win xp & 3com 3c509/b

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Andycartz

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can anyone please help me?

i'm trying to get hold of a set of drivers for my 3Com

3c509/3c509b ISA card, it's not plug n prey and win xp won't install the NT drivers, i can't extract the win2K ones as i don't know what or where i might find them, i am dual booting 98se and 2k at mo but want to have xp on instead, and xp wont let me use the card.

any help appreciated.

Andy:)
 
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How does Windows XP handle Legacy Cards??? Anyone?

I don't have any in my system, so I'm not sure....
 

Brooks

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3com discontinued support for that card a little over 2 years ago. It will not load correctly in XP. They did not even release any drivers for the 3c509b for Windows 2000. I am trying to remember, but I don't think that Windows 2000 could install it except in legacy mode, which I have been unable to figure out how to use in XP so far. But according to the HCL, that card is not supported at all in XP.

I am afraid that you are going to have to buy a PCI based card for that system.

Not to worry though, Network cards compatible with XP are cheap. The Netgear FA311 works with XP and can be picked up for about $20.00 or so.
 
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I am having a problem getting an old WinModem to work and use a script with XP. The connection is not stable and the scritp will not run at all. So I am going to try a older ISA real modem.

As for your problem I think I found a link that should help:
http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/wxpisanc.htm

Let us know.
 
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