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First post, by rodimus80

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Is there a goto Network card for Win 3.11? Every card I have doesn't have Win 3.x drivers. Is there a cheap alternative on ebay perhaps? Or maybe a specific model with great compatibility with Win3.x? Thanks!

Reply 3 of 6, by BitWrangler

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A lot of the chipsets around also had a NE2000 mode, so generic NE2000 driver works.

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Reply 5 of 6, by chrismeyer6

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Generally speaking I reach for 3com network cards. They have driver support for basically every OS and they are generally light on the CPU and have excellent throughput

Reply 6 of 6, by Mister Xiado

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I use a Linksys LNE2000T ISA card, as someone was selling them new-old-stock for like $10 each a few years back, and I have no trouble at all with them, though I'm only using one right now, in the 486 I use to test everything I make with my modern system. Alas, I'm not a network technician, so I can't say if this card is better or worse than others. It just works fine in Windows for Workgroups, and I can access network shares and browse the web just fine, barring the usual limitations for vintage systems.

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