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Winbond W89C940 PCI Ethernet Card Problem

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Does anyone know of a successfull installation of a WInbond W89C940 PCI Ethernet Card under Win 95? I have attempted everything that I can think of.
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What kind of errors are you getting?  I have one of those cards in a machine I built and it went in without a hitch. Win95 will NOT detect it correctly, I think it says "PCI ethernet controller" or something like that and what you really need to do is feed it the driver disk and point it to a:\win95.  What I did was when it PNP detected the card and asked to search for the driver (for some reason it won't find the driver on the floppy disk) I hit 'cancel' which doesn't install any driver at all, then went to add new hardware, told it NOT to detect, that I would select it from a list and selected network adapter and 'have disk' and pointed it to a:\win95  ...it installed the driver correctly on irq3 i/o port 300.  Make sure you don't have any IRQ conflicts in Device Manager, that maybe the netcard is conflicting with com2?   Anyway, if that doesn't work let me know what kinds of errors you are getting and I'll see if I can offer more help.

     <--Will-->  MCSE, A+ Certified Technician
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I had done everything that wwillis suggested. When I rebooted the machine and went to "network neighborhood", it couldn't even find itself in the network. The message that I got was "Network not available." I checked and rechecked on IRQ and I/O Port conflicts. I even changed them to other free values. Same problem.  I removed it from the system along with drivers; then, reinstalled it. Same problem. I have shipped the card back for whatever refund I can get, so I gave up on the problem. Thanks. DJC.
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