Auto Lanstreamer 32
Updated 14 Dec 2006
@8FA2.ADF - IBM
Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter
TRMALS1.EXE Driver Diskette OS/2,
NT, WfW, W95
e2qg9000.boo Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Installation
NDIS34.EXE NDIS 3.1/4.0 Win95/NT STREAMER
version 5.23 (Latest)
TRPALS4.EXE WfW/95/NT NDIS3 Drivers For IBM
STRFLASH.EXE Updated FULL DUPLEX microcode
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
Lanstreamers under NT 4
Split Bus Compatibility
Lanstreamer Code Levels
Meaning of LEDs
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
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..
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.
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:
Differences in Slot #s
Failures after applying SP2 (Apply SP3 instead!)
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:
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.
||Fixes to ethernet full duplex operation
||Corrected error code 0800 (ICD bus parity error)
||Reprioritize frame handling, based on frame types (prevent timeouts
in managed nets)
||Fix to RIPL
||Changes how AutoSense works (see NOTE
||Adds TRFDX (token-ring Full Duplex) support - "BETA"
||Changes to TRFDX, fixes cable sense problem in 'CC', fixes to RPL on
||Minor changes for FDX Draft 4 compatability
NOTE: To establish compatability
with some speed-detecting hubs (ie. 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
DEO stopped beating on his "ax" long enough to tap this out -
System Starts, Open State Reached
||The adapter is waiting for initialization
||The adapter initialization is in progress or the computer is powered
||No problems detected during self-diagnostic test and is waiting to
If this occurs after the adapter is open this means that the adapter
||The adapter is open and operating correctly.
System Starts, Errors Detected
||The adapter self-diagnostic tests failed or there is a problem with
||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.
||The adapter has detected beaconing or a hard error.
IBM Auto LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter
Adapter Data Rate
Data rates: 4 / 16 Mbps. Autosense (adapter determines
rate), 16 Mbps, and 4 Mbps rate.
Mbps, 4 Mbps
If multiple Auto LANStreamer adapters are used, they must
all be set to the same interrupt level.
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.
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.
C4000-C7FFF, C8000-CBFFF, CC000-CFFFF, D0000-D3FFF, D4000-D7FFF, D8000-DBFFF,
Streaming Data Select
This Adapter operates with or without Data Streaming.
For best performance, select <Enabled>.
< "Enabled">, Disabled
The adapter will share the bus equitably with other devices
or retain control of the bus as needed.
<"Fairness ON ">,
If more than one adapter is used, each adapter must be
assigned a separate arbitration level.
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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