[LMB] AKICOT:L getting files off an old computer
andrew.157barton at btinternet.com
Tue Sep 20 17:02:29 BST 2011
On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 09:54:42AM -0600, Howard Brazee wrote:
> > They work. But getting ahold of a network card and a cat-5 cable is
Fred Smith responded:
> very easy. I have a half-dozen 10/100 Mbps PCI network cards lying around
> unused. available to any one who needs one for the cost of shipping.
> Question is, does that machine have PCI slots? I used to have an even
larger pile of
> ISA slot 10Mbps cards (mostly 3com 3C509B-TPO cards) but they went to
> earlier this year.
It's a VESA bus system. I decided when I bought this machine not to go for the then new and, I heard, somewhat buggy PCI standard. This turned out to be a mistake as I later had no upgrade path.
> Just where do you guys think you're going to find Ethernet card drivers for a 1993 Windows 3.1 machine and operating system? <
They existed in those days, I installed Ethernet connections for my group's PCs around 1990. Whether I could get then now may be a different question.
> I'd put my effort into the hard drive as that standard has been the most stable, I think. The suggestions in other messages have been good ones. <
My thanks for all suggestions, not just those quoted above.
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