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#1 drmprojects

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 04:11 PM

Windows Vista Home Premium

32 bit operating system

 

No internet via ethernet or wireless

 

I was able to get internet when I installed my netgear USB wireless dongle into the laptop but otherwise neither does the wireless card nor LAN connect to the internet.  It connects to router with limited access.  I figured it has to do with something with the drivers of the two original components since I was able to connect with no problem with Netgear.  Any ideas on what the issue could be?

 

Thank you for your time.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

Hello, and Welcome,

 

What is the make and model of the computer? RIght click your Network Adapter (LAN)  in Device Manager. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and post the first line in your next post. Do the same for the Wireless adapter.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 05:33 PM

Compaq Presario F756NR

 

NVidia Nforce Networking Controller #2

PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_054C&SUBSYS_30EA103C&REV_A2
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_054C&SUBSYS_30EA103C
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_054C&CC_020000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_054C&CC_0200
 
Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_137A103C&REV_01
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&SUBSYS_137A103C
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&CC_020000
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_001C&CC_0200
 


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

I am still researching the LAN driver. It is part of the Nvidia nforce chipset but I am trying to get just the driver for networking. Does this computer have a AMD CPU?

 

For the Wireless use this driver.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:38 PM

Yes it is AMD Turion 64 x2



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 06:59 PM

I believe this is driver you need to download. Before you install the geforce driver, did the Wireless driver work? Before installing the Geforce driver create a System Restore Point.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

For some reason it won't finish with the installation for the WiFi driver.  The installation window just disappears and nothing happens.  I uninstalled both drivers completely.  Still working on trying to figure out why that's not working.  The OS is 64 bit by the way.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:17 PM

Your first post mentioned 32bit. That is good you mentioned that.  Do not install that Nvidia driver I linked to, it's 32 bit.

 

Here is your Nvidia driver in 64bit. You may want to uninstall your Graphics Driver as this Nvidia driver is a Graphics and Nforce chipset driver.


Edited by JohnC_21, 27 January 2015 - 07:20 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:21 PM

Wait dang it.  I'm confusing myself.  Sorry, that was for my work desktop that I looked at.  The original first post is correct.  My apologies and I did get the wireless driver installed correctly finally.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 07:25 PM

Okay, so forget my last post and install the driver in post #6 but first uninstall your Graphics Driver in Control Panel. This driver has the Graphics and chipset included so you should get a Network driver after the install. Create a Restore Point first.



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:41 PM

Incredible!  It worked!  Why would drivers just stop working?  Corrupt perhaps?  I uninstalled and reinstalled them through Windows Updates but I guess those were outdated versions that they had?  Who knows... As long as it works!



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 08:43 PM

Glad they worked for you. I try to avoid any driver through Windows Update. Thanks for the update.






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