Windows XP Prof Network card Verification
Since Windows XP does not support anymore any ISA
Non-Plug & Play Network adapters,
Windows XP is able to detect automatically the
settings/configuration of ISA Plug & Play and
PCI network adapters.
Before using network adapters, I suggest to check that the
network adapter has be properly
identified and is working.
||In the Control-Panel,
(or right-click "My Computer" on the desktop
and select Properties)
Select the tab: "Hardware" and
use the button "Device Manager"
||In the Device-Manager,
section for Network Adapters :
right-click on your network adapter and
select to display the "Properties"
||Tab : General
Make sure, that the "Device status"
"This device is working properly".
if not, use the button "troubleshooting"
Some network adapters allow to configure
the connector to be used (in case of
Combo adapters), and whether to use
on Twisted Pair (TP) cabling
"Full Duplex" (= receive and transmit
at the same time) or "Half
(= receive OR transmit at a given
||tab : Driver
In case that Windows has problems using
the driver, you can download from the
manufacturer of the network adapter
a new driver, which you can use then
For PCI network cards, it is not
possible to change the resources
(I/O-range and IRQ ), but for
ISA Plug & Play card you can assign
different settings (if you need to
a resource issue, but that should not be required,
this should only be done by real experts )
You are now ready to check the Network Configuration :