installing 3com 905b-tx.m
Wed Jun 23 14:58:44 1999
On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, P. Thomas Schoenemann wrote:
> I want to install two 3com 905b-tx-m cards on a celeron (which I hope to
> use as a firewall of sorts). The celeron comes with windows 98 installed,
> but I of course will not be using it. The 3com user guide for the cards
> states the following:
> "Before you physically install the NIC in a PC, you must run the following
> preinstallation program to prevent conflicts with the NIC."
This might be to check for specific BIOS problems when running the DHCP/bootp
client on the TX-M card.
If you BIOS doesn't have a bug with PCI boot ROMs, there shouldn't be a
> If I need to run this "preinstallation program" through windows then I
> will, but I suspect this isn't necessary??
I would try the card in the system. If you can boot, everything should be
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