First post, by MMaximus
I'm trying to enable networking under windows 3.11 on my Socket 7 PC, just for kicks 😀. I have Dos 6.22 + Windows 3.11 on a CF card, the network card is a D-Link DFE-530TX that works fine under DOS with mTCP and also under Windows 98 (when I boot from a different hard drive).
I have installed the correct NIC drivers in Windows 3.11, and also the TCP/IP stack (tcp32b.exe).
IFSHLP.SYS is correctly loaded in CONFIG.SYS.
Windows 3.11 loads fine (apart from an error message saying the network is not correctly configured.
To enable networking I understand I'm supposed to execute the "NET START" command under DOS before starting Windows. However when I do this, Windows refuses to load and gives an error message about not enough extended memory being available.
it happens wether I execute the NET START command in conventional memory or upper memory. If I remove all other drivers (CD-Rom, SB-16 etc.) it still happens, despite having freed lots of upper memory.
Any ideas? 😕