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#1 lozzablake


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Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:09 AM

I am trying to install an ethernet card. I have got two, a Belkin and a Netgear and tried both in two different free slots. In all cases, the PC does not recognise the card as being there (ie I do not get the prompt for a new pice of hardware). I have tried forcing the install by using the 'add new hardware' option, but this does not seem to work either.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:20 AM

Hi lozzablake and welcome to BC

If you have the drivers, as you run the Add new hardware wizard, select the option to Select my hardware from a list, highlight the card in the list, click have disk, and browse to the driver. Use this option if the driver is an .inf file. If the driver is a .exe file just install the card, go to Start>Run and browse to the .exe.

If you don't have the drivers you can try the first option and browse to C:\Windows\Inf if they are older cards. The newer ones won't have drivers in Windows but you can give it a shot anyway.

If you still can't get them in post back with the exact type of cards you have (ie. Netgear xx-00490 or whatever) and we can help you find some drivers.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:00 PM

One question and one other thing I would look at too.

Did the computer >ever< ask you to load the drivers for a new device. If it did, and you didn't have the right drivers, or slipped somehow, it may have placed the ethernet card in an other devices category and put a yellow exclamation beside it in device manager.

Right click on MY COMPUTER and select properties.
Look under the other devices category and check for exclamation marks. I am hoping that you will see you ethernet card there.
If you do, double click it and select the drivers tab.
Then click on the button to update your driver. It will ask you for a disk.
After that... reboot.

Worth a look... and only a fix if the yellow exclamation is found.

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#4 jbravo


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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:32 AM

Also check that u'r ethernet cards are seated correctly in their sockets.

some times this also results in non detections.

good luck.


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