Updating Boot Agent for Intel PRO/100 VE network card
I have some old Viglens with Intel Pro/100 VE network adaptors on their Viglen 500S motherboards. These don't respond to RIS (I get a message saying that information about the network card isn't available and the session terminates). I have managed to trace some possible solutions to this via the Microsoft and Intel websites. What I think I need to do first is to update/install something called the Intel Boot Agent, which as far as I can tell resides in some ROM on the card and needs to be flashed??? The problem is that the network card is part of the motherboard, and there is a lot of info about downloading the latest card driver and possibly updating the BIOS for the motherboard to support the Boot Agent. I have managed to download a couple of BIOS files from the Viglen ftp site for the 500S motherboard, and also what looks like the NIC exe file for that motherboard. But the dates on one BIOS and the NIC pre-date the purchase date of the computers, so would not be any newer than we have. Plus doing this kind of thing is completely new to me, and may have serious results for the computer I try it on.
Anyone out there had to do something like this themselves, and can give me some help? Anyone got experience of these network cards or the Intel Boot Agent?