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Rawrite.exe
Operating Systems
Diagnostic
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A
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14Kb
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rawrite.exe
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This is a Microsoft-base utility that is used to create disk images for use with our diagnostic disk image files
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Rawrite Documentation
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Diagnostic
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A
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2Kb
File Name
rawrite3.doc
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Documentation on using Rawrite.exe.

RaWrite 1.3
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Disclaimer of Warrenty
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Users of this software must accept this disclaimer of warranty: "This
software is supplied AS IS. Mark Becker disclaims all warranties, expressed
or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability
and of fitness for any purpose. Mark Becker assumes no liability for
damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of this
software."
Purpose
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Write a disk image file to a floppy disk.
Equipment/Software Requirements
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* PC/XT/AT or 100% compatible with at least 256K of RAM and a floppy disk
drive.

* MS-DOS version 3.21 or greater.

* A formatted diskette.

This program uses well-documented generic low-level DOS and BIOS functions.
It should run on nearly every PC in existance. PS/2's should be able to run
RaWrite but this has not been tested.


CAVEAT
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This program will write ANY disk file to a floppy, overwriting any previous
information that may have been present. If you wish to re-use a diskette
that has been written to by RaWrite then that diskette will probably need to
be reformatted; all MS-DOS specific information will have been erased.
Usage
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C> RAWRITE

And follow the prompts. All arguments are case-insensitive.

If the source and destination drives are the same, RaWrite will ask the user
to swap diskettes as required. Rawrite allocates a large buffer in RAM to
reduce the number of disk swaps.

RaWrite may be aborted at any time by typing ^C or CTRL-Break.
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Bootable Diagnostic
Operating Systems
Diagnostic
Version Driver
1.92
Size Driver
1.4Mb
File Name
1800056g.i
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Review the procedures for creating a bootable diskette for Windows or Linux.
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Device Driver
Operating Systems
FreeBSD 4.x
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
31Kb
File Name
1800254a.tgz
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Device Driver
Operating Systems
FreeBSD 5.1
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
30Kb
File Name
1800255a.tgz
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Device Driver
Operating Systems
FreeBSD 5.2
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
30Kb
File Name
1800255a.tgz
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Device Driver
Operating Systems
FreeBSD 5.3
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
30Kb
File Name
1800255a.tgz
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Device Driver
Operating Systems
Linux
Version Driver
2.05
Size Driver
207Kb
File Name
1800024i.tgz
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Building Loopback Plugs
Operating Systems
Manual PDF
Version Manual
A
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99Kb
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2000042_a.pdf
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RocketPort ISA and PCI Series
Building Loopback Plugs
Hardware Tech Tip

Introduction
Loopback plugs are used with the diagnostic software to
test serial ports. This Hardware Tech Tip discusses
building loopback plugs for use with the following
RocketPort cards:
• RocketPort ISA- and PCI-bus boards that use an
external RS-232 or RS-232/422 interface box
• RocketPort ISA- and PCI-bus boards that use the
Quadcable or Octacable interfaces
• RocketPort 4J or 8J boards
Note: The Hardware Installation Cards contain
information about how to build loopback plugs for
the RocketPort 485 and RocketPort PCI 422 cards .

Building DB25 Male Loopback Plugs
Wire the following pins
together for an RS-232 plug.
• Pins 2 to 3
• Pins 4 to 5 to 22
• Pins 6 to 8 to 20
Wire the following pins
together for an RS-422 plug.
• Pins 15 to 19
• Pins 17 to 25

Building DB9 Female Loopback Plugs
Wire the following pins together for
an RS-232 plug:
• Pins 1 to 4 to 6
• Pins 2 to 3
• Pins 7 to 8 to 9

Building RJ45 Loopback Plugs
Wire the following pins together for an
RJ45 plug:
• Pins 4 to 5
• Pins 1 to 8
• Pins 2 to 6 to 7

Building RJ11 Loopback Plugs
Wire the following pins together for an
RJ11 plug:
• Pins 1 to 5 to 6
• Pins 3 to 4

Technical Support
• Model number
• Serial number
• Interface type
• I/O address and IRQ
• Operating system type and release
• Device driver version
• PC make, model, and speed
• List other devices in the PC and their addresses
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Hardware Installation
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Manual PDF
Version Manual
D
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221Kb
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2000046.pdf
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Also, contains all hardware-related information, including connectors, interfaces, and specifications. RocketPort Plus
Hardware Installation

Introduction
This Hardware Installation document discusses the
following information:
• Product overview
• RocketPort terminology
• Before installing the hardware
• Installing the hardware
• Interface overview
• Interface connectors and building loopback plugs
- DB9
- DB25
- RJ45
• Hardware specifications
• FCC notices
• Troubleshooting and creating diagnostics
• Contacting Technical Support

Product Overview
The RocketPort Plus series multiport serial card fits into
the PCI slot of a personal computer, and uses a 44 MHz
processor specifically designed to process asynchronous
serial communications.
The RocketPort Plus series uses Application Specific
Integrated Circuits (ASICs) technology to replace most
hardware components, including:
• Theprocessor
• Serial controller
• Bus interface logic and other miscellaneous logic
To eliminate memory mapping conflicts, the RocketPort
Plus series is I/O mapped.

Before Installing the Hardware
Read this subsection:
• If you already have one or more RocketPort ISA cards
installed in your system.
• If you plan to install a combination of RocketPort ISA
and RocketPort PCI cards at this time.
Existing RocketPort ISA Cards Installed:
You must deconfigure and remove any existing RocketPort
ISA cards before installing RocketPort PCI cards. After
you have successfully installed the RocketPort PCI cards,
reinstall the RocketPort ISA cards.
Explanation:
I/O addressing for RocketPort PCI cards is handled
automatically by the computer’s BIOS when you first
power up the computer after installing the cards.
I/O addresses for RocketPort ISA cards are set manually
using DIP switches on the card. If you install an ISA card
before installing a RocketPort PCI card, the ISA card
addressing may interfere with the computer’s ability to
recognize the RocketPort PCI card which may prevent the
PCI card from functioning properly.
Additional Considerations:
If you are mixing RocketPort ISA and PCI cards, set the
DIP switches on the ISA cards so that the first ISA card
that you install is the “first” card for I/O addressing
purposes, even if it is physically the second, third, or fourth
card that you install.
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Software Installation
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Manual PDF for Linux
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D
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115Kb
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rckt_linux.pdf
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RocketPort and RocketModem
Driver Installation for Linux

