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Windows 7: No Driver for Network Adapter?

11 Oct 2010   #21
Exemer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There's the screen shot of the unknown device. I should have mentioned that earlier.

Should I be installing both of those or just the one from the edit?




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12 Oct 2010   #22
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi exemer, have you tried the Atheros drivers , you should have a wireless mini lan card in your lappy download and install the atheros driver in compatibility mode for Vista , will load up my lappy now and give you the exact driver in about 10 mins
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12 Oct 2010   #23
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If this is an upgrade install you will sometimes need to reset Winsock to get the network up and running.

1. Click start, type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd.exe, click Run as administrator, and then press Continue.



2. Type netsh winsock reset at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Note If the command is typed incorrectly, you will receive an error message. Type the command again. When the command is completed successfully, a confirmation appears, followed by a new command prompt. Then, go to step 3.


3. Type exit, and then press ENTER. You should be prompted to reboot, if not you should reboot and test.

If the problem persists then sometimes a clean installation from the upgrade CD works better.

Clean Install Windows 7

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12 Oct 2010   #24
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

exemer,this should be the driver you require Drivers and Downloads this is 64bit software for vista
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12 Oct 2010   #25
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

pebbly, it's a desktop. The fun part is determining what it has for its onboard NIC. One possibility assuming Alienware didn't have the NIC changed from what is on the reference Foxconn board is that it may have come with the Killer NIC in it (Killer had to sell those things somehow).

Exemer quick question; is the ethernet cable plugged into the general area of #1 or #2,

No Driver for Network Adapter?-backpanel1.png

If it is #1 then it is the onboard NIC. If it is #2 (or even if #1 and there is an ethernet port anywhere near #2), then it also has a separate NIC card. If it is #2 and that is what you are using, then the easiest way to find out what it is is to pull the card and make note of the make and model number of it, then search for the drivers.

As far as that screen shot you posted with the hardware ID showing as PNP0510, from what I can find that is for an IrDA port,

Infrared Data Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is one of those things that if you're not using it, and assuming they didn't hide the option in the bios you can disable. Unfortunately this is one of those things that you know is actually being used, short of disabling it and seeing what doesn't work, the only way I can think of to see if it is connected to anything is to open the computer and see if there is something connected to the IrDA port on the motherboard. If you want to check inside and see it should be located here based on the reference Foxconn board green circle),

No Driver for Network Adapter?-winfast-n570sm2aa.jpg

If there is nothing attached to it then you should be able to disable it in the bios here,

No Driver for Network Adapter?-irda.png

Highlight the option and hit Enter, then set it to disabled (you can also do the same with the serial and parallel ports if you're not using them).


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12 Oct 2010   #26
Exemer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for at last trying to help pebbly.

Chev65, I tried resetting Winsock like you said and it doesn't seem to have done anything.

It is located in the #1 area, Stormy13. There are two ports if that means anything.
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13 Oct 2010   #27
Exemer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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
Should I have tried to install either of these?
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13 Oct 2010   #28
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Exemer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
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
Should I have tried to install either of these?
exemer, you have nothing to lose by trying them, the drivers are for Vista
so you may have to install them in compatibility mode, also have you got the foxxcon live update installed?
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13 Oct 2010   #29
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Exemer View Post
Thanks for at last trying to help pebbly.

Chev65, I tried resetting Winsock like you said and it doesn't seem to have done anything.

It is located in the #1 area, Stormy13. There are two ports if that means anything.
Have you tried using the "other" eithernet port on the back of the machine? Have you attempted to clear the cmos yet?
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13 Oct 2010   #30
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

exemer, listed here are 5 nic cards Alienware : The Ultimate Gaming Machine= 1of these cards must be what you have installed on your desktop , if by any chance you are using a seperate nic have you disabled the onboard nic ?
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