IBM Dual LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter.
@8FAA.ADF - IBM Dual LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter
@8FAA.DGS - IBM Dual LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter
e2qh2000.boo Dual LANStreamer
MC 32 Adapter Instructions (*.boo file)
e2ri8000.boo Dual EtherStreamer
MC 32 Adapter Instructions
STRFLASH.EXE Flash Update Utility Diskette
- Updated FDX microcode for DLS MC32.
NOTE: Do not flash MCA DLS in a
520. Pull MCA DLS from system and flash in seperate system. Flashing in
the 520 CAN PERMANENTLY DAMAGE the microcode
on the DLC.
STRS720.EXE Streamer Package for Server 720
Streamer Log Utility View message log maintained
in flash memory
MC 32 Adapter FRU 73G7140
(Image and text
via William R. Walsh)
|P2 “Port B” RJ45 TR
P3 “Port A” RJ45 TR (RPL
off of this port)
U14, 53 Bel/IBM 60G3157
U17, 106 73G7123 (adapter microcode)
U26, 51 IBM 73G2692
|U30, 60 IBM 63G9811
MCA bus interface
U36, 42 AMD 73G1638
U37, 52 IBM 50G7028
Y1 40.0000 Mhz
Y2, 3 49G3198
U30, 60 – IBM 63G9811 (MCA bus interface,
used on Lanstreamer MC32, Auto LS MC32 and 8229 LAN bridge TR interface
There are a lot of parts on this adapter. It has a fairly high component
Unlike the Auto Lanstreamer MC32, Lanstreamer MC32 and the 8229 bridge
TR interface card, there are no status LEDs of any sort on this adapter
If you use Windows NT 4.0 (workstation or server)
with this adapter, you must use Service Pack 3 or higher. Microsoft decided
they should count MCA slots differently than IBM did. As a result, IBM
Streamer family adapters don't work out of the box on a fresh NT install.
You will get "a device attached to the system is not functioning" messages
in the system event log and the adapter will not come up.
I don't know if my adapter is halfway broken or not, but thus far only
port B on mine works. I am presently investigating this issue to see if
it can be resolved.
If you do elect to update the microcode on your adapter,
it may be a good idea to run your computer on backup power during the flashing
process. I would also suggest cycling power to the system before you do
the flash to be sure you are "starting fresh".
The Dual LANStreamer MC 32 adapter
has two ports with a supported data rate of 4 Mbps or 16 Mbps. You
could use UTP on one port and STP on the other, likewise the data rates
do not have to be the same for both ports. The Dual LANStreamer requires
a 386 or better.
NOTE: To do RIPL, you must
use adapter's port A.
8 Incompatability in 8595 and 9595
A 00017100 (171) error occurs on POST (Power-On System Test). This
problem may occur on 8595/9595 models xLx or xHx systems during the installation
of any of the following adapters in micro channel slot 8:
- IBM LANStreamer MC 32 / 16
- IBM EtherStreamer MC 32
- IBM Auto / Dual LANStreamer MC 32
- IBM Dual EtherStreamer MC 32
Fix (Pretty wild, eh?)
Do not install any of the affected adapters in slot 8. Relocate any
of the affected adapters to one of the other microchannel slots.
ADF Sections AdapterId
08FAAh "IBM Dual LANStreamer MC 32 Adapter"
Adapter Data Rate
This Token Ring Network Adapter can operate at two different
data rates: 4 Mbps or 16 Mbps. The choices are Autosense, in which
the adapter determines the data rate, 16 Mbps data rate, and 4 Mbps data
rate. (Ed. I recommend setting to 16Mbps
if network supports it. Autosense may not correctly set ringspeed)
16 Mbps, 4 Mbps
Select the interrupt level that the adapter will use to
interrupt the system unit. The preferred interrupt level is 3, but
the adapter can operate on any of the four levels if necessary. NOTE...If
multiple Auto LANStreamer adapters are present in the system, they must
all be set to the same interrupt level.
2, 10, 11
Adapter I/O Address Range
This allows you to select the micro channel I/O address
range of the adapter. This adapter utilizes two 256 byte regions
on 1024 byte boundaries. For micro channel I/O cycles, this Token Ring
Network adapter is selected when the micro channel I/O address is within
its respective 256 byte region. If more than one adapter is used in your
computer, each adapter must be assigned separate I/O address ranges.
<"1C00-1CFF & 2000-20FF">,
"2000-20FF & 2400-24FF" and many more...
Remote Program Load Address Range
This Token Ring Network adapter Remote Program Load (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
"C4000-C7FFF", "C8000-CBFFF", "CC000-CFFFF", "D0000-D3FFF", "D4000-D7FFF",
Streaming Data Select
This Token Ring Network Adapter can operate with or without
Data Streaming. For best performance, select <Enabled>.
<"Enabled ">, "Disabled"
Bus Arbitration Fairness controls whether the adapter
will share the bus equitably with other devices or retain control of the
bus as needed. Under normal circumstances, select <ON>.
<"Fairness ON ">,
This Token Ring Network adapter utilizes 2 arbitration
levels. If more than one adapter is used in your computer, each adapter
must be assigned separate arbitration levels.
<"Level 8 & 9">,
Parity Enable/Monitor Feedback
This Token Ring Network adapter provides the capability
of generating and checking data and address parity. In addition,
this adapter also provides the capability of monitoring slave device's
Selected Feedback Return Exception signals during DMA operations.
<"Parity OFF/Monitor OFF">,
"Parity ON /Monitor OFF", "Parity OFF/Monitor ON ", "Parity ON /Monitor