Problems w/ SMC EtherCard Plus 16 (WD8013)

Problems w/ SMC EtherCard Plus 16 (WD8013)

Post by Ying Zha » Tue, 10 Nov 1998 04:00:00



hi

i'm having a strange problem with one of my nics -- an SMC using the WD8013
chip.  throughput going in is max 200-300kbytes/s while outgoing is at a
more normal 900-1100kbytes/s.  i tested with two different computers and
two different nics.

any ideas?  i've checked the ethernet how-to, the sections that talk about
SMC Ultra/EtherEZ and WD80*3 problems.  it talks about possible problems
being related to

1. shared memory problems
2. pci machine not configured to map in ISA memory devices
3. board conflicts (cache or shadow for the memory region)

however, the how-to doesn't really talk about resolving the first two
problems.  has anyone experienced a similar problem?

thanks

ying

 
 
 

1. PC-NFS 5.1 and ODI SMC Ethercard Plus Elite 16

I'm having some really basic trouble getting an SMC Ethercard Plus Elite 16
network card in a 486 DX/33 PC working with the PC-NFS ODI driver.  I have
experience with ODI, IP and Netware, but this one escapes me.  Any ideas?
Does PC-NFS 5.1 work with "NIS+-only" networks?

Server setup: Solaris 2.3 NIS+ server (*not* in NIS compatibility mode)
  with ethers.org_dir table containing ethernet address of PC client,
  separate Solaris 2.3 DNS server, separate Solaris 2.3 pcnfsd server.

Client: DOS 6.0, PC-NFS 5.1 installed to boot using NIS/RARP (ie. no local HOSTS),
  SMC Ethercard Plus Elite 16 settings: IRQ 10, Port 300, Mem CC000, Ethernet_II
  frame, using SMC8000.COM MLID driver + LSL + IPXODI from ftp.smc.com.

NET.CFG file:
Link Driver SMC8000
        Frame Ethernet_II
        Port 300
        Mem cc000 2000/10
        Int 10
        Protocol ipx 8137 Ethernet_II
        Protocol ip 800 Ethernet_II
        Protocol arp 806 Ethernet_II
        Protocol rarp 8035 Ethernet_II

AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
PATH C:\NFS;C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS
SET TZ=GMT0
SET NFSLANG=USA
SET NFSPATH=C:\NFS
SET TN_DIR=C:\NFS\TELNET
SET TNW_DIR=C:\NFS\TELNETW
LOADHIGH LSL
LOADHIGH SMC8000
C:\NFS\PRT *
C:\NFS\NET INIT
LOADHIGH IPXODI
LOADHIGH NETX
C:\NFS\PRT *
C:\NFS\RTM

CONFIG.SYS file:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH
COUNTRY=044,,C:\DOS\COUNTRY.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\DISPLAY.SYS CON=(EGA,,1)
FILES=30
LASTDRIVE=L
DEVICE=C:\NFS\PCNFS.SYS /C^ /3 /R0
DEVICE=C:\NFS\SOCKDRV.SYS
DEVICE=C:\NFS\NFSODI.SYS
STACKS=9,256

C:\NFS\NETWORK.BAT file:
NET NISDOMAIN foe.co.uk
NET START RDR
NET NISSET *
NET PCNFSD *
NET LOGIN *

When I boot the PC, I use Solaris snoop to check for broadcast RARP packets,
but no packets appear.  The following PC error message appears during the NET INIT:

PCNFS  99F : Unknown host. Run `net start rdr hostname *' before other commands.
PCNFS 158W : Warning: no packets received from network: check connectors, etc.

Novell IPX loads and connects ok though, so the card and network are both working.

Thanks for any help.

Richard.
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