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Inserted pci IEEE 1394 card

I just inserted a pci IEEE 1394 card do I need to connect the port that's on the inside to something and do I need to download something so that my computer knows I have that now? Because I tried to just connect my camcorder to download video and it's not recognizing that anything is connected. please help.

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  • mlsadler Jan 23, 2008

    i did not get a cd with it. i bought it off ebay and the box only says controller card. 1394 pci card. where do i go to download drivers?

  • mlsadler Jan 24, 2008

    no i see no "new hardware found" and the box is square and blue and only says controller card and then a box is checked next to 1394 pci card. thanks for your help

  • mlsadler Jan 24, 2008

    could i have inserted the pci card wrong?? should it says windows detects new hardware??

  • mlsadler Jan 24, 2008

    here's what ebay description says of my card:

    hope that helps some.

    General Features:

    · VIA VT6306 chipset

    · PCI interface

    · Three (3) external 6-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire ports

    · One (1) internal 6-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire port

    · PCI 2.2 compliant

    · Provides Bus Master function OHCI interface specifications

    · IEEE 1394 - 1955 compliant

    · Compatible with Proposal 1394A

    · Supports up to 63 devices

    · Supports Serial Bus Transfer rates of 100, 200 and 400 Mbps

    · Over current protection on each port

    Package Includes:

    · VIA VT6306 3+1 Port FireWire PCI Controller Card

    · 6-pin to Mini 4-pin FireWire cable

    Product Requirements:

    · Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/VISTA

    · Available PCI Slot

  • mlsadler Jan 24, 2008

    thanks i tried card in different slot and it worked! thanks so much for your help!



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No viene con el cd de controladores solo con cd de un programa para editar Videos, deben bajar un controladore PCI-IEEE 1394 ,el archivo se llama 1394camera.dll eso deben encontrar despues hacer que este sea el controlador que deba leer al win para ser reconocido por la pc.
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You should have get a CD with your firewire card containing the drivers for it. Just insert it and run setup, or when it asks for the drivers when it boots up, point to the cd. An other option is to download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.You do not need to connect the port that is inside, it it there only in case you want a front panel port.


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    Alex J. Jan 24, 2008

    Get the brand on the box and go on their website. Does windows tell you "new hardware found" when it starts? If you'd like just tell me what it says on the box and i'll try to find it for you


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    Alex J. Jan 24, 2008

    It should say new hardware found. If it doesn't, make sure the card is plugged in all the way or try to plug it in a different slot.

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    Alex J. Jan 24, 2008

    You're very welcome, always glad to help!




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