netgear fa311 driver needed

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  1. mike12

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    Working on an older computer with Win. 98 2nd. edition. I got everything working except the ethernet card. Reading the info. on the card, I see Netgear FA311 Rev-D2. I tried a driver called F31XV180 a few times. I installed the card, and then tried to install the driver. Windows appeared to be installing the driver I had downloaded on my flash card. At a certain point Windows asked me to insert the Win 98 disc, which I did, but Windows was unable to find the files it was searching for. After a reboot, I get several messages that Windows cannot find a few files etc. After I press CONTINUE a few times, I eventually get Windows loaded. I guess I do not have the correct driver, or is something else messed up. I wound up reformatting again, but I eventually got to the same point. Any suggestions ? A link to the correct driver maybe ? Many thanks, Mike
     
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    glc-no luck. I downloaded the file you gave me the link to which was a zip file labeled FA311_6_driver. Then I unzipped it to the floppy, which became FA311 V6.1 a regular file. I then started the computer with Win 98. After it asked me for the driver location I pointed it to the A drive, and then selected the FA311 V6.1 file. However Windows said it can not locate a driver there. I then looked at that file. There are three items 1). netrtoem which is labeled a security file. 2). netrtoem which is a setup info. file. I looked at the info. there, and it seemed to be talking about Vista ?? 3). rtnicxp, which is a system file
     
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    Fixed---I was looking at the ethernet cards at Netgear, and the one I have did not really loook like the ones pictured. The "newer" version was just released in 2006 I believe, so I downloaded the older version again. I went through the same steps again as I did before. However this time when Windows asked for the Win 98 CD, I guess I told it where to look as glc had pointed out. I thought I had told it where to look the first time, but I guess I didn't, anyway this time everything worked. It found the files it needed on the Win 98 CD and then said it needed to reboot. After the reboot, I checked Device Manager, and the FA311 is installed and working properly. Many thanks !!
     
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    You need to unhide your extensions for known file types so you know what you are dealing with. That was a FOLDER inside the zip, not just a file.
     

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