Windows ME Network Card Installation

by Johannes Helmig [Published on 18 Aug. 2001 / Last Updated on 18 Aug. 2001]

When configuring your network,
you are used on Windows95 and 98
to be able to add a new adapter from
within the Network Properties:

When selecting to "Add" on a
Windows ME system, there is
no selection to add:

To add a new adapter, you have
to use in the Control-Panel :
"Add New Hardware"
The "Wizard" will start.
You can follow the recommondation
to let Windows search for new
If you install a legacy ISA Network
, Windows ME may not find
it and then you need to select it
from the list
I select as Hardware type:
"Network Adapters"
and select my specific network card
(in this example: a 3COM 3C509B,
configured as NON-Plug&Play)
Windows ME is not able to
detect the hardware settings for
Input/Output Ports and Interrupt Request.
In this example the values estimated
by Windows were not correct.

This required to define manually
in the "Device Manager"
(part of the Properties of "System")
for this network card:
Tab: Resources the proper values.

Such a change requires a restart of the system.

After the restart, check again in Device-Manager, that the Network card is working properly:

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The Author — Johannes Helmig

Dr.Johannes Helmig is working as Director, Technical Knowledge Management in the Belgium office of Gerber Technology where he is involved in Customer Service and internal training, with special interest in Networking.


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