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Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby chinny22 » 2011-12-21 @ 13:02

I got an ISA NE2000 thinking that's guaranteed to work with anything in dos, as I'm sure it will. Unfortunately the disks that came with it are for a diferent PCI card and I want to change the IRQ as it's currently conflicting with Com2.

The card has a sticker with P/N 9800004-03 Rev.A
The actual chip has

Eagle by Microdyne
632183905001MX
C9522
TBAB1579.1

I found the site http://driverzone.com/drivers/umc/nic/ which has numerous NE2000 drivers & the setup program in um9003af.zip can detect any ne2000 card including mine but only modify a select few & mine isn't one of them!

Any help would be greatly appreciated I'm going round in circles on the net!

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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby sebaz_ri » 2011-12-21 @ 14:35

First: a NE2000 card is a UMC UM9008F, not a 9003, that's why the SETUP program wasn't working
Second:download the file called 'cn650ep.zip' and unzip the SETUP.EXE file to a floppy, you can select 3 modes:
1-JumperFree
2-Plug and Play
3-AutoSense
If you use autosense, it will auto detect if you bios is PnP compatible or not
Third:May be a coincidence, but i'm replying you through a NE2000 card in Win95. Hehe
Four:If you need the packet driver for arachne i have that file
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby Jorpho » 2011-12-21 @ 20:09

chinny22 wrote:I want to change the IRQ as it’s currently conflicting with Com2.
If you're desperate, why not change the IRQ for COM2 in your BIOS?
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby chinny22 » 2011-12-21 @ 20:10

Afraid it’s not that easy. :sad:
I tried each zip file from the link & the only one that even detected the card was um9003af.zip which I agree is wrong for my card but at least its setup is able to detect other ne2000 based cards (that’s how I found out its on IRQ 3)

Setup from cn650ep.zip says no card installed in the system. It is & happly working in Win98, I've just lost Com2

Got a NE2000 in my 486 back in oz, works with any OS that I was playing around with, helped I had its disk though!
I don’t suppose your card is the same as mine is it?
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2011-12-21 @ 20:12

> First: a NE2000 card is a UMC UM9008F, not a 9003,

Both are NE2000 compatibles.

Is the card configured by jumpers or switches, maybe?
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby chinny22 » 2011-12-21 @ 20:26

no jumpers or such, here is a pic but doubt It'll help

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I could change/disable Com2 if it comes to that but the perfectionist in me wants to keep Com2 where it belongs, after all he was there first!
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby elianda » 2011-12-21 @ 20:30

sebaz_ri wrote:3-AutoSense


Are you really sure? Auto Sense is usually the automatic detection of crossed vs parallel connection on power up.
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby chinny22 » 2011-12-21 @ 20:39

I think in this context its different, doubt something as old as a ne2000 could work something out like what type cable is attached, remember most of these still had a BNC connection.
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2011-12-21 @ 21:28

Is the crystal 20 or 25MHz? 25 would hint at a 10/100Mbit capable card.

Looking at UMC drivers won't get you anywhere. Look for Microdyne, like http://driverzone.com/drivers/microdyne/ .

Microdyne EtherMAX ISA or Microdyne EtherMAX 10/100 ISA are names from a quick google search.
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby sebaz_ri » 2011-12-22 @ 00:09

@h-a-l-9000 Both my NE2000 cards are based on the UMC UM9008F chip
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby chinny22 » 2011-12-22 @ 02:38

Problem is ne2000 is basically a standard with many chipsets (kind of like sound blaster is a standard but doesn't mean it's a Creative card)

What tricked me was Eagle was taken over by Microdyne, another big player in the day which was more expensive so I assumed my "Eagle by Microdyne" was the value range so focused on the part/chip numbers or Eagle branding, H-A-L 9000 got me thinking instead focus more on Microdyne NE2000 as really its their card and their setup would have a better chance of supporting my chip even if its not exactly the same card.
I found this site which WORKS WITH MY CARD :happy:

http://www.mmnt.net/db/0/0/ftp.dvgu.ru/pub/Platforms/WINDOS-xxx/hardware/microdyne-ne2000
I bet my card back in Oz uses different chipset again, (but I have the disk for that!)

I could start talking about the fun I had with netware 3.12 and so called ne2000 cards but while I enjoyed that “nos” once up, not so much setting up I think it may be wayyyyy of topic so I'll leave it with

Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions often you just need someone to get you thinking in a different direction & everything falls in place!

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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby lowlytech » 2018-5-17 @ 03:26

Chinny,

I know this is a super old post, but I have the exact same NIC as you in this post, and the links you gave to download the utility/driver is dead or I can't get it to work right. Do you still have those two files by chance? 2000-d1.zip and 2000-ut.zip?

Thanks so much..
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby debs3759 » 2018-5-17 @ 05:26

2000-d1.zip can be found at https://www.driverguide.com/driver/deta ... erid=73207
2000-ut.zip is harder to find. I would be interested in adding it to my library.
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Re: Need a NE2000 setup/config program

Postby chinny22 » 2018-5-17 @ 13:45

Sorry I don't, and cant find any drivers for it at home. I guess its something I lost when I repartitioned the wrong HDD a few years ago and haven't noticed I'm missing them as I've got plenty of brand name cards now.

I remember I got it going, changed something and it didn't work again, so just swapped it for a 3Com in my Dell Win98 build as this card behaves fine in 98 and the 3Com was easier to get working in Dos/Win3x
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