3Com 3CR990SVR97 Network Card User Manual

EtherLink® 10/100 PCI
Network Interface
Card with 3XP
Processor User Guide
3CR990-TX-95
3CR990-TX-97
3CR990SVR95
3CR990SVR97
10/100 Mbps PCI client and server
network interface cards with
DynamicAccess® technology
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About This Guide
This guide describes how to install, configure, and troubleshoot the 3Com EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI
network interface card (NIC) with 3XP Processor, which is available in the following models:
3CR990-TX-95
3CR990-TX-97
3CR990SVR95
3CR990SVR97
Client NIC for 56-bit encryption
Client NIC for 56-bit and 168-bit encryption
Server NIC for 56-bit encryption
Server NIC for 56-bit and 168-bit encryption
This guide is intended for the network administrator, network operator, or network hardware installer.
Knowledge of Ethernet and the server network operating system is required.
Documentation is available in Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document Format (PDF) or HTML on the
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CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Conventions
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1 INTRODUCTION
Overview 13
Onboard 3XP Processor 14
Data Encryption 14
LAN Encryption Software for Windows 95/98 14
High Encryption Pack for Windows 2000 15
3CR990 NIC Features 15
Advanced Server Features 17
Load Balancing 18
Self-Healing Drivers 18
Failover
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VLANs 19
Traffic Prioritization 20
Server Features Using Other NICs 21
Remote Wake-Up 21
Remote Wake-Up Requirements 21
Remote Wake-Up Cable 22
Remote Wake-Up and Multiple NIC Installations 22
Integrated Boot ROM with Managed PC Boot Agent
(MBA) 22
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) 2.0 23
DHCP Server Prevention 24
Remote System Alerts 24
Hot Plug NIC Installation 24
Offline Diagnostics 25
DynamicAccess LAN Agent 25
Windows 2000 Offload Features 26
2 INSTALLING AND CONNECTING THE NIC
Overview 27
Installation Overview 27
Safety Precautions 27
Installation Requirements 28
Installing Multiple NICs 29
Upgrading Windows 95 to Windows 98 29
Updating the Network Driver and NIC Software
Installing From Diskette 29
Making a DOS-Bootable Diskette 30
Creating Installation Diskettes 30
Product Registration 31
Preparing the NIC and the Computer 32
Installing and Connecting the NIC 34
Connecting the Remote Wake-Up Cable 36
Installing Software 38
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3 INSTALLING NIC DRIVERS IN WINDOWS
Overview 39
Software Installation Requirements 39
Getting Help 40
Installing the Network Driver Using the EtherCD 40
Windows 2000 40
Windows NT 4.0 41
Windows 98 43
Windows 95 44
New Hardware Found 45
Update Device Driver Wizard 46
Verifying Successful Installation 48
Windows 2000 48
Windows NT 4.0 49
Windows 95 and Windows 98 49
Installing the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program 50
Starting the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program 51
Updating the Network Driver and NIC Software 51
Installing Multiple NICs 52
Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows 95 52
Windows NT 4.0 53
4 INSTALLING DYNAMICACCESS SOFTWARE IN WINDOWS
Overview 55
Installing the DynamicAccess LAN Agent for a Client NIC 55
Client PC Requirements 55
Installing the LAN Agent 56
Verifying Successful Installation 57
Configuring the DynamicAccess LAN Agent 57
Removing the DynamicAccess LAN Agent 58
Installing DynamicAccess Software for a Server NIC 58
Verifying Successful Installation 60
Configuring Groups and VLANs for a Server NIC 60
Planning the Configuration 60
Working With Server Features 63
Windows 2000 63
Windows NT 64
Creating a Group 65
Adding NICs to a Group 66
Specifying a Dedicated IP Address 66
Changing an IP Address 67
Creating a VLAN 67
Specifying Traffic Priorities 68
Saving the Configuration 68
Disabling Load Balancing for a Group 69
Changing the Primary NIC 69
Removing a NIC from a Group 69
Deleting or Editing a VLAN 70
Displaying NIC Properties 70
Displaying Group Properties 70
Specifying Failover from Gigabit to 10/100 PCI 70
Troubleshooting a Load Balancing Configuration 71
Changing Windows 2000 Property Settings 72
Identifying Windows 2000 Miniport and LAN
Connections 72
Using Windows 2000 Offload Features 73
Enabling Offloads 74
Configuring Offloads for a Group of Different NICs 76
Installing DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software 76
Minimum Installation Requirements 77
Hardware Requirements: 77
Software Requirements: 77
Installation Overview 77
Installing LAN Encryption Software on Windows 95 77
Installing LAN Encryption Software on Windows 98 82
Adding the Entrust File 85
Starting DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software 86
Viewing the Administrator’s Guide Online 86
Uninstalling LAN Encryption Software 87
5 INSTALLING NETWARE CLIENT AND SERVER DRIVERS
Overview 89
Installing and Configuring the NetWare Server Driver 89
Using the Latest Support Packs 89
Obtaining NetWare Loadable Modules 90
Server Software Installation Requirements 91
Netware Packet Receive Buffers 91
Slot Numbers for Multiple NICs 91
Obtaining Slot Numbers 92
Installing the NetWare 3.12 Server Driver 92
Installing the Server Driver for NetWare 4.11 and 5.0
Using INETCFG 93
Installing the Server Driver and DynamicAccess Technology
Using AUTOEXEC.NCF 95
Loading the 3Com EtherCD 96
Copying the Driver 96
Specifying the Slot Number 97
Loading the Driver 97
Setting Up Another NIC 97
Installing Multiple Server NICs 98
Verifying the PCI Slot Number 99
Installing Server Features 99
Configuring Groups 100
Verifying the Installation and Configuration 102
Changing NetWare Driver Configuration Parameters 103
Maintaining Groups 104
Planning the Configuration 104
Adding a Secondary NIC to a Group 105
Adding a Group 106
Server Feature Commands 108
group 108
display status 108
help 109
link timeout 109
probe interval 109
receive timeout 110
retry count 110
send timeout 110
ungroup 111
wait timeout 111
Troubleshooting a Group Configuration
112
6 CONFIGURING THE NIC
Overview 113
Default NIC Settings 113
Configuration Methods 116
Changing General NIC Configuration Settings 117
Using the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program 117
Using the 3Com DOS Configuration Program 118
Configuring the Managed PC Boot Agent (MBA) 120
Enabling or Disabling the Boot ROM Setting 120
Booting From the Network 120
BBS BIOS-Compatible PCs 121
Non-BBS BIOS-Compatible PCs 122
Disabling the 3Com Logo 122
7 CONFIGURING IP SECURITY
Overview 123
Creating a Security Policy 124
Defining the Console 124
Creating the Policy 125
Creating a Filter 126
Binding the Filter 127
Creating the Filter Action 127
Binding the Filter Action 127
Enabling Encryption 128
Disabling Encryption 128
8 TROUBLESHOOTING THE NIC
Overview 129
Interpreting the LEDs 129
Viewing the NIC LEDs in the Diagnostics Program
Accessing 3Com Support Databases 131
Accessing the 3Com Knowledgebase 131
Accessing the 3Com NIC Help System 131
Accessing Release Notes and Frequently Asked
Questions 131
Troubleshooting the NIC Installation 132
Problems/Error Messages 132
Cleaning Up a Failed Installation 132
Troubleshooting the Network Connection 133
Troubleshooting Remote Wake-Up 135
Troubleshooting a Network Connection 136
Troubleshooting Hubs 137
Cabling Pinouts 137
Removing the Network Driver 138
Windows 2000 138
Windows NT 4.0 139
Windows 95 and Windows 98 139
Removing DynamicAccess Server Features 140
Windows NT 4.0 140
Windows 2000 140
NetWare 141
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9 RUNNING NIC DIAGNOSTICS
Overview 143
Running the 3Com DOS Diagnostics Program 144
Running the NIC Diagnostics Tests 144
Running the Network Test 145
Running the NIC Test 146
Viewing the NIC LEDs in the Diagnostics Program 146
Viewing Network Statistics 147
Using the 3Com Icon in the Windows System Tray 148
Enabling the Icon 148
Displaying Network Statistics 148
Removing the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program 149
A OBTAINING DRIVERS
B SPECIFICATIONS AND CABLING REQUIREMENTS
3CR990 NIC Specifications 153
Cabling Requirements 154
Twisted-Pair Cable 154
10BASE-T Operation 155
100BASE-TX Operation 156
RJ-45 Connector Pin Assignments
Flow Control 157
Pause Frames 157
Link Negotiation 157
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C INSTALLING THE 3COM DMI AGENT
Overview 159
About the 3Com DMI Agent 159
System Requirements 160
Client PC Requirements 160
Network Management Requirements
Installing the 3Com DMI Agent 161
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D ETHERCD CONTENT AND NAVIGATION
EtherCD Navigation 163
Root Subdirectories 164
Auto Insert 164
Text Files 164
E INSTALLING A 3COM NIC WHILE INSTALLING THE NOS
Windows Fresh Installation
Windows NT 167
Windows 2000 167
NetWare Fresh Installation
Requirements 167
Installation Instructions
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F TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Online Technical Services 171
World Wide Web Site 171
3Com Knowledgebase Web Services 172
3Com FTP Site 172
3Com Bulletin Board Service 172
Access by Analog Modem 172
Access by Digital Modem 173
3Com Facts Automated Fax Service 173
Support from Your Network Supplier 173
Support from 3Com 174
Returning Products for Repair 175
INDEX
FCC CLASS B STATEMENT
FCC DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
INDUSTRY CANADA CLASS B EMISSION
COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
AVIS DE CONFORMITÉ À LA RÉGLEMENTATION
D’INDUSTRIE CANADA
VCCI CLASS B STATEMENT
3COM END USER SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
PRODUCT REGISTRATION
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
This guide describes how to install, configure, and
troubleshoot the following 3Com® EtherLink® PCI
network interface cards (NICs):
NIC/Description
Model Number
EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI with
3XP Processor
3CR990-TX-95
Client NIC for DES (56-bit)
encryption
EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI with
3XP Processor
3CR990-TX-97
Client NIC for 3DES (168-bit) and
DES (56-bit) encryption
EtherLink Server 10/100 Mbps
PCI NIC with 3XP Processor
3CR990SVR95
Server NIC for DES (56-bit)
encryption
EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI
server NIC with 3XP Processor
3CR990SVR97
Server NIC for 3DES (168-bit)
and DES (56-bit) encryption
This guide is intended for those who install and configure
Ethernet NICs. Some familiarity with Ethernet networks
and NICs is assumed.
If release notes are shipped with your product and the
information there differs from the information in this
guide, follow the instructions in the release notes.
Most user guides and release notes are available in
Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document Format (PDF)
or HTML on the 3Com World Wide Web site:
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You can download Acrobat Reader from the EtherCD
or from Adobe Systems Incorporated Web site:
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Conventions
The following tables list conventions that are used
throughout this guide.
Icon
Notice Type
Description
Information note
Information that describes important features
or instructions
Caution
Information that alerts you to potential loss of
data or potential damage to an application,
system, or device
Warning
Information that alerts you to potential
personal injury
Convention
Description
Screen displays
This typeface represents information as it appears on
the screen.
Commands
The word “command” means that you must enter the
command exactly as shown and then press Return or
Enter. Commands appear in bold. Example:
To launch the DOS diagnostics program, enter the
following command:
a: install
The words “enter”
and “type”
When you see the word “enter” in this guide, you
must type something, and then press Return or Enter.
Do not press Return or Enter when an instruction simply
says “type.”
Words in italics
Italics are used to:
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Emphasize a point.
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Denote a new term at the place where it is defined in
the text.
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Identify menu names, menu commands, and software
button names. Examples:
From the Help menu, select Contents.
Click OK.
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INTRODUCTION
Overview
This chapter describes the following 3Com® EtherLink®
10/100 Mbps PCI network interface card (NIC) models from
the 3CR990 NIC family.
Product Name/Description
Model Number
EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI with
3XP Processor
3CR990-TX-95
Client NIC for DES (56-bit)
encryption
EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI with
3XP Processor
3CR990-TX-97
Client NIC for 3DES (168-bit) and
DES (56-bit) encryption
EtherLink Server 10/100 Mbps
PCI NIC with 3XP Processor
3CR990SVR95
Server NIC for DES (56-bit)
encryption
EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI
server NIC with 3XP Processor
3CR990SVR97
Server NIC for 3DES (168-bit)
and DES (56-bit) encryption
Unless specifically indicated, information in this user guide
refers to all 3CR990 NIC models.
The 3CR990 NIC connects your PCI-compliant PC to
a 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps Ethernet network. It provides
advanced features for high performance and secure
transactions. High performance is achieved through an
onboard RISC processor; secure transactions are achieved
through data encryption.
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Onboard 3XP Processor
The 3CR990 NIC represents a new generation of secure,
intelligent client NICs with an onboard RISC processor
(3XP processor). The 3XP processor is designed to optimize
system and network performance. The NIC off-loads key
networking and security tasks from the host PC CPU
(central processing unit) to the 3XP processor, even when
running bandwidth-intensive applications such as voice,
video, imaging, and Internet and intranet applications.
Data Encryption
The 3CR990 NIC provides DES (Data Encryption Standard
56-bit) encryption and 3DES (triple-DES 168-bit)
encryption. Encryption processing is handled entirely
by the 3XP processor and the encryption chip that resides
on the NIC.
The onboard encryption chip enables true end-to-end
network security (IPSec) at the data capacity of the
connected network cable (wire speed), without sacrificing
performance.
LAN Encryption Software for Windows 95/98
3Com DynamicAccess® LAN Encryption software is
available on the EtherCD packaged with your NIC. The LAN
Encryption utility secures communication for individual
computers by ensuring authentication, encryption, and
data integrity. It intercepts incoming and outgoing
communication and encrypts it, blocks it from passing, or
lets it through without encryption.
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software supports both
DES (56-bit) and 3DES (168-bit) encryption. For detailed
information on DynamicAccess LAN Encryption, see the
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software Administrator’s
Guide, located with the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
software on the 3Com EtherCD. (For installation
instructions, see Installing DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
Software on page 76.)
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High Encryption Pack for Windows 2000
The Windows 2000 High Encryption Pack allows you to
enhance your system with the highest available encryption
level (168-bit). You can download the High Encryption Pack
from the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWS2000/downloads
/recommended/encryption/default.asp
The Windows 2000 High Encryption Pack is eligible for
export from the U.S. to all customers worldwide, except
to U.S. embargoed destinations. Please see
http://www.microsoft.com/exporting/ for details.
Other countries may exercise separate jurisdiction over
the import, export or use of encryption products. Users
who download this product should observe any local
regulations that may apply to the distribution or use of
encryption products.
3CR990 NIC Features
Parallel Tasking® II hardware technology plus a powerful
suite of DynamicAccess technology software features
relieve network congestion and ensure high performance
and maximum bandwidth availability.
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Figure 1 The 3CR990 NIC Supports Up to 168-bit (3DES) Encryption
Encryption chip
Remote Wake-Up
(RWU) connector
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3XP Processor
The 3CR990 NIC provides these features for supported IP
and IPX environments:
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Advanced Server Features (for 3CR990 server NICs
only)—Improved network performance, management,
and control:
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Load Balancing
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Self-Healing Drivers
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Failover
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VLANs
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Traffic Prioritization
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Remote Wake-Up—Lets you power-on a computer
remotely for after-hours administration.
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Integrated Boot ROM with Managed PC Boot Agent
(MBA)—Adds management capabilities by enabling the
computer to boot from another computer, rather than
from its local drive.
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Desktop Management Interface (DMI) 2.0—Enables
managed computers and net computers to report
details about themselves and their peripheral devices
3CR990 NIC Features
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across the network to a DMI 2.0-compliant
management application.
Remote System Alerts (heartbeat packets)—Can signal
a possible computer power loss or theft.
Hot Plug NIC Installation—Lets you add a new NIC or
remove and replace a NIC without turning off power to
the computer.
Offline Diagnostics—Provides offline diagnostics
programs for configuring, testing, and
troubleshooting NICs.
Advanced Server Features
3Com DynamicAccess technology advanced network
software adds intelligence to the NIC to improve network
performance, management, and control. DynamicAccess
server features relieve network congestion and ensure high
performance and maximum bandwidth availability.
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Load Balancing groups share the network load over
resilient server links (RSLs) that keep traffic flowing even
if a NIC in a group is temporarily disconnected.
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Self-Healing Drivers (SHDs) detect common error
conditions and correct them while maintaining server link
performance.
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Failover fault tolerance provides a backup solution in
the event of a NIC failure.
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VLANs (IEEE 802.1Q multiple virtual LANs) let you divide
network segments into logical partitions that simplify
configuration changes, organize work groups
efficiently, help to control traffic, and provide extra
security.
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Traffic Prioritization (IEEE 802.1p/Q) ensures that
business-critical and delay-sensitive traffic (such as
multimedia applications) has priority over normal data.
For detailed information on DynamicAccess technology
products, go to:
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
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Load Balancing
Load balancing maximizes bandwidth at the server through
the use of multiple parallel resilient server links (RSLs) that
share the network load.
An RSL consists of two or more NICs that form a virtual
NIC. Each virtual NIC has multiple physical NICs bound to it,
forming a group. Each NIC in a group uses the same
protocols and frame types. One NIC is designated the
primary NIC and the others secondary NICs.
Figure 2 Types of Load Balancing Arrangements
Bidirectional
Transmit-only
Server
Primary Secondaries
Switch
®
Primary Secondaries
®
Clients
Self-Healing Drivers
Self-healing drivers (SHDs) are automatically installed with
the NIC software, and work together with RSLs to maintain
the network connection. An SHD monitors the NIC
continuously for error conditions and makes corrections.
These corrections can include resetting the NIC, rebuilding
software data structures, temporarily disabling features, or
transferring all network traffic to secondary NICs (termed a
failover event). An SHD can also continuously monitor the
status of the physical NICs in a virtual NIC group before and
after failover. Errors and actions are reported to the system
console and to the system log file. Error threshold values
can be configured at any time.
Failover
In addition to load balancing, RSLs provide failover fault
tolerance between a server and a switch—if one NIC in a
group fails, the others assume the network load of the
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failed NIC. The failover behavior of secondary NICs
depends on how you set load balancing:
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In a transmit load balancing arrangement, the primary
NIC is the only one that receives packets. If the primary
NIC fails, a secondary NIC assumes the configuration
profile, network traffic, and active status of the failed
primary NIC.
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In a bidirectional load balancing arrangement, all NICs
receive packets. If any NIC fails, receive load balancing is
disabled, and the other NICs continue transmit-only
load balancing activity. Receive load balancing is
restored when new connections are established with
clients.
If any NIC in a bidirectional arrangement fails, receive load
balancing is disabled, and the other NICs continue
transmit-only load balancing activity. If the primary NIC
fails, a secondary NIC takes over packet reception for
the group.
Bidirectional load balancing is restored after a failure when
applications create new connections and new clients log in.
Figure 3 Bidirectional Load Balancing Failover
Bidirectional
load balancing
Primary failure
Secondary failure
Server
Primary Secondaries
Switch
®
Primary Secondaries
®
Primary Secondaries
®
Clients
VLANs
A VLAN is a group of location-independent and
topology-independent devices that communicate as if they
were on the same physical LAN. Network devices on
different LAN segments and of different media types can
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be members of the same VLAN. Membership in a VLAN is
determined by a VLAN tag that is transmitted with the
Ethernet frame for use by a switch.
With VLANs, you can define a network according to:
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Organizational groups—For example, you can have one
VLAN for the Marketing department and one for the
Finance department.
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Application groups—For example, you can have one
VLAN for e-mail users and one for multimedia users.
Implementing VLANs on a network has these advantages:
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It eases the change and movement of devices on
IP networks.
With traditional IP networks, if users move to a different
IP subnet, the IP addresses of each workstation must be
updated manually. With VLANs installed, if an end
station on VLAN 1 is moved to a port elsewhere on the
network, you need only to specify that the new port is
on VLAN 1.
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It helps to control traffic.
With traditional networks, congestion can be caused by
broadcast traffic that is directed to all network devices
whether they require it or not. Each VLAN can be set up
to contain only those devices that need to communicate
with each other, increasing network efficiency.
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It provides extra security.
Devices within each VLAN can communicate only with
member devices in the same VLAN. If a device in
VLAN 1 needs to communicate with devices in VLAN 2,
the traffic must cross a router.
The DynamicAccess technology multiple VLAN capability
supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging and works with any
switch that complies with IEEE 802.1Q specifications. See
your Ethernet switch documentation for more information
on IEEE 802.1Q VLANs.
Traffic Prioritization
Traffic prioritization (IEEE 802.1p/Q) ensures that
business-critical and delay-sensitive traffic (such as
multimedia applications) has priority over normal data.
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For detailed information on DynamicAccess technology
products, go to:
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
Server Features Using Other NICs
One foreign NIC (one that is not a 3Com EtherLink Server
NIC) is allowed in one group per server. For guidelines on
using foreign NICs, see these topics:
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Windows NT and Windows 2000—Planning the
Configuration on page 60
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NetWare—Planning the Configuration on page 104
Remote Wake-Up
Remote Wake-Up provides the ability to remotely power-on
a network computer for after-hours administration. When
the PC is in sleep mode and receives a wake-up packet
(Magic Packet frame) through the LAN, the NIC turns on
the power to the PC. Remote Wake-Up also requires using
a desktop management application that is able to generate
a Magic Packet Remote Wake-Up signal.
If the computer complies with PCI 2.2, Remote Wake-Up is
automatically enabled through the PCI bus. If the computer
complies with PCI 2.1, Remote Wake-Up support is
enabled by connecting a Remote Wake-Up cable from the
NIC’s Remote Wake-Up (RWU) connector
to a 3-pin Remote Wake-Up connector on the computer
motherboard.
The NIC provides a network connection with or without
the Remote Wake-Up cable installed.
Remote Wake-Up Requirements
The following conditions are required to use Remote
Wake-Up:
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Management application that supports Remote
Wake-Up
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BIOS that supports Remote Wake-Up
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PCI 2.2-compliant bus or a 3-pin Remote Wake-Up
connector on the computer motherboard and a 5-volt
standby power supply unit rated at a minimum of
375 milliamperes
If you are unsure whether your computer meets the
requirements listed above, see the computer
documentation or contact the computer manufacturer.
For more information on Remote Wake-Up, including a list
of computers that currently support this feature, go to:
http://www.3com.com/partners/acpi
Remote Wake-Up Cable
To order Remote Wake-Up cables, contact 3Com:
■
Toll-free number for the United States and Canada:
1-877-226-4604
■
Toll number for international calls:
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From the European Community: 001-510-226-4604
■
From other countries: Enter the international access
code followed by 510-226-4604
Remote Wake-Up and Multiple NIC Installations
To use multiple NICs as Remote Wake-Up NICs in the same
computer, the computer must have a power supply that
can support multiple Remote Wake-Up devices.
See your computer documentation if you are unsure
whether your computer power supply can accommodate
more than one Remote Wake-Up device.
Integrated Boot ROM with Managed PC Boot Agent (MBA)
The Managed PC Boot Agent (MBA) software adds
management capabilities to the NIC by enabling the
computer to boot from a network server, rather than from
the computer’s local drive.
This preboot support allows you to use management
applications to perform the following tasks remotely:
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Install and configure a new computer that has never
been connected to the network.
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Upgrade software.
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Configure or reconfigure multiple systems
simultaneously.
Scan for viruses.
Back-up hard drives and perform disaster recovery
tasks.
In addition to firmware, MBA has a complete set of tools,
utilities, and pre-OS software that enables network
administrators to perform such tasks as:
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Reconfiguring multiple systems at once.
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Backing up hard drives automatically.
For information on configuring the MBA to boot from
the network, see Configuring the Managed PC Boot Agent
(MBA) on page 120.
For detailed information on the MBA, see the
Managed PC Boot Agent User Guide, located with the
MBA software on the 3Com EtherCD.
For more information on the management features
supported by the NIC, go to:
http://www.3com.com/managedpc
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) 2.0
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) is a network
management standard that is widely accepted for
managing Intel-based computers.
DMI 2.0 enables managed computers and net computers
to report details about themselves and their peripheral
devices across the network to a DMI 2.0-compliant
management application.
The 3Com DMI Agent allows any DMI management
application to access information such as:
■
the NIC driver location, version, and size
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packets-sent statistics
■
crc receive errors
A network administrator can then use this type of
information to remotely configure and manage a client or
server computer.
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The 3Com DMI Agent consists of a DMI browser with the
following components:
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DMI service layer
■
DMI agent
■
GUI installer
■
NDIS drivers
DHCP Server Prevention
This feature prevents the PC from acting like a DHCP server.
All receive packets are passed through a DHCP filter and
are discarded if they are deemed to be destined for the
DHCP process.
Remote System Alerts
The NIC can be configured to continuously transmit a
packet to an alert target management station. If the
management station fails to receive the regularly scheduled
packet, an alert can be triggered that signals a possible
computer power loss or theft.
The NIC can also transmit a workgroup keep-alive packet
periodically while the computer is in a sleep state. This
packet prevents the computer’s workstation address from
being aged-out of switch router tables.
Only system administrators should configure these
features.
Hot Plug NIC Installation
If your computer supports PCI hot plug specifications, you
can add a new 3Com NIC or remove and replace a 3Com
NIC without turning off power to the computer. Hot plug
NIC installation allows you to expand connections without
taking the computer out of service. It makes
troubleshooting faster and easier because you do not need
to wait for the computer to reboot.
For instructions on performing a hot plug NIC installation,
refer to your computer documentation.
