ID:BN Banyan Vines Network setup
Quarterdeck Technical Note #116
by Dan Sweeny
Q: Are Quarterdeck products compatible with Banyan Network
A: Yes. In fact, Banyan has published Application Notes
certifying QEMM and DESQview with Vines.
Q: Can I load the network drivers "High" (in the memory area
between 640K and 1024K)?
A: Yes. IF you have EMS 4.0 or EEMS memory using QRAM or an
80386 with QEMM-386, you may load Files, Buffers, FCBs, and
small TSR programs as well as Banyan's drivers into the
unused areas in high memory, provided you have either one
112K or two 64K "High RAM" regions available.
Q: How do I LOADHI Banyan's network drivers?
A: You can LOADHI the drivers by modifying your network
batch file as this example for Ethernet shows:
Q: Are there any special considerations with QEMM and
A: Yes. If your network card (such as Token Ring) has a RAM
buffer, you should exclude it from QEMM so that other memory
is not mapped over the RAM buffer address. For more
information on this subject, obtain TOKEN.TEC from
Quarterdeck's Technical Support Department.
Q: Do I have to do anything special to run DESQview with
Vines or Grapevines?
A: Some PC compatibles require a parameter when starting
DESQview. The symptom is that when a 25th line message is
received the system will hang. If this happens to you, first
determine what IRQ your network card is set at. The example
given is for an Ethernet card set on IRQ 3.
The /HW stands for hardware IRQ, the :0B represents IRQ
3. 0C would stand for IRQ 4, 0D would stand for IRQ 5. The 0 is
a ZERO, not an O. The =U stands for unmask.
Copyright (C) 1991 by Quarterdeck Office Systems
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