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REALTEC   RTL8029(AS) PCI ETHERNET NIC  -- NT doesnt locate ETHERNET card !!!

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REALTEC   RTL8029(AS) PCI
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Hello

Im running win98 and NT from the same machine

Win98 Recognizes the Ethernet Card and there is Network and works good

BUT windows NT does NOT recognizes the card .. It says ETHERNET CARD NOT FOUND


help
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Question by:christopher sagayam
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by:Otta
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Will it work as "NE2000 Compatible" ?
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by:simonet
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Windows NT sucks at detecting hardware. This is not a problem of the hardware, but a problem with WinNT.

In order to make your Realtek card work (I have one of those), you have to manually add the driver to WinNT, in the Network Control Panel applet. Select Adapters and then click Add...

You can download the latest driver for the 8029AS from here:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/cn/driver/8029-driver.htm

 Yours,

Alex

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by:christopher sagayam
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Nope it didnt solve the problem ..

Anyway I got the answer to my question

Thanks to all
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by:simonet
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>Anyway I got the answer to my question

And what was it? Do you mind sharing it with us?
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by:christopher sagayam
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Yes SURE

ALL it required was to

TURN OFF THE PLUG AND PLAY option in my BIOS setting

AND by gosh .. It works GREAT
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simonet earned 10 total points
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Here's a tip then that might help you in the future:

Install the PnP driver for Windows NT. It's a known fact that NT isn't a PnP OS, but this driver gives it some of the PnP functionality. The driver can be found in the Windows NT 4 CD.

Alex
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That was meant as a tip, not as an answer, so thanks a lot.

Yours,

Alex
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