DynamicAccess LAN Agent
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Offline Diagnostics
The NIC software includes offline diagnostics programs for
configuring, testing, and troubleshooting NICs. The
configuration program within the DOS diagnostics program
is used for a PC running DOS or NetWare. The 3Com NIC
diagnostics program (3Com NIC Doctor) is a
windows-based program used for a PC running
Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or
Windows 95.
DynamicAccess LAN Agent
The DynamicAccess LAN agent is advanced network
software that improves performance, management, and
control of your network.
The DynamicAccess LAN agent enables the following
features:
■
RMON SmartAgents—Enables full RMON reporting on
all network segments, including switched networks,
without the need to place dedicated RMON probes
throughout the network. RMON SmartAgents are for
use with the DynamicAccess network edge monitor or
other remote monitoring applications.
■
Traffic prioritization (IEEE 802.1p/Q)—Ensures that
business-critical and delay-sensitive traffic (such as
multimedia applications) has priority over normal data.
■
Fast IP—Eliminates router bottlenecks and improves
performance in switched networks.
■
Efficient multicast control—Prevents flooding of
switched networks by multicast applications such
as video training, stock quotes, or online news.
The DynamicAccess LAN agent can be installed on a PC
running Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, or
Windows 95. See Installing the DynamicAccess LAN Agent
for a Client NIC on page 55 for more information.
For detailed information on the DynamicAccess LAN agent,
see the DynamicAccess Technology User Guide located on
the EtherCD. Information is also available at:
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
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Windows 2000 Offload Features
Additionally, the 3CR990 NIC supports Windows 2000
offload features in an IP environment. The Windows 2000
offload features are designed to enhance the
Windows 2000 operating system capabilities by off loading
key TCP/IP networking and security tasks from the
Windows 2000 operating system:
■
IPSec Offload—reduces CPU utilization by allowing the
3XP processor and a crypto chip on the NIC to perform
data encryption operations.
■
TCP Segmentation Offload—reduces CPU utilization by
allowing the 3XP processor on the NIC to perform
segmentation of TCP packets.
Windows 2000 does not allow IPSec offloads and TCP
Segmentation offloads for the same session. Though all
offload types may be enabled, TCP Segmentation
offloading will not occur during an IPSec session.
■
■
IP and TCP Checksum Offload—reduced CPU utilization
by allowing the 3XP processor on the NIC to perform
the checksum calculation of TCP/IP and UDP/IP packets.
802.1P Packet Priority Offload—reduces CPU utilization
by allowing the 3XP processor on the NIC to perform
the insertion of the 802.1Q tag header into the packet.
For more information on enabling and disabling offloads
for Windows 2000, see Using Windows 2000 Offload
Features on page 73.
INSTALLING AND
CONNECTING THE NIC
2
Overview
This chapter describes how to install the NIC in your PC and
connect it to an Ethernet or Fast Ethernet network.
Installation Overview
There are four steps to the NIC installation:
1 Register the product.
2 Install the NIC in the PC.
3 Connect the NIC to the network.
4 Install the network driver.
Safety Precautions
Observe the following safety precautions.
WARNING: Computers operate with voltages that can be
lethal. Before removing the cover, turn off the computer
and unplug it. Disconnect all cables that are connected to
the main system unit. Remove jewelry from your hands
and wrists. Use insulated or nonconductive tools.
CAUTION: The NIC is packed in an antistatic container to
protect it during shipment. Do not touch the components
or any metal parts on the NIC, except for the backplate.
To avoid damaging the NIC or the computer, reduce static
electricity on your body by wearing an electrostatic
discharge wrist strap attached to the chassis or by
touching an unpainted metal part of the chassis before
unplugging the computer and before handling the NIC.
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CAUTION: Install the NIC in a PCI slot that conforms to
PCI 2.1 or higher specifications. Do not attempt to install
the NIC in an ISA or EISA slot. Doing so may damage the
NIC and the computer.
WARNING: Make sure that the computer power cord is
unplugged. Only properly trained and authorized
personnel should perform service. Contact the computer
manufacturer for information about safe service
techniques.
Installation Requirements
The following items are required for hardware and
software installation.
■
Network Interface Card (NIC)—At least one 3Com
10/100 Mbps PCI 3CR990 NIC (included)
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Processor:
■
Server: Intel-based CPU (Pentium-class processor)
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Client: 80486 or Pentium-class processor
■
RAM:
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Server: 128 megabytes minimum; 256 megabytes
recommended
■
Client: 32 MB RAM recommended for running
DynamicAccess Technology
■
PCI slot—For each NIC, one bus master slot that
conforms to PCI 32-bit specifications, revision 2.1
or higher
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Drive—CD-ROM
■
Cable—Category 5 UTP (included). (See cable
specifications in Preparing the NIC and the Computer
on page 32.)
■
Connector—RJ-45 (included)
■
Software—One 3Com EtherCD with DynamicAccess
technology software and network drivers (included)
■
Operating system—One of the following:
■
Microsoft Windows 2000
■
Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0
■
Microsoft Windows 95/98
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You can install the NIC base network driver on any
Windows PC without having to also install a specific
Microsoft Service Pack; however, 3Com recommends that
you always try to use the most recent Service Pack
available from Microsoft technical support
(www.microsoft.com).
Running 3Com DynamicAccess software on NetWare 4.0
requires Service Pack 6 or greater from Microsoft.
Novell NetWare server version 3.12, 4.11, or 5.0
with the most recent patches and updates available
from Novell technical support (www.novell.com)
Computer BIOS—Latest version. Contact the
computer manufacturer to verify.
■
■
Remote Wake-Up—For requirements, see Remote
Wake-Up on page 21.
Installing Multiple NICs
If you are installing multiple EtherLink PCI NICs in a
computer, follow the instructions in Installing Multiple NICs
on page 52.
Upgrading Windows 95 to Windows 98
If you are upgrading a computer from Windows 95 to
Windows 98, and the computer already has an EtherLink
PCI NIC installed, follow the instructions in the WIN98.TXT
file located in the HELP directory on the EtherCD.
Updating the Network Driver and NIC Software
If you already have an EtherLink PCI NIC installed and want
to update the network driver, follow the instructions in
Updating the Network Driver and NIC Software on
page 51.
Installing From Diskette
If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, use a PC
that has a CD-ROM drive and create installation diskettes
from the EtherCD.
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You can also download the EtherCD software from the
3Com World Wide Web site:
http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic
The installation diskettes allow you to install the network
driver only. If you want to install the NIC diagnostics or
desktop management software, you must install them
from the EtherCD.
Making a DOS-Bootable Diskette
For installation and configuration procedures that require
you to boot from DOS, you cannot successfully use the
MS-DOS prompt from within Windows. Perform a “clean”
boot from DOS or use a DOS boot disk.
To use the CD-ROM drive on a PC or server in a DOS
environment, the DOS drivers for the CD-ROM drive must
be installed. Consult the documentation that
accompanied your CD-ROM drive or your motherboard
for information about how to install these drivers.
If the PC or server is only running DOS and a CD-ROM
drive is not installed, you must install the NIC software
using installation diskettes. For more information about
installation diskettes, see the next section, Creating
Installation Diskettes.
To make a DOS-bootable diskette:
1 Insert a blank, formatted diskette in drive A.
2 At the DOS prompt, enter:
sys a:
System files are copied to the diskette.
3 Remove the diskette from drive A and attach a label
for future reference.
Label the diskettes EtherDisk 1 and EtherDisk 2.
Creating Installation Diskettes
To create installation diskettes from the EtherCD:
1 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
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The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
3 Click NIC Software.
4 Click NIC Drivers and Diagnostics.
5 Click Installation Utilities.
6 Click Create Installation Diskettes.
The EtherCD Diskette Creation Utility Welcome
screen appears.
7 Click Next.
8 Insert the blank, formatted diskette labeled
EtherDisk 1 in the PC, and then click Next.
Files are copied. EtherDisk 1 contains:
■
NDIS 2/3/4/5 drivers
■
DOS utilities
■
README.TXT file
9 Remove the disk and insert the disk labeled
EtherDisk 2 when prompted, and then click OK.
Files are copied. EtherDisk 2 contains:
■
NetWare client and server drivers
■
PACKET driver
■
Help text files
The diskette creation is complete.
For instructions on using the installation diskettes to
install the network driver, see the DISKETTE.PDF file in the
ENGLISH\MANUALS\ETHERDSK directory on the EtherCD.
Product Registration
The United States government places registration
requirements on using data encryption products. To obtain
customer support for the 3CR990 NIC, you are required to
register your NIC product with 3Com. You can register
electronically or by U.S. mail.
In addition to enabling customer support for your NIC,
registration also entitles you to receive upgrade
information and advance feature information.
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To be able to register electronically, a web browser
must be installed on your system. You must also have
an active Internet service provider (ISP) connection.
The original version of Windows 95 (Build 950) does
not automatically allow you to change your default
browser, even if Microsoft Internet Explorer is not
present. If you are running this version of Windows 95
on your PC, access the following site to register your
3CR990 NIC:
http://www.3com.com/productreg
To register electronically:
1 Insert the EtherCD (that shipped with this product) in
the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
If the Welcome screen does not appear, see EtherCD
Content and Navigation on page 163.
2 Click Register Product, and then Register Online.
3 Follow the prompts as they appear.
To register by U.S. mail:
1 Find and remove the registration card included in the
EtherLink 10/100 PCI Network Interface Card Quick
Guide that shipped with this product.
Fill out the registration card and drop it in the mail. (No
postage is required.)
Preparing the NIC and the Computer
Observe the precautions listed in Safety Precautions on
page 27. Follow these preparation steps:
1 Decide whether you want to use Remote Wake-Up.
If you want to use the Remote Wake-Up feature on a
computer that complies with PCI 2.1, you must obtain a
Remote Wake-Up cable for the NIC (for details, see Remote
Wake-Up on page 21). If the computer complies with PCI
2.2, Remote Wake-Up is automatically enabled through the
PCI bus and no Remote Wake-Up cable is required.
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2 Make sure that cable requirements are met.
The RJ-45 port provides a 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps
connection automatically, depending on the speed of
the connected hub or switch.
The following table shows the cable requirements and
maximum network cable lengths for the RJ-45 port.
Network EnviCable Required
ronment
Maximum
Cable Length
10 Mbps
(10BASE-T)
Category 3, 4, or 5
unshielded twisted-pair
100 m (328 ft)
100 Mbps
(100BASE-TX)
Category 5 unshielded
twisted-pair
100 m (328 ft)
3 Unpack and inspect the NIC for damage.
4 Exit all open applications and user processes.
5 Turn off the power to the computer and attached
devices.
6 Unplug the power cables from the power source.
7 Remove the computer cover.
8 Locate an empty, nonshared bus-mastering PCI slot
and remove its slot cover. Save the screw, if there
is one.
Do not install the NIC in a shared PCI slot. Avoid any
PCI slot next to an ISA slot. This is often a shared slot and
does not support bus mastering.
If you do not know how to identify a PCI slot, check the
computer documentation or ask the system administrator.
If you are planning to install the Remote Wake-Up cable,
choose an empty PCI slot that is close to the Remote
Wake-Up connector on the computer motherboard. The
Remote Wake-Up cable is only required if the computer
complies with PCI 2.1 and you want to use the
Remote Wake-Up. The cable is not required if the
computer complies with PCI 2.2. (For information on
obtaining a Remote Wake-Up cable from 3Com, see
Remote Wake-Up Cable on page 22.)
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9 Write down the MAC address of the NIC and note the
relative position of the intended PCI slot.
This information is helpful when you are installing the
network drivers and connecting the cables to the hub or
switch. The MAC address is the 12-digit hexadecimal
number printed on the small bar code label on the
component side of the NIC.
The next step is to install the NIC in the computer and
connect it to the network.
Installing and Connecting the NIC
Observe the safety precautions listed in Safety Precautions
on page 27.
Prepare the NIC and the computer as described in
Preparing the NIC and the Computer on page 32.
The following instructions apply to installing the NIC
in most computers. If these instructions are not appropriate
for your computer, refer to the documentation that
accompanied the computer.
Installing and Connecting the NIC
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Figure 4 Installing the NIC
1 Remove slot cover
2 Insert NIC
PCI slots
1 Carefully insert the NIC in the empty PCI slot, as
shown.
Press firmly to ensure that the NIC is fully seated in the slot.
Secure the NIC with the screw if you removed one earlier.
If you want to install the Remote Wake-Up cable, go
to the next section, Connecting the Remote Wake-Up
Cable to continue the installation. If you do not want to
connect the cable, continue with step 2.
2 Replace the computer cover and plug in the power
cord.
Do not turn on the power to the computer.
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3 Plug the RJ-45 connector on the twisted-pair network
cable into the RJ-45 port on the NIC backplate.
4 Connect the other end of the network cable to an
active network port.
Figure 5 Connecting the cable to the NIC backplate
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The next step is to install the software, as described in
Installing Software on page 38.
If your site network installation procedures require you
to verify that installed hardware is functional before you
install software, run the 3CR990.EXE DOS diagnostics
program before installing the driver. This program is
located on the 3Com EtherCD.
Connecting the Remote Wake-Up Cable
This section describes how to connect the
Remote Wake-Up cable from the NIC to the PC
motherboard. Connecting the Remote Wake-Up cable is
optional. Connect this cable only if your NIC supports
Remote Wake-Up and you want to use this feature. (For
information on obtaining a Remote Wake-Up cable from
3Com, see Remote Wake-Up Cable on page 22.)
Connecting the Remote Wake-Up Cable
37
WARNING: Make sure that the PC power cord is
unplugged. Only properly trained and authorized
personnel should perform service. Contact your PC
manufacturer for information about safe service
techniques.
To connect the Remote Wake-Up cable:
1 Make sure that the NIC is properly installed in a PCI slot.
2 Insert the Remote Wake-Up cable into the
RWU connector on the NIC.
Twist the cable twice before attaching the cable to the PC.
3 Attach the other end of the cable to the connector on
the PC motherboard.
Refer to your PC documentation if you need help locating
the connector.
4 Replace the PC cover and plug in the power cord.
Do not turn on the power to the PC. Continue at step 3 in
Installing and Connecting the NIC.
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Installing Software
See the following topics for requirements and instructions
on installing software in various operating systems:
■
Installing NIC Drivers in Windows on page 39
■
Updating the Network Driver and NIC Software on
page 51
■
Installing NetWare Client and Server Drivers on page 89
The next step is to install the network driver.
Go to Installing NIC Drivers in Windows on page 39 or
Installing NetWare Client and Server Drivers on page 89.
3
INSTALLING NIC DRIVERS IN
WINDOWS
Overview
This chapter explains the following tasks on a computer
running Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, or
Windows 95:
■
Install the network driver and NIC software using
EtherCD
■
Update the network driver or NIC diagnostics program
■
Install multiple NICs
To obtain the latest version of a driver, go to:
http://www.3com.com/
The network driver can be used in both Microsoft
and NetWare network environments.
For instructions on using the installation diskettes (which
can be created from the EtherCD) to install the network
driver, see Installing From Diskette on page 29. For
additional information, see the text file for your operating
system in the HELP directory on the EtherCD.
Software Installation Requirements
Before you install software, you may want to verify that
the installed server NICs are functional or change their
configuration settings by running DOS diagnostics. Use the
3C99XCFG.EXE program located on the EtherCD.
If you are installing the software during the installation of
the network operating system, see Installing a 3Com NIC
While Installing the NOS on page 167.
For a list of minimum installation prerequisites, see
Installation Requirements on page 28.
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Getting Help
To display the Help system during the software installation,
click Help on any 3Com window.
Installing the Network Driver Using the EtherCD
To install the network driver using the EtherCD, follow
the steps in the section that is specific to your Windows
operating system.
Before installing the network driver:
■
Make sure that the NIC is installed in the PC and
that it is connected to the network.
■
Make sure that you have the Windows installation files
(for Windows 95/98 only). These files may be on a CD
or diskettes, or they may have been copied to your hard
drive when Windows was installed on your PC.
Windows 2000
This section describes how to install the network driver and
NIC software in a PC or server running Windows 2000.
Before you begin software installation:
■
Make sure that all software installation requirements
are met. See Installation Requirements on page 28.
■
Install the hardware. For instructions, see Installing and
Connecting the NIC on page 34.
Use the following procedure to install the driver for the first
time in a computer that is running Windows 2000. (If you
are updating a previous installation, see Updating the
Network Driver and NIC Software on page 51.)
To install the software:
1 Turn on the power to the PC.
2 Start Windows 2000 and log in to the Windows 2000
Administrator account.
After The Windows 2000 Found New Hardware Wizard
starts. The wizard detects the new NIC(s) and begins the
driver installation.
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3 Click Next.
The Install Hardware Device Drivers screen appears.
4 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
5 Select Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended), and then click Next.
The Locate Driver Files screen appears.
6 Select the CD-ROM drives option, clear any other
checked options, and click Next.
The Driver Files Search Results screen appears.
Windows finds the driver on the EtherCD.
7 Click Next.
The Hardware Install screen appears. Files are copied. Then
the Complete the Found New Hardware Wizard screen
appears, displaying the message “Windows has finished
installing the software for this device.”
8 Click Finish.
The software installation is complete. Go to Verifying
Successful Installation on page 48 to confirm that the NIC
is properly installed.
To change configuration settings, see Configuring the NIC
on page 113.
Windows NT 4.0
This section describes how to install the network driver and
NIC software in a PC or server running Windows NT 4.0
.
CAUTION: Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6) is a
minimum system requirement for installing 3Com
DynamicAccess technology.
To install the network driver:
1 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows NT.
2 Log in to the Windows NT Administrator account.
3 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
4 Right-click the Network Neighborhood icon.
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5 Select Properties on the pop-up menu.
The Network window appears.
6 Click the Adapters tab.
If networking has not been installed on your PC before,
Windows NT asks you if you want to install networking. Click
Yes. See the WINNT.TXT file located on the EtherCD or your
Windows NT documentation for instructions.
7 Click Add.
The Select Network Adapter dialog box appears.
8 Click Have Disk.
The Insert Disk dialog box appears.
9 Make sure that the correct path to your CD-ROM
drive appears in the entry box, for example:
d:
10 Click OK.
The Select OEM Option screen appears, displaying two
driver options:
3Com EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI NIC with 3XP
Processor
3Com EtherLink Server 10/100 Mbps PCI NIC with
3XP Processor
11 If you have installed a client NIC (3CR990-TX-95 or
3CR990-TX-97), select:
3Com EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI NIC with 3XP
Processor
If you have installed a server NIC (3CR990SVR95 or
3CR990SVR97), select:
3Com EtherLink Server 10/100 Mbps PCI NIC with
3XP Processor
12 Click OK.
Files are copied. The Network screen appears with the
3Com NIC name listed in the Network Adapters list box.
13 Click Close.
If the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties screen appears, enter
the requested information for your network environment.
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Refer to your system administrator or the Windows NT
documentation for assistance. After entering the
appropriate TCP/IP information and clicking OK, the
Network Settings Change window appears.
If the Microsoft TCP/IP Properties screen does not appear,
the installation is complete. The Network Settings Change
window appears.
14 Click Yes to restart the PC.
The network driver installation is complete. Go to Verifying
Successful Installation on page 48 to confirm that the NIC
is properly installed.
Windows 98
This section describes how to install the network driver and
NIC software in a PC or server running Windows 98.
Before installing the NIC software:
■
Make sure that the NIC is installed in the PC and
connected to the network.
■
Make sure that you have the Windows 98 installation
files. These files may be on a CD or diskettes, or they
may have been copied to your hard disk when
Windows 98 was installed on your PC.
If you encounter problems during the installation, see
TROUBLE.TXT (located in the HELP directory on the
EtherCD) for troubleshooting tips.
To install the software:
1 Turn the PC power on.
Windows detects the NIC. The Add New Hardware Wizard
starts.
2 Click Next.
The Add New Hardware Wizard screen prompts you to
select an option.
3 Select the Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended) option, and then click Next.
The Add New Hardware Wizard screen prompts you for the
driver location.
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4 Select the CD-ROM drive option and clear any other
check options that are selected.
5 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive, and then
click Next.
Windows finds the driver file for the device.
6 Click Next.
Files are copied.
The Insert Disk screen appears, prompting you for the
Windows 98 CD-ROM.
7 Click OK.
The Copying Files dialog box appears.
8 Remove the EtherCD from the CD-ROM drive, insert
the Windows 98 CD, enter the path to the CD-ROM
drive, and click OK.
The Add New Hardware Wizard displays a message
informing you that Windows has finished installing the
software.
9 Click Finish.
The Systems Settings Change screen appears, prompting
you to restart your computer.
10 Click Yes to restart your computer.
You must restart your computer to complete the
installation.
The software installation is complete. Go to Verifying
Successful Installation on page 48 to confirm that the NIC
is properly installed.
Windows 95
This section describes how to install the network driver and
NIC software in a PC client or server running Windows 95.
CAUTION: Do not install a 3CR990 NIC while installing
Windows 95 OSR2 using the “Custom” option. Install
Windows 95 OSR2 first, then install the 3CR990 NIC.
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Before installing the NIC software:
■
Make sure that the NIC is installed in the PC and
connected to the network.
■
Make sure that you have the Windows 95 installation
files. These files may be on a CD or diskettes, or they
may have been copied to your hard disk when
Windows 95 was installed on your PC.
If you encounter problems during the installation, see
W95NDIS.TXT and TROUBLE.TXT (located in the HELP
directory on the EtherCD) for troubleshooting tips.
To begin the driver installation, turn the PC power on.
Windows detects the NIC and depending on the version of
Windows 95 that you have installed, either the New
Hardware Found screen appears, or the Update Device
Driver Wizard starts.
New Hardware Found
If the New Hardware Found screen appears, follow this
procedure to install the NIC driver:
1 Select the Driver from disk provided by hardware
manufacturer option, and then click OK.
The Install From Disk screen appears.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive, enter the
path to the CD-ROM drive, and click OK.
■
If networking has already been installed on your PC,
go to step 4.
■
If this is the first time that networking is being
installed on your PC, the Identification tab of the
Network screen appears. Go to step 3.
3 In the specified fields of the Identification tab screen,
enter the following information, and then click Close.
■
Computer Name—Identifies the PC on the network
for other users. This entry must be a unique name of
15 characters or fewer, containing no spaces.
■
Workgroup—Identifies the group (for example,
your department name) to which your PC belongs. If
your computer is connected to a peer-to-peer
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network, this entry must be exactly the same for all
the PCs in your network.
Computer Description—Displays additional details
to other users on the network about this PC. For
example, you could specify that the PC is connected
to a printer. Filling in this field is optional.
4 The Insert Disk screen appears, prompting you for the
Windows 95 CD-ROM. Click OK.
The Copying Files screen appears.
5 Do one of the following:
■
If the Windows 95 files were not copied to your
hard drive, remove the EtherCD from the CD-ROM
drive, insert the Windows 95 CD, enter the path to
the CD-ROM drive, and then click OK.
■
If the Windows 95 files were copied to your hard
drive, enter the path to the directory containing
these files, and then click OK.
Files are copied. The Systems Settings Change screen
appears, prompting you to restart your computer.
6 Click Yes.
You must restart your computer to complete the
installation.
The installation is complete. To verify that the installation was
successful, see Verifying Successful Installation on page 48.
After Windows restarts, double-click the Network icon in
the Control Panel and make sure that the configuration
settings are properly set for your network environment.
Contact your system manager for assistance.
Update Device Driver Wizard
If the Update Device Driver Wizard starts, follow this
procedure to install the NIC driver:
1 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive, and then
click Next.
Windows finds the driver.
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2 Click Finish.
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If networking has already been installed on your PC,
go to step 4.
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If this is the first time that networking is being
installed on your PC, the Identification tab of the
Network screen appears. Go to step 3.
3 In the specified fields of the Identification tab screen,
enter the following information, and then click Close.
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Computer Name—Identifies the PC on the
network for other users. This entry must be a unique
name of 15 characters or fewer, containing no
spaces.
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Workgroup—Identifies the group (for example,
your department name) to which your PC belongs.
If your computer is connected to a peer-to-peer
network, this entry must be exactly the same for all
the PCs in your network.
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Computer Description—Displays additional details
to other users on the network about this PC. For
example, you could specify that the PC is connected
to a printer. Filling in this field is optional.
4 The Insert Disk screen appears, prompting you for the
EtherCD. Click OK.
The Copying Files screen appears.
5 Enter the path to the CD-ROM drive, and then click
OK.
Files are copied. The Insert Disk screen appears, prompting
you for the Windows 95 CD-ROM.
6 Click OK.
The Copying Files screen appears.
7 Do one of the following:
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If the Windows 95 files were not copied to your
hard drive, remove the EtherCD from the CD-ROM
drive, insert the Windows 95 CD, enter the path to
the CD-ROM drive, and then click OK.
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If the Windows 95 files were copied to your hard
drive, enter the path to the directory containing
these files, and then click OK.
Files are copied. The Systems Settings Change screen
appears, prompting you to restart your computer.
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8 Click Yes.
After Windows restarts, double-click the Network icon in
the Control Panel and make sure that the configuration
settings are properly set for your network environment.
Contact your system manager for assistance.
The driver installation is complete. Go to Verifying
Successful Installation on page 48 to confirm that the NIC
is properly installed.
After Windows restarts, double-click the Network icon
in the Windows Control Panel and make sure that
the correct configuration settings are selected for your
network environment. Contact your system administrator
for assistance.
Verifying Successful Installation
Follow the steps for your operating system:
Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 95 and
Windows 98.
Windows 2000
To verify successful NIC installation:
1 Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click
Properties.
