Installing a 3Com 3C905B-TX
Posted on 1998-10-04
I'm having trouble insatalling a 3C905B-Tx in an NT Server. When I install the NIC, the installation process appears to go okay, but then it runs the diagnostics, which fail. The node address is reported as all zeros and all the diags fail. 3c90xcfg reports that no adapter is installed. I've downloaded the latest drivers from 3Com.
I've swapped the NIC with one from a Windows 98 machine. It works fine in the W98 machine and the one from the W98 machine still fails in the server. I've also swapped PCI slots with the VGA controller. This would appear to eliminate hardware.
The server hardware is a Micronics Spitfire EX with dual 300Mhz PII cpus and the software is Winnt4.0 service pack 1.