Feb 19

This is brought on by an more mature driver problem. Unfortunately, theD-Link DFE-530TX cannot run below the NDIS 4.0 driver in Win95 (950 and 95A). centered for the microsof company specification, the Win95 (950 and (95A) demands the NDIS 3.0 driver. house windows 95 OSR2 and house windows 98 need the NDIS 4.0 driver.

Follow the subsequent actions to fix this bug:

Step 1: Remove the DFE-530TX adapter in Network Configuration.

Step 2: Delete the NETDLFET.INF file in the \WINDOWS\INF directory.

Step 3: Delete the DLDFET.SYS fiel in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory.

Step 4: Restart the computer and allow Windows 95 to auto-detect the DFE-530TX. If using Win950 or Win95A, poin to the Netdlfet.inf file inside the Win95 folder on the driver diskette. If using Win95B or Win98, point to the Netdlfet.inf file on the root of the driver diskette.

Step 5: provide the Win95 or Win98 compact disk and make particular that all documents are found out near to the compact disk or driver diskette.

Step 6: before to restarting, confirm in equipment Manager below system Adapters how the DFE-530TX is utilizing the readily available assets and confirm how the system Configuration has the corrrect clients, protocols, and document and printer sharing.

If this does not work, the only other dilemma is definitely an IRQ conflict.  

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Jul 30

Step 1: Right click My Computer.

Step 2: Select Manage.

Step 3: Click the Device Manager, under the System Tools section, in the left panel.

Step 4: In the right panel, expand the Network Adapters section.


Your adapter should show up by name. (ex D-Link DFE-538TX)

If there is a problem with installation, the device will display as an Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, Unknown device, or will not be listed at all.

If the adapter is not installed properly, continue to Step 5.

Step 5: From the Network Adapters section, right click on the adapter and select Uninstall.


Step 6: Reinstall the driver.

The Latest Driver can be downloaded from our www.dlink.com.

Step 7: After the installation completes, repeat to Step 1 through Step 4 again, to ensure that the driver has installed properly.

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Jul 25

The cable included with your NIC is a WOL or Wake On LAN cable. Wake on LAN is an optional feature of the card and is not required for the NIC to function properly. Some new motherboards do not need the WOL cable for Wake on LAN to work. The support is built into the PCI slot, and in this case the customer will have to reference the motherboard manual or manufacturer´s website for setup information.

Both ends of the three wire cable are not the same. The connector with the large key way will connect to the motherboard, and the smaller connector will connect to the NIC. To use this optional feature you will need to have additional software installed on your computer such as Magic Packet.

What is Wake On LAN?

Wake On LAN provides remote wake-up technology which enables systems to be remotely powered “on” for off hours tasks. A result of the Intel-IBM Advanced Manageability Alliance and part of the Wired for Management Baseline Specification, this technology helps save time on automated software installations, upgrades, disk backups and virus scans. Wake on LAN technology resides in a managed network adapter and on the system motherboard.

Which of D-Link´s network adapters support the Wake-On-Lan function?

D-Link now has five NICs that support WOL:

  • DFE-500TX rev E1
  • DFE-530TX+
  • DFE-538TX
  • DFE-540TX
  • DFE-550TX
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    Jan 30

    A good way to test the card is to assign an IP address to the card in the TCP/IP properties for the card in the Network Properties control panel. After you assign the card an IP address and a subnet mask, you can use the ping utility from a DOS prompt to test the card. If you get four replies when pinging, it is another very good sign that the card is functioning properly.

    Using the Ping command

    Step 1: Open the MS-DOS program on your computer.

    Step 2: From the default location, enter the word ping, a space and then the IP address of your network card. Hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

    A response of four replies indicates that the network card is properly installed and that TCP/IP is correctly bound to the card.

    Another good way is looking at the card itself. If your computer is up and running and connected to a switch, hub or another computer directly with a crossover cable and the light is illuminated next to where the cable is plugged into it, then that is a good indicator of whether or not the card is working.


    Jan 30

    First,The two adapters must be connected to power outlets and electrical wiring which belong to the same electrical system.

    Connect the adapter directly to the wall socket instead of a powerstrip/surge protector. Filtering circuits in the surge protector can interfere with power line technology.

    The second question:

    200Mbps is the theoretical physical rate. Actual throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, and network overhead affects actual throughput rate.

    Specific factors which may reduce your effective speeds are power fluctuations EM interference from induction motors such as refrigerators, washer/dryer, microwaves, hair dryers, etc.and poor grounding.

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