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Windows 7: network adapter not showing up in device manager

21 Jul 2010   #1
nelizmastr

2000 Pro, XP MCE, Vista Premium, 7 pro
 
 
network adapter not showing up in device manager



Marvell Libertas 8335/Sweex LW057 issues
computer specs this applies to:

ASUS A8V-MX
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
1GB DDR400 RAM
80GB Maxtor IDE
HD3650 512mb graphics card

SWEEX LW057/ MARVELL LIBERTAS 8335

I used to run XP on this computer, but Im used to Windows 7 since thats my main computer's OS. So I thought, what the hell. I checked compatibility and it said my wifi card shouldnt have an issue with Windows 7. I installed the OS, booted, and my wifi card was gone from the device manager. So I cant install the driver, since Sweex nor Marvell supplies an installation program. just the inf and sys files, which isnt enough.

I also tried show hidden devices, nothing popped up. legacy driver didnt work either.

the card is indeed working, as I tried in another pc. the pci slots are fine too. its a software related problem.

does anyone have an idea?


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21 Jul 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Your other thread says Vista is supposed to have built in drivers, did you install Vista or Windows 7?
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21 Jul 2010   #3
nelizmastr

2000 Pro, XP MCE, Vista Premium, 7 pro
 
 

both. I had Vista as a reference, but it didnt make a difference. I intended to put 7 on it but without the wifi working, I cant use it
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21 Jul 2010   #4
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Wait, what? Do you currently have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed on this computer?
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21 Jul 2010   #5
nelizmastr

2000 Pro, XP MCE, Vista Premium, 7 pro
 
 

Windows 7 home premium
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21 Jul 2010   #6
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Alrighty, well, in this thread, the OP asks the same question

In response, someone suggests downloading this driver

From the lack of response from the OP I am assuming it worked
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21 Jul 2010   #7
nelizmastr

2000 Pro, XP MCE, Vista Premium, 7 pro
 
 

that wont work. it doesnt take any drivers whatsoever, because its not listed in device manager.

also: theres a LED on the card, in XP its on, even without driver, but in 7, its off.
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21 Jul 2010   #8
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

That is an .exe file, you dont need to go into Device Manager.
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21 Jul 2010   #9
nelizmastr

2000 Pro, XP MCE, Vista Premium, 7 pro
 
 

its a self extracting .exe. in there are driver files.
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21 Jul 2010   #10
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes, there are driver files, there is also an Autorun PROGRAM that will install the utility
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