Looking for 3COM 3C905-TX Drivers

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 27 15:18:09 CST 2015

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Chuck
> Guzis
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> Subject: Re: Looking for 3COM 3C905-TX Drivers
> On 12/27/2015 01:57 AM, Robert Jarratt wrote:
> > Thanks Marc. The drivers from the HP Enterprise site worked, although
> > for Windows 95 I have been unable to get TCP/IP working. DHCP is not
> > working and ping moans about a wrong protocol. It looks like I am
> > missing VUDP.386 and I could not find it on the Windows 95 CD. I am
> > pretty sure I have another CD with OSR2 somewhere, but I can't find it
> > at the moment. Will have another look at some point, but I think the
> > driver itself is just fine now.
> For what it's worth, I use Win98SE as the minimum Win9x version on my
> systems.  Many fewer bugs than 95 and the minidriver platform has a degree
> of compatibility with NT/2K/XP.  I run a Linksys WMP-54GS wireless PCI LAN
> adapter on 98SE, for example with no issues.

I should probably also set up 98. I chose 95 because it was quite an
important version of Windows, and it is just nice to see how it used to be. 
> And I have a similar 98SE/XP/Debian K6 box using the 3C905-TX with no
> problems whatsoever.

I also have Windows 3.1 and Windows For Workgroups 3.11 on the machine. I
installed NT 3.1 and the network for that was fine (if I remember
correctly). So, I don't think there is anything wrong with the card itself,
but there is something not right with my installation of Windows 95 itself.
I'll have another look at some point.

> My phone screening software runs on 98SE on an old 400MHz Neoware VIA
> thin client 24/7 and has been doing so for months.
> Supposedly, WinME with appropriate patches is even more solid, but I've
> never tried it.
> Chuck

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