Windows 2003 Server Driver issues...argh

Mellman

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I'm running win2k3 server on my home network, yes, its legal i get it for free from school for being in the IS department.

anyways, ive got a realtek gigabit network adapter, 8169 chipset, and i am having the worst time finding drivers for 2003, i know it works in 2000, but i'd like to run 2003. in any case, does anyone have a driver for this? realtek doesnt list one, other websites list it, but it appears to only be for windows 64bit edition....XP/NT /2000 drivers are no go's

HELP!
I'm also baffled because my 3com card doesnt work either, yet i plug a random usb 10/100 nic in and it works like a champ, same with my wifi card in the server. with the realtek and 3com, it gives me a "invalid ip address" (169.254.*.*) and gives the option to repair but does nothing and cant contact the DHCP server....HELP!!! PLEASE!!!
 

Mellman

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Even more weirdness....my other win2k3 box has two dlink network cards in it....running win2k3, same version, it works fine, even on m$ft's default driver.....this computer however, doesnt take well to it....please tell me this is an easy fix...i've never run into this in my life!