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Windows detects the wrong network card

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  1. sleno

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    Hi there,

    I am having some strange issues regarding my ethernet network adapter. I run a windows 7 x64 and I am currently running a Intel (r) 82579V gigabit network adapter. The thing is, the driver was made for 82579LM and V versions. Most of the time, my computer reads the adapter as the LM version, in which the ethernet just won't work. Once in a while it gets the V version and everything is alright, but i can't live with such uncertainty. Mostly people suggest i should just buy a new motherboard (?) or a new network adapter, but i'm sure it's a software problem. Shouldn't there be other solutions? The card itself is integrated.

    If you guys need anymore info, please feel free to let me know. I am really desperate to get this solved!

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. sleno

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    done that. the driver is made for 2 chipsets. LM and V. and my com is recognizing the wrong one
     
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    Is your motherboard OEM, or did you buy it aftermarket and install it yourself? Intel states that those provided in that archive are generic, and that you should use the ones provided by your OEM.
     
  5. sleno

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    yes. oem. tried with drivers from cd. getting same results
     
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    How old is your computer?
     
  7. sleno

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    5 months old
     
  8. btop

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    Then it should still be under warranty. Have you contacted the OEM for support with their product?
     
  9. sleno

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    not yet. since 0900 numbers are expensive. i thought i'd check out techforums first. in addition that u guys will always have way more knowledge about the technicalities
     
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    Assuming your computer has an Intel chipset, have you checked the Intel Download Center to see if there's a more current chipset version to download and install?

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  11. sleno

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    Yep. First thing i did. Then the drivers from original cd then basically anything i cud find
     
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    Does the OEM have a web site? Usually the best place to get such drivers are the manufacturer's web site. Often the latest drivers there contain fixes to whatever was shipped (on the CD). And there may be a way to contact them by email or chat.
     
  13. sleno

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    tried that too. i guess last thing is to call them
     
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