|"thus the slot cannot run 32-bit cards"|
The 690TXD requires a Cardbus Type II slot
Interface ? PCMCIA Type II 32-bit Cardbus
760ED was made from ~ 1996 to 1997
Your model supports 2 - Cardbus Type II cards, or one Cardbus Type III card.
If it supports Cardbus it's 32 bit.
Cardbus is merely a more advanced version of PCMCIA.
How can I tell if I have a CardBus card?
These CardBus cards can only be used with CardBus slots -- they are keyed to prevent insertion into 16-bit slots so that the card and the slot won't be damaged by differing voltage requirements. 16-bit cards work in either type of slot, but CardBus cards only work in CardBus slots.
The dfe690txd is a Cardbus card. If it can be plugged into the slot, the slot supports it !
760ED etc. Service manual
Page 254 of the pdf / 242 of the document - last entry
PCMCIA/Cardbus type II/ type III
The Lenovo site has very little info and no dowloads for Thinkpad models before 770.
However, when I searched the web for Thinkpad 760ED specs, that are lots of "hits".
2) Type II CardBus slots or (1) type III
Are you using this in Windows 98?
If so, which Windows 98 ?
The original 98, or 98SE ??
If you're not sure, RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties
Whether or not it's the Second Edition is shown on the right on the first page you see.
If you're using Win 98, use the Win 95 drivers
If you're using 98SE, use the 98 or ME drivers (they're identical)
The original version of Windows 98 and up have built in support for Cardbus, but you MAY also need to install the Win 95 PCMCIA (and Cardbus) drivers in the original version of Windows 98.
"Hi, my mom's friend recently gave her a IBM thinkpad 760ed (type: 9546-U9A) blank and formatted (almost no drivers and such). The IBM website had almost all the drivers I needed I just need the driver for the PCMCIA controller and I'll be set,..."
TP 760,765 - Windows 98 Installation Information
That mentions the Win 95 PCMCIA drivers are pctpgw95.exe
pctpgw95.exe is .....
PC Card Director (v4.08) for Windows 95: ThinkPad 345C, 345CS, 365X, 365XD, 560, 560E, 760C, 760CD, 760E, 760ED, 760EL, 760ELD, 760L, 760LD, 760XD, 760XL, 765D, 765L
(file not there)
Get pctpgw95.exe and pctpgw95.txt here:
Many appropriate 760....txt files there, too.
With all CardBus cards- check with the vendor of your card for information on operating systemsupport and drivers required. DOS, Windows 3.x, OS2, andWindows NT, do not have CardBus support built in. Only Windows 95 OSR/2 and later, (including Windows 98), natively support CardBus cards.
Table of Host Controllers
760E/ED/EL/ELD/X/XD TICardBus PCI 1130
(Drivers Win 95)
Texas Instruments PCI-1130 Cardbus Controller
Therefore, whatever operating system you're usiing, it must be detecting a Texas Instruments PCI-1130 Cardbus Controller in Device Manager.
On the other hand, there may be some other reason the 690txd card won't work
Some cards work, some don't.
A current limitation ?
(I don't think there's such a thing as a 16 bit wireless network card)
Oh and my older Thinkpad 760ED *will* see the USB 2.0 PCMCIA card
under W98Se and many memory devices connected through it. that's only
(I don't think there's such a thing as a 16 bit USB 2.0 controller card)
"I can't get the internet to come up on IE."
ME and previous don't know how you're connecting to the internet until you tell it.
You have to go to Control Panel - Internet Options (or open IE - Tools - Internet Options)
- Connections, and click on Setup
"But the IPconfig only shows Ethernet 0."
In ME and previous, Winipcfg is more useful.
Start - Run - type: winipcfg , click OK or press Enter. That shows you the names of the adapters - PPP is always 0.0.0.0
- click on the V beside the white box to see others. Click on More info, select the name of the adapter, to see if it's working properly.
See Response 1 starting at....
"When you install the ethernet card drivers, 98SE should have copied network related files from the 98SE CD. "
Same applies to Win 98 original.
Follow the directions for installing the software !
You may need to install the software BEFORE you plug in the card ! !
Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise.......
You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.
If you DID install drivers that way, go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting, and install the software the right way !