Wrong ethernet controller installed

June 25, 2009 at 12:02:37
Specs: Windows XP
I've reinstalled Win XP on my computer.
At first I didn't have any ethernet controller and couldn't connect to internet, but after a lot of looking around I solved it and I don't remember how.

However, after a month I see that the computer is falling of the net sometimes, and the rest of the net in the house is up and running, so I know it's this computer that it is wrong.

Then I find out that my motherboard (MSI 915P NEO2 Platinum) should have a network adapter of the type Broadcom BCM5751.
But the drivers and system info on my PC says I have a Marvell Youkon 88E8053 PCI-E Gbit Ethernet controller.

This seems wrong, so I downloaded the driver from MSI and unzip it to a folder containing three files.
I uninstall the Marvell Yukon driver and try to install the new Broadcom-driver, but the computer insist that there is no driver in the folder and continue to show the ethernet controller as a Marvell Yukon without driver, so I only end up on rewinding back to the previous driver.

What is wrong, how do I get the rigt driver installed?


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June 25, 2009 at 13:28:46
See help and support pages for (advanced) system information. msinfo32. There you should get a list of all devices on the system. You could also go to system properties and see the device id. It is the maker and model of each adapter.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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June 25, 2009 at 13:59:02
I think you may have TWO ethernet controllers onboard. Look at the link below.


Appears they have live update on that page.

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June 25, 2009 at 17:29:29
You do NOT have the wrong driver. You're looking at the wrong motherboard specs. You apparently have board revision 1.0B:


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