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Thread: SImple Network Card Problem, But I Can't Figure It Out -- PLEASE HELP

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    Angry SImple Network Card Problem, But I Can't Figure It Out -- PLEASE HELP

    I was having difficulty installing an SMC1660 network card so in desperation I went out and bought a NetGear FA311 network card. I am still having the same problem. What happens is that the computer recognizes the card, then prompts me for the driver. I start installing the driver and it prompts me to insert my Windows 98 CD. I put that in and it can't find a ton of .dll files, no matter where I tell the computer to search. The files it can't find are the following:

    dhcpcsvc.dll
    icmp.dll
    inetmib1.dll
    ipcfgdll.dll
    iphlpapi.dll
    msafd.dll
    mswsock.dll
    mswsosp.dll
    networks
    protocol
    Qosname.dll
    rapilib.dll
    mr20.dll
    routetab.dll
    rpcltc3.dll
    rpclts3.dll
    rsvpsp.dll
    secur32.dll
    services
    snmpapi.dll
    svrapi.dll
    vdhcp.386
    vip.386
    vnbt.386
    vtcp.386
    vtdo.386


    There are more, but youy get the gist. Can anyone tell me what is going on here and how I can get this card installed and what the problem might be?

    Thanks for your help. My computer is an AMD Athlon 1.4 Ghz, ABIT KT7A, 256 Crucial Memory, using WIndows 98 platform (older version of Windows 98 if that makes a difference).

    Josh

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    During the install it asks for the win98 disk.
    When it reports it canít find the drivers/files
    You need to reinsert the disk for the NIC and point to that cards win9x path to search for the required files.

    Windows forgot to tell you insert the disk provided by the manufacturer .


    [This message has been edited by Rick (edited 02-13-2002).]

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    If you can find an easy solution to this let me know. I have the same supposed EASY network set-up card and it usually takes me about 2hrs to get it installed. It makes no difference which version of Windows you have.

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    me thinks you're not pointing the install to the win98 cd.

    highlight and type it in maually or browse to the correct folder.

    by coinsidence I just got done succesfully installing an fa311 netgear into a pentium machine- this was before I saw the following this


    I personally had little trouble with the drivers I downloaded, just unzipped/exctracted to desktop and pointed the install there!

    additionally I found this:

    From Netgear Tech support, there are
    FA311 programmed wrong in their PCI board.
    The workaround is to execute dia.exe from
    the floppy disk so It will recognize as FA312.

    Futher detail visit www.netgear.com


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    [This message has been edited by sea69 (edited 02-13-2002).]

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