2 Select the Hardware tab, and then click
Device Manager in the middle panel.
3 Double click Network Adapters and make sure that
the name of the 3Com EtherLink NIC appears.
If a red X or a yellow exclamation point (!) appears
by the name of the NIC, the installation was not
successful. See Troubleshooting the NIC on page 129
for troubleshooting help.
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Windows NT 4.0
To verify successful NIC installation:
1 Double-click the My Computer icon.
The My Computer screen appears.
2 Double-click the Control Panel icon.
The Control Panel screen appears.
3 Double-click the Network icon.
The Network screen appears.
4 Select the Adapters tab.
5 Make sure that the name of the NIC appears in the list
of network adapters.
If the name of the NIC does not appear in the list of
network adapters, the installation was not successful. See
Troubleshooting the NIC Installation on page 132 for
troubleshooting help.
6 Click OK to close the Network screen. Close the
Control Panel screen and the My computer screen.
You can also use the following alternative method to verify
successful NIC installation:
1 In the Windows task bar, click Start, Programs,
Administrative Tools, and then Windows NT
Diagnostics.
The Windows NT Diagnostics screen appears.
2 Select the Resources tab.
If ELPPx appears in the displayed list in the Device column,
the driver is successfully installed.
If ELPPx does not appear in the displayed list in the Device
column, the installation was not successful. See
Troubleshooting the NIC Installation on page 132 for
troubleshooting help.
Windows 95 and Windows 98
To verify successful NIC installation:
1 Right-click the My Computer icon, and then click
Properties.
2 Select the Device Manager tab.
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3 Double-click Network adapters and make sure that
the name of the 3Com EtherLink NIC appears.
If a red X or a yellow exclamation point (!) appears by the
name of the NIC, the installation was not successful. See
Troubleshooting the NIC Installation on page 132 for
troubleshooting help.
Installing the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program
This section describes how to install the 3Com NIC
Diagnostics program after you have already installed
the network driver. This program is for PCs running
Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or
Windows 95.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics program allows you to run tests
that determine the status of your network and the NIC.
It also allows you to configure the NIC, view network
statistics and LEDs, and access support databases.
When you install the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program, the
network driver is automatically updated to the
latest version on the EtherCD.
To install the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program:
1 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
3 Click NIC Software.
4 Click NIC Drivers and Diagnostics.
5 Click Update NIC Driver.
6 Click Update Drivers and Diagnostic Program.
The Update screen appears, displaying a message
indicating the 3Com NIC Update Kit has successfully
updated the network software, and informing you that
you must restart your PC.
7 Click OK to return to the Update NIC drivers screen,
and then exit the EtherCD.
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8 Restart Windows.
The installation is complete.
Starting the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program
To start the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program:
1 Open the Windows Start menu.
2 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
3 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostic screen appears. For instructions
on using the program, see Running the NIC Diagnostics
Tests on page 144.
Alternatively, you can also start the 3Com NIC Diagnostics
program using the following procedure if the 3Com NIC
Diagnostics icon is displayed on right side of the Windows
task bar:
1 Double-click the 3Com NIC Diagnostics icon.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostic screen appears. For instructions
on using the program, see Running the NIC Diagnostics
Tests on page 144.
Updating the Network Driver and NIC Software
The latest 3Com network drivers can be downloaded from:
http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic/
To update the network driver and NIC diagnostic software:
1 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows.
2 Insert the EtherCD (or disk 1 downloaded from the
Web or created from the EtherCD) in the appropriate
drive in the PC.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
3 Click NIC Software.
4 Click NIC Drivers and Diagnostics.
5 Click Update NIC Driver.
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6 To update the network driver and NIC diagnostics
software, click Update Drivers and Diagnostics
Program.
To update the network driver and remove the NIC
diagnostics software, click Update Drivers and
remove Diagnostics Program.
The Update screen appears, displaying a message
indicating the 3Com NIC Update Kit has successfully
updated the network software, and informing you that
you must restart your PC.
7 Click OK to return to the Update NIC drivers screen,
and then exit the EtherCD.
8 Restart Windows.
The installation is complete.
Installing Multiple NICs
This section describes how to install multiple EtherLink PCI
NICs in a PC running Windows 2000, Windows 98,
Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0.
You must use these procedures to install multiple NICs.
Failure to follow these procedures may lead to problems
requiring you to reinstall your operating system.
Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows 95
To install multiple NICs in a PC running Windows 2000,
Windows 98, or Windows 95, install and configure
each NIC individually, following these steps:
1 Install the first NIC in your PC and connect it to the
network, as described in Installing and Connecting
the NIC on page 34.
CAUTION: Do not physically install the second NIC in your
PC until you complete the driver installation for the first
NIC, following the steps below.
2 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows.
3 Insert the EtherCD when prompted, and then
click OK.
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4 Follow the prompts on the screen to install the
network driver.
See Windows 2000 on page 40, Windows 98 on page 43,
or Windows 95 on page 44, earlier in this chapter for driver
installation instructions.
5 After the network driver is installed, restart the PC.
6 After the PC restarts, exit Windows and turn
the power off. Make sure that the PC is unplugged.
7 Install the second NIC in your PC and connect it to
the network.
8 Plug in the PC power cord, turn on the power, and
then start Windows.
Windows detects the second NIC. The second NIC uses the
same network driver as the first NIC. You are not prompted
for the EtherCD.
When Windows starts, the second NIC appears under
Network adapters in the Device Manager.
9 Repeat the process for each additional NIC to
be installed.
Windows NT 4.0
To install multiple NICs in a PC running Windows NT 4.0:
1 Install the NICs in your PC and connect each to
the network.
2 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows NT.
3 Double-click the My Computer icon, then the
Control Panel icon, and then the Network icon.
The Network screen appears.
4 Select the Adapters tab.
5 Click Add.
The Select Network Adapter screen appears.
6 Click Have Disk.
7 Insert the EtherCD.
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8 Make sure that d:\ appears in the entry box (where
d:\ represents the letter name of the CD-ROM drive),
and then click OK.
The Select OEM Option screen appears with the name
of one of the NICs selected. Only one NIC appears on
this screen.
9 Click OK.
Files are copied. The Network screen appears with the
name of the first installed NIC.
10 Close the Network screen.
If you are prompted for network information, enter the
requested information.
11 Restart the PC.
12 When Windows NT starts, repeat steps 3 through 11
for each NIC that is installed in the PC.
You will not be prompted for the EtherCD when you
install the network driver for the second NIC.
4
INSTALLING DYNAMICACCESS
SOFTWARE IN WINDOWS
Overview
This chapter explains the following tasks on a computer
running Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, or
Windows 95:
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Installing the DynamicAccess LAN Agent for a client NIC
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Installing DynamicAccess software for a server NIC
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Configuring Groups and VLANs for a server NIC
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Using Windows 2000 offload features
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Installing DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
Installing the DynamicAccess LAN Agent for a Client NIC
This section explains how to install and configure the
DynamicAccess LAN agent on a client PC running
Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0.
For an overview of the DynamicAccess LAN agent, see
DynamicAccess LAN Agent on page 25. For detailed
information on using, configuring, and troubleshooting
the DynamicAccess LAN agent, you can download
it from:
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
Client PC Requirements
The DynamicAccess LAN agent can be installed on a PC
running Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0.
The DynamicAccess LAN agent is not supported on a PC
running Windows 2000.
CAUTION: Do not install the DynamicAccess LAN agent
on a PC running Windows 98 SE 1. The installation will
result in system failure.
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The following table lists the minimum client requirements
and recommended Microsoft Service Packs (if any) for the
version of the DynamicAccess LAN agent that is included
on the EtherCD.
Requirements for Running
DynamicAccess Technology
on a Client PC
Recommended
Microsoft
Service Pack
Windows 2000
486/66 MHz CPU
32 MB RAM
5 MB available hard drive space
None required
Windows NT 4.0
Pentium/100 MHz CPU
32 MB RAM
5 MB available hard drive space
Service Pack 6
(or later)
Windows 98
486/76 MHz CPU
32 MB RAM
5 MB available hard drive space
Service Pack 1
Windows 95
486/76 MHz CPU
32 MB RAM
5 MB available hard drive space
Windows 95 OSR2 or
Service Pack 1
Operating
System
Installing the LAN Agent
To install the DynamicAccess LAN agent:
1 Make sure that the NIC and the network driver are
installed on your PC.
See Verifying Successful Installation on page 48 to confirm
that the NIC is properly installed in the computer.
2 Start Windows.
3 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
4 Click NIC Software.
5 Click DynamicAccess Technology.
6 Click Install DynamicAccess Technology.
7 Select the appropriate menu option for your
operating system (Windows 95/98 or
Windows NT 4.0)
Ignore the Windows 2000 menu option. The
DynamicAccess LAN agent is not supported on a PC
running Windows 2000.
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8 Do one of the following:
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If you selected Windows 95/98, click Install
DynamicAccess Technology for Windows 95/98.
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If you selected Windows NT 4.0, click Install
DynamicAccess Technology for Windows NT 4.0.
The DynamicAccess Software Installation program starts.
9 When the DynamicAccess Technology installation is
finished, exit the EtherCD, and then exit Windows.
10 Restart the PC.
You must restart the PC to complete the installation.
Verifying Successful Installation
After the DynamicAccess LAN agent is installed on the
client PC, the following changes are visible in the Windows
Network control panel:
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For each physical NIC installed in the client PC, a virtual
NIC entry appears in the list of network adapters.
All protocols are re-bound to the virtual NIC. The
bindings to the physical NIC are still intact.
A 3Com DynamicAccess LAN agent entry appears as
a protocol.
A 3Com DynamicAccess LAN agent icon is installed in
the Windows Control Panel.
Configuring the DynamicAccess LAN Agent
Contact your system administrator about using
DynamicAccess technology at your site.
The DynamicAccess LAN agent configuration instructions
are intended for network administrators who have
experience installing software and using management
tools for an Ethernet network.
The instructions in this section are for configuring the
DynamicAccess LAN agent on a local client PC. You can
obtain the complete configuration instructions by accessing
the DynamicAccess Software User Guide on the EtherCD.
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To configure the DynamicAccess LAN agent on a local
client PC:
1 Double-click the 3Com DynamicAccess icon in the
Windows Control Panel.
The Traffic Prioritization tab of the DynamicAccess Setup
screen appears.
2 Select the tab containing the information you want
to configure.
Traffic Prioritization—Allows you to prioritize
applications, which can ease bottlenecks in your network
and allow critical applications to take network precedence.
Fast IP—Allows you to enable and configure Fast IP.
Administration—Allows you to set DynamicAccess
control panel access, set VLAN options, enable efficient
multicast control, and enable the prioritizing of traffic.
For specific instructions on configuring any of the
DynamicAccess technology options, click Help on the
3Com DynamicAccess screen or go to:
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
Removing the DynamicAccess LAN Agent
For instructions on removing the DynamicAccess LAN agent
from your client PC, see the DynamicAccess software user
guide. You can download the user guide from:
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
Installing DynamicAccess Software for a Server NIC
Follow these steps to install DynamicAccess software for a
server NIC installed in a Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0
computer:
1 Make sure that the NIC and the network driver are
installed on your PC.
See Verifying Successful Installation on page 48 to confirm
that the NIC is properly installed in the computer.
2 Start Windows.
3 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
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The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
4 Click NIC Software.
5 Click DynamicAccess Technology.
6 Click Install DynamicAccess Technology.
7 Select the appropriate menu option for your
operating system (Windows 2000 or Windows NT 4.0)
Ignore the Windows 95/98 menu option. DynamicAccess
server software is not supported on a PC running
Windows 95 or Windows 98.
8 Do one of the following:
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If you selected Windows 2000, click Install
DynamicAccess Technology for Windows 2000
Servers.
When DynamicAccess server features are installed
for Windows 2000, LAN connections bind to the
DynamicAccess protocol and real protocols bind to
the DynamicAccess Miniport. Do not modify these
bindings.
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If you selected Windows NT 4.0, click Install
DynamicAccess Technology for Windows NT 4.0
Servers.
When DynamicAccess server features are installed
for Windows NT, NICs bind to the DynamicAccess
protocol and real protocols bind to the
DynamicAccess Miniport. Do not modify these
bindings.
The DynamicAccess Software Installation program starts.
9 When the DynamicAccess Technology installation is
finished, exit the EtherCD, and then exit Windows.
10 Restart the PC.
You must restart the PC to complete the installation.
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Verifying Successful Installation
After the DynamicAccess software is installed on the server
PC, the following changes are visible in the Windows
Network control panel:
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For each physical NIC installed in the client PC, a virtual
NIC entry appears in the list of network adapters.
All protocols are re-bound to the virtual NIC. The
bindings to the physical NIC are still intact.
A 3Com DynamicAccess entry appears as a protocol.
A 3Com DynamicAccess icon is installed in the
Windows Control Panel.
Configuring Groups and VLANs for a Server NIC
DynamicAccess technology server features allow you to
configure load balancing groups and virtual LANs (VLANs).
The features are described in Advanced Server Features on
page 17.
The following DynamicAccess technology server features
are available for NIC groups in Windows:
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load balancing
■
RSL failover
■
multiple VLANs
The examples in this section illustrate typical actions you
might take in the course of maintaining a DynamicAccess
server configuration in Windows.
Planning the Configuration
Consider these items when planning groups and VLANs:
■
Decide whether you want to use bidirectional load
balancing, or transmit load balancing.
To use bidirectional load balancing, you must assign a
dedicated IP address for each load balancing group. This
address must be unique (not used elsewhere on the
network). For details, see Specifying a Dedicated IP
Address on page 66.
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Decide which NICs are to be part of each group. Each
group must include at least two NICs.
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Decide whether you want to use a foreign (non-3Com)
NIC in one of the groups.
One foreign NIC (one that is not a 3Com EtherLink
Server NIC) is allowed in one group per server.
Decide which NIC is to be the primary NIC in
each group. If a foreign NIC is used, it must be
designated the primary NIC.
Disable load balancing if you have set failover for a
group of NICs operating at different speeds.
DynamicAccess supports failover for a group of NICs
operating at different speeds (for example, with one
NIC operating at 10 Mbps, another operating at
100 Mbps, and another at 1,000 Mbps). However,
DynamicAccess supports load balancing only for a
group of NICs operating at the same speed (with all
NICs operating at 10 Mbps, or all operating at
100 Mbps, or all at 1000 Mbps). For example, if you
specify failover from a 3Com Gigabit EtherLink Server
1000 PCI NIC to a 3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC, you
must disable load balancing for that group to achieve
the best performance.
For the best failover performance, turn the spanning
tree feature off at switches that are connected directly
to the server. If the spanning tree feature is turned on,
a failover may be delayed up to 30 seconds while the
switch processes the spanning tree algorithm.
Plan the cable changes required to connect each primary
NIC and all secondary NICs to the same network segment.
Observe the recommended support limit of four groups
per server.
The following guidelines apply to groups under
Windows 2000:
802.1p Support Property—The value of the
Windows 2000 802.1p support property must be
the same for all NICs in a group. For example, if this
property is enabled for the primary NIC, it must also be
enabled for all other NICs in the group.
Microsoft Task Offload Support—It is possible to
form a group of NICs that have different levels of
support for Microsoft Task Offload features (TCP
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Checksum, TCP Segmentation, and IP Sec). In this case,
the offload support is limited to the features supported
by all NICs in the group. For example, if two NICs in a
group support all offload features but one NIC supports
only TCP Checksum, then offload support for the group
is limited to TCP Checksum.
Observe these VLAN configuration guidelines:
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Assign a VLAN ID number to each VLAN. If you are
not using a DHCP server, each VLAN that is using IP
services requires an IP address and subnet mask.
■
DynamicAccess software supports as many as 16
VLANs per server.
■
Each VLAN bound to TCP/IP must exist on a separate
IP subnet. DHCP servers used to allocate IP addresses
must be located on the same IP subnets as the
VLANs.
■
Each VLAN bound to the IPX/SPX protocol must use
a unique network number.
■
To avoid problems associated with blocked multicast
streams, configure end stations that support the
IEEE 802.1p GARP Multicast Registration Protocol
specification (GMRP) on separate switch segments
from stations that do not support it.
■
Under Windows 2000, when VLANs are enabled,
the Windows 2000 802.1p Support property must
be disabled for all the underlying miniports.
■
The following memory requirements are for multiple
VLAN configurations. You can improve overall
system performance with VLANs by increasing
the physical RAM, the virtual memory page size,
or both.
Number of VLANs
Minimum RAM Size (MB)
up to 16
128
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CAUTION: Before creating or removing a load balancing
group or VLAN, take note of configuration information
such as IP addresses and IPX network numbers.
DynamicAccess server software does not restore a
network configuration to its pre-DynamicAccess state.
Always verify that the network configuration conforms
to your expectations after creating or removing a load
balancing group or VLAN.
Working With Server Features
The DynamicAccess server features window contains tabs
for these windows:
■
In the Load Balance/RSL window, you can create and
change Load Balancing/RSL groups. The NICs in a group
work together to route traffic efficiently and to recover
from failures.
■
In the VLANs window, you can set up virtual LANs. All
groups listed on the Load Balance/RSL window also
appear as groups in the VLAN window. Any ungrouped
NICs in the Load Balance/RSL window are also listed in
the VLAN window.
Windows 2000
Access DynamicAccess server features through the
Windows 2000 Network and Dial-up Connections window
as follows:
1 Log in to Windows 2000 with administrator
privileges.
2 Launch the Windows 2000 Network and Dial-up
Connections window.
3 Select a Local Area Connection icon.
4 Click the right mouse button and select Properties.
The Local Area Connections Properties window appears.
5 Click the General tab.
6 In the General window, select DynamicAccess
Protocol and click Properties.
The DynamicAccess Protocol Properties window appears.
Click the appropriate tab to configure server features.
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Windows NT
Start DynamicAccess server features under Windows NT
as follows:
1 Log in to the Windows NT Administrator account.
2 From the Windows Start menu, select
Settings/Control Panel.
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3 Double-click the DynamicAccess SW Server icon.
The DynamicAccess Resilient Server Link/Load
Balance/VLAN Configuration window appears. Click
the appropriate tab to configure server features.
Creating a Group
1 Click the Load Balance/RSL tab.
2 In the Load Balance/RSL window, click Create Group.
3 In the Create Group dialog box, type a group name.
4 Set the load balancing:
To enable transmit load balancing—Clear the
Receive Load Balance Enabled check box and check the
Transmit Load Balance Enabled box.
To enable bidirectional load balancing—Check both
the Transmit Load Balance Enabled box and the
Receive Load Balance Enabled box. Enter only the Host ID
bytes required for a dedicated IP address. For example:
Byte 1
Class A
Byte 2
Network ID
Byte 4
Host ID
24
Class B
Byte 3
1
Network ID
253
Host ID
2
Class C
Network ID
253
Host ID
253
See Specifying a Dedicated IP Address on page 66 for more
information on the dedicated IP address.
To disable all load balancing—Clear the
Receive Load Balance Enabled and the
Transmit Load Balance Enabled check boxes.
5 Click OK.
The name of the new NIC group appears in the
Load Balancing/RSL Groups list box.
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Adding NICs to a Group
1 Click the Load Balance/RSL tab.
2 In the Load Balance/RSL window:
■
Select a group from the Load Balancing/RSL Groups
list.
■
Select a NIC from the Network Interface Cards list.
3 Click Add NIC.
The NIC appears as part of the group in the Load
Balancing/RSL list box.
If you click Add NIC repeatedly, NICs are added to the
group in the order that they are listed after the first NIC
you selected.
Specifying a Dedicated IP Address
Bidirectional load balancing requires that you specify a
dedicated IP address for the load balancing group. This
address specifies a Network ID and a Host ID, and it must
be unique (not used elsewhere on the network). For
example:
Byte 1
Class A
Byte 2
Network ID
125
Class B
Byte 3
Host ID
24
1
Network ID
139
Class C
Byte 4
25
253
Host ID
2
Network ID
193
26
253
Host ID
3
253
You can specify the dedicated IP address in the Create
Group or Group Properties dialog boxes. You cannot
specify the bytes for the Network ID; they are fixed. Specify
the bytes for the Host ID for various classes of subnets
as follows:
Class Byte 1
Specify only bytes
A
126
2, 3, and 4 (the three rightmost boxes).
B
128 - 191
3 and 4 (the two rightmost boxes).
C
192 - 223
4 (the rightmost box).
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Changing an IP Address
If another device is using a bidirectional load balancing
group's dedicated IP address, you must change either the
other device’s IP address or that of the load balancing
group. Use the appropriate procedure below:
Changing the Other
Device's IP Address
After you change the other device's address, restart
receive load balancing as follows:
1 In the Load Balancing/RSL window, select the group
that had the duplicate address.
2 Click Properties.
3 In the Properties dialog box, click OK.
4 In the Load Balancing/RSL window, click OK to exit the
window and restart receive load balancing.
Changing the Group's
Dedicated IP Address
1 In the Load Balancing/RSL window, select the group
that has the duplicate address.
2 Click Properties.
3 In the Properties dialog box, enter a new IP address
and click OK.
4 In the Load Balancing/RSL window, click OK to exit the
window and restart receive load balancing.
Creating a VLAN
1 Click the VLANs tab.
2 In the VLANs window, select a NIC or group from the
VLANs list and click Create VLAN.
3 In the VLAN ID dialog box, type a VLAN ID number
and click OK.
Legal VLAN ID numbers are from 1 – 511 and from
768 – 4095. Numbers in the range 512 – 767 are reserved.
The new VLAN is added to the VLANs list.
Windows 2000—If you create more than one VLAN,
assign a VLAN ID number to each VLAN as follows:
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Right-click My Network Places and select Properties
from the menu.
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In the next window, right-click a VLAN and select
Properties from the menu.
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Click Configure.
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In the NIC Properties window, click TCP/IP.
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In the next window, configure the IP address and
subnet mask.
Windows NT—Restart the computer when the software
prompts you to do so.
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Specifying Traffic Priorities
You can use the DynamicAccess Software Setup window to
specify traffic priorities.
1 Double-click the 3Com DynamicAccess icon in the
Windows Control Panel.
The DynamicAccess Software Setup window appears.
2 Click the appropriate tab:
■
Traffic Prioritization—Prioritize applications to
ease bottlenecks in the network and allow critical
applications to take network precedence. You can
turn traffic prioritization on or off independently for:
– Each NIC that is not in a group and does not
have VLANs
– Each group that does not have VLANs
– Each VLAN
– Each virtual NIC (NIC, group, or VLAN) shown in
the Traffic Prioritization control panel
■
Administration—Set DynamicAccess control panel
access, set VLAN options, enable efficient multicast
control, and enable the prioritizing of multicast
traffic.
For detailed information on DynamicAccess software,
go to:
http://www.3com.com/dynamicaccess
Saving the Configuration
To save and exit, click OK.
A prompt asks whether you want to configure traffic
prioritization. If you click Yes, the DynamicAccess Software
Setup window appears.
To exit without saving the configuration, click Cancel.
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Disabling Load Balancing for a Group
Follow these steps to disable load balancing for a group:
1 Click the Load Balance/RSL tab.
2 In the Load Balance/RSL window:
■
Select a group from the Load Balancing/RSL Groups
list.
■
Click Properties.
3 In the Group Properties dialog box:
To disable receive load balancing only—Clear the
Receive Load Balance Enabled check box.
To disable all load balancing—Clear the
Receive Load Balance Enabled and the
Transmit Load Balance Enabled check boxes.
4 Click OK.
Changing the Primary NIC
The first NIC added to an empty group is automatically
designated the primary NIC. NICs added subsequently are
designated as secondary NICs. If a foreign (non-3Com) NIC
is used, it must be designated the primary NIC. Primary
status is indicated by a P icon at the beginning of the
NIC name.
When there are more than one NIC in a group, you can
change the primary NIC as follows:
1 Click the Load Balance/RSL tab.
2 In the Load Balance/RSL window, select a secondary
NIC from the Load Balance/RSL Groups list.
3 Click Select Primary.
Removing a NIC from a Group
Follow these steps to remove a NIC from a group:
1 Click the Load Balance/RSL tab.
2 In the Load Balance/RSL window, select a NIC from
a group in the Load Balancing/RSL Groups list.
3 Click Remove NIC.
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Deleting or Editing a VLAN
When a VLAN is selected, you can delete it or edit its
properties.
1 Click the VLANs tab.
2 In the VLANs window, select a VLAN.
To delete the selected VLAN, click Delete VLAN.
To edit the VLAN ID for the selected VLAN, click Edit VLAN.
Displaying NIC Properties
Follow these steps to display NIC properties:
1 Click the Load Balance/RSL tab.
2 In the Load Balance/RSL window, select a NIC.
3 Click Properties.
The NIC Properties window appears, showing the
properties of the selected NIC.
Displaying Group Properties
Follow these steps to display group properties:
1 Click the Load Balance/RSL tab.
2 In the Load Balance/RSL window, select a group in
the Load Balancing/RSL Groups list box.
3 Click Properties.
The Group Properties window appears, showing the
properties of the selected group.
Specifying Failover from Gigabit to 10/100 PCI
You can specify failover from a 3Com Gigabit Etherlink
Server 1000 PCI NIC to a 3Com EtherLink Server 10/100
PCI NIC. To ensure optimal performance, this type of
failover requires that you disable load balancing for
the group.
1 Create a group.
See Creating a Group.
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2 Add 3Com server NICs to the group.
Add at least one 3Com Gigabit Etherlink Server NIC and at
least one 3Com EtherLink Server 10/100 PCI NIC to the
group. Designate the Gigabit Etherlink Server NIC as the
primary NIC.
