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By adunbar ·
Can someone please give me some brief instructions on how to install 2 network cards on a single Winows NT 4.0 server?

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by avachon In reply to How to install multiple n ...

Hi, right click on network neighborhood (or go through "network" in control panel), click on tab that says adapters and press add. NT will ask for the disk or location of the new nic drivers and will load some files (so have cd ready unless you haveI386 folder on drive). After you reboot and the adapter is installed, click on tcp/ip and then properties (assuming you run tcp/ip) You'll see adapters (1) and click on arrow to display other adapters, in this case #2. You can then assign a tcp/ip address, subnet mask and gateway if applicable, etc. for the second adapter. When complete, close and nt will bind instructions to the nic and ask you to reboot. Hope this helps.

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by McKayTech In reply to How to install multiple n ...

The previous answer did an excellent job of describing the install process. The only thing I could add is to make sure you have non-conflicting IRQ assignments available for both cards. I have occasionally seen problems when two new cards were inserted at the same time - theoretically, it shouldn't matter but I've had better luck getting one up and running and then adding the other (especially if both are the same make and model).

That also has the advantage that you can install the first card, get it working, and then label it on the back of the computer so you don't get the two mixed up and get your subnets crossed.

paul

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by brgraves In reply to How to install multiple n ...

Always use the KISS method. Install one at a time as suggested by the second answer. Life is easier by troubleshooting one thing at time!

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by rfraysier In reply to How to install multiple n ...

The above answers are correct, but another thing to watch out for is both having the same Address. If it's not a jumper setting on the card, it might be software driven or you might have to set it up in the bios. Good Luck!

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by riyaz In reply to How to install multiple n ...

I will try removing the installed protocols and NIC first.
install the NIC's, Connect cables for both cards. Start the system installed drivers for both check for IRQ conflicts. add the protocols and IP Addresses. make sure both cards has same speed. better to add same branded cards.

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