Reply to Kees
Thanks for your interest. I bought the mobo used from a discount house. It came with a CD which holds the drivers. I don't know the date of the driver CD vs the date of the "latest" drivers on the Intel website. I also have a copy of the website drivers. A thought occurred that perhaps WIN98SE already has drivers for the LAN function and the Intel driver, when loaded causes a conflict. So I am trying now, on my roughly 24th clean boot install of 98SE, to see if the LAN function will work without having to install the INTEL driver. BTW, the game I am playing is to see if I can get 98SE fully functional without either a start up or shut down problem.