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OS/2 - Technical => Hardware => Topic started by: jdeb on 2012.06.21, 15:14:14

Title: LAN Driver not working
Post by: jdeb on 2012.06.21, 15:14:14
I am putting together a file server with eCS 2.1. I am not getting a internet connection. Install went very smooth. Everything appears to be stable and responsive except for the LAN. The default driver for the install is an Intel Pro1000 Mac driver. The system specs are as follows...

Motherboard: Super Micro X8SIL-O with 2x IntelĀ® 82574L Gigabit Ethernet Controllers on-board.
http://www.supermicro.com/xeon_3400/Motherboard/X8SIL.cfm?IPMI=N
 
RAM: 4GB (2x2) Crucial DDR3-1333 ECC CT25672BA1339
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148400&Tpk=CT25672BA1339

CPU: Intel Pentium G6950
http://ark.intel.com/products/43230/Intel-Pentium-Processor-G6950-(3M-Cache-2_80-GHz)

Should I be using a different LAN Driver?

Thanks in advance.  :)
 
Title: Re: LAN Driver not working
Post by: DougB on 2012.06.21, 15:53:57
You probably need the new one from the Software Subscription Betazone.
Title: Re: LAN Driver not working
Post by: ivan on 2012.06.21, 15:57:43
A couple of things.

First, does LANTRAN.LOG show the two instances of the E1000 driver as loaded?

Second, have you given each instance of the driver a separate 'Slot/Device Identifier'?

I have a couple of older SuperMicro servers (X6 series SMP) with two intel 82541 Gigabit controllers that work without any problems at all.

ivan
Title: Re: LAN Driver not working
Post by: jdeb on 2012.06.22, 19:07:11
Thanks for the replies.

The new drivers did not solve the issue.

I ran out of time last night to check LANTRAN.LOG.

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Second, have you given each instance of the driver a separate 'Slot/Device Identifier'?

How might that be done? I guess I can check the help file. Is that done through the hardware manager?
Title: Re: LAN Driver not working
Post by: ivan on 2012.06.22, 20:56:14
You use MPTS.

Open MPTS Network Adapters & Protocol Services and select the first adapter (adapter-select.jpg).  Then select edit and a list of the parameters will open and you can make the necessary changes (adapter-edit-parameters.jpg).

Do this for the second adapter.

Also make sure that you aren't trying to bind the same TCPIP protocols to both adapters - at least I think it is TCPIP going on memory.  You should also note which adapter TCPIP is attached to and use that port to connect to the internet.  I don't have that problem here as everything goes through a 48 port managed switch.

ivan
Title: Re: LAN Driver not working
Post by: jdeb on 2012.06.23, 15:58:56
Thanks Ivan and Doug. Found it  ;D. That was exactly what I was looking for. Soon as I typed mpts I was good to go. They needed to be configured.

I feel like an idiot, eventually I found it was right under hardware manager  :-[. I have become so accustomed to other OS's that the simplicity of eCS alludes me somewhat. I am not used to an OS doing what I tell it to do.  I have so much to catch up on and learn from my Warp days. Too big of a lapse between IBM dropping OS/2 and eCS.

Title: Re: LAN Driver not working
Post by: ivan on 2012.06.23, 22:36:47
I'm pleased you are up and running.

The thing you must remember with OS/2 eCS is that YOU are in charge not some company.

ivan