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Old Oct 30, 2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible? [solved]

Hello..... My name is Ivan, Brasilian, and recently I've installed windows 7. (that one that expires on march).

Anyone, here, has the driver to xp, vista, or seven to this NIC?

I tried in other forums but nothing.

I tried on windows update, nothing. Version of xp-64 bit, not too.

On 3com site, just versions until XP, nothing about 64bit.

could you help me? anyone?

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Old Oct 30, 2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

The only solution I have for you is to manually install the drivers by going into Device Manager, opening up the properties for the network card, and either have it search for the folder you have the driver in, or manually search for the driver yourself, and pick the card. I remember this working for Vista, and it might for Windows 7 too. Just make sure you have the proper version of driver you need, being 64bit, as it won't work with the 32bit driver.
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

You might try the ones on this page:

Download 3Com 3C918 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905B-TX Compatible) and Upgrade your Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP with the Latest 3Com 3C918 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905B-TX Compatible)

They show a driver for Vista 64, which should also work in Win 7 64.

It's for the 3C918, but also says that it's compatible with the 3c905b-tx

That may or may not work since 3COM has a number of NICs that are labled 3x905b, but have different suffixes.
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 08:33 PM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #4
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

ok. thanks buzzar, howerer...... the link was removed. I've read the page but can't down the arquive.

Does anyone knows where stays, in what folder, the drivers of windows?

Windows vista-64, xp-64 and/or 7-64? but the "instalation disk folder" It stays on efi, sources?
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

OK, one last hope, since that card is so danged old. I mean it's so old that there Win 3.11 drivers for it

Take it out, and check the chips. See if there is a MARVEL/YUKON controller chip on it. If so, write down the numbers on it. You should be looking for something like:

Marvel 88E8001, or 88EC042 etc.

If you find that then:

1. Open up CONTROL PANEL

2. Open up DEVICE MANAGER

3. Find your network adapter. It most likely has the ! associated with it.

4. RIGHT click on it and select UPDATE DRIVERS

5. Select the BROWSE MY COMPUTER option.

6. Select the LET ME PICK FROM A LIST option

7. UNTICK the SHOW COMPATIBLE HARDWARE BOX

8. On the left side scroll down until you find MARVEL.

9. On the right side, scroll down until you see a bunch of GENERIC MARVEL YUKON listings and look for the number on your chip. If you find it there, click on it, cross your fingers, and install it.

10. If that fails, you are just going to have to bite the bullet, and go buy a NIC that is something less than 10+ years old
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

ok buzzard. I'll try. However..... I don't know why, but this NIC has driver on 32-bit windows. Just 64 ones dont have.
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ok pals. there are the NIC numbers.

3com 40-0483-004
9910520910437
Lucent - 4004834

and in another chip
PCA
EPF8017GH
9849YH
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

hello. Succesfull. but, I downgrade to vista 32. On linux I'm using 64 bit with no problem, but windows...... just 32 bit with this NIC
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

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OK, one last hope, since that card is so danged old. I mean it's so old that there Win 3.11 drivers for it
I got a floppy that has DOS 5.0 drivers for that NIC
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Re: 3com 3c905B on windows 7 64bit. It's possible?

temeteus82, cool
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