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Intel 82566MM Gigabit NIC
« on: April 20, 2016, 12:59:42 am »
I finally got OS/2 running on my ThinkPad X61 today but it wouldn't load  the Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit driver that was installed (e1000.nif).

I also tried the e1000e.nif but that wasn't recognised either.

According to Lenovo's website it's likely to have an Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection.

Is there any chance of finding an OS/2  driver for this NIC?

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Re: Intel 82566MM Gigabit NIC
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 06:13:04 pm »
Suggest you get a copy of and an updated vendor/device list,, from Hobbes.
Unzip and follow the supplied instructions to find out which chip is in your X61, then have a look at the E1000E section on
(The 82566MM is listed as supported.)


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Re: Intel 82566MM Gigabit NIC
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 10:15:42 pm »
Yes, I've gone through all that but on bootup OS/2 said it didn't recognise the device...

There are different drivers e1000b and e1000e but when I tried to add both into MPTS only one showed up. Something strange  is going on with MPTS...

When I added e1000 which works withe the T42, it didn't show up in the available adapters... I had to delete all the other ones before MPTS recognised that one.

Guess I have to do the same on the X61.