See Adding NICs to a Group on page 66.
3 Disable load balancing for the group.
See Disabling Load Balancing for a Group on page 69.
Troubleshooting a Load Balancing Configuration
Use the troubleshooting tips in Table 1 to solve problems
that may occur in a load balancing configuration.
To access a database of technical information that can
help you diagnose and solve NIC installation,
configuration, and upgrade problems, go to:
http://knowledgebase.3com.com
Table 1 Troubleshooting Load Balancing In Windows
Symptom
Tip
Receive load balancing fails to begin
functioning.
Check the Group Properties to verify
that the dedicated IP address has been
entered. If no address appears in the
Group Properties dialog box, enter one
to enable receive load balancing.
Receive load balancing stops
functioning.
Cables may be disconnected, or there
may be other hardware problems.
Reconnect or change the cables. Correct
any other hardware problems. Bidirectional load balancing is restored after
this type of failure when applications
create new connections and new clients
log in.
Reconnecting cables does not restore
load balancing.
Check the event log for a duplicate IP
address. If another device is using a load
balancing group's dedicated IP address,
change one of the IP addresses. See
“Changing an IP Address” for
instructions.
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Table 1 Troubleshooting Load Balancing In Windows (continued)
Symptom
Tip
Receive load balancing does not
function across a router.
Receive load balancing across a router is
not supported. Clients across the router
cannot use receive load balancing, but
clients within the subnet get higher
throughput from receive load balancing.
Changing Windows 2000 Property Settings
If you receive warnings about inconsistent property settings
(for example, the 802.1p Support property) while creating
a group, use the following procedure to change a NIC
property:
1 Right-click the My Computer icon and select
Properties from the menu.
2 Click the Hardware tab, then click Device Manager.
3 Double-click Network Adapters.
4 Right-click on the name of the appropriate NIC and
select Properties from the menu.
5 Click the Advanced tab.
6 Select the appropriate property from the list (for
example, 802.1p Support).
7 Use the scroll list to change the property value.
8 Exit the Device Manager.
Identifying Windows 2000 Miniport and LAN Connections
DynamicAccess miniport connections and NIC Local Area
Connections are listed in the Network and Dial-up
Connections window. If a group or VLAN is associated with
a miniport, the group name and VLAN name appear in the
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miniport icon name. If a miniport is associated with an
ungrouped NIC, you can identify the NIC by its MAC
address as follows:
1 In the Network and Dial-up Connections window,
right-click the miniport icon and select Properties
from the menu.
2 In the DynamicAccess Properties window, click the
General tab.
3 In the General tab, move the cursor over the miniport
name. (Do not click the name.)
After a short pause, the MAC address of the associated NIC
appears in a pop-up window.
Using Windows 2000 Offload Features
The 3CR990 NIC supports Windows 2000 offload features
in an IP environment. The Windows 2000 offload features
are designed to enhance the Windows 2000 operating
system capabilities by off loading key TCP/IP networking
and security tasks from the Windows 2000 operating
system:
■
IPSec Offload—reduces CPU utilization by allowing the
3XP processor and a crypto chip on the NIC to perform
data encryption operations.
■
TCP Segmentation Offload—reduces CPU utilization by
allowing the 3XP processor on the NIC to perform
segmentation of TCP packets.
Windows 2000 does not allow IPSec offloads and TCP
Segmentation offloads for the same session. Though all
offload types may be enabled, TCP Segmentation
offloading will not occur during an IPSec session.
■
■
IP and TCP Checksum Offload—reduced CPU utilization
by allowing the 3XP processor on the NIC to perform
the checksum calculation of TCP/IP and UDP/IP packets.
802.1p Packet Priority Offload—reduces CPU utilization
by allowing the 3XP processor on the NIC to perform
the insertion of the 802.1Q tag header into the packet.
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Enabling Offloads
Windows 2000 provides the capability to individually
enable or disable each of the four offload features. (The
default setting for these features is enabled.)
To enable or disable individual offload settings in
Windows 2000:
1 Right-click the My Network Places desktop icon and
select Properties.
The Network and Dial-up Connections screen appears.
2 Right-click the Local Area Connection icon and select
Properties.
The Local Area Connection Properties screen appears.
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3 Click Configure.
The 3Com EtherLink 10/100 Mbps PCI NIC with 3XP
Processor screen appears.
4 Click the Advanced tab.
5 Select Enable Offloads in the Property list box.
6 Select the appropriate value in the Value entry box
(shown in the following table) for the desired offload
state.
7 Close all open windows.
The following table describes values for the offload
functions:
Value
Offload Function Enabled
All Offloads Disabled
No offloads
cksum
TCP Checksum
cksum-ipsec
TCP Checksum and IPSec
cksum-tcpseg
TCP Checksum and TCP
Segmentation
cksum-tcpseg-ipsec
TCP Checksum and TCP
Segmentation and IPSec
ipsec
IPSec
tcpseg
TCP Segmentation
tcpseg-ipsec
TCP Segmentation and IPSec
802.1p
Packet Priority
802.1p-cksum
Packet Priority and TCP Checksum
802.1p-cksum-ipsec
Packet Priority and TCP Checksum
and IPSec
802.1p-cksum-tcpseg
Packet Priority and TCP Checksum
and TCP Segmentation
802.1p-cksum-tcpseg-ipsec
Packet Priority and TCP Checksum
and TCP Segmentation and IPSec
802.1p-ipsec
Packet Priority and IPSec
802.1p-tcpseg
Packet Priority and TCP Segmentation
802.1p-tcpseg-ipsec
Packet Priority and TCP Segmentation
and IPSec
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Configuring Offloads for a Group of Different NICs
Your computer may contain a combination of installed NICs
(including one or more 3CR990 EtherLink 10/100 PCI NICs
with the 3XP Processor) with varying offload capabilities. If
you have a mix of dissimilar NICs configured in a
DynamicAccess group, then DynamicAccess will support
only those offload functions that are supported by the all
the NICs in the group.
For example, if you have created a group consisting of a
3CR990 NIC and another NIC that does not have any
offload capabilities, then the group will not support any
offloads.
In another example, if you have a group of three NICs with
two supporting TCP Checksum, TCP Segmentation, and
IPSec offloads, and one supporting only IPSec, then the
group will support only IPSec offloads.
If you add a NIC to an existing group, and that NIC has
offload capabilities that differ from those of the group,
then you must reconfigure the group: that is, you must
delete the group, recreate the group, and restart the
computer. (If you do not delete and recreate the group,
DynamicAccess will not bind to the NIC.)
Similarly, if you replace a NIC that has been configured as
part of a group with another NIC that has different offload
capabilities, then you must reconfigure the group.
In addition, if you disable or enable any offloads for a
group through the Windows 2000 Advanced tab, then you
must reconfigure the group.
Installing DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
This section explains how to install 3Com DynamicAccess
LAN Encryption software in a PC running Windows 95 or
Windows 98.
For complete instructions on using DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption software, see the DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption Software Administrator’s Guide, which you can
download to your PC hard drive from the EtherCD and view
with a current Internet browser.
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Minimum Installation Requirements
Your computer must meet the following requirements
before you can successfully install the DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption software.
Hardware Requirements:
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Pentium 90 or better
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24 MB RAM
■
25 MB free hard disk space (Windows 95);
17 MB free hard disk space (Windows 98)
■
Color monitor
Software Requirements:
■
Windows 95A or Windows 95B (OSR2) or Windows 98
or Windows 98SE. Your Windows operating system
should have the latest Service Pack installed.
■
TCP/IP protocol.
■
Client for Microsoft networks installed and configured
to log in to a domain.
Installation Overview
The 3Com EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC must be installed and
connected to the network before you install
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software. See Installing and
Connecting the NIC on page 27 for instructions.
Installing the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software
involves the following tasks:
1 Installing the software using the Custom option to
download the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
Software Administrator’s Guide.
2 Certifying each user (this task applies only when
users rely on certificates for authentication).
Installing LAN Encryption Software on Windows 95
To install DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software on
Windows 95, you need the installation CD (EtherCD) with
your customized policy file(s), entrust.ini file (if you are
using certificate-based authentication), and any connection
profiles you wish to include.
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The installation process installs the following required
system components: Winsock 2 and DUN 1.3. For this
reason, you may be prompted to reboot the system
several times during installation. (For Windows 95 PCs
without the DUN 1.3 upgrade, you may see as many as
three requests to reboot.) When you click Yes to reboot,
the installation program ignores the reboot and continues
to install the software. This behavior is by design; only the
last reboot request actually reboots the system, after the
installation is complete.
To install DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software from
the EtherCD:
1 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
3 Click NIC Software.
The NIC Software screen appears.
4 Click DynamicAccess Technology.
The 3Com DynamicAccess Technology screen appears.
5 Click Install DynamicAccess Technology.
The 3Com DynamicAccess Technology menu appears.
6 Click Install 3Com DynamicAccess Technology for
Windows 95/98.
The 3Com DynamicAccess Technology menu displays
options for installing either DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
Software or DynamicAccess Technology.
7 Click Install DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
Windows 95/98.
The setup wizard launches for either 56-bit LAN (DES)
encryption or 168-bit LAN (3DES) encryption depending on
the model of your installed EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC and
the EtherCD inserted in your computer. A message prompts
you to exit all Windows applications.
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8 If you need to close any open applications, click
Cancel, close the applications, and then restart the
installation process. (Alternatively, you can press
Ctrl-Tab to display each open application and close it.)
Once you are ready to proceed, click Next.
The Software License Agreement screen appears.
9 Click Yes to continue.
The Setup Type screen appears, offering you a Typical or
Custom installation.
■
Typical—the program will be installed without the
online user guide.
■
Custom—you can choose which components to install.
This choice allows you to download and view the
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
Administrator’s Guide.
Installing the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software
from a login script is not supported.
10 Select Custom Installation to install the
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software and to
download the user guide to your computer’s hard
drive. Click Next to continue.
The Select Components screen appears, allowing you to
choose the components to be installed.
11 Select both components: DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption Software and Admin Documentation.
Click Next.
The DynamicAccess LAN encryption software screen
appears.
12 Verify that the displayed destination folder is correct
for installation on your computer. Use the Browse
button if necessary to change the destination folder.
Once the appropriate destination folder is displayed,
click Next.
The Start Copying Files screen appears, displaying the
components that will be installed.
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13 Verify that the displayed components are correct for
installation on your computer and click Next.
The system copies files from the EtherCD to the destination
location, sets up the registry, builds drivers, and updates
bindings.
The Winsock2 Setup screen appears.
Follow the rest of the setup wizard instructions to install
the software properly. If you see “version conflict”
messages, click Cancel to continue. When prompted to
reboot, click Yes (or OK or Next) to continue.
If you see “Winsock 2 setup” error messages, reboot the
system and re-start the 3Com LAN Encryption installation.
If prompted to insert the Windows CD, insert it so that
certain Windows files can be copied. (Prompting for the
Windows CD depends on your PC configuration.) Follow
the displayed prompts.
14 With the Winsock2 Setup screen displayed, click OK.
A warning message appears regarding the Dial-Up
Networking Upgrade.
15 Click OK.
The Microsoft Dial-Up Networking screen appears,
prompting you to restart.
16 Click Yes.
A message appears.
17 Click Yes.
A warning message appears, informing you that you must
restart and then manually run the installation process again.
18 Click OK.
The computer will restart.
19 Enter your network password when prompted.
The setup wizard continues to build drivers. The Insert Disk
screen appears, prompting you to insert the Windows 95
CD-ROM.
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20 Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM and click OK.
If you are prompted to enter the path to the Windows 95
files (usually d:\win95), enter the appropriate path and
click OK.
The Insert Disk screen appears, prompting you to reinsert
the Windows 95 CD-ROM.
21 Verify that the Windows 95 CD-ROM is inserted in the
CD-ROM drive and click OK.
Continue to respond to prompts for the Windows 95
CD-ROM, and specify the appropriate path for Windows 95
files to be copied until the System Settings Change screen
appears, prompting you to restart the computer.
22 With the System Settings screen displayed, click Yes
to restart the computer.
The system has completed copying files from the EtherCD
and Windows 95 CD to the destination locations, set up
the registry, built drivers, and updated bindings.
After you have successfully installed the DynamicAccess
LAN Encryption client, the physical adapters (NICs) and
upper level protocols (TCP/IP, IPX, etc.) in your computer
bind to the virtual adapters created by the DynamicAccess
LAN Encryption software. The bindings of the upper level
protocols to the physical adapters are removed and
replaced with bindings to the virtual adapters.
If you have not yet created one or more connection
profiles, you may be prompted to use the DynamicAccess
LAN Client dialog box to create the profiles. See the
“Creating a Connection Profile” topic in the administrator’s
guide for more information.
During installation, the policy files tssecmap.cfg and
tssecdes.cfg are automatically copied from the EtherCD to
your PC. See the “3Com LAN Encryption Secure Network
Map File (tssecmap.cfg)” topic and the “Security Level
Definition File (tssecdes.cfg)” topic in the administrator’s
guide for more information.
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To use the Certificate Authentication mode, copy the
entrust.ini file to the Windows directory on the client
computer and then restart the PC. You can find a sample of
the entrust.ini file on the EtherCD. See “Adding the Entrust
File” on page 85.
Installing LAN Encryption Software on Windows 98
To install DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software on
Windows 98, you need the software installation CD
(EtherCD), with your customized policy file(s), entrust.ini file
(if you are using certificate-based authentication), and any
connection profiles you wish to include.
To install DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software from the
EtherCD:
1 Turn on the power to the PC and start Windows.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
3 Click NIC Software.
The NIC Software screen appears.
4 Click DynamicAccess Technology.
The 3Com DynamicAccess Technology screen appears.
5 Click Install DynamicAccess Technology.
The 3Com DynamicAccess Technology menu appears.
6 Click Install 3Com DynamicAccess Technology for
Windows 95/98.
The 3Com DynamicAccess Technology menu displays
options for installing either DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
Software or DynamicAccess Technology.
7 Click Install DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
Windows 95/98.
The setup wizard launches for either 56-bit LAN (DES)
encryption or 168-bit LAN (3DES) encryption depending on
the model of your installed EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC and
the EtherCD inserted in your computer. A message prompts
you to exit all Windows applications.
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8 If you need to close any open applications, click
Cancel, close the applications, and then restart the
installation process. (Alternatively, you can press
Ctrl-Tab to display each open application and close it.)
Once you are ready to proceed, click Next.
The Software License Agreement screen appears.
9 Click Yes to continue.
The Setup Type screen appears, offering you a Typical or
Custom installation.
■
Typical—the program will be installed with the
most common options.
■
Custom—you can choose which components to
install. This choice allows you to download and view
the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
Administrator’s Guide.
Installing the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software
from a login script is not supported.
10 Select Custom Installation to install the
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software and to
download the user guide to your computer’s hard
drive. Click Next to continue.
The Select Components screen appears, allowing you to
choose the components to be installed.
11 Select both components: DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption Software and Admin Documentation.
Click Next.
The DynamicAccess LAN encryption software screen appears.
12 Verify that the displayed destination folder is correct
for installation on your computer. Use the Browse
button if necessary to change the destination folder.
Once the appropriate destination folder is displayed,
click Next.
The Start Copying Files screen appears, displaying the
components that will be installed.
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13 Verify that the displayed components are correct for
installation on your computer and click Next.
The system copies files from the EtherCD to the destination
location, sets up the registry, builds drivers, and updates
bindings.
After you have successfully installed the DynamicAccess
LAN Encryption client, the physical adapters (NICs) and
upper level protocols (TCP/IP, IPX, etc.) in your computer
bind to the virtual adapters created by the DynamicAccess
LAN Encryption software. The bindings of the upper level
protocols to the physical adapters are removed and
replaced with bindings to the virtual adapters.
Follow the rest of the setup wizard instructions to install
the software properly.
If you see “version conflict” messages, click Cancel to
continue.
When prompted to reboot, click Yes to continue.
If you see “Winsock 2 setup” error messages, reboot the
system and re-start the 3Com LAN Encryption installation.
If prompted to insert the Windows 98 CD, insert it so that
certain Windows files can be copied. (Prompting for the
Windows CD depends on your PC configuration.) Follow
the displayed prompts.
The setup program continues once the appropriate
Windows files have been located and copied to the
appropriate Windows folders.
The Setup Complete dialog box appears.
14 Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and
click Finish to restart your computer.
If you have not yet created one or more connection
profiles, you will be prompted to use the DynamicAccess
LAN Client dialog box to create the profiles. See the
“Creating a Connection Profile” topic in the administrator’s
guide for more information.
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During installation, the policy files tssecmap.cfg and
tssecdes.cfg are automatically copied from the EtherCD to
your PC. See the “3Com LAN Encryption Secure Network
Map File (tssecmap.cfg)” topic and the “Security Level
Definition File (tssecdes.cfg)” topic in the administrator’s
guide for more information.
To use the Certificate Authentication mode, copy the
entrust.ini file to the Windows directory on the client
computer and then restart the PC. You can find a sample of
the entrust.ini file on the EtherCD. See “Adding the Entrust
File.”
Adding the Entrust File
If you select certificates as your form of authentication, you
must add the entrust.ini file to your Windows directory.
This file points to the Entrust CA server and to the X.500
server (which stores certificates). It also lists the path to the
directory containing the user's Entrust profiles
(DynamicAccess LAN Encryption creates this directory as
part of the installation process, and when storing a newly
created certificate).
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software supports the
Entrust Certificate Authority. If you do not have Entrust on
your network, users must use shared-secret
authentication. To take full advantage of Entrust/PKI
security and key management features, you must install
the Entrust/Entelligence product on the DynamicAccess
LAN Encryption client computer. For more information on
Entrust/Entelligence and Entrust/PKI, or to contact a
representative, go to the Entrust Technologies World
Wide Web site: http://www.entrust.com.
The Entrust/Manager software stores the entrust.ini file in the
Entrust directory on the Entrust CA server. You can find a
copy of the entrust.ini file on the EtherCD. After installing the
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software, before rebooting
the system, manually copy the entrust.ini file to the Windows
directory on the client computer, and then reboot.
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Starting DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
You start the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software by
choosing a secure profile.
1 Right-click the padlock icon in the taskbar to see the
secure profiles on your system.
2 Select the secure profile you want to use from
the list.
■
If your organization is set up to use certificates to
authenticate the users on the network, you are
prompted to provide your user name and password.
Find your name in the User File list and provide your
password in this dialog box.
■
If your organization is not using certificates to
authenticate users, you are prompted to provide the
shared secret for the connection. A shared secret
must be agreed upon between you and the system
to which you are connecting to secure the data
communication.
3 To switch to a different secure profile, right-click the
padlock icon in the taskbar and select a different
profile. The profile in use displays a check mark next
to it.
You will be prompted to enter your user name and
password for certificate authorization, or provide a shared
secret when you switch to a different secure profile.
For further information, view the online DynamicAccess
LAN Encryption Software Administrator’s Guide, as
described in the next section.
Viewing the Administrator’s Guide Online
The EtherCD containing the DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption software also contains an online software
administrator’s guide in WebHelp format. You can view the
guide with the following recommended Internet browsers,
which are freely available on the Internet or from the
manufacturer on CD:
■
Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 4 or later
■
Netscape Navigator Version 4.03 or later
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Once you have installed the DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
software and downloaded the DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption Software Administrator’s Guide to your
computer’s hard drive, you can view the guide online
by following these steps:
1 Click the Start button in the taskbar on your
Windows desktop.
2 Select Programs.
3 Select 3Com.
4 Select DynamicAccess LAN Encryption Software
Admin Guide.
Uninstalling LAN Encryption Software
To uninstall DynamicAccess LAN Encryption software from
a Windows 95/98 computer, follow these steps:
1 Click the Start button in the taskbar on your
Windows desktop.
2 Select Settings.
3 Select Control Panel.
4 Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
The Add/Remove Program Properties screen appears.
5 In the Install/Uninstall tab, select DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption Software.
6 Click the Add/Remove button.
The Confirm File Deletion dialog box appears, asking you
to verify that you want to delete DynamicAccess LAN
Encryption Software.
Click Yes.
INSTALLING NETWARE CLIENT
AND SERVER DRIVERS
5
Overview
This chapter describes how to install server drivers for
Novell NetWare versions 3.12, 4.11, and 5.0.
To obtain the latest shipping version of a driver, go to:
http://www.3com.com/
Installing and Configuring the NetWare Server Driver
This section describes how to install the NetWare driver on
a Novell server running NetWare 3.12, 4.11, or 5.0. The
\NWSERVER directory contains the network driver file
(3C99X.LAN) to be used for servers running NetWare 3.12,
4.11, or 5.0. Additional files (NetWare Loadable Modules
[NLMs]) that are required for servers running NetWare are
on the EtherCD in the \NWSERVER directory, or they can
be obtained from Novell.
Using the Latest Support Packs
The 3CR990 NIC does not support NetWare 3.11 or
4.0x servers. The 3CR990 NIC does not support
NetWare 3.12 or 4.11 servers that are not updated to the
latest Novell Support Pack. NetWare 3.12 does not support
3CR990 NIC load balancing/failover or TCP/IP checksum
offload/hardware checksumming.
CAUTION: If you plan to form load balancing/failover
groups using NetWare 4.11 or 5.0, do not enable TCP/IP
checksum offload for the 3CR990 NIC driver.
Use the following support packs to achieve best results
with the network driver.
NetWare Version
Required Support Pack
3.12
Latest patch files.
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NetWare Version
Required Support Pack (continued)
4.11
Support Pack 6 or later for all types of
operation.
Support Pack 7 or higher is required for
proper operation of the failover mechanism
for the 3CR990 server NIC.
5.0
Support Pack 2 or later
The required support pack must be loaded before you
install the driver for the 3CR990 NIC.
You can obtain the latest support packs from the Novell
World Wide Web site:
http://www.support.novell.com
Obtaining NetWare Loadable Modules
You can obtain current NLMs for the NetWare servers listed
in the table below from the from the \NWSERVER directory
on the EtherCD, or from the Novell World Wide Web site:
http://www.support.novell.com
NetWare Server
NLM Name
NetWare 3.12
ETHERTSM.NLM
MSM31X.NLM
NBI31X.NLM
NetWare 4.11, 5.0
ETHERTSM.NLM
TCPIP.NLM
NBI.NLM
MSM.NLM
To upgrade the NetWare driver for a NetWare server, you
must create installation diskettes from the EtherCD that
accompanied this product. Use these diskettes to install
the Netware server driver. See Creating Installation
Diskettes on page 30.
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Server Software Installation Requirements
Before you install software, you may want to verify
that the installed NICs are functional or change their
configuration settings by running DOS diagnostics. Use
the 3C99XCFG.EXE program located on the EtherCD.
The instructions in this section demonstrate the
fundamentals of setting up a sample server configuration.
Setting up your own configuration may require a slightly
different sequence of tasks and different numbers of NICs.
If you are installing the software during the installation of
the network operating system, see Installing a 3Com NIC
While Installing the NOS on page 167.
For a list of installation requirements, see Installation
Requirements on page 28.
Netware Packet Receive Buffers
Follow these guidelines for NetWare 4.11 and 5.0:
The driver requires 200 packet receive buffers for each
installed NIC. You must increase the minimum and
maximum packet receive buffers values by 200 for
each installed NIC. For example, if you install two NICs,
increase the parameters in the STARTUP.NCF file by
400 as follows:
Before installing
NICs
SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 1000
After installing
two NICs
SET MINIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 1400
SET MAXIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 2500
SET MAXIMUM PACKET RECEIVE BUFFERS = 2900
Slot Numbers for Multiple NICs
If you are installing more than one NIC on a server, you
must know which NIC corresponds to a given PCI slot to
connect a cable from the NIC to the appropriate port on
the hub or switch. You can correlate slots with physical
NICs by the NIC MAC addresses. (The MAC address is
written on a bar code label on the top component side
of the NIC.)
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Obtaining Slot Numbers
The NetWare driver installation program requires you to
enter a PCI slot number for each NIC. In older versions of
NetWare software, the term slot number referred to the
physical slot in which the NIC was installed in the server.
Now, the slot number is a combination of the bus number,
bus type, and the physical slot number. The value of a slot
number can be 10001 or larger.
Follow this procedure to obtain slot numbers for a
multi-NIC installation:
1 Install only one 3CR990 NIC, as described in Installing
and Connecting the NIC on page 34.
2 Follow the installation instructions in this chapter to
load the EtherCD, copy the driver, and load the driver.
You need not specify a slot number when only one NIC
is installed.
3 In the NetWare Console, issue a CONFIG command.
4 Write down the slot number that is listed for the
installed NIC.
5 Install the second 3CR990 NIC.
6 Follow the installation instructions in this chapter to
install the driver on the second NIC.
Each time you load the driver, the CONFIG command
displays the slot numbers for all the 3CR990 NICs in
the system.
Installing the NetWare 3.12 Server Driver
To install the driver in a NetWare 3.12 server:
1 Copy the MSM31X.NLM, ETHERTSM.NLM, and
NBI31.NLM files from the \NWSERVER directory on
the EtherCD to the directory on your hard drive
where other NLM files are located.
Copy the NLM files only if the versions existing on
the server are older than the versions supplied on
the EtherCD.
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The NLM file location is typically in the sys:system directory.
You need a NetWare client system to copy the NLM files to
the server.
2 Copy the LAN driver file (3C99X.LAN) from the
EtherCD to the same directory.
3 Add the following two lines to the AUTOEXEC.NCF file:
load sys:\system\3c99x.lan slot=<slot>
NAME=<name> FRAME=<frametype>
bind ipx to <name> net=<number>
If you copy the NLM files to a different directory, you must
specify the path in the preceding LOAD statement.