Installation Procedure
Use this procedure to install the driver.
1. If you have not done so already, install the hardware using the Hardware
Installation documentation.
2. If necessary, download the current device driver, copy and extract the files to
the /usr/src directory on the Linux system. For example:
Change to the /usr/src directory and use the untar command.
cd /usr/src
tar xzvf filename.tar.gz
A subdirectory of /usr/src now exists called comtrol. This contains the
RocketPort/RocketModem driver and associated files.
3. Recompile the RocketPort/RocketModem driver.
Note: This is not always necessary, depending on the version of your kernel,
but it is safe to do.
make clean
make
4. Install the RocketPort/RocketModem driver as root:
make install
5. If you are using more than one ISA RocketPort/RocketModem board, or have
installed an ISA RocketPort or RocketModem board at a non-standard
address, you will need to set up the file /etc/rocketport.conf. The /usr/src/comtrol
directory contains a sample rocketport.conf file. Copy it to the /etc directory and
edit it according to the comments contained in the file.
Note: This step is NOT necessary, if you are using only PCI RocketPort or
RocketModem boards.
6. Optionally, edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.S file (or other appropriate boot-up script) so
that the rc.rocket script runs automatically each time your system boots. This
is done for you automatically if you are using a system with System V init files,
such as is used in the RedHat or Debian releases.
7. Either reboot to load the driver into the currently running system, or
manually load the driver running the rc.rocket script with the start argument.
For example:
/rc.rocket start
8. Configure your applications and/or your getty scripts as appropriate for your
application.
Note: The RocketModem looks to Linux like a RocketPort card with modems
attached; you can refer to the RocketModem AT command set on the
Comtrol CD or ftp/web sites.
9. For PCI-ONLY installation:
Edit the rocketport.conf script to remove or comment out the boardx=0xxx"
statement.
10. Optionally, edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.S† file so that the rc.rocket script runs
automatically each time the system boots. For example:
/bin/sh /etc/rc.d/rc.rocket
†This file may have a different file name, depending upon the Linux
distribution type.
Note: The rc.rocket script requires that setrocket be installed in the /bin
directory. The setrocket program creates the ttyRx devices (where x is a
number designating the port). The setrocket program is structured much
like the familiar setserial program, and performs a similar function.
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Using MiniCom
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Linux
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B
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57Kb
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minicom.pdf
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For Linux Only
Using MiniCom to Test
Comtrol Serial Ports

This procedure discusses how to use MiniCom in Linux to test ports using a null-modem cable connected
between two ports. If necessary, cabling information is available in each product’s hardware installation
documentation.
Note: This document uses ports ttyR0 and ttyR1 in the examples. You will

Note: Linux is case sensitive, be sure to use the proper case. tty is lower case, R, V and SI are in uppercase.
Instructions for testing modem products are included at the end of this document.
Testing Serial Ports
Use this procedure to test serial ports:
1. Verify that the driver has been installed and loaded using the installation documentation.
2. Connect a null-modem cable to Ports 0 and 1 on the device.
3. Log in to Linux if you have not already do so.
4. At the system prompt, change directory to the /dev directory so that a listing of the created Comtrol ports
may be seen.
[[email protected]/root]# cd /dev
5. List the Comtrol ports.
[[email protected]/dev]# ls ttyR*
This should show the tty ports that have been installed beginning at 0 (zero) and sequentially numbered
to the highest port on the device. For example, a RocketPort 16 has ttyR0 through ttyR15 displays as:
ttyR0 ttyR10 ttyR12 ttyR14 ttyR2 ttyR4 ttyR6 ttyR8
ttyR1 ttyR11 ttyR13 ttyR15 ttyR3 ttyR5 ttyR7 ttyR9
6. Return to the home directory:
[[email protected]/dev]# cd ..
7. Start Minicom with the setup option to configure the appropriate port.
[[email protected]/root]# minicom -s
The following warning message may appear:
minicom:Warning: Configuration file not found, using defaults
The following screen should appear:
[Configuration]
Filenames and paths
File transfer protocols
Serial port setup
Modem and dialing
Screen and keyboard
Save setup as dfl
Save setup as...
Exit
Exit from Minicom
8. Using the up and down arrow keys select Serial port setup. The following window should appear:
A - Serial Device : /dev/modem
B - Lockfile Location : /var/lock
C - Callin Program
D - Callout Program
E - Bps/Par/Bits : 38400 8N1
F - Hardware Flow Control : Yes
G - Software Flow Control : No
Change which setting?
9. Enter a and the cursor should move to the end of A - Serial Device : /dev/modem.
10. Using the backspace key, change modem to ttyRx (
where x is a number of the port to test. This example uses Ports 0 for the first terminal window, so the
line should read, A - Serial Device : /dev/ttyRx
Note: Linux is case sensitive, be sure to use the proper case. In this the first terminal window we will use
Port 0, so the line should read A - Serial Device : /dev/ttyR0
11. With the cursor at the Change which setting? option, press the Enter key to close this screen and return to
the configuration screen.
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Using the API
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for MS-DOS
Version Manual
A
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211Kb
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6508d1.pdf
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MS-DOS v5.0 and v6.2 Table of Contents
Before You Begin
Scope ...........................................................................................2
Purpose........................................................................................2
Audience......................................................................................2
Prerequisites...............................................................................2
Suggestions .................................................................................2
Organization ...............................................................................2
Software or Document Changes ................................................2
Table of Contents
Examples.....................................................................................3
Flowchart ....................................................................................4
Tables ..........................................................................................4
Section 1. Installing RocketPort Systems
1.1. Product Introduction.........................................................5
1.2. Software and Hardware Installation Procedures............5
1.3. Installing the Software .....................................................5
1.4. Installing the Controller ...................................................7
1.5. Running the Sample Application .....................................8
Section 2. Developing Applications
2.1. API Features ......................................................................9
2.2. API Functions ....................................................................9
2.3. Writing the Configuration File.......................................10
2.4. Flowchart for Using the API ...........................................11
2.5. Application Example.......................................................11
2.6. Include Files (Step 3) ......................................................12
2.7. Configuring RocketPort Controllers (Step 4).................12
2.8. Using API Calls (Step 5)..................................................12
2.8.1. Understanding Device Numbers.........................13
2.8.2. Configuration Parameters for Serial Devices ....13
2.8.2.1. Open Type Parameter ...........................13
2.8.2.2. Baud Parameter ....................................14
2.8.2.3. Parity Parameter...................................14
2.8.2.4. Data Bits Parameter .............................14
2.8.2.5. Stop Bits Parameter ..............................14
2.8.2.6. Flow Control Parameter........................14
2.8.2.7. Detection Enable Parameter.................15
2.8.2.8. Modem Control Parameter ...................15
2.9. Writing Serial Data.........................................................15
2.10. Exiting the Application...................................................15
2.11. Reading Serial Data........................................................15
2.12. Installing and Detecting Events.....................................15
2.13. Double Buffering Transmit and Receive Data .............17
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Manual PDF for Novell 4.11
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B
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2000102b.pdf
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RocketPort and RocketModem
Driver Installation for Novellฎ NetWare

