Q: Are there laptops that don't work with Windows* 95 and PCMCIA adapters?
A: You should read the HARDWARE.TXT file in the Windows* 95 directory, this file is written by Microsoft and describes machine specific issues and requirements.
Q: Everything seems to load and I have installed the Microsoft* Client for NetWare*, but I still can't see my NetWare server when I click on Network Neighborhood.
A: At times the auto-detection of the default frame type fails. You can force the default frame type used by IPX
in the Network applet in the Control Panel. Select the IPX/SPX compatible protocol, click Properties and select the Advanced tab. Choose the Frame Type feature, open the selections menu and choose the appropriate selection.
Q: I am installing Windows 95 from a SCSI CD-ROM attached to a SCSI PCMCIA adapter. How can I install Windows 95 if its recommended that I don't load real mode card and socket services drivers since most SCSI devices require load a real mode SCSI driver?
A: Copy Windows 95 CAB files (source files) from the CD-ROM to your local hard drive. This requires 35MB of hard drive space. This will allow you to change settings on the system without using your CD-ROM. This also allows you to install Windows 95 without depending on the real mode SCSI CDROM driver. On systems pre-loaded with Windows 95 these source files are located in the WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABSdirectory.
Q: When using Xircom® PCMCIA adapters, should I still use real mode Socket Services Drivers?
A: No, it is recommended that you do not load any real mode card and socket services drivers. This applies primarily to Windows 95 upgrades from DOS. In most cases you still want to load EMM386.EXE (in CONFIG.SYS) with the parameter NOEMS only. Do not use the HIGHSCAN parameter and in most cases you will need to remove the exclusion (X=D000-DFFF) from the with EMM386.EXE device line. Windows 95 does not detect devices correctly when using the HIGHSCAN keyword.
Q: Which Xircom Adapters are currently supported by Windows 95?
A: Windows 95 ships with 32-bit drivers for the following adapters.
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet Adapter|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet Corporate Series|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet II Performance Series|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem II|
||Xircom® CreditCard Token Ring (All Types)|
||Xircom® Pocket Ethernet III|
Note: Newer drivers for all Xircom adapters are posted on the Embedded and Communications page and Software and Drivers. It is recommended that they be used in place of those provided by Windows 95. These newer drivers are mandatory when using the Xircom® CreditCard Toke Ring II and Xircom® Pocket Ethernet III adapters.
The following Xircom adapters have Windows 95 drivers available on the Embedded and Communications page.
||Xircom® CardBus Ethernet 10/100|
||Xircom® CardBus Ethernet 10/100 II|
||Xircom® CardBus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet II (Performance Series)|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet 10/100|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem (firmware flash required) |
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem II (firmware flash required)|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem 28.8|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem 33.6|
||Xircom® CreditCard Ethernet+Modem 56|
||Xircom® CreditCard Modem 28.8|
||Xircom® CreditCard Modem 33.6|
||Xircom® CreditCard Modem 33.6 (Upgradeable)|
||Xircom® CreditCard Modem 56 (US and Canada only)- Rockwell|
||Xircom® CreditCard Modem 56 GlobalACCESS|
||Xircom® CreditCard Modem 56 Thin (US and Canada only) - Lucent|
||Xircom® CreditCard Token Ring II CTM CreditCard Token Ring+Modem33.6|
||Xircom® Pocket Ethernet III|
||Xircom® RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100|
||Xircom® RealPort CardBus Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56|
||Xircom® RealPort CardBus Modem 56 GlobalACCESS|
||Xircom® RealPort Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56|
||Xircom® RealPort Ethernet 10/100+Modem 56 (10Mbps only) |
||Xircom® RealPort Modem 56 GlobalACCESS|
||Xircom® RealPort Modem 56 Value (US and Canada only)|
Windows 95 currently does not support the following adapters in 32-bit mode:
||Xircom® Pocket Arcnet Adapter|
||Xircom® Pocket Arcnet II Adapter|
||Xircom® External Ethernet Adapter|
||Xircom® Pocket EtherTalk Adapter|
||Xircom® Pocket Ethernet II Adapter|
||Xircom® Pocket Ethernet III Adapter|
||Xircom® Pocket Ethernet+Modem Adapter|
This applies to: