8114 Adapter Installation In Windows 95

Support Bulletin: 6070 Revision A

This document contains instructions for using the 32-bit miniport driver for Windows 95 with the Racore 8114 MCA token ring adapter. If you wish to use the DOS ODI stack with Windows 95 see Document 5290.

What You Need To Start:

A Racore 8114 token ring adapter inserted in an MCA slot in your Windows 95 machine. Your adapter's hardware settings (settings for I/O address, interrupt, DMA channel etc. that do not conflict with any other devices). The Windows 95 Miniport Driver, INF file and the LLC Code file (RCPTRNDS.SYS, OEMSETUP.INF and RTR16LLC.COD). If you don't already have these files click here. You will need to run the self extracting file W95M8113.EXE before proceeding. Your Windows 95 CD or diskettes.

How To Do It:

1. Make sure that you set your adapter to use RAM based MAC/LLC code instead of ROM based. This is done in your machines setup for the slot the adapter is in. While your checking this make sure you verify the I/O address, Interrupt, and DMA channel for later.
NOTE: You can not use the 32-bit device driver with the card in ROM mode.

2. Copy the file RTR16LLC.COD (included in the W95M8113.EXE file above for download) into your Windows 95 system directory (usually just C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM).

3. If you have not already done so, start your machine up into Windows 95. Click on , settings, and select Control Panel. Double Click the Network Icon.

4. Click the Add button, and then double click Adapter.

5. Click the Have Disk button and then use the Browse button to path to where RCPTRNDS.SYS and OEMSETUP.INF are. If you downloaded the files from the link above, browse to where you extracted them. Once you have found the correct path, click on the OK button. If you entered the correct path, you will have four driver choices. Choose the "Racore Preferred ISA Token Ring Adapter" and click OK. When the process is complete you will be back at your Network properties window. Proceed to the next step before closing the Network window.

Advanced.gif 6. Double click on the Racore Adapter now installed in the network components list. This will display the adapter properties window. Choose the Advanced tab. You should see a similar window to the figure to the right. In the Property list choose Bus Type and then select MCA from the list on the right. Next select Network Address on the left and then enter in your 12 digit network address. The address shown in the figure is only an example.
NOTE: Since your using RAM mode for the adapter, you must manually give the network address. The latest versions of our driver may require that the first digit of the Network Address be 4-7 i.e. 40001B345678.

7. Again in the Property list, click on RingSpeed. Select either 4 or 16 Mbps ring speed and make sure this matches your existing ring speed or you will not be able to insert into your ring. The other Property list settings do not need to be modified.

8. Now that you have set your Bus Type, Network Node Address and Ring Speed, Click on the Resources tab at the top. First make sure that Basic Configuration 0 is selected for the Configuration Type, then match the I/O Address, Interrupt and DMA Channel to the values the adapter is set for. If you get any "*" symbols next to your values then you may have a device conflict and you should double check your settings. When you are all done click on the OK button.

9. Click on the OK button now that all the settings have been made to close the Network settings window. Windows 95 will most likely ask for your Windows 95 CD or diskettes, and then prompt you to restart your computer. Choose Yes and the machine will restart. If there is a disk in your floppy drive make sure to remove it. You should now have a working installation of your adapter with the 32-bit Windows 95 driver. If you have further problems double check your hardware resource settings, that you have the 8114 adapter in RAM mode, and that you have copied the RTR16LLC.COD file into your Windows 95 system directory.