I bought a Real-tek card on eBay. I believe it to be a model RTL8139D. Didn't receive any drivers with it so I went out and found them and tried to direct the installation wizard to them when asked. However, I get an error saying that the .inf file cannot be located for this card and setup cannot install the driver. I have looked in the folder that I directed it to and there are three files in it. They are: MTD80X.inf , MTD80X.sys , Readme.txt. Not sure why it can't find the .inf file unless it is the wrong one.
After a while of this, I gave up on this card and decided I'd try a D-Link DFE-530 TX+ that I use in another computer here at the house. Found this driver package for it (the one at the bottom labeled WinXP, WinME, Win2K, Win98, WinNT, Win95, Novell, Unix, DOS. Downloaded that and transferred it to the affected machine and it installed to the point of asking for the Windows 98 disc (which I was told it would). The driver that it tries to use says it is for an Intel 21040 based Ethernet Controller. Unfortunately the person that owns this machine says that they can't remember where they put the Windows Disc all those years back. I have a couple of 98SE discs here but when I try to use one of them it tells me that it cannot find 9 files that it needs. They are: dc21x4.dos , protman.dos , secur32.dll , svrapi.dll , ndis.vxn , ndis2sup.vxd , ndishelp.sys , ndiswmi.sys , vnetbios.vxd.
Well, I'm stumped as to how I'm going to get it installed at this point.
Anybody know of something I'm missing? Hardware's definitely not my strong suit. I should just stick to Viri.
Thanks in advance,