How to Use this Document
You can use the interactive Table of Contents to locate the information you need.
Note: All blue underlined text are jumps to the information referenced.
Driver Requirements
This document discusses installing and configuring the RocketPort/RocketModem series driver for the Novell
operating system.
• NetWare 4.1x (MPR 3.1A or higher and/or NetWare Connect 2.0.30 or higher)
• IntranetWare I with NIAS (Support Pack V1.0)
• NetWare 5.0
Locating Information
For hardware specific information or the product overview, see the Hardware Installation documentation that
is available on the Comtrol CD or you can download the current version from the ftp/web site.
Comtrol documents are available in electronic form on the Comtrol web/ftp site. Driver updates can be
downloaded at no charge from the Comtrol web/ftp site. Always check the web or ftp sites to make sure that
you have the current driver and documentation.
Installation Overview
The driver installation process follows this basic outline:
1. Prepare the installation media. If you received the driver in zipped format (as a single file with a .zip
extension), extract the driver files and create an installation diskette or copy the files to the /system
directory on the server.
Note: For information about extracting files, see extract.htm.
2. If you created a diskette, copy the driver files into the /system directory on the server.
3. Initialize and configure the driver.
4. If you use NetWare Connect or a similar third-party product, use the load command to initialize the
driver, then use nwccon (4.1.x) or niascfg (5.x) to configure the driver and external devices.
Note: If you use nwccon for 5.x, you get a modified version of nwccon.
5. If you use NIAS or MPR, use inetcfg (4.1.x) or niascfg (5.x) to initialize and configure the driver and
external devices.
6. Down and restart the server.
7. Resume normal operations.
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WanderLink Installation Notes
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Manual PDF for Novell 4.11
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A
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24Kb
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wlink2.pdf
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WanderLink and RocketPort Series Installation Notes

Installing the Server Side
Use the following procedure to install the server side of the WanderLink and RocketPort installation.
Perform this procedure from the workstation.
Note: If NetWare Connect is resident on your server, then use the Removing NetWare Connect
discussion in the Novell NetWare Connect Administration Guide.
1. Install the WanderLink server software using the WanderLink Administration Guide.
2. Install the RocketPort controller using the RocketPort Series Asynchronous I/O Device Driver
(6528) for the Novell NetWare Operating System Installation Reference Card or the Hardware
Reference Card that came with the controller.
3. Copy the AIORCKT.NLM file to the server.
4. Update the AUTOEXEC.NCF file to include WLSTART.
5. Use the RocketPort documentation (6528D) as a reference to add the following statement to the
top of the WLSTART file:
load AIORCKT port=IOADDR {node=NNN} {name=sss} {nports=PP} {fastbaud}
6. Start the WanderLink server using the WanderLink documentation.

Installing the WanderLink PC Client Side
Use the following procedure to install the server side.
1. Install the WanderLink PC client software using the WanderLink Client Pack Guide. Make sure
that you select from the range that includes from COM1 to COM4 for the COM port number during
the modem setup in the WanderLink Client screen.
2. Test the client by using the FUNKDIAL test in the WanderLink client screen under Connection
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Manual PDF for Novell 5.0
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2000102b.pdf
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RocketPort and RocketModem
Driver Installation for Novellฎ NetWare

How to Use this Document
You can use the interactive Table of Contents to locate the information you need.
Note: All blue underlined text are jumps to the information referenced.
Driver Requirements
This document discusses installing and configuring the RocketPort/RocketModem series driver for the Novell
operating system.
• NetWare 4.1x (MPR 3.1A or higher and/or NetWare Connect 2.0.30 or higher)
• IntranetWare I with NIAS (Support Pack V1.0)
• NetWare 5.0
Locating Information
For hardware specific information or the product overview, see the Hardware Installation documentation that
is available on the Comtrol CD or you can download the current version from the ftp/web site.
Comtrol documents are available in electronic form on the Comtrol web/ftp site. Driver updates can be
downloaded at no charge from the Comtrol web/ftp site. Always check the web or ftp sites to make sure that
you have the current driver and documentation.
Installation Overview
The driver installation process follows this basic outline:
1. Prepare the installation media. If you received the driver in zipped format (as a single file with a .zip
extension), extract the driver files and create an installation diskette or copy the files to the /system
directory on the server.
Note: For information about extracting files, see extract.htm.
2. If you created a diskette, copy the driver files into the /system directory on the server.
3. Initialize and configure the driver.
4. If you use NetWare Connect or a similar third-party product, use the load command to initialize the
driver, then use nwccon (4.1.x) or niascfg (5.x) to configure the driver and external devices.
Note: If you use nwccon for 5.x, you get a modified version of nwccon.
5. If you use NIAS or MPR, use inetcfg (4.1.x) or niascfg (5.x) to initialize and configure the driver and
external devices.
6. Down and restart the server.
7. Resume normal operations.
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WanderLink Installation Notes
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Manual PDF for Novell 5.0
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A
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24Kb
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wlink2.pdf
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WanderLink and RocketPort Series Installation Notes

Installing the Server Side
Use the following procedure to install the server side of the WanderLink and RocketPort installation.
Perform this procedure from the workstation.
Note: If NetWare Connect is resident on your server, then use the Removing NetWare Connect
discussion in the Novell NetWare Connect Administration Guide.
1. Install the WanderLink server software using the WanderLink Administration Guide.
2. Install the RocketPort controller using the RocketPort Series Asynchronous I/O Device Driver
(6528) for the Novell NetWare Operating System Installation Reference Card or the Hardware
Reference Card that came with the controller.
3. Copy the AIORCKT.NLM file to the server.
4. Update the AUTOEXEC.NCF file to include WLSTART.
5. Use the RocketPort documentation (6528D) as a reference to add the following statement to the
top of the WLSTART file:
load AIORCKT port=IOADDR {node=NNN} {name=sss} {nports=PP} {fastbaud}
6. Start the WanderLink server using the WanderLink documentation.

