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Ethernet Controller?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by themeat, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. themeat

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    I just had to reformat both two computers in my house, and I've got the same problem with both of them.

    After the reformat (one was reformatted, on the other Windows was just reinstalled, but the problem is the same) I go into hardware from the control panel and "Network Adapter" has the yellow question mark next to it, and it's sitting in "Other Devices".

    I went into my system information on one of the PCs, then Components > Network > Adapter and under name I see "[00000002] RAS Async Adapter". So I figured that this is what I was going to need the drivers for, but alas, it's impossible to find them ANYWHERE on the internet.

    What can I do guys?
     
  2. 5mi11er

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    You need to find out exactly what modem is installed in your PC. Then you need to download the drivers for that modem. I'm guessing you bought both with the OS already installed from the same people, and they used the same really cheap, non-brand name modem for both machines.

    There are sites out there to help identify the modem and what drivers to use. I can't remember any off the top of my head though. I usually start at google...

    Edit: Ok, I'm confused. You asked about an ethernet adapter, but ethernet is definitely not an Async device. Modems are Async devices. Maybe the OS is confused about the card type? In either case, if it is an ethernet device, we still need to identify it and download the appropriate drivers.
     
  3. mtown_onsite

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    Is this for an on-board nic? or a pci card? If its a pci card, search (starting with manufacturers site) for the drivers/installers.

    If its an onboard nic... Goto board manufactuer site search on the model of mobo... Look for the drivers. Unless its a gateway or compaq or something like that. Then you should goto their site first. They often use custom bios and drivers. Sometimes the mobo manu drivers don't work.
     
  4. themeat

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    Ok guys, a little more progress has been made. I contacted the store and the guy told me to go the model of my mobo (Intel D865GBF) and download the drivers for it. I looked around, but I couldn't find any drivers that were the solution to my problem... if you guys could, it's be much appreciated.
     
  5. mtown_onsite

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    goto www.intel.com
    click on support/downloads. goto downloads. type "D865GBF" in the box. click ok. click link for "IntelĀ® Desktop Board D865GBF ", select your version of windows... Under the drivers heading, clikc on "6. Integrated LAN Driver [PRO_V8.0_65293_WIN2KXP.EXE] (31944KB)" download it. Install it.
     
  6. themeat

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    Ok, thanks. Should I uninstall the bad entry for the Ethernet Controller in system first?
     
  7. mtown_onsite

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    If you are on XP/2k, just install it.

    Also, that file should have a readme in it...
     
  8. themeat

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    Ok lads, fixed the problem. One more little question.

    I ahdve another device with a little yellow question mark next to it, but this one says "SM Bus Controller"... what do I do to get the drivers for that installed?
     
  9. mtown_onsite

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    Hrm... Not 100% on this... but it might be the "Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility (INF)" drivers from the same site. (chipset drivers for agp, usb, etc)
     
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