network adapter gone?

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Bumbledor

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Win 7, ausus mother board,
yesterday worked fine.
Today cannot find network adaptor, (LAN). BIOS says its enabled. Windows does not see it. Tried installiing driver for it.
any ideas?
it does not show up in device manager.
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flavallee

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What's the exact model number of your ASUS motherboard?

It's very possible its integrated ethernet device has died.
Installing a PCI or PCI-E ethernet card and its driver should resolve the issue.
I've had this happen to 3 desktops/towers over the years - which is why I keep a couple of ethernet cards in my parts box.

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Bumbledor

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Well, Luckly I did have a PCI wireless card. Installed it and yes I am on it now. I tried installing the device driver from the Mother board set up.

the mother board is an asus M4A785-M . I even tried resetting the bios and found the battery was dead so I replaced that too. Then I tried installing the drivers again and got this error.
"the realtech controller was not found. If in deep sleep mode unplug the cable." It is not in sleep mode.
So I am starting to think what you said, the LAN part of the MB has died.. Oh well, time to update the MB then..

at least i am on line for now..
 

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ASUS M4A785-M (support site)
It has an integrated Realtek RTL8112L gigabit ethernet device.
It has a PCI Express x1 slot and 6 USB2 ports, so you have the option of installing an internal ethernet card or an external USB ethernet adapter.
I've never used an external ethernet adapter, so I can't advise you how well one works, so I'll leave you with TerryNet to answer that.

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Bumbledor

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A lot less expensive to use a PCI or USB ethernet adapter.
Yeah but this MB is so old, its time to upgrade it so I have USB 3.0 and other options as well. And get rid of the parallel drives, and go straight SATA and maybe grab one of those new drives.. forgot what they are called now, the ones without any moving, spinning platters.
 
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