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Artisoft Technical Bulletin
Updated: 04.14.94
Using Windows for Workgroups v3.11 with
LANtastic v5.0 and Above MGM/DMA



Using Windows for Workgroups v3.11 with LANtastic 5.0 and above

This document describes how to install LANtastic version 5.0 or above
on a Windows for Workgroups workstation so that the workstation will
be able to access other LANtastic servers. This document does not
cover connectivity between LANtastic workstations and Windows for
Workgroups servers. Using LANtastic 6.0 and above, this type of
connection is possible, however. Instructions on setting up this type
of connection are contained in the LANtastic 6.0 manual.

Windows for Workgroups nodes are unable to communicate with LANtastic
servers on an existing network. W4W has its own versions of NET,
REDIR, and SERVER which are not compatible with the LANtastic system.
Since W4W is often pre-installed on computers which are destined for a
LANtastic environment, and W4W offers some advantages to Windows 3.1,
it is desirable to be able to have W4W and LANtastic working on the
same computer.

This document describes three (3) ways of installing LANtastic and
Windows for Workgroups so that they work together properly. These ways
are listed below:

Case I - A clean installation of both LANtastic and Windows for
Workgroups:

1] Install Windows for Workgroups, but do not install any networking
options when the install procedure prompts for the network
information. Be sure that Windows does not install any network
drivers or software.

2] Install LANtastic, allowing LANtastic to modify SYSTEM.INI for
you.

3] Verify that there is no DEVICE=IFSHLP.SYS line in the CONFIG.SYS
file. If this device is loaded, comment out or delete this line.


Case II - Converting a Windows for Workgroups workstation to a
LANtastic node:

1] In the "Network" group, run the program "Network Setup". Click
the "Networks.." box and select the "Install Windows support for
the following network only:" button. Select "Artisoft LANtastic
(versions 5.X)". When you get back to the main window of "Network
Setup", it should read "LANtastic versions v5.X".

2] Remove or rename the program NET.EXE in the default Windows
directory. This program will conflict with the LANtastic NET.EXE.

3] Remove the references to the Microsoft network from CONFIG.SYS
and AUTOEXEC.BAT. Detailed instructions on how to do this are
given below.

4] Run LANtastic Install, allowing LANtastic to modify SYSTEM.INI
and any other necessary files for you.


Case III - Converting a Windows for Workgroups workstation to a
LANtastic node "by hand". This method assumes that LANtastic is
already on the node.

1] Run Network Setup in the Network Group. Select the option "No
Network Installed", and save the changes.

2] Using a text editor like EDIT in DOS or SYSEDIT in Windows,
modify the SYSTEM.INI file as follows:

[Boot]
Change
network.drv=lantnet.drv

[386Enh]
Change
network=*vnetbios,lantasti.386
NetHeapSize=64

Change/Add
NetAsynchFallback=TRUE
NetAsynchTimeout=5.0
PerVMFiles=0
EMMExclude=Adapter RAMBASE address range (Only if needed)

Create a [LANtastic] section and add:
Network_IRQ=15 (appropriate IRQ setting for that machine) (Add
one of these lines for each installed adapter)

[Network]
Change
winnet=Lantastic/xx050000
multinet=nonet
ComputerName=Machine Name (Same as specified by REDIR)
Comment=Full Name (Bill The Cat, for example)

Listed below is a simple example SYSTEM.INI file after the above
changes are completed. Note that this is given for reference
purposes only and will not work as-is on any particular machine.

SYSTEM.INI:

[boot]
shell=progman.exe
mouse.drv=mouse.drv
+ network.drv=lantnet.drv
language.dll=
sound.drv=mmsound.drv
comm.drv=comm.drv
keyboard.drv=keyboard.drv
system.drv=system.drv
386grabber=vga.3gr
oemfonts.fon=vgaoem.fon
286grabber=vgacolor.2gr
fixedfon.fon=vgafix.fon
fonts.fon=vgasys.fon
display.drv=vga.drv
drivers=mmsystem.dll
SCRNSAVE.EXE=(None)

[keyboard]
subtype=
type=4
keyboard.dll=
oemansi.bin=

[boot.description]
keyboard.typ=Enhanced 101 or 102 key US and Non US keyboards

mouse.drv=Microsoft, or IBM PS/2
network.drv=Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (version 3.1)
language.dll=English (American)
system.drv=MS-DOS System
codepage=437
woafont.fon=English (437)
aspect=100,96,96
display.drv=VGA

