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Network card too big for pc??

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by sandisk, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. sandisk

    sandisk Regular member

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    Hey guy's, I bought a network card today but it's too big size wise for the pc, well for screwing into the case anyway.

    The card goes into the slots with no problem and the card would actually work but the part that you screw to the case is about an inch or a little more even too long.

    There's not even a chance of putting the side of the pc back on when the card is slotted in.

    What I want to know is, is it usual for network cards or any cards to come in different sizes ?

    Would it be handy enough to get a card to fit the pc or would I have to go a different route to use the broadband?

    Thanks
    Sandisk
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    take back the card to get another as seen some cards like pci modems come with 2 different size brackets, 1 tall & 1 short. if can't find 1 with dual brackets, can rebend & cut to size current bracket to fit as had to do that with a dialup modem once
     
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    sandisk Regular member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes I'll take that one back in the morning, but If i can't get a shorter one, what would the best way to cut/rebend the current one ?

    Also if I do cut this one down, there will be no where for the screw to go?

    Thanks
    Sandisk
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    do you have a vise or what we call here vise grips? do you have a hack saw that can cut steel? do you have a drill & drill bit that will fit in the slot for the screw? do you also have a metal file to smooth down the cut marks & to do the slot for the screw?
     
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    sandisk Regular member

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    I'm sure I could get hold of that stuff ddp but it would cause me major hassle and time.

    So firstly I'll try get a smaller card tomorrow and maybe look at a few other posabilities but I really do want to go with the card rather than the wireless route.

    Thanks for the info ddp, I'll have a better view on things tomorrow and take it from there.


    Sandisk
     
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    good idea. when getting exchange on the card, open new one(s) till find 1 that has both brackets for small & normal size. 1 of them usually the normal sized will be attached to the card.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    Just an update on this,

    today I couldn't get a card that the brackets would fit the pc so I opted for a "usb LAN" and I thought ah well it'll do the job.

    I got home and as soon as I plugged it in, it said " windows cannot recognoise new hardware installed".

    Then I got another message saying somethin like "one or more devices is either not working or has malfunctioned, please reconnect the device and if still not working, replace the device".

    If anyone has some suggestions on this? If not I'm going with cutting the network card bracket tomorrow.

    Thanks
    Sandisk
     
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    Did it come with a driver cd? If so install the driver and it should work fine.

    If not go to manafacturers website and go to their support page and download the latest driver for your item!

    If that doesnt help report back!! hehe

    Lecsiy
     
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    It did come with a driver cd but... it won't let you far enough to load the drivers.

    Instead of saying "new hardware found", it says "windows does not recognoise new hardware".

    When I have the device plugged in, I searched the device manager and it doesn't show up at all.

    At the minute, I have the side off the pc and a wireless connector plugged in, so I'm gonig to see if the chipset needs updating.

     
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    might have to load software 1st before connecting usb adapter. found that out a few times.
     
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    I actually tried loading the software first. But when I insert the cd, the windows option comes up asking what to do as in... copy files to folders, play with media player ect..

    So I just copied the files to the desktop and then tried plugging in the "usb LAN" but still the same.

    Is there a different way to install the drivers rather than just downloading to desktop?

    Also, when i did save them to the desktop and plugged in the device, I did try update drivers and navigate to the drivers folder but nothing.

    Think I'll be sawing that bracket tomorrow :)

    Thanks
    sandisk
     
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    take a look thru windows explorer not internet explorer to see if there is a setup file. what is the make & model# of the usb lan adapter?
     
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    The make and model as far as the box says is "Sunix usb 2.0 10/100mbps ethernet adapter".

    I'll have a search for a .exe and post back.
     
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    Yes thats the exact one ddp.

    I downloaded the driver and installed and it prompted me to "unplug device and reconnect", so I did and once again I get the msg at the bottom of the screen, "windows does not recognoise new hardware".

    I also updated the chipset of the pc.

    what do you reckon? Just cut down the bracket tomorrow :-|
     
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    is up to you
     
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    Yeah I'll give the cuttin a try tomorrow.

    There is definitely something faulty with the pc.

    It's my second pc so it's not that important but the problems just bug me.

    Thanks for all your help on this and I'll post with the results tomorrow :)

    Sandisk
     
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    Just an update.

    I cut down the bracket today with a hack saw and using the vise grips and it worked perfectly.

    It now fits perfect and problem is now solved so thanks for the advice ddp.

    Sandisk
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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