TweakTown Forums now supported by Tapatalk!

Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Probably a dumb question but...

  1. #1
    Yohhan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    165

    Default

    Just reformatted one of my computers, but I don't have any of the drivers for any of the devices/cards inside. This is a bit of a problem with the network card, because win98se detects it, but isn't able to install a driver. I've fished through a bunch of disks and have been unable to figure out which drivers go with this card. It's possible I no longer have the disk. I took the card out to see if it said anything on it that might help, ie: a manufacturer's name, so I could download the drivers online, but no luck there:-( The card doesn't really say anything on it. Is there another way to figure out what drivers the card needs?

  2. #2
    Wiggo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,908

    Default

    What does windows detect it as? :?:

  3. #3
    Beefy Guest

    Default

    Firstly, what did win98 pick the card up as? If it's PCI Ethernet, then that's no good.. but sometimes it figures out the name...

    Secondly, there should be one big chip on the card that's bigger than the rest, with a name and a couple numbers / codes.. what does yours say?

  4. #4
    outvit is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    87

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    Firstly, what did win98 pick the card up as? If it's PCI Ethernet, then that's no good.. but sometimes it figures out the name...

    Secondly, there should be one big chip on the card that's bigger than the rest, with a name and a couple numbers / codes.. what does yours say?
    90% of the time the copmany will also print their name on the silicon.

  5. #5
    Yohhan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    165

    Default

    win98 detected the card as PCI Ethernet.

    There's nothing really prominent that looks like a manufacturers name, so I'll just tell you what's on both chips.

    On one of the chips there's a logo. It's an "E" with what looks like another E coming out the back and facing upwards (so lines are perpendicular and the top two make a right angle). Then there's an arrow pointing to the middle of that right angle. The rest says "0120" and "LF-H50X"

    The other chip says "RMC" inside what looks like a crab logo. Or a lobster or something. Next to that it says "RTL8139C 14344S1"

  6. #6
    Yohhan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    165

    Default

    Nevermind, I got it. Finally got the brilliant idea to just pop the card into my XP machine and see what it detected as. Realtek RTL8139. Thanks everyone.

  7. #7
    outvit is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Posts
    87

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yohhan
    Nevermind, I got it. Finally got the brilliant idea to just pop the card into my XP machine and see what it detected as. Realtek RTL8139. Thanks everyone.
    Haha, well good luck then... I had forgotten about WinXP's massive native driver support. :D

  8. #8
    Beefy Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yohhan
    Nevermind, I got it. Finally got the brilliant idea to just pop the card into my XP machine and see what it detected as. Realtek RTL8139. Thanks everyone.
    You ccould have told us that was an option.. :) And from the number I was going to say it was a Realtek card anyways..

  9. #9
    Yohhan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    165

    Default

    Hehe, well if it had occurred to me, it never would have been an issue. I'm a little slow sometimes though:-) Thanks again.

  10. #10
    zeradul is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    1,599

    Default

    Yohhan -- In the future what you can do to identify cards is scour them for any series of numbers or letters, and then enter them into google, after a few tries, you will have success 95% of the time.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •