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Powerline Adapter Driver issue

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ernestdrums, Oct 18, 2018.

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  1. ernestdrums

    ernestdrums Thread Starter

    Oct 18, 2018
    Hello I recently built my first gaming PC. For my ps4 and laptop I have used a power line adapter connection with an ethernet cable with no issues. Simply plugged it in and it worked for those devices. I downloaded Windows 10 for my PC and connected this same ethernet connection to it. My PC picks up the connection however won't connect to the internet because the "drivers need to be updated". My laptop uses Windows 10 aswell. When I plug this connection to my laptop it works just fine. Not sure what the issue is here
  2. Oddba11


    May 12, 2011
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    Goto the powerline adapter manufacturers website and download the latest drivers for your OS.
  3. imstewart


    Jun 18, 2015
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    Hi, I think the powerline adapter may be a red herring, as you say that the Laptop and PlayStation are working fine. But has you have just installed a fresh install of Windows that you may need to get the latest driver for your PC network card from manufacture as the default drivers that comes with Windows 10 may not be 100% support your network card out of the box.

    I would get a USB Pen drive to download the drivers on your Laptop and then transfer then over to you PC to install them. The hard part if knowing what make& model of the network card you have installed.

    When you say it is "connected", do you get an IP address or it is just the link light on the card that comes on...

    I know this may be a pain, If you want to rule out the PowerLine device you can try and move the PC next to the router / modem to see what happens.
  4. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    Powerline Adapters don't need Windows drivers.

    Tell us what motherboard you have and we can help you get the correct Network drivers.
  5. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Well, let's make sure what the TS means by 'downloading Windows 10'.
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