Solved Ethernet and network controllers download

October 15, 2012 at 04:01:41
Specs: Windows XP
hello
can someone please direct me to where i can download ethernet and network controllers for windows xp 32bit OS.

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October 16, 2012 at 07:43:03
Or even just buy a cheap old laptop with XP on eBay. I can't think the program is very resource intensive if it was written for XP.

Or run XP Mode under Windows 7.



#1
October 15, 2012 at 04:36:46
You need to know the manufacturer of your computer and go to their website, or if it's an unbranded one then you need the make & model of the motherboard or network adapter and, again, go to the manufacturer's website. Incidentally 'ethernet' and 'network' controller are generally the same thing.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#2
October 15, 2012 at 04:37:27
Go to the websie of the manufacturer of your computer and/or network card. It's difficult to be more specific without knowing what hardware you have.

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#3
October 15, 2012 at 08:53:08
computer model is dell vostro 1540, i have visited their website but got nothing.

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#4
October 15, 2012 at 09:23:20
Got nothing? Did you enter your ServiceTag Number on the Dell Support site?

That Service Tag Number is on a label on the bottom of your laptop.

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#5
October 15, 2012 at 09:46:40
Checking on their website Dell don't produce drivers for your laptop as it's a Windows 7 machine and few, if any, manufacturers want customers to downgrade the OS. The only possibility you have is to use a utility like SiSoft Sandra (the free version) which should be able to identify the manufacturer of the network adapter, and you may be able to get the driver from their website, but many Dell parts are Dell-specific so you may not be successful.

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#6
October 15, 2012 at 10:54:43
Downgrading from 7 to XP is something of an art (apart from being a waste of a good computer IMO). You may have to do a lot of research to end up with a sytem that doesn't run as well as the original configuration. Have fun!

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#7
October 16, 2012 at 04:20:05
i had to downgrade, the laptop was bought specifically for use with a piece of equipment. the software/application for this equipment works only with xp and earlier OS's and they do not have windows 7 compatible software.

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#8
October 16, 2012 at 04:52:16
Depending on how long you've had it I would suggest returning it and getting an XP compatible machine (you can check the models that have appropriate drivers in the same way I did, go to the manufacturer's website). The chances are that it isn't just your network adapters that are not working, I suspect that things like chipset drivers, which are very important, also have not been found/loaded.

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#9
October 16, 2012 at 07:43:03
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Or even just buy a cheap old laptop with XP on eBay. I can't think the program is very resource intensive if it was written for XP.

Or run XP Mode under Windows 7.


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#10
October 30, 2012 at 12:56:15
ijack, running XP mode solves all of my problems. thank you

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