thx for both posts again I am impressed with your quick response!
the ip's I get I have no idea where they are coming from! I install everything (props to all the suggestions on the bbs) and got 98se running like a dream only I forgot to set an active partition a couple times(hate when that happens). I installed a kingston kne30t 10bt and windows recognized it fine, only I couldn't browse the network. I thought it might possibly be a 98lite thing so I went to full 98se and no dice. I even used an intel 10/100 generic nic and windows told me that it wasn't running properly, tried the kingston fine and then the intel same thing! I would run winipcfg from windows and find a really weird ip address assigned to the nic. I have a linksys router handing out dhcp and never a failure on it. I would run ipconfig at dos prompt and same thing and I can't release them or renew without crash. Just some really weird stuff going on. ip ranges totally different from anything these cards have ever used or been assigned. Weird! Any ideas?
I will give the irq thing a try and that sounds like the problem.
I am still a little unsure of how to flash the bios... it sounds from other threads that this is part of the problem.
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