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Intel Ethernet Connection Driver for Windows 98SE

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Dave-H

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My motherboard (Supermicro X7DAL-E) has two on-board Intel Ethernet connections.

The hardware ID is PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1096.

 

I was wondering if anyone knew of a driver for this that would work under 98SE.

I have tried the last Windows 98 Intel ProSet drivers, and even if the necessary data is manually added to the INF file, the driver installs but doesn't actually work.

 

Any suggestions for possible alternatives i could try would be gratefully received.

I am using a PCI card for internet access under 98SE at the moment, but I would really like to free the slot for something else!

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I am thinking that you probably installed the driver but didn't install TCP/IP.

If Windows 98 doesn't automatically detect and install a network adapter during Windows Setup, it won't install TCP/IP.

To install TCP/IP, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network > Add > Network Protocol > Microsoft > TCP/IP.

You will need your Windows 98 CD available when you do this as the system will need to copy files.

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Wow, thanks for the quick response!

Unfortunately I think it's a bit more fundamental than that.

When the driver supposedly installed, Device Manager said that the device couldn't start and to update the driver, and the ProSet Windows Control Panel Applet said that the driver was there but no card was detected!

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