Installing the WanderLink PC Client Side
Use the following procedure to install the server side.
1. Install the WanderLink PC client software using the WanderLink Client Pack Guide. Make sure
that you select from the range that includes from COM1 to COM4 for the COM port number during
the modem setup in the WanderLink Client screen.
2. Test the client by using the FUNKDIAL test in the WanderLink client screen under Connection
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Software Installation
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Manual PDF for Windows 2000
Version Manual
C
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638Kb
File Name
rckt_win2000.pdf
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents................................................................................................................................ 3
Overview............................................................................................................................................... 5
How to Use this Document .......................................................................................................................... 5
Driver Requirements................................................................................................................................... 5
Driver Features............................................................................................................................................. 5
Locating Hardware Installation Documentation .................................................................................. 5
Upgrading Your Operating System to Win2000 ..................................................................................... 6
Driver and Adapter Information ..................................................................................................... 7
Removing or Disabling the Adapter ........................................................................................................ 7
Installing the Driver .................................................................................................................................... 7
Upgrading the Driver ................................................................................................................................ 13
Accessing the Main Setup Tab.................................................................................................................. 17
Changing Device Properties..................................................................................................................... 18
Configuring Device Properties ................................................................................................................ 19
Configuring Port Properties..................................................................................................................... 20
Adding Additional Adapters ..................................................................................................................... 20
Configuring Modems Overview...................................................................................................... 21
Installing Modems...................................................................................................................................... 21
Comtrol Tools .................................................................................................................................... 25
Installing the Utilities (Windows 2000 and Windows XP).................................................................. 25
Using Test Terminal .................................................................................................................................. 27
Using Port Monitor .................................................................................................................................... 30
Using Peer Tracer ...................................................................................................................................... 35
Troubleshooting and Technical Support ..................................................................................... 37
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................................... 37
Technical Support...................................................................................................................................... 38
Index .................................................................................................................................................... 39
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Software Installation
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Manual PDF for Windows 98
Version Manual
THIRD EDITION
Size Manual
1Mb
File Name
rckt_win98.pdf
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ................................................................................................................................3
Product Overview...............................................................................................................................5
Locating Current Drivers ............................................................................................................................ 5
Hardware Installation Documentation .................................................................................................... 5
Driver Features............................................................................................................................................. 5
Installation Prerequisites........................................................................................................................... 6
Installing the Device Driver..............................................................................................................7
Disabling or Removing the Driver ............................................................................................................ 7
Disabling the Windows 98/SE or ME Device Driver ....................................................................................................7
Removing PCI-Bus Adapters........................................................................................................................................7
Removing the Windows 98/SE or ME Device Driver ...................................................................................................7
Installing the New Driver........................................................................................................................... 8
Extracting the Installation Files..................................................................................................................................8
Installing Software: PCI, Universal PCI, or CompactPCI bus....................................................................................9
Installing Software: ISA-Bus......................................................................................................................................11
Advanced Configuration........................................................................................................................... 15
COM Port Numbering.................................................................................................................................................15
Remapping Baud Rates ..............................................................................................................................................16
Scan Rate.....................................................................................................................................................................17
Installation Without a Dedicated IRQ........................................................................................................................17
Stay Resident ..............................................................................................................................................................17
Fast ..............................................................................................................................................................................17
Changing the IRQ .......................................................................................................................................................17
Adding Adapters ......................................................................................................................................... 18
Adding PCI-Bus Adapters ..........................................................................................................................................18
Adding ISA-Bus Adapters...........................................................................................................................................18
Installing Modems and Adding Serial Printers..........................................................................21
Installing Modems ...................................................................................................................................... 21
Installation Requirements..........................................................................................................................................21
Installing a Modem .....................................................................................................................................................21
RocketModem Reconfiguration...................................................................................................................................27
Adding Serial Printers ............................................................................................................................... 28
Changing Printer Port Configuration .........................................................................................................................31
Changing Printer Port Assignment ............................................................................................................................31
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THIRD EDITION
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rckt_win98.pdf
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ................................................................................................................................3
Product Overview...............................................................................................................................5
Locating Current Drivers ............................................................................................................................ 5
Hardware Installation Documentation .................................................................................................... 5
Driver Features............................................................................................................................................. 5
Installation Prerequisites........................................................................................................................... 6
Installing the Device Driver..............................................................................................................7
Disabling or Removing the Driver ............................................................................................................ 7
Disabling the Windows 98/SE or ME Device Driver ....................................................................................................7
Removing PCI-Bus Adapters........................................................................................................................................7
Removing the Windows 98/SE or ME Device Driver ...................................................................................................7
Installing the New Driver........................................................................................................................... 8
Extracting the Installation Files..................................................................................................................................8
Installing Software: PCI, Universal PCI, or CompactPCI bus....................................................................................9
Installing Software: ISA-Bus......................................................................................................................................11
Advanced Configuration........................................................................................................................... 15
COM Port Numbering.................................................................................................................................................15
Remapping Baud Rates ..............................................................................................................................................16
Scan Rate.....................................................................................................................................................................17
Installation Without a Dedicated IRQ........................................................................................................................17
Stay Resident ..............................................................................................................................................................17
Fast ..............................................................................................................................................................................17
Changing the IRQ .......................................................................................................................................................17
Adding Adapters ......................................................................................................................................... 18
Adding PCI-Bus Adapters ..........................................................................................................................................18
Adding ISA-Bus Adapters...........................................................................................................................................18
Installing Modems and Adding Serial Printers..........................................................................21
Installing Modems ...................................................................................................................................... 21
Installation Requirements..........................................................................................................................................21
Installing a Modem .....................................................................................................................................................21
RocketModem Reconfiguration...................................................................................................................................27
Adding Serial Printers ............................................................................................................................... 28
Changing Printer Port Configuration .........................................................................................................................31
Changing Printer Port Assignment ............................................................................................................................31
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Software Installation
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows NT4
Version Manual
D
Size Manual
672Kb
File Name
rckt_winnt.pdf
Info
Table of Contents
Table of Contents................................................................................................................................ 3
Overview............................................................................................................................................... 5
How to Use this Document .......................................................................................................................... 5
Driver Requirements................................................................................................................................... 5
Locating Hardware Installation Documentation .................................................................................. 5
Installation Prerequisites ........................................................................................................................... 6
Driver and Adapter Information ..................................................................................................... 7
Removing an Existing Driver ..................................................................................................................... 7
Installing the Device Driver ....................................................................................................................... 8
Changing or Viewing Driver Configuration ......................................................................................... 15
Changing or Viewing Adapter Configuration ...................................................................................... 17
Changing or Viewing Port Configuration ............................................................................................. 19
Adding an Adapter ..................................................................................................................................... 22
Removing an Adapter................................................................................................................................ 22
Windows NT Configuration Overview.......................................................................................... 23
Configuring Modems ................................................................................................................................. 23
Installing and Configuring RAS............................................................................................................... 26
Configuring Printers ................................................................................................................................. 31
Comtrol Tools .................................................................................................................................... 34
Using Test Terminal .................................................................................................................................. 34
Using Port Monitor .................................................................................................................................... 37
Using Peer Tracer ...................................................................................................................................... 42
Troubleshooting and Technical Support ..................................................................................... 44
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................................... 44
Device Driver and OS Capabilities and Limitations........................................................................... 45
Technical Support...................................................................................................................................... 47
Index .................................................................................................................................................... 48
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Software Installation
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows Server 2003
Version Manual
C
Size Manual
3.4Mb
File Name
rckt_winxp.pdf
Info
This guide was originally written for Windows XP, but you can also use it for Windows Server 2003 installations. Table of Contents
Overview ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
Driver Requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Locating Current Drivers ................................................................................................................................ 5
Hardware Installation Documentation............................................................................................................ 5
Driver Features................................................................................................................................................ 6
Upgrading Your Operating System to Windows XP ....................................................................................... 6
Installing the Device Driver............................................................................................................................. 7
Installation Procedures.................................................................................................................................... 7
Upgrading the Driver (Existing Installation).................................................................................................. 9
Found New Hardware Wizard Installation (Driver Not Found) .................................................................. 15
Changing or Configuring Device Properties.................................................................................................. 19
Configuring Port Properties ........................................................................................................................... 21
Removing the Adapter and Driver ................................................................................................................. 24
Configuring Non-Plug and Play Devices...................................................................................................... 25
Installing Non-Plug and Play Devices ........................................................................................................... 25
Comtrol Tools..................................................................................................................................................... 33
Installing the Utilities (Windows 2000 and Windows XP) ........................................................................... 33
Using Test Terminal ...................................................................................................................................... 35
Using Port Monitor ........................................................................................................................................ 38
Using Peer Tracer .......................................................................................................................................... 43
Troubleshooting and Technical Support ..................................................................................................... 45
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................................. 45
Before calling Technical Support ................................................................................................................... 45
Technical Support .......................................................................................................................................... 46
Index .................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Software Installation
Operating Systems
Manual PDF for Windows XP
Version Manual
C
Size Manual
3.4Mb
File Name
rckt_winxp.pdf
Info
This guide was originally written for Windows XP, but you can also use it for Windows Server 2003 installations Table of Contents
Overview ............................................................................................................................................................... 5
Driver Requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 5
Locating Current Drivers ................................................................................................................................ 5
Hardware Installation Documentation............................................................................................................ 5
Driver Features................................................................................................................................................ 6
Upgrading Your Operating System to Windows XP ....................................................................................... 6
Installing the Device Driver............................................................................................................................. 7
Installation Procedures.................................................................................................................................... 7
Upgrading the Driver (Existing Installation).................................................................................................. 9
Found New Hardware Wizard Installation (Driver Not Found) .................................................................. 15
Changing or Configuring Device Properties.................................................................................................. 19
Configuring Port Properties ........................................................................................................................... 21
Removing the Adapter and Driver ................................................................................................................. 24
Configuring Non-Plug and Play Devices...................................................................................................... 25
Installing Non-Plug and Play Devices ........................................................................................................... 25
Comtrol Tools..................................................................................................................................................... 33
Installing the Utilities (Windows 2000 and Windows XP) ........................................................................... 33
Using Test Terminal ...................................................................................................................................... 35
Using Port Monitor ........................................................................................................................................ 38
Using Peer Tracer .......................................................................................................................................... 43
Troubleshooting and Technical Support ..................................................................................................... 45
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................................. 45
Before calling Technical Support ................................................................................................................... 45
Technical Support .......................................................................................................................................... 46
Index .................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Using Comtrol Diagnostics
Operating Systems
Manual TXT
Version Manual
A
Size Manual
3Kb
File Name
readme.txt
Info
USING COMTROL DIAGNOSTICS

