No Network Access with DEC Network Adapter

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When you are using a DEC PCI Ethernet DECchip 21041 network adapter, youmay not be able to browse or connect to resources on the network, eventhough you have received no error messages.
This problem can occur if the network adapter is set to use the 10Base5(AUI) connection type.
To resolve this issue, change the connection type to the default AutoSensesetting. To do so, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Network.
  2. Click Adapters, click the DEC PCI Ethernet DECChip 21041 adapter, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Connection Type box, click AutoSense.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Windows NTversion 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new informationhere in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
Other network adapters that may be affected by this issue include:
  • DEC DE435 EtherWORKS Turbo PCI adapter
  • DEC DE450 EtherWORKS Turbo PCI adapter
  • DEC multia's Ethernet controller
  • DEC PCI Ethernet DECchip 21040
  • DEC PCI Fast Ethernet DECchip 21142
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Article ID: 156326 - Last Review: 10/01/2013 04:36:18 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

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