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Windows 7: Ethernet port on motherboard not working

07 Sep 2014   #1
hankster112

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Ethernet port on motherboard not working

I am attempting to connect to the internet with a broadband connection after reinstalling Windows. It keeps reporting back with Error 651 (Modem or other device reported an error), so right now I'm running though WiFi. My motherboard has a built in ethernet port, which is what I am attempting to connect through. It also has a fiber optic circuitboard installed, but my router does not support it, so I can't do anything with it.

Whenever I try to set up a new connection, Windows tells me that my computer is not set up to use Ethernet, but that I can still try to do it.

Any help is appreciated!


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07 Sep 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Reinstalling Windows frequently does not the drivers for things like the Ethernet/Network adapter, have to download drivers for it then install.

You might also need to look in the BIOS to see if the Ethernet is Enabled.
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07 Sep 2014   #3
hankster112

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I checked, Windows can't find the drivers for my ethernet card.

About to go in the BIOS, I'll post what I find.

EDIT: Ethernet related settings in BIOS seem to be fine, everything is enabled.
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