First post, by johnyept
I'm trying to setup LAN on my Windows 95B / NT4 SP6a machine so I can access files using FTP, but for some reason it doesn't work. No matter if I set manual IP or use DHCP, Windows 95 shows a message on startup about "Error 59 when loading protocol number 0", and Windows NT4 says "At least one service or driver failed during system startup". The message doesn't appear if I boot without the LAN cable connected, and the LAN card (RTL8139D) works fine with Windows XP, as also do the other two I tried, an Intel PRO/100+ and a SiS900. The router is assigning an IP to the machine because it's listed in the DHCP clients list, and I even tried to reserve an IP on the router by locking to the MAC address, but both Windows don't have an IP nor can ping anything.
Is there some kind of TCP/IP update I'm not aware of? For now I can use a flashdrive with Windows NT4 using Dell's very useful USB drivers for Windows NT4 (R62200.EXE), but I would much prefer using the practical 100MBps LAN over the plug/unplug USB 1.1...
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