Sometimes it can be difficult to identify the Network Interface Card (NIC) that you bought for
Sometimes, it doesn't matter. You have links on-board the card and all is clearly laid out. So
you can set the IRQ and base address.
I was lucky. My NIC has a sticker saying "Kingston - NetWare ready". So I logged on to
Kingston's website simply by 'guessing' www.kingston.com
and looked for network cards.
The first I tried was for AT/LANTIC (cute pun!) card, to set IRQ 3, base 0x300.
So I then tried for the EtheRx KNE2000, same settings.
So I went back to Kingston and downloaded the device drivers for the KNE2000.
It may sound a precarious affair, but I bought a bunch of different ISA network cards for a fiver. If that didn't come up as being something, I'd toss it and try another. If you are less willing to suck'n'see, then go buy one new. They are pretty cheap these days.
If you have bought/found a PCI network card for your machine, chances are it is some kind of
plug'n'play device, and chances are Windows95 will recognise it.