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Windows 7: Need someone who is good with Networking ASAP

21 Aug 2010   #1
AssaultRifle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Need someone who is good with Networking ASAP

We just installed our modem today. When I plug the ethernet cable into my Laptop, I instantly connect to the internet. When I plug the cable into my desktop, It says unidentified network. I tried disabling the network card, but did not work. I also rebooted.

The error I get is "Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP address".

Someone please help me out.


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21 Aug 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Drivers....?

~Lordbob
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21 Aug 2010   #3
AssaultRifle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

How can I get drivers if I can't connect to the internet?
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21 Aug 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Other computer, and a flash drive.

~Lordbob
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21 Aug 2010   #5
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AssaultRifle View Post
We just installed our modem today. When I plug the ethernet cable into my Laptop, I instantly connect to the internet. When I plug the cable into my desktop, It says unidentified network. I tried disabling the network card, but did not work. I also rebooted.

The error I get is "Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP address".

Someone please help me out.

Do you have the make & model # of the network card in the desktop ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2010   #6
AssaultRifle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AssaultRifle View Post
We just installed our modem today. When I plug the ethernet cable into my Laptop, I instantly connect to the internet. When I plug the cable into my desktop, It says unidentified network. I tried disabling the network card, but did not work. I also rebooted.

The error I get is "Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP address".

Someone please help me out.

Do you have the make & model # of the network card in the desktop ?
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-e Gigabit Ethernet.

Could you please tell me where I can download the driver?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2010   #7
DocBrown

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

I found Vista drivers for it.

Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E GBE NIC Driver Download - PC Pitstop Driver Library~

You can try installing them in Vista compatability mode.
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21 Aug 2010   #8
AssaultRifle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Updated drivers and still does not work...
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21 Aug 2010   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AssaultRifle View Post
Could you please tell me where I can download the driver?
Because I hate this question:
Let me google that for you

~Lordbob
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21 Aug 2010   #10
AssaultRifle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Need someone who is good with Networking ASAP

I need internet very badly right now, because I promised I would help one of my friends with something. All I have at the moment is my iPhone with AT&T Data, so help me out guys.

Here is what happens: I plug my ethernet cable into my Laptop, and it connects to the internet immediately. However, whenever I plug my desktop in, it says "Unidentified Network". When I troubleshoot, it says Local Area Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration. I already installed the latest driver from the Realtek website. That didn't work either. I can't simply pull out the NIC because it is integrated. My system specs is below as well.

What can I do to resolve this problem?

Also, I have a couple ethernet cards from like 8 years ago, but they are normal PCI, not PCI express. If I plug them into my current MB, will they work? I don't know the brand though so I can't download drivers. Also, this is a LAST RESORT. I am highly inexperienced with computers and I do not want to open my chassi.

So guys, help me out if you can. It can't be a modem/firewall issue because both my PC's have the same firewall, and my laptop works with the ethernet plugged in.


-Assaultrifle
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