You will need to download at least two files from the Diag
directory to create your own bootable floppy diagnostic diskette.
Contained in each Diag directory are the following files:

* Diskette image file (*.i)

* Rawrite.exe

Note: The Rawrite3.doc file contains similar information as
this file.
MAKING BOOTABLE DIAGNOSTIC DISKETTES
------------------------------------
To run the diagnostics, you will need to create your own bootable
diagnostic diskette using a High-Density (HD), 1.44M diskette and
using the directions for one of the following operating systems:

* Windows

* DOS

* Unix

-------
WINDOWS
-------
To create a bootable diagnostics diskette, after downloading the
image file and Rawrite.exe from the Comtrol ftp site:

1. Obtain a formatted 1.44MB diskette.

2. Go to the appropriate Diag directory for your hardware type
and double-click on Rawrite.exe.

RaWrite may be aborted at any time by typing ^C or CTRL-Break.

3. Enter the disk image source file name. For example:

150xxxxY.i or 180xxxxY.i

where: xxxx are numbers and Y is an alpha-character.

4. Enter the target diskette drive. For example: a

5. Insert the formatted diskette into the target drive and press
the ENTER key.
---
DOS
---
To create a bootable diagnostics diskette, after downloading the
image file and Rawrite.exe from the Comtrol ftp site:

1. Obtain a formatted 1.44MB diskette.

2. To format a diskette in drive: a, type at the DOS prompt:
format a:

3. At the DOS prompt, enter the appropriate directory path from
the CD. For example:

4. To start Rawrite, type:

\ rawrite
----
UNIX
----
To create a bootable diagnostics diskette, use the dd command to
copy the diskette image file out to a floppy drive. For example:

dd if=/
of=/dev/rfd0135ds18 (primary 3.5" drive)
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Comtrol API Source Code
Operating Systems
MS-DOS
Version Driver
1.33
Size Driver
233Kb
File Name
6508.zip
Info
DOS Application Programming Interface(API) Library
for the Comtrol(TM) RocketPort(R) Series Board
Ref No: 6508, V1.33
(see bottom of file for release notes.)

