@8f6a.adf IBM Ethernet Quad-B2 PeerMaster (BNC)
C8f6a.adf ADP for B2
@8f6d.adf IBM Ethernet Quad-BT PeerMaster (RJ45)
C8f6d.adf ADP for BT
MCA for OS2, NW, Netfinity and NT Drivers, utils
NT 4.0 configuration utility- Very
detailed, supports Traditional and VNET
Look under x:\DRVLIB\NETCARD\x86\QUADENET or x:\i386\DRVLIB.NIC\QUADENET
Do not install a PeerMaster adapter in slot 4 of a Model 85 or 95 server.
Pressure resulting from contact with foam mounted to the side panel might
result in damage to the adapter or computer
Adapter BT and B2
NOTE: LED is normally off prior
to adapter download, and normally on after successful download.
"In addition, the DRAM uses an industry standard SIMM socket
that allows the total DRAM capacity to be expanded up to 16MB to provide
for future function enhancements."
ADVANCED ADAPTER TECHNOLOGY
Most server LAN adapters employ a "shallow" design, which
means that a lot of LAN-related processing is done on the server processor.
Quad PeerMaster Ethernet adapters employ a "deep" design (each adapter
has its own processor), enabling the adapters to off-load selected LAN
functions from the server processor. In addition, the PeerMaster
adapters attach to the MC with the "Miami" module developed by IBM, which
supports 80MB/sec data-streaming mode and
peer-to-peer data transfers across the MC. The advanced channel
interface enables 64-bit wide data transfers direct from adapter to adapter,
with a performance improvement up to four times that of currently available
Ethernet adapter alternatives.
What is the card edge connector for?
>Will this adapter work with Windows 95?
No. All 4 adapters share 1 interrupt.
>And will this device take the place of an external hub?
No. It is a "4 single adapters on one card" ... not a hub.
The IBM * Quad-BT or -B2 PeerMaster * Micro
Channel * Adapters provide the ability to connect your PS/2 *
Micro Channel server to four separate 10Mbps Ethernet LAN segments. Quad-BT
refers to a 10Base-T adapter; Quad-B2 refers to a 10Base2 adapter.
o Perform high performance data transfers between
the host PC and adapter
o Provide high performance data transfers among
ports on an adapter
o Provide high performance data transfers among
ports across multiple adapters with no host processor intervention
o Provide a cost efficient, high performance
means to forward cross-segment traffic without impacting server performance
o Performs 64-bit data transfers across the
Micro Channel at burst rates of 640Mbps, which equals the total bandwidth
of 64 Ethernet ports
These adapters are type 5 Micro Channel adapters. You
can install them only in type 5 adapter system-bus slots. (You can install
type 5 adapters in IBM PS/2 Models 85 and 95 and later-version PS/2 Micro
Channel servers.) Ed. Type 5
refers to the size, not special MCA slot.
IBM Ethernet Quad-BT PeerMaster (RJ45)
AdapterId 08F6DH IBM Ethernet Quad-B2 PeerMaster
Device I/O Address
The system bus I/O address of the adapter.
5C00H-5C1FH, 7C00H-7C1FH, 9C00H-9C1FH, BC00H-BC1FH, DC00H-DC1FH, FC00H-FC1FH
The prioritized interrupt request line on which the adapter
interrupts the system. The interrupt level may be shared with another adapter.
The highest to lowest interrupt priorities are:
<Level 3>, 4, 5
Primary Arbitration Level
Primary arbitration level for bus master direct memory
access (DMA) transfers. An arbitration level of 1 has the highest priority;
increasing levels have corresponding decreased priority.
<Level E>, D, C, B, A, 9, 8,
7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Enables or disables the Streaming Data feature of the
adapter as both a bus master and a slave. Disable causes the adapter to
use the basic data transfer procedures. Streaming data procedure is supported
Selected Feedback Return
Checks for and reports loss of selected feedback return
by the bus master of the adapter.
Address and Data Parity
Enables or disables the address and data parity checking
and generation by the adapter.
First Shared Storage Window Location
There are two independent windows into the random access
memory (RAM) on the adapter. This is the first window that is located in
the read-only memory (ROM) or RAM area. This window is either 8KB
DE000H-DFFFFH: 8KB Window
DC000H-DDFFFH: 8KB Window
DA000H-DBFFFH: 8KB Window
D8000H-D9FFFH: 8KB Window
D6000H-D7FFFH: 8KB Window
D4000H-D5FFFH: 8KB Window
D2000H-D3FFFH: 8KB Window
D0000H-D1FFFH: 8KB Window
CE000H-CFFFFH: 8KB Window
CC000H-CDFFFH: 8KB Window
CA000H-CBFFFH: 8KB Window
C8000H-C9FFFH: 8KB Window
C6000H-C7FFFH: 8KB Window
C4000H-C5FFFH: 8KB Window
C2000H-C3FFFH: 8KB Window
C0000H-C1FFFH: 8KB Window
DC000H-DFFFFH: 16KB Window
D8000H-DBFFFH: 16KB Window
D4000H-D7FFFH: 16KB Window
D0000H-D3FFFH: 16KB Window
CC000H-CFFFFH: 16KB Window
C8000H-CBFFFH: 16KB Window
C4000H-C7FFFH: 16KB Window
C0000H-C3FFFH: 16KB Window
Note: The second window is
used for peer data transfers. The setup program automatically selects this
window above the 1MB boundary in Micro Channel address space. For Model
85 setup instructions, see “Special Instructions for Model 85” below
Special Instructions for Model 85
To provide for peer data transfers, Quad PeerMaster adapters
support a system bus window into their local memory. The location of this
window is normally selected, verified, and reserved by the
automatic configuration program during the adapter installation process.
Due to limitations of the setup program provided on some IBM Model 85 servers,
however, this window is not reserved by the automatic configuration program.
Instead, the device driver provides a default window location for each
installed Quad PeerMaster adapter. The default window location of each
installed adapter is based upon the expansion slot of the adapter in the
Conflicts cannot be detected and resolved by the device
driver. Use the setup program on your system to manually verify that conflicts
do not exist with the default window locations. You may override the default
window locations to resolve possible conflicts. The MEMORY keyword allows
you to override the default values. This keyword specifies a system bus
address for the adapter window base, as follows:
:LOAD [PATH]MXMCA4BT.LAN SLOT=11
N specifies a window base address in MB. Thus, a value
of 100 meanss a base address of 100MB. Minimum value of 4, Maximum
value of 255
|.5s ON/.5sec OFF. Repeats continuously.
DRAM Failure. DRAM memory stick may be missing or loose.
|Insert or reseat memory and try again.
|.5s ON/.5s OFF. Flashes 3 times then stays
|Run adapter diagnostics to get the exact error and recommended action.
|.5s ON/.5 OFF. Flashes 5 times then stays off.
Flash Checksum Failure
|Replace Flash with programmed part.