Installing the PROATM-WDM package For the PROATM

Installing the PROATM-WDM package
For the PROATM-155 Adapters
The PROATM-WDM package allows the PROATM adapters to work in a Windows environment
without needing the Microsoft ATM stack no longer available since Windows Vista.
The PROATM-WDM package includes a Windows WDM driver and a virtual Ethernet miniport driver
emulating Classical IP (RFC 1577) and/or multiprotocol (RFC 2684).
This package is supported in the following environments:
Windows XP to Windows 10 in 32-bit and 64-bit.
PROATM-V155, PROATM-E155, and PROATM-P155 adapters.
It supports the UBR, CBR, and VBR qualities of service.
Installing PROATM-WDM
Please note that you must login as system administrator to be able to install the driver because
it is not certified by Microsoft.
1. Install the PROATM adapter and power on the computer.
2. When the Windows OS detects a new hardware, select Cancel to abort the installation.
3. Launch the proATMWDMSetup.exe utility.
4. The setup utility copies all PROATM-WDM files in the selected folder (by default: c:\program
files\prosum\proatm-wdm ).
5. Then the setup utility suggests to go ahead with the driver installation. Do not uncheck
Launch Driver Installation.
6. Accept everything each time a security dialog box opens to get some confirmation. This
installation process may take a long time. Do not stop the process, even if you are asked for
this by Windows.
7. After the setup completes, the PROATM WDM driver is installed, as well as the Virtual
Ethernet Adapter. You can modify the driver settings or add new virtual Ethernet adapters by
using the PROATM Manager utility. You should find a shortcut on the desktop.
PROATM Manager
This program allows you to check the installed drivers, to change their settings, and to add or remove
virtual Ethernet adapters.
You should see as many WDM drivers as PROATM adapters are installed into your computer. You
can change the setup of each ATM adapter, but notice that most of time this is not recommended.
Miniport Ethernet Driver
The Miniport driver emulates NIC's that are seen as Ethernet adapters by the Windows OS. These
fake Ethernet adapters connect to ATM networks via permanent virtual circuits (PVCs).
Virtual Ethernet Adapters
During the installation process, an Ethernet virtual NIC is installed. By default, this NIC transmits and
receives over the ATM network by using the CLASSICAL IP protocol through the PVC 0, 32. To
modify these settings, select the virtual adapter and click Settings. To add new virtual adapters click
Add New. You will be asked to provide some parameters and a new virtual adapter will be added to
the current list.
Setting Up an Ethernet Virtual NIC:
LAN Protocol Encapsulation
Select the protocol used to carry the Ethernet packets through the
ATM. There are two options: Classical IP over PVC's as described in
RFC 1577 or Multiprotocol as described in RFC2684.
Max Frame Size
Specify here the size limit of IP packets that will be transported by the
ATM protocol. The default value is 9180.
Locally Administered MAC
Check this box if you wish to replace the Ethernet MAC address
assigned by default to the virtual adapter by a custom address. You
must enter 12 hexadecimal digits.
Enter the VPI and VCI values to select the ATM VC that will be used
to transport the Ethernet packets.
Quality of Service
Specify here the quality of service used by the ATM VCs, either UBR,
IP Addresses
PROATM-WDM makes it possible to bind several IP addresses with specific PVC's. You just have to
create one Virtual Ethernet Adapter for each binding.
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