DISCLAIMER

This is not the recommended solution for multiport serial board
development. You should consider some standard solutions prior to
committing to this RocketPort specific code. Consider using Comtrol's MSDOS
INT14-FOSSIL driver which is a MSDOS TSR. The advantage here is that
other drivers for standard com-ports and other multiport products exist,
and the driver is a separate component maintained by Comtrol.
The INT14-FOSSIL driver can perform as a standard INT14 PC COMM BIOS
driver or as a more powerful INT14 FOSSIL driver. An INT14 FOSSIL
driver is an enhanced INT14-BIOS driver which
is capable of block reads and writes. The FOSSIL INT14 extensions
have been popular for BBS use. The INT14-FOSSIL driver can also be
run in multiple DOS-BOXes in a multitasking environment.
The INT14-FOSSIL driver also contains sample C code to make
your development easier.

So in other words, please DO NOT use this DOSAPI tool set if you
do not have to. Download and attempt to use the MSDOS INT14/FOSSIL
driver for MSDOS development. Download and use the Windows driver
for Windows development.

Comtrol will provide no additional development assistance with this
code. What you see is what you get. We will be happy to accept
bug reports, and to attempt to maintain this code, but we will not
offer general development assistance.

Examples:

* If the RocketPort hardware does not satisfy your needs, or
you feel it is not documentation adequately, we cannot offer
additional help. Further hardware documentation is considered
proprietary, and is not available.

* If you want to compile this code using a GUI tool set(Visual-C)
you are on your own, we will not provide assistance in doing so.

* If you need to use the HUGE memory model, we cannot provide
assistance in doing so. You are expected to have the software
expertise.

* If this code set does not function for you, it is assumed that
you have the expertise to fix it. We cannot offer direct
assistance in doing so.

DISCLAIMER, REAL TIME DEVELOPMENT

The RocketPort hardware is not a good choice for generating
event based interrupts. If you are looking for hardware which
is very proficient at generating interrupts, then look at
16550 hardware. The RocketPort hardware is geared at moving
lots of data efficiently, preferably without interrupts.
INSTALLING

To install, make a new directory and copy the DOSAPI.ZIP file into it.
Then run>PKUNZIP -D DOSAPI.ZIP
(Use the -D option to unpack the directory structure.)
This should unpack things and you should find a
SAMPLE, TEXT and BAUD directory within this directory.

To test the installation, go into the SAMPLE directory and run
TERML.EXE. The TERM.C program uses a new auto-detect feature
aaAutoConfig() which requires no installation setup. It will
perform the appropriate PCI-BIOS calls to locate any PCI boards,
and will also search for ISA-boards.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Novell 4.11
Version Driver
5.05
Size Driver
164Kb
File Name
1800014b.zip
Info
RocketPort/RocketModem
Novell Driver Assembly
History
20 Mar 2000 - 5.05
Updated AIORCKT.DOC

11 Feb 00 - V5.04
Update the driver to support the PCI RocketModem boards. Also added support for PCI detection by making the driver NBI aware. The FINDRCKT DOS utility has been removed and its functionality has been moved inside the driver and can be used by entering 'LOAD AIORCKT FINDPCI'. With The PCI detection now in the driver the method of loading the driver for a PCI board has been changed to 'LOAD AIORCKT PCI'. A simple terminal utility, 'RCKTTERM.NLM', has been added. It provides a way of selecting a board and a port or ports for LOOPBACK testing or a method of talking directly to a modem.
-WRD

11 Feb 99 - V5.03
Modify FINDRCKT to identify RP 4RJ, fix 32port bug.
-FABA

20 May 98 - V5.02
Recompile AIORCKT using SDK 2.0c for 3.12 compatibility. Add 56K V.90 RocketModem definitions.
Tinker with AcquirePort to reject HYPERBAUD attempts on non-HYPERBAUD (i.e., non-921) boards.
-FABA

14 Apr 98 - V5.01
NWCCON fails to complete initialization of ports associated with modems defined as 'United Kingdom' or 'United States'. Altered modem descriptions to 'UK' and 'USA'.
-FABA

1 Apr 98 - V5.00
Added international RocketModem support. Added error and info code numbers.
-FABA

9/30/97 - V4.02
This release adds support for the Ring Indicator status bit on the RocketPort Plus (921) board. It also fixes a problem with NOVELLs 'GetPortsRollCall'. It returned 0 for the 'external status' and 'changed external status' fields.
-WRD

8/13/97 - V4.01
This release is essentially the same as V4.00. It was necessary to change the revision because of the way the files are grouped when the driver is shipped. The problem was in INETCFG. It was impossible to select the HYPERBAUD option for the 921 board. This required changes to the AIORCKT.ADI file. To keep revisions straight it became necessary to rev the driver. This driver did ship on the RocketModem diskette (6550).
-WRD
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Novell 5.0
Version Driver
5.05
Size Driver
164Kb
File Name
1800014b.zip
Info
RocketPort/RocketModem
Novell Driver Assembly
History
20 Mar 2000 - 5.05
Updated AIORCKT.DOC

11 Feb 00 - V5.04
Update the driver to support the PCI RocketModem boards. Also added support for PCI detection by making the driver NBI aware. The FINDRCKT DOS utility has been removed and its functionality has been moved inside the driver and can be used by entering 'LOAD AIORCKT FINDPCI'. With The PCI detection now in the driver the method of loading the driver for a PCI board has been changed to 'LOAD AIORCKT PCI'. A simple terminal utility, 'RCKTTERM.NLM', has been added. It provides a way of selecting a board and a port or ports for LOOPBACK testing or a method of talking directly to a modem.
-WRD

11 Feb 99 - V5.03
Modify FINDRCKT to identify RP 4RJ, fix 32port bug.
-FABA

20 May 98 - V5.02
Recompile AIORCKT using SDK 2.0c for 3.12 compatibility. Add 56K V.90 RocketModem definitions.
Tinker with AcquirePort to reject HYPERBAUD attempts on non-HYPERBAUD (i.e., non-921) boards.
-FABA

14 Apr 98 - V5.01
NWCCON fails to complete initialization of ports associated with modems defined as 'United Kingdom' or 'United States'. Altered modem descriptions to 'UK' and 'USA'.
-FABA

1 Apr 98 - V5.00
Added international RocketModem support. Added error and info code numbers.
-FABA

9/30/97 - V4.02
This release adds support for the Ring Indicator status bit on the RocketPort Plus (921) board. It also fixes a problem with NOVELLs 'GetPortsRollCall'. It returned 0 for the 'external status' and 'changed external status' fields.
-WRD

8/13/97 - V4.01
This release is essentially the same as V4.00. It was necessary to change the revision because of the way the files are grouped when the driver is shipped. The problem was in INETCFG. It was impossible to select the HYPERBAUD option for the 921 board. This required changes to the AIORCKT.ADI file. To keep revisions straight it became necessary to rev the driver. This driver did ship on the RocketModem diskette (6550).
-WRD
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
QNX 6.X
Version Driver
6.30B
Size Driver
155Kb
File Name
1800200b.pax.f
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows 2000
Version Driver
4.71
Size Driver
342Kb
File Name
1800001g.exe
Info
RocketPort/RocketModem(R) Device Driver for Windows 2000(TM),
Windows XP(TM), and Windows 2003(TM) Operating Systems
---------------------------------------
RocketModemIII ONLY: FAX Class 1 & 1.0.

