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Windows 7: No Driver for Network Adapter?

11 Oct 2010   #11
Exemer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Will this work?




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File Type: txt SIW.txt (3.3 KB, 17 views)
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11 Oct 2010   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Good grief. I went to Alienware's site, and the download page does NOT list by model. This is the strangest thing.
Great isn't it? You have to know exactly who made what in it in order to download anything. You would think with what they charge for those things they would at least have a decent download page.

And it isn't any better on Dell's page either. You go through everything to get to the generic (for lack of a better term) Aurora page,

Drivers & Downloads

and it lists 5 different network drivers.

Exemer that Txt file didn't work. Try it again only this time save it as HTML.
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11 Oct 2010   #13
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Exemer that Txt file didn't work. Try it again only this time save it as HTML.
You can change the extension as html. It provides all info EXCEPT network card. Argh!
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11 Oct 2010   #14
Exemer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It wont let me upload a HTML file so i copied everything it said onto a txt file.
Also, as far as Service Number tag I haven't been able to find one.


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11 Oct 2010   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK that worked. Not much info there but it does at least list the chipset, NF-MCP55, which is from the old Nforce 5 series. That being the case this,

NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.53 WHQL

should work as a start, and after installed hopefully the rest of the info will show up. One thing Exemer, when you install it select custom install and do not install the Nvidia "Network Management Tools". One thing you will find out with doing a custom install as well is if the network driver in that package is the correct one for that motherboard or not, as if it is will be in the list of drivers to choose, iof not it won't be in the list.

P.S. You're also missing the sound driver, but we can cross that bridge once we get the rest of the drivers installed.
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11 Oct 2010   #16
Exemer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I installed the driver twice and there doesn't seem to be any change. Also, there was no option for a custom install or a Network management tool. Might there be something i need to do to turn on the driver or something?
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11 Oct 2010   #17
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Ok, if SIW doesn't do it, how about:

HWiNFO32 Download

Gotta find out what the NIC is.

Did you buy this computer from Dell?
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11 Oct 2010   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Exemer,
Don't be mislead by the title. This will probably provide the info regarding your system.
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
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11 Oct 2010   #19
Exemer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I bought it from AlienWare. Weather or not Dell build it; I'm unsure.


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11 Oct 2010   #20
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And that one doesn't shown it either. It does at least show that it has the Realtek ALC882 of which you can find the latest driver for here,

Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

Edit: Just had a better look at that log and it lists the motherboard as the Foxconn N570SM2AA. Now Foxconn does have a retail version of that board,

Foxconn - Products: Motherboard

which has the Dual Marvell 88E1116 PHY for its network control. Unfortunately they don't list a separate driver for it, so I am assuming that it is included in the chipset driver package they have listed (which is quite a bit older than the one from Nvidia I linked too).

What does it show under Network Adapters in Device Manager? Also anything under "Unknown devices"? For either of which is showing right lick on them and select Properties, then click on the Details tab and from the dropdown select "Hardware IDs and post a screen shot of them.
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