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  1. bruinator

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    Hi,

    I need drivers for my network card. The card is a netgear fa311 fast ethernet pci card and the OS is Win 2000 Pro.

    Can someone please help me out in finding the right drivers? Much appreciated for any help you can provide.
     
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    What happens when you install the drivers? Do you reboot the pc after installing them?
     
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    It doesn't recognize either of them. Am I doing something wrong? I go into device mgr, I see a yellow ! and I see it next to ethernet controller, RC on it and select properties, select reinstall driver, wizard comes up and I select next, select search for suitable driver for my device, select check on floppy (which is what I put it on from that page) and select next, check off floppy disk drive and select next, and then it comes back saying windows was unable to locate a driver for this device. I then select finish.

    It just won't work and I can't figure out why. Any ideas why?
     
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    That is just odd, maybe try going into device manager and having it uninstall the driver. Then shut down the pc and take out the card. Then boot up the computer and install the drivers without the card. Then shut it back down,put the card in and fire it up again. I know its a little awkward but ive had devices like that in the past where they usually want the software installed before you bolt the hardware on.
     
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    I've never heard of doing it that way.
     
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    Is this NIC card compatible with win 2000 pro?
     
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    try the following link

    http://members.driverguide.com/inde...28&Submit=%A0%A0SELECT+COMPANY%A0%3E%3E%A0%A0
    you will have to register to download drivers, but it is free.
    vicks
     
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    I would try the suggestion anyway. It sounds silly but worth a shot. Have you also tried removing the drivers and then of course after removing the ones on disk from add/remove(if they appear) then reboot and let windows look for the drivers on the cd. After that let it do its thing and see if all runs well. Also, the paperwork on the card should explain whether it is windows 2000 professional compatible.
     
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    I don't have the paper for the card. Also, when looking up the card on the web, some say it is compatible with 95,98, ME and others say linux NT, 95,98, 2000 and Xp so I don't know what to believe.
     
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    When i looked at the page i did notice that it did show that there are two versions of the card. I beleive when i checked with the site there were two versions. Which version do you own. The model should be stamped on the board somewhere.
     
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    I found this page http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n100338.asp and did what it said to do. That almost worked. I did what this page "Ethernet Adapter Will Not Install on Windows 2000" said to do, I got the OS to recognize the drivers, it listed it as "netgear fa311 fast ethernet pci adapter" but there is a yellow ! on it. Is there a way to fix this?
     
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    I found the original netgear drivers floppy and here is what it says to do:

    NETGEAR FA311/FA312 PCI Card
    ------------------------------------------
    Driver Installation for Microsoft Windows 2000/ME
    ----------------------------------------------


    Getting Started
    ---------------
    The Windows 2000/ME installation CD is needed to complete this
    installation.

    The following example illustrates the installation of the FA312 adapter
    card. The installation for the FA311 adapter card is exactly the same.
    It is recommended that you complete the Windows 2000/ME installation prior
    to inserting the adapter card into the system.

    Insllation procedure
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    1. Turn off your computer and plug the NETGEAR FA312 adapter into an
    available PCI slot in your computer.

    2. Turn on the power of your computer to boot up the system.

    The Win2000/ME system will find the hardware and start prompting you
    for the proper device driver.

    3. Click on Next in the first Found New Hardware Wizard window.

    The next Found New Hardware Wizard window pops up with a question
    mark because Windows 2000/ME is not able to find a device driver that
    matches the adapter card.

    4. Select the "Search for a suitable diver for my device (recommended)
    radio button and click on Next.

    5. Insert the Drivers and Diagnostics disk into the floppy drive.
    Select only "Floppy disk drives" option and click on Next.

    Windows 2000/ME will indicate that a driver for the device has been
    found. A floppy disk icon indicates that "a:\netfa31x.inf" is
    where it is able to locate the device driver.

    6. Click on Next.

    A Digital Signature Not Found window pops up indicating that a
    Microsoft digital signature does not exist.


    7. Click on "Next" when "Digital Signature Not Found" window to
    continue with the installation.

    Windows 2000/ME starts copying files into the system.

    8. Click on Finish to complete the installation.

    Windows 2000/ME is ready to network afterwards. It is not necessary
    to reboot the system to start networking. You can now remove the
    Driver and Diagnostics disk.

    Additional Information
    ----------------------
    To futher customize the system, you can click on My Network Places at
    the desktop. Examples of parameters that you can change are computer
    and workgroup names, IP addresses, and additional network services.

    Do you thunk I should do what it says and physically take the card out and put it back in a follow these directions? What do you all think?
     
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    Yup i would go for it because it sounds like it will take care of the problem your experiencing.
     
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