Auto LANStreamer MC 32

@8FA2.ADF - IBM Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter

TRMALS1.EXE   Driver Diskette OS/2, NT, WfW, W95
TRMALS2.EXE  Option/Diagnostic/NDIS3 Driver Diskette
e2qg9000.boo Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Installation  & Testing
NDIS34.EXE NDIS 3.1/4.0 Win95/NT STREAMER version 5.23 (Latest)
TRPALS4.EXE WfW/95/NT NDIS3 Drivers For IBM Streamer Family.
STRFLASH.EXE  Updated FULL DUPLEX microcode Level D0
STRS720.EXE Streamer Adapter usage in IBM PC Server 720 Auto and Dual LS 
STRLOG.EXE  Streamer Log Utility Auto and Dual LS, Auto and Dual ES
WWDU.BIN LanStreamer SCO Unix drivers for ALS, LS, and Etherstreamers
WWDU.TXT LanStreamer SCO Unix Readme

Auto Lanstreamer 32
Updated NDIS 3 and 4 Drivers (better than TRPALS4.EXE)
Lanstreamers under W95   (TRPALS drivers)
Lanstreamers under NT 4   (TRPALS drivers)
Split Bus Compatibility
Lanstreamer Code Levels
Meaning of LEDs
ADF Sections


Auto LANStreamer MC 32 FRU 86H2123 or 60G1593

D1-4 Impedance matching network
DS1 Link activity LED
P2 RJ-45 port
P4 Outline for AUI port?
U26  38H6302 or73G2692
U27 03H6300 or 63G9811
U36 73G1638
U37 50G7028
Y1 40.0000 MHz osc
Y3 32.0000 MHz osc

86H2123 RS/6000 "8-S", it uses the 03H6300 / 38H6302 pair.
60G1593 with the 63G9811 / 73G2692


Updated NDIS 3 and 4 Drivers for Auto LanStreamer

Wolfgang Gehl wrote me and said:
   This seem to be the latest Drivers for W95, NT 3.x and NT 4.0. I have installed steamer.sys ver. 5.23 on my 95XP under NT 4.0. It runs fast and reliable. There are more comfortable configuration options now, unlike those found in TRPALS4.EXE.


Lanstreamers Under W95

Peter Wendt says:
   For what it's worth: if you have an IBM LAN-Streamer adapter (any of the adapters shown below) and want to install them under Win95, you need TRPALS4.EXE Auto LAN-Streamer PCI (!) NDIS3 Driver Disk Ver 1.03 The Win95 subdir contains a W95SETUP.INF, which also includes the files / settings for these MCA-cards as well:

8FA0  IBM LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter
8FA2  IBM Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter
8FA8  IBM EtherStreamer MC 32 Adapter
8FAA  IBM Dual Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter
8FAB  IBM Dual EtherStreamer MC 32 Adapter
8FA4  IBM LANStreamer MC 16 Adapter

Works great with a Auto LAN MC32 in my TR-Network under Win95. Improves data-thoughput quite a lot. Notify that you should use an IRQ above 8 for the 32-bit adapters.

Lanstreamers Under NT 4
   If you mean LANStreamer Adapter/A (not PCI) you should put it in slot 1 hrough 7, not in slot 8. Use NT SP2 or later and the latest NDIS-drivers from HERE and it should work. The problem is a known bug and it's described in the following documents from Microsoft:

Q156324  Differences in Slot #s
Q167632  Failures after applying SP2 (Apply SP3 instead!)


Lanstreamer On Split Bus

   Compatibility problems have been encountered when installing the adapter in a split bus (MC/PCI) system; this resulted in a hardware change on the adapter and several device driver updates. The updated adapter carries a FRU level of 42H2706 or 42H2716 (depending on geography). IBM systems affected are:

             6575-xxx                      8639-Mxx
             6585-xxx                      8640-Mxx
             6876-xxx                      8641-MZx
             6886-xxx                      8641-MDx
                                           8642-xxx

Lanstreamer Microcode Levels

   The microcode has a common base and evolves; therefore, changes are cumulative. Some changes are based on adding new adapters to the Streamer family (adding PCI adapters, multi port adapters). Significant functional changes between levels are as follows.

