> (where <130 25 40 20> corresponds to your own IP Addresses.) DefaultGateway0=130 25 0 1 SubNetMask0=255 255 0 0 NBSessions=6 NetFiles=C:\WINDOWS DriverName=TCPIP$ ;BINDINGS=<MS$ELNK3> (where <MS$ELNK3> corresponds to your NDIS MAC driver; in this case, ELINK3.DOS. The semicolon comments out this line.) BINDINGS=<x3c509> (where <x3c509> corresponds to your ODI MLID; in this case, 3c509.COM. The "x" must be added if the ODI MLID filename begins with a numeral.) LANABASE=2
NOTE: If you are using the Microsoft 32-bit TCP/IP dated 11/21/94, you must change the "bindings=" setting in the network card section of the SYSTEM.INI file to match the ODI MLID name.
IMPORTANT: If the ODI MLID filename begins with a numeral, you must preface the filename with an x in the BINDINGS= statement. For example, 3COM's 3C509 network adapter card uses an ODI MLID with the filename 3C509.COM. In the PROTOCOL.INI file, the BINDINGS= statements would need to be:
WARNING: After you make these modifications, do NOT make any changes in the Network dialog box of Control Panel. If you do, the AUTOEXEC.BAT, SYSTEM.INI and PROTOCOL.INI files will be overwritten. You should make backup copies of these files in case this occurs.
Below are samples of what modified CONFIG.SYS, AUTOEXEC.BAT, NET.CFG, and PROTOCOL.INI files look like if you are using Novell's ODINSUP with Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Setup with the MS TCP/IP, NetBEUI and "NWLink with NetBIOS" protocols.
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS DOS=HIGH BUFFERS=30 FILES=50 DEVICE=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE SHELL=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM C:\DOS\ /p /e:2048 STACKS=9,256 LASTDRIVE=P DOS=UMB DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\NET INIT C:\NOVELL\LSL C:\NOVELL\3C509 C:\NOVELL\ODINSUP C:\WINDOWS\NET START NETBIND C:\NOVELL\IPXODI C:\NOVELL\NETX C:\WINDOWS\UMB C:\WINDOWS\TCPTSR C:\WINDOWS\TINYRFC C:\WINDOWS\NMTSR.EXE C:\WINDOWS\EMSBFR.EXE PATH=C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS;C:\ SET TEMP=C:\TEMP C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV.EXE /X
SHOWDOTS=ON PB BUFFERS 7 PROTOCOL ODINSUP BIND 3c509 BUFFERED LINK DRIVER 3c509 port 300 int 5 frame ethernet_802.3 frame ethernet_802.2 frame ethernet_II frame ethernet_SNAP PROTOCOL IPX 0 ETHERNET_802.3
[network.setup] version=0x3110 netcard=ms$elnk3,1,MS$ELNK3,1 transport=ms$nwlinknb,NWLINK transport=ms$netbeui,NETBEUI transport=ms$ndishlp,MS$NDISHLP transport=tcpip,TCPIP lana0=ms$elnk3,1,ms$netbeui lana1=ms$elnk3,1,ms$nwlinknb lana2=ms$elnk3,1,ms$ndishlp lana3=ms$elnk3,1,tcpip [MS$ELNK3] DriverName=ELNK3$ MAXTRANSMITS=6 [NWLINK] BINDINGS=x3C509 [NETBEUI] BINDINGS=x3C509 LANABASE=0 SESSIONS=10 NCBS=12 DriverName=netbeui$ [protman] DriverName=PROTMAN$ PRIORITY=MS$NDISHLP <BR/><BR/> [MS$NDISHLP] DriverName=ndishlp$ BINDINGS=x3C509 <BR/><BR/> [TCPIP] DefaultGateway0=130 25 0 1 SubNetMask0=255 255 0 0 IPAddress0=130 25 40 20 NBSessions=6 NetFiles=C:\WINDOWS DriverName=TCPIP$ BINDINGS=x3C509 LANABASE=2
For additional information concerning the Novell ODINSUP.COM driver, contact Novell Technical Support or on the Novell CompuServe forums.
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