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Windows 7: Device drivers are not installed. (Network controller)

03 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Device drivers are not installed. (Network controller)

Hello, I'm getting this in my perfmon reports:


Device drivers are not installed.
A driver has not been installed for this device preventing it from working properly.
The device driver for Network Controller has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed.
1. Try installing the drivers using Windows Update.
2. Install the drivers that are on the installation media that came with the device.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.
Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager

I have installed the driver for my network card, and the bluetooth driver. I'm not sure about drivers for a wireless connection, I don't know if they're included in the network card drivers or not. What's this network controller thing? And what driver would satisfy it? I'm on an Acer Aspire 5742ZG. Their driver support is pretty bad

Hardware Identification Fixed my problem. I found out using that website that the Network Controller was an Antheros Wireless Network Adapter. Antheros. When I installed my drivers and saw that I had a Broadcom LAN card, I assumed that I'd also have a Broadcom Wireless network adapter. Well nope. I deleted the Broadcom driver, installed the Antheros one and now the problem is fixed.

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03 Dec 2010   #2

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Try updating your drivers for Acer Aspire 5742ZG here:

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27 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
Acer Aspire 5742Z Wireless Driver For Windows 7

Have a look at the link below got my wireless up and running.

Acer Aspire 5742Z Wireless Driver For Windows 7
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