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Windows 7: How do I install a Ethernet Card?

29 Dec 2013   #1
Coffeebandit

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How do I install a Ethernet Card?

This thread is for a friend who needs help with her internet connection. She had Windows 7 installed on her HP Compaq, now she doesn't have a internet connection. I bought a internet card to install for her but I'm not sure how do install it. It is windows 7 compatible. Is there anything else I should check on or do before installing the card.
I know I didn't give any information on her computer, sorry.
Thanks for any advice. Have a great day.


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29 Dec 2013   #2
matts6887

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29 Dec 2013   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is her computer a Desktop or Laptop ? What was the make & model of the card you bought her ?
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29 Dec 2013   #4
Coffeebandit

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Matt. I would just update the driver but she doesn't have any internet connection to install it.
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29 Dec 2013   #5
computergeekguy

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If you bought it new i would assume there would be a little manual with instructions. They should have included drivers with the card.

Typically it is as simple as putting the Ethernet card in the pci/pci-e slot (When the computer is off of coarse) and inserting the disk with drivers.

You could probably go to manufacturers website--on a different computer--and they would have drivers and manual. Just put it on a flash drive and off you go
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29 Dec 2013   #6
Coffeebandit

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hey Doc, it's a desktop. the card is a Hiro Ethernet PCI Adapter. I think her desktop is as old as me, lol. it also came with a disc.
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29 Dec 2013   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If her motherboard has a standard empty white PCI slot, you should be able to install it there. Install the driver setup from the disc, reboot & connect the ethernet cable.


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