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Windows 7: Nforce 680 SLI // No ethernet device

02 Nov 2009   #1

win7 64x
Nforce 680 SLI // No ethernet device

Update to Windows 7 this week, everything works perfect...but no internet.

Everything worked perfect under vista64.
Got a Nforce 680SLI chipset on a Abit mboard.
Lan is turned on in the bios

All the drivers via (including the NForce 680 win7_64 drivers as brought by Nvidia as working Windows 7 drivers...)

- Windows 7 standard drivers > no ethernet device detected
- 15.25 vista 64b > no ethernet device detected
- 15.35 win 7 64b > no ethernet device detected
- 15.51 win 7 64b > no ethernet device detected
- 64v1500 > no ethernet device detected
- 953xp64 > no ethernet device detected
- Only ethernet drivers from 15.25 > no ethernet device detected


- Fernandos_Vista&Win7_64bit_NF4-7_actual_Driverpack_v7.0 (as found in other thread) > no ethernet device detected

Anybody any idea before I reinstall vista again...

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02 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86

Good chance that your onboard lan is disabled in the bios.

Enable it there first.
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03 Nov 2009   #3

win7 64x

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nitrotec View Post
......Lan is turned on in the bios......
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03 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

How does the adapter look in device manager?

Try manually updating it...
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03 Nov 2009   #5

win7 64x

He states that he finds an 'ethernet controller' without 'controll software' (is that the proper english term?) Manual update doesn't make a difference, he still irritates me (:P) with the 'no network device' crap...

So no result up to now :S
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14 Nov 2009   #6


I got the same message. You have to switch the motherboard power off (usually it's the main power switch on the back of the computer) , wait for about 15 seconds, turn it back on then turn on the computer. It works - but you have to do that every time after you shut down the computer. I tried to change many other things in the bios and the "device manager" --> nothing works.
Best solution: back to win xp (vista sux).
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 Nforce 680 SLI // No ethernet device

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