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Windows 7: Network adapter is missing

04 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 x86
Network adapter is missing

Hello guys!
I got a little issue with my new ADSL USB modem. It's a D-Link 210.
My specs: Windows 7 Professional x86, nVidia nForce networking adapter (Ethernet) (onboard) and the installed driver from the modem: D-Link DSL-210 USB ADSL LAN Adapter (installed with the CD that came with the ADSL modem).

Well, there is my issue: when I installed the driver for the modem, it didn't created an entry in the "Network Adapters" (Network and Sharing Center>Change Adapter Settings). I can see it listed in the "Device Manager", but it is not there where I need it.
My problem with this, is because I need to create a PPPoE dial-up connection, and when I insert my login info to connect, Windows can't find the USB internet connect (I believe it tries to connect using the nVidia adapter, but it is unplugged)

If I don't need the network adapter to be listed in the "Network and Sharing Center" hwo do I create a dial-up connection that uses the USB intead the Ethernet adapter?


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04 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

This pdf show that u do it via a wizard.
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04 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 x86

Hey, thanks for the reply!
I tried it. I didn't work properly mainly because the modem is too old, so it hasn't a proper installer for Vista/Seven. So I figured out that because that, it only adds the entries in the device manager and don't do so to the Network and Sharing Center.
Any insights?
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04 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You are correct. That modem is outdated and most likely will not work properly with Windows 7.
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