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No drivers to connect to internet


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#1 Pomegranate333

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:04 PM

Hi

 

I have inherited a desktop pc to replace an even older one, and have done a clean reinstall of XP Home SP3. Unfortunately there are no drivers on my OEM disk to connect to the internet.  The pc was built by someone I used to know, so there is no brand logo on the casing.

 

I have tried identifying the name of the Network Controller (I assume I'm doing the right thing - I'm not very capable when it comes to Other Devices) using Device Manager and Speccy, but the info hasn't helped me trace the manufacturer in order to download the correct driver:

 

PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002b&SUBSYS_30A1168C&REV_01

 

 

I would be very grateful for your advice please.


Edited by Pomegranate333, 15 June 2014 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:16 PM

Hello Pomegranate333:

 

I hope this starts you in the right direction:

 

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://asusfans.ru/driver,PCI%255CVEN_168C%2526DEV_002B%2526SUBSYS_30A1168C%2526REV_01%255C4%25262190C0AB%25260%252600E4.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dpci%2Bven_168c%2526dev_002b%2526subsys_30a1168c%2526rev_01%2Bdriver%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D642

 

If not we would need much more hardware detail from you to be helpful.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:18 PM

It's an Atheros AR5B95 chipset. You can download the driver here.

 

xp3264-v10.0.0.274-whql.zip (1731 KB)

 

After clicking on the download button, you may have to wait a bit before the download begins.

 

Edit: What is the make and model of the computer?


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 June 2014 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:24 PM

Thanks for swift replies - I'll let you know how I get on.

 

There doesn't seem to be a particular make that I can see.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:31 PM

The make and model of the motherboard should be visible if you take off the side panel. Do this with the computer turned off.


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 June 2014 - 01:31 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

The motherboard is Biostar Group, model N68S3+

 

Edit: Success!!

 

I don't know why Driveridentifier.com couldn't help the way you did.

 

One last question - I use Slim Drivers to update my drivers. Is there a site that you prefer?

 

Many thanks for your timely help.


Edited by Pomegranate333, 15 June 2014 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:09 PM

You are Welcome and thanks for the update.

Those driver update utilities can cause more trouble than they are worth. If you need a driver, look in Device Manager and the Hardware ID's. Then go to PCIdatabase.com to get an idea on what device you are dealing with.

 

Edit: Here is your motherboard support page.


Edited by JohnC_21, 15 June 2014 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:19 PM

You are too kind, sir! :)



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:28 AM

I've now found that I don't have an ethernet connection to the internet. Are there drivers that I can download for it?

 

Thank you.

 

Answered that by downloading 'Nvidia Network Bus Enumerator' using Device Manager!

 

It's very rare that I can get Device Manager to find anything.


Edited by Pomegranate333, 21 June 2014 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:49 AM

The Ethernet Driver is part of the chipset. In the link I provided for the motherboard, select the download tab and click the plus sign next to Driver. Scroll down until you see Chipset-Ethernet.

 

Operating System:Windows XP x86 v73.20 2010-01-25 35.27 MB


Edited by JohnC_21, 21 June 2014 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 09:56 AM

Thank you, John.  I didn't look at that section originally. Everything seems to ok now.



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Posted 21 June 2014 - 10:57 AM

Glad I could help. Thanks for the update.






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