PCMCIA ethernet card problems
Posted on 2003-11-07
Hi, I have a Toshiba Tecra 500 CDT laptop with Windows98 on it, and I just recently bought a 32-bit Xircom cardbus ethernet II card (10/100 if that matters)
My problem is that I can't get my laptop to even detect the PC card! I've even installed it while it was shut down and then booted it up, but it didn't detect it then either. Then I did a hardware search but it didn't detect it there either. and finally, it doesn't detect it in the PCMCIA adapter profile in the control panel either.
Also, I bought a D-Link ethernet PC card a couple weeks ago, but that one didn't work either, so I returned it. But I still have the Xircom card.
I don't know if there's a switch or something on the laptop that activates the PCMCIA card slots or if I'm installing the card wrong or if I need to install the card and drivers a certain way or if the slots even work.
I would apreciate any help anyone could offer.