[386Enh]
32BitDiskAccess=OFF
device=*int13
device=*wdctrl
mouse=*vmd
+ network=*vnetbios,lantasti.386
+ PerVMFiles=0
+ NetAsynchTimeout=5.0
+ NetAsynchFallback=TRUE
ebios=*ebios
woafont=dosapp.fon
display=*vddvga
EGA80WOA.FON=EGA80WOA.FON
EGA40WOA.FON=EGA40WOA.FON
CGA80WOA.FON=CGA80WOA.FON
CGA40WOA.FON=CGA40WOA.FON
keyboard=*vkd
+ netheapsize=64
device=vtdapi.386
device=vcd.386
+ rem: device=vshare.386
device=vpicd.386
device=vpd.386
device=*vtd
device=*reboot
device=vdmad.386
device=*vsd
device=*v86mmgr
device=*pageswap
device=*dosmgr
device=*vmpoll
device=*wshell
device=*BLOCKDEV
device=*PAGEFILE
device=*vfd
device=*parity
device=*biosxlat
device=*vmcpd
device=*combuff
device=*cdpscsi
local=CON
FileSysChange=off
PermSwapDOSDrive=C
PermSwapSizeK=7786
transport=vnb.386
device=VASBID.386

[standard]
netheapsize=8

[NonWindowsApp]
localtsrs=dosedit,ced
CommandEnvSize=1024

[mci]
WaveAudio=mciwave.drv 4
Sequencer=mciseq.drv
CDAudio=mcicda.drv

[drivers]
timer=timer.drv
midimapper=midimap.drv
wave=sndbrd.drv

[DDEShares]

[network]
ComputerName=DAN
Workgroup=WORKGRP
UserName=

[ClipShares]
[sndbrd.drv]
NumAdapters=1
InDMA.1=1
OutDMA.1=3

[Network]
+ winnet=Lantastic/xx050000
+ multinet=nonet
+ UserName=BILL
+ ComputerName=BILL_2
+ Comment=Bill The Cat
+ [LANtastic]
+ Network_IRQ=15

+ Lines that have been added or changed

3] Change CONFIG.SYS to remove the Workgroup drivers. These drivers
must be removed to prevent conflicts with the LANtastic drivers.
To remove them, delete or comment out the following lines:

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\PROTMAN.DOS /I:C:\WINDOWS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EXP16.DOS*
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\MSIPX.SYS**
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\WORKGRP.SYS
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS**

* This line may be different, depending upon the installed
adapter.

4] Change AUTOEXEC.BAT by removing or commenting out the following
lines:

C:\WINDOWS\NET START
C:\WINDOWS\MSIPX**
C:\WINDOWS\NETX**

** These lines may or may not be present, depending upon the
installed adapter.

5] Either rename or remove the program NET.EXE from the default
Windows directory. This will ensure the proper NET.EXE runs when
LANtastic calls NET functions.

After these changes, Windows for Workgroups will be functionally
equivalent to Windows 3.1 with the addition of some improved
internal 32-bit programming, and some applications. Some of these
applications are usable with LANtastic, and some are not. Many of
the unusable applications are replaced with components that come
with LANtastic. Each of these components are discussed below:

1] Mail - This program works with versions of LANtastic 5.0 and
above. In Lantastic 6.0, there is groupware called "LANtastic
Exchange" that supercedes this program.

2] Schedule+ - This program works with versions of LANtastic 5.0 and
above. In LANtastic 6.0, there is groupware called "LANtastic
Exchange" that supercedes this program.

3] Network File Manager - This program works with versions of
LANtastic 5.0 and above. It can be used to access file resources
on remote servers. It is not used to create resources for other
workstations to use, however. This function is performed by the
"Net Manager" program in LANtastic. In LANtastic 6.0, a
"LANtastic" menu item is added to the File manager menu bar which
allows access to many of the "LANtastic Net" functions from
within File Manager.

4] Network Print Manager - This program works with versions of
LANtastic 5.0 and above. It can be used to connect logical
printer ports to devices on other servers. It is not used to
create printer resources for other workstations to connect to and
use, however. This function is performed by the "Net Manager"
program in LANtastic.

5] Clipbook - This program will work locally, but will be unable to
share data across the network. The Network Scrapbook in LANtastic
5.0 can be used to perform this function. In LANtastic 6.0, the
"Artisoft LinkBook" will do this. The 6.0 version does DDE as
well as having shared scrapbooks.

6] Network Setup - This program is replaced by the "LANtastic Setup"
program.

7] Remote Access - This program does not work under LANtastic.

8] Log On/Off - This program does not work under LANtastic. The
LANtastic functional equivalent is the "Computers" icon in the
"LANtastic Net" program.

9] Net Watcher - This program does not work under LANtastic. The
LANtastic functional equivalent is the "Manage" icon in the
"LANtastic Net" program.

