no LAN after XP Install Acer Laptop 5570Z

February 13, 2011 at 18:57:10
Specs: Windows XP
Hi so I recently got a laptop that needs an OS. Previous owner said that employer wiped "everything" and would need a OS. I put XP on it and cannot get it to connect (or detect) a LAN ethernet connection. I went to the website (acer) and downloaded ,onto a flash drive, the Marvel driver that I thought was correct but nada. On the device manager there is a yellow ? under "other devices" that says "ethernet controller" when I click update it asks for an install cd or to connect to the internet to find one. What did I do wrong? and how can I fix it?

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February 13, 2011 at 20:01:24
You need the motherboard Cd that came with the comp when it was new.

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February 13, 2011 at 20:30:21
There are two drivers listed for that Laptop, one Marvel and one Realtek. Did you try the other one?


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February 13, 2011 at 20:42:16
No I did not try the realtek..although I downloaded a realtek audio driver and that worked fine..I have audio now..actually I downloaded a few different drivers I wonder if I didn't confuse the thing

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February 13, 2011 at 21:20:37
Success! I went to the Marvell website and downloaded their utility tool and I am online yay!

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