Microsoft KB Archive/92716
Article ID: 92716
Article Last Modified on 10/13/2003
- Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
- Microsoft Windows for Workgroups Connection 1.0
This article was previously published under Q92716
The 3Com EtherLink network interface card (Model 3C501) is supported with Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (WFWG) only when sharing is disabled. However, Workgroup Connections 1.0 does support the adapter and ships with an appropriate driver.
To disable sharing with Windows for Workgroups, follow either of the following steps:
- Start Windows for Workgroups in standard mode by typing the following at the MS-DOS command prompt:
- Start Windows for Workgroups in 386 enhanced mode and disable sharing. To disable sharing, open Control Panel, choose the Network icon, and clear the Enable Sharing check box.
NOTE: You can also disable the Enable Sharing check box by adding the following line to the [network] section of the SYSTEM.INI file:
Using the 3C501 card on a Windows for Workgroups server in 386 enhanced mode may cause data corruption on certain machines and is not recommended or supported. The 3C501 is fully supported with Workgroup Connections.
The 3Com EtherLink (3C501) driver is available on the Internet The filename is 3COM.EXE. It is NOT shipped with the retail version of Windows for Workgroups version 3.1.
The following 3Com card is supported with Windows for Workgroups with sharing disabled and with Workgroup Connections:
3Com Model NDIS Driver WFW/WC Name ---------- ----------- ----------- 3C501 ELNK.DOS 3Com EtherLink
The following 3Com cards are supported with Windows for Workgroups in any mode and with Workgroup Connections:
3Com Model NDIS Driver WFW/WC Name ---------- ----------- ----------- 3C503 ELNKII.DOS 3Com EtherLink II (8-bit or 16-bit) 3C505 ELNKPL.DOS 3Com EtherLink Plus 3C507 ELNK16.DOS 3Com EtherLink 16 3C523 ELNKMC.DOS 3Com EtherLink/MC 3C509 ELNK3.DOS 3Com EtherLink III
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