Step 3: Data Link Control Definition

Select Data Link Control from the Sections window and then click the Add button. The Add Data Link Control dialog box will appear. Select DLC type Network (802.2) and press OK. The 802.2 definition template will then be displayed.


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  1. Enter the DLC Name, a name to describe the DLC definition which will be unique within this node. For example, LANDLC since this is going to be a LAN connection.
  2. Leave the Negotiable links checkbox to default to unselected.
  3. The Activate on startup checkbox, we suggest initially be left unselected so that the DLC is tested by starting manually. Once this is tested this option can then be selected.
  4. For Board number specify the adapter number which will be used for this connection. If there is only one network adapter configured in this machine then select 0. To determine the network adapters installed double-click the Network icon in the Control Panel. The adapters are listed in ascending adapter number starting at zero.
  5. Select the appropriate Adapter type for the LAN network adapter, either Tokenring or Ethernet.
  6. You may allow the Buffer size in kilobytes to default to 64.


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