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Ethernet Controller Driver won't work


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:46 PM

I downloaded the driver "Lan_Pro-Nets_2.22.51104_XPx86" which is supposed to be for the ethernet controller but it doesn't work.

The readme file says this:

IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Windows NDIS driver


Contents:
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1. File Description
2. Driver Installation for Windows XP
3. Parameters Description


1. File Description
-------------------

Filename Description
================= =====================================================
README.TXT Presents a summary of the contents for Windows NDIS
driver installation.

NETIPGD.INF Windows installation INFormation file for install

IPGDND51.SYS Windows XP NDIS 5.1 driver

2. Driver Installation for Windows XP
------------------------------------------------

The Windows installation floppy or CD is needed to complete this
installation.

Adapter Installation Procedure
--------------------------------------------

a. Make sure your computer is power-off.

b. Plug the adapter into one PCI 33MHz slot of your computer.

c. Turn on the power.

Install and/or Update driver from diskette
------------------------------------------
The following steps can help you install or update the driver to
the one in the Adapter Drivers Diskette/CD-ROM.

a. Open Control Panel, double click "System" icon to open System
Properties.

b. In the "Hardware" sheet, you can see the "Device Manager" button.
Click to open Device Manager.

c. Use the tool bar to make sure you "View" "Devices by type".
Then you will able to find

Ethernet Controller

in "Network Adapters" group. Double click it to open its property.

d. In the "Driver" sheet of the adapter's properties, there is a button
named "Update Driver". Click it, the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard
will show up to help updating the driver.

The following steps will lead you through the wizard ...

a. The first page is the welcome messages, click "Next" to continue.

b. Select "Display a list of the known drivers of this device so that
I can choose a specific driver.", and click "Next".

c. Click "Have Disk".

d. Specify the path.
(A:\ , assume A: is floppy drive)
(D:\ , assume D: is CD drive)

e. Choose the driver.
IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Click "Next" to continue.

f. The wizard will be warning you as the driver without digital
signatured if its cat file not present. Click "Continue" to
continue.

g. The wizard will copy and load the driver, then you will see "Finish"
button. Click it and it's done.

3. Parameter Description
------------------------
- Open 'Device Manager' in "My Computer" -> "Control Pannel" ->
"System" Select "Hardware" and click "Device Manager".
Double click "IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter", Select
"Advanced" item.

802.1Q/1P VLAN You can enable it for VLAN group.
tagging Default: Disabled

VLAN ID This value will active after 802.1Q/1P VLAN
tagging is enabled.
Default : 2

Connection Type Specify the connection type for the adapter.
Default: Auto-Sense

Flow Control Enabled/Disabled for Transmit/Receive Flow Control.
Default : Enabled

Network Address Set the Ethernet address for your adapter.
It is not recommended to use this.
Default: read address from adapter ROM.

Receive Buffers Set the number of Receive Buffers Descriptors
Default : 128

Transmit BUffers Set the number of Transmit Buffers Descriptors
Default : 128

Checksum Set enable to perform TCP/IP/UDP Checksum Offloading.
Offloading Default : Enabled

Jumbo Frame You can enable this for Jumbo frame support.
Support Default: Disabled
If enaled, jumbo frame length ranges from 1515 to 4087.
(The device or link partner should also support
Jumbo frame for this function to take effect.)

Wake On LAN Enabled/Disabled Wake up from Lan.
LinkSpeed Default : 10MBits

I have followed the instructions although I'm using a USB drive because I don't have a floppy drive, if I click on "Update Driver" then click the advance option so I can navigate to the location where he driver is (even tried with the driver on the desktop and does the same), click on next then it just goes to the next windows where it asks if I would like to search online but it doesn't find any, I have contacted acer on the matter but they won't help as it would cost $400 to re-image the computer. My other option is maybe get a network/ethernet car and put it in as I have a spare PCI slot. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:36 AM

Well after days of searching I finally found out the manufacturer of the ethernet controller, it is an Intel® and some numbers, and I went to the INTEL website and got the appropiate driver and installed it and hooray I have the ethernet working and the net.

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 02:14 PM

Thank you for sharing your solution.

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