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Windows 7: Don't install recommened driver for a Network adapter


18 Jun 2009   #1

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 
Don't install recommened driver for a Network adapter

Hey guys, I just wanna let you know that if you have a "Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)" I recommend that you don't install the driver recommended by windows update. Once installed it disconnected me from the internet. I tried Windows 7 troubleshoot option, but it could not solve the problem. I checked my modem, and everything was fine. So I just rolled back to my old driver, and my connection was fine again. Just letting you know.

I heard that it is best to download the updated drivers from their site (or your mobo's), not through windows update.

Here's a link (thanks to Andysweb) to get the updated drivers (Windows 7 compatible): [link]

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18 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thx. What build again?
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18 Jun 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

I'm on the 64-bit 7100 build. At first I thought it was my router, but my sisters internet was working fine.
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18 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Here I don't even worry using a NETGEAR FA311 10/ 100Mbps PCI Network Interface Card 1 x RJ45 for XP previously as well as Vista and both 32/64bit 7. The XP mode and presently running Vista on the VPC beta all connect. Knoppix and ubuntu live and installed also seem to connect.

The device manager lists that under network adapters as the Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family PCI Gigabit Ethernet NIC (6.20). Without a router instant connection! With a router added?

The cable modem in use is still shown with a red X inbetween that and the router. Are you running cable or other there?
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18 Jun 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Umm, I'm not quite sure what your question is, but my ISP(AT&T) is not cable. My local area has fiber-optic cable installed.
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18 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

FIOS! That's still not available here unfortunately. When sick and tired of the old dsl setup here I ended up with cable. A Fios connection should be fast there.
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18 Jun 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

That's the name haha. Yea, we live in a new-ish area in my town, one of the first neighborhoods to have it. They do charge extra though if you want insane speeds. I didn't feel the need for speed, so I chose the cheapest plan haha ;P
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18 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Hey Zeppo, I have had that same problem with a netgear usb wireless adapter. Every build since beta, windows has shot me out a upgraded driver in my optional updates, I installed it once and rolled back just like you. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. Thanks for sharing your info, enjoy the 7.. lm
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18 Jun 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zeppoleon View Post
Hey guys, I just wanna let you know that if you have a "Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)" don't install the driver recommended by windows update. It will disconnect you from the internet. I tried Windows 7 troubleshoot option, but it could not solve the problem. So I just rolled back to my old driver, and my connection was fine again. Just letting you know.
Nice diagnostics and welcome

Ken
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18 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

That might offer a solution to seeing one of the two routers here added on and actually connect for a cnange. With the cable modem itself the connection is seen without any drivers for the modem at all. I simply plug the cable from that into the nic card.

I would like to get one or both of the wireless routers working for adding on another test build(old Socket A build 1gb memory) for seeing how 7 will run there. I went for the second speed here in order to see the 12mbps ready boost over the basic 6-8.

The options for 20, 30, and a pro setup for 50mbps were also starting to get a little pricey unless having a hard wired network where "they" call the shots on what modem/router combo is used. No thanks!
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