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Windows 7: Network Adapter

07 Aug 2012   #1
gnrizla

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Network Adapter

Alright, I was not on my computer for maybe 2-3 days and my internet was working fine before but now its not connecting at all when i troubleshoot it tells me i need to install a driver for my network adapter. I've tried downloading it from the website Dell and it still dosent work. My internet is up and running on my laptop but i need it on my desktop.

In device manager it does not show a Network Adapter tab so im not sure what im suppose to do.

AMD Athlon II x2 245 Processor 2.90GHz
4.00GB Ram
64 bit
Dell Insiprion 570
ATI Radeon 4200


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07 Aug 2012   #2
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

So your internet has been working on your desktop? What's the range between the computer and the router? How many walls does it pass through?
Also check that the drivers you are downloading are for the exact same router you have!
Also try downloading the latest Windows Updates.
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08 Aug 2012   #3
gnrizla

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

i've went to the dell website and looked up my computer and downloaded the Network tab and its not working, i go into device manager and its not Network adapters is not showing up in there.

The router is wired and is in the same room as my desktop
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08 Aug 2012   #4
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Have you removed your network adapter? :O
No, seriously, you sure that you are an admin (stupid question) on the desktop? And if it's wired; then I see no problems connecting.
Or have you uninstalled some software recently and the uninstaller didn't remove all the files, so you removed them manually; or just anything similar! Deleting files or cleaning registry or something.
In that process you might have removed important files for Windows, which results in no internet connection.
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08 Aug 2012   #5
gnrizla

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I havent removed my network adapter. its still in there , also i reinstall my wndows 7 and im having the same problem. and yes im an admin. I really dont know whats going on , theres no networkadapter in device manager and i think usually it downloads the network adapter manually when u reinstall the computer im not sure whats the problem
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08 Aug 2012   #6
Kraken

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I have the same problem as you. I used the cd that came with my MB when I built my PC and the drivers that usually showed up when i ran the cd weren't listed anymore. So I downloaded them from the net and installed them and the damn driver or Network Adapter option in device manager doesn't show up still. I also didn't uninstall anything. I even tried a system recovery without any success.
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08 Aug 2012   #7
gnrizla

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Looks out like it was defective , I bought a new 1 and it works fine! problem solved
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09 Aug 2012   #8
Kraken

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Good to know.
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09 Aug 2012   #9
Kraken

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hey. just a heads up, my onboard network adapter was disabled in my bios. I have no clue as to how that happened since i didnt touch it so maybe you should take a look at your bios and see if it's disabled as well. then return the one you bought if at all possible.
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