[K12OSN] Anyone using Compaq Deskpro 5133

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Wed Oct 27 19:03:20 UTC 2004

jsmith at breakthroughministries.com wrote:

>I am setting up a lab and would like to use a couple of Compaq Deskpro 5133 machines I have laying around. However, I can't seem to get a nic to work in the thing.  
>Anyone out there using this box? If so: 
>Did you use the onboard nic? What driver worked with it and was it only capable of 10 mbps?
>I think it's a tlan:netflex3, but haven't gotten it to work yet. 
>If you didn't use the onboard, were you able to get it to recognize any other nic?
>I've tried several different nics with several different drivers and haven't gotten any to work.
>Any help always appreciated!
>-john smith
>John A. Smith
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Hi John,

We have a mish-mash of Compaq 5175 to 5166 and have simply disabled the 
on-board nic (from the compaq site you can download the bios diskettes 
and change the standard settings) and used 3-Com 905 cards with either 
the rom-o-matic boot floppy or the "universal" pxe boot cd.
Both solutions work great.


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