I then tried once more adding the AMD PCnet adapter but pointing the “Have Disk” path to the above path – and bingo – it took it, and on reboot the device was there and started and working. However – you gave me an idea – to try to find the driver files in the vmware vmtools install. Or is there any other ethernet adapater that I could get working in a virtual WinNT4? MODE provides various functions to control how the card works with regards to sending and receiving packets, and running loopback tests. LADR is the logical address filter you want the card to use when deciding to accept Ethernet packets with logical addressing. Note that if you want to wait for an interrupt you will also need to set bit 6 of CSR0 or interrupts won’t be generated you will need to enable this anyway to get notification of received packets, so it makes sense to set it at the same time as the initialization bit. During normal initialization and use of the cards, the CSRs are used exclusively.

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Login or create an account to post a review. There are other bits in CSR0 than can be set depending on how you set up interrupt masks in CSR3 and additionally other bits in CSR4 that can signal interrupts although these are usually masked out on reset.

I tried this using two different sources for the adapter driver, and re-installing vmtools with “repair” option after each one, and neither worked:. You can do this by either waiting for an interrupt if you didn’t disable the initialization done interrupt in CSR3 or by polling until CSR0 bit 8 is set.


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# (AMD PCnet Ethernet Driver is missing) – Oracle VM VirtualBox

Yes, I did try that and it didn’t work. Also I’m curious – on Win2K, where does vmtools get the adapter driver from? Your way works perfect for me on three Windows NT 4.

I was hoping that installing vmtools would automatically create the virtual PCnet ethernet adapter. Go to original post.

During normal initialization ;cnet use of the cards, the CSRs are used exclusively.

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. The card regularly scans all the transmit buffers looking for one it hasn’t sent, and then will transmit those it finds. Is it somewhere buried in the vmware distrib and I could erhernet it off that? Note that interrupts can come from many sources other than new packets.

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I did so and everything went smoothly and I can boot it as a virtual machine – and installed vmtools – but there is no AMD PCnet Ethernet adapter present.

I then tried once more adding the AMD PCnet adapter but pointing the “Have Disk” path to the above path – and bingo pcneg it took it, and on reboot the device was there and started and working.

I too will need to manually install the driver from AMD’s site.

You also need to specify the physical address MAC address you want the card to use. Correct Answers – 10 points. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Add your own personal message: There are two ways of setting up the card registers: You probably want to set it to zero enable transmit and receive functionality, receive broadcast packets and those sent this physical address, disable promiscuous mode.


Actually I tried it twice – once adaptee the path F: This page has been accessed adapetr, times.

I’m working with Workstation 4 and unfortunately the windows. We simply fail and return.

Once all the control registers are set up, you set bit 0 of CSR0, and then wait for initialization to be done. If it is set, it means the card owns it and the driver should not touch the entire entry.

Just need to run VMWare Tools. This article will focus on wdapter Am79CA a. If this is cleared, it means the driver ‘owns’ that particular ring buffer entry.

AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter (PCI) drivers for Windows XP x86

The next section will enable some interrupts on the card. Flaming or offending other users. You also need a simple way of incrementing the pointer and wrapping back to the etheernet if necessary.