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Windows 7: Ethernet disabled after updates installed

11 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7

For those of you using the ASUS M2N-VM DVI Motherboard, if you are experiencing difficulty with connecting to the Internet, this solution worked for me:

Install Windows 7 Normally. Make sure your Ethernet cable is unplugged during this process

1. Insert the Motherboard Disk but do NOT start Run.exe
2. Open File Folder to see options
3. Choose the Vista x64 driver folder
4. click on the setup file for nvidia drivers (this will install the LAN driver for your Ethernet Port)
5. Install an Anti-Virus program before connecting to the Internet
6. For Firefox users (Disable Internet Explorer 8 and do not install any updates for this program) then install Latest version of Firefox.
7. Connect the Ethernet Cable (set up network) and update Anti-Virus immediately

That should do it. Keep in mind I am still in the testing phase but it has been working for me so far. I suspect that Windows 7 was not installing the proper drivers for the Ethernet device and that is why a proper connection could not be maintained after a few minutes. With the older driver meant to work with the Motherboard but still in an x64 environment, I suspect this should resolve the problem.

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11 Jan 2010   #12

Windows 7

My last post wasn't displayed so here it is again:

For those of you using Asus Motherboard M2N-VM DVI, if you are experiencing problems with your Ethernet Connection, I did the following to resolve it:

1. Install Windows 7 normally, but disconnect the Ethernet cable from the port before installation
2. After Windows Starts, insert the motherboard disc
3. Do NOT start the Run.exe, instead, open the folder for viewing
4. Select the Vista x64 folder and then run the setup file for Nvidia drivers
5. This will install the Ethernet Controller driver for the motherboard
6. Install Anti-Virus software
7. Connect the cable to the port, set up network and update Anti-Virus right away

This has resolved my issue so far. I am being very careful with Windows Updates as they tended to be the cause of my computer not maintaining an Internet connection.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Ethernet disabled after updates installed

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