xp not recognizing the other nic

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by viky1181, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. viky1181

    viky1181 OSNN One Post Wonder

    i have installed 2 realtek pci 10/100 fast ethernet nic, one on pci -1 and other on pci-2 on a winxp pro system. xp installs the first card on pci - 1 but does not show the other one. i have tried removing and reinstalling it but still the other card does not show up in device manager. how do i get both of them working.
  2. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

    PnP shouldn't require these steps, but I've run into this before. Try booting with just one card installed, shut down, install the other card, reboot. Also, if your bios allows, you may want to try setting them to separate irq's if they are trying to share the same one.
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Placerville, CA
    Make sure PnP OS is turned on that way windows can manage your IRQ's and not have to do it manually.