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ID:BN Banyan Vines Network setup
Quarterdeck Technical Note #116 Filename: BANYAN.TEC
by Dan Sweeney CompuServe: BANYAN.TEC
Last revised: 2/18/92 Code: NW

Subject: A discussion of Banyan networking software and Quarterdeck products.

Q: Are Quarterdeck products compatible with Banyan Network Drivers?

A: Yes. In fact, Banyan has published Application Notes certifying QEMM-386
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, device drivers, and 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

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:

Banyan Vines workstation users load a program called BAN.EXE, this
program is actually a TSR that loads 2 other TSRs, NEBAN (the program
loaded varies depending on the network card used) and REDIRALL (the
redirector, this may be REDIR3,REDIR4, etc.)

OPTIMIZE may not load BAN.EXE high since it needs a big chunk of memory
to initialize itself, but there is a way to split the BANYAN network
programs into parts that load separately and have a better chance to be
loaded high.

Make a batch file called START.BAT with the following entries:


and replace the BAN.EXE line in the AUTOEXEC.BAT to @CALL START.BAT then
run OPTIMIZE. The three TSRs will then load separately and OPTIMIZE will
have a much better chance to load them all high. We have succeeded in
loading all three high here at Quarterdeck using the Stealth feature of

The first line, "C:", makes sure that the C: drive is the current drive.
The second line "CD \BAN" makes sure that the BANYAN directory is the
current directory. These are necessary since the BANYAN TSRs need to
open data files in that directory; otherwise you will get the "Unable to
read PCCONFIG.DB" message. The /NC switch makes BAN load without loading
the network card driver and redirector, so you will see a message "no
network interface enabled": the user should ignore this message.

Q: Are there any special considerations with QEMM-386 and network cards?

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

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.

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