When using the Microsoft TAPI, there may be a long delay in
responding to adaptive answer. You may receive the CONNECT message
twice.

Some FAX applications including Microsoft FAX, may have problems
operating in FAX class 1 & 1.0.

For these reasons, Comtrol Technical Support recommends using FAX
class 2.

---------------------------------
INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(PCI board)

Use the following procedure to install the device driver for
the first time with a RocketPort PCI board.

After the board is installed in the machine, when Windows 2000
powers up the Found New Hardware Wizard will see this new PCI
board as a PCI Simple Communications Controller. Select
search for driver files and click next. On the next sheet
select "Other Locations" to search for drivers.
You will then need to type in the path to the driver disk
or directory with the RocketPort drivers.

After the driver files are copied over, you can set the starting
com-port name by starting the Device Manager in the control panel,
select Multiport serial adapters and then
select the RocketPort card. An options sheet is available
to adjust these options.

---------------------------------
INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(Pass 2 - RocketModem II PCI board)

If you are installing a RocketModem II PCI board for the first
time, the Found New Hardware wizard will start a second time
after the driver for the RocketModem board has been installed.
This second pass is necessary to locate and install the modems.

Initially, the wizard will see the (first) new PCI modem as a
Conexant Compatible External PnP Modem. Select search for driver
files and click next. On the next sheet select "Other Locations"
to search for drivers. You will then need to type in the path to
the driver disk or directory with the RocketModem drivers.

The remaining modems on the RocketModem II board will be installed
automatically once the installation for the first modem is done.

---------------------------------
INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(ISA board)

Use the following procedure to install the device driver for
the first time with a RocketPort ISA board.

After the board is installed in the machine, run the Add Hardware
Wizard from the Windows 2000 control panel. Select Multiport serial
adapter to install. Then select the button.
You will need to type in the path to the driver disk or
directory with the RocketPort drivers.

The resources should be selected according to your switch
selection on the RocketPort board. The RocketPort ISA board
switch setting default from the factory are 180H io-address.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Utilities (Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and PEER)
Operating Systems
Windows 2000
Version Utilities
1.03
Size Utilities
198Kb
File Name
1800097a.exe
Info
Execute this file on your system and follow the Installation Wizard.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Utilities (Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and PEER)
Operating Systems
Windows 2000
Version Utilities
3.00
Size Utilities
456Kb
File Name
comtrol_utility_package.msi
Info
Execute this file on your system and follow the Installation Wizard.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Sample Code (32-bit)
Operating Systems
Windows 95
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
92Kb
File Name
prog32.zip
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows 98
Version Driver
1.71
Size Driver
383Kb
File Name
1800004e.exe
Info
Do NOT install this driver in Windows 2000/XP operating systems. Readme File
RocketPort/RocketModem Series Driver for Windows 98/SE and Windows ME
P/N: 1800004
=============================================================================

This readme file provides you with a links to the Software Installation Guide for
this driver.

See the History.txt file for information about the hardware platforms that are
supported by this driver.
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST
---------------------------------------
Use this link to download the latest released driver for your hardware.
http://support.comtrol.com/download.asp?partnumber=1800004

Use this link to download the latest Software Installation Guide.
http://support.comtrol.com/download.asp?partnumber=2000101
USE THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION CD
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can use the menu system to locate the driver and documentation shipped with
the hardware.

Optionally, you can located the driver and installation documentation by browsing
the CD to the appropriate hardware platform and operating system. The Software
Installation Guide is located in the SW_Doc subdirectory for that operating
system. Hardware installation information is available in the HW_Doc subdirectory
for your platform.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Sample Code (32-bit)
Operating Systems
Windows 98
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
92Kb
File Name
prog32.zip
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows ME
Version Driver
1.71
Size Driver
383Kb
File Name
1800004e.exe
Info
Do NOT install this driver in Windows 2000/XP operating systems. Readme File
RocketPort/RocketModem Series Driver for Windows 98/SE and Windows ME
P/N: 1800004
=============================================================================

This readme file provides you with a links to the Software Installation Guide for
this driver.

See the History.txt file for information about the hardware platforms that are
supported by this driver.
DOWNLOAD THE LATEST
---------------------------------------
Use this link to download the latest released driver for your hardware.
http://support.comtrol.com/download.asp?partnumber=1800004

Use this link to download the latest Software Installation Guide.
http://support.comtrol.com/download.asp?partnumber=2000101
USE THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION CD
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can use the menu system to locate the driver and documentation shipped with
the hardware.

Optionally, you can located the driver and installation documentation by browsing
the CD to the appropriate hardware platform and operating system. The Software
Installation Guide is located in the SW_Doc subdirectory for that operating
system. Hardware installation information is available in the HW_Doc subdirectory
for your platform.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Sample Code (32-bit)
Operating Systems
Windows NT 3.51
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
92Kb
File Name
prog32.zip
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows NT4
Version Driver
4.54
Size Driver
490Kb
File Name
1800011h.exe
Info
Do NOT install this driver in Windows 2000/XP operating systems RocketPort(R)/RocketModem(TM) Series Device Driver
for the Windows NT(R) operating system
=================================================================
DOCUMENT SCOPE AND LIMITS

Use this readme file to install the Comtrol Windows NT driver for
the following products:

* RocketPort ISA and PCI series
* RocketPort 485
* RocketPort 422
* RocketPort Plus
* RocketPort UPCI
* RocketModem
* RocketModem i
* RocketModemII

NOTE: The RocketPort 8J, which features eight RJ11 connectors on
the mounting bracket, does not support full modem-control
and is not recommended for remote access use.

The RocketPort 8, which features an external interface box,
and the RocketPort Octacable, which features a fanout
cable, do support full modem control.

--------------------------------------------------------------
INSTALLATION PREREQUISITES

1. This guide assumes that you have already installed the
Windows NT operating system (OS) and that you understand
OS operation. This product was developed and tested
using Windows NT Release 3.51, Windows NT Release 4.0,
BackOffice 4.0, Terminal Server 4.0, and Citrix WinFrame
Release 1.7.

