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I've recently purchased a Realtek RTL8139/810X network adapter, and found the hardware very easy to install however I can't use it. I tried to install the driver, like the PDF says but it isn't the same. Windows asks for various files, most of which I've located, but then when it does finish Windows starts to play up and I still can't access the internet. The network adapter is connected via. Ethernet to a Linksys router, which works on another computer, but not on the one running 98. I'm using 98 First Edition, any help would be appreciated.
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Christopher Valk replied 11 years ago.

If the other computer has the Windows XP OS installed, you will need to run the network setup wizard again and set the "workgroup" to MSHOME or whatever you prefer. Then on the Windows 98 system you will need to change the workgroup accordingly, reboot and setup internet explorer to use LAN, it may take about 5 minutes for it to detect the proxies, but if you keep getting the error page right after hitting F5, you may need to reinstall the drivers, disable the hardware enable and reboot.


BTW If this works theres no charge, we are comrades.

Expert:  Joseph Barcus replied 11 years ago.
the last time I said no charge to someone , the staff got all over me. lol funny what pennys does to someone isnt it lol
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Christopher Valk's Post: The problem is with the driver of the adapter. Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX will pay you if you can make a working answer.
Expert:  Christopher Valk replied 11 years ago.

Are you using the driver on the OEM cd? Here are the updated drivers, if these don't work, you had better make sure the link lights are on and showing activity.


http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloads1-3.aspx?series=16&Software=True

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Christopher Valk's Post: I'll give it a shot.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
I fixed this myself. I just needed some files from net8.cab on the Win98 disc
Expert:  Christopher Valk replied 11 years ago.
I knew it was a driver issue. Have fun!

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