Release date: 
Thursday, 26 October, 2006




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A tool for detecting various NIC (Network Interface Card) drivers.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory. Run nicpak.cmd. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

NICPAK (26/10/2006, Chuck McKinnis) Readme/What's new
Installation: Unzip to the root of a drive or diskette without junking the paths (or with PKZIP, using the -d parm). Use: Run NICPAK.CMD to determine if a driver is available. If so, you can then download the driver package file, unzip it to the same root where you unzipped, and run NICPAK.CMD again to install/update the NIF and driver files in \IBMCOM\MACS. You then must run the MPTS configurator to add to and/or update your protocol.ini file. If you allow NICPAK to invoke the MPTS command, it will validate any changes made to \IBMCOM\PROTOCOL.INI against the values in \IBMLAN\IBMLAN.INI. You can run the NIFCHK.CMD to validate all of the NIFs and drivers present in \IBMCOM\MACS on your boot drive. You can optionally check another drive by running NIFCHK.CMD with the full path to \IBMCOM as a parameter. I have also tried to identify chipsets for which I can not find an OS/2 driver. I know that this doesn't make it work but at least you will be aware of that. Several chipsets are used by multiple vendors. In that case, I have tried to determine the basic driver for that chipset and point all of the known descriptions to it. In some cases I have created additional NIF files (but not additional drivers) to account for the unique descriptions. You may get a selection list with more NICs than you have installed because various vendors use the same chipset in their products. Just pick the one that fits. Copyrights: All of the code contained herein is the property of the respective manufacturer and is, or has been, publicly available subject to the license terms of the respective manufacturer. Warranties: All code is provided "AS IS" without any warranties (conditions) of any kind. The respective manufacturer disclaims all warranties (conditions) for the code, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and any warranty of non-infringement. The respective manufacturer is not obligated to provide support of any kind for the code. Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. Limitation of Remedies: In no event will the respective manufacturer be liable for any lost profits, lost savings, incidental or indirect damages or other economic consequential damages, even if the respective manufacturer or its Authorized Supplier has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In addition, the respective manufacturer will not be liable for any damages claimed by you based on any third-party claim. The above limitations of remedies also applies to any developer and/or supplier of the code. Such developer and/or supplier is an intended beneficiary of this section. Some jurisdictions do not allow these limitations or exclusions, so they may not apply to you. Chuck McKinnis  local copy
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