I received an old alienware aurora as payment for fixing a friends custom build and am turning it into a media/gaming server for my house. I needed to put in a new hdd and I've installed a crisp clean copy of windows xp pro that I had. It runs just fine except for one thing, I CAN'T FIND THE DANG ETHERNET DRIVER ANYWHERE!!! I found A network adapter driver for an aurora but it doesnt work with this rig, I think it might be for the laptop version of this desktop. Is there any place I can look to find the driver besides the alienware website? or is there any way to find the correct model number for the desktop/ethernet adapter in the chassis? I would really appreciate any help in the matter. I'd really like a server to mess around with and this seemed like a good chance, but I'm a bit frazzled at the moment.
Information on the hardware I have been able to find: alienware aurora, AMD athlon 64bit cpu @ 2.20GHZ, 1gb ram, 149gb hdd. The MOBO has the brand mark of "VIA"
as a side note if it helps when I boot the ASUS logo pops up which I found interesting.
***UPDATE*** the MOBO is a ASUS K8V-MX/S which is an OEM board from what I've read and is not supported by ASUS but instead by Siemens under the model number Siemens D1711 SO I'm trying to do a bit more digging for a driver but any ideas tips links or help is greatly appreciated!
Edited by spazik, 23 January 2011 - 01:25 AM.