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Windows 7: Can't Find Ethernet Driver (please help)

19 Apr 2009   #31
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Since the initial release publicly of the 7000 build back in late January several updates for 7 have already been seen. That also has the Windows update to search for 3rd party 7 beta drivers otherwise found on the various support sites.

If there are 7 beta drivers found the update process will tend to see the latest Vista drivers available go on. You see that once 7 is connected online for the normal check for the latest available. It's no different that way from XP or Vista performing the same task when first connected or through the automatic updates.

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20 Apr 2009   #32

windows 7 ultimate betta
have lost ethernet drivers

hubbys machine has lost his ethernel network adapter. dont know where it went, maybe he sent it on holidays but now his cant get the internet and i really dont know where to look. i have tried the website for a sis 900 pci but nothing there worked. it did b4 when i originally installed windows 7 but not now. can you help. thankyou helen c
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20 Apr 2009   #33
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

One thing that's been tripping up the connection here on the 7000 build is seeing more then one connection setup while the drivers where still on good. With two adapters one a nic card and the other a cable modem simply disabling the nic card won't be enough at times to even get to the home page.

When going into the control panel>network and sharing take a look at how many items are shown. As you look to the top right next to the IE globe icon you'll see the light blue lettered "See full map" option. When the connection is configured correctly you will the "admin name ----gateway or adapter icon-----IE".

When not configured you won't see anything like that but simply see the no network devices configured message displayed in a blank window. Another place to look if you are not using any form of dial-up type modem is in the tools>internet options>connections tab to make sure no dial up items are liisted there as well.

With nothing plugged into the nic card for the time being here I have to disable that in the device manager upon each startup as you can see here. You may only have one item that may have a yellow mark on it if not properly being detected instead of the two shown here.

If you look in the device manager and see something listed under "other devices" like a pci or other type item without a brand name on it that may be for the adapter used. With modems and seeing the actual device in plain sight unplugging the power for several seconds on any ISP provided external modem or gateway and replugging it back in will often see the new device detection make that active again.
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