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27 Jul 2009   #1

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Ethernet not working, same with Passworded Networks

Okay. I am new to computers, I just hated vista with such wrath that I printed out everything ever to computers and updated to windows 7.

I had vista 32 bits, and all my drivers were working correctly when I upgraded to windows 7 32 bits. But I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 64x because I found out my computer has additional RAM that wasn't being used by the 32x OS.

When I did this, I had to install some new drivers, which I figured out by putting in my ASUS driver cd and then from device manager I would search the ASUS driver cd for correct drives.

(The ASUS Driver CD wouldn't work, it would tell me my operating system (obviously) wasn't vista, so I had to use the driver folder in it manually)

So, I can connect to password-less wireless perfectly, like my neighbors, but my work's pass-worded network it says connected but I can't actually go use the internet. Same with when I plug in Ethernet, it will tell me I'm connected but no internet.

I read around the internet and it said it has something to do with drivers. I tried downloading 64x versions of my drivers but I had difficulty using and installing them,

Here are my Network cards:
Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter
Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Bluetooth Device (RFCOMM Protocol TDI) (Pretty sure bluetooth doesnt relate to my internet but whatever)
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

PS. If you respond with drivers downloads, make sure they are just an install file not a folder full of weird extension files please, lol.

Thank you in advance!
PS I don't know how much background to include, damn didn't mean to write a lifestory.

EDIT: Also, I reinstalled/ installed a lot of drivers from the Asus site, all of which didn't work. Ethernet I was able to locate my ethernet card but I can't test that, my wifi card however wasn't even displayed on the site. I was confused. There was no Atheros downloads at all I think

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28 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7

Went and downloaded almost every file and installed them off the Asus website.
Didn't work either.

SO I used the cd, and went to "update driver" and clicked on the cd multiple times, this allowed it to re install the drivers most likely the correct ones. I am now at work connected to the internet THANK GOODNESS!!

<3 windows 7. now i feel like i can help people with network connections and drivers,
Even though it seems obvious to put in the driver cd, the driver cd says "Wrong version" but using device manager I was able to scan for reinstalls
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29 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 7264x64(main), 7260x86(secendary), XP SP3 Triple Boot

hi, in the future if you want to install a driver that is written for vista, it's better to use the Vista compatability option, also run as administrator. to do that just goto properties of the setup file , then click on the compatability tab, under compatability mode check "run this program in compatability mode for" and select windows vista. also check "Run program as administrator" in the priviledge level section. apply and run the setup program again.
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