How Do I Detect What Network Card Is Present On A Machine?

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There are a few vendor provided tools for determining if their card is present. If you have a mixed environment, you could find that they don't work on all platforms. Here are a couple of PCI detection utilities that have been found, if you know of more please let us know!
  • PCISCAN by Bart Lagerweij available here can be used to automatically detect what network card is present. With this information, you can create a single boot disk capable of loading network drivers for a variety of vendors. An excellent example is available here. 

  • PCICFG by Ralf Brown can be found inside the download for RBPCI. This program claims to display lots of information about the PCI-bus devices inside a computer. All device-specific data is stored in editable text files for ease of updates.

Answered 06/23/2002 by: bkelly
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