Eric Auer schreef:
> To find out which packet driver you need, you can use PCISLEEP
> (if it is not part of your FreeDOS install, just search the web)
> to get a list of PCI / AGP / PCIe / onboard-PCI devices in your
> PC. Look at the devices in the "network" category. You can search
> the web for the device ID, but often you can already guess the
> type from the number. A nice lookup service is the PCI IDs page:
> for example tells you that
> device 10ec:8139 is RTL-8139. The subsystem ID would show you
> which brand of RTL8139 based device you have, but this makes no
> difference for the choice of driver: All RTL8139 should work
> with the classic RTSPKT 100mbit driver which can be found in
> various collections like the Sioux one mentioned by Fabien.
I think you wrote me a tool called BERNDPCI or something, Eric? I never 
got around to using it.
Anyway, PCISLEEP isn't as extended as PCIscan listed at
Nor does it support the huge PCI textfile database at

Current FreeDOS setup batchfiles by Blair for loading correct packet 
driver are a lot of lines of:
"rem PCI card with PCI DEVICE ID 12:34, load XYZ.COM"
"if [PCI-ID] == [12:34] then load packet driver XYZ.COM"
> As Fabien said, the settings for your home LAN go into wattcp.cfg,
> but you can often get things working with a very simple wattcp.cfg
> which only says "use DHCP", more or less. There are explanations
> about which variables can be set and to which values inside the
> default wattcp.cfg file :-).
DHCP is a nightmare under DOS somehow, many complaints arrived as 
FreeDOS installation used this by default and then appears to hang.
No idea why a simple ADSL-router wont cooperate with this DHCP thing.
>> I don't want to have to reinstall Freedos just for the new hardware.
You'd never need to reinstall FreeDOS. You can just place driver files 
anywhere you like, then make a reference to them in config.sys or 

> relevant settings to your FreeDOS box :-). If you cannot
> find config in files, you can still do "mem /d /p" or use
> similar tools to find out which drivers got loaded :-).
"MEM /C /N" I've always preferred :)

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