Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    155
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    DOS/WFW3.11 network drivers

    I have a computer with Windows 3.11 installed on it and a Genius LAN card New GE2000 III (chipset K1306023 (8019AS)).

    I downloaded the driver for the card from Genius.

    I can't get Windows setup to see the OEMSETUP.INF file that it needs to install the driver. I would like to either find out why Win3.11 won't see the WFW3.11 driver or can someone tell me how to install a network driver in DOS?

    Thanks in anticipation

  2. #2
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    New York, New York, USA
    Posts
    2,328
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: DOS/WFW3.11 network drivers

    1. Open your OEMSETUP.INF file for Windows 3.x. This is contents of the file for 3COM 3C509 NIC:

    [disks]
    1 = WFW311 ,"3Com Etherdisk", 3c5x9cfg.exe
    2 = NDIS2DOS ,"3Com Etherdisk", 3c5x9cfg.exe
    3 = NWCLIENT ,"3Com Etherdisk", 3c5x9cfg.exe

    [netcard]
    tcm$elnk3="3Com EtherLink 10 ISA (3C509b)",0,ndis,ethernet,0x07,tcm$elnk3,tcm$elnk3 _nif

    [tcm$elnk3]
    ndis3=1:elnk3.386
    ndis2=2:elnk3.dos
    mlid=3:3c5x9.com

    [tcm$elnk3_nif]
    DRIVERNAME=ELNK3$
    io=IOADDRESS,,hex,"0x200,0x3F0,0x10",0x300,0x32
    slot=SLOT,"Adapter Slot Number",int,"1,8,1",1,0x32
    param=MAXTRANSMITS,"Maximum Transmits",int,"2,50,1",6,0x32

    Is your file look similar? (there are another Oemsetup files for Win95 and WinNT).


    2. To install network driver from DOS, the files PROTMAN.DOS, PROTMAN.EXE and NETBIND.COM are required. Download them from
    <A target="_blank" HREF=ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/clients/msclient/DSK3-1.EXE>ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/clien...ent/DSK3-1.EXE</A>
    Run this EXE to decompress the files and read README.TXT for further steps.
    To install NIC driver you must to add a line in CONFIG.SYS:

    ;For example, for 3COM 3C509 NIC
    DEVICE=ELNK3.DOS

    Also add the corresponding line in PROTOCOL.INI:

    ;For example, for 3COM 3C509 NIC
    [nic]
    drivername = ELNK3$

    Modify these lines for your driver.

  3. #3
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    155
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: DOS/WFW3.11 network drivers

    Thanks for your reply, I'll try what you suggest and post back to the board <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    The Readme.txt didn't seem too helpful - it refers me to the manual - but I'll follow my nose.

  4. #4
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
    Posts
    155
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: DOS/WFW3.11 network drivers

    Beautiful, it works perfectly now. Thanks for your help, kaplinb.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •