that was written back in the day by IBM
stored in the ISA Token Ring adapter
's EEPROM chip
. Then to, the dismay
of many, the higher-ups
insisted that the software be ported
(I use the term loosely) to work with ALL their TR adapters. The end result is that the ISA Lanaid software works amazingly well, the PCI
version is flaky
, and the PCMCIA
version is next to useless, as PCMCIA Token Ring adapters have no EEPROM, something IBM management
would seem to have overlooked. Instead, it attempts to write to a DOS configuration file
, which is damn near useless as Windows
ignores it entirely.
When I spoke with some IBMers about this, they appraised me of the fact that the Lanaid software has not been updated since the early nineties and will not be updated any time soon. And, joy of joys, PCMCIA Lanaid has begun to malfunction
due to recent changes in the bus standards
for the PC card slots.