Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Setup internet on Windows 95 using PCMCIA ethernet pc card

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 jjmelior


  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:08:13 AM

Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:32 PM

Hi guys,


I brought to live old Siemens Nixdorf laptop with Windows 95.


I have bought new 3com PCMCIA Lan Card. Had some difficult time when installing it, but I did it. PCMCIA is installed and enabled. When I connect the ethernet cable to the card, yellow led (labeled 100 LAN) turns on.


I have added TCP/IP protocol and tried different options here:

- all default settings

- provided only my router address 

- provided my router address and defined some static IP + netmask


So in Network config, I have:
- Client for Microsoft Networks

- PCMCIA network card



Router, ethernet cable and LAN are working correctly. 

Not sure for 100% if PCMCIA Card is ok, but I have no reason to assume otherwise yet.

PCMCIA slots look fine. I have tested card using both. Also, the card is normally detected when inserted. 

So my only guess, for now, is that something is wrong with the config.


Any help would be appreciated :)


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Eyesee


    Bleepin Teck Shop

  • BC Advisor
  • 3,545 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:In the middle of Kansas
  • Local time:02:13 AM

Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:28 PM

I would not use Windows 95 to browse the web under any circumstances. No browsers or antivirus/antimalware products have supported Windows 95 for years.

In the beginning there was the command line.

#3 jjmelior

  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • Local time:08:13 AM

Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:52 AM

No worries.

First of all IE3 does not support javascript, plugins, flash, activex. 

Secondly, I only imagine using such internet only for downloading games/programs from trusted sources. 

Finally, in worst case what can happen? Nothing, it's just old computer for dos gaming :)

BTW, I don't know why but internet started to work on config mentioned above. Sometimes it's connecting to the router, sometimes not. Not sure why. 

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users