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By itsjustmeind ·
I have been trying to purchase NIC for my home network, however, since my OS is Windows 2000 Professional, I am not able to find A NIC with W2K Drivers. Any Suggestions?
Thanks,YD

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by Ann777 In reply to Network Interface Cards

I'm not sure that I trust a box that says Win2000 compatible either (not a lot of them do claim it... and I've found a few that do claim Win2000 compatible, but drivers are not actually included or supported).

What I suggest you do is go to a reputable computer store and ask what they'd recommend for Win2000. Open the box at the store and see which manufacturer's chipset controls the nic.

I recommend that you look for an adapter with a RealTek 8139 A , B, or C version
(RTL 8139 anda version letter is usually printed on the chipset)... simply because I know that RealTek has drivers that work with Win2000.

Checkout this link and remove all spaces from the URL below (including the one at the very end):

http://www.realtek.com.tw/htm/download/cgi/DLd1.cgi?model=RTL8139%28A%2FB%2FC%2F8130%29&type=2

I'm sure that there are network adapters out there that will work with Win2000. But purchase from a store that will refund 100% of your money if the adapter proves to be incompatible with your hardware or software. The manufacturer of your nic should also have a support line (preferably toll-free) that you should be able to call if there are Win2000 drivers and support for the nic you end up purchasing.

Good Luck.

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by Russ Werner In reply to Network Interface Cards

I have 5 computers at home on a network, running Win2000 Server and Win2000 pro. I have downloaded drivers for 2000 for all of them. These NICs are very generic yet all have 2000 drivers available.... I bought most from Global Computer supplies, they are trendware NICs.

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by Russ Werner In reply to Network Interface Cards

Try www.driversguide.com User Name=drivers, password=all

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by James A Bailey In reply to Network Interface Cards

You cant go wrong with an Intel PRO 100 adapter. These cards are relatively cheap, but have all the good tools you need for troubleshooting if something should happen, or if you want to add another adapter later to team, or what ever. Don't be fooled by the box. Even if they come with driver's, which I am sure they will,(and this is true for all hardware)you should goto the manufactures website (www.intel.com) and download the drivers from there. They keep updated driver's online, whereas the ones in the box maybe outdated. I have been using these cards on the network, and in my machine running 2000 without a problem.

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