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  1. #1
    Mike
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    Default Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    We've just installed Win 3.11 onto a 386, and now want to network it to XP Pro.

    However we've got a network card that all we know about it is that it's an Intel one - even an FCC ID search didn't net us any information (the search returned 0 results).

    So the questions are:

    1/ How do I identify the network card, and once this is done what driver do I use with it (since I doubt I'll find a win 3.11 driver for it LOL)

    2/ What IRQ and port address should I use - how do I find out what these are, as the card doesn't have any jumpers or anything on for the IRQ etc. to be set, so I have no idea what IRQ it is).

    3/ What protocols need to be set up to talk to Win XP - We found that TCP/IP isn't an option in WFW.

    4/ Is there anything specific I need to know about networking win 3.11?

    Mike.

  2. #2
    Merlin
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    Question 1 - flick the card if you are unable to determine make and model.
    Get a second hand card - SMC or 3Com Ethernet are easily available - anything that works and you can get drivers for. Try driver guide. Username "drivers", password "all"

    Then go here helmig 3.11 networking

    Question 2 - drivers or legacy setting - probably legacy.

    Question 3 - TCP/IP - refer to Helmig

    Question 4 - Logon, usernames, passwords, sharing, mapping - refer to Helmig

  3. #3
    BIFF
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)


  4. #4
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    Ditch the OS and put linux on it

    If you want to ID what sort it is. Throw it into the other PC and see what XP has to say about it.

  5. #5
    Mike
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    >>> If you want to ID what sort it is. Throw it into the
    >>> other PC and see what XP has to say about it.

    Brilliant idea! Except the card is (obviously) an ISA and there ain't no ISA slots in the XP machine. I might try it in another machine running 98 that I think has a spare ISA slot and see if that can detect what it is.

    Mike.

  6. #6
    Mike
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    >>> Ditch the OS and put linux on it

    We thought of that, but the guy who owns the 386 would like to keep the software that's on the very small hard drives for nostalgia, so Linux is out for that reason

    Mike.

  7. #7
    Mike
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    > Question 1 - flick the card if you are unable to
    > determine make and model.
    > Get a second hand card - SMC or 3Com Ethernet are
    > easily available - anything that works and you can
    > get drivers for. Try
    > driver guide.
    > Username "drivers", password "all"

    My problem is that even searching for the FCC ID of this card on Driverguide, we did find some reference to the card, but ONLY for 9x upwards - nothing for Win 3.x which is what we need. And of course it didn't give me a name/model for the card, so that didn't help me for searching elsewhere. Would Driverguide have 3.x drivers for other cards?

    > Then go here
    > helmig 3.11 networking
    >
    > Question 2 - drivers or legacy setting - probably
    > legacy.
    >
    > Question 3 - TCP/IP - refer to Helmig
    >
    > Question 4 - Logon, usernames, passwords, sharing,
    > mapping - refer to Helmig

    I'll get to the rest later - first need to get the card going I guess

    Mike.

  8. #8
    Mike
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    Thanks Biff - will check them out once we get a network card working

    Mike.

  9. #9
    Graham L
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    A lotof cards work with the Netware drivers for N1000 and (usually) n2000 cards. Especially if they have a red sticker saying "Netware compatible". There's a fair number of drivers on DISK8 of WFW311.

    To identify the card, take your Linux CD1, and on a dos machine use RAWRITE (in the "dosutils" directory) to write the boot image in the "images" directory to a floppy. Boot your 3.11 machine with that. It will tell you as it starts what the card is, and what IRQ and prot address it uses.

  10. #10
    bmason
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    Default Re: Networking Win 3.11 -> Win XP Pro :)

    What about a linux bootdisk?

    Linux may be able to detect the card so you know at least what sort of driver to use with windows.

    The xdenu distro's kernel found my etherlink III by itself.
    I was using the version that runs on top of a DOS partition, but there is also a floppy based version.

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