|Part I. Win95
Use SMC driver provided in Win95 CD ( any version ).
Do not forget to give the slot number in the Network/
Property/ Description section,
where you actually locate your adapter. That's
Win 95 doesn't detect the card so add the driver manually.
Start > Setting > Control Panel > Network >Network setting.
Hit "add" button and install required network service and protocol
For network adapter, choose "SMC" as a manufacturer, also choose "SMC
EtherCard Plus /A (MCA,TP/AUX) (WD8013EW/A)" from the product
Now in the "network setting" page you can see the SMC adapter you've
Hit the adapter then > property > Description. Here you will
see "slot number" without its value.
Hit the circle for "V" and then define the
actual MCA slot number where the adapter is sitting.
Hit OK. Back in the main page, complete other network settings such as
user name, workgroup and so on.
Hit OK. Win95 will load drivers. ( Win 95 CD is required )
Reboot your system. Everything should be fine.
|If you want to see "IBM PS/2 Adapter xxxxx " in the selection
list and (after completion of the adapter setting) in the device list (
or here, there and everywhere), you can do it modifying NETSMC.INF.
For example I have "IBM PS/2 Adapter /A for Ethernet Networks 92F0046"
in the device manger page.
Part II. Windows NT4
Mr. Nishikawa examined beta version of NT4 precisely then he
found out how to use the card under NT4 in early days of 1997. Many
Japanese Ethernet users applied his trick for their NT4 commercial version.
Install NT without Network at this point. ( If you have NT4 already
installed in your machine, no need to re-install it )
After NT installation completed you need to modify only one file.
Search oemnadwm.inf which
usually locates under c:\winnt\system32( depends on your NT setting
). Repeat; the file name is OEMNADWM.INF.
Open oemnadwm.inf with notepad.exe and amend
line #13 ( which is in [CardInfo] section )
= 201, 97, wd8013wpa, 25033
Rewrite to WD8013WPA = 212, 239,
you should keep the original file in some "work" dir so that you
can restore the original file when you want to use an SMC adapter later.
You may skip this step. This step is not mandatory.
Amend line #3 under [OptionsTextENG] section near the bottom of
Original WD8013WPA = "SMC (WD) 8013WP /A"
Rewrite to WD8013WPA = "IBM Ethernet Adapter ID 92F0046 (SMC)"
This step allows you to select the adapter with the name of "IBM
xxxx " instead of
"SMC (WD) 8013WP/A" when you add the adapter in the network page.
You may use any name you like.
Start>Control Panel>Network>Adapter then select "Add Adapter".
Choose "IBM Ethernet Adapter ID 922F004 (SMC)" from the product list
if you have changed [OptionsTextENG] section.
Choose "SMC (WD) 8013WPA" if you have skipped step 4.
Complete other Network setting.
Reboot your system. you will see another PC on your network.
If you can access other PC(s) and it's Shared Resources properly, then
you have succeeded.
If you CAN see another PC on the network but you CAN
NOT access it's Shared Resources, then you need to change
adapter setting using your reference diskette ( or system partition).
Boot your system and go for system configuration.
Select "Change configuration", and in the adapter section, change
RAM Address Range to one of the following values;
16K: C0000 - C3FFF, 16K;
C4000 - C7FFF, 16K: C8000 - C8FFF,
16K; CC000 - CFFFF, 16K;
D0000 - D3FFF, 16K; D4000 - D7FFF,
16K; D8000 - DBFFF, 16K;
DC000 - DFFFF,
You may use some of 8K ranges but 16K range will be recommended to
get faster operation. If you are sure that you can rewrite
@EFD4.adf so that all 8K ranges and the rest of 16K ranges will not come
up while you select the RAM Address Range using F6/F5 key, then rewrite
@EFD4.ADF. I'm not good at rewriting adf files.
Save setting and reboot your system.
Use a magic expression like "Open Sesame" so that you can get a good
connection this time.
Explanation and note:
NT checks MCA Adapter ID when it loads the driver for SMC card.
Above amendment in #1. is to cheat NT using ID EFD4 instead of 61C9 as
if WD8013WPA has ID EFD4.
Let's examine again.
Original for SMC; WD8013WPA = 201, 97, wd8013wpa, 25033
Each value means;
201=C9h, 97=61h, 25033=61C9h ( Values indicates
adapter ID for SMC card )
hence these values should be rewritten to indicate
those of IBM 92F0046.
So the amended line " WD8013WPA = 212, 239,
wd8013wpa, 61396" means;
212=D4h, 239=EFh, 61396=EFD4h (Adapter ID
IBM EFD4 uses different RAM Address Ranges which are not defined
for SMC adapter in it's ADF. Most possibly only the RAM
Address Ranges defined equally on both adapters should be assigned to get
proper operation using a EFD4 with the SMC driver.
|Neither Mr. Nishikawa nor I are responsible for any troubles caused
by above instruction.
If anybody wants to introduce above instruction on his/her web site,
please include name Mr. Masaru Nishikawa; the editor of original description.
He/She is requested to correct/amemd/edit/modify above instructions to
proper and plain English ( or any language ) so that the readers may not
misunderstand the method.
9595-6NG (japanese model ): NT4 with SP3 and
P-90 complex, ECC 160MB RAM, XGA+Winsprint
1000i( oops, have no 512KB VGA /A ),
Corvette, 2G DFHS and 4G Hitachi HD, 128MB
MO, IBM x2 CD-ROM and 92F0046.
PS/55 5530-Lxx ( with -R planar); Win 95B
AMD 5x86-133 on an interposer, 32MB RAM, XGA-2,
EIDE 680MB HD and 92F0046.
92F0046's are working fine for NT4 <-->
Win95B and Win95B <--> Win95B via NETBEUI.