These instructions are based on Windows NT Release 4.0.
If you are using another version, adapt the instructions
as needed.

2. You must have at least one RocketPort or RocketModem
adapter installed before installing this driver. See the
hardware documentation for more information.

3. If you are using NT 3.51 or an early version of NT 4.0
with no service packs applied, and using the
RocketPort/RocketModem adapter to provide dial-in (RAS)
access to the NT server, verify that NetBEUI is installed
before installing RAS.

Under NT 4.0, RAS will not work properly unless you have
at least Service Pack 3 applied. For more information
about service packs and updates, contact Microsoft.

4. If you are installing the RocketPort/RocketModem in a
server without an existing network adapter (NIC), you
must install network services and the Microsoft Loopback
Adapter software first. See the Microsoft documentation
for more information.

5. Finally, if you are upgrading from an earlier version of
the RocketPort/RocketModem device driver software, you
must remove the old software before installing this new
version. DO NOT use the Update option.

-------------------------------------------------------------
INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN OTHER SOURCES

The following topics are not discussed in this readme file:

* Hardware installation
* Port configuration
* Modem configuration
* Printer configuration
* Device driver capabilities and limitations
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Sample Code (32-bit)
Operating Systems
Windows NT4
Version Driver
A
Size Driver
92Kb
File Name
prog32.zip
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003
Version Driver
4.71
Size Driver
342Kb
File Name
1800001g.exe
Info
The next edition of the guide will include Windows Server 2003. RocketPort/RocketModem(R) Device Driver for Windows 2000(TM),
Windows XP(TM), and Windows 2003(TM) Operating Systems
---------------------------------------
RocketModemIII ONLY: FAX Class 1 & 1.0.

When using the Microsoft TAPI, there may be a long delay in
responding to adaptive answer. You may receive the CONNECT message
twice.

Some FAX applications including Microsoft FAX, may have problems
operating in FAX class 1 & 1.0.

For these reasons, Comtrol Technical Support recommends using FAX
class 2.

---------------------------------
INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(PCI board)

Use the following procedure to install the device driver for
the first time with a RocketPort PCI board.

After the board is installed in the machine, when Windows 2000
powers up the Found New Hardware Wizard will see this new PCI
board as a PCI Simple Communications Controller. Select
search for driver files and click next. On the next sheet
select "Other Locations" to search for drivers.
You will then need to type in the path to the driver disk
or directory with the RocketPort drivers.

After the driver files are copied over, you can set the starting
com-port name by starting the Device Manager in the control panel,
select Multiport serial adapters and then
select the RocketPort card. An options sheet is available
to adjust these options.

---------------------------------
INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(Pass 2 - RocketModem II PCI board)

If you are installing a RocketModem II PCI board for the first
time, the Found New Hardware wizard will start a second time
after the driver for the RocketModem board has been installed.
This second pass is necessary to locate and install the modems.

Initially, the wizard will see the (first) new PCI modem as a
Conexant Compatible External PnP Modem. Select search for driver
files and click next. On the next sheet select "Other Locations"
to search for drivers. You will then need to type in the path to
the driver disk or directory with the RocketModem drivers.

The remaining modems on the RocketModem II board will be installed
automatically once the installation for the first modem is done.

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INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(ISA board)

Use the following procedure to install the device driver for
the first time with a RocketPort ISA board.

After the board is installed in the machine, run the Add Hardware
Wizard from the Windows 2000 control panel. Select Multiport serial
adapter to install. Then select the button.
You will need to type in the path to the driver disk or
directory with the RocketPort drivers.

The resources should be selected according to your switch
selection on the RocketPort board. The RocketPort ISA board
switch setting default from the factory are 180H io-address.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Utilities (Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and PEER)
Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003
Version Utilities
3.00
Size Utilities
456Kb
File Name
comtrol_utility_package.msi
Info
Execute this file on your system and follow the Installation Wizard.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Device Driver
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Version Driver
4.71
Size Driver
342Kb
File Name
1800001g.exe
Info
RocketPort/RocketModem(R) Device Driver for Windows 2000(TM),
Windows XP(TM), and Windows 2003(TM) Operating Systems
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RocketModemIII ONLY: FAX Class 1 & 1.0.

When using the Microsoft TAPI, there may be a long delay in
responding to adaptive answer. You may receive the CONNECT message
twice.

Some FAX applications including Microsoft FAX, may have problems
operating in FAX class 1 & 1.0.

For these reasons, Comtrol Technical Support recommends using FAX
class 2.

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INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(PCI board)

Use the following procedure to install the device driver for
the first time with a RocketPort PCI board.

After the board is installed in the machine, when Windows 2000
powers up the Found New Hardware Wizard will see this new PCI
board as a PCI Simple Communications Controller. Select
search for driver files and click next. On the next sheet
select "Other Locations" to search for drivers.
You will then need to type in the path to the driver disk
or directory with the RocketPort drivers.

After the driver files are copied over, you can set the starting
com-port name by starting the Device Manager in the control panel,
select Multiport serial adapters and then
select the RocketPort card. An options sheet is available
to adjust these options.

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INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(Pass 2 - RocketModem II PCI board)

If you are installing a RocketModem II PCI board for the first
time, the Found New Hardware wizard will start a second time
after the driver for the RocketModem board has been installed.
This second pass is necessary to locate and install the modems.

Initially, the wizard will see the (first) new PCI modem as a
Conexant Compatible External PnP Modem. Select search for driver
files and click next. On the next sheet select "Other Locations"
to search for drivers. You will then need to type in the path to
the driver disk or directory with the RocketModem drivers.

The remaining modems on the RocketModem II board will be installed
automatically once the installation for the first modem is done.

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INSTALLING THE DEVICE DRIVER(ISA board)

Use the following procedure to install the device driver for
the first time with a RocketPort ISA board.

After the board is installed in the machine, run the Add Hardware
Wizard from the Windows 2000 control panel. Select Multiport serial
adapter to install. Then select the button.
You will need to type in the path to the driver disk or
directory with the RocketPort drivers.

The resources should be selected according to your switch
selection on the RocketPort board. The RocketPort ISA board
switch setting default from the factory are 180H io-address.
Company
Comtrol
Categories
Other Peripherals
Model
Comtrol RocketPort Plus
Description
Utilities (Test Terminal, Port Monitor, and PEER)
Operating Systems
Windows XP
Version Utilities
3.00
Size Utilities
456Kb
File Name
comtrol_utility_package.msi
Info
Execute this file on your system and follow the Installation Wizard.
HelpDrivers Since March 2000