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Discussion in 'Networking' started by laptopguy, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. laptopguy

    laptopguy Thread Starter

    Dec 23, 2012
    i recently re-installed windows 7 and forgot to copy my network controller. Now i cant get on the internet...my computer says " didn't detect Ethernet and network controller". i have tried going to Toshiba website to get it but it seems not to be working.
    i have a Toshiba Satellite c655d-s5334 laptop.
    can anybody help me
  2. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    Is this the Wireless Adapter or the Ethernet adapter you are trying to download the driver for? If it is the wireless you need to know which Wireless Adapter your computer has. There seems to be 3 different adapters used on that model the Atheros, the Realtek, or the Broadcom. Go to this page on another computer http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...5334&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663 , select the Downloads tab, select your OS, then select the WiFi catagory to download your driver. Copy to either a disc or a thumb drive to move it to your laptop, then double click the driver package to install the driver.
  3. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    driver should be here

    can we see a device manager screen shot and identify hardware info - see below

    Device Manager
    Post back the results in device manager
    You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
    Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

    how to access device manager for different windows versions

    Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen, menu on the left hand side

    on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

    if the above does not work then -

    Windows 7 or Vista
    Click on the Start Orb > In the Start Search box type > device manager and then press enter
    Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
    start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

    Windows 8
    If you happen to be using a keyboard with Windows 8, the quickest way to open Device Manager is via its shortcut on the Power User Menu, accessible by pressing the WINDOW and the X keys together.
    If on a touch screen - have a read here http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/device-manager-windows-8.htm

    once you are in device manager then

    network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
    are there any ! ? or X

    post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

    To post a screen shot of the active window.
    1) hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
    2) if you are using Vista/Windows 7 you can use the "snipping tool" which is found in Start> All programs> Accessories> Snipping Tool

    To upload the screen shot to the forum, open the full reply window ("Go Advanced" button) and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
    Full details are available here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

    How to identify hardware in Device Manager

    right click on the device with a yellow!

    from the menu choose
    Click on the Details Tab
    Under the Property - drop down
    Select hardware ids
    Right click and select all
    Then right click again and select copy
    Copy and paste that information here

    You should see a code similar to this


    please reply with the full code for your device(s)

    The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:


    Vendor ID = 8086
    Device ID = 008A

    Post back those two numbers make sure we know which is vendor ID and which is device ID

    These codes can be looked up at this site http://www.pcidatabase.com/

    As an example the link for that database tells us that;
    Vendor ID code 8086 is for this vendor - Intel Corporation
    Device ID code 008A is for this device - Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030

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