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Windows 7: Sugested PCI NIC For Windows 7


31 Aug 2009   #1

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 
Sugested PCI NIC For Windows 7

Dear Friends,
I have a friend that need to buy a inexpensive PCI NIC that Windows 7 will recognize, he have an old Amptron mobo with an integrated SIS900 eithernet chip that we cannot get to work with 7. It work fine with XP though.

Do anyone know of a cheep PCI card that will work with 7 It would be even better if you know how to get the SIS to work with 7



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31 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried the XP drivers? I have had luck with other devices using the xp drivers in Windows 7.
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31 Aug 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

If you could get the current nic working would you want to? there are many vendors using that chipset and drivers (at least XP) are available and might work if installed in compatibility mode

Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As far as a cheap PCI NIC that I know for sure works;
Newegg.com - Intel PWLA8391GT 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter 1 x RJ45 - Network Interface Cards

These Intel 10/100/1000GT cards work for almost everything. Windows, Linux, and server based things like OpenFiler and VMWare ESXi.

And they are under $30.
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31 Aug 2009   #5

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 

How do I do that Compatibility Mode thing?
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31 Aug 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BruhthaKuga View Post
How do I do that Compatibility Mode thing?
Find a driver for your device and download it. right click the installer and click on the compatibility tab set for whatever OS the driver is from.

Let us know if you need help

Ken
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31 Aug 2009   #7

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 

Thank you ZigZag Dude, I'll try that but if your kitten licks a hole in my monitor I'll have to bill you.
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01 Sep 2009   #8

64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate (Free from Windows 7 Launch Event)
 
 
Solution Found, thanx for all the help

I found out how to get the onboard NIC to work at Microsoft Answers, link below, a guy had an ASRock mobo with the same integrated NIC:

How to get a LAN-Driver for ASRock K7S41-GX working with Windows 7
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