4 Save and exit the file, and then reboot the server.
Installing the Server Driver for NetWare 4.11 and 5.0
Using INETCFG
To install the driver in a NetWare 4.11or 5.0 server:
1 Copy the MSM.NLM, ETHERTSM.NLM, and NBI.NLM
files from the \NWSERVER directory on the EtherCD
to the directory on your hard drive where other NLM
files are located.
Copy the NLM files only if the versions existing on the
server are older than the versions supplied on the
EtherCD.
CAUTION: You can configure load balancing only
through the command line interface or by manually
updating the AUTOEXEC.NCF file. You cannot have load
balancing automatically configured by INETCFG.SYS.
The NLM file location is typically in the sys:system directory.
You need a NetWare client system to copy the NLM files to
the server.
2 Insert installation diskette 2 in drive A.
3 At the server prompt, type:
load inetcfg
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4 Press Enter.
The Internetworking Configuration screen appears.
5 In the displayed menu, select Boards, and then
press Enter.
6 Press Insert.
A list of currently installed drivers appears.
7 Press Insert again.
The New Driver dialog box appears.
8 Specify the directory:
a:\nwserver\3c99x.lan
9 Press Enter.
An updated list of installed drivers appears.
10 Select 3C99x, and then press Enter.
You are prompted to name the NIC, for example: 3c99x_1.
11 Type the name of the NIC and press Enter.
You are prompted for the slot number. For information on
how to verify the slot number, see Verifying the PCI Slot
Number on page 99.
12 Enter the slot number, and then press Enter.
13 Press Esc, Enter (to save), and then Esc.
The Internetworking Configuration screen appears.
14 Select Bindings, and then press Enter.
The configured protocols for installed NICs appears.
(This list will be empty if no protocols are currently
bound to the NIC.)
15 Press Insert.
The Select From the List of Configured Protocols screen
appears.
For NetWare 5.0:
■
The default To a Network Interface is selected.
Press Enter.
The Select a Configured Network Interface
screen appears.
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Select the board. For example, enter: 3c99x_1, and
then press Enter.
16 When prompted, enter the network number, and
then press Enter.
17 In the Frame Type field, press Enter to display a list of
frames, choose a frame, and press Enter.
18 Press Esc.
You are prompted to save the changes.
19 Press Enter to save the changes.
The configured Protocol to Network Interface Bindings
screen appears.
20 Press Esc to Exit.
The main menu appears.
■
■
NetWare 4.11: Restart the server.
NetWare 5.0:
■
Select Reinitialize System.
■
Press Enter to reinitialize.
Press Esc to exit from the program.
Installing the Server Driver and DynamicAccess Technology
Using AUTOEXEC.NCF
You can also install the server driver by editing (or adding
new) LOAD commands in the AUTOEXEC.NCF file.
With NetWare installed and the server up and running,
complete the following steps to install and configure the
driver and DynamicAccess technology server features on a
NetWare file server.
In NetWare screens, use the arrow keys to select an item
and then press Enter.
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Loading the 3Com EtherCD
NetWare 4.11
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and enter
these commands:
load cdrom
cd mount 3C99XC_TXM
NetWare 5.0
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and enter this
command:
load cdrom
Wait for the message that states the CD is
mounted successfully, and then proceed to copy
the driver.
Copying the Driver
1 Enter this command at the prompt:
NetWare 4.11: load install
NetWare 5.0: load nwconfig
2 In the Configuration Options screen, select
Driver options.
3 In the Driver Options screen, select
Configure network drivers.
4 In the Additional Driver Actions screen, select
Select a driver.
The Select a Driver screen appears, listing all previously
saved drivers in the system.
If this is the first installation of the 3Com server NIC driver,
it does not appear in this list.
5 Press Insert.
A system message for selecting a disk drive appears.
6 Press F3.
7 Enter a path to the volume that contains the driver.
For example:
3C99XC_TXM:\nwserver
The Select a Driver to Install screen appears with the 3Com
EtherLink Server NIC driver name highlighted.
8 Press Enter to select the driver.
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9 Select Yes at the prompt to confirm the name of the
driver to copy.
The installation program copies the driver to the appropriate
server subdirectory. The Configuration screen appears.
Specifying the Slot Number
You need not specify the slot number if you are installing
only one NIC.
1 In the Configuration screen, select Slot Number.
2 Enter the slot number of the NIC that you want to
install. For example:
10001
See Changing NetWare Driver Configuration Parameters on
page 103 for instructions on changing other parameters in
this screen.
Loading the Driver
1 Select Save parameters and load driver.
The installation program loads the configured driver and
then writes the appropriate LOAD and BIND commands to
the AUTOEXEC.NCF file.
The system assigns a network number.
2 Enter a network number, or press Enter to select the
system-assigned number.
If no errors are encountered, the installation program asks
whether you want to select an additional network driver.
3 Select Yes to set up another NIC.
Setting Up Another NIC
1 Follow the prompts for another NIC:
■
Select the driver
■
Enter the slot number
■
Save parameters and load the driver
2 Repeat the process for all NICs to be set up.
3 After all NICs are set up, press Esc several times to
return to the Installation Options screen.
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Installing Multiple Server NICs
To support more than one NIC in a NetWare server, change
the AUTOEXEC.NCF file to the following format:
load 3C99X.LAN slot=<slot1> NAME=<name1>
FRAME=<frametype1>
bind ipx to <name1> net=<net1>
load 3C99X.LAN slot=<slot2> NAME=<name2>
FRAME=<frametype2>
bind ipx to <name2> net=<net2>
The values <slot1> and <slot2> are the numbers of
the PCI slots in which the NICs are physically installed.
To view the numbers of these PCI slots, use the
3Com Configuration and Diagnostic program for DOS.
See Verifying the PCI Slot Number on page 99
for instructions.
The values <name1> and <name2> are unique names
assigned to each NIC by your system administrator. The
values <name1> and <name 2> must be different.
The frame parameters <frametype1> and <frametype2>
can be one of the following:
■
Ethernet_802.2
■
Ethernet_802.3
■
Ethernet_II
■
Ethernet_SNAP
Make sure that the frametype for the server and the
workstation is the same. For example, if the server
uses Ethernet_802.2, the workstation must also use
Ethernet_802.2.
The values <net1> and <net2> are unique numbers
assigned by the system administrator to each NIC. Make
sure that <net1> and <net2> are different numbers.
See the appropriate Novell NetWare manuals for
further information.
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Verifying the PCI Slot Number
To verify the PCI slot number in which a NIC is installed:
1 Boot the NetWare server with the -na option.
This prevents the AUTOEXEC.NCF file from loading. For
example, enter:
server -na
2 Issue the load command for the NIC LAN driver
without a slot parameter.
For example, enter:
load sys:\system\3C99X.lan
3 NetWare lists the valid slot number(s) for the NIC,
depending on how many NICs are installed. The
values appearing in the list are the slot values that
you should use.
Example:
After you issue the command, a message appears. At the
end of the message, additional text similar to the following
appears:
Total of 2 3C99x PCI adapter card(s) found.
Supported slot values are 2,3.
Slot:2
Installing Server Features
Two drivers are associated with DynamicAccess technology
server features under NetWare: SE and LBRSL.
1 From the Configuration Options screen select
Product options.
2 Select Install a product not listed.
The following message appears:
Product will be installed from A:\. If you are
installing from floppy, insert the first
diskette of the product you want to install
into the drive and verify that the path above
is correct.
Press <F3> to specify a different path;
Press <ENTER> to continue.
3 Press F3.
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4 Enter this command:
3C99xC_TXM:\nwserver
The following message appears:
Product “3Com DynamicAccess Server Features”
was found. Verify that this is the product you
want to install before proceeding.
Press <ENTER> to continue.
Press <ESC> to abort installation.
5 Press Enter.
The system copies the DynamicAccess technology server
features software to the SYS volume.
Configuring Groups
1 Press Esc to return to the Installation Options screen.
2 From the Configuration Options screen, select
NCF files options (create/edit server startup files)
3 Select Edit AUTOEXEC.NCF file.
4 Make the following changes to the AUTOEXEC.NCF
file:
a Add a command to load the SE and LBRSL drivers before
any commands to load LAN drivers. For example:
load se
load lbrsl
CAUTION: Do not set Novell’s Load Balance Local
LAN=ON when using SE and LIBRSL (the 3Com Load
Balancing suite).
b Add or verify the LOAD commands for the LAN drivers
for all slot-frame instances.
c For each Load Balancing/RSL group, load the same
protocols and frame types on the primary and all
secondary NICs.
d On the primary NIC only, bind a protocol to each
slot-frame instance.
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e Remove any protocol BIND commands from each
secondary NIC.
f For each group, add an LBRSL GROUP command to
group the primary and secondary NICs together. There
can be only one LBRSL GROUP command per group,
and it must list the primary and all secondary NICs. Place
this command after the LAN driver LOAD commands or
the SYS:ETC\INITSYS.NCF command. To specify a load
balancing group with resilient server links, use the LB
option. To specify a resilient server link group without
load balancing, use the RSL option.
CAUTION: If you are connecting the 3CR990 NIC to a
spanning tree-enabled hub or switch, it is possible that
the link may drop during load/reset. To avoid this
potential problem, avoid creating the load balancing
group in the AUTOEXEC.NCF file and comment out the
LBRSL GROUP/BIND LB <slot 1><slot 2> line. Wait a
couple of minutes until one of the clients connected to
the server is able to “see” the server. Then use the
command prompt on the server console screen to enter
the command shown above to form the load balancing
group.
For the LBRSL GROUP command syntax, see Server
Feature Commands on page 108.
For more information on maintaining the group
configuration, see Maintaining Groups on page 104.
5 Save the AUTOEXEC.NCF file and return to the server
prompt.
The sample AUTOEXEC.NCF file in Figure 6 shows a group
of two NICs. The primary NIC in slot 10001 is bound to a
secondary NIC in slot 10002.
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Figure 6 AUTOEXEC.NCF File for One Group of Two NICs
load se
load lbrsl
;Define primary NIC slot-frame instances
load 3c990 slot=10001 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p1_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10001 frame=ethernet_ii name=p1_ii
;Define secondary NIC slot-frame instances
load 3c990 slot=10002 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p2_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10002 frame=ethernet_ii name=p2_ii
;Bind protocols to primary NIC
bind ipx to p1_802.2 net=FF02
bind ip to p1_ii address=192.1.1.1 mask=ff.ff.ff.00
;Create a group with NIC 10001 primary and NIC 10002 secondary
lbrsl group lb 10001 10002
;To create a resilient server link group without load balancing (for
;use with NICs from manufacturers other than 3Com) use the rsl option:
;lbrsl group rsl 10001 10002
Verifying the Installation and Configuration
To verify that the driver has been properly loaded on the
NetWare server, perform the following procedure:
1 At the system prompt, enter:
load monitor
The NetWare Monitor screen appears.
2 From the Available Options menu, select
LAN/WAN Drivers.
The Available LAN Driver menu appears. If the driver has been
properly loaded, the driver and frame types associated with
the driver appear on this menu.
3 Select a driver to view its associated statistics.
A functioning driver displays packets being sent and
received.
To verify that the server is communicating over the
network, complete the following procedure:
1 Set up a NetWare client on a LAN supported by the
server to be tested.
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2 Log in or map to the server.
If you cannot log in or map to the server, the link is
not functional.
If the link is functional, the following message appears:
Link integrity test for primary
slot #XXXXX passed.
Changing NetWare Driver Configuration Parameters
You can change server configuration parameters using
the NetWare installation program Configuration screen.
The following table lists the parameters shown on the
Configuration screen. Default values are shown in
uppercase text.
Table 2 NetWare Installation Program Configuration Parameters
Parameter
Range of Values
Description
Slot Number
All PCI slot numbers valid
to the system
Represents the PCI slot number of
the physical NIC to be configured.
Node Address
Default is factory-assigned Leave blank to use
MAC address.
factory-assigned default.
ENABLE_CHKSUM Enable
DISABLE
NetWare 5.0 only. Enter the
parameter on the load line to
enable TCP/IP checksum offload.
Do not enable TCP/IP checksum
offload if you plan to form load
balancing/failover groups.
SHD_LEVEL
None
Basic
ENHANCED
Basic + Enhanced
Basic—Monitors levels for the
following self-healing driver
conditions: firmware heartbeat,
interrupt availability, recoverable
transmit and receive errors (CRC,
transmit underruns, receive
overruns, collisions, jabbers).
Enhanced—Monitors DMA stalls
and hardware errors.
VERBOSE
Enable
DISABLE
Enables driver warning and error
messages.
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Maintaining Groups
DynamicAccess technology server features allow you to
configure load balancing groups. The load balancing
features are described in Advanced Server Features on
page 17.
The following DynamicAccess technology server features
are available for NIC groups in NetWare:
■
load balancing
■
RSL failover
The examples in this section illustrate typical actions you
might take in the course of maintaining a DynamicAccess
server configuration under NetWare. They show how to
add NICs and groups to a server where DynamicAccess
technology server features are already installed and
configured.
Two drivers are associated with DynamicAccess technology
server features in NetWare: SE and LBRSL.
Planning the Configuration
■
Plan the cable changes required to connect each
primary NIC and all secondary NICs to the same
network segment.
■
For optimum failover performance, turn the spanning
tree feature off at switches that are connected directly
to the server. If the spanning tree feature must be
turned on, a failover may be delayed up to 30 seconds
while the switch processes the spanning tree algorithm.
■
Decide which NICs are to be part of each group. Each
group must include at least two NICs.
■
Decide whether you want to use a foreign NIC in one of
the groups.
One foreign NIC (one that is not a 3CR990 NIC) is
allowed in one group per server.
■
Decide which NIC is to be the primary NIC in
each group.
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■
■
■
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Decide whether groups are to perform load balancing:
■
Load balancing groups provide failover and share
the network load.
■
Resilient server link groups provide failover, but do
not share the network load.
■
If you plan to form load balancing/failover groups,
do not enable TCP/IP checksum offload.
To use bidirectional load balancing, you must assign a
dedicated IP address for each load balancing group. This
address must be unique (not used elsewhere on the
network).
Obtain the slot numbers of the NICs. You need these
numbers if you are installing more than one NIC. See
Obtaining Slot Numbers on page 92 for instructions.
Adding a Secondary NIC to a Group
1 Install the new secondary NIC.
Follow the procedures in Installing and Connecting the NIC
on page 34.
Connect the new secondary NIC to the network that is
used by the group.
2 Make the following changes to the AUTOEXEC.NCF
file:
■
Add or verify the LOAD commands for the LAN
drivers for all slot-frame instances.
■
Load the same protocols and frame types on the
new secondary NIC.
■
Add the slot number of the new secondary NIC to
the LBRSL GROUP command.
3 Reboot the server.
The sample AUTOEXEC.NCF file in the following figure
shows a group of three NICs. The primary NIC in slot 10001
is bound to two secondary NICs in slot 10002 and
slot 10003.
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Figure 7 AUTOEXEC.NCF File for One Group of Three NICs
load se
load lbrsl
;Define primary NIC slot-frame instances
load 3c990 slot=10001 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p1_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10001 frame=ethernet_ii name=p1_ii
;Define secondary NIC
load 3c990 slot=10002
load 3c990 slot=10002
load 3c990 slot=10003
load 3c990 slot=10003
slot-frame instances
frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p2_802.2
frame=ethernet_ii name=p2_ii
frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p3_802.2
frame=ethernet_ii name=p3_ii
;Bind protocols to primary NIC
bind ipx to p1_802.2 net=FF02
bind ip to p1_ii address=192.1.1.1 mask=ff.ff.ff.00
;Create a group with NIC 10001 primary and NICs 10002 and 1003 secondary
lbrsl group lb 10001 10002 10003
;To create a resilient server link group without load balancing (for
;use with NICs from manufacturers other than 3Com) use the rsl option:
;lbrsl group rsl 10001 10002 10003
Adding a Group
1 Install the NICs.
Follow the procedures in Installing and Connecting the NIC
on page 34.
Connect all NICs in the group to the same network.
2 Make the following changes to the AUTOEXEC.NCF
file:
■
Add or verify the LOAD commands for the LAN
drivers for all slot-frame instances.
■
In each group, load the same protocols and frame
types on the primary and all secondary NICs.
■
On the primary NIC only, bind a protocol to each
slot-frame instance.
■
Remove any BIND commands from each secondary
NIC.
■
For each group, add an LBRSL GROUP command to
bind the primary and secondary NICs together. There
can be only one LBRSL GROUP command per group,
and it must list the primary and all secondary NICs.
Place this command after the LAN driver LOAD
commands or the SYS:ETC\INITSYS.NCF command.
To specify a load balancing group with resilient
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server links, use the LB option. To specify a resilient
server link group without load balancing, use the
RSL option.
For the LBRSL GROUP command syntax, see Server
Feature Commands on page 108.
3 Reboot the server.
The sample AUTOEXEC.NCF file in Figure 8 shows one
group of three NICs and one group of two NICs. The
primary NIC in slot 10001 is bound to two secondary NICs
in slot 10002 and slot 10003. The primary NIC in slot
10004 is bound to the secondary NIC in slot 10005.
Figure 8 AUTOEXEC.NCF File for Two Groups of NICs
load se
load lbrsl
;Define Group 1 primary NIC slot-frame instances
load 3c990 slot=10001 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p1_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10001 frame=ethernet_ii name=p1_ii
;Define Group 1 secondary NIC slot-frame instances
load 3c990 slot=10002 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p2_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10002 frame=ethernet_ii name=p2_ii
load 3c990 slot=10003 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p3_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10003 frame=ethernet_ii name=p3_ii
;Define Group 2 primary NIC slot-frame instances
load 3c990 slot=10004 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p4_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10004 frame=ethernet_ii name=p4_ii
;Define Group 2 secondary NIC slot-frame instances
load 3c990 slot=10005 frame=ethernet_802.2 name=p5_802.2
load 3c990 slot=10005 frame=ethernet_ii name=p5_ii
;Bind protocols to primary NICs
bind ipx to p1_802.2 net=FF02
bind ip to p1_ii address=192.1.1.1 mask=ff.ff.ff.00
bind ipx to p4_802.2 net=FF04
bind ip to p4_ii address=192.1.2.1 mask=ff.ff.ff.00
;Create Group 1 with NIC 10001 primary
;and NICs 10002 and 10003 secondary
lbrsl group lb 10001 10002 10003
;Create Group 2 with NIC 10004 primary
;and NIC 10005 secondary
lbrsl group lb 10004 10005
;To create resilient server link groups without load balancing
;use the rsl option:
;lbrsl group rsl 10001 10002 10003
;lbrsl group rsl 10004 10005
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Server Feature Commands
DynamicAccess server feature commands for NetWare can
be used to create sophisticated configurations of groups
and for troubleshooting. You can enter them at the
NetWare command line or add them to the appropriate
NCF file. The commands are summarized below.
As shown in the examples, all commands are preceded by
the keyword lbrsl.
group
This command creates groups from specified slot
parameters for primary and secondary NICs.
Syntax
lbrsl group lb addr RxIPAddr pri_slot
sec_slot [sec_slot ...]
lbrsl group rsl pri_slot sec_slot
[sec_slot...]
where:
lb specifies a load balancing group.
rsl specifies a resilient server link group.
RxIPAddr is a dedicated IP address for the load balancing
group
pri_slot is the PCI slot number of the primary NIC.
sec_slot is the PCI slot number of a secondary NIC.
Example
lbrsl group lb addr 192.1.1.100 10001
10002
lbrsl group rsl 10001 10002
Default
None
display status
This command displays information about all groups, or if a
primary slot parameter is specified, only about the specified
group. A separate message is displayed for each loaded
frame type. Board numbers are also displayed. Information
about the relationship between the board numbers and the
frame types is shown in the NetWare 5 Console Monitor.
On the Available Options screen, select LAN/WAN drivers
for this information.
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lbrsl display status [pri_slot]
where:
pri_slot is the PCI slot number of the primary NIC in the
group for which information is to be displayed. If this
parameter is not specified, information for all groups is
displayed. An example of the type of information
displayed follows:
Group NNN (LB group)
Primary board id: Original NNN, Current NNN
Load balancing on incoming IP packets: Enabled; IP Rx
Addr: NN.NN.NN.NN
Primary node address: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
Timeout values in seconds: send NNN, receive NNN,
wait NNN, link NNN
Probe Interval: NNN seconds
Slot number NNN (Active), Node Address:
XXX:XXX:XXX:XXX:XXX:XXX
Example
lbrsl display status 10001
help
This command displays the syntax for the DynamicAccess
server features commands.
Syntax
lbrsl help
link timeout
When a group is being created, the software waits the
number of seconds specified by this command for the
link/topology check to finish and then displays timeout
information.
Syntax
lbrsl link timeout seconds
where:
seconds is the time in seconds.
Example
lbrsl link timeout 10
Default
5
probe interval
This command sets the probe packet interval. If no
argument is specified or the specified argument is invalid,
the current value is displayed. Otherwise, the new value
is displayed.
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Syntax
lbrsl probe interval seconds
where seconds is the interval in seconds.
Example
lbrsl set probe interval 1
Default
1 second
If the delay is longer than 1 second, NIC or link failures
are not recognized as quickly.
receive timeout
This command sets the receive timeout individually for each
group and displays a message for each loaded frame type.
Syntax
lbrsl receive timeout pri_slot
seconds
where:
pri_slot is the PCI slot number of the primary NIC.
seconds is the time in seconds
Example
lbrsl receive timeout 10001 1
Default
1 second
retry count
This command sets the number of retries that the software
attempts when a probe packet fails to appear at the receive
end. After the retries, the software puts the board in Wait
mode. If no argument is specified or the specified argument
is invalid, the current value is displayed. Otherwise, the new
value is displayed.
Syntax
lbrsl retry count number_of_retries
where:
number_of_retries is any positive integer
Example
lbrsl retry count 2
Default
5
send timeout
This command sets the timeout value, in seconds, that
the software waits before retransmitting a probe packet
when a send request to the link support layer (LSL) is not
acknowledged. A message is displayed for each loaded
frame type.
Maintaining Groups
Syntax
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lbrsl send timeout pri_slot seconds
where:
pri_slot is the PCI slot number of the primary NIC.
seconds is the time in seconds.
Example
lbrsl send timeout 1001 10
Default
10
ungroup
This command deletes a group. The LAN driver for the
group must not be loaded. The following message appears
for all frame types that the NIC supports:
Cleaning up resources for group associated with
Primary Slot #xxxx.
Syntax
lbrsl ungroup pri_slot
where:
pri_slot is the PCI slot number of the primary NIC.
Example
lbrsl ungroup 10001
Default
None
wait timeout
This command sets the timeout value, in seconds, that the
software waits before marking a NIC that is in wait mode
as failed (see retry count). If no argument is specified or
if the specified argument is invalid, the current value is
displayed. Otherwise, the new value is displayed.
Syntax
lbrsl wait timeout seconds
where:
seconds is any positive integer.
Example
lbrsl wait timeout 2
Default
1
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Troubleshooting a Group Configuration
Use the troubleshooting tips below to solve problems that
may occur in a group configuration.
To access a database of technical information that can
help you diagnose and solve NIC installation,
configuration, and upgrade problems, go to:
http://knowledgebase.3com.com
Table 3 Troubleshooting Groups In NetWare
Symptom
Tip
More than one non-3Com server NIC
has been detected in one or more
groups on this server.
You can use only one NIC that is not a
3Com server NIC in one 3Com load
balancing/RSL group per server. Check
the groups and remove all but one of
the non-3Com server NICs from the
groups.
6
CONFIGURING THE NIC
Overview
This chapter describes how to configure the NIC.
Before you change the NIC configuration settings, contact
your system administrator.
Default NIC Settings
The table below lists the configuration settings for the NIC.
The default setting is shown in uppercase in the Settings
column.
Option
Description
NetBoot ROM
Provides the ability to boot a PC over the
network. Enables or disables the Netboot ROM
(if a boot ROM is installed on the NIC).
Settings
■
ENABLED
■
Disabled
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Option
Description (continued)
Duplex
Determines if the NIC transmits data across
the network in both directions simultaneously
(full-duplex) or in one direction at a time
(half-duplex).
■
Auto Select allows the NIC to automatically
connect at the duplex mode of the connected
hub or switch. When you select this setting,
the Media Type is automatically set to
Auto Select.
■
Full-Duplex sets the NIC to operate in
full-duplex mode. To use this setting,
the switch that you are connected to must
support full-duplex. You must also
manually set the NIC Media Type setting.
■
Half-Duplex sets the NIC to operate in
half-duplex mode. You must also set the
NIC Media Type setting.
Note: If you are running Windows 2000,
changes made to the Duplex setting though
the 3Com NIC Diagnostics are not reflected in
the registry unless you also change the Media
Select property setting in Windows 2000:
1.In the Device Manager window,
double-click Network adapters.
2.Right-click the 3CR990 NIC and select
Properties.
3.Select the Advanced tab.
4.Select Media Select in the property list, and
make the appropriate setting change in the
Value list.
Settings
■
AUTO SELECT
■
Full-Duplex
■
Half-Duplex
Overview
Option
Description (continued)
Media Type
Determines the type of media your network is
using.
■
Auto Select allows the NIC to automatically
select the Media Type for you.
■
If you set the NIC Duplex setting to
Auto Select, the Media Type is
automatically set to Auto Select.
■
If you set the NIC Duplex setting manually,
you must set the Media Type setting
manually.
