So I own this very old IBM Thinkpad 600E lappy:
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) II processor 360 MHz
RAM: 440 MB
SWAP: 1 GB
GPU: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph 256AV] (rev 12) (2 MB)
SND: Cirrus Logic CS 4610/11 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
WIFI: Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501USB Wireless Adapter
SATA: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE
HDD: 40 GB
MSE: Silvercrest Lidl Purchased 8 button USB mouse
and it has 2 PCMCIA slots on the side that seem perfect for this 3COM 3C3FEM556C Ethernet / Modem card
When I was testing XP on this lappy the card worked but the driver was causing BSOD every now and then.
The card itself works and I know that for sure but for some wild reason when I am plugging it into the lappy the light (orange) is on but there is not ethernet card listed when trying to set it up via PCC.
I have tried few things in the past but I got to the point when plugging in the card was freezing lappy (that was in 2009) then in early 2010 I reinstalled with fresh 2010.x KDE4 Minime iso (removed most of KDE4 and installed LXDE on top of it) and was upgrading ever since.
I need help with diagnosing and getting this card to work.
Please ask for any details needed. I won't be providing them until You do as I don't want to confuse anyone with useless command outputs.
The laptop itself is connected to the network using wireless USB card now but since it only has one USB port I use the HUB and it is not very stable / fast. Lately I have decided to change all my networking from WLAN to LAN (planning on turning off wireless completely on the router) and this is why I would like to have this card working in this lappy as it's the only machine that has no ethernet card built in.
I am hoping to learn few things and have fun getting it to work in the same time.