Windows 2000 Network Verification
Due to its Plug-and-Play
capability, Windows 2000 should detect your network card and
install the proper drivers (which worked
fine on my system with my Realteak card, but first I had to learn
that INTELl does not anymore support the "EtherExpress
16 ISA" and therefore also Windows2000 does
support the "INTEL EtherExpress 16"
ISA network card), some older non-Plug&Play ISA network
may not be detected automatically and need to be installed
Even if Windows 2000 takes care about the installation of the
network card, I strongly suggest
to verify the network configuration:
right-click on the NIC and
The "Device Status" should
"This device is working properly"
If there is any error-message,
fix that first using Trouble-Shooting.
My Realtec8029 is a combo-card
with both a BNC
and a TP
I need to configure the type of the
network cabling (for me: still BNC)
For a PCI-card, the resources
( I/O-address and IEQ) are
defined by the system, usually
nothing to worry about and no
need to change anything.
Talking about Resources: Since a modern
Multi-Media PC requires a lot of Resources,
especially the Interrupts , Microsoft
introduced on the later Windows95 versions and
then on Windows98 the Interrupt-Sharing of PCI-devices.
NT4 was NOT able to share Interrupts, but Windows 2000
also supports the
Interrupt-Sharing of PCI-devices ( as listed under
Properties of your
"My Network Places"
you have a network
card installed, there is the
icon for :
"Local Area Connection".
Right-click to ask for
By default, Windows2000
- Network Client
- File and Printer Sgaring
||If a different network
component is required,
select the button "Install",
then the type of network
||Although TCP/IP is
quickly becoming the
standard protocol in
most networks, the
system still supports the
use of IPX/SPX and
||Talking about IPX/SPX
( which is still the default
protocol for Novell
Netware 3.x and 4.x servers):
Windows 2000 includes
a Client for Netware.
If you decide to use the TCP/IP protocol, you should verify now
Then you are ready to look at the equivalent of the Win95/98/NT4
now called "My
Network Places" / "Computers Near Me".