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win xp & 3com 3c509/b

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Andycartz, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. Andycartz

    Andycartz Thread Starter

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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:)
     
  2. Rikku

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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....
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Dan O

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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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