During startup the internal network card in the C/Dock II reports a resource conflict error.
Both RBEM56G-100 and internal network card in the docking station are having resource conflicts only during the enumeration or 'plug and play' of both cards' resources.
1. Find out the resources the internal network card uses.
a. Make sure the RBEM56G-100 is inserted in the slot and the laptop is attached to the docking station.
b. In Windows*, right-click My Computer. A menu should pop up. Click Properties then click the Device Manager tab.
c. Click the plus sign to the left of Network Adapters. You should see at least two entries.
d. Click the 3Com network adapter entry to highlight it and then click on Properties.
e. Click the Resources tab and write down all the resources for this card.
2. Boot into safe mode. An easy way to do this is as follows:
a. Click Start then click Shut Down and select Restart in MS-DOS mode then click OK.
b. In the MS-DOS prompt, type "WIN /D:M" then press Enter. This will start Windows in Safe Mode.
3. Force the resources of the internal network card.
a. In Windows Safe Mode, right-click My Computer. A menu should pop up. Click Properties then click the Device Manager tab.
b. Click the plus sign to the left of Network Adapters. You should see at least two entries.
c. Click the 3Com network adapter entry to highlight it and then click on Properties.
d. Click the Resources tab and click Set Configuration Manually.
e. Uncheck Use Automatic Settings and highlight the first resource type then click Change Setting and change the settings of each resource to the ones you wrote down (see step 1).
4. Restart Windows and let it boot up in Normal mode. The error should no longer appear.
3Com is working on a driver to fix this issue. Dell has a file in the beta stages that you can request from their technical support. The filename is W95EL90X.INF.
Note: This issue may also affect other Dell Latitude* laptops and/or the Dell C/Port II.
Microsoft Windows* 98 SE, Dell Latitude* CPx with a C/Dock II, If you click OK at the error, both the internal network card and RBEM56G-100 work. When the RBEM56G-100 is not inserted or the laptop is not on the docking station, there are no errors.
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