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Windows 7: after new SSD fitted and New Win7 installed, can't find network adaptr

10 Dec 2010   #11
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irock521 View Post
what's the full name of NIC? anyway, i didn't see any NIC in device manager.
Under Network adapters it should read something like;
Realtek blah blah blah. Probably some numbers and a brief description.


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10 Dec 2010   #12
irock521

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pricetech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irock521 View Post
what's the full name of NIC? anyway, i didn't see any NIC in device manager.
Under Network adapters it should read something like;
Realtek blah blah blah. Probably some numbers and a brief description.
ah..yes, i can find it, Realtke GBE family controler (not exactly,but something like that),also can find the adaptor which is disconnected in the Network Connection.
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10 Dec 2010   #13
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

No "bangs" or anything next to it, right ?? If it looks normal, like other hardware does in Device Manager, then Windows is happy with it.

You say you get no light at the NIC when you plug it in and Windows says theirs no connection, right ??

You have a NIC with a physical layer problem. In simple terms, just a bad NIC.

Best fix is to disable it in the BIOS and install a replacement. You should be able to pick one up cheap. You might even ask around your friends and get one for nothing.

I have several I don't need and would be glad to give you one if you're close by.
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10 Dec 2010   #14
Ageeb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
No "bangs" or anything next to it, right ?? If it looks normal, like other hardware does in Device Manager, then Windows is happy with it.
I've experienced the wrong driver for a device give no symptoms at all through device manager, yet the device not work.

Quote:
You have a NIC with a physical layer problem. In simple terms, just a bad NIC.
All he did was reinstall windows (on an ssd drive). Major coincedence if the card actually failed while he did that.

Quote:
Best fix is to disable it in the BIOS and install a replacement. You should be able to pick one up cheap. You might even ask around your friends and get one for nothing.
I'd suggest that's absolutely the last troubleshooting step.


Try this out first maybe:
Load system defaults in bios
Verify adapter is enabled (if onboard)
Reinstall windows
Fully update with windows updates
Do NOT load asus drivers yet!

Post back with status of devices under device manager tab.
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10 Dec 2010   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Do you need Lan or 1394 connection for you wired internet.

My Asus board driver/LAN hardware is the same as yours.
Mine uses LAN but when I installed the driver the LAN was disabled and Ethrnet 1394 was enabled. I disabled the 1394 and enabled LAN and it went to working.

Start> Control Panel> Network and Sharing Center

Click the Change Adapter in left column circled in yellow.

If the Realtek device is not showing then the LAN adapter isn't being recognized or the driver is not installed or installed improperly.

If it is disabled right click on it then click enable.

Let me know what you find.
Mike
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11 Dec 2010   #16
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ageeb View Post
Quote:
No "bangs" or anything next to it, right ?? If it looks normal, like other hardware does in Device Manager, then Windows is happy with it.
I've experienced the wrong driver for a device give no symptoms at all through device manager, yet the device not work.

Quote:
You have a NIC with a physical layer problem. In simple terms, just a bad NIC.
All he did was reinstall windows (on an ssd drive). Major coincedence if the card actually failed while he did that.

Quote:
Best fix is to disable it in the BIOS and install a replacement. You should be able to pick one up cheap. You might even ask around your friends and get one for nothing.
I'd suggest that's absolutely the last troubleshooting step.


Try this out first maybe:
Load system defaults in bios
Verify adapter is enabled (if onboard)
Reinstall windows
Fully update with windows updates
Do NOT load asus drivers yet!

Post back with status of devices under device manager tab.
If he answer in the affirmative, he has a bad NIC. Drivers can't fix a physical layer problem.
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11 Dec 2010   #17
Ageeb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
If he answer in the affirmative, he has a bad NIC. Drivers can't fix a physical layer problem.
answers what in the affirmative? I just left a series of steps for him to take of which is only half (or so) of the total process I envisioned...

I had the feeling inappropriate drivers were installed. I felt it was a larger leap to assume the trouble exists in the physical layer and to skip the steps to verify appropriate drivers were installed before suggesting new hardware wasn't the best direction. Everything you advised wasn't poor advice necessarily, just possibly premature. Just my $.02.

Regardless, I think Hopalong has better insight into this
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11 Dec 2010   #18
irock521

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Do you need Lan or 1394 connection for you wired internet.

My Asus board driver/LAN hardware is the same as yours.
Mine uses LAN but when I installed the driver the LAN was disabled and Ethrnet 1394 was enabled. I disabled the 1394 and enabled LAN and it went to working.

Start> Control Panel> Network and Sharing Center

Click the Change Adapter in left column circled in yellow.

If the Realtek device is not showing then the LAN adapter isn't being recognized or the driver is not installed or installed improperly.

If it is disabled right click on it then click enable.

Let me know what you find.
Mike
it is enabled, the adaptor shows disconnected with a red cross in Network connections. i don't have anyother network connection btw.
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11 Dec 2010   #19
irock521

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

@Ageeb

The PC is not with me atm, i'll do what you suggest when i get it back. will post the Device Manager screen shot here soon. thanks for help

@pricetech

Hi, thanks for help. i could find another Lan adaptor, but my PCI slot is full with other device
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11 Dec 2010   #20
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irock521 View Post
@pricetech

Hi, thanks for help. i could find another Lan adaptor, but my PCI slot is full with other device
Ouch. I hope I've either misread or misunderstood then and it turns out to be something else. USB NICs tend to be slow.

Best of luck with it either way.
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