If anyone has drivers for PCI-GPIB IEEE 488.2 (National Instruments Manufacturer) card can you share it please. I am trying to install the drivers for this card (1998).

Picture of the card

The card is old since I would not like to go for newer drivers from the official National instruments site since I have a 16 bit program that needs to access the card. Also the driver CD that came with card is now molded which is not useful anymore.

What I get in device manager

I have also tried to install drivers with snappy driver tool manager it did not work.

Driver needs to be installed in Windows XP SP3 operating system which isn't being supported by the site anymore.


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According to the NI-488.2 Operating Systems Support, the latest NI-488.2 version that works for XP is version 2.4. (For comparison, today's latest version is 20.0.)

Unfortunately, we are informed in the article How to Download NI-488.2 Drivers Prior to 17.6 that:

National Instruments has removed NI-488.2 17.0 and earlier from the NI-488.2 Download Page. If you require an earlier version of the NI-488.2 driver, please reach out to NI Support to request for the specific driver version.

Nevertheless, Google has found some download sites for version 2.4 (unverified by myself):

If none of these versions works for you, you will need to contact NI Support for the driver.


Please find under this link the list of links to download NI 488.2 GPIB Drivers. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/ni-gpib-vintage-driver-for-windows98se/msg4130899/#msg4130899

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