10] Win PopUp - This program does not work under LANtastic. The
LANtastic functional equivalent is the "Send Popup Message" menu
item in the "LANtastic Net" program.

11] WinMeter - This program does not work under LANtastic. The
LANtastic functional equivalent is the "Manage" icon in the
"LANtastic Net" program.

12] Chat - This program does not work under LANtastic. The LANtastic
functional equivalent is the "Chat" icon in the "LANtastic Net"
program.

13] Hearts - This program does not work under LANtastic. Do not run
this program because it can cause your computer to lock up when
LANtastic is running.

Print Servers and Windows

If the Windows for Workgroups workstation is intended as a LANtastic
Print Server, it is necessary to configure the printer parameters. To
do this, run the NET_MGR program on that machine.

1] Select SHARED RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, select the printer resource,
i.e. @PRINTER, and change CHAR/SECONDS from 0 to 10000. Be sure
to do this for ALL printer resources in the list. Note that
LANtastic 6.0 has a Windows application that allows the user to
set this value on the fly.

2] ESCape back to the Main List in NET_MGR, select SERVER STARTUP
PARAMETERS, and ensure Printer Tasks are set to 1, regardless of
the number of printers actually connected to this machine. With
LANtastic v6.0, set Printer Tasks to the number of printers
connected to the server.

3] Exit NET_MGR to save the changes, then reboot the machine to
allow the changes to take affect.

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE DONE ON ALL MACHINES RUNNING WINDOWS FOR
WORKGROUPS:

1] In Windows, run the Control Panel, select PRINTERS, and disable
the Use Print Manager option.

2] Click on the appropriate printer driver, and click on CONNECT. In
the PORTS section, click on the port hat you are "NET USING" in
STARTNET.BAT. (For example, if you have NET USE LPT1
\\SERVER\@PRINTER in STARTNET.BAT, then click on LPT1; if you
have NET USE LPT2 \\SERVER\@PRINTER, then click on LPT2. )

3] In the TIMEOUTS section, increase DeviceNotSelected to 900, and
TransmissionRetry to 950.

4] Clear the Fast Printing Direct to Port check box, and click on
OK. Exit the Control Panel, saving the changes made.

NOTES:

Windows for Workgroups does not run in standard or real modes. If
you run applications that require one of these modes, or if your
computer has a '286 or below CPU you must use Windows 3.1.

With IFSHLP.SYS removed from the CONFIG.SYS file, 32-bit File
access will not work. This will need to be changed in the Control
Panel program. 32-bit Disk access will work, however.

Windows for Workgroups can use all Artisoft's "AE" and NodeRunner
series boards when they are set to NE2000 mode.

There is a problem with some disk compression software and the
VSHARE VXD that Windows for Workgroups loads in the SYSTEM.INI
file. If the installation is going to be used as a Server and a
Workstation, it is necessary to comment out or remove the VSHARE
line in the SYSTEM.INI. Use DOS SHARE.EXE for LANtastic v5.0, or
use internal sharing in SERVER.EXE for v6.0. Note that this
restriction is only a problem with computers that use disk
compression software like STACKER on a Windows for Workgroups
system with SERVER.EXE loaded.

The Intel EtherExpress 16-Bit network interface card that ships
with Windows for Workgroups will work with LANtastic A/I(tm).
This can be done with either the native low-level driver called
EXP16LAN.EXE or with the LANtastic NDIS support software. This
sofware ships with LANtastic v6.0 and is available for v5.0 from
the Artisoft BBS (see below for the number). For detailed
instructions on how to install NDIS drives and support, see the
LANtastic Manual, or the README files that ship with it. The
EXP16LAN.EXE driver was developed by Intel Corporation. Version
3.01 of the driver is compatible with LANtastic/AI v5.0 and v6.0.
This driver is available on Intel's BBS at (503) 645-6275 or
Artisoft's BBS at (602) 884-8648. Version 3.01 of EXP16LAN.EXE is
not backward compatible with pre- 5.0 versions of LANtastic/AI.
For other types of adapters, you should check the current
compatibility list on Artisoft's BBS. If Windows for Workgroups
was loaded using the Intel EtherExpress(tm) adapter cards, you
must also remove the low level drivers from the CONFIG.SYS file
as shown above.

Should you have any questions concerning the conversion of
Windows for Workgroups networks, call Artisoft Technical Support
at (602) 670-7000.

ARTISOFT, Inc. makes no warranties as to the completeness or accuracy
of this document. LANtastic is a registered trademark of ARTISOFT,
Inc. Company names, brand names, and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies


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