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Settings
■
AUTO SELECT
■
100BASE-TX
(100 Mbs)
■
10BASE-T
(10 Mbs)
■
ENABLED
■
Disabled
■
DISABLED
■
Enabled
■
Low
■
MEDIUM
■
High
■
Off
■
Information
■
Warning
■
Error
■
ALL
Note: If you are running Windows 2000,
changes made to the Media Type setting
though the 3Com NIC Diagnostics are not
reflected in the registry unless you also
change the Media Select property setting in
Windows 2000:
1.In the Device Manager window,
double-click Network adapters.
2.Right-click the 3CR990 NIC and select
Properties.
3.Select the Advanced tab.
4.Select Media Select in the property list, and
make the appropriate setting change in the
Value list.
Self Healing
Monitors firmware heartbeat and interrupt stalls,
and tries to automatically reset the NIC.
Also monitors link status and reports changes.
Self Healing
Enhanced
Checks for transmit/receive errors and tries to
recover.
Error Tolerance Specifies threshold levels fortransmit/receive
errors. An RSL failover or NIC reset occurs
when the threshold is exceeded during the
sampling period.
Alert Type
(Windows NT)
■
Low = 5 of each error category
■
Medium = 50 of each error category
■
High = 100 of each error category
Enabled alert types are reported to the
Windows System Events monitor.
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Configuration Methods
The NIC can be configured using any of the methods listed
in the table below.
This section describes how to configure the NIC using
the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program for Windows. For
instructions on using the other two methods, see the file
or section mentioned in the table.
Method
Description
3Com NIC
Diagnostics program
for Windows
Configure the NIC locally using
Windows 2000
the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program Windows NT 4.0
for Windows:
Windows 98, or
Windows 95
1 Make sure that the 3Com NIC
Requirement(s)
diagnostics program is installed.
See Installing the 3Com NIC
Diagnostics Program on page 50
for installation instructions. See
Using the 3Com NIC Diagnostics
Program on page 117 for usage
instructions.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then
3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
3Com Configuration
and Diagnostics
program for DOS
Configure the NIC locally using
the 3Com Configuration and
Diagnostics program for DOS:
1 Reboot the PC using a
DOS-bootable diskette.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the PC.
3 Enter at the DOS prompt:
d:\3c99xcfg.exe
See Using the 3Com DOS
Configuration Program on
page 118 for more information.
Customers running Japanese DOS
must switch to U.S. mode DOS
before running this program.
DOS or NetWare
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Method
Description
Requirement(s)
DMI 2.0 or 2.0s
Configure the NIC remotely using
the 3Com DMI Agent software.
3Com DMI Agent and
a DMI-compatible
browser or a network
management
application that
supports DMI 2.0
or 2.0s
See Installing the 3Com DMI Agent
on page 159 for more information.
Windows 2000
Advanced Tab
Configure the NIC locally as
Windows 2000
described in Changing
Windows 2000 Property Settings on
page 72.
Changing General NIC Configuration Settings
This section describes two NIC configuration methods.
Depending on your PC operating system, you can use one
of the following configuration programs:
■
3Com NIC Diagnostics Program—for PCs running
Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or
Windows 95.
■
3Com Configuration and Diagnostics Program
for DOS—for PCs running DOS and NetWare.
Using the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program
This section describes NIC configuration for PCs running
Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or
Windows 95.
Before you configure the NIC, make sure that:
■
The NIC is installed in the PC and is connected to
the network.
■
The network driver is installed.
■
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics program is installed.
To change the NIC general configuration settings, such as
network driver optimization, duplex mode, and media type:
1 Open the Windows Start menu.
2 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
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3 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears.
Click Help to obtain general information about the
function of a screen. To obtain specific information about
any topic on a screen, click the question mark (?) in the
upper right corner of the screen, move it over a topic, and
click once.
4 If your PC has more than one NIC installed, open the
Network Interface Card (NIC) list box and select the
NIC to be configured.
5 Click the Configuration tab.
The Configuration screen appears.
6 Under Network Parameter, select the setting to
be changed.
For a description of each setting, click the question mark (?)
in the upper right corner of the screen, move it over a
setting, and click once.
7 Open the Set Value list box and select a new value
from the list of available options.
Repeat the process to change any other configuration
setting.
To undo changes and return the settings to their previous
values, click Undo Changes.
To return the settings to the factory default settings, click
Set Factory Defaults.
8 Click OK to save the changes and exit the program.
For complete instructions on using the 3Com NIC
Diagnostics program, see Running NIC Diagnostics on
page 143.
Using the 3Com DOS Configuration Program
This section describes NIC configuration for computers
running DOS or NetWare.
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To run the DOS diagnostic program:
1 Boot to DOS (see note following), and then insert the
EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
If you do not have a DOS-bootable diskette, see Making a
DOS-Bootable Diskette on page 30 for instructions.
2 Enter the following at the DOS prompt:
d:\3c99xcfg.exe
where d:\ is the drive containing the EtherCD.
If multiple NICs are installed in the PC, select Select NIC on
the first screen to display a list of installed NICs. Use the
arrow keys to select the NIC that you want to configure
and press Enter.
3 Use the arrow keys to scroll the list and make a
selection. Press Enter.
On the Configuration screen, when you choose the Auto
Select setting for Media Type, the setting for Duplex is
automatically changed to Auto Select. Selecting Auto
Select for Duplex automatically changes the Media Type
setting to Auto Select.
Note that any configuration change you make through
the Windows 2000 Advanced tab overrides the same
configuration setting made through the 3Com NIC
(Windows) Diagnostic program or the 3Com DOS
Diagnostic program.
4 Continue this procedure for other options. For more
information on a specific option, select the option
and press F1.
Press Esc to return to a previous screen. If a secondary
window is open, press Esc to close the window.
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Configuring the Managed PC Boot Agent (MBA)
This section explains how to configure the Managed PC
Boot Agent (MBA) boot ROM to boot from the network.
For detailed information on using, configuring,
and troubleshooting the MBA boot ROM, see the
Managed PC Boot Agent User Guide, located with
the MBA software on the EtherCD.
Enabling or Disabling the Boot ROM Setting
The default NIC boot ROM setting is Disabled. This setting
must be enabled to boot from the network.
To enable or disable the NIC boot ROM setting:
1 Make sure that the NIC is installed and is connected
to the network and that the NIC driver is installed.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears.
5 Select the Configuration tab.
The Configuration screen appears.
6 Under Network Parameter, select NetBoot ROM.
7 Open the Set Value list box and select Enabled to
enable the boot ROM or Disabled to disable the
boot ROM.
8 Click OK to save the setting and exit the program.
Booting From the Network
The boot process for the MBA boot ROM varies depending
on the type of PC you have (BBS BIOS-compatible or
non-BBS BIOS-compatible).
If your PC was purchased recently, it may be BBS (BIOS Boot
Specification) BIOS-compatible. The BBS determines how
the system BIOS identifies boot devices in a PC (such as a
CD-ROM drive, a hard drive, or a floppy drive), allows the
user to select the boot order of these devices, and then
attempts to boot from each device in the specified order.
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Refer to your PC documentation if you do not know which
type of PC you have.
BBS BIOS-Compatible PCs
To enable a BBS BIOS-compatible PC to boot from the
network using the MBA boot ROM:
1 Make sure that the NIC boot ROM setting is Enabled.
See the previous section, Enabling or Disabling the Boot
ROM Setting, for instructions.
2 Set the MBA manually as the first boot device in the
PC BIOS.
Refer to your PC documentation for instructions on
accessing and configuring the PC BIOS.
3 Reboot the PC.
The MBA attempts to boot from the network using the
default boot method PXE.
CAUTION: For computers running Windows 98, boot
directly to DOS instead of restarting in MS-DOS mode
from Windows 98. The MBACFG.EXE program will not
work properly if you restart in MS-DOS mode with the
3CR990 NIC drivers loaded.
To change the default method or any other MBA
configurations, press Ctrl+Alt+B when the following
message appears:
Initializing MBA. Press Ctrl+Alt+B to
configure...
If the network boot fails, the following message appears:
Network boot aborted, press any key to continue
The BIOS continues to the next device in the boot order
(for example, the local hard drive).
To cancel the network boot, press Esc anytime during the
network boot process.
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Non-BBS BIOS-Compatible PCs
To enable a non-BBS BIOS-compatible PC to boot from the
network using the MBA boot ROM:
1 Make sure that the NIC boot ROM setting is Enabled.
See Enabling or Disabling the Boot ROM Setting on
page 120 for instructions.
2 Change the MBA default boot setting from Local
to Network.
To change the default boot setting or any other MBA
configurations, use the MBACFG utility or press Ctrl+Alt+B
when the following message appears:
Initializing MBA. Press Ctrl+Alt+B to
configure...
For more information on using, configuring,
and troubleshooting the MBA boot ROM, see the
Managed PC Boot Agent User Guide, located with
the MBA software on the EtherCD.
Disabling the 3Com Logo
To disable the 3Com logo that appears during startup:
1 Make sure that the NIC, the network driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears.
5 On the General screen, make sure that the check box
next to Show Bitmap on Startup is not selected.
6 Exit the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program.
CONFIGURING IP SECURITY
7
Overview
The EtherLink PCI NIC accelerates IP security (IPSec) data
encryption from supported operating systems that provide
this offload capability. This feature is currently available in
the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.
Data encryption is available for Windows 95 and
Windows 98 through DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
software provided on the EtherCD. See Data Encryption
on page 14 for more information.
IPSec consists of two parts:
■
encryption/decryption
■
authentication
To send or receive encrypted data in a PC running
Windows 2000 with an EtherLink PCI NIC installed,
you must first create a security policy, and then enable
encryption on the NIC. The security policy establishes
and defines how encrypted network traffic between
your PC and a specified server occurs.
Authentication enables the receiver to verify the sender of
a packet by adding key fields to a packet without altering
the packet data content.
The following table shows the available levels of encryption:
Encryption
Type
Encryption
Level
Description
AH
medium
Authentication only
ESP
high
Authentication and encryption
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Encryption
Type
Encryption
Level
Custom
varies
Description (continued)
This provides encryption and an extra
authentication that includes the IP header.
Custom allows you to select options for both AH
and ESP, such as MD%/SHA-1 and DES/3DES. And
you can select the rate at which new keys are
negotiated.
Microsoft uses IKE key exchange to renew keys
every x seconds or y bytes. However, this practice
is computationally very high in overhead. Some
users may set these values low and have frequent
key updates. Users more concerned with
performance will set these values higher.
For more information, see the Microsoft
documentation about creating IPSec flows.
Creating a Security Policy
The process you use to create and enable a security policy
will depend on your network environment requirements.
The following is an example of one approach to creating a
security policy.
You must complete all of the sequences in this section
to establish and enable a security policy for
transmitting and receiving encrypted data over the
network.
Defining the Console
This sequence establishes the Console and defines its
parameters.
To define the Console:
1 In the Windows taskbar, click Start, Programs,
Accessories, and then Command Prompt.
2 At the DOS prompt, type MMC and press Enter.
The Console1 screen appears.
3 In the menu click Console and then Add/Remove
Snap-in.
The Add/Remove Snap-in screen appears.
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4 Click Add.
The Add Standalone Snap-in screen appears.
5 Select IP Security Policy Management, and then
click Add.
The Select which computer this Snap-in will manage screen
appears.
6 Enable the Local computer option.
7 Click Finish, Close, and then OK.
Creating the Policy
This sequence creates and names the new security policy.
The Console1and Console Root screen appears with IP
Security Policies on Local Machine displayed in the list.
1 In the left pane, click IP Security Policies on
Local Machine.
2 Right-click inside the right pane below the list items.
3 From the pop-up menu, select Create IP Security Policy.
The IP Security Policy Wizard Starts.
4 Click Next.
The IP Security Policy Name screen appears.
5 Enter a name for the new security policy that you are
creating. You can enter a description to help you
identify this policy.
6 Click Next.
The Requests for Secure Communication screen appears.
7 Clear the Activate the default response rule
check box.
8 Click Next and then Finish.
A screen appears with the name of the new security policy
in the title bar.
9 Click Add.
The Security Rule Wizard starts.
10 Click Next.
The Tunnel Endpoint screen appears.
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11 Enable the default option This rule does not specify
a tunnel, and then click Next.
The Network Type screen appears.
12 Enable the default option All network connections,
and then click Next.
The Authentication Methods screen appears.
13 Enable the Use this string to protect the key
exchange (preshared key): option, type the
appropriate string text in the entry field, and then
click Next.
Creating a Filter
This sequence creates a filter for the policy.
The IP Filter List screen appears.
1 Click Add.
A new IP Filter List screen appears.
2 Enter a name for the filter, and then click Add.
The IP Filter Wizard starts.
3 Click Next.
The IP Traffic Source screen appears.
4 Click Next.
The IP Traffic Destination screen appears.
5 Select A Specific IP Address in the pull-down list.
The IP Address entry box appears on the IP Traffic
Destination screen.
6 Enter destination IP address, and then click Next.
The IP Protocol Type screen appears.
7 Accept the default, and then click Next.
8 Click Finish to close the IP Filter Wizard.
9 Click Close to close the IP Filter List screen.
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Binding the Filter
This sequence attaches the new filter to the policy.
The IP Filter List screen appears.
1 Enable the option for the new filter name and make
sure that the new filter name is selected.
2 Click Next.
Creating the Filter Action
This sequence defines how the filter acts on the policy.
The Filter Action screen appears.
1 Click Add.
The Filter Action Wizard starts.
2 Click Next.
The Filter Action Name screen appears.
3 Enter a name (for example: 3DES to the Server), and
then click Next.
The Filter Action General Options screen appears.
4 Accept the default, and then click Next.
The screen, Communicating with computers that do not
support IPsec, appears.
5 Accept the default value, and then click Next.
The IP Traffic Security screen appears.
6 Select Custom and then click Settings.
The Custom Security Method Settings screen appears.
7 Enable the Data integrity and encryption (ESP): check
box, and then make the appropriate selections in the
Integrity and algorithms list boxes.
8 Click OK, Next, and then Finish.
Binding the Filter Action
This sequence attaches the new filter action to the filter
and policy.
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The Filter Action screen appears.
1 Enable the filter action option and make sure that the
filter name is selected. (In this example, we used the
filter name: 3DES to the Server.)
2 Click Next, Finish, and then Close.
The newly created policy appears in the right pane of the
Console Root\IP Security Policies on Local Machine screen.
3 Exit this screen and, when prompted, save the new
policy information. Use a meaningful name for future
reference.
You can modify this security policy by double clicking the
icon that is created when you save the policy in the
previous step.
Enabling Encryption
An encryption policy must exist in the Console Root\IP
Security Policies on the Local Machine screen before you
can enable encryption on the 3CR990 NIC.
To enable encryption:
1 Right-click the desired policy icon in the right pane of
the screen.
2 Select Assign.
3 A green plus (+) symbol appears on the policy icon to
indicate that encryption is toggled on.
Disabling Encryption
An encryption policy must exist in the Console Root\IP
Security Policies on the Local Machine screen, and be
enabled, before you can disable encryption on the
3CR990 NIC.
To disable encryption:
1 Right-click the desired policy icon in the right pane of
the screen.
2 Select Un-assign.
The absence of a green plus (+) symbol on the policy icon
indicates that encryption is toggled off.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE NIC
8
Overview
This chapter describes procedures for locating problems
you might have with the EtherLink PCI NIC. It explains
how to:
■
Interpret the NIC LEDs.
■
Access 3Com support databases.
■
Troubleshoot NIC installation problems.
■
Troubleshoot NIC and network connection problems.
■
Troubleshoot Remote Wake-Up.
■
Remove the network driver.
To access a database of technical information that can
help you diagnose and solve NIC installation,
configuration, and upgrade problems, go to:
http://knowledgebase.3com.com
Interpreting the LEDs
The EtherLink PCI NICs have light-emitting diodes (LEDs),
as described in the following table, that can assist with
network troubleshooting. Three LEDs are located below the
cable connector. The LEDs operate as follows:
LED
State
Meaning
10 LNK
(link)
On
If drivers are installed, the 10BASE-T connection is active.
If drivers are not installed, the NIC is receiving power.
Off
Something is preventing the connection between the NIC and
the hub or switch.
Blinking The cable polarity is reversed. Try a different network cable or
contact the system administrator.
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LED
State
Meaning (continued)
100
LNK
(link)
On
If drivers are installed, the 100BASE-TX connection is active.
If drivers are not installed, the NIC is receiving power.
Off
Something is preventing the connection between the NIC and
the hub or switch.
Blinking The cable polarity is reversed. Try a different network cable or
contact the system administrator.
ACT
Blinking Network traffic is present.
(activity)
Steady Heavy network traffic is present.
Off
No network traffic is present.
If a LNK LED indicates a problem, check the following:
■
Ensure that the network hub or switch and the cable
connecting to the NIC comply with the specifications
appropriate for the network connection.
■
Ensure that the hub or switch is powered on.
Viewing the NIC LEDs in the Diagnostics Program
To view the LEDs in the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program:
1 Make sure that the NIC, the network driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
For instructions on using the 3Com NIC Diagnostics
program, see Running NIC Diagnostics on page 143.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears and
displays following LEDs:
Link—lights if there is a valid connection between the NIC
and the network.
Transmit—lights if the NIC is transmitting information.
Receive—lights if the NIC is receiving information.
Duplex—indicates if the NIC is transmitting data across the
network in half-duplex mode (half the LED lights), or in
full-duplex mode (the entire LED lights).
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Accessing 3Com Support Databases
In addition to the 3Com support databases listed in
this section, check the README.TXT files in the ENGLISH,
INSTALLS, and NWSERVER subdirectories and check the
Help text files located in the HELP directory on the EtherCD.
Accessing the 3Com Knowledgebase
To access a database of technical information that
can help you diagnose and solve NIC installation,
configuration, and upgrade problems, go to:
http://knowledgebase.3com.com
Accessing the 3Com NIC Help System
To access the 3Com NIC Help system:
1 Make sure that the NIC, its driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
See Installing the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program on
page 50 for instructions.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Select 3Com NIC Doctor Help.
The main Help screen appears.
5 Click Help Topics to display a list of Help topics or
click Find to search for a Help topic.
Accessing Release Notes and Frequently Asked Questions
To access release notes and frequently asked questions
about the NIC:
1 Make sure that the NIC, its driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
See Installing the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program on
page 50 for instructions.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears.
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5 Click the Support tab.
The Support screen appears.
6 Click Support Databases to display customer support
databases about the NIC in three categories:
Release notes—Display tips about installing and using
the NIC.
Frequently asked questions—Display common questions
asked by customers and answered by 3Com support
experts.
Knowledgebase topics—Display NIC compatibility topics.
Troubleshooting the NIC Installation
If you encounter any of the following problems or error
messages, follow the steps in Cleaning Up a Failed
Installation on page 132 to resolve the problem.
Problems/Error Messages
■
A red X or a A yellow exclamation point (!) appears by
the name of the NIC in the Windows Device Manager.
■
The Network Neighborhood icon does not appear on
the Windows desktop.
■
The NIC does not appear in the Network Configuration
or Properties window.
■
Error: “This device is not present, not working properly,
or does not have all of the driver installed. Code 22.”
■
Error: “Windows was unable to locate a driver for
this device.”
■
Error: “You have selected a plug and play adapter.
Please turn off your machine an install the adapter.
Then turn on your machine and reinstall.”
Cleaning Up a Failed Installation
If the network driver installation failed, follow the steps
below to clean up your system and install the NIC correctly.
This procedure:
■
Removes all 3CR990 NICs from your system.
■
Removes the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program.
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Installs the latest network driver.
You can reinstall the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program after
completing this procedure. See Installing the 3Com NIC
Diagnostics Program on page 50 for instructions.
1 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
2 Click Drivers, and then click Utilities.
3 Click Clean Up Failed Installation.
4 Click Proceed.
A warning message appears.
5 Click OK.
A message appears stating that all of the EtherLink NICs
have been removed from your system.
6 Click OK.
7 Exit the EtherCD, and then exit Windows.
8 Reboot the computer.
9 Install the network driver, as described in Installing
the Network Driver Using the EtherCD on page 40.
If you are prompted for 3Com files when Windows restarts,
open the drop-down box and select the following path:
\options\cabs
To verify successful installation, see Verifying Successful
Installation on page 48.
Troubleshooting the Network Connection
If you encounter problems with using the NIC or
connecting to the network, check the table below for
troubleshooting tips.
CAUTION: Before inserting or removing the NIC from
the computer, turn the computer power off and unplug
the power cord.
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Tip
Description
Check the NIC
hardware
installation
■
Make sure that the NIC is installed correctly in a PCI slot.
Check for specific hardware problems, such as broken traces
or loose or broken solder connections. See Installing and
Connecting the NIC on page 34.
Check the NIC
software
installation
■
Make sure that the NIC software is installed correctly in the
computer. See Verifying Successful Installation on page 48.
Check the
network
connection
■
Inspect all cables and connections. Make sure that the
cable complies with length and rating specifications
described in Installing and Connecting the NIC on page 34.
■
Examine the cable for obvious signs of damage, wear, or
crimping. Substitute a known working cable. Check the
length and rating of the cable. Make sure that the cable
complies with 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX recommendations.
Check the
computer BIOS
■
Make sure that you are running the latest BIOS for your
computer. If the BIOS has not been upgraded in the previous
12 months, contact the computer manufacturer to obtain
the current version of the BIOS software.
Run the NIC
diagnostic tests
Run the NIC and Network Tests, as described in Running NIC
Diagnostics on page 143.
If the tests fail, replace the NIC with a known working NIC and
run the tests again, using the same configuration settings as
those used on the failed NIC. If the working NIC passes all
tests, the original NIC is probably defective. For information on
product repair, see Technical Support on page 171.
Check the
3Com support
databases
Review the known problems and solutions found in the
following areas:
■
3Com Knowledgebase
■
3Com NIC Help system
■
Release Notes and Frequently Asked Questions
See Accessing 3Com Support Databases on page 131 for
instructions on using these databases.
Download the
latest NIC driver
The 3Com Software Library is your World Wide Web
connection to software, drivers, and INF files for all 3Com
products. Point your browser to the 3Com home page
(http://www.3com.com/). Under Service and Support, click
Software, Drivers & INFs.
Run the Clean Up The Clean Up Failed Installation program is located on the
Failed Installation EtherCD. See Cleaning Up a Failed Installation on page 132
program
for instructions.
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Troubleshooting Remote Wake-Up
If your computer does not boot in response to a Remote
Wake-Up event, perform these troubleshooting steps:
1 Make sure that the computer meets the Remote
Wake-Up Requirements on page 21.
Wake-On-Error is enabled by default.
2 Make sure that you are using the latest driver for
the NIC.
This driver is shipped with the NIC on the EtherCD. It can also
be downloaded from the 3Com Software Library. Point your
web browser to the 3Com home page:
http://www.3com.com/
Under Service and Support, click Software, Drivers, and INFs.
3 Check the computer BIOS.
■
Boot the computer and enter the BIOS.
■
For instructions on entering the BIOS, consult
the computer documentation or contact the
computer vendor.
■
Locate the Wake-Up on LAN event setting.
■
Verify that the setting is enabled.
4 Check the Remote Wake-Up cable connection.
If the computer complies with PCI 2.2, the Remote
Wake-Up cable is not required. Remote Wake-Up is
automatically enabled through the PCI bus.
■
Turn off the power to the computer and remove the
computer cover.
■
Make sure that the Remote Wake-Up cable is
plugged in to the RWU connector on the NIC and
in to the appropriate connector on the computer
motherboard. Unplug and reinsert the cable if
necessary.
■
Replace the Remote Wake-Up cable with a known
functioning Remote Wake-Up cable and perform the
Remote Wake-Up Test again.
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5 If the previous steps have failed, install a known
functioning Remote Wake-Up NIC in the computer.
If Remote Wake-Up works with the new NIC installed,
contact your computer vendor for a replacement NIC.
If Remote Wake-Up does not work with the new NIC
installed, there may be a problem with the computer
motherboard. Contact your computer manufacturer.
Troubleshooting a Network Connection
When working with 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX cabling,
concentrators, and NICs from different vendors, it
is possible to connect everything but still have no
network communication.
For additional network troubleshooting information, see
Running NIC Diagnostics on page 143.
To narrow the range of possible causes of common
network connection problems:
1 Determine whether your equipment complies with
the 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX standard.
This is particularly important for data concentrators (hubs
or repeaters).
2 Connect a straight-through cable from the PC to
the hub.
The hub performs an internal crossover so that the signal
can go from TD+ to RD+ and TD– to RD–. When you look
at an RJ-45 connector from the front (that is, the opposite
side from where the wires enter the connector), pin 1 is
identified on the right side when the metal contacts are
facing up.
3 Make sure that the TD+ and TD– wires are twisted
together, and that the RD+ and RD– are twisted
together.
Using wires from opposing pairs can cause signals to
be lost.
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Troubleshooting Hubs
A crossover cable can be used to identify the type of failure
when hub performance or connectivity is in question.
To use a crossover cable:
1 Connect a file server and a client PC back-to-back
with a crossover cable to verify that the NIC and
network operating system are properly configured.
2 To make a crossover cable, connect TD+ to RD+ and
TD– to RD–.
The cable performs the crossover that is usually performed
by the hub.
Cabling Pinouts
The following illustration compares the cabling pinouts for
straight-through and crossover cables.
12345678
Straight-through
10BASE-T cable
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Crossover
10BASE-T cable
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TD+ 1
TD– 2
RD+ 3
4
5
RD– 6
7
8
1 TD+
2 TD–
3 RD+
4
5
6 RD–
7
8
If the file server and client PC function together as a small
network, then either the existing cabling or the hub is
failing.
