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Missing NIC in device manager

March 15, 2007 at 13:42:30
Specs: Win 98, P2/128 MB

Hi all,
I have been working with this pc with no internet connection. I bought a compatible NIC for win 98 instead of searching for the driver for the existing NIC. When I installed the new NIC, pc recognized it as plug and play and installed the driver. Surprisingly enough, NIC does not show up in device manager. Any solution out there? Thanks.

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#1
March 15, 2007 at 15:31:15

Did you remove the old NIC? If the cards both use the same chipset Win98 will have a problem with that. Expand ALL the pluses for hardware and see if it shows elsewhere. Did you reboot?

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#2
March 15, 2007 at 17:21:26

Does it show up in Networking in the Control Panel?

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#3
March 15, 2007 at 18:57:00

hi all,

thanks for all the input. i uninstalled the old NIC which was i believe maxcronic and the new one is encore. rebooted the pc and still nothing shows up in the device manager and also it doesn't show up in the networking in the control panel. Any other suggestions?? thanks guys


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#4
March 15, 2007 at 19:46:24

I had one PC that acted exactly like yours...the NIC appeared to install correctly, but wouldn't show up & wouldn't work. It finally installed correctly when I went to Network>Properties>Add>Adapter. I have no idea why this worked, but it's worth a try on your machine.

HTH

Dave

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