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Subject  :  Activating onboard nic
Author  :  PHE
Date  :  02 Jun, 2006 on 13:58
Hello,

I want to activate Ethernet (TCPIP, netbeui, . . ) on Warp 4 (by MPTS).
For this I've firts to load the corresponding nic-driver.
I get errors when I boot up the PC.

Here is what I get :


BroadCom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet OS/2 NDIS Driver v1.11 (020510)
Copyright (D) 2002 Broadcom Corporation. All rights reserved.
Could not find adapter

The driver failed to load.
SYS1201: The device driver C:\IBMCOM\MACS\B57.OS2 specified in the DEVICE
statement on line 140 of the CONFIG.SYS file was not installed.
Line 140 is ignored.
Press Enter to continue . . .

ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCDIFADDR): no such interface
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable
Press Enter to continue . . .

Does somebody know how to activate the onboard NIC (B57) of a HP Compaq Evo NC6000 (in OS2 WARP V4).

When I specify the PCI-bus and device (in the protocol.ini) as windows reports, this will not solve the problem.


Thanks,

PHE


Subject  :  Re:Activating onboard nic
Author  :  BigWarpGuy
Date  :  02 Jun, 2006 on 14:09
Is it enabled in the bios? When it first boots up, one can get into the bios settings. Could it be disabled? It might not be the answer but worth checking.

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Subject  :  Re:Activating onboard nic
Author  :  PHE
Date  :  02 Jun, 2006 on 14:44
It is enabled in the BIOS.

It is working well in XP (it is a multi-boot pc)

regards,


Subject  :  Re:Activating onboard nic
Author  :  rudi
Date  :  02 Jun, 2006 on 16:21
The latest B57 driver is from 2005...

Subject  :  Re:Activating onboard nic
Author  :  warpcafe warpcafe@yahoo.de
Date  :  02 Jun, 2006 on 16:42
PHE,

the quick path would be to install Chuck McKinnis NICPAK I guess:

http://www.7cities.net/~mckinnis/os2/

If that is not working or you don't want to, try to download and run the PCI sniffer from hobbes.

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=pci+agp+sniffer

That could be helpful in finding the resources used by the device or when trying to look for a driver for "compatible chipsets".

HTH
Greetings
Thomas


Subject  :  Re:Activating onboard nic
Author  :  Fahrvenugen
Date  :  02 Jun, 2006 on 16:44
Try the driver on the page:

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/downloaddrivers.php

It is from 11/29/05. I don't know which driver you are using based on the info you've provided (check the date on the file itself), but the download on the above page appears to be the latest from Broadcom.


Subject  :  Re:Activating onboard nic
Author  :  ChrisR roossien@gmail.com
Date  :  02 Jun, 2006 on 17:24
Could be IRQ (interrupt) sharing problem.
Several main boards have this problem, they come with windoze drivers for it, leaving the rest of the world out.
PC's are sold with a working windoze installed and that's it, if you like it or not, they have deals with M$.
Solutions;
Try to give the nic an exclusive interrupt in the bios if possible which is not shared with other devices. not always easy to do.
Search in hobbes for pciirq and set the interrupt in eCS with this driver.

Subject  :  Re:Activating onboard nic
Author  :  PHE
Date  :  05 Jun, 2006 on 21:54
I downloaded version 8.28.

Now I do not get the errors anymore.

Thanks for you hints.


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