When a crossover cable is used, the LED on the NIC functions
differently than it would under normal operating conditions.
For example, with a correct crossover connection, the LED
lights, whereas with a straight-through connection, the LED
does not light. If you make a crossover cable and the polarity
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is mismatched (that is, TD+ to RD– instead of TD+ to RD+),
the LED blinks.
Removing the Network Driver
To remove the network driver from your computer, follow
the steps for your operating system.
Windows 2000
The Windows 2000 system does not allow you to uninstall
the network driver from the Network and Dial-up
Connections window. To remove the network driver:
1 Right-click the My Computer icon.
2 Select Properties on the pop-up menu.
The System Properties screen appears.
3 Select the Hardware tab.
4 Click Device Manager in the middle panel.
The Device Manager screen appears.
5 Double-click Network Adapters.
6 Right-click on the name of the NIC.
7 Select Uninstall on the pop-up menu.
A warning message appears.
8 Click OK to confirm the driver removal.
The network driver is removed. The Device Manager
screen appears.
The Windows 2000 system does not allow you to
uninstall the DynamicAccess technology miniport using
the Device Manager. To remove DynamicAccess
technology server features in Windows 2000, see
Removing DynamicAccess Server Features on page 140.
9 Exit the Device Manager and shut down Windows.
If you want to physically remove the NIC from the
computer, shut down the system, turn the power off,
and remove the NIC from the computer.
If you want to reinstall the NIC driver and software, restart
the computer.
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Windows NT 4.0
To remove the network driver:
1 Double-click the My Computer icon, then the
Control Panel icon, and then the Network icon.
The Network screen appears.
2 Click the Adapters tab.
3 Highlight the name of the NIC in the
Network Adapters box, and then click Remove.
4 Click Yes to confirm the removal.
5 Click Close to close the Network screen.
You are prompted to restart the computer.
If you are physically removing the NIC from the computer,
click No. Do not restart the computer until you shut down
the system, turn the power off, and remove the NIC from
the computer.
If you are reinstalling the NIC software, click Yes to restart
the computer.
Windows 95 and Windows 98
To remove the network driver:
1 Double-click the My Computer icon, then the
Control Panel icon, and then the System icon.
2 Click the Device Manager tab.
3 Double-click Network adapters.
4 Highlight the name of the NIC.
5 Click Remove.
6 Click OK to confirm the device removal.
Note that removing the network driver does not result in
the removal of the diagnostics software. See Removing
the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program on page 149.
You are prompted to restart the computer.
If you are physically removing the NIC from the computer,
click No. Do not restart the computer until you shut down the
system, turn the power off, and remove the NIC from
the computer.
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If you are reinstalling the NIC software, click Yes to restart
the computer.
Removing DynamicAccess Server Features
Follow the steps in this section to remove DynamicAccess
technology server features for your operating system.
Windows NT 4.0
To remove DynamicAccess technology server features:
1 From the Start menu, select Settings/Control Panel.
2 Double-click the Network icon.
3 In the Network window, click the Protocols tab.
4 In the Protocols tab, select DAPass Thru Driver
Transport.
5 Click Remove.
6 Follow the prompts to remove the software and
reboot the server.
Windows 2000
The Windows 2000 system does not allow you to uninstall
the DynamicAccess technology miniport using the Device
Manager. To remove DynamicAccess technology server
features:
1 Launch the Windows 2000 Network and Dial-up
Connections window.
2 Select a Local Area Connection icon.
3 Click the right mouse button and select Properties
from the menu. The Local Area Connections
Properties window appears.
4 Click the General tab.
5 In the General window, select DynamicAccess
Protocol and click Uninstall.
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NetWare
To remove DynamicAccess technology server features:
1 Enter this command at the prompt:
NetWare 4.11: load install
NetWare 5.0: load nwconfig
2 In the Installation Options screen, select
Product options.
3 In the Other Installation Actions screen, select
View/Configure/Remove installed products.
The Currently Installed Products screen appears, listing
software products that are installed in the system.
4 From the list of products, select 3Com DynamicAccess
Server Features and press Del.
Select Yes to remove the software.
For instructions on removing the 3Com NIC Diagnostics
Program from your computer, see Removing the 3Com
NIC Diagnostics Program on page 149.
9
RUNNING NIC DIAGNOSTICS
Overview
The EtherLink PCI NIC uses two types of NIC diagnostics
programs: a Windows-based diagnostics program and a
DOS-based diagnostics program.
Before starting any diagnostics program, close all running
applications.
Use the Windows-based 3Com NIC Diagnostics program if
you are running any of the following operating systems:
■
Windows 2000
■
Windows NT 4.0
■
Windows 98
■
Windows 95
Use the 3Com DOS Diagnostics program if you are running
any of the following operating systems:
■
DOS
■
NetWare
The following sections explain how to start both NIC
diagnostics programs. However, specific instructions are
provided only for using the Windows-based 3Com NIC
Diagnostics program.
This chapter explains how to:
■
Run the NIC diagnostic tests.
■
View the NIC LEDs in the NIC Diagnostics program.
■
View network statistics.
■
Use the 3Com icon in the Windows system tray.
■
Remove the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program.
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Running the 3Com DOS Diagnostics Program
To start the 3Com DOS diagnostics program for DOS and
NetWare installations:
1 Reboot the computer using a DOS-bootable diskette.
CAUTION: If you are running Japanese DOS, you must
switch to U.S. mode DOS before running the 3Com DOS
diagnostics program
For more information about how to make a
DOS-bootable diskette, see Making a DOS-Bootable
Diskette on page 30.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
3 At the DOS prompt, enter the following command:
d:\3c99xcfg.exe
where d:\ indicates the drive location of the EtherCD.
For more information about the 3Com DOS Diagnostics
program to configure the NIC, see Using the 3Com DOS
Configuration Program on page 118.
Running the NIC Diagnostics Tests
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics program for Windows contains
tests that can check the status of the following items:
■
Network
■
NIC
To run the NIC Test or Network Test:
1 Make sure that the NIC, the network driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics screen appears.
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Click Help to obtain general information about the
function of a screen. To obtain specific information about
any topic on a screen, click the question mark (?) in the
upper right corner of the screen, move it over a topic, and
click once.
The following tabs are available for viewing NIC data:
Tab
Description
General
Select the General tab to display the node address, I/O address,
and device ID for the installed NIC.
Configuration
Select the Configuration tab to view and modify configuration
settings for the installed NIC.
Statistics
Select the Statistics tab to view network traffic statistics about
the installed NIC.
Diagnostics
Select the Diagnostics tab to access diagnostics tests that you
can run on the installed NIC.
Support
Select the Support tab to access various 3Com customer
support resources.
Flash Update
Select the Flash Update tab to update firmware for the installed
NIC.
5 Select the Diagnostics tab.
The Diagnostics screen appears.
Running the Network Test
Run the Network Test to check the NIC connectivity to
the network.
To successfully pass the Network Connectivity test, at least
one of the following conditions must be met:
■
A Windows client running on the same network. This
client must have a successfully installed Windows
diagnostics program that is currently not running.
■
A NetWare server running on the same network.
■
A DHCP server running on the same network.
A DNS server running on the same network with TCP/IP
properties configured for the DNS server.
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To run the Network test:
1 On the Diagnostics screen, click Run Network Test.
The Network Connectivity Test screen appears.
2 Click Start.
If the test passes, the NIC connection to the network is
functioning correctly.
3 Click Close.
If the test fails:
■
Make sure that the NIC is properly connected to the
network cable.
■
Make sure that the hub or switch to which the NIC is
connected is powered on.
■
Make sure that the cable complies with the proper
length and specifications for your network.
Running the NIC Test
Run the NIC Test to check the physical components,
connectors, and circuitry on the NIC.
1 On the Diagnostics screen, click Run NIC Test.
The NIC Test screen appears.
2 Click Perform NIC Test.
While the test is running, a progress bar indicates
test progress.
If the test passes, the NIC is functioning correctly.
If the test fails, a message indicates the error type.
Click Help in the error message screen to obtain
more information.
3 Click Close.
Viewing the NIC LEDs in the Diagnostics Program
To view the LEDs in the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program:
1 Make sure that the NIC, the network driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
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3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears and
displays following LEDs:
Link—lights if there is a valid connection between the NIC
and the network.
Transmit—lights if the NIC is transmitting information.
Receive—lights if the NIC is receiving information.
Duplex—indicates if the NIC is transmitting data across the
network in half-duplex mode (half the LED lights), or in
full-duplex mode (the entire LED lights).
For instructions on interpreting the 10 LNK, 100 LNK, and
ACT NIC LEDs, see Interpreting the LEDs on page 129.
Viewing Network Statistics
To view statistical information about the network:
1 Make sure that the NIC, the network driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears.
5 Click the Statistics tab.
The Statistics screen appears.
The information is updated by the NIC driver every 5 seconds.
For a description of each statistic, click the question
mark (?) in the upper right corner of the screen, drag it
over a statistic and click once. A pop-up box appears,
displaying information about the statistic.
6 Click OK to exit the diagnostics program. To go to
another diagnostics screen, click the associated tab.
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Using the 3Com Icon in the Windows System Tray
The 3Com icon, which can be enabled to appear in
the Windows system tray, allows you to start the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program. It also allows you to
view the NIC’s link speed and number of frames sent
and received.
Enabling the Icon
To show the 3Com icon in the Windows system tray:
1 Make sure that the NIC, the network driver, and the
3Com NIC Diagnostics program are installed.
2 Open the Windows Start menu.
3 Select Programs, and then 3Com NIC Utilities.
4 Click 3Com NIC Doctor.
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics General screen appears.
5 On the General screen, select the check box next to
Show Icon in System Tray.
6 Close the 3Com NIC Diagnostic program.
The NIC icon appears in the Windows system tray.
When you double-click the icon, the 3Com NIC Diagnostics
program starts.
Displaying Network Statistics
When you drag the mouse pointer over the icon (but do
not double-click the icon) a network statistics box appears,
displaying the following information:
Frames Sent and Received—A count of the number of
frames (packets) sent and received through the NIC since
the last time statistics were reset.
Link Speed—The speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) at which
the NIC is connected to the network.
The information is updated each time you move your
mouse pointer over the 3Com icon.
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Removing the 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program
The 3Com NIC Diagnostics Program can be removed using
the Add/Remove Programs Wizard in Windows, or by using
the EtherCD.
For instructions on using the Add/Remove Programs Wizard
in Windows, see your Windows documentation.
To remove the 3Com NIC Diagnostics program using the
EtherCD:
1 Start Windows.
2 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
3 Click NIC Software.
4 Click NIC Drivers and Diagnostics.
5 Click Installation Utilities.
6 Click Remove Diagnostics.
7 Click Proceed, and then follow the prompts on the
screen.
A
OBTAINING DRIVERS
For a list of additional network drivers that are not included
on the EtherCD, and instructions on how to install them,
go to the following 3Com World Wide Web site:
http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/nic/
SPECIFICATIONS AND
CABLING REQUIREMENTS
B
This appendix lists the specifications, standards
conformance, cable requirements, and connector pin
assignments for the EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC.
3CR990 NIC Specifications
The following table provides environmental, interface, and
standards information for the EtherLink 10/100 PCI NIC
with 3XP processor (3CR990 family).
Hardware
Memory
128 KB external RAM
Bus interface
PCI Local Bus Specification, Revision 2.2
32-bit bus
PCI master
Supports bus master scatter-gather DMAs.
Dimensions
Length: 13.31 cm (5.24 in)
Height: 8.51 cm (3.35 in)
Power requirement
+5 V ±5% operating 1.26A maximum for normal
operation (375 mA for low power mode)
Network Interface
10 Mbps Ethernet
10BASE-T
Ethernet IEEE 802.3 industry standard for a 10 Mbps
baseband CSMA/CD local area network
100 Mbps Ethernet
100BASE-TX
Ethernet IEEE 802.3u industry standard for a 100 Mbps
baseband CSMA/CD local area network
Environment
Operating
temperature
32˚ to 158˚ F (0˚ to 70˚ C)
Storage temperature
–22˚ to 194˚ F (–30˚ to 90˚ C)
Operating humidity
10 to 90% noncondensing
Storage humidity
10 to 90% noncondensing
Altitude
–984 ft to 9,840 ft (–300 to 3,000 m)
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Standards Conformance
IEEE 802.3x full-duplex, auto-negotiation, and flow control
IEEE 802.1p (General Attribute Registration protocol) for multicast addresses
Microsoft PC98
PCI 2.1 and 2.2
DMI 2.0 and 2.0s
ACPI 1.0
Cabling Requirements
The cable, quality, distance, and connectors must comply with
the Electronic Industries Association/Telecommunications
Industries Association (EIA/TIA) 568 Commercial Building
Wiring Standard and the Technical Services Bulletin
TSB38 standards.
Network connection criteria are shown below.
NIC:
3CR990 family
Cable:
Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded
twisted pair
Network cable connector:
RJ-45
Transceiver:
On-board
Maximum Network Segment:
328 ft/100 m
Speed:
10/100 Mbps
Media Type:
10BASE-T
100BASE-TX
Twisted-Pair Cable
Twisted-pair cable consists of copper wires surrounded by
an insulator. Two wires are twisted together (the twisting
prevents interference problems) to form a pair, and the pair
forms a circuit that can transmit data. A cable is a bundle of
one or more twisted pairs surrounded by an insulator.
Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) is the most commonly used
type of twisted-pair cable. Shielded twisted pair (STP)
provides protection against crosstalk. Twisted-pair cable is
now commonly used in Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and other
network topologies.
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The EIA/TIA defines five categories of unshielded
twisted-pair cable.
Category
Use
1
Traditional telephone cable.
2
Data transmissions up to 4 MHz.
3
Voice and data transmission up to 25 MHz. The cable
typically has four pairs of wires. Category 3 is the
most common type of installed cable found in older
corporate wiring schemes.
4
Voice and data transmission up to 33 MHz. The cable
normally has four pairs of wire. This grade of UTP is
not common.
5
Voice and data transmission up to 125 MHz. The cable
normally has four pairs of copper wire and three twists
per foot. Category 5 UTP is the most popular cable
used in new installations today.
10BASE-T Operation
10BASE-T is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) 802.3 standard for Ethernet signaling
over unshielded twisted-pair wire at 10 Mbps.
Ethernet, as the most widely used network protocol,
uses 10BASE-T as its primary cabling scheme. Ethernet
characteristics include:
■
A data rate of 10 Mbps.
■
A broadcast architecture.
■
A specific media-access control (MAC) scheme.
The 10BASE-T name indicates a signaling speed of
10 Mbps and twisted-pair wiring. Base stands for
baseband, which denotes a technique for transmitting
signals as direct-current pulses rather than modulating
them onto separate carrier frequencies.
A wiring topology using 10BASE-T specifies a wiring
hub, cable arranged in a star configuration, and unshielded
twisted-pair cable. Each node has a separate cable run that
must not exceed 100 meters (328 ft) from the node to
the hub.
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100BASE-TX Operation
100BASE-TX is the IEEE 802.3u standard for Fast Ethernet
signaling over Category 5 UTP or STP wire at 100 Mbps.
Based on an extension to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
specification, Fast Ethernet characteristics include:
■
A data rate of 100 Mbps.
■
A broadcast architecture.
■
A specific media-access control (MAC) scheme.
A wiring topology using 100BASE-TX specifies a wiring
hub, cable arranged in a star configuration, and Category 5
UTP or STP wiring. Each node has a separate cable run that
must not exceed 100 meters (328 ft) from the node to
the hub.
RJ-45 Connector Pin Assignments
The following illustration shows the RJ-45 connector pin
assignments for the EtherLink PCI NICs.
TX D
ATA
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
ACT
10
L
100 N
K
12345678
TD+
TD_
RD+
RD_
Flow Control
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Flow Control
The 3CR990 NICs utilize flow control technology to throttle
the incoming data packet stream and prevent the loss of
packets. IEEE 803.2x flow control prevents the input buffers
of a device from overflowing. By using pause frames to
communicate buffer status between linked transmitting and
receiving devices (transmitters and receivers). A receiver sends
a pause frame to tell a transmitter to stop the transmission of
data frames for a specified period, allowing the receiver’s
input port buffers to empty before receiving new packets.
Pause Frames
When a transmitter receives pause frames, it suspends
transmission for the specified period. When the receiver’s
input buffers can store packets again, it can either send
another pause frame to tell the transmitter to resume
transmission, or wait for transmission to resume at the end
of the specified period.
With asymmetric flow control, only one of two linked
devices can receive pause frames. With symmetric flow
control, both linked devices can send and receive pause
frames.
Link Negotiation
Related to flow control is the auto-negotiation capability, in
which linked devices advertise their flow control capabilities
and automatically select the best common mode of
communication.
Rare cases (for example, linking to a device that does not
support auto-negotiation) may require that auto-negotiation
be disabled on a port, thereby enabling forced link on that
port. When forced link is enabled, linked devices must have
matching flow control capabilities. For example, a port that is
set for forced link and reception flow control can connect
successfully only with a port that is set for forced link and
transmission flow control.
INSTALLING THE
3COM DMI AGENT
C
Overview
This appendix explains how to install the 3Com
Desktop Management Interface (DMI) Agent on your PC.
The 3Com DMI Agent allows any DMI-compatible browser
or network management application that supports DMI 2.0
to remotely manage and configure advanced features of an
EtherLink PCI NIC.
For detailed information on the 3Com DMI Agent, see
the 3Com DMI Agent User Guide included with the
3Com DMI Agent software on the EtherCD.
For more information on DMI, go to:
http://www.3com.com/managedpc
About the 3Com DMI Agent
The 3Com DMI Agent allows you to obtain basic NIC
information, including:
■
■
■
Node address
MAC address
Driver version
Additionally, depending on the features of your NIC, the
3Com DMI Agent allows you to view and configure
advanced NIC features, including:
■
■
■
■
Managed PC Boot Agent (MBA) software
Remote Wake-Up events
Workgroup keep-alive packet
Remote system alerts (including heartbeat)
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Each PC that contains an EtherLink NIC and the
3Com DMI Agent generates a Management Information
Format (MIF) file that contains information about the
PC and the NIC. DMI applications use the information
from the MIF to manage the PC and the NIC.
The content of the MIF is based on the capabilities of the
NIC driver found in the PC. For example, if a NIC with an
MBA boot ROM is found, all groups related to the boot
ROM are included in the MIF for that particular NIC. This
ensures that the network management application does
not receive irrelevant information for the NIC.
For a description of each MIF that is supported by the
3Com DMI Agent, see the 3Com DMI Agent User Guide
included with the 3Com DMI Agent software on
the EtherCD.
System Requirements
This section lists the client PC and network management
requirements for installing and using the 3Com DMI Agent.
Client PC Requirements
Your PC requires the following items to use the
3Com DMI Agent:
■
■
■
DMI Service Provider 2.0 or greater (such as
Smart Technologies Service Provider 2.0)
NDIS 3, 4, or 5 driver
Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or
Windows 95, using the appropriate Service Pack listed
below:
■
Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4
■
Windows 98 Retail Release
■
Windows 95 Retail Service Pack 1 or OEM Service
Release (OSR2)
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Network Management Requirements
Your network management station requires a
DMI-compatible browser or a network management
application that supports DMI 2.0, such as:
■
■
■
■
■
Hewlett Packard TopTools
Tivoli Management Suite
Dell OpenManage
Compaq Insight Manager Management Station
Intel LANDesk Client Manager
Installing the 3Com DMI Agent
This section describes how to install the 3Com DMI Agent
on a PC running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or
Windows 95.
Before installing the DMI Agent, logon to the PC with an
account that has system administration privileges.
To install the 3Com DMI Agent:
1 Make sure that the PC meets the requirements listed
in Client PC Requirements on page 160.
2 Make sure that the EtherLink NIC is installed in the PC
and is connected to the network.
3 Insert the EtherCD in the CD-ROM drive.
The EtherCD Welcome screen appears.
4 Click NIC Software.
5 Click DynamicAccess Technologies.
6 Click 3Com DMI Agent.
7 Follow the prompts on the screen.
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8 Restart the PC when prompted.
To verify successful installation, use a DMI-compatible
browser or a network management application that
supports DMI 2.0 or 2.0s to verify that the 3Com NIC
is present.
If you have 3Com DynamicAccess software and a foreign
(non-3Com) NIC installed, the foreign NIC is displayed as a
3Com NIC in the DMI browser.
See the 3Com DMI Agent User Guide or contact your
system administrator for instructions.
ETHERCD CONTENT AND
NAVIGATION
D
EtherCD Navigation
This section provides information about EtherCD content
and navigation.
If auto insert is enabled for your CD-ROM drive, the 3Com
Welcome screen is displayed when you insert the EtherCD
in your CD-ROM drive.
If the Welcome screen is not displayed when you insert the
EtherCD in your CD-ROM drive, you can:
■
Enable the auto insert feature for your CD-ROM drive
(see Auto Insert on page 164)
or
■
Navigate to the root subdirectories (see Root
Subdirectories on page 164)
The following table describes the navigation links available
on the Welcome screen:
Links
Description
User Guide
■
Prints a PDF version of the user guide.
■
Copies the online version of the user guide to your desktop.
■
Views the user guide online with a web browser.
■
Installs and configures the NIC in supported Windows
operating systems.
■
Installs DynamicAccess technology.
■
Creates installation diskettes to install the NIC software in a
PC that does not have a CD-ROM drive installed.
Other Software
■
Installs Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 for English or
version 3.0 for international).
Register Product
■
Registers your NIC product online.
Release Notes
■
Describes the features of 3CR990 NICs, includes frequently
asked questions and known problems.
NIC Software
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Root Subdirectories
The following table lists and describes the root subdirectories
included on the EtherCD that shipped with this product.
Subdirectory
Description
English
Each language subdirectory contains files specific to that
language. This subdirectory contains copies of Adobe Acrobat
Reader (4.0 or 3.0), CMI Client installation files, the Disk Copy
utility, PDF and HTML versions of the user guide, and a user guide
for diskette installation only in PDF format.
Help
Installation and configuration files, basic troubleshooting,
support information, and system resource information.
Installs
Contains images for DynamicAccess, MBA, and 3Com EtherDisks.
Ndis2
Contains the DOS NDIS 2.x driver.
NWClient
Contains a DOS NetWare client driver file and runtime image file,
a sample NET.CFG file, and an installer for the DOS ODI client
driver.
NWServer
Contains a server driver, LDI import file, and appropriate .NLMs
for loading into a NetWare 4.11 or 5.0 server.
Auto Insert
If auto insert is not enabled for your CD-ROM drive, the
EtherCD Welcome screen is not displayed when you insert
the EtherCD in your CD-ROM drive. To enable auto insert
on your (Windows 9x) CD-ROM drive:
1 Right-click the My Computer icon, and then select
Properties.
2 Select the Device Manager tab.
3 Click the + symbol next to CD ROM in the list.
4 Select the name of your CD-ROM drive.
5 Click Properties, and then select the Settings tab.
6 Select the check box for Auto insert notification.
To view the Welcome screen on the CD navigator with auto
insert enabled, reinsert the CD in the CD-ROM drive.
Text Files
The following table lists the text files that are included in
the Help directory on the 3Com EtherCD.
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File Name
File Description
client32.txt
Contains NetWare 4.11 on Windows 95/98 client driver
installation notes.
license.txt
Includes the 3CR990 NIC software license agreement.
netware.txt
Explains how to install the ODI driver for the NetWare 4.1x and
5.0 server. You can also get NetWare installation instructions
from README text files located in the following directories:
\nwserver\readme.txt (client)
\nwserver\readme_se.txt (server)
\english\diskcopy\disk2\nwserver\readme.txt (client)
\english\diskcopy\disk2\nwserver\readme_se.txt (server)
nwdosodi.txt
Explains how to install the driver for a 16-bit NetWare client
running DOS.
register.txt
Explains why and how to register your NIC.
support.txt
Contains information about technical assistance services
available from 3Com.
trouble.txt
Contains troubleshooting tips.
unt_nt4.txt
Explains how to perform an automated installation of
Windows NT 4.0 over the network (unattended install).
unt_w98.txt
Explains how to perform an automated installation of
Windows 98 over the network (unattended install).
w95ndis.txt
Provides instructions specific to Windows 95 for first-time
installations, updating drivers, removing the NIC driver and
EtherCD software, troubleshooting installation problems, and a
peer-to-peer networking overview.
w95netwr.txt
Explains how to install the Windows 95 driver to support the
Microsoft client for NetWare networks.
wakefaq.txt
Contains common questions and answers about Remote
Wake-Up.
win2000.txt
Explains how to install the NIC, verify a successful installation,
uninstall the NIC software, and update the driver.
win98.txt
Explains how to install the NIC, verify a successful installation,
uninstall the NIC software, and update the driver.
winnt.txt
Provides installation instructions and troubleshooting tips for
installing drivers in Windows NT 4.0.
In addition to the Help directory, you can find general
installation information and the latest release notes in the
\INSTALLS\README.TXT file (or on EtherDisk 1, if you install
from diskettes.
E
INSTALLING A 3COM NIC
WHILE INSTALLING THE NOS
Follow these instructions to install 3Com software while
you are installing the network operating system. (This
procedure is often called “performing a fresh installation.”)
Windows Fresh Installation
For installation requirements, see Installation Requirements
on page 28.
To display the Help system during the driver installation,
click Help on any 3Com window.
Windows NT
For instructions, see the WINNT.TXT file in the HELP
directory on the EtherCD.
Windows 2000
During the Windows 2000 installation, the Hardware
Wizard detects installed NICs and installs drivers it finds for
them from the Windows 2000 CD. If you want to install
the latest software from the 3Com EtherLink Server CD
after you finish installing Windows 2000, restart the server
and follow the instructions for Windows in Updating the
Network Driver and NIC Software on page 51.
