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By frozennuts ·
I successfully pushed out a ghost image onto a Dell machine (NT4.0) from a Ghost multicast server. The machine had a 3com 3c905C network adapter installed. When I tried to join the domain afterwards I was unable to connect. I could ping loopback....also, it would not let me specify an IP address, ipconfig always turned up blank (regardless if statically assigned or dhcp)obviously the NIC was working, otherwise the image would not have been successful. So I removed the adapter from properties menu and tried reinstalling the adapter. NT had the balls to tell me that there was no adapter installed. So I rebooted, reseated, and moved the card. NO LUCK. So then I removed the card totally and replaced it with a 3c905 not a 3c905c and it recognized it. 3com had drivers for the 905c, but NT would never see it for me to use them (the thought of a 3Com clay pigeon entered my mind). I put the 905c in a 2000 machine and it recognized it and it worked. WHAT THE F@#$
If you have any ideas, let meknow. Thanks

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by djent In reply to Network Card issues

This is normal for 3COM cards after the 3c905, I swithced brands due to poor driver support and wont sell them anymore.

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by frozennuts In reply to Network Card issues

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by Orpheum In reply to Network Card issues

the source image had a network adapter MAC address on it in the windows registry, which did not match the MAC address of the nic on the pc you cloned to(obviously this is true). the problem is with the driver for win2k for this specific nic, because win2k is plug and play and should have picked up the unique address from the physical card seated in it. so you see the nic, you can configure it, but you can't use it because its MAC address is all screwed up.
you can remove the nic's driver id from the registry and when u reboot and windows reinstalls it, it will place the MAC address from the new nic into the registry.

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