ethernet or adapter

July 18, 2009 at 12:13:09
Specs: Windows xp
I just got this pc, my other one fried. it has an ethernet slot But won't connect me to the net even running att software. it says in the device mgmr ?! in yellow. When i click the properties is says it may not be installed properly. where do i find the driver/software & which do i use? is there a generic?

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#1
July 18, 2009 at 12:31:25
You need the name of the manufacturer and the model.
You normally can download the appropriate driver from the manufacturers homepage.

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#2
July 18, 2009 at 13:50:26
in the device mgr it just says this device isn't config correctly. & manufacturer unknown???? it does give locatioin as PCIbus 5, device 2, function 0?

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#3
July 18, 2009 at 13:54:36
So there is no other way to figure out, what network card you use, than open the computer and read, what is printed on the lable of the network card.

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#4
July 18, 2009 at 14:03:55
ok i'll try that thanks! for now.

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#5
July 18, 2009 at 16:32:31
What's the manufacturer/model of the computer?

LIR


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#6
July 18, 2009 at 16:58:12
Have you tried deinstalling the adaptor and letting it find the adaptor again ?

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#7
July 18, 2009 at 17:09:16
vipergg

If it is found without a name, but only a a network device, it can't be deinstalled, because it isn't installed yet.
Without the appropriate driver, the model of a network card will not be shown.
This only works, if windows supports the NIC by itself or the driver had already been installed in the past.

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#8
July 19, 2009 at 06:19:01
You need to check the documentation you received when you purchased the PC. It should list all components. If not, call the company you bought it from and ask them.

If it's a common brand name, you can use the make/model to find the drivers on the OEM's website.


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#9
July 19, 2009 at 11:53:43
it's an hp but not sure if that's the correct ethernet card? I just wanted something i could hook up & be done with it!!!! he said it was on the disk he gave me but it won't pick it up from the disk

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#10
July 19, 2009 at 11:59:05
that's just it I traded for this pc, all the XP things seem ok, but it says that there may be a problem because it may not be installed properly. When using the att disk for 2wire, it wants me to shut down for the adapter?

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#11
July 19, 2009 at 15:20:47
If it's an HP PC, you should find the correct driver at the homepage of HP (www.hp.com).
AT&T 2wire is a DSL modem/router, but you need a network card driver.
Is your PC connected via by wire or wireless to the Modem/Router?
What devices are listed in the device manager under network cards?

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#12
August 11, 2009 at 02:22:58
Is this network adapter (aka a NIC) a physical card; and if so is it installed in the pci slot immediately adjacent/next to the AGP slot? If it is installed there - move it at least one slot further away... The AGP slot and the PCI slot next to it share the same irq... ; and a NIC just won't work "proper-like" if in that slot...

If it is already in a slot other than that... then power-down; remove mains plug too. Open case and remov e and re-install the NIC physically; ensuring it is properly/securely pressed home in its slot. Often a card can appear to be properly (physically) installed - and it isn't... Then go thru' instaling new hardware routine and have drivers to hand - in case XP doesn't have them included in its data-base already.


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