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By peetree ·
I have sucessfuly installed my stubborn RAM modules; for those who answered my previous question.

Anyhow. I have a new(er)? problem. The NIC is not identified in 98SE. I tried to reinstall a driver through the Windows 98SE installation disk, however, it was unable to locate one. Is there a diagnostic shareware software out there that can properly identify it? Maybe I could contact the mfgr. and download the latest driver. One other thing that is worth brining up here, the systen will restart when I specify it to Shutdown. It doesn't do it when the card is out. Oh, the APM is enabled too. Should this be disabled with the card in there in order to sucessfuly shutdown? I wish to keep a NIC in there in order to upate Windows; it not connected to the Internet.

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by CG IT In reply to NIC

ah an oops damnit problem. NIC drivers. Head on over to the NIC card mfg and grab the latest W9X drivers and load em up. Next is on the NIC card properties, disable wake on LAN from power off. Also head on over to the power management page and turn off allow computer to turn off device [its to save power but sheesh not really necessary unless your really are pinching pennies].

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by CG IT In reply to

you might want to check your mainboard BIOS and check APM settings. should be power off when power button is pressed. Some boards can be configured to last system state or power on after power loss which would in essence reboot the computer.

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by peetree In reply to

I am not sure of the mfgr. Did so searching and identified it as possibly a Novell wia a VIA chipset - but I am not sure. It's not mine, it belongs to a not-for-profit organization who's strict direction were to get it running and very low to no cost! I am going to Novell see if I can get so info there.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to NIC

Try this page:
http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt
(please remove any spaces)

The first 3 hex digits pairs in the MAC address of every NIC card are unique to the NIC manufacturer. This list is known and managed by the IEEE. This is the page they update every 3 months, with what companies have what MAC addresses.

So, go to the page, let it load (it's rather big), then search for the first 3 hex digit pairs of your NIC. For example, my wireless NIC in my IBM Thinkpad has a MAC that begins with 00-20-E0. According to the table, it was made by Actiontec Electronics, Inc. So, I could go to their site and look for drivers.

Anyway, give that a shot!

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by CG IT In reply to NIC

sheesh

www.network-drivers.com www.driverzone.com www.software.drivers.com all from a web search key word drivers.

or if you find out who makes the NIC via joes suggestion, get theirs.

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by pierrejamme In reply to NIC

If it is a 3com, you will need to run a program on the drivers disk called Preinstl.exe, usuually on Disk #2 before inserting the card. Program will the tell you to shut down the computer and install the card and when you reboot it will find the card and ask for disk #1. Very slick.

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