NetWare Fresh Installation
These instructions apply to NetWare versions 4.11 and 5.0.
Requirements
See Installation Requirements on page 28.
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Installation Instructions
These instructions are for installing from the 3Com
EtherLink Server NIC CD. If you download 3Com software
from the Web and make installation diskettes to use for the
installation, the steps are slightly different (you do not need
to remove and replace the NetWare CD).
1 Install the NIC hardware and connect it to the
network.
2 Start the installation and proceed as usual until you
reach the Device Types screen.
3 In the Device Types screen:
Locate the Network Boards field, and notice that there are
no NICs listed. From the Options menu, select Modify.
4 In the next screen, select Network Boards and
press Enter.
5 Press Ins (Add a Board).
6 Press Ins (Add Unlisted Driver).
7 Remove the NetWare CD from the CD-ROM drive.
8 Insert the 3Com EtherLink Server CD in the CD-ROM
drive.
9 Press F3.
10 Enter the location of the driver on the 3Com CD.
For example:
D:\nwserver
11 In the Driver Summary screen, select 3C990.LAN and
press Enter.
Edit parameters as necessary.
12 From the Additional Driver Options menu, select
Return to Driver Summary.
13 Remove the 3Com CD from the CD-ROM drive.
14 Insert the NetWare CD in the CD-ROM drive.
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15 From the Options menu, select Continue.
The installation continues.
In NetWare 5.0, the Configure Server Properties windows
appear. Locate the Network Boards list in the Protocols
window. The installed NICs are listed in this window. Select
each installed NIC and configure its protocols. Proceed with
the installation, and reboot when you are prompted to
do so.
16 When the installation is finished, edit the
STARTUP.NCF file.
Specify receive buffers for each installed NIC.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
F
3Com provides easy access to technical support
information through a variety of services. This appendix
describes these services.
Information contained in this appendix is correct at
time of publication. For the most recent information,
3Com recommends that you access the 3Com Corporation
World Wide Web site.
Online Technical Services
3Com offers worldwide product support 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, through the following online systems:
■
■
■
■
■
World Wide Web site
3Com Knowledgebase Web Services
3Com FTP site
3Com Bulletin Board Service (3Com BBS)
3Com FactsSM Automated Fax Service
World Wide Web Site
To access the latest networking information on the
3Com Corporation World Wide Web site enter this URL
into your Internet browser:
http://www.3com.com/
This service provides access to online support information
such as technical documentation and a software library,
as well as support options that range from technical
education to maintenance and professional services.
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3Com Knowledgebase Web Services
This interactive tool contains technical product information
compiled by 3Com expert technical engineers around
the globe. Located on the World Wide Web at
http://knowledgebase.3com.com, this service gives
all 3Com customers and partners complementary,
round-the-clock access to technical information on
most 3Com products.
3Com FTP Site
Download drivers, patches, software, and MIBs across the
Internet from the 3Com public FTP site. This service is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To connect to the 3Com FTP site, enter the following
information into your FTP client:
■
Hostname: ftp.3com.com
■
Username: anonymous
■
Password: <your Internet e-mail address>
You do not need a user name and password with Web
browser software such as Netscape Navigator and
Internet Explorer.
3Com Bulletin Board Service
The 3Com BBS contains patches, software, and drivers for
3Com products. This service is available through analog
modem or digital modem (ISDN) 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week.
Access by Analog Modem
To reach the service by modem, set your modem to 8 data
bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit. Call the telephone number
nearest you:
Country (Region) Data Rate
Telephone Number
Australia
Up to 14,400 bps
61 2 9955 2073
Brazil
Up to 28,800 bps
55 11 5181 9666
France
Up to 14,400 bps
33 1 6986 6954
Germany
Up to 28,800 bps
4989 62732 188
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173
Country (Region) Data Rate
Telephone Number
Hong Kong
Up to 14,400 bps
852 2537 5601
Italy
Up to 14,400 bps
39 2 27300680
Japan
Up to 14,400 bps
81 3 5977 7977
Mexico
Up to 28,800 bps
52 5 520 7835
P.R. of China
Up to 14,400 bps
86 10 684 92351
Taiwan
Up to 14,400 bps
886 2 377 5840
U.K.
Up to 28,800 bps
44 1442 438278
U.S.A.
Up to 53,333 bps
1 847 262 6000
Access by Digital Modem
ISDN users can dial in to the 3Com BBS using a digital
modem for fast access up to 64 Kbps. To access the
3Com BBS using ISDN, call the following number:
1 847 262 6000
3Com Facts Automated Fax Service
The 3Com Facts automated fax service provides technical
articles, diagrams, and troubleshooting instructions on
3Com products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call 3Com Facts using your Touch-Tone telephone:
1 408 727 7021
Support from Your Network Supplier
If you require additional assistance, contact your network
supplier. Many suppliers are authorized 3Com service
partners who are qualified to provide a variety of services,
including network planning, installation, hardware
maintenance, application training, and support services.
When you contact your network supplier for assistance,
have the following information ready:
■
Product model name, part number, and serial number
■
A list of system hardware and software, including
revision levels
■
Diagnostic error messages
■
Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable
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If you are unable to contact your network supplier, see the
following section on how to contact 3Com.
Support from 3Com
If you are unable to obtain assistance from the 3Com
online technical resources or from your network supplier,
3Com offers technical telephone support services. To find
out more about your support options, call the 3Com
technical telephone support phone number at the location
nearest you.
When you contact 3Com for assistance, have the following
information ready:
■
Product model name, part number, and serial number
■
A list of system hardware and software, including
revision levels
■
Diagnostic error messages
■
Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable
Here is a list of worldwide technical telephone
support numbers:
Country (Region)
Asia Pacific Rim
Australia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Malaysia
New Zealand
Pakistan
Philippines
P.R. of China
Singapore
S. Korea
From anywhere in S. Korea:
From Seoul:
Taiwan
Thailand
Telephone Number
1 800 678 515
800 933 486
+61 2 9937 5085
001 800 61 009
0031 61 6439
1800 801 777
0800 446 398
+61 2 9937 5085
1235 61 266 2602
10800 61 00137 or 021 6350 1590
800 6161 463
00798 611 2230
(0)2 3455 6455
0080 611 261
001 800 611 2000
Europe
From anywhere in Europe, call: +31 (0)30 6029900 phone
+31 (0)30 6029999 fax
Returning Products for Repair
Country (Region)
175
Telephone Number
Europe, South Africa, and Middle East
From the following countries, you may use the toll-free numbers:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
0800 297468
0800 71429
800 17309
0800 113153
0800 917959
0800 1821502
00800 12813
1800 553117
1800 9453794
1678 79489
0800 0227788
800 11376
00800 3111206
0800 831416
0800 995014
900 983125
020 795482
0800 55 3072
0800 966197
Latin America
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Peru
Puerto Rico
Venezuela
AT&T +800 666 5065
0800 13 3266
1230 020 0645
98012 2127
01 800 CARE (01 800 2273)
AT&T +800 666 5065
800 666 5065
AT&T +800 666 5065
North America
1-800-527-8677
Returning Products for Repair
Before you send a product directly to 3Com for repair, you
must first obtain an authorization number. Products sent to
3Com without authorization numbers will be returned to
the sender unopened, at the sender’s expense.
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To obtain an authorization number, call or fax:
Country (Region)
Telephone Number
Fax Number
Asia, Pacific Rim
+65 543 6500
+65 543 6348
Europe, South Africa, +31 30 6029900
and Middle East
+31 30 6029999
Latin America
1 408 326 3355
1 408 326 2927
From the following countries, you may call the toll-free numbers;
select option 2 and then option 2:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K.
U.S.A. and Canada
0800 297468
0800 71429
800 17309
0800 113153
0800 917959
0800 1821502
00800 12813
1800553117
1800 9453794
1678 79489
0800 0227788
800 11376
00800 3111206
0800 831416
0800 995014
900 983125
020 795482
0800 55 3072
0800 966197
1-800-527-8677
1 408 326 7120
INDEX
Numbers
A
10 LNK LED
troubleshooting with 129
100 LNK LED
troubleshooting with 130
100BASE-TX
cable requirements 33
Link LED 130
operation 156
10BASE-T
cable requirements 33
Link LED 129
operation 155
3C99X.LAN file 89
3Com bulletin board service (3Com
BBS) 172
3Com Configuration and Diagnostics
Program for DOS 116
3Com DMI Agent
client PC requirements 160
installing 161
network management
requirements 161
overview 159, 167
3Com icon, in Windows system tray
removing 148
showing 148
3Com Knowledgebase Web
Services 172
3Com logo, disabling 122
3Com NIC Diagnostics program
installing 50
removing 149
starting 116, 148
3Com support services, accessing 131
3Com URL 171
3ComFacts 173
3CR990 NIC
features 16
specifications 153
802.1p packet priority offload 26, 73
802.1p support property 61
accessing Help 131
ACT (activity) LED
troubleshooting with 130
activity on the network, verifying 147,
148
adding NICs to a group
NetWare 105, 106
Windows 66
administration with DynamicAccess
software 68
Alert Type 115
alerts, remote system
overview 24
requirements 24
auto play, CD-ROM 164
AUTOEXEC.NCF file 93, 98
AUTOEXEC.NCF file, samples 102,
106, 107
B
bidirectional load balancing 19, 60,
105
failure 19
BIOS 29
boot disk 30
boot ROM, MBA
booting from network 120
default setting 113
enabling or disabling 120
overview 22
bulletin board service 172
C
cabling
Remote Wake-Up 22
requirements 154
specifications, RJ-45 port 33
troubleshooting 134
unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) 33
178
INDEX
carrier sense lost, viewing 147
CD-ROM, auto play 164
changing configuration, DOS 118
checksum offload (TCP/IP), enabling for
NetWare 103
cleaning up a failed installation 132
collisions, viewing 147
commands for Netware server features
display status 108
group 108
help 109
link timeout 109
probe interval 109
receive timeout 110
retry count 110
send timeout 110
ungroup 111
wait tmo 111
compliance, Year 2000 2
computer requirements 28
configuration guidelines for VLANs 62
configuration parameters
NetWare
changing 103
Node Address 103
Slot Number 103
Windows
Alert Type 115
Error Tolerance 115
Configuration tab 145
configuring
DynamicAccess LAN agent 57
Managed PC Boot Agent
(MBA) 120
NIC 117
offloads using Windows 2000 73
VLANs 62, 67
conventions, text, About This
Guide 12
CRC errors, viewing 147
creating a group
NetWare 100, 106
Windows 65
creating a security policy 124
creating a VLAN, Windows 67
crossover cable 137
D
dedicated IP address 66, 67
deleting or editing a VLAN,
Windows 70
Desktop Management Interface (DMI),
overview 23, 159
Diagnostics program
starting 51
diagnostics program for DOS 116
Diagnostics tab 145
diagnostics tests, running 144
disabling encryption 128
disabling load balancing for a group,
Windows 69
disk, making a DOS boot 30
diskettes
creating 30
obtaining 29
display status command 108
displaying
group properties, Windows 70
NIC properties, Windows 70
DMI (Desktop Management Interface),
overview 23, 159
DOS
3Com Configuration and
Diagnostics Program 116
boot disk 30
changing settings 118
configuration program, changing
settings 118
diagnostics program 144
driver installation requirements
NetWare 91, 167
Windows 39, 167
drivers
NetWare server, installing 89
obtaining 151
Windows 2000
installing 40
removing 138
Windows 95, Build 950,
installing 45
Windows 95, installing 44
Windows 95, OSR2, installing 46
Windows 98, installing 43
Windows NT, installing 48
Duplex LED, viewing 130, 147
duplex mode
configuring 117
default setting 114
duplex setting 114
DynamicAccess LAN agent
administration 58
client requirements 55
configuring 57
efficient multicast control 25
INDEX
Fast IP 25
features 25
Help, accessing 58
installing 56
overview 25
removing 58
traffic prioritization 17, 20, 25
verifying installation 57, 60
DynamicAccess LAN Encryption
software
installing 76
overview 14
DynamicAccess server features
NetWare
commands 108
configuration guidelines 104
overview 17
removing 140
Windows
adding NICs to a group 66
changing the primary NIC 69
creating a group 65
creating a VLAN 67
deleting or editing a VLAN 70
removing a NIC from a
group 69
window, defined 63
Windows 2000
accessing the program 63
installing 58
protocol bindings,
modifying 59
Windows NT
installing 58
protocol bindings,
modifying 59
starting the program 64
DynamicAccess Software Setup
window 68
DynamicAccess Software Setup
window 68
E
editing
NIC properties, Windows 70
or deleting a VLAN, Windows 70
efficient multicast control
configuring 58
overview 25
efficient multicast control,
configuring 68
EIA/TIA 568 standards 154
179
ENABLE_CHKSUM 103
encryption
binding a filter 127
binding a filter action 127
creating a policy 124
defining a Console 124
disabling 128
enabling 128
filter action, creating a 127
filter, creating a 126
installing LAN Encryption
software 76
LAN Encryption software
overview 14
error messages, sending to NetWare
console 103
Error Tolerance 115
EtherCD navigation 163
Ethernet protocol, characteristics
of 155
excessive collisions, viewing 147
F
failover
about 18
advanced server feature 17
from gigabit to EtherLink 10/100
PCI NIC 70
Fast Ethernet protocol, characteristics
of 156
Fast IP
configuring 58
overview 25
fax service (3ComFacts) 173
Flash Update tab 145
flow control, pause frames 157
foreign NIC
defined 21
designating as primary 61
in NetWare groups 104
in Windows groups 61
frame alignment errors, viewing 147
frames, sent and received,
viewing 148
frequently asked questions 132
fresh install
NetWare 167
Windows 2000 167
Windows NT 167
full-duplex
configuring 114
viewing 130, 147
180
INDEX
G
GARP Multicast Registration Protocol
specification (GMRP) 62
General tab 145
GMRP 62
group command 108
groups 17, 18
adding NICs to
NetWare 105
Windows 66
adding, NetWare 106
configuring during NetWare driver
installation 100
displaying properties of,
Windows 70
removing NICs from, Windows 69
Windows
creating 65
disabling load balancing
for 69
H
half-duplex
configuring 114
viewing 130, 147
hardware, installation 34
help command, NetWare server
features 109
Help system, accessing 40, 131
Host ID 66
hot plug NIC installation 24
hubs, troubleshooting 137
I
icon, 3Com 148
IEEE 802.1p support property 61
installation
3Com DMI Agent 161
connecting to the network 36
diskettes
creating 30
obtaining 29
DynamicAccess LAN agent 56
DynamicAccess server software 58
fresh install
NetWare 167
Windows 2000 167
Windows NT 167
hardware 34
multiple NICs 52
NetWare NOS 167
NetWare, verifying 102
overview 27
Remote Wake-Up cable 36
requirements, hardware and
software 28, 38
server features
NetWare 99
verifying 48
Windows 2000 NOS 167
Windows NT NOS 167
installation steps 27
installing drivers
NetWare server 89
Windows 2000 40
Windows 95 44
Windows 98 43
Windows NT 4.0 48
installing multiple NICs
Windows 2000 52
Windows 95 52
Windows 98 52
Windows NT 4.0 53
IP address
changing 67
dedicated 66, 67
IP and TCP checksum offload 26, 73
IPSec 124
IPSec offload 26, 73
K
keep-alive packet, workgroup 24
Knowledgebase topics
accessing through diagnostics
program 132
accessing through Web site 131
L
LAN connections, relating to miniport
connections 72
LAN Encryption software
installing 76
overview 14
late collisions, viewing 147
LEDs
description 129
troubleshooting 130
viewing in Diagnostics
program 146
viewing in diagnostics
program 130
INDEX
link
negotiation 157
speed, viewing 148
timeout command 109
Link LED, viewing 130, 147
Load Balance/RSL window 63
load balancing
bidirectional 19, 60, 105
dedicated IP address 66, 67
failure 19
defined 18
disabling, Windows 69
groups
adding NICs to, Windows 66
adding, NetWare 106
configuring during NetWare
driver installation 100
creating, Windows 65
maintaining, NetWare 104
maintaining, Windows 60
removing NICs from,
Windows 69
resilient server links (RSLs) 17
transmit 19, 60
troubleshooting
NetWare 112
Windows 71
logo, 3Com, disabling 122
M
MAC address 34, 91, 103
maintaining server features
NetWare 104
Windows 60
Managed PC Boot Agent (MBA)
configuring 120
network booting 120
overview 22
MBA see Managed PC Boot Agent
media type 115
configuring 117
default setting 115
memory requirements
client and server minimums 28
NetWare 91
messages, sending to NetWare
console 103
MIBs 172
Microsoft Task Offload support 61
miniport connections, relating to LAN
connections 72
181
multicast control, configuring 68
multiple collisions, viewing 147
multiple NICs
configuring offloads for 76
in NetWare 91
in Windows 52
N
NetBoot ROM
default setting 113
description 113
NetWare
adding a group 106
adding NICs to a group 105
changing settings using DOS
Diagnostics program 119
configuration parameters 103
configuring server features 100
correlating slot numbers and
physical NICs 91
driver installation requirements 91,
167
DynamicAccess server feature
commands 108
maintaining server features 104
NLMs 89
packet receive buffer sizes 91
server driver 89
server features installation 99
slots for multiple NICs 91
system requirements 91, 167
verifying driver installation and
configuration 102
Netware Loadable Modules (NLMs) 89
network
activity, verifying 147, 148
booting 120
connecting to 36
connection, testing 145
connection, troubleshooting 133,
136
statistics, viewing 147
test, running 145
network driver optimization,
configuring 117
Network ID 66
network supplier support 173
NIC
configuration parameters
NetWare installation
program 103
182
INDEX
diagnostic tests 144
driver installation 89
duplex setting 114
foreign
defined 21
designating as primary 61
in NetWare groups 104
in Windows groups 61
groups 17
primary 18, 61, 69
properties
displaying, Windows 70
editing, Windows 70
secondary 18
software, removing 138
speed setting 115
test, running 146
virtual 18
NIC diagnostic program
Configuration tab 145
Diagnostics tab 145
Flash Update tab 145
General tab 145
starting 51
Statistics tab 145
Support tab 145
Node Address 103
Novell NetWare
server driver 89
Novell, see NetWare
O
offload support 61
offloading
802.1P packet priority for Windows
2000 26, 73
disabling 74
enabling 74
IP and TCP checksum for Windows
2000 26, 73
IPSec for Windows 2000 26, 73
TCP segmentation for Windows
2000 26, 73
Windows 2000 networking and
security tasks 26, 73
offloads
configuring for a group of different
NICs 76
disabling 74
enabling 74
enabling TCP/IP checksum for
NetWare 103
support 61
online Help 131
online Knowledgebase 131
online technical services 171
P
packet priority (802.1p) offload 26, 73
packet receive buffers, NetWare 91
packets, viewing 147, 148
PC requirements 28
PCI slot, identifying 33
pin assignments 156
pinouts, crossover cable 137
primary NIC 18, 61, 69
binding protocol, NetWare 100
changing, Windows 69
probe interval command 109
properties
group, displaying, Windows 70
NIC
displaying, Windows 70
editing, Windows 70
property settings, changing in Windows
2000 72
R
Receive LED, viewing 130, 147
receive overruns, viewing 147
receive timeout command 110
received frames, viewing 148
red X in Windows Device
Manager 132
release notes, accessing 132
remote monitoring (RMON) 25
Remote Wake-Up
cable
connecting 36
obtaining 22
multiple NIC Installations 22
overview 21
requirements 21
troubleshooting 135
removing
DynamicAccess LAN agent 58
NIC from a group, Windows 69
NIC software 138, 139
INDEX
server features
NetWare 141
Windows 2000 140
Windows NT 140
requirements
3Com DMI Agent 160
cabling 154
computer 28
driver installation
NetWare 91, 167
Windows 39, 167
DynamicAccess LAN agent 55
hardware and software 28, 38
memory 28
PC 28
Remote Wake-Up 21
resilient server links (RSLs) 17, 18
retry count command 110
returning products for repair 175
RJ-45 port, pin assignments 156
RMON (remote monitoring) 25
root subdirectories, EtherCD 163
RWU 21
S
safety precautions 27
secondary NICs 18, 69
security policy, creating 124
self healing enhanced, default
setting 115
self healing, default setting 115
self-healing driver, configuring for
NetWare 103
self-healing drivers (SHDs) 17, 18
send timeout command 110
sent frames, viewing 148
server driver, Novell NetWare 89
server features 17
configuring
NetWare 60, 100, 104
Windows NT 60
installing NetWare 99
maintaining
NetWare 104
Windows 60
removing 140, 141
SHD_LEVEL 103
shielded twisted-pair (STP) cable 154
single collisions, viewing 147
Slot Number 103
183
slots
multiple NICs, NetWare 91
obtaining numbers, NetWare 92
software
3Com NIC Diagnostics program,
installing 50
NetWare drivers, installing 89
removing 138
updating 51
Windows network drivers,
installing 39
spanning tree 61, 104
specifications
cabling, RJ-45 port 33
NIC 153
speed, link, viewing 148
SQE errors, viewing 147
Statistics tab 145
statistics, network, viewing 147
STP wire 154
straight-through cable 137
support databases, accessing 131
Support tab 145
system requirements
NetWare 91, 167
Windows 39, 167
T
TCP and IP checksum offload 26, 73
TCP segmentation offload 26, 73
TCP/IP checksum offload, enabling for
NetWare 103
technical support
3Com Knowledgebase Web
Services 172
3Com URL 171
bulletin board service 172
fax service 173
network suppliers 173
product repair 175
test
Network 145
NIC 146
text files, EtherCD 164
timeout 109
traffic prioritization
configuring 58, 68
overview 17, 20, 25
184
INDEX
transmit
deferrals, viewing 147
load balancing 19, 60
underruns, viewing 147
Transmit LED, viewing 130, 147
troubleshooting
cable 134
cleaning up a failed
installation 132
error messages 132
group configuration 112
hubs 137
hubs with crossover cable 137
LEDs 130
load balancing
NetWare 112
Windows 71
MBA boot ROM 120
network connection 133, 136
NIC installation 132
Remote Wake-Up 135
Windows 2000 property
settings 72
twisted-pair cable, description 154
U
ungroup command 111
uninstalling
DynamicAccess server features
NetWare 141
Windows 2000 140, 141
Windows NT 140
network driver 138
unshielded twisted-pair (UTP)
cable 33, 154
updating
network driver 51
NIC diagnostic program 51
upgrading Windows 95 to
Windows 98 29
URL 171
V
VERBOSE 103
verifying
driver installation, NetWare 102
successful installation 48
virtual NIC 18
VLANs 17
802.1p Support property 62
Windows 60
configuration guidelines 62
creating 67
deleting or editing 70
ID numbers, legal ranges 67
number allowed in a server 62
window, defined 63
W
wait tmo command 111
warning messages, sending to NetWare
console 103
Windows
adding NICs to a group 66
changing the primary NIC 69
creating a group 65
creating a VLAN 67
driver installation requirements 39,
167
maintaining server features 60
system requirements 39, 167
Windows 2000
802.1p support property 61
changing property settings 72
duplex, setting 114
installing
driver 40
DynamicAccess 58
multiple NICs 52
media type, setting 115
miniport and LAN connections,
identifying 72
offload features 26, 73
removing NIC software 138
verifying installation 48
Windows 95
Build 950 45
installing
driver 44
multiple NICs 52
OSR2 46
removing NIC software 139
upgrading to Windows 98 29
verifying installation 49
INDEX
Windows 98
installing
driver 43
multiple NICs 52
removing NIC software 139
upgrading from Windows 95 29
verifying installation 49
Windows NT
installing DynamicAccess 58
Windows NT 4.0
help, driver installation 40, 167
installing driver 48
multiple NIC installations 53
removing NIC software 139
verifying installation 49
185
Windows system tray, 3Com icon 148
workgroup keep-alive packet 24
World Wide Web (WWW) 171, 172
Y
Year 2000 compliance 2
yellow exclamation point (!) in
Windows Device Manager 132
FCC CLASS B STATEMENT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1 This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2 This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from the one which the receiver is
connected to.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:
The Interference Handbook
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402.
Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
Tested to comply with the FCC Standards for home and office use.
NOTE: In order to maintain compliance with the limits of a Class B digital device, 3Com requires that
you use quality interface cables when connecting to this device. Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by 3Com could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Refer to the manual for
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We declare under our sole responsibility that the
Model:
3CR990-TX-95
3CR990-TX-97
3CR990SVR95
3CR990SVR97
Description:
EtherLink 10/100 PCI fwith 3XP Processor Network Interface Card
Client NIC for DES (56-bit) encryption
EtherLink 10/100 PCI fwith 3XP Processor Network Interface Card
Client NIC for 3DES (168-bit) encryption and DES (56-bit) encryption
EtherLink 10/100 PCI fwith 3XP Processor Network Interface Card
Server NIC for DES (56-bit) encryption
EtherLink 10/100 PCI fwith 3XP Processor Network Interface Card
Server NIC for 3DES (168-bit) encryption and DES (56-bit) encryption
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the following standards or other
normative documents:
■
ANSI C63.4-1992 Methods of Measurement
■
Federal Communications Commission 47 CFR Part 15, subpart B
15.107 (e) Class B Conducted Limits
15.109 (g) Class B Radiated Emissions Limits
3Com Corporation, 5400 Bayfront Plaza, P.O. Box 58145, Santa Clara, CA 95052-8145
(408) 326-5000
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domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install and use the equipment according to
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