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PCI Ethernet Controller - DRIVER

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wyrmme, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. wyrmme

    wyrmme Thread Starter

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    Okay, so I found this computer for five dollars. Good condition.

    It's as

    Computer:
    AuthenticAMD

    AMD Anthlon(tm)XP 1600+

    248.0MB RAM


    Well, I installed 98 on it.


    I tried to hook up the internet and it didn't work. I Called my ISP and he said, that it was because my Ethernet Controller didn't have the proper drivers. I have no compnay name or anything to help me find it... I just know it says AMD on the front. And SUPER COMPUTER. Both put on by the manufacturer.

    I need help finding the driver so that I can put it on CD and put it on the PC.

    I HAVE NO internet access on that computer.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Try PCWizard[​IMG]. It might be able to identify the card. You are connected by DSL or some other method that requires a network card I assume?

    Is there a card in Device Manager or at least an unknown piece of hardware? If not, and there is a card present, you may need to enable it in BIOS.
     
  3. wyrmme

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    I'm on cable and have no idea.... I don't think I need a card.. I need a DRIVER for my ethernet controller/
     
  4. Elvandil

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    That's what I meant---your ethernet card that has the connection to the cable modem in it. It may be built into the board, but it still functions like a separate card.

    Is that what you have, a connector like a phone jack only larger?

    If so, then we need to identify it, card or built-in. The PCWizard may be able to do it, or details on the make/model of computer will allow us to find the information if the "card" is built-in. Either way, the Wizard or some other system information utility will help.
     
  5. wyrmme

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    Network Card : Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) SiS900 10/100 Ethernet Adapter


    That's what it says.. I really need the driver so I can USE internet on the other computer. It's the ETHERNET plug itself. It has nothing to do with the company I think. But thee internal plug itself. However, you're smarter than I most likely. Hehehe.
     
  6. wyrmme

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    Basically sir, I know that the ethernet card thing that the ISP gave me might need software. However, on all my my other computers it doesn't.

    So what I exactly mean is. The jack where the ethernet cord goes into my computer. From the modem. Well, the computer doesn't recognize THAT is there...
     
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    Thank you. Before I burn this file to a CD. Will I need a driver for it to work with my router???

    If not, I will message you back on the PC if it works.

    If I do. What information do I need?
     
  9. Elvandil

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    That driver should be all you need. Once that LAN-card driver is installed, the connection to the router is through networking protocols and no longer drivers. Good luck.
     
  10. wyrmme

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    Okay, so this seems to not be working. I'm not on the NEW PC.

    So I installed the driver or w/e, restarted, and nothing else happened. I tried manually installing it but nothing worked.

    Step-by step help maybe? Please and thanks.

    Let me also add I have something called a

    PCI COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

    error thing too, under the Other Devices thing. Right under the ethernet pci problem, and right above the Sound Card probelm. But the sound card thing I don't care about.
     
  11. Elvandil

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    That other could be a modem. Do you have a modem jack?

    What is your uninstalled network connector called in Device Manager?
     
  12. wyrmme

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    There isn't one. The problem was the PCI ETHERNET CONTROLLER.

    It's my modem jack I need set up. The ethernet cord that comes FROM The modem, into the computer. Kind of like a bigger version of a phone-cord.

    I need THAT to work. :[
     
  13. Elvandil

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    The modem inside your computer is what connects to the phone line and has a phone jack on it. If you have no phone modem in that machine, then the unknown device may have something to do with the sound system. The network card is what connects to your broadband modem external to the machine and has the larger connector on it.

    In Device Manager, is the PCI Ethernet Controller listed? If so, does it have a yellow or red marking and what do its properties say?

    Did you try running the setup.exe program inside that unzipped folder you downloaded?
     
  14. wyrmme

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    Okay, so it's Yellow. And the properties say.. nothing at-all reallly. It just says that the driver couldn't be found.. Or something... I'll switch the pc's again to check though
     
  15. Elvandil

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    OK. You can try a couple things. Either try installing the driver by unzipping that zip file and running the setup program inside it, or, if that doesn't seem to work, then right-click the controller in Device Manager and choose Properties, Update or Install, or Reinstall (whatever the option is) the driver, and then make all the manual choices, eventually directing it to look in the Win98 folder inside the unzipped folder you downloaded. It will be looking for the .inf file that that folder contains.
     
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