AC-B3 Fixes to ethernet full duplex operation
B3-B4 Corrected error code 0800 (ICD bus parity error)
B4-C0,C3 Reprioritize frame handling, based on frame types (prevent timeouts in managed nets)
C4-C7 Fix to RIPL
C7-CB Changes how AutoSense works (see note below)
CB-CC Adds TRFDX (token-ring Full Duplex) support - "BETA"
CC-CG Changes to TRFDX, fixes cable sense problem in 'CC', fixes to RPL on PCI adapters
CG-D0 Minor changes for FDX Draft 4 compatibility

Note: To establish compatibility with some speed-detecting hubs (i.e. 3Com and Synoptics) the AUTOSENSE algorithm has been changed. Microcode prior to 'CB' would allow an adapter set to AUTOSENSE, which had a 'saved speed', to be the first to open on a ring; this is no longer the case. It is still recommended that any servers have their adapters set to fixed speeds (16 or 4).

   Adapter diagnostic failures, adapter checks, the amber LED on solid, or the adapter being dropped in a managed network are all indications that a microcode upgrade could fix the problem



Meaning of Blinking LEDs

DEO stopped beating on his "ax" long enough to tap this out -
System Starts, Open State Reached

Amber
Green
Meaning
Blink
Blink
The adapter is waiting for initialization
Off
Off
The adapter initialization is in progress or the computer is powered off.
Off
Blink
No problems detected during self-diagnostic test and is waiting to open.
If this occurs after the adapter is open this means that the adapter has closed.
Off
On
The adapter is open and operating correctly.

System Starts, Errors Detected

Amber
Green
Meaning
On
Off
The adapter self-diagnostic tests failed or there is a problem with the adapter
Blink
Off
The adapter is closed.  One of the following conditions exists:
- The adapter open failed. 
- The adapter detected a wire fault.
- The adapter failed the auto-removal test.
Blink
On
The adapter has detected beaconing or a hard error.



AdapterId 8FA2 IBM Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter

Adapter Data Rate
   Data rates: 4 / 16 Mbps.  Autosense (adapter determines rate), 16 Mbps, and 4 Mbps rate.
    <"Autosense">, 16 Mbps, 4 Mbps

Interrupt Level
   If multiple Auto LANStreamer adapters are used, they must all be set to the same interrupt level.
     <"Interrupt  3" >, 2, 10, 11

Adapter I/O Address Range
   MCA I/O address range of the adapter.  For MCA I/O cycles, this adapter is selected when the MCA I/O address is within a 256 byte region. If more than one adapter is used in your computer, each adapter must be assigned a separate I/O address range.
    < "1C00-1CFF">, then more choices than Carter's got liver pills...

Remote Program Load Address Range
   This adapter RPL memory space is relocatable within Micro Channel memory space. The adapter memory space may be located on any 16K boundary from hex 000C 0000 to 000D C000.
    <"Disabled">, C0000-C3FFF, C4000-C7FFF, C8000-CBFFF, CC000-CFFFF, D0000-D3FFF, D4000-D7FFF, D8000-DBFFF, DC000-DFFFF

Streaming Data Select
   This Adapter operates with or without Data Streaming.  For best performance, select <Enabled>.
    < "Enabled">, Disabled

Fairness
   The adapter will share the bus equitably with other devices or retain control of the bus as needed.
    <"Fairness ON ">, Fairness OFF

Arbitration Level
   If more than one adapter is used, each adapter must be assigned a separate arbitration level.
     <"Level 1">, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E

Parity Enable/Monitor Feedback
    This adapter can both generate and check data and address parity -AND- monitoring slave device's Selected Feedback Return Exception signals during DMA operations
    <"Parity OFF/Monitor OFF">, Par ON /Mon OFF, Par OFF/Mon ON, Par ON /Mon ON

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