My last post was off the mark. It sounds like a resource conflict of some nature.
Resolving Problem NIC:
1) With the computer powered off: Remove the PCMCIA cards
2) Start Windows 95 and go to Control Panel > Network
and remove all network componets (adapters, Protocols, services etc.).
3) Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware
Check Network Adapters is empty, otherwise remove all componets.
Note the Version of Windows in the General Screen!
4) Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware
Check PCMCIA for Card services and PCMCIA controller installed
(The FA410TX PC Card works with the INTEL PCMCIA (PCIC) or compatible controller). Note other red X's or yellow !'s
5) Exit, Shutdown Windows and POWER OFF the computer. Give it a five count and restart the computer.
6) Enter BIOS setup and check Advanced > Integrated Peripherials > PCMCIA Controller.
The address should show 3E0.
NO ? Then reset the BIOS to BIOS Defaults.
YES ? optional - reset the BIOS to BIOS Defaults.
7) Exit and Save BIOS set up and let Windows start up.
8) Do step 4 and check for correct PCMCIA setup. Under PCMCIA socket my Point 510 shows only one entry:
PCIC or compatible PCMCIA controller
9) Follow NetGear Windows 95 Instructions:
If this doesn't work, refer to:
Q136553 - Troubleshooting PCMCIA Cards in Windows 95
No help, then run NetGear Diagnostics. Some card diags allow you to change IRQ and I/O settings. Write these down! Go into Windows and manually set the same for the NIC.
If worse comes to worse, it appears we live in the same city (what are the odds ?), maybe we could get together to hash it out.