Is PCI Bridge Necessary?
Machine type: Gateway LP Minitower 750 Select.
Windows 98 -192MB
I've reimaged this unit "for a friend", I was unable to get the LAN driver information before reimaging.
Initial Problem: PCI controller & PCI Bridge (Device Mgr - reading for both "!" .)
I've taken out the NIC card: Linksys Etherfast 10/100 Lan Card model LNE 100TX version 5.1.
I found the correct driver and I managed to get the PCI controller working properly. (Device is functioning properly)
But, I'm still unable find a suitable PCI Bridge driver.
(I have not taken this unit back to my friend's house because I have no way of downloading drivers from his home)
Is the PCI Bridge necessary to reconnect this unit back to his DSL?
Keeping in mind, he has a Cisco Wireless router BEFW11F4 which is used to connect his son's computer to the internet as well. Will there be a problem caused by not having the PCI bridge functional?