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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

    Dec 18, 2001
    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.

  2. Rikku


    Dec 11, 2001
    How does Windows XP handle Legacy Cards??? Anyone?

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

    Brooks Guest

    Oct 30, 2001
    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

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    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:

    Let us know.
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