Windows 7 missing ethernet controller

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mistermason, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. mistermason

    mistermason MDL Novice

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    for some reason when i installed this on one my 1 tb hard drive it found internet, and everything worked and when i've previously installed xp on this 40 gb hard drive it still found my ethernet controller, but now installing windows 7 on this 40 gb hard drive it somehow can't find the ethernet controller, why is this happening? they are both internal hard drives if that is of any significance cause i've been asked that question before
     
  2. juzz

    juzz MDL Member

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    Have you checked from your ethernet controllers manufacturers www-site if they have new drivers available? HDD has nothing to do with driver functionality. You could even install to some antique 20GB drive.

    Can you be bit more specific:

    win7 32-bit/64-bit?
    ethernet controller manufacturer?


    Also was it fresh win7 install or did you install on top of XP?
     
  3. MasterHacker

    MasterHacker MDL Junior Member

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    This happened to once before and I ended up installing the XP driver for my ethernet controller on my 4 year old HP desktop it worked.
     
  4. ibeqa

    ibeqa MDL Member

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    Check your mobo CD, you apparently have a driver problem. You need NIC driver.

    Cheers
     
  5. mistermason

    mistermason MDL Novice

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    it is win7 32-bit i'm not sure of the ethernet controller manufacturer, it's part of the motherboard which is a 250 w ps SIS 651 motherboard, it's really weird because i run another primary hard drive on that motherboard and it's running xp and running everything perfectly
     
  6. mistermason

    mistermason MDL Novice

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    oh and it is a fresh install
     
  7. mistermason

    mistermason MDL Novice

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    Check your mobo CD, you apparently have a driver problem. You need NIC driver.

    I have no idea what a mobo cd is and where would i get NIC driver and what does that stand for?:confused:
     
  8. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    #8 genuine555, Dec 11, 2009
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    The sound on that mobo is from RealTek, so probably LAN is also.

    Check RealTek site for suitable drivers. You will have to try a few, cause I can't find which model it is...

    Edit that, I found your NIC type :

    SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

    (it's onboard)

    So try to find vista drivers for that...
     
  9. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    NIC = network interface card

    mobo cd = the cd that came with your pc, which contains all drivers and manuals regarding the pc
     
  10. yackerena

    yackerena MDL Novice

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    Is it possible to set up a home network wirelessly without using ethernet cables?
    I want to connect two computers to share files. I have already done this using an ethernet cable before but is it possible to do it wirelessly using a wireless router?
     
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  11. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    If you mean an ad-hoc network, yes it is possible.
    Both computers need a wireless adaptor instead of the usual UTP cable.

    Setup will be pretty much the same, except for security settings.
     
  12. ibeqa

    ibeqa MDL Member

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    Yes you can, you can share photos, video etc. but you have to be connected to the home (or other) group.

    Cheers