Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Ethernet not recognized

28 Oct 2009   #1
jhooks

Windows 7
 
 
Ethernet not recognized

So I just installed windows vista ultimate clean installed. I was running the release candidate before this.

The issue i'm having is that windows can't seem to install the drivers for my Ethernet adapter.

My computers a Dell dimension 9200. I've got to dells website and downloaded their driver and it doesn't do the trick.

My motherboard is an intel 0WG855
and my Ethernet adapter is an intel 82566DC

I downloaded this program called SIW and according to it the status of my network adapter is "disabled"


help would be swell
thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 Oct 2009   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Did you run diagnostics via Netwrok and Sharing Centre?

Bottom right of screen>click the monitor icon> network and sharing centre and then click on the troubleshoot/diagnose link.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #3
jhooks

Windows 7
 
 

ya i've done that.

it tells me to plug in an ethernet cable (so i unplug replug)

then it says

problems found:
An ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or might be broken

I highly doubt my cable is broken considering it was working an hour ago when i was running the rc.

i've googled some updated drivers for my motherboard/ethernet adapter and nothing seems to be working yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Oct 2009   #4
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhooks View Post
ya i've done that.

it tells me to plug in an ethernet cable (so i unplug replug)

then it says

problems found:
An ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or might be broken

I highly doubt my cable is broken considering it was working an hour ago when i was running the rc.

i've googled some updated drivers for my motherboard/ethernet adapter and nothing seems to be working yet.
And theres no yellow triangle in the device manager?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #5
jhooks

Windows 7
 
 

There is, but when i click it all i can do is update driver, or uninstall driver. but those do nothing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #6
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jhooks View Post
There is, but when i click it all i can do is update driver, or uninstall driver. but those do nothing.
Can you right click it and see if it shows any errors,if so the code aswell

Also,have you tried to download the driver software ( Network Adapter Drivers for Windows 7*) and the update it manually?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #7
jhooks

Windows 7
 
 

when i right click all i can do is update driver software, disable, and uninstall which all do nothing.

When i go into the properties there is the message
"the drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There is no driver selected for the device information set or element

to find a driver for this device. click update driver"


I just tried doing the manual install from the link you gave me. The application installs something, then ends with a message
"to access new features, open Device Manager, and view the properties of the network adapters."

i go into the device manager, and under network adapters, i see the supposed ethernet controller "Intel(R) 82566DC gigabit network connection" BUT there is still the Ethernet controller with the yellow question mark in the other devices section. And my internet still doesn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #8
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Download the file to my documents(or anywhere really,but somewhwere you know the path of the file).

Then update software driver manually

Type in the path that you download the driver to.

That should force the software onto the driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

One trick that can be useful in this type of issue is when you un-install the existing drivers there should be an option to remove all files from disk or similar - this action can often enable a successful manual install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Oct 2009   #10
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
One trick that can be useful in this type of issue is when you un-install the existing drivers there should be an option to remove all files from disk or similar - this action can often enable a successful manual install.
Thanks for that,i must remember it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Ethernet not recognized




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
ethernet please
now sir ? http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/willkjoy/asget.jpg http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/willkjoy/asdasdasd.jpg http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/willkjoy/asfasf.jpg
Hardware & Devices
hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.
I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these...
Hardware & Devices
Ethernet Adapter not recognized
So I have a Dell PC I bought a little over 1.5 yrs ago that came with an integrated ethernet adapter on mobo. worked fine uptill november last year when it started giving me problems where the comp would not recognize the adapter on start-up, a reboot would solve the problem and I'd be able to go...
Network & Sharing
ethernet cable not recognized, asking for isp login info
I know this question has already been asked as i've been researching this for the past 2 days, but none of the threads i've found have solved my issue. 1. my internet is working on all other computers, the router and modem both work properly and are both configured to work with other computers...
Network & Sharing
Ethernet card not being recognized...
Hi all, I'm really glad I stumbled across this forum whilst on a mad scramble to find an answer to my question. I installed the 7022 x86 version of Windows 7. Everything installed fine and there were driver issues which I anticipated but my Ethernet port is not working on W7 or any other OS...
Network & Sharing
Ethernet Connections not being recognized.
First of all thanks in advice for taking the time to read my issue and if you can help me, Thanks even more! So my issue is regarding ethernet connections not being recognized when i plug in the ethernet cable to the port. I have been searching for days for a solutions, but no one quite...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App