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Windows 7: Pre-Installed Network Driver

18 Jul 2011   #1
JinToshiro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Pre-Installed Network Driver

Hey guys,

I'm new here. I bought my eMachines ET1331 desktop with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit a year ago. However, three months ago these lag-spikes started. I've been told by many that re-installing original network drivers can fix this problem. And, it makes sense, as these lag-spikes never occurred for just shy of a year. Is there a way to re-install a pre-installed driver without the CD? If not, is there a way to identify my pre-installed driver and download off the Internet? All posts count. Thanks.


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19 Jul 2011   #2
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

go to this site:

eMachines Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / ET Series / ET1331

see the section at the top that says "Download Hardware Vendor Detection Utility"

this should tell you what NIC driver is installed (I believe it's part of the chipset driver package)

you could also type Device Manager in the start window--go to Device Manager--select 'Network Adapters' and right click>properties to see what driver and version you have--according to the eMachines website, your machine has a 10/100 network adapter
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19 Jul 2011   #3
JinToshiro

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tman69 View Post
go to this site:

eMachines Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Desktop / ET Series / ET1331

see the section at the top that says "Download Hardware Vendor Detection Utility"

this should tell you what NIC driver is installed (I believe it's part of the chipset driver package)

you could also type Device Manager in the start window--go to Device Manager--select 'Network Adapters' and right click>properties to see what driver and version you have--according to the eMachines website, your machine has a 10/100 network adapter
Thanks for the reply, tman69!

Excellent suggestion, however, the 10/100 Network adapter is for ethernet. I'm using wireless, though. It's a Realtek RTL8187B Wireless... is there a way to find out the pre-installed Network adapter for my wireless?
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19 Jul 2011   #4
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

"is there a way to find out the pre-installed Network adapter for my wireless"

you answered your own question... (it should also be listed in Device Manager)
It's a Realtek RTL8187B

driver updates here:
Realtek
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