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laptopguy

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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
 

dustyjay

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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.
 

etaf

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driver should be here
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/...5334&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663

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

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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
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

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
or
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.
OR
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.
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Full details are available here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

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How to identify hardware in Device Manager

right click on the device with a yellow!

from the menu choose
properties
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

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53058086&REV_34

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:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_008A&SUBSYS_53058086&REV_34

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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