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I'm about to go from 32bit WinXP to 64bit WinXP, and I've got every driver downloaded for my system components, but I can't find any definitive answers to whether or not the NC100 supports 64bit WinXP. I have't had any luck finding anything on these forums, either.
I KNOW 32bit WinXP supports it, because that's what I have right now (and it runs fine). The driver is integral to the WinXP driver library . . . .
but I can't find ANYTHING that says such is also the case with WinXP 64-bit. And let's face it - the latest nc100 driver archive doesn't have it either.
01-04-2009 05:26 PM - edited 01-04-2009 05:27 PM
WinXP 64-bit doesn't have any of its own drivers in its library to support the NC100 card. I also spent the better part of an afternoon searching for possibilities, trying various Linksys and non-Linksys drivers (one of which was actually a virus - ouch!!!).
Long story short, WinXP 64-bit support for the NC100 is nonexistent as far as I am concerned.
But the good news is that I just enabled the onboard ethernet on my mainboard, which DOES support WinXP 64-bit w/ the manufacturer drivers, and I now have 10/100/1000.
This chapter is closed. The NC100 is now sitting in a box next to my old ISA soundblaster card, collecting dust!
01-27-2009 08:17 AM - last edited on 01-27-2009 09:02 AM by giantherockstar
At least you didn't just buy something (Linksys pt #EG1032 v3, Gigabit Network adaptor - desktop model (PCI interface)), and get to the house and discover there is not even a vista driver for it PERIOD!! - not even a 32 bit vista driver. 64 bit OS is far from being a "standard", but it will be very very soon. Would it be so difficult to port some drivers over for vista for this NIC? Seriously. ATLEAST Vista x86!!!!! I personally run Vista x64 and have for quite some time now. Also am a beta tester for Windows 7 x64, and I dont plan on going back to a 32 bit environment. Please get some Vista drivers for more of your products out here. EEspecially something so basic as a desktop NIC!!! Keep up the good work.
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04-30-2010 05:14 PM
I found a defenite solution to your problem.
This is a compatible driver for your NC100. Works on XP 64-bit, Vista 64-bit & Windows 7 64-bit OS.
1) Got to Device Manager & locate ethernet adapter
2) Click update driver & click Browse my computer for driver software then click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
3) Click Have Disk. Then Browse computer for the driver you just downloaded.
P.S. This took me hours to find! But worth it.